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RWBY is an American anime-style web series and media franchise created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth.

Plot

Four high school-aged girls—Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long— attend Beacon Academy, where they learn to fight the Grimm, monsters that threaten their world using magical technology based on a mysterious substance called Dust.

Characters

Lindsay Jones as Ruby Rose
Kara Eberle as Weiss Schnee
Arryn Zech as Blake Belladonna
Barbara Dunkelman as Yang Xiao Long
Miles Luna as Jaune Arc
Jen Brown as Pyrrha Nikos
Monty Oum (Volume 1-2) and Neath Oum (Volume 3-present) as Lie Ren
Samantha Ireland as Nora Valkyrie
Michael Jones as Sun Wukong
Jessica Nigri as Cinder Fall

Ships

Het

Animalistic — the ship between Adam Taurus and Sienna Khan
Arkos — the ship between Jaune Arc and Pyrrha Nikos
Black Sun — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Sun Wukong
Blood Rose - the ship between Ruby Rose and Ragna the Bloodedge
Cinnabun — the ship between Velvet Scarlatina and Yatsuhashi Daichi
Combat Boots — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Mercury Black
Combat Goggles — the ship between Neptune Vasilias and Yang Xiao Long
Crimson Lotus — the ship between Ruby Rose and Lie Ren
Dragonslayer - the ship between Jaune Arc and Yang Xiao Long
Emercury — the ship between Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black
Fall Stinger — the ship between Cinder Fall and Tyrian Callows
Firerobber — the ship between Roman Torchwick and Cinder Fall
Frostbite — the ship between Weiss Schnee and Adam Taurus
Funky Beats — the ship between Neon Katt and Flynt Coal
Gelato — the ship between Neo Politan and Roman Torchwick
Hummingbird — the ship between Qrow Branwen and Summer Rose
Iceberg — the ship between Weiss Schnee and Neptune Vasilias
Ironwitch — the ship between James Ironwood and Glynda Goodwitch
Knightshade — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Jaune Arc
Lancaster — the ship between Ruby Rose and Jaune Arc
Marrowgold — the ship between Marrow Amin and May Marigold
Nora's Arc — the ship between Nora Valkyrie and Jaune Arc
Ozglyn — the ship between Ozpin and Glynda Goodwitch
Phoenix — the ship between Taiyang Xiao Long and Raven Branwen
Poisonous Rose — the ship between Ruby Rose and Mercury Black
Red Bull — the ship between Ruby Rose and Adam Taurus
ReNora — the ship between Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren
Red Sea — the ship between Ruby Rose and Neptune Vasilias
Rose Garden — the ship between Ruby Rose and Oscar Pine
Rosewick — the ship between Ruby Rose and Roman Torchwick
Scarlet Rose — the ship between Ruby Rose and Scarlet David
Scatterbrain — the ship between Bartholomew Oobleck and Summer Rose
Schizophrenia — the ship between Tyrian Callows and Emerald Sustrai
Shades and Blades — the ship between Coco Adel and Fox Alistair
Snowbird — the ship between Qrow Branwen and Winter Schnee
Strawbana — the ship between Ruby Rose and Sun Wukong
Sunflakes — the ship between Weiss Schnee and Sun Wukong
Sunflowyr — the ship between Lie Ren and Yang Xiao Long
Tauradonna — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Adam Taurus
The Elm and The Vine- the ship between Elm Ederne and Vine Zeki
Toxic Petals — the ship between Ruby Rose and Tyrian Callows
White Knight — the ship between Jaune Arc and Weiss Schnee
Wise Dragon — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Sage Ayana
Wild Rose — the ship between Ruby Rose and Whitley Schnee

Slash

Alcohol Poisoning — the ship between Qrow Branwen and Tyrian Callows
Cherry Tree — the ship between Scarlet David and Sage Ayana
Cloqwork — the ship between Qrow Branwen and Ozpin
Guard Dogs — the ship between Jaune Arc and Marrow Amin
Fair Game — the ship between Clover Ebi and Qrow Branwen
Iron Lion — the ship between Leonardo Lionheart and James Ironwood
IronQrow — the ship between James Ironwood and Qrow Branwen
Martial Arcs — the ship between Jaune Arc and Lie Ren
Nuts and Volts — the ship between Arthur Watts and Tyrian Callows
Rich Farmers — the ship between Oscar Pine and Whitley Schnee
Sea Monkeys — the ship between Sun Wukong and Neptune Vasilisas
TaiQrow — the ship between Qrow Branwen and Taiyang Xiao Long
Wishbone — the ship between Clover Ebi and Marrow Amin

Femslash

Arcotta — the ship between Saphron Cotta-Arc and Terra Cotta-Arc
Baked Alaska — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Neo Politan
Black Velvet — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Velvet Scarletina
Blood Magic — the ship between Ruby Rose and Salem
Blood Mint — the ship between Ruby Rose and Emerald Sustrai
Bumbleby — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long
Catmeleon — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Ilia Amitola
Crosshares — the ship between Coco Adel and Velvet Scarletina
Digital Clock — the ship between Ciel Soleil and Penny Polendina
Elderburn — the ship between Winter Schnee and Yang Xiao Long
Electromagnetism — the ship between Pyrrha Nikos and Nora Valkyrie
Emberald — the ship between Cinder Fall and Emerald Sustrai
Falling Petals — the ship between Ruby Rose and Cinder Fall
Freezerburn — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Weiss Schnee
Gingersnaps — the ship between Penny Polendina and Nora Valkyrie
Glynder — the ship between Glynda Goodwitch and Cinder Fall
Greek Fire — the ship between Pyrrha Nikos and Yang Xiao Long
Hellbirds — the ship between Cinder Fall and Raven Branwen
Hot Chocolate — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Coco Adel
Ladybug — the ship between Ruby Rose and Blake Belladonna
Lightning Speed — the ship between Ruby Rose and Harriet Bree
Milk and Cereal — the ship between Pyrrha Nikos and Ruby Rose
Monochrome — the ship between Blake Belladonna and Weiss Schnee
Nuts and Dolts — the ship between Ruby Rose and Penny Polendina
Nyang Cat — the ship between Yang Xiao Long and Neon Katt
Pink Lemonade — the ship between Nora Valkyrie and Yang Xiao Long
Prismatic Ponytails — the ship between Weiss Schnee and Ilia Amitola
Purrha — the ship between Pyrrha Nikos and Blake Belladonna
Rosebird — the ship between Raven Branwen and Summer Rose
Salamander — the ship between Ilia Amitola and Yang Xiao Long
Schneekos — the ship between Pyrrha Nikos and Weiss Schnee
Schneewood Forest — the ship between Winter Schnee and Robyn Hill
Spicecream — the ship between Neo Politan and Cinder Fall
Springthyme — the ship between Robyn Hill and Fiona Thyme
Strawberry Shortcake — the ship between Ruby Rose and Neo Politan
Sugar Rush — the ship between Ruby Rose and Nora Valkyrie
Target Practice — the ship between Penny Polendina and Pyrrha Nikos
Thundercat — the ship between Nora Valkyrie and Blake Belladonna
Thunder Thighs — the ship between Nora Valkyrie and Elm Ederne
White Rose — the ship between Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee

Poly

Bees Schnees — the ship between Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long, and Weiss Schnee
Blaked Alaska — the ship between Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long, and Neo Politan
Deck the Halls — the ship between Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, and Penny Polendina
Freezerburned Ice Cream — the ship between Weiss Schnee, Yang Xiao Long, and Neo Politan
Juniper Berries — the ship between Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, Pyrrha Nikos and Lie Ren
Newspaper — the ship between Blake Belladonna, Weiss Schnee, Ruby Rose
Pollination — the ship between Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long
Story Time — the ship between Sun Wukong, Scarlet David, Sage Ayana and Neptune Vasilias
Short and Sweet - the ship between Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Penny Polendina and Neo Politan

Family

Enabler — the ship between Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long

Fanon

As with most Rooster Teeth productions, RWBY has a large following for a web series, with over 2 million hits for the first episode on YouTube alone. On September 24, 2012, a Facebook fan page was created in anticipation of the show, with its first posts appearing on November 7. The page has since gained over 335,000 likes. Also in November, the /r/RWBY subreddit launched, attracting more than 41,000 subscribers as of December 2016.

Femslash ships make up the largest proportion the shipping fandom. However, there is still a sizable amount of het and platonic/gen works. Fans have adopted various pairing names, most often based on the characters' trademark colors.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

RWBY tag on AO3
RWBY tag on FanFiction.net

List

TOP 10 AO3 SHIPS
# portmanteau characters type
3799 Bumbleby Blake Belladonna/Yang Xiao Long femslash
2932 White Rose Ruby Rose/Weiss Schnee femslash
1219 Arkos Jaune Arc/Pyrrha Nikos het
930 ReNora Lie Ren/Nora Valkyrie het
631 Freezerburn Weiss Schnee/Yang Xiao Long femslash
624 Monochrome Blake Belladonna/Weiss Schnee femslash
546 Ladybug Blake Belladonna/Ruby Rose femslash
389 IronQrow Qrow Branwen/James Ironwood slash
376 Fair Game Qrow Branwen/Clover Ebi slash
328 Sea Monkeys Neptune Vasilisas/Sun Wukong slash

Videos

Navigation

RWBY large logo
SHIPS femslash Baked AlaskaBlood MintBumblebyCatmeleonCrossharesFreezerburnLadybugMilk and CerealMonochromeNuts and DoltsPink LemonadeSchneekosSicecreamWhite Rose
het ArkosBlack SunEmercuryReNoraSnowbirdGelatoRose Garden
slash IronQrowSea Monkeys
poly Bees Schnees
CHARACTERS female Blake BelladonnaRuby RoseWeiss SchneeYang Xiao Long
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