and i thought their gem looked very familiar and after a little thought i realised
she appears to have a gem just like a zircon but there’s a little M shaped bit missing on the corrupted gem which got me thinking.
i always thought that corruption was like some sort of disease that spread from gem to gem but wouldn’t that mean the crystal gems would already be infected? Looking at this it could be something entirely different.
a corrupted gem could be a chipped gem, the gem isn’t fully itself anymore but it’s not broken enough to loose its form. this could also explain why there are so many corrupted gems running around instead of hiding and why they can’t be healed, they need to find their missing piece.
I also had a little look at this video and found some other corrupted gems missing some pieces.
when i first watched jasper become corrupted (the only gem onscreen to be corrupted so far) i thought it was because she had fused with another corrupted gem but i watched the episode again and she’s flung into the air before falling and being crushed by the gem she’d just unfused with
and she lands right onto her gem
just moments later she starts showing signs of corruption.
if it was a disease that spread this quickly and efficiently every gem that visited earth would be corrupted and Jasper would have begun her corruption whilst still in the air but she didn’t