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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4. Neopolitan

Neopolitan, affectionately known as Neo, is a character who dazzles with her unique blend of strength and style, earning her the number 4 spot. First off, let's talk about her combat skills - they're like a whirlwind of style and grace. Neo is a master of illusion, using her semblance to create mirror-like images of herself, and, later in the series, she can create multiple images of others that function on their own - including talking, which is curious since Neo herself is mute. This makes her super tricky in a fight because her opponents are left guessing which Neo and what other characters are the real deal. It's like playing a game of "Where's Waldo?" but in a high-speed battle. She's not just a one-trick pony, though. Neo is also an incredible hand-to-hand combatant. Her moves are so swift and fluid that she can take on multiple enemies without breaking a sweat. It's like watching a ballet dancer gracefully pirouetting around the battlefield, except she's not dancing, she's kicking major ass.

Let's not forget Hush, her signature weapon – an umbrella that's as stylish as it is deadly. This isn't just any ordinary umbrella you'd use on a rainy day. It's packed with all sorts of hidden surprises. The umbrella can deflect bullets, which is super cool, and it's also a secret sword. This weapon fits her style really well - she might seem like a regular girl who doesn't talk, but she's actually deadly and here to kick butt and take names.

What makes Neo even more impressive is her cunning and adaptability. She's not the strongest in terms of raw power, but she's super smart in how she uses her strengths. In RWBY, where characters often have larger-than-life powers, Neo's ability to outsmart and outmaneuver her opponents is what sets her apart. This combination of brain and brawn, illusion and reality, makes her a formidable force in the RWBY universe and secures her spot as the fourth strongest character.