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"All Jaune Arc ever wanted to do was to enter Beacon and become a hero, but Arcs don't give up just because people see through their fake transcripts! After months of hard work, he finally manages to enter Beacon... as the Supreme Commander and Glorious Leader of a twice-reformed organization now threatening to engulf Remnant in an all-out world war. Uhh, Oops? Move over, Cinder."
— Summary from Fanfiction.net
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Arc of the Revolution is a RWBY fanfic by Aleadrex.

Jaune Arc only wanted to become a Huntsman. Instead he becomes the unwitting leader of a revolution and eventually takes over Vale. Accidental badassery and Hilarity Ensues.

Arc of the Revolution was last updated on December 23, 2016, making it a Dead Fic.


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  • Achievements in Ignorance: Jaune manages to impress Cinder with his feats of taking control of the White Fang and all of Vale before she could. That just makes him a bigger target that must be eliminated at all costs.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Ozpin is not a mustache-twirling villain, but he is much more morally questionable when compared to the Big Good Ozpin of canon. He values people based on their usefulness to his goal to defeat Salem and will eliminate them if they become a liability or threaten humanity. For example, he casually talks about removing a Council member if they have anything to do with Qrow's disappearance.
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  • Ancestral Weapon: Crocea Mors is a symbol of the Arc family which has been passed down for generations. Seeing "Summer" (actually Jaune) wield it to defend White Fang members makes Ozpin and Taiyang wonder if she and the Arcs have allied with them.
  • Becoming the Mask: Jaune slowly and often unintentionally takes steps to become the magnificent revolutionary leader everyone believes him to be. He takes control of the Fang members at the hospital and, by using his strategies, they manage to defeat Qrow Branwen.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Raven arrives and saves Qrow from being executed by Kestrel Winchester.
  • Butt-Monkey: Expect Jaune to be thrown around and humiliated during fights, like the one where he awkwardly fights a Paladin. Of course, other characters mistake his flailing for master plans or aren't around to see him humiliate himself.
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  • Dead Fic: Unfortunately, the story has not been updated since December 2016.
  • Discriminate and Switch: As the White Fang makes to attack an Atlas facility, the story switches to Winter's POV about defending the camp from the "animals" who need to be exterminated. She's actually talking about a Grimm attack that happened at the same time, and later comments that she doesn't hate the Faunus and acknowledges that they have every reason to hate the Schnee Dust Company.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Played for Laughs. Jaune's sword gets stuck in an awkward place on the Paladin, leaving him yelping and grunting as it thrusts him about.
  • Faking Amnesia: Emerald pretends to have lost her memory so no one will question her about Cinder's plans.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Ozpin is willing to remove members of the Council if they are responsible for Qrow's disappearance or are working with Salem. He also says another useful party can easily be raised in their place. He goes on to say the fate of humanity is in their hands and they have no time for hesitation or mistakes.
  • Hive Mind: The Pennys work this way. Penny Polendina receives vague memories of the Penny with Jaune, though she dismisses them.
  • How We Got Here: The first chapter shows that Jaune, Adam, and the White Fang have defeated Ozpin and taken over Vale. The rest of the story explores how Jaune reached that point.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: Amber's horse gets stolen. Because of this, she never has her fateful encounter with Cinder.
  • Logical Weakness: Neo's illusions work on the principle of using mirrors to refract light in the way she wants. While she's good enough to even turn invisible by careful reflection of her background, it's all directed in one angle- towards her opponent. If her opponent has a secondary point of view that she doesn't know about ( like Penny looking through security cameras), then she can't fool them.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The world believes Jaune is an invincible chessmaster who is fighting to overthrow a corrupt world order. Some of "his" feats include summoning lightning to scare off Cinder, successfully invading an Atlas facility and fighting off Winter Schnee, and defeating Qrow Branwen.
  • Mistaken Identity: Thanks to a combination of factors like Neo's illusions and a white cloak, Qrow, Taiyang, Ozpin and their compatriots believe Jaune is a disguised Summer Rose.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero Antagonist: Winter fires on a transport that claims to contain Atlesian soldiers, because she thinks it's actually the White Fang. Nope, Jaune protected the surviving guards and they were indeed evacuating on that aircraft. The propaganda fallout is terrible, and Winter is horrified when she learns the truth.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Anti-Villain: Winter's attempt to drive Jaune away from the Penny prototypes just results in him falling into the room where they're kept. He had absolutely no idea that they existed before this, and it allows him to reactivate a Penny and use her to help his attack succeed.
  • Not So Stoic: Winter, where Jaune's concerned.
  • Red Baron: Qrow is known as the Left Hand, the Scarecrow, the Scythe of the South, the Scythe of Ozpin, and Ozpin's Executioner.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Commissioner of the Vale Police Department is Jade Gordon. The author admitted she is a genderbent James Gordon.
    • Another officer is named Light Yagami.
    • One of the authors chronicling Jaune's tale is Pinkamena Diane Pie.
  • Spanner in the Works: Jaune unintentionally prevents Amber from running into Cinder's ambush. Things spiral out of control from there.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: In-Universe. The New Fang’s emblem is meant to look like a horse but looks like a donkey instead.
  • Unfortunate Names: Since Jaune doesn't go to Beacon and his place is taken by an Original Character named Olivine, team JNPR is instead team PORN. It's supposed to be pronounced 'Porcelain', but the lack of a 'c' and an 'l' isn't doing it any favors.

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