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♫ All you wanna do... is see me turn into... ♫

—"Giant Woman"
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Opal is the fusion of Pearl and Amethyst. She made her debut in the episode "Giant Woman".

Appearance

She's an ultra-powerful, stone-cold betty, that part's me...and she's, like, kinda tall — that part's Pearl.

—Amethyst, "Giant Woman"
Opal has a lean, toned body with two pairs of slender arms. She is very tall, being at least twice as tall as Garnet. Her height is partly due to her constantly on the tip of her toes. Opal has periwinkle skin, a thin, rounded face with a pointed nose and plump lips (traits inherited from Pearl and Amethyst, respectively), baby blue eyes, and thick, wavy, off-white hair. Her hair extends slightly past her calves, tied back into a rowdy ponytail by a pale salmon band. Extending from off the ponytail's sides are chin-length bangs resembling Pearl's and two small pigtails in the front tied by pale yellow ties. Her two gemstones are in the same places where Amethyst and Pearl's gemstones are.

Opal's outfit consists of fuchsia, knee-length leggings with pale-violet cuffs rolled up, and yellow flat boots.

Pre-regeneration (debut)

Opal had a strapless pastel teal top with a drape in the front and back that went down to her shins, featuring an accented star at the base. She wore these drapes in a similar fashion to Amethyst.

Post-regeneration (previous)

As seen in "The Return", Opal had undergone some changes. She had an added neckline to her top and a sash around her waist. Her appearance changed per Pearl's regeneration in "Steven the Sword Fighter". Since she appeared in white and green-tinted light, the colors of her clothing weren't confirmed, but they were assumed to be the same, with slight differences.

Third regeneration

As seen in "Log Date 7 15 2", Opal had undergone another change due to Amethyst's regeneration in "Reformed". Her neckline had become a single teal green color. The sash around her waist was replaced with a yellow waist base and mint green design with straps overlapping the yellow part.

Fourth regeneration

As seen in "Together Alone", Opal had undergone yet another change due to Amethyst's regeneration in "Crack the Whip". Her top is now ripped and exposes her waist. Her leggings are shin-length and more orchid.

Current regeneration

As seen in Steven Universe: The Movie, Opal has once more undergone changes due to both Amethyst's and Pearl's regenerations in "Change Your Mind". Her top is no longer ripped and portraits a star-shaped pattern on her waist.

Personality

Amethyst's ability to live in the moment and Pearl's obsessive single-mindedness results in a stable fusion. Opal achieves a sense of peace in that balance that Amethyst and Pearl rarely experience on their own. At times, she is so calm and at peace that she forgets the task at hand like forgetting to retrieve the Heaven Beetle after rescuing Steven. According to the book "Guide to the Crystal Gems", Opal is very forgetful.

Opal's personality is theorized to be a combination of Amethyst's carefree personality and power, along with Pearl's grace and precision. She appears to be more open to Steven's desire to have fun and play, as she sang part of his song back to him. In "Fusion", Opal shows posed with elegant and silly poses.

The balance that holds Opal together is, by far, the thinnest of all the other known fusions. In the "Fusion" short, she is referenced as an example of how fusion is hard for Gems who have trouble collaborating. The ease with which she can separate is very different from that of Garnet, who only involuntarily unfuses when under extreme emotion or by force. If Pearl and Amethyst have conflicting views while fused, Opal may revert to her constituent Gems; the slightest dissonance between the two poses a danger of involuntary defusion.[1] In "Log Date 7 15 2", Amethyst and Pearl are shown to have a much easier time fusing than before.

History

Though it is unknown when Opal first formed, it was before the beginning of the series. It is suggested in "Giant Woman" that Amethyst and Pearl used to fuse more often because they used to get along better.

"Giant Woman"

Amethyst and Pearl begin to quarrel, with both of them naming reasons why they never form Opal after Pearl wins checkers easily. Steven asks what Opal is, and Amethyst describes her as a tall, "stone cold betty." Pearl explains to Steven what fusion is, and throughout their mission to the Sky Spire to recover the Heaven Beetle, Steven begs the two to fuse.

After a corrupted Gem, the Big Bird, swallows Pearl's spear, Amethyst and Pearl decide the situation is dire enough to fuse. They attempt to fuse. However, they initially fail. After Steven gets eaten by the Big Bird, Opal's arms reach into the Corrupted Gem, grabbing Steven and Steven Jr. After some acrobatics and flips, Opal sets down Steven and fires at the Corrupted Gem with her energy bow, taking it down in one shot. When Steven asks Opal if she knows who he is, she smiles and playfully quotes his song from earlier in the episode. Opal and Steven warp back to the Temple, but when Garnet asks where the Heaven Beetle is, Opal frantically says "I don't have it," before promptly unfusing.

"The Return"

As Peridot's Gem Warship approaches the Earth, Steven, and Lion teleport back to the beach where Garnet and Opal are attempting to stop the ship. Opal, upon Garnet's command, shoots her arrows at the ship which have no effect. Upon seeing that Steven came back, Opal is shocked and unfuses.

"Log Date 7 15 2"

Pearl and Amethyst need to put the Gem Drill head on a pair of supports. Amethyst shapeshifts into Purple Puma to lift up the drill, but Pearl says they should be more careful. The two fuse into Opal who places the drill head on the supports. Opal's appearance briefly shocks Peridot. However, she understands Opal is present for a reason.

"Together Alone"

Opal briefly returns after her long absence, forming to support Stevonnie in the ball on Homeworld. However, she was quickly poofed by Yellow Diamond, resulting in Amethyst and Pearl retreating to their gems individually.

"Steven Universe: The Movie"

Opal is seen in the movie after Steg uses his levitation powers to float Pearl and Amethyst into the sky. With Pearl's newfound independence realized and her memory restored, her and Amethyst fuse to form Opal in celebration. They sing a duet with Steg as they float down to the ground.

Abilities

Opal is an amalgam of our combined magical and physical attributes fused into a single entity.

—Pearl, "Giant Woman"
Opal possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.

Fusions

Da supah Bow

Opal's recurve bow.

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Opal's Gem Bubbles.

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Opal, firing her bow

Natural Abilities

  • Enhanced Agility/Reflexes: Opal is extraordinarily agile, limber, and gracefully elegant, being able to stand on the tips of her toes constantly and execute acrobatic reflexes. Because of this, she is swift and agile in battle, able to outmaneuver almost any opponent she comes across.
    • Enhanced Jumping: Opal can jump exceptionally high and far, even from a stationary position. This ability grant her impressive parkour and free-running skills which, along with her reflexes, allow her to scale almost any surface or terrain quickly.
  • Superhuman Strength: * In "Know Your Fusion", an illustration of Opal is seen on a "test your strength" device. On this device, Opal is considered stronger than Garnet, but not as strong as Sugilite.

Skillset

  • Gem Weapons Proficiency: Due to being a fusion of Amethyst and Pearl, Opal can summon either Amethyst's whip or Pearl's spear at will. She can combine these two weapons and make her primary weapon: an opalescent recurve bow.
    • Archery Proficiency: Opal's weapon is an opalescent recurve bow that fires arrows made of light-based energy, which are summoned when the bowstring is drawn back. The bow is roughly as tall as Opal herself. Pearl's spear gives the light arrows and makes up the bow's limbs, while the lash of Amethyst's whip becomes the string.
      • Gem Bubbling Arrows: These arrows can explode in midair, emitting bright light and dispersing smaller arrows in multiple directions from the center. Gems that are pierced by these smaller arrows have their gemstone(s) automatically bubbled and teleported to the Burning Room, as shown in the episode "Giant Woman".
      • Multi-Shot Arrows: These explosive arrows have the ability to split into multiple, smaller arrows that can attack multiple targets simultaneously or overwhelm one target, shown in the episode "The Return".

Relationships

Steven Universe

Stay low.

—Opal, "Giant Woman"
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Opal retains a protective nature over Steven from both Pearl and Amethyst. She is willing to play around with Steven, as when he asked if she knew him, she replied by smiling and singing his song back to him.

Garnet

I also see you helped your teammates fuse.

—Garnet, "Giant Woman"
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Opal and Garnet are on seemingly good terms and work together well. When Opal returned with Steven in "Giant Woman", Garnet didn't seem surprised and simply asked her if she completed her mission. In "Log Date 7 15 2", Garnet seemed entirely unfazed by Pearl's and Amethyst's sudden fusion again and simply states that they did a good job lifting. In "The Return", Opal recognizes Garnet's leadership and awaits her command to fire her arrow/arrows, working together without problems while attempting to destroy the Gem Warship.

Steg

♫ We can be independent together... ♫

—Opal and Steg, Steven Universe: The Movie
Independent Together

Opal and Steg appear to sync in many aspects. Harmonizing along the lines of "Independent Together," the two sing in consonance and hover together under Steg's levitational skills, interacting with one another as the music progresses and playing their respective instruments. At one point, Steg nearly falls out of stress, but fortunately, Opal catches him before the fusion is undone.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • Pearl refers to Opal as an "amalgam". This is also the name of Opal's fusion dance theme.
    Opal GTTCG Page

    Opal's entry in "Guide to the Crystal Gems".

  • Opal's appearance consists more of Pearl's features and physical appearance.
    • This extends to her weapon: Pearl's spear not only makes up the recurve bow, but the arrows are visually similar to the energy blast her spear can emit. Meanwhile, Amethyst's whip merely acts as the bowstring and gives the bow its two yellow flexible star-shaped crossguards.
  • She is the first fusion to be introduced as such.
  • Opal's fusion dance is shown for the first time in "Log Date 7 15 2".
    • In “Together Alone”, Pearl and Amethyst are shown to be able to fuse without dancing.
  • Opal is the only Gem with an exclusively ranged weapon.
  • She was the first Gem to show the ability to bubble Gems from a distance without physical contact.
  • When her arrow bubbled the Gem Shards from the Big Bird, her bubbles were colored mint-green.
  • Opal is currently the fusion with the most regenerations out of all currently existing fusions. This excludes Stevonnie, whose outfits mainly consist of Steven and Connie's combined.
  • While Pearl's gemstone on Opal is depicted with a pink highlight in Guide to the Crystal Gems (Steven Universe) and bars a close up of Opal at the end of "Giant Woman", this is never usually seen in the show itself.
  • In Steven Universe: The Movie, Opal joins Steg in performing a duet.
    • In real life, Opal's voice actress Aimee Mann and Steg's voice actor Ted Leo together form the Indie Rock musical duo The Both.
    • This moment also showcases Opal's bass proficiency, acquired from Pearl, which is presumably also a reference to Aimee Mann's bass skill in real life.

Cultural References

Giant Woman Storyboard Animation Opal Summoning Weapon
  • Opal shares some similarities with Kali, the Hindu Goddess of Time, Empowerment, Creation and Destruction, featuring four arms, long hair, and a gemstone located on the forehead.
    • Additionally, Opal was originally planned to make a manji (a Hindu symbol of peace) with her arms when summoning her weapon, of which Kali is commonly associated with, but was changed due to its resemblance to a swastika.[2]
    • She also resembles the Hindu deity Lakshmi, who, like Opal, has four arms. Opal's weaponry also revolves around light, something Lakshmi is closely associated with.
    • Opal bears many resemblances to the ritual monster card Shinato, King of a Higher Plane from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. They are both very tall, with long, white hair, gray skin, and a feminine appearance. They also have similar color palettes in their outfits, including green, yellow, and lilac, which have an alike distribution in both characters. Shinato has a bindi mark on the forehead where Opal has Pearl's gem. Both have extra body parts (Shinato has three pairs of wings, Opal has two pairs of arms). Shinato's attribute is Light, and Opal's powers are also based on light and energy. To summon Shinato in the game, you must use two or more monster cards with a lesser level in your field as a tribute, along with its magic summon card. To form Opal, both Pearl and Amethyst perform a fusion dance, creating together a more powerful being. Finally, both seem to be based upon divinities; Shinato upon the Japanese wind goddess Shinatobe or Shinatsuhiko, while Opal resembles Hindu deities Lakshmi and Kali (more closely the former).
  • Opal is similar to the design of Nabooru from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, even to the point of having her pointed nose.
  • Opal's bow resembles a Mongol bow.
  • Opal's theme is a style of music called High-Energy Piano Anthem, a type of music invented by Masami Ueda, the composer for the Bayonetta games.

Gemstones

Image Description
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Pearl's gemstone on Opal. It resembles a cabochon, a gemstone that has not been faceted, but has been polished.

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Amethyst's gemstone on Opal features a hexagonal facet. It is a tetradecahedron, specifically a truncated hexagonal bipyramid.

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References

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Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven

Unfused Gems: AmethystPearlRubySapphireBismuthLapis LazuliPeridotBiggs JasperSnowflake Obsidian
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteGarnetObsidian (Rose fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStevonnieStegSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldPebblesSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra JasperGiant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon Jade
Inactive Gems: JadesPink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems Other Gems: The ClusterMinor GemsMinor Corrupted GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite-XJ Cut-763 • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Pink Diamond's EntourageUnknown Crystal Gems67 Elite CitrinesPyritesHessonites, Demantoids, and PyropesKyanites)

Gem Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

Comics Gems: Ant Gem MonsterClock Tower GemFrozen FragmentGlass GhostInvisible Manta RayMole Gem MonsterMolluskMonster Lizard GemObeliskOld Book GemPlant MonsterPerils of PweepweeRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterRed Eel MonsterScorching ShardSlime Gem MonsterSlug MonsterSnowbeastTentacle MonsterUnknown Giant Bird

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller
Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranDr. Priyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanRonaldo FrymanSour CreamQuentin FrowneySuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabHolo-PearlMagic MossSteven Jr.Watermelon Stevens

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfatherParents) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • RickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird Blob AliensUngulate AliensWorm AliensMinor Alien Characters

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

Camp Pining Hearts: PaulettePercyPierre
Garnet's Universe: FoxmanHopperHoppyRingo
Golf Quest Mini: AceAce's Father
Li'l Butler: Li'l ButlerMr. MoneyMrs. MoneyDaughter Money • Dirtbike Money
Lonely Blade: Evil JanitorLonely BladeLonely Blade's Brother
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal ShrimpDrill ParasitesElectric SkullsFryboRed EyeRobot Shooty ThingSmoke MonsterVine Monsters
Alter Egos Billy Bank AssetsChunk TruckConcrete HeatDashing Danny DooberHandsome Hank HackleschmidtHowl JonesLoch Ness BloggsterPurple PumaSea WaspShark-O-ManiaTiger Millionaire
Attack the Light Blue LightGreen LightIndigo LightOrange LightRed LightViolet LightWhite LightYellow Light

Groups: Light ArmyBlue Monsters • Green Monsters • Indigo MonstersOrange MonstersRed Monsters

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotHessonite's Citrines
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsPebblesSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsSpeciesUnknown Gems
Gem Types Aquamarines • Diamonds • Jades • Nephrites • Pearls • Pebbles • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires

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