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Everyone is entitled to their own sorrow, for the heart has no metrics or form of measure. And all of it… irreplaceable.
White Trailer

Your hopes have become my burden. I will find my own liberation…
Black Trailer

Scathing eyes ask that we be symmetrical, one sided and easily processed. Yet every misshapen spark's unseen beauty is greater than its would be judgement.
Yellow Trailer

Winter: I'm not always going to be around to save you, Weiss.
Weiss: I'm sorry. I'll get better.
Winter: You'll have to if you ever want to leave.
Volume 5 Weiss Character Short

White Fang member: Hey, what's with the custom mask? Kind of makes you look like a Grimm.
Adam: We may not want them to know who we are, but we should make sure they never forget what we looked like. Now... it's time we got what we deserved.
Volume 6 Adam Character Short

    Volume 1 
Episode 1: Ruby Rose
Narrator: Legends. Stories scattered through time. Mankind has grown quite fond of recounting the exploits of heroes and villains, forgetting so easily that we are remnants, byproducts, of a forgotten past. Man, born from dust, was strong, wise, and resourceful, but he was born into an unforgiving world. An inevitable darkness — creatures of destruction — the creatures of Grimm - set their sights on man and all of his creations. These forces clashed, and it seemed the darkness was intent on returning man's brief existence to the void. However, even the smallest spark of hope is enough to ignite change, and in time, man's passion, resourcefulness, and ingenuity led them to the tools that would help even the odds. This power was appropriately named "Dust". Nature's wrath in hand, man lit their way through the darkness, and in the shadow's absence came strength, civilization, and most importantly, life. But even the most brilliant lights eventually flicker and die. And when they are gone... darkness will return. So you may prepare your guardians, build your monuments to a so-called "free world", but take heed... there will be no victory in strength.
Ozpin: But perhaps victory is in the simpler things that you've long forgotten. Things that require a smaller, more honest soul.

Henchman 2: I said, put your hands in the air, now!
Ruby: Are you... robbing me?
Henchman 2: Yes!
Ruby: Ooohhh...

"You were worth every cent. Truly, you were."
Roman Torchwick

Ruby: [looking at Glynda] You're a Huntress! (Putting on a pleading, awe-stricken face] Can I have your autograph?!

Glynda: If it were up to me, you'd be sent home... with a pat on the back... and a slap on the wrist. [she demonstrates with her riding crop, which Ruby barely avoids]

"I mean the police are alright, but Huntsmen and Huntresses are just so much more romantic and exciting and cool and really, gyah, you know!"
Ruby Rose

Episode 2: The Shining Beacon

Ruby: (Getting so excited she becomes a 2-D, starry-eyed, floating chibi) Ohmygosh, sis! Look! That kid's got a collapsible staff! And she's got a fire sword!

Jaune: [fumbling with the shield as it retracts off his arm, expands, and retracts again before putting it back in place and finally shrinking it down for good, placing it on his belt] The shield gets smaller, so when I get tired of carrying it, I can just... put it away...
Ruby: But... wouldn't it weigh the same?
Jaune: (Dejectedly) Yeah, it does...

"Eh, why not? My mom always says, 'strangers are just friends you haven't met yet'."
Jaune Arc

Episode 3: The Shining Beacon, Pt.2

Jaune: [sighs] Ah, great. Where am I supposed to find another nice, quirky girl to talk to?

Ruby: [holding out her hand as she clears her throat] Hello, Weiss! I'm Ruby! Wanna hang out? We can go shopping for school supplies!
Weiss: [fake enthusiasm] Yeah! And we can paint our nails and try on clothes and talk about cute boys, like tall, blonde, and scraggly over there! [Jaune, in the background, picks up on the mention]
Ruby: Wow, really?!
Weiss: [short Death Glare, deadpan] No.

Jaune: [approaching Weiss from the side] I'm a natural blond, you know.

Yang: It's like a big slumber party!
Ruby: [not looking up] I don't think Dad would approve of all the boys, though.
Yang: I know I do! [purrs as she watches several muscular, shirtless guys. And then she sees Jaune in a onesie]

Yang: (As Ruby laughs uncomfortably) Nice night, don't you think?
Blake: Yes—it's lovely! Almost as lovely as this book... that I will continue to read... as soon as you leave.

Yang: Yeah, what's your problem with my sister? She's only trying to be nice!
Weiss: She's a hazard to my health!

Episode 4: The First Step

Nora: (Singing) It's morning! It's morning! It's morning! It's morning!

"We've been friends for soooooooo long! What are the odds we'd still be together? Well, not together-together... not that I'm not saying that you're not handsome; you are handsome, but that'd just be weird, right?"
Nora Valkyrie

Nora: I know! We'll have some sort of signal! Like a distress signal! [gasps] A secret signal so we can find each other in the forest! Can you imitate a sloth?
Ren: Nora?
Nora: Yes, Ren?
Ren: I don't think sloths make a lot of noise.
Nora: (Thinks about this for a moment) That's why it's perfect! No one will suspect we're working together!

"I don't need people to help me grow up! I drink milk!"
Ruby Rose

Weiss: (In thought) This will be perfect! The smartest girl in class combined with the strongest girl in class! Together we will be unstoppable! I can see it now! We'll be popular! We'll be celebrities! We'll get perfect grades! Nothing can come between us now!

Weiss: (Separating the two) Jaune, is it? Do you have any idea who you're talking to?
Jaune: Not in the slightest, snow angel.
Weiss: This is Pyrrha.
Pyrrha: Hello again!
Weiss: Pyrrha graduated top of her class at Sanctum!
Jaune: Never heard of it.
Weiss: (Scoffs) She's won the Mistral Region Tournaments four years in a row! A new record!
Jaune: The what?
Weiss: (Waving her arms rapidly in anger) She's on the front of every Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes box!
Jaune: (Gasping suddenly) That's you?! But they only do that for star athletes and cartoon characters!
Pyrrha: Yeah, that was pretty cool... sadly, the cereal isn't very good for you.

Jaune: [raising his hand] Yeah, um, sir?
Ozpin: Good! Now, take your positions.
Jaune: Uh, sir? I've got, um... a question. So, this landing... strategy thing... Uh, wha-what is it? You're, like, dropping us off or something?
Ozpin: No. You will be falling.
Jaune: Oh, uh, I see... So, did you, like, hand out parachutes for us?
Ozpin: No. You will be using your own landing strategy.
Jaune: Uh-huh... Yeah... So, what exactly is a landing strateg-[launched through the air]YYY!

Episode 5: The First Step, Pt.2

Ruby: (After crashing through a wayward bird) Birdy, NO!

Ruby: (Following hesitantly after Weiss) Wait! Where are you going?! (Stops and kicks the ground dejectedly) We're supposed to be teammates...
[Weiss then comes across Jaune tagged to a tree.]
Jaune: (Struggling to free himself) Come on, come on! Stupid..!
Weiss: (As she turns to walk away, she passes Ruby and pulls her by her hood) By no means does this make us friends.
Ruby: (Overjoyed as she's dragged away) You came back!
Jaune: (Waving after the girls) Wait! Come back! Who's going to get me down from here?!
Pyrrha: (Below) Jaune? Do you... have any spots left on your team?
Jaune: (Crossing his arms) Very funny...

Episode 6: The Emerald Forest

Yang: Helloooooooo? Is anyone out there? Helloooo? (Stops and raises her arms) I'm getting bored here! (Hears rustling in the bushes) Is someone there? (Yang approaches and peaks into the bushes) Ruby, is that you? (A growl alerts her to the Grimm in the bushes) Nope!

Yang: (After dodging several attacks from 2 Ursai) Ha! You guys couldn't hit the broad side of a ba...
[Yang's face goes blank as she sees a single strand of blonde hair float down and touch the ground.]
Yang: You... (Her eyes turn red and the two Ursa exchange confused looks)

Pyrrha: Why didn't you activate your aura?
Jaune: Huh?
Pyrrha: Your aura.
Jaune: Gesundheit.
Pyrrha: Jaune, do you... know what aura is?
Jaune: (Waves the question off, avoiding eye contact) Psch! Of course I do! Do you know what aura is?

"For it is in passing that we achieve immortality,
through this we become a paragon of virtue and glory to rise above all.
Infinite in distance and unbound by death,
I release your soul, and by my shoulder, protect thee."
Pyrrha Nikos, unlocking Jaune's Aura.

Episode 7: The Emerald Forest, PT.2

Pyrrha: I'm not sure this is it.
Jaune: [Sighs] Pyrrha, I made the torch. Could you at least humor me for maybe five more feet?
[Jaune then trips and falls into a puddle, extinguishing the torch.]
Pyrrha: Do you feel that?
Jaune: Soul-crushing regret?

Jaune: (Currently hanging from a Death Stalker's tail) Pyrrha, it's not the relic! It's not!

Episode 8: Players and Pieces

Blake: Did your sister just fall from the sky?
Yang: I...
Blake: (After Nora makes her entrance riding an Ursa) Did that girl just ride in on an Ursa?
Yang: I...
Blake: (After Pyrrha enters the clearing, being chased by a Deathstalker) Did she just run all the way here with a Deathstalker on her tail?
Yang: (Finally exploding) I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something crazy happens again?
[A timer counts to two seconds... and then Weiss falls from the sky.]

Nora: (Singing after picking up the white rook piece) I'm queen of the castle! I'm queen of the castle!

Pyrrha: Jaune!
Jaune: Pyrrha!
Ruby: Whoa!
Jaune: Ruby!
Yang: Ruby?
Ruby: Yang!
Nora: (Pops up between the two sisters who are about to hug) Nora!

[Jaune sees Weiss falling from the sky and leaps to catch her.]
Jaune: Just...dropping in! (He makes the mistake of looking down) Oh god noooooo...
[Beat, then they fall simultaneously; Jaune lands on his face, then Weiss lands on his back a full second later.]
Weiss: My hero.
Jaune: My back...

Yang: Great! The gang's all here. Now we can die together!
Ruby: Not if I can help it! Charges into battle)

Weiss: You are so childish.
Ruby: Weiss...?
Weiss: And dimwitted, and hyperactive, and don't even get me started on your fighting style... and I suppose I can be a bit...difficult...but if we're going to do this, we're going to have to do this together. So if you quit trying to show off, I'll be...nicer.
Ruby: I'm not trying to show off. I want you to know I can do this.
Weiss: You're fine.
Ruby: (Sighs in relief) Normal knees...

"Run and live. That is an idea I can get behind."
Jaune Arc

Yang: (Firing shells into a Nevermore's mouth) I - hope - you're - hun - gry!

Weiss: (Preparing to launch Ruby from a giant improvised slingshot)] Of course you would come up with this idea.
Ruby: Think you can make the shot?
Weiss: Hmph. Can I?
Ruby: ...can y-
Weiss: Of course I can!

Episode 9: The Badge and The Burden

Ruby: Now, we have a few classes together today. At 9, we've got to be-
Weiss: What?! Did you say 9 o'clock?
Ruby: Uuuummmm...
Weiss: It's 8:55, you dunce!

Episode 10: The Badge and The Burden PT.2

Ozpin: I've made more mistakes than any man, woman, and child on this planet. But at this moment, I would not consider your appointment to leader to be one of them." (Leans in closer to Ruby) Do you?

Peter: I've believed in Professor Ozpin for many years, and the man's never once led me astray!
Weiss: So you would just blindly accept his decision even after seeing how exceptional I am?
Peter: With all due respect, your exceptional skill on the battlefield is matched only by your poor attitude.
Weiss" How dare you!
Peter: My point exactly. I see a girl before me who has spent her entire life getting exactly what she wanted.
Weiss: That's not even remotely true! (Peter looks at Weiss with doubt) Well... not entirely true.

"Being a team leader isn't just a title you carry into battle, but a badge you wear constantly. If you're not always performing at your absolute best, then what reason do you give others to follow you? You've been burdened with a daunting responsibility, Ruby. I advise you take some time, to think about how you will uphold it."
Professor Ozpin

Weiss: How do you take your coffee?
Ruby: I.. I don't...
Weiss: Answer the question!
Ruby: Uhh, cream and five sugars!
Weiss: [sighs] Don't move.

Episode 11: Jaunedice

Nora: There we the middle of the night...
Ren: It was day.
Nora: We were surrounded by Ursae.
Ren: They were beowolves.
Nora: (Shoots to her feet) DOZENS OF THEM!
Ren: Two of 'em.
Nora: But they were no match. And in the end Ren and I took them down and made a boatload of lien selling ursae skin rugs!
Ren: (Sighs) She's been having this recurring dream for nearly a month now...

"We'll break his legs!"
Nora Valkyrie

Episode 12: Jaunedice Pt.2

"You know, I really will break his legs."
Pyrrha Nikos

Jaune: (On rooftop) Pyrrha, I know I'm going through a hard time right now, but I'm not that depressed. (Looks over the edge of the roof) I can always be a farmer or something...
Pyrrha: N-n-no! (Pushes Jaune away from the edge) That's not why I brought you up here!

Episode 13: Forever Fall

Jaune: I'm starting to think coming to this school was a bad idea...I'm a failure.
Ruby: Nope!
Jaune: Nope?
Ruby: Nope! You're a leader now, Jaune. You're not allowed to be a failure.
Jaune: But... what if I'm a failure at being a leader?
Ruby: Nope!
Jaune: You know, you're not the easiest person to talk to about this kind of stuff.
Ruby: Nope!

Episode 14: Forever Fall Pt.2

Pyrrha: Well, Ruby has her speed, you have your glyphs. My Semblance is polarity.
Ruby: Whoa, you can control poles...
Weiss: No, you dunce! It means she has control over magnetism!
Ruby: Magnets are cool, too...

"You should come down! Ren made pancakes! No syrup, though - you can thank Nora for that!"
Pyrrha Nikos

Episode 15: The Stray

Weiss: I've heard that students visiting from Vacuo will be arriving by ship today. And, as a representative of Beacon, I feel as though it is my solemn duty to welcome them to this fine kingdom!
Blake: She wants to spy on them so she'll have the upper hand in the tournament.
Weiss: (Scoffs) You can't prove that!

Sailor: You no-good stowaway!
Sun: Hey! A no-good stowaway would've been caught! I'm a great stowaway!

Weiss: (To Penny) Forgive me, but you hardly look the part.
Blake: Says the girl wearing a dress?
Weiss: It's a combat skirt!
Ruby: Yeah!
[Weiss and Ruby low-five.]

Episode 16: Black and White

Yang: Weiss, I think we should hear her side of the story before we jump to any conclusions.
Weiss: I think that when we hear it, you'll all realize I was right!
Penny: And I think Weiss' hair looks wonderful today!
Ruby: Aaaah! Penny! Where did you come from!?

Yang: We're looking for our friend Blake.
Penny: Ooooh, you mean the Faunus girl!
Ruby: Wait, how did you know that?
Penny: Uhh, the cat ears? (Points to her head)
Yang: What cat ears? She wears a... boooowww...
[Beat, Tumbleweed blows by with wind.]
Ruby: (Whispering) She does like tuna a lot...

Sun: I stole you some food!
Blake: Do you always break the law without giving a second thought?
Sun: Hey, weren't you in a cult or something?
[Blake gives a Death Glare to Sun.]
Sun: ...okay, too soon.

[Blake appears behind with blade on throat.]
Roman: What the-? Oh, for f-
Blake: [Cutting Roman off] Nobody move!

"Well, hello, Red! Isn't it past your bedtime?"
Roman Torchwick

"Look Weiss, it's not what you think, she explained the whole thing. See, she doesn't actually have a bow, she has kitty ears and they're actually kind of cute..."
Ruby Rose

[Roman walks into a large warehouse with a shadowy interior. He goes over to a table and places down a case of mysterious contents, sighing.]
Cinder: (Off-screen) How very disappointing, Roman.
Roman: (Turning around suddenly) Whoa! Hehe... I wasn't expecting to see you guys so soon...
Cinder: (Flanked by Mercury and Emerald) We were expecting... more from you.
Roman: (Laughing a little before getting serious) Hey! You were the ones who suggested working with those stupid mutts from the White Fang.
Cinder: And you will continue to do so. (Summons a fireball in her hand and steps out of the darkness with her two companions) We have big plans for you, Roman. All we ask is... a little cooperation.

    Volume 2 
Episode 1: Best Day Ever!
Mercury: I knew you were lost.
Emerald: Mercury, I will seriously pay you to shut up.
Mercury: That's not your money.
Emerald: But it can be yours for 5 minutes of silence.

Emerald: What was this place called again?
Tukson: Tukson's Book Trade.
Emerald: And you're Tukson?
Tukson: That's right.
Emerald: So then I take it that you're the one that came up with the catchphrase?
Tukson: Yes.
Mercury: And, what was it again?
Tukson: [sighs] "Tukson's Book Trade, home to every book under the sun."
Mercury: Except the "Third Crusade".
Tukson: It's just a catchphrase.
Mercury: It's false advertising!
Emerald: You shouldn't make a promise you can't keep, Tukson. [Mercury starts to dim the lights] I hear that you're planning on leaving. Moving all the way to Vacuo. Your brothers in the White Fang won't be happy to hear that. And neither are we... You know who we are, don't you?
Tukson: Yes.
Emerald: And you know why we're here?
Tukson: Yes.
Emerald: So... are you going to fight back?
Tukson: ...Yes!

Ruby: [Places down huge binder labeled: BEST DAY EVER ACTVITIES!] -Ahem-, Sisters...Friends...Weiss.
Weiss: Hey!

Weiss: Did you steal my binder?
Ruby: I am not a crook.

Ruby: I'm talking about kicking off the semester with a bang!
Yang: I always kick my semesters off with a Yang! Eh? Guys? Am I right?
Nora: [Throws apple at Yang from offscreen] Boooooooooooooooo!

Sun: They're just in here. I'm really excited for you to meet them. So be cool, okay? You're gonna be cool, right?
Neptune: Dude.
[The camera pans up from Neptune's feet to his face. Neptune's teeth gleam as he smiles]
Sun: Good point.

Ruby: Justice will be swift! Justice will be painful! It will be...DELICIOUS!
Rest of Team RWBY: YEAH!

Glynda: Children, please... [adjusts glasses] Do not play with your food!

Roman: Oh, look! She sent the kids again! This is turning out just like the divorce!
Emerald: Spare us the thought of you procreating.
Roman: That was a joke.

Cinder: And you. [Gestures to Roman] Why wasn't this job done sooner?
Roman: Ummmmm. [Points to a stack of dust containers] Eh?, [Points to a bigger stack of dust containers] Ehh?, [Points to whole warehouse] EEEHHHHHHHHHHHH?!?! Sorry if I've been busy stealing every speck of Dust in the Kingdom!
Mercury: You're an inspiration to every punk with a gun and a ski mask.

Episode 2: Welcome to Beacon

Ironwood: But ask yourself this: Do you honestly believe your children can win a war? [Exits]
Ozpin: I hope they never have to.

Yang: Well, Weiss, it's your turn.
Weiss: I have... absolutely no idea what's going on.

Sun: 'Sup losers.
Ruby: Hey Sun!
Sun: Ruby, Yang, Blake...Ice Queen.
Weiss: Why does everyone keep calling me that?

Neptune: Uhh, aren't libraries for reading?
Ren: [at background] Thank you!
Nora: [wakes up] Pancakes!
Sun: Shut up, don't be a nerd.
Neptune: Geh, geh, geh, geh! "Intellectual", okay? Thank you.

Weiss: So Neptune, where are you from?
Neptune: Haven. [Approaches Weiss.] And I don't believe I've caught your name, snow angel.
Weiss: Um, I'm Weiss.
Jaune: Are you kidding me!?

Weiss: Stop. [points to Blake] Lately you've been quiet, antisocial and moody!
Yang: Uh, have you met Blake?

Ruby: Okay, all in favor of becoming the youngest Huntresses to single-handedly taking down a corrupt organization conspiring against the Kingdom of Vale... say aye.
Yang: Yes! I love it when you're feisty!
Weiss: Well, I suppose it could be fun.
Ruby: [disappointed] None of you said aye...

Episode 3: A Minor Hiccup

Ruby: Alright, guys, today's the day! The investigation begins!
Weiss: I'm glad to see we're taking this so seriously.
Yang: Hey, we've got a plan! That's... moderately serious.

Yang: [To Sun] How did you get up there?
Sun: Ah, it's easy; I do it all the time.
Weiss: You do what?!
Sun: I climb trees all the time!

Ruby: Sorry, Sun. We don't want to get friends involved if we don't have to.
Sun: Psh! That's dumb! We should always get friends involved! That's why I brought Neptune! (gestures out the window)
[Team RWBY looks out window]
Neptune: 'Sup
Ruby: How did you even get up here?
Neptune: I have my ways.
Neptune: Seriously, though, can I come in? We're like, really high up right now.

Ruby: Alright, I'll go with Weiss; Sun, you can go with Blake. And Neptune, you can go with Yang since she doesn't have a partner. Everyone good?
Weiss: Actually, Ruby, why don't you go with Yang? After all, she is your sister.
Ruby: But, Weiss, who would go with you, then?
Weiss: Well... I guess Neptune could come with me.
Ruby: [Chuckes] Nah [Drags Weiss away with her]
Weiss: [Being dragged away] But!...But!....

Episode 4: Painting the Town...

Ruby: [Being bear hugged by Penny] I can see why your father would want to protect such a delicate flower!

Neptune: Whoa-ho-ho-ho, what a woman... [Sees Melanie and Miltiades Malachite besides him.] 'Sup?
Melanie and Miltia: [In sync] Hmph. What-ever. [Both walk away]

Blake: This is it.
Sun: You're sure?
Blake: [Death Glare]
Sun: Y'know, I'm just gonna take your word for it.

Blake: The masks are a symbol. Humanity wanted to make monsters out of us, so we chose to don the faces of monsters.
Sun: Grimm masks... That's kind of dark.
Blake: So was the guy who started it.
Sun: [sighs] Always sunshine and rainbows with you...

"Deery": [Referring to Roman] What's a human doing here?!
Roman: I'm glad you asked, "Dearie"!

Roman: Now, I'll be the first to admit, humans... are the worst. [Points to self] Case in point. So, I understand why you would like to see us all locked away, or, better yet, killed!
Sun: [To Blake] So, is he going somewhere with this?
Roman: But, before the claws come out, I'd like to mention the fact that you and I all have a common enemy: the ones in control; the people pulling the strings; the dirty, rotten humans that run our kingdoms! Government; military; even the schools: they're all to blame for your lot in life! And they're all pests that need to be dealt with! Fortunately, I'm the best exterminator around... No offense to any rodents in the room. [Snaps and a curtain drops to reveal a Atlesian Paladin-290]
Sun: Whoa, that's a big robot...

Junior: I haven't talked to him! I haven't even seen him since the night you first came in here. He paid up front, I lent him my men, and none of them ever. Came. Back.
Neptune: [Rushes into the scene] So where did they go?
Junior: What kind of stupid question is that? They never came back! [To Yang] Who is this guy?
Yang: Don't worry about him; worry about me if I don't find out what I want!
Junior: I already told you everything! Torchwick hired my boys, and I guess he wasn't happy with them, [Shouts, facing toward his men] which is something I can relate to! [Henchmen grumbles in background].

Sun: [While being chased by Roman's Mecha] So you wouldn't happen to have... oh, I don't know... some form of backup?!
Blake: On it!
[Scene cuts to Weiss]
Blake: [On Weiss' Scroll] Everyone! If you can hear me, we need back-
Sun: Heeeelp!
[Scene cuts to Ruby]
Sun: Big robot! And it's big! Really big!
Ruby: Oh, I am not missing this!
[Scene cuts to Yang and Neptune]
Sun: That Torchwick guy is in it! But not, like, it didn't eat him; he's, like, controlling it or something!
Yang: Where are you guys?
[At Background, Blake and Sun passes by the duo, chased by the Mecha]
Neptune: I think that was them.
Yang: Yeah, I got it.

Roman: [After the Atlesian Paladin-290 gets totaled by Yang, brushes himself off] Just got this thing cleaned...

Roman: Ladies, Ice Queen...
Weiss: Hey!

Yang: So I guess he got a new henchman...
Weiss: Yeah, I guess she really made our plans... fall apart!
[Ruby snickers, Blakes just walks away]
Yang: No. Just... no.
Weiss: What- But you do it!
Yang: There's a time and a place for jokes.
Weiss: Was this not it?
Yang: No, it just wasn't very good. [Walks off]
Weiss: Well, at least I'm trying!

Episode 5: Extracurricular

Yang: Blake, we're worried about you. This investigation is starting to mess with your head.
Weiss:You can't sleep, you hardly eat, and to be honest, your grades have been suffering.
Blake: You think I care about grades? People's lives are at stake!

Jaune: [Knocking on door] Oh, come on, open the door! I promise not to sing.
Weiss: [Gives up and opens door]
Jaune: [Singing] I lied!
Weiss: [Facepalm]

Jaune: [Singing] Weiss Schnee, will you accompany me, to the dance on...(Beat) Sunday!
Weiss: Are you done?
Jaune: Yes?
Weiss: No [Closes door and looks at Ruby and Yang] What?
Yang: And that is why they call you the Ice Queen.

Jaune: [To Pyrrha] If you don't get a date to the dance, I'll wear a dress.

Mercury: I hate waiting.
Cinder: Don't worry, Mercury. We have a fun weekend ahead of us.

Episode 6: Burning the Candle

Weiss: I need you to pick a tablecloth.
Ruby: [Looks at the two very similar-looking cloths] Aren't they both the same?
Weiss: [sighs] I don't even know why I asked!

Yang: Weiss! I thought we agreed. No doilies!
Weiss: If I don't get doilies, you don't get fog machines.

Weiss: What are you two wearing?
Sun: Uuhhh... this? [Points to his usual outfit]
Neptune: Ignore him, for he knows not what he says.
Sun: Hey, I may have moved to Mistral, but I grew up in Vacuo. It's not exactly a shirt-and-tie kind of place.
Yang: Yeah, we noticed.

Jaune: Which is why I wanted to get your advice on... girls.
Ren: Girls?
Jaune: I just... don't know... how to... girls. Um, I-I guess what I'm asking is... Well, how did you and Nora... y'know...
Ren: Uh... uh... uh...
Nora: [Clears throat] We're actually not "together-together"...
Nora: OH! [Puts headphones on]

Ren: Jaune, what is this all about?
Jaune: [Sighs deeply] It's Weiss. I'm completely head-over-heels for her, and she won't even give me a chance. She's cold, but she's also incredible. She's smart, and graceful, and talented. I mean, have you heard her sing? I-I just wish she's take me seriously, y'know? I wish I could tell her how I feel without messing it all up.
Pyrrha: [Off-screen] Then do it.
Jaune: [Looks up to see Pyrrha in the doorway, with Ren and Nora doing the same] Uh, wha?
Pyrrha: [Walking into the room] Tell her exactly what you said. No ridiculous schemes, no pick-up lines. Just... be honest.
Jaune: But what if I-
Pyrrha: Jaune. [Smiles] You can't get it wrong if it's the truth.
Jaune: [Looks up with a new confidence] You're right. [Stands up] Thanks, Pyrrha! [Looks back to his bed as he goes out] Good talk, Ren!

Nora: Practice what you preach, Pyrrha.

Yang: I'm not asking you to stop. Just please, get some rest. Not just for you, but for the people you care about. And if you feel like coming out tomorrow, I'll save you a dance.

Yang: Ooohh, you look beautiful!
Ruby: Can we have a serious talk about how Weiss fights in these?

Sun: Stupid... dumb... neck trap!
Blake: I knew you'd look better in a tie.

Ruby: Soooo, what do we do now?
Yang: Just have fun! [Walks away with Weiss]
Ruby: Does that mean I can change out of these stupid things and into my hood now? [No response] Stupid lady stilts!

Ozpin: Not enjoying yourself?
Ruby: No, no, everything's fine! I'm just not much of a fancy pantsy... dancey girl.
Ozpin: Well, you can't spend your whole life on the battlefield, even if you may want to.
Ruby: Yeah, that lesson's been floating around a lot lately.
Ozpin: If you think about it, fighting and dancing aren't so different. Two partners interlocked, although one wrong move on the ballroom merely leads to a swollen foot.
Ruby: [Looking at her own feet] Or a twisted ankle.

Ozpin: It's not every day that friends are able to come together like this. Time has a way of testing our bonds, but it's nights like these that can help keep them stronger than ever. Nights like these are ones we'll never forget.

Yang: You guys are just in time!
Mercury: [Walking in with Emerald] Wouldn't miss it for the world.

Episode 7: Dance Dance Infiltration

Jaune: (joining Ruby) I see you're hiding at the punch bowl as well.
Ruby: Yup.
Jaune: (In mock seriousness) To the socially awkward.
[Ruby giggles, and they clink their glasses.]

Jaune: [About to confront Neptune; to Ruby] Hold. My. Punch.

Jaune: [Flabbergasted at how Pyrrha doesn't have a date to the dance] But that's- You're Pyrrha Nikos! How could nobody ask you?
Pyrrha: I've been blessed with incredible talents and opportunities. I'm constantly surrounded by love, and praise... But when you're placed on a pedestal like that for so long, you become separated from the people that put you there in the first place. Everyone assumes I'm too good for them. That I'm on a level they simply can't attain. It's become impossible to form any sort of meaningful relationship with people. That's what I like about you. When we met, you didn't even know my name... you treated me just like anyone else. And thanks to you, I've made friendships that will last a lifetime. I guess... you're the kind of guy I wish I was here with: someone who saw me for me.

Jaune: You would rather break a girl's heart and go to a dance alone than just admit to everyone that you can't move in rhythm to music?
Neptune: That about sums it up, yeah.
Jaune: Well... I certainly feel a lot better about myself.

Neptune: [After their heart-to-heart] Thanks; you're a pretty cool guy, Jaune.
Jaune: Alright, don't lie to my face. [Returns the fistbump]

Ruby: [to Yang] I'm sure we can handle anything that's thrown at us. [Laughter is heard from below, and they look] ...except for that.
[Laughter continues as the scene moves to Pyrrha, who turns to see what everyone is laughing at]]
Pyrrha: ...Jaune?
Jaune: [Wearing a dress with no sign of embarrassment whatsoever] Eh, a promise is a promise.
[Beat, where Pyrrha desperately tries not to laugh, smile growing wider by the second]
Pyrrha: [Laughing hard] Jaune! You didn't have to!
Jaune: Hey, an Arc never goes back on his word. Now do you wanna stand there and laugh at me... or do you wanna dance?
Pyrrha: [Taking his hand] I would love to dance.

Nora: [Making exaggerated motions] Ren! This! Is Happening!
Ren: Wait... [Aside Glance] what is happening?

Security Soldier 1: Hey man, do you have a wireless password?
Security Soldier 2: It's 'BEACON', but replace the 'E' with a '3', and add a # symbol at the end.
[Later, after Cinder entered the elevator with them, knocking them out and taking the tablet]
Cinder: That's handy.

Mercury: And how's your night been?
Cinder: Mmm... a little more exciting than expected.
Mercury: Should we be worried?
Cinder: Hardly... They'll be scratching their heads long after we finished what we came here for.
Mercury: So then what now?
Cinder: Enjoy the rest of the night. After all, it is a party.

    Volume 3 
Episode 1: Round One

Ruby: So, you think you guys are ready?
Nora: Of course! [gestures to each of her teammates] We've got a world-renowned fighter on our team, one's basically a ninja, I can bench FIVE of me... Jaune... We've trained all year, our weapons are AWESOME. Glynda barely yells at us anymore, and uh... Jaune!
Ren: [to Jaune] Are you going to take that?
Jaune: [face on the table and still feeling nauseous] She's not wrong...
Nora: I'm kidding. He knows I'm kidding.

Nora: Don't be so nervous! The worst that can happen is that we lose, then it's just a few more years of walking around school with everyone knowing we're failures, our friends will slowly abandon us to preserve their social status, we won't be able to show our faces in class, no one will sit with us in the cafeteria, Ren and I have no parents, we have no home left to go to, we'll be officially renamed Team Lose-iper! [broken, mad laugh that somehow manages to also sound funny]
Ren: [deadpan] So, yeah, we're feeling pretty good.

Mercury: I wonder who's gonna win.
Emerald: Tch. As if we didn't already know.
Cinder: Oh, come now. Even if you know how a story ends, that doesn't make it any less entertaining to watch.

Episode 2: New Challengers

Brawnz: HEY! [JNPR nonchalantly turns to them] What do you think you're doing?
Jaune: Trying to have a team meeting here. Thank you very little.
Nora: Yeah! Team ears only!
Brawnz: We're in the middle of a fight!
Jaune: And we're in the middle of a conversation!! What don't you get about that!?
Pyrrha: Um, Jaune?
Jaune: Yes Pyrrha?
Pyrrha: I think he means that we're all in the middle of a fight.
Jaune: Ugh [sigh] Nora... just hit 'em with the hammer.
Nora: [delighted, then grinning] Got it.

Port:You know what I call that victory?
Oobleck: Shocking?
Port: No, well earned. What you said is stupid.

Episode 3: It's Brawl In The Family

Qrow: Saw that gaudy ship of yours. Guess you're here too.
Winter: I'm standing right before you.
Qrow: [squints] So it would seem.
Winter: You realize you just destroyed Atlas military property.
Qrow: [sarcastically] Oh! Oh, I'm sorry. See, I mistook this for some sort of... sentient garbage.

Qrow: [arrives in the elevator with a teasing grin]
Winter: What were you thinking?!
Ironwood: If you were one of my men, I'd have you shot!
Qrow: If I was one of your men, I'd shoot myself.

Qrow: Despite what the world thinks, we're not just teachers or generals or headmasters. The people in this room, the leaders of the other two academies, we're the ones that keep the world safe from the evils no one even knows about. It's why we meet behind closed doors, why we work in the shadows. So you tell me James, when you brought your army to Vale, did you think you were being discrete, or did you just not give a damn?'

Ozpin A guardian is a symbol of comfort. But an army is a symbol of conflict. There's an energy in the air now. A question in the back of everyone's minds. If this is the size of our defenses, what is it we're expecting to fight?
Ironwood: ...So then, what would you suggest we do?
Ozpin: ...I suggest we find our guardian.

Episode 4: Lessons Learned

Qrow: But they don't give out medals for "almost".
Ruby: They do, and they're called "silver"!

Qrow: Sure, you may be acting like Huntresses, but you're not thinking like one. You really think four girls and their friends could end all crime in a Kingdom?
Ruby: ...I mean, I did until you said that.

Qrow: Look. Just remember that you've got a long way to go. And don't think for a second that graduating means you're done. Every day out there is worth a week in this place. You two, you're gonna go far. But only if you keep learning. If you never stop moving forward.

Episode 5: Never Miss a Beat

Cinder: We're just going to be making a slight...hmm, alteration to the plan.
Mercury: What does that mean?
Cinder: It means...that this will be even easier than we thought.

Qrow: So...have you chosen your guardian yet?
Ozpin: Maidens choose themselves. I simply believe I've found the right candidate. Ever since the day I met her I believed she would be the one. She's strong, intelligent, caring, but most importantly...she's ready.

Episode 6: Fall

Pyrrha: Thank you professor Ozpin, but I wouldn't have made it this far without my teammates.
Qrow: Personally, I think it's the other way around.
Pyrrha: [Death Glare] ...I'm sorry, but I don't believe we've been introduced.

Pyrrha: Wait, what is this?...Who are you?
Goodwitch: You know who we are. We're still the same teachers and headmasters you met when you first arrived at Beacon.
Qrow: 'Cept, we've got a little part time job.
Ironwood: We are the protectors of this world.
Ozpin: And we need your help.

Yang: Better luck next time. [walks away]
Mercury: There's not going to be a next time, Blondie!

Episode 7: Beginning of the End

Cinder: I want to be strong. I want to be feared. I want to be powerful.

Cinder: I've seen my fair share of liars and thieves. Stealing is an art of patience, coordination, and in a pinch, sleight of hand. But you didn't steal that ring in your pocket. You took it right in front of the jeweler's eyes. And he smiled.
Emerald: ...Who are you?
Cinder: [grins]

Cinder: We could've gone to anyone for help. But we chose you, Adam Taurus. Our plan will be beneficial for both of us...[ignites flames]...or one of us.

Episode 8: Destiny

Ironwood: You all seem like good students. And the people of Beacon are well aware that you would never lash out the way you did...under normal circumstances. But when you're on the battlefield, your judgment can become clouded in an instant. Sometimes you see things that simply aren't there. Even after the fight has passed.
Yang: But I wasn't-
Ironwood: That's ENOUGH! The sad truth is, whether it was an accident or an doesn't matter. The world saw you attack an innocent student. They've already drawn their own conclusions.

Blake: I had someone very dear to me change. It wasn't in an instant, it was gradual...little choices that started to pile up. He told me not to worry. At first, they were accidents, then it was self-defense. Before long, even I began to think he was right. This is all just...very...familiar. But you're not him. And you've never done anything like this before. So...I want to trust you. I will trust you.

Nora: You heard the lady! NO MORE MOPING AROUND! We gotta get your butt in shape for the big fight! It could be TODAY! It could be TOMORROW! It could be THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!

Pyrrha: Do you believe in destiny?
Jaune: Uh... I dunno. I guess that depends on how you view it.
Pyrrha: When I think of destiny, I don't think of some predetermined fate that you can't escape. But rather...some sort of final goal. Something you work towards your entire life.
Jaune: Ok... uh yeah, I can see that, sure.
Pyrrha: Well... what would you do if something came along that you never expected? Something that had the potential to stand between you and your destiny.
Jaune: Like... what?
Pyrrha: Or, what if you could fulfill your destiny in an instant, but at the cost of who you were?
Jaune: Pyrrha, you're not making any sense.
Pyrrha: [Suddenly Shouting] None of it makes sense! This isn't how things were supposed to happen!

Episode 9: PvP

Cinder: This was not a tragedy. This was not an accident. This is what happens when you hand over your trust...your safety - your children - to men who claim to be our guardians, but are in reality nothing more than men. Our academies' headmasters wield more power than most armies and one was audacious enough to control both. They cling to this power in the name of peace, and yet what do we have here? One nation's attempt at a synthetic army mercilessly torn apart by another's star pupil. What need would Atlas have for a soldier disguised as an innocent little girl? I don't think the Grimm can tell the difference. And what, I ask you, is Ozpin teaching his students? First a dismemberment and now this? Huntsman and Huntresses should carry themselves with honor and mercy, yet I have witnessed neither. Perhaps Ozpin felt as though defeating Atlas in the tournament would help people forget his colossal failure to protect Vale when the Grimm invaded its streets. Or perhaps this was his message to the tyrannical dictator that has occupied an unsuspecting kingdom with armed forces. Honestly, I haven't the slightest clue as to who is right and who is wrong...but I know that the existence of peace is fragile and the leaders of our kingdoms conduct their business with iron gloves. As someone who hails from Mistral, I can assure you the situation there is...equally undesirable. Our kingdoms are at the brink of war yet we, the citizens, are left in the dark. So I ask you: when the first shots are fired... who do you think you can trust?

Episode 11: Heroes and Monsters

Adam: Running away, again? Is that what you've become, my love? A coward?
Blake: Why are you doing this?
Adam: You and I were going to change the world, remember? We were destined light to the fires of revolution! [Stomps a helpless student and prepares to kill him] Consider this the spark.
[Blake rushes in and engages Adam in a Blade Lock]
Blake: I'm. Not. Running.
Adam: You. Will. [Kicks Blake to the ground, but kills a Creep attacking her] But not before you suffer for your betrayal, my love.

Roman: Little Red, little Red. You are just DETERMINED to be the hero of Vale, aren't you?!
Ruby: What are you doing!? Without these ships, the Grimm will destroy everything!
Roman: That's the plan!
Ruby: But why!? What do you get out of it!?
Roman: You're asking the wrong questions, Red! It's not what I have to gain, it's that I can't afford to lose! I may be a gambling man, but even I know that there are some bets you just don't take. Like it or not, the people that hired me are going to change the world! You can't stop 'em, I can't stop 'em! You know the old saying: "If you can't beat 'em—"
(Neo gets whisked away)
Roman: NEO!
Ruby: I don't care what you say! We will stop them and I will stop you! BET ON THAT!!
Roman: You got spirit, Red... but this is the real world! The real world, IS COLD! The real world, DOESN'T CARE ABOUT SPIRIT!! You wanna be a hero? Then play the part and die like every other Huntsman in history! As for me, I'll do what I do best: lie, steal, cheat, AND SURVIVE!!!!!--

Adam: What you want is impossible! But I understand because all I want is you, Blake. And as I set out upon this world to deliver the justice mankind so greatly deserves, I will make it my mission to destroy everything you love.
(Yang runs into view fighting a White Fang member)
Yang: Blake! Blake! Where are you?
(Adam sees Blake's horrified face staring at Yang)
Adam: Starting with her.

Cinder: All this time....right beneath our feet. She was right about you...such arrogance.

Episode 12: End of the Beginning

Cinder: It's unfortunate you were promised a power that was never truly yours...
(Cinder circles around Pyrrha and lifts her chin up)
Cinder: But take comfort in knowing that I will use it in ways you could never have imagined.
(Pyrrha pulls away from her touch)
Pyrrha: Do you believe in destiny?
(Cinder narrows her eyes)
Cinder: Yes.

Salem: A smaller, more honest soul... It's true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire in to the hearts of the weary... The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute. Which is why... I will focus all of my power...
(The background music turns sinister)
Salem: To snuff it out. How does it feel? Knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing? That your guardians have failed you? That everything you've built will be torn down before your very eyes? Your faith in humanity was not misplaced... When banded together, united by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them... Place doubt into their minds... And any semblance of power they had will wash away. Of course, they won't realize it at first. Like you they'll cling to their fleeting hope... Their aspirations... But this is merely the first move. So you send your guardians. Your huntsmen and huntresses. And when they fail and you turn to your smaller soul... know that you send her to the same pitiful demise. This is the beginning of the end, Ozpin. And I can't wait to watch you burn.

    Volume 4 
Episode 2: Remembrance

Pyrrha: I know this can be frustrating… And it can feel like so much effort to progress such a small amount, but I want you to know that I’m proud of you. I’ve never met someone so determined to better themselves. You’ve grown so much since we started training. And I know this is just the beginning. Jaune, I-I…I want you to know that I’m just happy to be a part of your life. I'll always be here for you, Jaune.

Episode 7: Punished

Jacques: Your presupposition that you can simply have whatever it is you want is a clear sign of our failure as parents. But from now on, I'll be giving you the full attention you require, starting by keeping you where I can see you.
Weiss: You can't just keep me from leaving!
Jacques: I can, and the staff here will make sure of it.
Weiss: So now I'm just your prisoner!?
Jacques: You are my daughter. You're a child, and children are grounded when they misbehave.
Weiss: This is only going to make things worse, Father. People will ask questions! They'll want to know why the heiress to the Schnee Dust Company is suddenly nowhere to be found!
Jacques: Which is why you are no longer the heiress to the Schnee Dust Company.
Weiss: Excuse me?
Jacques: Clearly, the trauma you endured at the fall of Beacon was too much for you. Which is why you've generously revoked your claim to the company and its earnings and passed it on to your brother Whitley. It's time to wake up and face reality.

Episode 10: Kuroyuri

Ruby: This is my fault. I should have never dragged you guys into this.
Jaune: You didn't drag us in. We wanted to come.
Ruby: But you didn't know about Tyrian, about—
Jaune: Ruby. We lost... we lost Pyrrha. You lost her, too. And Penny, and your team, and in a way, your sister. But you're still here, despite everything you've lost, everything you could still lose, you chose to come out here. Because you felt like you could make a difference.
(Jaune places his hand on Ruby's shoulder)
Jaune: You didn't drag us along. You gave us the courage to follow you.

Ren: We never get the easy path, do we?
Nora: Easy's no fun anyway.

Episode 11: Taking Control

Blake: Everyone thinks they can help me, but they can't. You saw Ilia last night and she's not even the worst! ...No. No more. They're better off without me. I made my choices and I'll deal with the consequences because they belong to me.
Sun: You think you're being selfless, but you're not. Yeah, that chameleon friend of yours got me pretty good... but I'd do it all again if it meant protecting you. (beat) I could promise Yang would say the same.
(Sun gets up, with effort)
Sun: You can make your own choices, sure. But you don't get to make ours. When your friends fight for you, it's because we want to. So stop pushing us out. (beat) It hurts more than anything the bad guys could ever do to us.

Episode 12: No Safe Haven

"This is what we were training for, Yang: to become Huntresses, to be the ones to stand up and do something about all the bad in the world. Because there are plenty of people out there who are still lost, and even more who will try to gain everything they can from their sorrow. Believe me when I say I know it can feel impossible. Like every single day is a struggle against some unstoppable monster we can never hope to beat. But we have to try. If not for us, then for the people we've already... then for the people we haven't lost yet."
—Excerpt from Ruby's letter to Yang

    Volume 5 
Episode 2: Dread In The Air

Hazel: You don't like me, you have no reason to like me. But you don't have to like me to get the results you want.
Sienna Khan: I'm starting to doubt either of you fully comprehend what it is that I want! I want Humanity to fear the Faunus; to know that we demand respect. I do not want to start a war with the humans that we cannot win!
Adam: That's where you're wrong.
(Hazel and Sienna Khan both stare at him with uncertainty. Adam begins walking up to Sienna's throne.)
Adam: We can win a war against the humans, not only because we have the support of Hazel's master, but because the Faunus are the dominant species of this planet. We're better than humans; we have everything humans have and more. Humans shouldn't just fear the Faunus:
(As Adam reaches the top, he leans toward Sienna with a grin on his face).
Adam: they should serve the Faunus!

Episode 10: True Colours

Blake: Humans didn't do this. We did this. Faunus. We did this to ourselves. We're just as capable of hate and violence as the humans, but I don't think any of us would jump at the chance to point that out. So why are we letting Adam do it for us? By doing nothing and staying silent, we let others speak and act in our place. And if we're not proud of the choices they make, then we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is the message Adam Taurus will bring to the world if no one stops him. But we can stop him! You have to understand that all of you are looking for simple answers to a very complicated problem. And I can't give that to you. I don't know how to make hate go away. I don't! But I know this kind of violence is not the solution. I understand that to ask you to leave your homes and protect Haven Academy is asking you to put your lives at risk- but that's what's at stake. So I'm going. And I'll stand by myself if I have to.

Episode 11: The More The Merrier

Jaune: What is wrong with you? How can you be so broken inside ... to take so many lives, and then come here and rub it in our faces like it’s something to be proud of?!
Nora: Jaune -
Jaune: (enraged) All with that damn smile on your face!! (tears stream from his eyes)
The rest of the group draw their weapons.
Qrow: Everybody, stay calm!
Cinder just glares.
Jaune: I’m gonna make you pay for what you did!! Do you hear me?!
Qrow: Kid!
Jaune: Well?! SAY SOMETHING!!
Cinder: Who are you again?
Episode 13: Downfall
Nora: I don't need him to hurt. I just need him to go down!

Episode 14: Haven's Fate

Raven: I’ve stared death in the face over and over again! (in her anger, her Maiden powers activate) And every time I’ve spat in that face and survived, because I’m strong enough to do what others won’t!!
Yang: Oh, shut up!! You don’t know the first thing about strength! You turn your back on people, you run away when things get too hard, you put others in harm’s way instead of yourself!! (she balls her hand into a fist, shaking) You might be powerful, but that doesn’t make you strong.
Raven: (enraged) Who do you think you are lecturing me?! Standing there, shaking like a scared little girl?!
Yang: Yeah, I’m scared. But I’m still standing here! (begins approaching Raven) I’m not like you, I won’t run. Which is why you’re going to give me the Relic.
Raven: And why would I—
Yang: Because you’re afraid of Salem!!! And if you thought having Maiden powers put a target on your back, imagine what she’ll do when she finds out you have a Relic. (Raven turns away, seething) She’ll come after you with everything she has. (Raven’s expression then turns solemn) Or she can come after me. (Raven’s eyes widen when she hears her daughter say that, before turning back to her.) And I’ll be standing there, waiting for her.
After a tense moment, Raven deactivates her Maiden powers.
Raven: You don’t want to do this, Yang.
Yang: Nope. But I’m gonna do it anyway.

    Volume 6 

Episode 1: Argus Limited

"It’s been two weeks since the attack on Haven. The official reports states that the plot to destroy Mistral’s CCT Tower was thwarted by Ghira Belladonna and the Faunus militia group from Menagerie. A Huntsman and some students coincidentally visiting the headmaster were also able to lend some assistance. Unfortunately, Leonardo Lionheart lost his life while trying to defend his school. And those responsible for organizing the attack managed to escape. As I’m sure you can guess, there’s a lot more to this report than I’m willing to say in this letter. But for now, what I’m trying to say is that we’re on our way to Atlas, James. There’s a good chance we’ll get there before this letter does, but in case we don’t, I need you to know that we’re bringing a lot more than bad news with us. See you soon, Qrow."
Qrow's letter to General Ironwood

Episode 2: Uncovered

Ruby: Jinn... What is Ozpin hiding from us?
Ozpin: NO!!!

Jinn: Once Upon a Time, there stood a lonely Tower, that sheltered a lonely girl, named Salem.

Episode 8: Dead End

Ruby: So, how do I laser beam monsters with my eyeballs?
Maria: First, you stop thinking like that!

Episode 9: Lost

Emerald: I just... Cinder was the only family I ever had. She cared about me, taught me things. But without her here, I don't know if what we're doing—
Mercury: Wake up already. Cinder doesn't care about you! She doesn't care about either of us!
Emerald: You don't know what you're talking about!
Mercury: You're in denial. But if you're gonna start having a crisis of identity or some crap.....keep me out of it.

Ruby: I want to hear him out! I know you're trying to protect us, that you're afraid we can't do it, but right now, I don't really care what you think! Just because you don't have an idea, doesn't mean we're out of options! Oz hasn't been here to tell us what to do, but we still managed to get this far anyway. We've been in bad situations before, and we don't need an adult to come save us or tell us what to do. We just did it our way! And I say we do it our way. And if you think you can keep up with us "kids"... we'd be happy to have you.
Ruby to Qrow

Episode 10: Stealing from the Elderly

Blake: Let go of the past, Adam. Do it for yourself.
Adam: Just forget it all? Is that what you did to me? You just threw our memories away?
Blake: Adam!
Adam: I let you go once already, Blake (unsheathes sword) I'm never making that mistake again.

Episode 12: Seeing Red

Cordovin: Surrender for your crimes, and accept your punishment!
Ruby: No! We're going to Atlas! Bigger people than you have tried and failed. But we're supposed to be on the same side! We're supposed to use our power to protect people! But you just use yours to look down on everyone. We didn't mean to steal from you but you gave us no other choice. Now I'm giving you one last chance to stand down to hear us out!
Cordovin: I've heard enough.

Adam: You knew you couldn't win two at one in Haven. What makes you so sure you can win now?
Blake: I don't have a choice. I have people who actually care about me. And I promised to never leave them again, so I'm not dying now.
Adam: You know she made a promise to me once. That'd she always be at my side. Aheh! And look how well she's kept it.
Yang: Did she make that promise to you, or the person you were pretending to be?
Adam: So I just wasn't good enough for ya?
Blake: You know it's so much more than that.
Adam: I know you've made your choice... and I've made mine.

Adam: Moment of truth Yang! Do you think you're faster than you were at Beacon?
Yang: (Gasps)
Adam: (Smirks) Me neither.

Adam: What does she even see in you!?

Yang: Gotcha!

Yang: I may not be faster, but I'm smarter.

Adam: Oh...

Blake: I- I'm not going to break my promise. I swear.
Yang: I know you won't.

Episode 13: Our Way

Cinder: You know, Neo... someone once asked me if I believe in destiny. (pause) And I'm happy to say, I still do.

Hazel: There's an old saying. "If you want something done right, do it yourself."

    Volume 7 

Episode 1: The Greatest Kingdom

"Many describe these as uncertain times, and while that may be the case for the rest of the world, I can tell you what is certain. The Kingdom of Atlas will remain strong, and it will remain safe. That is my promise."
Propaganda message from General Ironwood

" Sal...u...tations!"
Penny making her grand return

Episode 6: A Night Off

Nora: Ren, what's going on? Why won't you just talk to me?
Ren: You know I've...never really been good with talking.
Nora:...Then screw talking! (grabs Ren by the shirt and kisses him deeply)

Episode 7: Worst Case Scenario

Ironwood: What’s more important? Establishing communications, unite the world? Or appeasing a few city blocks?
Nora: (emotional) Don’t make it sound trivial when you know it isn’t. You keep talking about how we just need a little more time, but you’re not the one having to struggle.
Ironwood: We have all had to make sacrifices for the greater good. Mantle has had to bear a lot of the burden, yes, but—
Nora: They’re bearing all of it! The longer this waiting game goes on, the harder each day gets for people down there and now you wanna send in more soldiers? You can’t just force people to fall in line. If you do that, you’ll just be trading all of these problems for the Grimm!
Ruby: Please, General Ironwood. Squeezing Mantle this way… That kind of division plays right into Salem’s hands.

Episode 8: Cordially Invited

"General, if I may be blunt, you have spent what little trust this council had left in you. The hacker who turned Atlas drones against us was never captured, whoever's been murdering your critics is still at large. How are we supposed to give you our trust when you've given us nothing as of late?"
Jacques Schnee, dressing down Ironwood

Willow Schnee: No matter what happens, Weiss, please don't forget about your brother.
Weiss Schnee: Whitely wants nothing to do with me.
Willow: Of course not. You left him alone... with us.

Episode 11: Gravity

"Loyalty ALWAYS matters!"
Ironwood, showing what a Control Freak he really is

Episode 12: With Friends Like This

Harriet: You think you can stop us? Please, we're the best huntsmen in Atlas.
Ruby: You were. Then you trained us.

Episode 13: The Enemy Of Trust

"You Atlas elites are all the same! You think hoarding power means you'll have it forever, but it just makes the rest of us hungrier! And I refuse to starve."
Cinder Fall

"The single quality that is common across every living creature on this planet is fear. It's funny then, that as common as fear is, we so easily underestimate its power. Fear of growing close to someone. The subsequent fear of loss. Fear of failure. And, as more people depend on you, those fears can take on greater power. But, fear itself isn't worthy of concern; it is who we become while in its clutches. Will you be proud of that person? Will you forgive them? Will you understand why they felt the need to do the things they did? Will you even recognize them? Or will the person staring back at you be the very thing you should have feared from the start? I suppose we all find out, sooner or later."
Professor Ozpin

    Volume 8 
Episode 1: Divide
"Atlas is only Salem's current target. She's not hiding anymore and once she's done here she'll move on to the rest of Remnant. We have to warn them!"
Ruby Rose

Episode 4: Fault

"Did you hear that, my pet? She "thinks", she "wants"... as if she's done something that warrants me caring about either of those."
Salem passively insulting Cinder

"Are you kidding?! We don’t know the first thing about being Huntsmen. We clearly weren’t ready. [...] People are going to die. Because of us. [...] I’m just saying what nobody else wants to. We’re in way over our heads, Ruby is barely more than a kid, I’m just an orphan from the middle of nowhere— (turns to Jaune when he tries to interject) And you cheated your way into Beacon!"
Lie Ren

"You're right, Ren. I... I cheated my way into Beacon. But, I'm glad I had people around me that make me notice I was bigger than that mistake. You've got people around you too. You don't have to force yourself to be strong. The more you hide from what you're feeling, the more alone you're going to feel. Trust me."
Jaune Arc

Episode 5: Amity

"Um, uh. Hi. My name is Ruby Rose. I’m a Huntress. And if we’ve done everything right,  then I’m talking to all of Remnant right now. Dr. Polendina can explain more later, but right now you all need to know that the Kingdom of Atlas is under attack. Things are dire, and we need help. But please, try not to panic. This isn’t some new enemy or invading Kingdom. This is a force we’ve faced before, for centuries… Salem. The White Fang, Atlesian drones, even the Grimm themselves have all been controlled and manipulated by her, in order to tear down the Huntsmen Acadamies. I know the idea of the Maidens and Relics seems… well… crazy, but I promise Professor Goodwitch of Beacon and Headmaster Theodore of Shade  can verify all of this. They might even be able to help organize a way to fight back. But sadly, General Ironwood can no longer be trusted. We didn’t have time to prepare for Salem. But now you do! Just because she can’t be destroyed, doesn’t mean she can’t be beaten. If she really was unstoppable, she wouldn’t have acted with such caution until now. She knows we’re a threat. So even if we— even if Atlas falls, you can’t give up. I hope Amity Tower will help bring us all together. Because in the end, that’s how we’ll win."
Ruby Rose, speaking to all of Remnant.

Episode 6: Midnight

"You were right. Without you, I am nothing. But because of you, I am everything!"
Cinder Fall, right as she kills the Madame

Episode 9: Witch

Salem: So, you've decided against vengeance for your sister after all this time?
Hazel: (Activates Fire Dust around his hands) I'm doing what Gretchen would have done!

Episode 10: Ultimatum

"Oh, of course you are! Because that's just what you do, isn't it? And how has that worked out for you? You stormed into Fria's room thinking you could take on Ironwood's top fighter and war machine. But you couldn't. And that machine became the Winter Maiden! Oh, and let's not forget your deal with Raven Branwen. Get all your enemies in one place so you'd have a shot at revenge! If only someone could've warned you against such a miserable idea. Oh wait... I DID! But you pushed ahead and you lost it when all you had to do was your job! You think you're entitled to everything just because you've suffered, but suffering isn't enough!! You can't just be strong, you have to be smart! You can't just be deserving, you have to be worthy! But all you have ever been, IS A BLOODY MIGRAINE!"
Arthur Watts, tearing Cinder Fall down a few notches for her behavior.

Episode 11: Risk

"Mom took a risk the day she left, and I don't think...I don't think it went the way she wanted to. But she's still my hero."
Yang Xiao Long, talking about Summer Rose

Episode 14: The Final Word

Winter: Where...? What is this?
Penny: I thought of you... and here we are.
Winter: (Gasps, voice trembling) Oh, Penny...
Penny: It seemed fitting that it should be you. It was your power after all.
Winter: No, Penny. You were always the real Maiden at heart. I was just a machine... just... following orders.
[Penny holds Winter's hands.]
Penny: You were my friend.
[Golden aura travels from Penny's hands to Winter's hands. Both of them smile at this.]
Winter: Thank you... for trusting me with this. When you’re... gone...
Penny: I won’t be gone, I’ll be part of you.
Winter: (Crying) Good. I’m glad.

Ironwood: So. The destiny I chose for you has arrived.
Winter: You chose nothing! This was a gift.

"And that's checkmate."
Cinder Fall

    Volume 9 
What are you?
The Arc Words of this Volume

Episode 1: A Place of Particular Concern

This is the story of a girl who had a lot of problems...

Episode 8: Tea Amongst Terrible Trouble

Curious Cat: It’s all right, Ruby. It’s over now.
Ruby: What? I’m sorry… I don’t want to be me anymore… (sobs)
Curious Cat: It’s okay, little Huntress… I can be you instead. (chuckles) I have been trying to wear you down for so long! (phases their paws through Ruby’s chest)
Ruby: (screams) What are you… doing?!
Curious Cat: My purpose. When a poor little heart is broken, I can fill it with mine. I’m afraid I haven’t been entirely honest with you, Ruby.
Ruby: No!
Curious Cat: I’m not like the other Afterans here, I’m cursed with curiosity. I need to know everything! But more than anything, I need to know why my makers left me here… Only to leave and make all of— OW!!

Episode 10: Of Solitude And Self

"The five of you have had a greater impact than you know. Just like Alyx and Lewis did before you—just like others will after you. One small kindness in one small moment led to such a marvelous transformation. Much like one act of dishonesty caused an unfortunate change.
The Blacksmith


Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest.
White is cold and always yearning, burdened by a royal test.
Black the beast descends from shadows.
Yellow beauty burns gold...
— "Red Like Roses"

Born with no life,
Into subjugation.
Treated like a worthless animal,
Stripped of all rights,
Just a lesser being,
Crushed by cruel ruthless Human rule.
— "From Shadows" (Single version)

There's a day when all courage collapses,
And our friends turn and leave us behind.
Creatures of darkness will triumph;
The sun won't rise.
When we've lost all hope,
And succumb to fear,
And the skies rain blood,
And the end draws near,
I may fall,
But not like this: it won't be by your hand.
— "I May Fall"

Your world needs a great defender,
your world's in the way of harm.
You want a romantic life,
a fairy tale that's full of charm.
Beware that the light is fading.
Beware as the dark returns.
This world's unforgiving,
Even brilliant lights will cease to burn.
— "This Will Be The Day"

Were we born to fight and die?
Sacrificed for one huge lie?
Are we heroes keeping peace?
Or are we weapons?
Pointed at the enemy
So someone else can claim a victory?
—"Time To Say Goodbye"

What if all the plans you made,
were not worth the price they paid?
Even with the lives you stole,
still no closer to your...
— "Sacrifice"

This is not a tragedy it's not an accident,
you placed your faith in fools and now you'll smother in lament.
They play the part of allies claiming peace their only goal,
but once the fight for power starts they'll eat each other whole.
Their iron gloves point fingers, they'll wage a war of blame.
And mankind will wilt. In. Pain.

There'll be no rest,
There'll be no love,
There'll be no hero in the end
who will rise above.
And when it ends
The good will crawl,
The shining light will sink in darkness
Victory for hate incarnate
Misery and pain for all
When it falls...
—"When It Falls"

Form your armies, dream your dreams.
Make your plans, and plot your schemes.
Send your fighters, one and all.
Then in battle,
— "Divide"

When it feels like there's nothing
worth living for
Everything is broken
The light's not there any more
And the story
takes an unexpected turn
A friend is suddenly gone
We can cry our lives away
But if they were here they'd say
Go forward you must keep moving on
— "Let's Just Live"

I'm cursed black cat
I'm an albatross
I'm a mirror broken
Sad to say, I'm your bad luck charm
— "Bad Luck Charm"

I'm not your pet,
not another thing you own.
I was not born guilty of your crimes.
Your riches and your influence
can't hold me any more.
I won't be possessed,
burdened by your royal test!
I will not surrender!
This life is mine!
—"This Life Is Mine"

Feel like I'm finally unbroken.
Feel like I'm back from the dead!
My strength back and confidence growing.
Out of my way, cause I'm
—"Armed and Ready"

Show them how you smile
It's only for a while
Take what you need
Leave them to bleed
Let them know bitter
While your revenge is sweet
— "Smile"

Can't wish away the dismal days
Can't bring back what is gone
Won't waste more tears on yesteryears
Instead we'll carry on!
We'll win for sure
We will endure
And though our goal is far
We'll be the ones to touch the sun!
The triumph will be ours!
It's not destiny!
It would be a great mistake to think so
Every choice is ours and ours alone!
This hasn't all been mapped by fate
This is the future we create
And we're powered by
Every tear that's dried!
—"The Triumph"

This is the end!
Here's where you'll die!
Legends should scatter
so just say goodbye!
No one will miss you
when you're finally gone!
At your conclusion
sing your swan song!
Murder, unkindness, conspiracy!
Embers extinguished in effigy!
Just close your eyes
Don't fear demise
Black out the sky!
All things must die!
—"All Things Must Die"

The way I feel
To you it's no big deal
It's sad but it's true
That the one thing I can count on
Is that I can't count on you
— "All That Matters"

This time
The ways of the past we'll get over.
We'll climb
Enlightened, a new state of mind.
And now,
I'll stand with you shoulder-to-shoulder.
Out the ashes, a new flame ignite!
Rise up from shadows, and into the light!
We'll stand undivided, our futures aligned.
A new brotherhood
This time!
—"This Time (From Shadows Part II)"

Behold your flaccid leaders,
Too weak to take the prize.
Replace them with a warrior;
It’s time we mobilize!
Depose the feeble cowards,
Heed this battle cry!
Vengeance on the human filth
The time is now we’ll rise!
I’m here,
I’m your savior,
I’ll be lionized

Take my hand.
I'm here to protect you,
Nothing can stop me!
There's no sacrifice,
That I won't make.
I'll risk it all,
To keep you safe.
Trust me,
To be strong.
I'll be your hero,
Just hold on!

Convince yourself you're noble
But we both know it's not so
But if you cross my battle line
You'll find you'll be sorry that you tried
If it's war that you want then you got it
If it's pain well I brought what you need
If it is true what you say: you're the best, then let's play!

Clean the linens, sweep the floors
Shut your mouth and do your chores
Scrub the dishes in the sink
No one said that you should think
Shine the silver, wash the clothes
And when you're finished, darn the socks, draw my bath
Fetch my slippers, fill my glass
And rub my feet; Hurry up, you're so slow
You're no good I hope you know
That your life is of no use
And the truth is that
No one's ever loved you
—"The Truth"

    Other Media 
"RWBY is a smash-hit internet show about 3D anime girls smashing each other that somehow got popular despite its initial budget of seven dollars. The world of Remnant is filled with monstrous creatures called Grimm and mankind's only hope for survival are the Huntsmen, a group of warriors who fight for the people with sensible weapons like a tuba that is also a gun."

"RWBY - The result of Sailor Moon and Bloodborne having a drunk fling, it subsists on a steady diet of Rule of Cool. You take four cute teenage heroines and watch as the grim, behind-the-scenes reality of their glamourous high adventure world beans them over the head repeatedly."

"RWBY is hopepunk. Hopepunk isn’t about winning 100% of the time. It’s about facing the darkness with what light you can summon and doing what you can to fight it."