Ruby Rose (ルビー・ローズ, Rubī Rōzu), is both a fictional character and protagonist from the Project Blazblue's Tales of RWBY series created by Monty Oum and Kōsuke Fujishima. She is a Huntress, having been trained at the now-defunct Beacon Academy.
Ruby first appeared in the "Red" Trailer visiting the grave of her mother, Summer Rose. After an invitation from Professor Ozpin following a short battle with Roman Torchwick, Ruby attends Beacon Academy in order to become a Huntress.
During her time there, she becomes the leader of Team RWBY, consisting of Weiss, Blake and Yang. However, following the Fall, she travels to Haven as a RNJR with JNPR. After the battle, RWBY is reunited and continues fighting a war against darker and evil forces.
"We've all lost something, and I've seen what loss can do to people. But if we gave up every time we lost, then we'd never be able to move forward."
- —Ruby, in her letter to Yang.
- 1 Appearance & Biography
- 1.1 Biography
- 1.2 Appearance
- 1.3 Attributes
- 1.4 Gallery
- 2 Background
- 3 Personality
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Abilities and Powers
- 5.1 Powers
- 5.2 Abilities
- 5.3 Silver Eyes
- 5.4 Physical Abilities
- 5.5 Combat Skills
- 5.6 Feats
- 5.7 Miscellaneous Skills
- 5.8 Weaknesses
- 5.9 Equipment
- 5.10 Gadgets
- 5.11 Weapons
- 5.12 Transportation
- 6 History
- 7 Synopsis
- 8 Battles
- 9 Events
- 10 Early Versions
- 11 Anime and Manga Differences
- 12 Translation and Dub Issues
- 13 Theme songs
- 14 Other Appearances
- 15 See also
- 16 Etymology
- 17 External links
- 18 Notes & Trivia
Appearance & Biography
- Voice Actor: Lindsay Jones (English), Saori Hayami (Japanese), Not Known (Albanian), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Croatian), Not Known (Danish), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (Filipino), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Ukrainian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish)
Ruby is a fair-skinned young girl with silver eyes and black, neck-length, choppy hair that gradates to dark red at the tips.
In the Young Days
When Ruby was a child, she wore a dark red sleeveless hoodie with an attached cape, a white top underneath her hoodie, a black skirt and black shoes.
Original (Volumes 1–3)
She wears a long sleeved thick black blouse with a high collar and red trim on the sleeves, a black waist cincher with red lacing up the front, and a black skirt with red trim. She also wears a pair of thick black stockings and black combat boots with red laces, red trim around the top and red soles.
Her outfit is topped by a red hooded cloak fastened to her shoulders by cross-shaped pins. Her emblem appears as a large silver brooch and is pinned to a wide black belt slung around her hips on an angle, which also carries bullets and a pouch.
In the "Red" Trailer, Ruby's cloak is fastened at her throat and a large silver cross is pinned to her belt in place of her emblem.
During her time at Beacon, Ruby's pajamas consist of a black tank top featuring a heart-shaped Beowolf design on the chest and long white pants decorated with pink roses. She also wears a black sleeping mask decorated with triangular red eyes reminiscent of the Beowolves in the "Red" Trailer.
At her home in Patch, Ruby's pajamas are a matching dark-gray long-sleeved shirt and pants with faded-red polka dots and a white lining at the front and the collar.
Alternate Outfit (Slayer)
During the events of "A Minor Hiccup" and "Painting the Town...", Ruby wears an alternate outfit codenamed "Slayer".
This outfit consists of a long-sleeve, light gray shirt with black belted cuffs near the ends of the sleeves. Over top of the gray shirt is a black pinafore with two vertical lines of red stitching that resemble the lacing on a corset. She wears a red skirt with a large black print of her emblem on the side and matching black tulle underneath.
Her stockings and shoes remain the same as her Original outfit, though the boots lack the red trim that decorated the top. A few pieces of metal arranged in an abstract shape are attached to the shoulder of her left sleeve, and her cloak's hood has been wrapped around her neck in a scarf-like fashion, while the rest hangs down like normal.
During the Beacon Dance, Ruby wears a short, red, sleeveless dress with a thick black sash around the waist and black trim along the bottom. The bodice of the dress is split vertically to the sash and laced with black lacing. The yoke of the dress is translucent mesh with an opaque collar and hem, as well as opaque lines connecting the collar to her shoulders. She also wears black stockings and pumps.
Ruby wears the same uniform as every other girl attending Beacon, consisting of brown shoes, red tartan skirt, white blouse with maroon trim and thin red bow, a brown vest with gold buttons, and maroon blazer with gold trim, alongside full-length black stockings. However, she also wears her red cloak pinned to her blazer.
Haven (Volume 4–7)
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 outfit retains the use of a black skirt with red tulle underneath, somewhat similar to her original outfit, but her waist cincher has been replaced with an overbust corset with red strip holding it in place. A black belt bordered in red holds the magnetic clip for Crescent Rose and its ammunition.
She also has brown straps on her blouse that allow her to wear a small brown backpack. In lieu of her usual full black stockings, Ruby wears thigh-high stockings reaching to a few inches below the hem of her skirt, decorated by an image of a long-stemmed rose. Her red-soled black boots contain four straps and buckles apiece.
Her cloak has a singular clip on the right shoulder in the shape of her emblem, replacing the cross-shaped clips from her original attire. Both the cloak and the stockings show tears from hard wear.
Atlas (Volume 7–Current)
After arriving in Atlas and meeting with James Ironwood, Ruby's hair becomes spikier and choppier. She has a new outfit, comprised of a black red lined lace-up corset with four buckles hanging loose over a mesh sleeveless top over a white low cut long-sleeved blouse.
She wears a red pleated skirt that is split at the side with a small brown belted strap across the gap. On her arms, she wears black bracers with large brown buckled straps around the wrist as well as black fingerless gloves. In addition, her torn cape is replaced with a new cape that has a hood as shown in Pomp and Circumstance.
Around her waist, she now has a brown belt with several bullets with a buckle of her emblem on it alongside a pouch on the right side with a Zwei based emblem and she wears black, thigh-high steel-toe boots with red soles and heels, a single buckled strap, rear seam and a large brown buckled strap with attached pouches near the top, over a pair of brown mesh tights.
- Hair Color: Black, Red (Streaks)
- Skin Color: Not Known
- Eye Color: Silver
- Age: 15 (Volumes 1–3), 17 (Volume 4–Current)
- Birthday: October 31st
- Height: 5'2" (1.57 meters)
- Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs.)
Ruby is the daughter of Summer Rose and is close friends with her adoptive older sister Yang Xiao Long and her adoptive father Taiyang Xiao Long, with whom she was raised on the island of Patch. Every night before bed, Yang would read her sister stories of great heroes in childhood fairy tales, which would inspire Ruby to become a Huntress.
Summer went missing when Ruby was very young. Yang has said that, whilst Ruby was "really torn up" by her mother's disappearance, she thinks her younger sister was too young to really understand what was happening.
Shortly after Summer went missing, Yang brought Ruby with her to an abandoned building in order to find clues about the whereabouts of Yang's mother, Raven Branwen. Ruby and Yang were almost killed by Beowolves during the search, but were saved by their uncle Qrow Branwen. This event also apparently had a strong effect on Ruby's motivations to become a Huntress.
Before going to Beacon Academy, Ruby studied at Signal Academy, where she built and learned to use her high-caliber sniper scythe, Crescent Rose, under the tutelage of her uncle Qrow.
Ever since she was little, Ruby has had a romanticized view of the Huntsman profession. She is quick to reveal she wanted to become a Huntress in order to be like the great heroes in fairy tales, and she has described being one as far more "romantic" than being a police officer. Her mentality is described as "I don't have time for my emotions. I've gotta make sure that everybody else is okay."
Lindsay Jones claims Ruby's mentality is "selfless, but that means she’s not dealing with her own issues. Compartmentalizing and internalizing her grief is what might eventually destroy her.” She has also shown a distinct lack of ability picking up social cues due to being a very open and honest person. This results in her inability to pick up Weiss' sarcasm in the "The Shining Beacon" and her struggling to act formally in "It's Brawl in the Family".
Ruby is a self-proclaimed dork when it comes to weapons; she is quite intelligent, having designed and built Crescent Rose during her time at Signal, although she admits to going "a little overboard" with its design. She feels that seeing new weapons "is like meeting new people, but better." Oum has said she relies on Crescent Rose quite often in battle, which implies that her weapon is the source of her confidence in battle.
Ruby has a strong sense of moral justice, a trait she obtained from stories about heroes and monsters that her sister used to read for her, as well as the way her parents raised her. These stories are what gave her the ideals that she wished to live by and uphold throughout her life, and are the reason for her love for books. Because she is shown to be childish even when in class, she tends to study by herself to cover the necessary knowledge.
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. In addition to her dislike of attention, Ruby prefers to either be alone or with Yang. However, she has become comfortable around Team RWBY and Team JNPR. She does not lack social skills, but has problems when meeting new people. This is mostly because of her childish nature and lack of social grace, as she can be bad-mannered (only out of ignorance) and sometimes speaks without thinking. However, because of her enthusiastic personality, she can become very good friends with people who share her enthusiasm.
Despite this, Ruby's leadership skills make her a worthy teammate. While she may occasionally act without thinking, sometimes she seems to understand the situation better than most. She can then use this ability to quickly formulate plans. This was seen during Team RWBY's battle with the Nevermore, in which her teammates' positions allowed her to come up with a successful plan. Ozpin most likely assigned Ruby as team leader to ensure that she grows as an individual.
This proves to be the case as she becomes a resourceful and dependable leader who studies so hard and so late, she falls asleep in the middle of the task, all to impress her teammate Weiss. She was also able to pass her beliefs as leader to Jaune Arc, thus helping him find a new sense of responsibility for the safety and well-being of his own team.
Ruby is also shown to care for all her teammates equally, despite their background. This is seen in how she expresses sympathy for Weiss' bad childhood after she explains her family's history with the White Fang, before showing the same concern moments later for Blake Belladonna when she runs away, having let slip her prior involvement with the group, and by extension indirectly revealing that she was a Faunus. Ruby's concern is further expressed in her desperate search for her teammate. This sense of care is later shown not to be limited to her teammates. She also shows some worry for Penny, telling the latter to stay out of the fight between Roman Torchwick, Blake Belladonna, and Sun Wukong.
Although Ruby has no trouble interacting with her friends, she does have trouble actually making them, and once admits that seeing new weapons "is like meeting new people, but better". This could have been a result of her having been accepted two years earlier to Beacon Academy, which forces her to leave her friends at Signal behind, as well as interact with people that are both older and more experienced than she is. Regardless, both she and Jaune Arc toast to being socially awkward during the Beacon Dance.
In the second chapter of the manga, it is revealed that Ruby has had a fear of large crowds, as shown when she freezes up during a sparring match against Cardin Winchester. However, she manages to work through that fear with some encouragement from her teammates long enough to win the spar, and by the Vytal Festival, she has overcome them entirely.
Ruby also has a sweet tooth, preferring five sugars in her coffee and scarfing down a large plate of cookies in "Ruby Rose". She is even seen with a plate of cookies in "Jaunedice", while her friends are eating more nutritious meals. This is shown again in "Alone Together", where Ruby rejoices and accepts coffee after learning Weiss put "blasphemous amounts of cream and sugar" in it.
In combat or dangerous situations, she is shown to be quite impulsive and battle eager, such as when she attacks a Death Stalker upon seeing it before learning of its high resistance to bullets and blades. This trait contrasts with her adaptability, for she is quite capable of forming attack plans with others in order to take down stronger foes, such as the Nevermore in "Players and Pieces" and Roman in the Atlesian Paladin-290 in "Painting the Town...".
After her discussion with Ozpin in "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2", Ruby begins to take her role as leader of Team RWBY seriously. However, future instances of recklessness are when none of her teammates are near her, such as in the "Battle of Beacon" when she goes alone to engage Roman and Neopolitan, who both outnumbered and outmatched her.
Since Volume 4, Ruby has been shown to be ruthless at times when it comes to protecting her loved ones, such as when she nonchalantly cuts off Tyrian Callows' stinger after he manages to injure and poison her uncle, Qrow Branwen. This is most likely a side effect of the traumas she experienced during the Fall of Beacon.
In Volume 6, Ruby further develops as a leader whenever she and her friends find themselves in trouble. This is evident when she directs the group when they are attacked on the Argus Limited and when she stands up to Qrow after he turns down Jaune's proposed idea of stealing a military airship to get to Atlas.
In Volume 7, Ruby has become conflicted with the morality of her actions. As she hides the truth about Salem and the Relic of Knowledge from James Ironwood because she does not fully trust him, she worries that she has become the same as Ozpin.
- Beacon Academy
- Glynda Goodwitch
- Team RWBY
- Weiss Schnee
- Blake Belladonna
- Team JNPR
- Jaune Arc
- Nora Valkyrie
- Pyrrha Nikos
- Lie Ren
- Team CRDL
- Cardin Winchester
- Team SSSN
- Sun Wukong
- Team CFVY
- Velvet Scarlatina
- Cress' Group
- Chester Burklight
- Mint Adenade
- Claus F. Lester
- Arche Klein
- Suzu Fujibayashi
- Brave Vesperia
- Yuri Lowell
- Karol Capel
- Penny Polendina
- Oscar Pine
- Maria Calavera
- Taiyang Xiao Long (adoptive father)
- Summer Rose (mother; deceased)
- Unnamed Father (deceased)
- Yang Xiao Long (adoptive older sister)
- Qrow Branwen (honorary uncle)
- Zwei (pet)
- Team STRQ
- Atlesian Military
- James Ironwood
- Winter Schnee
- Caroline Cordovin
- Demon's Inner Circle
- Tyrian Callows
- Hazel Rainart
- Arthur Watts
- Cinder's Faction
- Cinder Fall
- Emerald Sustrai
- Mercury Black
- Roman Torchwick
- Alexei Dinoia
- Blood Alliance
Abilities and Powers
In order to become a Huntress, Ruby trained at Signal Academy, where her skills and abilities far surpassed her peers. Wielding a dangerous weapon like Crescent Rose required strength, balance, and adaptability, all of which she demonstrated the night she stopped the robbery of a Dust shop in Vale. This led Ozpin to accept her into Beacon Academy two years before the usual age of admittance.
While at Beacon, Ruby developed skills as a decisive leader, being able to formulate and execute plans with others in order to take down tougher foes, such as the giant Nevermore the team encountered during initiation, and later in coordinated attacks against Roman in an Atlesian Paladin-290.
Ruby's sense of balance stands out, particularly in precarious situations like perching on a taut ribbon in "Players and Pieces" or running off an exploding airship in "Heroes and Monsters".
Ruby's fighting style relies heavily on her creative uses of and methods for achieving momentum, relying on a combination of her Semblance and Crescent Rose's recoil to allow her to achieve massive impact force, as well as creating slipstreams and even small whirlwinds using her Semblance.
Through her mother, Summer, Ruby comes from a long line of legendary warriors who possessed powerful abilities related to their Silver Eyes, said to be an extremely rare trait. Upon seeing Pyrrha Nikos die in "End of the Beginning", Ruby accidentally uses this power in her grief and petrifies the Wyvern.
However, she has no memory of doing this other than her head hurting. Later in the episode, Qrow describes a fairy tale about warriors with Silver Eyes who are so powerful that even the Grimm fear them.
In "The Next Step", it is revealed that Ruby's powers injured Cinder Fall greatly, causing her to lose her left eye and arm, and making it difficult for her to speak for a period of time. Salem states that this is due to Cinder's possession of the Fall Maiden powers but does not explain why this is the case.
However, when Ruby uses her powers once again in "The More the Merrier", Raven Branwen, who possesses the Spring Maiden powers, is not affected despite being in the vicinity, indicating that the Maiden powers themselves do not cause an individual to be affected by Silver Eye powers. This indicates that the reason Cinder was affected was due to her usage of the Grimm, through a Grimm beetle glove and a Grimm arm.
In "Alone in the Woods", Ruby has managed to activate her power intentionally after Maria Calavera tells her to concentrate on her loved ones, turning a group of Apathy to dust. Despite Maria's guidance, Ruby still hasn't fully mastered the activation of her powers.
In "Our Way", Ruby was able to petrify the massive Leviathan, but it was able to partially destroy the stone encasing its body before it was destroyed by Caroline Cordovin.
In "Out in the Open", Ruby attempts to activate her eyes while fighting an Alpha Megoliath but is unable to concentrate with all the chaos. However, in "The Enemy of Trust", she quickly and easily activates her silver eyes upon seeing Cinder.
- Main article: Petal Burst
The Petal Burst (ペトル・バースト, Petoru Bāsuto), Ruby's Semblance, allows her to dash with an unnatural speed in whatever direction she chooses at the cost of Aura. This happens so fast she sometimes gives off the illusion of teleporting. She has displayed the ability to use this midair, as well as to create powerful whirlwinds that can suck in and knock away objects and foes caught by it.
During the "Volume 4 Character Short", she displayed much greater control over her Semblance, using it to repeatedly change directions in mid-air and attack at high speed. She also exhibited the ability to seemingly dematerialize into three separate clusters of petals which then flowed around an opponent before reforming. The exact mechanics of this ability are not yet clear.
She also increases her ability to pick up and carry someone, as her joint attack with Nora Valkyrie on the Geist was a vast improvement over the time she carried Penny Polendina. Another amped ability is her encircling of air, which she previously used successfully against Team JNPR and unsuccessfully against Mercury Black. Previously it was smaller, but she is now capable of enveloping her enemy in a tornado-like rush of air.
Notably, whenever she uses this Semblance, she leaves a trail of rose petals in her wake that dissipate over time. It is unknown what causes this, but these rose petals are not merely symbolic and can be perceived by others. Weiss once waved her hands to brush them away, and Ozpin comments on witnesses who reported rose petals left behind in a dance club.
- Her attacks can knock people through several buildings.
- Can swing a heavy scythe around with ease.
- Effortlessly cuts through a wooden scaffold filled with crates.
- Took out 12 men with a single bullet-jump.
- Incapacitated about 20 beowolves with a single kick.
- Knocked a small Nevermore out of the air with a backhand.
- Killed a Nevermore during her Initiation. Subsequently learned how to kill more in later seasons much more easily.
- Cut a boulder in half.
- Sliced through a Grimm made of solid stone.
- Cut off the arm of an Atleasian Paladin, the same mech that can bust down a wall by running through it
- Sliced through Tyrian's tail.
- Downed a horde of monsters in a matter of seconds.
- Her semblance gave her enough speed to create a vortex.
- Covered 50-60 feet in fraction of a second to catch Weiss.
- Can leap several dozens of feet into the air instantly.
- Fast enough to run in a circle and make a tornado.
- Jumped across several missiles mid-flight.
- Capable of dodging gunfire.
- Survived a several hundred foot free fall after getting hit into a tree by the thrown of body of Jaune.
- Tanked blasts from Roman Torchwick.
- She can keep up in battle with Cinder Fall.
- She can fight off against hordes of monsters.
- Held her own against Roman Torchwick and Neopolitan simultaneously.
- Defeated Cinder Fall and took her left eye and left arm.
- Designed Crescent Rose by herself.
- Nearly wiped out a group of invading monsters, including several Beowolf Grimm and a Nevermore Grimm, from destroying a village.
- With Team JNPR, defeated the Nuckelavee Grimm - the same type that was responsible for destroying the village of Kuroyuri.
- Displayed a remarkable amount of willpower against the Apathy Grimm, whose catatonic auras began chopping away at her teammates’ and Qrow’s own, before using her Silver Eyes consciously against them for the first time.
- Incapacitated Cordovin’s mech by blasting it within its cannon barrel and escaping with her Semblance.
While Ruby is skilled in Grimm based combat, she does not fare as well against Human/Faunus opponents. In addition, Ruby is heavily reliant on Crescent Rose, in contrast to her sister, her hand-to-hand capabilities are rather poor, making her easy to be taken down by mere grunts.
Her cape, on occasion, has been exploited and used against her, notably during the Beacon initiation when a Nevermore pinned her cape to the ground with its feather-spears. In "Lighting the Fire" Ruby is shown to be slightly improving in hand-to-hand combat under the tutelage of Professor Ozpin through Oscar Pine.
Until she was guided by Maria, Ruby was using the power of her silver eyes in reaction to the death of a close friend or a loved one being in danger, without control on her part. Also, she is vulnerable to attack from behind, as shown when she is knocked out by Emerald Sustrai during the Battle of Haven.
In "Gravity", when Ruby experienced negative emotions after she found out about her mother's fate, she briefly lost control the power of her silver eyes and her head begun to hurt. Without her weapon, there is not much she can do in a fight, and her best bet is to run away with her speed.
- Her aura is not an infinite resource.
- She's defenseless without her scythe.
- She can be reckless at times.
- Main article: Crescent Rose
The Crescent Rose (クレセント・ローズ, Kuresento Rōzu), Ruby's weapon of choice, is her High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe (HCSS) which she designed herself at Signal, and shows in her complex design and craftsmanship. Ruby is self-admittedly obsessed when it comes to weapons, as well as her eye for detail when observing other people's weapons and tools.
This weapon can transform between a scythe and a sniper rifle and can fire Dust rounds in either form with massive force, as demonstrated in the "Red" Trailer when she used a Gravity Dust magazine. Rather than compensate for it, Ruby harnesses the recoil to enhance her mobility in combat, firing shots to propel herself short distances, simultaneously attacking and evading an opponent. It is also capable of using Fire and Lightning Dust.
Ozpin has noted upon meeting Ruby that he has only ever seen one other scythe wielder as skilled with such a dangerous weapon; that person is none other than Qrow, who turns out to be Ruby's teacher and uncle. According to Ruby, prior to learning under Qrow she was "complete garbage", although it is unclear if that only applies to her scythe skills.
Despite showing a preference for engaging enemies in close combat, Ruby does possess enough accuracy to land headshots against Grimm, but notably needs to stand still to do so consistently, usually by anchoring her scythe to the ground to act as a monopod. As of Volume 4, the scope on Crescent Rose has a small crack.
Crescent Rose's blade can also bend back slightly, though this is only shown when Ruby rushes forward, and the tip of the scythe hits something. Ruby takes advantage of this spear-like form to pin a Nuckelavee's arm to the ground.
Ruby is the daughter of Summer Rose, as well as the adoptive daughter of Taiyang Xiao Long, and the adoptive younger half-sister of Yang Xiao Long, with whom she was raised on the island of Patch.
When she was very young, Yang would read her fairy tales every night before bed, filled with the deeds of great heroes; this would later inspire Ruby to become a Huntress.
One day, Summer went missing while on a mission. Yang said that, although Ruby was "really torn up" by the incident, she was too young to really understand what was happening.
Shortly after Summer's disappearance, Yang brought Ruby with her to an abandoned building in order to find any clues about the whereabouts of Yang's mother, Raven Branwen. During the search, they were ambushed and almost killed by Beowolves but were saved by their uncle Qrow Branwen, which only fueled her desire to become a Huntress.
To achieve this, she studied at Signal Academy, where she built and learned to use her high-caliber sniper scythe, Crescent Rose, under the tutelage of her uncle Qrow.
Volume 5 Yang Character Short
Ruby trains with Yang in order to improve her hand-to-hand combat skills. Ruby complains about the training, but Yang insists. Ruby then tries to fight Yang but is easily overpowered and is forced to escape into the bushes with her Semblance. As she wakes up, she spots an Ursa that fought her sister. It tries to attack her, but Yang manages to take the blow and finish off the Ursa, telling Ruby that she will always have her back.
Ruby Rose is seen visiting an altar by a cliffside in a snow-laden forest, whose inscription on the altar reads: "Summer Rose / Thus Kindly I Scatter", which is a reference to the poem The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore.
On her way back, she was confronted by a pack of Beowolves, which she quickly slew before going on her way.
While in Vale, Ruby unexpectedly encounters her sister, Yang, outside of a club. Yang is somewhat reluctant to discuss what she is doing there, claiming that it is a "long story".
Tales of RWBY
Before the Timeskip
During the Timeskip
After the Timeskip
- Ruby Rose vs. Beowolves (Won)
- Ruby Rose vs. Roman Torchwick and Henchmen (Won)
- Ruby Rose and Glynda Goodwitch vs. Roman Torchwick and Cinder Fall (Draw)
- Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee vs. Beowolves (Draw)
- Team RWBY vs. Nevermore (Won)
- Ruby and Penny Polendina vs. Roman Torchwick and White Fang (Won)
- Team RWBY vs. Team JNPR (Won)
- Team RWBY, Sun Wukong, and Neptune Vasilias vs. Roman Torchwick (Draw)
- Ruby Rose vs. Cinder Fall (Draw)
- Team RWBY vs. Grimm (Won)
- Team RWBY and Dr. Oobleck vs. White Fang (Won)
- Huntsmen vs. Grimm (Won)
- Team RWBY vs. Team ABRN (Won)
- Ruby Rose vs. Mercury Black (Fled)
- Students vs. Nevermore (Won)
- Ruby Rose vs. Neopolitan and Roman Torchwick (Won)
- Ruby Rose vs. Grimm (Won)
- Team RNJR vs. Geist (Won)
- Team RNJR and Qrow Branwen vs. Tyrian Callows (Won)
- Team RNJR vs. Nuckelavee (Won)
- Ruby Rose vs. Emerald Sustrai (Knocked Out)
- Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long vs. Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black (Interrupted)
- Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, and Blake Belladonna vs. Hazel Rainart, Emerald, and Mercury (Won)
- Argus Limited vs. Manticores and Sphinx (Won)
- Ruby's Party vs. Caroline Cordovin (Won)
- Mantle vs. Sabyrs (Won)
- Atlas Huntsmen vs. Centinels (Won)
- Team RWBY vs. Ace-Ops (Won)
- Ruby vs. Cardin Winchester (Won)
Anime and Manga Differences
Translation and Dub Issues
- "Red" Trailer: "Red Like Roses" - Casey Lee Williams.
- Ruby alludes to the fairy tale character Little Red Riding Hood, particularly on her minor associations with Beowolves.
- This allusion has affected her appearance, causing her to almost constantly wear a red hooded cape.
- In the "Red" Trailer, she fights a large pack of Beowolves, a reference to Little Red Riding Hood coming face to face with a wolf in the story.
- In her Pajama outfit in "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2", her top features a cartoonish heart-shaped face of a Beowolf, and wears a sleep mask similar to the eyes of the black Beowolves in her trailer.
- When Ruby hits her head on a tree in "Players and Pieces", the circling cartoonish images resemble black wolves with red eyes.
- In Tales of RWBY Chibi, Episode 12 Team RWBY perform Little Red Riding Hood for Team JNPR, with Ruby obviously playing Little Red.
- Beowolf figures are displayed in Ruby's bedroom shelves in Patch.
- Her name alludes to a type of gemstone that is often found in red. Furthermore, "Ruby" is the name of an actual shade of red. Meanwhile, her surname, "Rose", alludes to another shade of red and a type of flower that is also found most often in red.
Notes & Trivia
- Ruby's alternate outfit, "Slayer", appears to be somewhat based on the early sketch shown in the second production diary.
- Early designs for Ruby were set aside and later used for Miltia Malachite, one of Yang's pre-timeskip foes in the "Yellow" Trailer.
- Despite sharing similar emblems and a red-and-black color scheme, Monty confirmed that Ruby and Adam Taurus are not related to each other and that their emblems differ from each other in terms of "scatter and wilt".
- Ruby shares her emblem design with her mother.
- Though on the show both emblems are shown as gray due to being carved in either metal or stone, Ruby's is seen to be red on other Tales of RWBY media.
- The reason Ruby is the adoptive daughter of Taiyang Xiao Long remains unknown.
- Monty has confirmed that Ruby is left-handed. However, she is seen wielding her weapon with her right hand just as easily, implying trained ambidexterity. Monty has stated that it is "common to switch both hands while fighting, especially to make it interesting." In No Safe Haven Ruby is seen writing a letter with her right hand.
- Although Ruby is often depicted to favor sweets like cookies, her favorite food is actually strawberries.
- Ruby, alongside 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 and (now discontinued from the Rooster Teeth Store) her Beacon Academy backpack.
- Ruby is the only character to appear in more than one trailer, appearing in both "Red" and "Yellow" trailers.
- At the RTX Australia 2016 Tales of RWBY Panel, Ruby's Skype username was RlyRlyKoolKid.
- In the teaser trailer of Camp Camp, another animated series produced by Rooster Teeth, a figurine of Ruby was briefly seen in the cubicle belonging to "Maggie".
- Ruby's Huntress license number is 63600-34572-12560.
- Ruby appeared in the Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One. Many people claim that she can be seen in the background in the scene with some Halo soldiers, which is a nod to Red vs. Blue, another Rooster Teeth web-series.
- Per the word of Lindsay Jones, Ruby is not allowed to say swear words.