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  • Just wanted to start some discussion on Yang's weapons. Possible names, the less than accurate bullet count compared to her reload.

    As for a name: The Variable Pyrokinetic Gun Gauntlets (VPGG), Burning Heart.

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    • Hey, nice name! 

      Well we can see she changing the bullets:

      Orange Bullets explode with close/middle range Fire Shots.

      Red Bullets works like the Oranges BUT gives Yang a long range "Fire Balls" Shots.

      My opinion. ^^

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    • I think that all the girls have some kind of magic bullets or something because they never seem to run out of ammo, they just change the kind of ammo that they are using.

      Also, Burning Heart.  I like it.

      By-the-way, did anyone else notice that the shells that Yang uses mid-way through the trailer are mostly colored red instead of the gold that she first uses?

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    • I didn't think they changed colors. They all looked the same to me.

      • Edit* Okay, after looking at it again, Yang's "default" bullets ARE orange/gold while the ones she loads before fighting the twins are red.

      Anyone notice that after getting knocked down by the twins, that Yang's hair glows as she gets in combos? The same glow right before she's "wreathed in flames"? Could it be an effect of the red shells?

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    • Suggested name: "Argentium Flame".  Argentium, of course, from the latin for gold.  Positbly with the left glove called 'AF Sinister' and the right glove being 'AF Dexter'.

      BenRG on roosterteeth.com

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    • @ FarmerKyle,

      I suspect that people of Yang's nation are naturally fire elementals.  As she's getting more and more worked up, she's generating more and more flame.

      I suspect that, like Adam and Weiss, Yang has a personal 'special move' that she uses in special occasion that relates to her personal element.  Blake and Ruby are both too young to have learnt this (IMHO) and a part of the first season might be them learning to find that special power in themselves.

      BenRG on roosterteeth.com

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    • I'm still unconvinced of these color nations/tribes. Feels too much like Avatar: TLA or Korra for a group that's only trying to copy the asthetics of various sources.

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    • I think they are a combo of balistic fists and shotguns

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    • I can see why one might think they are shotgun type, but I disagree.  Though the series is lacking in visible blood splatter, Miltia, Melanie, and Junior were able to take mulitiple shots to the torso and face, which seems a little too unrealistic. Furthermore, having the shots leave the barrels forwards from her knuckles wouldn't provide the Melee Momentum Enhancment that has been established as the series' calling card. It is more likely that the bullets travel backward towards her elbow, and the gunpowder explosion creates the flames at her knuckles (blank rounds that simply provide the force are possible, as we see no visible shots from her elbows).  She would have to switch between bullet mode (used to shoot down incoming projectiles and as a long range attack) and melee enhancement mode through some thought-controlled device or magic (which has been established as in-universe in Weiss' trailer).

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    • Most of us think that, because the rounds are shells, which are used in shotguns.

      Also the fire-rate resembles that of a shotgun.

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    • Huh. After watching the trailer a couple more times, I have to agree. I initially dismissed the shotgun classification due to the bullets she shoots during her fight with Miltia and Melanie. Of course, this would still imply two things: that humans in the RWBY-verse are able to sustain incredible amounts of damage (possible, but I want to avoid the "named characters have plot protection" trap), and that Yang can, again, switch between shotgun and bullet modes at will (some of her shots after she reloads resemble her earlier ones).  I also considered the possibility that she simply uses bullets all the way through the fight, but some of her shots have visible sprays.

      Why don't we just call them "Badass Rounds" that shoot pure Awesomeness?  :)

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    • The theory that these are shotguns mixed with gauntlets is pretty solid to help along I shall ask two questions did anyone think that the enemy is wearing sophisticated armor along with the fact that her shots coulds be a lower standered of shotgun power as to not rip her arm off apon firing? If these are accurate assumptions and good questions the following result would be enough kick to move her or an enemy at close range but not enough kill anybody.

      Now as for the Golden shots and the Red shots. I suspect that maybe the red shells shot mini rockets and the golden shells shoot buck shots or lower. This society does seem more advanced and sophisticated then ours so it's a possibility that Yang makes her own bullets.

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    • We've seen her use the momentum for elbow strikes. Other than that, she mainly uses the force to instead launch her enemies away from her after her initial strike. I think it still stays true. I also think you're all over-thinking the details of the bullets. Orange is strictly short-range, while red are short to long range and may be stronger.

      I'm also in the shotguntlets camp.

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    • 67.149.99.170 wrote:
      Huh. After watching the trailer a couple more times, I have to agree. I initially dismissed the shotgun classification due to the bullets she shoots during her fight with Miltia and Melanie. Of course, this would still imply two things: that humans in the RWBY-verse are able to sustain incredible amounts of damage (possible, but I want to avoid the "named characters have plot protection" trap), and that Yang can, again, switch between shotgun and bullet modes at will (some of her shots after she reloads resemble her earlier ones).  I also considered the possibility that she simply uses bullets all the way through the fight, but some of her shots have visible sprays.

      Why don't we just call them "Badass Rounds" that shoot pure Awesomeness?  :)

      There are shells and there are shells.  The ones that Yang initially used might have been blanks - the propellent charges only to increase the power of her blows.  The ones she uses after she reloads appear to be solid slug or spin-stabilised explosive ammo, which you can get for shotguns and tend to blow holes in cars' engine blocks.  You'll notice that Yang didn't actually use those reload rounds up close; they would have blown holes right through everyone.

      Of course, by that point, she was so flame-rage powered up, she probably didn't need that enhancement anymore.

      That said, if Melanie and Miltia hadn't been so agile, the shots Yang fired might have hit and killed them, unless she was deliberately aiming to score near-misses to keep them off-balance.  That's the root of a completely different discussion: Is Yang willing to kill humans?

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    • But she does hit them; Melanie got one and Miltia got nailed at least 4-5 times.

      In fact, she nails Junior a bunch too. You can still hear the gauntlets discharge and reload as she pummels him.

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    • FarmerKyle wrote:
      But she does hit them; Melanie got one and Miltia got nailed at least 4-5 times.

      Did she shoot them or just punch them? As she flamed up, it was difficult to tell if she was using the augmentation of the gauntlets anymore.

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    • The effect of when she's punching the henchmen with the orange shells still happens with the red shells, and she still manages to launch them like before.

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    • Shot-Gauntlets.

      Can't be anything but- unless it has a name like Weiss's blade.

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    • Gauntgun is a possibility.

      I thought I should also mention. There is the all mighty possibility that her rounds could be turned around. All the indavidual shots could be turned different directions. The ones that are backwards would force her punches forward and the ones turned forward could be any assortment of real shots and perpelling shots for shooting down rockets or perpelling her elbows backwards.

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    • No they fire from the front of the gauntlets. She boosts forwards with them facing backwards.

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    • But if you pay attention her punches get accelerated breifly at the beginning and middle. For a shot to perpell anything forward the shell has to fire the opposite direction that's why there is recoil to guns. Otherwise her fists force would be cancled out but the force of her shots going the wrong direction. All i'm saying is blanks facing backwards to perpell her fists forward and real shots facing her fists to shoot down rockets or shoot some sort of mini homing shots.

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    • Note that she uses the gauntlets to power her spin kicks as well.

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    • doesnt anyone remember that there is magic this world.

      yang could have magic bullets

      but the mechinism used to shot them out are not magic 

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    • Weiss' magic seems to be focused through her Rapier it is possible as Neostar0 said for Yang to have magic powers to but I disagree on the part about her weapons possibly not being magical. It's entirely possible that her Gauntguns focus her flames out towards her elbows into short jet pushes. With this assumption ,or guess which ever you preffer, it is possible that her flames force her fists forward and apon impact she triggers the firing mechanism. Also she can still fire the special shots that possess some special attribute.

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    • 96.4.30.118 wrote:
      But if you pay attention her punches get accelerated breifly at the beginning and middle. For a shot to perpell anything forward the shell has to fire the opposite direction that's why there is recoil to guns. Otherwise her fists force would be cancled out but the force of her shots going the wrong direction. All i'm saying is blanks facing backwards to perpell her fists forward and real shots facing her fists to shoot down rockets or shoot some sort of mini homing shots.

      It's fairly easy to include a deflector plate that drops down in front of the muzzle and forces the propulsion gasses from the shot backwards rather than forwards.  This is the same principle by which thrust reversers on commercial airliners work.

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    • (I'm the same guy on a different computer.)

      Can you please explain more? Your not lying but I don't understand this all the same.

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    • It's simple: the thrust brake panels give the propulsion gas something to push against.  Because, in this case, they're attached to the rest of the gauntlet, they pull Yang's arm forwards with much more force than her muscles alone would allow.

      There is a degree of inefficiency because some of the energy is going to escape sideways.  This is why we also see Yang shooting backwards as she jumps up onto the podium to tackle DJ-B3ar - more energy is focussed in the direction she wants to go.

      I imagine that Yang has had to train and discipline herself to let her arms be entirely relaxed and limp during augmented punches so she doesn't rip apart her muscles and tendons from the sudden external force.

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    • Typically she triggers the shot as her fist impacts her target, hitting them with a punch and a shotgun blast.

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    • I see thank you Ben. So it's possible that she is still shooting the gun the right way towards her fists and enemies and still focus the energy of the blast to thrust her punches also at the enemies. This would in fact cancle out all that I have said here. If any of this is true and it's just not Monty being clever again. So most likely not true. :)

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    • For me when I first had a look at the trailer they reminded me of aSledgly Glove.

      (If anyone has seen inglorious Basterds its the glove gun they use in that one scene.)

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    • Well, seems Monty has given out the name:

      The Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets, Ember Celica.

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    • After looking into it a bit more, some of the specialty rounds the military uses are known as 'Frag-12' and one in testing as 'Grenade.' I'm not sure how accurate or current the wikipedia info is, but I can imagine making those fantastic would lead to something similar or identical to Yang's red rounds.

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    • Confirmed name


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