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Old 09-26-2015, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by grude View Post
And at this point are we meant to believe the normal size for gems is Peridot size? Ruby, Sapphire, Lapis, Peridot, Amethyst, and Centipeedle's humanoid shape when it reformed are all around Steven's size.

Rose, Jasper, and Pearl are the odd ones out. And Pearl is tall but skinny, it appears Rose and Jasper are freakishly large for gems. Wondering if Rose was originally a warrior like Jasper.
I think perhaps it was more Rose was the leader. There is some intimation that Gem society might be rigidly caste-based, yes? Perhaps physical stature correlates to societal position. The bigger you are, the more important you are. Think back to the episode where Greg flashbacks to when he first met the Gems. They are notably smaller than they are in the present day. They appear to age noticeably in the span of a few years, despite being evidently thousands of years old. And the only thing to change in that span is that Rose, their leader, is gone. It would seem that, for Gems, the phrase "you're only as old as you feel" is literal truth.