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But perhaps victory is in the simpler things that you've long forgotten—things that require a smaller, more honest soul.
—Ozpin
Ozpin
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Title(s)

Professor

Nickname(s)

Oz (by Ironwood and Qrow)

Characteristics
Race

Human

Weapon(s)

Cane

Gender

MaleIcon Male

Appearance
Outfit

Black, Green

Accessories

Glasses

Traits
Complexion

Pale White

Height

6'6" (1.98 meters)

Hair Color

Silver

Eye Color

Brown

Professional Status
Affiliation(s)
Occupation(s)
Personal Status
Status

Unknown

Media
First Appearance

"Ruby Rose"

Voice Actor

Ozpin is the headmaster of Beacon Academy.

Ozpin is introduced in "Ruby Rose", inquiring of Ruby Rose about where she learned how to fight, her future goals, and her desire to join his school. He is frequently seen with his cane despite having no visible motor impairment.

As of "End of the Beginning", his fate and whereabouts are currently unknown after his battle with the newly ascended Fall Maiden, Cinder Fall.

AppearanceEdit

Ozpin looks like a middle-aged man with tousled silver hair and thin brown eyes. He has a light complexion and sharp facial features. He wears shaded glass spectacles and a small, purple, cross-shaped pin on the cowl around his neck. His outfit mainly consists of an unzipped black suit over a buttoned vest and green shirt. He also wears black trouser shoes and long, dark-green pants.

Interestingly, Ozpin has black eyebrows, suggesting that he may have had black hair when he was younger. He is often seen with a mug bearing the Beacon Academy emblem on it.

PersonalityEdit

Ozpin is typically both stoic and affable towards people he speaks to. It can be inferred from his indifference toward Ruby fighting Roman Torchwick, as well as the way he literally launches new students into the Emerald Forest for the Beacon Academy Initiation, that he has no real problem putting his students in mortal danger, given the right reasons or to accomplish an objective.

Ozpin can be humble, admitting that he has made many mistakes in the past. In addition, he possesses a more caring side, comforting Ruby and assuring her that her appointment as team leader was not a mistake. He is seen to care for the well being of his students, as with Blake Belladonna when he told her if she needed to tell him anything, she should not hesitate to ask. Ozpin is also shown to harbor a respect for the Faunus, something made clear during his conversation with Blake, yet is highly aware of the racial discrimination they suffer from humans.

Ozpin can also be very blunt, as shown when Jaune Arc asks him questions about the launch. According to Ruby and Yang Xiao Long in "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2", Ozpin did not seem himself while giving his speech to the incoming students, implying that he may usually be livelier than he was at the time.

Ozpin is also known to believe dearly in teamwork, which is one of the reasons why the huntsmen academies focus heavily on it. [1]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Ozpin harbors immense physical power as demonstrated in his fight against Cinder after she became the Fall Maiden.

He appears capable of some form of time dilation, able to move as well as utilize his cane at inhuman speeds. Furthermore, Ozpin is able to resist attacks of incredible power by conjuring a barrier around himself, granting himself immunity to damage.

Ozpin is a capable strategist and leader. He has the ability to persuade even volatile personalities to co-operate with his plans and knows the right balance of firmness and kindness to get the desired results from his subordinates. He is also flexible enough to 'bend the rules' if he feels the situation requires it as shown in "Field Trip".

TriviaEdit

  • Ozpin alludes to the titular character from The Wizard of Oz.
    • The initials of the Wizard's name, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Digg, spell OZPINHEAD, which may be the origin of Ozpin's name, as well as his position as headmaster of Beacon Academy.
  • Monty Oum released an image detailing the color-naming rule of RWBY, stating "Thus all the names in RWBY (Minus Ozpin... for reasons....) follow this rule."[2][3]
    • In "Field Trip", Ozpin reveals that the naming rules have been a naming tradition in Remnant because of a war that ended almost eighty years before the events of the series.
  • Ozpin's voice actor, Shannon McCormick, said, "Ozpin obviously takes his coffee black", jokingly noting that there's never any cream or sugar around him when he pours a cup.[4] He also noted that, by the sound effect used in "It's Brawl in the Family" as the headmaster sloshes his coffee, he drinks iced coffee.[5] Gray Haddock, however, has noted that this interpretation of the sound design is not true.[6]
  • Shannon has cited Charles Dance's portrayal of Tywin Lannister from the American television series Game of Thrones as an inspiration for Ozpin's voice, despite their being very different characters from one another.[7]
  • Ozpin was originally going to be voiced by Monty Oum.
    • Matt Hullum also read for Ozpin before the part went to Shannon McCormick.[8]
  • A silhouette of Ozpin appears in the DVD and Blu-ray exclusive World of Remnant episode, "Aura", while the narrator says "With enough training and focus, a user's Aura can turn them into something much more than just a man".
  • According to Shannon McCormick, Ozpin's whereabouts after Volume 3 are "complicated".[9]


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