bismuth is just. the most hilarious character to me insofar as like, author intent vs end product
like u look at those bismuth concept sheets n its like “woahAHoH shes NOT P.C. !!!! a RADICAL EXTREMIST gem…… rude and crass to her friends……. doesnt CARE who gets in her way, only cares about THE REVOLUTION”
and then u actually go and watch the one (1) episode shes in and like… shes really none of these things at all. like shes very Familiar with the gems and maybe messes w/ them a little bit but like… shes extremely friendly and happy to see them and they have a good time talking.
she cares deeply for steven even knowing that hes the son of rose ? and tries to help him see himself as a Complete Person tht doesnt have to live under his mother’s shadow - she only attacks steven after she mistakenly believes him to be rose in disguise to trick her
everything she says about the revolution is all in the context of freeing enslaved and oppressed gems, there’s no like “we gotta KILL EM ALL steven, we gotta just MURDER literally EVERYONE on homeworld”
like seemingly the show’s message wrt the rebellion is “protracted wars of attrition with massive causalities on both sides is preferable to swift assassination of a few key leadership individuals”, or possibly even “really, the rebellion was unnecessary, the diamonds weren’t all That Bad”
like idk its just. hilarious to me because they intended to write her as being Completely Unreasonable and as someone the audience should immediately be suspicious and untrusting of but like, it just fails on every level and instead they created a totally beloved character that anyone with taste will tell u is in their top faves. like good villain writing bethesda sugar u did it