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* DoubleMeaning: Peridot steps out in the rain, and says "Cool." She's echoing Steven's slang, noting the temperature of the water, and unusually for her, learning about something by feeling it with her bare hands.



* HoldingHands: Steven makes Peridot hold hands as they investigate the Cluster, nominally so they'll stay together, but more likely Steven's idea of a bonding activity. Peridot takes him entirely seriously, and only lets go after politely pointing out when she needs both hands.



* ImStandingRightHere: Pearl speaks of Peridot even as they're on opposite sides of a regular door.
-->'''Pearl:''' Don't worry, she's harmless without her limb enhancers.\\
'''Peridot:''' I'M NOT HARMLESS!\\
'''Pearl:''' Oh, hush up!



* PetTheDog: After Steven explains and shows Peridot rain, she goes out of the way (and clearly goes against the behavior she's used to) to say "Thank you."



* RedemptionInTheRain: Peridot stops being even a pretend antagonist when Steven brings her out into the rain, with choir music and a softer, slower version of her {{leitmotif}} in the background. "Cool."
** She's echoing Steven's slang, noting the temperature of the water, and unusually for her, learning about something by feeling it with her bare hands.

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* RedemptionInTheRain: Peridot stops being becomes openly willing to cooperate with Steven, and even a pretend antagonist starts empathizing with him, when Steven he brings her out into the rain, with choir music and a softer, slower version of her {{leitmotif}} in the background. "Cool."
** She's echoing Steven's slang, noting the temperature of the water, and unusually for her, learning about something by feeling it with her bare hands.


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* RevealShot: The episode begins with the Crystal Gems and Peridot [[ClosedDoorRapport arguing from opposite sides of the bathroom door]], with Steven apparently absent. Then a flushing toilet is heard, Steven walks in from the bathroom side, and he tells Peridot she doesn't have to look away anymore.


* RealityEnsues: Although Steven has some awesome powers and Earth knowledge, which Peridot recognizes, he's only a child in the face of an EarthShatteringKaboom and not omnipotent. Steven says as much in the Kindergarten before the forced fusions go after him and Peridot, and she faces that reality when they get cornered.


* HarsherInHindsight: Steven being able to remove a panel Peridot can't seems funny because it highlights how lost Peri is without her limb enhancers. [[spoiler:Then we later discover Peridot is an Era 2 Gem and was made without ''many'' of the standard Gem abilities...]]


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When using his soup pot as a metaphor for rain, Peridot takes it too literally and assumes rainwater is scalding hot.


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* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: When using his soup pot as a metaphor for rain, Peridot takes it too literally and assumes rainwater is scalding hot.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Steven being able to remove a panel Peridot can't seems funny because it highlights how lost Peri is without her limb enhancers. [[spoiler:Then we later discover Peridot is an Era 2 Gem and was made without ''many'' of the standard Gem abilities...]]


* HowIsThatEvenPossible: Peridot's reaction to learning about Steven being a HalfHumanHybrid. After he refers to the tale as "The Ballad of Greg and Rose", she stops caring.

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* HowIsThatEvenPossible: When Peridot's reaction to learning about learns Steven being is a HalfHumanHybrid. HalfHumanHybrid, she asks how that's possible. After he refers to the tale as "The "[[BalladOfX The Ballad of Greg and Rose", Rose]]", she stops caring.


* SuppressedHistory: There are some hints that the reports Peridot read glossed over some details. For example, she doesn't mention the use of fallen Crystal Gems in the fusion experiments at all. Neither does she realize the significance of Steven's gem, despite recognizing it as some type of quartz and Steven calling his birth "The Ballad of Rose and Greg." She regards the reason Homeworld left Earth was because it ceased being a viable colony, not because of a civil war that broke out and forced them to leave. [[MetaphoricallyTrue Not that it's entirely false though]].



* WrittenByTheWinners: There are some hints that the reports Peridot read glossed over some details. For example, she doesn't mention the use of fallen Crystal Gems in the fusion experiments at all. Neither does she realize the significance of Steven's gem, despite recognizing it as some type of quartz and Steven calling his birth "The Ballad of Rose and Greg."
** She regards the reason Homeworld left Earth was because it ceased being a viable colony, not because of a civil war that broke out and forced them to leave. [[MetaphoricallyTrue Not that it's entirely false though]].


* GenreSavvy: Steven doesn't trust Peridot entirely and keeps a close eye on her in case she tries anything.


-->'''Steven:''' That's a story I like to call "The Ballad of Greg and Rose..."

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-->'''Steven:''' That's a story I like to call "The Ballad of Greg Rose and Rose...Greg..."


->'''Steven''': Everything is fine. It's just thunder. It happens when it rains.

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->'''Steven''': -->'''Steven''': Everything is fine. It's just thunder. It happens when it rains.

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->'''Steven''': Everything is fine. It's just thunder. It happens when it rains.

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* UniversalUniverseTime: While telling Steven about the Cluster, Peridot mentions that she learned about the Cluster by reading "a few hundred years worth of reports". This makes it seem like the Gem Homeworld and its empire are inexplicably using the same units to measure time as on Earth. Although she could have been using a different definition of "year", perhaps defined based on how long Homeworld takes to orbit its own star, it seems more likely that she speaks in terms of years simply for [[BellisariosMaxim the same reason]] that she [[AliensSpeakingEnglish can easily communicate easily with Steven in the first place]].

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* UniversalUniverseTime: While telling Steven about the Cluster, Peridot mentions that she learned about the Cluster by reading "a few hundred years worth of reports". This makes it seem like the Gem Homeworld and its empire are inexplicably using the same units to measure time as on Earth. Although she could have been using a different definition of "year", perhaps defined based on how long Homeworld takes to orbit its own star, it seems more likely that she speaks in terms of years simply for [[BellisariosMaxim the same reason]] that she [[AliensSpeakingEnglish can easily communicate easily with Steven in the first place]].

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* UniversalUniverseTime: While telling Steven about the Cluster, Peridot mentions that she learned about the Cluster by reading "a few hundred years worth of reports". This makes it seem like the Gem Homeworld and its empire are inexplicably using the same units to measure time as on Earth. Although she could have been using a different definition of "year", perhaps defined based on how long Homeworld takes to orbit its own star, it seems more likely that she speaks in terms of years simply for [[BellisariosMaxim the same reason]] that she [[AliensSpeakingEnglish can easily communicate easily with Steven in the first place]].

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