Okay, so the newest episode of Steven Universe made me re-evaluate Navy’s character a LOT, particularly her behaviour in Hit the Diamond. Originally I thought she was just flighty and oblivious, but like…
I think it was an act here, too. I think she knew DAMN well our Ruby didn’t belong with the rest of them and something was up, but she smugly pretended otherwise because…Idk, she thought they’d gain more information by playing along? Or maybe she’s a true Agent of Chaos and she just wanted to see how things would play out?
I’m not sure, and I’ll def rewatch that other Rubies episode to see how I feel about that, but man I just don’t buy this lady at all anymore. “What a turn of events!” no longer sounds like like anything other than SARCASM to me.
What do y'all think?
Holy cow, Navy is smart. Like, really smart. She’s not only
the smartest Ruby we’ve seen so far, she’s one of the smartest gems we’ve met
period. In “Room for Ruby” she displayed an impressively high level of cunning, emotional control,
and tactical thinking:
She falls out of the sky,
Comes face to face with the jerks who threw her and her
friends into space,
Quickly realizes she’ll never be able to outfight them,
And right then and there she improvises a plan to get her enemies
to let their guard down so she can steal her ship back and save her squad.
And it works!
In one episode she managed to accomplish something both
Peridot and Jasper failed to do in two seasons: She escaped from Earth.
I gotta say, I’m really rooting for her and I want to see her again. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a character who’s successfully proactive, and after all of the times the Crystal Gems messed with the Rubies it’s hard not to see this as justified.
She saved herself, and now she’s going to save her friends.
She’s the hero Homeworld needs, not the hero they deserve.