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Lancaster is the het ship between Jaune Arc and Ruby Rose from the RWBY fandom.

Canon

Volume 1 - Volume 3

While seeing Jaune get motion sickness on the airship to Beacon Academy, Ruby nicknames him Vomit Boy.

After a rough encounter with Weiss Schnee and not being able to make any friends, Ruby is approached by Jaune who lends her a hand, pulling her off the floor. The two end up walking around school grounds together, both being awkward at first, but warm up to each other.

The two then later enter the auditorium together, only to be separated later.

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The next day as everyone was getting ready for the Beacon Academy Initiation, after Jaune's failed attempt in flirting with Pyrrha Nikos and Weiss Schnee, Ruby helps Jaune out of the locker room.

During the Beacon initiation test, Ruby thought about teaming up with Jaune because she thought he was kind and funny, though she wasn’t sure about his ability as a fighter.

Weeks after the initiation, when Jaune began getting bullied and blackmailed Ruby showed concern and sat down to have a talk with him. She encouraged him to be the best team leader that he can be and promptly told him “nope” whenever he tried to say he was a failure. Their friendship continued on during their time at Beacon as shown when they shared a toast to being socially awkward at the Beacon dance, Ruby is shown to drink from the same cup Jaune drank from, as soon as he leaves and when Ruby cheered for Jaune during the Vytal Festival.

Volume 4

After the fall of Beacon Jaune decided to travel with Ruby, along with Ren and Nora, to Haven Academy in Mistral to find information about their enemies. Jaune received new armour and an upgrade to his weapon and upon seeing the rabbit logo of Pumpkin Pete on Jaune’s hoodie after he removed his old armour to change Ruby playfully laughed at him before falling to the floor giggling. 

As they continued on their journey Ruby teased Jaune about how he has seven sisters but it was short lived when they came across an attacked village and a dying huntsman. She attempted comforting Jaune after the man passed on before anything could be done. She also showed concern and respectful distance when she came across him training to a video of Pyrrha while Ren and Nora slept.

When Tyrian came to take Ruby, Jaune stepped in front and stated that he and his team won’t allow that to happen. He was visibly distressed when it seemed Tyrian was going to poison her with nothing he could do, but thankfully Ruby’s uncle Qrow arrived in time to stop it. After Qrow explained why he was following the group Jaune is angry that Ruby was essentially used as bait to lure Tyrian out. 

Jaune comforts Ruby

The two remained together when the group had to split up so they could find a faster way to Mistral since Qrow had been poisoned during the battle and they needed to get him help. They carried Qrow on a stretcher into an abandoned village and looked for medical supplies, but upon finding nothing Ruby apologized to Jaune, revealing that she had been burdening herself for getting them caught up in everything. Jaune comforted and encouraged her, telling her how her determination despite losing so much is what inspires them to follow her and do the right thing. 

Volume 5

Later, once they were finally in Mistral and Haven academy got attacked, Jaune went after Cinder who was Pyrrha’s killer. Ruby immediately called out his name in concern and attempted to run to his side before being stopped by Cinder’s disciple Emerald. While the two fought Ruby tried to look over at Jaune and once she saw him and Cinder charging each other she got so scared that she activated her silver eyed powers but was consequently knocked out by Emerald. 

Volume 6

After saving Haven the group headed onto a train to Argus so they could get to Atlas. Grimm began to attack and it is decided that the group needed to split up for a while. Jaune made Ruby promise that she and their allies would meet up with him and his team in Argus.  The promise was kept and the two reunited with a hug and Jaune tearing up to which Ruby gave him a soft smile and told him that she had promised. When Jaune got angry at Oscar and almost physically assaulted him, Ruby was the only one to snap him out of it.

Volume 7

Ruby and Jaune were seen briefly holding each other's hands while admiring the ace operatives. In one of the later episodes Jaune tries to call Ruby saying they have a serious problem. When the call gets disconnected Jaune worriedly yells out for Ruby and asking if she's still there and if she can hear him.

Volume 8

In volume 8 chapter 10 when everyone was reunited with each other, Ruby and Jaune briefly ran up to each other and held each other's hands. In the next chapter while trying to constrain Penny, Ruby asks Jaune to hurry and boost Penny's aura, to which he quickly does so.

Volume 9

Fanon

The ship between Jaune and Ruby is one of the more popular ships in the rwby fandom. Whether people ship it or not, the fandom usually agrees on the fact that Jaune and Ruby have a very good, healthy, and supportive relationship with one another. Many people might also ship Lancaster beacause of the paralels with Ruby's own parents, Summer and Taiyang. Just like Jaune, Taiyang also lost his first love Raven and then fell in love with and ended up with his second love Summer. Summer and Taiyang also appeared to be really close friends and they both physically resemble Jaune and Ruby quite a bit.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Jaune/Ruby tag on AO3
Jaune/Ruby tag on FanFiction.net

TUMBLR

Ruby x Jaune tag on Tumblr
Lancaster tag on Tumblr
Jauby tag on Tumblr

Trivia

  • Monty Oum had originally wanted Ruby and Jaune to end up together at the end of volume 1
  • In the volume one dvd commentary, the voice actresses for Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang had all initially thought that Ruby and Jaune were going to end up together.
  • Their ship name comes from the medieval War of the Roses, where the Red Rose represented the house of Lancaster. Jaune looks like a knight and Ruby is a red rose. White Rose (weiss x ruby), was the symbol of Lancaster’s rivals during the War of the Roses the House of York.
  • Kerry Shawcross commented in a Q&A that he could neither confirm nor deny that there was something romantic going on between Ruby and Jaune.

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Variations

Gilded Rose — the ship between Jaune Arc, Ruby Rose, and Pyrrha Nikos
Ladybug Knight — the ship between Ruby Rose, Jaune Arc and Blake Belladonna
Newspaper Knight — the ship between Jaune Arc, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee and Blake Belladonna
Orange Knight — the ship between Jaune Arc, Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long
Pollinated Knight — the ship between Ruby Rose, Jaune Arc, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long
Ruby's Harem — the ship between Jaune Arc, Ruby Rose, Penny Polendina, Oscar Pine, Weiss Schnee
Traffik Lights — the ship between Ruby Rose, Jaune Arc and Oscar Pine
War of the Roses — the ship between Jaune Arc, Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee

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