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Pairing: Armitage Hux/Rose Tico
Alternative name(s): Gingerrose, Gingerflower, Huxrose, Rosehux, Gingerose, Roux
Gender category: F/M, Het
Fandom: Star Wars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: small
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Hux/Rose, commonly known as Gingerrose, is an 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.


Fandom content for this couple first emerged as early as January or February 2018, but increased in popularity 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. As of November 2022, there are 1,371 GingerRose works on AO3. In December 2022, GingerRose became the most popular Rose pairing on AO3 and is the second most popular Hux pairing.

On January 14 2020, the GingerRose Hub discord was founded. As of November 2022, it has 114 members.

In February 2020, the GingerRoseHub on Twitter became active. As of November 2022, it has 436 followers. The gingerrose-hub on Tumblr was also founded around the same time.

On May 27th, 2021, Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who played Rose Tico, admitted in a Teen Vogue interview that she also ships GingerRose, saying, "I love Rey Rose stories! I ship Rey/Rose, I ship, obviously, Finn/Poe. I ship Ginger/Rose, that's kind of an obscure one".

On January 17, 2022, String Theory: a GingerRose Digital Fanzine, was published free for download. The Zine was organized by Phelfromgrace and ElfMaidenOfLight, and consisted of 23 contributors.

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.
  • Saving What We Love by ElfMaidenOfLight, A meta analysis on the merits of Gingerrose.



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