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I’m their leader. If anything happens to my teammates, I’m responsible.

—Fire Agate, "Reflecting"

Fire Agate (specifically Fire Agate Facet-3M1R Cut-5CH) is a gemsona created by N.R. Wynter. A hardworking and dedicated swordsman who can take on foes twice her size. Fire Agate was a captain who served under Yellow Diamond. Now, she tries to adjust to her new lifestyle on Earth as leader of the Astro Gems which she documents on her blog.  

She is N.R. Wynter's main gemsona.  

Appearance

Fire Agate is the shortest of the Astro Gems, but is the most muscular. She has fire brick red skin with peach colored patches. Her eyes are maroon, has a button nose, and plump lips with dark red purple hair. Regardless of what form she takes, her hair is always poofy with a large pompadour that's curves to the side of her head. Fire Agate is quite different from the standard quartz. She's half their size and for her physique, she's missing mass in some areas (primarily her upperarms and kneecaps). The other noticeable difference is her nose being unusually large for a quartz. Her gem placement is on the left side of her chest.

Current Outfit

Fire Agate wears a full burgundy bodysuit with large shoulder pads.The bodysuit features aubergine colored areas (the neck, elbows, feet, kneecaps, and pelvis) and multi-colored bumps that occupy her forearms, calves, and chest. Unlike her previous regenerations, her hair this time is short and waves around the back of her head.

Soldier Uniform

Fire Agate's soldier outfit was a bit different from the standard quartz uniform. It was a sleeveless coffee bean undersuit with a red leotard on top. Her legs, toe and heel caps were the same shade as the undersuit, but the caps were darker. Her boots were also a red color. Her outfit featured a pale yellow trimming that were found on her leotard and boots. Around her waist was a belt with a small yellow diamond on the front. Unlike her current form, her hair was longer and messier, with sharp side bangs that curled out from her jawline.

Captain Uniform

The captain uniform was the debut of her shoulder pads she carried into her future regenerations. The torso is a mismatch of falu red and a dark purple gray color separated by a gold, pointed band. The bands were featured on other areas of the uniform, like the elbows, kneecaps, and pelvis. Her pants were dark gray and her boots were red with gray heel caps. This uniform featured white gloves that matched her collar. She wore a dark gray belt with a pale yellow diamond on the center. During the war, she wore a dark purple helmet with gold outlines. The glass of the helmet shimmered multiple colors, similar to the colors of her gem. Adorned on her shoulders was a burgundy cape with a raised collar and a yellow inverted triangle. Her hair then was more pampered and smooth, but still had sharp side bangs that slightly curve onto her face. 

Post war uniform was the same, but the colors were dulled considerably. The multi-colored bumps made their debut in this regeneration, but were more sporadically placed. They occupied her arms, legs, and torso, similarly as they are with her current form. One notable arrangement is that the diamond on her belt is broken up by small bumps. Her hair in this form was completely smoothed including the bangs, which were tucked to the side of her head. 

Personality

Fire Agate is a courageous, dedicated, and hardworking Gem. Much like other agates, she has a commanding presence who many, even larger Gems, find intimidating. She can be friendly with strangers, but usually approaches them with caution. She is also very picky with who she becomes friends with, stating "good friends are hard to come by". Her pickiness comes from past mistreatment of other Gems due to her status as an off-color. [1] She is also known to hold grudges and even vengeful, as she can't bring herself to forgive what the Crystal Gems had done to her.

She is very passionate and emotional. Fire Agate dedicates a lot of her time to her hobbies, especially when they have other useful purposes. Her favorite hobbies are the ones that keep her physically active, such as playing sports. However, she has the tendency to overwork herself to the point of mental exhaustion. She constantly makes statements about working harder or she's not trying enough and must do better. This is shown after the corruption of both obsidians, with Fire Agate looking tired and agitated. Being a perfectionist, she can't afford mistakes and tries to improve in skills she finds lacking. She does get visibly bothered when she's told she's not good at something and tries hard to be better at it. Fire Agate can also get competitive, often using physical activities to show off her strength.

Fire Agate often takes up the role as an authoritative figure. She likes having a sense of control since she has a strong desire to keep her friends or teammates safe. Also great at balancing out her schedule, she will always find time to train, tidying up the base, and hang out with her friends. If she feels she is lacking control, Fire Agate will stress out and do whatever she can to correct it. While the agate takes precaution and puts a lot of thought into her actions, her emotions play a part in her decision making. Sometimes, this will make her prone to taking extreme measures. As a response to the corruptions of both Blue and Red Obsidians, Fire Agate issues a lock down prohibiting any Gem from going outside their base. Due to her upbringing as a soldier and agate, she has trouble expressing herself in non-physical ways. Whether it's showing affection or letting out steam, Fire Agate often shows it in physical ways. She is very aware of this and will step up to take responsibility for her actions. As a promise she made to her team, Fire Agate is visibly making an effort to channel her emotions in a more constructive way through her ask blog.

Abilities

Fire Agate has standard Gem abilities and skills, but there are some noticeable problems. She has trouble shape shifting and it hurts her if she holds it for too long. Lacks some notable quartz gem abilities, like the spin dash attack and poor durability. Gravity shifting, fusion, and regeneration are the only other traits Fire Agate can accomplish without complications.

Fire Agate is a tactical fighter. She relies on sword fighting and fencing, but isn't a stranger of hand to hand combat. What she lacks in defense, she makes it up in other areas. Fire Agate relies on her strength and quick movements to overcome her foes. Because of her experience as a soldier, she's a formable opponent. She can pick up on one's fighting style fairly quickly and access what it takes to overcome them.

Fusions

List of fusions for Fire Agate.

Skillsets:

  • Swordsmanship: Fire Agate has excellent knowledge in sword fighting and fencing. She can pick three different rapiers that can be used to fight offensively, defensively, or both respectively. She accesses which fight needs what style and acts accordingly. She's quick and precise and focuses on breaking one's defense to deliver a final blow.
    • Slicing: Fire Agate can heat up her sword and be able to cut through almost any material.
    • Dual wield: In some cases, Fire Agate will fight with two swords.
    • Sword Launch: Fire Agate can summon all three of her swords and throw them at opponents.
    • Deflection: Fire Agate can protect herself or deflect certain attacks with her sword.
  • Martial Arts: Has average knowledge in hand to hand combat.This is a back up plan when she's disarmed or can't use her weapon.
  • Leadership: Fire Agate feels this is almost second nature to her. Her experiences as a captain give her enough experience to do the job right. Having great management skills, she keeps her teammates in line while keeping them busy doing their tasks. She keeps the base tidy and clean, doing much of the chores herself while taking care of the rambunctious members. This is seen in both "Intermission: Fire Agate's Shift" and "Ask-Tk's-Gems: A Helping Hand". Fire Agate and her teammate take turns taking care of the corrupted gems. She is willing to show compromise and making tough calls. In "Quite A View!", Fire Agate states living in a forest area was not her first choice, but was better for the team's preferred lifestyle.
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Fire Agate displaying her pyrokinesis.

Natural Abilities

  • Pyrokinesis:  Fire Agate can create, manipulate, and shape fire with relative ease. According to "Fire Power", this is a unique ability found in all fire agates.
    • Fire Breathing: One of Fire Agate's signature moves. She can breathe out a plume of fire from her mouth. While she has a good sense of control with this ability, it can be agitated by her emotions. In "Metal Art", Fire Agate gets so frustrated that she breathes fire out of rage. She also displays this lack of control in her sleep, unconsciously breathing out small bursts of fire. [2]
    • Pyrokinetic Boost: Fire Agate can propel herself long distances by releasing short bursts of fire from her feet.
    • Thermokinesis: With this ability, Fire Agate can increase her body temperature and generate heat. She can make her physical form hot to the touch.
  • Heat Resistance: Another common ability for fire agates, she can withstand extreme temperatures. In "Fire Power", this ability is demonstrated by Fire Agate bathing in lava.
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    Fire Agate demonstrating her heat resistance by bathing in lava.

Unique Abilities

  • Metal Manipulation: Has limited manipulation over metal if she heats it. Fire Agate has been shown using this ability for metal sculptures.
  • Artifical Light Manipulation: Fire Agate can manipulate artificial light by adding or removing heat. She is capable of dimming or brightening it, but is unable to turn the circuit on or off at will.

History

Fire Agate's past is slowly coming to light. She was the last fire agate to pop out from her Kindergarten, but the only to come out as off-colored.[3] It's not understood why she wasn't shattered on the spot, but she was allowed to serve in Homeworld's military. While the full estimate of her service is unknown, it took several millenniums for Fire Agate to achieve a captain status from hard work and using the right connections.[4]

She fought in the Gem War, leading a battalion of quartz Gems into battle. As the war went on, Fire Agate's unit slowly began to perish. She confronted the rebels by herself in an attempt to save her remaining soldiers. She was defeated by a fusion and imprisoned inside a seal made of clay. For five thousand years, Fire Agate desperately tried to free herself to get back to the battlefield. The seal eventually eroded away, allowing her to regenerate, but immediately discovered her gemstone was cracked. This resulted large bumps to grow on Fire Agate's physical form. Having no idea how much time has and in an unfamiliar mountainous terrain, Fire Agate attempted to find other soldiers. During her travels, her gemstone sustained more serious injuries. More bumps grew over her form, including some on her limbs, making it harder for her to move. Before it could get any worse, she was eventually found by Blue Obsidian in a human city who brought her to Rose's Fountain. Although the cracks were healed, the lasting damage was severe enough that, according to "Aftermath" and "Past Scars", some of those bumps became permanent. They are now the colorful spots found on Fire Agate's physical form.

It's implied in "Resident of Earth" the war, and among other unknown events, left Fire Agate stuck on the planet permanently. She and her team reside in a re-purposed ancient gem colony ship located in a forest.

Story

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Relationships

Blue Obsidian

Fire Agate and Blue Obsidian have a very close platonic relationship. She causally calls them "Blue" and seems the most comfortable with. This is demonstrated with her allowing Blue Obsidian to give her hugs or laying on top of her hair. These are things most gems are forbidden to do. She allows the obsidian's signature clinging to go on as long as it doesn't interfere with her work. Their relationship comes from a deep layer of trust. As shown in "A Friend Like You", Blue Obsidian helped Fire Agate through a lot of turmoil she received as an off-colored Gem.

Fire Agate does have a clear bias with them, even if she doesn't like to admit it. She treats them more delicately than she does with the other teammates. This doesn't mean she can't be stern with them, however. Fire Agate has to break up fights between both obsidians and clean up after them on a daily basis. Blue Obsidian has a tendency to talk back to her in an attempt at being rebellious. But this is usually met with scorn or threatening to punish them.

Red Obsidian

The two are on friendly terms. She has shown expressing sympathy towards them and helping out when she can. But Fire Agate treats Red Obsidian harsher than the rest of her teammates. The reason is currently unknown, but it's hinted they may have mistreated her when they both served Homeworld.

Jet

Out of all of the Astro Gems, Fire Agate respects Jet the most. [5] She finds her the most competent of the group, admiring her hard work and straightforwardness. They often discuss about security measures or updates to the base. But Jet's constant dry pan commentary and over bluntness get on Fire Agate's nerves.

Watermelon Tourmaline

The two are sparring buddies. The fusion has a tendency to annoy Fire Agate with her clumsiness and habit of spacing out.

Crystal Gems

I failed to fight them off. I was held captive for five thousand years and lost everything. I will never forgive them!

—Fire Agate talking about the Crystal Gems,, "Rose Thorns"
First stated in "Her Allegiance" and further elaborated in "Rose Thorns", Fire Agate despises the Crystal Gems or rebels. Just talking about the group angered her enough to breath out smoke. Viewing them as criminals, Fire Agate points out the negative consequences the movement had created and how harmful they were. She felt they were dangerous and with many other soldiers, Fire Agate fought in the war to stop them. But she reminiscences her failure, the destruction of her battalion, and her eventual capture that lasted thousands of years. The experience was devastating enough that Fire Agate had lost her position as a captain and left stranded on Earth. To this day, she holds a very clear grudge and refuses to forgive them. In "Revenge?", it's clear Fire Agate would have a strong desire to shatter them if given the chance.

Trivia

  • She has a slight Spanish accent.
  • Fire Agate's prized possession is a flamenco guitar and her favorite food is funnel cake[6].
    • Playing a guitar helped her become more gentle. [7]
  • D'Artagnan and Samurai Jack are Fire Agate's favorite characters because she finds them relatable. [8]
  • Fire Agate is quite a fan of Zorro.
    • Her favorite movie is the Mask of Zorro. [9]
    • For the holidays, the Obsidians gifted her an original Zorro movie poster that Fire Agate was very delighted to receive.
  • Fire Agate is cleithrophobic, or having a great fear of being trapped.
    • This is proven in "Replies: Alone With Your Thoughts". Fire Agate has a panic attack from the result of being paralyzed and trapped inside corrupted Blue Obsidian, shortly after learning about their corruption.
    • Being trapped for thousands of years may have been the root of this phobia.
    • She has no problems being hugged, but only by those she trusts. This is stated in "Friendly Hugs".
      • This is especially true considering Fire Agate allows Blue Obsidian give her affectionate hugs and cuddles.[10]
  • One of Fire Agate's favorite past times is lava bathing.
  • She likes lizards. The Komodo Dragon is her favorite animal. [11]
  • Fire Agate hates water. [12]
  • When she uses her pyrokinesis for too long, her bumps will glow. [13]
  • Fire Agate is aromantic.
  • She is noted to have self-identity issues. [14]
  • Her alias name, Fiammetta, is Italian for "little fiery one".
  • She was created on March 15th, 2015 for Gemsona Week and N.R. Wynter's first gemsona.
  • According to N.R. Wynter, Fire Agate and Hackmanite are her favorite designs. [15]
  • Her serial number is based on the date she was created.
  • Her gem placement is referencing old vintage fencing uniforms who had red hearts on the chest area.[16]
  • Fire Agate has a Twitter account.

Gemology

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Fire agate in real life.

  • Fire Agate is a layered variety of chalcedony, a branch of quartz.
    • Its chemical composition is SIO2, has a MOHS scale hardness of 6.5 - 7, and has a trigonal crystal system.
    • While technically not considered an agate, some mineralogy/gemology circles consider it as one.
  • It's considered rare, only found in parts of southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.
  • The iridescent effect is contributed by light diffraction. As light passes through its layers, it creates a prism effect which separates light into various spectral colors
    • The layering is contributed from inclusions of goethite or limonite, silica, and iron oxide.
  • They were formed from extreme volcanic activity during the Tertiary Period.
  • Fire agate occurs in cavities or nodules in the Earth's surface. Hot water saturated with collodial silica and iron oxide seep into the cracks. As it cools, it grows layers of chalcedony and form botryoidal or grape-like formations.
  • While fire agates are mostly brown in color, they can be red, orange, and lavender-blue.
  • They were discovered as early as the mid 1900s.
  • The name agate derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.
  • Metaphysically, fire agate is called the "Spiritual Flame of Absolute Perfection". It's said to have a calming energy that provides safety and security with good grounding energy. The stone is good with healing, restoration and creativity. It can also improve self-esteem and emotional balance.
    • Fire Agate is also a stone of courage, passion, strength, protection, vitality, decisiveness, and action.
    • It's a great stone for leaders.


Gemstone

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Fire Agate has a multi-colored gemstone on her chest (over her heart). It has a botryoidal pattern that come in four colors: green, yellow, orange and red. The gem's base color is a dark reddish-purple color with a dull red ring around it. It's a cabochon cut.

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References

  1. "Good friends are hard to come by so I pick mine carefully.  Let’s just say I’ve met many who aren’t fond of Gems like me". - http://ask-wyntergems.tumblr.com/post/170812412984/what-do-you-look-for-in-a-friend
  2. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/161244350181/random-oc-fact-when-dragons-breath-fire-opal
  3. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/161231743866/my-gem-oc-nuummite-is-a-nervous-little-living
  4. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/161247033756/green-aventurine-fought-in-the-gem-war-on-earth
  5. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/159883212636/who-does-fi-respect-the-most
  6. http://ask-wyntergems.tumblr.com/post/154654114969/what-is-fire-agates-favourite-objectthing-i
  7. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/161260811146/fact-londonite-loves-kaiju-movies-like-godzilla
  8. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/161258268506/fact-mystic-topazes-are-primarily-female-gems
  9. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/159246861641/what-is-fis-favourite-movie
  10. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/159882841801/does-fi-like-cuddles
  11. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/159246521571/what-is-fis-favourite-animal
  12. "Has a great hatred for water" http://ask-wyntergems.tumblr.com/profiles
  13. "Using my powers long enough make these new bumps glow. It’s annoying, but I’ve gotten used to them." http://ask-wyntergems.tumblr.com/post/154705276954/do-you-have-any-abilities-like
  14. https://twitter.com/wyntergems/status/898243245079224320
  15. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/162910150861/favorite-gem-you-have-designed-so-far-out-of-all
  16. https://nrwynter.tumblr.com/post/159885786701/why-a-fencing-sword-for-fi
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