Well, that's a fancy trick now, innit? 'Fraid it comes with a price though, love.
—Tock

Tock was a character in RWBY that first appeared in "The Grimm Reaper". A mercenary,[3] she was an associate of Salem and part of her inner circle. She was killed by Maria Calavera after destroying her eyes.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Tock was a Crocodile Faunus with a shaved head, dark-green grayish mohawk and yellow eyes. She wore a dark green collared shirt with a dark brown corset that has a strap attached to a narrow belt around her thigh, black and gray striped trousers and black shoes. In addition, she wore dark brown fingerless gloves and carried a large stopwatch with her.

Her Faunus trait was patchy shady green scales all over her body and face. She had an x-shaped scar on the left side of her head, black polish on her nails and sharp metal teeth with two screws in them.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Tock was cruel, sadistic and brutal. She had no problem using dirty tricks to defeat her opponents. She was also rather arrogant, possibly due to her limited invulnerability. She claimed to be merciful, offering to spare Maria's life (since Tock had destroyed Maria's eyes) if she begged for it. In a dismissive way, she claimed she respected those who fight to the end.

Tock is described as having been proud of herself, especially of her Faunus heritage, to the point of having replaced her original teeth with a set of metallic crocodile teeth to enhance her imagery. Additionally, despite warnings from her master, Salem, Tock never grew to be cautious in regards to using her Semblance before her invulnerability wore off, instead choosing to play with her victims.[4]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Tock was a very capable and talented fighter, so much so that Salem herself deemed Tock's skills and abilities to be valuable and attractive enough for her to recruit her into her Inner Circle.

Weapon[edit | edit source]

During battle, Tock mainly used a pair golden hilted cutlass styled swords as her main weapon, having been shown and skilled enough in swordsmanship to easily fight and keep up with a fully trained Huntress with little trouble, as seen during her battle against Maria Calavera, an impressive accomplishment considering the latter's own prodigal talents as a fighter. Tock herself was shown to be talented and lethal enough to and even hold the advantage over her for the majority of the fight and even overpower her.

Prosthetics[edit | edit source]

Tock was also shown to have modified her teeth by lining them with iron steel, effectively giving them a razor sharp edge, strong enough to chomp right through Maria's twin kama's handles.

Semblance[edit | edit source]

Main article: Semblance#Tock

Tock's Semblance, gives her the ability to become completely invulnerable for 60 seconds, creating an absolutely invulnerable full body aura shield that completely shields Tock from all attacks and unlike the typical Aura cloaks, Tock's Semblance does not weaken or break while within the set time limit.[5] However, the use of her Semblance causes Tock to shatter all her Aura after the 60 seconds have passed, effectively leaving her completely defenseless and open to being hurt.[6]

Tracking[edit | edit source]

During her time working under Salem, Tock proved herself to be a highly skilled tracker, having been able to successfully find and hunt down Maria Calavera by following what little information of her sightings and appearances.

Later during her actual duel against the Grimm Reaper, Tock herself implied that she herself successfully tracked down and killed other Silver-Eyed Warriors despite the scarcity of reliable information on their identities and locations.

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References[edit | edit source]

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