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Once upon a time, the Gem Homeworld was ruled by Diamonds: White, Yellow, Blue, and the littlest Diamond, Pink. While the other Diamonds conquered many worlds across the galaxy, Pink had only one - the planet Earth. One day, Pink fled the comforts of Homeworld. On Earth, she made a new home, new friends, and finally, new life, giving up her form to bequeath her Gem to her half-human son. Without Pink, Gemkind fell into an era of despair. But when Steven Universe learned of his heritage, he reunited with his fellow Diamonds and championed a new era of peace and freedom across the furthest reaches of space.

White Diamond, "Steven Universe: The Movie"

This page is dedicated to establishing a general overview of historical or important events that take place before and during the events of Steven Universe.

Ancient History

Eons Ago

  • White Diamond, acting as the leader of the Gem race, constructs Homeworld society.
    • White emphasizes the importance of perfection, creates Homeworld's caste system, bans cross-Gem fusions, and instills punishments for those who are not deemed flawless.
    • In order to expand her "perfect empire", White leads the Great Diamond Authority in colonizing planets to create more Gems.
  • Under the Great Diamond Authority, the Gem race expands and cements their control over 43 planetary bodies and two star systems through colonization (according to the Moon Base).
  • Fluorite, Rhodonite, Padparadscha, and the Rutile Twins are considered defective by Homeworld standards and remain in hiding underground in an abandoned Kindergarten to avoid the Shattering Robonoids.
  • At some point during the colonization of the Jungle Moon's planet, Pink Diamond demands her own colony from Yellow Diamond but is rebuffed due to her inexperience.[1]
  • Pink Diamond grows a close bond with the other Diamonds, often playing games together at Blue Diamond's Pool Area.
    • Pink also became known for the lavish balls she would throw in celebration of the Great Diamond Authority's achievements.
  • Pink Diamond is given her own Pearl, and the two would often goof around in secrecy.
  • Because of Pink Diamond's inability to adhere to Homeworld's rules, she was often thrown into Homeworld's Prison Tower, where Blue Diamond would use her powers to make her cry.
    • On one specific occasion, Blue invited Pink to come to her Kyanite colony, a planet inhabited by organic worms. Pink begged Blue to let her take the worms back to Homeworld, and when Blue allowed her to do so, she unintentionally released them in the Ball Room, displeasing White Diamond.
    • Pink's behavior never improved, causing White to eventually take Pink Pearl away from her. Pink Pearl was then physically assaulted by White and brainwashed to be obedient and flawless.
  • At some point, Spinel is created as a playmate for Pink Diamond.

Around 10,000 – 9,000 years ago

  • Pearl is given to Pink Diamond as her servant and a replacement for Pink Pearl .

Ancient Gems at the Lunar Sea Spire.

Over 6,000 years ago

  • Ruby, Sapphire, and Bismuth are created on the Gem Homeworld or one of its colonies.
  • Pink Diamond is allowed to colonize Earth after getting permission from Yellow Diamond. She and her Gems arrive there to begin a new colony. The Moon Base is constructed on the Earth's moon for her to check the status of the creation of Gems.
  • Pink Diamond leaves Spinel behind at the Garden to run her colony.
  • Nephrite and her crew members travel to Earth in the Ancient Gem Colony Ship.[2]

Rose Quartz warning Pearl about the costs and dangers of joining her rebellion.

  • Other Gems are created in the Prime Kindergarten.[3]
  • Structures such as the Lunar Sea Spire, Communication Hub, Sky Spire, and Sea Shrine are constructed.
  • Pink Diamond wishes to be at the Prime Kindergarten to play with the Amethysts. In order to not be scolded by Yellow and Blue Diamond, Pearl gives Pink the idea of shapeshifting into a Rose Quartz soldier to blend in. In her Rose Quartz disguise, Pink and Pearl arrive at the Kindergarten where Pink meets the Amethysts. In order to not draw unnecessary attention, Pink and Pearl traveled off and Pink became fascinated by the beauty of Earth. She soon realizes that completing her colony would destroy all of the life she grew fond of.[4]
  • Pink contacts the other Diamonds to tell them that she does not wish to complete the colony and instead wants to preserve the life on Earth.
    • Yellow tells her to finish what she started.
    • Blue creates a Human Zoo for Pink, and she and Yellow kidnap humans from their families and store them inside the Zoo.

Over 5,750 years ago

  • Pink Diamond decides to use her Rose Quartz alter-ego to make a stand that her fellow Diamonds could not ignore. She originally intended to use Rose Quartz to scare away other Gems.[5]
  • Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz) and Pearl defect from Homeworld and form the Crystal Gems.[6][5]
  • The cut of Rose Quartz is thereby recognized as a threat and every Rose Quartz is removed from service, specifically from Pink Diamond's entourage.[7]
  • Pearl learns the human concept of being a knight at the Ancient Sky Arena.[8]
  • Blue Diamond and members of her court arrive on Earth and oversees the removal of the then-forming Rebellion.[9]
  • Sapphire is sent to Earth along with three Ruby guards at the request of Blue Diamond.[9]
    • Rose and Pearl lead a direct attack on Blue Diamond's court.
    • Ruby and Sapphire accidentally fuse into Garnet for the first time.
    • While Garnet inadvertently serves as a distraction, Rose and Pearl escape.
  • Rose tells Pearl how fascinated she is that two completely different Gems fused. Pearl attempts to fuse with Rose but fails. Rose and Pearl run into Garnet where Rose tells her to never question who she is, recruiting her to the Crystal Gems.
  • Pink Diamond tries one more time to persuade Yellow and Blue to end colonization, this time using Rose Quartz as an excuse. The other Diamonds continued to ignore her pleas.[10]

Around 5,500 years ago

  • The Gem War officially begins.[11]
  • Some of the first battles in the Rebellion take place at the Ancient Sky Arena.[8]
  • Bismuth is recruited to Rose's cause and begins outfitting the Crystal Gems with weapons.[12]
  • Lapis Lazuli, after visiting Earth during its colonization, is caught in the Rebellion and is poofed by a Bismuth.
    • Homeworld Gems, believing Lapis to be a Crystal Gem, trap her gemstone in a mirror to interrogate her.

Around 5,300 years ago

  • Bismuth presents Rose with the Breaking Point, a weapon designed to shatter Gems, specifically the Diamonds. Disagreeing, Rose poofs and bubbles Bismuth, keeping her fate hidden from the other Crystal Gems.

Around 5,000 years ago

  • Jasper is created among the troops in the Beta Kindergarten and is rumored to have taken out 80 Crystal Gems on her first day.[13]
  • Ruby (Eyeball) fights for Homeworld in Facet 6.[13]
  • After attempts to end the rebellion fail and many disagreements with Yellow and Blue, Pink Diamond and Pearl plan a ruse to stage Pink Diamond's shattering. Pearl, armed with Rose Quartz's sword and shapeshifted into Rose, poofs Pink Diamond, who had swallowed fake gem shards, thereby creating the illusion that Pink Diamond was shattered.[5]
    • From then on, Pink Diamond permanently identifies herself as Rose Quartz and continues leading the Crystal Gems in the Rebellion.
    • As a result of Pink's supposed shattering, Homeworld enters Era 2.
    • Ruby (Eyeball) is on Earth at this point and witnesses the "shattering".[13]
  • Earth is deemed a nonviable colony by Homeworld, commencing Forced Fusion experiments using the gemstone shards of fallen Crystal Gems.[14]
    • The Cluster is embedded in the Earth's core at some point as part of these experiments.
  • Blue Diamond takes over Pink Diamond's Zoo in her absence.
  • A battle occurs at the location which would later become the Strawberry Battlefield. Many Gem Warriors fall, and Rose's scabbard is lost.[6]
  • The Pyramid Temple is constructed.

Around 4,500 years ago

  • Homeworld Gems are commanded to evacuate Earth.[2]
    • Lapis Lazuli's mirror is abandoned at the Galaxy Warp and her gemstone is trampled over and cracked during the evacuation. Many Homeworld Gems such as Nephrite and her crew get left behind.[15]
  • A flash of light and a song is initiated by the three Diamonds, corrupting all Gems caught in it.[4] The only known Gems on Earth who were unaffected are Pink Diamond/Rose Quartz, Pearl, Garnet (protected by Rose's Shield), Bismuth (in a bubble), and Lapis Lazuli (still trapped in the mirror).
  • The Galaxy Warp becomes inactive.[16]

Over 4,000 years ago

Unknown – Ancient History

  • Amethyst emerges after the Rebellion, 500 years later than intended, and is eventually discovered by the remaining Crystal Gems.
  • The Crystal Gems construct the Crystal Temple.
  • Peridot is created on Homeworld.

Recent Events

19th century

  • Rose Quartz begins traversing the Desert with a pride of lions.[18]
  • Captain William Dewey and his crew are attacked by a Corrupted Gem and rescued by a Crystal Gem fusion (Obsidian). Dewey goes on to establish Beach City.[19]
  • Buddy Buddwick leaves Captain Dewey's crew to begin his career as an explorer and author.[18]
  • One of Rose's lions dies and she resurrects him.
    • At some point, Rose decides to store valuable and sentimental items, including Bismuth's gem, in this lion's pocket dimension[12], unbeknownst to the rest of the Crystal Gems.
  • In the summer of 1862, William Buford Buchanan, Beach City's most notorious arsonist, sets a record of 335 fires. He drowns after diving into the ocean trying to evade police.[20]

20th century

  • In 1965, the author of the No Home Boys series, Dustylegs Jefferson, dies after being hit by a train at a book signing event in an active train yard.[21]

Greg at the end of his tour.

  • Ocean Town is abandoned after an unspecified catastrophe involving fire.[22]
  • Greg Universe's family gathers annually at the Barn for a feast.[23]
  • Greg drops out of a community college to become a professional musician and tour the country.
  • He changes his surname from DeMayo to Universe and forms a partnership with Marty.
  • Greg's family began moving away from each other leaving Andy DeMayo alone to explore the world in his plane.[23]
  • Greg records Space Train to the Cosmos.[24]
  • Greg falls in love with Rose Quartz and decides to stay in Beach City at 22 after cutting ties with Marty.[24]
  • Greg begins working at It's a Wash, eventually becoming the owner.[25]
  • Greg records "Let Me Drive My Van (into Your Heart)".
  • Greg attempts a fusion with Rose Quartz and proves that pure human-gem fusion isn't possible.[26]
  • Pearl finds Lapis Lazuli's mirror at the Galaxy Warp and stores it in her Gem.
  • A mud tornado, nicknamed "The Mudnado", hits Beach City.
  • Lars, Sadie, Ronaldo, the Pizza Twins (along with Jenny's group) were born.
  • Rose Quartz records a video for Steven/Nora.[27]

21st century

Present Events

Season One

The stolen ocean.

  • Cookie Cats are discontinued, Steven uses his shield for the first time, and the Crystal Gems defeat the Centipeetle Mother.
  • A Homeworld vessel appears on earth for the first time in over 4,000 years.
  • Steven discovers his mother's laser light cannon and uses it to destroy the Red Eye.
  • The Lunar Sea Spire sinks into the ocean.
  • Steven and Connie formally meet for the first time, Steven activates his Bubble Shield for the first time, and the Worm Monster is defeated.
  • The Pyramid Temple is destroyed.
  • Tiger Millionaire and Purple Puma win the Beach City Tag Team Championships.
  • Lion is found by Steven in The Desert.
  • Pearl and Amethyst form Opal and retrieve the Heaven and Earth Beetle gems.
  • Steven discovers his ability to manipulate his biological age.
  • Pearl is damaged and poofed by her holographic counterpart and reforms two weeks later with a new design.
  • Dogcopter 3 premieres in theaters, Steven and Connie discover Rose's Secret Armory, and destroy one of Rose's robots.
  • Steven gains access to Rose's Room.
  • Garnet and Amethyst form Sugilite and destroy an active Homeworld communications hub.
  • The Sea Shrine and a powerful time traveling artifact is destroyed and Steven accidentally creates an alternate timeline.
  • The Centipeetle Mother is released and forms a friendship with Steven before being poofed, the Ice Monster is destroyed, and the Shooting Star is retrieved by the Crystal Gems.
  • Steven discovers his ability to heal with his spit and Connie's eyesight is cured.
  • Lapis Lazuli is released from her mirror by Steven, attempts to flee Earth by stealing the planet's ocean, and engages in battle with the Crystal Gems. Steven befriends her and heals her of the damage done to her gem; she peacefully leaves Earth and returns the ocean.
    • It is also revealed by Pearl that the Corrupted Gems on Earth were once normal Gems over 4,000 years ago.
  • The Geode is repaired by Greg and Steven temporarily loses his healing powers.
  • The Invisible Gem Monster is defeated by Sadie on Mask Island.
  • The Crystal Gems form Alexandrite to impress Connie's parents.
  • Steven's army of watermelon offspring retreat to the ocean.
  • Steven discovers Rose's video tape inside Lion's mane.
  • Peridot arrives at the Galaxy Warp on a scouting mission and flees upon learning the site has been recently compromised by the Crystal Gems.
  • Stevonnie is formed for the first time.
  • Steven learns of Garnet's ability to calculate events in the future.
  • Steven and Amethyst retreat to the Kindergarten she was formed in, a fight between Pearl and Amethyst break out, the two eventually make up.
  • The "ghost" of Beach City's Lighthouse, revealed to be a Corrupted Gem, is captured by Steven.
  • Steven learns of Garnet's ability to transfer future vision to other individuals.
  • Amethyst and Greg rekindle their weakened friendship and a new year passes.
  • Steven confronts Peridot at the Prime Kindergarten.
  • Lion retrieves Rose's scabbard from the Strawberry Battlefield.
  • Greg tells Steven about the time he and Rose first met.
  • Steven and Greg receive a message from Lapis Lazuli warning them of Homeworld's imminent arrival.
  • A small fleet of Homeworld Gems, led by Jasper and Peridot, arrives on Earth. Lapis Lazuli is ousted as the one who revealed to the Homeworld that Gems still live on Earth. Beach City is evacuated en masse and Steven learns about the gem war and dark secrets about the Gems. Jasper mistakes Steven as Rose Quartz, Garnet is destabilized, and the other Crystal Gems are captured.
  • Steven is introduced to Ruby and Sapphire for the first time, the Gem Warship is destroyed, Peridot launches an escape pod to an unspecified location on Earth, Jasper convinces Lapis to fuse with her as Malachite to defeat the Crystal Gems, and Lapis betrays Jasper, dragging them both to the bottom of the ocean.

Season Two

The smoking wreckage of Peridot and Jasper's crashed Gem Warship.

  • The citizens of Beach City begin repairing damage caused by the Gem Warship.
  • Steven attempts to keep the Gem Warship incident away from Connie.
  • Steven discovers Peridot's escape pod in an abandoned field.
  • Jamie returns from Hollywood, Kansas after his acting career goes south.
  • Amethyst reforms after being poofed multiple times by the Slinker.
  • Connie takes on sword fighting lessons from Pearl.
  • The Crystal Gems discover Peridot's location. After she escapes, Garnet and Steven discover a nest of forced fusions created from pieces of shattered gems.
  • Greg tells Steven of the time he recorded a music video with the Crystal Gems, met Rainbow Quartz, and attempted to fuse with Rose.
  • Steven discovers his ability to enter the consciousness of other individuals and learns that Lapis Lazuli is suffering under the ocean.
  • Garnet and Pearl fuse to form Sardonyx to destroy the Homeworld Communication Hub after Peridot rebuilds it. Amethyst and Steven learn that Pearl has been lying to Garnet about subsequent repairs to the Communication Hub, presumably done by Peridot, to keep fusing with her.
  • Ruby and Sapphire open up about their feelings over Pearl's betrayal during a trip to a motel.
  • Garnet and Pearl forgive one another and work together to capture Peridot, who eventually escapes.
  • Connie's mother discovers her daughter's secret sword fighting lessons. Connie and Steven save a hospital from an infestation of Gem mutants.
  • Peridot is poofed and captured by the Crystal Gems; Steven eventually befriends her and she takes shelter in the Beach House's bathroom.
  • Peridot reveals to Steven that a massive cluster composed of millions of shattered gems is incubating below the earth and is due to form and destroy the planet.
  • The Crystal Gems use Greg's family barn as a base to build a machine that can stop the cluster.
  • Steven turns 14.
  • Garnet tells Steven the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met and formed Garnet.
  • The Crystal Gems travel to a Homeworld base on the moon where Peridot reveals the Homeworld's original plans to colonize and drain the earth of its natural resources.
  • Peridot confronts Yellow Diamond and defects from Homeworld, becoming an official member of the Crystal Gems.

Season Three

  • The Crystal Gems defeat Malachite on Mask Island and rescue Lapis Lazuli. Meanwhile, Steven and Peridot travel to the Cluster and successfully contain the weapon.
  • Steven helps Lapis adjust to life on Earth. Lapis reluctantly moves into the Barn with Peridot, but eventually warms up to her.
  • A squad of Rubies arrive on Earth to retrieve Jasper but are tricked into leaving following a baseball game with the Crystal Gems.
  • Steven develops his mother's floating abilities.
  • Greg becomes a millionaire after reuniting with Marty.
  • Greg and Pearl settle their differences regarding Rose.
  • Peridot develops metal manipulation powers.
  • Steven's mental powers are further developed with help from an unwilling Lars.
  • Steven resolves a feud between the Fryman and Pizza families.
  • Steven uses his dream abilities to help Kiki overcome a family affair.
  • Steven learns more about the Gem War and reunites Centipeedle with her own kind.
  • Jasper returns.
  • Connie goes on her first mission with the Crystal Gems and encounters Jasper for the first time. Jasper begins building her own army of Corrupted Gems.
  • Amethyst is promptly defeated by Jasper and nearly shattered until Stevonnie intervenes.
  • Amethyst trains with Steven to become stronger, with both learning new tricks and bonding over their insecurities.
  • Steven accidentally releases Bismuth from her bubble inside Lion's mane. Bismuth reconnects with the surviving Crystal Gems and provides upgrades for their weapons. Steven learns the reason for Bismuth's imprisonment and is forced to bubble her again. Afterward, he explains her imprisonment to the others.
  • Steven, Amethyst, and Peridot track Jasper to the Beta Kindergarten. They discover Jasper's origins along with what has happened to the Corrupted Gems.
  • Amethyst and Steven form Smoky Quartz for the first time while fighting Jasper. Jasper becomes corrupted after attempting to fuse with a Gem Monster. Before she is finally defeated by Peridot, Jasper reveals her reasons for coming back to Earth.
  • The Rubies return to Earth. Amethyst (disguised as Jasper) convinces them to take herself and the other Crystal Gems to the Moon Base. Upon arrival, Eyeball, as a firsthand witness, confirms that Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Eventually, Amethyst's deception is discovered and the Rubies attack. Sardonyx knocks the Rubies (and Steven, by accident) into space.
  • Steven and the Rubies become stranded in deep space. Steven finds Eyeball and rescues her, eventually revealing Rose's gemstone. Believing Steven is Rose Quartz, Eyeball attempts to shatter Steven, forcing him to eject Eyeball back into space. After some time, Steven is saved by the Crystal Gems, having hijacked the Rubies' Roaming Eye ship. On the ride back to Earth, the Crystal Gems confirm and justify Rose's actions toward Pink Diamond.

Season Four

  • While cleaning up Jasper's mess at the Beta Kindergarten, Peridot manages to poof and bubble her first Corrupted Gem.
  • Steven and Amethyst reveal Smoky Quartz to the other Crystal Gems. Sardonyx attempts to evaluate Smoky, ultimately realizing they are special in their own way.
  • Steven and Connie discover a journal by Buddy Buddwick.
  • Steven overcomes his regrets with help from Connie.
  • With help from Steven, Mr. Smiley reconnects with his old friend and partner Mr. Frowney.
  • Steven meets Onion's summer friends.
  • Andy DeMayo reconnects with his estranged cousin Greg over a family dinner with Steven and the Gems.
  • Steven investigates a strange dream he is having, despite frequent warnings from Garnet. After Blue Diamond abducts Greg in Korea, Steven, and the Crystal Gems travel to Pink Diamond's Zoo to rescue him. Lapis, Peridot, and Connie are charged with protecting Earth in their stead.
  • Despite issues with the Roaming Eye's gravity drive, the Crystal Gems arrive at Pink Diamond's Zoo. While Holly Blue Agate gives Sapphire, Ruby, and Pearl a tour of the facility, Steven is inserted into the Human Zoo and reunites with Greg.
  • Despite a comfortable existence inside the Zoo, Greg ultimately rejects the "choosening" ceremony of the other humans. Steven and Greg are subsequently captured by the intervening Amethyst guards.
  • Brought to the guard quarters, Steven and Greg are surprised that Amethyst has quickly befriended her sisters, both for their common heritage and mutual dislike of Holly Blue Agate. While Holly Blue browbeats the guards into preparing for Blue Diamond's surprise return, Steven and Greg take refuge in a large room full of bubbled Rose Quartzes, hiding when Blue Diamond arrives to pay her respects. Yellow Diamond enters immediately after, attempting to convince Blue to move on. Afterward, Steven and Greg sneak back out while Sapphire stalls Holly and the Diamonds for time. Upon entering the hangar, Holly catches Steven and Greg attempting to escape. She tries to stop them but is thwarted by Garnet and the others. The Crystal Gems and Greg successfully escape the Zoo.
  • While Steven and the Gems are away, Connie, Lapis, and Peridot protect Beach City, with disastrous results.
  • The Crystal Gems and Greg return to Earth. The car wash's sign is replaced afterward.
  • Steven resolves his mother issues inside Rose's Room.
  • Ronaldo temporarily joins the Crystal Gems.
  • Steven and Amethyst officially retire from Beach City's underground wrestling scene.
  • Navy crash-lands on Earth. Posing as a defector, she eventually steals back the Roaming Eye and escapes into space.
  • Steven discovers another of Rose's secrets with help from Lion.
  • Steven and Connie do a stakeout with Mr. Maheswaran, though the culprit is not who they suspect.
  • Steven, Sadie, and Lars are invited to a party hosted by Buck and company. On the night of the party, however, Lars is nowhere to be found.
  • Steven, Connie, and the Gems investigate several mysterious disappearances. Steven encounters Aquamarine and Topaz for the first time, and Connie is captured in the process.
  • Steven and the Crystal Gems confront Aquamarine and Topaz, with the former explaining their reason for visiting Earth. In order to save his friends, Steven reveals his mother's gemstone and turns himself in, departing Earth for Homeworld.
  • Eyeball somehow returns to Homeworld during this time, possibly rescued by Navy.

Season Five

  • Steven discovers that Lars is still on the ship. Nevertheless, Aquamarine and Topaz escort them to Homeworld. Topaz tries to help Steven and Lars escape but to no avail.
  • Put on trial for Rose Quartz's crime of shattering Pink Diamond, Steven (represented by a blue defending Zircon) goes up against the Diamonds (represented by a yellow prosecuting Zircon). Steven learns that his mother may not be responsible for the shattering. Both Zircons are poofed by Yellow Diamond.
  • Lars and Steven escape the Diamonds and meet a group of rogue "off color" Gems (Padparadscha, the Rutile Twins, Rhodonite, and Fluorite). Lars is killed by an explosion while protecting the group from a pack of Robonoids.
  • Steven revives Lars with his tears, causing him to turn pink and gain powers similar to Lion. Steven uses Lars' pocket dimension to return to Earth, while Lars and the Off Colors stay behind to search for an alternate way home.
  • Connie gets mad at Steven for not working together to save their friends and Steven giving himself up in the fight against Aquamarine and Topaz and leaves with Lion. Mayor Dewey resigns from his post, allowing Nanefua Pizza to take his place.
  • Greg and the Crystal Gems take Steven to a place called Cool Ranch to help him relax, thinking that he is upset about space.
  • Lapis Lazuli leaves Earth once again and takes the Barn, not wanting to get caught in the middle of another war with the Diamonds.
  • Peridot, Steven, and Amethyst return to the Kindergarten to turn it into an actual garden in order to cheer Peridot up, but instead encounter a Flower Monster. Peridot gets over the fact that Lapis left her.
  • Sadie quits her job and joins a band with Buck, Jenny, Sour Cream, and Steven.
  • Kevin returns and invites Steven and Connie to his party. At the party, it is revealed that Connie was trying to get in touch with Steven all this time. Connie and Steven make amends and leave on Lion as their relationship is finally recovered.
  • During this time, Lars and the Off Colors escape from Homeworld and become a rebel cell against the Homeworld Gems.
  • Steven and Connie visit Lars and the Off Colors, only to be shot down by an Emerald while protecting Lars' new ship.
  • Stevonnie gets stranded on a nearby planet and learns more about Pink Diamond's past.
  • Lars and his crew rescue Stevonnie off of the Jungle Moon and Steven and Connie return to Earth, presumably unfused.
  • Steven introduces Garnet to the Off Colors.
  • Garnet tells Lars and the Off Colors the origins of Rose Quartz and the Rebellion.
  • Steven records a documentary for "Sadie Killer and the Suspects".
  • Greg becomes the manager of "Sadie Killer and the Suspects".
  • Steven and Garnet adopt a one-eyed stray kitten and name it "Cat Steven".
  • Steven sends a letter to Lars about what's happening in Beach City.
  • Nanefua organizes emergency protocols for the town in case of another Gem invasion.
  • Pearl buys a cell phone.
  • Jamie starts an improv group. Peridot and Amethyst are among the members.
  • Big Donut is reopened after Bill Dewey begins working there.
  • During this time, Lars and the Off Colors struggle to repair the Sun Incinerator and return to Earth, and decide to raid one of Yellow Diamond's mining facilities for supplies.
  • Ronaldo spots the Moon Base and the Barn on the Moon and informs Steven. Steven travels to the Moon on Lion to search for Lapis. Steven meets Lapis again and Lapis explains why she left Earth. Though Steven at first convinces her to return, Lapis seemingly abandons Earth for good after Steven tries and fails to explain another dream about Pink Diamond.
  • Steven goes inside Pearl to find her phone and discovers that Rose Quartz is Pink Diamond, shocking Garnet and Amethyst.
  • Garnet unfuses and Sapphire becomes mad at Ruby, believing that Rose Quartz lied to them and leaves, upset. Steven and Pearl check on Sapphire and Pearl tells Steven and Sapphire the story of how Pink Diamond became Rose Quartz before eventually returning home, only to find that Ruby is not there.
  • Sapphire reads the letter that Ruby had written, causing her and Pearl to break down crying about Ruby. Steven and Amethyst go out to search for Ruby. Amethyst reveals that she was trying to cheer Steven up after Steven tries to stop her from fleeing. Steven and Amethyst discover that Ruby is at Greg's van with Greg.
  • Steven and Amethyst find Ruby and learn that she was with Greg all along. Ruby becomes her own person and dresses as a cowboy as they go on an adventure. Eventually, Ruby reunites with Sapphire and proposes to her.
  • Steven, Pearl, Amethyst and Peridot set up a wedding for Ruby and Sapphire. Steven releases Bismuth and after telling her the truth about Rose Quartz, eventually convinces her to come to the wedding. Bismuth in turn gives Ruby and Sapphire two wedding rings.
  • Steven invites everybody to the wedding. Ruby and Sapphire are married and Garnet returns. Yellow and Blue Diamond appear and invade Beach City. The Cluster is unleashed but fights alongside the Crystal Gems. Lapis Lazuli returns to Earth and joins the Crystal Gems. Peridot and Lapis are poofed into their gems. In an out-of-body experience, Steven confesses to Blue and Yellow Diamond that his mom is Pink Diamond. Steven wakes up and everybody, including Blue and Yellow Diamond, become glad as they finally learn the truth about Pink Diamond.
  • Blue and Yellow Diamond are relieved to be reunited with Pink.
  • Steven shows Centipeetle to Blue and Yellow Diamond because they thought their Corrupting Light destroyed all Gems. Steven, Yellow, and Blue combine their powers to temporarily reverse the corruption effects, revealing Centipeetle to be a Nephrite. They decide that in order to permanently heal corruption, they need White Diamond as well. Steven, Connie, and the Gems (excluding Bismuth) board Pink Diamond's old ship to travel to Homeworld. There, Gems cheer for the return of Pink Diamond and White Pearl takes Steven to White Diamond. White welcomes Steven back home and transports him to Pink Diamond's Palace.
  • Steven befriends the Pebbles that live inside Pink Diamond's Palace.
  • Steven is reunited with Pearl, and they are taken to Yellow Diamond's Extraction Chamber by Yellow Pearl. Steven vents his frustrations about White, but Yellow Diamond soon leaves on a mission.
  • Blue Pearl takes Steven and Pearl to Blue Diamond's Extraction Chamber, where Steven learns that the Diamonds used to be very close and often played games with Pink. Blue soon leaves as well.
  • The Pebbles recreate Pink's outfit for Steven.
  • Pearl brings Garnet, Amethyst, and Connie to Steven, and he decides to throw a party for the Diamonds, like Pink used to, and invite everyone on Homeworld. He plans on making a case for Earth.
  • Instead of attending the party where the other three Diamonds are present, White Diamond sends White Pearl, who announces that Era 3 has begun.
  • Stevonnie fuses, along with Garnet, Opal, and a Homeworld Jade fusion. While Yellow Diamond poofs all the latter, she throws Stevonnie into a small room of their own.
  • Steven possesses a Watermelon Steven and tells Bismuth that the Crystal Gems need help.
  • Blue Diamond releases Steven and Connie out of the Prison Tower and take them to the Bubble Chamber to get the gemstones of the Crystal Gems that Yellow Diamond bubbled. Blue and Yellow Diamond engage in a major fight over Steven (Pink Diamond)'s punishment, until Steven convinces Yellow Diamond to help them.
  • When the Crystal Gems, Yellow, and Blue Diamond get to Pink's Ship, White Pearl stops them as White Diamond flies her ship to Pink's and controls it. Yellow and Blue's ships come and knock down the Diamond Mech, piloted by Bismuth and a reformed Peridot and Lapis. Yellow and Blue try to talk to White, but instead she uses her power to control them. Steven fuses with Amethyst's gem into Smoky Quartz and reveals that Steven can pull Gems from regeneration through fusion. Steven fuses with Pearl to make Rainbow Quartz 2.0 and then Garnet to make Sunstone. All four gems fuse to make Obsidian to climb to White's ship. Bismuth gives Connie a new sword. The main 4 Crystal Gems get to White's ship and confront her, but she possesses Amethyst, Garnet, and Pearl. Connie arrives, but is contained as White Diamond removes Steven's gem expecting Pink Diamond to reform. Instead, a Pink Steven is created and refuses with the weaker human Steven to bring back regular Steven, which angers White. White Diamond blushes pink and releases all the gems from her control, including Pink Pearl. Steven comforts White for her flaws.
  • During Sadie Killer and the Suspects’ Concert, the Diamonds and Crystal Gems return to Earth with the Diamond Mech. The Sun Incinerator arrives on Earth with the Off Colors. Lars and Sadie reunite with each other after a long time. Steven and the Diamonds heal all the corrupted gems using Rose's Fountain. The Diamonds return to Homeworld, leaving Pink Diamond's Ship.

Two years in the Future

  • Steven helps dismantle and demilitarize Homeworld's empire.
  • Little Homeworld is constructed on Earth.
  • The Beach House is renovated and expanded.
  • Steven turns 16 during this time.
  • After helping dismantle most of Homeworld's territory, Steven announces his plan to return to Beach City, much to the dismay of the Diamonds.
  • Connie leaves for Space Camp, accompanied by Lion.
  • Just as Steven and the Crystal Gems are settling in to their new life, Spinel arrives on Earth, intent on destroying Steven and his home. Spinel incapacitates Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl, wiping their memories in the process, before being subdued by Steven, who has also lost his powers.
  • After the Crystal Gems reform, Steven learns Spinel's identity and more about her technology.
  • Spinel accidentally destroys part of Little Homeworld, causing Ruby and Sapphire to become Garnet once again.
  • Steven and Spinel help Amethyst restore her memory.
  • Steven and Greg form Steg for the first time while helping Pearl regain her memory.
  • Steven learns about Spinel's history with Pink Diamond, restoring her memory in the process.
  • Connie and Lion return to help Steven.
  • Steven convinces Spinel to shut down the injector. After hearing about his plans, however, Spinel turns against Steven and reactivates her injector. Spinel takes Garnet hostage and threatens Steven, but Garnet regains her memory and helps fight Spinel.
  • While Connie and the Crystal Gems protect Beach City's citizens from the effects of the bio poison, Steven confronts Spinel atop her injector. Steven regains his powers and fights Spinel, destroying her injector in the process.
  • The Diamonds arrive on Earth, having decided to live with Steven, but quickly change their minds after seeing the damage Spinel has caused. Spinel decides to live with the Diamonds, and departs with them to Homeworld.

Level-2 Canon

Level 2 Canon Section
This section contains informations on a subject that is considered "level 2 canon" and may be contradicted by the TV series.

"Level-2 Canon" refers to events that occur in Steven Universe media outside TV releases that present a narrative that takes place within the TV show's timeline. Such narration is considered to be canon until the TV series overwrites such canon with its own. This section lists the events that have not been overwritten so far.

Ancient History

Eons Ago

Over 5,750 Years Ago

  • The Gem Homeworld attempts to establish a colony on Earth, but Rose and her group rebel.
    • During the ensuing war against the Gem Homeworld, Light Prisms were used as weapons.

Over 4,500 Years Ago

  • The Gem Homeworld no longer sees Earth as a viable colony.
  • During a battle between Rose Quartz and Hessonite, Hessonite loses the Light Prism and has no other choice but to leave it due to the Corrupting Light the Diamonds unleash.
  • The Crystal Gems emerge victorious.
  • Hessonite becomes known as a war hero amongst Homeworld Gems.

4,000 Years Ago-21st Century

  • All of the events that occur during this time span in the TV timeline occurs.

Present Events

All of the events that take place in the show before and after the games occur in this timeline.[33]

Attack the Light (Between "Fusion Cuisine" and "The Return")

  • Garnet warps to the Temple with Pearl and Amethyst. She holds a Light Prism, which Pearl explains that when it is in the hands of a powerful Gem, they can control an army of light. The Gems agree to let Steven hold it since it only activates in the hands of a powerful Gem.
  • The Light Prism activates and releases the White Light. The Gems fight it and Garnet's punch causes the White Light to split into seven colors which scatter across Earth.
  • Steven temporarily attends a public school with Connie.
    • This event takes place sometime near the end of Season 2.[34]
  • Steven and the Gems capture the Indigo Light at Indigo Cave, the Violet Light and Green Light at the Strawberry Battlefield, the Orange Light at the Desert (with Alexandrite's help), the Yellow Light and Blue Light at the Lunar Sea Spire, and finally encounters the Red Light in an unknown Gem location.
  • The Red Light takes the Light Prism from the Gems and combines all of the colors into one powerful White Light.
  • Steven deduces that the Light Prism thought he was its master and that he was only testing it. The Light Prism asks Steven what he wants it to be, and Steven tells it whatever it wants, causing the Light Prism to turn into dozens of Stevens and eventually fades away.
  • In Save the Light, Steven reveals that he kept the Light Prism as a "memento" of their adventure.

Save the Light (Between "Room for Ruby" and "Doug Out")

  • The Light Prism returns, still in its Steven form, and Steven tells Connie the story of their previous adventure. Suddenly, the Light Prism leaves the house; Steven and Connie chase it to Greg's Car Wash. Above the car wash, Hessonite's Warship floats and then crashes down.
  • Hessonite exits the ship and immediately notices the Light Prism, stating that whoever activated it is unaware that it belongs to her. Hessonite forces the Light Prism to go with her and scolds it for being so weak.
  • Light creatures begin attacking Beach City, and Mayor Dewey tasks Steven with finding the Key to the City that he lost. Steven, Greg, and Connie leave to find the Gems.
  • Steven and friends find Garnet, who tells them that the Hessonite's Warship flew into the forest.

"The Phantom Fable"

  • TBA


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Original intended airing order for Season 1


  1. Jungle Moon
  2. 2.0 2.1 Monster Reunion
  3. Marble Madness
  4. 4.0 4.1 Your Mother and Mine
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Single Pale Rose
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rose's Scabbard
  7. That Will Be All
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sworn to the Sword
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Answer
  10. Can't Go Back
  11. Guide to the Crystal Gems (Steven Universe)
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Bismuth"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Back to the Moon
  14. When It Rains
  15. Same Old World
  16. Space Race
  17. "The Trial"
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Buddy's Book"
  19. "Historical Friction"
  22. "Political Power"
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Gem Harvest"
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Story for Steven"
  25. "Greg the Babysitter"
  26. "We Need to Talk"
  27. "Lion 3: Straight to Video"
  28. "Three Gems and a Baby"
  29. As seen in "Steven's Birthday", Steven has had the same appearance for at least 5 years, from his 8th birthday to his 14th. At the start of the "We Are the Crystal Gems" short, Steven appears younger than in the present day, placing the scene at some point before his 8th birthday.
  30. "So Many Birthdays"
  31. Sadie: "It started out as just a summer job, but... that was two summers ago."
    s1e21 – Joking Victim
  32. "Bubble Buddies"
  33. it's a "level 2 canon" side story that happens any time after "Fusion Cuisine" but before "The Return". – ian jq
  34. All three Crystal Gems are in their post-regeneration outfits, and Connie is taking her final exams. The final pages cover the ensuing summer up to the first day of school in September.
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