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Obsidian - Shattered Homeworld Gem
Gem location: chest
Weapon: claws
Bio: Obsidian was shattered during Rose Quartz's rebellion. Her gem's shards were later used to make Amber and Sect the Insect-droid, making her their "mother" in a sense.

Dr. George Johnson - First-generation Thaumatologist
PHD: Thermodynamics
Age: mid 30's
Bio: One day, Dr. Johnson happened upon a strange machine laying on top of some obsidian shards. The machine must've been thousands of years old, yet was unlike any piece of technology he'd ever seen! The shards were quite peculiar, too. After much research and tinkering, he built a machine that he theorized would grow the shards he found. The shard he used as a seed grew a round, orange shell. That shard then became his little drop of sunshine, Amber.
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Cryokina Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, I always like it when people analyse magic with science. Gem powers are so interesting. Are they magic, or is it all super-advanced technology?
LRpaul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, as Arthur C. Clarke once said, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Most depictions of magic seem to rely on the transfer of energy--magical (or ethereal) energy being a sort of "raw" state--much like how a simple rotary generator turns kinetic energy into electricity.

(Don't tell nobody, but I have a headcanon that the Gems were created by some ancient alien race, and that they eventually overthrew their organic masters.)
Cryokina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Don't forget the later corollary, "any sufficiently analysed magic is indistinguishable from technology." Not sure of the original source of that quote, but there's a TVtropes page on it.…

I love all this worldbuilding in Steven Universe. We're slowly finding out more and more about Gem civilisation and about Homeworld, but at the same time we're getting some of the most fleshed out characters I've ever seen on TV. When did cartoons that are ostensibly for kids become so good?
LRpaul Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When they started being created by women and having mostly female characters?

Here's one I picked-up from Max Steel: "Magic is just science we don't understand yet."
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