“I guess it’ll take more than a kiss to heal damage from the Diamonds.”
Okay HOLY SHIT???
The Diamonds are directly responsible for corrupting the Crystal Gems.
This is HUGE.
I can see a picture forming in my head. Back in Same Old World, we witnessed a mass recall ordered from Homeworld. Gems rushed off-planet, then a huge blinding flash erupted from the sky. Using the information I know, I now have reason to suspect that said flash was the cause of Gem Corruption.
Why else would there be a mass recall order? The Diamonds were preparing to nuke Earth from space with their twisted magic. They wouldn’t want their faithful on the ground when the blast hit.
So… Rose, Garnet, and Pearl survived thanks to Rose’s shield. Amethyst was still in the ground. Lapis was in a mirror. Everyone else… are stuck in a shape-shift form.