Volume 5, Chapter 5: Necessary Sacrifice

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 5: Necessary Sacrifice

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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  • JaunWulf

    1 week ago

    If you look closely you can see the Buster/Zabuza's sword in the training room with Ruby and Oz

  • JaunWulf

    1 week ago

    I love how much they've fleshed out the world over the years. It really feels lived in

  • vlau909

    1 week ago

    omg blake's ears are animated and show how she's feeling at the moment

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

    1 week ago

    Hermigerd that fire animation on those candles is LEGIT. Love it! 


    Anyone else notice the hooded, scythe-wielding figure on the desk at 11:40? I highly doubt it is actually Ruby, but do we know what weapon her mom Summer used? (Though I'm still not sure why they'd have a figure of Summer, either, really...) Maybe it's the grimm reaper? 

  • ggLOL02

    2 weeks ago

    wow, i just got the "keep moving forward" reference #RIPMontyOum

    • Lelouch247

      2 weeks ago

      Was it something Monty said frequently?

    • ggLOL02

      2 weeks ago

      Indeed, it is one of his many quotes!

  • henrycool01

    2 weeks ago

    I like the music at the end of this one to.

  • deliala919 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold fuck

    1 month ago

    FIIIISH PEOPLE

  • Nekonicmyst

    1 month ago

    I love this series very much. However i feel the interaction between Ruby and Oscar felt forced in the beginning. While i don't like the shipping of Ruby and Oscar it still just felt strange. That is my opinion of course.Enjoyed how Blake viewed her friends very insightful 

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    1 month ago

    this was awesome.

    I wonder if the faunus and humans who hate each other, 


    ever think about how those who are half faunus and human feel, 


    as they belong to both worlds and yet they don't belong at the same time as 


    they would feel hated by both sides well except the ones who are more open and see them as people no matter what race they are.


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

    1 month ago

    Ha! Random Buster Sword in the rack circa 11:28!

  • Demonbutler2

    1 month ago

    *cough cough* hypnotism some one and just walk up and stab them

  • Kerisato

    1 month ago

    It's hard to believe it's already been 5 chapters. They've definitely changed the pace of RWBY to give things more time to build up. That said...


    Had a feeling the recruitment plan would backfire, just from Chapter 4; Illia's speech was more passionate.

    Blake's view of her teammates is sweet. Also, it explains why she liked being around them; she's very idealistic. With the rest of RWBY being personifications of what she wants to believe in, her crying to Sun (and her father) over how much she missed them definitely fits better. Weird, though, is her choice to label Adam with Spite. I thought he was more rage than anything. Even with Blake trying to explain him, it sounds like he's got a bone to pick over some actual grievance. Spite, as I understand it, parallels resentment, which often rises out of jealousy, itself produced by insecurity. But Adam doesn't seem insecure or resentful of humanity.

    So maybe Ruby's conversation with Oscar is an attempt by RT to clear up the air around Pyrrah's death; she knew she was going to lose. Hopefully this can put to rest the silly debate a few people have been trying to push: That she was a match for Cinder.


    Nice Monty nod there, too.


    Have to give props to the voice actors for Fennec and Corsac Albain (Mike McFarland & Derek Mears), they play off each other nicely with one sounding compassionate and personable, the other authoritive and irrefutable. Even how they stand differently, with one's hands pressed together as if contemplative, the other kept behind his back, as though decided. Just an example of when small touches did/do wonders for a scene/character.

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

    1 month ago

    Blake's so cute. I just love her earmotions.

    Man, that's some unpleasant development.

  • b9006

    1 month ago

    Does anyone care that Blake might get kidnapped by Adam, or I'm I just overreacting? 

    I give ppl permission to yell at me in the comments because I think I'm just freaking out way to much. I also loved that we got some crazy Adam in the episode! Thank you for dealing with my stupidity, and have a good viewing!

  • ThatGuyWynters

    1 month ago

    Did anyone else see SILVER in Ilia's EYES?!?!?!

  • animamike

    1 month ago

    When Ruby said Penny's line i just got hit by the feels like a brick.

    • someconch357 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      so did she lol

    • poppythepuppy01

      3 weeks ago

      I saw the silver eyes 

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

    1 month ago

    Wow, I only just noticed something very interesting about the chameleon girl.

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

      1 month ago

      Care to share?

    • Kerisato

      1 month ago

      I, too, noticed whatever it is you noticed.

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

      1 month ago

      Looks to me like she has silver eyes.

    • minphilia

      1 month ago

      I dunno man, I've been comparing Ilia's eyes to ruby's but I guess ruby have a lighter silver eyes. Ilia's looks darker than hers and somewhat gray looking to me. But that's a good theory though can't wait to see more of her character development and if she really has silver eyes  ruby

  • fb_1930515490522053

    1 month ago

    Anyone else having problems with the video bugging out and looping on random sections?

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

    1 month ago

    This episode was honestly really boring. Needs more fighting, the only big fighting scene was when Yang beat up all of those guys.

    • b9006

      1 month ago

      I guess it wasn't the most interesting episode, but we did learn some valuable information.

    • Jadennf13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Dude its a show, not all of it will be them fighting something, they need to explain more of whats going on, not how yangs fist reacts when it collides with a dudes face

  • theduckofwar

    2 months ago

    Corsac's voice has an odd...echoey effect. I wonder if the recording software did that. he sounds like he's speaking through a tupperware container.

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

    2 months ago

    ohhhhh shit.....hmmmmmmm. immediately got chocked up from the keep moving forward line....fucking hell. I can't even imagine.

  • ironlotus1997

    2 months ago

    When Oscar is ready he will be COMBAT READY!! (I have always wanted to say that)

  • Abarr159 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Kinda weird that some of the stalls in the marketplace are in the water. Even stranger that the woman in the long skirt is just standing in the water up to her waist. Just sayin, need to at least match the costume/clothing to the situation.

  • quietobserversiena

    2 months ago

    Ozpin ships Ruby and Oscar LOL! “She really is a remarkable woman, ISNT SHE OSCAR?”

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

      1 month ago

      Glad I'm not the only one!

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

      1 month ago

      One thing I just thought about though, Ozpin would essentially be a permanent third wheel.

  • AnthonyD1123

    2 months ago

    Hey Erin, can I get a link to that high-res painting?

  • qrows

    2 months ago

    Blake&Sun and Qrow plan the same thing 

    • RanshaSamant

      1 month ago

      XD And they all fail horribly. 

  • qrows

    2 months ago

    *SPOIL ALERT* 

  • _rwby_rose

    2 months ago

    HOLY SH*T WATER FAUNUS AND WINGED FAUNUS!! SO GLAD THAT'S CANNON NOW!!

  • Wheatbro101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    where is the next episode it should of been released 39 mins ago tf

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

      2 months ago

      It’s out just refresh the page

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

    2 months ago

    I’m just waiting for the next episode should be out soon :D

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

      2 months ago

      15 minutes ago i got an email saying a new episode is out but I still don’t see it. :(

  • qrows

    2 months ago

    Somebody know when it will come on youtube ?

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

      2 months ago

      Today

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

    2 months ago

    Ruby's speach about Phyra and Penny had me in tears! It got even worst when she said "Keep moving forward."

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

      2 months ago

      Ikr. Reminds me of that slow bit in the full version of “Let’s just live”

  • vettinaj

    2 months ago

    impatiently impatient thats what i am

  • qrows

    2 months ago

    I hope in this volume, Raven will talk about the past when she was in STRQ and the truth how Summer died like they were fighting Salem on a last mission. Remember that Hazel said that they already fight against silver eyed warriors. It will be a good thing to advance in this plot .

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

      2 months ago

      And then maybe because of Qrow’s semblance she injured herself and Salem got the upper hand and Summer died. Thus Raven losing her trust in her brother, losing her trust in Ozpin about how everything would be alright, losing her faith in humanity and Tai. Just a thought

    • qrows

      2 months ago

      it would explain why Qrow took Ruby under his wings because it was his fault and Ozpin is just a person who use anothers to achieve his goal

    • Avlis546 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Lol nope

  • WindowsRules

    2 months ago

    Beautifully animated as always

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

    2 months ago

    Uh could ozpin be that dude who gave the maidens their powers? Cause like, oscar grew up on a farm, and that’s how he was introduced. Idk, it’s a bit suspicious.

  • Dynamo_Tinit

    2 months ago

    "combat ready in no time" INSTANT TEARS!!!!! PEEEENNNNNYYYYY

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

    2 months ago

    I'm just waiting for ruby to learn wat her silver eyes can do already

    • Mad_Dog7

      2 months ago

      SILVER eyes.

  • iris_2312

    2 months ago

    I've been thinking....Adam kinda reminds me of Anakin Skywalker. It' definitely not a 100% similarity but that's who I think of when I consider Adam. I really hope we get his back story soon, I know there has to be more to him than all that anger and blood lust...but I could be wrong, if so that would be very disappointing because I feel like they could do so much with his character.

    • Nlansley10

      2 months ago

      My guess is that he was more complex in the past, but he went down a road that led to this spiteful personality.

  • spicygurlgwen

    2 months ago

    OMG AVIAN FAUNUS!!!

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

    2 months ago

    Ruby is a strong young woman, both in emotions and will, but it is nice to see Ruby mention Pyrrha and Penny by name in her dialogue with Oscar. As a leader: She has to lead her friends and comrades into battle. There is little time to open up on the battlefield about your emotions. But in the safety of their home in Mistral: Ruby can finally talk about the sadness, that has been building up in her since Volume 3's conclusion, with another person.


    It was nice to hear Blake talk about her sisters in arms. And the way she describes Ruby as "purity" may add some insight why Blake never spoke with Ruby one on one after their first night at Beacon. Perhaps Blake sees a bit of her younger self in Ruby, and simply does not want to jade her leader's world view of wanting to give everyone their happy ending.

    • divinitasx

      2 months ago

      In terms of Blake not seeking a conversation with Ruby I think similar. But maybe it wasn't as much her not wanting to jade Ruby's views but her realising that she most likely wouldn't be able to change her way of seeing things. Ruby is extremely positive and is a very forward thinking person and perhaps Blake just didn't want to deal with that at this time because she was still trying to come to terms with her leaving Adam behind while trying to figure out who she wants to be. And on that topic she could have also been overwhelmed by her open and honest personality, not entirely being able to identify with her in some way or other like she did with Weiss and Yang through similar hardships.

      Because it is easy to be angry at a certain party when you are only confronted with the negative side but Ruby is just that bright light and would have been a possible enemy for Blake if she would have followed Adam so mabe guilt was also involved a bit.

  • Blackhills

    2 months ago

    I've started watching Blake's ears when she talks. Good on the CRWBY for putting emotion into them instead of just having them pointing straight up the entire time

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

    2 months ago

    Adam is reaching levels of edge I didn't think possible!

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

      2 months ago

      Which is edgier?  Adam, or his sword?  By now I cannot tell

  • msween007

    2 months ago

    CAN EVERYONE JUST MEET UP ALREADY!! I don’t want it to be rushed, but. Come on we all know it’s gonna happen anyway.

  • JirotheCyborg

    2 months ago

    You just had to remind me about Penny, bring her back already..Please.

  • CrimsonBarbatos

    2 months ago

    God Adam is so uninteresting to me. He's just angry. All. The. Time. There's no intelligence from him, no character development when so much of it's happening with each of the other characters, and just... nothing. He's a angry man with a sword. (Shakes head)  All other real villains are ashamed to be in the same character group as him 


    EDIT: Fair enough. I think RWBY has enough interesting characters to show that they know how to write interesting people. Intentional one-sided characters is something I haven't heard of too much and is unique in its own right

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

      2 months ago

      Thank you! He is easily one of the worst characters in the show in terms of character and acting. Yet for some reason whenever I bring the topic up I cause a shit storm.

    • starkiller762 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I think that’s the point. He’s so one dimensional that he has no other side. He represents what the white fang is becoming. Just like Blake said, he is spite. There’s no rationality, no thought, just unfounded spite.

    • divinitasx

      2 months ago

      I disagree after this episode. I think his holo-message showed that he isn't "just" that one dimensional character but it is rather a trait he took upon himself to reach his goal and lost himself in. Going by his gestures Blake did leave a dent in his mind, also with his mentioning of grief and the fact that he doesn't just want her killed but caught alive and brought before him.
      I just really hope we get a glimpse in his backstory, maybe during an end battle thing against Blake.

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

      2 months ago

      I think it's intentional.. it leaves room for a twist if people think they have him figured out.

    • Omegafire18

      2 months ago

      Pretty sure that's the point imo. He used to legitimately believe what he preached, but now his spite has consumed him, and he's the ultimate example of what the WF is becoming, and why it's terrible

      ^He doesn't need to be a fully fleshed-out, or even interesting, character to make that point.

  • zerix26

    2 months ago

    Wait! There are Aquatic Faunus? And WINGED Faunus?!? This is a shock! Also, so help me, if they kill off Sun, I'm gonna' lose it! 

    • cybertronguy98

      2 months ago

      Sun wont die anytime soon, Ghira and Kali though im worried about. the ONE good set of parents we have in this show they can't just kill them. 

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

      2 months ago

      @cybertronguy98

      I think Ghira is in the most trouble here. He is the symbol of the people and the spokesperson. He is one of the key members of the White Fang.


      Because of that he is in more trouble than Blake, Kali and Sun are. He is not a fighter or a trained hunter. He is middle aged leaning towards old. He is lovable and wise and holds influence and power but only in the peaceful sense and of respect. Blake is a huntress, she can fight her own battles as can Sun. Kali still has space like the two youngsters to grow in personality and character development. Ghira is already a fullyfunctional character of his own - i think he is in the most trouble. Blake and Sun and her mother will try their best to fend off Ilia and other assassins that attempt to kill Ghira. But i feel that when all is quiet and Ghira says loving and kind words with purpose and adoration to his wife and daughter and maybe even acknowledged his likeness for Sun and the bond (whatever that may between him and blake) then i feel that time will slow down and he will die to a short quick action. Similar to when Qrow was injected with poison but this time the consequences will be so much more dire. Because lof Ghira’s death blake will find that motivation to chalenge the White Fang’s new leader and take it back for herself along with Sun and Kali will do everything in her power to thoroughly support her daughter unti the endmaybe she will die later down the line too but not in the assassination part but maybe at a another attempt on Blake’s or Sun’s Life


      I feel like this Season is mainly focusing on the Yang and Blake’s aspect of the character arc. Meanwhile Volume 4 mainly focused on Weiss and Ruby’s.

  • rasenshot

    2 months ago

    Eyy mah boi Nick Landis aka Lanipator from TFS got a role here. That's nice.

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

    2 months ago

    Ilya has silver eyes.

    • bigfatcarp93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Your cheese. Give it.

      2 months ago

      No. Weird lighting. Her eyes are greyish blue.