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"Why won't you fight back?!"
—Dark Cynder

Dark Cynder is the dark counterpart of Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.


Apart from her loyalty to Malefor, Dark Cynder was shown to be ruthless, as she attacked Spyro mercilessly when he refused to fight back. In spite of her complete servitude to her master, deep in her heart, she still held on to her love for Spyro.


Dark Cynder looks similar to Dark Spyro, however she has feminine body proportions with black and grey color over various physical parts of her body.


During Spyro and Cynder's confrontation with Malefor, he unlocked the darkness within Cynder when she became unsure of her past actions. This transformed her into her dark form and brought Cynder back under The Dark Master's control. As Malefor taunted Spyro, Dark Cynder relentlessly attacked the young purple dragon, who refused to fight back. She eventually cornered Spyro and demanded why he wouldn't fight back, to which he replied that losing her had left him nothing to fight for. Upon hearing Spyro's feelings for her, Dark Cynder ceased her attack and was able to return to her normal form with the help of her own love for Spyro.[1]

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  • None of Dark Cynder's abilities are known, but she might have the same powers of Dark Spyro's or her former dark abilities from her previous influence from her master. However when she hits spyros wing, she creates an attack similar to nuclear hit, such as for example the noticeable burst of purple energy.


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