White Diamond’s Role in Corruption, for SwaggyThunder
Again, not sure if tagging you is a good thing to do, but listen to this idea.
Remember your video about what White Diamond’s role in the Corruption Song was?
You pointed out that Blue Diamond’s “radiated pathokinesis” was tied to affecting a Gem’s emotions, and that Yellow Diamond’s electrokinesis was tied to affecting a Gem’s physical form.
You postulated that White Diamond’s ability affected memories or mental state. My theory is that you weren’t too far off, but you didn’t hit the mark exactly. My proposal:
Yellow Diamond affect a Gem’s physical state.
Blue Diamond affects a Gem’s mental state.
White Diamond affects a Gem’s very gemstone.
How did I come to such a conclusion you may ask? Take a look at Centi’s gemstone before and after Steven healed her corruption.
See the difference? The black ring that surrounded the gemstone straightened out.
If you would like some more evidence, let’s assume that our very own Pearl was owned by White Diamond back in the day. Let’s not forget her skin and gemstone location match up. And before you say “But her clothes are a bunch of different colors”, a Gem can shapeshift an outfit that does not align with their gemstone’s palette, as seen with the Jaspers, Amethysts, and Carnelian working at the Zoo that all have blue uniforms, as well as nobody questioning the fact that Steven has none of Rose’s pink and white.
Look at Pearl’s gemstone:
Now look at Blue Pearl, Yellow Pearl, and Rhodonite’s Pearl gemstones.
Pretty big difference in shape, right? While it can be likely that Pearl’s gemstone was naturally deformed during her formation, and while I can’t as of yet think of how White Diamond’s power would have affected her gemstone, I do think it’s a good bit of evidence for my theory along with Centi’s gemstone.
A Gem’s gemstone is their very being. It’s responsible for their form, their mind, etc. White Diamond’s power could potentially enhance Blue and Yellow’s to the point of what we see of Corrupted Gems today. Plus, seeing as a gemstone is a Gem’s body and mind, it is understandable that affecting it would affect a Gem’s memories.
Of course, this could also raise the question of what Pink Diamond’s ability in relation to other Gems might have been, but that’s for another day…