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* ExpositionBeam: Lapis is able to reflect her memories using water as a mirror, possibly a remnant of being stuck in the mirror since her eyes take on the mirror form that they had when she was first freed.



* InstantOracleJustAddWater: Lapis is able to reflect her memories using water as a mirror, possibly a remnant of being stuck in the mirror since her eyes take on the mirror form that they had when she was first freed.


* FriendOrFoe: Lapis was put in the mirror because she was mistaken for a Crystal Gem by Homeworld, [[InterrogatedForNothing who tried to interrogate her with questions she couldn't answer]].



* MisplacedRetribution: Lapis seems to blame the Crystal Gems for finding and keeping the mirror more than she blames the Homeworld forces for imprisoning her in the mirror in the first place, though the MistakenIdentity thing may be part of it as well. Of course, the fact that it may have been a Crystal Gem who poofed her to begin with may not have helped.
* MistakenIdentity: Lapis was put in the mirror because she was mistaken for a Crystal Gem by Homeworld, who tried to interrogate her with questions she couldn't answer.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Lapis seems to blame the Crystal Gems for finding and keeping the mirror more than she blames the Homeworld forces for imprisoning her in the mirror in the first place, though the MistakenIdentity FriendOrFoe thing may be part of it as well. Of course, the fact that it may have been a Crystal Gem who poofed her to begin with may not have helped.
* MistakenIdentity: Lapis was put in the mirror because she was mistaken for a Crystal Gem by Homeworld, who tried to interrogate her with questions she couldn't answer.
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At least one citizen in Jersey didn't see anything odd about a blue woman with wings made of water carrying a child on her back through the sky, except that they were doing it ''in'' Jersey.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At least one citizen in Jersey didn't see anything odd about a blue woman with wings made of water carrying flying a child on her back through the sky, except that they were doing it ''in'' Jersey.flying around ''Jersey's'' sky.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At least one citizen in Jersey didn't see anything odd about a blue woman with wings made of water carrying a child on her back through the sky, except that they were doing it ''in'' Jersey.
-->'''Jersey man''': ''(throws shoe at them from off-screen)'' Quit flying' in our sky, ya mooks!


* EarlyBirdCameo: Bismuth appears in silhouetted form in Lapis' flashback, long before her appearance later in the season.

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** A small one to "Mirror Gem" as when someone throws a projectile at Steven and Lapis for flying, they both respond by making a farting noise in response - similar to how Steven and Mirror-Lapis did during that episode. They both still find it hilarious.


* CallForward: Bismuth appears as the Crystal Gem who poofs Lapis, 17 episodes before her appearance proper.


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* AlternateUniverseFic: Teased when Lapis and Steven are flying above Empire City. Steven says Lapis could be trying to make it in the big city, working at a local coffee shop and going home to a wacky roommate, pretty much the basis of any given Coffee Shop AU. Lapis has no idea what he's on about.


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* CoffeeShopAUFic: Teased when Lapis and Steven are flying above Empire City. Steven says Lapis could be trying to make it in the big city, working at a local coffee shop and going home to a wacky roommate, pretty much the basis of any given Coffee Shop AU. Lapis has no idea what he's on about.


* TraumaButton: Seeing the Galaxy Warp is this for Lapis, causing her to zone out and nearly drop Steven.



* {{Trigger}}: Seeing the Galaxy Warp is this for Lapis, causing her to zone out and nearly drop Steven.


* AlternateUniverseFic: Teased when Lapis and Steven are flying above Empire City. Steven says Lapis could be trying to make it in the big city, working at a local coffee shop and going home to a whacky roommate, pretty much the basis of any given Coffee Shop AU. Lapis has no idea what he's on about.

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* AlternateUniverseFic: Teased when Lapis and Steven are flying above Empire City. Steven says Lapis could be trying to make it in the big city, working at a local coffee shop and going home to a whacky wacky roommate, pretty much the basis of any given Coffee Shop AU. Lapis has no idea what he's on about.

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* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: A variation; when Steven is trying to find Lion, he starts calling out "Lion", repeatedly, and ends it with a drawn out "Leon". Leon is a first name of Greek origin that means "Lion" in several other languages.


** Near the end of Lapis' flashback, there's a bright flash of light immediately after the last of the Homeworld Gems flee. Said flash is shaped like a four-pointed star ([[ArcSymbol not unlike an exaggerated diamond]]) and has a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience yellow, blue and white halo]]. [[ThemeSongReveal The tiniest snippet]] of the Diamonds' DroneOfDread Leitmotif accompanies the FadeToWhite...

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** Near the end of Lapis' flashback, there's a bright flash of light immediately after the last of the Homeworld Gems flee. Said flash is shaped like a four-pointed star ([[ArcSymbol not unlike an exaggerated diamond]]) and has a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience yellow, blue and white halo]]. [[ThemeSongReveal The tiniest snippet]] of the Diamonds' DroneOfDread Leitmotif {{Leitmotif}} accompanies the FadeToWhite...


** Near the end of Lapis' flashback, there's a bright flash of light immediately after the last of the Homeworld Gems flee. Said flash is shaped like a four-pointed star ([[ArcSymbol not unlike an exaggerated diamond]]) and has a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience yellow, blue and white halo]]. [[ThemeSongReveal The tiniest snippet]] of the Diamonds' DroneOfDread Lietmotif accompanies the FadeToWhite...

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** Near the end of Lapis' flashback, there's a bright flash of light immediately after the last of the Homeworld Gems flee. Said flash is shaped like a four-pointed star ([[ArcSymbol not unlike an exaggerated diamond]]) and has a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience yellow, blue and white halo]]. [[ThemeSongReveal The tiniest snippet]] of the Diamonds' DroneOfDread Lietmotif Leitmotif accompanies the FadeToWhite...

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* AlternateUniverseFic: Teased when Lapis and Steven are flying above Empire City. Steven says Lapis could be trying to make it in the big city, working at a local coffee shop and going home to a whacky roommate, pretty much the basis of any given Coffee Shop AU. Lapis has no idea what he's on about.






* MixedMetaphor: When describing Empire City to Lapis, Steven mixes up the "what happens in x stays in x" and "the city that never sleeps" sayings to get "what happens in Empire City never sleeps".
** Justified in that [[https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/733448482917212161 Empire City is a combination of New York City and Las Vegas (as well as Paris)]], and "What happens in Empire City never sleeps" is actually its official slogan, not a mix-up.

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* MixedMetaphor: When describing Empire City to Lapis, Steven mixes up the "what happens in x stays in x" and "the city that never sleeps" sayings to get "what happens in Empire City never sleeps".
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sleeps". Justified in that [[https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/733448482917212161 Empire City is a combination of New York City and Las Vegas (as well as Paris)]], and "What happens in Empire City never sleeps" is actually its official slogan, not a mix-up.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Steven is so busy convincing Lapis that Earth isn't so bad that he forgets to let her know one of her former jailers is now working with the team... and already living where Lapis decides to settle down.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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Steven is so busy convincing Lapis that Earth isn't so bad that he forgets to let her know one of her former jailers is now working with the team... and already living where Lapis decides to settle down.

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