Height Argument (RWBY AU Snippet)
“What do you mean you’re going to be taller than me?” Weiss growled.
Ruby shrugged. “Well, we’re pretty much the same size already, and I’m two years younger. Plus...” She pointed at Petal Burst. “Yeah.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Weiss asked.
“It’s well known that humanoid Semblances tend to take after their bearers. Most of them actually look very similar to what their bearers will look like in the future.” Ruby grinned. “And Petal Burst is taller than Glyph.”
The aforementioned Semblance stopped lazing about and sat up. “She is not taller than...” Glyph paused. Now that she thought about it, Petal Burst was indeed significantly taller than her.
“That doesn’t mean anything,” Weiss shot back. “Yang’s Semblance is a dragon. Does that mean she’s going to grow up into a dragon?”
“That’s why I specifically mentioned humanoid Semblances.” Ruby smirked. “Just look at Professor Farron and Saviour.”
Weiss twitched. The resemblance between Professor Farron and Saviour was utterly uncanny. Admittedly, the professor did look a tad older, but if someone took the professor from her later twenties and put her next to Saviour, it would have been all but impossible to tell them apart. “That... that doesn’t mean anything.”
“And look at Professor Villiers’s Sovereign Fist. When he’s not being all giant and stuff, Sovereign Fist is pretty much an exact match for the professor.”
Weiss’s eyes narrowed. “There are exceptions to every rule.”
Ruby snickered. “We’ll see.”
Much to Weiss and Glyph’s eventually consternation, Ruby was right.
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Yes, Glyph (and Weiss) are the shortest members of Team RWBY. The largest would be Burn. When Yang activates Supernova, Burn has been known to grow to colossal Grimm size and beyond.
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Petal Burst questions
We learned some stuff about Ruby’s semblance in this ep. But now I have QUESTIONS.
If mass no longer matters when she transports stuff, then WHAT are the limits of what she can transport?
Can she only transport living things? We’ve seen her transport Penny multiple times now and Penny is made of metal. Though she is very clearly ALIVE and has an aura. So, maybe her semblance is limited to things with an aura?
But if not, then could she transport say Amity tower? Or Atlas? Not saying that will happen necessarily. Just thinking.
OR could she potentially use that to save like everyone (more or less) in the crater simultaneously if Atlas falls?
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I will never get the whole “How are the RWBY characters surprised by magic when they have Semblances” gripe. If you’ve got a world where the specific physical laws are set aside for them, things like Semblance and Aura are as magical as magnets or colored flames. It looks like magic to us because it fits our personal definition of magic, but to people in universe it’s as mundane as gravity.
I mean, right now I am speaking to you inside your own head by marking runes made of light, which you unlocked by converting your own runes into an energy pulse into a pool of knowledge. Whoo, magic!
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Ruby Rose gains...?
Here’s a wild guess. When Ruby’s Semblance evolves, it’ll be to give her projectile capabilities. Why? Well, here’s a lyric sample from “The Triumph”;
Yeah, I’m a girl, but I’m also a gun!
Part of Ruby’s character development is not to be so dependent on her Crescent Rose. What if this is the next logical step...?
I’m hoping for shooting rose petal bullets.
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