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Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (JP), Eli Gabay (EN)

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

  • The Cartel: The Colombian Manisarela.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Rivals Revy in terms of swearing-to-nonswearing dialogue ratio.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He mellows down a lot after the end of the Maid arc.
  • Harmless Villain: Relatively. He's the least threatening of Roanapur's four bosses.
  • No One Could Survive That!: 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.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Despite being Colombian, he is named after the Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego, one of the founders of the Mexican Gulf Cartel.

Voiced by: Paul Dobson (EN)

A high ranking member of the Colombian Manisarela Cartel.

  • Mook Lieutenant: A named and characterized minion who weilds a level of authority in the Cartel. He lead the detachment searching for Roberta at the start of the "Roberta's Blood Trail" arc.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Repeatedly calls Fabiola a puta (whore).

Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (JP), Mackenzie Gray (EN)

A Middle-Eastern terrorist and member of the PLO. His path crosses the Lagoon Company's when they're tasked with delivery of insider info on his group's next target.

  • Arc Villain: Of the "Goat, Jihad and Rock 'n Roll" arc. He is overshadowed in importance by his co-commander Takenaka.
  • Determinator: A more classic version compared to his comrade. Being unable to concede the battle in front of him gets him killed.
  • Middle Eastern Terrorists: Made more explicit in the manga, where's he's explicitly affiliated with the PLFP. The anime brushes over this.
  • Motive Rant: When the Lagoon crew is about to reach the military camp, Takenaka tries to make Ibrahim break off the chase by appealing to his dead son. Ibrahim breaks down and begins ranting about how he can never stop because of what Israel and its allies did to him.
  • Odd Friendship: With Takenaka. The two don't appear to agree on anything and Ibrahim never passes on an opportunity to criticize him, but they stick together anyway.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Takenaka, being much more hot-blooded and driven.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In the end he orders a suicide attack on the army camp in a last-ditch effort to get the plans back. Takenaka shoots him and rescinds the order.
  • You Killed My Son: He lost his son in the Sabra and Shatila massacre and it's motivated him ever since.

    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.

  • Affably Evil: Seems completely genuine in his friendliness.
  • Cool Old Guy: He really is no worse than most of the mafia types the crew usually associate with.
  • Chummy Commies: Manages to play both this and Dirty Communists, as while he is an antagonist, his dedication to communism note  is treated sympathetically, and he shows a fair bit more honor and concern for his men than many of the protagonists' allies.
  • 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.
  • The Exile: From Japan because he was part of the Japanese Red Army.
  • Far East Asian Terrorists: Member of the JRA, which at the time Black Lagoon is set in was little more than a handful of Japanese who for all intents and purposes were members of the PLFP.
  • Friendly Enemy: Towards Rock. They have a civil conversation after Rock is kidnapped.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: He chooses to kill Ibrahim rather than let him run their allies into the jaws of certain death to get the plans back.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Averted. He's the only open atheist in Black Lagoon whose tragic backstory is unrelated to his atheism.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As he mentions, he has no problem with conceding battles if the fight goes on. Which is why he survives the arc and Ibrahim doesn't.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Kōzō Okamoto.
  • Not So Different: 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 Character Development that leads Rock to be not so different after all.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to his companion Ibrahim because he is less driven by emotion and has a clearer head and focus.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: 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.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Presented as very sympathetic for someone who willingly chose to be a villain.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: While his affiliation with the Real Life 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.

Voiced by: Akimasa Ohmori (JP), Trevor Devall (EN)

Revy: "Are you the getaway driver?"

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.

  • Don't Try This at Home: Remember kids, drugs are bad, and you should certainly never take them before driving.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Skilled as he is, he's still one crazy muthafucka behind wheels.
  • Drunken Song: Does this with cocaine, belting out a soulful rendition of The Minstrel Boy while high in the light novel.
  • Marijuana Is LSD: In the anime his time strung out on Marijuana makes him hyper and causes him to hallucinate and see numerous Playboy Playmates. Interestingly enough when Revy gives the weed to Rock he reacts more realistically, becoming uninhibited, having his reactions dulled, and rambling about all of the mixed feelings he has about his lifestyle. Revy is surprised at this as she thought he'd be the stoned equivalent of a happy drunk.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Delivers one when Revy kicks him for getting high. And then just keeps spewing them.
    • "I forgot! We have to go to Liverpool! Jimi Hendrix is calling for me! To defeat the Klingons-ASAP! Oh 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?!?"
  • Perma-Stubble: Apparently, they don't shave "on Mars".
  • Put on a Bus: It's implied that his liberal drug use resulted in his brain being permanently fried.
  • The Stoner: 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: Omi Minami (JP, Hansel), Tomoko Kaneda (JP, Gretel), Ashleigh Ball (EN, Hansel), Jocelyne Loewen (EN, Gretel)

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, in which they barely survived both an Orphanage of Fear and being starlets in Snuff Films.

  • Advertised Extra: Though they appear only in one arc, their popularity has led to the fact that twins began to appear often in advertizing and the accompanying goods, being associated with a series as it important element among many people.
  • Affably Evil: They're both bug-fuck insane, but no one ever said that they were impolite.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: While they certainly deserved it, their deaths are no less tragic. Hansel is treated to a slow death, and his reaction to bleeding out is to cry like any normal child would. Gretel on the other hand is unceremoniously killed after being shown kindness for the first in her life time; she dies staring at the sunshine she had been deprived of for a long time.
  • Ambiguous Gender: 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.
  • Ax-Crazy: Literally, in Hansel's case and metaphorically in Gretel's. These twins are out of their collective gourd.
  • Badass Adorable: Of the creepiest variety imaginable. They use their cuteness to throw people off guard before attacking.
  • Batman Gambit: They diverted the hired guns out for their bounty by bribing two local orphans to pose as them.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Gretel develops feelings for Rock because he was the first person who was nice to her.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Is a somewhat unique case in that they're children, and were raised under torture, abuse, and 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 Bonnie and Clyde fame) carried a cut-down one much of the time and she was 90 pounds soaking wet, but still eyebrow raising.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Their sexual assault on a terrified Garcia in an omake is Played for Laughs.
  • Blood Knights: They were hired to kill but they don't care about money. They care about the killing.
  • Body Horror: It is implied that their genitals are so deformed, that this is a terrible sight. In particular, when Gretel took off her panties in front of Rock, he feels sick and runs away in horror.
  • Break the Cutie: Raised in snuff films made them nasty little buggers.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: They kiss onscreen.
  • Brother-Sister Team: AKA the "Vampire Twins". Also, good luck figuring out which one is which, or even if they are different genders.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Highly efficient killers or not, they still make the grievous error of angering Hotel Moscow. They both pay the ultimate price for it.
  • Children Forced to Kill: 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.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What they do to poor Meshov. And in a sense, what Balalaika does to Hansel as punishment.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: They end up as Creepy Twins due to their backstory of staring in snuff films with other children.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Raised in snuff films made them nasty little buggers.
  • Creepy Children: Their behavior when killing people is cheerful. Their behaior when torturing is gleefull.
  • Creepy Children Singing: They sing a duet and the quotes for it are above. Gretel also sings shortly before she dies, but this time it's not nearly as creepy.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: 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.
  • Creepy Twins: In their Establishing Character Moment, they're even compared to the twins from The Shining!
  • Crush Blush: Gretel blushes when Rock hugs her.
  • Cry Cute: Hansel breaks down into tears as he bleeds to death.
  • Cute and Psycho: Cute and innocent-looking ? Check. Ax-Crazy ? Check.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Hence "vampire twins".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Horrible orphange, snuff films, mercenary work, etc.
  • Depraved Bisexual:
    • Gretel (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.
  • Dissonant Laughter: Hansel. Right after a sniper destroys one of his knees, he laughs at Balalaika stating she planned to watch him bleed out.
  • Dissonant Serenity: They rival Johan when it comes to cheerfully and politely committing unthinkable atrocities.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": Gretel is given genuine compassion, a hug and Tender Tears 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.
  • Dress Hits Floor: Gretel does this. It's intended to be disturbing, for the viewer. She wanted to titillate Rock, and Rock (rather understandably) isn't happy about her gesture of gratitude.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: It looks like Gretel is going to get away with the help of one of Black Lagoon's contacts, then 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.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: They both are always wearing some type of Lolita gothic attire as part of their vampiric theme.
  • Enfant Terribles: They know full well how young and cute they are, and they love using it to catch their victims by surprise.
  • Evil Albinos: They even have blue eyes, which real albinos can have. It certainly makes their murder fest creepier.
  • Evil Gloating: Hansel taunts Balalaika with news of how one of her men screamed out for her as he was slowly tortured to death.. This is not a good idea.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • A bit of Girl-on-Girl Is Hot 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 fan-disservicey.
  • Freudian Excuse: 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 Villains: Though Gretel does break out a full-blown Evil Laugh once when Eda asks her why they're still after Balalaika, even though they killed the guy who hired them, the giggles are more common.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Hansel and/or Gretel, when the current Hansel wields the axe (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).
  • Grotesque Cute: Very cute twin children who kill people by means of various ways.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Hansel gets in close with a massive ax, Gretel works at range with a machine gun. When they switch outfits and personalities, they also switch weapons.
  • Hair Decorations: Gretel wears a black hair ribbon as part of her persona as "Gretel".
  • Half-Identical Twins: They come across as this because they are the same height and hair color. Switching roles on screen makes this questionable, but it is still possible.
  • Harmful to Minors: The world was not kind to these poor kids. Their backstory involves snuff porn and child rape.
  • Hypocritical Humor: 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)
  • I Love the Dead: Though according to Gretel, they have never tried it with an "Ivan" before.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: They get really turned on at the thought of everybody coming to kill them.
  • Kill the Cutie: Gretel, in a nice hat and while thanking Rock with a cute smile, is head shotted.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their introduction marked the darker turn the second season would take compared to its first.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: 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 killer to pull this trope on her.
  • Last Kiss: 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.
  • Laughing Mad: They're so beyond broken they almost always have a smile and often laugh. Especially when being violent.
  • Little Miss Badass: Gretel. Despite being only eleven years old, she has the ability to run and fire a Browning Automatic Rifle to great effect as well. She might be a cross-dressing boy. Similarly, her "brother" may fit this trope...
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: 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.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: An especially dark example on account of the Twins' psychology. Gretel, the one who gets away with the Lagoon Crew, admits she doesn't feel that bad that Hansel was killed because she can be both twins. She then removes her wig and speaks in the Hansel voice. Who she was originally doesn't matter as both Hansel and Gretel are simply identities that the pair swap every so often. That said Elroy kills her at the arc's end, killing both personas.
  • Nausea Fuel: invokedWhat they did to that one Russian grossed out some of the gangsters who hired them.
  • Nice Hat: Gretel wears a very cute black hat at the end of her story. It's blown away in the wind when she gets the Pretty Little Headshots treatment.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Gretel's long hair goes well with her aristocratic looking costume. It's a wig. Her actual hair is boyishly short.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: 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.
  • Shout-Out: Hansel and Gretel both resemble "the twins from The Shining," as pointed out by a traumatized survivor of their attack on a bar.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Gretel's (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.
  • Slasher Smile: See for yourself. Yeah. Think vampires.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: 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.
  • Snuff Film: What these two were forced to do. They survived by becoming ruthless killers.
  • The Social Darwinists: 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: Subverted. While "new" Gretel obviously shows signs of compassion and a possibility of normal communication, "new" Hansel shows human emotions only having been dying.
  • Split Personality: "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.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: 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.
  • Together in Death: The end credits for ep 15 show them together on some ethereal beach.
  • Tragic Villains: Make no mistake, these twins are vile, merciless, sadistic killers, yet their motivation behind these actions is sympathetic. Rock mourns Gretel, or Hansel, whichever, at the end.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: 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.
  • The Stoic: They practically don't react to change of a situation, almost all the time keeping a mask of cheerful and vigorous children. Subverted in their last episode when they are divided.
  • Twincest: They look like twins at any rate and kiss on screen.
  • Twin Switch: Taken to an incredibly creepy level. 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).
  • Unholy Matrimony: 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.
  • The Un-Reveal: We're not shown (which is just as well) whether 'Gretel' really is Gretel when she exposes herself to Rock. Either way it's not surprising Rock freaks out; having a kid of any gender flash him will do that to anyone. The worst part? It's heavily implied that their genitalia were so badly mutilated that Rock didn't even know what he was looking at.
  • Villainous Incest: Just one part of their sick behaviour is their incestuous relationship, with kiss included. This is one of the least disturbing things about them (heck, it's the most humanizing thing about them).
  • Voice Changeling: 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.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Young children with death white hair and a two story kill count.
  • Would You Like to Know How They Died?: Hansel gives one to Balalaika, which turns out to be last thing he ever does.

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (JP), Scott McNeil (EN)

Head of an Italian mafia operating in Roanapur. 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 Creepy Twins didn't enjoy being told to kill.

  • Bad Boss: He's alsmost as as bad to employees as Chaka, Black Lagoon's premier jerkass.
  • The Chessmaster: Admittedly, his strategy for 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.
  • Hate Sink: All of his scenes reinforce him as a violent and unlikable person; paired against the other three gang leaders he's given the least sympathy. This ends up being his role in the Hansel and Gretel arc, where the twins end up receiving a degree of sympathy from their traumatic backstory while Verrocchio takes the position of the one that the audience is supposed to hate completely.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The assassins he hired to take out Balalaika end up disobeying his orders and killing more and more people; culminating in them killing him and a good chunk of his gang.
  • Jerkass: His first scene has him insult and condescend to Balalaika and of the four major bosses at the meeting he's purely hostile.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Admittedly, he was under some stress at the time. He still repeatedly smashed his lieutenant's face into his desk for offering advice.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While his associates are horrified to find out what Hansel and Gretel are doing to people, Verrocchio remarks more on its lack of necessity rather than its cruelty. Since he's the one bankrolling them, he's annoyed at the body count, meaning that there's more work on his end to clean up after them. Beyond that, he hired them to kill Balalaika and they waste their time killing subordinates he doesn't care about while she remains a very real threat.
  • Smug Snake: Aggressive, angry, and throws threats around like he's a big shot. To Balalaika and Chang, however, he's simply out of their league and punching above his weight. Abrego tries not to rock the boat, but Verrocchio keeps trying to dig himself into a situation he has no hope of getting out of.
  • Sound-Only Death: While we don't see the result of the twins turning on him, we certainly hear it.

Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP), Ron Halder (EN)

A getaway man known as "Bighorn" Elroy. He's the man you go to if you want to disappear.

  • Boom, Headshot!: When he meets Gretel, he immediately pulls a gun and shoots her in the head.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His son is married in South Africa and had been diagnosed with cancer. Elroydestroys his credibility as a getaway man by breaking a contract and killing the person he was supposed to help because Hotel Moscow paid him off. He chose to retire from his position to go and be with his son.
  • One Last Job: In a twist on the trope, he reveals this after the job was finished.
  • Would Hurt a Child: If the money's good enough he will.

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

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

  • Acrofatic: While not too major, Claude can move when he needs to and manages to stay on the Lagoon when Dutch rocks it to toss the others off. Even Revy's surprised at how fast he can be though Claude admits that its taxing on his old bones.
    Revy: "Got to admit, this guy's pretty quick for a lardass."
  • Affably Evil: Despite being a Psycho for Hire who likes to burn people with his flamethrower; he seems quite pleasant.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: 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.
  • Big Fun: If it's a Serial Killer party, then he's all kinds of fun.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He wears a contented grin and talks happily in a Texas good 'ol boy accent while trying to kill everyone with his flamethrower.
  • Dumb Muscle: 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 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...
  • The Dragon: By the end of the Greenback Jane arc he's the one most consistently backing up Russel and the final opponent defeated before Russel himself.
  • Drink Order: Milk (alcohol is against his religion).
  • Family Values Villain: A softspoken possible-Mormon who doesn't drink or swear (he and Lotton are probably the only people on the show not to do the latter). He's also an Ax-Crazy pyromaniac who roasted his own wife.
  • Faster Than They Look: 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.
  • Fat Bastard: Probably the fattest character to ever appear on the show, and one of the most sadistic.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: 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!"
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Uses both a full-on backpack flamethrower and a cigerette-lighter version.
  • Meaningful Name: "Torch".
  • Professional Killer: One of the many assassins from that arc.
  • Pyromaniac: All those flames without a care.
  • Straight Edge Evil: He's the only one in the series who doesn't cuss or drink. He also enjoys setting things on fire, one of those things having been his wife.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Lotton, at first. Later on, he acts mainly as Russel's primary bounty hunter.
  • Would Hit a Girl: "Shucks! I do get a kick out of playing chase with a young lady like yourself!"

Voiced by: Shimpachi Tsuji (JP), Paul Dobson (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

  • Bad Boss: The whole reason Jane ran away is his mistreatment of his employees.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Rather quickly pisses off Revy and the Rip Off Church, and it only gets worse from there.
  • Fish out of Water: He was unprepared for the simmering cess pit that is Roanapur. He really wants to go back to Florida.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Was willing to summon all his allies to Roanapur, and didn't care that doing so would provoke Hotel Moscow and the Triad.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Part of why Elvis is so dangerous is because he throws his weight around without thinking of the consequences. The whole reason the Greenback Jane arc happens is because Jane runs away from him after he killed her tech support, aka the only one who knew how to access the information he'd hired them for, in order to intimidate her. After that he consistently endangers and gets his men killed in Roanapur by breaking the unwritten rules of the city and agitating the local gangs even after Lobos tries to explain the danger he's causing. Lobos kills him at the arcs end in order to stop a potential war from happening.

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.

  • Dirty Coward: 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.
  • Only Sane Man: 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.
  • No Respect Guy: Played With. Elvis and the rest treat him like crap and see him as a coward for trying to deescalate any situation they find themselves in. However, Dutch and the people living in Roanapur tend to bypass his allies and talk to him directly because he has better situational awareness.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The only major Neveral member who "gets" how things are supposed to run in Roanapur. Dutch and Eda figure he'll sort the situation out by the end.

    "Groovy" Guy Russell
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (JP), Brian Dobson (EN)

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

  • Bounty Hunter: The leader of the Roanapur Carnival of Killers.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even the people he hired treat him like garbage. Ironically, he ends up outliving most of them.
  • Cowboy: He's either one completely or just affecting airs to be cool.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Is treated like a total Butt-Monkey from his first entrance, and his obnoxious and bossy attitude doesn't help him live this down. All said and done, other than Shenhua he's also the deadliest and most competent of the bunch.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Gets absolutely no respect from the bounty hunter "circus" in Roanapur.
  • Eagleland: A type 2, but with surprising amounts of type 1. The rest of the bounty hunters think he's a moronic Corrupt Hick, but he actually turns out to be one of the most competent of all of them, and the only person who gets the drop on him in a fight is Eda, another American.
  • Fish out of Water: He'd be much more at home in Florida "fucking cows" as one of them puts it.
  • He Knows Too Much: Is killed by Eda when he twigs to the fact that she is a CIA operative.
  • Hidden Depths: 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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The other killers mock him and view him as a Small Name, Big Ego, but he holds his own quite well in a gun duel with Eda. In fact, he's the last one of them to be killed.
  • Only Sane Man: Jerkass he may be, he's the only one of the major killers (except for possibly Lotton, the only one who may be an even bigger idiot than Russell is) who's not clearly suffering from some kind of severe psychological disorder.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: As befitting his cowboy aesthetic.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: One of his jobs entails simply replying "Yes boss." to everything Elvis says.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempts it in the end by trying to sabotage the Lagoon's engines.
    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!'
  • Smarter Than You Look: The other bounty hunters think he's a moron, but he's the only one smart enough to try sabotaging the Lagoon's engines so he can escape and return with reinforcements rather than risk tangling with her crew.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He had a chance to live with Eda after she had him at gunpoint if he simply shut up as she warned him multiple times to instead of continuously rambling and figuring out she was CIA.

    FARC Commander
Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (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.

  • Amazon Chaser: Has a thing for Rosarita. She's as Amazon as they get.
  • Badass Baritone: He's given a very deep voice in the dub.
  • Badass Normal: No gimmicks or wackiness. Just a seemingly normal soldier who is Roberta's equal.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: This guy can block Roberta 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.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He was playing it safe, but he didn't expect her to have a derringer hidden in her belt buckle - it cost him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The deepest voice of any member of the cast.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Trained and competent enough to best Roberta, but quickly falls for her seduction.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: After shooting him, Roberta proceeds to pummel his head into a paste..
  • We Hardly Knew You: He was on screen for hardly 10 minutes, but the fact that he was largely dominating Roberta earns him a spot.
  • Would Hit a Girl: No issues fighting Roberta at least.

    Ronnie "The Jaws" 
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)

The new leader of the Sicilian mafia faction in Roanapur to replace Verrochio, Ronnie is still a relative unknown but apparently has a dangerous reputation from past work.

  • Famed In-Story: Revy mentions that his faction is considered just as brutal as Hotel Moscow.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Is called "The Jaws" thanks to his braces.
  • Smug Snake: Though not as outwardly violent and condescending as Verrochio, Ronnie is a hell of a lot more smug. He's got a slimy self assurance about him and is completely unconvinced that Roberta's that big of a threat.

    Race Brothers 

A gang consisting of three men who consider themselves to be brothers. They consist of Monkero (Afro Brazilian), Roberto (Caucasian American) and Buckson (Korean-American). They were secretly contracted by the PLA to take out Feng to avoid being compromised in the long run.

  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: The brothers are a gang of criminals from various ethnic/racial backgrounds.
  • The Ghost: The race brothers are actually a quartet of criminals, but every time someone asks about the fourth, they're interrupted. When Eda tries to do some research on the brothers, the fourth mysteriously has no pictures. This is because the fourth brother had his skin grafted to look like Revy in order to covertly assassinate Feng. The real Revy is able to kill him before it's too late.

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