There’s been some talk about the amount of lines every character in RWBY has had over each volume, so I thought it’d be nice to put it into something visual for ease of use. The last chart is just the top 20 characters with the most lines, obviously there are more
Volume 4 is the first volume where male characters have collectively had more lines than female characters. This has been an overall trend across the series however the swing was dramatic come vol 4
had the lion’s share of lines in volume 1 and 2 but tends get the same as other characters come volume 3 and 4.
Ruby, Weiss and Yang have had less lines every volume whilst other characters fluctuate depending on the plot.
Had it not been for Ruby’s monologue in the final episode of volume 4 she would have been in 3rd place for that volume.
Volume 2 is the only time that team RWBY has held all 4 top spots.
Father figures such as Qrow, Taiyang, Li and Ghira tend to speak more and have bigger roles than mothers like Kali, Raven and An.
A bit of background behind how these numbers came to be under the cut.
There have been a lot of weird, quirky one-off characters with stupid, ridiculous weapons in RWBY, but my favorite is still Flynt and his gun trumpet.
Look at this idiot
This is how he dresses to an organized fighting tournament between what are basically national military academies for people with superpowers. “Hmm, I’m going to be fighting highly-trained fighters who can summon explosions, move faster than sound, and control objects with their mind, what kind of armor should I wear to that…got it. Fedora, shades, and a vest. Oh, and an untied tie for good measure.”
That fucking trumpet is his weapon too. People in this show wield scythes bigger than themselves, gloves and boots that double as magical fireball shotguns, floating swords they can control with their minds, and this moron decided to take a trumpet, stick a trigger and grip on it, and call it a day.
And the dumbest part is it works
YOUR MAGICAL ABILITIES ARE NO MATCH FOR THE POWER OF JAZZ
MY SOLOS ARE LITERALLY ON FIRE
Like everyone else in the show, he has a special ability on top of his ridiculous weapon. What is his ability? Is it something musical? Something that has to do with waveforms? Something that makes sense? Nope, it’s him playing with himself.
HE TURNS INTO HIS OWN FUCKING BAND
IT’S BASICALLY A DELUXE VERSION OF BLAKE’S SEMBLANCE SINCE HIS CLONES CAN ACTUALLY FIGHT
JAZZ BAND MOTHERFUCKER
In a world of superpowered crazy people with giant illogically powerful weapons, Flynt Cole is a man with a trumpet, a hat, three clones of himself, and all the jazz his soul can muster.