Volume 4


Did you forget your manners while you were away?
—Jacques, to Weiss
Thanks to him, Atlas is forbidden from exporting Dust to other Kingdoms. "A precautionary measure", as he puts it, "until we're certain nobody is going to declare war". How anyone could possibly find that to be sound logic is beyond me.
—Jacques, talks about James Ironwood
Many forget that you were there. My own daughter, a Schnee, on the grounds, defending another Kingdom! We need to remind them! And we need to show them that the Schnee family is just as strong as ever!
—Jacques, to Weiss Schnee

Tipping Point

I'm sorry, I tuned out for a second, but sounds like I'm the good guy again?
—Jacques demonstrating his ego to the guests of his gala


Young lady, I don't give a damn about what you want. This isn't about you! This is about the Schnee family name, and your apparent insistence on dragging it through the mud!
—Jacques, to Weiss, about her desire to leave Atlas
This behavior of yours is incredibly disappointing. You couldn't possibly understand the lengths I've gone to in order to keep this family where it is. You think running off like your sister is going to make the Schnee name stronger? You're wrong. Siding with her only divides us.
—Jacques, to Weiss
You're not leaving Atlas. You're not to leave the manor grounds unless I specifically allow it. You are going to remain here, out of sight and out of trouble, until you and I come to an agreement on your future.
—Jacques grounding Weiss
Your presupposition that you can simply have whatever it is you want is a clear sign of our failure as parents. But from now on, I'll be giving you the full attention you require, starting by keeping you where I can see you.
—Jacques, to Weiss, on why he is grounding her
Clearly, the trauma you endured at the fall of Beacon was too much for you. Which is why you've generously revoked your claim to the company and its earnings and passed it on to your brother Whitley.
—Jacques, to Weiss, giving the claim he will publicize for why Weiss is no longer heiress
It's time to wake up and face reality.
—Jacques, to Weiss, after he revokes her claim to the SDC

Taking Control

Oh, yes, we have far more pressing matters to discuss, starting with your apparent lunacy!
—Jacques, agruing with General Ironwood
You've never trusted anyone other than yourself!
—Jacques, to General Ironwood about trust issues
You need to get a grip.
—Jacques, to General Ironwood, after the latter pounds on his desk

Volume 7

Pomp and Circumstance

So let me get this straight, James. In addition to this nonsensical embargo of yours crippling my business, you’ve also decided you have the authority to commandeer private property?
—Jacques, to General Ironwood
Lately, you seem to forget who your friends really are. I’m going to get that Council seat, James, and maybe then, you’ll--
—Jacques to Ironwood before noticing Weiss
You roped my missing daughter into these schemes of yours, too? How long has she been back in Atlas? Did Winter know about this?
—Jacques, accusing Ironwood about Weiss
If you think I’m one to forget anything, girl, then you’ve misjudged the man your father is.
—Jacques, to Weiss
You know... your mother was devastated when you left. Didn’t leave her room for days. You know how... she gets... when she’s upset.
—Jacques, to Weiss about her mother
I knew one day, you would overextend your reach. I didn’t come here to beg for an abandoned mine. I came here to thank you... for personally handing me the noose to hang you. You’ll regret this.
—Jacques, to Ironwood
So these are the little friends you threw everything away for?
—Jacques, to Weiss about her team
You’re supposed to be dead.
—Jacques, to Arthur Watts
That bastard is costing me more money every day with this embargo. I’d lay off every employee in Mantle if I wasn’t trying to get their damn votes for this Council seat.
—Jacques, to Watts about Ironwood


If I’m elected Councilman, I’ve made it no secret I will be opposing General Ironwood and his senseless embargo that is crippling all of Atlas. It is my belief that these measures are not only reckless, but criminal. With no shipments allowed to enter or leave leave the kingdom, I know many are suffering. And my family has been weathering the same storm as many of you. Effective immediately, I am forced to shut down all nonessential SDC operations. If elected to office, I will make the changes necessary to fix what Ironwood has broken. I hope you ask yourself before the vote, can you trust anyone else to stop Ironwood? Will Robyn Hill be able to get your jobs back?
—Jacques, during his speech

A Night Off

Oho, thank you everyone, thank you. It’s all because of you. It’s a new day in Atlas. We’ve won, we did it!
—Jacques, after he won the election as councilman
And as the newest member of the Council, I pledge to serve each and every citizen of Mantle and Atlas.
—Jacques, pledging to serve both Mantle and Atlas

Cordially Invited

What we’re all doing here, James, addressing the concerns of our Kingdom, which means we have much to discuss.
—Jacques, to Ironwood
I’m afraid of the ever-growing list of classified information you seem to be keeping. I asked our fellow councilmen here to shed some light on your Amity Colosseum project and, as it turns out, they know about as much as I do.
—Jacques, to Ironwood about his secret project
Are you saying you don’t trust us?
—Jacques, questioning Ironwood not trusting the Council
General, if I may be blunt, you have spent what little trust this Council had left in you. The hacker who turned Atlas drones against us was never captured, whoever’s been murdering your critics is still at large. How are we supposed to give you our trust, when you’ve given us nothing as of late?
—Jacques, to Ironwood

As Above, So Below

I always knew you were a good scientist, Arthur... but I never knew you were such a good salesman.
—Jacques, to Watts prior to the election
I can explain that. (clears throat) That… isn’t real.
—Jacques, after Weiss shows Ironwood and the Council the video
These are outrageous accusations! I only intended to win the election. I had nothing to do--
—Jacques, before Robyn angrily interrupts
You have to believe me, I-I-I didn’t know he was planning this.
—Jacques, to everyone about Watts
I… I’ve been informed that we can’t get into the system. It’s… it’s been blocked off.
—Jacques, to everyone about the heating grid system being blocked off by Watts

Volume 8


Me? I am a victim! I’ll admit I was duped. Used! And although my hands may not be clean, at least I am not a murderer!
—Jacuqes, to Robyn during his imprisonment
Speak for yourself, I know the right people. I’m sure Whitley has reached out to my legal team and will have me out of here before you can say--
—Jacques, before Robyn angrily interrupted him


That boy said Atlas is falling. Is that true?
—Jacques, to Winter about Atlas about to fall
Are you... Are you going to leave me here?!
—Jacques, to Winter about leaving him in his cell


Well, I see you're awake, finally. Atlas is falling under your watch. How does it feel, James?
—Jacques, to Ironwood
That's right, you lose. We both lose.
—Jacques, to Ironwood about their defeat
You're... You're going to open mine too, right?
—Jacques asking Ironwood if he is going to free him before he kills him

RWBY/Justice League

The Ice Princess and the Bat Boy

Did you think I was trying to throw him in your path? The Waynes have quite the fortune, indeed, but a Faunus... I wouldn't even sell you into marriage for that.
—Jacques, speak ill about Bruce's Faunus heritage to Weiss

About Jacques

Having married into the family, Jacques decided to take the Schnee name over his own. He was... a lot of words I shouldn't repeat. But most importantly, he was a cunning businessman.
—Qrow about Jacques, in "Schnee Dust Company"
Cheap labor, dangerous working conditions, doing whatever it takes to destroy the competition, Jacques Schnee doesn't care about people. He cares about winning. That, and making sure he's got the best damn PR team in the world.
—Qrow about Jacques, in "Schnee Dust Company"
When I was ten, my dad finally admitted to my mom that the only reason he married her was for the family name. It was actually on my birthday. He missed the big dinner, she got mad, he finally snapped. I think she already knew. Looking back, I think I knew too. But hearing him say it finally pushed her over the edge. First it was separate lunches and dinners, opposite balconies at my recitals, a glass of wine here, a glass of wine there. Then, it was no dinners, no recitals, a bottle of wine here and... well, you get the idea.
—Weiss, to Yang about her father in "Alone Together"
I think Father may have just provided the spark that’s going to set this kingdom on fire.
Winter, to Weiss about their father after they watch his speech
I think my father would do whatever it takes to win.
—Weiss, to Team RWBY and Oscar about her father
RWBY/Justice League
Minor Characters