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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 High 8-C | High 7-C | High 7-C

Name: Cinder Fall

Origin: RWBY

Gender: Female

Age: In her 20s

Classification: Human | Human (With some Grimm in Vol 4 and 5), Fall Maiden

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery (Skilled swordswoman and archer), Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Aura (Able to use her Aura for numerous purposes), Forcefield Creation (Aura can be used as a full-body forcefield), Statistics Amplification (Can use Aura to enhance her striking power), Enhanced Senses (Can use her Aura to sharpen her senses), Regeneration (Mid-Low), Potential Realization (Can unlock the Aura of another person), Extrasensory Perception, Lava Dust Manipulation (Can create disguises, make weapons, shoot fireballs and create pillars of lava, and make shards of glass), Explosion Manipulation | All previous powers but greatly increased, Magic, Fire Manipulation | All previous powers but greatly increased plus Flight, Weather Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Telekinesis, Forcefield Creation, Energy Manipulation (Has a greater control over her dust, allowing her to create spears, more complex swords, and blades of pure fire), Body Control, Elasticity, and Magic Absorption with her Grimm Arm

Attack Potency: At least Large Building level (Vastly superior to Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black) | Large Town 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) | Large Town level (Much stronger than before due to obtaining the other half of the Fall Maiden's power. Killed Ozpin and casually killed Pyrrha Nikos. While extremely exhausted, weakened, and significantly holding back, casually killed a Beringel. Fought on par with Raven, who was able to wield this level of power.)

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

Lifting Strength: Class M (Stronger than Ruby)

Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class | Large Town Class | Large Town Class (Traded blows with Ozpin)

Durability: At least Large Building level | Large Town level (Took several strong attacks from Glynda head on and she was still able to fight) | Large Town level (Tanked attacks from Ozpin and Raven)

Stamina: High

Range: Extended melee range with Dust Swords, Dozens of meters with Lava Dust and Dust Bow | Extended melee range with Swords, Several meters with Grimm Arm, Dozens of meters with ranged attacks, Several kilometers with her powers

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 open to more significant damage, Her Grimm Arm does not gain protection from Aura

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.

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


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Monica Pinkston (SCP Foundation) Monica's Profile (Note: This was Base Monica and Full Maiden Cinder, and Speed was Equalized)

Inconclusive Matches:

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