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Steven Universe (Character)
Voiced by Zach Callison
Physical Information
Species Semi-Gem
Gender Male
Personal Information
Friends Amethyst
Connie (love interest)
Peedee Fryman
Ronaldo Fryman
Buck Dewey
Sour Cream
Lapis Lazuli
Family Greg Universe (father)
Rose Quartz (mother)
Greg's Aunt (great aunt)
Greg's Uncle (great uncle)
Occupation Guardian
Alias Tiger Millionaire
Warp Master
Wet One
Current Residence Crystal Temple
First Appearance "Pilot"
Latest Appearance "Lion 3: Straight to Video"

Steven Quartz Universe is the main protagonist of Steven Universe and the only male member of the Crystal Gems. He is the son of Greg Universe and Rose Quartz.


Steven is relatively short with a thick build. He has curly dark brown hair and black pupils. He wears a red T-shirt with a yellow star on it. He also wears blue jeans and reddish-pink sandals. His gem, a rose quartz which he inherited from his mother, is where his belly button should be. In the episode "Beach Party", he wore a red-outlined tank top version of his shirt. In the episode "Watermelon Steven", he wore a straw hat and light-blue overalls.


Steven has a fun and musical personality. He is often seen singing and occasionally playing on his ukulele. He enjoys adventures and wants to save the world with his fellow Crystal Gems, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, even though he doesn't have control over his gem yet. He treats them like friends, looks up to them like sisters, and takes their advice to heart. Steven has a very unique way of handling problems, often making them worse before solving them. What he lacks in experience and magical ability he makes up for by being resourceful, optimistic, and confident in himself. He tries to fix problems on his own first before seeking help, fueled by his happy-go-lucky attitude.

However, despite his cheerful attitude, Steven has his limits. Due to never getting to know his mother, he is extremely protective whenever someone badmouths her. As shown in "Lars and the Cool Kids", when Lars blamed his problems on Steven's "weird mom." Normally trying to make friends with the stuck up teen, Steven immediately snaps at him, much to Lars' own surprise.


Rose Quartz Gem

Rose Quartz gem, not Steven's.

Being half-human, it is unknown if he has all the abilities of a regular Crystal Gem. So far he has demonstrated the ability to heal with his spit (unlike his mother who healed with her tears), summon a weapon, shapeshift, and summon a magic bubble to protect him which is nearly indestructible. One unique dexterity about him is that he is able to change his age depending on his psyche, while fullblood Crystal Gems do not age. It is possible that he could be able to fuse and retreat into his gem after being injured to regenerate. In spite of Steven being half-Crystal Gem, he doesn't have enough training to regularly summon his weapon, a pink shield. He was able to successfully summon his shield in "Ocean Gem" when Lapis was about to attack him. He will likely gain more control of his powers over the course of the show. When it comes to musical abilities, he seems to be quite proficient with the ukulele and singing. According to "Garnet's Universe", Steven has a strong imagination, shown when he makes about Garnet's day. Steven also inherited the power to create sentient plant creatures from his mother as revealed in "Watermelon Steven" when he accidentally created an army of watermelon men.


Rose Quartz

Not much is known about Steven's relationship with his mother as she had to give up her physical form to give birth to Steven. She gave him her gem, the rose quartz. However in "Lars and the Cool Kids" Steven defended Rose when Lars called her weird, saying that he was sad since he never knew his mother, yet he knows Rose saw beauty in everything.

Greg Universe


Greg Universe is Steven's father. As seen in "Laser Light Cannon" and "Cat Fingers", they share a strong father-to-son bond and Greg is always emotionally supportive. Although Greg does not live with Steven, they often hang out.In "House Guest", it shows that Steven and his father used to lived together,but are not currently for unknown reasoning.


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Pearl acts more motherly to Steven than the other Crystal Gems do, as whenever he's in a possibly dangerous situation, she usually panics and acts first to protect him. Likewise, Steven seems to think of Pearl as a motherly figure as well, nearly crying at her defeat in "Steven the Sword Fighter" and keeping a framed photo of her in "Monster Buddies".



Amethyst acts like an older sister to Steven, often joking around with him and joining him in his misadventures. Pearl will often scold Amethyst for being too reckless with Steven when she misleads him such as in "Cat Fingers," which Amethyst admits is probably accurate. Steven seems to acknowledge Amethyst's reckless nature, calling her out when she didn't help him in "Joking Victim" and worrying for her safety in "An Indirect Kiss".



Garnet acts more like a mentor towards Steven, always encouraging him and setting a good example. It is shown that Steven respects her as he always listens whenever she speaks. Steven usually asks Garnet for permission before anyone else, as shown in "Monster Buddies".



Sadie is one of Steven's friends who, unlike her fellow employee Lars, is friendly, considerate and affectionate towards Steven. In "Joking Victim", Steven helps Sadie by working at the Big Donut. Steven also helps Sadie to strengthen relations with Lars in "Island Adventure ".



Connie is one of Steven's "friends" and a possible crush whom he saved in "Bubble Buddies" from a falling rock using his magical crystal bubble power. He is initially seen being relatively nervous to talk with her, but presently, they appear to be close friends. In "Lion 2:The Movie", they are shown hanging out. In "An Indirect Kiss", Steven and Connie almost kissed, as referred to by the title.

Peedee Fryman

Peedee is Steven's friend whom he helped out in the episode "Frybo." Thanks to Steven, Peedee earned the respect of his father and doesn't have to wear the Frybo suit anymore.



Onion is Steven's friend whom he talks to in the episode "Bubble Buddies." Steven addresses Onion as if they're good friends. In "Onion Trade," Steven gives his favorite action figure to him as a gift, despite the fact that Onion had originally stolen it.



Lars appears to be annoyed by Steven. He is always making fun of him, although this may only be because he is jealous of Steven for being a Crystal Gem. Steven may be ignorant of this however, because in "Bubble Buddies," he refers to Lars as his 'BFF.' However in "Lars and the Cool Kids" he got angry with Lars and called him a jerk for insulting his mother. As of "Lars and the Cool Kids" Lars and Steven find a way to connect and Lars is seemingly on better terms with Steven.

Lapis Lazuli


Steven became friends with her in "Mirror Gem" when he was given the Mirror by Pearl, which turned out to not work. Then a little while later, Lapis began to talk to Steven and they became good friends. She wanted to get out of the mirror and told Steven how to do so. After she was free, she warns Steven not to trust the Crystal Gems and walks away. In "Ocean Gem", Steven healed Lapis's gem crack, which in result, gave her eyes and wings back. She thanks Steven before departing back to her home planet.


  • Steven, along with Sugilite, is the only Gem whose gemstone is not a birthstone.
  • Steven's name and appearance is based on Rebecca Sugar's brother, Steven Sugar, who is a background artist for the show.
  • In the transition from the pilot to the series, Steven underwent only one change, it being:
    • Removal of gold ring around gem.
  • Steven is the only character that is not named after his gem.
    • Steven's middle name (Quartz), represents Rose Quartz.
  • Steven is the only Crystal Gem that doesn't have a color scheme that matches his gem.
    • This could be because he is part human, or he inherited his mother's skin.
    • He is also the first and only male Gem so far in the series.
  • The rose quartz on Steven is faceted with a pentagonal shape.
  • In "Together Breakfast," he had a phone similar to an iPhone, but Garnet snatched it from him to destroy it after he took a picture of the Evil Scroll.

    • This could possibly be because of his shape-shifting abilities acting up in times of need.
  • Steven has an ability to grow to whatever age he wants to be, shown in "So Many Birthdays."
  • In "So Many Birthdays," his adult version of himself is similar to Rebecca Sugar's Brother, Steven Sugar.
  • Steven is homeschooled by the Gems.[1]
Temple Door Steven

Steven's Door (Formerly Rose Quartz)

  • He is revealed to be the first half-human, half-Gem to exist. [2]
  • Steven's shield has appeared two times throughout the series, once in "Gem Glow" and a second time in the episode "Ocean Gem".
  • Steven has the ability to bubble gems and items, as shown in "Monster Buddies", "Ocean Gem", and "Secret Team".
  • It was revealed in "Monster Buddies" that Steven keeps a framed picture of Pearl on the side of his fridge.
  • He is the character who cried the most in the series so far, 7 times.
  • In "An Indirect Kiss" Steven is revealed to have healing spit.
    • Steven's healing capabilities have been shown to heal broken gems, correct eyesight, and heal fractured bones.
  • Steven is the only character to appear in every episode so far.
  • It's shown in the episode "Island Adventure" that Steven doesn't really know the concept of privacy.

External Information

Go here to learn more about the Rose quartz gemstone.


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  • "Wet One"

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    • I'd say go ahead! And post this in the Questions and Answers board next time too ^.^
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  • Steven and Amethyst fusion gem

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    • Goji73 wrote:Everyone's talking about a Steven and Amethyst fusion... What about a fusion with him and Garnet, or Pearl? I imagine Garnet would...
    • Jay T. Dawgzone wrote:Goji73 wrote:Everyone's talking about a Steven and Amethyst fusion... What about a fusion with him and Garnet, or Pearl...

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