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* [[Connie Maheswaran]] (Daughter)
 
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==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Most of what is known about her is learned in the episode "[[Fusion Cuisine]]", where she is shown to be a strict but loving parent. Her restrictive nature verges on overprotective and has caused [[Connie Maheswaran|Connie]] to miss out on ordinary pleasures most kids her age enjoy. For example, Connie is not allowed to eat food with high trans fat content, and as such has never eaten a doughnut. Connie stated that her mother doesn't understand how her favorite show, "[[Under the Knife]]" is [[wikipedia:Satire|satire]], and does not allow the show to be watched in her home. She is concerned with keeping up good appearances, and reminds Connie not to rest her head on the table.
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She is initially shown to be a strict but loving parent. Her restrictive nature verges on overprotective and has caused [[Connie Maheswaran|Connie]] to miss out on ordinary pleasures most kids her age enjoy. For example, Connie is not allowed to eat food with high trans fat content, and as such has never eaten a doughnut. Connie stated that her mother doesn't understand how her favorite show, "[[Under the Knife]]" is [[wikipedia:Satire|satire]], and does not allow the show to be watched in her home. She is concerned with keeping up good appearances, and reminds Connie not to rest her head on the table.
   
Connie is concerned that her mother would find the [[Crystal Gems]] weird and forbid her from seeing [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven]]. This indicates that she is (or Connie perceives her to be) a conservative individual. Despite the strange circumstances of the dinner, Dr. Maheswaran attempts to be cordial with [[Alexandrite]], and even chastises her husband for his joke about the bread sticks. She values honesty and her intuition, and is deeply upset when she learns Connie lied to her. She finds common ground with [[Greg Universe]] and the [[Crystal Gems]] when she observes the way they responsibly admonish Steven for his actions, and allows Connie to continue seeing him. She is very concerned with safety as said by herself and Connie and would do anything at all costs to keep it.
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Connie is concerned that her mother would find the [[Crystal Gems]] "weird" and forbid her from seeing [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven]]. This indicates that she is (or Connie perceives her to be) a conservative individual. Despite the strange circumstances of the dinner, Dr. Maheswaran attempts to be cordial with [[Alexandrite]], and even chastises her husband for his joke about the bread sticks. She values honesty and her intuition, and is deeply upset when she learns Connie lied to her. She finds common ground with [[Greg Universe]] and the [[Crystal Gems]] when she observes the way they responsibly admonish Steven for his actions, and allows Connie to continue seeing him. She is very concerned with safety as said by herself and Connie and would do anything at all costs to keep it.
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Later, she realizes her strictness is causing Connie to lie to her and keep secrets, as Connie fears punishment. She discusses this with Connie, and resolves to be less strict, and to have a more open relationship with her daughter.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===[[Connie Maheswaran|Connie]]===
 
===[[Connie Maheswaran|Connie]]===
 
[[File:Steven-universe-nightmare-hospital-episode-recap-review.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 
[[File:Steven-universe-nightmare-hospital-episode-recap-review.jpg|thumb|200px]]
Dr. Maheswaran is very protective of her daughter, Connie, demonstrated when she abruptly acted disgusted when Steven hugged Connie unexpectedly. In "[[Nightmare Hospital]]", it is mentioned that she makes it her business to know all of her activities as well as internet history. The episode also reveals that it is her work as a doctor that feeds into her overprotective nature of her daughter; seeing horrific injuries on a daily basis being what drives her to safeguard Connie at any cost - even her own freedom.
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Dr. Maheswaran is very protective of her daughter, Connie, demonstrated when she abruptly acted disgusted when Steven hugged Connie unexpectedly. In "[[Nightmare Hospital]]", she states that she makes it her business to know all of Connie's activities as well as internet history. The episode also reveals that it is her work as a doctor that feeds into her overprotective nature of her daughter; seeing horrific injuries on a daily basis is what drives her to safeguard Connie at any cost, even her own freedom.
   
However, she is shocked to find out that she didn't know as much about her daughter as she thought she did because Connie had started lying about her activities. This seemingly wounded her deeply and in the end the desire to earn her daughter's trust trumped over her overprotective nature. The two agreed to a less strict, and much more open, relationship in the end. As long as Connie would tell her the whole truth, she agreed to support her fully.
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However, she is shocked to find out that she didn't know as much about her daughter as she thought she did because Connie had started lying about her activities. This seemingly wounded her deeply and in the end the desire to earn her daughter's trust trumped over her overprotective nature. The two agreed to a less strict, and much more open relationship in the end. As long as Connie would tell her the whole truth, she agreed to support her fully.
   
===[[Mr. Maheswaran]]===
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===[[Mr. Maheswaran|Doug Maheswaran]]===
 
He is the husband of Dr. Maheswaran. They share very similar personalities and perspectives.
 
He is the husband of Dr. Maheswaran. They share very similar personalities and perspectives.
   
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Despite her initial dislike/distrust of Steven in "[[Fusion Cuisine]]", she seemed to warm up to him enough that in "[[Winter Forecast]]", she allowed him and [[Greg Universe|Greg]] to stay over so they didn't have to drive back during the snowstorm. In "[[Marble Madness]]", she also states that she doubts "Universe" is his real last name.
 
Despite her initial dislike/distrust of Steven in "[[Fusion Cuisine]]", she seemed to warm up to him enough that in "[[Winter Forecast]]", she allowed him and [[Greg Universe|Greg]] to stay over so they didn't have to drive back during the snowstorm. In "[[Marble Madness]]", she also states that she doubts "Universe" is his real last name.
   
After the events of "[[Nightmare Hospital]]", she recognizes just how much Steven's friendship means to her daughter; she was willing to disobey and lie to her mother just to be with him. Wanting to have a better, more honest relationship with Connie, she gives Steven her approval and allows [[Connie]] to spend time with him - regardless of any "magical [[Gems|Gem]] stuff" that might get involved.
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After the events of "[[Nightmare Hospital]]", she recognizes just how much Steven's friendship means to her daughter; she was willing to disobey and lie to her mother just to be with him. Wanting to have a better, more honest relationship with Connie, she gives Steven her approval and allows [[Connie]] to spend time with him, regardless of any "magical [[Gems|Gem]] stuff" that might get involved.
   
 
=== [[Greg Universe]] ===
 
=== [[Greg Universe]] ===
Dr. Maheswaran started out being skeptical towards Greg's abilities as a parent, but as of "[[Fusion Cuisine]]" she has started to respect him. In the episode "[[Winter Forecast]]" she and her husband even allow Steven and Greg to spend the night at their house to get out of the blizzard - much to Greg's delight.
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Dr. Maheswaran started out being skeptical towards Greg's abilities as a parent, but as of "[[Fusion Cuisine]]" she has started to respect him. In the episode "[[Winter Forecast]]", she and her husband even allow Steven and Greg to spend the night at their house to get out of the blizzard, much to Greg's delight.
   
 
==[[Episode Guide|Episode]] Appearances==
 
==[[Episode Guide|Episode]] Appearances==
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* In [[Nightmare Hospital|"Nightmare Hospital"]], a picture in her house shows her wearing what is likely a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghoonghat Ghunghat].
 
* In [[Nightmare Hospital|"Nightmare Hospital"]], a picture in her house shows her wearing what is likely a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghoonghat Ghunghat].
 
* "[[Fusion Cuisine]]" is the only episode in which she's addressed as "Mrs." rather than "Dr."
 
* "[[Fusion Cuisine]]" is the only episode in which she's addressed as "Mrs." rather than "Dr."
* In "[[Nightmare Hospital]]" she mentions that they use an abacus to measure out punishments for [[Connie]].
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* In "[[Nightmare Hospital]]", she mentions that they use an abacus to measure out punishments for [[Connie]].
 
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Revision as of 23:41, September 20, 2015

I just wanted to be a good mother, I— I just wanted to protect you.

—"Nightmare Hospital"

"Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran" is the mother of Connie Maheswaran, who made her debut, alongside her husband, in the episode "Fusion Cuisine".

Personality

She is initially shown to be a strict but loving parent. Her restrictive nature verges on overprotective and has caused Connie to miss out on ordinary pleasures most kids her age enjoy. For example, Connie is not allowed to eat food with high trans fat content, and as such has never eaten a doughnut. Connie stated that her mother doesn't understand how her favorite show, "Under the Knife" is satire, and does not allow the show to be watched in her home. She is concerned with keeping up good appearances, and reminds Connie not to rest her head on the table.

Connie is concerned that her mother would find the Crystal Gems "weird" and forbid her from seeing Steven. This indicates that she is (or Connie perceives her to be) a conservative individual. Despite the strange circumstances of the dinner, Dr. Maheswaran attempts to be cordial with Alexandrite, and even chastises her husband for his joke about the bread sticks. She values honesty and her intuition, and is deeply upset when she learns Connie lied to her. She finds common ground with Greg Universe and the Crystal Gems when she observes the way they responsibly admonish Steven for his actions, and allows Connie to continue seeing him. She is very concerned with safety as said by herself and Connie and would do anything at all costs to keep it.

Later, she realizes her strictness is causing Connie to lie to her and keep secrets, as Connie fears punishment. She discusses this with Connie, and resolves to be less strict, and to have a more open relationship with her daughter.

Relationships

Connie

File:Steven-universe-nightmare-hospital-episode-recap-review.jpg

Dr. Maheswaran is very protective of her daughter, Connie, demonstrated when she abruptly acted disgusted when Steven hugged Connie unexpectedly. In "Nightmare Hospital", she states that she makes it her business to know all of Connie's activities as well as internet history. The episode also reveals that it is her work as a doctor that feeds into her overprotective nature of her daughter; seeing horrific injuries on a daily basis is what drives her to safeguard Connie at any cost, even her own freedom.

However, she is shocked to find out that she didn't know as much about her daughter as she thought she did because Connie had started lying about her activities. This seemingly wounded her deeply and in the end the desire to earn her daughter's trust trumped over her overprotective nature. The two agreed to a less strict, and much more open relationship in the end. As long as Connie would tell her the whole truth, she agreed to support her fully.

Doug Maheswaran

He is the husband of Dr. Maheswaran. They share very similar personalities and perspectives.

Crystal Gems

She was initially suspicious of the Crystal Gems but has since grown to respect them as responsible guardians for Steven.

Steven Universe

Despite her initial dislike/distrust of Steven in "Fusion Cuisine", she seemed to warm up to him enough that in "Winter Forecast", she allowed him and Greg to stay over so they didn't have to drive back during the snowstorm. In "Marble Madness", she also states that she doubts "Universe" is his real last name.

After the events of "Nightmare Hospital", she recognizes just how much Steven's friendship means to her daughter; she was willing to disobey and lie to her mother just to be with him. Wanting to have a better, more honest relationship with Connie, she gives Steven her approval and allows Connie to spend time with him, regardless of any "magical Gem stuff" that might get involved.

Greg Universe

Dr. Maheswaran started out being skeptical towards Greg's abilities as a parent, but as of "Fusion Cuisine" she has started to respect him. In the episode "Winter Forecast", she and her husband even allow Steven and Greg to spend the night at their house to get out of the blizzard, much to Greg's delight.

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Trivia

    • A common Hindu name, it has the meanings of beautiful, beloved, loveable act and symbol.
  • According to Ian Jones-Quartey, Dr. Maheswaran is of Indian-American descent.[2]
  • In "Nightmare Hospital", a picture in her house shows her wearing what is likely a Ghunghat.
  • "Fusion Cuisine" is the only episode in which she's addressed as "Mrs." rather than "Dr."
  • In "Nightmare Hospital", she mentions that they use an abacus to measure out punishments for Connie.

References

Gallery

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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

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Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

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