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I wanted everybody to stay the same, but they just didn't.

—"Gem Harvest"
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Andy DeMayo is the cousin of Greg Universe and the first cousin of Steven Universe once removed. He made his debut in "Gem Harvest".

Appearance

He is shown wearing an olive-colored pilot's jacket and a gray undershirt along with khakis and black boots. He also wears a brown aviator hat which covers his silver hair. His wrinkled face and lighter skin differentiates him from his cousin Greg Universe, although the two share similar noses.

Personality

Andy is a traditionalist, initially shown to be stubborn, judgmental, hot-tempered, and willing to hold a grudge. He is guarded and cautious in his attitude to the Gems, dismissing them as "hippies" because of their unusual appearance and lifestyle, and resistant to social change and deviations from the status quo in general. As he settles down and gets accustomed to the recent changes, however, he displays a lighter side, happily talking to Steven about his life as a pilot and ultimately allowing Lapis and Peridot to stay in his barn. Towards the end of his debut, he reveals that he is bitter due to the changes in his life, primarily of the distance that grew between himself and his family and shows regret of not changing before meeting Steven.

History

"Gem Harvest"

Andy flies to his parents' barn and is upset to discover it has been remodeled. He is immediately met by Peridot, Lapis, and Steven. After concluding that they are homeless hippies, Andy furiously demands they vacate his property. Unsure of how to handle the situation, Steven contacts Greg, who arrives after some time with the other Crystal Gems. To the Gems' surprise, Greg introduces Andy as his cousin. Andy is similarly astonished when he discovers that Steven is Greg's son, but cheerfully greets his first cousin once removed. His mood takes a turn for the worse, however, upon learning of Greg's decision to change his surname to "Universe". He finds his cousin's association with the Gems likewise troubling, now regarding the magical beings as illegal immigrants after Greg refers to them as "aliens". He eventually restates his demand for Peridot and Lapis to leave, having established that the Barn is for the DeMayo family. Steven proceeds to persuade Andy to have a meal with the Gems, hoping that he would come to consider them as family and allow them to stay. Relations appear to initially worsen throughout preparations, however, as Andy continues to find the Gems somewhat unusual and becomes angry at their disassembly of his parents' plane. Nevertheless, Andy slowly warms up to everyone. He speaks fondly of his past experiences to Steven and Greg, and is later amused by the Gems' attempt to please him with various objects related to the human celebrations of marriage, birth, and death. When preparations are completed, the group sits down to dinner outside the Barn. As the meal progresses, Andy begins to feel out of place among the others, prompting him to abruptly cede ownership of the Barn before flying away in his plane. When Lapis and Steven catch up, Andy expresses to Steven his bitterness regarding his futile efforts to resist the changes his family experienced. Steven responds by explaining his desire to learn more about his human relatives, after which Andy comes to realize that he could have adjusted to the changes in his life and stayed in touch with the members of his family. Steven assures him that it is not too late to do so, and the two fly back to the Barn where they are met by the Gems and Greg, all of whom are glad to see their return.

"Steven's Dream"

Andy takes Steven and Greg to Korea in his plane.

Relationships

Steven Universe

Steven was shocked to find out he had a relative he previously had no knowledge about, but immediately tried his best to befriend Andy despite his dismissal of Greg and the Gems. After agreeing to have a family dinner with Greg, Steven, and the Gems and finding his prejudices being challenged, Andy left the barn to Lapis and Peridot and took off in his airplane. When seeing this, Steven followed him in the air hanging from Lapis' arms and shouted out to him to talk him out of leaving. Steven explained that even though the Gems are his family, he needs contact with his human relatives as well, and was happy about getting a new member. Having grown attached to Steven, Andy saved him in his airplane from falling from a great height, and they agreed to stay in touch with each other.

Greg Universe

Greg is Andy's cousin who used to come the family barn based on tradition. After Andy's debut into the modern timeline, the amount of things that changed and how Greg contributed to it led to some bitterness towards each other. It would eventually be resolved at the end of the episode.

Crystal Gems & Lapis Lazuli

Andy's relationship with the Gems starts off poorly. Upon meeting them in "Gem Harvest", he is infuriated with Peridot and Lapis for their modifications to the barn. He assumes them to be homeless hippies, and angrily demands that they leave his property. Andy is further upset when Greg informs him that the Gems are "aliens", interpreting this as illegal immigrants. At first the Gems reciprocate Andy's mistrust. However, wanting to maintain possession of the barn and good relations with Steven's family, they decide to make an effort to understand and befriend him. Despite their initial wariness, Andy and the Gems gradually warm up to each other over the course of the episode. The Gems are thankful for Andy for bringing them together, and he has seemingly come to accept the Gems as family, allowing them to stay at the barn.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • The name "DeMayo" is a spelling variation of "Di Maio", a surname found in Sicily and southern Italy.
  • Andy's personality and conservative political views are based on common right-wing stereotypes.
    • His mannerisms are also very similar to the character Carl from the show Aqua Teen Hunger Force who is voiced by the same voice actor. The most notable difference is Carl being a lot more foul-mouthed and nasty due to the adult nature of ATHF, as well as dressing more slovenly.
  • Andy's surname, DeMayo, is similar to Nick Demayo's, an animation director for "Gem Harvest" as well as the series in general.
  • Andy asks Steven to refer to him as "Uncle Andy" despite them being first cousins once removed. In certain cultures, referring to a distant relative as an aunt or uncle is seen as a sign of respect, while in others, it is a sign of affection.

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ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems Half: Steven

Unfused: AmethystBismuthPearlPeridotRose QuartzRubySapphire
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteCluster GemsGarnetOpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugiliteUnknown Fusion Gem
Hybrid Fusions: Smoky QuartzStevonnie
Inactive: Bismuth • Rose Quartz • "Biggs""Crazy Lace""Snowflake"

Homeworld Gems Unfused: AquamarineDiamonds (Blue DiamondYellow DiamondUnknown White DiamondPink Diamond) • Emerald • Pearls (Blue PearlYellow PearlPink Diamond's Pearl) • Quartz (Holly Blue Agate • The "Famethyst"Carnelian"Skinny" JasperOthers) • Rubies (ArmyDocEyeballLeggyNavy • Others) • TopazesZircons (DefenseProsecuting)

Fusions: MalachiteTopazCorrupted Jasper Fusion"Giant Ruby"Ruby (triple fusion)
Inactive: Centipeetle Mother • JasperPink DiamondZircon (Defense)Zircon (Prosecuting)

Other Gems Corrupted: Ant Gem MonsterBig BirdCentipeetle MotherClock Tower GemCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleGem Cave CreatureGlass GhostHeaven BeetleIce MonsterInvisible Gem MonsterInvisible Manta RayJasperLighthouse Gem MonsterMolluskObeliskOld Book GemOrange Great North MonsterPyramid Temple GemPerils of PweepweePlant MonsterRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterSlime Gem MonsterSlinkerSlug MonsterSnowbeastSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineWorm MonsterUnknown Giant BirdUnknown Giant Gem Monster

Other Gems: The ClusterLapis LazuliMinor GemsMinor Corrupted GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Pink Diamond's EntourageCitrines)

Off Colors Gems: FluoritePadparadschaRhodoniteRutile Twins
Major Characters Human: Connie MaheswaranGreg UniverseLars BarrigaSadie Miller

Other: Lion

Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDoug MaheswaranDr. Priyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionOnion's FriendsPeedee FrymanRonaldo FrymanSour CreamQuentin FrowneySuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabHolo-PearlMagic MossPumpkinSteven Jr.Watermelon Stevens

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressDante BarrigaEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfather) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffMarty's RoadiesMayor Dewey's BodyguardsMartha BarrigaMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • RickyWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeRaccoonSeagullsSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

Camp Pining Hearts: PaulettePercyPierre
Garnet's Universe: FoxmanHopperHoppyRingo
Golf Quest Mini: AceAce's Father
Li'l Butler: Li'l ButlerMr. MoneyMrs. MoneyDaughter Money • Dirtbike Money
Lonely Blade: Evil JanitorLonely Blade
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal BasiliskCrystal ShrimpDrill ParasitesElectric SkullsFryboRed EyeRobot Shooty ThingSmoke MonsterVine Monsters
Alter Egos Billy Bank AssetsChunk TruckConcrete HeatDashing Danny DooberHandsome Hank HackleschmidtHowl JonesLoch Ness BloggsterPurple PumaSea WaspShark-O-ManiaTiger Millionaire
Attack the Light Blue LightGreen LightIndigo LightOrange LightRed LightViolet LightWhite LightYellow Light

Groups: Light ArmyBlue Monsters • Green Monsters • Indigo MonstersOrange MonstersRed Monsters

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Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsUnknown Gems

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