I really wan’t sure how to approach this topic last night. The last theory I posted had a lot more pieces to be presented with. This is very incomplete, as fusion is still a new concept within the episodes I have seen.
After Giant Woman ended and I finished the scoring, I took the time to write down notes and possible things to watch for in future episodes regarding fusion. I started with finding patterns in how features for a fusion are chosen. Personality, color palette, general shapes that make up the silhouette, and how the gem chosen for the fusion connects the component gems to each other.
Then I decided to look for limitations in a fusion. Does Opal have Pearl’s control over sand? Would Opal be able to use the door within the temple if she could fit (she’s pretty big so probably no)? Pearl’s and Amethyst’s gems don’t disappear or move when Opal is formed. The cut of their gems don’t change either, the color however does change. The gems change to a white base with a reflection of light colors that is most notable in Amethyst’s gem. I came to the conclusion that she could probably still open the door using the respective keys of her components gems. And thats when it hit me.
Garnet has two gems of different cuts with the same color. And in Together Breakfast shows us her using those gems to activate two keys of different colors on the temple door. Episode 4 showed me the exact scenario I wanted to see with Opal, but did it with Garnet.
I really, really want to say with confidence, that Garnet is a fusion. But I’m not sure I can. There is so little evidence at the current moment and I have to wait for more information about fusion before I can declare this a true, solid theory. My previous notes and theories post had many more examples to use. And a possible answer as to why it could be so. That made me feel more confident in the theory.
But I don’t have a “why”. And it severely changes my confidence with this theory. Pearl said fusion is for only for deadly situations. While Garnet does get into deadly situations, it seems to be no more deadly than what the other gems encounter.
For now, this will not be considered a theory post. Just a notes post. Though it will be tagged theory simply for convenience.
Do not prove me right or wrong I want to figure this out myself.