Off Colors and the Crystal Gems
Quick quick post before sleep - there are some distinct parallels between the Off Color crew and the original Crystal Gems.
First of all, they have quite a similar collection of gem types as they did in the group when Steven was born (a Ruby, a Sapphire, and a Pearl), just in a slightly different formation.
A “defective” former functionary
And a “freak” who came out wrong (interesting that Ame’s whip has two pointed heads on the end…)
Then, you have their “leader,” a much larger, gentle-seeming gem with a mixed, mysterious past…
Yeah, that feels intentional. (Also… “Fluor”ite - sounds a lot like “fleur,” right?)