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Gene (full name: Gene Yuss) is an elite human golfer in the Mario Golf series. Gene appears suave, intelligent, and sophisticated, though arrogant and self-absorbed. His full name is a pun on the word "genius", which also describes his self-centered personality, and his first name is possibly a reference to late professional golfer Gene Sarazen. In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, he speaks in third person ("The Gene"), and is protective and competitive about his singles title. When a threat arises, he loses his cool and panics, giving him an intense desire to improve.
Known as the Birdie King and the Greatest of the Great, Gene was once the champion of the Links, but his title was taken by Kid, forcing him to finally accept defeat. In Mario Golf: Advance Tour he claimed his title back after Kid suffered a career-crippling incident. He enjoyed his glory and was again overcome by his arrogance, but Kid won the title back after he recovered from his accident and gained control of the ranks. Gene formed a doubles team with him in a desperate attempt to stop Kid's students, Neil and Ella, from taking what titles remain with the Birdie King.
Concept and creation
In Mario Golf, Gene was short, his hair was black and also shorter, and his skin was very fair. While his outfit was similar, the colors were varied. He wore no vest, but the same type of shirt. The only difference being his white shirt had a purple collar rather than being one solid color. His pants consisted of a brown belt with a buckle, and were a vibrant purple color. His fedora was also in the same fashion but was black with a white ribbon rather than red. Some traits stayed intact, including most of his physical features, his shoes and golfer's glove.
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Gene is a human with blue eyes and orange hair. He is portrayed as an attractive, but self-absorbed individual.
Originally, he appeared as a short character, even boasting about his skills despite his height. However, in most incarnations, Gene is actually rather tall. Gene's skin is fair in complexion. He has a pert, pointed, nose with a long stem. His mouth is wide and defined with a fixed smirk. His eyebrows are a dark shade of his orange hair, and they're thick as well as shaped. He has oval eyes that are shaped by his brows. Gene's face is describable as oval-shaped.
He also has short, orange hair which lengthens out in the back. Gene's hairstyle also has long, styled, sideburns.
Gene's golf attire is old-fashioned. He wears a collared white polo shirt, with a red vest on top. He also wears light, purple golfing pants. He wears long, white socks and peach colored golfing shoes. Gene also wears a white golfing glove and a red fedora that tilts to the side.
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