|“||I don't know what will happen in the future, but if something dangerous comes along, I don't want to be a burden, I want to help! I want to be there for Steven to fight by his side! The Earth is my home too, can't I help protect it?||„|
|~ Connie Maheswaran|
"Connie Maheswaran" is a recurring character in Steven Universe. She is Steven's close friend and heavily implied romantic interest. While normally acting withdrawn and introverted, she is highly intelligent and a skilled swordsman, having received personal training from Pearl.
Powers and Stats
Name: Connie Maheswaran
Origin: Steven Universe
Age: 12.75 (as of "Steven's Birthday")
Attack Potency: Wall level (Able to block and deflect the Training Robot's attacks which were capable of destroying cars, In the graphic novel To cool for school, Connie managed to injure a Gem Monster who tore down a wall and ruined most of a school over time), Can bypass conventional durability against Gems with Rose's Sword (Able to one-shot low level Forced Fusion Gems. Dispatched with Corrupted-Fused Gems, who where strong enough to almost overpower Steven)
Lifting Strength: Above Average Human (Able to wield Rose's Sword, which is almost larger than her)
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level
Stamina: Above Average
Range: Extended melee range with sword
Standard Equipment: Sabre, Rose Quartz's Sword
Intelligence: High (Connie was directly and extensively trained by Pearl in the arts of sword craft to become a knight. While Connie herself has had little time to train, she proved herself to become a proficient swordswomen in her own right. As such, she is capable of holding her own against a non-completely-serious-Pearl and high level Holo-Pearls. She was even able to pull off complicated sword-based techniques in her battles against the Corrupted Fusions without a hitch.)
Weaknesses: Still has a lot to learn and struggles to fight real threats such as the corrupted Jasper. Being the glass cannon she is, Connie relies on Steven's shield and bubbles for defense against enemy strikes.
- Swordsmanship: As of "Sworn to the Sword", Connie has become very skilled in the art of sword-fighting, to the point where she was able to put Pearl on the defensive. She was able to work in tandem with Steven and his shield. She can attack swiftly with light attacks or with power in heavy attacks, and was able to defeat several Holo-Pearls in advanced mode. Due to being ambidextrous, she can fight with equal skill with either hand. Her skill and reflexes have been honed to such an extent that she is able to react to a perceived threat before she knows what she is doing, such as when she attacked a fellow student who bumped into her without realizing it until after the fact.