Not to be confused with Genn, the book character who appeared in Kai: Ninja of Fire.
“Eh, here's my theory on how to help the evil ninja destroy the good ninja. Look what happens when positive energy connects with negative energy. So, if an evil ninja manages to connect a single blow against his opposite, that same spark should be so powerful as to eradicate the good ninja. Trust me. I'm, like, an evil genius.”
— Gene to the other Darkley's students in "Double Trouble"

Gene is a student formerly enrolled in Wu's Academy and one of Lloyd's former classmates. Unlike Lloyd, Gene was a competent villain-in-training, leading his fellow students in devising evil schemes to increase their power and defeat potential enemies.

History

The Tall Tale of Clancee (non-canon)

Gene was one of the Darkley's students standing in a line with young Clancee.

Double Trouble

Gene participated in a deviously thought-out plan to ambush the ninja and turn Lloyd back to the side of evil. He, alongside other students, sent the ninja a fake invitation to lure them to Darkley's, where Gene disguised himself as their principal. When the ninja entered the principal's office, Gene welcomed Lloyd to the new "Darkley's Boarding School for Worse Boys" before knocking out the ninja with sandbags.

When Lloyd awoke and found himself tied up with rope, Gene was among other students who interrogated the defenseless Green Ninja. Lloyd questioned the whereabouts of his comrades, but Gene just simply assured him that they would be better off without him.

As the Bizarro ninja broke into the school in search of their good counterparts, Brad ordered Gene along with the rest of the "spitball brigade" to attack. Once that plan failed, Gene accompanied the "smoke ball brigade" in an assault—though this flopped like their former plan. In a final attempt to defend themselves they threw dodge balls at the Bizarro ninja but ended up calling a hasty retreat once their enemies began retaliating.

Later, as the ninja took on their evil copies, Gene became fascinated by the fight, commenting it was similar to fighting a mirror, as their abilities were too evenly matched to hit one another.

In the classroom, Gene lectured his fellow students on his idea to help the Bizarro ninja. Though at first it seemed the other students did not follow, upon Gene assuring that he was a genius, Brad happily agreed to his plan. However, as Lloyd spoke up about Brad's good-willed actions in the past, the latter admitted that he enjoyed planting flowers, much to Gene's dismay. The students then joined Lloyd's side and untied him, Gene saying to himself that his father would be very upset.

Afterward, Gene sewed among the other students and dressed in a blue ninja suit in Lloyd's plan to thwart the Bizarro ninja. The Darkley's students then rushed into the fray, assisting the ninja by confusing their copies with the ninja suits they sewed.

Ninjaball Run

Along with Brad and other Darkley's students, Gene entered the annual Ninjaball Run in a modified school bus. Before the race began, he sabotaged the ninja's Ultra Sonic Raider with the help of another student from Darkley's, either in an attempt to take out the most dangerous opponent or as revenge for the ninja's interference in their previous plot. When the race began, Gene and his fellow students were right in the middle of the pack, taking a moment to run Captain Soto's pirate bus off the road and into the side of Crashcourse Canyon.

Unfortunately for Gene, the ninja repaired the Raider and quickly caught up to the others, passing the Darkley's students as the racers entered the Glacier Barrens. During a clash between the ninja and the Serpentine forces of Lord Garmadon, the Darkley's students ended up in a massive pileup with the Ultra Sonic Raider, Ed and Edna's jalopy, the Mailman's bike, and the Serpentine Bus.

The Surge

Gene remained at Darkley's when Wu took over and it became Wu's Academy. He was present in Kai's class learning about Ninjago's history when Brad took control of Zane using an ultra-remote and rushed in with the rest of the students to see. Gene, however, did not accompany the rest of the students for their tour of Borg Tower for unknown reasons.

The Curse of the Golden Master

Gene was present at the aquarium field trip, which was under Dareth's supervision. He can be seen with a device of some sort, fiddling with it in the Ninjago City Aquarium entrance hall.

The Titanium Ninja

After Zane's sacrifice, a ceremony was held in his honor. Gene sat next to Sally during the statue unveiling.

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Tall Tales

Trivia

  • Gene is voiced by Kathleen Barr, who also voiced Brad Tudabone.
  • His name is likely a pun on the word "genius", as in "evil genius".
  • He implies that his father is on the side of evil, but it is unknown who his father is.
  • He has the same piece of hair as Harry Potter from the LEGO Harry Potter Series. He also has a similar face.
  • There is a recurring background character with the same appearance as Gene.[1] Other students seen at Darkley's also have the same appearance.
  • Chronologically, he was the first known student at Darkley's to be enrolled by a parent, followed by Lloyd.
  • He is one of the few male characters to have a female voice actor, the others being Lloyd, Brad, Skales Jr., Wu (as a baby), Sammy, Leroy, and Ginkle.

Gallery

References

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane · Nya
Allies: P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Skylor · Ronin · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former Members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Arcturus · Anacondrai generals
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Mini-snakes: Golden Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Bizarro ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroids

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai warriors

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former Members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leaders: The Preeminent · Morro
Weapon Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton figurehead
Former Members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Police Officer · Night Watchman

Djinns

Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scoop · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Royal Family

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former Members: Iron Baron

Oni

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Andrea Thomson · May Robsen

Blizzard Samurai

Leaders: Ice Emperor · General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Formlings

Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former Members: Clutch Powers

Avatars/NPCs

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies:The Mechanic's henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

The Mechanic's henchmen

Leader: The Mechanic
Cece

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries

Geckles

Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids (ninja faction)

Other groups/sub-groups

Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · The Royal Blacksmiths · Treble Makers · Spin Harmony · Elemental Alliance · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · Time Twins · Marooned ninja · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · Fast Chickens

Families

Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

Non-canon

Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Mr. Righty Tighty · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Grundles · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Treehorn queen · Wallopers · Wohira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Other

Announcer · Auto · Bank Boss · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Magician · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Mystake · Museum Curator · News Reporter · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Prison guards · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Robot dogs · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Security guards · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Golems · Tai-D · Talent show judges · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Dr. Yost

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