Part of my Alternate Universe verse, to which this was Ben’s tale.
Hux’s father already has an heir, so when he finds he has
a ‘spare’ he throws him into the Stormtrooper program to sink or swim,
hopefully in his mind to sink. Hux of course being the ruthless soul he is goes on
to prove his ‘father’ wrong and becomes quite the sniper, blossoming under
Captain Phasmas tutelage. He hates his father for throwing him to the wolves forgotten while his brother rises to the top of the chain.
That’s not to say his father forgets and arranges quite a few accidents
for Armitage. On one of which he meets troubled and troublesome Ben ‘Ren’ Solo.