Cynder has a lot of similar qualities to other figures. Cynder can fly (eventually, like Spyro), shoots a wide target range (4 branches) of electricity from her mouth (like Zap, but he only has one), and can move through targets in a "stealth" like way.
After she passes quickly through the targets she leaves a trail of "cute" little white ghosts... then she can pop up from behind the targets and SURPRISE ATTACK!! The ghosts that she leaves behind do some of the work for you which is nice.. but the best part about this sort of attack is that... attacking from behind is the best way to maintain your "Life" while doing the most damage to your targets. I've been through all the levels (including the Adventure Packs) and a lot of the targets are weaker when they aren't moving, right before they strike or are weaker from behind.
Cynder is only at a Level 1 with 2-3 upgrades and she is slower than Ghost Roaster (at least for the moment), but is much more pleasant to look at than a glowing green cackling skull