Characters in Steven Universe
Steven Quartz Universe (Voiced by Zach Callison)– A young, slightly chubby boy who has a Quartz gem embedded in his belly button that gives him the power to form a protective bubble that can shield himself and his loved ones. He’s cheerful, enthusiastic, optimistic, and at times pretty sure immature given his age. Overall, he’s a pretty happy go-lucky guy. In addition to being the youngest and fourth member of the Crystal Gems, he’s also half-human and half-gem. His mother is Rose Quartz who was the former leader of the Crystal Gems. She had a relationship with a human man named Greg Universe, and through a process not yet explained she gave up her physical form to create Steven and now lives inside his belly button as the Quartz gem. Steven didn’t have much control over his powers when the series began and therefore couldn’t use it very often, but he slowly gains better mastery over his powers as the series goes on. He has formed a pretty close bond and relationship with a human girl named Connie; she become his love interest as the series goes on.
Garnet (Voiced by Estelle)– The current leader of the Crystal Gems. She is cool, calm, collected, and pretty quiet in nature although that’s not to say that she doesn’t get aggressive when the situation calls for it. She has two garnet gemstones embedded in both of her hands that she can form into gauntlets giving her immense strength to battle enemies. She always wears a visor to cover up the fact that she has three eyes, and the third eye in particular can give her the ability to see potential futures. Unlike the other Gems, Garnet is actually a fusion of two different Gems, Ruby and Sapphire, who are romantic partners. They are basically like ying and yang; Ruby is fiery, hot-tempered, and aggressive while Sapphire is calm and collected… Hence my description of Garnet earlier. Overall, Garnet acts as a strong role model to Steven.
Pearl (DeeDee Magno Hall)– The intellectual strategist of the Crystal Gems. Her pearl gemstone is embedded in her forehead which she can use to summon a spear to fight against evil. She has a strict, all work and no play type of attitude. She had a strong relationship with Steven’s mother, Rose, acting as her personal knight that served her loyally. The loss of Rose seems to effect Pearl especially hard. She cares for Steven and the other Crystal Gems. At times she can be short-tempered and seem distant, but deep down she cares for Steven and the other Crystal Gems. She is somewhat of a motherly figure in Steven’s life.
Amethyst (Voiced by Michaela Dietz)– The impulsive and most juvenile (besides Steven) member of the Crystal Gems. She has an amethyst gemstone embedded in her chest that she can use to make an energy whip to fight against enemies. Unlike the other Crystal Gems, she wasn’t created on their Homeworld but rather she was created on Earth. She is very fond of sleeping and eating, even though neither are technically required of gems in order to survive. Her immature, rash, and childlike behavior cause her and Steven to get along really well and act all buddy-buddy like.
Connie Maheswaran (Voiced by Grace Rolek)– She is a girl around Steven’s age that lives in Beach City as well; she eventually becomes Steven’s best friend and love interest on the show. She is a shy, somewhat introverted, and intelligent girl that loves to spend time Steven and the Gems as they are her only real friends. Her family is constantly moving which makes it hard for her to form any lasting relationships with kids her age. The beginning of the series shows her wearing glasses, but as the series progresses a certain event happens that causes her eyesight to be fixed. Eventually, she becomes a skilled sword fighter under the teachings of Pearl, making her the sword to Steven’s shield.
Greg Universe (Voiced by Tom Scharpling)– Steven’s human father who got himself into a relationship with the gem known as Rose Quartz. He is a sensible, honest man who does his best to be a good role model to Steven and stay in his life despite the fact that he no longer lives with him. He was formerly in a rock band in his younger years when he met Rose Quartz, however he now lives in his van in the outskirts of Beach City running a car wash.