Cynthia "Cindy" Aurora Vortex is one of the main characters from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. She is Jimmy's female counterpart, arch-rival, and eventual girlfriend. She used to be the smartest kid in her old school until she moved across the street from Jimmy's house. Since then, she has been trying to regain her old reputation.
Cindy is more athletic than Jimmy and practices a lot of martial arts sports. She is very bossy, prideful, intelligent, and stubborn (almost as much as Jimmy). Cindy serves as Jimmy's voice-of-reason in later episodes and usually warns and reminds him of the consequences of his actions and tells him to think his plans through. Unfortunately, Jimmy hardly listens and does what he wants instead, out of pride. In season three, she does many attempts to get Jimmy to notice her, but he ignores her out of pride and often blames her for his mistakes. Cindy is also shown to be a bad liar and can easily be told when she is lying or in denial. Whereas Libby is aware of Cindy's feelings for Jimmy, she is also aware of Libby's feelings for Sheen. Sometimes, the villains take advantage of Cindy's ability to be easily flattered and use her to get at Jimmy, which she usually does and realizes the error of her ways too late.
Despite Cindy's seemingly cold and condescending demeanor, she and Jimmy are very much alike; she loves science as much as he does, loves having adventures with her friends and doesn't seem to be very popular or have a lot of friends. It is also shown that Cindy secretly wants be as brilliant and smart as Jimmy and looks up to him and really does care about him. She's best friends with Libby and Brittany and she has a bulldog named Humphrey.
In her debut, she wore a pretty pink short-sleeved knee-length button-front dress before switching to a pink dress shirt with black jeans, and pink shoes with a black stripe and wore her hair in pigtails with two pink scrunchies. For the series proper, Cindy wore a striped fading-green halter shirt, lavender-pink Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and khaki pants, and now has her hair in a ponytail. Keith Alcorn said this was to make her look older, as the series takes place a year after the movie. Oddly, however, the video games (and even some promotional art for the show) continued to use her original design.
Cindy is also shown to be a very compassionate person, as it is shown that she does not appreciate it when Jimmy is heartbroken or depressed, and she actually tries to comfort him. One example is in the movie when Jimmy starts crying and feeling sorry for himself after realizing the abduction is his fault and she goes to comfort him. Another example is in "Billion Dollar Boy", when she realizes that Eustace is a petty, sadistic jerk and he was only using her and the others to hurt Jimmy and then have Jimmy watch Goddard die. When a heartbroken Jimmy think he's lost Goddard forever, Cindy looks especially regretful.
In the cancelled fourth season, Jimmy and Cindy would've finally realized how pointless and stupid pretending to hate each other was and they would've finally come clean about their feelings, permanently ending their fighting and making them an official couple.
Cindy is the only main character from the original Jimmy Neutron series who doesn't have a Planet Sheen counterpart.
|The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius|
|Characters||Main characters||Jimmy • Goddard • Carl • Sheen • Cindy • Libby|
|Supporting characters||Hugh • Judy • Nick • Britney • Butch • Betty • Bolbi • Miss Fowl • Sam|
|Villains||King Goobot • Ooblar • Poultra • Yokian Fleet Commander • Finbarr Calamitous • Beautiful Gorgeous • Jimmy Negatron • Eustace|
|Productions||Interstitial shorts • Movie prelude • Movie (Soundtrack • Score) • The Secrets of the Jimmy Neutron Movie • Episodes (Seasons: 1 • 2 • 3) • Video releases • Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast • Planet Sheen (Episodes)|
|Video games||Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius • Vs. Jimmy Negatron • Jet Fusion • Attack of the Twonkies|