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White Rose is the femslash ship between Weiss Schnee and Ruby Rose from the RWBY fandom.

Canon

Volume 1

Ruby and Weiss meet at Beacon when Ruby accidently knocks over Weiss' expensive luggage that happens to be full of Dust. This puts the two on bad terms to begin with. When they meet again in the Emerald Forest, Weiss' first instinct is to walk away, leaving Ruby behind, despite the rules being that the first person you see it to be your partner. She only decides to partner with Ruby after seeing that her other option would be Jaune Arc (who has been pinned to a tree by Pyrrha Nikos' weapon in spear form). Their relationship improves over the first volume after Weiss sees how hard Ruby is trying with her school work and leadership duties. She start making coffee for Ruby as a way to support her.

in the Emerald Forest, Ruby kept acting recklessly to prove herself to Weiss. Weiss has since stated that Ruby's hyperactivity and lack of forethought is a big cause of tension between them, while Ruby was irritated by Weiss's bossy and arrogant demeanor. During the day, the two have learned to work together and the tension between them has started to lessen when they both became parts of Team RWBY. By "Players and Pieces", both are able to open to one another slightly but have not become friends yet. Although Ruby appears to try befriending her, Weiss is still annoyed by Ruby's childish antics, as seen in Peter Port's class lesson about the Grimm.

But after Ruby talks with Ozpin and Weiss talks with Port, the two seem to be on better terms with each other. Despite their earlier argument, Ruby acts affably to Weiss when she wakes her up, and Weiss says she believes Ruby can be a great leader, promising to be the best teammate. Although they have reconciled, Weiss is still stern with Ruby when she makes mistakes, such as calling her a "dunce" after she misunderstands Pyrrha Nikos' Semblance of "polarity" as being the power to "control poles", when it actually means controlling magnetism.

By "The Stray", Ruby and Weiss have developed some rapport, and they are seen acting far more friendly to each other. However, after Blake's accidental revelation of being a Faunus and former member of the White Fang, Ruby stills seems to be distressed by Weiss' attitude, as much of which also causes her pain, in sense of being a leader and keeping her friends together.

Volume 2

the two seem to have developed a better and closer relationship, as they both hug and "cry" together after losing a board game to Yang. Ruby also laughs at Weiss' small joke following their battle against Roman in his Atlesian Paladin.

While fighting in the Vytal Festival Tournament, Weiss saves Ruby from being attacked during a match, causing Ruby to excitingly call Weiss her "BFF". While Weiss refutes this label, Ruby nonetheless holds it to be true. Later in the volume, during the Battle of Beacon, Weiss follows Ruby to find Jaune and Pyrrha showing total faith in her. In the aftermath of the battle Ruby learns that Weiss was taken back home by her father, which leaves her visibly saddened.

Volume 3

Weiss is relieved when she sees Ruby again in "End of the Beginning" and goes with her to find Jaune and Pyrrha, showing total faith in her. This also demonstrates her acceptance of Ruby as her partner as she will not let Ruby fight without her.

Volume 5

In "Known by its Song" after being reunited with Ruby, Weiss shares an emotional reunion hug with her alongside Yang. In "Haven's Fate" the two fight together against Hazel, Emerald and Mercury before being joined by Blake. Weiss is shown to follow Ruby's orders without hesitation during the battle. Later when the battle is over, Weiss catches Ruby when she falls to her knees from exhaustion and asks her if she is okay.

Volume 6

Ruby carries Weiss with her in "Argus Limited", the petals have a red to pale blue gradient.

In "The Coming Storm", Weiss questions Ruby about their mission to take the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas, asking if there is a point now that they know that Salem is immortal. She later gets on her leader's bad side in "Alone in the Woods" when she is more doubtful of the mission, but she later apologizes about giving up while they escape from Brunswick Farms.

In "The Lady in the Shoe", Ruby coordinates with Weiss to get close to the Colossus to try and find a weakness. She is later happy when her partner saves her after being thrown off of the mech. In "Our Way", Ruby has Weiss summon her Lancer to ride on to get close to the Leviathan.

She immediately catches Ruby after she falls off the Colossus with her queen lancer Summon in "The Lady in the Shoe", asking Ruby what would have happened if she hadn't caught her to which Ruby replied "I knew you would!" with a wide grin. In "Seeing Red", Weiss slows Ruby's fall with her Glyphs after her partner destroys the cannon of the Colossus. In "Our Way", Weiss helps Ruby in their fight against the Leviathan by carrying her partner on her Lancer summon to the giant Grimm

Volume 7

In "Pomp and Circumstance", Ruby, along with Blake and Yang stay by Weiss' side to stand up to her father, Jacques.

In "Ace Operatives" Weiss is shown to be understanding of Ruby's doubts and reasons for not telling general Ironwood about the truth on Ozpin's disappearance and Salem's immortality, supporting that they'll have to wait that he can be trusted with the truth before telling him.

In "Gravity" Weiss is concerned for Ruby during her emotionnal breakdown after Salem implied that she was responsible for Ruby's mother disappearance.

In "Friends like These" Weiss helps Ruby to end her fight with Harriet Bree by creating a wall of ice while Harriet is charging at Ruby causing her to slam into it and to knock her out. She later goes with Ruby to seek the Winter Maiden.

Volume 8

In "Strings" Ruby tells Weiss that the winter maiden is capable to defeat the ace ops by her own and held them out a little bit

In "The Final Word" Weiss saves Ruby from Neopolitan by moving with her glyphs and hit her with the staff while then get to hold Ruby hands further to say that they should finish the task for Ruby older sister after she have fallen first


Fanon

White Rose is one of the most popular pairings in the RWBY fandom, alongside Bumbleby. People began shipping them as early as the first two character trailers, before the series had started and when little was known about their personalities. Part of its popularity comes from it being a partner pairing to Bumbleby. Those who don't like White Rose will often ship Rose Garden (Ruby x Oscar), Nuts and Dolts (Ruby x Penny), Lancaster (Ruby x Jaune), Freezerburn (Yang x Weiss), Whiteknight (Weiss x Jaune), Iceberg (Weiss x Neptune) or Monochrome (Weiss x Blake) instead.

The ship is the second most popular RWBY ship and 15th most popular ship in all fandoms on AO3.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Ruby/Weiss tag on AO3
Ruby/Weiss tag on FanFiction.Net

TUMBLR

White Rose posts on Tumblr

Lists

Fandometrics
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98th 2021

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Trivia

  • The in-universe team attack of Ruby and Weiss is named Ice Flower.
  • Rooster Teeth CRWBY has sold White Rose on the twitter RT Official Store[1][2]
  • On August 20 2020 , Rooster Teeth CRWBY Retweeted a White Rose fanart by PollyCrackling
  • Their ship name comes from the fact that Weiss's theme color is white and Ruby's surname is Rose
  • Kara Eberle and Lindsay Jones post a dinner of the two of them while the captions writes as " Whiterose dinner date " on Instagram [3][4]
  • There are sakura petals when Ruby saves Weiss in volume 6 similar when Ren uses his semblance to see if Nora loves him[5]
  • Ruby's voice actress, Lindsay Jones, has stated that she doesn’t like the ship whiterose and doesn’t think that it makes sense canonically.[6]
  • Monty oum , the former creator showwriter and animator , ships whiterose and makes a whiterose official art that somehow give hint with why it had a " rainbow " in it [7]
  • One of the whiterose merch is called sumi-e

Variations

Frosensteel — the ship between Ruby, Weiss and Penny Polendina
Newspaper — the ship between Weiss, Ruby and Blake Belladonna
Newspaper Knight — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Jaune Arc and Blake Belladonna
Pollinated Knight — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Jaune Arc, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long
Pollinated Silent Knight — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Jaune Arc, Neopolitan, Yang Xiao Long and Blake Belladonna
Pollination — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long
Ruby's Harem — the ship between Weiss, Ruby, Penny Polendina, Oscar Pine and Jaune Arc
Short and Sweet — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Penny Polendina and Neopolitan
Strawberry Sunweiss — the ship between Ruby, Weiss and Yang Xiao long
Strawberry Weisscream — the ship between Ruby, Weiss and Neopolitan
Team RWBN — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Blake Belladonna and Nora Valkyrie
Team RWBYN — the ship between Weiss, Ruby, Blake Belladonna, Nora Valkyrie and Yang Xiao Long
War of the Roses — the ship between Weiss, Ruby and Jaune Arc
Winter Greenhouse — the ship between Ruby, Weiss, Blake Belladonna, Penny Polendina, and Nora Valkyrie

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