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"I know what the diamond means. POLYMORPHIC SENTIENT ROCKS! THEY'RE HERE TO HOLLOW OUT THE EARTH! IT'S ALL PART OF THE GREAT DIAMOND AUTHORITY! THEY'LL TAKE ON ANY FORM!"
Ronaldo Fryman

The original group of Gems based on the Gem Homeworld, who the Crystal Gems diverged from some time in the past. Since then, they've cut off contact with Earth, besides an occasional space-probe, and apparently changed radically as a society.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: The Diamonds and Quartzes are plenty intimidating, but a significant portion of the Homeworld military and technical staff appear to be Rubies and Peridots, respectively, both of which are about three feet tall. The Pearls, who are servant Gems by design, can be very cute, too. Eventually, we see that even the "regular" huge Quartzes can be pretty adorable. That's not even getting into the Topazes.
  • Alien Invasion: Invaded Earth around 6,000 years ago, but were repelled by the Crystal Gems.
  • Aliens Never Invented the Wheel: Pearl had to explain to Peridot what a wheel was. All gem vehicles and transportation methods shown involve levitation, robotic legs, and teleportation, so it seems wheels were never invented on Homeworld or became so obsolete as to be forgotten.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted. While the Diamonds (or at least the ones we've been introduced to so far) are maliciously evil, the rest of Homeworld Gems are not inherently evil, they are merely products of their environment. They are also decidedly lawful rather than chaotic.
  • Arc Symbol:
    • A four-pointed diamond seems to symbolize Gemkind in general, as opposed to the five-pointed star of the Crystal Gems. Both Jasper and Peridot have wide, V-shaped tops that terminate in a yellow diamond just above the waist. Lapis's two-piece dress forms a diamond as well.
    • Another symbol that shows up several times is a series of interlocking triangles forming a larger triangle with a small one in the center (including a color version with one triangle in blue, white, and yellow). Notably the three Homeworld Gems fighting Rose on the mural from "Serious Steven" have triangles on their torsos and they happen to be white, yellow, and blue.
    • In "Sworn to The Sword", a new symbol is seen: four diamond shapes composing a larger one, with the bottom diamond being pink.
    • To lesser extent there appears to be a hand motif. The ship Jasper and Peridot arrived in was literally a giant hand, complete with functional fingers, and the largest Cluster was in the shape of a hand. The Diamonds travel around in giant arm-shaped spaceships.
  • Beautiful Slave Girls: This is a Pearl's lot in the Homeworld caste system, made to stand around and look pretty as a status symbol for higher-class Gems. Though some, like Yellow Diamond's Pearl, act as an assistant or secretary for their owner.
  • Best Served Cold: They waited five thousand years to get their revenge for being denied Earth.
  • Bigger Stick: The main reason that the Crystal Gems are terrified of Homeworld returning is that Gem technology has advanced so far in the time since they were defeated that it makes the Crystal Gems tech look primitive in comparison. "The Return" validates these fears as they can't even scratch Peridot's spaceship with Opal or an entire battery of Laser Light Cannons and they get stomped into the dirt.
  • City with No Name: Apparently, the gem homeworld either has no name or its name is "Homeworld". They don't refer to it as "the" homeworld. For example, "once we get back to Homeworld", "set a course for Homeworld", "you're from Homeworld", etc. This gets lampshaded when Jamie gets confused at the use of the term, pointing out that for him "Homeworld" means Earth.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Most gems serving under specific diamonds are colored or marked in some way that reflects that. Sapphire and Lapis have predominantly blue coloring to signify their service to Blue Diamond, while Jasper, Peridot, and the Ruby Squad have yellow diamonds on their clothing to mark their affiliation to Yellow Diamond. The two other Pearls belonging to the diamonds have coloring which reflects that, which raises the question of who Crystal Gem Pearl was made to serve.
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Nearly all non-diamonds are treated as inferior beings on Homeworld, with Lapis and Peridot being particularly noteworthy. Lapis was trapped in a mirror, mistaken for a Crystal Gem and interrogated for information she didn't have, before being cracked and left on Earth for millennia. Peridot's upbringing meanwhile was so implicitly harsh and militaristic that she questions whether every item in a typical bathroom is a weapon. Pearls reportedly have it even worse than Peridots.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point:
    • No matter how many times it's displayed that fusion is more than just a combat technique, they don't seem to get it.
    • It also seems that Homeworld never got why Rose rebelled in the first place, completely glossing over her desire to defend Earth or her belief that Grew Beyond Their Programming is entirely possible for a Gem.
  • The Dreaded: All of the Crystal Gems are terrified at the thought of them returning to Earth, to the point they are willing to blow up the Galaxy Warp to stop them from coming back (even though it might not even work permanently.)
  • Dystopia: Lapis Lazuli as a Fish out of Temporal Water can't recognize the changes Homeworld has gone through and Garnet and Pearl, who were part of Rose's rebellion, are terrified of Homeworld returning to Earth. We see more of this later on when Yellow Diamond makes it abundantly clear that at least she doesn't care at all for the Gems under her. It later turns out that the Fantastic Caste System is so strict that so much as being born with a birth defect is punishable by death, with Shattering Robonoids roaming Homeworld to execute anyone who doesn't fit the Diamond's design.
  • The Empire: Peridot confirms this is why Gems conquer other planets to expand their Empire.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • Homeworld Gems seem to view fusion as a combat technique and nothing else, and seem confused by or dismissive of its alternative purpose as an act of pure intimacy and love. They run experiments which forcibly fuse shattered Gems, creating monstrous amalgamations of odd limbs, and Peridot apparently sees no problem with this.
    • The truly evil ones seem completely incapable of comprehending why Rose opposed them to save humanity.
  • Evil Is Petty: They (or at least Yellow Diamond) want the Cluster to destroy the Earth for no other reason than out of spite that they couldn't annex it into their Empire. It is especially petty once Peridot reveals that Homeworld is running low on resources, resulting in the necessity of newer Gems being made of lesser quality compared to older ones, and the Earth has lots of resources that would be a boon to Homeworld. That said, Rose's Rebellion led to Rose shattering Pink Diamond, which is more understandable, but still a pretty petty motivation. It now seems Yellow Diamond wants to destroy Earth out of a mix of revenge for Rose shattering Pink Diamond, along with Pink Diamond's subjects and zoo facility, and simply wanting to remove everything that reminds her of her dead comrade so she can forget about her and not have to hurt anymore.
  • Evil Plan: At first, the Crystal Gems assume they are trying to reactivate the Kindergarten to produce more Gems. It's later revealed that they were actually using the Kindergarten for experiments in forcing (Crystal) Gem shards to undergo fusion, all to create the Cluster, a gigantic Gem shard mutant that has been incubating inside the Earth's core for 5000 years. When the Cluster is awakened, it will tear the earth apart like a chick breaking out of an egg.
  • Fantastic Racism: They really don't care for any other types of life besides (loyal) Gems. Even among loyal Gems, there's a heavy expectation to follow their Fantastic Caste System. Higher castes often look down on the lower, while the lower Caste often see themselves as quite expendable. The Diamonds in particular look down on all other forms of life and Gems, even loyal ones, to the point they used an as-yet unknown weapon to corrupt most of the gems on Earth after they fled, regardless of the loyalty of the Gems affected.
  • From Bad to Worse: As bad as they were when they originally fought the Crystal Gems, they've become even more advanced and powerful in the following 6,000 years if Lapis's message is anything to go by.
  • Government Conspiracy: Judging by Rhodonite's comments, the average Gem believes that the Earth was destroyed by "the Diamond attack", which presumably happened at the end of the Gem Rebellion or sometime after. Only a few selected by the Diamonds seem to be aware the Earth is still intact (albeit expecting it to be destroyed by the Cluster soon).
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As a whole, they are responsible for the Kindergarten and were once in conflict with the Crystal Gems, but there is much about them still shrouded in mystery, particularly where the Diamonds are concerned.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Much to the chagrin of the Crystal Gems, most Homeworld Gems are perfectly content to let themselves be slaves to the Diamonds. Rose shattering Pink Diamond wasn't seen as a source of jubilation but a rallying cry for vengeance and retribution.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Their motives for exploiting Earth were unknown for quite a while: they wanted to drain all life from the planet to make more Gems, then hollow out the remains for a new colony. Now they just want it destroyed.
  • Higher-Tech Species: The aforementioned disdain for other lifeforms, the Magitek ability to easily traverse intergalactic space, the dogmatic drive in their destructive quests to propagate. Homeworld Gems seem to fit the criteria.
  • Hive Caste System: Homeworld has a rigid caste system, with different types of gems serving different types of function. The known castes include:
    • Diamonds are the matriarchs of gem society, and collectively are called the Great Diamond Authority. Some of the other gems have a colored diamond on their clothing to denote which Diamond they follow. Sapphire used to follow Blue Diamond and had a corresponding blue diamond on the top of her dress to match (just like Lapis has one on her torso), Peridot and Jasper have yellow diamonds on their outfits since they follow Yellow Diamond, etc.
    • Sapphires have Seer powers and are very rare gems overall, so they are courtiers and nobility. Aquamarines are another gem type that seems to be nobles, though the one we've seen took all her power from her non-gem weapon.
    • Quartzes are a caste of warrior leaders. The Guide to the Crystal Gems book stated that Rose Quartz, Steven, Jasper, and Amethyst are all Quartz-type gems. According to Peridot being a Quartz means that Amethyst, even though she would be considered "defective" compared to other Quartz Gems, should be the leader of the Crystal Gems. Quartz seems to be a category of several kinds of gem, each with its own name, whereas every other caste has a single kind and name between its members. Agates like Holly Blue are a specific kind of quartz made to terrify the Gems they command into obedience.
    • A currently unnamed green Gem caste (which includes Nephrites) seems to have served as pilots and explorers in the ancient past, but they have not been seen in the modern day as of yet. In a unique variation, their gems seem to always serve as an eye and are always in the same place.
    • Bismuths are builders and architects, responsible for building all the structures used by the high-class gems.
    • Rubies are disposable soldiers and bodyguards.
    • Peridots are engineers and technicians. They seem to be considered similarly unimportant, as Peridot was called "a lowly Peridot" by Yellow Diamond and finds the idea of having her own Pearl laughably absurd.
    • Pearls are attendants and status symbols for higher-ranking gems.
    • Fusions are basically considered to be walking weapons.
    • Lapis Lazulis are used to terraform colony worlds.
    • Topazes are brute muscle.
    • Zircons are lawyers.
    • Other gems known to exist are Tourmalines, but their particular caste and role are still unknown.
  • Humans Are Insects: Homeworld sees organic life as an infestation on planets otherwise ripe for colonize. Humans are (mostly) no exception.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In contrast to the Crystal Gems (and the ancient Homeworld Gems that they defeated), who use very earthly weapons such as spears, swords, whips, giant axes and their own fists; the current Homeworld Gems use radically different styles of combat.
    • Their first line of defense is some kind of Anti-Magic-taser/tuning fork that can destabilize a gem's physical form instantly.
    • Jasper attacks her opponents with a helmet and a Rolling Attack.
    • Lapis Lazuli uses water. Lots and lots of water. She even makes water clones to fight for her.
    • Peridot, the most modern Gem shown onscreen, has yet to summon a weapon, she just uses the best technology she has on hand. Coincidentally, this is mostly Giant Hands of Doom. As far as she is aware she can't summon a weapon because of a lack of resources during her creation, but she can use ferrokinesis. This inability to summon a weapon has so far proven correct, but given Homeworld authority has a tendency to lie whenever it suits them she may well be able to, after all she wasn't supposed to have any powers yet she does have ferrokinesis leaving this one still up in the air .
    • The only aversion so far is Eyeball, who can summon a dagger. So far only she and Jasper have actually summoned weapons.
  • Individuality Is Illegal: Each Gem is made for a specific purpose and they are not allowed to deviate from that purpose. Jasper's monologue implies this may be punishable by death, saying those who don't fit into "the order of the Diamonds" must be purged. It's later shown she was decidedly not kidding.
  • Inscrutable Aliens: Actually, humans are this to them. The Homeworld Gems are based on a strict caste hierarchy in which every Gem is created for a specific purpose and is never meant to grow beyond their original programming. The Crystal Gems might not be very familiar with many aspects of human culture but they've at least tried to learn a bit over the centuries. The Homeworld Gems, in contrast, don't even have "visual arts" as-such: they do have music, but it's almost a tool, based on resonance (possibly one of the reasons Rose Quartz was so attracted to Greg Universe, a musician). After defecting to the Crystal Gems and spending some time on Earth exploring their newfound freedom, Peridot and Lapis actually "re-invent" visual art - which Peridot literally describes as "I had this idea: what if we made music, but instead of sounds, we use things?" Having no experience with this new concept, Lapis came up with the name "meepmorp" for what we would call "visual art".
  • Insignificant Blue Planet: Most of the Homeworld Gems did not care about sacrificing the Earth to make more of their own kind, with the Crystal Gems branching off from them over this issue. These days, they just want it destroyed to avenge Pink Diamond's death.
  • Ironic Name: Rubies in real life are associated with nobility, and are actually more valuable than diamonds, while Homeworld has rubies as an expendable Red Shirt Army caste.
  • Large and in Charge: Mostly, but not always, played straight.
    • Quartz gems like Jasper are (usually) highly-ranked and typically enormous, appearing to be around seven or eight feet tall. Topazes are even larger and extremely high ranking soldiers. The Diamonds are many times the size of Jasper and Rose, appearing at first look to be around 20 feet during "Message Received".
    • In contrast, Rubies are the lowest-ranking soldiers and among the smallest gems. Peridots are also short, though they wear "limb enhancers" to appear taller and are somewhat higher-ranked than Rubies.
    • Subverted by Sapphire, who we are told in "The Answer" is a high-ranking aristocratic Gem, but she's the same size as a Ruby. Aquamarines also subvert this, as they're by far the smallest introduced Gems, but are extremely high ranking Blue Gems.
    • Also subverted by Pearls, who are fairly tall (at least 6') but are the lowest-ranked Gems seen so far, even lower than Rubies. (They are, however, also the thinnest gems seen so far, so overall mass, not just height, may play into it as well).
  • Light Is Not Good: Homeworld is very shiny and brightly colored (with inhabitants who are essentially [[Hard Light light elementals), yet it's the capital of an Evil Empire.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: With the exception of the Diamonds and those who fought in the war, the rest of the Gems have no clue about the Crystal Gems' rebellion and were merely told that Earth was not viable to be a colony. It comes back to bite them when Peridot gets stranded on Earth and realizes that it's still full of life and resources that are of use to the Empire, and as such, she sees no reason to let it be destroyed.
  • Magitek: In addition to utilizing their supernatural powers, the Gem society has evolved to a point of harnessing advanced technology in their endeavors.
  • Meaningful Name: Almost all castes and their roles are based on associations and uses of the minerals they are named after.
    • Diamonds are the hardest mineral and are viewed as the most valuable gems in the world (though they are actually somewhat common, if found only in specific locations).
    • Rubies are hardworking grunts, if somewhat clueless. Ruby is one of the toughest minerals aside from diamond and are used as protection from supernatural attacks.
    • Pearls are servants who are manufactured to serve as status symbols and look pretty but not considered very strong. Pearls are created by life instead of geologically like other minerals, and have no use outside of jewelry.
  • Mechanistic Alien Culture: The Gems don't even seem to understand the concept of nicknames, as far as the show indicates, and place a high priority on efficiency, organization, and following orders. It's unclear whether or not things were different before the Rebellion, though.
  • Moral Myopia: The common theme of whenever a Gem still loyal to Homeworld talks about the Gem War's events is them mentioning how it's a waste and the damage done to the Gem empire (including Pink Diamond's death). However, they have always overlooked the entire reason Rose rebelled in the first place: if Homeworld's plans had succeeded, then it would have meant planetary genocide to every species living on Earth when they arrived.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The environments and upbringings of the Homeworld Gems essentially turn their empire into one of these. For starters, they have Fantastic Racism towards organic life. This racism complements their actions when they commit imperialism against foreign planets for the sake of securing resources and producing more Gems (akin to Nazi Germany's and the Empire of Japan's conquests for Lebensraum). According to Jasper (and later confirmed by the Off-Colors), they also have a practice of purging those that in some way don't fit in with the 'order of the Diamonds', such as those born with certain defects or those with behaviors outside their 'purpose.' Finally, the homeworld Gems have absolute devotion to their Diamond, who they refer to as "My Diamond" like how we would say "My Lord." They also have a unique salute where they cross their arms to form a diamond, similarly to the Nazi salute.
  • Necromancer: A Gem shattering is the equivalent of death, but that doesn't keep their forced fusion experiments from bringing them back.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Though Peridot and Jasper's kind of outfit seems to be standard, especially for soldiers, the two Rubies with different outfits in "Hit the Diamond" imply that alterations are allowed if the standard version would cover the Gemstone.
  • No Song for the Wicked: Besides very high ranking gems, none of them ever sing in this musical show. Each one of them, however, have their own Leitmotif. The only Homeworld gem that ever gets to sing becomes a Crystal Gem in the very next episode. This case also demonstrates the theme of music being something individual, unique, and beautiful in ways Homeworld doesn't approve of. Four seasons in, the trope is subverted while still keeping with said themes: we hear a Villain Song from Yellow Diamond, about discarding feelings to cope with the death of a loved one, but only because of Steven's Exact Eavesdropping on her expressing herself in a way she would not do in public.
  • Ominous Mundanity: Their names for things are exceedingly blunt—their home planet is just called "Homeworld", more of them are made in "Kindergarten", their People Zoo is "the Zoo"—which goes to show they aren't concerned with things like creativity.
  • Planet Looters: They tried to use Earth's resources to make more Gems, and certainly nothing's stopping them from doing it to other planets.
    • They are later revealed to be running low on resources, but it's unclear whether this is the cause of their invasion of Earth, or a consequence of it, given the only Gem shown to be affected by this was Peridot who was created long after the original war.
  • Predecessor Villain: Conflict with them is why the Crystal Gems are on Earth in the first place.
  • The Purge: Homeworld's policy for anyone that in someway violates the 'order of the Diamonds' appears to be death. This includes Gems like Amethyst who have some form of defect as well as Gems who try to do something other than what they were made for. The 'Off-Colors' later confirm this and live in constant fear of being shattered because of it.
    Jasper: Every Gem is made for a purpose: to serve the order of the Diamonds. Those who cannot fit inside this order must be purged!
  • Rage Quit: When it became clear they would likely never get control of Earth, they incubated the Cluster to destroy it, letting Rose and the Crystal Gems believe they were able to save Earth, unaware of this current threat until Peridot told them. It's revealed during "Monster Reunion" that they were also the ones responsible for corrupting various Gems by releasing a weapon after the Diamonds pulled out.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The diamond we see on their outfits symbolizes the creation of life. They did in fact create new Gems... by plundering the Earth's resources.
  • Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Their Planet Looter tendencies heavily imply they're Aliens as Consquistadores, plundering planets without caring about the life located on them. Some of them may fill the "Aliens as Nazis" mold (Peridot hypocritically refers to human life as an "infestation", while Jasper is The Social Darwinist), but they do so in radically distinct ways, and given how it's still miles beneath their core objective, it's unclear if the whole species truly hates other life or simply regards it as irrelevant.
  • Servant Race: Broadly speaking, every gem is made to be a servant to the Diamond Authority. The ones higher on the Fantastic Caste System still have a degree of independence, though, even getting Pearls as their made-to-order servants.
  • Shocking Defeat Legacy: The Crystal Gems standing up to Homeworld at all was highly unexpected. Losing Earth as a colony and Pink Diamond seems to have weighed heavily on Homeworld's members that survived and society as a whole.
  • Sigil Spam: The generic diamond shape, the three triangles, and the four diamonds making one big diamond are very prominent among Homeworld bases.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Most of the Gems don't exactly wear long sleeves on their outfits.
  • Smug Super: Most of the Homeworld Gems are highly overconfident in their powers.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Zig-zagged. The first Homeworld Gem we are introduced to is Lapis Lazuli, who is a Person of Mass Destruction who stole a huge portion of the ocean, if not all of it, in the second episode she was in.
    • She was followed by Peridot and Jasper, who, while both very competent, did not possess Lapis's massive firepower.
    • Afterwards, Lapis and Jasper fused into Malachite, who combined their powers to a greater degree than them separately and was an even bigger threat than either of them, even thought Lapis is forced to represent Homeworld and is no longer considered a villain. And she stayed at the bottom of the sea for a whole season while the Gems mostly focus on finding Peridot despite claiming they're still looking for them, and was eventually beaten by Alexandrite and the Watermelon Stevens in her reappearance.
    • The Cluster was introduced shortly after the Crystal Gems captured Peridot, and while it is said to be capable of destroying Earth by merely taking its physical form, Steven manages to convince it to bubble itself, removing any threat it posed without a single punch thrown by the Cluster.
    • The Ruby Squad appear shortly after the Cluster is bubbled, and quickly are proven to be Harmless Villains, except for the unhinged Eyeball, who Steven still deals with easily.
    • The Cluster and Malachite being dealt with are followed by Jasper having some time in the spotlight, and while powerful enough to defeat Amethyst in a fight, she was beaten thoroughly by Stevonnie and later Smoky Quartz before becoming corrupted due to her own actions.
    • Next was Aquamarine and Topaz, who are scarily efficient, although not seeking a direct confrontation.
  • Stupid Evil: They tend to be overly destructive to the planets they conquer, leaving them nothing but withered husks of rock and taking everything without thinking about saving resources from them for later. Reality Ensues naturally bites them in the butt as a result, since it means they have a lack of resources instead of a steady supply of them.
  • Sycophantic Servant: All Homeworld Gems were created by the Diamonds to serve them, and all of them regard and treat the Diamonds with god-like reverence. Even the Diamonds themselves see some of it as excessive, not they're actually doing anything to stop it
. This may explain why the Diamonds are extremely intolerant of slights and/or failure on the part of their subordinates.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Considering that many Homeworld Gems considered they could stop Rose Quartz and her army quite easily (at first), the war-torn battlefield of fallen warriors is more than enough evidence of this trope in action.
  • Vast Bureaucracy: Implied given that with an Empire that large somebody has to run it; Jasper and Peridot never got back to Homeworld and nobody there seemed to even notice until Peridot made direct contact with Yellow Diamond.
  • Vestigial Empire: They're running low on resources, so new Gems are weaker without the standard abilities possessed in "Era 1", and they have to compensate with high tech prosthetics. However between the development of supernatural abilities by Peridot who isn't supposed to have any powers it has been quite heavily implied that modern gems do have the same abilities as there predecessors. The most commonly speculated implication being homeworld is intentionally crippling its own people to prevent any further uprising.
  • Walking Spoiler: Directly tied to the backstory of the Crystal Gems.
  • You Are Number 6: Gems are identified by their "Gem Type", "Facet", and "Cut" (Peridot, for example, identifies herself as "Peridot, Facet 25FL, Cut 5XG"). While an efficient and practical way of differentiating what must be a very large number of otherwise perfectly identical Gems of the same type, it is lacking in the personality that just a Gem type implies. A gem identifying herself by her gem type is equivalent to a human identifying him/herself as "Builder" or "Engineer".

Yellow Court

    Jasper 
Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks

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"Fighting is my life! It's what I was made for!"

A warrior from the Gem Homeworld who fought against Rose Quartz's army more than 5,750 years ago. She returns to Earth as Peridot's escort. She later reveals herself to be formerly of Pink Diamond's Court.
  • The Ace: Considered the paragon of her kind by Homeworld for both being born absolutely perfect and being, to their side, a war hero. This is reflected in both her status and her capabilities. It's telling that the Topazes, despite being considerably higher ranked than the average Quartz according to Word of God, don't seem as powerful as she is.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Jasper considers Lapis's apparently unprecedented hostile takeover of Malachite, and her ability to hold Jasper down and wrest control of their fusion from her, to be a positive attribute, even mentioning how impressed she is that Lapis "held out". She takes it a step further in "Alone at Sea": while it's clear that Lapis is starting to realize her conduct was monstrous in its own way, Jasper agrees...and wants to re-establish that relationship on those terms. She isn't shy about saying why:
    Jasper: I'm the only one who can handle your kind of power!
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In "Alone at Sea", when she finally finds Lapis, she grabs her hand, gets on her knees, and outright begs Lapis to fuse with her again.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In "Earthlings", Jasper is revealed as a vengeful, loyal soldier who had everything taken from her by Rose Quartz, roaring at Steven for everything Rose Quartz did to her colony, her planet and to Pink Diamond, and is desperately lonely when everyone she fuses with leaves her. Losing herself to corruption, she's then bubbled by Amethyst who sadly acknowledges her as a sister for the first time.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Amethyst sees her as this. Though (most) Gems lack a concept of family, Jasper and Amethyst are "sisters" in that they are both Quartz soldiers made on Earth, and Amethyst calls Jasper "sis" after she's corrupted and poofed. Amethyst came out small and "defective" due to emerging 500 years later than she was supposed to, while Jasper is the most perfect Quartz ever made, which causes Amethyst to see Jasper as everything she wishes to be. Jasper is pleased to rub this in Amethyst's face in their first fight, but the next time she only reacts with contempt.
  • And I Must Scream: Lapis Lazuli traps her in her own body at the bottom of the ocean. When we next meet her in "Chille Tid", she's become completely unhinged.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Seems to think of Rose this way. It's unclear whether this was mutual on Rose's part or if Jasper was an Unknown Rival. It is revealed this is because Rose shattered Jasper's original Diamond: Pink Diamond.
    • As a result of trapping her in the ocean for months and her cruel behavior to Steven plus her treatment of her when she was forced to be her informant before the following events that happened, Lapis sees her as this.
    • After her beatdown and "Reason You Suck" Speech at Jasper's hands, Amethyst comes to regard her as this.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Season One finale. Season 3 sees her promoted into a longer term version as of "Alone at Sea".
  • Armor Is Useless: Subverted. While her Crash Helmet is normally a weapon, it turns out to work as good armor when it lets her survive a slash from Stevonnie that had enough power behind it to drive her through the monster she was riding.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: She claims the only reason Garnet was able to beat her was because she was a fusion. In fairness to her, the only Crystal Gems who have ever been able to defeat her (aside from Lapis, and she's got the biggest advantage of any Gem on Earth) have been fusions.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance:
    • Jasper's alternating red/orange colorization comes from the red sandstone she emerged from.
    • Her corrupted form, while taking the same figure as the Great North monsters, also resembles a ram with her horns and hooves where her feet used to be. Fitting for someone as hard-headed as her and often headbutting her foes with her Crash Helmet.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Seems to outrank Peridot, and is definitely the better fighter of the two. Peridot's comments regarding quartz Gems and their role in Homeworld in 'Too Far' suggest it's more a case of Asskicking Equals Authority; Jasper is part of a higher caste because of her physical prowess.
  • Avenging the Villain: Reveals that part of the reason she wanted to destroy Rose so bad was to avenge Pink Diamond.
  • Badass Cape: Jasper comes out of Peridot's ship wearing a cape with a High Collar of Doom. She isn't wearing it back inside the ship when she fights Garnet again. One of the show's writers/storyboard artists states that the sole reason Jasper wore the cape was to look "intimidatingly fabulous".
  • Badass in Charge: As stated above in Authority Equals Asskicking, she seems to outrank Peridot and Lapis and is clearly in charge of the mission. And she fought against Rose Quartz's forces in the war and survived, and later fights against Garnet in a pretty even battle despite the latter being a fusion. In "Chille Tid", we learn that it's taking Lapis's constant hyper-vigilant concentration and the weight of the entire ocean to keep her, and by extension, Malachite from breaking free and going on a rampage. It only takes a single moment of distraction from Steven for her to take control from Lapis.
  • Bad Boss: On top of her obnoxious, domineering attitude towards Peridot, this can be seen when she later captures an "army" of corrupted gems to fight the Crystal Gems, by violently poofing them and forcing them into cages and delivering angry, insulting lectures about how pathetic they are compared to her.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: Her hair is a mess, and like all known Quartzes, it's huge and long. Her being barbaric goes without question.
  • Battle Aura: She surrounds herself with one during her Rolling Attack.
  • The Beastmaster: By "Gem Hunt", Jasper has started to gather corrupted Gems, in order to turn them into an army to battle Rose. As it turns out she isn't very good at controlling them, as they all flee from her abusive treatment first chance they get.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Fusion has a tendency to drive her up the wall, not because of the Homeworld taboo but because she continually gets her butt kicked by every Fusion she encounters.... and she's not used to losing.
    Jasper: I will not be beaten by another Fusion!
    • "Earthlings" makes it clear that Jasper absolutely hates Rose Quartz because Rose shattered Pink Diamond, the person Jasper was originally loyal to and served under.
  • Beta Test Baddie: Inverted. Peridot assumes this trope will be at play between Jasper and Amethyst because Jasper came from the far inferior Beta Kindergarten (which was a poorly done, flawed rushjob intended to pump out troops like mad to fight the Rebellion), and thus should have some inferiority to Amethyst (who came from the much better handled main Kindergarten). It turns out the exact opposite is true: Jasper wasn't just properly formed, she was perfectly formed to the point Peridot calls her "the Ultimate Quartz".
  • Bigger Stick: She quickly defeats Garnet by using a gem disruptor in their first fight. When Garnet destroys it in their second one, the fight is much more even-handed and ultimately ends in Jasper's loss. She doesn't get it as bad as Peridot, as she has military experience from before the disruptors were invented.
  • Blood Knight: While she does seem to be military and dealing with the Gems seems to be her job, she decidedly enjoys every second of it and laments not having had the chance to pound Rose Quartz into the ground.
  • Body Horror: After fusing with a corrupted Gem, her body starts to hideously and graphically mutate into a feral form completely unrecognizable.
  • Boomerang Bigot: She likes speaking down about the Earth... but it's eventually revealed she was born there, and considers herself the only thing of worth to come from it.
  • Born Winner: Her exit hole is the most perfect one Peridot has ever seen, meaning she was born as a completely flawless "ultimate Quartz".
  • Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Peridot's brains as the big, muscular warrior/guard who keeps the prisoner Gems in line. Notably, though, she displays both brains and brawn, directing Peridot both in combat and out to efficient results. By ordering Peridot around and attacking herself, she was able to disarm and capture all the Crystal Gems plus Steven.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being the Ultimate Life Form by Quartz standards, she has some serious issues. She'd had a chip on her shoulder since Pink Diamond died and Homeworld lost Earth, seeing both as her failure regardless of her personal performance. Further defeats at the hand of the Crystal Gems made her lose confidence in her own fighting strength, and thus think of herself as completely worthless.
  • The Brute: As the most physically formidable antagonist seen thus far - able to match Garnet blow-for-blow and overpower her on several occasions. In "Alone at Sea", she outright calls herself one.
  • The Bus Came Back: In "Chille Tid", "Super Watermelon Island", and "Alone At Sea".
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Amethyst's Abel, as both were born from Earth Kindergartens (different ones, but still). Amethyst even refers to Jasper as "sis" after Jasper's physical form was destroyed.
  • Cat Smile: Very subtle, but her mouth briefly shapes like this when she meets again with Lapis. She does this in "Earthlings" as well, giving her a resemblance to Amethyst.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel:
    • When she fights Steven and Amethyst fused as Smoky Quartz, Jasper finally snaps at being beaten again by a "fusion" and decides to fuse with one of the Gem Monsters. This ends up biting her in the ass hard as not only did it not power her up enough, but it also ended up infecting her with whatever the corruption was after they defused.
    • Her corruption itself caused her to grow even larger and completely covered her body in deadly-looking spikes, but it weakened her Nigh-Invulnerability enough for Peridot to easily impale her with a metal pole.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She wields a gem destabilizer in addition to her gem weapon, allowing her to knock out other Gems in one hit if she can connect with the former. Notably, she hangs onto said destabilizer when Garnet challenges her to fight without it.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: In "Alone At Sea", it's revealed that Jasper is fascinated by the experience of being at someone's mercy after being the strongest in the room her whole life, falling to her knees and begging Lapis to fuse again, and insisting she's the only one who can handle the abuse Lapis dishes out.
  • Contralto of Danger: She's got a notably deep voice and is quite evil.
  • Cool Helmet: Her weapon is a helmet with a hammer-like block in front.
  • The Corruption: In "Earthlings", after fusing with a corrupted Gem, she becomes one herself.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her fights with Amethyst which shows just how dangerous a fully developed Quartz is against a defective one. Finally on the receiving end of this in her battle with Smoky Quartz.
  • Defiant to the End: "You can't manipulate me, Rose Quartz!"
  • Delinquent Hair: Her helmet is visually similar to a very front-heavy pompadour.
  • Depending on the Artist: In "The Return", her jaw is much larger, her Rapunzel Hair is slightly elevated, and her body type is slightly broader. In "Jail Break", her jawline is less defined, her hair is hanging loosely, and her body type is smaller.
  • Determinator: An inherent trait of being a Jasper.
    Jasper: Jaspers don't give up! Jaspers keep going until we get what we want!
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • When Jasper pressures Lapis Lazuli into fusing, it's reminiscent of someone pressuring a reluctant partner into physical intimacy.
    • Many of the interactions between Jasper and Lapis are reminiscent of a VERY unhealthy romantic relationship. After Malachite is broken apart, Jasper tracks down Lapis and begs her to fuse into Malachite again.
    • After fusing with a corrupted Gem, Jasper catches a virus that causes her body to deteriorate.
  • Doomed Hometown: Earth, but specifically Earth-the-gem-colony. She essentially views Rose Quartz as the person who destroyed her home and forced her into constant strife from the moment of her creation, which makes her stance on Earth far harder to change than Peridot's.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: This trope is invoked when Lapis fuses with her into Malachite and then forcibly drags them both down to the ocean floor as Malachite desperately tries to keep her grip onto the beach.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: After spending a long time fused with Lapis under the sea, she comes to admit she was wrong about fusion and sees the use in it. But she only enjoys fusion for the extra power it provides, and fails to understand that the most important part of fusion is a loving (or at least emotionally stable) relationship between the component Gems. She doesn't understand when Lapis refuses to fuse with her again, not wanting to resume their abusive relationship, and she is ultimately transformed into a corrupted Gem when she fuses with one in a last-ditch attempt to regain the power she had as Malachite.
  • The Dreaded: As the most powerful foe fought by the Crystal Gems, everybody except arguably Lapis is afraid of her, even corrupted Gems.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • She at first sees the Fusion Dance as a mere power booster without understanding the deeper connection. When she tries to fuse with Lapis to even the odds, she didn't expect Lapis to betray her for Steven's sake.
    • In "Earthlings", while she manages to start figuring out how Rose, and now Steven, could gain the loyalty of other Gems, she can't get that friendship and kindness were the key, not manipulation.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Amethyst. Both are hot-blooded, rude, brash, rely on brute strength, and love to fight. But while Amethyst loves to goof off and has love and compassion for others, Jasper exists to fight, is always serious, and doesn't get the importance of love. She also shares Amethyst's hair style and is physically similar to her, but larger, and they both attack with a spin dash. To further push the matter, Jasper is colored yellow, complementary to Amethyst's purple. "Too Far" reveals that Amethyst is a Quartz Gem like Jasper, with Jasper representing what a successful Kindergarten Gem should look like. By contrast, Amethyst is an "overcooked runt" that stayed in the ground too long, hence her short stature and comparatively weaker abilities. This comes to a head in "Crack the Whip", where they finally fight. Jasper, thanks to a combination of training and her superior capabilities, beats her down easily. "Beta" takes this even further by revealing that Jasper was also made on Earth, in the Beta Kindergarten. All the other holes are misshapen while hers is the only one that's perfect. And while Amethyst sees Jasper as her Arch-Enemy, Jasper views her with a sort of morbid curiosity.
    Amethyst: I can fight just fine.
    Jasper: Well then, let's see it!
    Jasper: You... could have been me.
    • To Garnet. Both are no-nonsense heavies and the bosses of their team, both prefer hand-to-hand combat and taking a hands-on approach to difficult situations, conduct themselves like people with rather healthy egos, and can take a tremendous amount of physical punishment. Garnet is playful, maternal, and protective, her confidence coming from her being the result of a fusion of two Gems who are deeply in love, and she takes a tremendous amount of pride in being a permafusion, whereas Jasper is ruthless, savage, and short-tempered, treats fusion as "a cheap trick," and treats her allies as mere soldiers. This gets even stronger in Season 3, where she wants to be fused again, but in a toxic and unhealthy relationship opposed to Ruby and Sapphire's loving one.
    • To Rose Quartz. Both are large and powerful Quartz-type Gems, but Rose was feminine and elegant, softly curved and with a soothing voice. She was also incredibly kind and adored Earth and its lifeforms. Jasper is much more masculine and rugged, a Blood Knight with a short fuse and a gravelly voice who reacts to humanity with disgust. This is compounded with the revelation that they were both made on Earth. Whereas Rose believed in choosing your own path and encouraged other Gems to grow beyond their programming, Jasper has fully embraced her allotted role as a warrior and seems repulsed by those who act outside of Homeworld's order. Finally, it comes up in their relationship to Pink Diamond: Both were apparently made for her, but Jasper, from what's been seen, was extremely loyal to her and held a chip on her shoulder towards Rose, who had personally shattered said Diamond in the course of her rebellion.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Jasper is larger than any of the present Crystal Gems that isn't a fusion—and even some that are!
  • Evil Is Hammy: Though she's still a serious villain, she shows up to Earth in a Badass Cape just to look cool and almost all her lines are very intense and shouted. She gloats to her enemies, especially "Rose Quartz" whenever she can and even plans dramatic entries and exits.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: She has a noticeably gruff voice.
  • Eye Scream: When turning into a Gem monster, her eyes form stalagmites in her sockets.
  • Famous Last Words: Wha... My Diamond! Your Diamond! PINK DIAMOND!!!
  • Fangs Are Evil: Gets drawn with these in "Earthlings"; appropriate for the events of that episode.
  • Fatal Flaw: After her fusion with Lapis, her obsession with fusion and the power it can bring becomes this. It backfires on her big time in "Earthlings", where her fusion with a corrupted Gem infects her with corruption as well.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: When she fuses with Lapis, Lapis takes control of the fusion and drags them both to the bottom of the ocean. Jasper is thus trapped under the ocean and inside her own body, and if Chille Tid is any indication this is not a pleasant experience.
    • Finally, when fighting Smoky Quartz, she fused with a corrupted Gem and was corrupted herself.
  • Final Boss: Of Season One.
  • Foil: To Peridot. Peridot is an Era 2 Gem, made without any of the powers Jasper was born with or the amazing constitution Jasper boasts. While they're both incredibly durable, Peridot's physical toughness is played for laughs while Jasper's is always played dead serious. Building on this, Jasper is a Knight of Cerebus to Peridot's often laughably evil nature and own innate goofiness. Most importantly, Peridot was a Gem born on Homeworld that came to Earth and grew to love it dearly. Jasper was an Earth-made Gem that hated Earth with a passion, was fiercely loyal to Homeworld.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • She has the same huge off-white mane, heavy build, and Rolling Attack as Amethyst, and calls her a "puny overcooked runt." Later it's revealed that they're part of the same caste of Super Soldiers, with Amethyst coming out defective.
    • While she is branded with Yellow Diamond's insignia, she never calls her "my Diamond." A clue that Jasper's original Diamond was the late Pink Diamond, whom Rose murdered.
    • One of the lines in Garnet's "Stronger Than You" is "but I think you're just mad 'cause you're single." She turns out to be right once Jasper tries fusion. Very right. Jasper's corruption even starts taking its toll right after she sadly remarks "nobody I fuse with ever wants to stay" and cackles.
    • Peridot describes Quartzes as "huge, loyal soldiers." Jasper is indeed loyal to Homeworld, but doesn't have anywhere near the respect and devotion for Yellow Diamond that Peridot has. She even goes against the mission of checking on the Cluster to imprison the Crystal Gems and return the ship to Homeworld, because "Rose Quartz takes priority." This is because her loyalty is actually to the deceased Pink Diamond.
    • The Alpine monsters she captures in droves all have the same muscular build and flowing white manes as her, so it comes as no surprise when her corrupted form is nearly identical to them.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: In "Are You My Dad?" and "I Am My Mom", neither Aquamarine or Topaz spare even a moment to look for her and in "The Trial" she's unmentioned despite Eyeball being allowed back on Homeworld without having completed her mission of retrieving Jasper.
  • Freudian Excuse: Was literally fighting a war from the moment she was born, a war that was half-way over before she was born at that. She's had it ingrained in her head that the planet she was born on is worthless because the Hostile Terraforming the Gems attempted on it never finished, and like Peridot is more or less indoctrinated to worship the Diamonds fanatically. The loss of Pink Diamond and Earth as her home colony made her fanatically homicidal and gunning for revenge on Rose Quartz, now reincarnated as her son, Steven.
  • Fusion Dance: Fuses with Lapis Lazuli at the end of "Jailbreak" and the Green Alpine Monster in the Climax of "Earthlings".
  • Guttural Growler: She speaks with a gravelly alto voice.
  • Hartman Hips: In "The Return", her hips are even wider and thicker than Garnet's, though her mid-section is also thicker. They aren't as big in "Jail Break", but still clearly large enough to quality for this trope.
  • Hate Sink: She was this up until her tragic fate in "Earthlings" which also shed light on her motivations. Eventually, Aquamarine appeared to fill the void.
  • The Heavy: As of "Alone at Sea" she seems to have become this.
  • Hellish Pupils: Subtle and downplayed. Her eyes are naturally yellow, but several times the irises and pupils appear elongated, especially when she flashes her Slasher Smile.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: If the Ruby Squad is any indication, Jasper was still a highly respected member of the Gem warrior caste, as many of them positively fangirl at the idea of being around her. She most likely gets along better with other Warrior gems.
  • Hey, You!: Jasper calls Steven "Rose Quartz", mentions Yellow Diamond, her apparent superior, and Pink Diamond, her former superior, and calls Lapis by her name only when trying to persuade her into fusion. She otherwise calls no one by their name. She calls Pearl "some lost, defective pearl",note  Amethyst an "overcooked runt",note  Garnet a "shameless display",note  and simply "brat" for Lapis. This is taken to a terrifying extent when she recognizes Steven in the dreamscape in "Chille Tid", and her furious utterances of "You!" becomes a Madness Mantra.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In "Alone at Sea", while gushing about being Malachite, Jasper seems to put particular emphasis on having being able to fly, at least as much as how Malachite "was bigger and stronger than both of [them]".
    • In "Earthlings", just before she devolved into a Gem Monster, Jasper calls Earth "my planet" and reveals that her Diamond was originally Pink Diamond. Jasper is also extremely bitter at "Rose" for taking both away from her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Garnet uses Jasper's own momentum to toss her into the ship's power core.
    • Turns out pressuring Lapis to fuse with her was also a bad move, as it gave Lapis an opportunity to use a rather inventively brutal means of capturing her.
    • She ends up getting Corrupted herself after fusing with a Corrupted gem.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Her attitude toward fusion changes rather quickly after Garnet defeats her, yet she still continues to belittle others for not following Homeworld's rules after she's done so herself.
    • Jasper hates weak and "defective" Gems because they're of no use to the Diamonds. Yet she treats her mission statement as more of a suggestion, from hastily determining some other goal to be "more important" to a nigh-treasonous tendency to put her own grudges first. We learn later that Jasper does consider herself to be serving the will of her Diamond...PINK Diamond, who was shattered over five thousand years ago and who appears to have been officially Un-Personed by the three surviving members of the Diamond Authority.
  • Implacable Woman: She is very, very hard to stop. Whether it's sinking into the earth's mantle or being thrown several miles across the ocean, she will come back, just as determined as ever.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After her corruption, she gets poofed when Peridot uses her metal powers to impale her with a metal rod.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She fights with a helmet. However, it has a hammer-like block added to it and she uses it to defend as much as she does to attack.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: Garnet defeats her by redirecting her own momentum to send her into the ship's power core.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: While she is normally very self-assured, she places all of her self-worth in her fighting ability, and she tends to come unglued in situations where her strength comes into question. After losing to Garnet, she immediately shifts gears and claims that it was not a fair fight because her opponent is a fusion, even after mocking the tactic just before. She also tries to cling to Lapis to make herself feel stronger, both before and after forming Malachite. Considering the fact that she was the only and most perfect Gem of a Kindergarten that was made solely for the purpose of Cannon Fodder for the war, it's highly likely she puts so much emphasis on her fighting ability because that's the only reason she exists.
  • Informed Attribute: Quartz soldiers are said to be loyal, which is quite jarring when Jasper comes off as a Psycho for Hire with a blatant disregard of Yellow Diamond's orders in favor of obtaining more power and getting personal revenge on Rose Quartz. Especially when she fits every other description of the ideal Quartz archetype to a T. Subverted when it turns out that Jasper actually has this Undying Loyalty for Pink Diamond, who she was made for.
  • Ironic Hell: Derides Garnet for being a perma-fusion. Gets stuck as one for several months. Later becomes infected with The Corruption after forcefully fusing with a corrupted gem to win a battle... against another fusion.
  • Ironic Name: Jasper stones are associated with earth, stability and tranquility. Jasper here is a Hot-Blooded brute who invades Earth, and later appearances in the show see her becoming more and more unhinged. In addition, jasper is a variety of quartz, making her rivalry with Rose Quartz and Amethyst (and, by extension, Steven) especially noticeable.
  • It's Personal: Her loathing toward 'this miserable planet' sure takes on a different color once it is revealed to be her place of origin, and it turns out she really hates Rose for killing their former liege, Pink Diamond.
  • Jerkass: She is overall a hostile, intentionally rude, callous, Arrogant Kung Fu Girl who looks down on nearly everyone, except Rose Quartz. Her introduction has her taking turns individually insulting the Crystal Gems before deciding collectively they're not worth her time. She's notably a jerk even to her own allies, ensuring that even pre-redemption Peridot couldn't stand her. Ironically enough, it's Peridot who's the one to ultimately defeat her.
  • Jerkass Hasa Point: In "Crack the Whip" Jasper asks "Rose" if she was so desperate for troops she kept around the defective Amethyst. As Amethyst likely emerged AFTER the Rebellion ended, after most of the Crystal Gems besides Rose, Garnet, and Pearl were corrupted, Rose would likely had been declared defective. In "Earthlings" as she is being corrupted, Jasper tells "Rose" that she understands her and believes that she only recruits Gems after they are defective or worthless. While Jasper might've been slowly turning insane from the insane, she is very correct. In "The Answer" Rose only wanted to recruit Garnet after she was outcasted from Blue Diamond's court and Ruby was sentenced to death. Amethyst was likely found in the Prime Kindergarten and was "overcooked" and short, which would make her defective. Steven only gave Peridot a chance after she lost her Limb Enhancers. Steven only gave Lapis a chance after she was freed from the mirror and admitted she wanted to return home. In fact, Jasper uses Peridot as one such example, noting how the Crystal Gems stripped her of everything until she was worthless, among them her precious Limb Enhancers, her position on Homeworld, and her dignity.
  • The Juggernaut: Electrocute her, drown her in the ocean floor, punch her miles across the ocean, it won't stop her for long. It says volumes that it takes her being corrupted into a weaker Gem Monster for the Crystal Gems to defeat her once and for all.
  • Karmic Transformation: In "Earthlings", Jasper has spent who knows how long capturing and abusing Corrupted Gems to try and force them to be her personal army, especially the one she forced to fuse with her, while demeaning them, calling them weak failures. In the end, forcing one to fuse with causes her to contract The Corruption, turning her into a mindless Gem Monster just like them.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Crack The Whip", Jasper suplexes a corrupted Gem to prevent it from running away from a fight. By this point in the show, it's pretty much established that the corrupted Gems are unfortunate victims to be pitied. At the same time, Jasper's doing this to a giant yeti monster the size of a small house, so it also serves to show how dangerous Jasper can be.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She's the first sentient enemy that Steven didn't try to befriend or reach out to. Unlike Lapis, who had a positive introduction, and Peridot, who was foremost concerned with her mission, Jasper is introduced as a pure aggressor, expressing contempt towards the Crystal Gems and disappointment that Rose Quartz wasn't there for her to fight. The battle with her has lasting impact, with Steven finally realizing how serious his Gem powers and the conflict with the Homeworld Gems is.
  • Large and in Charge: She looks to be as tall as Rose Quartz, and has the final say in the mission over Peridot, and was assigned to her in the first place because she needed the backup.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After chastising the other Crystal Gems, especially Amethyst, Jasper ends up transforming into a weaker Gem and defeated by the "Shorty Squad."
  • Leitmotif: She's represented by a distorted bass sound. "Jasper" has a recurring harsh beat that sounds like an army on the march.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even stronger than Garnet, the Crystal Gems' main bruiser - and no slouch in the speed department, able to stay virtually on top of Garnet the entire fight and rush her several times with a destructive charge attack. Her downfall in "Jailbreak" came because she was going Too Fast to Stop and Garnet used her momentum against her, as well as a convenient power core.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Her status as Lapis's emotional stress ball/punching bag for her anger at what had happened to her. This is Deconstructed naturally in that this form of emotional "stability" turns out to be toxic for both Lapis and Jasper due to them being archenemies.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: It seems that she was never told that the Diamonds were responsible for The Corruption of the Gems left behind on Earth.
    • She was also unaware that Lapis had defected from Homeworld which is a prime reason for her not refusing back into Malachite and she also didn't know about Peridot becoming a Crystal Gem until "Earthlings".
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Inverted even harder than with Amethyst. Jasper's hair is longer than any other non-fusion Gem's (proportionally, it's about equal to Amethyst), and she's an outright brute.
  • Madness Mantra: "YOU. YOU. YOU. YOU. YOU!"
  • Meaningful Name:
    • While the spiritual nature of jasper in gemology contrasts highly with the character (see Ironic Name above), it is also associated with the planet Mars, fitting for someone who is as militant and aggressive as Jasper.
    • She's Hot-Blooded, ill-tempered, unpredictable and unstable, gives off a fiery Battle Aura and emerged out of the ground burning so hot that her exit hole turned to glass. Real life jaspers are typically formed from volcanic ash.
    • In addition to being a variety of quartz, jasper contains impurities from organic substances, so it's especially appropriate that she was made on Earth. With her firmly holding Homeworld's views on Earth and organic life, this also makes it an Ironic Name.
  • Mistaken Identity: She confuses Steven for Rose Quartz, believing him to be a "dulled-down version" of her, and keeps calling him Rose. This isn't helped by a Gem's known capability to shapeshift.
  • Mook Carryover: Jasper was originally created to serve Pink Diamond, but after Rose Quartz shattered her, Jasper was transferred to Yellow Diamond's forces.
  • Ms. Exposition: Her casual comments about the Rebellion, Rose Quartz and the Diamond Authority have made her this to the fanbase.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: While Gems generally operate with Super Strength that can be disproportionate to their looks, Jasper is the physically strongest seen thus far, and the most muscular.
  • Never Found the Body: The Crystal Gems saw Jasper falling down a massive crack in the earth and are left with no way of finding her until she resurfaces.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Jasper is extremely tough and hard to damage, even by Gem standards. Even getting thrown into the power core of a spaceship, resulting in the core exploding, which then causes the ship to crash and also explode, isn't enough to reduce her to Gem form. Against the Crystal Gems, only Garnet and other fusions stand a chance of defeating her. The ease at which other Quartz have been shown being poofed in comparison (Garnet and Bismuth alone are apparently sufficient to handle several platoons of Quartz soldiers on their own, Pearl being shown as curbstomping two, and Amethyst being the most frequently poofed Crystal Gem by her own admission) imply this might be unique to her as a "perfect" Quartz. When she is finally poofed, it's only after she's been corrupted into a weaker Gem monster.
  • No Indoor Voice: She yells almost everything she says, and when she isn't shouting, her voice is still harsh and intense.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: There's no way the plunging neckline of her uniform would have been accepted if her chest wasn't totally featureless.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her eyes are noticeably less cartoony and more detailed than the Sphere Eyes the rest of the cast have. Ironically, despite being more masculine-looking than any other female (or male) character, she's the only one with normally visible eyelashes. Some of her facial expressions are more detailed than is typical, especially her Slasher Smile.
  • No-Sell: In "Earthlings", despite her training, Amethyst's best whip attacks can't do anything more than make Jasper flinch. Even a fully charged Rolling Attack that was strong enough to cause a small explosion does little more than scuff her chest.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In her first appearance, Jasper constantly grabbed Lapis and in the next episode, she gets all into her face. Her general combat style also involves getting up close and personal with grabs and headbutts.
  • Not So Different: Both Jasper and Lapis turn out to have enjoyed some aspect of Malachite, the general Power High and Flight capability for Jasper and using Jasper as a living stress ball and punching bag for Lapis. Both, in part, miss each other after being defused.
  • Not Worth Killing: Zig-zagged. She came to Earth to finish Rose off, but is disgusted to see Rose in a weaker form as Steven, and decides to capture "Rose" back to Homeworld instead. After that fails, she still never attacks Steven, until her Sanity Slippage ensues in the Malachite realm and later Lapis rejects fusing again, which causes Jasper to attempt shattering Steven in a fit of rage. After that, Jasper goes back to her old ways and tries to create her own army and a complicated plan to take down the Crystal Gems instead of shattering Rose.
  • One Riot, One Ranger: Reveals in season 3 show her being sent to escort Peridot was more or less from Homeworld's point of view. They apparently saw Jasper alone as sufficient to keep Peridot alive on what they had every reason to think would be a monster infested Death World that may still have a few sapient hostiles left where a meteor sized space probe and a number of combat capable robots were destroyed. Given Jasper would've won outright without Steven and in season 3 managed to round up an entire army of Corrupted Gems on her own in a short period of time, they weren't entirely off-base.
  • Painful Transformation: Judging by her reaction, it's safe to say that the process of corruption is an agonizing experience.
  • Pet the Dog: Weirdly enough, her reaction to Peridot's Heel–Face Turn—the fact that she feels as though Peridot has "lowered" herself and "sacrificed her dignity" by working with the Crystal Gems isn't a very flattering assessment of the latter group, but it does seem to imply that she held some level of respect for Peridot.
  • Power High: Once she breaks free from Lapis's control as Malachite, she comes to enjoy it immensely.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Gender-inverted. She is firmly of the belief that Quartz Gems are made to fight and should live for it, thus why she's a Blood Knight. It's also why she throws a fit whenever she loses to someone she views as inferior to her. She considers Amethyst a disgrace to Quartzes due to her defective status and how poor of a fight she gave her, and "Beta" implies this is especially tempered by the fact she was the only (and in fact most) perfect Gem to emerge from the Beta Kindergarten.
  • Psycho Lesbian: After defusing from Malachite, at least until Lapis clearly tells her that she's not interested in her in "Alone At Sea", causing Jasper to become a Stalker Without a Crush focusing on "Rose" instead.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down approximately to her knees and is very voluminous, like all Quartz Gems.
  • Rated M for Manly: Though like all Gems she's sexless and referred to with female pronouns, pretty much everything about her appearance and personality scream of this trope.
  • Red Herring: When Malachite defuses, we don't see her face as she falls, suggesting she may have cracked her gem from the defuse shot. Turns out this is not the case when she returns in "Alone At Sea".
  • Redemption Rejection: She completely refuses Steven's attempt to heal her corruption due to her hatred of Rose. Sugar had this to say about Jasper during an interview with the Wrap.
    Jasper is very different than Peridot and Lapis. Unlike them, she has a deep hate for herself because of her origins on Earth. She is determined to never be weak or vulnerable. So at the point when she's the lowest, there's no way she'd ever accept help, because she believes she doesn't deserve it.
  • Revenge:
    • She attempts to shatter Steven in retaliation for Lapis rejecting her choice to fuse back into Malachite.
    • She hates Rose Quartz for shattering Pink Diamond and preventing the Earth from being colonized.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Jasper is angered by always being defeated by a fusion and desperate to finally make "Rose Quartz" pay for everything she's done during the Rebellion, she fuses with a corrupted Gem ending up causing her own corruption.
  • Rogue Agent: After defusing from Lapis, Jasper went completely rogue, abandoning her mission and not even attempting to contact Homeworld nor the agents sent to look out for her.
  • Rolling Attack: Uses a similar version to Amethyst's, only with a Battle Aura.
  • Running Gag: Every time she appears, Steven (and sometimes another character) says her name in surprise.
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • If her appearance in Malachite's mindscape in "Chille Tid" is any indication, any stability Jasper had left seems to be eroding under her imprisonment by Lapis.
    • In "Alone At Sea", she has become obsessed with fusion, begging Lapis to become Malachite with her again.
    • She seemed to actually be getting better in "Gem Hunt" and "Crack The Whip", forming a coherent plan and pursuing some objective.
    • Unfortunately for her, she ultimately totally loses it in "Earthlings" after trying to fuse with a corrupted Gem during her fight with Smoky Quartz. Steven not knowing about what Rose did to Pink Diamond is the final push that turns her into a mindless corrupted Gem herself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: Lapis fuses with her and traps them both under the ocean in a constant Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is a crystalline quartz, Jasper is a non-crystalline quartz. Rose used her defensive weapon, a shield, to defend herself and her allies; Jasper uses her Cool Helmet, usually a defensive weapon, offensively, charging and headbutting enemies. Rose was a Friend to All Living Things who devoted her life to defending and protecting Earth, Jasper is The Social Darwinist who sees no value in Earth.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Jasper refuses Steven's help curing her corruption, thinking that Rose Quartz is trying to prey on her weakness like all her other misfit recruits.
  • A Sinister Clue: Jasper is consistently shown to be left-handed.
  • Sinister Schnoz: She has her gem in the middle of her face in place of a nose.
  • Slasher Smile: If she's not wearing a look of contempt, she's wearing this.
  • Smug Super: She is legitimately powerful even by her Gem type's already impressive standards, and at first wants Peridot to just shoot the Crystal Gems with the ship's main gun because she thinks they're not worth her time.
  • The Social Darwinist: She derides fusion as a tactic for weak Gems, and derides Amethyst as an 'overcooked runt' and Pearl as 'defective'. In "Earthlings", she makes a speech about how Gems who are of no use to the Diamonds should be purged, and believes Gems falling to misfortune such as corruption are getting what they deserve.
  • The Sociopath: She's arrogant, violent, manipulative, has poor impulse control, hurts and kills without remorse, doesn't even care about causing harm to herself, and concepts like empathy and love confuse her. Her treatment of the Corrupted Gems and addiction to the Power High of fusion could even be allusions to animal abuse and substance abuse, which are also common symptoms. She does care about Pink Diamond, but their relationship or if she even knew her is unclear.
  • Sore Loser: As she bases her entire worth on being a warrior, she cannot accept losing. Being defeated by Garnet started her obsession with increasing her personal power with fusion and army building that eventually lead to her downfall.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Started tracking Lapis down since they de-fused. Once Lapis makes it clear she's not interested, Jasper leaves her alone and focuses on "Rose" instead.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: After her hellish experience imprisoned under the ocean for months, upon being freed she's obsessed with fusing back with Lapis.
  • Strength Equals Worthiness: As indicated by Rebecca Sugar herself, Jasper never wants to show weakness.
  • Super Soldier: "Beta" reveals that she's far more advanced than Quartz soldiers usually are, despite coming from a shoddily-made batch of gems. Peridot goes so far as to call her "The Ultimate Quartz".
  • Super Strength: She is stronger than Garnet and shatters pieces of Peridot's ship with her blows.
  • Symbolic Mutilation: When she is corrupted, her eyes are painfully covered, blinding her.
  • Technicolor Eyes: While most characters on the show have simple eyes with no distinction between pupil and iris, Jasper has more detailed, piercing yellow eyes that the storyboarders seem to like to zoom in on.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Jasper's personality leaves a lot to be desired, and both Lapis and Peridot are vocally annoyed about having to work with her.
  • There's No Place Like Home: Jasper has a dark form of homesickness for Earth. She was created there for the sake of putting down the Rebellion, and thus viewed war in the name of destructive colonization as Fighting for a Homeland. Then Homeworld abandoned all plans for colonizing Earth, instead intending to destroy it. Now Jasper still considers Earth to be "[her] planet", but despises it because it will never be what she wanted it to be—what she was born to make it.
  • This Cannot Be!: Doesn't take losing to Garnet well at all, trying to rationalize it that she only lost because Garnet was a fusion. This extends to Stevonnie and Smoky Quartz.
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: She thinks Steven is just Rose Quartz shapeshifted into another form, and continues addressing him as Rose despite him repeatedly correcting her.
  • Tomboyish Name: Like every other Gem, she's named for a type of jewel, but Jasper is also a male given name (whose etymology is actually unrelated to the stonenote ).
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: When she fuses with Lapis, she dances in a manner reminiscent of ballroom dancing.
  • Tragic Villain: At the end of "Earthlings", we can see Jasper is essentially another victim of the Diamonds' cruel regime: she is created for one purpose (to fight) and incapable of believing she's anything but a soldier for them. Despite her status as the 'perfect' specimen and mocking of Amethyst, Amethyst is strong because of those she loves standing with her while Jasper is alone and incredibly lonely. And her inability to believe in Steven's kindness and her insane devotion to the Diamonds results in her corruption and bubbling.
  • Tranquil Fury: After Peridot tells her that she's a Crystal Gem, she shows very little expression, but her summoning her weapon makes it clear that she would've attacked her if she hadn't gotten sidetracked by Steven and Amethyst.
  • Tyke Bomb: While Gems are physically Born as an Adult, she was essentially born fighting a war... and her personality reflects this.
  • Ultimate Life Form: When we see the hole she came out of, it's enormous; Peridot inspects it and says that it's the most perfect exit hole she's ever seen, concluding that Jasper's "the ultimate Quartz". Stories about Quartz soldiers during the war and the fact she seems more powerful than a Topaz (which are explicitly higher ranked than she is) imply this comes with being way stronger than a normal Quartz has any right to be.
  • Undying Loyalty: She was originally made for Pink Diamond, and remains devoted to avenging her thousands of years after her death.
  • Use Your Head: Since her weapon is a helmet, she just headbutts everything in her way.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: While in terms of reprehensible behavior, she's about even with Lapis and Peridot, unlike them, Jasper has so far not shown any comedic traits, nor any sympathetic attitudes, making her stand out compared to the other members of the 'Homeworld trio'.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left!:
    • In "Gem Hunt", once Jasper has the two poofed Gems, she exits without fighting Pearl, Steven, and Connie.
    • In "Crack the Whip", she retreats into the ocean when it becomes apparent Stevonnie is a tougher adversary than she thought.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She has an epic one just before she turns into a Gem Monster; she realizes that Steven, whom she thought was Rose in a new form this entire time, has no clue who Pink Diamond is. This revelation was bad enough that it made her completely lose her grasp on sanity and turn into a Gem Monster proper.
  • Villainous Rescue: In "Gem Hunt", she rescues Steven and Connie from a Gem monster, but only did so to claim the gem from the monster for her plan to build her own Gem army.
  • Villainous Virtues: As awful and monstrous a person she is, one thing can't be taken away from her: she's determined. And loyal to the end, as she was for Pink Diamond.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She is apparently seen as a big war hero back on Homeworld.
  • Visual Pun: She's both hard-headed and hard-nosed.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss:
    • She easily lays waste to the Gems the moment she arrives on Earth, even poofing Garnet. She's also the first threat that wakes Steven up to the real dangers of Gem stuff and shows him that he can't expect to redeem opponents so easily.
    • Amethyst learns the hard way that she can't keep relying on being Unskilled, but Strong after being pummeled and nearly shattered by Jasper.
  • Walking Spoiler: In the same vein as Peridot and Lapis.
  • We Can Rule Together: She offers Lapis a chance to get revenge on the Crystal Gems by fusing with her. Lapis accepts and then uses the chance to chain and imprison them both as Malachite beneath the ocean.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Her dismissive comments of Earth become a lot more disturbing with the reveal she was born there.
  • Wild Card: Despite remaining loyal to Homeworld, Jasper's willingness to act on personal impulses and growing instability makes her goals hard to predict.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Although on opposing sides she respects Rose Quartz as a military commander and accompanied Peridot on the off chance they could battle again. In fact she seems to be the only Gem besides the Diamonds she has any respect for. Though she loses some of this respect after Malachite, especially now that Rose has turned into a "dulled down version".
    • She may see Lapis as this too; when Malachite finally breaks her chains, the first thing Jasper says is, "I'm impressed, you really held out." It turns out to go beyond this and then subverted, with Jasper developing Stockholm Syndrome for Lapis and wanting to be together.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She headbutts Steven to knock him out. Although she had assumed he was Rose, it's doubtful she would have hesitated otherwise; despite that, she still displays sufficiently accurate control and restraint to not kill him, dispelling her helmet before she strikes. Later, she loses interest in taking him alive, outright saying she will have him shattered.
  • Yandere: Comes across as this when she tries to rebuild her alliance with Lapis in "Alone At Sea". Granted, once Lapis makes it clear she's not going for it, she drops it completely and goes back to plotting the Crystal Gems' downfall.

    Yellow Pearl 
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

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A Pearl owned by Yellow Diamond who serves as her secretary.
  • All There in the Script: Called "Yellow Pearl" in the credits.
  • Arc Symbol: As with Jasper and Peridot, she has a Diamond on her uniform.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Unlike the Crystal Gem Pearl, her nose is consistently inclined upward, so she's always sticking her nose up at everyone.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: She is yellow, befitting her owner.
  • Foil:
    • To the Crystal Gem's Pearl: A shrill, egotistical, primped up secretary - in contrast to the self-conscious, multi-talented warrior that we're familiar with.
    • To Blue Pearl as well, who appears to have neither the voice nor the autonomy of Yellow Pearl.
  • Girl Friday: Pearls are just meant to stand around, looking pretty, but Yellow Diamond's Pearl also serves her as a secretary, screening Yellow Diamond's calls.
  • Happiness in Slavery: She seems very self-satisfied with being Yellow Diamond's lapdog, and even tries to show up Blue Diamond's Pearl. Her condescending attitude toward Peridot and joy at Yellow Diamond talking her down suggests she takes pride in working closely with her Diamond, even if she's just a glorified secretary.
  • Hidden Depths: Unlike the other characters affected by Blue Diamond's Emotion Bomb during "The Trial", who at most only shed a single tear, Yellow Pearl went full waterworks not unlike how Steven would when he was affected, implying their may be quite a bit of empathy underneath her smug exterior.
  • Jerkass: According to Peridot, a Pearl's job is to simply stand around and serve her owner dutifully. However, this Pearl is obnoxiously arrogant and pompous (in stark contrast to Blue Diamond's Pearl, who is quiet and demure). She even smirks and glares at Peridot while Yellow Diamond is speaking. Working directly under Yellow Diamond, one of Homeworld's rulers, seems to be the cause of this attitude.
  • Light Is Not Good: She is colored bright yellow, and a stuck-up jerk.
  • Morality Pet: She's the only gem other than Blue Diamond that Yellow Diamond is at least "kind" to, in her own way. She was allowed to speak to Yellow Diamond in an annoyed tone when Peridot calls the private line (though her tone wasn't directed at her), and spoken to without any irritability. In "That Will Be All", Yellow Diamond asks her to sing a song for Blue Diamond in a tone that wasn't commanding as expected, but indicated that cheering up Blue was urgent.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her skimpy outfit consists of a leotard, shoulder frills and thigh-high tights. Justified in that Pearls are supposed to stand around looking pretty, and on top of it Yellow Pearl takes calls for Yellow Diamond.
  • Not So Similar: Being the same type of Gem, Yellow Diamond's Pearl and the Crystal Gem Pearl have some obvious similarities, but this one is clearly all snob, no class.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: She refuses to let Peridot speak with Yellow Diamond (due to her not having clearance to use the communication beacon), and nearly cuts her off before Yellow Diamond steps in.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her outfit is fairly fancy, even having some fringe.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Blue Pearl's... Blue. She's loud, sassy, and smug in stark contrast to Blue Pearl's quiet, composed passiveness.
  • Sadist: It soon becomes clear that she enjoys watching other Gems squirm.
  • Sassy Secretary: Her voice (differentiated from that of the Pearl we know by being much more nasal) and attitude, combined with the fact that she answers the communicator for Yellow Diamond, brings this image to mind.
  • Smug Smiler: Her first appearance in "Message Received" included her looking down on Peridot during the latter's chat with Yellow Diamond, with a very condescending grin on her face.
  • Smug Snake: She's extremely smug and self-important, somehow making Peridot look humble by comparison.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Like Yellow Diamond, she has a yellow coloration, pointy hair, and prominent shoulderpads (although hers are ruffles).
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Yellow Diamond has a stern gravity about her (most of the time). Yellow Pearl is just comically smug by comparison.

    Yellow Diamond's Ruby Squad 
Voiced by: Charlyne Yi
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Doc
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Eyeball
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Army
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Navy
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Leggy

Amethyst: Man. Rubies are dumb.

A squad of five Rubies who come to Earth pursuing the leader of the failed Earth mission. Unlike the last group of Rubies, they have a variety of appearances and personalities. Their Gems are, respectively, on the chest (Doc), stomach (Navy), left shoulder (Army), left knee (Leggy), and in place of the left eye (Eyeball).
Tropes applying to all
  • Adorable Evil Minions: All of them fit this trope to a T, even though it's really a bit of a stretch to actually call any of them 'evil' except for Eyeball and possibly Navy.
  • Affably Evil:
    • Evilness being a stretch aside, they're still invading aliens from Homeworld. That said, they willingly go with the Baseball challenge, might've just left if Ruby and Sapphire didn't fuse into Garnet, and are rather cordial when the Crystal Gems lie to them about Jasper being on Neptune (with Eyeball even thanking Steven for the tip).
    • Sadly Eyeball at least proves that it's unwise to push them, Steven's attempts to befriend her in "Bubbled" resulting in her pulling a knife on him and forcing Steven to eject her into space.
    • Navy keeps a friendly smile while trying to throw Steven, Lapis and Peridot out of the Roaming Eye.
  • All There in the Script: The crew gave them all nicknames, which can only be seen in the credits. In a concept drawing that didn't make the episode, Steven would've given the group their nicknames. They do end up being given these nicknames when they return in "Back To The Moon".
  • Anime Hair: They all have square afros, which seems to be a trait of Rubies in general.
  • Arc Symbol: Unlike the Ruby Guards, they wear yellow diamonds (or yellow triangles in the cases of Doc and Navy). However, they don't notice that Crystal Gem Ruby doesn't have one.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Like everyone else, the placement of their gems reflects their personality.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Incompetent they may be, but when angered they are a force to be reckoned with. This is especially true of Eyeball, who turns out to be completely unhinged.
    • Navy is also a nasty piece of work, she tricked Steven into thinking she wanted to defect but she only wanted to get her old spaceship back - and see the look on Steven's face when he realizes he's been tricked. Disturbingly she maintains her sweet personality even after The Reveal.
  • Body Motifs: All of them have gem locations related to personality.
    • Doc's gem is on her chest. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to her job as leader.
    • Eyeball, who has her gem in place of an eye, is the Ruby most focused on the mission. She keeps her eyes on the prize and is blind to how those actions might have consequences. She's also a key eyewitness to Rose shattering Pink Diamond.
    • Army has her gem on her arm, and she's very combative. She strong-arms people.
    • Navy has her gem on her navel, and she has a similar calm and friendly personality as Steven and Rose, whose gems are in the same location. Except for her Soft-Spoken Sadist tendencies.
    • Leggy has her gem on her knee, and is quite unsure. Having wobbly knees is often a metaphor for being unsure or scared.
  • The Bus Came Back: They reappear in "Adventures in Light Distortion", alive and still floating in space. The Crystal Gems say they'll come back for them as soon as they're done saving Greg. They don't.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: For all their flaws, they are incredibly powerful for such little gems, and both episodes we've seen featuring one of the squad on their own have had them display a much greater level of competence than they have with the rest of the group.
  • The Ditz: All of them. Our Ruby infiltrates the squad, and they don't notice a sixth member because Doc forgets to count herself. And when they leave, they seem to forget that what they believed to be one of their own had just fused with another Gem because this time when Doc does a headcount, she remembers to count herself. Then, in "Back to the Moon", they readily believe that Earth's sun is capable of "tanning" a Jasper until she appears curiously similar to an Amethyst.
    • Averted for Navy, who turns to be clever enough to trick Steven and recover the Roaming Eye.
  • Dumb Muscle: For all their incompetence, they're still very strong. During the baseball game, they hit the ball so hard as to send it miles away or break the bat.
  • Easily Forgiven: Given the Diamonds' Bad Boss tendencies, the fact that the Rubies were allowed to return to Homeworld without having completed their mission of retrieving Jasper stands out as unusual.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: While every other Homeworld Gem has shown contempt and disgust toward other forms of life, the Ruby Squad are perfectly amiable to (what they think are) humans and culturally sensitive to the point of absurdity. They were told to check a barn only after beating its residents at a game of baseball, and leave the planet forever if they lose. This supposedly being a "human thing" is sufficient reason for them to agree to such terms.
  • Failed a Spot Check: They managed to miss the barn and Crystal Gem Ruby sneaking up across an open space. They also don't notice that Crystal Gem Ruby is not wearing a Homeworld uniform as well as how incredibly nervous she looks, or that there is an extra Ruby in their midst. Later, they don't notice Ruby and Sapphire flirting shamelessly with each other during the entirety of the baseball game. In "Back to the Moon", they also fail to notice Amethyst's very obvious gem poking out of her chest.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Being thrown into the empty void of space as an immortal being who doesn't need oxygen with no hope of rescue is anything but pleasant. The Crystal Gems eventually decide just leaving them floating in space would be too cruel, and so decide to eventually do something about it, but as of "Room for Ruby", it looks like Navy's likely to retrieve them.
  • Fish out of Water: Their understanding of humans is more or less limited to "they exist".
  • Five-Bad Band: An interesting example as they didn't fit this format from what we see of them initially.
    • The Leader: Doc, the one who gives out orders.
    • The Dragon: Eyeball, who's possibly the smartest and most dangerous of the Rubies.
    • The Evil Genius: Navy, who proves to be an excellent manipulator.
    • The Brute: Army, the most agressive Ruby.
    • The Dark Chick: Leggy, the youngest member and the least malicious.
  • Harmless Villain: In a stark contrast to the rest of the Homeworld Gems, none of the Rubies are particularly effective in their job. They don't have a malicious bone in their body, they act markedly stupider (and a good bit more gullible) than other Gems, and seem to be absolutely clueless about Earth and humans themselves. Even after realizing they've been tricked, they still end up defeated not through physical force, but instead a very obvious lie. This eventually ends up subverted with Eyeball, who's perfectly willing to murder Steven with a knife if it means taking back Rose Quartz's gem. It later ends up subverted again with Navy, who successfully tricks Steven into thinking she wants to join the Crystal Gems only to gleefully stab him in the back, steal back the Roaming Eye and throw him in the sea.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: They have different costumes, slightly different shades of red skin, and different Gem placements. Eyeball, Leggy and Army are wearing the Yellow Diamond uniform, Doc is wearing what are basically suspenders and a visor, and Navy's outfit carefully bares her gem.
  • Ironic Name: Rubies (the real-life gemstone) are said to sharpen the mind and aid in concentration. These Rubies' minds... are not very sharp at all, and several of them have trouble concentrating.
  • Man Child: They act more like a bunch of overexcited preschoolers than soldiers, and the Crystal Gems treat them as such.
  • Meaningful Name: Except for Doc, all their nicknames are based on where their gems are located. On top of that, Navy and Army are also names for military branches (appropriate for members of a warrior caste). Doc is most likely a nod to the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs character, a.k.a. the de facto but idiotic leader to a group of diminutive people. It's also an unintentional pun: when the squad fuses, Doc is the middle gem - all the other Rubies 'dock' with her as the arms, legs and head.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The Ruby Squad are really, really not suited to "fascist thug" duties. They not only accept a baseball game with stakes incredibly lopsided against them, most of them (with the obvious exception of Eyeball) come across as relatively friendly dorks, as opposed to brutish stormtroopers - especially Navy, who's constantly serene and giddy, and Leggy, who's awkward, cowardly and forgetful.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: Doc and Navy's uniforms would be quite risque if their chests weren't flat and featureless.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When properly angered, they fuse into a giant intimidating Ruby, though they're not any smarter.
    • Eyeball and Navy are also proof that they can be dangerous individually when put in the right circumstances.
  • Not So Similar: While they're nearly identical looks-wise, they, unlike the Ruby Guards, have distinct personalities and uniforms.
  • Planet of Steves: Again, each one of them is named Ruby, made even more apparent during their roll call. They have no problems referring to each other as "Ruby", even if this is more confusing to them than they realize. For convenience, the staff came up with the names that are used in the credits, but were cut from the episode and therefore didn't exist in-universe until "Back to the Moon", when Steven gives them their nicknames.
  • Punny Name: Army and Navy's names are both military units and referring to their gem locations (Arm and Navel)
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: And they barely even qualify as minibosses. Interestingly, if "Bubbled" and "Room for Ruby" have shown anything, at least two of them display a far higher and extremely unexpected level of competence on their lonesome than they had with the others, possibly meaning the quirkiness isn't so prevalent once they're separated from the rest of the squad.
  • Super Gullible: Oh, you have no idea how they are:
    • "Hit the Diamond" is driven by their willingness to accept any statement at face value, even statements made by someone who couldn't have been acting more unnatural about it if she tried. The event was eventually solved by telling them that Jasper is on Neptune (an icy gas giant and somewhere she could not possibly get to, given that she lacked a ship).
    • This continues in "Back to the Moon": Amethyst is almost entirely unconvincing as Jasper, right down to having an exposed gem on her chest and claiming that she's purple rather than orange because of a tan, and yet somehow they buy it right up until they actually see that it's Amethyst.
    • Ironically, in "Bubbled", Eyeball is so determined not to be fooled again that she doesn't believe Steven when he's telling her the truth.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: All of them ultimately end up flushed out into deep space when they're sucked out of the Moon Base's airlock.
    • Eyeball gets thrown out a second airlock when Steven jetisons her from his air bubble.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Navy and Leggy are girly girls to the tomboys that make up the rest of the squad. They even have slightly pinker color schemes.
  • Verbal Tic: Tend to go "hup hup hup".

Tropes applying to Doc

Tropes applying to Eyeball
  • And Then What?: Steven points out that even if she did manage to take his gem, she would still be stranded in space with no way back to Homeworld so she could gain the fame she desired. Unfortunately, she's too Ax-Crazy to care.
  • Avenging the Villain: Tries to kill Steven for his mother killing Pink Diamond. However, unlike Jasper, she has another, more selfish motive as well.
  • Ax-Crazy: Eyeball is revealed to be completely off her rocker in "Bubbled", attempting to essentaily disembowel Steven by removing his gem and fantasizing about being a legend and being awarded her own Pearl. Steven even tells her how insane her plan is, stating that even if she kills him, she has no way to get to Earth or Homeworld. Eyeball doesn't care.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Eyeball cries when she see Amethyst-as-Jasper getting too close to Doc.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns in "The Trial" as an eyewitness to confirm that Steven is indeed Rose Quartz.
  • Covert Pervert: Eyeball gets creepily gleeful at the idea of getting her own Pearl.
  • Cry Cute: Eyeball in "Back To The Moon" when she sees Jasper (who's really Amethyst in disguise).
  • Depraved Dwarf: Tiny, easily-angered, violent, and at least a little perverse.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Eyeball's gem is in her left eye in a manner resembling this trope.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Her testimony and eyewitness (no pun intended) to Rose Quartz supposedly shattering Pink Diamond, is way way off, after Zircon pokes holes in the prosecution's account of events. This means Eyeball either wasn't present at the assassination and wants to blame Rose Quartz out of personal bias, or completely misinterpreted what she saw altogether. Given her hatred and incompetence, its probably a little bit of both.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Steven helps heal her cracked Gem and tries reaching out to her. She pays him back by trying to kill him.
  • Final Boss: In a sense, she's the final antagonist in Season 3.
  • Glory Seeker: Delights at the prospect of killing Rose's reincarnation as Steven, since the Diamonds would handsomely reward her. She could only giggle madly at the notion of having her own Pearl.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Eyeball has a deep admiration for Jasper, another Rebellion veteran, despite apparently never personally meeting her.
  • Hidden Depths: It's heavily implied that Eyeball is the smart girl among them. She's aware of Ruby and Sapphire's continuous displays of flirting. "Back to the Moon" reveals that, while still somewhat ditzy, Eyeball is a veteran of the Gem War, hero worships Jasper, and was present when Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond, so she's been alive longer than the rest of her squad, at least.
  • Knife Nut: Eyeball's gem weapon is a chisel-like dagger.
  • The Lancer: She is much more gruff and serious than the lead Ruby.
  • Laughing Mad: Eyeball giggles insanely when fantasizing about being awarded her own Pearl.
  • Mask of Sanity: She seems stable when around her fellow Rubies at first, but when alone with Steven, she reveals that she's been wearing this since her introduction.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When not under Doc's command, Eyeball is very violent and too brash to be reasoned with. Steven nearly learns this the hard way.
  • Only Sane Man: Eyeball is a lot smarter and more focused than her teammates. She turns out to be anything but sane, though.
  • Psycho Lesbian: The idea of getting her own Pearl leaves her a little...excited.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: All the Rubies act childish, but Eyeball does so in a very negative way. She's impulsive, violent, stubborn, and gets so overcome with glee over the idea of getting famous for killing Rose/Steven that she immediately tries to do it even if that would cause her to lose her one chance of survival.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Eyeball fought in the original war for Earth, and is the quietest and angriest of the group.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: It becomes apparent that Eyeball is not sane in "Bubbled", to the point of fully intending to stab Steven to death, even if it would leave her alone in the void of space for eternity with no way to actually benefit from it.
  • Sore Loser: After losing the baseball game, Eyeball lets her growl and death glare do the talking.
  • Taking You with Me: Eyeball successfully pulls this on Steven in "Back to the Moon" after he throws them out of the airlock.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Eyeball is bug-eyed with a bag and diluted pupil, an early indicator that she has been through more than any of her fellow Rubies.
  • Too Dumb to Live: As Steven points out, even if Eyeball does take his Gem, what then? She'd still be stuck in space. She doesn't care.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: What does Eyeball do to repay Steven for fixing her gem? She tries to murder him because he's his mom's Reincarnation. Even when she returns in "The Trial", she has nothing but contempt for him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She actually attempts to disembowel Steven in order to rip his Gem out.
  • You Are Number 6: In "Back to the Moon", Eyeball introduces herself as Ruby Facet 1F4 Cut 4ND.

Tropes applying to Army
  • The Big Guy: Hot-Blooded and aggressive, constantly trying to pick a fight.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Army is the only one with a single, thick eyebrow.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Garnet isn't even fazed by Army's attempt to attack her, and in fact coos at the little Ruby before she just stuffs the small Gem under her arm.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tries to charge Garnet (who's over twice her size and surrounded by allies) alone in Back to the Moon. It doesn't work out well.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Army hardly smiles.
  • Sore Loser: Army is the most vocal about losing games.

Tropes applying to Navy
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Says that the other Rubies are mean to her, though this may have been a lie.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Navy's gem is on her navel, and her uniform is designed to show it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is the nicest of the Ruby Squad, but is not above emotionally manipulating Steven and the others, and brings him along for the betrayal just to see the look on his face for doing the same thing he did to her and her squad.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: "Room for Ruby" has her pretending to love Earth and everything on it so she could convince Steven, Peridot, and Lapis to let her drive the Roaming Eye so she could throw them out and take it. She even admits that she could have just stolen it as soon as she saw it, but she wanted to see the look on Steven's face when he was betrayed by his "favorite Ruby".
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Navy is usually serenely happy, and she's just as much The Ditz as all the other Rubies.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's happy and upbeat, even when shoving people out of a ship and describing her delight at them feeling betrayed.
  • The Cutie: Navy is serene and friendly. When she wants to take advantage of (and get back at) the Crystal Gems, she insincerely dials up the cuteness just for the sake of stabbing them in the back.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Subverted. She actually takes advantage of Steven's belief that she'd become his ally after being defeated to backstab him.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Claims that getting mad is the only thing she can't do, and even when stealing the Roaming Eye back and mocking Steven, she maintains her normal tone and demeanor. She did very briefly look angry after crashing to Earth, so this might have just been a lie.
  • The Dog Bites Back: From her perspective, not only have Steven and the Crystal Gems lied to her and her crew twice over, but also left them stranded in space for who knows how long after shoving them out an airlock, stealing their ship, and never doing anything to rescue them, with the only reason for her meeting them again is because she literally crash-landed back to Earth. With that in mind, it's not hard to see that yes, she wouldn't have a problem with betraying them and taking her ship back.
  • The Evil Genius: She's revealed to be a great manipulator and is possibly the smartest Ruby aside from Eyeball.
  • The Fake Cutie: Navy intentionally puts on a sweet facade and acts like a Love Freak in order to manipulate Steven and get others like Lapis and Peridot to underestimate her.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: In "Room for Ruby", Steven spends the entire episode helping Navy get used to life on Earth and welcomes her with open arms, with Peridot and eventually Lapis joining in... at which point Navy stabs them in the back.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She keeps up her affable attitude even when she's saying that the only reason she didn't steal back their spaceship immediately was because she wanted to see the looks on their faces when they got betrayed.
  • Foil: To Peridot. When Peridot first came to Earth she was afraid of it and distrustful of the Crystal Gems, but she eventually warms up to both over time. In contrast, Navy embraces the Earth and her new "friends" immediately, but reveals that this was just an act to get back at the Crystal Gems for tricking her team. Also, in "Message Received", Peridot appears to betray the Crystal Gems before it's revealed that she was trying to get Yellow Diamond to spare the Earth because of its resources. Navy instead pretends to defect from Homeworld to steal back Roaming Eye, at which point she happily betrays Steven and escapes.
  • Graceful Loser: Navy finds joy in everything, so the outcome of the baseball game was irrelevant to her.
  • The Heart: The most serene, peaceful and polite Ruby in the squad. "Room for Ruby" shows that she definitely has a clever and cunning side to her.
  • Heel–Face Mole: Pretended to forsake Homeworld in order to steal the Roaming Eye back.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Navy appears to adapt to Earth far more quickly than Lapis did, leading the latter to resent her. Lapis is happy to find out that Navy adapting to Earth so quickly was a ruse so she could get the Roaming Eye back.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Lets out one at the end of "Room For Ruby."
  • Performance Anxiety: Navy gets stage fright if forced to talk to an audience.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She's always happy and smiling.
  • Smarter Than You Look: After all her previous appearances as a ditzy Minion with an F in Evil, Navy reveals she can be quite clever, playing on Steven's good nature to get her ship back.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Even after revealing her true intentions, Navy speaks in the same airy half-whisper.
  • Stripperiffic: Navy has a backless uniform that opens up at the collar. It's more silly than sexy-looking, as there's nothing on her chest for this to expose.
  • Sugary Malice: In "Room for Ruby", she still maintains her sweet personality, even after it's revealed that she's still on Homeworld's side.

Tropes applying to Leggy
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Concept art indicates Leggy was created the day before the mission. Given her personality, this shows.
  • The Cutie: With Navy. Leggy is naive and timid.
  • Forgetful Jones: Poor Leggy always manages to forget what their mission is.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Awkward, oblivious, and is referred to as a newbie by their leader.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Concept art states that Leggy is performing her first mission, and, if Rebecca wasn't just using the phrase "made yesterday" to highlight her being a newbie, she really was made the day before and put on a mission a day later.
  • Security Cling: Does this twice on Eyeball in "Hit the Diamond".

    The Topazes 
Voiced by: Martha Higareda
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A silent pair of huge, imposing Homeworld gems, usually fused together into an even larger Topaz, that came with Aquamarine to Earth to kidnap humans for the Zoo.
  • '50s Hair: Sport a forward facing flat top.
  • Anti-Villain: They outright say they find their missions "horrible" and sincerely want to help Steven and Lars escape, but the thought of being separated and shattered makes them turn back.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Their gemstones are in the place of their ears and their club weapons resemble halves of a cotton swab.
  • Being Evil Sucks: They outright hate the missions they're forced to do and are clearly upset about it, but have to pretend everything is fine out of fear of punishment.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: They were ready to fight Aquamarine so that Steven and Lars could go home.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Huge Gems (especially when fused) that follow the child-sized Aquamarine.
  • Brawn Hilda: They look incredibly masculine but are referred to with feminine pronouns and have a woman voice actor, although Gems are technically genderless.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Turns out under the stoic facade, their fused form is an emotional, helpful Gem.
  • The Brute: Like Jasper, only there's two of them.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Both of them have a huge club as their Gem Weapon, which when fused combines into a double-ended one. This makes them somewhat unique as they're the first Gems in the show to have the exact same weapon.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Decided the best course of action when the Crystal Gems began to attack was to try and block them with the humans they've kidnapped stuck in their body and was about to crush Jamie's skull in if they didn't comply otherwise.
  • Cool Helmet: Both of them sport translucent visors similar to Peridot's, only amber-colored. When fused, their gems on either side of their heads just happen to complete the look.
  • The Dividual: They're physically identical save gems placed on opposite sides, spend most of their time fused together, and act in complete unison even when they're not fused.
  • The Dreaded: Pearl and Garnet are both shocked when they hear that an Aquamarine and Topaz have arrived on Earth.
  • Dumb Muscle: They're very strong, especially when fused, and Aquamarine sees them as unintelligent, insulting them to their fused form's face, saying that the mission was so simple that even she could do it. Their silence makes it hard to gauge if she's right, but they at least seem unwilling to try much besides what they're directly ordered to do. Ultimately subverted, as they're no less intelligent than a normal Gem when their fusion actually talks.
  • Elite Mook: According to Rebecca on CN Side, Topazes are very high ranking Yellow Gems.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's unclear to what degree, but the two of them decidedly care about one another a great deal, to the point their fusion outright says she doesn't think either could handle their situation without the support of the other.
  • Final Boss: Of Season 4 alongside Aquamarine.
  • Foil: They're physically similar to Jasper, but act the complete opposite, as fitting their apparent places on the chain of command. Jasper is a boisterous Blood Knight who readily strayed from her mission, while the Topazes are silent Combat Pragmatists who follow orders immediately and without hesitation, but don't enjoy their jobs in the least. Also, while Jasper completely shot down Steven's attempt to redeem her, Topaz decides to help him without even being asked out of genuine empathy.
  • Fusion Dance: They spend most of their appearance fused into a single huge Topaz. They even weaponize the fusion dance to trap people inside their torso. Similar to Garnet, they genuinely care about each other and fear being separated.
  • Giant Mook: Individually the two Topazes, while stronger than the Rubies, don't seem nearly as strong as Jasper (though she's not a normal Quartz), as Steven and Connie are able to hold their own with them individually while Jasper took one of Steven's fusions to fight effectively. Their fusion form, however, is both huge and powerful enough to overwhelm them.
  • In a Single Bound: Able to jump up high enough to reach the ship that they and Aquamarine used to get to Earth while it was in the air, which is surprising given her Mighty Glacier battle style and likely how large their fusion is in terms of mass.
  • The Juggernaut: Not even the Crystal Gems could lay a finger on them, and Steven and Connie could barely fend them off while unfused. Aquamarine on their side only made them more of a brutal combination.
  • Leitmotif: One more disturbing and harsh than Jasper's, as it's nothing but noise.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Comments by their fusion imply that they could not handle the stress of their job if they did not have each other for support.
  • Meaningful Name: Topazes are associated with emotional strength and stability in relationships. The two Topazes are happiest and strongest when they're together.
  • Mighty Glacier: Clearly not as fast as Jasper but they make up for that in their steadfast offense.
  • No Name Given: Their individual designation names are unknown.
  • Not So Different: Topaz and Topaz initially seem to just be a living weapon, exactly what Peridot accused Garnet of being. Turns out that, also like Garnet, being fused together constantly gave them a strong emotional bond which led to them having sympathy for others. And like Ruby and Sapphire, they find the idea of being forcibly separated terrifying.
  • Not So Stoic: They are moved to tears by Steven and Lars being happy they have each other's company even in such a perilous situation.
  • Person of Holding: Seems to be their purpose in the Homeworld hierarchy besides being mere brutes. They exploit this ability by unfusing and refusing to capture whatever is in between them - in their introduction, the humans that were made priority by Peridot's earlier report.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Played with. They don't bear any actual ill-will towards the Crystal Gems or the Earth, and their fusion is so moved by Lars and Steven's bonding moment that she tries to help them escape, but they still ruthlessly follow Aquamarine's orders because they know what could happen to them if they fail.
  • Put on a Bus: After "Stuck Together", they're not seen again after both of them put Steven and Lars in their cells.
  • The Quiet One: They remain quiet during mission. This is apparently a coping mechanism.
  • Silent Antagonist: When acting as an antagonist, they remain entirely silent.
  • Silent Partner: To Aquamarine, who does all the talking when they're on missions. Aquamarine likes to ask the Topazes rhetorical questions, not expecting a response in return.
  • The Stoic: During missions, they are unfailingly stonefaced, be they fighting the Crystal Gems, getting ready to start executing their captive humans, or listening to Aquamarine's condescension to others or themselves. However, they are moved to tears when they overhear Steven and Lars' conversation.
  • Suddenly Voiced: To highlight her reveal as Not So Stoic; the first time they speak is when breaking down in tears upon witnessing Steven and Lars' Friendship Moment.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: They have very tiny legs compared to their heavy built.
  • Trapped in Villainy: They consider the missions they've been part of to be "horrible", but keep doing them because they don't see any way out.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Giant, imposing gems with a sweet, gentle voice.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Dual Boss version with Aquamarine. They mark the first time the Gems have gone up against an Elite Mook and almost effortlessly beats ALL of them, including Alexandrite.

    Prosecuting Zircon 
Voiced by: Amy Sedaris
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A yellownote  Homeworld Gem assigned to prosecute Steven in the case of Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond.
  • All There in the Script: "Prosecuting Zircon" is the name the credits use to distinguish her from the other Zircon.
  • Classy Cravat: As befitting a lawyer, the Zircon's design includes a cravat pinned in place with their gems. Hers in particular is styled like the diamond insignia.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She genuinely seems completely lost when trying to explain Rose's motive for defending humans, only able to see them as weird looking, loud, and without purpose. To the point of seeing the mere fact she would defend such things as a crime in and of itself.
  • Fantastic Racism: Display a large amount of it towards humans, calling them weird looking, loud and without purpose.
  • Foil: Whereas Defense Zircon is nervous, hard at work, and ultimately willing to realize that one of her leaders have likely used Rose as a scapegoat, Prosecuting Zircon is smug, doesn't even bother to put any real work into condemning "Rose", and attempts to flatter the Diamonds to make her case.
  • Hate Sink: Like Holly Blue Agate, Prosecuting Zircon is made extra hateable to make the Diamonds look a smidge better by comparison. In her case, she's haughty, arrogant and apathetic to the suffering of others—made especially evident by the fact that she doesn't care at all about the fact that her opponent will be executed if she loses the case.
  • High-Class Glass: Like her blue counterpart, she wears a monocle. She demonstrates however that the monocles can produce holographic screens.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Despite the Diamonds clearly being distressed and arguing with each other after Blue Zircon makes a treasonous statement about how a Diamond must've been behind Pink Diamond's death, then seeing Blue Zircon get poofed during the quarrel, Yellow Zircon thinks it's perfectly fine to ask if she won the case by default. Of course, Yellow Diamond poofs her too.
  • Lack of Empathy: She barely sheds any tears at all when Blue Diamond releases her sadness wave and her response to Blue Zircon getting poofed not even two seconds ago is to ask if she won the trial without showing any concern for her opponent.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Is even more obnoxious than Holly Blue Agate when it comes to sucking up to the Diamonds. Yellow Diamond tells her to get on with it.
    Prosecuting Zircon: My Diamond. My brilliant, opulent, radiant, glimmering
    Yellow Diamond: "My Diamond" will suffice or we'll never get through this.
    Prosecuting Zircon: Of course, my Diamond.
  • Smug Snake: Rubs it in Blue Zircon's case about how hopeless it is to defend "Rose Quartz" and rests her case after simply stating the known facts, spending the rest of the trial standing with an apathetic Reverse Armfold or giggling at her opponent's failures. Yellow Diamond eventually gives her a metaphorical "Shut Up!" when she poofs her after basically saying "So I won, right?" after Blue Zircon drops a Drama Bomb on their Berserk Button.
  • Too Dumb to Live: So the Diamonds are having a private argument and Blue Zircon was just poofed moments ago for starting it, what does Yellow Zircon do? Interrupt and ask if she won. It earns her a poofing as well by Yellow Diamond.

     Squaridot 
Voiced by: Shelby Rabara

A Peridot that appears in Save The Light as an antagonist.
  • Artificial Limbs: Like our Peridot, Squaridot has limb enhancers. Unlike our Peridot, the arm portion of Squaridot's limb enhancers look more like a bullet, and have a hole in the center.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Like Eyeball, Squaridot's gem is located in her left eye, seemingly invoking this trope.

Blue Court

    Blue Pearl 
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

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A Pearl owned by Blue Diamond.
  • Adorkable: She thought being a courtroom artist required illustrating Steven's vague explanation with a blocky sketch of him doing a jump kick. With speed lines.
  • Blinding Bangs: Much like Sapphire, her hair covers her eyes; entirely fitting with the Hidden Eyes motif that Blue Diamond seems to have.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She's barefoot when she first appears in "The Answer", although all subsequent appearances have her wearing ballet slippers.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: When announcing the appearance of Blue Diamond in "The Trial".
  • Expressive Hair: Very subtle, but her hair moves a whole lot more than from any breeze Greg might have created, when he startles her in "Steven's Dream".
  • Foil: To both the Crystal Gems' Pearl and Yellow Diamond's Pearl. Unlike her two cousins who seem, despite their position in Gem hierarchy, to have gained skills in areas outside their station (Crystal Gem Pearl being a warrior vs Yellow Diamond Pearl being a secretary) - Blue Diamond Pearl seems to be doing what a Pearl was made to do by simply standing around and looking pretty.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears nothing but a low-cut leotard and sheer tutu. Justified in that Pearls are just made to hold your things and "look pretty".
  • Not So Similar: Compared to Crystal Gem Pearl's autonomous emotion and Yellow Pearl's disdainful rudeness, Blue Pearl's deferential compliance is really strange.
  • The Quiet One: Unlike the Crystal Gems' Pearl or Yellow Diamond's Pearl, Blue Pearl doesn't speak at all during her debut. When she does finally speak in "Steven's Dream", it's only in response to Blue Diamond. She also provides the backup vocals alongside Yellow Pearl during Yellow Diamond's Villain Song in "That Will Be All".
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was alive during the Crystal Gem rebellion, making her at least 5,750 years old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The... Blue Oni to Yellow Pearl's Red Oni. She's quiet, composed, and passive in stark contrast to Yellow Pearl's loud, sassy smugness.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Pearls are designed for their owner's preference, exist only to be passive servants to high-ranking Gems, and seem to be universally pale with waifish figures. This Pearl also happens to be stoic, mysterious, quiet bordering on silent, and has a short blue bob, so she fits this like a glove so far.
  • Shrinking Violet: Shy, performs her duties without a word, and easily frightened.
  • The Stoic: She barely even changes her expression during the entire time we see her in "The Answer". The only time she reacts to something is when Sapphire says that the Rebellion will be defeated (by looking up). Otherwise, she keeps her head bowed down at all times. When she reappears in "Steven's Dream", she is visibly startled when Greg pops up from behind a bush, but then returns to her stoicism and speaks without affect to her Diamond.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Like her owner, Blue Pearl has blue colouring and Hidden Eyes.

    Blue Diamond's Ruby Guards 
Voiced by: Charlyne Yi

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Two of the three Rubies (along with Crystal Gem Ruby) assigned to protect Sapphire 5,750 years ago. One's gem is on her right forearm, and the other's is on the back of her right hand. Aside from gem placement, they're entirely identical, in both looks and personality.
  • Arc Symbol: A notable aversion. Unlike every other Homeworld gem, they do not have a diamond on their uniform.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: They're red, Hot-Blooded, and Red Shirts.
  • Birds of a Feather: Played with. On an individual level they don't exactly get along, but being so alike makes it easy for them to fuse and their resulting fusion has no notable differences to a regular Ruby besides its size and possession of three gems, indicating that it's very stable.
  • Blood Knight: Both very eager to fight the rebels.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: The giant Ruby they fuse into is intimidating, but no match for Rose Quartz.
  • The Dividual: They're Twindividuals, as they're identical, very similar in personality, and only seen with one another.
  • Expendable Clone: They're so easily replaced that, at least by Blue Diamond's standards, it's acceptable to break their gems as well as their bodies for offenses rarer gems would face no such punishment for. If "our" Ruby is any indication, they consider themselves expendable because they're essentially clones, lacking significant differences from each other.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even more than the Ruby we know and lovenote .
  • Leeroy Jenkins: They have several shades of this.
  • Not So Similar: Despite being physically near-identical, they managed to show a clear difference in personality from the future Crystal Gem Ruby in a short amount of time: they're mostly interested in fighting while she was more interested in Sapphire.
  • One-Winged Angel: Their fusion. It's basically just a bigger Ruby.
  • Planet of Steves: They're Rubies, hence they're both named Ruby.
  • Red Shirt: Their placement in the Gem caste system is as common soldiers and the two of them are poofed shortly after their debut.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What became of them after they retreated to their gems is unknown.
  • The Worf Effect: Their fused form is quickly broken by Rose Quartz and the two of them are thereafter reduced to gems by Pearl.

    Holly Blue Agate 
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Voiced by: Christine Pedi

A quartz Gem in charge of operations at the Zoo. She's very beholden to Homeworld values, sucking up to her superiors while denigrating her subordinates for any assumed flaws.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The ring-like patterns in her hair resemble the cross-section of a cut agate geode.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted very hard when she tries to apprehend Steven and Greg. While her electrified whip probably would have hurt them, she's no match for Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl triple-teaming her at once.
  • Bad Boss: Most of her screen-time is her being verbally and physically abusive to her subordinates, Ruby, and Pearl. If the "an Agate terrifies" line in Yellow Diamond's Villain Song is anything to go by, her entire caste are meant to be oppressive overseers. It comes back to bite her on the gem when the Crystal Gems escape the zoo with Greg and Steven, the Amethysts merely laugh at her humiliating defeat and wave them off.
  • Boots of Toughness: She's the authoritarian supervisor of Pink Diamond's Quartz soldiers and zoo, and wears white thigh-high boots.
  • Boyish Short Hair: It serves to make her appear more professional.
  • Control Freak: Especially to her own squad.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The Crystal Gems wasted absolutely no time stomping on her.
  • Dean Bitterman: She orders two of her subordinates to not run in the hallways, and is livid when she thinks they vandalized the door to the Zoo. The official Tumblr blog even notes that she runs the Zoo like a boarding school for miscreant Amethysts.
  • The Dreaded: She's essentially made her subordinates, and until her Curb-Stomp Battle at the hands of the Crystal Gems, she is. As in Bad Boss, she was apparently made to be one.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Also comes off as this as she's constantly berating her subordinates for fooling around and not behaving like proper soldiers.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She hopes the Diamonds appreciate the hard work she's put in towards preserving Pink Diamond's legacy. Said Diamonds don't think much of her for being too much of an ass-kisser.
  • Fantastic Racist: Times four! She's rude and dismissive of Pearl, is disdainful toward Ruby, treats her Earth-born Quartz soldiers badly, and pretends not to understand the human Steven, which he readily uses to his advantage by communicating plans to the Crystal Gems right under her nose. The only Gems she treats with respect are Sapphire and the Diamonds, who both rank higher than her.
  • Feet-First Introduction: And the way she keeps her feet together shows her uptight attitude.
  • Hate Sink: She premieres just as the Diamonds' sympathetic side is shown, and between her prejudices, bossiness, and suck-up behavior, Holly Blue does a great job directing both the audience's and the cast's hatred of the Diamonds to herself.
  • Horned Hairdo: Her hair is styled in two cone-like shapes on either side of her head.
  • Hypocrite: She calls her Amethyst guards a "defective lot" and incompetent at their work. This coming from the same gem who not only fails to recognize Pearl is obviously not owned by Sapphire, blames some of her Amethyst guards of causing some damage to a door, oh, and thoroughly failed to notice there were TWO DIAMONDS when she went to check up on Blue Diamond.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tells a pair of Amethysts not to shout in the hallways... by shouting at them.
  • Ironic Name: She seems to be the only Gem in the Zoo not made on Earth and insults her subordinates for their birthplace. She's also named after Holley blue agate, a quartz found only in a very specific location on Earth.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Quartzes she mistreated and belittled just stood by and laughed as she was defeated and humiliated by the Crystal Gems. Pearl, who had to put up with her condescendingly dismissive treatment, gives her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, tells her to be quiet about what she just witnessed, and further rubs it in by saying "That will be all", accompanied by Steven clapping his hands.
  • Meaningful Name: In gemstone mythos, agates are used to strengthen the body and balance the mind to promote productivity. This is somewhat fitting considering her Drill Sergeant Nasty attitude towards the Amethysts she looks over by reprimanding them and telling them how to behave.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Literally AND figuratively! Her obsession with kowtowing to rank drastically compromises her objectivity and competency, to the point where she'll miss flagrant attempts at infiltration and assume them to be her underlings' fault.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: She is always sweet-talking any higher ranking gem in the area, to the point that even Yellow and Blue Diamond are shown to be annoyed by it. She addresses the aristocratic Sapphire as "Your (Grand) Clarity."
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Watches over the remote Human Zoo, visited only by Blue Diamond, while most Gems know little to nothing about Pink Diamond.
  • True Blue Femininity: As with all other Gems serving under Blue Diamond, she wears a blue uniform. Her skin, hair, and weapon are also blue.
  • Whip It Good: Her weapon is an electrified whip, which perfectly fits her status as a disciplinarian and overseer.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Her whip emits blue lightning.

    Holly Blue Agate's Quartz Crew/The Famethyst 
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Voiced by: Michaela Dietz (Amethysts), Kimberly Brooks (Jaspers, Carnelian)

Formerly of Pink Diamond's Court. A group of Amethysts, Jaspers, and a single Carnelian from the Prime and Beta Kindergartens on Earth, commanded by Holly Blue Agate and serving under Blue Diamond.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Most of them are called by their number and the sole Carnelian by her type, but Amethyst refers to the thin Jasper as simply "Skinny". It's clear that Amethyst means it kindly, and Skinny is amused.
  • Amazon Brigade: Albeit with the usual "sexless and referred to with female pronouns space rocks" caveat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Skinny's gem is on her navel, and is exposed by her uniform top.
  • Big Fun: Are full-bodied and muscular like most standard-issue Quartz Gems, but have the same boisterous and playful personality that the Crystal Gem Amethyst has.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Unlike the other Quartzes, Skinny's hair is short, although it's still wild and spiky like her sisters'.
  • Call-Back: In "Beta", Peridot observed that a carnelian came out sideways at the Beta Kindergarten. The Quartz Crew include a single short, goofy-looking Carnelian. Also, Amethyst expresses solidarity with the imperfect Gems that emerged from the Beta Kindergarten, including "this skinny looking one right here". Later, viewers meet a member of the Quartz crew named Skinny.
  • Contralto of Danger: The Amethyst that gets Greg and Steven out of the zoo has a deep, commanding voice that sounds nearly identical to Jasper's. But as it turns out, they're not all that dangerous.
  • Cool Big Sis: All of them are this to our Amethyst. They all came from Earth, just like her, and many of them emerged from the same Kindergarten as she (Crystal Gem Amethyst being the last to emerge, long after the rebellion and evacuation had already happened). And unlike Jasper, they gladly accept her as a sister after meeting her and help her escape.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Skinny is not only a contrast to the Jasper we know, but to the other Amethysts. The rest are laughing, boisterous pranksters, while she's just off to the side, playfully snarking, "You Amethysts are so cliquey."
  • The Dog Bites Back: After enduring Holly Blue's demeaning and abusive treatment of them, they decide to watch and laugh as the Crystal Gems hand their superior's ass back to her. When Holly Blue orders them to take out the Crystal Gems, they just wave goodbye to the departing opposition.
  • Fantastic Racism: Are targets of this by Holly Blue Agate for being born on Earth, including being called Off-Colors. Holly Blue's words also imply that if it weren't for Blue Diamond's desire to keep them as reminders of Pink Diamond, they'd not 'be in service' any more. It's likely that she's not the only Homeworld Gem with this belief.
  • Foil: To the original Jasper, in multiple ways. She's a perfectly formed "ultimate Quartz", while several of them have visible physical flaws including Carnelian's short height and Skinny's ...well, skinniness. She takes her duties as a Homeworld warrior seriously, while they love to play around and have fun. She looks down on "defective" Gems and despises the Crystal Gems, as opposed to these Quartzes who happily embrace Amethyst as family, defect and all, while assisting the Crystal Gems against Holly Blue Agate.
    • The contrast is especially striking between different Jaspers. Whereas "ultimate Quartz" Jasper is hulking, loud and belligerent, Skinny is slim, laid-back and friendly.
  • Friendly Enemy: They may be Homeworld Gems, but they're very friendly with the Crystal Gems, to the point of downright helping them with their rescue mission.
  • Genki Girl: Carnelian, full stop. "I'M NOT THE SHORTEST ANYMORE!"
  • Helpful Mook: An Amethyst helps Steven and Greg escape the human zoo, likely at the request of our Amethyst, her 'little sis'.
  • Heroic Build: They have stocky and muscular builds appropriate for Quartz soldiers, the only exception being Skinny.
  • The Hyena: They're jovial and fun-loving, and they enjoy a good laugh much like our Amethyst, their 'little sis'.
  • Immortal Immaturity: They're all thousands of years old, with the attitude of a bunch of rowdy teenagers.
  • Last of His Kind: Many Amethysts and a few Jaspers are shown, but only one Carnelian is seen. Since this group contains all the remaining uncorrupted Quartz soldiers made on Earth (aside from the main Jasper), it's quite possible that she's the last of the Earth-born Carnelians.
  • Lima Syndrome: They're the guards of a People Zoo, and when a bunch of humans became sad from Greg rejecting them, some of the Quartzes give them very sincere-sounding consolations and ask them to talk about their problems.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Even more so than the Ruby Squad, since they outright refuse to obey Holly Blue's orders to stop the Crystal Gems.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The Crystal Gems (and Greg) would've probably had a harder time escaping the human zoo had Holly Blue not demeaned and abused the Quartzes stationed there. As a result, when they do escape, the Quartzes don't even bother trying to stop them.
  • Nice Girl: They immediately accept Amethyst as one of them, as opposed to the first Jasper we met, who disdained her for being small, with the only Gem mentioning it being the Carnelian cheering about no longer being the shortest amongst them.
  • Oh, Crap!: One of the Amethyst guards has this reaction when Holly Blue Agate catches Greg and Steven outside of the zoo.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: The Jaspers are orange-skinned and wear standard Blue Diamond uniforms.
  • Palette Swap: Most of them resemble a purple version of that Jasper. Fortunately that's where the similarities end.
  • Planet of Steves: All of them are named Amethyst or Jasper, except for the one Carnelian. However, to offset this, they also avert the Race Name Basis that the Crystal Gems follow by being named with facet cuts.
  • The Prankster: Just like the Crystal Gems' Amethyst, it seems. Their first appearance has them making a fool out of Steven and Greg by pretending to be an evil bunch who's holding poor Amethyst hostage, but then they burst into laughter and reveal it was all a joke.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Despite working for Homeworld, they're hardly malicious or even unhelpful to the Crystal Gems. They laugh and joke with Amethyst, and they make no attempt to stop the Crystal Gems from returning to Earth, even giving them a friendly wave goodbye.
  • Race Name Basis: Averted, as they seem to use their Cut numbers (8XL, 8XJ, 8XG, etc.) as their identifying names.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They were formed in the Earth Kindergartens around the time of the war, making them at least 5,000 years old.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Holly Blue's prejudice against them for being made on Earth hints they were all posted at the very remote Zoo to keep them out of sight of the other Homeworld Gems (and possibly to be another reminder of Pink Diamond for Blue Diamond to visit).
  • Regal Ringlets: Amethyst 8XJ has tube-like curls in her hair similar to Rose Quartz's. Not surprisingly, as they were both made by Pink Diamond for her court.
  • The Runt at the End: When our Amethyst shows up, Carnelian is seen running around while carrying Amethyst over her head and joyfully celebrating because "[she's] not the shortest any more!".
  • The Slacker: Skinny seems incredibly laid back, not caring about anything, as she teases the Amethysts for being "cliquey". Quite the opposite of her perfectly-formed sister.
  • Super Soldier: Quartzes are produced by Homeworld to be soldiers, so naturally this is what they are.
  • Technicolor Eyes: The Amethysts have purple eyes, the Jaspers have yellow eyes, and the lone Carnelian has orange eyes.
  • There Is Another: Their appearance confirms the existence of other Kindergarten-born Amethysts and Jaspers.
  • Token Good Teammate: They're some of the nicest Homeworld Gems out there. As Humanity Is Infectious, possibly justified by them taking care of the Zoomans (like how a certain other alien pulls a Heel–Face Turn by taking care of a human-blooded individual).
  • Tragic Keepsake: They are living ones for Blue Diamond, who is keeping them alive in memory of Pink Diamond, since they were born on her planet.
  • True Companions: With each other, all acting like sisters and sticking together. Even Amethyst being a Crystal Gem doesn't sway them from accepting her into their family. Lampshaded by Skinny, who playfully snarks that they're "cliquey".
  • Wild Hair: Like Amethyst, they have long, unkempt manes of Rapunzel Hair (except Skinny, whose hair is short but still wild and unkempt). The Amethysts have white or light purple hair, Skinny's is white, and Carnelian's is ruby-red.
  • You Are Number 6: Individuals are referred to by their cut, as is standard for Homeworld Gems. Three of the Amethysts are identified as Cut 8XL, 8XG, and 8XJ. Notably, they reveal that our Amethyst's designation is Facet 5, Cut 8XM.

    Aquamarine 
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Voiced by: Della Saba

A small Homeworld Gem sent by Blue and Yellow Diamond to retrieve new humans for the zoo.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Her Tractor Beam can freeze anyone in their tracks, up to and including Alexandrite.
  • Arc Villain: For Steven Bomb 6, which revolves around her leading Topaz on their kidnapping mission.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Is about the size of a toddler and looks like a silly little fairy, yet is capable of freezing Alexandrite with little effort using her wand, and before that manages to knock Steven out by flinging him into a tree and launch Pearl skyward by utilizing it.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The size of a small child and in charge of a Gem fusion over ten feet tall.
  • Bigger Stick: Her wand alone (which does not seem to be her gem weapon, as she stores it on her head rather than her gemstone) is nearly unstoppable—because there's almost nothing it can't stop. She doesn't even consider the Crystal Gems besides Rose as worth her time of day. However, without it, she's basically helpless against a larger Gem.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She at first seems like a lost and innocent Gem, but she's really using her small and childlike appearance to her advantage in order to get the information she wants for her mission. Once she captures Connie, she shows her true colors.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Aquamarine barely cares about the original mission, so she captures Steven/"Rose" as excuse to not even expend the effort to finish it.
  • The Comically Serious: Although menacing, the fact that she thinks "My dad" is an actual name of a human is comedy gold.
  • Crocodile Tears: Her gem's cut is tear-shaped and on her left cheek near her eye, which, combined with her childlike appearance and immature attitude, definitely evokes this. She lampshades it in "Stuck Together".
    Aquamarine: Oh no! Is Rosie upset because her widdle deal didn't work? (points to her gem) Look, I'm so moved, I'm crying. Just kidding, that's my gem!
  • The Dreaded: Pearl and Garnet are both shocked when they hear that an Aquamarine and Topaz have arrived on Earth.
  • Elite Mook: Pearl's reaction to her and Aquamarine's statement that the mission was a 'waste of an Aquamarine' both imply she's a much more unique and powerful Gem than the previous Gems sent to Earth. Rebecca Sugar confirmed during a CN Side that she is indeed a very high ranking Blue Gem.
  • Evil Brit: She speaks with a posh British accent, emphasizing her condescending tone.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She's cruel, cold, arrogant, and looks even more like a child than Ruby or Peridot—so much that Steven and Connie took her asking "are you my dad" to refer to an actual parental figure.
  • The Fair Folk: Has a very obviously fairy-like design, with her tiny stature, wings, dress and wand... and is a malicious, spiteful little brat who's willing to have Topaz murder Jamie if it means getting the Gems to co-operate with her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like Yellow Diamond, she calls humans "organics" with clear distaste and disgust.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She speaks in a mock polite tone and taunts the Gems to their faces, as well as casually discussing killing humans like she might have to replace a broken item she was tasked with bringing to her boss.
  • Final Boss: Of Season 4 with Topaz and Topaz. It's a Curb-Stomp Battle that ends in their favor.
  • Flight: Her wings let her fly just like Lapis, although unlike Lapis it doesn't appear to be a gem-related power, since her gemstone appears on her cheek instead.
  • Foil: To Lapis Lazuli; both are blue Gems with water wings and a teardrop shaped gem. Lapis is a kind Gem underneath all her physical and psychological trauma, and has a relaxed hipster look to her. Aquamarine, on the other hand, acts like an adorable kid but is really a sadist without the mask, and wears uptight, professional clothes. And while both are very powerful, Lapis's power is innate while Aquamarine's comes from outside technology.
  • Foreshadowing: She refers to Steven as "a Steven" just like Peridot did, it's later revealed she's read Peridot's reports.
  • Hair Decorations: When not in use, her wand rests in her hair, where it bends into a V-shape to look like a bow.
  • Hate Sink: Aside from some slight respect she has towards Topaz, she has the fewest sympathetic traits of all the Homeworld Gems seen thus far (even the Diamonds). She's just a Spoiled Brat of a Gem who insults, lies to, and bosses around anyone and everyone, and won't stop until she gets what she wants. Even her Pet the Dog moment towards Topaz (telling them she won't report her insubordination to the Diamonds if she stops) can come off as just as much making sure Topaz doesn't go through with poofing her. Pretty jarring considering not just her appearance, but the enormous contrast to all other characters.
  • Humans Are Insects: Aquamarine hates being on Earth, and reacts to a bunch of captured "organics" struggling with a mix of disgust and amusement. Despite being tasked with taking specific humans alive for a Zoo, she considers them interchangeable and expendable enough to fudge her goal when it conveniences her. Peridot and Jasper didn't act this bad.
  • Ice Queen: She's incredibly cold, haughty and ruthless.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Looks and acts like a spoiled child despite being immortal.
  • Jerkass: Egotistical, cruel, and incredibly mocking. Even her first non-silhouetted appearance, which only had her talking for the last few minutes of the episode, mind, made it very clear Aquamarine is an utter brat through and through, and she continues to be equally - if not more-so - unpleasant following it.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her mean-spiritedness aside, her warnings to Topaz about what would happen to them if they went through with poofing her and escaping with Steven and Lars do have a point. The Diamonds would view them as traitors no better than the Crystal Gems, and the knowledge of Steven's existence would paint both of them as fugitives who willingly collaborated with their planet's greatest war criminal. Shattering would just be one of many punishments awaiting them if Homeworld chose to bring their full might to bear in hunting them down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Despite some Pet the Dog moments here and there, she makes it clear she really doesn't care about Topaz.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The plot takes a much darker turn when she and Topaz begin kidnapping Beach City's residents as the arc culminates in Steven sacrificing himself to save the others by outing himself as Rose Quartz. In other words, her appearance brought the show to its lowest point.
  • Lack of Empathy: She hates it when fusion Gems get "sentimental" and start to care about each other.
  • Leitmotif: A twinkling, music box-esque melody with a tinge of ominousness to it, befitting her character.
  • Making a Splash: Downplayed. She can form wings out of water and use them to fly, but it is unknown if she can control water as a weapon like Lapis does. Considering Aquamarine's heavy reliance on her wand and that she could be an Era 2 gem, who have limited powers, it is likely that she cannot.
  • Mean Boss: She'll insult Topaz openly and to her face.
    Aquamarine: I can't believe they wasted an Aquamarine on a job like this. It's so easy, you could have done it yourself, Topaz!
  • Meaningful Name: Aquamarines are gemstones associated with eternal youth and good luck; Aquamarine looks like a child and her mission to Earth is the only one out of the others to be successful (and even more so considering she managed to bring "Rose Quartz" with her). Aquamarines also promote service, communication and mental reasoning. Aquamarine brags of being "the best" in her services to the Diamonds and having a perfect memory, and not only talks the most compared to the Topaz duo but manages to get herself out of a pinch by reasoning with them.
  • Narcissist: She'll never hesitate to compliment herself. She even says going to Earth is "the price of being the best".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Going the opposite extreme as Jasper and the Diamonds, Aquamarine's design is far less detailed and more stylized than any other Gem or human—even Onion! Her head is just a sphere with hair shaped like a football, and her only facial features are eyes, her gem, and thin lips. She kind of looks like some kind of advertising mascot, strongly contrasting with her cruel behavior.
  • The Noseless: Like Sapphire, she has no nose.
  • Not So Above It All: Aquamarine considers humans completely below her attention, but Jamie's too much of a Drama Queen for even her to ignore.
    Jamie: What justice is there in such a gross tangling of symbols?!
    Aquamarine: Will you stop?! You're ruining my moment!
  • Not So Different: To Peridot when she lost her limb enhancements (but before learning she had telekinetic powers) where she proves to be an absolute weakling without her Gem weapon.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • The moment Steven tells her he's Rose Quartz, she drops her mocking attitude and says "no way" in a hushed tone while looking legitimately shocked and angry.
    • When Topaz manages to overpower her and pin her while threatening to use a destabilizer on her, the look on her face as she's talking her down subtly indicates that she is terrified.
  • Pet the Dog: While she's incredibly condescending towards the Topaz twins, treating them like Dumb Muscle at the best of times, she does seem to hold a modicum of respect for them underneath the bratty banter. Tellingly, after discovering Topaz helping Steven and Lars escape, Aquamarine has a perfect opportunity to attack Topaz with her wand, but simply destroys the escape pod instead and doesn't resist when the fusion pins her to the ship's engine block. When she successfully talks Topaz down, Aquamarine - instead of punishing her or threatening to report her insubordination to the Diamonds - simply tells her that so long as Topaz calms down, unfuses and gets back to her duties, they'll never need to speak of what happened to anyone. Although this may be to prevent another attack from Topaz, it should be noted that Aquamarine makes that last proposition while she has the advantage, as she is the only one holding a weapon and Topaz is on her knees.
  • Photographic Memory: Claims to have one, but only brings it up to ask a rhetorical question. It would certainly add to her similarities to Lapis Lazuli.
    Aquamarine: "Hey, Topaz. Can you remind me? I mean, my memory is perfect but..."
  • Put on a Bus: She's not seen again after she sends the Topazes off in "Stuck Together".
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She's a tiny Gem even smaller than Peridot and is the brain to Topaz's brawn, with a perfect memory.
  • Smug Snake: She plays the childlike innocence angle for as long as it'll work, but her actual personality paints her as an incredibly smug and condescending brat who is used to always getting her way and doesn't take dissension or disobedience lightly.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her Tractor Beam wand is very powerful, but Aquamarine is easily overpowered if the opponent can get past it.
  • Stealth Pun: Her gem is on her cheek. Her general behavior is cute but also irreverent and disrespectful. She's "cheeky."
  • Tractor Beam: Has a small wand that fires a blue beam that immobilizes anything it hits, even a massive Gem fusion like Alexandrite.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Dual Boss version with the Topazes. They mark the first time the Gems have gone up against an Elite Mook and almost effortlessly beats ALL of them, including Alexandrite.
  • White Gloves: Wears a pair.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can make watery butterfly-like wings sprout from her back.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Pulls an hilarious (and somewhat creeped out) expression when Steven tries to get her to confess her feelings.

    Defense Zircon 
Voiced by: Amy Sedaris
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A blue Homeworld Gem assigned to be Steven's defense attorney in the case of Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond.
  • All There in the Script: "Defense Zircon" is the name the credits use to distinguish her from the other Zircon.
  • Amoral Attorney: Averted; she does her best to get Steven acquitted, even though they both think he's guilty, but that's just part of her job (for which she'll be killed if she fails).
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Asks several after her Eureka Moment.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Noticing the discrepancies in Pink Diamond's death allowed some doubts into thinking Rose Quartz killed her.
  • Classy Cravat: She wears one, fitting of a lawyer and with her gem in place of its tie.
  • Character Tics: Holding her arms behind her back.
  • Cheated Angle: Her defining facial feature is her crescent moon-shaped cowl. It switches positions where it's pointing at. From the side it looks like it's pointing straight forward, but when viewed from the front the cowl points either left or right depending on how she is standing.
  • Cowardly Lion: Despite her understandable nervousness, she still manages to pull through and turn the case around when things are looking bleak for Steven.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She accuses the Diamonds of having murdered Pink Diamond, to their faces.
  • Disregard That Statement: After she realizes that she just accused the Diamonds of shattering Pink Diamond, she attempts to withdraw her own accusation. Yellow Diamond just crushes her with a single finger.
  • Don't Answer That: Tells Steven NOT to confess to the guilty charge. He doesn't listen.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: After 4,000 years of service to the Homeworld court, she cannot believe she's been ordered to be, what they believe, to Rose Quartz's defense attorney - even though she wasn't around to witness Pink Diamond's death, she knows it's an insurmountable task.
  • Eureka Moment: During a recess in the trial, she talks with Steven and realizes that the Diamonds are so interested in Steven/Rose telling what happened because they don't really know, just hearsay from others. She then puts together a solid defense about why the one who shattered Pink Diamond couldn't have been Rose, but another Diamond. Unfortunately for Zircon, she is poofed for her troubles.
  • Fantastic Racism: While presenting her case to the court, she makes some condescending comments about humans, though she might've just been saying that to make her speech more flowery and persuasive. Her actual views on humans are unknown, though they're probably not very positive, considering Homeworld's general contempt for organic life.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Like Peridot, she's dedicated enough to her stated job that she ends up realizing things the Diamonds don't want pointed out.
  • Head Desk: She bangs her head repeatedly against a column while Steven is confessing his "crimes" to Blue Diamond.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a holographic monocle which can spawn other holographic screens.
  • Meaningful Name: Zircon is known as a gem associated with giving guidance where guidance was needed as well as compassion and wisdom. Naturally, Zircon isn't an Amoral Attorney and noticed that there were a few suspicious details in the story of how Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond.
  • Nervous Wreck: Justified, as she knows if she loses the case, she will be shattered along with her defendant and her recent client is Rose Quartz (actually Steven). However, despite the pressure of the case, she composes herself long enough to list the reasons how unrealistic Pink Diamond's clause is after figuring out how it doesn't make sense.
  • No Time to Explain: Has little to no time to explain their doomed case.
  • Oh, Crap!: Just after she finishes a convincing argument for "Rose's" innocence and insinuating that a Diamond was responsible for Pink Diamond's shattering, Yellow Diamond rises from her chair to tower over her. Zircon is understandably terrified.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: The only reason why she's "Rose's"/Steven's lawyer is because she was assigned to do so. However, she is genuinely helpful and depending on how you view it, friendly, to Steven as they try to put together their defending case, and she does seem to put aside the issue of being on opposite sides of a war when she figures out there's more to the story of how Pink Diamond was shattered, to the point that she accuses the Diamonds of an inside job.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Like all Gems, she is The Ageless and she specifically is at least 4,000 years old.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Blue Zircon was only in one episode and poofed at the end, but she brought to light some serious flaws in the story of how Pink Diamond was shattered.
  • Spot The Thread: Notices some suspicious holes in the story of Rose shattering Pink.

Pink Court

    Pink Diamond's Pearl 
Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall

The Pearl owned by Pink Diamond. Accounts by Defense Zircon, and the reactions of the other Diamonds' Pearls during the court case against Rose Quartz seem to confirm that she was active on the side of the Homeworld Gems when Pink Diamond was shattered by Rose Quartz.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Judging by Blue and Yellow Pearls' reactions, something must've happened to her. For whatever reason, she wasn't brought up as eyewitness testimony, meaning either:
    • She wasn't present when Pink Diamond got shattered, so her testimony would've been worthless to the investigation. However, as Blue and Yellow Pearls have always been seen in the accompaniment of their Diamonds even when Rose and the Crystal Gems' Pearl attacked the Cloud Arena (meaning that this wasn't a rule modified to fix a loophole in the Pearls' routine), if Pink Pearl was still alive when the time Pink Diamond was shattered, then where was she? Though a hole in this assumption is that as Pink Diamond was accompanied by her entourage, then other gems such as Eyeball Ruby and Jasper would've already reported prior to the trial about the presence (or lack thereof) of Pink Pearl at the scene, so Defense Zircon would have no reason to bring her up in the first place.
    • She was unavailable to provide testimony due to being dead, defected, or some other reason. Due to Homeworld's faster-than-light travel and teleportation as well as rejecting the orders of the Diamonds being considered treasonous, a loyal and intact Pink Pearl should've been able to attend the case.
  • The Ghost: She has yet to be shown onscreen.
  • Undying Loyalty: Defense Zircon at the trial pointed out one of the biggest discrepancies in Pink Diamond's assassination: she, as the made-to-order handmaiden of a Diamond, should have been there by her side. Blue and Yellow Pearl acknowledged this much with an expression. As Defense Zircon points out, even if Rose could have gotten past all of Pink Diamond's security, at the very least, Pink Pearl would have been able to warn her mistress of Rose approaching. Only another Diamond would have had the authority to dismiss her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her fate has yet to be revealed.

Unknown Court

    Morganite 

A Homeworld Gem that was the former superior of a Ruby and a Pearl until she kicked them out for Fusing into Rhodonite.
  • Bad Boss: She abandoned her Ruby and her Pearl just for being different Gems that Fused together, then had them replaced rather immediately.
  • Fantastic Racism: Just like many others on Homeworld, she looks down on different Gems Fusing together, which led her to kicking Ruby and Pearl (or rather, Rhodonite) out of her ranks.
  • The Ghost: We have yet to see her onscreen.
  • Ironic Name: Morganite is said to counter stress and promotes love, trust, self-esteem, and joy. Her firing a Ruby and a Pearl for Fusing with each other is likely a huge source of Rhodonite's paranoia and Nervous Wreck tendencies.

Defectors

    Lapis Lazuli 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Paz
"Just let me do this for you!"

A Gem formerly of Blue Diamond's court with water-manipulating powers that was once poofed, and trapped in a mirror after being mistaken with a Crystal Gem during the war, and used as a tool for around 5,000 years, but fortunately she was set free by Steven. Her release was the focus of both "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem". She used to despise Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl for forgetting she was trapped in a mirror and for being the main reason why Homeworld mistook her for a Crystal Gem, but after her liberation in "Super Watermelon Island", she has been in good relations with them. She loves and respects Steven and has become fiercely protective of him and after freeing her.
  • Action Girl: True, most of her fighting is done in a hands-off manner because of her powers, but she's still quite strong.
  • Adorkable: She looks so endearing when she plays the tambourine to help Peridot with her welcome band song.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Has become a fan of Camp Pining Hearts like Peridot.
  • Alliterative Name: Lapis Lazuli.
  • Aloof Ally: To the Crystal Gems sans Steven and, to a lesser extent, Peridot, although she's warming up. While she's now a firm ally of Steven at least and happy to make a life on Earth, she has yet to call herself a Crystal Gem (let alone an ally of theirs) like Peridot has. Although in "Adventures in Light Distortion", when Garnet tells her and Peridot to keep Beach City safe in the Crystal Gems' absence, she doesn't complain, giving a thumbs up (albeit with an uneasy look on her face), and in "The New Crystal Gems", she has little to no problems with proudly declaring herself a "Crystal Temp" (temporary stand ins for the Crystal Gems while they are away), alongside Peridot and Connie. And Pumpkin.
  • Androcles' Lion: Steven gains Lapis's fondness and trust after he fixes her gem. She later sends him a message to warn him off the incoming invasion to Earth, and ultimately drags Jasper down into the ocean to protect him.
  • And I Must Scream: Trapped in a mirror for thousands of years, she was apparently conscious throughout that time, yet unable to communicate except through repeating others' speech. Her behavior upon release suggests the experience was not pleasant.
  • Arc Villain: Of "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem", but a sympathetic example, since she begged Steven into releasing her from the mirror and then used the Earth's ocean to attempt to reach her home.
    Lapis: I just want to go home.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an ethereal-looking Gem, who's scarcely taller than Steven and looks like a human teenager in a pretty sundress. She can also manipulate and control the entire planet's ocean at once, with a huge crack in her gem. For comparison, Amethyst and Eyeball couldn't even maintain their physical forms or speak coherently with small cracks in their gems.
  • Badass Boast: Gives a chilling one to Jasper before dragging her into the ocean.
    Lapis: I'm done being everyone's prisoner! Now you're MY prisoner, and I'm never letting you GO!
  • Bare Your Midriff: Which reveals her Belly Buttonless. Her baseball uniform also has this.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She manages to pull one of these on Jasper when she agrees to fuse with her. She then takes control of their combined form Malachite and drags them both into the ocean.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Steven was the one who freed her from the mirror and repaired her cracked gem. For this reason, he's the only character she's openly fond of.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Zig zagged. Lapis's main color scheme is blue and she cares a lot about Steven, but she's quite antagonistic towards the Crystal Gems.
  • Bookworm: Lapis seems to have taken up reading as seen at the end of "The Kindergarten Kid", the short "Video Chat", and the beginning of "Gem Harvest".
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Most of the time she displays an apathy and untrusting aloofness to nearly everyone but Steven, and she certainly looks like an older teen, similar to Young Pearl.
  • Broken Bird: She entered the show injured, imprisoned, desperate for freedom and wanting nothing more than to go home. Even when Steven set her free and healed her cracked gem so she could leave Earth, what she found when she got back to the Gem Homeworld scared her. When we next see her, she's imprisoned again and so spiritually broken that she begs Steven not to fight back against Jasper and Peridot so they can hope for some measure of mercy when they return to the Gem Homeworld. She's even more broken after she comes back from Malachite, unable to spend time with anybody else who's not Steven. Though "Beta" shows she's slowly getting better.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl:
    • Gender-flipped with Steven — Lapis is the troubled, grumpy Brooding Girl to Steven's energetic, optimistic Gentle Boy.
    • Played semi-Gender-straight with her and Peridot, to a lesser extent; Peridot provides emotional comfort and friendship to the aloof, untrusting Lapis.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's very blunt to people in general, especially when she disagrees with them. She'll say "no" with a smile on her face because she has absolutely no idea how socializing works.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Says that she's almost drowned a lot of people in "The New Crystal Gems", when Connie questions why Lapis doesn't remember her from "Ocean Gem".
  • The Bus Came Back: Makes an appearance through a video message to warn Steven and the Gems about Peridot coming to Earth. She later returns to Earth as a prisoner in Peridot and Jasper's capture in "The Return". And then she returns in Steven's dreams in "Chille Tid", and then returns to the screen...
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Calls her and Peridot's junk art "meepmorps".
  • The Cameo: A gem that appears to be her can be seen in Blue Diamond's court during "The Answer".
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After disappearing in Ocean Gem, Lapis leaves with a cryptic sendoff. Later, she returns in a turning-point of the finale-arc, delivering a message of Peridot and Jasper's return.
  • Clip Its Wings: When her gem is cracked, she cannot fly.
  • Color Motif: Blue.
  • The Comically Serious: She's the only one who doesn't take the baseball match against the Ruby team seriously.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Early in the third season, Lapis becomes a recurring character when she moves into the barn with Peridot.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: All the misfortune she's had has done this to her. For instance, despite being imprisoned by her fellow Homeworld Gems for being mistaken for a Crystal Gem, her first wish is to return home when she gains her freedom, and she willingly re-imprisons herself underwater with Jasper to protect Steven.
    Steven: I feel like I only get to see you when something horrible is going on.
    Lapis: (smiles) That's just how it is with me.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: On Earth, a planet that's roughly 70% covered in water, her hydrokinesis powers make her practically godlike in scope of powers...but with that taken away, she doesn't have much to rely on in terms of combat capability outside standard Gem abilities.
  • Culture Clash: Noted for its absence, Lapis is the fastest non-human learner of human terminology, language and idioms; even faster than the Crystal Gems who have lived alongside human civilization in its entirety. It's just that unless you are Steven (and now Peridot), she doesn't care.
    • She didn't know what a "Dad" was in "Alone at Sea" but used the term naturally later in the same episode. She calls art "meepmorps" in Beta but this might be sardonic humor.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Lapis has blue hair and eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mysterious, tragic backstory was finally revealed in "Same Old World". She's a Gem civilian who was caught in the crossfire of the Crystal Gem war on Earth. She was mistaken for a Crystal Gem, poofed and trapped in a mirror, interrogated for eons by Homeworld Gems who were desperate to know the location of the Crystal Gem headquarters. She was then found by the Crystal Gems who did not treat her any better.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even in her debut episodes she shows a hint of this, such as when she replies "NO!" in Steven's voice when he tries to stop her from stealing the ocean. But it's not until "Hit the Diamond" we see this in full detail.
    Lapis: (on the baseball plan) Heh...this plan sucks.
  • Death Glare: Can give rather intimidating ones when particularly angry.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: To nearly everyone except Steven. Thanks to Steven's influence and her long-overdue freedom, she's slowly opening up to the other Gems and potentially, other people.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Lapis's powers utterly dwarf every other Gem's seen thus far. If she had joined the Crystal Gems, it would have taken all of the challenge out of their subsequent battles some of the Gems might see, so she has to fuse with Jasper and go down to the bottom of the ocean just to be out of the picture. Of course, when she DOES come back, she's mostly away from the action.
    • She doesn't seem to realize how strong she is; only resorting to her full powers at extreme stress. Besides that even after she does come back she mostly hangs out with Steven and Peridot, another new addition to the group, living with her in a barn away from the other Gems. She probably still doesn't quite trust them, and isn't eager to fight for their cause (or at all, after finally getting away from Jasper) yet.
  • Ditto Fighter: Creates water copies of Steven and the Gems to fight them.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The only time that she isn't barefoot is during the episode "Hit the Diamond."
  • The Dog Bites Back: After all the crap Jasper made her go through, she agreed to fuse with her in order to take control of Malachite, their combined form, and intentionally drag them both into the ocean.
    "I am done being everyone's prisoner. Now you're my prisoner, and I'm never letting you go!"
  • Dramatic Wind: To emphasize her powers over water, Lapis Lazuli's animation is more flowy, making it look like she has air blowing around her.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: They appear more often on her after she's defused from Malachite.
  • Emo Teen: She's a teenager appearance-wise and at her most negative is an aloof, cynical Perpetual Frowner.
  • Exalted Torturer: Although there was abuse on both sides, Lapis did torture Jasper for months on end while they were fused at the bottom of the ocean. She acknowledges she tortured Jasper and feels remorse for it, believing herself to be a monster undeserving of Steven's kindness, despite Steven's insistence otherwise.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wrath. Lapis is very slow to forgive those who have hurt her, even through inaction, or even open herself up to forgiving them. While it may be in many cases justified, the scope of her hatred leaves her with very few friends, and she fails to appreciate how antagonizing everyone plays against her goals.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: She's not only a prisoner again (though willingly this time), but she's now stuck together with Jasper- and by attacking Jasper, she's most likely no longer welcome in her home.
    "Let's stay on this miserable planet... together!"
    • Thankfully, she eventually escapes this too.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: She effortlessly destroys a Roaming Eye that came after Peridot by flicking it with a hand, made of water, then squashing it into the ground.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: In "The Message," her transmission to the Earth reveals that her arrival home has been distressing with how much Gem technology has advanced since she was last there.
  • Flight: Can create water wings from her gem to fly. To note: she's currently the only character in the show capable of flying under her own power, neither needing to transform into something else nor requiring any enhancements.
  • Foil:
    • To Steven. Lapis is cynical and becomes sullen around others, particularly Peridot and the Crystal Gems, whom she carries grudges against. Steven is friendly, optimistic and forgiving. Since he is the only one she's been shown to be willing to open up around, this stark difference in personality is primarily what is driving Lapis to open up and accept others around her.
    • Also to Peridot. The former was forced into the gem conflict through bad luck, the latter was purposefully created just to be a part of it. The former started out innocent, but becomes more cynical and dangerous due to everything that happens to her throughout the series, whereas the latter is extremely cynical and dangerous to begin with, but ends up losing those qualities and becoming a better person through the Crystal Gems, her former enemies. Also, Peridot comes to Yellow Diamond, her boss, and flat out rejects the idea of doing what she wants her to do, whilst Jasper comes to Lapis in an attempt to make her do what they were doing before, and Lapis isn't as strong in rejecting her.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Lapis has severe trust issues stemming from her misfortune and as a result, she still has a very hard time getting along with the Crystal Gems (bar Steven). Peridot has slowly earned Lapis's trust and friendship, despite Lapis' anger, although it took great effort on Peridot's part.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: In "The New Crystal Gems", she has apparently forgotten encountering Connie in "Ocean Gem".
  • Freudian Trio: Of the Crystal Temps, she is the emotional Id to Connie's rational and mature Ego and Peridot's overly logical Superego.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Played With. When she steals the Earth's oceans she makes sure none of the marine life are harmed in any way, but she doesn't care about the rest of the inhabitants until Steven fixes her gem.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was originally simply a Homeworld civilian that ended up caught in the middle of the rebellion, and it's implied she's actually considered very weak back home due to having water powers on a planet lacking in it. 5000 years later, she escapes the mirror, and ends up being a major threat to the Crystal Gems during her first appearance, thanks to Earth having water in abundance and a big grudge against the Gems. Her second appearance has her drag Jasper underwater while Fused into Malachite, both proving this trope by doing so and becoming an even bigger nightmare as Malachite.
  • Full-Contact Magic: While Lapis often remains stationary while using her water powers, she makes dramatic movements when the situation calls for it, such as making the upward punching motion that sends Jasper flying.
  • The Gardener: In "Gem Harvest", she becomes a Magic Gardener by using her powers to water the crops she and Peridot are growing.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Her water-powers can manifest as giant arms out of the ocean, and she does so repeatedly.
  • A Girl And Her X: She and Peridot get a pumpkin dog thanks to Steven's Green Thumb spit in "Gem Harvest". Lapis in particular is seen in most scenes holding Pumpkin like a pet once it warms up to her and Peridot.
  • Glass Cannon: In "Same Old World", all it took was one good hit from a Gem to poof Lapis into Gem form. Granted, the Cannon part of her more than outweighs the Glass as she more than held her own against all the Crystal Gems rather easily.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a beautiful, blue skinned alien who's lost on Earth before partnering up with the Crystal Gems. She's also Ms. Fanservice to many viewers.
  • Grumpy Bear: Her role by the end of season 3 has become this. Lauren Zuke says she likes writing Lapis as someone who was depressed but didn't have to get "better" to make people comfortable.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite having her gem cracked, Lapis managed to take on the Crystal Gems and almost win.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Stopped being an antagonist at the end of her debut but only comes around to the idea of making Earth her home much later and is now at least willing to help the Crystal Gems for Steven's sake if she needs to.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Fusing with Jasper, she takes control and drags them both into the ocean with the intention of keeping her down there forever.
  • Heroic Willpower:
    • Her gem is introduced as being badly damaged, compare it to Amethyst's cracked gem in "An Indirect Kiss", which causes her to speak backwards while her body distorted itself uncontrollably. Lapis was indistinguishable from a whole gem besides her mirrored eyes and being unable to summon her weapon. She held herself together despite that extensive damage. Given Pearl's comment about the mirror only following orders, it's implied it took a similar feat of willpower for her to talk to Steven in the first place.
    • She takes control of Malachite after fusing with Jasper, dragging the two of them to the bottom of the ocean and even preventing Jasper from ending the fusion. In "Chille Tid", set a fair bit later, she's still in control of the fusion, though it's taking all her concentration to do it.
  • Homefield Advantage: Ironically has this on Earth instead of her home planet. The picture of the intended Gem-terraformed Earth and Peridot not even knowing what rain is implies that the Homeworld has very little if any water, while Earth is mostly covered in it. As a result, while she's considered a weak Gem (at least by Jasper) by the Homeworld, on Earth she's virtually god-like.
  • Hostile Terraforming: Her immense power is meant to reshape whole planets to become Homeworld colonies.
  • Humanoid Abomination: When her gem is cracked, her eyes are more or less mirrors, giving her an otherworldly appearance.
  • I Choose to Stay: Played with by the end of "Same Old World". Lapis acknowledges that she can't return to Homeworld so she doesn't exactly have many options, but in the end she decides to stay on Earth, as it was no longer the place that kept her imprisoned.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: All she wants is to not be used by anyone.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Body parts, clones, wings for spaceflight, chains, there don't seem to be any limits to what she can do with her power.
  • The Informant: Peridot specifically refers to Lapis as an informant in "Cry for Help."
  • Insignificant Little Blue Planet: She doesn't know what the Crystal Gems see in Earth because she was imprisoned in a mirror and trapped in one small area for millennia, and the fact that she's a civilian of the Gem Homeworld probably skewed her perceptions further. It takes a flight with Steven to realize that there is more to the Earth than she thought.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Steven and Peridot, the former being 14 years old and the latter having not existed until after the war on Earth, which Lapis was alive for.
  • Interrogated for Nothing: Lapis was trapped in the mirror because the Homeworld mistook her for a Crystal Gem and wanted to interrogate her for enemy information. Lapis, however, didn't know anything about the Crystal Gems and couldn't tell Homeworld she wasn't one of them.
  • Ironic Fear: Though she's not outright afraid of it, Lapis isn't exactly fond of water anymore thanks to having been trapped at the bottom of the ocean for several months.
  • Ironic Name:
    • Real lapis lazuli stones dissolve in water.
    • In various cultures the stone is associated with inner peace, spiritual love, and protection from evil. Lapis has a very turbulent and damaged emotional state, has trouble letting go of her hatred for pretty much every Gem not named Steven, and her retreat to Homeworld ends up drawing Peridot and Jasper to Earth; even her attempt to hold part of that force away ends in Jasper taking control and going on the rampage as Malachite till Alexandrite stops Jasper!Malachite.
  • Irony: Being trapped in the mirror was a Fate Worse Than Death for Lapis, but "Monster Reunion" reveals that it saved her from an EVEN WORSE fate...
  • Irrational Hatred: It turns out that the reason Lapis hates the Crystal Gems is because she was confused with one of them and gems from Homeworld trapped her in the mirror and left her on Earth after the war.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The proud owner of a deep, bubbling pit of rage directed against other Gems, at one point stealing the oceans across the entire planet in order to get what she wanted, but she's willing to choke her anger down for Steven's sake and has begun to learn some measure of forgiveness towards her former enemies. Even post-Heel–Face Turn, she can be a bit tactless toward people, though she's slowly getting better.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • After Peridot finally gives Lapis a sincere gift, her recorder, Lapis breaks it and tells her to get lost.
    • Lapis and Peridot perform a dual one in "The New Crystal Gems" by telling Connie (who has various self esteem issues) that she will probably let Steven down after he asked her to defend Beach City.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The first confirmed sentient Gem enemy to appear on the show and she changes the entire tone of the monster fights from then on. Steven even lampshades this later on, pointing out that he only ever sees her when something terrible is happening.
  • Leitmotif: Mirror Gem, a slow, somber piece that is incorporated into several songs.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: From the perspective of Homeworld. Careful examination of the gem colony plans for Earth reveals exactly zero oceans remaining. Under "normal" circumstances Lapis's hydrokinesis would render her nearly powerless in a Gem colony, or at the very least able to control a substance for which gems had very little practical use or desire. But on a planet with 2/3rds of its surface covered by water, she becomes a virtual demigoddess.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: Being trapped in a mirror for millennia was more than just unfortunate, but this saved Lapis from being corrupted, which there is no known cure for.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: "Alone at Sea" reveals, to her horror, that Jasper sees her as this due to the Power High from their fusion and her rough treatment of Jasper. Deconstructed. This form of emotional stability, turns out to be toxic for both Lapis and Jasper.
  • Logical Weakness: Is apparently unable create/summon any water save her wings, and thus is much less powerful away from large sources of water.
  • Loss of Identity: If her That Woman Is Dead moment in "Chille Tid" is any indication, Malachite was starting to overcome her, just like what happened with Sugilite. Lapis seems to want this to happen because she has so little to live for besides holding Malachite down to protect Steven. She eventually returns as her old self...
  • Magical Barefooter: She's a Gem with very powerful water-manipulating powers and she never wears any footwear.
  • Magic Mirror: Her gem was used to power one. Or rather, she was one. She also can have a similar effect with her water powers.
  • Magic Skirt: In full effect. She's a character who can fly, and no matter what angle she's shown at, her skirt protects her modesty. An ambiguous shot in "Gem Harvest" might show her wearing bike shorts under it, or might just be a shadow.
  • Making a Splash: She can form water arms to use in combat, generate water clones, and use the entire ocean to form a space elevator, and that's just what she can do with a broken gem, which also happens to be shaped like a teardrop. Word of God is that this power is her gem weapon.
  • Mama Bear: Towards Steven. Lapis punches Jasper over the horizon when the latter threatens him.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: To cope with the Trauma Conga Line and hopelessness of ever being free, Lapis has a case of learned helplessness and has become someone who seeks imprisonment, as the closest thing she can have to freedom is to imprison herself. Averted after "Super Watermelon Island", though.
  • Meaningful Name: In gem mythology, lapis lazulis are associated with a great amount of things: Gods, power, spirit, vision, royalty, honor, wisdom, and truth; they also help to overcome abuse issues, traumatic experiences and depression and increase inner power which is reflected in Lapis's Broken Bird status, her homesickness, her preference in fighting with hydro-kinetic magic over a weapon and how she honors her friendship with Steven despite all. Also, the Inner Power symbolism fits nicely with the Heroic Willpower needed for her to imprison Jasper by fusing with her. They are also associated with the heavens, which fits for a character who pines for another world.
  • Mental Picture Projector: Lapis can project her memories onto any reflective surface.
  • Messy Hair: One of the few characters whose hair changes from episode to episode, it morphs constantly from a perfectly controlled 'space mullet' to 'disheveled tangle' and many states in between. "Beta" probably featured it at it's messiest.
  • Mirror Monster: What she was assumed to be.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: A victim of it. The Homeworld mistook her for a Crystal Gem and imprisoned her in the mirror without even trying to confirm or deny it.
  • Mistaken Identity: Her imprisonment was the result of being mistaken for a Crystal Gem after being poofed in the crossfire of a battle, and Homeworld finding her and trying to interrogate her on information she didn't have.
  • Modesty Shorts: In "Gem Harvest", she might be wearing leggings under that skirt.
  • Mysterious Past: For the longest time, the circumstances of how she was trapped in the mirror and her seeming hatred of the Crystal Gems were unknown. By "Same Old World", this is rectified.
  • Ms. Fanservice: An extremely tame example, but Lapis's outfit is basically a backless two-piece dresskini (which often billows to show off her shapely legs), and her baseball outfit is a very form-fitting short-sleeved belly-jersey and cutoffs. She's the most human-looking Gem, complete with subtle curves, making her the most attractive Gem to many, accentuating her outfits' designs, and her exposed back is also given more detail than the other Gems'. She's apparently developing a very "Tsun"-sided Tsundere personality, which doesn't help matters.
  • Mysterious Waif: She's got the looks (small and thin, wide-eyed, occasionally disheveled) and role in the story down; her introduction is when the show takes a serious turn for the protagonist, she's super-powerful, and her background is still mostly unknown.
  • NEET: Was this when she was living in the barn before she became The Gardener above; while Peridot would at least go on missions with the other Crystal Gems, Lapis preferred to lounge around while either watching Camp Pining Hearts, sleeping, or reading.
  • Neutral No Longer: Wanted nothing to do with the conflict between the Homeworld and the Crystal Gems as she was a civilian five thousand years ago, and even though she attacked the Crystal Gems after being freed, she ultimately only wanted to go home. However, Homeworld's mistreatment of her and her friendship with Steven ultimately caused her to turn on the Homeworld and side with Steven and eventually Earth (though at best being an Aloof Ally to the Crystal Gems).
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Of the Crystal Temps, she is the "Mean" to Connie's "Nice" and Peridot's "In Between". Unlike the other two, she is the most cold to others and slow to open up (the sole exception being Steven), and upon meeting Connie again, Lapis is slightly more meaner to her than Peridot.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Not personally, but her water clones are pretty much impossible to stop, being able to simply reform or even duplicate when damaged. Since Lapis has pretty much all of Earth's seawater at her command, it's not like they're going to run out.
  • Nightmare Face: While begging and screaming at Steven to release her from the mirror, she starts producing a horrific combination of the faces of Beach City's residents and the Crystal Gems she recorded over the course of the day. It symbolizes her maddened panic, rage, and desperation to be free and, paired with the "Let Me Out" music sequence that plays during that part, is creepy as can be imagined.
  • Not So Above It All: Keep in mind that, before being released from the mirror, she "got a lot of mileage" out of helping Steven make fart jokes at Mayor Dewey. That's also what gives her away when he tries to introduce her to the Crystal Gems. Her circumstances afterwards just aren't exactly conducive to her sense of humor. Later, it's shown she is usually like this when she's not under stress and when she is with someone that makes her feel comfortable, To the point she makes fart jokes with Steven again.
    • In "Hit the Diamond", she participated in a baseball game with the Crystal Gems as part of a plan to protect Peridot. Bear in mind that she's only participating because of her friendship with Steven and still hates the other Crystal Gems (especially Peridot), not to mention that she fully and freely comments on how dumb the plan is. At first she only puts the barest minimum effort into the game, but as the game goes on she actually starts having fun.
    • In "Beta", she's seen watching and snarking at "Camp Pining Hearts", making junk art, and playing music with her barnmate Peridot.
  • No Endor Holocaust: There are no stated damage to reefs or weather patterns to Lapis' pulling of the entire ocean into her tower.
  • Not So Different: Both Jasper and Lapis turn out to have enjoyed some aspect of Malachite, the general Power High and Flight capability for Jasper and using Jasper as a living stress ball for Lapis, but Lapis has come to realize how unhealthy it was while Jasper is completely obsessed with regaining it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Peridot, after they got along more after becoming Roommates (well, Barnmates technically).
  • Odd Name Out:
    • Lapis Lazuli is a rock made of a combination of minerals, whereas most other gems are named after a single mineral. She is also the only gem aside from the Diamonds and Quartzes who has a two-word name.
    • In "Hit the Diamond" when the Gems briefly took on human disguises, everyone's names are regular human names that sound close to the Gem they're based on, while Lapis is named "Bob".
  • One-Hit KO: Consistently and hilariously dishes this out to pretty much every foe that she deigns to confront. Her victims have included the Ruby Squad's Roving Eye (a house-sized space ship capable of intergalactic travel), and Jasper (a perfectly formed super soldier).
  • One Woman Army: She can fight off all the Crystal Gems, on her own, with her water constructs, and she has won every single one of her onscreen match-ups. The only times she 'lost' was when she was fused as Malachite (and that required a 4-Gem fusion and a literal army to take her down), and when she got blindsided by Bismuth. This is kind of explained in "That Will Be All", as Yellow Diamond notes that Lapises are meant for terraforming. This would require a lot of elemental skill and power.
  • Overly Long Gag: She seems fond of these. In "Mirror Gem", she does fart noises continuously for hours straight, in "Alone at Sea" she repeatedly sounds the ship's horn and laughs until Steven can barely hear, and her "meepmorp" has a looping clip of a "Camp Pining Hearts" character saying "I just feel trapped."
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: After all that Jasper had done to her, it's hard to drum up much sympathy for her fate. Of course, even Lapis realized that that kind of attitude wasn't healthy.
  • Perpetual Frowner: When not around Steven, Lapis is stuck with a bitter deadpan face.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Possesses enough hydrokinetic power to shape an ocean into a giant tower, and was a match for all three Crystal Gems plus Steven, Connie, Lion and Greg attacking her at the same time. This is when her gem was damaged.
  • Pet the Dog: While she doesn't see anything special about the Earth, she still keeps the aquatic animals safe inside her water tower.
    Connie: It's like a giant aquarium!
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Only about a head taller than Steven, with a slim, delicate build much like Pearl's, but in terms of pure power, she outperforms virtually the entire established cast. Admittedly this power is mostly in her formidable hydrokinetic abilities, and we haven't seen Lapis fight directly, but given Super Strength is part and parcel for Gems, she's probably not nearly as vulnerable as she looks. She kept the weight of the entire ocean pressing down on top of herself and Jasper, just to keep Jasper from taking control of or breaking the fusion. While her condition deteriorated rapidly, the fact that she was even capable of this—and was maintaining it for so long—is impressive, something that Jasper herself (once she takes control of Malachite) notes with some respect and is the reason why Jasper wants to refuse with her. Lapis is also capable of carrying Steven on her back and Greg in her arms at the same time while flying in "Alone At Sea". This is the reason why Jasper wants to fuse back with her so badly as stated.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Her gem was used to operate a mirror.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Once the crack in her gem is healed, she sprouts a pair of liquid wings she can use to fly.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: In contrast with the Crystal Gems' more hands-on and up-close weapon based style, Lapis stays stationary or makes motions while attacking with her water, often from a great distance. Justified due to her Glass Cannon status.
  • Properly Paranoid: Her worry about Navy in "Room for Ruby" turns out to be correct.
  • Prophet Eyes: She had these in her first appearance due to her gem being damaged. Her pupils reappear once her gem is fixed. Her eyes revert to this when she is using her Mental Picture Projector powers.
  • Quote Mine: In the mirror, she acts as a recording device and communicates by taking and arranging parts of whatever she records. Although she is capable of creating original images.
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: Her decision to fight Jasper to protect Steven ended up as Sealed Evil in a Duel.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Peridot's Red Oni once they begin living together. She's a lot calmer and subdued in personality compared to Peridot's highly energetic and excitable personality. Peridot is also more open to new experiences and people (once she Took a Level in Kindness) while Lapis is more closed to new experiences and people.
  • Reflective Eyes: When her gem is broken, her eyes are mirror-like, reflecting back what's in front of her.
  • Sadist: In "Alone At Sea", Lapis admits to enjoying taking out all her frustrations and anger on Jasper while holding her down.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: She performs a Heroic Sacrifice to keep Jasper from hurting Steven after fusing with her into Malachite and dragging them underwater.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: She was sealed in a mirror, relegated to a recording device for Gem history. By the time Steven gets his hands on it, though, she is able to assert herself and convince him to free her.
  • Secretly Selfish: Her Heroic Sacrifice of forcing a fusion with Jasper has elements of this. Although she does care deeply for Steven, and claims in "Chille Tid" that she's doing it all for him (even saying the same Arc Words as Pearl), she is also very lost, desperate for something to live for and desires control, and clearly did it on impulse for revenge as well. In "Alone at Sea", she doesn't believe that she imprisoned Jasper for Steven's sake at all. She admits with horror that she actually wanted someone to take her anger out on. Though this time, she does get to save Steven from Jasper for real, who was threatening to shatter him.
  • Sentient Phlebotinum: Deconstructed pretty harshly. Her emotional state is what you'd expect from someone who's been trapped in a handheld object that only interacts with people when they want something.
    Steven: What's it like being a mirror?
    Lapis (in Steven's voice): YOU WORK!
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her dress has an open back so her gem (which is on her back) is visible.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: The primary application of her water powers. She can make anything from chains to decoys to Giant Hands of Doom.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: As a civilian caught up in a Rebellion battle, imprisoned under the assumption she was another Crystal Gem, and interrogated for ages before being left behind and uncaringly stepped on (which cracked her gem), the war did a number on her psyche. Regular interaction with Steven and Peridot is helping, by the looks of it.
  • Sixth Ranger: Once Malachite is defused. While she doesn't outright join the Crystal Gems, they're at least on good terms, and she doesn't have any qualms about being a part of the Crystal Temps.
  • Sleepyhead: "Room For Ruby" reveals that she love sleeping (even though she doesn't need to). And apparently, she snores (much to her embarrassment).
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She is extremely bitter, apathetic and is always stuck with a very deadpan face. Guess being trapped in a mirror for thousands of years (among other things) does that to you.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her water constructs allowed her to fight the Crystal Gems and co. single-handedly, and she could build a tower made of solid water that reached low orbit, but Jasper managed to easily grab and restrain her. She was poofed with a single punch by an unnamed Gem from behind during the Rebellion battle she got caught in, though in fairness, that was Bismuth punching her gem.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: See There Is No Place Like Home below.
  • Story-Breaker Power: When she was first introduced, she was able to manipulate the entire ocean, while her Gem was cracked, with the implication it took a lot of willpower to keep her form consistent. With this in mind, this trope is probably why she rarely shows up in adventures or large-scale conflicts, especially since she doesn't have to worry as much about her gem.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Lapis is generally an indifferent Deadpan Snarker at best, and outwardly hostile at worst, to everyone but Steven, to whom she's very warm and welcoming.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: If her facial expressions are anything to go by, she has this attitude when it comes to wacky hijinks.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Invoked in "The New Crystal Gems". In an attempt to protect Beach City while the Crystal Gems are away, she, Peridot, Pumpkin, and Connie decide to mimic them. In this team, Lapis becomes the "new" Amethyst and mimics Amethyst's Messy Hair.
  • Terraform: According to Yellow Diamond this is what Lapis Lazulis are made to do.
  • That Woman Is Dead:
    • "I'm not Lapis anymore. We're Malachite now." And "Alone at Sea" reveals that being split wasn't all she needed to recover from this.
    • "The New Crystal Gems" has a much, much more humorous example, after Lapis decides that she's going to be Garnet: "There is no Amethyst, only Garnet!"
  • There Is Another: Her first appearance disproves what had previously been implied about Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl being the last remaining Gems, and soon afterwards her desire to go "home" makes it clear that there's somewhere out in space where there's many more.
  • There's No Place Like Home: Her primary goal in her debut, one that she'll go to any length to accomplish. This makes her transmission in The Message all the more heartbreaking. She did manage to get home, but found that the Homeworld she left was very different compared to the Homeworld she returned to, and she doesn't feel like she fits in there anymore.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Her transmission in "The Message".
  • Took a Level in Badass: "Barn Mates" shows Lapis taking absolutely zero crap from a Roaming Eye, a Homeworld tracking vessel sent after Peridot. She doesn't say a single line during the entire encounter and shows almost no real reaction except for a scowl when she finally takes action and effortlessly punts it into the ground.
  • Trauma Button: As seen in the Video Chat short, Lapis does not respond well to video chatting as she believes that the person on the other side suffers from the same fate as she did. She almost breaks Peridot's tablet in a misguided attempt to release Steven.
  • Trauma Conga Line: She goes through a lot, from being trapped in a magic mirror to holding back Jasper in Malachite to save Steven.
  • True Blue Femininity: Quite literally; her entire body is varying shades of blue. She also is one of the few Gems who wears a long, flowing skirt, alongside Rose Quartz. At a glance, Ruby even mistook her for Sapphire.
    • This is interesting, because historically, the gemstone lapis lazuli was one of the main reasons for this trope. Lapis lazuli makes some of the purest and longest lasting blue paint, but is very expensive—more expensive than gold. Painters began using it specifically on depictions of the Virgin Mary, leading to the association between blue and femininity.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Steven, who compassionately reached out to her while she was trapped, freed her from the mirror, and fixed her cracked gem. Lapis went behind the Homeworld Gems' backs to warn him about the invasion. When she was forced to help with the invasion, she specifically left out all the information she had about Steven. And when Steven's life was threatened by Jasper, Lapis dragged herself into the ocean after fusing with her. She let herself be imprisoned again to keep Steven safe from the other Gem until she is rescued.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing about her is quite difficult without learning about the corrupted Gems.
  • When She Smiles: Particularly after de-fusing with Jasper, she gets some very cute smiles and doe eyes considering all she's been through.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When she's scared, angry, or irritated.
  • Wild Card: She's not on the Crystal Gems' side or Homeworld's side, as they both denied her freedom. She is, however, on Steven's side, since he saved her and is the only one who's been consistently nice to her.
  • Wing Pull: She only reveals that she has wings at the end of "Ocean Gem". Justified because she couldn't summon them previously while her Gem was cracked.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has the ability to manifest wings for herself made out of water. She lost this ability when her gem was cracked, and she immediately made a pair after Steven fixes her gem.
  • Witch Hunt: Was the victim of one: the Homeworld believed her to be a Crystal Gem and imprisoned her without knowing or caring that they were mistaken.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She was trapped in a mirror for thousands of years (the exact number is unknown). And while her taking away Earth's ocean and attacking Steven and Connie was out of line, one can't help but feel sympathy for her desire to go home. Then, when she's finally able to go home, she's shocked to see how different her home is from her time...and is scared. She was fused at the bottom of the ocean in order to imprison Jasper; not only to protect Steven, but because she now had no home to go to, and had nothing to lose. When they eventually unfused, she still felt like she had nowhere to go. Even though this was resolved, she is still dealing with the trauma that being trapped in the mirror and being fused with Jasper as Malachite caused, which leads her to be reminded of her own evil actions during "Alone at Sea where she reminds Steven that she was once his enemy.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In a way. While Homeworld is still around, and she has the power to reach it by herself, it's changed so much that she no longer recognizes it. She can't go home again because the home she remembers no longer exists. After defusing from Malachite, Lapis acknowledges that she can't go home again because of how she betrayed Jasper and kept her trapped.

    Peridot 
Voiced by: Shelby Rabara
"'Go to Earth,' they said. 'It'll be easy,' they said..."

A Gem technician from Homeworld who's been fixing Warp Pads in order to get an easy way to check on the Cluster. Having recently been stranded on Earth, her objective is now to avoid capture by the Crystal Gems and escape back to Homeworld... or it was, until she got captured and developed a friendship with "the Steven". Deprived of any chance to escape Earth, she forms a tenuous alliance with the Crystal Gems to stop the Cluster. Eventually, she defected from Homeworld to become a full member of the Crystal Gems.

See her folder here for tropes regarding Peridot.

The Off-Colors

    General 
"Off-colored" Gems are Gems who are considered to be purposeless and inefficient to Homeworld's ideals and goals due to defects or outlawed fusions, often also not fitting in any of the Diamonds' courts. For this reason, they are looked down upon, and any Off Colors are to be exterminated, causing some to become fugitives.

This specifically details the off-colored Gem group introduced in the opening episodes of Season 5. See here for more details on the group itself.

Alternative Title(s): Steven Universe Other Gems

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/StevenUniverseHomeworldGems?from=Characters.StevenUniverseOtherGems