|“||You don't have a clue! None of you do! You're all just standing around, talking about nothing: worrying about your hair, your money, your stupid problems that don't mean anything!||„|
|~ Weiss Schnee|
Though little else is known about her background, Weiss was born as an heiress to the Schnee Dust Company, which her father currently controls. However, due to the company's mistreatment of Faunus labor and the resulting escalating backlash targeted at the both the company and her family by the Faunus Civil Rights Protest and the White Fang, her childhood upbringing was a "very difficult" one.
She accounts multiple times greeting her stress-ridden, aggravated father after the workday, which produced a very uneasy family lifestyle when Weiss was a child. She also recalls several hardships within the company, such as the disappearance of family and friends, as well as the execution of company board members at the hand of the White Fang extremists. As a result, her frustration and hatred was directed towards Faunus as the cause of her family's troubles.
Powers & Abilities
- Aura: Aura is the manifestation of one's soul and can be used for wide range of abilities. The specific abilities and their strengths differ from individual to individual and are dependant on a number of factors, such as experience, training and innate skill. Weiss' aura can heal minor injuries and decrease damage taken.
- Semblance: Semblance is the manifestation of one's innate and personal power as an ability unique to each individual, with the effects varying greatly from user to user. It can be described as a tangible manifetstation of one's aura. Weiss semblance gives multiple abilities:
- Ice Manipulation: She's capable of altering the shape of the ice structures she can create with her rapier.
- Glyphs: Symbols that Weiss can use to boost her speed and mobility, as well as her allies'. They can also be used to push enemies and throw them off their balance.
- Summoning: Another aspect of Weiss' glyphs is allowing her to summon enemies she's previously defeated to fight for her. Although Weiss is quite inexperienced with this technique, she's still capable of summoning the Giant Armor's sword, which is strong enough to cut through steel. After the timeskip, she's become skilled enough with the technique to summon entire Grimm, and the whole body of the Giant Armor.
- Myrtenaster: A Multiple Action Dust Rapier that Weiss wields with outmost expertise. Even though it's very thin, it's extremely durable, and it's capable of parrying hits from thicker weapons. Weiss can use Dust to empower it, with many different effects:
- Red Dust: Creates an explosive forcefield.
- Blue Dust: Creates a wave of ice.
- Green Dust: Increases Myrtenaster's damage potential.
- Purple Dust: Allows Weiss to shoot beams that bind the enemy.
- Grey Dust: Can be used to empower allies and Weiss.
- White Dust: Creates a small tornado.
- Overpowered the Giant Armor and blocked strikes from it.
- Overpowered soldiers from the White Fang.
- Overpowered a Boarbatusk-class Grimm.
- Capable of slashing through AK-2000 androids.
- Her summoned sword was able to cut through a large mech.
- Easily dodged blows from the Giant Armor.
- Can keep up with Ruby Rose.
- Capable of moving faster than the eye can track.
- Blocked plasma-based attacks.
- Took a hit from Nora Valkyrie that broke the speed of sound and crushed a large stone pillar.
- Can take hits from Boarbatusk-class Grimm.
- Tanked a dust explosion.
- Took hits from the Giant Armor.
- Survived the eruption of a small volcano.
- Became a member of Beacon Academy, one of the most prestigious academies for hunters.
- Defeated the Giant Armor, which she later managed to sucessfully summon.
- With her team, defeated a Nevermore-class Grimm.
- Fought against members of the White Fang.
- Alongside Yang Xiao Long, defeated Flynt Coal and Neon Katt.
- Aura has its limits.
- Lacks experience when it comes to summoning.
- Works better as a support team member.
- Her name means white snow in German.
- Her character design and personality are a reference to Snow White.