History Headscratchers / RWBY

24th May '16 10:17:32 PM AJSthe2nd
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** I figure there's two major reasons. First is that telling Ruby right away would open up a massive floodgate of other stuff they'd have to tell her that would both complicate things and be stuff she's probably not mentally prepared for in order for her to believe them. That legends are real, about the Maidens, about her mother about Salem and about Ozpin's secret war. This is all top secret, that only a few people know and they'd have to tell it to a 15 year old who just started Beacon and hope she keeps her mouth shut and just mentally puts it on the backburner for 4 years until she's graduated and they can officially make her one of their agents, which would be unbelivably stressful (remember how Blake was freaking out about how they were just going about their school lives when she knew Roman was still out there doing something? Ruby would be like that all the time and she wouldn't be able to say anything to anyone.) The second is that if you notice Ruby despite starting out being fixated on normal knees and not wanting to be special and just a regular student ends up breaking out of this mold as the seasons go on, to the point that in Vol 2 she's deliberately going out of her way to get involved with Roman's criminal element and isn't really interested in doing much kid stuff like the dance, and even goes off on her own in the Battle of Beacon rather than stick with the other students, so that she's already developed the desire to go above and beyond and be special by the time she learns she's had special powers all along. It's possible that Ozpin wanted her to develop this mentality on purpose. Maybe so she'd end up seeing her eyes as just one of her tools to help her be a hero, instead of feeling obligated to be a hero entirely because of her eyes (which is basically the mentality Pyrrha had because of her advanced skills)
24th May '16 6:59:40 AM AJSthe2nd
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** Without going into the other controversial stuff mentioned, Shane Newville, Monty's assistant mentioned in his letter that the only reason Raven appeared at all outside of that one scene on the train is because Monty pushed for it despite nobody but him wanting that final stinger in Vol 2. Since Monty's gone now the other people heading the show choose not to follow up that scene, if not retcon it completely. Again this topic is controversial and just rumored stuff but it would explain why they're acting like that scene never happened. He also mentions Raven WAS supposed to appear in Vol 3, ambushing JNPR while they were at the fairgrounds and fighting them 4 on 1 before running off but it was cut either for time or because without Monty pushing for it they choose not to do it.
13th May '16 4:24:00 PM ChaosChronicle
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** To add to the above troper, team JNPR was hardly random either. Pyrrha chose Jaune, also Nora and Ren located one another (Well, Nora found Ren). Weiss had a slight opportunity of messing it up by choosing Jaune over Ruby, that's about it. It was more-or-less "choose your own partner" with a few obstacles in the way.
7th May '16 11:29:57 AM Wyldchyld
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** Ozpin said it best, when discussing it with Qrow. Pyrrha was "strong, intelligent, caring, and most importantly, she was ready". Power corrupts, and If you're going to bestow unimaginable power upon someone, you first need to be sure they ''can actually be trusted with unimaginable power''. Pyrrha, even before the whole "Fall Maiden" thing was brought up, was already extremely powerful and famous, and instead of letting it go to her head, she's one of the humblest, kindest, and most grounded characters in the show. You could honestly say that her only real character flaw, is being selfless to a fault. The very traits that make her a borderline PuritySue, are also the very traits you'd realistically want a chosen maiden to possess.

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** Ozpin said it best, when discussing it with Qrow. Pyrrha was "strong, intelligent, caring, and most importantly, she was ready". Power corrupts, and If you're going to bestow unimaginable power upon someone, you first need to be sure they ''can actually be trusted with unimaginable power''. Pyrrha, even before the whole "Fall Maiden" thing was brought up, was already extremely powerful and famous, and instead of letting it go to her head, she's one of the humblest, kindest, and most grounded characters in the show. You could honestly say that her only real character flaw, is being selfless to a fault. The very traits that make her a borderline PuritySue, are also the very traits you'd realistically want a chosen maiden to possess.
4th May '16 2:37:12 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Remember that Cinder prefers XanatosSpeedChess, not XanatosRoulette. She sets up as many things in her favor as she can, but alters the plan on the fly when things go in unexpected directions. It's quite likely she ''had'' no plan regarding Roman after he got captured, but his current role (collecting Dust) was over, and they butted heads a lot, so she just gave him orders to lay low and that she'd free him during the Grimm attack. When she did get him out, he happened to be in a position to take over the ship, but if he had been imprisoned somewhere else, she would have found another way to take the ship.

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** Remember that Cinder prefers XanatosSpeedChess, GambitSpeedChess, not XanatosRoulette.GambitRoulette. She sets up as many things in her favor as she can, but alters the plan on the fly when things go in unexpected directions. It's quite likely she ''had'' no plan regarding Roman after he got captured, but his current role (collecting Dust) was over, and they butted heads a lot, so she just gave him orders to lay low and that she'd free him during the Grimm attack. When she did get him out, he happened to be in a position to take over the ship, but if he had been imprisoned somewhere else, she would have found another way to take the ship.
24th Apr '16 10:59:28 PM Taxima
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** I believe, given the fact it seems he never USES the sight looking attachment, that its function is mostly to just keep dirt out of the barrel if and when he uses it as a cane. It popping up is also a easy to see sign that the gun part is armed, at least for the one holding it.

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** I believe, given the fact it seems he never USES the sight looking attachment, that its function is mostly to just keep dirt out of the barrel if and when he uses it as a cane. It popping up is also a easy to see an easy-to-see sign that the gun part is armed, at least for the one holding it.
13th Apr '16 12:48:16 AM AJSthe2nd
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** While likely Mercury made sure he lost, it's entirely possible (assuming he just messed up and accidentally over did it and defeated her) the back up plan was just for Mercury to maim Yang instead. It would have gotten the same reaction from the crowd and it wouldn't have mattered they were disqualified because they were planning on wrecking the tournament the next day anyway and were gonna expose themselves as villains to the world regardless.
8th Apr '16 1:48:44 PM omegafire17
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** You ''can't'' assume Remnant uses the same practices for tournaments + competitions as we do; it's an entirely different world after all. And the tournament has a distinct randomization feature either way, so it encourages teams to do their best against whomever they're put up against - it's kind hard to find 'equal' teams when so many people have uncommon powers as well.

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** You ''can't'' assume Remnant uses the same practices for tournaments + competitions as we do; it's an entirely different world after all. And the tournament has a distinct randomization feature either way, so it encourages teams to do their best against whomever they're put up against - it's kind hard to find 'equal' teams when so many people have uncommon powers as well. As summed up by Oobleck during the tournament: "Age and school year are irrelevant; the only thing being tested, is skill."
3rd Apr '16 6:45:09 PM Discar
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[[folder:Velvet Scarlantina's weapon]]

* While it is shown to be capable of some powerful and spectacular effects, it also raises a number of questions regarding its practicality. If the photographs are indeed one-shot use, as the show implies, how long can she use each individual photograph once they are activated? How does she keep track of which photos she has used and which ones she has left? How does she defend herself once her supply of photos is used up?
** The latter, at least, has been addressed by Volume 2; Velvet is quite capable of kicking Grimm around without using a weapon at all, and Yatsuhashi protects her. Coco's behavior in the fights also suggests that the team is well aware of her limitations and think carefully about the timing of her weapon usage, making Velvet their AwesomeButImpractical ace.
** Keeping track of which photos are remaining is pretty simple, it's a digital camera.
** As stated, Velvet handled herself against Grimm with kicks, so she does have some defense on herself. As for how long each weapon lasts, I think it's safe to assume they last anywhere between 5-10 seconds, assuming each one is used to the full potential before forcibly dissolving. Keeping track would be a matter of memory and her own camera, I imagine, the former being a sort-of muscle memory due to experience.

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1st Apr '16 10:00:04 AM omegafire17
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** Considering the fact that the characters can expertly use recoil/momentum/etc for their attacks and this was created by [[Creator/MontyOum Monty Oum]], who's [[WebAnimation/DeadFantasy DF]] had characters fighting normally while vertically-sliding down a building, it's safe to say that physics work normally until anything abnormal happens- then you're just supposed to go with it really.
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