Cinder was born to the Southern Pyre Clan in Chun-Nan. Strong willed and nimble, she aspired to become a great warrior. But fed up with her family's constant feuding with other clans over territory and ideology, she left her clan and joined the Shijin Warriors in their fight against the Eggman Empire. (StH: #281, #281)
Much like Cream, Cinder has a happy attitude and is full of childlike energy. While she has much to learn about freedom fighting, she is still able to contribute to the team's efforts with her eager attitude and quick movements. She aspires to become a powerful warrior, the likes of the flaming phoenix.
Cinder's appearance, an orange pheasant, is a reference to the Vermilion Bird of the Sixiang, a mythical beast that represents the Chinese element of fire, the cardinal direction of south, and the season of summer.