GENERAL HUX THE MILITARY MASTERMIND
The brutal commander whose machinations have caused billions of deaths will not let the destruction of Starkiller Base be the end of his thirst for power.
Armitage Hux craves power above all else. The son of Imperial general Brendol Hux, Armitage didn’t hesitate to eliminate his father when it became evident he represented a threat to his ascent to command. Raised to the rank of general, Hux became the key man in Snoke’s military strategy—and one of the few individuals with direct access to him. Placed in charge of Starkiller Base, the young general suggested to the Supreme Leader that they test the superweapon embedded in the ice planet and destroy the only obstacle standing in their way: the New Republic. As he informed his troops during a passionate speech, after the disappearance of the senate, all systems would bow to the First Order. And he was correct: Even with the destruction of Starkiller Base by the Resistance, no underground movement, no planet, no system could possibly match the might of the First Order. Moreover, Hux’s engineers have developed another insidious technological breakthrough: active hyperspace tracking. With the ability to locate Resistance ships as they travel through hyperspace, Hux knows it’s only a matter of time before he and the First Order can put an end to their last opponent and fi nally rule the galaxy.
But the obliteration of the Resistance is not Hux’s only concern. Fuelled by an unquenchable thirst for power, the general surreptitiously plans his next move from the bridge of his fl agship, the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer the Finalizer. And all the while he is careful to keep his thoughts hidden from both Snoke and Kylo Ren, lest his ideas of betrayal be discovered.