Top 10 RWBY Characters

RWBY is an amazing show by Monty Oum. If you havn't seen it go check it out! This list is about the in your oppinion best characters in RWBY. Hope you like it! ^^

The Top Ten

1 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.

Best character I have every met. I really like her bold, confident, and how much she cherishes her sister and her family. To me she is an inspiration and an idol. She is seriously really cool, when I watched her trailer, I was amazed and shocked from her fights and her improvements.

She is the cool character that every girl wants to be, and every guy likes.

She's not just cool. She's tragic, heartfelt, brave, funny, and I can't wait to see her in the 4th volume - Peculiar

The most relatable character. She puts her mom in her place and unlike Raven, stands and fights by her friends. Not to mention she's a badass. Love her!

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2 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.

In my opinion Weiss has the most interesting and versatile semblance. With her glyphs she can do so many things not only for herself but she can use it on others too. Plus she can finally summon! I really can't wait to see her use this ability in battle. And I hope her time dilation glyph ability is explained further. She has grown so much in personality. She is more accepting and friendly than she was at first while still keeping her cocky attitude. But I absolutely despise her father! It's no wonder she starts out the series acting so snotty with the cold and emotionally detached upbringing she had! At least she has her sister and butler to rely on. - NerdBunny

Weiss has probably had some of the best character development so far. From nasty and cold to sweet and caring. The series has also done well showing and explaining as to why she was the way she was at first and how she softened over time. Her relation ships with the other characters are very well thought out and showed as well. Plus, her semblance and weapon are just so awesome! Aside from Ruby having her silver eyes ability, I think Weiss may just be the runner up to one of the most powerful characters.

Weiss was admittedly a bit annoying and bratty at first, but after learning more about her life and past, it gives you a better understanding of why she is the way that she is. Her character development over the seasons was the most interesting to watch and continues to be so. - SnowPhoenix

She is the most interesting and prettiest character

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3 Qrow Branwen Qrow Branwen

A really awesome character. I hope we will get to know more on his background with his clan and sister. I feel like his semblance suits him and adds such a tragic air to his character but he's got such a great sense of humor about it all. Not only are his fighting skills top notch but his weapon is one of the coolest ever, a sword/gun/scythe! I love watching the fighting choreography with his battles. The way he fights, it's like his weapon is a part of him. - NerdBunny

This became everyone's favorite character within 5 minutes!

He's only been here since Volume 3 and he's my favorite. - MilesRS777

Best character, hands down. - LordDovahkiin

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4 Ruby Rose

She's hilarious, awesome, and adorable, and overall just a very likable character. - LarkwingFlight

She's Ruby and Ruby's are red and red is blood. Ruby is so cool

A funny, optimistic girl who never gives up. When she loses her friends, her school and even her own sister she didn't stop moving forward. Even when a friend of her's died and another friend of her's died in front of her, she still went on a mission to find those enemies with her other friends. For a teenage girl, that's impressive and admirable. - RoseRedFlower

Love her

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5 Jaune Arc Jaune Arc

The only character who actually grows as a character

The character with probably the most flaws, but works the hardest to make them up.

I like how he screams. - OnyxDash

He is one of the few charaters to have an arc

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6 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.

I absolutely love his new look in season 4! In the words of Nora "He's basically a ninja." I love his fighting style very Hyuuga clan from Naruto in some ways when he wields his aura. I enjoyed learning more about his background in the new season and got to see another side to his usually calm demeanor. - NerdBunny

I Super love this character in RWBY Spoiler for end of season 4 LIE REN X NORA VALKRE!

Lie Ren = The Anime Man = Kawaii Desultory ☺

7 Pyrrha Nikos

I cried for 2 straight hours. Pyrrha is just awesome in every way.

She's intelligent, tough, beautiful, and encouraging. Nothing lightens my heart more when I see her encourage Jaune and believe in him. She will be missed! You will always be in my heart

Obviously the best, when she died I cried for an hour

She should be #1

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8 Nora Valkyrie

How can Nora be this far down the list?! She's so crazy amazing! Her and Ren's past and relationship is so moving. I really hope we continue to learn more about these 2. She's a quirky, pancake loving, spitfire wielding a giant war hammer/grenade launcher! What's not to love? - NerdBunny

Nora is just so bubbly and sweet, but then she's a total powerhouse! I just LOVE that combination!

Nora is one of the few characters I might fear more than Yang. And whatever you do, DO NOT TRY TO ELECTROCUTE HER! I'm talking to you, Noland.

Love Nora

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9 Blake Belladonna

One of the best characters in any YouTube show, ever.

Blake is so amazing and complex! I love her!

Blake is amazing. She's the most beautiful and badass RWBY character to ever exist. - TwilightKitsune

Blake Is one of my top 5

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10 Roman Torchwick Roman Torchwick

Seriously? How can you not love him and Neo? They are the best

He is only my favorite because of chibi

He was amazeing for comedy and also badass

The Contenders

11 Penny

"i am combat ready" plus the fact she destroyed a dustjet by herself

Pyrrha turned Penny into quarters. - LordDovahkiin

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

He is hot in ways of mystery, beauty, and power. I lovvveee him. I love his distinct uniqueness that I can't help but pair him with other favorite in the show (ahem-Q..Q-ah-row-ahem). His personality and looks are perfect in sync. Plus, I hadn't thought headmaster can have that much content of smexiness.

13 Emerald Sustrai

Emerald, because of her witty and snarky personality. I really like her Illusion semblance and her backstory is realistic to me. Her design is really cool and I hope to see more of her.

14 Glynda Goodwitch

! Glynda is so perfect because she has a visually intriguing semblance to viewers and also doesn't have a limit to the awesomeness. At first glance, a lot of people categorize her semblance as "telekinesis', but it is definitely much more than that. You can't telekinetically (if that is a word) move a cloud and make ice dust rain from the cloud. It is magic, yes it is!

15 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.

The only character to actually get anything done in this show.

I would marry her

Cinder is probably the only character with a decent backstory

God I love her!

16 Sun Wukong Sun Wukong

Voiced by Michael Jones a.k.a. Rage Quitter - Mcgillacuddy

Those abs

17 James Ironwood

Ironwood... Hmm... OH YES! - LordDovahkiin

18 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.

They managed to give him a defined personality, and a reason for doing what he does within a few episodes. And sadly, those are things RWBY usually struggles with a lot. Also, one of the funniest characters in the main series. Oobleck is the best character, fight me.

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

I gotta say he may be a villan character but he's pretty awesome. I want the good guys to win but he kinda makes me root for the baddies. His moves in that tournament fight were just jaw dropping! He took control of that fight and kicked ass! All basically using his metal legs the whole time to get the advantage over team CFVY. Plus his jokey attitude and snark won me over before I even saw him fight. I enjoy him and Emerald's interactions. Just an all around badass. - NerdBunny

Cool dude...face that says 'you like jazz? '

How does Merc not even have an entry? He has an interesting design and concept, potential for an awesome backstory (From what we've seen so far it could end up being pretty good), and the most entertaining fighting style in the show.

Plus he's voiced by Yuri Lowenthal in the 3rd Volume! I mean, who wouldn't want a baddie who's voiced by Sasuke Uchiha of all people! - OnyxDash

20 Coco Adel

She only appeared in one episode so far and instantly became my favorite character of the series.

She's sassy, sarcastic, fashionable and tough. But most importantly she's AWESOME!

Dude just look at her

21 Neopolitan

The cutest villain I've ever seen. - OnyxDash

Has so much character despite not saying anything

Wonderful design I may say

My fave RWBY character

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22 videogamedunkey

He's a dunk faunus

23 Zwei Zwei

He's to cute

24 Raven Branwen Raven Branwen

She is best mom. Her design is also badass.

25 Velvet Scarlatina
26 Salem

I really really really really want to know why she hates humanity I have a feeling I'm gonna like her back story.

27 Tyrian

He got a shot at qrow. Maybe killing him? don't know for sure yet. It hasn't come out yet. But still. QROW. TYRIAN POISONED QROW. And, his personality is like a metal insane psychopath. Need I say more?

28 Winter Schnee Winter Schnee

Just like weiss, but better, stronger, and more beautiful.

29 Adam Taurus Adam Taurus

He ha my vote dude sure he is evil kinda maybe, maybe an anti hero but I like him I also like to ship some girls with him like Blake obviously Weiss,Ruby and yang probably if this was my list I put him number one

a badass

He isn’t just so cool and cute!

30 Caboose

Church, I'm your best friend, that's what I am to you!

31 David

From Camp Camp

32 Neptune Vasilias Neptune Vasilias

He's like Generator Rex! Except wit blue hair and doesn't have hands that can literally change into every weapon in the world. Still a pretty cool character though. - OnyxDash

33 Oscar Pine Oscar Pine
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