Don’t let such a small obstacle block your path.
—Hazel, giving Oscar Pine some advice.

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 large, muscular man with 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, as he also tells Oscar Pine not to let minor obstacles get in his way. In this particular case, it involved damaging a ticket kiosk when Oscar did not have enough money to buy one, which shows Hazel does not much care for standing by convention when there is a goal to be accomplished.

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.


  • 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]


Minor Characters