History Headscratchers / RWBY

8th Aug '17 6:57:46 PM Zaptech
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[[folder:Velvet's Weapon and why was it not used?]]
* What is Velvet's weapon and why was it so important to NOT use it during team CFVY's last mission, the mission that ended a week late because there were "so many". Coco made it sound like it's something that shouldn't be wasted but in the event that they need to protect people they should be using all their resources to do so, and it sounded like they were up against A LOT of Grimm. Though that mission probably didn't involve protecting people, just killing Grimm.
** Considering how easily they can handle most Grimm, and how much apparent effort Velvet put into building her weapon, Coco was probably saying 'make it's first appearance count'. Being an ActionFashionista, it's kinda like her, and she certainly didn't seem to treat a full-scale invasion of (mostly Mook-level) Grimm as a big deal in the first place.
** The "Design Velvet's Outfit" contest also mentioned that she was mostly a support mage, so her acting offensively is probably a last resort (in which case the scene is basically Coco telling her to calm down). Maybe her weapon is something along the lines of "one powerful attack every so often", like [[WebComic/EightBitTheater Black Mage's Hadouken]]?
** The reason is actually quite mundane - and completely meta. She doesn't use it simply to tease the audience, and the comment about building it up is about building *hype*. They are apparently saving that one for an eve more bad ass scene later on.
** If the weapon is as flashy as Coco made it sound, there's also a chance of collateral damage, since they were in the city.
** She can 'consume' a photo and use whoever's in it's fighting abilities but each photo is one use and it's apparently be a waste there where her whole team can handle it instead.
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8th Aug '17 6:56:44 PM Zaptech
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* So... we have Taiyang Xiao Long, Raven Branwen, Qrow ''Branwen'' and Summer Rose. Didn't Ruby, or at least someone explicitly say Qrow was Summer's sister? If so, why does his surname Raven's? More over... If Yang had always thought Summer Rose was her mother, why didn't she question the naming discrepancy? And if there was no discrepancy... Why the different names? I just can't wrap my head around this, or maybe I just don't want to. Can someone please explain this in terms I can understand?
** I don't recall anyone ''explicitly'' saying that Qrow and Summer were related, beyond Ruby referring to him as "Uncle." But Aunt and Uncle are also often used in reference to close family friends. As for why Summer didn't share Taiyang's last name, we don't know if they were ever married. Even if they were, people don't always change their surnames to match their spouses'. As for why ''Ruby'' and Yang don't share a last name...I don't know. Maybe her parents decided that "Ruby Rose" sounded better than "Ruby Xiao Long."
** As far as not having similar last names, Monty (and ''Burning the Candle'') have already explained this: they're half-sisters. Taiyang probably kept their names separate out of respect for the two women.
** Besides, Qrow is Ruby's sister's uncle. It wouldn't be too hard for her to decide "Okay, this guy is my uncle despite not actually being related to me." When she was younger, she probably didn't even understand the distinction.
** Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the assumption that Yang's mother's identity had not yet been revealed. And, despite the fact that Raven looks nearly identical to Yang, their relationship is still a mystery. And wasn't Qrow's last name being Branwen also just speculation?
** While Raven Branwen was a speculated name (before its confirmation during the final episode's stinger), Qrow's surname, like Yang's father's name, was originally confirmed by Monty Oum himself. This information came long before the confirmation of Taiyang Xiao Long in the show (and both on the same day), so while some have ''speculated'' that the Monty Oum who appeared here at tropes and over at the RWBY wiki was a fake, this has proven to be a pretty stupid assumption. Due to Taiyang, it's a safe bet that these leaks were made by the ''real'' Monty.
** It is confirmed that "Branwen" is the last name of both Qrow and Raven. It is also confirmed that Qrow, Summer, Taiyang, and Yang's Mother were all on a team together. It is ''not,'' however, confirmed that Raven Branwen is Yang's mother. As such, we should all bear in mind that this Headscratcher, as of the end of Volume 2, assumes the Raven = Yang's Mom WMG to be true.
*** [[spoiler: Volume 4 confirms that Raven is Yang's mother]]
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8th Aug '17 3:20:34 PM DarkWorld
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*** [[spoiler: Volume 4 confirms that Raven is Yang's mother]]
3rd Aug '17 1:04:42 PM Zaptech
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[[folder:Religion Causes Panic]]
"People aren't religious these days." Gee, maybe it's because you hid them from everyone to try and not "cause a panic". Why did they do this sketchy shit again?
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"People aren't religious these days." Gee, maybe it's because you hid them from everyone to try and not "cause a panic". Why did they do this sketchy shit again?
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3rd Aug '17 11:03:51 AM Psyga315
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[[folder:Religion Causes Panic]]
"People aren't religious these days." Gee, maybe it's because you hid them from everyone to try and not "cause a panic". Why did they do this sketchy shit again?
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26th Jul '17 9:05:16 AM Zaptech
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** We see in the final episode to Volume 4 that there were no trains on the quickest route to Mistral from the port that RNJR arrived at, because Yang is shown taking the exact same route using her motorcycle. With air traffic grounded between the kingdoms, there's no easy way to get anywhere between them, leaving everyone stuck driving or walking through trackless and sparsely-populated wilderness.
5th Jul '17 1:32:26 PM Zaptech
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*** Team RWBY magically being in the area each time: They weren't magically in the area. The first instance was by sheer chance, while in the second one Blake and Sun had puzzled out where the next robbery was going to be, so they were ready when the Bullheads arrived. The third time involved RWBY directly confronting Torchwick and him having to call one in to extract him.
5th Jul '17 1:29:24 PM Zaptech
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** Whoops, same troper here, forgot that the White Fang were partly responsible for the Grimm getting into the city. Again though, a large number were released from, once again, rogue Bullheads under White Fang control. How. Are. They. Getting away with this.

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\n** Whoops, same troper here, forgot Okay, splitting this down:
*** Bullheads flying over the city: Who said that the Bullheads were unauthorized? They may very well have had authorization, especially considering that we already know that at least one Kingdom's academy Headmaster is under Salem's control, and Salem has obviously been planning these operations for a long time. Not to mention that if they fly in low enough, they would get underneath radar systems. Also keep in mind that Vale is currently in a "time of unprecedented peace" and that they wouldn't have the kind of strict air traffic control systems that we have in the modern era, since they haven't had anyone crashing planes into buildings in living memory. The last massive war was eighty years ago, remember, so they just won't have as tight a defense, and air defense networks would be configured to target Grimm, not civilian aircraft. Also, keep in mind that typically, air traffic controllers only track plane transponders, not the planes themselves, and only ''military'' radar actively track civilian planes; unless there's currently a reason for the military to be on alert and looking for certain planes, they won't be noticing aircraft that aren't flying with active transponders. Note, also,
that the White Fang were partly responsible for don't fly any Bullheads around once Atlas' ships are regularly flying overhead until the Grimm getting into the city. Again though, a large number invasion starts, so they were released from, once again, rogue Bullheads under White Fang control. How. Are. They. Getting away obviously not willing to risk being spotted at that point. All of these together mean that it would be fairly plausible, in the early part of the series, that civilian aircraft with this.unauthorized flight plans would be flying around over the city without being shot down. Vale's air defenses aren't as trigger happy about civilian flights as most modern air defenses are.
*** Grimm entering Vale's airspace: This is directly addressed as soon as it shows up. Velvet asks how it got past the defenses, and Ren points out that it wasn't alone. Keep in mind that when we cut back to to the Atlas fleet, it is literally being swarmed by hundreds of Grimm to the point that Nevermores are on the hulls of the ships and hammering them. That Nevermore didn't simply fly past them, but it was the only one that managed to get through without being intercepted or at least diverting to attack the fleet. The Atlesian fleet was actually keeping most of the airborne Grimm out of Vale before Neo and Roman took down their ships.
*** Giant Nevermore showing up when it did: If you pay attention during Cinder's speech, the Grimm are already attacking the Atlesian perimeter when she's talking. Airborne Grimm fly faster than ground-based Grimm run, so it makes sense that the airborne Grimm would have reached and begun overrunning the air defense perimeter fast enough that one of them might have gotten through to the Colosseum.
5th Jul '17 12:25:32 PM AeronSolo
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* No less than 6 rogue bulkheads under White Fang/Cinder Fall affiliation have appeared in the series, at no less than three separate intervals. How do they keep getting in or around so deeply into the kingdom completely unstopped or unnoticed until they get there? Not wanting to cause a panic is one thing, but it is mind boggling that they'd have no air traffic controllers to point out that the aircraft coming in are unauthorized and thus must be shot down, or at least send security forces to deal with them rather than team RWBY magically being in the area each and every time. And on a similar note, how does an entire Giant Nevermore make its way past all of Atlas' fancy airships to attack the colosseum without anyone noticing its approach? For that matter, how do all the Grimm that follow get so close to Beacon without the aforementioned military noticing or doing anything about it? James Ironwood, for all your talk of your army and military might and wiping threats out proactively, it doesn't look good when one of the most obvious targets in local airspace waltez past your security line without anyone or anything to stop it. It's just awfully bizarre that Grimm are so close that one immediately shows up at Amity Colosseum so soon after Cinder finishes her speech.

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* No less than 6 rogue bulkheads bullheads under White Fang/Cinder Fall affiliation have appeared in the series, at no less than three separate intervals. How do they keep getting in or around so deeply into the kingdom completely unstopped or unnoticed until they get there? Not wanting to cause a panic is one thing, but it is mind boggling that they'd have no air traffic controllers to point out that the aircraft coming in are unauthorized and thus must be shot down, or at least send security forces to deal with them rather than team RWBY magically being in the area each and every time. And on a similar note, how does an entire Giant Nevermore make its way past all of Atlas' fancy airships to attack the colosseum without anyone noticing its approach? For that matter, how do all the Grimm that follow get so close to Beacon without the aforementioned military noticing or doing anything about it? James Ironwood, for all your talk of your army and military might and wiping threats out proactively, it doesn't look good when one of the most obvious targets in local airspace waltez past your security line without anyone or anything to stop it. It's just awfully bizarre that Grimm are so close that one immediately shows up at Amity Colosseum so soon after Cinder finishes her speech.speech.

**Whoops, same troper here, forgot that the White Fang were partly responsible for the Grimm getting into the city. Again though, a large number were released from, once again, rogue Bullheads under White Fang control. How. Are. They. Getting away with this.
5th Jul '17 12:16:04 PM AeronSolo
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