Thrax is an evil virus who appears as Hexxus' second-in-command during the Disney vs. Non-Disney Villains war.
He is the main villain of the animated film Osmosis Jones.
Disney Vs Non-Disney Villains War
Many remember the wars of the old Greek legends. From the Romans to the Trojans, many warlords are withheld with stories and legends. However, there is one clan many overlook. The Anthrax clan. Not unlike cyclopes and
minotaurs, the Anthraxes were a species of Greek monster. They had a humanoid build, but a crab like body. They are also all born with one long, red index finger capable of burning nearly anything.
The Anthraxes were known for their blood lust. Any time they needed anything, whether it be food or land, they would pillage the nearest town, leaving it practically a pile of ash.
The leader of the clan was determined by blood; the lead warlord, named Anthrax (the namesake of the species itself) had a son that used the same name (albeit he preferred to go by 'Thrax', to differentiate himself). Thrax, among the entire clan, was the most deadly fighter. He was known for causing the most fatalities in any attack. This worried his father. Anthrax gave his son a sit down and told him his sadism was beginning to go overboard. The last mistake he would ever make. Offended and angry that his father had gone 'soft', Thrax ended him with a single swipe of his bladed finger.
With this action, Thrax took over as leader of the band. While before, the Anthraxes pillaged with reason, Thrax commanded attacks for fun. Soon, many cities fell into a smoldering pile thanks to Thrax's sadistic wrath.
This, however, didn't go unnoticed by Hades. The God of the Dead was incredibly irritated by the souls that were flooding his Underworld. With every city Thrax and his army burned down, a multitude of souls flooded the River Styx, making Hades's job much, much harder. Hades proposed a plan to eradicate the Anthraxes to Zeus and the other gods. While the idea of destroying an entire race didn't sit well with Zeus, he eventually agreed getting rid of them was for the best.
Hades happily took action, ordering Pain and Panic to enlist the aid of the Water Guardian, and his band of centaurs and minotaurs. Under Hades's planning, the centaurs and minotaurs gave the Anthraxes a surprise ambush. While the Anthraxes were arguably more smart, they were outnumbered, and the brute strength of Nessus's band was a huge problem for the easily broken Anthraxes' shells. Eventually, Thrax was the last Anthrax member standing. The rest were crushed under Nessus and his goons' mighty hooves. Nessus grabbed Thrax by his neck. Thrax was weak after the long battle. He couldn't seem to fight back. As Nessus raised his fist to deal the killing blow, Hades intervened.
Thrax saw a glimmer of hope in this dire situation. He knew Hades loved to make deals. Nessus reluctantly dropped Thrax, who fell to his knees before the God of the Dead. Thrax begged Hades to let him keep killing. Hades smirked and let out his hand. "Just shake... and you can kill all you want, on my terms." Thrax shook his hand, and everything went white.
Thrax soon found himself simply floating in the air. It was an odd sensation. It was as if he became a bacteria. He soon found he could go inside of living creatures and make them sick. He realized that he was now a germ, a disease.
Enraged that he could now only kill at such a slow rate, Thrax spent his next centuries of existence crying for revenge aganist Hades.
This story was eventually dug up by Hexxus...
Release & Deals with Pirates
Hexxus freed the virus to create havoc as he once did in ancient times. He journeyed to the surface, and began by recruiting the crew of John Silver (though Silver himself refused to take part) however Scroop, refused to join and attacked Thrax. Thrax sent scroop through the floor of the ship. Scroop held on, and prapared to attack him once again, but Thrax was prepared, he slashed the rope tied around Scroop's waist, knocking him into the atmosphere to his death. Hexxus the returned to the underworld where he met his new ally, the demonic cat, Red.
Attack on Planet Z
Wishing to cause havoc on a galactic scale, Thrax infiltrated Zurg's tower while he was on conferrence with the Drej. Thrax easily made his way inside and took out the scientists. Using his evil powers, he sabotaged the tower's power generator, which imploded. He was met with risistance from Warp Darkmatter, who was guarding the tower. Warp blasted Thrax with his arm cannon, encasing Thrax's claws in ice, taking out Thrax's most potent weapon. But, the evil virus fought on, and revealed his ace in the hole. He attacked Warp with viral grenades, and sent him plummeting to his defeat in the burning remains of Zurg Tower.
Vs Dr. Facilier & DeathThrax was present when the Fates presented Hexxus with a vision of his death. Hexxus then sent Red, Pain, and Panic out to attack his remaining enimies. He then left Thrax in charge of the Underworld as he left to do battle with Hades. Soon, Dr. Facilier attacked, using a combinatian of his shadow powers and fist fighting. Thrax wasn't ammused, and began to set fire to the underworld. Facilier called upon his shadow demons, but Thrax turned up the heat, destroying them. He then chased Facilier to the River Styx, but in his moment of triumph, Faciler knocked him in. The unholy, soul sapping waters dissolved him and he never saw Hexxus fail.
Non Disney Villains Tournament
Thrax was born in the lava filled planet of Mustafar, to parents that were quick to abandon him in the middle of nothing. The small infant was quickly found by the intergalactic criminal known as Lord Dregg, who was quick to collect the boy and to take him under his wing.
As the years passed, Thrax and another young alien named Vilgax, both adopted by Dregg to serve as his personal agents, were trained in the art of combat, deception and assassination so that they'd be the most lethal forces in the rising empire of Dregg against the Galactic Empire, whom he had grown to greatly loathe.
While Vilgax remained loyal and cool headed, Thrax began displaying signs of pyromania, derived from his ability to generate fire, not to mention a sociopathic view on life around him, as he grew to adore the feeling of succeeding in an assassination. When a particular mission went awry and the target seemingly started to escape, Thrax, drunk with the excitement of the chase, caught up to him and slashed him to shreds, amused at the carnage he had caused. It was from this point that Vilgax began mistrusting the boy he had grown up with, watching him for afar and waiting for the moment he'd finally snap and turn against him and Dregg.
Such came to happen upon a mission in Kalee, in which Thrax was meant to boycott the Galactic Empire's invasion. Instead, Thrax preferred to aid the Storm Troopers and droids in destroying the planet and ravaging the land. Qymaen jai Sheelal, the leader of the Kalee revolution, was the final opposer Thrax found in the planet, and in spite of his biggest efforts, was overpowered and heavily scarred by the Mustafar native. Both aliens, Thrax and Sheelal, were taken into custody by the Galactic empire, with Thrax being offered the position of acting as a Sith Stalker, slaughtering enemies of the Empire throughout the Galaxy. Sheelal, on the other hand, was rebuilt as the cyborg General Grievous, and to prove his gratitude for having his life saved, began serving as a droid commander, even though he could never stand the presence of Thrax near him.
Thrax was excited to be working secretly for the Empire, happily killing all that stepped in front of him, not caring if they were men, women or children. They would not be one for long.
His fall from grace came from when he once deliberately interrupted a raid on Utapau, conducted by Grievous, and compromised the mission with his violent nature. Finding an excuse to take revenge, Grievous faced Thrax in battle, and succeeded in cutting off one of Thrax's claws, the one in his left hand. Even though the claw grew back, it never had the same fire powers once more, and the humiliated Thrax had to run for his life and to avoid the rest of Grievous's wrath.
Wishing to start over and to get ready to get even on the droid, Thrax moved to earth, where he began as a low profile serial killer before being noticed by Mok...
Thrax rises from the ashes, only to be greeted by Mok Swagger. The two form a fast alliance. Mok then orders Thrax to destroy Zygon's central computer system. Thrax succeeds in his task, but he ends up pursued by Zygon's forces. As the virus runs away, he ends up running into Zygon himself. Though Thrax tries to strike him down with his lethal claw, Zygon freezes his hand with a freeze ray. Thrax slinks into the shadows as Zygon tries to blast him down. The virus triggers an exposion by dipping his finger into a vat of chemicals, producing an escape route.
Batte for Blackmail
Mok has Thrax and another of his agents, Tyler, track down an alien named Leah, to be used for blackmail. Thrax and Tyler find her, but she is already in the clutches of the bounty hunters, Korso and Preed. Korso tries to knock Thrax out, but Thrax catches his punch and knocks his lights out with a bulb. Thrax is also able to kick Preed away before he can fight back. While Preed and Korso focus their attention on Tyler, Thrax escapes with Leah as his hostage.
Thrax returns with Leah in tow, as Mok reveals his new ally, Bishop. Thrax seems to like the newcomer, until Tyler returns, having healed from the previous battle. In a twisted game, Mok has Bishop brutally murder Tyler. Since Tyler can heal nearly any wound, he survives, but Thrax is made very wary of Mok's increasing insanity. He proposes that Tyler and he eliminate Mok before he can eliminate them. A vengeful Tyler agrees.
Thrax tracks down Holli Would, discovering her in the clutches of the Homunculus, Greed. Thrax tries to kill Holli, only for Greed to block him with a powerful carbon-encrusted hand. Greed proceeds to batter Thrax mercilessly, but Thrax manages to get one uppercut deep into Greed's throat. Thrax thinks he's killed his foe, only for Greed to reveal that his humanoid appearance is but a front for his diamond-hard true form. Thrax tries to stab Greed, only for the Homunculus to punch him straight to the face. Thrax, outmatched, burns the building to the ground, hoping to kill Greed this way. Greed, however, manages to survive.
Under Mok's orders, Thrax enters the lair of Baxter Stockman and infects him with his virus. When he returns, he learns that Mok has created a hellcat named Red, which proceeds to slaughter most of Mok's lesser henchmen. Throughout Red's mayhem, Thrax looks on in disgust. He soon begins taking orders from another master, the Emperor Zurg of the Disney Vs Anime Villains War.
The Gain and Loss of Karai
Agent Smith ends up capturing the daughter of the Utrom Shredder, Karai. Needing men to help protect her, Smith has Thrax help guard her. Sure enough, a rescue team arrives to take the girl back. Thrax sets the room on fire once one of the would-be rescuers, Amon, outboxes Agent Smith. When Amon leaps through the flames in order to get a blow at Thrax, Thrax knocks him back. He readies himself to infect Amon, when the Utrom Shredder enters the room. Thrax turns, allowing Amon to activate his bloodbending ability. All of a sudden, Thrax's muscles freeze up, allowing the Utrom Shredder to kick him away. Thrax ends up escaping the battle, the only member of Mok's main henchmen to survive.
After being knocked unconscious during the battle, Thrax wakes up to find himself in the custody of Korso and Preed. Not one to fall before two bounty hunters, Thrax begins effortlessly murdering their henchmen. Korso and Preed let him into the cockpit in hopes of taking him out; Thrax strides in effortlessly. Preed tries to pull a gun on Thrax, but the virus hacks clean through the alien's neck. Korso kneels down to help his friend, but Thrax then impales him through the skull. His foes eliminated, Thrax departs.