Yang is an energetic, blond-haired young woman with a violent streak. She is going to Beacon Academy to train to be a huntress, and is overjoyed when her younger sister Ruby is asked to attend Beacon Academy as well. She is partnered with Blake.
Yang's weapon, Ember Celica, is described as "dual-ranged shot-gauntlets". They're a pair of retractable gauntlets that can fire shotgun shells.