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"Fear the Dark!"
—Hex's official catchphrase

Hex (ヘックス in Japanese) is a dark elf necromancer who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

Background

Personality

Since her Undead transformation, Hex has become spooky, mysterious, perhaps even sinister, striking fear into the hearts of her enemies. She has also developed a fondness for skulls. Hex isn't known for cracking smiles.[1] It has been said that Hex has laughed only once since her transformation—apparently at an incident involving Trigger Happy, Slam Bam, and a gold coin in the rear end.

Biography

Long ago, Hex was a gifted and powerful sorceress who traveled deep into the underworld to confront the Undead Dragon King named Malefor, who made several attempts to capture her to learn her secrets. Though she successfully battled the dragon, Hex returned from the underworld changed – having unwillingly joined the ranks of the Undead. Many are wary of her since her transformation, suspecting she has used her powerful magic for evil purposes. But Eon trusts her, and views her as a most valuable Skylander ally.

Story

History

Malefor Hex

Hex battling against Malefor in their first encounter.

Hex was a skilled elven sorceress whose spell-casting ability once attracted great attention from all across Skylands. Many years ago, news of her power even passed to the dark and dangerous underworld. Here, the evil Undead Dragon King, Malefor, hatched a plot to kidnap her. But try as they might, Malefor's minions could not track down the slippery sorceress. Together with the entire local magic community of soothsayers, sorcerers, witches, wizards and warlocks, Hex was forced into hiding. A life on the run was not a great deal of fun, so Hex decided to take on the terrible Dragon King.

She descended into the darkest depths of the Undead underworld. Here, to Hex's surprise, the Undead army of Rhu-Barbs, Shadow Knights and Bone 'n' Arrows held back from attack. But soon she realized the gruesome reason why: by entering the land of the Undead, she had become of them. A furious Hex unleashed her most destructive magic on Malefor. When the smoke cleared, Hex was back in her village, but her Undead legacy remained. Nowadays she is the protector of magic-wielders everywhere, not to mention of Eon's most admired Skylanders.[2]

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Hex was mentioned as one of the two Skylanders (the other being Cynder) who was assigned by Master Eon to investigate a mega-sized cockroach that was terrorizing Lucky Lagoon. However, Kaos, who claimed to be renouncing his evil ways to battle evildoers, dealt with the problem long before the two Undead Skylanders arrived on the scene.

Skylanders: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

Hex transported to Cloudless Desert to inform Cynder and Zook that Master Eon wanted to see them. When a freak rainstorm appeared, the shower turned the sand dunes to quicksand that threatened to pull the beachgoers into it. Hex participated in saving the inhabitants, but received some negative feedback of her sinister disposition from two Mabu, whom Cynder soon drove away.

Hex WeatherWizard

Hex as she appears in Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard.

At the Eternal Archive, the Skylanders learned that there have been multiple reports of unusual weather conditions throughout Skylands. They soon read a distress letter from Morbo, the Night Mayor of the Isle of the Dead, where Hex, Cynder and Zook would venture to to investigate if the weather is linked to what's happening on the island and find the Undead segment to the Mask of Power. Once there, the Skylanders are attacked by the aggressive undead wildlife, but are saved by a spectre named Flunky and his pet Stump Demon, Dogwood. They are guided to the Ghost Town, where Mayor Morbo explained to the Skylanders of the sunny weather conditions that threaten to kill their undead crops, and the sudden weather was caused by a powerful Weather Wizard named Hurrikazam. Hurrikazam soon appeared in town, demanding the villagers to hand him his tribute of pies and spiriting away the inhabitants tat provided them to the wizard, including Flunky.

Despite the Skylanders' best efforts, they were unable to defeat Hurrikazam, who retreated to his Cloud Citadel. Afterwards Morbo revealed that the undead villagers who were taken by Hurrikazam were turned back into living breathing creatures by a weather machine. The Skylanders soon infiltrated Hurrikazam's citadel by allowing themselves to be taken captive by Gargantulas that are associated with Morbo. Upon seeing the Undead Energy Extractor, the machine that turns the undead back into the living, the Skylanders were discovered and fight against Brock and his group of Drow. It was soon revealed that Hurrikazam wasn't evil; he was being forced to commit the evil deeds by Kaos, who threatened to cut Hurrikazam's Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, Suprising, Unfathomable, All-Coloured Rose if he didn't do as the evil Portal Master commanded. The evil Portal Master revealed that he was draining the undead villagers of their undeadliness to store it up in a tank of Undead energy to shower every island of Skylands with undead rain to turn the living into undead and destroy the other elements.

Cynder Hex

Hex imprisoning Cynder as the dragoness tried to reason with her companion.

When the Skylanders tried to intervene, the Weather Wizard relunctantly subdued the Skylanders with the weather machine, but refused to drain them of their element at the cost of his precious flower. When Kaos tried to do the task of draining the Skylanders' power himself, he accidentally released the Skylanders, who cornered the evil Portal Master. However, Hex suddenly saved Kaos by imprisoning Cynder and Zook in her bone fortresses, defecting to Kaos' side. She claimed to Cynder and Zook that they weren't her friends and she was tired of being feared, longing to be normal again. Hex allowed herself to provide Kaos her powerful Undead energy, and the Portal Master eagerly began the procedure using the Undead Energy Extractor. However the machine was overloading by the amount of Hex's power, something that the elf sorceress had planned all along and never actually defected to Kaos.

The machine soon exploded, and after a brief moment of seeing Hex's true form, Hex revealed that she had since and always have embraced her dark side. She then helped her companions defeat Kaos and his army of Drow. After returning the undead inhabitants back to normal, the Skylanders are given a heroes' welcome and Morbo offered to allow Hex to stay on the Isle of the Dead. Although flattered, the undead sorceress revealed that she belonged to the Skylanders, her friends. As a token of his gratitude, Hurrikazam gives the Skylanders an Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, Suprising, Unfathomable, All-Coloured Rose seed, the Undead segment to the Mask of Power.

Upon returning to the Eternal Archive, Hex, Cynder and Zook were given the horrible news from Spyro that Squirmgrub kidnapped Master Eon and had taken five of the pieces to the Mask of Power with him.

Skylanders Issue #5 (What the Hex!)

Hex was putting on a charity magic show in Woodburrow, entertaining a crowd. When she asked for a volunteer for her next magic act, the elf sorceress picked the sprite, Calliope, as her assistant. Unknown to Hex, Calliope stole an essence from the sorceress, who felt woozy from the effects but managed to continue her act without trouble.

Return of the Dragon King Part 1 (Issue #7)

An unknown time after the encounter with Calliope, Hex was attacked by Drow and discovered that her magic was reduced to the simplest of spells, losing even her levitation powers. Returning to the Skylanders Academy in bad shape, she found out that Spyro was in a similar situation. After talking to Persephone and finding out that their magic was stolen, they reached the conclusion that Calliope is behind the disappearance of their powers. Despite her protests to solve the issue alone, they set out to the Cadaverous Crypt with the help of Wallop, Flynn and Mags, and the sorceress expressed being reminded of old fears when questioned by Spyro about her attitude.

Hex injured

Hex after being attacked by Drow warriors.

On the way to the Crypts, the group found Cynder being attacked by Rotting Robbies and Bone Chompies until Wallop stepped in to help followed soon after by Hex and Spyro. Cynder revealed that her powers were stolen by Calliope as well and she had been tracking the fairy down with a charm bought from Auric, which was lost after the encounter with the undead monsters. Noticing the pattern with Spyro and Hex having their magic stolen, the Skylanders ventured inside the caves of the Crypts, and soon found the fairy. Before they could reach her however, Calliope smashed the gem containing their powers on a strange rock by the commands of a hidden shadow, who proceeded to absorb them and regain his own. As soon as they found out who was behind it, Malefor announced his return and attacked them with fire, rendering the group unconcious.

Return of the Dragon King Part 2 (Issue #8)

Hex and the other Skylanders awakened to find themselves imprisoned while unconcious, being looked after by Calliope. After coming back to their senses, they were told by the fairy that Malefor had left to destroy the Skylanders Academy as payback for the problems they caused him. Though they tried to convince Calliope to help them by sharing their experiences with her, the fairy ran away ashamed by their attempts to forgive her, but soon help arrived as Flynn and Mags reached their cell. With the Dread-Yacht, the group returned to the destroyed Academy as fast as they could, and challenged Malefor to a battle.

Return of the Dragon King Part 3 (Issue #9)

Despite Malefor's boasting, Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop stood their ground, and by distracting him they had Mags trap Malefor with chewing gum. Using the little power that she had left, Hex redirected Flynn's ship to crash into Malefor, but it only slightly damaged his armor. The evil dragon once again attacked, directing his fury at Spyro, which confused the group as Hex was the one who defeated him before. Unable to do any further damage, they were starting to lose again until Calliope and Persephone intervened, and directed Spyro to attack Malefor's chestplate to reveal the crystal he used to drain the Skylanders' powers.

To destroy the chestplate, Hex used a spell on Spyro that would redirect his speed into a stronger impact with an orb. Once it was out of the way Spyro destroyed the crystal inside and released the powers of all defeated Skylanders. Malefor attempted to keep attacking, but at full power, the Skylanders managed to quickly tie his tail to the Dread-Yacht's anchor. With Wallop throwing the ship over the island, Malefor was dragged along. Despite his pleas of help to Calliope, she and the others only watched as he fell to the lower parts of Skylands. The fairy regretted having started the trouble to begin with, but Master Eon assured that the Academy would be rebuilt and the Skylanders and their allies would help her regardless.

Relationships

Cynder

Zook

Hex is often irritated by Zook's laidback demeanor, but tolerates him. However she doesn't like it when he calls her "Hexy" or plays the didgeridoo.[3]

Spyro

The dragon doesn't doubt Hex's loyalties, but doesn't agree with her way of attempting to solve things without help.

Malefor

When the Undead Dragon King heard about Hex's powers and sought to kidnap her, the elven sorceress was forced to go into hiding to avoid capture. Eventually Hex had had enough of hiding and confronted Malefor herself in the underworld, defeating the evil dragon. However the battle cost Hex everything as she was turned Undead, which ruined her repuation of being a famed sorceress. When Malefor returned, Hex was uncertain about facing the very one who took away everything she had been once again. But, in battle, he seemed to have little interest in having his revenge aganst her, directing his anger towards Spyro instead.

Abilities

Being a gifted and powerful sorceress corrupted with Undead powers, Hex has the ability to summon and cast dark magic and spells. She can also summon large skulls to rain down from the sky down onto her opponents, and bring forth a barrier of bones to protect her from enemy attacks.

In Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard, she has also been shown to be able to levitate other people just like herself and to communicate telepathically with Master Eon. In Skylanders Issue #9 she was shown to have spells to redirect the trajectory of objects and to enhance the powers of other Skylanders, such a sphere that amplifies their speed and redirects its kinetic energy for a stronger impact.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 270 (max. 540)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 70
  • Agility: 40
  • Defense: 70
  • Luck: 50

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Cadaverous Crypt

Conjure Phantom Orb Rain of Skulls Skull Shield
Hexprimarypower

Primary Ability
Launch magic orbs of spectral energy that track your foes.

Hexsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Hold the button shown to begin casting this spell. When fully charged, ghostly skulls rain down.

Hexsoulgempower

Price: 4000
Rain of Skulls knocks away enemies and attacks.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Wall of Bones Storm of Skulls Bone Fortress Twice the Orbage
Hexbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Create a Wall of Bones.

Hexbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Conjure up to 4 skulls with your Rain of Skulls attack.

Hexbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
The Wall of Bones is larger and takes more damage to destroy.

Hexbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Shoot 2 Phantom Orbs at once.


Shade Master
This upgrade path lets Hex further develop her Phantom Orb attack.

Long Distance Orbs Caustic Phantom Orbs Unstable Phantom Orbs
Hexpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Increase the range of your Phantom Orbs.

Hexpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Phantom Orbs do increased damage.

Hexpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Phantom Orbs explode, damaging nearby enemies.


Bone Crafter
This upgrade path lets Hex further develop her Rain of Skulls and Wall of Bones abilities.

Compound Fracture Master Caster Troll Skulls
Hexpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Wall of Bones damages any enemies that touches it.

Hexpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Takes much less time to cast Rain of Skulls and Wall of Bones.

Hexpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Rain of Skulls does increased damage.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Sprectral Spheres (Primary Attack): Cast a spehere of spectral energy at your enemies.
  • Spook Summoning (Secondary Attack): Gather otherwordly spirits around Hex. Project the spirits at nearby enemies. Hex can summon up to three spirits at once.

Upgrades

  • Unknown (requires level: 3): Add description here.
  • Unknown (requires level: 6): Add description here.
  • Unknown (requires level: 9): Add description here.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefenseundead

Curse enemies in range and make them more vulnerable to attacks for a certain time.

SSUCastleAssaultundead

Launch a projectile that accelerates to a high velocity instantly.

SSUGroundDefenseundead

Curse enemies in range and inflict damage.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Fear the Dark!"
  • "The dark hour begins!"
  • "It's darkest before the dawn!"
  • "Take a walk on the dark side."
  • "Fear when I am near."
  • "Be afraid of the dark!"
  • "My power knows no equal!"
  • "Mwhahahahahaha, (sigh) good times."
  • "Mwahaha, good riddance!"
  • "Rest in peace."
  • "Levitate!"
  • "My powers are yours!" - When checking stats.
  • "Enchanting, aren't they?" - When checking stats.
  • "Wealth of unearthly proportions!" - opening a treasure chest.
  • "I will mourn for you."
  • "That's how you make an entrance!" - opening a gate.
  • "Behold!"
  • "I reign supreme!"
  • "Feel the Darkness" - Leveling up.
  • "Good riddance!" 

Book Quotes

Skylanders: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

  • "You are not my friends. I haven't had friends since the day I became a member of the Undead. You saw those people on the beach. When when I saved them, they still feared me. Everyone fears me. I see the way you look at me when I use my powers. You don't trust me. None of you do. Not even Eon."
  • "Prepare to rest in peace, foul follower of Darkness."
  • "This is who I am and this is the way I want to be. I embrace my dark side. I always have."

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • Hex is also a word meaning the practice of witchcraft, usually as a curse.
  • Because of her appearance, many people are scared of Hex, fearing she will use her magic for evil purposes. In an attempt to set their minds at ease, Hex once swapped her dark robes for a frilly pink dress with yellow polkda dots. If anything, this made her look even more alarming, and to everyone's relief, she quickly changed back.[4]
  • She bears a resemblance to Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
  • Both Hex and Cynder share a few story qualities in their backstories: both have encountered the Undead Dragon King, Malefor, and both people and the Skylanders are still wary of them due to their dark powers.
  • She and bears a few similarities to Rider: Both are elves, both are from the Undead element, both have cyan skin, both wear black clothing, and both wear helmets.
  • Ghost Roaster almost turned Hex into a hamburger.[5]
  • Her catchphrase is similar to Fright Rider's 'Fear the Spear!' catchphrase and Gill Grunt's 'Fear the Fish!' catchphrase.
  • Hex's Skull Buddy Wow Pow power is the same as the Eternal Undead Source.
  • She is the only elven Skylander without a way to get around faster than walking (or really floating).
  • Her Series 2 figure is based on her Rain of Skulls.
  • As a LightCore Skylander, her dress lights up.
  • Hex is voiced by Courtenay Taylor who also did the voice of Jack in the Mass Effect franchise.
  • Hex resembles Elena Validus in her nanochip form in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 167
  2. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 78
  3. Skylanders Book of Elements: Life and Undead, page 25
  4. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Life & Undead
  5. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 82
Characters
Playable Characters

Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary)
Cynder - Terrafin - Stealth Elf - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor - Prism Break - Stump Smash
- Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom - Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind
- Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo - Wham-Shell - Slam Bam - Drill Sergeant
- Lightning Rod - Warnado - Double Trouble - Hex
Villains
Kaos - Hektore - The Darkness
Glumshanks - Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek
Non-Playable Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Sparx the Dragonfly - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
- General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers -
Jess LeGrand - Batterson - Gallant - Haldor - Flavius - Ramses
- Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

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