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—"Off Colors"

Rhodonite is the unaligned fusion of an unknown Ruby and Pearl[1] who made her debut in "Off Colors". She currently resides in an abandoned Kindergarten facility on the Gem Homeworld amongst other defective or abnormal Gems known as the Off Colors. Her components once belonged to a Morganite, but were replaced after it was discovered that they liked to fuse.

Appearance

Rhodonite has a somewhat muscular build that resembles Garnet's, with reddish skin and a long pointed nose that is slightly turned upward. She has wide, black, afro-style hair with mauve highlights. As a fusion, Rhodonite has four arms, a pair of which are thick and muscular, like a Ruby, and a pair on her waist that are thin, like a Pearl. She wears a black and mauve jumpsuit with a diamond-shaped cutout at the navel, revealing her Ruby gem, and mauve leggings, with one leg that covers her entire right leg and the other only covering a bit of her left thigh. She has a black ballet flat on her right foot and a mauve boot on her left. She also wears a sheer pink shawl over the Pearl gem on her chest and has deep burgundy gloves from the elbow-down on her lower set of arms. She also possesses four eyes that are reminiscent of Rainbow Quartz, with the top pair being wide and expressive like a Pearl's but having dark pupils like a Ruby, and the bottom pair being more closed and reserved and having light colored pupils like a Pearl (also resembling Rose's eyes on Rainbow Quartz).

Her outfit and hair design, looking like a mash-up of her constituent Gems' appearances rather than an even mix, are reminiscent of how Garnet looked when she first formed.

Personality

Rhodonite is shown to stress out a lot, and she is easily frightened. She is also extremely paranoid, possibly due to the eons spent hiding inside the underground Kindergarten on Homeworld. However, Rhodonite is also very kind and can be level headed at times.

History

"Off Colors"

As the Rutile Twins were taking Steven and Lars to an underground Kindergarten, Rhodonite appears along with Padparadscha and Fluorite. When explaining how she is "off colored" to Steven and Lars, she reveals she once belonged to a Gem called Morganite.

"Lars' Head"

She witnesses Lars' transformation and aids in the Kindergarten's isolation. She is shocked when learning that Earth still exists and has not been decimated. She takes interest in traveling to Earth with Steven and Lars. She ends up staying at the Kindergarten with Lars and the other Off Colors in order to help Lars find a way to exit Homeworld.

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Unannounced Episode ("Lars of the Stars")
Rhodonite, along with the rest of the Off Colors and led by Lars Barriga, escape the Homeworld Kindergarten and go on the run. They steal an Emerald's personal shuttle before crashing it on the planet Upsilon-9, travel to various planets, 'impersonate imperial officers during a public jubilee', and later sneak past sixty-seven elite Citrine guards to steal Emerald's fastest ship (the "Sun Incinerator") from a docking bay on the planet Clavia-7. While Emerald contacts them through the ship, Rhodonite (now the 'head of strategic operations' under 'Captain Lars') informs Lars that everything is clear up ahead. After Emerald threatens them, Lars has the Rutile Twins pilot the ship into taking off in hyper-speed.


Relationships

Steven Universe

Rhodonite seems curious of Steven, then befriends him. She often somewhat blames Steven for the Gem-shattering Robonoids that are looking for Steven and Lars.

Lars Barriga

Rhodonite at first doesn't trust Lars, but after saving her from the Shattering Robonoids, she begins to like him. She is also very curious of him after Steven revived Lars in "Lars' Head". When Lars offered to send her to Earth she acts awkwardly and goes for it only to be stopped by Fluorite and the Rutile Twins, who looked at her with slight disappointment.

Padparadscha

Rhodonite seems to have a parental relationship with Padparadscha, due to Padparadscha's absentminded nature. Rhodonite may be slightly annoyed by Padparadscha's late predictions.

Fluorite

Rhodonite treats Fluorite like a mother. Rhodonite is respectful of Fluorite's actions, and is very accepting (although occassionally impatient) of aspects like her slow speech.

Rutile Twins

Rhodonite and the Rutile Twins did not interact much yet, but from what was seen, they seem to have at least a mutual respect for each other.

Morganite

Rhodonite (and her components) used to work for a Morganite until she caught them fusing and replaced them.

Abilities

Presumably, Rhodonite possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • Due to her appearance looking similar to that of how Garnet looked when Ruby and Sapphire first fused, it is possible that Rhodonite has not unfused often since her first formation.

Gemology

Rhodonite In Real Life

Rhodonite in real life.

Gemstone Information


  • The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word "Rhodos", meaning "rose-colored".
  • It commonly has black veins of manganese oxide, especially in larger specimens.
  • Rhodonite is a manganese silicate and forms in the triclinic crystal system. It occurs in both a crystallized and massive, fine-grained form.
    • It contains significant amounts of iron, magnesium, and calcium.
  • It is deep pink to red and opaque, with dark veins of manganese lending some patterning. This crystal is usually used as a semi-precious ornament, or as a minor ore of manganese.
  • It is believed to help express confidence and lovingness.
  • This gem is often confused with Rhodochrosite and the rare mineral Pyroxmangite.
  • Rhodonite is usually found in Russia, Sweden and Australia.

Gemstones

Image Description
Rhodonite (Pearl gemstone)
An unknown component Pearl's gemstone on Rhodonite, located on her chest. It resembles a cabochon, a gemstone that has been polished, but not faceted.

Rhodonite (Ruby gemstone)
An unknown component Ruby's gemstone on Rhodonite, located where her navel would be. It has a square facet. It is a decahedron, specifically a truncated tetragonal dipyramid.

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References

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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 Human: Lars Barriga

Gems: FluoritePadparadschaRhodoniteRutile Twins

Major Characters Human: Connie MaheswaranGreg UniverseSadie 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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