Anonymous said: I think the fusion was more a play on their physical attribute along with their personalities. Both are a bit brash in their personalities. The fusion only got angry once she realized Pearl left them there. If anything I think she was more emotionally driven like Amethyst, and in previous episodes we've seen that she is more emotional than she lets on. Then with all that power it creates this beautiful brutish transformation that does come with a price of control
meh, it just looked like Amethyst was overpowering it too much. Like, Garnet’s really stoic, and then Sugilite has this big personality, attitude, smile, etc. She looked so much like Purple Puma, or a gorilla? And the teeth, like where did those come from? I’m actually pretty okay with a lot of it, but I just wish it were a little different, like more intentional badassery. Less losing of control, they should balance each other out like Opal.
Pearl is skittish, but precise and practiced. Amethyst is assertive, but messy. Pearl is graceful, but not well-tempered. Amethyst is strong, but brash. They seem to be a perfect balance, and Opal saves the day all magical-girl style, with Steven looking on in awe at this giant woman he was waiting to see. First gem fusion is so great, right?
I don’t get why the two black/poc-coded gems can’t give a balance too. I was looking forward to a taste of a different gem fusion since Opal was so awesome. Garnet is experienced, but can be too disconnected/distant. Amethyst is headstrong, but needs proper guidance. Garnet is of few words, but she uses them sparingly to make them count, everyone looks to her. Amethyst is teasing and a handful, but she does so lovingly and keeps everything interesting and lively.
Do you see where I’m going? Sugilite could have been this awesome superfighter but she was just a wrecking ball. Garnet says that she summons her weapon by linking “your mind with all existing matter, channeling the collective power of the universe through your gem.” That’s a lot of power for a person (err gem) to have. Amethyst summons her weapon and says “didn’t try at all.” Amethyst definitely has a different poise in this way, because she gives no fucks and is confident that she can just do it. Sugilite could have the brilliant detection of “seeing” like Garnet had in Meat Beat, able to sort through the options and make the right choice without getting too distracted. Look at Garnet getting too drawn into that video game contrasting the more-focused Amethyst (still impulsive however without the leadership of Garnet). Sugilite would be clever like prankster/shapeshifting Amethyst but also speak less and probably process thoughts even faster, choosing the right words to make you laugh (Amethyst) and to inspire the others to fight (Garnet). Sugilite’d probably be less infuriating and just the right amount of playful to keep motivation up.
But no, she’s a show-off, like Amethyst, super strong, like Amethyst and Garnet, wild like Amethyst, animalistic, even (which is not looking so good on the race front), cruel, directionless, overpumped ego… why was Opal afforded the five star gem fusion and then Sugilite just needed to be really big. Kinda kills the appeal of giant woman imho and she’s even more of a giant woman than Opal is. :/
It’s not like all of the traits Sugilite was given aren’t good. The tattered outfit could be interesting, but it implies loss of composure. The fangs could make her menacing, but it just makes her look straight-up violent? Her mouth is huge and that smile is good-creepy… but, what, did Garnet just get eaten by Amethyst?? Opal has this flowing mane pulled back all fancy and ready to fight. Sugilite has a mane… just.. a mane… couldn’t she get some of that afro beauty volumized, some attitude from Amethyst’s bangs? Opal is pretty, Sugilite is monstrous. Opal saves the day, Sugilite almost ends it. Fusing for Amethyst and Pearl was hard because they were so different, and looking past the differences to work together didn’t come easy. Garnet and Amethyst fused right away and then couldn’t even get out of it? why??? And then Pearl is right in the end? Seems like Garnet would have been wise to not fuse if it had that kind of risk… that, or she trusted Pearl to help mediate, but then Pearl abandoned them. Sugilite p much had every right to be angry, and I think Pearl should have owned up to the fact that she was jealous of their capability and admitted to it or apologized or something “fuse with me instead!!!” -sings dramatic song- “yeah… I guess I was right!!!”
Sugilite can be beautiful and brutish, sure, it’s not like she has to be this tip toeing Opal diva, making dramatic and performative displays of power (demonstrating Pearl’s attention to style consistency, better executed now, and Amethyst’s showing off, but more purposeful rather than superfluous). She could have Garnet’s fighting flexibility, blocking every strike, and Amethyst’s boost of eagerness to throw her fist into the mix as much as possible. Yeah, beautiful and brutish could have happened, and sort of did? But Garnet is very intelligent, I think, and calculating, and that was lost (defeated and didn’t see her demise coming, cartoon-villain-style?) and Amethyst’s clever trapping/button-pushing that she’s done on Pearl for years was no longer clever joking, but just fuming and disappointing.
"Is water just hydrogen and oxygen mashed together? analogy wasted." Gem fusion should be about teaming up to bring out the best in eachother, "an amalgam of our combined magical and physical attributes fused into a single entity."