The following is a list of Atlas and Mantle minor characters from RWBY, arranged alphabetically and categorically.
- Minor Characters
Miscellaneous Atlas credits:
- Atlas Soldiers, voiced by:
- 1 Atlas
- 1.1 Will Scarlatina
- 1.2 Angry Businessman and Businessman
- 1.3 Schnee Manor Staff
- 1.4 Atlas Ship Captain
- 1.5 Businesswoman
- 1.6 President's Secretary
- 1.7 Schnee Corp Operator
- 1.8 Trophy Wife and Husband
- 1.9 Stephanie Santiago
- 1.10 Atlas Mission Board
- 1.11 Penny Project Scientists
- 1.12 Madame
- 1.13 Step-Sisters
- 1.14 Tortuga
- 2 Mantle
- 3 References
Atlas[edit | edit source]
Will Scarlatina[edit | edit source]
Will Scarlatina is the father of Velvet Scarlatina.
He is Human and a big-shot engineer working with the Atlas Military, closely with James Ironwood. He and Velvet's mother, Meg Scarlatina, are in different kingdoms, possibly separated due to what Will describes as different views on the world.
Scarlatina is an alternative name for scarlet fever, scarlet is a shade of red. Will Scarlatina's name could also reference Will Scarlet, one of the Merrymen in the tales of Robin Hood.
Angry Businessman and Businessman[edit | edit source]
The Angry Businessman and Businessman show up in "Tipping Point" and are present during the Schnee Dust Company's charity event. The Angry Businessman only has one line in which he expresses irritation when the Waiter, voiced by Kyler Smith, fails to bring him his double sundae. The Businessman also talks with Jacques Schnee.
Schnee Manor Staff[edit | edit source]
The Schnee family employs both Faunus and Human staff members to work at the Schnee Manor. The primarily Faunus pretense upset Marrow Amin, who noticed the social issue during the banquet in "Cordially Invited". After Jacques Schnee is arrested in “As Above, So Below”, all of the staff have quit working at the mansion.
Atlas Ship Captain[edit | edit source]
This Atlas Ship Captain is in command of one of the Atlesian airships above Vale in "PvP". When several giant Nevermores attack the air fleet, he attempts to move his ships into a defensive position. However, unbeknownst to him, one of his ships has been commandeered by Roman Torchwick and Neopolitan, who wreaks havoc amongst the fleet. The captain was possibly killed when Roman fired upon his airship.
Over communications, he is designated with the callsign Blue Four.
The captain was voiced by professional voice actor Travis Willingham.
Businesswoman[edit | edit source]
A businesswoman is seen chatting with Jacques Schnee and a businessman in "Tipping Point", regarding the wealth disparity between Atlas and Mantle.
She is voiced by Amber Lee Connors.
President's Secretary[edit | edit source]
The President's Secretary is a character that has thus far only appeared in the manga.
The Secretary is an assistant to Jacques Schnee, the President of the Schnee Dust Company, running matters that the President is too busy to attend to personally. The Secretary is seen supervising Weiss Schnee's combat training and has apparently known the heiress for some time, observing her since she first started training.
While their relationship is based on a false pretense of politeness, Weiss actually has a very low opinion of the Secretary, whom she regards as a puppet of her father. In turn, the Secretary has very little genuine concern for the heiress and has no qualms placing Weiss in great danger at her father's orders.
The Secretary first appears in Chapter 3 of the manga, watching Weiss' combat training, emptily praising Weiss' skill with her weapon and Semblance but stating that she must continue to devote herself in her studies at Atlas Academy. When Weiss states that she has already decided to study at Beacon in Vale, the Secretary attempts to persuade her not to. After Weiss refuses, the Secretary instead unleashes a dangerous Arma Gigas, which Weiss must fight as part of a dangerous test created by her father.
In Chapter 4, as the fight continues, the Secretary continues to try to manipulate Weiss by claiming that her father loves her very much and that she should stay and support him since her sister Winter has left home. However, Weiss refuses to be manipulated and shouts at them to stop. After Weiss defeats the Arma Gigas, the Secretary accompanies Weiss to a sudden charity concert. When Weiss wonders out loud if her father ever knew how hard she was devoted to being the best, the Secretary assures her that he knew very well.
Schnee Corp Operator[edit | edit source]
This unnamed Schnee Corp Operator appears in "A Minor Hiccup", answering Weiss' call to SDC headquarters in Atlas. She is at first surprised to see Weiss, but she reluctantly acquiesces to her request for some sensitive documents. She offers to patch Weiss through to Jacques Schnee, her father and to Winter Schnee, her sister, but Weiss turns down both of these offers.
The Operator has blue eyes and light brown hair cropped neatly into short bangs, and she wears a grayish-brown Atlesian uniform.
Interestingly, a character with a very similar appearance, but with green eyes instead of blue, is shown standing next to Ironwood, Penny Polendina and a squad of Atlesian soldiers in the Volume 2 Opening.
She was voiced by Emily McBride, the former online store manager at Rooster Teeth.
Trophy Wife and Husband[edit | edit source]
The Trophy Wife and Husband show up in "Tipping Point" and are present during the Schnee Dust Company's charity event, discussing the attack of Vale and how the Kingdom got what it deserved. Weiss overhears their conversation and becomes enraged. She begins yelling at them and the other guests. Under emotional stress, Weiss summons a white Boarbatusk that charges towards the Trophy Wife. James Ironwood saves the woman before the creature can attack her. She demands for Weiss to be arrested, but Ironwood scorns the crowd instead.
They are voiced by Felecia Angelle and Chris Kokkinos.
Stephanie Santiago[edit | edit source]
The name Stephanie means "crown", bringing gold colors to mind. Santiago means "saint", bringing white colors to mind.
Atlas Mission Board[edit | edit source]
- Amber Ackley. Amber is fossilized tree resin, and it typically takes on a brownish yellow-orange. Ackley means 'oak-meadow. Named after Amber Ackley.
- David Tilton. The name David comes from the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved." Tilton means "farmstead or village of a man called Tila." Tila is a personal name from Old English. Tilt is a Saxon word meaning "tent". Named after David Tilton.
- Mae Levine. Mae is an English name meaning "pearl." Levine comes from the Hebrew name Levi, meaning "join." Additionally, Levine could sound like ravine, which is a body of water, bringing shades of blue to mind.
- Rebecca Migl. Rebecca could be a reference to Rebecca Purple. Named after Rebecca Mig.
- Urban McLafferty. Urban brings grays to mind. McLafferty is a ridiculous sounding name, sure to make you laugh and think of happy colors. Named after Urban McLafferty.
- Cesar Altagracia. Cesar comes from the Latin word "caesaries" meaning 'head of hair,' bringing different hair colors to mind, such as black, gray, white, blond, orange, red, and brown. Named after Cesar Altagracia.
- Leonel Pecina. Leonel is a Greek name meaning "young lion", bringing golden colors to mind. Pecina is a Spanish nickname meaning "mud". Named after Leonel Pecina.
- Joel Mann. Joel is a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh Is God", bringing whites and golds to mind. Named after Joel Mann.
- Jimmiek Rankin. Jimmiek is a portmanteau of Jim and Miek. Jim, short for James, is an English name meaning 'supplanter', bringing grays to mind. Miek is short for Michael, which is a Hebrew name meaning 'Who is like God?', bringing golds and whites to mind. Rankin comes from the English name Rand, meaning "living on riverbank." A riverbank is a body of water, bringing shades of blue to mind. Named after Jimmiek Rankin.
- Brandon Bruce. Brandon is an English name meaning "hill covered with broom." Broom is a prolific weed. Also, "From the beacon hill." A hill is an elevated landform and brings to mind green due to grass and plants. Named after Brandon Bruce.
- Ryan Williams. Ryan is an Irish name meaning "little king", bringing golds to mind. Named after Ryan Williams.
- Ethan Marler. Marler is an occupational name for someone who hewed or quarried marl, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of clay soil. This brings shades of brown to mind. Named after Ethan Marler.
- Jack Banta. Jack could be short for Jackpot, which is a dark shade of orange. It could also refer to a Jack in a card game, bringing red and black to mind. Banta is probably a habitational name for someone from Bant, in the 17th century an island in Friesland, now the village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder. This brings greens and blues to mind. Alternatively, the way the name is written on the Mission Board, "Banta, Jack" could loosely resemble "Vantablack", one of the darkest colors and paints ever produced. Named after Jack Banta.
- Tim Reed. Tim is a Greek name meaning "Honored by God", bringing golds and whites to mind. A reed is a type of plant, bringing greens to mind. Named after Tim Reed.
- Viola Varga. Viola is a Latin name meaning violet.
- Ariana Filippini. Ariana means "Lioness of God", bringing golds to mind. Named after Ariana Filippini.
- Sean Stephenson. Sean is an Irish name meaning "gift from God", bringing whites and golds to mind. Stephenson means "son of the crown", bringing golds to mind. Named after Sean Stephenson
- Rachel Doda. Rachel is a Hebrew name meaning "ewe/female sheep", bringing whites, grays, and blacks to mind. Named after Rachel Doda.
- Reid Fagerquist. Reid means "red-haired one". Named after Reid Fagerquist
- Erin Winn. Erin is a Gaelic name meaning "peace", bringing calm colors to mind. Winn is derived from the Welsh word "gwyn", which means "fair" or "white". Named after Erin Winn.
- Taylor Hasting. Taylor is a French name meaning "cutter", bringing steel colors to mind. Named after Taylor Hasting.
- Scott Zenteno. Scott is a Scottish name meaning "speaker". Electronic speakers are usually black, while speakers could also be people who give speeches, nowadays using a silver microphone to do so. Named after Scott Zenteno.
- Onyx Churmon. Onyx is a black gemstone.
Penny Project Scientists[edit | edit source]
Pietro Polendina, Arthur Watts and three other scientists were tasked by Ironwood to find the next breakthrough in defense technology. Pietro's idea was a robot capable of generating an Aura. Much to his surprise, his Penny Project was chosen over all the other proposals.
Following the completion of the Penny Project, one of the scientists present in the photo went on to work as a developer for Human Nextwork, an in-universe game-development company known for developing RWBY: Amity Arena. While they all had rivalries, the developer and Watts shared an ingenuity for creating "killing machines", as well as a close friendship which had been thought to overcome what bickering they had. However, this was proven wrong after Watts faked his death in the Paladin Incident to take revenge against Ironwood and Pietro.
Madame[edit | edit source]
The Madam of the Glass Unicorn was the business owner and adoptive "mother" of Cinder Fall. Having adopted and taken in Cinder from her Children's home in Mistral in order to have her work within her establishment as free labor.
Sometime in her past, the Madam had given birth to her two daughters and ran the Glass Unicorn, it is unknown if she was ever married or what happened to her husband if she had one. However due to needing more help to properly run the Hotel and likely not wanting to use her own wealth to pay for the wages of an entire staff, the Madam had apparently opted to instead procure an alternative method to acquire the needed help.
Journeying to Mistral, the Madam had gone and visited a Children's Home for Orphans in order to "adopt" a child. During her time in the home, the Madame had noticed and apparently selected the young Cinder Fall, as her adoptive daughter and proceeded to then bring her to her home kingdom of Atlas.
After introducing Cinder to her establishment and her two biological daughters, the Madam proceeded to explain to Cinder of her new chores and duties to help running the Hotel before giving her a loaf of bread to eat of the floor and ordering her to hurry up in order to get started on her new duties.
During her time "raising" Cinder, it was evident that the Madam was incredibly sadistic, amoral and abusive to the young girl, with her having made a point of barely feeding her, making her do all the needed house work for the entire hotel singlehandedly, granting her subhuman conditions to live by only giving her a old abandoned store room as her "bedroom" and her having literally forced her to wear a shock collar disguised as a necklace in order to shock her as punishments for any mistakes or blunders she makes or simply due to the fact that it amused her. The Madame was also shown to enable the bullying and abusive behaviors of her two biological daughters towards her "step-daughter".
Ultimately she would face her end after being killed by Cinder in retaliation for her treatment of her alongside her two children after pushing Cinder to the limit.
Despite having been killed by her, its been shown that the Madame's negative influence is still abundant within Cinder's mind due to abuse leaving deep psychological scars within her psyche. This is seen where Cinder herself unconsciously incorporated several of the Madam's personality traits into her own behavior and personality, notably the Madam's cruelty, sadism and controlling tendencies.
She is voiced by Linda Leonard.
Step-Sisters[edit | edit source]
The Madam of the Glass Unicorn was also shown to have two biological daughters who acted as her assistants in managing and running their hotel alongside their mother and were the adoptive "sisters" to Cinder.
Similarly to their mother, the Two Sisters where shown to be just as amoral, sadistic and abusive towards their "step-sister" and greatly enjoyed tormenting her due to her situation as essentially being their personal slave. This is seen where the two greatly enjoyed increasing Cinder's workload by purposefully making messes and laughed whenever she made mistakes or blunders. The two were also shown having made point of trying to purposefully getting her into trouble with their mother if anything happens as much as they can, implying that the two were aware of their mother's methods of "punishing" Cinder and were sadistically delighted by it. The two were usually shown being typically having a haughty and arrogant look/demeanor in their faces when facing Cinder due to the difference in their "status" in their home.
It was implied that the two sisters were also somewhat responsible for keeping tabs on Cinder for their mother, with the two having implied to have either been spying on Cinder in her room or going through her things due to having found her recently gifted weapon from her mentor.
Eventually their abusive behavior towards their "step-sister" got them killed, where after they found Cinder's sword and reported it to their mother and confronted her about it. Although what exactly happened is unknown, its been implied that their mother and the sister had apparently pushed Cinder to the edge and caused her to snap, causing her to kill them due to no longer wanting to endure their abuse and as vengeance for their treatment of her before proceeding to kill their mother after their own deaths.
Both sisters are voiced by Amanda Lee, also known as AmaLee.
Tortuga[edit | edit source]
Tortuga likely alludes to the tortoise from The Tortoise and the Hare Aesop's Fable. This could also imply there may be some connection with them and Harriet Bree.
Mantle[edit | edit source]
Drunk Mann and Drinking Buddy[edit | edit source]
Drunk Mann and Drinking Buddy are characters seen sporadically throughout Volume 7. They are citizens of Mantle, first seen in "The Greatest Kingdom" getting into a drunken argument with Blake Belladonna after overhearing her saying Mantle appears to be an awful city. They claim that the state of Mantle and Atlas was brought on by helping other Kingdoms and they should just leave them to rot. Mann is then thrown into a dumpster by Weiss after he mocks Blake for being a Faunus. As both leave, Buddy recognises Weiss and tries to chase after her but trips and falls in a drunken stupor.
Drinking Buddy is later seen in "Sparks" throwing a trash can at a broadcast screen after Jacques announces the closure of all SDC Operations, causing a riot to start in Mantle. Drinking Buddy is arrested for the riot in Mantle in "A Night Off" while Drunk Mann is also later seen in the same episode voting during the election, although who he votes for isn't shown. In "Cordially Invited", they are later seen together witnessing a snowfall in Mantle. In "As Above, So Below", they are once again seen together with the crowd creating a bonfire with stolen fire Dusts from the shops to keep themselves warm as possible during the riot.
Drunk Mann is voiced by Joel Mann and Drinking Buddy is voiced by Dustin Matthews, and the characters are caricatures of said animators.
Thirsty Moms[edit | edit source]
The "Thirsty Moms" are a group of women who appear in "Sparks" fawning over Huntsman Jaune Arc as he escorts their children home from school. One woman insistingly gives Jaune a casserole which he awkwardly accepts. Jaune's response of "Oh, another casserole." implies that this is a reoccurring event which has already happened several times with these mothers. Nora smirks while watching this, commenting how it's definitely the haircut that has them acting this way towards Jaune.
In "A Night Off", two of the mothers are later seen being arrested by the Atlas Military for participating in the Mantle riots. Later that night, the same two, and a third among the mothers can be seen amongst those killed by Tyrian Callows during the massacre at Robyn Hill's rally.
Mantle Miners[edit | edit source]
The Mantle Miners are Human and Faunus workers in Mantle employed primarily by the Schnee Dust Company, serving to find and mine Dust for the monopoly. Despite having equal pay, Faunus workers find they are discriminated against in labor, often being undervalued by their employers.
Ilia Amitola's Parents[edit | edit source]
Ilia Amitola's Parents were miners in Mantle for the Schnee Dust Company, having been killed when an unstable mine exploded and caved in on them. It is heavily implied that Ilia's parents worked in the Schnee Dust Company Mine 2, seen in "Ace Operatives".
This event caused Ilia to join the White Fang in order to avenge them.
Ivy Brown[edit | edit source]
Ivy Brown ran for a seat on the Atlesian Council at the same time as Jacques Schnee, Robyn Hill, and Pearl Wistier.
Ivy is a genus of plant. Brown is a popular color.
Pearl Wistier[edit | edit source]
Pearl Wistier ran for a seat on the Atlesian Council at the same time as Jacques Schnee, Robyn Hill, and Ivy Brown.
A pearl is a type of gemstone. Wistier comes from wisteria, a lavender flower.
Fiona's Uncle[edit | edit source]
Fiona Thyme's Uncle is a Faunus man from the Mantle Crater who first appeared in Divide helping Oscar Pine. He is later seen helping out in the Mantle evacuation led by his niece and the Happy Huntresses.
He is a short man with a moustache and small glasses. He is a badger Faunus and his traits are badger hands and claws.
Crimson[edit | edit source]
Crimson is voiced by César Altagracia.
References[edit | edit source]
- RWBY: Before the Dawn
- RWBY Volume 3 Episode 9: "PvP" - Credits
- RWBY Volume 2 Episode 3: "A Minor Hiccup" - Credits
- RWBY: Amity Arena Watts card bio
- RWBY Volume 7 Crew Commentary - Chapter 7
- Erin Winn's Twitter