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The Crystal Gems

    Steven Quartz Universe 
Voiced by: Zach Callison

Steven is the lovable, half-human and half-Gem boy who is still figuring out to harness his power – the Rose Quartz gem he inherited from his mother. The ultimate "little brother", he's goofy, energetic and positive about everything. Steven is always the center of attention, and when he's not he'll fight to be back in the spotlight.

  • Acrofatic: Steven can really move for an overweight ten-year-old in sandals. His dexterity doesn't suffer much either. He even lampshades this after reassembling his Friendship Breakfast after it flies through the air by catching each piece one by one back on the plate.
    Steven: SKILLS!
  • Ancestral Weapon: He inherited his mother's gem, though it seems his weapon isn't the same.
  • Animal Motifs: Cats always seem to pop up in Steven's life somewhere. Examples include Steven's Cookie Cat admiration, his adventures in spawning cats from his body, his Tiger Millionaire persona, and his lion.
  • Awesome McCoolname
  • Badass: Even though he manages to screw things up a lot, he does usually find a way to fix it awesomely.
  • Bag of Holding: His cheeseburger backpack.
  • Barrier Warrior: Steven's Gem magic manifests as shields of various forms, either regular ones or spherical forcefields.
  • Berserk Button: You do NOT badmouth Steven's mother.
    Lars: Now I'm never going to be friends with these guys, all because of your WEIRD MOM!
    (couple of beats, Steven scowls, Lars looks surprised)
    Steven: What do you know about my mom? I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO KNOW MY MOM!!! But I do know she saw beauty in everything, even in stuff like [this moss], and EVEN IN JERKS LIKE YOU!
  • Big Fun: Fat and fun all around.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has the biggest eyebrows out of all of them.
  • Body Horror: He experiences this in Cat Fingers. It's pretty cute to have kitty heads on his fingers. It's Resident Evil territory once said kitty heads grow in and out from all over his body at unthinkable places.
  • Character Title
  • Cheerful Child/Keet: He's quite the energetic youngster, that's for sure.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: See The Ditz.
  • Defence Mechanism Superpower: His deflector shield first manifested in "Bubble Buddies" to protect Connie from a falling boulder. Unfortunately, Steven doesn't know how to turn it off, and when it finally turns off by itself, they happen to be underwater (thankfully, it wasn't too far down).
  • Deflector Shield: He's also capable of creating a spherical energy shield with his gem. It resisted getting hit with a roller coaster and a harpoon gun, but a Gem training robot was able to blast through it.
  • The Ditz: Often doesn't make the smartest decisions.
    • Genius Ditz: As out there as his behavior may be, the plans he comes up with often involve inventive, outside the box thinking that his sisters can't necessarily replicate.
  • Flower Motifs: Inherited from his mother. His shield has a rose pattern on the front and his Deflector Shield emerges from a rose that grows over him.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's part-Gem on his mother's side.
  • Heroic BSOD: After Steven becomes dejected that his intentions of celebrating a birthday party for the Gems seem childish, he starts moping around town. He's completely unaware that he's magically physically aging up the more he sulks and dwells on the issue of maturity.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: He struggles to learn to use any of his Gem magic voluntarily. It tends to activate and deactivate on its own.
  • Jumped at the Call: He may not be ready to help save the universe, but that won't stop him from trying.
  • Kid Hero: He's getting there, at least.
  • Large Ham: And by Rebecca Sugar's own admission, too. Not that it doesn't show.
  • The Load: Played with. The major cause of the problems faced by the heroes in each episode (save for episodes such as "Laser Light Cannon") tends to be Steven himself, usually in a well meaning, but misguided attempt to help people. Granted, Steven does try (and succeed) to help solve said problems, but you can't deny that he's this at times.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: His Weapon of Choice, summoned from the gem on his stomach. Steven starts out not knowing how to summon it.
  • The Millstone: He has a tendency to cause the conflicts of the show, either directly or indirectly.
  • Missing Mom: His mother gave up her physical form so Steven could be born.
  • Nice Guy: Steven is a Cheerful Child, who loves his father and the Gems deeply; he defends the latter against the daily insults of Lars. Also, despite Amethyst and Pearl saying, in their own way, that Steven's dad wouldn't be helpful, Steven didn't give a snarky comment, act like a Bratty Half-Pint, or even get angry. He wants to help the Gems protect the world. He's just a sweet and cool kid to be around with.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If something goes wrong in an episode, he's often the one to blame. However, he does usually find a way to fix it.
  • Odd Name Out: For the record he's replacing his mother, Rose Quartz, incidentally "Quartz" happens to be his middle name.
  • The One Guy: Of the Crystal Gems.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up/Rapid Aging: While Steven discovers that the Gems are agelessly eternal, the Gems find out that because of his half human/half Crystal Gem heritage, Steven's physical age is directly controlled by his state of mind. He's literally only as young as he feels.
  • Power Incontinence: When he does manage to activate his powers, he usually has trouble turning it off, like when he grows multiple cat heads on his body in an attempt to shapeshift into a cat.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Lar's Manly Man.
  • Stout Strength: He's significantly stronger than a boy his age should be, likely due to his Gem heritage.
  • Tag Along Kid: Though as opposed to many examples, he's actually pretty helpful in a fight when he needs to be.
  • The Team Normal: Unless he can be able to control his powers, he might as well be this.
  • Tender Tears: When he sees Pearl get stabbed through the chest with a sword.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: When Steven first successfully summons his shield, he shouts in joy and causes it to shoot out, bouncing around the room until it destroys the TV.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Steven loves fry bits. Not fries, just the bits. He also loves Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches, but unfortunately for him, they become discontinued in the first episode.
  • Tuckerization: Named after and inspired by Rebecca Sugar's brother Steven, who is also one of the show's background designers.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Amethyst teaches him to use shapeshifting in "Cat Fingers", but Steven lacks the discipline to properly control it.
  • Wingding Eyes: When he's really happy, his eyes have stars in them.

Voiced by: Estelle

Garnet is the unofficial, mysterious leader of the Crystal Gems. She's a powerful, strong and disciplined warrior. A Gem of few words, Garnet is the most aloof member of team. However when she does speak, everyone listens.

  • Action Girl: She's a powerful, strong and disciplined warrior.
  • Afro Asskicker: She's the unofficial leader of the Crystal Gems, has the Power Fist, and her hair is a cube-shaped, curly afro.
  • Badass: Fighting monsters and managing to destroy buildings in one punch qualifies her.
  • Bad Bad Acting: Due in part to her being The Comically Serious. During "Tiger Millionaire" she fakes being hit by a punch by tipping over like a felled tree.
  • Batman Gambit: It's implied that the reason she insults Steven when the electric skull attacks in the pilot is so he can use a Comeback Tomorrow to travel back in time and bring back strategic intel—she hates Amethyst and Pearl teasing Steven under normal circumstances, and she's only slightly surprised ("You did it!") when Steven does manage to go back in time.
  • British Stuffiness: Garnet is noticeably less uptight than most examples, but her stiff upper lip and accent certainly fit this trope.
  • The Comically Serious: Silly things sometimes happen to/around her, and she never stops being serious.
    Garnet: (Hair covered in feathers; deadpan) Hello, Steven.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice carries authority.
  • Cool Shades: Ones that take up half her face. Turns out they conceal a third eye. She can also transform them into goggles for swimming.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally.
    Pearl: Are we really going to let him keep that?
    Garnet: We kept Amethyst.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The Fighter of the group who depends on physical strength and durability the most.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • Funny Afro: Her afro is notable in that it's cube-shaped rather than spherical.
  • Fusion Dance: She can do one with Amethyst to form the giant warrior, Sugilite.
  • Gamer Chick: She gets addicted to a rhythm arcade game called "Meat Beat Mania" after Steven introduces her to it and thoroughly creams him at it after she's had some practice. Turns out something about her third eye puts her in a trance state when she's playing, though, so there are draw-backs.
  • Genre Savvy: See Batman Gambit for an example. Another would be her act of immediately taking Steven's cellphone to destroy it when he innocently snaps a picture of a cursed scroll.
  • Gentle Giant: Sort of. She's not afraid to fight and can really hit hard, but she gives off this vibe around Steven what with the way she'll gently ruffle his hair or go along with whatever wacky thing he wants to do.
  • Hartman Hips: Just look at them! Steven actually calls attention to this in "Rose's Room", saying she would fit into Greg's baggy golf pants. Which she does.
  • The Leader: Unofficial but defacto leader of the Crystal Gems, since she is the only one that can sense incoming threats.
  • Not so Above It All: What with Garnet's personality as The Comically Serious, it's easy to assume she is 'above' the other's antics, and she does sometimes have a no-nonsense attitude. But while she may keep a stoic demeanor, she often willingly goes along with weird things Steven or Amethyst want to do without the slightest hint of complain. She's also the one to instantly make up a wrestling match persona once she realizes Amethyst actually needs it and urges Pearl to play along, tells Steven she is having fun in the teacup ride, and is often wearing some silly garment Steven gave her (like the crown and cape in "So Many Birthdays" and the golf pants in "Rose's Room")
    Steven: "If they got to spend some time with you, they'd realize how fun, and smart, and mysterious you are!
    Garnet: "Hehe, 'mysterious.'"
    • "Coach Steven" is the first episode in which her decision-making is shown outright to be fallible. Specifically, her decision to form the powerful but reckless Sugilite results in the former's personality overtaking herself and Amethyst, forcing their remaining teammate (Pearl) to figure out a way to physically separate them.
  • Power Fist: Her Weapon of Choice, summoned from the gems in her hands.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's sugary nice towards Steven. The Ice part comes from her being The Stoic and The Quiet One most of the time though she's never actually mean.
  • Only Sane Man: Being the most together Gem, she often has to reign in the others.
  • The Quiet One: She rarely speaks at all. When she does, she almost never uses more words than absolutely necessary to get her point across.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her outfit is mostly red and she's The Leader of the main heroes.
  • The Spock: She's always calm and thinks logically.
  • The Stoic: Always keeps her cool.
    • Not So Stoic: Lost it pretty badly when it seemed like Steven was going to wither away and die of old age right before her and the others. Not as outwardly frantic or weepy as Pearl, but desperately tried shaking Steven out of it with gritted teeth, sounded very lost when she explained herself and seemed to be in a shocked daze when the other two yelled at her for it.
    • Notably, she is seen crying into her hand under her shades in this episode, the only time she's shown such a burst of emotion.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The tallest of the group.
  • Super Strength: Seems to be the physically strongest of the Gems; she's able to hold back a mother centipeetle's tail and chuck Amethyst hundreds of feet away, neither of which required using her weapon.
    • She easily overpowers Amethyst (as Purple Puma, who one-shots almost everyone in the ring before hand) in "Tiger Millionaire".
  • Super Toughness: She reveals that she can swim in lava in "Giant Woman", and is the only one of the three that can.
  • Team Mom: She scolds the other Gems for mocking Steven in the pilot.
  • Third Eye: Has one covered by her shades, possibly allowing her to sense incoming threats.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: A rhythm game manages to keep her in an unbreakable trance for several hours, because of her Third Eye no less.
  • When She Smiles: Garnet seems to be slowly, but surely allowing her emotions to show through her usually stoic nature. So whenever you see her smiling (for example, in Rose's Room), it's this trope.

Voiced by: Michaela Dietz

Amethyst is the wild child of the Crystal Gems. She loves to instigate pranks and act ridiculous even in the face of danger, which can sometimes result in innocents like Steven getting caught in the middle of her antics.

  • Action Girl: Wild Crystal Gem.
  • Big Eater: To the point where she tries to chase Steven down in an attempt to get her hands on the Together Breakfast he made. It's noted that since she's a Crystal Gem she doesn't actually need to eat, but she likes to do it anyway.
  • The Big Girl
  • Big Fun: Quite stocky and pudgy, and she's easily the most laid back and fun loving member of the Crystal Gems sans Steven.
  • Brutal Honesty: "Your dad's kind of a mess, Steven."
  • Butt Monkey: Being incased in a block of ice, repeatedly thrown at the Red Eye, blasted by Lion's sonic roar...Amethyst is a prime target for most of the show's physical humor.
  • Cat Smile: It's more because of the way her lips are drawn when it's closed, but when she smiles, it looks like this.
  • The Chew Toy: In almost every mission, she takes the most physical abuse.
  • Cool Big Sis: While Pearl and Garnet act more as Parental Substitutes to Steven, Amethyst's relationship to him is more like this trope.
  • Destructive Savior: She whips a dumpster in half in "Gem Glow", and Lars complains that it isn't the first time.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The Thief of the group who depends on unpredictable tactics like shapeshifting.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Fusion Dance: Can do one with Pearl and Garnet to form the giant warriors, Opal and Sugilite.
  • The Gadfly: She sometimes likes to poke fun at her fellow Gems just to get a rise out of them.
    • She also delights in some of the chaotic situations occurring in Beach City:
    Steven: Amethyst!
    Amethyst: Hey! Why is doughnut guy breathing fire?
    Steven: I tried to prank Lars but I used too much fire salt!
    Amethyst: Steven... that's hilarious.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Averted. Amethyst wears purple clothing and even has purple skin, but isn't graceful by any means.
  • The Hedonist: Outside of missions; Crystal Gems don't need to eat or sleep, but Amethyst likes to because she thinks they're fun.
  • Heel: She plays one in her "Purple Puma" wrestling persona. It would explain why she's so nonchalant about taking criticism. She's used to people hating her guts! Is a little criticism really going to phase you all that much when you've experienced an entire crowd booing you?
    • Freudian Excuse: Though it's implied she only enjoys being a heel because of the criticism piled on her by Garnet and Pearl. The detachment and validation of the ring is all she cares about.
  • Hidden Depths: Due to being the most expressive of the Crystal Gems, she is good at reading people's emotions and keeping the group stable during a crisis, as seen in episodes "Too Many Birthdays" and "Steven the Swordfighter".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Amethyst seems to fit this role; she steals, is quick with insults, and is the first one to laugh at misfortune yet pals around with Steven the most.
  • The Lad-ette: She'll pick her nose in public, for example.
  • Leitmotif: Her music usually consists of a distinct rhythm made by a synth-drum and some accompanying bass.
  • The McCoy: She's impulsive, emotional, and often puts having a bit of fun at the expense of others before her own duties.
  • One of the Kids: She's the one who most often pals around with Steven.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: At least until the wind hits her.
  • The Prankster: One of the main things she uses her shape-shifting for is pranking. This can be seen when she joins in Greg and Steven's water-hose fight while in the shape of a cat to confuse them and with her "Dumb Police" prank which involved shape-shifting into a Policeman and spraying Steven with a watergun for allegedly being dumb.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes to her ankles.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The impulsive, care-free Red Oni to Pearl's Blue.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Pulling her whip out of the gem on her chest suggests this.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Pearl (and on occasion Garnet).
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: A natural Gem ability, but she's the only one to get any mileage out of it. She retains her skin color, voice, and gem through transformations. Usually the others only see through it if they have some other reason to know it's her.
  • Whip It Good: Her Weapon of Choice, summoned from the gem in her chest. Either as a single whip or two if need be.
  • Woman Child: Some of her antics are reminiscent of a teenager acting out. Her yelling "I don't wanna!" when Garnet tells her to go back to the temple in "Tiger Millionaire" is a good demonstration.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: In "Tiger Millionaire", she's shown to be an underground wrestler.

Click here  to see her second outfit.
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

A perfectionist and intellectual strategist, Pearl is the mental powerhouse of the Gems. She strives for structure and logic and gets easily flustered when things don't go as planned.

  • Action Girl: Mental powerhouse and a Crystal Gem.
  • Adorkable: Starts to blush and stutter when she's proven wrong or called out.
  • Alien Blood: Bluish-green, as evidenced by the color she blushes in.
  • Anime Hair: Her hair, when looking on the side, appears like a triangle.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Weapon of Choice, summoned from the gem in her forehead.
  • Cry Cute: When she gets emotional. Unless Steven's life is in danger, in which case it quickly becomes Inelegant Blubbering.
  • Cleopatra Nose
  • Cool Swords: She has a sword collection and "Steven the Swordfighter" shows that she can fight quite well with them. However, her Weapon of Choice is still her spear.
  • Dance Battler: She incorporates ballet into her fighting style.
  • Expressive Hair: Her hair droops and becomes noticeable disheveled when she gets stabbed in the gut.
  • Fiery Redhead: Whenever she's fighting evil.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The Mage of the group who uses the most conventional magical abilities.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • Fusion Dance: Can do one with Amethyst to form the giant warrior, Opal.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Subverted in "Coach Steven". Pearl's skill and precision ends up triumphing over Sugilite's raw strength.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Subverted; she does enjoy fencing and has a large collection of swords, but it's more of a hobby and she prefers her spear during actual combat.
  • Hidden Depths: Often acts overconfident, but "Coach Steven" demonstrates a lot of insecurity on her part when it comes to being physical strong.
  • Hologram: Her pearl can project holograms.
  • The Kirk: She tries to balance out logic and emotion. Most of the time she's the one to come up with a plan, but she also doesn't mind engaging in cheering Steven on or scolding him in a motherly fashion.
  • The Lancer: She acts as the second-in-command to the less talkative Garnet.
  • Lady of War: Given how she incorporates ballet and swordplay into her fighting style, she's easily this.
  • Large Ham: Shows shades of this when she and Garnet pretend to be a Heel tag team that wants to "destroy all wrestling". She even throws in a maniacal laugh for good measure.
  • Leitmotif: It's a prim and proper piano piece.
  • Literal-Minded: In "So Many Birthdays" Pearl is horrified when Steven tells a joke about her, not understanding how a joke works.
    Steven: Why did Pearl throw butter out the window?
    Amethyst: You did what?
    Steven: To see a butterfly!
    Pearl: [mortified] I never did that! Steven...are you telling lies?
  • Luminescent Blush: Pearl gives off a bluish blush from time to time (the blue coloring is likely a result of her skin color being pearly-white).
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Suffers this in "Steven the Sword Fighter" when she gets distracted in the middle of a sword fight.
  • Male Gaze: You might not think it due to her looking less shapely than her teammates, but a couple of episodes seem to go out of their way to show that she has a pretty curvy derriere. Amethyst even taunts her in "Cat Fingers" by morphing into her and slapping her own rear:
    Amethyst: Womp, WOMP!
  • Mama Bear: Expect her to flip out if Steven is ever in danger.
  • Master Swordsman: Her sword collection isn't just for show. Still, her weapon of choice remains a spear.
  • Mental Picture Projector: She doesn't need a machine; she can do this on her own, as seen in "Cheeseburger Backpack" and "Serious Steven".
  • My Beloved Smother: Downplayed, and she's not Steven's actual mother, but she can act this way towards him. If there's even the slightest whiff of danger she wants to take Steven back home while the rest of the Gems do the dangerous stuff. While it doesn't help Steven grow as a Gem, she has a point considering how many times he's almost gotten himself killed.
  • Noodle People: She's the slimmest of all the Gems and could probably hide behind a post if so inclined.
  • Only Sane Man: Garnet normally takes this role when they're all together as a team as Pearl is usually Not so Above It All, but when only with Amethyst and Steven, she tends to come off as one.
  • Parental Substitute: Out of all the Gems, she fits this trope the most for Steven. In the absence of Rose Quartz, Pearl often behaves like a standard mother would towards Steven, such as occasionally scolding him, being the first to panic when he's in potential danger, and is mentioned to help him clean his room on a regular basis.
  • The Perfectionist: Neat, orderly, and disdainful of any form of mess.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The uptight, neurotic Blue Oni to Amethyst's Red.
  • Retractable Weapon: Her spear has a shorter "wand" form.
  • She's Got Legs: Comes with the territory of being a Dance Battler.
  • Shipper on Deck: She seems very eager to try to get Steven and Connie together.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Or shorts in this case.
  • The Southpaw: She often wields her spear in her left hand, though this may vary on occasion.
  • The Smart Gal: She's the Gem's main strategist.
  • Straight Man: Especially around Amethyst.
  • Team Mom: A bit of a worry wart, especially around Steven.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Amethyst.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's not the best Gem in hand-to-hand combat, as she lacks sheer strength. Pearl is conscious of it and compensates with tactical thinking and precision. In "Coach Steven", she feels both jealous and insecure because Steve looks up to Sugilite's raw strength and suffers a Break the Cutie moment when she's unable to stop the gem fusion alone.

    Rose Quartz 
Voiced by: Susan Egan

Steven's mother and a previous Crystal Gem. Her gem was "passed on" to Steven, in a way.

Voiced by: Aimee Mann

The fused form of Pearl and Amethyst.

  • Archer Archetype: She's very calm and composed, and she fuses Amethyst and Pearl's weapons together to form an Energy Bow.
  • Contralto of Danger: Despite how relatively high the voices of her two reagents are, Opal has a deep, soothing voice that could put even Garnet to shame.
  • Energy Bow: Combines Amethyst and Pearl's weapons to form a solid bow that shoots exploding energy arrows.
  • Emergency Transformation: Zigzagged. Pearl and Amethyst can fuse at anytime, but emergencies are the only times they agree on anything.
  • Fusion Dance: Literally, as Amethyst and Pearl form her through a synchronized dance. If they can't do it right, however, the fusion fails. In terms of personality, Opal is a mix of The Composite and Two Beings In One Body. While Opal has a different personality and voice than her two halves, both halves are still individually aware and capable of disagreeing, which cancels the fusion.
  • Lady of War: Opal inherit Pearl's perfectionist nerve; she's collected and composed and she battles with flowing, graceful and precise moves.
  • Leitmotif: "Opal" combines features of Amethyst's and Pearl's leitmotifs, utilizing Amethyst's synth drum and bass and Pearl's piano. Because of their "influences" on one another, Amethyst's swinging rhythm is turned into straight beats while Pearl's piano is more wild and dynamic.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Opal has four arms.
  • Opposites Attract: Played straight and subverted. Pearl and Amethyst can become one person, in spite of being (or maybe because they are) complete opposites in personality. However, they have to maintain a single mindset. The moment Pearl and Amethyst disagree on a single idea, Opal suddenly comes apart.
  • She's Got Legs: Just like Pearl, Opal is an acrobatic Dance Battler and 2/3 of her body consists on her legs.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At least 12 feet tall and inspires Steven's song, "Giant Woman".
  • Super Strength: She is capable of tearing monsters apart with just her arms.

Voiced by: Nicki Minaj

The fused form of Garnet and Amethyst. The resulting clashing personalities results in a building sized Fusion who likes to smash stuff.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sugilite is even bigger than Opal and, if left unwatched, can become a threat.
  • Blood Knight: Sugilite loves trashing stuff. And the longer the fusion, the worse her temper gets.
  • Cool Big Sis: Interestingly enough, despite the fact that her reckless nature tends to unintentionally get him caught in the crossfire, she's fairly chill with Steven.
  • Emergency Transformation: Subverted. Garnet and Amethyst can fuse anytime and their transformation is easier than that of Pearl and Amethyst's, but as Sugilite can get out of control, they only fuse for situations where they need both size and strength.
  • Epic Flail: Her weapon of choice. A mega-sized Power Fist (or rather clasped fists) tethered by Amethyst's whip.
  • Extra Eyes: She has two eyes on each side of her face, plus Garnet's Third Eye on her forehead.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She has rather prominent fangs, and she's a lot less benevolent than the other Gems.
  • Foil: To Opal. Her fusion goes much smoother than Opal's, and her personality is the complete opposite.
  • Fusion Dance: Garnet and Amethyst seem to be able to fuse pretty easily, but the longer they're together, the more Sugilite's consciousness overwhelms their individuality.
  • Heroic RROD: Once Garnet and Amethyst manage to get separated from the fusion, their bodies are in a lot of pain because of all the physical work Sugilite forces their bodies to endure.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Even more so than Opal because she's so unstable.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Almost exclusively purple.
  • Punny Name: Along with being the name of a gem, there's no way her name—considering what she's best at—isn't also a play on "suggilate" (to brutally beat).
  • Split Personality Takeover: Inverted. Tecnically, once Amathyst and Garnet fuse into Sugilite, Sugilite becomes the prime personality, but with enough time she can overcome the other two, putting their minds in danger of being assimilated by Sugilite.
    Sugilite: I am myself, and I'm sick of being split!
  • Super Strength: More so than her fellow Gem Fusion, Opal, because Sugilite possesses Garnet's power.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Especially when compared to the calm and graceful Opal.
  • Triangle Shades/Sinister Shades
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She the culmination of Garnet's power and Amethyst's wild nature, making her extremely powerful but also extremely vicious.


A silent, magical lion that Steven found in the desert. After following him home and helping destroy a gem that Amethyst had forgotten to bubble, he decided to stay.

  • Cool Pet: It doesn't get any cooler than a pinkish red lion who lets out sonic roars that can cut though stone.
  • Leitmotif: "Lion's Theme". It's meant to sound both cute and mysterious, and uses samples of noises made by cat toys.
  • A Lion Named Lion
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His roars release sonic waves that can slice though stone and create portals.
  • Mysterious Past: So far we know absolutely nothing about where he came from, why he was after the desert gem, why he avoided being seen by anyone until the climax or why he chose to stay with Steven at the end. "Lion 2: The Movie" has him bring Steven to a temple evidently owned by Rose Quartz when Steven made a poorly thought-out comment about being untrained, and he has a rose-themed sword stashed in his body.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Lampshaded in "Lion 2: The Movie" where he reveals three new and completely arbitrary powers, each time eliciting a complaint from Steven that Lion should have told him he could do so.
  • Panthera Awesome
  • Person of Holding: When Steven asks him for help against a Gem training robot, he manifests a rose-themed sword that Steven draws from his head.
  • Real Men Wear Pink
  • Sliding Scale of Animal Communication: We're not exactly sure what level he's at. Lion's sentience is ambiguous at best.
  • The Stoic: His expression barely ever changes. He is an animal, after all.
  • Team Pet
  • Teleporters and Transporters: He can open portals by roaring.
  • The Voiceless: Justified as he's an animal, magical or not. The voice actor just makes sound effects with his mouth.
  • Walk on Water: "Lion 2: The Movie" shows he can run on water.

The Residents of Beach City

    Greg Universe 
Voiced by: Tom Scharpling

Back in the day, Steven's dad used to be a one-man rock band. Now he runs a car wash in Beach City. He and Steven are best buds!

  • Awesome McCoolname: The surname Universe is pretty impressive, though it's possible that it's simply a Stage Name that he kept.
  • Big Fun: Not quite as chubby as his son, but still fits this.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Bumbling Dad: The Gems don't think that highly of him.
    Pearl: Greg is... nice, Steven... but I doubt Rose would trust someone like him with such a powerful weapon.
    Amethyst: Your dad's kind of a mess, Steven.
  • Catch Phrase: "If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."
  • Does Not Like Magic: Rose Quartz advised him to stay out of any magical business the Crystal Gems had, and he's obviously uncomfortable whenever it comes up.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He even drives his van with no shoes on.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Rose Quartz.
  • Leitmotif: He has a little song which is played most times he's in a scene.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest. A really upbeat, laid back, and kind guy. He always helps his son when he needs him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Greg is not a Crystal Gem. He does get involved when Steven specifically comes to him for help, though. So even if he's not the action type he's more than willing to stick his neck out for his son.
  • Perma Stubble: Greg has a "nine o' clock shadow."
  • Rapunzel Hair: A rare male example. His hair goes past his knees. Even stranger because he also has a bald spot.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: A mild case, but he definitely looks like Steven.
  • Tan Lines: Has a farmer's tan, which is weird because he's always shown wearing a wife beater rather than a t-shirt.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: A picture of Rose Quartz is seen in "Laser Light Cannon." Clearly she saw something in him other than looks.
  • Vanity Licence Plate: "UNIVRS"

Voiced by: Matthew Moy

Lars is a high school slacker who works at Steven's favorite snack shop, the Big Donut.

  • Can't Believe I Said That: Bit of a subtle example, but in "Lars and the Cool Kids", he seemed to instantly regret making a crack about Steven's mom.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: A lighter example of this trope.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like French fries.
  • Fire-Breathing Diner: Sadie feeds him a fire salt covered doughnut as revenge for he ditching her, causing him to breath fire hot enough to set fire to various parts of the city.
  • Grumpy Bear
  • It's All About Me: Lars's main flaw, which causes any number of problems when episodes focus on him.
  • Jerk Ass: He does nothing to Steven other than act rude and prickish towards him.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he can be a little more patient with Steven, and actually get along with him at times, as shown in "Lars and the Cool Kids."
  • Loves My Alter Ego: A fan of Tiger Millionaire, who is just Steven in a Paper-Thin Disguise.
  • Moral Myopia: After he turns against Tiger Millionaire, he directly says it's because he hurt him specifically.
  • Oblivious to Love: While he seemed interested in Sadie in the pilot, he doesn't seem to be aware of her feelings in the series.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Steven's Sensitive Guy.
  • Ship Tease: With Sadie in the pilot episode. In the series proper, while Steven and Connie watch them argue, Steven claims they're crazy about each other. In "Tiger Millionaire" she looks adoringly at him when he's cheering for, well, Tiger Millionaire. In "Coach Steven", Steven asks them both to work out with him; Sadie so she can beat up Lars, and Lars won't starve when Sadie divorces him.
    • Teased even further in "Joking Victim" where Sadie is visibly crushed when she sees not only did Lars lie about an injury to get off of work but is hanging out with Jenny of the cool kids. Especially when she talked to Steven earlier about standing in line for seven hours to get a video game for him then spending the entire night with him in his room and asking him later if that meant nothing to him.
  • The Slacker

Voiced by: Kate Micucci

Sadie is a clerk at the Big Donut. She's supportive of Steven's adventures, if only to make Lars angry.

  • All Loveis Unrequited: She clearly cares more about him than he cares about her, much to her chagrin.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys:
    • One of the pieces from the zine put out by several of the artists from the show implies Sadie has a crush on Lars.
    • They are seen flirting with each other in the original pilot. Though, she told him to lay off when he mocked Steven, so she's aware that he can be a jerk.
  • Woman Scorned: When Steven suggests they prank Lars by putting a little fire salt in his doughnut in retaliation for his lying, she dumps the entire container into the pastry, causing Lars to breath actual fire from the spiciness.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Implied. One of Steven's cat fingers took a liking to her.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's much nicer to Steven than Lars is.
  • Nice Girl: Is much nicer to Steven in comparison to Lars.
  • Love Hurts: Breaks into tears when she sees that Lars ditched his job to spend time with Jenny and the other kids. Steven thinks she is just upset that he lied, but she what makes her more upset is that she thinks that Lars is interested in Jenny.
  • Plucky Girl: She is always friendly to Steven and does her job with great enthusiasm.
  • Ship Tease: With Lars. Made explicit in "Joking Victim", where Sadie tells a story that ends with her and Lars spending the night together, and her being absolutely heartbroken when she sees Lars with Jenny and the cool kids instead of helping her at work.
  • Straight Man: More sensible and down to earth than Steven or Lars.

Voiced by: Billy Merritt

Frycook and owner of Beach Citywalk Fries.

    Peedee Fryman 
Voiced by: Atticus Shaffer

Fryman's son. Tends to have a gloomy outlook on life.

    Ronaldo Fryman 
Voiced by: Zach Steel

Peedee's older brother. Runs a blog about the strange happenings around Beach City.

Voiced by: Grace Rolek

A young girl that Steven saves from falling rocks. They become friends after spending time together.


A young boy seen around town who doesn't talk.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Possibly. He has never spoken or vocalized, he doesn't understand the pictoral diagram that Steven drew, and he generally seems like an oddball.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: With his chubby round body, pale skin and tufty hair, he actually looks like an onion.
  • Cheerful Child: He seems pretty peppy and eager to help in "Bubble Buddies."
  • Creepy Child: In "Onion Trade".
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: "Onion Trade" shows us a day in the life of Onion. He robs a vending machine, barters for a guy's lunch, rides his moped over a bunch of ketchup packets and then lets it explode, and finally trades Steven his own stolen toy for a powerful duplicator wand which he uses to rain destruction upon Beach City. All apparently because he gets bored waiting for his father.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appeared in the opening, far in the background to the right of Connie.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: Seen doing this in "Steven's Lion."
  • Gag Haircut: His hair looks like the top tuft of an onion.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite causing a lot of mayhem in "Onion Trade", he doesn't get any kind of punishment for it. He also seems to regularly get away with stealing from vending machines and arcade machines.
  • Silent Snarker: He sighs in annoyance/frustration in "Steven's Lion" when he thinks that Steven lied about having a pet lion.
  • Sticky Fingers: Seen to rob from the machines at the arcade twice and snuck into Steven's house to steal his Ranger Guy figurine.
  • The Quiet One: He seemingly only speaks to his father, and even then the two only make sense to each other.

    Mayor Bill Dewey 
Voiced by: Joel Hodgson

The mayor of Beach City. Currently running for re-election.

  • Jerkass: He gets on Greg's case for some horseplay with Steven while they were washing his van. Made worse by the fact that he outright acknowledges it as father-son bonding.
  • Mayor Pain: See above.
  • Parental Neglect: Implied by Buck in "Lars and the Cool Kids."
  • Politicians Kiss Babies: Does so very demonstratively in "Lars and the Cool Kids".

    Sour Cream 
Voiced by: Brian Posehn
A mellow teenager often seen hanging around town.

    Kofi Pizza 
Kofi is the owner of Fish Stew Pizza.

  • Jerkass: Seems to think of the gems as an obnoxious, reckless circus act rather than heroes and is generally antagonistic.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Jerk he may be, Garnet did wreck his shop's sign then leave without so much as a word, and she never really cared about the damage she caused even toward the end of the episode.

    Jenny Pizza 
Daughter to Kofi and sister of Kiki.

    Kiki Pizza 
Daughter of Kofi and sister of Jenny.

  • Nice Girl: Holds no hard feelings for the gems destroying Fish Stew pizza and seems to enjoy Steven's company.

    Nanafua Pizza 
Mother of Kofi, grandmother to Kiki and Jenny.

  • Badass Grandma: Has large credit for saving the day in "Beach Party" when she commands the rest of the group while distracting the puffer-fish monster.
  • Cool Old Lady: Often jokes around, to the delight of her granddaughters.

    Buck Dewey 
The son of the mayor.

    Mr. Smiley 
Voiced by: Sinbad

A deceptively jovial man who runs the Beach City's Funland amusement park and arcade.

  • Glory Days: A former actor and R&B singer. Don't remind him about the former part.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He doesn't take the damage the Crystal Gems often cause to his business very well, and always holds Steven indirectly responsible for it.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The training video at Big Donut even has Mr Smiley with Sinbad's 80's-90's flatop.
  • Large Ham
  • Stepford Smiler

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