The reasons why Cynder from the Legend of Spyro series doesn’t deserve all the hating she gets.
Let me start off by making one thing clear, the purpose of this paper is not to troll or to incite flame wars. The title of this paper says it all.
First a little background; Cynder is a young female dragon from the Legend of Spyro series. She’s the main villain in the first of the series, A New Beginning, a, more or less, sideline character in the second of the series, The Eternal Night (by which she only makes scarce and brief appearances), and is a heroine alongside Spyro in the third and final installment of the series, Dawn of the Dragon.
Her character history starts off by being stolen from the Dragon Temple as an egg by the primary antagonist of the series, Malefor. Using his dark powers, Malefor infused little Cynder with so much dark power that she literally grew, instantly, to an adult. Her mind warped by Malefor and the dark powers he had given her, Cynder served as Malefor’s agent in doing his evil biddings, until she was defeated in battle by none other than Spyro at the end of A New Beginning. Weakened by her battle with Spyro, a large...