I have already devoted three consecutive blog posts towards bashing RWBY and how far it has fallen in Volume 5, so I promise this will be the last.
There’s a great quote from the video author at around the 18:24 mark:
“It makes me sad how far this show has fallen. Even though I still love it, I don’t feel like I can justifiably call RWBY a good show any more.
“There is just so much BAD piling on top of the good.”
Further down in the YouTube comments, one user sums up why I dislike Raven so much in Volume 5. What was once a cool, mysterious character has become a complete joke:
“It’s also what agitated me about Raven: They were doing so well on making her seem deeper and flawed… until Yang walked in and not only was able to completely deconstruct her in the span of a single conversation, but, it turned out Raven just had no damn clue what she was doing there, anyway. She didn’t want revenge on Qrow (I guess?), she didn’t want the Relic for power, she didn’t want it for deterrence (because she didn’t think of that according to Yang), and she didn’t want to work with Salem and just hand the Relic over so she could scram.
“So what did she want? Why was she there? So much for it being the only way we can stand a chance against Salem. They trashed Raven’s entire character just so she could take an L.”
The other day my sister asked me, “Why are you so angry?? It’s just a show.”
You are absolutely right, it’s just an animated show. I once insulted the creators of The Legend of Korra for Book Four’s lousy ending. That blog post has gained some notoriety because of how passionately angry I was, and in retrospect perhaps my vulgar language and F-bombs were a bit unnecessary. But unlike Korra, which had an excellent 48 episodes let down by one big mistake at the finale, RWBY Volume 5 is a complete disappointment from start to finish.
And that’s how this fan’s involvement with the series will end: Not with a fiery, passionate debate, but with a cold, empty void of nothingness and lifelessness. Just like Cinder.