One thing I think about with these two are how Lusamine potentially raised the two of them.
It is sad to say that I think everyone can relate to feelings of your parents manipulating your own choices in life to match their own will…
One thing that gets to me is how Lusamine herself treated UB01 and Type:Null. It is possible she could have easily projected this on her children, prompting Gladion running away years earlier.
UB01 - Powerful by sheer existence. The ultimate beauty. It has no will of its own, so its own will is reflected from its host.
Type:Null - An experiment created to fight the ultra beast. Keeps its helmet on until it fully trust someone.
So my idea would be along the lines of Lillie facing worse emotional trauma because Lusamine would be trying to zap her of her own will. Gladion left the foundation woth torn clothes from Null, so it might be safe to say he had more physical neglect tossed at him, even if he wasn’t meant to fight the ultra beast.
If this is the case, it is easy to understand why Gladion left so early.
“Nat, you should of seen her! She flew down and kicked that akuma into the Seine like it was nothing! I’ll link you the video I snagged for reference.”
Saw some character hate on my dash based on shipping earlier and noped right into photoshop to draw some of my faves. Sketchy as all hell and not sure if I’ll ever clean it up completely, but it felt good to vent draw after being unable to for so long. Aaah, I love Alya. I love
Nathanaël. I love Marinette. And damn if it doesn’t feel good to multiship.
has started his own Ladybug comic and goes to Alya for her expertise and her seal of approval as the #1 authority on all things Ladybug. Once it’s ready, he hopes to put it up as a webcomic and Alya’s already planned the spot she’s going to advertise it on the Ladyblog.
Alright sit your butts down, ladies, gentlemen, and all other configurations of being. I’m about to tell you why this latest episode of Steven Universe turned Pearl from probably my least favorite character in the show to one of my favorite characters of anything.
So now that we know that Pearls are mass produced on Homeworld, we know that Pearls are also seen as nothing more than servants. And this fact has made me go from hating Pearl to loving her,
We don’t know how long Pearl was on homeworld, I assume a few thousand years. And she was in this demographic that was seen as inferior. And you know how that happens in the real world. She was looked down on. She wasn’t allowed to excel at anything. She was nothing more than a tool and if she DARES to be anything more than that, she’s a defective threat. This was her LIFE.
And then she comes to earth, and serves under Rose Quartz. A woman who lets her be more than “just a pearl”. She learns sword fighting. She learns spear fighting. She learns all these things and does all these things that she previously wasn’t allowed to back on homeworld. And for once, she actually feels like she’s worth something. Like she’s proving to all those people who called her “just a pearl” that she’s MORE than a pearl.
And then it all goes to her head.
She wins the war. She’s proven herself. And now she’s so high on self esteem, something she usually doesn’t have, that she becomes the very person who looked down on her.
She becomes the person who look down on others.
“You’re a human. You’re a novelty. At best.”
“Humans just lead insignificant lives until their ultimate demise.”
She’s so used to being looked down on that she absolutely MUST be on top. And thats why she learns so many things and does everything she can to better herself. So she can continue being “more than a pearl.”
And whenever she’s proven wrong, whenever she’s beaten, or threatened, thats when her defenses kick in. That feeling of being “just a pearl” starts flowing, and she’s so desperate to be “more than a pearl” that she gets mean. Rude. Condescending.
Thats why she hated Greg so much at first. He was taking the one person who believed in her and hogging her all to himself. He was being more to Rose than Pearl was. And she was feeling like “just a pearl” again. So she does whatever she can to fix that.
She instead comes off as an egotistical bitch.
Then Steven happens. He’s sure of something. He just KNOWS he saw something in the warps. But Pearl knows better. He was seeing things. And than he suddenly says those magic words.
Whats this?! Pearl thinks. This LITTLE BOY think he knows more than ME?! This is UNNACCEPTABLE.
And she does it again. She refuses to be looked down upon so much that she starts looking down on others herself, and she ABSOLUTELY needs to be right. She desperately tries to prove to Steven that she is “more than a pearl”.
Again. She come off as an egotistical bitch.
Then. Sardonyx. She finally fuses Sardonyx. And thats the breaking point for Pearl. Pearl may have done everything she can to prove she’s “more than a pearl”, but while fusing Sardonyx, she feels something else.
She feel POWERFUL.
She has POWER.
She has a thing that NO OTHER PEARL HAS.
And she gets SO addicted to that power that made her feel superior to ANYTHING, that she wants more. She wants to feel that again. She doesn’t want to feel like “just a pearl” ever again. And she thinks Sardonyx can do that.
And then. She’s caught. Garnet is mad. The one person she doesn’t look down to is outright pissed. And Pearl KNOWS it’s because she FUCKED UP. And now she feel like “just a pearl” more than she has in thousands of years. And when she finally admits it, that she’s “just a pearl”, Garnet shuts her down. Shows her that she’s more than that. She’s her own person.
Now we have the best part.
Peridot comes in and outright says it.
You’re “just a pearl”
And this sets her off. She’s on the defensive again, and now she’s determined to prove herself again.
But this time it’s different.
I’m not “More than a pearl”
I’m not “just a pearl”
I am A PEARL.
SO LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT A PEARL CAN DO.
…but she lost the fight. Peridot gets her way, proved to the others that she’s “just a pearl”
And best of all, it doesn’t matter. Steven and the other still came to HER, thinking no less of her.
And now I think she’s realized that it just doesn’t matter.
Why does the girl who can’t sing very well put singing videos on the internet? Because someone anonymously asked her too; that’s why!
(If you don’t hate me you should totally follow me for more shitty content like this and nothing at all like this because I don’t have an aesthetic or brand or whatever that I stick to! )
Oh, how I miss your laughter, it made flowers grow in the saddest parts of me. How I miss your smiles, they could light up a whole town. Even just having your presence, gave me such comfort that I myself cannot begin to explain.
When I was a baby, my mom fell while holding me. She was pregnant with my brother at the time, and tried her best to protect her stomach. This led to me breaking my baby leg, but the cast literally slipped right off.
I generally hate tomatoes, but love products made from them. Spaghetti sauce, ketchup, salsa. Big thick slice of tomato in my burger? get it out!
I know how to drive a car with a standard/manual transmission.
I think black licorice, and black jelly beans are disgusting.
I was mere minutes away from getting jumped into a gang.
let’s all just take a minute to appreciate that Ryan gave up a scholarship to give full commitment to Panic! At The Disco as well as being the one who reached out to Pete and inevitably got them signed