"Black" Trailer

Blake, it's time.
—Adam, to Blake Belladonna
Looks like we're gonna be doing this the hard way...
—Adam, commenting that they'd have to fight through the Atlesian Knight-130s
Move up to the next car. I'll set the charges.
—Adam, to Blake
What about them?
—Adam, in response to Blake asking about the crew members

Volume 2


No, but they'll listen to me.
—Adam, to Mercury Black reassuring him that the White Fang will continue to cooperate with Cinder Fall

Volume 3

Beginning of the End

The White Fang is not an organization for hire! We're a force of revolution!
—Adam, to Cinder when he refuses to make a deal with her
You're asking my men to die for your cause. A human cause. That is not an idea I am willing to entertain.
—Adam, to Cinder.


Bring them to their knees.
—Adam, bringing Grimm to Beacon Academy

Battle of Beacon

Hello, my darling.
—Adam, to Blake

Heroes and Monsters

Running away again? Is that what you've become, my love? A coward?
—Adam, to Blake
You and I were going to change the world, remember? We were destined to light the fires of revolution!
—Adam, to Blake
What you want is impossible! But I understand because all I want is you, Blake. And as I set out upon this world and deliver the justice mankind so greatly deserves, I will make it my mission to destroy everything you love.
—Adam, to Blake
Why must you hurt me, Blake?
—Adam, to Blake

Volume 5

Dread in the Air

We can win a war against the humans. Not only because we have the support of Hazel's master, but because the Faunus are the dominant species of this planet. We're better than humans. We have everything humans have and more. Humans shouldn't just fear the Faunus, they should serve the Faunus.
—Adam stating his views about Faunus and Humans and how the former should subjugate the latter
From this day forward, I will be the one to lead the White Fang.
—Adam, to Sienna Khan during his takeover of the White Fang
Thank you, Sienna. You were there when our people needed you, but they need me now. I'm sorry you couldn't see this through to the end.
—Adam, as he murders Sienna
Give our former leader a proper burial. All who were here tonight will claim Sienna was murdered by a human huntsman. Sienna Khan will become a martyr for our cause. Her final act as High Leader.
—Adam to everyone in the room

Necessary Sacrifice

I will not allow them to ruin this. The Belladonna name has brought me nothing but grief. You've done well in finding the deserter. Bring her to me alive but not before you've slaughtered her family. I have a promise to keep.
—Adam, in a message to the Albain brothers

The More the Merrier

Once the charges are set, move back to perimeter watch. Tonight, Haven falls.
—Adam, announcing Haven Academy will be destroyed


To think that I went through so much trouble to find you, only to have you deliver yourself to me.
—Adam, to Blake
Then it's over for all of us.
—Adam's suicide attempt to kill everyone including himself
I am making humanity pay for WHAT THEY'VE DONE!!
—Adam, to one of the White Fang members

Haven's Fate

I'm going to make you regret ever coming back...
—Adam, to Blake
Heh, you are still afraid, and you should be. I've made powerful friends while you've been away.
—Adam, to Blake
Tell me, does Blake make all of her classmates fight for her?
—Adam, to Sun

Volume 6

Volume 6 Adam Character Short

We may not want them to know who we are, but we should make sure they never forget to remember what we looked like. Now - it's time we got what we deserved.
—Adam, to the White Fang members
I don't know. I'm out there fighting for us, and when you fight, people get hurt! What, do you want me to just abandon our cause? Like your parents?
—Adam, to Blake
Don't worry. Nothing will stop us now. It's time I got what I deserved.
—Adam, to White Fang members before the Battle of Haven highlighting his selfishness

Argus Limited

Step away from my throne, we have work to do...
—Adam, to the White Fang members
The Belladonna girl... Blake...
—Adam, after he slaughtered his remaining followers

Stealing from the Elderly

Why did you have to come into my life and ruin everything?!
—Adam, to Blake
I let you go once already, Blake. I'm never making that mistake again.
—Adam, to Blake

The Lady in the Shoe

I wouldn't have to be doing this if you just behaved! But you're selfish! You're a coward!
—Adam, to Blake
People hurt me long before we met... All sorts of people in all sorts of ways... but no one hurt me quite like you...
—Adam, to Blake about how Humans mistreat him
You didn't leave scars, you just left me alone.
—Adam, to Blake about how she left him in "Black Trailer"
So... tell me, Blake... how does it feel to be alone?
—Adam, asking Blake about being alone
Heh, do you really believe that? Or are you just trying to scare me away so you won't have to die trying to protect her?
—Adam, to Yang

Seeing Red

You knew you couldn't win two-on-one at Haven. What makes you so sure you can win now?
—Adam, to Blake
You know, she made a promise to me once. That she'd always be at my side. Heh, and look how well she's kept it.
—Adam, about the promise Blake made to him
Moment of truth, Yang. Do you think you're faster than you were at Beacon?
—Adam, about the Fall of Beacon to Yang
What does she even see in you?!!
—Adam, questioning about Blake's relationship to Yang
—Adam's last words after being killed by Blake and Yang

RWBY: The Official Manga

Chapter 6

The White Fang needs you, Blake.
—Adam's words to Blake in her flashback

About Adam

I had someone very dear to me change. It wasn't in an instant, it was gradual - little choices that began to pile up. He told me not to worry. At first they were accidents, then it was self-defense. Before long, even I began to think he was right.
—Blake talking about Adam in "Destiny"
You are a symbol for many in our organization, but that doesn't make you infallible.
—Sienna Khan regarding Adam's reputation within the White Fang and his accountability for his actions in "Dread in the Air"
At first, I thought Adam was justice. Then, I thought he was passion. But over time, I realized I was wrong. He wasn't any of those things. He was spite- not hatred, not rage, spite. He won't accept equality, only suffering for what he feels the world did to him. And his way of thinking is dangerously contagious.
—Blake to Sun Wukong, about Adam, in "Necessary Sacrifice"
He seems... unwell.
—Fennec Albain's observation of Adam's instability
No, we can't. He wants to lure us away so he can pick us off. We need to protect the school and the people here. Besides... now he can see what it feels like to run away.
—Blake, to Sun about Adam, in "Haven's Fate"
He saved your life! He's a hero!
—Sienna to Ghira, defending Adam's actions in "Volume 6 Adam Character Short"
Adam's strong, but his real power comes from control. He used to get in my head, make me feel small. But now I see he just wanted to pull me down to his size.
—Blake talking about Adam in "The Coming Storm"
You continue to be an extraordinary resource to this organization.
—Sienna, on Adam's efforts
Adam - if you continue along this path, you might just find yourself standing beside me at my throne.
—Sienna, foreseeing great things for her subordinate
You're delusional.
—Blake, to Adam
He gets to dish out damage without having to feel it? That's just cheap...
—Yang, about Adam's Semblance

RWBY: Amity Arena

Adam Taurus used to gaze up at the sky with bright blue eyes whenever he could, between shifts in the dust mines, dreaming of the day he would leave the tunnels behind to find his place in the world. But what he found instead was himself... on the ground, staring up at the three letters that damned him now and forever. Scarred. Despised. Cold. Adam's heart grows black, his hatred red hot. The final traces of love, the beauty he let go, never returns, and as the last petal falls, Adam is cursed to forever remain a beast. Because, in this tale as old as time, there is no happy ending.In this story... HE is the monster. Adam Taurus had finally found his place, and he would watch humanity... burn.

"I wanted equality! I wanted peace!" -Blake

"What you want, is IMPOSSIBLE!" -Adam
With a scar on his face and anger in heart, a wayward boy looked for a home. When he found it... oh, how glorious it was. Accepted and loved, here was his happily ever after.

But Adam was cursed with a gift few others had. Adam had... talent. And when Wilt tasted humanity's blood... Adam realized he was... STRONG. Now king without kingdom, he wonders where it went wrong. Coming up with excuses, reflecting the blame, Coming to a conclusion, we all find insane.

"Why did you have to come into my life and ruin everything?!" -Adam
RWBY: Amity Arena
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