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Character Profile: Yang Xiao Long

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Name
Yang Xiao Long   Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
17 years old 17 years old
Hair
Blonde(flaming when power is active) Blonde(flaming when power is active)
Eyes
Purple(red when power is active) Purple(red when power is active)
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Member of Team RWBY, huntress-in-training Member of Team RWBY, huntress-in-training
Quote
"I still want to know what happened to my mother and why she left me, but I will never let that search control me."  
Voice
Barbara Dunkelman Ami Koshimizu(小清水 亜美)
Debut
"Yellow Trailer" "Yellow Trailer"
Anime
RWBY  

Character Description: Yang Xiao Long

The older half-sister of Ruby, Yang Xiao Long is possibly the most energetic, confident and carefree member of Team RWBY. However, within she has one overriding concern – the fate of her mother and why she left her father, Taiyang Xiao Long (Ruby's mother is Summer Rose). Yang's concern about what happened to her mother was so great in her youth that, with Ruby in tow in a wagon, she went to search for her mother. But this search only had the two children attacked by a beowulf, one of the creatures of Grimm, and would have been fatal if not for the intervention of the girls' uncle, the hunter Qrow.

Yang's Semblance is an unusual one – she's able to draw strength from being hit, with some of that strength generated from her long mane of blonde hair. Perhaps this is the reason she sometimes goes into a rage whenever a single strand of that hair is displaced. Her weapon, Ember Celica, is also unusual, being a pair of deployable gauntlets which she uses for hand-to-hand combat (her preferred style) or for long distance attacks. She is partnered with Blake. She also may have a connection with Raven, who closely resembles her.

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