The eighteenth chapter of RWBY: The Official Manga was published for free on the main Viz Media on the RWBY: The Official Manga homepage on May 12th, 2020.
The eighteenth chapter was originally free on the Viz Media site until after the manga ended in June, the chapter was locked and is now only available for members of the site.
Roman Torchwick shatters after Ruby Rose's attack, revealing it to have been an illusion made by Neopolitan's Semblance. As she and the White Fang Lieutenant appear to assist the criminal, Roman threatens to kill her if she interferes with his fights again. Meanwhile, Ruby calls for her team to leave the Grimm to the others as they fight the trio.
Yang Xiao Long confronts Neo, who dodges all of her attacks with ease. She tries creating a smokescreen to launch a surprise attack only for it to be stopped by Hush. Blake Belladonna fights the Lieutenant who denounces her as a traitor for standing against them. As Ruby and Weiss Schnee battle Torchwick, Ruby tries convincing him to surrender. Despite a brief admission the situation has turned against him, the criminal refuses to give in and maniacally attacks her, declaring his intention to play his role of a villain. Ruby headbutts Roman in the nose, seemingly breaking it, and accepting that they'll still have to fight.
- The chapter is mix with "No Brakes" and the second part of "Breach".
- While the chapter follows the episode quite closely, the manga's depiction differs, cuts and extends it in several key ways.
- Neo and White Fang Lieutenant assisting in the Breach against the Huntsmen wasn't featured in the show.
- Roman threatens to kill Neo if she interferes with his battle, which did not occur in other portrayals.
- Yang fights Neo in Vale instead of on the train.
- Yang interacts with Neo during their battle, but in the show, she doesn't talk to Neo during their fight.
- Neo's eyes do not change colors during her fight with Yang.
- Neo takes the fight seriously and does not smirk or mock Yang.
- Yang manages to get the upper hand on Neo, while in the show, Neo knocked her unconscious without receiving a hit.
- Blake and Weiss' opponents are switched, in which Blake faces the White Fang Lieutenant instead of Weiss, and Weiss aids Ruby in a fight against Roman.
- Blake and the White Fang Lieutenant's interaction during their battle wasn't featured in the show.
- The scene where Blake removes her ribbon during the battle does not appear in the show, as she does not reveal her secret during the grimm invasion in Vale.
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