Corey Graves: What you just said, Byron, ‘Sami Zayn finished with Kevin Owens and now he needed a new target’? This sounds like an ex girlfriend that dates your best friend because she’s not over you. She says she is, but she’s not. Sami Zayn is obsessed with Kevin Owens and he’s taking it out on Chris Jericho right now. Me: …I’m sorry what
After his promotion to head of Beach City Community Theater, Jamie casts Steven and Connie in his Romeo and Juliet production. Steven brings Peridot along because they don’t have theater on Homeworld, but when Peridot reads the play and begins aggressively shipping RomeoxTybalt, she starts sabotaging the play to enforcer her ideal artistic vision.
Disclaimer: This is all just my thoughts on Steven Universe. All content is not canon until proven/disproven. And yes, I only made a Tumblr to post my theories.
First, I want to go into some details of what is known about Pink Diamond, mainly that she is unconfirmed at this time. There are only a few ideas of her existence through the time they went to the Moon Base in It Could’ve Been Great and the Mural inside the Triangle at the Strawberry Fields of Serious Steven.
Now, I am going to state this now. I do NOT believe that Pink Diamond is Rose Quartz. If you look at the mural from Serious Steven, while Rose might be the one fighting against the Home World (White Diamond) she is just the soldier as she was meant to be. Most likely, she was created to be the personal Bodyguard of Pink Diamond, which would explain Rose’s shield, while the sword might have actually belonged to Pink Diamond.
Back to the point of who Pink Diamond is though. I think she is one of the 4 diamonds and does exist. The hardest problem with Pink Diamond is trying to figure out her place in the Matriarch system as each diamond, like all gems, have a function. Blue being the messenger and tactician for the diamonds, yellow being the conqueror, and white being the home world. But where does pink fall? I think that she represents the life of gems. That she is the one that deems a planet suitable for colonization/makes it such or that she is the creator of gems themselves. The reason I state this is looking at the mural, you see a lot of hands reaching towards her like someone reaches for a mother of an idol. This coupled with Rose, and her love of life, stemming from her matriarch.
This might sound insulting, but just listen. Gems can only do as their matriarchs want…initially. They were created with the design to be mindless drones with the only purpose being to do as commanded. Pink, being the creator of life/gems may have had conflict with this, seeing life as precious. She continues to make Gems for the good of Home World, but rewrites the code of gems to have more emotions, more feelings and the ability to think for themselves. Since she is the creator, the other diamonds have no idea initially and by the time they realize it, they can’t undo what she has started. When it finally gets revealed, the Earth colony has just started and she is executed for her crimes against Home World, and essentially wiped from history, but the thing the diamonds didn’t expect was the reaction of the gems she had formed with their new emotions. Rose Quartz, being the closest to Pink Diamond, decides to avenge her fallen Matriarch. This leads to the first Rebellion. I’ll go over this more in a bit.
The reason I stated this is due to emotions being unnecessary and unneeded for gems to conquer. Plus Peridot talks about Objectivity a lot, saying the diamonds are above that, though we see that is not the case. Objectivity seems more like a coping mechanism for the diamonds than reality, as though they were trying to tell gems not to use emotions in judgement, thus working against what Pink Diamond had changed in them. And with pink diamond gone, the diamonds couldn’t undo what she had caused or risk never being able to make gems again.
Lastly, it can also be stated that Pink Diamond began to see organic life as more charming than evil. It could be safe to assume she would want what Rose would later champion; Gems and Organic life living together in harmony.
TL;DR: Pink Diamond was the creator of life for gems, but ultimately crushed for creating emotions. She wanted harmony, while the other diamonds wished to only conquer.
Now, this is where things are a little more known. Rose Quartz led a rebellion against the Diamonds. She would win the battle for Earth and Gems would leave it alone. Now, why would Rose do this? After all, she is a soldier, even if she has healing tears. For a soldier like her to fight against her commanders normally only comes from the mentor or leader they cared for died. With Pink Diamond being destroyed, Rose would go on to fight the war in her honor, taking up her cause and winning for her leader.
This could explain why the other diamonds fought so hard for the colony, not just because of a rebellion, but due to it being for a fallen diamond. Unity between the other diamonds would be needed, showing Blue, Yellow, and White unite to try and stop it, but so that they could also trust the other diamonds to not do the same to them.
I think that the rebellion was also the first of its kind. Another reason the other diamonds would fight so hard against it. They wouldn’t want their own gems to join up and fight for independence of their rule. Pink Diamond had evolved from simply being a diamond to a martyr of freedom.
Where is Pink Diamond?
The final problem for Pink Diamond is where is she? She is touted as a martyr in the series and not even referenced by name.
Well, I think that Pink Diamond is actually still alive. Diamonds are not easy to break and it would seem weird for the Diamonds to break her since that could show that they are breakable/mortal. They need to keep an appearance, but how would they make her disappear? Simple, you hide her and change her. You make it so she can’t lead or rule, make it seem like she vanished. In comes Lion. Lion is actually Pink Diamond (I didn’t come up with this theory, but I think it is true). I think that they used something on her in order to corrupt her, which turned her into a beast aka Lion. However, Diamonds are different from other gems in that they are so powerful, they can maintain some control of their corrupted self.
It would be rather odd for a pink diamond to be a part of Lion’s warp jumping if it weren’t true. Now, due to Rose’s closeness to Pink Diamond, she realized what had been done and hid her away, touting her as dead to ignite rebellion for Pink’s philosophies of harmony and peace. Rose then became what Pink would have become. Rose is in a way Pink Diamond, but only by means of championing her beliefs.
TL;DR: Lion is Pink Diamond corrupted, with Rose hiding this fact.
Pink Diamond was once a Matriarch, but reformed from being a conqueror to a lover, thus bringing Rose into the same state of mind. Pink Diamond lives on in Rose who lives on in Steven. Steven is essentially a continuation of Pink Diamond’s wish for Gems and Organic life to live together in peace.
Ok so the theory that lapis is blue diamond is debunked, right? Like firstly the sky arena with what I assume are the four diamond minus rose, none of them look like lapis, and secondly if she was a diamond then someone would remember her and hold her to some degree of respect, but if she was a high ranking person (like jasper) it would make sense for people to not really know about her
Thank you, friend, I’ve been meaning to theorypost about this but hadn’t gotten off my butt to do so! Spoilers below the cut, up to Friend Ship.