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This is the recap page for Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth's RWBY.

This page also indexes the recap pages for the mini-series World of Remnant, whose episodes were scattered throughout Volumes 2-4 of the main show.

Warning: On these recap pages, all spoilers will be left unmarked, including for FIRST-exclusive content.


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Main Show

The web animation show that began the entire franchise. This started with four trailers that were released prior to the start of the show, each one centred one member of the titular team.
    Trailers (November 2012 - June 2013) 

    Volume 1 (July 2013 - November 2013) 
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♫ This will be the day we've waited for
This will be the day we open up the door
I don't want to hear your absolution
Hope you're ready for a revolution... ♫
"I don't wanna be 'the bee's knees.' I don't wanna be any kind of 'knees!' I just wanna be a normal girl, with normal knees."
Ruby Rose

A young hero, an exalted heiress, a troubled rogue, and a party girl. These are the four members of RWBY, a team brought together and trained for the sole purpose of combating the rampant evils that plague the fantastic world of Remnant. Ruby Rose is a young girl who has just been accepted to Beacon Academy. This school was founded to train the monster-slayers known as Huntsmen and Huntresses. However, Ruby will not be alone. Upon arriving at Beacon, she is promptly paired with Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and her sister, Yang Xiao Long. If these four girls want to graduate they'll have to learn to work together both on the battlefield and in the classroom.

Many episodes in Volume 1 were split into two half-length parts, which were released and numbered separately, but combined for the DVD and Blu-Ray release. The list below reflects the original numbering, but each split episode has a single recap page.


  1. "Ruby Rose"
  2. "The Shining Beacon"
  3. "The Shining Beacon, Part 2"
  4. "The First Step"
  5. "The First Step, Part 2"
  6. "The Emerald Forest"
  7. "The Emerald Forest, Part 2"
  8. "Players and Pieces"
  9. "The Badge and the Burden"
  10. "The Badge and the Burden, Part 2"
  11. "Jaunedice"
  12. "Jaunedice, Part 2"
  13. "Forever Fall"
  14. "Forever Fall, Part 2"
  15. "The Stray"
  16. "Black and White"

    Volume 2 (July 2014 - October 2014) 
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♫ Now it's time to say goodbye
To the things we loved
And the innocence of youth... ♫
"Our enemies aren't just going to sit around and wait for graduation day. They're out there, somewhere, planning their next move, and none of us know what it is, but it's coming! Whether we're ready or not!"
Blake Belladonna

Team RWBY is back and ready for their second semester at Beacon, an academy that trains the world’s strongest fighters. But real life doesn’t stop there. Between classes and homework, they still have to find time to save the world. And between the White Fang, Roman Torchwick, and the emergence of a mysterious new trio, they certainly have their work cut out for them!


  1. "Best Day Ever"
  2. "Welcome to Beacon"
  3. "A Minor Hiccup"
  4. "Painting the Town..."
  5. "Extracurricular"
  6. "Burning the Candle"
  7. "Dance Dance Infiltration"
  8. "Field Trip"
  9. "Search and Destroy"
  10. "Mountain Glenn"
  11. "No Brakes"
  12. "Breach"

    Volume 3 (October 2015 - February 2016) 
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♫ The shining light will sink in darkness
Victory for hate incarnate
Misery and pain for all
When it falls... ♫
"I've been out there and seen the things she's made, and let me tell you, they are fear."
Qrow Branwen

The Vytal Festival Tournament is the ultimate battle of skill, pitting the world's most powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses in training against one another... and it's finally here! Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are back for a tournament full of over-the-top action, and they're not alone. New fighters from around Remnant are ready to bring glory to their own kingdoms, but there are those among them with a far more sinister goal in mind, that will change the world of Remnant forever and leave nothing the same again...


  1. "Round One"
  2. "New Challengers..."
  3. "It's Brawl in the Family"
  4. "Lessons Learned"
  5. "Never Miss a Beat"
  6. "Fall"
  7. "Beginning of the End"
  8. "Destiny"
  9. "PvP"
  10. "Battle of Beacon"
  11. "Heroes and Monsters"
  12. "End of the Beginning"
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    Volume 4 (October 2016 - February 2017) 
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♫ Inside we're torn apart
But time will mend our hearts
Move onward
Not there yet
So let's just live! ♫
"It doesn't matter what we're called, as long we're together."
Jaune Arc

It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.



  1. "The Next Step"
  2. "Remembrance"
  3. "Of Runaways and Stowaways"
  4. "Family"
  5. "Menagerie"
  6. "Tipping Point"
  7. "Punished"
  8. "A Much Needed Talk"
  9. "Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back"
  10. "Kuroyuri"
  11. "Taking Control"
  12. "No Safe Haven"

    Volume 5 (October 2017 - January 2018) 
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♫ We'll win, we're sure we will endure
And though our goal is far
We'll be the ones to touch the sun
The triumph will be ours! ♫
"I always knew that I wanted to be more than a farmhand, but this? Who would ask for this?"
Oscar Pine

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?



  1. "Welcome to Haven"
  2. "Dread in the Air"
  3. "Unforeseen Complications"
  4. "Lighting the Fire"
  5. "Necessary Sacrifice"
  6. "Known by its Song"
  7. "Rest and Resolutions"
  8. "Alone Together"
  9. "A Perfect Storm"
  10. "True Colors"
  11. "The More the Merrier"
  12. "Vault of the Spring Maiden"
  13. "Downfall"
  14. "Haven's Fate"

    Volume 6 (October 2018 - January 2019) 
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♫ As sun seeks day
We'll find our way
And we'll catch the dream together someday soon...
We're rising like the moon! ♫
"It's important not to lose sight of what drives us: love, justice, reverence. But the moment you put your desires before my own...they will be lost to you."
Salem

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang have been reunited and Team RWBY’s first mission back is one of grave importance: escorting the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas. With Beacon fallen and Mistral compromised, Remnant’s northernmost academy may now be the safest place in the world, but making it there will be more dangerous than anyone could have imagined.



  1. "Argus Limited"
  2. "Uncovered"
  3. "The Lost Fable"
  4. "So That's How It Is"
  5. "The Coming Storm"
  6. "Alone in the Woods"
  7. "The Grimm Reaper"
  8. "Dead End"
  9. "Lost"
  10. "Stealing from the Elderly"
  11. "The Lady in the Shoe"
  12. "Seeing Red"
  13. "Our Way"

    Volume 7 (November 2019 - February 2020) 
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♫ Trust love
The truth is there but sometimes in disguise! ♫
"Everybody thinks what they’re doing is right, but usually, they’re just looking out for themselves and their secrets."
Weiss Schnee

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang have fought hard alongside their friends to bring the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas, the northernmost Kingdom in Remnant. However, the futuristic urban-sprawl may hide just as much danger as the Grimm-infested tundra that surrounds it. Enemies and allies will collide as our heroes fight to stop Salem's forces, but banding together is dangerous when you don't know who to trust.


  1. "The Greatest Kingdom"
  2. "A New Approach"
  3. "Ace Operatives"
  4. "Pomp And Circumstance"
  5. "Sparks"
  6. "A Night Off"
  7. "Worst Case Scenario"
  8. "Cordially Invited"
  9. "As Above, So Below"
  10. "Out in the Open"
  11. "Gravity"
  12. "With Friends Like These"
  13. "The Enemy of Trust"

    Volume 8 (November 2020 - TBA) 
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"I have questions for you... but first I need the one who can show me how."
"This game is not yours to win... it's mine. All you need concern yourself with is your ability to act when I tell you to."
Salem

Our heroes' worst fears have finally been realized: Salem is here, and the timing couldn't be worse for the divided Kingdom of Atlas. Fear has turned friends into enemies, while doubt threatens to splinter humanity's remaining allies. With both Salem and Ironwood stacking the odds against them, and the fate of Remnant at stake, it's up to team RWBY to make their play before it's too late.


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World of Remnant

The World of Remnant is a mini-series that runs throughout Volumes 2-4 of the main show. They are world-building episodes, designed to give a bit more insight into the world in which the show is set.
    Volume 2 (July 2014 - October 2014) 
These episodes take place during Volume 2 of the main show. They are narrated by the mysterious Female Narrator who introduces the pilot episode of the main show.
  1. "Dust"
  2. "Kingdoms"
  3. "Grimm"
  4. "Aura"

    Volume 3 (October 2015 - February 2016) 
These episodes take place during Volume 3 of the main show. They are narrated by Professor Ozpin.
  1. "The Vytal Festival Tournament"
  2. "Huntsmen"
  3. "The Cross Continental Transmit System"
  4. "The Four Maidens"

    Volume 4 (October 2016 - February 2017) 
These episodes take place during Volume 4 of the main show. They are narrated by Qrow Branwen.
  1. "Vale"
  2. "Mistral"
  3. "Atlas"
  4. "Vacuo"
  5. "Between Kingdoms"
  6. "Faunus"
  7. "Schnee Dust Company"
  8. "The Great War"

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