Okay so I’ve been thinking about volume 4 a lot since it ended and I still have several questions about it, particularly these moments.
I watched these scenes over and over again in an attempt to figure it out. A thought finally hit me. The two recurring factors in these scenes are Qrow being poisoned by Tyrian, and Jaune and/or Ruby being there. So, I took it upon myself to do a little bit of research on the symptoms of scorpion stings.
It was made very clear to me that a scorpion’s venom is highly likely to cause hallucinations that can last until the wound is treated. I thought some more, and… something popped into my brain.
What if Tyrian’s poison caused Qrow to hallucinate, and he keeps seeing Jaune and Ruby as Tai and Summer? (bonus if he thinks Ren is Raven bc hair) It would make sense in the scene where he says “Tai she’s not coming” because he’s facing Jaune when he says it, so he could’ve stolen a glance at him and hallucinated. In the scene where he grabs Jaune’s hand, he may have been hallucinating about a past battle with team STRQ and urging “Tai” to be careful. And in the scene with Ruby, he may have been imagining a time when he was injured and “Summer” was there to comfort him. Just putting it out there…
bluh ok there were gonna be more characters in this and some of these don’t feel totally finished but the WIPs have been sitting in my computer for like a month and im probably not gonna end up doing anything else with them SO im just gonna post what i have
i posted sonic redesigns on here a while ago but i was really unhappy with how they turned out so have these ones instead
So I know there has been some debate as to whether or not Qrow is Ruby’s father, and I am here to settle said debate with sufficient evidence.
Firstly: Age discrepancies
We know that at the beginning of Volume One, Ruby is 15 years old with her birthday on October 31st. By Volume 4 Ruby is 16, showing that at least a year has passed. However, since the beginning of Vol. 1 until Vol. 5, Yang has been 17. Now, if Yang was a full two years older than Ruby, she would have been 18 by the time that Ruby was 16, but she isn’t. At most, depending on the passage of time and when Yang will be 18, Ruby is at least 1 year and 8 months younger than Yang.
Here comes the potential discrepancy: If Yang was, lets say, 3 months old by the time Raven left, the turnaround time Taiyang would have had to both raise a daughter, deal with the loss of Raven, and fall in love and conceive Ruby would have been 8 months. With how demanding small children can be, it’s also unlikely that Tai would have had time to romance Summer into bed and then have another daughter right on top of taking care of the now one year old Yang.
Now I understand that romance can bloom unexpectedly, and Summer helping out Tai with the loss of Raven and raising a baby are all elements that could lead to love between those two. However, with how Tai mentions Raven, and his refusal to talk about her, it still seems like he isn’t over her, nor is she over him. In Volume 4, “Two steps forward and Two Steps Back” Tai says,
“Raven was great in so many ways - her strength, her ambition, her
dedication to whatever cause she thought was worth fighting for. I’m proud of how much I see of her in you. …Like everybody, she had her faults, but those faults were what tore our team apart. And it did a real number on our family.”
To me, at least, this doesn’t necessarily sound like someone who isn’t still in love with another. However, the interesting aspect of this is that it doesn’t seem to be unrequited whatsoever. In Volume 5, “Lighting the Fire,” it seems like Raven’s very own semblance gives away her continued feelings for Tai.
“You can bond to certain people. And when you do, you create a portal
that takes you straight to them. You’ve got one for Dad. One for me.
And you’ve got one for Qrow.”
Heyo. Heyoooooo.Although it would be obvious that Raven would have bonded to Tai, why keep up the bond if she doesn’t care for him? If her semblance relies on her having some feeling for the person she has bonded to, it’s clear that since she still has a bond with Tai, she still holds feelings for Tai.
Now while I don’t necessarily mind Tai and Summer having a relationship, based on Tai’s steadfast personality, it seems like it would have taken him a lot longer to get over Raven and fall in love with someone else than just 8 months, and when his attention is divided by taking care of baby Yang, so I just don’t think it’s plausible that he is her father.
As we all know by now, Qrow’s semblance is misfortune, which has caused him no little grief over the years, and I think is brushed to the wayside much more than it should be. Qrow constantly causes problems wherever he goes because his semblance isn’t something he can control, and it’s clear that he avoids those he cares about because he doesn’t want to cause them harm.
It seems inevitable though, if Ruby’s personality is almost exactly like her mothers, that Summer didn’t blame Qrow or get upset with him when things happened, something that is rare and would easily make a young, misunderstood and outsider Qrow fall in love with Summer. Add in Qrow’s charming personality and suave good looks, and Qrow x Summer is a great pairing that has a strong love built between the two.
But while Summer would be more than willing to work around Qrow’s semblance, I would say that when Summer found out she was pregnant, it would have caused Qrow to panic. Having a semblance like his around a newborn child would be dangerous, and I think it is this fear that caused Qrow to eventually leave Summer and Ruby, thinking that it would be the safest thing for them.
His sister leaving as well would create a gap in Tai’s life as well, so it would make logical sense that since Tai and Summer both lack a father and a mother figure in their children’s lives, the most logical step would be to raise the girls together as half-sisters and keep the parentage secret. Whether or not Tai and Summer fell in love after being together for so many years isn’t necessarily relevant, but it is a nice thought that they grew to care for each other after they both were left with a broken heart.
Although genes can be funny things, things just don’t add up when it comes to appearance and heritage for Yang and Ruby.
Looking at these pictures, Yang’s parentage makes sense
Raven + Tai = Yang
Yang has the build of her mother and her hair, but her coloring is clearly a mixture of Tai and Raven, and its undisputed that she is Raven and Tai’s daughter. The gold hair is clearly a dominant trait, along with blue eyes (which, paired with red would make Yang’s gorgeous lavender eyes). Running with that logic, if Ruby was Tai’s daughter, her hair being blonde would be much more likely, seeing as it is a dominant trait.
But look closer at Summer and Qrow
Qrow + Summer = Ruby
Ruby clearly inherits much from her mother, such as the hair and eye color, and overall build, but it’s clear that she seems to inherit some elements of her father, even though she looks like a carbon copy of her mother. However, look closely at the hair–Summer’s hair has much more Red than black, and although Ruby also has red from her mother, her hair is much darker (there’s almost no red in it in Volume 4, where Qrow and Ruby have the most interaction *hint hint*). Ruby has more black to her hair, just like Qrow who has entirely black hair (although graying around the temples). The overall styling of Summer and Qrow seem to find a middle ground in Ruby as well, and it makes sense that Ruby’s style would be a mixture of both of her parents (like Yang’s is).
Feel free to correct me, but I don’t think its officially been said that Summer Rose wielded a scythe, but we have one character who definitely did and taught Ruby how to wield Crescent Rose–Qrow. The weapons of the main girls seem to reflect themselves from their parents, such as Yang’s hand to hand combat skills from her father. It would also make sense then, following the pattern of fighting style being passed paternally with the sisters, that Ruby would reflect the fighting style of her father–in my hypothesis–Qrow.
Most interestingly, however, seems to be some of the hints in the dialogue of Vol. 5 that suggest that the sisterhood that Yang so ardently fights for might be a falsehood (not that it would change the relationship between Yang and Ruby, but still). When Yang confronts Raven in “Lighting the Fire,” from my perspective, Raven almost has a mocking tone when she mentions Yang’s devotion to her sister, and immediately talks about wanting Yang to know the truth of what’s going on in her life. (Starts at 11:30)
In addition, in previous Volumes, we have had interesting interactions and parallels with Tai and Qrow as father figures:
While this can be misinterpreted and just be used for comedic effect, if we know RoosterTeeth, they don’t put anything like this in without having some use for it down the line.
In addition, there are some interesting stylistic details from Ruby’s first appearance in the “Red Trailer.” Look closely at her outfit, specifically her belt
We see this exact same cross on another character later in the series. Guess who?
Qrow. While the design team changed her emblem from a cross to a Rose and turned it into a clasp for her cloak, I don’t think this similarity is a mere coincidence, but a potential hint that Qrow is Ruby’s biological father. If we study that the character’s emblems seem to be a mixture of their parents (but this isn’t consistent), it seems clear that RT is either intentionally, or unintentionally, hinting at Ruby’s true parentage.
However, I would say the strongest argument for Qrow being Ruby’s father is his absolute desperation in Volume 4 when he knows that RNJR is being hunted down by Tyrian (See “Tipping Point” and “Punished”).
While I will readily admit to not being an expert on the subject of genetics and that much of the information on the characters hasn’t yet been released, I would say that RT seems to be hinting that Ruby isn’t Tai’s daughter biologically, but actually Qrow’s daughter, and I would argue there is a lot of evidence that suggests that this is more than just a possibility.
Hey Guys! Here’s an update on a pair of jeans i uploaded to the Sims Recourse a while ago. There were a few technical issues, like sims getting embarrassed and wearing them in the shower or tub. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with the base game mesh I used, so I used one from City Living and I think that solved the problem.
🍁 I had such an inspiring autumnal equinox and I hope that you all did too! This altar features the largest acorn I’ve ever found & the brecciated jasper w pyrite Sandi gifted me during the last Mercury rx ─ I also crafted this darling little spell shell using some of the herbs I gathered on the last full moon 🍂✨
IM JUST SAYING suddenly now that there are two people of color making up a trio (plus Rose) that Lucas Film doesn’t seem interested in fully developing the trio or their friendships or possibly romances, and instead are focusing on the (white) heroine’s interactions with the (white) villain.
it just seems INCHRESTING that that’s whats happening with this trilogy. Especially when the trios have always been the HEART AND CENTER of the story. it just makes you WONDER makes u THINK