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This list gives a brief explanation of many of the words and terms used throughout RWBY.
Just click the links below for specific letters or use search (Ctrl + F) to find the term you are looking for.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


AEdit

  • A Simple Wok - A noodle stand in Vale
  • ABRN - Team from Haven Academy consisting of Arslan Altan, Bolin Hori, Reese Chloris and Nadir Shiko
  • Akoúo̱ - Pyrrha Nikos' defensive gear, a hoplite shield
  • Amity Colosseum - A levitating arena where the Vytal Festival Tournament is held
  • Anima - Continent on which the Kingdom of Mistral is located
  • Arma Gigas - The term for when a Geist possesses a suit of armor
  • Atlas - One of the four kingdoms in Remnant
  • Atlas Academy - Academy based in Atlas
  • Atlesian Knight-130 - Outdated make of battle android
  • Atlesian Knight-200 - Make of battle android
  • Atlesian Paladin-290 - Make of mechanized battlesuit
  • Aura - The physical manifestation of one's soul

BEdit

  • Beacon Academy - School for future Huntsmen and Huntresses in Vale
  • Beacon Cliff - Location where the Beacon Academy Initiation started
  • Beowolves - Species of Grimm based on a werewolf
  • Blush - Adam Taurus' rifle
  • Boarbatusk - Species of Grimm based on a boar
  • BRNZ - Team from Shade Academy consisting of Brawnz Ni, Roy Stallion, Nolan Porfirio and May Zedong
  • Bullhead - Small aerial vehicle
  • Bumblebee - Yang Xiao Long's motorcycle

CEdit

  • CFVY - Team from Beacon Academy consisting of Coco Adel, Fox Alistair, Velvet Scarlatina and Yatsuhashi Daichi
  • Color Naming Rule (CNR) - The guidelines establishing that a character's name either be a color, sound like a color, mean a color or remind people of a color
  • CRDL - Team from Beacon Academy consisting of Cardin Winchester, Russel Thrush, Dove Bronzewing and Sky Lark
  • Creep - A species of Grimm
  • Crescent Rose - Ruby Rose's weapon of choice, a High Caliber Sniper-Scythe
  • Crocea Mors - Jaune Arc's weapon of choice, a sword and shield that can transform into a sheath
  • ‎Cross Continental Transmit System - The system for communicating information between kingdoms
  • Crow Bar - Street-side bar located in Vale

DEdit

  • Death Stalker - Species of Grimm based on a scorpion
  • Dust - Primary energy in Remnant

EEdit

  • Ember Celica - Yang Xiao Long's weapon of choice, Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets
  • Emerald Forest - A forest which was the main setting of the Beacon Academy Initiation

FEdit

GEdit

  • Gambol Shroud - Blake Belladonna's weapon of choice, a Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe
  • Geist - A possession-type Grimm
  • Goliath - Species of Grimm based on an elephant
  • Grimm - Monsters in Remnant

HEdit

  • Haven Academy - School for future Huntsmen and Huntresses in Mistral
  • Higanbana - A village on the continent of Anima
  • Humans - A humanoid race
  • Huntsmen - The group of trained people who combat Grimm

IEdit

JEdit

  • Jingu Bang - One of Sun Wukong's weapons of choice
  • JNPR - Team from Beacon Academy consisting of Jaune Arc, Pyrrha Nikos, Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren
  • JNRR - (More commonly known as RNJR) An informal team consisting of former Beacon Academy students Ruby Rose, Nora Valkyrie, Jaune Arc and Lie Ren

KEdit

LEdit

  • Lien - Type of currency used in Remnant
  • Lockers - Lockers that store the Beacon student's equipment

MEdit

  • Maidens - Four girls with magical powers, each one corresponding to the four seasons
  • Magnhild - Nora Valkyrie's weapon of choice, a grenade-launcher/hammer
  • Mantle - A now-defunct kingdom which was succeeded by the current Kingdom of Atlas
  • Melodic Cudgel - Roman Torchwick's weapon of choice
  • Menagerie - Location were Faunus were once confined
  • Merlot Industries - A Grimm research corporation
  • Miló - Pyrrha Nikos' offensive weapon of choice, a javelin/sword/hunting rifle
  • Mistral (kingdom) - One of the four kingdoms in Remnant
  • Mistral (city) - A large city lying on two mountains within the kingdom of Mistral
  • Moon - Satellite in orbit around Remnant
  • Mountain Glenn - A sealed-off section of Vale
  • Myrtenaster - Weiss Schnee's weapon of choice, a Multi-Action Dust Rapier

NEdit

  • NDGO - Team from Shade Academy consisting of Nebula Violette, Dew Gayl, Gwen Darcy and Octavia Ember
  • Nevermore - Species of Grimm based on a raven
  • Nuckelavee - A large horse-like Grimm

OEdit

  • Oniyuri - An abandoned village on the continent of Anima

PEdit

QEdit

REdit

  • Rapier Wasp - A type of wasp that is attracted to sweet things
  • Relics - Physical representations of the gifts bestowed on humanity by the Deity Brothers
  • relics - Items needed to be recovered for Beacon Academy Initiation
  • Remnant - The world of RWBY
  • Remnant: The Game - A board game based on the world of Remnant
  • RNJR - (Sometimes known as JNRR) An informal team consisting of former Beacon Academy students Ruby Rose, Nora Valkyrie, Jaune Arc and Lie Ren
  • Ruyi Bang - One of Sun Wukong's weapons of choice
  • RWBY - Team from Beacon Academy consisting of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long

SEdit

  • Sanctum Academy - An academy or school for younger Huntsmen and Huntresses in training, Pyrrha attends this academy or school before transferring to Beacon
  • Sanus - Continent on which the Kingdoms of Vale and Vacuo are located
  • Schnee Dust Company - One of the largest Dust mining companies in Remnant
  • Scroll - Holographic, tablet-like handheld used to analyze Aura and communication
  • Seer - Species of jellyfish-like Grimm
  • Semblance - Innate power that differ between individuals
  • Shade Academy - School for future Huntsmen and Huntresses in Vacuo
  • Shi-nee Toothpaste - Brand of toothpaste in Remnant
  • Shion - A village on the continent of Anima
  • Signal Academy - An academy for younger Huntsmen and Huntresses in training, located on the island of Patch
  • Solitas - Continent on which the Kingdom of Atlas is located
  • SSSN - Team from Haven Academy consisting of Sun Wukong, Scarlet David, Sage Ayana and Neptune Vasilias
  • StormFlower - Lie Ren's weapon of choice, a pair of bladed SMGs
  • STRQ - Team graduated from Beacon Academy, consisting of Summer Rose, Taiyang Xiao Long, Raven Branwen and Qrow Branwen

TEdit

UEdit

  • Ursa - Species of Grimm based on a bear

VEdit

WEdit

  • White Fang - Violent Organization of Faunus in Remnant
  • Wind Path - A city in the Kingdom of Mistral
  • Wilt - Sword part of Adam Taurus' weapon of choice

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