Best Steven Universe Characters

The Top Ten

1 Peridot Peridot is from the show Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar. The show airs on Cartoon Network and has grown in popularity over the years. The character Peridot is an alien gem from a planet called Homeworld, Peridot is introduced in the episode "Marble Madness," when Steven and the Crystal Gems ...read more.

I love peridot because of her personality and quirkiness she is such a fun character she has that comic relief humor yet being semi-serious at times which is pretty cool she is such a cool character I love her to death she is so fun & awesome and her progression from a semi-serious threat to a recurring goofy villain to a angry little dorito to a reluctant ally to a friend and a member of the crystal gems I loved seeing her progression to a friend over time it really is a cool thing she is probably one of the most progressed character in cartoons she really is a cool character and seeing her being more and more redeemed and her truly caring for her friends is really sweet from enemies to good friends its really nice seeing her change for the better and we can't forget about her calling yellow diamond a clod to her face was really a milestone in terms of she becoming a part of the crystal gems its really really cool she all in all is my favorite character in the series she truly is ...more

Calling yellow diamond a clod was the best thing she has ever done.

I think Peridot had the best character development of everyone in Steven Universe. She is a super funny and awesome character to watch. My 5th favorite character.

She is just so lovable, relatable, quirky, funny, creative, different the best!

Peridot is my favorite Steven Universe character because she is so funny. She is not afraid to show her opinion and speak out when she thinks differently. She is very courageous and strong. She is even caring and loving deep down. Even though she started out as an antagonist, she is able to change to the cute and silly character she is now.

2 Pearl Pearl is a fictional character from the 2013 animated series Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar. She is a "Gem", a fictional alien being that exists as a magical gemstone projecting a holographic body. ...read more.

I just really enjoy her character. She has a really cute personality, and she's one of the most developed characters on the show besides probably Steven. She has realistic flaws, and a really great singing voice. Pearl is definitely the best gem, I don't understand why there are so many Pearl haters, she's awesome.

Pearl is the best developed, most amazing, and is probably the greatest character in all of Steven Universe. I can't relate to her as much as other people do, but she reminds me a lot of others who struggle with a missed loved one, those who are "different" socially and have trouble with talking to those unlike them (Pearl displays this in Last One out of Beach City a lot), and people who are highly skillful yet don't get to put those skills as much into play because they are focused with other ideals, such as teaching others their own skills.

Unlike Peridot on this list, she has been developing since 2013 and has never become a "tamed" version of herself. Which means that she has never become drastically different through character development. Even though she is more accepting of others, and her expectations are higher of Steven's abilities, she can still be the salty birb mom Pearl we saw in season 1.

Pearl is an extremely likable character. She isn't a buff, tough ...more

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.

Pearl is so amazing and strong. She has been through so much and to come out as strong as she has really shows how tough she is. She's an agile fighter, and an amazing lover as well as a great mentor to those around her. She found love in herself and for some people that's not easy to do but she came out on top. Also, she's just a beautiful character inside and out and it has been so amazing to see her character development and she just becomes more and more awesome all the time. Pearl is most definitely one of the best Steven Universe characters ever and she deserves all the love and praise that she receives. I hope by the end of the series she finally gets paired up with someone so she can love them the way she loved Rose and the way that she has learned to love herself it's amazing and it's what she deserves I ship her with Peridot to be honest they are both nerds and I think they would be really cute together ❤

3 Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli is a character from the 2013 Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. She is a homeworld gem who got trapped in a magical mirror on Earth for thousands of years who was then freed and healed by Steven Universe. She has hydrokinesis abilities which include manipulating water, forming clones ...read more.

Lapis is so depressed, you don't wanna make her mad
(see Steven Universe future to see why)

She so deep compared so some of the others, she changed a lot since the beginnings and her and peridots interactions are so cute

I like how lapis in independent and goes on her own at first but then is forced to live with paradot who she becomes friends with

In my opinion, Lapis had the biggest impact on the show. Mirror gem was the one episode to show that Steven universe was not all fun and games. I wouldn't be a fan if it wasn't for Lapis's introduction. And this show wouldn't be what it is today if Lapis wasn't introduced.

4 Garnet

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

Garnet is my favorite of Garnet, Amethyst, and pearl. She isn't always in a panic and never is annoying. She is always there for Steven and the gems, and she is super fun to watch. my 3rd favorite character. Amazing character.

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.

Garnets the best. She has an amazing personality, is made of love, and I love how her face is so blank at the most random times. She was also pretty cute in the movie.

5 Amethyst Amethyst is a fictional character from Cartoon Network's 2013 series "Steven Universe". She is a quartz gem species who is a member of the Crystal Gems and is the youngest after Steven Universe. She is voiced by Michaela Dietz.

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

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.

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

She is the character by far with the most personality depth, while still being cheerful in or out of unfavorable situations.

6 Steven

Amazing main character. I love how he always wants to help people whenever he can, and how he is always there for his friends and family. I also love his development. Amazing Character.

Steven... Is steven, rose quartz and pink diamond but is a good character. He starts out as a boy that lives with the gems into going onto missions and kinda "saving" white diamond and the universe

I wish Steven was my little brother.

"What a revelation
He's a revolution
A Gem that loves and grows"
- The Diamonds

7 Connie

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.

She is always there for steven and is my fave human character. She has a lot of personalities, especially during the steven universe future.

Connie is an amazing character that's all I have to say about this

She is just like meh we have both short hair, brown skin, both playing tennis, both nerds, both playing violin

8 Greg Universe Greg Universe is from the show Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar. ...read more.

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

Greg and Rose should still be together. They were and always will be the best couple.

So sweet, supportive of his son, doesn't care what people think.

9 Jasper

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

Jasper is a great character and seriously needs some love to get rid of that hate toward Steven.

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 needs more love. Not only does her fusion (malachite) have the most badass theme EVER, but she is a fun character to watch. We need to see more of her!

10 Steven Universe

Wasn't He Already On This List?

There really should be a way to delete copies like this.

Already on the list...

Why is the same character on here twice?

The Contenders

11 Lion

Lion is amazing he can roar out portals and has magic mane which means I think he died and got revived because of what happened to lars

He's god damn pink lion who can make portals and blow up stuff

Such a likable fun character. He makes me either fall on the floor with laughter or saying " damn, how does he do that? "

He is a pink lion! He is like th best unicorn ever.

12 Sapphire Sapphire is from the show Steven Universe made by Rebecca Sugar and many amazing animators and voice actors. ...read more.

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.

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.

I actually really like garnet... But I hate Ruby and Sapphire. I hate how Garnet is considered the strongest crystal gem, Just... NO SHE’S 2 WEAK GEMS PRETENDING TO BE STRONG. Garnet I can see right throw you, you are the weakest crystal gem!

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.

13 Spinel

Since it's the roaring 20's and all again I nominate her to be the Mickey Mouse of the 2020's!

Spinel was such an interesting character. At the beginning of the movie she seemed extremely dangerous and very mean, but in the end she just wanted a friend. I love how her art style stands out from other characters since she has drawn in a rubber-hose style. Spinel has to be my favorite gem of all time because of her backstory and adorable personality.

I mean, look at her face and how much energy she carries with her.

"Finally something; finally news, about how the story ends. She doesn't exist now, survived by her son, and all of her brand new friends. Isn't that lovely, isn't that cool, and isn't it cruel and aren't I a fool for happily listened, happily waited, happily watching her Drift Away."
"Yeah, I heard the story; don't really like how it ends. Boy, it's swell to finally meet her other friends".

14 Ruby

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.

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.

I love how angry she gets, third favorite with Peridot and Lapis. She deserves a higher role than Greg.

15 Bismuth

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.

If this is your favorite character look up none of your bismuth on YouTube.

Lets get to bismuth

16 Yellow Diamond

(looks at picture) AHAHAAHAHAA! Woo! Yellow isn't my favorite, but she's my favorite diamond

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!

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.

That face when Peridot calls her clod! I'm dead!

17 Sardonyx Sardonyx is a fusion gem of Garnet (a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire) and Pearl from the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.

Funny gal, immediately loved her and was entertained when she came out
Favorite fusion

My favorite fusion of all time is Sardonyx. The most serious gems create a very playful fusion.

Sardonyx is very talented and powerful, she's my favorite fusion! She's my favorite character, even though she appeared once!

"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.

18 Malachite

Malachite is my most favorite out of every fusion in Steven Universe with her laid back but reckless attitude an awesome theme

Malachite is super cute. Everyone thinks she's a monster but I think she's absolutely gorgeous.

Too bad Jasper is evil

I hate malachite!

19 Rose Quartz

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

If you haven't seen "A Single Pale Rose" yet, then stop reading now if you don't want to get spoiled.

Also, I have opinions.

You have been warned.

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 ...more

She's just like Starfire, they both joyous and happy-go-lucky and have a fiery personality in kicking butt!

Rose is not my favorite, but she is up there! I mean, she's beautiful! She's so kind, too. Wanting to save the earth! 10/10

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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20 Opal

I chose opal because she is very cool and her weapon is amazing

Best fusion best voice love her god combo of pearl and amethyst

Opal's so cool. Her voice is pretty but she reminds me of Garnet.

Opal is awesome she's my birthstone

21 Sadie

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.

Sadie should be at the top 15 she has a lot of character development and has really grown as Stevens friend and you can see how caring and understanding she is not to mention she's a bad ass in tense moments

Always there when steven needs a donut

Sadie even from her first appearance has been interesting

22 Onion

I chose onion because he always pops in and out in all of the Steven universe episodes

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!

23 Blue Diamond

She is depressed because she misses pink diamond. She just wants her back.

She just shows the most emotion and I love her character. The way she acts about pink shows a new side to the diamonds the other don't show.

A character with a deep personality

Blue Diamond is so beautiful and amazing! I love her so much. I was so happy when I saw her face for the first time! LOVE HER!

24 Emerald

I didn't mean to press vote lol who is emerald again?

They person who got their spaceship stolen from Lars and his group

Umm.. I don't think Emerald was best.

In my opinion, she is the cutest.

I really like her personality. hope there are more episodes with her in the future.

25 Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl, only there for 10 seconds, one of the most loved characters

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.

I want to see more of Blue Pearl. She's so beautiful and lovely.

She has a beautiful design.. I hope we see her again! (and by the way, SeeU, the blue pearl is Blue Diamond's Pearl)

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