History Manga / BlackLagoon

13th Apr '16 2:30:17 AM Az_Tech341
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* VillainProtagonist: The Lagoon Crew murder and transport contraband [[HiredGun for whomever is willing to pay for such services]], including [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil the transportation]] and [[WouldHurtAChild willing abandonment of a child deemed as cargo]]. Dutch and Revy, captain and second-in-command, respectively, have deliberately removed and actively discourage any inclination towards justice amongst the crew. With Hotel Moscow as prominent customers, the local police force over-worked and eagerly-bribed, the local church working well within and beneath the sight of the black market and the city's arms race, and an entire city comprised of mercenaries and pirates, they simply work to the best of their abilities.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Revy. Hurt Rock ''in any way,'' and Revy will either beat you up or kill you.

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Revy. Hurt Rock ''in any way,'' and Revy will either beat you up or kill you.behaves like this on Rock's behalf as they get better acquainted, [[DownplayedTrope though she isn't is girlfriend]].



* VillainProtagonist: They ''are'' pirates and [[RuthlessModernPirates not fun]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] [[RuthlessModernPirates pirates either]]. Hell, they're introduced by having them hijack a boat...during which time Revy proposes that they execute Rock to tie up loose ends. On the other hand, Dutch insists on professionalism, meaning no indiscriminate slaughter. Just killing for money and/or to eliminate enemies.
12th Apr '16 3:36:44 AM Az_Tech341
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted completely. Any female who gets in a fight will not get out unblemished, even in the face.
%%* BelligerentSexualTension: Rock and Revy.
* BerserkButton: Just about every character has at least one of these. Harm one of Balalaika's men, question Revy's cynicism, hurt Rock in front of Revy, harm someone Rock's trying to protect, shoot at the Rip-Off Church, do ''anything even remotely unpleasant'' to Garcia, and you might as well call your undertaker now to save time.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted completely. Any female who gets in a fight will not get out unblemished, even in The only [[PlayingWithATrope aversion]] is the face.
%%* BelligerentSexualTension: Rock
result of Revy and Revy.
Roberta's fist fight, as the blood and bruises distort their faces for a few scenes near the fight's conclusion.
* BerserkButton: Just about every character has at least one of these. Harm Harming one of Balalaika's men, question men will set her upon you, questioning Revy's cynicism, hurt Rock in front cynicism - depending on the length of Revy, harm someone Rock's trying inquiry - will end with a cocked pistol to protect, shoot your head, shooting at the Rip-Off Church, do Church will incur the wrath of their working sisters upon you, doing ''anything even remotely unpleasant'' threatening or inhibiting'' to Garcia, and you might as well call Garcia demands your undertaker now to save time.murder at Roberta's hands.
12th Apr '16 12:00:35 AM Az_Tech341
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** Not to mention whenever mobs of enemies try to shoot major characters. Mister Chang stands in place without being hit while enough bullets are fired at him to completely destroy his car.

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** Not to mention whenever mobs of enemies try to shoot major characters. Mister Chang stands in place without being hit while enough bullets are fired at him to completely destroy his car.



* ActionGirlfriend: Revy most assuredly counts. Rokuro was a normal salaryman with a dead-end job and there's nothing special about him aside from being intelligent. Then she kidnapped him and tried to sell him for a ransom. [[{{UST}} The girlfriend part isn't confirmed yet]], but the hints are there on both sides.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Revy and Rock, [[DidTheyOrDidntThey we think]].

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Revy and Rock, [[DidTheyOrDidntThey we think]].Rock.
4th Apr '16 12:30:05 AM erforce
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--> --'''Revy'''

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--> --'''Revy'''
-->-- '''Revy'''



* {{Crossover}}: [[http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/152632 With]] ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', funnily enough. Not surprisingly, Koko [[LesYay wraps herself around Revy's leg]] before getting her to buy a crap-ton of extra stuff on top of the Lagoon Company's weapons order. [[note]]American MRE rations, a [[Film/TeamAmerica Gary]] action-figure, an exercise set, and a lot of high class makeup.[[/note]]

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* {{Crossover}}: [[http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/152632 With]] ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', funnily enough. Not surprisingly, Koko [[LesYay wraps herself around Revy's leg]] before getting her to buy a crap-ton of extra stuff on top of the Lagoon Company's weapons order. [[note]]American MRE rations, a [[Film/TeamAmerica [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Gary]] action-figure, an exercise set, and a lot of high class makeup.[[/note]]
12th Mar '16 8:03:27 AM notShemp
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* BringingRunningShoesToACarChase: Roberta 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}}.
29th Feb '16 1:35:47 PM WillBGood
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** Some cases are very annoying, usually among mooks. For example, while Roberta is standing in the middle of the Yellow Flag pointing her gun at the Lagoon Crew, a random thug of the Colombian Cartel hops out of cover BEHIND her, takes aim at her, and then, [[BondVillainStupidity instead of just giving her a headshot]], completely [[WithCatlikeTread wrecks any advantage of suprise he had]] by yelling "We're not done with you yet, you fucking bitch!" and then not shooting, but ''charging'' towards her. Cue the guy getting BlownAcrossTheRoom via OffhandBackhand.

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** Some cases are very annoying, usually among mooks. For example, while Roberta is standing in the middle of the Yellow Flag pointing her gun at the Lagoon Crew, a random thug of the Colombian Cartel hops out of cover BEHIND her, takes aim at her, and then, [[BondVillainStupidity instead of just giving her a headshot]], completely [[WithCatlikeTread wrecks any advantage of suprise surprise he had]] by yelling "We're not done with you yet, you fucking bitch!" and then not shooting, but ''charging'' towards her. Cue the guy getting BlownAcrossTheRoom via OffhandBackhand.
29th Feb '16 1:15:09 PM WillBGood
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* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler Episode 5 of "El Baile De La Muerte" shows a flashback of a corrupt cop beating and then raping a young Revy.]]
* RapeDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:The OVA has a flashback of Revy's PrisonRape, which shows everything but the actual act.]]

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* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler [[spoiler: Episode 5 of "El Baile De La Muerte" shows a flashback of a corrupt cop beating and then raping a young Revy.]]
* RapeDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The OVA has a flashback of Revy's PrisonRape, which shows everything but the actual act.]]
26th Feb '16 9:29:38 AM Salmon
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** Just what is a "Mass import of ammunition and economic reality"?

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** Just what is a "Mass import of ammunition and economic reality"?reality"? A reference to Roanapur's ammunition consumption being out of proportion to its economic activity. It does sort of make sense.
7th Feb '16 10:09:08 PM mhj0808
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* EverybodySmokes: Especially Revy. If she's not drinking, she's got a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. Or both.

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* EverybodySmokes: Especially Revy. If she's not drinking, she's got a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. Or both. The fact that even the relatively wimpy ''Rock'' smokes is pretty much a dead give away of the author's [[SmokingIsCool opinion on smoking]].


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** Rock himself frequently fascinates, bewilders, or annoys his criminal contemporaries because he sees things from moral angles they can't even conceptualize.
25th Jan '16 12:02:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles: Ibraha's son was killed during the invasion of Lebanon by "Those monsters from Jerusalem!". We don't see them.



* Creator/JohnWoo: If he ain't a Trope all by himself, he should be. The series as a whole owes so much of its action to him. The anime sports many of his film stylings, even having a character (Mr. Chang) based off his movies. There's even a ShoutOut from his American film ''Film/FaceOff'', when Chang pulls his [[GunsAkimbo guns]] out from behind his back, from the same midback, mirror-holster that Nicolas Cage had.
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