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"Gems" are an extraterrestrial species of magical beings that play a key role in Steven Universe. Gems are an interstellar race which 5,750 years ago maintained several outposts on Earth, with plans to completely colonize the planet, but were driven off by Rose Quartz's rebellion, leaving the Crystal Gems, and the Corrupted Gems, the only Gems on the planet, except for a small group of stranded Gems from the Gem Homeworld.

Gem characters



Fusion Gems

Minor Gem characters

Main article: Minor Gem Characters

Corrupted Gems

Main article: Corrupted Gems


Gems are characterized by the gemstone embedded somewhere on their body, which seems to be analogous to a brain or CPU.

Gems' physical forms are hard light projections from their gemstone, and Gems have the ability to customize their physical forms at will, with their only constant feature being their gemstone and color scheme (shapeshifting is not permanent and Gems will return to their "default" form eventually).[1] Although the species has no sexual dimorphism, Gems' physical forms typically have characteristics associated with human femininity. Because of this, all Gems are inherently sexless, with the sole exception being Steven, due to his half human parentage.

There are more than one type of gem, and there are more of the same type of gem. The gemstone can be located on many different parts of the body, regardless of what type of gem they are. For example, Rubies have been shown to have gems placed on the palm of the left hand, back of the right hand, and on the right shoulder.

Gems have many abilities, which can vary from Gem to Gem, including weapon-summoning, fusion, the power to 'store' material in their gemstones, the ability to use their gemstones like a flashlight, and bubble creation. Note that some Gems, such as Lapis Lazuli, are not able to summon a personal weapon.[2] All Gems with their own weapon have the ability to direct energy through their weapons, such as Garnet using her gauntlets to charge Greg's van, Pearl firing an energy blast from the tip of her spear, and Amethyst sending bursts of energy through her whips.

Gems are engineered to adapt to a variety of conditions and cannot die by any natural cause, and do not have to eat and sleep to survive. Their bodies will also automatically alter themselves to fit the conditions of whatever planet they're on, including adjusting mass for gravity. They can, however, still eat and sleep if they so desire. The only way to permanently destroy or "kill" a Gem is to destroy their gemstone.[3] When the physical body of a Gem is seriously injured, they will retreat into their gemstone to regenerate. Regeneration is special in that Gems can make permanent changes to their physical form while regenerating. The length of the regeneration process can range from minutes to weeks, but a "rushed" regeneration can suffer from physical deformities. Regeneration can be prevented if a gemstone is bubbled or otherwise constricted, such as within a mirror[4], for example.

Less serious injuries can cause scratches and bruises without forcing regeneration. Gems can quickly recover from these sorts of injuries.[5]

If a Gem's gemstone is damaged, their physical form will deteriorate and "glitch," and they will be unable to properly use their powers as well as their language. It is also worth noting that a Gem's gemstone can be used as an energy source, even if damaged. Gem Shards, the remnants of a shattered gemstone, possess a "powerful partial consciousness" which can grant sentience to their containers and have been used to create drone soldiers.[6] Gem Shards have also been forced to fuse together over time to form a Cluster Gem.

While never explicitly stated, a serious flaw in the Gems design is the inability to die. Because Gems are created to regenerate from bodily damage, but cannot heal their gemstone on their own, a corrupted or damaged Gem will simply regenerate into a Gem Monster. Shattered Gems similarly will also attempt to regenerate but will only produce seemingly random appendages. This flaw in the Gems design has been noticed and exploited by Homeworld to create the Cluster.



  • There are two known groups of Gems: Homeworld Gems and Crystal Gems.
    • Homeworld society is extremely advanced and imperialistic matriarchy which maintains a strict caste system based on Gemstone and an empire of terraformed colony worlds. All Gems lesser than the Great Diamond Authority are made to serve the Diamonds. Homeworld attempted to colonize Earth and established a foothold on the planet, by which they used to create new Gems, known as a Kindergarten. The Homeworld Gems, including Peridot, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli and their superior known as Yellow Diamond.
      • Homeworld society heavily stigmatizes fusion between Gems of different "types", and Fusion between Gems of the same "type" is reserved solely for combat.
    • The Crystal Gems are a group of rebels who chose to join Rose Quartz in the fight against Homeworld in order to defend Earth. The only Crystal Gems that remain are Garnet (the fusion of Ruby and Sapphire), Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven Universe, the son of Rose Quartz.
      • Peridot has joined the Crystal Gems as of "Message Received".
    • Over five thousand years prior to the start of the series, Rose Quartz organized the Crystal Gems to oppose the Homeworld Gems. The Crystal Gems won, as stated by Pearl in "Rose's Scabbard", and the Homeworld Gems were driven from Earth, leaving behind many relics and temples--remnants of the attempt to colonize Earth.
      • According to Peridot, Homeworld abandoned Earth, rather than lost it.

  • Gem civilization is very advanced, capable of creating spaceships, pocket dimensions, and teleporters.
    • Gem spaceships were commonly used thousands of years ago and may now be considered archaic, due to the advent of teleporters. Current Gem technology is told by Lapis Lazuli to be advanced beyond her understanding.
  • Gem culture is quite different from human culture, given the Crystal Gems' confusion over seemingly everyday human cultural practices, such as birthdays and video games.
  • The Gem culture is an ancient one, predating all known human civilizations.
  • Individuality is not common among Gems as they primarily inherent to the behavior and preferences of their caste and types. The Crystal Gems are exceptions to this.
  • Most Gems hold little value for the preciousness of life. Being part of a society where several individuals shares the same basic character traits, the Gems have come to objectify people. As such, they tend to treat each other and themselves as disposable commodities. This indifferent outlook on the value of life extends to other species as they have destroyed numerous worlds to expand their empire without concern for the local inhabitants.
  • Gems have their own written language, which is inscribed on many of their temples, as first seen in Steven's Room in the "Pilot".
  • Gem architecture can be seen scattered across the Earth in the form of the structures, such as the Lunar Spire, the Communication Hub and the Galaxy Warp.
  • While there has never been mention of Gems practicing any form of spiritualism, the existence of the Moon Goddess Statue, along with the Sea Shrine and the Pyramid Temple, imply some sort of belief system.
  • While Gems are incapable of reproduction, romantic relationships do exist in their society, such as that of Ruby and Sapphire.[7]
  • Gem culture does not have a gender binary or a concept of gender.[8][9][10]
    • Gems refer to each other using feminine pronouns, but have no particular reason for doing so beyond arbitrary convenience.[11][12]
      • The gendered term "mother" is also applied often to Rose Quartz, a Gem, by Gems, humans, and Steven Universe, a half-human, half-Gem.
      • The gendered term "ma'am" is applied to Pearl, a Gem, by Connie, a human.[13]
      • Peridot uses the term "matriarch" when referring to the The Great Diamond Authority in "It Could've Been Great".
    • In their default state, Gems typically appear feminine by human standards, and they can use their shapeshifting abilities to deliberately assume overtly gendered forms.[14][15]
    • Being half human, Steven possesses the characteristics of a male human individual.[16][17]
      • Stevonnie's precise canonical gender is currently unspecified.[18] However, Matt Burnett has stated that Stevonnie uses gender-neutral pronouns.[19]

Gem Types

The Gem Homeworld maintains a strict caste system based on gemstone. With each Gem belonging to a larger "type".

  • Diamonds - The Diamonds are the highest ranking Gems and the matriarchs of the entire species who form Homeworld's "Diamond authority". The Diamonds are believed to be flawless, with no weaknesses by Homeworld society. Diamonds are also much larger than the average Gem, dwarfing all other known Gem types, with only some fusions exceeding them in height.
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    • Blue Diamond - Seen in "The Answer" as the overseer of Earth's colonization effort.
    • Yellow Diamond - Mentioned in "Jail Break", "Cry for Help", and "It Could Have Been Great", and making her first appearance in "Message Received".
  • Sapphires - Rare Gems that hold aristocratic status.
    • Sapphire - A Sapphire sent to Earth as a diplomat to attempt to disband the rebellion with the ability see the future.
  • Quartz - As revealed in Guide to the Crystal Gems, they are supposed to be huge, loyal soldiers who are broad shouldered, and intimidating. They vary in coloration and appearance.
  • Rubies - In "The Answer", Garnet describes the Rubies as "common soldiers".
    • Ruby - A Ruby that remains fused with Sapphire as Garnet.
    • Ruby (right shoulder gem) - A known Ruby that used to protect Sapphire.
    • Ruby (right back-hand gem) - A known Ruby that used to protect Sapphire.
  • Peridots - Peridots are apparently an engineer/technician caste, operating starships and Kindergarten facilities. Peridots are low-ranking enough that they rarely if ever have their own Pearl servant.
  • Lapis Lazuli - The purpose of Lapis Lazulis is to terraform planets to the likings of home world gems. The only known Lapis Lazuli possesses hydrokinesis and was used to power The Mirror.
    • Lapis Lazuli - A Lapis Lazuli who was trapped in The Mirror for thousands of years, ultimately used by the Homeworld Gems for their invasion of Earth due to her present knowledge of it.
  • Pearls - In "Back to the Barn", Peridot stated that Pearls are accessories and a made-to-order servants who are just there for standing around, looking nice, taking orders, and holding other Gems' stuff. Peridot also indicates that it is a status symbol to have your own Pearl, and typically only the higher castes can own one. Pearls come in various colors, including blue and yellow, and it is implied that there are varying qualities, and that Pearl of the Crystal Gems is an especially fancy one. Pearls all seem to have the
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    same basic physical appearance.
    • Pearl - An independent Pearl who breaks the rules of what a Pearl is supposed to be.
    • Blue Diamond's Pearl - A Pearl that served Blue Diamond.
    • Yellow Diamond's Pearl - A Pearl that serves Yellow Diamond, acting as her receptionist and screening her calls for her.


Rebecca Sugar has confirmed that Gems don't naturally reproduce[20] and lack reproductive organs by default.

In the short "How Are Gems Made?" it's explained that Gems "aren't born, they're made when some Gems from outer space came here with these big machines! They put the machines on Earth and shot this junk into the ground, and then boom, you pop right out!". In addition, it's revealed that Gems are formed fully developed: "being a weak baby would be a pain, so, they suck up all the good stuff from the ground so we pop out all big and strong".

In "On the Run", it is revealed that the Homeworld Gems invaded Earth several thousand years ago and used the Kindergarten to create new Gems using the method described in "How Are Gems Made?"; and that Amethyst was one such Gem. This process was very harmful to the environment to the point where, if it were allowed to continue, it would lead to "the destruction of all life on Earth", according to Pearl in "Marble Madness". Amethyst refers to all the Gems created through the process, herself included, as "parasites".

While biological reproduction is an alien concept to Gems, it is not impossible for them; while Gems can't reproduce with each other they can create Gem-hybrid offspring. Through shape-shifting, they can perfectly replicate reproductive organs of organic beings for their "human constructs" in order to reproduce.[21]Rose Quartz is the only Gem to have done this and her son, Steven, inherited her Gemstone, without which she could not project a physical form and subsequently "died" , although In "Guide to the Crystal Gems" it is implied that Gems are capable of reproducing without having to give up their physical forms.

Corrupted Gems

In "Ocean Gem", Pearl states, "All Gems aren't necessarily good". Gem Monsters are in fact either "corrupted" or "broken" Gems which, presumably, were unable to maintain humanoid form and sentience.

Corrupted gems were revealed to be battle-damaged gems according to Steven's Guide to the Crystal Gems. In "Monster Reunion", it is revealed that the damage that Corrupted Gems suffer from is mental, as Steven is only able to partially heal the Centipeetle Mother using his healing powers. It is explained that near the end of the war the Diamonds did something that damaged the minds of the gems using a mysterious light. This mental damaging light is referred as Damage from the Diamonds.

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Should an uncorrupted Gem fuse with a Corrupted Gem for whatever reason, the corruption would spread like a virus, corrupting the uncorrupted Gem. This was demonstrated by Jasper in "Earthlings".


  • Fusions are capable of further fusing with Gems, as exhibited in "Coach Steven" (in which Garnet fuses with Amethyst).
  • Fusions tend to highly exaggerate whatever personality traits are shared amongst the majority of the Gems comprising the Fusion. Sugilite seems to inherit her impulsive and irrational behavior from Ruby and Amethyst, while Sardonyx seems to get her haughty and self-absorbed personality from Sapphire and Pearl.
  • When Gems in a given Fusion have incompatible personalities, or have conflicting motives for fusing, and for whatever reason do not (or can not) terminate the Fusion, it results in an unstable fusion. When this happens, the constituent Gems risk losing touch with their individual personalities the longer the fusion persists.
    • In "Coach Steven", Sugilite is the first example of Gems remaining as an unstable Fusion for too long. It can be surmised that this case arose because Ruby and Amethyst have many similarities in personality, while Sapphire's personality strongly contrasts with both. Sapphire's presence was enough to cause instability, but not enough to "outvote" Ruby and Amethyst and cancel the fusion.
    • Malachite is another example. At the end of "Jail Break", Jasper is clearly trying to escape the fusion. Either Jasper has very low willpower (not unlikely, considering her barbaric personality), or Lapis Lazuli has a great deal of mental fortitude, or a combination of both.
  • The majority of known Gem weapons are medieval: Garnet's gauntlets, Pearl's spear, Amethyst's whip, Steven/Rose Quartz' shield, Opal's longbow, Sugilite's flail, Jasper's crash-helmet, Ruby's gauntlet, and Sardonyx's war hammer.
  • The process for each Gem to summon their weapons depends on a different state of mind for each of them.
    • Amethyst places little effort or concentration, claiming that it "just happens" when she needs to summon her weapon.
    • Pearl claims that her process as being perfect and calculated, using the science of a flower petal dancing in the wind to describe how hard work and dedication can help master the properties of one's own gemstone and "perform their own dance".
    • Garnet claims that she summons her gauntlets by linking her mind with the energy of all existing matter, channeling the collective power of the universe through her gem(s), matching her calm and meditative temperament.
    • Steven's means of summoning his shield is still unknown, though it is thought to be caused when he experiences pure joy, having first activated his gem after taking a bite of his favorite ice-cream sandwich, his ability to summon his weapon can also be attributed to the feelings of love and the desire to protect.
      • Say Uncle reveals that Steven's powers are maternal, and that he summons his shield to protect the things he cares about. Though the episode is considered non-canon, the description of how Steven summons his shield seems to be accurate.
  • Ian Jones-Quartey has stated that Steven is the first Gem to use masculine pronouns.
    • Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey have stated that Gems use feminine pronouns by default.[22]
    • This is demonstrated in "Ocean Gem", as Pearl called Lapis "she," Pearl referred to Rose Quartz as "she" while reminiscing in "Rose's Scabbard," Garnet, Pearl, and Steven referred to Peridot as "she".
    • Garnet referred to Jasper as "she".
  • Gemstones can be used as a power source, even if damaged.
    • A gemstone is seen powering the Pyramid Temple in "Serious Steven."
    • Lapis Lazuli was used to power a magic mirror.
    • Numerous Gemstones can be seen powering machines in the Ancient Gem Colony Ship.
  • In "Chille Tid," Gems are shown to be able to sleep and dream like humans, though like eating they do not require sleep in order to function. However it is also shown that Gems can tire physically when exhausted.
  • Gem's physical bodies are capable of producing bodily fluids, and in "Coach Steven", Pearl can be observed to have scrapes on her "skin".
  • Pearl referred to their bodies as "human construct(s)" in "Fusion Cuisine".
  • Ian Jones-Quartey has stated that Gems do possess DNA, and that Rose Quartz was able to pass her traits on to Steven, although this would contradict Pearl's implication that Gems are inorganic in Alone Together.[23]
    • This is explained in the Guide to the Crystal Gems, the Gem equivalent to genetic information is stored in the Gemstone, and Rose was able to integrate this information with Greg's DNA by giving up her physical form and passing her Gem along to Steven.
  • Gem-hybrids can fuse with humans, such as Steven did with Connie to form Stevonnie, but it's unknown if hybrids can fuse with Gems.
    • Gems cannot fuse with humans, as shown in "We Need to Talk".
  • If multiple gems with the same gem placement fuse, their gems will be placed side-by-side. [24]
  • It is unknown if the placement and shape of a gemstone is a choice, or a default.
  • Gems' skin tones are always related to the color of their gemstones,[25][26] however they don't always match precisely, for example Rose Quartz's skin tone has a lighter, peachier shade than her gemstone.[27]
  • In the comic series, Pearl has been shown to absorb objects into her gem and has gotten sick when she absorbed too many objects into her gem. It is unclear whether other Gems can do this.
    • This ability may be inherent to Pearls specifically, as it would account for Peridot's comments about Pearls being made to hold things.
    • Although, in "Serious Steven", Garnet appears to be storing the temple key in her gems since she had to summon it as she wasn't carrying it with her prior to arriving at the Gem Battlefield.
    • It should also be noted that the comics are of debatable canon when it comes to their relation to the TV show.
  • It is implied that Gems either don't need to breathe, can hold their breath for long periods of time, or breathe differently from humans.
  • In "Nightmare Hospital", it is revealed Gems do not have a heart or heartbeat.
  • While Gems do not require sustenance, it is implied in "Catch and Release" that they produce bodily waste after consuming food.
  • Many aspects of Gem culture are similar to the Gallifreyans of Doctor Who fame.
    • Both societies predate human, both species are capable of regenerating themselves (though Gallifreyans are less predictable), and are typically dismissive of humanity.
  • When a fusion is formed with Gems of the same gemstone, the resultant fusion will look like the participant ones, but bigger.
  • As revealed in "Message Received", Gems are differentiated from other Gems of their category by identification codes based off of "Facet" and "Cut". For example, Peridot's specification is Facet-2F5L, Cut-5XG.


  1. ↑"What Are Gems?" - Pearl - "Our bodies are actually projections generated by our gemstone. Think of it like a hologram, but with mass."
  2. ↑Ian Jones-Quartey on Twitter
    Q: "What are Lapis and Peridot's weapons?"
    A: "Lapis' weapon is water control! You'll just have to keep watching to find out more about Peridot."
  3. ↑"What Are Gems?" - Pearl - "And if a Gem's gem is shattered completely, they'll cease to be."
  4. ↑"What Are Gems?" - Pearl - "And when a Gem is reduced to its gemstone, it can be contained in a bubble or trapped in an object, making it impossible to reform."
  5. ↑Peridot has a bruised, swollen cheek after being punched by Pearl in Back to the Barn. In the next scene, she has completely recovered. Both scenes take place around dusk of the same day.
  6. ↑"Frybo" - Pearl - "These shards have a powerful partial consciousness that has been harnessed by Gems throughout history in order to create semi-sentient drone soldiers with the capacity to follow basic orders."
  7. ↑Joe Johnston on Tumblr
    Q: "are you allowed to tell us if Sapphire and Ruby's love is romantic or more platonic?"
    A: "Romantic yo"
  8. ↑
    "In the world of the show, Gems are an alien species that don’t have a gender binary. They are all the same. (This is very common in fiction. Think of alien species like the Namekians in Dragon Ball.)"
  9. ↑
    "The real question is, were/ are there any female crystal gems! And the answer is NO. Gems are Gems!"
  10. ↑
    "Technically, there are no female Gems! There are only Gems!"
  11. ↑
    Ian Jones-Quartey: "In the world of the show, gems are an alien species that use feminine pronouns for each other"
    Rebecca Sugar: "For everyone wondering about Ruby: she is a Gem"
  12. ↑
    Q: "I'm not trying to nitpick, because I am very happy with the gems and who they are, but is there any particular reason they use feminine pronouns if gender is irrelevant to them? I would understand if it were just more convenient."
    A: "There's a 50 50 chance to use some pronoun on Earth, so why not feminine ones-- it's as convenient as it is arbitrary!"
  13. ↑"Sworn to the Sword"
    Pearl: "We have important training to do, Connie."
    Connie: "Yes, ma'am."
  14. ↑
    "That said, Gems have the ability to take on gendered forms if they choose to. You’ve seen Amethyst do this."
  15. ↑
    Q: "Hey Rebecca, Will we ever get an explanation in the show why Gems have the form of human females? If not, could you explain why?"
    A: "Why not look like human females? That's just what Gems happen to look like!"
  16. ↑
    "Steven on the other hand was created by mixing human and gem DNA so he’s a completely new kind of being. He is the only gem to be born thru biological reproductive means(Rose shapeshifted a womb for him to be born from). In Earth terms, he identifies as male so the Crystal Gems have no problem using he/him pronouns with him. (Jasper, who has no concept of this, refers to Steven as if he is Rose)"
  17. ↑
    "Steven is the first and only male Gem, because he is half human!"
  18. ↑
    Q: "So real talk, what does this say about Stevonnie's gender? I mean if we want to be cannonically correct, of course!"
    A: "Stevonnie is an experience."
  19. ↑
    "Stevonnie uses them/they."
  20. ↑Gem reproduction
  21. ↑
  22. ↑
  23. ↑Gem DNA
  24. ↑
  25. ↑
    "in canon, a Gem’s skin color MUST be related to the color of their gemstone!"
    "Lapis’s skin is blue because the gemstone is blue. Amethyst is purple because the gemstone is purple! Pearl is cream because her Pearl is cream! Garnet is red because etc etc etc!"
  26. ↑
    "You’re absolutely correct- for instance, if we had designed the character Pearl to have a yellow-colored pearl on her head, her skin would be a yellow shade! Or if we had chosen a green-colored Garnet she would have greenish skin! The main point was: in canon we don’t give Gems “human” skin colors. The skin is based on whatever gem that character has."
  27. ↑
    "There are rose quartz stones that are peachy light pink. That’s what her skin is based off of."

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Who are the Crystal Gems? Or maybe the more appropriate question is what are they? The Crystal Gems are from the TV show Steven Universe. The Crystal Gems are some of the main characters of the show, and they’ve got quite the backstory.

The first question is what are the Crystal Gems? The short answer is that they’re aliens, but they aren’t your typical aliens.  They’re an ageless race of aliens that have physical forms that are projected from their gems, which are the core of their being.  The Gems aren’t born, but they’re made. The are inserted into the ground by injectors, and they emerge when they’re ready.

So now we know what the Crystal Gems are, but who are they. The Crystal Gems are rebels that protect the Earth. They were lead by Rose Quartz who saw how beautiful Earth was and decided to put a stop to the plans of the Diamonds. The Diamonds are the perfection obsessed rulers of the Gems, and they planned to use Earth as a colony. They would drain all of the resources from Earth killing off the organic life.  Rose Quartz wouldn’t stand for the destruction of Earth, or the cruelty of the Diamonds. Rose amassed a following of rebels and forced the Diamonds off of Earth, but not before the Diamonds destroyed almost all of the Crystal Gems.

This brings us to the present in the show.  The surviving members of the Crystal Gems are Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, and Steven, the half-human son of Rose Quartz. They are all unique and they continually work together to protect the Earth from the dangers of the Gems from Homeworld. They do what they can to do what is best for Earth, even if the decisions are difficult. The Crystal Gems are the protectors of Earth.

The Crystal Gems are an incredible group of characters. They are heroic, kind, and strong. However, this doesn’t stop them from getting into some pretty funny scenarios. Steven Universe is by far one of the best shows produced by Cartoon Network, at least in my opinion.  I highly recommend checking this show out. If you have any questions or comments about the Crystal Gems please leave a comment below. If you want to read more about cartoons, cosplay, and more please subscribe to Media Mania.

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List of Steven Universe characters

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The main characters of the series: Steven Universe (bottom right), Garnet (top left), Amethyst (bottom left) and Pearl (top right).

Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series focuses on the adventures of the Crystal Gems—magical alien warriors who protect the Earth from their own kind—and the humans they interact with in the fictional town of Beach City. It has received critical acclaim for the diversity and deep characterization of its characters; its portrayal of relationships, including queer relationships; and subversion of stereotypical gender norms, along with its art style, voice acting, music, and storytelling.[1][2]

Main characters[edit]

Steven Universe[edit]

Main article: Steven Universe (character)

The titular protagonist of the series, Steven Universe (voiced by Zach Callison) is the youngest and only male member of the Crystal Gems. His characterization is loosely inspired by series creator Rebecca Sugar's younger brother Steven Sugar, a background artist for the show.[4] His portrayal as a male character whose heroism is based on traditionally feminine attributes such as empathy and nurturing, and who seeks to live up to the legacy of his heroic mother, has drawn favorable reaction from critics.[5][6][7]

In the show, Steven is the son of Greg Universe, a human musician, and Rose Quartz, the former leader of the Crystal Gems. Rose is described as having "given up her physical form to bring [Steven] into the world" as the first Gem-human hybrid, and her gemstone is embedded in his navel. At the beginning of the show's narrative, he is in his early teens but appears younger due to the interaction of his Gem magic with his aging process. Steven is caring, protective, brave, gentle, forgiving, and eager to help the people he loves with their problems; his optimism is often a source of strength for the other Crystal Gems. His gemstone gives him a wide range of magical abilities; one of the long-term story arcs of the series is his progress in learning about and mastering these abilities, beginning in the first episode with his first successful attempt to summon his Gem weapon, a pink shield. Other long-lasting character arcs involving Steven include his anxiety about filling his mother's place in the Crystal Gems and coping with her complex legacy and his developing friendship with his human best friend Connie.

The sequel series, Steven Universe Future, focuses on Steven's psychological state in the aftermath of the events of the main series. In Future, Steven wrestles with feelings of purposelessness now that the battles he spent his early adolescence fighting are resolved, and copes with the lasting psychological trauma from the stress he experienced while fighting them.


Main article: Garnet (Steven Universe)

The disciplined current leader of the Crystal Gems, Garnet (voiced by Estelle) is quiet, stoic, pragmatic, and described by Steven as "mysterious", but over the course of the series she becomes more emotionally open, especially in expressing her love for Steven. According to the writers, her great self-confidence is reflected in the fact that she never asks questions.[8] She possesses red garnets in the palms of her hands, from which she summons her Gem weapon, a pair of heavy gauntlets. She also has a precognitive ability she refers to as "future vision". Garnet has three eyes, over which she wears a visor.

In the first-season finale "Jail Break", it is revealed that Garnet is a fusion of two smaller Gems named Ruby and Sapphire. Garnet's existence is thus a personification of Ruby and Sapphire's loving relationship—she describes herself as "a conversation" and "made of love"—and her personality is a stable blending of Ruby and Sapphire's traits. The character of Garnet has won acclaim from critics as a representation of a queer relationship.[9] Though she is normally stoic, Garnet's strongest emotional displays are often centered around fusion: anger and revulsion at what she perceives as abuses or perversions of fusion, and delight when Steven develops the ability to fuse. The second-season episode "The Answer", a flashback showing how Ruby and Sapphire met and formed Garnet for the first time, was nominated for an Emmy Award and adapted into a children's book.

Ruby and Sapphire[edit]

Ruby (voiced by Charlyne Yi) and Sapphire (voiced by Erica Luttrell)—the two smaller Gems who are the components of Garnet—first appeared in "Jail Break". They have contrasting personalities and abilities: Sapphire is an emotionally reserved Gem who held a high rank on Homeworld, with ice-related powers and the ability to see into the future; while Ruby is impulsive and hotheaded, has fire-related abilities, and was a common foot soldier on Homeworld. Garnet's qualities are the result of a "conversation" between these two contrasting personalities. Near the end of the fifth season, after a period of questioning the basis of their relationship in the wake of revelations about Rose Quartz's past, Ruby and Sapphire recommit themselves to each other through marriage; critics described the characters' marriage as a milestone of progress in the history of queer representation in children's television.[11][12]


Main article: Amethyst (Steven Universe)

Amethyst (voiced by Michaela Dietz) is the shortest and youngest of the Crystal Gems other than Steven. Her mischievous sense of humor often provides comic relief, and her fun-loving, childish nature bolsters her friendship with Steven. Her amethyst gemstone, from which she can summon a whip, is located on her chest; she also makes frequent use of shapeshifting capabilities. She was the last of the Gems created on Earth as part of the Gem Homeworld's "Kindergarten" project to convert Earth into a Gem-occupied world and learns in the second season that she is smaller and weaker than other Gems of her type (the "Quartz" warrior caste). Her rebellious and hedonistic personality covers for deep-seated feelings of inadequacy, resentment, and fear that the other Crystal Gems do not respect her, and a long-term character arc involves her learning to respect herself and her capabilities.


Main article: Pearl (Steven Universe)

Resembling a ballerina in her slender build, costume, and graceful style of movement, Pearl (voiced by Deedee Magno Hall) is a short-tempered, precise strategist and technician. Her gemstone is a white pearl in her forehead from which she can summon a spear and create holographic images. She is the most motherly and protective of Steven out of the Gems. Pearl harbored a deep romantic devotion to Rose Quartz, leading to lasting grief over Rose's absence and jealousy over her relationship with Greg; major character arcs for Pearl include learning how to cope with and move beyond these emotions. On the Gem Homeworld, pearls are "made-to-order" servants for high-ranking Gems, and the fifth season reveals that Pearl originally served Rose Quartz in Rose's original identity of Pink Diamond. Pearl has learned to move beyond her caste role as a fighter and technician, but still has difficulty learning to feel independent rather than subordinate. Critical response to Pearl has largely appreciated her portrayal as a complex and sympathetic, yet flawed queer character.[15][16]

Major supporting characters[edit]

Greg Universe[edit]

Steven's father Greg (voiced by Tom Scharpling) is a former rock singer who now lives in his van and runs a car wash in Beach City. Although Steven lives with the Gems, Greg remains a constant presence in his life. Though he is often made uncomfortable by Gem magic, Greg is laid-back, accepting, and supportive of Steven's adventures; it is largely from Greg that Steven inherits his optimistic, empathetic temperament.[17] As a young adult, Greg ran away from his controlling family to become a traveling musician; the freedom and lack of structure he gave young Steven was a reaction against his own strict upbringing.

Connie Maheswaran[edit]

Connie (voiced by Grace Rolek) is Steven's best friend. Introduced as an intelligent yet lonely person in the episode "Bubble Buddies" early in the first season, she rapidly develops a close relationship with Steven. An avid reader of fantasy literature, she admires what she calls Steven's "magical destiny" and is eager to be part of it. Her involvement in Gem adventures gradually increases over the course of the series; she inherits Rose Quartz's sword and is eventually accepted as a member of the Crystal Gems. Long-term character arcs involving Connie include her learning to see herself as Steven's equal despite not having magical abilities of her own and to push back against her own overprotective parents. Some viewers have interpreted Steven and Connie's relationship as romantic or potentially romantic.[18][19] In Steven Universe Future, Steven proposes marriage to Connie; she turns him down because they are still teenagers, but this does not end their relationship, and they share a kiss in the final episode.

Lars and Sadie[edit]

At the beginning of the series, Lars Barriga (voiced by Matthew Moy) and Sadie Miller (voiced by Kate Micucci) are teenage employees at the Big Donut, a donut shop that Steven frequently visits. Lars is inconsiderate, irresponsible, and abrasive, but insecure and desperate to be accepted by those he considers to be the "cool kids". Sadie is friendly and shy, but has difficulty asserting herself and tends to try and fix Lars' issues for him. Despite Lars's negative attitude, Steven considers Lars to be a close friend, and Sadie has a crush on him. Lars and Sadie's intermittently affectionate and antagonistic relationship is a recurring focus of episodes in which both characters feature. Matthew Moy has stated that Lars is one of his favorite acting roles, and has described his character as a "complicated fellow".[20] According to Rebecca Sugar, Lars and Sadie are based upon characters she created while in college.[21] They appeared in both the pilot episode of Steven Universe and the first episode of the series proper; they are the only characters other than the Crystal Gems to have speaking roles in those episodes.

Lars is prominently featured at the end of season 4 and beginning of season 5, during which he is abducted and taken to the Gem Homeworld with Steven; his character arc in these episodes focuses on him learning to overcome his fear of embarrassing himself and being perceived as inadequate. This storyline culminates when he is killed defending Steven and others from Homeworld security robots and then revived by Steven's healing powers. When revived, Lars's body has turned pink, and he manifests magical properties, including the ability for Steven to teleport to a pocket dimension via his hair. With his newfound confidence, Lars becomes the leader of a band of fugitive Gems and captain of a stolen spaceship. At the same time, Sadie, left behind on Earth, develops the self-confidence to quit her job at the Big Donut and form a horror rock band with the "cool kids", "Sadie Killer and the Suspects". The story arc of Lars and Sadie's relationship concludes with their final appearance in Steven Universe Future, which depicts the characters acknowledging that they have grown apart and moved on from each other amicably.

Rose Quartz[edit]

The original leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz (voiced by Susan Egan) is Steven's mother, who "gave up her physical form" to allow Steven to be born. Her gem is located in her abdomen. Although she appears only in flashbacks, her legacy and her absence define the lives and relationships of the other main characters. She led the ancient rebellion against the Gem homeworld, and the Crystal Gems describe her to Steven as loving and seeing beauty in all forms of life. Flashback episodes show the development of her relationship with Greg from infatuation into love and understanding, and eventually her earlier history as well. Steven initially feels great pressure to live up to her example as a compassionate leader, but his relationship with her memory becomes complicated at the end of the third season when he learns of morally questionable actions that she undertook during the war. "Lion 3: Straight to Video", the first episode in which she appeared (via a videotaped message to Steven), was nominated for an Emmy Award for short-form animation.

In the fifth-season episode "A Single Pale Rose", Rose Quartz is revealed to have originally been Pink Diamond, the Gem leader overseeing the Gem colonization of the planet Earth. Originally immature and believing herself undervalued by the other Diamonds, she was made miserable by the strict expectations placed on her by her status as a Diamond. She created the alternate identity of Rose Quartz to alleviate her boredom while running the colonization of Earth and ended up falling in love with the diversity of the planet's life and the possibilities that came with it. Unable to protect the life on Earth any other way, she used her new alternate identity to lead the rebellion to protect the planet, and eventually faked her own assassination to break free from her former life.

Lapis Lazuli[edit]

Lapis Lazuli (voiced by Jennifer Paz) is a Gem who was trapped in a magical mirror on Earth for thousands of years. When the mirror is given to Steven in the first-season episode “Mirror Gem”, she befriends him, but initially mistrusts the other Crystal Gems and attacks them when Steven frees her. As the first sentient Gem other than the Crystal Gems to appear in the series, Lapis's appearance sets the stage for deeper plot developments; the show's writers cite it as "really the beginning of the show".[22] In "Jail Break", the first-season finale, she prevents the Homeworld Gem Jasper from attacking the Crystal Gems by fusing with her and imprisoning themselves at the bottom of the ocean. After being freed in the third-season premiere, she forms a close relationship with Peridot and comes to accept living on Earth. Her character arc in her intermittent appearances thereafter involves her slow recovery from the psychological trauma of having been imprisoned and being part of an abusive fusion, and coping with the fear of being victimized again. Late in the fifth season, she joins the Crystal Gems to fight Blue Diamond. She has powerful telekinetic control over water and can produce wings made of water from the lapis lazuli gemstone on her back.


At her introduction late in the first season, Peridot (voiced by Shelby Rabara) is a technician dispatched by the Gem Homeworld to check on remaining Gem installations on Earth; her appearance becomes an ominous sign that the Crystal Gems are under threat from Homeworld. Stranded on Earth after the events of the first-season finale, Peridot becomes a recurring antagonist in the first half of the second season before being eventually captured and convinced to ally with the Crystal Gems to defuse the Cluster. When the Crystal Gems first encounter her she wears technological "limb enhancers", which give her a fearsome and robotic appearance; after she is captured, she loses them and appears much shorter and weaker without them. She plays a prominent role in the last part of the second season, during which her character arc centers around her learning to outgrow Homeworld's hierarchical, utilitarian mindset and to appreciate the value of friendship, individuality, and life on Earth. She eventually declares herself a member of the Crystal Gems and forms a close relationship with Lapis Lazuli. She is stubborn and self-aggrandizing in demeanor but demonstrates a willingness to learn from her mistakes and to treat others with greater respect and kindness. Her gemstone is a triangular peridot on her forehead, and she discovers in the third season that she can telekinetically control metal objects.


Introduced at the end of the first season, Jasper (voiced by Kimberly Brooks) is a powerful Quartz warrior serving Homeworld and a renowned veteran of their ancient war against the Crystal Gems. Her gemstone is a yellow jasper in the place of her nose, and her Gem weapon is a heavy helmet. A subordinate of Pink Diamond created on Earth, she bears a long-standing grudge against the planet and Rose Quartz for Pink's purported destruction. She is openly contemptuous of those she perceives as weak or defective and is "determined to never be weak or vulnerable" herself.[26] Jasper serves as the principal antagonist in the second half of the third season; as a perfectly formed Quartz warrior, she becomes the target of Amethyst's resentment and desire to prove herself. She ends up fusing with a corrupted Gem monster in an attempt to defeat the Crystal Gems, becomes corrupted herself, and is neutralized and captured, until the corrupted Gems are healed in the series finale. Steven Universe Future reveals a defeated and resentful Jasper living in self-imposed exile in the woods; she is shattered in a rematch with Steven, and swears loyalty to him after he manages to repair her gemstone; at the end of the series, she's seen living in Little Homeworld.


The Crystal Gems' weaponsmith during the ancient rebellion, Bismuth (voiced first by Uzo Aduba and later by Miriam Hyman) is passionately devoted to overthrowing the hierarchical structure of Gem society and grateful to Rose Quartz for showing her that an alternative existed. However, her radicalism led to a dispute with Rose over the use of a weapon designed to permanently destroy enemy Gems, leading Rose to bubble her gem and hide her fate from the other Crystal Gems. In the show's special hundredth episode, Steven accidentally frees Bismuth and befriends her, but is later forced to bubble her again when the same conflict repeats itself. Steven later frees Bismuth again in the fifth season so she can attend Ruby and Sapphire's wedding; upon her release, she comes to understand Rose's choices after learning of her true identity as Pink Diamond.

Aduba's guest performance in Bismuth's debut episode, and Bismuth's portrayal as a sympathetic character whose complex disagreement with Steven had no easy answers, won praise from critics,[27][28] although some commentators objected to the possible stereotypical implications of an African-American woman playing a character with a dangerously militant ideology.[28][29] Aduba continued to voice the character in the majority of her appearances, but was replaced by Miriam Hyman in the video game Unleash the Light and the final three episodes of Steven Universe Future due to scheduling conflicts for Aduba.

The Great Diamond Authority[edit]

The Great Diamond Authority are the leaders of the Gem Empire, whom all other Gems are created to serve without question, and the primary antagonists in the fourth and fifth seasons. The first two Diamonds introduced in the series are the vindictive, impatient, and disdainful Yellow Diamond (voiced by Patti LuPone) and the depressive and sentimental Blue Diamond (voiced by Lisa Hannigan). Yellow and Blue, despite their different approaches, are both motivated to destroy Earth by their mutual grief and guilt over Pink Diamond's death, before finally learning late in the fifth season that her demise was faked. Yellow and Blue themselves are intimidated by their superior White Diamond (voiced by Christine Ebersole), a passive-aggressive, condescending,[30] and narcissistic perfectionist who sees all other Gems as flawed reflections of herself and possesses the ability to turn other Gems into colorless puppet thralls she can act through. It is her vision of complete perfection attained through strictly-enforced standards that shaped the Gem empire into its current state, at the cost of making her subjects miserable, including Pink. The Diamonds' relationships are portrayed as those of an abusive and controlling family, and it was this dynamic that would drive Pink away to become Rose Quartz and rebel against and eventually abandon them. In the fifth-season finale, the Diamonds are eventually persuaded by Steven to attempt to fix their mistakes rather than ignore them or project them onto others.


Lion (animal noises by Dee Bradley Baker) is Steven's mysterious pink pet lion who possesses a variety of magical abilities. Lion provides Steven with connections to Rose Quartz's legacy—he brings Steven and Connie to Rose's secret armory, and a number of Rose's keepsakes are stored in a pocket dimension accessible via his mane, including her sword and a videotaped message to Steven. He is introduced in the episode "Steven's Lion" early in the first season, in which he appears mysteriously in the desert and follows Steven home. In season 5, it is implied that Lion was originally an ordinary lion, and, like Lars, developed his magical nature after dying and then being resurrected by Rose Quartz. In the same season, after Lars's resurrection, Lars's hair becomes another portal to the pocket dimension.


The antagonist of Steven Universe: The Movie, Spinel (voiced by Sarah Stiles) was created to be Pink Diamond's playmate on Homeworld, but was left behind when Pink took charge of the Gem colonization of Earth. Spinel is furious that Pink abandoned her, made new friends, and ended her life without ever returning for her; in revenge, she tries to kill Steven and destroy life on Earth. Steven manages to convince her to let go of her revenge and live with the Diamonds. She reappears in Steven Universe Future still living with the Diamonds. She is drawn in a "rubber-hose" style characteristic of 1930s animation[31] which Rebecca Sugar describes as symbolizing that she is "frozen in time" and "didn't get [a] chance to develop."[32] Her heart-shaped gemstone is located on her chest; it was originally right-side-up, but turned upside-down as a result of her emotional devastation at Pink Diamond abandoning her.

Other recurring characters[edit]


Steven Universe possesses a large cast of occasionally-appearing human characters, many of whom become the focus of episodes that explore their relationships with the main characters and each other. According to critic Sara Goodwin, one of the great strengths of Steven Universe is the depth of development it gives to its "normal human being" characters and how the superpowered characters are affected by them.[33]

Recurring human characters include:

  • Buck Dewey (Lamar Abrams), Jenny Pizza (Reagan Gomez-Preston), and Sour Cream (Brian Posehn): the "Cool Kids", three older teenagers who become friendly with Steven, and whose friendship Lars seeks. They form the band "Sadie Killer and the Suspects" with Sadie in Season 5, but go their separate ways to pursue their individual interests in Steven Universe Future.
  • Onion (Zach Callison): Sour Cream's younger half-brother, whose odd and destructive unsupervised behavior other characters often find disturbing. Onion does not speak, but Zach Callison voices his occasional mumbling noises.
  • Ronaldo Fryman (Zach Steel): A conspiracy theorist blogger who occasionally attempts to investigate the paranormal events caused by the Gems. His blog, "Keep Beach City Weird", was maintained in-character on Tumblr by Steven Universe writers.
  • Peedee Fryman (Atticus Shaffer): Ronaldo's cynical and world-weary younger brother.
  • Mr. Fryman (Billy Merritt): Ronaldo and Peedee's father, and the proprietor of the French-fry stand "Beach Citywalk Fries."
  • Kiki Pizza (Reagan Gomez-Preston): Jenny's hard-working twin sister.
  • Kofi Pizza (Godfrey): Jenny and Kiki's temperamental father, who owns the family's pizza parlor, "Fish Stew Pizza."
  • Nanefua Pizza (Toks Olagundoye): Kofi's mother. Steven Universe animator/director Ian Jones-Quartey based Nanefua on his grandmother, noted Ghanaian stateswoman Theodosia Okoh.[34] In the fifth season, Nanefua is elected mayor of Beach City.
  • Bill Dewey (Joel Hodgson): Buck's father, the approval-seeking mayor of Beach City. In the fifth season, after Nanefua Pizza becomes the new mayor of Beach City, he gets a job at the Big Donut.
  • Priyanka Maheswaran (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) and Doug Maheswaran (Crispin Freeman): Connie's strict and overprotective parents. Priyanka[35] is a physician, and Doug[36] is a private security guard.
  • Harold Smiley (Sinbad in season 1, later Colton Dunn): the overworked manager of the Beach City Funland amusement park and video arcade.
  • Vidalia (Jackie Buscarino) and Yellowtail (Tom Scharpling): Onion's parents. Vidalia, an artist, is also Sour Cream's mother, and an old friend of Amethyst and Greg; her husband Yellowtail is a fisherman. Like Onion, Yellowtail does not speak intelligibly; Tom Scharpling voices his occasional mumbling noises.
  • Marty (Jon Wurster): Greg's greedy and manipulative former manager, and Sour Cream's estranged father.
  • Jamie (Eugene Cordero): A postman and aspiring actor.
  • Barb Miller (Kate Flannery): Sadie's energetic and strong-willed mother, who works as a postal carrier.
  • Kevin (Andrew Kishino): An arrogant teenager who makes unwelcome advances on Stevonnie.
  • Andy DeMayo (Dave Willis): Greg's cousin, a biplane pilot who is initially uncomfortable with Greg and Steven's unconventional lifestyle and regretful of how his family has grown apart. His late parents owned the barn where Lapis and Peridot take up residence.
  • Dante Barriga (Matthew Moy) and Martha Barriga (Nancy Linari): Lars's parents.

Ruby squad[edit]

Rubies (all voiced by Charlyne Yi) are a variety of Gem who act as foot soldiers and bodyguards on Homeworld. Aside from the Crystal Gems' Ruby, a squad of five gullible but ruthless Rubies, sent by Yellow Diamond to retrieve Jasper, appear as recurring characters beginning in the third season. Steven nicknames the quintet according to the location of their gems: the rookie Leggy, the cheerful Navy, the violent Army, the veteran Eyeball, and the leader Doc. In the sequel series Steven Universe Future, Eyeball partners with Aquamarine to get revenge on Steven. Yi's performance of their diverse personalities has drawn praise from critics.[37]


Pearls (all voiced by Deedee Magno Hall) are a type of Gem who act as servants to high-ranking Gems on Homeworld. Aside from the Crystal Gems' Pearl, Pearls belonging to the other Diamonds have appeared. The docile and artistic blue Pearl and the prideful yellow Pearl serve as attendants to Blue and Yellow Diamond. Another Pearl, later nicknamed "Volleyball", preceded Pearl as Pink Diamond's servant before spending millennia under White Diamond's control. She has a scar over her left eye, caused by trauma from accidentally being hit by the force of Pink Diamond's power.

The Off-Colors[edit]

A group of fugitive Gems from Homeworld, first appearing in season 5, who lived in hiding underground because they are regarded as defective or do not conform to Homeworld's expectations. They are the Rutile Twins (voiced by Ashly Burch), a Gem with two conjoined bodies from the waist up; Fluorite (voiced by Kathy Fisher), a huge caterpillar-like fusion of six Gems; Padparadscha (voiced by Erica Luttrell), a Sapphire whose defective "future vision" can only predict the recent past; and Rhodonite (voiced by Enuka Okuma), an anxious "star-crossed" fusion of a Ruby and a Pearl. Under Lars's leadership, they steal a spaceship and flee Homeworld.


Nephrite (voiced by Aparna Nancherla) was an officer of the Homeworld army who was left behind on Earth when the Homeworld Gems abandoned the planet and became corrupted by the Diamonds' attack. She appears in her corrupted form as Centipeetle (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker), an acid-spitting, centipede-like monster that the Crystal Gems fight and capture in a bubble in the series premiere "Gem Glow". In the first-season episode "Monster Buddies", Steven frees her from her bubble, causing her to assume a diminutive form, and befriends her. In the third-season episode "Monster Reunion", he partially and temporarily heals her corruption and learns her history. At the end of the fifth season, she and other corrupted Gems are successfully healed with the help of the Diamonds.

Holly Blue Agate[edit]

Holly (voiced by Christine Pedi) is the supervisor of Pink Diamond's human zoo; she is abusive and dismissive to her Quartz subordinates. In the epilogue series Steven Universe Future, the loss of her status and power has left her flustered and confused.


Aquamarine (voiced by Della Saba) is a Gem sent by Homeworld to capture humans from Earth at the end of the fourth season; she ends up apprehending Steven .[38] Her childlike, innocent appearance contrasts with her ruthless and sadistic personality; Steven describes her as "awful, small, and mean". In Steven Universe Future, Aquamarine partners with Eyeball Ruby to get revenge on Steven for indirectly ruining their careers. The duo's mutual hate for Steven allows them to fuse into Bluebird Azurite (voiced by Larissa Gallagher).


Topaz (voiced by Martha Higareda) is a fusion of two Topazes, acting as Aquamarine's enforcer, who imprisons captured humans by fusing around them. Although silent and menacing in her first appearance, she soon reveals a sentimental and sympathetic side.

The Cluster[edit]

The Cluster is an artificial fusion embedded within the Earth after Homeworld's war against the Crystal Gems to destroy the planet. It is formed of millions of broken Gem shards, their minds shattered and desperate to feel whole. In the episode "Gem Drill", Steven helps its numerous components to find connections among themselves and eventually bubble itself to keep it from destroying Earth. In the episode "Reunited", when it is reawakened by the Diamonds, it temporarily comes to the surface, takes the form of a giant arm, and fights Yellow Diamond's ship, revealing that it is in control of itself and now intends to protect the Earth.


Fusion is a process whereby two or more Gems combine their physical forms and minds to create a larger, more powerful individual who possesses all of the powers of their component Gems and more. Fusions are often able to combine their components' Gem weapons into a more powerful weapon. A strong bond between Gems is the primary driving force enabling them to form and maintain fusions. While the Gem Homeworld allows Gems of the same caste to fuse, usually for combat purposes, mixed-Gem fusions are considered offensive, and those that exist usually keep themselves from public knowledge. Same-Gem fusions form a larger version of their components' identical forms, but mixed-Gem fusions usually have extra body parts; for example, Garnet has three eyes and Opal has four arms. The concept of fusion is used by the show's writers for thematic purposes as a broad metaphor for a variety of types of intimacy and relationships.

Garnet is listed above as a main character; other fusions involving major characters are listed here in order of appearance.

  • Opal (voiced by Aimee Mann): The fusion of Amethyst and Pearl, who first appears in the first-season episode "Giant Woman" as Steven's introduction to the concept of Gem fusion. Amethyst and Pearl rarely fuse, as their conflicting personalities make it difficult for them to achieve the necessary harmony to fuse. Opal can combine Pearl's spear and Amethyst's whip into a bow.
  • Sugilite (voiced by Nicki Minaj): The fusion of Garnet and Amethyst, introduced and featured prominently in the first-season episode "Coach Steven". In that episode, Sugilite's behavior is dangerously violent, as Amethyst and Garnet's personalities when fused together become more unrestrained and aggressive, making her unwilling to separate. She can combine Garnet's gauntlets and Amethyst's whip into a giant flail.
  • Alexandrite (voiced by Rita Rani Ahuja): The fusion of Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, introduced in the first-season episode "Fusion Cuisine". She is formidable in battle due to her massive size, six arms, and flame breath, but confused and unstable when she attempts to socialize with Connie's parents. She appears in the mobile video game Steven Universe: Attack the Light! as a powerful combined-attack move.
  • Stevonnie (voiced by AJ Michalka): The fusion of Steven and Connie, and the first known instance of a human successfully participating in Gem fusion. Introduced in the first-season episode "Alone Together", Stevonnie has the appearance of a beautiful teenager of indeterminate or non-binary gender. The character has received critical acclaim both as a rare example of a non-binary character and as a metaphor by which the writers explore themes of puberty, maturation, consent, and healthy communication.[2][40][41]
  • Malachite (voiced by Kimberly Brooks and Jennifer Paz): The fusion of Jasper and Lapis Lazuli. In the first-season finale, Jasper fuses with Lapis to defeat the Crystal Gems, only for Lapis to take control of the fusion and imprison themselves at the bottom of the ocean. Though unstable, Malachite remains fused until eventually defeated by Alexandrite in the third-season premiere. In the third-season episode "Alone at Sea", in the aftermath of Malachite's separation, Malachite is used as a metaphor for an abusive relationship;[42] and her grotesque appearance has been described as reflecting the relationship's unhealthiness.[43]
  • Rainbow Quartz: The fusion of Rose Quartz and Pearl. Her only fully formed appearance was in the flashback episode “We Need To Talk”, where she took the form of an elegant dancer wearing a leotard and leggings and had no spoken lines. Rose and Pearl's first attempt to fuse, inspired by Garnet, was a turning point in the history of the Crystal Gem rebellion.
    • Rainbow Quartz 2.0 (voiced by Alastair James): The fusion of Pearl and Steven, who uses a parasol created from Pearl's spear and Steven's shield. Their design and characterization resembles a combination of Mary Poppins and Bert from the film Mary Poppins.[44]
  • Sardonyx (voiced by Alexia Khadime): The fusion of Garnet and Pearl, who has the personality of an elegant and attention-seeking entertainer. She can combine Garnet's gauntlets and Pearl's spear into a giant sledgehammer. A major plot arc in the second season, advertised as the "Week of Sardonyx", deals with Pearl tricking Garnet into fusing for fabricated reasons, and the emotional consequences of that violation.
  • Smoky Quartz (voiced by Natasha Lyonne): The fusion of Steven and Amethyst. Smoky Quartz first appears in the third-season episode "Earthlings", formed during a moment of commiseration between Steven and Amethyst over their shared fears of not being able to live up to their potential. Smoky has a playful, self-effacing personality, and can combine Steven's shield and Amethyst's whip into a massive yo-yo that they use in combat.
  • Sunstone (voiced by Shoniqua Shandai): The fusion of Steven and Garnet, described by reviewer Eric Thurm as "a loose parody of kid-friendly ’80s action characters".[45] They can attach Steven's shield to Garnet's gauntlets to use as suction cups.
  • Obsidian: The fusion of Steven, Amethyst, Pearl, and Garnet, a lava-skinned giant who first appeared in the fifth-season finale. Obsidian can combine their components' weapons into the hilt of a giant sword, producing a blade from the magma in their second mouth. The original form of Obsidian, containing Rose Quartz rather than Steven, was the basis for the design of the Crystal Gems' temple.[45]
  • Steg (voiced by Ted Leo): The fusion of Steven and Greg, appearing in Steven Universe: The Movie.
  • Mega Pearl (voiced by Deedee Magno Hall): The fusion of Pearl with "Volleyball", the pink Pearl who once served Pink Diamond.

Sentient plants[edit]

Watermelon Stevens[edit]

The Watermelon Stevens are living watermelons shaped like Steven, created in the first-season episode "Watermelon Steven" as a result of Steven's ability to create sentient plants. Soon after their creation, they go on a rampage in Beach City; after that, they leave Beach City and form a civilization on the remote Mask Island. They sometimes serve as vessels that Steven can project his mind into.


Pumpkin is a living pumpkin that behaves like a dog. It was created by Steven in the fourth-season episode "Gem Harvest", and adopted as a pet by Peridot and Lapis.


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