*flicks tail* "Welcome to my land! Just don't be thinking you are allowed to be here to annoy me!"
Name: Corrupted Cynder/Dark Cynder
Species: Dark Dragon
Homeland: Fallen Temple
Cynder is a black dragoness with a magenta underbelly, a blade-like tail made of iron and blade claws on her wing thumbs, big wings with magenta membranes, and six silver-white horns on her head. In her adult form, she wore two silver bracelets on her two front paws, and a silver "choker" on her neck and her tail made of iron, but she wears them again in Dawn of the Dragon. Cynder also has markings on her head, back, shoulders, and around her eyes. When in the form she is in for the majority of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, she is much larger than usual. Some other attributes of that form are her longer neck, long, lean body, different wings, and a more pointed, adult-looking face. She has emerald colored eyes.
As an egg, Cynder was stolen by Malefor's dark forces and was born under his influence. Malefor's powerful magic transformed Cynder into a lithe, monstrous dragon who was the classic femme fatale: unstable, alternately calm, but explosive, caring about nothing but the return of her master. After she was freed from Malefor's control, Cynder felt guilty about all of the things she had done while under his corruption and thrived to discover her own destiny and help fight against the Dark Master.
In Dawn of the Dragon, Cynder's personality is explored. She is cunning, intelligent, witty, resourceful, brave, spirited, determined, independent, and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Despite her damsel-in-distress role in the previous two games, Cynder is far from passive and doesn't enjoy such roles of frail and weak heroines. For instance, when Spyro was telling Cynder to follow his lead, she immediately responded in an indignant tone, "Why should you lead?'. Cynder's feelings are so strong that she wants to do all she can to keep her loved ones safe, and becomes brave enough to show Spyro hints about her romantic feelings before fully revealing them at the end of the third game.
Having been exposed to Malefor's corruption, Cynder was granted abilities most uncommon among dragons. She has the ability to use Poison, Fear, Wind, and Shadow as her breath attacks, which were granted to her in Dawn of the Dragon. In her dark, corrupted form in A New Beginning, Cynder was seen breathing Shadow Fire, but this ability wasn't included as one of her breath attacks when she returned to her normal form and size.
After learning about Cynder's past from Ignitus, Spyro became determined to stop Cynder from freeing Malefor and followed her to the altar in Convexity. However, he arrived too late, as the evil dragoness had already triggered the portal and provided Malefor's essence with a means of escape. Once she saw Spyro, Cynder engaged him in battle once more, willing to fight the purple dragon to the bitter end. After a fierce and climatic battle, she was ultimately defeated by Spyro, and her body was freed from Malefor's control, changing her back into a young dragon again. However, the gateway to Convexity started to implode as a result of Spyro and Cynder's battle, and Cynder's unconscious form was being brought towards the portal by the gravity pull. Despite a difference of opinion between Spyro and Sparx, Spyro rescued Cynder and fled from Convexity, making a narrow escape.
But where did the Convexity go? Gahahaha!
[ Friends ]
"Don't think I like you all that much! I could kill you at any second I wanted."
"The only one who truly understands me."
Cynder likes you and counts you as a friend.
"My first dragon friend... Er, robot dragon friend."
Cynder really cares about you, and wants to protect you.
[ Enemies ]
"I hate every bit of you! Let your soul die out!"
"Such a young, foolish dragon, who thinks he has all mighty power."
Cynder teases him and pretends to call him strong.
"Little birdie, the wanna-be dragon."
Cynder thinks you are a sorry excuse for a dragon.
"The rudest and smallest little prick I ever met!"
Cynder has no intention of liking you.
[ Frienemies ]
"You're very lucky to even be here! I still despise you, so don't get the wrong idea."
"Mister Master here is fine, he hasn't got in my way... Yet."
Cynder doesn't hate you all that much, apart from being friends with Spyro.
"You were much more respective than the other Skylanders! Lucky you!"
Cynder only likes you because you were the only one who wanted to have her on your side.
[ Partners ]
"You could assist me when you wanted to, not that I need it!"
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"I'm still uncomfortable around you!"
"He bombed Kanto! Even I'm not that cruel!"
Cynder is really unsure and insecure about you.