|This article is about the Defending Zircon. You may be looking for the Prosecuting Zircon.|
This is ridiculous! 4,000 years of loyal service to the court, and this is what I get?!
Zircon is a human-sized Gem with a slim figure, indigo blue skin, eyelids of a darker blue, a long slim nose, and periwinkle-blue, crescent-pointed hair that resembles a surgical hood. Her uniform consists of a pair of baby-blue pants, flats of the same blue color, a boxy, long-sleeved baby-blue jacket with padded shoulders and darker blue trim along the bottom, and a pale blue cravat. She wears a monocle over her right eye, which can display multiple info screens. Her gemstone is located on her chest, where the knot of her tie would be.
Zircon acts as legal counsel for Gems on Homeworld and operates via deductive reasoning. Like all Gems, she is deferential and anxious when in the presence of her superiors, the Diamonds. She looks at impossible cases (such as defending Rose Quartz) with dread yet still tries to offer sound advice to her clients. However, once she finds a proper foothold on her cases, she can present a very sound and logical argument by pointing out specific flaws in a story and questioning how they do not make sense compared to the facts.
When she gains confidence, however, she can get carried away enough to go as far as to point the culpability to a more logical culprit, such as the Diamonds.
Not much is known of her past; however, she said she has been serving the court for around 4,000 years, this makes it likely that she was made after The Rebellion, which took place around 5,000 years ago.
Zircon is first seen when she is assigned to Steven once he is brought to Homeworld, to defend him as he goes on trial with the Diamonds for the actions of his mother, who shattered Pink Diamond. At first, Zircon seems flustered and unprepared when she is required to defend Steven's actions in front of the Diamonds. However, after she finds a flaw in the way Rose Quartz allegedly shattered pink, she goes as far as to accuse the Diamonds themselves for the crime. This results in her being poofed by Yellow Diamond. It is unknown if she has regenerated after this incident. According to Rebecca Sugar she is alive but in trouble.
Zircon briefly appears in a flashback from the episode "The Trial" where she asks how a Rose Quartz, with no business being anywhere near Pink Diamond, got so close to her in the first place.
It is revealed in this episode that Zircon's accusation against the Diamonds is not completely inaccurate since Pink Diamond faked her own shattering.
In "Homeworld Bound" it is revealed that Zircon is running to be elected in the Gem elections against the prosecuting Zircon.
Defending a rebel? Isn't that treason? *chuckles*
|—Prosecuting Zircon, "The Trial"|
Although not much can be said about their relationship before Steven's trial, due to being on different sides of Homeworld's legal system, the two Zircons are at odds with one another during the trial. The prosecuting Zircon even mocks her sarcastically for being assigned to defend Rose Quartz, saying that she is basically committing treason by doing so. The Prosecuting Zircon, however, is at a loss for words and therefore unable to object later in the trial.
(Gasp) Wait! Are you...Rose Quartz?
Zircon was assigned to defend Rose Quartz, much to her dismay. She even admitted that she disagreed with Rose's rebellion while she was defending her. She could not believe what the records said about Rose's crimes, but she was also surprised by the form "Rose" had taken. Although her job mostly influences their interactions, she tries her best to defend "Rose" to the point that she manages to come up with a strong argument that ultimately led to her being poofed.
Blue Diamond, for the purpose of this argument, may I present your palanquin?
Yellow Diamond: The Court remembers, and the Court does not care.
Zircon possesses standard Gem abilities.
- Keen Intellect: Zircon proved herself to have a very sharp mind, using facts and common sense to point the flaws in the historical record of Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond. She said that while Rose might have had the motive, she could not have had the means or the opportunity, and pointed out specific facts such as that with Rose's infamy as a war criminal and being the only active Rose Quartz she could not have gotten close enough to Pink Diamond to shatter her, and why Pink Diamond's entourage of Sapphires, Agates, or even her Pearl were supposedly unable to prevent their Diamond's demise. Zircon went on to state that Pink Diamond would have stepped out of the safety of her palanquin only for another Diamond, who would have had the authority to cover up the incident.
- Hologram Projection: Zircon can project holographic screens, presumably without any technological assistance. The holograms are projected first from her monocle, which is presumably part of her form (as it is "poofed" with the rest of her)
|1. "Stuck Together":||Absent||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Debut||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Absent||17. "Can't Go Back":||Absent|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Absent||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Flashback|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||19. "Now We're Only Falling Apart":||Absent|
|6. "Gemcation":||Absent||20. "What's Your Problem?":||Absent|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||21. "The Question":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||22. "Made of Honor":||Absent|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||23/24. "Reunited":||Absent|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||25. "Legs From Here to Homeworld":||Absent|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Absent||27. "Together Alone":||Absent|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Absent||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Absent|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Absent||11. "In Dreams":||Absent|
|2. "Guidance":||Absent||12. "Bismuth Casual":||Absent|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Absent||13. "Together Forever":||Absent|
|4. "Volleyball":||Absent||14. "Growing Pains":||Absent|
|5. "Bluebird":||Absent||15. "Mr. Universe":||Absent|
|6. "A Very Special Episode":||Absent||16. "Fragments":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Day":||Absent||17. "Homeworld Bound":||Pictured & Mentioned|
|8. "Why So Blue?":||Absent||18. "Everything's Fine":||Absent|
|9. "Little Graduation":||Absent||19. "I Am My Monster":||Absent|
|10. "Prickly Pair":||Absent||20. "The Future":||Absent|
- Her "hood" has been confirmed to be hair, and her neck being of the same color means that she either has hair or fur on her neck, or she merely has shoulder-length hair tucked into her collar.
- Zircon has been hinted at to have anxiety. Storyboard artist Danny Cragg included her on a "list of alien characters that have anxiety" on Twitter.
- Unlike her yellow counterpart, the defending Zircon speaks with a distinct lisp.
- Zircons are usually associated with healing, balance, and harmony. They are also known for repelling negative energy. This trait mirrors the actions of a prosecuting attorney, as "negative energy" is brought to justice.
|Zircon's gemstone is located on her chest; it has a rectangular shape and a four-faceted facet.|