So by now a lot of people have noted that gem locations and gem personalities are linked. Below I’ve compiled a list of how a gem’s personality is linked to their gem placement. This may lead us to predict traits of certain gems before we get to know them.
Forehead(Pearl and Peridot): Forehead gems seem to more intellectually-oriented and both Pearl and Peridot show symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome
Eye(Eyeball/Rubeye, various monsters): The one eyepatch gem we’ve seen was grim and mysterious. Both are classical personality traits of “the grizzled veteran”
Nose (Jasper): The only nose gem we’ve seen, Jasper, is both literally and figuratively “Hard Nosed”
Collar (Yellow and Blue Pearl): The collar, in the sense of a dog collar, symbolizes a lack of self-possession or ownership. The two gems with collar gems we’ve seen are both pearls, a slave caste who both appear loyal to and fearful of their masters.
Chest(Amethyst, Yellow and Blue Diamond, Doc, Bismuth ): Chest gems are emotional and quickly angered, with their gem located right over their heart.
Navel(Rose, Steven, Navy): Navel gems tend to be significantly more sensitive and feminine than normal. Understandable given that the navel, the scar left behind by the umbilical cord, is symbolic of a maternal connection and feminine influence
Back(Lapis Lazuli): The one back gem we’ve seen, Lapis Lazuli is unable to leave the past behind her and it always looking back at what she’s left behind
Left Bicep (Army): A sign of brute strength. Army was noticeably more quiet and muscular befitting the strong, silent type.
Palm of Right Hand (Sapphire): The palm is symbolic of love (holding hands) as well as taking matters into one’s own hands, and the right is associated with strength and influence (regarding her title) “doing the right thing” as sapphire did when she gave up her title for the gem who protected her
Palm Of The Left Hand(Ruby): The Left on the other hand is associated with counterculture and subversive behavior, such as Ruby breaking the taboo of mixed-gem fusion
Back of Left Thigh(Leggy/Nuby): The one gem we met with a leg gem was overly cautious and easily frightened. The gem placement may symbolize a desire to turn tail and run away
EDIT: I should probably mention something else:
Gem location symbolism does’t apply to most fusions, but the few it does apply to all have a singular trait in common: They lost themselves in the fusion
Both Hands: Garnet takes matters into her own hands and lets her fists do the talking
Both Hands and Chest: Sugilite is combines strength with emotion to get wanton violence
Back and Nose: Loss and wrath combine in Malachite to create a creature consumed by a desire for revenge against Steven
Okay, wow, that’s a big info dump, but what exactly do we do with this information?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; Speculate about children’s cartoons
Analysis/Theory: Lapis is a lot smarter than people think
OK, she may not be an ‘intellectually-oriented’ Gem like Pearl and Peridot are, but she actually seems to be smarter than most other characters from the show. If you’re like me and feel that she knows much more about stuff than she’s letting on, it’s for several good reasons.
-:: There is not a character sheet for her yet! She is designed, though.
-:: Well we can’t spoil that, but it may or may not be related to the fact that she hoards things.
-:: Well, both Mago and Mago berries are very sweet but tough-skinned. They’re also both not the least bit straight.
-:: Generally speaking, the fashion does vary. Yellow District gems are very rigid, skin-tight suit oriented with work uniforms. Lots of symmetry and contrast between dark and light colors in suits. Blue District gems have more casual clothing, think asymmetrical designs, looser/poofier clothes, stuff that people would spar in on dusty training fields. But, then you have high-class Blue District gems that have often poofier clothes or simplistic dresses. Dark colors. White District gems are of high class visually, and their outfits are often the least practical, but the most flashy. They bear elegance, even in their simple work uniforms. You’ll find lighter colors and even pastels.
-:: VT meant to reply to this with a picture but ran out of time. We liked this piece of music and we can see how it’d fit! Thank you!
“With that in mind, I should safely assuming you haven’t heard of flirting, right?” Black Star questioned, taking note that maybe next time she should use a gem-oriented pickup line. But those were much harder to think of!
☆ NICKNAME: Mikey-beans and another handle I use is Captain Lesbian
☆ GENDER: nonbinary woman thing (I liken it to the crystal gems)
☆ SEXUAL ORIENTATION: basically anyone but men?? Lesbian for an easy label, just “queer” otherwise, bc i dunno
☆ HOGWARTS HOUSE: I think I’m a Hufflepuff? Maybe with a leaning toward Gryffindoor, if only because I have lots of fears so. Chances are I have to face some of them sometime…..
☆ FAVORITE COLOR: purple!!
☆ FAVORITE ANIMAL: idk I have a lot of faves?? Foxes and rabbits and felids and canids….
☆ HOURS OF SLEEP: I sleep…. a ridiculous amount when I’m able @__@ I think my meds make me super sleepy.
☆ CAT OR DOG PERSON: I love both, but I think, as a whole, I’m more of a cat person. Like, there are dogs that annoy the shit out of me but I don’t feel the same about cats.
☆ FAVORITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: lmaaaoooo you can’t ask me that. Just check my /queen tag to see all my faves I guess
☆ NUMBER OF BLANKETS YOU SLEEP WITH: One cool comfy comforter usually
☆ DREAM TRIP: Back to the Czech Republic, I miss it ;^; Mmm ideally a place where I can meet up with people I know and they can show me around, so it’s less of the typical tourist thing and more of a “show me all the secret places you love/all your haunts”. That kinda thing.
☆ DREAM JOB: Something where I can help needy people but also tell rich or entitled snobs who are rude to me to fuck off with little repercussions. That would be living the dream
☆ WHEN WAS YOUR BLOG CREATED: Like 2011
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☆ WHAT MADE YOU CREATE YOUR BLOG: Elliott got one and showed me how I could reblog pics of my fav characters and I was like that’s neat
I hope they never give any of the Gems actual orientations. Because I don’t want the Pewey Haters to have any ground on their whole lesbian erasure claims. People are free to headcanon and see Gems as they want. But I don’t like when people force their headcanons on others. Problems like that are why SU fandom gets a bad rep. And that stench is spreading to the WOY fandom.
-Senior Councilor Emerald- Gem: Emerald Gem Placement: Right Eye Gender: Genderless Pronouns: she/her Romantic Orientation: Aromantic Height: 12′ Weapon: Fountain Pen Ability: She has limited telekinetic ability, which only applies to herself and her weapon - she can not telekinetically move anything else. She also has the ability to stop time temporarily and move ‘outside the bounds of time’, but it requires quite a bit of concentration and energy, so she uses it sparingly. Likes: Working, her job, teasing, loyalty, numbers, success, academics, progress, efficiency, getting things done Dislikes: Not working, disloyalty, rebellion, Rose Quartz, errors Hobbies: Filing paperwork, investigating problems, researching, reading reports, studying, sharpening the mind, being of value to country and leader(s), accounting, fixing things Relationships:
is of more importance.” - Emerald (probably,
at some point) Personality:“the
pen is mightier than the sword, but it is the tongue that wages true war.” - Emerald.
Ever since ‘Back to the Barn’ I feel like there’s been a lot of cute fanart/comics about Pearl on homeworld that are basically showing her being, at first, more or less happy in her role just because she was wanted and got to be close to Rose (and then presumably fighting a growing discontent later, i’m assuming) and I get that interpretation but
I think she probably was frustrated from day 1 by the lack of stimulation. Pearl is an incredibly intelligent, incredibly energetic, incredibly task-oriented gem, and when we see her pointedly doing nothing, it usually means something’s very wrong (i.e. ‘Historical Friction’).
The objectification and expectation that she be submissive–I’m sure she initially just thought that was how it was, that was how the universe worked–that’s what oppressive social conditioning IS. But boredom knows no social hierarchies! It cannot be conditioned away! Smart ANIMALS drive themselves nuts when they’re bored. You do not have to have a sense of self or of your rights to be bored.
What I’m saying is, I think Pearl probably did her best on homeworld because she had little choice and also because she thrives on approval, but I think the moment everybody turned their backs:
and i think the early seeds of romance between Pearl and Rose were predicated on the fact that when she found out about said shenanigans Rose, rather than getting rid of Pearl immediately, just joined in