Best Steven Universe Characters

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1 Peridot Peridot

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

I love her ignorance about Earth culture. At first I though she was a ruthless, cold blooded gem who wanted to destroy the crystal gems but now her new form which makes her completely harmless. I also loved the part when she revolted against her kind by insulting Yellow Diamond when she called her a clod. Her confident personality seems to change if her "limb enhancers" are not attached to her. Even though she never shows it, she seems to have concern over others such as when Steven passed out due to hallucinations and dizziness. Even without her limb enhancers, she has discovered her true ability, Ferrokinesis that allows her to control and levitate metal to her own will. Since Steven was her first friend, she seems to cling on him at times. Even without many abilities, she is strong, confident, and very funny and that is why I think Peridot is the best character in Steven Universe

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!

PERIDOT IS THE BEST YAL

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2 Pearl 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 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.

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.

In all honesty, Pearl probably should be my favorite character, but falls second to Lapis and I don't really know why. Pearl such an amazing character because she is flawed, but very likable as she works on her faults as the series progresses. She makes for great comic relief at times and can get pretty salty, but also has some very serious moments mostly regarding her getting over the loss of Rose Quartz. She might just be the most detailed and well thought out character on the show.

Pearl is best gem

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3 Garnet

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. - MarinetteNoir

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

She is my favorite because she is the most overpowered gem also my favorite moment in the show is when she jumps out of the van and rolls then she gets on top of the van my favorite song in the show stronger than you sang by garnet also she is an OP fusion

Garnet is just like Ice Bear, minus all the stuff about cleaning the house and cooking.

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4 Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli is a homeworld gem from the 2013 Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. She is currently living in an old barn with Peridot. She has the ability to control water and she can sprout her very own water wings.

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.

Can we vote multiple times because I think lapis, peridot, garnet, pearl, Greg, amethyst, and Steven are all amazing characters? I also like jasper and Connie a lot too. I personally just chose lapis because I can relate to her on so many levels. I too have depression and find it hard adjusting on this earth although I been here going on 23 years. There are also so many days like today where I just feel numb so this paragraph I'm typing probably makes no sense but I just love how complex lapis is and how she has done some questionable things in her past that still haunts her each day but bit by bit with the help of Steven and especially peridot she works towards forgiveness for not only herself but others, and despite her pain she tries and although she may never fully heal she makes meep morps, watches camp pining hearts, helps the crystal gems and raises pumpkin with peridot; finding a home away from homeworld and I think that's beautiful. - evena

She's a pretty cool gen with cool powers. She just seems so unlucky first being at the wrong place at the wrong time and being trapped in a mirror. Then kidnapped as soon as she was able to return home. Then had to trap herself to protect Steven from jasper. That was very sweet of her to do that for Steven. And she also did something cool also involving jasper as when he tried to fuse with her again, she told her something along the lines of 'NO! I was unhappy & never want to feel that way again! It was an unhealthy relationship! ' So she's someone you can look up to with that, showing if someone makes u unhappy, don't b with them (something I think WOMAN need to realize when in a relationship with a man 'they love').

She's beautiful

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5 Amethyst

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

While I love all of the characters on the show, Amethyst is my favorite. She's the perfect character to balance out Garnet and Pearl, who are both fairly serious. She is also usually the irresponsible character who allows Steven to get his hands on Gem Technology to cause mischief, and she is just all around funny.

This may sound stupid but her flaws are what relate to me the most.

She has done a few things (*cough cough* maximum capacity) that I don't agree with at all and I hope they address this issue again.

Overall though, I just love her. Each individual character has their own individual traits that make them the favourite character of different people. That's what makes this show so special and, for me, amethyst helped me to love the show that little bit more!

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6 Steven

I wish Steven was my little brother.

Steven is awesome he is able to motivate and inspire people. He is very naive and caring for others and always sees the good in anyone like Rose.

Steven is starting to get badass in this show, instead of the spineless, whiny little boy he was in the first few episodes of the series.

Steven only at #6? What is with you people - PeeledBanana

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7 Connie

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.

Not only that, but she is very realistic and likable. The only problem is that she isn't in enough episodes.

Connie is adorable and awesome in Sworn To the Sword.

She is so sweet. to be honest, I actually like Peridot and Lapis more, but Connie needs more appreciation.

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8 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 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!

I just love her as a villain. She is easily the most enjoyable to see, because we know her best. Aquamarine is just known as the british b*tch, Agate was defeated, YD hasn't made an appearance as a plot character other than The Trial, Sugilite was a one trick, and the Rubies are just basic. Jasper however has a personal relation to the protagonists, being the highest ranked quartz, and (presumably) being shown ah I don't have time for this. Shes great.

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9 Greg Universe Greg Universe

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.

He is so cute - Nateboy604

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10 Lion

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

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

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

Lion is so adorable! Literally! His roar is just like RAWR!

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11 Sapphire Sapphire

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.

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.

Meh. Overrated, somewhat good character. - Boshua

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12 Steven Universe Steven Universe

Wasn't He Already On This List?

Already on the list...

Why is the same character on here twice?

He should be number 1

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13 Ruby 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. - funnyuser

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 annoying and funny

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14 Opal

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

Opal is awesome she's my birthstone

We need more Opal. Best Fusion - Stevenuniversefangirl

Even though she is not my favorite character, it's disappointing to only see her In about 1 episode :( - Myebi

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15 Rose Quartz

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.

I love Rose! Rose is my middle name, and she's the character I chose for my username on Instagram (@rose_quartz_.universe) *shameless self-promotion*

I wish there were more Rose Quartz episodes and a Rose solo. I hope they will reveal more about her in the next season.

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16 Sardonyx Sardonyx

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.

People who say they hate her are lying

I love ehe s look

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17 Sadie 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

yes Sadie

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18 Blue Zircon

I love how she angered the diamonds and thanks to her I'm suspicious of them

Blue Zircon: Ace Attorney - Cartoonfan202

How did she figure it out?

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.

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19 Malachite Malachite

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

Too bad Jasper is evil

I hate malachite!

Malichite is so scaaary and has flour eyes she is a god fusion gem but is scary

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20 Onion

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!

Reasons why I hate him
He wasted a guys lunch by throwing it into the ocean
He's a thief
I don't think he's human
He showed Steven a video of him being born
Robs stuff

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