Double Subverted: But in her last moments, Ruby delivers the finishing blow on Jasper.
Parodied: Emperor Jasper's minions stomp on Garnet's toes, prompting Ruby to seek their blood.
Zig Zagged: Ruby sets forth to eliminate them all, and gleefuly eliminates several targets, before coming to Emerald who she sympathizes with finding herself unable to go through with it. Emerald then begs for death to atone for the crime, and convinces Ruby to do one last favor for Emerald, kill the others. Badly shaken, but driven to honor the last request of Emerald, Ruby reluctantly reaches her next target, Alexandrite who she gleefully murders. At last with only Jasper remaining she is captured, Jasper asks Ruby why she has set forth to kill him. On hearing it, Jasper arranges for her to get loose, and halfheartedly fights her in the final confrontation. Once he falls, Ruby exalts in her vengeance but admits she is glad it is over so she can go back to a normal life. Then Jasper's advisers hail Ruby as the new Empress, on orders of the repentant Emperor's last will and testament.
Averted: After Garnet's death, Ruby seeks only Jasper's blood.
Lampshaded: "You killed my sister! Prepare to die! ALL OF YOU!"
Invoked: The Emperor sees Ruby as a threat and deliberately provokes her into going on a suicidal mission.
Defied: Knowing the bloodshed her crusade would lead to, Ruby decides to seek justice for her sister's death in a peaceful manner.
Discussed: "It's a wonder the Emperor is still alive, considering all the people with dead loved ones who want to gruesomely kill him."
Deconstructed: Ruby's quest for vengeance takes a psychological toll on her; that's to say nothing of the collateral damage that accumulates around her. And her surviving sisters Pearl and Diamond suffer horribly and are permanently alienated from her.
Reconstructed: While Ruby is sad to be alienated from her sisters, she is now the ruler of Jasper's empire allowing her to become The High Queen, and vows that no one will ever have to endure the loss that she did.
Played For Laughs: Jasper's minions just broke Garnet's leg; she'll heal soon enough... but she's been making Ruby wait on her hand and foot, driving her insane. Thus, Ruby goes to beat up Jasper and everyone else responsible, drag them back home, and make them take care of Garnet while she recovers.