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"I know what the diamond means. POLYMORPHIC SENTIENT ROCKS! THEY'RE HERE TO HOLLOW OUT THE EARTH! IT'S ALL PART OF THE GREAT DIAMOND AUTHORITY! THEY'LL TAKE ON ANY FORM!"
Ronaldo Fryman

The original group of Gems based on the Gem Homeworld, who the Crystal Gems diverged from some time in the past. Since then, they've cut off contact with Earth, besides an occasional space-probe, and apparently changed radically as a society.


  • Adorable Evil Minions: The Diamonds and Quartzes are plenty intimidating, but a significant portion of the Homeworld military and technical staff appear to be Rubies and Peridots, respectively, both of which are about three feet tall (though Era 1 Peridots may be taller). The Pearls, who are servant Gems by design, can be very cute, too. Eventually, we see that even the "regular" huge Quartzes and the Diamonds themselves can be pretty adorable. That's not even getting into the Topazes.
  • Alien Invasion: Invaded Earth around 6,000 years ago, but were repelled by the Crystal Gems.
  • Aliens Never Invented the Wheel: Pearl had to explain to Peridot what a wheel was. All gem vehicles and transportation methods shown involve levitation, robotic legs, and teleportation, so it seems wheels were never invented on Homeworld or became so obsolete as to be forgotten.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted. While the Diamonds seem maliciously evil, the rest of Homeworld Gems are not inherently evil, they are merely products of their environment (though a few, like Holly Blue Agate and Aquamarine, are quite unpleasant people). They are also decidedly lawful rather than chaotic, with a rigid emphasis on total obedience to their leaders and strict adherence to their Hive Caste System. Eventually we learn that this is not even true of the Diamonds, or at least for Blue and Yellow. Their hatred for Earth and its life was largely driven by their shock at the "murder" of Pink Diamond. Once they learn that Pink faked her shattering and are revealed to be miserable under White's rule, they become much more amenable. White Diamond herself, on the other hand, is another matter.
  • Arc Symbol:
    • A four-pointed diamond seems to symbolize Gemkind in general, as opposed to the five-pointed star of the Crystal Gems. The shape is found on just about every Homeworld uniform, with some, mainly the modern uniforms, being more immediately obvious (such as Peridot, Jasper, all of the Ruby squad sans Doc and Navy, and the Quartz soldiers of the Human Zoo having very visible diamond shapes in the color of their respective diamonds on their outfits) and some more subtle (such as the outfit for Rubies in "The Answer" simply having a vaguely triangular stripe in the center of their tanks, Aquamarine's dress having a pattern consisting of several blue zigzags, and her "undershirt" and the way her dress covers it making part of it form the shape of a blue diamond, something done similarly with the dress of Sapphire in her appearance from when she was still with Homeworld).
    • A common insignia on things relating to Homeworld is four diamond shapes composing a larger one, with a white one on top, pink on bottom, and yellow and blue between them, left and right respectively. It's mostly present on older Homeworld structures such as the Sky Arena...
      • ...due to being replaced with another symbol featuring interlocking triangles forming a larger triangle with a small one in the center (with one triangle in blue, white, and yellow) on more modern Homeworld creations, such as the hand ship Peridot and Jasper arrive in. These, rather obviously, represent the Great Diamond Authority, and it's heavily implied that this change was due to the shattering of Pink Diamond.
    • To lesser extent there appears to be a hand motif. The ship Jasper and Peridot arrived in was literally a giant hand, complete with functional fingers, and the largest Cluster was in the shape of a hand. The Diamonds travel around in giant arm-shaped spaceships.
  • Beautiful Slave Girls: This is a Pearl's lot in the Homeworld caste system, made to stand around and look pretty as a status symbol for higher-class Gems. Though the Diamond's Pearls are an exception, as while still status symbols, they are tasks with other things by their Diamonds, some of which are important, and actually hold authority over other Gems.
  • Best Served Cold: They waited five thousand years to get their revenge for being denied Earth.
  • Bigger Stick: The main reason that the Crystal Gems are terrified of Homeworld returning is that Gem technology has advanced so far in the time since they were defeated that it makes the Crystal Gems tech look primitive in comparison. "The Return" validates these fears as they can't even scratch Peridot's spaceship with Opal or an entire battery of Laser Light Cannons (one of which destroyed the Red Eye from early on in the series) and they get stomped into the dirt.
  • City with No Name: Apparently, the gem homeworld either has no name or its name is "Homeworld". They don't refer to it as "the" homeworld. For example, "once we get back to Homeworld", "set a course for Homeworld", "you're from Homeworld", etc. This gets lampshaded when Jamie gets confused at the use of the term, pointing out that for him "Homeworld" means Earth. Their apparent capital city where Steven's trial takes place is never named either.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Most gems serving under specific diamonds are colored or marked in some way that reflects that. Sapphire and Lapis have predominantly blue coloring to signify their service to Blue Diamond, while Jasper, Peridot, and the Ruby Squad have yellow diamonds on their clothing to mark their affiliation to Yellow Diamond. During her life, Pink Diamond's had a pink diamond on their outfit to denote who they belonged to. The two other Pearls belonging to the diamonds have coloring which reflects that, which raises the question of who Crystal Gem Pearl was made to serve. Eventually we find out that she was Pink Diamond's Pearl.
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Nearly all non-diamonds are treated as inferior beings on Homeworld, with Lapis and Peridot being particularly noteworthy. Lapis was trapped in a mirror, mistaken for a Crystal Gem and interrogated for information she didn't have, before being cracked and left on Earth for millennia. Peridot's upbringing meanwhile was so implicitly harsh and militaristic that she questions whether every item in a typical bathroom is a weapon. Pearls reportedly have it even worse than Peridots.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point:
    • No matter how many times it's displayed that fusion is more than just a combat technique, they don't seem to get it.
    • It also seems that Homeworld never got why Rose rebelled in the first place, completely glossing over her desire to defend Earth or her belief that Grew Beyond Their Programming is entirely possible for a Gem.
  • Dramatic Irony: They are unaware that Rose Quartz is Pink Diamond and that the latter faked her shattering. They are seen cheering when Steven, Rose's son, arrives on Homeworld with Blue and Yellow Diamond, suggesting that they have been informed of the truth and Steven's identity.
  • The Dreaded: All of the Crystal Gems are terrified at the thought of them returning to Earth, to the point they are willing to blow up the Galaxy Warp to stop them from coming back (even though it might not even work permanently.)
  • Dress-Coded for Your Convenience: In addition to displaying their Diamond's sigil somewhere on their bodies, gems from the same court typically have a few features in common.
    • Many Blue Court gems have Blinding Bangs or wear clothing that obscures their eyes in some way. The higher-ranking gems in the Blue Court also tend to favor dresses or skirts, most likely to imitate Blue Diamond's robes.
    • Several Yellow Court gems have Shoulders of Doom like Yellow Diamond or wear visors over their eyes (the visors in particular seem to indicate military rank, such as with "Doc" Ruby). Jasper and Hessonite also wear capes, although at least in the case of Jasper the cape seems to be an actual physical accessory and not part of her default appearance.
    • Pink Court gems often have Rapunzel Hair or Regal Ringlets and full lips (Amethysts, Jaspers, Nephrites)
  • Dystopia: Lapis Lazuli as a Fish out of Temporal Water can't recognize the changes Homeworld has gone through and Garnet and Pearl, who were part of Rose's rebellion, are terrified of Homeworld returning to Earth. We see more of this later on when Yellow Diamond makes it abundantly clear that at least she doesn't care at all for the Gems under her. It later turns out that the Hive Caste System is so strict that so much as being born with a birth defect is punishable by death, with Shattering Robonoids roaming Homeworld to execute anyone who doesn't fit the Diamonds' design.
  • The Empire: The Gem Homeworld is led by the Great Diamond Authority, consisting of Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, White Diamond and formerly, Pink Diamond. They conquer worlds, sucking the life and energy out of them to make more Gems, and have little to no regard for organic life. Homeworld has a Hive Caste System, lots of Fantastic Racism, especially towards Pearls, and do not have an issue with shattering Gems and using them for the fusion experiments and the Cluster if they don't conform to their standards.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • Homeworld Gems seem to view fusion as a combat technique and nothing else, and seem confused by or dismissive of its alternative purpose as an act of pure intimacy and love. They run experiments which forcibly fuse shattered Gems, creating monstrous amalgamations of odd limbs, and Peridot apparently sees no problem with this.
    • The truly evil ones seem completely incapable of comprehending why Rose opposed them to save humanity.
  • Evil Is Petty: They (or at least Yellow Diamond) want the Cluster to destroy the Earth for no other reason than out of spite that they couldn't annex it into their Empire. It is especially petty once Peridot reveals that Homeworld is running low on resources, resulting in the necessity of newer Gems being made of lesser quality compared to older ones, and the Earth has lots of resources that would be a boon to Homeworld. That said, Rose's Rebellion led to Rose shattering Pink Diamond, which is more understandable, but still a pretty petty motivation. It now seems Yellow Diamond wants to destroy Earth out of a mix of revenge for Rose shattering Pink Diamond, along with Pink Diamond's subjects and zoo facility, and simply wanting to remove everything that reminds her of her dead comrade so she can forget about her and not have to hurt anymore.
  • Evil Plan: At first, the Crystal Gems assume they are trying to reactivate the Kindergarten to produce more Gems. It's later revealed that they were actually using the Kindergarten for experiments in forcing (Crystal) Gem shards to undergo fusion, all to create the Cluster, a gigantic Gem shard mutant that has been incubating inside the Earth's core for 5000 years. When the Cluster is awakened, it will tear the earth apart like a chick breaking out of an egg.
  • Fantastic Honorifics: According to Rebecca Sugar, the phrase 'My (Gem's name here)' is only used to address superiors, never by a superior about their inferior, not even a Pearl they own. This is most often seen by Gems towards the Diamonds. When Rose called Pearl 'My Pearl', she meant it as a term of respect.
  • Fantastic Racism: They really don't care for any other types of life besides (loyal) Gems. Even among loyal Gems, there's a heavy expectation to follow their Hive Caste System. Higher castes often look down on the lower, while the lower Caste often see themselves as quite expendable. The Diamonds in particular look down on all other forms of life and Gems, even loyal ones, to the point they used an as-yet unknown weapon to corrupt (meant to obliterate) most of the gems on Earth after they fled, regardless of the loyalty of the Gems affected.
  • Fascist, but Inefficient: Due to the strict nature of the caste system, most gems that fail to match a specific criteria (either due to physical abnormalities or abnormalities in their abilities) or behave in a manner foreign to their assigned roles and station (gems that refuse to do their jobs or are incapable of doing so) are usually shattered on-site. This has also led to fusion being taboo, being only aloud between members of the same gem-type (Rubies fusing with Rubies for instance), and even then is only aloud between situations that require them. Any inter-gem fusions (like Garnet for example) are forbidden and are subject to Fantastic Racism at best, shattering on-site at worst. This is especially vexing considering that compared to same-gem fusions, inter-gem fusions are more diverse, powerful and unpredictable, fusions like Garnet, Stevonnie and Smoky Quartz having defeated Jasper (who is established as being the Ultimate Life Form by Homeworld standards) in nearly every turn. While a justice system does exist (usually a trial with Defense and Prosecutor Zircons), the efficacy of this is questionable if gems of a superior station (like the Diamonds) are able to wave these rules and leave such a system pointless.
  • Feudal Future: They're an interstellar empire with a caste system and nobility, though their agelessness and Bizarre Alien Reproduction mean rule isn't exactly hereditary. And most of their soldiers use melee weaponry.
  • From Bad to Worse: As bad as they were when they originally fought the Crystal Gems, they've become even more advanced and powerful in the following 6,000 years if Lapis's message is anything to go by.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As a whole, they are responsible for the Kindergarten and were once in conflict with the Crystal Gems, but there is much about them still shrouded in mystery, particularly where the Diamonds are concerned.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Much to the chagrin of the Crystal Gems, most Homeworld Gems are perfectly content to let themselves be slaves to the Diamonds. Rose apparently shattering Pink Diamond wasn't seen as a source of jubilation but a rallying cry for vengeance and retribution.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Their motives for exploiting Earth were unknown for quite a while: they wanted to drain all life from the planet to make more Gems, then hollow out the remains for a new colony. Now they just want it destroyed.
  • Higher-Tech Species: The aforementioned disdain for other lifeforms, the Magitek ability to easily traverse intergalactic space, the dogmatic drive in their destructive quests to propagate. Homeworld Gems seem to fit the criteria.
  • Hive Caste System: Homeworld has a rigid caste system where different Gem types work in different positions and have powers designed for whatever their task is. Though there is tremendous physical differences between the castes, it also resembles a Fantastic Caste System, in that its positions have significant variation in prestige attached and mostly correspond to human jobs.
    • Diamonds are the matriarchs of gem society, and collectively are called the Great Diamond Authority. Some of the other gems have a colored diamond on their clothing to denote which Diamond they follow. Sapphire used to follow Blue Diamond and had a corresponding blue diamond on the top of her dress to match (just like Lapis has one on her torso), Peridot and Jasper have yellow diamonds on their outfits since they follow Yellow Diamond, etc. The Gems are also unique as only four seem to exist period.
    • Sapphires have Seer powers and are very rare Gems overall, so they are courtiers and nobility. Their duty seems to be being advisors to the diamonds, predicting the future so the diamonds can plan for it.
    • Aquamarines are another high-ranking gem type, though the one we've seen took all her power from her non-gem weapon. Their current role is unknown, although they seem to work directly under the Diamonds.
    • Jades are another type of gem seen as courtiers, though to what purpose is unknown. They seem to have a pretty significant amount of variety for a single type, including armless ones that look like living cogs.
    • Garnets (technically unrelated to the character Garnet) are a category of gems, which includes Hessonites, Demantoids, and Pyropes. Hessonites at least are physically powerful military commanders, and the others probably have similar or identical roles.
    • Emeralds are admirals, commanding fleets of space ships.
    • Lapis Lazulis are used to terraform colony worlds. According to Rebecca Sugar, they seem to be extremely important for Homeworld.
    • Topazes are elite guards and soldiers that seem to act as Secret Service to the Diamonds on Homeworld, taking orders and missions only from their Diamond directly. On missions, they generally act as brute muscle.
    • Nephrites serve as pilots and explorers.
    • Zircons are lawyers.
    • Quartzes are the main warrior caste, which seems to be divided into sub-caste depending on what type of Quartz gem (there are a lot).
      • Agates are meant to be supervisors of lesser Quartz gems, terrifying their subordinates into submission.
      • Jaspers are apparently made to be The Determinator.
      • Citrines are guards.
      • Rose Quartzes appear have a defensive role.
      • Amethysts and Carnelians are known to exist as part of the general 'Quartz' caste, but their specific role is unknown.
    • Bismuths are builders and architects, responsible for building all the structures used by the high-class gems.
    • Peridots are engineers and technicians. They seem to be considered similarly unimportant, as Peridot was called "a lowly Peridot" by Yellow Diamond and finds the idea of having her own Pearl laughably absurd.
    • Rubies are disposable soldiers and bodyguards. They are designed to fuse during combat.
    • Pearls are attendants and status symbols for higher-ranking gems. They're not considered more than fancy objects, effectively putting them at the very bottom of the totem pole. They have to obey the orders of the Gem they're made for without question whether they want to or not. However, it seems Pearls can have some sort of authority by extension of serving their masters, as Yellow Pearl almost denied Peridot access to Yellow Diamond, and according to Defense Zircon, only a Diamond has the authority to dismiss a Diamond's Pearl. White Pearl is even higher to the point of being White's Mouth of Sauron and being able to dismiss the other Diamonds.
    • Fusions are basically considered to be walking weapons, and cross-gem fusions are seen as abominations since they're inherently outside of the system.
    • Rutiles, Tourmalines, and Pyrites are known to exist, but their position and role are unknown.
    • Pebbles are servants whose jobs range from creating furniture for the Diamonds to sit or becoming actual tools for them to use. Unusually, they seem to be created directly by the Diamonds and entirely out rock, instead of being made in a Kindergarten and projecting bodies from a Heart Drive. One could wonder if they even count as Gems at all, though officially, they are.
    • There are Gems whose sole purpose is to be used for decor and building material.
  • Humans Are Insects: Homeworld sees organic life as an infestation on planets otherwise ripe for colonize. Humans are (mostly) no exception.
  • Individuality Is Illegal: In the Gem Homeworld, every Gem has an exact purpose they're made for and only that exact purpose is allowed. Jasper implies punishment for deviating from your 'intended' purpose may be death and the Off Colors, a group of fugitive Gems, later confirm this is indeed the case, so is being born with a defect. Naturally, Rose Quartz was able to use this as a fantastic recruiting tool, as she herself believed the exact opposite and encouraged her Crystal Gems to find their own identity and desires. Counterintuitively, most of her subordinates only followed her because she was a very charismatic leader, and others only wanted to bite back at the Gempire, regardless of her actual philosophies; early on in the show, it seems that the remainder of the Crystal Gems only stayed around to protect Earth (and Steven, by extension) because that's what Rose would have wanted them to do.
  • Inscrutable Aliens: Actually, humans are this to them. The Homeworld Gems are based on a strict caste hierarchy in which every Gem is created for a specific purpose and is never meant to grow beyond their original programming. The Crystal Gems might not be very familiar with many aspects of human culture but they've at least tried to learn a bit over the centuries. The Homeworld Gems seemingly reserve art only for the upper class, to the point Peridot found the concept of singing foreign. After defecting to the Crystal Gems and spending some time on Earth exploring their newfound freedom, Peridot and Lapis actually "re-invent" visual art - which Peridot literally describes as "I had this idea: what if we made music, but instead of sounds, we use things?" Having no experience with this new concept, Lapis came up with the name "meepmorp" for what we would call "visual art".
  • Insignificant Blue Planet: Most of the Homeworld Gems did not care about sacrificing the Earth to make more of their own kind, with the Crystal Gems branching off from them over this issue. These days, they just want it destroyed to avenge Pink Diamond's death.
  • Ironic Name: Rubies in real life are associated with nobility, and are actually more valuable than diamonds, while Homeworld has rubies as an expendable Red Shirt Army caste.
  • Large and in Charge: Mostly, but not always, played straight.
    • Quartz gems like Jasper are (usually) highly-ranked and typically enormous, appearing to be around seven or eight feet tall. Topazes are even larger and extremely high ranking soldiers. The Diamonds are many times the size of Jasper and Rose, appearing at first look to be around 20 feet during "Message Received" but later appearances depicting them as even larger.
    • In contrast, Rubies are the lowest-ranking soldiers and among the smallest gems. Peridots are also short, though they wear "limb enhancers" to appear taller and are somewhat higher-ranked than Rubies.
    • Subverted by Sapphire, who we are told in "The Answer" is a high-ranking aristocratic Gem, but she's the same size as a Ruby. Aquamarines also subvert this, as they're the smallest Gems after the Pebbles (and whatever type of gem the beetles were), but are extremely high ranking Blue Gems.
    • Also subverted by Pearls, who are fairly tall (at least 6') but are the lowest-ranked Gems seen so far, even lower than Rubies. (They are, however, also the thinnest gems seen so far, so overall mass, not just height, may play into it as well). Subverted the other direction with the Diamonds' Pearls, who have authority over other Gems but are no bigger, and White Pearl who has it over the other Diamonds due to acting as White's Mouth of Sauron.
  • Light Is Not Good: Homeworld is very shiny and brightly colored (with inhabitants who are essentially light elementals), yet it's the capital of an Evil Empire.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: With the exception of the Diamonds and those who fought in the war, the rest of the Gems have no clue about the Crystal Gems' rebellion and were merely told that Earth was not viable to be a colony. It comes back to bite them when Peridot gets stranded on Earth and realizes that it's still full of life and resources that are of use to the Empire, and as such, she sees no reason to let it be destroyed.
  • Magitek: In addition to utilizing their supernatural powers, the Gem society has evolved to a point of harnessing advanced technology in their endeavors.
  • Meaningful Name: Almost all castes and their roles are based on associations and uses of the minerals they are named after.
    • Diamonds are the hardest mineral and are viewed as the most valuable gems in the world (though they are actually somewhat common, if found only in specific locations).
    • Rubies are hardworking grunts, if somewhat clueless. Ruby is one of the toughest minerals aside from diamond and are used as protection from supernatural attacks. It is also associated with fire, and Rubies have heat powers. Ironically, real life rubies are actually more valuable than Diamonds.
    • Pearls are servants who are manufactured to serve as status symbols and look pretty but not considered very strong. Pearls are created by life instead of geologically like other minerals, and have no use outside of jewelry.
  • Mechanistic Alien Culture: The Gems don't even seem to understand the concept of nicknames, as far as the show indicates, and place a high priority on efficiency, organization, and following orders. It's unclear whether or not things were different before the Rebellion, though.
  • Moral Myopia: The common theme of whenever a Gem still loyal to Homeworld talks about the Gem War's events is them mentioning how it's a waste and the damage done to the Gem empire (including Pink Diamond's death). However, they have always overlooked the entire reason Rose rebelled in the first place: if Homeworld's plans had succeeded, then it would have meant planetary genocide to every species living on Earth when they arrived.
  • Multicultural Alien Planet: Their Hive Caste System is extremely diverse in terms of size, shape, and color, and Homeworld gems are also divided into three (formerly four) courts.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The environments and upbringings of the Homeworld Gems essentially turn their empire into one of these. For starters, they have Fantastic Racism towards organic life. This racism complements their actions when they commit imperialism against foreign planets for the sake of securing resources and producing more Gems (akin to Nazi Germany's and the Empire of Japan's conquests for Lebensraum). According to Jasper (and later confirmed by the Off Colors), they also have a practice of purging those that in some way don't fit in with the 'order of the Diamonds', such as those born with certain defects or those with behaviors outside their 'purpose.' Finally, the homeworld Gems have absolute devotion to their Diamond, who they refer to as "My Diamond" like how we would say "My Lord." They also have a unique salute where they cross their arms to form a diamond, similarly to the Nazi salute.
  • Necromancer: A Gem shattering is the equivalent of death, but that doesn't keep their forced fusion experiments from bringing them back.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Though Peridot and Jasper's kind of outfit seems to be standard, especially for soldiers, the two Rubies with different outfits in "Hit the Diamond" imply that alterations are allowed if the standard version would cover the Gemstone.
  • No Song for the Wicked: Besides very high ranking gems, none of them ever sing in this musical show. Each one of them, however, have their own Leitmotif. The only Homeworld gem that ever gets to sing becomes a Crystal Gem in the very next episode. This case also demonstrates the theme of music being something individual, unique, and beautiful in ways Homeworld doesn't approve of. Four seasons in, the trope is subverted while still keeping with said themes: we hear a Villain Song from Yellow Diamond, about discarding feelings to cope with the death of a loved one, but only because of Steven's Exact Eavesdropping on her expressing herself in a way she would not do in public.
  • Ominous Mundanity: Their names for things are exceedingly blunt—their home planet is just called "Homeworld", more of them are made in "Kindergarten", their People Zoo is "the Zoo"—which goes to show they aren't concerned with things like creativity.
  • Planet Looters: They tried to use Earth's resources to make more Gems, and certainly nothing's stopping them from doing it to other planets.
    • They are later revealed to be running low on resources, but it's unclear whether this is the cause of their invasion of Earth, or a consequence of it, given the only Gem shown to be affected by this was Peridot who was created long after the original war.
  • Predecessor Villain: Conflict with them is why the Crystal Gems are on Earth in the first place.
  • The Purge: Homeworld's policy for anyone that in someway violates the 'order of the Diamonds' appears to be death. This includes Gems like Amethyst who have some form of defect as well as Gems who try to do something other than what they were made for. The 'Off Colors' later confirm this and live in constant fear of being shattered because of it.
    Jasper: Every Gem is made for a purpose: to serve the order of the Diamonds. Those who cannot fit inside this order must be purged!
  • Rage Quit: When it became clear they would likely never get control of Earth, they incubated the Cluster to destroy it, letting Rose and the Crystal Gems believe they were able to save Earth, unaware of this current threat until Peridot told them. It's revealed during "Monster Reunion" that they were also the ones responsible for corrupting various Gems by releasing a weapon after the Diamonds pulled out.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The diamond we see on their outfits symbolizes the creation of life. They did in fact create new Gems... by plundering the Earth's resources. There are also parallels that can be drawn with Viruses (though Tropewise, they're Planet Looters); they use up a planet's resources to make more of themselves and expand their empire, and they're created by Injector machines which look like a bacteriophage virus.
  • Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Their Planet Looter tendencies heavily imply they're Aliens as Conquistadores, plundering planets without caring about the life located on them. Some of them may fill the "Aliens as Nazis" mold (Peridot hypocritically refers to human life as an "infestation", while Jasper is The Social Darwinist), but they do so in radically distinct ways, and given how it's still miles beneath their core objective, it's unclear if the whole species truly hates other life or simply regards it as irrelevant.
  • Secret Keeper: Any Homeworld Gem aware of Pink Diamond's existence is this by default, since the rest of the Diamond Authority have turned her into an Un-person by removing all memory of her. It is likely that Gems who know about Pink Diamond are not allowed to mention her on Homeworld, since that would defeat the purpose of erasing her from Homeworld history.
    • Eyeball fought in the original war for Earth, and claims to have watched Rose Quartz shatter Pink Diamond, a fact she reveals to the rest of her Ruby squad while on the moon, far away from Homeworld.
    • Jasper and the Earthborn Quartz soldiers in the zoo were made for Pink Diamond's court. In particular, Jasper remains dedicated to avenging her Diamond thousands of years after her death.
    • Holly Blue Agate is the warden for Pink Diamond's zoo, though it is unknown if she was created before or after the war for Earth.
    • Blue Pearl regularly accompanies Blue Diamond when she visits Earth to mourn Pink Diamond, and also knows about Pink's human zoo and the thousands of bubbled Rose Quartzes that Blue Diamond keeps in her memory.
    • Defense Zircon and Prosecuting Zircon are assigned as lawyers when Steven goes to trial for shattering Pink Diamond. If they didn't know about her before, they do now.
    • Yellow Pearl had also seen Pink Diamond in person when Yellow and Pink met.
  • Servant Race: The Gems are an artificial race created to be essentially the entire population of an interplanetary empire. There are many different kinds of Gems, each made for a specific task. Some are definitely more "servile" than other (contrast the foot soldiers, builders, technicians, and handmaidens/living status symbols with the aristocrats, generals, and thinkers), but all of them are made to serve the interests of their creators and ruling authority, the Diamonds. It's only the Crystal Gems who decided to stop following their creators' orders and be something other than what they were made for.
  • She's Got Legs: Pearls are shown to have rather very long and rail-thin legs.
  • Shocking Defeat Legacy: The Crystal Gems standing up to Homeworld at all was highly unexpected. Losing Earth as a colony and Pink Diamond seems to have weighed heavily on Homeworld's members that survived and society as a whole.
  • Sigil Spam: The generic diamond shape, the three triangles, and the four diamonds making one big diamond are very prominent among Homeworld bases.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Most of the Gems don't exactly wear long sleeves on their outfits.
  • Smug Super: Most of the Homeworld Gems are highly overconfident in their powers.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Zig-zagged. The first Homeworld Gem we are introduced to is Lapis Lazuli, who is a Person of Mass Destruction who stole a huge portion of the ocean, if not all of it, in the second episode she was in.
    • She was followed by Peridot and Jasper, who, while both very competent, did not possess Lapis's massive firepower.
    • Afterwards, Lapis and Jasper fused into Malachite, who combined their powers to a greater degree than them separately and was an even bigger threat than either of them, even thought Lapis is forced to represent Homeworld and is no longer considered a villain. And she stayed at the bottom of the sea for a whole season while the Gems mostly focus on finding Peridot despite claiming they're still looking for them, and was eventually beaten by Alexandrite and the Watermelon Stevens in her reappearance.
    • The Cluster was introduced shortly after the Crystal Gems captured Peridot, and while it is said to be capable of destroying Earth by merely taking its physical form, Steven manages to convince it to bubble itself, removing any threat it posed without a single punch thrown by the Cluster.
    • The Ruby Squad appear shortly after the Cluster is bubbled, and quickly are proven to be Harmless Villains, except for the unhinged Eyeball, who Steven still deals with easily.
    • The Cluster and Malachite being dealt with are followed by Jasper having some time in the spotlight, and while powerful enough to defeat Amethyst in a fight, she was beaten thoroughly by Stevonnie and later Smoky Quartz before becoming corrupted due to her own actions.
    • Next was Aquamarine and Topaz, who are scarily efficient, although not seeking a direct confrontation.
    • After this, the Diamonds themselves finally take center stage.
  • Static Character: What's expected of Gems by Homeworld society: they emerge and then spend the entirety of their lives doing the exact same thing without question or deviating from the norm. This even applies to the Diamonds. This results in most Gems, at least not openly, never changing much if at all even after thousands of years without external forces. This is one thing that made Rose fall in love with humanity and envy them: change doesn't come naturally to Gems, while its humanity's natural state. This is revealed to be an Enforced Trope by White Diamond: she believes she's genuinely a perfect being and thus to admit anything in her design for Gemkind may possibly be flawed and needs changed (right down to others' personalities) is a major Berserk Button and something she's pathologically incapable of accepting until Steven forces her to realize she really is flawed.
  • Stupid Evil: They tend to be overly destructive to the planets they conquer, leaving them nothing but withered husks of rock and taking everything without thinking about saving resources from them for later. Reality Ensues naturally bites them in the butt as a result, since it means they have a lack of resources instead of a steady supply of them.
  • Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: It seems that they've managed to reverse-engineer Gem abilities to some extent. Most notably, the Gem destabilizers seem to be directly based on Yellow Diamond's own abilities.
  • Suppressed History: Judging by Rhodonite's comments, the average Gem believes that the Earth was destroyed by "the Diamond attack", which presumably happened at the end of the Gem Rebellion or sometime after. Only a few selected by the Diamonds seem to be aware the Earth is still intact (albeit expecting it to be destroyed by the Cluster soon).
  • Sycophantic Servant: All Homeworld Gems were created by the Diamonds to serve them, and all of them regard and treat the Diamonds with god-like reverence. Even the Diamonds themselves see some of it as excessive, though their extremely low tolerance for insults and failure is clearly encouraging such behavior.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: In general, Gems made to serve Yellow Diamond (Peridot, Jasper, Yellow Pearl) are tomboyish to some degree; they're arrogant, rude, assertive, hammy and wear form-fitting suits. Peridot is also a technician/engineer and Jasper is a soldier, jobs that would be considered traditionally male. In contrast, Gems made to serve Blue Diamond (Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Pearl) are conventionally feminine, composed, soft-spoken, have a habit of clasping their hands and wear flowing dresses or skirts.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Considering that many Homeworld Gems considered they could stop Rose Quartz and her army quite easily (at first), the war-torn battlefield of fallen warriors is more than enough evidence of this trope in action.
  • Vast Bureaucracy: Implied given that with an Empire that large somebody has to run it; Jasper and Peridot never got back to Homeworld and nobody there seemed to even notice until Peridot made direct contact with Yellow Diamond.
  • Vestigial Empire: They're running low on resources, so new Gems are weaker without the standard abilities possessed in "Era 1", and they have to compensate with high tech prosthetics. However, Peridot developing powers anyway suggests modern gems have the same potential, they're just being underestimated.
  • Walking Spoiler: Directly tied to the backstory of the Crystal Gems.
  • You Are Number 6: Gems are identified by their "Gem Type", "Facet", and "Cut" (Peridot, for example, identifies herself as "Peridot, Facet 25FL, Cut 5XG"). While an efficient and practical way of differentiating what must be a very large number of otherwise perfectly identical Gems of the same type, it is lacking in the personality that just a Gem type implies. A gem identifying herself by her gem type is equivalent to a human identifying him/herself as "Builder" or "Engineer".

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    Blue Pearl 

Blue Pearl

Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall
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"I thought I heard someone. I think we're not alone."

A Pearl owned by Blue Diamond.


  • Adorkable: She thought being a courtroom artist required illustrating Steven's vague explanation with a blocky sketch of him doing a jump kick. With speed lines. As it turns out, drawing is a guilty pleasure of hers.
  • All There in the Script: Called "Blue Pearl" in the credits.
  • Blinding Bangs: Much like Sapphire, her hair covers her eyes; entirely fitting with the Hidden Eyes motif that Blue Diamond seems to have.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She looks horrified when Defense Zircon asks what happened to Pink Diamond's Pearl. Also, she is very kind to Pearl when the latter returns.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: When announcing the appearance of Blue Diamond in "The Trial".
  • Expressive Hair: Very subtle, but her hair moves a whole lot more than from any breeze Greg might have created when he startles her in "Steven's Dream".
  • Foil: To both the Crystal Gems' Pearl, Yellow Diamond's Pearl, and White Diamond's Pearl. Unlike her three cousins who seem, despite their position in Gem hierarchy, to have gained skills in areas outside their station (Crystal Gem Pearl being a warrior vs Yellow Diamond Pearl being a secretary vs White Diamond Pearl having more authority than Blue and Yellow Diamond) - Blue Diamond Pearl seems to be doing what a Pearl was made to do by simply standing around and looking pretty.
  • Hammy Herald: While never stopping her soft, quiet way of speaking, she serves as Blue's herald during public appearances and manages to be just as over the top as Yellow Pearl in a more Cold Ham way.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • To a degree: despite her very reserved nature, it seems Blue Pearl is very well trusted by Blue Diamond to the point that she takes her along for things she doesn't even want Yellow Diamond to know about, such as her visit to Earth to mourn at the site of Pink Diamond's death. However, "Reunited" and "Change Your Mind" imply that she doesn't accompany Blue Diamond to Earth if the latter is accompanied there by another Diamond.
    • She enjoys drawing, even having a job as a courtroom artist.
  • Leotard of Power: A blue one under a sheer tutu, accentuating her ballerina-like appearance.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears nothing but a low-cut leotard and sheer tutu. Justified in that Pearls are just made to hold your things and "look pretty".
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Inverted. Despite being the third Pearl we've seen onscreen, she's the first one who matches the "stereotypical" Pearl as described by other Gems.
  • Nice Girl: Blue Pearl is fairly polite compared to Yellow Pearl. She even welcomes Pearl back when the latter returns to Homeworld.
  • Not So Similar: Compared to Crystal Gem Pearl's autonomous emotion and Yellow Pearl's disdainful rudeness, Blue Pearl's deferential compliance is really strange.
  • Not So Stoic: Not as much as Sapphire, but she does have her moments. She is visibly startled by Greg in "Steven's Dream", and appears annoyed when Yellow Pearl stands next to her in "That Will Be All". In "Together Alone", she expresses a little bit of enthusiasm when revealing her enjoyment of drawing, and sheds a Single Tear when introducing Blue Diamond, but it's hard to tell if this is genuine or just for dramatic effect.
  • The Quiet One: Unlike the Crystal Gems' Pearl or Yellow Diamond's Pearl, Blue Pearl doesn't speak at all during "The Answer". And after her debut, whenever she does speak, if at all, her voice is very soft.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The... Blue Oni to Yellow Pearl's Red Oni. She's quiet, composed, and passive in stark contrast to Yellow Pearl's loud, sassy smugness.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Pearls are designed for their owner's preference, exist only to be passive servants to high-ranking Gems, and seem to be universally pale with waifish figures. This Pearl also happens to be stoic, mysterious, quiet bordering on silent, and has a short blue bob, so she fits this like a glove so far.
  • Shrinking Violet: Shy, performs her duties without a word, and easily frightened.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: In a flashback from "Change Your Mind", Blue Diamond mentions that she and other Homeworld Pearls got chased down the halls by caterpillar-like alien creatures Pink Diamond brought to a ball.
  • The Stoic: She barely even changes her expression during the entire time we see her in "The Answer". The only time she reacts to something is when Sapphire says that the Rebellion will be defeated (by looking up). Otherwise, she keeps her head bowed down at all times. When she reappears in "Steven's Dream", she is visibly startled when Greg pops up from behind a bush, but then returns to her stoicism and speaks without affect to her Diamond.
  • Time Abyss: She was alive during the Crystal Gem rebellion, making her at least 5,750 years old.
  • True Blue Femininity: As with all other Gems serving under Blue Diamond, she has a blue color scheme, and is more traditionally feminine than Yellow Pearl.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Like her owner, Blue Pearl has blue coloring and Hidden Eyes.
  • When She Smiles: She smiles when crossing out a drawing of Steven in "The Trial", as well as when she reveals her enjoyment of drawing in "Together Alone".

    Blue Diamond's Ruby Guards 

Ruby Guards

Voiced by: Charlyne Yi

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Ruby Guard 1: Hey! Can't wait for those rebels to get here!
Ruby Guard 2: Haha, yeah! When I see those rebels, I'm gonna punch them right in their faces!

Two of the three Rubies (along with Crystal Gem Ruby) assigned to protect Sapphire 5,750 years ago. One's gem is on her right forearm, and the other's is on the back of her right hand. Aside from gem placement, they're entirely identical, in both looks and personality.


  • Arc Symbol: A notable aversion. Unlike every other Homeworld gem, they do not have a diamond on their uniform.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: They're red, Hot-Blooded, and Red Shirts.
  • Birds of a Feather: Played with. On an individual level they don't exactly get along, but being so alike makes it easy for them to fuse and their resulting fusion has no notable differences to a regular Ruby besides its size and possession of three gems, indicating that it's very stable.
  • Blood Knight: Both very eager to fight the rebels.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: The giant Ruby they fuse into is intimidating, but no match for Rose Quartz.
  • The Dividual: They're Twindividuals, as they're identical, very similar in personality, and only seen with one another.
  • Expendable Clone: They're so easily replaced that, at least by Blue Diamond's standards, it's acceptable to break their gems as well as their bodies for offenses rarer gems would face no such punishment for. If "our" Ruby is any indication, they consider themselves expendable because they're essentially clones, lacking significant differences from each other.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even more than the Ruby we know and love; she was actually their voice of reason, trying to calm them down from fighting one another by reminding them that they'd fight the rebels together as a fusion. In response, one of them punched her into Sapphire.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: They have several shades of this.
  • Not So Similar: Despite being physically near-identical, they managed to show a clear difference in personality from the future Crystal Gem Ruby in a short amount of time: they're mostly interested in fighting while she was more interested in Sapphire.
  • One-Winged Angel: Their fusion. It's basically just a bigger Ruby.
  • Planet of Steves: They're Rubies, hence they're both named Ruby.
  • Red Shirt: Their placement in the Gem caste system is as common soldiers and the two of them are poofed shortly after their debut.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What became of them after they retreated to their gems is unknown.
  • The Worf Effect: Their fused form is quickly broken by Rose Quartz and the two of them are thereafter reduced to gems by Pearl.

    Holly Blue Agate 

Holly Blue Agate

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Voiced by: Christine Pedi
"What are you all doing in here?! Get to your stations! Even you hideous off-color betas! Get out of your cubbies and into your places! It's the least you can do for the Diamond that kept your worthless, sorry gems in service!"

A quartz Gem in charge of operations at the Zoo. She's very beholden to Homeworld values, sucking up to her superiors while denigrating her subordinates for any assumed flaws.


  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The ring-like patterns in her hair resemble the cross-section of a cut agate geode.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted when she tries to apprehend Steven and Greg. While her electrified whip probably would have hurt them, she's no match for Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl triple-teaming her at once.
  • Bad Boss: Most of her screen-time is her being verbally and physically abusive to her subordinates. If the "an Agate terrifies" line in Yellow Diamond's Villain Song is anything to go by, her entire caste are meant to be oppressive overseers. It comes back to bite her on the gem when the Crystal Gems escape the zoo with Greg and Steven, the Amethysts merely laugh at her humiliating defeat and wave them off.
  • The Baroness: "An agate terrifies," and Holly Blue Agate is a combination of Rosa Klebb, Drill Sergeant Nasty, and overly strict boarding school principal, although her obsequiousness toward her superiors in the Gems' Fantastic Caste System kills some of the menace.
  • Boots of Toughness: She's the authoritarian supervisor of Pink Diamond's Quartz soldiers and zoo, and wears white thigh-high boots.
  • Boyish Short Hair: It serves to make her appear more professional.
  • Control Freak: Especially to her own squad.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The Crystal Gems wasted absolutely no time stomping on her.
  • Dean Bitterman: She orders two of her subordinates to not run in the hallways, and is livid when she thinks they vandalized the door to the Zoo. The official Tumblr blog even notes that she runs the Zoo like a boarding school for miscreant Amethysts.
  • The Dreaded: She's essentially made her subordinates, and until her Curb-Stomp Battle at the hands of the Crystal Gems, she is. As in Bad Boss, she was apparently made to be one.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Also comes off as this as she's constantly berating her subordinates for fooling around and not behaving like proper soldiers.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She hopes the Diamonds appreciate the hard work she's put in towards preserving Pink Diamond's legacy. Said Diamonds don't think much of her for being too much of an ass-kisser.
  • Fantastic Racist: Times four! She's rude and dismissive of Pearl, is disdainful toward Ruby, treats her Earth-born Quartz soldiers badly, and pretends not to understand the human Steven, which he readily uses to his advantage by communicating plans to the Crystal Gems right under her nose. The only Gems she treats with respect are Sapphire and the Diamonds, who both rank higher than her.
  • Feet-First Introduction: And the way she keeps her feet together shows her uptight attitude.
  • Hate Sink: She premieres just as the Diamonds' sympathetic side is shown, and between her prejudices, bossiness, and suck-up behavior, Holly Blue does a great job directing both the audience's and the cast's hatred of the Diamonds to herself.
  • Horned Hairdo: Her hair is styled in two cone-like shapes on either side of her head.
  • Hypocrite: She calls her Amethyst guards a "defective lot" and incompetent at their work. This coming from the same gem who not only fails to recognize Pearl is obviously not owned by Sapphire, blames some of her Amethyst guards of causing some damage to a door, oh, and thoroughly failed to notice there were TWO DIAMONDS when she went to check up on Blue Diamond.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tells a pair of Amethysts not to shout in the hallways... by shouting at them.
  • Ironic Name: She seems to be the only Gem in the Zoo not made on Earth and insults her subordinates for their birthplace. She's also named after Holley blue agate, a quartz found only in a very specific location on Earth.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Quartzes she mistreated and belittled just stood by and laughed as she was defeated and humiliated by the Crystal Gems. Pearl, who had to put up with her condescendingly dismissive treatment that contrasts with Pink Diamond's kindness towards her, gives her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, tells her to be quiet about what she just witnessed, and further rubs it in by saying "That will be all", accompanied by Steven clapping his hands.
  • Meaningful Name: In gemstone mythos, agates are used to strengthen the body and balance the mind to promote productivity. This is somewhat fitting considering her Drill Sergeant Nasty attitude towards the Amethysts she looks over by reprimanding them and telling them how to behave.
  • Praetorian Guard: "The Trial" reveals that the Diamonds have Agate guards in their retinues.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Literally AND figuratively! Her obsession with kowtowing to rank drastically compromises her objectivity and competency, to the point where she'll miss flagrant attempts at infiltration and assume them to be her underlings' fault.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: She is always sweet-talking any higher ranking gem in the area, to the point that even Yellow and Blue Diamond are shown to be annoyed by it. She addresses the aristocratic Sapphire as "Your (Grand) Clarity."
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Watches over the remote Human Zoo, visited only by Blue Diamond, while most Gems know little to nothing about Pink Diamond.
  • True Blue Femininity: As with all other Gems serving under Blue Diamond, she wears a blue uniform. Her skin, hair, and weapon are also blue.
  • Whip It Good: Her weapon is an electrified whip, which perfectly fits her status as a disciplinarian and overseer.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Her whip emits blue lightning.

    Holly Blue Agate's Quartz Crew/The Famethyst 

The Famethyst

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Voiced by: Michaela Dietz (Amethysts), Kimberly Brooks (Jaspers, Carnelian)

Formerly of Pink Diamond's Court. A group of Amethysts, Jaspers, and a single Carnelian from the Prime and Beta Kindergartens on Earth, commanded by Holly Blue Agate and serving under Blue Diamond.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Most of them are called by their number and the sole Carnelian by her type, but Amethyst refers to the thin Jasper as simply "Skinny". It's clear that Amethyst means it kindly, and Skinny is amused.
  • Amazon Brigade: Albeit with the usual "sexless and referred to with female pronouns space rocks" caveat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Skinny's gem is on her navel, and is exposed by her uniform top.
  • Big Fun: Are full-bodied and muscular like most standard-issue Quartz Gems, but have the same boisterous and playful personality that the Crystal Gem Amethyst has.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Unlike the other Quartzes, Skinny's hair is short, although it's still wild and spiky like her sisters'.
  • Call-Back: In "Beta", Peridot observed that a carnelian came out sideways at the Beta Kindergarten. The Quartz Crew include a single short, goofy-looking Carnelian. Also, Amethyst expresses solidarity with the imperfect Gems that emerged from the Beta Kindergarten, including "this skinny looking one right here". Later, viewers meet a member of the Quartz crew named Skinny.
  • Call-Forward: In "Now We're Only Falling Apart", it's shown that the Famethyst were among the first gems to emerge on the planet, and we see them waiting for the last of their unit to emerge before being ordered to get moving without her.
  • Contralto of Danger: The Amethyst that gets Greg and Steven out of the zoo has a deep, commanding voice that sounds nearly identical to Jasper's. But as it turns out, they're not all that dangerous.
  • Cool Big Sis: All of them are this to our Amethyst. They all came from Earth, just like her, and many of them emerged from the same Kindergarten as she (Crystal Gem Amethyst being the last to emerge, long after the rebellion and evacuation had already happened). And unlike Jasper, they gladly accept her as a sister after meeting her and help her escape.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Skinny is not only a contrast to the Jasper we know but to the other Amethysts. The rest are laughing, boisterous pranksters, while she's just off to the side, playfully snarking, "You Amethysts are so cliquey."
  • The Dog Bites Back: After enduring Holly Blue's demeaning and abusive treatment of them, they decide to watch and laugh as the Crystal Gems hand their superior's ass back to her. When Holly Blue orders them to take out the Crystal Gems, they just wave goodbye to the departing opposition.
  • Fantastic Racism: Are targets of this by Holly Blue Agate for being born on Earth, and defective in the case of Skinny and Carnelian, the latter two she calls "hideous off-color Betas." Holly Blue's words also imply that if it weren't for Blue Diamond's desire to keep them as reminders of Pink Diamond, they'd not 'be in service' anymore. It's likely that she's not the only Homeworld Gem with this belief.
  • Foil:
    • To the original Jasper, in multiple ways. She's a perfectly formed "ultimate Quartz", while several of them have visible physical flaws including Carnelian's short height and Skinny's ...well, skinniness. She takes her duties as a Homeworld warrior seriously, while they love to play around and have fun. She looks down on "defective" Gems and despises the Crystal Gems, as opposed to these Quartzes who happily embrace Amethyst as family, defect and all, while assisting the Crystal Gems against Holly Blue Agate.
    • The contrast is especially striking between different Jaspers. Whereas "ultimate Quartz" Jasper is hulking, loud and belligerent, Skinny is slim, laid-back and friendly.
  • Friendly Enemy: They may be Homeworld Gems, but they're very friendly with the Crystal Gems, to the point of downright helping them with their rescue mission.
  • Genki Girl: Carnelian, full stop. "I'M NOT THE SHORTEST ANYMORE!"
  • Heroic Build: They have stocky and muscular builds appropriate for Quartz soldiers, the only exception being Skinny.
  • The Hyena: They're jovial and fun-loving, and they enjoy a good laugh much like our Amethyst, their 'little sis'.
  • Immortal Immaturity: They're all thousands of years old, with the attitude of a bunch of rowdy teenagers.
  • Last of Her Kind: Many Amethysts and a few Jaspers are shown, but only one Carnelian is seen. Since this group contains all the remaining uncorrupted Quartz soldiers made on Earth (aside from the main Jasper), it's quite possible that she's the last of the Earth-born Carnelians.
  • Leitmotif: Skinny Jasper is introduced with, hilariously, Jasper's own leitmotif.
  • Lima Syndrome: They're the guards of a People Zoo, and when a bunch of humans became sad from Greg rejecting them, some of the Quartzes give them very sincere-sounding consolations and ask them to talk about their problems.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Amethyst is delighted to find out that they came from the Prime Kindergarten on Earth, making them her "sisters".
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Even more so than the Ruby Squad, since they outright refuse to obey Holly Blue's orders to stop the Crystal Gems.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The Crystal Gems (and Greg) would've probably had a harder time escaping the human zoo had Holly Blue not demeaned and abused the Quartzes stationed there. As a result, when they do escape, the Quartzes don't even bother trying to stop them.
  • Mook Carryover: Like Jasper, they used to work for Pink Diamond. Unlike Jasper, they were reassigned to Blue's court instead of Yellow's and aren't nearly as active.
  • Nice Girl: They immediately accept Amethyst as one of them, as opposed to the first Jasper we met, who disdained her for being small, with the only Gem mentioning it being the Carnelian cheering about no longer being the shortest amongst them.
  • Oh, Crap!: One of the Amethyst guards has this reaction when Holly Blue Agate catches Greg and Steven outside of the zoo.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: The Jaspers are orange-skinned and wear standard Blue Diamond uniforms.
  • Palette Swap: Most of them resemble a purple version of that Jasper. Fortunately that's where the similarities end.
  • Planet of Steves: All of them are named Amethyst or Jasper, except for the one Carnelian. However, to offset this, they also avert the Race Name Basis that the Crystal Gems follow by casually using their facet cuts.
  • The Prankster: Just like the Crystal Gems' Amethyst, it seems. Their first appearance has them making a fool out of Steven and Greg by pretending to be an evil bunch who's holding poor Amethyst hostage, but then they burst into laughter and reveal it was all a joke.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Despite working for Homeworld, they're hardly malicious or even unhelpful to the Crystal Gems. They laugh and joke with Amethyst, and they make no attempt to stop the Crystal Gems from returning to Earth, even giving them a friendly wave goodbye.
  • Race Name Basis: Averted, as they seem to use their Cut numbers (8XL, 8XJ, 8XG, etc.) as their identifying names.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They were formed in the Earth Kindergartens around the time of the war, making them at least 5,000 years old.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Holly Blue's prejudice against them for being made on Earth hints they were all posted at the very remote Zoo to keep them out of sight of the other Homeworld Gems (and possibly to be another reminder of Pink Diamond for Blue Diamond to visit).
  • Regal Ringlets: Amethyst 8XJ has tube-like curls in her hair similar to Rose Quartz's. Not surprising, as they were both made by Pink Diamond for her court.
  • The Runt at the End: When our Amethyst shows up, Carnelian is seen running around while carrying Amethyst over her head and joyfully celebrating because "[she's] not the shortest anymore!".
  • Sad Clown: They seem to get through Holly Blue's abuse by being jovial jokesters.
  • The Slacker: Skinny seems incredibly laid back, not caring about anything, as she teases the Amethysts for being "cliquey". Quite the opposite of her perfectly-formed sister.
  • Super Soldier: Quartzes are produced by Homeworld to be soldiers, so naturally this is what they are.
  • Technicolor Eyes: The Amethysts have purple eyes, the Jaspers have yellow eyes, and the lone Carnelian has orange eyes.
  • There Is Another: Their appearance confirms the existence of other Kindergarten-born Amethysts and Jaspers.
  • Token Good Teammate: They're some of the nicest Homeworld Gems out there. As Humanity Is Infectious, possibly justified by them taking care of the Zoomans (like how a certain other alien pulls a Heel–Face Turn by taking care of a human-blooded individual).
  • Tragic Keepsake: They are living ones for Blue Diamond, who is keeping them alive in memory of Pink Diamond, since they were born on her planet.
  • True Companions: With each other, all acting like sisters and sticking together. Even Amethyst being a Crystal Gem doesn't sway them from accepting her into their family. Lampshaded by Skinny, who playfully snarks that they're "cliquey".
  • Wild Hair: Like Amethyst, they have long, unkempt manes of Rapunzel Hair (except Skinny, whose hair is short but still wild and messy). The Amethysts have white or light purple hair, Skinny's is white, and Carnelian's is ruby-red.
  • You Are Number 6: Individuals are referred to by their cut, as is standard for Homeworld Gems. Three of the Amethysts are identified as Cut 8XL, 8XG, and 8XJ. Notably, they reveal that our Amethyst's designation is Facet 5, Cut 8XM.
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    Aquamarine 

Aquamarine

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Voiced by: Della Saba
"What an ordeal. But the Diamonds needed me. That's the burden of being the best."

A small Homeworld Gem sent by Blue and Yellow Diamond to retrieve new humans for the zoo.


  • Aliens of London: Aquamarine speaks in British Received Pronunciation, which oddly means she pronounces her own name differently than most characters ("ack-wuh" instead of "ahk-wuh").
  • Antagonist Abilities: Her Tractor Beam can freeze anyone in their tracks, up to and including Alexandrite.
  • Arc Villain: For StevenBomb 6, which revolves around her leading Topaz on their kidnapping mission.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Is about the size of a toddler and looks like a silly little fairy, yet is capable of freezing Alexandrite with little effort using her wand, and before that manages to knock Steven out by flinging him into a tree and launch Pearl skyward by utilizing it.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The size of a small child and in charge of a Gem fusion over ten feet tall.
  • Bigger Stick: Her wand alone (which does not seem to be her gem weapon, as she stores it on her head rather than her gemstone) is nearly unstoppable—because there's almost nothing it can't stop. She doesn't even consider the Crystal Gems besides Rose as worth her time of day. However, without it, she's basically helpless against a larger Gem.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She at first seems like a lost and innocent Gem, but she's really using her small and childlike appearance to her advantage in order to get the information she wants for her mission. Once she captures Connie, she shows her true colors.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Aquamarine barely cares about the original mission, so she captures Steven/"Rose" as excuse to not even expend the effort to finish it.
  • The Comically Serious: Although menacing, the fact that she thinks "My dad" is an actual name of a human is comedy gold.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Jasper. While Jasper relied on brute force, Aquamarine is physically weak but cunning and she relies on her tractor beams to immobilize enemies.
  • Crocodile Tears: Her gem's cut is tear-shaped and on her left cheek near her eye, which, combined with her childlike appearance and immature attitude, definitely evokes this. She lampshades it in "Stuck Together".
    Aquamarine: Oh no! Is Rosie upset because her widdle deal didn't work? (points to her gem) Look, I'm so moved, I'm crying. Just kidding, that's my gem!
  • The Dreaded: Pearl and Garnet are both shocked when they hear that an Aquamarine and a Topaz fusion have arrived on Earth.
  • Elite Mook: Pearl's reaction to her and Aquamarine's statement that the mission was a 'waste of an Aquamarine' both imply she's a much more unique and powerful Gem than the previous Gems sent to Earth. Rebecca Sugar confirmed during a CN Side that she is indeed a very high ranking Blue Gem.
  • Evil Brit: She speaks with a posh British accent, emphasizing her condescending tone.
  • Expy: While creating Aquamarine's character, Rebecca Sugar used Cartman from South Park as a comparison for her maliciously bratty and narcissistic personality.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She's cruel, cold, arrogant, and looks even more like a child than Ruby or Peridot—so much that Steven and Connie took her asking "are you my dad" to refer to an actual parental figure.
  • The Fair Folk: Has a very obviously fairy-like design, with her tiny stature, wings, dress and wand... and is a malicious, spiteful little brat who's willing to have Topaz murder Jamie if it means getting the Gems to co-operate with her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like Yellow Diamond, she calls humans "organics" with clear distaste and disgust.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She speaks in a mock polite tone and taunts the Gems to their faces, as well as casually discussing killing humans like she might have to replace a broken item she was tasked with bringing to her boss.
  • Final Boss: Of Season 4 with Topaz and Topaz. It's a Curb-Stomp Battle that ends in their favor.
  • Flight: Her wings let her fly just like Lapis.
  • Foil: To Lapis Lazuli; both are blue Gems with water wings and a teardrop shaped gem. Lapis is a kind Gem underneath all her physical and psychological trauma, and has a relaxed hipster look to her. Aquamarine, on the other hand, acts like an adorable kid but is really a sadist without the mask, and wears uptight, professional clothes. And while both are very powerful, Lapis's power is innate while Aquamarine's comes from outside technology.
  • Hair Decorations: When not in use, her wand rests in her hair, where it bends into a V-shape to look like a bow.
  • Hate Sink: Aside from some slight respect she has towards Topaz, she has the fewest sympathetic traits of all the Homeworld Gems seen thus far (even the Diamonds). She's just a Spoiled Brat of a Gem who insults, lies to, and bosses around anyone and everyone, and won't stop until she gets what she wants. Even her Pet the Dog moment towards Topaz (telling them she won't report her insubordination to the Diamonds if she stops) can come off as just as much making sure Topaz doesn't go through with poofing her. Pretty jarring considering not just her appearance, but the enormous contrast to all other characters.
  • Humans Are Insects: Aquamarine hates being on Earth, and reacts to a bunch of captured "organics" struggling with a mix of disgust and amusement at their distress. Despite being tasked with taking specific humans alive for a Zoo, she considers them interchangeable and expendable enough to fudge her goal when it conveniences her. Peridot and Jasper didn't act this bad.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Looks and acts like a spoiled child despite being immortal.
  • Implied Death Threat: She's not above making them if she has to:
    Aquamarine: Hey, Topaz, can you remind me? I mean, my memory is perfect, but our orders were to bring back these six humans. I'm just not sure. Did they specify... alive?
  • Jerkass: Egotistical, cruel, and incredibly mocking. Even her first non-silhouetted appearance, which only had her talking for the last few minutes of the episode, mind, made it very clear Aquamarine is an utter brat through and through, and she continues to be equally - if not more-so - unpleasant following it.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her mean-spiritedness aside, her warnings to Topaz about what would happen to them if they went through with poofing her and escaping with Steven and Lars do have a point. The Diamonds would view them as traitors no better than the Crystal Gems, and the knowledge of Steven's existence would paint both of them as fugitives who willingly collaborated with their planet's greatest war criminal. Shattering would just be one of many punishments awaiting them if Homeworld chose to bring their full might to bear in hunting them down.
  • Karma Houdini: Even besides what's necessary for her mission, Aquamarine is cruel and mean, threatening to kill her captives (who she was clearly supposed bring in alive) and constantly disparaging her subordinate. The most she gets for punishment is getting scared for a moment when Topaz turns on her, only for Aquamarine to talk her down from it. Then again, it can be assumed that she is now aware that Steven bears Pink Diamond's gemstone, given that Steven's return caused the start of a new Era, so at the very least she has to live with the knowledge that she physically harmed and kidnapped a Diamond.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The plot takes a much darker turn when she and Topaz begin kidnapping Beach City's residents as the arc culminates in Steven sacrificing himself to save the others by outing himself as Rose Quartz. In other words, her appearance brought the show to its lowest point.
  • Lack of Empathy: Refers to fusion Gems starting to care about each other (getting "sentimental") as a problem.
  • Leitmotif: A twinkling, music box-esque melody with a tinge of ominousness to it, befitting her character.
  • Literal-Minded: This is what makes Steven realize Aquamarine was following Peridot's list of names of the humans he listed off when he first met Peridot. When Aquamarine said she was looking for "My Dad", she wasn't talking about her father (not that she even has any) or even Greg. She was literally looking for someone named "My Dad".
  • Magic Wand: Her Tractor Beam, though likely not really magic, does look like a wand. When not in use, it transforms into the ribbon on her head.
  • Making a Splash: Downplayed. She can form wings out of water and use them to fly, but it is unknown if she can control water as a weapon like Lapis does. Considering Aquamarine's heavy reliance on her wand and that she could be an Era 2 gem, who have limited powers, it is likely that she cannot.
  • Mean Boss: She'll insult Topaz openly and to her face.
    Aquamarine: I can't believe they wasted an Aquamarine on a job like this. It's so easy, you could have done it yourself, Topaz!
  • Meaningful Name: Aquamarines are gemstones associated with eternal youth and good luck; Aquamarine looks like a child and her mission to Earth is the only one out of the others to be successful (and even more so considering she managed to bring "Rose Quartz" with her). Aquamarines also promote service, communication and mental reasoning. Aquamarine brags of being "the best" in her services to the Diamonds and having a perfect memory, and not only talks the most compared to the Topaz duo but manages to get herself out of a pinch by reasoning with them.
  • Narcissist: She'll never hesitate to compliment herself. She even says going to Earth is "the price of being the best".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Going the opposite extreme as Jasper and the Diamonds, Aquamarine's design is far less detailed and more stylized than any other Gem or human—even Onion! Her head is just a sphere with hair shaped like a football, and her only facial features are eyes, her gem, and thin lips. She kind of looks like some kind of advertising mascot, strongly contrasting with her cruel behavior.
  • The Noseless: Like Sapphire, she has no nose.
  • Not So Above It All: Aquamarine considers humans completely below her attention, but Jamie's too much of a Drama Queen for even her to ignore.
    Jamie: What justice is there in such a gross tangling of symbols?!
    Aquamarine: Will you stop?! You're ruining my moment!
  • Not So Different: To Peridot when she lost her limb enhancements (but before learning she had ferrokinetic powers) where she proves to be an absolute weakling without her Gem weapon.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • The moment Steven tells her he's Rose Quartz, she drops her mocking attitude and says "no way" in a hushed tone while looking legitimately shocked and angry.
    • When Topaz manages to overpower her and pin her while threatening to use a destabilizer on her, the look on her face as she's talking her down subtly indicates that she is terrified.
    • Her tone and expression when telling Topaz to unfuse and that they'll never speak of the incident again seems almost somber. It's undeniably a stark contrast to how she usually says everything with an at least mildly jerkish or insulting manner to it.
  • Pet the Dog: While she's incredibly condescending towards the Topaz twins, treating them like Dumb Muscle at the best of times, she does seem to hold a modicum of respect for them underneath the bratty banter. Tellingly, after discovering Topaz helping Steven and Lars escape, Aquamarine has a perfect opportunity to attack Topaz with her wand, but simply destroys the escape pod instead and doesn't resist when the fusion pins her to the ship's engine block. When she successfully talks Topaz down, Aquamarine - instead of punishing her or threatening to report her insubordination to the Diamonds - simply tells her that so long as Topaz calms down, unfuses and gets back to her duties, they'll never need to speak of what happened to anyone, with a far less nasty tone and expression than usual. Although this may be to prevent another attack from Topaz, it should be noted that Aquamarine makes that last proposition while she has the advantage, as she is the only one holding a weapon and Topaz is on her knees.
  • Photographic Memory: Claims to have one, but only brings it up to ask a rhetorical question. It would certainly add to her similarities to Lapis Lazuli.
    Aquamarine: Hey, Topaz. Can you remind me? I mean, my memory is perfect but...
  • Put on a Bus: She's not seen again after she sends the Topazes off in "Stuck Together". It is unknown if she was among the Aquamarines cheering when Blue and Yellow Diamond return to Homeworld with Steven or flying around the Era 3 ball.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She's a tiny Gem even smaller than Peridot and is the brain to Topaz's brawn, with a perfect memory.
  • Smug Snake: She plays the childlike innocence angle for as long as it'll work, but her actual personality paints her as an incredibly smug and condescending brat who is used to always getting her way and doesn't take dissension or disobedience lightly.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her Tractor Beam wand is very powerful, but Aquamarine is easily overpowered if the opponent can get past it.
  • Stealth Pun: Her gem is on her cheek. Her general behavior is cute but also irreverent and disrespectful. She's "cheeky."
  • Tattoo as Character Type: In American prisons a teardrop shaped tattoo below the eye, much like Aquamarine's gem, means the prisoner with it has killed someone while in prison. Read that as you may but it should obviously contribute to the idea that Aquamarine isn't someone to be messed with.
  • Tractor Beam: Has a small wand that fires a blue beam that immobilizes anything it hits, even a massive Gem fusion like Alexandrite.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Dual Boss version with the Topazes. They mark the first time the Gems have gone up against an Elite Mook and almost effortlessly beats ALL of them, including Alexandrite.
  • White Gloves: Wears a pair.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can make watery butterfly-like wings sprout from her back.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Pulls a hilariously unimpressed face when Steven brings up the possibility of her acting mean out of hidden insecurities.

    Defense Zircon 

Defense Zircon

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Voiced by: Amy Sedaris
"This is ridiculous. 4,000 years of loyal service of the court and this is what I get?!"

A blue Homeworld Gem assigned to be Steven's defense attorney in the case of Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond.


  • Adorkable: Due to her Nervous Wreck tendencies.
  • All There in the Script: "Defense Zircon" is the name the credits use to distinguish her from the other Zircon.
  • Amoral Attorney: Averted; she does her best to get Steven acquitted, even though they both think he's guilty, but that's just part of her job (for which she'll be killed if she fails).
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Asks several after her Eureka Moment.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Noticing the discrepancies in Pink Diamond's death allowed some doubts into thinking Rose Quartz killed her.
  • Character Tics: Holding her arms behind her back.
  • Cheated Angle: Her defining facial feature is her crescent moon-shaped cowl. It switches positions where it's pointing at. From the side it looks like it's pointing straight forward, but when viewed from the front the cowl points either left or right depending on how she is standing.
  • Classy Cravat: She wears one, fitting of a lawyer and with her gem in place of its tie.
  • Cowardly Lion: Despite her understandable nervousness, she still manages to pull through and turn the case around when things are looking bleak for Steven.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She accuses the Diamonds of having murdered Pink Diamond, to their faces.
  • Disregard That Statement: After she realizes that she just accused the Diamonds of shattering Pink Diamond, she attempts to withdraw her own accusation. Yellow Diamond just crushes her with a single finger.
  • Don't Answer That: Tells Steven NOT to confess to the guilty charge. He doesn't listen.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: After 4,000 years of service to the Homeworld court, she cannot believe she's been ordered to be, what they believe, Rose Quartz's defense attorney - even though she wasn't around to witness Pink Diamond's death, she knows it's an insurmountable task.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: A pivotal moment in the show's backstory is the shattering of Pink Diamond by Rose Quartz. In "The Trial", Steven, who possesses Rose's Gem, is put on trial by Blue and Yellow Diamond, who want to see "Rose Quartz" answer for her crimes. During the trial, Defense Zircon realizes that the known details about the crime don't add up. For starters, how did Rose, by then a known war criminal, get anywhere near Pink Diamond in the first place? Defense Zircon concludes that Pink was lured from safety by someone she knew and trusted, and the only ones she knew, trusted, and could have shattered her were the other Diamonds. "A Single Pale Rose" reveals that Blue Zircon was very close, but would never have considered the truth: The one responsible for Pink Diamond's shattering was Pink Diamond herself. She faked the whole thing because she was Rose Quartz all along and wanted to shed her Diamond persona entirely in favor of living on Earth.
  • Eureka Moment: During a recess in the trial, she talks with Steven and realizes that the Diamonds are so interested in Steven/Rose telling what happened because they don't really know, just hearsay from others. She then puts together a solid defense about why the one who shattered Pink Diamond couldn't have been Rose, but another Diamond. Unfortunately for Zircon, she is poofed for her troubles.
  • Expy: Of Phoenix Wright. When she doesn't have much to go on, she frantically grasps at straws in the hopes she can somehow salvage a seemingly unwinnable case. When she has her Eureka Moment, she confidently presents her case, effortlessly countering any claims made against her client, turning the case in her favor in a matter of minutes.
  • Fantastic Racism: While presenting her case to the court, she makes some condescending comments about humans, though she might've just been saying that to make her speech more flowery and persuasive. Her actual views on humans are unknown, though they're probably not very positive, considering Homeworld's general contempt for organic life.
  • Gone Horribly Right: She is assigned to defend Steven, who poses as "Rose Quartz", in a trial before the Diamonds with the penalty of shattering if she loses her case defending a rebel. She realizes that the reason such a through trial is occurring is that the Diamonds don't know what happened when Rose allegedly killed Pink Diamond either and makes the case that while Rose would have wanted to shatter Pink Diamond, she couldn't have...proving it so well that she realizes probably only another Diamond could have shattered Pink. Yellow Diamond is so upset by the accusation that she poofs the Zircon. Possibly subverted in that Blue Diamond clearly wanted to know more about how Pink died (thus getting what she wanted) and was upset with Yellow's actions, which may save Zircon from a shattering.
  • Head Desk: She bangs her head repeatedly against a column while Steven is confessing his "crimes" to Blue Diamond.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a holographic monocle which can spawn other holographic screens.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Since neither Yellow nor Blue shattered Pink Diamond and they both loved her deeply, Zircon accusing them of shattering her can come across as this.
  • Meaningful Name: Zircon is known as a gem associated with giving guidance where guidance was needed as well as compassion and wisdom. Naturally, Zircon isn't an Amoral Attorney and noticed that there were a few suspicious details in the story of how Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond.
  • Nervous Wreck: Justified, as she knows if she loses the case, she will be shattered along with her defendant and her recent client is Rose Quartz (actually Steven). However, despite the pressure of the case, she composes herself long enough to list the reasons how unrealistic Pink Diamond's demise is after figuring out why it doesn't make sense.
  • No Time to Explain: Has little to no time to explain their doomed case.
  • Oh, Crap!: Just after she finishes a convincing argument for "Rose's" innocence and insinuating that a Diamond was responsible for Pink Diamond's shattering, Yellow Diamond rises from her chair to tower over her. Zircon is understandably terrified.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: The only reason why she's "Rose's"/Steven's lawyer is because she was assigned to do so. However, she is genuinely helpful and depending on how you view it, friendly, to Steven as they try to put together their defending case, and she does seem to put aside the issue of being on opposite sides of a war when she figures out there's more to the story of how Pink Diamond was shattered, to the point that she accuses the Diamonds of an inside job.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Like all Gems, she is The Ageless and she specifically is at least 4,000 years old.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She's technically right that a Diamond must've been responsible for Pink Diamond's death, and it is weird that Pink's Pearl didn't do anything to prevent it. Pink Diamond herself planned her "death" with the help of her Pearl. Defense Zircon was just wrong that one of the other Diamonds was the one who shattered her.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Her accusation to the Diamonds that they had something to do with Pink Diamond's death ultimately ended up wrong, as Pink Diamond chose to "die". Now both Zircons are stuck somewhere on Homeworld in their gem form.
  • Shout-Out: Along with the monocle and Gag Nose noted in Prosecuting Zircon's description, Defense Zircon's nervous mannerisms were based on the screenwriter character from FILM FILM FILM, a 1968 Soviet animated film that parodied the filmmaking process.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in "The Trial", but she reveals that the circumstances surrounding the shattering of Pink Diamond don't make sense, and voices that the most likely culprit is not Rose Quartz, but one of the other Diamonds. She is then immediately poofed by Yellow Diamond. Sure enough, it turns out one of the Diamonds did "kill" her — Pink Diamond faked her own death to fully take on her Rose Quartz identity.
  • Speech Impediment: Unlike the Prosecuting Zircon, Defense Zircon speaks with a noticeable lisp.
  • Spot the Thread: Notices some suspicious holes in the story of Rose shattering Pink.

    Comby 

"Comby"

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Voiced by: Lisa Hannigan
"You'll never be alone-y as long as you are combing."
A Pebble shaped like a comb. She sings to Blue Diamond whenever she is combing her hair, she's put back whenever Blue Diamond doesn't use her.
  • All There in the Script: Only named in the credits.
  • And I Must Scream: Averted. She doesn't seem to care much about having to spend the entirety of her existence singing or sitting in one place. Though looking at the other Pebbles, it's possible she can morph to a form that can move, but isn't supposed to.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Why does Blue Diamond need a singing comb?
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She's sized to Blue Diamond's Brobdingnagian proportions, making her noticeably larger than the average pebble.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Pebbles look human in shape, but are much less detailed. This Pebble is attached to a comb, if the comb isn't actually a part of her body.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Showing the difference between her and other pebbles even more.
  • Blush Sticker: Comby has permanent blush stickers on her cheeks.
  • Broken Record: She always sings the line "You'll never be alone-y as long as you are combing" over and over.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Her chant suggests Blue Diamond made her to ease the loneliness from Pink's absence. Though from Blue Diamond's perspective, Comby's probably more of a Security Blanket that's incidentally living.
  • Punny Name: Comby is an adjective used in geology to describe mineral crystal structures in veins, as in a "comby vein of quartz".
  • Significant Double Casting: The only non-Pink Diamond-created Pebble seen so far, and voiced by Lisa Hannigan, confirming that life created by a Diamond shares that Diamond’s voice actor, as was the case with the Watermelon Stevens and Pink’s Pebbles.

Pink Court

    The Bubbled Rose Quartzes 

The Bubbled Rose Quartzes

Yellow Diamond: She was shattered by a Rose Quartz! The entire cut of Gem deserves the same fate!
Blue Diamond: But they were hers.

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A caste of Quartz-type Gems created for Pink Diamond. After Rose Quartz (the individual) lead the Crystal Gems in driving Homeworld off Earth, all of them were bubbled. They're now kept in the Zoo.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • It's unclear if they were bubbled near the war's start (for Rose rebelling at all) or end (in response to Pink Diamond's shattering). The bubbles they're kept in are pink, but needn't have been made by Pink Diamond.
    • The only Rose Quartz we've seen being a Diamond in disguise raises many questions about the real Rose Quartzes. What did they look like? Did they even have the same voice? Are their actual abilities anything like the ones Pink Diamond used, or were they more like other Quartz-type Gems?
  • The Ghost: We've seen their bubbled gems, but not their forms, and we can only guess their appearance based on Rose's.
  • Misplaced Retribution: All of them are being punished for what Rose did, and Yellow Diamond wants them shattered. Presumably, they assumed Rose's "defect" inherent to her gem type and wanted to feel like they were punishing Pink Diamond's killer. Made even worse when it turns out that Pink wasn't shattered by a Rose Quartz at all.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: They're bubbled in a secure chamber in the Zoo. Though they presumably worked for Homeworld, the overall portrayal of Homeworld Gems suggests they aren't generally evil.
  • Stone Wall: A Tweet by Ian Jones-Quartey implies they have a defensive role in Homeworld's military, as seen by our Rose's weapon being a shield.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The only reason they haven't been shattered is so Blue Diamond can visit the Zoo and stare at them to remind herself of their creator.

    Pink Diamond's Pearl 

Pink Diamond's Pearl

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Voiced by: Deedee Magno-Hall
"I could imagine it, if you would like me to, my Diamond."

The Pearl owned by Pink Diamond. She is first brought up by Blue Zircon in "The Trial", wondering what she was doing that would prevent her from noticing Rose Quartz's assassination attempt on Pink Diamond. She was unable to attend the trial and give testimony, but flashbacks have expanded on who she was and her role in Pink Diamond's shattering.


  • Absence of Evidence: As Defense Zircon pointed out in "The Trial", even if Rose Quartz somehow managed to sneak past the rest of Pink Diamond's entourage, or came upon her when she had sent them away for whatever reason, her Pearl should have been able to give her a warning. The Diamonds take their Pearls with them everywhere they go, even for things that they wouldn't let any other Gem see (Blue Diamond took her Pearl with her to Earth, the Yellow and Blue Pearls were present during the conversation between their respective Diamonds in the bubble room), so there shouldn't have been any circumstance where Pink Diamond sent her Pearl away.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Judging by Blue and Yellow Pearls' reactions, something must've happened to her. For whatever reason, she wasn't brought up as eyewitness testimony, meaning either;
    • She wasn't present when Pink Diamond got shattered, so her testimony would've been worthless to the investigation. However, as Blue and Yellow Pearls have always been seen in the accompaniment of their Diamonds even when Rose and the Crystal Gems' Pearl attacked the Cloud Arena (meaning that this wasn't a rule modified to fix a loophole in the Pearls' routine), if her Pearl was still alive at the time Pink Diamond was shattered, then where was she? Why didn't she warn Pink that Rose was approaching?
    • She was unavailable to provide testimony due to being shattered, defected, corrupted, or some other reason. Due to Homeworld's faster-than-light travel and teleportation as well as rejecting the orders of the Diamonds being considered treasonous, a loyal and intact Pearl should've been able to attend the case. Turns out, she defected to the Crystal Gems, along with her owner.
  • The Butler Did It: She didn't warn Pink about Rose because "Rose Quartz" was actually her shapeshifted into Rose's form, helping Pink to fake her own shattering.
  • The Ghost: She's mentioned when Defense Zircon comments that she didn't warn Pink Diamond that Rose was nearby and armed. Subverted when it turns out she's one of the main characters.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: She was given to Pink thousands of years before her mistress was given the Earth as her first colony. Her sole function was to make Pink happy. Even then, she acted... robotic, and seemed incapable of thinking for herself. Pink's Pearl gradually loosened up as they explored the planet, and even admitted to her Diamond, she was beginning to have fantasies of them running off together. She became horrified at her own confession and fusion attempts requesting she be replaced, but Pink Diamond encouraged her to never stop growing. While she does return to her servant role six millenia later, with Pink Diamond's son Steven becoming her new owner, she does not return to her old robotic personality, even acting more as her Diamond's guide and mother figure than his servant.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She wasn't exactly a villain, but she did serve Homeworld, specifically Pink Diamond. Eventually, she and her Diamond defected and formed the Crystal Gems in an attempt to save Earth.
  • Kindly Housekeeper: A made-to-order Pearl for a Diamond, she's a perfectionist at everything she does. Even her outfit screams "nanny". It's heavily implied she was made to be governess for Pink Diamond after the original Pink Pearl became too familiar with her.
  • Mysterious Past: As she explained in "Now We're Only Falling Apart" she was given to Pink Diamond, not created by her own mistress. Given her gem placement and outfit incorporating all the colors of the Diamond Authority, it's highly likely White Diamond made her as a replacement for Pink's original Pearl, who was forcibly removed from her post after fraternizing with Pink Diamond, and made this Pearl's gemstone be on her forehead to remind Pink that she will always be watching her.
  • Non-Indicative Name: While she is Pink Diamond's Pearl, she is not Pink Pearl. The original Pink Pearl is another character all together.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: When we finally get a look at her, we find out that, unlike the other Diamonds' Pearls, she used the colors of all four Diamonds in her appearance and her gem does not match the placement of her Diamond's.
  • No Respect Guy: Homeworld really doesn't seem to be acknowledging that not only is she Pink Diamond's Pearl, but also the one who helped her stage a rebellion as Rose Quartz, fake her death, and live a happier life on Earth, thus more than fulfilling her purpose to make Pink happy. Yellow Diamond poofs her the moment she comes to her Diamond's aid in "Together Alone", and White Diamond mind controlls her in "Change Your Mind".
  • Replacement Goldfish: She was given to Pink Diamond to be a "more sensible" Pearl than her previous one, Pink Pearl, ostensibly with the mission of keeping her in line with White Diamond's will better than Pink Pearl did. Ironically, the original Pink Pearl was replaced for the grievous offense of laughing and playing with Pink Diamond. This Pearl helped Pink create a criminal alias, inspired her to rebel and sabotage her own colony, fell in love with and fused with her (repeatedly), and then conspired to fake her assassination and concealed the truth for 6,000 years afterward.
  • Team Mom: Seemingly of the pearls. Not much is shown, but we see both Blue, and even Yellow Pearl, treat her with mutual respect.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: "A Single Pale Rose" reveals that she is actually the Crystal Gem Pearl.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It turns out that she was the one who first suggested that Pink Diamond disguise herself as a Quartz and explore Earth in person. The Earth would've been colonized otherwise if she hadn't.
  • Undying Loyalty: Defense Zircon at the trial pointed out one of the biggest discrepancies in Pink Diamond's assassination; she, as the made-to-order handmaiden of a Diamond, should have been there by her side. Blue and Yellow Pearl acknowledged this much with an expression. As Defense Zircon points out, even if Rose could have gotten past all of Pink Diamond's security, at the very least, Pink's Pearl would have been able to warn her owner of Rose approaching. Only another Diamond would have had the authority to dismiss her. In reality, she was there by Pink Diamond's side all along — but she didn't warn Pink about Rose because Pink is Rose, and they were working together to frame Pink's death.
  • Walking Spoiler: Even mentioning her brings up the uncertainty of Pink Diamond's killer. And it's hard to say much about this Pearl without revealing that she's... our Pearl. She's also not Pink Pearl, whom she replaced, likely for getting too familiar with Pink Diamond.

    Nephrite 

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Voiced by: Aparna Nancherla
"No please no, we're all gonna be...
No please no, we're all gonna be...
No please no, we're all gonna be..."

A ship captain serving Pink Diamond during the rebellion, she was caught up in the corruption wave while trying to rescue her crew, becoming the Gem Monster known as "Centipeetle".

See her folder here for tropes regarding Nephrite.

    Pebbles 

Pebbles

Voiced by: Susan Egan, Zach Callison
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Small sapient rocks created by Pink Diamond who are also her playmates.
  • Ambiguous Gender: While Gems have female voice actors and use feminine pronouns, the Pebble wearing green is voiced by Zach Callison, and some of them are seen wearing pyjama-like clothing, unlike the other ones who wear dresses.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Pebbles are so different than previously established Gems, both in terms of physiology (entirely made of stone instead of Hard Light from a gemstone Heart Drive) and creation (spontaneously made by the Diamonds, like Steven and Rose's plant creatures, no Injectors or Kindergarten involved), it's hard to say if they even are "Gems". It doesn't help that they're not generally acknowledged, basically being treated like furniture. The official word is that they are Gems.
    • It is unknown if they, like everyone else, thought that Pink Diamond was shattered, or if they knew about Rose Quartz.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Some have their pebbles on the backside of the head, which makes it look like a hairbun. Fitting for their servant role on homeworld.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The littlest ones shy away or hide from anyone other than Pink Diamond and her son Steven. This is because Pink treated them as people, not objects. Its heavily implied they were her only friends, once she was disseized of her Pink Pearl, long before she was given her replacement Pearl.
  • Fantastic Racism: Even moreso than Pearls, Homeworld treat Pebbles like objects—often literally. They're quite surprised when Steven (and Pink Diamond before him) said "thank you". Peridot and Squaridot even use "pebble" as a Fantastic Slur.
  • House Fey: They live in the walls and do various chores, much like brownies.
  • Lilliputians: Tiny, lumpy rocks that live in the walls and do odd jobs for their Diamond.
  • Mistaken Identity: They think that Steven is Pink Diamond because he said "thank you" to them, and that she's just playing games with them again. They do appear to have realized that Steven doesn't have Pink's memories when he sings "Familiar", though, but one of the Pebbles still refers to Steven as "Pink" in "Together Alone".
  • Mouse World: They live and work in the machinery that makes up the buildings and structures of the Gem Homeworld. You can't see them, not unless you look for them.
  • The Noseless: They don't have noses, though one does have her pebble positioned like one.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Look at them! Steven also thinks they're cute.
  • Rock Monster: Unlike most Gems, who project Hard Light bodies, Pebbles' bodies seem to be actual pebbles. Most still have slightly different colored circles where Gems would have their gemstones, too, though.
  • Rubber Man: Another use of their shapeshifting powers is stretching their limbs so they can rappel down objects.
  • Servant Race: They are the lowliest class of Gem who live in the walls of the Diamond palace. They seem to be made by Diamonds from a bowl of small rocks to perform various tasks, such as reconfiguring their rooms, tailoring outfits, acting as combs, and harmonizing when their Diamond starts singing. They tend to stay out of sight unless requested, although they will come out to actively interact with people they're fond of. Pink Diamond ended up with many as her playmates, and they quickly warm up to Steven too.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Like Bismuth, they can form tools with their hands. So far, there have been examples of hammers, sewing needles, knives, hooks, and scissors.
  • Shout-Out: They're tiny, friendly servants with squeaky voices who live in the walls, a clear parallel to Cinderella's mice friends. At one point they even stitch a pink dress together out of random scraps of repurposed cloth.
  • Significant Double Casting: They have the same voice actors as Rose (just like Pink Diamond) and Steven (just like Steven's plant creatures)—except for Blue Diamond's comb, which has the same voice actor as her.
  • Silicon-Based Life: They're small rocks given life by Pink's tears.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike most Homeworld Gems, who have an arrogant and/or mean streak, the Pebbles are very friendly and kind. They're seen as very enthusiastic and cheering when Steven plans to halt the Gem empire invading other worlds.

White Court

    White Pearl 

White Pearl/Pink Pearl

Voiced by: Christine Ebersole/Deedee Magno-Hall (as Pink Pearl)
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"Very cute. Glad to see we're having fun. However, White Diamond has certain issues with your conduct that will need to be addressed before we move forward."
An aberrant Pearl owned by White Diamond.
  • Adorkable: Is amazed when watching Pink Diamond juggle, and appears fearful the moment Yellow Diamond enters Pink Diamond's room.
  • All There in the Script: Called "White Pearl" in the credits for "Legs From Here to Homeworld", and Pink Pearlnote  in the credits for "Together Alone" and "Change Your Mind".
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Has no idea what happened to her for the (presumably very long) period where White Diamond was controlling her.
    Pink Pearl: What happened? Where am I?
  • Ambiguous Situation: Her broken left eye. It is unknown how her physical form was damaged, which is strange since Gems usually fully regenerate from any injury that doesn't damage their gemstone. She used to have two functional eyes as Pink Pearl, but her eye remains cracked even after being freed from White's control, meaning it may not have been caused by White at all.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit forms an open diamond shape over her stomach where her gem is located. Strangely, her gem location mirrors Pink Diamond's (and vice versa, as Pink Diamond's Pearl's gem matches the location of White Diamond's), while Yellow Pearl and Blue Pearl's gem locations match their owners'. This is because she was Pink Diamond's original Pearl, Pink Pearl.
  • The Confidant: If Steven's flashback dream is any indication, she was a playmate and confidant of Pink Diamond's during her time as Pink Pearl. When this was discovered she was quickly taken from Pink and replaced with the soon to be Crystal Gem Pearl.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Like White Diamond, White Pearl's color scheme is all white, black, and gray. This is a result of being mind controlled by White Diamond; every other Gem who gets mind controlled by her gains the same colors.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She constantly speaks in a near-emotionless condescending tone, despite the obvious terror of the subjects around her and her mistress. There is a dark truth behind this...
  • Empty Shell: She appears to be devoid of any thought or emotion other than what she is made to be. She was anything but this back when she was Pink Pearl. Luckily, once White Diamond is defeated, her original personality returns.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Pearls are normally low-ranking, homogenized, anthropomorphized fashion accessories. White Pearl possesses seemingly vast power, a voice distinct from every other Pearl seen thus far, and countermands the authority of both Yellow and Blue Diamond without so much as a word of protest from either. Later, she sits on White Diamond's throne in White's stead. Again, no one protests to this. "Change Your Mind" reveals that White Pearl isn't so much a "minion" more than a physical extension of White Diamond herself.
  • Eye Scream: There are scars where her left eye would be. Oddly, the way it's drawn almost makes it look like the intact eye is just painted on. As Pink Pearl, her left eye was still intact, and the reason why her left eye is cracked remains unknown.
  • Facial Horror: Half her face is covered in what are either scars or cracks. They somehow extend not only where she would have an eye, but into her hair. She did not have this feature back when she was Pink Pearl, and she still has it when she becomes Pink Pearl again in "Change Your Mind".
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Even aside from the fact that she will discover and have to accept that Pink Diamond is gone and that she was replaced, she will likely learn the changes made on Homeworld since Era 1.
  • Foil:
    • To Yellow Pearl. Both are Pearls who have roles beyond just being servants, but while Yellow Pearl is smug and condescending, Pink Pearl is kind and outgoing.
    • To Blue Pearl. Both are cared about by their respective owners, but while Blue Pearl is quiet and acts like a normal Pearl, Pink Pearl is cheerful, upbeat, and treats her Diamond like a friend.
    • To the Crystal Gem Pearl, her successor. While the Crystal Gem Pearl acted robotic towards Pink Diamond, but eventually grew beyond her role and helped her stage a rebellion, Pink Pearl acted playful towards Pink Diamond, only to be forcibly removed from her and given to White Diamond.
  • The Gadfly:
    • In "Together Alone", she shows up to Steven's Era 3 ball to deliver this gem: "To those in attendance of the Era 3 ball, White Diamond... has more important things to attend to", though it's actually White Diamond herself being a Troll given that White Pearl's being controlled by her.
    • Given that Blue Diamond mentions that the caterpillar-like alien creatures Pink Diamond brought to the ball are chasing the Pearls down the halls and that if she keeps up her misbehavior, White will take away her Pearl, it's implied that Pink Pearl had a hand in helping Pink Diamond release those creatures at the ball, if not outright persuaded her to do it.
  • Ghostly Glide: She glides about everywhere on the tips of her toes. In fact, the only part of her body that moves individually is her mouth. The whole effect makes her rather eerie. As Pink Pearl, she appears to move more naturally. In "Change Your Mind", when White Diamond becomes more animated, so too does White Pearl in response.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Most Gems have a distinct instrument cue or leitmotif that accompanies their presence on screen. White Pearl is accompanied by a quiet, low frequency screeching noise that ominously sounds like the gears spinning in a windup toy. When the other Diamonds and Crystal Gems are assimilated by White Diamond too, the noise is heard when they are on screen as well.
  • Living Statue: Her extreme rigidity, monochrome color palette, and seemingly cracked face (and hair) make White Pearl resemble a porcelain doll.
  • Meat Puppet: "Change Your Mind" confirms that White is not just speaking through her Pearl, but actually controlling her like a puppet while staying in her room. She not only speaks with the same voice, but gives orders in her place, even going as far as to sit on White Diamond's throne. Everything she says as White Pearl, including the folder quote, is actually White Diamond talking.
  • Mouth of Sauron: White Diamond doesn't want to leave her ship, and uses her Pearl as a messenger. She also mysteriously has the same voice as White Diamond, unlike every other Pearl shown in the series. Which explains why Blue and Yellow are terrified of her — she is essentially a Meat Puppet of White herself. Made even more clear during the Era 3 Ball where she arrives, announces that White Diamond is supposedly too busy to attend, and then proceeds to sit on White's throne to observe the ball in her place. This ends after she is freed from White Diamond's control in "Change Your Mind".
  • Mysterious Past: Steven has a dream where he and White Pearl play happily together, the latter tinted pink (and credited as "Pink Pearl") and lacking her scar. Given most of his other dreams were Past-Life Memories, it suggests she used to belong to Pink Diamond, and was taken away and repurposed into White Pearl by White Diamond as punishment for breaking the social strata of Homeworld.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Aside from her scarred face, she is an audible variant. Instead of being voiced by Deedee Magno-Hall like all other Pearls seen so far, she is instead voiced by Christine Ebersole, who also voices White Diamond. This is because she's being mind controlled by White Diamond.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: When freed from White Diamond's control, Pink Pearl regains her original color scheme, but her face is still damaged, probably because she was under her control so long, ironically resembling Lars' appearance post-resurrection.
  • Not So Stoic: When Steven and Connie interrupt the usual order of a ball to dance together and accidentally fuse in the process, her facial expression dramatically switches from a smile to a frown, though it's actually White Diamond's frown given that she's controlling White Pearl.
  • Odango Hair: Her hairstyle is very reminiscent to that of Princess Leia's.
  • Perpetual Smiler:
    • Like her Diamond, she usually has a serene, unflinching smile. When she stops smiling, it tells that something went horribly, horribly wrong in that regard, such as seeing Steven and Connie fuse together.
    • The flashback of her as Pink Pearl shows her usually smiling as a sign of her jovial nature, but it's a lot more natural and changes normally.
  • Secret Relationship: As seen in Steven's dreams, she and Pink were close, but Gems fraternizing with Diamonds is strictly forbidden in Homeworld's social strata, so they had to keep their friendship a secret (tricking Yellow into thinking Pink Pearl was merely being subservient). Sadly, it appears White eventually found them out.
  • Significant Double Casting: Notably averted, but also played straight. She's the first Gem not to have the same voice actor as the other Gems of the same type (all the other Pearls being voiced by Deedee Magno-Hall). Instead, she has the same voice actor as her master, White Diamond. Deedee Magno-Hall voices her during her time as Pink Pearl. Her original voice and personality were overridden by White Diamond's when she was taken away from Pink Diamond and made into White's Mouth of Sauron, returning only when freed from her control.
  • Sinister Surveillance: She claims to be sitting in for White Diamond at the Era 3 Ball, as White is too busy to attend herself. She then spends the entirety to the ball silently staring down at the proceedings, judging everything and everyone beneath her. The heavy implication is that White Diamond is indeed in the room, regardless. "Change Your Mind" outright confirms this.
  • Straight to the Pointe: She is always standing on the tips of her toes, even when moving. She moved more naturally as Pink Pearl before White Diamond took control of her.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Let's see... she was ripped away from her mistress Pink Diamond, lost her eye and was possessed by White Diamond for six millennia, forced to be her Meat Puppet and representative in court manners. After all this, she wakes up after Steven frees her from White Diamond's control, confused about what happened and not knowing where she is. Which means very soon she's going to learn that Pink Diamond is dead, that she was replaced with another Pearl, and that she was used as an avatar of White's tyrannical rule so most of Homeworld now lives in fear of her.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: White Pearl is a rather unsettling presence, with the multitude of scars over what used to be her left eye, stilted speech, limited facial movement, and just floating around without changing the posture of her body when moving. Altogether, she resembles a porcelain doll that's been damaged. Everything excluding her cracked eye is justified by the fact that White Diamond is mind controlling her.
  • Uncatty Resemblance:
    • Besides sharing a color scheme, White Pearl shares White Diamond's Perpetual Smile and immobility, though White Pearl still moves around, just by way of an unsettling Ghostly Glide.
    • When still serving Pink Diamond, she had her color scheme except with some black. Even after, she still has the same gem placement and clothing that exposes it.
  • Used to Be More Social: Seen laughing and playing games with Pink Diamond, in happier times, before White apparently did something horrible to her that left her as scarred, emotionless Mouth of Sauron we now currently see and know.
  • Vocal Dissonance: White Diamond's mature, seductive voice does not match White Pearl's waifish appearance at all.
  • Walking Spoiler: It took until the last several episodes of the fifth season for White Diamond to even be as so much as referred to by name within the show. In addition to being her personal handmaid, White Pearl is the first member of her court to be recognized at all, though she is originally from Pink Diamond's court. It is also difficult to talk about White Pearl for an extended period without mentioning that she was once Pink Pearl.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last seen being freed from White Diamond's control, with Steven welcoming her back, and with no memory of what happened when she was possessed. If she'll continue to work under White Diamond in a tolerable manner, or if she'll choose another path is unknown.
  • When She Smiles: Is seen laughing and playing with Pink Diamond (in the dream guise of Steven) as Pink Pearl. She is taken away from Pink by White Diamond, heavily implying she was then turned into White Pearl as punishment.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: White Pearl is missing an eye, apparently from an injury. Considering Gems usually fully regenerate from any injury that doesn't damage their gemstone, it's quite a mysterious anomaly. Curiously, in real life when a pearl is bleached white (removing its original color), the process can fracture the pearl if done improperly. Even when freed from White Diamond's control, the scarring remains, though it's unknown if it will after her next regeneration.

Unknown or Multiple Courts

    Morganite 

Morganite

Rhodonite: "And a fusion like me... is unforgivable. When my-our Morganite found out, let's just say... we were replaced."

A Homeworld Gem that was the former superior of a Ruby and a Pearl until she kicked them out for Fusing into Rhodonite.


  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Given that morganite is a fellow beryl mineral to emerald and aquamarine, it's likely that Morganite is of equal rank to Emerald and Aquamarine.
    • Morganite often comes in light pink and purple, but is not a type of quartz (though there is morganique quartz). If the implication behind this is that she used to work under Pink Diamond, it is currently unknown how non-quartz gems were sorted out among the remaining courts after her diamond's death. An alternative implication is that she works under White Diamond due to the light color of morganite or that she works under Yellow Diamond as morganite can occasionally come in yellow/orange.
  • Bad Boss: She abandoned her Ruby and her Pearl just for being different Gems that Fused together, then had them replaced rather immediately.
  • Fantastic Racism: Just like many others on Homeworld, she looks down on different Gems Fusing together, which led her to kicking Ruby and Pearl (or rather, Rhodonite) out of her ranks.
  • The Ghost: We have yet to see her onscreen.
  • Ironic Name: Morganite is said to counter stress and promotes love, trust, self-esteem, and joy. Her firing a Ruby and a Pearl for Fusing with each other is likely a huge source of Rhodonite's paranoia and Nervous Wreck tendencies.

    The Jades 

The Jades

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A pair of (quite different-looking) Jades: A yellow one from Yellow Diamond's court and a green one from Blue Diamond's. Seeing the disruption the Crystal Gems cause at a Homeworld ball by fusing, they decide to join in and fuse themselves.


Defectors

    Lapis Lazuli 

Lapis Lazuli

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Voiced by: Jennifer Paz
"Just let me do this for you!"

A Gem formerly of Blue Diamond's court with water-manipulating powers that was once poofed, and trapped in a mirror after being mistaken with a Crystal Gem during the war, and used as a tool for around 5,000 years, but fortunately she was set free by Steven. Her release was the focus of both "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem". She used to despise Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl for forgetting she was trapped in a mirror and for being the main reason why Homeworld mistook her for a Crystal Gem, but after her liberation in "Super Watermelon Island", she has been in good relations with them. She loves and respects Steven and has become fiercely protective of him and after freeing her. While originally extremely fearful of the prospect of being caught up in another war, after forming bonds with the others and coming to see the Earth as her home, she officially joined the Crystal Gems.

See her folder here for tropes regarding Lapis Lazuli.

    Peridot 

Peridot

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Voiced by: Shelby Rabara
"'Go to Earth,' they said. 'It'll be easy,' they said..."

A Gem technician from Yellow Diamond's court who's been fixing Warp Pads in order to get an easy way to check on the Cluster. Having recently been stranded on Earth, her objective is now to avoid capture by the Crystal Gems and escape back to Homeworld... or it was, until she got captured and developed a friendship with "the Steven". Deprived of any chance to escape Earth, she forms a tenuous alliance with the Crystal Gems to stop the Cluster. Eventually, she defected from Homeworld to become a full member of the Crystal Gems.

See her folder here for tropes regarding Peridot.

    The Off Colors 

Off Colors

"Off-colored" Gems are Gems who are considered to be purposeless and inefficient to Homeworld's ideals and goals due to defects or outlawed fusions, often also not fitting in any of the Diamonds' courts. For this reason, they are looked down upon, and any Off Colors are to be exterminated, causing some to become fugitives.

See their folder here for tropes regarding the group and the individual members.


Alternative Title(s): Steven Universe Other Gems

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