Participants Episode(s) Result
Huntsmen vs. Grimm "Breach" Won
Students vs. Nevermore "Battle of Beacon" Won
Students vs. Grimm, White Fang, AK-200s and Paladins Withdrew


Velvet is a second-year student at Beacon Academy and a member of Team CFVY. Her teammates greatly value her abilities and have fought many battles together.[1]


Velvet is seen very briefly in the first chapter of the manga, walking past Team RWBY's table in the Beacon Academy food halls.


Start of Classes

Velvet first appears in the cafeteria, eating a meal by herself at an empty table. However, Team CRDL appear at her table and begin teasing her, being led by Cardin Winchester.

Cardin starts pulling on her ears, ignoring her repeated pleas for him to stop because he is hurting her. Russel Thrush calls her a freak as Cardin releases her and she leaves the room covering her face, crying.

Pyrrha Nikos could not stand how Cardin and his group treated Velvet, while Yang Xiao Long remarks that it must be difficult being a Faunus. Blake Belladonna comments on how Cardin is not the only one to treat Faunus in such a derogatory and abusive manner.

During another class talking about the history of Remnant, specifically the Faunus Rights Revolution, Bartholomew Oobleck asks if any of the Faunus have been discriminated against. Velvet at first is hesitant to raise her hand, but does so. Dr. Ooblek then comments how dreadful that is.

Notably, she is the second character to raise her hand, a black silhouette in the back being the first, implying that there are several other mistreated Faunus among the students at Beacon. Her hesitation also exemplifies her preference to avoid being the center of attention, in addition to her shy and quiet nature.

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Second Semester

Velvet returns to Beacon from an unusually long mission with her team and is met by Team RWBY, after a student announce their return. Blake promptly asks her if she's okay, while Weiss Schnee asks why their mission took longer than expected.

Velvet tells them that "There were just so many", likely referring to the Grimm. She reassures them that since they are first-years shadowing a Huntsman on the trip, they will be fine. She also wishes Team RWBY safety before rejoining her team.

Velvet has apparently been spending the entire semester building up her weapon, Anesidora. When she comes in for the finale to help fend of Grimm during the invasion of Vale, she takes out a few Grimm and attempts to use it, but is stopped by Coco Adel, who points out what she's been doing with Anesidora and says not to waste it before taking out the Grimm herself.

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Vytal Festival Tournament

Velvet and her team are competing in the Vytal Festival tournament, representing Beacon Academy and the kingdom of Vale. Team CFVY wins their team round, but Velvet is not selected to progress into the doubles round. After Mercury Black and Emerald Sustrai defeat Coco and Yatsuhashi Daichi, Velvet feels empathy and concern for them, and Fox Alistair is there to console her.

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Velvet working on her photography

She is later seen on the day of the second one-on-one match ups, taking photos of Sun Wukong, along with Brawnz Ni and Nolan Porfirio, before talking to Ruby Rose about her sister Yang Xiao Long's predicament. She also briefly mentions to Ruby how Coco described her hallucination of Yatsuhashi as a "stress-induced hallucination".

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The Battle of Beacon

Velvet is among the group of students present at Amity Colosseum at the beginning of the Grimm attack on Vale. Her weapon flies to the floating arena in a rocket-propelled locker. After a Giant Nevermore breaks into the stadium and is defeated, she is among the students that choose to fight in the battle rather than flee. She also takes a picture of Ruby Rose in a heroic stance. The group takes an Air Bus to Beacon where they begin to fight the Grimm.

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Velvet fighting a Paladin at the Battle of Beacon

Later during the battle as they are overwhelmed by the Atlesian Paladin-290s, Coco gives Velvet permission to use Anesidora, which is revealed to be capable of summoning copies of weapons she has taken pictures off. Despite being able to wield each weapon with precision, she is eventually knocked out by one of the remaining Paladins. Weiss then saves her from suffering any major harm.

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RWBY: After the Fall

Leaving the Battle

Conscious but clearly hindered by the Paladin, Velvet limped along, leaning against Yatsuhashi's body, evading attacking Grimm en route to the docks, guiding some restless civilians and along the way finding Ruby and Weiss, who were looking for Jaune and Pyrrha. At the docks, Velvet had her injuries treated, and saw Qrow Branwen leaving in an Air Bus to Vale carrying an unconscious Ruby. While Velvet insisted she was still in fighting shape, Coco ordered her to find a bed to rest until dawn.[2]


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