Listen, Steven. You can't let anyone make you feel like garbage.
"Amethyst" is a main protagonist in Steven Universe.
One of the Gems manufactured on Earth as a part of the Gem Homeworld's Kindergarten project, Amethyst is one of the last surviving Gems on Earth who was made before the Crystal Gems rebelled against their Homeworld to stop their invasion of the planet. Having joined the Crystal Gems, Amethyst helped her friends protect the Earth over the next five millennia, for then later to aid in the shenanigans of Steven Universe, Rose Quartz's son.
Amethyst has long, pale, light-purple hair that conceals her left eye. She has plump lips with pale and bright plum-colored skin, and a heavier build than the other Crystal Gems. Her gemstone is embedded in her chest and has a hexagonal facet. She is slightly taller than Steven, but shorter than Garnet and Pearl.
Amethyst wears a dark mauve, off-shoulder tunic with a black tank top underneath. She wears black leggings with a star shape cut out on her knees, with a smaller rip above the cut out on the left leg. She also wears white ankle boots.
Amethyst looks very similar to her debut form, except the colors of her tunic and leggings are reversed. She lost her mauve shirt and just wears the black one. The cut-out Crystal Gem star symbols on her knees no longer show her skin underneath but the same black fabric as her tunic, and there is no longer a tear in the fabric of her leggings. Her shoulder strap is now fixed on her shoulder. She wears white ankle boots.
Amethyst is really... out of control. She likes to eat, she likes to sleep. She doesn't have to, but she does it 'cause it's fun.
In relation to Steven, she tends to indulge him more and partake in activities with him. She is the Crystal Gem who is the hardest to crack in emotional situations, though at times she has shown to have a major concern for Steven, such as in "So Many Birthdays", where she was very worried about him aging. She seems to love eating and sleeping, as she has been seen eating and/or resting far more than the other Gems (even though Gems don't need to eat or sleep) this has included items that are not actually food (such as engine oil).
Due to her dark past, she bears a tremendous amount of self-hatred and sometimes feels out of place among the other Gems despite maintaining a cheerful, happy go-lucky personality. She thinks that the other Gems look down on her as well. She thought when Steven learned of her past that he might look down on her, too.
- Whip Proficiency: Amethyst wields an energy whip. She is a skilled whip-user, and mixes very well with her immense strength. At times, she uses her whip to lash at opponents and cause damage that is strong enough to easily split a dumpster in half. Her lashes are sometimes so precise that it cuts through objects cleanly in a straight line. On other occasions, she uses her whip to grab onto objects to either tether herself or others, or lift the object, such as boulders, and throw them at the enemy. Her fighting style with her whip can sometimes be considered reckless and foolhardy; such as in "Monster Buddies" where she used it to pull the Centipeedle Mother towards her, knocking her and the other Crystal Gems down. If enraged, she may wield two whips. In "On the Run", Amethyst can throw her whip to entangle or bind her target from afar.
- Whiplash: As shown in "On the Run", Amethyst can send waves of energy along her whip(s) in order to create a powerful explosion.
Of Crystal Gems, Amethyst is the least likely to rely on her weapon in combat, instead usually relying on her martial art skills to deal with any threat. In "Laser Light Cannon" she readily volunteered to get thrown at the Red Eye by Garnet in order to punch/body slam into it; even long after it had proven ineffective.
- Spin Ball: As first demonstrated in "Watermelon Steven", Amethyst can rapidly roll in a ball-like shape to attack enemies, an ability she shares with Jasper, although Amethyst's lacks the destructive power and aura.
- Shape-shifing: Amethyst is, by far, the most frequent user of shape-shifting of the Crystal Gems, which she uses to enhance her unarmed fighting. For example, she can shape-shift into her wrestling alter-ego, the Purple Puma, or she may take on more bizarre forms, such as a giant baseball bat.
|Baggy long-sleeved sweatshirt / sweater instead of a sleeveless tunic. Silver ring around gem. Gold star hairclip. Yellow-green fanny pack worn to the side. Ripped knee holes are oval.||"Pilot"|
|Amethyst wears a purple tank top, with black straps from another top (or perhaps a swimsuit) hanging out over both shoulders. She wears jean-shorts, instead of leggings. She also wears a green fanny-pack, and goes barefoot.||"Beach Party"|
|Both tunic straps are over her shoulders. Instead of wearing a tank top under her tunic, she seems to have a large Peter Pan or puritan style collar covering her shoulders (other shirt details hidden by tunic). Baggy, unripped jogging pants tucked into boots instead of tights. Short hair.||"Story for Steven"|
|Amethyst is slightly deformed. She has four legs, a giant ear, and messy hair.||"Reformed"|
|Amethyst imitates Pearl's pixie-cut hairstyle. She wears a gray shirt with a purple sash tied around her waist. She also wears black shorts, along with lilac socks and white slippers.|
|Amethyst's arm and leg are deformed and muscular. Her hair is messier than before.|
|"Dumb Police" Officer||"Together Breakfast"|
"Keep Beach City Weird"
|Purple Puma||"Cat Fingers"|
|Baby||"So Many Birthdays"|
|Dogcopter||"Lion 2: The Movie"|
|Dogcopter (with boom-box head)|
|Dogcopter (with Amethyst's head)|
|Baseball Bat||"Beach Party"|
|Muscular Steven||"Coach Steven"|
|Fly Head||"Island Adventure"|
|Rose Quartz||"Maximum Capacity"|
|Crocodile Head||"Full Disclosure"|
|Owl||"Story for Steven"|
Amethyst is often seen hanging out with him, eating with him, and occasionally annoying him. She and Steven seem to have the most similar personalities and, as a result, get along very well. Despite their sibling-esque nature, Amethyst teased Steven in "An Indirect Kiss" for caring about her, to which he replied "yes" with tears on his face since she was in danger of falling off a cliff. Steven believes that Amethyst may partially blame him for Rose's death.
While Amethyst dislikes being told what to do and often does what she wants to do, she respects Garnet's leadership abilities and judgment. She, like the rest of the Crystal Gems, is aware that Garnet is a fusion and after Steven revealed he had discovered this, she shouts out "You met Ruby and Sapphire!?".
Amethyst and Pearl have vastly different personalities, and Pearl is often seen scolding Amethyst. In return, Amethyst sometimes will tease her, and generally get on her nerves. She does, however, care about Pearl as a teammate and friend. In "On the Run", Amethyst had thought that Pearl perceived her as a "mistake," due to her origins. But has she since dismissed the notion when Pearl stated, "You were the only good thing that came out of that mess. I always thought you were proud of that."
It appears that Amethyst and Rose were good friends, as Amethyst describes her as "the person that was always there for me". Amethyst was hurt when Rose Quartz started seeing Greg and had less time to spend with her, even more so when she gave up her physical form.
In "Maximum Capacity," it is revealed that Amethyst and Greg used to be good friends, marathoning the "Li'l Butler" TV show together for days at a time. But after Rose's "death", she blamed Greg, messing with him until she took it too far, and ultimately ended their friendship. They seem to have patched things up recently, but they are still nervous around each other. "Story for Steven" seemed to imply that she has longer hair now because she liked how his hair looked.
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- Amethyst currently has the least amount of unique abilities out of all the Crystal Gems.
- She dances less seriously for fusing with Pearl to form Opal in "Giant Woman," but in "Coach Steven," but puts more effort into her fusion dance with Garnet.
- She is the first (and currently the only) Crystal Gem to have three revealed fusions.
- It is possible that she has long hair due to Greg's influence on her, because in "Story for Steven", Amethyst takes an interest in Greg's hair and climbs through it.
- However, she's had long hair in the past, as evidenced by the painting in her room.
- She is one of the characters whose design changed from the "Pilot" to the series, Amethyst's design changed the least, besides Steven, these changes include:
- Removal of silver ring around gemstone.
- Her top changed from long-sleeved to strap-like.
- Circle shaped holes in her leggings changed to star shaped.
- Removal of hair clip.
- Boots changed from fold-over to regular.
- Removal of fanny pack, though it makes an appearance in "Beach Party."
- Skin tone is lightened.
- Hair style is cleaner.
- Curiously, Amethyst's debut outfit does not feature the classic Crystal Gem star symbol/emblem seen on Pearl and Garnet, but rather has cut-outs of stars on her knees.
- This is likely because she was not born/created as a Crystal Gem, but rather found at Kindergarten by the others and adopted into their fold.
- As a result, she might've altered her default outfit to represent the Crystal Gems.
- "Frybo" is the first episode that neither Amethyst nor Garnet appeared in. With "Garnet's Universe" being the second episode that neither Amethyst nor Pearl appeared in.
- She has shape-shifted multiple times into a variety of different objects and living things (see above).
- Out of all the Gems, she is the one seen shape-shifting the most.
- At New York Comic-Con, Rebecca Sugar revealed that Amethyst's designs and color palette are based off of Adventure Time's Lumpy Space Princess, due to her earlier work on that show.
- In "Steven and the Stevens," it is shown that Amethyst knows how to play the drums.
- She was the first Gem to crack their gemstone.
- In "Secret Team," Amethyst states she can't shapeshift when she's under pressure.
- Amethyst is shown blushing for the first time in "An Indirect Kiss." Her blushes are shown to be a darker purple.
- Amethyst can speak some Spanish, as she says "No, mi torta!" in "Monster Buddies", which translates into "No, my sandwich!".
- Amethyst, Sugilite, and Alexandrite are the only Crystal Gems who haven't been seen bubbling away a gemstone.
- Although some purple shaded bubbles can be seen in The Burning Room, suggesting she's bubbled some off-screen.
- Rebecca has revealed in an interview that Amethyst's room is the closest to her actual lifestyle.
- According to creator Rebecca Sugar, Amethyst's dancing/fighting style is based off of dancehall and club dancing.
- Amethyst shares the same gemstone placement with the Invisible Gem Monster, that being their chests.
- Based on the events shown in "On the Run," Amethyst would be the youngest of the Crystal Gems, excluding Steven.
- Amethyst appears to be ashamed over the fact that she is from Kindergarten, as she shouted at Pearl, "I am not gonna let you stand there and remind me of everything I hate about myself!".
- Amethyst is at least 6,000 years old, as confirmed in "Marble Madness," as that was when Earth's Kindergarten was shut down.
- In "The Message", Amethyst was more irritated by the Wailing Stone than the rest of the Gems.
- Amethyst also started Greg's Van with its key, she exclaimed that it was "way easier", implying that she may have hot-wired a car previously.
- Amethyst and Jasper have similarities, including but not limited to:
- Hairdo: They have voluminous, white, and seemingly untamed hairstyles.
- Abilities: Jasper possesses the "Spin Ball" attack. Jasper's version, however, has a fiery aura around her when performing the ability.
- Gemological Properties: Jasper is a non-crystalline quartz, while amethyst is crystalline quartz.
- In "Full Disclosure", Amethyst suggested they build a moat to keep humans off the beach with her as the crocodile, but the idea was rejected by Pearl because Amethyst "never commits". This implies that the Gems have attempted at building a moat to keep humans out before.
- It is revealed in "Steven the Sword Fighter," that out of all the Gems, Amethyst usually ends up getting hurt and having to retreat to her gemstone to regenerate the most.
- Amethyst was the first Gem to regenerate in Season 2.
- Amethyst, by far, has regenerated the most in a single episode.
Learn more about the amethyst gemstone here
- Amethyst is the birthstone for those who are born in February or for the zodiacal sign of Pisces.
- Amethyst owes its color to iron and aluminum impurities. The colors range from purple and violet to pale red-violet.
- Amethyst stones are often associated with the Greek/Roman god Dionysus/Bacchus, god of wine and intoxication. This could be the reason behind her impulsive and self-indulgent nature.
- Which is ironic considering amethysts, though associated with the wine god, symbolize sobriety. Often carved into wine goblets to prevent drunkenness.
- Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities.
|Amethyst's gemstone is located on her chest. It has a hexagon facet on it. As seen in "Reformed", the front and back are symmetrical, and it has a silver ring around it, which is usually hidden inside her body unless she's regenerating. It is a dodecahedron, which is commonly associated with ether.|
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