In the castle, most people wake up for breakfast
around 7 in the morning. However, unless they all wanted to eat the food goo
again, which had quickly become their least favourite non-toxic food in the
universe, it meant you could find Hunk in the kitchens cooking up something new
for them to eat a little earlier.
A short guide to the survivors, and how to quickly identify them.
Balls Out, 44-32817, Lewis Air Legends
Red cowling, red cockpit frame, red bars on wingtips, horizontal stabilizers and fin; aircraft code G9-L. This aircraft served in the Venezuelan Air Force from 1949, and eventually returned to the US in 1995. She is based out of San Antonio, Texas.
44-90368, Lone Star Flight Museum
Orange fin and rear fuselage, invasion stripes on underside of rear fuselage and inner wings, distinctive orange/yellow/blue nose art, aircraft code IA-N; this paint scheme was worn by an identical aircraft of the 358th Fighter Group. This aircraft was sold to the Venezuelan Air Force after WWII and returned in the 1990s for restoration. She is based out of Galveston, Texas.
44-90438, Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Red cowling ring, olive drab top fuselage, yellow bands on outer wing panels and fin, aircraft code 44; she wears the paint scheme of an identical aircraft of the 57th Fighter Group. This aircraft was sold to the Yugoslav Air Force after the end of the war and returned to the US in 1986 for restoration. She is based out of Sevierville, Tennessee, with her squadron mate
Hun Hunter XVI,
44-90460, Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Red cowling ring, olive drab top fuselage, yellow bands on the outer wings and fin, aircraft code 40; she wears the paint scheme of an identical aircraft of the 57th Fighter Group. This aircraft was sold to Brazil in the 1950s and returned to the US in 1988 for restoration. She is based out of Sevierville, Tennessee.
Mottled grey-green fuselage and wings, invasion stripes on the lower rear fuselage and wings, red cowling ring, aircraft code LM-S; she wears the paint scheme of an identical aircraft of the 56th Fighter Group. This aircraft was sold to the Peruvian Air Force and returned in to the US 1969. She is based out of Madras, Oregon.
No Guts, No Glory,
45-49192, Claire Aviation Inc
Black-and-white checkerboard cowling, invasion stripes on the upper and lower wings and rear fuselage, black band on fin, aircraft code XM-X; she wears the colors of an identical aircraft of the 82nd Fighter Squadron. This aircraft was sold to Peru and returned to the US in 1969 for restoration. She is based out of Wilmington, Delaware.
Squirt VIII, 45-49205, Palm Springs Air Museum
Dark green fuselage, white cowling ring, white band on fin, invasion stripes on the lower wings and rear fuselage, aircraft code 2Z-P. This aircraft was sold to the Peruvian Air Force and returned to the US in 1969 for restoration. She is based out of Palm Springs, California.
45-49346, Yanks Air Museum
Unpainted except for national insignia and tail number, the Yanks Air Museum P-47D is one of few unpainted airworthy survivors. She is based out of Chino, California, along with
42-27385, Yanks Air Museum
Unpainted except for national insignia and tail number, she is a rare prototype YP-47M. The aircraft is based out of Chino, California.
45-49385, Westpac Restorations
Black-and-white checkerboard cowling, black band on fin, invasion stripes on lower wings and fuselage, aircraft codes WZ-A (port) and B-WZ (starboard). The aircraft was sold to the Peruvian Air Force and returned to the US in 1969 for restoration. She is based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Blue cowling ring, blue cockpit frame, blue bands on horizontal stabilizers and fin, aircraft code 2Z-T; she wears the paint scheme of an identical aircraft of the 510th Fighter Squadron. This aircraft was assigned to the ANG in 1948, removed from service soon after, and later restored. She is based out of Everett, Washington.
42-25068, Comanche Warbirds Inc.
Razorback variant. Dark green fuselage, black-and-white checkerboard cowling, invasion stripes on upper and lower wings and rear fuselage, white bands on horizontal stabilizers and fin, aircraft code WZ-D. This aircraft entered civilian hands immediately following the end of WWII and has remained airworthy since. She is operated out of Houston, Texas.
Spirit of Atlantic City, NJ,
42-25254, Planes of Fame Air Museum
Razorback variant. Dark green fuselage, white cowling ring, white bands on horizontal stabilizers and fin, invasion stripes on rear fuselage and wings (may or may not be present), aircraft code UN-M. This aircraft has been in civilian hands since 1944. She is based out of Chino, California.
Lil Meatie’s Meat Chopper,
44-89136, Commemorative Air Force
Unfortunately the only picture of this plane I can find is disassembled in a hangar after a 2002 crash, so I don’t know if it still is airworthy or not. Any information regarding this aircraft would be most welcome.
Several other Thunderbolts are under restoration to airworthiness, including the wreckage of Jackie’s Revenge which was lost in May 2016 with her pilot.
So by now a lot of people have noted that gem locations and gem personalities are linked. Below I’ve compiled a list of how a gem’s personality is linked to their gem placement. This may lead us to predict traits of certain gems before we get to know them.
Forehead(Pearl and Peridot): Forehead gems seem to more intellectually-oriented and both Pearl and Peridot show symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome
Eye(Eyeball/Rubeye, various monsters): The one eyepatch gem we’ve seen was grim and mysterious. Both are classical personality traits of “the grizzled veteran”
Nose (Jasper): The only nose gem we’ve seen, Jasper, is both literally and figuratively “Hard Nosed”
Collar (Yellow and Blue Pearl): The collar, in the sense of a dog collar, symbolizes a lack of self-possession or ownership. The two gems with collar gems we’ve seen are both pearls, a slave caste who both appear loyal to and fearful of their masters.
Chest(Amethyst, Yellow and Blue Diamond, Doc, Bismuth ): Chest gems are emotional and quickly angered, with their gem located right over their heart.
Navel(Rose, Steven, Navy): Navel gems tend to be significantly more sensitive and feminine than normal. Understandable given that the navel, the scar left behind by the umbilical cord, is symbolic of a maternal connection and feminine influence
Back(Lapis Lazuli): The one back gem we’ve seen, Lapis Lazuli is unable to leave the past behind her and it always looking back at what she’s left behind
Left Bicep (Army): A sign of brute strength. Army was noticeably more quiet and muscular befitting the strong, silent type.
Palm of Right Hand (Sapphire): The palm is symbolic of love (holding hands) as well as taking matters into one’s own hands, and the right is associated with strength and influence (regarding her title) “doing the right thing” as sapphire did when she gave up her title for the gem who protected her
Palm Of The Left Hand(Ruby): The Left on the other hand is associated with counterculture and subversive behavior, such as Ruby breaking the taboo of mixed-gem fusion
Back of Left Thigh(Leggy/Nuby): The one gem we met with a leg gem was overly cautious and easily frightened. The gem placement may symbolize a desire to turn tail and run away
EDIT: I should probably mention something else:
Gem location symbolism does’t apply to most fusions, but the few it does apply to all have a singular trait in common: They lost themselves in the fusion
Both Hands: Garnet takes matters into her own hands and lets her fists do the talking
Both Hands and Chest: Sugilite is combines strength with emotion to get wanton violence
Back and Nose: Loss and wrath combine in Malachite to create a creature consumed by a desire for revenge against Steven
Okay, wow, that’s a big info dump, but what exactly do we do with this information?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; Speculate about children’s cartoons