RWBY Volume 3, Chapter 12: End of the Beginning | Rooster Teeth

RWBY Volume 3, Chapter 12: End of the Beginning | Rooster Teeth


♪ Maybe red’s like roses ♪ ♪ Maybe it’s the pool of blood ♪ ♪ The innocents will lay in when in the end you fail to save them ♪ ♪ Their dying eyes ♪ ♪ Are wide and white like snow ♪ ♪ And now they know the cost of trusting you’s obliteration ♪ ♪ Mirrors will shatter ♪ ♪ Crushed by the weight of the world ♪ ♪ The pillars collapse ♪ ♪ in shame ♪ ♪ There’ll be no rest ♪ ♪ There’ll be no love ♪ ♪ There’ll be no hero in the end who will rise above ♪ ♪ And when it ends ♪ ♪ The good will crawl ♪ ♪ The shining light will sink in darkness ♪ ♪ Victory for hate incarnate ♪ ♪ Misery and pain for all ♪ ♪ When it falls ♪ [Port]: That’s it, everybody on board! [Port]: This is a mandatory evacuation! [Oobleck]: A safe zone has been established in Vale! [Oobleck]: Please, remain calm and listen to Atlas personnel! [Weiss]: Ruby! [Ruby]: Oh, I found you! [Weiss]: Ruby, where have you- [Ruby]: Don’t worry, I’m fine! [Ruby]: What’s going on? [Ruby]: Weiss? [Ruby]: What is it? [Blake]: I’m sorry… [Blake]: I’m so sorry. [Ruby]: Yang… [Sun]: Hey… [Sun]: She’s gonna be okay. [Sun]: The soldiers have a ship ready to take you guys to Vale. [Nora]: But Jaune and Pyrrha are still missing! *groans* [Ruby]: What!? [Sun]: Look guys, that giant Grimm keeps circling the school. [Sun]: Even the White Fang are pulling out! [Sun]: We all have to go… now! [Ren]: We’re not leaving- *groans* [Ruby]: I’ll find them… [Ruby]: I’ll find them and I’ll bring them back. [Weiss]: No. [Weiss]: We will find them. [Weiss]: Watch after Blake and Yang. We’ll be back. [Sun]: Ugh, you better be! [Sun]: Idiots. [Jaune]: Okay, I think I have Glynda’s number. [Jaune]: Oh, where is it? *scroll beeping* [Jaune]: Pyrrha? [Jaune]: What was all of that? [Pyrrha]: I-I… [Jaune]: But… Ozpin… [Pyrrha]: There’s no time… [Pyrrha]: Go! Get to Vale, and call for help! [Jaune]: Huh? What’re you gonna do? [Jaune]: No… [Jaune]: No, Pyrrha, you can’t! [Jaune]: You saw how powerful she is! [Jaune]: Pyrrha, I won’t let you do- [Pyrrha]: I’m sorry. [Jaune]: Hey! W-wait! Stop! Stop! [Jaune]: Pyrrha, please don’t do this! [Weiss]: It’s Jaune! [Weiss]: Where are you? [Jaune]: Weiss! Please you have to stop her! [Weiss]: *over scroll* What? [Jaune]: *over scroll* Pyrrha! [Jaune]: *over scroll* She’s going after that woman… at the top of the tower! [Jaune]: *over scroll* She doesn’t stand a chance! [Weiss]: Jaune, what are you talking about? [Weiss]: Where are you? [Jaune]: *brokenly* Don’t worry about me! [Jaune]: Please… [Jaune]: You have to save Pyrrha. [Weiss:] *over scroll* We will. [Weiss]: *over scroll* Are you okay? *Jaune screams in anguish, then breaks down in dry sobs; his scroll shatters* [Jaune]: Please… [Weiss]: Jaune? Jaune! *Grimm dragon screeches* [Ruby]: I have a plan. [Weiss]: You always do. *Grimm dragon screeches* [Cinder]: Shhh… [Cinder]: This is your home now. *Grimm dragon growls, somewhat subdued* *Elevator screeches to a stop; dings* [Pyrrha]: Hyah! [Ruby]: We’ve gotta hurry! [Weiss]: You can do this. [Pyrrha]: Aah! [Pyrrha]: Ugh! [Pyrrha]: Aah! [Cinder]: It’s unfortunate you were promised a power that was never truly yours. [Cinder]: But take comfort in knowing that I will use it in ways you could never have imagined. [Pyrrha]: Do you believe in destiny? [Cinder]: Yes. [Pyrrha]: *gasps* *Pyrrha gives a series of hiccuping gasps, struggling for breath.* *Circlet clatters* [Ruby]: *screaming* PYRRHA! *Grimm dragon screeches* [Cinder]: WHAT?! *persistent ringing* [Qrow]: It’s all right, I gotcha kiddo. [Qrow]: I gotcha. [Taiyang]: Ugh, nothing. [Qrow]: Just turn it off. [Qrow]: Without the CCT there’s no point [Taiyang]: Communication down across the entire kingdom… [Taiyang]: No way to contact the outside world… [Taiyang]: and Ozpin’s still missing. [Qrow]: Yeah. [Taiyang]: This is bad, Qrow. [Qrow]: Yeah, this is bad. [Taiyang]: Ruby! [Taiyang]: You’re awake! [Ruby]: What happened? [Taiyang]: *sighs* Your uncle Qrow found you, [Taiyang]: unconscious. He got you outta there though; [Taiyang]: he got you home safe. [Ruby]: Wait! Yang! Is she alright? [Taiyang]: Uh… [Taiyang]: She’s uh… [Taiyang]: She’s gonna be alright. [Taiyang]: I think she’s just… [Taiyang]: I think it’s just gonna take some time for her to get used to things. [Taiyang]: She’s too strong to let this stop her. [Taiyang]: *sniffles* [Taiyang]: I’m just glad to have my girls back at home. [Ruby]: What happened to the school! And Vale! Were they able to clear out the Grimm? [Taiyang]: Things at Vale are under control. [Taiyang]: But the school? [Taiyang]: It’s… it’s not that simple. [Taiyang]: That thing, whatever it is… [Taiyang]: doesn’t seem to be dead. [Taiyang]: Don’t get me wrong, you did a number on it. [Taiyang]: But… It’s not disappearing. [Taiyang]: It’s… kind of… frozen. [Taiyang]: I know that doesn’t sound too bad but it keeps attracting more Grimm to the school. [Ruby]: I did what? [Taiyang]: Hmm? [Ruby]: You said I did a number on it. [Ruby]: What do you mean? [Taiyang]: I… [Taiyang]: Look, that’s not important right now, we can talk about it later. [Taiyang]: Things are just… [Taiyang]: kind of a mess. [Qrow]: It’s always a mess. [Qrow]: Mind if we have a minute? [Taiyang]: What, I can’t stay here? [Qrow]: Tai. Please. [Taiyang]: I’m glad you’re alright. [Taiyang]: I’ll go make us some tea. [Qrow]: So… how you feeling? [Ruby]: Um… [Ruby]: I kind of hurt… all over. [Qrow]: That makes sense, after what you did. [Ruby]: You guys keep saying that! That I did something. [Ruby]: What are you talking about? [Qrow]: What’s the last thing you remember? [Ruby]: I ran up the side of the tower. [Ruby]: And when I got to the top, I- [Ruby]: *gasps* [Ruby]: Pyrrha! Is she…? [Qrow]: *solemnly* She’s gone. [Ruby]: I-I… I… [Ruby]: I got to the top and I saw Pyrrha… [Ruby]: and Cinder. [Ruby]: And then everything went white. [Qrow]: Anything else? [Ruby]: I remember… my head hurting. [Qrow]: The night you met Ozpin, [Qrow]: what was the first thing he said to you? [Ruby]: I don’t know… [Ruby]: I think it was something about- [Qrow]: Silver eyes. [Qrow]: That’s an extremely rare trait. [Ruby]: So? [Qrow]: You’re special, Ruby. [Qrow]: And not in the “Daddy loves his special angel” kinda way. [Qrow]: You’re special the same way your mom was. [Qrow]: Remnant’s full of legends and stories. [Qrow]: Some of them true, some made up. [Qrow]: But there’s one Oz told me from a very long time ago. [Qrow]: Back before huntsmen, before kingdoms. [Qrow]: It was said that those born with silver eyes were destined to lead the life of a warrior. [Qrow]: You see, the creatures of Grimm – the most fearsome monsters mankind had ever encountered – [Qrow]: were afraid of those silver-eyed warriors. [Qrow]: They were the best of the best. [Qrow]: It was said that even a single look from one of these fighters could strike a Grimm down. [Qrow]: It’s a ridiculous story. [Ruby]: But… you think that I might be… [Qrow]: Well… [Qrow]: A giant monster’s currently frozen on top of beacon tower. [Qrow]: And you’re here, safe in bed. [Ruby]: Wait… wait, how did you know what Ozpin said to me? [Ruby]: The night we met… [Qrow]: All those missions I go on, [Qrow]: all the times I’m away in some far off place… [Qrow]: It’s been for Ozpin. [Qrow]: But he’s missing now. [Qrow]: Something’s been set in motion… and with Oz gone, I’ll have to pick up where he left off. [Ruby]: Then what can I do? [Ruby]: If I’m so special, then I can help! Right? [Qrow]: You really wanna help? Get some rest. [Qrow]: You’re in no condition to go anywhere right now. [Qrow]: Besides, our enemy’s trail leads all the way to Haven. [Qrow]: That’d be quite a trip for a pipsqueak like you. [Qrow]: Catch ya later, kiddo. [Ruby]: Yang? [Yang]: Ruby. [Ruby]: I’m so glad you’re okay. [Yang]: But I’m not. [Yang]: It’s all gone. [Yang]: The school… [Yang]: Penny… [Yang]: Pyrrha [Yang]: And… [Ruby]: Yang, where are Weiss and Blake? [Yang]: Weiss’s father… came for her. [Ruby]: What? What do you mean? [Yang]: No one outside of Vale knows what happened here. [Yang]: Before the tower fell… [Yang]: The last thing people saw was Atlas attacking innocent people and Grimm destroying the city. [Yang]: Everyone’s scared. [Yang]: No one knows who to trust. [Yang]: So Weiss’s father came to take her back to Atlas, where he thinks it’s safe. [Yang]: She’s gone. [Ruby]: What about- [Yang]: And Blake ran! [Yang]: Sun saw her go. [Yang]:. After we got to the city… she just… ran! [Ruby]: But… why? [Yang]: I don’t know. [Yang]: And I don’t care. [Ruby]: There has to be a reason she- [Yang]: No, there doesn’t! [Yang]: Sometimes bad things just happen, Ruby! [Ruby]: So what do we do now? [Yang]: You can do whatever you want. [Yang]: I’m gonna lie here. [Ruby]: Yang… [Yang]: Just leave me alone. [Ruby]: *softly* I love you. [Jaune]: Hey. [Ruby]: Hey, Jaune. [Ruby]: Haven’s a long way to go. [Jaune]: I know. [Jaune]: But it’s the only lead we have. [Ruby]: And you’re sure you wanna come along? [Ren]: The journey will be perilous, and whether we’ll find answers at the end is entirely uncertain. [Nora]: But we wouldn’t be here if we weren’t up for it. [Ruby]: Then let’s get started. [Narrator]: “A smaller, more honest soul.” [Narrator]: It’s true that a simple spark can ignite hope. [Narrator]: Breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. [Narrator]: The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind’s greatest attribute. [Narrator]: Which is why… [Narrator]: I will focus all of my power… [Narrator]: to snuff it out. [Narrator]: How does it feel? [Narrator]: Knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing. [Narrator]: That your guardians have failed you. [Narrator]: That everything you’ve built, will be torn down before your very eyes. [Narrator]: Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. [Narrator]:When banded together, unified by a common enemy… [Narrator]: they are a noticeable threat. [Narrator]: But divide them… [Narrator]: Place doubt into their minds. [Narrator]: And any semblance of power they once had will wash away. [Narrator]: Of course, they won’t realize it at first. [Narrator]: Like you, they’ll cling to their fleeting hope. [Narrator]: Their aspirations. [Narrator]: But this is merely the first move. [Narrator]: So you send your guardians… your huntsmen and huntresses. [Narrator]: And when they fail and you turn to your smaller soul, [Narrator]: know that you send her to the same, pitiful demise. [Mysterious Woman]: This is the beginning of the end, Ozpin. [Mysterious Woman]: And I can’t wait to watch you burn. *”Divide” – Jeff and Casey Williams (rock)* ♪ Instrumental ♪ ♪ Does it feel good? ♪ ♪ Knowing you tried? ♪ ♪ Knowing that all that remains ♪ ♪ Is the slow, cold, brutal death ♪ ♪ Of the fools that will all die in vain ♪ ♪ How does it feel? ♪ ♪ Knowing your efforts will fail ♪ ♪ All that you’ve built will be torn down ♪ ♪ The hope of your people assailed ♪ ♪ Send your guardians, they will fail ♪ ♪ Legends and heroes will crumble and fall ♪ ♪ You will not prevail ♪ ♪ When allied together ♪ ♪ A threat men display ♪ ♪ Divide them with doubt ♪ ♪ It will all wash away ♪ ♪ One spark can incite their hope ♪ ♪ And ignite the hearts of their weary souls ♪ ♪ I will extinguish that flame ♪ ♪ Instrumental ♪ ♪ Form your armies ♪ ♪ Dream your dreams ♪ ♪ Make your plans and plot your schemes ♪ ♪ Send your fighters one and all ♪ ♪ Then in battle watch them fall ♪ ♪ Instrumental ♪ ♪ It was you who ended their lives ♪ ♪ Made them to dig their own graves ♪ ♪ With your dark, sick, cruel design ♪ ♪ Convinced them their world could be saved ♪ ♪ Have you no shame? ♪ ♪ Signing them up for your war ♪ ♪ Trained them to fight what they can’t beat ♪ ♪ Your sins are what they’ll pay for ♪ ♪ Sacrifice them for your needs ♪ ♪ Slaughter is coming ♪ ♪ The end drawing near ♪ ♪ You’ll regret your deeds ♪ ♪ Legends and fairy tails scattered in time ♪ ♪ Maidens and Kingdoms wrapped up in a lie ♪ ♪ These children you mislead ♪ ♪ You’ll watch them all bleed ♪ ♪ Strength will not bring victory ♪ ♪ Divide them ♪ ♪ Tear them apart ♪ ♪ Sever the trust it will strangle their hearts ♪ ♪ Inside them ♪ ♪ Plant seeds of doubt ♪ ♪ Hope will be smothered ♪ ♪ They’ll turn on each other ♪ ♪ Hatred will sprout ♪ ♪ Suspicion and doubt ♪ ♪ Friendships deny ♪ ♪ While allegiances die ♪ ♪ The taste will be sweet ♪ ♪ When you get what you’ve earned ♪ ♪ And I’ll watch you burn ♪ *”Cold” – Jeff and Casey Williams (soft piano)* ♪ Instrumental ♪ ♪ I never felt ♪ ♪ That it was wise ♪ ♪ To wish too much ♪ ♪ To dream too big ♪ ♪ Would only lead ♪ ♪ To being crushed ♪ ♪ Then I met you ♪ ♪ You weren’t afraid ♪ ♪ Of anything ♪ ♪ You taught me how ♪ ♪ To leave the ground ♪ ♪ To use my wings ♪ ♪ I never thought a hero ♪ ♪ Would ever come my way ♪ ♪ But more than that ♪ ♪ I never thought you’d be taken away ♪ ♪ Now it’s cold without you here ♪ ♪ It’s like winter lasts all year ♪ ♪ But your star’s still in the sky ♪ ♪ So I won’t say goodbye ♪ ♪ I don’t have to say goodbye ♪

100 thoughts on “RWBY Volume 3, Chapter 12: End of the Beginning | Rooster Teeth

  1. "When it falls" and "Divide" sounds like that creepy girl at the end's break up song with Ozpin. And captions, it's fairy tale, not fairy tail, unless you're actually talking about tails.

    Also thank you comments(or curious dumb me for reading them) since V01 Ch01 for spoiling the tragic fates of the characters here. Didn't dilute the shock of the tragedy that much though. It's just like what Cinder said about a show still staying exciting even after you already know the story, or something to that effect.

    Cheers RT for this volume hope the next ones are going to be on par if not more enjoyable.

    And of course to Mr. Oum, Salutations and Congratulations on achieving Immortality.

  2. Cinder is kind of underwhelming to be honest.. like I get that this isn't like Dragon Ball where the villain can easily destroy solar systems, but Pyrrha has been at beacon for less than a year and she was already close to being an even match to Cinder. I know that Pyrrha is a prodigy, but Ozpin didn't seem to be able to hold up much of a fight and he's literally the headmaster of school / leader of all the schools. I don't know I feel like team rwby and jnpr are already way too powerful and the "power-scaling" feels a little off.

  3. Phyrra….I still cried at this…I mean it teaches me a lot about perseverance, determination,friendship….but damn….I cant keep my emotions up

  4. yo i know im late for this train…but i never expected all of this happen…yeah.. I NEVER expected a show that i think so childish turn out like THIS

  5. At this point I'm wondering… what if jaune has a super special thing like he is the descendent of the dude that gave the 4 girls their power and ends up fixing everyone and healing everyone? Cuz ruby has a speed power, Weiss has summon, Blake has shadow clone jutsu, and yang has super saiyan

  6. 20:29, huh, weird narration. At this moment we began to wonder why the narrator began speaking in the first person, and start talking like a villain.

  7. Just a thought on Cinder and Ruby’s powers. What if Cinder has powers gained from the pool of darkness while the silver eyes are a by product of some distant ancestor using the pool of light.

  8. Yeesh pyrrah is so strong. All that potential.
    I really hope the opposites attract theory is true and that John actually has polarity too.

  9. I can’t believe they foreshadowed Phyrra’s death in her fricken NAME! Phyrra, like phyric victory, meaning a victory where you lose more than you win. Crazy

  10. just thinking how much this reminds me of harry potter you've got the school setting where they learn "magic" you've got a chamber in the basement that no one knows about you've got the badass uncle who is possibly the best and strongest character you've got the strongest student that ends up dying to the big baddy and a coming of age journey

    not saying I don't love RWBY just thought it was funny how much they have in common

  11. I started watching this series thinking it was a super light-hearted fun-loving kind of thing. I didn’t sign up for this wild roller coaster of emotions 😭😭

  12. When I first saw this, I cried out aloud when Pyrra died. She was my favorite character, second only to Ruby herself.

  13. how come i dont see rwby in this at all like i only see more of other people then here.
    i know that rwby is the main character in this!!!
    how come rwby dose not fall in love in this but the other girls do?
    she can just meat someone from here old school or somthing like that
    if we are now seeing her that much then dont call this rwby
    next time do a beter job then this ok.
    sometimes i forget that rwby is in this story!!!like come on

  14. This right here is proof that Cinder just crutches on maiden power. She almost lost against a nerd armed with nothing but clock pieces and a stabby boi.

  15. I love how even the title sequence emphasizes 'Misery and Pain for all', because that's how this volume ends, and every one after it. xD TT

  16. Ok Pyrrha is my favorite character and Juane and ozpin and Qrow are basically the only characters I like so I don’t think I’ll be watching the rest of the show. The art is great and the writing is unique but it’s just not for me

  17. The ending song😭😭😭Monty is missed so much in the RT Community. I know he’s looking down on us and watching RWBY with the angels.

  18. I'd really like a couple flashbacks pointing to right after Ruby used her eyes, like Blake disappearing, them looking for Pyrrha and Ruby, stuff like that.

  19. Is no one going to talk about Sun actually sounding like a team leader for the first time at 2:58 ? He’s always been this goofy comic relief character who happened to help Blake with her arc but never really struck me as a leader type until that moment.

  20. Okay so team RWBY lost three members making it team R

    And team JNPR lost one member

    But now the remaining three people from team JNPR are traveling with Ruby so together they form

    TEAM RJNR

    Actually nevermind it doesn’t sound good

  21. Well very well played with pyrha's arc binge watching and just finished volume 3 and i hope to have some more unexpected deaths in coming seasons and no i'm not a psychopath

  22. Pyrrah: Ms. Fall I don't feel so good!
    Cinder: 😛 you should, that was my intention.
    Pyrrah (while disintegrating): F*cking Biiiiii…

  23. Looking back, Ozpin vs Cinder is probably the most badass fight of all. We see two superpowers go toe to toe in the final showdown, it helps that this is Ozpin’s only fight scene in the entire series, and the fact that most of the fight are black screens so you can imagine how 2 of the most strongest people fight

  24. I’m so upset seeing a character getting their limb(s) severed. Not only that but she passes out from it too, like wtf

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