Volume 1

Ruby Rose

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a Dust shop open this late.
—Roman, talking to the From Dust Till Dawn cashier
Calm down, we're not here for your money... Grab the Dust.
—Roman, assuring the From Dust Till Dawn cashier and commanding his henchmen
Okay.....get her.
—Roman, commanding his henchmen
You were worth every cent. Truly, you were.
—Roman, standing over the body of his fallen henchman
Well, "Red", I think we can all say it's been an eventful evening. And as much as I'd love to stick around, I'm afraid this is where we part ways...
—Roman, to Ruby Rose
—Roman, running from Ruby
End of the line, Red.
—Roman, to Ruby
We've got a Huntress.
—Roman, to Cinder Fall

Players and Pieces

We're gonna need more men.
—Roman, to his White Fang henchman

Black and White

Oh, kid, didn't you get the memo? The White Fang and I are going in on a joint business venture together!
—Roman, to Blake Belladonna
I wouldn't exactly call it a 'little' operation.
—Roman, in response to Blake, as more ships come
You are not the brightest banana in the bunch, are ya kid?
—Roman, to Sun Wukong
Why hello Red! Isn't it past your bedtime?
—Roman, to Ruby
These kids just keep getting weirder.
—Roman, commenting on the kids he just fought

Volume 2

Best Day Ever

Oh, look! She sent the kids again! This is turning out just like the divorce.
—Roman, making a comment towards Mercury Black and Emerald Sustrai
Look around, kid, I've got this town running scared. Police camping out at every corner, Dust prices through the roof and we're sitting pretty in an old warehouse with more Dust crystals, vials and rounds than we know what to do with.
—Roman to Mercury, on his contribution to Cinder's plan

Painting the Town...

Now, I'll be the first to admit, humans... are the worst. Case in point.
—Roman, gesturing to himself
But, before the claws come out, I'd like to mention the fact that you and I all have a common enemy: the ones in control; the people pulling the strings; the dirty, rotten humans that run our kingdoms! Government; military; even the schools: they're all to blame for your lot in life! And they're all pests that need to be dealt with! Fortunately, I'm the best exterminator around... No offense to any rodents in the room.
—Roman, speaking in White Fang Faction Meeting
Just got this thing cleaned...
—Roman, after the Atlesian Paladin-290's destruction
Ladies, Ice Queen... Always a pleasure!
—Roman, to team RWBY.

Mountain Glenn

Is it good or bad, Perry? Because let me tell ya, I have had a day... That would be bad.
—Roman, on finding Ruby

No Brakes

Hello, kitty cat. You miss me? You know, we really gotta stop meeting like this. People are gonna talk...
—Roman, to Blake on the train


I know this might be hard to believe, General, but uh... I'm not the biggest fan of local law enforcement.
—Roman, to James Ironwood

Volume 3

Beginning of the End

Well, hello, gorgeous.
—Roman, upon meeting Cinder


Well... it's about time...
—Roman, when Neo frees him
Oh, it is good to be back!
—Roman, destroying two Atlesian Airships after being freed from his cell

Battle of Beacon

Hmm, let's see, what does this button do? Oh, fun!
—Roman, causing havoc at the controls of his stolen airship
Now this one... This one's going to be fun.
—Roman, after he gets the infected Scroll

Heroes and Monsters

Little Red, little Red, you are just determined to be the hero of Vale, aren't you?
—Roman, to Ruby
You're asking the wrong questions, Red! It's not what I have to gain, it's that I can't afford to lose!
—Roman, to Ruby
I may be a gambling man, but even I know that there are some bets you just don't take.
—Roman, to Ruby
Like it or not, the people that hired me are going to change the world! You can't stop 'em, I can't stop 'em!
—Roman, explaining his motivation to Ruby
You know the old saying, if you can't beat 'em—
—Roman, interrupted by Ruby
You got spirit, Red. But this is the real world! The real world is COLD! The real world doesn't care about spirit!
—Roman, to Ruby
You want to be a hero? Then play the part and die like every other Huntsman in history! As for me, I'll do what I do best: lie, steal, cheat and survi-!
—Roman's last words to Ruby before being eaten alive

RWBY: Amity Arena

Neo, if you would.
—Torchwick to Parasol Neo upon her deployment
You know, we really gotta stop meeting like this.
—Torchwick, upon his deployment

RWBY: The Official Manga

Chapter 1

Ha Ha Ha! Do I really have to spell it out for you? We're Thieves.
—Roman talking to the From Dust Till Dawn cashier
C'mon then get to work you idiots. Every last bit of Dust in the shop.
—Roman ordering the Henchmen to steal every Dusts in the shop

Chapter 5

"Vytal Festival"? Ha Ha. Things are finally about to get fun around here...
—Roman, commenting about the Vytal Festival

Chapter 7

Now then... Time to put in a night's work. Wouldn't you agree, my fang friends?
—Roman, to the White Fang members
Ha ha! I'm afraid you're got it all wrong. Them? Taking orders from me? Perhaps you didn't get the memo, Little Miss All-Star Student. They and I have joined together in service of a grand, sublime plan. We are partners. Equals, even.
—Roman, to Blake
Witness with your own eyes, then. You speak of "taking back pride"? Do that pride ever even exist? Well...? Faunus...?
—Roman, to Blake about the White Fang

Chapter 8

"Why" she asks? Ha ha... Surely, you already know... Because this is the true nature... of all the Faunus.
—Roman, to Blake about the true nature of all Faunus race
Letting her fend for herself, Monkey Boy? You're too kind.
—Roman, to Sun
What a shame... You're gone and ruined a nice, peaceful night. Well, that's quite all right. We might as well... Go out with a bang.
—Roman, to Ruby
Enjoy your night... Little Red.
—Roman, to Ruby before he makes his escape

Chapter 10

Why I am, a human, among you? Because, you like you... I wish to see this world turned upside down. I have the power to do so at my disposal. Wouldn't you fine peaople like to have the power yourselves? Currently, in the southeast of Vale... There is a large-scale strategic operation. I plan to send you all there... To prepare to strike back against those rotten humans. So I ask you... Will you bend to power? Or seize it for yourselves?
—Roman's speech, about the humans to the White Fang recruits
Thank you, Thank you, one and all. I'm so glad you're pleased with my suggestion. But I seem to be forgetting somethings... Ah, yes. We have intruders. No, this is perfect purging this vermin infestation... Will make for the perfect demonstration of our new weapon.
—Roman, informing the White Fang recruits about Blake and Sun
Now... It's showtime you two.
—Roman, to Blake and Sun

Chapter 11

Not bad at all, little monkey.
—Roman, to Sun
First clones, then electricity? What a delightful circus act this is.
—Roman, to Sun and Neptune
I take it I've found the monkey's real body this time? That little magic trick has worn thin. And tired acts don't belong on the big stage.
—Roman, to Sun about his plan fail to beat him

Chapter 12

My My... Seeing those looks on your faces... Makes me... want to keep playing until you break...
—Roman, to Team RWBY, after he foresee their attacks
Tell me something. Did you truly believe you had what it took to stop me and your brethren? You? a girl who... Betrayed her old times just to assuage her own guilt? You set aside the mask of the White Fang... And- Poseur that you are- donned the mask of a Huntress. Your rash actions have once again... gotten your allies hurt. Allow me to clear. no matter what you do, it won't erase your past sins. You'll never be any sort of hero.
—Roman, to Blake
Ha Ha. Impressive... For children. You turned my new toy to scrape some prototype.
—Roman, to Team RWBY
Neo...? You have the worst timing, I swear.
—Roman, complaining about Neo being late to assist him
Sure, Sure. I understand. Cinder is hopping mad, yes? You're so very serious, underneath that eccentric look.
—Roman, to Neo talking about Cinder
On that note, young ladies... The clock is about to strike midnight. So our ball must come to and end-
—Roman, to Team RWBY

Chapter 15

What a pleasure to see you again... Red.
—Roman mockingly greet Ruby
Since you went to the trouble by dropping by... I would have loved to entertain you myself... But alas... These ones... have far more pressing business with a human such as yourself. Plenty of fun to be had, I'm sure.
—Roman, to Ruby about the White Fang

Chapter 18

Let me make myself clear-I may have teamed up with you people... And now, I'm hopping mad. ...But I'm no hired goon. Interfere, and you'll be the first ones to die.
—Roman, threatens Neo if she interferes with his battles again
Excellent. Do your worst... Little Red!
—Roman, to Ruby
The curtain has risen on this show of ours. No matter the conclusion.. It cannot fall before the end. Remember this... Villainy has its own sense of style. So come how- Play my foil to the last... Ruby Rose!
—Roman, to Ruby about the role of being a villain

About Torchwick

I don't have time for your misplaced blame, girl. I didn't kill your boss. If you want revenge, take it up with "Little Red".
—Cinder, to Neo in "The Coming Storm"
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