I was one of the first to suggest violence where violence was necessary. Peace bred complacency and acceptance of our place in the world. I will not allow humanity to push us down without pushing them back.
~ Sienna Khan explaining her policy to Adam Taurus.
Adam - if you continue along this path, you might just find yourself standing beside me at my throne.
~ Sienna's entrusting words to Adam Taurus.

Sienna Khan is an antagonist in the American animated webseries RWBY. She is a member of the White Fang who worked her way up to High Leader.

She was voiced by Monica Jean Rial, who also voiced Tanya Degurechaff and Stocking.

History

Background

Sienna joined the White Fang under the leadership of Ghira Belladonna. She worked alongside Adam Taurus and Ilia Amitola, who did not share their leader's pacifist ways. During an incident involving the White Fang leadership being attacked by xenophobic humans, Adam attacked them and violently killed one of them. Though Ghira was horrified, Sienna commended Adam.

Shortly after, Ghira stepped down as leader of the White Fang, and Sienna became the new High Leader of the White Fang. Unlike Ghira, Sienna did not share his beliefs in peaceful protest and sought to have the Faunus be accepted as equals through fear and violence. Under her new direction and leadership, the White Fang adopted its more violent and aggressive behavior and became a militant group.

Later, she, Adam, and Ilia attacked a Schnee Dust Company building in a in act of terrorism. She and Adam overpowered the guards and Atlas soldiers, sadistically attacking them and employing ever more violent methods.

Before the events of the "Black" Trailer and Volume 1, Sienna sends Adam to Vale to become the leader of the faction operating there, promising him that he will one day stand by her side.

Volume 4

In "The Next Step", Salem instructs Hazel Rainart to attend a meeting with Sienna Khan, which had been arranged by Adam Taurus, and ensure she and the White Fang remain loyal to her cause; to which he complies.

Volume 5

In "Dread in the Air", Sienna is met by Adam and Hazel, who are seeking to have the assistance of the White Fang for an assault on Haven Academy and by extension a war on Humanity. Amidst her refusal, Adam's true aim for the meeting is revealed as he commits a coup, stating that most of the organization has started seeing him as the true leader of the White Fang. Sienna tells Adam that she would never follow him, but was impaled mid-sentence in the abdomen with his katana. Using the sword to lift and bring her closer, Adam callously thanked Sienna for her service to the White Fang and told her that the Faunus need him now.

After her death, Adam then instructed the mutineers present that Sienna was to be martyred, and to inform the rest of the White Fang and that she was killed by a human Huntsman. This act earned Adam contempt from Hazel, due to Adam omitting that he plotted a coup and Hazel seeing Sienna's death as unnecessary. Adam paid no mind to this, eager to wage war on humanity which would have been hindered by Sienna.

RWBY: Amity Arena

Sienna appears as a Legendary unit in RWBY: Amity Arena. She is a melee unit that can charge through and freeze enemies, while having considerable range.

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Trivia

  • "Sienna" refers to a reddish shade of brown, while Khan translates as "sovereign," "king", or "military leader", in a number of languages.
  • Sienna alludes to Shere Khan from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, which is all the more evident as the predecessor, Ghira Belladonna, the previous leader of the White Fang, may allude to Bagheera from the same story.
    • Shere Khan is a tiger, and Sienna is a tiger Faunus indicated by her ears and stripes on both arms and legs.
    • Incidentally, Shere Khan in the original tale was stampeded by bulls, while Sienna Khan was assassinated by Adam Taurus, who alludes to a bull.

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