Events

Battles

Participants Episode(s) Result
Oscar vs. Lionheart Won
Oscar vs. Hazel "Vault of the Spring Maiden" Interrupted (Ozpin took over)
Argus Limited vs. Manticores and Sphinx "Argus Limited" Won
Ruby's Party vs. Cordovin Won
Mantle vs. Sabyrs "The Greatest Kingdom Won
Oscar and Team JNR vs. Team FNKI "Sparks" Won
Oscar and Team JNR vs. Neo "The Enemy of Trust" Lost
Oscar vs. The Hound Captured
Oscar and Hazel vs. Salem "Witch" Won
Team JNR, Oscar, Emerald and Winter vs. Ironwood "Creation" Won

Background

Oscar's home was with his aunt on a farm somewhere in the Kingdom of Mistral.

Several months after the Fall of Beacon, Oscar's soul was joined with that of Professor Ozpin, and he became the most recent incarnation of the ancient warrior Ozma.

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Daily Life on a Farm

Oscar the farmboy

When Oscar is first seen, he wakes up from a dream and begins doing chores around the farm.

After he finishes his work and heads back into the barn with his tools, he notices something strange in the mirror. Looking at his reflection, he nervously calls out "Hello?". After a pause, he hears Ozpin introduce himself and flies backward into a stack of hay. His aunt calls out from the farmhouse and tells him to be careful with his tools.

In the middle of the night, he refuses to follow Ozpin's orders to leave the farm and go to the city of Mistral.

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Journey to the City of Mistral

Oscar finds Qrow Branwen.

An unspecified amount of time later, Oscar decides to leave the farm and begin his journey to the City of Mistral. He encounters Hazel Rainart, who Ozpin tells him is not someone to be taken lightly. He boards the train and sees an advertisement for Haven Academy.

After arriving in Mistral, he finds Qrow Branwen in a tavern. Ozpin pressures him to talk, so he asks Qrow to return The Long Memory. Oscar accompanies a drunk Qrow back to the house in Mistral where he and Team RNJR are staying. At first, the team are confused and very suspicious of Oscar's unexpected appearance. As the inebriated Qrow incoherently rambles, claiming "[he] found him", Oscar introduces himself to the team as Oscar Pine and Professor Ozpin.

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In Mistral

Oscar sits as Team RNJR wonders about his identity. He shares quite an awkward moment with Ruby Rose, saying he never met Huntsmen before with Ruby responding saying that she has never met a person with two souls as well and she told him that it was a first time for all of them. Then, Oscar gives Ozpin control over his body and is present mentally when Ozpin reveals his true nature. Ozpin plans that the group gather more Huntsmen and train before ensuring the safety of the Relic of Knowledge. As a part of this, Oscar questions what Ozpin means that Oscar must strengthen his body and Aura.

Oscar trains with Team RNJR outside. He practices hand-to-hand combat with Ruby only to be knocked down after not engaging his Aura. He gives Ozpin physical control, and after Ozpin spars with Ruby, Oscar is visibly tired from the energy spent. He learns the difficulty of training his Aura and that he can eventually unlock his Semblance with enough practice.

Oscar feels he has had the cane for lifetimes.

One night, Oscar trains by himself with The Long Memory in the training room when Ruby comes downstairs. He admits he feels as if he has had the weapon for more than a lifetime. After Ruby encourages him that he will be ready for combat in no time, Oscar admits his fears of the inevitable conflict. When she tries to cheer him up, he bursts in anger as to how she seems so calm in the midst of all the chaos surrounding her. After Oscar calms down, Ruby shares how she lost two of her dearest friends - Pyrrha Nikos and Penny Polendina. She admits she is frightened because Salem is willing to kill both her enemies and innocent bystanders, but she is moving forward in memory of her fallen friends because they would have done the same for her. As she goes back upstairs, Ruby acknowledges Oscar for his bravery and perseverance. Ozpin remarks that despite Ruby's faults, she possesses a spark to inspire others even in dark times. Oscar concludes that their situation is tough on Ruby, to Ozpin's agreement.

On a later day, Oscar watches as Ruby reunites with two of her old teammates - Yang Xiao Long and Weiss Schnee. After the former Beacon students have dinner together, Oscar allows Ozpin to take control and catch up with everyone about what they have learned. When he regains control of his body, Oscar finds himself touching Yang's shoulder and pulls back nervously.

One morning, Oscar tells Qrow that Ozpin wishes to speak with him.

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Battle of Haven

Oscar is confronted by Hazel.

On the night of the full moon, Oscar and his allies travel to Haven to meet with Lionheart, and they are ambushed by Raven Branwen, Vernal, Hazel and Cinder's faction. As fighting breaks out, Oscar walks to Lionheart, reveals himself as Ozpin's host and begins to attack. Throughout the fight, Oscar is on the offense, but the fight abruptly stops when Weiss is fatally impaled by Cinder Fall. Finding Ruby knocked out by Emerald Sustrai, Oscar knocks Lionheart away and rushes to Ruby's side to wake her up. After Lionheart exposes Oscar's identity as Ozpin's reincarnation to Hazel, Hazel attacks him. Even when he is at a great disadvantage, Oscar refuses to let Ozpin take over because he needs to fight. When he learns about the death of Hazel's younger sister Gretchen, Oscar defends Ozpin by stating that she made the choice of becoming a Huntress. He then loses consciousness when Ozpin commandeers his body against his wishes.

Oscar passes out from overexertion.

After the battle concludes, Ozpin rests within Oscar's consciousness, with the young boy telling Qrow that he used up too much energy fighting. Oscar then tells Qrow one more message from Ozpin - that they need to get the Relic to Atlas - before losing consciousness from exhaustion.

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Journey to Atlas

As they recover back at the house, Oscar and his allies learn more about the Relic of Knowledge from Ozpin, as it can answer three questions every one hundred years but they have already been used.

Two weeks following the Battle of Haven, Oscar prepares with his friends to ride a train to Argus to find a way to the kingdom of Atlas. After witnessing Dee and Dudley making fools out of themselves, Oscar tells everyone that seeing fools like them makes him relieved that they are not entrusted with protecting the world.

Pleading with Dudley to stop the turrets

While on the train, they are attacked by the Grimm, and Oscar angrily tells Ozpin that he has things under control due to the incident back in Haven. On the roof, he is tasked by Qrow to get Dudley to turn off the turrets because they are just attracting the Grimm to the passengers. When the train reaches a tunnel, Oscar tries to tend to an injured Dudley when the others arrive. As they start formulating a plan to have Ren use his Semblance to mask the emotions of the passengers to get them away from the Grimm with Jaune's help, Ozpin takes over Oscar's body, informs everyone that the Grimm are also attracted to the Relic. Eventually, it is decided that Team JNPR will get the passengers to the front cars while Oscar, Team RWBY and Qrow fend off the Grimm in the back. After a hard-fought battle, the train crashes into the snow and the heroes are met by Maria Calavera.

As they recover, Oscar agrees with the frustrated heroes, saying they deserve an explanation on why Ozpin withheld information on the Relic after promising not to lie to them. Ozpin forcefully takes over Oscar's body, defending himself and his reasoning for keeping the late Lionheart's betrayal a secret. Ozpin realizes he does not have the Relic, and when he requests Ruby give it to him, Oscar takes over his body. Oscar struggles and tells them that Ozpin is hiding information on the lamp and that calling for Jinn will summon her. Ruby calls for Jinn, and the world around them stops. Jinn, a being made by the God of Light, appears from the lamp and introduces herself. She says there are two questions remaining for their current time period. Ozpin takes control of Oscar's body, and Jinn recognizes him as everyone realizes Ozpin's blatant lie. Ozpin begs Ruby to refrain from asking anything, but she asks Jinn what Ozpin is hiding from them. Oscar is present as Jinn reveals that once upon a time, Salem was a lonely human girl stuck in a tower.

Oscar and Ozma

The heroes then learn of Oscar's first incarnation as Ozma, and how he was tasked by the God of Light to defeat Salem and save mankind. But they are all shocked when they find that Ozpin cannot defeat his former lover and that he does not have a plan to stop her once and for all. Upon seeing that he has lost all faith from his allies, Qrow punches him and Ozpin seals himself away in his mind, leaving the farm boy scared, confused and in pain as it took effect when he was given back control over his body. As the tension in the group rises, Maria steps up, helps Oscar to his feet and directs them to a nearby trail. When given The Long Memory by Ruby, Oscar asks if he is just going to be another life for the Headmaster, only for Ruby's assurance to be struck down by Qrow. Following the trail, the heroes come across Brunswick Farms and enter to take shelter from the snowstorm.

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Nightmare of Brunswick Farms

After Qrow breaks down the front door of the main house so they can get inside, everyone searches out the house to find ways to warm themselves. But things become terrifying for the group when Weiss and Yang find a pair of decomposed corpses on the bed in the master bedroom. As the group gathers around the fire in the living room, they learn from Qrow that everyone else on the estate also supposedly died while they slept, and they have no other choice but to spend the night at the manor until the storm clears. As Ruby suggests that there should be supplies for them to use, Oscar adds that they might be able to find a car. He then stays in the living room with Maria to tend to the fire as the others search for food and transport.

Oscar and Blake are "tired".

That night, Oscar learns from Maria that the books she has been reading are the journals of Bartleby, the founder of the estate, and that the farmers were able to get by for a while until complications slowed down productions. The group then go to sleep so that they can leave in the morning. The next day, they are prepared to go when Qrow's Semblance flattens one of the tires. As Ruby tries to lift the group's spirit by reason that this is what they signed up for, Oscar counters that they wanted to save the world, not delay the inevitable. Soon, most of the group want to leave the Relic of Knowledge at the bottom of the nearby well so that Salem will have a challenge finding it. When Ruby unintentionally drops the lamp down the well and the team goes after it, Oscar is tasked by Qrow to fix the tire. He uses an air machine to pump the tire and is just about finished when he is yelled at by Yang that they needed to go. Once everyone is on the flatbed, the group quickly escape from Brunswick Farms. The group learns from Maria that the deaths of the farm estate were caused by the Apathy, which Bartleby attempted to use to cut costs on Huntsman protection. Oscar then reads the farmer's last entry: that he was able to capture a pair of the Apathy and placed them in the cellar, and planned on sealing the water entrance to keep them caged. But the plan backfired when the rest of the pack followed their missing pair and killed the farmers by draining them of their willpower.

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A Brief Respite

The group then listens to Maria's past as a Silver-Eyed Warrior as the legendary Grimm Reaper, who was sadly blinded when she was younger and went into hiding out of fear. Then Ruby gets a call on her Scroll from Jaune, and then they later find that they have reached Argus. Outside the city walls, they meet up with Jaune, Ren and Nora, the last of whom energetically knocks Oscar over. After riding on the trolley through the city, they go to Cotta-Arc house and meet Saphron, Terra and Adrian, and they enjoy a meal of sandwiches.

Oscar is pinned to the wall by Jaune.

The next day, the group approaches the base to find a way to Atlas, but Caroline Cordovin, the special operative in charge of Argus, refuses passage to all but Weiss. The gate closes on them and Qrow goes to drink, leaving Oscar and Ruby with discouraged looks when Nora believes that Ozpin might come up with a plan. Back at the house, Oscar and Team RWBY informs Jaune's group about Ozpin and Salem, leaving them furious. When Oscar tries to calm them down by saying that they are not the enemy, he is suddenly pinned on the wall by Jaune, who angrily shouts if Oscar is really Ozpin pretending to be the farm boy. Ruby manages to stop Jaune from hurting Oscar, but the damage has already been done, as the farm boy is left broken in spirit. When the group splits to have time for themselves, Oscar goes missing, leaving the others worried.

Oscar's new outfit

Oscar finds a new outfit somewhere in Argus and returns to the Cotta-Arc house when everyone is still out looking for him. While baking a casserole for everyone, he opens the front door to all of them. Ecstatic, everyone runs into the house and greets him with questions before Jaune gives a heartfelt apology. Oscar accepts it, saying he was concerned about the same things as Jaune and that he wants to make the most of whatever time he has before Ozpin's consciousness overtakes his. He then listens to Jaune's offered plan of stealing a military airship to get to Atlas. The group is left disheartened when Qrow quickly objects to the idea, but their spirits are lifted when Ruby stands up to her uncle and decides that they should do things their way.

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The Airship Heist

Oscar notices a weak spot in the Colossus.

Oscar is on the cliffside with most of the group as they wait for Weiss and Maria to pick them up with a stolen airship. As he notices Ruby's concern for her uncle, Oscar assures her that it will be okay. The plan starts to fall apart, however, when Blake does not disable the radar, and Cordovin catches Weiss and Maria. As they are about to face the officer's Colossus, the group decides to fight the machine using their small size and numbers to their advantage. Oscar rides with Maria on the airship to search for a weak spot. During the battle, he takes note of the cannon's mechanism before shouting at Ruby to move quickly from an incoming attack. Although the group disables the Colossus' shields, Cordovin turns the tide against them. Oscar and Maria intervene to save Ruby, but the officer throws a missile at them, hitting them.

After Ruby gets to safety, Oscar tells her and the group about his discovery: while the Dust is locked into the cannon before being fired, the missiles are exposed outside. Therefore, a well-placed shot can detonate the missiles and potentially destroy the cannon. Ruby jumps onto the airship and fires at the missiles when they get close, but the attempt fails and the airship is electrocuted with a lightning Dust attack. As Maria is temporarily blinded, Oscar is left to commandeer the ship and they crash land into the trees. He later tends to the elder as she tries to repair her eyes while Ruby confronts Cordovin. The entire group is later baffled when Ruby jumps into the cannon and fires at the charged Dust blast, resulting in the cannon destroyed. But their victory is short-lived as Cordovin calls on her forces to attack the group, causing Oscar to panic and Maria calling everyone so they can escape. Suddenly, they receive word that a Leviathan is coming towards Argus.

After Blake and Yang rejoin the group, they board the ship to get back to Argus and find the Leviathan breaking through the first city shield. The group tries to fly past the battlefield to try to stop the giant Grimm, only to arrive too late as it destroys the last city shield. But the Leviathan is petrified by Ruby and Cordovin finishes it off. The group is then allowed to travel to Atlas by the special operative.

Later that night, the students find themselves amazed of Ruby for her feats back in Argus. But when Oscar becomes the center of attention for saving the ship from crashing, he admits that he was actually by Ozpin. The farm boy is not sure if his previous self has been watching them the entire time, but believes that he was looking out for them. Suddenly they are informed by Qrow that they have finally reached the kingdom of Atlas, and everyone looks through the windows in awe of the floating city. But they are quickly shocked to find the kingdom surrounded by the Atlas air fleet.

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From Mantle to Atlas

Meeting General Ironwood

Cautiously, Oscar and the group decide to fly to Mantle instead of trying to meet Ironwood directly. Along the way they leave the Manta behind and Maria leads them through Mantle to what turns out to be Pietro Polendina's pharmacy. The heroes talk to him and try to ask him to meet Ironwood.

Suddenly, however, an alarm sounds, and Oscar and the group are forced to fight an onslaught of Sabyrs. Penny interrupts the fight and finishes off the last of the Grimm before sharing an oddly heartwarming reunion with the heroes. After Penny leaves to fight more Grimm, the Ace Operatives arrest the heroes for unauthorized weapon use, seizing their weapons and the Relic, and putting them in a transport bound for Atlas. On the airship they meet Forest, a supporter of Robyn Hill. They talk with him about Robyn for a short while before they are delivered to Ironwood and released from their restraints. Shortly after that, Ironwood reveals his plans to the group to reveal Salem to the world through the use of the Amity Communications Tower. Oscar reveals to Ironwood that he is the next incarnation of Ozma, but before he can explain why the former headmaster is missing, Ruby decides to withhold information as to what happened during the events of Volume 6, keeping their knowledge of Ozma's history with Salem a secret and lying about the Relic's questions being used.

Later the group, minus Qrow, is lead to Atlas Academy where they can rest. Oscar questions Ruby on whether keeping the truth hidden is a good idea, but decides to follow her lead. She hands him the Relic of Knowledge for safekeeping in Atlas.

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In Atlas

Oscar trains with Ironwood.

After their mission in the Schnee Dust Company Mine 2 Teams RWBY and JNPR settle into the life of being fully licensed Huntsmen. Meanwhile, Oscar begins to work closely with Ironwood, sparring with him in order to try and rattle Ozpin into showing himself. Oscar also participates in training with Team JNPR in a sparring match with Team FNKI, and later helps Jaune keep track of his training, tracking his recovery time and Semblance. After being ordered to take a night off by Ironwood and Clover Ebi, Oscar decides to go to the movies with Jaune along with Weiss.

Oscar and Ironwood in the Vault.

Following Tyrian Callows' massacre in the election celebration party in the Mantle Warehouse, Ironwood shows Oscar the Atlas Vault housing the Relic of Creation, hoping it might provoke memories since one of his past incarnations had decided to use it to raise Atlas, and that this plan had inspired the Amity project. Ironwood tells Oscar that one day he won't be able to tell himself from Ozpin, and questions what he'd think about his actions. Oscar warns him against his autocratic path, but Ironwood fears weakness, invoking Lionheart. Oscar tells him that he should speak with those he's most afraid to speak with, to which Ironwood responds he's starting to sound like his predecessor. As Ironwood and Oscar leave the vault, Winter Schnee, accompanied by Penny, shows Ironwood an invitation to dinner, hosted by Jacques Schnee, at which Ironwood will be defending his seat

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A Banquet in Schnee Manor

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Oscar attended the dinner at the Schnee Manor, as one of Ironwood's guests, serving as a potential witness in his defense.

After Arthur Watts shuts off the heating in Mantle and Jacques Schnee is arrested, Grimm begin to flood the city, causing Ironwood to panic and try to track Watts, noting that Amity remains safe, Robyn interrupts to ask what Ironwood is hiding, this time openly referring to Amity Communications Tower.

This leads to Robyn's questioning of Ironwood, which is interrupted by Oscar and Clover to request ground support. Robyn insists they evacuate Mantle instead, but Ironwood objects this would leave Atlas vulnerable. Oscar reminds Ironwood of having asked his advice, and pushes him to tell the truth; Ironwood agrees to brief Robyn, Sleet, and Camilla.

As Ruby's Group begins to leave to Mantle, Oscar and Ruby Rose decide to tell Ironwood about Jinn's revelation. As Camilla and Sleet discuss Ironwood's claims, with Robyn thinking silently, Oscar tells Ironwood the truth in private. Ironwood, stunned, opts to focus on the present danger to Mantle. Oscar compliments him on living up to the ideals behind Atlas' raising, to which Ironwood responds he sounds as though he'd been there. Oscar returns to Atlas Academy to keep the Relic of Knowledge safe.

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Fallout With Atlas

Hunted by Neo

After Ironwood's battle with Watts, he finds a glass chess piece in his office, left there by Cinder Fall as a warning that Salem's forces are inside the Academy. Under the panic, he forms a plan to raise the City of Atlas into the atmosphere instead of Amity Tower. There, the city, the two Relics and the Winter Maiden will be safe from Salem.

Upon hearing this, Team RWBY protests that this plan would mean leaving people in Mantle to die due to the evacuation not being complete, but Ironwood and the Ace-Ops refuse to reconsider. Ruby tells her group of his intentions before Ironwood locks her out of communications, issuing an arrest warrant for the group.

Soon, Oscar finds himself hunted by Neopolitan in the Academy's halls, under the orders of Cinder to obtain the Relic. She succeeds but fails to kills Oscar, who has gone missing. Meanwhile, Team JNPR returns to the Academy to find him, seeing only the aftermath of their battle. While searching for him, JNPR finds Neo, who is posing as Oscar, having stolen the Relic of Knowledge. Nora is almost fooled by the disguise, but the real Oscar arrives, striking a blow to her face and taking back the Relic.

Oscar loses the Relic

Neo continues trying to steal the Relic of Knowledge from them. Their fight is interrupted when Atlas Soldiers begin chasing Team JNPR and Oscar, who are still on a wanted list. Oscar is exhausted from his previous encounter with Neo from before Team JNPR found him, and due to his exhaustion, he is unable to keep up with JNPR and becomes lost. Neo, having disguised herself as Nora, hides Oscar from the soldiers and steals the lamp. She then flees, making it past Oscar and Jaune with her agility and then Ren by playing with his feelings for Nora. Due to more interference from Atlas soldiers, she manages to escape.

While Team JNPR and Oscar hide from the soldiers, Ren frustratedly talks about how they have lost the Relic, leading Oscar to start quietly thinking. Before an argument can break out, Pietro Polendina and Maria contact them through their formerly blocked communications. Maria informs the group that they have an escape vehicle and will be coming to get them. While this happens, Oscar sneaks away and soon after tells them that he must do something alone. Team JNPR is unable to pursue him due to being found by the Atlas soldiers.

Oscar confronts James.

Oscar takes the elevator down to the Atlas Vault and tries to talk Ironwood out of his plan to abandon Mantle. At first, Ironwood is uncertain if he's talking to Oscar or Ozpin. Oscar assures James that it's still just him, and explains how he wants to talk things into calming down. He argues that leaving millions in Mantle to die is going to divide the world. James insists that everyone else is unable to see the big picture, leading to Oscar compare him to Salem.

Ironwood informs Oscar that only his friends call him James and to Oscar he's "general", then shoots Oscar off the platform, which breaks Oscar's Aura and causes him to fall into a deep pit. As he falls, Ozpin finally remerges, keeping Oscar from losing his consciousness. This allows Oscar to unlock his magic and blast his way through the bottom of the City of Atlas.

Free fall

During Oscar's free fall, Ozpin talks about fear and its effects on people, and how people find out sooner or later who they become in its clutches. Oscar safely lands in the crater beneath the floating city, asking Ozpin if he's back due to the power he feels. Ozpin explains Oscar actually saved the both of them, and begins to apologize for what had happened in the events of "The Lost Fable" and "So That's How It Is". Oscar interrupts him, and asks Ozpin to help him save the Kingdom of Atlas.

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Capture

Oscar is used by The Hound.

In the slums of the crater beneath Atlas, Oscar is recovers his strength and is taken care of by the Faunus. He is found by [Ruby, Weiss, and Maria, who fly him to a restaurant in Mantle that the Happy Huntresses are using as a base. There, he tells Ozpin that he still needs to keep his return a secret and still has questions for him. When Ruby's Group begins to divide due to different views on whether they should help evacuate Mantle or broadcast Salem's existence to the world, Jaune and Oscar suggest that they split into two for the time, in order to attain both goals. Oscar and Jaune join Yang and Ren in evacuating Mantle.

The group travels to Pietro's pharmacy, taking some HVB Rhino hoverbikes from the building, and aids the citizens reach the Mantle crater, where the Happy Huntresses are planning to hold a defense. On the way, Oscar and Ozpin talk again, in which Oscar tells Ozpin that he didn't want him to return, and that he was finally feeling like himself again. Oscar is dismayed when Ozpin assures him that they're still on the path to become one.

Yang, Jaune, Ren, and Oscar regroup with Fiona Thyme and Joanna Greenleaf, who describes the plan to convert mineshafts into shelters and loot refineries for fuel. Fiona gets a report of a Grimm attack in the east, and Yang, Jaune, Ren, and Oscar go to investigate. When on the job, Oscar is suddenly jumped and mauled at by The Hound, a horrifyingly intelligent which uses Oscar as a shield. When Ren insists The Hound give him back, The Hound says the word "no" out loud. The Hound sprouts wings and flies away with a now-unconscious Oscar. The group uses their bikes to chase after The Hound, but fails to recover him.

Oscar tortured by Salem.

Oscar is taken to Monstra, where he meets Salem for the first time. Salem asks Oscar about the Relic of Choice and the password for the Relic of Knowledge. Oscar admits he does not know about the Crown, but tries to lie about the Lamp having used up all its questions. Seeing through his lie, Salem tortures him with magic and lets Hazel enter the room to continue torturing him through a beating.

After Hazel leaves, Oscar talks with Ozpin about how they have been presented with an opportunity to sabotage Salem's group from the inside. Hazel reenters the room, and Ozpin questions him about why he serves Salem, attempting to talk sense into him. Hazel explains that he views Salem as an unstoppable force of nature, which Ozpin argues isn't the case. Before they can continue the conversation, Ozpin and Hazel are interrupted by Salem, who has Hazel bring Oscar to the bridge.

On the bridge, Salem explains that Watts has contacted Tyrian Callows and told him about how he worked with Ironwood to take control of Penny. She then briefly punishes Cinder for disobeying her and states that she has decided to change her methods to instead lift Cinder up. She orders her to recover Watts and have him lead her to Penny while The Hound also searches for Penny. Ozpin attempts to warn Salem's subordinates that they are helping her bring about the end.

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Escape

Having been returned to the torture chambers, Oscar and Ozpin have a quiet moment of reflection with each other. There, Oscar recounts the fairy tale of the Woman Who Fell Through the World to himself, which Ozpin recognizes. Oscar compares himself to the girl in the excitement she felt about finding a new world, but now understands the sadness she felt when she came back home to find she wasn't the same person anymore. Ozpin tells Oscar he believes their plan has run its course, and offers to use his magic to break them out. However, Oscar tells him he doesn't like using it, as he feels as though their souls merge faster as they do. Shortly after, the cell's door opens as Hazel lifts Oscar off the ground.

He drags Oscar to the room holding the Lamp, and tells Oscar that he's been thinking about their conversation, telling him that if Oscar lied then Hazel would be punished before him; since Hazel doesn't know what will happen when the Lamp activates, he wants him to do it instead. Emerald Sustrai walks in, but instead of intervening, she's also curious about what will happen. Oscar calls upon Jinn, who appears and asks if he has a question for her. After a pause, an amazed Hazel tells her his questions are already answered. He then states that he intends on getting the two of them away from Salem.

Having cast an illusion over Oscar so he appears as a false Hazel, she asks "Hazel" if he will be alright on his own as they run into Salem. When she asks whether Hazel's gotten answers from Oscar yet, he stammers, drawing her suspicions. However, she is distracted by the distant sound of the Seers, alerting her to intruders inside Monstra. Angered, she orders Hazel and Emerald to find them and protect the Lamp, then rushes away. The two run into Yang's Group, who have raced into Monstra to find Oscar. As they prepare to attack, "Hazel" holds his hands in surrender, as Emerald's Semblance disguise disappears to reveal his true identity. Despite Yang's hostility toward Emerald, Ren acknowledges, without his Semblance, that they can trust her because she's just as afraid as they are. Emerald adds that she knows a way out of Monstra.

Just as Oscar, Ren, Yang, Jaune and Emerald reach an exit in Monstra's side, they hear a rumbling sound, which Emerald recognizes in horror to be Salem; seconds later, she bursts through the wall in a blast of magic. Seizing Emerald, she coldly acknowledges that the latter has improved her Semblance. Salem hurls Ren and Jaune back when they attack, then restrains Yang, despite the latter's grenades tearing her torso apart. Oscar yells at her to let the girls go and hits her with an energy beam, causing her to stagger, but recovers quickly and throws Yang into him. She then conjures Shadow Hands, immobilizing all five of them.

Salem threateningly asks a terrified Emerald what she did with the Lamp, which has been taken. When Emerald insists she didn't do anything with it, Salem turns to Oscar, asking why he keeps coming back. Yang throws the question back at her, asking why Salem keeps bringing death and destruction on everyone else just because she didn't get "a fairy-tale ending". She adds that everything and everyone she's lost was due to Salem. When Salem asks who she took from Yang, she tells her she took Summer Rose away, much to Salem's amusement.

Hazel suddenly arrives. Salem orders him to return Oscar to his cell, saying she has "work to do" on Emerald for her betrayal. After glancing at each of the captives, Hazel approaches and grabs Oscar, but mutters "no more Gretchens, boy" in his ear, and slips him his cane. Just as Salem is about to torture Emerald, Hazel knocks her backward with a punch, releasing her grip on the others.

Oscar uses his powers to temporarily incapacitate Salem

With that, he turns around and sucker punches Salem, injecting himself with Dust as Emerald watches in horror and sadness. Hazel attacks his former master, giving the group enough time to escape as the two begin to battle. Salem quickly bests Hazel, but just as she's about to kill him, she senses Oscar using magic. She lunges at the boy, only to be wrestled out by Hazel. As Shadow Hands begin to strangle Hazel, he bites into a piece of Fire Dust, lighting himself and Salem on fire. As Salem screams in rage, Hazel urges Oscar to "do it". Oscar activates the cane, which releases a green forcefield followed by a blast of light that engulfs all three of them.

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Reunion and a New Plan

Near Monstra's corpse, Jaune heals Oscar, and Yang receives a call from Blake who wants to know if Yang's Group is alright. Oscar and Ren look over at Emerald who is on her knees in the ash, mourning Hazel. Through the Scroll, Weiss sends Yang a map of where to access a subway tunnel and what route to take from there.

As Yang's Group walks through a subway tunnel, they discuss what to do with Emerald. Oscar wants to work with her, while Yang opposes. Emerald wants to leave, but Jaune does not want her to go free because of how she helped Cinder. Ren agrees with Oscar, stating that their actions should not come from fear. Through this conversation, Oscar ends up revealing to the group that Ozpin has returned and wants to help them. He tells them that Ozpin took the torture Hazel dished out. He then explains that the explosion he created inside Monstra came from him utilizing most of the kinetic energy that was stored in his cane over the course of lifetimes. In the distance, they hear a baby crying and rush toward the sound to find the City of Atlas' citizens taking shelter in a subway station.

At the Schnee Manor, Yang, Jaune, Ren and Oscar reunite with Ruby, Weiss and Blake. Ren asks where Nora is, and Weiss goes to talk to him while Ruby turns to meet Oscar. It is then that Ruby notices Emerald and takes an aggressive stance. Just as Oscar attempts to explain, Ruby receives a call from May Marigold. May begins to explain that the SDC cargo ships they sent to Mantle are not alone, but soon after, she has to call out for everyone to run to the mines. There is an explosion, and the call cuts out.

An alarm sounds from everyone's Scrolls, signifying an emergency broadcast. Ruby uses her Scroll to project a screen for everyone to watch the broadcast on. The screen shows the SDC ships being shot down by Atlas military ships, and the broadcast then switches to Ironwood standing in a spotlight in a dark room. He claims that Penny alone is standing in the way of Atlas' salvation. He then gives Penny a choice - either she opens the Vault for him and Mantle is left to fend for itself, or he will destroy Mantle with the bomb that was originally intended to kill Monstra.

With seemingly no options, Ruby concludes that it is impossible, and the tension and distrust toward Emerald momentarily rises. Ruby becomes frustrated, stating that they are still where they started, and she runs from the room, Yang chasing after. Soon, tension returns as the group finds Penny once again struggling against the virus. Blake and Ren use their weapons to keep Penny from flying away. Using Jaune's Semblance to boost Penny's Aura to combat the virus, Penny calms down temporarily. In her attempt to give everyone encouragement, Emerald admits that she has switched sides. With the mood lightened, Ozpin tells everyone through Oscar that he realizes he should have trusted them with the truth and should not have run away when they discovered it for themselves. Yang, Blake and Weiss state that they understand that trust is a risk. The virus continues trying to force Penny to go to the vault, and Ruby gets an idea.

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Fall of Atlas

Soon after, Penny arrives alone to meet Ironwood, and Winter places a Gravity Bolas on her wrists. Once Ironwood lets his guard down, "Penny" reveals that she is actually Emerald Sustrai, who used her Semblance to disguise herself and hide Oscar, Jaune, Nora, and Ren leap off the airship they arrived on. Emerald takes advantage of Ironwood's surprise and disarms him before the others engage him in combat. During the fight, Winter assists Jaune's group and eventually breaks Ironwood's Aura, knocking him unconscious. The group makes their way to the Vault, where Team RWBY has since created the Evacuation Central Location with the help of Ambrosius to save the citizens of Mantle and Atlas.

Oscar and the group prepare to fight off the Grimm

With this, Oscar, Ren, and Emerald walk through an exit portal into Vacuo, hoping to immediately call Shade Academy for assistance, due to the likelihood of Grimm being attracted to the refugees' negative emotions. However, there is a severe sandstorm where the portal opens up to, blocking the view of Vacuo and the communication signal. Sometime later, Ren's Aura breaks after masking the large crowd's emotions. After a comment from Emerald, Oscar realizes that Penny should have arrived already and rushes back to the portal. Instead of passing through the portal, he is simply knocked backward, and Ozpin figures Ambrosius designed it that way based on one of Team RWBY's members misspeaking. Soon, a flock of Ravagers arrives and begins attacking. Oscar, Ren and Emerald draw their weapons and prepare for a fight. The group is saved by Winter Schnee, who emerges from the portal with the power of the Winter Maiden after a battle took place inside the pocket dimension. The group is left stranded in the desert...

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