In reply to emilyblack
Doesn't add up? Doesn't add up? How exactly do you envision Ironwood responding to this? o_O
Ironwood: How could you steal an Atlesian military aircraft!?
RWBY&Co: Well we needed to get the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas as quickly as possible because Salem's underlings almost killed us all the last time we fought over it and we had no safe place to stow it. But Cordovin not only refused to give us passage to Atlas but didn't even offer to send a message to you explaining our situation, so we had no way to contact you and no way to get to Atlas through legal means. What did you want us to do?
Ironwood: Let the world die.
I mean honestly that's basically what this "how dare they!?" crowd sounds like. Sure there is a good chance that the heroes could end up in trouble in Atlas, but that seems more likely to come from Ironwood being assassinated by Tyrian before they can get there, leaving them without a inside man at the top.
I mean fuck this exact thing the team is doing is precisely the course of action Ironwood encourages:
Ironwood: Ruby, I feel it's appropriate to let you know that I think what you did last night is exactly what being a Huntress is all about. You recognized a threat. You took action. And you did the very best you could.
Can any of you honestly say that Ironwood would place a higher priority on some random military hardware compared to a divine artifact that just by itself is insanely dangerous in Salem's hands considering the kind of information it can give, and as part of a set can literally destroy the world?
And are we just going to ignore that Cordovin using the mech to attack at all is not only massively incompetent but also outright dangerously irresponsible? She has fighter jets that can be used for dealing with rogue aircraft, Atlesian SOP is to use those aircraft for that exact purpose. The giant mech she is using is not meant to be used for that purpose but to protect the city from giant Grimm. Not only is she leaving the city temporarily defenseless against such threats while she's stomping around she is actively inviting them in as we can see from the latest preview.