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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". Just like many of the other uncorrupted gems, she now lives in Little Homeworld, working at Beach City Funland with Larimar.


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 and gray skin. 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. She, like Bismuth, likes to make puns.


Snowflake Obsidian is presumed to possess standard Gem abilities.

Unique Abilities

  • Cryokinesis: In a similar way to Sapphire, Snowflake Obsidian can generate ice around whatever she touches, as seen in "Guidance", when she was able to create an ice pillar. 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.

"Change Your Mind"

Snowflake is one of the many Corrupted Gems that are healed. After she's uncorrupted, she is seen talking with Larimar, smiling.

Steven Universe: The Movie

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.


Snowflake Obsidian appears as a background character playing a Volleyball game that was hosted by Pearl.


Snowflake appears as a background character at the party that was hosted for Bluebird upon her arrival on Earth.

"Everything's Fine"

She is seen inside Bismuth's Forge when Steven broke Bismuth’s anvil in half.

Episode Appearances



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’s relationship with Larimar has not been thoroughly explored, however, they are shown to have a good relationship, working together to make snow cones at Beach City Funland. They also are bonded by their shared powers, both manipulating and creating ice.


  • Snowflake Obsidian shares the same gem type as Obsidian (the fusion of Pearl, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and Steven).
    • This makes Obsidian the second fusion to have a singular gem counterpart. The first is Garnet, with other Gems that are types of Garnet being mentioned (Hessonite, Pyrope, and Demantoid).
  • 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.
    • Counting Gem hybrids, Snowflake is the sixth Gem overall to have a non-female voice, after Steven, Emerald, "Fisto", Rainbow Quartz 2.0, and Steg.


Image Description
Snowflake Obsidian's gemstone is located on the back of her right hand. It is unfaceted and round. It features black and white spot patterns, resembling a real snowflake obsidian.


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ve Crystal Gems

Redo PearlNav Redo SapphireNavv2 FusionTemplateGarnet3 RubyNavv3 AmethystNavNew
Peridorito Infobox Stereo Lapis Infobox Stereo Bismuth - Navi
Biggs Jasper Nav icon SnowflakeObsidianNavbox NavboxCrazyLaceFixed LarimarNAV
ConnieNavbox Lion head


Redo RoseNav

ve Corrupted Gems

CentiNAV Wormmonster gemnav Obelisk gemstoneNAV Desertglas gemstoneNAV Gemcavecreature gemstoneNAV Big Bird Nav icon Heavenbeetle gemstoneNAV Earhbeetle gemstoneNAV WTorm Navbox Stereo Icemonster gemNAV Invisiblegemmonster gemstoneNAV Lighthouse MonsterNAV Waterbear gemstoneNAV SlinkersGemNav Crabmonster gemstoneNAV Corrupted Biggs Jasper Nav ico Snow Monster Nav icon FusionTemplateJasperMonster Corrupted Jasper Nav UCGNav Flowergemnav Historical Friction monster template picture

ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven

Unfused Gems: AmethystBiggs JasperBismuthLapis LazuliLarimarPearlPeridotRubySapphireSnowflake Obsidian
Gem Fusions: 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: Angel Aura QuartzBig Bird • Biggs Jasper • BixbiteBlue Lace Agate • Cherry Quartz • Desert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleInvisible Gem Monster • Jasper • Lace Amethyst • Larimar • Lighthouse Gem Monster • Nephrite • Ocean JasperOrange SpodumenePlant MonsterPyramid Temple GemThe Slinker • Snowflake Obsidian • Tongue MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineZebra Jasper (singular)Others

Other Gems: Minor 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)

Comic 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 MaheswaranPriyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanQuentin FrowneyRonaldo FrymanShepSour CreamSuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabCactus 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 DebGrandfatherParents) • 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

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird Blob AliensUngulate AliensWorm AliensFlower-Like 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
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
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 • BismuthsDiamonds • GarnetsJades • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • PebblesPeridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes

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