All I wanted was to bring people together, to give them a chance at a better life.
—Robyn Hill, to Jacques Schnee

Robyn Hill[3] is a Mantle politician, Atlas Academy graduate and leader of the Happy Huntresses. She was first seen on political advertisements in "The Greatest Kingdom" and debuted in "Sparks".

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Robyn is a young woman with tanned skin and violet eyes. Her light-blond hair is tied in a ponytail. She has a beauty mark under her right eye and another one on the left side under her mouth.

Robyn wears a black sleeveless coat with gray accents over a red double-breasted sleeveless vest, a brown high neck shirt, and a light gray short-sleeved shirt with one right short sleeve that has a black cuff whilst the other sleeve is longer. She also wears a brown belted waist clincher with matching brown pants tucked into black knee-high boots with dark brown cuffs. Around her neck she wears an olive green scarf with tattered looking tails hanging behind her. She also wears a pair of black archery styled gloves with the index finger missing on both of them.

She wields her weapon, a crossbow, on her left arm. The crossbow can expand into a bird wing-like shield.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Robyn has a direct and confident personality, having no trouble being confrontational with Atlas personnel, including the Ace Operatives. Robyn also seems to suffer from overconfidence and arrogance, shown in her encounters with Ruby and celebrating her election victory before it was verified. She is aggressive and hostile in nature, quickly jumping to conflict without thinking through consequences. However, she is also shown to be reasonable when the situation calls for it.

Despite her impulsive nature, she has shown herself to be willing to listen to what others have to say and given her Semblance's ability to tell if somebody is lying, she's aware of the need to give people the chance to explain themselves.

Above all, Robyn is extremely dedicated to Mantle and its people and is a true good natured idealist, wanting to genuinely help the people of Mantle simply because she truly wants to give everyone there a fair shot at a good life. To that end, she is willing to use both legal and illegal means to accomplish this goal. Additionally, as expected, she shows no discrimination towards either Humans or Faunus. Robyn is shown to have a humorous side, with a habit of giving people nicknames, including Ruby Rose, Qrow Branwen, Marrow Amin, and Yang Xiao Long.

In "With Friends Like These" Robyn displayed a rather impulsive side of her personality, when upon hearing that James Ironwood's plan to abandon Mantle and arrest those against him, she started a fight between herself Clover and Qrow onboard a Manta with Tyrian Callows in custody. Despite the fact, there was no order or her arrest. Her brashness led to Tyrian breaking free and crashing the Manta as well as injuring herself.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Robyn wields a crossbow that shoots arrows, and includes fans that can be used as a shield.

In terms of overall abilities, it is implied she is a capable fighter. Forest mentions that she, along with the other Happy Huntresses, are top graduates from the Atlas Academy. Robyn later demonstrated her combat skills when she battled both Blake Belladonna and Yang on even ground despite being outnumbered. However, her skill is overshadowed by other Huntsmen such as Clover, as shown in "With Friends Like These".

Robyn primarily plays a supportive role in combat, as seen in "Gravity", where she fights alongside Qrow Branwen and Clover Ebi against Tyrian Callows, a well-known assassin who has killed countless Huntsmen. During the encounter, Robyn primarily stays far away from Tyrian, attempting to strike him with her crossbow's bolts.

Robyn also appears to be a very successful politician, amassing a large amount of support in Mantle and being depicted as a savior and hero to the city.

Additionally, Robyn's Aura levels are also high and strong enough to protect herself from something as severe as a plane crash and later was able to shield her from the severe cold of the Tundra despite being unconscious.

Semblance[edit | edit source]

Main article: Semblance#Robyn Hill

Robyn asking Blake a question.

Robyn's Semblance allows her to see if a person is telling the truth or a lie. In order for this to work, she must grasp the other person's hand. Their hands will be coated in pale lilac Aura. She will then ask a question, and if the other person is telling the truth, the Aura will turn light green. This was demonstrated in "Worst Case Scenario", where she used her Semblance to determine if Blake was telling the truth about the Amity Project.

It was also shown in "Out in the Open", where she held hands with Ironwood as he spoke to the people of Mantle about Salem.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Robyn is a variation on Robin, the diminutive name/nickname of Robert, which means "bright".
    • Robyn can also refer to the species of birds known as robins, most of which are known for their red-orange chest feathering. Her crossbow is also designed to look like a bird.
      • In terms of symbolism, robins are typically viewed as signs of new beginnings, bright futures, hope, spring and even good luck, fitting given her desire to bring about change in Mantle.
    • Robyn may also refer to the color robin egg blue, also called eggshell blue, a shade of cyan.
  • A hill is an elevated landform and brings to mind green due to grass and plants.
  • Robyn originally wasn't going to make her debut until "A Night Off" during the election rally, but the crew decided to introduce her in "Sparks" to put her faction and Ironwood's faction at odds earlier.[4]
  • Robyn Hill likely alludes to Robin Hood, a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore. Some resemblances include:
    • She fights for the poor people against the rich.
    • Her Happy Huntresses are a reference to Robin Hood's Merry Men.
    • In battle she uses a crossbow while Robin Hood used a bow.
    • Her emblem is that of a robin.
  • Robyn's model is the first female character in the show where the crew used the male base head instead of the female base head. The reason being that the male head matched better with the proportions of the concept.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

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