50 Steven Universe Easter Eggs That You Didn’t Notice

List of Steven Universe Easter Eggs:

In the episode “Giant Woman,” Steven and Amethyst fuse into a giant woman named “Opal,” a reference to the birthstone of October.

The character Garnet is a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire, which is a nod to the fact that garnets are formed by the combination of different minerals.

In “Steven and the Stevens,” Steven time-travels and creates multiple versions of himself. The episode is a homage to the film “Back to the Future” and its sequels.

The Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches, a favorite treat of Steven, are a reference to the classic ice cream brand, Chipwich.

Steven’s pink lion, introduced in the episode “Lion 2: The Movie,” is likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a symbol from Christianity.

In “Rose’s Scabbard,” a flag with a pink diamond can be seen in the background, foreshadowing the reveal of Pink Diamond’s true identity.

The character Onion is a nod to the character Boo from the Studio Ghibli film “My Neighbor Totoro.” Both characters are mischievous and have a similar appearance.

In “Steven Floats,” Steven discovers that he can float in the air. This is a reference to the iconic scene in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” where Charlie and Grandpa Joe float with the Fizzy Lifting Drinks.

In “Rose’s Room,” Steven’s room can transform into different settings based on his desires, similar to the Room of Requirement in the Harry Potter series.

The Gems’ ability to fuse is inspired by the concept of fusion in Dragon Ball Z, where characters merge to become more powerful.

In “On the Run,” Amethyst takes Steven to a Kindergarten, a reference to the term used in the show Dragon Ball Z for artificially grown warriors.

The design of Rose Quartz’s sword is reminiscent of the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series.

In the episode “Steven and the Stevens,” one of the Steven clones wears a t-shirt with a star symbol, resembling the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda series.

In “Together Breakfast,” Steven creates a giant breakfast treat by stacking different foods. This is a reference to the game “Stacking” by Double Fine Productions.

The “Sword to the Sword” episode pays homage to the musical “West Side Story,” with Pearl and Connie’s characters echoing Maria and Tony.

In “Steven’s Birthday,” Steven’s aging process is accelerated, and he transforms into a baby, referencing the film “Big,” where a boy becomes an adult overnight.

The “The Test” episode contains references to the concept of the “Turing Test” in computer science, which evaluates a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior.

The “Too Short to Ride” episode features a virtual reality game called “Meep Morps,” a nod to the phrase frequently used by Peridot.

In “Ocean Gem,” when Lapis Lazuli emerges from the ocean, it references the scene in the film “The Little Mermaid” where Ariel emerges from the water.

The character Greg Universe is inspired by Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar’s own father, who is a musician.

The fusion dance performed by Stevonnie, a fusion of Steven and Connie, is reminiscent of the fusion dances seen in the Dragon Ball series.

In “Reformed,” Amethyst shapeshifts into the form of Purple Puma, a wrestler character inspired by classic 80s cartoons like “He-Man” and “She-Ra.”

The song “Stronger Than You,” sung by Garnet, contains references to the musical style of Estelle, the voice actress for Garnet, and pays tribute to LGBTQ+ relationships.

In “The Answer,” the story of Ruby and Sapphire’s forbidden love draws parallels to Romeo and Juliet.

The “Cry for Help” episode contains references to the concept of a “false flag” operation, where an event is staged to deceive others about its true nature.

In “Gem Heist,” the character Blue Diamond’s design is inspired by Art Deco architecture and fashion, reflecting her status as a ruler.

The “Lars of the Stars” episode features a space captain character named “Rhodonite,” who is a fusion of a Ruby and a Pearl, just like the Gem character Rhodonite in the show.

The “Change Your Mind” episode features a transformation sequence that pays homage to the magical girl genre, popularized by shows like “Sailor Moon.”

The character Bismuth, a Gem who was bubbled for rebellion, shares her name with a type of metal alloy commonly used in jewelry making.

The “Mr. Universe” episode title is a play on the Marvel Comics character “Mr. Universe” and Steven’s father, Greg Universe.

In “Sworn to the Sword,” Pearl’s training sequence with Connie is reminiscent of Jedi training scenes from the Star Wars franchise.

The “Gem Harvest” episode features a Thanksgiving theme, with the Gems attempting to understand the human tradition of a harvest festival.

In “Jail Break,” the fusion dance performed by Ruby and Sapphire is similar to the dance sequence in the film “Dirty Dancing.”

The character Peridot’s limb enhancers, which she initially uses to augment her abilities, are reminiscent of the cybernetic enhancements in the anime series “Ghost in the Shell.”

In “Lion 3: Straight to Video,” the tape that Steven watches contains scenes from Rose Quartz’s past, similar to the concept of viewing memories in the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

The character Opal’s bow and arrow, seen in “Giant Woman,” is a reference to the archer character Opal from the animated series “The Legend of Zelda.”

The design of the Gem spaceship resembles a classic arcade machine, paying homage to video game culture.

The character Stevonnie’s gender nonconforming appearance and representation reflects creator Rebecca Sugar’s intent to challenge gender norms and expand representation in the show.

In “The New Lars,” the concept of body-swapping pays tribute to films like “Freaky Friday” and “Big.”

The design of the Crystal Temple’s door resembles the TARDIS from the television series “Doctor Who,” known for being larger on the inside.

The “Keystone Motel” episode pays homage to the buddy cop genre, with Ruby and Sapphire acting as a mismatched pair of detectives.

The “Sadie’s Song” episode features a talent show that references the movie “Fame” and its iconic song “I Sing the Body Electric.”

In “Onion Friend,” the titular character Onion has a doll resembling a Cabbage Patch Kid, a popular toy from the 1980s.

The character Sardonyx’s flamboyant and theatrical personality is inspired by classic game show hosts like Richard Dawson and Gene Rayburn.

In “Mirror Gem,” the concept of a mirror possessing sentience and trapped in another world is reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass.”

The character Peridot’s signature phrase “Clods!” is a humorous nod to the censoring of stronger language in children’s cartoons.

The “Restaurant Wars” episode features a rivalry between two neighboring restaurants, reminiscent of the classic musical “West Side Story.”

The character Smoky Quartz’s yo-yo weapon is a tribute to the iconic weapon of the superhero Daredevil.

In “The Trial,” the courtroom scene references the famous painting “The Son of Man” by RenĂ© Magritte, featuring a character with an apple obscuring their face.

The character Aquamarine’s design and personality draw inspiration from classic British villains, such as Mary Poppins’ antagonist, Miss Andrew.

The “Bismuth Casual” episode references the concept of casual Fridays, where individuals dress in a more relaxed manner at work.

The character Lapis Lazuli’s power to control water is a reference to the mythical abilities of water spirits and mermaids.

The “Political Power” episode explores the consequences of a power outage, echoing real-world concerns and the impact of natural disasters.

In “A Single Pale Rose,” the revelation of Pink Diamond’s true identity pays homage to the iconic plot twist in the film “The Sixth Sense.”

The character Rainbow Quartz 2.0’s design, with their top hat and tailcoat, is reminiscent of magicians and performers like Fred Astaire.

The “Log Date 7 15 2” episode title is a reference to the stardate system used in the “Star Trek” franchise, adding a sci-fi touch to the show.

The character Fluorite, a fusion of six Gems, pays tribute to the concept of a multi-headed creature like the Hydra from Greek mythology.

In “The Big Show,” the character Sour Cream’s DJ skills and the underground rave scene are inspired by the electronic music culture of the 1990s.

The “Last One Out of Beach City” episode features a music video-like sequence, paying homage to the music videos of the 1980s.

The “Homeworld Bound” episode explores themes of mental health and self-discovery, highlighting the importance of seeking help and support.

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