Steven Universe is a Cartoon Network show from Rebecca Sugar, an Adventure Time alum who also created Pug Davis. It is also the first Cartoon Network original created solely by a woman.The show is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate "little brother" to a team of magical guardians of humanity: the Crystal Gems. Steven may not be as powerful as the other Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. And he doesn't have much control over his powers, which originate from the gem in his bellybutton. But that doesn't stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow finding a way to save the day!A comic has been announced for 2014. A short teaser story was released in the Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular.There is a recap page, as well as a Best Episode Crowner. A wiki is here.
Acrofatic: Steve knows how to hoof it when he needs to. His dexterity doesn't suffer much either. He even lampshades this after reassembling his Friendship Breakfast after it flies through the air by catching each piece one by one back on the plate.
Action Girl: The Crystal Gems. They're the self-appointed defenders of the universe.
Accidental Innuendo: In-Universe. In "So Many Birthdays", as Steven enters the doughnut shop as he fluctuating into middle age, he asks Lars and Sadie if they can 'help him into his birthday suit' (actually a crown and cape). He then gets chased out of the shop with a chair.
Adult Fear: Of course, because this is a show targeted towards children, Steven doesn't get killed or even seriously injured, but the fact is that a good chunk of the series so far has a young optimistic boy get thrown into repeated life-threatening situations, some more jarringly dark than others, while the Crystal Gems try their best to keep him safe. "So Many Birthdays" and "Cat Fingers" are the most prime examples, but there are plenty of others.
Aerith and Bob: Names range from Amethyst (exotic, jewel-themed), Garnet and Pearl (jewel-themed, but sometimes used as a given name in real life), and people like Lars, Greg and Steven.
The Ageless: According to Pearl, Gems don't age, but can get hurt and die if fatally injured. The Gems are shocked to see Half-Human Steven rapidly aging, but even he may not be completely exempt from this trope. Steven's magical powers can allow him to change his physical age. He'll stay young as long as he acts like a child. He's literally only as young as he feels.
So far it's only thanks to the TumblrCharacter Blog "Keep Beach City Weird" that viewers can confirm that the show is set in the Delmarva Peninsula on the United States east coast. This would indicate the show most likely takes place in the state of Delaware, which makes sense given Rebecca Sugar herself based Beach City off of beach towns in that region.
Animate Inanimate Object: In "Frybo", Steven acquires a gem shard that can animate clothes. He uses it to bring Frybo, a mascot costume, to life so the guy wearing it can goof off with him. However, Frybo turns evil, so Steven uses more gem shards to bring his own clothes to life so they can defeat it.
Anthropomorphic Food: An evil spirit possesses Steven's breakfast in "Together Breakfast", resulting in this.
The five-pointed star is implied to have some sort of connection to the crystal gems as it appears in all of their designs in one form or another.
Arc Words: "If every porkchop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs." Fits with one of the show's themes of embracing imperfection. This a saying commonly said by Greg, but it turns out that the sentence is a pass-phrase which activates Rose Quartz's (Steven's mother and previous holder of his gem) light cannon.
Asteroids Monster: The bird monster in "Giant Woman" splits into a flock of winged beaks when injured.
Badass Normal: Even without his gem weapon, Steven's still able to kick ass when he needs to. Well, more like come up with a solution that works despite not having mastered his powers yet.
Bare Your Midriff: Steven's gem is located in his navel. His shirt is often lifted, damaged, or removed to draw attention to it.
Batman Gambit: Garnet calls Steven a buttface in the pilot, right before the battle with the Atomic Skull. This is so Steven can use the hourglass, which only works to allow comebacks, to go back in time in case they lose the fight. It works.
Big Creepy-Crawlies: The centipeetles in "Gem Glow"; the babies are roughly the size of an average dog while the mother is as big as a house.
Big Eater: Amethyst, whom Rebecca stated doesn't really need to do so. But just likes doing it. For example, she chases Steven down in "Together Breakfast" to get a bite of Steven's breakfast. A shortened version from the promos:
Amethyst: Oh, what's that, Steven? Steven: It's a together breakfast! Amethyst: GIMME GIMME! (chases Steven down) Steven: AAH! Amethyst: I'M HUNGRY!
Big Fun: Steven and Amethyst are both heavyset and the most laid-back and fun loving of the Gems.
Big "NO!": Steven's reaction to finding that Cookie Cats are no longer being sold.
Bloodless Carnage: The gem monsters conveniently disappear in puffs of smoke when killed.
Body Horror: In "Cat Fingers", when Steven's shapeshifting goes wrong his body becomes a throbbing mass of cats.
Boredom Montage: In "Frybo" when Peedee rides the seahorse at the arcade. As his face goes in and out of camera range, his expression gradually changes from excited to bored.
Brick Joke: In "Cheeseburger Backpack" Steven pulls out a raft to use to get across a fast-moving river, only for the raft to get swept down the waterfall. The raft shows up again at the end of the episode and the Gems use it to paddle home.
British Stuffiness: Garnet is noticeably less uptight than most examples, but her stiff upper lip and accent certainly fit this trope.
Butt Monkey: Poor, poor Fryman in "Laser Light Cannon" gets his sign ripped off by strong gusts and his car crushed by red eye debris.
Due to the shape of the narrative, this has a chance of happening to Steven himself until he realizes he Took a Level in Badass. While the show is consistently about his development and those Hidden Depths alongside the Tagalong Kid, he doesn't know how to fight, nor does he really understand the scope of the Gems' purpose or role and how to take part in it.
Casual Danger Dialog: In "Gem Glow", the Gems chat with Steven while killing a bunch of acid-shooting centipeetles that have invaded the house, topped off by Pearl giving one a Neck Snap without pausing.
Cat Smile: Amethyst often sports one as a simple result of her rather plump lips.
Cats Hate Water: Steven negates his out-of-control cat shapeshifting in "Cat Fingers" by sending himself through Greg's cat wash.
Chekhov's Gun: The hourglass in the pilot episode. It seems to be useless after Steven "ruins" it, but Garnet finds a way to use it.
The glow bracelet in the freezer in "Gem Glow" turns out to be important in the episode "Bubble Buddies", because Steven had been keeping it to return to Connie.
City of Adventure: Beach City, so far, though in the pilot the girls come in from their Crystal Palace, which is presumably off-world.
Colony Drop: The Red Eye in "Laser Light Cannon" tries this. It gets blown up by said cannon.
Comeback Tomorrow: Steven's chosen purpose for the time-traveling crystal is retroactively averting this trope (depending on how you look at it) in the pilot. When Lars insults Steven, Steven leaves the store angrily, only to realize he could have made a comeback to him; however, the crystal allows him to go back in time and make the comeback.
Cool Shades: Garnet has a nice pair of reflective shades.
Curbstomp Battle: The Garnet VS Amethyst fight in "Tiger Millionaire". Garnet only needed one Power Fist to handle Amethyst, and likely would have laid a serious beatdown had Steven not stopped them.
Cutting the Knot: Steven does this twice in "Arcade Mania" to break Garnet out of her trance. The first time, he pulls the plug on the machine, but Garnet just uses her powers to recharge it. Unable to beat her superior reflexes by playing the game, he smashes the screen to make sure she can't fix it, which succeeds in breaking the trance.
Dancing Pants: The clothes brought to life in "Frybo", starting with Steven's own pants.
Death by Childbirth: Rose Quartz "gave up her physical form to bring Steven into the world", as Greg puts it. Since he's shown to have been a bit of a hippie in his younger days, so such choice words wouldn't be out of character for him. Technically, it's not death, but the characters treat the situation similarly.
Demonic Possession: In "Together Breakfast", Steven interrupts Garnet while she's trying to destroy an evil picture, causing the evil to migrate to Steven's breakfast.
Depending on the Artist: Quite visible in "Cheeseburger Backpack", where the art style changes slightly in some scenes.
Diving Save: Played with in "Bubble Buddies" when Steven saves his crush Connie from falling debris by diving on her, though he didn't move her out of the way; his gem suddenly activated and it made a spherical energy shield.
Double Meaning Title: "So Many Birthdays." It can refer to either the series of birthdays Steven has for the other Gems, or Steven triggering rapid aging on himself.
Excuse Plot: In-Universe, the Cookie Cat ice cream sandwich apparently has a theme song about Cookie Cat coming from space and leaving his family behind.
Expository Theme Tune: The Crystal Gems purpose and names are all laid out in the twenty second long theme song, as at the top of the page.
Fastball Special: To destroy the Red Eye, Garnet tries throwing Amethyst at it. It fails every time.
Foil: Pearl and Amethyst play off each other by being opposites in every respect. Pearl is well-mannered, dainty, hard-working, and protective; Amethyst is a slob, ill-mannered, lazy, fun-loving, and irresponsible. Physically, Pearl is skinny while Amethyst is fat. Their differences can even be seen in the way they sit◊.
Steven: Where did you get these? I thought they stopped making them! Pearl: Well, we heard that too, and since they're your favorite... Amethyst: We went out and stole a bunch! Pearl:(annoyed grunt) I went back and paid for them.
Foreshadowing: One of the transformations Amethyst cycles through in "Cat Fingers" is her Purple Puma wrestler persona from "Tiger Millionaire"
The temple that the gems live in is in the shape of an enormous woman with multiple arms. Pearl and Amethyst's fusion ends up having four arms.
The Kirk: Pearl. She tries to balance out logic and emotion. Most of the time she's the one to come up with a plan, but she also doesn't mind engaging in cheering Steven on or scolding him in a motherly fashion.
The McCoy: Amethyst. She's impulsive, emotional, and often puts having a bit of fun at the expense of others before her own duties.
The Spock: Garnet. She's always calm and thinks logically.
Fusion Dance: As shown in "Giant Woman", the Gems can fuse together, forming a giant, composite being that shares their powers. Pearl and Amethyst fuse into a four-armed woman called Opal, able to fuse their whip and spear into a bow. Garnet and Amethyst's fusion, to appear in a future episode, is called Sugilite.
Godzilla Threshold: Steven constantly tries to invoke this in "Giant Woman" because he wants to see Amethyst and Pearl fuse. It ends up being crossed for real when he gets eaten by a giant bird.
Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Averted: the girls all use melee weapons, while Steven uses whatever he can get his hands on, to compensate for his lack of experience and inability to summon his shield.
Half-Human Hybrid: The Crystal Gems are a separate species from humans; Steven is half-human and half-Gem on his mother's side.
Hartman Hips: Garnet, which fits her role as the mature and wise leader.
Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Discussed in "Frybo". Peedee argues that being a Crystal Gem is not a job because they don't get paid. Steven claims that they get paid in the smiles of the people they save. Peedee then confesses that the money he gets doesn't compensate for what the job takes out of him.
Hollywood Acid: The centipeetles in "Gem Glow" spit acid that melts through a wooden floor instantly, and wears down stone in under a minute.
How Do I Shot Web?: Steven has no idea how to activate his Crystal Gem or control the powers that do manifest, and the other teammates don't know how to explain it in words that Steven can understand, either.
Iris Out: Every episode, in the shape of the star on Steven's shirt.
Jerkass: Lars doesn't particularly take Steven and the Gems seriously, as shown in the pilot; he insults them by calling them the "Crystal Fems," and he makes fun of Steven for working with a bunch of girls.
Large and in Charge: The Crystal Gems follow this trope by way of seniority. The two oldest and tallest are Garnet and Pearl in that order whereas the relatively younger and altogether new Amethyst and Steven are squat.
Last of Their Kind: It hasn't been stated in the series yet, but one of the first commercials states that Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl were the last gems before finding Steven.
Leave the Two Lovebirds Alone: When Amethyst and Pearl barge into Steven and Connie's relationship, Garnet carries them away so they won't mess it up.
Garnet: Don't mess with his funky flow.
Literal-Minded: In "So Many Birthdays" Steven makes a joke about Pearl throwing butter out a window "to see a butter fly" and the Gems react with confusion, thinking Steven is saying she really did this.
Love You and Everybody: After Steven first meets Connie, Amethyst teases him because he likes her. Steven protests that he likes everybody.
Luminescent Blush: Pearl gives off a bluish blush from time to time (the blue coloring is likely a result of her skin color being pearly-white).
Magical Girl Warrior: The Crystal Gems and Steven's mom. Steven himself may also qualify - he's a boy, but he still more or less fits the mold.
Manly Tears: Greg sheds tears at the end of "Laser Light Cannon" after he sees that the beam from the cannon forms the shape of his late lover Rose.
Minimalist Cast: So far, there have been four episodes where the main cast was almost completely limited to the four Crystal Gems (and in two cases, a Monster of the Week) — "Cheeseburger Backpack," "Together Breakfast," "Serious Steven," and "Giant Woman."
Monster of the Week: Downplayed. There are monsters with gems in their bodies that the Gems need to stop from reaching the temple but they rarely are the focus of the episode.
"So Many Birthdays" goes from a highly comedic episode to Steven having a mid-life crisis as he rapidly ages until he almost dies.
Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Opal (Pearl and Amethyst's fusion) has four arms and can make use of both Pearl's swordstaff and Amethyst's whip. She can even combine both weapons into a powerful magic bow.
Never Say "Die": Averted, the Gems have said "kill" a few times. Steven's mother is said to have "given up her physical form" to give birth to Steven, but given the magical nature of the Gems that may be more complicated than simple death. In addition, Pearl has explicitly stated that Gems can die, just not from old age (or food poisoning.)
New Content Countdown Clock: On the day of the premiere, there was a clock in the corner of Cartoon Network's programs counting down to the premiere of Steven Universe.
The Needless: The Gems don't need to eat or sleep, but they are still able to. Amethyst embraces both of them with gusto.
In "Cheeseburger Backpack", Steven stuffs practically everything he'll need in his backpack for the trip to the Sea Spire... except for the moon statue which he was supposed to bring to save the place.
Subverted in the same episode - to accommodate his doll, Mr. Queasy, Steven jettisons a First-Aid kit, and we're led to believe that this will be an important plot point. Turns out they never actually need to use a First-Aid kit.
In "Together Breakfast", Steven's attempt to get the Gems together for breakfast ends up causing an evil spirit to possess said breakfast. Steven at least fixed this one by destroying the spirit.
In "Frybo", Steven doesn't pay attention to Pearl's warning about the magic gem shards which animate objects, resulting in a monster born of the Frybo costume which Steven then has to defeat by animating his clothes with the remaining shards.
No Body Left Behind: All of the monsters with gems on them disappear in a puff of smoke when they're killed, leaving only a gem behind (which Garnet usually makes disappear with a magic bubble).
No Endor Holocaust: Averted when the Red Eye in "Laser Light Cannon" is destroyed, as the resulting giant shrapnel causes substantial property damage when it hits the surrounding area. Amethyst lampshades this, saying that Steven saved most of the city.
Non-Action Guy: Greg is not a Crystal Gem. He does get involved when Steven specifically comes to him for help, though. So even if he's not the action type he's more than willing to stick his neck out for his son.
Not So Stoic: In "So Many Birthdays," while the Gems are trying to get Steven to revert to his original age before he dies, Garnet picks Steven up and begins shaking him out of frustration. When Amethyst and Pearl stop her, she is seen walking away crying because she doesn't know what to do.
Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The girls are often off-planet or elsewhere on the planet fighting evil. As Steven isn't ready to join them, they don't take him along. In "Cheeseburger Backpack", for example, they've just returned from fighting a giant bird, and in "Cat Fingers", they journey off to another mission, leaving Steven behind to deal with his own problem.
In "Cheeseburger Backpack," this happens to Steven when he realizes he forgot to pack the statue, which was essential for the mission of the episode.
In "Bubble Buddies", Steven and Connie talk Onion into fetching a harpoon gun to pop the shield bubble. Rather than get a handheld one, however, Onion commandeers a ship-mounted one. Both immediately dive out of the way (as much as is possible, anyway).
The One Guy: Not only is Steven the youngest of the team and the main protagonist, he is also the only male member of the team.
Opposed Mentors: Each of the Gems have their own approach to mentoring Steven, although the only real conflict is between Pearl and Amethyst.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Steven's wrestling persona Tiger Millionaire consists of a business suit and a fake cat nose, and Sadie is still the only person who notices any similarity between the two. Amethyst's persona, the Purple Puma, at least has her shape-shifting powers behind it, but she's still the only person in the city with purple skin and a visible gem in her chest.
Disappeared Dad: Played with. Greg Universe is physically present and emotionally supportive, but the Gems have asked him to stay out matters involving the Gems since he's "kind of a mess". He runs a car wash and lives in his van, while Steven lives at the house in front of the Gem monument. There's nothing stopping Steven from going to see him.
Missing Mom: Steven's mother, Rose Quartz, "gave up her physical form to bring [Steven] into the world" — as Greg puts it.
Parental Substitute: Even though, as noted above, Greg Universe is still around and Steven has no problem going to him, it would seem Steven spends most of his time with the Gems.
Please Put Some Clothes On: Pearl says this to Steven at the end of "Frybo", Steven having brought his clothes to life to battle the mascot costume.
Portal Door: The door at the Gem monument leads to the Gem temple, and opens to specific areas depending on which Gem activates it.
Power Incontinence: Because of his age and inexperience, Steven suffers from this. It is usually played for laughs before being played serious.
Amethyst teaches Steven to use Voluntary Shapeshifting. He succeeds in turning his fingers into cats, but can't change them back and the cats eventually start multiplying all over his body.
Steven involuntarily activates a Deflector Shield to protect Connie, but then they're stuck inside because Steven can't turn it off. When it turns off on its own, they happen to be underwater.
When fretting about his age, Steven's shapeshifting kicks in and causes Rapid Aging.
Power-Up Food: Steven thinks this is the case with his Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches in "Gem Glow". Unfortunately, he fails to take the context into account when he tries to invoke it against the mother centipeetle, only managing to give himself an upset stomach from too much ice cream.
Pro Wrestling Episode/Pro Wrestling Is Real: "Tiger Millionaire", where Amethyst and Steven join an "Underground" wrestling promotion. Gimmicks are accounted for, but the matches don't appear to have been worked.
Pun: Steven says one in "Together Breakfast" about his breakfast (which partly consists of a stack of waffles):
Steven: It's not exactly healthy, but it's in a stack! So I guess you could say it's a... balanced breakfast? Garnet:.....
Prehensile Hair: The skull monster in the pilot has this, and uses it to beat the Gems to a pulp.
Rant Inducing Slight: Steven and Connie are trapped in a magic shield the near-entirety of "Bubble Buddies," with Steven continually assuring her that he'll come up with a plan that works. All of them fail. When they get stuck in an ocean crevice, Connie finally snaps.
Steven: I-It's okay, uh... Connie: IT'S NOT OKAY!!
Really 700 Years Old: The Gems occasionally allude to being centuries old. Steven, being a child, is the only exception. In the pilot episode, Pearl says that they've been protecting the hourglass for a thousand years.
Real Men Wear Pink: Steven wears a pink shirt and sandals. His gem is also bright pink, as is the shield it produces.
Justified because it's a genetic inheritance from his mother, Rose Quartz.
Reality Ensues: The gems use the light cannon to destroy the Red Eye, but it's close enough that the wreckage still rains down on the town. Still, better than a giant crater.
Rock Theme Naming: So far, full-blood Crystal Gems are named after various precious minerals/gemstones (Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, Rose Quartz). The Gems' Fusion Dance forms (Opal and Sugilite) join in the Theme Naming as well.
Shapeshifter Baggage: Amethyst and Steven shift into smaller/larger forms in "Cat Fingers", each time being as light or heavy as would be necessary for that form.
Shapeshifting: The Crystal Gems' can naturally change their shape at will, though Amethyst is the only one that uses it often. Steven tried to do it in "Cat Fingers", but he lost control.
Steven's cat tumors growing out of control in "Cat Fingers" is a reference to Tetsuo losing control of his powers in AKIRA.
In "Tiger Millionaire", Steven's wrestling persona is essentially Mike Rotunda with a cat nose.
"Arcade Mania" has a view arcade games that are clearly references to real life games:
"Teens of Rage" has a name similar to Sega's Streets of Rage beat-em-up series, but looks more like a late-80s/early-90s era Capcom fighter, with the game even being made by a Capcom parody named "Carpcom." Taking things further, this Keep Beach City Weird post indicates that Teens of Rage got a 3D reboot in the mid-90s called "Virtua Teens of Rage," a clear reference to another Sega franchise, Virtua Fighter (accompanied with a fake screenshot of the game, looking almost exactly like the original Virtua Fighter). Ronaldo Fryman's image macro in said blog post even refers to the Capcom expy as "Crapcom," a common derogatory nickname directed at the real life Capcom by people displeased with some of the company's more recent actions (someone on the show crew is clearly a longtime gamer).
The game Pearl plays, "Road Killer," seems to be a parody of car combat games like Twisted Metal.
One of the arcade cabinets was of "Lakewood Plaza Turbo," a dropped Cartoon Network pilot created by Ian Jones-Quartey, the creative director on Steven Universe (also the voice of Wallow on Bravest Warriors and creator of the webcomic RPG World).
"Giant Woman" features Amethyst and Pearl, two equal yet opposite beings, fusing together to form a more powerful multi-armed being. The whole process is reminiscent of fusing Barong and Rangda to summon Shiva in the Megaten series.
The Stoic: Garnet is the aloof leader that never loses her cool.
Stout Strength: Steven appears to possess this. He effortlessly catches Amethyst and manages to keep Lars from being crushed; He's is able to offset the imbalance of the laws of physics inside the Gem palace with little difficulty, including hugging onto a pillar that drops into a Bottomless Pit while one of his hands is still holding the plate of pancakes; and he's able to effortlessly rappel up a wall once he gains his footing, even with an exceptionally powerful gravitational force trying to suck him down.
Super Strength: The Crystal Gems seem to possess some degree of this, Garnet in particular. They easily kill the centipeetles in "Gem Glow", and in "Laser Light Cannon" Garnet throws Amethyst in a Fastball Specialseveral miles away (and the latter easily survives the impact and fall) without even using her Power Fist. Even Steven seems stronger than a boy his age should be.
Tag Along Kid: Steven, he does have a much bigger role than most other tag along kids due to the fact that he has powers that could help, but he's unable to use them. Also, he's the main character so most of the stories center around him.
Taking the Bullet: Parodied when Steven dives to protect his together breakfast from Amethyst's Super Soaker.
Team Mom: Garnet and Pearl seem to share this role for Steven in helping him find his true powers and abilities while also doing more of the caring for him, while Amethyst plays a more sisterly role simply having fun with him. Pearl in particular, scolds Steven in a motherly fashion more often than not.
Pearl definitely has more moments of being a mother figure for Steven, but Garnet is clearly the Team Mom for the other gems. It's implied that that Rose had a lot of Team Mom elements before she faded from reality.
Title Theme Drop: Happens when Steven summons his shield in "Gem Glow." Actually, the theme song is often played in the background in clever ways, such as just using the basic chords from the theme, or remixing the melody very slightly.
Pearl: Calm down, Steven. Breathe; don't force [your power]. Amethyst: Yeah... and try not to poop yourself, either! Garnet: Please, don't.
Too Dumb to Live: While trying to figure out how to pop the Deflector Shield bubble that's trapped him and Connie, Steven suggests rolling in front of a roller coaster. He fails to grasp the obvious problem of what would happen should they succeed. An earthquake knocks them into its path anyway, but fortunately the shield holds.
True Companions: As evident from Amethyst's "You're one of us, Steven. We're not the Crystal Gems without you."
Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Suggested in the case of Steven's parents. Rose Quartz was a beautiful Gem and Greg is a scruffy, balding man with a paunch. Greg himself even wonders what she saw in him.
Viking Funeral: Parodied when the Frybo costume is laid to rest by being burned on a boat.
Vomit Discretion Shot: In "Gem Glow", Steven has a convenient dirt hill to obscure his face as he vomits up the many Cookie Cats he ate in a misguided attempt to activate his powers.
Also happens in "So Many Birthdays" after Amethyst eats a 5-year-old, possibly older, burrito, via a Smash to Black.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Pearl and Amethyst spend almost all of their shared onscreen time arguing, but every once in a while there's a subtle indication that they do care about each other.
Way Past The Expiration Date: Amethyst casually eats a moldy, 5-year-old tuna burrito without giving any thought about it. A few moments later, she clenches her stomach and doubles over, all while Pearl is explaining that the Gems can never die of old age... or food poisoning.
Wave Motion Gun: Rose Quartz's light cannon. It shoots a beam of light in the shape of a flower that blooms into a silhouette of Rose herself.
Weapon of Choice: Each Crystal Gem has a specific weapon, summoned from the gem(s) on their body.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As with Amazing Technicolor Population, this seems to be a thing for the Crystal Gems. Rose has pink hair, Amethyst's is pale purple, and Pearl's is orange. Garnet has black hair in the series, but in the pilot it seemed to be very dark red. Steven averts this.