Chapter 6: Fall
Here’s where it get’s even more serious, gang. John is still here, taking you through a play-by-play of RWBY Volume 3!
This episode focuses mainly on a discussion between Pyrrah and Ozpin, though Qrow, Glenda, and General Douchebag are involved as well. Ozpin starts off by asking Pyrrah about fairy tales. Since we recognize many of the characters as repurposed figures from fairy tales, ancient myths, and classic literature, we can draw some conclusions. Moving on, Pyrrah tells us the story of the Four Seasons, or the Four Maidens. Ozpin then reveals that the story is true.
Pyrrah is, naturally, sceptical, but Qrow and the others’ presence seems to convince her rather quickly. Despite this, she does seem rather hesitant and intimidated, which, of course she is, she’s still in school for fuck’s sake, why are they putting this kind of pressure on her? Through most of the first few scenes, we can see Pyrrah showcase a heretofore unseen hesitance in regards to facing a challenge.
After Pyrrah asks some pertinent questions, Glenda treats us to an explanation of the Maidens, and the way their powers work and transfer from person to person. After Qrow mentions that the current ‘Fall Lady’ was recently attacked, we can make some guesses as to where this is going.
My only question this whole time is: What the hell is General Asswipe doing here? This is, of course, just because I don’t like him. I know very well why he is there, but his actions up to this point should have strained his relationship with the others, especially Ozpin. Qrow gets it, of course, and I agree. The guy is a prick.
We then see Amber, the wounded and (possibly) dying Fall Lady. Right off the bat I had questions, but I had a feeling none of them would be answered in this episode. Questions like, what the hell happened to her face? How was someone with so much supposed power vanquished in this manner? I could go on, but I think we all know to wait until next episode to get our answers.
The plan is set, and Pyrrah is left with a choice. After being handed that choice and the short time frame to decide, how about we throw her back in the tournament? Luckily, Pyrrah isn’t chosen, it’s Mercury and Yang, though Cinder’s appearance does not bode well for this fight. I really enjoyed the fight itself, though it was one of the more rudimentary of the volume. What’s important is the end of the fight, after Yang defeats Mercury.
I mean, what the fuck?! I remember first watching this episode and losing my shit, juuuuust a little bit. Cinder obviously had something to do with it, so… I mean, we know what Yang thinks she saw, but what actually happened? Ugh...shit’s really starting to get real here. Prepare thyselves.