The Gems definitely have interesting ideas for what the Earth should look like. What do those plans indicate, however? This is the topic from our #StevenBomb4 lore implications we’re taking a look at first.
What was initially planned
Peridot called up a map of the Earth with major Gem constructions pointed out. While the map did show Earth as having a lot of damage done to it, more interesting are the fourteen red dots on it. She said they consisted of five percent of what was initially planned.
We can make a guess about what some of the dots are. The beta kindergarten was already pointed out earlier in the episode, and the prime kindergarten can be assumed to be the only other dot in the United States. The Lunar Sea Spire is probably the next dot in that line, and the galaxy warp is probably located in either the middle of the Atlantic or the center of the crater lake in the north of Russia (whichever site isn’t the galaxy warp may house a second sea spire).
If those dots represent major construction, then we can expect that there were roughly 280 major sites planned. Peridot already said that there would be 89 kindergartens and 67 spires, meaning there would be roughly 124 other major constructions.
A Galaxy Warp in each facet
But how many of those extra constructions are galaxy warps? Only two red dots are on the map Peridot called up; one of them is known to be the beta kindergarten, and the other can be assumed to be. Since the prime kindergarten is in facet five and the beta kindergarten is in facet nine, we’ve moved four facets in roughly eight percent of the Earth’s circumference. Assuming only one grouping of facets north of the equator and one south of the equator, that puts a minimum expected number of facets on Earth at a hundred.
It’s very hard to tell how many of those facets would still be around after work on the Earth had finished, though. Most of the surface would be gone, and what remained would be rather skinny. The design appears to show about fifteen (give or take) large structures – which could be termed spires if only there were sixty or so of them – that seem to be present in larger chunks of surface. These may very well be galaxy warps. Whatever they are, they seemed to be connected to the mass left at the center of the Earth.
A perfect colony
However many of those remaining structures are galaxy warps, it’s obvious that the Gems had plans for Earth beyond stripping it for raw materials. We don’t get to see much of the Gems when they’re not busy trying to conquer things, but it doesn’t seem like the Earth would be used for purely military purposes either. The only spires we’ve seen, the Lunar Sea Spire and the Sky Spire, have both appeared to have cultural significance; less than a third of the constructions planned were kindergartens, and the more of them that were galaxy warps the more travel Earth would have been expected to see.