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Battle Royal: Sagara Sousuke vs. Revy

The War of Independence will never be the same.

Are you like me and looked back on past wars and thought if you were transported back in time how much ass you could kick with modern day combat strategies? I’m sure one of those thoughts was about America’s War of Independence, where everyone stood in lines and shot each other from across a large field. Suppose we took two anime characters who are used to fighting with modern day weapons and made them famous generals of opposing armies, I wonder how epic that fight would be? Let’s find out.

Who would win in an all out battle if Full Metal Panic’s Sagara Sousuke led the red coats against the revolutionary army led by Black Lagoon’s Revy?



The rules of this competition are simple, it’s killed or be killed. This will be settled within one battle, so everyone will be able to go all out. Though the general does not need to be killed in order to win, only 99% of the forces must be destroyed. Each side will have 1,000 soldiers, with each possessing weapons and equipment of that period. Both generals came to this time with nothing modern on them besides the clothing on their backs. Each general was given a day before the battle to train their troops, but is a day long enough to break old habits?


The setting for this battle will be Lexington, during the first battle of the war (and the last). Here both armies will start on opposite ends of the common, and go from there. The battlefield consists of a large open field, and a nearby town, for both cover and open warfare.

Sagara Sousuke

Seventeen-year-old Saousuke is a one man fighting machine with the paramilitary force Mithril. He was raised as a child soldier in Afghanistan, thusly he grew up knowing everything about fighting and the military, but nothing about everyday life. He is skilled in almost every aspect, from logistics, to all types of weapon use, to hand to hand combat.

He possesses no social skills, and can sometimes loose his cool in the heat of battle, but only if something attacks him emotionally.


Revy, or Rebecca was born and raised in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Her youth was spent as a thief, murderer, and an overall no good trouble maker. She is extremely violent and would kill anyone for no particular reason other than they looked at her funny; her personal mantra is that bruit force is the answer to everything. Revy was not professionally trained in her combat arts, she learned them the hard way on the streets and her life as a pirate.

One enormous problem Revy constantly faces is loosing her cool in battle, almost like going berserk. Worst of all she swears too much, upsetting children and mothers around the world.

The Battle

Like the rugby team before it, Sagara will use the day before the actual battle to transform his humble red coats into deadly killing machines. There is a good chance that Sagara will overwork these soldiers in the process as well. Revy will give her rebel forces a brief overview on what to do in battle, but will spend most of her time drinking, and smoking.

Unlike the real battle, this one won’t begin with the forces lining up in formations across from each other. No, this will look more like a modern day war thanks to Sagara’s training. His number one objective will be to take the red coats into the town of Lexington and fortify the buildings with his soldiers. The revolutionary army will not be expecting this, thusly giving the British an opportunity to take a few buildings easily.

Revy will most likely grab as many weapons as she can and charge into battle herself, destroying everyone she comes across. Sagara on the other hand will stay with his troops and give them orders, only fighting when his troops are in position.

The Winner

This will be a very close battle, and usually I will say there is no “I” in team, but in this battle, there is. The winner will be Revy, for once she starts her rampage, nothing can stop her. Sagara’s strategy is correct, but since a musket takes almost a minute to load, it will not be fast enough to take out a rushing Revy. If she could make it inside these occupied buildings, the rest will be simple because the red coats will have a hard time defending themselves with only slow firing muskets and bayonets. I doubt Revy would even bother shooting a musket, rather she would just use it as a club and bash her enemies with it. I’m sure Sagara will put up a good fight, but I don’t think he will be able to save his army in time.
Mabuion June 9, 2010 at 2:22 p.m.
I <3 Revy.  In a - totally hopefully okay admiring the creation of fiction kind of way.
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on June 9, 2010 at 3:05 p.m.
I got to love some Revy. A pretty cool character. It comes at a good time. I just created a profile for her guns Sword Cutlass. Her tattoo is pretty cool
You really can' feel any sympathy for her victims when they are a bunch of Neo Nazi wanna-bes.
I noticed something about that picture of Revy you used. It looks like the filter on her cigarette is on the wrong end.
sotyfan16on June 9, 2010 at 4:53 p.m.

Sagara also stresses under rushed battle conditions (such as Revy's are). At first glance I would have thought Sagara would be the victor but with the battle taking place with old weapons the winner would be decided by who acts first and can last the longest. 
My thoughts on Revy are that she is hot, deprived (horny), and a total bitch. I love the way she talks but she doesn't process information and emtions very well. In short, I don't know what man could handle her but I'd give it a try at least.

hitsusatsu11on June 9, 2010 at 5:03 p.m.
England loses, AGAIN.
GodLen staff on June 9, 2010 at 5:58 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11: maybe next time...
nate1222on June 9, 2010 at 7:14 p.m.

Revy would take it home. Sorry, England.
wwfunderakeron June 10, 2010 at 1:18 a.m.
Eventhough i like Sagara, Love Revy and she would win.
Ryokanon June 10, 2010 at 2:06 a.m.

In real wordl, Revy would lose. 

Because in modern or ancient warfare, the next things worse than a disarmed troop is a disorganized and isolated one. 
Battle were battled that way for a reason : Old guns are precise enough. You could miss someone at, what Thirteen meters with an old musket. Chance are that Revy would have been trouble to adapt to the low technology of this era.
In old warfare, soldier had more to fear disease and dying from malnutrition and exhaustion than actual combat. 
The french were believing i the strenght of bayonet untill 1914, it was stupid from them then, but before, in the napoleonic war, it was the ultimate infantry tactics because firepower was really bad, but number of gun availlable and easy training compensated that. (Count 6 week to teach a peasant to fire correctly, and years to have correct archer.)   

The battle would have seen Revy kill some soldier by herself, but uncover her position by this, and being helpless quickly. Maybe she could fire four or six times before having to reload. 
 Fastly, she would be flanked, and would be ultimately gunned down, or pinned down with bayonet. 
But since it's manga, enthousiam can overthrow strategy.
macker33on June 10, 2010 at 8:49 a.m.

Sagara ,hes trained to read situations and he uses booby traps,revi is a tour-de-force when she gets going but she isnt indestructable..

Sagara clear win

reinon June 10, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.
Sousuke has always been good at commanding troops. He Has Organized military experience and Is well versed at commanding troops. Revy On the other hand Is a Merc. She Is a pretty awesome fighter on her own, But I Doubt she Could formulate a strategy On the level of sagara. (not to mention Sousuke is actually an amazing fighter himself) I See the redcoats kicking the Yankee asses all the way to NY.
Magnathoraxon June 10, 2010 at 4:12 p.m.
HeeroYuyon June 11, 2010 at 2:50 p.m.
Despite how bizarre this setup is in the first place...
It's not physically possible for Revy to kill a line of 200 men in 2 rows faster than they can fire their wide area volleys. As good as she is at dodging, in even a remotely open environment she'd be hosed. Dodge a few bullets? sure. Dodge a lead wall 50ft across coming at you? nah-uh.
This isn't at all like her usual kinds of fights where there's only a handful of targets trying to aim at her and she has a bulletproof bar to hide behind. This is Sosuke training an army of 1000 troops to fire in volleys with a wide spread as would be the wisest tactical decision given such weaponry (and thus, he'd know to use that tactic).
It'd be like Gilgamesh vs. Berserker all over again. Even with 12 lives and being almost impervious to weaponry he couldn't do it.
theaustincriticon June 11, 2010 at 7:02 p.m.
 Have to disagree:
1. Sagara is training 1000 men into becoming deadly killing machines. Revy is just giving her troops a brief overview, meaning that Sagara's troops will absolutely destroy Revy's troops.
2. I don't care how powerful or insane Revy is, she can't beat 1000 men by running into battle by herself. Have you ever tried to dodge the bullets of 1000 soldiers? While I am guessing that no one having this discussion has, I am pretty sure that it's freaking tough. The problem is that Revy won't rely on her troops or even use a strategy to fight, therefore resulting in her downfall.
3. You did say she was drinking, meaning that she could possibly be drunk while fighting. (I have never seen that much of Black Lagoon, meaning I don't know how well she can hold her liquor. So this one depends on how well she can hold her liquor.)
4. I've seen the rugby team episode, and from what I've seen, the team that Sagara created only destroyed the other team using their bare hands. I'm pretty sure they can drop their weapon and utilize hand to hand combat against Revy if she rushes them with a club. 
For these reasons, I believe Sagara will win.
Jemenezon June 13, 2010 at 5:46 p.m.
If Revy charged out like you said, she would simply just die. You are not dodging 1000 musket balls.
 Unstoppable? Are you kidding me, that is just plain stupid, she is a human being, so what if she's "tough". She isn't some super-human super-weapon-like killing machine. 
Your logic is completely incorrect, this is reality here the "Rule of Cool" does not apply.
Your precious Revy would be shot dead, and her poorly trained army.
arbitrarychoiceon Jan. 15, 2011 at 7:41 a.m.

I don't believe this. You take two of the most bad-ass contemporary characters, whose primary skills revolve around armed, single combat and you make them compete as historical generals? What is the point? I mean, yeah, Sousouke would probably win because he has at least some formal military organisational training but he's not a commander, he's a combat specialist. At that level, it's pretty much a coin toss. 
Put them up against each other in an urban setting, each with their own choice of equipment, in a one-on-one battle. That I would pay to see. From a distance.

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