Pink Diamond is responsible for creating Rose Quartz as well as the Rose Quartz Gem type in general, and Rose is the only member of that type that we ever seen. Furthermore, Rose has a power that we have yet to see any other Gem possess: the power to heal. While all other quartzes are designed to fight and destroy, Rose is designed to protect and heal.
However, Pink Diamond feared that as long as the Diamonds served as a symbol of ultimate power in Gem society, nobody would have the courage to stand up to them. Therefore, she called upon Rose, whom she had created with powers of healing and protection, to show other Gems that their destinies were their own by shattering her and taking up the mantle of her cause. Rose's healing powers were created to give the rebellion a better chance and to fully embody Pink Diamond's desire to protect Earth, protect lower-caste Gems, and heal the divide between the castes.
- Partially Confirmed/Jossed. Pink orchestrated the rebellion, but she didn't order Rose to shatter her. She was Rose.
As a secondary advanatge the rebel factions will be able to work together. Pink can't have any Sapphire especially Parapashaca too close or that will undo this scheme. And a diamond being shattered by Rose Quartz will help improve the morale of the rebellion and put the Crystal Gems in command. This partially backfires - Blue Diamond takes over Pink's duty(when we see her on Earth she's in her mourning veil). Then we discover Garnet.
We've assumed the picture is Pink Diamond being surrounded, and with an evil grin, but what if it is a grimace with Pink and the Crystal Gem's facing Bismuth's rebel faction. Pink Diamond will sell her life dearly. Pearl is surprised. Garnet is fearful and worried. While Pink Diamond does love humans, she loves them as pets. Despite Pink caring for humans, free humans see her as an oppressor - The Diamond. They shatter her with Bismuth's armanents, and that is why Bismuth got bubbled.
Garnet is fearful because Sapphire was a high-ranking Homeworld gem, and the rumours she's heard about Pink Diamond are not very flattering. Keeping humans in Zoo as Trophys, because normal homeworld gems don't understand why else Pink would do so. Erratic, bad tempered and collects trophies. A worse tyrant than the other Diamonds.
- Jossed. She was never shattered at all.
- Pearl has been like an empty scabbard ever since Rose left. Auhauhauhau.
- And that human will be Ronaldo.
- Most likely on the above post. If, for some reason, its not Ronaldo, I would put Lars as the next candidate. With Ronaldo and Sadie as his "caretakers".
- Alternatively, Peridot, after seeing Steven immunity to Gem technology, is going to try to discover how that would be possible by trying to create a gem/human hybrid by other means.
- Could be. Or maybe the snake people are corrupted gems. Or maybe the snake people are actually the Gem society that the earthbound Gems are hiding from.
- What if the Sneople created the Gems?
- Jossed. The Diamonds corrupted the Gems.
And we also have the Lion Lickers. The imitation Steven hates. We were told Cookie Cat could not compete with Lion Lickers. As such, the Lion Lickers won.
Now, do you recall the bubble inside Lion's mane? And how it had a bismuth, which is considered a METAL, not a gemstone?
The point is that the Lion Lickers are foreshadowing another alien society based on metals. The Gems were in a war against them (and might still be) and it looks like the gems lost or were losing. And so, a force of gems came to Earth for a plan to create an army. But Rose saw what the plan would do to the Earth. A faction of gems who opposed the plan formed around her and fought the loyalist gems.
Lion himself might be a member of that very metallic race since it's known he's not a gem and also obviously not a normal lion. He may very well be a Pink Bismuth.
Like the Gems they will also be musically inclined, however all their songs will be influenced by Heavy Metal.
The metallic race are actually the good guys in the war, trying to save the universe from the Gems attempts at domination.
- Its name could also be a gem methodologically related to the cycle of life, Earth, the origin of life, or even God. Of course, giving the planet the name of a gem could imply that it's, well, a Gem.
- Partly Jossed, but still possible. We already had a Geode, the barrier that was holding the storm.
- Jossed on the corruption front, as that was the Diamonds' doing.
- "Reformed" possibly supports this, as Amethyst is inexplicably shown to still have Pizza Steve's glasses. She likely has no recollection whatsoever of where she got them from but keeps them anyway because they look cool.
- The theory is that at some point after Steven birth they chose to take on more adult appearances to give themselves more legitimacy as Steven's surrogate guardians.
- Welp, they went the safe route and skipped The Answer and Hit the Diamond. Some cuts were made, too. (To think these two were also Russian... times change, indeed.)
What does Peridot's Hand-Ship have? Veins.
So, what if the Crystal Gem temple is a long-unused ship or whatnot? It's possible that, when the Gems first invaded Earth, the Crystal Gem temple was "docked" for the Galaxy Warp.
If this theory is true, then why does the temple seem to be made out of rock? Well, maybe, since the series is 6000+ after the war, the cliff grew around the temple, and it was later carved into the giant woman that it resembles today. If we're also going into the theory that the temple is meant to resemble the fusion of Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, and Rose, then it's possible that the rock grew around the temple originally, but was modified to look like the fusion. After all, some hands made of pure stone are missing.
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As it's already been pointed out, the machines in the Kindergarten look like bacteriophages. Bacteriophages inject their DNA into cells, and use the cell's life to make more bacteriophages. When the new bacterophages burst from the cell, the cell is killed. Just look at how many holes are in the cliffs at the Kindergarten.
I'm not sure if they're going to have a name for this "life force" or anything, but my guess is that it's what keeps the plants and animals on earth living.
- Confirmed in "Now We're Only Falling Apart". In addition, the villain of the movie is attempting to use a giant Kindergarten injector to drain all life from Earth.
- It's phase 2 of the Kindergarten that's so dangerous. After the initial tractor beam (which still caused major shifts in the teutonic plates), they'll start sucking up pre-crystalized minerals and process them to become gems. This process isn't picky, sucking carbon, chromium, iron, etc. out of any life on Earth would be easier than straight through the mantle anyways. This is what Rose Quartz rebelled against, what caused Amethyst to be "overcooked" and would cause Earth to be "janked".
Firstly, there's the matter of the symbol of the Nazis, the Swastika. If we take this animatic from Giant Woman into account, we can presume that the symbol does exist in the universe, but for out of universe reasons, it can't be shown in the show. So, with the fact that the Nazis never came to power, it would probably be more acceptable to show in this universe. By extension, the Roman Salute, which was used to do things like say the Pledge of Allegiance in America prior to World War II, may still be in use.
Secondly, for World War II to never happen, World War I must also not have happened, as the economic crisis in Germany as a result of war reparations is one of the main factors to Adolf Hitler rising to power. This could mean several things:
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand was never assassinated. However, this must also mean that an attempt was never made on his life in the first place- an attempted assassination, even one that was unsuccessful, would still likely have meant war. This would be especially true if Gavrilo Princip was successful in wounding, but not killing, the Archduke and his wife, or if an attempt was made on their lives later in the day.
- Austria-Hungary was on better terms with Serbia and the Slavic States in this universe than in ours, and may not have attempted to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina, leaving the Serbs in peace.
- Serbian nationalism, one of the main reasons behind the assassination of Ferdinand, may not have taken off for various reasons, such as the idea being quelled by Austria-Hungary, or people seeing what violent lengths the Black Hand movement were willing to go to to achieve their goals.
- The Alien Space Bats that the Crystal Gems are intervened directly and stopped the conflict, possibly due to Garnet's future sight seeing the results of the war.
- Alternatively, if World War I did happen, it ended with the Allied Nations aiding Germany's economic repair, as they did after the second World War, instead of hindering it and causing the economic crisis in the first place. Possibly due to Rose Quartz's influence.
Thirdly, there are implications as to what this means for the geopolitical, technological and cultural state of the world.
- Israel is most likely not a country, as its formation was spurred by the effects of the Holocaust in World War II.
- Japan never went to war with the USA due to an oil embargo that they were pushing as a result of them supporting the Axis states. The existence of various anime and video games seen in the background of the show implies some form of cultural shift during the 20th century, however. It is also likely that Korea and Manchuria are still under Japanese occupation.
- There may have still been an international conflict against Japan in some form, as Japan was very aggressive in conquering its neighbor during the first half of the 20th century, probably enough for the US to implement an oil embargo if they were still trying to push right into China and were just as bad towards the people they conquered as in our timeline. The cultural shift might have occurred thanks to two major criteria: 1) The revelation of Unit 731, which was shown loud and clear to the world at large without the Nazis existing to overshadow it, caused global outcry against the Empire and leading to a domino effect of further cruelty against civilians and POWs by the Imperial Army to be revealed; and 2) the Crystal Gems fighting against the Japanese as a response to said cruelty being revealed. Most likely led to Japan forcibly being disarmed in order to prevent the rest of the planet from going to war with it in China's defense, leading to the cultural shift mentioned previously.
- The Roaring Twenties as a result of wartime prosperity never happened, and therefore the Great Depression may not have occurred.
- No Second World War means the following pieces of media don't exist:
- Call of Duty
- Medal of Honor
- Saving Private Ryan
- Inglorious Basterds
- The Man in the High Castle
- Captain America (And possibly more Marvel Comics- though the fact that Steven has been seen throwing his shield similar to the way Cap does indicates that another shield-throwing character may exist in media.)
- Watchmen (See the section regarding the Cold War below)
- Any number of works about the Holocaust.
- The modern computer, along with the concept of artificial intelligence, may have taken much longer to develop- after all, a lack of war meant a lack of need for Alan Turing to develop his Cryptographic Bombe at Bletchley Park, meaning ENIAC was harder to develop. Turing also came up with the Turing Test, which led to the creation of the concept of AI in science fiction.
- Due to the lack of the second World War, the Manhattan Project never happened, the atomic bomb was never invented, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki never occurred. This means that there was no Cold War or nuclear arms race, and that franchise based around nuclear war and its effects, such as Fallout, Mad Max, and Godzilla don't exist in this universe. This also means the Raygun Gothic aesthetic never took off.
- The lack of a Cold War also means the space race may not have happened, which might mean that the United States never set foot on the moon, meaning it might not have a space program period. However, as we see in the episode Keep Beach City Weird, there is still some interest in space and the existence of alien life, most likely spurred on by the existence of the Crystal Gems themselves.
- The space program definitely still exists in some form, as in the episode Space Race, Pearl mentions that several humans, a monkey, and a dog, made it into space. Perhaps it was knowledge of the existence of the gems as extraterrestrial life forms that led to the space program instead of the Cold War.
- The Cold War never happening means that the following nationstates never formed:
- North Korea (as the entire Korean peninsula is most likely still under Japanese occupation)
- East and West Germany
- The various Soviet Satellite States
- Communist Vietnam
- Communist China
- The Bosnian Genocide may not have occurred.
- The September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks never happened, and therefore, the current Middle Eastern War is not a thing. The justification here is that the fracturing of the Middle East as a result of the first two World Wars led to the instability in the region, which made it easier for extremist groups to form.
- Due to weakened continental plates, and a Gem facility being in the area, the The Tunguska Event was hundreds of times worse. Most of central Russia became a large hole to be filled up by the Arctic Sea.
- Canada was not populated by the French and the British, but rather the French and Greenland. (Hence a green maple leaf on their flag.) Greenland, by the way, in the Steven Universe really is green. And Iceland is mostly ice.
- Iceland doesn't appear to exist, based on the map in the Moon Base.
Since Rose seems to understand immediately that Ruby's & Sapphire's love let them fuse, it's very possible that she has knowledge of Gem nature that other Gems don't. Not only does this suggest that the intent from the very beginning was for Fusion to be like a wedding - a permanent joining of two beings into one - rather than a weapon as other Gems like Jasper and Peridot see it, but it also suggests that Rose may know far more about the origins of the Gems than anyone, save perhaps the Diamonds, who are possibly ALSO privy to that information. It's possible, even, that Rose is one of the original Gems, or learned from an original Gem.
But while Yellow and Blue were totalitarian lords over the other Gems, Pink, like Rose, was sympathetic to the plights of all living beings, and shared secret knowledge of the Gems' origins with her disciple, Rose Quartz.
If Rose herself is an anomaly - a pacifistic Quartz, unlike the zealous warmongers that Quartzes, like Jasper, are attested to be (according to Peridot) - it's possible that Pink decided to pass onto her the secret origin of the Gems, the true purposes of things like Fusions, etc.
- Pink Diamond was Rose Quartz.
- From a meta standpoint, this has a lot of precedent - the thematic parallels between Steven Universe and Gen 1 Transformers is notable; the Gems, in many ways, are basically gender-flipped analogs of the Autobots, with a Jewel motif rather robotic, while Homeworld and Corrupted Gems are not unlike Decepticons. Accordingly, then, it would make sense that Pink Diamond may well be the Sentinel Prime to Rose's Optimus, and would have passed on the arcane history of the Gems and their creator.
- This theory seems to be further supported by the fact that, over time, the symbol of the Great Diamond Authority notacibly changes; On structures built prior to the Rebellion, the symbol consists of four diamond shapes: one yellow, one blue, one white and one pink; so four leaders. On modern structures, the pink symbol has been removed however, leaving only the yellow, blue and white shapes (now in the form of overlapping triangles), suggesting that the Authority has been reduced in membership from four to three during that time. This could very well be because Pink Diamond, like her disciple Rose, rebelled against the other gems and is now either destroyed or leading another rebellion fraction on some other planet.
Because they were inorganic, they weren't able to reproduce naturally. Therefore, she not only created a means for Gems to be grown from mineral-rich planets, but also granted them the ability to Fuse, as a way for 2 Gems to show ultimate love for one another by joining together to create an entirely-new being, as an analog of birth.
She created the first Gems. Then, she created the three Diamonds - Pink, Blue, and Yellow - tasked them with watching over the other Gems as their protectors, and granted each of them part of her own power, in order to carry out their duties. However, the Diamonds, as a price for receiving equal parts of Crytal's power, were left without the ability to Fuse, and thus could never become more powerful than they already were.
Thereafter, she disappear, died, or perhaps became the Gem Homeworld itself.
With Crystal gone, the Gems were free to live and develop. But over time, the Diamonds, or at least Blue and Yellow, became corrupt and obsessed with power. Rather than protecting the other Gems, Blue and Yellow subjugated them, destroying all Cross-Gem Fusions, forbidding other Gems from Fusing with any members other than their own archetypes (for fear of powerful Fusions rising against the Diamonds), destroyed all bits of knowledge about the nature & capabilities of Fusion, and created a stringent hierarchy & caste system, with the Pearls at the bottom as mass-produced slaves, Quartzes as the military leaders, & the Diamonds, of course, as the undisputed rulers of Gem society.
The Diamonds, then, began to expand their Empire to all reaches of Homeworld, draining it of all its natural resources in an obsession with spreading Gem life farther and farther outwards, seeing Gem-kind as absolutely superior to all other forms of life, eventually spreading beyond Homeworld and onto other planets.
Pink, appalled at her sisters' lust for power, but helpless to fight against both of them, drew away into isolation, her power slowly fading over time. After many eons, however, she found an extremely strange anomaly: a Quartz named Rose Quartz who, unlike her sister Quartzes, loathed fighting, admired life of all kinds, and sought peace & love. Pink took Rose under her tutelage, and secretly revealed to her the creation of the Gems by Crystal/Jewel, the long-lost truth of Fusion's mechanics and intent, and the vision that Crystal had had for them. After teaching Rose all this, Pink was either destroyed by her sisters or faded away - her magic depleted.
This left Rose as the sole being, other than Blue and Yellow Diamonds, with the knowledge of the truth of the Gems, their Creator, and their intended destiny. Following Pink's will and ideals, now Rose's own, was a major motivation in Rose's uprising against Yellow and Blue when they announced their intention to colonize the Earth, and eradicate all life therein, in order to strip it of its resources.
- But the state of Kansas still has the same name. Kansas is a Sioux word. So Native Americans couldn't have been completely wiped out.
- That's a good point. Which raises the question though: if the Native Americans were still around and thriving, why did the CGs try to deter William Dewey and his crew from coming to the North America on the basis of the continent being too dangerous for humans?
- It's possible thriving might be a strong word in this situation. Plus, Kansas is more to the middle of the United States, whereas Beach City (and the place William Dewey would have landed) is on the East coast. Possibly the majority of the danger and/or damage left over from the Gem War on America was to the East?
- Word of God informs us that Kansas is not the state, but what in the real world is known as Kansas City.
- That's a good point. Which raises the question though: if the Native Americans were still around and thriving, why did the CGs try to deter William Dewey and his crew from coming to the North America on the basis of the continent being too dangerous for humans?
They may occasionally return to this planet to retrieve some shards for use in experiments or to power gem tech.
- An extended remix of "Stronger Than You" for Garnet
- A soft lullaby for Opal
- A menacing Boastful Rap for Sugilite
- A flashy Broadway-worthy number for Sardonyx
- A happy, possibly Disney-like tune for Stevonnie
- A discordant, terrifying Villain Song for Malachite
- A fun, energetic song with some slight underlying sadness for Smoky Quartz
- A powerful but slightly chaotic song for Alexandrite
- A chorus featuring all of them together
- If Rhodonite and Fluorite are included, then we'll get a beautiful, but sort of tragic song for Rhodonite, possibly explaining her backstory, and a soft, gentle melody for Fluorite
- Okay nevermind, Empire City's a mix of New York, Las Vegas, and Paris.
- We haven't seen it so far, and at this point the song would also need to include Lapis and Bismuth. The title song in Steven Universe: Future doesn't include a roll call, though it's entirely possible we may still get a reworked version of "We Are the Crystal Gems" at the end of the series, which might include everyone (also adding Little Larimar, Biggs Jasper, Crazy Lace, etc., and possibly also the Off-Colors and other allied Gems that aren't "officially" Crystal Gems).
- It's indicated that Gem creation directly drains the life from Earth, supporting this.
- Also supported by Nice Lapis and Mean Lapis seeking out another lush, green planet to terraform, when surely it'd be simpler to use one of the millions and millions of barren rocks.
Homeworld may have also come in contact with other alien species or an Anterstellar Alliance which were technologically on par with Homeworld, enabling them to fight back against the Gem Empires colonization campaigns.note Millennia of conflict whether it be infighting, other outside forces or both diminished the Gem Empires might and their pool of resources, thus further expanding why future generation of gems become weaker and more dependent on advanced tech to compensate for their loss of raw power.
- Alabama: Cotton, Yellowhammer.
- Alaska: Frontier (as in, "the Last Frontier").
- Arizona: Canyon, Copper.
- Arkansas: Opportunity.
- California: Golden, as theorized above.
- Colorado: Columbine (after the trees from the state song).
- Connecticut: Nutmeg, Hartford (the capital city of Connecticut).
- Delaware: Delmarva being a state kind of interferes with this one.
- Florida: Sunshine, Britton Hill (the highest point in Florida).
- Georgia: Azalea (the flower is a symbol of Georgia).
- Hawaii: still known as Hawaii, possibly not even a state in the world of the show.
- Idaho: probably still Idaho. Good chance its nickname would not be "The Gem State," though.
- Illinois: Bluestem (a grass native to much of the prairie lands of North America).
- Indiana: Crossroads (the state motto is "the Crossroads of America").
- Iowa: Hawkeye.
- Kansas: Still known as Kansas, as Jamie confirmed after coming back from there.
- Think again: "Kansas" actually refers to Kansas City, which IRL is older than the state and only appended "City" to its name after the establishment of the state. The very name indicates that the state either does not exist or must have a different name.
- Kentucky: Bluegrass, Commonwealth.
- Louisiana: Pelican, Boot.
- Maine: Augusta (the capital of Maine).
- Maryland: Delmarva being a state kind of interferes with this one.
- Massachusetts: Bay, Greylock (after Mount Greylock, the highest point in the state).
- Michigan: Wonderland, Mishigamaa (the Ojibwa word meaning "large lake", which Michigan is derived from).
- Minnesota: Northstar.
- Mississippi: Magnolia.
- Missouri: Jefferson, after Jefferson City. However, the state is most famous for Kansas City, this world's counterpart to Hollywood and better known as Kansas.
- Montana: Treasure, Billings (largest city in Montana).
- Nebraska: Cornhusker.
- Nevada: Sagebrush, Bristlecone (after the state tree).
- New Hampshire: Hampshire, like how New Jersey is Jersey.
- New Jersey: Known as Jersey.
- New Mexico: Santa Fe (the capital city), Enchantment.
- New York: Confirmed to be Empire in "Mr. Greg".
- North Carolina: Oldnorth ("Old North"), or perhaps just Carolina, with S. Carolina having a different name.
- North Dakota: Flickertail.
- Ohio: Buckeye (after the state tree), Chesapeake.
- Oklahoma: Native America, or maybe still Oklahoma.
- Oregon: Willamette (after Willamette Valley, Oregon's most densely populated area).
- Pennsylvania: Confirmed to be Keystone in "Keystone Motel".
- Rhode Island: Oceanus (Rhode Island is called the Ocean State), Providence.
- South Carolina: Palmetto.
- South Dakota: Rushmore.
- Tennessee: Watauga.
- Texas: Lone Star.
- Utah: Salt Lake, Wasatch.
- Vermont: Green Mountain.
- Virginia: Delmarva being a state kind of interferes with this one.
- Washington: Evergreen.
- May I suggest Cascadia? Could also apply to Oregon.
- West Virginia: West Delmarva, or perhaps it doesn't exist.
- It's probably still part of Virginia—or it's equivalent—in this universe.
- Wisconsin: Dairyland. Or maybe it's still known as Wisconsin like Kansas is still Kansas.
- Wyoming: Gannett (after its highest point).
- Confirmed in "Change Your Mind", which reveals the fusion's name to be Obsidian.
- Jossed, they're not fusions.
- Jossed, if Andy is anything to go by.
- Sharon, as in the "Rose of Sharon", the same flower featured in "A Single Pale Rose".
- The Gems need new outfits. The new intro only showed up in the show once Amethyst regenerated, even though "Reformed" was five episodes into Season 2. Now that Amethyst has regenerated again, Pearl and Garnet have to as well, in order to balance their old outfits and new outfits in the intros (or something like that). Peridot also needs to regenerate at some point, considering she's a Crystal Gem now. Since there seems to be a "one CG regen per season" thing (keeping in mind that Seasons 1A and 1B were originally separate seasons), if you count the rest of 4 and the fact that Season 2's new intro started a few episodes in, three seasons would be probably be enough for all of them to regenerate.
- New characters and character development. Ever since the second intro, there have been more characters introduced then you could shake a stick at, and several Beach City citizens have since had more development and characterization added to their characters. A new intro in Season 6 gives enough time for any other characters to be introduced, along with the already introduced characters getting more development and backstory (especially Andy and Mystery Girl, as their roles will eventually make them very important very soon). And now, the main reason why I think this...
- The shorts. The main reason we got a new intro in the first place was because it was part of a short (specifically "We Are the Crystal Gems"). Making this stuff uses money, and seems like a bad idea to use it on an intro rather than an episode. But, since all the shorts count as a full episode, they can use money on making a new intro, as long as it fits the time of a short. As for why Season 6? There were no shorts for Seasons 1 and 3, so it can be assumed that shorts will only happen during even numbered seasons, and since Season 4's shorts have already been released, Season 6 is the next best bet. On a another matter entirely, "We Are The Crystal Gems" covers the full theme, not just the intro, so a sequel to that short would require a major rewrite to the first verse and "I will fight for" lines, considering all that's happened (and will happen, since the new intro would take place four seasons after the first one).
- Confirmed, kind of, in that "season six" is actually a sequel series, Steven Universe: Future, with a completely different opening and theme song.
- You're a mean one, Yellow Pearl.
- This image, specifically. Many people assume the one fighting Rose is Blue Diamond, because it looks like she's standing on water and has a triangle on her chest. What if it's actually White Diamond? White Diamond, given her placement on the Diamond Authority symbol, appears to be the highest Diamond. Rose could have been using Pink Diamond as a bargaining chip, and who better to offer the negotiation to than the highest authority of Homeworld? As far as the "standing on water" goes? What if it's not water at all? What if it's air?
- "Your Mother and Mine" shows that White only got involved in the rebellion to unleash the Corrupting Light, so why would she ever fight Rose directly?
- Doesn't seem to be the case.
- One of the settings is clearly for Rubies, and would probably have worked okay for the similarly-sized Sapphire as well.
- Yellow Diamond is Anger. She wishes to destroy the Earth and every Rose Quartz gem as a result of her death.
- Blue Diamond is Depression. She's reminiscing about Pink Diamond all the time, and keeps her Zoo, the Rose Quartz gems, and kidnaps Greg as memories of her.
- The Crystal Gems are Acceptance, and the series will be working up to get the other characters up to it as well. They have made their peace with the fact that Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond.
- Jasper and White Diamond could both either be Bargaining or Denial, but given that Jasper is not denying that Pink Diamond is dead, she is more likely to be Bargaining. Perhaps she'll be told that someone can bring back Pink Diamond and she would work for the unconditionally as a result, be it truth or lie.
- That would make White Diamond Denial. When we see her, she might be shown believing that Pink Diamond has merely been away for a long time.
- She's definitely Denial, but not in that way: she thinks that Steven is just a Meat Puppet for his mother who's convinced "her"self that she's someone else.
- But if White Diamond is Bargaining, then she could be conspiring with forces even the Diamonds can scarcely comprehend to restore Pink Diamond to life. Denial could also come into play with her blatantly ignoring what a terrible idea this is.
- First, no evidence she's homophobic in any way. She tries to kill Ruby because she fused with Sapphire. They had shown no signs of affection at that point. Second, if this happened before Pink's shattering like you say, she could have simply felt that devastated by her death.
- You are overthinking. Different color palette is purely stylistic: Ruby and Sapphire also had different color schemes in this segment, so did Pearl and Rose. And the reason why Blue Diamond seems so different in this episode? Because it was told from Garnet's point of view. Of course Blue Diamond in her story would be presented as cold-hearted bitch with no redeeming qualities. This is how Garnet sees her.
- Part of the Diamond's Corruption song
- The song that will finally uncorrupt Corrupted Gems
- The sound that is made when a Gem is fully uncorrupted
- Notice how every single time Steven says "I wish that...", Lion is standing by him expectantly. It happens in every Lion episode and most recently in Lars' Head. Lion grants wishes (in his own way). What this could imply for the other character is beyond me.
- Actually, more often than not, it's Steven's gem that reacts when he says "I wish...", so it probably just has something to do with that.
- Probably jossed. Lion could only travel as far as Earth's Moon, 1.3 light-seconds away from us, before becoming exhausted. Homeworld is Many Light Years away from Earth.
- Peridot has indeed been confirmed and Sardonyx was too later on. We'll see about Lapis.
- Not likely, since Buddwick's journal isn't nearly as important to the plot as Journal 3 is to the plot of Gravity Falls. It'd be nice to see, though.
- How does that explain the Geode Beetles of Heaven and Earth, who are confirmed by Word of God to be Corrupted Gems but seem mentally stable? Maybe they felt powerless and insignificant, so they took the form of insects to reflect this. Also, it's now confirmed that it was Pink Diamond who prevented Pearl from talking, not White.
- Except that Eyeball claims to have seen it happen.
- Eyeball may have seen it, but that still leaves behind the possibility that what she saw was a lie: that is to say, she was tricked into thinking she saw Rose Quartz shatter Pink Diamond.
- Confirmed; the Rose Quartz that "shattered" Pink Diamond and whom Eyeball saw was actually Pearl using shapeshifting.
- The Corruption and geo-weapons like the Cluster maybe her experiments to explore the darker nature of what gem forms and their limits are truly capable of. White may desire an Assimilation Plot to make one perfect gem with her at the helm. She may have decided long ago that the more gems created, the more they stray from her will, the more imperfect and flawed they become. Her intolerance for "off-colors" are evident she wants perfection.
- The colonization of the universe by the Diamonds was simply to perpetuate this goal of hers, with Yellow no longer caring about resources or potential, White has decreed the universe's remaining resources are negligible. The series is "on the eve" to her ascension into goddesshood, the final confrontation has her use her own weapons to become a gigantic crystalline monster that seeks to absorb all of her "children" back into her.
- She definitely has some elements of this...
- It is implied that Lapis used to be a member of Blue Diamond's court, and Lapis disappeared into space at the end of "Raising the Barn". Blue Diamond will ask Lapis, "What is worth protecting on Earth?" and Lapis will show her a complete box set of Camp Pining Hearts. This will play an important role in Blue Diamond's eventual HeelFace Turn.
- Their homeplanet was destroyed by Homeworld colonizing it, and they escaped into space - either developing space travel on their own or learning it from sympathetic Gems - eventually finding their way to Earth and making a new home there in secret, as they don't want to attract the Crystal Gems' attention since they aren't aware of the rebellion.
- It's been noted that the story that Rose shattered Pink Diamond has a lot of holes in it, and that the circumstances of Pink's shattering actually very strongly imply that it was another Diamond that shattered her. It's also been noted that Pink seems to have been a lot nicer and less sociopathic than the other three Diamonds. Putting those two ideas together, what if Pink Diamond was about to sue for peace with Rose Quartz, either because she'd come to understand what Rose saw in Earth, or because she felt the Rebellion was costing too much and it was time to cut their losses? If that were the case, it's quite possible that one of the other Diamonds (most likely Yellow or White) might have shattered her to keep her from suing for peace.
- Jossed. She was never shattered at all.
- Not only would shattering Pink Diamond have gone against Rose's morals, it was also a tactically stupid thing to do. Rose had to have known that if she shattered Pink Diamond, the other three Diamonds would lash out exactly as they did. So let us suppose that Rose managed to ambush and poof Pink Diamond, and then bubbled her gem or otherwise took it as a hostage for the Earth's survival? However, Bismuth didn't want an end to the war. She wanted the war to continue, to grow worse, in hopes of eventually destroying the Diamond Authority. So she did the one thing that she must have known would ensure that the Diamonds would fight the Crystal Gems to the death, and shattered one of their own.
- Jossed. Rose was Pink Diamond.
- And that someone is... (insert own theories afterwards)
- Yellow Diamond. Furious at Pink Diamond's betrayal, she didn't tell the others and went ahead with both the Cluster and the Corruption. Knowing that she could shapeshift so easily, she immediately recognized Steven as a "transformation" of hers. Yellow wanted the trial over with quickly so that "Pink" would be shattered, sparing Blue and White the pain of knowing that she was a traitor.
- Jossed. However, White seems to have either known all along or figured out later what happened.
- Is because they were Pink Diamond's favorite and the other Diamonds couldn't bring themselves to destroy them.
- Well, that's definitely the case with Blue.
- This is outright stated in "What's the Use of Feeling Blue?"
- If she were shattered, she might actually have healed from it, given enough time.
- Was recently mentioned by Ian JQ, so retcon is unlikely. And about the photo: most likely the photo isn't dangerous, and Garnet was merely trying to make sure Steven won't see the painting again in the future and doesn't realize what it actually is. It's dangerous to Steven's sanity, but nothing else.
- It's been stated that all fusions have "something extra", such as Garnet's three eyes, Smoky Quartz's three arms, or the extra eyes and arms most fusions manifest. Stevonnie, on the other hand, does not have any visible extra features. However, given that Stevonnie is created from a biological male and female, it's possible that Stevonnie possess both male and female genitalia.
- Would make sense, since the original Hermaphrodite from Greek Mythology was essentially a fusion.
- This is our last chance to make things even... White, Yellow, and Blue... and Steven.
- Alternatively, there'll be an instrumental whose opening notes will fit the words, "We... are the Diamond Authority..."
- Jossed. The Diamond Authority had a HeelFace Turn before they got around to it. Which is a shame.
- Because it'll be a nice Call-Back to him calling Lion the same thing, only this time he wouldn't have to correct himself as Lars actually is a human being.
- The episodes were very plot relevant, but also focused on the relationship between Ruby and Sapphire culminating in a wedding between them. The creators gayed the hell out these very important episodes to make it more difficult for censors in less tolerant countries to edit the episodes without cutting important plot elements.
- Since that it seems the Diamond's are currently stranded on earth, they might as well interact with some of it's residents and given that the two have a surprising number of similarities it would be an interesting moment. It could also lead to a humorous nod to "Jungle Moon" which Priyanka discovers she can do a great impression of Yellow's voice.
- Very likely happened at the end of "Change Your Mind", given all three remaining Diamonds were on the beach along with numerous humans, including the Maheswarans.
- Confirmed in "Change Your Mind", when she does the same thing to the other Diamonds and the Crystal Gems.
It all started when White Diamond attempted to possess her Pearl so she can see and hear through her, since Gems are more likely to say compromising things in front of a lowly Pearl than they would ever do in front of a Diamond. However, the it backfired when White Pearl reversed the process and turned it on White Diamond. She now keeps WD in seclusion to minimize the chance of someone noticing White's behavior is off.
- Jossed. Actually, the reverse is true.
- Probably Jossed. As of Steven Universe: Future, any remaining tatters of The Masquerade have been blown to pieces, and Gems mingle freely with humanity. The existence of Gems is no longer a question. A therapist might still be skeptical of other things, though, or might think Steven is just a crank with a craft store glass jewel glued to his stomach.
- Not entirely. White's Pearl was physically herself, but her mind was controlled by White Diamond pretending she was speaking on her behalf.
- This is more Epileptic Trees. Absolutely nothing in the series provides any evidence of this.
- Supported by one major point: when the courts of the Diamonds gather for a grand ball, White doesn't show up, yet the room is still packed full of Gems. Either her Gems showed up without her, which given the "ball" includes an inspection seems unlikely, or she just doesn't have one.
- Nah. Spinel was a bit more resistant, but she eventually comes around as well.