History YMMV / StevenUniverse

19th Aug '17 7:19:03 PM NWolfman
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Steven Universe Art Book has been accused of [[https://twitter.com/rebeccasugar/status/886298820459483136 racial]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ByeaoWyv4 stereotyping]] as the design of one of the characters, a Gem named Concrete, includes her having dark skin and oversized lips which some people believe resembles {{blackface}}. As mentioned above, when word got to Rebeca Sugar, she immediately took to Twitter to apologize profusely and announced that the image and any references to the character would be stricken from future publications.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The Steven Universe Art Book has been accused of [[https://twitter.com/rebeccasugar/status/886298820459483136 racial]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ByeaoWyv4 stereotyping]] as the design of one of the characters, a Gem named Concrete, includes her having dark skin and oversized lips which some people believe resembles {{blackface}}. As mentioned above, when word got to Rebeca Sugar, she immediately took to Twitter to apologize profusely and announced that the image and any references to the character would be stricken from future publications.printings.
19th Aug '17 7:18:39 PM NWolfman
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Steven Universe Art Book has been accused of [[https://twitter.com/rebeccasugar/status/886298820459483136 racial]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ByeaoWyv4 stereotyping]] as the design of one of the characters, a Gem named Concrete, includes her having dark skin and oversized lips which some people believe resembles {{blackface}}.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The Steven Universe Art Book has been accused of [[https://twitter.com/rebeccasugar/status/886298820459483136 racial]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ByeaoWyv4 stereotyping]] as the design of one of the characters, a Gem named Concrete, includes her having dark skin and oversized lips which some people believe resembles {{blackface}}. As mentioned above, when word got to Rebeca Sugar, she immediately took to Twitter to apologize profusely and announced that the image and any references to the character would be stricken from future publications.
19th Aug '17 6:41:33 AM Piterpicher
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The verses of "Stronger Than You" has a similar chord progression and tempo to, appropriately enough, "Just The Two Of Us" by Bill Withers.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
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The verses of "Stronger Than You" has a similar chord progression and tempo to, appropriately enough, "Just The Two Of Us" by Bill Withers.Withers.
** The opening has parts that sound very similar to Music/DavidBowie's Space Oddity.
13th Aug '17 5:46:43 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** All of the episodes focused on the Beach City Residents become this when [[spoiler: Steven sacrifices himself to Aquamarine and Topaz so that the Gems won't take his friends to Homeworld. It shows how much of a positive influence Steven has had on the town. Instead of being WhatTheHellTownspeople, ''all'' of the humans that make it off the ship are more worried for Steven than for their safety.]]

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** All of the episodes focused on the Beach City Residents become this when [[spoiler: Steven sacrifices himself to Aquamarine and Topaz so that the Gems won't take his friends to Homeworld. It shows how much of a positive influence Steven has had on the town. Instead of being WhatTheHellTownspeople, ''all'' of the humans that make it off the ship are more worried for Steven than for their own safety.]]



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Not in a bad way, but an odd way. The voice cast is a offbeat gathering of former teen stars, pop singers, musical theater performers, and radio personalities. It's almost as if a bunch of old friends in the entertainment industry had a reunion. Music/NickiMinaj as Sugilite in particular surprised many, as her voice for Sugilite sounds almost exactly like the voice actress for Amethyst. Another big issue is how hiring such big names as the fusions severely limits how much they can be used, beyond brief appearances where they don't speak, which of course compromises how much personality they can show (most severely, we're ''still'' waiting to get a bead on what Opal is like outside of when she's in action).

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Not in a bad way, but an odd way. The voice cast is a offbeat gathering of former teen stars, pop singers, musical theater performers, and radio personalities. It's almost as if a bunch of old friends in the entertainment industry had a reunion. Music/NickiMinaj as Sugilite in particular surprised many, as her voice for Sugilite sounds almost exactly like the voice actress for Amethyst. Another big issue is how hiring such big names as the fusions Fusions severely limits how much they can be used, beyond brief appearances where they don't speak, which of course compromises how much personality they can show (most severely, we're ''still'' waiting to get a bead on what Opal is like outside of when she's in action).
12th Aug '17 9:21:37 AM crtoonmnky
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** Sadly this happened again, and to an even worse extent, when the show fell into a wordless hiatus after the "Wanted" special. More than 2 months of not only no new episodes, but no word from the network of ''when'' they would return either. Though the SDCC 2017 trailers and sneak peeks alleviated this a bit, the fact that they weren't released to the general public and were only available on YouTube through phone recordings of the panels, as well as how ''none'' of them presented a date for the show's return only exacerbated the problem further.
12th Aug '17 9:03:27 AM crtoonmnky
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* ArcFatigue: Some feel that the current Homeworld arc is starting to drag on, due to various episodes that have no purpose to said arc and the very slow pace despite the show having an 11-minute runtime.

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* ArcFatigue: Some feel that the current Homeworld arc is starting to drag on, due to various episodes that have no purpose to said arc and the show's very slow pace despite the show having an 11-minute runtime.



** A lot of fans were getting weary of Steven simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities during season 2 and feared that Steven's AllLovingHero status was being taken to unrealistic levels, especially after [[spoiler: he dealt with the Cluster by simply talking it down (despite the fact the Cluster was mostly made from shards of Crystal Gems who were fighting to protect the Earth, not destroy it)]]. As a result, many viewed Steven being forced to learn during his encounters with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] that TalkingTheMonsterToDeath doesn't work with every foe he faces and that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop there is going to be times that he'll be forced to resort to violence in order to survive dangerous encounters]] as a breath of fresh air.

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** A lot of fans were getting weary of Steven simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities during season 2 and feared that Steven's AllLovingHero status was being taken to unrealistic levels, especially after [[spoiler: he dealt with the Cluster by simply talking it down (despite the fact the Cluster was mostly made from shards of Crystal Gems who were fighting to protect the Earth, not destroy it)]].down]]. As a result, many viewed Steven being forced to learn during his encounters with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] that TalkingTheMonsterToDeath doesn't work with every foe he faces and that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop there is going to be times that he'll be forced to resort to violence in order to survive dangerous encounters]] as a breath of fresh air.
11th Aug '17 8:27:56 PM DrPsyche
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** "The Zoo". While it is more preferred than some of the other recent episodes that focus more on the human characters, when compared to the other episodes of the "Out of This World" arc it comes across as more basic and plain.

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** "The Zoo". While it is more preferred than some of the other recent episodes that focus more on the human characters, when compared to the other episodes of the "Out of This World" arc it comes across as more basic and plain.
10th Aug '17 10:33:38 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** After "Bubbled," the Crystal Gems [[spoiler:acquire a spaceship by stealing it from the Rubies.]] Pearl used to show interest in space travel, and wanted to show Steven distant galaxies. While Pearl's CharacterDevelopment from what happened in "Space Race" is commendable, we could have gotten a story arc in Season Four about Steven and the Gems visiting other parts of space, and seeing planets that Homeworld colonized. Peridot could have also served as an expositor on how Gem culture has changed. [[spoiler:Instead, the Gems use the ship once to rescue Greg, and afterward Navy Ruby steals it back from them.]]

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** After "Bubbled," the Crystal Gems [[spoiler:acquire a spaceship by stealing it from the Rubies.]] Pearl used to show interest in space travel, and wanted to show Steven distant galaxies. While Pearl's CharacterDevelopment from what happened in "Space Race" is commendable, we could have gotten a story arc in Season Four about Steven and the Gems visiting other parts of space, and seeing planets that Homeworld colonized. Peridot could have also served as an expositor on how Gem culture has changed. [[spoiler:Instead, the Gems use the ship once to rescue Greg, and afterward Navy Ruby steals it back from them.]]



*** Many fans were disappointed that the plot was about the B Team impersonating the A Team and running a car wash rather than doing what Steven and the other Gems asked: keeping Beach City safe from, say, a Corrupted Gem or two. They could easily have learned the same lesson about being themselves instead of emulating the A Team while fighting a Gem Monster, which still could've involved the car wash by means of a Gem Monster attacking it.

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*** Many fans were disappointed that the plot was about the B Team impersonating the A Team and running a car wash rather than doing what Steven and the other Gems asked: keeping Beach City safe from, say, a Corrupted Gem or two. They could easily have learned the same lesson about being themselves instead of emulating the A Team while fighting a Gem Monster, which still could've involved the car wash by means of a Gem Monster one attacking it.
10th Aug '17 1:41:24 PM DrPsyche
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** Lapis has always been an EnsembleDarkhorse and the fandom's biggest {{Woobie}}, but since season 4 she has firmly gained a place as this. Many fans complain that she lacks any personality besides "depressed" and "traumatized," is way too overpowered, is treated as a perpetual helpless, defenseless victim despite being one of the most powerful Gems yet in the cast besides the Diamonds. Even fans who like her often complain of her potential being wasted and feel like Lapis and Peridot have becoming nothing more than a quirky OddCouple comic relief duo.
9th Aug '17 10:43:52 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** Lapis has always been an EnsembleDarkhorse and the fandom's biggest {{Woobie}}, but since season 4 she has firmly gained a place as this. Many fans complain that she lacks any personality besides "depressed" and "traumatized," is way too overpowered, is treated as a perpetual helpless, defenseless victim despite being one of the most powerful Gems in the cast besides the Diamonds, and like Pearl, gets preferential treatment and lack of responsibility for being a thin, conventionally feminine victim. Even fans who like her often complain of her potential being wasted and feel like Lapis and Peridot have becoming nothing more than a quirky OddCouple comic relief duo.

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** Lapis has always been an EnsembleDarkhorse and the fandom's biggest {{Woobie}}, but since season 4 she has firmly gained a place as this. Many fans complain that she lacks any personality besides "depressed" and "traumatized," is way too overpowered, is treated as a perpetual helpless, defenseless victim despite being one of the most powerful Gems yet in the cast besides the Diamonds, and like Pearl, gets preferential treatment and lack of responsibility for being a thin, conventionally feminine victim.Diamonds. Even fans who like her often complain of her potential being wasted and feel like Lapis and Peridot have becoming nothing more than a quirky OddCouple comic relief duo.
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