Volume 1Edit

Ruby RoseEdit

If it were up to me, you'd be sent home, with a pat on the back... and a slap on the wrist!
—Glynda, to Ruby Rose
Hello, and welcome to Beacon. My name is Glynda Goodwitch. You are among a privileged few who have received the honor of being selected to attend this prestigious academy! Our world is experiencing an incredible time of peace, and as future Huntsmen and Huntresses, it is your duty to uphold it. You have demonstrated the courage needed for such a task, and now it is our turn to provide you with the knowledge and the training to protect our world.
—Glynda's speech aboard the airship, to the new Beacon Academy students

The First StepEdit

Now, I'm sure many of you have heard rumors about the assignment of teams. Well, allow us to put an end to your confusion. Each of you will be given teammates... today.
—Glynda, addressing students at the initiation

The Emerald Forest, Pt.2Edit

I can't possibly imagine those two getting along.
—Glynda, expressing misplaced doubts about Lie Ren and Nora Valkyrie
I don't care what his transcripts say; that Jaune fellow is not ready for this level of combat.
—Glynda, on Jaune Arc


Mr. Arc, it's been weeks now. Please try to refer to your Scroll during combat.
—Glynda, reprimanding Jaune on his command of his Aura
We wouldn't want you to be gobbled up by a Beowolf, now, would we?
—Glynda, mockingly reprimanding Jaune

Forever FallEdit

Professor Peach has asked all of you to collect samples from the trees deep inside this forest, and I'm here to make sure none of you die while doing so.
—Glynda, explaining the reason for the students being in the Forever Fall forest

Volume 2Edit

Best Day EverEdit

Children, please, do not play with your food.
—Glynda, to teams RWBY and JNPR, after their food fight

Welcome to BeaconEdit

Ironwood certainly loves bringing his work wherever he travels.
—Gynda, to Ozpin about General James Ironwood's escort fleet


And remember, the dance is this weekend. But you all have your first mission on Monday. I will not accept any excuses.
—Glynda, to all of the students in the arena

Field TripEdit

Why must your answer to everything involve a triumphant display of military bravado!? You treat every situation like it's a contest of measuring di—!
—Glynda, questioning Ironwood's methods

Mountain GlennEdit

Ozpin has experience that the rest of us lack. And I think that's something worth remembering.
—Glynda, to Ironwood in regards to Ozpin

Volume 3Edit

It's Brawl in the FamilyEdit

He's always drunk!
—Glynda to Winter, about Qrow Branwen


The Maidens have existed for thousands of years, but much like in nature, the seasons change. No two summers are alike. When a Maiden dies, her power leaves her body and seeks out a new host, ensuring that the seasons are never lost and that no individual can hold onto the power forever.
—Glynda, explaining the succession of Maidens to Pyrrha Nikos
At first, the only thing that was certain was that the powers were specifically passed onto young women, but as time went on, it was discovered that the selection process was much more intimate. As we understand it now, when a Maiden dies, the one who is in her final thoughts is the first candidate to inherit her power.
—Glynda, explaining how a Maiden's power chooses its next host to Pyrrha

RWBY: After the FallEdit

Chapter 14Edit

Each of you is to turn in a written statement of everything that happened in Lower Cairn to Professor Port by the end of the week. You will also have faculty supervision on all escort and rescue missions from now on until we deem you ready to operate on your own again. Understood?
—Glynda scolds Team CFVY
One more thing, I believe you are all behind on your classes. If you don't make up any exams and assignments you've missed by Monday, I'm afraid you'll have to sit out the Vytal Tournament. You are dismissed.
—Glynda assigns CFVY work

Chapter 17Edit

As much as we've been worried about your safety while you've been here, you've shown that those concerns are unnecessary. I'm proud that you will be going out into the world to complete your training, and I have no doubt you will be exemplary Huntsmen and Huntresses–because you already are.
—Glynda, to Team CFVY
You won't have the privilege of hearing Professor Ozpin deliver his graduation speech, but there's one thing he tells every class that I want to share with you. Beacon Academy is not a place. It is an idea, which has taken root in each and every one of you. YOU are Beacon, and you must now go forth and serve as a hopeful light for others. It is your privilege and your burden as Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect not only those who cannot defend themselves, but to watch out for each other, always.
—Glynda recalls Ozpin's graduation speech to CFVY
Now get out of here. That last bit was part of his speech, too. He always kicked students out after that. He hated long goodbyes, and so do I.
—Glynda talks about Ozpin's farewells

RWBY: Amity ArenaEdit

Glynda Goodwitch, current headmistress of the desolate Beacon, is also its lonely guardian. The Vale City Library as her base of operations, she and her colleagues fight countless invasions of Grimm attracted to the petrified Wyvern, while also repairing the damages from the Battle of Beacon.

​Glynda is exhausted but unbowed, and she will guard this place with her life, until it is restored. Until the day everything returns to normal. Until the day... her students return.

"Beacon Academy is not a place. It is an idea, which has taken root in each and every one of you. YOU are Beacon..." -Glynda
RWBY: Amity Arena[1]
​As the assistant headmaster and resident custodian(?) of Beacon Academy, Glynda not only runs the school with Headmaster Ozpin, she fixed and cleans all the Semblance sized messes her children with superpowers leave behind.

"They're supposed to be the defenders of the world..." -Glynda
RWBY: Amity Arena[2]

RWBY: The Official MangaEdit

Chapter 1Edit

He is the top suspect of Dusts Robberies that have plagued Vale as of late. Truth be told, we've been largely unable to prevent these crimes. Which makes your recent action particularly heroic... and a deed worthy of praise.
—Glynda, to Ruby talking about Roman and her actions
On that day... you a single student from Signal, took up arms... against a vicious criminal who gives even Huntsmen a run for their money. No. That's not courage. It's recklessness.
—Glynda, to Ruby



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