Volume 5, Chapter 13: Downfall

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 13: Downfall

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • Fe4

    2 minutes ago

    1.No pues esperar mas para ver el siguiente capitulo

  • RedSteel5010

    14 minutes ago

    Raven’s ice longsword reminded me of Monster Hunter and honestly it fits the situation, on another note Raven opening the door reminded me of Treasure Planet and I’m not the only one who made the connection.

  • Solarynn

    42 minutes ago

    Cinder Fall? More Like Cinder Fell

  • r-0w-b6-y

    44 minutes ago

    Now that’s a katana

  • flamecat221

    48 minutes ago

    AHHHH a maiden fight! It was so good to see intense combat, my body was shaking! (either that or I need to turn my heater on)

  • givemecats

    1 hour ago

    Phyrra’s death still haunts me every time I see Jaune.

    Penny’s death still haunts me every time I see Jaune.

    Cinder Fall can go to H3ll, no one cares about her death, although it was satisfying to watch.

    • TeamTrojan_ Trojen_

      35 minutes ago

      I doubt she’s dead but she’s going to be out for a while 

  • gameecho26

    1 hour ago

    mom and daughter facing of yet again...i hope yang gets at least one good hit in before her mom decides to spank her a$$

  • LordZell I guess I'm a bad guy?

    2 hours ago

    Also the fights are still laughable, and love the excuses y'all put to not have to animate any fight to the finish

    • LordZell I guess I'm a bad guy?

      2 hours ago

      Side note: Since when can everyone and their mothers just cast immobilizing freeze moves like they've always could

  • LordZell I guess I'm a bad guy?

    2 hours ago

    Love how it took Yang 7 and a half minutes to get down to the vault, you guys must be watching too much dbz thinking like the damn tournament of power has had 9 minutes left after 5 weeks of episodes

    • generalcow

      1 hour ago

      they most likely were at different times, it happens all the time. in books aswell

  • Zalph FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 hours ago

    Jaune's Semblance is definitely not healing. He can boost Weiss' aura and make her more powerful. He's a BUFFER!!!


    I doubt Cinder is dead. Raven knows exactly how maidens work, she's clever. She wants Cinder trapped in the vault so nobody, including Salem, can utilize the Fall Maiden powers. Raven froze her solid to keep Cinder in the vault. This doesn't mean she is going against Salem, she is only trying to weaken her influence so she can survive longer against her. Raven truly does believe there is no stopping Salem.


    Adam can't escape. He's going to prison for sure... but (prediction) I think he'll get busted out and work for Salem. He's not done yet, I think it's still too early.


    (Big Prediction) 

    Raven wants the relic for one of two reasons:

    1. To prevent Salem from getting it and hiding it elsewhere.

    (The more believable one) 2. To offer a trade with Salem, the relic for immunity to her and her tribe.

    Here's the thing, Yang is there. I doubt she can influence Raven's decision and she is in no condition to fight a maiden with only one arm. If she had both, then perhaps because she did take a lot of damage from Mercury and Emerald which boosts her strength. Something very interesting is going to happen in the vault, but nothing about maiden powers being transferred.


    There is one thing that I really believe HAS to happen:

    Ruby vs Mercury and Emerald


    Ruby is the only young protagonist that has not developed enough.

    Jaune became a viable fighter and used his semblance for the first time.

    Weiss abandoned the Schnee family for RWBY and learned to summon with her glyphs. She also became more caring and relaxed.

    *Blake overcame her fear, stopped running away and knows what's truly important.

    Yang now accepts change, is more temper-controlled, and can fight probably better than any of the others without the use of her semblance.

    Oscar also accepts change and embraces his huge responsibility.


    What about Ruby? Being more mature isn't enough, neither is learning quickly. She has to start getting serious(she mad)... or... OR!!!!! nvm, I had enough speculation. We'll see in the next chapter.

  • poppythepuppy01

    2 hours ago

    I don’t need him to hurt I JUST NEED HIM TO GO DOOOWWWNNNN!!!!!!!

  • randomuser19

    2 hours ago

    Ren's getting dicked over this volume

    • luminedracone

      2 hours ago

      Volume 4 was his moment to shine.

    • randomuser19

      2 hours ago

      doesn't mean he has to be irrelevant now

    • OpheliaDusk

      2 hours ago

      Yeah, but if you notice, he kind of has every volume.

    • randomuser19

      1 hour ago

      that's not a reason

      it's just especially noticeable now

  • DAMbinez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 hours ago

    I have an odd feeling that Summer, Ruby's mom, ironically, was the Spring maiden. As Cinder implied, it would've been someone who trusted Raven a great deal when she died, so why not her. We also know basically nothing about the woman.


    Also, something big is going to have to happen for Yang to be able to defeat Raven, especially with just one arm.

    • OpheliaDusk

      2 hours ago

      I actually commented something similar earlier, It explains Raven's grudge against Summer, since she obviously didn't want that power.

    • user-562c1f242de22

      36 minutes ago

      Do you think that Cinder’s last thoughts will be of Ruby and then Ruby will become the fall maiden? 

  • cat23455678910

    2 hours ago

    Credit to the animators Joel Mann, Melanie Stern, Austin Hardwicke, and Asha Bishi for that amazing fight.

  • cat23455678910

    2 hours ago

    Wow. That fight was really good. You could say it was a match maiden heaven. I'm not sorry.

    • luminedracone

      2 hours ago

      Should have said "match maiden haven", would have fit better

  • Celtie

    2 hours ago

    -sigh- another sacrificial character. RIP Vernal; the RT team got ahold of you in their "sacrifice cool characters" phase.

    on a more positive note, this episode was extremely satisfying. the fights were great, blake gave adam his just desserts, nora-badmuthafucka-valkyrie being awesome, blake's only words to RWY being "yang?" aaaah this was good 

    (hoping cinder isnt dead since shes bae, but not keeping my hopes up. see first point in this post)

  • leon4567ak47

    2 hours ago

    cinder is dead hopefully raven shock her head so she wouldn't use her power and froze her so yea she gone 

  • deltacappuccino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 hours ago

    "WAIT!..

    ...I must deliver my cocky evil monologue!" -Adam

  • DarthDPool FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 hours ago

    I  think we can all agree that that Maiden fight was the best we've seen this entire volume! And Raven finally gets her own badass song! I can't believe this season is almost over...

    So this week's RWBY Recap is now out! Miraculous Cora Zone returned as a guest with her RWBY voice impressionist friend, Sophia! This is the longest episode we've had this season, but it's tons of fun and great discussion! We also briefly address the negativity of some community members from last week, so shout-out to you! ;)


  • SheenGun97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 hours ago

    Yang " I have been falling for 6 minutes!" (Not annoyed just funny) 

    • Deliza FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deliza

      2 hours ago

      I, too, thought of Loki when I realised how long Yang must have been falling

  • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 hours ago

    Just thought of something. How will Emerald react when she finds out Cinder is dead?

    • kirstenlabouve2001 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 hours ago

      We don’t know for sure that cinder is dead yet . (Although I’m kinda hoping she is)

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 hours ago

      Even if she isnt (which I highly doubt, and would be super annoyed with). Shes no coming back this Volume and chances are Emerald will think she is.

    • Kryogene

      3 hours ago

      Of course, Emerald and Mercury will be horrified. They never followed Salem jist Cinder.. If Cinder dies, will they continue to follow her, despite they don't care about her or will they separare themselves? Will they want a revenge against the whole RWBY team?


      It will be the most interesting part of the whole show to see how two children can survive and what will be their choices despite the death of their "leader"


      I think that Cinder will die, it will be so interesting,we will see the fate of those characters

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 hours ago

      Honestly, I dont see Mercury being all that broken up. He doesnt really seem that attached to Cinder. He's just kind of going with the flow. Then again id be pleasantly surprised if they used this as. An opportunity for character development and we see a new side to him. He's kind of an eigma. We know he was abused and killed his dad, but we dont know if he joined Cinder out of desperation like Emerald or  just thought of it as something to do, or if he had somewhere else he could have gone. Itd be kind of funny after all the hinting, Mercury was actually the one to do a heel face turn.

    • bobtinator

      3 hours ago

      use spoiler covers genius

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 hours ago

      No sympathy if you look at the comments before watching the episode.

    • Meowstic74psychic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      37 minutes ago

      i sure hope she's dead

  • dmpie

    3 hours ago

    here's my thinking on the silver eyes, I don't know if others have figured it out, and I'm just a little late to the party, but I'm pretty sure the silver eyes trait, only effects grim. When we first saw it being used at beacon only the grim and cinder were effected by it, (spoiler) and since we now know that cinder is half or at least part grim, it still holds true. The only part of cinder that is damaged is her grim part of her. (End spoiler)

    • cybertronguy98

      3 hours ago

      no, Silver Eyes only effected the Dragon at Beacon, it's assumed at this point that Ruby was so enraged that she did that much damage to Cinder, but it wasnt the Silver Eyes, just the rage from seeing Pyrha die.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      i don't think so. it's said by salem that being a maiden gave her a weakness to the silver eyes and also Cinder had both good normal arms and eyes at that point.

    • Azairain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      51 minutes ago

      My theory on silver eyes it that the are strong against magic. The grim were created my magic so were the maidens. 

  • DanielZhu2

    3 hours ago

    I'm pretty sure Watts is going to pop in at the last second and claim the relic for Salem.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      he can't watts went back to salem to fix tyrion's tail and the big showdown between all of salem's lieutenants and the heroes probably isn't until next season.

  • 2xDouble FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 hours ago

    It's gettin' Dragonball Z up in here. 


    As he says in this very episode: That's not Jaune's Semblance. That's the technique Pyrrah used to awaken Jaune's Aura. Though I still hold the "wave blade" theory, I'm thinking maybe Jaune's Semblance is just him having a lot of Aura... like, a LOT of Aura, at least twice that of an "ordinary" Huntsman.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      i'm pretty sure it is his semblance which is aura transfer or something like that.

    • cybertronguy98

      3 hours ago

      no it IS his semblance, but his semblance is not healing, it's an aura boost/transfer something like that.

    • Flame71

      3 hours ago

      Jaune says that he "Thinks its amplifying her aura". Aura Transfer would imply that its His aura going into her, but my thought is that if he is burning his aura to boost Wiess's aura, then wouldn't the ability be technically an amplifier and not transfer... but aura transfer makes sense too... I am not sure by this point....

    • breezyz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 hour ago

      using too much aura can deplete you, as a semblance would. thats why nora asked him if he would be okay to keep going on weiss

  • fb_126350464659334

    4 hours ago

    j'en connait une qui va pas aimé la nouvelle (et bien sur je parle de salem)


    • Kryogene

      3 hours ago

      Watts les avaient prévenus que ça allait mal tourné, c'est jist cinder qui est têtue

  • Athmos17

    4 hours ago

    Not sure if someone already said it but...

    Cinder falls

    • Peccavi

      2 hours ago

      Watts will die by being punched into orbit and Bugs Bunny will show up and say, "Watts up Doc?" and then Yang will hi five him.

  • nonolightshow

    4 hours ago

    I seriously doubt cinder is DEAD. I feel like she is way to important to the Salem plot. Just my opinion. If she does die i dont think Emerald will get her powers. I am also sceptical about Ruby getting them. They still have to explain the silver eyes. I want Weiss to absolutely dismantle Hazel. Im on the fence on whether or not Raven is good bad or indifferent. I also seriously doubt her and yang fight.


    I agree with everyone saying theres too much standing around and awkward silences. Jaunes semblance being brought up was at an odd moment. And Ruby with these cheesy damn one liners. lol. 


    Overall, absolutely loved the episode, along with the entire series. The maiden fight was bueno. lol

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 hours ago

      She's dead, with so many other villans shes becoming less relevant. They killed off Penny, Pyrra and Torchwick all of which had just as much relevance, if not more than Cinder does now.

    • Azairain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      48 minutes ago

      There was also something somebody said a while back, Jessica Nigri (Cinder's voice actor) was cast for 8 chapters or something along those lines so I doubt she's dead.

  • ChaosDragonTank

    4 hours ago

    i love how nora stole the fight with hazel with just her line

     

  • number1goose

    4 hours ago

    is it me or did jaune spend an extra minute just healing weiss's clothing?

  • infinitegibs

    5 hours ago

    Forgot to mention this before, but Cinder's "SHUTUP!" was the funniest thing this Volume for me. She's spent the entire season being as smug as possible to Raven because she thought she could get away with it and because she was lowkey mad at being called out as an egomaniac. Now on her hands and knees she can't do anything but be salty because she can't hold an L to the same person she showed zero respect for. She's literally every bully ever. Always a bigger fish though, even if said fish REALLY didn't want anyone knowing just how big of a fish she is. 


    Raven please stick around for at least another Volume.

  • sean-shackelford

    5 hours ago

    i thought spring controlled plants be cause in the story or cinematic of the 4 maidens they said as she waited for her sister she replanted his garden

  • GaoLiJia

    5 hours ago

    Yeah, I don't believe Cinder is dead. Now that Yang has entered the chamber, I think Raven and Yang will get into some sort of argument, then Cinder will unexpectedly reappear and that will result into another fight. This time Raven will most likely not fighting the same way she did because she will be attempting to protect Yang. I really want both Cinder and Raven make it out because honesty, they're two of the best characters in the series, and I want a backstory on both of them. I also would really like Emerald to use her semblance more because it's really one of the most powerful ones in the series, and I don't think they utilize Emeralds character enough in the series. Characters like, Emerald, Mercury, and Adam are pretty decent characters they just don't utilize them to their fullest potential. I also think they need to either step up Ruby character(in terms of actually being a good character, not power), or continue what they've been doing, having more focus of the other three girls in RWBY and Jaune. Quite honestly, I think Jaune makes a better main protagonist than Ruby. I actually liked Ruby until volume 3. I just personally don't like her character, and I think her voice actress tries too hard to sounds like a Japanese anime character. Her voice was a lot better back in volume 1.

    • Excel66

      5 hours ago

      For me it is so annoying Emerald use her semblance almost in every episode when she appears. Multiple times in an episode, freely, without any limit and consequence. She is not on the screen much but she used her semblance more than any one else in the Series (except RWBY team). So her semblance is too OP.

    • smmk118

      3 hours ago

      I don't see the problem with Ruby's character right now, besides your complaint with the voice actor, Ruby is, at her core, the same character she was in volume 1, but with more maturity and experience now. Some would try to argue the first, but I don't think her sense of humor is the only way to measure her maturity. She has developed a lot, but not in the same way as the other characters, and I think that is at least in part because she doesn't need any major development/change in her character, she just needs to grow more. Unfortunately, her more subtle changes and development combined with the more split up screen time has led many to think she has received little to no character development. I find Ruby the most relatable character for me personally, so maybe I just see more of her character than most because of that, who knows.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      emerald's semblance is great in a 1V1 and can be used to give a huge advantage in an otherwise even fight and to level the playing field against a strong opponent like amber, but she can barely manage two people who aren't looking for an illusion so any more, especially if they're on to her, is out of the question. at best she can keep one person occupied, but against any number of people her semblance is basicaly useless.

  • Glimpse

    5 hours ago

    Ruby headbutting Mercury was so freaking satisfying! Now if someone could just knock out Emerald out of pure spite then I will feel like adequate vengeance has been dealt. Honestly though I'm kinda hoping Cinder is dead yet. After everything that happened it seems almost...unsatisfying for her to die like that. But if she did die, then who gets her power? Emerald or maybe Salem if that's possible? Or someone new that we haven't seen yet. What I really want to see is a embarrassed and disgraced Adam tossed into jail. That assholes deserves it after everything he's done.

  • user-5a5ec92fcf033

    5 hours ago

    Okay so I saw a comment from a user who asked a bunch of good questions, but by the time typed all of my answers the comment was lost to the sea of comments. So here's my list of things that Might help clear up this episode.


    Why freeze Cinder instead of killing her?

    I think that Cinder actually is dead. If you noticed, at 12:07 Cinder's aura starts to flicker, meaning its just barely still up, by like 2%. Then the shot from Vernal was blocked using the last of her aura, and Raven proceeded to electrocute her in the face. personally, I think there's not a whole lot of surviving that, without the aura to protect her. Even if she did live through that, she's now falling to her death and frozen so she cant save herself somehow. There's no guarantee she's dead, but I think it's safe to assume. 


    Why does the fall maiden control fire and the spring maiden control ice? 

    As for the separation of powers, I think it's not the control of what the season offers, I think its the control of how the season comes. For example, for fall to come, it has to take away summers heat (fire). And for spring to come it has to remove the ice from the winter. I think the lack of the previous season is what brings the next season, not the forming of a new season stopping the previous. Either that, or they just have the power of all elements, more commonly known as "Dustless magic" (notice the last episode when Cinder froze Raven while trying to take Vernal's "powers", or when the previous fall maiden used multiple elements to fight Cinder and crew). 


    Why did Vernal die if she had no powers to be taken?

    As far as why Vernal died, no she didn't have powers absorbed, but when Cinder was trying to take them she used her Grimm arm and pierced her entire lower abdomen. Realistically, considering the restorative powers of aura, this shouldn't have been a fatal shot, but for some reason Vernal didn't use her aura to block or heal, possibly because her death will be important to the story later in the series, or because it has the capability of showing some character development for Raven (similar to Jeans development after Pyrah, like his improved fighting style, slight personality change, and even unlocking his semblance now, which probably wouldn't have happened if he hadn't already lost Pyrah.). Rooster Teeth does a good job of showing that nobody is invincible. The good guys may win in the end, but that doesn't mean they're unstoppable. They've suffered loss and pain as well.


    Why did Blake call to Yang but none of her other friends that are right there?

    Think back to Volume 5, Chapter 8. This is when we see Yang tell the rest of the group she's still mad about Blake leaving, and where Weiss talks to Yang about why Blake might've left. From this conversation we see that Yang is obviously the most hurt about Blake leaving, possibly because she was the closest to Blake. From the writers point of view, the best way to call that episode back to mind when Blake arrives is to have her single out Yang and make us think back to that moment. From Blake's point of view, perhaps she missed Yang just as much as Yang missed her, and it's possible she wanted Yang to know she was there, and wasn't leaving. Yes, it is odd that she wouldn't say hi to the rest of her friends, but that's probably saved for after the battle. At the time, the most important thing to Blake was letting Yang know she was there for her.


    Keep in mind that all of these are just my thoughts on the matter, and that I am in no way shape or form an expert. I'm just assuming things based off of what I remember from previous episodes.But if any of this was helpful, I'm glad to have helped!

    • number1goose

      4 hours ago

      you said jeans instead of jaune

  • ChaosDragonTank

    5 hours ago

    This is one of the best Episodes i just hope that next week it doesn't get messed up

  • demonfox212 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 hours ago

    lol Ruby head butts him XD i wish she sent him flying with a punch!

    • user-5a5ec92fcf033

      5 hours ago

      It was showing character development about Ruby though. If you remember, Ozpin/Oscar used the same move on her in episode 4 of this volume. So its showing that she has advanced in her studies

  • howjududat

    5 hours ago

    the maiden fights...

    makes the whole volume of 

    boring lame tell-but-no-show episodes we had all this time..

    worth it..

    thank you..

  • fluffyturtle57

    6 hours ago

    Yes cinder is dead finnaly or hopefully no matter everything is looking good for the good guys

    • RWBY1024

      5 hours ago

      I have a theory. V3 said that if a maiden dies,who ever is in their final thoughts receives the power. When Cinder was blasted off the cliff,Cinder was looking at Raven right before Raven froze her. If that ice shatters with Cinder in it, then Cinder is dead. If Cinder is dead,along with Raven in her final thoughts,that means that Raven will be the Spring and Fall Maiden.

    • scrappaper--_0

      4 hours ago

      I have another theory then. Maybe entire Vault is located in another dimension (the desert-like landscape looked pretty surrealistic) and Cinder will fall like that for an eternity, so she will never trurly die, so her powers will not be passed on. Ever. Maybe Raven froze her on purpose, so that she will be there, forever falling, and nobody else suffers because of Ozpin's decision. Because I don't think she approves of people being forced to carry the burden they didn't ask for.

  • olw2017

    6 hours ago

    I don’t know how many times this needs to be said before people stop asking or commenting on it as if it’s a plot hole, but all four of the maidens can use EVERY element. Maidens don’t have one corresponding element. Yet people keep asking “how did Cinder use ice when her power is fire?” or “why is ice the power of the spring maiden and not the winter maiden?” In volume 3, Amber used practically every element in her fight against Cinder, Emerald, and Mercury.

  • user-5608760d2ef27

    6 hours ago

    GUYS!  I FOUND THE LOST ANIMATION BUDGET!  IT WAS ALL HIDING HERE, IN EPISODE 13!

  • headnerd

    6 hours ago

    This might actually be one of my favorite episodes yet. Sooo damn satisfying...

  • McLogal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 hours ago

    Adam is starting to be like Anakin Skywalker to much of a crying baby. I wanna see a good fight between Blake and Adam still. One hit to the back is not going to cut it for the plot.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      i think they're trying to show that he's losing control of the situation, and his fanatical tendencies are beginning to show through. he's held his support through charisma and scheming and once his plots begin to fall apart and people see his entire character they begin to have doubts about following him and his support begins to fall apart.

  • G0ldf1sh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 hours ago

    Spring maiden, yet uses ice based powers...

  • KingArthur13

    6 hours ago

    Hold up so Why didn't Raven stab her or just do something more kill confirming.  I mean Raven broke out of the same attack by Cinder within a few seconds, why wouldn't Cinder be able to.  Also I am genuinely disappointed at how seemingly easy it was for Blake to knock down Adam.  I mean this is the guy who cut Yangs arm while her semblance was active, at full Aura.  This is the guy who cut that giant robot in volume one in half, I get he's not using his semblance at that point, but I mean seriously I thought he'd be able to at least take a single blow from Blake.

    • Primalrtprimal6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      Admittably Adam's blades were powered up for both of those attacks and Yang was fighting, I doubt her aura was at full. It was disappointing nonetheless. I feel Adam was completely off guard which lead to that. He was able to take more than a single blow, but he was knocked down from that hit. Also Raven would have to jump down to the that attack, she did the attack on her face since it was the quickest she could do it. A sword would have slowed her down. 

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      Adam is strong, but is clearly easily outsmarted.

    • KingArthur13

      6 hours ago

      I was thinking maybe stab her using a icicle or maybe one of her swords as Cinder falls, just for good measure.  

    • headnerd

      6 hours ago

      I think he took the hit, he obviously was still conscious, I think the reason he was taken out of it was more that he was so taken aback by all of these new enemies, and he was so angry at that moment there is a good chance he may have had his game thrown off by it. Some characters in rwby like yang fight much better when angry, but Adam seems to be a fighter who calculates a lot, so that anger could have thrown him off. I could be completely wrong, but I don't think that it was just her hitting him that took him down.

    • InfinityTemplar

      5 hours ago

      I think she has to keep her alive, otherwise the maiden powers would pass to someone else, possibly emerald.

  • simoninja

    6 hours ago

    OK THIS FIGHT!!!!!

    DAAAANNNNNNGGGG!!!!!

    now we know where all the time of animation went to

  • DraconicGhosts FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 hours ago

    I wonder who will get the artifact first Raven, or Yang...

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      Yang doesnt want the artifact. Shes going to try to persuade Raven to keep it in the vault.

  • Vanusk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 hours ago

    Hey so, without reading comments on this episode, I'd like to point something out that I noticed in the comments section last episode -


    Everyone was like comparing Jon's semblance to animes and JRPGs, I think.

    I think it's uh... Simpler.

    He's using Lay On Hands.

    Literally.

    He's a Paladin.


    Apologies if someone else has said this.

    • LeifAshryver

      3 hours ago

      i'm pretty sure it's not actually healing, it seems to be more like aura transfer or something, using his to replenish the aura of others.

  • BlessedYetDamned

    6 hours ago

    I loved the second half... but the first seems rather plagued with issues.


    The explanation of Jaune's aura... seemed really misplaced and unnecessary. Maybe after a fight or in a later scene - but in the middle of one where their friends are fighting for their lives...? 


    But, really, one of the biggest issues is the Awkward Pauses - There's far too many instances where characters just stand around talking in the middle of a fight, or glancing off to the side toward someone else's fight when they should be occupied with their own, or just... standing there. Literally. 4:22 is a perfect example of this, where Leonardo is just standing in the background doing nothing. Not to mention Emerald & Mercury who just seem to straight up vanish at points...


    And while I enjoyed the season, I'm a bit disappointed by how quickly the story seems to be just glossing over a number of interesting characters, and emphasizing... really... not great ones. 


    Adam, for instance... I'm really not a fan. Rather than spite, it seems more apt to say he embodies petulance. He just... seems to lack all of the qualities necessary for a competent villain.


    And Hazel... he seemed to have so much potential at first, but the truth was rather... lackluster. His actual reason for being a villain was painfully at odds with what I'd come to expect, and his semblance... ability to ignore pain, while potent, does not seem to make him nearly as great/powerful a threat as being part of Salem's inner circle would lead one to believe; what's more notable is that he seems to have a disproportionate amount of aura like Jaune. Overall, for a group that's meant to be the inner circle of what amounts to a goddess of destruction that has kept the world teetering on the brink of collapse for time untold... am I the only one that found them lacking?


    Especially when compared to their counterparts in Ozpin's inner circle (Glynda, Ironwood, Qrow).


    (Though Qrow seemed rather incompetent in this fight compared to the times we've seen before.)


    The only one that really seems deserving of the position is Dr. Watts (who we've yet to see in action, but he seems quite capable so far).


    Anyhow, is it just me or does Nora's voice at 1:45-1:46 sound really... odd?

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      TLDR: Nitpicks.

  • burningsynapses FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 hours ago

    I asked for blood last episode.
    BLOOD HAS BEEN PROVIDED!

  • Iaintgivingmynametoamachine

    7 hours ago

    Looking forward to a Team RWBY reunion next time, and there'd better be tears.


    Finally, a solution no one thought of: Calling the cops! It's more humiliating for super villians and such to get arrested instead of being defeated by a protagonist.


    Can't wait to see EruptionFang break down this episode.


    Next maiden candidates: Yang, Ruby or Emerald.

    • Chuccb123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      Just wondering why yang is a candidate for being a maiden?

    • DavePrice1025 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      Yang is a candidate because her mother is a maiden and the only prerequisite you need to be a maiden is to be female. So if her mother were to die, she, in theory, would be a possibility for the maiden powers to transfer into.

    • ssimpson86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 hours ago

      @Chuccb123 Because in theory if Raven dies, her last thoughts will be of Yang

    • ChaosDragonTank

      5 hours ago

      They did call the cops on roman but ya that was after the fight. But even without the cops Adam was out number any how