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"Newsflash, big guy: you can wax on, wax off all you like. I'm still kicking your ass."
The player character of God Hand
, Gene is a 23-year-old smart-ass drifter who really likes beating people up
, and firmly believes that he has a "macho" exterior. However, he earnestly has a strong sense of justice and upon witnessing a young woman being attacked by a gang of demons, immediately runs in to save her. Things don't go quite as planned, and Gene ends up getting his own right arm hacked off
. The woman, named Olivia, shows her gratitude by replacing it with one of the legendary God Hands. With this new power, Gene is now fully capable of going toe-to-toe with even the most powerful of demons... but he is also obligated to rescue those under the yoke of Demonkind
. And if he doesn't, Olivia will take the God Hand back with her Hatchet!Associated tropes:
- Adaptation Dye-Job/Depending on the Artist: The concept artwork has Gene's hair as white, but in the actual game itself, his hair is more of a dirty brown-brunette.
- Bruce Lee Clone: Several of his mannerisms, particularly his pose after Dragon Kick, are reminiscent of the Dragon himself. He also has a flying kick in his repertoire.
- Combat Pragmatist
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: For the climactic battle with the Demon King Angra, Gene bears both God Hands. Angra has a habit of summoning the game's Demonic Spiders into his arena, which now are lucky to survive two hits.
- Expy: Of Kenshiro and Dante. He would eventually get an expy in the form of Nero from DMC4.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum/Willfully Weak: Keeps the full power of his God Hand under wraps with his Deistic Brace for the most part. By doing so, the effect is that much stronger when he actually does summon up the power of the God Hand.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As much as he denies it, he is undoubtedly concerned about Olivia's safety, and even comforts her after she relates her Dark and Troubled Past.
- Just as well, he bemoans Olivia when she informs him of citizens that need saving, but doesn't give a second thought to stopping demons he encounters harassing people.
- Levitating Lotus Position: Two of his God Roulette moves have him regain health in a floating Lotus Position, Zen Revival and Enlightenment, which heal 30% and 100%, respectively.
- Limit Break: Gene's new appendage allows him to perform both of the most common varieties.
- Once the Tension Gauge fills, it becomes possible to unleash the God Hand, giving Gene faster, uninterruptable, unblockable attacks and nigh-invulnerability.
- God Orbs can be collected and spent on the God Reel, a list of powerful and cinematic attacks.
- Pointless Band-Aid: For some reason Gene has a band aid on his left cheek.
- Power of the God Hand: And indeed, god power keeps his pimp hand strong.
- Punched Across the Room/Home Run Hitter: A great deal of his techniques will send enemies flying, lesser Mooks especially. Dragon Kick is one of the more notable cases: not only does Gene actually Dragon Kick their ass into the Milky Way, but he sends them on a round trip to boot.
- Shoryuken: His Laughing Dragon Punch, usable once an enemy has been juggled high enough into the air.
- SNK Boss: Double God Hand Gene in the 51st arena match.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Several of his God Roulette moves see Gene using phantasmic constructs, such as baseballs (Wild Pitch), bats (Home Run God), and even gigantic exploding hands (Shaolin Blast/Double Shaolin).
- Super Mode: Unleashing his God Hand by releasing his Deistic Brace, naturally.
- What Could Have Been: Was on the list for the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster, but didn't quite make the cut. Fellow Clover alum Amaterasu showed up in his stead. Was then considered for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but didn't make it in again.
- He's in one of the cards in the Heroes and Heralds mode for the latter, at least. His card causes the opponent to "Level Down" and you to "Level Up" when you land a Snapback.
- Would Hit a Girl: Not to mention stomp and spank them.
Voiced by: Bettina Bush
This young lady is actually one of the last surviving members of the clan that has guarded the God Hands for centuries. She had barely escaped from the execution of said clan, entrusted with one of the God Hands by her father. She is saved by Gene when she's attacked by Bruce and Felix, and gives Gene the God Hand as a gift of "thanks" — because she now has someone to order around and stop the demons from overthrowing humanity. But if Gene has the right God Hand, where is the left one?Associated tropes:
- An Axe to Grind: Olivia carries around a hatchet.
- Ax-Crazy: To keep Gene in line.
- Bathing Beauty: At the beginning of Stage 6. When Gene walks in on her in such a state, Olivia merely presents him with a Roulette scroll she found (La Bomba 2), but the catch is that he has to rescue civilians enslaved by demons in the mountains as a favor, and if Gene doesn't comply, Olivia's more than happy to acquaint him with her good friend Mr. Hatchet. That she had in the tub.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Hammer Space: Her axe has an apartment there.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Just Spank Her: You'll probably be thinking "C'mon, Gene. You've got the God Hand now, are you gonna let some hatchet wielding beach bunny boss you around?"
- Kick Me Prank: You can say it's thanks to her that the bad guys are throwing down on Gene. If she didn't slap that sign on his back, he could probably walk around unnoticed by most people. But then, we'd have no game, so...
- Manipulative Bitch: Sure, her motives are (mostly) altruistic, but it's hard to consider Olivia a Guile Heroine when she's clearly stringing along Gene with such rampant glee.
- Ms. Fanservice: To the extent of having lots of pics of her view-able in the pause screen for no apparent reason.
- Playboy Bunny: One of her outfits.
- Pretty in Mink: Her outfit is trimmed with white fur at the shoulders.
- Thigh-High Boots
- Zettai Ryouiki: The boots version, Grade B.
The Four Devas
"I don't trust dirty humans."
He is the leader of the Four Devas. The oldest, most loyal servant of Angra, Belze is fond of holding meetings and wearing cheap suits. He wants nothing more than resurrecting his master and thinks of humans as mere filth. He doesn't like it when Shannon puts her feet on his precious table. He tends to sit on the sidelines while his underlings do all the dirty work for him, but what will he do when he himself is forced to battle Gene?Associated tropes:
Azel, the Devil Hand
"In a world where only the strong survive, only the strongest of the strong rule."
The newest member Belze's Four Devas and the possessor of the left God Hand, Azel chose to side with the demons to further his own goals. Azel is also human, which means he clashes with Belze often.Associated tropes:
"Mortal men... so many uses. They can make such wonderful toys!"
Shannon is the only female member of the Four Devas, who knows exactly what she wants. She doesn't care about the revival of Angra — only seeking pleasures, partying, and her own fancies at any cost. She owns several poison chihuahuas and very much would like to make Gene into her "pet." Elvis has a big crush on her. Gene just thinks she's an insane nympho.Associated tropes:
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Hard to say. On one hand, the look on her face and Shannon's tone of voice are genuine signs that she's shook up by the news of Elvis' death, but then she goes right ahead and mocks him for being weak enough to die in the first place. Was the saddened reaction a momentary Out-of-Character Moment or was she masking her true feelings on the matter?
- Bad Boss
- Blondes Are Evil
- Dark Action Girl
- Dark Magical Girl: Has a staff that shoots hearts, uses magic to do interesting things to people, and is a demon.
- Dark Chick
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Gene and Shannon's dialogue sounds like they just finished having sex after he defeats her the first time.
Gene: "I always seem to exceed women's expectations."
Shannon: "You certainly exceeded mine!"
Gene: "Ah yes, another satisfied customer."
- Also this, which happens before their second fight:
Shannon: *pant* *pant* "You are so amazing! Hrnnn... OH!"
- Due to the Dead: Despite her attitude over his death, it's rather telling that she has a giant statue of Elvis being built in her territory.
- Dumb Blonde: Averted. She is not a genius, but she isn't dumb either.
- Expy: Her demeanor strays pretty close to two other Capcom demonesses: Morrigan and Nevan.
- The Hedonist
- High Collar of Doom: Her outfit has a pretty big one.
- Horny Devils: Literally.
- Kick the Dog: She can do this to Gene if she turns him into a dog.
- Looks Like She Is Enjoying It/Combat Sadomasochist: Sometimes when hitting her, she shouts "HARDER!"
- Magic Staff: One that forms a heart at the tip, complete with an eye in the center.
- One-Winged Angel
- Purple Is The New Black
- Too Kinky to Torture: Oh yeah.
- Valley Girl
- The Vamp
- Villainous Harlequin
"This little huevón
is the God Hand?
Oh, that's rich!"
This fat, heavy cigar-smoking, potty-mouthed member of the Four Devas has a huge crush on Shannon and likes to eat humans. Seeing as how he really likes Shannon, he tries to prove his worth to her by fighting Gene.Associated tropes:
- Acrofatic: He can dodge just as well as Gene can.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Mustache
- Bald of Evil
- Beard of Evil
- Big Ol' Eyebrows
- Cigar Chomper: Never seen without his huge cigar.
- Cluster F-Bomb: By way of the Foreign Cuss Words.
- Fat Bastard
- Foreign Cuss Word: Often says things like "pendejo" (motherfucker), "a la mierda" (hell with it), and "cabrón" (bastard) around pretty much everyone.
- Friendly Enemy: With Gene.
Gene: "You know, if you weren't a demon, we could have been friends."
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking
- Jerkass: Though he is the least jerkish out of all the Four Devas.
- Laughably Evil: Jesus, is he ever.
- Lightning Bruiser: In both human and demon forms, he hits like the tank he weighs as much as. This does not stop him from being faster than Gene.
- Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico
- Mad Love: To Shannon, as she always rejects Elvis's affections.
- Noble Demon: Does not seem to be all that evil for a lord amongst demons. He makes a point of punching two demons who were disrespecting a human body while throwing it in a grave.
- He is late to a meeting because he was helping an old man out with his arthritis, saying that the man wasn't worth eating because he had no meat on his bones, and "meat" that old is too tough anyway.
- As Shannon puts it:
Shannon: "Unbelievable. The first demon with a conscience."
- One-Winged Angel
- Second Face Smoke: One of his attacks, which obscures Gene's vision. He later upgrades it to cause a firestorm around him.
- Shout-Out: Often accompanied by an Elvis Presley reference.
- Smoking Is Cool
- To Serve Man: Constantly talks about how hungry he gets, and what humans he ate on the way to a meeting.
Angra / SATAN
Voiced by: Jamieson Price
A Fallen Angel, cast down into hell for his pride. The lord of all demons, Angra, filled with anger and hatred, raised an army of spirits and demons in a bid to take over the world of humans. Angra would
have succeeded; however, a mysterious man with no name appeared and his arms were blessed with the holy power of God. He fought and defeated the demon army, before finally beating the crap out of and sealing Angra away, sending him back down to whence he came. The people he had saved, grateful for this brave savior, gave him the name of "God Hand." The man's arms, the God Hands, were then given to a clan that would protect them from evil, should they be needed again. In the present day, the Four Devas are working to revive Angra, and possibly capture the God Hands to ensure that nothing interferes.Associated tropes:
"Those who possess this power (the God Hands) are capable of becoming either god or demon."
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Background Boss: A rare 3D variant. He's too huge to fit on the platform you fight on, instead hovering around the edge, so you can only attack his face, or his hands if he misses punching you. It's almost like fighting Giant Baby Bowser from Yoshi's Island.
- Big Bad
- Bigger Bad: For most of the game, it looks like Belze is pulling all the strings.
- Boss Banter
- Breath Weapon
- Clean Dub Name: He went from a well-known figure to a more obscure but no less worse one, but why else would he be SATAN in Japan and Demon King Angra everywhere else?
- Dark Is Evil
- Elemental Powers: Playing with Fire.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Eye Beams
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Hand Blast
- Hellish Pupils
- Hijacked by Ganon: Hid in Azel's left arm, which acts as a catalyst to invade the human realm.
- Large and In Charge
- Mook Maker: He can summon demons from his mouth, but don't worry, by this point you're super powerful and they only take a few hits.
- Obviously Evil
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Throat Light
- Spell My Name with an "S": In Japan, he is "SATAN," not "Satan."
The Three Evil Stooges
A trio of demons serving the Four Devas, they are comprised of Felix (the horned brute), Bruce (thin guy in green), and Conchita (she whips it good). Bruce is the one who severed Gene's arm. Once Gene gains the God Hand, he believes a little payback is in order.Associated tropes:
- Battle Boomerang: Bruce carries a giant boomerang.
- Bald of Evil: Bruce.
- Beard of Evil: Felix.
- Boomerang Comeback: If you attack Bruce after he throws his boomerang, this will happen to you at least once. And for extra added fun, it will manuever behind Gene if you try to side-dodge it.
- The Brute: Look at their photo and take a guess.
- Bullfight Boss: Felix. He even has bull horns and howls like one.
- Carry a Big Stick: Felix wear spiked maces over his hands.
- Dominatrix: Conchita. She may or may not have trained her partners, as Felix calls her "Madame Conchita".
- Dumb Muscle: Played completely straight with Felix. He struggles to form sentences more than three words long.
- Expy: Of the Dorombo Gang from Time Bokan.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: While a reoccurring threat that can kick Gene's teeth in if the player is careless, they do not actually get any stronger.
- It's Personal: Some time in the past, Bruce and Felix were harassing Olivia. Gene, pre-God Hand, tried to step in, only to get his arm cut off.
- Lame Comeback: Kind of a running gag, courtesy of Felix.
- Lean and Mean: Bruce.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As above, Felix and Bruce are responsible for making Gene the God Hand.
- Power Fist: Felix has spiked steel balls for his hands.
- Shockwave Stomp: Felix.
- Terrible Trio
- Trio Boss: The first time they take on Gene, they have one member fight him at a time. The second time, two to three of them fight you at once.
- Whip It Good: Conchita.
- You Have Failed Me: Azel kills Bruce, Felix, and Conchita after they fail to kill Gene a second time.
- Although it's unclear if it's this trope, or if Azel just killed them because they were in his way, as they don't seem to know who he is.
Mr. Gold & Mr. Silver
Gene runs into these... flamboyant
twins early in Stage One. They apparently work for Elvis and will make passes at Gene during their battle.Associated tropes:
- Ass Kicks You: One of their attacks is to scoot towards you, ass-first.
- Battle Couple: It's unclear if they're actually a couple, but a few of their attacks are preceded by thrusting their pelvises in each others' direction, which strongly suggests they are at least lovers.
- Camp Gay: They speak in very feminine voices, they are prone to yelling "Here I come~!" before attacking, and their outfits include feathers. Not so much Camp Gay as entire National Wildlife Preserve Gay.
- Combination Attack: They have two. For the first, one will hang from the other's shoulders and they spin uncontrollably around the arena. The other is an unblockable grab where one of them will throw Gene back and the other will spike him into onto the floor. That last one is also That One Attack, so don't get hit with it or else kiss your spine goodbye.
- Dual Boss: Further reinforcing their educational role in the game, they will show how fighting more than one man at a time is exponentially harder than a one-on-one.
- Hard Gay: Their outfits also include biker-esque attire.
- Manly Gay: They are also extremely talented fighters, and are seriously buff.
- Theme Naming: Not too hard to figure out.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: If you haven't realized that the game is Nintendo Hard yet, these guys will have no problem demonstrating it to you.
The Mad Midget Five
A group of sentai-themed little people all named after card suits (Joker/Diamond/Club/Spade/Hearts).Associated tropes:
- Affectionate Parody: Of Super Sentai.
- Asskicking Pose: They are prone to doing this.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: They can fire them from the crests on their helmets.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: How they introduce themselves.
- "A hard gangsta, Diamond!"
- "You can find me at the Club!"
- "Have your pet neutered, or Spade!"
- Recurring Boss: They show up twice. The second time, they have a few upgrades... which barely helps them at all, considering that Gene has also been getting stronger.
- Theme Naming: They are named after card suits, except their leader, who is named "Joker" (which still fits with the overall card theme, as Joker is the wild card).
- Wolf Pack Boss: There's five of them, and they are far more dangerous with at least four fighters than they are with three or less.
A gorilla in a luchador suit. The gorilla bit is also a costume.Associated tropes:
- Killer Gorilla
- Malevolent Masked Ape
- Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: He's a Luchador Gorilla. Examining him after the fight reveals a zipper on the back, indicating there is at least one more layer; and then consider that demons in this game typically disguise themselves as humans...
- Power-Up Food: He sometimes does a dance to summon a weak enemy, who in turn, gives him a banana and runs off. You can take the banana before he eats it for health. Naturally, this will annoy him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Challenges Gene again as one of the four trials before he can reach Angra's altar. He now has some new moves, which are more dangerous since you're now facing him in a smaller room, and a groovy new costume.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Invoked. He's actually a luchador.
A highly paranoid telekinetic midget who picked the wrong game to appear in.Associated tropes:
Master swordsman fond of sending his student after Gene and appearing through teleporting doors. Can clone himself.Associated tropes:
- Badass Beard
- Badass Grandpa
- Katanas Are Just Better
- Me's a Crowd: One of his most common tricks is separating into several clones of himself, with more clones appearing as his health gets lower. Fortunately, the clones only take a couple of hits to dispatch; unfortunately, their attacks are quite real and with the long reach and high damage Sensei is capable of putting out, an incautious player will get carved into dog food.
- Revenge: For Gene killing his student (several times).
- Samurai: Heavily implied.
A clunky old robot with a pet bird and the Fifth(?) Deva. Usually is plugged into a charger, but later upgrades to... a back-mounted Battery!Associated tropes:
- Achilles' Heel: His need to keep himself powered up.
- Ass Shove: When he's defeated for the first time, Dr. Ion attempts to crawl towards his charging seat. Gene takes a cut power cord, and promptly inserts it in the wrong port.
- Fifth Deva: If he defeats Gene, he gets a spot among the Devas. The other members consider him too weak to achieve either.
- Killer Robot: Blends with his (possibly) demonic nature.
- Nice Hat: The second time he shows up, he's wearing a new helmet made from his robot bird. Very snazzy.
- Shock and Awe: Most of his moves deal with him attempting to electrocute Gene.
- This Is a Drill: One of his attacks.
- The Voiceless: The robot crow that accompanies him for the first fight talks. All it says is some variation on "Die!".
Ravel & Debussy
"The rock duo from hell". Supposedly they sold their souls to the demons in order to gain great musical talent. Seems to not have worked so well in that sense, as they still suck as musicians. What these two got from the deal is being able to unleash powerful energy blasts from their instruments as they play. Ravel is the skinny guy who wields an electricity-shooting guitar. Debussy is the big guy who carries a drum set attached to his body, beatboxes, and sends shockwaves at Gene. They have another guitarist, but he's really just a skin swap of Ravel.Associated tropes: