I may not be faster...But I'm smarter.
~ Yang Xiao Long

Yang Xiao Long is one of the main protagonists from the Rooster Teeth web series RWBY. She previously fought Tifa Lockhart in the 54th episode of Death Battle, Yang VS Tifa. She also fought Katsuki Bakugou in an episode of One Minute Melee.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

With Ruby Rose

With Team RWBY

Battle Royale

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 10
  • Losses: 20
  • Draws: 1

Possible Opponents

With Blake Belladonna

With Ruby Rose

With Ruby and Weiss


After losing her mother to mysterious circumstances and being trained by her uncle Yang was accepted into Beacon Academy. As a Natural Fighter and thrill-seeker at heart Yang was a perfect fit and soon found herself in the group RWBY, led by her younger sister: Ruby

After Adam Taurus, cut off her right arm, Yang suffered from PTSD for months and strived to adapt with only one arm, but after testing out a new cybernetic arm for weeks, Yang decided to leave Patch and decided to head out into Mistral to finally reunite with her birth mother, Raven Branwen and find Ruby.

Death Battle Info (Official)


  • Height: 5'8" | 172.7 cm
  • Age: 17
  • Has a motorcycle called Bumblebee
  • When angry, eyes turn red & hair produces fire
  • Infamous for her puns
  • Hot headed... figuratively & literally
  • Inspired by Goldilocks
  • Trained by Qrow Branwen

Ember Celica (Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets)

  • AKA Shotgun Gauntlets
  • Fires Kinetic pulses
  • Holds 12 shots each
  • Can use momentum of pulses to boost speed and jumps
    • Ammunition
      • Orange Shells: Long-Range shells
      • Red Shells: Explosive rounds


  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Can block deadly attacks
  • Heals minor wounds
  • Semblance
    • Draws Strength from damage taken
    • Power stems from her hair
    • No defined limit
    • Must remain conscious to absorb power
    • Not limited to physical attacks


  • Beat Junior's gang singlehandedly.
  • Blocked attacks from Paladin-290.
  • Obliterated Paladin after her Semblance absorbed two hits.
  • Survived being hit 10000 feet in the air (Survived 48.83 tons of force casually).
  • Fought Beowolves for a whole day.
  • Punched Junior through a pillar without using the Ember Celica.

Death Battle Info (Fanon)


  • Height: 5'8 (172cm)
  • Age: Approximately 19 as of Volume 6
  • Has a motorcycle called Bumblebee
  • Sister of Ruby Rose
  • Inspired by Goldilocks
  • Partner of Blake Belladonna


  • Manifestations of one’s soul
  • Manifests as a force field that covers one's body
  • Can be used to block deadly attacks 
  • Can heal minor wounds
  • Yang's aura appears to be red

Physical Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength
    • Granted by Aura
    • Punched with the arm of an Atlesian Paladin-290 with enough force to break it apart
    • Held back the Punch of an Atlesian Paladin-290
    • Punched a Car with enough force to Launch it forward
    • Strong enough to Lift a Large Speaker over her shoulder with Ease
    • Launched Junior across the Club and into a Glass Pillar with a Normal Punch
    • Blocked a Strike from an Ursa
    • Held the Mouth of a Nevermore Open
  • Superhuman Durability


Cybernetic Arm

  • Made by the Atlesian Military by order of James Ironwood
  • Made specifically for Yang
  • Has a Shotgun Built into the Wrist
  • Striking Power is increased when punching with the Arm
  • Can be detached from Yang's Arm without Issue
  • Durable enough to take a Shockwave from Adam's Semblance

Ember Celica


  • Beat Junior's gang singlehandedly.
  • Blocked attacks from Paladin-290.
  • Obliterated Paladin after her Semblance absorbed two hits.
  • Survived being hit 10000 feet in the air (Survived 48.83 tons of force casually).
  • Fought Beowolves for a whole day.
  • Punched Junior through a pillar without using the Ember Celica.
  • Fought 7 armed Branwen clan members into commission in 1 minute and 58 seconds singlehandedly.
  • Helped defeat and kill a Nevermore with team RWBY
  • Using her semblance, she punched Adam so hard the earth around him came up.
  • Helped Blake kill Adam Taurus
  • Defended the abandoned Schnee Dust Company mine that the Amity Communications Tower was being set up above from various Grimm and probably bandits.
  • Defeated Vine Zeki and Elm Ederne with Blake's help.


  • Lost her arm during her first bout with Adam Taurus.
  • Has also been defeated by Neopolitan



  • Yang Xiao Long is the first character to appear in Death Battle to not originate from comic books, books, video games, TV shows, movies, and anime/manga.
    • She's also the first Web show character to be featured in Death Battle.
  • Yang is the first character in DEATH BATTLE! to be voiced by their official voice actor. 
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