Volume 4, Chapter 4: Family

RWBY: Volume 4, Chapter 4: Family

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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  • das2255

    1 month ago

    Rewatching this... does 10:44 bug anyone else?

    The hotel clerk asks Ruby how many people will be staying... Ruby looks around her, double checking that there are four. It looks very natural, but why would she need to count?

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

    1 month ago

    can we all just take a minute and appreciate how good the voice acting is getting?

  • Sansie

    1 month ago

    wait, when yang had that dream, thats the place where Blake was stabbed, and yang lost her arm. Why isnt Blake in the dream?

    • BurnsAsSun

      1 month ago

      Maybe they are trying to show us that she is not thinking of her. Remember what she said to Ruby about Blake "I don't know and I don't care" So, maybe she just doesn't care anymore. We will see at volume 5


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

    2 months ago

       

  • StrykerHunt

    2 months ago

    I wish I could actually watch it but on mobile it just loads an ad then immediately skips to chapter five and on pc it just black screens for me... :(

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

      2 months ago

      so watch it on youtube

  • FilterScamp

    2 months ago

    So Raven's tribe has a powerhouse that isn't Raven?  Notice how Qrow leads this into asking about the Spring Maiden and Raven just dances around the question.  Is Raven harboring the Spring Maiden as a defensive trump card?

  • hia02cot

    2 months ago

    Anyone think Raven and Qrow are related to Salem?  When Raven asks "does she have it", presumably of Salem having the relic , Qrow asks about Yang and says "it's just obnoxious that you bring up family then carry on as if your daughter does not exist".  It might explain why Raven and Qrow have a dark past/are so OP.  

    • karl4747 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      he is refering to her saying cant a girl check in on her family

  • Divell

    3 months ago

    Qrow wearing a skirt. Oh god now I can't close my eyes!!

  • Luciiela

    3 months ago

    Can we talk about how Qrow took like three sips of his drink and it didn't go down at all? Like for real, there were two things that could have happened.

    - Qrow discovered the eternal shot glass that never gets empty.

    - Qrow wants to stay sober incase Raven wants to toss hands.

    • Divell

      3 months ago

      Not as important as Qrow with a skirt!!

  • XOAnimeXO

    3 months ago

    Notice how Taiyang planted sunflowers yet not roses.. Guess we know who his favorite daughter is  yang(this is just a joke don't get upset please)

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

    3 months ago

    "If you honestly think you're ready to go out there on your own..." Ok so clearly Tai and all the other huntsman are incredible, but like Yang would probably be much safer on her own that most of the people in remnant who can't fight at all.

  • Kerisato

    3 months ago

    He's alive? Knew it! Thought it may not be exactly what I detailed in my posted theory about Ozpin (Check out Episode 3's comment section), it's inline with another possibility concerning Ozpin's apparent veteran experience to which many people older than he would appeal. (I won't go into detail here.)


    I kid you not, Professors Oobleck and Port's response when Tai joked about Yang's arm was almost exactly as mine. Bold writing.


    There goes Qrow, entering into fierce combat with the sight of another inn keeper's skirt length.

    I have to admit, Raven's appearance is certainly appropriate. She looks savage, like wild and brutal. She's even got a hunched-over posture. And her being the one at least partially responsible for the Xion (spelling) destruction will make for an interesting conversation if she and Ruby (& RNJR) cross paths. More so if Qrow's nearby.

    It actually makes sense, what Qrow meant when he told Yang her mom had an interesting view of the world. And that she was dangerous.( And the World of Remnant short before Episode 4 also gained some gravity.) So Raven is actually not a good guy, but is not allied with Salem either. It makes me wonder if the world is on the verge of being wiped out is she trying to save it? Or just attempting to set herself and  the tribe/clan in the most advantageous possible position?


    "The weak die, the strong live." Not exactly a heroine.

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

      3 months ago

      To be honest I'm now very worried about Raven. Especially when she and Yang finally meet, the response to her mother's world view will certainly be a very Yang response, which will definitely lead to a fight. Worse still if in the fallout Raven manages to bring Yang to her side under the pretense of "Making her strong" then things could get very dicey.


      Moreover, Imagine how Team RNJR will react when (if) they find out that it was Raven's..."Tribe" shall we say, that massacred an entire village.

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

    3 months ago

    I'm glad to know Ozpin isnt dead, but I highly doubt even the maidens power from Amber Cinder achieved in Chapter 11 wouldnt have been able to come close to defeating Ozpin. How in the hell did he lose the relic in that case? And where is Neo?! ;-;

    • thehappypanda

      3 months ago

      NEO! Neo come back! I know your not dead!

  • thx4221

    3 months ago

    I hope Penny gets repaired. 

    • thehappypanda

      3 months ago

      No. Not hope. WANT her repaired. Want.

  • CarryOn88

    3 months ago

    Ozpin why do you harass young boys?

    • Timbo33

      3 months ago

      You activated my 'trap" card.....MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • NMONEY98

      3 months ago

      Your avatar makes this perfect

  • silencednight01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    who else hate weaboos for taking over our show?

    • SirLucidus

      3 months ago

      Yikes. This show has a manga and a HUGE following in Japan plus a lot of influence from anime and other aspects of Japanese culture. Those weeaboos "taking over the show" are who the show is geared toward. Get used to it.

    • silencednight01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      @SirLucidus it wasnt a attack! just because of the new anime approach its changed significantly in story wise, and art direction since volume 1, the Japanese dub trailer came out in 2015 (or atleast the only source from "whe did rwby get a japanese dub" on google showed me, not counting the fan dubs) and this show started in 2013 so i dont really care if there is a huge Japanese following and manga, because when the "Red" trailer captured our interest we all werent expecting in 2 years for it to change massively

    • FadedShadows12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      This is actually always the direction Monty had intended the show to go. It's not a massive shift in the sense of "someone took over and now it's changed", it's shifted because that was Monty's vision for it. 

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

      3 months ago

      Things change over time and they've been saying it since Season 2 that they were going to make massive changes. The art style was always anime-like because this was originally sold as a "Western Anime" both to Western and Eastern Markets. After gaining popularity here it gained attention there, just as planned.


      The new art style is an improvement I feel. The models are of higher quality, the animations are smoother and facial expressions have become more fluid and clearer. It retains the "anime look", moves with more fluidity and sounds a lot better.

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

      3 months ago

      lol have you watched volume 1? doing a rewatch right now and holy shit the weeb factor has been tuned down, not up.

  • Six_Winged_Angel

    3 months ago

    Not gonna lie, Raven's hot, now we know where Yang got her looks 

  • Timbo33

    3 months ago

    Ello my freaky people.


    Have posted here in a long time and I finally got through the current 4 episodes. Have to say that the new art program RT is using took a bit to get used to. I like the cleaner/crisp animation. Lots a "feels" good and bad, from the characters and locations. Kudos to the writing team.


    Thought Raven looked a bit young in episode 4, but went back to the prior volume with her and Yang's meeting at Beacon and she does seem to be a very young looking person. Thought she would have had a more mature look.


    Also have a theory that Oscar the young boy is a Young Ospin.  The character in the Wizard of OZ Oscar Diggs took on the mantel of Wizard in OZ. Ospin's full name Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. Drop the "HEAD" and you have Ospin. Also we see the boy Oscar farming some land.....IE Oscar Diggs.


    Oh and the mirror could be something akin to the "Looking Glass"


    Whatcha all think

    • Jleekirby

      3 months ago

      It looks like Qrow knows where the Spring Maiden is. Just throwing that in the mix. 

    • Timbo33

      3 months ago

      @Jleekirby

      Did I miss something?(going to have to go back and rewatch it - sigh - :P)....I'm curious as to what you know.

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

    3 months ago

    This series gets better and better with each passing minute.

  • HAKURU_15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Triple G

    3 months ago

    Ah yisssssssss this episode was great!!!!! I loved it!

  • MatthewDeLeo

    3 months ago

     nora ren ruby grif#ROOSTERTEETH @rwby I love you all and monty and sheena Duquette. this anime has made the worst days of my life and hardest times feel like nothing because this show really has affected my life in the best way. I can relate to all of them and the show in general I HOPE to one day go to one of the PAX and meet you all. All of you inspire me and when I'm lost i look to you all and this show. I hope you'll make another rwby skateboard cause i love the original one that I bought and this episode rocks plus i understand so many things now. Why does Yangs mom have to be so harsh though?

    can you all tweet me back too @matthewsmosh

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

    3 months ago

    I hope they make Yang's new arm pay off properly. The idea of her losing an arm is a big deal, and a replacement could stifle Yang's growth as a character. Personally, I wish she had gone on to fight with one arm, as it would have led to a more interesting character arc - hopefully, RTA proves me wrong.

    • capnhook99

      3 months ago

      To be honest, I really like the way they did it- how she didn't really put the replacement on for herself, but rather so that Tai would feel she was ready for him to leave her and go after Ruby.  She might not be ready to move on just yet for her own sake, but she cares for her little sister enough that shes able to drag herself up and do so all the same for Ruby.

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

      3 months ago

      You're right Capnhook, her progression as a Character requires her to face her demons. If she just went in with one arm there'd be no development. Rather it kinda be a stupid move on her part as a character. If that were the case the Character development (if it were to be good) would be that Tai (The father?) would have to hold her back and force her to rethink.


      To have her chose the replacement is also a part of the development. It's her taking the first step to confront her demons, the fear and the depression at having literally lost a part of herself. It's almost like a small hero's journey in a way. Like in star wars, it's time for her to enter the cave. What's inside? Only what she takes with her.


      Sorry if I seem like I'm talking down at people or anything, I'm trying to figure out her progression for myself. I figured based of the opening that she had some PTSD or Severe Anxiety, but I didn't know how she was going to overcome that or even if she'd overcome at all. But that's the great thing about stories like this, we watch them to see what's next. How are you going to fight this threat? Overcome this obstacle, or face this inner conflict?


      Can't wait to see what comes next.

  • Agent-arkino

    3 months ago

    hahahaha i can only imagine what qrow was thinking when he had to wear a kilt actually if you change his sword a bit he may be able to look like braveheart or any other Scottish highlander

    • Agent-arkino

      3 months ago

      He might be able to pull it of quick my fellow rwby artist make highlander qrow a thing and make a meme and comic out of it

  • nutmut123

    3 months ago

    Is oscar the spring maiden?

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

      3 months ago

      More likely Ozpin's successor if anything. Boys can't be maidens.

  • Gemtail

    3 months ago

    I do not like Yang's mom.... She looks bad ass but damn! She's cold! On the upside, she took the 'mom of the year' quite offensive so maybe there's hope for her.

  • TheRandomHuntsmanRWBY

    3 months ago

    cannot wait for the next episode

  • TheRandomHuntsmanRWBY

    3 months ago

    I just noticed... Yang's hair is different now

  • TheRandomHuntsmanRWBY

    3 months ago

    Ozpin? damn. hes back.

  • FreudRage36 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    SO drunken ramblings here. why are there 0 comments (from my 5 minutes of scrolling(eyoh!) about Raven looking young as all hell in comparison to Qrow? could somebody answer that? cause that would be awesome

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

      3 months ago

      I noticed that too at first but, on a 2nd watch and using a bigger screen, I noticed she had age lines just under her eyes. Very slight, but it was totally there. 

    • OrigamiArtist

      3 months ago

      Honestly I think it's Qrow's facial hair that makes him seem older. The little that he does have adds 5-10 years. 

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

    3 months ago

    Anyone have the full character design for the Higanbana waitress?

  • kaaberg88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I can say now that I have watched a few episodes of this volume with the new animation software - the change was a good decision - the animation work is amazing! The facial expressions, the detail in the environment (e.g. the chips in the kitchen wood floor) etc - huge thanks and congrats are well and truly due to CRWBY. Can't wait for the next episode :) HYPE!

  • SirLucidus

    4 months ago

    All of these legend of Korra parallels...

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

    4 months ago

    That part in the dream where Yang tries to fire and cannot... sure puts her duel with Weiss in RWBY Chibi in a new light.

  • TS10

    4 months ago

    Tai could maybe have used this advice about 19 years ago

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

      3 months ago

      I mean... Yang happened, so exception to the rule?

    • Kerisato

      3 months ago

      Ha. I've been wondering about that myself. What exactly did he see in Raven that led him to believe: Here's a woman who'll make an excellent parent, spouse and role-model.

    • V2Blast

      1 month ago

      ...Why is "never" in quotation marks?

  • Copper-Zen

    4 months ago

    I have to say that watching the three old school buddies and Yang together--joking, bickering and even shocking- -is easily one of the most grounding and heartwarming scenes in the entire series. 


    It's definitely my favorite scene in this season!


    The line about teachers having lives outside of class is classic reality.  And it probably did more good for Yang than...well, the previous months of her convalescing.  


     Bravo!!!

    • Tom1351

      4 months ago

      It reminds of the scene in the beginning of a Firefly episode where they crew are all just having dinner and chatting for a good few minutes. Just characters with genuine friendship and real relationships enjoying the time they have together. Plus it's nice to see the teachers relaxed and able to express their personalities through multiple avenues on top of teaching style! You hit the nail on the head with grounded and heartwarming, really cements Taiyang's place among the characters we know well already and just lets everyone shine in a positive environment for the first time in like a good half-season! Best episode so far I think :)

  • KaneJackson

    4 months ago

    Hello Rooster Teeth, I did a reaction video of your episode and write on the description that it belongs to you and to show my reaction to your episode like every other reactor, but you put a copyright strike on me.

    I'm not stealing your work, I even said so in the video to show other to support your official release, and yet they blocked my video. 


    I don't know why I'm the only YouTube who can't react, i feel limited and treated unfair. 

    • BraedonMarti

      4 months ago

      Maybe it is because you didnt ask for their permission. Or maybe you just played the entire video with tou face over with the occasional remark?

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

      4 months ago

      Did you post your reaction before that episode was posted by RT on YouTube? They want reactors to wait a week before posting.

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

      4 months ago

      They're in their legal rights to take it down, since reaction videos typically show the entire video.  If you're not using it for parody, comment, etc., you're basically just re-posting an entire video... with you in the frame.

    • KaneJackson

      3 months ago

      ok then

  • Thatguy90

    4 months ago

    why isnt rwby volume 4 episode 5 up yet? is it only 4 eps this season x.x?

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

      4 months ago

      Probably because there was a holiday last week.  Of course there are going to be more than 4 episodes.

    • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      http://roosterteeth.com/post/51286623

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

    4 months ago

    Wait, I thought Yang was going to learn to fight again without her arm?!? Oh man, can't wait for the next episode. Gotta draw some fanart. I hope there will be something about Yang dealing with chronic pain after what happened. That would be a lot more realistic and a much better representation of handicapped people than if that's just brushed over.

  • AofAJ

    4 months ago

    Tai's savage remark made me leave the room. Holy crap that was too much! It even made the two professors gain eyes XD

    So Qrow is following RJNR along the way. Seems as though Raven is still up in her mysterious ways. I really want to know what happened between Raven and her old team (Qrow, Tai, and Summer) that made her be this way, and maybe that's why Tai went to Summer because she was sweeter than Raven? Just speculations on why Raven is just so cold; even to her daughter, Yang.

  • LCwolf1287

    4 months ago

    One of my new favorite characters is officially Raven. She's indeed super bad-ass. It's always a constant toss up for me. Loved Pyrrha but I also love Blake Yang and now Raven. Qrow is a highly entertaining drunk as well. LOL! Looks like more groups than just the White Fang use grimm masks. Very interesting. Raven's got a bit of a skewed point of view on things. Certainly not one that would be accepted by the general populace of a progressive society such as that of any of the 4 kingdoms. Even Atlas. A very good episode all in all. I don't care what other people say regarding "filler." It's a story! Get over yourselves. How many TV shows these days take good solid character development seriously? RWBY is breaking down societal and cultural norms and doing away with cookie cutter characters. It's great story telling. Rooster Teeth is crowdfunded. Their animation is always getting better but they have to excel at the story if they're going to make this a hit. Character development makes stories great along with an in depth look at the lore behind the setting and environment. It's cerebral story telling and it's awesome.

  • thatoneguy8D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I  ship Qrow and that bar maid

    • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Which bar maid? Its Qrow we're talking about so there has to be at least a dozen of them ;) lol

    • Volvolgia89

      4 months ago

      Same

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

    4 months ago

    RWBY is just amazing, never stop making it 

    • LumineDracone

      4 months ago

      It is generally accepted in the World of Remnant that Maidens are only females. Unless some new evidence that males can be Maidens is presented, he is not one. Qrow even hinted that Raven might have the Spring Maiden under her control. It is more likely that Ozpin transferred his soul to Oscar, the boy, in order to guide him through becoming the next wizard and preparing him for the fight ahead.

    • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Hell, it isn't even "generally accepted" that Maidens are only females, it has been explicitly stated and explained lol. So unless that little "boy" is hiding something about his gender, then no, *he* cannot be the Spring Maiden.

    • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I don't understand why people edit their comments as though they are afraid of downvotes on this. They don't mean shit, who cares lol. The internet is going to downvote everything they perceive as even remotely negative. just ignore them.


      You made a theory, it was disproven by someone else. Nothing to be ashamed of there.

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    4 months ago

    WHY with the SUNFLOWERS !?!

    ALWAYS with the Damn SUNFLOWERS !!!


    Crap Anime = NO sunflowers.

    Awsome Anime = Sunflowers.


    WTF WITH THE SUNFLOWERS ALREADY !?!?!?!

    • ryan250g

      3 months ago

      uhhh... you okay buddy?

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      3 months ago

      Yup. Just losing my marbles over all the sunflowers I see in animation.


       tired_face

    • thehappypanda

      3 months ago

      hang in there man. hang in there.

  • Shek1nah

    4 months ago

    mhmmm and somehow i got the strong believe: never mention something about her hair... she´s going to frkn savage you within seconds and don´t you dare to cut them....

  • BioCraftHero

    4 months ago

    I still cant believe my reaction to this got blocked.

  • Pavalix

    4 months ago

    6:00 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH ROAST!

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

    4 months ago

    Anna Hullum does the voice of Raven?!?! Shes fantastic!!!

  • Lilybug92

    4 months ago

    so glad we got to see some of the old yang. I love seeing some professors from beacon. Qrow sure does tell raven how crappy of a mom she is. I hope their backstory gets told. It would Be interesting to see how summer, qrow, taiyang, and raven interacted. 

  • Hojko314 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    it's a  stretch but couldn't team RNJR  be rearranged to RJNR sound's like "Regenerate" as in Revive, as in bring Pyrrha Nikos back??!?! honestly I know this may lead to significant character development with Jaune but what if there was a way? man was born from dust in this world.

  • thesaneking7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Hey guys please spread this to roosterteeth but can they improve notifications? Every time someone responds I click the notification but it takes me to the top comment page and i have to search 30 pages to find my old comment and the response. pass it along

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

      4 months ago

      Just happened to me... maybe I'm doing it wrong?