- Main article: Lars Barriga
DISCLAIMER: His history in the series' canon will not include the pilot episode because it's considered as non-canon and not part of the continuity as such.
Lars is the only son of Dante and Martha Barriga. Growing up, he would often eat ube. He was friends with Ronaldo Fryman, the two of them founding the Beach City Explorer's Club. They established their clubhouse in The Lighthouse, Lars carving his name into the wall. As Lars was hit by a board, Ronaldo managed to snap a picture. Disliking how he looked in the picture, Lars tried to tear himself out, accidentally destroying the photo in the process. This ended his and Ronaldo's friendship.
Lars becomes annoyed by Steven's crying and whining after he discovers that Cookie Cats are being discontinued. Lars concludes that the ice cream brand could not compete with Lion Lickers. He mocks Steven, telling him that he should just make more ice cream with his "magic belly button". Later on, outside of the Big Donut, Amethyst destroys a garbage container. Lars finds the garbage container in two pieces, shouting "AGAIN?".
Lars can be seen standing outside of the Big Donut, staring at the incoming Red Eye.
Lars is shocked to see one of Steven's fingers is a cat. He roughly pokes the cat, causing it to bite him. When Steven states that his cat finger does not have any friends, Lars teasingly says that he is just like Steven.
Lars makes fun of Steven when he is trapped inside of his bubble with Connie Maheswaran. Lars asks him if it is his "magic love bubble" and assumes that Steven is in love with Connie. Lars presses his face against the bubble, pulling faces with his tongue. Sadie tells Lars to quit being a jerk, but Lars replies by stating he is helping Steven on his "date". Lars and Sadie get into an argument, which causes Sadie to push him. Some time afterward, Lars presses his face against the bubble once more and makes kissing faces with his lips to tease Steven.
Lars shows up to many of the Beach City Underground Wrestling shows with Sadie. Sadie brings up how Tiger Millionaire looks like Steven, but Lars does not see it. Lars is seen being amazed by many of Tiger Millionaire's tricks, laughing at his opponents' failures. Lars finds it funny when Tiger Millionaire seemingly buys everyone sodas and then spills them all on the ground. Lars runs up to Tiger and asks for him to sign his soda, but the latter knocks it out of his hands. Lars then walks away, disappointed. At later shows, Lars holds up a sign saying "TIGER IS A JERK" for what he did to him. When it is up to Tiger Millionaire and Purple Puma to save wrestling, Lars cheers them on and says that he loves Tiger after the duo wins.
Steven, aged into an older man, asks for two of the usual order he gets from the Big Donut. However, Lars does not recognize him. When the older man claims to be Steven, yelling that he is old, Lars comments "and nuts". Lars looks amused when Steven asks for him and Sadie to fit him in his birthday suit.
Lars leans up against Fish Stew Pizza, waiting for the Cool Kids to exit the building. Steven approaches him, which causes Lars distress because he believes Steven will embarrass him in front of them. Lars tells Steven that he is just "playing it cool", and looks concerned when Steven states that they are alike. Steven believes that Lars is just too shy to go in and order pizza, so he starts walking towards building, causing Lars to stop him. Steven points out Jenny, Buck, and Sour Cream, and Lars says that he will probably hang out with them at some point. Lars tells Steven that the plan is to look cool and wait for them to approach him.
When the Cool Kids begin to approach them, Lars becomes worried and tells Steven to act natural. The kids walk by, which angers Lars; he lashes out at Steven by telling him his hair was blocking him. Steven tries to fix things by going over and talking to the kids himself, which makes Lars even angrier. Lars watches Steven talk to the Cool Kids from a distance, believing that he will wreck his intentions. Steven calls Lars over, which makes him try to act cooler in front of the group. After learning that the Cool Kids invited them along for a ride, Lars tells him not to ruin anything with his "lame shtick".
In Jenny's Car, Lars points out the snake on his shirt. Buck Dewey says that the snake is nasty, making Lars pretend that he hates snakes as well. Steven tells everyone that it is time to buckle up, causing Lars to tell him to quit being lame, which makes Sour Cream annoyed. At the Big Donut, Buck and Jenny both express how they believe the shop is rundown, and when Steven tries to explain the Lars works there, Lars coughs loudly over Steven's voice. At the Dead Man's Mouth, Lars tells Steven to stop being lame again when the group wants to explore the area. Steven tries to prevent the Cool Kids from entering the lake due to Rose Quartz's Magic Moss. Lars asks Steven what his deal is, and struggles to break free from Steven's grip, who is holding him back so he does not enter the lake.
Lars falls back in fear when he sees the moss engulfing the other Cool Kids. Lars and Steven try to rip the moss off of their bodies, but to no avail. Lars believes that everything that happened is Steven's fault, and calls Rose weird, which enrages Steven. Ashamed, Lars helps Steven takes the Cool Kids to the car, and he drives them to the top of the hill. At the hill, the moss starts to engulf them as well, but the rising sun causing the moss to bloom into flowers and save the kids. Lars tries to credit Steven for saving them, and hive fives his chest. However, Lars soon becomes embarrassed by the two of them touching each other's chests.
Lars appears in the fake Beach City that Rose's Room creates for Steven. At the Big Donut, Lars stands smiling next to Sadie. They both talk at the same time, saying the same things. They give Steven his donuts and leave the building through the back door without walking, saying they love Steven.
At the Big Donut, Lars makes fun of Steven when he sees that Steven's "battle damage" is a tiny scratch. Lars tells Steven to toughen up, and that if he were not so modest, he would reveal his six-pack. Lars then struggles to open a can of sardines, so he has Sadie easily open it for him. Lars and Sadie agree to join Steven's gym later.
Lars is seen doing crunches while Steven holds down his feet. The two later ask for Steven to join them in working out because, according to Lars, all Steven has been doing was singing some "dumb song". The ground starts to shake which concerns Lars, and he falls off of the monkey bars when Sugilite emerges. After Pearl causes Sugilite to unfuse, Lars is confused as to what he just witnessed.
Lars is annoyed that Steven ran into the Big Donut and washed his mouth with the soda dispenser, getting soda all over the floor. Lars walks over and slips on the soda. He fakes an injury by telling Sadie that his back is too hurt to clean the soda. Lars then exaggerates his injury to get out of doing any work and successfully gets the day off by Sadie
Later on, Sadie tells Steven that in the break room, she and Lars watch TV together and sometimes Lars even covers for her so she does not miss her show. Sadie goes on to explain that she thinks Lars is a good guy once one gets to know him. She says when a video game Lars wanted had come out, Sadie stood in line for seven hours for him since he was banned from the store. However, when she got to his house, he cleaned up his room a little and got Sadie her favorite oyster crackers, and they spent the night together.
Lars invites the Cool Kids over to his house to play on his trampoline when Sadie and Steven arrive to bring donuts to make him feel better. Lars tells the kids that he got the whole day off by faking a back injury, which makes Sadie breakdown into tears.
The next day, Lars walks into the Big Donut, still faking the injury to try and get another day off. Sadie gives Lars a donut laced with Fire Salt, which causes his face to swell up and violent breathe a stream of fire. Lars panics and flees the store and looks for anything to cool his mouth down with. Lars becomes angry when Steven reveals that he was the one behind the prank. When the fire finally stops, Lars struggles to speak. Steven gets the fire donut out of Lars' throat by pushing below his diaphragm. Ashamed, Lars approaches Sadie and wishes to help her clean up the mess that he caused.
Lars and Sadie set up tables outside of the Big Donut for the summer. Lars is excited about all of the "out-of-town summer babes traveling without their boyfriends". Lars is excited about the idea of getting a girl's number. Lars tells Steven that next time he sees him, it will be around the arm of a woman. In The Mirror, Lapis Lazuli uses her memories of what Lars said to Steven to communicate.
As the Beach City citizens talk about how the summer will not be good with the ocean gone, Lars is sad that all of the "beach babes" won't come to the town. When the ocean floods in at the end of the episode, Lars shouts "yes! Babe City, here we com-" before being pushed into the water by Sadie. Lars later joins the townsfolk in cheering on Steven and Connie.
Lars sleeps at the counter of the Big Donut. Sadie goes to get Steven a donut and accidentally falls onto him, causing him to wake up with a cranky attitude. Sadie warns Lars that he could get fired, but it does not bother him since he is sick of working, and wants to go somewhere new. This notion gives Steven the idea to take Lars and Sadie to Mask Island.
Lars is only more annoyed when they arrive on the island since they live on a beach, which makes the location nothing special to see. Steven tells Lars that he was on the island to look for a Corrupted Gem, leading him to look for the exit. According to Lars, "If I'm going to be bored out of my mind, and possibly die, I'm gonna go to work, and get paid for it". After the trio are not able to locate the Warp Pad to bring them back to Beach City, Lars is furious. He then looks for a reception so he can use his phone. The next day, Lars is still walking around the island, looking for a signal. After being threatened by Sadie, Lars agrees to cook the fish she catches.
That night, Lars cooks the fish. The taste of the fish pleases Sadie, which makes Lars happy. Steven sings "Be Wherever You Are", which showcases a montage of the group's adventures while being stuck on the island. One day, a giant fish emerges from the ocean and bites Sadie's arm. Lars helps her out by grabbing onto her and pulling her towards the land. At night, Sadie is shown wrapping Lars's arm in material from his pant leg; the two seem happy together. When it is time for them to sleep, Lars hugs cuddles with Sadie and kicks Steven away when he gets close.
One morning, Sadie finds Lars once more looking for a signal on his phone. Out of frustration, he throws his phone into the ocean. Sadie comforts Lars as he begins to breakdown; he wonders if they will ever make it off of the island. Lars and Sadie then share a kiss but are interrupted by Steven, who is revealed to have been watching them.
When the Corrupted Gem appears, Lars is shown to be scared, and he goes to Sadie for protection. He cries hysterically, wishing to go home instead of facing the threat of an invisible monster. Sadie reveals that she hid the Warp Pad under leaves, which makes Lars livid. He yells at her for tricking him and making him go through all of that emotional pain. The two get into an argument, and Sadie slaps Lars into a pit of mud where the monster is. After Sadie poofs the monster, Lars admits that she did a good job fighting against it.
Lars is seen sweeping in the Big Donut.
Lars leaves the Big Donut listening to music on his head phones and eating a donut, leaving Sadie to close the store by herself. When Lars and Sadie go to open the store the next day, Steven and Sadie go inside to watch a VHS tape Steven found, leaving Lars confused. Lars opens the door telling Sadie they need to open up but backs out slowly seeing watery-eyed Steven and Sadie. Steven pats Lars on the chest the same way he did in "Lars and the Cool Kids", and Lars asks about what they had watched.
Lars and Sadie are having a conversation when Stevonnie enters the Big Donut. Not realizing that they are a fusion of Steven and Connie, Lars is attracted to them. He nervously takes their order and even blushes. Lars agrees with Sadie to give them donuts for free.
When Garnet tells Steven that there is a possibility Lars will give him a high five, Steven startles Lars when he is carrying a pitcher full of hot coffee. Lars drops the pitcher, but Garnet stands in front of Steven to save him from being burned. Lars makes sure Garnet is okay, but the hot liquid does not affect her.
The episode begins with Lars waiting outside the Big Donut for Sadie so that they can lock up for the night. With a surprise, he finds Steven, who mentions attending a party thrown by Ronaldo. Lars retorts Steven's response by mocking Ronaldo. Sadie finally comes outside where she and Steven are ready to attend Ronaldo's party which comes to a surprise to him. Lars immediately closes the Big Donut and quickly joins the two. At the Lighthouse, Ronaldo greets everyone with a disguise, not noticing that Lars tagging along with them, which makes Ronaldo uncomfortable.
Ronaldo decides to play a horror flick. While Lars, Sadie, and Ronaldo are watching the movie, the power goes off. Immediately, everyone starts to get more freaked out when objects around the house begin the float. While everyone is questioning the Lighthouse motives, Ronaldo begins to think that it is a poltergeist and that its haunting everyone because of Lars. Lars quickly starts to mock Ronaldo idea, while pleading with Sadie to ditch the rest thinking it is a game, elaborated by Steven and Ronaldo. The lighthouse somehow kidnaps Sadie, and the basement door opens.
As the rest go downstairs, Steven begins to feel emotions from something, and when they finally reach the end, Lars' name is carved into the wall. Ronaldo faces Lars and angrily exclaims that it should have been him who was kidnapped, and not Sadie. The beating structure then forms a mouth just below it. Ronaldo puts Lars in a headlock and makes his way towards the mouth, lifting Lars up with the intent to sacrifice him in exchange for Sadie. Lars pleads to Ronaldo, saying that they used to be friends, but Ronaldo quickly remarks that he threw him and their friendship away as he throws Lars into the mouth.
Steven retrieves Lars, simultaneously saving Sadie, and destroys the mouth which is revealed to be a gem. The gem then produces a form of a flashback memory, showing Ronaldo and Lars back when they were friends. Both boys were part of a club called Beach City Explorer Club, but tension rose when Lars tried to carve his name into the Lighthouse gem, which retaliates by sending a board to hit Lars from across the room, which is captured on camera by Ronaldo. Afraid that his best friend wants to release an embarrassing picture of him, Lars rips up the photo. This action makes Ronaldo furious, which is what ruins their friendship.
After the gem concludes the memory, it is bubbled by Steven. While everyone makes sure Sadie is okay, Steven tells Sadie he will walk her home while Ronaldo and Lars are left to clear things up. Ronaldo tells Lars he was not trying to make him look bad, but Lars attempts to avoid the conversation by exiting the Lighthouse. Ronaldo asks him to take it down a notch, a callback to what Lars said to him earlier, which causes Lars to blush, and the star closes in on him.
Lars is seen listening to music at the Big Donut while Steven is putting up flyers for his dad's guitar lessons. Buck walks into the Big Donut, which gets Lars' attention. Buck orders a Caprese salad, and when Sadie begins to tell Buck they only sell donuts, Lars' assures Buck that he will make Buck a salad and runs to the back. Sadie yells after Lars that they do not even have vegetables at the Big Donut.
Lars is later seen walking in town when he is hit with a Guitar Dad T-shirt by Buck and Steven. At first, he thinks the shirt is garbage, but when he notices that Buck made it, he accepts the shirt and thanks Buck for it. Lars is then seen at Mayor Dewey's bench commemoration. While there, Steven begins launching T-shirts at everyone with a design of a picture Buck made for his father when he was a child. This makes Lars, Jenny, and Sour Cream laugh.
As Mayor Dewey and Steven drive through the city, they stop at the Big Donut--where Lars and Sadie are cleaning all the melted ice cream from the power outage. Later, Lars is seen with the crowd of people forming a mob, blaming Mayor Dewey for his failure to bring back the power.
Lars is seen evacuating the city with the rest of the Beach City residents.
Lars can be seen sleeping outside the Big Donut while Sadie is cleaning.
Lars can be seen in the crowd with Sadie, watching Mayor Dewey's play.
The episode begins with Steven handing out flyers for Beach-a-Palooza. When Lars leaves the Big Donut, he is greeted by Steven, who tries to hand him a flyer. Lars ignores him.
Lars is later seen watching the performances with the Cool Kids, while Sadie begins to feel super nervous she looks into the crowd, noticing Lars and the other waiting for her performance. Because of this, Steven takes her place as the mystery guest by singing her song, which catches everyone's attention--except for Lars, who is busy with his phone.
In Steven's fantasy where he does not get his donut, he imagines Lars embezzling one. He is also a part of the crowd of people who are confused about where Steven is.
Steven is at the Big Donut surveying Lars and Sadie, asking which animal would be the laziest between a koala and a sloth. Sadie asks Lars if he has plans for tomorrow since the store is closing, and she asks him to come over to her house to watch a movie. Lars denies her invitation instead of telling her he will see if Buck is doing anything. Steven approaches Lars, asking him why he denied Sadie. He tells Steven that he is not interested in Sadie romantically and Steven objects, telling Lars he is lying. This makes Lars angry, and he tells Steven to back off.
Steven is then seen sleeping at night dreaming about Lars when he goes inside Lars' body using his astral projection powers. He wakes up in Lars' room and begins to head downstairs where he meets Lars' parents. At first, Lars' parents seem bit nervous acknowledging their son, they address Steven by Lars' full name (Laramie) and want to talk about Lars report card. They ask Lars for a little effort in his school as Lars promises to do his best at being their son.
Steven, proud to be in Lars's body, walks around Beach City singing, even freaking out Onion. Steven then runs into the Cool Kids and begins to act cool around them, getting Lars an invitation to their dance group, which he kindly refuses because he has something that he has to do.
He runs to Sadie's house, Sadie answers the door with annoyance and looks up at "Lars", who asks her if she still wants to hang out. Sadie at first seems annoyed but apologizes and lets Lars in to pick a horror flick, for which he chooses a movie called Fangs of Love. At the end of the film, Steven starts to get more emotional, and he and Sadie begin to share their feelings with one another, with Sadie wanting to know if how Lars feels about her. Steven, as Lars, admits that he loves Sadie which turns her off, making her think that he is playing with her feelings. As she throws Steven out of her house, Steven admits he is not Lars, but Steven in Lars' body. It takes some seconds for Sadie to believe in that because she knows Lars would never apologize, then the both question whether Lars is in Steven's body.
Steven and Sadie begin to run towards the Temple, be followed by The Cool Kids, and Lars' parents. When they finally reach Steven's body, they start to wake him up by slapping him, in the process shocking everybody, and having both Steven and Lars switch back. Lars is shocked to find out that he and Steven had switched minds, and Lars yells in anger that he was acting weird all day and they liked it. Lars seems to calm down for a second but then yells.
The next day at the Big Donut, Steven tries to apologize to Lars by giving him a card with koala and a sloth. Lars still depressed begins to cringe when he finds out that Steven admits that Lars loved Sadie, Lars then asks Sadie's response which was that this was only something that Lars would say to hurt her, Lars sadly admits and then confesses that is why everyone liked Steven-Lars better than the real Lars. Steven says that not everyone did when Sadie walks in, greeting the two. Lars runs over to Sadie, and Sadie asks Lars if he thinks it was a weird day yesterday. Sadie says that it is nice to see the real him, and Lars invites Sadie over to his place for a movie, which Sadie accepts, and Steven smiles at them.
In order to get free donuts, Amethyst shapeshifts into Lars.
Lars and Sadie both pass by Zoltron booth, contemplating whether or no they should skip work and watch movies at Sadie's house. They both decide to ask Zoltron (Steven in disguise). Zoltron tells them they should go to work because Lars likes to do a good job, and having people depend on him, which makes Lars blush. Zoltron continues, saying that even though Sadie likes to take charge, she will still be impressed with all of Lars' effort. Both Lars and Sadie begin to feel uncomfortable, questioning how Zoltron knows their names. They both leave, heading to the Big Donut.
Steven tries to find people to hang out with, scrolling past Lars' name (which had three different numbers).
While Connie is patrolling Beach City, she uses her binoculars to see Lars and Sadie both sitting on a bench. Lars is then seen with Sadie, waiting in line for the Crystal Temps to perform their car wash routine. Lapis and Peridot start fighting over control, beginning to unleash a chaotic incident that chases Lars and the others away.
Lars is seen watching an underground wrestling match, cheering on Tiger Millionaire and Purple Puma. Once Purple Puma announces she is retiring from wrestling, so does Tiger Millionaire. This upsets many fans, especially Lars. Lars is still depressed from Tiger Millionaire retirement while working, still unaware that Steven is Tiger Millionaire. When Steven tells him Tiger quit because of Puma, Lars says just because Purple Puma quits doesn't mean Tiger has to, which gives Steven the idea to continue his wrestling legacy without Amethyst--instead by going as "Tiger Philanthropist".
Steven returns to the Big Donut, wanting to hear Lars' opinion of the previous night's match. To his surprise, he discovers that Lars found Tiger Millionaire's new identity "lame" and out of character, referring to it as "the sequel no one asked for". Steven is confused about what angle Lars would like for the persona, and Lars is unable to give a clear answer, angrily commanding Steven to get out of the store and stop asking him about his personal life and opinions.
Lars is seen with Sadie watching another match, as Tiger claims it will be his final act of wrestling, everyone in the crowd, including Lars, boos. Purple Puma then comes to the rescue, arguing that if Tiger is going to finish with a bang, they should do it together. Steven and Amethyst willingly allow themselves to be crushed, and when Tiger Philanthropist is struck to the ground, Lars is distressed. He runs to the ring, calling for the match to stop, but is carried out by a security guard, crying that it had just gotten good and that they should not quit now.
Lars reveals his secret talent for cooking when Steven tries some of Lars' pumpkin bread and likes it. Buck invites Lars, Steven, and Sadie to a potluck, and Steven encourages Lars to come to show everyone his cooking skills. Lars just can't decide on what to bake. Steven suggests a Ube cake roll. Lars makes it, but it is so good, Steven and Sadie devour it on the spot, forcing Lars to make another one.
That night, Lars fails to show up for the potluck. By the end of the episode, his whereabouts are still unknown.
Lars is still missing, and Steven starts to get worried, especially when more people disappear, including Sadie and Onion. Eventually, he finds out that two gems, Topaz and Aquamarine are behind the disappearances. Lars is being held captive by Topaz in her fused body.
Steven and the Crystal Gems attempt to free the captured humans, but are outmatched by Topaz and Aquamarine. Steven eventually surrenders and convinces Aquamarine that he is Rose Quartz. He offers to go to Homeworld with her willingly if she lets the humans go. Aquamarine agrees, but instead of escaping with the others, Lars hides in the corner of the ship and is taken into space as well.
Lars and Steven are both trapped inside Topaz, on board Aquamarine's ship bound for Homeworld. They try to get their hands on some Gem Destabilizers, but this fails. Seeing no way out, Lars and Steven begin to open up to each other. Lars asks Steven why he thinks he is capable of helping him and doing these tasks successfully, classing himself as a "wuss" who is easily afraid, unlike Steven. Steven disagrees, as he is afraid of the situation right now.
The sentiment shared from being together causes Topaz to come to herself for the same reason, adding how her stoic behavior toward missions masks her true feelings. For a moment, it seems like Steven and Lars might convince Topaz to help them escape, but Aquamarine foils the plan and the two are taken to Homeworld, where the Topazes take them in separate directions.
When Steven is put on trial by Blue and Yellow Diamond, Lars is brought into the courtroom by Yellow Zircon as evidence of human incompetence. When Blue Zircon begins to question the circumstances behind Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond, and accidentally accuses the other Diamonds of having a hand in the shattering of Pink Diamond, Yellow Diamond angrily poofs both Zircons. Blue Diamond interferes to calm Yellow Diamond down, and Lars and Steven use this opportunity to steal Blue Diamond's palanquin and escape the courtroom.
Lars and Steven are outside and find themselves hunted by Shattering Robonoids. They are found by a group of Off Color gems; the Rutile Twins, Padparadscha, Rhodonite and Fluorite. Although the gems are confused about humans, they sympathize with the two since they are also hunted by the robonoids for being defective.
When the robonoids find the old Kindergarten that the group uses as a hideout, Lars realizes the robonoids cannot see him since he does not have a gem for their scanners to detect. He finally shows a more courageous side of himself and attacks the robonoids. He manages to destroy several of them, but the last one explodes while he is sitting on top of it, sending him crashing into a wall--effectively killing him.
Distraught at Lars' death, Steven bursts into tears. Everyone stands around in silence. Steven picks Lars up, and a drop of his tears drips onto Lars' cheek. Lars's body begins to glow and turn pink from head to toe, and to their shock, he wakes up with a scar on his right eye.
Lars learns that he was "away from life", but that Steven has revived him. Lars is quite shocked to find out he now has pink skin and fears he has become a zombie. Steven tries to convince him otherwise. They learn Lars' heartbeat has severely decreased, and despite not having eaten in days, Lars is suddenly no longer hungry.
When Steven learns that Lars' hair has now become a portal to the Pink Dimension, Steven uses this to go back to Earth. Lars cannot come with him, however, since he cannot enter the portal in his own head. He offers the Off Color gems a chance to use his portal to escape to Earth along with Steven, where they will be safe from the robonoids and free to live as they please. However, unwilling to do so at the cost of leaving Lars behind, they all decide to stay on Homeworld with him for the time being. They choose to help Lars get to know Homeworld and eventually escape together, using some other way. Thus, Steven returns to Earth alone (at Lars' insistence), and Lars stays behind on Homeworld to repay Steven for all the times he tried to help him. He says he wants to be someone who "deserved to be saved".
While recounting the trial to Connie, Steven mentions that Lars was there and explains that he saved him after he got hurt. Later, Sadie is shocked to hear everything that happened and learn that Lars is still in space. She and Lars' parents confront Mayor Dewey about his lack of action and the fact Lars is missing.
Sadie states that while she misses Lars and is worried for him, working shifts alone is difficult for her.
Steven and Connie prepare to deliver a care package for Lars, but after traveling through the Pink Dimension, they're surprised to see Lars and the Off Colors have commandeered the Sun Incinerator. Though he's thrown off by their arrival, Lars is quick to return to his banter with Emerald. Lars reveals that he and the Off Colors stole the Sun Incinerator from Emerald, sneaking past her Citrine guards. Due to the Sun Incinerator's speed, the Off Colors are able to escape Emerald.
Once everything is calm, Lars and the Off Colors catch Steven and Connie up on what they've been doing, revealing that his lack of Gem made it easy for him to pass by the scanners. Lars receives the care package made by his parents, and he's relieved by the jeans and his skull gauges. He expresses excitement to show the Off Colors the Earth, but he's suddenly reminded of Sadie and asks how she's doing. As Steven tells Lars of Sadie Killer and the Suspects, he becomes despondent.
Emerald's warship manages to locate the Sun Incinerator, but distracted by the photos of Sadie, Lars begins to rant about how she can be having fun when he's in danger in space. He exclaims that it should be him hanging out with the Cool Kids and that he believes Sadie is just trying to get back at him. Steven explains to him that Sadie is just moving forward with her life, and Connie continues that Lars isn't living his life to get back at Sadie.
Fusing into Stevonnie, Steven and Connie are able to snap Lars out of his funk just as Emerald's imperial warship catches up with the Sun Incinerator. Emerald threatens to destroy the ship, but Lars assures his crew and passenger that all will be fine and tells Rhodonite to drop their shield.
Lars is proven right as Emerald misses the Sun Incinerator on purpose. He says that he knew she wouldn't destroy the ship as she loved it. Emerald then reveals that she's willing to destroy the ship's thrusters, causing fear among the Off Colors. Lars suggests he use his experimental fighter jet, though Stevonnie offers to go in his stead. He becomes fearful after the Star Skipper is shot down over the Jungle Moon.
Lars radios Stevonnie to let them know Emerald is on the run but Stevonnie tells him their ship isn't responding and they are gonna crash. Lars tries to lock onto their position but the transmission is cut off before he can. After crash landing, Stevonnie plans to contact Lars using the Star Skipper's radio but finds it's nonfunctional.
Lars and his crew search the Hungle Moon for Stevonnie, exclaiming they aren't giving up on them, no matter what. Stevonnie manages to find an old Diamond base and contact Lars, much to his relief. Lars sets a course for their signal and find they are under attack up a bird blob like creature. After they drive the creature away, Lars says it is time to get them home through his head.
Lars starts a log, stating how dangerous space is and how slow he believes progress towards Earth is. He's interrupted by Steven emerging through the portal in his hair with a sub sandwich, claiming the Off Colors should be celebrating their victory against Emerald. Fluorite emerges from the engine room to tell Lars that she finished rerouting power to the nova thrusters, though Lars' order to floor it accidentally ends up cutting the ship's power.
Steven suggests bringing someone through to the Sun Incinerator, and despite Lars' apprehension, he relents. Garnet comes back through Lars' hair with Steven.
After listening to Garnet tell the story of Rose Quartz, Lars tells Steven how what his mother did was awesome. Hearing Garnet's speech about love and freedom, Lars is inspired to restart the ship's core and continue working on the thrusters. Though they're confused by how long the core is taking, Padparadscha reveals that Lars is pressing the wrong button. Lars decides to raid Yellow Diamond's asteroid mines for parts to repair the thrusters.
Lars begins another log, but he's once again interrupted, this time by a letter appearing through his head. The letter was written by Steven, filling Lars in Beach City happenings since his departure. Ronaldo was shocked to hear that Lars was still in space, remorseful as he believed it should have been him.
Lars smiles as he reads about Sadie Killer and the Suspects' upcoming show. He's excited as he hears about Beach City Underground Wrestling updates. The letter reveals that Bill Dewey named a donut at the Big Donut after Lars, calling it the "Pink Lars".
Lars looks up at Steven, who has his head poking out of the portal and has been reading his letter out loud. Lars questions why Steven wrote the letter if he was going to say it all in person, but Steven says it's nice to be read to. Lars also questions who Peridot is. He still thanks Steven for the letter.
The Sun Incinerator arrives in Beach City during a Sadie Killer and the Suspects Concert. He's relieved to be able to welcome the Off Colors to Earth, though all of them are suddenly afraid when they realize the Diamonds are looking down at them. Steven runs up to the Off Colors, assuring them that the Diamons aren't going to hurt them. Lars calms Padparadscha after her delayed reaction.
As Lion approaches, Steven asks Lars if he remembers him. Lars pets Lion, who nuzzles into his hand. Sadie stops at a distance, shocked to see Lars' return. The two laugh about how she's a rock star and he's a space pirate. They think that their new roles suit each other. As Steven sings for the crowd, Lars looks uncomfortable as Ronaldo examines his cape.
Two years later, Lars is working at the Big Donut once again. He is serving a roll of ube to Garnet and the Off Colors when Steven pops out of the portal in his head. He's later seen inside the Big Donut as Steven and Spinel warp in on Lion. He attends the Sadie Killer and the Suspects concert at the Abandoned Warehouse with the Off Colors.
Since the movie, Lars has opened a new shop called Spacetries. He is seen sweeping outside of it as Steven drives by.
Steven enters Spacetries to pick up the cake for that night's graduation. Steven begins to ask Lars about how he's doing, but it's at that moment Sadie enters to pick up her order of moon cakes. Lars asks Sadie how things are going with Shep, and Sadie reveals that the two have been dating for almost two months. After she leaves, a shocked Steven confronts Lars, who reveals that he and the Off Colors plan to head back into space after their graduation. Blue Lace Agate finishes up the cake, and Lars says he'll see Steven that night.
Lars is seen in the crowd of the Off Colors' graduation, standing in the back. Afterwards, as Lars tries to get a piece of cake, Steven stops him, as Shep and Sadie are over there. Lars decides to go say hi, causing Steven to ask him if he's okay. Lars turns back to Steven to ask if he's okay, before continuing back towards the cake.
As Shep and Sadie perform "Looking Forward", Lars starts to leave the party, but he's stopped by Steven. Steven tries to get him to stay, accidentally turning pink and creating a dome that traps everyone at the graduation. As everyone interrogates Steven about the dome, he comes up with the excuse that his power might be reacting to the bottled up feelings of someone at the party, pointing out Lars and his feelings for Sadie.
Lars and Sadie reveal they tried to reconnect after his return to Earth, but they grew apart and decided to still be friends. Lars explains that he misses Sadie, but he's happy that she found Shep. When Steven claims he thought Lars was leaving because of his jealousy of Shep, Lars corrects him that he's leaving because he loves space, and he and the Off Colors want to share what they learned with other planets.
As Steven begins to note a feeling of claustrophobia, the dome begins to shrink. Lars, Padparadscha, Fluorite, and Rhodonite attempt to push on the same part of the dome. When Steven becomes fearful that everyone will die, Lars quips that it won't be the first time. As everyone is pushed together, they all explain that they'll continue to be his friends no matter what happens. At this point, the dome disappears.
Lars tells Steven that he and the Off Colors are going to get going. He makes sure Steven knows he can visit. Steven hugs him, even after Lars asks if he's going to let go.
Steven names one of his flowers after Lars, telling it that it's stuck in the ground and can't go into space and leave.
In Steven's first nightmare, Lars is among those partying in the Beach House without Steven.
Flashing back to traumatic events, Steven recalls Lars being sacrificed to the Lighthouse Gem Monster by Ronaldo and Lars' death.
As Steven plans his route across the country, he mentions that after meeting with Connie and Lion, he'll visit Lars for their weekly space hangout.
|Gems||Rose Quartz • Pearl • Amethyst • Garnet • Peridot • Lapis Lazuli • Jasper|
|Humans||Greg Universe • Connie Maheswaran • Lars Barriga • Sadie Miller|