Blug was the General of the Nome Army.
Blug was known as a fierce fighter and a cruel commander. He had fifty thousand well-drilled Nome soldiers who feared nothing but their stern master.
When the Nome King ordered General Blug to march his army across the Deadly Desert into the Land of Oz, Blug pointed out the insanity of the King's command. He suggested it might be possible to tunnel under the desert and into the Emerald City, but argued that Princess Ozma was too powerful to overcome. In anger, the King knocked Blug unconscious with his scepter and had him thrown away. (The Emerald City of Oz)