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Coming Up Next on RWBY Vol. 3 Chapter 9

RWBY: Coming Up Next on RWBY Vol. 3 Chapter 9

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 season of over-the-top action, and they're not alone. New fighters from around Remnant are ready to bring glory to their kingdom, but there are those among them with a far more sinister goal in mind

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

    1 year ago

    Huwhatt?! damnit. I have so many questions. This was awesome non the less. huwhatt?!

  • Silverfox159 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    YO I FREAKING KNEW IT.... UGH I'm so mad.... And they did it just right to pull on feel strings too... No it couldn't have been a quick shut down the look on Penney's face... Robot or not that was heart wrenching... AND THEY MADE RUBY CRY >....< *Goes off and fumes in a corner*

    Good episode though.... My heart was racing before it even started >.<

  • Merpy

    1 year ago

    the feels

  • Android11

    1 year ago

    THIS NEEDS TO HURRY UP AND GET PUT UP FOR EVERYONE TO VEIW! I WANNA WATCH THIS EPISODE DX

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

    1 year ago

    Never have I waited for an episode more and it was only 10 minutes long. Back to more waiting...this is being drawn out like a day time soap opera, but still, mamma needs her soaps!. :D

  • Derps112 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Penny. NUUUUU.

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

    1 year ago

    Rooster Teeth fix the spam comments so annoying

  • littlechiyo

    1 year ago

    I have a theory about what's in Velvet's box. I know RT stated somewhere that she is some type of spell caster/magician, but I don't believe she is a fall maiden - at least not yet. I think the camera she uses will allow her to pull any item she takes a picture of out of the box (like a magician pulls the bunny out of the hat).


    I'm hoping she took a picture of Ruby with crescent rose or something, cause Ruby needs her ass saved!


    Also, does anyone know roughly what time the new episode is released for sponsors?

    • KHPlayerZ13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      depends on where you are. I'm on the east coast and it's 11, but they release it's around 10 near the west coast

    • Spiritwindy

      1 year ago

      I second this

      It seems reasonable since Velvet is a rabbit faunus, and she did in fact take a picture of Ruby last episode~

      I haven't watched ep.9 yet but I'll pounce on it 10 CST tomorrow like I did with all the others xD

      //rip personal plans to binge watch the rest of season 3 q-q

  • Terrnorr12

    1 year ago

    I am simply preparing the tissue, the flags, and a video compilation of all the saddest moments in anime. 'Cause this will probably be one hell of a feels trip if tragedy strikes.

  • needsmorecla boom box

    1 year ago

    I CAME

  • JosephMark

    1 year ago

    I have a theory. The fall maiden is actually summer rose (we never do get a clear look at her face) and when she kicks the bucket, the last person to enter he mind will be ruby.

    • Terrnorr12

      1 year ago

      You ARE right. Summer is the Fall Maiden because there's no way Amber is the Fall maiden. The maidens are OP and can take down entire armies with a snap of a finger, and she was beaten by three people. Yeah, definitely not the Fall maiden.

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

      1 year ago

      Then that theory would be wrong. Amber is the fall maiden. But remember there are more than just the fall maiden.

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

      1 year ago

      Personally I think it would make more sense for Summer Rose to either be or have been the Summer Maiden... probably too obvious though, but still. Why the hell not?

    • De_Dominator

      1 year ago

      @Mecharic nahhh... for the hell of it have it so Summer was the Winter maiden, and Winter is the Summer maiden :P

  • Shadow_striker13

    1 year ago

    Cmon cmon cmon, i cant wait for this, i need this in my life many things to solve

  • icematt12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    what's to stop Penny going haywire and being exposed as synthetic? To me that would cause more negative emotions from the crowd than a person destroying a robot.

    • Terrnorr12

      1 year ago

      Is there like a mod for spammers and annoying idiots? 'Cause I'd like a "-1 Fuck Off", please.

  • Cowthulhu45

    1 year ago

    Fun Fact: Yang cheats in her fight with Mercury. At the end of the fight, she is at 16% Aura level, while Mercury is at 0. However, the tournament is set up so a person is eliminated when their aura hits 20%. So she should have been eliminated after Mercury's stadium wide attack hit her.


    Justice for Mercury!

    • Terrnorr12

      1 year ago

      It's actually 14 and below. If it's 15, you're still okay.

  • Zergax

    1 year ago

    For all of those talking about Emerald and her power am I the only one who thinks that Emerald only used her powers on Yang in the arena (Making Yang see Mercury attack her while he was actually just standing there). That would make more sense than trying to fool an entire stadium full of people and camera. Just fool the person into atacking.

    • ydrinkcoke

      1 year ago

      I thought this was what everybody had thought? Didn't she say something to the effect of "fooling one person is hard enough, fooling two in one day is tiring"?

      I didn't think anybody thought that she'd fooled the entire audience.

    • awesomepolyglot

      1 year ago

      "Headache. One mind, I can handle, but two is a stretch."

    • deamon054

      1 year ago

      ydrinkcoke is correct, this is where the outrage of the crowd the Grimm perceives originates from. Yang was the only one seeing Mercury attack.

  • alpahsierra

    1 year ago

    Given Emerald's tendency to manipulate sensory perceptions at Cinder's behest, and RT's warning that things are going to be getting darker, I would not be surprised if Pyrrha uses her semblence on Penny unknowingly and rips her apart into various metal components, while everyone else sees Penny explode into a shower of gore. A bit extreme? Definitely. Still possible? Just because something is extreme doesn't mean it isn't possible.

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

      1 year ago

      I thought of that too, but if Emerald uses her semblence on more than 2 people, her head might explode. There is one who might be able to fool an entire arena of people, but (as far as we have been lead to believe) it is not Emerald who could do this. Outside of those minor details, I'm inclined to agree with the premise of your theory. Emerald might still have a role to play as an instigator, to push Pyrrah into going that far, like we have seen with Yang.


      I should also warn you that my opinion has no weight. I'm still trying to wash all the red herrings out of my eyes. But, a good theory, is a good theory.

    • alpahsierra

      1 year ago

      Did RT ever specify if she used it on Yang or the arena? Because I took it as more an area effect illusion, where Mercury actually did attack Yang and everyone else just saw Yang attack him. Depending on which one actually did take place would change the extent of Emerald's capabilities, and thus what might end up happening.

  • zeffy101

    1 year ago

    Glad to see merc breaking Cinders rules xD shes gonna be pissed! but poor Ruby no weapon against Merc i think all she can do is just run away actually if she drags him to the arena she can prove yang to be innocent since he should be at haven and his leg would be hurt or broken.

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

    1 year ago

    All Ruby needs to do is run back into the arena. Either Mercury will stop chasing her if she does so or if he follows Yang's name will be cleared.

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

      1 year ago

      ^this

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

    1 year ago

    Next episode, double up on the action, Mercury is on the hunt for Ruby, and Pyrrha and Penny are throwing down!


    Things could go badly for either fighter, really. Pyrrha could get ambushed by some shenanigans put on by Cinder or Emerald, and Pyrrah's polarity power could seriously wreck Penny. Either way, things will not end well for the good guys next episode.

  • EZSulten

    1 year ago

    Sh*t is hitting the fan!

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

    1 year ago

    Mercury, you are one step closer to being my least favorite character!


    I am getting a bit worried about both Pyrrha and Penny though.


    My theory is that the match will end in a draw due to Pyrrha having such an emotional breakdown and Penny being unknowingly controlled by Cinder. Pyrrha may be fooled with illusions sent by Emerald and Penny might try to help Pyrrha but will get hurt by her due to hallucinations. Also, the Grimm would come faster if both Pyrrha breaks Penny and more audience members freak out. Pyrrha would then possibly become depressed that she may end up becoming more of a weak character slowly. She might be weakened due to much depression that is taking over her. Ozpin may have to reconsider his decision and give a Fall maiden's powers to someone else.

  • hi5kba

    1 year ago

    from ch 9 prev. I think Ruby does get lost. Maybe accidentally intrudes on the fight

  • schurgy16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    What if Mercury's robotic legs didn't know they were legs?

    • De_Dominator

      1 year ago

      *Insert picture of Captain 'Murica*

      I understood that reference!

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

      1 year ago

      What if they thought they were guns?

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

    1 year ago

    @draemon94 How does theorizing do any harm?

    • doraemon94

      1 year ago

      @Ceratisa : It causes people to lose their minds!!

      No seriously,there are so many theories flying around that it just....feels depressing.

    • doraemon94

      1 year ago

      What can i say, i'm an emotional guy that gets attached to my favorite characters, so sue me

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

    1 year ago

    I may have to break with the crowd and say the match is a coinflip. There is a good case that Penny may win and nearly murder Pyrrha.


    For one thing, Pyrrha isn't Magneto, and doesn't user her semblance like that, and second, Penny may not simply 'wipe' as a matter of convenience. Pyrrha may be able to throw Penny around, but Penny's tethers are a fair counter to that maneuver. Those tethers are powerful enough to drag a VTOL cargo aircraft and lever (not lift, but lever) boulders from across the ring. That Penny is significantly stronger than Pyrrha goes without saying, and may be able to outmuscle the telekinetics.


    What we do know is that Pyrrha's weapons are metal, and that magnets stick to Penny. That's a strong case to say Pyrrha may wind up disarmed, overpowered, and with a little Emerald Magic mauled to neigh-death in front of a live audience. That would also force Ozpin to rush the Maiden transfer as the Grimm pound on (or down) the walls.


    Of course having a Penny feigning death to hide her secret (or remote shutdown command) would also play well in painting a victorious Pyrrha as a murderess, so I give it a fair split either way.

  • TerenceStark

    1 year ago

    So I think they're going to use Emerald's semblance to somehow make Pyrrha break her in some way. Use some type of illusion

  • AaronKTJ

    1 year ago

    Good thing they didn't spoil anything in this preview. I wanna savour every teary moment as it comes.

    • Llewe19

      1 year ago

      Agreed. RWBY is awesome that i actually like it when its sad and stuff then again i am weird XD but i really cant wait to see what happens next!!!

  • Lexi12476

    1 year ago

    I think that what Mercury says with perlarity against steel, I think he is refuring to metal is ineffective to it. Also that mercury will do something we have never seen before and maybe cinder or emerald will notice and they will get Rwby and use her as a hostage. Also with that it would make Team RWBY crumble quicker with Yang already down with that it would put her down more and it would make the others search for her which then mercury,emerald,cinder,neo, adam and others we do not know off attack the Vytal Festival with releasing the grimms and causing more distress so then the mammoth grimms would also attack and like the teacher said they practically unstoppable. I may be wrong in this prediction but this is what I think could happen!

    • wuppy2014

      1 year ago

      im pretty sure polarity should be effective against metal unless penny is made out of some weird material that isnt metal and with cinder hacked into penny i doubt penny could win but for plot reasons i could be wrong

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

      1 year ago

      @wuppy2014 There are plenty of metals that are non magnetic. Titanium for one.

  • Nate8125

    1 year ago

    Well I'm going to make my theory so that people don't have to scroll down and see it since its a very plausible theory, although to be honest I'm not even sure if I'm the first person to put this down... Why am I still writing this?

    My theory is that since Penny connected to the virus through Beacon, its likely that they may take control of her and try to get her to kill Pyrahh, so that she will be surprised and lose control of her powers like she did with John.
    Also if Ruby tries to tell someone what happened with Mercury being there, she may get in trouble, heck! they may have known this would happen with Mercury saying "showtime." IN FACT... You know what? I am reading too far into this, just gonna say can't wait until the next episode!
    Also if any Rooster Teeth employees read this, specifically writers, darn you for makingsuch an amazing series that it has a massive fan base and has people making overcomplicated theories for... Seriously there is ALOT of fan art!
    And lots of fanfics that are mainly gay pairings of Ruby/Weiss... in fact... never mind... have a good day... BYE ALREADY!!

    • Lexi12476

      1 year ago

      I fully agree with you


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

      1 year ago

      I didn't know Penny got the virus, or even connected to the system with it. Just because she is artificial doesn't mean she can just connect to other sources of technology at will. In fact if I were creating it I would ensure she couldn't. For everyone's safety including Penny's.


      At most an off button.


      As for Ruby ROCKET LOCKER!

  • user-56986a141edd7

    1 year ago

    I'm curious as to why Penny is made out of steel. If she's an important military project, wouldn't she be made out of something better? The only magnetic metals are iron, nickel, and cobalt, along with some other minorly magnetic rare earth metals. With RWBY's apparent technology (Giant floating ships and the like) shouldn't they have the tech to make her out of something better? Carbon fiber would be stronger and lighter. Titanium would be stronger and lighter, with a higher melting point of 4000 degrees fahrenheit, and it's non-magnetic. Even plastic can be made harder than metal right now with our technology, so why steel?

    • star_shim

      1 year ago

      Aluminum isn't magnetic but remember Pyrrha in the big food fight? Maybe she can give any metal polarity.

    • richadee

      1 year ago

      So you didn't see a scene where a magnet was stuck on Penny's head?

  • Zlinks16

    1 year ago

    I don't know why pyrahh fighting penny is bad since when she was fighting mercury his legs didn't go nuts or where crushed so why is penny so different

    • TerenceStark

      1 year ago

      Probably because Emerald can make illusions?

    • BlissClouds

      1 year ago

      Firstly, at the time, nobody knew that Mercury had prosthetic legs. If people had known that beforehand, their reaction to Pyrhha vs. Merc would probably have been a lot stronger. Also, Merc forfeited that match before things could get serious. If he had actually been fighting her, who knows what could have happened?


      But Penny is different because she's a robot and we all know that, but nobody else in the show does except for Ironwood and Ruby. Penny is not going to forfeit this match, and Pyrrha's going to be using her semblance, thinking that she's fighting a normal human, who can't essentially get literally ripped apart by her magnestism. Basically the reaction is stronger because Pyrhha could really do some permanent damage to Penny seeing as her body is made entirely of metal. Also because we know that Cinder has probably hacked into Penny and there's no way anything good could come out of that. And ALSO because Emerald is ready to cause hallucinations. And we all know that when people start hallucinating, bad things happen. And ALSO because Penny's identity is on the line. Who knows how people will react when they find out that Penny is a robot that can use aura? They'll probably start investing how that's even possible, and they'll find out that Ironwood pretty much had to take it from a living person. Possible disqualification for entering a robot into the tournament would be the least of his or Penny's worries.


      Basically the reaction is stronger here because there is a lot more that could go wrong and a lot more irreversible damage that can be done.

    • Zlinks16

      1 year ago

      but the illusion only looks different and doesn't change the make up of it

    • Zlinks16

      1 year ago

      ok thank you BlissClouds

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

      1 year ago

      @BlissClouds What kind of metal is Penny made out of? Do we know that?

    • cyduck

      1 year ago

      Pyrrah only uses her semblance in small ways like moving around Merc's legs slightly, she doesn't throw people around usually like she did with Juane but in this battle she may have to go all out.

  • DragonDog1

    1 year ago

    um, is anyone gonna notice that Penny's weapons come out of her back...

    • lupin096

      1 year ago

      If they haven't already noticed that they must be blind and/or stupid.

    • Bassel96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      according to the RWBY wiki, Penny's weapons are are "stored in a small backpack."

      http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/Penny's_Swords

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

      1 year ago

      A few of us noticed that Penny had weapons on her back since the end of Volume 1.

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

    1 year ago

    Would I be the only one who believes that pyrahh would give the fight to penny due to the fact that she doesn't want the responsibility of being the winner and continue fighting so she can take on the role of the fall maiden? I could see cinder taking control of penny using the virus she implanted on the computer system to push pyrahh to fight. As for ruby and Mercury fight I see her running away and trying to tell everyone about their encounter but no one would have evidence therefor making ruby look like she is lying just bringing more doubt to the rwby team.

    • lupin096

      1 year ago

      I hope that last thing doesn't happen.

    • Samukaiko

      1 year ago

      In relation to the last issue: I think that after they accused her, she will look for Coco to ask her about her fight and her help to clean Yangs name.

  • awesomepolyglot

    1 year ago

    Yang is impatient

    Yang Now Long

    Yang marries Blake

    Yang Meow Long

    Yang has been sentenced to jail for 84 years

    Yang How Long?!?!

    Yang plays table tennis

    Yang Xiao Pong

    Yang hits somebody

    Yang Pow Long

    Yang is in pain

    Yang Ow Long

    Yang is incorrect

    Yang Xiao Wrong

    Yang serves a salad

    Yang Xiao Tong

    • GMoresco

      1 year ago

      +0 "WTF?" <- counter's reaction is great

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

      1 year ago

      Barbara?

    • awesomepolyglot

      1 year ago

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

      1 year ago

      God damn it, Barb....

    • owlcat529

      1 year ago

      thank you i needed that

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

      1 year ago

      Let's keep it going people!


      Yang is amazed

      Yang Wow Long

      Yang writes down sheet music

      Yang Xiao Song

      Yang climbs a skyscraper

      Yang Xiao Kong

      Yang smokes crack

      Yang Xiao Bong

      Yang wears a skimpy bathing suit

      Yang Xiao Thong

      Yang has some big "udders"

      Yang Cow Long

      Yang does the nasty

      Yang Plow Long

      Gavin insults Yang

      Yang Xiao Mong


      Thank you, I'll leave immediately!

    • awesomepolyglot

      1 year ago

      @SUPERIANMAN Nice, fam!

    • SSG_Oldschool

      1 year ago

      Yang lifts a bus

      Yang Xiao Strong

      Yang gets hungry

      Yang Chow Long

      Yang used to sing

      Sang Xiao Long

      Yang drives a boat

      Yang Prow Long

      Yang plays an instrument

      Yang Xiao Gong

      Yang dresses casual

      Yang Xaio Sarong

      Lots of Yangs

      Yang Xaio Throng

  • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

    1 year ago

    So much for the theory that Ruby would make a run for it, I guess.


    Also, if the android lady started a gaming store, would it be Penny's Arcade?

  • sjin18 eyo

    1 year ago

    if penny gets totalled im going to cry so hard

    • Alden95

      1 year ago

      "totalled"... like a car. lol. Im imagining them taking penny to a mechanic and he comes out with hands covered in oil and he just goes "Im sorry, but her chassis was broken. There's nothing I could do." And Ironwood cradles his head in his hands.... I dont know why this is giving me the giggles. lol

  • hammeigh

    1 year ago

    I presumed the general, being part of the League of Badassery, would have some sort of recon information on Pyrrha. The bare minimum should include wtf her semblance is, right? So why isn't he concerned about his daughterrobot? Does he really have no earthly idea what sort of powers the Fail Maiden 2.0 is already bringing to the table? Or does he know about it and have some defense? Wouldn't Ozpin have an idea?

    If that's just a plothole, I'm going to be a little disappointed, but the other possibility of Penny having some sort of magnetic surge protector (I don't know how anything works) is sort of neat, especially considering how/if that'd mess with Cinder&Co.'s overall plans.


    Or maybe this was all just completely irrelevant.


    ...


    !


    Thoughts, anyone?

    • Siyanax

      1 year ago

      Well im pretty sure Pyrrha tries to keep her semblence under wraps as in her fight with mercury she used it minimally to discreetly divert his attacks, so it is possible no one really knows unless shes told em (like hers and ruby's teams). Also penny's "constitution" is classified so its not like the general (who i think is the only one who knows she is a robot other than those who helped build her) can publically stop a match that (to his and everyone elses knowledge) has been randomly chosen.As for the league of Badassery knoing her semblence, it is quite possible that students dont need to state what it is if they dont want to.

    • SokuFriendly

      1 year ago

      I'm pretty sure Cinder hacked the " Random " board. To get Pyrrha against Penny.

      Mercury fought Pyrrha and knows more about her power.

      Cinder found Penny's information on her Digital pad stuff.

      So probably Cinder & Co. want to stop Pyrrha (or at least destroy Pyrrha's confidence) for her not to become the new Fall ? (Or in the opposite, reveal her true power and become the new fall for Cinder to THEN steal her power from her since they know her semblance which can be a weakness.)


      ANYWAY I WANT TO SEE THOSE FIGHTS ! DAS ALL I FREAKING WANT T__T

      Thank you Rooster Teeth, I really get orgasms seeing the fights xD You're really good !

    • lifetheuniverse

      1 year ago

      ...considering the fact that Pyrrha's semblance would be near-useless against Cinder, what with her weapons having been replaced with glass(?) replicas, that'd be a pretty good plan.

    • Alden95

      1 year ago

      My guess is Ironwood didnt expect it, or Penny's own semblance is a good counter. Which, remember, we dont actually know what her semblance is. We know she has an aura (Which I actually believe might be well.... Ironwoods. Had to get it from somewhere right?) but we actually dont know what Penny's own semblance is. It'll be an interesting fight if nothing else, and only time will tell, but I believe either Penny will win the fight, and bring "disgrace" to pyrrah (at least in her own mind), or pyrrah will win, emerald will do her thing, and pyrrah will severely damage penny, and bring actual disgrace to herself.

      On that note though, you have to admire the elegance of Cinder's plan. She has two harcore enemies- Penny and Pyrrah. She gets the chance to take at least one of them out here. If Pyrrah comes out on top, then emerald can do her thing, and she can take two birds out with one stone. If Penny wins, she takes out Pyrrah, and Penny is in her pocket due to the virus. It's... almost admirably well done.





  • Kymeria

    1 year ago

    all i know is that shit is gonna hit the fan

    • owlcat529

      1 year ago

      I think we're well past that point

  • De_Dominator

    1 year ago

    People are really far off with their theories and everything on whats going to happen this episode... its all far too extreme.

    Penny's simply going to get an electric shock and will start speaking spanish

    • firestarter09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Oh God

    • firestarter09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      really lopez penny

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

      1 year ago

      They will have to call her "Centavo"?

  • pokpokza

    1 year ago

    what inconsistancy is this lol ; isnt cinder told merc to lay low , how in heaven fighting ruby is laying low

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

      1 year ago

      She also told them to law low when they did romens job.

      Something tells me she's going to be less than pleased with their actions right now.

    • Senator_Armstrong

      1 year ago

      Yeah, Mercury in particular didn't seem like the most... obedient man around.

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      1 year ago

      If Cinder finds out then he hasn't got a leg to stand on.


      ...wait.

  • 5440437

    1 year ago

    Ruby's hand to hand combat skills are very poor. Yang stands a much better chance of beating him in a fight. That's really the reason Ruby turned tail and ran. She knew she couldn't fight Mercury unarmed. Qrow taught Ruby quite a lot but hand to hand combat really wasn't in the curriculum.

    • Lipke

      1 year ago

      Yang would lose if Mercury was trying. He threw the fight so they could do the thing with the thing and the broken leg.

    • awesomepolyglot

      1 year ago

      Ruby is useless without Crescent Rose. Why doesn't she carry it everywhere?

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

      1 year ago

      Yang couldn't take Mercury. Mercury played Yang to 1hp (technically 16hp) so she'd zero him out in the setup for the foul. He couldn't do that if he was on the ropes.

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

    1 year ago

    I liked the part of the trailer that wasn't in the last episode.


    Wait.

  • BattertonRam

    1 year ago

    Ya i'm still convinced Ruby hasn't shown all her stuff yet. Interestingly enough she seems a bit shit, but i'm sure she will get super OP sometime.

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

      1 year ago

      Dude... The first time we saw her she took out about 50 Beowolves.

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

      1 year ago

      Maybe she's just not that great at fighting humans.

    • firestarter09 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      well those are beowolves and judging by how they fought the were probably young

    • awesomepolyglot

      1 year ago

      Ruby is kind of a weak fighter without Crescent Rose. If she had it, Mercury would be ded.

    • Summer123

      1 year ago

      Maybe Mercury wouldn't be ded... but she'd put up a better fight than most characters. Right now, at least. Once she gets better (along with everyone else), she'll probably be like one of the best fighters.

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

    1 year ago

    Okay, someone's definitely getting an ass whooping this episode. And I don't think it's Merc.

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

      1 year ago

      Can Pyrrha fight off a dozen flying swords though?

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

      1 year ago

      She has polarity control...

    • De_Dominator

      1 year ago

      Well Harry she can control poles so I would guess so

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

      1 year ago

      I guess it would depend on if Pyrrha can effect multiple objects at once. If she cant, then maybe the fight won't be so one sided.

    • lifetheuniverse

      1 year ago

      She did turn a room full of soda cans into a river of pain.

    • Jlin16

      1 year ago

      Penny

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

      1 year ago

      Oh, right. Penny's fucked then.

  • Roguetuna1986

    1 year ago

    Ok, so in response to the comments; yes Ruby is a Strong character but keep in mind she's 15-16, and much of the accomplishments are based on luck and team work make up for lack of experience. She was let into beacon two years in advance, and if you have been training intensely for two years their would be a huge gap. So she does have advanced skill and power, but is still not quite there

    Also we have yet to see Mercury unleash his full fighting strength against the hero's of the show. They see him as a friend and/or ally. This is a well known tactic to befriend an enemy so they are completely unaware of the coming betrayal in their home above all else.

    Ruby is very skilled for age but the whole grand stage that enemy is setting and playing is meant to make everyone a pawn.

    Just enjoy the plot and see where is goes.

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

    1 year ago

    Hey guys, what's going on? So I have to vent here a little, who knows, I might even post this as a thread on the discussion board.... I really love the new tone they are going for, I like the presentation of a little bit more mature story while still keeping in SOME of the lighthearted humor from the previous volumes (Nora and Ren) which is a really hard thing to do. But I'm kind of really pissed of at the moment at the way Rooster Teeth handles Ruby.

    Now I don't know if Monty planned this, and when he did, fine, but I'm still not happy with it. In fact I'm mad. Not only did Ruby not get any character development in the last (almost) 2 volumes or so - which is still something I can accept, since she is a pretty awesome pre-defined character already and is maybe the most mature character in her age-category if you look at her motives for being a huntress and her way to act in serious situations - but they also made her extremely underpowered. Now one of my theories is that Ruby (episode 6 spoilers) might be a maiden (unknowingly so, because she is still very young and has yet to "discover" her powers), having gotten her powers from Summer when she died. Which would explain why Ruby is so flawed without the powers (semblance, hand to hand combat, etc). But should that NOT be the case I will be really mad. Why? Well, Ruby was set to be this badass character from the start of the series. It was never explicitly mentioned, but one always got the feeling she had a LOT of potential and she was already pretty powerful. In fact, in the first volume, whenever Ruby showed up you knew things were gonna go her way. She was smart, had a badass weapon, a hyped up (but rarely seen) semblance and all in all she was the character where one always assumed she was "secretly the strongest character of the show". Maybe not statistically, but combining all her traits and abilities.


    The first bulls** moment was the one in volume 2 episode 9 (or 10?) where Ruby was captured. It was RIDICULOUS for me. Sure, she was tired, she didn't have her weapon, took a big hit (though as far as we know, especially from Yang for example and from others, the "protective" aura (shield) level does not influence the semblance). But she SHOULD have been able to take out 2 White Fang goons. I mean COME ON, you tell me she can swing an gigantic, heavy weapon like Crescent Rose around with ease and carry it this whole time, she can strike deadly attacks with it and use the momentum perfectly, but when she boxes a normal White Fang underling he doesn't even flinch? Nah. Then there was the time she actively dragged a giant bird up a cliff (with the help of Weiss and weapon recoil of course, but still). Seriously. With her speed, with her hands alone, yes, even if she was bad at h2h combat. But I let it slip, gave the show some leeway.

    But as soon as she would realize that, wouldn't she train that exact aspect? Wouldn't she try to become better WITHOUT her weapon, training with Yang or something like that, especially for the tournament and stuff?


    On top of that, her "speed semblance". It's a joke if you ask me. In the Red trailer she went nuts with speed. Sure, she has some weapon recoil, but even a high powered sniper rifle can't give you that boost. She was damn fast. Then there was that food fight in season 2. She ANNIHILATED the complete room. She dragged a giant debris wave behind her. She was SO FAST.


    But what happens when she fights bad guys? When it gets serious? When she's captured or hunted? Her semblance has short bursts of 50 or 60 meters and then she "runs at normal speed" like what we just saw in that little preview clip. It's like they purposefully make her semblance and everything about her underpowered. It MAKES NO SENSE. Look at what level EVERYONE else is (Nora, Ren, Pyrrha, Weiss, Yang, Blake, hell even Sun) and then look where she is. With that amount of power and so many weaknesses she actually should not even attend beacon. Don't hate on me, but in my book she is on Jaunes level. Jaune improved a lot between volume 2 and volume 3. He can fight now. He can strategize, he might even be less reliant on his weapon than Ruby is on hers. But Ruby? It almost seems like she is an "assist character", the big planner behind all the tactics, but nothing else.


    I just.... I hate it that all Ruby is these days is her Weapon Crescent Rose and her position as the team leader/mastermind. She is basically only DEFINED by her weapon in terms of combat. That is a pretty big and exploitable weakness if you ask me. And yes, I would understand if she was just "mediocre" without her weapon, but the level at which RT SEEM to have her powered down is ridiculous. Ruby - Crescent Rose = useless. It almost seems like that. Not even her semblance has any big advantage. Since volume 2 episode 10 all she was able to do was doing short bursts of speed.


    Now, like I said, if this has all a purpose, if this is some kind of "we have to maker her underpowered so in the end she can "surprise the audience" and be very strong suddenly", or "we have to make her underpowered so when she "discovers her maiden powers" she will not be the most powerful character in the show" thing, then okay, I'm gonna accept it, even if it kind of still doesn't make that much sense. But if it is NOT, then idk, I will be pretty mad, and sad.

    Let me just make this clear, I don't want Ruby to be "the best" or "the most powerful character of the show", I just want her to be at least on one level with all the other characters. And all the other characters have gotten a LOT of development, in terms of power, combat skill and even personality. Ruby has not. Not at all. At the moment she SEEMS (I could be totally wrong there, but that is how it LOOKS LIKE) to be one of the least powerful characters in the show at the moment.


    And if she dies in Ep. 9, or some time afterwards (which is VERY UNLIKELY if you ask me, but still not COMPLETELY impossible (still, I highly doubt she will)), then I can only say it was a total waste of a great character. That character had so much potential at the start of the show, was so likable, had so far to go, had such a big hype of what "might become of her", had so much mystery in her backstory and in what the future might hold for her, and you did NOTHING with her so far (well, almost nothing). I'm not complaining about the fact that you did nothing with her up until now alone, as an isolated problem. I am complaining that you did not do anything with her IF SHE DIES. Would be a waste of a character. And obviously I am complaining about her power level (as you can read above).


    Let me just end this in saying again, I really love this show. I love how masterfully they execute every episode and how the series seems to get better and better. I love the new tone, I love Cinder, and I love that she might not be the only villain or the "big bad boss villain" at all. I love the teams. I love the humor and that they can still fit it in somehow. I love the powers, the semblances, the weapons. I love almost everything about this show.

    But there are certain things that just make me mad. And that is one of them.


    Sorry for the rent, really. But I had to vent somehow. Do you agree with me? If you don't agree with me, fair enough. If you think I got it all wrong, by all means, write a reply and tell me what you think (but a friendly reply please :D ). Have a good day guys.


    A fellow fan








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

      1 year ago

      I love how you went with "if Ruby dies in Ep.9" as if this is Game of Thrones since the 9th episodes of that show are usually a bloody murderfest. Other than that I more or less agree with you.


      I suppose RT views Ruby as the main character that would win no matter what because she is, well, the main character. So they give her a reason to not immediately win against people by taking away what makes her so OP, The Crescent Rose.

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

      1 year ago

      I don't think it was ever stated that Ruby is the single main character. The show is about all four girls. Ruby was just the first to appear in the show, and is the team leader. Also wouldn't you say the same argument you're saying about Ruby lacking in development could be true for any of the other three if they were in her shoes? And even so, if Ruby is the key protagonist it makes sense her development is late coming. In practically any series like this the main character is one of the last people to get development, instead helping the development of others. It's just standard convention, and if it doesn't keep to that the character tends to fall flat shortly after the development. What should be praised is that development is happening, and to more than one character at once. I trust Ruby will get her turn, but I hope characters like Nora, Ren and Sage get theirs first, if not at least some time in the spotlight.


      And regarding a lack in power, I think that just might be it. That's her weakness. Separate her from that scythe and she's vulnerable. I like it. A main character needs a weakness, and that seems to be it, otherwise she is too powerful and all of her fights would be boring.

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

      1 year ago

      Alright well first off, I don't think they are going to be killing off anyone anytime soon, especially the main character the show is NAMED AFTER, Secondly I am glad that Ruby isn't excessively strong, she is already shown to be incredibly fast and powerful in the examples you have pointed out and I feel as if that is pretty adequate. As we have seen not all semblances are perfect, Pyhhra cannot completely control hers, Yang's requires her to get her ass kicked, Weiss cannot master hers. The downside to Ruby's semblance is that she seems to get tired quickly when using it, that is why it is always used as a finisher.


      To finish this off I would like to say I am enjoying watching other characters besides Ruby grow. We had our moments with Ruby to start, we have seen development of Jaune, Weiss, Blake (yang is getting some backstory this season) and with such a large cast we can;t ALWAYS be focusing on Ruby just because she the "main" character. She isn't some larger than life personality that can carry the show on alone and something that I feel makes this show more unique is just how much people tend to focus on characters other than Ruby.

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

      1 year ago

      Like I said in the initial post. I neither want Ruby to be absolutely overpowered, nor do I necessarily complain that Ruby had not character development yet. I understand that her development probably is coming down the line and should come later than the other characters since she is one of the most important ones in the show.

      I also understand that every main character has a weakness, and should not be the most powerful being in the series. That is fine as it is.

      But as things stand at the moment I am just very unsatisfied with the sheer number of weaknesses Ruby had.

      1. She can't fight without her weapon. Not like "can't fight good", rather (almost) "can't fight at all" without her weapon. She has NOT hand-to-hand combat skills. She can't even defend herself properly without her weapon. She is absolutely and 99% dependent on it to even make an attempt at fighting


      2. Her semblance is very short lived and she "gets tired" (I think that was your explanation, right?) very fast, making it only available for finishers


      3. Even with her weapon she does not appear to be a lot stronger than all the other members of the Team, while the other members of the team - despite all having weaknesses - have way less weaknesses than Ruby. I would understand Ruby having more weaknesses if she would be significantly stronger than her other teammates WITH her weapon, but that's not the case. With her weapon she might be about on one level with them


      4. Rubys weakness is nonsensical. It is not reasonable. It doesn't follow clear rules and contradicts itself often. And that is a big issue I have. Often enough Ruby seems very powerful in one episode, while being completely helpless in another, and often in situations which are very similar with the difference of her having her weapon or not, but sometimes even without that difference. It is as if Ruby powers fluctuated up and down every episode. In Episode 10 of volume 2 she looses against 2 White Fang memebers hand-to-hand and gets kicked around by Torchwick (in ep. 11) and even "caught" despite her semblance. In Episode 12 she fights a bunch of Beowolfs by rammig her Weapon in the ground and Matrix style kicking them to death in a circle (which makes no sense, why does she have so little strength in one scene/episode and so much in another. I know the first example she was using her fists, but she could have been using her feet, why didn't she if the feet are so powerful? She uses her powers so unregularily and differently in different episodes. It's almost as if RT want to create an artificial feeling of panic and powerlessness for a character who is in other scenes or episodes displayed as having no problem to deal with a similar situation.

      And I think that (the 4th point) is one of my main problems evolving around Ruby. It's just not consistent. If she would be consistently weak or strong, if she would consistently have the same issues in all situations that actually involve similar activities or styles of combat (like Yangs weakness against leg-fighters and her temper or Weiss having a weak aura defense (not being able to take many hits), etc.) I would still not like it, but at least accept it. But there were too many instances in the series where what Ruby did completely contradicted what we knew about her powers and weaknesses before that.



      Let me again stress out what I said in my last post and repeated at the beginning of this post. I am NOT asking for Ruby to be overpowered or more powerful then everyone else. Nor do I want her to have character development "as soon as possible" and am unsatisfied with it not happening. My issues lie deeper. I want her to be less "underpowered", because I have the feeling she is at the moment, have less weaknesses, because for me she has one of the highest numbers of weaknesses of all characters in the show at the moment, and I want her weaknesses and abilities to make sense and be more consistent, stop contradicting themselves.


      That is my main problem.



    • Proverbs

      1 year ago

      The problem I see with your argument about her being weak without her weapon is this:

      Isn't that something you could raise about all characters? Aside from perhaps Ren, who has shown to have some sort of martial arts related semblance. (Season 1 when he fought the snake.)

      I feel that you are making an unfair judgement of Ruby's character by bringing this up when essentially every character in this series relies on a weapon of some sort and we quite literally haven't seen any instances where they were forced to fight unarmed. Take away Nora's hammer, and she stops being Nora. Take away Juane's Shield and he stops being Juane, etc etc etc.

      I do agree though that she is inconsistent.

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

      1 year ago

      Maybe you're right, maybe this one point is a little unfair.

      Although none of the others have ever lost or forgotten their weapon (TWICE ALREADY !!)


      But even though, I have the feeling someone like Weiss can fight without her weapon (semblance), Blake could Ninja-fight without her weapon, Nora certainly can fight without her weapon due to her semblance (also she can lift), Pyrrha can fight without her weapon (much like Amber did in Ep. 7 I imagine). Jaune not, I give you that.


      I don't say they would fight good, I agree with you on that. But the other amount of uselessness Ruby displays the moment she doesn't have her weapon makes me furious. Like I said, I wouldn't mind if she would be mediocre at fighting and defending herself without the weapon, but in volume 2 episode 10 she was USELESS, like totally useless. 2 White Fang goons. Nora, Yang, Blake, Weiss, Ren, Pyrrha, they would all have been able to manage that. And from a purely reasonable/logical POV Ruby SHOULD have been able to do it.


      And I felt about this the same way before already. The fact that it came up again now only serves to reinforce that problem for me, and that is why I had to vent this time around.


      Like I said, it's just inconsistent. Thank you for agreeing on that point.

    • lifetheuniverse

      1 year ago

      I'm beginning to wonder if maybe there's some reason that she doesn't use it to its full potential, other than simply getting tired. A point was made out of showing the full extent of what her semblance could do if she put it to full use, during the food fight.

      It just seems odd that we'd see it at full power like that when everyone was playing around, then never again.

    • doraemon94

      1 year ago

      I agree with what SneakyDex says, whether or not or the writer's intended it too happen, Ruby seems to be one of the weaker characters in the series, hell it's even mentioned in the TV Tropes page under the "YMMV category", Ruby and solo fights don't mix, she does insanely poorly in fights like that, ESPECIALLY when the writers make sure she doesn't have Crescent Rose with her, it's like they INTENTIONALLY make Ruby weak in those situations for the sake of poor ass drama, it's not only heartbreaking, it's also a damn waste of a good character i.e, the character(Ruby) doesn't do anything meaningful in those scenes.


      This is why i'm hoping Ruby outwits Merc the Bastard in the next episode, that way the writers will actually show that Ruby isn't some helpless little girl, even without her weapon.

    • doraemon94

      1 year ago

      P.s..i know i said i was done theorising what was going to happen, buuuut i realise i'm just gonna do it anyway. :)

    • Phade860 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Took Over a Year to Edit

      1 year ago

      I personally think Ruby is fine; she isnt meant to be an OP character. She got to skip 2 years because she fits more with these people, but skipping a grade isnt easy, even in real life. As for her fight with mercury, i think she didnt go full semblance because she still views him as a person; I dont think Ruby would intentionally harm someone she knew personally (even if that was a fa├žade)

  • lupin096

    1 year ago

    I wonder if Ironwood is going to intervene somehow?

    • Alden95

      1 year ago

      Honestly, I dont think he can anymore. I think Penny's aura is Ironwoods. I think he transferred it to her because he thought it would somehow help the kingdoms more (yknow. having an undying AI that doesnt age and is smarter than everyone, but with the power of the general of the largest military force on the planet? Thats a way to do it.). And Ironwood is a zealot. He'd do it. I fear for him actually, when he comes into contact with any of the enemy. I feel like he's going to be a lot more helpless than a lot of us think.

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

    1 year ago

    The most important part of that clip (in my opinion) was that Ozpin is watching. Think back to when he said to Ironwood that "If this is some Master Plan for which we do not know the final move..." Since Qrow's arrival, Ironwood seems to understand where he made a mistake, tipping their hand to the enemy by bringing his fleet. Even though he is now in charge of security (wherever they are) at the Vytal Festival he seems to be more in allignment with Ozpin now. Which begs the question: How would Ozpin draw his enemies out into the open?


    Their actions require apropriate counter mesures and we have not seen what Ozpin has done except to inform Pyrrah of the Maiden. If someone targets Pyrrah, It would have to be them, because who else would know. Also, why would someone target Yang like that? All team RWBY did was stop the... Oh! So, hopfully Ironwood was playing dumb but reasonable when he told Yang she was disqualified and to let it go. I would hope that Ozpin is working in the background and that most of this is a strategy to expose and capture Cinder and her crew.


    But, perhaps I'm giving him too much credit. Still it's good he has taken notice and appears to be aware.

  • OL1M3N

    1 year ago

    I know I should be rooting for Ruby to escape and for Mercury to lose but tbh I kinda like Mercury.. His personality is entertaining and his fights always have a badass feeling to them. Btw do we know his semblance? I don't think we have seen it used even in the fight against the Maiden.. That's pretty weird, does it mean he doesn't have one or maybe it's really useless like for example the power to control spaghetti?

    • Average_Luck_Human_Being

      1 year ago

      What are you talking about? We have already seen his Semblance. It's the ability to use any kind of screwdriver on any type of screws!

    • Average_Luck_Human_Being

      1 year ago

      But seriously, Merc is one of my favorite characters and he IS badass.


      Don't you think his Semblance could just be controlling wind. He uses Dust rounds with wind element, I get it. But after he shoots them he can still control them and when he was about to fall out of the ring (when Yang punched him out) and used some wind thing to get himself in again, I don't think this was a normal dust shot.

    • Summer123

      1 year ago

      I think they said it was air/wind related. So probably.

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

    1 year ago

    To quote a certain somebody "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." Fuck. Fuck. Fuuuuuuuuuuck.