Steven Universe's Most Terrifying Villain Puts the Diamonds in a New Perspective

Steven Universe has always given its villains sprawling narrative arcs about redemption that culminate with them coming to love Steven and deciding to become his allies. In most cases, that transition is verbalized over multiple episodes, but the show handles things quite a bit differently in “Legs From Here to…

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar on How She Expresses Her Identity Through the Non-binary Crystal Gems

Steven Universe is, without a doubt, one of the most groundbreaking television shows airing right now because of its strong messages about queer positivity, inclusion, and the power of love. As much of an impact as the show has had on its fanbase, it also helped creator Rebecca Sugar become more comfortable with her…

Cartoon Network Knows You Loved the New Steven Universe So Much It's Selling You Everything It Can

Steven Universe made a grand return last week with its “Heart of the Crystal Gems” story arc, a journey that made milestones for the show and definitely didn’t mess about when it came to advancing the series’ story. It was so good, Cartoon Network has basically decided to merchandise the hell out of it almost…

The Great Thing Steven Universe and Dragon Ball Z Have in Common

There comes a point in every Dragon Ball Z fan’s life when you take stock of all of Goku’s friends and family, and realize that most of them were originally villains hellbent on killing the Saiyan hero before eventually coming to love him. In a lot of ways, the same is true of Steven Universe, a show that’s deeply…

Last Night's Steven Universe Was a Groundbreaking Moment for the Show

This week Steven Universe has returned with what is rapidly becoming one of its most compelling storylines so far, as the Crystal Gems come to terms with the shocking revelations surrounding Rose. Last night’s “The Question” not only gave us one of the show’s sweetest episodes, but also a major milestone in the…

All the Clues to Steven Universe's Big Pink Diamond Reveal in One Giant Video Compilation

Steven Universe fans love theorizing about the show almost as much as they love the show itself. So when the last batch of episodes blew the lid clean off one of the show’s longest mysteries, the identity of Pink Diamond, there was a field day as people pored over the series to recontextualize hidden clues. Now even …

In the Next Steven Universe, Pink Diamond's Lies Could Destroy the Crystal Gems

In the newest promos for the show’s next arc, though, the devastation of learning the truth about Rose Quartz and the Diamonds is so profound that even Garnet can’t stand to bear the emotional burden, tearing apart the Crystal Gem whose strength the team has always relied on. That’s extremely not good.

All the Clues Steven Universe Dropped About Its Big Revelation You Never Realized

One of the best things about Steven Universe is how infinitely re-watchable the entire series is. But now that Steven and the Crystal Gems are uncovering new truths about the Diamonds, the primary but mysterious antagonist of the show, watching it from the beginning is a completely different experience.

Steven Universe Is Introducing Garnet to the Off-Color Gems in the Most Charming, Delightful Way

Take a moment to think of just flexibility, love, and trust and how Garnet of the Crystal Gems is going to react to meeting Steven Universe’s Off-Color Homeworld gems. Steven Universe is about to make its long-overdue return to Cartoon Network on April 9, and judging from the newest clip from the show, the next…

My Love for Funko Pops Is What Made Me Stop Buying Them

The very first Funko Pop I ever bought was a Locutus of Borg figurine with a questionable paint job on its silvery armor that was meant as a birthday gift for my father. With my dad’s 60th birthday quickly approaching, I’m reminded that the tiny replica of Patrick Stewart has been sitting in my closet, undelivered,…