|“||This world's been around for a long time, long enough that people have created dozens of gods. But if you believe Ozpin, two of them are actually real.||„|
|~ Qrow Branwen telling team RNJR about the Gods.|
The God of Light is the overarching protagonist in the American web cartoon RWBY and, by extension, its manga adaptation/prequel and video game. He is also one of the creators of humanity.
He is voiced by Chase McCaskill.
The story of the God of Light and the God of Darkness is a religion within RWBY, though several prominent characters such as Ozpin and Qrow Branwen believe it is true.
In the beginning of Remnant, there existed two deities: a pair of brothers. The older brother was the God of Light, and the younger was the God of Darkness. The older brother took great pleasure in creating forces of life, light, and prosperity in the world. The younger brother hated these creations and would create forces of destruction, death, and darkness to remove his brother's creations from the world. However, life always prospered.
In an extreme attempt to finally rid Remnant of life, the God of Darkness created the Creatures of Grimm to help him destroy everything that the God of Light had made. After the Grimm were created, the God of Light decided that their feud would continue no further. He defeated his brother, then proposed that they make one final creation together, one that share their ideals and views. The God of Darkness agreed, and together they made humanity, which was capable of both creation and destruction. They also gave humanity the ability to choose, and the ability to gain the knowledge to make the choices.
Before the gods abandoned Remnant, they left behind physical manifestations of the four gifts they bestowed upon humanity: choice, knowledge, creation, and destruction. If any were to collect them all, they could alter the world as they see fit. These relics are the desired goal for the villainous Salem, though her intentions with them are currently unknown.
In Volume 5, Ozpin explains that the gods cursed him with immortality for failing to stop Salem in the past. Every time he dies, his soul moves into a like-minded individual, and he eventually takes control of them, gaining their thoughts and abilities while also remembering his past memories.
- The story of the two deity brothers came to Miles Luna while he was trying to sleep one night. It was his first major contribution to RWBY since he joined Monty Oum and Kerry Shawcross in planning the show.