A Gem in the Rough
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A Gem in the Rough Steven consistently equates pirating with pillaging, plundering, rifling, and looting. When he hears that the "Mr. 5 Pair" are chasing a princess, Steven thinks of two of his favorite video game characters: Mueo and Lue. Instead of being called "Mr. Prince," Sanji ends up taking the name of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" due to Steven thinking of the name at random. The crew actually watches the original film, which leads to moments of self-revelation in both Tashigi and Robin. It would be hard to keep up with the number of references or nods to Star Wars in the story, although special mention goes to describing the area where Steven fights Crocodile in the same way Anakin describes sand and for when Steven is literally reading aloud the Marvel comic adaptation of to an unconscious Luffy, with the dialogue coming from the real comic itself. Return of the Jedi Along similar lines, the narration from Amethyst's perspective in the beginning and end of "The Internalization Of Amethyst" were written to emulate how Matthew Stover would take pauses from the narrative of the to tell how it "felt to be Anakin Skywalker in that moment." Revenge of the Sith Mr. 3's discusses how his art will feature the slow agonizing ruination of a noble soul and how only when that soul was extinguished would be end his life. Uncle Grandpa ties a headband around his head after quoting the balcony scene and shouts "Believe it!" Greg calls Uncle Grandpa " Mr. Myxlplyx." Connie notes that the UGRV is similar to the tents from . Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Discussion was made of the time that a hamster dimension made it in the layer of the CN Multiverse which is basically Toonami. Greg and Pizza Steve both confuse the concept of the Multiverse with Grant Morrison's The Multiversity. Pizza Steve has a friend named Brownie Ders. Steven tells Petrea that he gets by with a little help from his friends. Dr. Kureha tells Petrea that she is not interested in her backstory, which is how Dick Grayson responds to Jason Todd in Grant Morrison's Batman. Greg compares Hypori to something out of , wishing they could go back to Alien . the cul-de-sac they visited or where that muscular dude lived TOM and SARA think Greg is Carl. When searching for Steven, TOM brings up locations from , Tenchi Muyo! , Dragon Ball , Sailor Moon , and Transformers Armada . Mobile Fighter G Gundam Steven plays Frederick and the Pirate King. After Zoro declines to join in on the fun, Steven suggests they play Peter Pan instead. Zoro is still not amused. Suggested names for the newly forming Island are The Land of Chocolate and Oatmeal. Ace had to go. His planet needed him. Steven makes up a song for the Baroque Works Agents called "I Am The Very Model Of A Cunning Tiger Millionaire." This same tune is later used for the omake song "A Gem In The Rough." Steven consistently calls Crocodile "codfish" and sings "Never Smile At A Crocodile" while trapped in the Seastone cage. While trapped in the aforementioned cage, Damian asks Crocodile if he expected them to reveal their plan to take him down since they defected from Baroque Works. Steven counters that Crocodile expects them to die, pointing out the obvious villain tropes Crocodile follows. Sardonyx asks Crocodile about what would happen if he would be hit by her electrically charged war hammer. It would be the same thing that happened to everything else. Miss Merry Christmas tells her opponents that they are in her would now, not their world. Damian has better things to do than die by the hands of the "Mr. 4 Pair." Greg is afraid of being the Jennifer Parker of the group during the fight with Miss Doublefinger. Miss Doublefinger asks Petrea why she would recklessly throw away her life to which she replies that she replies that would rather die than forsake them. Usopp believes the bomb will DESTROY THEM ALL! DESTROY THEM ALL! DESTROY THEM ALL! During the discussion about whether Steven needs to return to Beach City after Alabasta, Steven makes a passionate speech comparing his journey to a carnival, just like the ending of Tenchi Universe. The three questions Garnet asks Robin when she is discovered aboard the Merry is reminiscent of . Monty Python and the Holy Grail Ronaldo asks the Straw Hats if their ship is a good ship or a bad ship. When introducing the Straw Hats to his beach house, he tells them to hold their breath, make a wish, and to count to three. Greg proclaims to live in a van down by the water. Greg jokes about Walter Peck and the E.P.A. learning about the Burning Room in the temple. Doug Maheswaran points out the similarities between Smoker and Javert. Connie even buys him the book! Zoro lands a hit on Holo-Pearl... a very palpable hit. Smiley's is a place where everybody knows your name. Mayor Dewey suggests that Smoker should be hired as Smiley's cooler. When told to take to the sky to search for Peridot, Amethyst responds with "Up and at them." While messing around with his new powers, Greg says "Party on, Greg" before playing "Stairway To Heaven." The dialogue for the Crying Breakfast Friends episode is partially taken from " Sworn To The Sword" and from . South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Greg calls the Crystal Temple a Hobbit Hole when the Gems don't come out to help clean the boardwalk. Steven's (pretend) combination to get into his mother's room is "ninety-nine...forty-four... one hundred percent pure! Pearl channels the announcer from when she begins the duel between Connie, Zoro, and Mobile Fighter G Gundam Tashigi. Steven's comic selections include and Ms. Marvel (2014) the latter of whom is his favorite. Shazam Smoker receiving a Newton's Cradle is one for which was the first Learning to Breathe Underwater, fan fiction the author read. Steven Universe Connie describes the Belly Bag Badge and its P.C.M. as a mixture of a Warp Pad, a Boom Tube, the One Ring and Felix Felicis. In addition to presenting Steven with the Steven Badge, Uncle Grandpa also bequeaths him a TM containing Bubble Beam. When being asked a series of questions, Uncle Grandpa joins in and asks "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" Tashigi asks Zoro if he hold Kuina's old sword in her memory. His response? "Always." Before parting ways for the first time, Steven and Greg sing "The Greatest Adventure." At the end of AGITR, Steven is left pondering about the Cluster and Peridot, telling himself "If only I could sleep...if only I knew.." Gems Without Measure; A Pirate's Treasure Porche claims that Chopper is so fluffy that she is gonna die. Petrea sings her own version of "The Candyman" called "Miss Valentine". When Luffy arrives to recruit the Beach City gang for the Davy Back Fight, Connie calls him "Luffy the Grey" and asks if he is there to share in an adventure. Luffy is confused by the reference and Connie drops it. Amethyst calls Peridot "Peri the Platypus". Greg's response to hearing the phrase "We're Back" is to immediately respond with "A Dinosaur's Story". Greg compares the Davy Back Fight to Quidditch as he does not understand how either of them work. After Steven is forced to become a member of the Foxy Pirates, Greg is worried that he would have to stick around the crew like Ruth. Steven compares a member of a Foxy's pirates to Sanic the Hedgehog's archenemy: Dr. Rabatnik (but don't call him "Dr. Eggoman.") When Steven returns to the crew after being won back in the Davy Back Fight, Greg quotes Jabberwocky in joy. Steven sings "Don't Stop Me Now" during the Half-Dash-Touch-Domination round of the Davy Back Fight. The singer who performs "Haven't You Noticed That I'm A Star" is given the name Vanessa Abadeer, a nod to Olivia Olson's two most famous roles. Greg calls himself a literal music man, complete with the sound of seventy-six trombones. The crew sings "The Silly Song" for Steven's birthday party, with Robin working in lyrics referencing Edgar Allan Poe. Greg thinks an amnesiac Sanji is quoting "Bohemian Rhapsody. He is wrong. Rose Quartz has dated an Abernathy, Faireborn, and a Hauser in the past. Mention is also made of Iron Grenadier pirates and Sierra Gordo. When Connie tries to convince Nami that she knows about her backstory, she can't remember Genzo's name. Instead, she calls him Gonzo, although she instantly knows that she was wrong. Connie attempts to use the "ninety-nine...forty-four...one hundred perecent pure" joke to get to Genevieve's paintings as a way to cheer Steven up. It just confuses everyone else. The island where the Straw Hats and Crystal Gems fight Tatsu the Sea Horse and eventually Aokiji is named Krankor. The cruise boat that had vanished before being found during the Ocean's Dream arc is called the Minnow. "Connie said 'jinkies!' It must be a clue!" The three go-to detectives Steven and Connie think of are Dogcopter, Batman and Sherlock Holmes. The description of Amethyst's fight with Pearl and Garnet includes lyrics from "Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf". When Greg hears that the seahorse who stole the crew's memories had the name Tatsu, his thoughts immediately turn to Shredder's right hand man from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Aokiji asks a frozen Luffy if that is how he'd want to be remembered: surrounded by winter? He follows this by saying how having Nico Robin as a friend will break him and the crew, from their spirits to their bodies. Nami can imagine quite a lot of treasure. Nami mentions Ratchet playing the crew like a harp from hell. Nami asks Luffy where he was when they handed out the brains. Steven warns the crew not to touch anything in the cave that the crew searches for the Golden Crown in just in case it turns out to act like the Cave of Wonders. While searching for clues about the location of the Golden Crown, Greg compares the Straw Hats to Mystery Inc. "He who pulls this harpoon, if he be worthy, will possess the power of Captain Ahab". Steven compares Ratchet's castle with that of various video game villains, including the world's versions of Steven Universe Bowser, Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Wily. Steven quotes the end of Super Mario Bros. when the Golden Crown adventure concludes. The closest island to Mecha Island on a map is Telemachus Island. The city of Pucci is located on Backslide Island. When playing around together, Connie tells Steven that his terrible pun has killed her and for him not to cry for her. As shown in the page image, Connie and Steven eat raspberry ice and cake while on their date. To further drive home the point, they both sing a reworked version of "Jolly Holiday". Steven gets the power to float after Connie kisses him ala . Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Steven and Connie March along happily to " Colonel Hathi's March." Connie notes that there is something rotten in the state of Water Seven. Franky, as in the English dub, calls himself a Number One Super-Guy. Steven, Apollo, and Nero sing , which A Musician's Life For Me foreshadows the former characters' similar natures to the characters of Honest John and Gideon. Steven believes that Nero and Apollo are secret agents like Dick Grayson, Black Widow, Nick Fury and James Bond. Neither one of them know who he is talking about, but roll with it. Phil's threat to Psycho P is primarily taken from . Batman: The Dark Knight Returns The description for Takafumi Liu (the chocolatier and confectioner that Damian and Genevieve meet on Backslide Island) is almost word-for-word how Roald Dahl describes Willy Wonka's appearance in which serves as foreshadowing that he is a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory literal candy-man who has eaten the Candy-Candy Fruit. Genevieve's "Color Trap: Musical Deep Blue" forces Hina, Jango, Fullbody, Psycho P, and herself to perform " I'm The Music Meister." Greg sings " Rocket Man" when the train of the same name crashes through the Aqua Laguna wave. When introducing himself, Sogeking declares "I am the bravest warrior on the Grand Line! I am the king of the snipers! I...AM...SOGEKING!" Damian believes that if Casey Ryback could stop terrorists on a boat and on a train, the Straw Hats would have no issue stopping CP9 on a sea train. It is revealed that Damian and Mayor Dewey have watched the Under Siege movies several times together in the month he had lived there. Steven sings a modified version of " I'm All Alone in the World" to Robin while she is at her lowest, changing the song from a lament about how Ebenezer Scrooge felt alone as both a child and an adult to Steven reminding Robin that she is never alone. Eirney Heca describes herself as a mnemosurgeon.