Well idk what else to add to her so here’s my finished gemsona, Lizardite! She’s fast and strong and can temporarily mind-control reptiles! Basically I discovered that a mineral called Lizardite was a thing, thought of a lizard-based gem, and ran with it.

She’s an experimental gem made in a kindergarten, imbued with aspects of earth’s local wildlife, mostly reptiles. As a result, she has a sort of a loner personality and prefers the company of animals over others, but doesn’t mind socializing per se, she just tires of it after a while. She also tends to be somewhat blunt and cynical/distrustful.

Her weapons are claw fist weapons, and she likes using hit-and-run tactics, hitting hard and fast and getting away quickly. She’s a hunter by nature and likes being fast and efficient. She’s also somewhat light and frail and prefers not being hit at all.

The patch of hair around her gem cannot grow out no matter what form she takes.

And about the mind-control thing, she can befriend reptiles easily but in a tough spot she can use her gem powers to directly influence reptilian minds and have them do her bidding - but it takes a lot of energy and concentration to do so for longer periods of time and for large numbers of reptiles. She can drain herself easily.

Her only close friend is another gem named Ivory, another experimental gem from the same kindergarten. They were both deemed failures and were to be scrapped, so they escaped into the wilderness and have traveled together ever since.


Colour: green, yellow or brown
Found in: worldwide locations, particularly from Austria, India, South Africa and the UK.

A greenish-white variety of serpentine from Lizard Peninsula, England. It is a naturally altered state of chrysotile. Also called lizard stone and is a form of Serpentine, Lizardite is said to calm anxiety and fears, even the most primitive ones. It brings the fears to the surface so that they can be dealt with by therapy.


Mellini, M. (1982) The crystal structure of lizardite 1T: hydrogen bonds and polytypism. American Mineralogist: 67: 587-598.

Mellini, M. and Zanazzi, P.F. (1987) The crystal structure of lizardite-1T and lizardite 2H1 from Coli, Italy. American Mineralogist: 72: 943-948.

Mellini, M. and Viti, C. (1994) Crystal structure of lizardite-1T from Elba, Italy. American Mineralogist: 79: 1194-1198.

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Mineral Formulae Memorization!

Serpentine - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4

In mineralogy, serpentine may refer to any of 20 varieties belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these varieties are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made. There are three important mineral polymorphs of serpentine: antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite (pictured above).