I’m pretty sure that by now, everyone in the RWBY fandom has heard of Entertainment Weekly’s article on tomorrow’s Vol. 4 episode and the way they confused Sun for Jaune. With my friends to inspire me/goad me into making increasingly bad decisions (especially @alisha-b-marie), I did what I did best: MEME. Every single vaguely blonde character, no matter how minor, is now Jaune. Enjoy.
Thanks to @noseless-rwby for the bases without noses. Go follow them. That blog gives me life.
Okay, guys, I keep seeing people who keep thinking that only a few or some of the characters in RWBY follow the color naming rule, and people don’t fully know the details of what the rule actually is, so… here’s the image Monty released way, way back before volume 2. He tweeted it, and I saved it before Twitter made it impossible to view the full size image.
Knowing the naming rules can be helpful in creating an OC, which is exactly why Monty released the color naming rule. So, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in the rest of the info in this post, I hope you find the above image useful! :D Also…
“Thus all the names in RWBY (Minus Ozpin… for reasons….) follow this rule.” Every single character except Ozpin “for reasons.”
No more of this “Ironwood doesn’t follow the color naming rule” “Glynda doesn’t follow the color naming rule” “So-and-so doesn’t” stuff. All of them do. And paying close attention to the rules will help you understand how they do follow the rules.
Be a color
Mean a color
Sound like a color
Make people think of a color
The name can live up to one or more of those requirements, and it can be
Last name (Example: Lisa Lavender, the female reporter from volume 1 episode 1. Lavender is a purple flower.)
First and last name (Example: Weiss Schnee. Weiss means white, and Schnee means snow, which reminds people of white. Or Dove Bronzewing. Doves are white/gray birds, and Bronzewing has the word bronze in it.)
A combination of the first and last names (Example: Cyril Ian, the male reporter from volume 1 episode 1. Miles said his full name is Cyril Ian because it sounds like cerulean.)
Below the Read More is a list of all the named characters as of volume 2’s finale and how they follow the color naming rule, as well as my take (shared with many other people, I’m sure) on how Ozpin doesn’t follow the rule.
A painting for dsc85/Tegon and geldazane/Bronzewing. Another gaming themed one, like the older Fallout one, this time in the world of Horizon: Zero Dawn. The two are set to take down a big catch. Robot dinosaurs make for great adrenaline rushes. (Dinosaur is loosely based on the Thunderjaw of the game.)
Cut to the awards ceremony! The two men on the left are the mystery men from the launchpad, and the two on the right are… probably generic no-names of no import. Their designs are waaaaay simpler.
Ozpin: “Russel Thrush, Cardin Winchester, Dove Bronzewing, Sky Lark. The four of you retrieved the black Bishop pieces. From this day forward, you will work together as… Team CRDL [Cardinal], lead by Cardin Winchester.”
You know how I referred to the collective four main girls as Team RWBY this whole time?
Welp. Fuck. I’m psychic. What am I doing liveblogging? I need to go open up a fortune teller business. Later, nerds!