Nora Valkyrie

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Save the world?! You're going on world-saving missions without us?! I'm hurt! Sad! Maybe a little hungry. That last one's not your fault...
—Nora, to Team RWBY
Nora Valkyrie
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Pink, White, Black




Pale White


5'1" (1.55 meters)

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Channels Electricity to Muscles

Professional Status

Beacon Academy




Lie Ren

Personal Status


First Appearance

"The First Step"

Voice Actor

Nora Valkyrie is a student at Beacon Academy and a member of Team JNPR. Her weapon of choice is Magnhild, a war hammer that can transform into a grenade launcher.


Nora has short orange hair and turquoise eyes. Her clothing seems to be a mix and match of some sort, with different colors and themes. She wears a collared black vest that ends at her waist. Her signature symbol, a hammer with a lightning bolt, can be found on the back. Under the vest are two layers of clothing, colored red and light-blue respectively.

She also wears a white sleeveless top that forms a tiny heart shape between her cleavage and collarbone, with a white detached sleeve on each arm. She wears matching fingerless gloves on each hand. She sports a pink skirt that starts at the waist and ends mid-thigh. Her shoes are a mix of pink and white with pink laces, displaying her symbol on their soles.

She also seems to wear some sort of armor that begins in the middle of the shoulder and neck and ends by the waist. It seems she has a light-gray or off-white bow at the back of her skirt, with ribbon extending to the skirt's bottom.

For her school uniform, she wears the standard uniform with black crew socks instead of the usual tights.

Her pajamas consist of a dark gray T-shirt with the word "Boop" written on it (which also includes her hammer symbol) and pink shorts patterned with white thunderbolts.

She wears a pink shoulderless dress with a white skirt to the Beacon Dance. Notably, the seam joining the two sections tapers to a point, which gives the top part of her dress a resemblance to a pink heart-shape.


Happy-go-lucky, bubbly, and playful young girl, Nora is mainly characterized by her boundless enthusiasm which causes her to become a motor mouth though most of her words come out randomly without Nora actually giving much thought to anything she comes up with. This is caused by her tendency to jump into a different topic most of the time and her rather peculiar imagination. Because of this, alongside her free-spirited attitude, Nora's personality changes according to her mood and is capable of becoming a nuisance to the people around her, lose the point of a conversation or even experience anxiety attacks. However, Nora is more insightful than one would think, and is capable of being serious when mostly necessary.

Nora is very open with her companions and quickly grows fond of them. Because of her motor mouth, she is very open to conversation and plays with her friends almost all the time she's interacting with them, making her a very social and likable person. She can also be protective and supportive whenever they need it while being considerate to their personal space and respect their decisions even if she doesn't agree with these. Nora doesn't doubt the talents of her friend and places her entire faith in Pyrrha's and Ren's, fighting skills, while following Jaune's orders as her leader without question.

Although Nora retains her joyful personality even in combat, she is seen to be more focused and in control of herself during an encounter. She can be patient, obedient and smart. If she doesn't see the need of her assistance then she'll stand back and chose to observe. Whenever she receives an order from one of her teammates, she always follows it with no doubts. And lastly, when she follows Jaune's plans and finds herself in a position that gives her the advantage, she's able to figure out a way to defeat her enemies on her own.

Abilities and PowersEdit


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Nora with her hammer Magnhild

Nora wields a dual-function weapon named Magnhild. Magnhild can transform into one of two weapons, a grenade launcher and a war hammer, which Nora uses proficiently in combat. She uses the grenade launcher form for ranged strikes on her opponent. In its ranged form, the face of the launcher can unhinge, revealing six grenades that can be fired at once for maximum damage.

While using the hammer form, she is a lot more versatile in close-range attacks and movement. Nora uses the recoil of the grenade explosions fired from the face of the hammer to propel her certain distances or to add force to her strikes. In "Players and Pieces", she used the recoil of her hammer to launch herself from one end of a broken bridge to the other, and in "Breach" she is seen traveling a considerable distance through the air by the same method. Her attacks are powerful enough to finish off an injured Death Stalker and kill a large King Taijitu in one hit.


Her ability to easily carry and use Magnhild in its hammer form suggests that she possesses a high level of strength. This is further demonstrated when she sends Weiss flying across the canteen during their food fight, despite not using Magnhild. She also showed her strength when she sent Yang Xiao Long flying away through the roof in one hit, with the latter only landing back in the room nearly two minutes later, and later states she can benchpress 5 times her own weight. She may also possess some form of enhanced speed, as seen where she appeared from one place to another.


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Nora using her electricity-absorbing Semblance

Nora's Semblance is to produce, absorb, and channel electricity. She mainly uses her semblance to channel the energy through her muscles, giving her enhanced strength. This ability was first showcased in "New Challengers...", where she caught Nolan Porfirio off-guard by channeling the electricity from his weapon and using the resulting strength to send him into a nearby boulder, destroying it. Although she can absorb electricity from a direct blow, she can also use Magnhild as a lightning rod.

Trivia Edit

  • Nora alludes to Thor, of Norse mythology.
    • Her emblem, a hammer with a lightning bolt through it, is likely a depiction of Mjölnir, the legendary hammer of Thor. Furthermore, Nora's weapon, Magnhild, is a large hammer, whose name is also derived from Old Norse. Even Nora's semblance alludes to Thor as she can produce and channel electricity - the Norse God is often associated with lightning and thunder.
    • Monty stated that each member of JNPR alludes to someone who crossdressed in their story.[1] Thor once disguised himself as the goddess Freyja in order to infiltrate the giant Þrymr's fortress.
  • The idea for Nora's weapon also stems from a video of a Mexican tradition where explosives are hit with sledgehammers.[2]
  • "Nora" may be an abbreviation of the Greek Eleanor or Eleonora, meaning light, or the Latin Honora, meaning honor. Nora, alternatively spelled Nóra or Norah, is also a given name in several European languages. In Arabic, "Nora" is another form of Noor or Nur (نور), also literally meaning 'light'.
    • Nora's name may reference her color via the Nora Barlow Columbine, a pink flower named after the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Given the abundance of pink in relation to her, especially in merchandise, this is most likely what her name is supposed to reference.
  • Her last name comes from the Valkyries of Norse mythology, female warrior servants of the gods in Valhalla. This could also indicate that her name is derived from the word "Norse".
  • The song "Boop", from the RWBY: Volume 2 Soundtrack, is about Nora and her relationship with Ren. The song makes multiple references to her, including some of her lines from the series, like "Boop!" as well as the name of her weapon, Magnhild.
  • Nora seems to have a liking for sweet things, as she ate the red sap that Ren and Pyrrha had collected, as well as all of the syrup that Team JNPR was going to have on their pancakes.
  • It can be inferred that Nora is a big fan of pancakes. In "Welcome to Beacon", she is heard mumbling "pancakes" in her sleep and shouting it again when woken up.
  • Nora, alongside Ruby Rose, is one of the characters who owns an object sold in the Rooster Teeth store: her "boop" shirt.
  • According to her panicked rant in episode "Round One", she and Ren have no parents and, as a result, no home to go to.
  • Nora claims she can bench press objects five times her own weight.


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