I forgot how great it feels to be me!
Sugilite is a colossal and menacing fusion with a stocky, bulky build and four arms (each pair seeming to share a shoulder joint). She features four, medium-lilac eyes located under a strong brow and a fifth one above it. Her mouth is twisted into a grin and filled with sharp, pointed teeth. She has a giant plume of spiky, dark purple-black hair kept in an untamed style similar to Amethyst's, but messier. Her skin color is lavender, like Amethyst's. In close-ups of her, she appears to have purple fingernails painted to appear as gemstones themselves.
Her gemstones are located on her chest, and on the palms of the hands of her upper arms. As of Amethyst and Garnet's regenerations, Sugilite's palm gemstones have been relocated.
She has fuchsia skin, wears a ripped, dark purple, black and burgundy bodysuit similar to Garnet's, and a lilac visor covering her lower eyes. She has four arms which are connected at her sleeves. Her bodysuit has tears in it that are similar to Amethyst's.
Her top is now split into two colors: violet and a darker purple. Her leggings are also no longer ripped, but feature star-shaped patches, much like Amethyst's leggings, with the left one colored black and the right one colored dark-violet. Her hair became longer, gaining an even darker shade of purplish-black, and her skin takes on a more lavender/violet hue, although this could be due to the lighting. Ruby and Sapphire's gemstones are now located on her lower pair of arms with the spiral gloves.
Sugilite's design is not seen in full due to her shapeshifting into Steven; however, her glasses, similar to Alexandrite's, now have a point in the middle covering her fifth eye.
I can be brash, and you can be reckless, and we can both get carried away.
|—Garnet, "Cry for Help"|
Garnet states in Guide to the Crystal Gems that Amethyst's lack of inhibition and her own raw power makes Sugilite so fun to be, causing the fusion to be hard to separate.
Despite her destructive nature, she does seem to retain an attachment to Steven, refraining from marking him as a direct target during her rampages. Ironically, she inadvertently causes a chunk of debris to fly off at Pearl, who deflects it and hits Steven in the face. Sugilite appears to want to impress Steven with her strength, asking if he wanted "to see something cool?" when summoning Garnet's gauntlets and Amethyst's whip to form her flail.
Sugilite first formed in this episode. At the Communication Hub, Garnet remarks they need Sugilite to destroy the hub, asking Amethyst to fuse with her, though Pearl greatly objects, speaking about Sugilite's instability and how she should fuse with Pearl instead to be careful. Garnet declines, and she and Amethyst complete the fusion dance and Sugilite appears. She asks Steven if he wants to see something cool, to which he replies yes, prompting Sugilite to combine Garnet's gauntlets and Amethyst's whip into her flail. She begins to destroy the hub with her flail, but when a rock hits Steven, Pearl and Steven warp back to the Temple, leaving Sugilite back at the Communication Hub, promptly before a rock lands on the warp pad, breaking it and stranding Sugilite. The next morning, Sugilite, having walked back to the beach from the Communication Hub, arrives at the Temple, breaking Greg and Steven's gym. Pearl says Garnet and Amethyst are losing themselves in the fusion, to which Sugilite responds with she is herself and she is sick of being separated. A fight between Sugilite and Pearl ensues, though, despite Sugilite's size and sheer strength, Pearl is able to outsmart her. Sugilite chases Pearl up a hill, and Pearl uses her spear to break the ground under her feet. Sugilite falls to the ground, and her flail lands atop her head, causing her to unfuse.
Sugilite next appears in a non-speaking role. In this episode, Sugilite has a new form due to Amethyst's reformation in the episode "Reformed" and Garnet's (Ruby and Sapphire's) regeneration in the episode "Jail Break". While initially being "benched" by Garnet, after she finds out Pearl had been repeatedly fixing the Communication Hub in order to fuse with her into Sardonyx, Garnet orders Amethyst to fuse with her so they can destroy the hub once and for all. They fuse and Sugilite appears, using a wind-up punch and destroying the Communication Hub in one hit before supposedly unfusing, though it can be assumed no brute force was required to get Sugilite to unfuse, as the next shot shows Garnet and Amethyst separated and back at the Temple.
Garnet and Amethyst, shapeshifted into Steven, form Sugilite (who is also shapeshifted into Steven) in order to catch Steven while playing Steven Tag. They unfuse immediately afterward so Garnet and Pearl could fuse into a Steven formed Sardonyx.
You like that, little man?
|—Sugilite to Steven, "Coach Steven"|
You think you're something?! You... ain't... nothing!
|—Sugilite to Pearl, "Coach Steven"|
Is that all you got? You think that's enough to beat–
|—Sugilite on her fighting abilities, "Coach Steven"|
Sugilite possesses standard Gem abilities.
Being a juggernaut-style fighter, Sugilite uses her sheer strength to smash objects and size to overpower and crush any opponent(s).
Though not as acrobatic and nimble as Opal, Sugilite makes up for it by sheer size - her long legs allow her to cover much ground quickly and leap long distances. Sugilite also has no known weaknesses except her recklessness. In "Coach Steven", she is only defeated when Pearl outsmarts her by luring her up the hill behind the Crystal Temple. She then used her spear to trip Sugilite, causing her to tumble down the side of the temple and damage herself with her own flail, thus knocking her out and separating the fusion.
- When fused with Pearl, they form Alexandrite.
- When fused with Pearl and Rose Quartz, they form Obsidian.
- Sugilite could also form Obsidian by fusing with Rainbow Quartz.
- When fused with Pearl, and Steven, they form the hybrid Obsidian.
- Sugilite could also form the hybrid Obsidian by fusing with Rainbow Quartz 2.0.
- Flail Proficiency: Her weapon is an enormous flail that uses Amethyst's whip as a chain and Garnet's clasped gauntlets as a bludgeon. Using this flail, Sugilite easily smashes through buildings, reducing a defunct Gem Communications Hub to rubble in a short period. The sheer size of Sugilite's flail combined with the length of its chain gives it a much longer range than other Gem melee weapons, much like Amethyst's whip.
- Wind-up Punch: In "Cry for Help", rather than forming her flail, Sugilite twists two of her arms together to deliver a devastating punch.
|1. "Gem Glow":||Absent||14. "Lars and the Cool Kids":||Absent|
|2. "Laser Light Cannon":||Absent||15. "Onion Trade":||Absent|
|3. "Cheeseburger Backpack":||Absent||16. "Steven the Sword Fighter":||Absent|
|4. "Together Breakfast":||Absent||17. "Lion 2: The Movie":||Absent|
|5. "Frybo":||Absent||18. "Beach Party":||Absent|
|6. "Cat Fingers":||Absent||19. "Rose's Room":||Absent|
|7. "Bubble Buddies":||Absent||20. "Coach Steven":||Debut|
|8. "Serious Steven":||Absent||21. "Joking Victim":||Absent|
|9. "Tiger Millionaire":||Absent||22. "Steven and the Stevens":||Absent|
|10. "Steven's Lion":||Absent||23. "Monster Buddies":||Absent|
|11. "Arcade Mania":||Absent||24. "An Indirect Kiss":||Absent|
|12. "Giant Woman":||Absent||25. "Mirror Gem":||Absent|
|13. "So Many Birthdays":||Absent||26. "Ocean Gem":||Absent|
|27. "House Guest":||Absent||40. "On the Run":||Absent|
|28. "Space Race":||Absent||41. "Horror Club":||Absent|
|29. "Secret Team":||Absent||42. "Winter Forecast":||Absent|
|30. "Island Adventure":||Absent||43. "Maximum Capacity":||Absent|
|31. "Keep Beach City Weird":||Absent||44. "Marble Madness":||Absent|
|32. "Fusion Cuisine":||Absent||45. "Rose's Scabbard":||Absent|
|33. "Garnet's Universe":||Absent||46. "Open Book":||Absent|
|34. "Watermelon Steven":||Absent||47. "Shirt Club":||Absent|
|35. "Lion 3: Straight to Video":||Absent||48. "Story for Steven":||Absent|
|36. "Warp Tour":||Absent||49. "The Message":||Absent|
|37. "Alone Together":||Absent||50. "Political Power":||Absent|
|38. "The Test":||Absent||51. "The Return":||Absent|
|39. "Future Vision":||Absent||52. "Jail Break":||Absent|
|1. "Full Disclosure":||Absent||14. "Historical Friction":||Absent|
|2. "Joy Ride":||Absent||15. "Friend Ship":||Absent|
|3. "Say Uncle":||Absent||16. "Nightmare Hospital":||Absent|
|4. "Love Letters":||Absent||17. "Sadie's Song":||Absent|
|5. "Reformed":||Mentioned||18. "Catch and Release":||Absent|
|6. "Sworn to the Sword":||Absent||19. "When It Rains":||Absent|
|7. "Rising Tides, Crashing Skies":||Absent||20. "Back to the Barn":||Absent|
|8. "Keeping It Together":||Absent||21. "Too Far":||Absent|
|9. "We Need to Talk":||Absent||22. "The Answer":||Absent|
|10. "Chille Tid":||Absent||23. "Steven's Birthday":||Absent|
|11. "Cry for Help":||Non-speaking||24. "It Could've Been Great":||Absent|
|12. "Keystone Motel":||Absent||25. "Message Received":||Absent|
|13. "Onion Friend":||Absent||26. "Log Date 7 15 2":||Absent|
|1. "Kindergarten Kid":||Absent||14. "The Zoo":||Absent|
|2. "Know Your Fusion":||Pictured & Mentioned||15. "That Will Be All":||Absent|
|3. "Buddy's Book":||Absent||16. "The New Crystal Gems":||Absent|
|4. "Mindful Education":||Absent||17. "Storm in the Room":||Absent|
|5. "Future Boy Zoltron":||Absent||18. "Rocknaldo":||Absent|
|6. "Last One Out of Beach City":||Absent||19. "Tiger Philanthropist":||Absent|
|7. "Onion Gang":||Absent||20. "Room for Ruby":||Absent|
|8/9. "Gem Harvest":||Absent||21. "Lion 4: Alternate Ending":||Absent|
|10. "Three Gems and a Baby":||Absent||22. "Doug Out":||Absent|
|11. "Steven's Dream":||Absent||23. "The Good Lars":||Absent|
|12. "Adventures in Light Distortion":||Absent||24. "Are You My Dad?":||Absent|
|13. "Gem Heist":||Absent||25. "I Am My Mom":||Absent|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Absent||11. "In Dreams":||Absent|
|2. "Guidance":||Absent||12. "Bismuth Casual":||Absent|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Absent||13. "Together Forever":||Absent|
|4. "Volleyball":||Absent||14. "Growing Pains":||Absent|
|5. "Bluebird":||Absent||15. "Mr. Universe":||Absent|
|6. "A Very Special Episode":||Absent||16. "Fragments":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Day":||Non-speaking||17. "Homeworld Bound":||Absent|
|8. "Why So Blue?":||Absent||18. "Everything's Fine":||Absent|
|9. "Little Graduation":||Absent||19. "I Am My Monster":||Absent|
|10. "Prickly Pair":||Absent||20. "The Future":||Absent|
|1. "Lion Loves to Fit in a Box":||Absent|
|2. "The Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?":||Absent|
|3. "We Are the Crystal Gems":||Absent|
|4. "The Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?":||Absent|
|6. "The Classroom Gems: Fusion":||Non-speaking|
|7. "Cooking with Lion":||Absent|
|8. "Gem Karaoke":||Absent|
|9. "Steven Reacts":||Absent|
|10. "Video Chat":||Absent|
|11. "Steven's Song Time":||Absent|
- Sugilite is the first Crystal Gem to act as an antagonist, the second one being Bismuth.
- Her motivations do not seem to include protecting Earth or humans, instead impressing Steven ("You like that, little man?") and general destructiveness.
- Despite being an unstable fusion, she has a distinct voice instead of having a mix of her components’ and a more humanoid body shape.
- Alexandrite also shares these traits.
- Sugilite is the first fusion of three different Gem types, being made of a Quartz, a Ruby, and a Sapphire.
- According to Ben Levin, Alexandrite is, in theory, taller than Sugilite, due to Alexandrite being composed of four Gems.
- Sugilite could be based on an Oni, which is a Japanese demon, due to the gemstone being first discovered in Japan by Professor Ken-ichi Sugi.
- She also strongly resembles the Hindu goddess of Destruction, Kali. Kali is often portrayed with four arms and a very destructive nature. Sugilite's long and somewhat wild-looking dark hair also resembles common portrayals of Kali. While Kali is often described as violent, she is still usually seen as a destroyer of evil. Some legends even show her with a caring, maternal side, as she is the goddess of Creation too. This also matches with Sugilite's care for Steven.
- Sugilite demonstrates that when multiple Gems are fused for too long, they can slowly lose their individuality.
- Sugilite can be seen as a metaphor for brains over brawn, as she was defeated by Pearl despite being much stronger, due to the mere fact that Pearl's quick thinking and decision-making during their battle was superior to hers.
- The fight between Pearl and Sugilite is very similar to the term "underdog" connecting with the fight between David and Goliath, with David outsmarting Goliath, who was stronger.
- This can also be represented in the song of the episode "Strong in the Real Way", as it heavily implies that Pearl values intelligence over brute force.
- Sugilite seems to have sugilite stones as fingernails faceted in different shapes. The index is shaped like a star while the rest appear to be square.
- Sugilite was the first fusion whose full transformation was seen on-screen.
- She did not want to de-fuse so soon in "Coach Steven", but, in "Cry for Help", she seemed to have defused easily. This may be because, in "Cry for Help", she was not fused for a very long amount of time.
- In "Cry for Help", her tower-smashing punch was inspired by the "Twister-Sock Punch" from Popeye and Donkey Kong's "Giant Punch" from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Sugilite has two songs that refer to her, the first being "Strong in the Real Way". The second is "Tower of Mistakes".
- Sugilite's skin tone appears to be lighter in "Cry for Help". This might be due to Garnet's regeneration in "Jail Break".
- Despite looking identical, Sugilite has slightly darker skin than Amethyst.
- Sugilite appears as a more stable fusion in "Cry for Help" than she does in "Coach Steven", only fusing to destroy the Communication Hub and presumably de-fusing immediately afterward.
- Sugilite is the first and only fusion known to have 5 eyes.
- Sugilite is the first and only known fusion whose gemstones have switched locations between appearances.
- She is the first unstable fusion to have her own voice and have a humanoid shape.
- Both times Sugilite appears on screen, she is formed to destroy the Communication Hub.
- Sugilite is mentioned in "Know Your Fusion" as part of a strength game Sardonyx had Smoky Quartz play.
- Sugilite's voice actor Nicki Minaj was also indirectly mentioned when Sardonyx said she was being paid even though she had not recorded any new lines for the episode despite being heard.
- Sugilite is associated with the resolution of existential problems, self-awareness, incarnation, and identity; which can be the reason for her reluctance to unfuse or fuse again.
| Amethyst's gemstone on Sugilite, featuring a hexagonal facet. It is a tetradecahedron. It is located on her chest.
|Ruby's gemstone on Sugilite, featuring a square facet. It is a decahedron. In her debut form (from "Coach Steven"), it is located on the palm of her upper left hand. In her previous and latest form (from "Cry for Help" and "Snow Day"), it is located on the palm of her lower left hand.|
|Sapphire's gemstone on Sugilite, featuring a triangular facet. It is an octahedron. In her debut form (from "Coach Steven"), it is located on the palm of her upper right hand. In her previous and latest form (from "Cry for Help" and "Snow Day"), it is located on the palm of her lower right hand.|