|“|| Yellow Diamond: What do you know about the Earth?|
Peridot: Apparently more than you, you clod!
|~ Peridot calling her former superior Yellow Diamond a clod.|
|“||It's not a shell. There's so much life, living here. That's what I'm doing! I'm living here! I've been learning new things about myself all the time! Like how I can make metal do my bidding! The point being: Earth can set you free.||„|
|~ Peridot to Jasper about the Earth|
|“||You thought we wouldn't be here at a time like this?||„|
|~ Peridot in "Change Your Mind"|
Peridot (Specifically, Peridot Facet-2F5L Cut-5XG) is a member of the Crystal Gems and one of the two tritagonists. She made her debut in "Warp Tour". She was originally a Homeworld Gem technician and a certified Kindergartner. After being stranded on Earth following the events of "Jail Break", she acted as a recurring antagonist until becoming more of an anti-hero and pseudo-antagonist by establishing a truce with the Crystal Gems in "When It Rains" to help them save the Earth from the Cluster. She officially became a member of the Crystal Gems in "Message Received" after she defied and insulted her Homeworld superior, Yellow Diamond. Peridot is lives at the barn with Lapis Lazuli until Lapis left Earth and took the entire barn with her in "Raising the Barn" as Peridot is forced to live with Steven. As of the Season 5 half-hour special, "Reunited", Peridot is poofed by Yellow Diamond after attempting to stand up to her former boss. She eventually reappears in the Season 5 half-hour finale special "Change Your Mind" to help Steven and Connie along with Lapis and Bismuth.
Peridot Facet-2F5L Cut-5XG is an Era 2 Peridot-type Gem created on the Gem Homeworld sometime after the Rebellion on Earth with the natural abilities to be a technician and certified Kindergartner. However, as a result of dwindling resources she, as well as other Era 2 peridots lacked standard gem powers and was given "limb enhancers" instead. Her superior, Yellow Diamond, assigned her to go to Earth in order to check on the Cluster and its prototypes.
Before Peridot's debut, she monitors the Red Eye that is sent to Earth in "Laser Light Cannon" looking for any remaining Gems on Earth.
In "Warp Tour", Peridot sends her Flask Robonoids to Earth to repair the Homeworld Warp, which allows her to warp to Earth. From there, Peridot plans on warping to the Kindergarten, but she grows concerned when she sees Steven's Crying Breakfast Friends! sticker. She then notes "this site may have been compromised" and warps back to Homeworld. After she leaves, Garnet smashes the Homeworld Warp Pad so Peridot could not return.
In "Marble Madness", Peridot sends a new type of Robonoid to Earth: Plug Robonoids. The Crystal Gems destroy all but one of them, which they follow to the Kindergarten to find out what it is trying to accomplish. Peridot then uses the Robonoid to link with the Prime Kindergarten Control Room from Homeworld and a large hologram of her face appears. Peridot then proceeds to perform a status check of the facility but is interrupted by Steven. When asked what she is doing there, Peridot simply replies that she is "just picking up where they left off" before attempting to crush Steven, who is saved by Garnet. Peridot is surprised to find Gems on Earth, as according to Homeworld's records Gems were wiped out on Earth. The Crystal Gems then destroy the Kindergarten's power source there, thus severing Peridot's visual and audio link.
In "The Return", Peridot returns to Earth with a Gem Warship, Lapis as her informant, and Jasper as her escort. Peridot tells Jasper that it is them, the Crystal Gems, who have been interfering with her mission. However, she scoffs at Peridot and orders her just to destroy them with the ship's weapons. Peridot fires an intense beam of energy at the Crystal Gems using the ship, but Steven uses his shield to block Peridot's attack. Jasper then orders Peridot to launch a barrage attack while she fights the Crystal Gems and captures them.
In "Jail Break", Peridot argues with Jasper saying that the reason they came to Earth is to check on the Cluster, but Jasper ignores her and orders Peridot to turn the ship around and plot a course for Homeworld. However, Steven escapes and breaks the others out of their cells. When the Gems reach the ship's bridge, they find Peridot and tie her up with Amethyst's whip. Then Pearl redirects the ship towards Earth. Before the ship crashes to Earth, Peridot escapes using an escape pod and lands in a field ironically close to Beach City.
In "Keeping It Together", the Crystal Gems encounter Peridot at the Kindergarten, where she is noting how the fusion experiments are developing properly and how a few have even emerged early. After she sees the Crystal Gems, she quickly flees. She taunts the Gems by telling them how she already got the information she needed to complete her mission for Yellow Diamond.
In "Cry for Help", Peridot repairs the Communication Hub so she can send a mission to Yellow Diamond, telling her that Lapis and Jasper went M.I.A., and that she is stranded and needs help.
In "Friend Ship", Pearl discovers they can track Peridot every time she uses a Warp Pad by using her old escape pod. They first track her to the Galaxy Warps where she is trying to repair the Homeworld Warp. They fight, but she escapes using another Warp Pad. They next track her to a wrecked Gem colony ship; however, they soon learn it is a trap, and Peridot seals them in and activates the ships internal weapons. After fighting their way through a gauntlet of traps, the Gems make it to the bridge, where they corner Peridot. Peridot, however, blows a hole in the roof and attempts to fly away. Before she can, though, Steven grabs hold of one her limb enhancers, forcing her to leave it behind.
In "Catch and Release", Peridot kidnaps Steven from his bed to force him to repair the Homeworld Warp Pad just like he repaired Lapis' gemstone. Stemming from the loss of his healing powers. However, Steven is unable to heal the pad, resulting in Peridot lapsing into despair. The other Crystal Gems subsequently arrive to rescue Steven resulting in a brief confrontation that ends with Garnet crushing Peridot between her gauntlets. Upon bubbling her gem, the Crystal Gems realize that her limb-enhancers were not part of her body before they are dumped into the sea by Amethyst. Before being "poofed", Peridot desperately tries to barter the promise of information, only to be swiftly cut off, resulting in Steven being curious about what she knew. Descending into the Burning Room, Steven frees Peridot to ask her about the mysterious threat to Earth. Indignant at being deprived of her limb-enhancers, and terrified of the bubble room, Peridot childishly brawls with Steven before escaping upstairs and running into the Crystal Gems. Cornered and desperate, she locks herself in the bathroom and attempts to escape through the toilet. Realizing her usefulness, the Gems and Steven agree to let her reside in the bathroom while they try to interrogate her for information on the Cluster. Offering the foot taken in "Friend Ship" as a peace token, Steven manages to barter for the use of his bathroom, and establishes a tenuously civil discourse with Peridot, assuring her that he meant her no harm.
In "When It Rains", while she is civil with Steven, she refuses to tell the Crystal Gems about the Cluster when they try to interrogate her through the bathroom door. After the Crystal Gems leave on a mission, she panics and runs out of the bathroom at the sound of thunder, assuming the Cluster has finally emerged and that the thunder is the sound of the planet being destroyed. She clings fearfully to Steven while he demonstrates the concept of precipitation to her using a saucepan as a means of explaining the thunderous booms. When Steven ventures outside to show her that rain is harmless, she is seemingly concerned for his well-being, although after hesitantly testing the rain herself, she joins him outside. Taking this demonstration to mean that Steven is, in fact, a more intelligent being than she initially thought, she then agrees to share her information on the Cluster with Steven exclusively, still mistrusting the Crystal Gems. However, all her data is stored in her limb enhancers, but Peridot reveals there is a backup of her logs in the Kindergarten. Steven agrees to accompany her there with the caveat that she hold his hand the entire time. Warping to the Kindergarten, the two of them fall off a nearby ledge as Peridot attempts to use her non-existent limb-enhancers to scale the wall. Commenting on the lackluster condition of the area, Steven reveals that he is a human-gem hybrid, which puzzles Peridot. At Facet Five, she tells Steven the origins of the Gem Mutants and the threat that the Cluster poses to Earth, but she believed that with Steven's vast knowledge of Earth and its behavior, the two of them could stop the Cluster from emerging. Steven, however, tries to clarify her misunderstanding by telling her that he used to be scared of thunderstorms when he was young but lost his fear when he learned how they work from his dad, and suggests informing the Crystal Gems about the Cluster. However, she is still reluctant to involve the Crystal Gems, believing stubbornly that she and Steven can stop it together. At this point, they are attacked and cornered by Gem mutants, and quickly saved by the Crystal Gems, who initially berate Steven until Peridot assumes responsibility for the incident, and finally, agrees to share information on the Cluster.
In "Back to the Barn", Peridot concedes to her lack of options and, with Steven's help, informs the Crystal Gems about the Homeworld's plan for the Cluster to destroy the Earth. Pearl and Peridot both decide they need to build a drilling machine to reach the Earth's core and prevent the Cluster from reaching its point of emergence. Peridot immediately begins to destroy and cannibalize Steven's various household appliances before Steven suggests that they use the parts in his father's storage barn instead.
While forming plans for the construction of the machine, Peridot reveals the prejudices apparently native to Homeworld Gems regarding the caste system of gem types, informing Steven that pearls on Homeworld are little more than a form of coveted high-class servants, and that Pearl is "not made" to do anything other than serving her betters. This leading to a more general argument as to who should design the drill, Steven suggests they have a robot building competition to decide who should be in charge. After building their respective robots, Pearl and Peridot begin competing in a series of challenges presided over by Steven. When the competition is over, Steven tallies their scores only to find it is a tie. Pearl deduces that they must share leadership, but Peridot refuses to accept the outcome, repeating her opinion that Pearl is inherently beneath her. Peridot wins the subsequent brawl after smashing Pearl's robot, but not before being punched in the face by a defiant Pearl. Declaring herself the winner, Peridot is confused when Steven and the other Gems still stand behind Pearl, Steven declaring that Pearl is anything but "a common Pearl," because she works hard to learn new skills and better herself. Peridot reluctantly acknowledges Pearl as a competent technician, and subsequently, agrees to work with her.
In "Too Far", to replace her logbook, which is saved on her limb enhancers, Steven gives Peridot a tape recorder instead to make a record of her experiences. While looking over Pearl's designs for the drill, Peridot asks Garnet to unfuse, as it makes her feel uncomfortable. Unaware that her comment is offensive, Peridot is leashed to a nearby fence in retaliation. While working on a microwave, she becomes increasingly exasperated and bemused by Steven and Amethyst amusing themselves with her lack of knowledge about Earthly objects and customs. At this point, Pearl mentions how they still need a head for the drill, and Peridot suggests they get one from an Injector at the Kindergarten. Garnet tells Steven and Amethyst to chaperon Peridot and keep her in line while there. While at the Kindergarten, Peridot vents her exasperation of her current situation. Taking positive reinforcement from Amethyst's laughter at her many roast-like commentaries about the other Crystal Gems, Peridot inadvertently tells Amethyst that she is a defective Gem. Not noticing the danger signs in Amethyst's reactions, she proceeds to explain in detail how Amethyst is "gemetically wrong," as she is supposed to come out large and physically imposing, as opposed to small. Back at the barn, Peridot is confounded by Amethyst's new coldness towards her and reacts in frustration when Steven explains how she had hurt Amethyst's feelings. Confused and hurt by Amethyst cold-shouldering her, Peridot fails to notice a malfunction in the drill head, sending it spinning out of control. When the drill head hurtles towards Amethyst, Peridot rushes to push her out of the way while Steven stops the machine. During the cleanup, Peridot records an apology on her tape recorder. She explains that despite being ignorant of Earthly customs, she is trying to learn and that even though Amethyst is defective she, Peridot, is no better due to having failed in her mission and allied herself with the enemy, and struggles with that as well. Amethyst forgives Peridot, albeit with the side-note that she is "still a nerd".
In "Steven's Birthday" Peridot is shown walking out of the barn still busy working on the drill, while the others celebrate Steven's 14th birthday.
In "It Could've Been Great", when the Crystal Gems go to the moon to discover the exact location of the Cluster's gestation, Peridot sees her Diamond's mural and talks about her. Upon discovering the Cluster's coordinates in the Diamond Control Room, Steven inquires about what the Gem empire had originally planned for the Earth, prompting Peridot to bring up a holographic display of a completed Gem colony. While everyone else present is horrified, Peridot describes the hologram with approval, earning the ire of the other Gems. When she inadvertently insults Rose Quartz' memory, Garnet is almost pushed to violence until Steven talks her down, thoroughly confusing Peridot, who does not understand the reaction. Before leaving the room, Peridot covertly acquired a small, diamond-shaped device from the control room throne.
In "Message Received", it is revealed that the object she took is a Diamond Direct Line Communicator to contact Yellow Diamond with. Believing that she is going to use it to summon more Homeworld Gems, Steven locks her in the barn and takes it. Upon telling the other Gems what Peridot did, they were enraged at her, mainly Amethyst. Peridot escapes with Peribot and takes the communicator back. Her robot suit is destroyed and, during the ensuing struggle, Peridot activates the communicator, prompting the others to hide while Peridot makes her report. When asked why she did not call from her ship, she lies and claims the ship to have been destroyed because of a mistake upon landing, indicating that she cares about the Crystal Gems to the point where she does not want to rat them out to Yellow Diamond. When informed she will be sent for and go to her next assignment, Peridot quickly gives her opinion that the Cluster should be terminated, saying that the Earth could be of use for its unique resources. Yellow Diamond refuses the gesture and orders her to allow it to grow and destroy Earth, chiding her for her many failures, and making it clear that she wants the Earth destroyed. Upon seeing that Yellow Diamond can not be reasoned out of her decision, Peridot declares that there are things on the Earth worth protecting, screams that she is a clod, and quickly cuts the connection. Horrified at her actions, Peridot curls into a fetal position while the Gems dispose of the exploding communicator. The others praise her for her actions and declare her to be a Crystal Gem.
In "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot wrestles with her rebellious actions, repeatedly switching between horror and ecstasy as she replays the word "clod" over and over on her recorder. While Garnet sits her down to try and help her cope, Steven decides to listen to Peridot's past logs throughout the time of her being with the Crystal Gems to see how she and Garnet became so close. Beginning with Log Date #7 11 2, Peridot describes being given the tape recorder by Steven and ponders if the organic lifeforms on Earth (humans) have the ability to fly, having witnessed an insect doing so. To find out, she pushes Greg off of a roof, only to be caught by Garnet, prompting Peridot to decide that she does not like her. Steven then skips to Log Date #7 12 2. Peridot discusses how she has been assigned to clean the barn as a chore and, while cleaning, finds a pair of pants, which she incorrectly calls "shirts", rather than "shorts", and puts them on. Garnet catches her wearing them and in a panic, she rips them off. In the next part of 7 12 2, Steven gives Peridot buckets to wear on her feet as a gift to be tall once again on her one-month anniversary of being with the Crystal Gems. Steven teaches Peridot about how friends give each other gifts as an act of kindness. Peridot tells Steven about how she would not use the buckets and orders Steven to leave her alone, but later secretly puts on the buckets to increase her height, and imagines getting compliments from the Crystal Gems. In a later, unspecified log, Peridot is seen reading a joke book and laughs to herself after reading "why did the chicken cross the road?", despite not knowing what a chicken is. In the next log, Steven sets up a TV in the barn for Peridot to watch Camp Pining Hearts. When Steven returns to Peridot after 3 days, she is immensely immersed in the show, making character charts and reciting long-winded explanations of subtext just from one episode, to the point where Steven refuses to admit that there are more episodes of the show.
Next, in Log Date #7 13 2, Peridot discusses the progress of the drill and is startled from behind by a shapeshifted Amethyst, which makes Peridot amused. Peridot concludes that she appreciates Pearl's efforts forming a bond and that she finds Amethyst entertaining, but she is still uncertain about Garnet, whose enigmatic personality gives Peridot trouble in discerning. Later, Pearl and Amethyst fuse into Opal to construct a part of the drill, which prompts Peridot to ask Garnet why she is always fused and seemingly doing nothing with it. Garnet signals Peridot to sit next to her, which she does, and wishes to teach Peridot about fusion. To help her understand, Garnet offers to fuse with Peridot so that she can understand firsthand. Peridot puts on her buckets and the two dance, although Peridot pulls away at the last minute, feeling unready. Feeling frustrated that she still does not understand, Garnet tells her that she is proud of Peridot for at least trying to understand. At the end of the logs, Garnet's recorded voice tells Steven to give the recorder back.
In "Super Watermelon Island", Peridot starts evaluating frequent tremors that have been going on, diagnosing them to be related to the upcoming hatch of The Cluster. She fears that it is closer than ever and that the Crystal Gems must take immediate action, and gets annoyed when these go in hunt of Malachite instead, in Mask Island. She stays with Steven and the two discuss the issue of Malachite before she instigates Steven into connecting with the Gems through his psychic, to help them out.
In "Gem Drill", Peridot witnesses Steven waking up again, as intense earthquakes have hit the ground, and is stressed, commanding Steven to go to the drill immediately, and gets annoyed when the Gems can not come to help. However, she loses no time and starts drilling, with a cold and calculated endeavour all throughout the trip, only opening herself when they hit the layer of hot peridotite, and she acknowledges her feelings, or the lack of them, towards Homeworld, before being interrupted by a barrage of Cluster prototypes, which she eliminated using a blast cannon integrated in the drill. They soon come across the Cluster, and while Steven is reluctant to its destruction, she is ready to go for it, if it is not for the fact that it starts forming on the spot and Peridot realizes that they were not able to save the Earth, and shares a "last moment" with Steven. Luckily, the Cluster is confused and struggles to form, opening an opportunity which she uses to make contact with the Cluster.
She gets worried when it seems that Steven is not feeling well with the impact and even questions whether she should continue for Steven's sake, but Steven's problem appears to be severe, as his pain and drastic movement cause the drill to break several times. She is only later seen when Steven wakes up from passing out and is worried for him and is shocked when he informs her that they will need to bubble the Cluster. Luckily, Steven and the shards take care of the problem, and soon they are on the surface again, celebrating, as the Gems and Lapis Lazuli return from Mask Island.
In "Same Old World", Peridot decides to stay at the barn instead of living at the Temple. When Lapis Lazuli and Steven return to the barn from their trip, Peridot welcomes them back home where she announces to Lapis that she will be staying at the barn which Lapis is not okay with.
In "Barn Mates", Peridot and Steven try to come up with a compromise so that she and Lapis can both live at the barn together. Lapis does not want to stay in the barn because she does not like Peridot, who brought her back to Earth as an informant. Peridot explains to Lapis that she is different, and Steven vouches for Peridot, but Lapis is not convinced. When Lapis leaves the barn to rest on top of the silo, Steven helps Peridot write an apology letter for Lapis. Once it is completed, Peridot calls for Lapis, but Lapis ignores her which makes Peridot wonder why she is not responding. Steven calls for Lapis, and Lapis comes down immediately, and Peridot hands her the letter. Lapis reads it out loud and is not thankful about the compliments were given by Peridot. Steven and Peridot return to the barn to come up with another plan and they decide to use the hole in the ground from the drill as a pool for Lapis. The two show Lapis and Lapis explains how she is taking a break from water but thanks them for their generosity.
When coming up with another plan, Steven tells Peridot that she should give Lapis something that is hers. Peridot likes this idea and wraps up her tape recorder and gives it to Lapis. Lapis crushes it, and Peridot asks what Lapis wants, and she wants Peridot to leave. Peridot accepts this and walks way, only to return with a Homeworld tracking vessel after her. Lapis destroys it and asks Peridot if she is okay, and Peridot smiles ear to ear because Lapis seems to be okay with her.
In "Hit the Diamond", Peridot panics when she sees the five Ruby soldiers hopping out of the Roaming Eye. Peridot believes that the Rubies are after her since she insulted Yellow Diamond. Peridot is instructed by Steven to stay in the barn while the Gems and the Rubies play baseball. At the end of the game, when the Rubies discover that the Gems are actually Gems and not humans, they fuse together. Peridot crawls out of the barn on all fours and scurries over to the scene like a dog. She pleads the Rubies to take her since she thinks the Gems should not be fighting her battle. Peridot is surprised when she discovers that the Rubies are actually looking for Jasper and not her.
In "Too Short to Ride", Peridot is given a tablet by Steven to make up for her lost limb enhancers. She then follows Amethyst and Steven for a day at Funland. During the trip, they find themselves prohibited from riding on the main rollercoaster due to their short height. Amethyst suggests shapeshifting to appear bigger, but Peridot refrains from doing so. Peridot then becomes fascinated by an alien plush toy but is unable to win the game to get it.
She later reveals that she, in fact, can not shapeshift, so Steven and Amethyst start a mission to teach her. When nothing seems to work, Peridot cracks and reveals that, due to the lack of resources back on Homeworld, she is created without powers in a new era of Peridots which need a tech to be useful. This means she has no powers, and therefore, cannot shapeshift. Amethyst is irritated by Peridot's stubbornness of focusing on what she could be instead of having fun, and also by the fact that she is constantly on her new tablet. She forcibly takes Peridot's tablet from her hand to throw it into the sea. In the midst of the action, Peridot lunges her arms forward in an attempt to stop the tablet from hitting the water and discovers that she indeed does have a power, ferrokinesis. Using her new found power, she is able to win her so-wanted alien plushie.
In "Beta", Peridot is seen living in the barn with Lapis when Steven and Amethyst visit. She and Lapis are watching and commenting on Camp Pining Hearts. They both show them around, having customized the barn to their liking. Peridot shows them their museum of the objects that remind them of the past, called "meep morps", hers being a table with several cassettes, along with her broken recorder with a blue ribbon placed on it.
Peridot goes outside and tries to cheer Amethyst up and mentioning that Jasper was also made on Earth, sparking interest. She explains how halfway through the gem war, Homeworld needed more gems, so they rushed to make a second kindergarten, dubbed the Beta Kindergarten. Peridot decides that they should go to the Beta Kindergarten so they can see how others like Jasper were made. As they arrive at the Kindergarten, Peridot explains that the gems here were rushed, shown by unusual exit holes. They stumble across Jasper's exit hole, and after checking it, Peridot claims she has never seen an exit hole this perfect.
After Amethyst points out multiple other botched exit holes, Peridot claims one of them is new, which leads them to another area filled with more new holes, and bars over them forming cages. Peridot realizes that they are not exit holes anymore, and when they get close to one of the cages, they find that many corrupted gems are trapped inside the cages. After wondering who would do such a thing, the trio looks over, seeing Jasper in the distance, and they hide behind a rock.
In "Earthlings", Peridot is seen hiding behind the rock and staying behind, but when Jasper makes comments about Earth being a worthless planet, she timidly comes to its defense. She makes her status known about being a Crystal Gem, and attempts to show off her ferrokinesis, but to no avail and is simply ignored, being seen as a little threat. When Smoky Quartz first appears, Peridot is supportive in their fight, attempting to use her ferrokinesis to dislodge a piece of scrap metal to help them defeat Jasper. She cheers Smoky on and laughs when they hit Jasper with their Yo-Yo.
As Jasper becomes corrupted, Peridot makes an assertion to her that Earth was full of life and that it changed her. When the corrupted Jasper tried to attack Amethyst and Steven, Peridot uses her powers to drive a metal bar into Jasper, poofing her.
In "Back to the Moon", Peridot and Lapis stay behind at the barn on Earth, while the others traveled to the Moon Base.
In "Kindergarten Kid", while the rest of the Crystal Gems look for the imprisoned corrupted gems, Peridot laugh at the fact that the corrupted ones used to be gems. Steven asks Peridot if there are any corrupted Gems like this on Homeworld, to which Peridot responds that there was nothing of the sort. After the trio fail to capture the Tongue Monster, Peridot laughs at how terrible they were at how they got outsmarted by a thing with bestial instincts. Amethyst challenges Peridot to see if she can do a better performance and she accepts. Steven goes with Peridot on her hunt to help the corrupted Gem, warning Peridot that it usually takes all of the Crystal Gems to capture one. Peridot's plan is to outsmart the corrupted gem. After two of her "Peri-plans" fail, she claims to be smarter than the average Peridot and questions how she can fail against a corrupted Gem who relies on bestial instincts.
In the morning, Peridot walks up to the corrupted Gem and starts to "act like a monster." After some time, Peridot kicks the corrupted Gem which triggers it to attack. Peridot continues to wrestle the corrupted Gem until they meet the edge of a cliff and fall off. After the fall, the corrupted Gem has finally poofed, and their Gem is in Peridot's hands as she climbs out of the hole the two made from the fall. Peridot shows the trio she could do it, but admits the task being harder than expected and respects the adversary worthy of her skill. She unintentionally bubbles the Gem and wonders what she should do with it, which Steven suggests tapping the top, sending it "home" or back to the barn, in her case.
In "Gem Harvest", Steven visits her and Lapis at the barn for a sleepover, discovering that the two had started a farm at the barn. When asked the reason behind it, Peridot explains that she has all of the skills required for growing Gems, so she started to use those skills to grow something else. She, however, believes the vegetables will grow into sentient beings after some time. Steven tells them that is not how vegetables work, leading to their disappointment. Steven ends up manipulating a pumpkin to grow sentient to keep them company. However, the pumpkin realizes Steven has its creator and father, until Steven cuts another pumpkin, where it becomes comfortable with Lapis and Peridot comforts it.
Suddenly a plane flies over the barn, and the three go to check it out. The pilot is distraught to see the farm in its current state. Peridot and Lapis confront the man, who analyzes the strange constructions and the appearances of the Gems and concludes them to be hippies who contaminated the barn. Lapis uses her hydrokinesis and Peridot uses her attack drones to attack the man. Steven reasons the attack to a non-hostile level, leaving time for the Crystal Gems to arrive. Eventually its discovered that the stranger is Steven's uncle, Andy DeMayo, who is fairly unwelcome of the gems, who he thinks are hippies, living in his barn. To convince him otherwise, the Gems decide to host a dinner After harvesting the vegetables, Andy points out if the feast is only with vegetables and concludes the Gems are vegetarians. Pearl and Peridot create an "oven-cooktop combo" with the plane's engine which makes Andy angry. He is mad about how the engine of his "legendary" plane has been used to create "this abomination". The Gems negotiate again, and Steven offers to make the ultimate party to turn this around. After a trip to the store, Garnet, Pearl, Peridot, and Lapis come back with a wedding cake, a helium balloon, and a tombstone with "R.I.P Andy" engraved onto it. They explain they wanted to cover as many celebrations that exist in human culture, making him Andy so unconscious about the situation that he gives up being angry and starts laughing.
At dinner, Peridot eats with the family and discusses the events of the day, and the group then begins to thank each other for their contributions that led to their current situation, her specifically mentioning of her saving Earth in "Gem Drill." Andy was not thanked, so Peridot comes up with a sentimental reason. After Steven and Lapis bring Andy back from home, they continue the feast, with Peridot teaching their pumpkin dog how to say "clod."
In "Adventures in Light Distortion", Peridot makes sure that all of the Roaming Eye's features work so the Gems can enter deep space and save Greg. Peridot agrees to stay on Earth and protect Beach City with Lapis while the Gems are gone.
In "The New Crystal Gems", Peridot appears in Connie's flashback, where she takes Lapis and Pumpkin to the Beach House. Peridot shows Lapis the bathroom she once temporarily stayed in, and even tries to flush herself down the toilet like she did long before. Peridot is annoyed when Connie busts into the room with her sword drawn, asking if she knocks. Peridot introduces Connie to Lapis as Steven's third best friend after them. Peridot tells Connie that Garnet appointed herself and Lapis with protecting Beach City while the Gems go into space. After thinking it over, Peridot realizes that they do need Connie's help, and that they should all form a team consisting of themselves acting as other Crystal Gem members to get the job done. Peridot takes the role of Garnet, tells Lapis that she should be Amethyst, and gives Pumpkin the only role left over, which is Pearl. Becoming so excited about the idea of the new team, Peridot asks that each member of the team strikes a cool pose. While waiting for trouble to arise, Peridot stands silently with sunglasses on, even giving a thumbs up like Garnet did to her previously. She asks if she is "as alute and distinct as the Garnet". Peridot and the team arrive at Greg's car wash upon hearing Buck Dewey call for help.
To help clean Bill Dewey's van, Peridot lifts the truck in the air with her metal powers so that Lapis can wash it down. When so many Beach City citizens show up the next day at the car wash, Peridot believes that they all came to witness "the Garnet", and levitates Jenny Pizza's Car in the air. As Lapis rinses the car off, Peridot tells her that her performance as Amethyst is lacking, and asks her to make some jokes. When the team gets into a disagreement, Peridot believes that Pumpkin is the only person taking the job seriously. Buck asks Peridot to bring down the car, which frustrates her, so she slams it down, and then picks up Yellowtail's car. Lapis agrees with Connie that Garnet wouldn't do anything like that, so she tries to take over the role of Garnet which angers Peridot even more, to the point where Peridot and Lapis are physically fighting while Yellowtail is still in the air, and causes him to crash into the car wash sign. Connie attempts a speech to unite the team, but Peridot states that Steven wouldn't talk like that, and that Connie didn't even cry like he does. Sometime later, Peridot comes to the conclusion that the problem with the team is that nobody is playing their roles correctly. When Connie makes another speech, which this time unites the team, Peridot and the group creates a new and improved sign for Greg's car wash. The team then strikes a victory pose.
In "Raising the Barn", Peridot, Lapis, and Pumpkin are excited that Steven's return from Homeworld. After Lapis leaves Earth taking the entire barn with her, Lapis and Pumpkin are forced to live in the bathroom in Steven's house.
In "Back to the Kindergarten", Steven and Amethyst help Peridot build a garden in the kindergarten, but it ends up getting ruined. After Steven and Amethyst caught one of the kindergarten monsters as Smoky Quartz, Peridot decides that she is in.
In "Letters to Lars", Peridot is seen with Barbara Miller, Amethyst, Jamie and Mr. Smiley as part of the comedy club.
In "Made of Honor", Peridot is seen with Amethyst, Pearl, Ruby and Sapphire as they are preparing Ruby and Sapphire's wedding.
In "Reunited", After Blue and Yellow Diamond invade the wedding, Peridot along with Steven, Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, Connie, Lion, Bismuth and Lapis (who has returned to Earth and deciding to join the Crystal Gems) fight the Diamonds, but Peridot ends up getting poofed by Yellow Diamond along with Lapis.
"Change Your Mind", Peridot, Lapis and Bismuth arrive just in the nick of time to help Steven and Connie fight White Diamond. After Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl are regenerated and the four forming Obsidian, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl are mind controlled by White Diamond and White removes Steven's gemstone, but Connie is able to help Steven recover his gemstone and Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl and Blue and Yellow Diamond are freed from the possession. Peridot, Lapis and Bismuth arrive to save Steven and Connie, but Steven and the Gems and Diamonds are okay before Steven confesses to White that Pink is Steven before eventually returning to Earth. Peridot helps Steven heal all the corrupted gems along with the gems and the diamonds. Peridot is seen in the Beach House playing with Pumpkin and Cat-Steven.
Peridot has lime-green skin and pale yellow-green hair styled into a tetrahedron shape. Her true eye color is unknown at this time, but can be presumed to be some shade of green or blue, due to being tinted by the yellow color of her visor. Her mouth and tongue are bluish-grey, and she has a pointed upper lip. Her gemstone is located on her forehead and is shaped like an inverted triangle with flattened corners.
In all of her appearances to date, she wears a sleeveless green V-neck uniform. Her suit is mostly medium green, with a dark-green diamond outline around the cut-out of her neck area, meeting to form the Yellow Diamond insignia at her solar plexus, with a dark-green portion between her chest and leggings. Her leggings feature yellow diamond-shaped knee pads. She is never seen without her visor, which covers the top half of her face and tints her eyes yellow-green. She has a slightly curvy figure, with wide hips, a small waist, and a large chest.
From her first appearance in "Warp Tour", Peridot wore limb enhancers, which have been disposed of as of "Catch and Release". These artificial extensions are bright green and flare out toward the wrists and ankles, which are colored a very dark green. The arm enhancers also feature artificial fingers which are not directly attached but instead levitate around where the palms would be. The leg enhancers used to serve to enhance her height; without them, she is only about as tall as Ruby and Sapphire and slightly taller than Steven.
After her regeneration in "Catch and Release" and up to "Reunited", Peridot's design shows no change, except her limb enhancers. However, her hair is slightly more frayed at the corners, depending on how she stands.
After her second regeneration in "Change Your Mind", Peridot now wears an emerald-green top with a yellow star in the front, dark green on the crotch and bright-green at the legs with a dark-green star on each knee (similar to Amethyst's outfit). She also wears yellow boots. Her visor is now a transparent yellowish-green and butterfly-shaped and her gemstone is exposed. Her hairstyle and visor forms a star-shape.
Initially, Peridot appeared to be calculating, ruthless, and remorseless as shown in her readiness to kill Steven and the other Crystal Gems in "The Return". She is skilled with advanced Gem technology and works for Homeworld as a skilled technician and takes her work seriously, crushing one of her Robonoids underfoot when it was damaged and useless to her in her first appearance during "Warp Tour". In "Marble Madness", she briefly interacts with Steven, questioning him about the current state of the Earth before losing interest and preparing to crush him with a mechanical fist. When the Crystal Gems intervene and reveal themselves, Peridot is shocked and flustered as she was not aware of the presence of other Gems on the Earth. Peridot also is very stubborn and gets frustrated when she does not get her way. This is shown when she realizes that the Crystal Gems were the ones that have been destroying her equipment, she quickly loses her temper and asks "Why do you keep destroying my things?!"
After "Jail Break", Peridot became increasingly frantic in her attempts to contact Homeworld, knowing that the Crystal Gems' continuous interference with her mission would leave her stuck on Earth when the Cluster emerges and destroys the planet. Her behavior is shown to be more erratic, in "Keeping It Together", for example, when flying away with her helicopter fingers, she smiles down and laughs hysterically, and her facial expressions are exaggerated throughout the episode. In "Cry for Help", Peridot interrupts Crying Breakfast Friends! and all other television signals with her own broadcast from the Communication Hub begging Yellow Diamond to rescue her. In "Message Received", Peridot resorts to using the direct line to the Diamonds from the Moon Base in a desperate attempt to talk to Yellow Diamond.
In "Catch and Release", Peridot kidnaps Steven with the hope he will be able to fix the Homeworld Warp. When he could not, Peridot becomes hysterical and eventually breaks down with the realization she is stuck on Earth with the Cluster. Before she can elaborate, the Crystal Gems arrive and disarm, poof, and bubble her. After reforming into her natural self with no limb enhancers, Peridot is rather diminutive, and she becomes very juvenile and paranoid, assuming that harmless household items are "weapons" and that hostility drives every action from the Crystal Gems. However, once comforted by Steven, she becomes much more relaxed and cooperative, although she still refuses to cooperate with the Gems and sequesters herself in Steven's bathroom.
Peridot is very naive when it comes to Earth, especially when the information is not relevant to her mission. She was unaware of the existence of rain or thunderstorms, and believed that Steven was a member of a species called "Stevens" because that is what he called himself. In "Catch and Release", she believed Steven's bathroom to be an archaic thinking chamber and almost everything in the bathroom to be a weapon. Curiously, Peridot is familiar with the scent of citrus fruit despite her general ignorance of Earth. She is also socially oblivious as she tends to offend all of the Crystal Gems at some point due to her keeping to the Homeworld social hierarchy. Despite her overall unawareness of Earth, she has said that she finds its organic life fascinating and is willing to defend the planet from the Cluster and Yellow Diamond.
Peridot has been shown to be incredibly stubborn, as it takes several attempts from the Crystal Gems for Peridot to discuss even the Cluster. Often when working, Peridot insists things be done her way and despises compromising. When she does cooperate, it typically takes some persuasion from Steven. She also continues to keep her log, despite the task being a moot point, more or less for a sense of normalcy. She also is vocal and honest about her viewpoints and will bluntly state what is on her mind regardless of the audience. Her statements have put her in harm's way on several occasions, whether by the other Crystal Gems or her Homeworld superiors. She does take responsibility for what she says and has learned how to keep some of her more offensive opinions to herself. Her recent behavior around the Crystal Gems has shown that she has opened herself up to new ideas and beliefs. Peridot is rather bad at lying and will tell the truth when pressed. She tried to lie about the Diamond Communicator and why she hated shapeshifting but told the truth when asked again.
Peridot is incredibly dedicated and somewhat possessive, occasionally to the point of obsession. She becomes visibly upset when she discovers that others have damaged her things and is emotionally attached to her mechanical foot, as it is her only remaining part of her limb enhancers. Peridot is also loyal towards people she respects, as she was driven to complete her mission and return to Homeworld despite no contact from Yellow Diamond and has been shown to cling to Steven when she is scared. However, after realizing that now she is stuck on the Earth without any form of escape, she decides to betray Homeworld and destroy the Cluster with the help of Steven and the Crystal Gems. In "Message Received", after managing to contact Yellow Diamond and pleading for the Earth to be spared, she realized her perspective of her leader has changed, and she saw her as the cruel and callous tyrant she is. Peridot then rebels against Yellow Diamond's wishes, cementing her loyalty to the Crystal Gems. She has also shown an obsession with objects and entertainment, such as how she has seen seasons 1 through 5 of Camp Pining Hearts (to an obsessive degree) and has a love for things with alien symbols such as boxer-shorts, and stuffed animals. Her wants can be seen as quite childish at times, and Mr. Smiley even thought she was a kid. Through saving the Earth from the Cluster, she has since tried to be friends with Lapis and the Crystal Gems as well as accept Earth as her new home.
Peridot clung to Homeworld's social dogma for the longest time. In "Back to the Barn", Peridot acts very condescendingly towards Pearl due to her position in Homeworld's caste system as a made-to-order servant. She refuses to acknowledge Pearl's skill as a technician for this reason. After a competition between self-built robots, however, Peridot concedes that she may have been wrong. In "Too Far", Peridot shows a strong aversion to fusion, similar to Jasper, referring to Garnet as a "permafusion". In "Catch and Release" she refers to Garnet as a "filthy war machine" due to the Homeworld belief that fusion should only be used for combat. Peridot has also stated that Garnet makes her "incredibly uncomfortable." Peridot does try to appeal to Amethyst's favor, as she sees Amethyst as the closest thing to a "normal" Gem, by getting her to laugh despite Peridot being incredibly socially oblivious and unfamiliar with the concept of humor. Peridot does feel bad when she unknowingly hurts Amethyst's feelings but is confused until Steven explains it. Peridot has a difficult time apologizing for her behavior but is willing to. It is shown in "It Could've Been Great" that while she likes to follow the rules she gets slightly excited when she breaks them (e.g. sitting in an elite Gem's seat). During her time with Steven and the Crystal Gems, she begins to realize that Homeworld's philosophy is very flawed, and she defects as a member of the Crystal Gems. She admits to having some lingering feelings over Homeworld in "Gem Drill". She reveals that while she had made peace with her decision to defect, it was tough to give up her old emotions of her past life.
Peridot is extremely self-absorbed, which leads her to underestimate the Gems continually. Even after defecting to aid the Crystal Gems, she thinks mainly of her needs. Many of her childlike behaviors, particularly her temper and arrogance, stem from her over-inflated ego. This is not to say Peridot is incapable of putting others above herself; she is just not used to having others who are willing to do the same for her. The same behavior extends to her admitting something personal. As she spends more time on Earth, Peridot has started developing a more gracious and compassionate attitude.
Peridot prioritizes logic, reason, and objectivity above emotions. While she is not apathetic, Peridot tends to fall back on her intellect which is much more developed than her interpersonal skills. She does not intend to hurt the feelings of the other Gems but often does due to her ineptitude, though she has greatly improved. In her frustration at not understanding the other gems in her first weeks living with them she pretended not to care about them all, calling them "ruddy muddy clumps under [her] gravity connectors." Peridot displays a natural curiosity and a great desire to learn about the Earth and understand new things. She is great at problem-solving as she uses her observations and experiments to make a conclusion, though these are often eccentric. Peridot feels that a practical and systematic approach is the correct way to do things and has had trouble reconciling this with the Crystal Gems, who make decisions based on their feelings, particularly when they chose to relax despite imminent danger in "It Could've Been Great". Her logical mind tends to put her at odds with the rest of the Gems and has caused her difficulties in communicating with them. Peridot's reason-based decision-making led her to take a different approach to the other Gems in saving the Earth. She contacted Yellow Diamond, whom the other Gems considered evil, because she believed the Gems would inevitably mess up in their plan. She tried to persuade her to save the Earth by suggesting alternative non-lethal means of using Earth's resources. When a cause is important to her, Peridot is just as passionate as the rest of the Crystal Gems. Ultimately her determination to spare Earth's life led to her betrayal of Homeworld.
Peridot has been shown to be crafty in dealing with obstacles that arise around her. Rather than facing the Crystal Gems head-on, Peridot typically lured them into various traps and tried to fight them separately, and retreated when they got the upper hand. These tactics can be understood as a shrewd way of buttressing her weak combat skills.
Peridot is not used to relying on others and assumes the Gems are incompetent when she first meets them. While her trust in them grew, her convictions in her own ideas can lead her to take her own initiative without the Gems. This was misguided in the case of her smuggling a Diamond Communicator off the Moon in an attempt to get Yellow Diamond to spare the Earth. However, her disregard for Pearl's insistence that the cluster drill did not need a blast cannon proved to be sagacious.
Unfortunately, it is her behavior that has sadly garnered for Peridot the reputation of repeatedly earning her the pure enmities and animosities of others, most notably in the cases of the Crystal Gems, Lapis Lazuli and Yellow Diamond as seen, noticed and commented on in "Marble Madness", "The Return", "Jail Break", "Joy Ride", "Keeping It Together", "Friend Ship", "Catch and Release", "Back to the Barn", "Too Far", "It Could've Been Great", "Message Received", "Same Old World" and "Barn Mates". Though she has tried to make up for this in the cases of the former two, some, such as Lapis, are less than willing to give her a second chance, as shown in "Barn Mates" where she was upset at Lapis' refusal to accept her apologies even after explaining her similar feelings of not being able to return to Homeworld. This has changed a great deal for the better since, and the two appear openly friendly with each other.
As shown in "Too Short to Ride", Peridot suffers confidence issues due to seemingly having no Gem powers of her own since Homeworld has lacked in resources to give powers to her kind upon creation. However, this quickly changes when it is discovered that she has latent ferrokinetic powers with which she made the most out of her time at Funland with Steven and Amethyst. It is likely that her inflated ego, slight condescending attitude, and bragging (ex: calling herself the new leader of the Crystal Gems) is a way of compensating for her own insecurities.
"Beta" shows a much more considerate and thoughtful side to her. She shows Steven and Amethyst around the renovated barn, entertains them with her "meep morps" and powers, and tries to convince Amethyst that she is better than Jasper by showing her the Beta Kindergarten. She also shows her dedication to her friends by telling Jasper she is a Crystal Gem and trying to use her metal powers to help fight. She also expresses her love for the Earth by trying to explain how living on Earth can "free you", indicating that she loves how the Earth has allowed her to discover her own personality, not what Homeworld tells her she is.
It is revealed in "Too Short to Ride" that Peridot was created on Homeworld during Era 2, when the planet's resources had diminished greatly due to millennia of gem manufacturing. Due to the lack of resources, peridots made on Homeworld do not have powers - that is why they are equipped with technological enhancements. Peridot believes she too has no gem powers which is why she is unable to shapeshift (a standard Gem ability). However, considering her newfound "metal powers", her true potential is uncertain.
Even with her limb enhancers, Peridot possesses very little physical strength and has difficulty just lifting Steven and pieces of a Warp Pad normally. In "When It Rains", she failed to remove a panel from a Prime Kindergarten Control Room wall, which Steven removed with relative ease. Despite lacking the super-human strength common to Gems, she does possess the same levels of extreme durability — in "Keeping It Together" she can easily shrug off having a heavy piece of Kindergarten machinery come crashing down on her without "poofing", and in "Kindergarten Kid" she endures multiple crushes and falls in one day, with her physical form remaining intact.
Peridot is extremely proficient with Gem technology; being a "certified Kindergartner", she can operate a Kindergarten and has enough experience to pilot a Gem Warship, and in "Jail Break" Peridot is seen briefly interfacing with her ship's controls, setting a course to the Gem Homeworld. She is also knowledgeable of old gem tech, as she was able to find the Cluster's coordinate files on the Moon Base. She is shown to be able to use Earth technology as she was able to use a tablet with little guidance from Steven, possibly because the interface is similar to her limb enhancer's holographs.
With her limb enhancers, Peridot has a variety of evasion abilities, such as her "finger copter" and wall-walking displayed in "Keeping It Together". She is also surprisingly dexterous, able to avoid most attacks during her confrontation with the Gems in "Friend Ship" by using her finger attachments as an alternative to walking. However, she has little to no skills in hand-to-hand combat and is thus totally reliant on her limb enhancers for offensive capabilities. In "Catch and Release", her only tactic was that she kept slapping Steven only after realizing it hurt him.
Peridot has some construction skills, as she managed to rebuild the Communication Hub to a usable state and was seen trying to fix a Warp Pad. In "Back to the Barn", she demonstrates this by building a robot that was able to hold its own and take down Pearl's robot in a fight.
- Piloting: Along with Pearl, Doc, and Navy, Peridot is able to fly Homeworld ships.
- Engineering: She is able to easily improvise new creations out of existing technology, such as her battle robot in "Back to the Barn" and her improvised cannon in "Kindergarten Kid," as well as some of her artistic "meep morps" shown in "Beta."
- Architecture: Being a "certified Kindergartner", Peridot has extensive knowledge regarding the location, mineral, and injectors used to create Gems and the state of such Gem by how they appear as themselves and the hole they had come out of. This was demonstrated in "Beta" as Peridot educates Steven and Amethyst of the intricacies of the Prime and Beta Kindergartens and why their overall quality is far apart from each other. As a result, Peridot knows what would be needed to create the perfect Gem.
- Photokinesis: In "It Could've Been Great" Peridot is shown using her gemstone to project a green light, like a flashlight. It is the first natural Gem ability she has been shown to use. She shares this ability with Garnet, Pearl, Ruby (Eyeball), and Ruby (Doc).
- Bubbling: As revealed in the "Kindergarten Kid", Peridot is able to bubble objects. Her bubbles are lime green and are sent to The Barn instead of being sent to the Burning Room inside the temple, possibly because the Barn is where Peridot considers home.
- Immense Durability: By her own admission in "Kindergarten Kid", Peridots are rather hard to damage and can evidently take much harm unscathed.
- Ferrokinesis: In "Too Short to Ride", Peridot can levitate and control metallic objects. The extent of Peridot's powers, whether she manipulates magnetism or just the metal, is still unknown. It is possible this ability is what made her so proficient with her limb enhancement's fingers, particularly the 'finger copter' ability. On Peridot's Twitter account run by Lauren Zuke, it is shown on one of the tweets that Peridot can slightly move a spoon. She is still not proficient with her "new found" ability, being only able to control certain objects that she could carry around normally. In "Beta" she can hold up an entire one-man band of metal instruments (though drops them after concentrating on playing the harmonica). In "Earthlings", once properly motivated, she proves capable of using this to throw a piece of scrap metal with enough force to impale the now corrupted Jasper through the chest, poofing her. In "The New Crystal Gems", Peridot is shown to have more control over this ability, being able to lift up trucks and other cars. It requires some physical and mental strain on her part, but once the vehicle has been lifted off of the ground, her ferrokinesis makes it effectively weightless. In "Room For Ruby", Peridot is seen casually using this power to raise an Umbrella over her and Lapis' head, and raise a trash can lid up to Lapis while she, Steven, and Pumpkin are standing on it, showing she has mostly mastered this ability.
- Gem Destabilizer: In "Jail Break", Peridot wields a Gem Destabilizer, an extremely potent but non-lethal tool used to subdue enemy Gems. As seen used on Garnet, the gem will start to crack apart at the seams and poof into their gemstones.
- Robonoids: Peridot can control different types of spherical robots known as Robonoids. There are three types of known Robonoids: Flask, Plug and Hand. They can perform multiple functions, such as fixing a Warp Pad and activating Kindergartens.
- EMP device: In "Warp Tour", Peridot placed a device on the Galaxy Warp Pad before she left Earth. About three seconds after being placed, the device explodes, disabling all of her Robonoids. The device seems to be highly advanced, as Pearl's pulse bomb in "Political Power" (which appears to be made from human technology) was unable to disable even a single Robonoid, though it did succeed in knocking out the power in Beach City.
- Earth Tablet: A gift from Steven (who received it from Greg), she uses it to explore the media and express her feelings shown by "Too Short to Ride", she also said it is something to love, for she no longer has advanced gem technology.
- Attack Drones: : Built some time before "Gem Harvest", Peridot created attack drones to defend the barn in case of invasion. Each is a spherical turret, moving by propeller and controlled by remote.Their design is similar to Peridot's Flask Robonoids, whether these are new drones made from their design, or simply modified robonoids is unknown.
- Limb Enhancers: Mechanical body extensions Peridot had worn since her debut until the Crystal Gems capture her in "Catch and Release".
- Anatomical Separation: Peridot could separate sections of her limb enhancers by touching a lime-colored button at the zone she wants to remove.
- Blaster: Peridot could transform the fingers on her right arm into a blaster which could charge and fire an electrified energy ball which would explode on impact. Charging it for a second produces a shot powerful enough to blast through the ceiling of the Ancient Gem Colony Ship. Charging it for several seconds produces a large shot which can knock down a thick stone pillar, and has enough recoil to knock Peridot onto her back. Peridot appeared to have been unaware of this feature, expressing clear surprise upon her first using it.
- Rapid Fire: Peridot is able to fire a large amount of energy balls in rapid succession.
- Holographic Interface: Peridot could project a holographic touchscreen from the fingers of her right hand, in which she could control and connect to different forms of Gem technology, as well as use to search for specific data, and record logs.
- Tractor Beam: Peridot could produce a light-green tractor beam from her left hand to move objects/people.
- Wall-Scaling: Peridot could freely run up vertical walls without falling.
- Helicopter Fingers: Peridot could expand the fingers of either hand and spin them rapidly enough to fly.
|“|| But it's fine! I have something different now.
You know! You...guys.
|~ Peridot and Steven in "Gem Drill"|
|“|| Steven? I'm going to say something. *takes a deep breath* Thank you.
|~ Peridot in "When It Rains"|
In "Friend Ship", Steven wished her good morning and having a good weekend, meaning Steven still wants to be friends with her. Peridot does copy Steven's taunt when she escapes, implying his influence on her. However, she feels no problem with attempting to kill him, much like their first encounter in the Kindergarten when she used one of the giant remote-controlled hands to try and crush him. In "Catch and Release", she has no qualms over kidnapping Steven to use his powers for her purposes (repairing the Homeworld Warp), although she is later poofed and bubbled by Garnet. After Steven released her and was empathetic during her initial shock, the two seem to be on good terms with each other. In "When It Rains", during a thunderstorm, Peridot mistakes the noise as the hatching Cluster and is terrified and clings to Steven, but is soon informed of the nature of rain by Steven.
After the storm has ended, Peridot is willing to disclose information regarding the Cluster and trusts Steven enough to escort her to the Kindergarten to gather information on the Cluster; however, Steven says that they have to hold hands the whole time because Steven needs to keep an eye on Peridot. Notably, she clings to him several times whenever she is scared and expresses gratitude when Steven explains the "rain business" to her. While at the Kindergarten, Steven protects Peridot from several clustered gems and the Crystal Gems subsequently rescue the two. When the Gems begin to ask Steven why they are there, Peridot takes responsibility for the incident to protect Steven. At this point, similar to Lapis Lazuli, Steven is most likely the closest thing to a friend Peridot has, as she only trusts Steven and is hesitant to trust the other Crystal Gems.
She has allowed Steven to hug her on multiple occasions, and in "Gem Drill", she hugs Steven. Peridot does consider Steven a friend as revealed in "Message Received". She was upset that Steven locked her in a truck due to a misunderstanding about her intentions with contacting Homeworld. After hearing Peridot say that she thinks the Cluster should be destroyed and then calling Yellow Diamond a "clod", Steven forgave Peridot and welcomed her as a Crystal Gem.
In "Gem Drill", Peridot has shown that she is comfortable enough around Steven to share her thoughts on Homeworld and her new life on Earth. Peridot was also content with the possibility of dying with Steven, further showing their close bond. She shows a great deal of concern for Steven when he suffers pain and loses consciousness, and she even stops the drill, putting their mission on hold for his well-being.
|“|| I have to admit, it's remarkable that a Pearl such as yourself could become such a... knowledgeable technician.
|~ Peridot in "Back to the Barn"|
By the end of the day, Peridot admitted that she was wrong about Pearl, and is willing to work together with her. It is later revealed in "Log Date 7 15 2" that she appreciates how hard Pearl is trying to make their friendship work.
|“|| We're really different. I appreciate that.
|~ Garnet to Peridot in "Log Date 7 15 2"|
|“||I have apparently hurt Amethyst's feelings, which was not my intent. If I've damaged my standing with the best gem here, then I've made a serious mistake. I'm still learning. I hope you understand. I want to understand. I'm sorry.||„|
|~ Peridot in "Too Far"|
Prior to Peridot learning Amethyst's way of speaking, Amethyst likes to give nicknames to Peridot more than any other gems/humans, considering their close bond. It appears that Peridot has learnt from these nicknames, and gave some in return during "Beta" (Ams, Big A, etc.).
In "Too Short to Ride", the two with Steven went to Funland. Nearing the end of their short trip to Funland, it seems that Amethyst really cares about Peridot enough to show a different side of her, because when Peridot laments about herself being an Era 2 Peridot that can not shape shift, Amethyst stands up to do a "real talk" in an effort to tell Peridot they like her for who she is, showing a more serious side of her that is very rarely seen in the show. In "Beta", the two hung out some more. Peridot seemed to be really happy that Amethyst was visiting, as she held out her arms and yelled "Amethyst!". During the episode, Peridot kept trying to impress Amethyst with 'meepmorps'. Despite Jasper being a quartz, she is shown to prefer Amethyst over her. This is shown when Steven tells her that Amethyst has been comparing herself with Jasper, she gave a confused look. Peridot later tells her she "is way better than Jasper". Near the end of the episode, Peridot comforts her when she gets upset about Jasper.
|“||Look, I get it, you know. You're confused, you can never go back to Homeworld. This place doesn't exactly feel like home yet. You're alone, no one can possibly know what that feels like. Oh, wait, I do! We're the same, except, you don't have to be alone.||„|
|~ Peridot in Barn Mates|
This was confirmed in "Barn Mates", where Peridot is excited to live with Lapis, but Lapis is not due to her involvement in her return to earth and the previously mentioned interrogation. After Lapis says them living together will not work and flies off Peridot wants to prove to her she has changed. So Steven helps her. She makes a card for her, makes a pool for her, and even gives her tape recorder to her. All of her attempts to make amends failed, and Lapis crushes the tape recorder. Frustrated and hurt, Peridot finally tries to talk to her, telling her she understands how she feels and she is not alone and wants to make it up to Lapis. Lapis tells her to leave. Peridot comes back after being chased by a Roaming Eye, and is given a chance by Lapis, who, after having a talk with Steven, asks if she is okay, which makes Peridot happy. In "Hit the Diamond", Lapis nonchalantly agrees to play baseball against the Rubies to get them to leave, proving that she somewhat cares about Peridot's safety.
In "Beta", the two appear to be closer. They seem to have the same interests, like "Camp Pining Hearts" and making modern art (or "meep morp", as they call it). Peridot seems to be considerate of Lapis' feelings, as she tries to not mention Jasper or anything related to her when around Lapis. In "Back to the Moon" when Amethyst asks if they want to "play prisoner", she grabs Lapis' arm as Lapis refuses.
In "Gem Harvest", the two appear to be completely comfortable with each other. They even laugh at each other's jokes when nobody else gets them.
|“|| (How can you side with Rose Quartz?! Why? Why protect this useless shell of a planet?)
It's not a shell. There's so much life, living here. That's what I'm doing! I'm living here! I've been learning new things about myself all the time! Like how I can make metal do my bidding! The point being: Earth can set you free.
|~ Jasper and Peridot in "Earthlings"|
|“|| (What do you know about the Earth?!)
Apparently more than YOU! You... CLOD!!!!
|~ Yellow Diamond and Peridot in "Message Received"|
Peridot finally manages to contact Yellow Diamond in "Message Received"; she used a Diamond Communicator, which she kept hidden from the Crystal Gems, truly believing that she could convince Yellow Diamond to value and protect Earth. As she begs her to deactivate the Cluster to save the Earth, Peridot sees Yellow Diamond as the exact opposite of all she made her out to be, as Yellow Diamond insists on destroying Earth for her own sake and personal reasons while rejecting Peridot's own for sparing Earth and its ecosystem. She refuses to follow Yellow Diamond's orders and insults her for failing to see Earth's potential, making her a traitor to Homeworld and Yellow Diamond. Peridot is left shaken and exhausted by the stress of defying her; after Peridot hands her Communicator to the Crystal Gems, she curls up into a ball and is unable to help the others when they get rid of the Communicator.
In "Log Date 7 15 2", it is clear that Peridot's betrayal of Yellow Diamond continues to impact her, causing her to break down emotionally to the point where she openly states that she feels she has finally gone mad. Peridot believes that Yellow Diamond has made her "public enemy number one", so she and the Crystal Gems assume that the Rubies in "Hit the Diamond" are after her.
In "Reunited", when Yellow Diamond arrives on Earth along with Blue, Peridot eagerly goes up to Yellow Diamond, expecting to relive the moment from "Message Received" when she directly insulted Yellow to her face, asking if she remembered her. However Yellow simply responded "no" and electrocuted her until she poofed.
Not much is known about their relationship as she rarely mentions her, but she seems to have a sort of respect for her as seen in "It Could've Been Great", although she may not have the same level of admiration for her as with Yellow Diamond, due to not being a member of her court. As of "Message Received", however, after realizing Yellow Diamond was nothing like the figure she idolized, she no longer admires any member of the Diamond Authority.
Little is known between Greg and Peridot, and only that Peridot has once tried to see if all life on Earth could fly by shoving Greg off the roof of the barn. Greg took it in stride after Garnet explained Peridot's ignorance of Earth's life.
In "The New Crystal Gems", Peridot meets Connie for the first time. The two get along well as the Crystal Temps despite quirks like Connie's leadership falling more flat compared to Steven which Peridot criticizes.
In "Reunited", Bismuth takes a liking to Peridot's bold attitude towards fighting the Diamonds. Peridot seems to like Bismuth as well as she is seen happily talking about the fight with Blue Diamond with her and Amethyst.
- Peridot's specific identification is Facet 2F5L Cut 5XG, as revealed in "Message Received" when Yellow Diamond asked which Peridot she was.
- She is also an Era 2 Peridot, which are said to be inferior to the previous generation.
- Peridot has a diamond on her uniform, similar to Lapis Lazuli, Jasper, Sardonyx, and Pearl's space suit.
- In response to the implication (from her earliest appearances) that Peridot is a "main antagonist", Matt Burnett stated, "Pretty quick to judge poor Peridot... I wouldn't call her an antagonist just yet, and def. not the 'main' one".
- In Peridot's first appearance in "Warp Tour", she had yellow diamonds on her elbows. These diamonds were no longer shown in later episodes. However, they reappeared on Holo-Peridot in the episode "Friend Ship" and in "Catch and Release".
- Her helicopter fingers ability was conceived by Raven Molisee.
- Peridot's visor appears to be an integral part of her body as, unlike Garnet, she regenerated with it and had no need to re-summon.
- In "Friend Ship", Peridot pulls the skin under her left eye from beneath the visor in order to imitate Steven's "akanbe face" expression.
- After her regeneration after being poofed by Yellow Diamond, this is no longer the case.
- Peridot originally tended to assume that unfamiliar objects (such as those in Steven's bathroom) are weapons, as seen in "Catch and Release".
- As seen on the Keep Beach City Weird blog, Ronaldo believes Peridot to be an eco-terrorist and a highly advanced android programmed to free animals from zoos.
- Peridot does not quite comprehend Earth's figurative speech patterns, which often leads her to misinterpret expressions, metaphors, sarcasm, and humor.
- Based on Peridot's comments in "Back to the Barn", all the Peridots on the Gem Homeworld are supposed to be technicians and kindergarteners.
- Peridot has an overly technical term for most body parts (e.g. ears are "head holes", hands are "touch stumps", feet are "gravity connectors", etc.). Whether or not this is a common trait among modern Homeworld Gems or a personal quirk is currently unknown.
- Despite this, she does refer to the rear as simply the butt.
- These naming conventions are not specific to body parts. She also calls a screwdriver a "leverage optimizer", a hammer a "rhythmatic pulverizer", and a roller coaster a "speed-patterned transportation circuit".
- Peridots are low on the Gem social hierarchy, as shown in "Back to the Barn" and "Message Received". While they are technically higher than Pearls, they are not high enough to own a Pearl themselves.
- Peridot was able to instantly memorize the musical scale of a ukulele after hearing Steven demonstrate a musical scale in "It Could've Been Great".
- Peridot shares many traits with the titular character of Invader Zim, including short stature, skin tone, an over-zealous nature, and a general ignorance of Earth.
- Peridot has an official Twitter account run by Lauren Zuke.
- The episode "Hit The Diamond", Peridot claims that she is the new leader of the Crystal Gems, this can be also found in her Cheep Bio (and official Twitter account).
- In "The New Crystal Gems", she actually became the leader, but temporarily.
- It is revealed in "Too Short to Ride" that Peridot steals Steven's clothes in secret.
- She seems to like the stereotypical green alien: in "Log Date 7 15 2" she wears shorts with green alien faces on them and in "Too Short to Ride" she wants a plush alien. In "Beta" she has taken to wearing the plush's bow tie while the plush floats in the aquarium.
- Peridot's wearing the plush's bow tie and her uptight personality concerning impressing guests in "Beta" is similar to Felix Unger from "The Odd Couple".
- In "Kindergarten Kid", she describes herself as smarter than an average Peridot.
- Given that she also called herself the "New leader of the Crystal Gems", it is unclear how accurate that statement is.
- According to her Twitter page, when no one else is around, she runs around the Barn wearing clothes, plays Camp Pining Hearts really loudly, and plays Frisbee with herself.
- When Peridot blushes, it is green. This most likely pertains to her skin color or her gem.
- Peridot is revealed to be thousands of years old by Lapis in "The New Crystal Gems".