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Gem Placement – Roles

Looking at the Gems we’ve seen thus far, there are possible correlations between the location of the gem on their bodies, and their roles in Gem society.

Forehead: Thought, Logic, Intelligence. Thinker.

Nose: Scent, Tracking, Animalistic. Hunter.

Chest: Heart, Emotions, Life. Possibly just standard non-worker Gems?

Back: Manual Labour, Burden, Pressure. Worker.

Fists: Violence, Strength, Power. Warrior.

(While Ruby has physical strength and decisiveness, she lacks Sapphire’s quick-thinking and physical speed. Perhaps as they were unable to fulfil their role separately, it’s part of the reason they’re so comfortable and stable while fused)

Stomach: Womb, Center, Balance. Mother.

my theory here is that the hologram ended so suddenly because Rose Quartz didn’t change how they held hands like that
‘logic’ is a large part of Pearl’s being, so it would make sense for her power to short out if she tried to change the truthful memory even due to emotion.

i also think the reason Rose Quartz looks so sad here is because she knows Pearl loves her and would follow her to the ends of the earth, and she feels like she’s abusing that devotion.
it would make sense for pearl to even confuse Rose Quartz’s genuine love for everything as romantic attraction, and im not saying they weren’t very close, hence “My Pearl”, but im still convinced for now that Rose’s love was platonic, while Pearl’s was unrequitedly Romantic.
to be honest, if Pearl knew it was unrequited, even deep down, it would explain so much of her jealousy and anger towards anything that seemed closer to Rose.
Garnet seems to be the only Gem so far who wasn’t in some way jealous of Greg.

Finn the Stormtrooper, who has spent all the time he can remember around other brainwashed, essentially emotionless soldiers.
Finn the Traitor is now hospitalised, stuck in bed with people all around him. I can imagine Poe coming to visit him, talking to him, keeping him company but he’s not the only one. Eventually he starts getting curious, asking the medic things like “I catch Poe watching me and smiling a lot, is that weird?” or “Why does Poe always scoot his chair closer to my bed when he comes by? No one else does”
eventually, he learns what all the little signs mean and he figures it out and he knows.
because then we can have this Trilogy’s version of “I love you”, “I know” and it’ll be gay and beautiful

so, many of us interpreted from this that Rose, and probably the other gems too, saw humans as childlike because they were an inferior species, which led to Rose not really respecting Greg as a person
however, consider:

Rose comes from a society where gems are created for specific roles; Pearls are flaunted around as status symbols, as objects.
if she’s used to being surrounded by mail-order people created for one specific purpose, it’s not unlikely she doesn’t really consider that Greg actually exists for much more than just playing music and having fun with

in defence of lapis lazuli

when amethyst’s gem was cracked:

when lapis’ gem was cracked to this considerably larger extent:

(holy shit it’s literally in three pieces)

so it’s understandable that she’d have a bit of emotional instability, since her physical form and powers seem pretty intact. and, she’s angry mainly against the people who left her trapped in an object and treated her like one too.
like i’m not saying her attacking steven and connie was right, but you can understand why.
also there’s absolutely no confirmation she actually knew that humans had to breathe. the spinning ball of watery death, yeah. the drowning might’ve just been to hold them there like with garnet and the giant water arm.