SU has always shown us we can get along no matter how different we are, but that was taken to a whole new level with “Off colors” and “Lars’ head”. We knew that on Homeworld gems didn’t have enough freedom and it turns out the “defective” ones have it much worse.
They are forced to live completely isolated at Homeworlds’ long forgotten kindergartens. They are even chased by robonoids just for coming out different. Kicked away by society, because of something they’re not guilty for, without being given a chance to fit in.
This is a heartbreaking, but realistic representation of how disabled people are treated even nowadays.
For example Padparadscha (Sapphire) sees things that have already happened instead of the future - mentally handicapped
Rhondite was mainly betrayed because she’s a fusion, but by her actions you see she has developed a high level of stress.
Fluorite’s just like a polyamorous relationship.
The Rutile twins - conjoined twins
“We survived, because all the other Rutiles ran away when we emerged…”
“We survived because they were afraid of us.”
Rhondite: You’re off color. Just like the rest of us.
Steven: What do you mean “off color”?
Rutile: You know, wrong… not right.
Steven: I don’t see anything wrong with you guys.
They all accept each other and have become a wonderful family.
That’s what makes SU wonderful and many need to see a show like this.