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Guardian Angels Incorporated

    Angel 

Angel Butler

The Universe's Most awkward Siren

A very socially awkward Siren, the head of Guardian Angels Incorporated, and team RWBY's employer.
  • Abled in the Adaptation: She doesn't require being constantly injected with Eridium to stay alive and can move about freely.
  • Action Survivor: She lacks any of the combat experience or ability that her employed teams have, but she can hold her own decently enough through her Siren powers and staying out of enemy fire.
  • Adorkable: Her interactions with team RWBY show that she's rather awkward in social situations, but it makes her all the more lovable.
  • Big Good: She's the main head of an organization the protagonists work for and strives to make Pandora a... well, less murderous place to live.
  • The Chick: Damn near everyone under her employ is an absolute badass, but she's not really a fighter and is mainly moral support/hacking assistance. When she gets out of the Bed n' Breakfast to join team RWBY in infiltrating an Atlas base, she's completely out of her depth.
  • Fangirl: She's a huge fan of Gaige's DIY robotics tutorials. She immediately starts gushing over her when she realizes who she is.
  • Precision F-Strike: She's not one to curse very often, but when she's pushed to the brink...
    Angel: Are you frick-frea-FUCKING KIDDING ME?! I hate this place!
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Much, much more awkward than Ruby. She's also first seen trying to make food for everyone and shyly saying hi to them.
  • Technopathy: She has the ability to connect to any Eridian-based technology. Since almost every form of technology has E-code in it, she can basically tap into anything, which is how Hyperion was so unstoppable in the first place.
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    Claptrap Prime 

Claptrap

Ex-Robolutionary. Current Door Opener.

The last CL4-TP unit and the original robolutionary. He now serves as Angel's assistant and door opener.
  • Adaptational Badass: While still a nuisance and not on the same level as he was during the Elpis incident, his many upgrades given to him by Angel have made him more useful than he was in the games, where he was only good for opening doors, and only barely at that.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In canon, he's overall a major idiot due to his incomplete programming. In this story, Angel gave him several upgrades that make him smarter and better at understanding social cues, making him far less foolish.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When Angel fixed him and his programming, she left out his VaultHunter.EXE program because it was too chaotic to deal with.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: With the exception of Angel, everyone else hates him because 1.) he started a "robolution" that caused a lot of problems and 2.) he's really annoying.
  • Last of His Kind: He's currently that last known CL4-TP model in existence, with the rest having been wiped out.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Unlike in the games, where he's generally hated by everyone and any happiness he gets is short lived, he's genuinely happy working with Angel, which is further reinforced by Angel being legitimately nice to him.

Team RWBY

    Ruby Rose 

Ruby Rose (AKA the Crimson Siren)

A Siren called by her dreams to Pandora.
  • Adaptational Species Change: A human in canon, a Siren here.
  • Blood Knight: Killing bandits is practically one of her favorite things to do. Her reaction to when she learned that bandits and Grimm were headed her direction? Excitement.
  • Blow You Away: She can use her Siren powers to manipulate wind via her rose petals. This is useful for when you need to turn your resident technopathic Siren into a projectile to reach a control panel that shuts off the really annoying turrets blocking your path.
  • Ditzy Genius: She's an expert fighter and sniper as well as a master mechanic who turned her runner into a fucking Wave-Motion Gun, but expect her to ignore practicality, such as spending what amounted to a blank check with all her funds on said giant laser gun.
  • Friendly Sniper: She's chirpy, kind, upbeat, and her primary weapon type is a sniper rifle, which she uses to deadly effect.
  • Mass Teleportation: Using her Siren powers, she can turn herself and people around her into Aura petals to teleport them across difficult to reach areas. This one requires a lot of energy, hence why she carries a Torgue brand energy drink for when she needs to do it.
  • Petal Power: The main crux of her Siren powers is to summon and control razor sharp rose petals that can slice through anything, manipulate wind or objects, and teleport herself and people.
  • Power Incontinence: In her youth, she had trouble controlling her Siren powers, often causing small tornadoes of deathly rose petals to slice everything in the vicinity whenever she sneezed. Her father and sister had to have shields on them because of this.
  • Super Speed: She can move at incredible speeds, dodging bullets and slicing through bandits faster than they can blink.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves eating cookies. The author even jokes that the extra 3 cents on her bounty are from excessive littering of cookie crumbs in public.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Siren: $750,000,000,000.03
  • The Worf Effect: She's a Siren and the most overall powerful member of her team. Because of this, she's labeled the biggest threat and taken out first by the Crusader Mk. 1.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Played for Laughs. She couldn't bring herself to attack skag pups even as they were trying to eat her. She gets over this in minutes, though she has to try hard not to think about how she murdered babies.

    Weiss Schnee 

Weiss Schnee (AKA the Penniless Heiress)

The former heiress to the Schnee Dust Company following Hyperion's "liberation" of her planet.
  • Attack Drone: She's equipped with a stolen combat drone called Kalterwind. Perfect for destroying robots or drilling through the organs of a giant skag.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not her, but Kalterwind is absurdly murder happy whenever it activates.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Exaggerated. Ruby didn't just crash into her like a normal person would. She accidentally ran her over with her runner.
  • Dry Crusader: Thanks to her mother's perpetual drunkenness, she refuses to drink anything that has alcohol in it.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Using fire Dust rounds, she can turn Myrtenaster into an outright flamethrower, which is useful for burning zombie plants.
  • Flight: Her drone also has a jetpack function that allows her to fly in the air.
  • Gratuitous German: Besides the fact that her name means "White" and "Snow" in German (a wordplay on Snow White), her drone is named Kalterwind, which literally means "Cold Wind" in German. Additionally, she calls out her drone's attacks in German as well. She yells out "Kalterwind, attacke!"Translation  when she wants her drone to attack and "Kalterwind, fliegen!"Translation  when she wants it to turn into a jetpack.
  • Like Mother Unlike Daughter: She actively trying to avoid becoming like her mother so she doesn't develop any alcoholism.
  • Only Sane Man: Amongst team RWBY, she's the most stable of the bunch and doesn't come from a life constantly drenched and bandit blood and mutilated Grimm.
  • Riches to Rags: Her in series nickname is "The Penniless Heiress" after all. She pretty much lost everything when Handsome Jack took over her home planet. While she does get better after she starts working with Angel, she isn't Fiction 500 levels of rich like she used to be.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Defying a duly appointed Hyperion Death Squad: $50 and a high five from a Handsome Jack doppelganger

    Blake Belladonna 

Blake Belladonna (AKA the Forsaken Ninja)

A Faunus and former member of the White Fang abandoned on a deathly island for two years. Not exactly the most sane.
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: In canon, the most revealing her attire ever got was frequently leaving her stomach exposed. Here, her casual attire is just a bikini, sarong, and several belt pouches.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She thought Adam was a good catch, so she was clearly doing something wrong there. She even lampshades that she's going to have to admit to her parents that they were right about him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her attire is the most revealing of team RWBY, as it only amounts to a bikini and sarong.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Well, she was trapped on an island with only corpses to talk to, so poking people to make sure they're real is a tendency she picked up.
  • Sanity Slippage: Out of all of team RWBY, she's the least sane of the bunch thanks to two years stuck on a deathly island eating away at her mind. By the time she gets off of it, she's prone to hallucinations (which she used as practice for killing), talking to herself, and invading others' personal space when inappropriate.
  • Screaming Warrior: When she's pushed to her limit, let's just say her violence is only matched by her volume.
    Blake: BEHOLD MY FLAMING FIST COMET, PANDORA! KEEP PUSHING ME, AND I WILL RAIN DOWN AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT DOWN UPON YOU THE LIKES OF WHICH THE UNIVERSE HAS NEVER SEEN!
  • Talking to Themself: She didn't have anyone to talk to on the island, so she sometimes lapses into her own monologues or talks to the closest corpse.
  • Too Many Belts: The only other clothing she wears is a series of belts and pouches to carry items with.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her primary attire just consists of a bikini and sarong, so she's very much this.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Terrorism group affiliation: $50,000,000
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    Yang Xiao Long 

Yang Xiao Long (AKA the Golden Dragon)

A bounty hunter and Ruby's older sister.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: She's wanted for vandalism, arson, destruction of property, assault, and horse theft.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Her main reason for going to Pandora (aside from Angel asking for her help) is to help her sister, who is also on the planet.
  • Bounty Hunter: While all Vault Hunters are this in some shape or form, this was her primary occupation before coming to Pandora.
  • Equippable Ally: When they were fighting zombie plants, she used her flame elemental shroud to turn herself into a large, flaming yo-yo for Blake to swing around with Gambol Shroud.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: We first see her wearing an extremely gaudy Hawaiian shirt while sleeping on a horse statue.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her biological mother abandoned her and her family when she was young. She later found her, only to see that she returned to her original bandit tribe and adopted a daughter that she treats more like family than her actual family.
  • Tattooed Crook: She is a wanted criminal on Tartarus Prime with a bounty on her head and has a dragon tattoo that goes all the way around her leg, waist, and arm.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Vandalism, arson, assault, destruction of property, horse theft: $30,000

Team JNPR

    Jaune Arc 

Jaune Arc

Pandoran Hopeful

A naive Pandoran native who signed up to join Guardian Angels Incorporated... without reading the contract first.
  • Adaptational Badass: He has far more combat skills than at the start of RWBY due to growing up on a large Death World.
  • Butt-Monkey: Yep. Even with Adaptational Badass applied, he still draws the short end of the stick. Expect him to get shot alot and scream his lungs out.
  • Heroic Build: Growing up on the physically demanding planet of Pandora has left him pretty dang ripped. Pyrrha could barely form coherent sentences when she saw him without his shirt.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Courting the sheriff's daughter without permission: $10,000

    Nora Valkyrie 

Nora Valkyrie

First of her name. Queen of the the Boom. Breaker of Legs. Liberator of the Pancakes. Bane of Tediore.

A former Torgue mercenary who used to fight the Tediore expansions. Totally does not have a crush on Ren.
  • Blood Knight: Ye gods, she's the biggest blood knight Guardian Angels has employed. Her idea of a fun night out is spending the night fighting Badassasaurus.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her preferred weapon his her grenade launching, skull crushing war-hammer: Magnhild.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her modus operandi is to blow up whatever's in her way. If that don't work, blow up whatever's keeping her from blowing up whatever's in her way.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pancakes. When she heard that Angel set up breakfast, she immediately asks for pancakes.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Destruction of private property, grand theft {baked goods}, grand theft space ship: $22,000

    Pyrrha Nikos 

Pyrrha Nikos

THE UNDEFEATED CHAMPION OF THE TARTARUS ARENA. (APPLAUD.)

The champion of the Tartarus Arena. She left the arena life behind due to some... disagreements with her previous employers.
  • Adaptational Badass: She was already badass in canon, but now she has cybernetics on top of her original move-set and abilities.
  • Broken Ace: She's an undefeated champion of gladiatorial combat, so much so that Weiss immediately wants to hire her without interview, but she's incredibly high strung and barely hiding a Pandora's box of psychological issues due to getting torn open and forcefully augmented by her employers.
  • Cyborg: She has several cybernetic enhancements that were both forcefully (and yet somehow accidentally) implanted into her.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: After seeing Jaune without his shirt, she went from barely restraining herself from having a nervous breakdown to being unable to take her eyes off him.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: Want to know the best way to quit working for the Tartarus Arena? Do what Pyrrha did and destroy the place while spelling out "SCREW YOU, I QUIT!" in giant, flaming letters at the center of where the place used to be. She even took the time to write out the comma and exclamation point.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Breach of contract: $100,000,000
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    Lie Ren 

Lie Ren

He cooks! He cleans! He kills! He's- TAKEN!​

Nora's closest friend (that she totally doesn't have a crush on) who is almost disturbingly normal.
  • Bridezilla: Considering the dialogue during his interview (that he's heavily preparing for his and Nora's wedding), he's probably a male-example of this. Though he doesn't display the selfishness the normal example does.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's actually prepping up for his and Nora's eventual wedding despite the fact that they aren't even engaged.
  • Drives Like Crazy: A justified case since he was eight years old at the time, being attacked by a cannibalistic psychopath riding a horse Grimm, and he and Nora were fumbling with the ignition. All mailboxes in the area suffered that day.
  • The Straight Man: He's the normal, serious one to Nora's wacky antics in most of their scenarios. Though he can be just as odd as her in the opposite way.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Accessory to multiple crimes {See Nora Valkyrie}: $5,000

Pandora

    T.K. Baha 

T.K. Baha

Can't let life getcha down

A blind Pandora native who offers Guardian Angels Incorporated an Atlas security card in exchange for killing "that rat bastard Scar" for eating his wife.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Scar ate his leg, leaving him with a peg leg in it's place.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of thick sunglasses due to his blindness.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite the trying circumstances he's been through (losing his wife, his leg, him having blindness, living on Pandora, etc.), he's one of the most cheerful and upbeat people around.
  • Quest Giver: He gives Team RWBY the job of killing Scar for eating his leg and wife.

    Gaige 

Gaige Solokov

Anarchy Does Not Require Pants

A teenage girl who ran off to Pandora after her science project killed one of her competitors.
  • Artificial Limbs: She has a cybernetic left arm. She also can't resist the joke of throwing her limb at unsuspecting individuals.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Angel almost immediately hit it off thanks to the two of them being major robotics/programming nerds.
  • The Hermit: She took up living in an abandoned level of an Atlas facility since everything and everyone else wants her dead.
  • Mad Scientist: She stylizes herself as one and has plans to build her own personal robot army.
  • Naked People Are Funny: She's introduced just wearing her shirt and underwear, making for a very awkward first meeting with Team RWBY and Angel.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Remember all those insane security measures topside that Ruby needed to pull out her Runner's BFG mode for alongside a crazy plan to make it all work? Gaige is living deeper in the base. She got past that.

Interstellar Hunting Agency

    Ozpin 

Ozpin

The great and powerful, yadda, yadda, yadda.

The main head of the IHA.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Angel may be the Big Good for the story on Pandora, but Ozpin was the one who saved her from her father and is also directing things behind the scenes to ensure Hyperion doesn't gain access to the Vault on Pandora.
  • Indy Ploy: When it comes to the Vault on Pandora and Angel, he's more or less winging it and leaving it all to Angel. This is because he learned a long time ago that Sirens and multilayered planning don't mix.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Whenever he has to deal with Handsome Jack, he typically pours the contents of a flask into his coffee, since he can't deal with him otherwise.
  • Must Have Caffeine: In almost every scene he's in, he's never seen without a steaming cup of joe.
  • Really 700 Years Old: According to Ironwood, he's over 10,000 years old thanks to reincarnation and resurrection.

    Glynda Goodwitch 

Glynda Goodwitch

Totally not a dominatrix. We think.

Ozpin's assistant.
  • Covert Pervert: She may or may not be a dominatrix, but no one really knows for certain.
  • Number Two: She's Ozpin's second-in-command and most trusted associate.

    Qrow Branwen 

Qrow Branwen

Not a Morning Guy

Ruby and Yang's uncle, a long time professional Huntsman, and an even longer time professional alcoholic.
  • The Alcoholic: He's a perpetual booze guzzler. His first appearance in the story has him waking up from a major hangover.
  • Cool Uncle: He's this to Ruby and Yang given how fondly they talk about him.

    Mordecai 

Mordecai

That One Friend. You know the one.

A friend, acquaintance, and drinking buddy of Qrow.

Hyperion

    Handsome Jack 

John "Handsome Jack" Butler

The Great and Terrible​

The CEO of the Hyperion corporation and unquestionably one the biggest douche-bags in the galaxy.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Absolutely everyone hates him. He's such a massive jackass that every named character has expressed hatred for him in some capacity.
  • Abusive Parent: Towards Angel. Locking her up and exploiting her Siren powers to rise to the top of the Hyperion food chain is pretty shitty parenting all around.
  • Evil Is Petty: He sends death squads after Weiss mostly for fun (and because she had the Hyperion attack drone), and even gives her the lowest bounty price of $50 and a high-five from one of his body doubles as an insult.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He ripped out Jacques' tongue and had him brutally beaten and tortured, which is horrific, but the man's just as amoral as Jack is and was abusive of his family, so it's not like he didn't have it coming.

Atlas

Military

    James Ironwood 

Lord General Ironwood

The Line in the Interstellar Sand.

The leading general of Atlas in their war against Hyperion.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The author has stated that he's not going to become a case of He Who Fights Monsters like he did in Volume 7 and he even places contingencies to avoid such a thing.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has plans in order for when any high ranking military member of Atlas (himself included) shows signs of going too far or becoming corrupt.
  • Insistent Terminology: Averted. He actually doesn't like the "Lord" bit of his title, but he keeps it anyway due to the amount of respect it commands from the old guard.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's very down-to-Earth with his associates. He revokes the bounty on Roland's head and gives him a pardon, as well as the responsibility to get rid of any Atlas superiors who step out of line, himself included.

    Winter Schnee 

Winter Schnee

The Only Schnee Who Has Her Act Together

The eldest child of the Schnee family and direct subordinate to General Ironwood.
  • Number Two: She serves as Ironwood's second in command.
  • Only Sane Man: She's the only stable member of her family considering her father is a corrupt control freak, her mother is a wine addict, and her brother takes too much after their father.
  • Parting Words Regret: She said a lot of things to her mother when she left the family that she came to regret years later. She's able to apologize when she and Willow reconnect.

    Roland 

Roland

Likes a quiet meal after curbstomping his foes.

A former member of the Crimson Lance who killed his corrupt superior officer. He's pardoned for his crimes and hired by Ironwood for a mission.
  • Defector from Decadence: He abandoned the Crimson Lance due to the corruption of his now dead superiors.
  • Nice Guy: Killing his superiors aside, he's a pretty down-to-earth guy and pleasant to talk with.
  • Super Senses: His semblance is a "Radar Sense" according to the author, which lets him anticipate danger.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Given that his Semblance is basically something along the lines of what Daredevil and the various Spider-People have, He ain't dying in this. The author even confirms that the entire reason his Semblance is a "Radar Sense" is to avoid his canon death.

Schnee Dust Company

    Jacques Schnee 

Jacques Schnee

The main head of the SDC after coercing (aka tricking) Willow's father into giving him the company. He tries to con Handsome Jack, with very poor results.
  • 0% Approval Rating: You can count the people who actually like this guy on the fingers of one hand, and even then, you'd have to cut a few fingers off. Members of his board sold him out, both Ozpin and Ironwood clearly hate talking about him, his own daughter actually welcomes his capture and torture, and his wife practically jumps for joy when she learns of his fate.
  • Demoted to Extra: He hardly has any relevance to the plot after Weiss's introduction chapter due to getting captured and tortured by Handsome Jack.
  • Tongue Trauma: Handsome Jack decides to rip his tongue out when he captures him.

    Willow Schnee 

Willow Schnee

SUPER not ready for this morning

The alcohol addled mother of Weiss, Whitley, and Winter.
  • Adaptational Badass: In canon, she never displayed any combat skills. She goes straight to Pandora to meet her daughter and gets to show off her fighting abilities, which are pretty effective.
  • The Alcoholic: Behold, the one person who makes both Qrow and Mordecai combined look like light-weights by comparison. She actually drank so much she needed a liver replacement and can concoct drinks that can incapacitate the aforementioned Huntsmen. To top it off, she says she could handle seven of those drinks before going under (for the record, this is before she got her bionic liver). Qrow and Mordy couldn't handle one.
  • An Axe to Grind: When she gets to Pandora, she brandishes her father's old battle-axe to kill whatever gets in her way.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears her father's old coat while she's hacking away at the opposition on Pandora, which is incredibly large for her frame.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to being given an Insta-Youth, she looks to be in her physical prime despite being old enough to have a daughter in her mid-twenties.

    Whitley Schnee 

Whitley Schnee

Having a Bad Time

The youngest child of the Schnee family. He was sent to Sir Hammerlock to get some positive influence in his life.
  • The Apprentice: He's this to Sir Hammerlock, who also serves as a Positive Friend Influence.
  • Butt-Monkey: His time with Hammerlock consists of him almost dying repeatedly and complaining about it.
  • The Straight Man: Compared to Hammerlock, who takes the life-threatening environments of Eden-6 with a smile on his face, he's far more rational and would rather stay away from anything that would want to eat him, thank you very much.
  • Training from Hell: The guy's with Hammerlock on Eden-6, and the kid ain't a Vault Hunter or badass like his sisters, so it's 100% this.
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