Hexxus is the main antagonist of Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. He is a spirit who is imprisioned by Magi years and years ago, but broken out because of Zak's superiors cuttign down the tree. He is evil as he plans to destroy Ferngully with smog and smoke. He is a black gooey spirit with the ability to shapeshift. He is voiced by Tim Curry.
Hexxus first appeared on Earth in ancient times when the balance of nature shifted. He rose out of the Earth and rained down poison, destroying much in his wake and killing countless living creatures, including humans. He was finally defeated by the fairy priestess Magi Lune and imprisoned inside an enchanted baobab tree, which he remained trapped in for hundreds, if not thousands or possibly even millions of years.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Edit
The movie's main male protagonist Zak's superiors cut down the enchanted tree that Zak had coincidentally painted an X mark on marking it to be cut down. Unfortunately, this turns out to be the tree Hexxus is trapped in, and the cutting down and processing of the tree by the mobile lumbermill known as "The Leveler" releases him. Determined to get revenge upon the fairies of Ferngully (specifically Magi Lune) for imprisoning him and seeing the useful potential of the human machine, Hexxus decides to take control of it and use it to exact his plan.
He manipulates the lumberjacks and their tree leveler into tearing down the rainforest in the direction of the fairies by the next morning, thereby destroying the very fabric of their world. He does this under the outspoken guise of their boss. Sometime latter, upon reaching FernGully after having successfully destroyed much of the rainforest, Hexxus reveals himself. With Magi gone (having sacrificed herself to give her power to all the other fairies), it is up to Crysta and the other fairies to defeat him. He and the leveler chase the fairies and drive them into their home tree despite the several courageous efforts of Crysta, Zak, and Batty to stop him. Hexxus scares the lumberjacks off and takes control of the machine. Just as Hexxus is about to kill off all the fairies, Zak turns off the leveler, causing Hexxus to lose the energy he was gaining from it and disappear, but he soon rips out of the machine as a giant demonic skeletal creature made of oil that breathes fire.
Crysta seemingly sacrifices herself like Magi did by allowing Hexxus to devour her in one bite, and uses her powers from inside him to grow a seed she had with her to again imprison Hexxus (together with the leveler) inside a new tree with help from the fairies led by Pips. In the last moments, Hexxus can only watch in terror as the enclosing roots seal, thereby imprisoning him again, and hopefully forever.
MCF Stories Edit
Hexxus appears in "MCF and the Flowers of Blood" as the main antagonist as he is giving a disease to people including Dowager Empress Marie. He learns of Tracy and Tricia coming to stop him from Bartok. After nearly bringing Tricia to the dark side, Tricia and Tracy team up to stop him, thus curing the illness from everyone including Marie.
He is set to return in "RMCF: The Tree Hugger" where he vows vengance on the fairies, but is threatened by the arrival of Audrey.
- MCF and the Flowers of Blood(Debut)
- RMCF: The Tree Hugger(Return)
- The name "Hexxus" is probably derived from the word "hex", meaning a harmful curse.
- Hexxus is often considered to be the best character in FernGully. Tim Curry's voice gives a very darkly sensual charm to the lord of pollution (especially during his signature song "Toxic Love"), making him stand out among the other characters who are mostly considered fairly bland (with the possible exception of Batty, voiced by Robin Williams).
- Toxic Love's full version is longer than the one that appears in the movie. It may have been cut due to both time constraints and age-inappropriate content (such as the line "I feel good, a special kind of horny").