Bartholomew Oobleck is a teacher at Beacon Academy. He is first seen in "Jaunedice, Pt.2" teaching history to the students, specifically teaching about the war between the Humans and the Faunus, which appears to have taken place a few generations before the start of the series. He is also shown to be more of an intellectual than a fighter through his actions on the battlefield in "Search and Destroy", but he still wields a weapon, which takes the form of his thermos, shown in the episode "Mountain Glenn"
Powers and Stats
Name: Professor Bartholomew Oobleck
Classification: Doctor, Huntsman, Teacher at Beacon Academy
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Able to use his Aura for numerous purposes (Aura can be used as a full-body forcefield, as a means of enhancing his striking power and sharpening his senses, granting him Regeneration (Mid-Low), and to unlock the Aura of another person), Extrasensory Perception, Skilled club wielder and marksman, Fire Manipulation (Via his Thermos)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Far superior to Team RWBY)
Lifting Strength: Class M (Superior to Ruby)
Striking Strength: City Class+
Durability: City level+
Range: Standard Melee range, dozens to hundreds of meters with his Thermos
Standard Equipment: Thermos
Intelligence: Very High (Despite his eccentric demeanor and his civilian appearance, Oobleck is a skilled and experienced Huntsman, considered qualified to escort students on field assignments and assess their fighting abilities. While capable of wielding traditional weapons, Oobleck himself believes his greatest asset and contribution is his mind, studying past mistakes in order to impart that knowledge to his students so that they may avoid repeating them. He has also earned a Ph.D., a testament to his intellect, and possesses expertise in the fields of history and archaeology. Despite prefering to use his brains, Oobleck is highly skilled in combat, able to use his weapon to fend off a Paladin with ease while also using his speed and the attack of his weapon's fire to the fullest advantage.)
Weaknesses: Continual use of his Aura will cause it to decay to the point where he can be left weakened or even incapacitated
- Thermos: Oobleck's Thermos takes the form of an everyday thermos. It's small, green in coloration, and functions in the traditional usage of the storing and repeated retrieval of a beverage inside it, as demonstrated by Oobleck during his lectures. When called into action, however, Oobleck can deploy his thermos as a weapon, telescoping it into the shape of a torch, as well as hints of being a Bat, when its flame is activated. The nozzle entrance at the top of the thermos functions as a fire lighter, from which several balls of fire can be shot like multi-directional missiles. It also has the ability to turn objects that it hits into flaming projectiles, which he then bats towards his opponent; however, the only known case of this so far has been with Zwei. Oobleck can also use this function as a melee weapon, able to ignite any adversary he hits at close range. This combination of abilities allowed Oobleck to take down several Atlesian Paladin-290s in quick succession. It also was able to function as a torch and an incendiary rocket launcher of sorts, likely using Dust to create an effect of that nature.