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RWBY: The Black Rose

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"Mother...join...mother..."

Shade. In the simplest of sense, the Shade is an entity possessing no soul or aura. Neither Human nor Grimm, they exist as extensions of the Spectre's power, as weapons to serve it's dark war against man. 

During an excursion there was an encounter with a rather promising Huntress, one whose presence and form were very familiar. The memories of the encounter fresh in it's mind, every move she made, every attack she performed, every breath she took, all of it. Stored, retained, analyzed, and from them it would create it's latest pawn.

Born of the darkest shadows, a new Shade emerges and takes its first scream to announce it's existence to the world of Remnant. A hollow imitation of what was. Like a twisted reflection in a broken mirror, mocking the original with a crooked grin gleaming with unholy malice.

"Black Rose..."

Soon, it would be set out to cut down the humans like stalks of wheat.
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TheOfficialRossatron's avatar
Finally, between this and Dishwasher, the whole "Grimm versions of the cast" can finally be visualised in some form or fashion, and I must say this is quite the advancement on the concept!
I'm in the midst of putting together a joint fan-project of sorts with a few friends of mine (still not sure whether it will be either a fanfic, fan comic, comic dub, or even an animated series to some degree), and there was the idea of Grimm counterparts for at least some of the cast making some kind of appearance close to the final conflicts with Salem; would it be okay to discuss incorporating some of the elements of the Shade into said project? you'd be allowed plenty of creative freedom regarding the aspect, with the only major point to nail down being when they would show up and how, but obviously that can be worked out in discussions.

Hope to hear from you soon, keep up the great work! 
nick-fwan's avatar
f*ck this s*t I'm out, mMmm. don't mind me ima just take mah stuff 'n leave, thank you please
MegatronDX's avatar
Scary looking..........:iconscaredplz:
SparkTheDog's avatar
So are we headed towards Web of Shadows territory? Should we get S.H.I.E.L.D. then?
Creeper202's avatar
What have they done to you...
Rosenkruex's avatar
To clarify, that is NOT Ruby Rose. That thing is just a Grimm like copy, and is in no way our beloved scythe wielding huntress. ;P
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Toon-Boss's avatar
I would think that the more powerful a shade is the more closely it looks to its copy and the strongest shades look like exact physical copies to it's real counterpart and even there memories, intellect, and can fake emotions but there are a very few differences between them to tell who is real and who is a shade and it takes a lot more energy to create stronger shades
Rosenkruex's avatar
So somewhat like the Homunculus from the first Full Metal Alchemist anime then?
Toon-Boss's avatar
Something like that yes
Drow79's avatar
Mother of God... RUN!!!! The Bloody Rose is coming!
RazorSwordNinja's avatar
So this is what the Shade was doing during their first encounter, making Shade clones. This one so far I would have to say is the scariest. Still awesome job!:-)
Rosenkruex's avatar
That's one of the Spectre's game plans. Create and stockpile Shades. Why? Who knows!

Yeah, kinda of thought Ruby's Shade needed to look scary. And not just because she's the main character. She may be 15, but she still acts like a child and I imagine seeing something like THAT would very traumatizing.
RazorSwordNinja's avatar
Seeing a darker, grim like version of yourself would pretty much traumats anyone but with Ruby it could be worse. I mean Ruby likes to help so seeing that Shade would definitely freak her out.
Reevke's avatar
It kind of reminders me of a Hollow.
Rosenkruex's avatar
I see more Arrancar than Hollow.
Reevke's avatar
Yeah, you're right.  It is more Arrancar looking but does not seem intelligent enough to be more than a Hallow.
Rosenkruex's avatar
It'd actually be less intelligent than a Hollow. :P
Reevke's avatar
Well, Grimm aren't as smart as a Hallow, but I meant that it doesn't seem intelligent enough to be an Arrancar.
Zeus007's avatar
ruby rose vs black rose or alternately team rwby vs black rose OR Shade version of each team member
Rosenkruex's avatar
Oh, I'm working on that last one. Creepy stare 
Zeus007's avatar
so its team rwby vs team shade rwby cool
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