First episode of RWBY Volume 8 is out for FIRST members, if anyone’s still watching. I am, for what it’s worth.
Hoooooly shit, are we FINALLY getting some Cinder backstory? Scrubbing the floors is almost ICONIC to the “abused stepdaughter forced to do hard labor” part of the classic Cinderella tale.
Oh, it was a flashback. Also, since when does Neo know how to fly a plane?
The giant Grimm whale has landing bays! It’s literally a living, flying fortress.
Going to meet the bosslady. Come to think of it, has Neo even seen Salem before?
Um, EXCUSE ME, Cinder? You didn’t do diddly, Neo was the smooth customer who slipped the Relic away from Atlas!
Oh my Goooood, Mercury’s and Emerald’s new outfits!!!!!
Hazel got a new outfit too. And a haircut, apparently.
”Just because you are more valuable to me than a pawn, that does not make you a player.” Remember Cinder, Tyrian’s not too far off the mark when he refers to Salem as a “goddess”.
Atlas refugee encampment.
Oscar and…some Faunus? One’s got a fox tail, another has long claws like a bear or perhaps a mole?
Mantle in ruins, but not COMPLETELY destroyed. And the Happy Huntresses are still around, so that’s good.
Okay, plan of action. Get everyone to the crater where Atlas was lifted. Not the best, but it’s shelter from the unceasing cold, at least.
Time for some espionage. Get in, activate the terminal, launch the satellite, get out. Easy peasy, right? Ha. As if.
Oh shit. Is this the beginnings of Yang breaking off of RWBY?
Okay, phew. It’s just the old “divide and conquer”.
Oh shit, Ironwood’s calling Penny. This is gonna be awkward……
Don’t put that guilt on her, James. We’re all in this mess together.
The Ace-Ops. Or the remaining four members.
Clover’s dead, right? He LOOKS dead.
Ah jeez, did Ironwood get his other hand replaced by robotics as well?
Really, Ironwood? Really? Sure, that’s a sound and reasonable thing to do. Yes, go ahead and START KILLING THE OTHER SENATORS ON THE COUNCIL. THIS WON’T HAVE ANY SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS DOWN THE LINE, NO SIRREE!
Theme song time! Pretty badass. Not SUPER-dark, but not exactly hopeful and happy like the last few were.