I don't SNOW about this.
Snowflake Obsidian is a member of the Crystal Gems who first appeared in the episode "Change Your Mind". A close friend of Bismuth before becoming corrupted, Snowflake Obsidian was mentioned twice by Bismuth in her titular episode. She (along with the other bubbled Gems) was uncorrupted by Steven and the Diamonds in "Change Your Mind".
Snowflake Obsidian is a tall, bulky, warrior-like Gem. She has a spiky white mane-like structure around her head, shaped similarly to the patterns scattered over her form, which mirror real-life snowflake obsidian. She has only one eye (possibly due to corruption) that's closed most of the time. She also has no nose. Her gemstone is embedded in the back of her right hand.
Her outfit consists of a black breastplate with shoulder pads, shorts in the same color, and boots. Her waist and thighs are uncovered.
Not much is known about her personality, aside from the fact that she seems friendly and can become easily panicked. Despite being a Crystal Gem ever since the war, she still retains some of the mindset she had when serving Homeworld, as she still wanted to do jobs similar to the one she was made for.
Snowflake Obsidian is presumed to possess standard Gem abilities.
- Cryokinesis: Similar to Sapphire, Snowflake Obsidian can generate ice around whatever she touches. She seems to involuntarily activate this ability when stressed.
Thousands of Years Ago
On Homeworld, Snowflake dug ice trenches for their armies. Eventually, Snowflake defected from Homeworld, which made her become a member of the Crystal Gems. She fought in the war until the very end when the Diamonds unleashed the Corrupting Light. Snowflake was unable to escape the blast and became corrupted when exposed to the light.
Bismuth mentions her friend Snowflake and later believes that she was shattered during the Rebellion.
Snowflake is one of the many Corrupted Gems that are healed. After she's uncorrupted, she is seen talking with Larimar, smiling.
Snowflake appears as a background character in Little Homeworld.
Snowflake Obsidian first appears working with Larimar at the Funland snow cone stand as part of Amethyst's job initiative program. Steven then learns that she used to dig ice trenches on Homeworld. Not wanting her to be forced to do a job she was assigned to on Homeworld, she is reassigned by Steven to fly Andy's plane for skywriting, though her lack of flight knowledge caused her to panic and freeze the plane, forcing Smoky Quartz to save her and Andy. She was traumatized by the crash but did not receive any injuries. In the end, she returned to her snow cone business.
|1. "Super Watermelon Island":||Absent||13. "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service":||Absent|
|2. "Gem Drill":||Absent||14. "Monster Reunion":||Absent|
|3. "Same Old World":||Absent||15. "Alone at Sea":||Absent|
|4. "Barn Mates":||Absent||16. "Greg the Babysitter":||Absent|
|5. "Hit the Diamond":||Absent||17. "Gem Hunt":||Absent|
|6. "Steven Floats":||Absent||18. "Crack the Whip":||Absent|
|7. "Drop Beat Dad":||Absent||19. "Steven vs. Amethyst":||Absent|
|8. "Mr. Greg":||Absent||20/21. "Bismuth":||Mentioned|
|9. "Too Short to Ride":||Absent||22. "Beta":||Absent|
|10. "The New Lars":||Absent||23. "Earthlings":||Absent|
|11. "Beach City Drift":||Absent||24. "Back to the Moon":||Absent|
|12. "Restaurant Wars":||Absent||25. "Bubbled":||Absent|
|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":||Absent|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Absent||27. "Together Alone":||Absent|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Absent||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Debut|
|Steven Universe: The Movie:||Cameo|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Cameo|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Absent|
|6. "A Very Special Episode":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Day":||Absent|
|8. "Why So Blue?":||Absent|
|9. "Little Graduation":||Absent|
|10. "Prickly Pair":||Absent|
Snowflake Obsidian, as a member of the Crystal Gems before being corrupted, was friends with Bismuth. Once Bismuth is first freed from her bubble (5,000 years after being poofed and having missed the rest of the War), Bismuth asks about the whereabouts of some of her closest Crystal Gem friends, including "Snowflake".
- Snowflake Obsidian shares the same gem type as Obsidian (the fusion of Pearl, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Steven).
- Along with Carnelian, Emerald, and Spinel, Snowflake Obsidian is the sole individual of her Gem type to be seen in full detail.
- She is the second full (i.e., non-hybrid) Gem to have a male voice actor (Ian Jones-Quartey). The first being "Fisto", a Pebble voiced by Zach Callison.
|Snowflake Obsidian's gemstone is located on the back of her right hand. It is unfaceted and round in shape. It features black and white spot patterns, resembling a real snowflake obsidian.|