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The Big Bird is a Corrupted Gem and the main antagonist of her debut episode, "Giant Woman".

Appearance

The Big Bird takes the form of a massive bird-like creature with large, broad wings, thin, stick-like legs, and a comparatively small tail. She has brown feathers covering almost all of her body with purple plumage on her chest and belly. She has a huge jagged beak that extends to her forehead and is able to hold a large number of objects and has no visible eyes. Her interior is encrusted with gemstones that are encased by bubbles.

History

Background

Big Bird was a Gem that participated in the Gem War. When the Diamonds unleashed the Corrupting Light, Big Bird was exposed and became corrupted.

"Giant Woman"

While attacking the Crystal Gems at the Sky Spire, she attempts to eat Steven and Steven Jr. Opal critically injures Big Bird by punching through her stomach to retrieve both Steven and Steven Jr., resulting in her reforming into many smaller birds. Big Bird is then defeated by Opal, who shoots her smaller versions with her arrows. Following her defeat, the gems comprising Big Bird are automatically bubbled by Opal.

Abilities

  • Avian Physiology: The creature takes on the form of a colossal bird and thus has the same innate abilities a bird has, such as the ability of flight and the use of her talons and beak as weapons.
  • Super Ingestion: Big Bird consumes people, animals, and objects indiscriminately.
  • Fission: When she sustains serious damage, she splits into numerous smaller versions of herself, which are simply tiny heads with beaks and wings. This also appears to involve fragmenting her gem.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • Her "beak" bears a strong resemblance to the jaws/mandibles of the Centipeetle's from "Gem Glow".
  • She may be related to the bird the Crystal Gems fought in the episode "Cheeseburger Backpack".
  • The amount of gems within the Big Bird implies that she is a corrupted Gem Fusion, or a corrupted Gem who has various bubbled gems stored inside of her.
  • She has a similar appearance to the top figure of the totem pole from Greg's storage unit.
  • She is featured as an enemy that Steven must avoid in Gem Bound.
  • Among the many items swallowed by the Big Bird, a Maneki-neko figurine can be seen in the pile of debris Steven Jr. was sitting upon in "Giant Woman".
  • The Big Bird is a prime obstacle in the original Cartoon Network game, "Goat Guardian".

Gemstones

Image Description
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Big Bird's gemstones are jagged shards in different shapes. They are located in an unknown place.

Gallery

ve Corrupted Gems

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ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems Half Gems: Steven

Unfused Gems: AmethystBismuthLapis LazuliPearlPeridotRose QuartzRubySapphire
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteGarnetOpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugiliteUnknown Fusion Gem
Hybrid Fusions: Smoky QuartzStevonnie
Inactive Gems: Lapis LazuliPeridotRose QuartzBiggs Jasper
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: AquamarineEmerald

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazCorrupted Jasper FusionGiant RubyRuby (triple fusion)
Inactive Gems: JasperPink DiamondZircon (Defense)Zircon (Prosecuting)

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems Corrupted Gems: Biggs JasperJasperWatermelon TourmalineBig BirdCentipeetle MotherCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleIce MonsterInvisible Gem MonsterLighthouse Gem MonsterPyramid Temple GemPlant MonsterSlinkerSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearWorm MonsterUnknown Giant Gem Monster

Other Gems: The ClusterMinor GemsMinor Corrupted GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite • Nephrite-XJ Cut-763 • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Pink Diamond's EntourageUnknown Crystal Gems67 Elite Citrines)

Comics Gems: Ant Gem MonsterClock Tower GemGlass GhostInvisible Manta RayMole Gem MonsterMolluskMonster Lizard GemObeliskOld Book GemPlant MonsterPerils of PweepweeRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterRed Eel MonsterSlime Gem MonsterSlug MonsterSnowbeastTentacle MonsterUnknown Giant Bird

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller

Gem Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranDr. Priyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanRonaldo FrymanSour CreamQuentin FrowneySuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

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

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfather) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • RickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird AliensUngulate AliensMinor Alien 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 BladeLonely Blade's Brother
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal 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

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotCitrine
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsSpeciesUnknown Gems

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