Either you're helping, or you're baggage.
—Joanna Greenleaf

Joanna Greenleaf[1] is a character in RWBY and a member of the Happy Huntresses. She made her debut in "Pomp and Circumstance".

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Joanna is a tall, dark skin woman with masculine features and short dark green partially spiked hair, beige eyes and tattoos on her nose and forehead. She wears a cocoa brown coat with dark brown lapels and white trim and hem detail over a light beige long-sleeved top. She wears artichoke green and white armored pads with emerald green straps on her arms alongside brown gloves. She sports a pair of brown trousers tucked into black boots with emerald green cuffs. She also wears a light gray and pale green breastplate that sports the Happy Huntress' brooch emblem in the centre.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Joanna has a stoic and confrontational personality, being silently aggressive towards Atlesian personnel such as Marrow Amin, showing disdain towards them. Joanna is the first to attack the specialist after Tyrian Callows' massacre at the political party. Nonetheless, like the other Happy Huntresses, she has a mind to aid Mantle above all else. After the events of Volume 7, Joanna takes charge of the group and spearheads the mission to evacuate Mantle in Robyn's stead, also helping Ruby's Group find cover and rest. Despite this, she still expects the group to help Mantle in turn, showing a disliking towards laziness.

Around the Happy Huntresses, Joanna shows a supportive personality, assuring Robyn about her political campaign, to the point of being willing to use both legal and illegal means to accomplish her goals.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Joanna is a skilled fighter as one of Atlas Academies' top graduates.

Her weapon is one of the Happy Huntress' standardized weapons; two bladed crossbows connected by a staff. She is a capable marksman, accurately firing shots from the hip.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Joanna means "God is gracious", bringing white and gold colors to mind.
  • Greenleaf refers to the color green.
  • Joanna likely alludes to Little John, Robin Hood's right-hand man who was known for his immense size and strength. On one occasion, John used the name of Reynold Greenleaf to go undercover in Nottingham. Additionally, in "Fault," Robyn recounts the story of being the first to beat Joanna in a fair fight, which may be a reference to how Robin Hood and Little John met in the original stories.
  • Color work and early exploration of Joanna and her weapon's designs were done by artist Weston T. Jones.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

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