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  • So, I havent watched the episode shes in for a while, but I always assumed she was a bad guy cause well

    1. Crazy lookin hair

    2. Maniacal smile

    3. Shouts a lot-

    She just... Seemed like a villain to me! XD But now that I've looked at her wiki page, it seems like she was just pissed she got her ship stolen (Rightfully so!) :0

    So now I'm just legitimately asking... Is she a villain? I'm just- Actually confused XD

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    • Advise my friend... No swearing or vulgar words on the wiki like the "a" word. The mods do not like that. I suggest you said edit the words. Thanks!

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    • She's supposed to be an antagonist because she opposes the protagonists (namely Lars and his crew) but honestly, she doesn't do anything too antagonistic; really she's just trying to get her ship back.

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    • InazumAzure wrote:
      Advise my friend... No swearing or vulgar words on the wiki like the "a" word. The mods do not like that. I suggest you said edit the words. Thanks!

      Thanks! Ya, sorry, I forgot '^^

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    • TheNinjaOnTheTop wrote:
      She's supposed to be an antagonist because she opposes the protagonists (namely Lars and his crew) but honestly, she doesn't do anything too antagonistic; really she's just trying to get her ship back.

      Ya, thats what I thought too! :0 I mean, wasnt it her favorite ship? XD

      So she may be an antagonist but ultimately shes not "bad"? :0

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    • On the Caste system page, Emeralds are listed as the next highest class of gem after Diamonds. Emeralds are a type of Beryl, as are Aquamarine and Morganite, two other types of gem we know are high status. Since we know what Aquamarine is like and we know what little we know about Emerald and Morganite, it’s safe to assume that they were not pleasant masters even at the best of times, and they probably had a decent rap sheet of what we’d class as crimes to their name, just like the Diamonds do.

      I don’t care whether Emerald was good or bad though, I’m just mad we didn’t get more of her! She seemed interesting and she was voiced by Jinkx Monsoon who I’m a huge fan of, so to only get one episode of Emerald was disappointing.

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    • Punkopop wrote:
      On the Caste system page, Emeralds are listed as the next highest class of gem after Diamonds. Emeralds are a type of Beryl, as are Aquamarine and Morganite, two other types of gem we know are high status. Since we know what Aquamarine is like and we know what little we know about Emerald and Morganite, it’s safe to assume that they were not pleasant masters even at the best of times, and they probably had a decent rap sheet of what we’d class as crimes to their name, just like the Diamonds do.

      I don’t care whether Emerald was good or bad though, I’m just mad we didn’t get more of her! She seemed interesting and she was voiced by Jinkx Monsoon who I’m a huge fan of, so to only get one episode of Emerald was disappointing.

      Ya, it wouldve been cool to see more of Emerald! Especially since I'm so confused on wheter she was good or bad! XD Maybe we couldve had more episodes of her trying to get her ship back!

      It also wouldve been cool to see her in Steven Universe Future like how we saw Holly Blue!

      Also, fair point! Due to her high status she could be as conceited and mean as Aquamarine but I guess thats just an inference :0

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    • Punkopop wrote:

      I don’t care whether Emerald was good or bad though, I’m just mad we didn’t get more of her! She seemed interesting and she was voiced by Jinkx Monsoon who I’m a huge fan of, so to only get one episode of Emerald was disappointing.

      If only people don't uneceremoniously bash Jinx Monsoon to oblivion then we could have had more apperance and major role for Emerald.

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    • InazumAzure wrote:

      Punkopop wrote:

      I don’t care whether Emerald was good or bad though, I’m just mad we didn’t get more of her! She seemed interesting and she was voiced by Jinkx Monsoon who I’m a huge fan of, so to only get one episode of Emerald was disappointing.

      If only people don't uneceremoniously bash Jinx Monsoon to oblivion then we could have had more apperance and major role for Emerald.

      Right! Toxic fandom at it’s finest... 😡🤮

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    • TheQuirkyUnicorn wrote:

      Punkopop wrote:
      On the Caste system page, Emeralds are listed as the next highest class of gem after Diamonds. Emeralds are a type of Beryl, as are Aquamarine and Morganite, two other types of gem we know are high status. Since we know what Aquamarine is like and we know what little we know about Emerald and Morganite, it’s safe to assume that they were not pleasant masters even at the best of times, and they probably had a decent rap sheet of what we’d class as crimes to their name, just like the Diamonds do.

      Ya, it wouldve been cool to see more of Emerald! Especially since I'm so confused on wheter she was good or bad! XD Maybe we couldve had more episodes of her trying to get her ship back!

      It also wouldve been cool to see her in Steven Universe Future like how we saw Holly Blue!

      Also, fair point! Due to her high status she could be as conceited and mean as Aquamarine but I guess thats just an inference :0

      Another clue about Emerald’s character. Yes all we know for sure was that she was angry about her fastest spaceship being stolen... which is called the Sun Incinerator, and she chased after them in her warship, named the Destiny Destroyer. Since Emerald is the Fleet commander, we can safely assume she has a say in the naming of these ships. Not exactly the spaceship names of a gentle soul are they lol.

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    • Just found this summary of the Steven Universe podcast episode of “Lars of the Stars”

      https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/love-takes-work.tumblr.com/post/169520674097/steven-universe-podcast-minirecaps-lars-of-the/amp

      “Ian says he has tons of ideas and thoughts on what happened in between that he’d really love to write. McKenzie prompts them to talk about Emerald, and Ian volunteers that with emeralds being major gems, she was supposed to be a major bad guy. Rebecca says Emerald was special because while Peridot was a low-ranking Gem and Jasper was a decorated soldier with humble origins, Emerald is very important–not the kind of Gem they usually deal with on the show (excepting the Diamonds, of course). So far they’ve been talking to Gems who would answer to Gems who would answer to Gems who answered to Emerald, so she’s a big deal. She leads a fleet. She’s a “glitzy” enemy, according to Rebecca”

      There you have it, out of the mouths of the creator and co-executive producer themselves. Sadly, for whatever reason, they didn’t get to fully explore Emerald, but we definitely only scratched the surface of her.

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    • Also, don't worry about not seeing every episode she was in. She was only in one XD

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    • Lol very true Memin’, it’s fun to theorize though, and we know Emerald is a lot more complex than what we got to see in the show. I think if any aspect of Steven Universe was worthy of its own spinoff, that didn’t focus on Steven or Pink Diamond, it would be the adventures of Lars and the Off-Colors, which would make Emerald their primary antagonist.

      Also, a note on something I said earlier, about Emerald, Aquamarine and Morganite all being types of Beryl. Bixbite is also a type of Beryl (the rarest in fact in real world gemology) I don’t know whether that means she also had a high class status on Homeworld before joining the Rebellion, but it does show that being a Beryl doesn’t necessarily equal being bad.

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    • Punkopop wrote:

      Another clue about Emerald’s character. Yes all we know for sure was that she was angry about her fastest spaceship being stolen... which is called the Sun Incinerator, and she chased after them in her warship, named the Destiny Destroyer. Since Emerald is the Fleet commander, we can safely assume she has a say in the naming of these ships. Not exactly the spaceship names of a gentle soul are they lol.

      If the Gem navy operates similarly to the US Navy, ship construction and naming would be handled far above Emerald's level.  Given that Yellow Diamond is Commander-in-Chief of the gem military she would be the one who commissions the construction and assignment of new vessels.  Emerald might be high enough ranked that she could suggest how she would like the ships assigned to her named but Yellow Diamond would likely have the final word.

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    • Hawas1983 wrote:

      If the Gem navy operates similarly to the US Navy, ship construction and naming would be handled far above Emerald's level.  Given that Yellow Diamond is Commander-in-Chief of the gem military she would be the one who commissions the construction and assignment of new vessels.  Emerald might be high enough ranked that she could suggest how she would like the ships assigned to her named but Yellow Diamond would likely have the final word.

      I doubt that the Gem Navy operates on the same principle of the US Navy, or any human Navy for that matter. Gems are designed to perform specific responsibilities. Emerald was designed to be a Fleet Commander, and thus would have final say over what happens regarding the specifics of her fleet, except when following commands from Yellow Diamond. Since Yellow would have several Fleet Commanders under her direct control, along with many other high ranking gems in other organization, such as colony leaders, I doubt she would directly micromanage each to the point where she was naming specific ships, aside from her own personal ones or those under her direct charge. She would leave the minutiae of command in each specific area to her generals, trusting in the system in place that each would fulfill their functions as designed.

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    • Punkopop wrote:

      I doubt that the Gem Navy operates on the same principle of the US Navy, or any human Navy for that matter. Gems are designed to perform specific responsibilities. Emerald was designed to be a Fleet Commander, and thus would have final say over what happens regarding the specifics of her fleet, except when following commands from Yellow Diamond. Since Yellow would have several Fleet Commanders under her direct control, along with many other high ranking gems in other organization, such as colony leaders, I doubt she would directly micromanage each to the point where she was naming specific ships, aside from her own personal ones or those under her direct charge. She would leave the minutiae of command in each specific area to her generals, trusting in the system in place that each would fulfill their functions as designed.

      It wouldn't operate like the US Navy in terms of its protocols, traditions, customs, etc. but it would have a chain of command.  Ship building represents a tremendous committment of resources that would have to be authorized at the highest levels.  Especially if we're talking about capital ships.  A gem fleet commander wouldn't have the authority to commit imperial resources to ship building without authorization from the equivalent of the admiralty.  Given that Era II represents a severe resource crisis period I would expect Yellow Diamond would have to sign off on such a major project.

      This all assumes that building, manning and supplying ships like the Destiny Destroyer and the Sun Incinerator requires the equivalent time and resources that go into a nuclear aircraft carrier.  Indications were that the Sun Incinerator was a one-of-a-kind vessel because Emerald didn't send a Sun Incinerator class ship after it.  If it was a prototype for a new ship class Emerald would definitely had to have diamond level authorization before she could build it.

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    • Those are all valid points, and Emerald chose not to destroy it when given the opportunity, deeming it too valuable to lose permanently, choosing instead to attempt to recapture it. When Lars called her bluff she revealed that she wouldn’t fire on the Sun Incinerator, and the attempt to recapture it failed.

      Of course I only pointed out the names in relation to Emerald because we know so little about her, and the names correlate with the character that Sugar and Quartey designed for her. Therefore the names of the ships were most likely chosen as a reflection on Emerald’s personality rather than Yellow’s

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    • If the Gem Empire is organized like our empires of history with a hierarchy of expanding volumes of responsibility then it is possible and even likely that Emerald has shipyards under her authority.  She'd certainly have to get clearance first but I expect that if she had a good reason she'd easily be authorized to expand her fleet or develop new vessel types for the gem navy.

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    • Hawas1983 wrote: If the Gem Empire is organized like our empires of history with a hierarchy of expanding volumes of responsibility then it is possible and even likely that Emerald has shipyards under her authority.  She'd certainly have to get clearance first but I expect that if she had a good reason she'd easily be authorized to expand her fleet or develop new vessel types for the gem navy.

      That’s how I interpret it to be, which lines up more with a historical format of an empire, rather than a modern civilization.

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