RWBY Chapter 8: Players and Pieces | Rooster Teeth

RWBY Chapter 8: Players and Pieces | Rooster Teeth

♪ This will be the day we’ve waited for ♪ ♪ This will be the day we open up the door ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna hear your absolution ♪ ♪ Hope you’re ready for a revolution ♪ ♪ Welcome to a world of new solutions ♪ ♪ Welcome to a world of bloody evolution ♪ ♪ In time your heart will open minds ♪ ♪ A story will be told ♪ ♪ And victory is in a simple soul ♪♪♪ (Weiss) Ruby! (Weiss) I told you this was a terrible idea! (Ruby) We’re fine! (Ruby) Stop worrying! (Weiss) I am so far beyond worrying! (Ruby) In a good way?! (Weiss) In a bad way! (Weiss) In a very bad way! (Ruby) Well, why don’t we just jump?! (Weiss) What are you, insane?! (Weiss) Oh, you insufferable little-! (Yang) Blake, did you hear that? What should we d- (Ruby) Heads up! (Ruby) What was that? (Jaune) Ahem. (Jaune) Hey Ruby. (Blake) Did your sister just fall from the sky? (Yang) I- *Grimm growling, trees falling* (Nora) Yeehaw! (Nora) Aww. It’s broken. (Nora) Eeeew… (Ren) Nora? (Ren) Please… (Ren) …don’t ever do that again. (Nora) Ooooo… (Nora) ♪ I’m Queen of the castle ♪ (Nora) ♪ I’m Queen of the castle! ♪ (Ren) NORA!! (Nora) Hehehe, coming Ren! (Blake) Did that girl just ride in on an Ursa? (Yang) I- *Grimm growling, trees falling* (Pyrrha) Jaune! (Jaune) Pyrrha! (Ruby) Whoa! (Jaune) Ruby! (Yang) Ruby? (Ruby) Yang! (Nora) Nora! (Blake) Did she just run all the way here with a Deathstalker on her tail? (Yang) Grrrrr! (Yang) I can’t take it anymore! (Yang) Could everyone just chill out for two seconds (Yang) before something crazy happens again? *tick tick tick* *Ding!* (Ruby) Um…Yang? (Weiss) How could you leave me?! (Ruby) I said ‘jump’… (Blake) She’s gonna fall. (Ruby) She’ll be fine. (Ren) She’s falling. (Jaune) Just dropping in? (Jaune) Oh God… (Jaune) Noooo! (Weiss) My hero. (Jaune) My back… (Yang) Great! The gang’s all here! (Yang) Now we can die together! (Ruby) Not if I can help it! (Yang) Ruby, wait! (Ruby) D-Do-Don’t worry! Totally fine! (Yang) RUBY! (Yang) Ruby, get out of there! (Ruby) I’m trying! (Yang) RUBY! *Ice forming* (Weiss) You are so childish. (Ruby) Weiss? (Weiss) And dimwitted, and hyperactive. (Weiss) And don’t even get me started on your fighting style. (Weiss) And I suppose, I can be a bit… (Weiss) …difficult. (Weiss) But if we’re going to do this (Weiss) we’re going to have to do this together. (Weiss) So if you quit trying to show off (Weiss) I’ll be… (Weiss) nicer. (Ruby) I’m not trying to show off. (Ruby) I want you to know I can do this. (Weiss) You’re fine. (Ruby) *whispering* Normal knees… (Ruby) *gasp* Whoa! *Grimm growling* (Yang) So happy you’re okay! (Jaune) Guys, that thing’s circling back. (Jaune) What are we gonna do? (Weiss) Look, there’s no sense in dilly-dallying. (Weiss) Our objective is right in front of us. (Ruby) She’s right. (Ruby) Our mission is to grab an artifact (Ruby) and make it back to the cliffs. (Ruby) There’s no point in fighting these things. (Jaune) Run and live. (Jaune) That is an idea I can get behind. *Grimm growling, ice cracking* (Ren) Time we left. (Ruby) Right. (Ruby) Let’s go! (Blake) What is it? (Yang) Nothing… *Grimm screech* (Yang) Well that’s great! (Jaune) Oh, man, run! (Ren) Nora, distract it! (Pyrrha) Go, go! (Jaune) Man, we gotta get over there! (Jaune) They need help! (Nora) Let’s do this! (Jaune) Yeah, but, uh… (Jaune) I can’t make that jump. (Jaune) Whoa! (Jaune) Oh, wait! (Jaune) No, no, no, no! (Nora) Wheeee! (Nora) Ah, smash! (Blake) Ah! (Blake) It’s tougher than it looks! (Yang) Then let’s hit it with everything we’ve got! (Weiss) None of this is working! (Ruby) I have a plan! (Ruby) Cover me! (Jaune) We gotta move! (Nora) REN! (Jaune) Pyrrha! (Pyrrha) Done! (Jaune) Nora, nail it! (Nora) Head’s up! ♪ I couldn’t take it, couldn’t stand another minute ♪ ♪ Couldn’t bear another day without you in it ♪ ♪ All of the joy that I had known for all my life ♪ ♪ Was stripped away from me ♪ ♪ the minute that you died ♪ ♪ To have you in my life was all I ever wanted ♪ ♪ But now without you I’m a soul forever haunted ♪ ♪ Can’t help but feel that I had taken you for granted ♪ ♪ No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this ♪ (Yang) I! Hope! You’re! Hung-ry!
♪ No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this ♪ (Yang) I! Hope! You’re! Hung-ry!
♪ I wasn’t dreaming when they told me you were gone ♪ ♪ I was wide awake and feeling that they ♪ ♪ had to be wrong ♪ ♪ How could you leave me when you swore ♪ ♪ that you would stay ♪ ♪ Now I’m trapped inside a nightmare ♪ ♪ every single F’ing day ♪ ♪ It’s like a movie but there’s not a happy ending ♪ ♪ Every scene fades black and there’s no pretending ♪ ♪ This little fairy tale doesn’t seem to end well ♪ ♪ There’s no knight in shining armor that ♪ ♪ will wake me from this spell ♪ ♪ I know you didn’t plan this ♪ ♪ You tried to do what’s right ♪ ♪ But in the middle of this madness ♪ (Weiss) Of course you would come up with this idea.
♪ I’m the one ♪ (Ruby) Think you can make the shot?
♪ I’m the one ♪ ♪ I’m the one ♪ (Weiss) Hmph. Can I?
♪ I’m the one ♪ (Weiss) Hmph. Can I?
♪ you left to win this fight ♪ ♪ you left to win this fight ♪ (Ruby) …Can-
♪ you left to win this fight ♪ (Weiss) Of course I can!
♪ you left to win this fight ♪ ♪ you left to win this fight ♪ ♪ Red like roses fills my head with dreams ♪ ♪ and finds me ♪ ♪ Always closer ♪ ♪ To the emptiness and sadness ♪ ♪ that has come to take the place of you ♪ (Jaune) Wow. (Yang) Well. (Yang) That was a thing. (Ozpin) Russel Thrush. (Ozpin) Cardin Winchester. (Ozpin) Dove Bronzewing. (Ozpin) Sky Lark. (Ozpin) The four of you retrieved the black bishop pieces. (Ozpin) From this day forward, you will work together as… (Ozpin) Team CRDL [Cardinal] (Ozpin) Lead by… (Ozpin) Cardin Winchester. *clapping* (Ozpin) Jaune Arc. (Ozpin) Lie Ren. (Ozpin) Pyrrha Nikos. (Ozpin) Nora Valkyrie. (Ozpin) The four of you retrieved the white rook pieces. (Ozpin) From this day forward, you will work together as… (Ozpin) Team JNPR [Juniper] *clapping* (Ozpin) Lead by… (Ozpin) Jaune Arc! (Jaune) Huh? (Jaune) L-Lead by…? (Ozpin) Congratulations, young man. (Jaune) Whoa! Oof! *laughter* (Ozpin) And finally, (Ozpin) Blake Belladonna. (Ozpin) Ruby Rose. (Ozpin) Weiss Schnee. (Ozpin) And Yang Xiao Long. (Ozpin) The four of you retrieved the white knight pieces. (Ozpin) From this day forward, you will work together as… (Ozpin) Team RWBY [Ruby] (Ozpin) Lead by… (Ozpin) Ruby Rose. *clapping* (Yang) I’m so proud of you! (Ozpin) Looks like things are shaping up to be an… (Ozpin) interesting year. *radio chatter* (Torchwick) Open it. (Torchwick) We’re gonna need more men. ♪ Red like roses ♪ ♪ Fills my head with dreams and finds me ♪ ♪ Always closer ♪ ♪ To the emptiness and sadness that has come ♪ ♪ To take the place of you ♪

100 thoughts on “RWBY Chapter 8: Players and Pieces | Rooster Teeth

  1. RT really need to rewatch these and start trying to re-replicate these fight animation styles
    over the top, wacky, somewhat unrealistic but intensely explosive and awesomely choreographed battles that, instead of pauses to squeeze in random lines, moments in battles that you can fit lines in, like the "I hope your hungry" line from Yang.

    obviously it's easier said than done, and I'm not saying that RWBY is trash and I'm going to stop watching it, volume 6 saw major improvements in fighting animation with spoilers ahead Neo vs Cinder and Bumblebee vs Adam. those were brilliant fights but I common problem I tend to find with newer animations is that not only do RT want them to look really nice, they're making it slower.
    watch any fight from volumes 1 and 2, then from 4, 5 and 6. hopefully it's not just me that sees it, and if you increase the playback speed the fights seem a little more normal again.

    I think RT need to start saving their budget for graphics until larger cinematic shots and allow graphics to drop slightly when in battle to make it easier to do. I have very little issues with these graphics, though love the new stuff. hopefully other fans can appreciate it too.


    9:15 little did we know that that song was dedicated to Pyrrha….

  3. In the advent of volume 6, I can safely say this is more enjoyable. I prefer the insanely bad 3d running and unbearably stiff dialogue because the show is so much more honest and raw. Everything just shows the childlike fascination Monty had with his world. Of course, you've also got the super raw fights that don't waste any movement or have unnecessary "tension build moments." It's like dancing and fighting just came together and happened naturally; he animated these fights without doing choreography before hand to make them more authentic too, and that's something larger production is sooooo missing now.

    I can appreciate volume 6 and prior, but it's heart is so different from volume 1 and 2's heart that I can't really look at it as RWBY anymore. They're just two separate entities.

  4. heh. Just started watching this. Some of the combat and setting reminds me a bit of Magical Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS


    Egg timer ticks for 2 seconds

    Ruby: "Umm, Yang?"
    Yang: "…"

  6. Norra: I'm queen of the castle, I'm queen of the castle.
    Ren: NORRA!!!
    Norra: Comming Ren!

    Best relationship of all time

  7. yangs firing some sort of explosive slug, ruby has what i assume to be a 50cal sniper and weiss has dust projectiles…..and blake has a 9mm lol

  8. Ruby: "Can you make the shot"
    Weiss: "Can I"
    Ruby: " Can yo-"
    Weiss: "Of Course I Can"


  9. The scene with the Nevermore and Deathstalker fight feels like a video game level that I would have trouble with.

  10. God I miss old Rwby. I know I'm sounding like a troll now, but seriously it was so much better back then. Something special

  11. Just realised. Only Jaune and Wiess have weapons that dont act like a weapon in Halo. Ren has the SMGs. Blake has a pistol. Nora has a grenade launcher. Ruby has a sniper. Pyrrah has a DMR. And Yang has a shotgun.

  12. Unfortunately, as some have noticed, the file is semi-corrupted on the youtube servers. You can see it during the "NORA!!!" scene.

  13. I know im late but this is like… the best fight scene(Nevermore,deathstalker vs RWBY and JNPR) over the volumes like om shouldnt they have saved this for last??? Not criticizing but just saying

  14. They were flawless animating fight scenes, but the standing still and walking animations lacked, I'm looking orward to see how they improved over the years

  15. Nora sings:🎤I’m queen of the castle I’m queen of the castle🎤 but in chest that’s not even the queen it’s a different pieces 😐1:44

  16. Not gonna lie, it's thanks to getting this far in the volume that I got hooked onto the show and the music! 10:17

  17. Ok, some spoilers for season 4 ahead (so be warned)

    I noticed that team JNPR 's fight scene with the scorpion grimm kinda mirrors the RNJR (+ Qrow) fight scene with Tyrian. Hmmm 🤔🤔

  18. Only now that I rewatch this I realize that at 6:00 in the vid, ruby rose is running a little wonky (she slides)

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