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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  • scorpioscrux

    10 months 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

    10 months ago

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

  • Windflower

    10 months 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

    10 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.

    10 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

    10 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

      10 months 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

      10 months ago

      Awesome

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

      10 months ago

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

    • Halowars16

      10 months ago

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

    • Delta201

      10 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

      10 months ago

      Lots of people have been calling her Bellamomma xD

  • Caboose_The_Cat

    10 months ago

    Is Ren taller or is it just me?

  • DyProxus

    10 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

      10 months ago

      His personality is more like a flying monkey.

  • scarletsteam

    10 months ago

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

  • SsxJoker

    10 months ago

    Why are they not RRNJ

    Like Orange, but with a pirate spin on it?

  • cooldude112233

    10 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

    10 months ago

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

  • Kaiel_Thas

    10 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

      10 months ago

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

  • Romanoff13

    10 months ago

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

  • LukeWalffleo

    10 months ago

    Amazing

  • rennahyu

    10 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

    10 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

    10 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

    10 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

    10 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

      10 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

    10 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

      10 months ago

      I'm sure they will :3

  • Donald-McRonald

    10 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

      10 months ago

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

  • pypp1n

    10 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

      10 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

      10 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

    10 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

      10 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

      10 months ago

      Try a different browser perhaps?

  • 7theshepard7

    10 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

      10 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

    10 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

      10 months ago

      Yes, it should be uploaded this weekend

  • RidingShotgun

    10 months ago

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

  • Agent-Z46

    10 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

      10 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

    10 months ago

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

  • silver448

    10 months ago

    just....wow!

  • Watcher99

    10 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 Worst ever, of all time

      10 months ago

      Or borrow Chibi Neo's magic sign

  • MaskedStranger

    10 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

      10 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

      10 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

      10 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

      10 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

      10 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

    10 months ago

    *A wild Rock appeared!*

    *Ruby used Thunderbolt!*

    *It wasn't very effective...*

  • krokoman13

    10 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

      10 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

      10 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

      10 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

    10 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

      10 months ago

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

  • NinjaRen315

    10 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

    10 months ago

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

  • NinjaRen315

    10 months ago

    people stop putting inapprociate comments

  • Greeps

    10 months ago

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

  • Merthod

    10 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

      10 months ago

      Only 4? *pfft* Amateur.

    • Merthod

      10 months ago

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

  • RedLikeRosez

    10 months ago

    WELL ABOUT FUCKING TIME THIS IS UP ONE HERE

  • MightyWizard17

    10 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

      10 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 Worst ever, of all time

      10 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

      10 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

      10 months ago

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

  • JustinGovas

    10 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

      10 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

      10 months ago

      top10

    • Emm.CHan

      10 months ago

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

    • dwertyg90

      10 months ago

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

    • BronzTrooper

      10 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

      10 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

    10 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

    10 months ago

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

    • EnclaveGeneral

      10 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

    10 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

      10 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

      10 months ago

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

  • Yankman70

    10 months ago

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

    • YewJinChai

      10 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

      10 months ago

      ASDFGHASJKHGDS HER OUTLINE AND COLOR MOVE INDEPENDENTLY ASDFGALKJDSGH

  • AnthonyDoUrden

    10 months ago

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

  • Sowab

    10 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

    10 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

      10 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 Worst ever, of all time

      10 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.