Monday, 23 May 2016
[Steven Universe] The Secret Hair Code
What is the secret of Peridot's hair? We know this was deliberate - show storyboarder Lamar Abrams apologised to fans on twitter for not drawing Peridot's hair big enough, and promised that it would get bigger in future episodes. What could it mean? As Peridot becomes more heroic, her hair gets bigger. Like the Biblical Samson, could the size of her hair be tied directly to the state of her soul?
So the theory seems to hold water in 100% of cases. We can tell a character's alignment by the size of their hair, and as they get more heroic, their hair grows. But what secrets does this tell us about the future of the show? One very interesting fact comes to light, that reveals the true evil mastermind behind Steven Universe.
Remember, Greg lied to Steven about having a broken leg, and took away his power of healing. He also murdered Rose Quartz by making her pregnant. He constantly attacks Pearl with disruptive sonic waves from his CDs. By the state of his hair we can confidently deduce that Greg is the villain of the show, and the mastermind behind Homeworld and the Diamond Authority. Will Steven discover this in time, or will Greg take scissors to his son's hair, turning him as twisted and cruel as him?