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What an ordeal. But the Diamonds needed me. That's the burden of being the best.
|—"I Am My Mom"|
Aquamarine is a Homeworld Gem and an antagonist who's shadow was first seen in "Doug Out". She made her official debut in "Are You My Dad?" She was sent to Earth with a Topaz fusion to retrieve humans for Yellow and Blue Diamond to take them to Pink Diamond's Zoo. She is currently a rogue Gem on the run with "Eyeball", her fusion partner, whom she has befriended in order to get revenge on Steven.
Aquamarine is a small Gem, being less than half of Steven's height. She has a cherubic appearance and a bright cyan-blue complexion, navy blue eyes, no nose, and chin-length, cerulean-blue hair worn in a bobbed style. Her clothing vaguely resembles a prep school uniform, consisting of a blue vest worn over a dark blue dress with a white-collar, white wrist-length gloves, white knee-high socks, dark blue flat shoes, and a dark blue hair bow that she can turn into her wand. The intersection of her vest and the lapels of her collar form a Blue Diamond symbol, hinting towards her superior. Her teardrop-shaped gemstone is located beneath her left eye, and her water wings are similar to a butterfly's wings. Her outfit, wings and the use of her stasis wand give her the appearance of a fairy or pixie.
Aquamarine is particularly small, particularly young, particularly important...
|—Rebecca Sugar, |
Like many Homeworld Gems, Aquamarine has an arrogant streak, frequently believing that she is better than everyone else–going so far as to call herself "the best". This results in her having a short temper when things do not go as she planned, quickly getting annoyed with Jamie for "ruining [her] moment", followed by Topaz prolonging the battle in her ship. She is shown to be manipulative, using negative reinforcement against the Crystal Gems to comply with her demands and convincing Topaz to release her by warning of future retribution from the Diamonds. She is also spiteful, seen when she mocks Steven clearly for her own amusement in "Stuck Together". In addition to her spitefulness, she has an attitude of sarcasm, as if she is moved by someone's actions but in the end, plays it off as a joke or prank against others.
Like Blue Diamond, she follows Homeworld's dogma to the letter, warning Topaz in her fusion not to commit taboo and break down into a sentimental state. Because of her overly fixated mindset towards Homeworld's old system, she and "Eyeball" are unable to cope with the change in Homeworld, which causes her and "Eyeball" to be cast out. This makes her and "Eyeball" hate Steven even more.
While it is true that Aquamarine is cruel, egotistical, destructive, and ruthless, it has also been shown that she is not completely devoid of the capacity for kindness, even if her kind moments are quite rare. She has been shown to have at least some capacity for pity, as she is willing to overlook Topaz's defiance and her sudden burst of aggression in exchange for loyalty and pretend that nothing has happened. She also displays genuine respect towards "Eyeball", despite her strong belief in the caste system and the Ruby being of a much lower rank than her.
Aquamarine and Topaz are sent to Earth personally by Yellow Diamond to retrieve the humans Steven mentioned in his first interaction with Peridot in "Marble Madness" for Pink Diamond's Zoo. Aquamarine has mistaken the humans Steven mentioned for "varieties" of humans rather than specific individuals.
Aquamarine and Topaz chase down Onion at Beach City Funland during the middle of the night. When Doug Maheswaran calls out to them, Aquamarine drops a fence on him. Once Doug, Steven, and Connie leave the scene, Aquamarine and Topaz approach Onion and capture him.
Aquamarine and Topaz capture Jamie when he is out to deliver the khakis Steven ordered. Later on, at Funland Arcade, Aquamarine approaches Steven and asks him if he is "My Dad". Upon realizing that he is not, Aquamarine flies away in disappointment. Steven and Connie later find Aquamarine in a forest, where Aquamarine asks Connie if she is "My Dad".
When Steven mentions Connie's name, Aquamarine becomes excited and calls out for Topaz, telling her that she "found one". Once Topaz captures Connie, Aquamarine tells her not to bother with Steven since he is not "My Dad". Aquamarine then summons her wand, paralyzes Steven, and launches him toward a tree. Aquamarine and Topaz leave the scene to hunt down their last human, leaving Steven unconscious.
Aquamarine and Topaz hide in Funland, but Steven and the Crystal Gems eventually find them. Aquamarine points out how strange it is that Steven knew everyone on their list, but concluded that the list did come from "a Steven". Aquamarine tells the Crystal Gems that she will leave the Crystal Gems alone if they tell her where she can find "My Dad". Steven is confused by this, causing Aquamarine to explain that Yellow Diamond asked for "My Dad, a Connie, a Lars, a Sadie, a Mailman, and an Onion-I-Think", as specified in a report by Peridot. This causes Steven to realize two things: Aquamarine isn't looking for either Greg or her father (not that she even had one), but for someone named "My Dad" and that he unintentionally gave Homeworld the list when he talked to Peridot in "Marble Madness".
When the Crystal Gems go to attack the duo, Aquamarine effortlessly uses her wand to throw the opposing members about. At some point, Aquamarine gets annoyed by the fighting and threatens to kill each of the humans if the Crystal Gems do not tell her where "My Dad" is. When Steven tells her that he is "My Dad", Aquamarine questions how "a Steven" can also be "My Dad", but believes it regardless out of impatience concerning the completion of her mission. Aquamarine activates her ship and taunts the Crystal Gems with the captured humans and Steven.
On the ship, Aquamarine prepares to set a course for Homeworld. She becomes furious when Steven manages to free everyone from Topaz and orders the Topazes to stop them from escaping. When Steven finds a way out and everyone jumps in the water, Aquamarine uses her wand to paralyze everyone. Steven reveals himself to be Rose Quartz and offers up himself to be taken away instead of his friends. Aquamarine accepts the compromise, as Rose Quartz is potentially a much bigger prize in the eyes of the Diamonds. She and Topaz take Steven onto their ship alone and fly away, setting course for Homeworld.
On her ship, Aquamarine taunts Steven, while Steven keeps up his act of Rose Quartz and replies that he loves shattering Diamonds. This seems to not bother Aquamarine, but she still threatens Steven by implying that the Diamonds will do worse than shattering him when they get their hands on him. Topaz suddenly finds Lars still aboard. Aquamarine is delighted to find that they get to bring back at least one of the requested humans in addition to "Rose Quartz". Steven objects to this and demands they release Lars, but Aquamarine disregards him.
While heading for Homeworld, an issue occurs with the engine, and Aquamarine orders Topaz to fix it. While there, Steven and Lars have a sentimental moment, causing Topaz to feel emotional and sympathetic. Wondering why Topaz was taking so long in the basement of the ship, Aquamarine discovers that she conspired to help the two escape, resulting in her lashing out. Topaz retaliates and attempts to use a Gem Destabilizer on Aquamarine, but Aquamarine talks Topaz down by reminding her that she would be separated and shattered for her defiance. Upon reaching their destination, Aquamarine agrees to pretend nothing happens as long as the Topaz' resume their duty separated.
Aquamarine makes a cameo appearance during Steven's part of the song "Happily Ever After" alongside other Gem enemies when Steven mentions the past struggles of his life.
At some point during Era-3, Aquamarine fused with "Eyeball" into Bluebird Azurite to enact their revenge on Steven for being banished from Homeworld after Steven denounces Homeworld's hierarchy. At first, Bluebird acted mischievous and polite but when they reveal their true colors, Aquamarine and "Eyeball" threaten to harm Greg ("My Dad") unless Steven poofs his friends and destroys Little Homeworld. Steven refuses and Greg uses "Eyeball"'s chisel knife to cut his hair. Steven catches him and fights Aquamarine and "Eyeball" in his pink form. During the fight, Aquamarine and "Eyeball" try to fuse back into Bluebird but both of them lose focus and argue with each other. After Steven tells the duo they can fuse for love and friendship, both show disgust towards Steven's optimism. Bonding over their hatred for Steven, they fuse back into Bluebird and try to harm Steven with ice cutlasses. As they are fighting, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl spot the attempted murder. Bluebird tries to sweet-talk the Gems but they fuse into Alexandrite and squash her. Aquamarine and "Eyeball" retreat after their defeat, and their current whereabouts are unknown.
Aquamarine possesses standard Gem abilities.
- Water Wings: Similar to Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine can summon water wings on her back to fly or evade enemies during combat. They have a noticeably sharper shape than Lapis' water wings, resembling butterfly or pixie wings.
- Keen Memory: Aquamarine appears to have a very good memory, being able to remember the names of six humans without any lists, descriptions, or visual aid. In "I Am My Mom" she remembered that the Diamonds didn't specify "alive" as a requirement for the humans. It's shown in the same episode that she takes great pride in this ability, calling her memory "perfect".
- Superhuman Strength: Aquamarine is deceptively strong. In Bluebird, when she and "Eyeball" unfused, she displayed incredible strength while holding Greg by his hair and carrying "Eyeball" by her hair before flying off.
- Wand: Aquamarine wears a navy blue ribbon on her head which she can whip into a small wand. Because all non-summoned weapons have been outlawed in Era 3, Aquamarine was stripped of her wand in the time between the original and Future series.
- Tractor Beam: Much like Peridot's limb enhancers, Aquamarine's wand can produce a light blue tractor beam that can move and throw objects with ease. Her beam is powerful enough to effortlessly freeze multiple targets at once, including massive fusions like Alexandrite.
- When she fuses with "Eyeball", they form Bluebird Azurite.
Look, just... unfuse, and we'll never speak of this again.
Aquamarine was superior in rank compared to Topaz, and as such, Topaz obeyed her orders without hesitation and did not object or argue despite having dissenting opinions. After being opposed and attacked by Topaz, Aquamarine showed mercy and decided to pretend the ordeal never occurred.
In "Bluebird", Aquamarine demands that Steven burn Little Homeworld to the ground despite Topaz inhabiting it, implying that whatever care she may have had for Topaz is now completely gone.
Sometime after the start of Era 3, she and "Eyeball" formed an alliance and fused due to the both of them hating Steven. Despite this, they are barely able to get along, often bickering and struggling to remain fused whenever they are not focusing on their extreme dislike for Steven. They do, however, maintain their alliance and flee together following their defeat.
According to Pearl, Aquamarine was sent personally by Blue Diamond (and Topaz by Yellow), indicating not only that she is of very high rank, but that she is a highly trusted member of Blue Diamond's court. Although she expresses disdain towards her mission on Earth, Aquamarine is very intent on getting what the Diamonds have requested.
Oh no. Is Rosie upset 'cause her widdle deal didn't work? Look, I'm so moved, I'm crying. (Laughing) Just kidding. That's my gem!
Steven initially had thought that Aquamarine is a Gem with no ill intent until he realized that she was on Earth to collect more humans for the Zoo, specifically, Steven's friends. Aquamarine, just like most other Homeworld Gems, thinks Steven is Rose Quartz. Therefore, she shows distaste towards him, mocking him for her amusement.
At some point, she and "Eyeball" form an alliance and fuse due to their hatred of Steven and the changes he brought upon Homeworld. She does not let herself get swayed by Steven's principles, rejecting his attempts to reform her and reaffirms her hatred of him after she and "Eyeball" are defeated by Alexandrite, retreating with "Eyeball" afterward.
In "I Am My Mom", she manages to easily freeze and unfuse the massive fusion with her wand. In "Bluebird", Alexandrite stomps on her and "Eyeball"'s fusion with her hand, instantly unfusing them.
Aquamarine has no qualms about threatening Greg's life to force Steven to comply with her demands, even having her cohort and fusion partner "Eyeball" hold him hostage with her chisel knife. She also still refers to him as "My Dad", like in "I Am My Mom".
|1. "Kindergarten Kid":||Absent||14. "The Zoo":||Absent|
|2. "Know Your Fusion":||Absent||15. "That Will Be All":||Absent|
|3. "Buddy's Book":||Absent||16. "The New Crystal Gems":||Absent|
|4. "Mindful Education":||Absent||17. "Storm in the Room":||Absent|
|5. "Future Boy Zoltron":||Absent||18. "Rocknaldo":||Absent|
|6. "Last One Out of Beach City":||Absent||19. "Tiger Philanthropist":||Absent|
|7. "Onion Gang":||Absent||20. "Room for Ruby":||Absent|
|8/9. "Gem Harvest":||Absent||21. "Lion 4: Alternate Ending":||Absent|
|10. "Three Gems and a Baby":||Absent||22. "Doug Out":||Cameo|
|11. "Steven's Dream":||Absent||23. "The Good Lars":||Cameo|
|12. "Adventures in Light Distortion":||Absent||24. "Are You My Dad?":||Debut|
|13. "Gem Heist":||Absent||25. "I Am My Mom":||Appears|
|1. "Stuck Together":||Appears||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Mentioned||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Mentioned||17. "Can't Go Back":||Absent|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Absent||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Absent|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||19. "Now We're Only Falling Apart":||Absent|
|6. "Gemcation":||Absent||20. "What's Your Problem?":||Absent|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||21. "The Question":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||22. "Made of Honor":||Absent|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||23/24. "Reunited":||Absent|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||25. "Legs From Here to Homeworld":||Absent|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Absent||27. "Together Alone":||Absent|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Absent||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Absent|
|Steven Universe: The Movie||Imagined|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Absent||11. "In Dreams":||Absent|
|2. "Guidance":||Absent||12. "Bismuth Casual":||Absent|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Absent||13. "Together Forever":||Absent|
|4. "Volleyball":||Absent||14. "Growing Pains":||Absent|
|5. "Bluebird":||Appears||15. "Mr. Universe":||Absent|
|6. "A Very Special Episode":||Absent||16. "Fragments":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Day":||Absent||17. "Homeworld Bound":||Absent|
|8. "Why So Blue?":||Absent||18. "Everything's Fine":||Absent|
|9. "Little Graduation":||Absent||19. "I Am My Monster":||Absent|
|10. "Prickly Pair":||Absent||20. "The Future":||Absent|
- As Rebecca Sugar has stated that Aquamarine is young, she may be an Era 2 Gem, something that would explain her small size and need for her wand.
- Aquamarine loosely resembles Cirno from the Touhou game series.
- Aquamarine's butterfly wings are the third time butterflies have been shown in a negative context. The first being when butterflies attacked Steven in "Serious Steven" and the second being the "anxiety butterflies" in "Mindful Education".
- Aquamarine's appearance and personality along with her wand give her the impression of an evil fairy or pixie.
- Though her gem looks like a teardrop in many shots, her facial expressions make it look like a sweat drop, an anime trope that denotes exasperation or embarrassment from characters.
- A tattoo of a teardrop in real life means that the wearer has murdered someone, attempted murder or is seeking revenge for the murder of the wearer's loved one. It also represents "ever-flowing tears", signifying that the wearer is mourning someone.
- When asked why she paired Aquamarine and Topaz together, Rebecca Sugar said it was to show both sides of the very high-ranking types of Blue and Yellow Gems on Homeworld.
- Along with Pebbles, Sapphire, Jasper, Padparadscha, Watermelon Tourmaline, Orange Spodumene, and the Rutile Twins, she appears to lack a nose.
- According to an episode of The Steven Universe Podcast, she is based on Eric Cartman from South Park.
|Aquamarine's gemstone is located on her left cheek; the shape resembles a teardrop. It also appears to be a cabochon, a gem that has been polished but not faceted.|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Rebecca Sugar gives us an inside look at the #StevenUniverse Spring Break arc." – Cartoon Network on Twitter
- ↑ http://podbay.fm/show/1261418557/e/1512637200