|This article is about Pink Diamond's original Pearl/White Diamond's Pearl. You may be looking for another Pearl.|
Is that what I've been doing? But she didn't mean to!
Pearl (or Pink Pearl as she is referred to by the Crewniverse) is a Homeworld Gem who was Pink Diamond's original Pearl before being taken from her and placed under the ownership of White Diamond, who used her powers to brainwash Pink Pearl rendering her devoid of color (referred to as White Pearl outside of the series). She first appeared in "Legs From Here to Homeworld".
Pink Pearl's features are typical for a Pearl, though do bear some notable differences. She has an overall pink color scheme, with whitish-pink skin, light magenta and hot pink clothes, and lilac hair, which is twisted into two Princess Leia-inspired buns (presumably meant to resemble roses) that are held to the sides of her head.
While under White Diamond's control, she had off-white skin and wore a black top that resembles a bralette with gray sleeves that function as gloves, a white tulle skirt that leaves the front of her legs exposed and a pair of black shorts paired with gray stockings and light gray flats.
Her most prominent feature is the atypical scarring over her left eye, which is lined with cracks that extend to the chin, hairline, and hair bun of her physical form, completely covering the (presumably missing) eye. In Volleyball, it is revealed that the scar was caused by one of Pink Diamond's outbursts, similar to the ones Steven demonstrates in Steven Universe Future. It is further explained to be psychological damage manifesting itself in her physical form despite her gem being unharmed. Her gemstone is located on the upper part of her navel and is an oval-shaped cabochon, bearing similarities to that of the Crystal Gems' Pearl.
When she appears to be serving Pink Diamond, she did not have her scarring. Her outfit and hair were also in shades of pink and her outfit matches some of the hues of Pink Diamond's outfit. However, even when she was released from White Diamond's control she kept the scarring over her left eye.
In "Volleyball" her eye becomes further cracked while making excuses for Pink Diamond's treatment of her.
In Steven's dream in "Together Alone", she is portrayed as having a playful and happy personality, playing with Pink Diamond and keeping their friendship a secret from the other Diamonds.
While under White Diamond's control, Pink Pearl was shown to express rather unsettling, robotic behavior. She absently gazed into the distance when speaking, bears a constant smile, remains poised en pointe with her arms held upward in a graceful position, and moved without physically making an effort, as though she is simply floating along on her toes. This altogether gave the impression of a vacant mind, making her appear as though she is a robot. Her voice was different from the other Pearls, having White Diamond's voice.
Pink Pearl is usually cheerful and sweet, being always calm and polite. She is very gracious and speaks fondly of Pink Diamond. She also always forgives people, no matter how much damage they've caused her. Pink Pearl seemed entirely fine with the fact that she lost eight thousand years worth of memories due to White Diamond's control over her, which demonstrates the more problematic aspects of her personality. She routinely excuses Pink's actions, even though she caused her enough psychological pain that it manifested physically as the crack on her face. However, Pink Pearl is able to realize she was not seeing the whole picture and recognizes she was trying to justify why Pink harmed her.
According to Steven's dream in "Together Alone", Pink Pearl served Pink Diamond thousands of years prior to Pink Diamond's colonization of the Earth. The crack on her left eye was caused after Pink Diamond was very upset with the outcome and answer of her asking White Diamond to give her a colony, however, it was accidental. As foreshadowed in "Change Your Mind", she was later taken away from Pink Diamond by White Diamond, in response to Pink's behavior, and eventually replaced by another Pearl. For the next 8,000 years, she was under White Diamond's control.
White Pearl approaches the Crystal Gems and the Diamonds when they arrive on Homeworld. She emphasizes the fact that Pink Diamond, and only she, is wished to be seen by White Diamond. White Pearl suddenly encloses herself and Steven inside her shell and transports him to White. Once she has done so, White Pearl phases through a wall, disappearing.
She appears in White Diamond's place at Steven's "Era 3 ball" as the former had opted not to come. She stands on White Diamond's throne as the evening goes on. While smiling blankly for most of the event, she suddenly looks displeased when Connie and Steven fuse in front of the assembled Gems.
White Pearl appears as Steven and Connie are attempting to escape Homeworld with Pink's ship, telling them they aren’t going anywhere. She then teleports into White's ship and later appears when Steven and the Gems confront White. She also helps attack the pink hologram Steven along with the rest of White’s mind-controlled slaves, but this fails and she reverts back to her normal pink form when White loses control. She asks what happened and where she is, and Steven welcomes her back.
Pink Pearl along with Yellow and Blue Pearl assist Steven in his Era 3 Rules For Dismantling the Empire. She is excited about the new Era and hopes that nothing goes wrong. When Yellow Pearl mentions the remaining two Light Prisms, and that Pyrope and Demantoid would not answer her attempts to reach them, Blue Pearl suggest using force to which Steven quickly refuses. Pink Pearl asks Steven what to do and he and the Crystal Gems liberate the other Prisms from Pyrope and Demantoid.
She enters the clinic that Steven has set up for healing gems. Pink Pearl is curious to see if Steven can fix her cracked eye. Although he attempts to, he cannot. Once Pink Pearl mentions that White didn't cause the injury, but rather Pink Diamond, Steven decides to search for Pearl. They meet and talk about her crack. While talking, it is shown that Pearl and Pink Pearl (recently nicknamed Volleyball) seem to have tension over the way Pink treated them both. Both Pearls decide to go to The Reef, which is a central care center for all Pearls and is even revealed they used to be made there. Shell (The Reef's A.I.) greets them and takes them to a room in The Reef where Volleyball can be healed. Later, they arrive at a room with a large clamshell in the center, where Pearls can be fixed and even rejuvenated. After scanning Volleyball, Shell concludes that although her gem is perfect, her physical form is extremely damaged and cannot be repaired. It is concluded that the damage is psychological, and with this revelation, her cracks grow.
Then, Volleyball explains that the reason why she has a cracked eye is that Pink Diamond got angry after all of the times she asked for and was denied a colony. She threw a fit and accidentally hit Pink Pearl with her "destructive" powers. This angers Pearl, and she starts an argument about how Pink Diamond really acted. This angers Steven, and he turns pink (partially destroying the room). This causes Shell to attempt to rejuvenate the Pearls. After some consolation inside the clamshell, the Pearls fuse and escapes rejuvenation. After escaping The Reef, and returning to Beach City, the Pearl fusion tells Steven that her components now understand each other and Pink Diamond better. They unfuse, and both Pearls are seen embracing each other.
Pink Pearl is assumed to possess standard Gem abilities.
- When she fuses with Pearl, they form Mega Pearl.
- Ribbon Wand Proficiency: Pink Pearl is shown to be skilled with her ribbon wand (which was a gift from Pink Diamond), twirling it around to show it off.
Former Abilities (while Controlled)
- White Capsule Generation: While controlled by White Diamond, Pink Pearl can create a kind of white capsule around herself or other Gems, with several utilities.
- Levitational Transport: The capsule can also float around, as seen in "Legs From Here to Homeworld" and "Change Your Mind".
- Teleportation: The capsule can also teleport Pink Pearl, as seen in "Together Alone" and "Change Your Mind".
- Intangibility: While controlled by White Diamond, Pink Pearl has the ability to traverse solid materials such as the structure of the White Diamond ship. However, it is not yet known if this is, in fact, a skill or just the technology of the ship.
- Levitation: While controlled by White Diamond, Pink Pearl has the ability to, indirectly, suspend her body.
- White Burst: While under White Diamond's control, Pink Pearl was capable of shooting a white energy beam equivalent to White Diamond's aura through her eye. This energy beam can take over the affected Gems' mind.
Oh no, I know what a nickname is. It's just that it reminds me so much of Pink. She used to give silly little names to everything. She was so funny like that.
|—Pink Pearl, "Volleyball"|
In "Volleyball", Pink Pearl appeared to be the only one aware of Pink's "destructive" powers. While she fondly reminisces over Pink Diamond, she reveals the crack on her face was Pink's doing, stating Pink hurt her during a tantrum. Despite learning the crack was psychosomatic damage, Pink Pearl repeatedly defended her Diamond's actions, explaining it as accidental and that she was only in the way. Later on, while speaking with Pearl, she came to the realization that she hadn’t recovered from her trauma and had only been making up excuses. Her Fusion with Pearl later states Pink Pearl never realized Pink would change and was only seeing half the picture.
You came to the right place. I'll have you fixed up in a jiffy!
White Pearl was assigned to bring Pink Diamond's son Steven to White Diamond. She also frowns when seeing him fuse with Connie. After she is freed from White Diamond's control and becomes pink again, Steven places a hand on her shoulder and welcomes her back from her former diamond superior White's control.
In Unleash the Light, Pink Pearl supports Steven's attempts at changing Homeworld for the better, hoping his efforts will work well.
In "Volleyball", she visits Steven in his clinic for healing Gems, entrusting Steven with fixing her cracked eye. It appears that Steven has known her for some time, as the two speak casually and Steven calls Pink Pearl his friend. However, he gets angry when Pink Pearl reveals that her cracked eye was Pink Diamond's doing, as he does not want to keep having to fix her mistakes, but keeps his anger under control. When the both of them (along with Pearl) visit The Reef, they even bond over Pink Pearl's nostalgic feelings of the items stored there, as it was here Pearls, including the Crystal Gem Pearl and Pink Pearl, were created. When Steven accidentally causes Pink Pearl to become trapped in a shell that will rejuvenate her, he feels horribly guilty and tries to free her. After all three of them are back in Beach City he expresses remorse over not being able to heal Pink Pearl's eye, feeling the mission was for nothing.
I was badly hurt. How did you stop hurting?
In "Volleyball" she bonds with Pearl over the negative and hurtful things Pink Diamond has done and fuses with her, forming Mega Pearl. Their fusion later mentions that although they still both miss Pink, they still have each other and with each other's help, they were finally able to see "the full picture".
To those in attendance of the Era 3 ball, White Diamond... has more important things to attend to.
|—White Pearl, "Together Alone"|
White Pearl has been shown acting as an envoy for White Diamond. As her representative and mouthpiece, White Pearl is treated as having the same level of authority as White Diamond, giving orders to the other Diamonds and even standing on White Diamond's throne during the latter's absence from Steven's "Era 3" ball. However, "Together Alone" casts doubt on whether she always belonged to White Diamond. It is then revealed in "Change Your Mind" that White Pearl was in fact mind controlled by White Diamond, a state she is freed from when White Diamond is defeated.
In "Volleyball", she does not appear resentful over White Diamond mind controlling her, and is willing to clear up the misunderstanding when Steven and Pearl believe White to have been the one who cracked her eye.
It's White's Pearl...
|—Blue Diamond, "Legs From Here to Homeworld"|
White Pearl is shown to be dismissive of Yellow and Blue Diamond, denying them entrance into White Diamond's ship without a complaint from either of them. The two even showed a degree of trepidation towards her. During Steven's dream in "Together Alone", Pink Pearl is shown saluting to Yellow Diamond when the latter enters Pink Diamond's room.
As she was the personal Pearl of Pink Diamond, it is likely that Pink Pearl knew Blue and Yellow Pearl prior to her being taken away and subsequently mind controlled by White Diamond. Following the initiation of Era 3 as well as her own liberation from White Diamond's control Pink Pearl aids Steven establish new rules for Homeworld in order to change it for the better working alongside Yellow Pearl and Blue Pearl in the process.
|1. "Stuck Together":||Absent||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Absent||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Absent||17. "Can't Go Back":||Absent|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Absent||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Absent|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||19. "Now We're Only Falling Apart":||Absent|
|6. "Gemcation":||Absent||20. "What's Your Problem?":||Absent|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||21. "The Question":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||22. "Made of Honor":||Absent|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||23/24. "Reunited":||Absent|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||25. "Legs From Here to Homeworld":||Debut|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Absent||27. "Together Alone":||Appears|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Absent||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Appears|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Absent|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Absent|
- Since Pink Pearl (as White Pearl) was also voiced by White Diamond's voice actress Christine Ebersole she was the only Pearl seen so far not to be voiced by Deedee Magno-Hall.
- She meets this criterion until "Change Your Mind" where Pink Pearl is freed from White Diamond's control and regains her original voice having Deedee Magno-Hall as her voice actress like all other Pearls seen thus far.
- Pink Pearl is the first Gem encountered thus far to possess physical damage to her form despite not being corrupted or cracked. This is because the psychological impact from the injury prevents it from healing.
- Pink Pearl (as White Pearl) is currently the only subordinate of White Diamond to be named and/or shown.
- In Steven's dream in "Together Alone", however, Pink Pearl is shown having formerly been a subordinate of Pink Diamond.
- Pink Pearl's hairstyle is similar to that of Princess Leia from Star Wars.
- She is the only known Pearl to have switched ownership as she switched from being owned by Pink Diamond to White Diamond.
| Pink Pearl's gemstone is located on her navel. It is an ellipsoidal cabochon (meaning it is not faceted) that is light pink in color.
|When controlled by White Diamond, Pink Pearl's gemstone is devoid of color appearing gray-white.|