React Watch Believe Yikes is a RWBY fanfic by 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 Red vs. Blue videos and suggests they watch it. Meanwhile, Jaune finds some Red vs Blue songs and team JNPR encounters a mysterious woman conveniently named Tex. Hilarity Ensues. 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 hanging enough lampshadesto 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, which he is, because it all comes from the transcript on the wiki. The series is currently up to the beginning of the fifth season.UknownHero has also written a "side story" titled Red Vs Blue Reaction, where the Reds and Blues post-season 10 (plus post-season 5 Church and Tex, post-Project Freelancer Carolina, season 11 Donut and Doc, near-season 11 finale Washington… yeah, Time Travel is involved) watch…RWBY.
React Watch Believe Yikes contains examples of:
Abusive Parents: 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.
Anything That Moves: Perverted Ruby. People she's hit on include Qrow, Yang, a female student teacher and a dog.
Ascended Fanboy: The author often uses jokes suggested by reviewers in the story, making sure to credit each joke to its creator.
Bandage Mummy: Blake mostly spends the second season in a full body cast.
Berserk Button: 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 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 47 of those words being fuck.
Breast Expansion: When Noire takes over Blake's body, her cup size somehow goes up.
Bring My Brown Pants: 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 Up to Eleven 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.
Butt Monkey: 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.
Iron Buttmonkey: Yang tends to take a lot of physical abuse for humor's sake as well.
Cabin Fever: Half the humor is derived from the team driving each other crazy without other people to interact with.
After Sister mentioned how many abortions she had, Noire ranted about what she would do, and said fuck 47 times.
Character Development: 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 Abusive Parents were keeping her hair short. 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 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.
Companion Cube: 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.
Covert Pervert: Blake, in contrast to her Canon counterpart's single moment of embarrassment over a private book, here reacts... 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.
Creepy Child: 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.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: 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.
A Date with Rosie Palms: 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.
Dear Negative Reader: The author gets a little snippy in his notes when people start making demands or rudely question certain elements.
Death Glare: Ruby can pull one off, known as the "Death Glare of Cute" due to her not really having a killer face.
Denser and Wackier: As the fic progresses, the antics the girls get into get further off-the-wall and bizarre.
Drives Like Crazy: 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.
Epic Fail: 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.
The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Inverted and played with. Whenever Yang insults some of the choices made by the staff, she suffers Bolt of Divine Retribution 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 Rooster Teeth themselves, making this a case of the creators interacting with fan fiction versions of their own characters for viewing a real product of theirs.
Gamer Chick: Unknown to her teammates, Weiss is this. A stark contrast to her pure heiress appearance.
Genre Savvy: Weiss is the queen of this, with Blake as a close second.
Gone Horribly Right: 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 Dude, Not Funny! 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.
Grand Theft Me: Noire's ultimate plan was to permanently possess Blake's body.
I Ate What?: 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.
I Knew It: Tied into Weiss's genre savviness, she often calls events before they happen.
Insane Troll Logic: When the subject of Tucker's ethnicity comes up, the girls start arguing over what it is. Yang somehow concludes he's a Pokémon.
Insistent Terminology: 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 Brick Joke later as the teams silently obsess over who is right.
Noodle Incident: 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.
Not Afraid to Die: 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.
Oh Crap: 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.
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.
Our Ghosts Are Different: 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.
Panty Shot: Weiss gets a good look under Ruby's dress when the latter leans a bit too far over.
Ping Pong Naïveté: Ruby's exact level of sexual knowledge varies based on her dominant personality.
Skilled, but Naive: 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 Delivery Stork. And her interpretation on abortion is that stork being shot.
This Is Unforgivable: The girls' reaction to South shooting Washington In the Back. Ruby even states that if they could, they would hunt her down like a Creature of Grimm.
To Be Continued Right Now: 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.
Toilet Humour: There are a notable but not overwhelming number of jokes concerning urination, farts and other bodily functions.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: 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, where Church is killed for the first time. Yang is promptly against it as she doesn't want Ruby to witness death as 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.