Death Hands are enemies introduced in Salamander, the Bionic Germ stage. They emerge from the pink growth and will move their arm to the Vic Viper's direction and try to grab it, though lack the ability to extend their arms or fire. They are killed by shooting the different colored segment.

The Ropers introduced in Gradius II and all variations therein are invincible, extending themselves after the player though shooting them will push them back.