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Sadie Killer and the Suspects
As this page concerns plot developments from Season 5, SPOILERS Ahead!
A band formed after Steven's escape from Homeworld, when he started jamming with the Cool Kids while briefly on the outs with Connie. Sadie, stressed out by having to work even harder at her job due to Lars's absence in space, eventually quit and joined the band, becoming their frontwoman and lead singer-songwriter as the band adopted a horror theme. Greg Universe was persuaded to be their manager as the band, now with a name, began to get bigger. Steven was originally a member of the band, but dropped back to be their documentarian and roadie as his cuteness conflicted with the band's theme. Amethyst joins the band as their drummer and backup vocalist in the movie.
"When I think about all the wasted time I spent
I wanna be disobedient!"
Sadie is a clerk at the Big Donut. She's supportive of Steven's adventures, if weirded out by the other Gems, and has a crush on Lars. Eventually, after Lars' Alien Abduction, the stress of working alone starts really getting to her, and after learning that Steven and the Cool Kids have started a band, they come over to her house so she can be at one of their jamming sessions, under pressure as Buck abruptly got them a gig even though they don't have a name or a set list. After they watch one of Sadie's horror movies, Sadie comes up with a horror-themed song, "The Working Dead", on the spot, but initially refuses to join the band as she has work. It doesn't take her very long to change her mind and quit the Big Donut for good, joining the band as their frontwoman and taking the stage name "Sadie Killer".
- Action Girl: She took down a giant, invisible Gem monster by herself, while already injured and armed with nothing but a crude wooden fish spear.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Downplayed. Sadie has a huge crush on the grumpy, sarcastic, lazy, and selfish Lars. However, she has her limits over how much of Lars' jerkiness she can take and believes he's actually a nice person underneath his apparently unpleasant personality (which may be true given Lars' spotlight episodes). However, it gets deconstructed in "The New Lars" while Sadie may have a crush on him, his negative traits make it hard for her to know if he genuinely cares for her or just wants to be with her when he wants to.
- Author Avatar: Rebecca Sugar stated that Sadie is what she was like during her time at college.
- Badass Normal: She's the first full human shown to have beaten a corrupted Gem by herself, and with a handmade wooden spear no less. Even when completely unarmed, she manages to break out of the grip of an enormous Homeworld Gem by biting her.
- The Bartender: The donut shop is very near to the Gem temple, so Sadie is often the first to see Steven's latest power manifestations. She usually takes them in stride, and he knows he can confide in her. However, the first verse of "Disobedient" implies Sadie was sick of a bunch of other customers dumping their problems on her and expecting her to take their side.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: What Sadie and Lars' bickering amounts to from Steven's point of view.
- This gets deconstructed as the show reveals how dysfunctional their relationship is. Sadie and Lars do have feelings for each other, but Lars is too insecure to admit that he likes her and compensates by acting like a jerk to her (at least in public), prompting her to either respond in kind or with misguided attempts to change him that only make them argue more. We later see that this dynamic really hurts Sadie and leaves her uncertain if Lars actually cares about her or not; to the point that when Steven!Lars tells her he loves her in "The New Lars", she assumes it's just Lars trying to hurt her again.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Sadie is a friendly and helpful person. She was also able to take down a gorilla-sized corrupted Gem and can be scary when angered (i.e., her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Lars).
- Big Beautiful Woman: Sadie is a chubby young woman at least age 18 and is quite cute and sweet.
- Big Fun: Downplayed. She's chubby and is on the reserved, introverted side, but is quite friendly and willing to help others.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The friendly and nurturing Gentle Girl to Lars' grumpy and extremely insecure Brooding Boy.
- Burger Fool: She becomes extremely dissatisfied with her job after Lars gets abducted by Homeworld Gems and she has to take over all his shifts at the Big Donut. In "Sadie Killer" she finally becomes fed up with it and leaves to join a band with Buck, Jenny, Sour Cream, and Steven.
- Calling the Old Woman Out: In "Sadie's Song", Sadie breaks down and finally tells to her mom how much she hates how Barb goes overboards on whatever Sadie shows an interest in, never considering how she feels or letting her do things her way.
- Character Development:
- By "The Good Lars", Sadie comes to understand that she can't force Lars to be happy (like what she did in "Island Adventure") and instead focuses on her life instead of trying to help with Lars' problems.
- In "Sadie's Song", she was very nervous over performing to an audience, though it's mostly from her mother unintentionally pressuring her. By "The Big Show", she can sing in front of an audience with little nervousness.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Sadie became very upset with Lars when she caught him hanging out with Jenny and the Cool Kids, after lying to her to get out of work.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts like one to Steven, showing a lot of patience with his antics and likes hanging out with him after work.
- Cute Bruiser: She's quite a cutie and can handle herself in action-packed moments.
- Damsel out of Distress: With one of the Topazes kidnapping her and Lars running away in fear, Sadie opts to break free by biting the Gem's hand.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Joking Victim", "Island Adventure" and "Sadie's Song". Particularly "Sadie's Song", the first one that doesn't heavily involve her crush on Lars and her only major role in Season 2. Much later on, "Sadie Killer" and "The Big Show" join the list.
- Dogged Nice Girl: Downplayed and deconstructed. For the former, Lars does like her back in the same way she does, but is too insecure and selfish to actually admit it. And for the latter, it's because of his constant change in attitude, which is usually being a sour jerk, that has Sadie wondering if he even cares about her at all.
- Dude Magnet: Her Belligerent Sexual Tension with Lars notwithstanding, her interest in his rare horror film gained her the favor of Ronaldo.
- Fat and Skinny: The chubby Fat to Lars' lean Skinny.
- Friend to All Living Things: Implied. One of Steven's cat fingers took a liking to her.
- Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Inverted. Sadie loves horror movies, and keeps an extensive collection of them. A trait she shares with Jenny Pizza, as discovered in "Sadie Killer".
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In "Sadie's Song", she's shown to have a veritable mountain of plush toys in her bedroom. She doesn't seem to actually like them, but they're all gifts from her mom so she just doesn't want to get rid of them.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: After getting attacked by a big fish while she, Steven and Lars were walking on the beach in "Island Adventure", Sadie sports a tiny scar under her left eye.
- Grew a Spine: Sadie gradually gets more willing to stick up for herself, first to her mother, then Lars, and ends up quitting her job once she realizes she wasn't getting anything from it. By the movie, she's written a song that's basically making fun of herself for being such a pushover.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sadie is blonde, and is much nicer to Steven than Lars is.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Has a major crush on Lars.
- Hidden Depths:
- It turns out that she loves horror movies.
- Starting in Season 5, she becomes the lead singer/songwriter for a band with Buck, Jenny, Sour Cream, and Steven.
- Hopeless Suitor: Zigzagged. While it's clear in some moments that Lars has feelings for Sadie, his selfishness causes their relationship to suffer. There's also how her trapping both of them and Steven on an island just to get closer to Lars would understandably upset him, which made their already strained relationship even more so. And even with all that, she clearly cares more about Lars than he cares about her, much to her chagrin. Emphasis on "clearly".
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's much shorter than Lars. In fact, despite being in her late teens, she's barely any taller than Steven.
- Hypocrite: Sadie becomes greatly upset with Lars about lying to her in "Joking Victim", but tries to justify her lying to him in "Island Adventure".
- Hypocrite Has a Point: In spite of how Hypocritical it was of her to lie to Lars in "Island Adventure", she was not entirely wrong in that Lars needed the experience as it did help him open up to her more.
- I Can Change My Beloved: Implied and deconstructed. For the former, it's not stated outright, but in "Island Adventure" she exasperatedly and angrily asks Lars why he won't let her help him, implying she wants to make him a better person; it's further implied in "The Good Lars" when she admits she wishes she could force him to be happy. As for the latter, no matter your intentions, you can't force someone to be happy or change their ways, doing so would only make things worse.
- In-Series Nickname: Very few people in Beach City actually know Sadie's name, even her regular customers, so they tend to just call her "Donut Girl".
- Irony: Initially, Sadie wasn't all that interested in befriending the Cool Kids, and they barely knew her, unlike Lars who desperately wanted to be their friend and was acquainted with them. By season 5, Sadie has become closer friends with any of them than Lars was.Sadie: [Lars] wants to be in with them so much. It's funny. I never thought I'd be the one hanging out with them.
- Large Ham: Becomes one when singing with Steven and the Cool Kids.
- Love Hurts:
- Breaks into tears when she sees that Lars ditched his job to spend time with Jenny and the other kids. Steven thinks she's just upset that he lied, but what makes her more upset is that she thinks that Lars is interested in Jenny.
- It hurts to the point that when a Steven-possessed Lars tells her he loves her, she refuses to believe it and instead believes he's just trying to hurt her.
- In "I Am My Mom", Sadie is left visibly distraught over Lars abandoning her when she was subdued by Topaz.
- Love Martyr: Her feeling for Lars keep them together (in and out of work), despite him constantly leaving her to pick up his slack and only connecting emotionally when it's convenient for him. She still has her limits before pushing back, though.
- Morality Pet: At the start of the show, Sadie is the rare person Lars thinks of highly (and not in a deluded way like with the Cool Kids or Tiger Millionaire), though Lars tends to express this a backhand manner ("Sadie you're not an idiot!"). That said, this doesn't keep Lars from taking a lot more than he gives, both in terms of work and emotionally, or putting his reputation with others ahead of her wellbeing.
- Multicoloured Hair: By the movie, she's taken to dying her hair green only below her ears, leaving it her natural blonde on top.
- Nice Girl: Sadie's usual attitude is very warm and friendly, and she is generally very patient when it comes to putting up with Lars.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She loves horror movies and she was able to improvise lyrics to a zombie-themed song on the spot, even slipping into an impromptu zombie costume in the process.
- Not So Above It All: While Sadie is genuinely nice, she can do very flawed actions.
- Only Friend: Outside of Steven, Sadie was Lars' only known friend at the start of the series. And though he started hanging out with Buck, Jenny, and Sour Cream early on, they didn't know him remotely as well as Sadie.
- Out of Focus: Between the second and third seasons, Sadie has major roles in two episodes, but otherwise only makes three speaking appearances.
- Performance Anxiety: Struggles with this in "Sadie's Song" after Steven talks her into performing in Beach-a-Palooza. "Sadie Killer" has her beginning to overcome it as she joins a band as lead singer/songwriter with Buck, Jenny, Sour Cream, and Steven.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite being a short teenager, Sadie can take on and win against a corrupted Gem.
- Plucky Girl: She is always friendly to Steven and does her job with great enthusiasm.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Usually give these to Lars in regards to his selfish behavior and only hanging around her when he feels like it.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a scar on her cheek ever since the events of "Island Adventure".
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Quits her job at the Big Donut to become the frontwoman of a band with Jenny, Buck, Sour Cream, and Steven at the end of "Sadie Killer".
- Shipper on Deck: Chastised Lars for embarrassing Steven in front of Connie in "Bubble Buddies".
- Ship Tease: With Lars. At one point Steven thinks they are married already, and some of their dialogue can be construed as romantic tension.
- Shout-Out: She's named after a character from the Jules Feiffer book A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears.
- Shrinking Violet: Sadie is far from a recluse she does work in customer services but is generally soft-spoken, spends most of the series with Steven and Lars as her only close friends, and initially very unconfident about performing in public.
- The Southpaw: As seen in "Coach Steven", Sadie is left-handed.
- Stout Strength: She's noticeably chubby, and also one of the strongest humans on the show. She can easily overpower Lars, and even stagger a Gem Monster with her bare hands. We find out later that she was active in sports when she was younger.
- Straight Man: More sensible and down to earth than Steven or Lars.
- Sweet and Sour Grapes: By "The Good Lars", Sadie accepts that she can't make Lars happy, and she should focus on her own issues first. Shortly thereafter, Lars' experience with Steven inspire him to be a more open person.
- Take This Job and Shove It: At the end of "Sadie Killer".Sadie: And I can come to practice, and I can come to the next show, and the show after that!
Steven: But Sadie, don't you have work?
Sadie: Hah! [takes off her work uniform] I QUIT!
- Teens Are Short: Sadie is in her mid to late teens, and completely dwarfed by her mother she's not much taller than Steven. By Steven Universe: The Movie she's the same height despite likely being twenty or older, suggesting Sadie was always fully grown.
- Took a Level in Cynic: When Lars is abducted by Topaz and Aquamarine, she becomes the only employee of the Big Donut. The near-constant shifts and soul-crushing tedium causes her to become much more negative and irritable than usual.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In "Joking Victim", she fondly recalls Lars giving her a bag of oyster crackers and is seen eating some later on her break.
- Tsundere: Normally sweet as pie, but can lose her patience with Lars on occasion.
- Transplant: Sadie and Lars were both characters created for comics Rebecca Sugar drew in college before being reused for Steven Universe. The main difference was that they were college students instead of apparently high-school aged coworkers.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Lars can be a jerkass to her, but if you hurt him, then Sadie will hurt you. In fact, she once defeated what would equal a grown gorilla to protect him.
- Woman Scorned: When Steven suggests they prank Lars by putting a little fire salt in his doughnut in retaliation for his lying, she stops him at first, questioning whether or not pranking for revenge would make her sink to his level. When Lars walks in pulling the same lie to skip more work moments later, she grows quiet and dumps the entire container into the pastry, causing Lars to breathe actual fire from the spiciness.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In her appearance in "Change Your Mind", she's dyed her hair green. By Steven Universe: The Movie, she's cut back to just dying it green below her ears.
"Look, I don't know why I have to spell it out that I'm the evil twin and she's the good one! Don't ask me to help you with your homework, I'm at some metal concert."
Daughter to Kofi and twin sister of Kiki. She is friends with Buck and Sour Cream. Eventually, she and the other "Cool Kids" start jamming with Steven, which eventually leads to the formation of a band with Sadie Miller as frontwoman and lead singer. Jenny is the Suspects' bass player.
- Always Identical Twins: She and Kiki are not specified as being identical, but the only way to tell them apart is their different clothes and hairstyles.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In "Restaurant Wars", Jenny motivated Ronaldo into pretending to be Kiki's boyfriend saying he'll get to hang out with the cutest girl in town (not second, considering Jenny knows she's very attractive) while kissing Kiki's cheek. In "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service", Jenny gladly accepted to do Kiki's duties so her twin could have a free day.
- Bifauxnen: During "The Big Show", she rocks the tux she's wearing.
- Big Sister Instinct: Seems to have this a bit for Steven, at least during "Joy Ride", particularly when she puts herself in harm's way to protect him when the Gems mistake him for Peridot due to being in Peridot's pod at the time.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Downplayed, but it's there in her second appearance with her back-talking to Kofi; otherwise she's a Nice Girl.
- Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: Of the irresponsible teen variety. Despite her flaws, Jenny has shown to love her grandmother dearly and gets along well with her.
- Evil Twin: She actually refers to herself as one to Kiki in "Joy Ride", though it's in the Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling context rather than literal.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Jenny mentions that she's always pointing out that Kiki is the nice sister of the two of them, even calling herself the "evil twin"."It's like, 'don't ask me for help with your homework, I'm at some metal concert!'"
- The Freelance Shame Squad: In "Sadie's Song", she admits that she'd find amusement in an accident that resulted in an injury during the talent show, no matter how badly it was. She also said she'd get it on camera for good measure.
- Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Inverted. "Sadie Killer" shows she shares Sadie's love of horror movie, even being surprised she managed to get a copy of the rare movie The Lurch.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She's the fun-loving, Ms. Fanservice "Beautiful Sister" to Kiki's dutiful, responsible "Smart Sister". Averted since despite their personality differences they care about one another.
- Hidden Depths:
- In-Series Nickname: Her full name is "Jennifer", but she's regularly referred to as "Jenny".
- Metalhead: She mentioned going to a lot of metal concerts (one of which is called "Uber Rage"). Jenny doesn't match the looks or demographics of a stereotypical metalhead, but she definitely has the rowdy attitude.
- Ms. Fanservice: Jenny is regularly portrayed as one of the most attractive people on the show, and wears a lot of outfits that accentuate her figure."I don't need sleep to look pretty!"
- Nice Girl: Jenny is selfless, brave, and friendly.
- Odd Name Out: Is entirely removed from her dad and sister's name scheme.
- Polar Opposite Twins: The partying, carefree twin sister to Kiki's responsible, studying attitude.
- Sassy Black Woman: Downplayed. Jenny is sassy, but not so much to play this trope straight.
- Similar Squad: Quite a few fans have noticed how she and Amethyst have some very similar traits, including lip and eye shape, personality, and few fashion choices (they both seem to prefer some sort of tank top.)
- Smurfette Principle: The only girl in the Cool Kids.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Justified. She and Kiki look exactly alike because they're identical twins.
Buck: Man, [my dad] never kisses me like that.
Lars: That's rough, bro.
Buck: Not really. The lack of daddy kisses in my life made me who I am.
The son of the mayor. Friends with Jenny and Sour Cream. Eventually, he and the other "Cool Kids" start jamming with Steven, which eventually leads to the formation of a band with Sadie Miller as frontwoman and lead singer. Buck is the Suspects' guitarist, having learned everything he knows from Greg Universe.
- Ambiguously Brown: Buck has brown-coral skin.
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: His mayor father is utterly dedicated to keeping Beach City in line, and kissing babies to further his career and in the process neglects to manage or show affection to Buck himself.
- Commander Contrarian: Most of his dialogue in "Lars and the Cool Kids" seems to serve entirely to contradict and confuse Lars.Lars: Check out MY shirt!
Buck: Oh, that snake is nasty.
Lars: ...Oh, haha! Yeah, I hate snakes!
Buck: Oh, what? That's too bad, some snakes are pretty cool.
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair of blackish-grey sunglasses.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Buck has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.
- The Cynic: He is a bit of a cynic, finding Steven's naive love for his father "funny" and saying that Steven offers a counterpoint to his cynical worldview.
- Family Theme Naming: Both his and his father's first name are related to money. A "buck" and a "bill" are slang terms for paper currency.
- Hidden Depths: Buck has attended a Montessori school in the past. These involve an alternative educational approach designed to teach children who have difficulty learning in a typical, regimented classroom environment.
- Hipster: In "Shirt Club", Buck actually wanted to put the "Guitar Dad" design Steven made on shirts because he thought it was funny that Steven liked his dad. Steven helps him appreciate sincerity again.
- Mellow Fellow: His general laid-back and calm personality mimics that of Garnet's, along with his voice.
- Nice Guy: Buck is a pretty relaxed individual whose favorite activity is hanging out with his friends. He keeps an open mind and appreciates other people's points of view... most of the time. And when he realizes that he takes something too far, he's not afraid to admit it and apologize.
- Similar Squad: More than a few fans have noted how he and Garnet have some very similar traits, including personality, eyewear, lip and nose shape, laugh, and associated color. In one of the pictures from "Joy Ride", he's seen standing besides Garnet, doing the exact same pose, highlighting their similarities.
- Sunglasses at Night: His glasses stay on at all times of day. We've only seen him without them a few times, one of which◊ being because they fell off while Frybo was throttling him.
- Two First Names: Something he shares with his dad "Dewey" can be used as a first name.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: "Shirt Club" heavily implies that Buck had a closer relationship with his father when he was younger.
- Vocal Evolution: His has deepened somewhat, especially compared to his first appearance.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Subverted. While Buck has a distant relationship with his dad, he credits it as making him the person he is today. That said, he shows annoyance in "Joy Ride" that his father chastises a lot of what he does because of how it'd reflect back on him.
A mellow teenager often seen hanging around town. He's Yellowtail's stepson, Onion's half-brother, and Greg's manager Marty's illegitimate son. He aspires to be a DJ. Eventually, he and the other "Cool Kids" start jamming with Steven, which eventually leads to the formation of a band with Sadie Miller as frontwoman and lead singer. He brings his talents in electronic music to the band.
- Big Brother Instinct: In "Are You My Dad?", Sour Cream is passing missing posters for Onion and is visibly worried over his little brother's disappearance.
- Calling Parents by Their Name: He has a somewhat strained relationship with his stepdad Yellowtail, who wants Sour Cream to follow in his footsteps and be a fisherman. Sour Cream even calls his dad by name a few times in "Drop Beat Dad", though after he helps salvage a rave that Sour Cream's biological father Marty bailed on, Sour Cream calls him "Yellowdad".
- Calling the Old Man Out: In "Drop Beat Dad", Sour Cream reunites with his absent father Marty, who offers to make up for lost time by upgrading his son's ramshackle rave into a full-blown concert. When it is revealed that Marty hijacked the show to shill disgusting soda, Sour Cream makes it known that he doesn't need Marty or his product endorsement to be a DJ in the same gibberish language his stepfather and half-brother speak.
- Character Development: Due to Yellowtail disapproving of Sour Cream's aspiration to being a DJ, their relationship was strained, with Sour Cream often referring to Yellowtail as either his name or "stepdad". After the event of "Drop Beat Dad", which includes Yellowtail coming to terms with his son's passion, Sour Cream also begins to warm up to him and even refers to him as "Yellowdad".
- Catchphrase: "I could totally rave to this."
- Edible Theme Naming: Sour Cream and Onion. Their father is named after a fish. Their mother is named after an onion. Fish and chips.
- Family Theme Naming: He and his family have Edible Theme Naming.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Yellowtail wants him to be a fisherman, but Sour Cream only wants to be a DJ.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Downplayed. While Sour Cream (responsible) is a rebellious teen, he's nowhere near as destructive as Onion (foolish).
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sour Cream has pale, blond hair and is one of the nicest characters in the series.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Sour Cream has had the same point from his baby days.
- Heroic Bastard: Vidalia and Marty conceived him out of wedlock. Thankfully, he's the exact opposite of his biological father.
- I Got Bigger: Pointed out by Amethyst in "Onion Friend".Amethyst: I can't believe how long it's been! I mean, check this guy out! I used to be bigger than him!
- Improbable Hairstyle: His pale blond hair is styled into a point similar to Pearl's.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: He has ice blue eyes and is one of the nicest characters in the series.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Can speak the same mumble-language as his half-brother and stepfather.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Like many of the teens he has one with Steven, mainly due to their love of music and performing.
- In the Hood: He wears a blue-grey hoodie.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: He is the exact opposite of his selfish ass of a biological father.
- Like Parent, Like Child:
- His interest in the music business, albeit in different aspects of it, is the only personality trait he shares with his father.
- "Greg the Babysitter" shows that he inherited his mother's laid-back attitude.
- Meal Ticket: Marty briefly uses Sour Cream as one during their time together in "Drop Beat Dad". The second he hears about his son's rave, Marty turns it into a concert, which he then hijacks to promote Guacola. Even in their interactions, Marty strictly refers to Sour Cream with nicknames and his DJ status, showing that he sees him as a sucker to get rich off of rather than a son.
- Mellow Fellow: Very laid back, though he has issues with his stepdad's wishes for him. "Greg the Babysitter" reveals he's been like this since birth.
- Nice Guy: Sour Cream has a soft-spoken, easygoing, and honest personality and gets along with Steven.
- Parent with New Paramour: It's not known when exactly Vidalia entered a relationship with Yellowtail after Sour Cream was born, but besides the tension over Sour Cream's dream of being a DJ they seem to get along pretty well. If anything Yellowtail's desire to see Sour Cream continue the family fishing business suggests he draws no distinction between his biological and step children.
- Similar Squad: More than few fans have noted how he and Pearl have some very similar features, including hairstyle, skin tone, eye design, body type, and associated colors.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It is implied that Rose meeting him as a baby may have inspired her to have Steven.
- Spell My Name with an "S": When he first appears in "Frybo", the credits spell his name "Sourcream".
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like his biological father, minus the shark teeth and age lines. That's the only thing they have in common.
- Vocal Dissonance: A noodle-skinny rave kid, with the fairly deep voice of Brian Posehn. He's also had that voice since he was a baby.
"If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."
Greg Universe (formerly Gregory DeMayo) was a one man band. He didn't have much success, but seems happy enough in his simple life. Rose Quartz fell in love with him, and they had Steven together (though she had to give up her physical form for her son to be born, as only one living being can be attached to the gem at a time). While Steven lives at the temple with the Gems, Greg lives out of his van as a reminder of his prime and owns Beach City's car wash: It's A Wash. He loves his son dearly, and the two of them hang out quite often, sharing their musical talents.
For his tropes, see his page.
Steven Quartz Universe
"Gems shouldn't fight each other."
Steven is the lovable, half-human and half-Gem boy who is still figuring out how to harness his powers from the gem he inherited from his mother. He's goofy, energetic and optimistic. He takes his role as a Crystal Gem seriously, learning all his lessons, and taking his discipline with good humor when the situation calls for it. He is very much in touch with his emotions, and does not shy away from saying how he feels. He is as impulsive as any other boy his age might be, but counts on his Gem family to keep him safe.
For his tropes, see his page.
Pearl: Ugh, you are just so childish!
Amethyst: Yeah, yeah, don't forget reckless, vulgar, loudmouthed; and that's just what makes me so awesome!
Amethyst is the Wild Child of the Crystal Gems. She loves to instigate pranks and act ridiculous even in the face of danger, which can sometimes result in innocents like Steven getting caught in the middle of her antics. She often chafes under the discipline of the two older Gems. As the series progresses, her rebellious, moody attitude is revealed to stem from an inferiority complex she feels when compared to her teammates, including Steven.
For her tropes, see her page.