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Pros for QRWBY:

• Qrow has all the pros from his other match ups. Ability to turn into a bird, has both strength and speed, his bad luck semblance is cancelled by clover so it doesn’t affect them.

• Weiss has the most adaptable Semblance. She can increase the speed of her friends, use her glyphs to move through the environment, her summon acts as an independent ally. A sped up Blake or Yang is much more deadlier than they normally are.

• Blake is said to be the best 1 v 1 fighter and her Semblance aids in her evasive fighting style. Add into her Faunus traits giving her night vision and heightened hearing, she can fight in situations that humans find difficulty in.

• Ruby has long distance options because of her sniper rifle, and her speed can keep up with Harriet.

Pros for the Ace Ops

• They all are older and more experienced than RWBY, minus Qrow. Even Marrow, who’s the youngest and the least experienced of the group, still has more than rwby due to having graduated from Atlas. Qrow is equal to Clover and perhaps one other Ace Ops, but RWBY would still have to face against older and wiser opponents.

• Their Semblances are pretty rounded. Vine, Clover and Marrow seem to be more distance fighters with their weapons, and Vine’s stretchy hands likely being the few that could catch qrow in his bird form since it’s a wider area that can be stretched out. Clover’s good luck not only cancel outs Qrow’s, meaning that bad luck doesn’t affect them, but his is stated to bring good luck to him. Marrow’s can be used very effectively since he would not have to fight alone. He is able to slow down the others and have one of the others pick off whoever he froze.

• Most of them seem to be able to handle hits than RWBY. Weiss is a fragile speedster, and if she’s taken out first then RWBY loses their most valuable Semblance.

• Ignoring about Ep 12, they work better together with Clover. Ruby still refuses to listen to Qrow, we haven’t seen the girls working together in volumes with them always breaking in to their pairings. 

Verdict: Mixed. Leaning more towards the Ace Ops BUT the inclusion of Qrow gives RWBY a chance.

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- Speed. He’s one of the fastest fighters perfectly capable of keeping up with Qrow, and since both Qrow and Raven are evenly matched in speed, it’s fair to say Tyrian can keep up with Raven too. 
- Acrobatics. Not just in his fighting style, but in the way he can use his environment also. If he’s in a place with various levels, he can use them to gain any advantage he can, though it’s less useful in more open areas.  
- Semblance. His Semblance is a pretty useful one, as even his opponents’ Aura can’t protect them if he gets his hands on them. A downside, however, is that he needs to physically touch their body, as Clover managed to avoid getting his Aura spliced by blocking Tyrian’s hands with his weapon, which both Qrow and Raven wield.  
- Prehensile Tail. That thing is far more flexible than an actual scorpion tail should be but I’m not here to argue biology in a show with cat people. 
- Venom. Fast acting to boot, Qrow was almost on death’s door in just half a day. Add in combination that Tyrian can splice through Aura without breaking it first, he can slice and poison opponents at first chance he gets.
- Intelligence. Tyrian knows how to spot and pick at one’s weak points, emotionally crippling them. He managed to get right under the usually chill and cocky Mercury’s skin just by saying something over his abusive father. If he figures out Qrow or Raven’s weakpoints, he could deal some serious blows, but I think Raven has far more control over herself in battle compared to Qrow, who’s been pretty hurt over the loss in his life and the curse he believes he is. 


- Mediocre at Long Range. Besides his mounted wrist guns, Tyrian doesn’t have many options for long distance. From his fight with Qrow in V4, his guns don’t seem to have that much range in them, and he barely uses them after, preferring to get up close and personal. Given that Qrow and Raven have the ability to put distance between them and their opponents by turning into birds, this can be a problem for Tyrian. 
- Personality. Tyrian has a problem of taking a bit too much pleasure in the kill. Repeatedly over his fights, he tends to stop midway to pontificate or savour something before going for the final strike. This has already bitten him in the ass since his slow ways of taking Ruby out the fight allowed Qrow to reach the scene of the fight and save her, ultimately leaving Ruby fit enough to rejoin the fight and ultimately take Tyrian’s original tail. Raven and Qrow won’t let him have too many breaks in an all out fight. 



- Strength. Hazel’s one of the most physically strongest characters in the show, easily outweighing both Qrow and Raven. While Raven and Qrow are certainly faster and has greater agility, if Hazel managed to land a hit on them, it will hurt.
- Durability. It’s noted in the show that Hazel’s Aura regeneration is unlike anyone that the heroes had ever seen. Not only does this protect his body from damage, but it means that he can keep it running faster than Qrow or Raven can wear him down, unless they hit him with some serious force that might be possible with Raven’s Maiden Powers.  
- Semblance. Feeling no pain would normally not be so useful, and actively harmful in certain situations, but combined with Hazel’s unnatural Aura amount and regeneration rate, this actually works in his favour. Since a person can still feel the pain despite having Aura to protect from actual damage, they can reasonably be stunned from pain if hit hard enough, but Hazel doesn’t have that weakness. Downside is that he wouldn’t know when his body is straight up starting to give up until the effects become apparent.   
- Dust Use. Hazel uses dust outside of the typical bullets by injecting raw crystals into his arms, giving him augmented speed and strength, as well as the ability to use both fire and lightning as seen in his only fight in the show. The use of these projectiles give him the ability to go more long distance than he usually is able to, and has the side effects of burning and electrocuting Raven or Qrow if he manages to hit them.


- Speed. Besides the use of lightning dust, Hazel isn’t exactly a very speedy person. Realistically, he wouldn’t, given his large frame meaning he has to sacrifice speed for strength. When against Qrow and Raven, who are both very fast and athletic fighters, Hazel would have difficulty in hitting either of them, especially since the blows he managed to get on Qrow in Haven happened because Qrow also had to worry about protecting Oscar.  
- Lacking Without Dust. Ultimately, Dust is what turns Hazel from a extremely durable fighter to a serious threat. Take the Dust away or wait until he runs out of crystals, and he loses not only the long range options listed above, but his augmented speed that gives him more of a chance against fast fighters.
- Strategy. Really, Hazel doesn’t really show the initiative for strategy? Granted, we’ve only had one fight that he actively partakes in, but even then he just constantly charges and tries to hit his opponents. Unlike Tyrian, he doesn’t really try using cheap tricks or manipulation to gain an advantage, and when he manages to get any lucky shot, it’s more based on the characters acting outside his influence, e.g. him punching Qrow into space because he was trying to protect Oscar, who Hazel would’ve hit instead if Qrow hadn’t pushed the kid outta the way.



- Speed & Agility. Similar to Qrow, Raven is up there alongside Tyrian and way above Hazel, meaning that however fast Tyrian can zip around and use his surroundings to fight, Raven can match him. 
- Versatility. Raven has far more in her arsenal than Tyrian and Hazel. On top of her weapon, Semblance, magic in both the Maiden Powers and her bird form granted by Ozpin, she has shown impressive ability to use them all together during her fight with Qrow and Cinder.  
- Her Weapon. Raven’s sword has numerous blades that’re made from various types of Dust, giving her spares to wield in the event that the blade of her sword shatters. However, seen in her fight with Cinder, these blades seem more flimsy than other weapons and shatter way more often, and with Raven only having a finite amount of Dust blades, she runs the risk of running out and losing a valuable part of her arsenal and fighting style. 
- Semblance. Normally, Raven’s Semblance wouldn’t be that big of an advantage in a fight, since she can only teleport to those she has formed a bond with. Meaning that while she can escape the fight with Tyrian and Hazel, she’d have no means of returning once she’s gone due to no one being there. However, with the addition of Qrow on the battlefield, someone confirmed to have a bond with Raven and allow her to teleport to him, she can reasonably use her Semblance to teleport herself to Qrow, or Qrow to herself, meaning that separating them would be a difficult task to do.
- Maiden Powers. As the Spring Maiden, Raven has access to abilities that outclass normal people in the world of Remnant. She can fly, deflect bullets, have access to the elements, can create storms, and her powers are not connected to her Aura like a Semblance is, meaning that here’s no end to what she can do even if her Aura breaks. However, it’s still connected to Raven’s ability to fight, meaning that if she is too exhausted, there’s nothing she can do, similar to Amber and Cinder.
- Bird Form. Similar to her Maiden Powers, Raven’s ability to transform into a bird is not reliant on her Aura and has the same advantage of being a technically infinite ability that doesn’t impact on Raven. In use of fighting, her bird form gives her more agility to outmanoeuvre other opponents, especially larger and slower ones like Hazel, allowing her to move into more prime positions to strike back. 
- Intelligence. Similar to Tyrian, Raven is supposedly a clever and sneaky woman, capable of manipulating people into situations that end in her favour. While I don’t think she can easily manipulate Tyrian and Hazel like she did Cinder, her intelligence also means she isn’t as easily ruffled by Tyrian as other characters may be. 


- Big Ego. A problem with her complete faith in her cleverness and ability to survive. Raven thinks too highly of it, and it’s shown that this is her downfall with Raven refusing to acknowledge any problems in her plans, e.g. stealing a Relic from an immortal witch who would no doubt hunt Raven down and kill her for it. Since it appears that only Yang can get under Raven’s hardened layer and make her acknowledge her mistakes, with not even Qrow there, Raven is going to have a hard time accepting when she’s just not as smart as she thinks, especially against an equally smart and adaptive player in Tyrian.
- Fighting Style. While it’s more than her fighting style, Raven has a tendency to copy Yang in that she tries to fight harder rather than smarter. Since her arrogance in her strength and capabilities, along with having taken the Spring Maiden’s powers, Raven more often than not prefers brute shows of strength and magic as opposed to deflect and evasive tactics. She does take cheap shots, such as freezing Cinder’s feet and using her sword to stop her fall only to kick an approaching Cinder again, she does have a preference.   



- Versatile Weapon & Fighting. Qrow has one of the most combinations in his weapon compared to the more straight forward weapons in RWBY, similar to Blake’s Gambol Shroud. It can be a giant sword, a shotgun, or a scythe, and all of the various forms give Qrow a new set of pros and cons in his fighting, including range, speed and strength. On top of that, he’s shown to be quick on his feet and use whatever he has to fight, including punches, kicks and even any debris around to hit his opponents for him. Out of the fighters in this ask, this versatility outranks even Raven’s.  
- Speed. Similar to Raven, Qrow has the speed to keep up with Tyrian and run circles around Hazel.  
- Bird Form. All the pros and cons that are listed up in Raven’s category, save for that Qrow has actually been shown to use his bird form in fighting, while Raven has limited herself to using it for spying and retreating. 
- Semblance. Qrow’s Semblance is a double edged sword. While he can amp it up to affect his enemies and trip them up so that he has an opportunity to strike, it can also affect Raven. Since he also has no control over it aside from purposely increasing its influence, and is unable to turn it off, Qrow’s Semblance is both an advantage and disadvantage in a fight since he’s fighting with a partner rather than on his own. 
- Observant. Likely because of how his Semblance works, Qrow is shown to be far more observant than even Tyrian on the battlefield, looking for weaknesses in the surrounding environment to use to deal damage against his opponents.   
- Strength & Durability. Even with all his other strengths, Qrow has been shown to actually possess some considerable strength and durability, able to take numerous blows from not only Tyrian, but Hazel himself, without his Aura breaking and still being capable of fighting afterwards. His strength comes from wielding his heavy weapon; Harbinger, and is shown to punch and kick hard enough to send Tyrian, another fully grown man, several feet away from him.  


- Semblance. As noted above, since Raven is also on the battlefield with Qrow, his Semblance would affect her just as much as it would affect Tyrian and Hazel.  
- Weak Teamwork. Given that he prefers, or at least forces himself, to work alone because of his Semblance, Qrow doesn’t really have the ability to fight well alongside other people. Given that most of his fights are alone, or 1 v 1 in the situation that other people are fighting around him like the Battle at Haven. The few times he actively fights with partners is with Clover, and it could be argued that Clover’s own Semblance likely calmed Qrow down enough to fight without having worry about his Semblance affecting others. 
- Personal Blindness to Tyrian. Now, I’m not here to argue the validity of Qrow somehow managing to manipulate Qrow into teaming up against Clover, but Qrow has repeatedly shown that he has a grudge against Tyrian and that his grudge does affect his judgement. Given what happened in the show, it is feasible that his anger towards Tyrian would impact his abilities and focus.   

Verdict: Mixed. It makes sense how Tyrian and Hazel managed to kill most of Mistral’s Huntsmen, some implied to be Qrow’s friends and likely around his own age, so they would no doubt be a serious threat even to Raven and Qrow. However, the addition of Raven’s Maiden Powers tips the scale more in their favour.

Honestly? I think the Branwen twins would win, if by a scrape. 

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Battle of the Yangs.

V2 Yang:

  • Still pretty cocky and lets her anger get the better of her. Stiff in not only her fighting style but her tactics, as she just keeps pushing until she can’t.
  • Lost to better fighters like Neo, and has difficulties in people who fight with their legs.
  • Very wasteful in her movements. She throws punches from a mile away and adds unnecessary flair to her attacks, shown in her Taiyang Vs Yang matchup.

V7 Yang:

  • Gained new equipment in her sticky bombs that allow additional damage.
  • She hasn’t really learned anything? Her fights look pretty similar to her old ones, she keeps adding unnecessary spins and moves, and her anger is still a big problem even though she kept it under control with Adam last volume.
  • Doesn’t face against those who fight like Neo or Mercury so idk her progress with kick based fighters.

Verdict: V7 Yang. If it’s a battle of personalities, V2 Yang uwu

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Certainly a unique match up.


  • Decades of experience in fighting compared to Flynt.
  • Got his ass kicked by Oscar, a teenage boy with only a month or so of training.
  • His weapon is pretty useless. It’s a shield but has to be held horizontal so he could use it for offense, making it entirely useless as a shield.
  • He’s not exactly the bravest opponent in the roster.


  • His Semblance poses raw physical power that Yang had to use multiple blasts from Ember Celica to get through, on top of being powered by her own Semblance.
  • His weapon gives him long range options to hit Leo before he can aim his stupid shield.
  • Got beat by Yang, but is also just a student, and took out Weiss on his own. Even took a giezer to the face and still got up to fight.
  • Best boy.

Verdict: Flynt wins.

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Okay I’m finally answering this after three months, leave me alone.

Listen, even with the two on one advantage that Blake and Yang has on Tyrian, we already have canonical proof that, with Tyrian, that does not matter at all. Not only did he completely decimate RNJR, but it took three fully trained Huntsmen to take him down. Even when it was Qrow vs Clover vs Tyrian, he was still holding his own up until Qrow decided to team up with the literal crackhead.

On the topic of all their fighting abilities, all three have their strengths and weaknesses.

Yang: She can tank and dish out a lot of damage, and with her fighting style, she excels in close combat with some mid range options because of Ember Celica. On top of that, she possesses a lot of natural strength shown in her being able to carry giant speakers without any strain. 

However, Yang is a flashy and slow fighter. Not only are her punches easily telegraphed, but she has a habit of yelling in her fights just before she attacks, even if it’s an attack that her opponent does not know she’s about to use. Just look at her fight with Robyn. As well as that, she has no ground defense and rarely dodges, though the dodges that she does make are so obvious and telegraphed I’m surprised no one hits her while she’s spinning around like a dreidel. Also she still has a nasty habit of putting herself off balance whenever she fights. 

Blake: Incredibly fast and has a wide range of attacks due to the nature of her weapon and Semblance. With her clones, Blake is able to blitz through a target and redirect attacks that could hurt to her clones. She can easily fit into the front line or a support fighter because of this, and is shown to meld well with others and their fighting styles. Unlike Yang, Blake has shown a great control over her emotions when it comes to fighting, and she doesn’t make rash decisions in the heat of the moment.

However, and especially in these later volumes, Blake keeps resigning herself to a support role. In every fight, she is taped to fighting alongside Yang’s side, and when she is fighting on her own, it doesn’t go as well. If Tyrian breaks through the rhythm of the fight and disrupts Blake’s flow, she has difficulty in regaining the foothold and that can prove deadly when fighting with him.

Tyrian: Tyrian is one of the best fighters in RWBY, and it shows. His fighting style and speed can match with Qrow’s, proves too fast for other quick fighters like Ren and Ruby, and his acrobatic style mimics Neo’s, which would put a slow fighter like Yang on the back foot while being quick enough to keep up with Blake’s blitz moves. His weapons are small and perfect for him as they deal damage the moment he strikes, and with his Semblance, he is deadly when he comes in close, which is where Yang needs to be if she wants to use her own weapons and abilities. 

Despite that, Tyrian himself suffers from a pretty big flaw. He has the tendency to stop and savour any moment of victory, and gives in to dramatic prose way too often if he feels his opponents aren’t worth his complete attention, which is likely what he’d think Yang and Blake would be since they’re just “kids” to him. Though once they prove him wrong, Tyrian won’t make that same mistake again.

Given all these strengths and weaknesses, the fight would be very one sided. Blake and Yang’s teamwork now just consists of throwing Yang at the enemy and minimal actual teamwork, especially in their fight with Vine and Elm since most of that fight had Blake getting thrown around and Yang throwing punches. Tyrian has proven himself to be a very dangerous threat, he broke Qrow’s Aura, killed numerous Huntsmen, killed Clover and beat Team RNJR without a single hit on him, despite them outnumbering him four to one. 

Added into his stinger able to tank a fully powered hammer strike from an amped Nora, before it was amputated and he got a metal stinger instead, and the fact that his poison completely incapacitates a grown man in half a day, and his Semblance shredding Aura like it’s paper, Tyrian is more than capable of handling two college drop outs.

Verdict: Tyrian the crackhead wins. 

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