Born in Perpignan, France, Rene is uncle to Justine and Benoit Dubois. Only Rene's allegiance to the Deuxième Bureau allows him to stay out of prison. Hopping strategically between the two sides of the law, he is frequently found robbing art pieces from remote galleries as he is assisting in their retrieval. With a skill set derived from his criminal activities, Rene is skilled in climbing, stealth and acrobatics, and is multilingual, speaking French, Spanish, Basque and English. Rene was assigned to assist James Bond by his niece Justine and rescues him by boat from Ludovic de Baleine's assassin Dragomir.