Rebecca Lee, commonly known as simply Revy, and sometimes called Two Hands, the main female protagonist from the anime, manga, and light novel series Black Lagoon, and a supporting character in Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail. Revy is a troubled, loud, rude, sarcastic, deadly, very competitive, short-tempered, cynical, confident, and considerably aggressive nihilist who exhibits a wild temperament. Unlike Rock, Revy is undiplomatic, believing in the use of brute force and coercion to get her way. Of all the characters in the series, Revy uses the foulest language and is also a heavy smoker and drinker. Revy is merciless and sadistic, and is more than capable of killing anyone, even unarmed civilians. Despite her merciless nature, she's also capable of showing humor and can be quite a talker when she isn't angry. Another aspect of her personality is her racial insensitivity.
Why She Rocks
- Sexier than hell.
- She provides a lot of great, dark humor.
- In a series full of badass women, she's arguably the most badass of them all.
- She has interesting, unique relationships with many other characters in the series.
- Her and Rock didn't get along at first. However, over the course of the series they grow closer as partners and friends, with Rock helping to level out Revy's hot-headed, impulsive, and violent personality, and Revy helping Rock gain the necessary ruthlessness to survive in the life that they live.
- She had an emotional, tragic past, which informed her present day personality. It involved her growing up in America, as a Chinese girl, a street urchin who was constantly abused by other around her. This lead her to abandoning her belief in God, obtaining nhilistic beliefs, and having issue with trusting others.
- Revy's shown racist tendecies.
- In the manga, Revy refers to Shenhua, a Taiwanese woman, as a "chink".
- In the anime, Revy calls Shenhua "Chinglish".
- Revy also calls Rock a Japanese man, a "Jap" and a FARC Mercenary a "beaner" in the anime.
- She might be a hypocrite as well, because Dutch, one of her co-workers, is black, and she doesn't seem to have a problem with that.
- Whether we live or die isn’t a big issue. If you focus on being alive, you develop fear. Your eyes get clouded. But if you have no such feelings… you are capable of fighting right to the end of the world.
- So how do you measure a thing’s worth? Nostalgia and memories don’t mean sh*t. Value is determined by a universally accepted unit. Money. Any other measures of value ain’t nothing more than sentimental bullsh*t.
- You've got to enjoy life, or else you'll end up wasting it.
- Rock, if you think about it, other than this, what do we really value in life? God? Love? Don’t make me laugh. When I was a brat, crawling around in that sh*thole city, it seemed God and Love were always sold out when I went looking. Before I knew better, I clung to God and prayed to Him every single night — yeah, I believed in God right up until that night the cops beat the hell out of me for no reason at all. All they saw when they looked at me was another little ghetto rat. With no power and no God, what’s left for a poor little Chinese b*tch to rely on? It’s money, of course, and guns.
- If you cling to life, you'll live in fear of death. And that fear will cloud your judgement.
- What a terrible story. But appropriate for our world. Sometimes I feel like I’m walking over a giant pile of sh*t. Morality and justice don’t really suit me. Words like that and what comes out of asses are surprisingly similar.
- If I was looking for pity I would’ve told you something a lot more colourful. The moral of the story is when you’re livin’ on the edge, that’s all that matters to you because that’s all you’ve really got. Not everyone can get off on being normal, Rock. And one more thing… All those rich fat bastards living under palm-trees – and b*tches who think that life’s only about putting on make-up. I don’t want to hear you speaking your mind from the same perspective as those hypocrites. Nothing’s worse than being treated like some wh*re by your companions. I’ll say this once. The next time you decide you’re gonna tell me what’s proper, you’ll no longer be one of us. When that happens… I am going to kill you.
- Revy has a total kill count of approximately 128 kills earned throughout of the series.
- In a flashback, a young Revy is seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 439 to shoot cans. The same gun is used to murder her father.
- In a volume 4 omake, where everyone including has changed their sex, which Rock is the only one who notices the sudden mad change, Revy appears to be the only one who supposedly still looks exactly the same (only that her chest is completely flat). It is only then "she" reveals that she is a he, and even pulls down his pants to reveal his penis and testicles (much to sex-switched Rock's horror).
- Out of all the members of Black Lagoon Company, Revy has been shown smoking cigarettes the most.
- Revy appears to be adept at riding motorcycles, as she rescued Rock with precise, albeit risky, driving on a red sportsbike after a meeting gone awry in Japan.
- In "Greenback Jane", it is stated that Revy watches Oprah, but this could be just sarcasm.
- In the manga, people sometimes call her "Levy" it is uncertain if it's a typo or intentional.
- In the German version of the manga, her name is written as "Levi" (due to the common R-L-problem and I or Y in translations), but since the release of volume 4 it's changed to "Revy".
- A great deal of Revy's life is shown in a single flashback in the final episode of Roberta's Blood Trail. Her father's abuse, the police's abuse, the rape, and the killing of the father were all there.
- The feathers that can be seen throughout the series mainly through the opening theme most likely represent the feathers of the pillow that Revy used to suppress the shot she used to kill her alcoholic father.
- In the First Popularity Poll, Revy ranked 1st place with 823 votes.
- Lara Croft resembles Revy in Crystal Dynamics' first reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Namely for the ponytail, dual pistols, and a similar style in revealing clothing.
- There are various references to Revy's music tastes throughout the manga and the light novel (but not in the anime, probably due to copyright reasons). Revy is a big fan of rock and metal and has a personal shootout playlist named the "Jitterbug of Death" collection. Some of the songs named on the playlist are "Electric Head Part 1" by White Zombie, "Shooter" by Rednex and "Sleep Now in the Fire" by Rage Against the Machine. Revy is also shown to be a fan of the band Guitar Wolf.
- In the subbed anime, Revy is voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi. In the english dubbed version, she's voiced by Maryke Hendrikse.