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  • Lynx Willow 09 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    R W B Y H E L L Y E S

  • Stranker 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    This was a fantastic video. I feel like most RWBY analysis videos these days come from frustration with the show, and that leads them to come off with a "higher than you" tone to them.

    This video, in the other hand, was clearly born from love of the show, and wanting to see your favorite character get the attention she deserves. You offered ways the show can improve her character without making it feel as though your opinion is the only right one.

    Great job.

  • Lunarstar 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    The recent Sonic the hedgehog games has put the term Ruby in a different lighting and because Ruby Rose kind of resembles a reaper with the Hood and Scythe I can't help but refer to her as Phantom Ruby
    (Yes I know she's based off Little Red Riding hood but the Reaper / ghost comparison is still there)

  • Laura Demert 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I was really hoping that when you were talking about Ruby’s silver eyes you were going to say that there was more to ruby that MEETS THE EYES.

  • victikirby15 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    TL;DR
    Ruby is a Mary Sue who hasn’t actually developed or even done anything recently

  • Vazazell 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Nobody likes or cares about Ruby, even the writers, i guess. Cause she is cliche self insert protagonist. Also, how does someone dying might make Ruby a better character? They already did that trick and didn't followed up upon it, is this is just the rule of thirds?

  • Ultiement GMR 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I'm kind on the same boat. I like Ruby as a character but shes not a good Main Protagonist for now at least………

  • MiddleGround akaBG3 10 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I kind of have a problem with how Ruby just goes along with whatever the hell everyone says without asking questions. Qrow or Ozpin/Ozcar point, she follows without second thought and it's just frustrating

  • Delta Gaming 11 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I was waiting for this! I thing you may be right about the silver eyes, though. Still, glad to see you still watch the show!

  • Remicas 11 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    The end of volume 3 raised a lot of questions about Ruby that the show has trouble answering. So far there's only two of them they did: what being a Huntress means to her (with her letter to Yang) and what she makes of Penny and Pyrrha's death (with her speech to Oscar). However the show still shy away from important ones:

    What does she feel about her mother's death, and how did it contribute in making her the girl she is today? Before V5 I would have thougjt something akin to RLR p.II, but I'm not really sure anymore.

    What are the Silver Eyes, where do they come from, what do they do, and what does Ruby think about it? It's frustrating she's not more curious about it cobsidering it's the reason Ozpin let her into Beacon, why the bad guys are after her, and a trait she shares with her mother.

    Does she believe in destiny? After all according to Qrow SEW are destined to be warriors, and her nightmares about Pyrrha had her asking this question.

  • Thomas Webb 12 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I perfer pop team epic

  • Mary 17 15 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Amazing, trully amazing. Your video left me in a cheery mood even though it was critic. Lately all you can find for this show is harsh words and people bashing on it. You my friend, on the other hand, approached the matter with a nice and happy vibe. I believe that if people criticed the show this way we would actually get results!

  • DragonKnight15 - Jason Cruz 16 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Finally… someone who likes Ruby other than me… but needs to be fixed. Thank you ChaosKey!

  • Soarel 18 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    The “learn to punch” plot line is stupid to begin with. Ruby’s weakness is completely nonexistent (we have seen her kill two of Roman’s goons in V1E1 with her hands and feet, and drop-kicked a grimm to death in V3E11). Even if this did actually exist, why is this only considered a weakness for Ruby? Nora, Weiss, Blake, and Jaune don’t fight unarmed, but it’s not considered a weakness for them. It’s stupid for it to be considered a weakness for Ruby but not them.

    Here’s how I think they can fix Ruby:

    1. DROP THE CHIPMUNK VOICE. It’s godawful. Just stop it. Have Lindsay return to the V2-3 voice, or barring that, the V1 voice. I cannot take her character remotely seriously while it sounds like she’s sucking helium 24/7. They had a perfectly fine voice at first, then they told it up a little, but then in V4 it became absolutely unbearable. Go back to the earlier voice, it was perfect.
    2. Have her start asking questions. The plot progression for Ruby is already outlined in her image song. RLR2 sets up this interesting plot line of Summer being sacrificed by Ozpin and her not wanting Ruby to be manipulated into following the same path. None of this has come into play on-screen, unfortunately, because Ruby has yet to ask any important questions since the end of V3. She needs to start asking about what happened to her mother and about the powers she inherited from her.
    3. Related to the above — have someone challenge her dreams and ideals. Ruby reminds me a lot of Shirou Emiya from Fate. Unfortunately, she seems to be stuck in the position of the Fate route Shirou right now instead of UBW or HF. The reason for this is because nobody is challenging her dreams of ideals. Another character, preferably the one that they’ve already set up as her antagonistic counterpart, Cinder, should be challenging her whole dream and what it means to be a hunter. This obviously ties back into the whole Ozpin’s manipulations plot line, and as I said before, the story outline is already written for them in RLR2.
    4. Give her actual agency. This is an issue that applies not just to Ruby, but all of the other protagonists. Right now, they are nothing more than hired muscle for Qrow and Ozpin, sort of like what Mercury is to Cinder. This is also tied up with the progression of them starting to question their ideals and whether Ozpin’s side is the right one. even if they remain loyal to him and don’t switch sides, they should be taking their own initiative in planning, and going out into the setting actively to do things, just like they used to back in V1-3.

  • Treyshellz 19 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I'm glad someone pointed it out she's not a "bad protagonist" she's just underdeveloped. I was gonna make a video with reasons stating why she's not a bad protagonist, but you already did it. Now I can see why people call her a bad protagonist, but I think she has so much potential to be more of a badass than she already is and the silver eye theory you came up with is good and I want to add ok to that, I think her power comes from a NEED not a WANT like Goku told Gohan when he first went Super Saiyan 2 (although it's useless now) it was crazy to see it for the first time and Ruby doesn't want to fail at saving lives and let's say she's training with Qrow him and he's teaching her how to use her silver eyes or1111 she meets someone with silver eyes like her and they mentor her. The mentor or Qrow dies, but before they die Ruby remembers something important they said and that triggers the eyes to a point to where she can control them and use them to it's full power. She can really be a savage, but hey I'm just throwing random ideas also nice touch with the Sonic music in the background you my friend earned a sub

  • issearuto 19 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Ruby is a worst character than mister justice Shirou Emiya

  • Joseph Burger 20 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    XENOBLADE MUSIC IN THE BEGINNING!! you cant hide this shit from me.

  • PokemonTank123 20 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    This, this right here is a good point. I agree wholeheartedly, Ruby needs development, and she has the chance to do so. But it's up to Miles and Kerry and everyone else working on RWBY to help develop her and the world.

  • PieisDaBest1 20 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    The problem I have with Ruby is that she often times feels like a side character (especially recently).

    Raven fights Cinder in Volume 5. Weiss and Ozpin fight Hazel while Blake deals with Adam. The Nuckelavee was Ren's fight. She tried to help against Tyrian but it was largely Qrow who did most of the work.

    Even in the Volume 1 finale, she shows up, gets shot, and then the robot and the monkey who were introduced in the second last episode save the day.

    She just loses the spotlight so often it feels like she doesn't have a lot of relevance.

  • Mike Strong 20 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Super saiyan.

  • Hunter James 20 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I fell like the main character status is shared between the whole of Team RWBY

  • edgy psychic 21 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    THANK YOU

  • whitefanful 22 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I am happy for you that you like Ruby, but I can't simply because she is a team leader and was trained to leader(Only a year yes but still) only to fail massively almost(Only saying almost cause there might be one or two times among the sea of failure where she was good.) every single time she is suppose to lead or employ any form of battlefield tactics. In volumes 1-2 you could say that she had yet to learn but if she has learned nothing by 3+ she is just flat out not fit to lead.

    Her not being able to fight unarmed makes sense if you think about it one way but the writers show in the wrong way. Someone who uses a weapon like her's would be used to fighting with certain move sets and types making her extremely bad at throwing a punch, but if she landed one it would knock you flat.(Which the writers clearly failed to understand and show properly.)

  • The Grand Chupi 22 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I think part of the problem that the last two volumes of RWBY suffered from was a disjointed story. What I mean is that, for Volumes 4 and 5, we were now dealing with 4 major storylines going on at the same time as opposed to one major storyline with other subplots that coincided with it. With Team RNJR's journey to Haven, Weiss dealing with her controlling homelife, Blake returning to Menagerie to rally the Faunus, and Yang coping with the loss of her arm and finding Ruby, the story kept shifting focus from one character to the next, not giving enough time to truly flesh out the situations that they were in. We didn't get to see too much of how Penny and Pyrrha's deaths affected Ruby and Jaune, Weiss's homelife or Yang's recovery and spent much more on things such as Blake trying to rally the Faunus.

    I feel that if the writers were gonna do something like this, then they needed to make the volumes longer with more time added to each episode. With this, they could have worked more on their issue of doing more telling rather than showing. Let's be honest, some scenes in the last two volumes felt more like exposition dumps rather than actual moments, such as Weiss telling Yang about her crumbling homelife, Qrow telling Team RNJR about Salem, telling everyone about the Branwen Twins' powers, etc. It felt those ideas could have been full episodes told in flashback but were instead just made as information dumps.

    I don't know. What do you think?

  • FluffyBlock 23 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    My favorite character is Weiss. She undoubtedly has the most interesting backstory that is was executed the best and has songs that fit it and explain it so well.

  • RanD0M D00D 23 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    that kingdom hearts music 😀

  • SketchTM 23 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Literally so impressed at your ability to dissect the problem and recommend improvements without needless vitriol. Kudos!

  • kristen brinn 24 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Good analysis. I’m glad you didn’t insult her character throughout like how other you tubers would do because I already know she’s not a bad character. I also wish they would develop something with her and her late mother. What I mean is Ruby finding out who killed Summer.

  • loafhero 25 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    One of the things I dislike most about Ruby is her lack of self-reflection. She never learns from her mistakes and lacks any initiative to better herself.

    She never reflects on her easy capture by the White Fang in Vol 2, never once reflects on her "victory" against Roman and Neo which was pure luck, never stopped to think what would have happened if Qrow didn't save her from Tyrian, never stopped to think that Qrow wouldn't have been poisoned if she didn't interfere, lacks any interest in knowing more about her powers and had to be told to improve her hand-to-hand skills rather than using past failures to tell herself that and start training on her own.

    She became a Huntress because she wants to help make the world into a better place and protect people but lacks the initiative to earn that dream.

  • vonda thrower 25 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    This makes me want volume 6 MORE!!!!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢

  • Christoper Putt 25 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I think one of the biggest issues RWBY has is a lack of filler episodes. Yes we all hate filler in popular anime and like shows, but you cant deny that they can be important. Filler is often used for worldbuilding in shows. SO i think if RT added in some filler episodes specifically for worldbuilding instead of using an entire volume (volume 5) to give exposition and build up the world.

  • Jack Chase 26 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    This is a lot better than the ‘critiques’ of RWBY!

  • Ahza Bion 26 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    I'm guessing by the time vol. 4 and 5 were in the making, RT hadn't come up with a concrete idea of what the Silver Eyes are.

    Maybe that's why Ruby was being sidelined. 🙁

  • Dave175 27 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    Inspiring light? I must've missed those episodes where she had even the slightest influence on anyone outside of that one scene with Oscar in V5.

  • Ralyx0 27 / 06 / 2018 Reply

    This analysis was… disappointing, and I think you've made a rather glaring if understandable error by focusing so much on the silver eyes. Ruby's eyes are NOT a character trait, but rather a plot device attached to a character. An explanation of the origin or powers of the eyes themselves would do absolutely nothing to advance or improve Ruby Rose as a character any more than new features on Crescent Rose would.

  • Hijster 01 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    I think V4 and 5 would be better if they cut Blake and Weiss' s screen time. Most of the stuff we learn isn't that interesting anyway, and I think the reunions would've been better they weren't so choreographed. Blake and Weiss shouldn't even appear until V5 or at the soonest the end of V4. This may sound harsh, but I can't miss them If they aren't gone. Imagine if we were as surprised as Yang when she reunites with Weiss. Blake… Honestly, I could do without seeing Blake in V4 and 5.

    With the extra time they could address R ans Y's situations. At the end of V3 Ruby just ditches her family and then Rnjr pops up out of nowhere. And Yang doesn't seem to have much of a reaction. What they did with Yang was fine, but I think they also needed to do a better job detailing Yangs motives. For most of V4 it seems like she wants to reunite with Ruby almost vicariously. At this point she doesn't fully know what's going on so she has no particular reason to catch up with her. I think it would have been better if the focus was put on Yang finding Raven from the start of V4, and then when she reunites with Weiss she could tag along to see Ruby. This would be a bit more satisfying than what we got. V2 setup Raven as an important character for Yang, and then in V5 she's all like -I've got better things to do kinda like Blake was with Adam. It would also emphasize that Ruby's guilt is a bit excessive.

    I also think Ruby and Rnjr should've interacted a bit more. It honestly bothers me that Ruby just slides into team Jnpr(-P
    ) as the leader nonetheless without any hiccups. Ruby really wasn't friends with anyone except Jeane, so it seems odd that She's instantly accepted, especially by Ren. I think RT could've made a bigger deal out of team Rnjr. I think it would have been interesting to see Ren be annoyed by Ruby's leadership (Honestly, it would be interesting if any of the characters thought for themselves). It would give him some relevance before they dump his backstory and give him a few more reasons to be anxious. They could also use this as a chance to showcase the team's reactions to Pyrrhas death. It would also make the crossroads scene and the final battle of the Volume more weight.

    I'm not sure if my ideas would make the Volumes much better, but I'd certainly enjoy them more with less Weiss and (without) Blake.

  • Chujutsu 03 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    I mean, if we keep going with the chess motif, sacrificing Qrow for Ruby's development is like sacrificing a piece to promote a pawn

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