Though the elderly Cindarr looks every inch the typical dim-witted brute (and wielding the Gorilla totem does little to dissuade that image), his muscular frame belies a cunning and sinister mind. A proud Darkling Lord, he's recently taken up the role of advisor to his new leader Virulina.
In her early days among the ranks of the Visionaries, Galadria respected Cindarr. When Darkstorm's ambition caused the Visionaries to splinter however, Cindarr stood by him and joined the Darkling Lords. When the ternary stars drifted out of alignment however, Prysmos was ripped to shreds by the gravitational forces with Darkstorm being unable to evacuate in time.
He and the remainder of the Lords came to inhabit New Prysmos on Cybertron. After a meeting of the Visionaries, Cindarr heard rumours that one of the Cybertronians had been injured merely approaching the magical energies of the Talisman. Investigating, Cindarr not only only found proof of this but discovered that the Talisman was burrowing its way to Cybertron's very core, Vector Sigma, seemingly intent on completing the terraforming.
Cindarr then returned to the Monastery of the Darkling Lords before Virulina stormed in, raging about the unreasonability of the Cybertronians. Consoling his leader, Cindarr revealed the news he'd discovered and how the Prysmosians could potentially take Cybertron in a matter of months or less.
Virulina used his advice to strike down Kup, whose head the Darkling Lords presented to a receptive Merklynn. Cindarr then held Kup's head aloft to display to the citizens of New Prysmos during Virulina's declaration of war. He was then sent to destroy the third pylon generating the forcefield around New Prysmos. When he arrived, he was met by Galadria who summarily mopped the floor with him before the citizens chased her away. Without the Knight's interference, Cindarr then destroyed the shield generator.
After the Spectral Knights had triumphed and Merklynn was stripped of his power, Cindarr brought food to his imprisoned master assuring him they were working on a plan to free him. Much to Cindarr's shock however, Merklynn had no interest in fighting back, claiming to have seen the future die.
- Though character reinventions and alterations are a mainstay of reboots, we'd be remiss not to tell you that the original Cindarr was a dumb brute. This change is so jarring that you'd be forgiven for thinking an intellectual Cindarr was foreshadowing something happening to his intelligence...but no. Author Magdalene Visaggio doesn't particularly care for the "dumb muscle" archetype and thought it fun to have Cindarr to be an intellectual.