Gene learned how to kick ass from a practitioner of Hokuto ShinkenSpecifically, it was Jagi. Respecting Gene's inner Jerkass, they developed a certain kinship and taught him how to fight like a cheating bastard. However, they had a falling out (IE Jagi tried to kill Gene for reminding him of Kenshiro) before Gene had an opportunity to learn the really deadly stuff.
The original user of the God Hands real name is "Alexander"Yes, I know its a reference to a Mike Tyson quote, but it would work.
If there is ever another God Hand game, it will be a prequel and star Alexander
The game is a partial reimagining of BerserkConsider this: God Hand's setting is similarly crappy to Midland: Demons run around, Powerful warriors sell themselves to become even stronger, and The Five-Bad Band is working for an even BIGGER Bad. Gene is Guts, Olivia is Casca, Azel is Griffith, The Four Devas are essentially the Godhand and Angra is The Idea Of Evil. The only things that changed are that there's a lot less Grim Dark, a ton more Camp and The Eclipse didn't exactly happen.
The God Hands were originally broken off arms from AsuraConsidering they're both from the same company, it would be insanely awesome in a future Capcom vs. game to have Asura and Gene fight each other.