Feng is going to join the Lagoon crew at the end of her arc.
Black Lagoon and Roanapur shares it's verse with Metal Gear.
Rock gives off a pheromone that induces a feeling of protectiveness and well-being, especially among the violence-prone.It doesn't matter how cold-blooded and hardcore one is, one whiff of Rock and the assassins, mobsters, and killing machines of South Asia just want to be his friend. It is possible to overcome it if you're pure evil.
The reason Rock never gets hit, and the reason after a while he's not a serious target...is his former job in the company.Tetragrammaton Cleric. From the movie Equilibrium, the Clerics of the Tetragrammaton studied the statistically probable displacement of bullets and assailants over the greater mass of firefights on record to perfect a fighting style that allows them to predict the flow of battle in a firefight. Eg, he can tell where someone is most likely to shoot and not be there.
The Church Of Violence is a CIA coverWell ok, semi-canon theory, but still. We are almost explicitly told the young nun works for the CIA, but what about the rest of the church? Seeing CIA's documented Real Life involvement with drug trade in South America (see also Roberta), maybe they're branching out, perhaps to cause unrest in Indochina.
Black Lagoon takes place in the Shadowrun UniverseIn the modern day, but Revy, Roberta, et al are Adepts, with Revy, Roberta and others being Gunslinger Adepts. Thus explaining their supernatural skills.
Black Lagoon takes place in the same universe as Gunslinger Girl.
All/most nations have a few superhuman soldiers like Revy, Roberta and BalalaikaThe only good explanation why the northern parts of South America isn't called the Peoples Democratic Republic of Roberta at the moment. The super-soldier types are never actually sent to war, and the general population is kept ignorant of their existance. Balalaika was the Soviet Union's one, and was never meant to be sent to war until WWIII would break out. However, Afganistan escalated so far, the higher ups got scared, especially with India and Pakistan next door sitting on nuclear arsenals.
Black Lagoon takes place in the same universe as Law & OrderAt the end of the Philippines arc, one of the CIA agents mentions that Revy is still wanted by the NYPD 27th Precinct. This does not exist in Real Life, but does in Law & Order.
Black Lagoon takes place in the same universe as Armyof TwoIt is a world that functions on the basis of how badass you are. If you have a scary slasher smile, cool guns, and an unflappable personality you can kill literally hundreds of people without breaking stride. After the events of SSC's downfall, Rios and Salem took on some jobs in Roanapur. They eventually moved on to Singapore because so many ultra-trained killers in one geographical location WOULD have eventually started World War III. Charles Atlas Superpower and Guns Akimbo assassins, as well as oddly megolomaniacal criminals (except for the Saints, but this is WMG, just go with it.) Putting together these pieces of evidence, I predict that the Mc Manus brothers will soon land in Roanapur to go to work on the world's largest hive of scum and villainy, with Rally after whatever giant bounty they could have on their heads.
Hansel and Gretel are both girlsIdentical twins are always the same gender, so either the author made a mistake or both of them are the same gender. Considering that they both switch identities during their arc, I would think it to be the latter. Why? to deal with the trauma of their early lives, they dissociated and formed personalities based on their view of the perfect siblings, taken from the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.
Hansel and Gretel aren't children at all.Mentally, they're children, yes. However, Ceaușescu outlawed abortion in Romania in 1966, his rule ending in 1989. Even if Hansel and Gretel were born in the final year of the man's rule, they would still be well into their late teens or early twenties by the time they arrived in Roanapur. It is plausible, though by no means confirmed, that the pair were given drugs to stunt their growth.
Hansel and Gretel aren't related.
There will be more members of Hotel Moscow popping up soon.In the Fujiyama Gangster Paradise Arc, we see an outline of the members of Hotel Moscow. Balalika is clearly visable,and the other outlines are quite distinctive. So, who are they? Other HM leaders who will be encountered later.
The entire "El Baile de La Muerte" arc is nothing but a Revenge Gambit concocted by the head of the NSA, who lost friends/family in one of the many terrorist acts Roberta was responsible for.He spent years looking for the "Bloodhound of Florencia" before finding out where she was, and decided to take from her what she supposedly took from him. He convinced the NSA that Diego Lovelace was a threat to US National Security, and ordered his assassination, triggering Roberta's Roaring Rampage of Revenge, and, in effect, destroying any chance of herself and Garcia continuing a normal life together (if not also triggering Garcia's cold-blooded transformation into another Roberta). In the end, she loses everything she ever held dear, as he had.
Balalaika really killed Gretel, while Hansel was killed by Elroy.We never do see them switch back after the first time, after all.
Black Lagoon is the future of One Piece.Unfortunately, the Golden Age of Piracy doesn't last, and the New Era is born. The World Government manages to abolish Devil Fruits, but they have a new danger, a man who believes in freedom and adventure becomes a pirate, and the world government goes :O.
Toguro didn't go to hell, he was reborn as Genji.They're both honorable criminals that have odd relationships with smaller women. They're both enormous badasses who deride cowards and cheats, and they look almost exactly the same.
Black Lagoon is an AU of Metal Gear.Namely one were the Boss actually sided with the Reds and had a second child, a daughter whose father was disgraced and decided to enter the military. Balalika looks similar to the Boss, acting like a more cynical version of her, the have similar levels of badassitude, and both inspired great respect from their troops. Oh, and Vamp wasn't an only child, he had two younger ones.
Revy is sleeping with Rock.There is mutual attraction, Rock is oddly at home when Revy is (more) half naked, she jumped from insulting him to calling him partner pretty suddenly, and Revy never denied Eda's claim that the two are a couple. Rock is too much of a nice guy/scared for his life to push them to be more open, and Revy doesn't want her enemies to have an easy way to manipulate her or she doesn't want to appear weak for dating a Nice Guy like Rock. Their relationship will be outed soon, and there will be a flash back to when they decided to, <Ahem> "Get closer".
Chaka is a grown-up Natsuhiko Taki.Chaka has the same hair as Taki (blond with a stubbly goatee) and both of them are arrogant. Obviously, Taki wasn't smart enough to get into college, so he decided to join the yakuza instead.
Rock is an alternate-universe Light Yagami who never found the Death Note in his teens.Thus, he continued to go to school and eventually took a relatively unimportant job as a salaryman at a company, purely as a cover for his sideline of helping his father hunt down criminals. Winding up in Roanapur couldn't have gone better for him, since it allows him to be The Heart to a bunch of criminals and gives him the opportunity to effect things for the better. Essentially, he's Light Yagami without Jumping Off the Slippery Slope.
Roberta is a DraculinaIn the El Baile De La Muerte arc, she starts acting more and more like post-vampire Seras Victoria. For example, shooting a giant rifle one-handed and blowing dudes to pieces and adopting some of her mannerisms.
Broken Bird Sawyer the Cleaner is becoming more sane with each appearance.Well, for someone who makes a living chainsawing bodies, at least.
Black Lagoon takes place in the same universe as Modern Warfare.Considering the former takes place in the 90's (about twenty years prior to the events of Modern Warfare 2), this would fit perfectly. Both feature Crapsack Worlds where WWIII seems like it could break out at any minute, with Russia seeming rather nasty in particular. Balalaika used to do business with Zakhaev, but lost contact with him after witnessing his assassination attempt at the hands of Captain Price in Pripyat. Also, Pvt. Ramirez, the hero from Modern Warfare 2, is a distant relative of Roberta, explaining his unstoppable badassery.
Revy is bi.See Chapter 81.
Rock will become the first MentatThe reason that Rock is still alive is because he is able to successfully calculate the outcome of nearly every situation. Once he has honed his terrifying analytical powers further, he well go on to found the Order of Mentats.
Sawyer the Cleaner is left-handed, or, at most, ambidextrous.In Chapter 78, when she's communicating by writing on Rock's back so he can tell the others what she's saying, she's using her left hand to do the writing. Later on, she draws a picture, this time using her right hand.
Claude "Torch" Weaver is really Hank Hill.He sold propane and propane accessories. He also killed his wife. In his defense, she was kind of a bitch.
Rock's brother will factor into one of the more serious arcs of the mangaHis brother is mentioned to be part of the Japanese Government. Considering the antagonists of Black Lagoon have ranged from minor thugs, to Yakuza, to international terror groups. It may be only a matter of time before they have to take on a whole government. The theory doesn't have much backing, but thats whats best about WMG. The question is whether Rock will be the Cain or Abel and his brother as the Abel or Cain.
Mr. Chang's real identity when he was still a detectiveHe is Tequila Yuen. I have played stranglehold before (Xbox360, starring chow yun fat) and i noticed, The Mafiya is here, tequila uses mr. chang's skills, and we know that mr. chang used to be a detective. his daughter probably died from that happened after he saved her in Strangle Hold, maybe something involving the police, prompting his switch from detective to triad boss. Plus, even though they were enemies, yuen's father-in-law is a triad boss. he may have inherited that title after he switched sides.
Sister Eda is Sarah in an earlier mission.It's been established that the series occurs in the nineties. Eda is blonde and it was established that she's a CIA mole in the Church of Violence. It would make sense that before the Intersect nuttiness she would be placed in Roanapur. She acts brash because this works better for her cover. get women. After repeated failure he gets his reward, two attractive and badass lady friends. It's Roanapur. That risk is probably inherent with more women than not.
Rotton's real defining trait is Obfuscating Stupidity.By placing himself in a clearly dangerous position at the start of a gunfight, he gets his opponents to underestimate him and fire off a hasty or poorly-aimed shot, then pretends to get hit and fall down. Even if he actually does get hit, the bulletproof vest (etc) means he's likely to survive. He plays dead for the rest of the fight, thus earning his paycheck with minimal danger and ammunition expenditure.
Rock is Koiwai in the past. Yotsuba is an orphan from Roanapur, and Ginji becomes Jumbo.One day, Rock finds orphan Yotsuba on the streets of Roanapur. He takes her in but is eventually forced to choose between giving her away to a better home or leaving the city for some place significantly safer, which he chooses to do. Yotsuba states that she's from "way left," which Thailand is in comparison to Japan. She thought Roanapur was an island as a very small child because of the water and all the boats. Rock, adopting a new identity as innocent translator Koiwai, takes her back to Japan, where he runs into Ginji, who survived his injuries but lost all of his memories except for Revy calling him "Jumbo." Out of sympathy, Rock/Koiwai creates a fictional past for them to share and finds a childless florist to pose as Jumbo's father so he doesn't go poking about trying to find his real past. A sign of his complete transformation into Jumbo is his nervousness around Asagi. Like Yukio, she's in college, and he's subconsciously afraid that if he gets close to her, she'll die on him like Yukio did. Because of this, Rock/Koiwai tries to be as vague as possible about his past so Ginji/Jumbo doesn't accidentally overhear something that will trigger his negative memories.
Rock eventually returns to Japan by using a forged passport... giving him the name of Gendo Rokobungi.It fits, you know. The personalities, the seemingly effortless manipulation, the tendency to magnetically attract powerful psycho females, that insane capability to survive and thrive in places known for killing off the most dangerous badasses in the known universe... without ever using a gun. Rock could just be Gendo in training, his time in Roanapour teaching him how to use his skills to his best advantage. Hell, the old SS officer would fit Kiehl to a tee, not to mention that Revy being Yui would explain a lot about why Gendo burned any picture of her he could find (hint: police files) and where Unit 01 learned how to fight.
Dutch's last name is Wallace, and is the twin brother of Marcellus Wallace.Dutch and Marcellus are identical, in both looks and personality. Both are quiet, soft-spoken, slow-to-anger bald big scary black men who lead a moderately-sized organization. Black Lagoon and Pulp Fiction take place only a few years apart, therefore making sense that they'd still look the same.
Feng Yifel is going to go through the same events Rock did at the start of the series.There was a mess up, in order to avoid embarrassment her superiors have written her off and she even got a phone call from her immediate superior promising to posthumously reward her. As a result she'll go on the run and force the Lagoon Company to protect her. However this time it will end with Feng getting killed.
Rock will end up as the undisputed ruler of the Roanapur underworld.He started out as a mild-mannered salaryman, a Fish out of Water, and as of the end of the "Baile de la Muerte" arc, he's effortlessly manipulating everybody to get the results he wants. Balalaika and Chang aren't going to be around forever, and when they're gone, Rock (with Revy as The Dragon) will move on up to the top slot. Revy will then become Rock's Morality Chain when he becomes the ruler of the Roanapur underworld
Gretel survived Elroy's bullet.No one seemed to make sure she was definitely dead, only presumed that she was. If Gretel is a Magnificent Bitch or maybe even Obfuscating Insanity, the wig she wore could have hidden some form of protection, not enough to protect from all damage, but enough to make the shot not lethal. Plus with the series running on Rule of Cool there's a chance she's still alive. God help Roanapur if she is.
Fabiola might return to finish Rock.She might catch wind of what's happening between the Chinese govt. and Roanapur, and she would immediately assume Rock is behind it all. Considering how he managed to manipulate things during the Roberta Arc, Fabiola would feel that such a feat is not beyond his means. And, being the closeted Knight Templar she is, she would feel responsible for leaving such a dangerous man alive and take it upon herself to kill him. After all, she already wrote him off as a monster.
In the Black Lagoon universe, your ability to get hit by bullets is inversely proportional to how awesome you are.If this theory is true, it could provide an explanation for some of the more bizarre things in the series. There is one point during the boat-hopping sequence when a goon fires at Revy from two feet away, and the bullets aren't even shown coming anywhere near her. The only explanation is that they were deflected by the invisible aura of awesome that surrounds her at all times. And during the fight between Revy and Roberta, they both had a ridiculously hard time hitting each other even though they'd been killing mooks by the dozens beforehand. How else do you explain them missing every shot that they fired while running straight at each other? And when Revy was fighting Ginji, the reason that she couldn't touch him with her bullets is because he has a stronger aura of awesome than she does. Face it; it makes perfect sense.
Sawyer the Cleaner is from an infamous family from Texas.Basically, she is a member (perhaps cousin) of the Sawyer family from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Hansel and Gretel truly are eternalThis is more or less a fan-fic idea, but it's crazy and over the top, so it's suitable as a theory. If one wishes to write this as a fic, be my guest. At some point in their lives, the twins were subjected to drug testing. The drug in question being a drug for immortality. It would repair tissues and cells as long as the user still has blood. However, the creators of the drug would shoot their testers to see if they would come back to life. After taking the drug, Hansel and Gretel killed the creators before they could 'test it'. The only NOTICEABLE effects of the drug were abnormal growing of the teeth, which resulted in them getting fangs. After their deaths, Gretel would soon recover and retrieve Hansel (who needed his blood refilled). Gretel would then bring Hansel with her to enjoy the beach...
Revy never really wanted to ransom RockThink about it. She kidnaps him without any way to contact his employer or a bank account to receive funds. When the attempt falls through, she doesn't get upset even though she's not the type who deals with frustration well. You'd think she would shoot Rock in frustration if nothing else. Instead she lets him live. It seems more likely that she was attracted to Rock. The ransom was just a justification to abduct a guy she was into because she's a stalker with a crush. We know that she's got yandere or at least clingy jealous girl streaks to go with her tsundere exterior. She probably got info on who'd be on the boat, and who'd have the disk...and she saw this cute guy who she'd like to either see break or love to keep from breaking.
"Roanapur" is an almost-transliteration of "Rotten Apple".Just check how similar in sounds in Japanese pronunciation.
Rock will break bad.It appears to be the direction the story is taking plus it would make an interesting point of view as he starts to get used to all of this violence and starts accepting it.
Roanapur is really a UN-mandated proving groundWith all the criminals and mercenaries piling up there to test out their weaponry and skills, it seems that the UN would register the place as a proving ground, where anyone, let it be a soldier or criminal, test out their skills, and in the end, the UN will hand-pick the best into a special military.
Benny is the brother of Egon Spengler from The Real Ghostbusters.Both of them serve as the brains of their respective teams. Both of them look physically similar, complete with blond hair in an improbable hair style. Also, Egon is often thought of as Ambiguously Jewish. As a bonus, Egon sports a ponytail in Extreme Ghostbusters. A tribute to his brother perhaps? Also, Stanz mentions that the company is using "unlicensed nuclear accelerators". Where do you think he got them if not Egon's familial connections to the criminal underground?
The ending credit animation in the anime is Revy taking revenge on everyone who will have turned Rock evilIn the end, Rock will go to the dark side and in an ironic turn, Revy will be the one to stop him, but by then he will be such a bad-ass that the only way she can do that is to kill him. Revy will snap and take her revenge on everyone who she blames for turning her love to evil.
Ginji was trained by Goemon Ishikawa XIIIBoth Ginji and Goemon can slice bullets in the air. Obviously Goemon was Ginji's swordsmanship teacher.
In the Black Lagoon unniverse, the Buddhas of Bamiyan were savedOne of the arms dealers in Roanapur was not only extremely rich, but also a devout Buddhist and absolutely horrified, how the Taliban wanted to blow up the Buddha-statues of Bamiyan. He negotiated a weapons deal with the Taliban where they would get an assload of weapons being paid for not with money, but with Buddha-statues. The Taliban are reluctant, but needed the weapons and agree to the deal. He puts one the Buddhas on an island in the bay of Roanapur, the other one he gives as a loan to his country of birth (Japan).
Benny's family mottoBenny's family not only had the motto, but practiced it. His father wasn't a victim of the Nazis, but came as a soldier to Europe. He was even a member of the units that liberated a concentration camp and heard about the Nazi atrocities from the survivors themselves. After the war, he joined a unit of Jewish vigilantes who hunted down Nazi war criminals and sent them to a personal visit to their "Führer" in hell. "Fuck the Nazi" was their Battle Cry.
About Revy "smelling" gunpowder and stuff all the timeIt's actually a danger sense!
Rock was falling in love with Yukio.He foresees exactly what's about to happen to his new love and that's why he tries so hard to free her from her the yakuza life. Even though he manages to keep it bottled up a little while longer, this is what really messes him up.
After knocking the traitor into the pool and cutting his hands off, Genji made a bet with Revi of whether he would drown or bleed to death.Just because it would be an epic Kick the Son of a Bitch.
The "Balalaika raises the Twins" Omake is canonIt takes place after Balalaika dies sometime in the future. She's cursed to suffer her own personal Hell; namely, being Hansel and Gretel's mother, for all eternity. This is their own personal Hell too. The Twins not only have to be raised by their murderer, but she's allowed to punish them if they misbehave, and they're not allowed to retaliate.
Takenaka will returnBlack Lagoon, as a series, has done an excellent job of mixing Tarantino-style action with philosophical questions that strike deeply. Takenaka's first appearance showed why some extremists do what they do and why they keep going when their causes died, and that kind of philosophical weight just seems too good to pass up for Black Lagoon, especially since, in-universe, 9/11 hasn't happened yet.
The series will end with everyone dead, dying, mad, or in jail.Black Lagoon, at best, might end bittersweet with Rock and Revy finally admitting they love each other, but there's no way a series this dark can end with sunshine and flowers. Balalaika and Chang want war, the Cartel and Mafia are practically guppies compared to them, and Lagoon crew have gone and stepped on a lot of toes since Rock joined the crew. Finally, there's the matter of the US and Chinese governments noticing Roanapur and it's goings on. No one will walk out of the final battle alive, not in a city like Roanapur.