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'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/c/rwbyabridged RWBY: The Abridged Series]]''''', is, well, an [[CaptainObvious abridged]] [[AbridgedSeries series]] of the popular online show ''[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} RWBY]]''. In the usual vein of abridged series, it’s a [[BlackComedy hilariously dark]] adaptation of the original show, created by [[Tropers/{{stormykopa}} Stormy Kopa]] and [[Tropers/{{indyrevolution}} IndyRevolution]]. Ruby is a creepy SociopathicHero who’s dating her scythe. Yang is barely a CoolBigSis who often tries to get away from Ruby. Blake is an anarchist. Weiss is a racist RichBitch who hides a thick German accent by sniffing Dust (read: drugs). And we're just getting started...

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'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/c/rwbyabridged RWBY: The Abridged Series]]''''', is, well, an [[CaptainObvious abridged]] [[AbridgedSeries series]] AbridgedSeries of the popular online show ''[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} RWBY]]''. In the usual vein of abridged series, it’s a [[BlackComedy hilariously dark]] adaptation of the original show, created by [[Tropers/{{stormykopa}} Stormy Kopa]] and [[Tropers/{{indyrevolution}} IndyRevolution]]. Ruby is a creepy SociopathicHero who’s dating her scythe. Yang is barely a CoolBigSis who often tries to get away from Ruby. Blake is an anarchist. Weiss is a racist RichBitch who hides a thick German accent by sniffing Dust (read: drugs). And we're just getting started...


** The music accompanying the exterior shot of Beacon Academy is the signature ''HarryPotter'' theme.

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** The music accompanying the exterior shot of Beacon Academy is the signature ''HarryPotter'' ''Film/HarryPotter'' theme.


* UnexplainedRecovery: Nora is [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] by Ren at the end of episode 4, and yet she reappears in the next episode with no apparent repercussions. For some reason, not even Ren questions this.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Nora is [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] decapitated by Ren at the end of episode 4, and yet she reappears in the next episode with no apparent repercussions. For some reason, not even Ren questions this.


** In episode five, [[LeeroyJenkins Ruby rushes in]] at a [[BullyingADragon Death Stalker]] while calling out for everyone else to back her up. [[EpicFail Ruby fails to land a single hit]], [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown gets the crap]] [[CurbStompBattle kicked out of her]], and [[{{Jerkass}} her]] “[[TheSociopath friends]]” [[ComedicSociopathy just sit back]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch watch Ruby get beat up]]. The only reason Ruby didn’t get killed was because [[PragmaticVillainy Weiss wasn’t sure if she’d fail the entrance exam if her partner died]].

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** In episode five, [[LeeroyJenkins Ruby rushes in]] at a [[BullyingADragon Death Stalker]] while calling out for everyone else to back her up. [[EpicFail Ruby fails to land a single hit]], [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown gets the crap]] [[CurbStompBattle kicked out of her]], and [[{{Jerkass}} her]] “[[TheSociopath friends]]” [[ComedicSociopathy just sit back]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch watch Ruby get beat up]].up. The only reason Ruby didn’t get killed was because [[PragmaticVillainy Weiss wasn’t sure if she’d fail the entrance exam if her partner died]].


* KickTheSonOfABitch: Regardless of her reasons, Blake callously telling Ruby "to go the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] away" is an ''insanely'' rude way to tell someone to leave you alone, [[SincerityMode especially when they’re just trying to honestly meet someone new]]. Ruby is a [[SociopathicHero morally questionable]] individual who [[KleptomaniacHero likes to steal things]] and has [[CargoShip a creepy relationship with Crescent Rose as well as an apparent weapon fetish in general]]. On top of this, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she needlessly pesters an unwilling Blake with questions about her weapon and whether or not she wants to be teammates]], along with [[PokeThePoodle trying to get Blake to read her fanfics]]. [[ComedicSociopathy So Blake repeatedly telling her off is a lot funnier than it probably should be.]]
** Ruby ends up on the [[CurbStompBattle receiving end]] of a [[ColdBloodedTorture lengthy]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beatdown]] from a [[{{Jerkass}} sadistic]] [[ScaryScorpions Death Stalker]] in episode five. Ruby is clearly heard screaming in pain and begging for anyone to help her the entire time. Ruby has killed people, stolen other people's possessions, dated her scythe, taken drugs, written fanfiction, has pissed off everyone she knows at least once with her reckless behavior, and tried to kill the Death Stalker literally seconds before said beatdown.


--> Blake: "[[DeadpanSnarker Slaves]]."
--> Weiss: "[[BerserkButton Servants]]!"

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--> Blake: "[[DeadpanSnarker Slaves]]."Slaves."
--> Weiss: "[[BerserkButton Servants]]!""Servants!"


* BerserkButton:
** When Roman's men attack the dust shop, Ruby doesn't care they're robbing the store, or even her, until a thug wants her cloak. At that point, she kills him, and the rest of the gang.
** Yang initially tries to reason with the Ursa pair that attacks her, claiming she doesn’t like killings animals. Then she notices one of them managed to [[NobodyTouchesTheHair slice off a single piece of hair]]. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown She promptly beats the crap out of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution one of them in retaliation]].


* BerserkButton: The thug who tries to steal Ruby’s cloak gets killed. Jaune gets fifteen minutes worth of scythe related threats thrown his way just for pointing out she’s dating [[SinisterScythe Crescent Rose]]. Yang gets attacked for belittling Ruby’s fanfics and also for calling her a furry.
** Don’t mess with Professor Ozpin’s speech cards. The only reason the students who did it weren’t severely punished is because he’s [[BigGood the leader of the good guys]].
** Don’t steal Weiss’s Dust. ''At best'', she’ll start screaming and cursing at you in a German accent, '''at ''worst''''', she’ll put '''''your family''''' on a train and send them to Vacuo.

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* BerserkButton: The BerserkButton:
** When Roman's men attack the dust shop, Ruby doesn't care they're robbing the store, or even her, until a
thug who tries to steal Ruby’s cloak gets killed. Jaune gets fifteen minutes worth of scythe related threats thrown his way just for pointing out she’s dating [[SinisterScythe Crescent Rose]]. Yang gets attacked for belittling Ruby’s fanfics wants her cloak. At that point, she kills him, and also for calling her a furry.
** Don’t mess with Professor Ozpin’s speech cards. The only reason
the students who did it weren’t severely punished is because he’s [[BigGood the leader rest of the good guys]].
** Don’t steal Weiss’s Dust. ''At best'', she’ll start screaming and cursing at you in a German accent, '''at ''worst''''', she’ll put '''''your family''''' on a train and send them to Vacuo.
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** [[DownplayedTrope A downplayed example]], but Blake is seriously annoyed when Ruby tries to converse with her while she’s trying to read. She also growls angrily at Yang for making [[DudeNotFunny offensive and tasteless jokes]] about [[FantasticRacism faunus suffering in society]].
** Mocking Roman Torchwick’s feminine appearance generally isn’t a good idea. The Dust Till Dawn shopkeeper making fun of him by offering to sell him a bikini because he looks pretty like his daughter is what convinces him to just rob the guy. Ruby gets shot at for saying his balls never dropped. Glynda calling him Dorothy and Cinder telling him Mercury wants to go out on a date gets him to angrily shout that he’s a guy.


* BritishAccents: Ozpin's voice-actor has one that is quite noticeable, even though the original Ozpin doesn't. Most of the other Grimm also speak with this accent, or various other ones.


** The opening sequence to episode 1 matches Roman's alleyway walk as a parody to MichaelJackson's ''Beat It''.

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** The opening sequence to episode 1 matches Roman's alleyway walk as a parody to MichaelJackson's Music/MichaelJackson's ''Beat It''.It.''


** A time transition screen appears in episode 2 in direct imitation of the ''SpongebobSquarepants'' style.

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** A time transition screen appears in episode 2 in direct imitation of the ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' style.

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'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/c/rwbyabridged RWBY: The Abridged Series]]''''', is, well, an [[CaptainObvious abridged]] [[AbridgedSeries series]] of the popular online show ''[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} RWBY]]''. In the usual vein of abridged series, it’s a [[BlackComedy hilariously dark]] adaptation of the original show, created by [[Tropers/{{stormykopa}} Stormy Kopa]] and [[Tropers/{{indyrevolution}} IndyRevolution]]. Ruby is a creepy SociopathicHero who’s dating her scythe. Yang is barely a CoolBigSis who often tries to get away from Ruby. Blake is an anarchist. Weiss is a racist RichBitch who hides a thick German accent by sniffing Dust (read: drugs). And we're just getting started...

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!!Episodes:
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb-Q-B0pU14 Episode 1]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_kMQjm3_fE Episode 2]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbRCUFHPzxM Episode 3]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WraI6BURwfE Episode 4]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exhEIEY9I9c Episode 5]]
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!!''RWBY: The Abridged Series'' contains examples of:
* AccidentalMurder: Ruby unknowingly killed Roman Torchwick’s thugs with her fancy moves instead of just knocking them out, though she doesn’t actually feel bad about it when she finds out.
* AccidentalPervert: After Yang food-poisons Jaune, he accidentally runs into the girls' bathroom to vomit.
--> Random Girl: “Ah! Get out of here pervert!” (starts beating up Jaune}
--> Jaune: “OW! Hey, stop it! It was an accident, I’m sorry! Ah, stop pulling my hair, ow, ow! I’m a natural blonde!”
* AdaptationalComicRelief: The Creatures of Grimm are now capable of speech. Their weird, stereotypical or heavily accented voices combined with the bizarre situations they get caught up in makes up several of the abridged series' jokes.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The Creatures of Grimm are less psychopathic monsters bent on the destruction of humanity and more quirky animals. There ''are'' still bad Grimm, like the Death Stalker that molests Jaune, but for the most part, they're polite, friendly and have a good sense of humor.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[DefrostingIceQueen Weiss]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Schnee]]. While Weiss was a bit of a jerk early on in the original show, [[CharacterDevelopment she eventually grew out of it]] and [[TookALevelInKindness became a nicer person]]. She also became a huntress in training to regain her family's honor after her father’s immoral (and suspected illegal) business practices damaged the Schnee Dust Company’s reputation. In the abridged series, Weiss is a cold, callous {{Jerkass}} who fully takes advantage of her being heiress to the Schnee Dust Company. She openly abuses her employees, kidnaps Yang’s friends and [[DeadlyEuphemism repurposes]] them to do what she wants, asks Pyrrha if she wants to go [[FantasticRacism faunus hunting]] and takes drugs-[[InsistentTerminology I mean “Dust”]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking to hide a thick German accent.]]
** [[IdealHero Ruby]] [[TheParagon Rose]]. Ruby was originally a very [[TheIdealist idealistic and optimistic]] character who was only interested in becoming a huntress because [[GoodFeelsGood she always wanted to help people]]. Here, Ruby is ''at best'' a [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] [[AntiHero anti-hero]] who has no problem with [[AccidentalMurder committing homicide]] when protecting herself, [[KleptomaniacHero stealing other people's possessions]], getting high off Dust, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking laughing at the misery of others]].
** [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Nora]] [[BoisterousBruiser Valkyrie]]. Nora was obsessed with trying to be teammates with Ren in the original show, but it was out of them being longtime friends and while [[BloodKnight she did have a sadistic streak]], Nora only really had it towards [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Grimm]] and [[TheBully people like]] [[AssholeVictim Cardin]]. Here, Nora has no problem with trying to {{Blackmail}} Ren into being her teammate and seriously considers [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murdering all of the other students]] just so there’s no risk Ren will end up partnering with someone else. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She’s also a serious drug addict]] if her comment about stealing fifty pounds of Dust from Weiss is anything to go by.
** [[BigGood Professor]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Ozpin]]. While he doesn’t seem like it at first, it becomes increasingly obvious from episode one onward that abridged Ozpin is a much worse person than his canon counterpart. He accepts Ruby into his academy, despite knowing she just killed five people, he launches all of the first year applicants into a dangerous forest to see how many of them survive because he couldn’t be bothered to come up with a proper training exercise, he nearly walks away from said event because all of the students (yes, even Jaune) ''actually survived the landing'' and only doesn’t leave because Weiss set the forest on fire and “made things interesting,” and episode four’s ending credits imply this particular forest is a legally protected animal and tree habitat and that Ozpin is fully willing to break the law just for his own amusement. He also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking punishes Ruby]] for [[ItMakesSenseInContext eating all of the cookies]] by [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment halting her character development for most of volume one and two]], and [[DisproportionateRetribution then gives it to team JNPR]].
** [[GoodIsNotNice Glynda]] [[SternTeacher Goodwitch]]. [[DownplayedTrope While not completely obvious]] as she’s mostly just Professor Ozpin’s {{Beleaguered Assistant}} who doesn’t get paid enough to put up with his antics, but Goodwitch doesn’t care about the well-being of Beacon Academy’s first year applicants. She expressed indifference to whether the students can survive their initiation test since they already paid their tuitions, which implies [[OnlyInItForTheMoney she’s only working with Ozpin and Beacon for financial reasons]].
** [[AlwaysChaoticEvil The]] [[DarkIsEvil Death]] [[ScaryScorpions Stalker]]. While most Grimm are given [[AdaptationalHeroism friendlier interpretations]], the Death Stalker Pyrrha and Jaune run into is somehow made to be [[UpToEleven far worse]] than in the original series. The Death Stalker was an antagonist, but it was simply a mindless creature who just happened to have an instinct to {{Kill All Humans}} it ran across and Jaune accidentally provoked it by grabbing its tail. Here, the Death Stalker is a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[TheSociopath monster]] that [[BlackComedyRape molests Jaune]] at [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the first opportunity]], and is [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil all but outright stated to be a rapist]]. The Death Stalker expresses no concern for Jaune’s safety when it tosses him into the forest as part of a contest with Pyrrha to see who gets to keep him and [[SoreLoser attacks Pyrrha when it loses]]. The Death Stalker shows Ruby '''''absolutely no mercy''''' when it attacks her for trying to kill it, and while the Death Stalker is in the right for defending itself, [[DisproportionateRetribution it goes far]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beyond that]] [[SerialEscalation when it injures Ruby somewhere]] “[[ColdBloodedTorture important]]” simply [[ForTheEvulz for its own amusement]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The Death Stalker also speaks]] in a [[AmbiguouslyGay stereotypical gay]] [[DepravedHomosexual guy voice]] for [[RuleOfFunny no logical reason]].
* AllGermansAreNazis: When explaining how her day went to Yang, Ruby refers to Weiss as a "Coked-Out Nazi" and “This Stupid Nazi Girl.” Weiss has a '''''very''''' noticeable German accent whenever she’s not sniffing Dust and her first line in the series has her fantasizing about performing an ethnic cleansing on Beacon Academy.
* AmbiguouslyGay: [[AmbiguousGender While we don’t know their actual gender]], the King Tajitu pair that Ren gets into a fight with, and the Death Stalker Pyrrha and Jaune run into have effeminate gay guy voices and speak in stereotypical gay slang.
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: When Goodwitch is interrogating Ruby, Professor Ozpin comes in and, [[IgnoredExpert completely ignoring Goodwitch’s protests]], points out to Ruby that even though she didn’t stop the robbery, she did place herself in great danger to protect a vulnerable old man from being robbed by committing homicide in the name of justice. [[SubvertedTrope Ruby only attacked the thieves for trying to steal her jacket]] and [[HypocriticalHumor actually stole a pair of headphones herself]] from the same old man.
* BadBoss: Weiss forcing one of her workers to sleep in a freezer and then slapping him when he complains about not being able to feel his face is only the first in a long list of ways she abuses her employees.
--> Weiss: “What is wrong with my workers?”
--> Blake: “Slaves.”
--> Weiss: "'''[[InsistentTerminology Servants!]]''' They're not doing any work cause they’re all stoned out of their minds!”
--> Blake: “[[StealthPun Don’t you like having them stoned]]?”
--> Yang: “Oh yeah, I was really bored, so I decided to share some of your cookies with them and see what would happen… They look like they're having a ''good'' time.”
--> Weiss: “They're my employees, they’re not supposed to be having a good time!”
* BackgroundMusic / ClimacticMusic: The series has utilized a few licensed tracks here and there, but to avoid getting blocked for copyright, have mostly stuck to using original music written by Stormy's band, Eris and the Pantheon. These songs usually appear in action scenes during episodes.
* BerserkButton: The thug who tries to steal Ruby’s cloak gets killed. Jaune gets fifteen minutes worth of scythe related threats thrown his way just for pointing out she’s dating [[SinisterScythe Crescent Rose]]. Yang gets attacked for belittling Ruby’s fanfics and also for calling her a furry.
** Don’t mess with Professor Ozpin’s speech cards. The only reason the students who did it weren’t severely punished is because he’s [[BigGood the leader of the good guys]].
** Don’t steal Weiss’s Dust. ''At best'', she’ll start screaming and cursing at you in a German accent, '''at ''worst''''', she’ll put '''''your family''''' on a train and send them to Vacuo.
** Yang initially tries to reason with the Ursa pair that attacks her, claiming she doesn’t like killings animals. Then she notices one of them managed to [[NobodyTouchesTheHair slice off a single piece of hair]]. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown She promptly beats the crap out of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution one of them in retaliation]].
** [[DownplayedTrope A downplayed example]], but Blake is seriously annoyed when Ruby tries to converse with her while she’s trying to read. She also growls angrily at Yang for making [[DudeNotFunny offensive and tasteless jokes]] about [[FantasticRacism faunus suffering in society]].
** Mocking Roman Torchwick’s feminine appearance generally isn’t a good idea. The Dust Till Dawn shopkeeper making fun of him by offering to sell him a bikini because he looks pretty like his daughter is what convinces him to just rob the guy. Ruby gets shot at for saying his balls never dropped. Glynda calling him Dorothy and Cinder telling him Mercury wants to go out on a date gets him to angrily shout that he’s a guy.
* BigGood: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Professor Ozpin points out that the students are idiots for pranking him when he could probably level the entire school by himself, but can’t exact his vengeance against them specifically because he’s the series {{Big Good}}.
* BigNo: Ruby lets loose one of these when Ozpin threatens her standing as the show's protagonist, as payback for [[DisproportionateRetribution eating all the cookies]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Both Ruby and Ozpin seem to be aware of the fact that they are fictional characters.
* BrickJoke: After Ruby discovers Roman's (rather flimsy) attempt to break her up with Crescent Rose, he declares that he will have to find other means to entertain himself. He seems to have found them later in the episode, by impersonating [[NamesTheSame Roman Bellic]] and annoying Niko by inviting him to go bowling together.
* BritishAccents: Ozpin's voice-actor has one that is quite noticeable, even though the original Ozpin doesn't. Most of the other Grimm also speak with this accent, or various other ones.
* ButtMonkey: Jaune Arc. He gets food-poisoned by Yang and [[AccidentalPervert accidentally runs into the ladies' restroom by mistake]] when he needs to vomit, getting beaten up in the process, gets threatened by Ruby for fifteen minutes straight, is shot multiple times by Nora using Ren’s guns, gets impaled in one of his arms right after coming out of the infirmary for said gunshot wounds, is catapulted into the woods right as he’s about to confess cheating his way into Beacon Academy, gets impaled in his other arm when [[{{Yandere}} Pyrrha]] saves him from falling to his death, then he’s forced to rely on her just to stay alive, which results in him getting repeatedly molested by Pyrrha, then he gets molested by a '''freaking''' '''[[ScaryScorpions Death Stalker]]''' and thrown into the forest by said giant scorpion. [[ExaggeratedTrope This all happens to him in just the first four episodes.]]
* CensoredForComedy: All curse words are censored, although this does nothing to make the series more tasteful.
* ComedicSociopathy: The characters will very rarely be concerned when their friends are in difficult or threatening situations, choosing to laugh at them instead.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Ozpin's [[DisproportionateRetribution punishment to Ruby]] for eating all the cookies.
--> Ozpin: "Your character development will be halted almost immediately for the remainder of volume 1. And quite possibly into volume 2 as well."
--> Ruby: "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
* CoolBigSis: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]. Yang is still Ruby's older sister, and the confident, outgoing one of the group, but she is clearly disturbed by some of her younger sister’s creepy habits and tries to avoid her as much as possible. She acts nice to Ruby but in reality doesn't seem to like her very much.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[AdaptationalHeroism Shockingly enough]], [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the creatures]] [[DarkIsEvil of Grimm]]. Ruby intentionally kills an avian Grimm who was just minding his own business and enjoying a beautiful sunny afternoon. Ruby and Weiss started a fight with a pack of Beowolves after Weiss accidentally insulted them and the Beowolves didn’t even seem that interested in the fight. When Weiss and Ruby get into an argument, the Beowolves simply ask if they need a minute alone and later tell them to get a room. The black King Tajitu head Ren gets into a fight with was just trying to be nice, believing Ren was lost in the woods and the white head attacked him only after Ren stabbed his friend. The Ursa pair did make a swipe at Yang, but she '''severely''' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats the crap out of one of them]] [[DisproportionateRetribution just for slicing off a piece of her hair]] and when the other one tries to negotiate a surrender, Blake kills him. The only Grimm in the first four episodes to be unapologetically bad was the Death Stalker, who molested Jaune and tossed him into the forest and later '''''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally]]''''' beat the crap out of Ruby.
* DeadpanSnarker: A lot of Blake’s dialogue consists of her making witty comments to other people. A pretty good example appears when Yang gets Ruby to try to talk to Blake.
--> Ruby: "[[SincerityMode Hey, watcha reading]]?"
--> Blake: "It’s called, go the [[SoundEffectBleep f(BLEEP)]] away."
--> Ruby: "Oh, err… what’s it about?"
--> Blake: "It’s about, none of your damn business."
--> Ruby: (nervous laughter) "[[AskAStupidQuestion Sooo, um… you like to read, huh]]?"
--> Blake: "[[SarcasmMode No, I’m just staring blankly at these pages hoping you’ll leave]]."
* DepravedHomosexual: [[AmbiguouslyGay Poss]][[AmbiguousGender ibly]]. The Death Stalker Jaune and Pyrrha run into has no problem with ''[[BlackComedyRape molesting]]'' [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] and then tossing him into the forest as part of a {{Catfight}} with Pyrrha over him.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Roman Torchwick is frequently made fun of for looking like a woman. The Dust Till Dawn shopkeeper tells him he looks very pretty like his daughter and offers to sell him a bikini. Ruby insults Roman by rhetorically asking him if anyone ever told him his balls never dropped. Glynda Goodwitch calls him Dorothy. Cinder jokes that Mercury wants to take him out on a date. Lisa Lavender never returns his calls because she doesn’t date guys who wear more eyeliner than her.
* DudeNotFunny: {{In Universe}}. Yang tells a couple of jokes about faunus to Blake. While the first one just isn’t funny and Blake is left confused by its intention. The other two are really tasteless and offensive jokes about faunus suffering in society and Yang pisses off Blake in the process.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The conversation between Ruby and Weiss at the end of episode three sounds more like Ruby is trying to convince Weiss to touch her genitals rather than her weapon.
--> Weiss: “For the last time, I don’t want to play with it!”
--> Ruby: (zips in front of Weiss) “Do you want to hold it?”
--> Weiss: (reels back in surprise) “No!”
--> Ruby: “Do you want me to pull it out?”
--> Weiss: “[[BigNo NO]]!”
--> Ruby: “[[RuleOfThree Come on Weiss, you’ll like the way it feels]].”
--> Weiss: “Ruby, if you mention scythe one more time, I am going to put it through your kidney’s and blow your ****ing insides apart!”
--> Ruby: ({{Beat}}) “[[DiggingYourselfDeeper Can I touch your sword]]?”
--> Weiss: "'''''[[RageBreakingPoint Go find the damn artifact]]'''''!"
* {{Homage}}: The fifth episode of the series is devoted almost entirely to ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]''. None of the characters seem to be aware of the change except Ren, who is quickly told off for not having enough friendship.
** The opening sequence to episode 1 matches Roman's alleyway walk as a parody to MichaelJackson's ''Beat It''.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When Weiss asks Pyrrha if she wants to go faunus hunting with her, she completely misses the fact that Pyrrha is uncomfortable with the subject and believes she’s gaining her trust, even though Pyrrha explicitly stated she finds it immoral and that some of her best friends are faunus.
* HypocriticalHumor: Ruby tries to stop Roman because he robbed the Dust Till Dawn store. She stole her headphones from the exact same store. Later, Ruby calls out Weiss for setting the forest on fire, claiming that it wasn't the trees' fault that Weiss has a drug problem. A few seconds after this, Ruby cuts down a tree with her scythe because she can’t deal with being rejected by Weiss.
* ImmuneToDrugs: Near the beginning of episode three, Ren spikes Nora’s pancakes with enough sedatives to kill half the school… after she already took about twenty-five pounds of Weiss’s Dust… not only did Nora appear to be unaware of this, the drugs ''somehow'' ended up making her ''stronger.''
* ImOkay: Ruby's attempt to single-handedly take on a Death Stalker results in one of these moments shortly before [[ThisIsGonnaSuck said Death Stalker brings the pain]].
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in episode 1 when Ruby fights Roman's thugs.
--> Henchman: (Shoots at Ruby) “I'll get her! I didn't go to Stormtrooper School for nothing-” (is promptly killed by Ruby).
* InsaneTrollLogic: When Pyrrha questions the morality of faunus hunting, Weiss simply tells her that faunus would have basic civil rights if they were people.
* InsistentTerminology: Weiss refers to her drugs as Dust and calls what are obviously her slaves as "servants/workers/employees". Blake often calls her out on this.
--> Blake: "You dropped your drugs."
--> Weiss: "It’s Dust, you imbecile!"
--> ('''later that evening''')
--> Weiss: "What is wrong with my workers?"
--> Blake: "[[DeadpanSnarker Slaves]]."
--> Weiss: "[[BerserkButton Servants]]!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Weiss abuses her workers (slaves), hunts faunus for sport, kidnaps and repurposes people to do what she wants, burns everything that defies her, yells at people constantly, and is all around a very unpleasant person.
** Professor Ozpin often punishes or thinks about punishing people for the slightest indiscretions, and puts people in life-threatening danger on a regular basis for his own amusement.
** The Death Stalker that appears in episodes four and five is a ([[AmbiguousGender poss]][[AmbiguouslyGay ibly]]) {{Depraved Homosexual}} that molests Jaune, who then tries to kidnap Jaune and make him his sex slave, and later [[SoreLoser attacks Pyrrha when she beats him in a contest]] to see who gets Jaune. He also '''''brutally''''' beats the ever-loving crap out of Ruby for no real reason other than [[ForTheEvulz he enjoys it]].
** Ruby steals any items she likes, insults or threatens anyone who makes fun of her relationship with Crescent Rose, pesters unwilling people with questions about their weapons and mocks anyone who doesn’t measure up to her standards, is constantly killing or trying to kill Grimm simply because she can get away with it, and expresses hypocritical standards when it comes to protecting the forest.
** Blake mocks Weiss for her use of [[InsistentTerminology insistent terminologies]], tells Ruby to leave her alone in the rudest way possible, kills an Ursa that was begging for its life, and when Jaune asks if she’s his friend, Blake responds with a, “Oh, f*** no.”
** Yang food-poisons Jaune, beats up and kills an Ursa because he sliced off a single piece of her hair, inconveniences Weiss by drugging her slaves because “she was really bored,” expresses indifference towards and might even support the racist attitudes in her society. Yang is also constantly trying to avoid Ruby, only pretending to like her whenever they’re forced to interact with each other, and Yang makes no attempt to help Ruby when she gets beat up by a Death Stalker, even when Ruby starts begging Yang to help her.
* JustForFun: Every episode is published with a disclaimer in the video description, stating in no uncertain terms that the creators aren't making the abridged series out of disrespect.
* KickTheDog: One of Weiss’s slaves asks her to stop making him sleep in the freezer, claiming that he couldn't feel his face. She slaps him to prove he still could and then makes him fetch her luggage. Another slave asks her for food after having not eaten in three days. In response, Weiss starts whipping him to make him carry her luggage faster, more concerned about being late than his well-being.
** It is revealed that Ozpin knows about Jaune cheating his way into Beacon Academy, yet has no problem catapulting him into a forest to see if he dies. He also does this right as Jaune chickens out and was about to confess his "secret".
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Regardless of her reasons, Blake callously telling Ruby "to go the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] away" is an ''insanely'' rude way to tell someone to leave you alone, [[SincerityMode especially when they’re just trying to honestly meet someone new]]. Ruby is a [[SociopathicHero morally questionable]] individual who [[KleptomaniacHero likes to steal things]] and has [[CargoShip a creepy relationship with Crescent Rose as well as an apparent weapon fetish in general]]. On top of this, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she needlessly pesters an unwilling Blake with questions about her weapon and whether or not she wants to be teammates]], along with [[PokeThePoodle trying to get Blake to read her fanfics]]. [[ComedicSociopathy So Blake repeatedly telling her off is a lot funnier than it probably should be.]]
** Ruby ends up on the [[CurbStompBattle receiving end]] of a [[ColdBloodedTorture lengthy]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beatdown]] from a [[{{Jerkass}} sadistic]] [[ScaryScorpions Death Stalker]] in episode five. Ruby is clearly heard screaming in pain and begging for anyone to help her the entire time. Ruby has killed people, stolen other people's possessions, dated her scythe, taken drugs, written fanfiction, has pissed off everyone she knows at least once with her reckless behavior, and tried to kill the Death Stalker literally seconds before said beatdown.
* KarmaHoudini: Ruby gets away with stealing a pair of headphones from the Dust Until Dawn store and killing five people because Ozpin decides he wants her to attend his school.
** Several students wrote famous quotes from fantasy novels all over Ozpin’s speech cards and ruined his Beacon Academy welcoming speech. They never face any consequences for this despite it being heavily implied Ozpin knows which students did it. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] when Ozpin complains that he can’t do anything to them because he’s the series' {{Big Good}}.
* MistakenForGay: Roman is straight, as shown by his interest in rekindling his relationship with Lisa Lavender. However, none of the other characters seem to believe this.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Off-screen. While Ruby was threatening Jaune with her scythe, he somehow interpreted the conversation, leading to him talking about the first time he caught his parents having sex.
* RealityEnsues: Unlike the original show, Ruby’s first fight really emphasizes the superior strength, speed and skills of hunters and huntresses to ordinary street thugs, when she killed Roman’s hired guns.
** Flying through the air at high speeds and screaming with her mouth wide open ends with Yang getting a bug stuck in her throat.
** In episode five, [[LeeroyJenkins Ruby rushes in]] at a [[BullyingADragon Death Stalker]] while calling out for everyone else to back her up. [[EpicFail Ruby fails to land a single hit]], [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown gets the crap]] [[CurbStompBattle kicked out of her]], and [[{{Jerkass}} her]] “[[TheSociopath friends]]” [[ComedicSociopathy just sit back]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch watch Ruby get beat up]]. The only reason Ruby didn’t get killed was because [[PragmaticVillainy Weiss wasn’t sure if she’d fail the entrance exam if her partner died]].
* ReferenceOverdosed: Episode 5 in particular. The episode has received a mixed response from viewers, especially the ones who didn't get all the brony jokes.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: The main characters watch as Ruby [[CurbStompBattle gets the crap kicked out of her]] by the Death Stalker, although for the viewers it's all off-screen. Nonetheless, it does not sound pleasant.
* SelfDeprecation: The fanfiction-related jokes in episode 2 were penned by and at the expense of Stormy, who is an avid fanfiction writer.
* SoundtrackDissonance: “Boop,” a song from the main RWBY series soundtrack, is an extremely cheerful, silly and upbeat song about how much Nora “together-together” loves Ren. The song is played in the background of abridged Nora’s introductory scene, which has her talking about blackmailing Ren into being teammates, bludgeoning small animals, spiking a Beacon teacher’s coffee with dust, and seriously contemplating mass murder.
* ShoutOut
** A very obvious ''Wizard of Oz'' reference is made in the first episode.
--> Goodwitch: “You ain't in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.”
** Some lines are direct copies of the original show, though they are either to make fun of its usage in the original show, or are used in a very different context.
--> Roman: “Okay! I'll give up my life of crime and we'll be bffs! We can paint our nails, and try on clothes, and talk about cute boys!”

--> Jaune: “Ah, stop pulling my hair, ow, ow! I’m a natural blonde!”

--> Ruby: “[[SociallyAwkwardHero Why would I need friends when I have you]]?”
** Episode 2 opens to Weiss' monologue, set to StarWars' ''The Imperial March''.
** A time transition screen appears in episode 2 in direct imitation of the ''SpongebobSquarepants'' style.
** The music accompanying the exterior shot of Beacon Academy is the signature ''HarryPotter'' theme.
** The words that Ruby was "writing" in is part of an actual fanfiction by Stormy, called ''Kopa's Legacy''.
** Episode 3 borrows a direct quote from Rooster Teeth's flagship show, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
--> Ruby: "Dammit, who's been messing with the scope on this thing?!!"
** Many, many lines in episode 5.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Pyrrha usually inverts this trope a lot, although there was at least one instance where she plays it straight.
--> Jaune: “So...why did we come in here again?”
--> Pyrrha: “Oh, I thought that maybe this dark creepy cave where no one can see us would be a likely place to find the relic!”
* TakeThat: The first episode takes direct shots at the story of the original volume 1, as well as [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow any fans who would take offense to said jokes]]. Surprisingly, most viewers have seemed okay with this, or even found it funny.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Nora is [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] by Ren at the end of episode 4, and yet she reappears in the next episode with no apparent repercussions. For some reason, not even Ren questions this.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: {{In Universe}}. Glynda Goodwitch mistakes Roman for a woman. [[SubvertedTrope Although she might have just been]] mocking his [[DudeLooksLikeALady physical appearance]].

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