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.
** 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.
** In volume 2, Roman refers to himself as a professional. Another antagonistic character also voiced by Gray Haddock, Locus from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', has also done so.
** Ren dancing should surprise no one, considering his [[Creator/MontyOum voice actor]].
** During a TrainTopBattle, Dr. Oobleck yells out to decouple the caboose since it could kill them all. Oobleck's voice actor also voiced the character Caboose in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', who had a RunningGag about how he had several teammate kills under his belt.
** At one point, Cinder Fall is seen sewing on her outfit. Her voice actress, Jessica Nigri, is a renowned cosplayer that sews on her own outfits.
** Scarlet David has several references to his voice actor, Creator/GavinFree. Scalret's last name is Gavin's middle name, he's on the receiving end of a GroinAttack like his voice actor frequently is in other Rooster Teeth productions, and he's dressed like a pirate as nod to Gavin playing as "the Dandy" in past ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' games on Creator/AchievementHunter.
** For the [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/06/09/japanese-rwby-cast-listed upcoming Japanese Dub of the series]], this will not be [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows the first time]] that [[Creator/SaoriHayami Ruby Rose]] will be wielding a SinisterScythe. In fact, it's not even [[Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd the second time]] either!
** Likewise, this won't be the [[Anime/KillLaKill first time]] the hot blooded [[Creator/AmiKoshimizu Yang]] fights a short, pink, umbrella-wielding villain that, at least at first, is incapable of even being touched.
** [[Creator/MegumiHan Penny]] apparently can do [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ramlethal's Calvados]].
** Once again, Creator/VicMignogna is voicing [[Manga/SoulEater the relative of a scythe wielder who goes to a monster-fighting school]].
** [[TheOtherDarrin With the change in casting]], this is not the first time [[Creator/YuriLowenthal Mercury]] [[Anime/CodeGeass outspeeds bullets and starts doing spinning kick shenanigans]].
** When Winter berates Weiss for her failure to master a semblence technique, she suggests that Weiss should return to her father's company and work as a receptionist. Kara Eberle, Weiss' VA, used to work for Rooster Teeth as a receptionist.
* AllThereInTheScript: Several names have appeared before being mentioned in the show.
** Ruby's mother's name "Summer" has only been seen on what is surmised is her gravestone.
** Although Qrow's name was mentioned in show, the spelling had to be clarified by subtitles.
** Taiyang Xiao Long, the name of Ruby and Yang's father, was leaked by Monty to this very site in the WMG section. It was later leaked again on Twitter via a pic of filenames which also revealed...
** Penny's surname, Polendina, which given that a second file which read only as "Polendina" would seem to be her father's name as well.
** Willow Schnee has been another name which could arguably be seen as revealed alongside Polendina, suggesting another relative of Weiss and Winter.
** Cinder's name was initially revealed only in the credits of the final episode of Volume 1.
** Emerald, Mercury, Neptune, and Neopolitan had their names revealed on Facebook when Monty released turnaround images.
** Monty tweeted a pic of Yatsuhashi Kengyo the blind musician to demystify the identity of the final member of team CFVY. He also tweeted the names Coco and Fox along with cosplay photos.
** Revealed in the credits of Volume 2's finale, Raven Branwen is the name of the mysterious lady who saved Yang on the train. Given her surname, she may also be Yang's mother.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Yang's turkey boxing gloves have a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb2n3VErwks raw chicken]] real world precedent.
* AscendedFanon:
** [[https://twitter.com/sadogre/status/458393566994128896 This is part of the character writing process.]]
** Team RWBY's shipping names are the code names for their two-person battle formations.
** Jaune attempts to use JNPR's shipping names for their code names, but his team [[TheyJustDontGetIt just didn't get it]].
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Creator/MontyOum passed away on February 1st, 2015 from a severe allergic reaction that left him comatose. This left ''RWBY'''s fate uncertain at first, but it was [[http://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=3318124 later said by Grey that Monty had left enough notes and information to get through about Volume 5, and that Volume 3 should begin airing before the end of 2015.]] ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'', on the other hand, is undoubtedly canceled.
* CharacterBlog: Three quarters of Team RWBY have Twitters ([[https://twitter.com/RT_RubyRose Ruby]], [[https://twitter.com/RT_WeissSchnee Weiss]], [[https://twitter.com/RT_BlakeB Blake]]; Yang's was apparently terminated). However, none of the Twitters have been updated since summer 2013.
* TheDanza: Flynt Coal, voiced by Flynt Flossy.
* DescendedCreator:
** Creator/MontyOum voiced Lie Ren in Volumes 1 and 2, and would have been voicing Qrow; Ruby's old scythe teacher.
** Director Kerry Shawcross makes a very brief appearance near the end of Episode 9 making the noise he's known for on the Internet Box. He's also the voice of Neptune, one of Sun's teammates.
** Writer Miles Luna voices Jaune Arc.
** Joe Macdonald, who occupies several design positions in the staff, voices Yatsuhashi Daichi in Volume 3.
* FanCommunityNicknames: The FNDM.
* FandomNod:
** In Season 2, Episode 4, Team RWBY uses fan-derived codenames for two-person attack combos (like "Ice Flower" for Ruby + Weiss or "Bumblebee" for Yang + Blake), some of which are humorous shipping names.
** Jaune attempts to implement this system for Team JNPR in Season 3, Episode 2, again using fandom pairing names. This time, his team objects that "Flower Power" (Ren + Nora) doesn't make much sense and Pyrrha questions his choice of "Arkos" for them (Jaune '''Ar'''c + Pyrrha Ni'''kos''').
* FanNickname: Most of which are supplied by the wiki as placeholder names.
** The fans once referred to characters by their colors: '''Black''', '''White''', etc. The fandom began using name colors from other languages as well.
** Junior's weapon has been dubbed the "'''Batzooka'''", saying he must have stolen it from [[IncrediblyLamePun Bat]][[Franchise/{{Batman}} man]].
** In the same video, we have "DJ '''Deadb3ar'''."
** While not a fan-derived nickname, 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'''. Their team name would have been JAUN. When their names were revealed, ANVL became a short-lived placeholder: Arc, Nikos, Valkyrie and Lie. 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 apparent significance of Jaune's weapon, it was often also called '''Excalibur.'''
** Roman Torchwick's weapon was called '''Candy Cane'''.
** Sun's weapons were nicknamed '''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 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 '''[=Douche Whisk=]'''.
** '''Team POGO''': Professor Port; Ozpin; Glynda Goodwitch; and Professor Oobleck
*** That's '''[[InsistentTerminology Doctor]]''' 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]]'''.
*** Amusingly enough, WordOfGod has said that Armstrong strongly influenced the character design.
** Pyrrha is sometimes called '''[[Blog/RWBYRecaps P-Money]]'''.
*** She's also known as '''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain Canada]]''' for her niceness, shield, and the maple leaves in the second intro. This has increased recently since, like Canada, [[BlackComedy she got rid of the Penny.]]
** Emerald is called '''Cleo''' or '''[[UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Cleopatra]]''' because of her vaguely Egyptian-looking outfit. Fittingly, Mercury is called '''[[Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra Marcus]]''' (or alternatively '''[[UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} August]]'''). Possibly alluded to in the show itself, as Mercury's father was named Marcus.
*** 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 was nicknamed '''[[{{Canon}} Coffee]] and Cream''' or team '''JAVA''' due to their silhouette colors, before being confirmed by Monty as CFVY - "Coffee".
*** Coco was associated with '''[[Characters/ChronoTrigger Lucca]]''' and has also been called '''Mocha'''...
*** Yatsuhashi earned the more generic title of '''[[MightyGlacier The Heavy]]'''. He's also known as '''[[Series/GameOfThrones The Mountain]]'''.
** 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. Also, '''Quicksilver'''.
** Penny is suggested as being the daughter of '''[[AccidentalPun Gepeddo]]'''.
** Japanese fans have taken to calling Yang "'''Yang-nee'''" (Big Sis Yang) affectionately. They also refer to Cinder as '''[=BBA=]''' (which is Internet slang for the Japanese word "babaa", which means "old lady" and often used as an insult).
** The grouping of Cinder, Roman, Emerald, and Mercury has acquired a number of unofficial Team acronyms: '''CREM (cream or creme), CRME (crime or chrome), MERC (mercenary or mercury)'''.
*** With the recent apparent addition of '''N'''eo to the "team" as well as the reveal of Emerald's surname ('''S'''ustrai), a new acronym vastly more appropriate to the team (or at least its leader) has emerged: '''CRMSN (crimson)'''.
** Speculation for Sun's team members included '''Antares''' (for Scarlet) and '''[[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Rex]]''' (for Neptune).
** Neptune's weapon is called the '''Trigundao'''.
** With the reveal Taiyang Xiao Long, Summer Rose, Raven and Qrow Branwen were a team, the names '''TRQS''' (Taiyang-led turquoise) and '''QRTS''' (Qrow-led quartz) and '''STRQ''' (Summer-led stark/stork) got thrown around by the fandom prior to the reveal of the last one being the canonical name.
** Certain circles began using "'''Raven'''" to refer to both the Transient Princess ''as well as'' Yang's missing mother (the two had been strongly associated).
** '''Banesaw''' for the White Fang Lieutenant who wields a chainsaw.
** '''Dimension Samurai''' and '''Lady Grimm''', and '''Vermillion''' for Raven's appearance in "No Brakes".
** Miltia of the Malachites has her name chronically misspelled as '''Militia'''.
** Shipname approved by Nebula Violette for NDGO members Dew and Nebula: '''Storm Riders'''
** Team BRNZ is sometimes referred to as '''Team Gopnik''' because the team's simple, sorta-cheap-looking clothing - especially May's beanie and Adidas-looking shorts - make them look like, well, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopnik Russian gopniks]].
** Qrow has been dubbed '''Drunkle''' because he's permanently sloshed.
** When Creator/AchievementHunter (specifically Michael and Lindsay Jones, Ryan Haywood, and Jeremy Dooley) did a LetsPlay of ''RWBY: Grimm Eclipse'', the four tried to figure out a perfect Team name for themselves. The fandom rallied and created '''Team MJLR''', pronounced "[[Myth/NorseMythology Mjölnir]]".
** The as-yet-unnamed secret inner circle of "protectors of the world" that Ozpin is the apparent leader of has been termed the '''Ozluminati'''.
** During an interview with Ruby and Yang for RTXAU (Yes, as the characters), they used the screen names '''[=RlyRlyKoolKid=]''' and '''Fireballin17,''' respectively. Jaune showed up partway through as '''I<3YellowSnow,''' which might as well be the new Jaune/Weiss ship name.
** The scene in the episode "Battle of Beacon" where [[spoiler:Roman uses Cinder's virus to take over the Atlesian Knights and have them turn on the Hunters and Huntresses]] was almost immediately nicknamed "[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Order 66]]".
** The [[spoiler: Dragon Grimm]] is called [[TomTheDarkLord Kevin.]]
** After the events of "Heroes and Monsters", quite a few fans have decided to nickname Volume 3 ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* 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.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: During production, the voice cast was encouraged to come up with little ad-lib things that might fit various situations. Notable ones include:
-->'''Yang:''' ''[after a gratuitously overextended landing sequence]'' Nailed it. (Episode 6)\\
'''Ruby:''' ''[almost as an afterthought from realizing [[spoiler:Blake[='=]s a cat faunus]]]'' She does like tuna a lot... (Episode 16)
** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByVQeImCUAASprP.png:large A picture of a old script that Miles once showed]] simply said "Monty actions ensues." for when Yang annihilated some Grimm after she found they displaced a hair from her head to obviously imply the specifics of the fight were up to MontyOum [[RuleOfCool to work his magic on]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The female narrator of the first episode and the World of Remnant? 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 Series/{{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 Creator/JessicaNigri.
** Qrow is voiced by Creator/VicMignogna.
** Winter Schnee is voiced by Creator/ElizabethMaxwell.
** Creator/YuriLowenthal replaces J.J. Castillo in Volume 3 as Mercury Black, though it's not his first ''Rooster Teeth'' work.
** Amber is voiced by Creator/LauraBailey. Her character's grunts are amusingly similar to Helena Harper's pitch in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''.
** The [[OneSceneWonder Atlas Ship Captain]] briefly seen in "[=PvP=]" is voiced by ''Creator/TravisWillingham''.
** Come the announcement of the [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/06/09/japanese-rwby-cast-listed upcoming Japanese Dub]]:
*** Creator/SaoriHayami as Ruby Rose. From the [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows Scythe of Testament]], to the [[Anime/GundamBuildFighters Miss Sazabi]], and then to another SinisterScythe... Custom-built around a portable SniperRifle.
*** Creator/YokoHikasa as Weiss Schnee. [[LightNovel/InfiniteStratos Houki]] ditches the [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] for an elemental RoyalRapier.
*** Creator/YuShimamura as Blake Belladonna. So how long until the fan art of Blake in [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Flora]]'s outfit?
*** Creator/AmiKoshimizu as Yang Xiao Long. Not only is [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure another Cure]] here, but also continuing the tradition of [[Anime/SailorMoonCrystal badass]] [[Anime/KillLaKill heroines]].
** The second JP dub trailer reveals even more:
*** Creator/HiroShimono as Jaune Arc. Note that this is not the [[Manga/AttackOnTitan first time]] he's had to kill the enemies of mankind.
*** Creator/AyaSuzaki as Nora Valkyrie. In another world, she's Yang's [[Anime/KillLaKill best friend]].
*** Creator/MegumiToyoguchi as Pyrrha Nikos. Perhaps Jaune'll listen to [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure her heart's beat]]. Or not, the poor dope.
*** Souma Saito as Lie Ren. As he doesn't have his own page, we can't link to it, but [[Anime/AkameGaKill he's]] [[LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha been]] [[Anime/AldnoahZero in]] [[Anime/ChaosDragon these]] [[Anime/TerrorInResonance anime]].
*** Creator/KazuhikoInoue as Professor Ozpin. [[Anime/ZetaGundam He better not call make fun of anyone's name]]... then again, [[Anime/MachineRoboRevengeOfChronos we don't deserve to know HIS name.]]
*** Creator/MasumiAsano as Glinda Goodwitch.
*** Creator/SubaruKimura as Cardin Winchester.
*** Creator/MegumiHan as Penny Polendina. She might have a DarkSecret, but at least it isn't [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure the Axia Box]].
*** Creator/ShinichiroMiki as Roman Torchwick. Well, at least his cane comes with a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 crosshairs]]...
* 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.]]
** Many people speculated that Ruby and Yang are [[spoiler:half-sisters, sharing a father]], but fewer speculated that [[spoiler: it was Yang's biological mother that she has been searching for in the Yellow trailer, and that Summer Rose, Qrow, the sisters' father, and Yang's mother were on the same team.]]
** The name of [[spoiler: possibly Yang's mother]] was ludicrously spot on: [[spoiler: Raven Branwen]].
** After the Volume 3 trailer, many fans suspected that [[spoiler: the ElegantGothicLolita shown there was Neo in disguise, which was confirmed in the first episode of Volume 3.]]
** The majority of the fanbase predicted that Penny vs Pyrrha would happen during the tournament arc of Volume 3, and that [[spoiler: it would end with Penny in pieces]].
** Many people were able to figure out that Velvet [[spoiler:can copy weapons and styles with her camera]] from the first snapshot of Sun.
** Considering his [[Literature/TheWizardOfOz character origins]], nobody should be surprised that Ironwood [[spoiler:is truly a tin man. He's got a cybernetic arm, and a large part of his body is made of metal.]]
* NamesTheSame:
** Australians who have 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]].
** This isn't the first series to involve a terrorist group named "White Fang" - there's also the group from the anime ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
** Vol 3, Episode 3's title, "It's Brawl in the Family"? [[WebComic/BrawlInTheFamily Where have we heard that before?]]
** In Vol 3 Episode 5, we're introduced to Flynt Coal. There's a character with the same exact name over in ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''. Both characters are a reference to the same Rooster Teeth Minecraft meme.
* 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.
* OutlivedItsCreator: Creator/MontyOum died several months before Volume 3 premiered and left enough notes for the production team to work on Volumes 4 and 5.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Starting with Volume 3, Ren is voiced by Monty Oum's brother, Neath Oum, due to Monty's death.
** Mercury Black is voiced by Creator/YuriLowenthal instead of J.J. Castillo from Volume 3 onward, due to Castillo leaving Rooster Teeth.
* 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.
** NDGO were originally a team of OCs and cosplayers of them on Tumblr, and have since been granted an in-universe team as thanks for their sponsorship.
** Yssa Badiola, an animator who worked on WebVideo/XRayAndVav, is a huge fan of RWBY and now, she voices Ciel Soleil in Volume 3.
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** Sun is voiced by Lindsay Tuggey (Ruby's voice actress)'s husband.
** Also, "Russel Thrush + Emerald forever".
** Junior and Velvet's voice actors are married.
** Sun, Scarlet, Ruby, Junior and Professor Port are all part of Creator/AchievementHunter.
** Yang and Nolan Porfirio's voice actors are dating.
** Neon and Scarlet's voice actors are dating.
** Amber and the Atlas Ship Captain's respective [[Creator/LauraBailey voice]] [[Creator/TravisWillingham actors]] are married.
** For the Japanese dub:
*** Yang's and Nora's [=VAs=] also voices Ryuko & Mako in ''Anime/KillLaKill.'' They're also part of the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series, but different entries.
*** In ''Franchise/GuiltyGear'', Nora and Penny are Valentine Sisters.
* RecycledScript: A MagnificentBastard villain [[HeroWithBadPublicity making a team of heroes look bad]] while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity making one of their own look good and innocent]] in the eyes of the public to hide nefarious plans to harm the city? Is that Volume 3's second half or ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''[='s=] Season 2 second half?
* 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.]]
** With the news that Velvet would play a bigger role in Volume 2, fans excitedly looked forward to finding out what her weapon and fighting style looked like. Come the Vol.2 finale, it seemed we were about to find out...only for Coco to completely steal the show instead.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Professor Ozpin was originally supposed to be voiced by Creator/MontyOum himself, but he decided that he wasn't the right fit. Matt Hullum (the voice of Sarge from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'') also auditioned for the part.
** Creator/GavinFree was originally slated to voice Junior.
** 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.
** Early art for Blake gave her heterochromia and two differently colored cat ears.
** Monty's earliest doodles of Yang, Pyrrha and Weiss show some minor differences.
*** Yang's pants and some highlights of her clothes were yellow and she had a different style belt. Her promotional art still has her skirt with a more pleated/segmented look as well.
*** 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. There was also a few early designs for her snowflake emblem.
** Different production art that was released showed that Weiss also originally had a beauty mark instead of a scar, and that Myrtenaster's hilt was built more like a complete gun rather than just the revolver mechanism.
*** Something that mistakenly made it into her trailer in a few shots was that the Dust in the mechanism was all red, as opposed to the multicolored seen in the series proper. Each would still have had different properties, but Monty initially disliked the idea of having a rainbow used on the design before deciding that it would make things clearer overall.
** 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.
** During Mercury and Emerald's EstablishingCharacterMoment of their assassination of Tukson, the crew considered adding an extra shot of some of Tukson's blood on a wall.
** During ''Best Day Ever'', the first food Yang caught was going to be a cherry with stem, then she reveals the stem with a knot tied in it (you can see her 'hold small object' hand pose when she does the 'with a Yang' pun), but they decided that was a hair too risque.
*** In addition, Ren originally grabbed a pair of cucumbers, but got a lot of 'is he hitting her with a pair of green dicks?' reactions, so they made it leeks.
** Russel Thrush was originally [[Creator/RussellCrowe Russel Crow]].
--->'''Monty:''' I had to slap that one out of the air.
*** CRDL was original something pronounced 'Crow'.
** Monty Oum would have been voicing Qrow, if not for [[AuthorExistenceFailure reasons listed above]].
** Starting with Season 3, we can only wonder what the series might have been like had Monty Oum lived to keep working on it. He was reportedly far more involved in the animation than the writing, but given [[RuleOfCool what kind of show this is]], that's a major creative loss.
** Velvet's Hunter outfit's design had several options, ranging from a hood with holes to let her ears through, a lengthy raincoat plus a variant with rolled coat tails, and even a back ribbon that was considered for Nora's outfit. Most of these designs were scrapped for a simplistic model.
*** While reviewing the submissions[[note]]Seen in one of the Vol 2 Production diaries[[/note]], along with her voice actress, he came across one with glasses and immediately comments that he regrets not giving Velvet glasses, especially given that Caiti wears them too. In the end, since she didn't start with glasses, they decided not to add them.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/RWBY_Wiki RWBY Wiki]].
* WordOfGod:
** Dust is not magic. [[NoExceptYes It serves the exact same artistic and narrative role, by the staff's own admission, but don't call it magic.]] [[InsistentTerminology Magic is what stage magicians do, and Dust is therefore not magic]].
*** The reason for this distinction is made much clearer in Volume 3 when [[spoiler: Ozpin reveals that the Four Maidens ''do'' use magic.]]
** 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 a case of 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.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Weiss uses fencing because Monty himself studied it.
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