About 75% of the way through my application for Cinder Fall and I realized maybe I was taking a little too much liberty with her character? The following question is in regards to Cinder as of the end of RWBY Volume 4 so spoilers obviously! I just want to run over what my intentions were before I finished her up, in case it was more how I personally felt about the events then what the show intended/what could be marked as currently canon. Just to be safe, I blacked out the background, so just highlight the text to see it. :)Recap, I guess: during V3, Cinder successfully kills and fuses with the remaining half of Amber, effectively stealing 100% of the Fall Maiden's powers and becoming The Best Around. The previous scenes regarding transferring a Maiden's powers with Pyrrha all heavily implied that becoming a Maiden could have a very high chance of overriding or at least heavily altering who a person is. Later this is sort of confirmed with Ozpin's position in V4. Which, I assume, is why anytime they show Cinder in V4, she's basically done a 180. She's pretty hesitant and almost afraid of events that happen within Salem's domain (despite Tyrian's actions probably being a typical tuesday and considering the fact that she just casually and smugly murdered a shitton of people???).Most of Cinder's arc in V4 is Salem working through her new powers with her, and subsequently Amber. Salem even seems to talk directly about Amber in one of her scene's with Cinder. Hey, don't be afraid of her, you little shit???? My plan was to bring Cinder in post-V4 in a state where she's winning that fight. IE: She has almost completely control over herself, whether that's from Salem berating the shit out of her for weeks/months before she ended up here or just personal resolve. And then being like mildly schizophrenic because Amber is probably always there.BUT. The more I think about it, the more I feel like it's pretty apparent there's some sort of, not necessarily a redemption arc, but if Cinder is fused with Amber, honestly I don't feel like there's anyway that Amber wouldn't win control. Even if that's simply fusing and force a conscious on Cinder. Either way it goes down, everything is sort of pointing toward Cinder defecting or being nice for once in her life. Gross. And since I am personally not a fan of this, I don't know if that is affecting my choices for bringing her from that canon point. All that said, I am 100% okay with pulling Cinder from Volume 3 too, somewhere before any of this would even matter, if only just to avoid making predictions that haven't been confirmed.