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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". 


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 periwinkle skin, 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 sides of the ponytail are two small pigtails in the front tied by pale yellow ties and chin-length bangs, which resemble Pearl's. Opal has a lean, toned body with two pairs of slender arms. Her face is thin and rounded, inheriting Pearl's pointed nose and Amethyst's plump lips. She has two gemstones in the same places where Amethyst and Pearl's gemstones are. Opal is very tall, being at least twice as tall as Garnet. Her height is partly due to her constantly being en pointe, meaning "constantly on the tip of her toes". Her 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 a sash around her waist and an added neckline to her top. Her appearance changed per Pearl's regeneration in "Steven the Sword Fighter". However, since she appeared in white and green-tinted light, the colors of her clothing are yet to be confirmed. They are assumed to be the same, with slight differences.

Third regeneration

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

Current regeneration

As seen in "Together Alone", Opal has 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 also now shin-length and more orchid.


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

—Pearl, "Giant Woman"
Amethyst and Pearl are extremely powerful when they are willing to work together in the form of Opal. Amethyst's ability to live in the moment along with 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, Opal is so calm and at peace that she forgets the task at hand (for example, forgetting to retrieve the Heaven Beetle after rescuing Steven). Also, according to the book "Guide to the Crystal Gems", Opal is very forgetful.

The balance that holds Opal together is, by far, the thinnest of all the other known fusions. The ease with which Opal 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]

Opal's personality is theorized to be a combination of Amethyst's power, along with Pearl's grace and conclusive determination. 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. This is a trait that can be traced back to Amethyst.

In "Fusion", Opal shows both Pearl and Amethyst's personalities by posing with elegant and silly poses.


"Giant Woman"

Though it is unknown when Opal first formed, it was before the beginning of the series. 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 hand ship 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 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. However, she is quickly poofed by Yellow Diamond, resulting in Amethyst and Pearl retreating to their gems individually.


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Opal's recurve bow.

Opal, firing her bow

Opal possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.

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. Opal can jump exceptionally high and far, even from a stationary position. These abilities also grant her impressive parkour and free-running skills, allowing her to scale almost any surface or terrain quickly. Due to Opal being a fusion of Amethyst and Pearl, she can summon either Amethyst's whip or Pearl's spear at will. Opal 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 (from Pearl's spear). The bow is roughly as tall as Opal herself. She fuses both of her fusees' weapons together to form her bow. Pearl's spear makes up the limbs of the bow while the lash of Amethyst's whip becomes the string. Her arrows are summoned when the bowstring is drawn back. She currently has two known kinds of arrows.
    • 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. This kind of ability was shown in the episode, "Giant Woman".
    • Multi-Shot Arrows: These arrows also 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".

Unique Abilities

  • Water-Walking: Opal can walk on water as seen in "Giant Woman". She shares this ability with Lion.


Steven Universe

Stay low.

—Opal, "Giant Woman"
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Opal retains a protective nature over Steven from 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.


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 she returned with Steven in "Giant Woman", Garnet did not seem surprised and simply asked her if she completed her mission. Later, 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. They also work fairly easily together in "Log Date 7 15 2", where Garnet seems entirely unfazed by Pearl's and Amethyst's sudden fusion and simply states that they did a good job lifting.

Episode Appearances


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A height comparison between Garnet and Opal.

  • Opal's appearance consists more of Pearl's physical appearance and features.
    • This also 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.
      • However, Opal's bow has two yellow flexible star-shaped crossguards that are identical to Amethyst's whip.
  • Opal is the only Gem with an exclusively ranged weapon.
  • Opal was the first Gem to show the ability to bubble Gems from a distance without physical contact.
  • Opal appears to be almost twice the size of Garnet. It should be noted that in all her appearances, Opal seems to stand on her tip toes, increasing her height.
  • Opal is the first fusion to be introduced as such.
  • Pearl refers to Opal as an "amalgam". This is also the name of Opal's fusion dance theme.
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    Opal's entry in "Guide to the Crystal Gems".

  • Opal is among the most human-looking fusions; only Garnet, Stevonnie, and Rainbow Quartz have more human-like appearances.
  • In the "Guide to the Crystal Gems", Garnet confirms that Pearl and Amethyst create a perfect balance when they form Opal but can easily break apart if either of them loses concentration for a moment.
    • In the "Fusion" short, Opal is referenced as an example of how fusion is hard for Gems who have trouble collaborating.
      • It is suggested in "Giant Woman" that Amethyst and Pearl used to fuse more often because they used to get along better.
  • When Opal's arrow bubbled the Gem Shards from the Big Bird, her bubbles were colored mint-green.
  • Opal's fusion dance is shown for the first time in "Log Date 7 15 2".
    • Additionally, Amethyst and Pearl are shown to have a much easier time fusing than before.
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Opal's Gem Bubbles.

    • In “Together Alone”, Pearl and Amethyst are shown to be able to fuse without dancing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excluding Rainbow Quartz and Obsidian, Opal has the least spoken lines out of any Crystal Gem fusion, having only five lines.
  • While Pearl's gemstone on Opal is depicted with a pink highlight in Guide to the Crystal Gems (Steven Universe), barring a close up of Opal at the end of "Giant Woman", this is never usually seen in the show itself.

Cultural References

  • 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 is also similar to the design of Nabooru from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, even to the point of having her pointed nose.
    • 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'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.
  • Opal's bow resembles a Mongol bow.


Image Description
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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