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  • Here's another theory I came up with sometime after Reunited, which by the way is my new favourite episode! This one's about Rose's, or should I say Pink Diamonds, shield.

    Now, there has been some debate on whether or not the Diamonds have summonable weapons or not. Of course the reveal of Rose being Pink Diamond seemed to confirm that they do due to Rose having a shield. But then Reunited came out. Yellow and Blue both thought an epic battle with the Crystal Gems, yet neither one of them summoned a weapon, implying they can't.

    But how come Pink can summon one then?

    Now before anyone says "They didn't summon them because they didn't need to", yes, I understand this makes sense in-universe, but not so much production wise. I mean, if Rebecca sugar and the Cruniverse wanted to establish that "Yes, Diamonds to have weapons" then why not show them? Why have something exist then go all the way to miss a huge opportunity (like Reuniteds epic battle) to show them? Why be so secretive? Because of this I don't think they wanted Yellow and Blue to have summonable weapons.

    But what about Pink Diamonds Shield then?

    Well firstly I noticed a few things. One is that no one (especially the other Diamonds) recognised PDs shield. Another is that we never see Rose use her other abilities, like bubble shield and plant control, in any of the war flashbacks.

    The second one can be explained that PD wanted to keep her true identity a secret, and would want to avoid useing her PD powers as much as possible. Even her healing power was just a "rumour".

    As for the first thing. I think that Rose's shield is actually a compressed and modified version of her bubble. possibly modified by Bismuth (complete with the Rose Quartz symbol). And before you say "Bismuth didn't know Rose was PD". True, but maybe Rose made up a story about not being made with a proper weapon and that she needed a shield that was more mobile and better for fighting with. Also, PD could have made those Rose Quartzes (those poor, innocent, wrongly imprisoned, lucky-to-be-alive-because-they-remind-Blue-of-Pink Rose Quartzes) in order to try and justify some of her un-quartz like abilities and lack of.

    But that's just my theory. Anything I left out, please let me know.

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    • First of all, sorry for my English. I am not fluent.

      I think it's a simple theory. Any and every Gem is able to create a weapon. Her function doesn't matter, after all, why should a Pearl have a spear? Another proof of this is the "power-ups" given to Crystal Gems weapons by Bismuth.

      When quoted by Garnet and Pearl, the original Crystal Gems are almost always summed up in Rose, Pearl, Garnet and Bismuth. Possibly they were the first and because they were not soldiers, they didn't know the tricks to create weapons through their stones and for that reason Bismuth created Rose's Sword. After other soldiers entered the group, like Biggs, they taught the others to create weapons.

      Such abilities seem to be still in learning, since Bismuth didn't know the Pearl's ability to project energy from his spear.

      In addition, it is possible that the weapons made aren't something chosen but something predefined according to the personality of the Gem. For example, Pearl during the war wore swords and for some reason has a spear. Rose who wore a sword gained a shield, to protect her allies.

      Bismuth possibly chose not to create a weapon, after all, his metamorphosis can serve as a variety of weapons.

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    • Firstly, the "original Crystal Gems" did have a solider. Her name is Ruby. In case you forgot, she's half of Garnet, which makes Garnet half soldier.

      Also, I have heard the theory of all Gems having weapons. But there is one problem I have with that theory. The power to create a weapon would require resources, like shapeshifting, Why then would Homeworld waste resources giving Gems a power they are not allowed to use?

      You do have a point about Pearl. You might want to read another theory I made explaining Pearls weapon. https://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:834913

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    • I think both her shield AND her bubble are "materializations" of her aura (its disguise, you could say). It's probably something that she has only managed to create after starting the revolution and meeting Garnet, given that she never uses it in The Answer. But the shield could also be a modification from Bismuth too (the Diamond triangle symbol is engraved there tho, not that this is an inconvenience anyway).

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    • LapisLazuliisthebest wrote:
      Firstly, the "original Crystal Gems" did have a solider. Her name is Ruby. In case you forgot, she's half of Garnet, which makes Garnet half soldier.

      Also, I have heard the theory of all Gems having weapons. But there is one problem I have with that theory. The power to create a weapon would require resources, like shapeshifting, Why then would Homeworld waste resources giving Gems a power they are not allowed to use?

      You do have a point about Pearl. You might want to read another theory I made explaining Pearls weapon. https://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:834913

      Rubies are used more specifically as guards. Only a few were shown to have weapons, such as Eyeball, who participated in the war. Ruby from Crystal Gems was just the guard of a sapphire.

      Besides, I do not remember seeing soldiers using weapons before or at the beginning of the war. Perhaps this technique was developed during it so as not to need to forge several weapons and still have to teach soldiers to use them.

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    • Nereamerayo wrote: I think both her shield AND her bubble are "materializations" of her aura (its disguise, you could say). It's probably something that she has only managed to create after starting the revolution and meeting Garnet, given that she never uses it in The Answer. But the shield could also be a modification from Bismuth too (the Diamond triangle symbol is engraved there tho, not that this is an inconvenience anyway).

      That's more or less what I've just said, Her shield is an alternate form of her bubble.

      Also, her shield wouldn't have been needed in her fight in The Answer as she easily defeated the Ruby Fusion with her strength alone.

      As for the Diamond triangle symbol. Rose's flag has that symbol as well. We don't know for certain what came first, but it could be Bismuth coppyied the symbol from the flag onto Rose's sheild

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    • OitoTrintaDois wrote:

      LapisLazuliisthebest wrote:
      Firstly, the "original Crystal Gems" did have a solider. Her name is Ruby. In case you forgot, she's half of Garnet, which makes Garnet half soldier.

      Also, I have heard the theory of all Gems having weapons. But there is one problem I have with that theory. The power to create a weapon would require resources, like shapeshifting, Why then would Homeworld waste resources giving Gems a power they are not allowed to use?

      You do have a point about Pearl. You might want to read another theory I made explaining Pearls weapon. https://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:834913

      Rubies are used more specifically as guards. Only a few were shown to have weapons, such as Eyeball, who participated in the war. Ruby from Crystal Gems was just the guard of a sapphire.

      Besides, I do not remember seeing soldiers using weapons before or at the beginning of the war. Perhaps this technique was developed during it so as not to need to forge several weapons and still have to teach soldiers to use them.

      (cough) Quartz fusion with ax (cough)

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    • i'm tired now. I live in the UK so good night.

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    • I think gems can link crafted weapons to them, Bismuth kinda mentions this when she says that she made all the weapons for the CGs

      I wrote in an old thread

      "Apparently, gems like Peridot, Pearl or else, don’t have their own weapon, Rose could not be the exception, so simply, Bismuth made her a weapon and the end"

      But i think your theory gives another option that could be considerated, i like it actually

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    • I remember that. Honestly I'm starting to like your theory better as it gives more possibility. Maybe Bismuth could make Peridot a weapon, I know I said that before, but now Bismuth is back for good and is friends with Peridot, so it makes it more plausible.

      I'm not changing my theory though. My headcanon on Rose useing her PD powers as sparingly as possible to avoid giving herself away could be true, as well as creating the Rose Quartzes to justify her abilities.

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    • LapisLazuliisthebest wrote:
      I remember that. Honestly I'm starting to like your theory better as it gives more possibility. Maybe Bismuth could make Peridot a weapon, I know I said that before, but now Bismuth is back for good and is friends with Peridot, so it makes it more plausible.

      I'm not changing my theory though. My headcanon on Rose useing her PD powers as sparingly as possible to avoid giving herself away could be true, as well as creating the Rose Quartzes to justify her abilities.

      everything is posible until Rebecca appears, yeah XD

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    • Kewl theory, I agree with it for the most part. If you fill in the blanks with Jolmevs reply it fits very nicely.

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