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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3. "Worthy" - Volume 8, episode 13

"Worthy" is part of what makes volume 8 such a gripping and entertaining one. For starters, the storytelling in "Worthy" is top-notch. It's like watching a movie where you're on the edge of your seat, wondering what's going to happen next or who's going to die.

This episode masterfully puts together multiple storylines and ties up loose ends, keeping viewers engaged and invested in each character's journey. Whether it's the intense confrontations or the heart-wrenching personal struggles, "Worthy" does an amazing job of making every moment count. The episode feels like a giant puzzle where each piece fits perfectly, creating a beautiful, complete picture of the RWBY universe.

This episode isn't just about the storytelling, though. There are some visuals and action sequences in this episode that are seriously epic and beyond intense. We see dynamic fights that are so well-choreographed that you'd think you were watching a high-budget action movie. The animation team just keeps outdoing themselves episode after episode - with this episode being no exception. The blending of smooth, fluid movements with visually stunning effects makes each individual battle scene a feast for the eyes.

And let's not forget about the emotional depth - the soul of the entire series. "Worthy" tugs at your heartstrings, offering moments of vulnerability and strength from the characters that make you cheer, cry, and everything in between.

TL;DR - its blend of fantastic storytelling, eye-popping action, and emotional depth elevates "Worthy" to a whole new level in classic RWBY style.