Top Ten RWBY Characters that Need More Screen Time

With the Volume 4 soundtrack coming on May 1st, I wanted to express my love for this show that introduced me to RoosterTeeth. While I do enjoy RWBY, I think some more characters deserve some character development and screen time. So these are the characters I believe need more screen time.

The Top Ten

1 Cinder Fall Cinder Fall A mysterious woman who possesses fire-based powers and uses a pair of blades that combine to form a bow that she uses to fire arrows.Vol. 2 She also fights with glass and has been noted to have fused Dust into some of her clothing. Cinder is a very cunning and secretive woman, with goals of gaining more.

I hope she gets a backstory in either volume 7 or a character short. She’s my favourite character and she really deserves a backstory.

She's one of the antagonists of RWBY and is the main reason why Beacon fell. However, we don't how she became this way, why she desires power or her reason why she hates humanity. - RoseRedFlower

We need to know her backstory!

Backstory... please...

2 Ozpin Ozpin Ozpin was the headmaster of Beacon Academy. more.

There's more questions about this guy than answers. What exactly is he? What's his power? Why does Salem hate him? - RoseRedFlower

I have a strong feeling that Volume 5 will have a lot of focus on Oscar, which will lead to learning more about Ozpin himself.

Also I'm certain he's the wizard from the four maidens story. That would explain why he's in Oscar after he "died". - Rue

3 Nora Valkyrie Nora Valkyrie

I loved her little bit with Ren and how they met but what about her life before? Parents? Siblings? How she became an orphan? - RoseRedFlower

4 Salem Salem

Salem is the main antagonist and I want to see how she became this way. There's been many theories about her identity and what she has against humanity. So let's see more of this amazing woman! - RoseRedFlower

5 Mercury Black Mercury Black Mercury Black is an antagonist in RWBY. He is an associate of Cinder Fall and partner of Emerald Sustrai.

He had daddy issues and was trained to be an assassin. That's about it. - RoseRedFlower

He didn't speak one line in Volume 4. Which was strange to me because he tends to run his mouth. - Rue

6 Emerald Sustrai Emerald Sustrai

One of my favorites

Possibly the most relatable character in RWBY.

She was a street rat and used her semblance to steal. She joined Cinder because she had no where else to go. Why did become this way though? - RoseRedFlower

7 Sun Wukong Sun Wukong

Sun is best girl. - Legatus

He's funny and caring to the people in his life. Yet I don't really know how he came to be that way or why he left his family and friends to check on Blake. Is there a reason? Does his family care? - RoseRedFlower

8 Adam Taurus Adam Taurus

I think he’s a jerk but I agree I would like to know more about him

We need more Adam! I don't care about others who despises him but I love this guy. I really want to know more about him and Blake's relationship.

Yeah, this guy is evil and what he did to Blake and Yang was horrendous. But Blake said he slowly became worse and worse. Why was he becoming this way? Did something happen? Did him and Blake ever date at all? - RoseRedFlower

Adam needs backstory!

9 Winter Schnee Winter Schnee


Weiss is going after Winter next volume, hopefully she won't be in like 1-2 episodes and has more screen time. - Rue

I love the Schnee sisters and I feel sorry for them. There dad is a complete jerk and their younger brother is following in his footsteps. Hints have also been given that their mom was an alcoholic too. I would like to see more of Winter and her backstory. - RoseRedFlower

Winter is perfect for the most part, she has her amazing fighting skills, amazing personality, need I say more?

10 Neopolitan Neopolitan

I agree, because even though she doesn't speak, I love Neo's personality. Her design, magnific! Her weapon, bravicimo! Her character in RWBY Chibi... MOST. ADORABLE. THING. EVER!

When I thought she was mute, someone told me that they have a voice planned for she's going to come back at some point. - Rue

She never even speaks! Yet she's so pretty and cool!

She needs more speaking time actually - TwilightKitsune

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The Contenders

11 Velvet Scarlatina Velvet Scarlatina

She's a cute character that the fans have warmed up to. The fans even got to pick her own outfit through an art submission contest and her powers is pretty cool. Now let's see more of her! - RoseRedFlower

12 Summer Rose Summer Rose

Definitely want to see more of her whether it be in flashbacks or even visions/dreams. I feel like we all know a decent amount about the rest of the rwby characters but summer still remains a mystery. - jserket


I want to see flashbacks of her.

We need her flashbacks. True.

13 Raven Branwen Raven Branwen

Interesting theory, but if she was, how come Yang isn't a Faunus? Well, we don't know if being a Faunus is a dominant trait, or not. But still, interesting theory.

I have a theory that she's a faunus. I mean her brother Qrow turned into a bird, and how can a human do that? She must be a faunus too - TwilightKitsune

14 Taiyang Xiao Long Taiyang Xiao Long
15 Coco Adel Coco Adel

So stylish and cool!

16 Glynda Goodwitch Glynda Goodwitch
17 Ruby Rose Ruby Rose
18 Lie Ren Lie Ren A black-haired student at Beacon who dual wields machine pistols with attached blades, collectively called StormFlower. His Semblance allows him and his targets to avoid detection from Grimm. Ren lost his parents during a Grimm attack on Kuroyuri, the village he lived in.Vol. 4, Ch. 10 He and Nora are more.
19 Ilia Amitola Ilia Amitola
20 Yang Xiao Long Yang Xiao Long Yang Xiao Long is one of the main protagonists of RWBY. She is the half-sister of Ruby Rose and the former partner of Blake Belladonna. Her parents are Taiyang Xiao Long and Raven Branwen. Her signature weapon is a pair of twin shotgun gauntlets named Ember Celica. She alludes to the fairy tale character more.
21 James Ironwood James Ironwood
22 Zwei Zwei
23 Bartholomew Oobleck Bartholomew Oobleck Dr. Bartholomew Oobleck is a teacher at Beacon Academy. He is first seen in "Jaunedice, Pt.2" teaching history to the students, specifically teaching about the war between the Humans and the Faunus, which appears to have taken place a few generations before the start of the series. more.
24 Pyrrha Nikos Pyrrha Nikos

Pyrrha had so much potential. She really could have gone far.

25 Weiss Schnee Weiss Schnee Weiss Schnee is a former student of Beacon Academy and one of the main protagonists of RWBY. Her weapon of choice is a Multi Action Dust Rapier (MADR) named Myrtenaster. more.
26 Qrow Branwen Qrow Branwen


27 Oscar Pine Oscar Pine
28 Vernal Vernal
29 Neptune Vasilias Neptune Vasilias
30 Sage Ayana
31 Tyrian Tyrian
32 Flynt Coal Flynt Coal
33 Scarlet David
34 Hazel

Damn I mean Hazel He STABBED FLIPPIN GOLD STONES IN HIM (at least I think that what it was)

35 Maria Calavera
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