Salem RWBY
The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind's greatest attribute... which is why I will focus all my power... to snuff it out.
~ Salem


An incredibly enigmatic woman of unknown origin, Salem is the true main antagonist of RWBY. While she acts as the narrator for the first episode of Volume 1, she doesn't appear in person until the final episode of Volume 3, leaving her origin a complete mystery. Currently, her background is entirely unknown, but she appears to be very knowledgeable on the history of Remnant, knowing how humanity started, when they first used Dust and seemingly the origin of the Grimm themselves. It is unknown what made Salem become what she is today, but she is currently a bizarre monster desiring the destruction of humanity in its entirety.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Low 7-B

Name: Salem

Origin: RWBY

Gender: Female

Age: Thousands of years old

Classification: Unknown

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1), Aura (Able to use her Aura for numerous purposes), Forcefield Creation (Aura can be used as a full-body forcefield), Statistics Amplification (Can use Aura to enhance her striking power), Enhanced Senses (Can use her Aura to sharpen her senses), Regeneration (Mid-Low), Potential Realization (Can unlock the Aura of another person), Extrasensory Perception, Animal Manipulation (Can freely create and control Grimm)

Attack Potency: Small City level (Much stronger than Ozpin in his prime. According to Qrow, it would take the combined efforts of himself, Raven, Oobleck and Glynda to even stand a chance at defeating Salem. Should be far superior to Cinder even with the powers of the Fall Maiden)

Speed: At least Hypersonic+ (Should be at least comparable to characters such as Ozpin)

Lifting Strength: Class M (Should be far stronger than Ruby)

Striking Strength: Small City Class

Durability: Small City level

Stamina: Unknown

Range: Unknown

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: Very high (Salem has lived for thousands of years, during which she acquired extensive knowledge of the nature of Aura and Dust, as well as an understanding of human nature, society and history)

Weaknesses: Unknown


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

Start a Discussion Discussions about Salem

  • about salems aura

    5 messages
    • Technically she isn't confirmed to be a Grimm either, has she? But you're right that we don't know if she has aura or how skil...
    • Judging books from covers aside, this can be added no? Kep did passingly agree with it during the downgrades
  • About Salem

    3 messages
    • Bump, cause I don't remember this either
    • He never mentions anything about Oobleck period. He says he wants Raven back because they can only beat her by working together. "The o...