Tanis "Viper" Blaine is a Huntress and the mother Team CBLT's Seth Blaine. Like her son, Tanis is a Fanus, but in her case, a Viper Fanus, complete with snake-like eyes and tongue. Her weapon of choice is a sniper.

Physical description

Like her son, Tanis is very tall, for a woman, with pale skin and long dark green hair, which is normally tied in a braid over her right shoulder and yellow-gold snake eyes. As a viper fanus, her traits include the snake eyes, tongue, and teeth.


Tanis is a calm, yet stern woman who shows very little emotion. She does show emotion just not a lot, and it is usually only when Seth is near. She cares very much for her son and does worry when he gets bullied for being a Fanus. She does not tolerate the bullying of Fanus, and will step in to help one. When she is on a mission, her attention is focused on the mission and the mission only.



  • Aura: Tanis is able to use Aura, the manifestation of her soul, for various purposes in battle.
  • Semblance - Camouflage: Tanis has the power to camouflage into her surroundings. Her semblance was inherited by Seth.
    • Shadow camouflage: Tanis is able to become invisible while in shadows.
    • Body heat camouflage: Tanis is able to hide her own body heat signature.
  • Enhanced agility
  • Enhanced lung capacity: As part of her snake Fanus, Tanis can hold his breath for extended periods of time.
  • Seismic Sense: Also part of her Snake Fanus, Tanis can sense and perceive vibrations in the earth.


  • Combat mastery: Tanis is very skilled in physical combat.
  • Sniper proficiency: Tanis is highly skilled in wielding her weapon.
  • Expert marksmanship: Tanis is an excellent marksman with her sniper rifle.
  • Stealth tactics: As part of her Snake Fanus, Tanis possess extraordinarily expertise in stealth.
  • Athleticism: Tanis is highly athletic and fit, capable of holding her own in battle for an extended period of time as well as executing difficult physical maneuvers.


  • Cold temperatures: Tanis performs very poorly in cold weather conditions.


  • Sniper: Tanis's weapon of choice is a sniper.
  • Scroll


  • Tanis's snake Fanus is a viper while her son, Seth, is a King Cobra.
  • Tanis is a Greek name meaning "serpent lady".
RWBY characters