Captain of the Outlaw Star, and space bounty hunter. Gene is a brash and lazy worker. His long time partner, James Hawkins, keeps him in check.
Developed a fear of space travel and a hatred of pirates during an attack when he was 15 that resulted in his father's death at the hands of a band of mercenaries led by Ron MacDougall. He was thrown into an escape pod moments before their ship exploded and landed on Sentinel III. After he meets Hilda his fear of space goes away.Gene met the much younger Jim Hawking and the two went into business; forming a company called Starwind and Hawking Enterprises. Gene is a ladies' man and a bit of a pervert who flirts with a every woman he meets. After realizing Melfina had no recollection of her purpose or function, Gene promises to help her find her past and protects her from the people in pursuit of her.
Gene is armed with a variety of weapons including a pistol, grenade launcher, knife, rocket launcher, etc. His special weapon, a Caster gun that fires special Caster shells; magic bullets that are effective against Tao priests and other entities protected against normal weaponry. Caster shells are projectile capsules containing a spell cast by a wizard which have been contained, allowing non-magic users to fire the spell from a gun. The Shells are very difficult to obtain and are considered antiques.Caster shells are also numbered by power level (although not incrementally), the three most powerful being 4, 9, and 13 (in Japanese culture, the numbers 4 and 9 are considered bad luck, and in western culture, the number 13 is considered bad luck). Gene only uses these particular caster shells for powerful opponents, since they carry the extreme danger of killing him if he uses them consecutively.
Gene's blue ear piercings possess a communication device that serves like a two-way radio. Gene always wears one, letting him keep in contact with Jim, who holds the other communicator piercing.
Gene bears many scars all over his body, which shows to the hardships that he has be thourgh over his lifetime.