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"Either he's honest to a fault, or the world's greatest liar."

— Xeno Houston Wingfield regarding Gen, Dr. Stone, Chapter 151

Gen Asagiri (あさぎりゲン Asagiri Gen) is a turncoat of the Tsukasa Empire, persuaded to the side of the Kingdom of Science by Senku and the others. He is one of the Five Wise Commanders, specializing in soft skills and interpersonal strategies, but also avoiding hard work if he can help it. When it comes to enemies, Gen acts as a tactical forecaster. Kaseki tends to drag him along to help with crafting, as they are close friends.[11]

Appearance[]

Gen Icons

Gen is a slim young man of average height with pale skin and strong hands and not much else.[12] His hair is bicolored, with the left half being short and black and the right half being white with longer strands around his face. Prior to his petrification, all of his hair was black, but it was already partially white before becoming petrified.[13] His eyes are dark and shadowed as if with eyeliner or fatigue, and angled upwards into a sharp, cunning slant. His eyebrows are stubby, lacking a tail.

His petrification scar is a jagged mark running down from his left eye with a mouth-like wedge across his cheekbone. This line varies in appearance depending on what Gen is doing, such as becoming flower-like when mimicking a woman's voice[14] or extra jagged while scheming.[15] His petrification scar is healed by his second depetrification. After Tsukasa's revival, he used paint to recreate his scar.[16]

He wears a lavender-pink Japanese-style overcoat over a wheat-colored yukata, tied with an unhemmed and jagged brick-orange obi under a thin rope, tied at the front. Gen wears undyed but fitted pants that gather slightly at the ankles. He lacks proper footwear and walks barefoot.

Later, Gen replaces his outfit with a similar overcoat over a yukata, but rather than it being laced up at the front of his neck, it's tied with a necktie, and his sash is a piece of fabric rather than rope. He also wears sack-like shoes similar to Senku's original ones.[17]

Personality[]

Gen is a proficient liar and skilled manipulator, with no fixed policies regarding his approach to life,[18] making him dangerous as a foe and untrustworthy as an ally. He is the self-proclaimed world's smoothest talker, and of course, he uses all these traits to reliably help his friends over and over again.

He takes pride in his abilities as both a magician, and as a mentalist, with his knowledge of the human psyche. He is a skilled actor, fiercely in control of his body and emotions even when in danger: he remains rational and calm at spear-point,[19] poleaxe-point,[20] gunpoint,[21] or deep in enemy territory, undergoing questioning.[22] He is confident and is shown to have nerves of steel, even in the face of death. In all cases, he only shows the parts of him he wants to show, owing to his manipulation tactics. However, this façade is not always present, as Gen appears to react freely in shock whenever Senku brings up his next planned invention.[23]

While not as academically gifted as Senku, Gen shows an average understanding of modern innovations and scientific knowledge, acting as the bridge between a scientist and a layman.[24] He uses his abilities to promote cooperation and enthusiasm, motivate allies, conduct negotiations, and outsmart enemies. He tends to shift between acting as a ditzy airhead when it suits him (such as to avoid work or going into battle)[25][26] and an intelligent manipulator.

His predictive skills allow him to adapt and prepare for potential situations, such as preparing blood bags before getting beaten up by Magma.[27] These skills also allow him to choose the best path for negotiation, such as openly offering to lie to Tsukasa about Senku's death to earn his favor,[28] pretending Senku had a gift for Minami to obtain her Revival Fluid,[29], and tricking Ryusui into paying them for the privilege of being on the hot air balloon despite needing his expertise anyways.[30]

He tends to act self-absorbed and perverted, as seen when he considered sticking by Tsukasa for the purpose of having a harem, hitting on Kohaku, and later Amaryllis,[31] though he gives off a gentlemanly air even when being honest about such. While he frequently portrays an aura of selfishness, hard self-interest, manipulation, and deviousness, Gen is a good person who can't bring himself to harm others. His outward appearance is masked by his mastery in psychology, but his actions speak of loyalty, determination, kindness[32] and even sacrifice at times.

He is good with people of all ages, Kaseki being one of his cherished people whom he spends a lot of time with as Kaseki enjoys his aid.[3] He also gets along with Suika and together they succeeded in protecting the village.[33] In addition, he is also quite genuine in his admiration of others, respectfully recounting Lillian Weinberg's renowned singing skills to the people of Ishigami village in reverential tones.

Gen is also rather quirky, frequently hamming things up as if it were a performance and can often be seen speaking in playful Pig Latin. This comes out most prominently when he's surprised or shocked.[34]

Abilities and Skills[]

  • Psychology: As a mentalist, he is deeply perceptive and manipulative, having a large knowledge of the human psyche. He is capable of analyzing and understanding obscure messages or drawings with his great knowledge about the human mind; he was able to decipher Kohaku's message by understanding what each image represented from her point of view. Gen is also able to put himself in the minds of others, correctly figuring out what they are thinking or planning. Gen is very crafty, as he anticipated being attacked[35] and created fake blood packs to wear for a visual trick and to soften blows to his body. This saved him from being killed by Magma.
  • Skilled Liar: Gen is an expert liar, as he can fool anyone. When it comes to post-petrification humans, Gen can easily impress and trick them into believing his tall tales. Though he is equally good at manipulating people from his era (minus Senku, whom he often collaborates with in these cases) with his showmanship, Gen has stated that the best trick of a mentalist is to "make your joker look like the ace of spades." He was also able to fool a polygraph test, with only half-truths. This left Dr. Xeno amazed, even when the scientist suspected Gen of lying.[36]
  • Manipulation: Gen is shown to consistently manipulate people into getting his (or the Kingdom's) way. He has tricked Moz into not killing them and instead temporarily helping them, and during the Age of Exploration Arc, is shown using his manipulation to motivate the workers and gain the Kingdom money. His manipulation tactics are quickly seen when he goads Kinro and Ginro into helping Senku power-up an electricity generator.[37]
  • Stage Magic: Gen is a master of sleight of hand. He also keeps various props hidden within his coat, so he may cause distractions or fake "peace offerings" to stall. He makes use of this immediately after arriving at the village, distracting the hostile villagers planning to attack Senku.[35]
  • Impersonation: He also makes for a very convincing female if the need to disguise himself comes up, with Kohaku stating that his only flaw was that he was too tall for a convincing woman. He is capable of mimicking people's voices to the point of being indiscernible from the original.
  • Endurance: He shows a surprisingly strong will and a high level of endurance, being able to survive an attack from Magma with proper preparation, then, soon after, run all the way back to the Tsukasa Empire while gravely injured to report Senku's death.[38][39] He does the journey there and back again later when delivering the cell phone. However, his skills pale in comparison to Francois' endurance ability as he was left in the dust, barely able to keep up while walking with Francois back to Ishigami Village (a difficult feat without food, water, or shoes).[40]
  • Linguistic Proficiency: He is fluent in both Japanese and English. He was able to understand Ukyo when he was speaking English through the buried phone in order to conceal their conversation from the others present and offered Senku to take over the negotiation (Chapter 73). He was able to speak to both Stanley Snyder and Dr. Xeno with no problems.[36]
  • Morse Code: Gen knows Morse code very well, using it to communicate with Senku's team on the phone in order to ensnare Homura.[41]

Chapter Appearances[]

Chapter Appearances
Vs. Tsukasa Arc
5. Yuzuriha Absent
6. Taiju vs. Tsukasa Absent
7. The Gunpowder Adventure Absent
8. Raise The Smoke Signal Absent
9. Senku vs. Tsukasa Absent
10. Student of Science Absent
11. Weapon of Science Absent
12. Epilogue of Prologue (End of Part 0) Pictured
Kingdom of Science Arc
13. Part 1: Stone World: The Beginning Absent
14. Those Who Have Faith Absent
15. Two Kingdoms of the Stone World Absent
16. Kohaku Absent
17. Nasty Looks Absent
18. Sorcery Showdown Absent
19. Two Million Years of Being Absent
20. Stone Road Absent
21. Dawn of Iron Absent
22. Survival Gourmet Absent
23. The Smooth Talker Debut
24. Lightning Speed!!! Appears
25. By These Hands, the Light of Science Appears
26. A Shadow Alliance Appears
27. A Certain Scientists Wish Pictured
28. Clear World Absent
29. Senku's Lab Absent
30. Death Green Absent
31. Friends Have Each Other's Backs Absent
32. Brain & Heart Absent
33. Baaad Chemicals Absent
Village Games Arc
34. Sneaky Grand Bout Strategy Absent
35. The Masked Warrior Absent
36. Kinro and Ginro Absent
37. Science-User Chrome Appears
38. Master of Flame Appears
39. And the Winner is... Appears
40. Two Million Years in the Making Appears
Village Origins Arc
41. Doctor Stone Appears
42. Tale for the Ages Absent
43. Humanity's Final Six Absent
44. One Hundred Nights, One Thousand Skies Absent
45. Epilogue of Part 1 (End of Part 1) Part 2: Stone Wars Appears
Vs. Hyoga Arc
46. Stone Wars Appears
47. Science Vs. Power Appears
48. Blades of Science Appears
49. To the Present Appears
50. Humanity's Greatest Weapon Appears
Communications Arc
51. Sweets for the Stone World Appears
52. Age of Energy Appears
53. Hard Knocks Crafting Club Appears
54. Flickering Blue Jewel Appears
55. Treasure Dungeon Push Start Appears
56. The Treasure Appears
57. Heat Heart Appears
58. Wave of Science Appears
59. Voices from Here to Infinity Appears
60. Angel's Song, Devil's Whisper Appears
61. Stone Wars Begin Appears
62. Double Chase Appears
63. Information Warfare Appears
64. Hotline Appears
65. Call From the Dead Appears
66. Liars and Truth Tellers Appears
67. Full Mobilization Appears
68. Flame of Revolution Appears
69. Steam Gorilla Appears
70. Paper Shield Appears
71. Prison Break Absent
72. Experience Points Appears
73. Top-Secret Mission Appears
74. Fateful 20 Seconds Appears
75. 20-Second Countdown Appears
76. Final Battle Appears
77. The Power of Science Appears
78. That Which Destroys or Saves Appears
79. For This Very Moment Appears
80. Humanity's Strongest Tag Team Absent
81. Fingertip Absent
82. Epilogue of Stone Wars (End of Part 2) Appears
Age of Exploration Arc
83. Dr. Stone Appears
84. People = Power Appears
85. Ultimate Resource Appears
86. Money Appears
87. Senku's Department Store Appears
88. Wings of Humanity Appears
89. Adventures Absent
90. New World Map Absent
91. Need Bread? Start with Wheat Appears
92. Desire is Noble Appears
93. The First Shot Is Yours Appears
94. The Scent of Black Gold Appears
95. First Contact Appears
96. Eye of Science Appears
97. The Joy of Leadership Appears
98. Ryusui Appears
99. Kingdom of Science Photo Journal Appears
100. Origin of the 100 Tales Appears
Treasure Island Arc
101. Treasure Chest Appears
102. Perseus, Ship of Science Appears
103. Light of Hope and Despair Appears
104. Men of Forensics Appears
105. The Island's Great Beauty Appears
106. The Secret of Petrification Appears
107. To the Trump Card Science Vessel Appears
108. Two Trump Cards Appears
109. The Great Escape Appears
110. Beautiful Science Appears
111. Science Wars Appears
112. King of Three Dimensions Appears
113. Cryptography Science Appears
114. Silently, Science Pierces the Stone Appears
115. One Second, One Grain Appears
116. Miracle in Hand Appears
117. The Kingdom of Science Strikes Back Appears
118. Silent Soldiers Appears
119. Science Soldiers Appears
120. Top Secret Appears
121. Medusa's True Face Absent
122. Brain-Battle Puzzle Pieces Appears
123. The Battle of Wits' Deal Game Appears
124. The Invention of God and the Devil Appears
125. The Decisive Three-Dimensional Battle Appears
126. A 3-D Strategy Absent
127. Medusa and Perseus Appears
128. Island-Wide Battle Royale Appears
129. Joker Appears
130. Devil's Choice Appears
131. Nasty Crimes Appears
132. The Strongest Weapon Is... Appears
133. Flash of Destruction Appears
134. Commander Faceoff Petrified
135. Counting Petrified
136. Medusa Vs. Science Absent
137. Last Man Standing Absent
138. End Of Part 3 Appears
New America City Arc
139. First Dream Appears
140. New World Plots Appears
141. First Team Appears
142. World Power Appears
143. Ryusui vs. Senku Appears
144. Ryusui & Gen vs. Senku & Kohaku Appears
145. Bar Francois Appears
146. Bar Francois: Bitters Appears
147. Science Journey Appears
148. Pioneers of Earth Appears
149. Light Lure in Darkness Appears
150. Righteous Science User Appears
151. Dr. X Appears
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Mentioned
153. Science Wars Appears
154. Spy vs. Spy Appears
155. Science Is Elegant Mentioned
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Absent
158. Who's the Scientist? Absent
159. Lock On Absent
160. Gunshots Echo Absent
161. Craft Wars Appears
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Absent
163. Multifront Final Battle Appears
164. Re-Lock On Absent
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Absent
166. Ultimate Knight Appears
167. Different Strokes Appears
168. Corn City: Population One Million Appears
169. RISK or HEART Appears
South America Arc
170. Staring Up at the Same Moon Appears
171. Staring at the Same Light Appears
172. Marked with an "X" of Wisdom Appears
173. Earth Race Appears
174. The Specter of the Panama Canal Appears
175. Ultra Race Across South America Appears
176. Net-Breaking Battle Plan Appears
177. Medusa Mechanism Appears
178. Science Scales Mountains Appears
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Appears
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Appears
181. New World Science Appears
182. Diamond Heart Absent
183. Stone Sanctuary Appears
184. Fort Medusa Appears
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Appears
186. To Each Their Own Blade Absent
187. Cyber Guerilla Appears
188. What I Once Sought to Destroy Absent
189. Our Dr. Stone Appears
190. Science Transcends Life Appears
191. Divine Scream, Down to Earth Absent
192. Until We Meet Again Appears
193. Our Stone World Petrified
New Stone World Arc
194. Homo Sapiens, All Alone Absent
195. Treasure Hunter, All Alone Petrified
196. Scientist, All Alone Absent
197. A Stony Eden and Its Forbidden Fruit Appears
198. Whole New World Appears
199. Superalloys Appears
200. Future Engine Appears
Globetrotting Arc
201. Morse Talk Appears
202. Ryusui Corp. Appears
203. Missile Heart Appears
204. The Universe is Written in the Language of Mathematics Appears
205. Universe of Zeroes and Ones Appears
206. Dawn of the Computer Appears
207. Linking the Circuit Diagram Appears
208. Science Transcends Humanity Appears
209. The Rocket's Hard Truth Appears
210. Not One-Way Appears
211. World Tour for Resources Appears
212. Final Part: Stone to Space Appears
Moon Mission Arc
213. Unknown Known Appears
214. Stone World's Earth Defense Force Appears
215. Long, Long Road Appears
216. Hello, World Appears
217. Science Underdogs Appears
218. WWW (World Wide Workshop) Appears
219. Three Heroes Appears
220. A Desire for All Appears
221. Entrusting It All Appears
222. Science Road Appears
223. 0 Appears
224. In Space Appears
225. Docking Appears
226. Giant Step Appears
227. It Was You Appears
228. Life Stone Appears
229. Why-Man Appears
230. Human Appears
231. A Future To Get Excited About Appears
232. Final Chapter: Dr. STONE Appears

Trivia[]

  • Gen's last name, "Asagiri" (あさぎり), translates to morning mist/fog, but the "asa" could also mean "shallow." His first name is the Japanese word for "illusion," a reference to his penchant for magic.
    • On the last page of chapter 60, Gen's name is written in kanji rather than hiragana and katakana: "asa" ( (あさ) shallow/superficial) "giri" ( (ぎり) mist) "gen" ( (ゲン) phantom/illusion/dream).[42] It is the only time in the manga it is written like this.
  • Since the recreation of paper, Gen keeps a deck of crudely made cards with him all the time.
    • In addition to the normal 52 cards, he has three jokers.
    • Each joker has a phrase on it, but it is unknown if the other cards do as well.
    • It is possible that Gen knows tarot, hence the phrases.
  • Gen's poster can be seen on a book called "Magic Psychology," prior to the petrification event.[43]
  • Gen's first petrification happened while posing on a box full of swords he escaped from during a performance.[44]
  • Similar to Senku's hair color, Gen's hair color has varied throughout the series. It appears as blond and blue (Chapter 66 Dr. Stone Character Poll), white and brown (Chapter 25 and 104 colour pages) and blond and brown (Chapter 95 and 111 color pages, Shonen Jump Issue 31 2019, and the Viz Shonen Jump Banner of July 2019). In the anime, his hair is white and black.
  • Gen ranked 3rd in the 1st and 2nd Character Popularity Polls and placed 1st in the 3rd Character Popularity poll.
  • Gen's verbal quirk is to flip the halves of random words. For example, "yabe" (やべ) becomes "beya" (べや) or "muri" (無理) becomes "rimu" (理無).[45] In the English translations, this has been replaced with pig Latin where he most notably uses it to describe Senku's crazy plans as "azy-cray".
  • Gen's heterochromatic hair might be caused by a condition named "poliosis," which causes a decrease or absence of melanin in affected hairy areas. This would explain why it became/remains discolored after depetrification, as well as suggest that he dyed his hair fully prior to the story's events. This is supported by the poster on the book "Magic Psychology"[43] where Gen's hair is fully black.
  • Gen's English voice actor is the real-life husband of Magma's voice actor.
  • Gen and Senku share opposite birthdays, with Gen being on the 01/04 (April 1st) and Senku's being on the 04/01 (January 4th).
  • Gen's scar completely vanishes after the South America arc as he stops drawing it back on, which Boichi notes to have been on purpose.[46]
  • Gen normally hides his hands and stoops his back, which makes him look shorter than he really is.[47]
  • Gen doesn't drink alcohol.

References[]

  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 22 — Extras
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 4 — Q&A
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Stone: Kingdom of Science Encyclopedia
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 99, Page 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 178, Page 18
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 192, Page 21, Gen Asagiri is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 197, Page 6, Gen Asagiri is revived by Senku.
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 213, Page 19
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 214, Page 6
  11. Dr. Stone: Kingdom of Science Encyclopedia, Page 61
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151, Page 7
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 4 — Extras
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 110, Page 16
  15. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 86, Page 15
  16. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 141, Page 18
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 197
  18. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 23, Page 16
  19. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 23, Page 7
  20. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 123, Pages 11-12
  21. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151, Page 6
  22. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151, Pages 11-14
  23. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 24, Page 4
  24. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 91, Page 13
  25. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 40, Page 9
  26. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 57, Page 13
  27. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 26, Page 17
  28. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 23, Pages 14-16
  29. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 4
  30. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 88, Pages 7-8
  31. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 105, Page 10
  32. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 56, Page 13
  33. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 48, Pages 14-15
  34. https://twitter.com/CDCubed/status/966815171388805121 - Official English translator for Dr. Stone
  35. 35.0 35.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 24
  36. 36.0 36.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151
  37. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 25, Page 10
  38. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 26, Pages 14-16
  39. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 26, Pages 20-22
  40. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Pages 9-10
  41. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 63
  42. https://twitter.com/CDCubed/status/1003685604679475200?s=20 Caleb Cook's Dr. Stone trivia ch60
  43. 43.0 43.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 12, Page 8
  44. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 26, Page 1
  45. Dr. Stone Anime: Episode 26
  46. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7joK-WEJ6A Boichi! PLZ Draw this(My favorite characters)!![Only in BoichibeTOON in YouTube] / Gen Asagiri
  47. https://twitter.com/reach_ina/status/1666334567119351809

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