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I'm not perfect! Not yet. But I'm still leagues better than you.
~ Weiss, responding to Ruby's criticisms of her
You don't have a clue! None of you do! You're all just standing around, talking about nothing: worrying about your hair, your money, your stupid problems that don't mean anything!
~ Weiss, scolding the Altesian elite for their arrogance.
I'm not siding with anyone. I'm doing what I feel is right, and that does not include wasting my time up here with these clueless people in Atlas. The Schnee family legacy isn't yours to leave. It's mine, and I'll do it as a Huntress.
~ Weiss, to her father.

Weiss Schnee is one of the titular protagonists of the American animated webseries RWBY, its Japanese manga adaptation/prequel, comic book, and video game. She is a Huntress, member of Team RWBY, and the former heiress to the Schnee Dust Company.

She is voiced by Kara Eberle. Her singing voice is provided by Casey Lee Williams.


Weiss is a pale-skinned young woman with pale blue eyes and long white hair that is often pulled back into an off-center ponytail or braid on the right side and pinned with a silver, icicle-shaped tiara. She stands at 5' 3" (1.6 meters) in heels. And at 4' 11" (1.4 meters) without heels. A scar runs vertically down her left eye and face, gained during her battle against an Arma Gigas in the "White" Trailer.

Original Outfit (Volumes 1-3)

She wears a thigh-length strapless dress with a faint color gradation from white to pale blue at the hem. A small piece of black lace sits in the front of her neckline and the hem of the dress is scalloped and stitched to resemble snowflakes, with layers of white tulle under the skirt. Over this she wears a bell sleeved bolero with the same color gradation as her dress from shoulder to wrist, lined in red and with a ruffled collar. On the back of the bolero is the Schnee Crest.

She also wears a small apple pendant on a silver chain and thin, rectangular silver earrings. Her boots are white, wedged heeled and higher at the back than the front. They have a small silver decoration across the top of the foot and are lined in red. A thin white sash is tied around her waist with a pouch attached to the back.

In her character short for Volume 5, she wears the same outfit except her ponytail is centered.


Weiss' pajamas consist of a faded blue nightgown with short sleeves and white trim and displays the Schnee Crest on the upper-right chest. She also wears her hair down.

Alternate Outfit (SnowPea)

During the events of "A Minor Hiccup" and "Painting the Town...", Weiss wears an alternate outfit codenamed "Snowpea".

This outfit consists of a white, double-breasted jacket with black piping, cuffs and buttons over a white, pleated full skirt with black lace trim. She also wears a pair of white, thigh high boots with black heels and lace-topped black stockings.


During the Beacon Dance, Weiss wears a short, white, sleeveless dress with cutouts on both sides of her waist. The yoke of the dress is translucent mesh, and she also wears white pumps.


Weiss wears the same uniform as every other girl attending Beacon Academy, consisting of brown shoes, red tartan skirt, white blouse with maroon trim and thin red bow, a brown vest with gold buttons, and maroon blazer with gold trim, alongside black socks reaching to mid-calf.

Post-Timeskip (Volume 4-6)

After the timeskip following the Fall of Beacon, her new design includes a short, glittering dress with a color gradation of blue to pale blue at the hem, a sweetheart neckline, and a white, tulle petticoat.

A white ribbon is wrapped multiple times around her waist, and over the outfit is worn a slightly sheer long-sleeved blue shrug fastened at the collar with a large sapphire broach that has three pendants dangling from it. Printed on the back of the shrug is the Schnee Crest. Completing her attire are dark blue wedge heels and sapphire drop earrings.

She also has an alternate/occasional outfit, which follows the same design as her standard attire except for the skirt, which is floor length and split to her thigh on one side, and she wears chunky heels instead. The white ribbon has been removed from her waist, and she wears her hair and earrings in the same style, albeit her ponytail has grown out, now roughly reaching her knees.

While traveling through Argus Weiss also wears a red scarf

Atlas (Volume 7)

In her arrival to Atlas, Her hair's now braided, grown out her bangs, and styled to make her face framed closely. She wore a sleeveless pale blue dress with a deep red lining and a bow fixture, alongside a two diamond-shaped pieces hanging around the hem, over near a white diagonal hemmed and strapeless dress. Above her appearance, she wore a a vivid blue shrug with a collar, puffy sleeves and on the left of the sleeve has a Schnee emblem, fastened by a blue and silver strap which is outlined. She also wore a part of gloves that are dark blue colored with a silver top trim surrounding the red gem on top. She also wears a light blue, corset styled belt along with three white belts around her waist, even with a medium-sized pouch attached to the lowest belt and a another one attached to the middle. She also wore long wedge-heel boots with a white frill detailing on the top front with a grayish blue coloring on her toes and navy wedge heels. In addition to her appearance, she wears a pair of ruby earrings that matched her icicle tiara.


After a while, I saw Weiss was defiance.
~ Blake to Sun, on what word Weiss personifies in "Necessary Sacrifice".

Monty Oum has said that everything has been decided for Weiss in her life, and because of it, she is a bit of a rebel. This manifests itself in her physical appearance as she wears her ponytail to the side of her head, disrupting the symmetry of the rest of her outfit. When Professor Port states that Weiss has received everything she wanted in life, she responds that it is not entirely true, thinking of her father’s attitude. She takes pride in her name and the company, though, as seen when she first meets Blake Belladonna, when she discusses it with her team in Mountain Glenn, and when she confronts her father over it.

Considering the lyrics of her leitmotif "Mirror Mirror", it is very likely that Weiss felt lonely throughout her life, which translated into a cold nature. Constant attacks by the White Fang added heavy strain to her life, explaining her often difficult personality. After warming up to people, she places a great deal of trust in her friends and confides in them when she feels the need without abandoning her usual strict attitude.

According to her voice actress, Kara Eberle, Weiss is "nice but can also be a little bit bitchy." She is irritable and confident in her abilities, though also acknowledges her deficiencies and the need to hone her skills further. Her confidence in her skills and intellect often comes off as arrogance to others. This is also mentioned by Kara, who called her the "know-it-all" type of person who also can become best friends with her acquaintances.

Weiss takes her time at Beacon more seriously than her teammates, even taking notes when the topic is not related to the knowledge she seeks. She equates such dedication in the classroom with dedication in the field. Thus, she is annoyed at those who do not take things seriously, especially when it comes to becoming protectors against the Grimm. Weiss remains calm and tactical during encounters and mentally coaches herself. She is thoughtful and fights with precision and coordination.

After speaking with Professor Port, Weiss' attitude appears to change, as she takes his suggestion to "be the best person [she] can be" to heart. She opens up to Ruby, though she does not halt future criticisms. Weiss’ development carries into her whimsical and humorous side as she joins her team in a food fight against Team JNPR and a board game. In "Painting the Town...", Weiss attempts to joke but is met with negative criticism from Yang and Blake. Weiss also enjoys planning and participating in certain events, such as the Beacon Dance.

Weiss vows that as a Huntress, she will elevate the Schnee name from her father’s dishonor to it and put her desires behind others’ necessities. This solidifies in "Lessons Learned" when Weiss heeds her sister’s advice and removes her bindings from the SDC to discover more about herself.

After being retrieved from Beacon and flown home, Weiss is truly affected by the loss that happened during the Fall of Beacon. She becomes increasingly intolerant of the Atlesian lifestyle she grew up in, seeing it as superficial and ignorant. Her change of perspective is demonstrated by her hostility toward Henry Marigold’s insensitive and ignorant attitude about the charity event and her public outburst when a couple talks condescendingly about the destruction of Vale.

Weiss also becomes intimidated when anyone raises their voice in anger. This trait was first shown in "Taking Control", when she overheard an argument between her father and General Ironwood. It's also shown in "Known by its Song", when Yang snaps at her mother for mocking her family. The latter incident shows Weiss remaining on edge around Yang even after her anger subsides.

Views on the White Fang and Faunus

Due to the ongoing violence between the SDC and the White Fang terrorist group, Weiss despises the White Fang and shows a noticeable distrust of the Faunus at first. The White Fang's activities seem to have contributed to a difficult childhood for Weiss, for she had close ties with numerous people who were either killed by or disappeared because of the White Fang.

The fact that the White Fang have been consistently disrupting the SDC's activities has also led to Weiss' father being frequently angry, further worsening her childhood. She cites these events as having colored her views on both the White Fang and Faunus.

When Blake defends Sun Wukong’s criminal acts, Weiss makes many derogatory comments about him suggests he would likely join with the White Fang. However, shortly after the fight with Roman Torchwick, Weiss no longer cares about her argument with Blake, stating they are teammates and it changes nothing. Regardless, she states that she remains unsure of how she feels about Sun, although they are on friendlier terms as time passes. Weiss and the rest of her team keep Blake’s status as a Faunus a secret.

Weiss' hostility toward the Faunus downgrades considerably through her time at Beacon, as seen when she showed concern for Velvet Scarlatina and the rest of Team CFVY. She is even friendlier with Blake, having placed trust in her as well after fighting alongside Blake against the White Fang several times.

Powers and Abilities

As the heiress of the Schnee Dust Company, Weiss was raised from youth to strive to be the best in all she did, and combat was no exception. As a testament to her skills, Weiss was on the top ranking of the sparring class during the events of the Vytal Festival. Weiss can move quickly and is creative on the battlefield, particularly with Ice Dust.

Like many Huntsmen and Huntresses before her, Weiss has had her Aura unlocked, coating her body with a shield powered by her soul. As long as that shield remains, she cannot be wounded, although she can still feel pain when struck.

Weiss' combat style relies heavily on ricocheting off either surrounding surfaces or her glyphs, allowing her to take control of the fight by rapidly attacking from multiple angles to keep the enemy off balance. She has been seen utilizing this tactic with her Arma Gigas Summon, rapidly transporting it between glyphs to confuse and ambush the enemy in mid-strike.


Weiss' weapon of choice is Myrtenaster, a Multi-Action Dust Rapier. The rapier has a revolving chamber inside the guard, which has six slots in total, each of which contains a vial of powdered Dust. The revolving chamber is constantly stocked with red, cyan, purple, white, yellow, and blue Dust.

Weiss utilizes the Dust in combat, either in raw form or in conjunction with her Semblance to create various effects that suit the situation. When not using Myrtenaster as a Dust supplier, Weiss utilizes her speed to dodge attacks and her sword to deliver damage through quick thrusts that leave little room for counters. Her fighting style is heavily Dust reliant.


One of Weiss' most notable abilities is her Semblance, which allows her to create glyphs that can be used in a variety of ways: create a slippery platform to skate on at high speed, generate midair platforms to manipulate her trajectory in the air and perform limited Time Dilation that can speed up actions, to name a few.

With mastery, a Schnee also has the ability to summon avatars of the foes that they have defeated. In "Lessons Learned", Winter Schnee specifies that the summoned foe had to have caused the Schnee to push past who they were and become who they are now. In the episode "Heroes and Monsters", Weiss exhibits this ability once, as she unintentionally summons the arm of the Arma Gigas she defeated in "White Trailer" to protect Velvet Scarlatina. Nevertheless, she struggles to demonstrate this ability for a while, and she says "it's the only thing she's been having trouble with" to her sister. She can also summon an avatar of the Boarbatusk that she defeated in Peter Port's classroom, as demonstrated when she involuntarily summons it to attack a party guest who offended her in "Tipping Point". After being grounded following the incident, Weiss devotes her time to mastering the ability, eventually learning to fully Summon the Arma Gigas in "Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back". She can also cause her summons to teleport and use her glyphs as surfaces to jump off, as demonstrated in "Dread in the Air". She has also learned to fully summon a Queen Lancer she fought in "Dread in The Air".

In the series, Weiss' glyphs have appeared in a variety of colors for unknown reasons. Blue and white normal glyphs have been shown with the base ability to push whatever is within their influence. Black glyphs have the ability to pull whatever is within their influence, and they appear to involve the use of Gravity Dust, evidenced by Myrtenaster's Dust chamber revolving when Weiss makes the first black glyph in the "Volume 5 Weiss Character Short". The Time Dilation glyph has a gold-colored clock design and involves the use of Lightning Dust. Summon glyphs are white and have their own unique designs. In Volume 5, using fire Dust with her glyphs make them become a red-orange color.


Weiss frequently utilizes Dust and occasionally uses her Semblance to direct the movement and manifestation of it, such as in "Players and Pieces", where she does this to create a curved wall of ice between Ruby and the Death Stalker's stinger.

Weiss has shown a preference for Ice Dust, only switching types if it provides her with an advantage, such as using Wind Dust against sonic based attacks, or to create certain types of glyphs such as black or Time Dilation glyphs. She has used Ice Dust to trap enemies, create a trail to push enemies from a height, create a slippery sheet of ice and form pointed ice chunks to use as projectiles.


Weiss seems to have limited endurance, as seen in "The Emerald Forest", after Ruby and Weiss are forced to retreat from a pack of Beowolves after a forest fire; Weiss is shown to be panting in exhaustion while Ruby is still fully energized.

The biggest sign of her lack of endurance, however, is her inability to take heavy hits. Out of everyone on her team, she has been knocked out the most, such as by Nora Valkyrie with her watermelon hammer during the food fight, and the White Fang Lieutenant smashing her head into the ground.

Despite her glyphs' durability, they have been demonstrated to be breakable, such as when she summoned three black glyphs in an attempt to stop the cargo ship's crash: the ship was falling far too fast or was too heavy for her, causing them to be ripped apart as the ship fell through them.

While Weiss may be becoming more familiar with her Semblance's Summoning ability, larger summons like her Arma Gigas apparently take greater time and effort to manifest, as shown in her duel with Vernal, who kept interrupting Weiss' attempts to bring forth the sword-wielding warrior. This weakness was heavily exploited by Vernal.

Personal Abilities


What are you doing?! Do you have any idea of the damage you could have caused?!
~ Weiss, to Ruby Rose after having her luggage knocked over.
Aren't you a little young to be attending Beacon?
~ Weiss, to Ruby.
What are you, brain dead? Dust! Fire, water, lightning, energy!
~ Weiss, lecturing Ruby on Dust.
What? How dare!... The nerve of... Ugh!
~ Weiss, storming off after Blake Belladonna's insult on her family's company.
The Schnee Dust Company is not responsible for any injuries or damages sustained while operating a Schnee Dust Company product. Although not mandatory, the Schnee Family highly encourages their customers to read and familiarize themselves with this easy-to-follow guide to Dust application and practice in the field.
~ Weiss, explaining to Ruby the purpose of the "Dust for Dummies" pamphlet.
You really want to start making things up to me? Read this and don't ever speak to me again!
~ Weiss, suggesting to Ruby that she read a "Dust for Dummies" pamphlet.
She's a hazard to my health!
~ Weiss, telling Yang Xiao Long why she has a problem with Ruby.
Yeah! And we can paint our nails and try out clothes and talk about cute boys like tall, blond and... scraggly over there.
~ Weiss, responding to Ruby's offer to go shopping.
This will be perfect! The smartest girl in class combined with the strongest girl in class! Together we will be unstoppable! I can see it now - we'll be popular, we'll be celebrities, we'll get perfect grades! Nothing could come between us now!
~ Weiss' internal monologue, on her plans after partnering with Pyrrha Nikos.
She's on the cover of every Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes box!
~ Weiss, yelling at Jaune Arc after getting annoyed by his lack of knowledge about Pyrrha.
By no means does this make us friends.
~ Weiss, resigning to accept Ruby as her teammate.
I will not let my mission be delayed because you're too slow! I swear, if I get a bad grade because of your- what the?!
~ Weiss, complaining about being interrupted by Ruby.
You may be fast, but you still excel at wasting time!
~ Weiss, to Ruby, who just ran ahead.
Remember your training Weiss. Head up, shoulders back, right foot forward - not that forward! - slow your breathing, wait for the right time to strike, and... Now!
~ Weiss, preparing to attack a Beowolf.
You attacked out of turn! I could've killed you!
~ Weiss, complaining about Ruby's fighting style.
Well, congratulations on being the strongest child to sneak your way into Beacon. Bravo!
~ Weiss, to Ruby.
I know exactly where we're going! We're going... to... the forest temple!
~ Weiss, explaining to Ruby how she is not lost.
You are so childish. And dim-witted, and hyperactive, and don't even get me started on your fighting style. And I suppose, I can be a bit... difficult... but if we're going to do this, we're going to have to do this together. So if you quit trying to show off, I'll be... nicer.
~ Weiss, reconciling with Ruby.
You're fine.
~ Weiss, to Ruby.
What in the world is wrong with you?
~ Weiss, to Ruby after team leader woke her up.
What!? Did you say 9:00? It's 8:55, you dunce!
~ Weiss, on Ruby's time management skills.
What's wrong with me? What's wrong with you!? You're supposed to be leader! All you've been so far is a nuisance!
~ Weiss, questioning Ruby's leadership.
(Ruby:I thought you believed in acting as a team) Not a team led by you. I've studied, and trained, and quite frankly, I deserve better.
~ Weiss, giving Ruby a verbal slap across the face.
Ozpin made a mistake...
~ Weiss, believing that Ruby as a leader was a mistake.
So, you would just blindly accept his decision, even after seeing how exceptional I am?
~ Weiss, arguing with Peter Port.
(Professor Port:I see a girl before me who has spent her entire life getting exactly what she wanted) That's not even remotely true! Well... not entirely true.
~ Weiss, responding to Peter Port's criticism of her.
Good luck studying. That's wrong by the way!
~ Weiss, finally accepting Ruby as a leader.
I've always wanted bunk beds as a kid.
~ Weiss, telling Ruby about what she wanted as a kid.
The battle at Fort Castle!
~ Weiss, answering Bartholomew Oobleck's question.
No, you dunce! It means she has control over magnetism!
~ Weiss, explaining Pyrrha's Semblance to Ruby.
It's a combat skirt!
~ Weiss, responding to Blake's snark about wearing a dress.
I'm a victim! You want to know why I despise the White Fang? Why I don't particularly trust the Faunus? It's because they've been in war with my family for years. War as in actual bloodshed. My grandfather's company has had a target painted across its back for as long as I can remember. And ever since I was a child, I've watched family, friends disappear. Board members... executed. An entire train car full of Dust stolen. And every day, my father would come home furious. And that made for a very difficult childhood.
~ Weiss, on why she despises the White Fang.
No! You want to know why I despise the White Fang? It's because they are a bunch of liars, thieves, and murderers!
~ Weiss, on the White Fang.
A member of the White Fang! Right underneath our noses!
~ Weiss, on Blake's true self.
...the innocent never run, Yang.
~ Weiss, about Blake running away.
Stop! Do you have any idea of how long we've been searching for you? Twelve hours. That means I've had twelve hours to think about this. And in that twelve hours, I've decided...I don't care.
~ Weiss, telling Blake she doesn't care about her past.
I don't want to hear it. I only want to know the next time that something this big comes up, you come to your teammates. And not some... someone else.
~ Weiss, showing her support to Blake.
I'm still not quite sure about how I feel about you!
~ Weiss, to Sun Wukong.
Did you steal my binder?
~ Weiss, accusing Ruby of taking her binder.
Fear the almighty power of my forces! Cower as they pillage your homes, and weep as they take your children from your very arms!
~ Weiss, during the card game.
I hate this game of emotions we play.
~ Weiss, after her armies is destroyed by Yang.
Don't touch me!
~ Weiss' response to Ruby hugging her, in spite of hugging Ruby back.
No, no, no, yes.
~ Weiss, on Jaune's date invitation.
Yeah, I guess she really made our plans... fall apart!
~ Weiss, making a pun after the battle.
All my life, boys have only cared about the perks of my last name. Besides, I already have a date in mind.
~ Weiss, to Ruby and Yang.
Would you... like to accompany me to the dance tomorrow?
~ Weiss, to Neptune Vasilias.
You said you were embarrassed at first. What made you come talk to me?
~ Weiss, questioning Neptune.
Are you telling me that this mangy...drooling...mutt is going to wiv with us foweva? Oh yes, he is! Yes, he is!
~ Weiss, towards Zwei.
It's exactly as you said: I'm a Schnee. I have a legacy of honor to uphold. Once I realized I was capable of fighting, there was no longer a question of what I would do with my life. It was my duty.
~ Weiss, to Bartholomew on why she wants to become a Huntress.
I'm fully aware of what my father has done with the Schnee Dust Company. Since he took control, the business has been operated in a... moral gray area.
~ Weiss, regarding the Schnee Dust Company.
My father was not the start of our name, and I refuse to let him be the end of it.
~ Weiss, regarding her future.
It's a job. We all had this romanticized vision of being a Huntress in our heads! But at the end of the day, it's a job to protect the people! And whatever we want, will have to come second.
~ Weiss, on the duty of being a huntress.
If we don't get extra credit for that, I'm going to be seriously disappointed.
~ Weiss, to the rest of Team RWBY.
Well...not every story has a neat and tidy ending.
~ Weiss, to Ruby.
I will happily represent Team RWBY.
~ Weiss, on moving to the doubles round of the Vytal Festival tournament.
Do you have anything with a low-salt — Um... Okay
~ Weiss, attempting to order at the Shopkeep's noodle stall.
Good luck, Neptune!
~ Weiss, wishing Neptune luck in his match.
Break his stupid face, NDGO!
~ Weiss, after Neptune flirts with Team NDGO.
Winter! Winter! I'm so happy to see you! Oh... Your presence honors us.
~ Weiss, greeting Winter.
Just so you're aware, the bunk beds only look unstable.
~ Weiss, talking about their dorm rooms.
Teach him respect, Winter!
~ Weiss, cheering on Winter as she fights Qrow Branwen.
I've tried! It's just… It's the one thing I've been having trouble with!
~ Weiss, about summoning.
It was really good to see you, Winter.
~ Weiss, to Winter.
Just remember to keep proper form.
~ Weiss, to Yang.
Well, seeing as their Kingdom, academy and armed forces are all merged as one, I think we can expect strict, militant fighters with advanced technology and carefully rehearsed strategies.
~ Weiss, speculating on the nature of their Atlesian opponents.
I may not be singing for a while.
~ Weiss, after the match.
You're hotheaded, but not ruthless.
~ Weiss, to Yang.
How can you say something like that? Yang would never lie to us!
~ Weiss, when Blake doubts Yang's story.
This can't be happening... Penny...
~ Weiss, overwhelmed by recent events.
Be safe.
~ Weiss, to Blake.
No! 'We' will find them.
~ Weiss refusing to let Ruby try to rescue Jaune and Pyrrha alone.
I trust him.
~ Weiss to her father about James Ironwood.
Are you asking me if I'd like to sing, or telling me?
~ Weiss, showing a brief touch of rebellion.
Get. Out. Get out or I'll have security to escort you out.
~ Weiss, ordering Henry Marigold to leave the event.
Shut up!
~ Weiss, snapping at the Trophy Wife.
I said I want to leave. I don't want to stay here anymore. I don't want to stay in Atlas anymore!
~ Weiss, about leaving Atlas, to Jacques.
I have done nothing but fight to uphold the honor of my family name, a name that you married into!
~ Weiss, to Jacques.
Is that why you hate me? Are you jealous of my abilities? Of Winter's?
~ Weiss, to Whitley.
Klein, I need a favor.
~ Weiss, to Klein.
I'll always have you.
~ Weiss, to Klein.
Alright, well subtlety is out.
~ Weiss, realizing a discreet escape was no longer feasible.
Your mom kidnapped me?!
~ Weiss, finding out Raven is Yang's mother.
I missed you so much.
~ Weiss, reuniting with Yang.
I so did not miss you people.
~ Weiss, to everyone.
Don’t worry. I put in blasphemous amounts of cream and sugar just for you.
~ Weiss to Ruby, while handing her coffee.
She will. Yang... You, Ruby, and even Blake are more like family to me than my brother or even my own father. I would do anything for you three, and I’m willing to bet Blake feels the same way. So, when she’s ready, I’ll be there for her. And I know we’re not as close, but… I’m here for you too.
~ Weiss, to Yang.
I am more than a name.
~ Weiss, to Vernal.
N-No! I just remember you being more of the quiet one.
~ Weiss to Blake, after Blake asks if she is hurt.
Alright. What’s the plan, Ruby?
~ Weiss, to Ruby.



  • Weiss is the second character of RWBY introduced, appearing in her trailer that was released on February 14, 2013.
  • She fights primarily with her left hand, and uses her right hand mainly in conjunction with magical attacks, transferring and directing enhancements from the weapon.
  • According to Monty Oum, Weiss fights with fencing because he studied fencing.
  • She appears to be related to Snow White as her theme sings about a mirror, although Monty Oum said that his characters would not be based off of fairy tale characters. This is supported by her name, when translated from German to English is 'White Snow', which is 'Snow White' with the first and last names exchanged.
  • Fitting her title, "White", white light is composed of all colors. Her usage of multiple colored spells and abilities may allude to that trait.
  • Her first name, Weiss, is German for white while her surname, Schnee, is German for snow, thus combining to 'White Snow'. Her last name is also a nickname for someone with white hair and/or a pale complexion.
  • It's accepted that the fight took place before she sang. Evidence of this is usually cited by the scar she supposedly gained when the Giant Armor punched her. However, up until that moment, a clear view of her face is not shown, and when her face is revealed covered in blood, you can still make out her scar having already been there. Though this does not disprove that the fight took place before she began singing, it does disprove that she gained the scar from fighting that particular Giant Armor.
    • However, frame by frame comparisons give conflicting results, as many frames do not show that she had this scar before the fight started. Before the battle begins, we see a brief glimpse of her eye, bearing the scar. This may be still a moment when she's on-stage and realizing the flashback. Whether this is a rendering error where the wrong texture was used, where the lighting hides the scar or whether the blood is purposely off centered is unclear.
  • She is the first character introduced to have her surname revealed.
  • The same symbol on Weiss' back also appears multiple times on crates in the "Black" Trailer. This may indicate that the said crates were supplied, belong to or manufactured by Weiss' family.
  • Weiss is the only main character who doesn't use conventional weapon ammunition in her fighting style, instead she uses magic and an unknown energy source to augment her swordplay.
  • Despite her name being words in German, the W is not pronounced as it would be in German.
  • Weiss is the only main character who did not have speaking lines in any of the trailers; her singing excluded.
  • Because of the lyrics in Mirror Mirror, many fans have deduced that she feels lonely.
  • After lecturing Ruby about Dust in her series debut, she is dubbed 'princess' by her, possibly as a nod to the pre-series speculation that Weiss was royalty.
  • She is the only main character not to have spoken lines before appearing on the show.
  • Many consider Weiss a "Tsundere" because of her initial attitude towards Ruby. This is a form of Japanese character development in which the character is initially cold and even hostile, but gradually becomes warm and loving.
  • In the official artwork shown at the end of each trailer, she is holding Myrtenaster in her right hand despite being left handed. This is because the drawings in the Team RWBY composite are early concepts.
  • She has her own official Twitter account at RT_WeissSchnee, like Ruby and Yang.
  • Weiss could have been ignored by her father. Her father is in charge of Schnee Dust Company, which had been successful. Weiss's father now has no time for his daughter, therefore Weiss feels lonely. This is further shown by the lyrics of Mirror, Mirror.
  • Also, Weiss could be angry at her father. This anger could be the cause of her bossy, bitchy nature at the start of the series.
  • The line "I'm not perfect", said in Episode 7 by Weiss, might be a slight reflection of her lonely past. However, she then goes on to say, "Not yet... But I'm still leagues better than you." Note that she says this before she sees Ruby fight (She has seen Ruby fight, but it was only one blow, and that scene is a not a true representation of Ruby's fighting style), therefore judging Ruby on what she has currently seen of her. This could be more evidence of her past once more, as she belittles others to numb down her hidden feelings.
  • In the Japanese dub, she is voiced by Yōko Hikasa.
  • Weiss' birthday is May 15th.


           RWBY.png Heroes

Ruby Rose | Weiss Schnee | Blake Belladonna | Yang Xiao Long

Jaune Arc | Nora Valkyrie | Pyrrha Nikos | Lie Ren

Sun Wukong | Scarlet David | Sage Ayana | Neptune Vasilias

Coco Adel | Fox Alistair | Velvet Scarlatina | Yatsuhashi Daichi

Flynt Coal | Neon Katt | Kobalt | Ivori

Cardin Winchester | Russel Thrush | Dove Bronzewing | Sky Lark

Arslan Altan | Bolin Hori | Reese Chloris | Nadir Shiko

Brawnz Ni | Roy Stallion | Nolan Porfirio | May Zedong

Nebula Violette | Dew Gayl | Gwen Darcy | Octavia Ember

Summer Rose | Taiyang Xiao Long | Raven Branwen | Qrow Branwen

Beacon Academy
Professor Ozpin | Glynda Goodwitch | Peter Port | Bartholomew Oobleck | Qrow Branwen

Atlas Academy
Penny Polendina | Ciel Soleil | James Ironwood | Winter Schnee

Ace Operatives
Clover Ebi | Elm Ederne | Harriet Bree | Marrow Amin | Vine Zeki | Winter Schnee

Happy Huntresses
Robyn Hill | Fiona Thyme | Joanna Greenleaf | May Marigold

Arrastra Skye | Asher Mora | Fenix Nemean | Pyke Rite

Amber | Ambrosius | Emerald Sustrai | Fria | Oscar Pine | Ozma | Caroline Cordovin | Maria Calavera | Ghira Belladonna | God of Light | Jinn | Ilia Amitola | Kali Belladonna | Pietro Polendina | Klein Sieben | Saber Rodentia | Rhodes | Willow Schnee | Whitley Schnee | Zwei