General Armitage Hux was a high-ranking officer within the First Order, the successor to the Galactic Empire, thirty years after the fall of Darth Vader and Palpatine. He was the General in charge of the superweapon Starkiller Base, working alongside Kylo Ren. Ren was the apprentice of Snoke, the First Order's Supreme Leader.
It was Hux who ordered the destruction of the Hosnian system, capital of the New Republic, by Starkiller Base's superweapon. D'Qar, home base of the Resistance, was intended as the superweapon's next target. However, Resistance pilots lead by Poe Dameron launched a counterattack to destroy Starkiller Base, which succeeded. As the planet collapsed around him, Hux was ordered by Snoke to flee with Kylo Ren, who had been injured following a duel with Rey.
- In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hux is played by Domhnall Gleeson, who is also known for playing Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter films.