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* Some [[Crystal Gems]], whose [[gemstones]] were smashed in the war, had their shards stolen and were forced into fusing to form [[Cluster Gems]].<ref>[[Keeping it Together]] - Garnet: ''"These were Crystal Gems, shattered into pieces. They were buried together. [...] They were forced together. They were forced to fuse!"''</ref>
 
* Some [[Crystal Gems]], whose [[gemstones]] were smashed in the war, had their shards stolen and were forced into fusing to form [[Cluster Gems]].<ref>[[Keeping it Together]] - Garnet: ''"These were Crystal Gems, shattered into pieces. They were buried together. [...] They were forced together. They were forced to fuse!"''</ref>
 
* In [[Rose's Secret Armory]], sets of armor are seen that Pearl refers to as "The Armor of the Fallen"; it is possible that the armor belonged to Gems who were defeated during the Rebellion.<ref>[[Rose's Scabbard]]</ref>
 
* In [[Rose's Secret Armory]], sets of armor are seen that Pearl refers to as "The Armor of the Fallen"; it is possible that the armor belonged to Gems who were defeated during the Rebellion.<ref>[[Rose's Scabbard]]</ref>
* Even though [[Amethyst]] was about 1,000 years old during the time of the Rebellion<ref>[[Marble Madness]] - Pearl: ''"This site has been damaged enough by the gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago!"''</ref>, she was still residing in the [[Kindergarten]] during its events. She never experienced the war, though she has said that she wishes she could have been a part of it.<ref>[[Rose's Scabbard]]<br />Pearl: ''"That's right! And I fought alongside her."''<br />Amethyst: ''"Man, I wish I could've seen it!"''<br />Garnet: ''"No, you don't. Countless Gems were broken here. It was a maelstrom of destruction and death."''</ref>
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* It is initially implied that [[Amethyst]] was about 500 years old during the time of the Rebellion<ref>[[Marble Madness]] - Pearl: ''"This site has been damaged enough by the gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago!"''</ref>, but it is later stated by [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven]] that she did not "come out of the ground" until the Rebellion was over.<ref>[[Guide to the Crystal Gems (Steven Universe)]], page 39
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"...she didn't come out of the ground until after Garnet and Pearl and Mom were already done fighting the Earth war."
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</ref> Amethyst never experienced the war, though she has said that she wishes she could have been a part of it.<ref>[[Rose's Scabbard]]<br />Pearl: ''"That's right! And I fought alongside her."''<br />Amethyst: ''"Man, I wish I could've seen it!"''<br />Garnet: ''"No, you don't. Countless Gems were broken here. It was a maelstrom of destruction and death."''</ref>
 
* [[Greg Universe|Greg]] said The Rebellion ended with Gems and people being destroyed; indicating humans might have been involved in The Rebellion or some humans were unfortunate victims of it.
 
* [[Greg Universe|Greg]] said The Rebellion ended with Gems and people being destroyed; indicating humans might have been involved in The Rebellion or some humans were unfortunate victims of it.
 
* The [[Crystal Gems]] used the [[Wailing Stone]] during the Rebellion to communicate, as confirmed by [[Pearl]] in "[[Rose's Room]]".
 
* The [[Crystal Gems]] used the [[Wailing Stone]] during the Rebellion to communicate, as confirmed by [[Pearl]] in "[[Rose's Room]]".

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The Rebellion, or the Gem War, was an event that occurred approximately 5,500 years ago, as confirmed by "The Guide to the Crystal Gems", when the Crystal Gems rebelled against the Gem Homeworld to protect Earth.

History

Gem warrior

An unknown Gem warrior fighting against Rose during the Rebellion.

In "Rose's Scabbard", they visit an ancient Gem Battlefield, where Pearl says a battle was fought over 5,000 years ago, Garnet describes the battle as a maelstrom of death and destruction, saying that countless Gems were broken. In "Sworn to the Sword" Pearl later reveals that some of the first battles for Earth happened in the Ancient Sky Arena. She also stated in "On the Run" that the Homeworld Gems wanted to do something bad to the Earth, and some Gems such as herself, Garnet and Rose Quartz found their proposals unfair to the life already existent on the Earth. They rebelled against them, and the historic battle happened with Rose Quartz leading her own armies of Crystal Gems, fighting against the Gem Homeworld.

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Greg also is shown to know about the war; he states in "The Return" that in the war, Rose could only use her shield to save a handful of her closest friends, and that many Gems and people died during the conflict. In this episode, Jasper also stated she was present during the war for Earth, and that she fought against Rose's armies.[1]

The battlefield was first shown in "Serious Steven", and the events of the Rebellion are most likely recorded on the walls of the Pyramid Temple, as one can see a carving of Rose fighting against an unknown Gem.

Trivia

  • The weapons of the Gem warriors who died during the conflict were left on the Battlefield.[2]
  • Some Crystal Gems, whose gemstones were smashed in the war, had their shards stolen and were forced into fusing to form Cluster Gems.[3]
  • In Rose's Secret Armory, sets of armor are seen that Pearl refers to as "The Armor of the Fallen"; it is possible that the armor belonged to Gems who were defeated during the Rebellion.[4]
  • It is initially implied that Amethyst was about 500 years old during the time of the Rebellion[5], but it is later stated by Steven that she did not "come out of the ground" until the Rebellion was over.[6] Amethyst never experienced the war, though she has said that she wishes she could have been a part of it.[7]
  • Greg said The Rebellion ended with Gems and people being destroyed; indicating humans might have been involved in The Rebellion or some humans were unfortunate victims of it.
  • The Crystal Gems used the Wailing Stone during the Rebellion to communicate, as confirmed by Pearl in "Rose's Room".

References

  1. The Return - Jasper: "I was there, you know. At the first war for this garbage planet. I fought against your armies. I respected your tactics."
  2. Serious Steven
  3. Keeping it Together - Garnet: "These were Crystal Gems, shattered into pieces. They were buried together. [...] They were forced together. They were forced to fuse!"
  4. Rose's Scabbard
  5. Marble Madness - Pearl: "This site has been damaged enough by the gems that were incubated here 6,000 years ago!"
  6. Guide to the Crystal Gems (Steven Universe), page 39 "...she didn't come out of the ground until after Garnet and Pearl and Mom were already done fighting the Earth war."
  7. Rose's Scabbard
    Pearl: "That's right! And I fought alongside her."
    Amethyst: "Man, I wish I could've seen it!"
    Garnet: "No, you don't. Countless Gems were broken here. It was a maelstrom of destruction and death."
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