And by All for One, I mean the original Quirk at its peak, having Decay and Reflect. Let's say Salem changes her mind, accepts her immortality, and embraces the opportunity for power.
What's on your mind?
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TRIGGER WARNING: This post is going to be a controversial one. I am not trying to offend, those are not my intentions. However, if anyone is, I sincerely apologize in advance. I am just trying to make a few arguments in good faith. If this post seems too personal or too aggressive, please, I encourage you to scroll past.
Perhaps I’m reading too deeply into this, or reaching, and should just chill. But I have a problem about the messages surrounding the character of General James Ironwood. More specifically, his semblance, and the symbolism of James “losing his humanity” during V7C11. I know I made a comment on the character page that it doesn’t matter whether or not you liked James’ turn, in the long run, it doesn’t matter, because Ironwood doesn’t exist. Although this statement is true, Ironwood has no real autonomy outside the series. The messages surrounding him are real, however.
First his semblance. As we all know, Mettle allows James to strengthen his resolve on a decision, helping him hyperfocus. It’s also a passive type of semblance, he cannot turn it off. Unlike Qrow or Clover's semblances, there was no way of knowing his semblance was active. No audio or visual cues, not even a single mention by any of the characters. Some fans don’t even consider it to even be canon. Hell, Jason Rose, the actor behind James’ voice had no idea his character had a semblance until a fan told him at an RTX con.
Now in the real world, according to WebMD, doctors who see people hyperfocus are those who are diagnosed with ADHD. Although there isn't a lot of research into hyperfocus, but it's mainly found in those with ADHD.
ADHD is a form of Neurodiveristy and according to the disabled-world website:
“Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are the result of normal variations in the human genome. This portmanteau of neurological and diversity originated in the late 1990s as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently pathological, instead asserting that neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on a par with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status." - https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/awareness/neurodiversity/
Without any sort of context, in-universe about his semblance, people had to speculate and assume James' atrocious deeds were because his semblance. If his semblance is to blame, it takes away any sort of moral agency he has. It makes him a puppet of his own mind. It’s possible that's the message the writers were trying to convey. If that's true then it sends a hurtful message of, “people who are Neurodivergent are willing to commit acts of evil,” or, “they have no will of their own.”
Another message I have a problem with surrounding James Ironwood is during the ending portion of the Ironwood vs. Watts fight at the beginning of “Gravity.” When we see James pulling his left arm out of Watts’ trap, this is supposed to symbolize Ironwood finally losing his humanity, and becoming a full fledged villain. All I have to ask is why? Why is James losing his human arm supposed to represent him losing his humanity? That doesn't sit right with me. Even though I have never lost a limb, I can't imagine the pain, and turmoil those individuals are forced to suffer through. With symbolism of James losing his human arm, getting a prosthetic one, and essentially becoming a heartless machine. It sends another harmful message of, “individuals who have prosthetic limbs are less humans than those with real ones."
I know deep down, the members of CRWBY are not malicious, and are not intentionally trying to send a negative/hurtful message when it comes to controversial/difficult topics. I know they are not trying to offend anyone. I know the writing for RWBY is subpar, even back when the show was in its infancy. But, I wish the producers of the show would take some time to do a bit of research when it came to such controversial topics like racial discrimination, PTSD, prostethic limbs, mental disabilities, and so forth. Am I going to stop watching RWBY? No, despite it’s glaring flaws, in the long run I do enjoy RWBY. I want it to get a proper end.
Again, I am sorry if this post comes across as hateful or negative, I am not intending on it to be, and I am not expecting people to agree with me either.
Disclaimer: This post is gonna be very "ranty." So if it's a bit too negative for some of you, just scroll past.
When it comes to the RWBY Community (FNDM) I am a contrarian when it comes to the character of Neopolitan. I cannot stand her, I think she's a boring, and brooding grump who should just fuck off, and give us more screentime for characters that matter like the show's titular protagonists. I will admit, I was once a fan of her. I was once excited to see her return in Vol. 6 and to see what they would do with her. If you still like her then that's fine, you do you, but after watching her in Volumes 7 & 8, I see her as nothing but glorified fan service.
When they reintroduced Neo to us and when she made a deal with Cinder, I was hoping Neo was only doing it because she was trying to play her cards right to get back at the woman who threatened, and manipulated Roman into doing her dirty work. While getting back at Ruby for letting her friend/mentor die. But, when Volume 7 rolls around, and after Neo, and Cinder make their appearance. During the final few minutes of the Volume, Neo just gives up the Lamp, no sort of push back or resistance, she just straight up bows before Cinder and willingly gives up the Relic of Knowledge. Then acts surprised when Cinder just takes it without saying a word.
This point is further driven home when Neo finally meets Salem, face to face. Cinder takes all the credit for stealing the Relic and tells Neo is just an asset. Why was Neo even surprised? She should have known she was dealing with a pompous bitch. Even back in the "Fall of Beacon" arc, Cinder talked down and was condescending towards Emerald, Mercury, and Roman. So why on earth was Neo getting huffy at Cinder for considering her an "asset?" Another thing, she got nerfed when facing against Maria. She can dance circles around a bunch of kids, and even keep up with a Maiden, but she struggles facing off against an 80-something year old woman? Someone who is way past their prime?
After Cinder constantly keeps ducking out of her deal with Neo. Neo decides enough is enough and takes the Lamp. Then later blackmails Cinder. Neo has finally become distrusting of Cinder, when she should have known from the beginning Cinder only saw her as a tool. Even though this will likely result in her own death, Neo was done playing games, or so I thought. Three episodes later after rendezvousing with Cinder and meeting Watts. Neo just gives up the Lamp, again. Why? Because Cinder told her a phony, half-assed apology, and says she'll help give her Ruby? Fine, Cinder says she'll give her Ruby, but she should have calculated that Cinder was planning on stabbing her in the back, and should have given Cinder a decoy Lamp. Cause you don't need to be holding the Lamp to summon Jinn. Look back in Chapter/Episode 9, Oscar says Jinn's name, and she appears.
So why not create a decoy with her semblance to make sure Cinder does not keep opting out and actually upholds her side of the bargain. But alas, that never happens and Neo reaches for Cinder, thinking she'll be saved, but is some how taken aback by Cinder's betrayal. Even though I hate Cinder with every fiber of my being, I will admit I had a schadenfreude moment seeing Neo get knocked off the edge of the platform. Like that's what you get, you idiot. She should have anticipated Cinder's betrayal, and should have made a decoy Lamp, so when Cinder's double-cross plays out, Neo could have had her own double cross, and played the Fall Maiden for a fool.
Now that Neo is falling into Volume 9 with Team RWBY and Jaune, I honestly hope the upcoming Volume will be the last we see of Neopolitan, cause I cannot stand this character anymore than Cinder Fucking Fall. At least Neo was made mute, because you know all we would hear from her is wanting revenge for Roman and to kill Ruby. After watching the sneak-peek of Volume 9 and watching Neo shapeshift into Penny while trying to kill Ruby made my blood boil. Although that was the point. I want Miles, Kerry, Eddy, and Kiersi to make a very ballsy move and have Team RWBY put down Neo, killing off their most marketable character this show has produced.
P.S.: To be frank, even back during the "Fall of Beacon" arc, Neopolitan never really had a character arc to begin with. She was just Roman's henchwoman, she had no ulterior motives in joining Cinder's crew, she was Roman's right-hand and a mini-boss for the heroes. Heck, Monty himself added Neo into the show because he saw a gender-bent cosplay Roman Torchwick.
Well, anyway, rant over.
Anything similar to RWBY?
Got into Super Smash Bros in a what if scenario, who do you think is the best can candidate
Darkness like midnight
Moonless, there's no ligh
tAnother lonely day is ending
Waiting but never finding
The only thing I dream of
The warmth of a smile
That stays for awhile
The face of a friend that won't leave
I heard a song once
It posed this point of view
That wishes made on stars
Are likely to come true
So here's my secret
At bedtime every night
I searched the sky and hoped to find a star who'd send a light
The one thing I need
Just one kind soul with a heart of gold
And my dreams became real and I finally feel not alone
Do hugs always make you feel this warm?
My wish came true
The day that you appeared and called me friend
An answered prayer
A chance to share the world
To be a girl
Who finally felt alive
I'm so excited
We'll do so many friendship things
Paint our nails, try on clothes, talk about cute boys
Attached, but not by strings
And when you've got problems
Woah, then I've got problems too
You'll never face this world alone
I'll be right here
It's you and me
Protectors of each other's what we'll be
You saw my soul through the nuts and bolts
You're the friend I can trust
Helped me see I'm not just a machine
And is this what "all the feels" means?
I've been combat-ready since the day Dad made me
Now I'll fight for something more
Might sound wholesome, but strangely
I've got friends I'm fighting for
But I found that humanity
It came with sacrifice, a pact
To shield you from the wicked
Even if I can't live for real
It was worth it to know you
My wish came true
The day that you appeared and called me friend
An answered prayer
A chance to share the world
To be a girl
Who finally felt alive
Translate's Song Lyrics:
It was as dark as midnight without the moon there is no light One day the loneliness stops it seems forever Wait, but you didn't find it that's all I could think of hot laughter paused for a moment The face of a friend who will never leave I heard a song once This reveals the idea I hope the stars It is possible to reach them this is my secret every night before bed I searched the sky and hoped to find a bright star For me Everything I want Just a good life and a heart of gold And my dream came true and I finally didn’t feel alone Do you always feel pain in your hands? my intention came true The day you left you gave me a friend hear the prayers The possibility of sharing the world be your lover I finally feel alive I am so happy We will do business very friendly Varnish our nails, try on dresses, talk about beautiful children Included, but wireless And when you have a problem wow and i have a problem You will never experience this world again I will be here You and I We will be each other's defenders You see my soul in madness and nails you are a friend I can trust It helped me realize that I was not the only car And does that mean “all our feelings”? I have been fighting since the day my father appointed me Now I will fight for something bigger It may sound good, but it’s weird I have friends to talk to But I discovered humanity The victim accepted To protect you from evil deeds Although I really can't live worth knowing my intention came true The day you left you gave me a friend hear the prayers The possibility of sharing the world be your lover I finally feel alive In conclusion, Penny feels pain in her hands, Ruby appeared and gave her a friend, saw a soul of madness and nails, and is now fighting for friends to talk to. Oh yes, and now she has a lover. Google Translate ships Nuts and Dolts
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Okay... I don't mean to have a Wiki/Fandom bias but... I kinda like this Wiki page the best. I'm not tryna bash on other wikis but whenever I try adding more info on the Neopolitan Page on the Villains Wiki, the info gets removed. And whenever I go into the Edit Source, there's a small message saying only autocomfirmed users can edit it. I get it, it was to stop continued vandalism, but I dunno. Yes, I don't like the character, but that doesn't mean I don't want to add more info on her on other wikis. Hell, I made a Cinder Page, Adam Page, and Watts Page on the Pure Evil WIki, and I despise Cinder. Like I said, I'm not trying to bash or put down other wikis, but I feel this wiki's a bit more encouraging when it comes to edits. If this Post is too harsh, I won't mind if Mods delete it.
Ruby vs Naruto
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I've listened "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie, and personally I think it could very much be Ozpin's non-RWBY theme. The song's story is about two men passing each other on the stairs and one is thought to have died a long time ago. Soon the two men's souls fusing as one, Roaming the world for years, meeting and befriending millions of people, and selling them lies.
I dunno, I think it fits with Ozpin, regarding the context of the lyrics. Originally I was going to compare that song with James Ironwood, but listening to the lyrics of the song seem to be geared more towards Oz than him.
Inspired by Can you Shrek it?
How to Play:
One person says a certain person, place, series, or thing (Example: Bowser)
And then the other guy then tries to relate it to RWBY (Example: Bowser is the main antagonist in Super Mario Bros and is owned by Nintendo, Nintendo did Mario's 35th Anniversary and which 3 Games were available until March 31st, one of the months that have 31 days is October, and October 31st is Ruby Rose's birthday)
And then the cycle chain repeats
(Note If you still don't understand it, use this to help you understand Can you it?s https://spongebob.fandom.com/f/p/3812190758896157525)
For the next thing to RWBY is: King Dedede
A brief introduction to Honkai universe:The story of HI3 takes place in an alternative earth plagued by catastrophe called Honkai-since the previous Era.
Honkai aims to eradicate humanity and had different manifestions-from plague,zombies and Honkai beasts to powerful entites called Herrschers. In order to fight Honkai,human trained female warriors named Valkyries. Harnessing Honkai energy,Valkyries become reliable defence of humanity. The main protagonist of HI3 are three Valkyries-Kiana Kaslana,Raiden Mei and Bronya Zaychik.
And this is the slang of Honkai series:"Fight for all
That is beautiful in the world"
HI3 and RWBY share a lot of simliarities. Both series have girls fighting deadly monsters in order to protect humanity,as well as a academy dedicated to training these powerful fighters. The archenemy of mankind in both series also seems alike. Honkai beasts,zombies and Grimms are all mindless creatures with destruction instincts. Above this morons,are their Queens-Herrschers(There are more than one in HI3 universe) and Salem. Both Herrschers and Salem hold incredible power.
The plots of HI3 and RWBY look simliar,too. The protagonist group of both series all begin their story with light-hearted campus life.However,an incident stripped them from their quiet life,forcing them to explore the dark truth of the world.
Even the characters of HI3 and RWBY looks alike.First of all,we have two huge dorks who have poor academic capability and outstanding combat ability,Kiana Kaslana and Ruby Rose.Not to mention that both hace hidden powers.(Herrscher of Void and Silver Eyes.) Then,there are caring big sisters for our dorky protagonist,Raiden Mei and Yang. Even the stoic think tanks are present in both series-Bronya Zaychik and Blake. Finally,both series have redheads sacrificing themselves-Murata Himeko and Pyrrha Nikos.
The settings of HI3 is friendly toward crossovers,which allows the existence of multiverse and travelling between them
The developer of HI3,miHoYo,has been proven to be an ambitious company. Last month,HI3 had a crossover with Neon Genesis Evagelion,proving the possiblity of such crossover. Not to mention their another game that has been sending impacts throughout game market. If Rooster Teeth caught their eyes,we may be able to see Ruby in Hyperion or Kiana fighting Grimms
Yo, anyone around to help a struggling writer figure some things out? I've been trying to get some feedback on my AU (among other things) and get some tips on when certain things should happen and such. Here's the summery I have so far, hope it helps give you some context. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I0dWUScmOhVU_4LqhJ2wxtdJy6BacOnK7THqRLsB8Cs/edit?usp=sharing
If you could please share this around too, that'd be great. I wanna get as many second opinions on this as possible.
Not like anyone cares, but there's this one user whom I had a disagreement with. I am not gonna point fingers to say who it was, but they were calling me out for being "sensitive" when I was trying to express my opinion on something we had disagreements on. It was really annoying and they're still replying to me. Then I tried to be nice about it, and they turned and said I was being robotic and overactive. Do they WANT me to be mad? They were the ones over reacting and taking a respectful disagreement the wrong way. I try my best to be kind to everyone on this wiki, even when I disagree or they're not being nice to me or another person, and this is just absurd. If they reply again, this is the last you'll hear from me. Goodbye and have a wonderful day everyone😊😊😊