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—"Doug Out"

Douglas "Doug" Maheswaran is Connie Maheswaran's father. He is first mentioned by Connie in "Bubble Buddies" and made his debut, alongside his wife, in "Fusion Cuisine".

Appearance

Doug Maheswaran commonly wears a tan, button-up shirt with a navy blue tie to go with it. He wears pale navy blue dress pants with black dress shoes. He also wears a pale brown jacket with fur inside and a patch on the left sleeve. He is also wearing glasses.

Personality

Mr. Maheswaran is a strict but loving parent. At times, his restrictive nature verges on being overprotective and causes Connie to miss out on ordinary pleasures most kids her age enjoy. For example, Connie is originally forbidden from consuming food with high trans fat content; consequently, she has never eaten a donut before "Crack the Whip".

Connie is concerned that her father and mother would find the Crystal Gems weird and forbid her from seeing Steven. This indicates that he is a conservative individual. Mr. Maheswaran is visibly uncomfortable during the strange circumstances of the dinner in "Fusion Cuisine", and he attempts to alleviate the awkward situation with a joke. Despite his uneasiness, he attempts to be cordial with Greg and Alexandrite, by asking what they do for a living. He finds common ground with Greg and the Crystal Gems when he observes the way they responsibly reprimand Steven for his actions and even admires Garnet's "sense of humor".

In "Doug Out", Doug showed a more sensitive side, trying to impress his daughter by taking up a "more serious job" and investigating a "dangerous stake-out." Doug, however, is often very silly and fun-loving with his daughter.

History

"Bubble Buddies"

Doug is mentioned by Connie, who tells Steven that he is a private security guard and that he works for a bunch of different beaches which is why Connie's family moves around all of the time.

"Fusion Cuisine"

Doug appears with his family for dinner at the Crab Shack, where he meets Greg and Steven. He and his wife are surprised to meet Steven's "mother" and are shocked at her appearance. After Alexandrite defuses, Connie and Steven decide to run away so they can be friends without having to worry about his and his wife's disapproval. As they are leaving on a bus, the enraged Gems (fused back as Alexandrite) catch up to them and force them to return. The Gems angrily chastise Steven in front of the Maheswarans, and they are impressed with the Gems' parental abilities, and allow Connie to hang out with Steven. Steven, overjoyed, hugs Connie, and he promptly separates them.

"Winter Forecast"

Doug appears in three different alternate timelines, imagined and predicted by Garnet showing Steven her "future vision".

In the first timeline, Doug is angry at Greg for bringing Connie and Steven to his house, "blue" from the coldness. He rudely tells Greg "I think you know where the door is." After Greg announces that he crashed his van, Doug is annoyed and sets up the pullout couch.

In the second timeline, Doug calls Connie to tell her that he is going to pick her up before the snowstorm. He tells her to start putting her shoes on since he is almost at Beach City. In the snowy weather, however, his car begins to swerve, and he crashes.

In the third (and real) timeline, Greg, Connie, and Steven successfully make it to the Maheswaran Residence to drop off Connie. Doug compliments Greg's sweatshirt and tells him and Steven that they shouldn't go back out due to the weather, so he invites them to stay for the night.

"Nightmare Hospital"

Dr. Maheswaran mentions Doug when stating that the two of them will calculate how grounded Connie is for having a sword in her possession.

"Gem Hunt"

Doug is indirectly mentioned when Steven tells Pearl that Connie's parents wanted him to take lots of pictures of her first mission. At the end of the episode, Connie tells Pearl that her parents see all of her pictures.

"Doug Out"

Doug is hired by Harold Smiley as a security guard at Beach City Funland, as there have been recent reports of loiterers causing trouble.

On a stake-out, Doug is helped by Connie and Steven to try to find the mysterious culprits wreaking havoc after-hours. During the course of events, he admits that he wanted to impress Connie and Steven, since they save the world and his wife Priya saves lives at the hospital but he rarely sees any action in his security guard job. After chasing them down, the perpetrator seems to be Onion, who in reality was chased by two unknown shadowy figures, later revealed to be Topaz and Aquamarine.

Occupation

He is a private security guard, but Connie refers to him as a cop. Connie mentions that he has worked on other beaches in the past. Connie and her family have frequently moved throughout her life to accommodate her father's job, making it difficult for her to make friendships.

Relationships

Connie

Mr. Maheswaran is very protective of his daughter, Connie, which is demonstrated when he abruptly separates Steven and Connie when he hugged her unexpectedly in "Fusion Cuisine".

Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran

He is the husband of Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran. They share somewhat similar personalities and perspectives on Connie's academic obligations, but Doug is more easy going and willing to be silly.

Greg Universe

Mr. Maheswaran seems to be on good terms with Greg and sees him as a responsible parent. He compliments his cherry sweater in "Winter Forecast". In the same episode, he happily invites Steven and Greg to stay overnight to avoid driving in the blizzard, showing that he cares about Greg's well-being.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • He is less talkative than his wife.
  • He is very concerned with "safety precautions".
  • Ian Jones-Quartey revealed that his first name is "Doug".[1]
    • Douglas is a common name of Scottish origin meaning "dark stream".
  • According to Ian Jones-Quartey, Mr. Maheswaran is of Indian descent.[2]
  • In "Winter Forecast", he is revealed to be terrible at driving in snowy weather, to the point of crashing into Greg's parked van while trying to locate Connie. Despite this, he will vehemently deny it if brought up, insisting on the opposite.
  • Doug has expressed an interest in comedy, complimenting Garnet at the end of "Fusion Cuisine" on her line "no dinner for one thousand years" and telling Steven and Connie several jokes in "Doug Out".

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References

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: AquamarineEmerald • Topazes (left and right)Zircons (DefenseProsecuting)

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

Other Gems Corrupted: Ant Gem MonsterBig BirdCentipeetle MotherClock Tower GemCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem 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 Entourage67 Elite Citrines)

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

Other: Lion

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 MossPumpkinSteven 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 RoadiesMayor Dewey's BodyguardsMike 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 Hessonite • SquaridotCitrine
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • 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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    • {{support}} C, at the very least Priyanka's page should still have "Dr." at the beginning regardless of what option is chos...
    • Perlen297 wrote:{{Support}} A but I have a suggestion, for Priyanka "Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran" to keep her doctor title Nice