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  • Depictions of Steven as a teenager, and especially as an adult, tend to have him with long hair, often with ringlets similar to his mother's. It's also quite popular to depict teen and adult Steven as extremely tall, another trait inherited from his mother, in stark contrast to how short he is as a kid.
  • Lars being a trans man is a common fanon.
  • There's a surprising amount of "Lars is depressed" fics, some of which involve him Self Harming or attempting suicide. In addition, some of those same fics feature the idea that Lars Used to Be a Sweet Kid, a lot like Steven actually, and Sadie was a Bully Hunter for his sake.
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  • In the episode "The Return", a tall woman appears next to Sadie, while having a striking resemblance to her. Because of this, some fans have accepted that she is Sadie's mom. She appears later again in the episode "Love Letters", given the name Barb, and later again was confirmed as Sadie's mom.
  • In the episode "Story for Steven", Marty comes out of Greg's van with a lady named Vidalia. Due to Marty looking quite a lot like Sour Cream and the fact that "Vidalia" is the name of a type of onion, fans have theorized that Vidalia is the mom/stepmom of Sour Cream/Onion respectively. The former relationship was later confirmed in "Onion Friend" with later episodes clarifying that Sour Cream and Onion are half-brothers, with Vidalia as their shared parent.
  • The Cool Kids (Sour Cream, Buck Dewey, and Jenny Pizza) are in a polymorous relationship. This is due in large part to how often all three are seen together and how calm they are together.
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  • Most pre-Extended Intro fanworks had the Gems raising Steven since he was a baby instead of Greg. "Steven's Birthday" had Greg further dispute this fanon by pointing out clearly that the Gems had no idea how to handle a baby, so he was the only one who could raise him at that age.
  • It's a pretty common fan-theory that if Steven were to either retreat into his gem or die, he would end up regenerating as Rose due to Steven inheriting her gem (or being "his own mother" as he puts it). However, many also dispute it, since there's been no indication Steven can even be poofed, and Rose returning would cheapen all of the previous drama of her being gone. This idea actually gets addressed in "Change Your Mind", and proven false as there's no remainder of Rose Quartz in Steven's gem.
  • It has become popular belief that Greg is, well, Greg (from Over the Garden Wall). They're both chubby, brown haired, and musically inclined male characters. It helps that it has been established that Greg didn't come to Beach City until he was an adult, therefore eliminating one counter argument. Also if the two Gregs are one and the same, it could help explain why he's so adaptable to the weird Gem-related things happening around him.
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  • While it was there before the episode premiered, Peridot having blue eyes under her visor absolutely skyrocketed after "Log Date 7 15 2" showed she has blue blush, and someone even tried to see what Peridot's eye color might look like because of it.
  • It's typically accepted that the Orange Great North Monster from "Gem Hunt" and "Crack The Whip" is Biggs Jasper (possibly the same one mentioned by Bismuth), and the Green Snow Monster that also appears in these episodes (as well as "Earthlings") is often said to be Ocean Jasper.
    • At NYCC 2016, it was confirmed that these two Gems were indeed Jaspers, though it is still uncertain if the general consensus was correct on the specific types of Jasper.
    • Confirmed in "Made of Honor" when Bismuth unbubbles her and refers to her as Biggs.
  • Despite the fact that we don't see enough of them to judge whether if it's accurate, the Carnelian and skinny Jasper seen in "That Will Be All" are commonly depicted as best friends and/or pseudo-sisters due to their shared Beta Kindergarten origins and each of them being defective in some way.
  • A good amount of people take to the idea that Smoky Quartz has three arms because Steven is half human. Following this idea, fanart of Rose and Amethyst's Smoky usually gives her four arms, while fanart of Steven and Pearl's Rainbow Quartz usually gives them three eyes. When Rainbow 2.0 actually forms in "Change Your Mind", he has four eyes.
  • There's a general consensus that, if Steven and Lars were to Fuse, their Fusion would be named "Stars".
  • Humanized fan-works usually follow certain fanon:
    • Garnet almost always has dark skin and an afro.
    • Human Jasper will often have vitilgo. She's often Amethyst's older (biological, adopted, or foster) sister.
    • Peridot wears a hijab, wears a hat, and/or has prosthetic limbs. She is a Dark-Skinned Blonde just as often as she's not.
    • Blue Diamond wears a hijab.
    • Yellow Diamond wears a helmet.
    • Both Amethyst and Lapis are usually Ambiguously Brown (with Amethyst often being a Dark-Skinned Blonde, though brown hair is also common for her, as well as dyeing her hair a shade of purple). They're usually Hispanic and Polynesian (or Filipino) respectively if their races are specified.
    • Pearl is often times the Token White of the Crystal Gems (baring Rose and Steven), though her being Indian is not uncommon. She has strawberry blonde or red hair if she's white, dark brown if she's not.
    • Rose Quartz is always depicted as white. Sometimes her pink hair is turned into a more natural red.
    • Ruby has dark skin and kinky hair. Sapphire can be dark skinned as well, though it's not uncommon for her to have lighter skin. Either way, Ruby is usually the darker of the two. Ruby and Sapphire are Garnet's mothers. Ruby is usually depicted as being into martial arts.
    • Since Sapphire was revealed to only have one eye, human Sapphire often has an eyepatch or a scar over one eye. Sometimes she keeps her Blinding Bangs, but sometimes only one eye is covered (with no indication as to whether or not the blocked eye is damaged.) When dark-skinned, she's usually a Dark-Skinned Blond.
    • Lapis and Jasper are exes.
    • Lapis and Peridot are roommates. If they're of college age, then they're usually art students.
    • Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet are Childhood Friends. Rose, however, differs from person to person due to her usually being depicted as 10-20 years older than the other Crystal Gems. Occasionally she's their ex-teacher, due to a fan-artist using that in their art.
    • When given more realistic height proportions, Amethyst is sometimes drawn taller than Peridot, occasionally even One Head Taller.
  • Food preferences:
    • Pearl normally hates food, however, people often depict her as fond of tea (stemming from a scene in Episode 8 where Pearl holds a teapot). In contrast, Garnet is depicted as a coffee person and Amethyst likes soda.
    • Pearl mentioned she liked pie in an early episode, and this has been handwaved as her enjoying making pie instead of eating it. However, fans sometimes depict eating pie as being a guilty pleasure for hers.
    • Peridot being fond of Doritos or maple syrup. This is due to memes surrounding both her design and a debunked theory that she fell into Canada. The show itself implies neither she nor Lapis enjoy eating.note 
    • Blue Diamond (and sometimes Yellow Diamond) is portrayed to be a depressed binge-drinker.
  • Blue Diamond's Pearl being unable to speak caught on due to her being The Voiceless Cute Mute in her first appearance and having a look that resembles a Shrinking Violet character. Eventually this was jossed, as she can speak (albeit quietly).
  • Until her character was expanded upon, Lapis was usually depicted as either very depressed or as a Genki Girl. In canon, while she does display a cheerful side around Steven, Lapis is a Deadpan Snarker under most circumstances. A compromise between the two is that Lapis used to be happy and excitable but her trauma has worn her down into far more sarcastic and apathetic person.
  • It's generally accepted that Steven has no issue dressing in traditionally feminine clothes such as skirts or dresses. This might be canon, as one episode featured him dressing up in a dress for a competition, though he's never casually crossdressed (he rarely even wears anything besides a t-shirt or hoodie).
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot Amethyst, due to her crass personality combined with the fact she's the most street-smart gem. In one episode she almost said "badass", which helps support the fanon.
  • Regarding mental issues:
    • Steven is possibly on the Autism spectrum and/or has ADHD.
    • Pearl, Peridot, Garnet, and Padparadscha are on the low-support/high-functioning side of the Autism spectrum.
    • Almost every depiction of Pearl after Steven's birth has her falling into a suicidal depression due to the loss of Rose. She was depressed after Rose's death, but the self-destructive part isn't implied.
    • Amethyst has BPD and/or OCD.
    • Lapis has depression and PTSD.
    • Onion is often depicted on the autism spectrum.
  • Steven and Greg being Jewish because of the latter originally having a Jewish surname (DeMayo), and because Rebecca and Steven Sugar (who Steven was based on) are both Jewish.
  • Gems are usually pinned as female on default. They have an Ambiguous Gender Identity that implies they might actually not identify as female, however most fans roll with the interpretation that they're of No Biological Sex but generally are female gendered.
  • Smoky Quartz's gender is unconfirmed, but it's usually interpreted that, like Stevonnie, they are non-binary and use "they/them" pronouns. It's assumed that all of Steven's fusions are non-binary and they all use "they/them". While the latter is true for most, at least one, his fusion with Pearl, uses "he/him" pronouns.
  • In works where Gems can have biological children (affectionately referred to as "Gem Egg Hell"), they lay eggs that hatch into either small versions of their Gem types or small versions of their Fusions.
  • Blue Diamond's Pearl and Yellow Diamond's Pearl are close friends, borderline-Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
  • It's implied that Rose has had numerous lovers over the years, but many fans believe that all of them were simply romantic, and that Greg was her first sexual relationship. This usually goes with the fanon that on default Gems aren't interested in sexual activities.note 
  • There's a common belief that a Gem's gemstone is a very... delicate place, so to speak, and that actions like kissing someone else's gemstone are very intimate.
  • Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond are Pink's parents, and White Diamond is Pink's grandmother. Pink Diamond is Rose's mom and Steven's grandmother; Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond are Steven's great-grandmothers, and White Diamond is Steven's great-great-grandmother. As of "A Single Pale Rose": due to being half-Pink Diamond, Steven's real grandmothers are Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond, and White Diamond is Steven's real great-grandmother.
  • Yellow Diamond is a Former Teen Rebel who was just as bratty (if not more) to White Diamond as Pink Diamond was to Yellow.
  • Prior to "Steven's Dream", Blue Diamond was sometimes depicted to be wheelchair-bound in Human AUs, due to her never getting up from her palanquin during her screentime in "The Answer".
  • Depictions of the ship between Lapis/Peridot ("Lapidot") prior to the events of "Barn Mates" and onward:
    • Lapis was the goofy initiative one, while Peridot was the moody easily-flustered one. In canon, their personalities are the other way around.
    • Back when she still had her limb enhancers, some people thought Peridot was part-robot, and would malfunction when overwhelmed.
      • If Peridot wasn't part robot, the limb enhancers were prosthetics instead.
    • Despite Peridot canonically being shorter with limb enhancers, if not the same size, Lapis was always drawn smaller.
    • Peridot being an "MLG Pro Player", and Lapis would just annoy her in the middle of her games.
    • Lapis doing fart noises to annoy Peridot because she can.
  • Amethyst is often depicted as agender, genderfluid, or bigender because she sometimes transforms into men.
  • Blue Diamond's quiet, demure Pearl can become Cute, but Cacophonic if she is sufficiently pissed off enough.
  • Rose Quartz looks unusually human compared to other Gems, including a near-peach skin tone and breasts. To explain this, she designed her Rose Quartz form after humans. Jossed as Pearl came up with the Rose Quartz design.
  • Following The Reveal that Rose Quartz was Pink Diamond, depictions of Steven (and sometimes Rose herself) with his mother's pink Diamond eyes have abounded.
  • It's not uncommon to find depictions of Lapis with gold freckles on her face and/or shoulders, stemming from how real life Lapis Lazuli gemstones can have flakes of gold on their surface. This can also transfer to the humanized fan-works as Lapis having normal freckles.
  • Rose and Pearl's relationship has gone through cyclic fanons. In Season 1, many thought they were a couple in the past, but by mid-Season 2 this was called into question so many began depicting Pearl's love as unrequited. This in itself was later done away with as the series implies Rose did love Pearl.
  • Garnet is often depicted as aromantic (or demiromantic) and asexual because she's explicitly stated she isn't interested in dating.
  • Peridot is sometimes depicted to be asexual because a passage in the book Fusion for Beginners and Experts states her being perfectly okay with not fusing.
  • The appearance of Peridot and Lapis Lazuli's new outfits had many fans speculating their fusion to have an uncanny resemblance to Kamina: incorporating Peridot's glasses, Lapis' baggy pants, and a watery cape to complete the look.
  • Many fans have latched on to the idea that White's current Pearl was once Pink Diamond's, and vice versa—what exactly White did to make White Pearl so monotonous and strange is debated. This is confirmed to be the case in "Together Alone".
    • In fanworks where White's Pearl is shown when she was Pink Pearl, her two hair-buns are given a less polished, "fluffy" look, making them look more like real, messy hair.
  • The multi-colored quartz seen near the end of "Change Your Mind" is often assumed to be Crazy Lace, due to her coloration being similar to the texture of a real life Crazy Lace Agate.
  • If the Gems had Personality Blood Types:
    • A: Pearl, Peridot, Sapphire, Yellow Diamond
    • B: Amethyst, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Ruby, Blue Diamond
    • O: Steven, Rose Quartz, Bismuth, Pink Diamond
    • AB: Garnet, Opal, White Diamond

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