Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox
Red vs Blue The Shisno Paradox
The Shisno Paradox
Filmed using Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 3
Halo 2
Halo 2 Anniversary
Character Animation
Genre science fiction, comedy
Running time 170 min
Created by Burnie Burns
Directed by Joe Nicolosi
Written by Joe Nicolosi
Jason Weight
Voices Jen Brown
Gustavo Sorola
Joel Heyman
Geoff Ramsey
Jason Saldaña
Burnie Burns
Matt Hullum
Rebecca Frasier
Dan Godwin
Shannon McCormick
Production company Rooster Teeth
Release(s) April 15th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018
No. of episodes 15
Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox is the sixteenth full season of Red vs. Blue[1]. The season is the first of a multi-season arc helmed by Joe Nicolosi, who returns to write and direct[2] alongside Jason Weight (writer of Caboose's Guide to Finding Your Home), who is set as co-writer.

The main characters this season include Tucker, Sister, Caboose, Sarge, Grif, Simmons, Carolina and Washington. Major supporting characters include Huggins, Donut, Lopez, Jax, and the Cosmic Powers. The primary antagonists are Chrovos and his agents.

The first image from the season was posted to Collider on January 17, 2018, released alongside the reveal of Rooster Teeth's 2018 animation slate[3]. The season's release date was later confirmed on March 9, 2018, by Nicolosi himself in a post on his Rooster Teeth profile.[4] The title of the season was revealed on April 5, 2018 alongside a teaser trailer.[5] A clip from the season opener was released on April 12,[6] and the following day Collider revealed a season trailer.[7]

Unlike previous seasons, the public release will only be on Rooster Teeth's website, with no plans for a YouTube release as part of the company's efforts to move away from the platform.[8][9] The digital home release of the season was made available on November 6, 2018, alongside an announcement that the Blu-Ray/DVD physical release would be available from January 1, 2019.[10]

Synopsis Edit

The award-winning, longest-running web series Red vs. Blue returns with season 16. Picking up in the moments after the conclusion of season 15, Red vs. Blue returns with a new saga, pitting the characters against powerful new foes and launching them back into an epic adventure unlike any other in the show’s history[11]

Red vs. Blue is back! A simple trip to lunch triggers an epic quest full of new enemies, allies, betrayals, and stuffed crust in… ‘The Shisno Paradox,’ available April 15 on Rooster Teeth FIRST! Red vs Blue returns with the opening chapter of a brand new saga. With the present and future in peril, the Reds and Blues only have one place to go…[7]


Reds and BluesEdit

Cosmic PowersEdit

Agents of ChrovosEdit

Interstellar DailyEdit




Episode List
# Episode Title Running Time Description
1. The Shisno 9:36 The beginning of a new adventure for the Reds and Blues picks up right where the last one left off... a conversation about where to get lunch. Unbeknownst to our heroes, powerful forces have taken an interest in the debate.
2. Incendiary Incidents 11:30 The gang goes out for pizza. Grif attempts to stop the plot from moving forward. The return of a deceased teammate throws all their plans in peril.
3. Lost Time 8:52 Adrift in time and space, the Reds and Blues attempt to make sense of Donut's cryptic message. Sarge reopens old wounds. Caboose has a time machine.
4. Sis and Tuc's Sexellent Adventure 10:44 Tucker and Sister go on a side quest to settle a romantic argument. Grif yells at children.
5. Headshots 12:46 Sarge and Simmons take their new Red Team recruits on a mission to settle an old score. Powerful forces meet on Starseeds to discuss the Reds and Blues.
6. A Pizza the Action 8:59 Grif and Doc struggle to invent pizza. Tucker and Sister get wasted.
7. It Just Winked At Me 7:44 Two of the Reds and Blues engage in mortal combat against King Atlus' champion. Huggins says hi.
8. Recovery 11:52 On the planet of Chorus, Agent Carolina helps Washington with the final stages of his recovery. Meanwhile in the distant past, Grif attempts to put down roots.
9. Walk and Talk 13:40 Agents Carolina and Washington visit with Dylan's time travel expert. Grif gets his steps in.
10. Caboose's Travels 10:37 Caboose shares his vacation photos. In the distant past, the King of England receives an unexpected guest.
11. Sword Loser 10:05 Huggins makes her plea to the Cosmic Powers. Grif's wish comes true.
12. Docudrama 10:30 The Reds and Blues reunite behind the scenes of Jax's movie production. Grif attempts to wrangle cats.
13. A Time for Hammers 11:41 The Cosmic Powers reveal the mythic origins of their war against Chrovos. The Reds and Blues learn their part in the battle to come.
14. Lights Out 9:15 Tucker struggles to cope with the truth about Washington. A sleeping giant wakes.
15. Paradox 22:27 In the season finale of the Shisno Paradox, Carolina leads the Reds and Blues in a time travel rescue mission to save Agent Washington.

Other EpisodesEdit

Lopez's Technical Guide to EmpathyEdit

What does it mean to empathize? Join Red Team's resident robot in learning about the inner workings of the mind, feelings, and social interactions! Some assembly required.

Unreal EstateEdit

Finding a new home can be a long and difficult process, but Sister and Grif have you covered! Simmons, however, has something to say about the change of scenery.

A Trip AbroadEdit

Going on a trip abroad can be scary; luckily Grif and Simmons have some advice that will surely come in handy.

Hard Truths Edit

Tough love is the only love you losers can hope for, am I right?

RTX 2018Edit

  • Main Article: RTX 2018
  • Airdate: July 18, 2018

August 3rd, 4th and 5th at the Austin Convention Center -- Be there, or be Blue!


  • Main Article: Recycling
  • Airdate: August 12, 2018

Sarge and Grif are here to show you how to Reduce, Refuse, and Reload your Reliable shotgun! Also something about Recycling.


  • Main Article: Diversity
  • Airdate: August 26, 2018

Grif and Simmons attempt to discuss the importance of Diversity while simultaneously trying not to offend everyone.



  • This season was confirmed to take place moments after Season 15 in its official synopsis.
  • Unlike the previous seasons, this season will not be released to YouTube following the FIRST member release, stated by Matt Hullum in a journal post and Burnie Burns on the Rooster Teeth podcast.
  • This is the first season since Season 5 to have an opening credits sequence.
    • This is also the first time since Season 5 where Sister appears as a main character.
      • Despite this, Rebecca Frasier isn't shown in the opening credits. This was likely an oversight.
  • Jason Saldaña and Rebecca Frasier recorded much of their dialogue as Sister and Tucker this season in the recording booth at the same time, a rare occurrence in animated productions.
  • This season has the least amount of episodes in the entire series with only 15 episodes compared to the usual 19-21 episodes of other seasons. Despite this, the total runtime is estimated to be about the same as Season 12.[12]
    • Joe stated that he found the longer-than-normal runtime length of Season 15 (nearly 4 hours) to be too long, which is why he reduced the runtime.
  • This is the first season since Revelation to have a specific subtitle.
  • The first and last episode of the season spells out, "The Shisno Paradox".



  1. RWBY Vol. 6 to premiere this fall - Entertainment Weekly
  2. I am Joe Nicolosi, Writer and Director of Season 15 - AMA - Reddit
  3. Rooster Teeth Unveils 2018 Animation Slate & New Animated Series ‘Nomad of Nowhere’ - Collider
  4. RvB Season 16, Pre-release Update
  5. #RvB16 April 15th - Rooster Teeth on Twitter
  6. Hungry for some Red vs. Blue? Watch the #RvB16 premiere on Sunday, April 15!
  7. 7.0 7.1 Exclusive: ‘Red vs Blue’ Season 16 Trailer Introduces “The Shisno Paradox”
  9. RT Podcast: Ep. 488 - Why Is Gavin Blue?
  10. Rooster Teeth's 'Red Vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox' Arrives on Digital Release Today - Collider
  11. Rooster Teeth Introduces ‘gen:LOCK’, Its Biggest Animated Production Since ‘RWBY’ - Tubefilter
  12. Twitter-favicon @TehPwnShop (Joe Nicolosi) on Twitter: “looks like we’re topping off at 162 minutes this year.”

Red vs. Blue
Season 1 · Season 2 · Season 3 · Season 4 · Out of Mind · Season 5
Recovery One · Reconstruction · Relocated · Recreation · Revelation
Season 9 · MIA · Where There's a Will, There's a Wall · Season 10
Season 11 · Season 12 · Season 13
Season 14 · Season 15
Season 16
PSAs · Special Episodes · Animated · 360
Team Slipspace: An Epic Grifball Saga

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