RWBY Episode 5+6+7 Review: Want to see my aura snake?// Submitted @ 2:43 PM on 08.30.2013
[Note: As always there is a nickname guide at the bottom of this post so you can keep track of what I'm calling everyone.]
Yes After all this time I decided to straight up do three episodes of RWBY at once which is beyond my initial announcement of two I know but really the issue with these episodes feeling more like scenes that are being released in small bits grows and it becomes harder to write up a full blog post of information based on that.
In fact this episode is probably one of the worst offenders in that instance but it has redeeming qualities.
So the basics for this episode is that everyone falls from being thrown of the cliff by the Oz the WWoW, who may have worked for the Mishima Zaibatsu seeing what is teaching strategy is like, and then Ruby runs into Chazz.
There are little things I enjoyed in the scene of the fall though. Our new friend the Revolver Sloth from last episode shows off his dual bladed pistols, Ruby becomes murderer of birds, Sir rocket jumps, and Pyrrha in the style of a sixth ranger can transform her melee weapon into a rifle. Finally when Ruby has a little run down of who she can pair up with the thought bubble is down in the style of the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures which did make me smile a bit.
Also we see our first look at the enemies in episode at the end. They keep the wolves from the Red trailer but now they have bone like armor and spikes. It is interesting and yes I know that they are in every trailer but I'm trying to base it off of just when things show up in episode.
So over all and ok episode so onto number six.
First a quick summary of Sir's scene in this episode.....
(Also I see what you did having her fight big boney bad news bears. Oh also she has a twitter apparently https://twitter.com/RT_YangXiaoLong )
So beyond that the beginning of this episode is a good bit of character dynamics between Chazz and Ruby. We get to see that Chazz is too reserved while Ruby is overly reckless and as such this causes a clash that makes them ineffective in fights. Also Ruby almost causes a forest to burn down and appears to hate trees in general. As such I dub thee Ruby Destroyer of Nature. Still it has some character beats and gives something to look for when future episodes start to develop them.
Thought majority of this is Pyrrha telling Juane about aura which really is just the basic energy field/ki/chi/bioelectric field/flavor of the week. Though instead of it just being long strings of words we get to watch Revolver Sloth fight two giant snakes. Sure unsure of why giant snakes but I stopped caring when he stabbed on in the eye with its own fang and made the things fucking head explode. Seriously that is what I came into this show wanting to see right there.
Anyways at the end we learn Juane has a great access to aura after Pyrrha touches him to bring out his great essence to the surface by temporarily joining her own...
Though over all good episode let's move onto the last one.
Well another short one at hand.
So not much happens. We see Sir and Blake actually get along. Ruby and Chazz argue. The other two aren't seen. McWitchanimetits disapproves of the team ups. Then finally Juane and Pyyrah find a giant scorpion. Not much but there is promise of a boss fight next time so that is something.
So yeah so far despite complaints the series is improving and I can't wait to talk about the next episodes with you all.
Ruby: Destroyer of Nature
Weiss Schnee= Chazz
Jaune= [s]DLI #3856 [/s]
Glynda Goodwitch: McWitchanimetits
Oz: Wonderful Wizard of Washington
Nora: Hyperactive Ear Lashing Lady
Lie Ren: Revolver Sloth
Extras: Anti Spiral Clone Army (ASCA)