Guys something I wanted to talk about. Team JNPR. Now I don't have a theory today so sorry haha but just something I wanted to bring up. We know that they are kind of the second trumpet to the shows obvious main team, RWBY, but I think it's important to note just how close this team was. We had Jaune and Pyrrha, the lovable idiot stuck in a tree while his friends did the fighting, and the world renowned fighter, who were partnered up together, and the best ship in the show, (Damn you RT.) And then Ren and Nora, who we knew had a past together only through word of mouth until this Volume. In Volume 1 we saw this team conquer the Deathstalker via the quick analysis of Jaune, and team work, and also through collecting the White Rook Piece, they became team JNPR, lead by Jaune. As the Volume progressed we saw that Jaune and Pyrrha grew closer together through the actions that took place in Jaundice and Forever Fall. At first glance it may have seemed that Jaune was just a wimp who let Cardin bully him, but when he stood up to him finally, Jaune said "I don't care what you do to me, you are NOT messing with my team." Showing that Jaune truly did care for his teammates, his friends. And even then, Ren and Nora seemed kind of unsure of Jaune, but Pyrrha stood up for him saying "I'm sure our leader knows exactly what he's doing." In Volume 2, we see a conversation between Jaune and Ren, where he wants Ren's advice about girls, thinking that him an Nora are a couple. Jaune even goes so far to say "I don't know much about you personally, BUT DARNIT I consider you to be the brother I never had!!" And Ren replies with "And I you...." At the time we may have perceived it as Jaune just trying to get on Rens good side or being cheesy due to Ren's reaction, but his reaction could have just been because Jaune didn't really let Ren get dressed after his shower which he had just taken. Later on, we see Pyrrha distraught, and Ren and Nora both look sad for her and Nora even says "Practice what you preach Pyrrha" showing that they had been paying attention to her this whole and see her feelings towards Jaune, even if he couldn't. At the dance we see Pyrrha alone because no one had asked her and she had wanted to go to the dance we Jaune, because he unlike everyone else in her life, treated like she was just another person. And in the end, the four of them have a fun evening together at the dance, and perform the sweetest on the spot dance in history, At the end of the Volume, in Breach, Jaune receives his phone call from Ruby, and immediately feels that something is wrong. As his team is about to go out on their mission, the siren from Vale goes off and Jaune immediately knows that RWBY and Vale are in danger and tells his team, "We're changing our mission" and tells Ren that they'll go to village they were supposed to go to another day and Ren nods, "Showing Jaune that he knows that rescuing Vale and helping his friends is a far more urgent matter. In Volume 3, (Damn you RT) we see them join RWBY for a prefight meal, and Nora joking tells everyone that they have "...Jaune..." and Ren replies, "Are you gonna take that?" And Jaune just says "She's not wrong..." and Nora says "I'm kidding! He knows I'm kidding" then immediately tells him not to be so down, before her own nervous breakdown. At their fight, we once again, for the first time since V1 I'm pretty sure team JNPR truly fight using team work, Jaune strategize against BRNZ's sniper, to keep moving, ensuring that Nora could safely get to the mountain to use her Semblance. Yes their team attacks don't exactly go as planned, but in the end, Nora still adheres to her leaders advice and wins the match for them. Later on after Yang's disqualified from the tournament, team JNPR checks in with RWBY to see if Yang is ok, after a brief conversation, Pyrrha says she will try her best to win the tournament for Yang and Beacon. After which Ren and Nora somewhat bombard her with ways to ensure she will win the fight, after seeing she's not really herself, Jaune tells them that instead of exercising and drinking whatever Ren made, they all just get some fresh air. They seemingly go to the fair grounds and then walk around campus, Pyrrha eventually ending up on her own as Jaune then tries to help her, when Ren and Nora see this, they immediately try and leave the two alone. Jaune confides in Pyrrha, telling her she was the first person in his life to truly believe in him, not even his parents had had faith that he would make it as a huntsmen. Then saying she has always been there for him and he could tell something was wrong and wanted to help. Pyrrha tries to confide in him, as much as she can, but she knows that she can't say much of anything. After Jaune says all the right/wrong things she uses her semblance in order to literally push him away. After the events of the PvP, a Nevermore attempts to break into the arena, and JNPR, one the last groups to remain their refuse to leave without Pyrrha. After all the students join together, JNPR stands to defend Beacon and the Vale kingdom. As the battle proves to be too difficult to contain, Port and Oobleck tell all students to immediately evacuate, however Nora and Ren REFUSE to leave knowing that their teammates are still in Beacon. After the most unfortunate scene in the series, JNR set out with Ruby, to go to Mystral. And we see that while Ruby laughs at Jaune's hoody, his team simply smiles and says he doesn't have to grow out of everything. Later, the team comes to a crossroad, literally, either a direct mountain pass to Mystral, OR go through a deserted village known as Kuroyuri, which Ren immediately says it would take to long and refuses to go through. The team splits up, and Jaune tells the two "Take care of each other" after hugging Ren, his friend, his brother. After a battle with the grim from Ren and Nora's past, we see the scene in Mystral, where Jaune is just in what appears to be his own room, staring at Crocea Mors which had been strengthened with Milo and Akouo's remains, by himself. After a short time, Ren and Nora join him, and the three sit together, remember why they are there and remembering their fallen friend, and the 2 show Jaune "we're still here, you still have us, Jaune."
I think it's really truly lovely how close this team had gotten during their short year together. For a team we had seen so little of up to Volume 4, I think it shows that they had just as much a crazy and wild time at Beacon that team RWBY did, even if we didn't see it. Team JNPR wasn't just some background group to play second trumpet to RWBY, keep in mind, besides the trailers, the first member of JNPR appeard before even Weiss and Blake did in the show. JNPR may not be the main group of the show, and they may not be around for the whole show, but I think it's important to see that they just like RWBY in many ways, and would do anything for each other. They truly did become the family that most them didn't have.