FANDOM


The Slinker is a Gem Monster that first appeared in "Reformed", serving as the episode's antagonist, and later in "Unboxing", serving as a minor antagonist.

Appearance

She resembles a dark, flowering plant. The monster consists of four dark-blue petals, which acts as her mouth, and are light-blue on the inside. Each petal also has five thorn-like projections nearing the tip. The petals are connected together by a darker-blue bulb that tapers to a point. The bulb is connected to multiple vines used as appendages, with two vines having a leaf-like structure at the end.

History

"Reformed"

At some point in time the Slinker enters the Crystal Temple. She is first spotted by Pearl, who later informs the other Crystal Gems of the Gem Monster's presence. After discovering the tunnels the Slinker had dug within the Temple, Garnet begins to pursue the creature inside Amethyst's Room. Amethyst and Steven later join Garnet in her search. Despite their combined effort, the three Crystal Gems struggle to capture the Slinker. The Corrupted Gem is able to poof Amethyst four times, stalling her pursuers in each instance and using the opportunity to escape. After Amethyst poofs for the fourth time, the Crystal Gems defer their search to regroup at the Beach House.

Abilities

  • Physical Vigor: The Slinker is a very fast, limber, sturdy creature, able to withstand multiple hits from Amethyst and Garnet. She also has great physical strength, able to force Amethyst to retreat to her gem with a single bite from her "jaws" or a squeeze from her tentacles.
  • Stealth: As her name implies, the Slinker is proficient at moving quietly and hiding. She often employs this ability to evade and ambush her foes.
  • Burrowing: She is able to move through the ground with ease, forming circular tunnels that lead into different parts of Amethyst's Room.
  • Prehensile Appendages: Her vines are very prehensile, able to entangle enemies with a tight grip to the point of constriction.
  • Projectile Goop: She can secrete a dark, ink-like substance that she seems to be able to shoot across long distances.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • She forced Amethyst to retreat to her gemstone four times.
    • As such, she is the only known Gem Monster to have forced a Crystal Gem to regenerate.
  • She is one of the few Corrupted Gems whose gemstone has not been seen on the show.
    • However, her gemstone is shown in her model sheet.
  • Steven coined her name. Amethyst disliked the name, but Garnet claimed that "the name stuck", and thus they referred to the Corrupted Gem by this name.
  • She resembles the flowering plant Hydnora africana.
  • The Slinker is shown attacking the Gems in the Beach House during the short "Unboxing".
    • She appears to be able to squirt out a form of slime/ink.

Gemstone

Image Description
SlinkersGem The Slinker's gemstone is located inside the junction between the body and the head.

Gallery

Official Artwork

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