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You really expect us to dance and sing like Pearls? Forget it, Steven Universe. You've already got a Lapis doing what you want, and look how dull it's made her. Or was she always this pitiful?

—"Why So Blue?"
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Lapis Lazuli, also known as "Mean" Lapis in the credits, is a Homeworld Gem who debuted in "Why So Blue?". Alongside a navel-gem Lapis Lazuli, the two were still terraforming planets even after Steven's message of dismantling Homeworld's oppressive empire.

Appearance

"Mean" Lapis has light azure blue skin as well as medium-blue hair that is styled in a short, curly bob with flat bangs. Her outfit consists of a blue top with dark blue details, as well as a blue diamond insignia in a different shade of blue. She also has a long blue skirt, blue eyes, and is barefoot. Her gemstone is located on her left shoulder.

Personality

"Mean" Lapis was originally completely bought into the idea of destroying worlds for fun, alongside her partner, After Steven and Lapis Lazuli showed her dancing, she became embarrassed and judgemental due to her partner becoming warmer on the idea of living peacefully. After the Crystal Gem Lapis fought them, she was shown to be very impressed with her, and, along with the other Homeworld Lapis, was willing to serve Lapis as if she were her Diamond. After Steven and the Crystal Gem Lapis go back to Little Homeschool, "Nice" Lapis goes after Steven and Lapis. However, at the end of the episode, "Mean" Lapis is nowhere to be seen, hinting that she may not want to leave as peacefully as her partner does.

History

"Why So Blue?"

She and Nice Lapis are still terraforming the unnamed planet when Steven and Lapis arrive, having ignored the changes of Era 3. She is unwilling to change her ways and is dismissive of Steven and Lapis' attempts to demonstrate other ways of utilizing their hydrokinesis. She agrees to stop terraforming and leave the planet after Lapis overpowers them, stating how impressed she is with Lapis' show of strength.

Abilities

"Mean" Lapis possesses standard Gem abilities including fusion, superhuman strength/durability, and agelessness. She is exceptionally powerful, especially when she is near the ocean. She can also create objects out of water.

Natural Abilities

  • Enhanced Strength: "Mean" Lapis has superhuman strength, enabling her to use enough power to attack her enemies. This was shown in "Why So Blue?" 

Unique Abilities

  • Hydrokinesis: "Mean" Lapis has immense power over water and liquid material.  Like the Crystal Gem Lapis Lazuli, she can form water into various constructs that she can control, including hands to smite enemies or use as a platform, chains to entangle or trap enemies with, divide the sea to make a path.
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    "Mean" Lapis' Hydrokinesis

  • Water Generation: In addition to manipulating existing liquid, "Mean" Lapis can generate a certain amount of water from her gem. It is unknown whether the water is somehow stored within her gemstone, or if she simply condensed the water molecules in the air into a liquid form.
  • Water Wings: "Mean" Lapis can summon and remove water wing-like constructs, which can propel her at high velocities as an evasive maneuver or as a method of transportation. Her wings have allowed her to fly between planets.

Episode Appearances


Relationships

Lapis Lazuli

At first, "Mean" Lapis makes fun of her alongside "Nice" Lapis, yet after the fight between the Lapides, "Mean" Lapis seems to hold a level of respect for her.

Steven Universe

At first, "Nice" and "Mean" Lapis think they should only half-listen to him since he is half-Diamond. After he gives "Nice" Lapis the brochure for Little Homeschool. At the end of the episode, this shows that only "Nice" Lapis attended Little Homeschool. On the other half, "Mean" Lapis refuses.

"Nice" Lapis

At first, Mean Lapis makes fun of Crystal Gem Lapis Lazuli, alongside her partner "Nice" Lapis. Crystal Gem Lapis Lazuli explains how creative they can get besides destroying worlds. While Lapis explains how creative they can get, both Steven and Lapis dance. This results in "Nice" Lapis beginning to dance while "Mean" Lapis signals her with a judgemental and embarrassed expression to stop her. Later in the episode, both Lapides participate in a battle with Crystal Gem Lapis. Both work as a duo together to attack her.

Trivia

  • "Mean" Lapis acts similarly to a stereotypical 'mean girl'. She pressures "Nice" Lapis and is dismissive and condescending towards Lapis. Additionally, "Nice" Lapis acts as a sort of 'follower' for her.

Gemstone

Image Description
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Lapis Lazuli's gemstone is located on her left shoulder. It appears to be cut like a pear cabochon. It has a silver ring, which is hidden inside her body.

Gallery

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References

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