Spinel is the main antagonist of Steven Universe: The Movie.
Spinel has a pink complexion, magenta eyes, a small pointy nose, and magenta hair that is styled into a pair of pigtails. She also has three black lines underneath both of her eyes, reminiscent of running mascara. Her clothing consists of a dark magenta top, puffy hot pink sleeves, puffy magenta shorts, hot pink wrist-length gloves, white stockings and a pair of magenta knee-high boots. Overall, her appearance is similar to that of an old-fashioned cartoon.
Her gemstone is located in the center of her chest, cut in the shape of an inverted heart.
Spinel has a pink complexion, magenta eyes, a small pointy nose, and magenta hair that is styled into a pair of heart-shaped buns. Her clothing consists of a white top, puffy hot pink sleeves, puffy magenta shorts, hot pink wrist-length gloves, white stockings and a pair of magenta shoes. Overall, her appearance is similar to that of an old-fashioned cartoon.
Her gemstone is located in the center of her chest, cut in the shape of a heart.
Originally, Spinel had a goofy, fun-loving personality, being Pink Diamond's best friend to the point of being clingy.
In stark contrast to her original personality, upon being abandoned — and learning that Pink is gone (and that Steven takes her place) and of Pink's other friends — Spinel is bitter, full of resentment towards Pink Diamond, Steven Universe, and all of their affiliates.
Previously belonging to Pink Diamond, Spinel was abandoned by her for thousands of years, left waiting alone in the garden.
She presumably has all the powers of a normal Gem.
- Elasticity: Seemingly looking like an old-fashioned cartoon, Spinel's attack patterns and movements are akin to it as well. She is extremely elastic and malleable, able to stretch her limbs and torso to great lengths and inflate body parts to strengthen her attacks. She uses this to increase the range of her attacks, able to reach enemies from a distance. She can also coil her extended limbs to form a spring with an inflated fist at the end. Though, this could just be a specialized or subset skill of the normal Gem ability of Shapeshifting.
Spinel was Pink Diamond's playmate and "best friend". Created solely to entertain Pink, Spinel considered herself to be Pink's best friend, and for a time, the two were inseparable. However, they gradually grew apart as Pink yearned for more responsibilities and more maturity. Oblivious to this, Spinel continued to attempt to entertain Pink, her attitude now seeming more immature in comparison. She also became clingy; upon Pink's allocation of Earth as her colony by the Diamonds, Spinel was intent on joining Pink on this new endeavour.
Very reluctant to allow Spinel to join her, Pink created a "new game" in order to get rid of her from her side, in which Spinel should wait for her return in the same spot, and never move. Spinel obliged, and waited over 6000 years for Pink's return.
The two were acquainted with one-another as members of Pink Diamond's court, but presumably never interacted much.
Spinel sought out revenge on Steven due to him being the descendant of Pink Diamond, as stated by his broadcast, and she was jealous of the fact that he, or "Pink", now had new friends that were not herself. Hurt by Pink's abandonment, she vowed to destroy Steven's new friends and the planet that Pink had loved so much. Steven accidentally poofs her, perceiving her as a threat once she has poofed Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl.
However upon her regeneration, the two become mutual acquaintances, with Spinel resuming her 'Best Friend' status with Steven, as she did with Pink. The two are inseparable, with the relationship heavily skewed; coming mostly from Spinel. Upon a small disagreement where Spinel sees Steven caring more for his friends than her, she flees to Pink Diamond's Garden, where she tells Steven the story of her past. Moved, and desperate to reform the Gem, Steven brings Spinel back to the Gems and Connie, who, after initially being wary, agree to let Steven help Spinel to deactivate the Injector.
Upon deactivating it, Spinel is once again hurt by Steven's reaction; he claims he only needed her for the Injector, and did not want to be her friend. Resorting back to her old behaviour, Spinel attacks Steven, before retreating to the top of the Injector.
Steven ascends the injector to talk to Spinel, and they fight, until it becomes apparent she has lost her motivation to destroy him, and regrets her actions up until that point. Steven, now fully reunited with his powers, comforts her and claims she can start afresh with new people to be her friends. The Injector promptly explodes due to the battle, and Steven saves Spinel by entrapping her in his bubble alongside him. Steven then attempts to comfort her again, as Spinel decides she has created too much damage and must leave. The diamonds then arrive, ready to confront Steven about where they will live, and Steven introduces Spinel to them, thus giving her the new friends he promised.
- Her design, gloves, and stretching abilities seem to be based off old-fashioned cartoon characters of the 1930s-era "rubberhose" animation style, with long hose-like limbs bending and stretching freely.
- Her design is similar to XJ9 (or Jenny Wakeman) from the Nickelodeon series My Life as a Teenage Robot.
|Her gemstone is located on her chest. Its shape is that of an upside-down heart symbol.|