Trivia for WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}.
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* ActorAllusion
** Junior repeatedly refers to Yang as "blondie". Barbara Dunkelman's screen name within the Rooster Teeth community (as well as her Twitter handle, Xbox Gamertag, etc) is [=BlawnDee=].
** Ozpin's hair colour is a shout out to Monty. Monty was originally going to voice the character until he decided his voice wasn't right for the part.
** Jaune's symbol, a yellow, double crescent moon, could be a reference to his voice actor and RWBY writer Miles Luna, whose last name is literally Latin for "Moon".
** This is not the first time Jen Brown has voiced a proficient warrior with green eyes and red hair in a ponytail (Pyrrha Nikos)
** Ryan Haywood still has a habit of locking up animals as Peter Port.
** Burnie and Joel return as two quirky cops like in the Pirating short.
** The full version of "Red Like Roses Part II" turns out to be a duet between singer Casey Lee Williams and her mother Sandy Lee Casey. This leads to quite a bit of RealitySubtext in the song itself.
** In volume 2 Yang makes an IncrediblyLamePun, something her voice actress Barbara Dunkelman is infamous for. This could technically count as AscendedFanon as fans already had her making {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s in fanfiction and fancomics as soon as Barbara was announced as her voice actor.
*** In episode 4 of volume 2, it's implied that Yang has been doing it for a while now.
** In volume 2, Roman refers to himself as a professional. Another antagonistic character also voiced by Gray Haddock, Locus from Red vs. Blue, has also done so.
* AscendedFanon: [[https://twitter.com/sadogre/status/458393566994128896 This is part of the character writing process.]]
** The shipping names are the code names for their two-person battle formations.
* DescendedCreator:
** Creator/MontyOum will be voicing Qrow; Ruby's old scythe teacher. He also voices Lie Ren.
** Kerry makes a very brief appearance near the end of Episode 9. His only line? The noise Andrew is known for on the Internet Box.
*** He's also confirmed to be voicing Neptune, one of Sun's teammates.
** Miles voices Jaune Arc.
* FandomNod: In the fourth episode of volume 2, Team [=RWBY=] turns out to have codenames for particular attacks; specifically, when two members of the team attack together. The names Ruby calls out for some of these are [[FanNickname Fan Nicknames]] - hilariously, some of them are ''shipping'' names (such as "Bumblebee" for Yang and Blake and "Ladybug" for Blake and Ruby).
* FanNickname: Most of which are supplied by the wiki as placeholder names.
** The fans used to refer to characters by their colors before their names were revealed. For example, Blake was '''Black''' and Weiss was, well, '''White'''. This carries on in a slightly different way later in the series, with the fandom using name colors from other languages as well.
** Fans have been calling Junior's weapon the "'''Batzooka'''", saying he must have stolen it from [[IncrediblyLamePun Bat]][[Franchise/{{Batman}} man]].
** In the same video, we have DJ '''Deadb3ar'''.
** Jaune will forever be referred to as '''Vomit Boy''' to some.
** Before their names were revealed, Pyrrha was '''Umber''', Nora was '''Apricot''', and Ren was '''Nero'''. The first letters of their names, along with Jaune's, were meant to spell JAUN in the same way that Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang spelled RWBY. After their full names were revealed, ANVL became a short-lived placeholder, derived from their surnames: Arc, Nikos, Valkyrie and Lie (though Ren's surname is debatable). It was quickly replaced with JNPR (Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha, Ren) once [[WordOfGod Monty]] tweeted that it ''wasn't'' ANVL.
** Continuing with weapons, Pyrrha's was called the '''Magnospear''' (derived from the word magnetosphere) and '''Xiflelin''' (portmanteau of xiphos, rifle, and javelin), Jaune's '''Sword and Shielth''', Ren's '''Jade Dragons''', and Nora's was '''Amethyst Thunder'''. Due to speculation of the importance of Jaune's weapon, it was often also referred to as '''Excalibur.'''
** Roman Torchwick's weapon is often called '''Candy Cane'''.
** Sun's bo staff/nunchucks/shotguns are referred to as '''Gunchaku'''.
** Some of the techniques also get nicknames, such as Weiss's '''[[SteppingStonesInTheSky Air Step]]''' and Adam's [[SingleStrokeBattle OHK]] against the Spider Droid being called '''Seeing Red''' or '''Moonslice''', the latter of which is based on [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/317198713158262784/photo/1 a tweet from Monty]] with notes about what seems to be the Black Trailer.
** Speaking of the '''Spider Droid''', it and the '''Knight''' are still technically unofficial names.
** The creature from the class in episode 9 captured by Professor Port was being called '''Edgar''' after a cow captured by Port's voice actor Ryan Haywood in Roosterteeth's ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' streams.
** The two members of Team CRDL seen during the Initiation (Russel and Cardin) were referred to as '''[[GenericName Mohawk Guy]]''' and '''[[TheyJustDidntCare Armor Guy]]''' respectively.
** Cinder is the witch that aids Roman in the first episode; fans like calling her '''WickedWitch''' or '''Crimson'''.
** The droids in the Black trailer are AK-130s. Due to the similarity in name to the AC-130 gunships - which are called "'''Spookies'''" - these droids are called such as well.
** The Grimm creatures' names: '''Beobears''' (Ursa), '''Basilisks''' (King Taijitu), and '''Scorpius/Scorpi''' (Death Stalker).
** Cardin's mace weapon is called '''Almace''', or by others '''[=DoucheWhisk=]'''.
** '''Team POGO''': Professor Port; Ozpin; Glynda Goodwytch; and Professor Oobleck
** '''Team QROW''': Speculating the team up of Qrow, "Summer Rose", Ozpin, and Glynda Good'''witch'''... an alternative choice would be Roman in place of Rose.
** '''[[BrickJoke Team Sloth]]''' seems to be a popular one on Deviantart and Tumblr.
** '''Team Double-Date Night''' for JNPR due to how smoothly the two pairs ship.
** Professor Port is sometimes called '''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Professor Armstrong]]'''.
** Pyrrha is sometimes called '''[[Webcomic/MattsRWBYJNPRRecaps P-Money]]'''.
** Emerald is called '''Cleo''' or '''[[UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Cleopatra]]''' because of her vaguely Egyptian-looking outfit. Fittingly, Mercury is called '''[[Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra Marcus]]''' (or alternatively '''[[EmperorAugustus August]]''').
*** Emerald's weapons are "'''Falcons'''" (portmanteau of falx + guns).
** Penny's [[StormOfBlades weapon]] is nicknamed '''Puppeteer'''.
** The dinosaur who keeps popping up in Monty's pictures is called '''[=RWBYsaurus=]'''.
*** Team RWBY has been referred to as Team DNSR due to its association with said reptile.
** Velvet's team is '''[[{{Canon}} Coffee]] and Cream''' or team '''JAVA''' due to their silhouette colors.
*** The girl with sunglasses is associated with '''[[Characters/ChronoTrigger Lucca]]''' and has also been called '''Mocha'''... %%and '''Coco'''. The latter, as it turns out, per WordOfGod, is apparently her real name.
*** The tall guy has earned the more generic title of '''[[MightyGlacier The Heavy]]'''. He's also known as '''[[Series/GameOfThrones The Mountain]]'''. %%Following a series of odd tweets from [[Creator/MontyOum Monty]], people have come to refer to him as '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatsuhashi Yatsuhashi]]'''. That last one now seems to be canon.
** Sun's team is '''Team {{KPOP}}''', which turned out HilariousInHindsight when [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/473261423368216576 Monty revealed]] that one member's design was literally based off a member of ''Music/BigBang''.
** Mercury's shotgun-greaves have gained the nickname '''Shoot-Boots''' in some circles of the fandom. Others have taken to calling them '''Talaria''', after the sandals that the Roman God Mercury was said to wear.
** Penny is suggested as being the daughter of '''[[AccidentalPun Gepeddo]]'''.
** Japanese fans have taken to calling Yang "'''Yang-nee'''" (Big Sis Yang) affectionately.
** The grouping of Cinder, Roman, Emerald, and Mercury has acquired a number of unofficial Team acronyms: '''CREM (cream), CRME (crime or chrome), MERC (mercury)'''.
*** With the recent apparent addition of Neo to the "team" as well as the reveal of Emerald's surname ('''S'''ustrai), a new acronym vastly more appropriately to the team (or at least it's leader) has emerged: '''CRMSN (crimson)'''.
** Speculation for Sun's team members included '''Antares''' (for Scarlet) and '''[[GeneratorRex Rex]]''' (for Neptune).
** Neptune's weapon is called the '''Trigundao'''.
* FlipFlopOfGod: Sun's name was listed as Sun Wukon in the episode 16 credits, but it was Sun Wukong in the credits of episode 15. Presumably the G-less spelling is a typo, as [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502034033244807&l=c163838641 other posts by Monty]] have used the G.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The female narrator of the first episode? That's Jen Taylor, the voice of [[{{Franchise/Halo}} Cortana]].
** Being a Creator/RoosterTeeth production, multiple Machinima/RedVsBlue characters find their way over including:
*** Agent Washington (Shannon [=McCormick=]) has come a long way from being a Freelancer grunt to a Headmaster of huntsmen and huntresses (Ozpin).
*** Agent Texas (Creator/KathleenZuelch) has added [[BadassTeacher teaching]] to her {{Badass}} pedigree (Glynda Goodwitch)
*** Agent Carolina (Jen Brown) is still top of her class (Pyrrha Nikos)
*** Agent Connecticut (Samantha Ireland) is now a MotorMouth (Nora Valkyrie)
*** Pvt. Michael J. Caboose (Joel Heyman) is now a history professor who [[MustHaveCaffeine must have his caffeine]].
** Adam is voiced by Garrett Hunter of {{Mega64}}.
** Roosterteeth's Ryan Haywood is still capturing animals in cages... They've just become bigger and meaner than ever before.
** So Achievement Hunter's Michael 'RageQuit' Jones is still [[IncrediblyLamePun monkeying about]].
** Cinder is famous cosplayer Jessica Nigri.
* IKnewIt:
** Pretty much everyone predicted Episode 15's reveal of [[spoiler: Blake as a Faunus]] and to a lesser extent Episode 16's clarification of[[spoiler: her former membership in White Fang.]]
** After the release of the promotional material for Volume 2, namely, the group silhouette for Velvet's Team, it was pretty much a given that her team would somehow be named "Coffee."
** Penny [[spoiler:being a robot.]]
* NamesTheSame: Any Australian who had a passing interest in the celebrity world may have noticed the name Ruby Rose and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Rose associated it with a real life person first]].
* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: Creator/RoosterTeeth asked fans to design Velvet Scarlatina's battle uniform, with [[https://twitter.com/RWBYwiki/status/442459177491763201/photo/1 the winner's design]] being used in the show.
** At the end of the [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928 "official" original character naming rules]], Monty Oum indicated that at some point in the future there will be an original character contest with the winner(s) to be included in the show.
* TheOtherDarrin: Visual example. The Beowolves were first introduced in the Red trailer, which Monty had been working on by himself. Later, they were redesigned by some of the concept artists and character designers.
* PromotedFanboy: Jordan Scott, creator of the fan game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_A116ynks0 RWBY: Grim Eclipse]]'' got hired by Rooster Teeth to make an official game.
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** Sun is voiced by Lindsay Tuggey(Ruby's voice actress)'s husband.
** Also, "Russel Thrush + Emerald forever".
** Jaune and Blake's actors are dating.
* TeasingCreator: Monty is a [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/312/2/e/rwby___answers_only_lead_to_more_questions_____by_jkphantom9-d6thgdh.jpg mild example.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Professor Ozpin was originally supposed to be voiced by Creator/MontyOum himself. Matt Hullum also auditioned for the part, but it has been confirmed that he'll be voicing another character. Monty is voicing Lie Ren, but Matt's role hasn't been confirmed yet.
** Gavin Free was originally slated to voice Junior. Though he was replaced by fellow Achievement Hunter Jack Pattillo, it has been confirmed he will play someone else in the series. This is somewhat humorous when one realizes the scene was originally Barbara putting Gavin's balls in a death grip. His signature scream probably would've been included, too. Given that Barbara and Gavin are one of the Creator/RoosterTeeth fandom's OneTruePairing, the {{squee}}s may have overwhelmed Gavin's scream somehow.
** Many scrapped ideas regarding character design were shown on the panels at RTX 2013:
*** Ruby's hair was originally going to be gray, because Monty wanted to evoke a kind of wolf-like appearance for her. He mentioned later that Ruby's current hairstyle still looks kinda 'wolfy'. Her cape was also originally going to have a muff-like thing around her neck, but animation issues restricted that.
*** Both Ozpin and Glynda were going to have more cape elements in their design, but they were scrapped for the same reason as Ruby's cape-muff.
*** Roman Torchwick's early designs had a striped scarf.
*** Team RWBY wasn't supposed to have hair colors that matched their theme colors, and everyone but Yang was a brunette. So, Yang was the only one who ended up keeping her original hair color.
*** Melanie and Miltia are built off [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/349795637824466944/photo/1 early designs for Ruby and Weiss.]]
** Jaune's original line after Ruby killed the Nevermore was going to be a quiet, awestruck, "[[BondOneLiner Bye bye, birdy.]]"
** Professor Oobleck was originally going to be a boring, lethargic teacher.
** Glynda originally had an [[http://hazleapricot.tumblr.com/post/65911774316/have-you-ever-thought-about-giving-blake-an-accent Australian accent.]]
** By the original plans, Jaune was actually on the right track in the cave in Players and Pieces, because the relics were going to be inside assorted Grimm, including the Deathstalker stinger.
** Nora was originally meant to have a sash that wrapped around her waist, and ended in two long tails. Monty scrapped the idea because he thought it would be too hard to animate.
** [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=8850&v=comments RWBY Volume 2: Production Diary 1]] describes Velvet as simply having been created for the sole purpose for demonstrating the discrimination Faunus face, but fan response to her was so positive that she was further written into the story for Volume 2.
--->'''Kerry''': It's a good thing we didn't go-we almost went with a dude with an elephant trunk. Probably wouldn't have turned out--\\
'''Miles and Kerry''': Not as good.
** Early art for Ren implies that he was originally intended to be a more androgynous or even female character wielding a sword.
** Similarly, early art for Blake gave her heterochromia and two differently colored cat ears.
** Monty's earliest doodles of Yang, Pyrrha and Weiss and show some minor differences. Yang's pants and some highlights of her clothes were yellow and she had a different style belt. Pyrrha had some armor covering her sash instead of a belt, extra armor on one leg, and no tiara or ponytail. Weiss' clothes weren't as detailed, her jacket lacked it's red collar, is missing her black undershirt and had a different ponytail. Also, it shows a few early designs for her snowflake emblem.
** Cinder at one point had incredibly long, flowing sleeves similar to Weiss.
** Penny's curbstomp of the White Fang forces, where she [[spoiler: clearly shows signs of being a robot (weapon popping out of her back, inhuman strength even by the standards of what had been shown, firing energy beams in a very mechanical fashion)]], was not intended to be in Episode 16, and was added by Monty Oum without prior knowledge. This is clear in the DVD commentary, where Miles Luna makes it clear he had intended Penny [[spoiler: stopping the van]] to be the first indication of Penny's true power and identity.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/RWBY_Wiki RWBY Wiki]].
* WordOfGod: Creator/MontyOum has trolled the WMG page with various confirmations and denials.
** He seemed very fond of the Nora mafia princess theory.
** Though many had assumed that the Faunus were inspired by the many animal characters that exist in anime, Monty Oum has revealed that they actually stem from his love of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}''. (This is probably TrollingCreator).
*** His {{Twitter}} responses tend to be vastly more serious and definite when it comes to answering questions and debunking FanWank. Most notable so far, he has made it clear that Yang and Ruby are half-sisters that share a father and confirmed that Summer Rose is Ruby's mother, as well as having died before the series starting point.
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