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  • A.) Rose Quartz

    B.) Pearl

    C.) Yellow Diamond

    D.) Pink Diamond (suicide?)

    E.) Temple Fusion (Obsidian?)

    F.) Nobody (The gem in the bubble in the temple)

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    • G.) None of the above

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    • I feel like it was someone in her own court looking to usurp her of her throne and power (not Rose) to do with what they please I just think Rose ended up being a good scapegoat. I believe this is the reason for the Diamonds last ditch corruption attack, I'm thinking in light of these turns of events they had deemed all gems who had been on earth "tainted" no longer trustworthy having been separated from HWs influence for too long. I also have this feeling that Pink was going to declare independence from HW this is just a hunch though, but this feeds in to why the diamonds would deem an indiscrimanate attack necessary.

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    • "I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz, shatter Pink Diamond!"

      A.

      I don't doubt that this Ruby is telling the truth. What I do doubt is that what she saw means the same thing as what she thinks it means. We already know that all gems can shapeshift. We also know that Rose Quartz has a power where she can take over other people's bodies (and they can probably take over hers as well). We also don't know the context in which the so-called shattering happened, and we don't know that shattered gems can't be repaired! Pink Diamond might have known all of these things. Garnet might have known all of these things.

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    • Well one thing I'd like people to remember is that if it was another member of pinks court if they shape shifted they would likely be able to match color fairly well seeing as most gems within a court have similar color schemes to begin with. And yeah Ruby doesn't strike me as a liar.

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    • We should also remember that Rose Quartz could have been there, as Eyeball had witnessed, but not actually have been the one to shatter PD.  Why?  Well we were, up until this point, conditioned to believe RQ was opposed to shattering Gems, hence her sword.  This should've included Pink Diamond, which means that her intended course of actions could have been:

      a) trying to prevent the shattering

      b) she approached for the sake of destroying PD's physical form (poofing), and then extorting some sort of "compromise" via holding PD at ransom.  After all, that is what Bismuth intended Rose's sword to do, assuming that is the sword Eyeball saw.  This is based, in part, on the depictions shown in the Pyramid Temple .

      But then how do we reconcile Pearl and Garnet's claims?  Rose Quartz never denied it.  A possible reason for doing so is to protect someone else's name.  Someone who she and the Crystal Gems cared about, who may or may not be currently with them.  Rose Quartz protects (humans, the Earth, her comrades: her innate powers are literally defensive), so this sounds plausible.

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    • "I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz, shatter Pink Diamond!" -Eyeball, Back to the Moon

      "But did mom really do it? Did she really shatter her?"
      "She had to. The Earth belonged to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet." -an exchange between Steven and Garnet, Bubbled

      "Where were her Agates, her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl?"
      "They were with her of course, they saw the whole thing." -an exchange between the defending Zircon and Yellow Diamond, The Trial

      Okay, we have had an eyewitness to the event, a close ally to the accused, and one of the enemy leaders, who is familiar with the case, all saying the same thing: Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Yellow Diamond even goes so far as to say that there were more eyewitnesses than just Eyeball: her Agates, her Sapphires, and her Pearl. I don't see a reason why Eyeball, Garnet, and all the other various eyewitnesses would lie about who did it, and/or what she had done; it's just too many gems saying that they had seen the same event play out, then you have a fusion, who probably wasn't an eyewitness, but was a close ally to the gem accused of the shattering, who would likely have at least some knowledge about Rose's plans of shattering her. I've seen people try to debunk this, but the best I've seen people do is suggest that they're unreliable sources. However, even if you proved that they're all unreliable, you still have 3 different characters from wildly different backgrounds all claiming the same thing, which would be strange if what they're claiming isn't true.

      Edit: From a meta standpoint, having someone who wasn't Rose shatter Pink Diamond doesn't make sense either. We have an entire season, Season 4, built around the premise of Steven coping with Rose's wrongdoings, namely shattering Pink Diamond. Episodes like Storm in the Room, and Mindful Education essentially boil down to filler if you remove this, as the character development for Steven in these episodes is based around Steven coping with the fact his mother was not a clear cut hero, and nothing really happens to progress the plot of the show in these episodes either.

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    • AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      "I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz, shatter Pink Diamond!" -Eyeball, Back to the Moon

      "But did mom really do it? Did she really shatter her?"
      "She had to. The Earth belonged to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet." -an exchange between Steven and Garnet, Bubbled

      "Where were her Agates, her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl?"
      "They were with her of course, they saw the whole thing." -an exchange between the defending Zircon and Yellow Diamond, The Trial

      Okay, we have had an eyewitness to the event, a close ally to the accused, and one of the enemy leaders, who is familiar with the case, all saying the same thing: Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Yellow Diamond even goes so far as to say that there were more eyewitnesses than just Eyeball: her Agates, her Sapphires, and her Pearl. I don't see a reason why Eyeball, Garnet, and all the other various eyewitnesses would lie about who did it, and/or what she had done; it's just too many gems saying that they had seen the same event play out, then you have a fusion, who probably wasn't an eyewitness, but was a close ally to the gem accused of the shattering, who would likely have at least some knowledge about Rose's plans of shattering her. I've seen people try to debunk this, but the best I've seen people do is suggest that they're unreliable sources. However, even if you proved that they're all unreliable, you still have 3 different characters from wildly different backgrounds all claiming the same thing, which would be strange if what they're claiming isn't true.

      which is why i think it was a shapeshifted member of pinks court as they would have a color close enough to Roses to pass as her.

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    • SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      "I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz, shatter Pink Diamond!" -Eyeball, Back to the Moon

      "But did mom really do it? Did she really shatter her?"
      "She had to. The Earth belonged to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet." -an exchange between Steven and Garnet, Bubbled

      "Where were her Agates, her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl?"
      "They were with her of course, they saw the whole thing." -an exchange between the defending Zircon and Yellow Diamond, The Trial

      Okay, we have had an eyewitness to the event, a close ally to the accused, and one of the enemy leaders, who is familiar with the case, all saying the same thing: Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Yellow Diamond even goes so far as to say that there were more eyewitnesses than just Eyeball: her Agates, her Sapphires, and her Pearl. I don't see a reason why Eyeball, Garnet, and all the other various eyewitnesses would lie about who did it, and/or what she had done; it's just too many gems saying that they had seen the same event play out, then you have a fusion, who probably wasn't an eyewitness, but was a close ally to the gem accused of the shattering, who would likely have at least some knowledge about Rose's plans of shattering her. I've seen people try to debunk this, but the best I've seen people do is suggest that they're unreliable sources. However, even if you proved that they're all unreliable, you still have 3 different characters from wildly different backgrounds all claiming the same thing, which would be strange if what they're claiming isn't true.

      which is why i think it was a shapeshifted member of pinks court as they would have a color close enough to Roses to pass as her.

      That doesn't explain why Garnet had said Rose did it though.

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    • AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      "I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz, shatter Pink Diamond!" -Eyeball, Back to the Moon

      "But did mom really do it? Did she really shatter her?"
      "She had to. The Earth belonged to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet." -an exchange between Steven and Garnet, Bubbled

      "Where were her Agates, her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl?"
      "They were with her of course, they saw the whole thing." -an exchange between the defending Zircon and Yellow Diamond, The Trial

      Okay, we have had an eyewitness to the event, a close ally to the accused, and one of the enemy leaders, who is familiar with the case, all saying the same thing: Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Yellow Diamond even goes so far as to say that there were more eyewitnesses than just Eyeball: her Agates, her Sapphires, and her Pearl. I don't see a reason why Eyeball, Garnet, and all the other various eyewitnesses would lie about who did it, and/or what she had done; it's just too many gems saying that they had seen the same event play out, then you have a fusion, who probably wasn't an eyewitness, but was a close ally to the gem accused of the shattering, who would likely have at least some knowledge about Rose's plans of shattering her. I've seen people try to debunk this, but the best I've seen people do is suggest that they're unreliable sources. However, even if you proved that they're all unreliable, you still have 3 different characters from wildly different backgrounds all claiming the same thing, which would be strange if what they're claiming isn't true.

      which is why i think it was a shapeshifted member of pinks court as they would have a color close enough to Roses to pass as her.

      That doesn't explain why Garnet had said Rose did it though.

      I believe Garnet doesn't just get constant visions of the future, I believe her future vision requires effort and I don't really think she foresaw Rose shattering Pink, I think it was just as simple as Rose claiming ownership of the chain of events to one of her subordinates and them taking her word for it. Whether it was to protect someone else or to bolster the image of her rebellion remains to be seen.

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    • SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      which is why i think it was a shapeshifted member of pinks court as they would have a color close enough to Roses to pass as her.

      That doesn't explain why Garnet had said Rose did it though.

      I believe Garnet doesn't just get constant visions of the future, I believe her future vision requires effort and I don't really think she foresaw Rose shattering Pink, I think it was just as simple as Rose claiming ownership of the chain of events to one of her subordinates and them taking her word for it. Whether it was to protect someone else or to bolster the image of her rebellion remains to be seen.

      What does Rose gain from claiming she was the one who shattered Pink Diamond? And, looking back up at your original theory: Why would a gem in a society with jobs based around the type of gem they are think that they'd be allowed to take over the job of another gem? Especially a gem as powerful as a Diamond? What evidence do you have for your theory that isn't speculation?

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    • AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      which is why i think it was a shapeshifted member of pinks court as they would have a color close enough to Roses to pass as her.

      That doesn't explain why Garnet had said Rose did it though.

      I believe Garnet doesn't just get constant visions of the future, I believe her future vision requires effort and I don't really think she foresaw Rose shattering Pink, I think it was just as simple as Rose claiming ownership of the chain of events to one of her subordinates and them taking her word for it. Whether it was to protect someone else or to bolster the image of her rebellion remains to be seen.

      What does Rose gain from claiming she was the one who shattered Pink Diamond? And, looking back up at your original theory: Why would a gem in a society with jobs based around the type of gem they are think that they'd be allowed to take over the job of another gem? Especially a gem as powerful as a Diamond? What evidence do you have for your theory that isn't speculation?

      My reasoning on someone attempting to usurp her would be basically that the rebels likely wouldn't care if someone attempted to take power as long as they weren't directly opposing them. I don't think it's so much thinking they'd be allowed and more thinking "who's gonna stop me" especially if they were secretly endorsed by the leader of the rebellion. As I stated before intentionally taking the rap for shattering Pink would do alot to make the rebellion look like a threat or superpower perhaps helping to grab recruits and dissuading further aggression ( it didn't work that way obviously ) in any case taking responsibility for Pinks shattering would have made them look like a stronger force and could have bolstered the rebellion greatly, I think they simply weren't expecting the HW coup de grâce in the form of the corruption song.

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    • SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      My reasoning on someone attempting to usurp her would be basically that the rebels likely wouldn't care if someone attempted to take power as long as they weren't directly opposing them. I don't think it's so much thinking they'd be allowed and more thinking "who's gonna stop me" especially if they were secretly endorsed by the leader of the rebellion. As I stated before intentionally taking the rap for shattering Pink would do alot to make the rebellion look like a threat or superpower perhaps helping to grab recruits and dissuading further aggression ( it didn't work that way obviously ) in any case taking responsibility for Pinks shattering would have made them look like a stronger force and could have bolstered the rebellion greatly, I think they simply weren't expecting the HW coup de grâce in the form of the corruption song.

      I think you're misinterpreting my question. Of course the Crystal Gems wouldn't care if someone tried to take over Pink's job, but the Diamonds would. And again, can I have any proof for this that isn't based on speculation?

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    • AnonymousDuckLover wrote:

      SpacecreepPeridot wrote:

      My reasoning on someone attempting to usurp her would be basically that the rebels likely wouldn't care if someone attempted to take power as long as they weren't directly opposing them. I don't think it's so much thinking they'd be allowed and more thinking "who's gonna stop me" especially if they were secretly endorsed by the leader of the rebellion. As I stated before intentionally taking the rap for shattering Pink would do alot to make the rebellion look like a threat or superpower perhaps helping to grab recruits and dissuading further aggression ( it didn't work that way obviously ) in any case taking responsibility for Pinks shattering would have made them look like a stronger force and could have bolstered the rebellion greatly, I think they simply weren't expecting the HW coup de grâce in the form of the corruption song.

      I think you're misinterpreting my question. Of course the Crystal Gems wouldn't care if someone tried to take over Pink's job, but the Diamonds would. And again, can I have any proof for this that isn't based on speculation?

      The original question in this thread was asking for opinion which could be grounded both in fact and speculation, I provided my reasoning. The only thing I can prove unequivocally is that shattering Pink would have made the CGs look like a more serious contending power. As far as usurping the throne of earth that is speculation. As far as the shows own dialogue goes there is certainly reason to both believe and doubt that Rose was directly or indirectly involved in Pinks shattering. I AM reaching a bit but my reasoning for doing it is because if Rose didn't do it ( and there is fairly powerful evidence to support and deny that claim ) someone else had to have the motivation, if it was a member of the CGs it still pretty much falls on Rose, she would still ultimately be responsible so if it was one of them it doesn't make since that they maintain it is Rose (except to potentially protect someone but that doesn't make since cuz the CGs would still be villified and basically attacked on sight) So if it was someone from outside the CGs it would have had to have been someone who could have blended fairly well meaning it would have had to have been someone expected to be there meaning one of Pinks own or a delegate of some kind from one of the other diamonds which would be such a cop out at this point gahhhh, and if it was one of her own it begs the question what could they possibly have to gain and perhaps usurping the throne isn't necessarily the right idea but redistribution of power in general. Anyways given what we know it makes the most since that it was either someone from Pinks court or someone from the CGs and with how contradictory things have been with the evidence for and against Rose I really don't believe it's her or her alone at the very least.



      "Edit: From a meta standpoint, having someone who wasn't Rose shatter Pink Diamond doesn't make sense either. We have an entire season, Season 4, built around the premise of Steven coping with Rose's wrongdoings, namely shattering Pink Diamond. Episodes like Storm in the Room, and Mindful Education essentially boil down to filler if you remove this, as the character development for Steven in these episodes is based around Steven coping with the fact his mother was not a clear cut hero, and nothing really happens to progress the plot of the show in these episodes either."

      This all still works if the CGs aren't aware Rose didn't do it because it simply means Steven is being forced to inherit his mothers willingness to accept this burden. These things serve to enforce the same kind of behavior exemplified by Rose and teach Steven that as a leader you have to make some rough calls. They make sense because in canon it's been accepted that Rose DID do it whether or not she actually did it.

      I'm not really trying to argue, so I'm sorry :/ just defending my thoughts as they are valid. I also did not misinterpret your question, you just misinterpretted my response to be represented as being rooted more in fact than a mixture of fact and speculation. Also apparently a gem can take over the job of a diamond, isn't that essentially what Rose did after Pink was gone? Did she not become the highest ranking gem in a leadership role left on earth?

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    • Pretty much every theory is speculation at this point, because we still don't have enough insight on anyone being involved other than RQ.  The Trial broached the question of whether RQ was actually capable of doing the deed, which has since sparked a lot of interest.  I can't fathom why the creator of the show would invest in a "murder mystery" if we'll just end up in the same place that we began. 

      The question of the entourage, who for whatever reason were not available to testify at Steven's trial, brings about considerations for assistance from the inside.  Yellow Diamond did protest the presence of this entourage, but does she know with certainty they were there?  There is certainly motivation to claim they were; imagine how incompetent Pink Diamond, and possibly the other Diamonds would look if her entourage actually wasn't there?  What if they were there, but told not to react?  YD also claims that she must have snuck past her guard, yet Eyeball of all Gems saw her and her big sword?  And why is a Ruby, who was fooled by a shapeshifted Gem, the star witness?  Why not the Gems from her entourage?  Corroboration makes for a more compelling case.  The last time RQ approached and threatened a Diamond, she made herself known, and the Diamond got away.  But something was different here, and while it is possible that Rose evaded or defeated every single Gem allegedly protecting PD, it is a lot more plausible that she had some help.

      There's no mystery if RQ did the deed as proposed.  At the very least, there must've been some mitigating factor that allowed RQ to get the access that she did.  I'm in favor of a conspiracy, as it is the least straightforward and thus can explain how a being who should've been untouchable suddenly was.

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    • A- White Diamond, either personally or by being the mastermind that planned the shattering.



      B- She wasn't shattered at all.

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    • Femslash-addict wrote:

      And why is a Ruby, who was fooled by a shapeshifted Gem, the star witness?  Why not the Gems from her entourage? 

      Because Eyeball was not there to testify that Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Eyeball was there to testify that Steven and Rose Quartz were the same person. Remember, Zircon called Eyeball as a witness because “this thing doesn’t look like a Rose Quartz” and then Eyeball testified that Steven told her he was Rose Quartz.

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    • Sedorna wrote:

      Because Eyeball was not there to testify that Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Eyeball was there to testify that Steven and Rose Quartz were the same person. Remember, Zircon called Eyeball as a witness because “this thing doesn’t look like a Rose Quartz” and then Eyeball testified that Steven told her he was Rose Quartz.

      True, but the fact Eyeball believed shapeshifted Amethyst to be Jasper still calls into question her ability to discern correct identity.  Her "testimony" was based entirely on hearsay, which adds little to actually prove they are in one in the same, as is the case when Amethyst told Eyeball she was Jasper (with a tan), and Eyeball believed her.  Only Eyeball and Steven witnessed the healing, so for all anyone knows, Eyeball could be mistaken.

      From Homeworld's context, Eyeball's testimony was "valid" and useful.  But, from the story-telling/meta perspective, I think Eyeball's purpose was to add to the peculiarity of the circumstances, which then leads into the Defense's argument, challenging not if RQ and Steven are one in the same, but if RQ should even be punished for a crime she may not have committed.

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    • Citronite wrote:
      A- White Diamond, either personally or by being the mastermind that planned the shattering.

      B- She wasn't shattered at all.

      Agreed. A poofing/bubbling and a shattering probably look awful similar to a low-ranking Ruby. Does Eyeball even know the difference?

      I don't think Yellow even knows what she's talking about. She says a court full of people must have seen it, but who told her that? She's just saying that because she feels she's lost her (bratty) kid thousands of years ago, and she's moved on and she doesn't want this all brought back up anymore. She doesn't want to think about it. But if she did, I think she'd realize she's wrong.

      Rose's sword can't break gems. The Breaking Point was never used by Rose. Rose herself couldn't have shattered anyone on purpose. Only a shapeshifter or a body swapper could have, which means Rose is innocent. (And I think Steven's finally realized that.)

      I really hope Pink is bubbled somewhere though, or more hopefully, living within Rose's gem as a passenger and watching all of this play out.

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    • Official Homeworld records say there were multiple witnesses. Whether those witnesses had been tampered with in some way is an unknown. Any gem that did not personally witness the event and only has the official witness testimonies is of course going to believe RQ did it.

      Zircon (D) Now, as the records show (walks to the steps of the palanquin) Pink Diamond was shattered just outside a palanquin much like this. Witnesses say Pink had just stepped out and had only taken a few steps forward when Rose attacked her from the front!

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    • White.

      She was the only one who possibly had both the motive and the authority to do as Zircon had deduced. (Blue questioned that Rose shattered Pink - who would bring that up if they were the quilty party and their enemy would have taken the fall?) (Yellow's fury at being accused and strict-motherly interactions with Pink convinced me that she couldn't be the one.) (White's motive was likely to remove the "defective" Diamond from the ranks, perceiving her as a potential (inadvertant) threat to the Homeworld.)

      She seems to have higher authority than the other Diamonds (being the head and torso of the Gematron, and the top Diamond in both symbols), and thus would be the only one able to order the Gems to keep a secret from the other Diamonds.

      She doesn't appear. This means that we don't know her personality whatsoever. She could be anything from unhinged and power-hungry to emotionally dead, all of which would give her more motivation than the other Diamonds.

      I believe that White's largest concern by far is the objective advancement of Homeworld, at the cost of emotional ties and the subjective - which ties back to her motivation.






      On a related note, has anyone considered that White might be the same size as (or even smaller than) Pink?

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    • Silverbrick wrote:

      On a related note, has anyone considered that White might be the same size as (or even smaller than) Pink?

      Sure. :)

      Has anyone considered that White might be the entire limbless torso of the Gematron? :o

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    • Perhaps those witnesses lied, if/when it gets out that a Diamond shattered another Diamond, there will be Civil War

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    • One theory I had was the "Larger Power" theory. In which there is a larger power at play in this, and it's larger than the diamonds. This larger power I thought of as two diety level beings known as Sybill and Edward who created the diamonds, but argued a lot. A hostile home environment could be the reason why Yellow is so aggressive and Blue is so deppressed.

      In addition, Edward could have manefested themselves into Rose Quartz which explains how Rose is so powerful. However, Sybill would remain at the top of gem society but in secret, so nobody knows about them. 

      How does this relate to PD's death? Well PD could have been created after the other Diamonds, and dissatisfied by the result, Sybill could have been able to lure Pink Diamond on top of the mountain alone, kill PD, then when any witnesses would arrive Sybill would have set fire to the crime scene. 

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    • GamingGodPrime wrote: Perhaps those witnesses lied, if/when it gets out that a Diamond shattered another Diamond, there will be Civil War

      But why would Garnet lie to Steven about this?

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    • Perhaps she doesnt know either, Rose Quartz has kept secrets from the others

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    • GamingGodPrime wrote: Perhaps she doesnt know either, Rose Quartz has kept secrets from the others

      But how would Garnet know of the rumors on Homeworld? She's not aligned with Homeworld. And Rose didn't directly lie to her allies about what she did; at most, she lied by omission, but if that were the case, Garnet wouldn't have known about Pink's shattering at all until "Back to the Moon", since she wouldn't have anyone to tell her Pink Diamond was shattered, and learning about it then and there would've evoked denial from someone who would've been familiar with Rose's views on shattering. Yet, Garnet was just saddened. She's dealt with these emotions before, and bringing up Pink's shattering only let them resurface. If Rose had kept knowledge of Pink's shattering from Garnet, she wouldn't have known about it, and thus wouldn't have been able to cope with that knowledge. Rose keeping secrets does not equal lying.

      Plus, Garnet gives a clear indication she's aware of what happened in "Bubbled":

      Steven: But did mom really do it. Did she really shatter her?
      Garnet: She had to. The Earth belong to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet.

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    • Maybe she just went along with it, being a 'Diamond shatterer' did help the Rebellion somewhat.

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    • What about the humans? And then the show ends in the most violent way it can end :DD

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    • I have extra support for White being the shatterer, but it's kinda convoluted so I understand if you don't accept it.

      Blue Diamond has power over Emotions, as we see in the Trial.

      Yellow Diamond seems to have power over lighting, but I think her actual power is over a gem's Body, much like the (yellow) destabilizers.

      The Corrupting Light affected three parts of a Gem: the Body, Emotions and Mind.

      Therefore, White may have power over gems' Minds, the missing part of the Light. This would give her the ability to fake Rose shattering Pink rather easily.

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    • I just realized something that jungle moon could have been suggesting. Maybe by that time Yellow was supposed to get Pink a pearl but hadn't. That could actually be why she got super uncomfortable during the trial when they started asking why her pearl wouldn't have warned her.

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    • My pet theory is D: Pink Diamond shattered herself, in a way.  

      Things to reconcile:
      * There are many witnesses who saw PD 'shattered'
      * Garnet believes RQ shattered PD
      * Zircon claims that it is beyond the power of a RQ to shatter PD.  

      We know from Steven's last Diamond Dream, that whoever Yellow was talking to on the phone was questioning her order to destroy a planet with life on it; thus we know that destroying inhabited worlds was not their usual MO, this was a new development.  This establishes a pattern that Yellow Diamond was ruthless and growing moreso over time.

      PD wanted her own planet, she was young and learning but had the unfortunate circumstance of proximity to Yellow Diamond and supposed her strong because of her ruthlessness.  Earth is discovered to be rich with minerals and life and Yellow wishes to plunder it but PD intercedes, begging to be allowed to subjugate and destroy this planet personally just as effectively as Yellow.  Despite Yellow's better sense, she agrees to give Pink a chance.

      Pink in her zeal, begins her project with gusto, creating the kindergartens and implanting The Cluster.  All goes well except that her Rose Quartz feels this is all too much and resolves to prove to herself that the humans are devoid of any redeeming qualities before she can continue to support her diamond.  She finds the opposite and brings her findings immediately to PD, begging her to end this destructive colonization.  PD is at first dismissive, then hostile to RQ, driving her away into exile, along with those who would follow her.

      Time passes and Rose gains more followers leading to the Gem wars on Earth.  Rose is driven by her desire to bring her Diamond to the truth.  I suppose that after some great battle, PD finally sees the truth, landing in the awful position of having her conscience telling her to disobey Yellow, and her desire to prove her might as an equal member of the Diamonds.

      I posit that PD knew that there was no way to convince the Diamonds to stop and if she tried, Yellow would just step in and finish the job ... so she decided the only solution was to stage her own death. Only that could shock the Diamonds enough to cause them to pause their efforts. The death of a Diamond was unprecedented and very risky, but also the only option left that would make the resistance enough of a threat that the other Diamonds would think twice before crossing them.

      Don't ask me how this next part works because I sincerely don't know if it's possible or not. Pink Diamond assists Rose Quartz in dissecting her own gem into shards.  By reassembling the shards, RQ can heal PD and bring her form back, but the newly created weaknesses in her Gem remain, allowing a strike from Rose to 'shatter' the gem.

      Stage an attack by the Crystal Gems on the palanquin, Rose strikes the blow, Pink shatters. Many witnesses see it. 

      Rose collects the shards and escapes with them. She can't reassemble PD completely because that would blow the whole point of the ruse.  Instead, she heals the individual shards, giving them the forms of pink lions.  This theory explains why we see Rose surrounded by lions in flashbacks, and also offers a potential reasoning as to why Steven 'healing' Lars would give him similar traits to Lion ( Who by this theory is part of Pink Diamond and thus has certain powers that indeed exceed those of ordinary gems as we observe ).

      Thus Pink Diamond was shattered, by Rose Quartz, in front of many witnesses.  Rose knew this would try the faith of her adherents, but it was a burden she was willing to bear to protect Earth.  They may have intended this to be a temporary state, but it may have become permanent if one or two (or indeed, all but one) of the lions were shattered in the gem war, making it impossible to reassemble Pink.

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    • OK lets settle this, fine I admit it, I shattered Pink Diamond

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    • I'll be honest, with the points that gem made at the trial, I'm going with C. Yellow Diamond.

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