"Black" Trailer

Don't be so dramatic...
—Blake, to Adam Taurus
What about the crew members?
—Blake, to Adam
Are you sure?
—Blake, to Adam as the latter tells her to buy him time
—Blake, as she abandons Adam

Volume 1

The Shining Beacon

Weiss Schnee, heiress to the Schnee Dust Company: one of the largest producers of energy propellant in the world... The same company infamous for its controversial labor forces and questionable business partners.
—Blake, explaining to Ruby Rose who Weiss Schnee is and her future company

The Shining Beacon, Pt.2

Aren't you that girl that exploded?
—Blake, to Ruby
Yes - it's lovely! Almost as lovely as this book... That I will continue to read... As soon as you leave...
—Blake, failing to get Ruby and Yang Xiao Long to let her read her book in peace
Unfortunately, the real world isn't the same as a fairy tale.
—Blake, commenting on Ruby's optimism

Players and Pieces

Did your sister just fall from the sky?
—Blake, talking to Yang about Ruby
Did that girl just ride in on an Ursa?
—Blake, after seeing Nora Valkyrie
Did she just run all the way here with a Death Stalker on her tail?
—Blake, after seeing Pyrrha Nikos
It's tougher than it looks!
—Blake, about the Nevermore

The Badge and The Burden

(lifting her suitcase) We still have to unpack. (the suitcase opens, spilling its contents) Aaaand clean.
—Blake, explaining Team RWBY's first mission to Weiss
It does seem efficient.
—Blake, on Ruby's idea of bunk beds
—Blake, with Yang

The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2

Fight well!
—Blake cheering on Weiss


He's not the only one.
—Blake, commenting on Cardin Winchester

Jaunedice, Pt.2

Perhaps, if he'd paid attention in class, he wouldn't have been remembered as such a failure.
—Blake, remarking on General Lagune's failure to Cardin

The Stray

The White Fang is hardly a bunch of psychopaths. They're a collection of misguided Faunus.
—Blake, defending the Faunus
Stop calling him a rapscallion! Stop calling him a degenerate! He's a person!
—Blake, defending Sun Wukong
There's no such thing as pure evil! Why do you think they hate Humanity so much? It's because of people like Cardin - people like YOU - that force the White Fang to take such drastic measures!
—Blake, defending the White Fang
Well maybe we were just tired of being pushed around!
—Blake, accidentally revealing her Faunus identity
So... you want to know more about me.
—Blake, to Sun

Black and White

We were being treated like equals, but not out of respect. Out of fear. So, I left. I decided I no longer wanted to use my skills to aid in their violence. Instead, I would dedicate my life to becoming a Huntress. So here I am, a criminal hiding in plain view, all with the help of a little, black bow.
—Blake, telling Sun why she left the White Fang
No, I think deep down I knew. I just didn't want to be right.
—Blake, on her suspicion on the White Fang's activities
Brothers of the White Fang! Why are you aiding this scum?
—Blake, to the White Fang with Roman
Weiss, I want you to know that I'm no longer associated with the White Fang. Back when I was with the-
—Blake, explaining herself to Weiss

Volume 2

Welcome to Beacon

I was raised outside the kingdoms. If you can't fight, you can't survive.
—Blake, to Ozpin on her upbringings
With all due respect, you need to start taking some larger strides. Until then, I'd rather avoid any unnecessary attention. I want people to see me for who I am, not what I am.
—Blake, to Ozpin on keeping her identity a secret
And we may never be ready! Our enemies aren't just going to sit around and wait for graduation day. They're out there, somewhere, planning their next move, and none of us know what it is, but it's coming! Whether we're ready or not!
—Blake, to Team RWBY regarding the White Fang

A Minor Hiccup

The White Fang has regular faction meetings to hand out orders and recruit new members. If I can get in, I can hopefully find out what they're planning.
—Blake, on infiltrating the White Fang

Painting the Town...

The masks are a symbol. Humanity wanted to make monsters out of us, so we chose to don the faces of monsters.
—Blake, explaining the White Fang mask to Sun


I don't have time for a stupid dance. I thought YOU of all people would get that.
—Blake, rejecting Sun's invitation to the dance

Burning the Candle

You don't understand! I'm the only one who can do this!
—Blake, to Yang
I knew you'd look better in a tie.
—Blake, to Sun

Field Trip

Please keep it away from my belongings.
—Blake, towards Zwei

Search and Destroy

There's too much wrong in this world to just stand by and do nothing. Inequality, corruption... Someone has to stop it.
—Blake, to Bartholomew Oobleck on why she wants to become a Huntress

Mountain Glenn

When I leave the Academy, what will I... how can I undo so many years of hate?
—Blake, regarding her future
I was born with the ability to leave behind a shadow of myself - an empty copy that takes the hit while I run away!
—Blake, to Yang

Volume 3

Round One

But she could!
—Blake, when Yang politely tries to decline Pyrrha's offer to pay for their meal
Let's see. Grimm invasions, violent extremists, a destructive sociopath...
—Blake summarises the events of the previous two semesters

New Challengers...

Neptune's... afraid of the water.
—Blake, on why Neptune is in shock before the battle
Emphasis on dork.
—Blake, referring to Sun


I want to believe you...
—Blake, when Yang asks her if she believes her
I had someone very dear to me change. It wasn't in an instant, it was gradual - little choices that began to pile up. He told me not to worry. At first, they were accidents, then it was self-defense. Before long, even I began to think he was right. This is all just... very familiar. But you're not him. And you've never done anything like this before. So... I want to trust you. I will trust you. But first, I need you to look me in the eyes and tell me that he attacked you. I need you to promise me that you regret having to do what you did.
—Blake explains her reasoning for doubting Yang

Heroes and Monsters

I'm not running.
—Blake, to Adam
I never wanted this! I wanted equality! I wanted peace!
—Blake, to Adam

End of the Beginning

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
—Blake, to Yang

Volume 4

Of Runaways and Stowaways

Won't be needing this.
—Blake, as she drops her bow into the ocean
Ugh. Just shut up and fight.
—Blake, responding to Sun's flirting mid-battle
Have you been following me?!
—Blake, to Sun


That's not the point, Sun! We asked to be equal, to be treated just like everyone else! Instead, we were given an island and told to make do. So we did the best we could. We came together and we made a home where any Faunus could feel welcome. But this island, this town, will always be a reminder that we're still not equal. That we're still second-class citizens.
—Blake talks about Menagerie to Sun
Who says I'm done fighting?
—Blake, to the Albain brothers

A Much Needed Talk

I should have left the White Fang with you and Mom. I should've listened to you, and I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.
—Blake, to Ghira Belladonna
I told you, I'm not here to fight the White Fang, I'm not here to fight anyone. I'm here to rest, to figure things out, and to see my family.
—Blake, to Sun, about her reasons for being in Menagerie

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

No, no, no, not again, please! Help! Somebody! Hold on, Sun, just hold on.
—Blake, after Sun is wounded

Taking Control

Shut up! Do you think I like being alone? Every day... every day I think about them! Ruby, Weiss, Yang... they were my friends! I loved them like I never thought I could love anybody. And I hope they hate me for leaving.
—Blake's reason for leaving her friends behind, to Sun
Everyone thinks they can help me, but they can't. You saw Ilia last night and she's not even the worst! No. No more. They're better off without me. I made my choices and I'll deal with the consequences because they belong to me.
—Blake, to Sun
We're not going to destroy the White Fang. We're going to take it back.
—Blake, to Sun and her parents

Volume 5

Welcome to Haven

You're going to have to make me.
—Blake rejecting Ilia's advice to flee Menagerie

Necessary Sacrifice

Whatever happens at Haven is going to affect them whether they like it or not. If Adam gets his way and Haven falls, it's only going to make things worse for the Faunus. Everywhere.
—Blake on the consequences of Adam's impending assault
At first I thought Adam was "justice", then I thought he was "passion". But over time, I realized I was wrong. He wasn't any of those things. He was "spite". Not "hatred", not "rage", "spite". He won't accept equality, only suffering for what he feels the world did to him, and his way of thinking is dangerously contagious.
—Blake on seeing the truth about Adam
It's about time I saved my friends for once.
—Blake, vowing to save Ilia

Alone Together

Ilia, I know you're scared, but you don't have to be. My family and I, we can keep you safe.
—Blake, to Ilia
Because we're trying to protect people?! In what world do you live in where attacking the innocent is the right thing to do?!
—Blake, to Ilia

True Colors

Humans didn't do this. We did this. Faunus. We did this to ourselves. We're just as capable of hate and violence as the humans but I don't think any of us would jump at the chance to point that out. So why are we letting Adam do it for us? By doing nothing and staying silent, we let others speak and act in our place. And if we're not proud of the choices they make, then we have no one to blame but ourselves.

This is the message Adam Taurus will bring to the world if no one stops him. But we can stop him! You have to understand that all of you are looking for simple answers to a very complicated problem, and I can't give that to you. I don't know how to make hate go away, I don't. But I know that this kind of violence is not the solution.

I understand that to ask you to leave your homes and protect Haven Academy is asking you to put your lives at risk, but that's what's at stake. So I'm going, and I'll stand by myself if I have to.
—Blake, giving a speech to the Faunus of Menagerie


This isn't what's right for the Faunus! Stop what you're doing and we can end this peacefully.
—Blake, to Adam

Haven's Fate

I'm here for Haven, not you.
—Blake, to Adam
You can try and make me regret coming here, Adam, but honestly... I've got more important things to deal with.
—Blake, to Adam

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

Better and better.
—Blake's character taunt
They never saw it coming.
—Blake after using her finishing move
Did I look like I needed help?
—Blake after performing a Team Attack

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Character Introduction

What a troublesome bunch. Fine... I'll lend you a hand. If you're looking for someone to pass the time, could you look somewhere else? We carry heavier burdens than you do... I'll never let you capture me. I'm a member of Team RWBY, I can't afford to disappoint.
—Blake's character introduction

Battle Quotes

I'll end this! So long!
—Blake's Astral Finish dialogue
Have you learned your lesson yet?
—Blake's victory dialogue

Pre-Battle Interactions

Sure. I just have to follow along, right?
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Ragna the Bloodedge
I don't take orders from you. I'll do what I want.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Jin Kisaragi
I'm not turning my back to you.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Hazama
No, I just want to finish reading my book.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Jubei
I don't fight for the sake of violence.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Hyde Kido
You can have your fun. Just don't get in my way.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Gordeau
You're not so childish as to confuse power for justice, are you?
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Orie Ballardiae
Well, it's not boring. Even if we know we will win.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Ruby Rose
...And sting like a bee, right?
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Weiss Schnee
Our opponents don't look easy, Yang.
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if she gets paired with Yang Xiao Long
Team RWBY is back!
—Blake's Pre-Battle interaction, if all of Team RWBY is present

Victory Interactions

Says you. You don't know what I had to go through.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Ragna the Bloodedge
This is the part where you're supposed to thank me.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Jin Kisaragi
You rely too much on your sight. Use all five senses.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Hazama
Now I can get back to reading.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Jubei
Maybe from your perspective.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Hyde Kido
That's one way to pass the time.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Gordeau
Let me stop you at there. The battle is done.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired Orie Ballardiae
Plan? I don't hear about any plan.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired Ruby Rose
You're acting like it was easy.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired Weiss Schnee
I'll never let you defeat me.
—Blake's victory interaction, if she gets paired with Yang Xiao Long

Victory Screen Interactions

Geez... You're charging in head-first without even thinking. You could at least pay a LITTLE attention to your partner.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Ragna the Bloodedge
Don't worry about me... I'm used to fighting with people who use iaido.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Jin Kisaragi
I'm honored. But I'd watch my back, if I were you.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Hazama
I get it, I get it... Please, just let me read in peace...
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Jubei
It's just constant fighting, both here and at home... I just want a little rest.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Hyde Kido
You're all over the place... I can't even keep track of who the enemy is.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Gordeau
Light, huh... Then I must be the shadow that light casts. Fine then. I'll fight for the future I believe in.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Orie Ballardiae
I'm a member of Team RWBY, I can't afford to disappoint. For my teammates' sake and my own.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Ruby Rose
That went pretty well. But I guess it always does for the Ice Queen.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Weiss Schnee
But don't feel down about it. A little experience will go a long way to making you stronger. No one is born strong, human or Faunus.
—Blake's victory screen interaction, if she gets paired with Yang Xiao Long


Chapter 1

So the company's business relies on something they don't understand.
—Blake, in response to Weiss talking about Dust's unknown origins

About Blake

The entire time Blake was at Beacon, she was afraid to open up to people. She tried to keep her past separated from us. She tried to protect us. Eventually, those walls she put up came down. And the moment they did, the one thing she was afraid of actually happened. The universe proved her right.
—Weiss to Yang, about Blake in "Alone Together"
Because I run away too much.
—Blake to Ilia, on why she did not leave Menagerie in "True Colors"
She's learned a lesson that evaded me until I was much older - that there is strength in forgiveness.
—Ghira to Saber, after Blake allows Ilia to travel to Haven in "True Colors"
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