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"One small thing changes the fate of an entire world. Now Jaune Arc, who had wanted nothing more than to become a hero like his ancestors, finds himself thrown into the destiny of the entire world. How could this have happened? What are these powers? And who is this woman in his head?"
— Summary from FanFiction.Net

Autumn Arc is a RWBY fanfic by Thatoneguy360.

An unexpected storm changes the travel plans of Amber and Jaune, and he intervenes as Cinder is taking Amber’s Maiden powers. He gets her powers instead along with Amber's soul in his head.


Autumn Arc was last updated on November 7, 2017, making it a Dead Fic.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Jaune and Pyrrha, Weiss and Ruby, and Yang and Blake do not become partners in this fic. Instead Ruby and Jaune, Pyrrha and Weiss, Yang and Dove, and Blake and Cardin become partners. This greatly changes their friendships and dynamics with each other.
    • Ruby is much less dismissive and more impressed with Jaune. She intentionally seeks him out to become her partner.
    • Pyrrha is disappointed Weiss Schnee is her partner. She's uncomfortable with the latter's tendency to put her on a pedestal rather than seeing her as a person.
    • Blake is stuck with the abrasive and racist Cardin. Yikes.
    • Yang constantly teases and bullies Dove, who sees his partner as crazy.
  • Adaptational Badass: Jaune benefits from having Amber's Maiden powers. He also has his Aura activated earlier than in canon. Before he starts Beacon, he is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with the Malachite twins and beat them.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance:
    • Jaune meets Team CFVY before classes start at Beacon. He and Yatsuhashi become friends and go to Vale together.
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    • Neo has a meeting with Roman in the time period before Ruby arrives at Beacon. He sends her to Beacon to spy on Jaune.
  • Adaptational Expansion: The fic shows a bit of Jaune's time before classes start at Beacon. He spends it training and learning with Amber.
  • Ascended Extra: Amber goes from a minor character with few scenes to one of the main characters since she is stuck in Jaune's head.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Jaune arrives just in time to interfere with Cinder's attempt to get Amber's Maiden powers. Instead those powers transfer to him. Qrow arrives and saves Jaune before Cinder can kill him.
  • Dead Fic: The story has not been updated since November 2017.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • A storm causes Jaune's flight to be canceled and Amber to change course, resulting in Jaune stumbling upon her as Cinder's team is attacking her.
    • Jaune's Adaptational Badass status causes Ruby to intentionally seek him out during the entrance test. They become partners.
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  • Locked Out of the Loop: Jaune does not know about Maidens, Salem, or Cinder's faction.
  • Not His Sled: When Jaune goes into Vale, many expect him to fight off Roman at the Dust shop. Instead he faces the Malachite twins.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: Roman wants to get out of Cinder's control but knows he and Neo will be killed if he tries. He sends Neo into Beacon to get information on Jaune and plans to use him to get out.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Amber's body is comatose and approaching death but she lives on in Jaune's head.
  • Stepford Smiler: Pyrrha forces herself to smile politely when she becomes partners with Weiss Schnee even though she is disappointed and uncomfortable with her partner's pushy personality.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Jaune asks if Amber's weather manipulation abilities are her Semblance and she reluctantly agrees.
  • Wham Line: Blake, a Faunus, finds her partner, who makes introductions. Her partner is Cardin Winchester.


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