History Manga / BlackLagoon

15th Jan '17 9:03:15 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}:
** Let's play it safe and go with ''everyone'' that has dialogue, barring mooks and other cannon fodder.
** This even includes the pacifist Rock, who is able to argue with some of the most psychotically violent characters on the show, and not get killed. Sometimes he even wins.
*** In episode 2 he comes up with the idea of [[spoiler:launching a boat into the air and firing a ''torpedo'' at an attack helicopter.]] More importantly, it '''''works'''''.
*** He negotiates his way through Sister Yolanda while Revy and Eda are pointing guns at each other, without looking up from his tea. He's an ''intelligent'' badass.
*** Late in the series, while Roanapur is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt going to hell in a hand basket]], Dutch and Benny are relaxing inside the Lagoon office. At one point, they comment about the craziness going on outside their front door and each one agrees that it would be much worse if Rock actually learned how to shoot a gun.
*** He's also the only character (aside from Roberta) to cross [[BloodKnight Balalaika]] and live to talk about it.
*** How about actually snatching Revy's gun from in front of his face before she can pull the trigger? In truth, she hesitated and may have only pulled the trigger because the gun jerked in her hand, but it still takes balls of titanium to attempt it with Revy's gun in your face to begin with.
** Subverted with Lotton the Wizard. While he has all elements that'd point that he'd be the coolest badass ever, he ends up being an endearing JokeCharacter. However, he's one CrazyPrepared man, and spends a lot of his free time with [[ChainsawGood Sawyer]] and [[KnifeNut Shenhua]], and the very fact he's survived this long seems that there's more in his head than [[InTheNameOfTheMoon long-winded speeches]].



** Averted with most of the females. No female character ever mentions a relationship to a man to justify their success, line of work or skills. Their positions in the story were hard-earned and based on their own abilities. Fabiola and Roberta were taken in by a wealthy widower, but Roberta averts the trope as the reason why she had to turn to said widower for help was ''because'' she already had a reputation as a stone-cold killer and all-around {{Badass}} who needed some help evading her enemies. Fabiola learned how to fight thanks to growing up in [[WrongSideOfTheTracks the slums of Venezuela]] and Roberta was the one who trained her on how to handle a gun. The one example that probably plays this straight is [[MafiaPrincess Yukio]], and that [[DownerEnding did not end well at all]].

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** Averted with most of the females. No female character ever mentions a relationship to a man to justify their success, line of work or skills. Their positions in the story were hard-earned and based on their own abilities. Fabiola and Roberta were taken in by a wealthy widower, but Roberta averts the trope as the reason why she had to turn to said widower for help was ''because'' she already had a reputation as a stone-cold killer and all-around {{Badass}} badass who needed some help evading her enemies. Fabiola learned how to fight thanks to growing up in [[WrongSideOfTheTracks the slums of Venezuela]] and Roberta was the one who trained her on how to handle a gun. The one example that probably plays this straight is [[MafiaPrincess Yukio]], and that [[DownerEnding did not end well at all]].



* QuickDraw: Chaka challenges Revy to a quick draw contest, with them drawing when the soda can he's holding hits the floor. Revy has such contempt for him she charges at Chaka and [[NotWorthKilling knocks him down with a kick to the face]]. She then leads him to Ginji, who challenges Chaka to his own quick draw contest, with Ginji [[KatanasAreJustBetter only armed with a samurai sword]]. ''[[BadAss Ginji wins!]]''

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* QuickDraw: Chaka challenges Revy to a quick draw contest, with them drawing when the soda can he's holding hits the floor. Revy has such contempt for him she charges at Chaka and [[NotWorthKilling knocks him down with a kick to the face]]. She then leads him to Ginji, who challenges Chaka to his own quick draw contest, with Ginji [[KatanasAreJustBetter only armed with a samurai sword]]. ''[[BadAss Ginji wins!]]''''Ginji wins!''
10th Jan '17 6:17:55 AM arisboch
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* BilingualBonus: In Episode 6 (in the dub), Alfred the old Nazi who hired the Black Lagoon company calls Dutch a "Schwarzen"[[note]]which was grammatically wrong in this sentence; correct would've been "Schwarzer"[[/note]], which offends the latter. Anybody who knows [[http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Schwarze German]] can tell you that it means "black man" in a derogatory sense.
** In the original manga and Japanese dub of the anime, Alfred the old Nazi calls Dutch "Jungle Bunny-kun".

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* BilingualBonus: In Episode 6 (in the dub), Alfred the old Nazi who hired the Black Lagoon company calls Dutch a "Schwarzen"[[note]]which was grammatically wrong in this sentence; correct would've been "Schwarzer"[[/note]], which offends the latter. Anybody who knows [[http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Schwarze German]] can tell you that it means "black man" in a derogatory sense.
sense in that context.
** In the original manga and Japanese dub of the anime, Alfred the old Nazi calls Dutch "Jungle Bunny-kun".Bunny-kun".
** In the German dub, Alfred calls Dutch "nigger".
23rd Dec '16 1:08:25 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DownerEnding: The Hansel and Gretel Arc. It's not entirely their fault that they're psychopathic murderers but [[spoiler:it's explicitly stated that all they will do all they ''can'' do is kill people, so they both are killed.]] The same can be said about [[spoiler:the final Yakuza arc]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Benny: "Stories like this don't ''have'' happy endings."

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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The Hansel and Gretel Arc. It's not entirely their fault that they're psychopathic murderers but [[spoiler:it's explicitly stated that all they will do all they ''can'' do is kill people, so they both are killed.]] The same can be said about [[spoiler:the final Yakuza arc]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Benny: "Stories like this don't ''have'' happy endings.""
** The Fujiyama Gangster Paradise arc ends with Rock failing in his attempt to save Yukio, nearly getting Revy killed, and the other Yakuza clans beyond the Washimine clan [[spoiler:being annihilated by Hotel Moscow]] as part of Balalaika's entry to the Japanese criminal market.
20th Jul '16 11:28:09 PM DivineDeath
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* PyrrhicVictory: Rock ultimately wins his little bet with Chang in "Roberta's Blood Trail." [[spoiler:His entire plan goes off and the maid is defeated in a manner that ensures that both she and Garcia will live, meaning he saved their lives as he intended]]. However, in doing so, he's also ensured that there will be no further American involvement in Roanapur. The status quo was preserved and the city will continue to be the WretchedHive it's always been. Rock is left more disillusioned than ever, and Chang got what he wanted anyway.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Rock ultimately wins his little bet with Chang in "Roberta's Blood Trail." [[spoiler:His entire plan goes off and the maid is defeated in a manner that ensures that both she and Garcia will live, meaning he saved their lives as he intended]]. However, in doing so, he's also ensured that there will be no further American involvement in Roanapur.Roanapur, which means the change he had been hoping to see in the city will never come to be. The status quo was preserved and the city will continue to be the WretchedHive it's always been. Rock is left more disillusioned than ever, and Chang got what he wanted anyway.
19th Jul '16 5:22:45 PM Commander808-2
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** Episode 13 has a shout out to ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', it's a bit vaguer in the dub however.
12th Jul '16 4:09:21 PM DivineDeath
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* PyrrhicVictory: Rock ultimately wins his little bet with Chang in "Roberta's Blood Trail." [[spoiler:His entire plan goes off and the maid is defeated in a manner that ensures that both she and Garcia will live, meaning he saved their lives as he intended]]. However, in doing so, he's also ensured that there will be no further American involvement in Roanapur. The status quo was preserved and the city will continue to be the WretchedHive it's always been. Rock is left more disillusioned than he's ever been, and Chang got what he wanted anyway.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Rock ultimately wins his little bet with Chang in "Roberta's Blood Trail." [[spoiler:His entire plan goes off and the maid is defeated in a manner that ensures that both she and Garcia will live, meaning he saved their lives as he intended]]. However, in doing so, he's also ensured that there will be no further American involvement in Roanapur. The status quo was preserved and the city will continue to be the WretchedHive it's always been. Rock is left more disillusioned than he's ever been, ever, and Chang got what he wanted anyway.
12th Jul '16 11:35:35 AM DivineDeath
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* PyrrhicVictory: Rock ultimately wins his little bet with Chang in "Roberta's Blood Trail." [[spoiler:His entire plan goes off and the maid is defeated in a manner that ensures that both she and Garcia will live, meaning he saved their lives as he intended]]. However, in doing so, he's also ensured that there will be no further American involvement in Roanapur. The status quo was preserved and the city will continue to be the WretchedHive it's always been. Rock is left more disillusioned than he's ever been, and Chang got what he wanted anyway.
5th Jul '16 3:48:01 PM TheSinful
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** Dutch calls out Elroy (who arranges getaways and fake papers) for killing a client, saying that he just threw away decades of trust and no one would hire him now. Though in Elroy's case it was OneLastJob as he wanted to get out of the business and look after his sick son.
30th Jun '16 9:33:03 AM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Hotel Moscow is a {{Mafiya}} group formed from ex-Spetnatz, and their training and loyalty to their commanding officer make them perhaps the most feared criminal organization in Roanapur.
22nd Jun '16 11:36:40 AM arisboch
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* BilingualBonus: In Episode 6 (in the dub), the old Nazi who hired the Black Lagoon company calls Dutch a "Schwarzen"[[note]] (which was grammatically wrong in this sentence; correct would've been "Schwarzer")[[/note]], which offends the latter. Anybody who knows [[http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Schwarze German]] can tell you that it means "black man" in a derogatory sense.
** In the original manga and Japanese dub of the anime, the old Nazi calls Dutch "Jungle Bunny-kun".

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* BilingualBonus: In Episode 6 (in the dub), Alfred the old Nazi who hired the Black Lagoon company calls Dutch a "Schwarzen"[[note]] (which "Schwarzen"[[note]]which was grammatically wrong in this sentence; correct would've been "Schwarzer")[[/note]], "Schwarzer"[[/note]], which offends the latter. Anybody who knows [[http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Schwarze German]] can tell you that it means "black man" in a derogatory sense.
** In the original manga and Japanese dub of the anime, Alfred the old Nazi calls Dutch "Jungle Bunny-kun".



** And Russian, and Spanish, and German (even the racist insult of the old Nazi coot turns out grammatically wrong in the English dub) ... But ''especially'' the English. Not Thai, surprisingly (written script, anyway). In the English dub, Gratuitous ''Japanese'' turns up in the 'translation' scene during the last arc. The Yakuza uses his Japanese seiyuu for the scene, while Rock gets Creator/BradSwaile trying to speak Japanese.

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** And Russian, and Spanish, and German (even the racist insult of Alfred the old Nazi coot turns out grammatically wrong in the English dub) ... But ''especially'' the English. Not Thai, surprisingly (written script, anyway). In the English dub, Gratuitous ''Japanese'' turns up in the 'translation' scene during the last arc. The Yakuza uses his Japanese seiyuu for the scene, while Rock gets Creator/BradSwaile trying to speak Japanese.



* RetiredMonster: A retired SS officer turns out to be the one behind the plot where both Lagoon Company and some neo-Nazis were going after the same treasure. Setting them up to fight each other was his way of testing the neo-Nazis. Since they all ''died'', they don't get a passing grade. And he also had fond, first hand memories of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wansee_Conference Wannsee Conference]] (meeting of various administrative leaders of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany to implement the FinalSolution) and is still an '''extreme''' racist.

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* RetiredMonster: A retired SS officer by the name Alfred turns out to be the one behind the plot where both Lagoon Company and some neo-Nazis were going after the same treasure. Setting them up to fight each other was his way of testing the neo-Nazis. Since they all ''died'', they don't get a passing grade. And he also had fond, first hand memories of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wansee_Conference Wannsee Conference]] (meeting of various administrative leaders of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany to implement the FinalSolution) and is still an '''extreme''' racist.
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