You all risk so much to keep people like us safe. It's the least we can do.
—Terra Cotta-Arc

Terra Cotta-Arc is a character in RWBY. She is Saphron Cotta-Arc's wife and the two of them have a son named Adrian Cotta-Arc. She first appeared in the episode "The Grimm Reaper" of Volume 6.


Terra is a young woman with short dark brown hair and eyes. She has a single smooth bang that goes down her forehead and in between her eyes. She wears a dark navy collar shirt with a light-blue cardigan, dark-gray jeans and red sneakers. She also wears red glasses and a wedding ring.


Terra appears to be a hard-working, serious and kind person. She loves her family greatly, even though she rarely comes home due to her work.



  • Saphron and Terra Cotta may also refer to the ancient Greek poetess Sappho of Lesbos, so famed for her romantic preference for 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 name "Terra" means "Earth", bringing blues, greens, whites and browns to mind.
  • Terra Cotta comes from terracotta, a type of ceramic. It also means "cooked earth" in Latin.
  • Arc may come from the French word arc-en-ciel, meaning "rainbow".


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