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* GenderEqualEnsemble: The fic's main protagonists are two teams with four members each, one being all-male and the other all-female. Even adding in Team JNPR keeps the ratio even.

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* GenderEqualEnsemble: The fic's main protagonists are two teams with four members each, one being all-male and the other all-female. Even adding in Team JNPR - split evenly between genders - keeps the ratio even.


* BiTheWay: What Raven apparently is, according to Qrow, and calls Taiyang a lucky bastard because of it. He even has photographic evidence: Raven and Summer in bath towels. Summer is described as being flustered in the photo while Raven is the one initiating the kiss.


* ChildhoodFriend: The new backstory establishes this as the relationship between Noctis, Prompto, Luna, Ruby and Yang. Six years before going to Remnant, the sisters accompanied Qrow to Insomnia and lost their pet Chocobo Eins in the gardens, only for Luna and the boys to find it for them. Because of this, Ruby and Yang are the only ''RWBY'' characters to refer to Noct by his nickname; a trait shared only with his personal Crownsguard and Luna. It is later revealed that Iris is close friends with the half-sisters from Patch too.

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* ChildhoodFriend: The new backstory establishes this as the relationship between Noctis, Prompto, Luna, Ruby and Yang. Six years before going to Remnant, Beacon, the sisters accompanied Qrow to Insomnia and lost their pet Chocobo Eins in the gardens, only for Luna and the boys to find it for them. Because of this, Ruby and Yang are the only ''RWBY'' characters to refer to Noct by his nickname; a trait shared only with his personal Crownsguard and Luna. It is later revealed that Iris is close friends with the half-sisters from Patch too.

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** Chapter 23 reveals Nora and Ren were apparently part of an occult club called the [=ParaNorma=] Club and got to do a lot of things, ranging from investigating haunted houses, chasing ghosts and even witnessing [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 a mass sponge migration, though Ren claims the sponges moved a foot and a half.]]


* BreatherEpisode: What Chapter 17 is. Taking place sometime after the event at the docks and before the events of Volume 2, our main cast decides to take a much-needed vacation. Team RWBY visits Patch, leading to Weiss and Blake having a MeetTheParents moment with Taiyang. Team JNPR visits Lucis, with Jaune introducing his team to Titus and his daughter Zelda. Team LAPI also heads to Lucis: more specifically, New Tenebrae to visit the Nox Fleuret family.

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* BreatherEpisode: What Chapter 17 is. Taking place sometime after the event at the docks and before the events of Volume 2, our main cast decides to take a much-needed vacation. Team RWBY visits Patch, leading to Weiss and Blake having a MeetTheParents MeetTheInLaws moment with Taiyang. Team JNPR visits Lucis, with Jaune introducing his team to Titus and his daughter Zelda. Team LAPI also heads to Lucis: more specifically, New Tenebrae to visit the Nox Fleuret family.


* AlwaysABiggerFish: The daemons, when compared to the Grimm. Commander Drautos explains that their brutal nature and more varied powers make them deadlier compared to the threats Remnant faces with the Grimm, and he admits that he has doubts about how the specalized fighting styles of the Huntsmen would translate to fighting daemons.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The daemons, when compared to the Grimm. Commander Drautos explains that their brutal nature and more varied powers make them deadlier compared to the threats Remnant faces with the Grimm, and he admits that he has doubts about how the specalized specialized fighting styles of the Huntsmen would translate to fighting daemons.



* {{Foil}}: The two main protagonist teams are this to each other, to the point where the Chocobros' team name (LAPI, as in "lapis") follows RWBY's (Ruby) gemstone name convention, and fit a RedOniBlueOni color scheme. As Noctis notes, Team LAPI was formed between four friends who have been close since childhood, and are thus more unified compared to Team RWBY, who have all been randomly connected together save for Ruby and Yang. Not only that, but while roughly similar in age, the Lucians have real-world combat experience in fighting the Daemons in their part of Remnant, which Team RWBY lack even with their native Grimm sans the ex-Kingsglaive Blake. Conversely, as this is still primarily based on early ''RWBY'' arcs, Team RWBY ends up being the more proactive quartet in trying to investigate the mysteries in Vale, whereas Team LAPI are often brought in as backup to support their crusades. However, the girls are still set to gain the same united front they are known for originally, in order to [[spoiler:help Noctis fulfill his role in the future, even if they do not know it yet.]]
** This even applies to the individual members too: Ruby and Noctis are the leaders who want to maintain a low profile despite their reputations preceding them, Weiss and Ignis are the resident prim and proper noble figures, Blake and Gladiolus are the most combat-oriented members of both teams and have ties to the White Fang, and Yang and Prompto are the light-hearted jokesters.

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* {{Foil}}: The two main protagonist teams are this to each other, to the point where the Chocobros' Lucians' team name (LAPI, as in "lapis") follows RWBY's (Ruby) gemstone name convention, and fit a RedOniBlueOni color scheme. As Noctis notes, Team LAPI was formed between four friends who have been close since childhood, and are thus more unified compared to Team RWBY, who have all been randomly connected together save for Ruby and Yang. Not only that, but while roughly similar in age, the Lucians have real-world combat experience in fighting the Daemons in their part of Remnant, which Team RWBY lack even with their native Grimm sans the ex-Kingsglaive Blake. Conversely, as this is still primarily based on early ''RWBY'' arcs, arcs with the events of ''FFXV'' still far away from occurring, Team RWBY ends up being the more proactive quartet in trying to investigate the mysteries in Vale, whereas Team LAPI are is often brought in as backup to support their crusades. However, the girls are still set to gain the same united front they are known for originally, in order to [[spoiler:help Noctis fulfill his role in the future, even if they do not know it yet.]]
** This even applies to the individual members too: Ruby and Noctis are the leaders who want to maintain a low profile despite their reputations preceding them, Weiss and Ignis are the resident prim and proper noble figures, Blake and Gladiolus are the most combat-oriented members of both teams and have ties to the White Fang, and Yang and Prompto are the blonde light-hearted jokesters.


* {{Foil}}: The two main protagonist teams are this to each other, to the point where the Chocobros' team name (LAPI, as in "lapis") follows RWBY's (Ruby) gemstone name convention, and fit a RedOniBlueOni color scheme. As Noctis notes, Team LAPI was formed between four friends who have been close since childhood, and are thus more unified compared to Team RWBY, who have all been randomly connected together save for Ruby and Yang. Conversely, as this is still primarily based on early ''RWBY'' arcs, Team RWBY ends up being the more proactive quartet in trying to investigate the mysteries in Vale, whereas Team LAPI are often brought in as backup to support their crusades. However, the girls are still set to gain the same united front they are known for originally, in order to [[spoiler:help Noctis fulfill his role in the future, even if they do not know it yet.]]

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* {{Foil}}: The two main protagonist teams are this to each other, to the point where the Chocobros' team name (LAPI, as in "lapis") follows RWBY's (Ruby) gemstone name convention, and fit a RedOniBlueOni color scheme. As Noctis notes, Team LAPI was formed between four friends who have been close since childhood, and are thus more unified compared to Team RWBY, who have all been randomly connected together save for Ruby and Yang. Not only that, but while roughly similar in age, the Lucians have real-world combat experience in fighting the Daemons in their part of Remnant, which Team RWBY lack even with their native Grimm sans the ex-Kingsglaive Blake. Conversely, as this is still primarily based on early ''RWBY'' arcs, Team RWBY ends up being the more proactive quartet in trying to investigate the mysteries in Vale, whereas Team LAPI are often brought in as backup to support their crusades. However, the girls are still set to gain the same united front they are known for originally, in order to [[spoiler:help Noctis fulfill his role in the future, even if they do not know it yet.]]



** Team RWBY decide to challenge Team LAPI to a sparring match and get sent on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle so hard, they feel like dying while the Lucians have barely broken a sweat. While all four of them were talented combatants in their own right, they were still leagues behind their friends in terms of experience and teamwork, with Ignis' BrutalHonesty only compounding this further. After all, both are {{Foil}}s to each other as noted above; when one team has been trained by the most elite instructors in their kingdom and have learned to cooperate since they were children, and the other had only been recently formed between students who had only just recently learned to try and work together and with varying degrees of training that failed to put them on the same level, this could only truly go one way.


** In the sparring match between Teams RWBY and LAPI, which all end in a CurbStompBattle offscreen, Ignis explains the flaws of Yang's combat style by way of analogy; specifically, comparing her brawling fighting style to the Triangle Theory of boxing and bringing up a [[WebOriginal/DeathBattle championship match]] between [[Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog]] and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo]] to prove his point as well as another one between [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Tuhammad Tali and Gore Toreman.]]

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** In the sparring match between Teams RWBY and LAPI, which all end in a CurbStompBattle offscreen, Ignis explains the flaws of Yang's combat style by way of analogy; specifically, comparing her brawling fighting style to the Triangle Theory of boxing and bringing up a [[WebOriginal/DeathBattle [[WebAnimation/DeathBattle championship match]] between [[Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog]] and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo]] to prove his point as well as another one between [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Tuhammad Tali and Gore Toreman.]]


** Team RWBY decide to challenge Team LAPI to a sparring match and get sent on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle so hard, they feel like dying while the Lucians have barely broken a sweat. While all four of them were talented combatants in their own right, they were still leagues behind their friends in terms of experience and teamwork, with Ignis' BrutalHonesty only compounding this further. After all, both are {{Foil}}s to each other as noted above; when one team has been trained by the most elite instructors in their kingdom and have learned to cooperate since they were children, and the other had only been recently formed between students who had only just recently learned to try and work together and with varying degrees of training that failed to put them on the same level, this could only truly go one way.



** In the sparring match between Teams RWBY and LAPI, which all end in a CurbStompBattle offscreen, Ignis explains the flaws of Yang's combat style by way of analogy, using the ''Rock-Paper-Scissors'' Triangle Theory discussion from the [[Recap/DeathBattleS04E10BalrogVsTJCombo Balrog VS TJ Combo Death Battle]] while citing boxers [[Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog]] and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo]] as real life examples. In addition, Gladio mentions two other boxers named Tuhammad Tali and Gore Toreman, which are obviously ''RWBY'''s versions of [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Muhammad Ali and George Foreman]] respectively.

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** In the sparring match between Teams RWBY and LAPI, which all end in a CurbStompBattle offscreen, Ignis explains the flaws of Yang's combat style by way of analogy, using analogy; specifically, comparing her brawling fighting style to the ''Rock-Paper-Scissors'' Triangle Theory discussion from the [[Recap/DeathBattleS04E10BalrogVsTJCombo Balrog VS TJ Combo Death Battle]] while citing boxers of boxing and bringing up a [[WebOriginal/DeathBattle championship match]] between [[Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog]] and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo]] to prove his point as real life examples. In addition, Gladio mentions two other boxers named Tuhammad Tali and Gore Toreman, which are obviously ''RWBY'''s versions of well as another one between [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Muhammad Ali Tuhammad Tali and George Foreman]] respectively.Gore Toreman.]]


* ShoutOut: The narration of the first prologue chapter, which involves flash-forwards to supposed later events in the story, is the same one used from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' debut trailer.
** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''Franchise/StreetFighter {{Balrog}}'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct {{Combo}}''.

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The narration of the first prologue chapter, which involves flash-forwards to supposed later events in the story, is the same one used from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' debut trailer.
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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''{{Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo}}''.

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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''{{Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog}}'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter {{Balrog}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo}}''.''VideoGame/KillerInstinct {{Combo}}''.


** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo''.

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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog'' ''{{Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog}}'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo''.''{{VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo}}''.


** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo''.

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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as ''Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter Balrog'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo''.''VideoGame/KillerInstinct Combo''.


** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as [[Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog]] and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo]].

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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as [[Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog]] ''Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog'' and [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo]].''VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo''.


** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as [[Franchise//StreetFighter:Balrog]] and [[Franchise//KillerInstinct:Combo]].

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** Later, after a sparing session between Team RWBY and LAPI that ended in a curbstomp for the former, as Ignis is pointing out the flaws in Yang's fighting style, the triangle theory for boxing is brought up comparing her style to a slugger, with an out-boxer having an advantage over her, ending with a mention of the fight between two boxers known as [[Franchise//StreetFighter:Balrog]] [[Franchise/StreetFighter:Balrog]] and [[Franchise//KillerInstinct:Combo]].[[VideoGame/KillerInstinct:Combo]].

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