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** The designer also admitted on taking inspiration
from the illustrations of ''Literature/ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark''.


** Both Vine Zeki and Elm Ederne allude to ''The Elm and the Vine''. Vine also has similarities to Dhalsim from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Both are Warrior monks, very thing with RubberMan abilities.

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** Both Vine Zeki and Elm Ederne allude to ''The Elm and the Vine''. Vine also has similarities to Dhalsim from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Both are [[WarriorMonk Warrior monks, Monks]], very thing with thin and capable of RubberMan abilities.


** Both Vine Zeki and Elm Ederne allude to ''The Elm and the Vine''.

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** Both Vine Zeki and Elm Ederne allude to ''The Elm and the Vine''. Vine also has similarities to Dhalsim from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Both are Warrior monks, very thing with RubberMan abilities.


* [[https://i.redd.it/xna8ldozi2241.png Neon's outfit]] is a reference to Jolyne Kujo from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean, [[https://twitter.com/ErinMWinn/status/1201242936295473153 confirmed by the character designer]]

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* [[https://i.redd.it/xna8ldozi2241.png Neon's outfit]] is a reference to Jolyne Kujo from JoJo's ''[=JoJo's=] Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean, Ocean'', [[https://twitter.com/ErinMWinn/status/1201242936295473153 confirmed by the character designer]]

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** Joanna's name and imposing appearance appear to reference Little John, Robin Hood's right-hand man.
** Fiona Thyme and May Marigold's names possibly allude to Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, respectively.



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* [[https://i.redd.it/xna8ldozi2241.png Neon's outfit]] is a reference to Jolyne Kujo from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean, [[https://twitter.com/ErinMWinn/status/1201242936295473153 confirmed by the character designer]]


%%** Despite drawing on the Beast for his motif, Adam Taurus' character is a shout-out to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Both are perceived by their peers (White Fang/Villagers) as charismatic, heroic figures, and aggressively pursue a female protagonist (Blake/Belle). Ultimately both turn out to be true monsters of their stories, pursuing the woman despite her clear and repeated insistence on wanting nothing to do with them, and becoming violently jealous of her relationship with another (Yang/Beast).

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%%** ** Despite drawing on the Beast for his motif, Adam Taurus' character is a shout-out to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Both are perceived by their peers (White Fang/Villagers) as charismatic, heroic figures, and aggressively pursue a female protagonist (Blake/Belle). Ultimately both turn out to be true monsters of their stories, pursuing the woman despite her clear and repeated insistence on wanting nothing to do with them, and becoming violently jealous of her relationship with another (Yang/Beast).


* Inspired by ''Literature/{{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. She talks about not being a real girl the way Pinocchio talks about wanting to be a real boy. While Pinocchio's nose lengthens when he lies, Penny starts hiccoughing whenever she lies. Her surname "Polendina" is a yellow mushy food that was the insult used to describe Geppetto's hair. Penny's teammate in the Vytal Festival Tournament, Ciel Soleil, is a reference to the Blue Fairy.
** Pietro Polendina, Penny's creator/father, is a clear-cut reference to Pinnochio's own creator/father, Geppetto.

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* Inspired by ''Literature/{{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. She talks about not being a real girl the way Pinocchio talks about wanting to be a real boy. While Pinocchio's nose lengthens when he lies, Penny starts hiccoughing whenever she lies. Her surname "Polendina" is a yellow mushy food that was the insult used to describe Geppetto's hair. Penny's teammate in the Vytal Festival Tournament, Ciel Soleil, is a reference to the Blue Fairy.
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Fairy. When her father Pietro Polendina, Penny's creator/father, is introduced, he's inspired by Pinocchio's own creator-father, Geppetto; his office even has a statue of a whale on the book shelf that the camera lingers on, which is a clear-cut reference to Pinnochio's own creator/father, Geppetto.original story where a whale swallows Geppetto and Pinocchio.


** James Ironwood is based off the Tin Woodsman. He has lost half his body and therefore functions by means of cybernetic replacements. His surname Ironwood is a translation of the Russian version of the Tin Man. Also, the Tin Woodsman eventually becomes the General of the army of Oz, and is given a kingdom to rule in his own right. Ironwood is both the headmaster of the Huntsman Academy and the General of the Atlesian army. This gives him two seats on the Atlesian ruling council and, as Volume 4 proves, the ability to wield inordinate power over the Council to do things such as close the Atlesian borders and enforce Dust embargoes around the world. Qrow once even complains to Ozpin that he isn't sure Ironwood has a heart, a reference to the Tin Woodsman's desire to be given a heart. In the revisionist ''Musical/{{Wicked}}'', the Tin Woodsman has an unrequited crush on Glinda the Good Witch, and Ironwood spends Volume 2 attempting to woo a rather impatient, but not entirely unreceptive, Glynda Goodwitch.

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** James Ironwood is based off the Tin Woodsman. He has lost half his body and therefore functions by means of cybernetic replacements. His surname Ironwood is a translation of the Russian version of the Tin Man. Also, the Tin Woodsman eventually becomes the General of the army of Oz, and is given a kingdom to rule in his own right. Ironwood is both the headmaster of the Huntsman Academy and the General of the Atlesian army. This gives him two seats on the Atlesian ruling council and, as Volume 4 proves, the ability to wield inordinate power over the Council to do things such as close the Atlesian borders and enforce Dust embargoes around the world. Qrow once even complains to Ozpin that he isn't sure Ironwood has a heart, a reference to the Tin Woodsman's desire to be given a heart. In the revisionist ''Musical/{{Wicked}}'', ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', the Tin Woodsman has an unrequited crush on Glinda the Good Witch, and Ironwood spends Volume 2 attempting to woo a rather impatient, but not entirely unreceptive, Glynda Goodwitch.


* Flynt Coal's inspiration actually originated from Rooster Teeth itself. Specifically, he's based off of Flint Coal, a character birthed from [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Achievement Hunter's Minecraft LPs]]. A character of the [[NamesTheSame same name]] appeared in [[WebAnimation/XRayAndVav another Rooster Teeth production]]. His team's connection to memes and trolling suggests he's also based on the Skeleton Trumpet meme.

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* Team FNKI: two members are introduced in Volume 3; the team is inspired by existing memes:
** Neon Katt is based off the Nyan Cat meme. She creates a rainbow trail behind her, is a cat Faunus (her cat trait is a tail), uses ice in reference to the cat's icing, and has a hyperactive personality. In Volume 7, [[https://preview.redd.it/xna8ldozi2241.png?width=826&auto=webp&s=ced00ec74ea5682742dffd8b64413969592dfedc her outfit]] is redesigned to something that bears strong similarities Jolyne Cujoh's from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean'', a connection [[https://rwbyconversations.tumblr.com/post/189423352116/erin-winn-confirmed-on-twitter-that-neons-new confirmed]] by her concept designer, Erin Winn.
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Flynt Coal's inspiration actually originated originates from Rooster Teeth itself. Specifically, he's He is based off of Flint Coal, a character birthed from [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Achievement Hunter's Minecraft LPs]]. A LPs]], a character of the [[NamesTheSame same name]] appeared that also lent its name to a character in yet another Rooster Teeth [[WebAnimation/XRayAndVav another Rooster Teeth production]]. His team's connection to memes and trolling suggests he's also based on the Skeleton Trumpet meme.production]].


** Despite drawing on the Beast for his motif, Adam Taurus' character is a shout-out to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Both are perceived by their peers (White Fang/Villagers) as charismatic, heroic figures, and aggressively pursue a female protagonist (Blake/Belle). Ultimately both turn out to be true monsters of their stories, pursuing the woman despite her clear and repeated insistence on wanting nothing to do with them, and becoming violently jealous of her relationship with another (Yang/Beast).

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** %%** Despite drawing on the Beast for his motif, Adam Taurus' character is a shout-out to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Both are perceived by their peers (White Fang/Villagers) as charismatic, heroic figures, and aggressively pursue a female protagonist (Blake/Belle). Ultimately both turn out to be true monsters of their stories, pursuing the woman despite her clear and repeated insistence on wanting nothing to do with them, and becoming violently jealous of her relationship with another (Yang/Beast).


** Clover Ebi, the leader of the Ace-Ops, is based off of the titular character from ''A Fisherman's Good Luck''. Not only does he use a fishing rod as his weapon, but he also has luck-based items (a clover, a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe) at his disposal. His last name also derives from Ebisu, the Japanese god of luck and fishermen.

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** Clover Ebi, the leader of the Ace-Ops, is based off of the titular character from ''A Fisherman's Good Luck''. Not only does he use a fishing rod as his weapon, but he also has luck-based items (a clover, a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe) and Semblance at his disposal. His last name also derives from Ebisu, the Japanese god of luck and fishermen.


** Harriet Bree's competitive nature and nickname of "Hare" make her an obvious reference to the hare from ''The Tortoise And The Hare''.

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** Harriet Bree's competitive nature and nature, nickname of "Hare" "Hare", and [[SuperSpeed super-speedy]] Semblance make her an obvious reference to the hare from ''The Tortoise And The Hare''.


** Marrow Amin's inspiration comes from ''The Dog and Its Reflection'', thanks to him being a dog Faunus.

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** Marrow Amin's inspiration comes from ''The Dog and Its Reflection'', thanks according to him being a dog Faunus.[[https://twitter.com/LarissaAngus/status/1193908007337373696?s=20 one of the concept artists]].


* The Ace-Ops, true to the group's PunnyName, are based off of Aesop's fables.

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* The Ace-Ops, true to the group's PunnyName, are based off of Aesop's fables.Literature/AesopsFables.

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