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We love you, just like we loved Pyrrha. We're teammates, family.
—Nora telling Jaune to stop beating himself up over Pyrrha's death

Team JNPR, pronounced "Juniper" is a team of students from Beacon Academy. In "Players and Pieces", the team had its first fight as a team, together with Team RWBY, against a Death Stalker. Later in the same episode, the team was officially formed. During initiation, the team retrieved the White Rook pieces.

After the death of their teammate, Pyrrha Nikos in "End of the Beginning", the three remaining members, now collectively known as Team JNR, continued to work together, along with Ruby Rose, the former team leader of the fractured Team RWBY, whom they also formed Team RNJR with.

MembersEdit

Jaune Mug
Jaune
Jaune Arc is the leader of Team JNPR.
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Nora
Nora Valkyrie is a member of Team JNPR.
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Pyrrha
Pyrrha Nikos was formerly a member of Team JNPR.
Ren Mug 3
Ren
Lie Ren is a member of Team JNPR.

Team AttacksEdit

  • Flower Power (Nora + Ren) - The specifics are not known, but it is named as such because, as Jaune describes it, "Ren brings the flower, Nora brings the power." The full version of the team attack is revealed in RWBY: Amity Arena , where Ren stuns multipleenemies, then Nora launches him and delivers a powerful attack on them.
  • Arkos (Jaune + Pyrrha) - Described as "that thing, when we take our shields...?" by Jaune. The name is a portmanteau of the pair's last names, Arc and Nikos.
  • Pomegrenade (Pyrrha + Nora) - The team attack was first revealed in RWBY: Amity Arena and is purely an in-game team attack. As its card info states: Jaune thought up of this team attack during the last second in order for them to fend off the Death Stalker that Jaune and Pyrrha come across in "Players and Pieces", wherein Pyrrha launches Nora upwards with her shield and thus, making Nora land on a designated area alongside Maginhild. After Pyrrha's passing, Jaune had to take her place.

TriviaEdit

  • The members of Team JNPR allude to characters who are said to have disguised themselves as the opposite gender in their original stories.[1]
  • JNPR (Juniper berries, blue) is a possible allusion to Rooster Teeth's other series, Red vs. Blue, when compared to their rival Team RWBY (Ruby, red gemstone).
    • Juniper bushes are also known to turn bright yellow, which helps to explain its connection to leader Jaune (as with Ruby to RWBY, Cardin to CRDL, and Coco to CFVY).
  • Team JNPR's members' fighting styles are based on archetypal warriors from a different culture: Jaune's is Frankish/Norman, Pyrrha's is Greco-Roman, Ren's is East Asian, and Nora's is Nordic.
  • On November 6th, 2014, Monty Oum discovered that he was allergic to juniper.[2]
  • On The Staff Of Charon during Red Vs Blue Season 13 Episode 6, Team JNPR is one of the names scrolling on Hargrove's screen, along with RWBY.
  • Following Volume 3, the team has been referred to as Team JNR in merchandise[3] and in DLC packs for RWBY: Grimm Eclipse.[4] The title is presumably the internal name for the group and has been adapted by the fandom as the group's unofficial title, but has yet to be used in canon.

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