The Answer (Steven Universe) - Wikipedia
"The Answer" is the 22nd episode of the second season of American animated television series In this episode, Garnet tells Steven the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met each other, fused to create Garnet, began their romantic relationship. Sapphire is just the average girl at school with a backstory she likes to keep secret. Life is routine for her until she meets Ruby. The popular baseball jock whom. With Garnet's plan of telling Steven that she is a fusion ruined by the events of " Jail Break", she instead begins to tell the tale of how Ruby and Sapphire met and .
Steven turns 14 in this episode.
For example, a silhouette bearing a striking resemblance to Lapis Lazuli appears as a member of Blue Diamond's entourage. However, it is not confirmed if it is really her. The silhouette beside Ruby resembling Lapis Lazuli. Garnet's first-generation outfit is similar to original concept sketches for Stevonnie. This is the only StevenBomb 4 episode in which Peridot does not appear.
Garnet's appearance in this episode resembles Aurora's dress during the "Pink and Blue" scene.
The art style of Lotte Reinigerthe foremost pioneer of silhouette animation, is referenced in this episode. The way Ruby and Sapphire's fusion is viewed by Blue Diamond and the rest of the Homeworld Gems is also similar to how society views queer relationships today.
It has also been confirmed that Ruby and Sapphire are in a same-sex relationship although Gems are technically sexless. In both real life and mythology, important people kings, heroes, generals, and gods sought the council of oracles before going to war to see if fate favored their side. The most important oracle in ancient Greece was the Oracle of Delphi.
Despite her wild emotions, Ruby is still very willing to admit when she has taken her anger too far and will admit when she is in the wrong. She seems to put the welfare of Sapphire above all else, doing everything to find her and immediately made sure that Sapphire was well.
When Garnet is extremely disturbed, Ruby also appears to show the most visible reaction in comparison to Sapphire. This is best demonstrated in " Keeping It Together " when Garnet's left eye began crying.
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After poofing the big Cluster prototype, Ruby and Sapphire start conversing with each other through their respective sides of Garnet, Ruby stating that the forced fusion experiments are Homeworld's retaliation against the Crystal Gems for their rebellion.
While Sapphire shakily tries to calm themselves from this revelation, Ruby is clearly angered at the revelation of Homeworld's experiments and became hysterical. In "Gem Heist", Ruby shows animosity from the fact that Holly Blue Agate sees Blue Diamond as being merciful and starts to rant about its contradictions.
When not angry, Ruby is a suave romantic, soft with words, and quite flirtatious towards Sapphire.
When she channels her emotion on love rather than on rage, she can be affectionate and extremely caring, feeling the need to protect, and even cool down for those whom she truly loves.
These moments of calm also bring out the playful tease inside her, which is for the most part trapped under her wild emotions. Ruby also places much value in trust and fusion, being absolutely outraged with Pearl when she learns she was tricked into fusing into Sardonyx.
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She appears to be a bad conversationalist, occasionally speaking in somewhat unintelligible mumbles, a trait which she carries onto Garnet. In " The Answer ", it is seen that Ruby originally has very little sense of self-preservation or individuality, willing to take the blame for fusing with Sapphire and is content with her own inevitable destruction, arguing that there are "tons of her" in reference to the various identical Rubies found on Homeworld.
She still possesses this to an extent as seen in "Jail Break" when she is only worried about Sapphire and said "Who cares?
In " Hit the Diamond ", she is calmer and collected in terms of her anger than she had been in the past, but she seemed to get really nervous when she did not know what to do. She is also seen to be bad at lying under pressure, giving the Rubies the idea to search the barn. Her romantic nature is also on full display when she spends most of the game flirting with Sapphire to the point it affects the Crystal Gems' chances of winning.
It is only when Steven talks to her that she focuses on the game and pushes Sapphire to do the same. She calmly pleads with a distraught Sapphire to talk about it, although she is left weeping after Sapphire warps away.
She also showed enough forethought to write Sapphire a letter before leaving. History Approximately 5, years ago, Ruby lived on Homeworld as a common foot soldier. Homeworld was attempting to create a new colony on Earthwhich was overseen by Blue Diamond. She was part of the diplomatic team sent to stop Rose's Rebellion on Earth, as one of the three Rubies assigned to guard Sapphire, an aristocratic Gem with prophetic vision, adamant for destroying the uprising in its crib.
When the rebels attacked, the three Rubies fought back, attempting to fulfill their jobs, only for two of them to be poofed by Rose Quartz and Pearl before turning to Sapphire.
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Before her imminent poofing, Sapphire thanked Ruby for her service, at which point Ruby realized Sapphire had already predicted this and that she knew her physical form would be destroyed. Unable to accept that she had failed in her mission of protecting her, Ruby tackled Sapphire to defend her from Pearl and caused them to accidentally form Garnet, changing the prophecy foretold by Sapphire.
They immediately de-fused and were surrounded by an angry crowd.