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Believe in Steven.note 

"We... are the Crystal Gems, we'll always save the day,
and if you think we can't, we'll always find a way!
That's why the people of this world believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl - AND STEVEN!"
— The theme song

Steven Universe is a Cartoon Network show from Rebecca Sugar, an Adventure Time alum and author of Pug Davis. It is the network's first series to be created and headed solely by a woman and an openly LGBT individual.note 

Debuting on TV on November 4th, 2013, the series follows the Coming of Age tale of a boy named Steven (Zach Callison), the youngest member of the Crystal Gems, a team of magical crystalline aliens. Steven may not be as powerful or savvy as the other Crystal Gems, and he may not have much control over his powers, but that doesn't stop him from joining Garnet (Estelle), Amethyst (Michaela Dietz), and Pearl (Deedee Magno Hall) on their magical adventures and finding a way to save the day.


As we follow Steven's journey into becoming a hero, he begins to uncover what exactly they're saving the day from, and that his world encompasses much more than just one sleepy beach town...

Steven Universe has had a (non-canon) Crossover episode with — of all shows — Uncle Grandpa. Garnet also featured in two episodes of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, first as one of the main characters in the episode "Crossover Nexus" and then as a cameo appearance in that show's finale.

The show ended after five seasons with the one-hour episode, "Change Your Mind", on January 21, 2019. A Made-for-TV Movie taking place two years after its events, entitled Steven Universe: The Movie, aired later that year on September 2. The series and movie were then succeeded by Steven Universe: Future, a 20-episode epilogue miniseries that began on December 7, 2019, and concluded on March 27, 2020.


The series has a substantial amount of spin-off media detailed on the Franchise page.

There is a recap page, as well as a Best Episode Crowner.

Warning: Unmarked spoilers ahead. Proceed at your own risk!

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White Diamond

While the Diamond Authority is billed as four matriarchs working together to lead the Gem Homeworld, White Diamond is the defacto God Empress of all gemkind. Her power easily surpasses that of Blue and Yellow Diamond, let alone lesser gems. She claims to be the perfect being, with all other gems, even the other Diamonds, merely being flawed reflections of herself. She refuses to listen to others or admit that she is wrong, and the end result of her plans would be the annihilation of all other life in the universe in order to fuel the creation of more gems- more subjects for her to rule. She demands that her subjects be perfect in their actions, thoughts, and desires at all times, and destroys everything that is "off-color". The only one shown to be able to stand up to her is Steven.

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