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"Off Colors" is the 3rd episode of the fifth season of Steven Universe and the 131th episode overall.


Steven gets new allies.[2]


After managing to escape Yellow Diamond's attacks from the previous episode, Steven and Lars run to hide. They begin to search the outer Gem Homeworld, looking for something to eat. They are eventually spotted by an explosive robonoid. They tried to avoid it, but end up being caught by catching Steven's Gem on it's scanners, and started attacking them. Steven and Lars run behind a wall, with Lars admitting how scared he is, but were later saved by a Twins of Rutile in a tunnel and escaped from it's scanners.

Confused by the type of gems, they walk in the tunnel to a really huge yet abandoned Kindergarten. And later met other rouge gems in the kindergarten, with multiple fusions, such as a Rhodonite, a Fluorite, and a Padparadscha Sapphire, which they explained they were defective and useless to their Gem owners.

Soon they were found again by a group of robonoids, and they all went into hiding trying to avoid from being scanned. Steven and Lars hid inside an empty kindergarten hole, and Lars was being scared again. Steven cheer him up saying "it's okay to be scared" calming Lars down. But when Lars saw the Rutile Twins was about to be scanned with no escape, he went out trying to be brave, grabbed a rock, and threw it on to one of the robonoids interrupting their scanners. The two robonoids then scanned Lars again, standing absolutely still, they scanned him with no result. Since Lars is human and not a gem, he's completely invisible to the robonoids. Then Padparadscha made a late prediction, and was obvious to the robonoid who was scanning her, but Lars manage to save her by kicking it away it's blast and moved her away.

Steven tried again not being scanned with his shield, but cause no effect as it still caught his gem. Lars then grabbed a large stick, and started batting away the robonoids, then one escaped from him and blasted Steven, but it was deflected and sent to the other robonoids, destroying one after another. Rhodonite was trying to warn Padparadscha, when she realized she was being scanned, but once again, Lars went and blocked the scanners from exposing her. Finally he jumped right on top of the robonoid, and started attacking with a stick, making random shots all over the place, until he finally stabbed the stick into the lends, causing it to explode, and throwing Lars off into the wall injuring him.

Steven ran to him, seeing if he's okay, but he didn't move. All the gems were happy and impressed of Lars saving them from the robonoids, but still he did nothing. Steven placed his ear into Lars chest, trying to listen for a heartbeat, there was nothing. The explosion killed him. Upset that Lars was gone, Steven bursted into tears. Everyone stood around in silence. Then a drop of Steven's tears, dripped on to Lars cheek. Then suddenly he started to glow pink from head to toe. Then Lars started to wake up with a scratch on his right eye. Surprised that Lars has came back to life, and questioning what happen the episode ends with Padparadscha making another late prediction.







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Instrumental Songs

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  • Steven gains the ability to resurrect people with his tears.
  • This episode reveals that if "Off Colors" are spotted on the surface of Gem Homeworld, then they'll be shattered.

Cultural References

  • Lars makes a reference to Jurassic Park when he says for him and Steven to not move so the scanners weren't seeing them. He later refers to it as seeing a "dinosaur movie."



  • When Lars first sees Fluorite, the circular gem on her forehead has a pentagonal facet. For the rest of the episode the facet is triangular.


View the episode's transcript here.


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ve Episode List
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen It RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been Great/Message ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Steven Universe Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time

Start a Discussion Discussions about Off Colors (episode)

  • The off colors could be back very quickly

    2 messages
    • Steven can just poof the off colors and bubble them back to earth, and as we seein monster buddies the gems can do that with humans.
    • True but then Steven would be stuck in space because let's face it he doesn't know how to pilot the ship. And even if he did bubble t...
  • Would it be possible for a Gem to become off coloured?

    4 messages
    • Most processes that change a gems color are artificial industrial processes, generally to 'fake' a more valuable gem.  For example m...
    • ImpalerWrG wrote: Most processes that change a gems color are artificial industrial processes, generally to 'fake' a more valua...
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