Volume 1

Black and White

Queen has pawns.
—Qrow, in a mysterious message to Ozpin

Volume 3

New Challengers...

That was a mess.
—Qrow, criticizing SSSN's performance
Happy Vytal Festival!
—Qrow, as he drunkenly pays for his drinks

It's Brawl in the Family

You know what you really are? A bunch of sellouts, just like your boss.
—Qrow, towards Winter Schnee about the Atlesian Military
Listen to big sister, Weiss. She'll protect you. Just like Atlas is gonna protect all of us, eh?
—Qrow, to Weiss, after Winter tells her to leave.
Alright then. Come take it.
—Qrow, to Winter after she threatens to remove his tongue.
If I was one of your men, I'd shoot myself.
—Qrow's comeback towards James Ironwood
Communication is a two-way street pal! You see this...that's the 'SEND' button!
—Qrow, calling Ironwood out on not comunicating
Despite what the world thinks, we're not just teachers or generals or headmasters. The people in this room, the leaders of the other two academies, we're the ones that keep the world safe from the evils no one even knows about. It's why we meet behind closed doors, why we work in the shadows. So you tell me James, when you brought your army to Vale, did you think you were being discreet, or did you just not give a damn?
—Qrow, describing the nature of Ozpin's Group and that James defied it
You think they're scared of your little ships? I've been out there and seen the things she's made, and let me tell you, they are fear.
—Qrow, about Salem

Lessons Learned

I had come across a small village in the swamps west of Mistral. Right off the bat, I knew something wasn't right. I needed information. Tired from battling Grimm along the way, I decided to start my search at the town's inn. The place was crawling with lowlifes and thugs and even a few Huntsmen that I could only assume had been hired by less than reputable people for less than respectable jobs. And that's when it happened. I was defeated by the mere sight of the innkeeper's skirt length!
—Qrow, about his last mission
Sure, you may be acting like Huntresses, but you're not thinking like one. Do you really think four girls and their friends can end all crime in the kingdom?
—Qrow, on Team RWBY's efforts
Violence hasn't dropped since Roman got nabbed. It's stopped completely. No White Fang activity anywhere around the city. You cut off the head of a King Taijitu, but now the second head's calling the shots. That's what Ironwood can't get through that thick metal head of his.
—Qrow to Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long
Remember, you're talking to a member of the coolest team to ever graduate Beacon! Team STRQ... That's when I met your parents. We were pretty well known back in the day.
—Qrow, about his former team, Team STRQ
Look, just remember that you've still got a long way to go. And don't think for a second that graduating means you're done. Every day out there is worth a week in this place. You two... you're gonna go far, but only if you keep learning, if you never stop moving forward.
—Qrow, to Ruby and Yang


Honestly, we've run out of time. I don't know if you've not noticed, but things are getting a lot scarier out in the world. Tensions are high. Grimm are growing stronger, more prevalent. And it's not going to be long before the peace we've been enjoying for so long goes out the window.
—Qrow, explaining to Pyrrha Nikos why they are recruiting her to be the Fall Maiden


All I know is that you attacked a helpless kid. So either you're lying or you're crazy.
—Qrow, to Yang
And here I thought your dark-haired friend was the emo one.
—Qrow, to Yang
She wanted me to tell you that she saved you once, but you shouldn't expect that kindness again. Raven's got an interesting way of looking at the world that I don't particularly agree with. And she's dangerous.
—Qrow, about Raven and her message

Heroes and Monsters

You idiot. I know you didn't do this.
—Qrow to Ironwood, about the hostile androids

End of the Beginning

You're special, Ruby, and not in the "daddy loves his special angel" kind of way. You're special the same way your mom was.
—Qrow, to Ruby
Remnant's full of legends and stories. Some of them true, some made up. But there's one Oz told me from a very long time ago. Back before Huntsmen, before Kingdoms, it was said that those born with silver eyes were destined to lead the life of a warrior. You see, the Creatures of Grimm, the most fearsome monsters mankind had ever encountered, were afraid of those silver-eyed warriors. They were the best of the best. It was said that even a single look from one of these fighters could strike a Grimm down. It's a ridiculous story.
—Qrow, to Ruby
All those missions I go on, all the times I'm away in some far-off place, it's been for Ozpin, but he's missing now. Something's been set in motion. With Oz gone, I'll have to pick up where he left off.
—Qrow, to Ruby

Volume 4


It's just obnoxious that you'd bring up family and then carry on like your own daughter doesn't exist.
—to Raven Branwen about Yang
You have a very skewed perception of that word.
—to Raven about "family"
Because without her, we're all going to die.
—about the Spring Maiden


Look, pal, I'm not sure who you are, but you need to leave my niece alone.
—Qrow, to Tyrian after he saves Ruby Rose
You took the words right out of my—!
—Qrow's unfinished sentence before Tyrian attacks
What's your favorite fairy tale?
—Qrow, to RNJR

A Much Needed Talk

This world's been around for a long time, long enough that people have created dozens of gods. But if you believe Ozpin, two of them are actually real.
Did you know crows are a sign of bad luck? Old superstition, but it's how I got my name. You see, some people can absorb electricity, and some people can burst into rose petals. And some people are just born unlucky. My Semblance isn't like most. It's not exactly something I 'do'. It's always there... whether I like it or not. I bring misfortune. I guess you could call me a bad luck charm. Comes in real handy when I'm fighting an enemy, but it makes it a little hard on friends... and family.
—Qrow explaining his Semblance.

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Tai. She's not... coming...
—Qrow, out of it due to the poison

No Safe Haven

It's quiet... good job, kiddo.
—Qrow to Ruby, upon realizing RNJR has killed the Nuckelavee
Hey, aren't I normally the one to save you?
—Qrow to Ruby, as he recovers from poison in Mistral
It's good to see you again, Oz.
—Qrow, when he meets Oscar Pine

Volume 5

Welcome to Haven

No, reckless is leaving one of the Relics completely unguarded. It's not checking in with Oz for ages!
—Qrow, chewing Lionheart out.
I found him!
—Qrow, drunkenly declaring he has found Ozpin.
I did it!
—Qrow, crowing about having found Ozpin/Oscar

Unforeseen Complications

Play things close to the chest until we get a better hand.
—Qrow, on what to do next.

Known by its Song

This isn't right. I get one or two of them, but... all of them?
—Qrow, confused that all the Huntsmen and Huntresses haven't returned.

Rest and Resolutions

How can six kids possibly make so much noise eating dinner?!
—Qrow, complaining about the group's noise.
Yang, that's enough! We made a choice. We wanted this.
—Qrow, telling Yang that he and Raven got their shape-shifting of their own free will.

The More the Merrier

Running away was one thing, but this... you've crossed the line!
—Qrow, to Raven
We're not family anymore.
—Qrow, no longer sees Raven as family anymore

Volume 6

So That's How It Is

No one wanted me... I was cursed... I gave my life to you because you gave me a place in this world... I thought I was finally doing some good...
—Qrow, to Ozpin
Meeting you... was the worst luck of my life...
—Qrow, to Ozpin


Okay, stop. Just... stop! Look, if this thing goes south, it's not something we can just fight our way out of. This is the Atlas Military we're talking about. For your sake, just drop this.
—Qrow, to everyone

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Evil Interview

Did somebody say..."ladies"?
—Qrow after bursting into the room in nothing but his Speedo

Mortal Frenemies

Or you could borrow it afterwards. I'll underline all the "good" parts.
—Qrow to Winter about the "Cold Heart/Hot Love" Book

RWBY: World of Remnant

Nice place to raise a family, if you're into that sort of thing.
—Qrow's statement on Patch
Of course, with the fall of Beacon, everyone's a little more worried these days. And they should be.
—Qrow about the current state of Remnant

About Qrow

It's just that I've only seen one other scythe-wielder of that skill before. A dusty, old crow...
—Ozpin to Ruby in "Ruby Rose"
He's always drunk!
He promised me he'd watch out for Ruby before he left. And I trust him.
—Yang to Raven about her faith in Qrow
Alright ladies, let's pause for a moment. We have one objective - retrieving the Relic of Knowledge. Now Qrow Branwen may be on our list of individuals we would very much like dead, but he's not going to go down without a fight, and he's not going to go down quietly. Our advantage here is just as you said - we walk straight into Haven, no resistance, no one the wiser. A battle with your brother throws that all out the window.
Watts, to Raven about Qrow
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