Volume 5, Chapter 9: A Perfect Storm

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 9: A Perfect Storm

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • Emiscary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Really hope I get to see Watts in action before the volume's over- tied with Tyrian for my favorite character in Salem's camp.

  • phoenixx95

    1 week ago

    "Qrow knows I have Spring" or is it that he knows the truth?

  • Blazcryst78 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Watts was right all along.  He did make some very good points, which cinder ignored completely.  Cinder just rushed along with this deal without a care because of her obession and grudge against Ruby (along with trying to make her suffer as much as possible) that she failed to consider the other matters of her plan.  I bet that the plan fails so badly at the end of the volume that Salem will blame Cinder for what happened and execute her for insubordination and incompetence.  

  • phoenixperson69

    1 week ago

    who else is watching this after watching episode 12 and after learning that (WARNING MASSIVE SPOILER AHEAD OF EPISODE 12, LOOK AT YOUR OWN RISK)raven was the spring maiden.

  • shllybdys FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Your nurse next door

    1 week ago

    I'm rewatching this after watching episode 12 just because

  • lightfire228

    2 weeks ago

    Holy cucumber! The voice actor for Vernal (The spring maiden) also voices Ginger from Dust: an Elysian Tail.


    Which is a really good indie metroidvania (it is a bit grindy, with combat being mostly the X button).  I've also heard it described as a "furry's wet dream," which is very accurate

  • nelly2099

    2 weeks ago

    What's Ravens secret that Cinder mentioned? 

  • Aquila95

    2 weeks ago

    Point blank. Frozen in place. And Blake decides to jump away and start a conversation with Sun and her Dad and defeating those 2 creepy monks when she could have killed them (or at least knocked them out) in about 2-3 seconds?

  • Fudgemint

    3 weeks ago

    Sun: "I won't let you down, sir!"


    Ghira: "Shut up."


    Sun: "You got it! I will shut my mouth! Because I know.... What we need right now. Is complete and utter silence! And so I will provide such things.... By making no noise.... Whatsoever!"

    • AlwaysConfused4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      It would have made the scene so much better if he actually said that!

    • SylestalPyre

      3 days ago

      Ghira: "... I am going to strangle yo-"


      Sun: "Say not another word, my companion! For I know... THAT THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DESTINY! I was born to be the quietest individual that has ever lived! And thus, I will silence myself! I shall quell my words! And you will hear not a thing from-" *cue seizure*

  • henrycool01

    3 weeks ago

    10:16 I wish that spear went threw Corsac's throat.

  • henrycool01

    3 weeks ago

    I wish Raven just tried to fight Cinder.

  • Kerisato

    4 weeks ago

    Not gonna lie, was expecting a bit more from Raven's confrontation with Cinder, Watts and Company. Even Spring revealing her powers felt unsatisfactory. Thankfully Raven's scheming made up for it.


    "We're the guys you should be afraid of." Is Mercury hoping to get a prosthetic arm to go with his legs?

    I enjoyed hearing Raven dismiss the group's efforts to intimidate her. Takes a spine to stare down Salem's own lieutenants (and the children who follow them). Interesting that Watts thinks Qrow is good enough to require careful consideration. Maybe Tyrian is stronger than I thought, but the two of them appeared closely matched in Season 4, disregarding Qrow having to take care with keeping RNJR out of it.


    "Once we take down Corsac and Fennec-"

    "No, go now!"

    I'm sorry, but in the time Blake and her father had that exchange they could have taken down Corsac and Fennec. Seriously, they were frozen in place. Oh well. Good set-up for the conclusion of this season (Can't believe there's barely 2-3 Chapters left).


    I just recently noticed this but have to ask if Blake's arc taking place at a different point in time? Because Mistral is North by Northwest of Menagerie, but not very far West. And though the White Fang fight is happening at night, it appears to be early afternoon in Mistral. What's up?

    • batk201

      3 weeks ago

      Yeah, it's in a different time, currently. Notice Cinder states "two days from now". I don't know if this was delayed by Raven's request or not. But in Menagerie, Bellapapa stated the full moon is "roughly 2 weeks from today". But yeah, it's definitely in a different time. They'll get back together soon tho. I know it!

  • localmaple

    4 weeks ago

    While I’m not a fan of it, this episode may be grounds for a new Ship. Raven and Cinder. Maybe we should call it after one of RWBY’s biggest fans: MurderOfBirds.

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      4 weeks ago

      What would you call it?  Roast bird?

    • batk201

      3 weeks ago

      To be fair, this ship isn't really new. They were shipped LONG before vol 5. As soon as Raven came onscreen, she didn't even have to be in the same location or shot or frame with her, you could hear... Out in the distance... The fandom screaming FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

  • AaronKTJ

    1 month ago

    It'd be a really cool twist if Raven decides to kill Vernal in order to take the maiden's power and keep it away from Salem as far as possible, because she can transform and make portals, saying "It's what's best for the tribe". After being taken in by Raven, it's natural Vernal's last thoughts would be of her too.

    • xXDeathSquadXx

      2 weeks ago

      That is bullshit, sorry. They are both exzellent fighters, Raven of course but Vernal who was trained by her, is also quite decent - even without her powers. Killing her would be retarded because the tribe would loose a good fighter just to boost the leaders powers. Also two fighters working together is worth more than just the sum of their powers - ever heard of synergy? Instead of two fighters, two auras, two semblances you would have one with some extra power. Totally worth it, I guess. xD


      Edit: Also Raven would need to learn first how to use her new powers, Vernal already learned that. Seriously, that would be the dumpest move ever.

    • generalgarchomp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      and then episode 12

  • soaringninja

    1 month ago

    What I don’t understand is that Amber could control lightning and weather as the fall maiden as well as fire but cinder only uses fire, and the weather would make cinder more op. And I don’t think it was Ambers semblance because it seemed too much for a semblance

    • fullmoonisout

      1 month ago

      i mean.. cinder only stole part of her powers, so that might be the reason why

  • Neutralite

    1 month ago

    "Vernal, do the windy thing"

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      4 weeks ago

      But we didn't have curry last night!

    • GammaEmerald

      3 weeks ago

      Timely reference a year ago at a minimum

  • rachpop FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    wait there was a fight scene?

  • HumanoidTypeGrimm

    1 month ago

    And another cool Picture. Please forgive me for spamming them. ;-)




    Well, Ruby has silver Eyes, s~ooo ... ... ^.^


    Ultra Instinct Ruby ;-)






    ultra_instinct_ruby_by_rouzille-dbtlxt6.

    • gol.d.law FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Lol everyone but vegeta

    • chrisxx

      2 weeks ago

      i think we all know it won't ever get development. It's been two entire seasons since they were revealed and we have no information at all beyond fan speculation.

  • godzylla

    1 month ago

    WOW, now i see why yang is such a firey person, her mom just burned ALL them in 30 seconds.

    "shut up!", "you got it" yeah, theres a classic.

  • HumanoidTypeGrimm

    1 month ago

    Enjoy your Reward for the Likes further below. ; )






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  • Kavemanbill FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I just realized something... Arthur Watts, Cinder Fall, Mercury Black, and Emerald Sustrai makes team A.C.M.E  ...good to know that their plans are going to go all Wiley Coyote over the next few episodes

    • wolfstrong

      1 month ago

      little did you know Arthur semblance is to make anvils rain from the sky and Mercury produces random explosives

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      4 weeks ago

      So Ruby's speed makes her the road runner?  Oh wow.

    • GammaEmerald

      3 weeks ago

      AAAAAH and with how Cinder is frothing at the mouth to get at Ruby it makes complete sense

  • laser1220

    1 month ago

    I really want to see a Yang v. Mercury rematch

  • Orangbo

    1 month ago

    If anyone's wondering the vernal equinox (the last syllable isn't stressed like it is in the episode) is the equinox that marks the beginning of spring. Speaking of a name "so appropriate she probably chose it herself"...

  • Voodoochill

    1 month ago

    In my opinion the weakest episode of the season by far, just when you're expecting some action, it's just talking in between. There's isn't any build up or dramatic cinematography happening to get anyone excited. I seriously miss the genius action sequences. This ain't Beacon anymore, things should be rougher, grittier in the real world. The opening sequence of "extracurricular" with Phyrra was more badass than Blake just turning to a corridor finding her friend ready to fight. 

    • skyflightz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Binge Watcher

      1 month ago

      It's supposed to build story for the next episode which I haven't seen when replying to your message, not every episode should be filled with action. Take it as you wish, but I like episodes like these.

    • Voodoochill

      1 month ago

      I didn't say the episode sucked but it was just weak. This is an animation where characters have weapons that turns into other weapons and you want an explanation to the plot through just talking?

  • Nintendoentersoft

    1 month ago

    It's impressive that in an episode featuring Cinder, the burn ward gets overfilled from the snark Raven and Watts throw at each other XD.

    Also nothing says breaking the ice with the stern dad of your crush quite like beating the crap out of baddies XD.

    • batk201

      3 weeks ago

      Get. Out. Of. My. House.....

  • hero_dreamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    ...Where’s the latest episode?

    • jaevwyn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Last few weeks been late

    • rman64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      There seems to be problem with network caching. Google search can find the correct path to the roosterteeth official release for you right on time.

  • gamerboy98

    1 month ago

    Ghira gon' die tonight.

  • kirillsasin

    1 month ago

    Why do you choose to make combat scenes so painfully slow-paced?

    • wolfstrong

      1 month ago

      cause its anime son and anime is long looks at all the old anime fights liike the first Naruto vs Sasuke fight take them like 5 episodes to get to the real fight lol, i say this all as a joke

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      4 weeks ago

      You think that's bad?  Try Dragonball Z.  They draw their fights over 3 or 4 30 minute episodes sometimes, and might even spend an entire half episode on the pre-fight posturing.

  • RubyRoseGranger0_

    1 month ago

    i have a feeling that Vernal feels bad for Yang and is sad that Raven is now gonna have to fight her own daughter for the tribes' sake.

  • Patchyclaw

    1 month ago

    How do i delete this comment?

    • HumanoidTypeGrimm

      1 month ago

      I like You x'D

    • Patchyclaw

      1 month ago

      What's sad is i'm not entirely joking, i made the comment, then tried to delete it but could only figure out how to edit it... So i just left it as that.

  • dawsontate

    1 month ago

    i hate Raven with a passion

    • HumanoidTypeGrimm

      1 month ago

      I can safely assume You are not the only Person who hates her passionately.



      Question is,

      do You believe she actually wants Crow dead? Or did she only say that to catch them a bit by Surprise, making them think they can more or less trust her? "IF" she would even be willing to betray her own Bloodrelatives. ;-)


      Raven is truly a nasty Person as it is, but i wonder how dark her true Nature really is.


      I also like it a bit, i must admit.

      The Fact that Raven is a " Wild Card ", who isn't automatically a Comrade for Yang, Ruby and Crow, "only" because she is related to them ;-)

  • TenLittleMen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Oh-hoho I really hope that Jauney boy gets a crack at Cinder some time soon. 

  • swaggrenox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I miss Monty's fight scenes :( 


    • EZ-E590 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Dude, I already linked to that video. Still badass, though. 

  • fb_925521790948217

    1 month ago

    I wonder if ravens power can work on animals so she literally could run forever with her tribe

  • Dommod1995

    1 month ago

    I really liked how Raven called out Cinder for her egomania and that the writers addressed Cinder's last name being 'fall', (this also begs the question of what was her original name?) 


    Nice to get some background information on Watts and it makes sense that he would be from Atlas due to his tech background.


    I wonder if Raven is really serious about killing Qrow or whether it was just a front to trick Salem's group; if she was being serious then it's kind of hypocritical that she would lecture Yang about family. Another thing that puzzles me is why is the tribe so important to Raven that she would kill her own family to protect it, I mean isn't a tribe supposed to be an extended family of sorts, what links Raven to the tribe so strongly.


    The short fight scene with Ghira I really liked, also the effect of the fire and wind swirling around each other was really cool. Ghira really needs to give Sun more credit, he just saved your daughter from being kidnapped, but I'm looking forward to their 'team up' next chapter(also looking forward to seeing Sun's 'gunchucks' again)


    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      Raven is a fuckin hypocrite. She comes to Crow only when she wants intel or help never to be a family she even went to Beacon only to learn how to kill. Also she is dead serious about killing him because she is only there for number one.

    • whiteflags99 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Just my opinion so far, but it's probably a ruse. Her real plan was in the tent.


      Raven is smarter than she lets on. It's hard for me to hate her that much since she just has her own priorities. I don't think that she strictly hates her family either. if she had her way they'd be fine because they'd be in the tribe of bandits. But they aren't. Mainly because Qrow got deprogrammed to bandit thinking in the huntsman school.

  • hajlakan

    1 month ago

    This show died with Monty

    • Mimic56

      1 month ago

      Did it take a hit?  I'd say so.  Dead?  Not even close.

    • hajlakan

      3 weeks ago

      Ok, maybe saying it died with Monty was going overboard, it's just that when i look at season 1-2 it just feels like a completely different show.


      Im still a fan of Rwby and cant wait for the next episode, but it just feels like it was Montys magic touch that really made the show what it is

  • Dommod1995

    1 month ago

    I'm terrified for what might happen to Sun and the Belladonna's!!!

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      Mom or Dad is marked for death I bet. You can't have a super hero without family loss!!!

  • SylestalPyre

    1 month ago

    "Shut up."

    "You got it."

    Sun, you failed.

    • Mad_Dog7

      1 month ago

      Sun, I am Disappoint.

  • poppythepuppy01

    1 month ago

    I love yang

  • poppythepuppy01

    1 month ago

    yang will always be my favorite no matter what 

    • Qween1234321

      1 month ago

       Yang is so annoying and so is Ruby my favorite is the depressing email just like me Blake

    • hajlakan

      1 month ago

      Depressing email?

    • GammaEmerald

      3 weeks ago

      Probably meant female

  • vasile123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Is it just me or Raven is a SAVAGE!

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      Naw, she is just a selfish brat that thinks she can do whatever she wants. That's not a savage that's a prick.

    • WonderRaptor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Raven IS savage, she is not A savage.

  • SirSorin

    1 month ago

    The Battle of Belladonna Manor is really taking its sweet time, innit?

    • TenLittleMen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      This whole mansion will explode in 5 minutes!

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      They must've just hired the left over space pirates because those guys are everywhere.

    • GammaEmerald

      3 weeks ago

      Space pirates?

  • DerpGecko

    1 month ago

    Man, I thought Cinder gave people bad burns, but Raven's sass goes far beyond the Fall Maiden's power.

  • agentwxxy

    1 month ago

    I'm positive Raven will end up betraying Saylem(hope that's how you spell her name) and join up with Qrow. I REALLLLY wanna see those 2 fight together!

    • luminedracone

      1 month ago

      Its Salem

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      No way. She is gonna betray everyone to save herself. She will try to kill Qrow (that's a given), she will hurt Ruby for getting in her way at Haven, she will offer Yang one last chance of a partnership (only because that's easier than fighting and not because she loves her daughter) but will ultimatly beat her up and leave her, then she will leave Vernal for dead after getting the relic and finally try to escape with it therefor breaking her deal with the Devil's wife.

    • GammaEmerald

      3 weeks ago

      How do you not know about the Salem witch trials? Serious question.

  • gormenghast1

    1 month ago

    What a boring Spring Maiden - do they not want us to become attached to her at all or something?


    Re: The soundtrack, it's not the music which is bad, it's just the melodies have no character.

    • lintupug

      1 month ago

      what is boring about Vernal? Why would she show all of her power at that moment? She needs to keep somethings secret.

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      No we go "Good evidence."

  • Belgian.Waffles

    1 month ago

    lmao that music at the end with ilia and blake makes it seems like they're having a lover's quarrel 

    • swedishpossum FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      well technically they kinda are. at least on ilia's side.

    • larshebster

      1 month ago

      that was kind odd to hear tbh didn't think it'd go there

  • emilyblack

    1 month ago

    Okay, can people please stop using 'Well they do it for Red vs Blue too' as their main defense for defending the string of bad cliffhangers of late?


    Just because a method of storytelling may work for one show it doesn't neccesarily mean it'll translate as well into another.

    • happy_potato FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Yeah but it's pretty much expected to be a thing Rooster Teeth does at this point.

      You can't really expect them to stop this late in the game after doing it all the time can you?

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      It's a common practice for shows to do that in order to insure viewers return to find out what happens next. They don't do this shit for free and need money, so don't act like your entitled to see their shows exactly how you want it.

  • xMotoX74 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    You know... Every time Sun speaks, all I can think about is Sting... Can Michael please be in every anime dub ever? Or can we at least see more Sun here or get more FT?????

    • digix

      1 month ago

      Well, the next season of Fairy Tail comes out next year.

  • linafox_fairytale

    1 month ago

    Raven protends she doesnt care if Yang dies but we all know she does.

    • -Shark_Face-

      1 month ago

      She doesn't. Raven is only out for number one cause she only cares for people that she has a use for.

  • Rebellion101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sunzo

    1 month ago

    I'm really trying to wait out until the finale of this season, because that's always where the awesome fights are, before I cast my judgement. But since last season, the fights have lost their intensity, awesome choreography and sheer 'over-the-top-ness' which lets be honest, is one of the reasons we love RWBY.
    I'm really really really hoping this season redeems that.

    • RomanNeoTorchwick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Well that' cause Monty was doing the fights 

    • Rebellion101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sunzo

      1 week ago

      No Shit sherlock.

    • Rebellion101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sunzo

      1 week ago

      So far, the fight with Weiss in 11 was getting really damned close. And I hope RT is taking steps to return a semblance of Monty's style. That or looking to hire someone similar...