The GENE Project (GENE 計画 GENE Keikau?) was a scientific project conceived by LADDER to create super geniuses by using Tiphares as a test environment. This resulted in the creation of Desty Nova, Jean Vares, Mesfield, and another scientist who has yet to be revealed.
LADDER began the G.E.N.E. Project in ES 437. The idea was to create super geniuses in Tiphares and keep them under surveillance as it was a self-contained environment. Using the DNA organ to generate its candidates, in total, 400 subjects were created. Of them, 99% (396) were deemed failures fated to either kill themselves or be sentenced as genetically predisposed criminals. Only four escaped the Medical Inspection Bureau and survived various hardships to ultimately reach Ketheres. It is strongly implied that the subjects' brilliance resulted in each of them discovering the existence of the brain bio-chips on their own.
One of the survivors was Jean Vares, who became a terrorist who killed millions through a series of nanotechnological terrorist attacks termed the Vares Hazard. When he was tracked down by then-ORDER Captain Aga Mbadi in ES 473, he offered his own bio-chip as a spoil to Mbadi in recognition of his efforts and to enable him to return to Earth from Pluto. With his new powers Mbadi went on to track down Mesfield and a second scientist who had survived and took their brain bio-chips as well, leading him to call himself "Trinidad".
A century later the project produced Desty Nova, who became a brilliant but seemingly mad nanotechnology scientist. Currently existing in two different incarnations, Super Nova and Nova X, he is the only surviving creation of the GENE Project. Jim Roscoe's reaction after accessing the DNA Data Bank suggests that he too was created by the GENE Project. Nova II however reasoned that Jim's personality was not diabolical enough to handle this knowledge.
|e · d · v||LADDER|
|Personnel:||Aga Mbadi • Super Nova • Tzykrow • Yajnik • Jaya Narasimhah|
|Delegates:||Doturov 68 • Dupuy • Fournier • Lawhear • Meshach • Pomponazzi|
|ORDER:||Chandler • Lakshmi • Aga Mbadi • Revelle|
|Military:||HIGH ORDER • NEW ORDER (Unit 402) • Sword of Damocles|
|Clients:|| Mars Kingdom Parliament |
Olympus Payline Company (Olympus Express • Olympus Spaceport)
|Projects:||GENE Project • Zenith of Things Tournament|
|Events:|| Operation Hagel • Second ZOTT |
Tenth ZOTT (Tiphares Redevelopment Bill) • Vares Hazard
|Locations:||Ketheres • Leviathan 1 • Onion Frame|
|Related articles:||Terraforming Wars • Treaty of 387|
|e · d · v||Desty Nova|
|Incarnations:||Nova II • Nova X • Porta Nova • Super Nova|
|Staff:||Barzarld • Eelai • Daisuke Ido • Jasmine • Kayna • Jim Roscoe|
|Patients:||Alita • Deckman 100 • Den • Daisuke Ido • Jashugan • Makaku • Tzykrow • Zapan|
|Inventions:|| Collapser • Cyborg ninjas • Doll bomb • Imaginos Body (Imaginos trigger) • Maggot Body|
Ouroboros Program • P Box • Restorer • Stereotomy • Water pressure converter
|Residences:||Desty Nova's manor • Granite Inn|
|Technology:||Gehirn Umbao • Nanomachines|
|Weapons:||Desty Nova's machine pistol • Smith & Wesson Model 610|
|Related articles:||Flan • G.E.N.E. Project • Orbital University • Tiphares University|