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* DeathGlare: Upon getting to Fria's chamber, Weiss and Ruby run into Cinder with her Grimm arm on full display, about to attack Penny and injured Winter. While Weiss is startled, Ruby instantly puts two and two together and gives Cinder a glare that quickly becomes literally deadly as her silver eyes activate. Intimidated, the Grimm-augmented Maiden blasts off through the roof before Ruby's light can seriously damage her again.


* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, doesn't listen, as he views the debate as "philosophical".

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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, doesn't listen, as he views dismisses the debate as "philosophical".


* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, refuses to hear it, as he views the debate as "philosophical".

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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, refuses to hear it, doesn't listen, as he views the debate as "philosophical".


* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, refuses to hear, as he views the debate as "philosophical".

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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, refuses to hear, hear it, as he views the debate as "philosophical".

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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Invoked by Oscar, who points out that raising Atlas will mean Salem will have free reign to slaughter the millions of people left on Remnant. Ironwood, however, refuses to hear, as he views the debate as "philosophical".


* {{Irony}}: Leo served Salem because he was too terrified of opposing her. When Oscar first tells Ironwood is okay to be afraid, Ironwood tells him he has no intention of ending up like Leo and speculates if the key to defeating Salem is to sacrifice his humanity. Instead of caving in to Salem, Ironwood shuts down his humanity and begins making cold decisions, such as abandoning Mantle to save Atlas, sacrificing the Winter Maiden's life to put the powers under his control, arresting the heroes for opposing his decisions. During his final confrontation with Oscar, Oscar tells him that he's become as dangerous as Salem. Ironwood rescinds his friendship with Oscar, and shoots him. In the end, Ironwood got his wish: he didn't become Leo, he became something much worse.
** James also promised Oscar when they first met and he learned that Ozpin was... uncooperative that together, they would get him to come back. Most of the general's interactions with Oscar this volume were to jog Oz loose, either by mock combat or revisiting familiar places. In the end, he does succeed in making Ozpin come back; right after he severed ties with him and nearly killed Oscar.

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Leo served Salem because he was too terrified of opposing her. When Oscar first tells Ironwood is okay to be afraid, Ironwood tells him he has no intention of ending up like Leo and speculates if the key to defeating Salem is to sacrifice his humanity. Instead of caving in to Salem, Ironwood shuts down his humanity and begins making cold decisions, such as abandoning Mantle to save Atlas, sacrificing the Winter Maiden's life to put the powers under his control, arresting the heroes for opposing his decisions. During his final confrontation with Oscar, Oscar tells him that he's become as dangerous as Salem. Ironwood rescinds his friendship with Oscar, and shoots him. In the end, Ironwood got his wish: he didn't become Leo, he became something much worse.
** James also promised Oscar when they first met and he learned that Ozpin was... uncooperative that together, they would get him to come back. Most of the general's interactions with Oscar this volume were to jog Oz loose, either by mock combat or revisiting familiar places. In the end, he does succeed in making Ozpin come back; right after he severed severs ties with him and nearly killed kills Oscar.


* DoNotCallMePaul: When Ironwood first arrived in Ozpin's office in Volume 2, Ozpin called him "General" and he responded by telling Ozpin to dismiss the formalities between friends. When Oscar realises just how far Ironwood is willing to go to defeat Salem, he states that Ironwood has become as dangerous as Salem. However, he calls Ironwood "James", something he's never done before. Ironwood reflects that only friends call him "James" and that Oscar should call him "General". He then shoots Oscar off the ledge he's on, shattering both Oscar's Aura and their friendship.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: DoNotCallMeSir: When Ironwood first arrived in Ozpin's office in Volume 2, Ozpin called him "General" and he responded by telling Ozpin to dismiss the formalities between friends. When Oscar realises realizes just how far Ironwood is willing to go to defeat Salem, he states that Ironwood has become as dangerous as Salem. However, he calls Ironwood "James", something he's never done before. Ironwood reflects that only friends call him "James" and that Oscar should call him "General". He then shoots Oscar off the ledge he's on, shattering both Oscar's Aura and their friendship.

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** James also promised Oscar when they first met and he learned that Ozpin was... uncooperative that together, they would get him to come back. Most of the general's interactions with Oscar this volume were to jog Oz loose, either by mock combat or revisiting familiar places. In the end, he does succeed in making Ozpin come back; right after he severed ties with him and nearly killed Oscar.


* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is still distraught over Clover's death when the authorities arrive to arrest him and Robyn. When they sit in the back of the prisoner transport vehicle, Qrow stares at his hand, which holds Clover's lucky badge, while Robyn tries to comfort him.

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* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is still distraught over Clover's death when the authorities arrive to arrest him and Robyn. When they sit in the back of the prisoner transport vehicle, all Qrow stares can do is look down at his hand, which holds Clover's lucky badge, while Robyn tries to comfort him.


* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is still kneeling by Clover's side when the authorities arrive to arrest him and Robyn. When they sit in the back of the prisoner transport vehicle, Qrow stares at his hand, which holds Clover's lucky badge, while Robyn tries to comfort him.

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* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is still kneeling by distraught over Clover's side death when the authorities arrive to arrest him and Robyn. When they sit in the back of the prisoner transport vehicle, Qrow stares at his hand, which holds Clover's lucky badge, while Robyn tries to comfort him.


* BequeathedPower: Fria's ailing mental health and poor memory means that while she doesn't remember who exactly is set to inherit the powers from her, she trusts Penny to do right with them. This is the first time on-screen that the Maiden powers have been willingly transferred between two individuals.

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* BequeathedPower: Fria's ailing mental health and poor memory means that that, while she doesn't remember who exactly is set supposed to inherit the powers from her, she trusts Penny to do right with them. use them wisely. This is the first time on-screen that the Maiden powers have been willingly transferred between two individuals.individuals the way they're supposed to be.



** The barrier Oscar manifests to break his fall is exactly like the one Ozpin made during his battle with Cinder in Volume 3.

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** The spherical barrier Oscar manifests to break his fall is exactly like the one Ozpin made used during his Volume 3 battle with Cinder in Volume 3.Cinder; although weaker and only partially formed, it still packs a punch and releases the green lightning that characterised Ozpin's use of the barrier.



* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is in one following Clover's death, as he lets himself get arrested when the Atlas troops come across him.

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* HeroicBSOD: Qrow is in one following still kneeling by Clover's death, as he lets himself get arrested side when the Atlas troops come across authorities arrive to arrest him and Robyn. When they sit in the back of the prisoner transport vehicle, Qrow stares at his hand, which holds Clover's lucky badge, while Robyn tries to comfort him.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Thanks to Ironwood's extremism and his paranoia corrupting his judgement, he stands alone against Salem as she approaches Atlas despite his best efforts to keep everyone working from the same page.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Thanks The volume focusses on the heroes, Robyn and Ironwood all having different ideas about how to Ironwood's protect Atlas and Mantle. When they finally come together to help evacuate Mantle, the truce quickly falls apart once Ironwood realises Cinder is in town, Salem is on her way and Team RWBY leaked intel to Robyn. He orders the arrest of the heroes, the forcible extraction of the Winter Maiden powers, and the abandonment of Mantle to save Atlas. As a consequence of his extremism and his paranoia corrupting his judgement, he loses the Relic of Knowledge, the Winter Maiden, almost all of his allies, and stands alone against when Salem as she approaches Atlas despite arrives on his best efforts to keep everyone working from the same page. doorstep.



* KickTheDog: Ironwood has made increasingly dubious and extreme decisions throughout the volume as the stress of protecting the kingdom from Salem has become increasingly hard for him to carry alone. When Oscar confronts him in the Vault and compares his extremist ideas to Salem, he finally snaps and shoots Oscar in the gut, letting him fall into the depths of the Vault.

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* KickTheDog: Ironwood has made increasingly dubious and extreme decisions throughout the volume as the stress of protecting the kingdom from Salem has become increasingly hard for him to carry alone. When Oscar confronts him in the Vault and compares his extremist ideas to Salem, he finally snaps and shoots Oscar in the gut, letting gut. This breaks Oscar's Aura and throws him backwards to fall into the depths of the Vault.vault.


* HesBack: While Oscar is falling from the Vault's ledge without any Aura left, he momentarily appears to give up until he hears Ozpin call his name. He finds a way to trigger an barrier ability he never knew he possessed, which enables him to fall safely to Mantle without injury. As he falls, he hears Ozpin talking about the power of fear. Upon landing, he asks if the power and memory he just experienced means that Ozpin has come back and saved him. Ozpin states that it was Oscar who saved them this time. Before he can say anything else, Oscar asks for his advice on how to save Atlas.

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* HesBack: While Oscar is falling from the Vault's ledge without any Aura left, he momentarily appears to give up until he hears Ozpin call his name. He finds a way to trigger an a barrier ability he never knew he possessed, which enables him to fall safely from Atlas to Mantle without injury. As he falls, he hears Ozpin talking about the power of fear. Upon landing, he asks if the power and memory he just experienced means that Ozpin has come back and saved him. Ozpin states that it was Oscar who saved them this time. Before he can say anything else, Oscar asks for his advice on how to save Atlas.



* OminousLatinChanting: Dramatic orchestral chanting can be heard in the background during the second half of Penny and Winter's fight with Cinder.

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* OminousLatinChanting: Dramatic When Cinder blasts Penny and Winter through a wall, the music switches to dramatic orchestral chanting can be heard in for the background during the second half of Penny and Winter's fight with Cinder.aerial battle that then takes place.



* SlipknotPonytail: Winter is left so badly injured by Cinder's furious attacks on her that she can't stand, her eye is black and her bun has come undone, leaving her hair wild and messy.

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* SlipknotPonytail: Winter hacking off Cinder's Grimm arm during their fight triggers Cinder into attacking her so violently and relentlessly that Winter is left unable to defend herself. She's so badly injured by Cinder's furious attacks on her that her she can't stand, her eye is black and her bun has come comes undone, leaving her hair wild and messy.


* BittersweetEnding: General Ironwood has gone completely off the rails, Qrow and Robyn have been arrested by Atlesian police, Tyrian Callows is still on the loose, Cinder has the Relic of Knowledge, and Salem is personally leading a Grimm invasion of Atlas. The only things keeping the events of the volume out of a full DownerEnding are the fact that the powers of the Winter Maiden are safe in Penny's hands and that Arthur is in jail where he belongs.



* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: Subverted immediately before the WhamShot.
-->'''Oscar:''' [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Then you're as dangerous as she is, James.]]\\

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* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: Subverted immediately before Discussed. When Oscar and Ironwood argue about the WhamShot.
global consequences of Ironwood's decision to abandon Mantle, Oscar uses Ironwood's first name for the very first time; this is how Ozpin used to address Ironwood, who had insisted on it in Volume 2, stating that formalities should be dropped between friends. Ironwood mulls over Oscar's choice of address, observing that only friends call him "James" and that Oscar should address him as "General", thereby rescinding his friendship with both Oscar and Ozpin.
-->'''Oscar:''' Then you're [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Then you're as dangerous dangerous]] as she is, James.]]\\\\



* WhamShot: Ironwood shooting Oscar, solidifying him as having become another enemy to the heroes.

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* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: Subverted immediately before the WhamShot.
-->'''Oscar:''' [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Then you're as dangerous as she is, James.]]\\
'''Ironwood:''' James is what my friends call me. To you... it's General.


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* WhamShot: Ironwood shooting Oscar, solidifying him as having become another enemy to the heroes.


* ShoutOut: Intentionally or not, Oscar's landing strategy is visually similar to the Icarus Landing System from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution,'' complete with the pose he adopts as he lands.

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