RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Blake Belladonna

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

Set in the future fantasy world of Remnant, RWBY is an action-adventure animated series that is full to the brim with kick-ass entertainment. Remnant is a world of evil, magical creatures, big corporations, magic, technology, and some pretty crazy weapons. A world where humans and Faunus live together but not necessarily in harmony.

If you still don’t know much about it, here are 5 great facts about the coolest characters: Blake Belladonna.

1. Blake Belladonna is connected to Belle

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

For our last fact, we’re going right back to the very inception of the character if you’ve still not got a clear picture of just who Blake is. Show creator Monty Oum has stated that the inspiration for Blake came from the Disney character Belle, from Beauty and the Beast. Like Belle, Blake is an avid reader and a number of references to the film are made in the series for eagle-eyed viewers to spot.

However, because Blake has a darker side, a history of being misunderstood and an animal-like appearance she also clearly shares a lot with the Beast too. Two different personalities belonging to the same character make Blake one of the most complex and interesting characters in RWBY.

2. Cat-like agility

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

Usually, this manifests in some pretty insane leaps and jumps, performed at such a speed she’s even been able to avoid direct enemy fire. It’s worth looking at her introductory trailer to really see how her incredible acrobatics combine with her weapons and her tech to develop her fighting style.

3. Night vision

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

Her cat-hybrid body means that she can see in the dark, bona fide night vision! In one episode, in particular, Blake uses it to great  effect when a White Fang base has its power cut and the whole building is plunged into darkness allowing Blake to easily take it out.

4. Semblance

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

A Semblance is a power that is unique to each person who has it. As it’s a manifestation of one’s personal power a Semblance is often related to someone’s personality. For Blake, with her chequered past and very confusing personality, her power is perfect: the ability to create a clone of herself.

While she’s used this to great effect for distracting enemies and giving her a leg up in fights, combined with the Dust she loads into her weapon her Semblance gains extra abilities including ice and fire powers.

5. Don’t mess with her weapon

RWBY: 5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Blake Belladonna

Weaponry and technology in RWBY are pretty cool anyway but wait till you see what Blake’s got. It’s called the Gambol Shroud but its technical name is a Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe (VBCS), a multi-faceted gun sword!

The Gambol Shroud is essentially a combination of different weapons and Blake can change it at will, swapping it between cleaver, katana, and gun. Along with her incredible agility, Blake is pretty deadly with this weapon, which can also be loaded with Dust to enhance her other abilities.

That was the list of 5 fascinating facts about Blake Belladonna – RWBY. We hope you enjoy the post. For more interesting blogs about this Anime, check out here!


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