Olive Gashley is a character from RWBY: Before the Dawn. She is a student from Shade Academy who is drafted into Team ROSC after the teams are reshuffled.


Olive is described as being a wolf Faunus with ears as her trait.


After the Shade Academy Initiation, Olive is drafted into Team ROSC.

Olive is present for Team ROSC's mission in the Wastelands, in which she and her team keep perimeter watch around the desert while on the alert for the creatures of Grimm. During one such patrol, she, Scarlet David, and Reese Chloris search for a missing Coco Adel after they realize she's alone in the desert. They find Carmine Esclados in the Wastelands and engage her in combat while Coco manages to escape being buried alive. As Team ROSC fumbles to try and defeat Carmine, the group is approached by Death Stalkers, who give the rogue Huntress an opportunity to escape.

Team ROSC makes an escape to a nearby Dust refinery, where they engage in a long struggle against the Grimm. Olive uses her pike to fend off a Ravager as the team runs low on supplies. Eventually the four are saved by Fox Alistair, Sage Ayana, Nolan Porfirio, and Octavia Ember. The group then finds the Crown Bunker, and Coco uses her Semblance to boost the Gravity Dust in Olive's weapon. After uncovering the entrance Nolan stays outside while the others discover Rosa Schwein and Gillian Asturias discussing preparations to wage war with the City of Vacuo. They make a retreat to Shade Academy.

She participates in the Battle of Shade.

Powers and Abilities

Olive is a wolf Faunus who has enhanced hearing and eyesight. Her weapon of choice is an awl pike which uses Gravity Dust to improve her attacks.


  • Olive is a shade of green as well as a well known species of fruit tree.
  • Gashley is likely a mix of Ashley (meaning "ash tree meadow") and gash (a long deep slash, cut, or wound).
  • Olive alludes to "The Gashlycrumb Tinies".[1]
    • One line is "O is for Olive run through with an awl", likely the source for her name and weapon.


Minor Characters
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