Scrapped Steven Universe Episode Idea Revealed

Scrapped Steven Universe Episode Concept Revealed

Rebecca Sugar’s early sketches for the idea of Steven’s “perfect” powered up gem form, as seen in the artbook.

Rebecca Sugar’s early sketches for the concept of Steven’s “perfect” powered up gem kind, as seen within the artbook.
Picture: Rebecca Sugar/Abrams

Steven Universe could have come to its finish, however that doesn’t imply there isn’t extra to study concerning the life and occasions of everybody’s favorite Human/Gem hybrid. The truth is, there’s nonetheless a lot extra to find about how the present bought made—and Rebecca Sugar herself simply gave us some intriguing particulars about an episode that by no means made it to the display.

Talking throughout at this time’s New York Comedian Con panel for the upcoming artbook Steven Universe: The Finish of an Period—hosted by our very personal Crystal Gem, Charles Pulliam-Moore—Sugar mentioned an thought for an episode lined in idea work within the guide concerning the Homeworld Gem Morganite’s former Ruby and Pearl, now a part of Rodonite the off-color Gem, however ended up being left on the proverbial drafting board.

Rhodonite’s episode would’ve additional explored the present’s method to acceptance and identification by way of Homeworld’s recalcitrant relationship with the idea of fusion, revealing her again story because the Pearl and Ruby of Morganite, the creative designer of the Diamond Authority’s lavish palanquins. “The idea was that Peridot had created a device that could let you know how many times you’ve been rejuvenated [the process of reverting a Gem to their original state, as Spinel did to the Crystal Gems in Steven Universe the Movie]” Sugar stated of the concept. “And so everyone in Little Homeworld is getting checked out to see if they’ve had these lives they couldn’t remember. Most people didn’t have any, some people had one, some people had two, and they try it on Rhodonite and she’s been rejuvenated, like, 17 times. Like, a lot of times.”

From that revelation, the episode would’ve seen Rhodonite try and get better her reminiscences from her many lives, a cyclical love story the place she found that the Pearl and Ruby which might be a part of her had been continually being reset by Morganite, and their love for one another stored bringing them collectively regardless of that.

It’s all very candy, however an concept that was maybe a bit too grand for even a present like Steven Universe—and so the Rhodonite thought was left on the desk. “The issue with the story was that it was massive, it was like 17 episodes crammed into one episode, and it just could not fit and be as full and dramatic as we wanted it to be.” Sugar concluded.

“We really tried to make it work,” added Kat Morris (a author, storyboard supervisor, supervising director on the collection), “but it was a lot of design that we just couldn’t ask the crew put on their timeline.”

At the very least the story, and artwork from different tales that by no means had been, will dwell on when Steven Universe: Finish of an Period hits cabinets subsequent week, on October 13.


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