Unknowingly, Genes separate war would end much quicker than he could ever imagine.
Genes frequent battles of the war at Devon consisted of proving his worth to Phineas and his other peers. Living on active duty all his time at school, Gene had to perform tasks and feats of which had little to no importance to him. Jumping, along with Phineas, from a tree into an adjacent stream resulted in Genes first task of proving himself. Performing this feat separated Gene and Phineas from the other boys. He did not know it then, but the tree symbolized Genes artillery piece, for his war against Phineas. With each jump from the tree Gene developed hateful and competitive feelings toward Phineas. Gene constantly felt he had to perform and live up to Phineass athletic abilities,