They are more evenly handled. Jaune and Pyrrha are extremely durable and quick to establish a stalemate from which Nora and Ren can lead offense from. Two "tank" characters to two "deeps" characters.
Biostar noted the difference between the Deathstalker Scorpion and the Nevermore Bird: defensive and offensive, specifically. So too are JNPR and RWBY.
RWBY is more about offense. Only Yang can be considered a Tank character, and she still prefers offense and damage. Blake and Ruby dance around the most, relying on evasion and mobility to do their Deeps. Weiss has the most control of all the characters, with demonstrated long-range spell-casting, and so is the only "support" class, capable of altering the battlefield with nothing but her own power to the advantage of her team. She definitely has a weakness when it comes to establishing her spells, being unable to get into position unless she has sufficient time to do so, but as the only person so far who can activate a spell at range, it gives her a unique position.
Between Yang and Weiss, you have more maneuverability for Blake and Ruby. They will end up attacking more.
Would be nice to see a fight between the two teams. Some kind of spar. With any confidence in his ability to do so, Jaune's ability to direct his team would expand pretty significantly. More than Ruby, that's for sure. Ruby wants to do damage to people and get mad deeps. Jaune is perfectly content to let Pyrrha, Ren, and Nora get into the thick of shit while he organizes their movements. I figure a fight between them would teach team RWBY to emulate some of the the team dynamics in JNPR.
maybe Blake should have been made the leader so they could be team BRWY and get to drink all day with the dinosaur that keeps cropping up in joke photos :0)
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