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General Fics

Sadistic Enmity by Cgaume 12
  • Recommended by Freya Crescent
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Pain. How can one define pain? Is it physical, mental, emotional? Maybe...it's all in your head...
  • Comments: A look into Cynder's troubled mind.

The Legend of Spyo: A New Dawn by Kendell

  • Recommended by Toko WH
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's been 9 years since the Dark Master was defeated but a darkness is coming on the horizon. The new Year of the Dragon brings with it the dawn of a vengeful new enemy intent on tearing Spyro and Cynder's peaceful lives apart at the seams. Finished!
  • Comments: An interesting take on events after the Legend of Spyro series, this is the first in a trilogy that's so far shaping up to be pretty good. Though the early parts are a bit rough, it mostly irons itself out as you go and presents quite the story. Also notable is the fact that the writer managed to make Ember quite popular with its readers, which that a lone should tell you something.
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  • Now has its own page here.

Lost by Riverstyxx

  • Recommended by Toko WH
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Cynder searches for Spyro.
  • Comments: Taking place some time after the ending to DotD, Lost follows Cynder as she wakes up on a beach with Spyro no where to be found. Determined to find him, Cynder sets out on a journey in an unfamiliar land... But it soon becomes apparent that there's more to this strange world than it appears... Started as a challenge to keep the author writing every single day, it's notable for it's frequent, almost once a day updates with occasional short breaks in between. Definitely a good read for any LoS fan.

The Legend Of Cynder Series (A New Beginning, Cost of the Legend: The Bloodiest Battle of All and Shadow of the Eternal Night) by GoldenGriffiness

  • Recommended by Toko WH
  • Status
    • A New Beginning: Complete
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    • Night Terrors: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: An ebony egg floats down the Silver River. Thrown into Spyro's shoes in more ways than one, can Cynder overcome what awaits? Did Ignitus make a mistake that will destroy the realms' last hope of salvation? More importantly, will Sparx shut up long enough for Cynder to get anything done? And where is Spyro; dead...or worse?
  • Comments: While there are lot of Spyro fics out there that go by the concept "What if X character/OC/whoever was with/replaced Spyro during the events of the The Legend of Spyro?", the Legend of Cynder series is one of the few that manages to make it entertaining. It starts out a bit rough, following The Stations of the Canon for the most part as it pokes fun at a lot of the Fridge Logic and Headscratchers the Legend of Spyro series, but it gets better as it goes on. It isn't just 'The Legend of Spyro but with Cynder as Spyro'. New events eventually arise from this change, Cynder has a lot more of a head strong personality than canon Cynder, the universe is generally expanded upon as time goes on, with new characters and plot lines added into the mix, all the while still never managing to lose it's roots of poking at the Fridge Logic the Legend of Spyro series presents, even when things eventually get a lot darker. Overall, this series is an interesting read, and if you're normally not big on the "The Legend of Spyro retold BUT WITH X CHARACTER AS THE MAIN CHARACTER!!", this at least worth a second glance.
  • Has its own page here.

The Legend Of Dwayne And Lisa by Foowd

  • Recommended by tvlegend
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dwayne and Lisa Reed only ever had each other, neither ever knowing who their parents really were. However things change when they both find themselves warped to the dragon realms and turned into dragons. Soon they will not only have to contend with a new threat that looms over Spyro's world, but they may just learn something about themselves along the way...
  • Comments: This is one of those Human to Dragon fanfictions (in which a Human goes into the Spyro universe and becomes a dragon), but this time, there's a bit of a twist in the tale. It's also got a few really funny moments, emotional scenes and it has a chilling villain. You have to read this fanfiction to find out who it is!
  • Has its own page here.

Crossover Fics

Ponyville goes to the... dragons by Freelancer.
  • Recommended by Toko WH
  • Status: Dormant
  • Cross-over with: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Pairings: SpikeXEmber
  • Synopsis: ''Spyro, Cynder, and Ember are accidently brought to Equestria by one of Twilight's failed spells. With no quick way home, the three find themselves stuck in Ponyville, and being housed by none other than Spike and the lavender unicorn mare herself.
    • Soon, awkward and unusual situations arise, tempers flare with destructive consequences, personal demons threaten to rear their long suppressed heads once more, and Spike learns that sometimes if you wait long enough, love will find you.''
  • Comments: In interesting cross-over, and one of the few Spyro / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic cross-over fics I've actually enjoyed reading. Though, you're mileage may vary due to some Alternative Character Interpretation on Cynder's part, some Canon Welding of the classic and legend of Spyro series, it's main pairing, and of course, ponies, it's still a rather enjoyable cross-over fic none the less.
  • Has its own page here.

Shipping Fics

Comics

Pure Light by Xannador, later continued by Dragonoficeandfire, currently run by Ruscsi
  • Recommended by sananaryon
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: The world has gone to shit. Spyro has gone insane, and resurrected Malefor. They now rule the broken world as a Big Bad Duumvirate. Warfang, ruled by the corrupt princess Ember, is now the only standing city. Everything else is a desolate wasteland infested by dark dragons under the Dark Masters. Cynder, grievously wounded by Spyro at the onset of his madness, leads small expeditions out, but it's a losing battle. Life within the walls are bleak for our Validor, Burner, TJ and Electroy.
  • Comments: This comic has gone through a lot of irl drama, but it's still a fantastic read. One of the most elaborate worlds ever created based on the Legend of Spyro series. The characters are all lovable, and you'll feel yourself enjoying the art as much as the story.
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