Gen Asagiri 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. Gen is a slim young man of average height with pale skin and strong hands and not much else. 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. 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 or extra jagged while scheming His petrification scar is healed by his second depetrification. After Tsukasa's revival, he used paint to recreate his scar. 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. Gen is a proficient liar and skilled manipulator, with no hard-and-fast policies regarding his approach to life, 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, poleaxe-point, gunpoint, or deep in enemy territory, undergoing questioning. 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 facade is not always present as Gen appears to react freely in shock whenever Senku brings up his next planned invention. While not nearly 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. 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) 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. 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, pretending Senku had a gift for Minami in order to obtain her Revival Fluid, and tricking Ryusui into paying them for the privilege of being on the hot air balloon despite needing his expertise anyways. 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, 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 tell of loyalty, determination, kindness 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. He also gets along with Suika and together they succeeded in protecting the village. 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.