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Nobody's more Crystal Gem than I am.

—"Bismuth"

Bismuth is a member of the Crystal Gems. Before the end of the Rebellion, she and Rose had a conflict of interests, leading to her being poofed, bubbled, and left in Lion's Dimension without anyone else knowing. 5,300 years later, Rose's son, Steven, accidentally freed her. After her proposal was rejected once again, she and Steven fought, and she was poofed and bubbled. Unlike Rose though, Steven revealed to the others about what happened to her.

Appearance

Bismuth has a large, bulky body type with broad shoulders similar to that of Jasper. Her head outlines the shape of the rest of her body, with a large jaw and noticeable cheeks similar to Steven. Her hair is styled in several dreadlocks in a mixture of several bright tones, all held back by a lilac headband. She has a periwinkle complexion, and she sports a single tattoo-like marking of a star pattern on her left shoulder in a smoky dark red. Her gemstone is located in the center of her chest and is noticeably concave.

She wears a black apron-like outfit, resembling a blacksmith, with a single brownish attachment and a bright red star-shaped belt around her waist. Her pants are a burgundy color, and she has dark brown boots.

Personality

Bismuth is boisterous, fierce, determined, empathetic, and emotive. She is not afraid to speak and act her mind, and often tends to display a lack of respect, as shown when she easily ripped a piece of wood off from the Beach House and threw it across the house. Her playful and optimistic nature showed even during fights, and she would often tease her opponents and brag about her abilities. However, she does have a soft, emotional, and empathetic side, as shown when she cried when she saw Pearl crying. She also respects apologies from others. Bismuth is sharp-minded and level-headed. She conducts herself with a surprisingly gentle, but firm air. Her years of experience serving in the rebellion have made her a highly capable leader. She tends to have a habit of telling "Bismuth jokes". Overall, she displays great comradeship and great promise of being a skilled fighter. However, she is capable of great rage when provoked, making her a formidable opponent.

Although she initially appeared as a kind and compassionate person, Bismuth is very aggressive and over-ambitious. She has a strong fixation upon justice, originating from her service in the rebellion. Her opinion of justice is blunt, as she believes Homeworld is evil for their actions as a warlike society bent on wiping out organic life, but believes killing in service to justice is always right, which ultimately makes her opinion similar to theirs, if not completely the same. Bismuth has a twisted sense of right and wrong, bordering on a completely black and white view of the world. All the people who serve the Crystal Gems are considered good by her, while those who oppose it, even those who are forced against their will, are pure evil. Her twisted view of justice has caused a level of distrust towards her by her own teammates, Rose Quartz and Steven, as she designed weapons (such as the Breaking Point) with the intent of shattering opposing Gems and failed to see the hypocrisy in using Homeworld's tactics against them. This is what led to her being poofed, bubbled, and hidden away by Rose Quartz, and later Steven. If nothing else, Bismuth is ultimately convinced that she is doing the right thing in what she does, but her actions tend to be similar, if not completely the same, to those of the people she believes to be evil.

However, Bismuth also seemed to have some limits, respecting her Rose Quartz's benevolence and making fair and square weaponry. She is aware of the fact that The Great Diamond Authority is without any moral reserve, and despises them due their mistreatment of Gemkind and for being arrogant. Bismuth wants there to be no Gem hierarchy, due to the fact because she is of low class and was expected only to serve, be submissive and obedient. She has problems with elite-class Gems, particularly their loose morals, and implies they get everything and Bismuth herself gets nothing. Her love of freedom has inspired her to take actions that would incite more hatred against the Gem Homeworld, in the hopes of being able to start more rebellions. While being merciless if not cruel towards her enemies, Bismuth herself has admitted that, despite her own willingness to kill if it comes to it, isn't evil, and is determined to make her goals a reality. She is not above using dishonorable methods to reach her goals. She was shown to be both self-serving and duplicitous, going behind the back of Rose Quartz to make weapons of mass destruction in secret (the creation of the Breaking Point).

Despite this, Bismuth possesses great charisma, able to inspire many to fight for Rose's cause. Bismuth keeps her beliefs and duty to the Earth close to heart. She is shown to be level-headed and easy-going in her free time and has a desire to be useful to her friends. When she presents herself in a calm way, Bismuth has a very relaxed, upbeat, and cheerful personality, and is eager to help out people in need. Even Amethyst, who was suspicious that she wasn't informed of Bismuth, softened her stance on her, despite her otherwise apprehension towards her. Despite this, she has a cold calculating side which can often lead to her making a blunt (but accurate) analysis of a person or situation. In the end, she was shown to have good intentions and tried to help Rose Quartz to become more realistic, as she was shown to deeply care for her and didn't want to lose the war. Overall, taking into account her simplistic view of the world and sometimes childish behavior, Bismuth has quite an immature personality with a streak of emotional instability.

Bismuth has an aggressive personality, even when being affectionate. When she sees her friends Pearl and Garnet, she immediately pulls them in for bone-crushing hugs. Her manner-of-speaking is blunt and to-the-point, and she acts without gaining consensus from the group surrounding her. She enjoys fighting: she reminisces fondly on the battles she and Garnet fought together against Homeworld's army, for example, and she loves to spar. When confronted, she attacks first and asks questions later.



History

Bismuth fought in the Rebellion alongside the Crystal Gems. She made all of the weapons used by the Crystal Gems during the Rebellion.

At some point before the war ended, she was poofed by Rose, bubbled, and placed inside of Lion's Dimension. Approximately 5,300 years later, Steven frees her from the bubble by accident. After regenerating, she was confused where all of the other Crystal Gems were.

Bismuth was brought to the Strawberry Battlefield where she learned how long she was inactive for and that she, Pearl, and Garnet are the only survivors of the rebellion still around in the present day.

Bismuth then shows them the forge and how she makes weapons. Later, Bismuth is poofed by Steven for the same reason Rose poofed her. The Breaking Point, a shattering weapon, was considered bad and needed to be stopped.

Abilities

Bismuth has all the powers of a normal Gem, including the ability to invoke a weapon, shapeshifting, and superhuman strength.

Unique Abilities

  • Weapon Hands: Bismuth is able to shapeshift both of her hands into several types of weapons, such as hammers or scythes. They are used as both an offensive attack or to pound materials when creating weapons.

Skillset

  • Skilled Craftsmanship: As shown is her debut, Bismuth is shown to build forge remarkably powerful weaponry and amazing structures such as arenas and spires. To add to this, she was a craftsman for Homeworld as well as the blacksmith for Rose's army.
    • Weapon Alteration: Bismuth is capable of creating upgrades for current weapons such as giving Garnet's gantlets spiked edges, turning Pearl's spear into a trident, and Amethyst's whip into a spiked flail.

Relationships

Pearl

Bismuth learns about the remainder of the war from Pearl. When Pearl starts to cry, Bismuth tells Pearl that she starts to cry whenever Pearl does, implying they had a close relationship previously. Pearl apologizes, but Bismuth says that it's okay, and they comfort each other.

Garnet

Bismuth is seen laughing with Garnet at the Temple. After learning about the war, Garnet walks over to comfort Bismuth, and the two hold hands.

Steven Universe

Initially confused by the prospect of Steven being a hybrid of human and gem, Bismuth came to accept Steven for who he was. Encouraging him to always do his best and to take pride in what he could do. She was even fond of partaking part in his kinds of activities, such as playing cards, cooking, eating, and even enjoying TV with him. However, later, upon Steven showing his distrust in the Breaking Point Bismuth develops a dislike for Steven and tries to "shatter" him after thinking he's just Rose in disguise. After the fight, she proclaims in a content voice that he's better than Rose before her physical form explodes.

Rose Quartz

Bismuth initially loved and was a fanatical follower of Rose and her doctrine. When she and Rose fought over ''The Breaking Point'', Bismuth was poofed and stored away in Lion's Mane. This lead to Bismuth garnering disdain for Rose. Believing her to be a ''liar'', as she cared for her enemies as well as her allies, to which Bismuth would've given no quarter to the former, and ''put her away'' and did not tell anyone.

Trivia

  • Bismuth's bubbled gemstone made an appearance in "Lion 3: Straight to Video" when Steven first discovered Lion's Dimension.
  • Bismuth is voiced by Uzo Aduba, an actress known for playing the character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix's original series Orange Is the New Black.
    • When Bismuth was asking about other Crystal Gems, she lists a few, one of which is named "Crazy Lace". This might be a reference to the character Aduba plays in the show above. At the same time, Crazy Lace is also a variety of agate.
  • Bismuth is extremely similar to the unknown gem that poofed Lapis Lazuli during the war in "Same Old World".
  • Bismuth was poofed roughly 5,300 years prior to the show, which is around the start of the Bronze Age.

Gemology

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  • Bismuth is an element with the symbol as Bi and an atomic number of 83.
  • Bismuth is not, in fact, a gem. Instead, it is a post-transition metal, a type of metal which is soft and brittle and has a lower melting point than other metals. Like many other metals, it has a crystal structure.
  • Bismuth is most often formed in hydrothermal vents and pegmatite dikes. It also occurs as massive and as waterworn nuggets in stream beds.
  • Crystals, which are uncommon, are usually flat hexagons occurring in parallel groupings.
  • Pseudocubic, hopper-like crystal groupings are almost never found in nature but are mostly laboratory-produced.
    • This Hoppering is caused when electrical attraction is higher along the edges of the crystal; this causes faster growth at the edges than near the face centers.[1]
    • This type of crystal is called Hopper Crystal, and hoppering has been noticed in many substances, including galena, rose quartz, gold, calcite, salt, and ice.
  • The bismuth crystal owes its array of colors from iridescent oxides that tarnish the crystal as it grows. Otherwise, bismuth will only appear as gray and metallic.
  • Bismuth is used for cosmetics, alloys, and medicines.

Gemstone

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Bismuth - Gem
Bismuth has a rectangular rainbow gem inside her chest. The gemstone itself is hollow, and each "layer" of the gemstone is a different color of the rainbow, starting pinkish/purple on the outside, and then forming a gradient to yellow in the center. There is a small swirling notch in the lower left-hand side of the gem preventing the hollowed out interior of the gem to form a perfect rectangle.

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References

ve Crystal Gems

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Redo PearlNav Redo SapphireNavv2 FusionTemplateGarnet3 RubyNavv3 AmethystNavNew
Peridorito Infobox Stereo Lapis Infobox Stereo Bismuth - Navi
Biggs Jasper Nav icon SnowflakeObsidianNavbox NavboxCrazyLaceFixed LarimarNAV
ConnieNavbox Lion head

Inactive

Redo RoseNav

ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven

Unfused Gems: AmethystBiggs JasperBismuthLapis LazuliLarimarPearlPeridotRubySapphireSnowflake Obsidian
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteCrazy Lace AgateGarnetMega PearlObsidian (Rose Quartz Fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStegStevonnieSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra Jasper (fusion)Giant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon JadeBluebird Azurite
Inactive Gems: Pink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: Angel Aura QuartzBig Bird • Biggs Jasper • BixbiteBlue Lace Agate • Cherry Quartz • Desert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleInvisible Gem Monster • Jasper • Lace Amethyst • Larimar • Lighthouse Gem Monster • Nephrite • Ocean JasperOrange SpodumenePlant MonsterPyramid Temple GemThe Slinker • Snowflake Obsidian • Tongue MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineZebra Jasper (singular)Others

Other Gems: Minor GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite-XJ Cut-763 • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Pink Diamond's EntourageUnknown Crystal Gems67 Elite CitrinesPyritesHessonites, Demantoids, and PyropesKyanites)

Gem Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

Comic Gems: Ant Gem MonsterClock Tower GemFrozen FragmentGlass GhostInvisible Manta RayMole Gem MonsterMolluskMonster Lizard GemObeliskOld Book GemPlant MonsterPerils of PweepweeRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterRed Eel MonsterScorching ShardSlime Gem MonsterSlug MonsterSnowbeastTentacle MonsterUnknown Giant Bird

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller
Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranPriyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanQuentin FrowneyRonaldo FrymanShepSour CreamSuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabCactus StevenHolo-PearlMagic MossSteven Jr.Watermelon Stevens

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfatherParents) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffKhajima, Jaime, and BrandishMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • Patricia and DanielRickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird Blob AliensUngulate AliensWorm AliensFlower-Like AliensMinor Alien Characters

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

Camp Pining Hearts: PaulettePercyPierre
Garnet's Universe: FoxmanHopperHoppyRingo
Golf Quest Mini: AceAce's Father
Li'l Butler: Li'l ButlerMr. MoneyMrs. MoneyDaughter Money • Dirtbike Money
Lonely Blade: Evil JanitorLonely BladeLonely Blade's Brother
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal ShrimpDrill ParasitesElectric SkullsFryboRed EyeRobot Shooty ThingSmoke MonsterVine Monsters
Alter Egos Billy Bank AssetsChunk TruckConcrete HeatDashing Danny DooberHandsome Hank HackleschmidtHowl JonesLoch Ness BloggsterPurple PumaSea WaspShark-O-ManiaTiger Millionaire
Attack the Light Blue LightGreen LightIndigo LightOrange LightRed LightViolet LightWhite LightYellow Light

Groups: Light ArmyBlue Monsters • Green Monsters • Indigo MonstersOrange MonstersRed Monsters

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotHessonite's Citrines
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsPebblesSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsSpeciesUnknown Gems
Gem Types Aquamarines • BismuthsDiamonds • GarnetsJades • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • PebblesPeridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes

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