Role in PlotEdit
After a failed attempt at getting Lorenzo back from the Blues, Gene is present as Surge attempts to convince Biff to literally stab Temple in the back. Eventually, an agreement is decided which is satisfactory for both teams. The following day, Freelancer Agents Carolina and Texas arrive in Desert Gulch to assist the Blues and Reds in a game of Capture the Flag. However, the two Freelancers end up focusing on their personal feud, leaving Biff dead in the crossfire. The Blues and Reds are shocked.
Years later, the Blues and Reds discover the truth - that the UNSC has sold them into the service of the Freelancers. Gene and the rest of his team then perform terrorist attacks ten months following the Chorus-Charon War in vengeance for the UNSC's actions towards them. After a brief encounter with Dylan Andrews and Jax Jonez on Sidewinder, the Blues and Reds first encounter the Reds and Blues when they arrive on Armada 8 in the Desert Gulch.
Gene acts almost identically to his counterpart Simmons, and Simmons despises Gene, calling him annoying, even though they act entirely the same. When the Reds and Blues discover the Blues and Reds' true motives, Gene and the Blues and Reds' army imprison the crew. Gene then leaves for Earth alongside the rest of the Blues and Reds to initiate their final campaign against the UNSC.
However, the Reds and Blues pursue the Blues and Reds and infiltrate their lair, where Gene, having changed his visor to gold, battles Simmons one-on-one. Unfortunately for Gene, Grif figures out the identity of the real Simmons by asking the two "why are we here?", with Simmons giving Grif the notable answer. Grif then shoots Gene off a ledge, with the latter hanging on to it and vowing his revenge.
- Gene's name may be a reference to the member of the band KISS, Gene Simmons. This is most likely due to Simmons sharing the name of another celebrity, Richard Simmons.
- Gene and Lorenzo are the only members of the Blues and Reds who sounds exactly like their counterparts. This is due to them sharing the same voice actors as their original counterparts.
- This may be a reference to the fact Simmons' Epsilon counterpart was also identical to the real one, while the rest of Red Team acted differently.
|Blood Gulch: Sarge (ε) · Dick Simmons (ε) · Dexter Grif (ε) · Franklin Delano Donut (ε) · Lopez the Heavy (ε)|
|Desert Gulch: Surge · Gene · Cronut · Lorenzo · Biff · Shelly|
|FH57: Turf · Morgan · Drag · Sue · Santos · Peake · Cherry|
|Colorblind: Hutch · Regina · Cobb · Marlowe|
|Other: Lopez 2.0 · Red Zealot · Max Gain · Phil · Walter Henderson · Red Mutineer|
Burke · Dellario · Tubbs · Hammer · Johnson MacGruff · Hank Daggerknife · Clint Buckshot
|Vehicles: M12 LRV · Motorcycle|