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Pearl Shattered Pink Diamond

So after the episode The Trial, I think it’s pretty clear who actually killed Pink Diamond. The Crewniverse is all about foreshadowing. Things have been foreshadowed or hinted at or left loose ended for sometimes anywhere between 50 to over 100 episodes.

Now, the show has been dropping hints literally since the series began that Pearl might have actually been the one to do the deed. But, I think that Zircon finally puts all the pieces together that were needed to confirm that it was Pearl.


Exhibit A:

“All Gems have shapeshifting powers, Steven.” - Pearl, Cat Fingers (S1E6)

Well, that’s really interesting Pearl. Really interesting that we’ve seen Amethyst and Garnet and even Steven shapeshift, but never you. Do you have a traumatizing incident you’ve been covering up for 5,000 years that might have something to do with that?


Exhibit B

“Well, if you ever want to see a demonstration of proper sword techniques, I’d be happy to show you.“ - Pearl, Steven the Sword Fighter

We’ve known for a LONG time that Pearl is a master with swords. And what shattered Pink Diamond? A sword.

“Who cares about her shield? Her huge sword is what I remember.” - Eyeball, Bubbled

“It was a sword! You…shattered her…with a sword!” - Blue Diamond, The Trial

It’s been mentioned a few times. Now, we ASSUME that it was Rose Quartz’s giant pink sword that Steven pulled from Lion’s mane. But, nobody has ever actually described it as such that was a witness. All that has been said is that it was a (huge) sword. That would be just the kind of thing the crew would use to try to throw us off the trail. Rose Quartz isn’t even shown using a sword in The Answer, but Pearl wields two. She has been working with swords for seemingly far longer than Rose.


Exhibit C:

That’s an nice looking insignia you have on your uniform there, Pearl. Say, aren’t you heading to Homeworld? Isn’t it the proper thing to do there to show off your loyalty to your Diamond? Look at that Pink Diamond on your chest there.


Exhibit D:

“I was there. I saw it with my own eye.” - Eyeball, Back to the Moon

Now, at this VERY MOMENT that this line is stated, Eyeball is currently being duped into thinking Amethyst is Jasper, just because she shapeshifted into someone that looks like Jasper. She’s purple. Jasper is orange. Added to the baseball game the Rubies were also duped into playing, Rubies can be EASILY fooled. Even when it comes to the shapeshifting department.


Exhibit E:

Now, Pearl’s expression here could mean much the same as Garnet’s. Garnet didn’t plan for Steven to find out like this. Neither did Pearl. But is Pearl, perhaps, much more worried that Steven will find out the REAL truth of who shattered Pink Diamond? Her reaction is just so much more dramatic, like her reaction is based on a different set of feelings than Garnet’s. Maybe this one is reaching a little bit, but let’s move on.


Exhibit F:

“Does this have anything to do with Pink Diamond? I already know mom shattered her, so what is it about this that you can’t tell me?” - Steven, Steven’s Dream

“Please, you’re making Pearl very upset.” - Garnet, Steven’s Dream

Why would Pearl be so upset about Pink Diamond’s palanquin? Or about Pink Diamond being shattered? Sure, it was an awful event. But it was helpful to the rebels. And Rose Quartz did it, anyway, so why would Pearl have reason to feel bad or be overly upset about? I mean, it could be because she used to belong to Pink Diamond and betrayed her and shattered her, but you know, that’s just a theory.

But you know, it would be really bad if Steven and the other Crystal Gems found out that not only did Pearl lie to them, but Rose Quartz as well. By the way Steven, your mom wasn’t quite as horrible as you were told. By the way, that gem you’ve been looking up to as the most mom like is the real shatterer.


Exhibit G:

“Because at the time that Pink was shattered, Rose Quartz had been a recognized threat for several hundred years. There were no Rose Quartz soldiers in her entourage and none in her guard. So how did a Rose Quartz, with no business being anywhere near Pink Diamond, get so close to her in the first place? Where were Pink Diamond’s attendants, Her Agates, Her Sapphires? And where was her Pearl?- Zircon, The Trial

It seems VERY significant that the crew would have that question be at the very end of Zircon’s line. Almost like they were trying to make it stand out on purpose.

But, much much more than that, Zircon stated that Pink Diamond had Sapphires on her court. Those who could see the future. Who would be looking into it for when and where Rose Quartz would strike next. Their focus would be on her. Their focus would be on looking towards outside threats to their Diamond.

Where would their focus not be? On the most trusted member of Pink Diamond’s court. The gem who was closer to her than any other gem, even a Diamond. Her Pearl.

Why would Homeworld even consider that a Pearl could think for herself? That a Pearl had the ability to shapeshift? They wouldn’t know. And when the dust settled and all that remained was a shocked Pearl and no Rose Quartz… who would be called as the MAIN witness to the crime? The gem who would have been RIGHT be her side during the whole ordeal. Her Pearl. A gem known to be able to holographicly replay and recreate events. Someone who was already a record keeper.


Exhibit H:

“Even if she did, wouldn’t her Pearl have cried out in her alarm, “Watch out, My Diamond!"” - Zircon, The Trial

Zircon is absolutely correct. Why would her Pearl have not been able to warn her? Even if all her guards and all her future seeking Sapphires somehow missed all of Rose Quartz’s planning and her sneaking up on them, why would the gem closest to her not give out any warning? But the line goes on to provide far more evidence.

“No, whoever did this was already close to Pink Diamond. Someone her guards would allow to get near her, someone she would listen to when asked to stop her palanquin, and step outside, and someone with the authority to cover it up afterward!” - Zircon, The Trial

The only thing Zircon got wrong was the part about authority. A Pearl would have been a record keeper. Able to, as previously stated, replay the event of Pink Diamond being shattered in its entirety, from her own point of view. Able to muddle the details of the event, seeming as if she was watching it all happen in shocked horror, while quickly committing the crime herself, instead. Someone the Diamonds would have trusted to be truthful, because why would she lie about the oh so tragic death of her Diamond?

All eyes would have been on Rose Quartz. Nobody would have been paying attention to her Pearl. Nobody would ever pay attention to a simple Pearl. They are, after all, just Pearls.

Yet, who would have been closer but the Pearl traveling WITH her INSIDE her palanquin? Who might have suggested they stop, and who might Pink Diamond have listened to? Who would the Sapphires never have their future vision turned towards? And who could have flubbed the story to cover it up after?


Exhibit I:

“I want to hear what she has to say.” - Blue Diamond, The Trial

“How? How did you do it?” - Blue Diamond, The Trial

“How did you shatter Pink Diamond?” - Blue Diamond, The Trial

“But the question no one seems to be asking is, "how?"” - Zircon, The Trial

"I’ve been asking that question.” - Blue Diamond, The Trial

THIS is why Blue Diamond is so adamant about knowing HOW Rose Quartz did it. Being able to slip past future vision and slip past guards was not built into the genetic make up of the Rose Quartz gems. How, then, did Rose come to possess such powers?! That is what is driving Blue Diamond crazy. But you know what? Rose Quartz didn’t possess those powers. Because Rose Quartz didn’t do it. Homeworld, the Diamonds, and even all the rebel forces on Rose Quartz’s side, were only meant to believe that she did.


Finally:

Consider that we know NOTHING of Pearl’s backstory. NOTHING. We do not know who owned her on Homeworld. We do not know when she rebelled.

We’ve gotten origin stories for Garnet and Amethyst, but Pearl remains shrouded in mystery despite us being 132 episodes into the series.

Why would it be such a secret if it wasn’t a big deal? Her backstory has remained scarce, been dodged around, and avoided. Something very important to the series is hidden in her backstory, in her history. Something that I think is going to be revealed very soon.

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27. “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it”
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—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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—David Levithan, Every Day

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―Amy Plum, After the End

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—George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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—Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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―Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

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—Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

46. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
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 Mucho puede analizarse de una tapa, una vez leído el libro, como si se corresponde con la historia, si hay elementos de augurio, si les personajes, si apareciera algune, se parecen a lo descripto en el interior… En esta sección de Una Dosis, vamos a intentar responder semana a semana estas cuestiones en las tapas de los libros que vayamos leyendo

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Yellow nor White didn’t shatter pink, Blue did.

So, after watching The Trial and the whole Wanted Event, i thought about something, as well noticed it. Haven’t you noticed how everyone is saying that either White or Yellow did shatter Pink Diamond? Isn’t it odd how nobody points their finger towards Blue Diamond? Today i’m going to explain why Blue is not away from suspiction.

First off, Zircons are made for the purpose of being a lawyer, either for defense or offense of somebody. Homeworld, as well, has a judgement system, showing that they’re not so direct on their punishment or assumptions, but rather judging said gem.

Now, lets begin with Zircon’s statements.

1: “Someone that had enough trust with Pink Diamond, enough for her to stop the palanquin and exit.”

2: “Somone that would be allowed to get close enough to Pink Diamond”

3: “Someone with enough authoroty to cover up, with supreme control.”

She also mentioned that Rose couldn’t get to Pink with ease, as her Agates would had fought back, the Sapphires could had predicted Rose’s arrival and even, Pink Diamond’s Pearl would had warned her in case Rose was going to attack. And to add, Pink Diamond’s attendance towards such event, wouldn’t she notice Rose Quartz approaching?

Analyzing the Diamonds, we’ve seen the different traits from both Blue and Yellow. Yellow seems as a impatient, temperamental, on-point individual. While Blue seems as a Depressive, Direct, Cold individual. Why cold, you may ask? Here, think about this for a second:

  • During Message Received, Peridot after going against her Diamond’s orders, Yellow. She got several chances to redeem herself and do the correct thing to her Diamond’s wishes.

  • While on The Answer, after Garnet being formed for the first time, and also showing fusion between two kinds of gems, it was different. Ruby was only doing her job as a bodyguard of Sapphire, she protected the one she was ordered to. And now more important, that fusion happened on accident. Now, after unfusing and taking the blame, Blue Diamond didn’t show any kind of compassion nor mercy towards Ruby, acting cold towards what happened; inmediatly telling the gem she will get shattered, no redemption, no judging. She was being totally cold with her.

Something else to point out, would be Blue’s strange ability to cry almost instantly, with ease and no trouble. As well her mood swings from getting very serious to extremely sad in a matter of seconds, nothing wrong, right? After The Trial, we’ve seen that both Diamonds have different abilities, while Yellow’s a laser attack, capable of poofing gems instantly (like a gem desestabilizer would, on the same fashion.) and cutting through walls without trouble, Blue has a more intriguing, interesting one.

Her ability (fanon name for now) being called Sadness Aura, she used this ability on accident after yelling at Steven it was not the breaking point, but a sword what shattered Pink Diamond. Now, if we make a connection, it wouldn’t be so crazy to think she can apply this ability on herself; the aura made everyone in the room cry, including Yellow. So, that would mean Blue can use this ability to either cry or get sad on a matter of seconds.

If you remember correctly, Yellow has shown several traits of disliking the events connecting to Pink, such as the Earth, Rose Quartzes in bubbles, Rose Quartz leader of the rebellion, The human zoo and the most important of all, Pink Diamond’s death. On “That will be all”, during her song she almost had a emotional breakdown, very unlikeable of her to happen.

1: What if she wanted to destroy the earth because it reminded her of Pink Diamond?

2: What if the Rose Quartzes also reminded her of Pink Diamond and made Yellow feel guilty for what happened, because she didn’t stop it on time?

3: What if she despises Rose Quartz because of the rebellion and if it wasn’t for her, Pink would still be alive?

4: What if the human zoo also reminded her of Pink Diamond? “Why keep up a silly, zoo oh tell me!” Yellow Diamond during “What’s the use of feeling blue”.

Yellow Diamond only wants to get rid of it all because she guilts herself for what happened, because she didn’t do something on time, because she was not strong enough to protect Pink. If you think about it, its a realistic thing someone would do, try to get rid of everything reminding you of a already passed away loved one. Yellow shuts her feelings because she has to be a leader, because she knows that if she opens up, she couldn’t stop after doing so. She would be called weak, sentimental, etc.

So, now reaching the icing of the cake; what this whole theory is mainly going to talk about.

Blue Diamond was the one who shattered Pink Diamond.

Think of it, she enters the three main subjects stated by Zircon.

1: Blue Diamond has confessed she had a strong, close and tight relationship with Pink, enough to be trusted by her and her soldiers.

2: She was trusted enough by her soldiers, so she could get close enough to Pink and convice the Diamond to stop and step out of the palanquin.

3: She has Supreme Authoroty, capable of covering up the events and tossing all the blame on Rose Quartz, Leader of the Rebellion. It was a smart move from her, using Rose Quartz as the dummy or the one to be blamed.

Blue Diamond could be acting it all, she knows what she has done and stays silent about it. The grieving, the sadness, the depression, the preserving of Pink Diamond’s legacy. It all is a cover, it all is an act of hers to convince everyone it was Rose Quartz and not her.

Now, about Yellow Diamond’s attitude during The Trial, i can answer that. She was only staying true to her Character, impatient and temperamental. She was constantly rushing to shatter Rose because of her On-Point personality, as well it could have been her impatience.

Getting pointed at for Pink Diamond’s death only stirred her up totally, more that what Peridot managed to do by calling her a clod back on “Message Recieved”.

Blue Diamond’s choice of words totally torn apart the merciful, giving nature reputation she has gained. “I want to know what she thinks we’re going to do with her, because i’m going to do something worse.” Not merciful at all, isn’t it?

Other subject, stated by Bismuth on her episode: Rose Quartz’s sword was made to specifically destroy a physical form instantly. But never damage the gem, the fact Steven brought up the breaking point subject was logical, the only thing known on the series to be able to shatter a gem instantly.

While Blue said it was sword, contradicting what Bismuth has said.

And to topic off, Blue Diamond arguing with Yellow Diamond was to keep her curtain on, did you notice her surprise when Zircon pointed at the Diamonds? She might had realized it, her massive plan was discovered by one gem, a Zircon. She realized her action didn’t stay hidden totally.

Why Blue Diamond did it? There might be several reasons. The one that is true might never be known, but personally i think she did it because of jealously, everyone had/shows a love for the passed away Pink Diamond. She was jealous of this, she was jealous of Pink Diamond’s reputation, court, power, etc. And to act it all out, she grieves her. To make everyone believe she’s free of guilty.

If you’re at the bottom of this, thank you very much for reading!