weapons of rwby

cyberbeastswordwolfe  asked:

Something I've noticed is that people think that Wilt and Blush (Adam's weapons) are a Katana and a rifle. However, while Blush is a rifle, Wilt is not a Katana. It's actually a weapon called a Chokutō, a really ancient type of sword that predates the Katana. Also, Adam's style of attacks, quickly slicing and then sheathing, is real style known as Iaijutsu. Pretty cool, right?

I don’t know anything about weapons, but this sounds pretty interesting.

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.

I fucking love it.

Bring back Flynt!

Ruby Rose and Hand-To-Hand

So I’ve seen people complain about Ruby not being skilled at Hand to hand, how it doesn’t make sense cause she should have the power if she wields her scythe and she should have the training too. But that’s not why she’s bad at hand to hand. 

In the latest ep, Oz criticizes, constructively, about Ruby throwing a punch wrong. So it means even her form is wrong. We also see multiple times between the trailer and her training how Ruby goes on the defensive when engaged in hand to hand, backing a way and blocking mostly. She flinches and is nervous. She’s scared, even when just sparring with someone. This is the source of the problem.

Ruby had Qrow teaching her, and we know he can fight hand to hand. Yang tried as well. When Yang did Ruby complained that she couldn’t do it and gushed about her scythe. She’s always been shown to be obsessed with weapons, especially Crescent Rose. Ruby’s problem isn’t that she can’t learn how to fight, she’s fine with a weapon. Her problem is that emotionally, she can’t handle hand to hand combat. 

Ruby relies on her scythe like a crutch. it acts like a placebo medication. When armed, even her moves which don’t directly involve Crescent Rose itself are fine, like kicking grimm away. Without it, she loses the ability to fight like flipping a switch. Even when on the offensive, even when determined, her skill level drops. She can’t even knock down a single mook. She lacks confidence, even saying she’s “not cut out for it” as if it was impossible for her to learn. For some reason Ruby believes that having a weapon is the only way she can fight, and that belief has limited her abilities, thereby making itself true. So Ruby isn’t bad at hand to hand because she can’t learn, she’s bad at hand to hand because she mentally doesn’t believe she’s able.