Underrated RWBY character: Offscreen!Oscar
Never heard of him? Here’s a list of things this elusive yet prominent character has done:
had his first ever conversation with Oz
decided to leave home
maybe left a note, maybe said goodbye, who knows? O!O is mysterious like that
switched with Oz for the first time, which probably was really interesting
talked to Qrow in the bar long enough for him to get THAT drunk
walked Qrow home safely
training arc (trust me)
training with the cane for the first time (or at all)
presumably talked to Oz about taking control without permission?
had an existential crisis and realization after being attacked (aka “did some thinking”)
got new clothes/went therapy thrifting and baked a casserole for the people who hurt him
came to a new (ambiguous) resolution about his fate
training arc part 2 Atlas boogaloo
Fun fact: you can actually spot Offscreen Oscar onscreen! The v7 intro promised us Oscar/Ironwood sparring, but it didn’t make the cut, so Offscreen Oscar got a cameo in the intro! It’s true!
whatever the fuck else he was up to for most of volume 7
fought Neo (”but, she looked like someone else!”) - the encounter left Atlas guards all lying on the floor, but O!Oscar was still able to run after her
told RWBN about getting captured by Salem, Ozpin’s return, and Emerald’s defection
told RWBYJNR about Ironwood shooting him and him unlocking magic (we can only assume??)
fended off ravagers in Vacuo
Probably has had, like, ANY conversation(s) with Oz about how the merge actually works. But maybe not! Who knows what he knows? Or what he thinks? Not us! (:
... and much more! Truly, an underrated character.