Volume 5, Chapter 5: Necessary Sacrifice

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 5: Necessary Sacrifice

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • Klorix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 hours ago

    Blake's so cute. I just love her earmotions.

    Man, that's some unpleasant development.

  • b9006

    2 days ago

    Does anyone care that Blake might get kidnapped by Adam, or I'm I just overreacting? 

    I give ppl permission to yell at me in the comments because I think I'm just freaking out way to much. I also loved that we got some crazy Adam in the episode! Thank you for dealing with my stupidity, and have a good viewing!

  • ThatGuyWynters

    2 days ago

    Did anyone else see SILVER in Ilia's EYES?!?!?!

  • animamike

    3 days ago

    When Ruby said Penny's line i just got hit by the feels like a brick.

    • someconch357 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      so did she lol

  • StayWise FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Wow, I only just noticed something very interesting about the chameleon girl.

    • Klorix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 hours ago

      Care to share?

  • fb_1930515490522053

    3 days ago

    Anyone else having problems with the video bugging out and looping on random sections?

  • ayyyitzcollin

    4 days ago

    This episode was honestly really boring. Needs more fighting, the only big fighting scene was when Yang beat up all of those guys.

    • b9006

      2 days ago

      I guess it wasn't the most interesting episode, but we did learn some valuable information.

  • theduckofwar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Corsac's voice has an odd...echoey effect. I wonder if the recording software did that. he sounds like he's speaking through a tupperware container.

  • jYjrNiceGuy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    ohhhhh shit.....hmmmmmmm. immediately got chocked up from the keep moving forward line....fucking hell. I can't even imagine.

  • ironlotus1997

    5 days ago

    When Oscar is ready he will be COMBAT READY!! (I have always wanted to say that)

  • Abarr159 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Kinda weird that some of the stalls in the marketplace are in the water. Even stranger that the woman in the long skirt is just standing in the water up to her waist. Just sayin, need to at least match the costume/clothing to the situation.

  • quietobserversiena

    5 days ago

    Ozpin ships Ruby and Oscar LOL! “She really is a remarkable woman, ISNT SHE OSCAR?”

  • AnthonyD1123

    6 days ago

    Hey Erin, can I get a link to that high-res painting?

  • qrows

    6 days ago

    Blake&Sun and Qrow plan the same thing 

  • qrows

    6 days ago

    *SPOIL ALERT* 

  • _rwby_rose

    6 days ago

    HOLY SH*T WATER FAUNUS AND WINGED FAUNUS!! SO GLAD THAT'S CANNON NOW!!

  • Wheatbro101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    where is the next episode it should of been released 39 mins ago tf

    • phosphorussolstice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      It’s out just refresh the page

  • phosphorussolstice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I’m just waiting for the next episode should be out soon :D

    • hammerheadz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      15 minutes ago i got an email saying a new episode is out but I still don’t see it. :(

  • qrows

    6 days ago

    Somebody know when it will come on youtube ?

    • cplatkins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Today

  • YamiJay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold This is me...

    6 days ago

    Ruby's speach about Phyra and Penny had me in tears! It got even worst when she said "Keep moving forward."

    • shadoraion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Ikr. Reminds me of that slow bit in the full version of “Let’s just live”

  • vettinaj

    6 days ago

    impatiently impatient thats what i am

  • qrows

    6 days ago

    I hope in this volume, Raven will talk about the past when she was in STRQ and the truth how Summer died like they were fighting Salem on a last mission. Remember that Hazel said that they already fight against silver eyed warriors. It will be a good thing to advance in this plot .

    • kaikobaobei FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      And then maybe because of Qrow’s semblance she injured herself and Salem got the upper hand and Summer died. Thus Raven losing her trust in her brother, losing her trust in Ozpin about how everything would be alright, losing her faith in humanity and Tai. Just a thought

    • qrows

      6 days ago

      it would explain why Qrow took Ruby under his wings because it was his fault and Ozpin is just a person who use anothers to achieve his goal

    • Avlis546 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Lol nope

  • WindowsRules

    1 week ago

    Beautifully animated as always

  • lemonzz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Uh could ozpin be that dude who gave the maidens their powers? Cause like, oscar grew up on a farm, and that’s how he was introduced. Idk, it’s a bit suspicious.

  • Dynamo_Tinit

    1 week ago

    "combat ready in no time" INSTANT TEARS!!!!! PEEEENNNNNYYYYY

  • Ollygwyn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I'm just waiting for ruby to learn wat her silver eyes can do already

  • iris_2312

    1 week ago

    I've been thinking....Adam kinda reminds me of Anakin Skywalker. It' definitely not a 100% similarity but that's who I think of when I consider Adam. I really hope we get his back story soon, I know there has to be more to him than all that anger and blood lust...but I could be wrong, if so that would be very disappointing because I feel like they could do so much with his character.

    • Nlansley10

      1 week ago

      My guess is that he was more complex in the past, but he went down a road that led to this spiteful personality.

  • spicygurlgwen

    1 week ago

    OMG AVIAN FAUNUS!!!

  • SpectraWarrior FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Ruby is a strong young woman, both in emotions and will, but it is nice to see Ruby mention Pyrrha and Penny by name in her dialogue with Oscar. As a leader: She has to lead her friends and comrades into battle. There is little time to open up on the battlefield about your emotions. But in the safety of their home in Mistral: Ruby can finally talk about the sadness, that has been building up in her since Volume 3's conclusion, with another person.


    It was nice to hear Blake talk about her sisters in arms. And the way she describes Ruby as "purity" may add some insight why Blake never spoke with Ruby one on one after their first night at Beacon. Perhaps Blake sees a bit of her younger self in Ruby, and simply does not want to jade her leader's world view of wanting to give everyone their happy ending.

    • divinitasx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      In terms of Blake not seeking a conversation with Ruby I think similar. But maybe it wasn't as much her not wanting to jade Ruby's views but her realising that she most likely wouldn't be able to change her way of seeing things. Ruby is extremely positive and is a very forward thinking person and perhaps Blake just didn't want to deal with that at this time because she was still trying to come to terms with her leaving Adam behind while trying to figure out who she wants to be. And on that topic she could have also been overwhelmed by her open and honest personality, not entirely being able to identify with her in some way or other like she did with Weiss and Yang through similar hardships.

      Because it is easy to be angry at a certain party when you are only confronted with the negative side but Ruby is just that bright light and would have been a possible enemy for Blake if she would have followed Adam so mabe guilt was also involved a bit.

  • Blackhills

    1 week ago

    I've started watching Blake's ears when she talks. Good on the CRWBY for putting emotion into them instead of just having them pointing straight up the entire time

  • risgord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Risgord

    1 week ago

    Adam is reaching levels of edge I didn't think possible!

    • EquinoxTheHunter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Equinox

      1 week ago

      Which is edgier?  Adam, or his sword?  By now I cannot tell

  • msween007

    1 week ago

    CAN EVERYONE JUST MEET UP ALREADY!! I don’t want it to be rushed, but. Come on we all know it’s gonna happen anyway.

  • JirotheCyborg

    1 week ago

    You just had to remind me about Penny, bring her back already..Please.

  • CrimsonBarbatos

    1 week ago

    God Adam is so uninteresting to me. He's just angry. All. The. Time. There's no intelligence from him, no character development when so much of it's happening with each of the other characters, and just... nothing. He's a angry man with a sword. (Shakes head)  All other real villains are ashamed to be in the same character group as him 

    • risgord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Risgord

      1 week ago

      Thank you! He is easily one of the worst characters in the show in terms of character and acting. Yet for some reason whenever I bring the topic up I cause a shit storm.

    • starkiller762

      1 week ago

      I think that’s the point. He’s so one dimensional that he has no other side. He represents what the white fang is becoming. Just like Blake said, he is spite. There’s no rationality, no thought, just unfounded spite.

    • divinitasx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I disagree after this episode. I think his holo-message showed that he isn't "just" that one dimensional character but it is rather a trait he took upon himself to reach his goal and lost himself in. Going by his gestures Blake did leave a dent in his mind, also with his mentioning of grief and the fact that he doesn't just want her killed but caught alive and brought before him.
      I just really hope we get a glimpse in his backstory, maybe during an end battle thing against Blake.

    • JesseStubbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I think it's intentional.. it leaves room for a twist if people think they have him figured out.

    • Omegafire18

      1 week ago

      Pretty sure that's the point imo. He used to legitimately believe what he preached, but now his spite has consumed him, and he's the ultimate example of what the WF is becoming, and why it's terrible

      ^He doesn't need to be a fully fleshed-out, or even interesting, character to make that point.

  • zerix26

    1 week ago

    Wait! There are Aquatic Faunus? And WINGED Faunus?!? This is a shock! Also, so help me, if they kill off Sun, I'm gonna' lose it! 

    • cybertronguy98

      1 week ago

      Sun wont die anytime soon, Ghira and Kali though im worried about. the ONE good set of parents we have in this show they can't just kill them. 

    • kaikobaobei FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      @cybertronguy98

      I think Ghira is in the most trouble here. He is the symbol of the people and the spokesperson. He is one of the key members of the White Fang.


      Because of that he is in more trouble than Blake, Kali and Sun are. He is not a fighter or a trained hunter. He is middle aged leaning towards old. He is lovable and wise and holds influence and power but only in the peaceful sense and of respect. Blake is a huntress, she can fight her own battles as can Sun. Kali still has space like the two youngsters to grow in personality and character development. Ghira is already a fullyfunctional character of his own - i think he is in the most trouble. Blake and Sun and her mother will try their best to fend off Ilia and other assassins that attempt to kill Ghira. But i feel that when all is quiet and Ghira says loving and kind words with purpose and adoration to his wife and daughter and maybe even acknowledged his likeness for Sun and the bond (whatever that may between him and blake) then i feel that time will slow down and he will die to a short quick action. Similar to when Qrow was injected with poison but this time the consequences will be so much more dire. Because lof Ghira’s death blake will find that motivation to chalenge the White Fang’s new leader and take it back for herself along with Sun and Kali will do everything in her power to thoroughly support her daughter unti the endmaybe she will die later down the line too but not in the assassination part but maybe at a another attempt on Blake’s or Sun’s Life


      I feel like this Season is mainly focusing on the Yang and Blake’s aspect of the character arc. Meanwhile Volume 4 mainly focused on Weiss and Ruby’s.

  • rasenshot

    1 week ago

    Eyy mah boi Nick Landis aka Lanipator from TFS got a role here. That's nice.

  • manishy

    1 week ago

    Ilya has silver eyes.

    • bigfatcarp93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Your cheese. Give it.

      1 week ago

      No. Weird lighting. Her eyes are greyish blue.

  • stgeorgee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lilly Dumplings

    1 week ago

    I am a quick fangirl for Rose Garden, but this episode really went in three phases. Possible relationship, good friends, possible relationship. But Im gonna be honest right now, right here.... When Oz was saying how incredible she is.. <3333333333333333

    • ravenwings111 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Oscar definitely seems to like her. The look on his face when she enters the room, and then how he idolizes her after their chat...


      I think RoseGarden is in the future.

    • cybertronguy98

      1 week ago

      i still think Ozpin needs to fade away so it's just Oscar before RoseGarden can happen. do i like Ruby and Oscar, yeah but Ozpin makes it weird.

  • scullyv2

    1 week ago

    "keep moving forward" - seeing Ruby say Monty Oum famous quote... teared up a little.

    • kaikobaobei FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Oh no throughout the whole scene i was just allowing the tears to fall.


      First with Penny’s “combat ready” line = tears

      Next Oscar’s much needed mental breakdown = tears

      Then Ruby talking about the death of Pyrrha = tears

      Then Ruby talking about the murder of Penny for the sake of a point = more tears

      Followed by Ruby using Monty Oum’s famous quote = heavy tears

      Finally to top it all off with Ozpin saying that she is remarkable and Oscar agreeing = happy mixed with sad tears


      Conclusion: i am a mess and drowning in in my own puddle of tears. Help

  • D_Babz

    1 week ago

    "Keep moving forward" oh come on RT, stop kicking ours feels in the balls with Monty tributes (actually dont stop, but geez the feels cant take it)

  • DankPingu

    1 week ago

    STOP, I CAN'T HANDLE THE FUCKING FEELS.

  • ythgir

    1 week ago

    I need a Jaune episode right about now! 

    He's actually one of my favorite characters... He needs more screen time! 


    • cybertronguy98

      1 week ago

      he and Ruby definitely need more character development. 

  • careychang2c

    1 week ago

    What's the significance of the painting the Fennec Brothers are worshipping? I still don't understand why people work with Salem. My rationale is that if she wins, humanity loses, and some of them are human.

    • Sadpandabyrd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I still don't get who she is. Did I miss something last season or some introduction of her character? I feel like all of a sudden people just started saying her name with no character being like "Hey, Salem is behind this and this is who she is and we think she wants this (but then hints of what she might actually want in some other scene idk)."


      Edit: I remember her being introduced visually and being Cinder's boss etc., I meant any character being like "hey yeah Salem is behind this." I remember the fight with Tyrian and Ruby asking if he worked for Cinder but it just kept feeling like there was no distinct point where they were like "Okay, us good guys finally know who the baddie behind all this really is" (meanwhile the audience has known for a bit).

    • luminedracone

      1 week ago

      @Sadpandabyrd

      Visually, she introduced at the end of the last chapter of Volume 3 as the big bad behind Cinder and was seen a few times throughout Volume 4 where it is shown she is cpable of controlling Grimm. She was also the narrator at the very beginning of Volume 1 Chapter 1. Her goal is to gather the four Relics and use their powers to remake the world in her imagine. In order to get the Relics, she needs the powers of the four Maidens, who are the only ones capable of unlocking the containment units holding each relic. As for her history, all we know so far is that Ozpin failed to stop her from doing the exact same thing during his first life, and is now cursed to have his soul merge with a like-minded person everytime he dies so that he can continue his quest to stop her once and for all. This means that she is either a body jumper like Ozpin or that she has managed to live thousands of years. What she is, no one exactly knows.


    • callmegross

      1 week ago

      @Sadpandabyrd

      I too was surprised to hear Ruby talk about Salem. I have a vague recollection that Qrow gave the backstory a few episodes back and/or last season, but it still felt a bit off. All she knows is Cinder and it's weird---as we haven't witnessed much of her processing the new information about Salem---for her to practically disregard Cinder and talk only about Salem. I haven't done a re-watch of volume 4 though before starting this volume so maybe I'm just forgetting stuff.


      EDIT: thank you, @luminedracone. Now I recall. Should have done that re-watch...

    • luminedracone

      1 week ago

      @callmegross

      Ruby finds out about Salem from Tyrian when they first met and she insulted him by thinking that he was working for Cinder. It was during the talk that Qrow gave her and the others that they find out the basic info concerning Salem.

    • Sadpandabyrd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Essentially, I was asking for whether there has been any point where Qrow or any character has sat down the good guys and been like "Hey, we are fighting Salem and she can control the Grimm and she is the one behind all of this and who we are defending Haven Academy from."


      Because even in Episode 6 Blake and Weiss were surprised to hear from Raven who Salem was and all that info.

  • XerofireGaming

    1 week ago

    Was Ruby saying “combat ready” a funny nod to the new board game? Or a reference to Penny and I should be feeling sad right now?

    • NYCowboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

      1 week ago

      Reference to Penny

  • petch123

    1 week ago

    ITS A DRAGON FAUNUS!!!

  • Newagesage

    1 week ago

    Is it just me or was the audio quality very poor for that one White Fang guy? Sounds like it was recorded on a different grade of mic than the regular ones.

  • Yawnski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Not only is Adam a complete megalomaniac psychopath, but he clearly thinks that Blake is his toy. Whatever else he has planned for her, it’s gonna be ugly. I wouldn’t put anything past him.

  • thefancysquid97

    1 week ago

    I JUST REALIZED ILIA HAS SILVER EYES

    • smmk118

      1 week ago

      WAIT THAT'S ACTUALLY SOMETHING OF POTENTIALLY VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE???!!!1

    • JARichmond FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I saw them as a shade of blue but, looking at other episodes, perhaps they can change colors like her skin.

  • grifman275 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I have a feeling Ilia might not go through with the plan, or at least, make it appear she did. I have a feeling she will have them fake their deaths.

    • cybertronguy98

      1 week ago

      hopefully, i dont want Ghira and Kali to die. like we have one character with good parents, sure Tai is great but Summer is dead and Raven wins deadbeat mom of the year award.

  • sasuaye

    1 week ago

    I’m so done with these ads agh let me see my rwby honestly it’s getting out of hand though like i’ve tried at least 12 times and i still can’t watch the episode because of these dumb pop ups :/

    • aj-tristan

      1 week ago

      Really?i haven’t gotten any pop ups...like ever

    • sushilover25

      1 week ago

      I haven't received the pop ups, try installing AdBlocker

    • scoutnando

      1 week ago

      I dont have adblocker and I havent gotten a single ad..