Shout Out / RWBY

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  • Trailers
    • The Red Trailer: the cliffside altar Ruby visits is engraved with the epitaph "Summer Rose / Thus kindly I scatter." This is from The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore.
    • The White Trailer:
    • The Black Trailer: Adam's weapon and combat style are based off Kagura Tsuchimiya from Ga-Rei -Zero-.
    • The Yellow Trailer:
      • Yang basically goes Super Saiyan-esque when she gets serious. "I Burn Remix" has her saying "and Super Saiyan now" in terms of her strength. The soundtrack also makes direct references to The Human Torch and Johnny Blaze aka Ghostrider.
      • Melanie uses Ling Xiaoyu's kicks which also used by Tifa in Dead Fantasy, this because Monty said he reused some moves he did previously in Dead Fantasy, but with different angle of camera to make them look new or different. She also uses the Flamingo stance parry and kicks used by Sarah Bryant in Virtua Fighter 5. Right after that Yang uses one of Lion's throws from 5 against her.
      • Yang picks a fight with a slightly Yakuza-esque gang wielding axes. In addition, the way they go flying when she engages them resembles another Axe Gang. There are numerous shout outs to the House of Blue Leaves battle from Kill Bill. (Which was also a reference to The Axe Gang.)
  • Team RWBY's themes are mostly Fairytale Motif references, but Shout Out references also exist.
    • Yang's full name is Yang Xiao Long, a reference to Bruce Lee, whose Chinese screen name was "Li Xiaolong". Her "casual" outfit in Volume 2 bears a striking resemblance to Miranda Lawson's normal catsuit uniform, particularly in the coloration of the torso and sleeves and the lines of the shoulders. The one big difference is Yang's version has a skirt and Cleavage Window.
    • Blake's "Intruder" costume is based on one the outfits worn by Yuri of Girls' Generation in the music video for "The Boys".
    • Weiss casts Haste from Final Fantasy on Blake and later herself, using the same visual effect (a clock appearing under her feet with rapidly spinning hands) from Monty's old work, Dead Fantasy.
    • Yang and Ruby have a corgi named "Zwei" which is German for "Two". In Cowboy Bebop, there is a corgi named Ein(s), which is German for "One".
  • Team JNPR's theme is confirmed to be based on famous historical or mythical people who disguised themselves as a member of the opposite gender.
    • Jaune Arc is inspired by Jeanne D'Arc, who did disguise herself as a man for a while. He is believed to have an instinct for leadership and tactics and comes from an unassuming background. The bullies that target him during the Jaundice arc are led by Cardin Winchester. Joan of Arc's interrogator was the Cardinal of Winchester, Henry Beaufort. In terms of omedy, he's a guy leading a team with a blue theme, with seven sisters, a bad lack of common knowledge, and no style beyond brute strength? He could be Caboose from Red vs. Blue.
    • Nora Valkyrie is inspired by the legend of Thor, who once disguised himself as a woman in order to get close enough to the man who stole his famous weapon.
    • Pyrrha Nikos is inspired by the legend of Achilles, who once disguised himself as a woman called Pyrrha. Nikos comes from Nike the Greek Goddess of Victory, and when she unlocks Jaune's Aura, the words she speak come from Greek philosophy. When she confronts the giant Death Stalker, her lunging spear stabs are based on Achilles's signature move from Troy.
      • She is eventually killed when she is shot in the heel, just as Achilles was. Again like the film, this cripples her, allowing her to be finished off by a arrow to the chest.
    • Ren is inspired by Hua Mulan who famously disguised herself as a man so that she could protect her father's honour when conscription demands men send their sons to war. His dual guns greatly resemble Haseo's Xth Form DG-X weapons, from .hack.
  • Team SSSN is inspired in design by both Journey to the West and K-Pop bands.
    • Sun Wukong is named after the Monkey King and wields a staff. Sun's semblance creates clones; the Monkey King was able to create clones out of his hair.
    • Neptune Vasalias's appearance is inspired by T.O.P of Big Bang. His power recalls the trident of the God of the Sea, Neptune, but also Zhu Bajie; King Neptune was a famous pig, a WW2 Navy mascot that raised huge funds for the US Navy. The Monkey King's companion, Zhu Bajie, is an anthropomorphic pig whose power is affected by water.
    • Its been stated that Sage is inspired by Aesop, though it wasn't specified whether it was one of his Fables or Aesop himself.
  • Volume 1, Episode 1:
    • One of the articles of clothing hanging on a clothesline in the alley where Torchwick and his lackeys are introduced is confirmed in the DVD Commentary to be the Fourth Doctor's iconic-looking Doctor Who scarf. The creators have mentioned that there is time-travel in this show somewhere.
    • The store that Torchwick and his goons attempt to rob is named "From Dust Till Dawn".
    • Roman Torchwick's design seems at least partially inspired by Alex DeLarge. Particularly the hat, cane, and the heavy eyeliner.
    • A row of magazines seen to the right of Ruby when a mobster is threatening her have a grinning grey silhouette on their covers that looks practically identical to Truth.
    • Ruby's line, "Oh, that's my uncle!", is a shout out to the Rooster Teeth podcast, where Burnie once used that line to summarize his problems with Japanese-style storytelling.
  • Volume 1, Episode 3:
  • Volume 1, Episode 4:
    • Ruby's line about growing up because she drinks milk might be a reference to Fullmetal Alchemist due to the main character there Edward Elric never drinking his milk, which is the reason (according to his friends and family) for his never getting any taller.
    • Yang's sunglasses in episode 4 are a homage to Top Gun.
  • Volume 1, Episode 5:
    • When Ruby is considering potential partners, the art style used recalls Rooster Teeth's Animated Adventures videos.
    • Ruby's position while she's hugging Weiss in Episode 5 perfectly mimics that of the original "X. X everywhere." meme, and someone has actually used it for that.
  • Volume 1, Episode 8:
  • Volume 1, Episode 9:
    • Yang has an 'Achieve Men' Poster, which is a cartoon version of the Achievement Hunter Boy Band Poster. Doubles as a Mythology Gag, as one of the early names for AH was Achieve Men.
    • Ruby, Yang, and Blake's cheer of 'Banzai!' and a lean to one side in the room-reorganizing sequence is a reference to Fuu, Mugen and Jin using the same phrase and lean in Samurai Champloo
    • During the Grim lecture, a boy shouts 'EEEEEEEEYYYYYYY YEAHHHH!' (Voiced by Kerry, no less) after a catch phrase shared by the members of the Internet Box.
    • A music piece during Professor Port's lecture is a reference to the opera, Peter and the Wolf.
    • In a nod to the different roles Professor Port's voice actor has played, Port refers to all creatures as prey... or Edgar.
  • Volume 1, Episode 16:
    • Penny's fighting style is pulled straight from BlazBlue.
    • Blake and Roman's fight, when Blake is attacking at multiple angles, is reminiscent of Monsoon's Red Phosphorus attack pattern.
    • The masks of Torchwicks goons look an awful lot like A Certain Strategist's Mask from Utawarerumono.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 1:
    • During her speech, Ruby quotes Abraham Lincoln's "4 Score and Seven Years" and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream". When Weiss accuses her of stealing her binder, she uses Richard Nixon's "I'm not a crook" peace sign.
    • Tukson can be heard humming the opening notes of Blood Gulch Blues from Red vs. Blue, and Mercury and Emerald try to figure out what kind of Faunus Tukson was. They conclude "A puma?" in another Red vs. Blue reference.
    • Tukson is basically a mix between Wolverine and Sabretooth, being a bulky man with claws, massive sideburns and hairy arms. Bonus points for Mercury walking out of his shop with an X-Ray and Vav comic. Jaune also reads the same comic in episode 2.
    • Emerald and Mercury indulge in some meaningless banter with each other before going to Tukson's place and attempting to engage him in small talk before getting down to the business at hand. This is very similar to Jules and Vincent's early scenes in Pulp Fiction, where they also chat about pointless stuff with each other on the way to meet with Brett and attempting some small talk with him as well before getting down to the very same business Emerald and Mercury attend to.
    • People Like Grapes Soda machines appear during the food fight.
    • Other food products include "Dr. Piper" (likely a reference to Dr. Pepper, as well as a likely reference to Peter Piper), "Ol' King Cold" (a reference to Old King Cole), and a milk carton called "Udder Satisfaction."
    • Nora calling "Off with their heads!" as per Alice in Wonderland, after shouting "I'm queen of the castle!" moments before.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 2:
    • Yang uses the Yu-Gi-Oh! memetic line "You just activated my trap card!".
    • Not to mention the fact that she prefaces that reveal with "Pretty sneaky, sis!", from the old Connect Four commercial.
    • In the warehouse scene, Roman refers to himself as a professional. Not unlike another cane-gun user in The Day of the Jackal.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 3: Jaune asks Weiss if she would like to see a new Spruce Willis movie with him. This is a reference to the real-world Bruce Willis, who is known for his several action-genre movies, modified to fit the show's color theme naming (spruce is a shade of green).
  • Volume 2, Chapter 4:
    • Ruby calls out attack patterns by using various internet shipping names like "Freezer Burn" (Weiss/Yang), "Ladybug" (Ruby/Blake) and "Bumblebee" (Blake/Yang) to denote which pair to attack. Curiously, instead of their more common shipping names "White Rose" and "Monochrome", Ruby/Weiss became "Ice Flower" and Weiss/Blake became "Checkmate" respectively. At least with the latter's change, it ties into the Chess Motifs found in the series.
    • The Team RWBY combo attacks were all basically some for of dual tech, a system used in Chrono Trigger. Ladybug (Ruby/Blake) begin their attack with Eiji "Edge" Yamada's Team Up Super, ending the combo with an X-cut straight out of Chrono Trigger. The combo attacks were also inspired by the dwarves battling in The Hobbit.
    • While piloting the Paladin, Roman is shown with only his face in a black void surrounded by HUD screens, the same effect as Tony in his Iron Man suits. The only difference is that Roman is shown at an angle rather than Tony who would be staring directly into the camera.
    • RWBY's fight with the White Fang's Atlesian Paladin started with the large mecha rampaging along an elevated highway, only to be knocked off into battle among the support struts. This sequence is reminiscent of the fight between Optimus Prime and Bonecrusher in Transformers.
    • While team RWBY is fighting Roman, Neptune and Sun are at A Simple Wok, a noodle shop named after Kerry and Chris' A Simple Walk into Mordor.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 6: Ren uses Samurai Shampoo, which is a play on the show Samurai Champloo.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 7:
  • Volume 2, Chapter 8: The mission boards in "Field Trip" have a definite computer RPG/MMO flavor to them.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 9: The episode's title, "Search and Destroy" seems to be a reference to Metallica's song, "Seek and Destroy"
  • Volume 2, Chapter 11:
    • The mysterious masked woman who saves Yang bears a resemblance to Hakumen from BlazBlue. Also her katana's armored scabbard is a dead-ringer for Raiden's from Metal Gear Rising. Plus her katana itself is blood-red much like Sam's Muramasa.
    • It was certainly no accident that Oobleck said they had to detach the Caboose, which is a shout out to Red vs. Blue.
    • Oobleck launching Zwei to destroy a White Fang mech is reminiscent of Rinoa's Angelo Cannon from Final Fantasy VIII.
    • Blake using flame-type Dust to augment her illusion Semblance and make it blow up on Torchwick is somewhat similar to Itachi Uchiha's Explosive Shadow Clone Technique.
  • Volume 2, Chapter 12:
    • Ruby attacks the pack of Beowolves in "Breach" the same way Neo attacked the Agent Smith clones in The Matrix Reloaded.
    • Coco's line ("You just destroyed my favorite clothing store. Prepare to Die.") sounds remarkably similar to the The Princess Bride film's famous quote.
    • Coco's weapon, a purse that transforms into a Gatling gun, is familiar to those who have played Devil May Cry 4 as the Pandora.
    • Yatsuhashi's Weapon: A Cleaver as long as he is tall with no handguard or proper grip is reminiscent of the main character's weapon in Bleach.
    • One of the lyrics in the song played when Team CFVY shows up in "Breach" is "I'm the highway star" from Deep Purple.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 1:
    • The way Blake takes out Reese (by using her semblance as bait and attacking from behind) is a one-person variant of the Bum Bait videos by Achievement Hunter, where one teammate acts as melee bait to set up easy kills for a partner.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 2:
    • During SSSN's fight with NDGO, Dew sweeps up some tornadoes that knock Sage out of the battle in short order. When she tries to do the same to Scarlet, he ends up stabilising himself and landing safely on a galleon. The way he does so looks very similar to Peter Pan when he is in flight, but since Scarlet is a reference to Peter Pan in Scarlet, this is hardly surprising.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 3:
    • Qrow and Winter's battle brings to mind Berserk, considering that there's a well groomed, white haired saber fighter focused on performance and form vs. a gruff, dark haired greatswo- scythe fighter that's more wild and strength based. At one point, Winter even jumps and lands on Qrow's blade, just like Griffith did.
    • The episode title is a blatant shout out to All in the Family, though it can also bring the mind the similarly named Super Smash Bros. webcomic Brawl in the Family.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 4:
    • Coco mowing down the grass that Emerald and Mercury are hiding in, and her subsequent surprise at not hitting anything, seem highly reminiscent of the "We hit nothing" scene from Predator.
    • After Coco comments that she doesn't like Emerald after she breaks her glasses, a glowing green bullet comes from out of nowhere, and some overcrank sets in that allows Coco to dodge the bullet in what just screams "The Matrix".
    • The video game Qrow and Ruby are playing is a reference to Mortal Kombat, with its palette swapped ninja characters and Fatality-esque finishing moves.
    • Qrow's protests about being called old bring to mind similar protests being made by a certain other character, also voiced by Vic Mignogna, over being called short. Similarly, his skirt length joke also brings to mind Roy Mustang's infamous miniskirt speech from the first FMA anime adaptation.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 5:
    • Flynt Coal originated as a joke in the Achievement Hunter Minecraft Series and became a minor character in X-Ray and Vav. His team's connection to memes and trolling suggests he's also based on the Skeleton Trumpet meme.
    • Neon Katt is based on the Nyan Cat meme. She creates a rainbow trail behind her, has cat traits, uses ice (referencing the cat's icing), and has a hyperactive personality.
    • While Cinder is looking at Penny's schematics, you can see her model number as M374. The Meta from Red vs. Blue wore a M-374 Hephaestus Combat Suit.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 6:
    • After the Match Cut from Amber's face to Cinder's, the camera pans away from Cinder (while keeping her at the focal point of the shot) as she's doing a Kubrick Stare directly at it in a way that almost resembles the opening shot of A Clockwork Orange.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 7:
    • Amber's fight with Cinder shows her using powers that can manipulate weather. Her use of Power Floats and her darker skin bring to mind X-Men's Storm.
    • In addition her controlling the elements with just her movements and her eyes literally lit up as if coated with fire - the effect is different, but it brings to mind the Glowing Eyes of Doom that characterize the Avatar State.
    • "Follow me, and you'll never go hungry again." - Cinder's not too far off from Scar's similar line.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 9:
    • Penny's dance attacks against Phyrra are extremely similar to Kairi/Namine's flying Keyblade laser attacks against the DOA team in the last video of Dead Fantasy.
    • When Penny unveils an absolutely massive wall of blades ready to rain down on her enemy as part of an illusion that Emerald cast on Pyrrha, it looks a lot like Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon from Fate/stay night.
    • Penny's bisection and what was cut off is similar to how Frieza's fight with Goku ended in Dragon Ball Z
  • Volume 3, Chapter 10:
    • A seemingly-friendly Tournament Arc with a far more serious plot unknown to the public occurring behind the scenes, said plot headed secretly by some of the most powerful people in the kingdom, a villain who plays off the events of the tournament and said people to further some nefarious goal of which includes an invasion by outside forces which forces the tournament participants to ban together to hold back the tide, and the arrival of a dragon? One might think Cinder was taking lessons from Future Rouge in the Grand Magic Games arc of Fairy Tail.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 11:
    • As if she couldn't get any more similar to the busty blonde/hot-blooded/close-range fighter Leone, Yang ends up losing an arm, and from a character that at one point was close with one of her teammates. Unlike Leone though, she likely won't be getting it back.
    • The way that Yang's arm getting cut off is censored by having only silhouettes shown against a bright red background isn't a shout out to any one particular work but it does show up a lot in Asian media or works inspired by them like Kill Bill.
    • Given Adam's weapon, the above scene may also be a reference to the prologue mission in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, with one difference: Yang gets to keep her eye, while Raiden lost both an arm and an eye to Jetstream Sam.
    • With the knowledge that Blake had betrayed the White Fang, a criminal organization of which Adam is a high-ranking member, the implication that the two of them may have been an item once, and the confirmation that Adam desires revenge against Blake for her betrayal, this relationship is beginning to eerily mirror that of Millia Rage and Zato-1. Adam even has a mask that conceals his face to the viewers, like with Zato's blindfold.
    • The Reveal of Velvet's Semblance being able to copy and combine the weapons of others and discard them for new ones is very similar to Shirou/Archer's Tracing abilities in Fate/stay night.
    • Weiss performs her first summon and creates a right arm and sword to attack for her. The appearance, a partial summoned being connected to a Semblance summon circle, is reminiscent of Yuna in Dissidia: Final Fantasy.
  • Volume 3, Chapter 12:
    • Pyrrha's death and Ruby's unlocking of powers under rage and grief is reminiscent of Goku and Gohan's ascension to Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 respectively in Dragon Ball Z. The end of Ozpin and Cinder's battle visually resembles the famous scene of Super Saiyan Goku's Kamehameha Wave versus Frieza's Nova Strike.
    • Yang ends up bedridden, depressed, and cynical after her rage gets the better of her. She lost her way.
    • During Ozpin's duel against Cinder, he jabs at her multiple times with his cane, then finishes it off with one last jab. This is reminiscent of Dante's Million Stab from Devil May Cry.
    • Ozpin's duel against Cinder is very reminiscent of the duel between Dumbledore and Voldemort, with both battles pitting together a paragon of good and an antithetical epitome of evil.
    • The cape Glynda wears while trying to fix Vale has a Brown Crown on it.
    • Qrow refers to Ruby as a 'pipsqueak' Another character portrayed by Qrow's voice actor Vic Mignogna used to get called that a lot...
    • The way Ruby, Nora, Jaune and Ren take off walking together from Ruby's house is reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz, where the party of four is walking along the yellow brick road 'off to see the wizard' - potentially foreshadowing that they will eventually come across Ozpin, or some other benevolent entity, on their journey ahead.
  • Manga
    • When facing Cardin in a spar, a nervous Ruby starts scientifically analyzing his weapon and fighting style in a similar fashion to how Edward Elric does when flustered. Considering he shares the same voice as Qrow, this might not be a coincidence.
  • Characters
    • Professor Ozpin and Glynda Goodwitch are very obvious and confirmed nods to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In the same vein James Ironwood and Qrow Branwen are the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow respectively.
    • Roman Torchwick by his dress and signature color seems to a be a reference to Alex from A Clockwork Orange. His design and his surname come from Lampwick from Pinocchio.
    • Dr. Bartholomew Oobleck is named after Dr. Seuss' children's novel Bartholomew and the Oobleck. His hair is green, which also reflects the Oobleck.
    • Mercury's gun greaves are a suitable shout out to the messenger god's trademark sandals.
    • Velvet Scarlatina, being a girl with rabbit ears, seems to be a reference to the children's storybook The Velveteen Rabbit. Her last name further lends weight to the association as the child who owns the rabbit contracts scarlet fever.
      • On the other hand, her Weapon and Semblance seem inspired by Shirou Emiya's 'Tracing', from the way she 'observes' a weapon, to the fact that she not only replicates a weapon, but can also mimic the original user's fighting style.
    • Inspired by Pinocchio, Penny is an artificial girl who wishes to understand and socialise with real people. Like Pinocchio, she has a tendency to sneak off without permission and get into trouble as a result of the adventures she gets swept up in. Her surname "Polendina" is a yellow mushy food that was the insult used to describe Geppetto's hair. However, her descriptions of herself and what she's designed to do come from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona and Avatar: The Last Airbender; she explains that she's the first synthetic person capable of generating an aura, and that, while she's been created to save the world, she still has a lot to learn.
    • Neo bears a striking resemblance to Alisa Bosconovitch from Tekken, while her parasol resembles the one wielded by Setsuka from the Soul Series Soul Calibur. Furthering the Setsuka comparison, in "No Brakes", it's revealed her actual weapon is a shikomizue within the parasol. In Volume 3, she is shown in disguise as an Elegant Gothic Lolita version of Hatsune Miku.
    • Qrow's weapon and a few bits of his personality are a reference to both Dante and Ragna the Bloodedge. He wields a greatsword with one hand that can transform into a scythe (Ragna) and also has a shotgun built into it (Dante), and several aspects of his character design are associated with death (Ragna). Personality-wise, he hides his mastery behind the guise of a drunken fool, is heavy on the snark when he needs to get his point across, and loyal to those he cares about, but often comes off as a bit abrasive at first glance. His Drunken Master status may be an homage to Lei Wulong, as Monty Oum was known for being an avid Tekken player.
    • Salem's appearance, with her white hair and white skin, may remind people of Kaguya Otsutsuki. The cloak she wears is also black with red decorations, similar to the Akatsuki cloak, while the red decorations are eyes similar to the ones that appear when Alucard releases his restraints. Given her name, her black eyes, and general association with witches, she may also remind some of Nine the Phantom. Add in her Japanese voice actress and you have another Arc System Works reference - I-no. The appearance of Salem's eyes also bears some similarities to the eyes of the Ghouls from Tokyo Ghoul when they activated their kagune, namely with the sclera turning black and the irises turning red along with the highly visible veins pulsing at the sides of her eyes. Her only (so far) stated goal is to crush all hope for the people of Remnant, leaving nothing but absolute despair - the very same goal as the Anti-Spiral.
    • Ruby has a special, extremely rare and extremely powerful ability involving her eyes that she only unlocks after witnessing the death of one of her closest friends. While the exact details of this power are currently unknown, one can't help but be reminded of the Mangekyo Sharingan.
    • Her sister, Yang, is a pleasant young girl with an adventurous and boisterous personality combined with a fight-loving streak. She's inhumanly strong, inhumanly tough and uses fire when she fights. She almost gets killed at one point, and eventually by the third volume of her story she has been left with crippling injuries, manipulated by the villains and turned into a depressed and demoralised Broken Bird, cut off from everyone she cares about and the world around her. Yang is a dead-ringer for Korra.
  • General
    • The White Fang are an organisation of militant Faunus who used to peacefully protest over faunus inequality. There's a constant theme in the show that humans and faunus need to find equality and learn how to live together, a situation made more difficult by the White Fang's recent descent into terrorism. White Fang is a novel by Jack London which focusses on a wild-born wolf-dog that slowly learns how to live with humans. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing also contains an organisation called White Fang that has turned from peaceful demonstration to extremism.
    • Monty Oum referenced Soul Eater when describing how he envisioned his characters; the arrow-like patterns of Glynda Goodwitch's ragged cape are a shout out to Medusa. There's also a mook in episode 8 that looks like an Arachnophobia member. Weiss starts using her glyphs to dash out of danger, similar to Medusa's Vector Plates.
    • There are several Slow Mo Guys references throughout the show. Whenever Jaune goes into slow motion, the sound the Slow Mo Guys use plays. The dumpster Penny dumps Ruby in has the initials for the Slow Mo Guys, Gus' RTAA face, and Captain Dynamic's symbol.
    • There's a RoboCop theme to the Atlesian military technology. In a scene reminiscent of the final battle in RoboCop 2, Yang jumps on the back of the Atlesian Paladin and fires off multiple rounds to the head. When Cinder breaks into the CCT, the guards she takes are out dressed in armoured uniforms that are identical to Murphy's. The way Ironwood takes down a group of Atlesian soldiers is also very similar to RoboCop.
    • The concept of the multimode weapons, their seamless transformation between modes, and the way many of them use ammo magazines on melee weapons is highly reminiscent of the devices in Lyrical Nanoha, especially those using the latter's Cartridge system.
    • The World of Remnant video on the Grimm gives them traits very similar to the Titans, including being generally mindless, having mysterious origins, and most obviously, seemingly eating people not for sustenance, but for fun. The four kingdoms, being walled cities that are the last bastion of the human race, as well as the huntsman being sent out to study and/or kill the enemy monsters (similar to the Scouting Division) at least thematically resemble Titan as well.
    • The show's page on the Rooster Teeth website has a group shot of Team RWBY, with Weiss and Yang wearing t-shirts based off of the classic Disney logo and the Jurassic Park logo, respectively.
    • Another World of Remnant: The Four Maidens delves further into the story told in "Fall", where we get good looks at the original Maidens, stylized though they may be. Winter's design bares a striking resemblence to Yue from Avatar: The Last Airbender; Spring's expressions, manner, and her smile bring to mind Joy; Summer's long hair and expression resemble Starfire; Fall's clothing and hair style bring to mind the older version of Malon.
  • In RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, players have to hold out against multiple waves of Grimm. Each wave is has a title, but the first one is always called Emergence.


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