It just occurred to me that the Big Reveal in the last Steven Universe bomb totally recontextualises the whole Mystery Girl thing.

At the time, most viewers read it as Pearl fixating on a human woman because she happened to kind of resemble Rose Quartz - but we now know that Pearl actually designed Rose Quartz’ physical appearance.

So it’s less “Pearl has a type because she’s hung up on Rose Quartz” and more “Pearl has a type and convinced Pink Diamond to spend the next six thousand years shapeshifted into the ideal image of that type”.

That’s… huh.