Articles Posted in the " Amethyst " Category

  • Let’s Talk About Amethyst

    Shapeshifter. Comedian. Runt. Earthling. Amethyst was introduced as the fun-seeking, free spirit of the Crystal Gems, but five seasons have peeled away her scruffy outer shell and revealed the deeply self-critical Gem underneath. Amethyst was designed to fit into a very specific cartoon archetype: the troublemaker. Despite being millennia old, Amethyst acted like a teenage […]

  • A Year of Queer on ‘Steven Universe’

    On March 12th, 2015, the two-part season one finale of Steven Universe aired. “The Return” and “Jail Break” quickly made waves for a number of reasons. Top of the list was the grand reveal that main character Garnet was in fact a fusion of two Gems, Ruby and Sapphire. The pair loved each other so […]

  • Steven Universe: Rocks That Make You Cry

    The set up in Steven Universe is all too familiar in this age of superhero blockbusters: a supernaturally gifted team fights together to keep Earth safe. Members include the strong, mysterious one, the neurotic strategist, the haphazard brawler, the empathetic healer, and of course, the Girl. But Steven Universe takes these tropes and turns them on […]