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* FanonDiscontinuity: Many fans wish this episode never happened. Largely due to Ronaldo being [[UpToEleven even more obnoxious than usual]], nothing of substance happening and all of the interesting plots being wasted. Plenty of veteran fans outright advice newcomers to just skip this episode, as to not waste their time with it.


* {{Anvilicious}}: It comes off as preachy, doing little more than mocking the show's detractors.


* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards[[labelnote:note]]it should be noted that this was entirely the doing of Cartoon Network, rather than the show's crew[[/labelnote]].
* MemeticMutation: This [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/47d64c2b6ae6300b0d4a8f8ca414e117/tumblr_inline_olwvv52FaQ1sd1juf_1280.png face]] that Pearl makes is quickly reaching this status (particularly among people who use it as their reaction to the episode itself).

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* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards[[labelnote:note]]it should be noted that this was entirely the doing of Cartoon Network, rather than the show's crew[[/labelnote]].
* MemeticMutation: This [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/47d64c2b6ae6300b0d4a8f8ca414e117/tumblr_inline_olwvv52FaQ1sd1juf_1280.png face]] that Pearl makes is made quickly reaching this status (particularly became a popular reaction image, particularly among people who use it as their reaction to the episode itself).itself.


* CounterpartComparison: Ronaldo saying "That's rough buddy" to Steven after he reveals why only certain people (like Jasper and Eyeball) refer to him by his gem name drew a lot of comparisons to Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', who had said the exact same thing to Sokka after he says that his first girlfriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext turned into the moon]].


* {{Anvilicious}}: Among the [[HypeBacklash other]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot problems]] [[TookALevelInJerkass with]] this episode, it's a textbook case of this, coming off as preachy, and doing little more than mocking the show's detractors.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Among the [[HypeBacklash other]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot problems]] [[TookALevelInJerkass with]] this episode, it's a textbook case of this, coming It comes off as preachy, and doing little more than mocking the show's detractors.


* HypeBacklash: The day before the episode aired, Cartoon Network released a teaser image of a bloodstone done in the show's style, making many believe that a new Gem would be appearing. Instead, Bloodstone turns out to be nothing more than Ronaldo's Gemsona, and the episode itself ends up being a prime example for why the aforementioned is considered a {{Scrappy}}.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Ronaldo realizes that he's misjudged the Crystal Gems and decides to join them so that he can truly understand and help their cause. But when the Gems go on a mission, they don't allow Ronaldo to join for fear of him becoming TheLoad, which leads to him spending the whole episode acting like {{Jerkass}} to Steven, which leads to Steven [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out]]. While the Gems' decision [[JustifiedTrope was understandable]], and he still learned something by the end, not allowing him to come effectively squandered a golden opportunity for Ronaldo to see what the Gems do first hand, gain deeper respect for them, and allow for positive CharacterDevelopment for him. It also could have allowed the episode to incorporate action while also giving the show an equally viable means of showcasing the Gem that was [[HypeBacklash hyped in marketing but turned out to be Ronaldo's Gemsona]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Ronaldo realizes that he's misjudged the Crystal Gems and decides to join them so that he can truly understand and help their cause. But when the Gems go on a mission, they don't allow Ronaldo to join for fear of him becoming TheLoad, which leads to him spending the whole episode acting like {{Jerkass}} to Steven, which leads to Steven [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out]]. While the Gems' decision [[JustifiedTrope was understandable]], and he still learned something by the end, not allowing him to come effectively squandered a golden opportunity for Ronaldo to see what the Gems do first hand, gain deeper respect for them, and allow for positive CharacterDevelopment for him. It also could have allowed the episode to incorporate action while also giving the show an equally viable means of showcasing the Gem that was [[HypeBacklash hyped in marketing but turned out to be Ronaldo's Gemsona]].Gemsona.

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* DontShootTheMessage: Controversies aside, the episode still has some important morals, like "Don't act like you have authority over a group you don't belong to" and "You shouldn't support something just to boost your own ego." Most importantly, it shows that people who are willing to overcome bigoted tendencies still can't change overnight, and while some never do, other just progress slowly.


* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards (it should be noted that this was entirely the doing of Cartoon Network, rather than the show's crew).

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* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards (it afterwards[[labelnote:note]]it should be noted that this was entirely the doing of Cartoon Network, rather than the show's crew). crew[[/labelnote]].


* HypeBacklash: The day before the episode aired, Cartoon Network released a teaser image of a bloodstone done in the show's style, making many believe that a new Gem would be appearing. Instead, Bloodstone turns out to be nothing more than Ronaldo's Gemsona, and the episode itself ends up being a prime example for why the aforementioned is considered a Scrappy.

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* HypeBacklash: The day before the episode aired, Cartoon Network released a teaser image of a bloodstone done in the show's style, making many believe that a new Gem would be appearing. Instead, Bloodstone turns out to be nothing more than Ronaldo's Gemsona, and the episode itself ends up being a prime example for why the aforementioned is considered a Scrappy.{{Scrappy}}.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Ronaldo realizes that he's misjudged the Crystal Gems and decides to join them so that he can truly understand and help their cause. But when the Gems go on a mission, they don't allow Ronaldo to join for fear of him becoming TheLoad, which leads to him spending the whole episode acting like {{Jerkass}} to Steven, which leads to Steven [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out]]. While the Gems' decision [[JustifiedTrope was understandable]], and he still learned something by the end, not allowing him to come effectively squandered a golden opportunity for Ronaldo to see what the Gems do first hand, gain deeper respect for them, and allow for positive CharacterDevelopment for him. It also could have allowed the episode to incorporate action [[spoiler:while also giving the show an equally viable means of showcasing the Gem that was [[HypeBacklash hyped in marketing but turned out to be Ronaldo's Gemsona.]]]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Ronaldo realizes that he's misjudged the Crystal Gems and decides to join them so that he can truly understand and help their cause. But when the Gems go on a mission, they don't allow Ronaldo to join for fear of him becoming TheLoad, which leads to him spending the whole episode acting like {{Jerkass}} to Steven, which leads to Steven [[WhatTheHellHero calling him out]]. While the Gems' decision [[JustifiedTrope was understandable]], and he still learned something by the end, not allowing him to come effectively squandered a golden opportunity for Ronaldo to see what the Gems do first hand, gain deeper respect for them, and allow for positive CharacterDevelopment for him. It also could have allowed the episode to incorporate action [[spoiler:while while also giving the show an equally viable means of showcasing the Gem that was [[HypeBacklash hyped in marketing but turned out to be Ronaldo's Gemsona.]]]] Gemsona]].


* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards.

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* InternetBackdraft: A number of fans were quite vocal about their disappointment due to a teaser image released a day before the episode aired, made to appear as if a new Gem was going to be introduced. Said new Gem ended up being Ronaldo's Gemsona. Although many guessed correctly ahead of time that this would be the case, many who didn't felt tricked afterwards.afterwards (it should be noted that this was entirely the doing of Cartoon Network, rather than the show's crew).

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* AcceptableTargets: Bloggers who complain about every little problem they see, no matter how minor it is.


* CriticalDissonance: Many review websites praised the episode for its message about problematic allyships in minority groups. However, many fans disliked the episode for its {{Anvicilious}} delivery, and not being a very fun or enjoyable episode to watch.

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* CriticalDissonance: Many review websites praised the episode for its message about problematic allyships in minority groups. However, many fans disliked the episode for its {{Anvicilious}} {{Anvilicious}} delivery, and not being a very fun or enjoyable episode to watch.

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* CriticalDissonance: Many review websites praised the episode for its message about problematic allyships in minority groups. However, many fans disliked the episode for its {{Anvicilious}} delivery, and not being a very fun or enjoyable episode to watch.


* CounterpartComparison: Ronaldo saying "That's rough buddy" to Steven after he reveals why only certain people (like Jasper and Eyeball) refer to him by his gem name drew a lot of comparisons to Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', who had said the exact same thing to Sokka after he states that his first girlfriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext turned into the moon]].

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* CounterpartComparison: Ronaldo saying "That's rough buddy" to Steven after he reveals why only certain people (like Jasper and Eyeball) refer to him by his gem name drew a lot of comparisons to Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', who had said the exact same thing to Sokka after he states says that his first girlfriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext turned into the moon]].

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