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2nd Dec '16 3:21:45 PM Zaptech
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When we see Yang asleep in Vol. 4 Ep. 4, she has a kind of metal plate around her stump. I assume this is some kind of necessary bit to allow Yang to attach and control her new robotic arm, but when and how did she get it? She was clearly surprised when Taiyang brought the present to her and even he was surprised when he found out Ironwood was already having it made, so why would she already have this plate thing to begin with?

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* When we see Yang asleep in Vol. 4 Ep. 4, she has a kind of metal plate around her stump. I assume this is some kind of necessary bit to allow Yang to attach and control her new robotic arm, but when and how did she get it? She was clearly surprised when Taiyang brought the present to her and even he was surprised when he found out Ironwood was already having it made, so why would she already have this plate thing to begin with?with?
** For the when: During the six month timeskip between the end of the last volume and the current one. As for the how: considering the advanced state of Remnant medical technology, cybernetic replacements are almost certainly a relatively common procedure in hospitals for people who've lost limbs. The surprise mostly seemed to have come not from the arm itself but getting it so quickly; Taiyang mentioned that he thought he would have to pull some strings to get it, which indicates that they were already planning to acquire a replacement, so the plate installed over Yang's arm was definitely preparation in place for a prosthetic.
2nd Dec '16 12:37:35 AM Taxima
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** I haven't scene it at all angles, but I agree with you personally. It looks like another beetle Grimm of some kind.


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[[folder:Yang's arm augmentation]]
When we see Yang asleep in Vol. 4 Ep. 4, she has a kind of metal plate around her stump. I assume this is some kind of necessary bit to allow Yang to attach and control her new robotic arm, but when and how did she get it? She was clearly surprised when Taiyang brought the present to her and even he was surprised when he found out Ironwood was already having it made, so why would she already have this plate thing to begin with?
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1st Dec '16 7:04:13 PM leoryff
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[[folder:Salem's Ring?]]
*Salem has a ring on her right hand. I haven't managed to get a good look at it, but people are claiming that it looks like a rose, or that it could look like Cinder's emblem. Has anyone gotten a better angle? Personally I think it looks like a cockroach clenched to her hand.
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30th Nov '16 1:37:31 PM Zaptech
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* The ribbon concealing her ears, that is. From a Doyalist perspective, of course, it's to avoid spoiling the reveal about her being a Faenus, but from a Watsonian one... what possible reason would she have to hide her ears while participating in a ''terrorist attack'' for a Faenus Rights group? Adam is wearing his highly-distinctive, easily-recognizable iconic Grimm mask, unambiguously identifying him as not just a Faenus but the group's leader, so they weren't being stealthy or hiding their affiliation.
** The simplest explanation is that Rooster Teeth didn't want to reveal the cat ears, for the same reason they didn't show how Blake landed in the forest.

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* The ribbon concealing her ears, that is. From a Doyalist perspective, of course, it's to avoid spoiling the reveal about her being a Faenus, Faunus, but from a Watsonian one... what possible reason would she have to hide her ears while participating in a ''terrorist attack'' for a Faenus Faunus Rights group? Adam is wearing his highly-distinctive, easily-recognizable iconic Grimm mask, unambiguously identifying him as not just a Faenus Faunus but the group's leader, so they weren't being stealthy or hiding their affiliation.
** The simplest explanation is that Rooster Teeth just didn't want to reveal the cat ears, for the same reason they didn't show how Blake landed in the forest.forest. A Watsonian explanation could be that she was already preparing to leave and was wearing the bow to acclimate herself to it to more easily blend into human society. Considering that the bow's edges are likely in direct contact with the ears, going by their positioning, and that the bow moves when her ears do, Blake would want to get used to it to reduce the risk of ear movements and other gestures that would give it away.
30th Nov '16 1:34:44 PM Zaptech
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** World of Remnant: Faunus says that there's three sides to the conflict: humans, Grimm, and faunus, and that humans and faunus have fought each other over territory safe from the Grimm. Makes it pretty clear that the Grimm see no difference between the two.
30th Nov '16 1:18:42 PM Zaptech
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** The Maidens are in hiding, to the point where not even Ozpin's conspiracy can completely keep track of them. Qrow says in Volume 4 that they don't know where the Spring Maiden is. It's possible that ''only'' Ozpin knew exactly where the Maidens are, and he kept that information to himself to keep them safe.
30th Nov '16 1:14:51 PM Zaptech
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** ''"If the military ever decide to turn on the kingdoms and take over, it seems like they would have no worthy opposition since the military shown in the series look as if their technology is more advance than the police force's."'' ....yes, and? This is pretty much the case with every single functional, working military in the world. militaries are generally under the control of and loyal to their government for one reason or another, because you need the military to be extremely well-armed to deal with both external enemies and internal insurrection. If the police are as well-armed as the military, then you don't have a police force, you have ''two'' militaries.
30th Nov '16 7:39:50 AM Aquillion
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** In addition to this, if Ruby knows enough to go after Emerald, then she knows enough to raise suspicions about Cinder. If she disrupted Emerald and interrupted the immediate plan, the next step would be her going to Ozpin about her suspicions, which would lead to the whole thing falling apart - simply knowing that Emerald is up to ''something'' is enough to ruin everything if she talks to the wrong person. Mercury had to distract her from following up on all that until their plan was far enough along that it couldn't be stopped.
30th Nov '16 7:36:57 AM Aquillion
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*** Mercury maiming Yang would have been far more dangerous, since it would have attracted attention to him and his partners (whose backstories were fake and probably couldn't stand up that scrutiny.) That would have made it possible for Cinder to get caught before her broadcast, blowing the whole scheme. As the "victim", he didn't attract nearly as much attention.

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*** Mercury maiming Yang would have been far more dangerous, since it would have attracted attention to him and his partners (whose backstories were fake and probably couldn't stand up that to scrutiny.) That would have made it possible for Cinder to get caught before her broadcast, blowing the whole scheme. As the "victim", he didn't attract nearly as much attention.
30th Nov '16 7:33:52 AM Aquillion
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** Also, given Qrow's close relationship with Ozpin, it's very likely they would have spoken about her already and that Ozpin intended to move Ruby forwards even before the events of the first episode. Since Ruby's extremely distinctive weapon and silver eyes make her unmistakable, he would have known who she was even before talking to her; everything in his conversation was just an attempt to ease her into it (we can see that she was freaked out enough by being advanced two years; if she'd caught the implication that it was ''partially'' because of her uncle and who she was descended from it would have hit her even harder and damaged her self-confidence. Hence why they didn't talk about the silver eyes thing, too.)
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