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♫ I will fight for the world I was made in! The Earth is everything I've ever known! ♫

—"We Are the Crystal Gems"
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Amethyst (specifically Amethyst Facet-5 Cut-8XM) is a member of the Crystal Gems. She is the last known Gem manufactured on Earth as a part of the Gem Homeworld's Kindergarten project, being one of the last surviving Gems on Earth. After being found by Rose Quartz and the other Crystal Gems, Amethyst helped her friends protect the Earth over the next four millennia, and often aids in the shenanigans of Steven Universe.

Years later, Amethyst lives a peaceful life with the Crystal Gems, no longer struggling with low self-esteem. Though she was struck by a Gem Rejuvenator during Spinel's return and had her memory wiped, Amethyst was eventually restored by Steven, who helps her recall her fondness for him and her team through past experiences on Earth.

Appearance

Amethyst has a somewhat stout build and is shorter than most of the characters, rivaling Steven's height. She is about half the height of a "standard" Quartz Gem soldier, such as Jasper, due to remaining in the ground for an extra 500 years, which also gives her a somewhat overweight appearance. Her skin is bright lilac, her eyes are dark indigo, and her thick, messy hair is pale lavender and goes down to her ankles, with a large bang that obscures her left eye. She also has plump lips, and a small, upturned nose. Her gemstone is located on her chest, and the bottom half of it was usually covered by her shirt.

First-form

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After being struck by the Gem Rejuvenator in Steven Universe: The Movie, Amethyst's body reverts to its base form: she takes on an almost mannequin-like appearance, with clear joint-lines at her elbows, wrists, knees and ankles, her feet are bare and featureless. She wears a sleeveless and legless purple bodysuit, and like her 1980s form she has short hair and appears shorter in height.

18th Century regeneration

Amethyst - Old Timey S2

In “Buddy's Book” and in a painting shown in “So Many Birthdays”, Amethyst appeared with the same height and hairstyle as her current self. She wore a dark mauve jacket with white buttons and shoulder epaulets, lighter mauve leggings, small black boots, and a mauve and black hat with a small white star in the middle.

1980s-90s regeneration

In "Story for Steven", "We Need to Talk", and "Greg the Babysitter", which were flashbacks to the 1980s-1990s, Amethyst had short hair, and she appeared a little smaller compared to her current and previous appearance.. She wore a mauve tank top with a frilly-like bottom, a black shawl, baggy black pants, and white boots.

Debut

From "Gem Glow" to "Reformed", Amethyst wore a mauve, oversized, off-shoulder tank top (as confirmed in Guide to the Crystal Gems) with a black bra underneath. She also wore black leggings with star-shaped cutouts on the knees, with a tear above the left star, and small, pointed, white boots.

Second regeneration

From "Reformed" to "Crack the Whip", the colors of Amethyst's tank top and leggings are reversed: her tank top is now black with two small slots on each side towards the bottom, and her leggings are mauve with black stars on the knees. She fixes her right shoulder strap, keeping it on her shoulder rather than off (a feature Pearl was happy to see changed). Her boots are still white.

Third regeneration

From "Crack the Whip" to "Together Alone", Amethyst's clothes’ color palette remained the same but had been swapped once more: her tank top became off-white with a jagged hem, black leggings (similar to her debut) with dark mauve stars on them, and her ankle boots became the same dark mauve hue. She also gains a squint in her left eye, due to rushing her regeneration to aid Stevonnie.

Current

As of "Change Your Mind", Amethyst now wears a black tank top that it is torn open at the chest to reveal her gemstone, dark mauve shorts with black stars on each legs and torn white fabric at the bottoms, and her boots become white again.

Other

In the "We Are the Crystal Gems" short and "Three Gems and a Baby" which flashback to Steven being a baby and toddler, Amethyst still had the same leggings and boots she wore from "Gem Glow" to "Reformed", except she had an off-shoulder, long-sleeved mauve shirt that exposed both bra straps and there was no tear above the star on the left knee of her leggings.

Personality

Amethyst is really... out of control. She likes to eat, she likes to sleep. She doesn't have to, but she does it 'cause it's fun.

Rebecca Sugar
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Amethyst, summoning her weapon while eating.

A gif shows Amethyst scratching her head with a foot, which is in the place her hand should be.

Amethyst, after rushing her regeneration.

Amethyst is fun-loving, full of laughter, and generally carefree to a fault. Although it isn't necessary for her, she enjoys eating and sleeping and is frequently seen doing so. She tends to indulge Steven more than the other Gems and partakes in human activities with him, though she shows concern for his well-being in times of more severe danger. Amethyst loves a good fight, something that manifests itself in her wrestling persona, the "Purple Puma", where she willingly masquerades as a hated wrestler purely for the fun of it and to relieve stress from Pearl and Garnet's constant orders. She often loves watching fights and will loudly vocalize or cheer when she sees a conflict in progress, egging the competitors on, including the feuds between Pearl and Greg, between Pearl and Peridot, and Steven and Garnet eagerly while eating popcorn.

Loud and a lover of pranks, Amethyst is easily amused and very impulsive. She is bad-mannered, untidy, and a bit lazy; much to Pearl's detriment, but still means well. Her unwillingness to let others throw out the junk in her room marks her as somewhat of a hoarder. These tendencies surface in "Maximum Capacity", where she is unwilling to let Greg throw anything away in his storage unit. However, Amethyst is very observant and perceptive of other people's feelings: She tries to reassure Steven in "An Indirect Kiss" when he was worried about her as she fell apart, understood why Pearl kept fixing the Communication Hub in "Cry for Help", and that Garnet won't forgive Pearl unless the two directly talk it out in "Friend Ship".

Because of her origins in the Prime Kindergarten and its dark legacy, Amethyst harbors a tremendous amount of self-loathing, which is also fueled by her perception that she is inadequate when compared to Garnet or Pearl. This leaves her feeling out of place among the Crystal Gems, thinking that she doesn't belong with Gems of their caliber when she was created by the very thing they sought to destroy. She thought that when Steven learned of her past, he would think less of her. In "On the Run", Amethyst gets into a vicious fight with Pearl over the belief that she sees Amethyst as a parasite, though she calms down after Pearl comforts her. She shows her difficulty at thinking for herself and worries about Steven's and Garnet's approval in "Reformed", regenerating multiple times in the episode with new forms that were all rushed or based on what she thinks Garnet and Steven will approve of.

Amethyst has an admittedly low opinion of herself and a strong self-loathing that she usually keeps buried under her boisterousness. When her self-doubt takes effect, it makes her act cold, reckless, stubborn and starts looking for a fight. In "Cry for Help", she sings "Tower of Mistakes" due to feeling inferior to Sardonyx and defends Pearl for deceiving Garnet to fuse with her due to both being weaker than her. In "Too Far" she was offended when Peridot states that she is a "defective" quartz, meaning she came out wrong. This attitude gets worse in "Crack the Whip" and "Steven vs. Amethyst", where her sense of inferiority is focused as Jasper easily defeats and poofs before she sees that Steven surpasses her. This causes her to start fighting with him too, though it was only after a fight with Steven that she begins to feel better. In "Beta", she still shows an obsession with finding and beating Jasper which leads her to recklessly challenge her alone, all the while denying her friends' help and encouragement. "Earthlings" shows Amethyst come to terms with herself due to Steven's encouragement, comfort, and stating that they are the same, leading them to fuse into Smoky Quartz. After the battle, she seemingly returns to her usual self, exasperatingly saying that she didn't want to do anything for a month. In "Gem Heist", Amethyst is still shown to be afraid of encountering other Amethysts from Homeworld in Pink Diamond's Zoo. In "That Will Be All", however, it turns out that these Amethysts are from Earth and that they remember her as 8XM, befriending her and making pranks at her side. In "Tiger Philanthropist", she is now comfortable with her self-esteem and no longer needs wrestling as an output of dominance and power.

History

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Abilities

  • Amethyst's upgraded whip.
  • Amethyst's whip.

Amethyst possesses standard Gem abilities and traits. After witnessing Amethyst's abilities in "Too Far", Peridot claims that Amethyst "can do everything a normal quartz can do" despite coming out short. This implies that her stature doesn't inhibit her strength.

Fusions

  • When fused with Pearl, they form Opal.
  • When fused with Ruby and Sapphire, they form Sugilite.
    • Amethyst could also form Sugilite by fusing with Garnet.
  • When fused with Ruby, Sapphire, and Pearl, they form Alexandrite.
    • Amethyst could also form Alexandrite by fusing with Garnet and Pearl; or Sardonyx.
  • When fused with Steven, they form the hybrid fusion Smoky Quartz.
  • When fused with Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Rose Quartz, they form Obsidian.
    • Amethyst could also form Obsidian by fusing with Garnet, Pearl, and Rose Quartz; or Rose Quartz and Sardonyx; or Ruby, Sapphire, and Rainbow Quartz; or Garnet and Rainbow Quartz.
  • When fused with Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Steven, they form the hybrid fusion Obsidian.
    • Amethyst could also form Obsidian by fusing with Garnet, Pearl, and Steven; or Steven and Sardonyx; or Pearl and Sunstone; or Ruby, Sapphire, and Rainbow Quartz 2.0; or Garnet, and Rainbow Quartz 2.0.

Natural Abilities

  • Enhanced Regeneration: Amethyst can normally regenerate very quickly and with great variation, but this has been shown to backfire, as regenerating so quickly can make her new body extremely unstable.
  • Enhanced Endurance: In "Laser Light Cannon", Amethyst readily volunteered to get thrown at the Red Eye by Garnet in order to punch or body slam into it as an attempt to destroy it, persevering long after it was already proved to be a futile act.

Skillset

Flames travel down the length of the whip, resulting in an explosion when they reach the end.

Amethyst's Whiplash.

Amethyst whips her hair toward a large crab corruption, cutting off one of its claws.

Amethyst's Hair-Blade.

  • Flail/Whip Proficiency: Amethyst is very skilled with her whip, which mixes very well with her immense physical prowess. She can throw her whip to entangle or bind her target from afar. Offensively, Amethyst uses her whip to lash at opponents and cause damage that is strong enough to easily split a dumpster in half. Occasionally, she uses her whip to grab onto objects or lift them and throw them at the enemy. It is implied by Bismuth that her whip is unusual among Quartzes. As of "Bismuth", Amethyst's whip has been upgraded to a morning star-inspired flail.
    • Slicing: Amethyst's lashes are precise enough to cut through solid materials, such as metal, in a clean line. In "Too Far", her whip cleanly sliced through an Injector.
    • Whiplash: Amethyst can send waves of violet energy along her whip or whips, creating an immense explosion.
  • Shapeshifting: While most Gems are capable of shapeshifting, Amethyst is particularly skilled at it, specializing in transformations. She may use this skill to enhance her unarmed fighting or take on more bizarre forms depending on the task at hand. Some of her forms include several random to lethal animals, a fully-functional helicopter to trasport others, her wrestling alter-ego the "Purple Puma", etc. However, Amethyst cannot shapeshift when she is under a lot of pressure, as revealed in "Secret Team".[1] There is also a limit on the amount of time she can stay shifted before having to revert back.
  • Martial Arts: Out of the Crystal Gems, Amethyst is the least likely to rely on her weapon in combat, instead relying on her martial art skills and enhanced physical prowess as a method of dealing with the minor threats through forceful punches and kicks. She also is a skilled wrestler, easily defeating all her human challengers in the Beach City Underground Wrestling league. Her fighting style can sometimes be considered reckless and foolhardy, knocking her and the other Crystal Gems down after she used her whip to pull the Centipeetle Mother towards her in "Monster Buddies".
  • Musical Talent: Amethyst knows how to play the drums, as revealed in "Steven and the Stevens".

Unique Abilities

  • Spin Dash: Amethyst can rapidly roll into a ball-like shape to attack enemies. While powerful, it is smaller than Jasper's version.
    • Homing Attack: Amethyst can home in on nearby enemies while spin dashing.
      With great speed, Amethyst rolls toward Pearl, who jumps out of the way.

      Amethyst's Spin Dash.

      Amethyst performs a spin dash while holding flaming whips, resulting in a flaming spin dash.

      Amethyst's Whiplash Spin Dash.

    • Whiplash Spin Dash: Amethyst is able to summon both of her whips, ignite them with violet fiery energy and then spin dash on top of them, giving a violet aura to her spin dash. When she makes contact with something, it causes a big violet explosion.
  • Hair-Blade: Amethyst can use her hair to slash at an enemy with such potency it severs others. This include the claw of the Crab Gem Monster.
  • Enhanced Digestion: Amethyst can eat materials (including glass, plastic, paper, etc.) and can digest it without getting sick or disgusted. However, she was food poisoned by a burrito in "So Many Birthdays".
    • Fire burp: Amethyst has the ability to burp fire after drinking cooking oil, as revealed in the episode Gem Harvest.

Clandestine Abilities

  • Levitation: While controlled by White Diamond, Amethyst has the ability to, indirectly, suspend her body in midair.
  • White Burst: While controlled by White Diamond (probably via the same), Amethyst is capable of shooting, through her eyes, a white energy beam equivalent to White Diamond aura, in which it can also control, mentally, the affected gems.

Attack the Light

  • Crystal Whip: Amethyst uses her whip to attack all enemies for low damage. This move can hit enemies in the air. It uses 3 Star Points.
  • Dual Strike: Amethyst uses her whip to slash at the enemies multiple times for low damage each hit. It takes 4 Star Points.
  • Purple Puma: Amethyst transforms into Purple Puma and initiates a trigger sequence where the player has to tap when the bar is in the purple star zone for more damage. This move does medium damage, lowers attack, and takes 4 Star Points. When upgraded, it can break shields.
  • Spin Dash: Amethyst does her spin dash and deals more damage the more the player taps. This move does high damage and takes 5 Star Points. It can knock a normal enemy out of battle when upgraded.
  • Fuse: Amethyst fuses with Pearl and Garnet to form Alexandrite and smashes the enemies with a fist multiple times for lots of damage. This move lowers attack and defense, takes 9 Star Points, and requires all Gems to have full harmony to use. Any one of the Crystal Gems can activate this, except Steven.

Additional Tools

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Relationships

Steven Universe

Steven: Stop trying to be like Jasper. You're nothing like Jasper! You're like me! Because we're both not like anybody. And yeah, it sucks. But at least I've got you. And you've got me! So stop leaving me out of this.
Us worst Gems stick together, right?
Steven: That's why we're the best.

—Steven and Amethyst before fusing for the first time in "Earthlings"
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Steven and Amethyst sitting on a train.

Amethyst spends a great deal of time hanging out with Steven. Both are very carefree, and as a result, get along very well. Despite their sibling-esque nature, Amethyst teased Steven in "An Indirect Kiss" for caring about her, to which he replied "yes" with tears on his face since she was in danger of falling off a cliff. Steven believes that Amethyst may partially blame him for Rose Quartz's "death" though in "Steven vs. Amethyst", Amethyst was dismayed when Steven said he was not Rose Quartz in response to not being able to be the person they were supposed to be. In "Reformed", Amethyst shows that she wants to impress Steven, and is afraid of him not liking her. This is seen in multiple ways. When Steven keeps asking her questions for a personality test on his phone, she avoided and lied about her answers. She even asked once for a correct answer, and Steven replied there isn't since everyone can answer differently.

However, since the events of "Reformed", Amethyst seems to be more open to discussing her feelings with Steven, singing "Tower of Mistakes" in earshot of him and openly expressing a desire (to Steven) for Garnet to see her as "cool again" in "Cry for Help". Amethyst is shown to think quite highly of Steven's continuous growth in skill, most notably in "Steven vs. Amethyst", constantly praising him in their fight while believing that if she could not beat him, she would never defeat Jasper.

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Amethyst embraces Steven prior to fusing.

In "Earthlings" it has also been shown that they share a kindred spirit as fellow "worst Gems" who, in Steven's words are "not like anybody". When once again outclassed by Jasper and ready to give up, Amethyst is touched by Steven's words of support, taking his hand and hugging him, which causes them to fuse for the first time to become Smoky Quartz. Their newfound ability to fuse has seemingly brought them even closer as Amethyst leaned into Steven after bubbling Jasper. Amethyst is later shown to be much more assertive and concerned for Steven's well-being following Rose Quartz's revelation as Pink Diamond in "What's Your Problem?", even taking efforts to alleviate his worries while being determined not to fall apart on him again. This introspection leads Steven to call Amethyst the most mature of the Crystal Gems, much to her dismay.

Garnet

Yeah, yeah. And don't forget reckless, vulgar, loudmouth. And that's just what makes me so awesome! Right, Garnet?!

—"Tiger Millionaire"
Amethyst, dressed as Pearl, yells at an angry Garnet, while Steven looks on.

Amethyst, arguing with Garnet.

While Amethyst dislikes being told what to do and often does what she wants to do, she respects Garnet's leadership abilities and judgment. She, like the rest of the Crystal Gems, is aware that Garnet is a fusion, and after Steven had revealed he had discovered this, she shouts out "You met Ruby and Sapphire!?". In "Cry for Help", Amethyst admits that she is jealous of Garnet's power and admits it is easy to get carried away when fused with her, which causes her to quickly catch onto Pearl's scheme.

Ruby

I don't know. Maybe she'll come back. It's not my job to babysit her.

—"What's Your Problem?"
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Ruby riding Amethyst.

Amethyst is shown to not care that Ruby left, but would rather play video games with Steven. While searching for Ruby, she is shown to slack around and not focus on the task. But in the end, she expresses her feelings to Steven and helps him find Ruby. Afterwards, in "The Question", she allows Ruby to ride on her back as a horse, stating that she still cares about her even when she's not Garnet.

Sapphire

Why don't you guys take all this into the temple?

What's Your Problem?"
Amethyst is also shown to not consider Sapphire's feelings and tells her and Pearl to take that into the temple while both are crying, though it’s revealed later that Amethyst did that out of concern and care for Steven.

Pearl

Look, Pearl. I already think you're cool. You can ease into the socializing with humans thing.

—"Last One Out of Beach City"
Amethyst happily hugs a surprised Pearl as Steven smiles.

Amethyst hugging Pearl.

The two used to share a strained relationship, due to their contrasting personalities; Pearl being clean and tidy while Amethyst is loud and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Amethyst frequently teases Pearl, who often scolds her in turn. Regardless, they value each other as both teammates and friends. It has been implied in "Secret Team", they only get along when they're in risk of getting into trouble or during fights against other adversaries. Amethyst had thought that Pearl perceived her as a "mistake", due to her origins in the Kindergarten. She had since dismissed the notion when Pearl assured her, "You were the one good thing that came out of this mess. I always thought you were proud of that."

During the episode "Cry for Help", Pearl and Garnet fused to form Sardonyx, as opposed to Amethyst and Garnet fusing to form Sugilite, resulting in Amethyst's lament and being jealous of Pearl. However, when Steven and Amethyst learned that Pearl was fixing the Communication Hub just to create Sardonyx, Amethyst was not angry or upset once she discovered Pearl's motivation for doing so. When the truth was revealed to Garnet, Amethyst defended Pearl as she knew why she did it. In "Keystone Motel", when Steven, Garnet, and Greg return from their trip, Amethyst can be briefly seen trying to console a very upset Pearl, whom Garnet is ignoring due to Pearl's irresponsible actions in "Cry for Help".

Following the events of "Back to the Barn", Amethyst is shown to have high respect for Pearl after her tremendous display in the Robolympics. Amethyst is shown to have been quite astounded at Pearl's display of physical feat and strength of will, showing a much more compassionate side of the relationship between the two. In "Know Your Fusion", Pearl hugs Amethyst and tells her that she is amazed at what Smoky Quartz was able to do with the yo-yo, and lets Amethyst know how much of a good influence she was to Steven, while Amethyst blushes. In "Last One Out of Beach City", Amethyst is quite surprised and happy after Pearl is eager to go to the rock concert with her after Greg has to cancel the show due to a previous request from Barbara to play cards with her and Vidalia. In the same episode, Amethyst compliments Pearl about how hardcore and cool she is, but is also shown to be concerned about Pearl in fear that she might get rejected by the mysterious woman.

According to "A Guide to the Crystal Gems", Opal is a balanced fusion, showing how Amethyst's and Pearl's personalities balance out into a fusion so peaceful that it is sometimes uncomplicated for them to forget. However, this balance is laborious to hold. If Pearl and Amethyst begin to fall into their usual dissonance or come across an issue otherwise, they can separate almost immediately. It appears that their relationship has greatly improved as of "Log Date 7 15 2", as they were able to form Opal with ease to lift the drill head.

Rose Quartz

Rose said I'm perfect the way I am...

—"Crack the Whip"
It appears that Amethyst and Rose were very close, as Amethyst describes her as "the person that was always there for me". Amethyst was hurt when Rose Quartz started seeing Greg and had less time to spend with her, and even more so when she gave up her physical form. In "Crack the Whip", Amethyst says that Rose looked past her "imperfections" and said that she is perfect the way she is. When Jasper refuted this statement, Amethyst became enraged. While Amethyst is shocked by the revelation that Rose used to be Pink Diamond, she doesn't hold it against her, but she's still upset about Rose's lie, since the consequences still affects her and Steven.

Greg Universe

Well, what about me, huh? I had someone who was always there for me until she started hanging out with YOU!

—"Maximum Capacity"
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Amethyst, laughing with Greg.

In "Maximum Capacity", it is revealed that Amethyst and Greg were good friends. After Rose gave up her physical form to give birth to Steven, the two would marathon the "Li'l Butler" TV show together for days at a time. This would stop when she blamed Greg for Rose's "death", antagonizing him until she took it too far in an incident that involved shapeshifting.[2] During the episode, she torments Greg again by shapeshifting into Rose. By the end of the episode, Amethyst made efforts to mend their friendship by replacing the broken frame of a photo of Greg with Rose and giving it to Greg.

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Stevonnie

Wow! You two look great together! How does it feel Steven? Connie?... Stevonnie?

—"Alone Together"
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Amethyst meets Stevonnie.

In "Alone Together", Amethyst is happy to meet Stevonnie (after chuckling at Garnet's blissful reaction to their appearance). She ultimately names them after tripping over Connie and Steven's individual names when asking about how they feel in their newly fused form. In "Crack the Whip", Amethyst was surprised that Stevonnie was able to take on Jasper on their own, thinking less of herself in the process.

Sardonyx

Hm... 'smash' is the word that one would use to describe what.. someone else might do.

—Sardonyx, "Cry for Help"
Sardonyx slams her hammer into the Ruby fusion on the moon.

Amethyst on Sardonyx's shoulder.

Much like Pearl's dislike towards Sugilite, Amethyst seems to show jealousy towards Sardonyx as she made Amethyst feel weak and reckless after Sugilite went berserk in "Coach Steven". This is most likely because of her wanting to be stronger and be noticed by Garnet. However, in "Back to the Moon", she rode on Sardonyx's shoulder when she battled the rubies and Smoky Quartz showed no hostility toward the other fusion, showing that Amethyst herself may have gotten over her dislike of the other fusion.

Vidalia

Aw, man. We used to get into all sorts of trouble.

—Vidalia, "Onion Friend"
Amethyst smiles as Vidalia does a rock on sign toward the camera. The curling iron has lit Amethyst's half-curled hair on fire.

Vidalia, curling Amethyst's hair in an old picture.

Amethyst and Vidalia were close friends in older days, both being mischievous troublemakers after Amethyst was introduced to Greg. Vidalia reminisces about how they began their friendship when Amethyst started hanging out with her. They had much fun together but lost contact for several years when both moved forward with their lives.

In "Onion Friend", they reunite and talk about the old days, and it is revealed that Vidalia takes much inspiration from Amethyst, not just through her paintings and drawings, but also in her everyday life, considering how much she admires her laid-back personality. However, Amethyst felt the opposite, with Vidalia being her inspiration for the same reasons.

Lion

That's so sweet! I-I love you too.

—"Steven's Lion"
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Amethyst, hugging Lion.

Like all the Crystal Gems, Amethyst has no problem treating Lion like part of the team and like a friend. Amethyst has liked Lion since the first time they met, unlike Garnet and Pearl.

Peridot

Per', I'mma be really real with you for a sec. This whole time we've been here, you've just been focusing on what you can't do. Of course, you're not having any fun. You think that all you are is who you could be, but we don't hang out with you because of who you could be. We like you.

—"Too Short to Ride"
Amethyst sits on a microwave and talks to Peridot, who looks perturbed.

Amethyst spending some time with Peridot.

Like the rest of the Crystal Gems, Amethyst initially treated Peridot like a threat. Since Peridot's regeneration in "Catch and Release", their relationship was rather neutral. It is explored further in "Too Far", which shows Amethyst finding her neurotic mannerisms "funny". While raiding the Kindergarten for spare parts for the Cluster drill, Peridot and Amethyst start sharing jabs at the other Gems, which Amethyst initially found humorous. Once Peridot got to the subject of Amethyst, however, Amethyst realized how offensive Peridot's "jokes" really were. Thoroughly irate, Amethyst, along with Peridot and Steven, leave the Kindergarten with an injector drill head.

After tinkering with the drill, Peridot accidentally lets the drill loose, and once seeing Amethyst in danger, snaps her leash to save her. Peridot falls on Amethyst, and the two stare into each other's eyes for a few seconds before Peridot jumps up and apologizes. Peridot tries to approach Amethyst, later on, Amethyst gives her the cold shoulder. Upon being enlightened that her attempts at humor were incredibly rude, Peridot apologizes to Amethyst in a recorded message, which also stated that though Peridot finds Earth very strange, she desires to learn about why the Gems are who they are. Amethyst thanks Peridot for apologizing, though Amethyst nonchalantly says she still views Peridot as a nerd. In "It Could've Been Great", Amethyst glares at Peridot because she, like Garnet and Pearl, is upset by Peridot's insult of Rose and her Legacy. As seen in "Message Received", Peridot seemingly betrays the Crystal Gems which greatly upsets Amethyst, seeing that she visibly the most upset that she "betrayed" them. Upon seeing Peridot's true intents and subsequent defiance against Yellow Diamond, Amethyst officially accepts Peridot as a Crystal Gem and gives her the nickname "Peridactyl".

Out of all the Crystal Gems, aside from Steven, Peridot appears to be the closest to Amethyst. Peridot finds great pleasure and amusement from Amethyst's shapeshifting, connecting the two even more. In "Too Short to Ride", when Peridot comments how shapeshifting (an activity Amethyst practices on a regular basis) is an insult, Amethyst quickly recognizes that Peridot was upset about something and asks her about it rather than being offended by her comment. Amethyst, in the same episode, becomes determined to get Peridot the alien she wanted. In "Beta", the two hung out some more. Peridot seemed to be really happy that Amethyst was visiting. During the episode, Peridot kept trying to impress Amethyst with 'meepmorps'. Later in the episode, Peridot comforts her when she gets upset about Jasper.

In "Back to the Kindergarten", Amethyst asks Steven if Peridot was still in his bathroom before going in there herself. Although frustrated that she was still in there, she shows concern for Peridot, and encourages her to leave the bathroom. Amethyst ends up taking her to the Prime Kindergarten. She and Steven attempt to cheer Peridot up by planting sunflowers at the Kindergarten, although they died the next day. After defeating the Flower Monster as Smoky Quartz, she comforts Peridot on the train, saying that they could try planting flowers elsewhere, and hugs her with Steven. Peridot hugs them back shortly after.

Jasper

Come here, sis.

—"Earthlings"
Jasper and Amethyst are both Quartz soldiers born on Earth, but Jasper sees Amethyst as nothing more than a joke and a failure for being 'overcooked'. Jasper told Steven (whom she mistook for Rose) that she must have been desperate to enlist the help of a "runt" like Amethyst. At the end of the events of "Crack the Whip", Amethyst feels inadequate because Stevonnie took down Jasper without her help, making Jasper's words feel true. She starts training in "Steven vs. Amethyst" in preparation for a rematch with Jasper. In "Beta", she is unable to enjoy visiting Lapis and Peridot, because she would rather search for Jasper. Peridot attempts to cheer her up by showing her where Jasper was made: the Beta Kindergarten. They discover that Jasper formed perfectly, increasing Amethyst's determination to defeat her. During "Earthlings", she tosses Steven away to fight Jasper one-on-one, likely in an attempt to prove herself to Jasper. With Steven's help, Amethyst rejects Jasper's ideas of self-worth, and this allows her and Steven to form Smoky Quartz and overpower Jasper.

Despite her initial antagonism, Amethyst did feel sympathy for Jasper when she broke down and suffered corruption, calling Jasper 'sis' as she bubbles her gem. At the end of "Change Your Mind" when Steven managed to convince White Diamond to help with healing the Corrupted Gems, the Crystal Gems took Jasper along with all of the other Gems that were bubbled inside of the Temple to Rose's Fountain where they were placed within the waters alongside the Diamonds and began to uncorrupt as the bubbles popped, Jasper emerged from the waters of the fountain ready to attack Steven still thinking that he was Rose Quartz only to be verbally halted by Yellow Diamond. Amethyst would then swim over to the newly uncorrupted Jasper and place her hand on her shoulder before saying "Hey, Sis" to her.

Lapis Lazuli

Yeah, because when I think fun, I think Lapis.

—"Beta"
In "Beta", Amethyst seems to still think of Lapis as a mere stranger, saying the latter isn't someone she thinks of when she thinks of fun. It is unknown if this is just because she finds Lapis boring or if she simply doesn't get along with her. It can be noted that when Amethyst visited Lapis and Peridot she was "not acting like herself" and was still thinking about Jasper, which could have attributed to her behavior around Lapis.

Bismuth

When they first met in "Bismuth", Amethyst didn't really know what to think about the sudden appearence of Bismuth through Lion's mane. As Pearl mentionned that Rose told the Crystal Gems Bismuth had fallen during the Rebellion, Amethyst wondered why Rose never said a word about her if she was alive in the end. However, her doubts vanished as she was very happy Bismuth upgraded her whip to a flail. After Steven returned from the Forge and told everyone about Bismuth's plan with the Breaking Point, Amethyst followed the others on their decision to store Bismuth's gem in the temple. When Steven brought her back in the team in "Made of Honor", Amethyst was pretty happy to see her and treat her as the fellow Crystal Gem she is. She also worked with her to install the new warp pad of Little Homeworld in Steven Universe: The Movie.

Ruby Squad

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Amethyst (as Jasper) commanding the Rubies.

This is fun.

—"Back to the Moon"
In "Back to the Moon", Amethyst closely interacts with the team of Rubies that debuted in "Hit the Diamond": "Doc", "Eyeball", "Army", "Navy" and "Leggy". She shapeshifts to look like Jasper to get them off their track and accompanies them to the Moon base in an attempt to get them to leave. During this time, Amethyst is at ease with the Rubies, joking with them and taking a leadership position. At one point aboard the Roaming Eye, Amethyst is shown to be comfortable enough with Doc to pull her onto her lap and suggest the Ruby fly the ship for her; in turn, Doc is agreeable with the suggestion and even offers to sit on her lap again for the return journey to Earth. Two other Rubies, Navy and Leggy, discuss how Amethyst-Jasper is "funny and strong". Eyeball, in particular, highly respects Amethyst-Jasper, being the first of her squad to approach the Quartz Gem and introduce herself. This respect is also shown when Eyeball agrees to file a report on Homeworld on behalf of Amethyst-Jasper, feeling pleased that she is entrusted with this task. Under the guise of Jasper, Amethyst seemed to fit naturally within their space. After her deception is revealed at the end of "Back to the Moon", the Rubies are furious with her and the Crystal Gems and resume their relationship as enemies.

The Famethyst

Famethyst for life!

—"That Will Be All"
At Pink Diamond's Zoo, Amethyst meets other Amethyst Gems for the first time. Despite her initial apprehension, she quickly befriends the many Quartz soldiers stationed there and discovers they share the common origin of Earth. Amethyst and the other Quartzes are seen joking around and laughing together, including pulling a prank on Steven and Greg. Their kinship and mutual dislike for Holly Blue Agate ultimately lead to the Quartzes' assistance in the rescue of Greg and their refusal to prevent the Crystal Gems' escape from the zoo. Amethyst refers to them as her "Famethyst". In the podcast, it is stated that meeting the other Quartzes has allowed Amethyst to define herself with more clarity, leading her flexibility to become a choice rather than a reaction.[3]

Pebbles

It's something with four legs and a lot of cushions on top.

—"Together Alone"
Amethyst was happy for the Pebbles built a couch, just like the one back on Earth.


Episode Appearances

Trivia

From left to right, Amethyst's design progresses from her look in the earliest promotional materials to her regeneration in Change Your Mind.

Amethyst's evolution.

Purple cloudy goop snakes across the door prior to opening it as Amethyst's point on the upper left side of the star glows.

Amethyst's door.

A far distance render matching Amethyst's season 2 reformation.

Amethyst's previous far-distance render.

A large crack starting diagonally from the bottom left across a hexagonal purple gemstone.

Amethyst's cracked gemstone.

Amethyst Water Clone

Amethyst's Water Clone.

Amethyst's name, written diagonally from the top left to bottom right of the image, messy and in all capital letters.

Amethyst's handwriting, as seen in the first Steven Universe Comic.

A page lists Amethyst's species, gem type, alignment, hair color, clothing, gem location, weapon, fun fact, and favorite quote on the left, with her season 2 reformation design shown on the right.

Amethyst's entry in Guide to the Crystal Gems.

  • Her "Spin Dash" attack, which she shares with Jasper, may be a reference to the popular fictional character, Sonic the Hedgehog, whose main form of attack is the Spin Dash, which is rolling into a ball and dashing into enemies. She also shares several personality traits with Sonic, such as being a free spirit and having a relaxed demeanor.
  • Amethyst's design changed the least from the Pilot to the series, besides Steven. These changes include:
    • Removal of a silver ring around the gemstone. (As seen in "Reformed", her gemstone still has a ring around it, however, it is not visible unless she is regenerating, as the ring is usually hidden under her skin.)
    • Her top changed from long-sleeved to strap-like.
    • Circle shaped holes in her leggings changed to star-shaped.
    • Removal of a barrette.
    • Boots changed from fold-over to regular.
    • Removal of a fanny pack, though it makes an appearance in "Beach Party" and in Steven's dream in "Chille Tid".
    • Skin tone is lightened.
    • Hairstyle is cleaner.
  • At New York Comic-Con, Rebecca Sugar revealed that Amethyst's designs and color palette are based on Adventure Time's Lumpy Space Princess, due to her earlier work on that show.
  • Amethyst's original outfit did not feature the classic Crystal Gem insignia seen on Pearl and Garnet, but rather has cutouts of stars on her knees. This is likely because she initially wasn't as a Crystal Gem, but rather found at the Kindergarten by the others and adopted into their fold. As a result, she might have altered her default outfit to represent the Crystal Gems.
  • Amethyst blushes dark purple.
  • Amethyst's instrument is an electric drum kit, described as "loose and wild".[4]
    • Additionally, her expanded musical palette includes electric bass and some of her own synths.
  • According to Rebecca Sugar, Amethyst's dancing/fighting style is based on dance hall and club dancing.[5]
  • Amethyst's reason for protecting Earth is because it is her birthplace and the only home she has been able to have.
    • Her lines from the extended opening theme are, "I will fight for the world I was made in! The Earth is everything I've ever known!"
  • In "Three Gems and a Baby", it is revealed that when Steven was a baby, after seeing his gem glow for the first time, Amethyst believed that Steven was just Rose, shapeshifted into the form of a baby.
  • Of all the Gems seen thus far, Amethyst shapeshifts the most.
  • Of the four Crystal Gems, Amethyst usually ends up getting hurt and having to retreat to her gemstone to regenerate the most.[6]
    • Amethyst is the only Gem to have to retreat into her gemstone because of a Corrupted Gem. Pearl was stabbed by Holo-Pearl, and Garnet was hit by the Gem Destabilizer from Jasper
  • Most of Amethyst's fusions are not fully stable.
    • Opal unfuses if any disagreement occurs between Pearl and Amethyst. As of "Log Date 7 15 2" though, Opal seems to be much more stable than the past, being able to fuse with ease.
    • Sugilite's personality combines the worst of her and Garnet's personalities, being very dangerous and reckless.
    • Alexandrite is the most unstable, due to the several conflicts between all of her fusees.
    • Smoky Quartz, by contrast, is the most stable of her fusions, which shows the close and kindred relationship Steven and Amethyst have.
  • All of her fusions have extra limbs, her tousled hair, the star-shaped cutouts on her legs (with the exception of Opal), and her voluminous lips.
  • Amethyst is the first Crystal Gem to have more than one on-screen regeneration.
  • Amethyst has only bubbled once on screen, Jasper's gem in "Earthlings".
  • Amethyst is at most 5,500 years old, as that was when Earth's Kindergarten was shut down.[7] She is about 500 years younger than all the other Gems developed in the Kindergarten, as estimated by Peridot in "Too Far".
    • She didn't take part in the battle in the Gem Battlefield, which took place 5,300 years ago.[8]
    • Amethyst lived for some time in the Kindergarten after emerging, spending her time playing with different rocks she had adopted as her "friends". In "Too Far", Peridot says that Amethyst must have emerged when the Kindergarten no longer functioned, suggesting that she was most likely alone for the remainder of her time there.[9]
    • In "Story for Steven" and "We Need to Talk", Amethyst acts in many ways like an animal or a feral child. She mostly walks on all fours, is very invasive and inquisitive, rips through a bag of Pop-Pop like a dog would, and even goes to fetch a stick when Garnet throws it.
  • Amethyst once tried to flush herself down the toilet, as she tells Peridot after she attempts to do it herself.[10]
  • Amethyst doesn't care what food she eats or where she eats it from, as in "Reformed" where she is wanting to add engine oil to her meal. She enjoys the feeling of digestion.[11]
    • She also enjoys urinating in the ocean.[12]
    • Amethyst shapeshifts herself a digestive system in order to eat.[13]
  • Amethyst can speak Spanish.[14]
  • Amethyst is loosely based on Rebecca Sugar's friend, Valerie Ang, from college.
  • Amethyst stones are often associated with the Greek/Roman god Dionysus/Bacchus, god of wine, intoxication, madness, and agriculture.
    • This could be the reason behind her impulsive and self-indulgent nature.
  • Rebecca Sugar has revealed in an interview that Amethyst's room is the closest to her actual lifestyle.[15]
  • Rebbeca Sugar stated in Argentina Comic Con, that she wants to make Amethyst's backstory when she still lived in the Kindergarten.
    • This was later confirmed in Steven Universe: The Movie, when Amethyst sings about her origin in the Kindergarten.
  • Amethyst has reformed the most out of all the Crystal Gems while on-screen, reforming three times.

Gemstone

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Amethyst's gemstone is located on her chest, featuring a hexagonal facet. It is a tetra-decahedron, specifically a truncated hexagonal dipyramid. Its overall shape is circular. As seen in "Reformed", the front and back are symmetrical, and it has a silver ring around it, which is usually hidden inside her body unless she is regenerating.

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References

  1. "Secret Team"
    Pearl: "Amethyst, shapeshift! Get small or... Something!"
    Amethyst: "I can't! I'm freaking out! You do it!"
  2. https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/571317590674448384
    Matt Burnett: "They were friends, but when Rose left, she blamed Greg and started messing with him, went too far and ruined their friendship."
  3. The Steven Universe Podcast Amethyst - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall (Vol.2/Ep.2)
  4. http://noisey.vice.com/blog/steven-universe-composers-aivi-surrashu-interview
  5. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw0k1z?context=3
    Q: "Hello! I remember seeing somewhere on the stevencrewniverse Tumblr that each of the Gems' fighting styles resembled a dance style - like Pearl and ballet. I haven't quite been able to figure out what Amethyst and Garnet's dance inspirations are specifically supposed to be. Could you explain that? Thank you, and I can't wait to watch more episodes of this wonderful show!"
    A: "YES! Garnet's dancing is based on waacking. Lots of very fast hand and arm motions. Also, I always look to Estelle's dancing. Amethyst's is dancehall and club dancing, pretty free form, we're pretty loose with it! She does whatever feels right!"
  6. "Steven the Sword Fighter" - Amethyst - "Don't worry bud. These kinds of things just happen sometimes. Usually to me."
  7. "Marble Madness" - Pearl - "Oh, why here? This site has been damaged enough by the Gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago!"
  8. "Rose's Scabbard"
    Pearl: "That's right! And I fought alongside her."
    Amethyst: "Man, I wish I could've seen it!"
  9. "On the Run"
    Amethyst: "And over there—That's the sitting rock. And that was the one rock that I kicked into two rocks!"
    Steven: "Uh, how long did you live here?"
    Amethyst: "For a while, I guess, um, at least until I met your mom and the others."
  10. "Catch and Release" -Amethyst- Uhh, if you're trying to flush yourself down the toilet, it won't work. Trust me, I've tried."
  11. "Fusion Cuisine" - Amethyst - "Uh, speak for yourself. I love it when mush passes through my body."
  12. "Catch and Release"
    Steven: "What's with you guys and making me pee outside!?"
    Amethyst: "Well, I have fun doing it."
  13. https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/624418066827362307
    Q: "Will Stevens birth ever be fully explained? -not all the gross details, I mean how Rose was able to have him at all.-"
    A: "She shapeshifted to mimic a human female body - similar to how Amethyst shapeshifts a human digestive tract to eat."
  14. "Monster Buddies" - Amethyst - "¡No, mi torta!" ("No, my sandwich!")
  15. Comment thread on Reddit about Gems' rooms
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