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Jaune had always wanted to go to a school to learn to battle the creatures of Grimm. But as a boy with no huntsmen training, no huntsmen knowledge, and no huntsmen transcripts, he had absolutely no chance of getting into a school like that legally. After scouring the darkest corners of the CCTNet, he finally found a lead. A place called Grimm Academy.


My Abominable Monster Classmates Can't Be This Cute! is a RWBY Alternate Universe story by Mallobaude, where instead of attending Beacon Academy, Jaune attends Grimm Academy, where everyone is a Grimm hybrid and the headmaster is Salem. Now Jaune has to survive in the dog-eat-dog environment fostered by the academy and dealing with a Grimmified Team RWBY.

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This Fan Fic provides examples of the following tropes, which may include unmarked spoilers:

  • Academy of Evil: Grimm Academy teaches Grimm hybrid students to infiltrate human society to bring it down for Salem.
  • Aggressive Submissive: Weiss is very dominant towards Jaune until he shows a hint of assertiveness, causing her to instantly submit.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ruby is shunned by everyone except Jaune and Yang because of her incomplete Grimmification leading to her incredibly positive nature.
  • Asshole Victim: Grimm!CRDL, especially Cardin. The team were bullies in canon, but now that they're Grimm hybrids instead of humans, it's even worse, as they're Social Darwinist Brutes with no true morals. After they all die off in the first semester, it's discussed, as Ruby says that no one will care that she murdered Cardin (She's a Grimm hybrid- it would be weird if she didn't gruesomely murder another student from time to time), and Professor Rainart notes that CRDL (and several OCs) were pretty much destined to die because they just fought because of their Grimm instincts, rather than having something to truly fight for like Jaune and Team RWBY.
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  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: This is Wesson's strategy when fighting Jaune. It gets him in trouble because it means he's going for a strong point (Crocea Mors' shield) instead of exploiting his weaknesses, and means that he just fruitlessly wastes most of his energy beating against it, even though he could have won fairly easily if he'd used any tactical sense.
  • Badass Normal: Sorta. Weiss is the only Grimm hybrid to not have her Aura unlocked.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Part of the hybrid's Blue and Orange Morality: they revel in negative feelings while positive thoughts are repulsive, which is why the positive-thinking Ruby was ostracized by the other hybrids.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Ruby befriends Jaune because he doesn't care about her positive attitude (because he's human and not attracted to negative emotions like Grimm, though she doesn't know that).
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  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Weiss with Jaune, although it's mostly one-sided. She also thinks that Mercury and Emerald's arguing is this, much to their horror.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult Salem or the hybrids where Tyrian can hear you.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Yang still has this towards Ruby.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: All of the hybrids. Ruby's catching on, though. Blake is even worse than most, being something of a Yandere version of the hybrids' usual morality.
  • Combat Pragmatist: May, the girlfriend of one of Yang's victims, tries to get her revenge by sniping the other hybrid, unlike most who fight at close range.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: While infiltrating Beacon, Jaune watches Yang toy with a Boarbatusk and is first surprised to realize everyone else is horrified by her brutality then surprised to realize he should be as well but isn't.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Grimmified!Team RWBY are noted by Jaune's perspective as being extremely attractive, much to his confusion and fear.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Blake keeps Adam's head in a jar on her desk.
  • Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Jaune's reason for staying at Grimm Academy. Ruby eventually joins him.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: At one point, Jaune and Team RWBY have a movie night and watch Alien and then Species. Much to Jaune's bemusement, the girls see the creatures as the protagonists and become upset that the humans killed them, seeing it as an example of how cruel and unjust humans are.
  • Delivery Stork: Weiss thinks that this is how human babies are born. Of course, she thinks that the bird is a snipe.
  • Die or Fly: Jaune is left in the middle of the Grimmlands to either make it back to the academy or die fighting the Grimm.
  • The Dreaded: Several, due to the nature of Grimm Academy.
    • Salem, the Humanoid Abomination of a headmistress.
    • Tyrian Callows, the bloodthirsty combat professor.
    • Blake, who's even more insane than most Grimm hybrids.
    • Yang, one of the most powerful students.
    • Jaune eventually becomes this. Mostly, it's a case of Mistaken for Badass as the hybrids don't quite understand that he's using The Power of Friendship rather than brute strength, but he genuinely does have the alliance of several powerful students and is difficult to fight thanks to his Aura and huntsman weapon.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Apparently, Adam fought his way through Grimmlands to rescue Blake, but failed and she killed him. Blake still remembers him fondly because of this.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cardin feels some measure of respect towards Jaune after he killed the abomination made from Sky and Dove's corpses.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The hybrids in general have this problem (although it's certainly possible to teach them). Part of the reason Jaune becomes The Dreaded is because students think that he has defeated Team RWBY and is forcing them to guard him. Nope, he's actually just friends with them, and they're helping him out of their own free will.
  • Eye Scream: Summer Rose's eyes were removed.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Ruby at Jaune's relationship with Weiss, much to her confusion.
  • Groin Attack: Yang apparently did this to Cardin after he started harassing her.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Salem created Grimm Academy and lets Jaune stay, but her motivation for doing so remains unclear.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Everyone except Jaune and the teachers ( and Mercury and Emerald), but Blake especially, due to how her Grimmification went wrong.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Blake, for all her terrifying nature, ultimately wants someone to truly and freely love her.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: When Ruby remarks on Cinder is too old to pose as a student, Weiss remarks that Cinder looks like a natural in her uniform. Just as Jaune's glad that Weiss didn't put her foot in her mouth for once, she continues to say Cinder looks just like those "thirty somethings pretending to be schoolgirls" in all the porn she watches and goes on to comment how she thinks Cinder would prefer to be dominant during sex.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Weiss, for all of her posturing, really knows next to nothing about human customs. Jaune even points it out in his narration.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Salem's only reaction to Jaune impaling her through the chest is to snark that "better men than [him] have tried".
  • Malaproper: Weiss frequently mixes up her words, such as using "droll" in place of "drool" and vice versa.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Jaune and Weiss's first time is in the school's kitchen.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Some of Weiss's comments, especially towards Sun, come across as racist, such as asking if he has "hand-feet" like a monkey. Sun just laughs it off and says he doesn't but his mother does.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Weiss wants Jaune and Professor Port to have babies. However, she seems to think that babies are delivered by snipe...
  • Morality Pet: Zwei is a normal dog that Ruby rescued from Cardin and keeps in her room.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: Ruby and Penny bond over their overt convictions that they are normal human beings that most definitely are not hiding anything.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Weiss' cover name of Wren (Slate) sounds like (Lie) Ren, which causes some confusion when discussing Jaune's "relationships."
  • Only Sane Man: Jaune is the only one who has any idea of how human beings conduct themselves in public. This proves to be a constant source of exasperation as he must keep Ruby, Yang, and Weiss behaving at Beacon.
  • The Power of Love vs The Power of Hate: A big conflict with Ruby. Salem's plan relies on the latter, but Ruby has come to believe more in the former.
    • Human emotions such as love allow hybrids to more easily maintain their human disguise. After making love for the first time, Ruby maintains her human form all night, even while sleeping.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Salem rescues Jaune from a horde of Grimm because he's useful to her plans.
  • Pregnancy Scare: Weiss temporarily believes she's pregnant and starts constructing a nest until Jaune explains it's physically impossible to get pregnant from oral sex.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Cardin contemplates raping Yang after he kills Jaune, which really emphasizes his status as The Brute whose only purpose in life is to dominate others.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Horn fencing consists of two opponents clashing their horns against each other over and over until one submits. Since none of the hybrids seem to have reinforced skulls, it causes a lot of pain and dizziness.
    • Because the hybrids are encouraged to fight and kill each other, the class dwindles from a few dozen to six in only a couple months.
    • Combat among the hybrids is almost always to the death. When they fight in official spars, they end up losing due to unfamiliarity with rules like ring outs.
    • Combat spars also require both combatants to have their aura up. Since Weiss hadn't unlocked hers yet, Glynda refuses to let her fight.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Professor Hazel Rainart. He stresses the need for a reason to fight beyond instinct, and he even lets Jaune write a letter home to his family (providing it contains no hint to his current situation).
  • Secret Keeper:
    • Tyrian, Salem, and Hazel all know Jaune's human. It's ambiguous if Arthur or Cinder know.
    • Ruby finds out that Jaune's human. She keeps his secret.
    • Secret Secret-Keeper: Blake knew since the beginning, but didn't divulge her knowledge until later.
  • Serious Business: Horn fencing. Not showing proper respect to someone who beats you is a serious faux pas but so is trying to claim victory without declaring an official duel.
  • Shout-Out: To Revenge of the Sith.
    Weiss: It's over Ruby. I have the high ground!
    Ruby: You underestimate my power!
  • The Social Darwinist: The default state of Grimm hybrids is this. Bullying and showing dominance gets you mates. Showing weakness gets you killed. Team CRDL exemplify this attitude, while Team RWBY has mostly grown out of it. Professor Rainart disparages this viewpoint in his classes for the hybrids, and tries to instill in them that just fighting without a cause to believe in will just get them killed.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Summer Rose is still alive, though held prisoner by Salem.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Blake's specialty, including hiding in places she shouldn't be able to fit such as within a couch.
  • Supreme Chef: Jaune, although given that the hybrids have no concept of cooking, it's really not that hard.
  • Taught by Experience: Jaune has no formal training at all but in a spar, he almost beats Pyrrha, only losing due to her using her Semblance to throw him out of bounds.
  • Taught by Television: Weiss gets most of her knowledge of human society from Tyrian's porn, with hilarious results.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Pyrrha versus Jaune respectively. She has years of training, a sophisticated weapon, and a specialized Semblance. Jaune has months of life or death combat, a simple sword and shield, and a Semblance that enhances his physical abilities. Jaune almost wins until Pyrrha uses her Semblance to throw him out of the ring.
  • Too Desperate to Be Picky: At one point, Jaune eats Zwei's dog food, having not eaten for days and the only available food being raw meat.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Jaune starts his adventure at the Grimm academy without aura or a semblance. He ends up being able to fight Pyrrha Nikos to a standstill.
  • Tragic Monster: All of the Grimm Hybrids were just children turned into monsters by Salem. Blake is the oldest and the only one with Aura, and when she turns it on, Jaune is surprised to find that she immediately breaks down sobbing in horror at all the things her Grimm self did. Grimm!Blake later refers to that state as the real her, and equates it to Jaune seeing her naked.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Jaune awakens his Aura after being Eaten Alive by a King Tajitu.
  • Unwanted Harem: Jaune has one made up of Ruby, Weiss, Yang, and Blake. That last one scares him the most since Blake is The Dreaded.
  • Villain Respect: Tyrian Callows (who sees Salem as a goddess) admires the way Jaune has managed to garner a harem of Grimm hybrids.
  • Was Once a Man: All the Grimm hybrids were once human children who were thrown into the Pools of Grimm. Ruby's real mother, Summer Rose, is a prisoner at Grimm Academy, but Ruby only has vague dreams about her.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Blake is afraid of positivity. Sun accidentally drives her off just by being cheerful.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Part of Ruby's character arc.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Yang has a shotgun she took off a Huntsman. She and others mistake Jaune's Crocea Mors as a similar trophy.
  • You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: Yang says so to Qrow during his substitute class.
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