The Captain, which is essentially your avatar (and a character that cannot be killed, even if your ship is destroyed) is persistent throughout your game, and is the character that receives all the medals and awards. The upgrading system is very different from the other Officers, in that you have multiple levels of ranking up, and you don't use XP to upgrade, it automatically upgrades you as you surpass a certain XP level. With every ranking up, you get one point to choose a skill. You start with one point as a newbie captain. * Notice a lot of things mirror the Sol Captain skills, but there are specialized skills that are unique to Genari.