Au where many other au Sanses replace the Steven Universe Gems
Sapphire: Sci (Scipphire)
Amethyst: Error (I know it doesn’t fit the edit I made but whatever)
Yellow diamond: Classic
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I’m going to admit right now that I never thought I would make this theory, let alone endorse it, but after a period of uncomfortable denial I’ve realized that I cannot in good conscience keep this to myself. I think one of Connie’s distant ancestors might have been a gem-human hybrid. The words taste bitter coming out of my mouth, but I wouldn’t say them without evidence
From the beginning, we were told that there has never in the history of anything and everything been another half-gem like Steven, and that his very existence is unprecedented, and yet…
Rose: Steven, we can’t both exist. I’m going to become half of you.
How the fuck did Rose know this? There’s never been a half-human hybrid before. Hell, no gem has ever given birth before! How the could she have possibly known that he wouldn’t just be a pure human, or that he would wouldn’t just have his own gem, or that she would become a part of him rather than simply being trapped in his gemstone? This has happened before, and Rose hid that from her own team!
That brings us to another issue: Fusion
Greg: Wait, you guys are Gems. You gotta help me out here, I need to be able to fuse with Rose.
Garnet: First you need a gem at the core of your being. Then you need a body that can turn into light.
One of the problems that’s bugged me the most behind the scenes is the fact that Steven was able to fuse with Connie. How Steven’s body works has been a mystery for some time. He seems to be a mix of flesh and light since he’s able to shapeshift and fuse all the same, but if Connie was human, she should just be made of meat and bones and keratin. Her being able to fuse with anyone, even Steven, should be completely impossible by the logic of the show!
And while we’re talking about things that should be impossible, let’s talk about her being able to lift Rose’s Sword
This is a weapon made for a woman twice her size with super strength, and yet Connie wields it effortlessly in battle. Wields – not bench-presses – wields, with skill and grace. I can guarantee you that you are not going to find a 12-year-old human girl out there who can fight with a greatsword in one hand. Believe me, I’ve run experiments.
And you know what? We shouldn’t even be shocked. This was foreshadowed a while ago. Listen to this:
Connie: It’s my favorite series! It’s about this girl named Lisa and she’s a witch! - I mean, she doesn’t know she’s a witch at first. Anyways she goes on this quest to find her father after he’s kidnapped by the mysterious one-eyed man.
And who does Connie dress up as in Open Book?
She dressed up as Lisa, the girl who didn’t know about her magical powers!
Okay, back to Connie. I think it’s safe to say there Connie having a distant gem relative isn’t as far-fetched as it sounded. If said ancestor was male like Steven is their quarter-human offspring probably wouldn’t have a gem, but since Steven canonically has gem DNA there would still be some left over traits.
The real question now is who? Contrary to the image above, I don’t think Connie is a descendant of Blue Diamond since she is still presumably alive. How would that even work anyway? Sexing up a 25-foot-tall woman is not something a human is capable of, no matter what JK Rowling might tell you. That said there is quite a bit of evidence that Connie’s gem ancestor was of the blue court. Both she and her mother resemble blue court gems
And the blue court itself had a definitively Indo-Persian aesthetic
There’s also the blue court’s ever-present connection with water, whereas Connie spent her very first episode trapped on the ocean floor
Plus there’s the fact that Connie is almost always seen in a blue or teal outfit
At this point, I’d hazard a guess guess that Connie’s gem ancestor was a Turquoise
If Pink Diamond is more than just a newbie dictator who Rose beat to free everyone.
Imagine if she was a loving Diamond, excited about her first colony. Belly gems are associated with love, joy, and whimsy, like Navy or Steven. She’d be excited, newly formed and wide-eyed at the world around her and at everything she sees. She’d be enthusiastic to do her best, and to be a great Diamond…like the others.
We think of the Diamonds as cold and unfeeling and mean, but YD seems enraged at the existence of Earth. What if it’s because of what she lost?
Imagine three beings that are separate from their society suddenly getting a new member. Someone who was like they were once - someone new they can mentor. Imagine it like discovering you have a new, baby sister.
Imagine YD being overwhelmed by how excited and curious she is. Answering her questions about Homeworld, and delighting in her joy at being shown how to make new Gems, or at a new tower being built by a Bismuth team.
Imagine BD being stoic and pretending to be annoyed at the constant questions, the giggling and the jokes and the optimism, but secretly loving it and the attention, and seeing this new planet in a new light because of it.
Imagine WD preparing everything back home for her new Sister, who she met and instantly adored. Imagine a new grand Palace for Pink, a new Diamond Symbol, a new set of statues for the now-four Diamond Authority.
Imagine all of them talking about how much they want to show her, and telling her stories of other worlds. Imagine her glee at this, constantly asking the Pearl WD sent her about where she’s been, or telling her newest experiment, Rose Quartz, about all she’s seen, as Rose gets irritated that she’s talking about other worlds and not the one she was born on, the one she’s on now, with all its wonders she’s about to forget…
I wonder who told them. The three Diamonds at Homeworld’s Galaxy warp, waiting for their new Pink Diamond to step out and onto the Homeworld landing, to step into their greater Galaxy.
I imagine it was Jasper, stepping from the beam instead of Pink Diamond. The others know immediately from her face, as she walks, faltering, but still showing the discipline and deference ingrained in her. She utters “My Diamonds….” with a cracking voice. BD whispers “No….” YD is silent. WD is gone.
WD never orders the destruction of the new palace, though the statues and gone, the symbol left as it was, three. She hasn’t been seen in millennia. She refuses to take any new Pearls.
BD sometimes looks around, wondering why it’s so quiet. Why there are no questions. Before she remembers.
YD buries herself in her work, ignoring exhaustion and barking orders. She keeps a tab open to Earth, now a failed, abandoned colony, and the Cluster project germinating within. She’s planned the date and the perfect distance to park her ship for when it erupts, pending a certain Peridot. She wants to see it emerge in its glory, tearing free of that rock.
She’s waiting to whisper something she’s wanted to say for 5000 years.