The "Yellow" trailer premiered on June 1st, 2013 at A-Kon Dallas. Shortly after, the video was uploaded online on MTV Geek, then on the Rooster Teeth site and YouTube a few hours later. The song that plays throughout the trailer is titled "I Burn," which includes remixes of "Red Like Roses," "Mirror Mirror," and "From Shadows." The trailer is situated in a more modern environment than the previous trailers.
Yang Xiao Long rides her motorcycle to a nightclub ran by Junior. She approaches Junior for information and hurts him until he tells her what she wants, asking about a certain person. Junior's henchmen come to his aid and Yang releases him. She follows him to the dance floor and lures him into a false sense of security before punching him across the room. She then activates her dual gauntlets and proceeds to mow down the henchmen very quickly. One of the henchmen named DJ Deadb3ar pulls a gun and starts firing at Yang, but she uses her gauntlets to jump up and punches him out onto the dance floor.
The twins Melanie and Miltiades Malachite then go to confront Yang, seeming more annoyed at her actions. Yang reloads and faces off against the two, who put up a strong fight against her, easily avoiding her shots and using a combined attack to push her back. The tide turns, however, when she knocks Melanie back and focuses on Miltia, smashing her through a glass pillar and knocking her out. Melanie returns to the fight, but is also defeated.
Junior then returns with a large bazooka and fires multiple rockets at Yang, which she avoids. Junior then turns his weapon into a club and hits Yang before firing more rockets at her. Yang gets in close and avoids his strikes, breaking his weapon with her attacks, but Junior manages to rip out some of her hair. This sends Yang into a rage and she hits Junior with a devastating punch that launches him from the club. She follows him outside, where Ruby Rose is seen standing, wondering if that is Yang. Yang returns the greeting, calling Ruby "Sis." When Ruby asks what she is doing here, Yang only responds that "it's a long story."
A quote fades in: "Scathing eyes ask that we be symmetrical, one sided and easily processed. Yet every misshapen spark's unseen beauty is greater than its would be judgement."
Yang is shown riding her motorcycle through the streets of Vale. She eventually stops in front of a club that's blasting music. As she walks through the club, she sees Roman Torchwick ending a conversation with Junior. She makes her way to the bar where Junior stands.
Yang: Strawberry Sunrise. No ice. Oh, and one of those little umbrellas.
Junior: Aren't you a little young to be in this club, Blondie?
Yang (giggles): Aren't you a little old to have a name like Junior?
Junior: So you know who I am. You got a name, sweetheart?
Yang: Yes, Junior, I've got several. But instead of sweetheart, you can just call me sir.
She grabs his groin and squeezes it painfully causing Junior to cry out in pain comically.
Yang: People say you know everything.
She brings her phone up to his face, showing him a picture.
Yang: Tell me where I can find her and I'll let you go.
Junior (straining): I've never seen her before, I swear!
Yang: Excuse me?
Junior (straining): I swear, sir!
Junior's henchmen begin to gather around.
Yang: Hmm, looks like we have an audience. This must kind of embarrassing for you, huh? Awkward....
Junior (straining): Listen, blondie sir. If you want to make it out of this club alive, I suggest you let me go. Now!
She lets go and Junior sighs in relief.
Junior: You'll pay for that!
He puts on his sunglasses and walks away from her. Yang follows closely behind.
Yang: Oh Junior, I was just playing with you! Don't be so sensitive! Come on, lets kiss and make up, okay?
Junior stops and turns around.
Junior: Huh? Uh, okay.
As he leans in, she punches him in the face sending him flying across the room. The henchmen run towards her. Activating Ember Celica, she jumps into the air and punches down, sending them flying back. She takes out all the henchmen and even the DJ when the two malachite twins step into the room.
Miltia: Melanie, who is the girl?
Melanie: I dunno Miltia but we should teach her a lesson.
Yang loads another belt of ammunition into Ember Celica and takes out the twins after a struggle.
The holograms in the club suddenly turn off and a spotlight shines on Junior as he brings out his Batzooka
Junior: You're gonna pay for this.
He begins to attack but in the end is taken out in a fierce punch by Yang who grew angry at having some of her hair pulled out in the fight. He flies out the window, landing in front of Ruby. Yang comes outside shortly after.
Ruby: Yang? Is that you?
Yang: Oh! Hey sis!
Ruby: What are you doing here?
Yang: (Sighs) It's a long story.
- Near the beginning of the trailer Jr. calls Yang 'Blondie', which could be a reference to Barbara Dunkelman's xbox gamertag "BlawnDee"
- In the "Yellow" Trailer, a DJ with a bear mask was shown, likely a reference to the Canadian DJ Deadmau5, who also wears a mask, but instead of a bear mask, it is a mouse mask.
- The "Yellow" Trailer appears to reference some classic Hong Kong action films. Melanie's footwork at around 4:05 strongly resembles how the antagonist of Drunken Master 2 fought.
- Similarly, some thugs in the club that are bearing axes could be a reference to a scene in Kill Bill, Volume 1, where the Bride attacks a group of yakuza on a glass dance floor, but are defeated.
- At one point in the trailer when Yang is fighting the twins and multiple times when she is fighting Junior, her Ember Celicas are in bracelet mode rather than gauntlet mode.
- This trailer is the only trailer to feature a fight against human opponents.
- Yang is the only one of the four girls to have provoked the fight present in her debut trailer. Ruby and Weiss were attacked and Adam started the fight in the Black trailer.
- The "Yellow" Trailer is the only one to feature a character from another trailer. In this case it is Ruby Rose from the "Red" Trailer, who appears at the end.
- The "Yellow" Trailer also featured the appearance of one of the shows main antagonists, which was Roman Torchwick.
- Monty Oum has stated the picture Yang shows to Junior is of the Transient Princess.
- At the New York Comic Con panel, Oum confirmed the woman in the picture will factor into the series at a later point. Whether the image used is an accurate depiction of the character or was simply a placeholder is unclear.
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