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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

Big Bird was a Gem that participated in the Rebellion. 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

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The Big Bird's gemstones.

  • 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".

Gallery

ve Corrupted Gems

Centepeetle GemNav Wormmonster gemnav Obelisk gemstoneNAV Desertglas gemstoneNAV Gemcavecreature gemstoneNAV Latest-0 Heavenbeetle gemstoneNAV Earhbeetle gemstoneNAV Watermelontourmaline thumbnailNAV Icemonster gemNAV Invisiblegemmonster gemstoneNAV BlueLighthousegem Waterbear gemstoneNAV SlinkersGemNav Crabmonster gemstoneNAV BiggsJasperNavigation SMNav FusionTemplateJasperMonster NewJasperNAV UCGNav Historical Friction monster template picture

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 DiamondPink Diamond) • Emerald • Pearls (Blue PearlYellow Pearl) • Quartz (Holly Blue Agate • The "Famethyst"Carnelian"Skinny" JasperOthers) • Rubies (ArmyDocEyeballLeggyNavy • Others) • TopazesZircons (DefenseProsecuting)

Fusions: MalachiteTopazCorrupted Jasper 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

Save the Light Squaridot
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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