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And remember: nothing bad ever happened. Ever.
Our chibified main protagonist, looking to have fun with her besties. Under no circumstances are bestie resignations accepted.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Canon Ruby was a heroic Plucky Girl. Chibi Ruby is an Entitled Bastard who makes Weiss look tame in comparison. Miles Luna outright describes her as "kind of a little shit."
- Big "WHAT?!": Ruby's reaction to when Yang calls her character in Ruby's Red Riding Hood play a "Mary Sue" is a drawn-out "What?"
- In Season 2 Episode 13, when Blake and Weiss point out how Ruby's surprise parties always, always go wrong:Ruby: Whaaaaat? Whatchu talkin' bout?
- In Season 2 Episode 13, when Blake and Weiss point out how Ruby's surprise parties always, always go wrong:
- Cape Snag: One skit is devoted to her cape causing her problems. It snags on something twice.
- Cassandra Truth: The floor really was lava.
- Character Exaggeration: Ruby's compassionate, all-inclusive nature and younger academic age in the main show has been turned to persistent immaturity seen from little kids, along with an obsession with making everyone her BFF. She constantly whines if she's not the center of attention, she endlessly annoys Weiss even when the latter is trying to study, and she engages in extreme measures to obtain these things (such as hypnotising all her team-mates to give her friendship, money, and access to Yang's beloved motorbike). She even tries to make Cinder her BFF, even though she hardly knows her.
- Her childishness is exaggerated even more in Winter's Imagine Spot, where she's sucking on her thumb and holding a teddy bear, and wondering why she's the team leader when she's "only twelve" (Winter is wrong here- she's fifteen).
- Cloudcuckoolander: She is even more an oddball than her canon counterpart. Putting aside Character Exaggeration mentioned above, when she saw a ball of yarn she played with it like she was a cat.
- Covert Pervert: She yells at Blake for reading "filth", but refused to return the book because she was enjoying it.
- Deus Exit Machina: She can't use her Silver Eyes to defeat a giant Grimm because it's not the season finale yet.
- Does Not Like Spam: One skit focuses on Ruby's attempts to open a pickle jar, ending with her slicing it to pieces with her scythe. Once she takes a bite of pickle, however, she recoils in disgust because they turned out to be dill pickles. In a later skit, she's trying to open another pickle jar that's clearly marked "sweet pickles".
- Everyone Has Standards: Seeing Qrow and Taiyang bicker causes Ruby, along with Yang, to be ashamed of the adults' behavior and apologize for it.
- I Made Copies: She made copies of Ozpin's embarrassing photos.
- Irony: Her Semblance is Super Speed, and yet she has trouble making it to class in "Late to Class".
- Large Ham: More so than her canon counterpart.
- Mundane Utility: She uses Crescent Rose in its sniper rifle form to pill Zwei.Ruby: One shot, one pill.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever led to her having a beowolf hanging on to her cloak. It involved a lot of adventure and zany hijinks.
- Other Me Annoys Me: Actually, both she and Canon Ruby think the other is adorable, but Canon Ruby annoys Chibi Ruby by calling her 'stubby', and then nearly smothers her with a Glomp.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Ruby's opinion of what women want in a man, as she edits Taiyang's dating profile to make him seem dependable and responsible with a wholesome sense of humor.
- Significant Birth Date: The episode "Happy BirthdayWeen" revolves around Halloween being her birthday.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She has a particular liking for cookies and pickles (except dill pickles).
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: In one skit, she manages to find the Necronomicon. When she opens it, ghosts pour out into the room, and when she loses hold of it, it crawls away across the floor by itself.
Ruby's teammate, graceful Dance Battler, and (occasionally unwilling) bestie.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. While Canon Weiss was a bit arrogant and full of herself, she eventually grew out of her haughty persona and showed a more compassionate side towards others. This incarnation, however, thought it would be funny to prank Ruby with a bucket of frozen ice, resulting in the latter getting a concussion. While it was Laser-Guided Karma for Ruby for initially pranking Weiss in the first place, it veers into Disproportionate Retribution since she shows Ruby No Sympathy in spite of the possible concussion.
- And I Must Scream: Upon being hypnotized into being Ruby's "bestie".
- An Ice Person: Which she uses for pranks and for ice skating on a pool (much to her teammates' dismay).
- Big Sister Worship: Loves Winter.
- Brutal Honesty: In Season 2 Episode 13's "Surprise Parties", Ruby wants to throw a surprise party for Pyrrha. While Blake tries to gently tell her that things tend to go wrong whenever she throws a surprise party, Weiss doesn't mince words and tells Ruby point-blank that she's terrible at throwing surprise parties.
- Depending on the Writer: Weiss' knowledge of domestic maintenance varies depending on where the gag takes her. In some episodes, she delights in cleaning and is even shown doing ballet routines while vacuuming up Team RWBY's dorm, but in Episode 18, she's totally hopeless when it comes to cooking, and doesn't even know what Ruby means by "cleaning up".
- Jerkass Has a Point: In "Surprise Parties," while Weiss telling Ruby point-blank that she's terrible at throwing surprise parties is undoubtedly harsh, she makes a valid point considering that her previous attempts have resulted in chaos, including Professor Port suffering a near-fatal heart attack. Blake even agrees with her, though she was trying to tell Ruby as such in a nicer way.
- Mundane Utility: She uses Myrtenaster as a dart in Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and her ice dust to play pranks, freeze over a pool to ice skate on, and cheat at a bike race.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: In one skit, she doesn't understand how to make a cake (they had cake butlers) or what "cleaning" is (although other shorts have her enjoying cleaning tasks).
A teenage faunus ninja catgirl. Is against being identified with cat stereotypes ... despite most of them being actually true.
- Anthropomorphic Zig-Zag: She sometimes complains about being expected to act like a cat, but other times she just does anyway.
- Badass Bookworm: She's the most bookish of Team RWBY, and also a ninja.
- Bizarre Human Biology: She has two sets of ears, one human, one cat. One skit even features her cleaning both sets.
- The Comically Serious: Blake usually plays the role of the Emotionless Girl and therefore gives the deadpan and under-reaction punchlines for jokes. Her 'performance' as the Big Bad Wolf is lethargic due to her lack of interest; instead of pretending to terrorise the grandmother, she tells the rebelling Yang to get back into bed in a bored tone. When Jaune laments his boring role in the show as a minor character who doesn't get to do anything interesting, she barely stops reading while suggesting she can't tell him and Sun apart. When the girls are getting ready for a girls' night out, Yang declares to Jaune and Ren that even Blake is excited. Blake confirms she's ecstatic in a monotone.Yang: We got VIP passes to a hot new nightclub, even Blake is excited!
Blake: (deadpan) I'm ecstatic.
- Covert Pervert: Happily reads what Ruby calls "filth".
- Emo Teen: This is how Winter sees her.Blake (Winter's Imagine Spot): Ugh, all I do is mope. But I'm too young to know how tough life really is. What's my problem? Who knows.
- Furry Reminder: Just about every other gag involving Blake are ones that have her engage in typical cat behavior. This includes hiding from Zwei, jumping into a box while peeking out of it, hating the vacuum cleaner, and being annoyed by a dog whistle.
- Hypocritical Humor: Accuses her friends of profiling her as a cat burglar, just because she is a cat Faunus...and then proceeds to steal stuff anyway.
- Oblivious to His Own Description: In "Super Besties," after Ruby has used Bedtime Brainwashing to force Weiss to spend the entire day with her against her will, and to force Yang to hand over spending money and let her use her motorcycle, Blake tells Yang point-blank that she and Weiss "have weak minds and are easily manipulated"... while she herself is wearing a "back-up bestie" T-shirt, courtesy of Ruby.
- Smoke Out: Does this trick throughout Teenage Faunus Ninja Catgirl, until she runs out of smoke bombs.Blake: Ninja taxi!
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fish.
Ruby's half-sister, a sunny ball of puns and punches.
- Abled in the Adaptation: Nothing bad ever happened, which includes both deaths and limbs being cut off.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her opinion on what women want in a man, as she edits Taiyang's dating profile to make him seem like a dangerous, edgy, thrill-seeking, brooding bad boy.
- Big Sister Instinct: She will punch out anything that upsets Ruby, even a tree or a pickle jar.
- Boring, but Practical: When she runs out of ammo for Ember Celica during a spar with Weiss, she just uses the gauntlets to punch Weiss out.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Winter was accurate when she imagined her saying "I'm Yang! Let's fight!"
- Cool Bike: Her motorcycle, which is occasionally borrowed or stolen by other characters.
- Cutting the Knot: Her idea of a solution to an escape room is a hole in the wall.
- Graceful Loser: When Ruby beats her at chess, she just smiles and tells Ruby 'good game'.
- Ham and Cheese: In-Universe. In "Little Red Riding Hood", Yang clearly knows she's not in a good play, but still takes the opportunity to have fun anyway.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Part of the gag in "Tubby Tummy". Yang is anything but pleased to witness Nora eat an entire cake in one bite, balloon up, and return to normal size with just one burp, whereas Yang just went through a rigorous Training Montage to lose weight.
- Mundane Utility: Her teammates take advantage of the Playing with Fire part of her semblance by provoking her in order to toast marshmallows.
- Pungeon Master: Dear Lord.
- Tomboy: Despite Yang's anger at being called this by Neptune, she definitely is this.
The beleaguered leader of Team JNPR, professional Butt-Monkey, and occasional costumed superhero.
- Butt-Monkey: Even more so than in canon; the number of times Jaune isn't depicted as the laughingstock of the universe can easily be counted on one hand. It's even lampshaded In-Universe during Season 2's "Magic Show"; when Jaune accuses Ruby of making him look bad, Ruby retorts, "You don't need any help to do that."
- I Have Brothers: Gender-inverted; he knows how best to be annoying because he grew up with seven sisters.Jaune: It was my only defense.
- Oblivious to Love: Completely oblivious about Pyrrha's crush on him.
- Pity the Kidnapper: Invokes this on Cinder to get her to let him and Lie Ren go.
- Adaptational Jerkass: She probably suffers from it the most. Whereas she is a little off-kilter in canon, she's still ultimately a nice friend and her crush on Ren is treated more innocently. Here, her love for Ren reaches yandere levels easily.
- All Drummers Are Animals: Serves as the drummer for Puns N' Roses during Season 2, and later beats a kick drum against a Geist's face in "Battle of The Bands".
- Big Eater: Can chow down on an entire cake, get a Balloon Belly, and then burp and be back to normal in under a minute. She can even devour Ren's pancakes by the plateful or a floating load of them in just one bite as seen in "Geist Buster" after Roman's Geist possessed the pancakes.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Her warm-up exhausted Team RWBY, and her actual workout left her team in casts.
- G-Rated Drug: She has acid trips every time she drinks coffee; they're so strong that she slices through the fourth wall and experiences visions of the real world.
- Gasshole: After eating a whole cake in one bite, Nora gets rid of her Balloon Belly just through belching.
- Never Mess with Granny: Her grandmother is "scary strong".
- Shockwave Stomp: "Nora Workout" has Nora ready to work Yang, Blake, and Ruby to where they have "thunder thighs." When Blake wonders why it's not a derogatory term, Nora takes a sumo stance and stomps the ground loud enough to cause a "Magnature Nora Earthquake" loud enough to shock the other three, adding "YOU tell me!"
- Single-Target Sexuality: Toward Ren. Taken to Yandere levels in "Nurse Nora", causing him to flee as fast as he can while injured.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pancakes, especially Ren's. After one of Roman's Geists possessed a stack of Ren's pancakes and takes out Ren and is about to take Ruby out as well in "Geist Buster," a famished Nora looks at the possessed pancakes wickedly.
- NORA: (deep voice) I'm SO Hungry! (devours all but one of the pancakes in a BIG bite—the last pancake is on Ruby's head)
Did not die. It never happened. Nothing bad ever happened. Ever.
- The Bus Came Back: Comes back in "The Fourth Wall", much to everyone's relief.
- Nice Girl: As always. Deconstructed for laughs in "Must Be Nice" when she is struggling to not give Jaune a piece of her mind when he comes up with (apparently terrible) battle one-liners.
- Not Quite Dead: It's initially implied that her death may have still happened in a way where she apparently survived.
- Only Sane Man: Is the closest thing to a normal person on her team.
- Power Incontinence: Unlike in the main series, her problems with control are played for comedy. She erases videos, messes with compasses, and when startled she once sent every metal item in the room hurtling at the culprit (Nora).
- Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Jaune.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Not only is she still alive in this version, one of the first gags and the source of the main page's quote came from an early scene where Ruby wonders how Pyrrha is still alive and the quote itself is Nora's vehement reaction to the questioning.
Team JNPR's token normal member.
- Adaptation Personality Change: While he's the Straight Man to a lot of the Team JNPR's antics in canon and largely The Stoic, he's a lot more emotive and Not so Above It All here.
- The Comically Serious: Ren takes everything he does extremely seriously and goes about his tasks with a zen-like focus — which makes for comedy gold when said tasks include playing tag, pillow fighting, and choreographing a "spontaneous" dance routine.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's not playing along with Ozpin's attempt to disguise a mission to go fetch his housekeys as an epic quest to find the "Artifacts of Entering".
- Oblivious to His Own Description: In Episode 10, after witnessing the Love Triangle between Pyrrha, Jaune, and Weiss, Ren remarks that they can't see what's right in front of them... while Nora, who's crazy about him, is waving a sign reading "Notice Me!" surrounded by pink hearts.
- Oblivious to Love: Has no idea about Nora's one-sided crush on him.
- Best Friend: With Velvet. The two are very close that when Coco finds Velvet depressed, Coco offers to help cheer her up, and she even shows that she will stand up to Cardin for her.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Coco is always dressed for success, whether it be in killing Grimm with her gatling gun or breaking girls' hearts.
- School Idol: Her introductory short hypes her up as one, to the point where nearly every chibi introduced in the show rejoices when she returns. It's to the point where Qrow recruits Winter, Neptune, Ren and Cinder to counteract her... and even then, the former three can't resist her coolness.
An older student at Beacon and a rabbit Faunus.
- Affectionate Nickname: She's referred to as "Bun Bun" by Coco.
- Butt-Monkey: Her rabbit ears are a source of comedy in the Magic Show skit, and she has to endure Sun and Neptune making fun of her passion for animated children's musicals.
- Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: Velvet is very unappreciative of being pulled out of a hat by her rabbit ears. She winds up dragging Jaune offstage by his ear.
- Super Senses: Hearing. Her rabbit ears are very sensitive, so she really hates Ruby using a dog whistle.
A huntsman with a phobia of water and a monkey Faunus. Together, they fight crime (poorly).
- Blatant Lies: Neptune claiming he conquered his fears in "Dad Jokes".
- Cloudcuckoolander: Sun's reaction to being out-detectived by Team JNPR as the "Mystery Bunch" is to start eating dog food, believing it to be the secret to their success.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Neptune always wants to be the bad cop whenever they do this, but is pretty terrible at it. When he tries it, it ends up with him confessing to the "crime" of eating all the pancakes.
- Prehensile Tail: Sun can manipulate a video game controller with his monkey tail.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Neptune is the Sensitive Guy to Sun's Manly Man.
- Unmanly Secret: Neptune apparently takes secret dance classes that Sun doesn't know about... until Nora ends up coaxing it out of him.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Neptune's hydrophobia is played for comedic effect here.
A bully with aspirations to join the real villains.
- Accidental Misnaming: Cinder keeps calling him "Karen". He keeps correcting her until he sees her burn the application paper in front of him.
- Adaptational Villainy: Parodied. His canon self was just a school bully, but here he wants to be a proper villain. However, his reasons for wanting to join Cinder's team all border on Poke the Poodle.
- Butt-Monkey: Anytime Cardin shows up, it involves something bad happening to him.
- Kick the Dog: Once spends a day throwing rocks at animals. It backfired because one of the birds he hit was actually Qrow.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Twice:
- In "The Protege", Roman and Neo leave him behind to take the fall for their latest heist, which leads to the Shopkeeper beating him silly with a broom.
- In "Animal Cruelty", he gets beaten up by Qrow because the former hit him with a stone while the latter was in bird form.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: His reaction to seeing Cinder set Mercury aflame after the latter voiced his complaints.
The headmaster of Beacon Academy, who cheerfully exploits his position to send students on dangerous errands.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In canon, while he does come across as pretty shady, he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist at worst and seen as a Reasonable Authority Figure for the first five Volumes. Here, he's a lot more of a dick for the sake of entertaining himself, including sending his students on dangerous missions that amount to fetch quests, screwing with Qrow's bird transformation so he doesn't have to hear him complain anymore, and setting up a "Battle of the Bands" that amounts to his students in a Battle Royale for the entertainment value.
- Everyone Has Standards: He held a conference with Qrow and Taiyang over something Ruby and Yang did involving a fire and cats losing fur. When the two adults start bickering Like an Old Married Couple, he decides the girls have been punished enough.
- Tries to get Qrow and Winter to stop bickering, with no success. He remarks that "Flirting was so much less destructive in my day."
- Fetch Quest: Sends students on these for personal items like house keys, his glasses, and his scroll.
- Mythology Gag: In the main series, the Relic of Knowledge is a major part of the plot. In RWBY Chibi, it's what Ozpin calls his scroll to make Ruby's errand to fetch it sound more important than it really was.
- Noodle Incident: The faculty costume party.
- Oblivious to His Own Description: He actually is that incompetent as he says he would have to be to not notice sabotage happening under his nose.
Beacon's history teacher with a terminal addiction to coffee.
Beacon's Grimm studies teacher and easily outdone outdoorsman.
Ruby and Yang's drunken loudmouth ... I mean, reckless rogue of an uncle. Loves hanging out with his nieces when he's not busy being the target of slapstick.
- Anti-Role Model: In Season 2 Episode 10, Qrow teaches Ruby and Yang such "life lessons" as "love is for suckers", "rules are for fools", and "it's Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught". He then takes them to set off illegal fireworks. Lampshaded in "Coming Home to Roost"; Blake speculates that he's not the worst role model anyone could have, and Yang admits that "role model" probably isn't the right way to describe him.Blake: I suppose there are worse role models out there.Yang: I mean, he's definitely cool, but I'm not sure I'd go as far as to say role model.
- Big Entrance: Tries to make one in his crow form, but he keeps smacking into the closed window. He eventually has to run into the house as a human and open the window himself before he finally pulls it off (and then Ruby unbalances him with a glomp and he falls out the window anyways).
- Cool Uncle: How Ruby and Yang see him, much to Tai's dismay.
- Fan Disservice: Played for Laughs: Any time he appears in his speedo, the rest of his family reacts with Squick.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Spends a lot of his screen time antagonizing everybody, but clearly cares for the girls. Might have a soft spot for Tai, but probably won't admit it.
- The Jinx: Used to great comedic effect here. Ruby's the only person with the fortitude to stand a whole day with him.
- Noodle Incident: Who could he have dated who was worse than Cinder? Did he somehow manage a relationship with Salem?
- Fans have jokingly (or not) suggested that this was a dig at Winter.
- Shirtless Scene: Occasionally, he is seen wearing only a Speedo.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Winter, and to a lesser extent Tai.
Ruby and Yang's father, and the living embodiment of Amazingly Embarrassing Parents.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: After a disastrous parent-teacher meeting with Qrow, the girls see the need to apologize for his behavior, rather than the other way around (and this was after they were involved in an incident involving cats and a building on fire...).
- Butt-Monkey: He really does have the worst luck with women. Summer's MIA, Raven's a bandit queen, a dating app matches him up with Cinder
- Doom It Yourself: Often falls victim to this as "The Fixer."
- Good Parents: Silly behavior aside, he's a very caring father to Ruby and Yang.
- In the Blood: Now we know where Yang got her love of puns from.
- Pungeon Master: Just like his daughter.
- Walking Techbane: He's terrible at technology.
Weiss's older, colder sister.
- Aloof Big Sister: To Weiss.
- Big Sister Worship: Weiss adores her.
- The Comically Serious: Is clearly unaware that she's in a sketch-comedy series.
- Seen It All: Her reaction to The Hunts-Man's! Magical Girl transformation.Can you break a twenty?
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's largely acting in Glynda's place when not interacting with Weiss, serving as the authority figure for the girls during the Escape Room, working with the other teachers when dealing with the viruses Penny accidentally gave the school, and talking with Ozpin about Team RWBY being "immature".
- Tsundere: Has shades of this in her interactions with Weiss.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Qrow. On a good day, at least.
Ruby's corgi, and the real hero of the show. Ruby just thinks he's lazy.
- Action Pet: He can kick more ass than Ruby herself.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: He's the only character who notices that Cinder and company are villains, and acts to stop them.
- Badass Adorable: He's an adorable corgi and one of the most badass characters.
- Hero of Another Story: Foils villains while the heroes think he lazes around all day.
- Intellectual Animal: Regularly displays human-level intelligence and can follow conversations. He also apparently wrote a bestselling book series. Ruby attributes this to a really good obedience school.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Blake, although they have common ground in their fear of the vacuum cleaner.Blake (Zwei's Imagine Spot): I'm a chew toy.
A mysterious stranger with hidden plans regarding Beacon Academy. No, wait - that's the canon Cinder. This one is a Card-Carrying Villain desperate to annoy and inconvenience our heroes.
- Adaptational Dumbass: In stark contrast to her canon counterpart, who was The Chessmaster, this Cinder is far more bumbling and incompetent, to the point where she can't even immediately tell that two Beowolves are in very bad disguises.
- Adaptational Wimp: On top of being an idiot, Cinder is a Harmless Villain. She can boss around her underlings but doesn't pose a threat to the heroes.
- Ambiguously Bi: While she tries dating men, her dates all go horrendously. When she thinks Coco is flirting with her, on the other hand, she's reduced to a stammering mess. She admits that she's never tried being with a woman, but is open to the idea.
- Bad Boss: Played for very dark laughs. When Mercury voices his complaints to her in "Evil Interviews", she sets him on fire.Cinder: Why is it so hard to find good help? Oh! That's right; I keep melting them.
- Bad Liar: Attempts to get Neptune to help her find the Fall Maiden by awkwardly claiming she's her sister. Even Neptune seems to see through this in his monologue.
- Big Bad: The closest thing that RWBY Chibi has to one, and even then her "crimes" aren't usually that serious.
- Butt-Monkey: She has it worse than Jaune, as her schemes tend to fail in hilarious manners.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Frequently uses Evil Laughter and enjoys the idea of killing kittens, a complete 180 from her canon counterpart, who's a lot better at subtlety.
- Catchphrase: She really likes to describe things as being "Nefarious".
- Devil in Plain Sight: She is Obviously Evil and is awful at hiding it. Nobody notices despite that.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When she sees Mercury talking to a puppet version of her, and nearly kisses it, she is disturbed by it and destroyed the puppet. She also warns Mercury that if he does something disturbing like that again she will fry his "creepy butt."
- Evil Is Hammy: In stark contrast to her personality in the main series.
- For the Evulz: She wants to do evil because she is evil, and hates doing anything if it doesn't involve evil.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Many of her schemes are so downright pathetic that you almost feel sorry for her.
- Inelegant Blubbering: After world peace has been achieved and she can't use her nefarious plans anymore.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: Screams out "NOT EVIL!" when Ruby and Nora bust into their room to greet her and Emerald, covering her whiteboard bearing her "ULTIMATE EVIL PLAN" very poorly.
- Poke the Poodle: Her idea of evil basically boils down to puppy-kicking, candy-stealing, "spam, and online trolling".
- Surrounded by Idiots: Thinks all her henchmen are useless. She has a point, but she's not much better.
- Troll: This version of Cinder considers online trolling nefarious.
- Vague Age: Like her canon counterpart. Cinder appears to be the same age as the other students, but she is also old enough that Emerald sees her as a Parental Substitute, and she needs Emerald's advice to know what "young people wear". At one point she appears to be in Tai's age category on a dating site, but a Freeze-Frame Bonus shows that under "Age" she actually put "How dare you".
- Villain Takes an Interest: Shows interest in Taiyang (aka LoveDaddy) on a dating website, causing Ruby to remark that he really does have the worst luck with women.
- You Meddling Kids: "Curse you, adorable corgi!"
Once a thief and Starter Villain, before dying horribly. Now that he's in a spinoff comedy where nothing bad ever happened, he wants revenge on Ruby and his time in the spotlight as an evil mastermind.
- Adaptational Dumbass: Canon Roman was a crimelord who handled the administrative work for Cinder's plans. Roman in this series is a comically-inept buffoon whose plans typically sabotage themselves.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike his canon counterpart, he appears to lack any discrimination against Faunus, and he genuinely did want to take part in the Battle of the Bands at one point. He also can be a bit of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at times.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Well aware of the fact that he's in a Lighter and Softer comedy series, and he also wants revenge for his canon counterpart's death.
- Butt-Monkey: He realized he fails at defeating Ruby no matter the schemes, dropped his frozen yogurt, and left before he can see Ruby slip on it.
- The Cameo: Appears alongside Neo in one of many alternate universes that Nora travels to in "A Sip Through Time and Space".
- Didn't See That Coming: After a Geist he made easily takes Weiss, Blake and Yang out by possessing Blake's books, Roman sees it about to take Ruby out when the Geist possessed a stack of Ren's pancakes. The only thing was... Nora came in and was SO HUNGRY... and both the pancakes and the Geist possessing them vanished in one BIG bite from Nora.
- Ditzy Genius: He is a genius inventor, but his inventions always backfire in some way, along with all of his other plans.
- Evil Is Hammy: Sometimes bordering on Chewing the Scenery.
- The Grinch: In the Christmas Episode "Nondescript Winter Holiday". Instead of stealing material possessions, however, he wants to steal the holiday spirit. When his heart grows three sizes, it puts a strain on his organs and he's rushed to the hospital for a heart attack.
- Hypocritical Humor: In Season 2 Episode 19, he and Neo set up several scam businesses including selling foul-tasting energy drinks or defective motorcycles. Then right after, they open up an attorney service which fights for people who have been scammed by the very crimes they committed earlier. All of the "satisfied customers" from before arrive to beat them up.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has shades of this. In "Nondescript Winter Holiday", he says that even though he may still try to kill Ruby from time to time, he apologizes for being such a Grinch. (Attempts to, anyway.)
- They Killed Kenny Again: Whenever he gets killed off, often in a hilarious way, don't expect it to stick.
- Villainous Friendship: With Neo. Their segments are full of playful banter and both of them being supportive of the other.
Cinder's henchman, whose gun legs inconvenience him more than they actually help him.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Is shown trying to comfort Roman in the final segment of "Cinder Who?" after the villains lose, which is a far cry from the way he acts toward him in canon.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Canon Mercury was a sadistic, homicidal sociopath who enjoyed wrecking people's reputations and found the deaths of hundreds or thousands of people to be funny. Chibi Mercury, on the other hand, is a bit of a Manchild who's been shown laughing at Cinder falling down a flight of stairs and has a rocket launcher specifically for killing kittens.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His metal legs mean he can't pass through any metal detectors, and the guns built in accidentally ruin the villains vs. heroes soccer game, much to everyone's annoyance.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Eggs Neo to use the death ray on the Junior Detectives in the "Cinder Stalls" segment of "Cinder Who?".
- Consulting Mister Puppet: He has a hand puppet of Cinder that he talks to in order to vent his frustrations about the other villains. He also flirts with it, to the disgust of everyone present.
- Evil Is Petty: Attempts to invoke this after he pops a soccer ball during a game between the heroes and villains, saying that ruining their fun is kind of evil. Everyone else on the side of evil is just irritated that he ended the game before it even started and that he took away their chance of actually winning for once.
- Hidden Depths: He apparently has some skill with the electric guitar, as he is seen in some episodes playing one stylized with his own personal emblem.
- Manchild: In addition to the above instances, he also shoots spitballs at other people, mocks Cinder and her evil plans, enjoys playing pranks on other people, is shown to have at least one Cinder puppet that he plays with, and finds certain words to be childishly hilarious.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to seeing Ruby and Nora with Cinder and Emerald while he has a Kitten Killer 9000 in his hand.
Cinder's henchwoman and resident voice of sanity.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Even putting aside that she's a Punch-Clock Villain, Emerald doesn't actually do anything evil in the series. Her closest thing to an act of villainy is taking part in a prank war with Mercury.
- Affably Evil: She'd actually much rather be enjoying quality time with Cinder than participating in nefarious plans.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this, especially around Cinder.
- Not so Above It All: Takes up Mercury on his offer to have a prank war. She wins, too.
- Only Sane Man: To Cinder, but also to other people on occasion.
- Parental Substitute: She sees Cinder as a mother figure.
- Punch-Clock Villain: She isn't interested in any evil schemes and would prefer to just settle down with Cinder as a mother.
Roman's sidekick-slash-babysitter. She is mute, and so communicates all her snark via Wile E. Coyote-esque signs.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Does this on occasion through her signs.
- The Cameo: Appears alongside Roman in one of many alternate universes that Nora travels to in "A Sip Through Time and Space".
- Catch Phrase Insult: "Dum-dum" seems to be her insult of choice.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Does not like it when Cardin hangs out with Roman to get "villain advice". Sort of extreme considering this is a non-romantic example.
- Pungeon Master: Not to the same extent as Yang, but much of her snarkery does include puns.
- Silent Snarker: She's silent but definitely snarky.
- Talking with Signs: How she usually communicates, to the point where Chibi Neo actually provides the Trope Image.
- Undying Loyalty: Yes, Roman's a dum-dum. She knows. That said, he's her dum-dum, so she will always support him and go where he goes, even if only to pull his bacon out of the fire.
- Villainous Friendship: With Roman.
- Visual Pun: Being mute, Neo talks in "sign language".
A pair of Beowolves going about their everyday routine of ignoring Cinder's plans, chatting around the coffee maker, and murdering innocent humans.
- Affably Evil: They act more like a pair of regular workers in an office sitcom than vicious Beowolves. However, they're still Grimm who enjoy killing and eating innocent humans.
- Epic Fail: Their first attempt to devour human flesh fails miserably, to say the least.Yang: (all of Team RWBY give the pair awkward smiles while Blake giggles) That is a super hard pass. Nice try, "human dudes".
- Hostile Hitchhiker: In Season 3, they try to hitch rides in people's cars to devour the flesh off them. Doesn't exactly work as planned, though.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Team RWBY saw through their disguises instantly, while it took Cinder some time to figure out who really was in her car. They have better luck with Jaune though.
- Suddenly Voiced: A variation; they're the first two Grimm to even speak.
A lisping Geist who rubs Mike and Marty the wrong way, and suffers bad karma in his plans as a result. Voiced by Kerry Shawcross.
- Dumb Muscle: Possesses (no pun intended) some degrees of this.
- Epic Fail: Possessing a pumpkin that gets turned into a pie, hiding in a bass drum that Nora pelts repeatedly ... there's truly no end to Floyd's misfortune.
- Hated by All: Even amongst the Grimm, he's not at all pleasant.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He is so bad at coming up with evil plans to antagonise the heroes that every time he tries, his plans blow up in his face. Examples include him possessing a stack of pancakes to antagonise Ren, only to be eaten by Nora and possessing a Hallowe'en pumpkin to scare Ruby and Yang, but they bake him into a pie.
- Jerkass: Interrupts Mike and Marty paying tribute to a fallen Beowolf, going so far as to snatch Mike's cup and deliberately drop it, waving it off as "flimsy hands". He also calls Mike and Marty "dingos", presumably to antagonize them.
- Large Ham: Despite him being a rude little shit, he's also incredibly flamboyant and plays up everything he says."The nefarious plan is insane, sooooon!"
"Whoops! Flimsy hands!"
"You should wait until I possess a couple boulders! Way bigger than you dingos! All about them gaaaiiins!"
"Smells like evil plaaans!"
(stabbed with a knife) "Ohh, ouchie!"
- Suddenly Voiced: A variation; he's the third Grimm to ever talk.
A new student at Beacon who occasionally hangs around with Ruby and co. Hobbies include watching fireflies, playing games with her friends, and attempting to hide the fact that she is a robot.
- Badass Adorable: Is cheerful, friendly, and among other things, can curb stomp a giant Grimm that took out all of Team RWBY, and single-handedly eliminate an entire team in dodgeball with one shot each.
- Blatant Lies: Insists that she is human. Everyone falls for it.
- Call a Human a "Meatbag": Does this in her first appearance on Chibi. Unlike most examples she doesn't mean it as an insult, it's just part of her being Innocently Insensitive.
- Character Tics: While she looks and mostly acts like a normal meat person, she tends to turn stiffly to one side and space out her eyes when adjusting her systems, before immediately returning to normal.
- Do-Anything Robot: She can fly, has Eye Beams, talk to fireflies, can produce a surround sound system, and her getting a virus causes computers around her to get sick.
- Eye Beams: She has laser vision. She uses it to sharpen her sword.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Via her targeting computer. Unless it glitches out.
- Losing Your Head: Being a robot, having her head knocked off in a game of dodgeball is only a minor inconvenience for her.Penny: Oh, my! This is embarrassing.(everyone else present screams in horror and flees)
- Robot Girl: Played for comedy this time around, which plenty of emphasis on her long-winded Robo Speak, periodically moving around like an old-timey animatronic figure, and aspects like her glowing eyes and Easily Detachable Robot Parts.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike in canon, this Penny never got quartered.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: She speaks fluent Firefly and Cricket.
An old man who runs a Dust shop- and a lot of other shops, when the skit needs it.
- Butt-Monkey: Hilariously so. If his shop appears, it's probably going to be robbed or trashed in some way.
- Grumpy Old Man: Well, he does have a lot out there to annoy him.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: Including cleaning the super-secret vault below Beacon.
- The Unintelligible: He only speaks in grunts and whimpers.
- Eye Colour Change: As shown in canon, Klein's eyes change colour depending on his personality. In addition to Grumpy Klein, Sneezy Klein, Happy Klein and Doc Klein (who have red, blue, yellow and brown eyes respectively), we see green eyes for Dopey Klein, pink eyes for Bashful Klein, and lilac eyes for Sleepy Klein.
- The Jeeves: For the Schnee family.
- Parental Substitute: For Weiss and Winter. He scolds Winter for being too hard on Weiss and not allowing her her time with friends, and reminds her not to forget that he raised her, too.
- Split Personality: Has seven different personalities.
- Unsatisfiable Customer: Justified: Klein's seven personalities all have different tastes regarding food. Naturally, this makes trying to serve him a nightmare.