History Characters / BlackLagoon

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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonPeoplesLiberationArmy People's Liberation Army]][[note]]Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei, Colonel Ma, Major General Liu, 2nd Lt. Yeyin, Captain Yang[[/note]]



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!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei
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--> ''"How I die, and thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest?"''

A hacker for the People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.
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* AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averts]] almost all the typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of a veteran of the Chinese Civil War.
* ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot misses. Except poor Rock who has to contend with all the hot shell casings flying at him.
* BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near the Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries to hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''': [[CaptainObvious From the entrance.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her to the PLA.
* DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to fight with every fiber of her being.
* ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding Revy in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy just scoffs at her.
** She's also a fluent speaker of both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Hackette}}: A star example of the PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.]]
* MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei is a pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with the atmosphere of a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar to how Rock ended up in Roanapur, which is the major reason why he chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one who doesn't have a holster and simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about Roanapur to her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and plants one on him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide their involvement after Janet "framed" her for a hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet and didn't even know it.
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!!Colonel Ma
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Feng's boss back in China. He oversees her operations.
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* BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from Major General Liu.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the PLA to let her know she was on her own and that he would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact with the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He's mostly concerned with staying on General Liu's good side.

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!!Major General Liu
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Ma's superior officer.
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* InsaneAdmiral: A general in this case. He liquidates the entire first division after the Germans catch on to the PLA's cyber-espionage activities due to concern it will damage German-Chinese relations. Though it seems so far, the only person slated to be outright ''killed'' is Feng.
* InternalAffairs: Operating as this to Colonel Ma's division after the Germans got solid proof they had been compromised by PLA espionage.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: His suspicions about Feng jump up after it's revealed she knew about the existence of Annenheim Distribution, a PLA shell corporation that was supposed to be above her paygrade.
* {{Unperson}}: After the operation to spy on Rainbach AG is compromised, he orders the complete dissolution of the entire operation, including all peoples associated with it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's pretty furious with Ma's division for getting detected by the Germans.

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!!2nd Lt. Yeyin
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General Liu's assistant.
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* {{Adorkable}}: She spends most of her time looking like a deer in the headlights or awkwardly hiding behind her paperwork.
* BeleagueredAssistant: The poor girl has her hands full trying to run errands for her boss.
* {{Expy}}: Yes, it's true that ''Anime/PsychoPass'' came out years after this arc started, but DAMN if she doesn't look identical to Akane. Given Creator/GenUrobuchi's [[LightNovels involvement]] with ''Black Lagoon'', maybe this was intentional.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She sure looks like it, especially when her superiors are having shouting matches with each other. She just tries to stay out of the fight and recite whatever useful information she has.

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!!Captain Yang
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A Chinese operative in Roanapur.
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* ContractOnTheHitman: Arranges to have Feng killed after she is disavowed by the PLA.
* RunningGag: Every time he tries to ask the assassin trio he's hired where their fourth brother is, something interrupts him.

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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonOtherRecurringCharacters Other Recurring Characters]][[note]]Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai, Shane Caxton, Lotton the Wizard, Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner", Bao[[/note]]



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!! Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/KellySheridan (EN)

An Indian counterfeiter whose goal is to create perfect counterfeit money. After members of the Floridian cartel that hired her lose patience with her due to continued {{schedule slip}}s and shoot one of her co-workers to death before giving her a 48-hours deadline to finish her job, she flees from the members of the cartel and eventually seeks sanctuary with the Church of Violence, unleashing a ''mad'' pursuit.

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!! Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai
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[[folder:People's Liberation Army]]

!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/KellySheridan (EN)

An Indian counterfeiter whose goal is to create perfect counterfeit money. After members of
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--> ''"How I die, and thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it
the Floridian cartel that hired her lose patience with her due to continued {{schedule slip}}s and shoot one of her co-workers to death before giving her a 48-hours deadline to finish her job, she flees from greatest?"''

A hacker for
the members of the cartel and eventually seeks sanctuary with the Church of Violence, unleashing a ''mad'' pursuit.People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.



* BoobsOfSteel: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] rather interestingly for a series that typically plays this straight. Has the biggest bust of the prominent female characters at a whopping ''K'', yet is the weakest female in the cast. Or, [[WorldOfActionGirls more accurately]], one of the ''only'' weak females in the cast.
* ButtMonkey: Her first time in Roanapur sucked incredibly hard. Her colleage gets shot and she has to run from a cartel. Jane goes to the Ripoff Church for sanctuary, and gets [[CaptainObvious ripped off]] by Eda. Eda then betrays her to many contract killers to get more money. Jane gets a little rest in a bad motel, then gets chased by a [[CarnivalofKillers bunch of madmen]] the rest of the night. And Eda kept extorting more and more cash from the unfortunate sod, too.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's a blond Indian woman.
* GeekyTurnOn: She once says watching Benny break code turns her on.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HarmlessVillain: She is so ineffectual in her villainy that it's hard to take her seriously. Then the tenth book came out, and changed that magnificently.
* InsufferableGenius: Listening to her detailed explanation on how she prints money is ''PAINFUL.'' She also takes no small amount of glee for proving Revy and Eda don't know how to recognize counterfeit cash.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy, and full of herself, so she doesn't really fit all the criteria.
* MsFanservice: [[PantyShot Unintentionally so]] in her first arc. As of her reappearance, she's embraced this wholeheartedly, from dress to manner.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Not at first, but after having sex once with Benny in her intro arc, she returns to Roanapur as a "grade-A fuck freak" (As Revy puts it) who's implied to regularly sleep around. She's also ditched the modest [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v06/c039/18.html work shirt and skirt]] for [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v08/c077/8.html this getup]]. Benny doesn't seem to care though, or at the very least is too flustered by her hyper sexual behavior to say anything.
* NaiveNewcomer: Starts like that, but CharacterDevelopment takes care of that. Though she didn't think about the possible consequences about letting her colleague, who had probably never been to Thailand, come from Bangkok to Roanapur BY HERSELF. Later on it's revealed that she planned from the beginning [[spoiler:to betray that colleague anyway]], it means she probably just didn't care.
* PairTheSmartOnes: With Benny, Lagoon's hacker-man. [[GeekyTurnOn She once said watching him work turned her on.]]
* PantyShot: Keeps being subjected to her flowing skirt going up and giving the viewer a nice view of her legs and panties.
* ReallyGetsAround: After visiting Roanapur for the first time. By the time she returns, it's implied she's gotten a bit out of control. You know it's bad when even [[NiceGuy Rock]] dismissively calls her a "harlot". Also revealed an interest in getting herself gangbanged. [[TooDumbToLive And she planned on roping Rock into it.]] Revy was ''pissed'' about it.
* ShesGotLegs: And boy did she have to use them while running from the freaks of Roanapur.
* {{Technobabble}}: Over the finer details of counterfeit money. Revy is not amused.
* ThreatBackfire: When Revy threatens to screw Jane so hard that no-one but Revy will be able to sexually satisfy her ever again, Jane has a look on her face like she was either in awe of the boast, or thinking about making Revy go through with her threat.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she showed up in Roanapur once again, [[spoiler:especially when she frames Li for hacking into the PLA.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: After her first arc, she's taken to wearing a slim tube-top and just plain skimpier clothes in general.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Jane's actions in [[spoiler:framing Li sets off the events of the Wired Red Wild Card arc.]]
* YouHave48Hours: What the Floridian cartel tells her. She manages to escape from them.


!! Shane Caxton
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShinjiOgawa (JP), Creator/RonHalder (EN)

An US Army Major, and commander of the ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men.

Due to the accidental death of Diego Lovelace during a political assassination for which his unit was responsible for, he unwittingly made an enemy out of Roberta - who effectively declared war on him and the entire NSA. With his next assignment being the capture of Shue Yan, an opium harvester located in the Golden Triangle, Caxton and his men were temporarily stationed in Roanapur to await further orders - and giving Roberta a nice scent. This put '''all''' of Roanapur on edge; the Triads, Hotel Moscow, and especially the Cartel given their previous history with her. The [[spoiler:CIA]] too gets involved, due to having a nice fat stake in the opium trade - effectively making the whole ordeal a giant pissing match between the two organizations. As Caxton puts it, he just walked into a "gigantic clusterfuck."

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* BoobsOfSteel: AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope Averted]] rather interestingly for a series that typically plays this straight. Has averts]] almost all the biggest bust typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of a veteran of the prominent female characters at a whopping ''K'', yet is the weakest female in the cast. Or, [[WorldOfActionGirls more accurately]], one of the ''only'' weak females in the cast.
Chinese Civil War.
* ButtMonkey: Her first time in Roanapur sucked incredibly hard. Her colleage ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot and she misses. Except poor Rock who has to run from a cartel. Jane goes to contend with all the Ripoff Church for sanctuary, and gets hot shell casings flying at him.
* BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near the Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries to hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''':
[[CaptainObvious ripped off]] by Eda. Eda then betrays her to many contract killers to get more money. Jane gets a little rest in a bad motel, then gets chased by a [[CarnivalofKillers bunch of madmen]] From the rest of the night. And Eda kept extorting more and more cash from the unfortunate sod, too.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's a blond Indian woman.
* GeekyTurnOn: She once says watching Benny break code turns her on.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HarmlessVillain: She is so ineffectual in her villainy that it's hard to take her seriously. Then the tenth book came out, and changed that magnificently.
* InsufferableGenius: Listening to her detailed explanation on how she prints money is ''PAINFUL.'' She also takes no small amount of glee for proving Revy and Eda don't know how to recognize counterfeit cash.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy, and full of herself, so she doesn't really fit all the criteria.
* MsFanservice: [[PantyShot Unintentionally so]] in her first arc. As of her reappearance, she's embraced this wholeheartedly, from dress to manner.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Not at first, but after having sex once with Benny in her intro arc, she returns to Roanapur as a "grade-A fuck freak" (As Revy puts it) who's implied to regularly sleep around. She's also ditched the modest [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v06/c039/18.html work shirt and skirt]] for [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v08/c077/8.html this getup]]. Benny doesn't seem to care though, or at the very least is too flustered by her hyper sexual behavior to say anything.
* NaiveNewcomer: Starts like that, but CharacterDevelopment takes care of that. Though she didn't think about the possible consequences about letting her colleague, who had probably never been to Thailand, come from Bangkok to Roanapur BY HERSELF. Later on it's revealed that she planned from the beginning [[spoiler:to betray that colleague anyway]], it means she probably just didn't care.
* PairTheSmartOnes: With Benny, Lagoon's hacker-man. [[GeekyTurnOn She once said watching him work turned her on.
entrance.]]
* PantyShot: Keeps being subjected to DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her flowing skirt going up and giving to the viewer a nice view of her legs and panties.
* ReallyGetsAround: After visiting Roanapur for the first time. By the time she returns, it's implied she's gotten a bit out of control. You know it's bad when even [[NiceGuy Rock]] dismissively calls her a "harlot". Also revealed an interest in getting herself gangbanged. [[TooDumbToLive And she planned on roping Rock into it.]] Revy was ''pissed'' about it.
PLA.
* ShesGotLegs: And boy did DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she have calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to use them while running from the freaks fight with every fiber of Roanapur.
her being.
* {{Technobabble}}: Over the finer details of counterfeit money. ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding
Revy is not amused.
* ThreatBackfire: When
in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy threatens to screw Jane so hard that no-one but Revy will be able to sexually satisfy her ever again, Jane has just scoffs at her.
** She's also
a look on her face like she was either in awe fluent speaker of the boast, or thinking about making Revy go through with her threat.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she showed up in Roanapur once again, [[spoiler:especially when she frames Li for hacking into the PLA.
both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: After her first arc, she's taken to wearing a slim tube-top and just plain skimpier clothes in general.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Jane's actions in [[spoiler:framing Li sets off the events
{{Hackette}}: A star example of the Wired Red Wild Card arc.PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.
]]
* YouHave48Hours: What the Floridian cartel tells her. She manages to escape from them.


!! Shane Caxton
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShinjiOgawa (JP), Creator/RonHalder (EN)

An US Army Major, and commander
MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei
is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with
the ugly face atmosphere of both sides, a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men.

Due
her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar
to the accidental death of Diego Lovelace during a political assassination for how Rock ended up in Roanapur, which his unit was responsible for, is the major reason why he unwittingly made an enemy chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Roberta - Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one
who effectively declared war on him doesn't have a holster and the entire NSA. With his next assignment being the capture of Shue Yan, an opium harvester located simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the Golden Triangle, Caxton back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and his men were temporarily stationed holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about
Roanapur to await further orders - her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and giving Roberta a nice scent. This put '''all''' of Roanapur plants one on edge; the Triads, Hotel Moscow, and especially the Cartel given him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide
their previous history with her. The [[spoiler:CIA]] too gets involved, due to having involvement after Janet "framed" her for a nice fat stake in the opium trade - effectively making the whole ordeal a giant pissing match between the two organizations. As Caxton puts it, he just walked into a "gigantic clusterfuck."hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet and didn't even know it.



* AchillesHeel: His is the fact that he's a FriendToAllChildren. While it made him a badass during Nam, nowadays it just serves to paint a target on his back - much to the dismay of his men.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where he can ''hardly'' qualify as "evil" at all. He's one of the only few genuinely decent people in the entire series.
* TheAtoner: The moment he realizes that he's unwittingly responsible for destroying Garcia's family and driving Roberta insane, he aims to do right by it - to the point where he even hands Garcia a gun to shoot him if it'll satisfy him.
* {{Badass}}: [[BadassArmy While he didn't do it all by himself]], his men were ultimately responsible for shooting up [[OneManArmy Roberta]] to the point where she's now a cripple (but just in the OVA). Even ''Balalaika'' gives him the highest of praise for his skills.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Together with Rock and Garcia, he orchestrated temporarily faking his death to help Roberta snap back to reality AND capture Shue Yan.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: An ''extremely rare'' positive portrayal of this trope; Shane embodies all of the ''positive'' attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, ''this man'' is what all marines should strive to be like.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:It cost him practically all of his men, but in the end he accomplished his mission, gave Garcia closure and helped save Roberta. He's last seen on the boat at the end of El Baile de la Muerte arc - chapter 76. In the OVA, he's last seen standing together with son, and wife of the Japanese engineer at the Lovelace mansion.]]
* {{Foil}}: Balalaika's. They both went out of their way to save a child and were put in less than desirable situations as a result: Shane now operates assassinations and other wet-work assignments for the NSA, and Balalaika was discharged (the Soviet Union collapsed almost immediately afterwards anyway). The only difference is, Shane held onto his ideals and still had a place to call home, even if it's not what it used to be. Balalaika on the other hand had ''nothing'' but her men - the only place she could remotely call a home was the [[TheMafiya Russian mafia]] - remnants of the KGB and GRU.
* FriendToAllChildren: Single-handedly defended a little girl during the Vietnam War ''from his own men'', and current-day went out of his way to keep Garcia safe.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:It can be assumed that he quit working for the United States as he's seen with Roberta and Garcia at the end.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Another one of his flaws. During Nam, he went up against his ''entire'' unit to protect a little Vietnamese girl from getting raped. He also nearly got shot by Garcia due to this.
* NiceGuy: One of the only few genuinely good people in this fucked up world.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PunchClockVillain
* WorthyOpponent: He has earned Balalaika's respect as a commander and soldier worth killing - on the ''battlefield''. In a shithole like Roanapur, the respect she has for him opts her to send the Desantniki to cover his escape. [[spoiler: The manga, and the anime are different in this case. In the manga Balalaika was indecisive about the Grey Fox, and she wished to attack them. Only after Mr. Chang persuasion she decided to send the Desantiki to cover their escape.]]


!! Lotton the Wizard
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/SamuelVincent (EN)

A handsome, long-coated adventurer introduced during the Greenback Jane arc, he is one of the few survivors of the band of mercenaries hunting for Jane. He now lives with the other two, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner.

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* AchillesHeel: His is the fact that he's a FriendToAllChildren. While it made him a badass during Nam, nowadays it just serves to paint a target on his back - much to the dismay of his men.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where he can ''hardly'' qualify as "evil" at all. He's one of the only few genuinely decent people in the entire series.
* TheAtoner: The moment he realizes that he's unwittingly responsible for destroying Garcia's family and driving Roberta insane, he aims to do right by it - to the point where he even hands Garcia a gun to shoot him if it'll satisfy him.
* {{Badass}}: [[BadassArmy While he didn't do it all by himself]], his men were ultimately responsible for shooting up [[OneManArmy Roberta]] to the point where she's now a cripple (but just in the OVA). Even ''Balalaika'' gives him the highest of praise for his skills.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Together with Rock and Garcia, he orchestrated temporarily faking his death to help Roberta snap back to reality AND capture Shue Yan.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: An ''extremely rare'' positive portrayal of this trope; Shane embodies all of the ''positive'' attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, ''this man'' is what all marines should strive to be like.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:It cost him practically all of his men, but in the end he accomplished his mission, gave Garcia closure and helped save Roberta. He's last seen on the boat at the end of El Baile de la Muerte arc - chapter 76. In the OVA, he's last seen standing together with son, and wife of the Japanese engineer at the Lovelace mansion.]]
* {{Foil}}: Balalaika's. They both went out of their way to save a child and were put in less than desirable situations as a result: Shane now operates assassinations and other wet-work assignments for the NSA, and Balalaika was discharged (the Soviet Union collapsed almost immediately afterwards anyway). The only difference is, Shane held onto his ideals and still had a place to call home, even if it's not what it used to be. Balalaika on the other hand had ''nothing'' but her men - the only place she could remotely call a home was the [[TheMafiya Russian mafia]] - remnants of the KGB and GRU.
* FriendToAllChildren: Single-handedly defended a little girl during the Vietnam War ''from his own men'', and current-day went out of his way to keep Garcia safe.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:It can be assumed that he quit working for the United States as he's seen with Roberta and Garcia at the end.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Another one of his flaws. During Nam, he went up against his ''entire'' unit to protect a little Vietnamese girl from getting raped. He also nearly got shot by Garcia due to this.
* NiceGuy: One of the only few genuinely good people in this fucked up world.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PunchClockVillain
* WorthyOpponent: He has earned Balalaika's respect as a commander and soldier worth killing - on the ''battlefield''. In a shithole like Roanapur, the respect she has for him opts her to send the Desantniki to cover his escape. [[spoiler: The manga, and the anime are different in this case. In the manga Balalaika was indecisive about the Grey Fox, and she wished to attack them. Only after Mr. Chang persuasion she decided to send the Desantiki to cover their escape.]]


!! Lotton the Wizard
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/SamuelVincent (EN)

A handsome, long-coated adventurer introduced during the Greenback Jane arc, he is one of the few survivors of the band of mercenaries hunting for Jane.
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Feng's boss back in China.
He now lives with the other two, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner.oversees her operations.



* AntiVillain: He's one of the nicest people in the show, and is only really antagonistic from the viewpoint of the protagonists (and even then, only in his first appearance).
* BadassLongcoat: Averted. While he does carry a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]] (a Mauser C96), CoolShades and wears a BadassLongcoat, his first appearance in an action scene ended with him being shot off of a rooftop before he could finish his InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. It hasn't gotten any better for him since.
* BigEntrance: Has an obsession with this that's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Bishonen}}: His excessive good looks lead Revy to first assume he's Shenhua's "man-whore".
* CoolGun: His twin Mauser C96s; the so-called "Broomhandle" Mauser which was used as the basis for [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's]] blaster.
* CoolShades: He ''tries'' to look cool with these, but fails.
* CrazyPrepared: He might not be all that bright, but he has a BulletproofVest unlike the rest of the CarnivalOfKillers and [[BallsOfSteel metal armor for his groin]], which helped save his balls when Roberta [[GroinAttack kicked them]].
* DrinkOrder: Milk, since he CantHoldHisLiquor.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "There's no way I can just ignore an injured girl and let her die."
* TheFool: One the one hand, he seems to be a complete ''idiot'', what with his obsession with being "cool" leading him to trying to deliberately invoke shonen style actions that just cause him to get shot at. On the other hand, he also manages to survive by having the common sense to do things like wear body armor, and even saves Sawyer and Shenhua from Roberta by intervening at the right time and allowing her to beat him up.
* GunsAkimbo: With two Broomhandle Mausers, except he didn´t get to use them onscreen yet.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sort of. He saves both [[PsychoForHire Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]], but given the CrapsackWorld setting of this series, both seem pretty nice--they then became semi-loyal allies instead of [[TheFarmerAndTheViper killing him immediately thereafter.]] Yes, they'll kill anyone if the price is right, but if that's the worst thing about you in [[WretchedHive Roanapur]], you can't be ''that'' bad, so he may have actually been on point with this one.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Is very fond of pre-battle speeches. ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' being the kind of show that it is, it doesn't do him much good.
* JokeCharacter: He deliberately acts like a shonen action hero. In Roanapur. He pretty much never gets to do anything in battle because people shoot him down whilst he's posturing and/or monologuing.
* LargeHam: Mostly thanks to his tendency to deliver InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches at the drop of a hat.
* MadeOfIron: Played with. Even when he's shot, falling down from a building or being [[GroinAttack kicked in the balls]] (by Roberta of all people!), he just rises up again and continues on. Luckily, he's smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest and a metal codpiece, though he got kicked so hard that the codpiece ''dented'', and still fell from a rooftop onto solid asphalt. In general he takes far more punishment than most people could handle.
* MeaningfulName: The alternate translation of his name qualifies; his name is Rotton, pronounced "rotten", and he's [[IncrediblyLamePun an absolutely rotten gunslinger]].
* NiceGuy: Now that Rock no longer qualifies for this trope, he is the sole possessor of it in Roanapur.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rotton? Lotton? The North American translation says its Lotton while most of the scanlations says its Rotton...
* TokenGoodTeammate:
** Compared to his fellow bounty hunters, who are either complete psychopaths at worst and a bunch of backstabbing cutthroats at best.
** Also of the PowerTrio he's formed with Shenhua and Sawyer. One's a gleefully violent assassin, the other is a macabre "cleaner" who hacks up living people and corpses alike with total aplomb. And then there's Lotton, who deliberately runs on idealistic action hero tropes.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's the whitest haired and nicest character in the series.
* WideEyedIdealist: And judging by how disconnected from the harsh realities of life he is, it's going to take a lot more to break him than it did to break Rock.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Lotton acts like he came from a more idealistic series. Even Rock has become more savvy to the way the world works than he has. But at least the guy who behaves like he's got PlotArmor is savvy enough to wear ''actual'' armor.


!! Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner"
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->Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A feared presence in the Roanapur underworld, who helps the various crime organizations dispose of corpses (and soon to be corpses) with her trusty [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Actually a rather pretty young goth girl.

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* AntiVillain: BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from Major General Liu.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the PLA to let her know she was on her own and that he would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact with the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser:
He's one of the nicest people in the show, and is only really antagonistic from the viewpoint of the protagonists (and even then, only in his first appearance).
* BadassLongcoat: Averted. While he does carry a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]] (a Mauser C96), CoolShades and wears a BadassLongcoat, his first appearance in an action scene ended
mostly concerned with him being shot off of a rooftop before he could finish his InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. It hasn't gotten any better for him since.
* BigEntrance: Has an obsession with this that's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Bishonen}}: His excessive
staying on General Liu's good looks lead Revy to first assume he's Shenhua's "man-whore".
* CoolGun: His twin Mauser C96s; the so-called "Broomhandle" Mauser which was used as the basis for [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's]] blaster.
* CoolShades: He ''tries'' to look cool with these, but fails.
* CrazyPrepared: He might not be all that bright, but he has a BulletproofVest unlike the rest of the CarnivalOfKillers and [[BallsOfSteel metal armor for his groin]], which helped save his balls when Roberta [[GroinAttack kicked them]].
* DrinkOrder: Milk, since he CantHoldHisLiquor.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "There's no way I can just ignore an injured girl and let her die."
* TheFool: One the one hand, he seems to be a complete ''idiot'', what with his obsession with being "cool" leading him to trying to deliberately invoke shonen style actions that just cause him to get shot at. On the other hand, he also manages to survive by having the common sense to do things like wear body armor, and even saves Sawyer and Shenhua from Roberta by intervening at the right time and allowing her to beat him up.
* GunsAkimbo: With two Broomhandle Mausers, except he didn´t get to use them onscreen yet.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sort of. He saves both [[PsychoForHire Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]], but given the CrapsackWorld setting of this series, both seem pretty nice--they then became semi-loyal allies instead of [[TheFarmerAndTheViper killing him immediately thereafter.]] Yes, they'll kill anyone if the price is right, but if that's the worst thing about you in [[WretchedHive Roanapur]], you can't be ''that'' bad, so he may have actually been on point with this one.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Is very fond of pre-battle speeches. ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' being the kind of show that it is, it doesn't do him much good.
* JokeCharacter: He deliberately acts like a shonen action hero. In Roanapur. He pretty much never gets to do anything in battle because people shoot him down whilst he's posturing and/or monologuing.
* LargeHam: Mostly thanks to his tendency to deliver InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches at the drop of a hat.
* MadeOfIron: Played with. Even when he's shot, falling down from a building or being [[GroinAttack kicked in the balls]] (by Roberta of all people!), he just rises up again and continues on. Luckily, he's smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest and a metal codpiece, though he got kicked so hard that the codpiece ''dented'', and still fell from a rooftop onto solid asphalt. In general he takes far more punishment than most people could handle.
* MeaningfulName: The alternate translation of his name qualifies; his name is Rotton, pronounced "rotten", and he's [[IncrediblyLamePun an absolutely rotten gunslinger]].
* NiceGuy: Now that Rock no longer qualifies for this trope, he is the sole possessor of it in Roanapur.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rotton? Lotton? The North American translation says its Lotton while most of the scanlations says its Rotton...
* TokenGoodTeammate:
** Compared to his fellow bounty hunters, who are either complete psychopaths at worst and a bunch of backstabbing cutthroats at best.
** Also of the PowerTrio he's formed with Shenhua and Sawyer. One's a gleefully violent assassin, the other is a macabre "cleaner" who hacks up living people and corpses alike with total aplomb. And then there's Lotton, who deliberately runs on idealistic action hero tropes.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's the whitest haired and nicest character in the series.
* WideEyedIdealist: And judging by how disconnected from the harsh realities of life he is, it's going to take a lot more to break him than it did to break Rock.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Lotton acts like he came from a more idealistic series. Even Rock has become more savvy to the way the world works than he has. But at least the guy who behaves like he's got PlotArmor is savvy enough to wear ''actual'' armor.


!! Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner"
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->Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A feared presence in the Roanapur underworld, who helps the various crime organizations dispose of corpses (and soon to be corpses) with her trusty [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Actually a rather pretty young goth girl.
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* AxCrazy: Sawyer loved chopping up people with her chainsaw so much that she became a professional cleaner so she could slice up all the unfortunate people that pissed off the different mafia groups in Roanapur.
* BadassAdorable: She's capable of fighting people with her chainsaw, to the point she can actually ''deflect bullets with it'', but at the same time, she's a surprisingly cute, even vulnerable-looking goth-girl.
* TheButcher: It's even her legitimate career, to hide her job as a body-cleaner, torturer-for-hire, and amateur bounty hunter.
* ChainsawGood: So good in fact that she can use it to ''deflect bullets''.
* CleanupCrew: Everybody brings their garbage to her, be it dead or still moving.
* CreepyMonotone: She has one of these whenever she uses her artificial voice box to communicate.
* CuteBruiser: A cute goth girl, but quite capable of beating the hell out of anyone, and won't think twice about slaughtering her way through a melee with her chainsaw.
* CuteMute: Downplayed; while she is cute in a goth-punk sort of way and does appear to be missing her vocal cords, she can be quite mouthy when she has her electrolarynx device.
* DissonantSerenity: She's quite cheerful; at one point [[spoiler: when she's explaining that the bad odor in a hotel room results from the ooze from rotted corpses she had to clean up there earlier]] she smiles happily while all around her, people are losing their lunch, and may in fact be giggling ''because'' the others are losing their lunch.
* EarnYourTitle: Sawyer "The Cleaner": she cleans up messes, specializing in body disposal, and the bodies being alive or dead doesn't matter to her.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Her fellow mercenaries have this reaction during the Greenback Jane arc, as most of them have never seen her in person, and those who have, only saw her swathed in surgical dress which obscured her features.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice is a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Given her violent profession, her slashed throat signifies the evil scars.
* {{Goth}}: She dresses as a goth when not "on the job". She's basically the [[LonersAreFreaks Lone Psycho]] Goth, although she's more lone, due to having her vocal cords cut, and psycho, because everyone in this series is, than because she is a goth.
** She does have her PerkyGoth moments, but even those are tempered by her usual deadpan expression.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone refers to her by her last name Sawyer, her full name is Frederica Sawyer.
* MeaningfulName: Sawyer - Saw-er, one who saws. Not to mention the ShoutOut below.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves playing violent video games and discussing the clean-up jobs she does.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Averted, She enjoys the money, but she does enjoy [[AxCrazy the work]] too.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It appears that nobody knows her first name, only Sawyer the Cleaner. Revy also calls her by the nickname {{Goth}} Girl.
* ParryingBullets: Blocks bullets... with a chainsaw.
* PsychoForHire: She really loves both her jobs; her job disposing of bodies after torturing that person, and her job as a bounty hunter.
* SamusIsAGirl: Several characters react this way {{in-universe}} when they discover that she's female, since most people deal with her when she's covered head to toe in scrubs that obscure her face.
* SelfHarm: It's implied that she does this. In Chapter #41, scars can be seen on her wrist while she is climbing a ladder, and a few official artworks featuring her show a fairly large amount of scars on her wrists.
* ShoutOut: Her name and weapon of choice are one to the family in the original ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.
* SlashedThroat: She lost her voice to a throat injuries and the subsequent scar left a rather massive impression.
* VagueAge: She looks young enough to be in her mid teens, though looking at her status and "profession", it's possible she's already in her 20's.
* VillainousBSOD:
** Whenever she loses her communication device, an Ultravoice. She later upgrades to a choker-mounted version to prevent such incidents.
** She's later seen shaking in terror after the team confronts a crazed Roberta. Considering [[AxeCrazy Roberta's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge state]] at the time it's understandable, since the woman broke Sawyer's chainsaw in half '''with her bare hands.'''
* VillainsOutShopping: When she, Shenhau and Lotton appear in Roberta's Trail of Blood, she and Lotton are happily playing a videogame together.

!!Bao
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->Voiced by: Shiro Saito (JP), Alec Willows (EN)

Bao is the owner and bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Yellow Flag Bar]]. His establishment is frequently filled with bullet holes, blown-up, and otherwise trashed, but he always survives by hiding behind his armored bar and firing a shotgun at any threats. Revy owes him for damages, but always manages to avoid paying. He also owns a brothel set up on the top floor of his bar and he is a former ARVN soldier who fought in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.

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* AxCrazy: Sawyer loved chopping up people with her chainsaw so much that she became a professional cleaner so she could slice up all the unfortunate people that pissed off the different mafia groups in Roanapur.
* BadassAdorable: She's capable of fighting people with her chainsaw, to the point she can actually ''deflect bullets with it'', but at the same time, she's a surprisingly cute, even vulnerable-looking goth-girl.
* TheButcher: It's even her legitimate career, to hide her job as a body-cleaner, torturer-for-hire, and amateur bounty hunter.
* ChainsawGood: So good in fact that she can use it to ''deflect bullets''.
* CleanupCrew: Everybody brings their garbage to her, be it dead or still moving.
* CreepyMonotone: She has one of these whenever she uses her artificial voice box to communicate.
* CuteBruiser: A cute goth girl, but quite capable of beating the hell out of anyone, and won't think twice about slaughtering her way through a melee with her chainsaw.
* CuteMute: Downplayed; while she is cute in a goth-punk sort of way and does appear to be missing her vocal cords, she can be quite mouthy when she has her electrolarynx device.
* DissonantSerenity: She's quite cheerful; at one point [[spoiler: when she's explaining that the bad odor in a hotel room results from the ooze from rotted corpses she had to clean up there earlier]] she smiles happily while all around her, people are losing their lunch, and may in fact be giggling ''because'' the others are losing their lunch.
* EarnYourTitle: Sawyer "The Cleaner": she cleans up messes, specializing in body disposal, and the bodies being alive or dead doesn't matter to her.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Her fellow mercenaries have this reaction during the Greenback Jane arc, as most of them have never seen her in person, and those who have, only saw her swathed in surgical dress which obscured her features.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice is a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Given her violent profession, her slashed throat signifies the evil scars.
* {{Goth}}: She dresses as a goth when not "on the job". She's basically the [[LonersAreFreaks Lone Psycho]] Goth, although she's more lone, due to having her vocal cords cut, and psycho, because everyone in this series is, than because she is a goth.
** She does have her PerkyGoth moments, but even those are tempered by her usual deadpan expression.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone refers to her by her last name Sawyer, her full name is Frederica Sawyer.
* MeaningfulName: Sawyer - Saw-er, one who saws. Not to mention the ShoutOut below.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves playing violent video games and discussing the clean-up jobs she does.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Averted, She enjoys the money, but she does enjoy [[AxCrazy the work]] too.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It appears that nobody knows her first name, only Sawyer the Cleaner. Revy also calls her by the nickname {{Goth}} Girl.
* ParryingBullets: Blocks bullets... with a chainsaw.
* PsychoForHire: She really loves both her jobs; her job disposing of bodies after torturing that person, and her job as a bounty hunter.
* SamusIsAGirl: Several characters react this way {{in-universe}} when they discover that she's female, since most people deal with her when she's covered head to toe in scrubs that obscure her face.
* SelfHarm: It's implied that she does this. In Chapter #41, scars can be seen on her wrist while she is climbing a ladder, and a few official artworks featuring her show a fairly large amount of scars on her wrists.
* ShoutOut: Her name and weapon of choice are one to the family in the original ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.
* SlashedThroat: She lost her voice to a throat injuries and the subsequent scar left a rather massive impression.
* VagueAge: She looks young enough to be in her mid teens, though looking at her status and "profession", it's possible she's already in her 20's.
* VillainousBSOD:
** Whenever she loses her communication device, an Ultravoice. She later upgrades to a choker-mounted version to prevent such incidents.
** She's later seen shaking in terror after the team confronts a crazed Roberta. Considering [[AxeCrazy Roberta's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge state]] at the time it's understandable, since the woman broke Sawyer's chainsaw in half '''with her bare hands.'''
* VillainsOutShopping: When she, Shenhau and Lotton appear in Roberta's Trail of Blood, she and Lotton are happily playing a videogame together.

!!Bao
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!!Major General Liu
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->Voiced by: Shiro Saito (JP), Alec Willows (EN)

Bao is the owner and bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Yellow Flag Bar]]. His establishment is frequently filled with bullet holes, blown-up, and otherwise trashed, but he always survives by hiding behind his armored bar and firing a shotgun at any threats. Revy owes him for damages, but always manages to avoid paying. He also owns a brothel set up on the top floor of his bar and he is a former ARVN soldier who fought in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
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Ma's superior officer.



* BadGuyBar: The Yellow Flag, naturally. It seems to be the "main" bar of the city and is where all of the place's criminal factions can meet up at any given time. Balalaika even foots the bill when Roberta blows the place up, indicating that it may be a front for Hotel Moscow. What that means, regarding Bao himself, is anyone's guess.
* ButtMonkey: A mild example. He and his bar have to take a lot of shit throughout the series, and it is treated as a RunningGag, but it's rarely ever targeted at him personally. He just isn't on anyone's radar, and that explains why he's survived for so long.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly for the bar; he's probably a former ARVN soldier and the flag of the [[BananaRepublic Republic of Vietnam]] was mainly yellow, in contrast to [[DirtyCommies the Communist red.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A war veteran who routinely survives having his establishment torn to pieces by nearly every faction in ''[[WretchedHive Roanapur]]''. In any other work of fiction, he'd probably be one of the most {{Badass}} people around. Here, he's a very minor character who doesn't even rank as far as {{Badass}} goes.
* RetiredBadass: He is a former ARVN soldier who fought in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: He keeps a shotgun behind the bar handy for inevitable shootouts.
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[[folder:People's Liberation Army]]

!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei [[spoiler:/ Li Xinlin]]
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--> ''"How I die, and thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest?"''

A hacker for the People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.

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* BadGuyBar: The Yellow Flag, naturally. It InsaneAdmiral: A general in this case. He liquidates the entire first division after the Germans catch on to the PLA's cyber-espionage activities due to concern it will damage German-Chinese relations. Though it seems so far, the only person slated to be outright ''killed'' is Feng.
* InternalAffairs: Operating as this to Colonel Ma's division after
the "main" bar of the city and is where all of the place's criminal factions can meet Germans got solid proof they had been compromised by PLA espionage.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: His suspicions about Feng jump
up at any given time. Balalaika even foots the bill when Roberta blows the place up, indicating that it may be a front for Hotel Moscow. What that means, regarding Bao himself, is anyone's guess.
* ButtMonkey: A mild example. He and his bar have to take a lot of shit throughout the series, and it is treated as a RunningGag, but
after it's rarely ever targeted at him personally. He just isn't on anyone's radar, and revealed she knew about the existence of Annenheim Distribution, a PLA shell corporation that explains why he's survived for so long.
was supposed to be above her paygrade.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly for {{Unperson}}: After the bar; he's probably a former ARVN soldier and operation to spy on Rainbach AG is compromised, he orders the flag complete dissolution of the [[BananaRepublic Republic of Vietnam]] was mainly yellow, in contrast to [[DirtyCommies entire operation, including all peoples associated with it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's pretty furious with Ma's division for getting detected by
the Communist red.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A war veteran who routinely survives having his establishment torn to pieces by nearly every faction in ''[[WretchedHive Roanapur]]''. In any other work of fiction, he'd probably be one of the most {{Badass}} people around. Here, he's a very minor character who doesn't even rank as far as {{Badass}} goes.
* RetiredBadass: He is a former ARVN soldier who fought in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: He keeps a shotgun behind the bar handy for inevitable shootouts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:People's Liberation Army]]

!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei [[spoiler:/ Li Xinlin]]
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--> ''"How I die, and thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest?"''

A hacker for the People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.
Germans.



* AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averts]] almost all the typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of a veteran of the Chinese Civil War.
* ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot misses. Except poor Rock who has to contend with all the hot shell casings flying at him.
* BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near the Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries to hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''': [[CaptainObvious From the entrance.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her to the PLA.
* DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to fight with every fiber of her being.
* ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding Revy in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy just scoffs at her.
** She's also a fluent speaker of both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Hackette}}: A star example of the PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.]]
* MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei is a pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with the atmosphere of a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar to how Rock ended up in Roanapur, which is the major reason why he chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one who doesn't have a holster and simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about Roanapur to her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and plants one on him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide their involvement after Janet "framed" her for a hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet and didn't even know it.

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* AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averts]] almost all the typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of a veteran of the Chinese Civil War.
* ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot misses. Except poor Rock who has to contend with all the hot shell casings flying at him.
* BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near the Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries to hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''': [[CaptainObvious From the entrance.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her to the PLA.
* DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to fight with every fiber of her being.
* ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding Revy in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy just scoffs at her.
** She's also a fluent speaker of both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Hackette}}: A star example of the PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.]]
* MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei is a pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with the atmosphere of a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar to how Rock ended up in Roanapur, which is the major reason why he chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one who doesn't have a holster and simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about Roanapur to her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and plants one on him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide their involvement after Janet "framed" her for a hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet and didn't even know it.
!!2nd Lt. Yeyin
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General Liu's assistant.



!!Colonel Ma
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Feng's boss back in China. He oversees her operations.

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!!Colonel Ma
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Feng's boss back in China. He oversees
* {{Adorkable}}: She spends most of her operations.time looking like a deer in the headlights or awkwardly hiding behind her paperwork.
* BeleagueredAssistant: The poor girl has her hands full trying to run errands for her boss.
* {{Expy}}: Yes, it's true that ''Anime/PsychoPass'' came out years after this arc started, but DAMN if she doesn't look identical to Akane. Given Creator/GenUrobuchi's [[LightNovels involvement]] with ''Black Lagoon'', maybe this was intentional.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She sure looks like it, especially when her superiors are having shouting matches with each other. She just tries to stay out of the fight and recite whatever useful information she has.



* BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from Major General Liu.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the PLA to let her know she was on her own and that he would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact with the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He's mostly concerned with staying on General Liu's good side.

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* BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from Major General Liu.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the PLA to let her know she was on her own and that he would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact with the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He's mostly concerned with staying on General Liu's good side.
!!Captain Yang
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A Chinese operative in Roanapur.



!!Major General Liu
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Ma's superior officer.
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* InsaneAdmiral: A general in this case. He liquidates the entire first division after the Germans catch on to the PLA's cyber-espionage activities due to concern it will damage German-Chinese relations. Though it seems so far, the only person slated to be outright ''killed'' is Feng.
* InternalAffairs: Operating as this to Colonel Ma's division after the Germans got solid proof they had been compromised by PLA espionage.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: His suspicions about Feng jump up after it's revealed she knew about the existence of Annenheim Distribution, a PLA shell corporation that was supposed to be above her paygrade.
* {{Unperson}}: After the operation to spy on Rainbach AG is compromised, he orders the complete dissolution of the entire operation, including all peoples associated with it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's pretty furious with Ma's division for getting detected by the Germans.

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!!2nd Lt. Yeyin
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General Liu's assistant.
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* {{Adorkable}}: She spends most of her time looking like a deer in the headlights or awkwardly hiding behind her paperwork.
* BeleagueredAssistant: The poor girl has her hands full trying to run errands for her boss.
* {{Expy}}: Yes, it's true that ''Anime/PsychoPass'' came out years after this arc started, but DAMN if she doesn't look identical to Akane. Given Creator/GenUrobuchi's [[LightNovels involvement]] with ''Black Lagoon'', maybe this was intentional.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She sure looks like it, especially when her superiors are having shouting matches with each other. She just tries to stay out of the fight and recite whatever useful information she has.

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!!Captain Yang
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname6_4173.jpg]]

A Chinese operative in Roanapur.
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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonOtherCriminalsAndOutlaws Other Criminals and Outlaws]][[note]]Abrego, Masahiro Takenaka, Leigharch, Hansel and Gretel, Claude "Torch" Weaver, Elvis, Lobos, "Groovy" Guy Russell, FARC Commander, Verrocchio[[/note]]



[[folder:Other Criminals & Outlaws]]

!! Abrego
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->Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa (JP), Eli Gabay (EN)

The leader of Roanapur's branch of the Colombian Manisarela Cartel.

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[[folder:Other Criminals & Outlaws]]

Recurring Characters]]
!! Abrego
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Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai
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tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Abrego_thumb_7299.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Greenback_Jane_1032.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Eli Gabay Creator/KellySheridan (EN)

The leader of Roanapur's branch An Indian counterfeiter whose goal is to create perfect counterfeit money. After members of the Colombian Manisarela Cartel.Floridian cartel that hired her lose patience with her due to continued {{schedule slip}}s and shoot one of her co-workers to death before giving her a 48-hours deadline to finish her job, she flees from the members of the cartel and eventually seeks sanctuary with the Church of Violence, unleashing a ''mad'' pursuit.



* TheCartel: The Colombian Manisarela.
* ClusterFBomb: Rivals Revy in terms of swearing-to-nonswearing dialogue ratio.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He mellows down a lot after the end of the Maid arc.
* HarmlessVillain: Relatively. He's the least threatening of Roanapur's four bosses.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He's at ground zero of the Yellow Flag bar being grenaded by Roberta, but is seen alive (albeit beaten and bloody) in the hands of Hotel Moscow in the next episodes. He's seen later, very much alive, which is actually pretty impressive, considering this is Hotel Moscow we're talking about.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Despite being Colombian, he is named after the Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego, one of the founders of the Mexican Gulf Cartel.

!!Masahiro Takenaka
->Voiced by: Katsuhiko Sasaki (JP), Fred Henderson (EN)
-->''"Bro, you don't know the half of it. When I left Japan, it was because I gambled everything I had. On activism and the concept of permanent worldwide revolution. You have a will and a mission, you concede battles but never the fight."''

A political terrorist and member of the Japanese Red Army who runs afoul of the Lagoon Company during their delivery on insider info of a middle-eastern terrorist group he's allied with.

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* TheCartel: The Colombian Manisarela.
* ClusterFBomb: Rivals Revy in terms of swearing-to-nonswearing dialogue ratio.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He mellows down
BoobsOfSteel: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] rather interestingly for a lot after series that typically plays this straight. Has the end biggest bust of the Maid arc.
prominent female characters at a whopping ''K'', yet is the weakest female in the cast. Or, [[WorldOfActionGirls more accurately]], one of the ''only'' weak females in the cast.
* ButtMonkey: Her first time in Roanapur sucked incredibly hard. Her colleage gets shot and she has to run from a cartel. Jane goes to the Ripoff Church for sanctuary, and gets [[CaptainObvious ripped off]] by Eda. Eda then betrays her to many contract killers to get more money. Jane gets a little rest in a bad motel, then gets chased by a [[CarnivalofKillers bunch of madmen]] the rest of the night. And Eda kept extorting more and more cash from the unfortunate sod, too.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's a blond Indian woman.
* GeekyTurnOn: She once says watching Benny break code turns her on.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HarmlessVillain: Relatively. He's She is so ineffectual in her villainy that it's hard to take her seriously. Then the tenth book came out, and changed that magnificently.
* InsufferableGenius: Listening to her detailed explanation on how she prints money is ''PAINFUL.'' She also takes no small amount of glee for proving Revy and Eda don't know how to recognize counterfeit cash.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy, and full of herself, so she doesn't really fit all the criteria.
* MsFanservice: [[PantyShot Unintentionally so]] in her first arc. As of her reappearance, she's embraced this wholeheartedly, from dress to manner.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Not at first, but after having sex once with Benny in her intro arc, she returns to Roanapur as a "grade-A fuck freak" (As Revy puts it) who's implied to regularly sleep around. She's also ditched the modest [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v06/c039/18.html work shirt and skirt]] for [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v08/c077/8.html this getup]]. Benny doesn't seem to care though, or at the very
least threatening is too flustered by her hyper sexual behavior to say anything.
* NaiveNewcomer: Starts like that, but CharacterDevelopment takes care
of Roanapur's four bosses.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He's at ground zero of
that. Though she didn't think about the Yellow Flag bar being grenaded by Roberta, but is seen alive (albeit beaten and bloody) in possible consequences about letting her colleague, who had probably never been to Thailand, come from Bangkok to Roanapur BY HERSELF. Later on it's revealed that she planned from the hands of Hotel Moscow in the next episodes. He's seen later, very much alive, which is actually pretty impressive, considering this is Hotel Moscow we're talking about.beginning [[spoiler:to betray that colleague anyway]], it means she probably just didn't care.
* PairTheSmartOnes: With Benny, Lagoon's hacker-man. [[GeekyTurnOn She once said watching him work turned her on.
]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Despite PantyShot: Keeps being Colombian, he is named after subjected to her flowing skirt going up and giving the Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego, one viewer a nice view of her legs and panties.
* ReallyGetsAround: After visiting Roanapur for the first time. By the time she returns, it's implied she's gotten a bit out of control. You know it's bad when even [[NiceGuy Rock]] dismissively calls her a "harlot". Also revealed an interest in getting herself gangbanged. [[TooDumbToLive And she planned on roping Rock into it.]] Revy was ''pissed'' about it.
* ShesGotLegs: And boy did she have to use them while running from the freaks of Roanapur.
* {{Technobabble}}: Over the finer details of counterfeit money. Revy is not amused.
* ThreatBackfire: When Revy threatens to screw Jane so hard that no-one but Revy will be able to sexually satisfy her ever again, Jane has a look on her face like she was either in awe
of the founders boast, or thinking about making Revy go through with her threat.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she showed up in Roanapur once again, [[spoiler:especially when she frames Li for hacking into the PLA.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: After her first arc, she's taken to wearing a slim tube-top and just plain skimpier clothes in general.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Jane's actions in [[spoiler:framing Li sets off the events
of the Mexican Gulf Cartel.

!!Masahiro Takenaka
Wired Red Wild Card arc.]]
* YouHave48Hours: What the Floridian cartel tells her. She manages to escape from them.


!! Shane Caxton
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->Voiced by: Katsuhiko Sasaki Creator/ShinjiOgawa (JP), Fred Henderson (EN)
-->''"Bro, you don't know
Creator/RonHalder (EN)

An US Army Major, and commander of
the half ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of it. When I left Japan, it was because I gambled everything I had. On activism the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the concept of permanent worldwide revolution. You have a will absolute respect and a mission, you concede battles but never obedience of his men.

Due to
the fight."''

A
accidental death of Diego Lovelace during a political terrorist assassination for which his unit was responsible for, he unwittingly made an enemy out of Roberta - who effectively declared war on him and member of the Japanese Red Army who runs afoul of entire NSA. With his next assignment being the Lagoon Company during capture of Shue Yan, an opium harvester located in the Golden Triangle, Caxton and his men were temporarily stationed in Roanapur to await further orders - and giving Roberta a nice scent. This put '''all''' of Roanapur on edge; the Triads, Hotel Moscow, and especially the Cartel given their delivery on insider info of previous history with her. The [[spoiler:CIA]] too gets involved, due to having a middle-eastern terrorist group he's allied with.nice fat stake in the opium trade - effectively making the whole ordeal a giant pissing match between the two organizations. As Caxton puts it, he just walked into a "gigantic clusterfuck."



* AffablyEvil: Seems completely genuine in his friendliness.
* CoolOldGuy: He really is no worse than most of the mafia types the crew usually associate with.
* {{Determinator}}: Of the Kierkegaardian "knight of faith" type. He keeps being a terrorist because being an enemy of the state is what he finds meaning in doing.
* TheExile: From Japan because he was part of the Japanese Red Army.
* FriendlyEnemy: Towards Rock. They have a civil conversation after Rock is kidnapped.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: [[spoiler:He chooses to kill Ibraha rather than let him run their allies into the jaws of certain death to get the plans back.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. He's the only open atheist in ''Black Lagoon'' whose tragic backstory is unrelated to his atheism.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: As he mentions, he has no problem with conceding battles if the fight goes on. [[spoiler:Which is why he survives the arc and Ibraha doesn't.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dz%C5%8D_Okamoto Kozo Okamoto]].
* NotSoDifferent: Zig-zagged towards Rock. He starts making the comparison as two men driven by ideals they compromise on but never give up on. Rock throws it in his face. Takenaka then admits they probably are different. Rock later admits he had a point in the comparison, and the arc becomes another point in Rock's CharacterDevelopment that leads Rock to be not so different after all.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to his companion Ibraha because he is less drien by emotion and has a clearer head and focus.
* SunkCostFallacy: He gambled everything on his ideals, which is why he keeps doing it even though the world isn't listening. If he gives up on his ideals then he'll truly have nothing.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Presented as very sympathetic for someone who willingly chose to be a villain.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: While his affiliation with the RealLife Japanese Red Army is all but stated outright, Takenaka has long outgrown any ideas that he's able to create world-wide revolution and affiliates himself with terror groups that have wildly different ideals from his own. He keeps doing it anyway.

!! Leigharch
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leigharch.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Akimasa Ohmori (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

--> '''Revy:''' "Are you the getaway driver?"
--> '''Leigharch:''' No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"

An Irish driver who worked with Shenhua at one time. A compulsive coke fiend (or pot, in the anime), he has a distressingly frequent tendency to hallucinate at inopportune times, such as in the middle of a car chase.

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* AchillesHeel: His is the fact that he's a FriendToAllChildren. While it made him a badass during Nam, nowadays it just serves to paint a target on his back - much to the dismay of his men.
* AffablyEvil: Seems completely genuine in his friendliness.
* CoolOldGuy: He really is no worse than most
To the point where he can ''hardly'' qualify as "evil" at all. He's one of the mafia types only few genuinely decent people in the crew usually associate with.
entire series.
* {{Determinator}}: Of TheAtoner: The moment he realizes that he's unwittingly responsible for destroying Garcia's family and driving Roberta insane, he aims to do right by it - to the Kierkegaardian "knight of faith" type. He keeps being point where he even hands Garcia a terrorist because being an enemy of gun to shoot him if it'll satisfy him.
* {{Badass}}: [[BadassArmy While he didn't do it all by himself]], his men were ultimately responsible for shooting up [[OneManArmy Roberta]] to
the state is what he finds meaning point where she's now a cripple (but just in doing.
* TheExile: From Japan because he was part of
the Japanese Red Army.
OVA). Even ''Balalaika'' gives him the highest of praise for his skills.
* FriendlyEnemy: Towards Rock. They have a civil conversation after BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Together with Rock is kidnapped.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: [[spoiler:He chooses to kill Ibraha rather than let him run their allies into the jaws of certain
and Garcia, he orchestrated temporarily faking his death to get the plans back.help Roberta snap back to reality AND capture Shue Yan.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. {{Eagleland}}: An ''extremely rare'' positive portrayal of this trope; Shane embodies all of the ''positive'' attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, ''this man'' is what all marines should strive to be like.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:It cost him practically all of his men, but in the end he accomplished his mission, gave Garcia closure and helped save Roberta.
He's last seen on the only open atheist in ''Black Lagoon'' whose tragic backstory is unrelated to his atheism.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: As he mentions, he has no problem
boat at the end of El Baile de la Muerte arc - chapter 76. In the OVA, he's last seen standing together with conceding battles if son, and wife of the fight goes on. [[spoiler:Which is why he survives Japanese engineer at the arc and Ibraha doesn't.Lovelace mansion.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dz%C5%8D_Okamoto Kozo Okamoto]].
* NotSoDifferent: Zig-zagged towards Rock. He starts making the comparison as two men driven by ideals they compromise on but never give up on. Rock throws it in his face. Takenaka then admits they probably are different. Rock later admits he had
{{Foil}}: Balalaika's. They both went out of their way to save a point in the comparison, child and the arc becomes another point were put in Rock's CharacterDevelopment that leads Rock to be not so different after all.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to his companion Ibraha because he is
less drien by emotion than desirable situations as a result: Shane now operates assassinations and has a clearer head other wet-work assignments for the NSA, and focus.
* SunkCostFallacy: He gambled everything on his ideals, which is why he keeps doing it even though the world isn't listening. If he gives up on
Balalaika was discharged (the Soviet Union collapsed almost immediately afterwards anyway). The only difference is, Shane held onto his ideals then he'll truly have nothing.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Presented as very sympathetic for someone who willingly chose
and still had a place to be call home, even if it's not what it used to be. Balalaika on the other hand had ''nothing'' but her men - the only place she could remotely call a villain.
home was the [[TheMafiya Russian mafia]] - remnants of the KGB and GRU.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: While FriendToAllChildren: Single-handedly defended a little girl during the Vietnam War ''from his affiliation with the RealLife Japanese Red Army is all but stated outright, Takenaka has long outgrown any ideas own men'', and current-day went out of his way to keep Garcia safe.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:It can be assumed
that he quit working for the United States as he's able to create world-wide revolution and affiliates himself seen with terror groups that have wildly Roberta and Garcia at the end.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Another one of his flaws. During Nam, he went up against his ''entire'' unit to protect a little Vietnamese girl from getting raped. He also nearly got shot by Garcia due to this.
* NiceGuy: One of the only few genuinely good people in this fucked up world.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PunchClockVillain
* WorthyOpponent: He has earned Balalaika's respect as a commander and soldier worth killing - on the ''battlefield''. In a shithole like Roanapur, the respect she has for him opts her to send the Desantniki to cover his escape. [[spoiler: The manga, and the anime are
different ideals from his own. He keeps doing it anyway.

in this case. In the manga Balalaika was indecisive about the Grey Fox, and she wished to attack them. Only after Mr. Chang persuasion she decided to send the Desantiki to cover their escape.]]


!! Leigharch
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Lotton the Wizard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leigharch.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lotton_thumb_2285.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Akimasa Ohmori Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall Creator/SamuelVincent (EN)

--> '''Revy:''' "Are you A handsome, long-coated adventurer introduced during the getaway driver?"
--> '''Leigharch:''' No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"

An Irish driver who worked
Greenback Jane arc, he is one of the few survivors of the band of mercenaries hunting for Jane. He now lives with the other two, Shenhua at one time. A compulsive coke fiend (or pot, in and Sawyer the anime), he has a distressingly frequent tendency to hallucinate at inopportune times, such as in the middle of a car chase.Cleaner.



* BadassDriver: Mixes this with TheStoner.
--> '''Shenhua:''' Even when his head off to Mars, he never mess up driving.
* BedlamHouse: According to Shenhua, he's currently in an asylum due to having taken so much coke that "he never came back from Mars".
* {{Bowdlerize}}: He's on cocaine in the manga, and "merely" on pot in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's an Irish getaway driver [[BadassDriver whose car driving skills are completely flawless]], even though he drives under the influence of so many drugs that he tends to spend his workday screaming various non-sequiturs about pop culture. [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues Eventually he overdoses and winds up in an institution.]]]]
* DontTryThisAtHome: Remember kids, drugs are bad, and you should certainly never take them before driving.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Skilled as he is, he's still one crazy muthafucka behind wheels.
* DrunkenSong: Does this with cocaine, belting out a soulful rendition of The Minstrel Boy while high in the light novel.
%%* {{Oireland}}
* NonSequiturThud: Delivers one when Revy kicks him for getting high. And then just keeps spewing them.
** "I forgot! We have to go to Liverpool! JimiHendrix is calling for me! To defeat the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons-ASAP!]] Oh ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]]'' here I come!!"
** "Where're you ladies takin' me? Could it be? Could it? The legendary nude beach?!"
** (When the car gets shot up) "Barbarella is holding an anti-war sign in the nude!"
** "Playmates! There are exactly one hundred Playmates! Starting from the nineties! It's the attack of the Playmate Army!" *with accompanying hallucination, no less*
** "What? My application for the Black Panthers was denied ''again''?!?"
* PermaStubble: Apparently, they don't shave "on Mars".
* PutOnABus: It's implied that his [[DrugsAreBad liberal drug use resulted in his brain being permanently fried]].
* TheStoner: He spends so much time "on Mars" because he's constantly smoking cocaine (or Pot). This causes him to hallucinate weird things, say weirder things, and get kicked by Revy for being high on the Job.


!! Hansel and Gretel
->Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP, Hansel), Creator/TomokoKaneda (JP, Gretel), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN, Hansel), Jocelyne Loewen (EN, Gretel)
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-->''"[[CreepyChildrenSinging My mother has killed me... my father is eating me... my brothers and sisters sit under the table, picking up my bones! They will bury them under the cold marble stones...]]"''

A pair of incestuous, prepubescent porn star assassins with shared multiple personality disorders. Creepy as Hell. And just as horribly broken due to their horrendous common backstory, [[spoiler:in which they barely survived both an OrphanageOfFear ''and'' being starlets in {{Snuff Film}}s]].

to:

* BadassDriver: Mixes AntiVillain: He's one of the nicest people in the show, and is only really antagonistic from the viewpoint of the protagonists (and even then, only in his first appearance).
* BadassLongcoat: Averted. While he does carry a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]] (a Mauser C96), CoolShades and wears a BadassLongcoat, his first appearance in an action scene ended with him being shot off of a rooftop before he could finish his InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. It hasn't gotten any better for him since.
* BigEntrance: Has an obsession with
this with TheStoner.
--> '''Shenhua:''' Even when his head off
that's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Bishonen}}: His excessive good looks lead Revy
to Mars, he never mess up driving.
* BedlamHouse: According to Shenhua,
first assume he's currently in an asylum due to having taken so much coke that "he never came back from Mars".
Shenhua's "man-whore".
* {{Bowdlerize}}: He's on cocaine in CoolGun: His twin Mauser C96s; the manga, and "merely" on pot in so-called "Broomhandle" Mauser which was used as the anime.
basis for [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's]] blaster.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's an Irish getaway driver [[BadassDriver whose car driving skills are completely flawless]], even though he drives under the influence of so many drugs that he tends CoolShades: He ''tries'' to spend his workday screaming various non-sequiturs about pop culture. [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues Eventually he overdoses and winds up in an institution.]]]]
* DontTryThisAtHome: Remember kids, drugs are bad, and you should certainly never take them before driving.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Skilled as he is, he's still one crazy muthafucka behind wheels.
* DrunkenSong: Does this
look cool with cocaine, belting out a soulful rendition of The Minstrel Boy while high in the light novel.
%%* {{Oireland}}
* NonSequiturThud: Delivers one when Revy kicks him for getting high. And then just keeps spewing them.
** "I forgot! We have to go to Liverpool! JimiHendrix is calling for me! To defeat the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons-ASAP!]] Oh ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]]'' here I come!!"
** "Where're you ladies takin' me? Could it be? Could it? The legendary nude beach?!"
** (When the car gets shot up) "Barbarella is holding an anti-war sign in the nude!"
** "Playmates! There are exactly one hundred Playmates! Starting from the nineties! It's the attack of the Playmate Army!" *with accompanying hallucination, no less*
** "What? My application for the Black Panthers was denied ''again''?!?"
* PermaStubble: Apparently, they don't shave "on Mars".
these, but fails.
* PutOnABus: It's implied CrazyPrepared: He might not be all that bright, but he has a BulletproofVest unlike the rest of the CarnivalOfKillers and [[BallsOfSteel metal armor for his [[DrugsAreBad liberal drug use resulted in groin]], which helped save his brain balls when Roberta [[GroinAttack kicked them]].
* DrinkOrder: Milk, since he CantHoldHisLiquor.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "There's no way I can just ignore an injured girl and let her die."
* TheFool: One the one hand, he seems to be a complete ''idiot'', what with his obsession with
being permanently fried]].
"cool" leading him to trying to deliberately invoke shonen style actions that just cause him to get shot at. On the other hand, he also manages to survive by having the common sense to do things like wear body armor, and even saves Sawyer and Shenhua from Roberta by intervening at the right time and allowing her to beat him up.
* TheStoner: GunsAkimbo: With two Broomhandle Mausers, except he didn´t get to use them onscreen yet.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sort of.
He spends saves both [[PsychoForHire Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]], but given the CrapsackWorld setting of this series, both seem pretty nice--they then became semi-loyal allies instead of [[TheFarmerAndTheViper killing him immediately thereafter.]] Yes, they'll kill anyone if the price is right, but if that's the worst thing about you in [[WretchedHive Roanapur]], you can't be ''that'' bad, so he may have actually been on point with this one.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Is very fond of pre-battle speeches. ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' being the kind of show that it is, it doesn't do him
much time "on Mars" good.
* JokeCharacter: He deliberately acts like a shonen action hero. In Roanapur. He pretty much never gets to do anything in battle
because people shoot him down whilst he's constantly smoking cocaine (or Pot). This causes him posturing and/or monologuing.
* LargeHam: Mostly thanks
to hallucinate weird things, say weirder things, and get his tendency to deliver InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches at the drop of a hat.
* MadeOfIron: Played with. Even when he's shot, falling down from a building or being [[GroinAttack
kicked by Revy in the balls]] (by Roberta of all people!), he just rises up again and continues on. Luckily, he's smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest and a metal codpiece, though he got kicked so hard that the codpiece ''dented'', and still fell from a rooftop onto solid asphalt. In general he takes far more punishment than most people could handle.
* MeaningfulName: The alternate translation of his name qualifies; his name is Rotton, pronounced "rotten", and he's [[IncrediblyLamePun an absolutely rotten gunslinger]].
* NiceGuy: Now that Rock no longer qualifies
for being high on this trope, he is the Job.


!! Hansel
sole possessor of it in Roanapur.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rotton? Lotton? The North American translation says its Lotton while most of the scanlations says its Rotton...
* TokenGoodTeammate:
** Compared to his fellow bounty hunters, who are either complete psychopaths at worst
and Gretel
->Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP, Hansel), Creator/TomokoKaneda (JP, Gretel), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN, Hansel), Jocelyne Loewen (EN, Gretel)
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a bunch of backstabbing cutthroats at best.
** Also of the PowerTrio he's formed with Shenhua and Sawyer. One's a gleefully violent assassin, the other is a macabre "cleaner" who hacks up living people and corpses alike with total aplomb. And then there's Lotton, who deliberately runs on idealistic action hero tropes.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's the whitest haired and nicest character in the series.
* WideEyedIdealist: And judging by how disconnected from the harsh realities of life he is, it's going to take a lot more to break him than it did to break Rock.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Lotton acts like he came from a more idealistic series. Even Rock has become more savvy to the way the world works than he has. But at least the guy who behaves like he's got PlotArmor is savvy enough to wear ''actual'' armor.


!! Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner"
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-->''"[[CreepyChildrenSinging My mother has killed me... my father is eating me... my brothers and sisters sit under
org/pmwiki/pub/images/4758-938058525_542.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A feared presence in
the table, picking up my bones! They will bury them under Roanapur underworld, who helps the cold marble stones...]]"''

A pair
various crime organizations dispose of incestuous, prepubescent porn star assassins corpses (and soon to be corpses) with shared multiple personality disorders. Creepy as Hell. And just as horribly broken due to their horrendous common backstory, [[spoiler:in which they barely survived both an OrphanageOfFear ''and'' being starlets in {{Snuff Film}}s]].her trusty [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Actually a rather pretty young goth girl.



* AffablyEvil: They're both bug-fuck insane, but no one ever said that they were impolite.
* AmbiguousGender: [[spoiler:They both have short hair and swap a wig and voices, taking turns being the boy and the girl. Parodied in an omake where all the characters changed genders… and they still looked exactly the same.]]
* AxCrazy: [[AnAxeToGrind Literally]], in Hansel's case.
* BadassAdorable: Of the creepiest variety imaginable. They use their cuteness to throw people off guard before attacking.
* BatmanGambit: They diverted the [[CarnivalOfKillers hired guns]] out for their bounty by bribing two local orphans to pose as them.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Is a somewhat unique case in that they're children, and were ''raised'' under torture and abuse and implied rape as opposed to being decent people who were warped by it. So here it's less "Torture Makes You Evil" and more "Being Surrounded By Pain and Suffering Practically Since Birth With No State Of Being Known To You Other Than Pain Makes You ''Fucked Up''."
* {{BFG}}: Gretel, an 11-year-old child, fires a Browning Automatic Rifle from the hip. Not entirely unrealistic, since Bonnie (of Film/BonnieAndClyde fame) carried a cut-down one much of the time and she was 90 pounds soaking wet, but still eyebrow raising.
* BlackComedyRape: Their sexual assault on a terrified Garcia in an omake is PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Blood Knight}}s: They were hired to kill but they don't care about money. They care about the killing.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Raised in snuff films made them nasty little buggers.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: They kiss onscreen.
* BrotherSisterTeam: AKA the "Vampire Twins". Also, good luck figuring out which one is which, or even if they are different genders.
* ChildrenForcedToKill: [[spoiler:They started out like this, being forced to kill other children in snuff films just to survive. At some point they began to enjoy it.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: What they do to poor [[FriendlyTarget Meshov]]. [[spoiler:And in a sense, what Balalaika does to Hansel as punishment.]]
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: They end up as CreepyTwins due to this.
* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler:Raised in snuff films made them nasty little buggers.]]
* [[CreepyChild Creepy Children]]: Their behavior when killing people is cheerful. Their behaior when torturing is gleefull.
* CreepyChildrenSinging: They sing a duet, the quotes are above. Gretel also sings shortly before [[spoiler:she dies]], this time it's not nearly as creepy.
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel switch clothes. It's never explicitly stated what their real genders are; all the audience knows is that the girl carries the machine gun and the boy carries the axe. When they switch clothes they switch weapons too. The anime reveals that they also switch voices.]]
* CreepyTwins: Seriously it got them in the [[Pantheon/ChildrenAndSiblings pantheon (family)]]. In their EstablishingCharacterMoment, they're even compared to the twins from ''Film/TheShining''!
* CryCute: [[spoiler:Hansel breaks down into tears as he bleeds to death.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Cute and innocent-looking ? Check. AxCrazy ? '''Check'''.
* CuteLittleFangs: Hence "vampire twins".
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Horrible orphange, snuff films, mercenary work, etc.]]
* DepravedBisexual:
** Gretel [[spoiler:(we think)]] enjoyed feeling up Eda a little too much.
** In an omake, both of them wanted to 'play doctor like the adults do' with Garcia.
* DissonantLaughter: Hansel. [[spoiler:Right after a sniper destroys one of his knees, he laughs at Balalaika stating she planned to watch him bleed out.]]
* DissonantSerenity: They rival [[Anime/{{Monster}} Johan]] when it comes to cheerfully and politely committing unthinkable atrocities.
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: Gretel is given genuine compassion, a hug and TenderTears by Rock. The poor girl is so dumbfounded that she sexually offers herself to him, truly thinking that it's the best way to thank him. He doesn't react well.
* DressHitsFloor: Gretel does this. It's [[InvertedTrope intended to be disturbing]], for us. She wanted to titillate Rock, and Rock (rather understandably) isn't happy about her gesture of gratitude.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler:It looks like Gretel is going to get away with the help of one of Black Lagoon's contacts, then [[TemptingFate after she tells Rock she'd like to meet him again]] the getaway man shoots her in the face, revealing that Balalaika had paid him off.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: They both are always wearing some type of Lolita gothic attire as part of their vampiric theme.
* {{Enfant Terrible}}s: They know full well how cute they are, and they love using it to catch their victims by surprise.
* {{Evil Albino}}s: They even have blue eyes, which [[ShownTheirWork real albinos can have]].
* EvilGloating: Hansel taunts Balalaika with news of how one of her men [[spoiler: screamed out for her as he was slowly tortured to death.]]. This is not a good idea.
* FanDisservice:
** A bit of GirlOnGirlIsHot is nice… but ''not'' when the girl doing the fondling is a pre-teen murderer and batshit insane. Not to mention she gropes the other girl at ''gunpoint''.
** There's also an omake scene involving Garcia, but that's more hilarious than fan-servicey or [[BuffySpeak fan-disservicey]].
%%* FangsAreEvil
* FreudianExcuse: Nothing can excuse their actions, but they have a pretty valid reason as to why they're as damaged as they are. ''Anyone'' would be fucked up in the head having survived what they were put through.
* {{Giggling Villain}}s: Though Gretel does break out a full-blown EvilLaugh once when Eda asks her [[ForTheEvulz why they're still after Balalaika]], [[spoiler:even though they [[HoistByHisOwnPetard killed the guy who hired them]].]]
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Hansel and/or Gretel, when [[spoiler: the current]] Hansel wields the [[AxCrazy axe]] [[spoiler: (Since they switch personas, if one of them is a girl, it'd be this--at the very least, it'd be cute kid With Psycho Weapon).]]
%%* GrotesqueCute
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Hansel gets in close with [[AnAxeToGrind a massive ax]], Gretel works at range with a [[{{BFG}} machine gun]]. [[spoiler:When they switch outfits and personalities, they also switch weapons.]]
* HairDecorations: Gretel wears a black hair ribbon.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: They come across as this because they are the same height and hair color. [[spoiler: But switching roles on screen makes this questionable, but it is still possible.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: The world was ''not'' kind to these poor kids. Their backstory involves snuff porn and implied ''child rape''.
* HypocriticalHumor: Hansel asks for help dragging a Russian mobster to their car.
-->'''Gretel:''' But that's a boy's job. It's not very ladylike to carry heavy things. ''(opens fire with her BAR rifle)''
* ILoveTheDead: Though according to Gretel, they have never tried it with an "Ivan" before.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: They get ''really turned on'' at the thought of everybody coming to kill them.
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Refer to each other as nii-sama and nee-sama (very formal, respectful and hinting at romantic feelings) in the Japanese version while using "fratele meu" and "sora mea" (the Romanian words for "my brother" and "my sister") in the English dub.
** It's worth noting that in Japanese, they both refer to each other as the ''older'' brother/sibling. Normally, even twins recognize one as the older one and use appropriate terms. This is yet another thing that makes their identities ambiguous.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Gretel, in a nice hat and while thanking Rock with a cute smile, is head shotted.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marked the darker turn the second season would take compared to its first.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Gretel thought she could escape from Roanapur safely via hiring the Lagoon company to do so, but at the very moment she steps out, it turns out Balalaika had sent a sniper to pull this trope on her.]]
* LastKiss: Granted he almost certainly wasn't ''aware'' that it would be their last, but Hansel gently kisses Gretel on the lips as the two of them split up to confuse their pursuers. They both die without reuniting later.
* LaughingMad: They're so beyond broken they almost always have a smile and often laugh. ''Especially'' when being violent.
* LittleMissBadass: Gretel. Despite being only eleven years old, she has the ability to run and fire a [[{{BFG}} Browning Automatic Rifle]] to great effect as well. [[spoiler:She might be a cross-dressing boy. Similarly, her "brother" may fit this trope...]]
%%* MonsterSobStory:
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Both twins use weapons that are somewhat oversized for them. At one point Hansel even drags a grown man around, even though he complains that the man is heavy.
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: [[spoiler:Damn it, Gretel... er, Hansel... you know what, forget it!]]
* NauseaFuel: [[invoked]]What they did to that one Russian grossed out some of the gangsters who hired them.
* NiceHat: Gretel [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-15-page-21.html wears a very cute black hat]] at the end of her story. [[spoiler:It's blown away in the wind when she gets the PrettyLittleHeadshots treatment.]]
%%* {{Nightmare Fetishist}}s
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Gretel ''really'' got in Eda's face when she and Hansel ran into Revy and her. She also groped Eda after catching her alone a bit later, and [[LesYay seemed to enjoy it quite a bit]] if her change of tone was any indication.
* ObliviouslyEvil: They have no problem killing and torturing people because that's how they believe the world works.
* OfficialCouple: [[{{Twincest}} With each other.]]
* {{Only Known by Their Nickname}}s: [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel are what they were called in the snuff films they were forced to take part in.]]
%%* OrphanageOfFear: Where they were raised before Ceausescu fell.
* OutlawCouple: They're just so cute together! [[http://animemiz.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/black-lagoon-w.jpg Just look.]]
* PervyPatdown: Gretel when disarming Eda.
* PetTheDog: Gretel mentions or implies mild guilt at bribing two local orphans to certain death.
* PrecociousCrush: Gretel's blush when Rock hugs her may imply a small one. Then again, [[BecauseyouWereNiceToMe he's the first adult who has been genuinely kind to her]].
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gretel_headshots_136.jpg How Gretel dies]]. Then again, she ''was'' wearing a wig...]]
* PsychoForHire: The Italian mob hired them to kill some of their rivals.
* PuppyLove: While they are two young kids in a pretty loving relationship, it is played ''purely'' for {{squick}} value.
%%* PurpleEyes
* RapunzelHair: Gretel's long hair goes well with her aristocratic looking costume. [[spoiler:It's a wig. Her actual hair is boyishly short.]]
* SanityHasAdvantages: [[spoiler:Hansel would ''not'' have fallen for Balalaika's trap if he hadn't been completely out of his gourd and didn't have bloodlust-induced tunnel vision, and she was fully aware of this fact.]]
* ShoutOut: Hansel and Gretel both resemble "the twins from Film/TheShining," [[LampshadeHanging as pointed out by a traumatized survivor of their attack on a bar.]]
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Gretel's [[spoiler:(Or Hansel's)]] beautiful singing is something you'd never expect out of a deranged serial killing child. Even Dutch can't help but notice.
-->'''Dutch:''' Girl sure can sing. Hard to believe it's the voice of a homicidal maniac. A devil with the voice of an angel.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://animedesho.animeblogger.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/bl2epi1%20%282%29.jpg See for yourself]]. Yeah. Think vampires.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Gretel can fire a Browning Automatic Rifle (with a teddy bear or doll keychain attached to the barrel) from the hip. There is some real-life precedent for this. Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde infamy) is reputed as having fired a BAR from the hip, and she was quite small at 4'11" and 90 pounds. The BAR was noted for having fairly low recoil, as it was heavy (around 20 pounds loaded) and had a recoil-reducing mechanism in the buttstock.
* SnuffFilm: [[spoiler:What these two were forced to do. They survived by becoming ruthless killers.]]
* {{The Social Darwinist}}s: They live with the belief that if they kill as many people as possible and show off their strength they will survive no matter what.
%%* {{The Sociopath}}s
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:"Hansel and Gretel" are personalities the twins developed to cope with their traumatic childhood. They can decide themselves who wants to be who at any given time.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They're almost always seen together, provide some of the show's most brutal violence, and even converse in a similar manner shown on the trope page.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:[[TearJerker The end credits for 15 show them together on some ethereal beach]].]]
%%* {{Tragic Villain}}s:
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: The sheer number of people they kill (and how they do it) is just the start of how messed-up these two are. And tragically, they can't even imagine the world any other way.
* {{Twincest}}: They look like twins at any rate and kiss on screen.
* TwinSwitch: Taken to an [[CreepyTwins incredibly creepy level]]. [[spoiler:They ''flawlessly'' transition into the other twin's place by switching clothes, changing their voices, and even ''swapping their personalities''. It gets to the point where it is impossible to tell which twin is which and what gender they are at all (it is implied that their primary and secondary sexual characteristics have been disfigured, so even that might not be a good indicator).]]
* UnholyMatrimony: They murder, torture and do all sort of gruesome things together. Despite being incestuous underage siblings, their relationship is the only humanising thing about them.
* TheUnreveal: We're not shown (which is [[ErectionRejection just as well]]) [[spoiler:whether [[CreepyCrossdresser 'Gretel' really is Gretel]] when she exposes herself to Rock.]] Either way it's not surprising Rock freaks out; having [[spoiler:a kid of ''any'' gender flash him]] will do that to ''anyone''. The worst part? [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that their genitalia were so badly mutilated that Rock didn't even know what he was looking at.]]
* VillainousIncest: Just one part of their sick behaviour is their incestuous relationship, with kiss included. And this is one of ''the least'' disturbing things about them.
* VoiceChangeling: [[spoiler:When they switch roles, they switch voices too. When Hansel has his hand shot off by Balalaika's men, the pain and stress causes him to randomly switch between Hansel's and Gretel's voice every few seconds.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Young children with death white hair and a two story kill count.
* WouldYouLikeToKnowHowTheyDied: Hansel gives one to Balalaika, [[spoiler:[[TalkToTheFist which turns out to be last thing he ever does]]]].

!!Claude "Torch" Weaver
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->Voiced by: Youichi Nishijima (JP), Jason Simpson (EN)

One of the CarnivalOfKillers hired to hunt down Jane in the Greenback Jane arc.

to:

* AffablyEvil: They're both bug-fuck insane, but no one ever said that they were impolite.
* AmbiguousGender: [[spoiler:They both have short hair and swap a wig and voices, taking turns being the boy and the girl. Parodied in an omake where all the characters changed genders… and they still looked exactly the same.]]
* AxCrazy: [[AnAxeToGrind Literally]], Sawyer loved chopping up people with her chainsaw so much that she became a professional cleaner so she could slice up all the unfortunate people that pissed off the different mafia groups in Hansel's case.
Roanapur.
* BadassAdorable: Of the creepiest variety imaginable. They use their cuteness to throw She's capable of fighting people off guard before attacking.
* BatmanGambit: They diverted
with her chainsaw, to the [[CarnivalOfKillers hired guns]] out for their point she can actually ''deflect bullets with it'', but at the same time, she's a surprisingly cute, even vulnerable-looking goth-girl.
* TheButcher: It's even her legitimate career, to hide her job as a body-cleaner, torturer-for-hire, and amateur
bounty by bribing two local orphans to pose as them.
hunter.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Is a somewhat unique case ChainsawGood: So good in fact that they're children, she can use it to ''deflect bullets''.
* CleanupCrew: Everybody brings their garbage to her, be it dead or still moving.
* CreepyMonotone: She has one of these whenever she uses her artificial voice box to communicate.
* CuteBruiser: A cute goth girl, but quite capable of beating the hell out of anyone,
and were ''raised'' under torture won't think twice about slaughtering her way through a melee with her chainsaw.
* CuteMute: Downplayed; while she is cute in a goth-punk sort of way
and abuse and implied rape as opposed does appear to being decent people who were warped by it. So here it's less "Torture Makes You Evil" and more "Being Surrounded By Pain and Suffering Practically Since Birth With No State Of Being Known To You Other Than Pain Makes You ''Fucked Up''."
be missing her vocal cords, she can be quite mouthy when she has her electrolarynx device.
* {{BFG}}: Gretel, an 11-year-old child, fires DissonantSerenity: She's quite cheerful; at one point [[spoiler: when she's explaining that the bad odor in a Browning Automatic Rifle hotel room results from the hip. Not entirely unrealistic, since Bonnie (of Film/BonnieAndClyde fame) carried a cut-down one much of ooze from rotted corpses she had to clean up there earlier]] she smiles happily while all around her, people are losing their lunch, and may in fact be giggling ''because'' the time others are losing their lunch.
* EarnYourTitle: Sawyer "The Cleaner": she cleans up messes, specializing in body disposal,
and she was 90 pounds soaking wet, but still eyebrow raising.
* BlackComedyRape: Their sexual assault on a terrified Garcia in an omake is PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Blood Knight}}s: They were hired to kill but they don't care about money. They care about
the killing.bodies being alive or dead doesn't matter to her.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Raised in snuff films made ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Her fellow mercenaries have this reaction during the Greenback Jane arc, as most of them nasty little buggers.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: They kiss onscreen.
* BrotherSisterTeam: AKA the "Vampire Twins". Also, good luck figuring out
have never seen her in person, and those who have, only saw her swathed in surgical dress which one obscured her features.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice
is which, or even if they are different genders.
a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* ChildrenForcedToKill: [[spoiler:They started out like this, being forced to kill other children in snuff films just to survive. At some point they began to enjoy it.]]
GoodScarsEvilScars: Given her violent profession, her slashed throat signifies the evil scars.
* ColdBloodedTorture: What they do to poor [[FriendlyTarget Meshov]]. [[spoiler:And in a sense, what Balalaika does to Hansel {{Goth}}: She dresses as punishment.]]
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: They end up as CreepyTwins
a goth when not "on the job". She's basically the [[LonersAreFreaks Lone Psycho]] Goth, although she's more lone, due to this.having her vocal cords cut, and psycho, because everyone in this series is, than because she is a goth.
** She does have her PerkyGoth moments, but even those are tempered by her usual deadpan expression.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone refers to her by her last name Sawyer, her full name is Frederica Sawyer.
* MeaningfulName: Sawyer - Saw-er, one who saws. Not to mention the ShoutOut below.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves playing violent video games and discussing the clean-up jobs she does.

* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler:Raised in snuff films made them nasty little buggers.]]
OnlyInItForTheMoney: Averted, She enjoys the money, but she does enjoy [[AxCrazy the work]] too.
* [[CreepyChild Creepy Children]]: Their behavior when killing people is cheerful. Their behaior when OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It appears that nobody knows her first name, only Sawyer the Cleaner. Revy also calls her by the nickname {{Goth}} Girl.
* ParryingBullets: Blocks bullets... with a chainsaw.
* PsychoForHire: She really loves both her jobs; her job disposing of bodies after
torturing is gleefull.
that person, and her job as a bounty hunter.
* CreepyChildrenSinging: They sing a duet, the quotes are above. Gretel also sings shortly before [[spoiler:she dies]], SamusIsAGirl: Several characters react this way {{in-universe}} when they discover that she's female, since most people deal with her when she's covered head to toe in scrubs that obscure her face.
* SelfHarm: It's implied that she does this. In Chapter #41, scars can be seen on her wrist while she is climbing a ladder, and a few official artworks featuring her show a fairly large amount of scars on her wrists.
* ShoutOut: Her name and weapon of choice are one to the family in the original ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.
* SlashedThroat: She lost her voice to a throat injuries and the subsequent scar left a rather massive impression.
* VagueAge: She looks young enough to be in her mid teens, though looking at her status and "profession", it's possible she's already in her 20's.
* VillainousBSOD:
** Whenever she loses her communication device, an Ultravoice. She later upgrades to a choker-mounted version to prevent such incidents.
** She's later seen shaking in terror after the team confronts a crazed Roberta. Considering [[AxeCrazy Roberta's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge state]] at the
time it's not nearly as creepy.
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel switch clothes. It's never explicitly stated what their real genders are; all
understandable, since the audience knows is that the girl carries the machine gun and the boy carries the axe. woman broke Sawyer's chainsaw in half '''with her bare hands.'''
* VillainsOutShopping:
When they switch clothes they switch weapons too. The anime reveals that they also switch voices.]]
* CreepyTwins: Seriously it got them in the [[Pantheon/ChildrenAndSiblings pantheon (family)]]. In their EstablishingCharacterMoment, they're even compared to the twins from ''Film/TheShining''!
* CryCute: [[spoiler:Hansel breaks down into tears as he bleeds to death.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Cute
she, Shenhau and innocent-looking ? Check. AxCrazy ? '''Check'''.
* CuteLittleFangs: Hence "vampire twins".
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Horrible orphange, snuff films, mercenary work, etc.]]
* DepravedBisexual:
** Gretel [[spoiler:(we think)]] enjoyed feeling up Eda a little too much.
** In an omake, both
Lotton appear in Roberta's Trail of them wanted to 'play doctor like the adults do' with Garcia.
* DissonantLaughter: Hansel. [[spoiler:Right after a sniper destroys one of his knees, he laughs at Balalaika stating she planned to watch him bleed out.]]
* DissonantSerenity: They rival [[Anime/{{Monster}} Johan]] when it comes to cheerfully and politely committing unthinkable atrocities.
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: Gretel is given genuine compassion, a hug and TenderTears by Rock. The poor girl is so dumbfounded that she sexually offers herself to him, truly thinking that it's the best way to thank him. He doesn't react well.
* DressHitsFloor: Gretel does this. It's [[InvertedTrope intended to be disturbing]], for us. She wanted to titillate Rock, and Rock (rather understandably) isn't happy about her gesture of gratitude.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler:It looks like Gretel is going to get away with the help of one of Black Lagoon's contacts, then [[TemptingFate after she tells Rock she'd like to meet him again]] the getaway man shoots her in the face, revealing that Balalaika had paid him off.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: They both are always wearing some type of Lolita gothic attire as part of their vampiric theme.
* {{Enfant Terrible}}s: They know full well how cute they are, and they love using it to catch their victims by surprise.
* {{Evil Albino}}s: They even have blue eyes, which [[ShownTheirWork real albinos can have]].
* EvilGloating: Hansel taunts Balalaika with news of how one of her men [[spoiler: screamed out for her as he was slowly tortured to death.]]. This is not a good idea.
* FanDisservice:
** A bit of GirlOnGirlIsHot is nice… but ''not'' when the girl doing the fondling is a pre-teen murderer and batshit insane. Not to mention she gropes the other girl at ''gunpoint''.
** There's also an omake scene involving Garcia, but that's more hilarious than fan-servicey or [[BuffySpeak fan-disservicey]].
%%* FangsAreEvil
* FreudianExcuse: Nothing can excuse their actions, but they have a pretty valid reason as to why they're as damaged as they are. ''Anyone'' would be fucked up in the head having survived what they were put through.
* {{Giggling Villain}}s: Though Gretel does break out a full-blown EvilLaugh once when Eda asks her [[ForTheEvulz why they're still after Balalaika]], [[spoiler:even though they [[HoistByHisOwnPetard killed the guy who hired them]].]]
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Hansel and/or Gretel, when [[spoiler: the current]] Hansel wields the [[AxCrazy axe]] [[spoiler: (Since they switch personas, if one of them is a girl, it'd be this--at the very least, it'd be cute kid With Psycho Weapon).]]
%%* GrotesqueCute
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Hansel gets in close with [[AnAxeToGrind a massive ax]], Gretel works at range with a [[{{BFG}} machine gun]]. [[spoiler:When they switch outfits and personalities, they also switch weapons.]]
* HairDecorations: Gretel wears a black hair ribbon.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: They come across as this because they are the same height and hair color. [[spoiler: But switching roles on screen makes this questionable, but it is still possible.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: The world was ''not'' kind to these poor kids. Their backstory involves snuff porn and implied ''child rape''.
* HypocriticalHumor: Hansel asks for help dragging a Russian mobster to their car.
-->'''Gretel:''' But that's a boy's job. It's not very ladylike to carry heavy things. ''(opens fire with her BAR rifle)''
* ILoveTheDead: Though according to Gretel, they have never tried it with an "Ivan" before.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: They get ''really turned on'' at the thought of everybody coming to kill them.
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Refer to each other as nii-sama and nee-sama (very formal, respectful and hinting at romantic feelings) in the Japanese version while using "fratele meu" and "sora mea" (the Romanian words for "my brother" and "my sister") in the English dub.
** It's worth noting that in Japanese, they both refer to each other as the ''older'' brother/sibling. Normally, even twins recognize one as the older one and use appropriate terms. This is yet another thing that makes their identities ambiguous.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Gretel, in a nice hat and while thanking Rock with a cute smile, is head shotted.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marked the darker turn the second season would take compared to its first.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Gretel thought she could escape from Roanapur safely via hiring the Lagoon company to do so, but at the very moment she steps out, it turns out Balalaika had sent a sniper to pull this trope on her.]]
* LastKiss: Granted he almost certainly wasn't ''aware'' that it would be their last, but Hansel gently kisses Gretel on the lips as the two of them split up to confuse their pursuers. They both die without reuniting later.
* LaughingMad: They're so beyond broken they almost always have a smile and often laugh. ''Especially'' when being violent.
* LittleMissBadass: Gretel. Despite being only eleven years old, she has the ability to run and fire a [[{{BFG}} Browning Automatic Rifle]] to great effect as well. [[spoiler:She might be a cross-dressing boy. Similarly, her "brother" may fit this trope...]]
%%* MonsterSobStory:
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Both twins use weapons that are somewhat oversized for them. At one point Hansel even drags a grown man around, even though he complains that the man is heavy.
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: [[spoiler:Damn it, Gretel... er, Hansel... you know what, forget it!]]
* NauseaFuel: [[invoked]]What they did to that one Russian grossed out some of the gangsters who hired them.
* NiceHat: Gretel [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-15-page-21.html wears a very cute black hat]] at the end of her story. [[spoiler:It's blown away in the wind when she gets the PrettyLittleHeadshots treatment.]]
%%* {{Nightmare Fetishist}}s
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Gretel ''really'' got in Eda's face when
Blood, she and Hansel ran into Revy and her. She also groped Eda after catching her alone a bit later, and [[LesYay seemed to enjoy it quite a bit]] if her change of tone was any indication.
* ObliviouslyEvil: They have no problem killing and torturing people because that's how they believe the world works.
* OfficialCouple: [[{{Twincest}} With each other.]]
* {{Only Known by Their Nickname}}s: [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel
Lotton are what they were called in the snuff films they were forced to take part in.]]
%%* OrphanageOfFear: Where they were raised before Ceausescu fell.
* OutlawCouple: They're just so cute together! [[http://animemiz.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/black-lagoon-w.jpg Just look.]]
* PervyPatdown: Gretel when disarming Eda.
* PetTheDog: Gretel mentions or implies mild guilt at bribing two local orphans to certain death.
* PrecociousCrush: Gretel's blush when Rock hugs her may imply
happily playing a small one. Then again, [[BecauseyouWereNiceToMe he's the first adult who has been genuinely kind to her]].
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:[[http://static.
videogame together.

!!Bao
[[quoteright:273:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gretel_headshots_136.jpg How Gretel dies]]. Then again, she ''was'' wearing a wig...]]
* PsychoForHire: The Italian mob hired them to kill some of their rivals.
* PuppyLove: While they are two young kids in a pretty loving relationship, it is played ''purely'' for {{squick}} value.
%%* PurpleEyes
* RapunzelHair: Gretel's long hair goes well with her aristocratic looking costume. [[spoiler:It's a wig. Her actual hair is boyishly short.]]
* SanityHasAdvantages: [[spoiler:Hansel would ''not'' have fallen for Balalaika's trap if he hadn't been completely out of his gourd and didn't have bloodlust-induced tunnel vision, and she was fully aware of this fact.]]
* ShoutOut: Hansel and Gretel both resemble "the twins from Film/TheShining," [[LampshadeHanging as pointed out by a traumatized survivor of their attack on a bar.]]
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Gretel's [[spoiler:(Or Hansel's)]] beautiful singing is something you'd never expect out of a deranged serial killing child. Even Dutch can't help but notice.
-->'''Dutch:''' Girl sure can sing. Hard to believe it's the voice of a homicidal maniac. A devil with the voice of an angel.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://animedesho.animeblogger.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/bl2epi1%20%282%29.jpg See for yourself]]. Yeah. Think vampires.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Gretel can fire a Browning Automatic Rifle (with a teddy bear or doll keychain attached to the barrel) from the hip. There is some real-life precedent for this. Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde infamy) is reputed as having fired a BAR from the hip, and she was quite small at 4'11" and 90 pounds. The BAR was noted for having fairly low recoil, as it was heavy (around 20 pounds loaded) and had a recoil-reducing mechanism in the buttstock.
* SnuffFilm: [[spoiler:What these two were forced to do. They survived by becoming ruthless killers.]]
* {{The Social Darwinist}}s: They live with the belief that if they kill as many people as possible and show off their strength they will survive no matter what.
%%* {{The Sociopath}}s
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:"Hansel and Gretel" are personalities the twins developed to cope with their traumatic childhood. They can decide themselves who wants to be who at any given time.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They're almost always seen together, provide some of the show's most brutal violence, and even converse in a similar manner shown on the trope page.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:[[TearJerker The end credits for 15 show them together on some ethereal beach]].]]
%%* {{Tragic Villain}}s:
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: The sheer number of people they kill (and how they do it) is just the start of how messed-up these two are. And tragically, they can't even imagine the world any other way.
* {{Twincest}}: They look like twins at any rate and kiss on screen.
* TwinSwitch: Taken to an [[CreepyTwins incredibly creepy level]]. [[spoiler:They ''flawlessly'' transition into the other twin's place by switching clothes, changing their voices, and even ''swapping their personalities''. It gets to the point where it is impossible to tell which twin is which and what gender they are at all (it is implied that their primary and secondary sexual characteristics have been disfigured, so even that might not be a good indicator).]]
* UnholyMatrimony: They murder, torture and do all sort of gruesome things together. Despite being incestuous underage siblings, their relationship is the only humanising thing about them.
* TheUnreveal: We're not shown (which is [[ErectionRejection just as well]]) [[spoiler:whether [[CreepyCrossdresser 'Gretel' really is Gretel]] when she exposes herself to Rock.]] Either way it's not surprising Rock freaks out; having [[spoiler:a kid of ''any'' gender flash him]] will do that to ''anyone''. The worst part? [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that their genitalia were so badly mutilated that Rock didn't even know what he was looking at.]]
* VillainousIncest: Just one part of their sick behaviour is their incestuous relationship, with kiss included. And this is one of ''the least'' disturbing things about them.
* VoiceChangeling: [[spoiler:When they switch roles, they switch voices too. When Hansel has his hand shot off by Balalaika's men, the pain and stress causes him to randomly switch between Hansel's and Gretel's voice every few seconds.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Young children with death white hair and a two story kill count.
* WouldYouLikeToKnowHowTheyDied: Hansel gives one to Balalaika, [[spoiler:[[TalkToTheFist which turns out to be last thing he ever does]]]].

!!Claude "Torch" Weaver
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_17_Claude_8383.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname3_8973.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Youichi Nishijima Shiro Saito (JP), Jason Simpson Alec Willows (EN)

One Bao is the owner and bartender of the CarnivalOfKillers hired [[BadGuyBar Yellow Flag Bar]]. His establishment is frequently filled with bullet holes, blown-up, and otherwise trashed, but he always survives by hiding behind his armored bar and firing a shotgun at any threats. Revy owes him for damages, but always manages to hunt down Jane in avoid paying. He also owns a brothel set up on the Greenback Jane arc.top floor of his bar and he is a former ARVN soldier who fought in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



* AffablyEvil: Despite being a PsychoForHire who likes to burn people with his flamethrower; he seems quite pleasant.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's a fat Mormon who won't touch booze and maintains a cheerful attitude throughout the entire affair. He also gives Revy a legit run for her money.
* BigFun: If it's a SerialKiller party, then he's all kinds of fun.
* DissonantSerenity: He wears a contented grin and talks happily in a Texas good 'ol boy accent while trying to kill everyone with his flamethrower.
* DumbMuscle: Guy likes fire to the point where he doesn't exactly think things through to the end.
-->'''Russel''': What in God's name is going on here!? No one asked you to turn this place into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man the Burning Man!]] Sweet Jesus! You had one simple job to do! All you had to do was catch ''one little girl!''
-->'''Weaver''': Those folks are all up on the roof. But the fire's so darn fierce I can't get up there...
%%* TheDragon:
* DrinkOrder: Milk (alcohol is against his religion).
* FamilyValuesVillain: A softspoken possible-Mormon who doesn't drink or [[GoshDangItToHeck swear]] (he and Lotton are probably the only people on the show not to do the latter). He's also an AxCrazy {{pyromaniac}} who roasted his own wife.
* FasterThanTheyLook: Revy comments on how quick he is for a man his size, and it's part of the reason why he can give her a tough fight.
* FatBastard: Probably the fattest character to ever appear on the show, and one of the most sadistic.
* FlamethrowerBackfire: [[spoiler:What happens after Revy shoots the tanks on his flamethrower trough his stomach, causing the exhaust to blast ''through'' his gut, before he explodes. "You're a rocket man, baby!"]]
* FireBreathingWeapon: Uses both a full-on backpack flamethrower and a cigerette-lighter version.
* MeaningfulName: [[KillItWIthFire "Torch"]].
* ProfessionalKiller: One of the many assassins from that arc.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: All those flames without a care.
* StraightEdgeEvil: He's the only one in the series who doesn't cuss or drink. He also [[PyroManiac enjoys setting things on fire]], one of those things having been ''his wife''.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Lotton, at first. Later on, he acts mainly as Russel's primary bounty hunter.
* WouldHitAGirl: "[[GoshDarnItToHeck Shucks!]] I do get a kick out of playing chase with a young lady like yourself!"

!!Elvis
->Voiced by: Shimpachi Tsuji (JP), Creator/PaulDobson (EN)

Leader of the Neveral Cartel in Florida. Hired Jane and her group to counterfeit money for them, only for her to escape after he kills their network administrator. Is unfamiliar with Roanapur, and in over his head

to:

* AffablyEvil: Despite being a PsychoForHire who likes to burn people with his flamethrower; he BadGuyBar: The Yellow Flag, naturally. It seems quite pleasant.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's a fat Mormon who won't touch booze
to be the "main" bar of the city and maintains is where all of the place's criminal factions can meet up at any given time. Balalaika even foots the bill when Roberta blows the place up, indicating that it may be a cheerful attitude front for Hotel Moscow. What that means, regarding Bao himself, is anyone's guess.
* ButtMonkey: A mild example. He and his bar have to take a lot of shit
throughout the entire affair. He also gives Revy series, and it is treated as a legit run for her money.
* BigFun: If
RunningGag, but it's a SerialKiller party, then rarely ever targeted at him personally. He just isn't on anyone's radar, and that explains why he's all kinds of fun.
* DissonantSerenity: He wears a contented grin and talks happily in a Texas good 'ol boy accent while trying to kill everyone with his flamethrower.
* DumbMuscle: Guy likes fire to the point where he doesn't exactly think things through to the end.
-->'''Russel''': What in God's name is going on here!? No one asked you to turn this place into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man the Burning Man!]] Sweet Jesus! You had one simple job to do! All you had to do was catch ''one little girl!''
-->'''Weaver''': Those folks are all up on the roof. But the fire's so darn fierce I can't get up there...
%%* TheDragon:
* DrinkOrder: Milk (alcohol is against his religion).
* FamilyValuesVillain: A softspoken possible-Mormon who doesn't drink or [[GoshDangItToHeck swear]] (he and Lotton are probably the only people on the show not to do the latter). He's also an AxCrazy {{pyromaniac}} who roasted his own wife.
* FasterThanTheyLook: Revy comments on how quick he is
survived for a man his size, and it's part of the reason why he can give her a tough fight.
* FatBastard: Probably the fattest character to ever appear on the show, and one of the most sadistic.
* FlamethrowerBackfire: [[spoiler:What happens after Revy shoots the tanks on his flamethrower trough his stomach, causing the exhaust to blast ''through'' his gut, before he explodes. "You're a rocket man, baby!"]]
* FireBreathingWeapon: Uses both a full-on backpack flamethrower and a cigerette-lighter version.
so long.
* MeaningfulName: [[KillItWIthFire "Torch"]].
* ProfessionalKiller: One
Possibly for the bar; he's probably a former ARVN soldier and the flag of the many assassins from that arc.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: All those flames without a care.
* StraightEdgeEvil: He's
[[BananaRepublic Republic of Vietnam]] was mainly yellow, in contrast to [[DirtyCommies the only Communist red.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A war veteran who routinely survives having his establishment torn to pieces by nearly every faction in ''[[WretchedHive Roanapur]]''. In any other work of fiction, he'd probably be
one in of the series most {{Badass}} people around. Here, he's a very minor character who doesn't cuss or drink. even rank as far as {{Badass}} goes.
* RetiredBadass:
He also [[PyroManiac enjoys setting things on fire]], one of those things having been ''his wife''.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Lotton, at first. Later on, he acts mainly as Russel's primary bounty hunter.
* WouldHitAGirl: "[[GoshDarnItToHeck Shucks!]] I do get
is a kick out of playing chase with a young lady like yourself!"

!!Elvis
->Voiced by: Shimpachi Tsuji (JP), Creator/PaulDobson (EN)

Leader of
former ARVN soldier who fought in the Neveral Cartel in Florida. Hired Jane UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: He keeps a shotgun behind the bar handy for inevitable shootouts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:People's Liberation Army]]

!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei [[spoiler:/ Li Xinlin]]
[[quoteright:216:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname1-1_8307.jpg]]

--> ''"How I die,
and her group to counterfeit money for them, thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest?"''

A hacker
for her to escape after he kills their network administrator. Is unfamiliar with Roanapur, and in over his headthe People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.



* BadBoss: The whole reason Jane ran away is his mistreatment of his employees.
* BullyingTheDragon: Rather quickly pisses off Revy and the Rip Off Church, and it only gets worse from there...
* FishOutOfWater: He was unprepared for the simmering cess pit that is Roanapur. He really wants to go back to Florida.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* RevengeBeforeReason: Was willing to summon all his allies to Roanapur, and didn't care that doing so would provoke Hotel Moscow and the Triad.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Which is why Lobos kills him in order to stop a potential war from happening.]]

!!Lobos
->Voiced by: Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japanese), Jason Simpson (English)

The Neveral Cartel's representative in Roanapur. Unlike Elvis or Russell, he understands how the town works.

to:

* BadBoss: The whole reason Jane ran away is his mistreatment AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averts]] almost all the typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of his employees.
a veteran of the Chinese Civil War.
* BullyingTheDragon: Rather quickly pisses off ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot misses. Except poor Rock who has to contend with all the Rip Off Church, and it only gets worse from there...
hot shell casings flying at him.
* FishOutOfWater: He was unprepared for BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near
the simmering cess pit that Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is Roanapur. He really wants a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries
to go back hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''': [[CaptainObvious From the entrance.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her
to Florida.the PLA.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* RevengeBeforeReason: Was willing DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to summon all his allies fight with every fiber of her being.
* ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers
to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding Revy in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy just scoffs at her.
** She's also a fluent speaker of both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Hackette}}: A star example of the PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.]]
* MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei is a pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with the atmosphere of a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar to how Rock ended up in
Roanapur, which is the major reason why he chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one who doesn't have a holster and simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about Roanapur to her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and plants one on him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide their involvement after Janet "framed" her for a hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet
and didn't care that doing so would provoke Hotel Moscow and the Triad.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Which is why Lobos kills him in order to stop a potential war from happening.]]

!!Lobos
->Voiced by: Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japanese), Jason Simpson (English)

The Neveral Cartel's representative in Roanapur. Unlike Elvis or Russell, he understands how the town works.
even know it.



%%* ButtMonkey
* DirtyCoward: What Elvis and Russell ''think'' he is because he doesn't want to provoke Hotel Moscow or the Triad. The truth is that they're idiots.
* OnlySaneMan: What he actually is. He is the local representative who's spent enough time in-town to know that you do ''not'' piss off certain people in Roanapur. That's why he's still alive after the hunt for Greenback Jane.

!!"Groovy" Guy Russell
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->Voiced by: Creator/MasakiTerasoma (JP), Creator/BrianDobson (EN)

The Florida cartel's "trouble buster" who leads the group hired to go after Jane.

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%%* ButtMonkey
* DirtyCoward: What Elvis and Russell ''think'' he is because he doesn't want to provoke Hotel Moscow or the Triad. The truth is that they're idiots.
* OnlySaneMan: What he actually is. He is the local representative who's spent enough time in-town to know that you do ''not'' piss off certain people in Roanapur. That's why he's still alive after the hunt for Greenback Jane.

!!"Groovy" Guy Russell
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!!Colonel Ma
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->Voiced by: Creator/MasakiTerasoma (JP), Creator/BrianDobson (EN)

The Florida cartel's "trouble buster" who leads the group hired to go after Jane.
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Feng's boss back in China. He oversees her operations.



%%* BountyHunter
* {{Cowboy}}: He's either one completely or just affecting airs to be cool.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Is treated like a total ButtMonkey from his first entrance, and his obnoxious and bossy attitude doesn't help things either. All said and done, other than Shenhua he's also the deadliest and most competent of the bunch.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Gets absolutely no respect from the bounty hunter "circus" in Roanapur.
* FishOutOfWater: He'd be much more at home in Florida "fucking cows" as one of them puts it.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Is killed by Eda when he twigs to the fact that she is a CIA operative.]]
* HiddenDepths: As the above trope indicates, he's much sharper than he lets on. Just not smart enough to know when to stop running his mouth or to listen to Lobos.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The other killers mock him and view him as a SmallNameBigEgo, but he holds his own quite well in a gun duel with Eda.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
* ProfessionalButtKisser: One of his jobs entails simply replying "Yes boss." to everything Elvis says.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Attempts it in the end by trying to sabotage the Lagoon's engines. [[WhatAnIdiot Doesn't work that way.]]
-->''I'll show you who's boss, stupid engine! When this is all over, I'mma drink til I go blind! And fuck expensive women til my balls hurt! Don't push me, you damn nun! I'm sick and tired of dealing with you people!''

!!FARC Commander
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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuakiKanemitsu (JP), Alex Zahara (EN)

A Cuban special forces operative, hired by the FARC to capture or kill Rosarita Cisneros/Roberta during her rampage in Roanapur - and with good reason, this man is ''skilled enough to take her on.'' He knows a lot about her past, though Roberta herself does not recognize him.

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%%* BountyHunter
* {{Cowboy}}: He's either one completely or just affecting airs to be cool.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Is treated like a total ButtMonkey
BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from his first entrance, and his obnoxious and bossy attitude doesn't help things either. All said and done, other than Shenhua he's also the deadliest and most competent of the bunch.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Gets absolutely no respect from the bounty hunter "circus" in Roanapur.
* FishOutOfWater: He'd be much more at home in Florida "fucking cows" as one of them puts it.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:Is killed by Eda when he twigs to the fact that she is a CIA operative.
Major General Liu.]]
* HiddenDepths: As BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the above trope indicates, he's much sharper than he lets on. Just not smart enough PLA to let her know when to stop running his mouth or to listen to Lobos.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The other killers mock him
she was on her own and view him as a SmallNameBigEgo, but that he holds his own quite well in a gun duel would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact
with Eda.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: One of his jobs entails simply replying "Yes boss." to everything Elvis says.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Attempts it in the end by trying to sabotage the Lagoon's engines. [[WhatAnIdiot Doesn't work that way.]]
-->''I'll show you who's boss, stupid engine! When this is all over, I'mma drink til I go blind! And fuck expensive women til my balls hurt! Don't push me, you damn nun! I'm sick and tired of dealing
He's mostly concerned with you people!''

!!FARC Commander
[[quoteright:269:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blacklagoon303-27_3873.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/NobuakiKanemitsu (JP), Alex Zahara (EN)

A Cuban special forces operative, hired by the FARC to capture or kill Rosarita Cisneros/Roberta during her rampage in Roanapur - and with
staying on General Liu's good reason, this man is ''skilled enough to take her on.'' He knows a lot about her past, though Roberta herself does not recognize him.side.



* AmazonChaser: Has a thing for Rosarita. She's as ''Amazon'' as they get.
* {{Badass}}: This is the ''only man'' to legitimately get the upper hand on [[FanNickname Death Poppins]].
* BadassBaritone: He's given a ''very'' deep voice in the dub.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: This guy can block ''her'' blow for blow, and punch hard enough to make her vomit. Keep in mind, a ''car crash'' doesn't leave a scratch on this woman.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He's got a serious hard-on for her, but he's also not about to let ''her'' get on top. Even when sex is on his mind, he keeps his distance and his gun aimed.
* DidntSeeThatComing: He was playing it safe, but he didn't expect her to have a derringer hidden in her belt buckle - it cost him.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The deepest voice of any member of the cast.
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: After shooting him, Roberta proceeds to pummel his head into a ''paste.''.
* WeHardlyKnewYou: He was on screen for hardly 10 minutes, but the fact that he was largely dominating ''Roberta'' earns him a spot.
* WouldHitAGirl: Then offer to fuck her at that.

!! Verrocchio
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->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (JP), Creator/ScottMcNeil (EN)

Head of an Italian mafia operating in Roanapur. [[spoiler:He hired Hansel and Gretel to assassinate Balalaika and Chang so that he could take control over Roanapur's underworld, but quickly found that the CreepyTwins didn't enjoy being ''told'' to kill.]]

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* AmazonChaser: Has a thing for Rosarita. She's as ''Amazon'' as they get.
* {{Badass}}: This is the ''only man'' to legitimately get the upper hand on [[FanNickname Death Poppins]].
* BadassBaritone: He's given a ''very'' deep voice in the dub.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: This guy can block ''her'' blow for blow, and punch hard enough to make her vomit. Keep in mind, a ''car crash'' doesn't leave a scratch on this woman.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He's got a serious hard-on for her, but he's also not about to let ''her'' get on top. Even when sex is on his mind, he keeps his distance and his gun aimed.
* DidntSeeThatComing: He was playing it safe, but he didn't expect her to have a derringer hidden in her belt buckle - it cost him.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The deepest voice of any member of the cast.
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: After shooting him, Roberta proceeds to pummel his head into a ''paste.''.
* WeHardlyKnewYou: He was on screen for hardly 10 minutes, but the fact that he was largely dominating ''Roberta'' earns him a spot.
* WouldHitAGirl: Then offer to fuck her at that.

!! Verrocchio
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!!Major General Liu
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->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (JP), Creator/ScottMcNeil (EN)

Head of an Italian mafia operating in Roanapur. [[spoiler:He hired Hansel and Gretel to assassinate Balalaika and Chang so that he could take control over Roanapur's underworld, but quickly found that the CreepyTwins didn't enjoy being ''told'' to kill.]]
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Ma's superior officer.



* BadBoss: He's alsmost as as bad to employees as Chaka.
* TheChessmaster: Admittedly, his strategy for [[spoiler: knocking out Balalaika was decent, hiring in outsiders who wouldn't be traced back to him (especially since one of his own "conveniently" dies). Except the outsiders were less-than-subtle spree killers.]]
%%* ClusterFBomb
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:While we don't ''see'' the result of the twins turning on him, we certainly ''hear'' it.]]
%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard
%%* JerkAss
%%* KarmicDeath
* PointyHairedBoss: Admittedly, he was under some [[LaserGuidedKarma stress]] at the time. He still repeatedly smashed his lieutenant's face into his desk ''for offering advice.''
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!! Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai
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->Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/KellySheridan (EN)

An Indian counterfeiter whose goal is to create perfect counterfeit money. After members of the Floridian cartel that hired her lose patience with her due to continued {{schedule slip}}s and shoot one of her co-workers to death before giving her a 48-hours deadline to finish her job, she flees from the members of the cartel and eventually seeks sanctuary with the Church of Violence, unleashing a ''mad'' pursuit.

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* BadBoss: InsaneAdmiral: A general in this case. He liquidates the entire first division after the Germans catch on to the PLA's cyber-espionage activities due to concern it will damage German-Chinese relations. Though it seems so far, the only person slated to be outright ''killed'' is Feng.
* InternalAffairs: Operating as this to Colonel Ma's division after the Germans got solid proof they had been compromised by PLA espionage.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: His suspicions about Feng jump up after it's revealed she knew about the existence of Annenheim Distribution, a PLA shell corporation that was supposed to be above her paygrade.
* {{Unperson}}: After the operation to spy on Rainbach AG is compromised, he orders the complete dissolution of the entire operation, including all peoples associated with it.
* YouHaveFailedMe:
He's alsmost as as bad to employees as Chaka.
* TheChessmaster: Admittedly, his strategy for [[spoiler: knocking out Balalaika was decent, hiring in outsiders who wouldn't be traced back to him (especially since one of his own "conveniently" dies). Except the outsiders were less-than-subtle spree killers.]]
%%* ClusterFBomb
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:While we don't ''see'' the result of the twins turning on him, we certainly ''hear'' it.]]
%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard
%%* JerkAss
%%* KarmicDeath
* PointyHairedBoss: Admittedly, he was under some [[LaserGuidedKarma stress]] at the time. He still repeatedly smashed his lieutenant's face into his desk ''for offering advice.''
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
!! Janet "Greenback Jane" Bhai
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Greenback_Jane_1032.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/KellySheridan (EN)

An Indian counterfeiter whose goal is to create perfect counterfeit money. After members of the Floridian cartel that hired her lose patience
pretty furious with her due to continued {{schedule slip}}s and shoot one of her co-workers to death before giving her a 48-hours deadline to finish her job, she flees from Ma's division for getting detected by the members of the cartel and eventually seeks sanctuary with the Church of Violence, unleashing a ''mad'' pursuit.Germans.



* BoobsOfSteel: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] rather interestingly for a series that typically plays this straight. Has the biggest bust of the prominent female characters at a whopping ''K'', yet is the weakest female in the cast. Or, [[WorldOfActionGirls more accurately]], one of the ''only'' weak females in the cast.
* ButtMonkey: Her first time in Roanapur sucked incredibly hard. Her colleage gets shot and she has to run from a cartel. Jane goes to the Ripoff Church for sanctuary, and gets [[CaptainObvious ripped off]] by Eda. Eda then betrays her to many contract killers to get more money. Jane gets a little rest in a bad motel, then gets chased by a [[CarnivalofKillers bunch of madmen]] the rest of the night. And Eda kept extorting more and more cash from the unfortunate sod, too.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's a blond Indian woman.
* GeekyTurnOn: She once says watching Benny break code turns her on.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HarmlessVillain: She is so ineffectual in her villainy that it's hard to take her seriously. Then the tenth book came out, and changed that magnificently.
* InsufferableGenius: Listening to her detailed explanation on how she prints money is ''PAINFUL.'' She also takes no small amount of glee for proving Revy and Eda don't know how to recognize counterfeit cash.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy, and full of herself, so she doesn't really fit all the criteria.
* MsFanservice: [[PantyShot Unintentionally so]] in her first arc. As of her reappearance, she's embraced this wholeheartedly, from dress to manner.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Not at first, but after having sex once with Benny in her intro arc, she returns to Roanapur as a "grade-A fuck freak" (As Revy puts it) who's implied to regularly sleep around. She's also ditched the modest [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v06/c039/18.html work shirt and skirt]] for [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v08/c077/8.html this getup]]. Benny doesn't seem to care though, or at the very least is too flustered by her hyper sexual behavior to say anything.
* NaiveNewcomer: Starts like that, but CharacterDevelopment takes care of that. Though she didn't think about the possible consequences about letting her colleague, who had probably never been to Thailand, come from Bangkok to Roanapur BY HERSELF. Later on it's revealed that she planned from the beginning [[spoiler:to betray that colleague anyway]], it means she probably just didn't care.
* PairTheSmartOnes: With Benny, Lagoon's hacker-man. [[GeekyTurnOn She once said watching him work turned her on.]]
* PantyShot: Keeps being subjected to her flowing skirt going up and giving the viewer a nice view of her legs and panties.
* ReallyGetsAround: After visiting Roanapur for the first time. By the time she returns, it's implied she's gotten a bit out of control. You know it's bad when even [[NiceGuy Rock]] dismissively calls her a "harlot". Also revealed an interest in getting herself gangbanged. [[TooDumbToLive And she planned on roping Rock into it.]] Revy was ''pissed'' about it.
* ShesGotLegs: And boy did she have to use them while running from the freaks of Roanapur.
* {{Technobabble}}: Over the finer details of counterfeit money. Revy is not amused.
* ThreatBackfire: When Revy threatens to screw Jane so hard that no-one but Revy will be able to sexually satisfy her ever again, Jane has a look on her face like she was either in awe of the boast, or thinking about making Revy go through with her threat.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she showed up in Roanapur once again, [[spoiler:especially when she frames Li for hacking into the PLA.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: After her first arc, she's taken to wearing a slim tube-top and just plain skimpier clothes in general.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Jane's actions in [[spoiler:framing Li sets off the events of the Wired Red Wild Card arc.]]
* YouHave48Hours: What the Floridian cartel tells her. She manages to escape from them.


!! Shane Caxton
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShinjiOgawa (JP), Creator/RonHalder (EN)

An US Army Major, and commander of the ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men.

Due to the accidental death of Diego Lovelace during a political assassination for which his unit was responsible for, he unwittingly made an enemy out of Roberta - who effectively declared war on him and the entire NSA. With his next assignment being the capture of Shue Yan, an opium harvester located in the Golden Triangle, Caxton and his men were temporarily stationed in Roanapur to await further orders - and giving Roberta a nice scent. This put '''all''' of Roanapur on edge; the Triads, Hotel Moscow, and especially the Cartel given their previous history with her. The [[spoiler:CIA]] too gets involved, due to having a nice fat stake in the opium trade - effectively making the whole ordeal a giant pissing match between the two organizations. As Caxton puts it, he just walked into a "gigantic clusterfuck."

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* BoobsOfSteel: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] rather interestingly for a series that typically plays this straight. Has the biggest bust of the prominent female characters at a whopping ''K'', yet is the weakest female in the cast. Or, [[WorldOfActionGirls more accurately]], one of the ''only'' weak females in the cast.
* ButtMonkey: Her first time in Roanapur sucked incredibly hard. Her colleage gets shot and she has to run from a cartel. Jane goes to the Ripoff Church for sanctuary, and gets [[CaptainObvious ripped off]] by Eda. Eda then betrays her to many contract killers to get more money. Jane gets a little rest in a bad motel, then gets chased by a [[CarnivalofKillers bunch of madmen]] the rest of the night. And Eda kept extorting more and more cash from the unfortunate sod, too.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's a blond Indian woman.
* GeekyTurnOn: She once says watching Benny break code turns her on.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HarmlessVillain: She is so ineffectual in her villainy that it's hard to take her seriously. Then the tenth book came out, and changed that magnificently.
* InsufferableGenius: Listening to her detailed explanation on how she prints money is ''PAINFUL.'' She also takes no small amount of glee for proving Revy and Eda don't know how to recognize counterfeit cash.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy, and full of herself, so she doesn't really fit all the criteria.
* MsFanservice: [[PantyShot Unintentionally so]] in her first arc. As of her reappearance, she's embraced this wholeheartedly, from dress to manner.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Not at first, but after having sex once with Benny in her intro arc, she returns to Roanapur as a "grade-A fuck freak" (As Revy puts it) who's implied to regularly sleep around. She's also ditched the modest [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v06/c039/18.html work shirt and skirt]] for [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/black_lagoon/v08/c077/8.html this getup]]. Benny doesn't seem to care though, or at the very least is too flustered by her hyper sexual behavior to say anything.
* NaiveNewcomer: Starts like that, but CharacterDevelopment takes care of that. Though she didn't think about the possible consequences about letting her colleague, who had probably never been to Thailand, come from Bangkok to Roanapur BY HERSELF. Later on it's revealed that she planned from the beginning [[spoiler:to betray that colleague anyway]], it means she probably just didn't care.
* PairTheSmartOnes: With Benny, Lagoon's hacker-man. [[GeekyTurnOn She once said watching him work turned her on.]]
* PantyShot: Keeps being subjected to her flowing skirt going up and giving the viewer a nice view of her legs and panties.
* ReallyGetsAround: After visiting Roanapur for the first time. By the time she returns, it's implied she's gotten a bit out of control. You know it's bad when even [[NiceGuy Rock]] dismissively calls her a "harlot". Also revealed an interest in getting herself gangbanged. [[TooDumbToLive And she planned on roping Rock into it.]] Revy was ''pissed'' about it.
* ShesGotLegs: And boy did she have to use them while running from the freaks of Roanapur.
* {{Technobabble}}: Over the finer details of counterfeit money. Revy is not amused.
* ThreatBackfire: When Revy threatens to screw Jane so hard that no-one but Revy will be able to sexually satisfy her ever again, Jane has a look on her face like she was either in awe of the boast, or thinking about making Revy go through with her threat.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she showed up in Roanapur once again, [[spoiler:especially when she frames Li for hacking into the PLA.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: After her first arc, she's taken to wearing a slim tube-top and just plain skimpier clothes in general.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Jane's actions in [[spoiler:framing Li sets off the events of the Wired Red Wild Card arc.]]
* YouHave48Hours: What the Floridian cartel tells her. She manages to escape from them.


!! Shane Caxton
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!!2nd Lt. Yeyin
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShinjiOgawa (JP), Creator/RonHalder (EN)

An US Army Major, and commander of the ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men.

Due to the accidental death of Diego Lovelace during a political assassination for which his unit was responsible for, he unwittingly made an enemy out of Roberta - who effectively declared war on him and the entire NSA. With his next assignment being the capture of Shue Yan, an opium harvester located in the Golden Triangle, Caxton and his men were temporarily stationed in Roanapur to await further orders - and giving Roberta a nice scent. This put '''all''' of Roanapur on edge; the Triads, Hotel Moscow, and especially the Cartel given their previous history with her. The [[spoiler:CIA]] too gets involved, due to having a nice fat stake in the opium trade - effectively making the whole ordeal a giant pissing match between the two organizations. As Caxton puts it, he just walked into a "gigantic clusterfuck."
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General Liu's assistant.



* AchillesHeel: His is the fact that he's a FriendToAllChildren. While it made him a badass during Nam, nowadays it just serves to paint a target on his back - much to the dismay of his men.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where he can ''hardly'' qualify as "evil" at all. He's one of the only few genuinely decent people in the entire series.
* TheAtoner: The moment he realizes that he's unwittingly responsible for destroying Garcia's family and driving Roberta insane, he aims to do right by it - to the point where he even hands Garcia a gun to shoot him if it'll satisfy him.
* {{Badass}}: [[BadassArmy While he didn't do it all by himself]], his men were ultimately responsible for shooting up [[OneManArmy Roberta]] to the point where she's now a cripple (but just in the OVA). Even ''Balalaika'' gives him the highest of praise for his skills.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Together with Rock and Garcia, he orchestrated temporarily faking his death to help Roberta snap back to reality AND capture Shue Yan.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: An ''extremely rare'' positive portrayal of this trope; Shane embodies all of the ''positive'' attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, ''this man'' is what all marines should strive to be like.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:It cost him practically all of his men, but in the end he accomplished his mission, gave Garcia closure and helped save Roberta. He's last seen on the boat at the end of El Baile de la Muerte arc - chapter 76. In the OVA, he's last seen standing together with son, and wife of the Japanese engineer at the Lovelace mansion.]]
* {{Foil}}: Balalaika's. They both went out of their way to save a child and were put in less than desirable situations as a result: Shane now operates assassinations and other wet-work assignments for the NSA, and Balalaika was discharged (the Soviet Union collapsed almost immediately afterwards anyway). The only difference is, Shane held onto his ideals and still had a place to call home, even if it's not what it used to be. Balalaika on the other hand had ''nothing'' but her men - the only place she could remotely call a home was the [[TheMafiya Russian mafia]] - remnants of the KGB and GRU.
* FriendToAllChildren: Single-handedly defended a little girl during the Vietnam War ''from his own men'', and current-day went out of his way to keep Garcia safe.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:It can be assumed that he quit working for the United States as he's seen with Roberta and Garcia at the end.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Another one of his flaws. During Nam, he went up against his ''entire'' unit to protect a little Vietnamese girl from getting raped. He also nearly got shot by Garcia due to this.
* NiceGuy: One of the only few genuinely good people in this fucked up world.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PunchClockVillain
* WorthyOpponent: He has earned Balalaika's respect as a commander and soldier worth killing - on the ''battlefield''. In a shithole like Roanapur, the respect she has for him opts her to send the Desantniki to cover his escape. [[spoiler: The manga, and the anime are different in this case. In the manga Balalaika was indecisive about the Grey Fox, and she wished to attack them. Only after Mr. Chang persuasion she decided to send the Desantiki to cover their escape.]]


!! Lotton the Wizard
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/SamuelVincent (EN)

A handsome, long-coated adventurer introduced during the Greenback Jane arc, he is one of the few survivors of the band of mercenaries hunting for Jane. He now lives with the other two, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner.

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* AchillesHeel: His is the fact that he's a FriendToAllChildren. While it made him a badass during Nam, nowadays it just serves to paint a target on his back - much to the dismay {{Adorkable}}: She spends most of his men.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where he can ''hardly'' qualify as "evil" at all. He's one of the only few genuinely decent people
her time looking like a deer in the entire series.
headlights or awkwardly hiding behind her paperwork.
* TheAtoner: BeleagueredAssistant: The moment he realizes that he's unwittingly responsible for destroying Garcia's family and driving Roberta insane, he aims to do right by it - to the point where he even poor girl has her hands Garcia a gun full trying to shoot him if it'll satisfy him.
* {{Badass}}: [[BadassArmy While he didn't do it all by himself]], his men were ultimately responsible
run errands for shooting up [[OneManArmy Roberta]] to the point where she's now a cripple (but just in the OVA). Even ''Balalaika'' gives him the highest of praise for his skills.
her boss.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Together with Rock and Garcia, he orchestrated temporarily faking his death to help Roberta snap back to reality AND capture Shue Yan.]]
* {{Eagleland}}: An ''extremely rare'' positive portrayal of this trope; Shane embodies all of the ''positive'' attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, ''this man'' is what all marines should strive to be like.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:It cost him practically all of his men, but in the end he accomplished his mission, gave Garcia closure and helped save Roberta. He's last seen on the boat at the end of El Baile de la Muerte arc - chapter 76. In the OVA, he's last seen standing together with son, and wife of the Japanese engineer at the Lovelace mansion.]]
* {{Foil}}: Balalaika's. They both went out of their way to save a child and were put in less than desirable situations as a result: Shane now operates assassinations and other wet-work assignments for the NSA, and Balalaika was discharged (the Soviet Union collapsed almost immediately afterwards anyway). The only difference is, Shane held onto his ideals and still had a place to call home, even if
{{Expy}}: Yes, it's not what it used to be. Balalaika on the other hand had ''nothing'' true that ''Anime/PsychoPass'' came out years after this arc started, but DAMN if she doesn't look identical to Akane. Given Creator/GenUrobuchi's [[LightNovels involvement]] with ''Black Lagoon'', maybe this was intentional.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She sure looks like it, especially when
her men - the only place she could remotely call a home was the [[TheMafiya Russian mafia]] - remnants superiors are having shouting matches with each other. She just tries to stay out of the KGB fight and GRU.
* FriendToAllChildren: Single-handedly defended a little girl during the Vietnam War ''from his own men'', and current-day went out of his way to keep Garcia safe.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:It can be assumed that he quit working for the United States as he's seen with Roberta and Garcia at the end.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Another one of his flaws. During Nam, he went up against his ''entire'' unit to protect a little Vietnamese girl from getting raped. He also nearly got shot by Garcia due to this.
* NiceGuy: One of the only few genuinely good people in this fucked up world.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PunchClockVillain
* WorthyOpponent: He has earned Balalaika's respect as a commander and soldier worth killing - on the ''battlefield''. In a shithole like Roanapur, the respect
recite whatever useful information she has for him opts her to send the Desantniki to cover his escape. [[spoiler: The manga, and the anime are different in this case. In the manga Balalaika was indecisive about the Grey Fox, and she wished to attack them. Only after Mr. Chang persuasion she decided to send the Desantiki to cover their escape.]]


!! Lotton the Wizard
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lotton_thumb_2285.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/SamuelVincent (EN)

A handsome, long-coated adventurer introduced during the Greenback Jane arc, he is one of the few survivors of the band of mercenaries hunting for Jane. He now lives with the other two, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner.
has.



* AntiVillain: He's one of the nicest people in the show, and is only really antagonistic from the viewpoint of the protagonists (and even then, only in his first appearance).
* BadassLongcoat: Averted. While he does carry a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]] (a Mauser C96), CoolShades and wears a BadassLongcoat, his first appearance in an action scene ended with him being shot off of a rooftop before he could finish his InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. It hasn't gotten any better for him since.
* BigEntrance: Has an obsession with this that's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Bishonen}}: His excessive good looks lead Revy to first assume he's Shenhua's "man-whore".
* CoolGun: His twin Mauser C96s; the so-called "Broomhandle" Mauser which was used as the basis for [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's]] blaster.
* CoolShades: He ''tries'' to look cool with these, but fails.
* CrazyPrepared: He might not be all that bright, but he has a BulletproofVest unlike the rest of the CarnivalOfKillers and [[BallsOfSteel metal armor for his groin]], which helped save his balls when Roberta [[GroinAttack kicked them]].
* DrinkOrder: Milk, since he CantHoldHisLiquor.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "There's no way I can just ignore an injured girl and let her die."
* TheFool: One the one hand, he seems to be a complete ''idiot'', what with his obsession with being "cool" leading him to trying to deliberately invoke shonen style actions that just cause him to get shot at. On the other hand, he also manages to survive by having the common sense to do things like wear body armor, and even saves Sawyer and Shenhua from Roberta by intervening at the right time and allowing her to beat him up.
* GunsAkimbo: With two Broomhandle Mausers, except he didn´t get to use them onscreen yet.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sort of. He saves both [[PsychoForHire Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]], but given the CrapsackWorld setting of this series, both seem pretty nice--they then became semi-loyal allies instead of [[TheFarmerAndTheViper killing him immediately thereafter.]] Yes, they'll kill anyone if the price is right, but if that's the worst thing about you in [[WretchedHive Roanapur]], you can't be ''that'' bad, so he may have actually been on point with this one.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Is very fond of pre-battle speeches. ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' being the kind of show that it is, it doesn't do him much good.
* JokeCharacter: He deliberately acts like a shonen action hero. In Roanapur. He pretty much never gets to do anything in battle because people shoot him down whilst he's posturing and/or monologuing.
* LargeHam: Mostly thanks to his tendency to deliver InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches at the drop of a hat.
* MadeOfIron: Played with. Even when he's shot, falling down from a building or being [[GroinAttack kicked in the balls]] (by Roberta of all people!), he just rises up again and continues on. Luckily, he's smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest and a metal codpiece, though he got kicked so hard that the codpiece ''dented'', and still fell from a rooftop onto solid asphalt. In general he takes far more punishment than most people could handle.
* MeaningfulName: The alternate translation of his name qualifies; his name is Rotton, pronounced "rotten", and he's [[IncrediblyLamePun an absolutely rotten gunslinger]].
* NiceGuy: Now that Rock no longer qualifies for this trope, he is the sole possessor of it in Roanapur.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rotton? Lotton? The North American translation says its Lotton while most of the scanlations says its Rotton...
* TokenGoodTeammate:
** Compared to his fellow bounty hunters, who are either complete psychopaths at worst and a bunch of backstabbing cutthroats at best.
** Also of the PowerTrio he's formed with Shenhua and Sawyer. One's a gleefully violent assassin, the other is a macabre "cleaner" who hacks up living people and corpses alike with total aplomb. And then there's Lotton, who deliberately runs on idealistic action hero tropes.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's the whitest haired and nicest character in the series.
* WideEyedIdealist: And judging by how disconnected from the harsh realities of life he is, it's going to take a lot more to break him than it did to break Rock.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Lotton acts like he came from a more idealistic series. Even Rock has become more savvy to the way the world works than he has. But at least the guy who behaves like he's got PlotArmor is savvy enough to wear ''actual'' armor.


!! Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner"
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->Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A feared presence in the Roanapur underworld, who helps the various crime organizations dispose of corpses (and soon to be corpses) with her trusty [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Actually a rather pretty young goth girl.

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* AntiVillain: He's one of the nicest people in the show, and is only really antagonistic from the viewpoint of the protagonists (and even then, only in his first appearance).
* BadassLongcoat: Averted. While he does carry a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]] (a Mauser C96), CoolShades and wears a BadassLongcoat, his first appearance in an action scene ended with him being shot off of a rooftop before he could finish his InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. It hasn't gotten any better for him since.
* BigEntrance: Has an obsession with this that's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Bishonen}}: His excessive good looks lead Revy to first assume he's Shenhua's "man-whore".
* CoolGun: His twin Mauser C96s; the so-called "Broomhandle" Mauser which was used as the basis for [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's]] blaster.
* CoolShades: He ''tries'' to look cool with these, but fails.
* CrazyPrepared: He might not be all that bright, but he has a BulletproofVest unlike the rest of the CarnivalOfKillers and [[BallsOfSteel metal armor for his groin]], which helped save his balls when Roberta [[GroinAttack kicked them]].
* DrinkOrder: Milk, since he CantHoldHisLiquor.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "There's no way I can just ignore an injured girl and let her die."
* TheFool: One the one hand, he seems to be a complete ''idiot'', what with his obsession with being "cool" leading him to trying to deliberately invoke shonen style actions that just cause him to get shot at. On the other hand, he also manages to survive by having the common sense to do things like wear body armor, and even saves Sawyer and Shenhua from Roberta by intervening at the right time and allowing her to beat him up.
* GunsAkimbo: With two Broomhandle Mausers, except he didn´t get to use them onscreen yet.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sort of. He saves both [[PsychoForHire Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]], but given the CrapsackWorld setting of this series, both seem pretty nice--they then became semi-loyal allies instead of [[TheFarmerAndTheViper killing him immediately thereafter.]] Yes, they'll kill anyone if the price is right, but if that's the worst thing about you in [[WretchedHive Roanapur]], you can't be ''that'' bad, so he may have actually been on point with this one.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Is very fond of pre-battle speeches. ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' being the kind of show that it is, it doesn't do him much good.
* JokeCharacter: He deliberately acts like a shonen action hero. In Roanapur. He pretty much never gets to do anything in battle because people shoot him down whilst he's posturing and/or monologuing.
* LargeHam: Mostly thanks to his tendency to deliver InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches at the drop of a hat.
* MadeOfIron: Played with. Even when he's shot, falling down from a building or being [[GroinAttack kicked in the balls]] (by Roberta of all people!), he just rises up again and continues on. Luckily, he's smart enough to wear a bulletproof vest and a metal codpiece, though he got kicked so hard that the codpiece ''dented'', and still fell from a rooftop onto solid asphalt. In general he takes far more punishment than most people could handle.
* MeaningfulName: The alternate translation of his name qualifies; his name is Rotton, pronounced "rotten", and he's [[IncrediblyLamePun an absolutely rotten gunslinger]].
* NiceGuy: Now that Rock no longer qualifies for this trope, he is the sole possessor of it in Roanapur.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rotton? Lotton? The North American translation says its Lotton while most of the scanlations says its Rotton...
* TokenGoodTeammate:
** Compared to his fellow bounty hunters, who are either complete psychopaths at worst and a bunch of backstabbing cutthroats at best.
** Also of the PowerTrio he's formed with Shenhua and Sawyer. One's a gleefully violent assassin, the other is a macabre "cleaner" who hacks up living people and corpses alike with total aplomb. And then there's Lotton, who deliberately runs on idealistic action hero tropes.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Inverted. He's the whitest haired and nicest character in the series.
* WideEyedIdealist: And judging by how disconnected from the harsh realities of life he is, it's going to take a lot more to break him than it did to break Rock.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Lotton acts like he came from a more idealistic series. Even Rock has become more savvy to the way the world works than he has. But at least the guy who behaves like he's got PlotArmor is savvy enough to wear ''actual'' armor.


!! Frederica Sawyer "the Cleaner"
!!Captain Yang
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->Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

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A feared presence Chinese operative in the Roanapur underworld, who helps the various crime organizations dispose of corpses (and soon to be corpses) with her trusty [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Actually a rather pretty young goth girl.Roanapur.



* AxCrazy: Sawyer loved chopping up people with her chainsaw so much that she became a professional cleaner so she could slice up all the unfortunate people that pissed off the different mafia groups in Roanapur.
* BadassAdorable: She's capable of fighting people with her chainsaw, to the point she can actually ''deflect bullets with it'', but at the same time, she's a surprisingly cute, even vulnerable-looking goth-girl.
* TheButcher: It's even her legitimate career, to hide her job as a body-cleaner, torturer-for-hire, and amateur bounty hunter.
* ChainsawGood: So good in fact that she can use it to ''deflect bullets''.
* CleanupCrew: Everybody brings their garbage to her, be it dead or still moving.
* CreepyMonotone: She has one of these whenever she uses her artificial voice box to communicate.
* CuteBruiser: A cute goth girl, but quite capable of beating the hell out of anyone, and won't think twice about slaughtering her way through a melee with her chainsaw.
* CuteMute: Downplayed; while she is cute in a goth-punk sort of way and does appear to be missing her vocal cords, she can be quite mouthy when she has her electrolarynx device.
* DissonantSerenity: She's quite cheerful; at one point [[spoiler: when she's explaining that the bad odor in a hotel room results from the ooze from rotted corpses she had to clean up there earlier]] she smiles happily while all around her, people are losing their lunch, and may in fact be giggling ''because'' the others are losing their lunch.
* EarnYourTitle: Sawyer "The Cleaner": she cleans up messes, specializing in body disposal, and the bodies being alive or dead doesn't matter to her.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Her fellow mercenaries have this reaction during the Greenback Jane arc, as most of them have never seen her in person, and those who have, only saw her swathed in surgical dress which obscured her features.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice is a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Given her violent profession, her slashed throat signifies the evil scars.
* {{Goth}}: She dresses as a goth when not "on the job". She's basically the [[LonersAreFreaks Lone Psycho]] Goth, although she's more lone, due to having her vocal cords cut, and psycho, because everyone in this series is, than because she is a goth.
** She does have her PerkyGoth moments, but even those are tempered by her usual deadpan expression.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone refers to her by her last name Sawyer, her full name is Frederica Sawyer.
* MeaningfulName: Sawyer - Saw-er, one who saws. Not to mention the ShoutOut below.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves playing violent video games and discussing the clean-up jobs she does.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Averted, She enjoys the money, but she does enjoy [[AxCrazy the work]] too.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It appears that nobody knows her first name, only Sawyer the Cleaner. Revy also calls her by the nickname {{Goth}} Girl.
* ParryingBullets: Blocks bullets... with a chainsaw.
* PsychoForHire: She really loves both her jobs; her job disposing of bodies after torturing that person, and her job as a bounty hunter.
* SamusIsAGirl: Several characters react this way {{in-universe}} when they discover that she's female, since most people deal with her when she's covered head to toe in scrubs that obscure her face.
* SelfHarm: It's implied that she does this. In Chapter #41, scars can be seen on her wrist while she is climbing a ladder, and a few official artworks featuring her show a fairly large amount of scars on her wrists.
* ShoutOut: Her name and weapon of choice are one to the family in the original ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.
* SlashedThroat: She lost her voice to a throat injuries and the subsequent scar left a rather massive impression.
* VagueAge: She looks young enough to be in her mid teens, though looking at her status and "profession", it's possible she's already in her 20's.
* VillainousBSOD:
** Whenever she loses her communication device, an Ultravoice. She later upgrades to a choker-mounted version to prevent such incidents.
** She's later seen shaking in terror after the team confronts a crazed Roberta. Considering [[AxeCrazy Roberta's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge state]] at the time it's understandable, since the woman broke Sawyer's chainsaw in half '''with her bare hands.'''
* VillainsOutShopping: When she, Shenhau and Lotton appear in Roberta's Trail of Blood, she and Lotton are happily playing a videogame together.

!!Bao
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->Voiced by: Shiro Saito (JP), Alec Willows (EN)

Bao is the owner and bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Yellow Flag Bar]]. His establishment is frequently filled with bullet holes, blown-up, and otherwise trashed, but he always survives by hiding behind his armored bar and firing a shotgun at any threats. Revy owes him for damages, but always manages to avoid paying. He also owns a brothel set up on the top floor of his bar and he is a former ARVN soldier who fought in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
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* BadGuyBar: The Yellow Flag, naturally. It seems to be the "main" bar of the city and is where all of the place's criminal factions can meet up at any given time. Balalaika even foots the bill when Roberta blows the place up, indicating that it may be a front for Hotel Moscow. What that means, regarding Bao himself, is anyone's guess.
* ButtMonkey: A mild example. He and his bar have to take a lot of shit throughout the series, and it is treated as a RunningGag, but it's rarely ever targeted at him personally. He just isn't on anyone's radar, and that explains why he's survived for so long.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly for the bar; he's probably a former ARVN soldier and the flag of the [[BananaRepublic Republic of Vietnam]] was mainly yellow, in contrast to [[DirtyCommies the Communist red.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A war veteran who routinely survives having his establishment torn to pieces by nearly every faction in ''[[WretchedHive Roanapur]]''. In any other work of fiction, he'd probably be one of the most {{Badass}} people around. Here, he's a very minor character who doesn't even rank as far as {{Badass}} goes.
* RetiredBadass: He is a former ARVN soldier who fought in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: He keeps a shotgun behind the bar handy for inevitable shootouts.

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* AxCrazy: Sawyer loved chopping up people with her chainsaw so much that she became a professional cleaner so she could slice up all the unfortunate people that pissed off the different mafia groups in Roanapur.
* BadassAdorable: She's capable of fighting people with her chainsaw,
ContractOnTheHitman: Arranges to the point she can actually ''deflect bullets with it'', but at the same time, she's a surprisingly cute, even vulnerable-looking goth-girl.
* TheButcher: It's even her legitimate career, to hide her job as a body-cleaner, torturer-for-hire, and amateur bounty hunter.
* ChainsawGood: So good in fact that she can use it to ''deflect bullets''.
* CleanupCrew: Everybody brings their garbage to her, be it dead or still moving.
* CreepyMonotone: She has one of these whenever she uses her artificial voice box to communicate.
* CuteBruiser: A cute goth girl, but quite capable of beating the hell out of anyone, and won't think twice about slaughtering her way through a melee with her chainsaw.
* CuteMute: Downplayed; while
have Feng killed after she is cute in a goth-punk sort of way and does appear to be missing her vocal cords, she can be quite mouthy when she has her electrolarynx device.
* DissonantSerenity: She's quite cheerful; at one point [[spoiler: when she's explaining that the bad odor in a hotel room results from the ooze from rotted corpses she had to clean up there earlier]] she smiles happily while all around her, people are losing their lunch, and may in fact be giggling ''because'' the others are losing their lunch.
* EarnYourTitle: Sawyer "The Cleaner": she cleans up messes, specializing in body disposal, and the bodies being alive or dead doesn't matter to her.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Her fellow mercenaries have this reaction during the Greenback Jane arc, as most of them have never seen her in person, and those who have, only saw her swathed in surgical dress which obscured her features.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: She's a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice is a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Given her violent profession, her slashed throat signifies the evil scars.
* {{Goth}}: She dresses as a goth when not "on the job". She's basically the [[LonersAreFreaks Lone Psycho]] Goth, although she's more lone, due to having her vocal cords cut, and psycho, because everyone in this series is, than because she is a goth.
** She does have her PerkyGoth moments, but even those are tempered by her usual deadpan expression.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone refers to her by her last name Sawyer, her full name is Frederica Sawyer.
* MeaningfulName: Sawyer - Saw-er, one who saws. Not to mention the ShoutOut below.
* NightmareFetishist: She loves playing violent video games and discussing the clean-up jobs she does.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Averted, She enjoys the money, but she does enjoy [[AxCrazy the work]] too.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It appears that nobody knows her first name, only Sawyer the Cleaner. Revy also calls her
disavowed by the nickname {{Goth}} Girl.
PLA.
* ParryingBullets: Blocks bullets... with a chainsaw.
* PsychoForHire: She really loves both her jobs; her job disposing of bodies after torturing that person, and her job as a bounty hunter.
* SamusIsAGirl: Several characters react this way {{in-universe}} when they discover that she's female, since most people deal with her when she's covered head to toe in scrubs that obscure her face.
* SelfHarm: It's implied that she does this. In Chapter #41, scars can be seen on her wrist while she is climbing a ladder, and a few official artworks featuring her show a fairly large amount of scars on her wrists.
* ShoutOut: Her name and weapon of choice are one to the family in the original ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.
* SlashedThroat: She lost her voice to a throat injuries and the subsequent scar left a rather massive impression.
* VagueAge: She looks young enough to be in her mid teens, though looking at her status and "profession", it's possible she's already in her 20's.
* VillainousBSOD:
** Whenever she loses her communication device, an Ultravoice. She later upgrades to a choker-mounted version to prevent such incidents.
** She's later seen shaking in terror after the team confronts a crazed Roberta. Considering [[AxeCrazy Roberta's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge state]] at the
RunningGag: Every time it's understandable, since he tries to ask the woman broke Sawyer's chainsaw in half '''with her bare hands.'''
* VillainsOutShopping: When she, Shenhau and Lotton appear in Roberta's Trail of Blood, she and Lotton are happily playing a videogame together.

!!Bao
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->Voiced by: Shiro Saito (JP), Alec Willows (EN)

Bao is the owner and bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Yellow Flag Bar]]. His establishment is frequently filled with bullet holes, blown-up, and otherwise trashed, but he always survives by hiding behind his armored bar and firing a shotgun at any threats. Revy owes him for damages, but always manages to avoid paying. He also owns a brothel set up on the top floor of his bar and he is a former ARVN soldier who fought in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
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* BadGuyBar: The Yellow Flag, naturally. It seems to be the "main" bar of the city and is where all of the place's criminal factions can meet up at any given time. Balalaika even foots the bill when Roberta blows the place up, indicating that it may be a front for Hotel Moscow. What that means, regarding Bao himself, is anyone's guess.
* ButtMonkey: A mild example. He and his bar have to take a lot of shit throughout the series, and it is treated as a RunningGag, but it's rarely ever targeted at him personally. He just isn't on anyone's radar, and that explains why
assassin trio he's survived for so long.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly for the bar; he's probably a former ARVN soldier and the flag of the [[BananaRepublic Republic of Vietnam]] was mainly yellow, in contrast to [[DirtyCommies the Communist red.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A war veteran who routinely survives having his establishment torn to pieces by nearly every faction in ''[[WretchedHive Roanapur]]''. In any other work of fiction, he'd probably be one of the most {{Badass}} people around. Here, he's a very minor character who doesn't even rank as far as {{Badass}} goes.
* RetiredBadass: He is a former ARVN soldier who fought in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: He keeps a shotgun behind the bar handy for inevitable shootouts.
hired where their fourth brother is, something interrupts him.




[[folder:People's Liberation Army]]

!!Sergeant-Major Feng Yifei [[spoiler:/ Li Xinlin]]
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--> ''"How I die, and thus how I live, are choices only I can make. Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest?"''

A hacker for the People's Liberation Army. Her official rank is NCO 5th class, a.k.a. Sgt. Major.
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* AnimeChineseGirl: Interestingly [[AvertedTrope averts]] almost all the typical stereotypes. She also has a detailed backstory, coming from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennongjia Shennongjia, Hubei province]], and being the granddaughter of a veteran of the Chinese Civil War.
* ATeamFiring: She gets into a shootout with Revy at [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange point blank range]] while attempting to hijack Rock's car and every shot misses. Except poor Rock who has to contend with all the hot shell casings flying at him.
* BilingualBonus: After Janet smugly reveals how she played her like a fiddle, she furiously yells an untranslated "Ta ma de!" at her ([[PrecisionFStrike "FUCK YOU!"]]).
* ClickHello: Suddenly holds Rock up at gunpoint while his car is stopped near the Yellow Flag, as she knew the bar is a regular destination of his.
* DeadpanSnarker: When a guy at an Internet cafe tries to hit on her.
--> '''Random guy''': "Now that's a rare sight. You don't see many girls in this town in a net cafe. Hey you. Where'd you come from?"
--> '''Feng''': [[CaptainObvious From the entrance.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Her family placed no expectations on her. She never developed any goals in life either, so they ended up booting her to the PLA.
* DoNotGoGentle: Invoked. Once she calms down and realizes just how badly screwed she is, she resolves to fight with every fiber of her being.
* ForeheadOfDoom / {{Meganekko}}: Sawyer refers to her as "the forehead glasses girl."
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Chinese]]: One memorable exchange has her chiding Revy in Cantonese for being so mean to her considering they're both ethnic Chinese people. Once Rock translates it, Revy just scoffs at her.
** She's also a fluent speaker of both [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents Mandarin & Cantonese.]]
* {{Hackette}}: A star example of the PLA's cyberwarfare division. Her superior proudly tells her she will pave the way for China's coming online army.
* HiddenDepths: "The only things I'm strong against are fate and beer." She says this shortly after [[spoiler: it's revealed ''she can outdrink Revy.'']]
* InVinoVeritas: After Revy pulls her to the Yellow Flag to learn more about her, they get to drinking, and [[spoiler: in an unintentional example of this trope, Feng has ''massive'' alcohol tolerance and is still completely sober even after '''[[TheLadette Revy]]''' gets completely smashed. This leads to Revy telling her a lot about the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc disaster, giving Feng a much better handle on Rock's personality.]]
* MilitaryAcademy: A graduate of the PLA's Communication Academy in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an Xi'an city.]]
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler: Feng Yifei is a pseudonym; her real name is Li Xinlin.]]
* NoSocialSkills: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted. She's quite comfortable with the atmosphere of a brothel. Revy expresses surprise at this, having expected Feng to be a geek "who lived and breathed awkwardness". Feng simply comments that her profession required "more skills than simply using a computer", such as being amiable.
* NotSoDifferent: Her situation is uncannily similar to how Rock ended up in Roanapur, which is the major reason why he chooses to help her. This whole trope gets played out for the entirety of Chapter 85, which is essentially one long chat between her and Rock about how similar they are.
* RecklessGunUsage: This is ''Black Lagoon'' so not unexpected, but of all the people in this series, she's the only one who doesn't have a holster and simply stashes her TT-33 [[PantsPositiveSafety in the back of her pants]]. Not to mention her waving her gun at a crowd of people with her finger on the trigger and holding Rock up at gunpoint after she gets disavowed by the PLA... though in her defense, she was having a bit of a FreakOut at the time.
* SheCleansUpNicely: While hiding out in a brothel, Revy gets the girls there to dress Feng up in something more "appropriate" for Roanapur, including a long wig and rather {{Stripperific}} wear. Unfortunately for Feng, this leads to some perverts trying to hit on her. Fortunately, Revy and Rock are there to show them the door.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Once Rock decides to help her by passing along some useful information about Roanapur to her, she asks him why he's doing so. He says it's for his own reasons. So she walks up to him and plants one on him. Much to Revy's surprise.]]
* TheScapegoat: Was made into one by [=PLA=] officials in order to hide their involvement after Janet "framed" her for a hacking job.
* UnwittingPawn: She was completely played by Janet and didn't even know it.
----
!!Colonel Ma
[[quoteright:124:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname2_3386.jpg]]

Feng's boss back in China. He oversees her operations.
----
* BadBoss: Despite the trope below, [[spoiler:he still ordered the assassination of Feng as per his orders from Major General Liu.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Made an unauthorized call to Feng after she was "burned" by the PLA to let her know she was on her own and that he would do everything he could to make sure her family was taken care of.
* TheHandler: He was Feng's only point of contact with the PLA.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: He's mostly concerned with staying on General Liu's good side.

----
!!Major General Liu
[[quoteright:104:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname4_3628.jpg]]

Ma's superior officer.
----
* InsaneAdmiral: A general in this case. He liquidates the entire first division after the Germans catch on to the PLA's cyber-espionage activities due to concern it will damage German-Chinese relations. Though it seems so far, the only person slated to be outright ''killed'' is Feng.
* InternalAffairs: Operating as this to Colonel Ma's division after the Germans got solid proof they had been compromised by PLA espionage.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: His suspicions about Feng jump up after it's revealed she knew about the existence of Annenheim Distribution, a PLA shell corporation that was supposed to be above her paygrade.
* {{Unperson}}: After the operation to spy on Rainbach AG is compromised, he orders the complete dissolution of the entire operation, including all peoples associated with it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's pretty furious with Ma's division for getting detected by the Germans.

----
!!2nd Lt. Yeyin
[[quoteright:101:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname5_6642.jpg]]

General Liu's assistant.
----
* {{Adorkable}}: She spends most of her time looking like a deer in the headlights or awkwardly hiding behind her paperwork.
* BeleagueredAssistant: The poor girl has her hands full trying to run errands for her boss.
* {{Expy}}: Yes, it's true that ''Anime/PsychoPass'' came out years after this arc started, but DAMN if she doesn't look identical to Akane. Given Creator/GenUrobuchi's [[LightNovels involvement]] with ''Black Lagoon'', maybe this was intentional.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She sure looks like it, especially when her superiors are having shouting matches with each other. She just tries to stay out of the fight and recite whatever useful information she has.

----
!!Captain Yang
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noname6_4173.jpg]]

A Chinese operative in Roanapur.
----
* ContractOnTheHitman: Arranges to have Feng killed after she is disavowed by the PLA.
* RunningGag: Every time he tries to ask the assassin trio he's hired where their fourth brother is, something interrupts him.

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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonTheWashimineClanAndAssociates The Washimine Clan and Associates]][[note]]Ginji Matsuzaki, Yukio Washimine, Chaka, Tsugio Bandou, Yoshida, Maki[[/note]]



[[folder:The Washimine Clan & associates]]

!! Ginji Matsuzaki
[[quoteright:155:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ginji-matsuzaki_6040.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite (EN)

Legendary enforcer for the Washimine clan and protector of Yukio Washimine, his skill with a sword is equal to Revy's gunfighting ability.
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* BackToBackBadasses: With Revy at the bowling alley against Chaka's group.
%%* BadassBeard
* BerserkButton: Harm Yukio in any way and you will die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Chaka found that out the hard way.]]
* TheBigGuy: Revy calls him "Jumbo" for a reason.
* BodyguardCrush: On Yukio, whom he pledged loyalty to.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Honestly, his almost-supernatural swordsmanship belongs in a completely different ''genre'', much less century.
%%* CoolShades
* DodgeTheBullet: When he's not [[ParryingBullets cutting bullets in half in midair]] Ginji dodges them with ease, despite his size, at ''point blank'' range.
* TheDragon: Number one enforcer for the Washimine Clan.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ginji with not just Yukio, but ''any'' female character.
%%* IaijutsuPractitioner
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He's fast enough to ''cut bullets in half'' with his sword, making him a more than equal match for any normal gunman.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The only reason he goes back to the Yakuza is because he loves Yukio.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Ginji uses a shirasaya blade. Semi-justified in that he's part of the {{Yakuza}}.
* LightningBruiser: Huge but fast.
* MrFanservice: He's a muscled giant with sunglasses and a katana who spends some time shirtless.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: He's first seen working in a festival booth. He also says that being poor is better than "selling women and drugs."
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: He averts this completely. [[{{Badass}} And wins.]]
* PapaWolf: Do not even ''look'' at his protégé [[YakuzaPrincess Yukio]] wrong.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Manslayer Ginji.]]
* RetiredBadass: Was contentedly working as a vendor until he was called out of retirement.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Revenge]]: Goes through the punks who kidnapped and mistreated Yukio like a hay reaper ("Did you want to see my sword that badly?!"), then [[spoiler:goes after the ringleader, chops up his gun, severs then the hands holding it, knocks the guy into a pool, and pushes him under to drown.]]
* {{Samurai}}: With his katana, loyalty to his traditional minded master and other aspects, he fits this mode.
* SlasherSmile: Witholds it most of the time, but lets it slip for a moment when he takes down Laptev's group, and finally lets it out during the final battle.
%%* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Emphasis on the "tall" part. The other two stand stil.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large traditional yakuza-style backpiece.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Yukio. After Revy kills him she kills herself.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Revy immediately pegs him as one for her. He slowly stops denying his inner psycho and admits he sees her the same way. That's why he has a duel with her.


!! Yukio Washimine
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_20_Yukio_9316.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg (EN)

A high school girl and [[YakuzaPrincess heir to the Washimine Clan]], who takes over leadership of the group when it's at war with Balalaika and the old one, Tsugio Bandou, loses his life.
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* AntiVillain: One of the few honorable and ethical people in the series just happens to be antagonistic to the viewpoint characters. She chooses to become a {{yakuza}} boss when Balalaika kills the previous one, since she's next in line.
* BeautyMark: Under her mouth.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:She chose to die by her own hand, either to: avert being at the mercy of rival clans or Hotel Moscow, preserve her honor like an oldschool YamatoNadeshiko would, or [[TogetherInDeath to be with Ginji]] or a mix of all three.]]
* BigBadWannabe: The underworld has a '''really steep''' learning curve and Balalaika had a few decades of experience on her.
* BreakingSpeech:
** To Rock when he tries to convince her that the path she has chosen is wrong.
** He is later able to, [[KirkSummation politely, tell her to shut up]], stating that [[TakeAThirdOption his path]] is not only a perfectly valid way to live, but also one that allows him to see that she is simply not cut out for the life of a gangster.
* BreakTheCutie: Her entire arc was determined to do this to her repeatedly. [[spoiler:Her dad dying, the NoSympathy from others in the Yakuza, Hotel Moscow on the offensive, Chaka kidnapping and humiliating her, and finally, her lover's death before her eyes.]]
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Once she reaches this, she ends up crossing the DespairEventHorizon and kills herself.]]
%%* BrownEyes
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Rock rescues Yukio from capture, humiliation and imminent rape, then begs her to leave the underworld. She thanks him politely and then unleashs a brutal BreakingSpeech of his own motives.
* DoomedMoralVictor: She lives her life without compromising her principles, [[spoiler:which is why she turns to evil despite Rock's advice]].
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide She kills herself after Revy kills Ginji]].]]
* EvilFeelsGood: While she thinks the festivals her family hosted were fun, she thinks robbing a bank to be even more fun.
%%* GoodCounterpart:
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In the manga, [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-37-page-20.html she's smiling sadly at Rock and Revy]] as she pierces her throat with Ginji's katana and neck and falls on his lifeless body.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: In the anime, [[spoiler:we don't see her actually pierce her throat with Ginji's katana, and instead [[SoundOnlyDeath just hear the sound]], which might actually be worse.]] In the manga we get a front seat to everything.
* HairDecorations: She ties her hair with a cute blue bow.
* HateAtFirstSight: [[spoiler:She told Rock that his relative freedom compared to her caused her to hate him.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: The entire reason she took over her Family was because she felt obligated to her subordinates, despite the fact that none of them wanted her to sacrifice her civilian life for them and that there was absolutely no chance of victory. Justified as her refusal to leave Balalaika's forces alone is made on the very reasonable grounds that she had no reason to trust Balalaika to keep her word after having broken it to wage war on her Family in the first place.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Willingly takes leadership of a Yakuza gang, and laughs at Rock's suggestion that she leave the underworld. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for her.]]
* ImprobableAge: A 17-year-old teenager has no business trying to fight an older veteran like Balalaika and her ex-special forces henchmen, even with the help of Ginji and the rest of the Washimine Clan. It's made even worse by the intervention of Chaka and his group. [[DeconstructedTrope That sort of thing doesn't work in real life.]]
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: [[spoiler:She kills herself by piercing her own neck with a katana.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Her black-blue [[SailorFuku school uniform.]] She wears it even after having dropped out of school to lead the Washimine group, until [[FanDisservice she is forcibly and horribly stripped of it]]. [[http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsanime/bl/yukio.jpg Also, this.]]
* KimonoIsTraditional: Wears a simple one after the incident with her school uniform, and [[spoiler:when she commits suicide.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Averted. She wears glasses and is very beautiful, but she isn't as naive as the average glasses-wearing girl tends to be.
* OutGambitted: Frequently because of the steep learning curve in the underworld. Her trick with the van worked nicely, but the rest did not.
* ThePhilosopher: She likes to read philosophy treatises in her spare time.
* {{Seppuku}}: [[spoiler:Or better said, ''jigai'' only with a katana than a dagger.]]
* ShamefulStrip: When captured by Chaka and his group. By the time Rock and Revy find her, the poor girl only has her panties and jacket on. [[FanDisservice For worse]], we get [[MaleGaze close-ups]] of [[ShesGotLegs her butt and legs]].
* SeeYouInHell: The message that she asks Rock to relay to Balalaika [[spoiler:before commiting suicide]] in the manga.
* SubordinateExcuse: Rocky accuses Yukio of this, saying she accepted the role of Yakuza boss just to be with Ginji, [[AllLoveIsUnrequited who could never have a normal life with her]].
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Ginji, as she kills herself few minutes after he dies duelling Revy.]]
* TooCleverByHalf: Her relentless philosophizing is just a front for her uncertainty and desire to be with Ginji, but it lets her delude herself for long enough for her whole life to wind up in ruin.
%%* WarriorPoet
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: She is forced to do this in order to attempt her entire Yakuza faction from being wiped out by Hotel Moscow and the higher-ranking Yakuza clan in charge. She doesn't get any slack.
* YakuzaPrincess: Her family has been the head of this organization for a long time. Her people didn't want her to sacrifice her peaceful life to take over because they didn't think she could handle it. Other "followers" like Chaka tried to kill her or sell her into {{sex slave}}ry). She can barely keep up with other mafia factions, and as a result, [[spoiler:both she and her protector Ginji end up dead.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She fits the trope as "the young Samurai girl who takes up the family business". She even [[spoiler:commits suicide]] in the traditional manner of a Japanese noblewoman, and while [[KimonoIsTraditional wearing a kimono]] even.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Becomes head of the Washimine clan after TheLeader kicks it. She did well with what she had at hand, being able to figure out what was going on a lot faster than her more experienced subordinates, and she made a decent showing against the head of the rival Family, but even her skills at leading couldn't compensate for the fact that she started off with a very small gang (a portion of whom were AxCrazy traitors) who had been targeted for annihilation by both a much larger gang headed by [[MagnificentBitch freakin' Balalalaika]]. Really, the only factor she had in her favor was the Revy-level BadAss enforcer/love interest Ginji, and that's not enough to dig her out of the pit she started in.


!! Chaka
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_20_Chaka_2952.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (JP), Jonathan Holmes (EN)

One of the Washimine family's [[{{mook}} enforcers]] who attempted to take control of the family.

to:

[[folder:The Washimine Clan [[folder:Other Criminals & associates]]

Outlaws]]

!! Ginji Matsuzaki
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Abrego
[[quoteright:200:http://static.
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->Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada Creator/HisaoEgawa (JP), Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite Eli Gabay (EN)

Legendary enforcer for the Washimine clan and protector of Yukio Washimine, his skill with a sword is equal to Revy's gunfighting ability.
-----
* BackToBackBadasses: With Revy at the bowling alley against Chaka's group.
%%* BadassBeard
* BerserkButton: Harm Yukio in any way and you will die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Chaka found that out the hard way.]]
* TheBigGuy: Revy calls him "Jumbo" for a reason.
* BodyguardCrush: On Yukio, whom he pledged loyalty to.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Honestly, his almost-supernatural swordsmanship belongs in a completely different ''genre'', much less century.
%%* CoolShades
* DodgeTheBullet: When he's not [[ParryingBullets cutting bullets in half in midair]] Ginji dodges them with ease, despite his size, at ''point blank'' range.
* TheDragon: Number one enforcer for the Washimine Clan.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ginji with not just Yukio, but ''any'' female character.
%%* IaijutsuPractitioner
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He's fast enough to ''cut bullets in half'' with his sword, making him a more than equal match for any normal gunman.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
The only reason he goes back to the Yakuza is because he loves Yukio.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Ginji uses a shirasaya blade. Semi-justified in that he's part
leader of Roanapur's branch of the {{Yakuza}}.
* LightningBruiser: Huge but fast.
* MrFanservice: He's a muscled giant with sunglasses and a katana who spends some time shirtless.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: He's first seen working in a festival booth. He also says that being poor is better than "selling women and drugs."
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: He averts this completely. [[{{Badass}} And wins.]]
* PapaWolf: Do not even ''look'' at his protégé [[YakuzaPrincess Yukio]] wrong.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Manslayer Ginji.]]
* RetiredBadass: Was contentedly working as a vendor until he was called out of retirement.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Revenge]]: Goes through the punks who kidnapped and mistreated Yukio like a hay reaper ("Did you want to see my sword that badly?!"), then [[spoiler:goes after the ringleader, chops up his gun, severs then the hands holding it, knocks the guy into a pool, and pushes him under to drown.]]
* {{Samurai}}: With his katana, loyalty to his traditional minded master and other aspects, he fits this mode.
* SlasherSmile: Witholds it most of the time, but lets it slip for a moment when he takes down Laptev's group, and finally lets it out during the final battle.
%%* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Emphasis on the "tall" part. The other two stand stil.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large traditional yakuza-style backpiece.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Yukio. After Revy kills him she kills herself.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Revy immediately pegs him as one for her. He slowly stops denying his inner psycho and admits he sees her the same way. That's why he has a duel with her.


!! Yukio Washimine
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_20_Yukio_9316.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg (EN)

A high school girl and [[YakuzaPrincess heir to the Washimine Clan]], who takes over leadership of the group when it's at war with Balalaika and the old one, Tsugio Bandou, loses his life.
-----
* AntiVillain: One of the few honorable and ethical people in the series just happens to be antagonistic to the viewpoint characters. She chooses to become a {{yakuza}} boss when Balalaika kills the previous one, since she's next in line.
* BeautyMark: Under her mouth.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:She chose to die by her own hand, either to: avert being at the mercy of rival clans or Hotel Moscow, preserve her honor like an oldschool YamatoNadeshiko would, or [[TogetherInDeath to be with Ginji]] or a mix of all three.]]
* BigBadWannabe: The underworld has a '''really steep''' learning curve and Balalaika had a few decades of experience on her.
* BreakingSpeech:
** To Rock when he tries to convince her that the path she has chosen is wrong.
** He is later able to, [[KirkSummation politely, tell her to shut up]], stating that [[TakeAThirdOption his path]] is not only a perfectly valid way to live, but also one that allows him to see that she is simply not cut out for the life of a gangster.
* BreakTheCutie: Her entire arc was determined to do this to her repeatedly. [[spoiler:Her dad dying, the NoSympathy from others in the Yakuza, Hotel Moscow on the offensive, Chaka kidnapping and humiliating her, and finally, her lover's death before her eyes.]]
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Once she reaches this, she ends up crossing the DespairEventHorizon and kills herself.]]
%%* BrownEyes
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Rock rescues Yukio from capture, humiliation and imminent rape, then begs her to leave the underworld. She thanks him politely and then unleashs a brutal BreakingSpeech of his own motives.
* DoomedMoralVictor: She lives her life without compromising her principles, [[spoiler:which is why she turns to evil despite Rock's advice]].
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide She kills herself after Revy kills Ginji]].]]
* EvilFeelsGood: While she thinks the festivals her family hosted were fun, she thinks robbing a bank to be even more fun.
%%* GoodCounterpart:
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In the manga, [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-37-page-20.html she's smiling sadly at Rock and Revy]] as she pierces her throat with Ginji's katana and neck and falls on his lifeless body.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: In the anime, [[spoiler:we don't see her actually pierce her throat with Ginji's katana, and instead [[SoundOnlyDeath just hear the sound]], which might actually be worse.]] In the manga we get a front seat to everything.
* HairDecorations: She ties her hair with a cute blue bow.
* HateAtFirstSight: [[spoiler:She told Rock that his relative freedom compared to her caused her to hate him.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: The entire reason she took over her Family was because she felt obligated to her subordinates, despite the fact that none of them wanted her to sacrifice her civilian life for them and that there was absolutely no chance of victory. Justified as her refusal to leave Balalaika's forces alone is made on the very reasonable grounds that she had no reason to trust Balalaika to keep her word after having broken it to wage war on her Family in the first place.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Willingly takes leadership of a Yakuza gang, and laughs at Rock's suggestion that she leave the underworld. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for her.]]
* ImprobableAge: A 17-year-old teenager has no business trying to fight an older veteran like Balalaika and her ex-special forces henchmen, even with the help of Ginji and the rest of the Washimine Clan. It's made even worse by the intervention of Chaka and his group. [[DeconstructedTrope That sort of thing doesn't work in real life.]]
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: [[spoiler:She kills herself by piercing her own neck with a katana.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Her black-blue [[SailorFuku school uniform.]] She wears it even after having dropped out of school to lead the Washimine group, until [[FanDisservice she is forcibly and horribly stripped of it]]. [[http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsanime/bl/yukio.jpg Also, this.]]
* KimonoIsTraditional: Wears a simple one after the incident with her school uniform, and [[spoiler:when she commits suicide.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Averted. She wears glasses and is very beautiful, but she isn't as naive as the average glasses-wearing girl tends to be.
* OutGambitted: Frequently because of the steep learning curve in the underworld. Her trick with the van worked nicely, but the rest did not.
* ThePhilosopher: She likes to read philosophy treatises in her spare time.
* {{Seppuku}}: [[spoiler:Or better said, ''jigai'' only with a katana than a dagger.]]
* ShamefulStrip: When captured by Chaka and his group. By the time Rock and Revy find her, the poor girl only has her panties and jacket on. [[FanDisservice For worse]], we get [[MaleGaze close-ups]] of [[ShesGotLegs her butt and legs]].
* SeeYouInHell: The message that she asks Rock to relay to Balalaika [[spoiler:before commiting suicide]] in the manga.
* SubordinateExcuse: Rocky accuses Yukio of this, saying she accepted the role of Yakuza boss just to be with Ginji, [[AllLoveIsUnrequited who could never have a normal life with her]].
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Ginji, as she kills herself few minutes after he dies duelling Revy.]]
* TooCleverByHalf: Her relentless philosophizing is just a front for her uncertainty and desire to be with Ginji, but it lets her delude herself for long enough for her whole life to wind up in ruin.
%%* WarriorPoet
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: She is forced to do this in order to attempt her entire Yakuza faction from being wiped out by Hotel Moscow and the higher-ranking Yakuza clan in charge. She doesn't get any slack.
* YakuzaPrincess: Her family has been the head of this organization for a long time. Her people didn't want her to sacrifice her peaceful life to take over because they didn't think she could handle it. Other "followers" like Chaka tried to kill her or sell her into {{sex slave}}ry). She can barely keep up with other mafia factions, and as a result, [[spoiler:both she and her protector Ginji end up dead.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She fits the trope as "the young Samurai girl who takes up the family business". She even [[spoiler:commits suicide]] in the traditional manner of a Japanese noblewoman, and while [[KimonoIsTraditional wearing a kimono]] even.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Becomes head of the Washimine clan after TheLeader kicks it. She did well with what she had at hand, being able to figure out what was going on a lot faster than her more experienced subordinates, and she made a decent showing against the head of the rival Family, but even her skills at leading couldn't compensate for the fact that she started off with a very small gang (a portion of whom were AxCrazy traitors) who had been targeted for annihilation by both a much larger gang headed by [[MagnificentBitch freakin' Balalalaika]]. Really, the only factor she had in her favor was the Revy-level BadAss enforcer/love interest Ginji, and that's not enough to dig her out of the pit she started in.


!! Chaka
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_20_Chaka_2952.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (JP), Jonathan Holmes (EN)

One of the Washimine family's [[{{mook}} enforcers]] who attempted to take control of the family.
Colombian Manisarela Cartel.



* AmazonChaser: Revy being dangerous and violent is a ''huge'' turn-on for him.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:His death was horrible, but he was a complete and utter bastard who deserved every second.]]
* BadBoss: Shoots his own men for no good reason. That was the thing that made [[EvenEvilHasStandards Revy]] pissed with him. That, [[BerserkButton and]] [[KickTheDog beating up Rock]].
* BloodKnight: He wanted to duel against Revy, cowboy style. Instead, he got to duel Ginji and that didn't end up well for him.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Instead of protecting the young head of the family, he kidnaps her.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Ginji slices off his hands and knocks him into a swimming pool to drown, while also using the blunt end of his sword to push him underwater and drown him faster. It's a very unpleasant way to die, but Chaka ''seriously'' had it coming.]]
* DirtyCoward: He sees nothing wrong with beating a non-combatant just to provoke his colleague into a gunfight, then running away while toting a human shield when things go badly for him and shooting several of his henchmen just because he's pissed.
* DumbBlonde: ''Unbelievably'' stupid and shortsighted.
* DumbMuscle: He fancies himself a modern-day gunslinger, but he's really just a low-level thug who does a lot of dumb shit and winds up getting noticed solely because of how awful his behavior is.
* EvilIsPetty: His entire existence revolves around petty acts of cruelty and being a colossal dick.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Kakihara from ''IchiTheKiller'', apparently.
* FauxAffablyEvil: When he first appears, he seems like a dimwitted yet likeable mook who harbors an almost childlike enthusiasm for guns and shootouts. However, this facade quickly dissipates after he "snaps" and reveals himself for the murderous psychopath he truly is.
* TheGunslinger: Fancies himself one. Revy tells him that he's nothing more than a barely-competent poser with ''serious'' delusions of grandeur. [[TooDumbToLive He doesn't take her advice]].
* HateSink: Most of the show's criminals are difficult to hate because of tragic backstories, redeeming qualities, or the fact that they're just plain cool. Chaka, on the other hand, was basically intended from day one to be loathed by the audience.
* HumiliationConga: After seeing his entourage of thugs get wiped out, he makes a run for it while taking Yukio as a hostage. Rock makes him slip with spilled cleaning fluid, bashes him in the head with a bowling pin, and liberates his hostage. Then Revy drop-kicks him in the face and grinds his balls under her heel whilst delivering a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech.]] ''Then'' he goes one-on-one using a revolver against Yukio's protector, who can cut bullets in mid-air with a sword. Predictably, he loses badly, gets cut up, and is finally finished off by drowning. From what we've seen of him, he [[KarmicDeath deserved]] every single thing that came to him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Despite having a cast that's almost all villains, Chaka stands out as being the biggest asshole in the entire show.
* KickTheDog: He's one hell of a guy.
** Beats up poor Rock savagely for cutting in on his "conversation" with Revy, hoping to provoke her into a quickdraw duel.
** Kidnaps Yukio, lets his buddies beat her up and strip her nearly naked, and plans to sell her into sexual slavery to "a real sicko" (and he gleefully describes in [[NauseaFuel detail]] some of the horrible things she's going to be forced into).
** Criticises his guys for being "pussies" during the fight in the bowling alley, whilst making his way to the exit using Yukio as a human shield, and later shoots the last surviving gang members just because he's annoyed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His men are just as cheerfully amoral and monsterous as he is, so [[BadBoss his really horrible treatment of them]] doesn't earn pity.
* MuggingTheMonster: Let's put it this way: when you're trying to impress/intimidate Revy by bragging about having a body count that she passed a ''long'' time ago, you are doing this. To be fair, he was far enough from Roanapur and low enough on the food chain that he probably had absolutely no clue who he was messing with, but when you have that cavalier an attitude when dealing with someone as dangerous as her ''even'' when you're confronted with tons of evidence that you are in way over your head, anything that happens to you is definitely your fault.
* NotWorthKilling: Why Revy refused to fight him and turned him over to Ginji instead. She was fully aware that he had absolutely no chance of surviving a fight against either of them, but whereas Ginji had a case of ItsPersonal with him, he was just a loser in way over his head as far as Revy was concerned.
* PsychoForHire: An idiot, but psycho nonetheless that works for the Yakuza.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's a blood-crazed moron who functions roughly on the same level as an adrenaline-fueled teenager.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He fancies himself a Wild West-style gunman. Revy sees this as evidence that he's a poser and a show-off.
* {{Sadist}}: ''Really'' loves hurting people.
* SirSwearsALot: He's one of the few people to rival ''Revy'' when it comes to having a dirty mouth.
* SmugSnake: He thinks he's a big deal, but in reality, he's an absolute nobody who gets noticed only because his behavior is too atrocious to ''not'' do something about.
* TheSociopath: And not a particularly high-functioning one, at that. Whether it's associates, victims, enemies, or his own subordinates, he has no empathy or remorse.
* TheStarscream: If Starscream had been a psychopath. He attempted to become the boss of the family by beating up Yukio and then wanted to rape her and sell her out to the Russians. Rock and Ginji were rather demonstrative in response.
* StupidEvil: He acts needlessly sadistic towards Rock, Yukio and his subordinates, and he winds up paying dearly for this later on.
* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof: He's being an asshole for the sake of it and gets nothing from it.
* TooDumbToLive: ''Seriously'' overestimates his abilities, as shown by his [[SuicidalOverconfidence trying to take on Revy one-on-one]] even after seeing her and Ginji tear through his entire gang like hay reapers. She drop-kicked his sorry ass rather than waste the bullet, before letting Ginji slice him to pieces and drown him to death.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Rock, Revy, and Ginji storm his hideout to rescue Yukio, he reacts with his usual bravado. However, he's quickly subjected to a HumiliationConga. The cracks start to appear when Rock snatches his hostage from right under his nose, leading him to shoot his own henchmen in the back when they try to abandon him. Things get worse when he challenges Revy to a duel, only for her to dropkick him in the face and declare him NotWorthKilling. Finally, when Ginji [[spoiler: chops off his hands and knocks him into a swimming pool to drown]], he's reduced to thrashing around and shrieking impotent death threats.
* WouldHitAGirl: As can be gleaned from the above, he's an abusive asshole to both genders.
* WouldHurtAChild: Beaten, stripped, threatened, humiliated, you name it does it or planned to do it to Yukio.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The way he kills his remaining men by shooting them in the back when they run away from him.

!!Tsugio Bandou
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->Voiced by: Creator/TomomichiNishimura (JP), John Novak (EN)

Yukio's immediate predecessor as the leader of the Washimine clan, and a friend of her late father Ryuzou. By the time he took charge, the clan was already in danger of being absorbed by a larger and more powerful rival. He resorts to contacting the Russian mafia for help, leading to the events of the story arc.

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* AmazonChaser: TheCartel: The Colombian Manisarela.
* ClusterFBomb: Rivals
Revy in terms of swearing-to-nonswearing dialogue ratio.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He mellows down a lot after the end of the Maid arc.
* HarmlessVillain: Relatively. He's the least threatening of Roanapur's four bosses.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He's at ground zero of the Yellow Flag bar
being dangerous grenaded by Roberta, but is seen alive (albeit beaten and violent bloody) in the hands of Hotel Moscow in the next episodes. He's seen later, very much alive, which is a ''huge'' turn-on for him.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:His death was horrible, but he was a complete and utter bastard who deserved every second.
actually pretty impressive, considering this is Hotel Moscow we're talking about.]]
* BadBoss: Shoots his own men for no good reason. That was the thing that made [[EvenEvilHasStandards Revy]] pissed with him. That, [[BerserkButton and]] [[KickTheDog beating up Rock]].
* BloodKnight: He wanted to duel against Revy, cowboy style. Instead, he got to duel Ginji and that didn't end up well for him.
* BodyguardBetrayal: Instead of protecting the young head of the family, he kidnaps her.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Ginji slices off his hands and knocks him into a swimming pool to drown, while also using the blunt end of his sword to push him underwater and drown him faster. It's a very unpleasant way to die, but Chaka ''seriously'' had it coming.]]
* DirtyCoward: He sees nothing wrong with beating a non-combatant just to provoke his colleague into a gunfight, then running away while toting a human shield when things go badly for him and shooting several of his henchmen just because he's pissed.
* DumbBlonde: ''Unbelievably'' stupid and shortsighted.
* DumbMuscle: He fancies himself a modern-day gunslinger, but he's really just a low-level thug who does a lot of dumb shit and winds up getting noticed solely because of how awful his behavior is.
* EvilIsPetty: His entire existence revolves around petty acts of cruelty and being a colossal dick.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Kakihara from ''IchiTheKiller'', apparently.
* FauxAffablyEvil: When he first appears, he seems like a dimwitted yet likeable mook who harbors an almost childlike enthusiasm for guns and shootouts. However, this facade quickly dissipates after he "snaps" and reveals himself for the murderous psychopath he truly is.
* TheGunslinger: Fancies himself one. Revy tells him that he's nothing more than a barely-competent poser with ''serious'' delusions of grandeur. [[TooDumbToLive He doesn't take her advice]].
* HateSink: Most of the show's criminals are difficult to hate because of tragic backstories, redeeming qualities, or the fact that they're just plain cool. Chaka, on the other hand, was basically intended from day one to be loathed by the audience.
* HumiliationConga: After seeing his entourage of thugs get wiped out, he makes a run for it while taking Yukio as a hostage. Rock makes him slip with spilled cleaning fluid, bashes him in the head with a bowling pin, and liberates his hostage. Then Revy drop-kicks him in the face and grinds his balls under her heel whilst delivering a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech.]] ''Then'' he goes one-on-one using a revolver against Yukio's protector, who can cut bullets in mid-air with a sword. Predictably, he loses badly, gets cut up, and is finally finished off by drowning. From what we've seen of him, he [[KarmicDeath deserved]] every single thing that came to him.
* {{Jerkass}}:
NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Despite having a cast that's almost all villains, Chaka stands out as being Colombian, he is named after the biggest asshole in the entire show.
* KickTheDog: He's one hell of a guy.
** Beats up poor Rock savagely for cutting in on his "conversation" with Revy, hoping to provoke her into a quickdraw duel.
** Kidnaps Yukio, lets his buddies beat her up and strip her nearly naked, and plans to sell her into sexual slavery to "a real sicko" (and he gleefully describes in [[NauseaFuel detail]] some of the horrible things she's going to be forced into).
** Criticises his guys for being "pussies" during the fight in the bowling alley, whilst making his way to the exit using Yukio as a human shield, and later shoots the last surviving gang members just because he's annoyed.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His men are just as cheerfully amoral and monsterous as he is, so [[BadBoss his really horrible treatment of them]] doesn't earn pity.
* MuggingTheMonster: Let's put it this way: when you're trying to impress/intimidate Revy by bragging about having a body count that she passed a ''long'' time ago, you are doing this. To be fair, he was far enough from Roanapur and low enough on the food chain that he probably had absolutely no clue who he was messing with, but when you have that cavalier an attitude when dealing with someone as dangerous as her ''even'' when you're confronted with tons of evidence that you are in way over your head, anything that happens to you is definitely your fault.
* NotWorthKilling: Why Revy refused to fight him and turned him over to Ginji instead. She was fully aware that he had absolutely no chance of surviving a fight against either of them, but whereas Ginji had a case of ItsPersonal with him, he was just a loser in way over his head as far as Revy was concerned.
* PsychoForHire: An idiot, but psycho nonetheless that works for the Yakuza.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's a blood-crazed moron who functions roughly on the same level as an adrenaline-fueled teenager.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He fancies himself a Wild West-style gunman. Revy sees this as evidence that he's a poser and a show-off.
* {{Sadist}}: ''Really'' loves hurting people.
* SirSwearsALot: He's
Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego, one of the few people to rival ''Revy'' when it comes to having a dirty mouth.
* SmugSnake: He thinks he's a big deal, but in reality, he's an absolute nobody who gets noticed only because his behavior is too atrocious to ''not'' do something about.
* TheSociopath: And not a particularly high-functioning one, at that. Whether it's associates, victims, enemies, or his own subordinates, he has no empathy or remorse.
* TheStarscream: If Starscream had been a psychopath. He attempted to become the boss
founders of the family by beating up Yukio and then wanted to rape her and sell her out to the Russians. Rock and Ginji were rather demonstrative in response.
* StupidEvil: He acts needlessly sadistic towards Rock, Yukio and his subordinates, and he winds up paying dearly for this later on.
* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof: He's being an asshole for the sake of it and gets nothing from it.
* TooDumbToLive: ''Seriously'' overestimates his abilities, as shown by his [[SuicidalOverconfidence trying to take on Revy one-on-one]] even after seeing her and Ginji tear through his entire gang like hay reapers. She drop-kicked his sorry ass rather than waste the bullet, before letting Ginji slice him to pieces and drown him to death.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Rock, Revy, and Ginji storm his hideout to rescue Yukio, he reacts with his usual bravado. However, he's quickly subjected to a HumiliationConga. The cracks start to appear when Rock snatches his hostage from right under his nose, leading him to shoot his own henchmen in the back when they try to abandon him. Things get worse when he challenges Revy to a duel, only for her to dropkick him in the face and declare him NotWorthKilling. Finally, when Ginji [[spoiler: chops off his hands and knocks him into a swimming pool to drown]], he's reduced to thrashing around and shrieking impotent death threats.
* WouldHitAGirl: As can be gleaned from the above, he's an abusive asshole to both genders.
* WouldHurtAChild: Beaten, stripped, threatened, humiliated, you name it does it or planned to do it to Yukio.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The way he kills his remaining men by shooting them in the back when they run away from him.

!!Tsugio Bandou
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Mexican Gulf Cartel.

!!Masahiro Takenaka
->Voiced by: Creator/TomomichiNishimura Katsuhiko Sasaki (JP), John Novak (EN)

Yukio's immediate predecessor as
Fred Henderson (EN)
-->''"Bro, you don't know
the leader half of it. When I left Japan, it was because I gambled everything I had. On activism and the concept of permanent worldwide revolution. You have a will and a mission, you concede battles but never the fight."''

A political terrorist and member
of the Washimine clan, and a friend of her late father Ryuzou. By the time he took charge, the clan was already in danger of being absorbed by a larger and more powerful rival. He resorts to contacting the Russian mafia for help, leading to the events Japanese Red Army who runs afoul of the story arc.
Lagoon Company during their delivery on insider info of a middle-eastern terrorist group he's allied with.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: For him, the final straw came when Balalaika proposed kidnapping the rival clan leader's family members.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: In the end, he is left with two equally undesirable choices: either continue cooperating with Hotel Moscow and have every other yakuza clan in Japan turn against the Washimine clan, or cut ties with their erstwhile ally and incur the wrath of the mafia.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Resorts to increasingly drastic measures in order to keep the clan going, including human trafficking.
* NeckSnap: Balalaika responds to him breaking their deal by grabbing him. She doesn't bother with guns or knives.
* NumberTwo: He was a lientenant to Ryuzou, before the latter died.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Part of him was sent back to the yakuza in a briefcase.
%%* TheObiWan:
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist


!!Yoshida
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->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

Tsugio's bodyguard, and later one of Yukio's supporters in the Yakuza.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: For him, the final straw came when Balalaika proposed kidnapping the rival clan leader's family members.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: In the end, he is left with two equally undesirable choices: either continue cooperating with Hotel Moscow and have every other yakuza clan
AffablyEvil: Seems completely genuine in Japan turn against the Washimine clan, or cut ties with their erstwhile ally and incur the wrath of the mafia.his friendliness.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Resorts to increasingly drastic measures in order to keep CoolOldGuy: He really is no worse than most of the clan going, including human trafficking.mafia types the crew usually associate with.
* {{Determinator}}: Of the Kierkegaardian "knight of faith" type. He keeps being a terrorist because being an enemy of the state is what he finds meaning in doing.
* TheExile: From Japan because he was part of the Japanese Red Army.
* FriendlyEnemy: Towards Rock. They have a civil conversation after Rock is kidnapped.

* NeckSnap: Balalaika responds FriendOrIdolDecision: [[spoiler:He chooses to kill Ibraha rather than let him breaking run their deal by grabbing him. She doesn't bother allies into the jaws of certain death to get the plans back.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. He's the only open atheist in ''Black Lagoon'' whose tragic backstory is unrelated to his atheism.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: As he mentions, he has no problem
with guns or knives.conceding battles if the fight goes on. [[spoiler:Which is why he survives the arc and Ibraha doesn't.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dz%C5%8D_Okamoto Kozo Okamoto]].
* NotSoDifferent: Zig-zagged towards Rock. He starts making the comparison as two men driven by ideals they compromise on but never give up on. Rock throws it in his face. Takenaka then admits they probably are different. Rock later admits he had a point in the comparison, and the arc becomes another point in Rock's CharacterDevelopment that leads Rock to be not so different after all.

* NumberTwo: RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to his companion Ibraha because he is less drien by emotion and has a clearer head and focus.
* SunkCostFallacy:
He was a lientenant to Ryuzou, before gambled everything on his ideals, which is why he keeps doing it even though the latter died.
world isn't listening. If he gives up on his ideals then he'll truly have nothing.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Part of him was sent back SympathyForTheDevil: Presented as very sympathetic for someone who willingly chose to be a villain.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: While his affiliation with
the yakuza in a briefcase.
%%* TheObiWan:
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist


!!Yoshida
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RealLife Japanese Red Army is all but stated outright, Takenaka has long outgrown any ideas that he's able to create world-wide revolution and affiliates himself with terror groups that have wildly different ideals from his own. He keeps doing it anyway.

!! Leigharch
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->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake Akimasa Ohmori (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

Tsugio's bodyguard, and later --> '''Revy:''' "Are you the getaway driver?"
--> '''Leigharch:''' No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"

An Irish driver who worked with Shenhua at
one of Yukio's supporters time. A compulsive coke fiend (or pot, in the Yakuza.anime), he has a distressingly frequent tendency to hallucinate at inopportune times, such as in the middle of a car chase.



* MauveShirt: One of the few members of the Washimine clan who had a name and some character to him.
* PetTheDog: Tries to defend Yukio from Chaka and his group, rallying support for her.

!!Maki
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShihoKawaragi (JP), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN)

Maki is a high-school junior who goes to the same school as Yukio. She's not involved with the Yakuza in any way at all. Instead she's very much your average Japanese high school girl and looks up to Yukio as a sempai.

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* MauveShirt: One BadassDriver: Mixes this with TheStoner.
--> '''Shenhua:''' Even when his head off to Mars, he never mess up driving.
* BedlamHouse: According to Shenhua, he's currently in an asylum due to having taken so much coke that "he never came back from Mars".
* {{Bowdlerize}}: He's on cocaine in the manga, and "merely" on pot in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's an Irish getaway driver [[BadassDriver whose car driving skills are completely flawless]], even though he drives under the influence of so many drugs that he tends to spend his workday screaming various non-sequiturs about pop culture. [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues Eventually he overdoses and winds up in an institution.]]]]
* DontTryThisAtHome: Remember kids, drugs are bad, and you should certainly never take them before driving.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Skilled as he is, he's still one crazy muthafucka behind wheels.
* DrunkenSong: Does this with cocaine, belting out a soulful rendition of The Minstrel Boy while high in the light novel.
%%* {{Oireland}}
* NonSequiturThud: Delivers one when Revy kicks him for getting high. And then just keeps spewing them.
** "I forgot! We have to go to Liverpool! JimiHendrix is calling for me! To defeat the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons-ASAP!]] Oh ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]]'' here I come!!"
** "Where're you ladies takin' me? Could it be? Could it? The legendary nude beach?!"
** (When the car gets shot up) "Barbarella is holding an anti-war sign in the nude!"
** "Playmates! There are exactly one hundred Playmates! Starting from the nineties! It's the attack
of the few members of Playmate Army!" *with accompanying hallucination, no less*
** "What? My application for
the Washimine clan who had a name Black Panthers was denied ''again''?!?"
* PermaStubble: Apparently, they don't shave "on Mars".
* PutOnABus: It's implied that his [[DrugsAreBad liberal drug use resulted in his brain being permanently fried]].
* TheStoner: He spends so much time "on Mars" because he's constantly smoking cocaine (or Pot). This causes him to hallucinate weird things, say weirder things,
and some character to him.
* PetTheDog: Tries to defend Yukio from Chaka
get kicked by Revy for being high on the Job.


!! Hansel
and his group, rallying support for her.

!!Maki
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Gretel
->Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP, Hansel), Creator/TomokoKaneda (JP, Gretel), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN, Hansel), Jocelyne Loewen (EN, Gretel)
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShihoKawaragi (JP), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN)

Maki
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-->''"[[CreepyChildrenSinging My mother has killed me... my father
is a high-school junior who goes to eating me... my brothers and sisters sit under the same school as Yukio. She's not involved table, picking up my bones! They will bury them under the cold marble stones...]]"''

A pair of incestuous, prepubescent porn star assassins
with the Yakuza shared multiple personality disorders. Creepy as Hell. And just as horribly broken due to their horrendous common backstory, [[spoiler:in which they barely survived both an OrphanageOfFear ''and'' being starlets in any way at all. Instead she's very much your average Japanese high school girl and looks up to Yukio as a sempai.{{Snuff Film}}s]].



* HairDecorations: Blue hair ribbons.
* {{Foil}}: To Yukio, showing what she ''might'' have been if she were born in a normal family.
* GirlishPigtails: She wears her hair in two cute tails. It's a contrast with her more mature friend Yukio, who doesn't use this trope.
%%* TheIngenue
* NaiveEverygirl: She is quite unaware of Yukio's background and wouldn't imagine a girl her age would be put in charge of a Yakuza family.
%%* SempaiKouhai: The kouhai to Yukio's sempai.
* TenderTears: As Yukio embraces her status as her clan's heiress, waves her goodbye and wishes her well, Maki breaks down in tears, realizing this is probably the last time she will see her friend and there's nothing she can do about it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Criminals & Outlaws]]

!! Abrego
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->Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa (JP), Eli Gabay (EN)

The leader of Roanapur's branch of the Colombian Manisarela Cartel.
----
* TheCartel: The Colombian Manisarela.
* ClusterFBomb: Rivals Revy in terms of swearing-to-nonswearing dialogue ratio.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He mellows down a lot after the end of the Maid arc.
* HarmlessVillain: Relatively. He's the least threatening of Roanapur's four bosses.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He's at ground zero of the Yellow Flag bar being grenaded by Roberta, but is seen alive (albeit beaten and bloody) in the hands of Hotel Moscow in the next episodes. He's seen later, very much alive, which is actually pretty impressive, considering this is Hotel Moscow we're talking about.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Despite being Colombian, he is named after the Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego, one of the founders of the Mexican Gulf Cartel.

!!Masahiro Takenaka
->Voiced by: Katsuhiko Sasaki (JP), Fred Henderson (EN)
-->''"Bro, you don't know the half of it. When I left Japan, it was because I gambled everything I had. On activism and the concept of permanent worldwide revolution. You have a will and a mission, you concede battles but never the fight."''

A political terrorist and member of the Japanese Red Army who runs afoul of the Lagoon Company during their delivery on insider info of a middle-eastern terrorist group he's allied with.
----
* AffablyEvil: Seems completely genuine in his friendliness.
* CoolOldGuy: He really is no worse than most of the mafia types the crew usually associate with.
* {{Determinator}}: Of the Kierkegaardian "knight of faith" type. He keeps being a terrorist because being an enemy of the state is what he finds meaning in doing.
* TheExile: From Japan because he was part of the Japanese Red Army.
* FriendlyEnemy: Towards Rock. They have a civil conversation after Rock is kidnapped.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: [[spoiler:He chooses to kill Ibraha rather than let him run their allies into the jaws of certain death to get the plans back.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. He's the only open atheist in ''Black Lagoon'' whose tragic backstory is unrelated to his atheism.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: As he mentions, he has no problem with conceding battles if the fight goes on. [[spoiler:Which is why he survives the arc and Ibraha doesn't.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dz%C5%8D_Okamoto Kozo Okamoto]].
* NotSoDifferent: Zig-zagged towards Rock. He starts making the comparison as two men driven by ideals they compromise on but never give up on. Rock throws it in his face. Takenaka then admits they probably are different. Rock later admits he had a point in the comparison, and the arc becomes another point in Rock's CharacterDevelopment that leads Rock to be not so different after all.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to his companion Ibraha because he is less drien by emotion and has a clearer head and focus.
* SunkCostFallacy: He gambled everything on his ideals, which is why he keeps doing it even though the world isn't listening. If he gives up on his ideals then he'll truly have nothing.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Presented as very sympathetic for someone who willingly chose to be a villain.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: While his affiliation with the RealLife Japanese Red Army is all but stated outright, Takenaka has long outgrown any ideas that he's able to create world-wide revolution and affiliates himself with terror groups that have wildly different ideals from his own. He keeps doing it anyway.

!! Leigharch
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leigharch.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Akimasa Ohmori (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

--> '''Revy:''' "Are you the getaway driver?"
--> '''Leigharch:''' No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"

An Irish driver who worked with Shenhua at one time. A compulsive coke fiend (or pot, in the anime), he has a distressingly frequent tendency to hallucinate at inopportune times, such as in the middle of a car chase.
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* BadassDriver: Mixes this with TheStoner.
--> '''Shenhua:''' Even when his head off to Mars, he never mess up driving.
* BedlamHouse: According to Shenhua, he's currently in an asylum due to having taken so much coke that "he never came back from Mars".
* {{Bowdlerize}}: He's on cocaine in the manga, and "merely" on pot in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's an Irish getaway driver [[BadassDriver whose car driving skills are completely flawless]], even though he drives under the influence of so many drugs that he tends to spend his workday screaming various non-sequiturs about pop culture. [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues Eventually he overdoses and winds up in an institution.]]]]
* DontTryThisAtHome: Remember kids, drugs are bad, and you should certainly never take them before driving.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Skilled as he is, he's still one crazy muthafucka behind wheels.
* DrunkenSong: Does this with cocaine, belting out a soulful rendition of The Minstrel Boy while high in the light novel.
%%* {{Oireland}}
* NonSequiturThud: Delivers one when Revy kicks him for getting high. And then just keeps spewing them.
** "I forgot! We have to go to Liverpool! JimiHendrix is calling for me! To defeat the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons-ASAP!]] Oh ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]]'' here I come!!"
** "Where're you ladies takin' me? Could it be? Could it? The legendary nude beach?!"
** (When the car gets shot up) "Barbarella is holding an anti-war sign in the nude!"
** "Playmates! There are exactly one hundred Playmates! Starting from the nineties! It's the attack of the Playmate Army!" *with accompanying hallucination, no less*
** "What? My application for the Black Panthers was denied ''again''?!?"
* PermaStubble: Apparently, they don't shave "on Mars".
* PutOnABus: It's implied that his [[DrugsAreBad liberal drug use resulted in his brain being permanently fried]].
* TheStoner: He spends so much time "on Mars" because he's constantly smoking cocaine (or Pot). This causes him to hallucinate weird things, say weirder things, and get kicked by Revy for being high on the Job.


!! Hansel and Gretel
->Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP, Hansel), Creator/TomokoKaneda (JP, Gretel), [[Music/HeyOcean Ashleigh Ball]] (EN, Hansel), Jocelyne Loewen (EN, Gretel)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/black_lagoon_hansel_and_gretel_9195.jpg]]

-->''"[[CreepyChildrenSinging My mother has killed me... my father is eating me... my brothers and sisters sit under the table, picking up my bones! They will bury them under the cold marble stones...]]"''

A pair of incestuous, prepubescent porn star assassins with shared multiple personality disorders. Creepy as Hell. And just as horribly broken due to their horrendous common backstory, [[spoiler:in which they barely survived both an OrphanageOfFear ''and'' being starlets in {{Snuff Film}}s]].
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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonTheLovelaceHousehold The Lovelace Household]][[note]]Roberta, Garcia Fernando Lovelace, Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace, Fabiola Iglesias[[/note]]



[[folder:The Lovelace Household]]

!! Roberta
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roberta_bl.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MichieTomizawa (JP), Creator/TabithaStGermain (EN)

-->'''Balalaika:''' "Take a look at her eyes. Don't you notice anything?"\\
'''Boris:''' "The eyes of a soldier."\\
'''Balalaika:''' "That's correct, sergeant. And that's not all. She's one hell of a rabid dog."

A maid who worked for four years at the Lovelace household in Venezuela. Although her domestic skills such as cleaning and cooking were somewhat lacking, she developed a close friendship with the young son of the Lovelace family, Garcia. Roberta was once known as Rosarita Cisneros, a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba and an internationally wanted criminal. She was taken in by the Lovelaces to clear a debt of honor between Roberta's father and the head of the family, who then became her master.

to:

[[folder:The Lovelace Household]]

Washimine Clan & associates]]

!! Roberta
[[quoteright:225:http://static.
Ginji Matsuzaki
[[quoteright:155:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roberta_bl.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ginji-matsuzaki_6040.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MichieTomizawa Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Creator/TabithaStGermain Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite (EN)

-->'''Balalaika:''' "Take a look at her eyes. Don't you notice anything?"\\
'''Boris:''' "The eyes of a soldier."\\
'''Balalaika:''' "That's correct, sergeant. And that's not all. She's one hell of a rabid dog."

A maid who worked
Legendary enforcer for four years at the Lovelace household in Venezuela. Although her domestic skills such as cleaning Washimine clan and cooking were somewhat lacking, she developed a close friendship protector of Yukio Washimine, his skill with the young son of the Lovelace family, Garcia. Roberta was once known as Rosarita Cisneros, a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba and an internationally wanted criminal. She was taken in by the Lovelaces sword is equal to clear a debt of honor between Roberta's father and the head of the family, who then became her master.Revy's gunfighting ability.



* AbnormalAmmo: Using a [[SchizoTech metal rod that is capable of penetrating armor]] isn't what is expected for a ''centuries-old musket'' to fire.
* AnArmAndALeg: The end of the ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' OVA for the anime leads to [[spoiler:Roberta's 'reckoning' for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge her actions during the arc]]; she gets into a fight with an American special forces unit and loses her left arm from the shoulder down, her right leg from the knee down, her right eye and two fingers on her right arm and is left wheelchair-bound.]] This was a notable departure from the original manga, which was much kinder to her – [[spoiler:Roberta killed almost all of the Americans and got away without so much as a scratch.]]
* TheAtoner: She was a FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba. After becoming disillusioned, she ran away and became a maid for a pacifist.
* AxCrazy: To say that she lost her shit following Diego's death is a very, very, very mellow way of putting it. Lots of guns? Check. Boiling blood? Check. Munching on stimulants like candy? Double check. Hallucinating? Oh yes. Delusions of ''still'' serving Garcia in the middle of a gunfight? That too. And that's not even factoring in the gratituious amounts of [[EvilLaugh evil laughs]] and [[SlasherSmile slasher smiles]].
* {{Badass}}: Biggest one in the series. Revy knows this as well. The merest mention that "The Maid" is back in town is enough to set ''everyone'' on edge, because the only thing it could mean is trouble.
* BadassAdorable: With '''VERY''' heavy on the badass part but still, when you see that [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes kind-hearted side of her]], you really can't help but want to [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe take her home with you]]. She '''''blushed''''' when [[spoiler:Garcia kissed her.]] Take away Roanapur and FARC, and this woman is wholly capable of exuding ''cute''.
%%* BadassBandolier
* BadassCreed: "In the name of Santa Maria, [[PayEvilUntoEvil a hammer blow of righteousness to all injustice.]]"
* BewareTheNiceOnes: On a good day, she's just an adorable family maid. Threaten her charge, and she'll turn back into "The Bloodhound".
* BerserkButton: If you kidnap a member of the Lovelace family, she will kill you and everyone who stands in her way. If you ''kill'' a member of the Lovelace family, she will kill '''''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge EVERYONE]]'''''.
* BoobsOfSteel: According to the creator, out of all the girls who fight (this cancels out Jane), Roberta, who is the most powerful fighter, has the biggest endowed chest at an [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1692199 H.]][[note]] Japan handles cup sizing differently from the West once it hits D. A Japanese H-cup is the equivalent of a Western E or F. Still massive by Japanese or Latin-American standards, but not comically so.[[/note]]
* BraidsOfAction: Wears her hair in two braids on the sides of her head and she's so tough she is constantly compared to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* BriefcaseBlaster: Used one in her initial appearance for the surprise factor.
* BringingRunningShoesToACarChase: She overtakes the Lagoon Crew's vehicle at a dead run and leaping right on the rear with a trench knife. There's a reason she's often compared to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* ByronicHeroine: Let's see: morally neutral, physically attractive, largely concerned with personal interests, suffering from a troubled past that still haunts her, guilty of crimes, cynical, jaded and self-destructive. Yeah, she fits the bill.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She can outrun a car and fire machine guns one handed due to her assassin training.
* CompositeCharacter: A combined {{Expy}} of Film/ElMariachi, [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay The T-1000]] '''and''' Film/MaryPoppins, or [[WordOfGod as the author calls her]], "Death Poppins".
* CrazyPrepared: Let's see, she shows up in Roanapur with an umbrella made of Kevlar that has a built in shotgun, a suitcase made of the same with a built in machine gun and rocket launcher, and she hides [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill enough grenades to demolish an entire building in her maid's skirt]]. And then there's what's inside her suitcase besides all that.
* CreepyGood: Not ''good'' in a heroic sense, but she's the closest thing the show has to an AntiHero aside from Rock, since her only motivation is to save a young boy from certain death, and later, to avenge his father. She had to earn this however; before her redemption, she murdered countless innocents and children…
* CryCute: [[http://batrock.net/animeimages/bl09-14.JPG The adorably sad eyes she looked at Garcia with when she hung off the edge of Dutch's car.]] Aww, can I take her home with me?
* CurbStompBattle: She catches one of Shenhua's kukris in her ''teeth'', uses it to block the ''other'' kukri (with it still in her teeth), then shatters it right in Shenhua's face (''again'' with her '''teeth'''). When Sawyer steps in, Roberta jams the chain and snaps the blade with the ''trigger guards'' of her IMBEL. And when it's Lotton's turn? [[GroinAttack She gives him the boot]]. Lotton survived, thanks to his CrazyPrepared-ness, but it should be noted that the steel codpiece Lotton used to protect his goods was ''crumpled like a soda can from the impact''.
* DarkActionGirl: Fits both the "dark" and the "action" parts with emphasis given her ruthlessness and past.
* {{Determinator}}:
** The crew of the Lagoon repeatedly jokes that she could be the T-1000. All jokes stop when she starts climbing up the back of their car with a pair of trench knives. After catching up to them ''on foot'' at a ''dead run''. What makes it awesome is that she's even [[ShoutOut imitating]] Robert Patrick's "knife hand" sprinter's run.
** Take a look at ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' under NighInvulnerable, just being able to MOVE under that condition guarantees this trope.
%%* DarkIsEvil
* DontLookAtMe: [[spoiler:After she has brief sex with the FARC Commander and then beats his head into a paste, Garcia comes around the corner and begs for her to stop, causing her to have a complete mental breakdown and say these exact words.]]
* TheDreaded: Meet the only character that can put all of Roanapur '''on edge'''. News that the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bloodhound of Florencia"]] was in the city put the entire power structure of its three warring criminal organizations into utter chaos for the week that she was there.
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: She does this after she finishes mowing down a group of thugs in a bar with her umbrella gun, revealing to the surviving thugs that she had several grenades hidden under her dress and had pulled off all the pins in the process.
* FaceHeelTurn: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc. While she was never on the Lagoon Company's side, she was more of a "Face" until her SanitySlippage as a result of her master's assassination from the bombing done by the NSA.
* {{Foil}}: For Revy. Similar violent backgrounds, inhumanly efficient man-killers, dangerously unhinged, and both fly into a homicidal rage if their [[MoralityPet morality pets]] are harmed (Rock for Revy, Garcia for Roberta). ''But'', Roberta is capable of suppressing her violent nature, is easily capable of loving, desperately seeks a purpose in life (in contrast to Revy's nihilism), is much more polite and intelligent, and feels guilt for all the things she did in the past. Essentially, she's how Revy would be if she tried to add purpose to her life and allowed herself to feel love or remorse.
* AGlassInTheHand: She does this with a beer mug – holding just the handle – at the Yellow Flag, one of the few hints we get that she's an utter {{Badass}} before she breaks out the kevlar-lined ParasolOfPain and starts blasting people to hell.
* GunsAkimbo: Amongst her weapons are a pair of IMBEL 1911s, which she wields against Revy's Cutlasses. And later, she adds ''drum clips'' to them.
* HeroAntagonist: In her first appearance, she was trying to retrieve Garcia from his kidnappers, (which were the protagonists)… and is utterly unstoppable in her pursuit.
* HypocriticalHumor: "I have no need for filthy language." During her fistfight with Revy, "STAY THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]] OUT OF THIS!"
* ImplacableWoman: Rock makes a joke on how she's like the Franchise/{{Terminator}}. [[TemptingFate Turns out it couldn't be closer to the truth.]]
* KillEmAll: Borders between this and RoaringRampageOfRevenge in response to her master's death.
%%* KnightTemplar
* LightningBruiser: She's got impressive foot speed and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower is WAY stronger than she looks]].
* MamaBear: You look at Garcia wrong, you're {{deader than dead}}.
* {{Meganekko}}: Spoiler: She doesn't actually need glasses.
* MexicanStandoff: Her epic battle with Revy crossed into a threeway with Hotel Moscow.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** After [[spoiler:she shoots [[MoralityChain Garcia]] because he denounces her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]
** Also has this reaction upon realizing that [[spoiler:while she was tongue kissing and getting screwed by the FARC Commander as a distraction in order to brutally kill him, Garcia was right around the corner, listening in on the entire thing in horror.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** Her nickname is the "Bloodhound of Florencia" and, to be fair, running won't do you much good. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She can outrun a car.]]
** After her initial rampage through Roanapur, the very name "Roberta" became [[TheDreaded one to run away from really fast]].
* NighInvulnerable:
** MadeOfIron is a standard power for characters in this series. Roberta is not so much made of 'Iron' as 'diamondoid, probably poured over a base of Wolfram or some other extremely dense, tear-resistant material'.
** The final episode of ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' [[spoiler:averts this trope. In the manga, Roberta came out of the entire ordeal without a scratch (all the blood on her clothes belonged to her victims). In the OVA, however, she is severely wounded by the Grey Fox unit to the point of losing her right eye, right leg, and left arm, and if that isn't bad enough, her right hand's index and middle fingers are shot off. The only reason she can still walk in the ending is thanks to a cobbled together prosthetic right leg.]]
* NinjaMaid: She doesn't just know kung fu; she's ''bloody invincible'', and carrying enough weaponry in her maid uniform to depopulate a small country. Considering that she used to be the infamous "Bloodhound of Florencia", the most dangerous hitwoman from the FARC…
* NotSoDifferent: Her and Revy. Pointed out by everyone.
* ParasolOfPain: Hers is made of Kevlar and has a built in ''shotgun''. And that's just one of her many pain-inducing items.
* PrecisionFStrike: See Hypocritical Humor, above.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: There's nothing wrong with her eyes. She wears the glasses as part of her "Roberta the peaceful maid" persona. They help her stay in character.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Who would believe that the clumsy housemaid who just burned dinner is actually the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bloodhound of Florencia"]]?
* OneWomanArmy: A fully armed drug cartel meets her in a bar. She kills all of them with ease.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Averted. When they're aren't opaque, you see a [[DeathGlare glare with the fury of 10,000 Hells]].
* RapunzelHair: Had it even in her FARC days.
* RedBaron: The Bloodhound of Florencia
* RedemptionFailure: ''Tried'' to be a good person by being a loyal servant and a mother/sister of sorts to Garcia… sadly, all that went out the window with the murder of her master/Garcia's dad at the start of "El Baile De La Muerte". Worse yet, [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit this was exactly what the antagonists of said arc were trying to accomplish]].]]
* TheRival: One of the many DarkActionGirl rivals for [[VillainProtagonist Revy]]. Unlike Eda, it's less on a personal level and purely from a "I'm just better than you" point of view. Unlike the others though, she's the only one who's arguably "stronger" than Revy, besting her whenever they fight.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: What happens when Garcia gets kidnapped. It's absolutely terrifying to both Garcia and the Lagoon Company.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Roberta's master (and Garcia's dad) is killed at the start of "El Baile De La Muerte", a trail of destruction is Roberta's response.
* SanitySlippage: During "El Baile De La Muerte", she starts downing Ritalin like it's candy, which pushes her far beyond her limits.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: She uses them to hide her perpetual DeathGlare.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Lampshaded when Roberta changes from her maid's outfit to a amazonian look.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: In ''El Baile De La Muerte'' she hunts the killers of her dear master and becomes more dangerous than them. Only [[spoiler:Garcia, Fabiola and Rock's plan]] were enough to snap her out of psycho-mode.
* ShowerOfAngst: We see her sulking in the shower right after her master's demise.
* SlasherSmile: In "El Baile De La Muerte". [[http://www.mangareader.net/700-33904-14/black-lagoon/chapter-50.html holy]][[http://www.mangareader.net/700-33919-6/black-lagoon/chapter-65.html crap]].
* SociopathicHero: She was once an amoral killing machine but has now dedicated herself to the Lovelace family [[spoiler:and goes completely off the deep end when she thinks her young master has died]].
* SpecsOfAwesome: Her permanently ScaryShinyGlasses only make her look even more {{badass}}.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her last name, Cisneros, has been localized as "Tisneros". Admittedly this is closer to how the name is pronounced in Japanese.
* TranquilFury: After Abrego's cartel kidnap Garcia, she rips through his goons and tears a swath across Roanapur to get him back, all the while having the emotional expression of a brick wall.
* TheUnfettered: In "El Baile De La Muerte", she [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge will kill those who killed her master]] then [[MamaBear return to the young master]]. And she's not [[UnstoppableRage particular]] about what it does to her, anyone else, or the long-term consequences. [[AxCrazy Move or die.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: '''Fiercely''' loyal to Garcia and his father.
* UnscrupulousHero: Her moral code can be seen as heroic (by this series' standards at least) since she gave up her life as a FARC guerrilla to become the maid of a pacifist and she only returns to her old ways to save the son of her master. But ''goddamn'' is she ruthless and terrifying. Then her moral code goes down the crapper with the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* UnstoppableRage: If you kidnap or kill her masters, she will hunt you down through single photographs and kill you. You have a slight chance of surviving if you are a member of the Green Berets, otherwise you are ''dead''.
* VillainProtagonist: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* WalkingArmory: Roberta carries a gatling gun briefcase, shotgun disguised as an umbrella, at least one knife, and a crapload of grenades.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* WorthyOpponent: To Revy. Roberta's actually the only person in the series who's gone toe-to-toe with Revy in both a gunfight and a fistfight and ''won''; In their first gunfight she briefly knocked Revy unconscious with a grenade, and then knocked her out ''again'' in a fistfight (this time for several hours).


!!Garcia Fernando Lovelace
[[quoteright:155:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Garcia-lovelace-black-lagoon_3734.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KazueIkura (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck (EN)

The young son of Roberta's master Diego, heir to the Lovelace family. When he's kidnapped and later the Lagoon company gets the work of "transporting" him, Roberta goes against our "heroes" to get her MoralityChain back.

to:

* AbnormalAmmo: Using a [[SchizoTech metal rod BackToBackBadasses: With Revy at the bowling alley against Chaka's group.
%%* BadassBeard
* BerserkButton: Harm Yukio in any way and you will die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Chaka found
that is capable of penetrating armor]] isn't what is expected for a ''centuries-old musket'' to fire.
* AnArmAndALeg: The end of
out the ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' OVA for the anime leads to [[spoiler:Roberta's 'reckoning' for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge her actions during the arc]]; she gets into a fight with an American special forces unit and loses her left arm from the shoulder down, her right leg from the knee down, her right eye and two fingers on her right arm and is left wheelchair-bound.]] This was a notable departure from the original manga, which was much kinder to her – [[spoiler:Roberta killed almost all of the Americans and got away without so much as a scratch.hard way.]]
* TheAtoner: She was a FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba. After becoming disillusioned, she ran away and became a maid TheBigGuy: Revy calls him "Jumbo" for a pacifist.
reason.
* AxCrazy: To say that she lost her shit following Diego's death is a very, very, very mellow way of putting it. Lots of guns? Check. Boiling blood? Check. Munching on stimulants like candy? Double check. Hallucinating? Oh yes. Delusions of ''still'' serving Garcia in the middle of a gunfight? That too. And that's not even factoring in the gratituious amounts of [[EvilLaugh evil laughs]] and [[SlasherSmile slasher smiles]].
* {{Badass}}: Biggest one in the series. Revy knows this as well. The merest mention that "The Maid" is back in town is enough to set ''everyone'' on edge, because the only thing it could mean is trouble.
BodyguardCrush: On Yukio, whom he pledged loyalty to.
* BadassAdorable: With '''VERY''' heavy on the badass part but still, when you see that [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes kind-hearted side of her]], you really can't help but want to [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe take her home BornInTheWrongCentury: Honestly, his almost-supernatural swordsmanship belongs in a completely different ''genre'', much less century.
%%* CoolShades
* DodgeTheBullet: When he's not [[ParryingBullets cutting bullets in half in midair]] Ginji dodges them
with you]]. She '''''blushed''''' when [[spoiler:Garcia kissed her.]] Take away Roanapur and FARC, and this woman is wholly capable of exuding ''cute''.
%%* BadassBandolier
ease, despite his size, at ''point blank'' range.
* BadassCreed: "In TheDragon: Number one enforcer for the name of Santa Maria, [[PayEvilUntoEvil a hammer blow of righteousness to all injustice.]]"
Washimine Clan.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: On a good day, she's HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ginji with not just an adorable family maid. Threaten her charge, and she'll turn back into "The Bloodhound".Yukio, but ''any'' female character.
%%* IaijutsuPractitioner
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He's fast enough to ''cut bullets in half'' with his sword, making him a more than equal match for any normal gunman.
* BerserkButton: If you kidnap IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The only reason he goes back to the Yakuza is because he loves Yukio.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Ginji uses
a member shirasaya blade. Semi-justified in that he's part of the Lovelace family, she will kill you and everyone who stands in her way. If you ''kill'' a member of the Lovelace family, she will kill '''''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge EVERYONE]]'''''.
{{Yakuza}}.
* BoobsOfSteel: According to the creator, out of all the girls who fight (this cancels out Jane), Roberta, who is the most powerful fighter, has the biggest endowed chest at an [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1692199 H.]][[note]] Japan handles cup sizing differently from the West once it hits D. A Japanese H-cup is the equivalent of a Western E or F. Still massive by Japanese or Latin-American standards, LightningBruiser: Huge but not comically so.[[/note]]
fast.
* BraidsOfAction: Wears her hair in two braids on the sides of her head and she's so tough she is constantly compared to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* BriefcaseBlaster: Used one in her initial appearance for the surprise factor.
* BringingRunningShoesToACarChase: She overtakes the Lagoon Crew's vehicle at
MrFanservice: He's a dead run and leaping right on the rear muscled giant with sunglasses and a trench knife. There's katana who spends some time shirtless.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: He's first seen working in
a reason she's often compared to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* ByronicHeroine: Let's see: morally neutral, physically attractive, largely concerned with personal interests, suffering from a troubled past
festival booth. He also says that still haunts her, guilty of crimes, cynical, jaded and self-destructive. Yeah, she fits the bill.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She can outrun a car and fire machine guns one handed due to her assassin training.
* CompositeCharacter: A combined {{Expy}} of Film/ElMariachi, [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay The T-1000]] '''and''' Film/MaryPoppins, or [[WordOfGod as the author calls her]], "Death Poppins".
* CrazyPrepared: Let's see, she shows up in Roanapur with an umbrella made of Kevlar that has a built in shotgun, a suitcase made of the same with a built in machine gun and rocket launcher, and she hides [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill enough grenades to demolish an entire building in her maid's skirt]]. And then there's what's inside her suitcase besides all that.
* CreepyGood: Not ''good'' in a heroic sense, but she's the closest thing the show has to an AntiHero aside from Rock, since her only motivation is to save a young boy from certain death, and later, to avenge his father. She had to earn this however; before her redemption, she murdered countless innocents and children…
* CryCute: [[http://batrock.net/animeimages/bl09-14.JPG The adorably sad eyes she looked at Garcia with when she hung off the edge of Dutch's car.]] Aww, can I take her home with me?
* CurbStompBattle: She catches one of Shenhua's kukris in her ''teeth'', uses it to block the ''other'' kukri (with it still in her teeth), then shatters it right in Shenhua's face (''again'' with her '''teeth'''). When Sawyer steps in, Roberta jams the chain and snaps the blade with the ''trigger guards'' of her IMBEL. And when it's Lotton's turn? [[GroinAttack She gives him the boot]]. Lotton survived, thanks to his CrazyPrepared-ness, but it should be noted that the steel codpiece Lotton used to protect his goods was ''crumpled like a soda can from the impact''.
* DarkActionGirl: Fits both the "dark" and the "action" parts with emphasis given her ruthlessness and past.
* {{Determinator}}:
** The crew of the Lagoon repeatedly jokes that she could be the T-1000. All jokes stop when she starts climbing up the back of their car with a pair of trench knives. After catching up to them ''on foot'' at a ''dead run''. What makes it awesome is that she's even [[ShoutOut imitating]] Robert Patrick's "knife hand" sprinter's run.
** Take a look at ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' under NighInvulnerable, just
being able to MOVE under that condition guarantees poor is better than "selling women and drugs."
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: He averts
this trope.
%%* DarkIsEvil
* DontLookAtMe: [[spoiler:After she has brief sex with the FARC Commander and then beats his head into a paste, Garcia comes around the corner and begs for her to stop, causing her to have a complete mental breakdown and say these exact words.
completely. [[{{Badass}} And wins.]]
* TheDreaded: Meet the only character that can put all of Roanapur '''on edge'''. News that the PapaWolf: Do not even ''look'' at his protégé [[YakuzaPrincess Yukio]] wrong.
* RedBaron:
[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bloodhound of Florencia"]] was in the city put the entire power structure of its three warring criminal organizations into utter chaos for the week that she was there.
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: She does this after she finishes mowing down a group of thugs in a bar with her umbrella gun, revealing to the surviving thugs that she had several grenades hidden under her dress and had pulled off all the pins in the process.
* FaceHeelTurn: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc. While she was never on the Lagoon Company's side, she was more of a "Face" until her SanitySlippage as a result of her master's assassination from the bombing done by the NSA.
* {{Foil}}: For Revy. Similar violent backgrounds, inhumanly efficient man-killers, dangerously unhinged, and both fly into a homicidal rage if their [[MoralityPet morality pets]] are harmed (Rock for Revy, Garcia for Roberta). ''But'', Roberta is capable of suppressing her violent nature, is easily capable of loving, desperately seeks a purpose in life (in contrast to Revy's nihilism), is much more polite and intelligent, and feels guilt for all the things she did in the past. Essentially, she's how Revy would be if she tried to add purpose to her life and allowed herself to feel love or remorse.
* AGlassInTheHand: She does this with a beer mug – holding just the handle – at the Yellow Flag, one of the few hints we get that she's an utter {{Badass}} before she breaks out the kevlar-lined ParasolOfPain and starts blasting people to hell.
* GunsAkimbo: Amongst her weapons are a pair of IMBEL 1911s, which she wields against Revy's Cutlasses. And later, she adds ''drum clips'' to them.
* HeroAntagonist: In her first appearance, she was trying to retrieve Garcia from his kidnappers, (which were the protagonists)… and is utterly unstoppable in her pursuit.
* HypocriticalHumor: "I have no need for filthy language." During her fistfight with Revy, "STAY THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]] OUT OF THIS!"
* ImplacableWoman: Rock makes a joke on how she's like the Franchise/{{Terminator}}. [[TemptingFate Turns out it couldn't be closer to the truth.
Manslayer Ginji.]]
* KillEmAll: Borders between this RetiredBadass: Was contentedly working as a vendor until he was called out of retirement.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge
and RoaringRampageOfRevenge in response to her master's death.
%%* KnightTemplar
* LightningBruiser: She's got impressive foot speed
Revenge]]: Goes through the punks who kidnapped and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower is WAY stronger than she looks]].
* MamaBear: You look at Garcia wrong, you're {{deader than dead}}.
* {{Meganekko}}: Spoiler: She doesn't actually need glasses.
* MexicanStandoff: Her epic battle with Revy crossed
mistreated Yukio like a hay reaper ("Did you want to see my sword that badly?!"), then [[spoiler:goes after the ringleader, chops up his gun, severs then the hands holding it, knocks the guy into a threeway with Hotel Moscow.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** After [[spoiler:she shoots [[MoralityChain Garcia]] because he denounces her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
pool, and pushes him under to drown.]]
** Also has * {{Samurai}}: With his katana, loyalty to his traditional minded master and other aspects, he fits this reaction upon realizing that [[spoiler:while she was tongue kissing mode.
* SlasherSmile: Witholds it most of the time, but lets it slip for a moment when he takes down Laptev's group,
and getting screwed by finally lets it out during the FARC Commander as a distraction in order to brutally kill him, Garcia was right around the corner, listening in final battle.
%%* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Emphasis
on the entire thing in horror."tall" part. The other two stand stil.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large traditional yakuza-style backpiece.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Yukio. After Revy kills him she kills herself.
]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** Her nickname is the "Bloodhound of Florencia" and, to be fair, running won't do you much good. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She can outrun a car.]]
** After her initial rampage through Roanapur, the very name "Roberta" became [[TheDreaded one to run away from really fast]].
* NighInvulnerable:
** MadeOfIron is a standard power for characters in this series. Roberta is not so much made of 'Iron' as 'diamondoid, probably poured over a base of Wolfram or some other extremely dense, tear-resistant material'.
** The final episode of ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' [[spoiler:averts this trope. In the manga, Roberta came out of the entire ordeal without a scratch (all the blood on her clothes belonged to her victims). In the OVA, however, she is severely wounded by the Grey Fox unit to the point of losing her right eye, right leg, and left arm, and if that isn't bad enough, her right hand's index and middle fingers are shot off. The only reason she can still walk in the ending is thanks to a cobbled together prosthetic right leg.]]
* NinjaMaid: She doesn't just know kung fu; she's ''bloody invincible'', and carrying enough weaponry in her maid uniform to depopulate a small country. Considering that she used to be the infamous "Bloodhound of Florencia", the most dangerous hitwoman from the FARC…
* NotSoDifferent: Her and Revy. Pointed out by everyone.
* ParasolOfPain: Hers is made of Kevlar and has a built in ''shotgun''. And that's just one of her many pain-inducing items.
* PrecisionFStrike: See Hypocritical Humor, above.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: There's nothing wrong with her eyes. She wears the glasses as part of her "Roberta the peaceful maid" persona. They help her stay in character.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Who would believe that the clumsy housemaid who just burned dinner is actually the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bloodhound of Florencia"]]?
* OneWomanArmy: A fully armed drug cartel meets her in a bar. She kills all of them with ease.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Averted. When they're aren't opaque, you see a [[DeathGlare glare with the fury of 10,000 Hells]].
* RapunzelHair: Had it even in her FARC days.
* RedBaron: The Bloodhound of Florencia
* RedemptionFailure: ''Tried'' to be a good person by being a loyal servant and a mother/sister of sorts to Garcia… sadly, all that went out the window with the murder of her master/Garcia's dad at the start of "El Baile De La Muerte". Worse yet, [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit this was exactly what the antagonists of said arc were trying to accomplish]].]]
* TheRival: One of the many DarkActionGirl rivals for [[VillainProtagonist Revy]]. Unlike Eda, it's less on a personal level and purely from a "I'm just better than you" point of view. Unlike the others though, she's the only one who's arguably "stronger" than Revy, besting her whenever they fight.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: What happens when Garcia gets kidnapped. It's absolutely terrifying to both Garcia and the Lagoon Company.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Roberta's master (and Garcia's dad) is killed at the start of "El Baile De La Muerte", a trail of destruction is Roberta's response.
* SanitySlippage: During "El Baile De La Muerte", she starts downing Ritalin like it's candy, which pushes her far beyond her limits.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: She uses them to hide her perpetual DeathGlare.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Lampshaded when Roberta changes from her maid's outfit to a amazonian look.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: In ''El Baile De La Muerte'' she hunts the killers of her dear master and becomes more dangerous than them. Only [[spoiler:Garcia, Fabiola and Rock's plan]] were enough to snap her out of psycho-mode.
* ShowerOfAngst: We see her sulking in the shower right after her master's demise.
* SlasherSmile: In "El Baile De La Muerte". [[http://www.mangareader.net/700-33904-14/black-lagoon/chapter-50.html holy]][[http://www.mangareader.net/700-33919-6/black-lagoon/chapter-65.html crap]].
* SociopathicHero: She was once an amoral killing machine but has now dedicated herself to the Lovelace family [[spoiler:and goes completely off the deep end when she thinks her young master has died]].
* SpecsOfAwesome: Her permanently ScaryShinyGlasses only make her look even more {{badass}}.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her last name, Cisneros, has been localized as "Tisneros". Admittedly this is closer to how the name is pronounced in Japanese.
* TranquilFury: After Abrego's cartel kidnap Garcia, she rips through his goons and tears a swath across Roanapur to get him back, all the while having the emotional expression of a brick wall.
* TheUnfettered: In "El Baile De La Muerte", she [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge will kill those who killed her master]] then [[MamaBear return to the young master]]. And she's not [[UnstoppableRage particular]] about what it does to her, anyone else, or the long-term consequences. [[AxCrazy Move or die.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: '''Fiercely''' loyal to Garcia and his father.
* UnscrupulousHero: Her moral code can be seen as heroic (by this series' standards at least) since she gave up her life as a FARC guerrilla to become the maid of a pacifist and she only returns to her old ways to save the son of her master. But ''goddamn'' is she ruthless and terrifying. Then her moral code goes down the crapper with the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* UnstoppableRage: If you kidnap or kill her masters, she will hunt you down through single photographs and kill you. You have a slight chance of surviving if you are a member of the Green Berets, otherwise you are ''dead''.
* VillainProtagonist: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* WalkingArmory: Roberta carries a gatling gun briefcase, shotgun disguised as an umbrella, at least one knife, and a crapload of grenades.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: During the "El Baile De La Muerte" arc.
* WorthyOpponent: To Revy. Roberta's actually Revy immediately pegs him as one for her. He slowly stops denying his inner psycho and admits he sees her the only person in the series who's gone toe-to-toe same way. That's why he has a duel with Revy in both a gunfight and a fistfight and ''won''; In their first gunfight she briefly knocked Revy unconscious with a grenade, and then knocked her out ''again'' in a fistfight (this time for several hours).


!!Garcia Fernando Lovelace
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her.


!! Yukio Washimine
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazueIkura Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/CathyWeseluck Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg (EN)

The young son of Roberta's master Diego, A high school girl and [[YakuzaPrincess heir to the Lovelace family. When he's kidnapped Washimine Clan]], who takes over leadership of the group when it's at war with Balalaika and later the Lagoon company gets the work of "transporting" him, Roberta goes against our "heroes" to get her MoralityChain back. old one, Tsugio Bandou, loses his life.



* AllLovingHero: Stubbornly refuses to resort to violence as a means to an end, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim knowing the consequences of it]]. He also keeps Fabiola from making this mistake. [[spoiler:The one time he appears to subvert this, it was a ruse.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: [[DefiedTrope Vehemently defied]]. During the entirety of ''El Baile de la Muerte'', the poor boy is tormented and given several chances to JumpOffTheSlipperySlope, but he never breaks completely and is deadset on bringing Roberta back to her old self with a minimum of bloodshed.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Gun included, albeit unloaded; he only fires blanks with it, in a gambit to stop Roberta's RoaringRampageOfRevenge without killing any more people. It works.]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:Becomes the Lovelace family head out of necessity after his father is killed.]]
* CooldownKiss: [[spoiler:Gives one to Roberta to revert her from psycho mood.]]
* CutenessProximity: Seems to cause this a few times in "El Baile de la Muerte", first when they go to the wrecked Yellow Flag several of the [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold scantily clad ladies]] that Bao is hanging out with seem quite taken with him, and Shenhua hugs him and out right and [[ImTakingHimHomeWithMe asks if he wants to be her son]].
* DistressedDude: Introduced as a victim of kidnapping. It's not his fault; he ain't a child soldier like several other kids in this series. It's never stated if he had even a sliver of combat training his entire life.
* HarmfulToMinors: Watching his maid slaughter a drug cartel while they swear up a storm.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: Roberta told him that she was impressed by how much he had grown in her absence [[spoiler:(after he had straddled her, no less).]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: With Roberta.
* MexicanStandoff: [[spoiler:Fakes one with Roberta as part of the plan to bring her down from her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]
* MoralityChain: To Roberta. Around him she acts like a nice {{Meido}}. When he's not around her, [[ImplacableMan she tends to go crazy]].
* NameOrderConfusion: Just like Balalaika, his name should be written in Spanish as "Fernando ''Garcia'' Lovelace", as Fernando is normally a first name and Garcia Lovelace are paternal and maternal last names in many Latin American countries.
* PrecociousCrush: He has a crush on his maid Roberta, who's in her mid-to-late 20's. [[spoiler:In "El Baile de la Muerte", ''he kisses her''.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: "See? We're ''not'' dead."


!!Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace
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->Voiced by: Ryunosuke Obayashi (JP), Michael Kopsa (EN)

Garcia's father, Roberta's boss and leader of the Lovelace family. Whose tragic death kicks off the ''El Baile de la Muerte'' arc.
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* ClassTraitor: He is of the old landowning class in Venezuela (well known for their right-wing politics), but when he was killed he was participating in a meeting of Hugo Chavez' fledgeling Fifth Republic Movement - which was even then socialism-inclined.
* DisappearedDad: More like blown to smithereens, but still…
* ImpoverishedPatrician: According to Rock, the Lovelace family is on the lower rungs of Venezuelan high society. While he still has quite a bit of money due to plantations, it's still not much compared to what the Lovelaces used to have in the past. This is due to Diego's political beliefs (he's a quasi-socialist amongst a famously capitalist group) and the harrassment of the Colombian cartel.
* MoralityChain: Roberta owes him her new chance at life, and thus she goes batshit when he kicks it.
* NameOrderConfusion: Just like his son, "Fernando" is not a last name (not even with the "San" in front of it). Unlike his son, Diego and Jose ''are'' proper first names.
* SacrificialLion: His death kicks off the "El Baile de la Muerte" arc.


!!Fabiola Iglesias
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->Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Creator/ShannonChanKent (EN)

Another maid in the Lovelace household, and the only one who's trained in hand-to-hand combat and weaponry like Roberta. After she leaves in her RoaringRampageOfRevenge, Fabiola becomes Garcia's caretaker.
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* ActionGirl: One of the very few female warriors in the series that aren't considerably [[DarkActionGirl darker]].
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She learned Capoeira from watching people practice. No formal training involved.
* {{Badass}}: She equals Revy in hardcoreness but in a adorable way, only character so far who calls Revy out on her DarkActionGirl routine and [[TakeThat verbally own her]] without fear or hesitation of Revy usually shooting the crap outta someone.
* BadassAdorable: Basically Roberta Lite.
* BareYourMidriff: Late in "El Baile de la Muerte", she ditches her maid outfit for bike shorts, a sports bra, and an unzipped hoodie. Averted in the ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' OVA when the hoodie remained zipped.
* UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}: Uses this in conjunction with gunplay.
* CelibateHeroine:
-->"There is no need for you to be concerned about my breasts. Even if they grew as big as melons I have no intention of anybody fondling them."
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: [[spoiler:''Shoots'' Rock with a blank and cracks his rib at the end of "El Baile De La Muerte". While his actions end up saving their lives, his methods are still enormously underhanded and get Roberta and Garcia hurt, and she calls him out on this.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green hair and eyes.
* DanceBattler: Well versed in Capoeira, and uses this to dodge bullets while dual-wielding ''shotguns''.
* DramaticGunCock: When she pulls out a China Lake grenade launcher (that she hid on her back, underneath her outfit) to take out an SUV.
* {{Foil}}: To Revy, she represents the integrity of living a hardcore lifestyle without going psycho and giving up on the world. She's also probably Revy's alternate self, if she were a maid and very polite.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfWoman: Sadly doesn't have as much success as Garcia did with Roberta, but hey, she tried.
* GoodParents: Her parents were hard-working and passed on their strict moral values despite living in a WretchedHive. When Fabiola says she was beaten for stealing, Revy assumes they are NotSoDifferent from her own AbusiveParents. Fabiola thinks otherwise.
* GroinAttack: With a ''knife'' concealed in her shoe. Ouch!
* GunsAkimbo: Dual-wields two Techno Arms MAG-7 ''shotguns'' that she hides [[NothingUpMySleeve in her sleeves]].
* {{IncorruptiblePurePureness}}: Lets put it like this, if this series needed an action movie hero who was a straight up good guy with steadfast idealistic ethtics, Fabiola would be that role and Garcia would be the sidekick or the Heart of the two. While Revy would probably be the main villain alongside Rock as the mastermind of the two.
* KirkSummation: To ''Revy'' of all people, who has been insisting that they live in a [[CrapsackWorld horrible, vicious world]] and that Fabiola needs to stop being so [[RousseauWasRight idealistic]]. She finally gets fed up with it and insists the world is neither, and that she can accept that the world is [[GreyAndGrayMorality a gray place]] and the one who ''really'' thinks the world is black and white is Revy herself. Neither Revy nor Rock were impressed.
* LettingHerHairDown: She undoes her bun when she has an informal conversation with Garcia.
* LittleMissBadass: About 14 to 15 years old, one of the shortest characters in the series, and packing enough firepower to shoot out the entire frontage of the Yellow Flag and blow up an SUV in one shot.
* ModestyShorts : Being a DanceBattler who fights in a [[{{Meido}} Maid outfit]], bike shorts are a must to prevent unwanted attention.
* TheNapoleon: Is picked on because of her lack of height; [[BullyingADragon a rather unwise thing to do]].
* NinjaMaid: Not ''as'' lethal as Roberta, but then again [[UnstoppableRage it's very hard to be as lethal as Roberta]].
* NotSoDifferent: Averted; she sports Roberta's fang-like SlasherSmile at one point, and Revy tries to push Fabiola more towards her nihilistic point-of-view, but she rejects Revy's arguments and never revels in violence like Revy or Roberta do.
* PluckyGirl: One of the few characters in the series who believes that problems can be solved without violence, and stalwartly holds onto this belief despite Revy's constant attempts to convince her otherwise.
* PrimAndProperBun: Done up into her maid frill. It doubles as CompressedHair.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Carries a pump-action China Lake grenade launcher during her fight at the Yellow Flag.
* StreetUrchin: Her backstory involved living on the street before coming to the Lovelace household.
* UndyingLoyalty: Similar to Roberta, being taken in by the Lovelace family earned them her eternal loyalty.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: She makes no effort whatsoever to hide that she detests the methods and mannerisms of Lagoon Company, ''especially'' Rock and Revy. Regardless, she puts up with it for Garcia and Roberta's sake.
* ThouShaltNotKill: During the Yellow Flag shoot-out she inflicts serious injury, but tries to avoid killing anyone.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to Rock at the end of the Roberta arc, because of him using most of the characters involved as pawns and the fact that he did it for [[ItAmusedMe fun]] as well to win the bet with Mr. Chang.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green hair in this case.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Washimine Clan & associates]]

!! Ginji Matsuzaki
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->Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite (EN)

Legendary enforcer for the Washimine clan and protector of Yukio Washimine, his skill with a sword is equal to Revy's gunfighting ability.
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* BackToBackBadasses: With Revy at the bowling alley against Chaka's group.
* {{Badass}}: This guy can take on Revy herself with only a sword, slice bullets in half mid-flight, and thoroughly earned his title of "Manslayer Ginji." He is by far the deadliest man in the Washimine clan.
%%* BadassBeard
* BerserkButton: Harm Yukio in any way and you will die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Chaka found that out the hard way.]]
* TheBigGuy: Revy calls him "Jumbo" for a reason.
* BodyguardCrush: On Yukio, whom he pledged loyalty to.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: Honestly, his almost-supernatural swordsmanship belongs in a completely different ''genre'', much less century.
%%* CoolShades
* DodgeTheBullet: When he's not [[ParryingBullets cutting bullets in half in midair]] Ginji dodges them with ease, despite his size, at ''point blank'' range.
* TheDragon: Number one enforcer for the Washimine Clan.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ginji with not just Yukio, but ''any'' female character.
%%* IaijutsuPractitioner
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He's fast enough to ''cut bullets in half'' with his sword, making him a more than equal match for any normal gunman.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The only reason he goes back to the Yakuza is because he loves Yukio.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Ginji uses a shirasaya blade. Semi-justified in that he's part of the {{Yakuza}}.
* LightningBruiser: Huge but fast.
* MrFanservice: He's a muscled giant with sunglasses and a katana who spends some time shirtless.
* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: He's first seen working in a festival booth. He also says that being poor is better than "selling women and drugs."
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: He averts this completely. [[{{Badass}} And wins.]]
* PapaWolf: Do not even ''look'' at his protégé [[YakuzaPrincess Yukio]] wrong.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Manslayer Ginji.]]
* RetiredBadass: Was contentedly working as a vendor until he was called out of retirement.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Revenge]]: Goes through the punks who kidnapped and mistreated Yukio like a hay reaper ("Did you want to see my sword that badly?!"), then [[spoiler:goes after the ringleader, chops up his gun, severs then the hands holding it, knocks the guy into a pool, and pushes him under to drown.]]
* {{Samurai}}: With his katana, loyalty to his traditional minded master and other aspects, he fits this mode.
* SlasherSmile: Witholds it most of the time, but lets it slip for a moment when he takes down Laptev's group, and finally lets it out during the final battle.
%%* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Emphasis on the "tall" part. The other two stand stil.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large traditional yakuza-style backpiece.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Yukio. After Revy kills him she kills herself.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Revy immediately pegs him as one for her. He slowly stops denying his inner psycho and admits he sees her the same way. That's why he has a duel with her.


!! Yukio Washimine
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->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg (EN)

A high school girl and [[YakuzaPrincess heir to the Washimine Clan]], who takes over leadership of the group when it's at war with Balalaika and the old one, Tsugio Bandou, loses his life.
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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonChurchOfViolence Church of Violence]][[note]]Eda, Sister Yolanda, Ricardo a.k.a Rico[[/note]]




[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]

!! Eda
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->Voiced by: Jun Karasawa (JP), Creator/LisaAnnBeley (EN)

--> ''"God's not in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun with the so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an undercover agent for the CIA.]]

to:

\n[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]\n\n[[folder:The Lovelace Household]]

!! Eda
Roberta
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->Voiced by: Jun Karasawa Creator/MichieTomizawa (JP), Creator/LisaAnnBeley Creator/TabithaStGermain (EN)

--> ''"God's -->'''Balalaika:''' "Take a look at her eyes. Don't you notice anything?"\\
'''Boris:''' "The eyes of a soldier."\\
'''Balalaika:''' "That's correct, sergeant. And that's
not all. She's one hell of a rabid dog."

A maid who worked for four years at the Lovelace household
in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun
Venezuela. Although her domestic skills such as cleaning and cooking were somewhat lacking, she developed a close friendship with the so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante young son of the Lovelace family, Garcia. Roberta was once known as Rosarita Cisneros, a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an undercover agent for internationally wanted criminal. She was taken in by the CIA.]]Lovelaces to clear a debt of honor between Roberta's father and the head of the family, who then became her master.



* BadassBoast: Her retort to [[spoiler:Chang.]]
--> "And another thing, smack talk has no effect on those stronger than you. You and your men have the power to bring men and whole companies to your heels, [[spoiler:but we have the power to bring entire nations to our heels, if not to ruin."]]
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:The ending of the Greenback arc and her role in the ''El Baile De La Muerte'' arc indicate that what we see of Eda is mainly a front.]]
* BerserkButton: Anyone who puts a bullet in the church had better damn well be prepared to go to war. She doesn't appreciate apprentice priest Rico calling her "sis," either.
--> ''"That's SISTER to ''you'', jackass!"''
* ClusterFBomb: Second to Revy in the swearing department.
* TheCheerleader: [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-55-page-22.html When de-aged in the omakes.]]
* CoolBigSis: To Rico because he's new. She insists he calls her "Sister".
* CoolShades: She always wears them - the few times we see her without them, she's either in disguise or otherwise acting officially as a field officer, versus the normal 'undercover' role.
* DarkActionGirl: Along with many other characters in the show, she's a vile criminal.
* GainaxBounce: There is no way in ''hell'' that she wears a bra whilst in her civvies.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Any time Eda takes her sunglasses off, [[spoiler: she becomes ice-cold and dead serious. And it's scary how much of a change it is.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Fufills the role of heavy drinker despite being a ''[[NaughtyNuns nun]]''.
* JesusWasWayCool: She calls Him a trickster that turns water into wine.
* TheLadette: While not as much as a hardass like Revy, she drinks more then Revy, sleeps around more (as in a little) than Revy, and still kicks copious amounts of ass.
%%* MiserAdvisor: Even more so than Revy.
* MsFanservice: Just [[http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsanime/bl/eda.jpg look at her]] when she's wearing her "street clothes", especially since it's very obvious in that photo that [[VaporWear she's not wearing a bra]]... or maybe even still in her nun's habit.
%%* MoreDakka:
* NaughtyNuns: She's very attractive for a nun. And if she was ever under a vow of chastity, she told it to fuck off years ago.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: You'll see her coming anyway, [[spoiler:unless she's ''really'' serious.]]
* NunTooHoly: The most prominent example on the show.
--> ''"What the hell's your problem?! Don't you know what Jesus said in Luke 11? 'Don't trouble me. The door's locked' — got that, bitch?"''
* ShipperOnDeck: She seems to have taken an interest in Rock/Revy, although that's when she's not hitting on Rock herself… which could be an act, and if it is, it's a damn good one.
* {{Stripperific}}: When not wearing her nun outfit, she's showing a lot of skin.
* TheTease: She frequently comes on very heavily to Rock, much to his embarrassment and Revy's [[GreenEyedMonster annoyance]]. As if the poor guy didn't have enough stress in his life...
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "That's SISTER to you, jackass!"
* VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]WithFriendsLikeThese: With Revy. Will point a gun at each one second and then have casual small talk the next.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Glock 17L.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: When she's not in her nun habit, she dresses similarly to Revy.
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Between her CIA connections, the Ripoff Church's intel network, and her own deals with Mr. Chang, Eda is effectively the true ruler of Roanapur. The only person with any suspicion of this is Rock, whom Eda warns not to dig any further.]]

!! Sister Yolanda
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yolanda_golden_eagle_3352.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Akiko Takeguchi (JP), Shirley Millner (EN)

--> ''"My dear, you could learn a thing or two from that young man, you know. In the end, waving your gun around doesn't work. You'll never do good business like that."''

Leader of the Church of Violence. [[spoiler:Very likely has a background in intelligence herself, as she is fully aware of Eda's status, and acts as an informant/confidante to her. But they might just have some kind of [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the CIA]].]]
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* AffablyEvil: Seems like just a benevolent, soft spoken elderly lady, aside from the eyepatch. And, you know, the weapons dealing and the drug smuggling.
* BlingBlingBang: A gold-plated Desert Eagle.
* ChurchMilitant: Although it's unclear whether its members are actually religious or are just using the Church as a front, they are still holy scripture reciting, habit wearing, and gun carrying weapons smugglers.
* CoolOldLady: Wouldn't it be awesome if ''your'' grandma was more like this?
* CorruptChurch: If her church is a genuine house of worship instead of a mere facade, then it is a lot more involved in drugs and weapons than love and forgiveness.
* EyepatchOfPower: The picture says it all: eyepatch, gun, and grin.
* HandCannon: A [[BlingBlingBang gold-plated and engraved]] Desert Eagle to be exact. And this 70-year-old lady can fire it with ''one hand''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: According to one Omake, before she was a wrinkled old lady, she was a knock out.
* LadyOfWar: Very cultured and very well versed in the Bible. Mixes this rather well with being able to blow your shit up with a [[HandCannon gold plated Desert Eagle]].
* NeverMessWithGranny: Especially not when she's firing a freakin' Desert Eagle one-handed.
%%* NotSoHarmlessVillain:

!! Ricardo a.k.a Rico.
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/180px-Black_Lagoon_16_Rico_5634.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP), Simon Hill (EN)

Eda's assistant and a newcomer in the Church Of Violence, who makes his debut in the "Greenback Jane" arc.
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* MoreDakka: His weapons of choice is an M60 Machine Gun.
* NaiveNewcomer: In the Greenback Jane arc, he's a new member to the Church of Violence.
* RunningGag: "That's SISTER to you, jackass!"
* SexyPriest: A cute and laid-back man in priestly vestments.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or green, in his case.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lovelace Household]]

!! Roberta
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roberta_bl.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MichieTomizawa (JP), Creator/TabithaStGermain (EN)

-->'''Balalaika:''' "Take a look at her eyes. Don't you notice anything?"\\
'''Boris:''' "The eyes of a soldier."\\
'''Balalaika:''' "That's correct, sergeant. And that's not all. She's one hell of a rabid dog."

A maid who worked for four years at the Lovelace household in Venezuela. Although her domestic skills such as cleaning and cooking were somewhat lacking, she developed a close friendship with the young son of the Lovelace family, Garcia. Roberta was once known as Rosarita Cisneros, a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba and an internationally wanted criminal. She was taken in by the Lovelaces to clear a debt of honor between Roberta's father and the head of the family, who then became her master.
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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonKanYiFanTriad Kan Yi Fan Triad]][[note]]Mr. Chang, Shenhua, Biu[[/note]]



[[folder:Kan Yi Fan Triad]]

!! Mr. Chang
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mr_chang.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"You hesitate, you lose."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

--> ''"You know, sometimes it just feels like I'm wading through a giant sea of shit."''

A former police officer with the Royal Hong Kong Police turned Triad leader; currently engaged in an friendly competition with Balalaika over control of the Roanapur underworld.

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[[folder:Kan Yi Fan Triad]]

[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]

!! Mr. Chang
Eda
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mr_chang.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eda_blacklagoon.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"You hesitate, you lose."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Jun Karasawa (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall Creator/LisaAnnBeley (EN)

--> ''"You know, sometimes it just feels like I'm wading through a giant sea of shit."''

A former police officer
''"God's not in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun
with the Royal Hong Kong Police turned Triad leader; currently engaged in so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an friendly competition with Balalaika over control of undercover agent for the Roanapur underworld.CIA.]]




* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The head of the Triad in Roanapur, ''and'' the best gun-fighter in the series.
* BackToBackBadasses: He and Revy make an awesome version of this - See the terrorist arc.
* {{Badass}}: Revy calls him "sir" which should instantly tell you he's the most badass guy in a town ''full'' of them. (It's obvious that Revy wants to be a cool, rich and powerful Triad boss just like Chang when she grows up.)
* BlatantLies: He tells Rock that, as a former cop, he's seen both sides of the law and has a different perspective from anyone else. [[spoiler:He was actually a ''corrupt'' cop, responsible for the deaths of his fellow officers and other nasty stuff. He was on the other side from the start.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Apathetically and matter-of-factually talks about his absolute lack of compassion for the sexually-abused AxCrazy children Hansel and Gretel ''because'' he is a black-hearted cynical scumbag and is ''completely'' comfortable with that fact, not to mention that they killed some of his men. This is '''the''' defining difference from the kind-and-honorable PapaWolf gangsters played by Chow Yun-Fat that he is based upon.
* CasualDangerDialogue: He engages in this during the Hansel & Gretel arc. Chang and a group of his {{Mook}}s are outside Verrochio's place and he casually mentions, "You may want to duck". Seconds later one of Verrochio's goons goes flying through the air and the {{Mook}} ducks and barely manages to avoid being hit by the body.
* TheChessmaster: The one who commissioned Rock to see through to ending Roberta's rampage.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Chang looks suspiciously like Chow Yun-Fat.
* CoolShades: Considering his character design is based on Chow Yun-Fat, this comes with the territory.
* CynicalMentor: Shows [[OlderAndWiser shades]] [[GenerationXerox of this]] toward Rock in "El Baile de la Muerte" arc. He sees to it that Rock gains points in chessmaster at the same time as lossing points in compassion.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Don't call him "[[AffectionateNickname Babe]]" (Unless you're Fry Face).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He considers having to kill old friends a rotten deal. So in the light novel, he offers to take care of such an enemy for Balalaika… Too bad she's EvilerThanThou.
* EvilLaugh: Gives one after Rock calls him out for what he is.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While he is generally friendly towards the Lagoon Company and might be mistaken as AffablyEvil at first, he reveals during his BreakingSpeech to Rock that his friendliness doesn't mean a thing.
* GunsAkimbo: Unlike Chow Yun-Fat's characters, Chang's [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]] are two Beretta 76s. He also uses a pair of AMT Hardballer Longslides borrowed from his subordinates.
* IdenticalStranger: The light novel mentions offhand that when he visited Beijing, he was mistaken for a celebrity. Wonder who that could have been?
* IHaveManyNames: It's played for laughs in the light novel. Biu would prefer that Chang not add "[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Master Ninja]]" to his repertoire of nicknames.
* MrFanservice: Without his glasses, he is very handsome; ''with'' the glasses he is very handsome.
* NervesOfSteel: Normally cheerful and emotive, this guy is also capable of being completely calm during a massive shootout. The only time he lost his cool was [[spoiler:when Eda told him he was an insect compared to the might of the United States.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The already mentioned Chow Yun-Fat.
* NotSoDifferent: He started out on the right side of the law, only to defect when by all counts he shouldn't have had to, and now serves as an OnlySaneMan for fellow criminals. Chang is more than happy to point this out to a horrified [[VillainProtagonist Rokuro]].
* OnlySaneMan: Generally acts as a voice of reason towards the other local crimelords, particularly [[BloodKnight Balalaika]].
-->Are we going to break this up and kill each other before we even get to the agenda? I can imagine the party over at the Justice Department if we did.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Balalaika's Red.
* RousingSpeech: Saddles his fellow crime heads with a villainous version, after the OnlySaneMan quote eventually accomplishes zilch. Two pages' worth can be found on the Quotes Page.
* UnwittingPawn: Most everyone knows that ''Chang'' is the true "ruler" of Roanapur, having the most power and influence. What they ''don't'' know is that [[spoiler:his benefactor is the CIA itself. The only reason he's allowed as much power is because the CIA makes use of his South-China drug and weapon trade routes for their own ends. It also explains why the Triad is the Church's biggest customer.]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork This fact is not lost on him.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Of the untied variety, hanging around the collar of his coat.
* SlasherSmile: Rarely done, but has one or two of these on occasion, usually accompanied by a cigarette between his teeth.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Mr. Chang is a Pak Tsa Sin (a high ranking officer) of the Kan Yi Fan, a fictional Triad based in Hong Kong.


!! Shenhua
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shenhua_blacklagoon.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSasaki (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A Taiwanese assassin in the employ of Mr. Chang. She prefers to use various edged weapons in close combat, in particular a pair of kukri knives linked together with a length of leather rope at the handles, thus using them as modified rope darts. She is also skilled in the use of throwing knives.

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* AffablyEvil: Quite cheery most of the time, whether she's skewering hapless {{Mooks}}, or delivering an unfortunate man in a suitcase to be chopped up by a goth with a chainsaw. She and Revy even have a (relatively) friendly conversation whilst trying to kill each other.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Speaks like this in both the Japanese and English dubs, something Revy makes fun of whenever they see each other.
* AxCrazy: She can get rather… enthusiastic about chopping up people with kukuri knives.
* {{Badass}}: She's like Revy but with swords instead of guns and with the addition of martial art skills.
* DarkActionGirl: She's as [[AxCrazy insane]] as she is capable.
* DragonLady: She's a Taiwanese assassin who wears cheongsam/qipao and talks in pidgin English (or Japanese, respectively). Don't underestimate her because of that if you value your life.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: She presumably speaks fluent Chinese, but her English (and Japanese, in the original) is utterly dreadful both in grammar and pronunciation, to the point where Revy (who is Chinese-American) nicknames her "Chinglish". It's ''not'' a good idea to take her poor language skills for stupidity, [[DarkActionGirl unless you want to be]] [[KnifeNut knifed to death]].
-->"My English not good because I am pure Taiwanese. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Maybe you like me to skin your ass, bitch?]]"
* FemmeFatalons: She has long red nails.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Wears long stiletto heels on purpose to keep her edge in an environment where almost nobody knows martial arts. When she gets serious, they come off.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: The difference between her and [[WorldOfBadass every other woman in the show]] is that she kicks ass while wearing an elegant red {{qipao}}.
* KnifeNut: She's as good with the knives as Revy is with the guns. She also has some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunai kunai]] for long distance fighting, and can [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks toss her Kukris]] if her opponents are further away.
* KukrisAreKool: She fights with a much more practical version of a Whip Sword: twin whip kukri. She's good enough to behead people with them from 30 feet away.
* LadyOfWar: She's damn graceful with those kukris and kunai.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Very easy to underestimate given her {{Engrish}}. You'll regret laughing though when her knife comes out.
* PeekABangs: Her hair style involves a long fringe that occasionally covers her eyes.
* PowerTrio: She forms one with Lotton and Sawyer. They even live together now!
* {{Qipao}}: She loves wearing these, though she's Taiwanese to be precise.
* RapunzelHair: Wears her hair very long as part of her DragonLady motif.
* ShesGotLegs: That dress shows off every inch.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: While she's pretty deadly in melee combat with her Kukris, they're also attached on a rope to her wrists, so she can also hurl them for mid-ranged combat. Her accuracy with them is pretty good as well.

!! Biu
Chang's most visible assistant, apparently his second-in-command.
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* BeleagueredAssistant: He's introduced with Chang casually tossing his cell phone at him, and further appearances put them into a lighter, more serious version of the [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Comedic Duo]].
* TheComicallySerious: With a boss as apparently whimsical as [[AffablyEvil Mr. Chang]], Biu's appearances tend to cast him as Chang's StraightMan. The light novel's "Master Ninja" incident comes to mind.
* CoolShades: Always wears shades.
* TheDragon: Though we've never seen Biu fight, he's highly enough ranked that he can (lightly) banter with his boss and occasionally discuss fairly personal matters.
* StraightMan: To Chang's "carefree mob boss act."
* TriadsAndTongs: He belongs to the Triad.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]

!! Eda
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eda_blacklagoon.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Jun Karasawa (JP), Creator/LisaAnnBeley (EN)

--> ''"God's not in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun with the so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an undercover agent for the CIA.]]
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%%* {{Badass}}
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* [[Characters/BlackLagoonHotelMoscow Hotel Moscow]][[note]]Sofiyia "Balalaika" Pavlovena, Boris, Meshov, Sakharov[[/note]]



[[folder:Hotel Moscow]]

!! Sofiyia "Balalaika" Pavlovena
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/balalaika.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"When things get stirred up, they're stirred up like a typhoon."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (JP), Patricia Drake (EN)

--> ''"Hotel Moscow will show no mercy to anything in its way. We will reject it and annihilate it. Family, friends, even the pet dog if necessary."''

A former Soviet [=VDV=] special forces commander turned mafia queen; member (along with Mr. Chang and two others) of the four-person commission that regulates crime in Roanapur. Her real name is Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena.

to:

[[folder:Hotel Moscow]]


[[folder:Kan Yi Fan Triad]]

!! Sofiyia "Balalaika" Pavlovena
Mr. Chang
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/balalaika.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mr_chang.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"When things get stirred up, they're stirred up like a typhoon.[[caption-width-right:225:''"You hesitate, you lose."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Patricia Drake Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

--> ''"Hotel Moscow will show no mercy to anything in its way. We will reject ''"You know, sometimes it and annihilate it. Family, friends, even the pet dog if necessary.just feels like I'm wading through a giant sea of shit."''

A former Soviet [=VDV=] special forces commander police officer with the Royal Hong Kong Police turned mafia queen; member (along Triad leader; currently engaged in an friendly competition with Balalaika over control of the Roanapur underworld.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The head of the Triad in Roanapur, ''and'' the best gun-fighter in the series.
* BackToBackBadasses: He and Revy make an awesome version of this - See the terrorist arc.
* {{Badass}}: Revy calls him "sir" which should instantly tell you he's the most badass guy in a town ''full'' of them. (It's obvious that Revy wants to be a cool, rich and powerful Triad boss just like Chang when she grows up.)
* BlatantLies: He tells Rock that, as a former cop, he's seen both sides of the law and has a different perspective from anyone else. [[spoiler:He was actually a ''corrupt'' cop, responsible for the deaths of his fellow officers and other nasty stuff. He was on the other side from the start.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Apathetically and matter-of-factually talks about his absolute lack of compassion for the sexually-abused AxCrazy children Hansel and Gretel ''because'' he is a black-hearted cynical scumbag and is ''completely'' comfortable with that fact, not to mention that they killed some of his men. This is '''the''' defining difference from the kind-and-honorable PapaWolf gangsters played by Chow Yun-Fat that he is based upon.
* CasualDangerDialogue: He engages in this during the Hansel & Gretel arc. Chang and a group of his {{Mook}}s are outside Verrochio's place and he casually mentions, "You may want to duck". Seconds later one of Verrochio's goons goes flying through the air and the {{Mook}} ducks and barely manages to avoid being hit by the body.
* TheChessmaster: The one who commissioned Rock to see through to ending Roberta's rampage.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Chang looks suspiciously like Chow Yun-Fat.
* CoolShades: Considering his character design is based on Chow Yun-Fat, this comes with the territory.
* CynicalMentor: Shows [[OlderAndWiser shades]] [[GenerationXerox of this]] toward Rock in "El Baile de la Muerte" arc. He sees to it that Rock gains points in chessmaster at the same time as lossing points in compassion.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Don't call him "[[AffectionateNickname Babe]]" (Unless you're Fry Face).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He considers having to kill old friends a rotten deal. So in the light novel, he offers to take care of such an enemy for Balalaika… Too bad she's EvilerThanThou.
* EvilLaugh: Gives one after Rock calls him out for what he is.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While he is generally friendly towards the Lagoon Company and might be mistaken as AffablyEvil at first, he reveals during his BreakingSpeech to Rock that his friendliness doesn't mean a thing.
* GunsAkimbo: Unlike Chow Yun-Fat's characters, Chang's [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]] are two Beretta 76s. He also uses a pair of AMT Hardballer Longslides borrowed from his subordinates.
* IdenticalStranger: The light novel mentions offhand that when he visited Beijing, he was mistaken for a celebrity. Wonder who that could have been?
* IHaveManyNames: It's played for laughs in the light novel. Biu would prefer that Chang not add "[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Master Ninja]]" to his repertoire of nicknames.
* MrFanservice: Without his glasses, he is very handsome; ''with'' the glasses he is very handsome.
* NervesOfSteel: Normally cheerful and emotive, this guy is also capable of being completely calm during a massive shootout. The only time he lost his cool was [[spoiler:when Eda told him he was an insect compared to the might of the United States.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The already mentioned Chow Yun-Fat.
* NotSoDifferent: He started out on the right side of the law, only to defect when by all counts he shouldn't have had to, and now serves as an OnlySaneMan for fellow criminals. Chang is more than happy to point this out to a horrified [[VillainProtagonist Rokuro]].
* OnlySaneMan: Generally acts as a voice of reason towards the other local crimelords, particularly [[BloodKnight Balalaika]].
-->Are we going to break this up and kill each other before we even get to the agenda? I can imagine the party over at the Justice Department if we did.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Balalaika's Red.
* RousingSpeech: Saddles his fellow crime heads with a villainous version, after the OnlySaneMan quote eventually accomplishes zilch. Two pages' worth can be found on the Quotes Page.
* UnwittingPawn: Most everyone knows that ''Chang'' is the true "ruler" of Roanapur, having the most power and influence. What they ''don't'' know is that [[spoiler:his benefactor is the CIA itself. The only reason he's allowed as much power is because the CIA makes use of his South-China drug and weapon trade routes for their own ends. It also explains why the Triad is the Church's biggest customer.]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork This fact is not lost on him.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Of the untied variety, hanging around the collar of his coat.
* SlasherSmile: Rarely done, but has one or two of these on occasion, usually accompanied by a cigarette between his teeth.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs:
Mr. Chang and two others) is a Pak Tsa Sin (a high ranking officer) of the four-person commission that regulates crime Kan Yi Fan, a fictional Triad based in Roanapur. Her real name Hong Kong.


!! Shenhua
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shenhua_blacklagoon.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSasaki (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A Taiwanese assassin in the employ of Mr. Chang. She prefers to use various edged weapons in close combat, in particular a pair of kukri knives linked together with a length of leather rope at the handles, thus using them as modified rope darts. She
is Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena.also skilled in the use of throwing knives.



* AffablyEvil: Balalaika is generally calm, collected, funny, will occasionally spare people's lives on the grounds that they amuse her, is usually willing to negotiate before resorting to violence, and has only lost her temper once in the entire series. However, if negotiations don't go her way, she won't even blink before [[DissonantSerenity casually gunning down everyone in the room.]]
* AloneWithThePsycho: Inverted when Balalaika finds herself alone with PsychoForHire Hansel. The inversion is that [[spoiler:Balalaika [[CurbstompBattle quite easily]] has him killed]].
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Balalaika reminds the leaders of the other criminal organisations that her [[TheMafiya organisation]] will destroy anyone gets in their way. And their families. And their pet dog, if necessary.
* {{Asexuality}}: Even though she can get flirtatious with guys like Rock or, more seriously, Mr. Chang, she finds sex boring and uninteresting, and has no real sex life to speak of. There's also her completely bored-to-death look when she edits porn videos[[note]] although anyone who edits for a living can tell ya that after the first 30 minutes even porn gets boring when you're editing them[[/note]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is the head of Hotel Moscow, and is certainly in the upper echelons of the series lethality tier.
* {{Badass}}: She's Revy's role model in this regard. Whether it's negioations, war, or knife fighting, few can match her.
* BadassArmy: The Vysotoniki were all former Soviet commandos with the Spetsnaz and the [=VDV=] and they all had combat experience in Afghanistan against the Mujahideen.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Her normal wear is a red business top with a long skirt bottom.
* TheBaroness: Do NOT get on her bad side if you value your life. Trust us on this one.
* BeautyMark: To side of her left eye.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Averted. While [[spoiler:her famous scars]] are the result of being captured and tortured in Afghanistan, what really set the Kapitan down that road was her country's "[[UngratefulBastard thanks]]" for their [[TraumaCongaLine soldiers' service]].
* BerserkButton: One of the surest ways to get on Balalaika's bad side is to torture or kill any of her men.
* BigBad: Granted, it's a series where nearly every character is an outright villain, but if there's any one character that fits the bill, it's Balalaika, in both the literal meaning of the trope ''(Hotel Moscow is the most dangerous criminal faction in Roanapur)'' and the fact that she's a BigGood to the main cast ''(who are also criminals)''.
* BigGood: To the [[VillainProtagonist main protagonists]] and anyone she looks after and/or gives jobs to. She treats them well and usually comes to lend a hand dealing with competing evils. Of course, this is only provided there's something in it for her and they don't get on her bad side; her true loyalty only lies with her war comrades. Case in point; though she's amused by Rock's {{Adorkable}} nature and takes a liking to him, the one time he pushes her too far with accusations and demands, she doesn't hesitate to flip him on the roof of a car and put a gun to his head.
* BloodKnight:
** According to Revy she'd rather give up sex than pass up a chance to wage war.
** In the light novel, she welcomed an old subordinate who'd found himself on the opposite side refusing the olive branch because it meant that he, like herself, meant to continue fighting to the bitter end.
* BreakTheCutie: In the anime, we see her as an innocent young girl who wanted to join the Olympic biathalon team. Then the Afghan War happened and she got completely trashed.
* BrokenBird: Thanks to the Afghan War and the subsequent collapse of her country, the cute teenager who wanted to become an Olympic marksman and make her family proud ended up as a cynical, scarred, and stylishly brutal [[TheBaroness Mafia queen]].
* TheChessmaster: In the old tradition of "game of kings", she crushes the opposition with superior tactics. [[spoiler:The Washimine family didn't know what hit them. Most of them were dead before they realized she was moving against them.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise. The head of Washimine clan attempted to do this at first because Balalaika was obviously going overboard, providing a very undesirable sort of help.
* CoatCape: She wears her Soviet military coat like this.
* CombatPragmatist: On a large scale, as she fights her mob wars like military operations. [[spoiler:Her men smashed the Washimine Group special forces-style, complete with snipers, frag grenades, flash-bangs, explosives and whatnot and suffered no casualties; the only loss from Hotel Moscow is the ex-KGB and his men, who are not part of Balalaika's ex-airborne troops [[InterserviceRivalry and who she never liked anyway]].]]
* CoolBigSis: To Revy, anyway, who even refers to her as "Anego" which means "Sister". Though Revy isn't above calling Balalaika a bitch when she pulls a gun on Rock [[spoiler:or has her men shoot Revy and Shenhua in the arms.]]
* CoveredWithScars: She has burn scars all over her body, ending at her thighs.
* DarkActionGirl: Before she graduated to The Baroness she was a sinister soldier sniper.
* DeadpanSnarker: Moreso than anyone else in this series.
* DeathSeeker: Balalaika confesses to Chang that her driving motivation is to "meet that one fated person in that one fated battle" and die remembering who she once was.
* DissonantSerenity: Nothing says "I love my job" like grinning while snapping a Yakuza leader's neck, stopping to engage in a philosophic debate about the nature of the human condition with [[spoiler:a would-be assassin whom she has just had shot]] or politely apologizing to Lagoon Company for any inconvenience they may have experienced during their last mission which ends with some unlucky bastard's apartment exploding.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Given what she saw in Afghanistan, it's not a shock she has this.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Balalaika (and a large portion of her men) served as Spetznaz during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; their tactics and training are used with brutal efficiency in their criminal operations.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The only one who "gets" to call Chang "Babe" to his face. Naturally, he (and everyone else who dares) responds with "Fry Face".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Her real name is Sofiyia Pavlovena. She is rarely addressed by that.
* EvilLaugh: Her reaction to Rock trying to talk her down near the end of the Yakuza arc is sinister amusement.
* EvilerThanThou:
** Her confrontation with Hansel she proves that she is both more ruthless and more cruel.
** The {{yakuza}}, especially Yukio, learn that they are not nearly pragmatic enough to match her in mob warfare.
** In the light novel, she out-eviled ''Mr. Chang'' of all people, laughing in his face when he offered to take out her rebellious subordinate so she wouldn't have to kill one of her own.
* FemmeFatalons: She has long pink talons.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: She's ex-Soviet military. She also came from a rather high-ranking family.
* FriendlySniper: She was considered a better shot than any of her men in Afghanistan, not to mention much more approachable before things went to shit for them.
* GirlishPigtails: Her StartOfDarkness episode "Little Soldier Girls" reveals that she wore her hair like this prior to enlisting in the Soviet Special Forces. This serves to highlight the contrast between the innocent girl that she was, and the nihilistic BloodKnight that she becomes.
* GoodScarsEvilScars:
** Balalaika has a large part of one side of her face scarred as a result of the war. She's sometimes called "Fry Face" because of it. She still manages to look attractive regardless.
** The first time you see her arms in Chapter 64.
** The [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Black-Lagoon/item229980/ swimsuit special by the author/artist shows that it's actually most of her torso]] (assuming the doujin is canon).
%%According to the timeline, Balalaika can't be older than mid-thirties; please stop including the GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave trope here
* IcyBlueEyes
* InSeriesNickname: Besides her pseudonym Balalaika, some of the other crime syndicates in Roanapur have been known to call her "Fry Face" because of her burn scars.
* IronLady: The no-nonsense leader of a gang of Russian commandos-turned-hitmen and the scariest member of their outfit by far.
* ItsRainingMen: Former VDV Airborne Troops captain.
* KickTheDog: Sending Rock a picture of [[spoiler:Yukio]], whom he inadvertently drove to suicide, with a big red "x" over it after the ordeal in Japan. Considering her general attitude towards him, it could be considered more of a morbid joke, but she did kick several other dogs in that arc, such as slaughtering an already weakened Washimine clan just because she could.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Killing Chen by tying him up in his own apartment and blowing him up for attempting to kill the Lagoon company.]]
* LadyOfWar: She was the captain of a Russian army squadron with enough manpower to potentially fight and hold on their own should World War III occur, and she hardly ever swears or raises her voice, maintaining a distinct air of grace and respect when speaking or being spoken to, and would probably shoot you without hesitation.
* {{Lzherusskie}}: The name "Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena" is a typical case of ''klukva''[[note]] (nonsense that foreigners commonly think is accurate about Russia)[[/note]]. The [[NameOrderConfusion order of names is totally wrong]] (it should be "Sofiya Pavlovna Irininskaya"), and the last name sounds really fake to real Russians.
* TheMafiya: Unlike most other women pertaining to a Mafia-like organization, she's in charge instead of being just a regular MafiaPrincess. If anything, she's more of a Mafia ''Queen''. She's too experienced and too powerful to be a mere "princess".
* MamaBear: You hurt her subordinates, you will be dead soon. And. VERY. Messily. [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel didn't pay attention to this.]]
* AMotherToHerMen: Balalaika's concern for her subordinates are her a large source of her PetTheDog moments. If you attack ''any'' of her men, [[MamaBear you will be DEAD]]. Note this extends to her part-time employees as well, most notably the Lagoon Company. She might be utterly ruthless, but her recurring trait is her unswerving loyalty to her comrades, regardless of duration.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A balalaika is a type of stringed instrument, but it's also Russian military slang for a Dragunov sniper rifle (which Balalaika used during the Soviet-Afghan War).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In the English Dub version of episode 3, when she is threatening Chen, she briefly slips into a thick Russian accent. Granted, she ''is'' Russian, but this is the only time she ever does it in the series. Maybe Patricia Drake just [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] and nobody bothered to change it.
* PetTheDog: Many, mostly concerning her relation with both her henchmen and Lagoon Company.
** The [[http://www.absoluteanime.com/black_lagoon/balalaika%5B2%5D.jpg smile]] she gives to Rock at the end of the Yakuza arc, which is one of the few times she gives an honest smile instead of TechnicallyASmile.
** The revelation of why she was discharged, [[spoiler:mainly, due to an international incident when she was photographed by media somewhere her unit shouldn't have officially been]], is a pet the dog moment for her since the reason she got photographed was because [[spoiler:she went out of her way to save a child.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: Quotes an 80's song while delivering one of her most brutal {{The Reason You Suck Speech}}es.
* PowerHair: Averted. She is powerful, {{badass}}, feared and a strategist but she has the long, flowing, slightly wavy tresses usually worn by weak and fragile [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]]
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Nice commie ones like "Comrades, raise your fists!" or "Cock your hammers!"
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: She wears black tights under her long business skirt.
* PsychoticSmirk: A common expression of her's as she's about to kill someone.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Mr. Chang's Blue.
* RenegadeRussian: It's TheNineties the nineties, she is a former Soviet [=VDV=] special forces commander and now a mafia queen.
* RousingSpeech: Gives one of these to her ''Vysotniki'' before leading them to avenge their comrades' deaths.
* ScarsAreForever: Justified, given their severity. Her face and body were badly burned during the Afghan War.
* ShutUpHannibal: Done to [[spoiler:Hansel]], with [[spoiler:a sniper rifle]]. She gives three words and a sound effect to deal with one of the creepiest little psychos you'll ever meet.
--> '''Balalaika:''' "I said KNEEL!" *BANG*
* SlasherSmile: When she's enjoying herself she sports a wide and scary grin.
* SmokingIsCool: Usually has a nice big cigar on hand. She also smokes Parliaments from time to time.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is on the taller side of the character spectrum, and has a very toned physique underneath her business suit.
* StillWearingTheOldColors: Continues to wear a Soviet military coat over her shoulders even after joining the mafia. She and her men also wear their old uniforms, as well.
* TheCaptain: "Kapitan."
* TheStoic: Keeps her cool even as Hansel tells her [[spoiler:how one of her men died an agonizing death, screaming out to her.]]
* TheStrategist: She's the brains of her personal army.
* StrawNihilist:
-->'''Balalaika:''' In the grand scheme of things, our lives are meaningless. They're light as air… like a candy wrapper.
* TechnicallyASmile: If Balalaika ever smiles at you, it's recommended that you make sure your last will and testament is up to date. She even used to provide the page image.
* {{Touche}}: She admitted that Yukio's van trick was an "effective counter-measure" which means Yukio had to be crushed absolutely.
* TranquilFury: Even when she's in the depths of teeth-gnashing, blood-boiling rage, Balalaika tends to speak like a patient mother scolding her children. She raises her voice in anger exactly twice. Both times are among the tensest points in the series.
%%* {{Ubermensch}}
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-55-page-23.html This]] is Balalaika at age 9.
* WarriorPoet: Sometimes lapses into how WarIsGlorious.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: As a young girl she takes on the challenge of becoming an Olympic shooter as her success would restore her father's honor, though it's not said what he did wrong (given the Communist-era setting, it's possible he was disgraced for political unreliability).
* WouldHurtAChild: Zig-zagged. Like Mr. Chang, under certain circumstances she has no compunctions about hurting children ''physically'' and ''very'' violently. [[spoiler:Even though she did not do it directly, Hansel and Gretel got no special treatment for being children, and the fact that they killed some of her men no doubt helped, and it's heavily implied that she would have done it herself if given a chance.]] And in the anime, a flashback to the Afghan War shows her shifting her sniper fire away from a child running towards its mother, but presumably she'd have no qualms about killing a ChildSoldier, and does mention that her men had to fight some in Afghanistan.
* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: She is a disillusioned former Soviet Special Forces commander who turned to a life of crime after being screwed over by the government in the wake of the war.
* YoungAndInCharge: During the series she is around her mid-thirties, which implies she became a lieutenant and later kapitan in her twenties during the Afghan War.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: It says a lot about what life's done to her that people keep trying to add the "GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave" trope to a character canonically in her late thirties.


!! Boris
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/_boris_6317.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TaitenKusunoki (JP), Mark Acheson (EN)

Balalaika's former platoon sergeant during the Soviet-Afghan war, Boris is utterly loyal and devoted to her and is almost always at his ''Kapitan'''s side.
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* {{Bishounen}}: According [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-55-page-24.html to one of the omakes]], [[spoiler:he used to be an incredibly scrawny, girlish-looking boy (the ShoutOut to ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' was very obvious), so to fix this, he joined the Army and [[TookALevelInBadass took 20 levels in badass]]. Even more hilarious is that everyone, even Balalaika, told him he was an idiot for doing such a thing.]]
* BigBeautifulMan: Inverted, as he is very muscular with wide set shoulders.
* TheDragon: We can safely assume he is this to Balalaika, despite not having seen him do much so far. It's implied he was her platoon sergeant make in the formal military and he is always at her side speaking with her or delivering orders to the rank-and-file.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Admits to Balalaika that [[spoiler:taking out Hansel's leg and hand with a sniper rifle and letting him slowly bleed to death]] gave him the chills. Though he may have been talking about how he was letting one of the only people to kill a member of the Vysotniki in-series within twenty feet of her.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: The Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore.
%%* MauveShirt
* RuggedScar: The large scar across his face is his most distinguishing feature. Like Balalaika he presumably acquired it during the Soviet-Afghan War. Presumably a knife wound.
* SergeantRock: The fact that she addresses him as "sergeant" rather than by name suggests that he's her former platoon sergeant.
* TheStoic: One of the least emotive characters in the series.
** TerseTalker: Speaks in short, clipped sentences.
%%* TheMafiya


!! Meshov
->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Richard Newman (EN)

Member of the [[BadassArmy Vysotniki]]
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* FriendlyTarget: The reason he was introduced. Although his death doesn't seem like it was intended to make the audience sad, just horrified.
* HumanPincushion: Remember that mention of horrifying? The other reason he was introduced was part of being a demonstration on how [[CreepyTwins insane Hansel and Gretel]] are.


!! Sakharov

He is a corporal and member of the [[BadassArmy Vysotniki]].
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* FriendlyTarget: The reason he was introduced. [[spoiler:Seriously, he didn't even survive the episode he was introduced in.]] Although his death doesn't seem like it was intended to make the audience sad.
* SacrificialLamb: His introduction to the show is brutally cut short to show that Hansel and Gretel are DeadSerious.

to:

* AffablyEvil: Balalaika is generally calm, collected, funny, will occasionally spare people's lives on the grounds that they amuse her, is usually willing to negotiate before resorting to violence, and has only lost her temper once in the entire series. However, if negotiations don't go her way, she won't even blink before [[DissonantSerenity casually gunning down everyone in the room.]]
* AloneWithThePsycho: Inverted when Balalaika finds herself alone with PsychoForHire Hansel. The inversion is that [[spoiler:Balalaika [[CurbstompBattle quite easily]] has him killed]].
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Balalaika reminds the leaders
Quite cheery most of the other criminal organisations that her [[TheMafiya organisation]] will destroy anyone gets time, whether she's skewering hapless {{Mooks}}, or delivering an unfortunate man in their way. And their families. And their pet dog, if necessary.
a suitcase to be chopped up by a goth with a chainsaw. She and Revy even have a (relatively) friendly conversation whilst trying to kill each other.
* {{Asexuality}}: Even though she AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Speaks like this in both the Japanese and English dubs, something Revy makes fun of whenever they see each other.
* AxCrazy: She
can get flirtatious rather… enthusiastic about chopping up people with guys like Rock or, more seriously, Mr. Chang, she finds sex boring and uninteresting, and has no real sex life to speak of. There's also her completely bored-to-death look when she edits porn videos[[note]] although anyone who edits for a living can tell ya that after the first 30 minutes even porn gets boring when you're editing them[[/note]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is the head of Hotel Moscow, and is certainly in the upper echelons of the series lethality tier.
kukuri knives.
* {{Badass}}: She's Revy's role model in this regard. Whether it's negioations, war, or knife fighting, few can match her.like Revy but with swords instead of guns and with the addition of martial art skills.
* BadassArmy: The Vysotoniki were all former Soviet commandos with the Spetsnaz DarkActionGirl: She's as [[AxCrazy insane]] as she is capable.
* DragonLady: She's a Taiwanese assassin who wears cheongsam/qipao
and the [=VDV=] and they all had combat experience talks in Afghanistan against the Mujahideen.pidgin English (or Japanese, respectively). Don't underestimate her because of that if you value your life.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Her normal wear is a red business top with a long skirt bottom.
* TheBaroness: Do NOT get on
EloquentInMyNativeTongue: She presumably speaks fluent Chinese, but her bad side if you value your life. Trust us on this one.
* BeautyMark: To side of her left eye.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Averted. While [[spoiler:her famous scars]] are
English (and Japanese, in the result of being captured and tortured in Afghanistan, what really set the Kapitan down that road was her country's "[[UngratefulBastard thanks]]" for their [[TraumaCongaLine soldiers' service]].
* BerserkButton: One of the surest ways to get on Balalaika's bad side
original) is to torture or kill any of her men.
* BigBad: Granted, it's a series where nearly every character is an outright villain, but if there's any one character that fits the bill, it's Balalaika, in
utterly dreadful both the literal meaning of the trope ''(Hotel Moscow is the most dangerous criminal faction in Roanapur)'' grammar and the fact that she's a BigGood pronunciation, to the main cast ''(who are also criminals)''.
point where Revy (who is Chinese-American) nicknames her "Chinglish". It's ''not'' a good idea to take her poor language skills for stupidity, [[DarkActionGirl unless you want to be]] [[KnifeNut knifed to death]].
-->"My English not good because I am pure Taiwanese. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Maybe you like me to skin your ass, bitch?]]"
* BigGood: To the [[VillainProtagonist main protagonists]] and anyone FemmeFatalons: She has long red nails.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Wears long stiletto heels on purpose to keep her edge in an environment where almost nobody knows martial arts. When
she looks after and/or gives jobs to. She treats them well and usually comes to lend a hand dealing with competing evils. Of course, this is only provided there's something in it for gets serious, they come off.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: The difference between
her and they don't get on her bad side; her true loyalty only lies [[WorldOfBadass every other woman in the show]] is that she kicks ass while wearing an elegant red {{qipao}}.
* KnifeNut: She's as good
with her war comrades. Case in point; though she's amused by Rock's {{Adorkable}} nature and takes a liking to him, the one time he pushes her too far knives as Revy is with accusations the guns. She also has some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunai kunai]] for long distance fighting, and demands, she doesn't hesitate to flip him on the roof of a car and put a gun to his head.
* BloodKnight:
** According to Revy she'd rather give up sex than pass up a chance to wage war.
** In the light novel, she welcomed an old subordinate who'd found himself on the opposite side refusing the olive branch because it meant that he, like herself, meant to continue fighting to the bitter end.
* BreakTheCutie: In the anime, we see
can [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks toss her as an innocent young girl who wanted to join the Olympic biathalon team. Then the Afghan War happened and she got completely trashed.
* BrokenBird: Thanks to the Afghan War and the subsequent collapse of
Kukris]] if her country, the cute teenager who wanted to become an Olympic marksman and make her family proud ended up as a cynical, scarred, and stylishly brutal [[TheBaroness Mafia queen]].
opponents are further away.
* TheChessmaster: In the old tradition of "game of kings", she crushes the opposition with superior tactics. [[spoiler:The Washimine family didn't know what hit them. Most of them were dead before they realized she was moving against them.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise. The head of Washimine clan attempted to do this at first because Balalaika was obviously going overboard, providing a very undesirable sort of help.
* CoatCape:
KukrisAreKool: She wears her Soviet military coat like this.
* CombatPragmatist: On a large scale, as she
fights her mob wars like military operations. [[spoiler:Her men smashed the Washimine Group special forces-style, complete with snipers, frag grenades, flash-bangs, explosives and whatnot and suffered no casualties; the only loss a much more practical version of a Whip Sword: twin whip kukri. She's good enough to behead people with them from Hotel Moscow is the ex-KGB and his men, who are not part of Balalaika's ex-airborne troops [[InterserviceRivalry and who she never liked anyway]].]]
* CoolBigSis: To Revy, anyway, who even refers to her as "Anego" which means "Sister". Though Revy isn't above calling Balalaika a bitch when she pulls a gun on Rock [[spoiler:or has her men shoot Revy and Shenhua in the arms.]]
* CoveredWithScars: She has burn scars all over her body, ending at her thighs.
* DarkActionGirl: Before she graduated to The Baroness she was a sinister soldier sniper.
* DeadpanSnarker: Moreso than anyone else in this series.
* DeathSeeker: Balalaika confesses to Chang that her driving motivation is to "meet that one fated person in that one fated battle" and die remembering who she once was.
* DissonantSerenity: Nothing says "I love my job" like grinning while snapping a Yakuza leader's neck, stopping to engage in a philosophic debate about the nature of the human condition with [[spoiler:a would-be assassin whom she has just had shot]] or politely apologizing to Lagoon Company for any inconvenience they may have experienced during their last mission which ends with some unlucky bastard's apartment exploding.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Given what she saw in Afghanistan, it's not a shock she has this.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Balalaika (and a large portion of her men) served as Spetznaz during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; their tactics and training are used with brutal efficiency in their criminal operations.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The only one who "gets" to call Chang "Babe" to his face. Naturally, he (and everyone else who dares) responds with "Fry Face".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Her real name is Sofiyia Pavlovena. She is rarely addressed by that.
* EvilLaugh: Her reaction to Rock trying to talk her down near the end of the Yakuza arc is sinister amusement.
30 feet away.
* EvilerThanThou:
** Her confrontation
LadyOfWar: She's damn graceful with Hansel she proves those kukris and kunai.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Very easy to underestimate given her {{Engrish}}. You'll regret laughing though when her knife comes out.
* PeekABangs: Her hair style involves a long fringe
that she is both more ruthless occasionally covers her eyes.
* PowerTrio: She forms one with Lotton
and more cruel.
** The {{yakuza}}, especially Yukio, learn that they are not nearly pragmatic enough
Sawyer. They even live together now!
* {{Qipao}}: She loves wearing these, though she's Taiwanese
to match her in mob warfare.be precise.
** In the light novel, she out-eviled ''Mr. Chang'' of all people, laughing in his face when he offered to take out her rebellious subordinate so she wouldn't have to kill one of her own.
* FemmeFatalons: She has long pink talons.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: She's ex-Soviet military. She also came from a rather high-ranking family.
* FriendlySniper: She was considered a better shot than any of her men in Afghanistan, not to mention much more approachable before things went to shit for them.
* GirlishPigtails: Her StartOfDarkness episode "Little Soldier Girls" reveals that she wore
RapunzelHair: Wears her hair like this prior to enlisting in the Soviet Special Forces. This serves to highlight the contrast between the innocent girl that she was, and the nihilistic BloodKnight that she becomes.
* GoodScarsEvilScars:
** Balalaika has a large
very long as part of one side of her face scarred as a result of the war. She's sometimes called "Fry Face" because of it. She still manages to look attractive regardless.
** The first time you see her arms in Chapter 64.
** The [[http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Black-Lagoon/item229980/ swimsuit special by the author/artist
DragonLady motif.
* ShesGotLegs: That dress
shows that it's actually most of her torso]] (assuming the doujin is canon).
%%According to the timeline, Balalaika can't be older than mid-thirties; please stop including the GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave trope here
off every inch.
* IcyBlueEyes
* InSeriesNickname: Besides her pseudonym Balalaika, some of the other crime syndicates in Roanapur have been known to call her "Fry Face" because of her burn scars.
* IronLady: The no-nonsense leader of a gang of Russian commandos-turned-hitmen and the scariest member of their outfit by far.
* ItsRainingMen: Former VDV Airborne Troops captain.
* KickTheDog: Sending Rock a picture of [[spoiler:Yukio]], whom he inadvertently drove to suicide, with a big red "x" over it after the ordeal in Japan. Considering her general attitude towards him, it could be considered more of a morbid joke, but she did kick several other dogs in that arc, such as slaughtering an already weakened Washimine clan just because she could.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Killing Chen by tying him up in his own apartment and blowing him up for attempting to kill the Lagoon company.]]
* LadyOfWar: She was the captain of a Russian army squadron with enough manpower to potentially fight and hold on their own should World War III occur, and she hardly ever swears or raises her voice, maintaining a distinct air of grace and respect when speaking or being spoken to, and would probably shoot you without hesitation.
* {{Lzherusskie}}: The name "Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena" is a typical case of ''klukva''[[note]] (nonsense that foreigners commonly think is accurate about Russia)[[/note]]. The [[NameOrderConfusion order of names is totally wrong]] (it should be "Sofiya Pavlovna Irininskaya"), and the last name sounds really fake to real Russians.
* TheMafiya: Unlike most other women pertaining to a Mafia-like organization,
ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: While she's pretty deadly in charge instead of being just a regular MafiaPrincess. If anything, she's more of a Mafia ''Queen''. She's too experienced and too powerful to be a mere "princess".
* MamaBear: You hurt
melee combat with her subordinates, you will be dead soon. And. VERY. Messily. [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel didn't pay attention to this.]]
* AMotherToHerMen: Balalaika's concern for her subordinates are her
Kukris, they're also attached on a large source of her PetTheDog moments. If you attack ''any'' of her men, [[MamaBear you will be DEAD]]. Note this extends rope to her part-time employees as well, most notably the Lagoon Company. She might be utterly ruthless, but her recurring trait is her unswerving loyalty to her comrades, regardless of duration.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A balalaika is a type of stringed instrument, but it's
wrists, so she can also Russian military slang hurl them for a Dragunov sniper rifle (which Balalaika used during the Soviet-Afghan War).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In the English Dub version of episode 3, when she is threatening Chen, she briefly slips into a thick Russian accent. Granted, she ''is'' Russian, but this is the only time she ever does it in the series. Maybe Patricia Drake just [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] and nobody bothered to change it.
* PetTheDog: Many, mostly concerning her relation
mid-ranged combat. Her accuracy with both her henchmen and Lagoon Company.
** The [[http://www.absoluteanime.com/black_lagoon/balalaika%5B2%5D.jpg smile]] she gives to Rock at the end of the Yakuza arc, which
them is one of the few times she gives an honest smile instead of TechnicallyASmile.
** The revelation of why she was discharged, [[spoiler:mainly, due to an international incident when she was photographed by media somewhere her unit shouldn't have officially been]], is a pet the dog moment for her since the reason she got photographed was because [[spoiler:she went out of her way to save a child.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: Quotes an 80's song while delivering one of her most brutal {{The Reason You Suck Speech}}es.
* PowerHair: Averted. She is powerful, {{badass}}, feared and a strategist but she has the long, flowing, slightly wavy tresses usually worn by weak and fragile [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]]
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Nice commie ones like "Comrades, raise your fists!" or "Cock your hammers!"
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: She wears black tights under her long business skirt.
* PsychoticSmirk: A common expression of her's
pretty good as she's about to kill someone.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Mr.
well.

!! Biu
Chang's Blue.
most visible assistant, apparently his second-in-command.
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* RenegadeRussian: It's TheNineties the nineties, she is a former Soviet [=VDV=] special forces commander BeleagueredAssistant: He's introduced with Chang casually tossing his cell phone at him, and now a mafia queen.
* RousingSpeech: Gives one of these to her ''Vysotniki'' before leading
further appearances put them to avenge their comrades' deaths.
* ScarsAreForever: Justified, given their severity. Her face and body were badly burned during the Afghan War.
* ShutUpHannibal: Done to [[spoiler:Hansel]], with [[spoiler:a sniper rifle]]. She gives three words and
into a sound effect to deal with one lighter, more serious version of the creepiest little psychos you'll ever meet.
--> '''Balalaika:''' "I said KNEEL!" *BANG*
[[StraightManAndWiseGuy Comedic Duo]].
* SlasherSmile: When she's enjoying herself she sports TheComicallySerious: With a wide boss as apparently whimsical as [[AffablyEvil Mr. Chang]], Biu's appearances tend to cast him as Chang's StraightMan. The light novel's "Master Ninja" incident comes to mind.
* CoolShades: Always wears shades.
* TheDragon: Though we've never seen Biu fight, he's highly enough ranked that he can (lightly) banter with his boss
and scary grin.
occasionally discuss fairly personal matters.
* SmokingIsCool: Usually has a nice big cigar on hand. She also smokes Parliaments from time to time.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is on the taller side of the character spectrum, and has a very toned physique underneath her business suit.
* StillWearingTheOldColors: Continues to wear a Soviet military coat over her shoulders even after joining the mafia. She and her men also wear their old uniforms, as well.
* TheCaptain: "Kapitan.
StraightMan: To Chang's "carefree mob boss act."
* TheStoic: Keeps her cool even as Hansel tells her [[spoiler:how one of her men died an agonizing death, screaming out to her.]]
* TheStrategist: She's the brains of her personal army.
* StrawNihilist:
-->'''Balalaika:''' In the grand scheme of things, our lives are meaningless. They're light as air… like a candy wrapper.
* TechnicallyASmile: If Balalaika ever smiles at you, it's recommended that you make sure your last will and testament is up to date. She even used to provide the page image.
* {{Touche}}: She admitted that Yukio's van trick was an "effective counter-measure" which means Yukio had to be crushed absolutely.
* TranquilFury: Even when she's in the depths of teeth-gnashing, blood-boiling rage, Balalaika tends to speak like a patient mother scolding her children. She raises her voice in anger exactly twice. Both times are among the tensest points in the series.
%%* {{Ubermensch}}
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-55-page-23.html This]] is Balalaika at age 9.
* WarriorPoet: Sometimes lapses into how WarIsGlorious.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: As a young girl she takes on the challenge of becoming an Olympic shooter as her success would restore her father's honor, though it's not said what he did wrong (given the Communist-era setting, it's possible he was disgraced for political unreliability).
* WouldHurtAChild: Zig-zagged. Like Mr. Chang, under certain circumstances she has no compunctions about hurting children ''physically'' and ''very'' violently. [[spoiler:Even though she did not do it directly, Hansel and Gretel got no special treatment for being children, and the fact that they killed some of her men no doubt helped, and it's heavily implied that she would have done it herself if given a chance.]] And in the anime, a flashback
TriadsAndTongs: He belongs to the Afghan War shows her shifting her sniper fire away from a child running towards its mother, but presumably she'd have no qualms about killing a ChildSoldier, and does mention that her men had to fight some in Afghanistan.
* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: She is a disillusioned former Soviet Special Forces commander who turned to a life of crime after being screwed over by the government in the wake of the war.
* YoungAndInCharge: During the series she is around her mid-thirties, which implies she became a lieutenant and later kapitan in her twenties during the Afghan War.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: It says a lot about what life's done to her that people keep trying to add the "GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave" trope to a character canonically in her late thirties.


!! Boris
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/_boris_6317.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TaitenKusunoki (JP), Mark Acheson (EN)

Balalaika's former platoon sergeant during the Soviet-Afghan war, Boris is utterly loyal and devoted to her and is almost always at his ''Kapitan'''s side.
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* {{Bishounen}}: According [[http://manga.animea.net/black-lagoon-chapter-55-page-24.html to one of the omakes]], [[spoiler:he used to be an incredibly scrawny, girlish-looking boy (the ShoutOut to ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' was very obvious), so to fix this, he joined the Army and [[TookALevelInBadass took 20 levels in badass]]. Even more hilarious is that everyone, even Balalaika, told him he was an idiot for doing such a thing.]]
* BigBeautifulMan: Inverted, as he is very muscular with wide set shoulders.
* TheDragon: We can safely assume he is this to Balalaika, despite not having seen him do much so far. It's implied he was her platoon sergeant make in the formal military and he is always at her side speaking with her or delivering orders to the rank-and-file.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Admits to Balalaika that [[spoiler:taking out Hansel's leg and hand with a sniper rifle and letting him slowly bleed to death]] gave him the chills. Though he may have been talking about how he was letting one of the only people to kill a member of the Vysotniki in-series within twenty feet of her.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: The Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore.
%%* MauveShirt
* RuggedScar: The large scar across his face is his most distinguishing feature. Like Balalaika he presumably acquired it during the Soviet-Afghan War. Presumably a knife wound.
* SergeantRock: The fact that she addresses him as "sergeant" rather than by name suggests that he's her former platoon sergeant.
* TheStoic: One of the least emotive characters in the series.
** TerseTalker: Speaks in short, clipped sentences.
%%* TheMafiya


!! Meshov
->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Richard Newman (EN)

Member of the [[BadassArmy Vysotniki]]
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* FriendlyTarget: The reason he was introduced. Although his death doesn't seem like it was intended to make the audience sad, just horrified.
* HumanPincushion: Remember that mention of horrifying? The other reason he was introduced was part of being a demonstration on how [[CreepyTwins insane Hansel and Gretel]] are.


!! Sakharov

He is a corporal and member of the [[BadassArmy Vysotniki]].
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* FriendlyTarget: The reason he was introduced. [[spoiler:Seriously, he didn't even survive the episode he was introduced in.]] Although his death doesn't seem like it was intended to make the audience sad.
* SacrificialLamb: His introduction to the show is brutally cut short to show that Hansel and Gretel are DeadSerious.
Triad.



[[folder:Kan Yi Fan Triad]]

!! Mr. Chang
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mr_chang.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"You hesitate, you lose."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall (EN)

--> ''"You know, sometimes it just feels like I'm wading through a giant sea of shit."''

A former police officer with the Royal Hong Kong Police turned Triad leader; currently engaged in an friendly competition with Balalaika over control of the Roanapur underworld.

to:

[[folder:Kan Yi Fan Triad]]

[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]

!! Mr. Chang
Eda
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mr_chang.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eda_blacklagoon.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"You hesitate, you lose."'']]

->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Jun Karasawa (JP), Creator/TrevorDevall Creator/LisaAnnBeley (EN)

--> ''"You know, sometimes it just feels like I'm wading through a giant sea of shit."''

A former police officer
''"God's not in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun
with the Royal Hong Kong Police turned Triad leader; currently engaged in so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an friendly competition with Balalaika over control of undercover agent for the Roanapur underworld.CIA.]]




* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The head of the Triad in Roanapur, ''and'' the best gun-fighter in the series.
* BackToBackBadasses: He and Revy make an awesome version of this - See the terrorist arc.
* {{Badass}}: Revy calls him "sir" which should instantly tell you he's the most badass guy in a town ''full'' of them. (It's obvious that Revy wants to be a cool, rich and powerful Triad boss just like Chang when she grows up.)
* BlatantLies: He tells Rock that, as a former cop, he's seen both sides of the law and has a different perspective from anyone else. [[spoiler:He was actually a ''corrupt'' cop, responsible for the deaths of his fellow officers and other nasty stuff. He was on the other side from the start.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Apathetically and matter-of-factually talks about his absolute lack of compassion for the sexually-abused AxCrazy children Hansel and Gretel ''because'' he is a black-hearted cynical scumbag and is ''completely'' comfortable with that fact, not to mention that they killed some of his men. This is '''the''' defining difference from the kind-and-honorable PapaWolf gangsters played by Chow Yun-Fat that he is based upon.
* CasualDangerDialogue: He engages in this during the Hansel & Gretel arc. Chang and a group of his {{Mook}}s are outside Verrochio's place and he casually mentions, "You may want to duck". Seconds later one of Verrochio's goons goes flying through the air and the {{Mook}} ducks and barely manages to avoid being hit by the body.
* TheChessmaster: The one who commissioned Rock to see through to ending Roberta's rampage.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Chang looks suspiciously like Chow Yun-Fat.
* CoolShades: Considering his character design is based on Chow Yun-Fat, this comes with the territory.
* CynicalMentor: Shows [[OlderAndWiser shades]] [[GenerationXerox of this]] toward Rock in "El Baile de la Muerte" arc. He sees to it that Rock gains points in chessmaster at the same time as lossing points in compassion.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: Don't call him "[[AffectionateNickname Babe]]" (Unless you're Fry Face).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He considers having to kill old friends a rotten deal. So in the light novel, he offers to take care of such an enemy for Balalaika… Too bad she's EvilerThanThou.
* EvilLaugh: Gives one after Rock calls him out for what he is.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While he is generally friendly towards the Lagoon Company and might be mistaken as AffablyEvil at first, he reveals during his BreakingSpeech to Rock that his friendliness doesn't mean a thing.
* GunsAkimbo: Unlike Chow Yun-Fat's characters, Chang's [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]] are two Beretta 76s. He also uses a pair of AMT Hardballer Longslides borrowed from his subordinates.
* IdenticalStranger: The light novel mentions offhand that when he visited Beijing, he was mistaken for a celebrity. Wonder who that could have been?
* IHaveManyNames: It's played for laughs in the light novel. Biu would prefer that Chang not add "[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Master Ninja]]" to his repertoire of nicknames.
* MrFanservice: Without his glasses, he is very handsome; ''with'' the glasses he is very handsome.
* NervesOfSteel: Normally cheerful and emotive, this guy is also capable of being completely calm during a massive shootout. The only time he lost his cool was [[spoiler:when Eda told him he was an insect compared to the might of the United States.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The already mentioned Chow Yun-Fat.
* NotSoDifferent: He started out on the right side of the law, only to defect when by all counts he shouldn't have had to, and now serves as an OnlySaneMan for fellow criminals. Chang is more than happy to point this out to a horrified [[VillainProtagonist Rokuro]].
* OnlySaneMan: Generally acts as a voice of reason towards the other local crimelords, particularly [[BloodKnight Balalaika]].
-->Are we going to break this up and kill each other before we even get to the agenda? I can imagine the party over at the Justice Department if we did.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Balalaika's Red.
* RousingSpeech: Saddles his fellow crime heads with a villainous version, after the OnlySaneMan quote eventually accomplishes zilch. Two pages' worth can be found on the Quotes Page.
* UnwittingPawn: Most everyone knows that ''Chang'' is the true "ruler" of Roanapur, having the most power and influence. What they ''don't'' know is that [[spoiler:his benefactor is the CIA itself. The only reason he's allowed as much power is because the CIA makes use of his South-China drug and weapon trade routes for their own ends. It also explains why the Triad is the Church's biggest customer.]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork This fact is not lost on him.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Of the untied variety, hanging around the collar of his coat.
* SlasherSmile: Rarely done, but has one or two of these on occasion, usually accompanied by a cigarette between his teeth.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Mr. Chang is a Pak Tsa Sin (a high ranking officer) of the Kan Yi Fan, a fictional Triad based in Hong Kong.


!! Shenhua
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shenhua_blacklagoon.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSasaki (JP), Creator/SaffronHenderson (EN)

A Taiwanese assassin in the employ of Mr. Chang. She prefers to use various edged weapons in close combat, in particular a pair of kukri knives linked together with a length of leather rope at the handles, thus using them as modified rope darts. She is also skilled in the use of throwing knives.

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* AffablyEvil: Quite cheery most of the time, whether she's skewering hapless {{Mooks}}, or delivering an unfortunate man in a suitcase to be chopped up by a goth with a chainsaw. She and Revy even have a (relatively) friendly conversation whilst trying to kill each other.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Speaks like this in both the Japanese and English dubs, something Revy makes fun of whenever they see each other.
* AxCrazy: She can get rather… enthusiastic about chopping up people with kukuri knives.
* {{Badass}}: She's like Revy but with swords instead of guns and with the addition of martial art skills.
* DarkActionGirl: She's as [[AxCrazy insane]] as she is capable.
* DragonLady: She's a Taiwanese assassin who wears cheongsam/qipao and talks in pidgin English (or Japanese, respectively). Don't underestimate her because of that if you value your life.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: She presumably speaks fluent Chinese, but her English (and Japanese, in the original) is utterly dreadful both in grammar and pronunciation, to the point where Revy (who is Chinese-American) nicknames her "Chinglish". It's ''not'' a good idea to take her poor language skills for stupidity, [[DarkActionGirl unless you want to be]] [[KnifeNut knifed to death]].
-->"My English not good because I am pure Taiwanese. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Maybe you like me to skin your ass, bitch?]]"
* FemmeFatalons: She has long red nails.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Wears long stiletto heels on purpose to keep her edge in an environment where almost nobody knows martial arts. When she gets serious, they come off.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: The difference between her and [[WorldOfBadass every other woman in the show]] is that she kicks ass while wearing an elegant red {{qipao}}.
* KnifeNut: She's as good with the knives as Revy is with the guns. She also has some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunai kunai]] for long distance fighting, and can [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks toss her Kukris]] if her opponents are further away.
* KukrisAreKool: She fights with a much more practical version of a Whip Sword: twin whip kukri. She's good enough to behead people with them from 30 feet away.
* LadyOfWar: She's damn graceful with those kukris and kunai.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Very easy to underestimate given her {{Engrish}}. You'll regret laughing though when her knife comes out.
* PeekABangs: Her hair style involves a long fringe that occasionally covers her eyes.
* PowerTrio: She forms one with Lotton and Sawyer. They even live together now!
* {{Qipao}}: She loves wearing these, though she's Taiwanese to be precise.
* RapunzelHair: Wears her hair very long as part of her DragonLady motif.
* ShesGotLegs: That dress shows off every inch.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: While she's pretty deadly in melee combat with her Kukris, they're also attached on a rope to her wrists, so she can also hurl them for mid-ranged combat. Her accuracy with them is pretty good as well.

!! Biu
Chang's most visible assistant, apparently his second-in-command.
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* BeleagueredAssistant: He's introduced with Chang casually tossing his cell phone at him, and further appearances put them into a lighter, more serious version of the [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Comedic Duo]].
* TheComicallySerious: With a boss as apparently whimsical as [[AffablyEvil Mr. Chang]], Biu's appearances tend to cast him as Chang's StraightMan. The light novel's "Master Ninja" incident comes to mind.
* CoolShades: Always wears shades.
* TheDragon: Though we've never seen Biu fight, he's highly enough ranked that he can (lightly) banter with his boss and occasionally discuss fairly personal matters.
* StraightMan: To Chang's "carefree mob boss act."
* TriadsAndTongs: He belongs to the Triad.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ripoff Church / Church of Violence]]

!! Eda
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eda_blacklagoon.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Jun Karasawa (JP), Creator/LisaAnnBeley (EN)

--> ''"God's not in today. He's on vacation in Vegas."''

An easy-going, sunglasses-wearing nun with the so-called Church Of Violence. Revy's confidante and only friend. [[spoiler: Also an undercover agent for the CIA.]]
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