Now to pay me back for this tooth, we're going to take your bike. And you're going to take your lumps.
—Shay, threatening Yang

Shay D. Mann, also known as the Shady Man, is a bandit from the Branwen Tribe who Yang first encounters in the episode "Welcome to Haven" of RWBY Volume 5.


Shay is a skinny man with long dirty blond hair and gray eyes. He has a stubble around his mouth and is missing an upper left tooth after getting punched by Yang. He wears a dark blue and gray jacket with torn sleeves over a long sleeved shirt He wears a bandana around his neck and has a shoulder pad on his right shoulder. He wears brown leather fingerless gloves with straps and brown pants with boots.

Powers and Abilities

Shay is a Branwen bandit, but is shown to not be strong, getting easily beaten by Yang twice, though he was able to remain conscious after taking one of Yang's Semblance enhanced punches and repeatedly slamming into hard surfaces.


Shay wields a crude revolver-like pistol with knuckles and a blade attached to the handle. It was introduced in "Lighting the Fire".

The pistol has a tendency to jam, which happened when he attacked Yang Xiao Long with some other bandits.


Color Naming Rule

  • Shady can refer to "suspicious", but also means "dark" and "shadowy".


  • Shay was first credited as Shady Man, but later as Shay D. Mann.
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