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* After the series ended with Peridot never once fusing with anyone despite some teasing early on, some fans starting seeing her as asexual.


** Also of note is Spinel continuing to laugh after Steven hits her with The Rejuvenator. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]

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** Also of note is Spinel continuing to laugh after Steven hits her with The Rejuvenator. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out of her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]


** Also of note is Spinel countiuing to laugh after Steven hits her with The Rejuvenater. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]

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** Also of note is Spinel countiuing continuing to laugh after Steven hits her with The Rejuvenater.Rejuvenator. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]


** Also of note is Spinel countiuing to laugh after Steven hits her with Rejuvenater. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she just not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]

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** Also of note is Spinel countiuing to laugh after Steven hits her with The Rejuvenater. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she just not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]


** Also involving Spinel's actions, late into the film she is holding Steven several hundred feet above ground that's covered in a sea of her injectors poison, he can't do anything to stop her from dropping him, and she's made it clear that she intends to kill him. But instead of capitalizing on this opportunity immediately, she decides to savor the moment until he realizes (partially thanks to her own word) what he needed to regain his powers, before dropping him now that he's able to save himself. Was this just typical BondVillainStupidity or [[spoiler: was it the part of her deep down that didn't ''want'' to hurt Steven causing her to hesitate, as again, supported by her Villainous Breakdown in the ensuing confrontation.]]

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** Also involving Spinel's actions, late into the film she is holding Steven several hundred feet above ground that's covered in a sea of her injectors injector's poison, he can't do anything to stop her from dropping him, and she's made it clear that she intends to kill him. But instead of capitalizing on this opportunity immediately, she decides to savor the moment and gloat until he realizes (partially thanks to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain her own word) words]]) what he needed to regain his powers, before dropping him now that he's able to save himself. Was this just typical BondVillainStupidity or [[spoiler: was it the part of her deep down that didn't ''want'' to hurt Steven causing her to hesitate, as again, supported by her Villainous Breakdown in the ensuing confrontation.]]

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** Also involving Spinel's actions, late into the film she is holding Steven several hundred feet above ground that's covered in a sea of her injectors poison, he can't do anything to stop her from dropping him, and she's made it clear that she intends to kill him. But instead of capitalizing on this opportunity immediately, she decides to savor the moment until he realizes (partially thanks to her own word) what he needed to regain his powers, before dropping him now that he's able to save himself. Was this just typical BondVillainStupidity or [[spoiler: was it the part of her deep down that didn't ''want'' to hurt Steven causing her to hesitate, as again, supported by her Villainous Breakdown in the ensuing confrontation.]]

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** Also of note is Spinel countiuing to laugh after Steven hits her with Rejuvenater. Was she just so far gone at that point that she didn't realise or care that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia all her memories would be wiped]] and the person she is now would be essentially dead? Did she just not care because her revenge plan has seemingly succeeded and it just didn't matter to her what happened afterwards? Or was that part of Spinel's plan ''all along''? If so, was it just because being reset conveniently meant Steven couldn't get any information out her that would help him undo her plan or was it because she [[DrivenToSuicide didn't want to continue on like she was]] and/or atleast part of her knew she hated what she's become and wants to go back to who she was before she was driven to villainy? [[spoiler: This is supported by her VillainousBreakdown.]]


** [[spoiler: Pink Diamond's abandonment of Spinel. It's very unclear just why she did so, especially given how uncharacteristically cold it would be of her given her BenevolentBoss behavior. Did Pink simply outgrow their playtime and didn't know how to break this to Spinel? Was their playtime the refuge from sadness that Spinel described it as but was starting to see diminishing returns and Pink couldn't bring herself to say so? Did Pink try to explain things to her only for Spinel to not comprehend what she was saying? Was it an extension of some of her immaturity at the time that was a result of coming before Pink's CharacterDevelopment? Was Pink trying to act like the other Diamonds in leaving Spinel behind? Did Spinel already have some {{Yandere}} traits and Pink chose a method that would stave off any real trouble? Did Pink honestly intend to return for Spinel but couldn't because of everything that happened? Did Pink believe that Spinel would be taken care of by the other Diamonds and reassigned or some such so she didn't consider it an issue?]]
** [[spoiler: Spinel hitting the DespairEventHorizon. While it's pretty clear cut that Pink's abandonment is responsible for her losing it, is it just from the act? Or is it that Spinel would have gone mad under any circumstance that kept Pink away for long enough because of how her gem type is hardwired? Or is it that Spinel is a standard representative of her gem type but had {{Yandere}} tendencies as an anomaly that would have boiled over no matter what? That she actively ''wanted'' revenge on Pink Diamond for abandoning her stands out given that Homeworld Gems don't have an easy time shrugging off their "default settings". Lapis was put in a horrific AndIMustScream situation by Homeworld and still chose to blame and lash out at the Crystal Gems rather than put the blame on Homeworld itself so Spinel choosing by herself to turn against her former Diamond definitely raises some questions.]]

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** [[spoiler: Pink Diamond's abandonment of Spinel. It's very unclear just why she did so, especially given how uncharacteristically cold it would be of her given her BenevolentBoss behavior. Did Pink simply outgrow their playtime and didn't know how to break this to Spinel? Was their playtime the refuge from sadness that Spinel described it as but was starting to see diminishing returns and Pink couldn't bring herself to say so? Did Pink try to explain things to her only for Spinel to not comprehend what she was saying? Was it an extension of some of her immaturity at the time that was a result of coming before Pink's CharacterDevelopment? Was Pink trying to act like the other Diamonds in leaving Spinel behind? Did Spinel already have some {{Yandere}} traits and Pink chose a method that would stave off any real trouble? Did Pink honestly intend to return for Spinel but couldn't because of everything that happened? Did Pink believe that Spinel would be taken care of by the other Diamonds and reassigned or some such so she didn't consider it an issue?]]
issue? WordOfGod from an interview about just why Pink did this has it as a mix of Spinel growing overwhelming for her to handle, Pink herself trying to move forward and outgrowing Spinel, and Pink just not considering how Spinel would react to everything with a dose of DidntThinkThisThrough in how she handled things.]]
** [[spoiler: Spinel hitting the DespairEventHorizon. While it's pretty clear cut that Pink's abandonment is responsible for her losing it, is it just from the act? Or is it that Spinel would have gone mad under any circumstance that kept Pink away for long enough because of how her gem type is hardwired? Or is it that Spinel is a standard representative of her gem type but had {{Yandere}} tendencies as an anomaly that would have boiled over no matter what? Could it have been a result of her gem type simply not being able to process the emotions she felt because they're made for fun and joy and the contradiction drove her mad? That she actively ''wanted'' revenge on Pink Diamond for abandoning her stands out given that Homeworld Gems don't have an easy time shrugging off their "default settings". Lapis was put in a horrific AndIMustScream situation by Homeworld and still chose to blame and lash out at the Crystal Gems rather than put the blame on Homeworld itself so Spinel choosing by herself to turn against her former Diamond definitely raises some questions.]]

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* TheMovie definitely leaves room for ambiguity:
** [[spoiler: Pink Diamond's abandonment of Spinel. It's very unclear just why she did so, especially given how uncharacteristically cold it would be of her given her BenevolentBoss behavior. Did Pink simply outgrow their playtime and didn't know how to break this to Spinel? Was their playtime the refuge from sadness that Spinel described it as but was starting to see diminishing returns and Pink couldn't bring herself to say so? Did Pink try to explain things to her only for Spinel to not comprehend what she was saying? Was it an extension of some of her immaturity at the time that was a result of coming before Pink's CharacterDevelopment? Was Pink trying to act like the other Diamonds in leaving Spinel behind? Did Spinel already have some {{Yandere}} traits and Pink chose a method that would stave off any real trouble? Did Pink honestly intend to return for Spinel but couldn't because of everything that happened? Did Pink believe that Spinel would be taken care of by the other Diamonds and reassigned or some such so she didn't consider it an issue?]]
** [[spoiler: Spinel hitting the DespairEventHorizon. While it's pretty clear cut that Pink's abandonment is responsible for her losing it, is it just from the act? Or is it that Spinel would have gone mad under any circumstance that kept Pink away for long enough because of how her gem type is hardwired? Or is it that Spinel is a standard representative of her gem type but had {{Yandere}} tendencies as an anomaly that would have boiled over no matter what? That she actively ''wanted'' revenge on Pink Diamond for abandoning her stands out given that Homeworld Gems don't have an easy time shrugging off their "default settings". Lapis was put in a horrific AndIMustScream situation by Homeworld and still chose to blame and lash out at the Crystal Gems rather than put the blame on Homeworld itself so Spinel choosing by herself to turn against her former Diamond definitely raises some questions.]]


* The exact relationship between Amethyst and Greg as shown in 'Maximum Capacity'. Was Amethyst's reaction in this episode akin to a child who's working through the grief of her mother-figure getting into a new relationship and then dying? Or, as another fan contingent suggests, was there also something romantic/sexual going on between the two of them? Similarly, the fandom is also split between those who feel that despite her cruel actions in the episode, Amethyst was still sympathetic considering her back-story (and apology), and those who felt she crossed a line.

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* The exact relationship between Amethyst and Greg as shown in 'Maximum Capacity'."Maximum Capacity". Was Amethyst's reaction in this episode akin to a child who's working through the grief of her mother-figure getting into a new relationship and then dying? Or, as another fan contingent suggests, was there also something romantic/sexual going on between the two of them? Similarly, the fandom is also split between those who feel that despite her cruel actions in the episode, Amethyst was still sympathetic considering her back-story (and apology), and those who felt she crossed a line.


** [[spoiler:Was Pink Diamond the real Rose Quartz all along, or was there an actual rebel Rose who she replaced at some point?]]

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** [[spoiler:Was Pink Diamond the real Rose Quartz all along, or was there an actual rebel Rose who she replaced at some point?]]point?]] Though, the information we currently have suggests the former.


* In "Together Alone", Steven and Connie accidently fuse into Stevonnie again, right in front of the Diamonds. Garnet, Opal and a Jade Fusion jump to their defense, only to get poofed by Yellow. Was this the moment where the Diamonds finally snapped after repressing their prejudices against fusion for Pink's sake? Or where they simply [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim trying to protect Pink]] from [[EvilerThanThou White's wrath]]?

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* In "Together Alone", Steven and Connie accidently fuse into Stevonnie again, right in front of the Diamonds. Garnet, Opal and a Jade Fusion jump to their defense, only to get poofed by Yellow. Was this the moment where the Diamonds finally snapped after repressing their prejudices against fusion for Pink's sake? Or where were they simply [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim trying to protect Pink]] from [[EvilerThanThou White's wrath]]?


* In "Together Alone", Steven and Connie accidently fuse into Stevonnie again, right in front of the Diamonds. Garnet, Opal and a Jade Fusion jump to their defense, only to get poofed by Yellow. Was this the moment where the Diamonds finally snapped after repressing their prejudices against fusion for Pink's sake? Or where they simply [[BreakTheirHeartToSaveThem trying to protect Pink]] from [[EvilerThanThou White's wrath]]?

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* In "Together Alone", Steven and Connie accidently fuse into Stevonnie again, right in front of the Diamonds. Garnet, Opal and a Jade Fusion jump to their defense, only to get poofed by Yellow. Was this the moment where the Diamonds finally snapped after repressing their prejudices against fusion for Pink's sake? Or where they simply [[BreakTheirHeartToSaveThem [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim trying to protect Pink]] from [[EvilerThanThou White's wrath]]?

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* In "Together Alone", Steven and Connie accidently fuse into Stevonnie again, right in front of the Diamonds. Garnet, Opal and a Jade Fusion jump to their defense, only to get poofed by Yellow. Was this the moment where the Diamonds finally snapped after repressing their prejudices against fusion for Pink's sake? Or where they simply [[BreakTheirHeartToSaveThem trying to protect Pink]] from [[EvilerThanThou White's wrath]]?

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** After getting the full story in "Now We're Only Falling Apart," there's a theory that [[spoiler:Pink/Rose never reciprocated Pearl's obvious feelings for her because she was well aware of the power imbalance between them and worried that it was only the adoration all Pearls are supposed to have for their owners rather than genuine love, which she'd never been comfortable with in the first place. But at the same time, she couldn't explain this to Pearl because it would conflict with her desire to see Pearl make her own autonomous choices.]]

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