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Professor Ozpin

Appearances: Ruby's Birthday, Field Trip, Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Inverted. He has no connection with Salem's origin in this universe.
  • All for Nothing: His efforts to get Pyrrha to become the Fall Maiden and stop Salem from getting them prove to be all for naught.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ozpin doesn’t take too kindly to the loss of innocent lives. While he may try to be a moderating influence in the inner circle, he doesn’t hesitate to chew out Ironwood when Keter escapes. He also rejects Scorch's plea for surrender and throws him to the Grimm.
  • Big Good: Still serves as the overarching good guy.
  • The Chains of Commanding: He admits that being headmaster of Beacon and basically running Vale is a stressful job. Especially with the recent attacks.
  • Death by Adaptation: He doesn't reincarnate in this series as confirmed in Cold.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: He doesn't know what to do about the Grimm attack that Cinder and her associates let into the city, but he'd rather rot in Hell than let Vale fall without a fight.
  • Godzilla Threshold: He is pushed to his absolute limit when Salem reveals that the office was bugged. He moves to tell Pyrrha about the possibility of becoming the Fall Maiden. He even says that he wouldn't wish this choice on his worst enemy, so you know he's desperate.
  • Idiot Ball: Keeping information on Salem and the importance of Ruby’s silver eyes on the school’s computer system. Keter calls him out on this as he threatens to cut Ruby’s eyes out.
  • Neck Lift: He does this to Scorch just before tossing him into a pack of Grimm.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: If he's not calm and collected during a crisis, you should definitely be worried. He looks
  • Precision F-Strike: He calls Cinder a bitch when she kills Glynda.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Just before letting Scorch die to a pack of Grimm beasts:
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He trusts Ironwood to know what he’s doing when he plans to keep Remnant’s most dangerous criminals, but he makes sure that James knows his screw-ups will not be taken lightly.


Professor Glynda Goodwitch

Appearances: Ruby's Birthday, Field Trip, Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall


  • The Alcoholic: Outright stated when she goes on a field trip with Oobleck, RWBY, and JNPR. It's her way of dealing with Oobleck's... unique personality. When Ruby says that she shouldn't be drinking from her flask around the kids, Glynda brings up Qrow to shut down the conversation, more-or-less confirming it.
    Glynda’s eye twitched as Oobleck returned to leading the students onto the bullhead.
    With a sigh, she pulled out a flask and took a big swig.
    "I don't get paid enough for this."
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She has to be this for Oobleck during Field Trip.
  • Covert Pervert: Played with. While it really is an Open Secret how promiscuous she is, you wouldn't be able to tell with her strict demeanor the rest of the time.
  • Curse Cut Short: She was about to call Ironwood a "stupid motherfucker" for caring more about Atlas' reputation after Keter escapes, but she was cut off by Ozpin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her way of dealing with the crap she puts up with on a daily basis.
  • Death by Adaptation: Killed by Cinder while trying to protect Pyrrha and Amber.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Jinn isn't a malevolent spirit, but she is still otherworldly. And Glynda is one of the many women she has slept with. Oobleck actually respects her for that.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. She outright states that Ilia isn't getting her forgiveness for aiding in the murder of several of her students.
  • Enlightened Self-Interest: She was late to helping Oz, Qrow, Winter, and Daisy with the chaos on the ground because she was busy getting every prostitute in the city to safety.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She was killed by Cinder's sword.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She is still feminine in appearance and she mentioned that she relaxes with "hookers and booze". She is even in the middle of eating a prostitute out in the first chapter of Winter Has Come.
  • Only Sane Man: From the start, she knows how stupid Ironwood’s plan is. She also has to deal with Oobleck and his eccentric personality. Although, with all the time she spends with prostitutes rather than doing something important, you wonder if she's any better than the other more eccentric members of the inner circle. Cinder seems to believe that she isn't.
  • Really Gets Around: She has a notorious reputation of this. She claims that every prostitute in Vale has her on speed-dial, and was with two in Winter Has Come. It was posthumously revealed that she also slept with Jinn. As Oobleck points out, she had a passion for sex, unlike Qrow who just used it as a way to hide how empty he was.
  • Skewed Priorities: When the Grimm were attacking the city, she was with Ginger during the start of it and she spent time getting every prostitute in the city to safety. Even Ozpin is fed up when he hears that.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She does not hesitate to tell Ironwood how badly he messed up.
  • You Monster!: She says this about Scorch.


Doctor Bartholomew Oobleck

Appearances: Field Trip, Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall, Attacks, Bloodsucker, STRQ, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: He says that he has taken tranquilizers all the time and that's why he can stand the tranquilizer dart Ilia shoots at him. It takes a heck of a lot more to finally put him down.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: He had more serious moments in canon. Here, he is comedic even in the most serious scenes.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: He's even more eccentric than he is in canon and incredibly crass. He also doesn't have the help of coffee to explain his eccentric nature. Turns out, it's actually cocaine. When he does get caffeine, he gets even worse.
  • Asexuality: Confirmed with Oobleck's immortal line:
    "Sex is for pussies!"
  • Ass Shove: Implies that he kept his rocket-thermos there along with his drugs.
  • Ax-Crazy: He seems to be a little too excited to blow up a bomb on Salem.
  • Badass Teacher: Able to free himself from handcuffs and took out Adam's Lieutenant with one punch.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: As zany as he is, he is definitely not to be trifled with
  • Bring My Brown Pants: After hearing the Grimm dragon roar:
    "Well, if you excuse me, I just shit my pants."
  • Brutal Honesty: Not ashamed of his love of violence or his cocaine addiction. He also loves to bring up Glynda's sex life and is shamelessly blunt about fact that Daisy and Amber were also in a relationship.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his numerous... "eccentricities," he hasn't been fired yet. He must be good enough at his job for that to be excused.
    Ozpin: You're lucky you're a good teacher.
    Glynda: Debatable!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even more so than in canon.
  • Curse Cut Short: Stopped from telling Ironwood to go fuck himself on the air.
  • Dreadful Musician: He sings songs and plays guitar on the way to Mistral, but the rest of the party cannot stand his singing. When he says his mother said he has the voice of an angel, Qrow points out that this is the same mother who allowed her sons to have cocaine when they were nine.
    Oobleck: [...] I think I should stop singing.
  • Due to the Dead: He pours a beer out at the mention of Glynda, commending her sexual escapades.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene shows just how eccentric and irreverent he is in comparison to his canon counterpart.
  • Functional Addict: He's an admitted cocaine addict. However, he seems to be better off than his brother.
  • Hidden Depths: It is all but stated that Glynda’s death has greatly affected him. He has stopped saying anything worse than bitch since her death, and he even says that taking down Salem was “For Glynda!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A completely insane and violent drug addict and criminal, who has no problem being shamelessly blunt about his friends' personal lives, or annoying them, nonetheless cares for all of them. When Glynda died, while he never says it outright, it is implied that it has taken a toll on him and he misses her dearly.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Inverted. It seems that no matter how tense the situation is, he'll still be comedic.
  • Large Ham: Even more than canon. Thanks to the help of chronic cocaine consumption. It gets even bigger when he finally gets his hands on enough espresso to kill half the city.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: He's clearly about to drop an f-bomb, but he stops himself and changes it to "fudge" when Glynda glares at him.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: For whatever reason, no one can explain why he was covered in human blood after fighting the Grimm.
    "It’s like the popcorn, it’s best not to think about it."
  • Must Have Caffeine: It turns out that his caffeine addiction is even worse than his coke addiction.
  • Noodle Incident: He has done cocaine and regularly done tranquilizers. He has also been arrested several times which is why he was prepared to pick the locks on his cuffs. Also, for some reason, he returns with Port after fighting the Nevermores covered in human blood, something that even Port is confused by and he was there.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Several times after the Fall of Beacon, he passes on several instances to swear. It seems it's a subtle way of showing how it affected him.
  • Pet the Dog: He did genuinely respect Glynda and is devastated by her death. The Road to Atlas confirms that he respected her.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: No matter what the situation, he will always be joking about things. Even when things go down to the Darkest Hour, he's still gonna be making jokes and really living up to the "relief" part of that trope.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • His first line in the series is to shout, "What’s up, Bitches!" casually.
    • After what he says is a year, he finally gets to drop an uninterrupted f-bomb when he says that Amber and Daisy were fucking each other.
      "Look, I haven’t said the f-word in like a year, and that’s what was happening!"
    • He manages to get an f-bomb out on air two chapters later.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The exuberant and crass Red Oni to Port's Blue Oni.
  • Sex Is Violence: Openly admits that violence is the only thing that turns him on.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Averted when they show Pyrrha the Vault of the Fall Maiden. Yes, Qrow got kicked out, but they let Oobleck in. Even as the series undergoes Cerebus Syndrome, Oobleck is still around even in the serious moments.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Provides the most profanity in the series. This is especially prevalent in Vytal Tournament. This changes after the Fall of Beacon.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: He's very crass in addition to being a rather studious teacher. From his introduction, when Glynda chides him for his use of profanity from the opening Precision F-Strike.
    "You’re right, my apologies." Oobleck turned back to the students. "How are you, bitches?"
  • Tempting Fate: He says that tranquilizers won't do much to him since he used them all the time. He notes that it'll take a lot more to put him down. Cue a bunch of tranquilizer darts hitting him.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: He admits this just as soon as Cinder starts her speech to Remnant.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: More one-sided versions of this trope with every friend he has. They’d probably get along just fine if he didn’t constantly annoy them with his bantering, bluntness, and overall insanity. Though he shows that he genuinely did respect Glynda.
  • You Can Panic Now: At the beginning of Beacon's Fall, he contradicted Port's attempt to calm everyone down. Yet, at the same time, he tells people not to trample over people as they rush out of the stadium.


Professor Peter Port

Appearances: Field Trip, Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall, Attacks, Bloodsucker, STRQ, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

A professor at Beacon and trained huntsman.


  • Badass Teacher: Fights off Grimm in the stadium with Oobleck.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He comes in with Team CFVY and Team CMEN to help fight the Grimm running loose in the city.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He has to be this for Oobleck starting at Vytal Tournament.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has to if he must deal with Oobleck on a regular basis. This is shown while working as a commentator during the Vytal Festival Tournament.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: When Raven calls Ozpin's inner circle his "circle of dumbasses," Oobleck tries to defend them. However, Port is bluntly honest about the poor decisions that they have made.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He shows up in the last chapter of Field Trip.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He and Oobleck fight off the Griffons in the Vytal Festival Tournament stadium without a scratch.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The controlled and well-mannered Blue to Oobleck's Red.
  • Straight Man: To Oobleck during the Vytal Festival Tournament. He has to stop Oobleck from telling Ironwood to go fuck himself on the air.


Atlas Workers

General Tropes

  • Take That!: The author doesn't have a high opinion of Atlas, so the workers are not given a flattering portrayal. Alistair Lock is a prime example of this. (See his folder for details.)


General James Ironwood

Appearances: Ruby's Birthday, Pyrrha's Past, Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall, Recovery, Atlas, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

The leader of the Atlas military.


  • 0% Approval Rating: After his constant mistakes and short-sighted decisions, everyone turns against him. Even his most loyal followers. Allowing Jacques to lead Atlas and seeing the destruction of Menagerie is the final nail in the coffin. Even as Blake forgives Qrow, she still has a hatred for Ironwood.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: He makes even more asinine mistakes all out of pride. Many of those result in several unnecessary deaths. And while he recognized that Jacques cared for no one but himself in canon, Ironwood is willing to let him run Atlas while he's gone and genuinely thinks it's a good idea.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Ironwood is absolutely horrified by Jacques' dictatorial reign over Atlas. In Volume 7, he seems well on his way to taking his Well-Intentioned Extremist tendencies to the logical extreme, showing he has no problem with becoming a dictator if that's what he thinks Atlas needs.
  • Character Development: While his intelligence and judge of character still leaves a lot to be desired, Ironwood has nonetheless let go of his pride when his incompetence lead to Keter slaughtering dozens after his breakout, and Neo blowing up buildings and hacking his drones and paladins when she and a group of criminals riot on one of the airships.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: He ends up getting killed by Jacques in this series whereas he was killed during the Fall of Atlas in Volume 8. Ironically, while he killed Jacques in canon, Jacques is the one to kill him here.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Oz doesn't let him forget the Keter incident, but he's willing to give James another chance.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He doesn't seem to have a good grasp of how horrible Lyra is. He also intends to leave Atlas in the hands of Jacques Schnee of all people. Exploited by Salem since she expected him to leave Atlas in Jacques' hands. And once he sees Jacques' genocide at Menagerie, he is horrified.
    "What is wrong with Ironwood?!" Erin demanded. "Doesn’t he know when his troops are abusive psychopaths?!"
  • Idiot Ball: His plan to put the most dangerous criminals in an airship over Vale predictably goes wrong. Making it extra infuriating that he tried to do it again.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He’s prideful and often short-sighted, but he ultimately is a good man who just makes a lot of mistakes. While his plans for Remnant at large are lacking, his individual plans are much more sound and thought out. He gave Winter mandatory leave so she could process her grief, but took her off early so she could avenge her sister. While everyone else is (admittedly justified) enraged at Leonardo when they learn of his alliance with Salem, Ironwood is the only one who (while admitting the Leonardo still needs to be punished, something the latter agrees with) expresses sympathies for his plight, going as far as to apologize when he realizes Leonardo’s family is dead.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He shoots Keter without hesitation. He does the same to Mercury once he reveals where the God of Darkness is sealed.
  • Killed Offscreen: It's revealed in the second half of Cold that Jacques had Ironwood killed along with the council (who may have already been dead before the events of Cold).
  • Mr. Fanservice: Ironwood emerges from the wreckage of his ship with a torn shirt. Unsurprisingly, Qrow is a fan.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Ironwood finally realizes how poor his judge of character is when he’s told Jacques lead a full-scale invasion of Menagerie, leading to a majority of its population being abducted and the rest being slaughtered.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Ozpin still hasn't forgotten the Keter incident.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Ironwood has been ruthless in the past, but he was outright cruel to Neo. Not that she doesn't deserve punishment.
  • Pride: The reason Keter was able to be on the loose for so long is that James didn't want this to reflect badly on Atlas' (and by extension, his) reputation. Glynda immediately calls him out on this. He starts to get better with this in later stories.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He may have many flaws, but he certainly cares about Winter's well-being after the deaths of her ex-wife and sister. She makes her take a mandatory leave to allow her time to process her trauma.
  • Redemption Equals Death: A non-villainous case. Not long after realizing what his mistakes had led to and his plan to correct them, upon returning to Atlas, Ironwood is taken and executed by Jacques.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He starts strangling Neo after finding out that she slaughtered his guards in such a macabre fashion.


Winter Schnee

Appearances: Winter Has Come (obviously), Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall, Recovery, Atlas, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

An Atlas specialist and Weiss' older sister.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: She had to watch the woman she loved die while trying to save her. And she is a mess after learning that her sister was killed.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her cold and strict demeanor with Weiss is not seen here. She's even the one calling Weiss out for being an Ice Queen. She's not nice to Qrow and Daisy, but you can probably see why she wouldn't like them. Although, it's later revealed that she still loved Daisy deep down.
  • Adult Fear: She worries that Weiss has been injured or killed when she sees Ruby's silver eyes activating. Unfortunately, her fears were confirmed.
  • Amicable Exes: Not at all with Daisy. They are willing to swallow their differences and work together, but she is still furious over what happened. In the end, however, she still loved Daisy under all of her anger.
  • Broken Bird: Watching her ex-wife die and learning of her sister's death have left her shattered.
  • Character Development: Losing Daisy, and living with the knowledge that Daisy died never knowing Winter still loved her has caused her to let go of her anger (as justifiable as it may have been) and burying the hatchet with Qrow.
  • Composite Character: Since Weiss dies in this series, Winter gets the Atlas arc after the Fall of Beacon.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Weiss, who thinks she is "absolutely amazing."
  • Covert Pervert: She never really showed any signs of being perverted in any way, but the fact that she slept with Jinn shows that this side of her exists.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Atlas shows that it's much worse than anything implied on the series.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Jinn isn't a malevolent spirit, but she is still otherworldly. And Winter is one of the many women she has slept with. And she did it while she was drunk.
  • Forgiveness: After all the years of hating Qrow and Daisy for what happened, she realizes that all the hate she felt for them wasn't worth it. She's especially devastated when she knows Daisy died thinking she hated her. So, after Qrow sincerely apologizes for it and seeing how much grief his family is giving him at the moment, she forgives him and they begin to reconcile.
  • Guile Hero: She manages to get a cop to let her into an investigation based on quick thinking and using the officer's admiration of her to her advantage.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She tries to do this for a mother and child that she and Daisy just saved when the drones aim their guns at them. Daisy did it for all three of them.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: When she points a sword at Lionheart's neck and calls a traitor for prioritizing his family's lives over millions of others, he says that he wonders if she'd do the same if they had Weiss. Winter immediately backs down suggesting that he isn't wrong.
  • If Only You Knew: She is heartbroken to know that Weiss has her whole future with Pyrrha planned out when she might have to become the Fall Maiden and leave Weiss for good.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Leaves the Wendigo at the mercy of her summons as he begs for undeserved mercy.
    • She stabs Salem in the back after the latter loses her powers.
  • Nice Girl: Ultimately. This Winter is openly sweet, compassionate, and supportive. While angry and spiteful towards Qrow and Daisy, it is rather justified, and she stilled loved Daisy in the end. After the loss, she buries the hatchet with Qrow to avoid them not being on good terms if either of them were to die.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • Of all people, she is the one who drops the first uninterrupted f-bomb in the series.
    • While in shock from the grief of revealing that Weiss is dead, she quietly asks Qrow if he's fucking with her.
  • Private Detective: She becomes this in all but name during Atlas to keep her mind off her grief from Daisy and Weiss' deaths.
  • Sex for Solace: After her divorce with Daisy, she drunkenly summoned Jinn and slept with her.
  • Stepford Snarker: Her way of dealing with Jacques' emotional abuse. She often directs snide remarks towards him and how terrible of a person he is.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She gives the sugar personality to Weiss and her friends, but the ice is given to Daisy and Qrow since the former cheated on her with the latter. However, deep down, she still loved Daisy as she admits after she makes a Heroic Sacrifice for her. She cares about Klein and Whitley, but acts defiantly towards Jacques.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She retires her old sword and begins to use Myrtenaster in memory of Weiss. Winter even says she uses it in memory of this person.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: After seeing that Weiss was killed, she takes Myrtenaster from Qrow and goes to the ground to curl up in this position.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Attempted, subverted, and Deconstructed. After burying the hatchet with Qrow, she seems to try and have a rather jabbing relationship with him, but since his emotional state at that moment wasn’t good, she immediately backpedals, apologizes for the jab, and decides to have a more supportive friendship with him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She doesn't hesitate to call Ironwood out on his decision to leave Jacques Schnee in charge of Atlas.
  • Working with the Ex: And the guy her ex was sleeping with. It doesn't help that they're supposed to be protecting the girl Daisy was dating after the marriage fell apart.


Ciel Solei

Appearances: Vytal Tournament, Atlas, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

One of Ironwood's soldiers.




Alistair Lock

Appearances: Ruby's Birthday

An Atlas guard on Ironwood's prison airship.


  • The Comically Serious: The fact that he doesn't understand Keter's jokes is one source of comedy.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: This man is who is directly responsible for letting Keter out all thanks to a bunch of idiotic decisions.
  • Too Dumb to Live: This should be common sense, but do not trust a deranged Serial Killer with such personal information (i.e., your full name, your family, where they live). Also, don't trust a word they say when they ask you to unlock their handcuffs since they could be lying to make you let them go.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Thanks to his own incompetence, his family was killed.


Officer Nebula Violette

Appearances: Atlas

An Atlas cop who Winter meets about the deaths of a family.


  • Age Lift: She was a student at beacon in canon. Here, she's a police officer, so she'd obviously be older.
  • Broken Pedestal: She did not appreciate being used by Winter since it could've gotten her fired.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: She gains her respect for Winter again after the latter saves her life. So much so that they're dating in the epilogue.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Winter manipulates her into thinking that she was on duty when she was supposed to be on mandatory leave.


Dr. Jameson Jekyde Oobleck

Appearances: Atlas, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

A coroner in the Atlas Police Department and Dr. Bartholomew Oobleck's brother.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's still employed despite his eccentric nature (and apparent cocaine addiction). The Ooblecks must have some exceptional skill. Deconstructed when it's revealed that of all the babies he has delivered, he has been sued for three of them. However, with the Noodle Implements he was describing, it's probably more surprising that it's only three.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Thanks to the fact that he and Bartholomew started using cocaine when they were nine because speed wasn't doing it for them anymore.
  • The Coroner: His job. Lord knows why he even has it.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Death by acid is a rough way to go.
  • The Ditz: He thought that summoning Jinn meant summoning hard liquor and couldn't help but stare at Jinn's breasts when they bounced. Even his brother sees this about him.
  • Face Death with Dignity/Defiant to the End: He doesn't let Jacques have the full satisfaction for killing him. Instead, he threatens to take down as many soldiers as he can before being told that’s not how he’s going to be killed. And as he's being killed by the acid, he stares Jacques down the whole time.
  • The Insomniac: When Ironwood asks if everyone had a good sleep, Jameson is genuinely confused as to what that is. Probably justified with the number and amount of drugs he does.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Just as insane, incompetent, and violent as his brother, but loves him dearly, and does genuinely want to help people with his medical license (as much as he really doesn’t deserve it).
  • Manchild: He childishly giggles as Jinn's breasts bouncing, leading to Bartholomew to give him a Dope Slap. (It was on Qrow's orders, but Oobleck didn't even hesitate.)
  • Noodle Implements: He's using fifteen pounds of cocaine, a unicycle, and a katana... for a C-section.note 
  • Pet the Dog: He consoles Ciel as they're about to be executed.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He suffers from this. Jacques has him executed along with Ciel in Cold.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Takes this position from Oobleck after the latter quit saying the more crass words in the English language.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Much to Winter's chagrin, he's just as psychotic as his brother.
  • Shout-Out: His middle name is possibly one to Jekyll & Hyde. The resemblance is rather uncanny for it to be an accident.

Additional Members of Ozpin's Inner Circle


Qrow Branwen

Appearances: Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Beacon's Fall, Recovery, Attacks, Bloodsucker, STRQ, Haven, The Road to Atlas, Cold

A former teacher at Signal and the alcoholic uncle of Ruby and Yang.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Even Ruby hates him for what he did. Thankfully subverted when Winter decides to forgive him. Subverted further when he allows Jinn to explain everything. Aside from Yang, everyone who previously held a grudge against him for keeping secrets starts to respect him again and apologizes for how they acted towards him.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's much more abrasive and callous than he is in canon. He's still a Jerk with a Heart of Gold (see that trope below), but the "Jerk" part is much more substantial. However...
  • Adaptational Sexuality: He is bisexual in this series. In canon, he has only shown attraction to women.
  • The Alcoholic: Even more of a belligerent drunk in this series. Stops being played for laughs when it's revealed that he started drinking after he had to lie to Summer about the circumstances around Tai's death.
  • The Atoner: After all the pain he ended up causing to his family by keeping the secrets he did for Ozpin, he is on the road to try and make amends for all he has done.
  • Break the Haughty: Everything falls apart for him after the Fall of Beacon, his family has rejected him (even Ruby), and the loss of Daisy (who he is revealed to have actually cared very much for) has taken its toll on him. Thankfully, and he has started to get better because of it.
  • Brutal Honesty: Deconstructed. When he bluntly tells Yang that Raven (her mother) doesn’t care about her and won’t help her, this causes Yang to break down, Summer and Blake to get pissed at him, and for him to feel incredibly guilty for being too forward.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a sleazy, alcoholic, belligerent jerk who even Ozpin notes isn't a good person. But when things need to be done, he makes sure that people in charge get the information they need. His tone becomes more serious when he mentions the attacks on the CCT towers. However, when part of your job is keeping secrets, getting hammered isn't a good way to keep them. This is how Nora catches wind of Salem when he's drinking excessively after the Fall of Beacon.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • His alcoholism was played for laughs in the beginning. As the story goes on, it stops being funny and becomes clear that it's a coping mechanism for a broken man. This trope is in full effect when he reveals that his first drink was after he had to lie to Summer about Tai's death.
    • His promiscuity is also put in this light since he admits that it is one way covering up how empty he is on the inside. And his sleeping with Daisy was a way of hitting Atlas' pride, something Winter had nothing to do with.
  • Character Development: After the fall of Beacon, Qrow has undergone some serious Break the Haughty, and as a result, apologized to Winter for what he did to her marriage, pouring out his flask and tossing it on the floor, and giving up his lecherous attitude so he can stop feeling empty inside.
  • Composite Character: He is the one who cut off Tyrian's tail, not Ruby.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At least every other line from this man is some snide remark.
  • Decomposite Character: He's not the one who saves Amber from Cinder and her crew.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of pretty much every character trope Qrow has in canon is turned on its head here, showing what an alcoholic, belligerent jerk being a member of a secret society fighting for humanity would really be like.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After the Fall of Beacon, he does this even more than he does in canon. It is revealed that his first drink was after he had to lie to Summer about the circumstances surrounding Tai's death.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: He takes a good, long look at Ironwood after his Clothing Damage.
    "You know, you should dress like that more often."
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's not very well-liked among Ozpin's inner circle. Not even by the woman he slept with in the past.
  • Going Cold Turkey: A big point in his Character Development. After he talks about how his drinking was a way of coping, he dumps his flask out and swears off alcohol. Too bad he spilled it on the Oobleck brothers...
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the past, he was part of a Bandit Clan, but he left that life.
  • Jerkass: From sleeping with Winter's wife to antagonizing her about it, he is a thoroughly unpleasant individual. Even Ruby acknowledges his faults.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he still shows affection for Ruby. He's a little disappointed when she sees that he got himself in trouble. He also takes his job of protecting Vale seriously. He even tries to console Winter after Daisy's Heroic Sacrifice, despite the fact that she blows him off out of rage. But while his heart of gold is there, one can’t ignore the jerk part either. From his first appearance, Qrow is shown to feel incredibly guilty whenever Ruby or the other members of his family see his less-than-pleasant attitude. Comes to a head after the Fall of Beacon and the revelation he’s been hiding secrets from them, every time he says or does something jerkish his family gets more and more pissed at him, and he realizes he needs to drop this attitude if he ever has a chance of reconciling with any of them. Winter finally admits that she knew that he was a good man deep down and they begin their path to reconciling.
  • Likes Older Men: He hits on Ozpin while admitting this.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He has this reaction when he realizes that him drinking is what led to Nora finding out about Salem and taking Ruby with her.
  • Nice Guy: Towards his family, or, at least, he tries to be. After earning her forgiveness, Winter assures him he can become this and show the world how much of a good man he truly is.
  • Really Gets Around: Ruby notes that he's a serial homewrecker, and gender doesn't restrict him. Deconstructed, as he later admits all of this was an attempt to avoid feeling empty on the inside.
  • Secret Keeper: The number of secrets he has kept for Ozpin is finally catching up to him after the Fall of Beacon. No one in his family trusts him anymore and Summer says to never show his face around their family ever again after they rescue Ruby.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being shunned by his family for keeping secrets, Winter finally decides to forgive him after he apologizes for what happened with Daisy. In the next story when he allows Jinn to explain everything, everyone (sans Yang) apologizes for the way they acted. In Yang's case, she's still angry, but she appreciates that he allowed the truth to be known.



Appearances: Winter Has Come, Vytal Tournament, Evil's Past, Beacon's Fall

Winter's ex-wife.


  • Amicable Exes: Not at all with Winter. They are willing to swallow their differences and work together, Winter won't make nice with Daisy.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Qrow have hooked up before and there are undertones of this whenever they talk.
  • Decomposite Character: She's the one who saves Amber from Cinder and co. Not Qrow.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When the drones turn after Neo hijacks them, she jumps in front of Winter, who was intending to do this to the mother and child they just saved.
  • Only One Name: Her last name has not been revealed.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: She doesn't appreciate the insinuations that she and Qrow are still screwing each other.
  • Working with the Ex: Twice over since she has to work with her ex-wife and Qrow, and their dialog implies that the relationship with him has since ended.

    Former member (Spoilers

Tyrian Callows

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Walking Spoiler

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Appearances: Vytal Tournament, Evil's Past, Beacon's Fall

The current Fall Maiden who was attacked and left in a coma.


  • Living MacGuffin: And keeping her alive long enough to get Pyrrha the powers is crucial.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: She was talking about a moment she did this to a girl who tried to hit on her.
  • So Happy Together: She and Daisy were so happy together. Then Cinder happened…
  • Vague Age: She is said to look about 25, but it isn't confirmed. However, the fact that she was dating Daisy (who can be assumed was approximately the same age as Winter), that's most likely how old she is in this series.
  • Walking Spoiler: She was this in canon and she's still this now. Ironically, she won't be walking anywhere.

Haven Academy


Leonardo Lionheart

Appearances: Salem's Arrival, The Ring, Haven

The headmaster of Haven Academy and an unwilling ally of Salem.


  • Adaptational Heroism: He has been forced to work for Salem not out of cowardice, but because she has his wife and children held hostage. This is one reason he isn't featured in the Villain section. He also helps the heroes after finding out his family was killed.
  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't want to work for Salem, but he has to do so to keep his family safe.
  • The Atoner: After he realizes his family is dead and Salem has no power over him, he admits what he did to the other heroes, puts a massive dent in Salem’s plan, and lets himself be arrested to face justice for his crimes.
  • Cowardly Lion: Despite his fear of Salem, he decides to finally stand up to her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After realizing that his family is dead, he decides to turn on Salem and help the heroes since she no longer has leverage over him.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: While he feels awful for what he did for Salem, and agrees with Ironwood that he needs to be punished for assisting her, he still feels that his family being held over his head was a decent reason to turn on everyone. When Winter calls him out, he asks her if she would do the things he did if Salem had Weiss... and Winter immediately backs down.
  • I Have Your Wife: Salem has his wife and child kidnapped so he cooperates with her.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: When he admits to Mercury that he knows his family is dead, Mercury denies that he killed him. Lionheart points out that he never said Mercury killed them. Merc seems to realize the screw-up.
  • Reality Ensues: Despite ending up being a massive help to the heroes, he still gets arrested for helping Salem in the first place. Though, he does seem to find it a fair punishment.
  • Spanner in the Works: After finding out that his family is already dead, he decides to become the wrench in the gears of Salem's plan. It ultimately ended with her failure.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He never survived the battle of Haven in canon. Considering the fact that he helped the heroes in the end, this could be considered a meta example of Redemption Equals Life.


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