Characters: Steven Universe

Characters found in Steven Universe. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Proceed at your own risk!

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    Red Eye 

A giant jewel-like eye that tried to crash into the Crystal Temple. It is referred to as "a Red Eye", implying it is not unique. Word of God has confirmed that it is not a gem monster and thus by extension is not a corrupted gem. In Marble Madness, it is finally revealed to have been a interstellar Homeworld Gem probe, apparently sent by Peridot.


    Crystal Shrimp 
Slug-like creatures covered in crystal shards that infested the Lunar Sea Spire.


    Evil Spirit 
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An evil spirit inhabiting a scroll, which Garnet tries to burn during "Together Breakfast".


  • Brown Note: Even an image of it appears to be dangerous; Garnet insists on burning Steven's phone when he takes a picture of it.
  • Demonic Possession: It possessed a breakfast meal to turn it into a giant amorphous monster made of breakfast food.
    Pearl: Itís taken refuge in organic matter!
    Garnet: Now it has all the power of a breakfast. We have to destroy it.
  • Kill It with Fire: Garnet tries to burn it in a lava pit to get rid of it while it was in a painting, and Steven does the same when it possesses their breakfast.
  • Outside-Context Villain: The audience only see Garnet shows up with the scroll and go to burn it. Whatever it is, it's clearly not a corrupted gem.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The scroll Garnet brought it to the temple in appears to be a sort of seal. Garnet moves it into a gem bubble before trying to burn it.
  • Super Smoke: Garnet burning the scroll simply creates a living mass of smoke that then possesses Steven's Together Breakfast.

    Frybo 
The former mascot for Beach Citwalk Fries, Frybo's costume was brought to life by Steven to take over Peedee's depressing job. He only appears once, outside of a cameo, but is likely one of the most well known monsters on the show so far.


  • Animated Armor: Not exactly armor, but it's definitely bulky and huge. Pearl states the gem shards that brought him to life are usually used for creating soldiers from armor, to not advertise fast food.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Although most of its body is a costume, it made certain body parts out of food it got from nowhere, growing legs made out of French fries, 'bleeding' ketchup when Pearl threw her spear into its eye, and when Steven thrust his hand into it in order to pull out the gem shard animating it, he goes through innards that appear to be made of mashed potato.
  • Burger Fool: You don't want this guy representing your franchise.
  • Cephalothorax: The Frybo costume is a cup with a face and an open mouth the wearer can see through. Once it's animated by the gem shard, it grows some legs made out of a mass of fries.
  • Combat Tentacles: The fries on the top of his head are prehensile and strong enough to lift people off the ground.
  • Force Feeding: How he sells fries. At least he's happy on the job.
  • Gone Horribly Right: All he wants is to do what Steven and Peedee ask. The problem is, he ends up taking it way too far.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's a living mascot costume that's powered by a corrupted gem, bleeds condiments and has Fries for tentacles!
  • Literal-Minded: The reason he goes overboard.
  • Mascot: For Beach Citywalk Fries
  • Monster of the Week: He's killed off in his title episode.
  • Obliviously Evil: He's really just trying to do his job, just not in the way Steven intended.
  • Symbolic Blood: Frybo bled ketchup and mustard when it was stabbed in the eye.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Eventually develops a mind of his own and violently defies Steven's orders.
  • The Unintelligible: Communicates with a series of nerve-wracking screeches and squeals.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-universe. According to Pearl, people were scared of Frybo long before he was brought to life.

    Holo-Pearl 
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

A projection version of herself Pearl created to practice swordfighting, it ends up staying around for a while after Pearl is incapacitated and thus can't turn it off.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Holo-Pearl eventually starts hounding Steven everywhere, demanding to battle and taking any movement to be a challenge.
  • Calling Your Attack: In training mode, it ceaselessly calls out its every movement, which eventually starts to annoy Steven.
    Holo-Pearl: Parry! Parry! Thrust!
    Steven: Stop saying that!
  • Hard Light: Hologram Pearl's name suggests that she is made of light, yet she can hold real objects, such as swords, umbrellas and balloons.
  • Hologram Projection Imperfection: Hologram Pearl occasionally fizzles and shows visual static.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Hologram Pearl cuts through a massive tree with a balloon sword. Chances are that real Pearl would've been able to do the same.
  • Large Ham: In amusing contrast to regular Pearl, her hologram is loud and highly aggressive when prompted, despite usually saying the same thing and evidently even lacking sentience.
    Holo-Pearl: Draw your sword and fulfill your destiny!
  • Limited Sound Effects: In-universe, the hologram doesn't seem to be able to fully imitate Pearl's voice, just use a dozen or so lines Pearl recorded for it to use over and over again.
  • Lip Lock: In-universe, Pearl looks have to put little work into the animation for her hologram's mouth movement—anytime it talks, its "lips" suddenly start flapping at several times the rate that would match the words and stop just as suddenly.
  • No Indoor Voice: Every single line is speaks, it shouts.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Its eyes change from blue to red any time it furrows its brow.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Steven tries to hang out with Holo-Pearl while the real Pearl is regenerating. Amethyst and Garnet think it's a bad idea, and in initially goes badly. Then it goes very badly.
    Steven: It's like Pearl. Look at it.
    Amethyst: Yeeaah, that ain't Pearl.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Brick: Holo-Pearl knows nothing outside of fighting and even in that regard doesn't show any ability to change from fixed patterns.
  • Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: It's made for fencing practice, but it's strong enough to easily impale a Crystal Gem (who are much more durable than humans) and cut down a tree with a balloon sword. Clearly, Pearl is her own Sink-or-Swim Mentor.
  • Uncanny Valley invoked: Pearl's hologram looks like Pearl, but it has a one track mind focused on fighting, talks like a robot, and, while in "wait mode", it just stares at you.
    Garnet: Stop hanging out with that thing. It's creepy.

    Robot Shooty Thing 
A tiki-like drone found in the training cave Lion brought Steven and Connie to.


  • Buffy Speak: Steven calls it as "Robot Shooty Thing", and this is what it is actually called on the official model sheet
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: The machine is able to attack using fire, ice, and electricity.
  • Tennis Boss: Throwing it's own attack back at it is the only way to defeat it. Steven and Connie even use Connie's tennis skills when fighting it!

    Rose's Room 
Voiced by: Susan Egan (Tiny Floating Whale), various (fake people)

The room in the Gem Temple only accessible with the gem possessed previously by Rose and currently by Steven. It's filled with clouds that can create various constructs and appears to possess some level of sentience.


  • Benevolent Genie/Literal Genie: It tries to grants Steven's wants, but only by creating fake objects or people from clouds, which tends to cause more problems than it solves—initially. These cases might not have been accidental.
  • Cuteness Proximity: The Tiny Floating Whale has this effect on Steven.
    Tiny Floating Whale: Aroooooo!
    Steven: (squees)
  • Explosive Overclocking: The room's powers of creation are mighty indeed, but it's...not advised to try and make all of Beach City within it. Steven found this out the hard way.
  • Genius Loci: The room has enough intelligence to interpret Steven's desires with some degree of leeway, but may actually be smarter than that. It's also possible that it has little to no sentience on its own, but simply acts as an extension of Steven's subconscious.
  • Loyal Phlebotinum: The room only responds to Steven, and does jack squat when Connie asks for something.
  • Made Of Air: Since the cloud people are made of, well, clouds, any attempt to dismiss or destroy them simply results them reforming a few moments later.
  • Stealth Mentor: While its actions outwardly seem to be fulfilling Steven's wants in the shallowest way possible while not letting him escape, both "Rose's Room" and "Open Book" result in Steven learning a valuable lesson from the ordeal—after which, the room leaves him alone.

    Robonoids 
A Flask Robonoid
A Plug Robonoid

Spherical repair drones sent by the Homeworld Gems. The small ones are called "Flask Robonoids" and giant ones are called "Plug Robonoids".
  • Cute Machines: They're diminutive and seems to have some level of sentience and independence. Not as cute when they Zerg Rush Steven to shove him into space.
  • Giant Mook: The Plug Robonoid from "Marble Madness" is about three or four meters wide with a deeper shade of turquoise than the Flask Robonoids and six feet instead of four.
  • Healing Potion: They dispense an unknown substance that can repair warp pads. When a Robonoid is destroyed, it splatters everywhere.
  • Raymanian Limbs: They walk on rigid cylinders that float around their body which are also fully retractable.
  • Sinister Geometry: They consist of a single large sphere suspended between several cylindrical or domelike protrusions that act as limbs, making them seem alien even to the Crystal Gems.

Imagined Characters

    Imagination-Garnet 
Voiced by: Estelle

One day, when Steven imagines what Garnet did during a particular mission, he invents this caricature of her to put into his story, where she agrees to help Ringo get his post as guardian of the Gem of Ultimate Power back from The Fox. While she's supposed to represent Garnet, she comes off as more of her own character by virtue of being how Steven views the real deal.

For Real Garnet visit the Crystal Gems character page.

    Hopper 
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

One of Imagination-Garnet's friends, a Funny Animal girl Frog who has a knack for explosives, and reading people's power levels with a tablet-like device. She accompanies Imagination-Garnet on her mission to help Ringo.

    Hoppy 
Voiced by: Michaela Dietz

A female samurai rabbit that is also a friend of Imagination-Garnet along with Hopper. Loves to train a lot, which aids Imagination-Garnet when she needs to confront The Foxman and later Ringo when his true colors are revealed.

    Ringo/Ultimate Ringo 
Voiced by: Zach Steel

An imaginary character created when Steven guesses what Garnet's mission was. Looking very similar to Ronaldo Fryman, he first appears seeking help, claiming a fox used a Gem of Ultimate Power to kick him out of his post as its guardian. After Imagination-Garnet beats the fox, Ringo reveals his true colors as a villain, and powers himself up to become Ultimate Ringo.

  • And You Were There: It's interesting that Steven chooses Ronaldo as the template for his imaginary villain, rather than a more antagonistic character (such as Lars) or just a random monster. This may be due to Steven repressing his less-ideal opinions about Ronaldo and his crazy obsessions and impulses.
  • Fate Worse Than Death/Hoist by His Own Petard: Trapped in his own Ringo-Zone by the person he manipulated to gain power.
  • Gender-Blender Name: His name is pronounced like the Japanese name Ringo (RIN-go, as opposed to REENG-o), which is usually a girl's name.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Steven just made up this character as an antagonist for his story and didn't seem to bother coming up with much in terms of motive.
  • Kick the Dog: Turns a picture of Steven and Garnet into an onion ring, and eats it, after he beats her down the first time.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He makes up a story to get Garnet, Hoppy, and Hopper to fight for him and get the Gem of ultimate power for himself.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Generally just acts like an immature bully, and wants to destroy everything because he can.
  • Punny Name: He's named Ringo and has hair shaped like an onion ring.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: To prove Muscles Are Meaningful, he gets into a Pummel Duel with Imagine-Garnet and wins.
  • Rings of Death: Subverted. He has a Ring motif sure, but aside from when he attacks Hoppy, he just uses blasts of energy and shocks. Some of these can turn people and objects into onion rings.
  • Transformation Sequence: When he gets the gem.

    The Foxman 
Voiced by: Matthew Moy

An imaginary anthropomorphic fox inhabiting the shrine of the Gem of Ultimate Power. Ringo claimed he kicked him out of the temple, but the foxman was actually the temple's guardian.

  • And You Were There: Not as obvious as Ringo, but the foxman has the same voice and hair color as Lars. The foxman turns out to actually be a good guy, reflecting how Steven views Lars as actually being a decent person.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever referred to as "the foxman".
  • Petting Zoo People: His head and tail are fox-like, but the rest of him is human-like to a rather exaggerated level of detail.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The foxman's legs are short and skinny—not even half the height of his ridiculously large arms and torso.