|“||I will fight to be everything that everybody wants me to be when I'm grown!||„|
|~ "We are the Crystal Gems"|
Steven Quartz Universe is the titular main protagonist of the show Steven Universe. He is the son of former rock musician Greg Universe and late leader of the Crystal Gems Rose Quartz, and the only member of human descent of the protagonist team, the Crystal Gems.
A half-human, half-Gem as a result of his parentage, Steven is an extraordinarily unique being with innate powers beyond that of both normal humans and Gems. While only a child, Steven has steadily grown from a tag-along to the Crystal Gems into an equal amongst their ranks thanks to his good-hearted nature and resourcefulness. Though he is a part of a monumental legacy, Steven is devoted to fulfilling his destiny as protector of humanity, just as his mother was before him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B, higher with Gem powers | 6-C, possibly 6-B | 6-B
Name: Steven Quartz Universe
Origin: Steven Universe
Age: 12-13 | 13-14 | 14
Classification: Half-Human Half-Gem, Crystal Gem, Son of Rose Quartz and Greg Universe, Diamond
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled shield wielder, Limited Shapeshifting, Forcefield Creation, Self Age Manipulation, Can contain objects in bubbles of energy, Healing, Plant Manipulation, Can fuse with other gems and humans (Limited, So far he has only fused with Connie and Amethyst), Emphatic Telepathy, Attack Reflection (With his shield), Resistance to Anti-Gem Weaponry | All previous abilities to a greater extent plus the ability to communicate through and manipulate the dreams of people and gems, transfer his consciousness into other beings and people when he sleeps, link his mind with that of others, and Levitation | All previous abilities to a greater extent plus the ability to resurrect things that have recently died with his tears, Aura (Allows him to enter the astral plane, where he can possess minds and project his thoughts)
Attack Potency: At least Wall level (Ripped part of an arcade machine apart with his bare hands, Destroyed the dashboard of Greg's van with a punch), higher with Gem powers (The vibrations from his shield destroyed all of the Lapis Lazuli's water clones who had been easily overpowering the Crystal Gems, Accidentally created an army of Watermelons Stevens that were able to overpower the Crystal Gems) | Island level, possibly Country level (Overpowered Eyeball, was able to fight on par with Amethyst when the latter was holding back, Easily dispatched several Holo-Pearls) | Country level (Should be stronger than before, Forcibly unfazed Topaz, though with significant difficulty and concentration)
Speed: At least Normal Human | At least Subsonic (Able to run fast enough to appear as a blur to Greg) with Relativistic+ reactions and combat speed (Fought and defeated several high-difficulty Holo-Pearls, was able to fight and dodge several hits from Amethyst and Bismuth [having been able to pick up Rose's sword, draw it, and impale Bismuth before she could strike him], could keep up with Eyeball) | At least Subsonic with Relativistic+ reactions and combat speed
Lifting Strength: Unknown | Class 5 (Was able to lift a full-grown person over his head with little difficulty, Casually lifted a large box of music equipment which normally required two grown men to carry, Lifted a large obsidian statue, Was able to support a large chunk of a stone pillar over his head with his shield) | Class 50 (Helped Rutile and Rhodonite push a rock that weighed this much)
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class | Island Class, possibly Country Class | Country Class
Durability: At least Small Town level (Survived the explosion of the Pyramid Temple), Multi-Continent level with Shield and Bubble (One of his bubbles protected him from Lapis Lazuli's tower collapsing on him and his friends, his shield blocked a point-blank shot from Peridot's Gem Warship, used a bubble to protect himself and the Crystal Gems when Peridot's ship reentered the atmosphere and crash landed) | Island level, possibly Country level, Multi-Continent level with Shield and Bubble | Country level, Multi-Continent level with Shield and Bubble (His shield blocked hits from an enraged Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond)
Stamina: Average | Above Average | High
Range: Standard melee range to tens of meters with shield. Likely hundreds of kilometers with bubbles.
Standard Equipment: Shield
Intelligence: Quite high (Though never directly stated, Steven is shown to be extremely intelligent in his own right. He is a natural problem solver, as most of his early adventures relied on him using intelligence and creativity to get himself out of trouble without the use of his powers. He is also able to converse with the highly intelligent Connie on an equal footing since they first met. Despite him being naive and socially oblivious, in the graphic novel "Too Cool for School", Pearl mentioned how Steven's education in the care of the gems was much greater than Earth schools, and Steven was getting perfect marks on his tests.)
Weaknesses: Has little control over his powers, which results in them working with unexpected results (Such as almost aging himself to death and turning himself into an out of control cat monster on accident) or not working at all. Has little actual combat experience, and unlike other Gems, Steven will likely die instead of poofing. | Steven becomes fatigued if he summons his shield too often, If Steven goes into other people's dreams too much he gets sleep deprived. He is a lot more pacifistic than the other gems, and refuses to kill anything due to him feeling that it isn't right. Unlike other Gems, Steven will likely die instead of poofing. | If Steven goes into other people's dreams too much he gets sleep deprived. He is a lot more pacifistic than the other gems, and refuses to kill anything due to him feeling that it isn't right. Unlike other Gems, Steven will likely die instead of poofing.
- Shield Proficiency: Due to possessing his mother's gemstone, Steven can summon Rose's shield. Steven is able to summon his shield at will with little effort at any moment he requires it and increase its size at will. Steven can summon his Shield as many times as he wants without tiring, even summoning more than one, and he is able to use it in conjunction with his protective bubble as an added method of defense. The shield is remarkably durable, able to withstand a charged shot from the Gem Warship, and has reflective properties strong enough to reflect a laser fired from a scanning Robonoid.
- Projectile Shield: Steven can throw his shield as a projectile with great speed and power, weaponizing it as a ranged attack against with enough accuracy to temporarily stun opponents. He can boomerang his shield off of several targets, causing it to return to his hand, and his shield has razor-sharp edges and can cut through substances as tough as solid rock before returning to him.
- Shield Vibration: On certain occasions when Steven's shield is hit, it emits an audible vibration that disables magical constructs, such as Lapis Lazuli's water clones and Holo-Pearls.
- Healing: Steven's saliva has the power to heal the injuries of both humans and Gems, and even inanimate objects. Steven's healing capabilities have not yet been seen to the full extent of his power, but he is shown to be capable of healing cracked gemstones, common human injuries and conditions such as poor eyesight and broken bones, and broken inanimate objects such as a torn stuffed animal.
- Resurrection: Like his mother, Steven possesses the ability to resurrect the dead with his tears. The recipient turns pink and gains special abilities, such as the ability to grant access to Lion's Dimension through their hair.
- Phytokinesis: Using his healing saliva, Steven is able to grow sentient flora by licking plant seeds. These plants are autonomous, acting of their own free will unless Steven has transferred his mind into one of them.
- Bubble Shield: Steven can summon an incredibly durable bubble forcefield that encases him and others that he is protecting. Steven is capable of summoning it reflexively, can expand his bubble to push away enemies and break free from being trapped inside a solid object, and can can "pop" his bubble to knock surrounding enemies back. Besides the bubble offensively popping, Steven's bubble has shown the ability to grow larger and smaller. The bubble can generate its own internal atmosphere, allowing Steven to survive in the bubble for hours underwater despite it being air-tight, and Steven is even able to breathe inside one he had just generated in the vacuum of space.
- Spike Bubble: Steven can morph his bubble in such a way that sharp spikes appear along its surface.
- Long-Range Bubble: Steven can stretch a side of his bubble into a small tunnel that connects it to another bubble.
- Empathic Telepathy: Steven is able to sense things based on their emotional state. Steven can communicate with Gems through his dreams. This ability has primarily come to light while other beings are under emotional turmoil. Steven can also enter the dreams of other humans, but also that repeated use of this power can physically exhaust him, as sleeping in this state seems to provide no restful benefit that would otherwise be gained from typical sleep.
- Mind Transfer: Steven is able to transfer his consciousness into another living being he has a connection with while his own body is asleep. The true mind of the host body lays dormant while he is in control of it.
- Mind Link: Steven is able to link his mind with another being allowing him to feel the target's emotions and see the world through their eyes. When Steven sleeps, his dream will be whatever the target is looking at. Steven does not have to willingly link minds with a person in order for this power to work.
- Fluctuating Age: Steven can manipulate his age through his state of mind, his physical age depending solely on how old he thinks he is.
- Shapeshifting: Steven possesses some level of the natural shapeshifting abilities typical of Gems, being able to transform parts of his body into cats and stretch various parts of his body at will. However, despite having more control over this power than initially, he can only do this for a certain amount of time and his half-human nature puts more of a strain on his body than it would a Gem.
- Levitation: Steven, like Rose, can levitate his body and even manipulate its gravity based on his emotions. When he thinks happy thoughts, he floats slowly to the ground, while when he is sad or angry, he descents much quicker. While floating slowly, anything he touches will also float just as slowly, no matter how large. This also allows him to jump higher than normal, having been able to jump up to the temple's face and even above the clouds.
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