Navy is Amazing
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.