Theory: The Great Diamond Authority; identity and goal
Yes yes, I’m sure you’ve all heard all the speculation that came from Keeping Beach City weird, where Ronaldo more or less spoils the plot of SU series, but let’s get bit more deeper.
1st, lets just recap.
“Polymorphic sentient rocks! They’re here to hollow out the earth! It’s part of the great Diamond authority!”
Polymorphic sentient rocks is obviously refering to Gems.
And “hollow out the earth“ is refering to kindergarten.
But there’s one other mystery, 2 even.
You’ve all seen this no doubt.
It’s the same symbol that’s appeared in Serious Steven except colorless.
And after mention by Jasper of there being a Yellow Diamond, it more or less clicks together that is the symbol of triumvirate that leads the Gem homeworld and beyond. So it’s easy to assume that by that logic, the other 2 are Blue and White (colorless) Diamond.
Why is this important?
Here’s an interesting fact about the diamond’s symbolism depending on color:
Yellow Diamond - The Yellow Diamond stimulates and enhances our creativity and
self-expression. It represents an artist of life who is able to
celebrate and respond to life and its challenges. The wearer of the
Yellow Diamond can stay very focused, determined, and patient.
Blue Diamond - Blue diamonds
strengthen willpower and motivate people to improve their health, a healing therapies website. The color
blue in a diamond gives rise to peace and creative expression,
instilling idealism, dedication and a sense of perspective. In Biblical meaning, it is symbolizing heavenly grace.
White (colorless) Diamond - Its hardness has made it the emblem of perfection and power, while its transparency is associated with constancy and purity.
Now, while the later could apply to all diamonds, you could get the idea what kind of people the diamonds are, if they follow its symbolism, like Crystal Gems.
Yellow Diamond represents the power of mind. Blue Diamond represents one’s inner stregnth. And White Diamond represents physical stregnth..
That being said, why have 3 people be leaders of Gem kind? Because 1 person cannot lead if he only has experiance in certain field and no knowlege of another, especially with diverse funcionality beings like gems. It can easily be assumed that each of the 3 leads a specific branch of Gem society.
Think of it like Qunari from Dragon Age series: 3 people lead them; one who controls the military, one that leads the priesthood and one that leads the craftsmen.
The principle’s the same.
If we want to go heads deep into Ronald’s conspiracy theory mentality:
What if there was 4th gem, one who’s been pulling the strings of gem kind since their existence?
There is one gemstone that fits that theory:
Black Diamond - Black Diamond signifys truth. It also symbolizes mystery, boldness, strength, as well as authority and power. These colored diamonds have been believe to develop
the user’s life in several ways, specially by bringing clearness
(perhaps connected to the precision of the stone itself) into the user’s
life and mind.
There’s a mystery about black diamonds origins. Most probable is that, its creation was caused by Super Nova billions of years ago (since to create it is required extremely high presure) and than after traveling through space, it eventually hit Earth in form of meteorite, at the time when Pangea, the super continent, existed (which is why it can only be found in Brazil and Central Africa).
Also, its unique property is that, unlike other diamonds, who reflect light, black diamond absorbs light instead.
Now that we have the face of the one’s behind the existence of Gem kind and control over them. The main question is: WHY. Why would gems want to hollow out the Earth.
There is 2 key moment in 2 of the episodes that holds the answer as to why.
Rose believed that all life was prescious, each moment unique and worth living (so it’s ironic that the next episode is Warp Tour, which featured the 1st Homeworld gem and it just shows how merciless she is).
But what about the rest of crystal gems?
No matter how you look, when it came to interaction beyond gem related buisness, they didn’t care about it. When they broke the Pizza’s house, they didn’t care. When they caused a blackout that could last forever, they didn’t care. They care about the planet, but not its inhabitants.
Than I came back to Keeping Beach city weird episode and this stuck out to me.
THIS. This is the basic mentality of a gem with realization of who it is and the world it percieves aground.
Now imagine this for a moment:
If a gem has lived long enough, to see rise and falls of civilizations, of atrocities that human (or human-like) beings are capable of, and be able to see death happen in all forms for thousands of years, while they remained the same, what kind of perception would one have existence.
Paths of all organic beings lead to death; no matter their trials or struggles, in the end they die. Gems are immortal. They do not eat, sleep or age. It would be merciful to extinguish all organic life and spare it the insignificant struggle, while give rise to a kind that can make a difference and insure its continued existence, one that would fix this flawed Universe into PERFECTION.
That’s where kindergarten comes in and it’s likely that the one on earth isn’t the only one in the universe.
Notice how the land surrounding kindergarten is devoid of any life, even after thousands of years? You cannot create life out of nothing. In order to create life it must first come from something, it’s an unavoidable fact.
Some people have speculated that kindergarten used humans in order to create gems, but one doesn’t have to go that far.
Removing a single link in the food chain can completely shatter all life. Destroy fauna and herbavores have nothing left to eat, they die out and carnivores have nothing left, etc., one way or another it would lead to extinction of all life on the planet.
And considering there are other gem controled planets, they likely suffered the fate that Earth would, had there not been Rose’s rebelion.