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

    1 year ago

    Anyone think this new environment we are seeing for the bad guy's base is located on that continent that looks like a dragon?

    (You know the one, it hasn't been named yet has it?)

    • ChadPogue

      1 year ago

      I agree. When people were saying it was a different dimension at the end of last season and even last week I'm like. Really you people know this isn't that kind of show.

  • GrimKing21

    1 year ago

    Beautiful just beautiful to see it again 

  • Spack3rz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Huh, they've reedited some of the scenes (eg more amber-y sunlight in the farm boy scene)

    • norjack2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah I noticed that too. Along with Nora's outline at around 16:46 being fixed, and smaller details added like a spider web added in the shot before seeing Ren and Nora.

    • Flip40 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Potato

      1 year ago

      Well I was already considering rewatching this again, now I have things to look for :D

    • Omegafire18

      1 year ago

      Overall they tend to do that: the episode is first released, and then in the time between then + it's Youtube release, they tend to fix/add/change little details, usually reserved for errors like clipping and such

      It's been a staple since Vol. 1

  • Harfringar

    1 year ago

    When's episode 2 coming out?

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

      1 year ago

      Saturday i believe

  • gr8penguinking FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    anyone else notice that Ren and Nora disappeared while Ruby was making fun of Jaune's hoodie at 15:07?

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      If you pay attention to the scene after, you see that Ren and Nora are more to the right and left of Ruby, so they just weren't in the frame. 

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

    1 year ago

    Who covers their cleavage with that high of a shirt...

  • ColdestTooth259 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Like a Puma

    1 year ago

    I wonder if that psychopath will succeed at bringing Ruby to Salem

  • Windflower

    1 year ago

    So glad to have RWBY back! Thank you for this beautiful gift.


    On another note, I liked Salem's comment: "Spring can wait". Spring is definitely a happy season of new beginnings and new life. I feel like this just confirms that this season is going to be extremely dark and cold. Even though she was talking about the spring maiden, it also sets up a dark and brooding mood. I can't wait to see how things end up!

  • Animata0wO

    1 year ago

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 0wO

  • Danttebay0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Open for conversation.

    1 year ago

    Finally had time to watch episode 1 and the reveal of Jaune's new costume was awesome! Cant wait for the statue refresh for this season.

  • TheRainbowSquid

    1 year ago

    I seriously can't tell who the other cat faunus besides Blake in the outro is, my first thought was Blake's (albeit feminine looking) brother, but after rewatching I seriously can't tell, could be a sister, mother or brother or some other relative, I need answers and fast

    • Shogunbronie

      1 year ago

      technically its a intro

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

      1 year ago

      Awesome

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

      1 year ago

      Blake's so called mother. (Thats what some people are saying)

    • Halowars16

      1 year ago

      Looks almost like her sister. Hard to tell but its a girl for sure.

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      Or maybe he could be unrelated? Who knows? 

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

      1 year ago

      Lots of people have been calling her Bellamomma xD

  • Caboose_The_Cat

    1 year ago

    Is Ren taller or is it just me?

  • DyProxus

    1 year ago

    Time for another epiphany.


    If Tyrian was the one sent to hunt Ruby, would that make him the Big Bad Wolf to her Little Red Riding Hood?

    • SyaoranLi1337

      1 year ago

      His personality is more like a flying monkey.

  • scarletsteam

    1 year ago

    still? wtf? when is the episode gunna get fixed :(

  • SsxJoker

    1 year ago

    Why are they not RRNJ

    Like Orange, but with a pirate spin on it?

  • cooldude112233

    1 year ago

    y is it not letting me see it by me commenting u can see I signed up but y is the servers fuking up or something

  • Snozberries22

    1 year ago

    Wow... props to the art team, the show looks amazing

  • Kaiel_Thas

    1 year ago

    Doesn't the little jingle that plays when Salem enters sound like twinkle twinkle stars, just me? K.

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

      1 year ago

      Yes, but it's actually a twinkly version of "Divide" from the volume 3 credits.

  • romanoff13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Does the tiny cat faunus with Blake in the end credits look to be a girl? 

  • LukeWalffleo

    1 year ago

    Amazing

  • rennahyu

    1 year ago

    in music to improved from last season, the same animation, but remains missing nuances of depth ... being the official website thought I would have a better quality because I put it in 1080 and if there are sections that looks perfect but most stay in 480 ... thought it would be the first chapter with more action and would come out all the RWBY team but I miss my gust spark. and When will it captioned?

  • WyldBeowulf24

    1 year ago

    Don't worry Jaune, I'm sure for all your moments of comedic relief, you'll get a great moment of epicness.  Also More villans!!!! Probably gonna be Weiss, then Blake, and Yang in order of the next three episodes focus

  • Kadelta

    1 year ago

    I had to stop the video every few seconds, just to have a little cry about how beautiful everything is

  • -T11- FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It's soooo good to see rwby back on track. I'd love to see jaune develloping a "dark aura" if he meets cinder! (Bezerk JAUNE , WROOOOAR! )

    Anyway, I wonder what Weis will do now...

  • emm.chan

    1 year ago

    WHOA I think they fixed that little oopsie on Nora's arms at the end, becuase it isn't there anymore! unless i just have messed up vision XD

    • norjack2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Nope it's definitely fixed. One of the compositors left a comment saying that it had been fixed, but obviously it took a little while to get it live.

  • emm.chan

    1 year ago

    Ruby laughing at Jaune's hoodie was so cute and funny. I hope team RNJR has more fun moments like this

  • Donald-McRonald

    1 year ago

    dude, Cortana is in Rwby now

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

      1 year ago

      She's always been in it.  She was the narrator at the beginning of Volume 1.

  • pypp1n

    1 year ago

    at the end cinder took pyrrahs head piece off, my guess is when qrow found ruby he also picked up the head piece. Ruby felt that Jayne should have it, therefore she gave it to him. Then he gave it to the blacksmith to add a touch of pyrrah to his armor. So she would always be with him.

    • llacer96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think what was left of her sword and maybe the shield went into his new stuff as well, I doubt just the head piece had enough metal to accent a whole sword, shield, and armor

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

      1 year ago

      Additionally we haven't seen every moment with Jaune and Pyrrha. She may have gifted him similar metal before things went down in V3 in a moment not shown in the show. Main thing is that the design means the metal came from Pyrrha/

  • Leon18022

    1 year ago

    cant watch video wont load past 00.10 keeps stopping there and doing nothing been trying everyday since 22/10/16 with no luck I am a fist member but not having any luck can anyone explain why.

    • hajlakan

      1 year ago

      Rooster teeths shitty webplayer

    • Flip40 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Potato

      1 year ago

      Try a different browser perhaps?

  • 7theshepard7

    1 year ago

    If the other metal that Jaune brought to the guy was Pyrrah's gear (which I think it was supposed to be), how the hell did he get it? Wouldn't he have had to go back to beacon tower?

    • BronzTrooper

      1 year ago

      I think it was mostly Pyrrha's circlet and what was left of her sword.  No idea what happened to Pyrrha's shield.


      As for how he got it... maybe Qrow picked it up when he found Ruby and gave it to Jaune when he saw it?

  • Stonehero

    1 year ago

    Will this also be uploaded to YouTube? 

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

      1 year ago

      Yes, it should be uploaded this weekend

  • RidingShotgun

    1 year ago

    oh Cinder, you went from a literal hot villain to a mute pirate

  • Agent-Z46

    1 year ago

    I swear every volume I think I understand the villain's hierarchy and every volume there's a reveal that proves me wrong. Volume 1 I thought Roman was the big bad and Cinder was like a lieutenant, then it turns out Roman's taking orders from her. Volumes 2-3 I think Cinder's the big bad then Salem gets revealed. And finally I think there's no more but now I find out in volume 4 that Salem's got a whole inner circle! Surely there's no more?


    Anyway great start to the best show ever!

    • METAMAN666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Well given that Cinder had Roman, has Emerald and Murcury and hopefully still has Neo, I think it's a safe bet that the other guys that work for Salem have their own big name subordinates. Also they have Adam and the white fang. And on top of that they still have that informant in Mistral which begs the question is that the only informant they have or do they have one in Atlas and Vacuo too? 

  • jamesthefirst

    1 year ago

    The artstyle has become even more beautiful. I don't know how you guys did it, but Monty would be proud!

  • silver448

    1 year ago

    just....wow!

  • Watcher99

    1 year ago

    Cinder should invest in sticky notes and a few pens. 

    • 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

      Or borrow Chibi Neo's magic sign

  • MaskedStranger

    1 year ago

    Actual speculation time.


    My theory is that farm kiddo is both related to Cinder AND the next incarnation of the Wizard after Ozpin.  He'll realize his powers, become involved with our heroines, and convince Cinder to leave Salem's crew.  This will result in Cinder's final hour redemption, but she will be killed by Salem who will then inherit the ultimate weakness against the Silver Eyed Maiden, leading to Ruby being able to finally defeat her.

    • METAMAN666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Counter speculation. Salem seems to smart to do that, mainly because she was the one who informed them about the 'Crippling Weakness." They only say Ozpin died, but nothing's confirmed other than 'he's missing'. And yes I'm going the we didn't see him die cliche, but in my defense they show Pyrrha die. They show Roman die. And they went into slow Mo to eventuate Pennies brutal death, or not death, we don't know, she was a robot.  And as for the farm boy, I think he's just that a farm boy who dreams of a bigger more exiting life and eventually joins the group. 

    • MaskedStranger

      1 year ago

      Counter counter speculation (because yeah I though about that later :/).  Cinder is killed/purposely loses to someone else, but still passes on the Fall Maiden's power to Salem.  Cuz you know, that would just be a freakin' cool way to have Cinder and Salem go down.

    • Flip40 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Potato

      1 year ago

      Counter speculation, Ozpin isn't dead, Salem is lying (for currently unknown reasons). If you consider their conversation from V1E1 and V3E12 together (and it is a single conversation), it heavily implies that Salem was talking to a captured Ozpin out in Grimmland™.

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      I don't get why everyone thinks Ozpin is the old man from the story? In my honest opinion that's way too obvious, could you give any reason as to why you'd think that?

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      Also since everyone is doing it: Counter counter counter counter speculation, Cinder kept Ozpin and plans on betraying Salem and needs Ozpin alive to do that. Obviously seen from this episode, Cinder doesn't like the other members of Salem's villain round table and she seems to be the only one who has her own group following her. She is also shown to be very irritated that she has to stay with Salem in that place which hampers her plans, whatever it is. Right now we don't know what Salem's or Cinder's plans are so its possible that Cinder plans to betray Salem in the future. Also the farm boy is the wizard, and is completely unrelated to Ozpin after all the boy has shown to have some visions when things happen (waking up from the dream) and looking into the direction of team RNJR/JNRR with a concerned look as he knows Tyrian is after them. Ozpin has shown to have none of those type of powers, lest he'd know who Cinder is, he'd have known what was going to happen and he'd also know all of Salems plans. The farm boy, or the wizard, is either not allowed to interfere with the world or he has no powers that could possibly stop Salem as he gave all his powers to the Maidens in the past and now he can basically do nothing apart from have visions.

  • MaskedStranger

    1 year ago

    *A wild Rock appeared!*

    *Ruby used Thunderbolt!*

    *It wasn't very effective...*

  • krokoman13

    1 year ago

    is it just me or did the animation get better?


    • MikeP1000000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      It did. The animation team swapped from using Poser to (I think) Autodesk. I know they're not using poser this season, just can't remember if its Autodesk or something else.

    • mercilessdeg

      1 year ago

      I believe they switched to "Maya" but that's just the software name off the top of my head (autodesk is the brand, like the adobe in front of photoshop I believe), I'm no pro

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

      1 year ago

      It's Maya. Maya is a 3d animation program that's the industry standard. Most 3d animators learn how to use maya. Poser on the other hand isn't really geared towards industry level animation, which is why RWBY is basically the only show that used it.

  • Greeps

    1 year ago

    But am I the only one who thinks the Creatures of Grimm are made of a special dust in the earth?

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

      1 year ago

      I thought that the area Salem is in isn't in remnant 

  • NinjaRen315

    1 year ago

    wow. so that symbol on the bottom of the shield was from phyrra!! that's amzing. I feel for you jaune. we all miss her

  • tbeans10 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh yay! A new giggly psychopath and a freckled farm cutie! This is going great already :3

  • NinjaRen315

    1 year ago

    people stop putting inapprociate comments

  • Greeps

    1 year ago

    Aaahhh... so good its back. Wonderfull work!

  • merthod

    1 year ago

    Am I the only one who re-watched this 4 times?

    • wedwarrd45 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Only 4? *pfft* Amateur.

    • merthod

      1 year ago

      As of this time I'm going to watch this the 17th time xD

  • RedLikeRosez

    1 year ago

    WELL ABOUT FUCKING TIME THIS IS UP ONE HERE

  • MightyWizard17

    1 year ago

    I'm not the only one who believes that Ruby is the Maiden of Winter right?

    • MikeP1000000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I dunno about Winter, but a maiden none-the-less.

    • 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

      She's not a maiden, she's a silver-eyed warrior.  From Salem's dialogue it seems maidens are weak against silver-eyed warriors.

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

      1 year ago

      I think summer but that may just be me being a little ham fisted with the whole "summer rose" maiden-inheritance thing

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

      1 year ago

      She isn't a god damn madian! |:[

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

    1 year ago

    I DOUBT Ozpin is dead. And the theory to the kid being the spring maiden theory makes no sense. It was explained that the power is given to a young LADY and qrow said that if the last thoughts of a maiden were about a guy or an older woman that the power is randomized thus making their job a lot harder

    • haru30789 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think the theory about the kid being the spring maiden is true, you could totally hide that you are female by dressing up like a guy if they make them look enough like a guy. If they aren't the spring maiden, who are they? If they include someone they they did that person, they are going to be important and there is always a reason. 

    • RT_Ricky

      1 year ago

      top10

    • emm.chan

      1 year ago

      I think Ozpin is dead because at the end of volume 3 Qrow was seen holding Ozpin's cane.

    • dwertyg90

      1 year ago

      Actually ozpin location is "complicated" in response to the question of where he was at a panel between 3 and 4

    • BronzTrooper

      1 year ago

      I doubt it as well.  We don't know the full breadth of Ozpin's abilities, so for all we know, he could've faked his death using one of his abilities to make it seem like Cinder had killed him, only to show up somewhere else.  Possibly near where we found the farm kid.  As a rule, I always assume that whenever a character is 'killed' offscreen, there's a good chance that said character is still alive and will show up later on.


      Personally, I think that Ozpin will show up at farm kid's farm, possibly injured but definitely exhausted from his fight with Cinder.  I mean, the way the kid looked off into the distance clearly hinted that he thought something was heading his way.


      As for the kid being the spring maiden... why would the farm kid as a character rationalize dressing up to look like a guy when living alone?  Doesn't really make sense to me.


      Still, it seems like the kid will have an impact on the story later on.  Maybe even becoming a possible LI for Ruby (much to the dismay of White Rose and Lancaster shippers, if it does go that route).  I wonder if anything else will be revealed about him in the next episode.

    • Delta201

      1 year ago

      I believe the kid is a reincarnation or descendant of the wizard. He obviously exhibited some kind of premonition power or something as he dreamt of the villains meeting and looked onto the direction of team RNJR/JNRR knowing they were in trouble as Tyrian is going after RWBY. The reason why he doesn't do anything could be due to the fact that he's too young and doesn't have much power as of yet, or when the Wizard gave the Maidens their powers the Wizard lost most of his powers and was left with only some abilities like premonition or some shit like that.

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

    1 year ago

    I am loving how they are portraying Salem's group. They all look like interesting characters, I'm excited to learn about their backstories and how they came to work for Salem. I especially like the way they are positioned in the theme for season 4.

  • NinjaRen315

    1 year ago

    shame on  you AngryMisanthropistFreak. how dare you insult some characters. reported

    • EnclaveGeneral

      1 year ago

      Calm down child, he wasn't insulting anyone and even if he did, who would give a shit? Cry me a fuckin' river.