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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 Gear






MaleIcon Male


Black, green inner garments




Pale white

Hair Color


Eye Color


Professional Status

Beacon Academy



Personal Status


First Appearance

Ruby Rose

Voice Actor

Shannon McCormick

Ozpin is a character in the world of RWBY and the headmaster of Beacon Academy.

Ozpin is introduced in the first episode, inquiring Ruby Rose about where she learned how to fight, her future goals, and joining his school. Ozpin's weapon of choice is his cane.


Ozpin is a middle-aged man with tousled gray hair and thin brown eyes. He wears shaded glass spectacles and a dark green scarf with a small purple cross-shaped emblem on it. He wears an unzipped black suit over a black buttoned vest, with a green undershirt underneath.

Ozpin also wears white gloves, black trouser shoes and dark green long pants. Interestingly, Ozpin has black eyebrows, so he may have had black hair when he was younger. He is often seen with a mug bearing the Beacon Academy emblem on it.


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

He can also be very blunt, as shown when Jaune Arc asks him questions about the launch. According to Ruby and Yang Xiao Long in Episode 3, 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.

He is humble, admitting that he has made many mistakes in the past. In addition, Ozpin possesses a more caring side, comforting Ruby and assuring her that her appointment as team leader is not a mistake.

Abilities & Powers

Though nothing about Ozpin's physical capabilities are known, his weapon of choice appears to either be a sword or his cane has been weaponized. During the ending credits of Episode 9, a handguard of sorts can be seen.

The following is fan speculation, and is not to be considered canonical.

Ozpin was seen alongside Glynda Goodwitch as a silhouette in the ending credits of The Badge and The Burden. He is also seen holding his cane, however, it appears to be some sort of weapon similar in shape to a sword or a rifle. According to Miles Luna, a weapon has been shown already, but most people don't realize that is a weapon, hinting at the possibility that the cane is Ozpin's weapon.


  • Ozpin was originally going to be voiced by Monty Oum.
  • Matt Hullum had actually read for Ozpin before the part went to Shannon McCormick.[1]
  • He seems familiar with Crescent Rose as he seemed surprised that someone as young as Ruby Rose could wield it, citing it as "one of the most dangerous weapons ever designed."
    • Given Ruby's statement that she designed Crescent Rose, he likely was referring to the general scythe design.
  • His name could be a reference to the titular character from "The Wizard of Oz." The color of his clothes could also reference the Emerald City from the aforementioned story.
    • Also of interesting note is that the Wizard's name, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Digg, acronyms as OZPINHEAD which may be what Ozpin's name and position of Headmaster is based on.
  • The background of the ending credits to the episode also suggest that his emblem is a dark green gear.[2]



Start a Discussion Discussions about Ozpin

  • Qrow is Summer's older brother, Ozpin was Summer's Jaune?

    32 messages
    • Where do I find that, btw? It isn't mentioned in the wiki, so far as I know.
    • Maki Kuronami wrote:"Glynda - Fair-skinned, apparently, which brings to mind the color of pale skin" That's interesting! I automatically associ...
  • Things that need to happen in Season 2...

    429 messages
    • We haven't heard either that nickname or "crater face" since the second chapter as I recall, so he was only once called vomit boy from what...
    • I'd have to agree with that - the lack of nickname usage was disappointing. I would've loved to hear more Snow Angel, simply for the reactio...
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