General RWBY Ideas

Antimatter

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#1
Didn't see one previously, so I decided to go ahead and make this here. While RWBY has anime flair to it, it's technically a webtoon, so I thought perhaps it would fit best here rather then in the anime/manga area.

So without further ado, lets get cracking.

Few ideas so far:

"The Afterlife of Pyrrha Nikos'

This would be a story chronically Pyrrhaas she watches over her team in ghost form, starting with her death at beacon and onward though team RNJR's long trip to Haven.

She would be a ghost, and would slowly gain additional ghost related powers as the fic went on, but never resurrection: she's dead and going to stay that way (unlike some other characters in canon it seems).

I'd treat it semi comically, much like the show, but this would be a story about coming to terms with mortality, and what lay beyond, and the necessary sacrifices. Not that she's not going to do what she can to help from the beyond, and eventually, as her poltergeist powers grow, in normal reality as well.

Untitled Cinder/Jaune Fic:

Basically gives the two a backstory/history with each other, stretching back years. Long ago,m when both were younger, they had met each other, and fallen deeply in love. Both had dreams, desires, etc, and were pretty much the definitive couple.

Until she left. Something, or someone had happened to her. Like the girl at the ball who had to flee at midnight, Cinder left Jaune to do 'something'. A mentor she said, someone who could give her the power she so desperately sought. A passionate letter was all she left him, urging him to get stronger and rejoin her at her side, and then, she was gone.

He'd not seen hide nor hair of her in the three years that followed. Heartbroken, he throw himself headlong into what training he could, when he could. He even went so far as to forge documents to get into beacon to further himself.

There he found his strength, his team, his aura.

And in the lead up to the Vytal festival, he found her.

She didn't expect him to be there.

He didn't expect her to be there.

But both of them realized they were still madly in love, as troublesome as that would make things. Cinder is damn committed to her plan, to her queens ambitions. But she wasn't expecting the love of her live to be in such danger, hes suppose to be far from beacon and vale!

And poor loverboy knows nothing of what shes been up to, or whats she's planning.

So yeah, Cinder/Jaune romance, but don't expect any happy endings here folks. She's sticking to her guns, even if the love of her life is back in said life.
 

Antimatter

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#2
There was a varient on the above idea that i'm actually less inclined to write, and that was the idea that jaune was fully aware of what cinders plans, method, and goals were.

Because he was also a part of them. Yes, dear Jaune was not the lovable, bumbling novice he seemed, but rather, a sort of infiltration unit of Salems. While he had never unlocked his aura, better to preserve his cover, he had trained just as long and hard as one could expect without raising too much suspicion.

The part of about Cinder and him being lovers is true. Hell, they get off on the power they wield, that she's gained. They each have their own roles: She the figure of the underworld, powerful and dreadful. He gathering information on beacons huntsmen, turning them this way or that to prevent unwanted notice. This would be why, say, JNPR never gets involved in outside school affairs.

And yes, that would mean manipulation of Pyrrha's emotions to turn her down a particular path, and indeed, even set her up for her own death before she could get too powerful. What he hadn't counted on was Ruby and her own attack.
 

l3fty

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#3
You would have to write up a believable reason that isn't a complete forced drama for Jaune to turn to team Salem.

There is one good complete fic I read with that theme that keeps everyone in character with appropriate emotional responses to the developing situation with no character bashing. Pyrrha is not neglected, bashed or turned into a yandere out of nowhere in this story, she gets to be involved in the plot and character development too - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11655241/1/Stress-Relief

The name of the story sounds underwhelming when you look at it, but it is perfect in that it hints at how the whole shebang starts off without spoiling how things end up afterward.
 

Antimatter

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l3fty said:
You would have to write up a believable reason that isn't a complete forced drama for Jaune to turn to team Salem.

There is one good complete fic I read with that theme that keeps everyone in character with appropriate emotional responses to the developing situation with no character bashing. Pyrrha is not neglected, bashed or turned into a yandere out of nowhere in this story, she gets to be involved in the plot and character development too - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11655241/1/Stress-Relief

The name of the story sounds underwhelming when you look at it, but it is perfect in that it hints at how the whole shebang starts off without spoiling how things end up afterward.
I would have straight up had him recruited long before series start, around the same time Cinder war. The biggest problem is trying to figure out why she would recruit him. I'd be more inclined to hold that off till we find out more about his semblance, etc.

And funny thing: I found and read stress relief after thinking of the pairing. Heck of a story. Probably my favorite canon esque depiction of Cinder.

Though I love her in White Sheep more, just because of the pure comedy of her and everyone else reactions.

I'm more edging toward the idea that Jaune and Cinder had a history, being childhood sweethearts, and then move from there. Less a "get into a relationship to relieve stress' and more 'overjoyed to be reunited, yet terrified as the one person you want to protect is now in a danger of your own making'.

Sadly, i'm sure any Jaune/Cinder stuff would be compared to the likes of Stress Relief, and I doubt I could write anything near that good at this point.
 

l3fty

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#5
You know, now that I think about it, there is an almost in series way to make your story work.

There are ton of hints that Jaune is great grandson of the last king of Vale (warrior hero king, slayer of men with his Yellow Death swrod - Crocea Mors), which completely fit with his situation and personality.

We know his family travelled all over, so, what if Jaune (of a noble family) meets a soot covered girl and charms her, maybe even takes her to a ball as a peak of their encounter. And then you have the rich pompous people start disparaging her out of Jaunes hearing, via that way of commenting about a lowborn poor kid thinking she can be around someone of his standing, you could have it be mothers of jealous girls that also wanted to dance with the kid prince Jaune, who kept dancing with Cinder because he likes her more.

Then Jaune has to go home, and Cinder can't do anything to follow and starts feeling powerless in her situation, developing her need for power and control that she has in the present, due to jealous noble girls shitting all over her in various ways.


Salem would totally support Cinder in her endevour to grab a strong potential to her side from Ozpin.

Heck, in before Salem decides to spite Ozpin and make his succesor what he himself didn't want to be, aka the king of the world. In before she decides to nab every promising potential, like Pyrrha, Ruby, etc.

It depends on what kind of tone you want to take with your story, as long as it's not dark and edgy :D.
 

Antimatter

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#6
You know, the character song 'Boop" really changes the feel of several scenes with Nora in them. "boop" basically being a straight up replacement for 'I love you" makes some things so damn sweet/sappy.
 

Antimatter

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#7
So this...



Got some of the RWBY reddit folks thinking. Toss in two other lovely gynoids, for example Kos-Mos and Aigis, and you could have a team of robotic girls. Stupidly overpowered, if they go all out.

So I started thinking of a possible way to even make that work. Closest I could get is thus: All four represent each kingdoms attempt/candidate for an artificial huntress officially, and secretly, an artificial maiden candidate.

Now you say, who besides atlas even has the tech for that? Glad you asked, it comes down to how advanced each of the girls are, and various bits of convenient lost tech/recovered artifacts that each is built around. Atlas contributed bts and peices to each, wholly developing penny, and sometimes, that aid came from atlas transplants/exiles/you name it.

Kosmos Winnicot : designation Kosmos Obey Strategic Multiple Operation System. Developed around an "aura emitting artifact' supplied by Ozpin, and then engineered by Kevin Winnicot originally from atlas, and finished by Shion Uzuki of vale. Contains the soul of a former maiden. Paid for by the vast sums of money Ozpin had accrued over the long centuries of his life, she is activated officially after the attack on Amber, and assigned guard duty for beacon, in the guise of a new student. Her semblance is "Transport", allowing her to store and recall multiple weapons at will. Penny's partner.

Aigis Kirijo: Last surviving experimental Anti-grimm weapon, created by Vacuo. Her appearance is explained to others as being a girl who was majorly injured and who was fitted with multiple prosthetic limbs. Sent to beacon for formal combat trials, enrolled as a first year student. 2b's partner

Penny!: you know her, you love her. Basically gets sent early after the attack on amber, and enrolls as a first year student. Acts as ironwoods eyes and ears, reporting events back to him in secret. "Orgia" is her semblance. Kosmos's partner.

_____ Yourha: can't decide on a name yet, designation YoRHa No.2 Type B. Built around a recovered black box found during a expansion attempt of Mistral, and built using plans recovered from it. Insists folks call her by her nickname '2B' the origins of which changes each time she tells the story. Given Lionheart is compromised, she may have secret orders to replay information back to him unwittingly, and claims to have known Cinder's crew as Mistral students. uses her NFCS to manipulate her weapons, which most assume is her semblance. Actual semblance relates to her after image dodging.

The girls were not intended to be on the same team, that was actually something of a coincidence. Given their relative power, under most circumstances they hold back considerably.
 

Antimatter

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#8
Well now, this latest episode is going to reignite some shipping wars.
 

l3fty

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#9
You mean pour oil on a burning firestorm. Admittedly, the shipping is light on the one place I do read comments about the show, SB has more tendencies of going into rabid blaming and overanalyzing of characters from extremely incomplete writing.

I lold when I saw their lesbian character finally, considering RWBY crew was promising one LGBT character this means all the rest are not, but this does not stop the LGBT fetishists from shipping their lesbian ships rabidly even further, which makes it even more hillarious, because while they are crowing how they want LGBT characters, they instead want lesbians only, which is blatant hypocrisy on their end, oh wait, we did get a 2d drawing of 2 homo characters at the start of volume 5 so they can say they weren't only about yuri pandering.

Personally I am more interested if we will ever get back to Monty tier fight choreography, 3rd volume was surviving of some of his work done, but 4th and now 5th volume are suffering from all the hanging shots, zoom ins that show nothing, unnatural pauses and overall very badly thought through fights. I guess RWBY is now a fanfic tier drama story with bad action instead of action adventure it was at the start.

Personally, considering everything, in before Raven agrees to helping Cinder and Salem to get the Relic from Haven in return for their lives (Salem doesn't really need Vernal), which will finally bring around the whole fight of team JNPR versus Raven that was discarded during volume 2 due to constraints, team RWBY will be fighting team Salem, also my face if the whole constant emphasis on hand to hand to Ruby turns out to be for her Super Silver state, because she goes all hands on ripping mode or something.
 

Antimatter

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The first hinted at LBGT character was Scarlet form SSSN, iirc. I think the main issue with gay characters is well, the major cast is majority female, so female-female pairings seem to be the most common, outside of the hetero pairings. Fanfiction runs with a lot of guy-guy stuff though, almost as much as other pairings. Fanart seems to prefer straight or lesbian though.

Though I do think it's hilarious that Blake has turned into a harem protagonist. Catgirls, yo.

Monty was a one in a million animated, I imagine it's going to be hard to find someone of his caliber again. The folks who can do it are probably too busy working for hollywood, and RT couldn't afford them. Finding another internet sensation who isn't gobbled up by someone with deeper pockets has got to be a challenge. You could try mocap, but it will never be as smooth or awesome-crazy as Monty's hand animations were.

Raven knows what will happen if Salem gets the relic, heck, she asked about beacons. I think she'll force the issue by using her portals to escape to her daughter/Qrow if things get too far out of control, and Vernal is taken/has her powers stolen. I'm starting to think we may not see the attack on Haven this volume at all, given we are halfway there and still no where near any assault. Everything so far feels like a lot of setup actions, though, maybe the back half the volume will be at a faster pace.
 

Antimatter

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#11
Well snap, that episode didn't go as I thought.

Also, on route C (I think) of Nier, really wanting to write something about that above multi-series fusion, but will hold off until I complete more of the game.
 

l3fty

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#12
There will be no episode for 2 weeks after this weeks episode, if they end it on another flipping cliffhanger people will fly off the handle at the RWBY cliffhanger meme volume.

I am now indifferent to Kali and/or Ghira dying thanks to the continuous episode cockteasing with zero peaks during the volume.

I am still amazed how badly that skirt on Weiss looks with how it doesn't fold in and clips all over the place, give her hot pants which won't give me a headache with all that clipping RT.

Raven at least looks like a person with a plan now, and due to how Ozpin shows no negative feelings towards her I have this odd feeling that either he supports her plan or outright manipulated her onto that path, because I want to believe that he did not coast on luck for thousands of years.
 

MastaofBitches

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l3fty said:
There will be no episode for 2 weeks after this weeks episode, if they end it on another flipping cliffhanger people will fly off the handle at the RWBY cliffhanger meme volume.

I am now indifferent to Kali and/or Ghira dying thanks to the continuous episode cockteasing with zero peaks during the volume.

I am still amazed how badly that skirt on Weiss looks with how it doesn't fold in and clips all over the place, give her hot pants which won't give me a headache with all that clipping RT.

Raven at least looks like a person with a plan now, and due to how Ozpin shows no negative feelings towards her I have this odd feeling that either he supports her plan or outright manipulated her onto that path, because I want to believe that he did not coast on luck for thousands of years.
I'm planning on waiting until the Volume's finished before going any further. Have RNJR left that fucking house yet? And has Ozpin finished assimilating the boy?
 

AJ_Katon

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#14
No to both. JNR will hopefully go off to have their own adventures towards the end of this voi.
 

MastaofBitches

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#15
AJ_Katon said:
No to both. JNR will hopefully go off to have their own adventures towards the end of this voi.
Not a fan of them?
 

l3fty

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#16
Before volume 4 gave us the full name of Oscar (Pine) I thought of rebuilt Penny becoming a member of team JNPR, considering he will need some training to acclimate himself to his knowledge it will take a few volumes or something.

I do wonder what kind of Nen specialization will they give Jaune, aura brickwall is sort of useless for offensive combat, maybe they intend him to be an Enhancer type with a Nen sword swing? Not that shield bashing wouldn't be an awesome thing to see as a main combat focus.
 

burnerx7

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#17
Alternate Universe RWBY.

>Summer acted on her love first, so Ruby is the elder sister, mature after being obligated by the circumstances to take care of her little sister, caring older sister and badass fighter, she's as strong as canon Pyhrra and already has entered in the circle of Ozpin as a prodigy and a genius Hunter. As result of Raven don't acting on her feelings until Summer died, Yang is the 15 years old plucky girl, where her sister is poise, Yang is the actual hearth of the teams, at not having to mature as fast as she did in canon, hell maybe she don't even care of Raven dissaparence if Ruby is her substitute mother, not as strong as canon Ruby, she's still one powerful hunter and a package deal for Ozpin, because Ruby wouldn't leave Yang alone, but she's trying to protect her sister.

>Jaune follows in his ancestors step training from infance in a much more militant Arc family, a prodigy huntsman is recognized as a hero for Vale, why? Because at 17 he's an acomplished hunter (given the fact that with only 1 year of training he almost equal the characters who have trained since childhood, well I'm extrapoling that) that has defeated or even maybe killed Adam Taurus in a raid of the White Fang, Jaune has all his canon goals, except he's not happy, his family a mere training ground instead of a loving family, he has a powerful aura and is a master swordsman but he can't get his Semblance (he hasn't found himself, he only does what people expect of him) his arc is complemented by two characters; Pyhrra the novice but very talented combatant who's trying to be more that people expect from her, she's escaping the destiny that says that she's the youngest daughter of a low class mistralian family. The other character is Blake Belladona, who leads the White Fang and has united with Cinder and Salem searching for revenge, while she started to have misgivings with Adam and the White Fang the death of her love? lover? has given her the last push, now she's a monster obsessed with revenge against Jaune, no one knows her face, so she was the first infiltrated in Beacon where her only chance in redemption is actually Yang (she's full Sasuke and Yang is her Naruto) at the same time knowing the warmt of camaraderie, of true friends and seeing that Jaune is not an actual racist asshole and is as lost as her start to give her misgivings again (it doesn't help that she actually learns to love the presence of Yang in her live and the girl developes a crush on Jaune, she don't want to hurt the girl)

Weiss, Nora and Ren are a little more difficult to pin down. I'm thinking of a boisterus Ren, wanted to make him obsessed with revenge against the Grimm, but well for that is Blake, a Nora who never met Ren and is basically a doll, or maybe even a Nora who was found by Cinder in the same way that Emerald and is completely loyal to her. With Weiss I'm thinking of either make her the older sister and a young Winter entering Beacon or going the Azula route with her, instead of rebellious a girl who always is trying to please her father, seemly perfect in every way but with a fragile mind after years of abuse and pain.

So... Thoughts?
 

AJ_Katon

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#18
MastaofBitches said:
AJ_Katon said:
No to both. JNR will hopefully go off to have their own adventures towards the end of this voi.
Not a fan of them?
No I love team JNR. I just want them to go do their own thing. After the lackluster Menagerie thing and how much padding is going on, I really want them to go do some chara development and other stuff.
 

MastaofBitches

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#19
AJ_Katon said:
MastaofBitches said:
AJ_Katon said:
No to both. JNR will hopefully go off to have their own adventures towards the end of this voi.
Not a fan of them?
No I love team JNR. I just want them to go do their own thing. After the lackluster Menagerie thing and how much padding is going on, I really want them to go do some chara development and other stuff.
Well, given that Team JNR aren't really getting much screen time this season, don't hold your breath.
 

Antimatter

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#20
Well now, no spoilers but man these last few episodes.

So pretty much every Raven or Jaune fic writer are heading to their word docs as we speak to incorporate all this new knowledge. Should make some fics really quite interesting.
 

Antimatter

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#21
Currently working on "The Noble Roses", my twist in the "RWBY with RPG/Game" elements genre.

I'm using Guildwars 2 as a basis, and trying to avoid the usual trap of 'MMO system that can do anything and provide endless deus ex's" to resolve every conflict. Mostly done with chapter 1, if anyone wants to beta let me know.
 

foesjoe

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#22
If been considering a RWBY idea lately. It's based on a very small initial change to canon, which could potentially lead to further and more far reaching changes down the line.

The change is this: Qrow is just a bit faster when he goes after Amber and arrives just in time to save her from having her maiden powers sucked out. He scares team CEM into retreating and takes Amber back to Beacon to recuperate and regroup.

Consequently, Cinder will be less powerful, the plans of Salem's group might not progress as they did in canon, with the attack on Beacon happening later or not at all, and Beacon would have a Maiden in residence which would obviously impact the attack by Cinder and the White Fang, if it does happen, in a major way. Pyrrha could survive.

It could even impact the cooperation between Cinder and the White Fang. IIRC, Adam at first told Cinder to fuck, but then she came back later with her maiden powers and burnt his camp, convincing him that cooperating with her was in his best interest.

It's such a small change that would affect basically the whole canon story and so far I haven't found any story that uses this. I think it could be quite interesting.
 
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