Steven Universe: Off Colors
May 29, 2017 6:23 PM - Season 5, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Steven and Lars meet a group of Gem outcasts.
posted by Small Dollar (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Endless squeeing for new gems.

"Salt is a rock!"

Creepy robonoids.

posted by emjaybee at 7:22 PM on May 29, 2017 [4 favorites]

This made me cry out loud. LARS. NO LARS NOOOOO
posted by divabat at 7:34 PM on May 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Those gems are fun! I figured Steven would encounter friendly gems on Homeworld, but I figured they'd be a splinter group of Crystal Gems.

I liked Polyamorous Fusion Fluorite, as well as poor Padparadscha, who doubtlessly got a poor reception when her power proved lacking, but is a welcome source of comic relief. "Predicting what just happened" could be a pretty useful power, if you could use it to predict what's happening somewhere else. I wonder if they're Era 1 gems or not. I imagine they, Fluorite especially, would be pretty formidable
If they fought, but they've had eons of experience running and hiding because who can stand against the full might of Homeworld? None of them are soldier gems anyway, so fighting probably never even occurred to them.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:27 PM on May 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

More rogue fusions on Homeworld! There are some smug fans right now I'm sure. (Not myself, been 50/50 on that prediction.) Also, Homeworld! We finally see it after all this time. I'm wondering about the giant White Diamond-esque silhouette. Maybe next episode...?
posted by traveler_ at 8:48 PM on May 29, 2017

P.S. It's always fun to do a Google image search after a new gem is introduced on this show. So far, just the actual gems. If history is any guide, that will change soon.
posted by traveler_ at 8:52 PM on May 29, 2017 [4 favorites]

Something else I realized: I'm pretty sure Rhodonite is part Pearl, based on the frilly shoulders, smooth gem, and Sardonyx-like waist arms.

She said her Morganite replaced her. So maybe Morganite's pearl was having a dalliance with another gem, or someone under a Morganite was doing something untoward with their own Pearl.

Here's hoping Rhodonite meets Pearl. I'd like to see the CGs travel to meet the odd-colors and figure out a way to take advantage of the diamonds thinking Steven is still on homeworld and the new secret path between homeworld and earth.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:25 PM on May 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yay new gems! I love that Padparadscha is so sincere, like a Slowpoke.

I wonder if we'll find out about the gems that make up Florite.
posted by numaner at 10:47 PM on May 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

I loved the Henson-esque character design for florite. Even that connection added an extra layer to her character.
posted by dinty_moore at 4:40 AM on May 31, 2017 [3 favorites]

is there any translation of the symbology / gem language? I seem to remember that someone had transliterated things from Gem Drill. There's a bunch of script in this episode and Lion 4, also Bismuth, that would be interesting to translate
posted by eustatic at 6:39 PM on May 31, 2017

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