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The name's Jaune Arc. Short, sweet, rolls off the tongue, ladies love it.
~ Jaune Arc introducing himself to Ruby Rose

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If I die buying them time, then it's worth it. They're the ones that matter.
~ Jaune Arc talking about sacrificing his life for his friends to Cinder Fall

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Yeah, well, that's just kind of our style.
~ Jaune Arc taking pride in his team's head-first approach after demonstrating their weapon upgrades to Elm and Vine

Summary

Jaune Arc is the leader of Team JNPR who wields a sword and shield named Crocea Mors, an heirloom formerly belonging to his great-great-grandfather. He comes from a long line of esteemed Hunters and feels pressured to live up to their reputations. Because of his family line, Jaune is obsessed with being a hero. However, he was never formally trained like the rest of his family, which causes him to lack self-esteem and assign a lot of importance to his image as a fighter. He also does not seem to be very proud of having a weapon given to him, rather than earning or crafting it on his own, referring to his weapon as a simple "hand-me-down" instead of a "family heirloom." However, Jaune has demonstrated capable leadership skills and good tactical judgment. He also possesses a strong aura which allows him to heal himself, although he cannot yet control this ability.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C | High 8-C | At least High 8-C | 8-B

Name: Jaune Arc

Origin: RWBY

Gender: Male

Age: 17 | 18 | 19

Classification: Human, Huntsman-in-Training, Leader of Team JNPR

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Aura (Able to use his Aura for numerous purposes), Forcefield Creation (Aura can be used as a full-body forcefield), Statistics Amplification (Can use Aura to enhance his striking power), Enhanced Senses (Can use his Aura to sharpen his senses), Regeneration (Mid-Low), Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant (Although less skilled than most of his peers), StunningWeapon Mastery (Adept swordsman), Resistance to Extreme Heat and Cold (Aura protects the user from sub-zero temperatures, allowing them to walk through a blizzard in casual clothing or be encased in ice without being cold, as well as extreme heat up to and including the heat of flames, being blasted with steam, and being submerged in lava without being burned) | All previous abilities to a greater extent plus Vibration Manipulation (Can create shockwaves with his sword), Healing and Statistics Amplification (Via Semblance) | All previous plus Light Manipulation, Forcefield Creation and Gravity Manipulation (The upgrades to his shield allow Jaune to extend its cover using Hard-Light Dust, as well as repel and attract objects using Gravity Dust)

Attack Potency: Large Building level (Killed an Ursa Major with a few strikes, somewhat weaker than Ruby) | Large Building level+ (Capable of harming the Nuckelavee, which took attacks from both Ruby and Nora without much damage. Is comparable to most of Team RNJR and was capable of contending with a casual Cinder Fall, as well as slightly harming her) | At least Large Building level+ (Shouldn't be considerably weaker than Ruby and Yang) | City Block level (Has gotten stronger than before, even getting improved weapons from Atlas as a result)

Speed: Hypersonic (Comparable to teams RWBY and his fellow JNPR teammates) | Hypersonic+ (Should be faster than before) | Massively Hypersonic (Can keep up with Ruby Rose) | Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to Team RWBY and Oscar Pine)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Was able to hold the heavy claw of an Ursa Major long enough to counter and behead it in a single hit) | At least Class K in Volume 4 and beyond (Should be comparable to Ruby Rose at this point) | At least Class K, likely higher | At least Class K, likely higher (Comparable to Ruby. Can repel Cinder Fall briefly)

Striking Strength: Large Building Class | Large Building Class+ | At least Large Building Class+ | City Block Class

Durability: Large Building level (Comparable to his Attack Power), higher with Aura (Allows him to take hits from characters stronger than him and acts as a 'health bar' that lets him take multiple hits from characters of similar stature. Pyrrha has noted that Jaune possessed a lot of Aura. With his Semblance, he can amp his Aura Shield to the point of Cardin hurting his hand after punching him) | Large Building level+ (Capable of withstanding hits from the Nuckelavee Grimm. His aura was also capable of fully restoring that of Weiss, indicating that he is more durable than her due to greater aura reserves), higher with Aura | At least Large Building level+ (Comparable to Yang Xiao Long), higher with Aura | City Block level, higher with Aura

Stamina: High, due to considerable Aura reserves

Range: Extended melee range with Crocea Mors

Standard Equipment: Crocea Mors (A longsword and folding shield), Shield Grenade

Intelligence: Above Average (While Jaune is relatively average in the conventional sense, Jaune is a natural-born leader, capable of quickly grasping the tactical situation, forming plans to work according to the advantages of his teammates, and counter possible threats. He is very aware of the capabilities of his team and is able to properly coordinate them into achieving feats that can give them the upper hand during an encounter. He also received some formal training from Pyrrha, and continues to train on his own in her absence)

Weaknesses: Relatively inexperienced, Lacks the ability to use his Semblance and Aura at will, Continual damage to his Aura will cause it to decay to the point where he can be left open to more significant damage. Aura's durability is cumulative; it will deplete with each attack she takes and can be brought down by characters of similar strength. Semblances drain aura by a small amount and without aura they cannot be used until the user's Aura is recharged. Constant exposure to extreme temperature can drain the user's Aura. | Can be emotionally fragile and harbors severe guilt over Pyrrha's death.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

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  • Crocea Mors: Jaune's signature weapon, Crocea Mors is composed of a simple arming sword whose sheath unfolds into a heater shield for protection. Unlike any other character in RWBY, Jaune didn't make his weapon, instead, it is an heirloom that was passed down from his great-great-grandfather, who used it in the Great War. After the Fall of Beacon, Jaune had Crocea Mors upgraded, incorporating Pyrrha's old headpiece into the shield, and he can now combine the sword and shield to form a more powerful blade whose edge is lined with metal from Pyrrha's weapon, Milo and Akouo.

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  • Semblance: Aura Amplification: Jaune's Semblance allows him to use his large reserves of aura in order to amplify another person's aura aspects, such as increased regeneration, strength, power of their Semblance, etc. The author has stated that Jaune is able to amplify his own aura (as demonstrated in Volume 1 when he unconsciously reinforced his aura to block Cardin's punch, which nearly broke the latter's hand), although it is unknown whether the effects of the amplification are permanent. 
  • Natural Leader: Jaune releases a battle cry that knocks back enemies, heals his team, and increases his team's power and speed for a short time.
  • Team Jaune: Jaune thrusts his sword into the ground, damaging nearby enemies and leaving them open for his teammates to attack.

Key: Beacon | Post-Beacon/Haven | Post-Haven | Atlas

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