Best Steven Universe Characters
Who couldn't fall for the endearing, hilarious, and oddly relatable former villain? Please, she is too charming of a character to not love.
Peridot is great because of all her quirks; relatable ones, too, since admit it or not, most of us fans are insecure and awkward with next to none physical capabilities who hides behind some kind of blanket. We can be rude, we can be inconsiderate, we can be completely heartless and moronic. With most characters, them apologizing and making up for their mistakes are brushed over or skipped. This has been always a big annoyance for me. But Peridot on the other hand, is explored thoroughly. Almost everything she gone through it relatable. And we can't say that she's without flaw; she had tons. And the best thing is that she tells us that no, it's not okay, and yes, you have to make up for it, and no, you can't expect it to just blow over and more importantly, yes, you will still be loved. As was proven by her placed in the top of the poll!
I love Peridot because of her personality and comic relief style humor, which is amazing. However, what puts her over the top for me is that we get to see her character progression. From fed up technician, to recurring goofy villain, to angry little slice of pie, to reluctant ally, to eventual friend and member of the crystal gems. I just love seeing her character progress overtime as she becomes more and more redeemed. Seeing her genuinely care about Lapis and trying to patch things up shows her progression and how she really is changing for the better. Plus she called yellow diamond a clod in one of my favorite moments of the series.
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One of my favorite animated characters.. She's so PERFECTLY flawed! Her arc, her personality, her beauty, it's so very alluring. I simp all the way.
I relate so much to her, she is very realistic with lots of flaws and throughout the entire show I just want to give her a hug. She also brings a lot of the comedy to the show by constantly arguing with Amethyst and just overall she's amazing. I love how she's a parent figure to Steven but at the same time she almost dislikes Steven for taking Rose away from her. I understand people not liking Pearl from the first two or so episodes but I loved her from the moment she was introduced. She is a very interesting character to follow.
Why are there so many votes for peridot? An excuse lots of people have is her character development and she's "cute". Peridot is overrated, she's annoying she so much people love her. She was a complete racist jerk to pearl, and she has all the love. Come on you people are unbelievable.
Tell me guess pearl was your favourite and then you changed to a little racist dorito haired shaped freak?! Where's the loyalty to the best character on the show!
Pearl is so kind-hearted and motherly. She's basically one of the best characters in the show because of her personality. Or how I like to call it 'A rare gem'.
Lapis is an underrated character. I get why people are pissed at her for the things that she's done, and her trauma is not an excuse for it, but some people refuse to see her side of the story and that the other gems have done bad stuff too. Yes, she was abusive towards Jasper, but it's clear that she feels bad about it. She did fuse with Jasper for revenge, and so that she could protect the Crystal Gems from her. Lapis is an emo legend, too. I love her, and she's actually really relatable, coming from a girl who's similar to her. I don't blame her for running away to space when she heard about the Diamonds coming back (although I have no idea why she took the barn with her), because she was terrified that something bad would happen to her again. I'd like to think that before Lapis got trapped in the mirror, she was happy with her life. I wouldn't be surprised if Lapis has considered suicide after all the crap she's been through, because I'd sure as hell do it if I'd been through what ...more
Lapis is my favorite gem, next to Garnet and Steven (and Stevvonie is she counts). Her character is so interesting. She has a mystery background and I. The mirror we saw a side if we didn't get to see when she was out. In the mirror she seemed to like Steven (for his innocence and human nature, I assume) and liked to see him laugh. You could just tell that she want evil, she just wanted a friend, company. She seemed like a playful character. The only reason Lapis attacked the gems is because they emprisoned her and she was clearly confused and angry and hurt. She seems to still care for Steven and I hope she does get her peace at some pint in the show because she seriously couldn't have a worst awakening into the world. I hope she gets her redemption and happiness.
I love Lapis so much. I mean, at first I thought she was a bit of a damsel in distress or kind of a Mary sue, with a tragic backstory and always being caught in those awful situations, and it felt like she was a 'woe as me' character. But after rewatching the series with the newer episodes? I realize that she's such a strong character, and while I thought that made her more of a Mary Sue, she's got a ton of flaws. She was an in an incredibly toxic relationship where she abused someone (and vice versa Jasper and Lapis both were the abusers in the relationship,) she's very judge mental and holds grudges without barely knowing anything about the being, and is pretty selfish. But who can blame her after 5,000 years in a mirror and months in an abusive relationship underneath the ocean? I think Lapis is pretty relatable, and that's why she's great in my opinion. Plus she's having more fun and is sort of recovering thank god
Lapis (along with peridot and pearl) is you favorite gem
1.her colour scheme I love blue it makes her look great
2.her dress is so pretty it's not over the top it's simple yet elegant
3.her powers.Her powers are so cool I love how she controls water Witch makes her so powerful also her wings they're so great
4. Her backstory is great but yet so tragic it makes her so interesting
5.her personality it's not the brightest but it's great
And these are the things I love about her.
Although, one may fight that Garnet is just "another character" in the series Steven Universe, I believe that she is more than that. She is just like all of us even though we may not realize it. Garnet chooses to use a monotonous voice to hide any possible emotions. Garnet has dealt with pain and suffering or a while that she decided to not show herself until it was necessary. Throughout the series, Garnet expresses herself through saving the universe, teaching Steven, and conversing with various characters. These aspects show a lot of Garnet's emotions but if only one could see that. We learn that Garnet is a funny and pretty smart and to some, quite attractive. These detail lead me to believe that Garnet is one of the greatest fictional characters out there in the animated world.
Garnet is by far the smoothest, coolest, smartest and sweetest character in Steven Universe. She is very relaxed and never questioned but deep down she is caring and would never let anything hurt her friends. She is like the group leader in the series and has a sweet relationship with Steven but when he's in trouble she lets her mom side out. In the song stronger than you it showed how Ruby's and Sapphire's relationship was so stable with the power of love even if they were the complete opposite. She's not a perfect gem and is scared sometimes too but she knows most answers in life and uses them too protect the earth for she was intelligent enough to see some potential in it
Garnet is probably one of the wisest, healthiest fusions out there with less than 3 gems. She can stay fused for long periods of time, and her mind (probably projected from her gems) is packed to the brim with thoughts, emotions, and love. She never unfuses constantly because of the negative emotions or the possible outcomes that could happen, that might lead characters to dying. As proved in the episode Mindful Education, she is capable of letting out her negative thoughts and bringing in the positive ones, and try not to let the small, bad details of herself get to her. Like another person said, one way to balance her emotions is to try not to express it as much, because if she does, she might unfuse (as shown in Keystone Motel)
She's a lot better than any of the fusions we have seen on screen, even the most recent one, Fluorite. Don't get me wrong, Fluorite is a pretty balanced gem like Garnet, but she's so slow and physically inactive because of that compared to Garnet. If ...more
Most calm, thoughtful, collected, mature, and cool gem! She is made of love, she's secure in herself (or herselves), she has undying and unconditional love for her team (despite what Pearl did), and she will never, ever give up. Her emotional strength and physical strength are incredible, and she has enough dynamics to be down to earth. She's the best, without a doubt. The fact that she's super powerful is nice, but it isn't the reason I love her.
So, so underrated. I relate to her so much... All those flaws, all of her insecurities... By the end of the series, she's the most emotionally mature Crystal Gem, and seeing her progression is amazing. I cried in "What's your problem?" when she told Steven she wasn't going to fall apart. It was the only time I cried while watching SU. Best character in the show, and although I love pretty much every character, she is the most developed, relatable one. She's the most human.
Everyone loves Garnet and Pearl much more than they love Amethyst. If you think Crystal Gem, you'll probably think of Pearl, Garnet, or Steven. Nobody really remembers Amethyst. Most people just dismiss her as the comic relief character/the silly one of the group. That causes her to be really underrated. I like Amethyst. She's probably one of the most relatable characters on the show. She's insecure and gets angry for no apparent reason due to this insecurity. She wants to feel strong and equal to her teammates, but she knows and feels like she's the weakest at times. There are lots of us who have those moments of insecurity where we feel bad about ourselves and hate ourselves. Amethyst still manages to be the life of the party and a fun character while actually having a personality.
She's the most realistic and relatable character in my opinion. I mean, Garnet is a stoic, silent, strong mother figure that almost never shows weakness, Pearl is a cautious, orderly, annoyed mother figure with a superiority complex, and Steven is a constantly cheerful, extremely powerful, chosen one type protagonist.
But Amethyst? She shows flaws, she gets breakdowns, she has emotions, and just tries to keep going. She's headstrong, stubborn, doesn't fit in, and that can always be good or bad. She is very determined, but sometimes takes things too far. She feels inferior due to her size and personality, and deals with a lot of internal issues.
Everyone just passes her off as either the useless comic relief, or the two-dimensional edgy self hating loser. But really, she's in between. All the other characters are just essentially character archetypes, but Amethyst never conforms to one thing or another. Even in a group of literal rebels, she is usually dismissed or put ...more
Amethyst is usually seen as the side character. People see her as gross, uncaring, rude, and many other negative things. People see Pearl and Garnet as Steven's moms, not Amethyst. But as I rewatch many episodes, I see that she is one of the most motherly to Steven, probably the most caring figure to Steven (other than Connie and Greg of course). In Jailbreak, she keeps Steven in a protective hold, keeping him safe from Malachite, a scowl on her face warning her not to come near. In Friend Ship, she is the one who catches Steven, determined to keep him safe before herself. Even though they have fought, what characters haven't? In the end, their love shines through. Amethyst always shared everything about herself and everything she knew with Steven, while the other gems still have secrets they haven't shared yet. Amethyst grew closest to Steven, enough to be the one to be able to fuse with him! Amethyst was quick to forgive Peridot, even when she had unintentionally said so many cruel ...more
Amazing character. He is filled with emotions, and always likes to see the best in everyone. I really enjoy how, even when he tries to be serious, his emotions get the best of him and he ends up crying or something along those lines. I also like how determined he is to be like his mom, when his moms goal was to be free to be whoever and what ever you want. I guess wanting to be like her counts, but he does it because he thinks, that everyone thinks, he should be like that as well.
Steven is the BEST main character in any TV show I've ever seen. He has a good heart, sees good in everything, and puts others before himself. Also, he's funny and adorable.
Shouldn't Steven be number one? He's the titular character! Personally my favorite is Garnet (the strong, silent hero type is my favorite character arch), but since the show centers on Steven we as audience have connected with him. The character is an anthem for everyone looking for purpose, meaning, strength, family, a place in the world and a positive outlook on life.
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As much as I wanted to vote for pearl or garnet, I had to vote for Steven, he is the heart of the show and not just because he is the main character, he drives the rest of the gems to do what they do, if it weren't for him the other characters would have given up, he also has developed in maturity a lot, people seem to think because he cries a lot means he is whiny and immature, but this is just a reflection of how passionate and empathetic this character is. He is a character who manages to mature and learn as the series continues but also stays encouraging and he never gives up on his empathy for everyone else no matter what they do to him, Steven is who people would want to strive to be and he's only a kid. I feel like he's the most fleshed out and developed character in the show and I have to commend him for that.
Connie is my favorite character in this whole series. She is always there for Steven and her friends, and every episode she is in is super fun to watch. My favorite character in the series, with Steven in 2nd.
Connie is AMAZING. She's beautiful, smart, strong willed, and I love the episodes with her in them! I love Connie's relationship with Steven and Pearl, but I wish she would interact with other characters too.
She is always there for steven and is my fave human character. She has a lot of personalities, especially during the steven universe future.
I ship Steven and connie there so cute together and I absolutely love there fusion stevonnie and in the episode bubble buddies it was so cute how they we're acting!
Greg bounced back from Rose Quartz's "death," with an optimistic attitude. Even as he ages, and starts to bald, he still manages to love his son and not pin the blame onto him like other did. He loves his son, and is proud of Steven for all he goes through. He has an estranged relationship with Steven, due to Steven being more often than not hanging out with the Crystal Gems, who blamed the death of Rose on him. Even though he suffers these psychological problems, he wakes up every morning in his van with a beaming smile.
The most supportive father ever. He's always there for his son and you can tell how much he strives to be a good father for Steven. In addition he cared for Rose so much and loved her. He is more than the "silly dad" character that most may peg him as at first
You expect me to find out that this man managed to get a space goddess to fall in love with him, and not call him awesome.
Greg and Rose should still be together. They were and always will be the best couple.
My love for Jasper comes from a place of sympathy. No one really takes the time to ask her why she does the things she does, and the first time they kinda did in the show, she was already half corrupted! She didn't ask to be held prisoner by Lapis at the bottom of the ocean, and fusion has clearly taken a huge toll on her mental health and she has to deal with it all on her own. People consider her the main bad guy of the show right now, and that's true to an extent, but she's just going above and beyond, doing her job for a boss she doesn't even wanna be working for! She should really get a good promotion for everything she's put up with! Not only all that, but her character design is flawless! Her body type, facial expression and skin texture match Jaspers perfectly, and her corruption design looked so much like a ocean Jasper I was literally screaming at my T.V.. I personally think Jasper is the best example of a woman who is physically strong, and isn't traditionally beautiful, ...more
People keep calling Jasper a hipocrite for fusing with Lapis, but think about what she had said:
"Fusion is a cheap tactic to make WEAK Gems stronger."
She had just lost a fight against a fusion, and then had to deal with two quartz-type Gems, a Pearl and a magic lion. She was too WEAK to handle the job, thus prompting her fusion.
Jasper isn't my favorite but she is really cool. Her weapon is kind of weird but logical horoscope-wise. Her smile is kind of creepy but she has pretty eyelashes (she's the only gem with them, I also think she wears mascara).
Jasper is an amazing character, and I sympathize with her. She wasn't the abuser in the malachite relationship, lapis was. Then lapis was painted to be the good person, after blaming all her problems on jasper.
Lion is just a really fun character to see in a episode. The way that he hides thing and ignores Steven just to tell him something is hilarious!
I love lion, he's so adorbale and he can make portals and he was Rose's and Rose is like amazing and I love her, and He can make portals. Who doesn't want a lion that can make damn portals
It's a giant pink wild cat sitting in a box and looking at you with his innocent eyes. What's not to love?!
Such a likable fun character. He makes me either fall on the floor with laughter or saying " damn, how does he do that? "
She's so serene, graceful, & classy. She saw Ruby for who she was individually, rather than seeing her as 'just another ruby' as so many other Gems did, & treated her with respect, despite how Ruby had a 'lower rank' than her & the way Sapphire fell in love with Ruby was so adorable - the two of them really improve each other because they're opposites & they present one another with different views of the world. I also admire the way that even though she was treated very well before the first time she fused with Ruby, she didn't allow it to turn her into a snob, which would've been very easy to do - she always remained gracious & polite. Another reason I love Sapphire is she's very unique, with her abilities of seeing into the future, plus, her design is gorgeous.
She calm and wise and eloquent and dependable. I'm glad she and Ruby got married, even though they're gems. It goes to show how accepting and willing she is to change and other cultures. And the same goes to Ruby.
To be honest, I didn't like Sapphire when I seen her in her first few episodes because of the decisions she made. But as I watched more episodes with her, I realized she just made the normal mistakes that everyone makes. Also, she found love out of not being perfect.
Sapphire is calm and collected, and has many problems due to her future vision, as said in the "Here Comes A Thought" song. Sapphire can be a helper to Ruby to calm her nerves down, and she makes me smile.
Spinel is the most unique character because she looks like she came straight out of a 1930's cartoon. Sarah Stiles also provides her with the best singing voice in the entire franchise.
I love Spinel because I felt so bad for her in the movie. After hearing that she was abandoned by Pink Diamond, PD (Pink Diamond) became my least favorite.
I love Spinel so much! She is really funny, and her personality is just great in general. Her backstory is really sad and Drift Away brought me to tears. Yeah, she shouldn't have taken her anger out on Steven and the others, but she felt so hurt and sad, because Pink Diamond literally told her to stand still then left. And never came back. I believe Spinel deserved so much more. She is definitely my favorite character!
Spinel is a really good character, especially since that, even though she was new, Rebecca made it seem like she was there for a long time up until the SU movie.
Also, I honestly feel that she's a sweet character. I don't hate Pink Diamond since all the gems have done crappy things, but it would be nice if Pink had taken Spinel with her.
If I compare myself to Ruby and Sapphire when I get into a big fight with my best friend, I would be in the middle of Ruby and Sapphire. I wouldn't be as mad as Ruby, but I wouldn't be as calm as Sapphire.
I feel like Ruby is just so cute, and cares so much about Sapphire that she has to be my favorite. She seems to have one of the biggest hearts on the show and I love her to pieces.
Ruby is one of the most relatable characters, besides the fact she can actually get a girlfriend. like, she has a bad temper, which I believe most of us have. plus, when she see's sapphire upset she gets so sad and it's adorable
It's a little weird but I probably relate most to Ruby in the entire T.V show, we both are HUGE hit heads but in the end, we're the ones who cares the most.
Bismuth is the best crystal gem. She should be number 1. She is as strong as garnet, can make her hands into anything, she is a master blacksmith that can make any weapon, she doesn't really fear anything, but still has a lot of character development.
Originally I felt quite neutral about Bismuth. Sure she was charismatic and was a cool forger but there wasn't the same depth as with the other crystal gems. Then the reunited Steven bomb came out and I y opinion on bismuth did a total 180.
So far we've only seen her briefly in Same old world, but judging by the preview of bismuth's return, she'll be a fan favourite in no time!
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That song was amazing! And I love her cold calculating outlook. It fits her well. And when she does let some emotion out, it's very powerful. Also I love her sharp design.
Yellow Diamond certainly isn't my favourite because of how little she cared about the precious Peridorito, but that face she pulled was hysterical. I just had to make it my screensaver.
Yellow Diamond is one of those characters that you love but you don't know why you love them. It's just her song, her style, she's awesome!
She's the best Diamond in my opinion. I've seen a lot of character development and she has a cool personality.
Rose Quartz will always remain a mystery. The Crystal Gems don't say much about her and she is rarely referenced. She is the reason that their are theories about the show and she gives the show a more thought provoking and mysterious side. She was first described as a saint but now is described as someone who will do whets best for the earth. She gives the show reason and all of the show's theories revolve around her. Though one person commented, "I want Rose to return. She's my favorite and she's not dead! Confirmed by the creator of the show. - Stevenuniversefangirl". If Rose Quartz were to return the show would lose all of it's mystery. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm being rude.
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I don't like the theory that Rose was Pink Diamond. Yes, there is evidence of Pink Diamond. And yes, Rose's gemstone is pink. But Rose cannot be Pink Diamond, because Yellow and Blue Diamond had, well, DIAMOND-shaped gemstones. I think that Rose was just a Quartz-type Gem that served under Pink Diamond. Other evidence is that Jasper and Yellow Pearl serve under Yellow Diamond and their gemstones are yellow. Blue Pearl and Sapphire served under Blue Diamond and their gemstones are blue. Subtle clues like these thst are left by the Crewniverse are sometimes crucial to solving the mysteries of the show.
If you haven't seen "A Single Pale Rose" yet, then stop reading now if you don't want to get spoiled.
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I know that some people didn't like the RQ=PD reveal because they think it makes Rose a horrible person, and because of that it undermines everything we thought she believed in. However, I still loved it. Even if Rose is a horrible person, it makes her character more interesting to me, which I like. And besides, I have two reasons why she probably isn't the most evil character in the show. Firstly, Pink Diamond was the youngest diamond, and as shown before, she was immature. A ton of the things that she did were most likely the result of either her immaturity, or her inability to sense the consequences to actions she was planning on doing. Secondly, I strongly believe that she did still love the earth. Even if some of her motivating factors to start the rebellion and fake her shattering were selfish, I find it hard to ...more
Immediately when I saw Rose's design, before I even watched Steven Universe (just kinda saw it floating around the internet before I even knew what the show was about) I LOVED it. Her beauty isn't the only reason I like her, but it's the only reason I started watching Steven Universe. Ha ha.
Anyway, the main reason I find her interesting is that characters in the show have very critical views of her: Either she's amazing or terrible. That is the interesting part about all this: She's gone. She isn't here to ever voice her opinion, to ever give justice to anything that other people would like to accuse her about. Its almost like this: People make big mistakes in their lives, not everyone is perfect but everyone will act on their own accord. She might see killing/shattering someone else as justified if it can save the planet she loves. Even if she was truly horrible as some may think (like Steven, who seems to be worried that his mother was a "bad" person), you have to ...more
Malachite is amazing just as she is.
Her personality and character development has evolved since the first time we saw her in the show.
Later she becomes kind of a big role for Lapis Lazuli. Her looks are fit for a fusion between Lapis and Jasper. Overall, this monster is my favorite of them all.
Malachite is super cute. Everyone thinks she's a monster but I think she's absolutely gorgeous.
To the person that said Jasper's evil she is not. She's hurt and she kinda got a redeemed so...
Malachite is unstable but I want jasper to join the crystal gems and be renewed and accept that pink diamond is shattered and that rose quartz is steven now. lapis and jasper could maybe form malachite again some time.. that would be amazing.
Ill be honest. Sardonyx is cool, but she is just a constant reminder of my worst fear: PEARLNET. So I don't like her for that. AND she made fun of my second favorite amethyst. She is a show off and the opposite of my third favorite fusion, sugilite. But her powers are cool and she is funny. She just doesn't have to be so overzealous
"You'll have to excuse me, I haven't exactly been myself lately." That joke alone was enough to make her one of my favorite fusions second to garnet. Plus she has one of my favorite weapons.
Sardonyx is my second favorite fusion. Why? Because she just puts the show in showdown! Picture this, epic battle between Malachite, and Sardonyx!
What's not to love about Sardonyx, Pearl and Garnet's fusion? She's has a wondrous design, a lovable personality, an interesting set of tweeks here and there, etc.
I wish Sadie got more love from the fandom. Sadie and Lars were both the first characters Rebecca Sugar ever came up with for the show, so to see them not getting the credit that they deserve from the fandom is a bummer. I actually enjoy the episodes with Sadie in them the most! She's my favorite character and she's so adorable.
She's really sweet and a fact is that Sadie was Rebecca Sugar's first character she ever made. That proves Sadie is the best ;p
She's been one of my favorites for years.
Sadie and kevin?
Even though she was only seen once or twice in the show, there are so many things to like about her, like her bravery and charm.
I ship Opal and Stevonnie they need to kiss. They would be a cute couple.
Opal's so cool. Her voice is pretty but she reminds me of Garnet.
She is a giant woman! How can you not like her?
Onion might not say much, but he sure is one creepy yet hilarious little kleptomaniac. He only acts out because his father is always out at sea. He's one of those background characters I feel really sorry for.
Everyone knows onion is an onion secretly. I like onions because they remind me of ogres! He gives me those SHREK vibes
Because Onion is so cute and the way he talks! And giving Steven the best Gal toy was so nice!
I hate this little jerk so much.
I can relate to Blue a lot. I am usually shy and quiet around other people as well as being very feminine but I love to draw and paint and share them with my closest friends.
I think this character is one of my favorites in this show. I know it's odd since she was only on the screen for like 10 seconds, but I really love her! There is some great fanfiction about her that has shaped my idea of what she would be like and I love the design. I hope she appears in a later episode.
She has a beautiful design.. I hope we see her again! (and by the way, SeeU, the blue pearl is Blue Diamond's Pearl)
Blue Pearl is one of my favorites, "I like to draw" is my favorite quote!
I really like her personality. Hope there are more episodes with her in the future.
Umm.. I don't think Emerald was best.
In my opinion, she is the cutest.
I love Sugilite. She doesn't let anything bother her and she is voiced by my favorite singer, Nicki Minaj. She also just gets the job done and doesn't spend time laughing crazily. (cough, Sardonyx, cough). I hope to see her again!
She reminded me of Phoinex Wright for I imagine his hair on hers and the OBJECTION attitude she gives.She gave theorists a HUGE piece we were missing on Pink Diamonds shattering and Rose Quartz herself.
How did she figure it out?
Blue Zircon so awesome!
I love how she angered the diamonds and thanks to her I'm suspicious of them