"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:
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:
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.
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 viewable in the pause screen for no apparent reason.
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:
Badass in a Nice Suit: Averted and defied. Gene never fights Belze's human form and it is pointed out that he has horrible taste in suits.
The newest member of the Four Devas, Azel is also in possession of the left God Hand, but he 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:
"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:
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:
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.
"Those who possess this power (the God Hands) are capable of becoming either god or demon."
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). Felix is the one who severed Gene's arm. Once Gene gains the God Hand, he believes a little payback is in order.Associated tropes:
You Have Failed Me: Azel kills Bruce, Felix, and Conchita after failing 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.
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. The first where 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.
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.
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.
"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. 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:
Bonus Boss: The second guitarist will only fight Gene is the player checks the bodies of Ravel and Debussy after defeating them.