I just realized that the gems are basically like shoggoths from the Lovecraft mythos
- They can shapeshift (shoggoths being able to create temporary organs and the gems being able to also shapeshift organs)
- they rebelled against their overlord(Shoggoths rebelling against the elder things and the gems rebelling against homeworld.)
- they have gigantic eldritch temples (in the huge cyclopean city in ‘The Mountains of Maddness’, and every gem temple ever seen in the show)
- they were artifically created by space faring species to help conquer other planets (Shoggoths being created for food and labor, and Gems needed for war and maintenance)
- Crewniverse has made references to lovecraftian stories before, as with Junji ito’s ‘Enigma of Amigara fault’
woah…. has anyone had this idea before ?