White Diamond: Not a fusion, not poofed, not shattered, and definitely real - An Analysis
Let’s begin at the beginning: The Era-2 Diamond Authority Symbol:
It shows the symbols of Blue, Yellow, and White, all three of them triangles of equal size and distance. Turn the triangle on any three sides and it looks the same, but with a different Diamond on top.
Now let’s see the Era 1 logo:
Pretty much the same deal as before. Four Diamonds, equal size, distance, etc. What this tell us is that whoever White Diamond is, she definitely existed both before AND after the war, which puts a big fat strike in the boxes of “fusion,” “poofed,” and “shattered,” since why keep someone who isn’t around anymore in the logo if they did the same with Pink?
Now let’s take a look at our next glimpse of White, the murals:
First off, if we count the planets around each Diamond (presumably their colonies as of Era 1), we get:
- 14 White, plus the orb in her hands
- 7 Yellow (across TWO star systems)
- 8 Blue
- 1 Pink
Even considering the orb to be Homeworld, White comes up either short by one, or, if we consider some of the out-of-place moons to be dwarf planets, overshooting the mark. And speaking of moons, the most generous estimates tell us that:
- 3 of White’s have three moons, 4 have two moons, 3 have one, and the rest have none.
- 1 of Yellow’s has three, 1 has two, only two have 1, and the rest have none.
- NONE of Blue’s have moons.
- And Pink’s 1 planet, the Earth, has only one.
So, add that to the “not a fusion” category.
Next, let’s take a good, LONG look at White’s mural in particular:
SHE HAS A BLOODY GEM ON HER FOREHEAD.
Now, just to add the final blow to the fusion theory, let’s remember that literally (and I AM using that word correctly) every fusion on the show has maintained the same gem placement as their components, and none of the gems in said fusions have been hidden in any way. And let’s also remember that Blue and Yellow have a very visible gem on their chests, and Pink has hers on her navel. SO… If White’s a fusion, then where are those gems that are quite clearly NOT visible where they should be?
Conclusion: WHITE DIAMOND IS NOT A FUSION.
To address the poofing theory, let’s look at the prime candidate for where her gem has been alleged to have been seen, namely, the Pyramid Gem:
From afar, it looks perfect. Same shape and color for one thing, which is more than can be said for the old Lighthouse Gem = Blue Diamond theory. HOWEVER, here’s the size in comparison to Steven:
Compare that with the size of Blue’s in comparison to Greg:
Compensating for distance, IT’S ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS HE IS. And it’s definitely not an outlier, since Yellow’s is about the same size:
Unless White is TINY, there’s no way that the Gem from the Pyramid Temple is the same as the one we see on White’s forehead in her mural.
Conclusion: WHITE DIAMOND IS NOT THE PYRAMID GEM.
(And while we’re here, let’s also put to rest that THIS (the one circled):
is NOT Pink Diamond, since the shape is hexagonal, not rhomboid as it is in her mural and like the other Diamonds.)
Which brings us to our last piece of evidence, the giant white thing on Homeworld that resembles White’s silhouette:
All we know so far is that, according to the Make a Wish kid who met Rebecca Sugar, it’s “not a statue,” which gives us the three major possibilities:
- It’s a ship (contributing to the Diamond Ship = Megazord theory)
- It’s a building, like Diamond HQ or something
- It’s White Diamond herself (which makes her HUGE, which would be odd considering how her mural and symbols are all the same size as the other Diamonds)
I can’t prove or disprove any of these as this point, but what I was able to prove is that she DOES, in fact, exist, and IS separate from the other Diamonds. That leaves only one more question:
Where the heck was she during The Trial?
Well, this ties into the previous theories rather well. Many people cite Blue and Yellow’s love for Pink and closeness between each other as reasons for why, if she did exist, White would have most certainly shown up, arguing that the Diamonds feel some sort of sisterly bond between each other. Also, people have found it odd that neither Diamond at the trial mentions her absence, not even so much as a disappointed look at the White section of the courtroom. And that is a valid question: Why wasn’t White at the trial of Rose Quartz, shatterer of her fellow Diamond?
“She doesn’t exist” shouldn’t be the first answer to come to your mind.
So far, we know that Blue and Pink were “close,” and that Yellow and Blue both “loved her,” AND that Yellow and Blue appear to have some semblance of a close relationship. We also know that Blue and Yellow both have a significant interest in the Earth and what happens to it and Rose Quartz.
What we do not know is whether or not White was as close to Pink Diamond as Blue and Yellow were. Maybe she wasn’t able to see her often, maybe she could never develop a close relationship with her, maybe she was just so busy running her 14 planets (the most out of all the Diamonds) that when Pink died, she never really knew her that well, and wasn’t hit as hard by her shattering and therefore doesn’t hold as much disdain for the Earth as the others do. Or maybe White shattered her and (correctly) assumed that going to the trial would lead to her being implicated like what happened to Yellow.
Why didn’t Blue and Yellow remark upon her absence? Well they arrived together from who-knows-where, so if they met up before entering the courtroom, and if they knew White wouldn’t be coming, they would have talked about it there.
In the end, White Diamond is most certainly NOT a fusion, she is most likely not shattered, and she is probably not poofed. She is definitely not the Pyramid Gem, and had every reason not to show up to the trial or even get involved in the story thus far.
She exists, is in power, and is a separate entity from the other Diamonds.