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Pairing: Armitage Hux/Rose Tico
Alternative name(s): Gingerflower, Rosehux, Huxrose, Gingerrose, Roux, Hose
Gender category: F/M, Het
Fandom: Star Wars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Not very popular
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Hux/Rose, commonly known as Gingerflower, is an uncommon het pairing in Star Wars fandom.


The relationship between the characters Rose Tico and General Armitage Hux began with The Last Jedi, the eighth movie of the Star Wars franchise. The couple's interactions are focused only on a deleted scene, where Rose Tico bites General Hux's finger.


The ship for this couple emerged after the release of the deleted scene on Blu-ray. The couple's first fanfic was uploaded to the AO3 platform in March 2018. By December 2019, and before the release of The Rise of Skywalker, there were 101 fics on AO3. As of April 2020, Gingerrose had 333 fanfics in AO3. By August 2020, that number had risen to an impressive 618 works.

Common Storylines & Tropes

  • Rose is undercover in the First Order, and/or captured by the First Order.
  • Hux captured by the Resistance was a popular trope following TROS, and overlaps with Hux lives fics. Often Rose is his guard, or helps him heal from injuries in sustained in his escape.
  • Sometimes Rose became close to Hux when he was a Resistance spy, and she was his handler. Sometimes she is unaware of his identity, but in other works she is the only member of the Resistance who knows Hux is the spy.
  • Stranded together on an uninhabited planet.

Example Fanworks


  • Once Bitten, Twice As Mean by ElmiDol. In hindsight, Rose probably should have realized that the target on her head wouldn't go away. That's what happens when you bite someone, specifically a First Order member.
  • Ginger Gears by GerdavR, Set before TFA: Rose is undercover as technician in the First Order.
  • The Rose and the Spy by juniorstarcatcher, Armitage Hux will give The Resistance all of the intel and advantages that they need to destroy his enemy, Kylo Ren. But what begins as strategic spying and sabotage turns into something quite different when Armitage Hux begins falling for Rose Tico.



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