"Hahahaha, oh, but it can be, and it is! I got a new style, and a few new toys that are gonna put an end to your 'happily ever after', once and for all!!" -Spinel
Spinel is the main antagonist of Steven Universe: The Movie. She was created thousands of years ago to comfort the lonely Pink Diamond. The two would play every day in Pink Diamond's Garden until Pink was finally given her own colony. At that point, Pink outgrew Spinel, and abandoned her under the guise of playing a game by having Spinel stand alone for thousands of years; Pink never returned. After discovering her abandonment through Steven's universe-wide message, she went to Earth seeking revenge, and attempted to destroy all life on the planet. After making amends with Steven and the Crystal Gems, the Diamonds take her back to Homeworld to live with them.
Why She Rocks
- She has a great character design, both in her old and new forms, which is inspired by classic cartoons,
- Her voice acting is very well done, courtesy of Sarah Stiles.
- She has 2 great songs that she sings in the movie: "Other Friends" and "Drift Away".
- She is a very well sympathetic and relatable character. She was Pink Diamond's playmate who was abandoned by Pink Diamond when she left Homeworld to become Rose Quartz, leaving Spinel waiting for her return for over six thousand years, and then eventually learning that she was gone when she had Steven. The abandonment she felt after realizing the truth is a very relatable trait for those who have suffered through abandonment.
- She is very different from the other villains in the show, who didn't know they were causing any harm, but Spinel knew she did.
- She is very adorable in her rejuvenated form.
- Her weapon (the Gem Rejuvenator, a scythe that can revert gems back to their default settings) is super cool.
- Some people were offended by her design when she was introduced, because some artists on social media sites made it look as if she resembled Jenny (from "My Life as a Teenage Robot") as a villain seeking revenge. This led to some internet controversy.
- Her actions killing innocent lives is no excuse for abandonment.
- Whether she is evil or not, some people can be easily scared of her current appearance.