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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  • Animata0wO

    7 months 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.

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

      technically its a intro

    • TuxedoSheep

      7 months ago

      Awesome

    • TuxedoSheep

      7 months ago

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

    • Halowars16

      7 months ago

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

    • Delta201

      7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Lots of people have been calling her Bellamomma xD

  • Caboose_The_Cat

    7 months ago

    Is Ren taller or is it just me?

  • DyProxus

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

      His personality is more like a flying monkey.

  • scarletsteam

    7 months ago

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

  • SsxJoker

    7 months ago

    Why are they not RRNJ

    Like Orange, but with a pirate spin on it?

  • cooldude112233

    7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

  • Kaiel_Thas

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

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

  • Romanoff13

    7 months ago

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

  • LukeWalffleo

    7 months ago

    Amazing

  • rennahyu

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

    • KoKo_Ninja

      6 months ago

      I'm sure they will :3

  • Donald-McRonald

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

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

  • pypp1n

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Try a different browser perhaps?

  • 7theshepard7

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Yes, it should be uploaded this weekend

  • RidingShotgun

    7 months ago

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

  • Agent-Z46

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

  • silver448

    7 months ago

    just....wow!

  • Watcher99

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Or borrow Chibi Neo's magic sign

  • MaskedStranger

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months ago

    *A wild Rock appeared!*

    *Ruby used Thunderbolt!*

    *It wasn't very effective...*

  • krokoman13

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

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

  • NinjaRen315

    7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

  • NinjaRen315

    7 months ago

    people stop putting inapprociate comments

  • Greeps

    7 months ago

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

  • Merthod

    7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Only 4? *pfft* Amateur.

    • Merthod

      7 months ago

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

  • RedLikeRosez

    7 months ago

    WELL ABOUT FUCKING TIME THIS IS UP ONE HERE

  • MightyWizard17

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months ago

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

  • JustinGovas

    7 months 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

      7 months 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

      7 months ago

      top10

    • Emm.CHan

      7 months ago

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

    • dwertyg90

      7 months ago

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

    • BronzTrooper

      7 months 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

      7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

    • EnclaveGeneral

      7 months ago

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

  • AngryMisanthropistFreak

    7 months ago

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who would fuck salem right? I mean come on. She dose have a pretty rocken body. I would total serve that demonic ass if I was promised to tap it. 

    • Partju

      7 months ago

      So we would both serve her for two completely different reasons, I would serve her 'cause of her amazing voice and you for her body. ok. got it... why do I have a feeling people will think I'm now creepier than you... eh whatever, Jen Taylor (voice actress of Salem) has the best voice of all voice actors and that's a fact.

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

      7 months ago

      I'd feel the same if it were Cinder you were talkin' 'bout. ;P

  • Yankman70

    7 months ago

    Anyone notice an animation error at 16:48? Look at Nora

    • YewJinChai

      7 months ago

      DAMN I JUST SAW THAT

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

      7 months ago

      ASDFGHASJKHGDS HER OUTLINE AND COLOR MOVE INDEPENDENTLY ASDFGALKJDSGH

  • AnthonyDoUrden

    7 months ago

    XD is it just me or does ren's hair look like byakuya Kuchiki's from bleach from the back?

  • Sowab

    7 months ago

    Man, it really feels like they killed off Pyrrha  (and Yang's arm) too early. Last season was dark, though understandably. Still, I like the way this season seems to be going. Keep moving forward.

  • CaptRicoSakara

    7 months ago

    Had to binge watch the first 3 seasons before watching this. After all that is said and done, I hope Team RWBY reunites during this season. I hate seeing Yang in the funk that she's in.

    • JustinGovas

      7 months ago

      It depresses me really. but I doubt it will be this season IF they reunite. The reason is say this is blake seems to have found a new family and shit... I hope Im wrong. Bumblebee NEEDS to happen.

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

      7 months ago

      Don't worry, when Adam meets the completely undignified death he obviously so utterly deserves I'm sure we'll all feel better.  

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

    7 months ago

    I really think the boy on the farm is the spring madien and it's really just a girl disguised as a boy cause the like shorter hair and clothing. I mean since the powers have to go to a girl no one would think twice about a young boy. And it could be that they live in a farm and don't use their powers to keep hidden. they did wake up in fear when Salems group was talking about spring

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

      7 months ago

      Except the grunts that he makes while he's working are way too deep for a girl.

    • MacBamboocha

      7 months ago

      Exactly my thoughts Nando. Before I heard the voice I was thinking that it has to be the maiden in disguise, but now I'm pretty sure that's not the case at all. So no idea where RT is going with that!

    • Toa_of_Corndogs

      7 months ago

      I had I thought that perhaps this is a descendent of the old wizard from the tale of the four maidens. But I really don't have much evidence.

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

      7 months ago

      I was thinking that maybe he is the spring maiden, but is transgender? I mean, it would be the perfect way to hide. But, I don't know. I guess we're just gonna have to wait to find out.

    • Emm.CHan

      7 months ago

      It makes sense they would be the spring maiden, considering they work on a farm. also, i think they could a girl in disguise, probably to make the evil council not suspect them of having powers.

    • Night_Wolf9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      He just sound like a boy, not a girl. And it does not line up with what has been told in vol 3 chapter 6. It has been stated that "the Maidens power is passed on to young women", not a small child.

    • KyleeBrielle

      7 months ago

      I suspect the farm boy isn't a maiden at all, but maybe the Fall Maiden's son. The jolt awake at the beginning might be him realizing suddenly that his mom is dead. Makes more sense for him to be connected to her instead of Spring based upon his color scheme, and his eyes are very similar to Amber's in Vol 3.

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

    7 months ago

    Been playing a lot of Stardew Valley lately so that came to mind immediately when the cute farmer boy showed up. Still wonder what his significance is but the path that leads to his farm does look like the place where the Fall Maiden was first attacked.

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    7 months ago


    I really am hoping that Jaune becomes more than just comic relief during this volume.

    • JustinGovas

      7 months ago

      HE will most likely stay the comic relief but become a total bada**. Remember his semblance is yet to be revealed but rumors have indicated it'd be some sort of forcefield or something. I have a feeling tho that he will, and if I may, be more than meets the eye


      Much like nora. funny as heck and a total.bada**

      And if nothing else. He is becoming a pretty good tactician. If nothing else he can plan out battle strategies on the fly