Volume 1Edit

Black and WhiteEdit

How very disappointing, Roman.
—Cinder, commenting on Roman Torchwick's failure in a recent operation
We have big plans for you, Roman... All we ask is... a little cooperation.
—Cinder, ordering Roman to continue working with the White Fang

Volume 2Edit

Best Day EverEdit

You'll know what you need when you need to know.
—Cinder, deflecting Roman's question regarding Cinder's group "grand master plan"
Don't think... obey.
—Cinder, to Emerald Sustrai
We're proceeding to phase two.
—Cinder, regarding her plan's progress


People assume that she's fated for victory, when she's really taking fate into her own hands.
—Cinder on Pyrrha Nikos' fighting prowess
It's not about overpowering an enemy. It's about taking away what power they have. And we will, in time.
—Cinder, to Emerald

Dance Dance InfiltrationEdit

They'd be scratching their heads long after we finished what we came here for.
—Cinder, to Mercury Black
Enjoy the rest of the night. After all, it is a party.
—Cinder, to Mercury


All in all, I call today a success.
—Cinder, regarding the Grimm invasion to Vale

Volume 3Edit

Round OneEdit

Even if you know how the story ends, that doesn't make it any less fun to watch.
—Cinder on foregone conclusions

Beginning of the EndEdit

I want to be strong. I want to be feared. I want to be powerful.
—Cinder's opening monologue
You will question everything you know.
—Cinder to Emerald
The Huntsman severed the connection before it was complete... Yes. It's... an emptiness. It burns. Like hunger. I like it... Yes. I will claim what is ours... Thank you.
—Cinder's half of a conversation with an unknown person


This is not a tragedy. This was not an accident. This is what happens when you hand over your trust, your safety, your children, to men who claim to be our guardians, but are in reality nothing more than men. Our academies' headmasters wield more power than most armies, and one was audacious enough to control both.

They cling to this power in the name of peace, and yet, what do we have here? One nation's attempt at a synthetic army mercilessly torn apart by another's star pupil. What need would Atlas have for a soldier disguised as an innocent little girl? I don't think the Grimm can tell the difference. And what, I ask you, is Ozpin teaching his students? First, a dismemberment, now this? Huntsmen and Huntresses should carry themselves with honor and mercy, yet I have witnessed neither.

Perhaps Ozpin felt as though defeating Atlas in the tournament would help people forget his colossal failure to protect Vale when the Grimm invaded its streets. Or perhaps this was his message to the tyrannical dictator that has occupied an unsuspecting kingdom with armed forces. Honestly, I haven't the slightest clue as to who is right and who is wrong, but I know that the existence of peace is fragile, and the leaders of our kingdoms conduct their business with iron gloves. As someone who hails from Mistral, I can assure you the situation there is equally undesirable.

Our kingdoms are at the brink of war, yet we, the citizens, are left in the dark. So, I ask you, when the first shots are fired, who do you think you can trust?
—Cinder, giving her speech to all who watch Pyrrha tear Penny apart

Battle of BeaconEdit

—Cinder, admiring the havoc unfolding below
It's horrendous.
—Cinder, sardonically relishing in the chaos she has wrought
Do not miss what happens next.
—Cinder, just before the arrival of the Grimm Dragon

Heroes and MonstersEdit

This whole time... Right beneath our feet...
—Cinder, to Ozpin
She was right about you... Such arrogance...
—Cinder, to Ozpin

End of the BeginningEdit

Shhh... This is your home now.
—Cinder, to the Grimm Dragon
It's unfortunate you were promised a power that was never truly yours. But take comfort in knowing that I will use it in ways you would never had imagined.
—Cinder, to Pyrrha Nikos
—Cinder, on Ruby's activation of her silver eyes

Volume 5Edit

Dread in the AirEdit

I don't understand. Working with bandits? Keeping Ruby alive? What's the point? We're strong enough to take what we want by force.
—Cinder, to Salem

A Perfect StormEdit

So this is the long-lost Spring Maiden. Prove it.
—Cinder, to Raven and Vernal
Raven, I won't underestimate you, so please don't insult my intelligence. There is a slim chance you and your Maiden could escape here today. But if you know our master as well as you claim to, then you know you could never truly escape her. But we come bearing an olive branch.
—Cinder, to Raven
If you come with us to Haven, we'll leave you, your tribe and your little secret to live out the rest of your days squabbling in the wilderness. We just need the Relic.
—Cinder, to Raven
Fly back home and tinker with your machines. And tell Salem she'll get what she wants and more.
—Cinder to Arthur, while striking the deal with Raven

The More the MerrierEdit

Aww, don't take it personally, little bird. Your sister was a recent addition. The lion on the other hand... entrance into the Vytal Festival was a real treat, but Leonardo's been sending Salem all sorts of information for a very, very long time. Isn't that right, professor?
—Cinder, to Qrow
Who are you again?
—Cinder, callously dismissing Jaune's rage
Did you think you actually had a chance against me?! YOU?!
—Cinder, livid at Jaune wounding her pride
You're just a failure with a death wish.
—Cinder, to Jaune

Vault of the Spring MaidenEdit

Are you nervous, girl? The first Maiden in - why, I'm not sure anyone knows how many years - is about to open a vault. I would say it's quite an exciting time. Don't you feel honored?
—Cinder, to Vernal
It's nothing personal, dear. You're just not worthy of such power. But I am... So I will take... what is mine...
—Cinder, to Vernal
Wha-- what is this? Where’s the power?!
—Cinder, after finding out Vernal's not the Spring Maiden


Vernal was a decoy this whole time. The last Spring Maiden must have trusted you a great deal before she died. I bet that was a mistake.
—Cinder to Raven, before they fight
Look who's talking.
—Cinder to Raven, after Raven says Cinder became a monster for power
Shut up!
—Cinder's last words before Raven sends her into an abyss

About CinderEdit

...a Fall Maiden with a surname so appropriate she probably picked it herself. Something tells me you've got more than a slight case of egomania.
—Raven, to Cinder
What is wrong with you? How can you be so broken inside... to take so many lives, and then come here and rub it in our faces like it's something to be proud of?! All with that damn smile on your face!
—Jaune, to Cinder
Aura can't protect your arm, it's Grimm. You turned yourself into a monster just for power.
—Raven, commenting about Cinder's grafted left arm
It’s not over! Cinder will come back, she’ll have the Relic, and she’ll stop all of you! She won’t let us down.
—Emerald, to everyone about Cinder
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