The Crystal Gems are secluded on Earth, stranded. By choice.
This changes everything. They might not be enemies of just the triangle Gems, but ALL Gems. Or at least a great number of their kin. Earth was left alone for thousands of years, but now off-world Gems have an interest in Earth. For some reason.
Well, now I have approximately 11,473 questions bouncing around in my head so… Yay?
Also, Garnet actually pulled the “increased gauntlet size” maneuver from Steven’s story in Garnet’s Universe, and that makes me happy.
As a prototype and technology demonstrator, she showed the gigantic potencial the superb Su-27 airframe enjoys, which has been exploited time and again ever since her inception, giving us some of the deadliest fighter aircraft the world has ever seen, quite the feat, considering that deep down she’s still late 70′s technology.