Volume 2

Field Trip

Dear girls, I've got to leave the island for a few days, so I'm sending Zwei today for you to take care of. Enclosed is all the food you should need. Love you both, Taiyang.
—A letter sent by Taiyang to Yang Xiao Long and Ruby Rose

Volume 3

End of the Beginning

Communication down across the entire Kingdom, no way to contact the outside world, and Ozpin's still missing. This is bad, Qrow.
—Taiyang, to Qrow
Your Uncle Qrow found you unconscious. He got you out of there though. He brought you home safe.
—Taiyang, to Ruby
Uh... She's uh... She's gonna be alright. I think she's just... I think it's just gonna take time for her to get used to things. She's too strong to let this stop her.
—Taiyang to Ruby, about Yang's condition
I'm just glad to have my girls back at home.
—Taiyang, expressing concern for Yang and Ruby
Things at Vale are under control, but the school? It's... it's not that simple. That thing, whatever it is, doesn't seem to be dead. Don't get me wrong, you did a number on it, but it's not disappearing. It's kind of... frozen. I know that doesn't sound too bad, but it keeps attracting more Grimm to the school.
—Taiyang to Ruby, about Vale and Beacon Academy

Volume 4

Of Runaways and Stowaways

Brand new, state of the art Atlas tech. You know, I thought I was gonna have to pull some strings, call in a few favors, but you earned this one all on your own, kiddo. Before I could even talk to him, General Ironwood already had one of his top scientists working on this, for you. He wanted me to tell you that you fought admirably. You should be proud of yourself.
—Taiyang to Yang, giving her a mechanical right arm.


Hey! All the girls said he had nice legs! I did that jerk a favor.
—Taiyang on the altruism of his teenage prank on Qrow
If you honestly think that you're ready to go out there on your own, ha, well I guess you lost some brain cells along with that arm.
—to Yang
You're Yang Xiao Long, my sunny little dragon. You can do whatever you put your mind to. So whenever you're ready to stop moping and get back out there, I'll be there for you.
—Taiyang giving faith and encouragement to Yang
Let's get started.
—Taiyang, when he sees Yang wearing the arm

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Once you take damage, you can dish it back twice as hard, but that doesn't make you invincible! It's great when you're in a bind, but what happens if you miss? What happens if they're stronger? What then? Now you're just weak and tired!
—Taiyang, about Yang's Semblance
Raven was great in so many ways - her strength, her ambition, her dedication to whatever cause she thought was worth fighting for. I'm proud of how much of her I see in you. But, I'm glad I don't see all of her in you.
—Taiyang, about Yang's similarities with her mother
You both act as if the easiest way to tackle an obstacle is through it. That strength is all that matters in a fight. But if you just take a second look, then maybe you see there's a way around as well.
—Taiyang, about looking for more than the obvious solution

Taking Control

I just wanted a better goodbye than a letter.
—Taiyang to Yang, referring to her leaving similarly to Ruby
Well, despite asking him numerous times not to, I know that Qrow told you where your mother's been at these days. I know how much you wanna see her. I've stopped you in the past, but I won't anymore. And we both read the note. We know your sister's headed to Mistral. So, where are you going?
—Taiyang, laying out Yang's difficult choice and treating her like an adult

Volume 8


No! No, come back!
—Taiyang, after Ruby's worldwide broadcast cuts out
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