Gene is the main protagonist of the film The Emoji Movie. He is voiced by T.J. Miller.


Gene is an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. a completely generic, copy-paste, fish-out-of-water character archetype. In fact, you could replace him with Oh from Home and almost nothing would change. One could likely predict his journey from the get-go, but as this is a wiki article, we still have to summarize the plot.


Gene Oh is determined to become "normal" like the other emojis Boov. Oh enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 Tip and the notorious code breaker emoji JailbreakWyldstyle. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis (in this specific phone; not, like, worldwide or anything) depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.


Gene has been full of emotions ever since he can remember. The reason for this is unknown, however his dad also has the same condition. His goal is to be re-programed by Jailbreak so he can only feel one emotion: meh (which isn't technically an emotion).

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