A constant theme in RWBY is that characters are based off of other characters from Mythology, History, or even classic works of literature. Like how Ruby is based on Little Red Riding Hood, or how Ironwood is based on the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz or even how Jaune is based off of Joan of Arc. In this I will go through five characters I hope RWBY makes some characters of.
5.) King John from Robin Hood
This to me is the next logical step. We already have Robyn Hill and her Happy Huntresses, which is a clear reference to Robin Hood and his Merry Men. So it would make sense that RWBY gives Robyn her King John. This character I see as a rich Atlesian who we (the audience) are not supposed to take seriously at all, but the character themselves takes theirself seriously. I’m picturing them as a one and done character that TRIES to stop Robyn and her team, but ultimately fails rather quickly, and is basically there for a laugh and then taken care of.
4.) The Sheriff of Nottingham also from Robin Hood
This is a lacky of King John and who basically does the heavy lifting, and who is actually the main antagonist in the story of Robin Hood. For RWBY’s Sheriff of Nottingham, I’m imaging as someone who grew up in Mantle, but is on a rich Atlesian’s payroll.
3.) Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock Holmes
We know that Arthur Watts is based off of Watson, if he was partnered up with Moriarty instead of Sherlock Holmes. Now this makes me think, what if there was a character that did care about Watts and blames themself for him joining Salem. The way I imagine a RWBY Sherlock would be that they worked close with Watts, or knew him well, but one single mistake is what they believed led Watts down the path he is on.
2.) Odysseus from The Iliad and The Odyssey
We already had Pyrrha, who was based on Achilles, so why not another Greek Mythology character. Odysseus is a unique Greek hero because he didn’t really brute force problems away and he used a bow instead of melee weapons. At his core, Odysseus was more of a strategist than a warrior. I think it would be cool for there to be another strategist so there could be someone for Jaune to look up to.
1.) King Arthur for the Arthurian Legends
Ok. This one MIGHT be cheating, since we have heard about the King of Vale, but hear me out. I could picture an élite group of Huntsmen and Huntresses from all over Remnant that is simply called The Round Table. Plus, there is so much you can do with King Arthur. You have Mordred, Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere, Merlin, Morgan, and more! There is so much matrial in the Arthurian Legends that I think Rooster Teeth could tap into!