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This article is about the Gem Rejuvenator. You may be looking for the Gem Destabilizer.

Homeworld used to use these things on Gems that started steppin' out of line. One hit with this... you're back to how they made you.

Bismuth, Steven Universe: The Movie

The Gem Rejuvenator is a Gem Weapon used by Spinel in Steven Universe: The Movie. It possesses the ability to strip Gems of their memories causing them to revert to their original selves.

Appearance

In its inactive state, the Rejuvenator is a small magenta grip with a pink switch approximately two inches below its hilt. Upon activation, a long dark-magenta pole extends from the grip with a gemstone-like object on the tip of the staff. From there two beams of pink energy extend from either side of the faux-gemstone with one of the beams coalescing into a short v-cut blade and the other becoming much longer and scythe-shaped. Sometimes bands of pink energy can be seen crackling around the blades.

Abilities

The Rejuvenator works similarly to a Gem Destabilizer as any Gems struck are poofed. However, upon reforming the Gems will not remember anything other than their original purposes. The affected Gems will also revert to their outfits when they were created. It is possible to restore their memories by recreating events and/or feelings that have had the greatest influences over those particular Gems.

Much like the Destabilizer, it is ineffective against non-Gems with no visible damage. However, it had a different effect on Steven who is a human-Gem hybrid: his gemstone took the brunt of the attack and his powers became severely weakened. For example, he was incapable of summoning his mother's shield for more than a few seconds and could not store objects in Lion's mane or bubble Spinel's gemstone after she was poofed. Even before he was depowered the Rejuvenator had been able to cut right through the shield.

History

According to Bismuth, it was once used by the Gem Homeworld to reset Gems that were seen to have defected. However, since the Gems were able to restore their memories from moments or events related to what influenced them most the Rejuvenator was discontinued in favor of other weapons and technology such as the Destabilizers and Shattering Robonoids. The only one known to exist in the present was Spinel's weapon of choice.

After Spinel made her introduction to the Crystal Gems she pulled the Rejuvenator from within her gemstone and used it to poof Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl in rapid succession before striking Steven with it though this only resulted in him seemingly experiencing the same effect he would receive from a Destabilizer. Spinel then hit Steven with it repeatedly before he managed to wrench it away and use it to poof her as well. Unfortunately the Rejuvenator's real effects started to show when the bubble Steven made to contain Spinel's gemstone popped leaving him unable to form another and his shield glitched out every time he summoned it; after showing it to his dad Greg Universe its effects were further seen when Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, Amethyst, and Spinel all reformed acting differently than before. Steven eventually learned he couldn't store the Rejuvenator in Lion's mane and had to carry it instead. When he went to Little Homeworld he showed it to Peridot who was puzzled by it before Bismuth explained what it was. Before Spinel went off the rails again she pushed Steven back making him drop the Rejuvenator which a reset Garnet picked up and activated; the sight of this sent her into a rage and she knocked him back further after he took the Rejuvenator from Garnet. When Spinel mockingly asked him to use it on her again Steven loudly denied the notion as he broke it over his knee; the Rejuvenator was then discarded and its remains were never seen again.

Trivia

  • According to Rebecca Sugar at a book signing Spinel was able to get the bio-poison, custom Injector and Rejuvenator she used to attack Earth and the Crystal Gems due to her status from her connections to Pink Diamond.
    • It is also unknown when Homeworld began to use and subsequently stopped using Rejuvenators.
      • It could be speculated they were used primarily in Era 1 since Bismuth recognized it but Peridot did not.
  • The film's Rejuvenator was based on a scythe which is associated with death in western cultures. However, a scythe is also used to reap mature crops enabling new ones to take their places.
    • This was used symbolically in the movie as it caused the "deaths" of the affected Gems' personalities but reset them so they were "reborn" with their original appearances and mindsets.
  • It shared many features with the futuristic weapons, especially lightsabers from Star Wars in that both weapons have blades made of pure energy which can slice through most materials and are extendable and collapsible via a button on the hilt; both weapons start as small cylindrical grips that elongate into technologically-advanced versions of archaic weapons.
    • Peridot referenced this when asking if the Rejuvenator had a laser.
  • Gems who have their memories restored keep the same forms they had before being poofed by a Rejuvenator.

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Food & Beverages Bagel SandwichBeastChaaaapsCheese BallsColonel Kernel's Classic Creamed CornCookie CatDog-NutDrink UpDurian JuiceFantastic FriesFry BitsGuacolaHynes KetchupLion LickersMargarineNut-DogPizza BagelPop-PopPotato ChipsSadie's LunchesSpicy PretzelsSugar Shock Shut DownTogether BreakfastUbeWaflWhip It UpYummy Apple Juice
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Musical Instruments Amethyst's DrumsConnie's ViolinGarnet's KeytarGreg's GuitarPearl's ViolinSteven's UkuleleWarp Whistle
Weapons The Axes of AgesBreaking PointConnie's SwordGem DestabilizerGem RejuvenatorGem WeaponsLaser Light CannonPearl's SwordsQuartizine TrioRose's Sword
Holding Items Cheeseburger BackpackHot Dog Duffel BagRose's ScabbardRose's Treasure ChestTiger Millionaire's Suitcase
Vehicles Earth: Andy's Plane • Greg's Dondai SupremoGreg's VanHandmade SpaceshipInflatable RaftJenny's CarHot 2 TotOnion's MopedPearlbot • Steven's Bike • Steven's Car • S.S. MiseryThe Universe Mach 3

Homeworld: Aquamarine's ShipAttack PodDestiny DestroyerDiamond Palanquins (Blue Diamond's PalanquinPink Diamond's Palanquin) • Diamond Ships (Blue Diamond's ShipPink Diamond's ShipWhite Diamond's ShipYellow Diamond's Ship) • Emerald's Personal Shuttle • Escape PodGem Warship • Hessonite's Warship • Homeworld Dropship (Ancient Gem Colony Ship) • Roaming Eye
Crystal Gems: Gem DrillGem Sloop
Off Colors: Sun IncineratorStar Skipper

Rides The AppalachianHyper SpaceJelly JigglerThe TeacupsTsunami
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Arcade Games: Chrono Panic 4Meat Beat ManiaPunch BuddyRace RushRoad KillerSkee BallTeens of RageVirtua Teens of RageWhacker ManWhacker Man Jr.

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Movies Dogcopter 3Evil Bear 2: Bearly Alive • Lonely Blade (Lonely Blade IVLonely Blade V)
Toys Bass Fish Toy • Water GunMinor Toys

Plush Toys: Master of Ceremonies Bear Bear • M.C. Bear Bear • Mr. Queasy • Peridot's Alien • Playful KittySir Bearington
Action Figures: B.O.Y.S.G.A.L.S. (Explorer Gal) • G.U.Y.S. (Dave Guy • Ranger Guy)
Props: Cluster PuppetGiant Cellphone PropJungle BucksWall Street Newspaper Prop

Machines Homeworld Machines: Red EyeInjectors (Spinel's Injector) • Shattering RobonoidsShell
Peridot's Machines: Crystal Gems: Attack DronesPeribotVisor Robonoids
Homeworld: Robonoids (Flask RobonoidsHand RobonoidPlug Robonoids)
Other Machines: Robot Shooty Thing
Misc. Items Aquamarine's WandThe Armor of the FallenBeach City StageBlue Diamond's Personal EffectsConnie's Glow BraceletChalkboardCurrencyDiamond CommunicatorDuct TapeFryboGiant PennyGreg and Rose's PictureGreg's Music CollectionG.U.Y.S. DispenserHarpoon GunThe Heretic's AnguishLimb EnhancersLubitz Cardioid Condenser 680Metal MuttMr. Universe ShirtNietzche's BreakdownOld Gem PaintingOnion's Birthday TapePearl's TreePeridot's Voice RecorderPink Diamond's Personal EffectsPink Pearl's Ribbon WandReplicator WandRonaldo's PhoneRose Quartz's Video TapeRose's Battle FlagSea PalsSpace Train to the CosmosSteven's Birthday SuitSteven's MugSteven's PhoneSteven's TVSteven's Video Game SystemsTag Team BeltTelescopeTemple GateTubeTubeT-Shirt CannonVIP(IZZA)Weirdstar.StreamYellow Diamond Signal Flare
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