Kylux and Stormpilot Steampunk AU Headcanons (part 3)
- Armitage is the bastard son of British aristocrat and military man Brendol Hux and his Irish kitchen servant.
- He was once a ruthless Admiral in Her Majesty’s Navy until he took the fall for others’ mistakes.
- When the
British navy loses the battle to Finn’s pirates, Armitage is made the scapegoat because instead
of fighting to the last when they were clearly outmatched he worked to save as
many of their people as he could. ·
- Kairo Ren failed to assist them in this instance since he was fighting off a poisoning attempt–someone poisoned his shark fin soup.
- Even so, Armitage takes full
responsibility just so Sno’ak won’t punish that poor kid (Kairo) again. Sno’ak tortures him before leaving him to his military commanders for punishment.
- Kairo is led to believe
that Armitage is dead. (That’s the breaking point for Kairo—he would not seek
an out for his own sake, but he could no longer stomach Sno’aks’s cruelty.
He leaves and goes on a quest to restore his honor and get vengeance for
- Armitage is stripped of his rank and titles, dishonorably discharged, and disowned by his father.
- Of course—no matter how many (horrible) things he’s done in the name of crown and country, nothing is ever good enough for his father.
- The only thing keeping Armitage from completely
giving in to despair and alcoholism is the thought of his little brother Teddy
back in London who was also cruelly
disowned by their father due to his blindness—a blindness he wasn’t born with but
cruelly inflicted upon him by the Commandant’s enemies.
is a horrible person and has done a lot of horrible shit but he has a soft spot
for his little brother.
- When Armitage hits rock bottom he begins using his vast talent for planning and strategy to become a master thief. As he improves his skills he begins to target his political enemies who forced him out, the corrupt, and the decadent.
- He’s also a decent conman, charming many men and
women out of their possessions just with his silver tongue alone.
- Armitage sends most of his money to Teddy (and he usually spends whatever is left on booze.)
- Teddy helps his brother in turn, supplying him
with new inventions to help with his heists.
- Armitage wears a long black coat and walks with
a slight limp—it’s an old war wound. He’s a dirty fighter and keeps a knife hidden in his cane and
another in the toe of his boot.
- After Teddy’s blinding he gives his brother his knife cane and teaches him how to use it. Teddie uses it and improves the design of the knife cane with his tinkering and makes another improved version of the knife cane for his brother.
Theodore (Teddy) Hux (a.k.a. Steampunk Techie)
- Teddy has always liked science, “tinkering,” and “playing with machines” despite being a nobleman’s son.
- His father thought it low class, yet another
reason he made a poor heir which was a problem—Theodore was supposed to be the
legitimate heir, not like that bastard Armitage.
- Unlike his father and brother Teddy was a gentle
soul—not the sort of man Brendol wants heading the family. Armitage grew to be
the mean son of a bitch that Brendol actually wanted as an heir but he was a
bastard and later a disgrace so that was not to be.
- Teddy was targeted by his father’s enemies in an attack that left him blind.
Hux disowned them both and set to work on making a new heir, despite his
- In the meantime he named some distant cousin of theirs as the de facto heir, making sure that Armitage and Theodore would never see any of the family fortune.
- Despite disowning them that doesn’t stop the emotional abuse he directs towards both his sons “the bastard and the cripple.”
- However, partially thanks to Armitage’s help,
Theodore is doing okay for himself.
- Teddy has adapted to his blindness and is now living on his own to get away from their father. His London flat isn’t as grand as the old family castle but he gets by.
- He’d relearned how to do his craft without his
sight, relying on his other senses. He knows most of his tools by touch and
even before losing his sight he’d learned he could better diagnose a problem by
smelling or listening to the machines than taking a look at them.
- He runs a little repair shop and is
well-regarded as one of the best mechanics in London. Though he’d probably have
more clients if they could look past his disability—he knows many people find
his glass eyes unnerving so he invented a device to give the illusion of them
moving— it’s a work in progress—they still don’t move quite right and freak
people out, but as Armitage has pointed out, that’s their problem.
- When he’s not doing work for his shop, he’s
inventing all sorts of cool steampunk devices.
- He’s not a push over either. In the years after
the attack, to help him deal with the trauma and build his confidence back up, Armitage
has been teaching him how to fight (and how to fight dirty.)
- Later on Kairo further
assists with teaching Teddy self-defense skills and how to defend himself with