Sorry, we’re fine, we just need a moment. That was definitely a strong start to #StevenBomb2.0, and the new intro is just icing on the cake.
Well if you haven’t seen Sworn to the Sword you’re in for some serious lore treats. Though most of the story is very much focused on the present (even the future), there is some good history lesson content as well. Plus one thing that you might not notice but will jump out at you if you’re looking for it: the Pink Diamond theory just got another point in its favor.
This week is going to be EPIC!
so I guess jasper’s axe is like roses sword?
You mean a certain multicolored rhombus that briefly appears (which is probably equliateral triangle version 1.0)? Yes, I do believe that the pink diamond theory is basically confirmed at this point.
Yep, that’s the exact piece of the background I’m referring to. That’s gonna be a big reveal when the show makes it official.
What, no mention of the new intro and Connie’s big honkln’ sword?
Had to save something for the podcast. 😉
When Steven held out his hand to Connie and said something like “won’t you share this jam with me” , my niece and I yelled out “Princess Tutu!!!!”
Pearl states that she became familiar with the concept of being a knight at the gem arena (which seems to be part of what motivated her self-sacrificing tactics during the rebellion). Something doesn’t seem to add up here with respect to the timeline. Specifically, Pearl’s discussion with Rose at the start of the rebellion occurs over 5,000 years before the start of the show. The start of the middle ages should only be around 1,500 years before the start of the show (unless the presence of gems significantly changed that, as it has other parts of the show’s universe). There are certainly a lot of valid explanations for this inconsistency, but something doesn’t add up.
Humanity has had warrior traditions for a long time. If Pearl is the kind of Gem to think that we could just revert to hunting and gathering if our power went offline, she might be the kind of Gem to use the chivalrous version of knighthood to understand and explain something she learned long before knights were around. As I say in today’s podcast episode, humans have had warrior traditions devoted to single rulers for a long time.
I like the fact that the number of Diamonds/leader gems correspond to the number of points in the diamonds of the design. When there were 4 Diamonds, the shapes are a traditional 4 point rhombus shape, but when the pink one left, the Diamonds became inverted equilateral triangles, probably to hide the fact that there were once 4 leaders. Also, defining properties of both rhombuses and equilateral triangles are that all the sides are the same length, maybe hinting that at least for a while, the diamonds all have equal amount of power/control.