Watched the Return. Probably won’t have time for Jailbreak until after we go to the gym and Best Buy.
Yellow Diamond has to be alerted of Rose’s… ‘condition’. I guess that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s super high status - she’s probably important just because she led a rebel army. And Jasper thinks Steven is Rose. We’re taking this Heir of Heart thing very literally.
Pearl is defective… maybe because her gem isn’t shaped right? Garnet’s an indecent display… I’m assuming that’s because she’s fused? Yet other gems fuse for battle. How would Jasper know they’re a longterm fusion? Maybe her lack of mutations showed the difference. And Amethyst is ‘overcooked’… I wonder if Amethyst gems aren’t common, since they’re irradiated. Which brings me to my last point.
Greg explained that the war was pretty nasty. Rose was only able to save a few people with her shield. That implies a pretty broad ranged and indiscriminate attack.
The monsters they fight used to be gems. Gems get funky when they crack, but Lapis just lost some of her powers, and Amethyst’s bodily distortions weren’t the same as turning into a beast. In fact, many of the gems they claim from slain monsters don’t even look damaged. Pearl called them ‘corrupted’. Maybe there was the Gem equivalent of a ‘nuke’ or something (like I mentioned earlier) that functioned by corrupting all the gems within the blast radius and turning them into monsters. (A low tech version of Jasper’s gem disruptor?) That same energy might have irradiated Amethyst and turned her from whatever she was supposed to be into what she is now, since it seems like she didn’t hatch until after the war. (She wasn’t at the strawberry battle, anyway.) Maybe the other gems lost interest in Earth because they thought it was a wasteland populated only by mutated gems, and Lapis’s info convinced them otherwise. I still think there must be something going on in the Homeworld to spark their interest in rebooting the kindergarten. The question is what.