Chapter 8: Players and Pieces

RWBY: Chapter 8: Players and Pieces

RWBY is a new animated series from Rooster Teeth, directed by Monty Oum. The story focuses on a group of four girls in their first year at a legendary academy where they will learn to fight monsters.

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  • cybis

    3 weeks ago

    This episode is what made me love RWBY. This fight scene is just so damned epic. At the end you feel as speechless as all the characters, thinking "Holy hell, WTF did I just see?". I still get that same feeling, after all these years and after having seen the whole series several times. It's so sad that in the 5 seasons since, the series has never again lived up to this moment. What does this episode have that's missing from the others? I feel like it's something more than simply fight choreography, but I can't pin it down.

  • the-legendary-dark-demon

    4 weeks ago

    Norah is awesome!

  • jake1230 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Re-watching this episodes reminds me how awesome Pyrrha was. Man, I miss her.

  • Doinstuffman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Doin' Stuff, man.

    1 month ago

    I've watched this episode a few times now, and I still think I'm missing something. Did they ever actually explain how Ruby and Weiss ended up in the air with the Nevermore? Like, she falls out of the sky in the last episode, and they have them up in the air at the start of this one, but I still feel like there's a scene missing, or that there should have been one there. Minor confusion, but the episode is still awesome.

  • vanguard003

    2 months ago

    Still one of the best episodes in the whole dang series... Love you Monty!

  • skittlemac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Just realized when Juan says hey to ruby his mouth isn't moving 

  • crazz

    4 months ago

    Oh memories

  • ValentineHeart

    4 months ago

    #RemasterVolumeOne

  • ctrasco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    5:20, I always thought that grey circle under Jaune's chest-plate was just more armor. Turns out pumpkin Pete has been there the whole time.

  • booksds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Slightly Upset King

    6 months ago

    Who else is looking forward to the AH dub of this episode soon? 

  • Rex8112

    7 months ago

    Rewatching this and I just realized... This is not the only time Ruby is saved from a Scorpion Tail Sting

  • Talthan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    All these comments, and no one's saying anything about the one time Jean actually managed to make a cool line? "Just dropping in?" Yes, boy!

  • d3adandt0ast3d FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Everytime I rewatch this:

  • Justin-Thadick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Man's not Hot

    11 months ago

    beautiful episode

  • Didd23

    1 year ago

    People have commented in the past about how the fights are never as good as they were in the first season. That may be because of the sharp learning curve at Beacon. They learn how to take down enemies quickly and efficiently, they learn weaknesses, and they also get stronger. So it's not really a surprise when they start taking down grimm like they're nothing.

  • yairzucker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Light

    1 year ago

    Okay. 3 years later, I watched this episode well over 20 times. Still can't tell what Ruby says in 4:45. "Horrible knees"?

    • intenseautism

      1 year ago

      She says "Normal Knees" 

    • CharlieDinge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      she says "normal Knees" which is a reference to the first episode where she tells her sister that she doesn’t want to stand out or be the “bee’s knees”.


  • SylveonSerenade

    1 year ago

    Jokes aside, I ALWAYS get chills as she drags the big ass bird up the cliff. Go Ruby.


  • SylveonSerenade

    1 year ago

    NO CAPES!

  • Falkyn

    1 year ago

    I just realized the reason they ended up on the teams they did was because of the relics they picked....Yang and Ruby both picked the cute little pony.


    • Falkyn

      1 year ago

      I also just realized it tells you this at the end of the episode....this is what happens when you watch the first two seasons on netflix.....

  • uziel117 Uziel117

    1 year ago

    Definitely my favorite episode of the first volume! That last fight is amazing.
    Also Yang is hilarious =p

  • dubious8701 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    RUBY! YANG! NORA! XD

  • therandomhuntsmanrwby

    1 year ago

    what happened to weiss' eye? also season one was the best in my opinion.

    • Klorix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Do you mean her scar? Did you watch the trailers? You should.  simple_smile

    • therandomhuntsmanrwby

      1 year ago

      I only watched the red trailer

  • Bismuth73 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This episode put RWBY on the map, so to speak. From the action to the humor to the story development, this episode is the gem of Season One.

    • EZ-E590 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      I still get excited seeing this scene again. As soon as Red like Roses part 2 hits, it's magic, and everything in-between made me laugh or warmed my heart with character interactions. Monty, we miss you. 

    • atlessa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Goes to show how much of a wizard Monty was...

  • soultalon

    1 year ago

    oh wtf. Haha is phyra wearing heels??? How does she fight!? 

  • CalibarFT

    1 year ago

    No Capes!

    • animalia

      1 year ago

      Or at least easily detachable capes

  • DavidCalc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    New Olympic Sport: Bird Decapitation Wall Sprinting

    • Robert-StefanikJr_92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      just image the training work out

  • JakeNakfoor

    1 year ago

    Yang's lines are the best.

    "How bout a cute little pony?!"

    "Great! The gang's all here. Now we can die together!"

  • JauneArcSwag

    1 year ago

    Does anyone else think that Ozpin sounds like he is trying to hold in a laugh at 11:48 when he says "congratulations young man" to Jaune?

  • Leonator666

    1 year ago

    This show somehow feels like a video game, in which the bosses are taking more and more hits, but survive until they do not have any healthpoints anymore

    • xbowl5

      2 months ago

      well their game is pretty fun. idk how many times iv'e beat it already

  • authormartin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ranger of the Wilds

    2 years ago

    Hand's down the best episode of Volume One.

  • RWBYANG

    2 years ago

    Still after 3 Volume's this is one of the best episodes. Definitely my favorite from Volume 1 for sure. I remember how much everyone loved this episode when it came out.

  • Fourteenth_Eagle

    2 years ago

    That bird fight was so Shadow of the Colossus, especially when Blake fell

  • Typhoon5130

    2 years ago

    possibily the best RWBY fight scene ever!

  • bumblebee24gambolshroud FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    That last battle scene is still the best!

  • Orrenman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Don't Call it a Comeback

    2 years ago

    D: they cut its head off! that's terrible!

  • sliverripper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Gave me chills looking at the end of battle scene

  • zorichtheelvish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zor

    2 years ago

    please tell me I'm not the only one that watched the last battle scene a million times

    • sliverripper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      No your not

  • TormentSpecter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just like have fun:)

    2 years ago

    AWESOME.....

  • mrepical

    2 years ago

    What is it with Rooster Teeth and jumping off rubble AS it's breaking? First in Red VS Blue, now this?

    • UNOwen

      2 years ago

      It is (or was) a thing with Monty Oum. Watch the Dead Fantasy videos and you'll see why.

    • lomarivosa

      2 years ago

      It just looks awesome! That's as much thought as you need to put into it. :)

  • AndrewBooker

    2 years ago

    still by far my favourite episode of rwby

  • Luna5770

    2 years ago

    "Think you can make the shot?" "Humph, can I." "Can yo-" "Of course I can"

  • Jaworth

    2 years ago

    That moment when the bird's head comes off and the epic song hits a finishing chord. Is it even possible to not get goosebumps every time that plays?

  • PlebGump FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This is always the video I find myself coming back to because its so bloody awesome!

  • Cfee50 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    FUCK YOU @TylerChurch2

  • Dafox117

    3 years ago

    Awesome! FAR from disapointed

  • Arbiter24

    3 years ago

    Dammit Nora!

  • Kalathanon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    So Nora might be hyperactive and a little crazy but if she can launch Jaune like she did and if her primary weapon is a grenade launcher then she probably has a very good understanding of calculus... or she is just really lucky.

    Also why is there not a "I have a plan" shirt with Ruby on it or something, so much potential.

  • YuriSchenkel

    3 years ago

    I just realized, they had to land in the forest from thousands of feet just a second ago, why didn't Ruby and Weiss use the same "landing strategy"?

  • keylan118

    3 years ago

    Act surprised, even though on the screen every leader has the first picture. 12:00

  • lucasdossant

    3 years ago

    my fav are ruby,blake and juane blake are so mysterius,cool and strong too, and juane grow so much are one of the cool caracter and ruby i ts strong and face anything

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