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For the episode of the same name, see Midnight.
For her current weapons, see Cinder's Weapons.

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Midnight[1] is a pair of Dust-created, glass-based weapons formerly used by Cinder Fall. They appear to be based on an original metal version of the same weapon that Cinder used in "Beginning of the End".

Cinder was able to create and manipulate the weapons using her Semblance.

After "End of the Beginning", she stopped using Midnight in favor of creating weapons using her Maiden powers. Midnight was never to be seen again.[2]

Description

Glass Version

Midnight consists of a pair of blades which combine to form a bow. It is stated to be made of glass and it seems to be created using bright orange Dust. With its dark, charcoal-like color, the weapon has a resemblance to obsidian, which is black volcanic glass.

When not in use, Cinder uses her powers to create her bow and arrows with the Dust sewn in her clothes.

In its swords form, Midnight is a pair of single-handed weapons that are similar to a European seax or a Moorish scimitar. The blade is broad and has multiple cutting edges, although the blades must be relatively light to enable the user to keep them balanced when using them in their designed dual-wielding form.

In its bow form, Midnight uses a straight bow design with a hand-grip built into the frame and is capable of producing multiple broadhead-tipped arrows that can detonate on impact.

Cinder is able to melt down and reform the arrows if something shatters them before they hit their target.

Metal Version

In "Beginning of the End", it is shown that Cinder's current Dust-based version of Midnight is based on an older weapon that was constructed out of more traditional materials. Cinder used it in her battle to defeat Amber and also during a raid on a White Fang encampment.

She also used it to defeat a number of White Fang members to gain Adam Taurus' support. After that, she burns her original weapons with her newfound Maiden Powers further solidifying the White Fang's support.

While not using it, she carried her weapon on her back along with a sheath of metal arrows.

In her fight with Amber, Cinder was able to use her Semblance in conjunction with her weapon. She was able to create explosions where her arrows landed.

History

Cinder trained with Rhodes using twin swords for years. After becoming proficient enough he gave her one of his swords. After their battle she eventually started using Midnight, a part of swords that could combine into a bow.

When she stole a portion of the Maiden powers from Amber, she burned her metal weapons and started using an imitation made out of glass.

After attaining the rest of the Fall Maiden powers and undergoing training, Cinder left Midnight behind and started using a variety of weapons made out of magic.

Trivia

  • The name "Midnight" alludes to the fact that Cinderella, Cinder's allusion, had to leave the ball at midnight before her magical spell ended.
  • The weapon is made out of glass, a likely references Cinderella's glass slippers.
  • The black glass swords that Cinder wields are made of obsidian, a volcanic glass.[1]
  • The basic design of Midnight's dual short sword form are seemingly based off the twin short swords of Cinder's mentor, Rhodes.

References

Weapons
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