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It's not about overpowering an enemy. It's about taking away what power they have.
~ Cinder Fall


Cinder Fall is one of the main villains of RWBY. Whilst her motives are unknown, she appears to lead a small group with malicious goals. She is Roman Torchwick's superior, and is often seen issuing orders to him. Her other subordinates include Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black. Cinder is imperious and cunning, with a touch of cruelty. Usually, she maintains a calm and collected demeanor and is willing to take over a fight if necessary. Cinder is ambitious and demanding, doesn't seem to tolerate failure, and dislikes when she is disobeyed, reprimanding Emerald and Mercury when they failed to obey her orders to keep their hands clean. She is shown to be an excellent strategist as well, often planning ahead to keep her goals in reach while keeping her accomplices on a strict "need to know" basis.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 8-A | 7-B | 7-A

Name: Cinder Fall

Origin: RWBY

Gender: Female

Age: In her 20s

Classification: Human

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled swordswoman and archer, Highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, Able to manipulate and use her Aura defensively (Enhances her natural durability), offensively (Enhances her striking power and sharpens her senses), and to unlock the Aura of another person, Regeneration (Mid-Low), Lava Dust Manipulation (Can create disguises, make weapons, shoot fireballs and create pillars of lava, and make shards of glass) | All previous powers but greatly increased | All previous powers but greatly increased plus Flight, Fire Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Telekinesis, and Forcefield Creation

Attack Potency: At least Multi-City Block level (Superior to Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black) | City level+ (Matched Glynda Goodwitch, Almost killed Ruby in the first episode and then stomped her in a later episode, has half of the power of the Fall Maiden) | Mountain level (Far stronger than before due to obtaining the entirety of the Fall Maiden's power. Killed Ozpin and casually killed Pyrrha Nikos. While extremely exhausted, weakened, and significantly holding back, casually killed a Berringel, a Grimm that gave Ruby a difficult fight)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Speedblitzed Ruby and casually blocked her sniper rounds, reacted to attacks from Glynda Goodwitch and Amber, comparable to Mercury Black and Emerald Sustrai)

Lifting Strength: Class M (Stronger than Ruby)

Striking Strength: At least Multi-City Block Class | City Class+ | Mountain Class

Durability: At least Multi-City Block level (Superior to Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black) | City level+ (Took several strong attacks from Glynda head on and she was still able to fight) | Mountain level (Tanked attacks from Ozpin)

Stamina: High

Range: Extended melee range with Dust Swords, Dozens of meters with Lava Dust and Dust Bow

Standard Equipment: Dust-Infused Dress, Lava Dust Swords/Bow

Intelligence: High (Cinder is a highly skilled infiltrator and manipulator, able to sneak into Beacon and remain there undetected for months, formulating a plan that would simultaneously allow her to take the Fall Maiden's powers, bring about the fall of Beacon Academy, and deal a massive political and societal blow to Vale and Remnant as a whole. She is highly skilled in unarmed combat and swordsmanship, using such skills to fend off numerous Atlas Soldiers at once and easily defeating them without being hit once. She is also very skilled in archery, capable of launching three arrows at once with great accuracy and pragmatically exploiting any advantage whenever possible. Her capabilities with Dust are great enough to allow her to match Glynda, and after obtaining the Fall Maiden's full power she was able to outmatch Ozpin in direct combat, even stating that she had the ability to command her power in unimaginable ways.)

Weaknesses: Continual use of her Aura will cause it to decay to the point where she can be left weakened or even incapacitated

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Dust Manipulation: Cinder has a strong command over lava Dust, often wielding and manipulating it in battle. Her primary techniques seem to be firing a highly forceful blast of lava, as well as summoning multiple pillars of lava that erupt from the ground. She is able to transform a cloud of dust she had previously dispensed into several shards of what appears to be glass, which she proceeded to launch as projectiles. She is even able to conjure a Dust-based pair of dual black glass swords, construct and then seamlessly transform them into a bow with a series of black glass arrows ready to fire. She is also capable of triggering this ability to change the shape of Dust-imbued clothes, as shown by her changing from a stealth outfit to a formal dress instantly.
    • Dust Weapon: Cinder's Weapon is a Dust-created and glass-based weapon with multiple forms created. The weapon consists of a pair of blades which combine to form a bow. In Sword mode, the weapon is a single-handed weapon similar to a European seax or a Moorish scimitar. The blade is broad and has multiple cutting edges, although the blades must be relatively light to enable the user to keep them balanced when using them in their designed dual-wielding form. In Bow mode, the weapon uses a straight bow design with a hand-grip built into the frame and is capable of producing multiple broadhead-tipped arrows that detonate on impact. The arrows are able to reform themselves if something should shatter them before they hit their target. After gaining the full Fall Maiden's powers, Cinder sets the blades on fire.

Key: Base | Half Fall Maiden Powers | Full Fall Maiden's Powers


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Crocodile (One Piece) Crocodile's Profile (Note: This was Base Cinder and Baroque Works Saga Crocodile. Speed was equalized)

Inconclusive Matches:

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    • @Homu We actually had Sayaka vs Weiss and Kyoko vs Cinder as well (although the latter was never concluded) @LAS Walpurgis-nacht, it's German
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    • He's asking how hot the fire Tyrant breathes is
    • No idea. He didn't use it to burn through her ice as it was in a much weaker form.