Oh man did the previews of the two-part special give me ideas. The Gems having to face themselves is a situation that I think could go a lot of ways. I was sort of thinking about that time in the original Teen Titans where Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy had to fight evil clones of themselves made by Trigon and how they couldn’t defeat their own clone, but they realized they could completely kick the snot out of each other, so instead of facing their own clone they fought the one they could beat easily instead. Unfortunately, I realized it was highly unlikely that anyone other than Garnet could beat Garnet, so that situation is probably out of the park.
But then I was like, what if Pearl and Amethyst fused to form Opal to defeat clone!Garnet and real Garnet would kick the butts of clone!Amethyst and Pearl? I think Rebecca Sugar stated at some point that Garnet could definitely beat them both, so that’s an option. Or alternatively, even better, what if this is the episode where Pearl and Garnet fuse and completely go to town on all of the clone!Gems? I suppose Sugilite could be formed too, but wouldn’t this be the best opportunity to reveal the last fusion? I guess Amethyst would have the solemn duty of distracting all of the clones so that Garnet and Pearl could do their dance, wouldn’t that be absolutely awesome and badass?
But speaking of fusions, what if the clone!gems could fuse too? Would we end up having Opal vs Opal or Sugilite vs Sugilite? The latter would probably demolish the entire area, but gosh would that be awesome. Or maybe even Opal vs Sugilite? Or whatever Garnet and Pearl can fuse into vs any of the three possible combinations?? Will the barrage of fusions end up have something to do with the ocean disappearing???
Sorry, I think I got a bit too excited. But food for thought.