Armitage Hux, also known as General Hux, or simply Hux, is major antagonist of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He is the son of Brendol Hux who served the destroyed Galactic Empire. Hux serves Supreme Leader Snoke as the general of the First Order.
He is portrayed by the irish actor Domhnall Gleeson.
- 1 Information
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 History
- 5 Inspiration
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Gallery
A young, ruthless officer in the First Order, General Hux has complete confidence in his troops, training methods and weapons. Hux is commander of the First Order's facility, Starkiller Base. Unlike Kylo Ren, who is insecure and conflicted, Hux is characterized as being more overtly evil.
Hux appears in a uniform with a dark cloak, reminiscent of an Imperial military uniform. Hux is a human male with red hair and a slender body.
General Hux is an evil tyrant who is extremely ruthless as he is willing to kill billions of living beings in order to achieve his goals. He shares a rivarity with Kylo and hates him to the point that he betrays the First Order after his rival became the Supreme Leader. However, this betrayal is motivated only by his desire to have Kylo killed and he shows no remorse towards his past actions.
Working for the First Order
Hux works in the program that creates Stormtroopers, which are stolen from their homes as children to be turned into soldiers for the First Order.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Search for BB-8
At first, Hux attempts to capture Finn and Poe who are escaping in a stolen TIE fighter. He later finds out that their ship crash-landed in Jakku, he sends troopers to look for them at the planet. Kylo Ren questioned him if clone troopers would not be better and trustworthy soldiers, but Hux was offended that Kylo doubted the efficiency of the First Order troopers.
Kylo Ren and Hux are later called by Supreme Leader Snoke, to talk about the plans against the Resistance. Hux informs Snoke that the Starkiller Base superweapon which is almost ready, able to allow the First Order to massacre the New Republic. Snoke orders him to oversee preparations of the superweapon.
General Hux' Speech
Hux makes a speech to the the Stormtroopers, before firing the weapon for the first time. Hux states that it will be the end of the Republic, the regime which secretly supports the Resistance. After the speech, the superweapon was fired on the Hosnian system, destroying and killing billions of people.
Later, after Kylo failed to interrogate Rey and seeks Snoke's help, Hux appears, stating that Kylo Ren choosing to capture Rey instead of continuing to look for the droid resulted in the not getting the map, which might be already at the hands of the Resistance.
The Collapse of Starkiller Base
When the Resistance manages to destroy the thermal oscillator of Starkiller Base, it starts to collapse, so Hux prepares for retreat, and he goes to inform Snoke about his failure. Snoke orders him to bring Kylo Ren back in order to complete his training.
L.E.G.O. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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In the L.E.G.O. game, Hux shows the map to Snoke and celebrates while destroying the New Republic. He later flees from Starkiller Base, thus leaving Kylo Ren behind to die.
General Hux is very much inspired by Adolf Hitler, the ultimate leader of the Nazis. Many people criticize his evil character, as they say he is much of a real life dictator, and ultimately a Nazi. Even Domhnall Gleeson always mentions how evil Hux is, stating that he is a tyrannical brute.
- His speech about the Republic shares some similarities to a speech of Adolf Hitler, since they are both dictators who receive "hail commander" calls.
- He is very similar to another villain of the Star Wars series, Orson Krennic. They both used massive weapons to achieve their own goals of power.
|“||The weapon! It is ready. I believe the time has come to use it. We shall destroy the government that supports the Resistance: the Republic. Without their friends to protect them, the Resistance will become vulnerable, and we will stop them before they reach Skywalker.||„|
|~ General Armitage Hux to Snoke.|
|“||Today is the end of the Republic! The end of a redeemed acquiesces to disorder! At this very moment, in a system not far from here, the New Republic LIES to the Galaxy, while secretly supporting the TREACHERY of the loathsome Resistance! This fierce machine which you have built will bring an end to the senate! To their cherished fleet! ALL REMAINING SYSTEMS WILL BOW TO THE FIRST ORDER, and will remember this as the LAST DAY OF THE REPUBLIC!!!!!!!!!!||„|
|~ General Hux's speech.|