Main Character on Adventures in Odyssey
Eugene is Whit’s dependable, eccentric
genius of an assistant. Whether he’s working at Whit’s End, teaching at
Campbell College, or developing another big invention, Eugene knows
everything about everything (or thinks he does).
Eugene Meltsner, Odyssey's "resident
genius and mad scientist," has had his fair share of adventures over the
years. Born to Leonard and Thelma Meltsner, Eugene lived with his
he was seven years old. After they were lost in an archaeological
expedition in Africa, Eugene became a foster child and eventually
started college when he was eleven.
Eugene boasts of multiple college degrees
through Campbell County Community College, and he even held a job in the
Computer Science Department. Eugene arrived in Odyssey shortly after
Connie Kendall and has worked at Whit's End ever since. He and Connie
bickered over silly things for years because the both of them had some
maturing to do. However, he doesn't spend as much time at Whit's End as
he did in the past since he is now the founder of his organization,
"Hand Up." Eugene spends much of his time helping people in need around
Odyssey and surrounding cities.
In his free time, Eugene enjoys doing
exhaustive amounts of research, computer programming, and mastering the
world of knowledge. His laptop is his closest friend -- besides Katrina
Shanks and Connie Kendall. Eugene also boasts of many computer programs
and Imagination Station adventures for Whit's End.
Eugene currently resides in Odyssey with
his wife Katrina Shanks Meltsner. For years, Eugene and Katrina had a
tumultuous and toilsome relationship, mainly because of Eugene's
communication problems. Misunderstandings characterized Eugene for
years. Ultimately, he and Katrina were married at Katrina's father's
bedside before he died. Due to his scientific discovery with a Radio Wave
Study, Eugene and Katrina had to skip town with the vital information.
Before returning to Odyssey, Eugene developed amnesia and his memories
quickly came back.
To make up for their last-minute and
unplanned wedding, Eugene and Katrina allowed Connie to plan a real
wedding for them.
And the episodes don't stop there. Soon
after his marriage, Eugene had the opportunity to finally meet up with
his living father Leonard. Unfortunately, Thelma, Eugene's mother, is
Eugene became a Christian during his
trials with Dr. Regis Blackgaard while John Avery Whittaker was in the