Brendol Hux is a recurring antagonist in the Star Wars franchise, serving as the final antagonist of the Star Wars: Servants of the Empire book series, a major antagonist in the Aftermath novel series, a major character in the novel Phasma and a posthumous antagonist in the Star Wars Sequel trilogy. He's a powerful officer in both the Galactic Empire and later the First Order.
As the headmaster of Arkanis Academy, Hux had countless students he considered to be worthless to him killed by other students as a "final test" to get into his inner circle.
After the battle of Endor when Arkanis was under siege, Hux left his wife to die to escape with his life and his bastard Armitage Hux. Hux was a part of the shadow council of Gallius Rax and was present at the battle of Jakku (the Last Stand of the Empire) although he played no big part in the battle and escaped into the unknown regions at the end being one of the chosen to build the first order. Being finally able to fulfil his dream of a superior imperial army, Hux had thousands of children throughout the galaxy kidnapped and essentially brainwashed to become loyal servants to the First Order and kill innocents without a bit of remorse.
During all his time Hux was repeatedly psychologically and physically abused his son Armitage, often beating him bloody and once even forcing him to lick up a drink he spilled like a dog just for the amusement of a fellow officer.
Hux eventually was stranded on the planet Parnassos where he was forced to fight himself a way out of the planet. Hux succeeded at that with the help of a local warrior named Phasma whose skills in leadership and fighting impressed him. After getting of the planet, Hux ordered a orbital bombardment of the regions he had been in as a show of power to Phasma, wiping out most life there.
He was eventually murdered by Phasma and his son Armitage who took revenge for years of abuse and took his title.