I still cannot get over how disappointing Steven Universe ended up being.
Sure, it had its fair few problems here and there. The town-y episodes were functionally filler and Rebecca Sugar didn't do a very good job of planning out for hiatuses. However, these are all issues that mainly effect an ongoing
series and are negligible once a series is complete.
What isn't negligible is the big twist they decided to go with, where it turns out that Rose Quartz, leader of The Crystal Gems and Rebellion, is ACTUALLY Pink Diamond
. This is possibly the stupidest decision the show could've gone with, as there are many good reasons for why fans dismissed it as a possibility very early on.
These reason include but are not limited to the following:How the hell is PD able to rotate her gem when disguised as Rose? Certainly, if this is a possibility you'd think the show would establish it much earlier on instead of waiting for the twist, making it seem like an ass-pull.
Speaking of shapeshifting, why don't the color scheme's of PD and Rose lineup? Sure they're both pink, however, they have different shades of pink in different spots of their body. From what we knew about shapeshifting, a gem could look like another being but couldn't mimic their colors. Again, it just comes off as another ass-pull.
You seriously expect us to believe a selfish, childish, and bratty little sister character like PD did a COMPLETE 180 in her personality after visiting Earth a handful of times? Becoming this gentle and caring mother figure we know Rose Quartz to be?
How come after A THOUSDAND YEARS of waging war, no one besides Pearl knew about Pink Diamond's secret identity? Did NO ONE get even the slightest bit suspicion on why the two never seemed to be at the same place, at the same time?
Knowing now that Pearl is Pink's servant, does this mean that she never had any free will to begin with? While she is very enthusiastic in being "rebel", all she was really doing from the start was following her master's wishes, which just happened to be treason.
And those are just a few I can come of the top of my head without going SUPER in-depth about 'em. Of course this only pertains to the twist and nothing after it, because it gets A LOT worse and nonsensical from there on out.
I may write about it more tomorrow if I have the time. Ever since that twist and ending, I havePost too long. Click here to view the full text.