Volume 4

The Next Step

If I were you, I'd hunt her down, find her and, well, she took your eye, didn't she?
—Tyrian, to Cinder Fall, about Ruby Rose
Eye for an eye.
—Tyrian, to Cinder, after the meeting


Excuse me. I was hoping you could... help me find someone.
—Tyrian, to the Higanbana Waitress

Tipping Point

The rose has thorns!
—Tyrian, to Ruby
Why, friend, my name is Tyrian. And I'm afraid that is not possible. My assignment from Her Grace was to retrieve this young girl. So, that is what I must do. One does not upset the Queen.
—Tyrian, to Qrow Branwen


You bitch!
—Tyrian, to Ruby after his tail is cut off
She'll forgive you.
—Tyrian, to himself about Salem

Taking Control

But-but hope is not lost! My tail, my stinger... I-I poisoned him, Qrow! He would not be a nuisance to you any longer, no... no longer! Have I done well? Have I pleased you?
—Tyrian, to Salem

Volume 6

So That's How It Is

Welcome back, welcome back! I do hope you missed us as much as we missed you.
—Tyrian, greeting Hazel, Mercury and Emerald at the Land of Darkness entrance
Speaking of which, where is our Fall Maiden?
—Tyrian, asking about Cinder
Don't tell me something happened to her?
—Tyrian, about Cinder
Careful, little girl. Cinder isn't here to protect you anymore.
—Tyrian, to Emerald
Oh, don't misunderstand, I am in mourning just as you. Because it appears you've failed our Queen, and that is a tragedy.
—Tyrian, to Mercury and Emerald with "pity"
Are you questioning our divine savior?!
—Tyrian, to Watts
Not if I can help it.
—Tyrian, when Hazel informs about the Relic of Knowledge taken to Atlas
So soon?
—Tyrian, finding out about Ozpin
Your Grace, I can...
—Tyrian, before Salem glares at him


All you ever learned was pain and violence, and now you're too afraid to leave it. Such a tragedy.
—Tyrian, to Mercury
Children, please... If you're not loving what you're doing, then you're in the wrong field.
—Tyrian, to Mercury and Emerald
To say farewell. There's been a change in plans. Her Grace must act swiftly if we are to prevail. If General Ironwood comes to his senses and calls upon aid from Vacuo, all may be lost for us! And so the good doctor and I are being sent to Atlas... to prepare.
—Tyrian, to Emerald and Mercury about the plan to go to Atlas with Watts
Do what makes you happy, children... please? I'm begging you...
—Tyrian, to Emerald and Mercury

Volume 7

A New Approach

But what if we're seen? What if we're recognized?
—Tyrian, to Watts by remote communication
We're walking around a city with a thousand eyes.
—Tyrian, about Mantle and its people
That certainly sounds useful.
—Tyrian, after Watts explains about the security system in Mantle
Well, I suppose we all have our talents...
—Tyrian, to Watts

Ace Operatives

Me? Oh, well, I'm… someone just like you. Someone who… wants to mix things up around here.
—Tyrian, to Forest before attacking him

A Night Off

Right on time.
—Tyrian, right before he makes his escape after slaughtering some attendees at the party

Out in the Open

The Grimm should have destroyed our enemies, not made them friends!
—Tyrian, after Ironwood and Robyn's speech to Mantle
You want more chaos than a Grimm invasion?
—Tyrian, to Watts
Come to think of it, I do have an idea.
—Tyrian, to Watts
Robyn Hill. For such a little bird, you have quite the impact around here! I find it… upsetting.
—Tyrian, to Robyn Hill

With Friends Like These

It's taking a very long time for this show to get to the good part!
—Tyrian, prompting Robyn to attack Clover
—Tyrian, upon questioning of his intent
Looks like our score will have to wait. You know my track record with the authorities!
—Tyrian, to an enraged Qrow Branwen

Volume 8


Salem is destruction incarnate! Our mistress wishes to see the end of it all! There is no ideal more beautiful. If you couldn't see that from the start, you must be out of your mind...
—Tyrian, to Mercury and Emerald.

RWBY: Amity Arena

Heeheeheehee! Surprise!
—Tyrian, upon being deployed

About Tyrian

I don't know, this guy's weird.
—Ruby, to Qrow
That's why Tyrian is here framing you.
—Ruby, to Ironwood
Tyrian Callows was accused of murders all across Anima. A homicidal maniac who escaped justice when his prison transport was attacked by Grimm. After that, he was never seen again.
Winter Schnee, about Tyrian's background and his crimes
Well, he works for Salem and he's here.
—Ruby, to everyone about Tyrian's connection with Salem
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