Ah, there's my happy little snowflake.
—Klein Sieben

Klein Sieben is a character in RWBY and the Schnee family's former butler. His first appearance is in "The Next Step". After he is let go from the Schnee family, he has become a doctor.

Appearance

Klein is a short, slightly heavyset man with balding brown hair and a large mustache. He typically has light brown eyes but appears to have the ability to change their color temporarily to red, light blue and yellow, accompanied by changes in tone of voice.

SDC Butler

As a butler, he wore white collar long sleeves shirt, black vest, and cyan tie, black trousers, and black shoes. In additional, he carries a pocketwatch in his person to keep track on time.

Doctor

As a doctor, Klein now wears a white dressed collar shirt with black bow and jacket, dark brown trousers, and dressed shoes. In additional, he wears a dark brown bowler hat.

Personality

Klein is a positive and jovial man. He is quite supportive of Weiss Schnee, cheering her up whenever possible. Klein also mocks Jacques Schnee out of his earshot to entertain Weiss. When he changes his eye color, his tone of voice and personality appear to alter slightly, ranging from sardonic to jovial in a matter of seconds.

His loyalty to Weiss reveals his ability to be deceptive. Apart from mocking his employer behind his back in order to cheer up Weiss, he helps her escape while ostensibly going about his usual duties as the Schnee family's butler. When he meets Weiss again, he doesn't blame her for getting him fired, knowing that Jacques was the one really at fault.

Powers and Abilities

Klein possesses the power to change the color of his eyes temporarily. When he does so, his tone of voice alters as well, along with shifts in personality, although this may be intentional on his part.

He also performs kitchen duties in addition to being a butler, having prepared crepes for the Schnee family prior the events of "Remembrance", as well as making coffee for Weiss. Both Whitley Schnee and Weiss expressed appreciation for Klein's skills.

Medical Skills

In "War", Klein was contacted by Whitley Schnee to help with the injuries of Nora Valkyrie. This implies that Klein himself has the necessary skill and experience to address the severity of Nora's injuries due to overloading her Semblance.

Trivia

  • International Klein Blue is a shade of blue developed by French artist Yves Klein and trademarked in 1957.[1]
    • The literal translation for Klein Sieben, from German to English, is small seven, which references the Seven Dwarves, from the tale of Snow White.
  • Klein has dissociative identity disorder.[2]
    • In addition, Klein's shifts in personality seem to also reference the seven dwarves (So far):
      • Light Brown (Doc)
      • Red (Grumpy)
      • Light Blue (Sneezy)
      • Yellow (Happy)
      • Pink (Bashful)
      • Mint Green (Dopey)
      • Lavender (Sleepy)
  • Klein becoming a doctor is a reference to the Dwarf Doc from Snow White.

References

  1. Sophie Howarth, "'IKB 79', Yves Klein". [1]
  2. RWBY RTX London 2017 Panel.
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