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|“||So, can you give me some water? I just arrived today and do not know much about the surroundings. I am looking for a Colombian friend...||„|
|~ Roberta to Bao|
Rosarita Cisneros (most commonly known as Roberta), is one of the main antagonists and anti-heros of the anime/manga series, Black Lagoon. She is the head maid for the Lovelace family, one of the 13 great families of South America and worked for them for four years in their household in Venezuela. In her past, though, she was a fearsome FARC assassin known as the "Blood Hound" and is widely considered the deadliest fighter in the entire series.
She is voiced by Michie Tomizawa in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Tabitha St. Germain in the English version of the anime.
It is ironic that while Roberta is one of, if not the most dangerous fighter, in the series, she is also one of the more humane. She is unwaveringly devoted to her master and dotes on his son, Garcia, whom she loves deeply. She also feels deep guilt for her life as an assassin for FARC and wants nothing more than to leave that part of her behind, working for the Lovelace family as a way of atonement. Despite being the head maid, Garcia states that Roberta is also rather clumsy and, overall, not very good at her job.
Her kindness can easily change as seen in a humorous omake in Volume 1 of the manga when Garcia flipped her skirt up, groped and slapped her bottom in a playful manner, which prompted her to pinch his arm and lift him up off the ground by the skin of his arm as punishment until he apologized, showing that her patience has a limit before losing her temper. Additionally, despite claiming she has no tolerance for foul language, it's revealed during her brawl with Revy that she is not completely above cursing as shown when both she and Revy told Rock in unison to "STAY THE F*CK OUT OF THIS!" while they were fighting.
There are a few hints that, despite her bloody past, she may be religious, unlike most of the other characters in Black Lagoon, specifically Catholic judging from the large crucifix she wears around her neck and her constant prayers during her revenge.
- During the chase scene of her fight against Black Lagoon, Rock wondered whether Roberta is some kind of killing machine from the future due to her insane skills and abilities. This is an obvious reference to the T-800 aka. Terminator. In the English dub of the anime, Rock explicitly compares her to the Terminator, much to Dutch's annoyance.