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Voiced by: Beng Spies

"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 wisecracking 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 comply, Olivia will simply take the God Hand back, preferably with a hatchet.

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Rare example where the Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy is both the hero and has the skill and strength to back up his arrogance. Gene is extremely self-assured in his own skills and faces most enemies with an air of bravado. However, he also has one of — and in the end, both of — the God Hands so this also verges into Smug Super territory.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job/Depending on the Artist: The concept artwork has Gene's hair as ivory white, but in the actual game itself, his hair is more of a darker brown-brunette.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a rather unique long coat with one of the sleeves rolled up and the other cut off, due to losing his original arm. Although somewhat amusingly, this was averted in a flashback where he had the same coat on... but was pretty much in a Curbstomp Battle when he tried to save Olivia from the 3 Evil Stooges.
  • Badass Transplant: Well, he wasn't born with the God Hand.
  • Blood Knight: While being stuck with the God Hand is a pain in the ass, Gene finds some solace in getting good fights out of it. His involvement in the plot started because he wanted to pick a fight and the 3 Evil Stooges harassing Olivia were in the right place at the right time.
  • 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 and one-inch punch in his repertoire.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Tries to get grabby with Olivia and has a little too much enjoyment out of spanking female enemies but will step in to save any cute babe in harm's way.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's one, and you better become one while controlling him. He can throw stuff, use wooden beams and clubs, and a number of his moves involve nutshots.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He might wear a black coat with a unique but menacing skull design on the back of it, and overall has a jerkish attitude, but he IS the hero of the story.
  • 11th-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: There's no denying that Gene's got a good heart, but the guy really goes along with Olivia's orders so he can brawl with as many demons as he can.
  • Heroic Neutral: Played With. He has no problem fighting demons and rescuing people of his own volition, but he's not very keen on going on a quest and only does so under the threat of Olivia taking back the God Hand and even then he only fully commits when she gets kidnapped by Azel.
  • 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. His official description even describes him as a "dusty 'have fist; will travel' rambler (with) a keen sense of justice and a kind nature, although he is rather outspoken and tends to complain a lot".
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Gene was just some penniless schmuck who happened to find Olivia being accosted by demons, and decided to play the hero so he could have an excuse to fight someone. One emergency transplant later, and he finds himself with the God Hand and things just roll on from there.
  • Leitmotif: Gene's Rock-A-Bye, a chill surf rock tune which plays during the first chapter and after finishing every other chapter. Broncobuster, a manic, sped-up version of the song, plays as his Theme Music Power-Up upon unleashing the God Hand.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not regularly, as he dresses fairly conservatively, but one of his alternate outfits is his own version of the skimpy outfits that Mr. Gold and Mr. Silver wear, plummeting him straight into this trope.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Gene tends to be a bit of a pervert and an alcoholic, yet he's the first to save someone in need.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: For some reason, Gene has a band aid on his left cheek.
  • Power of the God Hand: 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.
  • Signature Move: While all of his god reel moves are recognizable on their own, two of them stand out far above the rest. The first, Dragon Kick, is memetically iconic for what it does to enemies and is usually the first thing to get brought up when other media does a Shout-Out to God Hand. The second one is Shaolin Blast, the final and most powerful roulette move Gene can find, which in inclusion to its power, is also the only skill that changes when Gene gets the second god hand for the final boss, making it seem intended to be his bread and butter ultimate attack.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He uses a DDT to finish his "Stinger" combo and can counter enemy grabs with a German Suplex.

Voiced by: Bettina Bush

This young lady is actually one of the last surviving members of the clan that has guarded the Godhands for centuries. She barely escaped the massacre 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?

  • An Axe to Grind: Olivia carries around a hatchet.
  • Ancient Order of Protectors: As mentioned above, she was a member of the local one. She managed to get the right God Hand out of the ambush, but the left one was lost in the confusion. Her being one of these also makes her immune to the powers of the God Hand.
  • Ax-Crazy: Acts this way 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: Olivia shares this with Gene. She is very willing to use the stick instead of the carrot, and threatens to take the God Hand back if Gene doesn't listen.
  • Hammerspace: Her axe has an apartment there.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She likes to get under Gene's skin, and isn't above threatening him with violence in order to get what she wants, but she ultimately cares about his well-being.
  • Just Hit Him: You'll probably be thinking "C'mon now, Gene. You literally have the force of God in your right arm, are you gonna let some hatchet-wielding Playboy 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 viewable in the pause screen for no apparent reason.
  • No-Sell: The ending cutscene reveals she can't actually be harmed by the power of both God Hands, let alone one.
  • Playboy Bunny: One of her outfits.


The Four Devas

Voiced by: Daran Norris

"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 to resurrect 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?

  • 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.
  • Bad Boss: He's very prone to insulting his subordinates over their incompetence.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His demon form is basically a giant fly and shares many similarities with Beelzebub, the demonic "Lord of the Flies" in Judeo-Christian Lore. Even his name is remarkably similar. His comments about insects might have given this impression before, though.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He transforms into a second form partway through his boss battle which has more attacks, but they're all easier to dodge than his old attacks, and it's prone to simply sitting still at random points during the fight.
    • He's never fought in 'human' form, but his full-demon form may be this anyway; it's definitely the easiest fight with any of the Four Devas, despite being their leader and being fought near the end of the game.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Takes badly to Shannon and especially Azel mocking the death of Elvis, since he was a member of their group. Shannon can just about get away with it since she's also a demon, but the human Azel cracking wise about it is enough to make Belze blow his top.
  • Fantastic Racism: Thinks all humans are inferior to demons.
  • I Gave My Word: When Gene defeats him in his demon form, he follows through on his deal to say where Olivia was taken, though not without saying that Angra would be released to the world.
  • Interface Screw: He can spew a ball of bile that gets gunge all over the camera, restricting the player's vision.
  • Jerkass: He's rude to virtually everyone he meets, and has no respect for those he deems inferior, such as humans.
  • Mighty Glacier: He hits hard and has high health, but is slow.
  • Leitmotif: Fly Flap, another surf rock tune overlaid with creepy theremin droning and a buzzing guitar solo that ends with elements of Flight of the Bumblebee. It fits his true form as a giant grotesque fly monster.
  • Looks Like Orlok: His pointed, elongated ears, hooked nose, pale skin, and grayish-red eyes make him resemble Orlok.
  • One-Winged Angel: His true form is that of a large, demonic fly, which he transforms into before fighting Gene.
  • Purple Is the New Black: His black suit is actually a dark shade of purple.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are grayish-red, and he's the leader of the Four Devas.

Voiced by: Sam Riegel

"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, calling himself the Devil Hand. Being human, he often clashes with Belze.

  • A God Am I: "Behold, the power of a god." is one of his taunts.
  • Bad Boss: He makes no distinction between humans and demons, attacking both if they annoy him.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He is a human who works with the demons who are out to conquer the world and enslave humanity.
  • Cool Shades: Is constantly seen wearing shades.
  • Evil Counterpart: Eeeeyup. Azel went for the demonic side, and is fighting for his own interests.
  • Expy: He is a combination of Wesker and Leon (in terms of looks) and Vergil (in terms of ulterior motives).
  • Face–Heel Turn: Azel was engaged to Olivia before slaughtering (almost) the entire God Hand Clan and making off with the left God Hand. Whether or not he actually betrayed them or was planning an insurrection from the beginning is up to interpretation.
    • Heel–Face Turn: After discovering that his motivations were just being manipulated by Angra to get himself released, he willfully surrenders the left God Hand to Gene moments before his death.
  • Groin Attack: He has a Ball Buster of his own, and will use it to render Gene susceptible to a pummeling.
  • Jerkass: He has no respect for anyone but himself.
  • Left-Handed Mirror: Ok, it's really his entire arm if you want to be technical.
  • Leitmotif: "Devil May Sly", a driving hard rock song with synthesizers that screams "rival battle". Its name is also a play on Devil May Cry. On the other hand, "Duel Storm" is a reprise with greater emphasis on the synths and an intense solo which plays in the second phase of the game's penultimate Battle in the Rain.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's very fast, hits hard, and has high health.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears bright clothing consisting of white, red, and blue, but is an overall sinister and menacing character.
  • Mirror Boss: The entire issue with fighting this guy is that he has the equivalent of Gene's powers and techniques. He can dodge like Gene, fight like Gene, and go super like him too.
  • Power of the God Hand: To be expected of the main character's rival and Evil Counterpart.
  • Power Limiter: Defied as another contrast to Gene. Perhaps his time spent with Olivia's clan and tenure with the Godhand itself gave Azel enough experience not to need one.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: If he grapples Gene, he'll rapidly punch or kick at him. The player can counter this by mashing the PS2's square button until the animation ends, and if they're fast enough, Gene will send him flying away with a heavy punch or kick, doing notable damage.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Upon finding out that he's Angra's vessel, he willfully surrenders the left God Hand to Gene before the demon king sacrifices him.
  • The Social Darwinist: "In a world where only the strong survive, only the strongest of the strong rule."
  • The Stoic: He's calm and collected in most situations, showing little to no emotion.
  • Super Mode: Has this in his second fight. It's nearly identical to Gene's.
  • Token Human: To the Four Devas.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In his second fight, he can activate his Super Mode, rendering him (among other things) Nigh-Invulnerable, mostly due to suddenly having a perfect ability to dodge attacks... unless you throw the urns scattered around the arena at him, which he'll take on the face every time.
    • There are also a couple of moves in Gene's repertoire that Azel is incapable of dodging or blocking, no matter what.
  • You Have Failed Me: He kills Bruce, Felix, and Conchita after they fail to kill Gene a second time. Subverted in that they don't seem to know who he is, mouth off to him, and attempt to take the left God Hand from him, meaning that he just killed them out of annoyance.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After losing to Gene and getting possessed by Angra, he starts freaking out.

Voiced by: Susan Chesler

"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, while Gene just thinks she's an insane nympho.

  • Bad Boss: Her mooks in the first fight against her aren't immune to her ranged attacks, and she has no problem blasting through them in order to hit Gene.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Capable of turning people into dogs.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Sometimes when hitting her, she shouts "'''HARDER!'''"
  • Dark Action Girl: She's both evil and a skilled combatant.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Has a staff that shoots hearts, uses magic to do interesting things to people, and is a demon.
  • Dark Chick: The hedonistic, dominatrix variety, who doesn't care too much for the team's goals as long as she has her own fun.
  • 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!"
    • Her demon form, which is essentially herself riding atop a male figure bent in a sexual pose. Its waist ends in a maw full of teeth, in other words, a sexual appetite.
  • 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. This trope might actually be Inverted, considering she is the only one of the Four Devas to launch a sneak attack on Gene, and she also traps you in a cage with two Elite Mooks in her first battle if you take the bait of the powerups inside it.
  • Dominatrix: She has a very domineering and promiscuous personality, dresses in skimpy attire, and enslaves an entire town in order to draw out Gene and take the right God Hand from him.
  • Expy: Her demeanor strays pretty close to two other Capcom demonesses: Morrigan and Nevan.
  • Flunky Boss: Will summon enemies to attack Gene if he goes inside the giant cage present during the first battle against her.
  • The Hedonist: She cares little about Belze's plan to revive Angra, only wanting to satisfy her desire for pleasure and partying.
  • High Collar of Doom: Her outfit has a pretty big one.
  • Horny Devils: She's a succubus.
  • Jerkass: She's rude and dismissive in general, and mocks Elvis for being weak after he dies, although it is implied she was actually distraught over his death, given how she had a statue built of him quickly after his death. Lampshaded by Gene when he wonders what Elvis saw in her anyway.
  • Karmic Death: Gets the absolute bejeezus beaten out of her by the villagers she enslaved after Gene defeats her.
  • Kick Chick: Primarily uses kicks if she's not swinging her wand around.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally does this to Gene if she turns him into a dog.
  • Leitmotif: Rainy Rose, an electronic song with mewing vocals befitting her mocking nature. The battle against her demon form uses Poison Queen, a much faster remix.
  • Magical Girl: Her fighting style in her first boss fight is a parody of the trope.
  • Magic Knight: Uses a combination of physical and magical attacks in battle.
  • Magic Staff: One that forms a heart at the tip, complete with an eye in the center.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her hedonistic nature, blonde hair and close association to chihuahuas is seen by some players as a light parody of socialite Paris Hilton.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her true form is a large, demonic cyclops merged with a demonic hound, and she takes this form in her last battle against Gene.
  • Repulsive Ringmaster: She runs her own circus, and is one of the Four Devas.
  • Stripperiffic: Her attire is very skimpy.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Oh yeah.
  • Valley Girl: She talks in this manner.
  • The Vamp: Attempts to use her feminine wiles to woo Gene as a method of luring him in and stealing the right God Hand from him. It doesn't work out as planned.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Her chequered outfit invokes this.

Voiced by: Jamieson Price

"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.

  • Acrofatic: He can dodge just as well as Gene can.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In his death, Gene listens to his dying request, which was to tell his Love Interest, Shannon, that he "was the bravest man he ever (met)". After he dies, Gene places his cigar atop him as he starts to disintegrate. Notably, this is the only scene in the game that's treated sorrowfully as opposed to for laughs or for cool factor.
  • Bad Boss: His mooks aren't immune to his flying headbutt, and he has no problem blasting through them in order to hit Gene.
  • Bald of Evil: He has a bald head to go with his evil nature. Mocking him over it is not recommended.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a goatee that reflects his status as a demon.
  • Belly Mouth: His demon form has a large mouth on its stomach.
  • Berserk Button: Goes into a violent rage when Gene mocks him for being bald.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has a pair of large eyebrows.
  • Big Fun: A rare villainous example, although he is not a jolly person overall, he is the most comedic and humane in terms of emotionalness out of all the Four Devas.
  • The Big Guy: Easily the largest Deva in either form.
  • Cigar Chomper: Never seen without his huge cigar. It's the same one, since he's on a budget.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: By way of the Foreign Cuss Words.
  • Fat Bastard: He's both fat and prone to eating people.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: Often says things like "pendejo" (motherfucker), "a la mierda" (hell with it), and "cabrón" (bastard) around pretty much everyone.
  • Flunky Boss: Is aided by a pair of knife-wielding mooks in the second battle against him.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Gene.
    Gene: "You know, if you weren't a demon, we could have been friends."
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smokes a large cigar, and is one of the Four Devas.
  • Jerkass: Though he is the least jerkish out of all the Four Devas.
  • Just Eat Him: During the final battle with him, he'll devour Gene if he doesn't escape his chewing attack in time, killing him instantly.
  • Leitmotif: Smoking Roll, a goofy disco piece with blabbering, Elvis Presley-esque vocals, accompanies his first two boss battles. Smoke Out is a slower Dark Reprise with ominous organs which plays for his final battle in his demon form.
  • 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: He is Hispanic, and has a long moustache to reflect this.
  • 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-Hit Kill: His demon form will swallow Gene whole if he doesn't escape his chewing attack in time, instantly killing him.
  • One-Winged Angel: His true form is a massive, demonic humanoid with mouths on its hands and stomach, and he takes this form in the final battle against him.
  • Playing with Fire: Can throw fireballs and cause firestorms around him.
  • 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: Cool and weaponized.
  • To Serve Man: Constantly talks about how hungry he gets, and what humans he ate on the way to a meeting.
    • During the final battle with him, he'll chew on Gene if he gets caught in his central mouth, and will swallow him whole if he doesn't escape in time.

    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.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's so huge that he can't fit on the platform you fight him on, instead hovering around it.
  • 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: He's the cause behind the demon outbreak.
  • Breath Weapon: Can breathe fire at Gene.
  • 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: His pitch-black hide is symbolic of his evil nature.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: He has very high health, to the point where he's the only boss with two health bars.
  • Elemental Powers: Playing with Fire.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a deep voice to go with his status as the demon king.
  • Eye Beams: Utilizes these in the battle against him.
  • Flunky Boss: Summons those pesky demons periodically during your fight with him. And just to show how powerful Gene has gotten and how much more powerful Angra is, they have signifcantly less health and weaker attacks.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He has bright red eyes, and is the king of demons.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For most of the game, it looks like Belze is pulling all the strings.
  • Hand Blast: Can shoot fire from his hands.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has slit pupils that reflect his demon heritage.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Hid in Azel's left arm, which acts as a catalyst to invade the human realm.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the largest demon in the game, and is also their king.
  • Leitmotif: Anthem of SATAN, a classically organ- and chanting-heavy final boss theme with a triumphant guitar section representing Gene using the power of both God Hands.
  • Meaningful Name: Well, while why he's called Satan in the original script is obvious, his localized name "Angra" likely comes from Angra Mainyu, the God of Evil in Zoroastrianism.
  • Mighty Glacier: Big and slow, but has an immense amount of health.
  • Mook Maker: He can summon demons from his mouth, but don't worry, because by this point you're super powerful, and they only take a few hits to kill.
  • Obviously Evil: He is Satan (or a Satanic Archetype, depending on the region), after all.
  • Playing with Fire: Many of his attacks utilize fire.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His red eyes show just how evil and dangerous he is.
  • Satan/Satanic Archetype: Depending on the region.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In Japan, he is "SATAN," not "Satan."
  • Throat Light: His throat glows bright red.


    The Three Evil Stooges
Voiced by: Sam Riegel (Felix), Melissa Fahn (Conchita), Fred Tatasciore (Bruce)

A trio of demons serving the Four Devas, they are comprised of Bruce (the horned brute), Felix (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.

  • Battle Boomerang: Felix carries a giant boomerang.
  • Bald of Evil: Felix.
  • Battle Theme Music: "Yet Oh See Mind".
  • Beard of Evil: Bruce.
  • Boomerang Comeback: If you attack Felix 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.
  • Breath Weapon: Felix can breathe a stream of green gas that drains Gene's health and blocks his vision.
  • The Brute: Look at their photo and take a guess.
  • Bullfight Boss: Bruce. He even has bull horns and howls like one.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Bruce wear spiked maces over his hands.
  • Dominatrix: Conchita. She may or may not have trained her partners, as Bruce calls her "Madame Conchita".
  • Dual Boss: or Trio Boss, depending on when they're fought. 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.
  • Dumb Muscle: Played completely straight with Bruce. He struggles to form sentences more than three words long, to the point where he gains a vacant stare and begins to drool when trying to come up with a come back.
  • Expy: Of the Dorombo Gang from Time Bokan.
  • Friendly Fire: Felix and Conchita aren't immune to Bruce's charge attack, taking damage and flying across the room if they get hit by it.
  • 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. Gene, post-God Hand, is not happy to see them at all.
  • Lame Comeback: Kind of a running gag, courtesy of Bruce and his five brain cells.
  • Lean and Mean: Felix.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As above, Felix and Bruce are responsible for making Gene the God Hand.
  • Poisonous Person: Felix's breath is toxic, draining Gene's health on contact.
  • Power Fist: Bruce has spiked steel balls for his hands.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Bruce can produce shockwaves by slamming his fists on the ground.
  • Terrible Trio: Their official title is The Three Evil Stooges.
  • Whip It Good: Conchita carries a whip.
  • Unexplained Recovery: That is, if one of Afro Fist's girls doesn't just happen to dress like Conchita.
  • You Have Failed Me: Azel kills Bruce, Felix, and Conchita after they fail to kill Gene a second time. Subverted in that Azel just killed them because they were in his way, and that they don't seem to know who he is.

    Mr. Gold & Mr. Silver
Voiced by: Wally Wingert

Gene runs into these flamboyant twins early in Stage One. They apparently work for Elvis and will make passes at Gene during their battle.

  • 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 Mr. Silver will throw Gene back and Mr. Gold will spike him onto the floor (and only Mr. Silver can initiate this attack; if Mr. Gold grabs Gene, he'll simply knee him in the face repeatedly). That last one is also very painful and tricky to avoid at times, so don't get hit with it, or else kiss your spine goodbye.
  • Death from Above: One of their attacks is to jump high into the air, then do a dive kick.
  • 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.
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: Mr. Silver is an eunuch, which is revealed upon examining his body after his death. This even makes him immune to the Ball Buster.
    Gene: "Doesn't look like he was packing much heat. Must have lost them in the great war."
  • Expy: As a dark-skinned, Macho Camp, musclebound duo they're are dead ringers of Samsom and Adon from Cho Aniki.
  • Groin Attack: One of their attacks is getting on one knee and uppercutting Gene in the crotch. Like many other nutshots, it reduces his health to a single hit point.
  • Hard Gay: Their outfits also include biker-esque attire.
  • Macho Camp: They have over the top effeminate personalities and walk in a girly way.
  • Manly Gay: They are also extremely talented fighters, and are seriously buff.
  • No-Sell: Due to being an eunuch, Mr. Silver is unaffected by the Ball Buster.
  • 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.

    Giant Enemy Crane
A two-armed crane with a pair of pincer-like claws.

    The Mad Midget Five
Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock

A group of Sentai-themed little people all named after card suits (Joker/Diamond/Club/Spade/Heart).

  • Affectionate Parody: Of any given Super Sentai team.
  • Ass-Kicking Pose: They are prone to doing this.
  • Ass Shove: Don't let them stay behind you for too long, or they'll give you a big kancho.
  • Battle Theme Music: "Sunset Heroes".
  • Berserk Button: Joker hates being imitated, as shown in the introductory cutscene before the rematch against them.
  • Crossdresser: Heart wears a skirt despite being male. Examining his body after defeating him in the rematch reveals that he's not too fond of it, though. That or it's a Bring My Brown Pants and/or Urine Trouble situation.
    Heart: "I think I need a change of pants."
  • Energy Weapon: They can fire them from the crests on their helmets.
  • Expy: Joker bears a strong resemblance to Viewtiful Joe.
  • Fragile Speedster: They're fast and agile, but aren't particularly durable.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: How they introduce themselves.
    • "Card gone wild, Joker!"
    • "One hard gangsta, Diamond!"
    • "You can find me at the Club!"
    • "Have your pet neutered or Spade!"
    • "Owowowowow, I'm hurt! I mean, Heart!"
  • Laser Blade: Utilize these in the rematch against them.
  • Leader Wannabe: Spade wants to be the leader of the group, which is shown by examining his body after defeating him in the rematch.
    Spade: "Maybe I'll get to be the leader in the sequel."
  • Leitmotif: "Sunset Heroes".
  • Little People Are Surreal: An entire squad of goofy midgets.
  • Not Quite Dead: They survived the beatdown they received in the rematch against them, as the comments made when examining their bodies are shown from their point of view.
  • Psychopathic Manchildren: All of them really, as they pretend to be super heroes and have the outfits to match, but their leader Joker stands out in particular, as he yells and stomps his feet when Gene imitates him, then begins to cry noisily, but fitting the nature of this game this is all obviously played for laughs.
  • 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.
  • Rolling Attack: Two of them can form a wheel together and roll at Gene.
  • 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).
  • Tornado Move: One of their attacks in their rematch involves them stacking on top of each other before spinning around, forming a tornado around them in he process. It's very powerful, but makes them dizzy, leaving them vulnerable to a Stake Driver.
  • 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.

    Gorilla Mask
A gorilla in a luchador suit.
  • Animal Motifs: His rematch gives him a tiger-themed costume as an obligatory reference to Tiger Mask. On top of being a gorilla.
  • Bad Boss: Has no qualms with rushing into his flunkies after they bring him a banana.
  • Battle Theme Music: "Top of the Humans".
  • Berserk Button: He hastily denies being human when Gene asks him if he is one or not, implying that he dislikes being called human.
    • Eating his bananas before he can get to them will anger him.
  • Flunky Boss: Will summon weak enemies holding bananas for him to eat when low on health.
  • Killer Gorilla: The 'killer' part is dead on, as you'd expect, but the 'gorilla' part isn't; he's actually a demon in a gorilla suit.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Or Ape, in this case.
  • 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 holding a banana, who drops it after he barrels into him. If Gorilla Mask manages to get it first, it'll restore some of his health. You can take the banana before he eats it to heal you. Naturally, this will annoy him.
  • Puzzle Boss: Gorilla Mask has all the strength you would expect from a gorilla even though there is a zipper on his back, and will quickly kill Gene with grapples that can't be interrupted by action commands until major damage is already done, but he will quickly lose his stamina or fall down if he attempts to run after Gene, easily being punished.
    • Once he summons his bananas, he becomes so laser focused on picking them up that he completely ignores Gene even if he's standing right behind them charging up a punch.
  • 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, a smaller arena to face him in (putting Gene at more risk from said moves), and a groovy new costume.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Invoked. He's actually a luchadore.

    Psychic Midget
Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock

A highly paranoid telekinetic midget who picked the wrong game to appear in.

    Great Sensei
Voiced by: Daran Norris

Master swordsman fond of sending his student after Gene and appearing through teleporting doors. Can clone himself.

  • Katanas Are Just Better: He wields a katana in battle.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, incredibly powerful, and considerably tough, he'll make short work of any players who throw caution to the wind when facing him.
  • 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.
  • Old Master: He's both elderly and a formidable fighter.
  • Revenge: For Gene killing his student (several times).
  • Samurai: Heavily implied.

    Tiger Joe
An unusually powerful mook Gene can fight twice over the course of the game. Or not.
  • Animal Motifs: Tigers, naturally.
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: Presented as just another mook but is one of the toughest opponents in the game and even has his own theme song.
  • Dub Name Change: Dynamite Joe in the Japanese version. This is why his Leitmotif is titled "Handsome Dynamite."
  • Expy: Of Sagat, sharing an eyepatch, a distinctive uppercut, and a tiger motif.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Can actually dodge Gene's attacks and retaliate just as quickly, on top of the massive damage he can dish.
  • One-Winged Angel: Beating him in his second appearance transforms him into a trident demon.
  • Optional Boss: Can be skipped both times just like nearly every other mook in the game.

    Fat Ninja
A larger, black-clad version of the fat ninja enemies. Appears as one of he four major trials Gene must face before he can reach Angra's altar.

    Afro Fist
A disco dancer who challenges Gene as one of the four trials he must overcome before he can reach Angra's altar. Can be seen enjoying the company of Conchita and a female wrestler enemy.
  • Dance Battler: Moves in a dance-like manner while fighting Gene.
  • Disco Dan: His costume and theme invoke 70's nostalgia. Lampshaded by Gene upon examining his body after his death.
    Gene: "What pit of 70's nostalgia did they drag this guy out of?"
  • Flunky Boss: Is assisted by a female wrestler enemy and Conchita in battle.
  • Funny Afro: Has a large afro to go with his 70's aesthetic.
  • Groin Attack: The finisher to his jab combo is a punch to the crotch, and if he grapples Gene, he'll repeatedly jab him there.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His main method of attack.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: His attacks involve little more than rapid jabs, but they're all he needs to get by.

    Dr. Ion
A clunky old robot with a pet bird that is considered a prospective member of the Devas.
  • Achilles' Heel: His need to keep himself powered up.
    • Gameplay-wise, Dr. Ion is incapable of blocking, so keeping offensive pressure on Ion makes his fight trivial.
  • 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.
  • Battle Theme Music: "Battery Size AA" for his first fight, with a remix called "Battery Size D" for the optional rematch in Level 7.
  • Bonus Boss: The rematch against him in Level 7 is not required to advance to story, and he'll only fight Gene again if he destroys the monolith furthest from the starting point in the desert.
  • Grapple Move: Can grab and electrocute Gene if equipped with a claw hand during the rematch against him, dealing a lot of damage in the process.
  • Killer Robot: Blends with his (possibly) demonic nature.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Can fire a barrage of missiles at Gene when a missile launcher forms on one of his arms.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's slow, but has high health and attack power.
  • Nice Hat: The second time he shows up, he's wearing a new helmet made from his robot bird. Very snazzy.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Instead of flying across the room when hit with a launch attack, he breaks into multiple pieces, but reforms himself with the power of magnetism afterwards. He can also do this periodically, often equipping a different weapon in the process, which makes him more unpredictable.
  • Puzzle Boss: Dr. Ion, at least on Level Die (and by extension, Hard Mode), will absolutely wreck you due to a combination of quick attacks and being Immune to Flinching...unless you remember you can dodge to the sides, which destroys him utterly.
  • Rocket Punch: He can launch his fists at Gene when they're not equipped with any weapons.
  • Shock and Awe: Most of his moves deal with him attempting to electrocute Gene.
  • Sixth Ranger: Or Fifth Deva, in this case. If he defeats Gene, he gets a spot among the Devas. The other members don't think he has what it takes, though.
  • This Is a Drill: One of his attacks involves him jabbing Gene with a drill arm.
  • The Voiceless: The robot crow that accompanies him for the first fight talks. All it says is some variation on "Die!", or "What the hell?" when Gene lands a powerful attack on him.

    Ravel & Debussy
Left - Debussy, Right - Revel
Voiced by: Sam Riegel (Ravel), Fred Tatasciore (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.

  • Bonus Boss: The second guitarist will only fight Gene if the player checks the bodies of Ravel and Debussy after defeating them.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Both of them, as a majority of Ravel's lines in his cutscenes are him treating everyone around him like his fanbase even though he barely knows them, and Debussy randomly taking a nap for no goddamned reason.
  • Deal with the Devil: They sold their souls to the demons in order to acquire great musical talent. It didn't work out.
  • Dual Boss: The second time you fight Ravel, he fights alongside Debussy.
  • Dreadful Musician: Even with their Deal with the Devil, they still lack musical talent. Lampshaded by Gene is he examines Ravel's body after his death.
    Gene: "I guess that was his last encore. Not that anyone asked for one."
  • Face–Heel Turn: Like Azel, they are humans who sided with the demons for power.
  • Glass Cannon: Their long-range combos are very painful, but they have less health than many of the other bosses.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Debussy. Variation in that the soundwaves come from his drum, not his voice.
  • Metal Scream: Ravel's normal voice is perma-locked as this.
  • Moveset Clone: The second guitarist has all of Ravel's attacks.
  • Musical Assassin: All of them utilize weaponized music in battle.
  • No Name Given: The second guitarist in non-Japanese releases. In Japan, he's simply known as Aniki, which is Japanese for "big brother", and true to his name, he's Ravel's older brother.
  • The Power of Rock: One of Ravel's attacks involves him shooting electric balls at Gene with his guitar.
  • Shock and Awe: Ravel.
  • Theme Naming: Named after a pair of classical composers.