Fanfic: Weiss Reacts

Weiss: (referring to Yang turning her underwear pink) "YANG! WHAT THE BOOP DID YOU DO TO MY-"
-A short summary summing up Yang and Weiss' relationship throughout the fic.

The fic that began The Reactsverse in its entirety.

Weiss Reacts is a Slice of Life fanfic by ElfCollaborator about Weiss- and later on, many characters from RWBY- reacting to fanfics, games, and tropes. Over time, it evolves into a general Slice of Life fanfic featuring an entire alternate universe- entitled The Reactsverse- featuring elements from various anime, games and several books, has sprouted several other brother fics by the same author as well as inspiring several other fics, and has featured many other well-known fanfics. Oh, and Hilarity Ensues.

The first volume of the fic has concluded. However, the second volume of the fic has been started and can be found here.

The main fic itself has several arcs linked to each other, although for the most part the story is episodic with self-contained stories.

Volume 1 Arcs:

Volume 2 Arcs:

As the Reactsverse is very developed and comprises over a hundred chapters, there will be unmarked spoilers ahead. Read the fanfics first before reading the page. The fics are intended to be Lighter and Softer to most fics in the archive so it's advisable to read them after some of the darker fics in the archive.


This fanfic displays examples of:

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    Both Volumes 

    Volume One Tropes 

    Volume Two Tropes 
  • Actor Allusion: Minako dresses up as Nodoka for the Winter Animecon. Earlier than that, Yang was implied to ship her and Tohru. Now read the entry for Actor Allusion above.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Sun Wukong gets his in 'Sun Reacts to Sun Ragekong'. The volume is also this for Nora, who barely got any focus in favour of Pyrrha and Jaune in the last one.
    • Later, Elsa gets hers in the CFVY recaps.
    • Norn gets hers during the Cockerel Festival, as does Ren.
  • Blade Lock: Lucina and Weiss make their first meeting doing this across the threshold of their two worlds during the crossover.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Most of Weiss' Christmas gifts are relatively mundane. Yang gets her a Ruby body pillow, much to her irritation.
  • Brick Joke: The Fanfiction Tome from Lucina Reacts appears in The Stinger for the Fire Emblem chapter.
    • Unlimited Yandere Works shows up in the Cockerel Festival after Velvet last attempted to use it during the Beacon Dance. Like its namesake, it is absolutely littered with knives, axes and chainsaws; the weapons of a typical Yandere.
  • Butt Monkey: Kyubey ends up as one in the Reactsverse; apparently Nora tried to eat him once, and Kyoko is tracking him down to kill him.
    • Tohru gets this in full force once more; her first major role is to be shoved into a Stripperiffic costume by Cinder. Twice.
    • Not that Roman gets away either. The difference is Tohru is too nice to return the favor, while Roman is far more snarky about it.
  • Cat Scare: Lan, the girl Nora attempts to attempts to kidnap earlier in the chapter pulls this on Weiss by accident during the Halloween chapter.
  • The Cameo: Lan, Nagisa and Tomoya appear in the Halloween chapter.
  • Crossover: The Best Reactsverse Crossover special, with Elf's other fanfic, Lucina Reacts.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Tukson in the Lazengann against the Gurren Lagann, Shinkiro, Nirvash and all three Vox Units. He barely lasts minutes, too.
    • Team RWBY versus Hokuago Tea-Time in a music contest. The former stood no chance.
    • The Tankery club versus Gurren Lagann. The Gurren Lagann had no chance and only survived due to Giga Drill Maximum.
    • Ren versus Nora during the Cockerel Festival.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the first volume, mostly centered around the Cockerel Festival's reveals. It's still lighter than canon, however.
  • Deal with the Devil: Miss Faust attempts to make one during the crossover special, kicking off the opening of the portal from her side.
  • The Engineer: Sun and Isara serve as this to the Tankery Club, as counterparts to Blake.
  • Expy: Cerberus is one of Scooby-Doo.
  • Flanderization: Yang Xiao Long's antics as of late have become less substantial, are less for Shipping and more for cheap humor, and has become a borderline Karma Houdini in Weiss's (and many viewers' and the author's) eyes. Even the (rest of the) Antic Order thinks she has gone too far and have engaged in an Enemy Mine with Weiss to put her in her place.
  • Five-Man Band: During the crossover with Lucina Reacts
  • Gilligan Cut: During the Music Standoffs rematch, Ruby states the chances of Hokuago Tea-Time being in Vale at the time is about as likely as Squid Girl being anywhere near them. Of course, she's meters away from them being dragged out of the restaurant the K-On! protagonists are currently dining at.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Miriel and Miss Faust's attempts to make portals succeeded. They ended up linking straight to each other, kicking off the events of the crossover.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Nora has tried this, apparently, on Yang's mother, tries this on Lan and on Nagisa. Jaune and Ren have to stop her before she succeeds.
  • Ki Attacks: Ren is revealed to have these as his Semblance.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Siegmund Schnee.
  • Noodle Incident: Kyubey nearly being eaten by Nora and then visiting Inaba are both mentioned, but not elaborated on.
    • Similarly, what happened to explain Mami's survival in the Reactsverse is left unknown.
  • Not So Above It All: Weiss is even more like this than she was in the last volume- the Halloween chapter is the best proof for this.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Winter versus Penny. The majority of the fights not shown in chapters during the Cockerel Festival are this as well.
  • Paper Tiger: Cerberus, the tamed Grimm. He's scared of loud noises and sharp smells, despite being a malevolent manifestation of darkness that feeds on the negative emotions of humans.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Sun reaches this in 'Sun Reacts to Sun Ragekong' when he has enough of Blake's manliness speeches.
    Just...SHUT UP YOU LIMPDICK! YOU HAVE A CONDITION! A STUPID CONDITION! YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT MENTION YOUR MANLINESS! OUM DAMMIT! JUST...SCREW YOU!
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: What Ren and Cynthia are planning to turn their Antic Order and Justice Cabal into by uniting them with each other.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Discussed when the aforementioned Lan appears. Jaune lampshades the fact that despite seeming like a Rei cosplayer, she most likely isn't and that is most likely her natural self. He would be correct.
    • Elsa's status as this is played up, too.
  • The Reveal: Siegmund is infiltrating the Cockerel Festival to get at Weiss, using Adam as his pawn. He also has unknown history with Penny's creator.
  • The Stinger:
    • The Fanfiction Tome reappearing in the RWBY world after Miriel sends it back to Blake.
    • Miho Nishizumi calling the Beacon Tankery Club to arrange a meeting.
    • Every chapter of the Cockerel Festival has featured Adam speaking with Siegmund, Weiss's grandfather.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Gretchen Faust speaks for the first time in Volume Two. Zig-Zagged: Faust could always talk, but she was never seen talking in person, only either recorded in Glynda's diary or off-scene.
  • Tank Goodness: The Panzer IV, Tiger I and Edelweiss owned by the Tankery Club.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Ricken and Glynda both realise this from their sides of the portal as Miriel and Miss Faust attempt to open one.
    • When both sides realise, in order, that the Antic Order operates in both their worlds and that Miriel and Miss Faust are collaborating.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Troll Fic Nora kills a bunch of everybody is considered this by Jaune and Ren, who fear that Nora will go insane upon reading it and swear to keep her from doing so. She forces them to read it with her and ends up enjoying it before forcing Pyrrha to read it and sending it to Weiss...
  • Tournament Arc: The Cockerel Festival.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Adam- an avowed human racist and a bit of a Jerk Ass. Even he pales in comparison to Siegmund Schnee.
  • Wing Pull: Norn pulls this off during her fight with Velvet in the Cockerel Festival, appropriately called the Silver Crow Protocol.
  • Worf Barrage: Weiss and Norn inflict this upon Yang and Velvet respectively during their fights in the Tournament Arc.