It’s time for another Big Deal episode to discuss. This time we’re here talking about Giant Woman, probably a big contender for Top 5 lists for Steven Universe, and definitely one of the defining episodes of the series.
Gem fusion was a big thing. Who here remembers when they saw Opal for the first time? It’s probably pretty hard to forget. She was such a wonderful introduction to the concept of fusion, it was just… Wow. Steven’s awe-struck face probably looked like a lot of ours.
Of course right after Giant Woman aired people noticed some things: Garnet had lit up two separate gems on the temple door in Together Breakfast, and she was also the strongest member of the group. Even then the Garnet Fusion Theory was off to a good start.
We also got to see an interesting gem locale: the Sky Spire. Looking a lot like a nature trail, it was clearly built up to lead to the Heaven Beetle (or the Geode Beetle of Heaven).
At first we thought that the nature trail was made by Gems, but if, as Mr. Burnett says, the Heaven Beetle is a corrupted Gem, that means that humans probably made the trail. We’ve also, as of Rose’s Scabbard seen another place on Earth with floating chunks of rock just like at the Sky Spire: at the Strawberry Battlefield.
So what do you all make of these two interesting things, the hints of Garnet’s status as a fusion and the Sky Spire? When did you first hear the fan theories about Garnet, and when did you come to accept them? And what do you think the deal is with the Sky Spire? Discuss it all in the comments.