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 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.

Gotta say, Weiss has come a long way since the first season, some of the best character development this show has had to offer in my opinion. She went from being a cranky mean girl to a caring and more understanding person. She's elegant and feminine while at the same time a kickass and won't take any bs. She's had a rough life behind closed doors but has still managed to overcome it and stay strong! Plus her semblance is pretty cool if you ask me. Her strengths and weaknesses are well executed and do you know anyone else who can fight that well in a dress and heels? - jserket

Weiss is the best girl

Best girl for best character development, and trying her best to bring honor back to her families name, when it would be easy for her to just sit back and go with the flow... her decision to do right instead of what’s easy has cost her, and she has gone through a lot for a girl born in privilege. She might not be the strongest, or the the battle hardened... but as we have learned ever since volume 1, there is far more to Weiss Schnee than meets the eye.

Ice queen is best girl. - RaidenRain

2 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.

Honestly, she's the character I care the most about. Which made the events of the volume 3 so sad for me, really...
She is strong, physically but more importantly mentally. Her semblance is perfect for increasing the tension during fights, and represents her overall strength at overcoming hardships. And I particularly enjoy the fact that her fighting style (boxing) could have easily been given to one of the boy characters. But no, they went for one of the 4 main female characters, and they managed to make her tough (cow-boy and biker look, puns, wearing shorts), sunny (smile, puns, yellow color) and feminine (long blonde hair, sexy clothes). This makes for an amazing and complex character. And her relationship with Blake is the main reason I come back every year for the next volume : might just be the "parner" thing going on, but I really see Bumblebee moments as romantic ones...

I don't know why people ship bumblebee. Its as if relationships can't be platonic these days. Yang and Blake obviously care for each other but I see more in a sisterly way than a romantic. Also Yang didn't care that Blake was dancing with Sun or when she blushed when he waves at her.
Bumblebee is probably not going to happen and the writers are clearly just ship-baiting people to lure in more viewers.

Best girl by far

She's strong. Everybody in the show has her as a wall they can lean on.

Ruby as a sister.

Weiss, Jaune, Ren, and Nora as friends.

Qrow as a niece.

and recently (I'm taking the end of volume 6 as confirmation) Blake as a girlfriend.

She's always there when they need her, she always comes back and she'll always put her life on the line for any one of them. And she'll do so with a smile on her face.

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

Coolest character in the series

This became everyone's favorite character within 5 minutes!

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

4 Ruby Rose

I just really love her

She is so much like me

My sister says I am just like her

My favorite

5 Jaune Arc Jaune Arc

He is the most loyal out of all of them I believe. He is the one getting the most development. I think it was kind of charming how he tried to woo Weiss even with all the rejections showing his devotion to the heart, if I was him I would have given up on the first "no" and moved on to the next dance partner. He even told us he was interested in her because of how beautiful her voice was and played the guitar pretty well in front of her door, pretty sure that anyone that is this sweet would have had more options* like nikos*. He also is pretty relatable to just about all normal human being like us at the beginning. Even when still in mourning he went with ruby along side nora and ren to fight cinder and shows quite a bit of different emotions through out the show. All in all he is our lovable goofball turning fierce huntsman.

Jaune never give up to get stronger that's what real men do

Hands down probably the most adorable, handsome, and cutest RWBY character.

Nice charater

6 Pyrrha Nikos

Best for many reasons sad how she died

Come on she is the best


Wise and strong, and yet, her kindness towards others is what I admire the most.

7 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 ☺

8 Blake Belladonna Blake Belladonna

I've never watched this series, so I don't know many of the characters, but isn't Blake one of the four main antagonists? Shouldn't she be higher or is her character development not as good as the others? I'm just curious, I'm in the process of watching the show actually, although I'm only up to episode 3 season 1 so far, I've heard it's got really good character development, not to mention the ship between Blake and Yang, so I have high expectations.

I wish she was higher up, I identify with her the most and I love her motives and how she asserts herself and opens up with everyone. She made some big mistakes but her motives were good and she has grown a lot.

The best cat

Blake is easily the best out of all the given top 10, although Jaune is a close second

9 Nora Valkyrie

A perfect mix of adorable and terrifying. - RoseWeasley

I honestly just really love her personality

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

Personally...I think she's overrated compared to the much more complex characters. Such as Pyrrha, Yang, Blake, Ruby, Ren. Well pretty much almost everyone, thankfully in Volume 4 they actually made her a real character. Volume 4 fixed a lot of problems I had with Nora, but it took 3 Volumes for me to actually care about her. - OfC

10 Roman Torchwick Roman Torchwick

Best bad guy.

Best. Clothes. Ever...

Also amazing cane.

The best waifu, fight me



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The Contenders

11 Penny Polendina

She was completely useless in Volume 3, and was not really funny... - OfC

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

Pyrrha turned Penny into quarters. - LordDovahkiin

12 Neopolitan Neopolitan

My favorite character! - gamegame

Neo vs cinder is so hype

The queen has returned and she's out for blood.

Why is she not higher up on the list

13 Professor Ozpin Professor Ozpin

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.

14 Emerald Sustrai 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.

15 Sun Wukong Sun Wukong

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

Those abs

16 Atlas Pilot Atlas Pilot
17 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.

18 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!

19 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!

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

Mercury is obnoxious

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.

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21 James Ironwood

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

22 Coco Adel

Such a badass. Shame she only had a few apperences in the show

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

Extremely overrated. Only has 3 scenes in the entire show, and in one of them she had her ass kicked by Emerald. - OfC

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

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23 Oscar Pine Oscar Pine

He needs to be higher

My baby boy

Oscar is a well written character with a kind heart and a very cute design

Come on Oscar is adorable get him higher

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24 Salem Salem

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

25 Zwei Zwei

He's to cute

26 Raven Branwen Raven Branwen

She is best mom. Her design is also badass.

27 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 love all the villains from volumes 1-3 but Cinder by far is my favourite villain and also my favourite character in the show.

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

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28 Velvet Scarlatina Velvet Scarlatina
29 Winter Schnee Winter Schnee

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

30 Tyrian Callows Tyrian Callows

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?

31 Caboose

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

32 Sarge Sarge

He is so awesome

33 The Malachite Twins
34 Scarlet David

From Camp Camp

35 Neptune Vasilias Neptune Vasilias

Just get this bastard higher then Neon

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

Very...very annoying. - OfC

36 Ilia Amitola Ilia Amitola

Her redemption may have been a bit rushed, but I absolutely love her.
Although Roman and Winter are pretty great as well.

I love Ilia so much. I love the fact that she was able to change. She is awesome.

37 Sienna Khan
38 Neon Katt

Nyah cat! Meow! Bright colors pow pow pow. Never miss a beat!

She's great and has an amazing song.


39 Flynt Coal Flynt Coal
40 Taiyang Xiao Long Taiyang Xiao Long
41 Arthur Watts
42 Maria Calavera
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