Heartwarming / Cinders

  • The possibility of reconciling with Cinders' stepmother and stepsisters. Especially touching, if you know some variants of the original fairytale, where Cinderella's sisters have their heels and toes chopped off. Values Dissonance indeed.
  • Getting through to the sisters results not only in an improved relationship with Cinders, but also an improved understanding of themselves. This is reflected in the royal Ball — if you didn't get through to them, Gloria will be tongue-tied and break down from stress, and Sophia will be self-deprecating and venomous as usual. If you did, however, their interactions with Basile are much healthier and show they are growing out of their depressive state.
  • In a specific "Independent Woman" ending, should the player elect to impress Carmosa rather than poison her or try to get her arrested, Cinders will refuse Prince Basile's proposal, and stay to help restore her home to it's former splendour. Her reason? No matter what happened in the past, Sophia, Gloria and Carmosa are the only family she has left.
  • Upon seeing Gloria in her new ball gown, Cinders tells the stepsister that she looks pretty. If the player has earned Gloria's favour by then, she happily takes the compliment. It's a far cry from what transpires if their relationship has not improved, where Gloria believes Cinders is being sarcastic and responds with spite.