10 best RWBY episodes, ranked from good to greatest

Nine volumes, 116 episodes, and a whole lot of beloved (and hated) characters. How can I possibly decide on just 10 episodes? Let's take a look at which ones made the cut.
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4. "Gravity" - Volume 7, episode 11

"Gravity" is, much like all of volumes 7 and 8, full of emotional damage and action, packed with moments that honestly left me screaming at my screen - especially at Ironwood. I even made incredible memes about him as my opinions toward him changed from "This guy is AMAZING" to "Is it trash day? Don't forget to take out Ironwood."

One of the big highlights is the epic showdown between him and Watts. This isn't just any old fight - it's a fistful of glorious animation and storytelling. Ironwood and Watts duke it out in Amity Arena, which is this super high-tech place where the environment can change at the push of a button. The fight is not just about who's stronger, but it's also a chess game of strategy, with the arena constantly shifting and keeping everyone guessing. It's like watching a dance but with lasers, guns, and some serious martial arts moves.

But "Gravity" isn't just about the fists and the firepower, it's got heart, too. We see some deep and emotional moments between the characters, like Ruby's inspiring leadership and the complex dynamics within Team RWBY and their allies. There's this tense atmosphere as everyone is trying to figure out who to trust and what to do next, with the fate of Atlas and Mantle literally hanging in the balance.

These intense character interactions add so much depth to the episode, making it not just a feast for the eyes, but also for the heart. It's like a perfect mix of action, drama, and character development, all rolled into one amazing episode.

TL;DR - This episode is intense and full of incredible fight moves in an ever-changing controlled environment, like a mini-movie that encapsulates everything we love about RWBY.