Back before Huntsmen, before Kingdoms, it was said that those born with silver eyes were destined to lead the life of a warrior. You see, the Creatures of Grimm, the most fearsome monsters mankind had ever encountered, were afraid of those silver-eyed warriors. They were the best of the best. It was said that even a single look from one of these fighters could strike a Grimm down.
—Qrow to Ruby, about the silver-eyed warriors
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Silver-Eyed Warriors (unofficial) are legendary warriors that existed before Huntsmen and the Kingdoms. It is said that they are able to strike down Grimm just by looking at them and that the Grimm feared them.


Silver-Eyed Warriors are a lineage group dating to before the establishment of Huntsmen and creation of Kingdoms. According to legend, those born with silver eyes are said to be destined to lead the life of a warrior. Silver eyes themselves are a very rare trait in the modern world.

Powers and AbilitesEdit

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The Grimm Dragon's state as seen in the Volume 4 Opening

Little is known about their abilities, however in "End of the Beginning", Ruby Rose is told that when she unleashed her power, she "froze" the Grimm Dragon. It is later shown that she did so by turning it to stone. Although immobilized, the Dragon was not killed outright by Ruby's powers, and remains alive, continuing to draw Grimm to the area.

In some cases, these powers can be turned against Human opponents as well, judging by the debilitating injuries Ruby inflicts upon Cinder Fall. It is stated by Salem that Cinder was especially susceptible to her powers because of her attainment of the Fall Maiden powers.

Exactly how the powers manifest is not known beyond the fact that blinding streams of light, almost resembling wings, came from the wielder's eyes.


The first mention of silver eyes comes in "Ruby Rose", when Ozpin comments about the color of Ruby's eyes. According to Qrow, the abilities of those with silver-eyes are not well known outside certain circles.


Ruby using her powers for the first time

In "End of the Beginning", after witnessing Pyrrha Nikos' death, Ruby uses her powers for the first time, wounding Cinder and freezing the Dragon, but she collapses afterwards. After she wakes up, Qrow Branwen explains to her the legend of the Silver-Eyed Warriors and that, like her mother, Summer Rose, she is descended from them.

Hazel Rainart, an ally of Salem, claims that they have successfully "dealt with" Silver-Eyed Warriors before, criticizing Cinder for losing to a novice. Another member, Arthur Watts, agrees, claiming that even without the Maiden's power it should have been easy. However, Salem states that Cinder's attainment of the Fall Maiden's powers gave her a crippling weakness to the Silver-Eyed Warriors' powers, although the nature of this weakness is not stated.

Known Silver-Eyed WarriorsEdit

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  • The Volume 2 Opening features Ruby opening her eyes, possibly hinting at their significance.

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  • The Fall Maiden and Silver Eyes

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    • 2620:0:E50:1401:ADAE:2A8D:99FA:9491 wrote:It's canon that Silver eyes instill fear in Grimm. Fear is the theme like how the dragon ...
    • 2620:0:E50:1401:ADAE:2A8D:99FA:9491 wrote:Fear is the theme like how the dragon was 'frozen' in fear. SYUTK already replied to a lot...
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    • Forestfleet wrote:... Furthermore, I want to talk about that whole "Cinder's allergic to SEWs because of her Grimm Glove." W...
    • I personaly liken SEW powers to Semblance, where it may take time to show itself, or have a "trigger" of sorts.  When Ruby saw Pyr...