A member of the reconnaissance unit led by Denim. In the first episode, he invades Side 7 in a Zaku. He is impatient with the success of the war when he sees parts of a mobile suit (MS) manufactured by the Earth Federation Forces' Operation V. He abandons his reconnaissance mission and launches an attack. He then faces the RX-78-2 Gundam that Amuro Ray happened to board. They engage in the first ever "battle of the MS," but the Zaku's power pipe in its head is grabbed and torn off. He then attempts to escape to the entrance of the space colony where Slender is under the direction of Denim, but is killed when his Zaku is cut in half from behind by the Gundam's beam saber. His Zaku causes a huge explosion that blows a hole in the colony wall, but the video recording from the main camera is later recovered.
In the novel version, his rank has been raised to that of second lieutenant. Unlike the anime version, it is his superior Denim who initiates the battle inside the colony, and he is forced to participate in the attack. Later, in a battle with the Gundam, he is killed in battle when his Zaku is slashed in half from the front.
Notes & Trivia
- Gene is the first character to be defeated by Amuro Ray.
- In the game Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, Gene is a selectable character in Vs Mode.
- He appears in Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn as a non-playable pilot.
- The first-person footage of the Gundam ripping the front pipe from Gene's Zaku II was played back for Oliver May in Episode 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War. Gene's screeaming can be heard as the Gundam slowly reaches for him.