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Missing child of wind... by Mairwynn Missing child of wind... by Mairwynn
So, I've fallen into the joys of playing 'The Legend of Spyro' series once again, and an idea struck me recently...what would Cynder truly have looked like? Ever since the reveal of her elements: Poison, Fear, Wind, and Shadow, many have speculated and theorized that...had Cynder avoided corruption as an egg, she would have been born a wind dragon instead. When you ponder about it, it makes a lot of sense really...even if this is old news, wind is the only element of inventory that ISN'T corrupted and evil.

So I wanted to play with what her appearance should have been.

This is what resulted in some brainstorming. Just like in the games: her horns, spikes, wing and tail tips are silvery, her eyes are a shade of jade, but normally...wind dragons are visualized in white/silver/gray or very pale hues. I don't believe her ventral side would have been so colorful...but I felt it would have leagued wit her eyes...c:

I hope you like...c:
~Lady

Cynder (c) Whomever
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juniorartist1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I really love this picture, and while looking at it I started to become inspired. I spent all night working on an older version of this baby dragon. I tried to stay true to the original design but while still sticking to my own style. You'll notice that some of the colour is different and there are a lot more horns along with sharper edges to show matcheraty. Thank you very much for this inspirational piece. I would love for you to see it along with the rest of my gallery. :) :) :) :)
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I'm happy to have provided some inspiration for you, and I loved your interpretation. You are a true artist in the making! :) 
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juniorartist1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Your very welcome. It is a true honor to be called an artist in the making by someone as talented as you.
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww thank you so much, you're very kind! Although I'm not very talented, I still have a very long road to go! 
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juniorartist1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Doesn't everyone...
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, indeed...but that is life! It always likes to keep things interesting, as long as our hearts are open. :)
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My theory is that Cynder gained those 4 elemental powers (Poison, Shadow, Wind, and Fear) from her momentary exposure to the big column that turned Spyro into Dark Spyro in The Night of Eternal Darkness. In the story the Chronicler told, Malefor gained the power of Wind among other powers that most thought impossible, and that beam was Malefor being released, it contained his essance and spirit. Cynder had already been exposed to a part of Malefor's dark magic when she was turned into the terror of the skies, but when she was in her giant form the only power she used was fire, so my guess is that her original power was fire. Then she lost her power after Spyro used his Convexity fury on her.
On the other hand Spyro was exposed to Malefor for a long period of time, and so a part of Malefor is now living inside of him.
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student General Artist
A very valid theory! :aww: I agree that it is possible that Cynder would have been a fire dragoness. That was the element she bore in the first game, and I agree too that the fierce battle in Convexity rendered it to slumber or (in a way) lifeless. 

Wind, though, just never seemed to have been considered a very dark element to me. Malefor did harness the ability, but I feel that a lot of plot-holes were left in the trilogy too. There has to be more to the dragon race than they implied. Wind (I think) is an element, even though it was briefly mentioned by The Chronicler, so it could be that there are or were wind dragons. For me, I can see Cynder as a Wind dragoness, despite that she possessed fire in the beginning. It seemed to stay with me, just by her thin and aerodynamic physique mostly, though, that she could be a Wind dragon. 

I couldn't agree with you more, though! You've definitely struck the nail on the head several times with your theory. I try to stick as closely to the original story like you have without going too crazy...I do want to follow your theory and see how she would look like as a fiery one! :)
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Cool!
By the way, It's still an awesome picture!
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem
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FatherOfMusho Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... yeah, a lot of speculation came about from Cynder's wind power, but in all honesty I think that, as you have explained, she would have been a fire dragon.  There are no known wind dragons in the  LoS universe, otherwise there would be a guardian of such an element.  Besides, I've envisioned wind dragons a bit... differently.
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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FatherOfMusho Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah.  To me, wind dragons are... never mind.
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No go ahead, I want to hear your idea!
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FatherOfMusho Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My idea of wind dragons aren't exactly from the Spyro universe, so I think my point is moot.
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's ok, I'd still like to hear it, I'm writing my own stories.
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FatherOfMusho Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
In that case I kind of want to keep it to myself until the writing competition is over.  No offense, but I like to keep my ideas to myself.
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EpsiloNaturion Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a hatchling drawn like this. That's quite a rear end! :XD:

I prefer Cynder with the magenta/red and black color scheme but this is really neat! That green really catches your eye! :D
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Hahaha definitely! Giggle It may have been just me, but she looked more proportional that way! I've grown accustomed/preferred to her usual black and magenta appearance too, but this curiosity couldn't resist of what she would have looked like...c:

Thank you so much, the colors seemed right for her silvery hide! ;) 
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EpsiloNaturion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Black or silver, please post more baby Cynder. She's adorable!:love:
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I will! I would love to! la in love 
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh, just lovely~.
And wonderful concept!
You're not the first to speculate her element would have alternatively have been wind, but you ARE the first one to make an alternate design that i actually LIKE XD
This is just so pretty and the shading is fantastic.
I love her tiny paws -- GAH, just neat :love: AND on toned paper!! :la:
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww thank you~! :giggle: I'm so happy you like this concept! :hug:

The more I look at her this way, the more I enjoy the idea...I may have to draw more of Windy Cyndy! :icondummywooplz: 
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FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say go for it! This was truly wonderful :D
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! la in love :love: 
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LocoDA107 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
She'll look very pretty that way.
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! c:
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Pardra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh my, those sea green colors on that silver hide~ That's got to be my favorite color scheme for never-corrupted Cynder.
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, dear! I'm so glad you like it! :aww:
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SecariTheHalfBlood Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice c:
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Mairwynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you~! c:
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