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You don’t like me. You have no reason to like me. But you don’t have to like me to get the results you want.
—Hazel, to Sienna Khan

Hazel Rainart is an antagonist in RWBY who was introduced in "The Next Step". He is an associate of Salem and part of her inner circle.


Hazel is a tall and muscular middle-aged man. As well as being unusually large and broad, he is shown to tower over Adam Taurus who stands 6'4". He has short brown hair, a beard and hazel eyes.

He wears a two-tone olive green coat over a black 3/4 sleeve shirt, and a large belt. His pants are black and his boots are brown with white fronts. His hairy arms appear to have some scars near the edges of his sleeves.


Hazel has a calm composure compared to the others of Salem's circle. He is reserved and rarely speaks. However, he still criticizes Cinder for her defeat. He has a low tolerance for acceptance of failure, and does not let minor obstacles get in his way or stand by convention when there is a goal to be accomplished.

During the meeting with Sienna Khan, Hazel is courteous toward her, showing that Hazel has a respectful nature. However, he is not intimidated by Sienna's threats, showing a distinct level of self-confidence.

Despite his low tolerance for failure, Hazel is not cruel or unsympathetic. His reaction to Sienna's murder by Adam Taurus is a saddened look and verbal expression of both his frustration at Adam's lack of communication prior to the act and disappointment at how unnecessary the death was. This shows that, despite his allegiance to Salem, he has a certain degree of empathy and morality. Unlike his psychotic colleague, Tyrian Callows, Hazel takes no pleasure in casual slaughter, indicating that there must be a higher purpose in violence for him to engage in it.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Hazel's abilities and powers have yet to be seen. However, he was able to cause a machine to dispense a train ticket by pounding it with his bare arm, leaving a dent.

Ozpin remarks that he is not to be taken lightly, implying a high degree of power, skill and experience.


  • Hazel can refer to a color, usually in relation to eyes. Hazel eyes often appear to shift in color from a brown/gold to a green. Hazel is also genus of nut-bearing trees and shrubs.
  • Rainart is a name of Old German origin and can translate as either "Brave Counsel"[1] or "Strong Judgement".[2]


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    • I'm only calling this a "mini" theory because I don't have enough evidence to support it.  In fact, most of my evidence co...
    • Not a bad mini theory. I mean yang is also an aura tank, how else can she take enough damage to make her semblance work as well as it does. Bu...