There are not a lot of interactions between these three all together until volumes 7 and 8. When Penny is framed for the slaughter at the rally, Ruby defends her, and Nora rushes her out of there to safety.
In volume 8 Ruby and Nora both do what they can to keep Penny from flying off to do as the virus instructed. As she's able to overcome the virus at the moment the three huddle together.
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Maple Sugar Rush is a rarepair ship that has a small following on tumblr. Season 8 has given it a boost, and really brought the ship to the attention of many RWBY viewers for the first time.
This ship is comprised of two rarepair ships, and one popular ship. Gingersnaps (Penny/Nora), Sugar Rush (Nora/Ruby), and Nuts and Dolts (Ruby/Penny). Of these three ships Nuts and Dolts is the most popular one. Many of the fans of this ship, also usually ship one of or more of these three ships.
- "Maple Sugar Rush" is a combination of the Ruby/Nora ship name Sugar Rush, adding maple in front of it to represent Penny.
- Gingersnaps — the ship between Penny and Nora
- Nuts and Dolts — the ship between Ruby and Penny
- Sugar Rush — the ship between Ruby and Nora
- Winter Greenhouse — the ship between Ruby, Penny, Nora, Weiss Schnee and Blake Belladonna
|SHIPS||femslash||Baked Alaska • Blood Mint • Bumbleby • Catmeleon • Crosshares • Freezerburn • Ladybug • Milk and Cereal • Monochrome • Nuts and Dolts • Pink Lemonade • Schneekos • Spicecream • White Rose|
|het||Arkos • Black Sun • Emercury • Jailbirds • ReNora • Snowbird • Gelato • Rose Garden • White Knight|
|slash||IronQrow • Sea Monkeys|
|poly||Bees Schnees • Cloqwork Orange|
|CHARACTERS||female||Blake Belladonna • Neopolitan • Ruby Rose • Weiss Schnee • Yang Xiao Long|