Who Is Rose Ruby?: Everything You Need To Know

Rose Ruby

Ruby Rose It is the principal protagonist of RWBY. She is a Huntress and was trained at the now-defunct Beacon Academy. Ruby uses her High-Caliber Sniper Scythe, also known as Crescent Rose. It is her weapon of choice.

Ruby was first seen in the “Red” Trailer, visiting the grave of Summer Rose, her mother. Following a brief battle with Roman Torchwick Ruby is invited by Professor Ozpin to attend Beacon Academy and become a Huntress.

Ruby joined Beacon as a member and leader of Team RWBY. It consisted of her, Blake Belladonna, Weiss Schnee and Yang Xiao Long, her elder half-sister.

Ruby, along with the rest of Team JNPR, travels to Haven Academy following the Fall of Beacon as a member Team RNJR. Team RWBY, reunited after the Battle of Haven, continues their participation in the war against Salem.

After a fight with Neopolitan at the Central Location Ruby was dropped by Cinder Fall into the Void and ended up in a dimension that looks like a beach.

presentation OF ROSE RUBY

Appearance

 presentation OF ROSE RUBY

Ruby is a beautiful young girl with fair skin. She has silver eyes and neck-length, black hair with red highlights.

Original Outfit

Original Outfit

Beacon Academy student, Sarah, wears a black long-sleeved blouse, with a high collar and red trimming on the sleeves. She also has a black waist cincher and matching skirt with red lining. A pair of black combat boots, with red laces and trims around the top and bottom, as well as thick black stockings, is also worn by her.

Red hooded cloak with cross-shaped pins is attached to her shoulders. The emblem is a large, silver buckle that she wears on her wide, black belt. It is worn at an angle around her hips.

An additional pocket and a row with bullets is attached to her belt. Ruby’s cloak was fastened to her throat in the “Red” Trailer. An additional silver cross is also attached to Ruby’s belt.

Pajamas

Ruby wore a black tank with a Beowolf heart design on the chest, and long white pajamas decorated with pink roses. Her black sleeping mask is decorated with triangular, red eyes and has a similar look to the Beowolves from the “Red” Trailer.

Ruby wears matching dark-gray pants and shirt with faded-red polka dots and white lining at the collar and front.

Alternate Outfits (Slayers)

Alternate Outfits (Slayers)

A codenamed “Slayer”, an alternative outfit was worn by Ruby during the events of “A Minor Hiccup”, “Painting the Town Ruby” and “Painting the Town Ruby”. The outfit includes a light-colored, long-sleeve shirt with black belted sleeves.

A black pinafore is worn over the gray shirt. It has two vertical red lines of stitching along the top that look like corset lacing. A red skirt is worn with a black print of her emblem at the side and black tulle underneath.

The stockings and shoes of her original outfit remain unchanged, but the boots have the red trim that was on the top. Some metal pieces in the form of roses have been attached to her left shoulder. Her cloak’s hood is wrapped around her neck in a scarf-like fashion. The rest of the cloak hangs down as normal.

Dance Outfit

Dance Outfit

Ruby is wearing a red, short-sleeveless, sleeveless, and thickly sash black dress to the Beacon Dance. The waist is covered in a thick black sash with black trim at the bottom. The bodice is cut vertically at the sash, and laced in black lacing.

The dress’s yoke is made of transparent mesh and has an opaque collar, hem and opaque lines connecting the collar to her shoulders. Black stockings and pumps are also worn by her.

Beacon Uniform

Beacon Uniform

Ruby wears the exact same uniform that all girls attending Beacon. This includes brown shoes, red tartan pants, a red blouse with maroon trims and thin red bows, a brown vest, gold buttons, and a maroon blazer. She also has full-length black stockings. She also wears a red cloak that she pinned to her blazer.

Outfit Post-Timeskip

Outfit Post-Timeskip

After the time-skip following the Fall of Beacon, her hair has grown slightly longer that maintains the color gradation from black at the roots to red at the tips and her new design sports a white high-neck décolletage blouse with brown studded wristbands on the arms. Her

This outfit still features a black skirt with red-tulle underneath. It is somewhat similar to her original but has a corset over her waist with a red strip.

Ruby doesn’t wear her full-black stockings. Instead, she wears thigh high stockings just below her skirt hem. They are decorated with an image a long-stemmed red rose. The red-soled, black boots have four straps with buckles.

Atlas Outfit

Atlas Outfit

Ruby’s hair changes after she arrives in Atlas and meets with James Ironwood. Her bangs are swept to the sides and her hair is spikier.

The new outfit features a black red lined, lace-up corset with four buttons hanging loose, a mesh top with sleevesless over a white, low-cut, long-sleeved shirt, and a black choker around the neck.

Red pleated skirt with a split side seam, a brown belted strap across it and bright red shorts beneath. Black bracers are worn around her wrists, with large brown buckled bands that run around the wrist. She also has black fingerless gloves.

The brown belt around her waist now features several bullets and a buckle featuring her emblem. A pouch on her right side has a Zwei based emblem. Black boots with steel-toes have red soles and heels. Her torn cape has been replaced by a new cape with a hood, as seen in “Pomp and Circumstance”.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby has held a romanticized image of the Huntsman occupation since childhood. Ruby is quick to admit that she wanted to be a Huntress to be like the heroes of fairy tales. She has also described being a Huntress as more romantic than being a policeman.

Her mentality can be described as “I don’t have the time for my emotions.” I have to ensure that everyone is okay.”[13]Lindsay Jones claims Ruby is “selfless”, but that doesn’t mean she’s dealing with her own problems. She might end up destroying herself by allowing her grief to be internalized and compartmentalized.

A very honest and open person, she also shows a lack of ability in social cues. She is unable to understand Weiss’ sarcasm in “The Shining Beacon” or her inability to act formal in “It’s Brawl in the Family”.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby is a self-described dork when dealing with weapons. Although she is very intelligent, she designed Crescent Rose and built it during her time at Signal. But she admits to being “a little too ambitious” in its design. She believes that seeing new weapons is like meeting new people but better. Oum stated that Crescent Rose is her main weapon of confidence, and she uses it quite often in battle.

Ruby is strong in moral justice. She got this trait from her sister who used to read stories about heroes, and her parents raising her. These stories gave Ruby the ideals she wanted to live by throughout her life and are why she loves books. She is often seen as childish, even in class. This leads to her tendency to learn by herself.

Ruby is shown to be naïve, as although she doesn’t like to be the center of attention, becoming a Huntress would effectively put her in the spotlight. Ruby dislikes attention and prefers being alone or with Yang. She is now comfortable with Team RWBY, Team JNPR.

Although she is not lacking in social skills, she has trouble meeting new people. Because of her childishness and inability to socialize, she is often a bad-manner (only because she doesn’t know what it means) and can speak without thinking. She is very friendly with people who share her enthusiasm, and she has a bright personality.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby’s leadership abilities make her a valuable teammate, despite this. Although she can sometimes act out of habit, she is able to see the bigger picture and understand situations better than others. She is able to use this ability quickly to formulate plans. This was demonstrated during Team RWBY’s battle against the Nevermore. In which her teammates allowed her create a plan that worked.

Ruby was probably assigned to Ozpin as her team leader to help her grow as a person. This is the case, as Ruby becomes a resourceful leader who works hard to complete tasks on time.

Jaune Arc also received her beliefs and was able to pass them on to her. This helped him to feel more responsible for the safety of his team.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby also shows empathy for her teammates, regardless of their backgrounds. You can see this in the way Ruby expresses sympathy for Weiss after she explains her family history with White Fang. Then she shows the same concern for Blake Belladonna as she flees, having accidentally revealed her previous involvement with the group.

Ruby expresses her concern further in her desperate search to find her teammate. Later, this care extends beyond her teammates. She shows concern for Penny by telling her to keep out of the fight between Sun Wukong and Blake Belladonna.

Ruby can be social with her friends without any difficulty, but she has difficulty making new friends. She once admitted that it was like meeting new people and seeing new weapons, but better. T

It could have been because she was accepted to Beacon Academy two-years earlier. She is forced to leave Signal behind as well as to interact with older and more experienced people than herself. Jaune Arc and she both admit to being awkward socially during the Beacon Dance.

Personality of Rose Ruby

The manga’s second chapter reveals that Ruby was born with enochlophobia. This is a fear of large crowds. As she freezes during a sparring match against Cardin Wchester, this is revealed. She manages to overcome her fear with the help of her teammates and wins the spar. By the Vytal Festival she is completely over them.

Ruby, despite her shyness and social awkwardness, is an enthusiastic person who is eager to express her opinions. Ruby is capable of assertiveness when needed. She has spoken up against many people, including Weiss Schnee, Neopolitans, Caroline Cordovin, James Ironwood, and Roman Torchwick before they became friends.

Ruby, despite her kindness, can be stern with close friends and family when she feels it is necessary. She has been known to argue with Qrow in Argus and Yang in Mantle.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby has a sweet tooth. Ruby will consume five sugars per cup of coffee and devour a huge plate of cookies from Ruby Rose. Ruby is seen eating a large plate of cookies from “Jaunedice” while her friends eat healthier meals. This is illustrated again in “Alone Together”, in which Ruby celebrates and accepts coffee after Weiss added “blasphemous” amounts of cream, sugar, and other ingredients.

She is often seen in dangerous or combat situations as impulsive and eager to fight, as she did when she attacked a Death Stalker after seeing it and before she learned of its high resistance against bullets and blades.

This trait contrasts with her adaptability. Ruby is capable of creating attack plans with other people to take out stronger foes such as the Nevermore from “Players and Pieces” and Roman from the Atlesian Paldin-290 in the “Painting the Town …”..” Ruby takes her role as Team RWBY’s leader seriously after she has had a discussion with Ozpin, Pt.2.

Personality of Rose Ruby

Ruby has shown that she can be brutal when it comes to protecting her family members. For example, when Tyrian Callows inflicted injury on Qrow Branwen, she cuts off Tyrian’s stinger in Punished.

Ruby attempts to slice Neo in half after Neopolitan knocks Yang off the edge of the Central Location. She uses the same technique she uses on Grimm. This is likely an aftereffect of the trauma she suffered during the Fall of Beacon.

Ruby develops her leadership skills in “Lost” as she leads her friends and herself when they are in trouble. She is able to direct the group during an attack on the Argus Limited, and she stands up for Qrow when Jaune refuses to steal a military aircraft to reach Atlas.

Blake recounts Ruby’s determination, optimism, and admiration in “Dark”, and continues to look up even as she gets older. It is also a trait that she has, while admirable, can be dangerous.

Personality of Rose Ruby

She refuses to allow Qrow to stop her fight with Tyrian in “Punished”, which results in him having to protect her, leaving Tyrian open to being poisoned.

Her stance against Ironwood highlights this flaw. Ruby rejects Ironwood’s plan to use the Relic of Creation in order to raise Atlas because Salem is coming personally.

Ironwood is stopped by her and her group, but this put both cities in danger. Salem later landed Monstra on the island in Midnight.

Rose Ruby power and ability

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby studied at Signal Academy to become a Huntress. Her skills and abilities were far superior to those of her peers. To wield a deadly weapon such as Crescent Rose, one needs strength, balance, and adaptability. This she displayed the night she stopped the robbery at From Dust Till Dawn, a Dust shop located in Vale. Ozpin accepted her into Beacon Academy, two years earlier than the normal age for admission.

Ruby was an effective leader at Beacon. He was able create and execute tactical strategies with others to eliminate tough foes like the Nevermore that the team encountered during their initiation. Then, he coordinated attacks against Roman in an Atlesian Paladin-289.

Ruby’s greatest strength, however, is her ability give hope when it is most needed – something Ozpin described in “Something unquantifiable… spark.” She sees the best and brightens up people.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby’s willingness for negotiation has sometimes led to her being defeated (such as Raven in “The More the Merrier”) and Ironwood, “Gravity”). However, Ruby has inspired many people with her words and actions.

Ruby’s balance and sense of humor are outstanding, especially when she is in precarious situations. She can be seen balancing on a taut ribbon at “Players and Pieces” and running away from an exploding aircraft in “Heroes and Monsters”. Ruby is small but strong, despite her ability to use the large, bulky Crescent Rose.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

One of the most impressive displays of her strength was when she used Crescent Rose and dragged a Giant Nevermore during her initiation VerticallyThe climb up a steep cliff was at a high speed (although Weiss’ glyphs helped and Crescent Rose’s recoil assisted).

Ruby’s fighting style is based heavily on her inventive uses of and methods to achieve momentum. She relies on a combination her Crescent Rose’s recoil and her Semblance to enable her to achieve huge impact force. Then she speeds away to avoid counterattacks, and then prepares her next strike.

Her Semblance can even create slipstreams or small whirlwinds to throw off her competitors. Ruby is also a skilled seamstress. According to “After Fall”, she created her original outfit.

Weapon

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby’s weapon is Crescent Rose. Ruby is admittedly obsessed with weapons. Her complex design and craftsmanship for her High-Caliber Sniper Scythe (which she made herself at Signal) shows this. She also has an eye for detail when inspecting other peoples’ weapons and tools.

The weapon can switch between a sword and a rifle-type sniper rifle. It can also fire Dust rounds in both forms with great force. Ruby is a master marksman, taking a perfect headshot against a fleeing Geist in “The Next Step” and shooting down a missile in “The Lady in the Shoe”.

Crescent Rose arrived in Atlas and was given an upgrade to her blade, which allows Ruby to swing her weapon freely in tight spaces like caves.

Semblance

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby’s Semblance, Petal BurstAlso known as SpeedShe can run with an uncanny speed and leave trails of rose petals behind her wherever she goes. Ruby can’t depend on Aura forever because of this.

Ruby, in “Best Day Ever”, is shown to have the ability to create powerful tailwinds using her Semblance. If she has enough momentum, the resulting turbulentence can lift people off the ground.

Harriet Bree said in the episode “Ace Operatives”, Ruby’s Semblance wasn’t like other speed-type semblances. She doesn’t elaborate.

Penny discovers later that Ruby’s “Semblance” allows her to disassemble and reassemble herself at a molecular scale. She can then do this at a specific location negating her mass. She can bring at least four people with her, and she’s been able to do this with practice.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

This allows her the ability to travel through obstacles and along paths she might not otherwise find. She is also able to defy gravity using her Semblance. In “The Final Word”, Neopolitan uses her Semblance to circle around her and attack her from behind.

Her Semblance can also be interrupted by unexpected obstacles mid-flight as she fights Mercury in “PvP”. She must stop, as this is what happened to her battle with Mercury.

Silver Eyes

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby’s mother is Summer. She comes from a long line of legend warriors that possessed extraordinary abilities due to their Silver Eyes. Ruby accidentally uses this power to petrify the Wyvern after seeing Pyrrha Nikos’s death in “End of the Beginning”

. She doesn’t remember doing it, other than the pain in her head. Qrow tells Qrow a story about Silver Eyed warriors, who are so powerful that even Grimms fear them.

In “The Next Step,” it is revealed that Ruby’s power severely injured Cinder Fall, causing her to lose her left arm and eye, making it difficult for Cinder to speak for a time. Salem says that Cinder is possessed of the Fall Maiden abilities, but does not explain why.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby uses her power in “The More the Merrier” again, but Raven Branwen (who possesses the Spring Maiden talents) is not affected, even though she is in the area. This suggests that the Maiden powers do not cause one to be affected by the Silver Eye.

This suggests that Cinder was affected by the Grimm through her use of a Grimm glove and then a Shadow Hand.

Weaknesses

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby is an exceptional Grimm-based fighter, but she struggles against Faunus and Human foes. Ruby also heavily relies on Crescent Rose. Contrary to her sister, Ruby’s hand-to-hand abilities are very poor. This makes it easy for her to be taken down with just grunts.

She can’t fight without her weapon and she is best to just run with her speed. Her cape has been used against herself on occasion. This happened during the Beacon initation when a Nevermore pinched her cape to ground with its featherspears.

Ruby shows some improvement in hand-tohand combat with Professor Ozpin, who is accompanied by Oscar Pine. This she demonstrates further when she is fighting Mercury in “Downfall”. When disarmed by Mercury, she dodges his next attack and knocks back him with a headbutt.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

Ruby is less skilled at unarmed combat but she can sometimes compensate by using her wits, her surroundings, and her skills to turn the tables against her opponent, even if she’s unarmed. Two times in this fashion, she defeated Neopolitan (a skilled melee fighter),

Ruby activated Hush’s parasol to blow Neo out of the ship, while the second was on Ironwood’s flagship in the Fall of Beacon.

Later, as Ruby is disarmed by “The Final Word”, Neo manipulates her to lunge at her. Then, she uses her Semblance circle behind her to disarm Ruby and knock her off her platform in one attack.

Rose Ruby  power and ability

In “With Friends Like These”, Harriet gets into a lot of trouble and Ruby is just about to stop her. Ruby uses her Semblance, to outmaneuver Harriet and turn the tables.

Trivia

Color Naming Rule

Trivia
  • Her name is a reference to a kind of gemstone that is commonly found in red. Ruby, a name that refers to a specific shade of red, is also her surname. However, Rose’s surname “Rose” refers to another shade, which is also the most common color for red flowers.

Story

Trivia
  • Ruby received her mother’s surname, not her father’s, to help her family survive.
  • Ruby is often shown as a fan of sweets such as cookies but her favorite food are strawberries.

Character&Design

Trivia
  • Monty confirmed that Ruby Taurus and Adam share similar emblems, and have a red-and black color scheme. However, they are not related. Their emblems also differ in terms “scatter or wilt”.
    • Ironically, Ruby & Adam have never met face-toface in the series.
  • Ruby shares her mother’s emblem design. Although Ruby’s emblem is often portrayed in red, Summer’s is usually portrayed white.
  • Miles Luna stated that Ruby got a lot inspiration from Gon in the manga and anime series Hunter x Hunter. They act as a “connecting tissues” for many of the characters’ stories, while always being at the forefront.
  • Monty has confirmed Ruby is left-handed. But, she can be seen holding her weapon with her right hand, suggesting that she is trained in ambidexterity. Monty stated that it is common to use both hands to fight, particularly to make it more interesting. Ruby is seen writing a letter using her right hand in “No Safe Haven”.

Miscellaneous

Trivia
  • Ruby, alongside Blake, Nora, and Jaune, is one of the few characters who owns an object for sale at the Rooster Teeth store – which includes her Rose Pajama Pants, her headphones, her Beacon Academy backpack, and her cloak. These items are now gone.
  • Lindsay Jones, Lindsay’s voice actor, often shouts Yang’s name multiple times in Ruby’s voice to help her get into character. They can also be seen in the studio barefoot, and listen to “Red Like Roses Part II”.
  • Lindsay Jones said that Ruby cannot use swear words. Perhaps she was too young.
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