RWBY: 11 strongest characters ranked from weakest to most powerful

In a show where kids wield insanely dangerous weapons and have incredibly unique powers, where do the best characters from RWBY fall?
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7. Nora Valkyrie

Nora Valkyrie, the second character who makes up my self-proclaimed Cam Trifecta, holds the impressive rank of number 7, and there are some pretty neat reasons for this. First off, Nora's semblance is absolutely electrifying – pun totally intended. When she gets zapped by electricity, instead of having the usual thing like getting hurt happen, she absorbs it and becomes super strong.

Imagine eating a bunch of spinach like Popeye, but instead of spinach, it's lightning bolts - it's basically what happens to her. This power-up turns her into a human dynamo, giving her an incredible boost in strength. It's like she's borrowing energy from a thunderstorm to become a one-woman wrecking crew. Plus, this energy doesn't just make her strong, it makes her fast too, which is super handy in a fight. I'd say she's like the series' Asgardian wielding a hammer and being able to handle electricity like that.

Nora's weapon of choice is an awesome hammer called Magnhild. Now, this isn't just any hammer – it's a grenade launcher too. Talk about a two-for-one deal. When Nora swings this bad boy, it's like watching a demolition crew in action. She can smash through Grimm and other enemies like they're made of paper. And if smashing isn't enough, she can just switch to launching grenades from a distance. This versatility makes her a formidable opponent in any battle scenario.

It's this combination of her electrifying semblance and her powerhouse weapon that earns Nora the well-deserved spot of number 7 in the strength rankings. Also, you cannot deny how much her humor and quirkiness add to the story overall - she's one of the most relatable characters in RWBY besides being a force to be reckoned with. By blending raw power with explosive surprises, she's not just strong, but also unpredictably awesome in a fight.