This article is about the character. For the instrumental song, see here.
♫ All you wanna do is see me turn into... ♫
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, reminiscent of Amethyst's hair. Extending from off the sides of the ponytail are two small pigtails in the front 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 gems in the same places where Amethyst and Pearl's gems are. Opal is very tall, being at least twice as tall as Garnet. Her outfit consists of purple, knee-length leggings and yellow flat boots.
Opal had a pastel teal top with a drape in the front and back that went down to her shins, featuring an accented star at the base. The way she wore these drapes were similar to Amethyst.
Post-regeneration (current)As seen in "The Return", Opal has undergone some changes. She now has a sash around her waist, a tank top, and an added neckline to her top. Her appearance changed in accordance with Pearl's regeneration in "Steven the Sword Fighter". However, since she appeared in a 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.
|A small, "chibi-like" version of Opal.||"Fusion"|
|Her debut regeneration. Opal had a pastel teal top with a drape in the front and back that went down to her shins, featuring an accented star at the base. The way she wore these drapes were similar to Amethyst.||"Giant Woman"|
Opal is an amalgam of our combined magical and physical attributes fused into a single entity.
|—Pearl, "Giant Woman"|
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 finds it very hard to unfuse except under extreme emotion. If Pearl and Amethyst have conflicting views while fused, this can cause Opal to revert to her constituent Gems; the slightest dissonance between the two poses a danger of involuntary defusion.
Opal's personality is speculated to be a combination of Amethyst's 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. This is a trait that can be traced back to Amethyst.
In Fusion (short), Opal shows both of Pearl and Amethyst's personalities by posing with elegant and silly poses.
Opal is extraordinarily agile, being able to stand on the tips of her toes and execute acrobatic reflexes. Because of this, she is fast 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.
- Archery Proficiency: Opal's weapon is an opalescent long-bow that fires arrows made of a light-based energy. 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 bow is drawn back, and these arrows cause a large explosion which emit a bright light on impact, as well as bearing a striking resemblance to the energy blasts that Pearl's spear is capable of. The arrows also have the ability to split into multiple, smaller arrows that can attack multiple targets simultaneously. Gems that are pierced by these arrows have their gemstone(s) automatically bubbled and teleported to the Burning Room.
- Water-Walking: Opal is able to walk on water, as seen in "Giant Woman", while she fights against the Big Bird. She presumably retains this ability from Pearl. Lion and Lapis Lazuli are also known to be capable of this.
- Hydro-Locomotion: Opal can walk or run on the surface of water by literally defying the surface tension and can move across the surface of water as easily as she would be able to move on land.
I also see you helped your teammates fuse.
|—Garnet, "Giant Woman"|
- "Fusion" (non-speaking cameo)
- She is the third shortest fusion, right above Stevonnie and Garnet.
- As seen in "The Return", she is at least twice as tall as Garnet.
- Opal and Stevonnie are the only fusions that have no more than two eyes.
- She was the second fusion (after Garnet) to be seen, albeit the first fusion to be introduced as one.
- 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 longbow but the arrows are visually similar to the energy blast her spear can emit. Meanwhile, Amethyst's whip merely acts as the bowstring.
- Opal is the only Gem with an exclusively ranged weapon. This is most likely due to Pearl's spear having the ability to create multiple energy blasts despite being a melee weapon. She can also throw this spear with impressive speed and accuracy, wielding it with impeccable skill.
- Opal is among the most human-looking fusions; only Garnet, Stevonnie, and Rainbow Quartz have more human-like appearances.
- It can be inferred that more stable fusions look closer to a humanoid figure. In that case, despite their constant bickering, Pearl and Amethyst must share a deep emotional connection and mutual respect for each other.
- 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 Classroom Gems 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.
- Opal was the first fusion whose constituent gems (Amethyst and Pearl) were shown attempting a fusion dance. She was also the first fusion whose dance was unsuccessful.
- She, along with Garnet, are the only fusions who have bubbled gemstones on-screen.
- When Opal's arrow bubbled the Gem Shards from the Big Bird, her bubbles were colored mint-green.
- Opal is one of two fusions who have not been shown successfully forming on-screen.
- The other one is Alexandrite.
- She is among the least talkative fusions. Of all the fusions who speak with clarity, she has the fewest lines.
- Opal will have a new appearance due to Amethyst's regeneration.
- Opal is the only pure gem fusion known to have just two eyes.
- Opal closely resembles Kali, a Hindu deity, featuring four arms, long hair, and a gemstone lodged on the forehead.
- Additionally, Opal was originally planned to make a manji (a Hindu symbol that resembles a backwards facing swastika, though they are unrelated) with her arms when summoning her weapon, of which Kali is commonly associated with.
- 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.
- Sugilite also has a strong resemblance to Kali.
- 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 is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%.
- Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike the other crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals.
- It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt.
- Opal can occur in many colors, including white, colorless, pale yellow, pale red, gray, brown and black.
- Diffraction can cause flashes of any color of the rainbow which can be seen in Opal's color play.
- Yellow, blue and green are most common, whereas violet, red and orange are the rarest colors seen through play of color.
- 'Opalescence' should technically only be used to describe the optical effects seen in common opal.
- The name opal was probably derived from Sanskrit "upala", meaning "valuable stone" or from the Greek word "opallus" which means to see a change in color.
- 'Opalescence' is caused by the reflection of light and appears as a sheen of light, typically milky-bluish in color.
- Precious opal is known for its remarkable ability to diffract light, which results in rainbow-like colors that change with the angle of observation - known as 'play of color'.
- Opal is said to stimulate originality and creativity.
- It is thought that it can pick up the thoughts and feelings of people and amplify emotions.
- Opal is a birthstone for those who are born in October.
- Opal is the national gemstone of Australia.
- As for the zodiac, it is regarded as the stone for Libra and Taurus.
|Pearl's gemstone on Opal. It represents a cabochon, a gem that has not been faceted, but has been polished.|
|Amethyst's gemstone on Opal features a hexagonal facet. It is a tetradecahedron, specifically a truncated hexagonal dipyramid.|