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Let's move out, soldiers!

—"Hit the Diamond"
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Ruby, nicknamed "Army" by Steven, is a Homeworld Gem who made her debut in "Hit The Diamond". She and the other Ruby troops were sent to Earth by Yellow Diamond to locate Jasper. She was last seen floating in space after Steven opened the airlock on the Moon Base.


Her skin color is more orange in hue than the other Rubies, and her gemstone is on her left shoulder. Her outfit is the general Homeworld design, with red shorts, and a top with a deep triangular collar, with black trims that meet to form a yellow diamond sign. She also has a unibrow.


She is the most rigid and militaristic Ruby out of the Rubies sent to Earth. She loves a good rough-house so much that her first reaction to stepping onto earth is beating up some sticks and plants with martial art moves.

She shows confidence towards her enemies (threatening the Crystal Gems that she will tear them "limb from limb"), and support to her allies, demonstrated when she angrily explains to Ruby that she did not swing the baseball bat correctly in "Hit the Diamond" and flexing and yelling "YEAH!" when Ruby seemingly does it right.


"Barn Mates"

"Army" arrives on Earth in the Roaming Eye with the other Rubies with the goal of retrieving Jasper for Yellow Diamond.

"Hit the Diamond"

"Army" hops out of the Roaming Eye and performs different fighting stances. She then picks up a flower and kicks it before cartwheeling away. "Army" can be later seen kicking twigs. When the Crystal Gem Ruby appears, and "Doc" becomes suspicious of the number of Rubies there are, "Army" says there are supposed to be five Rubies while clenching her fist. During the baseball game, "Army" becomes frustrated when the Crystal Gem Ruby gets out, punching her in the back and telling her she swung too slow. She then takes the bat and hits the ball hard, getting a home run. "Army" runs the bases like a soldier. When the Crystal Gem Ruby later hits the ball, "Army" runs over cheerfully and flexes her arms. After the Ruby team loses, "Army" can be seen throwing her mitt on the ground in frustration. Garnet accidentally forms, causing "Army" to shout that they have been tricked and form a quintuple Ruby fusion with the rest of her squadron. She leaves Earth with the other Rubies, believing Jasper is on Neptune like Steven said, telling the other Rubies "Let's move out, soldiers!".


Lapis Lazuli encases "Army" and the other Rubies in water bubbles when they return to Earth after not finding Jasper on Neptune.

"Back to the Moon"

"Army" is seen trying to punch her way out of the bubble. Lapis releases her upon Steven's request, making "Army" charge at Steven while screaming how she will tear him limb from limb. Before she can get close to Steven, Garnet picks her up with one hand and holds her. Amethyst shape-shifts into Jasper to trick the Rubies. "Army" joins the other Rubies and Amethyst in kicking the dirt in frustration with the Earth. After Amethyst announces she is keeping the Crystal Gems prisoner for the Diamonds, "Army" is seen clapping. On the way to the Moon Base, "Army" becomes annoyed with Pearl's yelling, and wishes to throw her into space. "Army" stays with the other Rubies as they enter the Moon Base, and fuses with the rest of her squad when they find out Amethyst tricked them. After Steven opens the Moon Base's airlock and Sardonyx hits the Ruby fusion hard enough to unfuse her, "Army" and the other Rubies are sucked out into space.


"Army" is seen floating in space, separating from her group.

"Adventures in Light Distortion"

When the Gems and Steven use the Roaming Eye to rescue Greg from Pink Diamond's Zoo, "Army" is seen trying to grab onto "Navy" before the two slam into the windshield of the ship, and then roll off.

Post-"Room for Ruby"

"Navy" presumably rescued "Eyeball" from space with the Roaming Eye, as "Eyeball" appears on Homeworld in "The Trial". It is unknown whether "Navy" also rescued "Army".


"Army" possesses standard Gem abilities. She is strong enough to hit a baseball extremely high in the sky in "Hit the Diamond". She is very muscular as well, often flexing one or both arms to show it.

  • Martial Arts Proficiency: When fighting, she demonstrates her martial arts moves, seen for example at the beginning of "Hit the Diamond".


  • When fused with "Doc", "Eyeball", "Navy", and "Leggy", they form "Giant Ruby".

Episode Appearances


Other Rubies

"Army" is part of a group of Ruby Gems that were sent out to earth to get Jasper back to Homeworld. She calls her fellow Rubies "soldiers". The way she shows support towards them is demonstrated in her interaction with Ruby. While she yells at her for swinging the baseball bat wrong, she also flexes and shouts a proud "YEAH!" when Ruby seemingly gets it right. She is wild and jumpy in character, yet she did not mind her comrade "Navy" jumping onto her head and holding it when they were excited to see Amethyst (shape-shifted into Jasper) arrive.

Crystal Gems

"Army", like the rest of the Homeworld Gems, expresses dislike for the Crystal Gems for tricking them and being their enemies in battle. She is especially fierce at the beginning of "Back to the Moon", shouting that she will tear the Crystal Gems limb from limb. Garnet (most likely due to being reminded of her own Ruby part) found this cute and picked her up from the ground and held her for an extended period of time. "Army" also wanted to throw Pearl into space during their stay at their spaceship.


In Back to the Moon, Amethyst shapeshifts into Jasper to fool the Rubies again. Amethyst, both acting like she believes Jasper would and being her usual joker self, makes the Rubies comfortable in her presence. They sympathize with her story of keeping the Crystal Gems prisoner, crying and clapping because of her apparent devotion. They also joke alongside her when she pokes fun at Pearl for being talkative, kicks some earth rocks to demonstrate her animosity towards the planet, or gives the Crystal Gems the silly nickname "Crystal Germs".

"Army" wanted to throw Pearl out of their spaceship for talking rudely towards Amethyst-Jasper, which lead Amethyst to urge Pearl to tone her excessive acting down.


  • The ruby is closely associated with aspects such as vitality, life, passion, and fire, all of which can be symbolically linked to the color red.
    • This shows in "Army"'s emotional temperaments and overall emotional/angry attitude as well as her strength.
    • It is said that rubies can over-stimulate people who are sensitive or irritable.


Image Description
"Army" has a red stone on her left shoulder. It has a square aspect, the front and back are symmetrical, and it has a light pink ring around it, which is usually hidden inside her body, except when she is regenerating. It is a decahedron, specifically a truncated tetragonal dipyramid.


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Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven Universe

Unfused Gems: AmethystBiggs JasperBismuthLapis LazuliLarimarPearlPeridotRubySapphireSnowflake Obsidian
Fusion Gems: AlexandriteCrazy Lace AgateGarnetMega PearlObsidian (Rose Quartz Fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStegStevonnieSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra Jasper (fusion)Giant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon JadeBluebird Azurite
Inactive Gems: Pink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: AlbiteAngel Aura QuartzBig Bird • Biggs Jasper • BixbiteBlue ChalcedonyBlue Lace Agate • Cherry Quartz • ChrysocollaDesert GlassEarth BeetleGrossular DiopsideHeaven Beetle • Jasper • Lace Amethyst • Larimar • Moonstone • Nephrite • Ocean JasperOrange Spodumene • Snowflake Obsidian • Tongue MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineWhite TopazZebra Jasper (singular)Minor Corrupted Gems

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Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller
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Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabsCactus StevenHolo-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 DebGrandfatherParentsGreat-aunt Gregargia) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffKhajima, Jaime, and BrandishMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • Patricia and DanielRickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Animals: Butt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
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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 Monster
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
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
Groups The Cool Kids • Crystal Gems • Crystal Temps • "Famethyst" • The Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Off Colors • Pebbles • Sadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansSpecies
Gem Types Aquamarines • BismuthsDiamonds • GarnetsJades • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • Pebbles • Peridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes
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