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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise. However, many like to paint Spinel as TheWoobie; a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong before her FaceHeelTurn. While true of her original self, this is not at all accurate to Spinel's villainous form. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her. And unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, Spinel is fully aware that Steven is not Pink Diamond, and that she's taking out her pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her. But as a villain, Spinel simply doesn't care, and this attitude lasts until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise. However, many like to paint Spinel as TheWoobie; a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong before her FaceHeelTurn. While true of her original self, this is not at all accurate to Spinel's villainous form. Spinel pre-HeelFaceTurn; she came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her. And unlike Unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, Spinel is fully aware that Steven is not Pink Diamond, and that she's taking out her pain on billions of people others who have done absolutely nothing to her. But as a villain, Spinel her, but she simply doesn't care, and this attitude lasts recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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* When Spinel makes her appearance, Pearl recognizes her, because they both belonged to Pink Diamond. After Spinel tosses the Crystal Gems around and thrashes them, Steven asks Pearl who she is. Spinel gets irate on hearing this and launches into her second verse, and her second assault.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Pearl would invoke MusicalisInteruptus, quickly say, "That's Spinel" and lead the Crystal Gems on a tactical retreat to get some distance from her. Then she could quickly who Spinel is and why she didn't believe it was her-- due to her not seeing Spinel in thousands of years and Pink never saying where she has left Spinel.\\
'''Instead''': The Gems focus on dodging Spinel and still trying to mount a defense. Pearl never interrupts Spinel's verse about the new game she's starting.\\
'''The Result''': Spinel hits all the Gems with the rejuvenator, gets hit herself, and only gets to explain later how Pink Diamond hurt her.


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** After all the chaos has happened, the Diamonds come to Earth and say they're going to live with Steven. Then they look around and see the damage from the Injector.\\
'''You'd Expect''': They would know that Earth has been attacked, by Gem technology. Then they could ask Steven what happened and he could explain while making sure they don't hurt a regretful Spinel. After all, they visited Earth a few years ago, and Blue has made frequent trips to mourn Pink. This isn't normal\\
'''Instead''': They abort the move by saying the planet is "disgusting" and completely overlook that Steven must have been through something. This isn't jerk behavior; they say they want to make up for their past behavior towards Pink Diamond by treating her son well, but forget the cursory facts about this planet.\\
'''The Result''': Steven has to heal the Earth alone with smooches while not receiving any help from the Diamonds. While he's a healer, they could enhance his powers at least given they restored all the corrupted Gems.


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** Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizing her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.
** Later, when [[IncomingHam Spinel]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.

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NarmCharm: Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizing her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.
** Later, when [[IncomingHam Spinel]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.
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** ** "In the garden, Spinel is still waiting." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans will often note, with a [[BlackComedy darkly comic]] stint, that almost ''any'' happy scenes or moments in the series are much harder to watch with the knowledge that, somewhere out in space, Spinel is still waiting for Pink Diamond to come back to the garden.[[/labelnote]]

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** ** "In the garden, Spinel is still waiting." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans will often note, with a [[BlackComedy darkly comic]] stint, that almost ''any'' happy scenes or moments in the series are much harder to watch with the knowledge that, somewhere out in space, Spinel is still waiting for Pink Diamond to come back to the garden.[[/labelnote]]


** Fans will often note, with a [[BlackComedy darkly comic]] stint, that almost ''any'' happy scenes or moments in the series are much harder to watch with the knowledge that, somewhere out in space, Spinel is still waiting for Pink Diamond to come back to the garden.

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** Fans ** "In the garden, Spinel is still waiting." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fans will often note, with a [[BlackComedy darkly comic]] stint, that almost ''any'' happy scenes or moments in the series are much harder to watch with the knowledge that, somewhere out in space, Spinel is still waiting for Pink Diamond to come back to the garden. garden.[[/labelnote]]



** "In the garden, Spinel is still waiting." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The revelation of Spinel's backstory caused almost all of the series to become HarsherInHindsight, because Spinel was standing still, waiting for Pink to return to the Garden right up until the events of the film. In almost any comment section or discussion about any moment of the series (including happy or heartwarming ones), some fan will act as a MomentKiller and remind everyone that while this was happening, Spinel was still faithfully waiting.[[/labelnote]]

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** "In the garden, Spinel is still waiting." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The revelation of Spinel's backstory caused almost all of the series to become HarsherInHindsight, because Spinel was standing still, waiting for Pink to return to the Garden right up until the events of the film. In almost any comment section or discussion about any moment of the series (including happy or heartwarming ones), some fan will act as a MomentKiller and remind everyone that while this was happening, Spinel was still faithfully waiting.[[/labelnote]]


* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise. However, many like to paint Spinel as TheWoobie; a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong before her FaceHeelTurn. While true of her original self, this is not at all accurate to Spinel's villainous form. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her. And unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, Spinel is fully aware that Steven is not Pink Diamond, and that she's taking out her pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her. But as a villain, Spinel doesn't care. This attitude lasts until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise. However, many like to paint Spinel as TheWoobie; a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong before her FaceHeelTurn. While true of her original self, this is not at all accurate to Spinel's villainous form. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her. And unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, Spinel is fully aware that Steven is not Pink Diamond, and that she's taking out her pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her. But as a villain, Spinel simply doesn't care. This care, and this attitude lasts until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.


* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise when the movie first aired. However, many like to paint her as being a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which - while true of her original self - is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's fully aware that Steven is not his mother and that she's taking out her own pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she doesn't really recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise when the movie first aired. franchise. However, many like to paint her Spinel as being TheWoobie; a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which - while wrong before her FaceHeelTurn. While true of her original self - self, this is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel's villainous form. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and her. And unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's Spinel is fully aware that Steven is not his mother Pink Diamond, and that she's taking out her own pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she her. But as a villain, Spinel doesn't really recognize or care care. This attitude lasts until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.



%% ** When someone claims they care about you, [[WithFriendsLikeThese yet treat you like garbage for the majority of your time together]], they're not worth your time. Spinel learns this the hard way, trying to lash out against Pink for abandoning her only harms the people who had nothing to do with it.
%% ** You can't treat anyone, no matter how annoying they are, like a toy and abandon them with a bald-faced lie. Honesty is a better policy, even if the truth hurts. Steven already knows this, given his OddFriendship with Onion and how he and Lars started as unlikely friends.

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%% ** %%** When someone claims they care about you, [[WithFriendsLikeThese yet treat you like garbage for the majority of your time together]], they're not worth your time. Spinel learns this the hard way, trying to lash out against Pink for abandoning her only harms the people who had nothing to do with it.
%% ** %%** You can't treat anyone, no matter how annoying they are, like a toy and abandon them with a bald-faced lie. Honesty is a better policy, even if the truth hurts. Steven already knows this, given his OddFriendship with Onion and how he and Lars started as unlikely friends.


** One could make the same argument for the film as a whole, with a majority of its content focusing on series recaps and continuity gags.



** Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizes her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.
** Later, when [[LargeHam Spinel]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.

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** Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizes weaponizing her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.
** Later, when [[LargeHam [[IncomingHam Spinel]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.


** Later, when [[Spinel LargeHam]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.

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** Later, when [[Spinel LargeHam]] [[LargeHam Spinel]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.


* NarmCharm: Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizes her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.

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Spinel's CurbStompBattle against the Crystal Gems involves her weaponizes her cartoon-like body to toy with them while singing an upbeat, jazzy song. It's hilarious and terrifying since the Crystal Gems are ''usually'' able to at least put up a fight, but they can't even touch Spinel.Spinel.
** Later, when [[Spinel LargeHam]] first reforms without her memories, she tells Steven "Why would I be mad at my BEST FRIEND!" complete with text on the screen, before striking an {{Animesque}} pose. The cheese is almost certainly intentional, and definitely dissonant with Spinel's previous hostility.


*** WordOfGod clarifies that Spinel was abandoned due to her being grating to Pink and believing the former was holding her back. This clears up some issues, but still leaves it up in the air whether Rose had any thoughts of Spinel afterwards, as she never brings the topic to anyone afterwards.

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*** WordOfGod clarifies [[https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/09/05/steven-universe-movie-spinel-pink-diamond-garden-scene-explained/ clarifies]] that Spinel was abandoned due to her being grating to Pink and believing the former was holding her back. This clears up some issues, but still leaves it up in the air whether Rose had any thoughts of Spinel afterwards, as she never brings the topic to anyone afterwards.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, completely with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise when the movie first aired. However, many like to paint her as being a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which - while true of her original self - is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's fully aware that Steven is not his mother and that she's taking out her own pain on people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she doesn't really recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, completely complete with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise when the movie first aired. However, many like to paint her as being a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which - while true of her original self - is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's fully aware that Steven is not his mother and that she's taking out her own pain on billions of people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she doesn't really recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]], Rebecca Sugar explains how Spinel's character is an exploration and exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.

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**** WordOfGod clarifies that Spinel was abandoned due to her being grating to Pink and believing the former was holding her back. This clears up some issues, but still leaves it up in the air whether Rose had any thoughts of Spinel afterwards, as she never brings the topic to anyone afterwards.


* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, completely with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise so far. However, many like to paint her as being a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which, while true of her original self, is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's fully aware that Steven is not his mother and that she's taking out her own pain on people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she doesn't really recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]] with the AV Club, Rebecca Sugar spoke about Spinel's complexities as an antagonist and her intentions for the character.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Spinel quickly became a fan favorite character for being both a charismatic, sympathetic villain, and a villain with an incredibly strong character arc, completely with one of the most horrifying backstories in the franchise so far. when the movie first aired. However, many like to paint her as being a wholesome, adorable, irresistible cinnamon roll who did nothing wrong, which, which - while true of her original self, self - is not at all accurate to her current self, especially before her true HeelFaceTurn. Spinel came to Earth specifically to murder Steven and the rest of Earth's life in revenge for Pink abandoning her, and unlike most of the other antagonists in the series, she's fully aware that Steven is not his mother and that she's taking out her own pain on people who have done absolutely nothing to her, but she doesn't really recognize or care until the end of the film. In an [[https://tv.avclub.com/rebecca-sugar-on-happy-endings-and-the-steven-universe-1837947668 interview]] with the AV Club, interview]], Rebecca Sugar spoke about explains how Spinel's complexities as character is an antagonist exploration and her intentions for the character.exaggeration of how toxic a person can be when they let their pain become who they are.


** Also, some would view Spinel's backstory as a case of her being none too bright. She took Pink's orders far too literally, to the point that it borders on idiocy, rather than think for herself or at least try to look for Pink. By extension, her overall trying to destroy the Earth, simply because ''she'' paid the price for ''her own'' literal-mindedness, is pretty toxic.

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