Steven Universe

TV Show • 2013 • Animation  Report
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Kyle
Cat fingers "are killed" with water.
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Does a pet die?
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BriarRosePatch
There is a movie series in universe in which a robotic dog fights crime but he is a robot
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CLODS101
In the episode “Onion Gang”, Steven, Onion, and Onion’s friends have a bug race. If one has sensitivities to seeing bugs crawling, you might want to skip this part of the episode. At the end of the race, Onion’s friends tell Steven to squash the bug he got, as it won. His particular bug is a Stag Beetle. No bug is actually squashed as Steven refuses to squash it. Onion comes by Steven’s house later to return the bug. Also, some Corrupted Gems look like bugs. The Centipeedle, one of these monsters, is very millipede-like. The Heaven Beetle and Earth Beetle look exactly like beetles, however, unlike the Centipeedle, who is sometimes seen attacking the Crystal Gems, the Heaven and Earth Beetle aren’t hostile and are calm towards the Gems
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LVKendo
There’s a scene where lion is shown consuming a lizard, which has been torn in half. There’s no blood or gore, but you can see bone and the top half of the body is missing.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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victorandmonique
Lion did die, but it's not shown on screen
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HoppipHarvest
They don’t have any arms!
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ShannonBristol
There are spider-like creatures.
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KathyT154
In various episodes Steven has living catfingers, who try to overtake his body. He „kills“ those cats with water though.
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CassetteMeower
You could say Rose dying in order for Steven to be born being abandonment, but Rose still lives on inside of Steven
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sushi
During the second half of the last season, Steven is constantly ignored and gaslit by the Diamonds, intentionally or not, who refuse to call him by his name or correct pronouns until the final episode. It may be uncomfortable for some viewers, due to its similarities to the situation of a transgender person being misgendered by their family.
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5
Various townspeople are stalked and kidnapped by Aquamarine near the mid-end of Season 4.
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Kyle
Lapis and Jasper's fusion is interpreted to be an abusive relationship
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ShannonBristol
White, Blue, and Yellow Diamond are all strongly implied to have abused Pink Diamond emotionally.
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hyperjenb
Some see Jasper as having been addicted to being Malachite, but that's more analogous to something like Stockholm syndrome.
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adeliajbrown
No literal rape whatsoever, although it is possible to interpret fusion as a metaphor for sex, and multiple nonconsensual fusions occur onscreen. Although these scenes can be thematically similar to rapes, the imagery shown is not similar. You just see two characters dance, glow, and turn into one big character.
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sushi
While no one is assaulted, the episode Alone Together features a character being approached at a party by someone who wants to dance with them, and keeps pushing and getting in their personal space even after being told no. This doesn't escalate, but it may be uncomfortable for some viewers.
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CassetteMeower
In multiple episodes Steven or other characters are restrained by evil gems from Homeworld, but many of these scenes are heavy spoilers
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4
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82
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CassetteMeower
No genitals are seen on characters
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31
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SiRenfield
The Cluster
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LauraMcG
The gems fight various monsters, sometimes by slicing off their limbs. It is not graphic, and the monsters always "poof" then. They are not killing the monsters. Also, when broken gem shards reform, they form as disembodied arms and legs.
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There are multiple scenes where gems are crushed and poofed. For example there's a scene whers Amethyst is crushed by the slinker and poofed
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Colleen Werner
In the episode Cat Fingers" a character's fingers grow tiny cat heads.
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ironbob12343boi
Although in one episode, a gem threatens to crush a human's head, it doesn't happen
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7
CharaViolet
Gems emerge from the earth rather than being born, however, this is pictured as them jumping out of a hole in a wall rather than anything similar to being buried.
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8BitMonkey
No eyes are shown being injured, mutilated, or removed. The closest thing is one Gem who is already missing an eye, but it's far from graphic since she isn't human. There's a shallow monochrome dent where her eye used to be.
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heibonna
more so punishments than torture. in a very non-brutal you-can-show-your-kids way. someone is attached to another through fusing and is brought to the bottom of the ocean. lapis was trapped in a mirror until she was brought out.
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Dreamdust1600
There is no blood or gore
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meticulousmaker
Steven shaves a single chin hair at the very beginning of "Reunited".
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Yes, there are several scenes in most episodes where characters are out of breath
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hyperjenb
Any time Steven goes inside Lion's mane he has to hold his breath, and sometimes starts suffocating if he's in there too long, though he always manages to come up for air.
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DeenGray
Whenever Steven astral projects
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meticulousmaker
Greg's leg is injured and presumably broken in "Ocean Gem", with no visible wound. The following episode "House Guest" centers around him recovering from this injury, and he is fully healed by the end of the episode.
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moonstone
no, but somebody does get seriously injured from a fall
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In the episode "Three Gems and a Baby," a young Steven is taken from Greg by the Crystal Gems as they drive away in his van.
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adeliajbrown
S1
 E37
None of the minor characters are drawn in a sexualized way or engage in sexual behavior, but some people consider fusion as a metaphor for sex, and minors do perform this. Usually when minors do it, fusion is NOT sexualized at all. The one scene that might be uncomfortable is in Alone Together when the gems are trying to teach Steven how to fuse for the first time. They demonstrate performing sexualized dances to fuse with each other, and then Steven awkwardly tries to perform the same dances. It’s not sexual when he does it and played for laughs though
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Breanna
A teenager dies and is revived a bit later in the episode. Seeing as a teenager is not yet an adult, it constitutes as a child dying.
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Yes, Steven does this several times, especially in season 5
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CLODS101
Overall, no, however, Rose Quartz started her relationship with Greg around the same time as her relationship with Pearl. It’s unknown if Rose and Pearl were still in a romantic relationship then, however, Pearl was very hurt by Rose’s neglect to her after meeting Greg. The situation is sort of like cheating.
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Steven S.
Rose Quartz, the main character's mother, died in childbirth before the events of the show, and her death is discussed often.
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ironbob12343boi
In the episode "Jailbreak" the gems and Steven have been kidnapped, thhough they escape. In the "5 nights at beach city" event, several people are kidnapped, but eventually escape.
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probablyapineapple
in the episode "cheeseburger backpack" a plush toy named mr. queasy explodes. in the episode "mirror gem" a teddy bear gets stabbed by pearl's spear.
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CassetteMeower
Peridot is seen hiding in Steven’s shower when locked in his bathroom, but she’s not seen taking a shower.
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wellalbeedarned
The episode Horror Club" leads the viewer to believe that a location is haunted, though it is later proved otherwise.
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Ash Wood
No but Frybo is legitimately terrifying
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Caitlin Belle Isle
Steven is dressed as a clown for the birthday episode but it is not in the context of a scary clown like IT. He has innocent intentions.
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DeenGray
When Steven was a baby, Garnet gave him a razor, since she knew he would need it in the future
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andrewbercovitz
In "Change your Mind" (S4E29), the antagonist possessed the 3 crystal gems, 2 diamonds, and another pearl has been. For the crystal gems and diamonds, the whole process is shown, with their color and individuality being lost, and is shot like a horror film.
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Alii
Steven has healing spit, and there is multiple scenes where he licks his hand then wipes it on someone, usually an injured person.
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KatanaNovaCat
Steven does while transformed into a baby in "Steven's Birthday".
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carbonoid1
Multiple times, it is not visible on screen however you do hear the sounds.
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j_lolz
nope! no audio or visual gore.
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Rubies3
Connie’s father is a private security guard. He protects property but is actually pretty impotent. Connie thinks her dad’s job is very cool and goes along to do it with him one episode. He is not the police but definitely tries to act like a cop.
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CLODS101
No, however, Gem Destabilizers use an electric-like current that can poof Gems. This electric-like current is much like the powers of Yellow Diamond. The current can also be used as a barrier, as seen in “Jailbreak”
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CLODS101
Steven and Connie go to a hospital, but a mental hospital is never seen in the show
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CLODS101
No, however, the Gem Injectors at the Prime and Beta Kindergartens only slightly resemble needles/syringes. For those sensitive only to objects that look like or are needles the Gem Injectors won’t trigger any sensitivities. However, if one is sensitive to objects that can remind one of a needle than you might want to keep an eye out on the person with the sensitivities to see how they react to seeing one
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justsomerandomgirlyouknow
In the episode Nightmare Hospital" Steven and Connie sneak into a hospital after hours where they are attacked.
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1
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Kkvega
An episode is dedicated to helping Connie deal with negative thoughts. It’s a happy ending.
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No
0
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Deny005
Almost every character does, but it doesn't have a name in show
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nwaynway
No, but may be unsettling to see some of the gems discuss why they don’t eat.
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AutisticRegressorTeto
Pearl did some not-so-great things as a result of trauma (like forcing Garnet to fuse w her), but she is shown empathy and it's still treated as not ok.
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Inuit
In order for Steven to be born his mother had to give up her body. She knew she had to give up her body and did it anyway.
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hyperjenb
No character is confirmed to be autistic, but some are coded as such. The only instance that vaguely resembles autism-specific abuse is in "Too Short to Ride" where an autistic-coded character's tablet, which is implied to be her comfort item, is forcibly taken from her and thrown away.
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Rubies3
It is not graphic at all, but Pearl frequently allows herself to be essentially knocked unconscious or beaten to exhaustion in battle even when it’s unnecessary and unwanted. She feels the desire to sacrifice her body for others because she considers herself useless. The reasoning behind her self-sacrifice is similar to self harm and could be disturbing. She also tries to impress this mindset onto a young girl but is stopped.
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jen.m.denton
In episode Reformed" Amethyst keeps trying to change her form to what she thinks Garnet wants her to be.
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devonfusaro
In the episode Friend Ship" (s2 ep15) Pearl and Garnet are trapped in a shrinking enclosed pit which eventually becomes almost small enough to crush them. However, they do get out of it before any (physical) damage is done.
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Isurehopeitdoesnt
In a couple episodes, but most of the time it's very soft colours and lighting.
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MossMan
There are a few episodes where the main character is a baby, and can be heard crying.
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Laea
The episode "The Big Show" is made as we were seeing a video tape that Steven recorded on an old camera
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CLODS101
Steven’s mother Rose Quartz died offscreen from giving birth to Steven, however, that doesn’t necessarily count. Other than that, there are no instances of a pregnant women dying
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anonamus
One character, Onion, attempts to show Steven a videotape of his birth. This is not shown onscreen, but there is a few seconds of audio before the video is turned off.
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Yes
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Dreamdust1600
There are episodes where steven is a baby and backstory episodes where rose is pregnant
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StrongFish91
Steven crossdresses in "Sadie's Song" and no joke is made of it. Quite refreshing.
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pyromania
While not among humans, multiple Gems are subject to this. These behaviors are treated as harmful and are not encouraged.
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hyperjenb
Rose Quartz was strongly implied to be bisexual and dies permanently before the events of the show, and her girlfriend Pearl grieves her, but it should be noted many characters are LGBT and continue to survive and be happy in love.
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57bees
A character named Renaldo is a conspiracy theorist and talks about “snake people” and how they take over the government and control people, which is similar to the antisemitic “lizard people” conspiracy theory irl. However he gives up on this theory after all the evidence points to it not being true, after a full episode talks about disproving his weird theories. Other than that, there are no direct antisemitic implications.
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rhearthstone
Stevonnie is occasionally called she, but only by people who don't know better, and it's very rare. In recent episodes, however, Steven has been called she multiple times, as well as called by what could be interpreted as a deadname, even after he asks them to stop,
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BriarRosePatch
A character named garnet is symbolic of a gay relationship, and the antagonists call her unnatural.
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rhearthstone
It's not against real minorities, but there's lots of disparaging language against fusions and other “off-colors”. Gems are even called “defective”. I don't think it's really a big thing, but it's close enough to real hate speech to be off-putting at times. It can be really close to real world ableism at times, but these views are always presented as a bad thing. In any case, i think it's close enough to be wary, especially if you have triggers relating to this.
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fireweed15
The show is extremely body positive. In an early episode, Steven and his human friends start working out (lifting weights, mild calisthenics), but that's because Steven wants to be strong like one of the Gem fusions.
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CharaViolet
The only characters that die in the show are Rose Quartz and, for a brief moment, Lars, before being resurrected. Rose Quartz is an alien, but she has pale peach skin and is thus white-coded. Lars is Filipino, not black, and he is immediately brought back to life.
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SiRenfield
Technically Rose and Greg albeit of the supernatural circumstances variety
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01010011
There is no sexual content in this show.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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1
Season 1 episode 5 Steven is naked and his butt is shown but nothing else inappropriate
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CassetteMeower
Steven cries a lot due to dealing with a lot of stress, and his friends try to help him calm down and comfort him when he’s upset. It’s really sweet :)
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Dreamdust1600
Stevens father lives in his van but this is by choice
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CLODS101
Most episodes have happy endings.
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andrewbercovitz
This world has no Holidays, so no Santa
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nikieturtlegoo
In one of the filler episodes, Steven and Connie have a car race with a jerk named Kevin. They have an anxiety attack while driving and spin off the road. Neither the children nor the car are hurt, and they easily get back on the road with no trouble, but they do lose control for a brief period.
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heibonna
it is not necessarily a plane and more of that of an alien ship. they are often seen coming to earth in one way or another but none are brutal.
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Alii
I believe multiple people have been hit by Greg's van, although this is for comedic affect and the characters are fine moments after
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CLODS101
Overall, no, however, nearly every Gem has a weapon that they summon from their Gemstone. Gems are seen using these weapons frequently. Various different weapons are seen being used by the Gems but none of them are a gun in any way. Pearl can shoot lasers from her spear/trident however, which is kind of gun-like.
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sally.helander
While there's no nuclear explosion, there is a weapon of mass destruction in the form of a huge blast of light comparable with radiation that leaves countless individuals severely physically disfigured and mentally damaged.
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CLODS101
Characters are seen doing things that may injure them, but are not injured in the end. A character dies onscreen, however, it’s non-graphic
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mokudokus
Lapis tries to drown Steven and Connie, making a waterball surrounding their head, making them unable to breath but they dont die as they're freed by Greg.
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