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** Qrow initially discusses this in regards to Salem stopping the Crown, claiming it might just be an IdenticalStranger whose NamesTheSame. Ozpin defies this by pointing out she's with Tyrian Callows, a known associate with Salem and that the cat they have was clearly a transformed human.

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** Qrow initially discusses this in regards to Salem stopping the Crown, claiming it might just be an IdenticalStranger whose NamesTheSame.with a similar name. Ozpin defies this by pointing out she's with Tyrian Callows, a known associate with Salem and that the cat they have was clearly a transformed human.


* ShesGotLegs: Salem. Normally they're hidden by her long dresses and robes, but Jaune gets to see them during an accidental upskirt moment.


* BalefulPolymorph: Salem turns Gillian into a cat. [[MagicMisfire She was aiming for a crow]], but a cat is fine too. [[spoiler:Unlike the Atlesian Specialists who can now shift between from human/faunus to dog, Gillian has yet to learn how to change at will. Gillian finally learns to do this on Chapter 30]]. Pyrrha, when she gets to see it first hand, notes how scary it truly is for Salem to be able to do this.


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* ForcedTransformation: Salem turns Gillian into a cat. [[MagicMisfire She was aiming for a crow]], but a cat is fine too. [[spoiler:Unlike the Atlesian Specialists who can now shift between from human/faunus to dog, Gillian has yet to learn how to change at will. Gillian finally learns to do this on Chapter 30]]. Pyrrha, when she gets to see it first hand, notes how scary it truly is for Salem to be able to do this.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: The Crown has been active for so long that when Jaxís death breaks his hold on the abductees, thereís a slew of terrified people waking up to compromised positions - adult and child alike, many of whom were gone for months or even years. The news on this breaks in record time with Salem, Tyrian and Jaune ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Gillian]], [[TeamPet now a cat]]) prominently displayed where Ozpin canít miss it.


* {{Flanderization}}: Not as if Tyrian is known for being calm and rational in canon, but his worshiping devotion to Salem is taken UpToEleven, to the point that 99% of what comes out of his mouth is praise for his Goddess.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Not as if Tyrian is known for being calm and rational in canon, but his worshiping devotion to Salem is taken UpToEleven, to the point that 99% of what comes out of his mouth is praise for his Goddess.



* RoyalBrat: Salem is this UpToEleven; she treats Jaune like a slave and even thinks a damaged Bullhead should obey her just because her word commands it. Yet, she still pales compared to the Asturias siblings...

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* RoyalBrat: Salem is this UpToEleven; she treats Jaune like a slave and even thinks a damaged Bullhead should obey her just because her word commands it. Yet, she still pales compared to the Asturias siblings...


* WretchedHive: What happens when you take Jaunesville, a town formed by and ruled by criminals, and just leave it on its own? [[spoiler:Within a few years, it becomes Mistral's most obvious den of crime where the only two things that happen in it are drinking and gambling, and it only still stands because no one's willing to risk pissing Salem off and attacking it]].

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* WretchedHive: What happens when you take Jaunesville, a town formed by and ruled by criminals, and just leave it on its own? [[spoiler:Within a few years, it becomes Mistral's most obvious den of crime where the only two things that happen in it are drinking and gambling, and it only still stands because no one's willing to risk pissing Salem off and attacking it]].it. It's rather popular to visit, similar to Las Vegas, with drunken {{ShotgunWedding}}s included]].

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* AdaptationalBadass: While Salem in canon is extremely threatening (not to mention immortal, which she ''was'' but quickly loses in this fic), [[spoiler:there's little-to-no indication that she knows actual martial arts. Not only does she know that here, she was personally trained by Ozma at nearly his strongest and can trash Cinder mostly with her bare hands]].


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* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:The readers never do end up learning exactly what happened to Salem in the first chapter to purify her and kick off the story. Eventually, Salem stops caring about reversing it and doesn't push the issue long enough to come to an answer]].


* DotingParent: Kali and Ghira were this to Blake, having got to great lengths to take care of her. They also become this to Mercury when he shows up on their doorstep. Considering the kind of father he had, Mercury's appreciative of their kindness.

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Kali and Ghira were this to Blake, having got to great lengths to take care of her. They also become this to Mercury when he shows up on their doorstep. Considering the kind of father he had, Mercury's appreciative of their kindness.
** [[spoiler: Salem becomes this to her own daughter Isabella, to the point where she inherits her mother's arrogance]].



** Salem was already this, but special mention goes to Carmine, who after seeing Salem in action is reduced so lowly that she enters a panic attack at merely remembering her when Nicholas presses her for information in regards to his son's whereabouts. Raven immediately escapes to Vale after seeing her in Mistral. Jaunesville, a place that by all logic has no chance of surviving any length of time, [[spoiler:is still intact ten years after its founding, in large part thanks to its inhabitants' fear of Salem punishing them for misbehavior]].

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** Salem was already this, but special mention goes to Carmine, who after seeing Salem in action is reduced so lowly that she enters a panic attack at merely remembering her when Nicholas presses her for information in regards to his son's whereabouts. Raven immediately escapes to Vale after seeing her in Mistral. Jaunesville, a place that by all logic has no chance of surviving any length of time, [[spoiler:is still intact ten years after its founding, in large part thanks to its inhabitants' fear of Salem punishing them for misbehavior]].misbehavior. Every nation moves heaven and Earth to appease her]].



** [[spoiler:Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]]Justified in the same vein as ''Fanfic/ProfessorArc, as Salem is so powerful that everyone else has to settle for peace with her because they ''can't'' punish her]].

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** [[spoiler:Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]]Justified queen]]. Justified in the same vein as ''Fanfic/ProfessorArc, ''Fanfic/ProfessorArc'', as Salem is so powerful that everyone else has to settle for peace with her because they ''can't'' punish her]].



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: After years of being a cowardly thief, Raven has been reduced to being a janitor to get by]].

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: After years of being a cowardly thief, Raven has been reduced to being a janitor to get by]].by, with Taiying wanting nothing to do with her]].


** [[spoiler:Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]]]].

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** [[spoiler:Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]]]].queen]]Justified in the same vein as ''Fanfic/ProfessorArc, as Salem is so powerful that everyone else has to settle for peace with her because they ''can't'' punish her]].


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13786912/1/Knight-of-Salem Knight of Salem]]'' is a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' AlternateUniverseFic written by Creator/CoeurAlAran. Currently ongoing.

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13786912/1/Knight-of-Salem Knight of Salem]]'' is a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' AlternateUniverseFic written by Creator/CoeurAlAran. Currently ongoing.Complete as of March 28, 2022.



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:Ten years have passed since Cinder's attack on the Vytal Festival. Jaunesville is a 'thriving' den of trashy entertainment and popular (though embarassing to speak of) vacation spot. Jaune and Salem have settled down there, and have one pre-teen daughter and another child on the way. Every year Ozpin's cohort send Pyrrha on an informal diplomatic mission to make sure Salem agrees not to conquer the world. Team RWBY have ''mostly'' mellowed back out after their bout with homicidal paranoia, but they still have a bone to pick with Tyrian and their old dorm is still uninhabitable thanks to their booby-traps. Salem's offer for Pyrrha to be Jaune's concubine has remained open, which she has always refused... but this time [[INeedAFreakingDrink she goes for the booze]] after hearing that little Isabella Salem-Arc is interested in learning combat at Beacon, and she wakes up in bed with the two of them. Meanwhile, Beacon's staff hear this news and scramble to make sure ''nothing'' happens to that girl once she enrolls at seventeen, lest Salem destroy the world]].



** Salem was already this, but special mention goes to Carmine, who after seeing Salem in action is reduced so lowly that she enters a panic attack at merely remembering her when Nicholas presses her for information in regards to his son's whereabouts. Raven immediately escapes to Vale after seeing her in Mistral.

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** Salem was already this, but special mention goes to Carmine, who after seeing Salem in action is reduced so lowly that she enters a panic attack at merely remembering her when Nicholas presses her for information in regards to his son's whereabouts. Raven immediately escapes to Vale after seeing her in Mistral. Jaunesville, a place that by all logic has no chance of surviving any length of time, [[spoiler:is still intact ten years after its founding, in large part thanks to its inhabitants' fear of Salem punishing them for misbehavior]].



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]] ]].

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Despite KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler:Despite
causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]] ]].queen]]]].
** [[spoiler:Leonardo never ends up revealed as a traitor who sold out dozens of Huntsmen to Salem to save his own skin. Ten years later, he is still Headmaster of Haven]].


* ShipperOnDeck: Hazel himself likes the idea of Salem finding romance with Jaune.

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* ShipperOnDeck: ShipperOnDeck:
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Hazel himself likes the idea of Salem finding romance with Jaune. Jaune.
** [[spoiler: Salem, despite becoming Jaune's wife, encourages him and Pyrrha to get together in a concubinage. In the final chapter, Pyrrha does so begrugingly]].

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** [[spoiler: Salem uses her stature to force the kingdoms to afford Mengarie the status of a kingdom]].


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* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Salem does settle down with Jaune, raise a family with him, and is willing to grow old and die with him. But she never truly stops being a tempestuous queen, and forces the kingdoms to pay her ransom in exchange for not going on a rampage]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After being reduced to a janitor, Raven apparently decided to reconnect with Yang, implying she is trying to turn her life around]].


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Despite causing a millenia of chaos and terror, Salem gets to pin all her evil acts on Cinder and settle down with Jaune. And it's clear she [[RetiredMonster hasn't really stopped being an evil queen]] ]].
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: After years of being a cowardly thief, Raven has been reduced to being a janitor to get by]].


* NoodleIncident: Apparently, following [[spoiler:Tyrian "training" Team RWBY]], RWBY were called to spar against CRDL in combat class. Whatever happened in there, CRDL are now in therapy and the thought of facing Team RWBY in combat class is enough to make people cry.

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Apparently, following [[spoiler:Tyrian "training" Team RWBY]], RWBY were called to spar against CRDL in combat class. Whatever happened in there, CRDL are now in therapy and the thought of facing Team RWBY in combat class is enough to make people cry.cry.
** [[spoiler:Even years following RWBY's graduation, their dorm room is still uninhabited because when another team tried to move in, they got tarred and feathered by a trap the staff had missed]].


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* OnlySaneByComparison: [[spoiler:By the end, Jaune has become just as insane as the rest of his posse in his own way, simply by being so unfazed by everything around him that nothing Salem does anymore can possibly surprise him. When contrasted to someone like Pyrrha, who is ''genuinely'' sane, Jaune still seems batshit crazy if only by accepting the insanity around him without question]].


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* WretchedHive: What happens when you take Jaunesville, a town formed by and ruled by criminals, and just leave it on its own? [[spoiler:Within a few years, it becomes Mistral's most obvious den of crime where the only two things that happen in it are drinking and gambling, and it only still stands because no one's willing to risk pissing Salem off and attacking it]].

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