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Rubies are common soldier Gems used by Homeworld, usually for bodyguarding. All Rubies shown so far, including the Crystal Gem's Ruby, have been voiced by Charlyne Yi.

Role

Main article: Caste System

Rubies are a type of soldier caste. Garnet describes them as "common", seeing as they are all originally identical to one another. They appear to be used as personal escorts and bodyguards for high-ranking Gems; typically Sapphires. Seeing as they are so numerous, inferred from Ruby's comment of there being "tons" of her, Rubies are considered somewhat unimportant and highly expendable grunts, though they compensate by fusing together into bigger constructs of themselves. Rubies are also sent to different planets to seek out specific Gems. As Rubies are merely common soldiers they are not very intelligent, having been easily fooled by Steven's claims that Jasper was on Neptune and Amethyst's obvious disguise as Jasper and according to Holly Blue Agate are seen as being incompetent or irresponsible. In the Steven Universe Podcast, Rebecca says the Rubies' main strength on Homeworld is their ability to combine; a Ruby would never be sent alone to do anything. Rubies are not supposed to have different personalities; the fact that they do "flies under the radar" because they act serious around higher-ranking Gems.[1]

Physical Characteristics

Rubies are short in size with boxy body shapes and large square shaped afro-like hair. While they can have slightly different shades of skin tone and hair color, they have no other real physical differences between them.

Most Homeworld Rubies serving Yellow Diamond wear the standard uniform, although the Rubies Doc and Navy are an exception. Some Homeworld Rubies wear very basic uniforms with no clear insignia on them, though so far no reason why this is has been given.

Main Rubies

  • Ruby - A Ruby that remains fused with Sapphire as Garnet, a current member of the Crystal Gems.
  • Ruby-1F4 Cut-4ND ("Eyeball") - A known Ruby sent to retrieve Jasper, another veteran of the Gem war on Earth; a witness who testified against Steven in his trial.
  • "Army" - A known Ruby sent to retrieve Jasper.
  • "Navy" - A known Ruby sent to retrieve Jasper, who would later steal the Roaming Eye after deceiving the Crystal Gems.
  • "Leggy" - A known Ruby sent to retrieve Jasper.
  • "Doc" - A known Ruby sent to retrieve Jasper and the leader of the "Ruby Squad".

Other Rubies

"The Answer"

Two Rubies appear in Garnet's flashback in "The Answer". They were sent (along with the Crystal Gem Ruby) to Earth to escort Sapphire to Blue Diamond. They were poofed by Pearl, and their fates are unknown.

They appear to be identical to the Crystal Gem Ruby and each other in appearance, clothing, and voice. Both Rubies seem to be obsessed with fighting.

They have identical gemstones in different locations.

Image Gemstone
Ruby The Answer 3
NewRubyGem2

This Ruby's gemstone is placed on her right shoulder.
Ruby The Answer 2
NewRubyGem2

This Ruby's gemstone is placed on the back of her right hand.

Rhodonite's component Ruby

One of Rhodonite's component Gems, who previously acted as a bodyguard before deciding to remain permanently fused with a Morganite's Pearl. Her gemstone is located on her navel.

"Together Alone"

Several Rubies are seen attending the "Era 3 Ball" in "Together Alone", accompanying various Sapphires.

The Rubies salute "Pink Diamond" (Steven), and many Sapphires appear later at the dance.

Image Gemstone Physical Information Other Info
Ruby1
NewRubyGem2

Her gemstone is located on her right shoulder.
She has orange-red skin and reddish-brown hair. In "Together Alone", she attends the "Era 3 Ball". She salutes "Pink Diamond" and is seen dancing with the other Rubies.
SecondRubyInTA
NewRubyGem2

Her gemstone is located on her right cheek.
She has orange-red skin and reddish-brown hair. In "Together Alone", she attends the "Era 3 Ball". She salutes "Pink Diamond".
ThirdRubyinTA
NewRubyGem2

Her gemstone is located on her right leg.
She has cherry skin and burgundy hair. In "Together Alone", she attends the "Era 3 Ball". She salutes "Pink Diamond" and is seen dancing with the other Rubies. She watches as Steven and Connie begin to dance, and she appears concerned when Stevonnie and Garnet form.
Ruby4
NewRubyGem2

Her gemstone is located on her left forearm.
She has scarlet skin and burgundy hair. In "Together Alone", she attends the "Era 3 Ball". She salutes "Pink Diamond".
SurprisedHandyRuby
NewRubyGem2

Her gemstone is located on the back of her right hand.
She has light-red skin and maroon hair. She has a Yellow Diamond insignia on her uniform. In "Together Alone", she attends the "Era 3 Ball". She is seen dancing with the other Rubies. She watches as Steven and Connie begin to dance, and she appears shocked when Stevonnie, Garnet, and Opal form.
ChockedRubyDuet
NewRubyGem2

Their gemstone placements are unknown.
They have scarlet skin and maroon hair.

In "Together Alone", they attend the "Era 3 Ball". They appear shocked when Pearl and Amethyst fuse and Opal forms. It's possible that they are previously seen Rubies, as the back hand Ruby is next to them when seen and in previous shots, they were leg and shoulder Rubies. Their outfits lack a diamond insignia, possibly due to an animation error.

Steven Universe: The Movie

A ruby can be seen from behind in the movie. Her gemstone is located on her back.

Ruby Fusions

  • Ruby (Triple Fusion) - The fusion of all three Rubies in "The Answer", one of which is the Crystal Gem, Ruby. As their individual forms and gemstones are the same, their fusion remains identical except much larger in size. In this form, they are much more powerful. However, the actual extent of their strength in this form remains unclear because they fought against Rose Quartz, who is actually Pink Diamond in disguise. The Crystal Gem Ruby describes the fusion as just "me, but bigger," implying the state of being is not that different for her unfused.

Trivia

  • Rubies are in the lower class of the Gem hierarchy as foot soldiers, although in reality, rubies are nearly as rare and valuable as a diamond.
  • Most of them are not very intelligent, with the exception of Crystal Gem Ruby, Navy, and to a certain extent Doc and Eyeball.

References

  1. The Steven Universe Podcast Homeworld Gems - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Erica Luttrell, Joe Johnston, and Hilary Florido (Vol.2/Ep.8)
ve Characters in Steven Universe
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: CombyEmeraldLapis LazulisPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

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 (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: Biggs JasperJasperNephriteWatermelon TourmalineBig BirdCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleIce MonsterInvisible Gem MonsterLighthouse Gem MonsterPyramid Temple GemPlant MonsterSlinkerSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearWorm MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterOthers

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 • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • PebblesPeridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes

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