Random thought I’d had, and have yet to see anyone address,
(maybe I just missed it, and it’s been stated before, but whatever).
Allow me to take you back in time, back to before we got canonical answers in the show. Back to Sun Wukong’s debut as a character in season 1.
Blake runs away from her teammates - the rest of Team RWBY- when she accidentally outs herself as a Faunus due to Weiss’ then prejudice towards the Faunus race. In her running away, Blake encounters Sun, who compliments her removing her bow that she’d been using to hide her Faunus ears. Time passes, and we the audience are told that Blake’s been gone for several days
(the lack of academic ramifications suggests it was the weekend, but I digress). And in that time, Team RWBY has been searching all over Vale for her after initially giving her time to come back on her own. But also, in that time she’d been in the company of Sun. And despite Blake’s initially brushing him off, she opens up about her time in the White Fang.
Now here’s what I got to thinking about:
- Sun didn’t abandon Blake once in the several days he spent with her.
- Blake decided to confide in him -at least a little- about her past.
- He’s the first one she’d told any of this to.
The first point can be explained as part of Sun’s earnest nature. He won’t abandon someone he feels needs support, even if it’s from him, a stranger. Also, Sun is canonically not the kind of person to aid a person in exchange for a reward. He simply does good deeds just to help people. Additionally his behavior proves he’s extremely patient with people who don’t want to be with him.
Blake’s choosing to stay with him, and perhaps opening up to him in the first place could be because he’s a Faunus too. He’s the only other Faunus that Blake knew in Vale -aside from Velvet. That aside, the majority of what she’d opened up to him about is related to Faunus history, the creation and management of the White Fang, and their struggle for equality with Humankind. This could be because Sun showed that he didn’t really know much of the White Fang other than the general opinion of them, and the basic Faunus history.
But here’s the kicker.
Out of all people to open up to about her history as a White Fang member, it was Sun. My earlier explanations cover most of the why’s but there’s one other thing.
She could have felt it was okay because she was planning on running from the growing bond between them.