Bringing Back the Pink Diamond is Rose Quartz Theory!
“I want a colony!“
“The rest of the Crystal Gems! Old Crazy Lace, Biggs, Snowflake?”
“I want one NOW.“
All those monsters we fight used to be just like us!”
“You have so many worlds and I don’t even have one!”
“They’re absolutely totally completely flawless beings!”
“It’s not fair!”
“Pink Diamond was a villain.”
“I want one!”
“Earth was Pink Diamond’s colony.”
“I want my own army!“
“Your mother led us to glorious victory!”
“I want my own planet!”
“I’m going to stay and fight for this planet.“
“I deserve it!”
“What about what I want? I’m sick of everyone lying to me!”
“I’m just as important-”
“Out of anyone, don’t I deserve to know the truth?!”
“I’m a Crystal Gem too!”
“THEN WHY DON’T YOU ACT LIKE IT?!”
“We are the Crystal Gems!”
“She told me that’s why she had to turn on her own kind.”
History repeats itself.
So. Started off with some character parallels between Pink Diamond/Rose Quartz/Steven Universe.
We got our first glimpse of Pink Diamond today. Interestingly enough, Stevonnie seemed to be reliving her memories in the dreamworld. Experiencing an event that they were never around for. Unless… Steven was.
There’s still a lot more to cover, so let’s get right to it. I’m not going to go into HOW Pink Diamond did it, but I am going to point out some interesting plot elements that lend to the theory.
Pink Diamond is small. As small as a human, actually.
What if Pink Diamond was defective to begin with? What if that’s why the other Diamonds wanted to shelter her away from the public eye? If you’re thinking, “the size difference was just part of Stevonnie’s dream”, remember the window.
Exactly their height, just like in the dream.
And consider, knowing what was just revealed about Pink Diamond, that she wasn’t satisfied with a colony. Imagine that she demanded something more.
Pink Diamond wanted a Pearl to help her while her colony was beginning, so White Diamond gave in and gifted her one.
But the other Diamonds still didn’t see her as an equal. Angered by this mistreatment, she altered her identity and started a rebellion. The Diamonds wouldn’t give her her own army? Well, then she’d take theirs. The Diamonds kept interfering with her colony? Then she’d drive them off the planet altogether.
And who would have the power to command a Pearl not to reveal her true identity, but a Diamond? Her “sole confidant”, the first rebel to join her. The gem who was always by her side and knew all her secrets.
Pink Diamond’s sign was erased from the Diamond insignia.
But still exists in Earth relics.
The technology that is used on Earth and the Moon resembles that of the Diamonds. Here’s the full insignia.
And Rose Quartz. Interestingly, it has a triangle shaped center, similar to the three Diamond insignia. Almost like it’s copying the united look of the White, Blue, and Yellow insignia, as a singular Pink.
Finally, Yellow Diamond, from inputting the cluster to grow after the war.
So why doesn’t Pink match her glorious mural, where she seems to be as tall as the other Diamonds?
Maybe she came out like Amethyst: overdone. Maybe that’s why all the other Diamonds had conquered dozens of planets before Pink came along. Maybe that’s why she wasn’t treated as an equal. Maybe her own feelings of being an outcast was what caused her to rebel.
And maybe Rose Quartz being Pink Diamond was the real reason she refused to shatter the other Diamonds.
But Rose Quartz looks just like the other gems on Homeworld, right?
Well, maybe. We’ve only seen bubbled gems. We haven’t seen what another Rose Quartz looks like in her light form. And we’ve NEVER seen Rose Quartz poofed. We’ve seen Pearl, Amethyst, Garnet, Lapis, Peridot, Jasper, Zircon, and many many other gems be poofed. But not Rose Quartz. Did she really manage to survive for over 5,000 years without being poofed? Why have we not seen her full gem stone yet?
Consider, also, that we’ve never seen Pink Diamond’s shards. We haven’t seen the great battle in which Rose Quartz supposedly shattered Pink Diamond. We’ve never seen the two together, either in happy times when they first arrived on Earth, or during the early days of the rebellion. We see Rose and Pearl attack Blue Diamond’s court in The Answer, indicating that the war has just begun but Pink Diamond is already gone.
Plus, what we learned from The Trial. Blue Diamond doesn’t even know how Rose Quartz shattered her! And Zircon made some excellent points that a Rose Quartz gem wouldn’t just be able to just waltz up and commit the deed. So we still have no clue what happened the day Pink Diamond was supposedly shattered.
If everybody’s out telling the same story, why haven’t we been allowed to see it? There’s something the Crewniverse doesn’t want us to find out yet, but they’ve left all the foreshadowing clues for us to muse over. No shards, no seeing RQ’s full gem, character parallels, and a slew of other clues.
Rose Quartz didn’t do it and neither did Pearl. Pink Diamond is still around.