Demons are one of the four races featured within God Hand. They are the primary antagonists of the game. Their goal is to resurrect Angra and stop anyone from interfering. When a demon is defeated, they are transported back to Hell.
There are several types and subtypes of demons and all play a major role in the game.
Casual Demons Edit
These demons appear as more challenging normal enemies and come out of random or scripted humans, having possessed them as opposed to the other demons merely being enslaved. These types of demons disintegrate when they are defeated. There are four subtypes.
The first type of demon encountered very early in the game. It appears as a humanoid with dark black and grey skin, its cranial cavity open and spewing purple flames, which also engulf its forearms. It is a basic demon, able to move very fast and cover much more distance than the human enemies. It attacks ferociously by swinging its long, clawed arms wildly at the player as well as throwing purple fireballs at them. If they manage to get too close, they may grab Gene and throw him down on the ground. This can be prevented by pressing O when a "counter" letter is shown.
This type of demon appears later, although still early in the game. There are a few key differences between this demon and the previous type, being that the flames from their arms and head are red, their skin has green patches on it, they are of course, tougher. The biggest difference is the huge blade attached to one of their arms, which are their main weapon. They can be a pain, but if caution is taken, they will not be much trouble.
These types of demons are much more rare than the purple and red types and appear around halfway through the game. They are identified by bright blue flames filling their cranial cavity and engulfing only their hands. They are less muscular than the red and purple types, but are much tougher and more dangerous, as their main method of attack is to extend massive spikes from all of their body when the player is close to them (which can only be avoided by backflipping). They are much harder to keep track of, and a constant eye must be kept on them or they will wheel-roll into Gene with spikes extended and deal massive damage.
- Blue v2 (Trident)
These demons are truly rare and are a force to be reckoned with. They are massive, much larger than any other normal demon encountered at around fourteen feet and are incredibly tough. Their bodies are blue and begin in a large head with a gaping maw and two huge yellow demon horns and a hole spraying blue flames. Beneath this is a highly muscular torso (at least twelve abs) with two massive arms, and beneath that is another muscled torso with two more arms. Around its neck, wrists, and waist are red braces, and underneath the second torso, blue flames leak out and the body comes to a large snakelike coil and a tail. In one of its hands it will hold a large blue trident, which it will use to beat the player and hurl energy attacks at them. Using the Godhand is severely advised here. Its trident can be dropped and picked up after defeating it.
The Four DevasEdit
Despite the name, only three of this group are in fact demons. The focal antagonists of the game, Elvis, Shannon, and Belze, are all demons that have come to Earth in human form. Each one is immortal and can only be truly killed and returned to Hell when killed in their demon forms. Each one has their own theme and attacks, but all of them have banded up with one intent: to resurrect Angra and bring Hell to Earth. They also have multiple affiliates and help, such as The Three Stooges and Dr. Ion.
Elvis is a demon of smoke and flame, and other themes of his include greed, hunger, and general macho-ness. He is regarded as one of the more challenging yet more comedic bosses of the game, and is fought three times. In the game, he plays a part in enslaving a number of humans to help him search out Gene and his Godhand. See his page for details on fighting him under the "Powers and Abilities" section.
Shannon is a demon of lust, sex, hedonism, and female dominance. She is very sexual and lewd and aside from the goal of resurrecting Angra, appears to have little interest in anything else. She is primarily responsible for the more dominatrix-like women in the game leading further enslavement over the men in the area. Her demonic form is even a representation of a woman on top of a man. See her page for details on fighting her under the "Powers and Abilities" section.
Belze is the leader of the Four Devas and is the primary antagonist of the game aside from Azel. He leads the entire demon front and is the mastermind behind most of the events of the game. He is significantly darker and less humor-driven than Shannon or Elvis, with his motives remaining mostly unknown. His theme is not immediately clear, although he may in fact be one of the historically darker demons, Beelzebub, judging from his appearance and his evident connections to Angra and Hell. See his page for details on fighting him under the "Powers and Abilities" section.
Angra is a legendary demon, an angel that fell from Heaven and became Satan, Lucifer, the Devil. He is the final boss of the game and was supposedly beaten by the hero of legend, God Hand, and even has two health bars. It is Angra who the Four Devas have been attempting to (and eventually succeding in) resurrect, and it is Angra who poses Gene's final challenge. See his page for more details.