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Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

RWBY: Volume 4, Chapter 1: The Next Step

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.

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  • mnc0009 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Now I just need ruby's scythe to have an on board computer that powers up to say "No worries Ruby, I'm combat ready." :'(


  • MrWeezy2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Interesting now. Cinder's song (RWBY Vol 2 Soundtrack, Sacrifice) makes more sense...


    "...What if all the plans you made

    Were not worth the the price they paid?

    Even with the lives you stole,

    Still no closer to your...

    Goal..."

    Maybe I'm overthinking it, but it's probably directed towards Salem? Funny how it foreshadows...RWBY has a lot of that.

    • donut70

      10 months ago

      One of my favorite things about RWBY is the incredible foreshadowing so far.

    • Clover_Jevins

      10 months ago

      Or directed towards Adam because it's Blake's song and makes sense

    • MrWeezy2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      @Clover_jevins, Sacrifice is clearly Cinder's song :p do some research.

  • Boot-knife

    10 months ago

    just a couple observations:

    1) in keeping with the wizard of oz theme, I think the young boy is this story's Dorothy. 

    2) salem's theme sounds a whole heckin lot like a minor key "twinkle twinkle little star ". Maybe hinting that she's responsible for the crumbling moon?

  • LordOzma

    10 months ago

    Waaaait a minute... It just occured to me... When Hazel says that "they dealt with their kind before" (talking about maidens with silver eyes... talking about Ruby) then... erm... but didn't Ruby's mother have silver eyes too? Could they have been the ones to have killed Ruby's mother? Just a thought...

    • MrWeezy2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      Great theory but we have to assume that there are other silver eyed warriors currently alive On this present day in the world of Remnant. They seem to know/be familiar with the silver eyed warriors and their capabilities, so just 'one' silver eyed warrior (Summer) isn't enough to gather the amount of data they have. It's a rare trait, but it doesn't mean there's literally one person left with it.


      Although I wouldn't be surprised if that's what RT goes for.

    • LordOzma

      10 months ago

      Well, that goes without saying. But, still this grants the possibility that they might be behind Summer's death, and so they might become targets of Ruby's rage. Also, I sure as hell wouldn't be surprised if one of the quatuor (probably Hazel, whaddya know?) would be some sort of infiltrated agent on Ozpin's account. That'd be seriously badass.

      I kinda thought about some sort of character that would be exactly that, some ill-mannered hunter who would've been a friend of Krow's, and it just turns out the looks of the character I had in mind back then (just after the end of S3) was almost the exact same as Watt's. To be honest I was kinda surprised to even see such a character, can't wait to see how it all turns up! :)

    • MrWeezy2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      im convinced that they are responsible for summers death as well, which wasn't my issue. Was just saying that we can't assume that summer is the only silver eyed warrior salems group has encountered and killed. They just seem to know too much about these warriors. Even called Ruby a 'novice' (Hazel).


      As for episode 2...I got hit hard...

  • Darkblade27

    10 months ago

    i theorize that the farm kid is a reincarnation of ozpin


    Or something like that xD

    • mildevon

      10 months ago

      I feel more like it has to do with the Spring maiden due to the eyes, Farming, and just general placement in the episode. Is that really a dude? 

    • Leon_Mercury

      10 months ago

      @mildevon I hope so with a voice that deep. Also, the chest looks more brawny than flat-chested.

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

      10 months ago

      I was thinking pied piper cause of his patchwork cloth

  • Raideog_Glas

    10 months ago

    Good work Jaune! Rather than save Pyrrha's circlet, the last piece of her, to give to her parents when you will inevitably run into them in Mistral this volume or the next, you melted it down for yourself! Good job! Have fun explaining that to them! Tbh though I really wish he had waited to give it to them and then they could have decided to let him keep the circlet, the scene would have been a lot more poignant than the weak "From a friend."

    • Omegafire18

      10 months ago

      Considering the fact that Pyrrha gave her life to try and stop an evil individual, it'd have been more appropriate for what's left of her to continue in that same fashion; trying to stop the rising tide of evil

      Pyrrha's parents would know that much. And also, not everyone actually keeps the keepsakes of lost loved ones, or wants to - sometimes it's just too painful, or it ties into the point above, among other reasons; Jaune's decision is pretty reasonable all-in-all

      It's perfectly poignant as is too imo

  • origamipete

    10 months ago

    this was so awesome! The animation quality is amazing, the character designs are fantastic, the sound design was wonderful and the music fit perfectly, it was a great way to start off the new volume after the long wait! I'm so happy!

  • SirGorilla

    10 months ago

    Why won't the video play in IE11 ? Only works in Edge browser..

  • Dragonheart51

    10 months ago

    The Merc has been irked. 

  • ARBY117XYZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Great idea for a new shirt, put a silhouette of Ren's gun and under it write "It's also a boomerang"

  • Jaune-of-Ark

    10 months ago

    I just want to say that I have been EAGERLY awaiting Season 4 all this time, and my expectations have been met and exceeded 10 times over! I LOVE THIS SHOW!! Thank you Rooster Teeth!!!!!

  • JCSEA_Hunter

    10 months ago

    Already watching this for the 2nd time. Already love it and can;t wait for more.


    On a side note, I'm a new site member and hoping to get along with the rest of you!

  • Fezzydragon

    10 months ago

    guy with the freckles is cute!

    • JCSEA_Hunter

      10 months ago

      I'm sure there is a significance to him.

  • Fezzydragon

    10 months ago

    did anyone notice Jawnes belt? he has prrya's belt!!

    • MrWeezy2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      Pyrrha's 'sash'

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

    10 months ago

    GREAT EPISODE! When's the next one?

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

      10 months ago

      in like... 6 hours or something? Maybe not even?

  • Beastmodemacnosa

    10 months ago

    awesome I watched it like 5 times now

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

    10 months ago

    Anyone else not even seeing a "Up Next" for episode 2?

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

      10 months ago

      Not just you.

    • Kariru

      10 months ago

      Yeah that's kind of worrying me a little bit. No new RWBY news (except for the team being in London/Paris not sure) since episode 1 last week. That makes mw wonder if there will be a new epispde today. 

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

      10 months ago

      Like, this isn't the first time an RT/AH video hasn't had an "up next" alert, but the frequency in which that's happening is a little frustrating.  I know they're all doing their best though, just even a super short thing like, "hey, episode is running late, expect it soon" or a "due to ____ we will be unable to post episode" etc. would be greatly appreciated.

    • Blood_XIII

      10 months ago

      After the entire site broke for the whole weekend for the Vol.4 premiere, maybe they're just not wanting to have people camp the page like that again and cause the whole site to shut down. After all, it got SO bad that they had to essentially re-schedule the release time because people were mashing refresh on the page

  • DPLA

    10 months ago

    I just rewatched this a moment ago.  Not sure if it's today or last Sunday, but the crew must've reuploaded a newer version, because the outline error surrounding Nora at 16:50~ is gone from the FIRST streaming.  Good for them.

  • SecretSlushie

    10 months ago

    Salem's theme music is amazing.

  • SecretSlushie

    10 months ago

    Did there really have to be ANOTHER time skip? The fall of beacon happened in autumn, then it skipped ahead three months to winter, and now it's summer again? It just feels like they're doing it as a means of glossing over the deaths of some of our beloved characters. Don't start a grieving process that you can't finish, writers!

    • Soundwave3591

      10 months ago

      just wait until the new episode....

  • Harrythebird

    10 months ago

    i feel like death in this show won't be completely finalized. not saying anyone will come back but pyrrhas quote and how in volume 1 ruby takes a knee under her dead mother. think that would be kind of cool

    • Duirn

      10 months ago

      Ruby's mother isn't actually dead. She's just been missing a very long time and they thought she was dead. She's who saved yang on the train

    • TaleTheLost

      10 months ago

      @Duirn Did you even watch season 3? That was Yang's mom. Ruby's mom looks just like Ruby in the picture, while Yang's mom looks like a black-haired version of her.

    • Duirn

      10 months ago

      @TaleTheLost sorry. I think I've been infected with stupid

    • Harrythebird

      10 months ago

      Its ok pal

  • JustinGovas

    10 months ago

    hope this ep will be a more blake and yang episode

  • SoulKeeper562 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    The new episode will be out in an hour.

    • duskinoracle

      10 months ago

      Thanks, I was wondering. happy morning.

  • Ghost2126 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Where's the new episode? Thought episode 2 was gonna come out today

    • XYRONIC15

      10 months ago

      I think it's coming in about half an hour sadly I have to wait till tmrw

  • Bcom976

    10 months ago

    Loved this series so far, really liking the new animation style.

  • rnjr94

    10 months ago

    3rd time watching. Still great :D

  • JacobA0007

    10 months ago

    Robertr that is very true she needs her team back wise needs to get her team back so YANG NEEDS TO GET HER SEXY TOP HALF IN THIS SEASON

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

    10 months ago

    Just a thought, what if the power of "silver eye's" negates the power of all magic, "the crippling weakness" Salem refers to, perhaps the silver eyes are a counter to the magic of Remnant, also the look on Rwbys face as they were leaving town was almost painful to watch, she misses her team

    • CaptainCherryz

      10 months ago

      I had never heard any one RWBY say magic. So, no idea how Rwby get nullify "magic" since it never mentions in it (unless it does, and I missed it like a idiot XD).

    • Kariru

      10 months ago

      Maybe "the Crippling Weakness" thing is a Good effect that the Maidens powers cause. Because they were meant to be used to help people, and to do good. So maybe Salem considers that a weakness because her goal seems to be to destroy humanity. 

  • ItzJezbin

    10 months ago

    i paused the video for like 20 minutes and still it didnt load

  • Obsolete13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    man I miss Monty

  • nursemel

    10 months ago

    Around what time does the next one come out?

  • ItzJezbin

    10 months ago

    i am watching the video in the lowest quality provided which is 240p

  • ItzJezbin

    10 months ago

    why dosent my video load 

  • Spiritet93

    10 months ago

    Everything about this episode is beautiful. I was in the verge of tears THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS

  • theninjawalrus

    10 months ago

    If Pyrrha was completely vaporized/dustified by cinder, how is there any of her armor remaining?? 

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

      10 months ago

      Cinder was holding Pyrrhas headpiece after she was vaporized. Pyrrhas broken Miló(sword) and Akoúo̱(shield) where possibly recovered as well.

    • elliexer cheeky little rascal

      10 months ago

      Honestly I'm a little more confused by the fact that her parents didn't want that last little piece of their daughter.

    • J3SZ1LLA FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      If you watch the previous season finale, her crown was still left. Qrow must have picked it up when he picked up Ruby.

  • Raifive56

    10 months ago

    The first episode is... a bit so so. It's not bad, but not that good either, and I still prefer the old animation to this one. I hope this season still got the exhilaration like from the previous ones

    • ChurchismFan

      10 months ago

      I think this episode is like the first ones from the first three volumes. Setting up the story and situation with a little action at the beginning and plot exposition for the majority so that we aren't thrust directly into the story with no background. Especially with the time skip from the last volume that we didn't get have with the others.

  • ItzJezbin

    10 months ago

    the video dosent load properly for me

  • epicdude69

    10 months ago

    Anyone think the fight coreo is really bad? There's so much offscreening of the hits, the flashy teleporting thing they do feels cheap and lacks the impact the previous seasons had. I wouldn't mind if they didn't overuse it and made ruby spent 75% of her fight in the form of an amorphous blob of red. honestly feels like they used that so much to avoid the animation work of the fight 

    • Guitarguy212

      10 months ago

      Yeah, I'm hoping Ruby's dash stops being used so often. It gets quite annoying.

    • Blood_XIII

      10 months ago

      I believe it's an evolution of her Semblance, OR a visual representation of it that previously wasn't possible due to limitations of animating in Poser. Now that they're exclusively in Maya there's more potential to show what the characters are capable of in MORE than the ways you've seen before.

    • meiousei

      10 months ago

      We still need to remember that Monty is not animating this....

    • LeifAshryver

      10 months ago

      i like her dash and it shows how she's grown in the past 6 months as she's gained more control over her semblance. however i do agree with you that they should keep the "kill shots" on screen, and not cut away two times in less than 30 seconds.

  • Bilbo212 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I beginning to love that the hem of Ruby's cape has gotten tattered. On one hand, It's sad to see something so dear to our adorkable heroine get damaged. But, at the same time, it's such a subtle and fitting way to show a significant change in her character; the type of change that never goes away. The same kind of reflection is shown in the rest of team RNJR with the modifications they're giving to their arms and armor. Everything up to this point had basically been theoretical. But now, they have some real experience.

    Amazing that just a small change in a character model made me realize this...

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

      10 months ago

      Just daily wear and tear with out the resources to keep it repaired on the road for several months would cause it to get tattered along the hem. 

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

    10 months ago

    I know it's a long time to say this but Ruby really grown, she about the height as Nora maybe a even a little bit more 

  • CalebAllen1

    10 months ago

    The animation looks a bit smoother and the detail looks great too

  • BryceSmiley

    10 months ago

    when you realize where jaune got the metal

  • Hypergeor

    10 months ago

    so when is the next episode?

  • grosenberg0706

    10 months ago

    Great idea adding her headpiece to his sword. Brought tears to my eyes. And I'm someone who watched all of Clannad without crying.

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

    10 months ago

    Tyrion: "twisted little monkey demon" (Clash of Kings)

  • KS17984

    10 months ago

    TYRIAN LOOKS LIKE A SALAMANDER DOES HE NOT

  • RegnaFerox16

    10 months ago

    Great start to the Volume. Please have relationship development. Make our ships come true.

    • HDLSHorseman

      10 months ago

      I don't want my ship to come true now. It would be a bit weird to see Jaune make out with ashes.

  • 118_BlazerAaron99

    10 months ago

    Jaun: We hit them... Harder!

    Ren: That is something Goku would say

  • CaptainRexRules

    10 months ago

    OH MY GOD THAT WAS AMAZING!!!! Jeff Williams has the best music.  caboose

  • Freezerburn32

    10 months ago

    I can't wait for ep 2