->''"The Reds & Blues of Blood Gulch, amazing the sane every day!"''
--> '''Yang Xiao Long''', summing up the series as a whole

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9758123/1/React-Watch-Believe-Yikes React Watch Believe Yikes]]'' is a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fanfic by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4427605/UknownHero [=UknownHero=]]] which starts with team RWBY stuck all alone in an empty Beacon over the summer with absolutely nothing to do. At least until Ruby reveals that she somehow found the full collection of the ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' videos and suggests they watch it. Meanwhile, Jaune finds some Red vs Blue songs and team JNPR encounters a mysterious woman conveniently named Tex. HilarityEnsues. The story follows the reactions of the team as they proceed to watch the seasons in order, adding on their own side splitting commentary and [[LampshadeHanging hanging enough lampshades]] [[BetterThanABareBulb to open their own store.]] The author goes to great pains to be accurate to the format of the original show, reading out scene descriptions and perspective changes as if describing a screenplay, [[spoiler: which he is, because it all comes from the transcript on the wiki.]] The series is currently up to Season 7 (Recreation).

[=UknownHero=] has also written a "side story" titled ''FanFic/RedVsBlueReaction'', where the Reds and Blues post-season 10 cast, plus post-season 5 Church and Tex, post-Project Freelancer Carolina, season 11 Donut and Doc, near-season 11 finale Washington (yeah, TimeTravel is involved) watch…''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

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!! React Watch Believe Yikes contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Weiss's appear to be somewhat worse than in canon, saying that friends are pointless and working hard to train their daughter to take over the family business in the future, much to the girl's chagrin.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The JNPR side chapters.
* AnythingThatMoves: Perverted Ruby. People she's hit on include Qrow, Yang, a female student teacher and a dog.
* AscendedFanboy: The author often uses jokes suggested by reviewers in the story, making sure to credit each joke to its creator.
** Along with the jokes the author throws in suggested by readers, with Reconstruction having no episode titles, he takes suggestions from reviewers. The author inserted the first 3 chapter names, however.
* BandageMummy: Blake mostly spends the second season in a full body cast.
* BerserkButton: Each girl has one of her own to be irritated by in the show. In season two, Yang has the bad luck to be a living berserk button for Bitch!Ruby.
** For Creepy!Ruby it's people trying to take Crescent Rose from her, trying to do this gets Yang [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Tsukoyomi'd]].
** For Noire, it's threatening the life of a child. She curses out a storm when Church casually talks about killing Junior. And when Sister casually mentioned how many abortions she had, well....lets just say her rant involved a lot of threats and swearing, with [[ClusterFBomb 47 of those words being fuck.]]
* BiTheWay: Blake's repressed horny side.
* BigNO: When the gang return to Blood Gulch at the end of season 3, Weiss ends up doing one that would make Grif jealous.
* BigWordShout: Yang gives a scream of "WHY?" after Sheila is blown up.
* BoundAndGagged: The plan to deal with Perverted Ruby. Unfortunately, they catch the real one first.
** Weiss later gets tied by Noire for some breast play.
* BreakingTheBonds: The girls end up taping Yang to a chair for one episode. She's free by the end.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Noire. Constantly to refer to jokes sent by {{Ascended Fanboy}}s of the fanfic.
* BreastExpansion: When Noire takes over Blake's body, her cup size somehow goes up.
* BringMyBrownPants: A sufficiently-angered Yang is enough to scare even Ruby's bitchy side to this.
** Done again to everyone but Ruby when her creepy phase starts laughing.
** Taken UpToEleven when Yang is seriously traumatized by Creepy Ruby's phase and has a brief moment expelling every possible bodily fluid before spending the rest of the chapter wetting herself in terror for an amount of urine far in excess of that which the human body can produce.
* ButtMonkey: Blake for the season two viewing. She gets horribly injured by Ruby, put in a body cast to heal and generally gets ignored and neglected by her teammates.
** IronButtmonkey: Yang tends to take a lot of physical abuse for humor's sake as well.
* CabinFever: Half the humor is derived from the team driving each other crazy without other people to interact with.
* CallingYourAttacks: Perverted Ruby's "Rose Break" ability.
* CallForward: A number of jokes and lines reference events from later in the series.
* CatchPhrase: Weiss uses the 'of all time' line early on in the story. One wonders how she will react when Wash drops the line for himself in the future.
** She reacts rather badly… [[spoiler:badly enough to unlock her Aura Mode and cause a blizzard in the middle of ''summer'', destroying half of Forever Fall and freezing all of Emerald Forest in the process.]]
** Perverted Ruby and Blake take up Tucker's "Bow Chicka Bow Wow" as well.
* CatFight: Yang gets into one with…herself. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Okay, it's actually with Weiss, whose soul]] [[SharingABody is inside her body]].
* CatGirl: Besides Blake, Weiss gets donned in catgirl garb at one point as well. She doesn't find it amusing.
* ClusterFBomb[=/=]ObligatorySwearing: In comparison to the original show, this team RWBY is very free with their thoughts. Given who they are watching, [[TooDumbToLive this is understandable]], but it can be a bit jarring given how curse-free the original show is.
-->'''Ruby:''' [[LampshadeHanging You know, we've never swore this much during the year, have we? Hell, I think this is the first time we've swore all year.]]
** After Sister mentioned how many abortions she had, Noire ranted about what she would do, and said fuck [[UpToEleven 47 times.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: In the form of a backstory for Yang. Little is known about her in the show aside from her being Ruby's sister, but here it is learned that she ran away from home at a young age (read: 5) because her AbusiveParents were keeping her hair short. [[spoiler: She later finds out that those weren't her parents, but her grandparents. Her parents had placed her with them for protection due to their dangerous job as Hunter and Huntress. She also learns that [[TearJerker they died in a plane crash while looking for her.]]]]
** At the beginning, Ruby was so unused to death on the job that Church getting blown up sent her into a panic. By the time the first mini-series rolls around, she ends up coming to accept it.
* {{Chickification}}: Compared to their canon selves, the girls are more easily frightened and grossed out. They're still fairly competent when the situation calls for it.
* CompanionCube: Ruby has a pet rock from when she couldn't have a puppy. She named it Terra-chan. Also, Yang named her bike Moto-kun.
* ContinuityNod: All over the place, from both series.
* CovertPervert: Blake, in contrast to her Canon counterpart's single moment of embarrassment over a private book, here reacts... [[ADateWithRosiePalms rather strongly]] to the numerous innuendos made by the characters. Not helped in season two due to her being stuck in a full body cast.
* CreepyChild: Creepy!Ruby, she can do some things that are...really scary, and scared someone to death literally. She apparently speaks in multi-layered voices and cries like a banshee. Her team agrees to put her in a coma after the 4th season.
* CuteGhostGirl: After being scare shitless by Creepy!Ruby, Weiss spends the rest of Season 4 as this.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Aura mode. It pumps up the user a lot at the cost of aura strength and energy. In Ruby's case, it even causes blood loss and is fatal if used too long.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: The trope name is referenced in regards to Tucker's love life, but we do learn a bit about what the girls do during their alone time as well.
* DearNegativeReader: The author gets a little snippy in his notes when people start making demands or rudely question certain elements.
* DeathGlare: Ruby can pull one off, known as the "Death Glare of Cute" due to her not really having a killer face.
* DenserAndWackier: As the fic progresses, the antics the girls get into get further off-the-wall and bizarre.
* TheDreaded: The Meta seems to be shaping up to this for Team RWBY, due having no motive other than gaining more power. Plus, with it being able to plan complex operations, and being all around elusive and hard to kill, they estimate that it might take half of Beacon just to bring it down. There own ways of describing the Meta pretty much hammers it home.
-->'''Ruby:''' A monster.
-->'''Weiss:''' Insane.
-->'''Blake:''' A power hungry walking tank.
-->'''Yang:''' A product of some pretty fucked up shit.
* DidYouGetANewHaircut: Ruby's first reaction to Weiss as a ghost.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Nora. To clarify this, Team RWBY's motto is "Never wait for your day to come, make it come." Team CRDL's motto is "The brightest light comes from the strongest weapon." What was Team JNPR's motto? "Never let Nora Valkyrie drive. Ever. We're serious, never let her drive unless you want to die."
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. RT is generally roused by insulting remarks about Earth in general, but particularly America. Since RT is supposed to be Rooster Teeth, which is an American company, this makes sense.
* EpicFail: Sun somehow gets minus 20 '''million''' points in Time Crisis and on top of this he ''somehow'' manages to shoot himself in the foot in real life.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Yang puts up with a lot from Ruby's nasty side, but one comment about her dead mom pushes her to her limit.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When watching the scene where Tex uses Caboose as target practice, Blake comments that The White Fang wouldn't do such a thing to their own teammates.
** Ruby silently comments that Cinder Falls would likely gag at Wyoming's plan to use Junior to enslave an alien religion.
* EvilBrit: Yang becomes one when she's enraged, which is only stopped when the other girls sing a quick musical number.
* EvilLaugh: Noire does one now and again. One got interrupted by a hairball.
** Creepy!Ruby also did this at one point. It caused Weiss, Blake and Yang to get a change of underwear.
* FacePalm: A frequent reaction from Weiss.
* {{Fetish}}
** Blake is apparently into bondage, yaoi, a little bit of tentacle porn, maybe yuri and used to be into bestiality.
** Ruby's weapon love is exaggerated to sexual levels. She's apparently masturbated to weapon pictures. Later notes suggest this may no longer be canon.
** Yang is into vehicles, violence and English accents.
** Weiss is into shark plushies. No, not sharks; shark ''plushies''.
* FirstKiss: Weiss, upon getting her body back, kisses Yang on the cheek for helping her. An ill-timed movement of Yang's head ended up being this for both of them.
* {{Flanderization}}: [[ExaggeratedTrope Done to the point of ridiculousness with team RWBY]], though obviously PlayedForLaughs.
* FlatWhat: Used a few times.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Inverted and played with. Whenever Yang insults some of the choices made by the staff, she suffers BoltOfDivineRetribution style. When Blake praises their more creative choices, she ends up reward with erotic books and expensive tuna. Both of these are implied to come from Creator/RoosterTeeth themselves, making this a case of the creators interacting with fan fiction versions of their own characters for viewing a real product of theirs.
* GamerChick: Unknown to her teammates, Weiss is this. A stark contrast to her pure heiress appearance.
* GenreSavvy: Weiss is the queen of this, with Blake as a close second.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Meta example. The author intended for the Bitch Ruby phase to be hated early on. However, he succeeded a bit too well with garnering hatred when Ruby ended up beating Blake, as noted under the DudeNotFunny entry.
** Bitch Ruby attempted to get Yang mad enough to free her from a suit of armor. She succeeded and nearly got herself clobbered for it.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Noire's ultimate plan was to permanently possess Blake's body.]]
* GratuitousJapanese: Pervert Ruby and Noire refer to others with Japanese suffixes.
* HeadDesk: Pulled off a few times, once as an UnSoundEffect.
* IAteWhat:
** Weiss eats expired cereal at one point, and has to rush to the bathroom when she finds out.
** And then Blake and Yang after they realized that the cupcakes Creepy Ruby made from them are made out of Grimm.
* IKnewIt: In-universe. Tied into Weiss's genre savviness, she often calls events before they happen.
* InsaneTrollLogic: When the subject of Tucker's ethnicity comes up, the girls start arguing over what it is. Yang somehow concludes he's a Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* InsistentTerminology: A rather serious argument erupts between the girls over the name of the Red's jeep, with Weiss and Yang liking Puma while Ruby and Blake prefer Warthog. Becomes a bit of a BrickJoke later as the teams silently obsess over who is right.
* JizzedInMyPants: Yang's reaction to seeing Sheila. Later, Blake's reaction when the HoYay starts kicking in.
* LamePunReaction: Happens whenever Yang [[ActorAllusion channels her inner Barbara.]]
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Said by Ruby to Yang after the younger girl accidentally lands [[MarshmallowHell on her sister's assets.]]
** Later said by Yang when Weiss and her end up sharing a kiss.
* LethalChef: Yang once managed to get her team burned for a week from trying to bake bread.
** Blake somehow managed to make a sandwich so bad, it required the entire school to be evacuated.
* MagicKnight: Weiss literally becomes this in [[spoiler: Aura Mode]], her aura taking the shape of a knight's armor and her rapier becomes a {{BFS}}, which unleashes massive blasts of [[AnIcePerson ice]] to freeze everything around her. She can even [[WeatherManipulation make it snow in summer]].
* MamaBear: Noire is ''very'' protective of children, she gets very angry at Church for threatening Junior and goes on a ballistic [[ClusterFBomb profanity infused]] rant after Sister's "7 abortions" line.
* MediumAwareness: Noire is very aware they're in a fanfic and interacts with the audience in the author's notes.
* MultipleEndings: Much like Red vs Blue's fifth season, the fic closes its fifth season viewing with endings based on the show.
** AlienAbduction
** AllJustADream[=/=]HereWeGoAgain
** DownerEnding
** WhereAreTheyNow
* MummyWrap: Blake manages to catch Ruby in one when she's in her "Ninja" phase.
* NeverMyFault: Yang ([[SymbioticPossession and Weiss]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext in her body]]) blame Blake for their predicament (because they can't blame Creepy Ruby because she…well, creepy).
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted. The implied death of Sarge and Simmons in episode 28.5 has the girls cheering with joy.
* NiceHat: After unintentionally making an ''Creator/AchievementHunter'' joke, Yang is rewarded with a little crown.
* NoodleIncident: Yang seems to have quite a few of them, probably due to her brash and aggressive attitude toward combat.
** The team as a whole has several due to the time skip between the end of Vol. 1 and the when the fic starts.
* NotAfraidToDie: Ruby's nonchalance towards death in the original show, mentioned only in passing, is treated rather seriously here. Yang wants to keep her exposure to it at a minimum, but Weiss rightly points out that she's in an occupation where death is a possibility every day and she needs to accept it now before it becomes a problem on the battlefield.
* NotSoDifferent: Church and Weiss. Much to the latter's annoyance.
* TheNudifier: Perverted Ruby's Rose Break move.
* OfficialCouple: Hinted with Jaune and Pyrrha.
* OhCrap: Happens very often due to the excessive reactions each girl has to the antics of the soldiers of Blood Gulch. Becomes much more serious whenever Ruby suffers a real injury.
* {{Omniglot}}: Blake is capable of speaking nine different languages, something she attributes to her time in the White Fang to send hidden messages. This is lampshaded when she criticizes Donut for thinking he could master Spanish in just four years of classes and the others question how she learned as many as she does.
* OnlySaneMan: Weiss and Blake, when not angry at the Reds and Blues, are much more stable than their two team members, [[PlayedForLaughs though this may be dropped at any time for the sake of humor.]]
** As of chapter 32, Blake assumes the only sane ones left are herself and Ruby. But after Noire points herself out, Blake reiterates it to just Ruby…who for the record is undergoing multiple personalities.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: After Creepy Ruby's first appearance, at the end of their first watching session with her, Weiss was apparently so scared by Creepy Ruby her soul apparently exited her body.
* PantyShot: Weiss gets a good look under Ruby's dress when the latter leans a bit too far over.
* PingPongNaivete: Ruby's exact level of sexual knowledge varies based on her dominant personality.
* ProducePelting: A common reaction to Yang's puns.
* RageQuit: 3/4s of the team does this at one point after a particularly bad attempt by Sarge to justify crediting Simmons.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Yang is immune to burning and fire damage, as necessitated by her flame-themed powers. Getting hit by fire attacks still hurts, though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: After Ruby and Yang's dog Zwei was introduced in the actual series, the girls start mentioning him, even though the fic originally established that they never had a pet.
* RuleOfFunny: Runs almost exclusively on this.
* RunningGag: The girls edging away from the others when they do something disturbing.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: At one point, Ruby builds herself an imposing suit of armor to protect herself from her teammates. But the darn thing is too heavy to move or even get out of.
* SeriousBusiness: The debate over calling the jeep a Warthog or a Puma ends with the teacher's lounge in shambles.
* SharingABody: After requesting Creepy Ruby to get her back into her body, Weiss is sent…right into Yang's.
* ShoutOut: One of the songs used to calm Yang down is the sixth season opening to Franchise/{{Naruto}}.
** When Tucker makes a plumber porn joke, Yang questions who would get together with a plumber. Weiss gives the obvious (and correct) answer of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]].
** Perverted Ruby's "Rose Break" skill allows her to [[ClothingDamage vaporize the clothing of her targets]]. Yang is mentioned to regret letting her watch LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD, where she got the idea from.
* SkilledButNaive: Played up with Ruby. She's confirmed the deadliest of the four, but is dumb enough to mistake a Playboy for being about actual bunnies and still thinks babies come via DeliveryStork. And her interpretation on abortion is that stork being shot.
* SkinshipGrope: Ruby's pervy and cuddly sides love to give these out. It's apparently how Yang got her breasts [[BoobsOfSteel as large as they are]].
** Unsurprisingly, Noire likes these as well.
* SplitPersonality: Ruby is revealed to have several and each one becomes dominant per season.
** Later, Blake develops one named Noire, who represents her repressed perverted desires.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: The real Ruby is still in there somewhere and at one point is against the bitchy Ruby persona taking over.
** Noire seems able to control Blake for a brief moment at a time and later dominates her for Season 5. [[spoiler:She wanted to make it permanent.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Besides their amusingly similar thoughts with the show, the girls have some surprisingly in-sync thoughts with each other at times.
* StockShoutouts: Yang's BigWordShout leads Pyrrha to comment that she [[Franchise/StarWars feels a disturbance in the Aura.]]
* SuperWindowJump: Episode 28.5 drives Yang to throwing herself out the window.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Creepy Ruby sudden bursts into song when inspired by Donut.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The girls' reaction to South shooting Washington InTheBack. Ruby even states that if they could, they would hunt her down like a Creature of Grimm.
* ToBeContinuedRightNow: One chapter appears to end with Ruby and Noire offering to help Weiss and Yang deal with the effects of an aphrodisiac and allowing the viewer to decide if they accept or not, only to have Weiss reject the offer a few line breaks later.
* ToiletHumour: There are a notable but not overwhelming number of jokes concerning urination, farts and other bodily functions.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Yang is much slower on the uptake than in canon.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Weiss is prone to this when she gets too heavily into a game.
* UnstoppableRage: Everyone gets this at some point, but the crowning achievement goes to Weiss, who, [[spoiler: once she hears Washington use the "...Of all time" CatchPhrase she's been throwing around all throughout the fic]], gets so angry she activates her own [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Aura Mode]], more or reduces half of Forever Fall to nothingness and turns Emerald Forest into a winter wonderland. This was ''after'' she made LudicrousGibs of an Alpha Beowolf.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Possibly invoked. Before moving on with "Don't Ph34r the Reaper", Yang and Weiss argue on whether or not to let Ruby watch the episode, [[ItWasHisSled where Church is killed for the first time]]. Yang is promptly against it as she doesn't want Ruby to witness death as [[spoiler:she is still apparently dealing with the loss of her mother]]. Weiss argues that Ruby has already killed hundreds of Grimm at this point and likely has the highest body count compared to the rest of them so she should be used to the concept of death by now.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Blake has a serious fear of ghosts. Church's ghost form has her hiding under the chair when he first appeared.
* YaoiFangirl: Blake, as part of her CovertPervert tendencies.
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