okay so i noticed this while watching stuck together again during the special: the engine for aquamarine and topaz’ ship looks PRETTY SIMILAR to the crystal heart in the temple?? which if you’ve been following me for a long time you’ll know i refuse to shut up about
I cant remember if anything else that looks similar to either of these has shown up before, but if not this is the first thing that seems similar, or at least close enough that I’ve noticed.
A friend suggested that this probably means it’s the power source for all the gem-tech used in the temple (which would explain why the rooms work the way they do). gem tech seems to cover a lot of things, especially teleportation(?) and like, projecting/manipulating or materializing things in rooms. we see this on the ship and on homeworld structures.
so what I’M wondering is 1) why does the crystal heart seem more significant than just an ‘engine’ or power source? obviously bad shit would go down in the gems’ side of the temple if it was damaged, but it’s also significantly larger than the one found in the ship (larger due to being older? since they’re super behind on gem tech). i mean it’s name is the ‘crystal heart’ while the other thing is just called an ‘engine’, so I’m lead to suspect that even if they serve the same basic purpose, the crystal heart is at least a little different.
2) how the fuck was the crystal heart created? same as the engine? are these things organic or purely technological? does it make a difference that the crystal heart is being used (and seems to be ‘wired into) an organic environment rather than a purely mechanical/technological one?
and 3) if it’s like… an engine… all throughout the temple……….. like just Hear Me Out……. what if the temple statue is like a gIANT STONE GOLEM THING THEY CAN DRIVE LIKE A GUNDAM FIGHTER-