Chapter 6: Burning the Candle

RWBY: Chapter 6: Burning the Candle

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. Between classes and homework, they still have to find time to save the world. And between the White Fang, Roman Torchwick, and a mysterious new trio, they certainly have their work cut out for them!

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

    4 months ago

    One of my favorite chapters. There's something to be said about a show that can make you laugh one scene then warm your heart the next, sometimes in the same scene. Also, Samurai Shampoo, hilarious (gotta watch that show). Nora with Boop shirt. On sale now at the Rooster Teeth store. RWBY fan, "Shut up and take my money!" 

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

    9 months ago

    And this episode essentially takes all the stuff that made the last episode great, mixed in some progression and continuity, and added a delicious layer of subtlety. Personally, the talk that Blake and Yang had was my favorite. It's not every day the Goku-archetype character gives someone an effective pep talk. Good show, RoosterTeeth. Jolly good show indeed.

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

      4 months ago

      This is what made me enjoy Yang more as a character. She seemed like the kinda girl I'd wanna hang out with anyway (honestly, it's hard to hate Barbara Dunkleman), but this insight and her showing why she looks out for Ruby and now Blake and Weiss like a mother figure shows some great depth. Also, subtly goes into the recurring theme of these kids having to grow up too fast due to dark circumstances and not enjoying childhood when they still can, it's one of the reasons I've felt sorry for Weiss and Blake. (The theme is nicely shown as well with Ozpin after the food fight and now here with his talk to Ruby at the dance, letting them enjoy themselves) 

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

      4 months ago

      @EZ-E590

      True enough. Still, I didn't begin to legitimately like Yang's character until Season 4. Episodes 3 & 4 to be exact.

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

      4 months ago

      WARNING, THE SPOILER BUTTON IS BROKEN

      @EZ-E590

      The first notable moment was when Yang first got her new robot arm in the mail from Atlas. Instead of exploding in excitement and immediately putting it on (which was what I expected), she acted depressed and said no. At first this made no sense and seemed to fly in the face of Yang's character. Then, not even a minute later, the episode shows us exactly what's going on: losing her arm left Yang traumatized. That left me pleasently surprised, because it meant that a different side of Yang's personality was coming to light; a side that I honestly believed didn't exist. Go to Season Four Episode Three, and watch Yang's facial expression at 6:36-6:40. You'll see what I mean.

      Then, in the next episode, we see that she's still having nightmares about the incident, several months after the incident in question. Imagine what those nightmares must have been like in the first week! Then she has a moment with her dad and Professors Port and Oobleck, where we get a wonderful look at Yang's relationship with her father (that whole scene is wonderful, by the way). And then... Yang says this:

      "Everyone keeps talking about me getting back to normal, and I appreciate it. But... this (she lifts what's left of her right arm a bit, looking down at it)... is normal now. It's just... taken me a while to get used to it."

      That line absolutely shattered any disrespect I ever had for Yang's character. She once said she's the kind of girl that lives in the moment, and she showed it primarily through her recklessness and addiction to adrenaline. But here, I realized that she had been living in the moment with something she was taking a while to get used to. And the fact that such a thing made her hesitate speaks volumes about her character. Let me reiterate that: Yang had been spending the past several months adjusting to the loss of her right arm, and despite having nightmares about the experience, she hesitates when given the opportunity to reclaim her lost limb. And based on what she says here, it's because she had come to accept her missing arm. To her, that was the new normal in her life. The fact that such a sentiment was expressed by a character I saw as a shallow, fanservice-y Goku archetype... absolutely blew my mind.

      THAT is when I really began to respect and admire Yang as a character.

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

      4 months ago

      @Bismuth73 

      THANK YOU! Far too often on the Subreddit and certain youtube comments I see posts saying, "Yang's arc was rushed, she had no character development, Taiyang is an unsympathetic jerk!" So nice to see you and other RWBY reactors saying they loved her parts of Volume 4 so much. I keep going back to that kitchen scene with Port and Oobleck. 

      First because it's very funny (Qrow in a skirt? Hilarious). 

      Second Burnie Burns is the best fit for Taiyang since Vic Mignogna as Qrow. The interactions with Yang and her dad are some of my favorites. 

      And third, I just wanted to hug Yang after she said that quote and say, "I've known people like that, but you used to fearless, you'd have given your life to save Ruby, Weiss and Blake! Don't you know how much that meant to everyone? That gave us all courage! Pfft, maybe you should've kept some for yourself." (Good grief, I have Kingdom Hearts II on the brain, what's wrong with me?) "But, in the end it's your decision. I'm not gonna force it on you and neither should anyone else. You're a smart, independent woman. just, remember you're only human, okay?" 


      Ironic that what you just said is exactly what was said under "Awesome Moments (Meta)" on TVtropes: 


      Yang's storyline in Volume 4. When she first lost her arm, many fans figured that given the series' emphasis on Rule of Cool, she'd just slap an artificial one on and be good to go. Instead, the crew takes care to show the devastating psychological effects on her, so that even when such an arm does arrive, it takes some time to summon up the willpower to put it on. She does get close to her old self again, but it's a hard process that takes the entire season, showing a level of devotion and respect for real people who have lost limbs to not downplay the condition at all.

      • In fact, a real-life amputee commented on YouTube praising how accurate Rooster Teeth was in portraying PTSD, and asked if a Rooster Teeth employee had actually suffered such an injury, because there's no other imaginable way they could have gotten the psychological details that perfect.

      Should've known this is where her story-line was headed considering TV tropes fridge brilliance page for this show talked about the Wizard of oz parallels. Ruby of course being Dorothy (ruby rose, could it be more obvious? Zwei punctuates it) Yang and Jaune being the Scarecrow (realizing they had a brain all along, not that they were unintelligent, per se. In fact, I appreciate they subvert the dumb blonde stereotype), Weiss and Ren being the Tin Man (Showing they have a heart underneath their sometimes cold exteriors. Their backstories shed light on as to why they do this) and Blake and Nora being the cowardly lion (Hiding their fear and insecurities while doing whatever they can to gain their courage. Nora doing so as a step-ford smiling girl and Blake feeling it's easier to run, the tragedy being she can't see that she's not the coward she believes). 


      As I also said on a separate youtube comment, while I did enjoy Yang before, Volume 4 made me fall in love with her. I love her arc so much and I'm glad to see she's back, stronger and smarter than ever before. Sorry it took you a while to start to really like her as a character, but I'm glad to see you come around and that you feel the show gets better every season. Anyway, see around volume 5, I got me the soundtrack to listen to! 

  • GiovanniL1105

    1 year ago

    oh my god damn the more you rewatch this the more stuff you find out

  • AngieJ

    1 year ago

    I gotta admit, I hoped thier dresses would be more.....detailed.

  • TeZonIVeX

    1 year ago

    Even though Blake was mainly following the dot because she wanted to kill whomever was holding the laser pointer, she couldn't help trying to catch the dot at 3:08. You cant deny the fact that you are a cat Blake, no matter how angry you may be.

  • firestar1992 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pandora

    1 year ago

    Qrow has this really weird habit of showing up just in time to save people. He did it for Yang and Ruby, and he did it for Amber.

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

    1 year ago

    "NORA I SAID HEAD PHONES ON!!!!!!!!!"

  • TakenInChains

    1 year ago

    Bumbleby ahoy!!

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

    1 year ago

    I loved this episode, so much feels and character developpment :P

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

    2 years ago

    Ruby is me

  • 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

    Do not ever give up, just take a day off.

  • Uacher

    2 years ago

    Gotta say, by the way they teased the dance between those two, it was rather disappointing.

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

    2 years ago

    Samurai Shampoo! Hooray for Champloo references!

  • Onyx2567

    2 years ago

    Loving this.
    BTW, what in the flying fuck is the idiot at the bottom talking about? Does he do this every episode?

  • HolyHandNade

    2 years ago

    i love how they picked up the community's obsession with bumblebee and ran with it. arryn even said she could totally understand blake being a lesbian. but i think they're being clever and rather than doing what everyone said they wanted, they're going to make YANG the gay one, and see how that plays out. i love how they took something everyone loved and yet still turned it on its head

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

    2 years ago

    God I can relate to ruby. I hate dances

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

    2 years ago

    @TylerChurch2 you are sooo annoying

  • AidedMuffin

    2 years ago

    So I just started watching RWBY Love it!

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

    2 years ago

    sooo much bumblebeeeee =3

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

    2 years ago

    Ruby in heels. That is awesome. Also, Ozpin is the best. He does a great job as a mentor for Ruby here.

    Weiss and Yang's set-up is fabulous. Sad they didn't actually break out the doilies and fog machines. And, dude, what happened to Weiss's dress? Is having panels cut out at hip level a fashion thing I missed? That's really weird looking.

    And how the freaking heck did she get taller than Ruby-who-is-wearing-heels? Must be some major platforms going on there, haha.

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

    2 years ago

    Fog Machines? Yang and Weiss are a fog machine. Freezerburn, your instant night club atmoshere specilaists; We also do graveyards.

  • lightfire228

    2 years ago

    This is my favorite episode of RWBY by far

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

    2 years ago

    These so much great stuff in this episode but I keep coming back to when Mercury and Emerald walk into the ballroom. I really want to know what the conversation between those two was about that. Hopefully we can get a bow ties are cool quote somewhere down the line, I mean we've already got the scarf in episode one of season one. Additionally Qrow you just know when he makes his first appearance it will be epic.

  • ZXRN9000

    2 years ago

    Funny how Blake followed that laser like a cat.

  • Dec_Zoidberg

    2 years ago

    Does every room in the school have that same painting?

  • DARKSLAYER88

    2 years ago

    Ren in nothing but towel for a full minute.
    There you go ladies the only man-service scene your gonna get from this entire show.
    Savoir it while you can. ;P

  • KeeferTEarl

    2 years ago

    @TylerChurch2
    Lap dance? What the [EFF] is WRONG with you?
    And I don't think you realize this, but adding "cliche" to the end of a sentence does not automatically make it a legitimate criticism.

  • TylerChurch2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    1:09 are those the table cloths or the color pallets? either way its a sin. 1:13 im with you on that one ruby. 1:15 i dont know why i asked cliche. also weiss is a dick to ruby cliche. 1:18 What? 1:32 how can you be sure yang. blake seems pretty dead-set against it. 1:44 neptune opens the door just after weiss said that meaning there is no way he heard her say that. 1:59 sen asks if everyone is excited about dress up then turns around and says he will be wearing his sh-tty cloths he's wearing right now. 2:14 use of the word 'blakey'. 2:24 again how can you be sure. 2:31 ha ha use the laser light to mess with the cat, lady, person. also if that halo-projection of a computer blake is using is made of light, how does the red dot not pass right through it? 3:08 and of course she falls for it. 3:17 how did yang know blake was at the library? also scene does not contain a lap dance. 3:29 juane is a creeper, also scene does not contain a, never-mind. 3:33 cartoon gravity. 3:35 this entire scene and conversation. 4:25 this little scene where ren and nora freak out about people thinking they are a couple is amusing but it makes you wonder, why aren't these rooms divided or some sh-t? especially if these are co-ed dorms? 4:38 maybe its because she is not into you. did you consider that? 4:59 juane told nora to put those head phones on so she couldn't hear his conversation with ren but hear she pulls them off as if she heard phrrya. 5:10 just be honest cliche. 5:35 character told to follow their own advice cliche. so why does phrrya have a hard time admitting her feeling to jaune? and don't tell me its because she know hes into weiss. is phrrya really dumb enough to think weiss would give him a chance. also discount so the drama. 6:06 cliche super hero origin story. 6:15 character's obsession leads them to a clue cliche. 8:00 character understand best friends obsession because their obsession almost got them killed cliche. 8:45 no one understand cliche. and really blake, you are the only one? you and your friends killed a giant a-- crow and destroyed a giant a-- robot along with anything else you have beaten, destroyed, or slain in the run time of this show, but a simple search and capture mission, thats just too tall and order for them? 9:35 thats a cool symbol and all, but how is it relevant to the story? 10:00 guy finds out that girl he's into is into someone else cliche. 10:06 dropped flower represents broken heart cliche. 10:10 why is that one flower, out of all the flowers in that vase, the only one leaning like that? 10:27 girl uncomfortable in heels cliche. 10:35 guy uncomfortable in a tie cliche. this too many cliches monty. no? okay moving on. 10:45 at 10:41 blakes bow is black but here its blue. 11:03 here blakes bow is teal. how did this get past the editing team? 11:19 whatever yang. 11:26 weiss and yang are dicks to ruby. 11:34 stupid lady silts. 12:12 holy failure on the editing team monty. now blakes bow is back to black. 12:30 wouldn't miss it for the world cliche.

  • teamyori

    3 years ago

    RWBY IS AWESOME!!!

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

    3 years ago

    Did anyone else notice the possible reference to The Patch podcast (When Yang said she and Ruby grew up on an island called Patch)?

  • andaru01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I just wanna see Qrow and Ruby fight together. Please Rooster Teeth

  • Inferno84 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    any body else see daft punk in the back at 12:24?

  • Yugyuk

    3 years ago

    Okay
    Summer Rose
    Cinder Fall
    Winter
    Schnee
    Coincidence?

  • Yugyuk

    3 years ago

    Okay
    Summer

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

    3 years ago

    Anyone else getting a tad bit annoyed by people spelling Jaune's name wrong? Seriously I've seen so many wrong ways... Jean, John, Jaun, hell even Shaun! Am I the only one who reads the WIKI!?!

  • misc13

    3 years ago

    Qrow!!! Ugh I can't wait to learn more >:O

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

    3 years ago

    Goddamn, I love this series.

  • Otterable

    3 years ago

    It's pretty funny Blake followed the laser in the beginning. Seeing as she is part cat and all.

  • Perraith

    3 years ago

    Was trying not to laugh out-loud (it's night, household was sleeping) when Jaune was talking to Ren while Ren's sitting on his bed in a towel. And then Nora was thrown into the mix. Haha. Awkward pep-talk.

    That was a surprisingly touching conversation between Yang and Blake. And (finally!) they explained the reason for different last names with Yang and Ruby. Knew it had something to do with loss but I'm glad to see you guys are laying ground for a Yang arc and not rushing through things.

    Poor Jean, though. Finally recovers a spine, at the wrong moment, for the wrong girl. I felt even worse for Nico: She was willing to let him walk away without a word.

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

    3 years ago

    just LOVE the crazy n random Nora!!

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

    3 years ago

    I would love to watch these episodes on this website, especially the day they're released, but I get such lag!

  • Rhcp4lifer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    man they are really pushing this whole bumblebee thing

  • redchili23

    3 years ago

    Samurai Shampoo. I love it.

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

    3 years ago

    @DARKSLAYER88

    Honestly I think it's when Yang is frustrated/angry, I guess she just hates people messing with the hair.

  • Nillawafer

    3 years ago

    Love the ending music~

  • BenHumphries

    3 years ago

    Could the person that yang wanted to get information about from junior be her mother

  • HenryCool01

    3 years ago

    12:28 ooo no D: god help their fun time at the dance

  • HenryCool01

    3 years ago

    7:36 little Ruby awww (: so cute and innocent (:

  • HenryCool01

    3 years ago

    7:36 little Ruby awww (: so cute a innocent

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

    3 years ago

    Jaune* Sorry