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For the episode of the same name, see Ruby Rose (episode).
We've all lost something, and I've seen what loss can do to people. But if we gave up every time we lost, then we'd never be able to move forward.
—Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose is the main titular protagonist of RWBY. She is a Huntress, having been trained at the now defunct Beacon Academy. Her weapon of choice is her High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe known as Crescent Rose, which she designed herself.[13]

Ruby first appeared in the "Red" Trailer, visiting the grave of her mother, Summer Rose. After an invitation from Professor Ozpin following a short battle with Roman Torchwick, Ruby attends Beacon Academy in order to become a Huntress. During her time at Beacon, Ruby became a member and the leader of Team RWBY, consisting of herself, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and her older half-sister, Yang Xiao Long.[14]

However, after the disbandment of her team following the Fall of Beacon, Ruby travels to Haven Academy as a member of Team RNJR with the remaining members of Team JNPR. After the Battle of Haven, Team RWBY is reunited again, and they alongside their friends continue to fight in the war against Salem and her forces.

Following a battle with Neopolitan in the Central Location, Ruby was dropped into the void by Cinder Fall and ended up in another realm, the Ever After, along with the rest of Team RWBY and Jaune.

In “The Perils of Paper Houses”, she ran away from her team due to stress taking a heavy toll on her psyche, later finding herself in a trap set by Neo in "Tea Amidst Terrible Trouble". The ensuing confrontation broke Ruby's spirit, eventually causing her to ascend. However, in “Of Solitude and Self”, she eventually accepted herself and returned to help her team defeat the Curious Cat and return to Remnant.

Appearance[]

Ruby is a fair-skinned young girl with silver eyes and neck-length black hair with red tips.

Original Outfit (Volumes 1–3)[]

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During her time attending Beacon Academy, she wears a black dress consisting of a long-sleeved blouse with a high collar and red trim on the sleeves, over which is a black waist cincher with red lacing up the front, and a matching skirt with red lining and a red petticoat. She also wears a pair of thick black tights that fade to red near the bottom, and black combat boots with red laces, red trims around the top, and red soles.

Her outfit is topped by a red hooded cloak fastened to her shoulders by cross-shaped pins. Her emblem appears as a large silver buckle on her wide black belt, which is slung around her hips on an angle. Attached to her belt are a pocket and a row of bullets.

In the "Red" Trailer, Ruby's cloak was fastened at her throat and a large silver cross is pinned to her belt in place of her emblem.

In Ice Queendom, she wears light pink lipstick.

Pajamas[]

During her time at Beacon, Ruby's pajamas consist of a black tank top featuring a heart-shaped Beowolf design on the chest and long white pants decorated with pink roses. She also wears a black sleeping mask decorated with triangular red eyes reminiscent of the Beowolves in the "Red" Trailer.

At her home in Patch, Ruby's pajamas are a matching dark-gray long-sleeved shirt and pants with faded-red polka dots and a white lining at the front and the collar.

Alternate Outfit (Slayer)[]

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Alternate Outfit "Slayer"

During the events of "A Minor Hiccup" and "Painting the Town...", Ruby wears an alternate outfit codenamed "Slayer".[15]

This outfit consists of a long-sleeve, light gray shirt with black belted cuffs near the ends of the sleeves. Over top of the gray shirt is a black pinafore with two vertical lines of red stitching that resemble the lacing on a corset. She wears a red skirt with a large black print of her emblem on the side and matching black tulle underneath.

Her stockings and shoes remain the same as her original outfit, though the boots lack the red trim that decorated the top. A few pieces of metal arranged in the shape of a rose are attached to the shoulder of her left sleeve, and her cloak's hood has been wrapped around her neck in a scarf-like fashion, while the rest hangs down like normal.

Child[]

When Ruby was a child, she wore a dark red sleeveless hoodie with an attached cape, a white top underneath her hoodie, a black skirt and black shoes.

Dance Outfit[]

During the Beacon Dance, Ruby wears a short, red, sleeveless dress with a thick black sash around the waist and black trim along the bottom. The bodice of the dress is split vertically to the sash and laced with black lacing. The yoke of the dress is transparent mesh with an opaque collar and hem, as well as opaque lines connecting the collar to her shoulders. She also wears black stockings and pumps.

Beacon Uniform[]

During her attendance at Beacon, Ruby wears the same uniform as every other girl attending Beacon, consisting of brown shoes, red tartan skirt, white blouse with maroon trim and thin red bow, a brown vest with gold buttons and maroon blazer with gold trim, alongside full-length black stockings. However, she also wears her red cloak pinned to her blazer.

Mistral Outfit (Volumes 4–7)[]

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After the Timeskip following the Fall of Beacon, her hair has grown slightly longer that maintains the color gradation from black at the roots to red at the tips and her new design sports a white high-neck décolletage blouse with brown studded wristbands on the arms. Her outfit retains the use of a black skirt with red tulle underneath, somewhat similar to her original outfit, but her waist cincher has been replaced with an Overbust corset with red strip holding it in place. A black belt bordered in red holds the magnetic clip for Crescent Rose and its ammunition. She also has brown straps on her blouse that allow her to wear a small brown backpack.

In lieu of her usual full black stockings, Ruby wears thigh-high stockings reaching to a few inches below the hem of her skirt, decorated by an image of a long-stemmed rose. Her red-soled black boots contain four straps and buckles apiece.

Her cloak has a singular clip on the right shoulder in the shape of her emblem, replacing the cross-shaped clips from her original attire. Both the cloak and the stockings show tears from hard wear.

Atlas Outfit (Volume 7-Current)[]

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After arriving in Atlas and meeting with James Ironwood, Ruby's hair becomes spikier and choppier with her bangs swept to the side.

She has a new outfit, comprised of a black and red lined lace-up corset with four buckles hanging loose over a mesh sleeveless top over a white low cut long-sleeved blouse, as well as a black choker around her neck. She wears a red pleated skirt that is split at the side with a small brown belted strap across the gap, and bright red shorts under it. On her arms, she wears black bracers with large brown buckled straps around the wrist as well as black fingerless gloves.

Around her waist, she now has a brown belt with several bullets with a buckle of her emblem on it alongside a pouch on the right side with a Zwei based emblem and she wears black, thigh-high steel-toe boots with red soles and heels, a single buckled strap, rear seam and a large brown buckled strap with attached pouches near the top, over a pair of brown mesh tights. In addition, her torn cape is replaced with a new cape that has a hood as shown in "Pomp and Circumstance".

In “The Parfait Predicament”, she gave up her Emblem pin in exchange for the last ingredient to make her teammates big again after they had been shrunk down by the Red Prince. In "Tea Amidst Terrible Trouble", her battle outfit was mostly damaged after her fight with Neo and her illusions, but after her Ascension in "Of Solitude and Self", her outfit is repaired, and she regains her emblem pin.

Lucid Dream Outfit (Ice Queendom)[]

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For Ruby, she wears a black hoodie, with red trim on the pockets, a red jacket with pockets, both with some white trimming. She also wears a baggy white undershirt, but only the lower portion can be seen. She wears black tights similar to her Vale outfit, which transition to red, starting from the knees downward, a pair of red sneakers with Velcro, made especially for her snowboard. She sports with a medium dark brown fanny pack slung over her shoulder, which is used to hold coins in the dream world. Atop her head is a red winter cap with two pom-pom balls dangling on the side, snowboard goggles, and 'RWBY' woven into it in white.

Earth Outfit[]

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After arriving on Earth, Ruby's hair is styled in a small ponytail with fringes vaguely similar to Robyn's, except with a forelock curled upwards. Her attire is a black unitard with silver trimming, white sleeves with red lines that extend from the back, a red scarf wrapped around her neck in the same manner as Robyn's, black finger gloves with an opening on the back hand, and dark red on the mid-torso, along with a gradation on the legs that turn into heeled boots. Her emblem is embossed on her chest. She is also a bit taller than she was on Remnant, hinting she aged a bit on Earth.

Image Gallery[]

Personality[]

As a girl, I wanted to be just like those heroes in the books — someone who fought for what was right and who protected people who couldn't protect themselves.
—Ruby Rose.

Ever since she was little, Ruby has had a romanticized view of the Huntsman profession. She is quick to reveal she wanted to become a Huntress in order to be like the great heroes in fairy tales, and she has described being one as far more "romantic" than being a police officer. Her mentality is described as "I don't have time for my emotions. I've gotta make sure that everybody else is okay."[16] Lindsay Jones claims Ruby's mentality is "selfless, but that means she's not dealing with her own issues. Compartmentalizing and internalizing her grief is what might eventually destroy her."[17] She has also shown a distinct lack of ability to pick up social cues due to being a very open and honest person. This results in her inability to pick up Weiss' sarcasm in the "The Shining Beacon" and her struggling to act formally in "It's Brawl in the Family".

Ruby is a self-proclaimed dork when it comes to weapons; she is quite intelligent, having designed and built Crescent Rose during her time at Signal, although she admits to going "a little overboard" with its design. She feels that seeing new weapons "is like meeting new people, but better." Oum has said she relies on Crescent Rose quite often in battle.

Ruby has a strong sense of moral justice, a trait she obtained from stories about heroes and monsters that her sister used to read for her, as well as the way her parents raised her. These stories are what gave her the ideals that she wished to live by and uphold throughout her life and are the reason for her love for books.

Ruby is shown to be naïve as although she doesn't like to be the center of attention, becoming a Huntress would effectively put her in the spotlight. In addition to her dislike of attention, Ruby prefers to either be alone or with Yang. However, she has become comfortable around Team RWBY and Team JNPR. She does not lack social skills but has problems when meeting new people. This is mostly because of her childish nature and lack of social grace, as she can be bad-mannered (only out of ignorance) and sometimes speaks without thinking. However, because of her enthusiastic personality, she can become very good friends with people who share her enthusiasm.

Despite this, Ruby's leadership skills make her a worthy teammate. While she may occasionally act without thinking, sometimes she seems to understand the situation better than most. She can then use this ability to quickly formulate plans. This was seen during Team RWBY's battle with the Nevermore, in which her teammates' positions allowed her to come up with a successful plan. After Ozpin assigned Ruby as leader of Team RWBY and talked to her in "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2", Ruby took her new role seriously, studying so hard and so late, she fell asleep in the middle of the task. She has become a resourceful and dependable leader and was also able to pass her beliefs as leader to Jaune Arc, thus helping him find a new sense of responsibility for the safety and well-being of his own team.

Ruby is also shown to care for all her teammates equally, despite their background. This is seen in how she expresses sympathy for Weiss' bad childhood after she explains her family's history with the White Fang, before showing the same concern moments later for Blake Belladonna when she runs away, having let slip her prior involvement with the group, and by extension indirectly revealing that she was a Faunus. Ruby's concern is further expressed in her desperate search for her teammate. This sense of care is later shown not to be limited to her teammates. She also shows some worry for Penny, telling the latter to stay out of the fight between Roman Torchwick, Blake Belladonna, and Sun Wukong.

Although Ruby has no trouble interacting with her friends, she does have trouble actually making them, and once admits that seeing new weapons "is like meeting new people, but better". This could have been a result of her having been accepted two years earlier to Beacon Academy, which forces her to leave her friends at Signal behind, as well as interact with people that are both older and more experienced than she is. Regardless, both she and Jaune Arc toast to being socially awkward during the Beacon Dance.

In the second chapter of the manga, it is revealed that Ruby originally had enochlophobia, a fear of large crowds, as shown when she freezes up during a sparring match against Cardin Winchester. However, she manages to work through that fear with some encouragement from her teammates long enough to win the spar, and by the Vytal Festival, she has overcome them entirely.

Despite her social awkwardness, Ruby is far from shy: she is enthusiastic and often eager to speak her mind. She is capable of being assertive, when necessary, as she has verbally stood her ground against many people who have tried to dissuade or humiliate her, including Weiss Schnee before they became friends, Roman Torchwick, Neopolitan, Caroline Cordovin and James Ironwood. Despite her usual kindness, Ruby can also be stern with her friends and close ones when she feels it necessary, such as arguing with Qrow in Argus or with Yang in Mantle.

Ruby also has a sweet tooth, preferring five sugars in her coffee and scarfing down a large plate of cookies in "Ruby Rose". She is even seen with a plate of cookies in "Jaunedice", while her friends are eating more nutritious meals. This is shown again in "Alone Together", where Ruby rejoices and accepts coffee after learning Weiss put "blasphemous amounts of cream and sugar" in it.

In combat or dangerous situations, she is shown to be quite impulsive and battle eager, such as when she attacks a Death Stalker upon seeing it before learning of its high resistance to bullets and blades. This trait contrasts with her adaptability, for she is quite capable of forming attack plans with others in order to take down stronger foes, such as the Nevermore in "Players and Pieces" and Roman in the Atlesian Paladin-290 in "Painting the Town...".

Ruby has been shown to be ruthless at times when it comes to protecting her loved ones, such as when she nonchalantly cuts off Tyrian Callows' stinger in "Punished" after he manages to injure and poison Qrow Branwen. When Neopolitan knocks Yang over the edge of the Central Location in "Worthy", Ruby attempts to cut Neo in half using the same motion she frequently employs on Grimm.

In "Lost", Ruby further develops as a leader whenever she and her friends find themselves in trouble. This is evident when she directs the group when they are attacked on the Argus Limited and when she stands up to Qrow after he turns down Jaune's proposed idea of stealing a military airship to get to Atlas. In this, Ruby is a great source of inspiration and admiration for her team. In "Dark", Blake recounts that Ruby's determination and optimism are something that has always inspired her, and she continues to look up to her despite being older. In "Risk", Yang points out that, while Ruby's optimism and determination had occasionally been blind, it was also necessary in many situations, to provide the team with hope when they took risks. In "Tea Amidst Terrible Trouble", Weiss mentions that Ruby has always been the one to get them through the hard times.

Ruby prefers to be open and not keep secrets from her teammates and friends. Despite this, she feels it to be necessary on some occasions. In "A New Approach", she lied to Ironwood and kept Ozpin's disappearance, how many questions left in the Relic of Knowledge, and Salem's immortality a secret from him, though she obviously felt uncomfortable in doing so. She later expresses doubt about this decision, as she feels it makes her the same as Ozpin. Eventually, after Ironwood agrees to tell the populace about the Amity project, Ruby has Oscar reveal the truth to him in hopes they can finally trust one another. However, when Ironwood decides to abandon Mantle due to Salem's impending arrival, Ruby realizes he can't be trusted to make the right choices anymore and begins steeling herself to stand by her friends instead.[18]

As team leader, Ruby constantly retains a brave, determined and positive outlook. However, when depressed or under intense pressure, she requires the same emotional support she often provides to her friends. In Atlas, having to make difficult choices gradually began weighing more heavily on Ruby, especially when her plans would fail, or her team would become divided. She was also disturbed after seeing the core of The Hound, concerned about what Salem could have possibly done to her mother.

After falling into the Ever After and learning about Penny's death, Ruby's resolve temporarily wavered as she grew more depressed, blaming herself for everything that went wrong in Atlas. She had a hard time even picking up Crescent Rose and felt like she didn't live up to her mother's legacy. Despite normally being open and supportive, at the moment she felt too much pressure to be able to talk about her current feelings of depression, and snapped at her friends for seemingly taking her support for granted. These issues came to a climax when, after being tortured by Neo's clones of her deceased friends and former allies blaming her for her past failures, the Curious Cat revealed to have been manipulated her so they could possess her, as well as seeing Little's death, Ruby momentarily wished she could stop being herself. She decided to drink the tea mixed with the Great Tree's leaf to ascend and become someone better. Eventually, after talking with the Blacksmith, Ruby realized that her own mother wasn't as perfect as she thought, and remembering her words of encouragement from her childhood, she was able to obtain closure and accept her failures, deciding to ascend as herself, regaining her cheerful demeanor, confidence, and will to fight, as shown in her altercation with the Curious Cat and remained unfazed by their attempts to break her again.

In Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part Two following her experience in the Ever After, she is plagued by the reality of her mortality and fear of a lack of legacy. Thus Ruby begins fighting relentlessly to the point of recklessness to her teams concern. It isn’t until Superman counsels her that she is willing to slow down and learn to cherish her health more to uphold her ideals rather than die for them.

Powers and Abilities[]

In order to become a Huntress, Ruby trained at Signal Academy, where her skills and abilities far surpassed her peers. Wielding a dangerous weapon like Crescent Rose required strength, balance and adaptability, all of which she demonstrated the night she stopped the robbery of From Dust Till Dawn, a Dust shop in Vale. This led Ozpin to accept her into Beacon Academy two years before the usual age of admittance.

While at Beacon, Ruby developed skills as a decisive leader, being able to formulate and execute tactical plans with others in order to take down tougher foes, such as the giant Nevermore the team encountered during initiation, and later in coordinated attacks against Roman in an Atlesian Paladin-290. However, perhaps Ruby's greatest strength is her ability to give hope when it is needed most- something Ozpin described as "Something unquantifiable... a spark." She always sees the best in people, and has a knack for finding the right words in the right situation, whether when rallying her teammates, comforting demoralized or suffering allies, or trying to sway enemies to her side. While Ruby's willingness to negotiate has occasionally backfired (such as with Raven in "The More the Merrier" and Ironwood in "Gravity") she has inspired many with her words, actions and perseverance as a leader and Huntress.

Ruby's sense of balance stands out, particularly in precarious situations like perching on a taut ribbon in "Players and Pieces" or running off an exploding airship in "Heroes and Monsters". Despite her small size, Ruby's physical strength is considerable, given how skillfully she wields the large and bulky Crescent Rose. Perhaps one of the best demonstrations of her strength was during her initiation, when she used Crescent Rose to drag a Giant Nevermore vertically up a cliff, at high speed (although she was assisted by Weiss' glyphs and Crescent Rose's recoil).

Ruby's fighting style relies heavily on her creative uses of and methods for achieving momentum, relying on a combination of her Semblance and Crescent Rose's recoil to allow her to achieve massive impact force, then speeding away to avoid counterattacks and prepare her next strike. She can also throw her opponents off by creating slipstreams and even small whirlwinds using her Semblance. At closer quarters, she will attempt to overwhelm her opponent with a barrage of lightning-quick slashes, often not allowing them time to dodge or check her attack.

Ruby also has some skills as a seamstress. According to RWBY: After the Fall, she made her original outfit herself.[19]

Weapon[]

Main article: Crescent Rose
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Ruby attacking Beowolves with Crescent Rose

Ruby's weapon of choice is Crescent Rose. Ruby is self-admittedly obsessed when it comes to weapons, which shows in her complex design and craftsmanship of her weapon, a High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe which she designed herself at Signal, as well as her eye for detail when observing other people's weapons and tools. This weapon can transform between a scythe and a sniper rifle and can fire Dust rounds in either form with massive force. Ruby has proven to have excellent marksmanship, making a perfect headshot on a fleeing Geist in "The Next Step" and shooting down a missile in "The Lady in the Shoe".

After arriving in Atlas, Crescent Rose was upgraded, with the blade now capable of rotation, allowing Ruby to swing her weapon more freely when in cramped spaces such as caves.

In Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part Two, Ruby uses a wooden scythe belonging to Scarecrow after losing Crescent Rose.

Semblance[]

Main article: Petal Burst
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Ruby using her Semblance

Ruby's Semblance, Petal Burst (also known as Speed), allows her to dash with an inhuman speed in whatever direction she chooses, often leaving trails of rose petals in her wake.[20] In "Best Day Ever", Ruby is shown to be capable of creating powerful tailwinds with her Semblance; if she gathers enough momentum, the resulting turbulence is capable of lifting people off the ground.

Within the episode "Ace Operatives", it was stated by Harriet Bree that Ruby's Semblance is not like other speed-type Semblances, though she does not elaborate.

It is later revealed by Penny in "Strings" that Ruby's Semblance allows her to disassemble herself at a molecular level and reassemble at a chosen location, negating her mass. With practice, she has proven able to do the same with anyone she is in contact with, similar to Ren's Semblance; she can carry at least four people along with her. This allows her to go around obstacles or through paths that she would not otherwise fit. She has also proven able to negate gravity while using her Semblance; in "The Final Word", she uses her Semblance mid-fall to circle up and around Neopolitan, attacking her from behind. However, as shown by her battle with Mercury in "PvP", if her path is blocked by an unexpected obstacle mid-flight, her Semblance can be disrupted, forcing her to stop.

Silver Eyes[]

Main article: Silver-Eyed Warrior
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Ruby using her Silver Eyes

Through her mother, Summer, Ruby comes from a line of legendary warriors who possessed powerful abilities related to their Silver Eyes, said to be an extremely rare trait. Upon seeing Pyrrha Nikos die in "End of the Beginning", Ruby accidentally uses this power in her grief and petrifies the Wyvern. However, she has no memory of doing this other than her head hurting. Later in the episode, Qrow describes a fairy tale about warriors with Silver Eyes who are so powerful that even the Grimm fear them.

In "The Next Step", it is revealed that Ruby's powers injured Cinder Fall greatly, causing her to lose her left eye and arm, and making it difficult for her to speak for a period of time. Salem states that this is due to Cinder's possession of the Fall Maiden powers but does not explain why this is the case. However, when Ruby uses her powers once again in "The More the Merrier", Raven Branwen, who possesses the Spring Maiden powers, is not affected despite being in the vicinity, indicating that the Maiden powers themselves do not cause an individual to be affected by the Silver Eye. This indicates that the reason Cinder was affected was due to her usage of the Grimm, through a Grimm beetle glove and later a Shadow Hand.

In "Alone in the Woods", Ruby has managed to activate her power intentionally after Maria Calavera tells her to concentrate on her loved ones, turning a group of Apathy to dust. Through Maria's guidance, Ruby was able to petrify the Leviathan in the episode "Our Way", but the massive Grimm was able to partially destroy the stone encasing its body before it was destroyed by Caroline Cordovin.

Despite Maria's guidance, Ruby still hasn't fully mastered the activation of her powers. In "Out in the Open", Ruby attempts to activate her eyes while fighting an Alpha Megoliath but is unable to concentrate with all the chaos. However, in "The Enemy of Trust", she quickly and easily activates her Silver Eyes upon seeing Cinder.

In “Light in Shadows” from RWBY: Ice Queendom, her powers can be activate in dreamscapes. She unknowingly uses it for the first time on a Nightmare to weaken it.

Superpowers[]

In Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part Two, Ruby lost both her Aura and Semblance with her arrival on Earth, replaced instead with the power of teleportation. When teleporting, she causes a burst of red energy and rose petals. Like on Remnant, she could grab people and take them with her, including inanimate objects.

Weaknesses[]

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Without her weapon, Ruby is effortlessly beaten by two White Fang goons.

Ruby is heavily reliant on Crescent Rose. In contrast to her sister, her hand-to-hand capabilities were rather poor, making her easy to be taken down by mere grunts when unarmed. Without her weapon, there is not much she could do in a fight, and her best bet is to run away with her speed. Her cape, on occasion, has been exploited and used against her, notably during the Beacon initiation when a Nevermore pinned her cape to the ground with its feather-spears. In "Lighting the Fire" Ruby is shown to be slightly improving in hand-to-hand combat under the tutelage of Professor Ozpin through Oscar Pine. She shows this further while battling Mercury in "Downfall"; when disarmed by him, she dodges his next blow and knocks him back with a headbutt.

Although less skilled in unarmed combat, Ruby can often compensate by using her wits and her surroundings to turn the tables on her opponent, if she is unarmed. She has notably defeated Neopolitan, a much more skilled melee fighter, twice in this manner. The first was atop Ironwood's flagship during the Fall of Beacon, where Ruby managed to activate Hush's parasol and blow Neo off the ship. Later, when Ruby is disarmed in "The Final Word", she tricks Neo into lunging at her, then uses her Semblance to circle behind, disarming her and knocking her off the platform in a single attack. In "With Friends Like These", when Harriet lands multiple blows on her and is about to restrain her, Ruby uses her similar Semblance (which is slower but more maneuverable than Harriet's) to outmaneuver her opponent and turn the tables on her.

Until she was guided by Maria, Ruby was using the power of her Silver Eyes in reaction to the death of a close friend or a loved one being in danger, without control on her part. In "Gravity", when Ruby experienced negative emotions after she found out about her mother's fate, she briefly lost control the power of her Silver Eyes and her head begun to hurt.

Trivia[]

Allusion[]

Color Naming Rule[]

  • Her name alludes to a type of gemstone that is often found in red. Furthermore, "Ruby" is the name of an actual shade of red. Meanwhile, her surname, "Rose", alludes to another shade of red and a type of flower that is also found most often in red.

Story[]

  • Though the reason for this is unknown, Ruby was given her mother's surname rather than father's to pass on.
  • Although Ruby is often depicted to favor sweets like cookies, her favorite food is actually strawberries.[21]
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Ruby's character stats for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

  • At the RTX Australia 2016 RWBY Panel, Ruby's Skype username was RlyRlyKoolKid.
  • Ruby's Huntress license number is 63600-34572-12560.

Character&Design[]

  • Despite sharing similar emblems and a red-and-black color scheme to Adam Taurus, Monty confirmed that Ruby and Adam are not related to each other and that their emblems differ from each other in terms of "scatter and wilt".[22]
    • Ironically, Ruby and Adam have never actually met face-to-face in the series.
  • Ruby shares her emblem design with her mother. Though in merchandise Ruby's is typically red and Summer's is typically portrayed white.
  • Miles Luna stated that a lot of inspiration for Ruby came from Gon Freecss from the manga and anime series "Hunter x Hunter" in that while they may always be at the forefront of everything, they act as a "connecting tissue" for a lot of the characters’ stories.[23]
  • Monty has confirmed that Ruby is left-handed. However, she is seen wielding her weapon with her right hand just as easily, implying trained ambidexterity. Monty has stated that it is "common to switch both hands while fighting, especially to make it interesting." In "No Safe Haven", Ruby is seen writing a letter with her right hand. During Ice Queendom's "Best Day Ever", Ruby is shown writing a letter right-handed.

Media[]

  • Ruby Rose is a playable character in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.[24] A demo of her in the game was tweeted by Gray G. Haddock on October 3rd, 2017.
    • According to the statistics, Ruby is a speed-type character and has moderate attack power despite her lack of unarmed combat. In addition, she is considered as the "most cutest" as describe by the series' fans.
  • In the teaser trailer for Camp Camp, another animated series produced by Rooster Teeth, a figurine of Ruby was briefly seen in the cubicle belonging to "Maggie Tominey".[25]
  • In Episode 4 for gen:LOCK, another animated series produced by Rooster Teeth, one of the main characters, Cameron MacCloud, can be seen dressed as Ruby (Volume 1-3) in the Ether.[26]
  • On July 19th, 2019, a limited event collaboration between RWBY and SMITE was announced.[27] Team RWBY is confirmed to appear as voiced skins.
    • Ruby is a skin for Thanatos.[28]
  • Ruby appeared in the Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One.[29] Many people claim that she can be seen in the background in the scene with some Halo soldiers, which is a nod to Red vs. Blue, another Rooster Teeth web-series.
  • On June 29th Ruby joins her team, Salem and Qrow as playable skins in Paladins during a crossover with RWBY. She appears as a skin for Vora.
  • Ruby was confirmed to be a potential character in the Warner Brothers' game Multiversus, through a series of leaked voice clips from Pickle Rick, a character also to be added[30]. However, given the situation of RWBY being sold off, is currently unconfirmed if she is to appear in the game.

Miscellaneous[]

  • Ruby, alongside Blake, Nora, and Jaune, is one of the few characters who owns an object for sale at the Rooster Teeth store – which includes her Rose Pajama Pants, her headphones, her Beacon Academy backpack, and her cloak. They are now sold out.
  • In order to get into character before recording lines, her voice actor, Lindsay Jones, often yells Yang's name in Ruby's voice multiple times. They also stand in the recording booth barefoot and sometimes listen to "Red Like Roses Part II".
  • Per the word of Lindsay Jones, Ruby is not allowed to say swear words, possibly she was still too young.[31] Foreshadowing, she did during the The not-so-secret mission: “Go to RTX Austin”.[32]

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