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Recap, Day 35
Outside of what Jaspee did to Garnet, no fusion actually does get force poofed down to just gemstones.
Sugilite and Malachite were both defused back down to the physical forms of their components.
And in that episode Alexandrite defuses from Aqua's wand...for some reason.
Edited by randomness4 on Aug 22nd 2019 at 8:20:18 AM
Ah yes, compression.
And like I said, Topaz was unique in the forced split not causing or necessitating any form of incapacitation—not poofing, physically exhausted, nor even mental anguish (like when Blue Diamond split up Alexandrite).
This is in real time isn't it?
That episode hasn't happened yet.
I get it though, there's nothing quite like that.
Edited by randomness4 on Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:08:39 AM
I've long had the headcanon that the Destabilizers are based on Yellow Diamond's own power.
The Diamonds' powers generally seem to be geared towards controlling and manipulating other Gems.
Pink Diamond has Empathic abilities and can repair Gems.
Blue Diamond has similar abilities but can instead cause an Emotion Bomb.
Yellow Diamond has lightning powers that can disrupt the Hard Light bodies of Gems.
White Diamond combines all of it into a simple yet powerful ability: outright Mind Control and possession of other Gems.
Edited by M84 on Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:08:29 AM
I thought that was implicitly confirmed since they have basically the same look and function, Yellow's powers are just a lot more faster and potent.
Speaking of, since it took a while for Yellow to destabilize Blue, would Gem Destabilizers even work on the Diamonds?
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Aug 22nd 2019 at 12:10:54 PM
I very much doubt it. Why would the Diamonds allow the creation of weapons that could actually allow a regular Gem to hurt them?
An interesting detail is that whenever a fusion involving Garnet is forced apart by discord or shock (even against Aquamarine), we always see Ruby and Sapphire quickly refuse when it happens. But on the one time we saw a fusion involving Garnet get poofed (Sugilite), she poofs down to Garnet and Amethyst rather than down to Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst.
I mean, more likely than not Sugilite is merely Early Installment Weirdness before they were interested in hinting at the twist about Garnet, whereas the first time we see Ruby and Sapphire refuse is in Fusion Cuisine, around the point where we started getting hints about it more often and somewhat closer to when it would be revealed.
But still, it stands out.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 22nd 2019 at 9:52:04 AM
Mala and Suggs are an interesting case, as they're the only time a Fusion has been shown "poofing" due to severe damage to their forms in the way a single Gem does. Every other time the fusion defuses into their components willingly/because of unsynched harmony or just gets destabilized along with their components.
Interestingly enough, Stevonnie is also shown "poofing" in "Alone Together" for some reason instead of just breaking apart into Steven and Connie.
Edit: also, new (low-quality) movie screenshot courtesy of ComicBook.com's twitter: aaayyyyyy
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Aug 22nd 2019 at 1:29:40 PM
Simple poofing fusions doesn't revert them to their gemstone. I can't think of a single point in the series it ever did, minus Yellow Diamonds "divine in comparison to regular gems" power. It reduces them to their base parts.
Even when Pearl and Rose were fighting OG Ruby Squad in The Answer, they made sure to have fusion be poofed first and then the individual Rubies be poofed by an additional attack, in a detail so extra that it almost certainly had to be intentional.
At any rate, my post had little to do with that in the first place.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 22nd 2019 at 10:46:13 AM
Image quality. That thing's really jpegged.
...Gosh darn it, I knew I was forgetting other examples...
> would Gem Destabilizers even work on the Diamonds?
I'm imagining it would only work if it was applied directly to their Gem
Another artbook has been announced for July 2020: Steven Universe: End of an Era, which is covering seasons four and five and possibly more.
Bizarrely, the description is written as if the show ended with "Change Your Mind" (it doesn't mention the movie either, though that has its own artbook that's coming out earlier), when we knew another season was coming since at least Fall 2018.
The Labor Day marathon is finally scheduled. Contrary to some reports, it's not the entire series—it's exactly 100 quarter-hours of 160 (including shorts).
Looking through it, they include the entirety of season 1a, then start skipping around—not very carefully even, as some of the first ones left out are "Space Race" (which introduces the Galaxy Warp) and "Fusion Cuisine" (which introduced Connie's family).
Rewatch, Day 36
I think about this a lot. The stuff with Buddy and William Dewey was about 200 years ago in the show's world. Lions mature at around 3-8 years old and usually live to be 14, so assuming Lion was part of the original seven lions shown in "Buddy's Book" and was killed in his prime, he'd be around 203 to 208 years old.
She actually calls him "Billiam".
That might just be her accent blurring "w" and "b" sounds.
Be aware. There's a leak that just came out which is easily a bigger spoiler than any of the others so far.
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