Yep! Moved the second I could. Jaune and I are the only two living away from home. I guess he just wanted to be like his big sis.
—Saphron Cotta-Arc

Saphron Cotta-Arc is a character in RWBY. She is an older sister of Jaune Arc. She is also the wife of Terra Cotta-Arc and has a son named Adrian Cotta-Arc. She first appeared in "The Grimm Reaper".


Saphron is a young woman with wavy, dirty blond hair and blue eyes. She wears an orange top with a beige vest, light brown trousers with orange stitches on each side, and dark brown boots. In addition, she wears her wedding ring on her left hand and a bootlace necklace around her neck.

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Saphron seems to be an understanding, kind, caring and loving person. She loves to tease Jaune, and she is very reasonable with her wife while she has been busy at her work.



  • Saphron and Terra Cotta may also refer to the ancient Greek poetess Sappho of Lesbos, so famed for her romantic attraction to women that the name of her homeland coined the term "lesbian", and her own name coined the term "sapphic". Many of her works that survived did so on terra cotta pottery shards.

Color Naming Rule

  • The Arc siblings are all a color of the rainbow, with one set of twins. Saphron is orange.[1]
    • Saphron likely comes from either the color saffron, which is orange-yellow, or the spice saffron, which is a deep orange.
  • Cotta comes from the Latin word "cocta", meaning to cook or ripen.[2]


  • She and Terra were second parents of same-sex on Rooster Teeth, besides Ered's fathers form Camp Camp.


  1. Volume 6 Directors' Commentary Chapter 7
  2. Wiktionary
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