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White Fang Goons (as they are referred to in the credits) are the rank-and-file soldiers of the Faunus terrorist group, the White Fang.

Named White Fang Goons include "Deery", who is voiced by Maggie Tominey, and Perry, who is voiced by Kyle Taylor. Other unnamed White Fang soldiers are voiced by Chris Martin, Austin Hardwicke, Miles Luna, Dustin Matthews and Josh Ornelas.

They are also referred to as Initiates and Acolytes in RWBY: Combat Ready.


All White Fang soldiers wear a uniform that consists of a Grimm Mask that covers the eyes and forehead and a uniform consisting of a white sleeveless jacket, a sleeveless black hood and black pants. They also have black fingerless gloves, metal foot guards and boots. The White Fang's logo is prominently displayed on the back of the uniform. Three red claw marks can be seen on the top left of their jackets. Some have their Faunus traits, such as ears or antlers, visible along with their uniform.

Blake Belladonna states that their appearance, especially the use of Grimm masks, was intentionally engineered to make them resemble the monsters Humanity believed them to be.

In RWBY: The Official Manga, their uniforms are completely different than their early designs from Volume 1. They wear a skintight chestplate attached to a dark hoodie jacket and baggy pants. Their Grimm masks have different designs. Their White Fang logo seen on the back and the claws on the front are absent.


White Fang Soldiers before they started wearing Grimm Masks

In the past, the soldiers for the White Fang didn't always wear Grimm Masks. During a planned raid for a Dust processing plant, the soldiers present hesitate to go through with it until Adam Taurus inspires them to do it while wearing a Grimm Mask and inspiring others to wear them too.

After the White Fang gets into a fight with attacking humans and Adam kills one of them, the soldiers are shown praising Adam alongside Sienna Khan as opposed to Ghira berating him for his actions.

The soldiers are also present during their fight against employees of the Schnee Dust Company.

Uniformed White Fang soldiers first appeared in "Players and Pieces", assisting Roman Torchwick as he plans his next move, though they are not identified as such in the episode.

They are later identified as White Fang soldiers by Blake in "Black and White", where they are helping Roman steal a large Dust shipment. Blake confronts them and asks them why they have sided with Roman, but she does not receive an answer. However, Roman states that "The White Fang and I are going in on a joint business venture together!" Blake and her friend Sun Wukong end up fighting the White Fang soldiers at the docks. Penny Polendina later joins the battle and makes short work of most of them.

White Fang soldiers at a faction rally

Large numbers of uniformed White Fang members attend the White Fang rally in Vale in "Painting the Town...", which is infiltrated by Blake and Sun. Later, many are seen encamped in the underground ruins of Mountain Glenn. Under Roman's direction, the White Fang is attempting to bring Grimm into the city by luring the creatures there with Dust bombs.

Two soldiers capture Ruby Rose and bring her to Roman, but she manages to escape with help from her team. Team RWBY and Bartholomew Oobleck then fight through large numbers of White Fang soldiers on the abandoned railway. Many White Fang soldiers were lost in the tunnels, according to Mercury Black.

These soldiers are also part of the force led by Adam Taurus in the attack on Beacon Academy.

Later in "Dread in the Air", members of Sienna Khan's high guards help Adam overthrow and kill her to do he can take her place as high leader of the White Fang. After she is killed, Adam orders them to fabricate her death and say that a human broke in and killed her instead.

After Adam orders the Menagerie branch of the White Fang to assassinate the Belladonna family and capture Bkake, many soldiers are seen invading the Belladonna Family Home attempting to kill them. They are later all defeated and arrested by the Menagerie Guard.

White Fang soldiers surrender after being outnumbered at Haven

The soldiers later take part in the Battle of Haven, assisting Adam with planning to destroy Haven's Cross Continental Transmit System tower. However, they are confronted by the Faunus of Menagerie and end up outnumbered. Adam leaves behind these soldiers to escape and they are arrested by the Mistral police force.

After Adam returns to the White Fang Throne Room, the remaining soldiers refuse to work for him after he left his men at Haven behind to save himself. After one of them mentions that he lost to Blake, he snaps and slaughtered them all.

Powers and Abilities

White Fang members armed with swords and rifles

Their armament consists of a variety of firearms, swords and spears, though some fight unarmed. They are shown able to deploy acrobatically from Bullheads as well as operate Atlesian Paladin-290 mech suits.

They are no match for a skilled Huntsman or Huntress, and they are easily defeated in large numbers by the members of Team RWBY. In battle, they attack in large groups and swarm enemies in an attempt to overwhelm them.




  • The three claw marks on the front of their jacket was added after Volume 3.
  • Miscellaneous White Fang Goons credits were voiced by:
    • Chris Martin
    • Austin Hardwicke, an animator at Rooster Teeth
    • Miles Luna
    • Dustin Matthews, an animator at Rooster Teeth
    • Josh Ornelas
    • Luis "Paco" Vazquez, producer at Rooster Teeth
    • Willem W. Keetell, an animator at Rooster Teeth
    • Jenn K. Tidwell, animation coordinator

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