I heard you’re… looking for someone. Heh.
~ Shady Man to Yang Xiao Long.
Now, to pay me back for this tooth we're gonna take your bike... and you're gonna take your lumps.
~ Shay D. Mann, before attacking Yang.

Shay D. Mann, also known as Shady Man is a minor antagonist of Volume 5 in the world of RWBY. He is a bandit from the Branwen Tribe.

He was voiced by Clifford Chapin.



Nothing is known about Shady Man's life prior to the events of the series, but he is a bandit and a member of the Branwen Tribe and serves his leader, Raven Branwen.

Volume 5

Yang Xiao Long stops to fuel up her motorcycle, Bumblebee and get some water. The Shady Man is a drunk customer at the Just Rite fuel station. He is a touch lascivious, verbally appraising Yang's body. He persists in hitting on Yang despite her refusal, even going so far as to attempt to touch her hair. After she knocks his tooth out, ejecting him from the building in the process he does not act at all like he holds her reaction against her. In fact, he's brave enough to approach her and make in offer in helping her find someone he overheard she's looking for.

The Shady Man brings Yang Xiao Long into the forest, but his intention was an ambush by a small assembly of bandits from the Branwen Tribe. Yang easily defeats them.

Later at the front camp, Shay is confronted by Mercury Black, Emerald Sustrai, Cinder Fall and Arthur Watts.


  • The fuel station Yang stops at, "Just Rite", as well as her brief exchange with the Shady Man, is a reference to her Goldilocks allusion.


           RWBY Villains

Salem's Faction
Salem | Arthur Watts | Tyrian Callows | Cinder Fall | Hazel Rainart | Leonardo Lionheart

Cinder's Faction
Cinder Fall | Roman Torchwick | Mercury Black | Emerald Sustrai | Neo Politan

White Fang
Adam Taurus | Sienna Khan | White Fang Lieutenant | Corsac and Fennec Albain | Ilia Amitola | Yuma | Trifa | Perry | Deery | Associate

The Club
Junior Xiong | Malachite Sisters | Junior's Henchmen | DJ

Branwen Tribe
Raven Branwen | Vernal | Shay D. Mann

Schnee Dust Company
Jacques Schnee | Whitley Schnee | Secretary | Arma Gigas

Merlot Industries
Dr. Merlot | Androids | Mutant Beowolves | Mutant Creeps | Mutant Death Stalker

The Spiders
Little Miss Malachite

Apathy | Beowolves | Beringels | Blind Worms | Boarbatusks | Centinels | Creeps | Death Stalkers | Drakes | Dromedons | Geist | Giant Armor | Goliaths | Griffons | Horse Grimm | Imps | Jackalopes | King Taijitu | Lancers | Leviathan | Mammalian Grimm | Manticores | Nevermore | Nuckelavee | Parasite Grimm | Ravagers | Sabyrs | Sea Feilong | Seers | Sphinxes | Spider Grimm | Tentacle Grimm | Ursai | Wyvern | Ziraphs

God of Darkness | Caroline Cordovin | Cardin Winchester | Team CRDL | Marcus Black | Carmine Esclados | Bertilak Celadon | Boss | Tock | System No. XX

Cinder Fall | Emerald Sustrai | Mercury Black | Roman Torchwick | Neo Politan | Trouble Clef | Floyd the Geist | Mike and Marty | Cardin Winchester

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