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That's what you think! I'm an eternal flame, baby!
~ Ruby to Sapphire.
It's never like that! Whenever I've fused, it's always just been me, but bigger, I... I've never had a third eye before.
~ Ruby.

Ruby is a Crystal Gem that appears in Steven Universe. She is one of the Gems that fuse into Garnet along with her love interest Sapphire.

Appearances

Ruby has bright scarlet skin, burgundy irises and dark burgundy, square shaped hair. She is slightly taller than Steven and has a thick build. She wears a maroon and brown tank top and a matching maroon headband tied around her hair. Her ensemble includes mid-thigh burgundy shorts, and short, pointed maroon boots similar to Amethyst's. Her gemstone is located in the palm of her left hand and has a square facet.

Before her and Sapphire's regenerations in "Jailbreak", Ruby's top was black and maroon, and she still had had her maroon headband and boots and brown shorts, as seen in "Three Gems and a Baby".

History

Approximately 5,750 years ago, Ruby lived on Homeworld as a common footsoldier.

Homeworld was attempting to create a new colony on Earth, which was overseen by Blue Diamond. She was part of the diplomatic team sent to stop Rose's Rebellion on Earth, as one of the three Rubies assigned to guard Sapphire, a Gem with prophetic vision, who was valuable for the dismantling of the rebels. When these attacked, the three Rubies fought back, attempting to fulfill their jobs, only for two of them to be poofed by Rose Quartz and Pearl before targeting Sapphire.

Before her imminent poofing, Sapphire thanked Ruby for her service, at which point Ruby realized Sapphire had already predicted this and that she knew she would be destroyed. Unable to accept that she had failed her mission, Ruby tackled Sapphire to protect her from Pearl and caused them to accidentally form Garnet, changing the prophecy foretold by Sapphire. They immediately defused and were surrounded by an angry crowd. Furious that Ruby interfered with the outcome of the battle (and participating in an unsanctioned fusion with a member of her court), Blue Diamond ordered that she be shattered. However, Sapphire grabbed Ruby and jumped out of the Cloud Arena towards the Earth below, landing them softly with her levitation.

Ruby was distraught that she was unable to protect Sapphire. When it began to rain, she carried Sapphire to a cave for shelter, where she saw Sapphire's single eye for the first time. The two talked about their experience and feelings being fused as Garnet.

Ruby and Sapphire grew closer and eventually decided to fuse again. Garnet was found by Pearl and Rose shortly after forming. Upon being met with acceptance and not revulsion, she began to bombard Rose with questions about the events and circumstances that allowed her to become Garnet, as well as her own feelings about existing as a fusion. Rose told her to "never question this", and said that she was already the answer to all her questions—love. This would be the beginning of Ruby's existence as part of Garnet for the next few millenia, fighting Homeworld with the Crystal Gems to protect Earth.

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Trivia

  • Ruby resembles a smaller version of Garnet.
  • Ruby and Sapphire's shapes make a cameo appearance unfusing from Alexandrite in "Fusion Cuisine".
  • She, Sapphire and Peridot are the only Crystal Gems who don't have stars on their outfits.
  • Ruby has can thermoregulate her body to boiling temperatures. It may be a reference to how she is "hot-headed".
  • Ruby is the second shortest Gem, the first being Steven.
    • Although, she is the shortest pure Gem, while Steven is half-human.
  • Ruby is the birthstone of Rebecca Sugar.
  • Although Ruby's gemstone is in her left palm, she is shown summoning her gauntlet on her right hand.
  • Ruby's gauntlet greatly resemble's the anti-hero Hellboy's "Right Hand of Doom".

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