Volume 1

The First Step

♫ It's morning! It's morning! It's morning! It's morning! ♫
—Nora, demonstrating that she is a morning person
We've been friends for soooooooo long! What are the odds we'd still be together? Well, not 'together-together'... Not that I'm not saying that you're not handsome; you are handsome, but that'd just be weird, right?
—Nora, rambling to Lie Ren
Maybe we can bribe the headmaster. No, that won't work, he has a school.
—Nora, talking to Ren about getting on the same team
I know! We'll have some sort of signal! Like a distress signal! (gasps) A secret signal so we can find each other in the forest! Can you imitate a sloth?
—Nora, talking about her 'plans' with Ren

The Emerald Forest

—Nora, while poking at Ren

Players and Pieces

Aww, it's broken!
—Nora, after the Ursa she was riding dies
♫ I'm queen of the castle, I'm queen of the castle ♫
—Nora, after getting her relic
—Nora, coming in between Yang Xiao Long and Ruby Rose
Let's do this!
—Nora, to Jaune Arc, to help battle the Death Stalker
—Nora, when beating the Death Stalker


So, there we were, in the middle of the night...
—Nora, beginning her story about a recurring dream
Ooh! We'll break his legs!
—Nora, offering to help Jaune with his bully problem

Volume 2

Best Day Ever

Off with their heads!
—Nora, at the beginning of the food fight at the Beacon Academy cafeteria

Welcome to Beacon

—Nora, after waking up
—Nora, bemoaning the fickle ways of women

Burning the Candle

We're actually not "together-together..."
—Nora, to Jaune
Practice what you preach, Pyrrha.
—Nora, giving advice to Pyrrha

Dance Dance Infiltration

This. Is. Happening!
—Nora, to Ren

Search and Destroy

Save the world?! You're going on world-saving missions without us?! I'm hurt! Sad! Maybe a little hungry. That last one's not your fault...
—Nora, to Team RWBY

Volume 3

Round One

Oh! Aim at the enemy!
—Nora, about puking
We've got a world-renowned fighter on our team, what's basically a ninja, I can bench five of me... Jaune... We've trained all year, our weapons are awesome, Glynda barely yells at us anymore and... Uhh... Jaune!
—Nora, about their chances in the tournament
Don't be so nervous! The worst that could happen is we lose! Then it's just a few more years of walking around school with everyone knowing we're failures, our friends will slowly abandon us to preserve their social status, we won't be able to show our faces in class, no-one will sit with us in the cafeteria, and Ren and I have no parents so we have no home left to go to, we'll be officially renamed Team LOSE-iper! *manic sobbing*
—Nora, on the prospect of losing and revealing that she and Ren are orphans

New Challengers...

No, silly, not 'a flower'! 'Flour,' like in baking.
—Nora, about "Flower Power"
Oooh, I sense hesitation.
—Nora, after Pyrrha expresses doubt about Jaune's tactics
YEAH! Team ears only!
—Nora, when Brawnz interrupts the JNPR team meeting


No more moping around! We gotta get your butt in shape for the big fight! It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be the most important fight of your entire life!
—Nora, encouraging Pyrrha for her singles fight
If it looks the same coming up as it does going down, then there's something wrong!
—Nora to Ren, about his energy juice

End of the Beginning

But we wouldn't be here if we weren't up for it.
—Nora to Ruby, about their journey to Haven

Volume 4

The Next Step

I still think a grenade launcher would've really brought the look together.
—Nora, about Jaune's new look


You know, that actually explains a lot.
—Nora, on Jaune having seven sisters
Should we bury him?
—After the Dying Huntsman passes

Tipping Point

Well, what if she doesn't want to go with you?
—Nora to Tyrian Callows, protecting Ruby

A Much Needed Talk

Seriously? Now you're tired of telling us stories?
—Nora, calling Qrow Branwen out on being evasive in answering

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

We don't have time for safe! If we make it to Mistral, we'll bring back help! If we don't, at least we'll have a better view of the land! Up there, we can see if there's somewhere else we can go!
—Nora, suggesting that Team RNJR split
We always have.
—Nora, in response to Jaune telling Ren and Nora to take care of each other


I'm scared...
—Young Nora, to young Ren as they hide during the destruction of Kuroyuri
Easy's no fun anyway.
—Nora, to Ren as they hike up the mountain

No Safe Haven

No. I won't let you kill yourself like this. After everything we've been through, I won't let it end.
—Nora, to Ren

Volume 5

Welcome to Haven

So, is this not going at all like anyone thought it would?
—Nora, after meeting Professor Lionheart

Unforeseen Complications

This is perfect! We were stuck at a dead end, but now, we can just take little cute boy Ozpin to Lionheart and have him set things straight!
—Nora, suggesting they bring Oscar to Lionheart

Lighting the Fire

Oh, got shocked by lighting, didn't die. Crazy Thursday!
—Nora explaining to Oscar how she found out her semblance

The More the Merrier

They... they really are magic...
—Nora, after witnessing Raven Branwen's transformation


I don't need him to hurt. I just need him to GO DOWN!
—Nora, about to swing at Hazel Rainart

Volume 6


We... heard what you said to Cinder, at Haven. You're not being fair to yourself. We love you, just like we loved Pyrrha. We're teammates, family.
—Nora, to Jaune

The Lady in the Shoe

You get back here with my man!
—Nora, firing at Cordovin's mech, which Ren was perched on top of

Volume 7

Pomp and Circumstance

Hi. Do you need a new best friend? Our pair name can be… THUNDER THIGHS!!!
—Nora, to Elm Ederne
Finally! Someone said it. Let's kill some cake, huh? Because I can eat two slices before Ren even eats one. Who says I can't? Who says it, huh!?
—Nora, about eating cake

A Night Off

Ren, what's going on? Why won't you just talk to me?
—Nora, to Ren after their bickering
Then screw talking!
—Nora, to Ren before she gives him a surprise kiss

Worst Case Scenario

Don't make it sound trivial when you know it isn't. You keep talking about how we just need a little more time, but you're not the one having to struggle.
—Nora, to Ironwood about his decision on declaring martial law
They're bearing all of it! The longer this waiting game goes on, the harder each day gets for people down there and now you wanna send in more soldiers? You can't just force people to fall in line. If you do that, you'll just be trading all of these problems for the Grimm!
—Nora, to Ironwood

Volume 8


But this isn't about just Atlas. Ruby's right. It's about all of Remnant. They need to know in Vacuo, in Mistral, in Vale, what's coming. So they can prepare.
—Nora, to Ren about Amity Communications Tower


Oh, and of course Ren is- um.. I don't know what he is. Every time I think the two of us are making progress, he… (sighs) We've been together our whole lives but I feel like I understand him less now than ever. And I don't know if that's his fault or mine.
—Nora talking about her relationship with Ren
I don't actually know who I am… Without Ren. Pretty sad, huh?
—Nora, to Weiss and Blake
Like what? Be strong and hit stuff?
—Nora, about her identity without Ren
That was pretty awesome.
—Nora, before she passes out after she overused her Semblance


Now what am I good for?
—Nora, after being knocked out from pushing her Semblance's limits.


Hey... No one's going to make you do anything you don't want to do.
—Nora, to Penny
It's just a part of you. Don't forget about the rest.
—Nora, to Penny


Don’t apologize. I got hurt doing what I always do, just another ditsy move from Nora.
—Nora, to Jaune
How would you know? We were supposed to be a team, but that didn’t matter to you. When things went wrong you pushed us away. You shove people out so you don’t have to feel things that are hard!
—Nora, to Ren
Ren, I just wish, I mean, why didn’t you say anything? So we failed as a team, but we succeed as a team too.
—Nora, to Ren about them being a team
Well, you’re wrong. All I do is make dumb jokes and smash things with a hammer.
—Nora, to Ren
When my mom ran from the Grimm and left me behind, you found me. We became Ren and Nora. But I realized on this mission apart, I don’t know who “Just Nora” is. And if I’m ever going to find out, then I have to do it alone. Because I’ve always loved you, Lie Ren, and that pretty head on your shoulders seems like it’s doing a lot better. But I still got to get mine sorted out before I can be the partner you need. Is that...okay?
—Nora, to Ren
Yes you can! It’s just a part of you, remember? If you were only a machine, you never could have fought back for this long.
—Nora, to Penny
Guys, she has to go to the Vault.
—Nora, to everyone about Penny

RWBY: Amity Arena

Nora Valkyrie is the resident "heavy" weapons specialist of team JNRR. (Miss Valkyrie INSISTED) Her warhammer is indeed heavy, but even as a gun, it maintains its majesty as a multiple grenade launcher. If she can't smash you from up close, well... she'll STILL smash you from afar in one way or another. Also, Nora thinks it's cute when Ruby tries to compare weapons with her, because Ruby can argue all she wants, but Nora knows who's got the loudest boom in the room. Furthermore, Crescent Rose has too many precision parts, who has time for maintaining something like that?! There are pancakes out there to be eaten! "I still think a grenade launcher would've really brought the look together." -Nora
RWBY: Amity Arena
A girl with the subtlety of a lightning bolt, Nora Valkyrie's thunderous cries for pancakes and violence can always be heard in the halls of Beacon Academy. Many pity Lie Ren, who picks up after Nora, but few know that she is his salvation. "BOOP!" -Nora"
RWBY: Amity Arena
RWBY/Justice League
Minor Characters