Sun Wukong is a Faunus from the Kingdom of Vacuo, who later moved to Mistral and made his first appearance in "The Stray." His weapon is a collapsible staff that separates into two pairs of nunchucks made of guns called Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang. In his first appearance, Sun is shown to be fun-loving and mischievous, with little regard for the law - stowing away on a ship, thanking the crew for the ride during his escape, throwing a banana peel in a detective's face, and stealing apples. He has a lot of self-confidence, referring to himself as a "great stowaway." He is also a bit of a flirt towards Blake. In conversation, Sun is very laid-back and casual. He is also kind and patient, willing to listen to Blake's story and waiting for her to do so for nearly two days, bearing with her "small talk and weird looks." He is not afraid to give his opinion and has a dislike for those who regard themselves as "holier than thou," or who "use force to get whatever they want", such as the White Fang. Sun also seems to be willing to help others, regardless of whether he is asked or not, even if he barely knows them. This quality is further demonstrated when he readily volunteers to help Team RWBY with their investigation, despite both Blake and Ruby stating their opposition to his involvement.
Powers and Stats
Name: Sun Wukong
Classification: Faunus (Monkey based)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Able to manipulate and use his Aura defensively (Enhance his natural durability), offensively (Enhanced his striking power and sharpens his senses), and to unlock the Aura of another person, Able to create light clones of himself with his Semblance, Skilled in hand-to-hand combat and the art of Eskrima, Has a prehensile tail, Able to distinguish a disguised Faunus from a normal Human, Night Vision
Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class
Durability: Multi-City Block level (Took a beating from Roman and the Atlesian Paladin)
Range: Extended melee range with staff and nunchucks. Several meters with shotguns.
Standard Equipment: Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang (Bo Staff/Nunchucks/Lever Action Shotguns)
Weaknesses: Continual use of his Aura will cause it to decay to the point where he can be left weakened or even incapacitated
- Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang - Sun Wukong's signature weapons, Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang, are dark red weapons with gold detailing that have two different forms: a bō staff and a pair of gold-chain-linked lever-action shotguns (a form in which they also double as nunchaku). In its staff form, every hit triggers a small explosion and it is able to deflect projectiles and blasts while spun quickly in a defensive stance. Sun is also able to emit a shockwave by slamming his staff to the ground. Sun's use of his staff is similar to the Japanese martial art Bōjutsu, which is a form of martial arts that uses a bō staff. The staff form appears to be quite strong and durable, as it is capable of sending a full-grown Faunus flying, as well as withstanding a direct shot from Melodic Cudgel. While his staff is in its secondary Gunchucks form, he is able to fire shots at his enemies from both weapons simultaneously, with bullets similar to those found in Ember Celica. This lets him keep a steady barrage on his opponent with at least one weapon at any given time without losing the ability to defend. It can be fired whilst being swung at an enemy, re-chambering with momentum while also being able to deflect Roman Torchwick's attacks.
- Semblance - Sun's Semblance is first seen in "Painting the Town...," where he emits two spectral clones of himself. One of the clones appears to be armed with his staff weapon, while the other had no weapon. The spectral clones also appear to explode on contact with an opponent. As of volume 4 Sun is now capable of creating four clones, however maintaining that number requires lots of concentration and can only be maintained for a small amount of time.