Look at the warping sparkles while King Regis is still alive in Kingsglaive. It is very bright, multi colored and almost like cut glass. It even ‘smokes’ the user after they land, like the poor Glaive that was seen throwing up early in the movie.
Where as after King Regis dies and Nyx is anointed with the power of the Lucii, his warp sparkles are a softer, more diffused looking blue. It looks very different. You might interpret that as another kind of warping because it originates directly from a purer more original form of Lucii magic.
It’s interesting to note that while Noctis’s warping in the FFXV game is the Lucii softer blue, in the above Omen it is clearly the original multi colored shards that Nyx had. Seeing as to how the passionate people who worked on Kingsglaive also made the trailer, surely it has to mean something?
I might be completely wrong but it sure is fun to speculate!
Alright. Let’s talk a bit about Steven’s healing powers… Namely, how every time Steven effectively uses his healing powers, there is a sparkle effect. We can see this when he heals Greg’s leg:
With Connie’s eyes shortly after she drinks the punch, and just before her eyes heal:
And again with Lapis’s gem:
Admittedly this is harder to tell, because of the background stars. But if you look back on the episode, you can tell the sparkle effect is there.
Even when Steven isn’t doing the healing, we can see sparkles:
Yet when Steven fails, no sparkles are present.
Granted, this may be because Steven isn’t in the right mental mood to heal. But what it does mean is this: Sparkles mean power is present.
This also means that Steven may be able to heal inanimate objects, despite the only two things he’s tried to heal since losing his powers have been inanimate. If he truly couldn’t heal them, then shouldn’t we still see the sparkles? Afterall, Peridot does make the connection that if Steven could heal Lazuli’s gem, then he could heal the Warp.
Regardless, let’s take a look at another “magical” fixer-upper in House Guest: the Duct Tape.
Notice how it sparkles? And how it fixes the Geode?
Pearl even comments in Warp Tour that “…the Geode is holding nicely.”
Duct tape is strong, but… not that strong.
I conclude that the Duct Tape…
HAS HEALING POWERS!
This means Steven can transfer his healing powers to other things, possibly similar to how Garnet can briefly grant people Future Vision.
Furthermore, the duct tape fixes an inanimate object. If the duct tape really has been granted some magical powers, that leads me to conclude again that Steven’s powers can heal inanimate objects, or at the very least gem-based objects. If they couldn’t, then the duct tape should not have been able to withhold the Geode.
Overall, I think that Steven’s healing powers, like any of his other powers, are based on emotion and desire to protect. With Connie and his Dad, both are people he cares deeply about. Steven may not had the intent to heal Connie’s eyesight, but definitely felt close to her when the healing happened.
And with Lapis, Steven genuinely wanted to heal Lapis for the sake of healing her. Yet, with the Geode, Steven felt to connection other than, “Oh look a magical gem object that we need to solve.” And with the Homeworld Warp, Steven had no innate connection to heal for Peridot, the only thing driving him to try was out of fear of being blasted by Peridot.
Steven hasn’t felt emotion that would lead him to heal since House Guest, and so we likely won’t see it until the gems are in some deep trouble…
Who knows? Maybe they’ll just use the magical duct tape instead. At this point, it wouldn’t be impossible. I know this sounds absurd but… the Crewniverse is smart. They’re pretty consistent with their continuity, and don’t often do things for no reason. And if they did do it for no reason…
Then I guess that’s just some high quality duct tape.
Think about Sulu and Bones bonding over how hard it is to be space dads while everyone's hanging out on Yorktown during the rebuild.
Leonard looks at the picture that Sulu hands him, a recent one of his daughter pressed against the Yorktown observatory window, hair in pigtails as she giggles at sparkling warp trails, and he tries not to let it show when his chest tightens and crumples into one aching ball.
“How old is she now?” He watches Sulu tuck the picture carefully back into his shirt pocket, right over his heart.
“Six. Getting bigger by the day, I swear.”
“Six. Jesus.” He remembers when Joanna was six, all crooked smiles and incessant, ‘Why?’s. “Time flies.” She’ll be older now, probably getting into all sorts of trouble, if she’s anything like he was as a kid. He hopes she’s eating okay. That she got her last birthday present he shipped last week. He wonders if she thinks about him half as much as he misses her.
“I’ll raise a glass to that,” Sulu says, and he tips his glass delicately against Leonard’s own. “To time.” There’s something wistful in the way he says it, like he’s realizing all over again that he’ll be leaving again and again, always saying goodbyes, and Leonard bumps their shoulders together as he lifts his glass.