Black Lagoon – Something Special from Revy

I am still deciding if I really like Black Lagoon or not. It certainly has plenty of action and violence, but I can’t decide if it’s a series that will have me desperate for the next seasons release. I guess I’ll just have to keep watching and see if it grabs me and draws me in. This article from MyAnimeList is a Revy feature. She is certainly a good reason to watch Black Lagoon, but is she really enough to satisfy viewers on her own?

Revy (レヴィ), sometimes referred by her full name Rebecca (レヴェッカ), is the female protagonist of the series. She does most of the fighting for the Lagoon Company. Very little is revealed about her past, although portions can be pieced together through the series. Revy is a Chinese-American born and raised in Chinatown, Manhattan, near Mott Street, spending most of her youth as a thief and murderer. Flashbacks throughout the series reveal that Revy may have honed her skills with firearms by shooting at cans, and that her first murder may have involved shooting an unknown man while using a pillow. It is unknown whether the pillow was used to suppress the noise or to help avoid looking at her first victim.


Revy is very competitive, easily bored, and extremely ill-tempered. Unlike Rock, she is undiplomatic, believing in the use of brute force and coercion to get her way. In contrast to this, she’s revealed to be highly ticklish.

Revy is a merciless and sadistic killer, without a conscience, who will kill anyone at the slightest provocation, even unarmed civilians (as seen in episode 6). Dutch once made reference to University of Texas shooter Charles Whitman in describing Revy after she slaughtered the crew of the Neo-Nazis’ boat after a previous conversation with Rock brought up some unpleasant memories, resulting in an internal fit of rage – she even threatened Rock with death if he ever questions or tampers with her way of life. Of all the characters in the series, Revy uses the most foul language. She takes maniacal glee in killing anyone and everyone. She is also a heavy smoker and drinker …. read more

Article Source: Image Source: Joriel “Joz” Jimenez



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