"Ren Plays Tag" is the ninth episode of RWBY Chibi. It premiered on the Rooster Teeth website on July 2nd, 2016 for sponsors and on July 3rd, 2016 for registered users. It was reuploaded on Youtube on August 1st, 2020, together with episode 10, Love Triangle.
"Ren Plays Tag" consists of two shorts:
- "Weiss Studying" - Ruby Rose wants to do stuff with Weiss Schnee, but she is too busy studying to entertain her hyperactive partner. After several failed attempts to get Weiss' attention, Ruby eventually resorts to flopping around on her study desk like a fish.
- "Ren Plays Tag" - Team JNPR plays a game of tag. When Lie Ren becomes "it", he puts himself through a disciplined martial arts training regime for his comeback. With his preparations finally complete, he tags Nora Valkyrie, but she tags him back immediately.
In a space of pure whiteness, the giant blocky title and a certain rose emblem drop from the sky to the ground, where the four miniaturized members of Team RWBY pop out from behind it to smile, wave and adopt poses for the audience while an unseen speaker announces the show as: "RWBY CHIBI"!
Ruby: I'M BORED!!
Weiss: Can't right now. I'm studying.
Ruby: (sulking rapidly) Yeah, I, I know you're busy, that makes sense. I don't have anything else to do, whether you've got stuff to do, that's fine.
Ruby: After you're done, uh, would you wanna hang out?
Weiss: I'll be at this all night.
Ruby: (scooting) Maybe we can study together?
Weiss: Ruby, I really just need to focus.
Ruby gets angry and jumps on Weiss' table and procceeds to flop like a fish.
Ruby: YOU MADE ME DO THIS!!
Shortly after Ruby passes out.
Team JNPR plays tag and Pyrrha touches Jaune first.
Jaune goes over to a tree which has Nora's leg sticking out of it.
Nora goes to the bench on which Ren is sttting.
Nora: Tag, you're it!
Ren: I'm... it?
Ren suddenly puts on a headband and procceeds to have a training montage in which he does increasingly difficult push-ups, meditation, gymnastics with Zwei, levitation with the help of a fan and catches peppermint candies with closed eyes and chopsticks in front of Ruby.
Ruby:(also wearing a headband) You're ready.
Nora: Tag back!
- When Nora tags Ren, he is seen reading a book titled History: Huntsmen and Huntresses by B. Oobleck.
- The song that plays during Ren's training is named "Ren is 'It'". Composer Alex Abraham had released the track on his SoundCloud for free public streaming.
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