This delightfully long episode begins with team RWBY venturing to the docks undergoing preparations for a festival when they come across the crime scene of a Dust shop. The criminals took all the Dust but left the money in the register, which Ruby seems to recall being the same thing that happen when she met Roman Torchwick.
We then learn that White Fang is a collection of Faunes who, apparently, want to wipe humanity from the face of the earth. Given that this is Weiss talking I take it with a grain of salt as she promptly says something that seems offensive to all Faunes. As Yang tries to counter her point, its then that a Faunes stowaway on one of the boats makes a break for it.
They chase him until Weiss crashes into a girl named Penny, who’s weird even by their standards, and Weiss keeps insults Faunes, which aggravates Blake and starts an argument between them that lasts until they get back home. Weiss then mentions that the White Fang keeps targeting her family, including that train robbery in Blake’s trailer, and it made her childhood rather unpleasant. Her rebuttal eventually causes Blake to say something that gives away she was a member of White Fang.
She then runs out into the night, stopping long enough to remove her ribbon and reveal she has Cat Ears and is a Faunes herself, when the one from before calls out to her. Come morning the others go looking for her, while she sits with the guy from before and enjoys tea before the episode ends on a cliffhanger.
I hate when they end it on a cliffhanger at the good point, but this episode delves into the issues of the world that the girls live in, showing that beneath Blake’s cool exterior there exists a troubled young woman. While I normally like my episodes with a good helping of action, this one gets a perfect score as well since the only fault with it was that it cuts off on a cliffhanger that will hopefully be resolved next week.
Yo, for all those interested there’s a Mortal Kombat web-series out now and season two hit last month. If you haven’t checked it, here’s the first episode of the second season.
A follow up on Jaune as he struggles in school, starting in History class where a professor on some very strong coffee and Pyhrra tries to help him. This is where we learn that Jaune forged his transcripts into Beacon and he has some serious issues that will end poorly, even more so when Cardin overhears him and decides to blackmail him.
In short, he’s boned.
There was some serious emotion here and the length acceptable, so this review gets a 3 out of 5.
Short episode, a really short one, is basically a character focus on Jaune. He’s being literally bullied by a Jock, who seems to be out to piss everyone off. He tries that on someone who can actually fight, they’ll put him down. But the fact that these kids have the fate of their world in their hands and they allow a bully to basically abuse other students like that is my main gripe, but trying to review this episode, which is really short, doesn’t seem to be right.
So I’m with holding my review.
This episode continues from the last, which has Weiss going against some kind of boar Grimm. She handles it, but her intolerance of Ruby reaches its breaking point afterwards with her flat-out stating that Ruby wasn’t fit to be the leader when it should have been her. Note that at this point it has only been a day after the forest trials.
As Weiss leaves to sulk Ozpin appears from behind Ruby to give her some advice befitting the wise mentor role, while Weiss meets with the teacher who calls her out on her sense of entitlement and seemingly reaches her. When night falls and Weiss returns to the dorms she seems to have cooled her head a little while Ruby has been studying and gives her some coffee to continue, amending the earlier argument.
All-in-all, progress is made in both team dynamics and character development. I approve, so I give this episode a 4 out of 5.
Not much to cover in this episode. Following the team’s formation Ruby has been made the team leader, which bothers Weiss to no end given that the youngest of the group is the one calling the shots when Weiss considers herself the smartest. The episode begins their schooling as well, with Weiss growing more and more aggravated as things continued until she volunteers to handle a monsters the professor brought it.
I found it a bit difficult to keep my attention with this episode, but the background information did provide insight into the world they lived in. I’ll give it a 3 out of 5.
The episode starts with Glenda Goodwitch observing the team pairings with her tablet that somehow remotely watches the students and makes various observations, including that Jaune is nowhere near ready to be in the big leagues. Yeah, I have to agree with her. Jaune’s not going to make it to the end of the series at this rate.
Ozpin, however, is focused on Ruby. She and her teammate are having their first fight and Weiss comes out looking far worse for it by claiming she seeks perfection and is miles ahead of Ruby, while Ruby comes out slightly more childish. Blake and Yang have arrived at the temple with little trouble and seem to be getting along for the most part. Jaune and Phyrra are at the entrance of a cave, which he fails to notice has the depictions of a giant scorpion on it.
Blake and Yang retrieve their relic in the shape of a knight chess piece when they hear a little girl screaming. It turns out to be Jaune, who has awoken a giant scorpion that tosses him deep into the forest and will probably go hunting in a bit for him. The end has Blake staring into the air, which his shortly filled by Ruby flying towards them somehow.
This episode established a few things:
- Glenda and Ozpin have a means of observing the students without them being aware. Privacy is non-existent.
- Weiss is a perfectionist and has more control issues than I thought, family issues I’m willing to bet.
- Jaune’s transcript was apparently better than what we’ve seen, hence how he got into Beacon and answering my question from last week. Ether he’s a savant or someone did some forgery on it.
- Blake seems to have enhanced hearing considering she looked towards the sky well before we knew Ruby was coming, indicating she may be a Faune. Then again her motif is supposedly Beauty and the Beast, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
Overall, the episode felt like a set-up for a fight against the giant scorpion that Jaune has let loose upon the world. Not much character development, so much as rehashing what we already know. I’m going to have to go for a 4 out of 5.
Now this is how Red Riding Hood is supposed to go.
Dead Fantasy can wait until this is out sometime this month.
Believe it or not, I’m not a mainstream American comic fan, so I rarely post things on the subject. But, when I was browsing for information on a short story I was planning, I found out that Peter Parker died in the Ultimate Series (As well as a ton of other heroes. I mean really, Daredevil, Wolverine, Professor X., Cyclops, it’s like they’re cleaning house at this point.) but seeing as I was nowhere near a comic store and too lazy to read, I went and found a Motion Comic with full voice over and animation.
Now, when I say this was well done, I mean to the extent that why haven’t Marvel hired Arrival Point Productions to do this for all their comics. The voices match perfectly, and it is absolutely heartbreaking to watch Peter’s death.
You can download the MP4 here: Link