(pronounced "Juniper") is a team
of students at Beacon Academy
. In "Players and Pieces
," the team had its first fight together against a Death Stalker
Later in the same episode, the team was officially formed. During initiation, the team brought back the White Rook pieces.
||Jaune Arc is the leader of Team JNPR.
||Nora Valkyrie is a member of Team JNPR.
||Pyrrha Nikos is a member of Team JNPR.
||Lie Ren is a member of Team JNPR.
- The members of Team JNPR allude to characters who are said to have disguised themselves as the opposite gender in their original stories.
- Jeanne d'Arc, upon whom Jaune Arc is based, is known to have disguised herself as a man.
- Achilles, upon whom Pyrrha Nikos may be based, is said to have disguised himself as a red-haired girl, assuming the name Pyrrha upon doing so.
- Thor, upon whom Nora Valkyrie may be based, disguised himself as the goddess Freyja to infiltrate the giant Þrymr's fortress and retrieve his hammer, Mjölnir.
- Hua Mulan, the possible basis for Lie Ren, disguised herself as a man, in order to serve in the army in place of her aging father.
- JNPR (Juniper berries, blue) is a possible allusion to Rooster Teeth's other series, Red vs. Blue, when compared to their rival Team RWBY (Ruby, red gemstone).
- Juniper bushes are also known to turn bright yellow, which helps to explain its connection to leader Jaune (as with Ruby to RWBY, Cardin to CRDL, and Coco to CFVY).
- Team JNPR's members' fighting styles are based on archetypical warriors from a different culture: Jaune's is Frankish/Norman, Pyrrha's is Greco-Roman, Ren's is East Asian, and Nora's is Nordic.
- Team JNPR is the only group to be made up of names that each lends itself phonetically to the team name: Jaune, No(ra), Pyrrha or Pyr(rha), Ren.
- On November 6th, 2014, Monty Oum discovered that he was allergic to juniper.