He don't look much like a Bear trainer.
Emile and his PriFly, Citizen Oleg, go way back. They opened Face Base together and fought side by side in the early days of the Revolution. PriFly saved Emile's ass once, and Emile never forgot it. They formed a tight bond, taking the two from old school street fighters to leaders in the establishment of the Cydonia commune. Pretty impressive. Of course, they was eventually chased off the planet (bitch slapped by MCS air power, to be specific), but their dream of freedom really took hold within the city. Face Base was united around an idea and a man. That is, until the Multis blew Citizen Oleg to smithereens.
After Oleg's death, Emile got awful close with the with that little Russian doll Alisa. And now that he's bunking with Bear City, he's a senior pilot tryin' to lead a group of undisciplined Bear City slack-asses. There's rumors comin' out of Bear City that the once quiet Emile become a special kind of crazy. But it's possible Emile just had to scare all them Bears with his revolutionary zeal, just so'd they'd start listening to him.
Well, you know how it is with words: you say it one day, you become it the next.