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Little Homeworld

WARNING! Unmarked spoilers for season 5 and Steven Universe: The Movie!

The home of the former corrupted Gems that were cured of their afflictions in "Change Your Mind". It's also where Peridot, Lapis, and Bismuth reside.


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Inhabitants

    Nephrite (Centipeetle) 

Nephrite Facet-413 Cabochon-12, aka "Centipeetle"

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Corrupted), Aparna Nancherla (Nephrite)

Steven: Hi.
Centipeetle: [screech vaguely resembling the word "hi"]

The first corrupted gem to appear in the series, a corrupted Nephrite dubbed "Centipeetle". While corrupted, she's a very large, centipede-like Gem monster that attacks the temple in the first episode. She becomes much more prominent as the series goes on.


  • Acid Attack: She can spit acid.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: When Steven befriends the smaller version in "Monster Buddies", she acts very dog-like.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: A complicated case; when partially restored from corruption, Nephrite had a spotty memory of events before and after being corrupted, and eventually remembers her corruption itself. She can also recognize Blue and Yellow Diamond when fully corrupted. When temporarily uncorrupted entirely, Nephrite shows no signs of recognizing Steven or awareness that she was corrupted. Once she is permanently cured, she seems to recognize Steven immediately.
  • Anime Hair: Her white hair is very voluminous (and her drawings portray it as very spiky).
  • Benevolent Boss: She showed her deep care for her crew by risking Corruption while searching for her crew and then millennia later, frantically searches for her crew when her memories came back.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The babies are roughly the size of an average dog while the mother is as big as a house.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Centipeetle can still eat (or at least taste), despite not having a throat to swallow food with — she just melts food in her mouth with the acid. Not that she needs to eat.
    Steven: I don't know how you eat with an eyeball in your mouth, but I'm glad you like it.
  • Body Horror: Steven's attempt to heal her only works partway, leaving her as a mix of Gem and centipede out of The Fly (1986). She then slowly turns back to a full centipede in a very painful process.
  • Bold Explorer: Seems to have been her job before the war broke out.
  • The Captain: Had her own ship and her own crew, and by all appearances was a great leader.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Steven manages to partially heal her, giving her a somewhat humanoid shape for a while.
  • Cute Mute: When not attacking Steven.
  • Cyclops: Centipeetle has a single "eye" (actually her gem) in her mouth. In her uncorrupted form, it just functions as an eye.
  • Expressive Hair: Centipeetle's hair changes shape according to her mood.
  • Eye Scream: Steven tries to heal her a second time, but since her Gem is her eye, all it does is hurt her.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Her eye, which also happens to be her gem, is located in her mouth. This becomes literal as her eye moves into a more conventional position (i.e: out of her mouth) when she gets a more humanoid form, meaning it literally didn't belong there.
  • A Father to His Men: During the evacuation at the end of the Gem War, Centipeetle had time to get away on her ship, but she had been separated from her crew and fell behind to look for them. This is how she was corrupted by whatever the Diamonds did.
  • Friend or Foe: According to her Troubled Backstory Flashback by crayon, she was on Homeworld's side, but was caught by the Diamonds' "Corruption Nuke". And so was her crew.
  • The Good Captain: One of the nicest high-ranking Homeworld Gem we've met, and the first one not to be an antagonist.
  • Hat of Authority: Her black headdress marks her as a captain. It's her main identification in her drawings.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Monster Buddies", she pushes Steven out of the path of a falling rock, getting crushed and returning to her gem.
  • Hollywood Acid: She can spit acid that melts through almost anything, but it still doesn't do anything unless it comes in direct contact.
  • The Illegible: Subverted. While her "writing" first seems to be a bunch of scribbles, she's actually writing in the Gem language, and according to Pearl, it is "actually decently legible".
  • Jaw Drop: Performs a humorous one in “Legs From Here to Homeworld”, when Steven takes Yellow and Blue Diamond to see Centipeetle’s corruption. It takes her a second, but once she notices the Diamonds, Centipeetle’s jaw goes slack coupled with an awed screech.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: When Blue and Yellow Diamond heal her, she is brought back to the exact moment she became corrupted and she keeps repeating: "No, please, no! No, no, we're all gonna be...". It takes Steven's help to snap her into the present, but it doesn't last, reverting entirely the moment they let go.
  • Large and in Charge: Is drawn as bigger than her crew, and might be one of the only Gems we've met to have a military rank.
  • Latex Spacesuit: In a humanoid form, she wears one similar to the spacesuit Pearl wears in "Space Race" and "Back to the Barn".
  • Logical Weakness: Is an insect, and is killed by being zapped with electricity.
  • Madness Mantra: Upon having her mind and body restored, she is only capable of repeating "No, please, no! No, no, we're all gonna be- No, please, no! No, no, we're all gonna be-" It takes Steven/Pink's powers on top of Yellow and Blue's to make her coherent. Even then, it doesn't last because as soon as they let go, she reverts entirely.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Her name is a portmanteau of "centipede" and "beetle". She also has a snow-white mane and spits acid strong enough to melt concrete, so you figure out what else went into that mix.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Steven's attempt to heal her only partially succeeds, resulting in her Gemstone migrating back to her face to act just as an eye, and gaining human legs and arms while retaining an insectoid body, as well as healing her mentally, somewhat.
  • Mook Maker: As the giant Centipeetle, she can spawn smaller, dog-sized copies of herself.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She was caught in the Corruption blast because she refused to abandon her crew and stayed to look for them after the evacuation order was given. In other words, she was punished for not being a Dirty Coward.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Remained behind in an attempt to find her crew. Turns out her crew stayed behind to wait for her, too.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She's the only one whose gemstone is changed by and moves around in her construct, instead of being static. This is likely because she'd be blind if it didn't grow a pupil and swivel around to function as her eye. The other Nephrites on her crew are also Cyclopses, but have non-gem eyes and different Gem placement.
  • The Noseless: Like Sapphire, she has no nose beneath her large eye.
  • One Bad Mother: At first referred to as the "Mother Centipeetle". Since she reformed and was no longer a Mook Maker, she's just called "Centipeetle".
  • One-Man Army: The giant Centipeetle Mother holds its own against all of the Crystal Gems at once, and would've won if it weren't for Steven's intervention.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Centipeetle" is just a nickname the Crystal Gems used for her and her duplicates when talking to Steven (which he sometimes shortens to "Centi"). Steven's partial healing doesn't restore her speech enough that she could say her name (beyond "Gurgle Click Click"), and despite the Gems reading what she wrote, they don't say her name either. She was speculated to be a Nephrite, and as of "Legs From Here to Homeworld", this was confirmed. Specifically, Nephrite Facet-413 Cabochon-12.
  • Portmanteau: Her name is a cross between "centipede" and "beetle", two animals she somewhat resembles.
  • Scary Teeth: Her teeth are unnaturally sharp, it's implied that these originated from her being corrupted, since other Jades don't have such teeth. Then again, they also have two eyes, so it's hard to tell.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Like all Gem monsters, after she's destroyed and reverts to a gem, she's sealed in a bubble and teleported to the temple for safekeeping. Becomes closer to Sealed Good in a Can after her Heroic Sacrifice, since Steven may have the ability to heal her. Later, she joins the two crew members who remained behind in a sealed chamber in their old ship.
  • Shout-Out: Her gem resembles a Poké Ball, and in "Monster Buddies", Steven befriends and tames her by showing kindness to her, much like a Trainer would raise a Pokémon. Her facet number (413) is an Arc Number in Homestuck.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Upon regenerating in "Monster Buddies", she takes on a tiny form even smaller than her mook copies. After being partially healed but reverting to a corrupt form, she regains some size but is still nowhere near as big as her first appearance.
  • Starter Villain: As a Gem monster, she shows up in the first episode as an enemy that was dangerous to Steven but that he could help defeat even before he had any powers.
  • Super Spit: Acidic.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Steven manages to tame her somewhat by feeding her chips.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chaaaaps. She likes them so much that Steven left a bag of Chaaaaps bubbled next to Centipeetle's gem in the Burning Room. At the end of Change your Mind, Amethyst gets her to jump into the healing pool by tossing a bag of Chaaaaps in it. When she emerges uncorrupted, she's still holding the corner of the bag in her mouth
  • True Companions: Her whole crew was willing to risk to a Fate Worse than Death to try and find each other, then still waited for their captain for thousands of years.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after being cursed to become a mindless monster for millennia, upon being healed she apologizes for not escaping the corruption attack in time and happily assumes Rose was shattered.
  • The Unintelligible: To Steven anyway. She seems to be able to communicate with her crew.
  • Was Once a Man: While reforming, Centipeetle briefly takes on a humanoid form, alluding to the fact that all Gem Monsters used to be normal Gems. Later confirmed in "Ocean Gem".
  • You Are Number 6: After she is (temporarily) uncorrupted, she immediately identifies herself as Nephrite Facet-413 Cabochon-12.

    Orange Spodumene (Worm Monster) 

Orange Spodumene

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Corrupted)

A Gem monster with an affinity for glowing seaweed. Its screams can cause tremors.


  • All There in the Script: Her real name was shown in the storyboard animatic for "Happily Ever After" on the Steven Universe: The Movie DVD. Before that Art & Origins reveals the Crewniverse called her "Crunchrock" during a game while designing her uncorrupted form.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her head tentacles look like this after she's healed.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Her true form is a cute humanoid slug person.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Her concept art for her uncorrupted form looked like a fusion of Jasper and Topaz in a tutu. When she's actually healed in "Change Your Mind", she looks like a cute little gelatinous bipedal cyclops with a seashell on her head. Her appearance changes again in the Movie, where her Gem has moved down to her pelvis instead of her chest and she now has Blinding Bangs.
  • Horror Hunger: Implied while corrupted; She's a Gem, so she does not need to eat, but she keeps obsessively hunting down and trying to eat glowing things.
  • Knotty Tentacles: While corrupted, she's tricked into tying herself around the dock, then collapsing it on herself.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: While corrupted, her screams could shake the Earth from miles away.
  • Monster of the Week: In "Bubble Buddies".
  • Seldom-Seen Species: In minerological terms, Spodumene isn't that well known in popular culture.
  • Was Once a Man: She was a corrupted Gem, but has since become uncorrupted.

    Geode Beetles of Heaven and Earth 

Geode Beetles of Heaven and Earth

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Two Gem beetles, the Heaven Beetle and Earth Beetle, collected from their homes as the driving plot of "Giant Woman".


  • Ambiguously Gay: When they're purified of the corruption in "Change Your Mind", the one that became the Earth Beetle plants a kiss on the Heaven Beetle's cheek.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Their corruption just seems to have stuck them in the form of beetles with full sapience. The Heaven Beetle at least has a room with miniature furnishings, bongos to play, and even a game system.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • The Heaven Beetle was eaten by the Big Bird. They were both cloistered in their respective temples for some as yet unknown reason.
    • Both of them almost get crushed under a pot in the movie until Lapis dives in to save them.
  • Lilliputians: Being purified of the corruption in "Change Your Mind" shows that their size is not part of their corruption — they're naturally that small.
  • Meaningful Name: The Heaven Beetle is high up in the air, and the Earth Beetle is underground.
  • Non-Indicative Name: In the movie, even though they're not corrupted anymore, they're still referred to solely as the Beetles of Heaven and Earth. They're possibly just nicknames that stuck.
  • Super Toughness: The Earth Beetle is at the bottom of a boiling lava lake, which only Garnet can swim in. The Heaven Beetle at least was being gnawed on by a goat without injury.
  • Was Once a Man: They were both corrupted Gems, but have since become uncorrupted.

    Watermelon Tourmaline (Giant Pufferfish) 

Watermelon Tourmaline

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A giant pufferfish monster.


  • Ambiguous Situation: There's some evidence that the Watermelon Tourmaline seen at the end of "Change Your Mind" and the Watermelon Tourmaline from the Movie aren't actually the same gem. Given that it's established that fusions can resemble gems who actuall exist (Garnet and the Garnet caste, for example), this Watermelon Tourmaline could be a fusion, judging by her four arms and eyes with different eye colors. Whether or not the show simply retconned the first Watermelon Tourmaline to be a fusion or simply have a Non-Standard Character Design, or if these two were seperate characters all along remains to be seen.
  • Art Evolution: Her form seen at the end of "Change Your Mind" was much more muscular and also had spikes on the cheeks, as well as only having two arms. Her form in the movie looks like a giant pink/green marshmellow with a completely smooth head as well as Blush Stickers and four arms.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance:
    • Watermelon Tourmaline has a green and pink color motif and a spherical shape.
    • When she appears uncorrupted at the end of "Change Your Mind", she looks very much like a humanoid pufferfish.
  • Blow You Away: Its main power is shooting out an unending stream of high-pressure air.
  • Hellish Pupils: Its green pupils are diamond-shaped.
  • Monster of the Week: Of "Beach Party".
  • Nonstandard Character Design: She's thus far the only Gem in the series that has more than two arms and isn't a Fusion, possibly a remnant of her corruption.
  • Painful Pointy Pufferfish: A boogie board gets impaled on one of her spines while corrupted. Ironically, she's defeated when punctured by an equally pointy glass shard.
  • Stealth Pun: Watermelon Tourmaline was smashed during the Beach Episode. Her gemstone also resembles a watermelon slice.
  • Was Once a Man: She was a corrupted Gem, but has since become uncorrupted. Interestingly, Word of God confirmed what Gem she is before she was uncorrupted.
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    Larimar (Ice Monster) 

Larimar

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Corrupted)

A Gem monster made of ice that resides in the same cavern as the Shooting Star.


  • All There in the Script: Her real name was shown in the storyboard animatic for "Happily Ever After" on the Steven Universe: The Movie DVD. Before that, Art & Origins shows the Crewniverse named her "Chazuski" during a game while designing her uncorrupted form.
  • Art Evolution: The spikes on top of her head where darker in "Change Your Mind", indicating that they're supposed to be her hair. She was also wearing a parka and from the profile view, her gem was on her or near her chest instead of being on the forehead.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Inverted. She gains black sclera with white pupils when she's uncorrupted.
  • Cephalothorax: It's a giant chunk of ice with a face on it, with arms and legs.
  • An Ice Person: While corrupted, she's made of ice and lives in a cavern full of snow and icicle-like formations.
  • An Ice Suit: Her true form is a little blue fairy-like creature wearing a parka.
  • MacGuffin Guardian: She prevents the Crystal Gems from reaching the Shooting Star, a powerful artifact found deeper inside the mountain.
  • Monster of the Week: Of "Monster Buddies", though her bubbled gem makes a few minor appearances.
  • Shout-Out: While corrupted, her body bears resemblance to a Freezie from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, down to the jagged mouth.
  • Was Once a Man: She was a corrupted Gem, but has since become uncorrupted.

    Adventurine (Crab Monster) 

Aventurine

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A large Gem creature resided on Beach City's beach. The Quidd trading card app labels her gem as Aventurine.


  • Cyclops: It has one eye.
  • Expy: Ian Jones Quarterly admitted on a podcast that he'd subconsciously made her uncorrupted form one of Darrell from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Something like five meters tall.
  • Go for the Eye: Her obvious weak spot when she was corrupted.
  • Mini Mook: While corrupted, she could summon tiny versions of herself, one of which pinched Ronaldo's hand.

    Snowflake Obsidian 

Snowflake Obsidian

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One of the original Crystal Gems, who was corrupted by the Diamonds' attack, though what she became is unclear.
  • Ambiguous Situation: What she looked like when she was corrupted is never shown.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit has a crop-top and a bikini bottom, creating this effect.
  • Cute Giant: She's absolutely gigantic, being one of the largest Gems in the series that both isn't a Fusion or a Diamond.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her one eye is shut in most of her appearances.
  • Eyepatch of Power: One of her eyes is covered by a white shooting star-like mark on her face, giving her this kind of look.

    Biggs Jasper (Orange Great North Monster) 

Biggs Jasper

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Corrupted)

One of the original Crystal Gems, who was corrupted by the Diamonds' attack and became the Orange Great North Monster. Jasper tried to use her as part of her Corrupted Gem army, but she was poofed and bubbled in "Crack the Whip".


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Bismuth describes her as "loved by everyone".
  • Art Evolution: Her gem was way more detailed in her corrupted appearances, which may be justified since the corruption might've warped it. It also went from hexagonal to round.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Along with all the other Corrupted Gems, her body and mind were warped beyond recognition.
  • Blinding Bangs: Much like Sapphire, her eyes are covered over by her hair.
  • The Bus Came Back: When she was corrupted, she washed back ashore in "Crack the Whip" with the Snow Monster after previously appearing in "Gem Hunt". Amethyst poofs her and sent to the temple, but Jasper takes the Snow Monster. She reappears in "Made of Honor" when Bismuth sets her free, unaware that she's no longer the Biggs she knew.
  • Eyeless Face: Her head has no visible eyes or nose, being basically just a mouth with horns. Consequently, she appeared to go mostly by sound. This stays true even after being uncorrupted.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is referred to as just "Biggs" by Bismuth.
  • It Can Think: While corrupted, she retained enough intelligence to communicate with Ocean Jasper and split up while fleeing to throw off their pursuers.
  • Nice Girl: Bismuth describes her as being a friendly and extremely well-liked Crystal Gem.
  • The Noseless: She doesn't have a nose.
  • The Power of Friendship: She and Ocean Jasper seemed to be looking out for each other while corrupted.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She gets uncorrupted in "Change Your Mind" along with all the other corrupted Gems, and Bismuth responds by glomping her.
  • Was Once a Man: She was a corrupted Gem, but has since become uncorrupted.

    Ocean Jasper (Snow Monster) 

Ocean Jasper

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Corrupted)

One of the corrupted Jaspers found in the Great North. Jasper tried to use her as part of her Corrupted Gem army, but she ran off after their failed fusion attempt in "Earthlings".


  • Art Evolution: In her corrupted form, the gemstone was on the chest. It's unknown if it simply moved of if she's hiding it under her clothes for some reason.
  • Blinding Bangs: Like all of the uncorrupted Quartz, she has these.
  • Eyeless Face: Like Biggs, her head has no visible eyes or nose, even after being uncorrupted.
  • Fusion Dance: Jasper force Ocean Jasper to fuse with her in an attempt to go One-Winged Angel against Smoky Quartz while she was corrupted. It backfires, BIG TIME.
  • It Can Think: While corrupted, she retained enough intelligence to communicate with Biggs and split up while fleeing to throw off their pursuers.
  • Mighty Roar: While corrupted, she lets out a roar that shakes the screen while spitting out a steam cloud.
  • The Noseless: She doesn't have a nose.
  • The Power of Friendship: She and Biggs seemed to be looking out for each other while corrupted.
  • Was Once a Man: She was a corrupted Gem, but has since become uncorrupted.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Similar to Yellow Pearl, she wears a leotard and boots that go past her knees.

    Uncorrupted Quartzes 

Uncorrupted Quartzes

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A group of corrupted Gems. Jasper tried to enlist them into an army, but they all managed to escape.


  • Blinding Bangs: Nearly all of them have these.
  • Eyeless Face: Most of them lack eyes and noses both while corrupted and after being uncorrupted.
  • Horned Humanoid: Almost all of them have horns. It seems to be a consistent trait amongst (un)corrupted quartzes, as Jasper also has these.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: While corrupted, they actively avoid conflict. They only attack when provoked and run away from fights when they can.
  • The Noseless: Most of them lack noses.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The multicolored Quartz has these instead of Blinding Bangs.
  • Was Once a Man: They were corrupted Gems, but has since become uncorrupted.

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