First, you need a gem at the core of your being. Then you need a body that can turn into light. Then you need a partner who you trust with that light
|—Garnet, We Need to Talk|
Fusion is the process of two or more Gems becoming a single entity. They are formed when participants are emotionally harmonious with one another. This state can be spontaneous, but is normally achieved through a synchronized dance.
Fusions (by number)
- Blue Abalone Shell
- Amethyst Sage Agate
- Azotic Topaz
- Bloodshot Iolite
- Bluebird Azurite
- Cherry Opal
- Crater Agate
- Dulcote Agate
- Fire Opal
- Forest Fire Jasper
- Grape Agate
- Luna Agate
- Morado Opal
- Mulligan Peak Agate
- Peacock Ore
- Peanut Obsidian
- Peanut Wood
- Poppy Jasper Rock
- Rainbow Lattice Sunstone
- Two unknown gems
- Red Abalone Shell
- Regency Rose Plume Agate
- Rose Gold
- Ruby in Fuchsite
- Sardonyx (Fab. Five)
- Sonora Sunrise
- Sunshine Aura Quartz
- Thunderstorm Fluorite
- Watermelon Tourmaline
- White Abalone Shell
- Wingate Pass Agate
- Yellow Abalone Shell
- Apache Sage
- Fire Agate
- Unknown Ruby
- Unknown Pearl
- Azotic Topaz (Stevonnie)
- Copper Agate
- Dinosaur Bone
- Laguna Agate
- Nebula Stone
- Pigeon Blood Agate
- Pineapple Opal
- Polka Dot Agate
- Polychrome Jasper
- Rainbow Calsilica
- Rainforest Rhyolite
- Red Horn Coral
- Super Seven Quartz
- Tiger Iron
- Agua Nueva Agate
- Brecciated Jasper
- Dominican Amber
- Madagascar Agate
- Ocean Jasper Rock
- Sunset Tourmaline
Six Or More
- Black Opal
- Fire Agate
- Six unknown gems
- Hope Diamond
- Trapiche Sapphire
- Six unknown gems
A fusion is essentially the representation of the participants' relationship, whether it is romantic, platonic, social, or another kind. Each fusion is different and have certain dominant traits from one of the fusees. The components are capable of controlling the fusion, whether completely or in different parts. Inflicted defects, like corruption, are carried and spread through the fusion. In most cases, the minds and bodies of the fusees will merge, but
Certain fusions will eventually lose the individualities of the components involved if fused for an extended period of time. A fusion doesn't always have to synchronize positively as long as the participants have a similar goal.
Fusions will inherit Gem abilities and memories of their components. A participant is capable of withholding memories from the other(s), but they will all share their experiences as the fusion.
To fuse, participants must be in perfect sync mentally, physically, and emotionally. Fusion is normally achieved through dancing, but Gems can also fuse by physical contact if they're the same gem type or have a harmonious relationship.
A fusion dance can help different typed Gems synchronize and meet the requirements needed for fusion. N.R. Wynter depicts dances with an illustration featuring motifs that relate to the fusion.
Known Fusion Dances
- Conciliation: This is the fusion dance of Fire Agate and Sapphire who form Grape Agate. The illustration features the two behind a purple backdrop. They're surrounded by bubbles and cobwebs covered in water droplets, referencing to Grape Agate's spider-like appearance and hydrokinetic abilities. Conciliation, the name of their fusion, is the act of stopping someone from being angry or mediate peacefully between disputing groups. Like with Garnet, Sapphire is able to mellow out Fire Agate's personality, resulting Grape Agate to be a calm and analytical fusion.
- Jollification: Poppy Jasper Rock's fusion dance, who is the fusion of Fire Agate and Onyx. The fusees are dancing in what looks like an amusement park ride. The word jollification means a lively celebration with others, merrymaking, or festivity which fits Poppy's personality and appearance of a carousel.
- Collision: Fire Agate and Ruby's fusion dance who together make Cherry Opal. They are surrounded by fire and what looks like a giant, buried rib cage. Bones play a big part in Cherry Opal's design while the fire references her strong pyrokinetic abilities. Their fusion dance collision is an instance of one object or person striking violently against another. This alludes to Cherry Opal's disposition to violence, but also in the dance itself as Ruby is seen stepping on Fire Agate's foot.
- Coordination: The fusion dance of Fire Agate and Blue Spinel. The word coordination has multiple meanings that relate to their fusion Morado Opal. It can mean the activity of organizing separate things so that they work together, to combine or act in harmonious relation or action, or to assume proper order or relation. Morado Opal is a general-type fusion who keeps other Gems in line.
- Séance: Fire Agate and Garnet's fusion dance. The two are back to back and dancing around a green ring of fire. Above them are green spirits floating skywards. Séance is a meeting involving a group of people who attempt to communicate with the dead. All of this relates to their fusion , Pineapple Opal's, undead appearance and how she likes to bring up issues that have been long buried.
- Synergy: Fire Agate and Kyanite's fusion dance which form Bloodshot Iolite. Synergy is a state where two or more things produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. The word itself can be seen as a wordplay for energy, which references their fusions electrokinesis.
- Coaching: The fusion dance of Fire Agate and Londonite. Coaching is a relationship between a coach and the client(s) which aims to train and achieve set goals for the client(s). Sunshine Aura Quartz is big on motivating others to do their very best and often tries to help them achieve their goals.
De-fusion is the process of which a fusion splits back into its component Gems. The fusion process is reversed, turning back into a mass of light before separating the fusees back to their original forms.
A stable de-fusion occurs when participants have a mutual agreement on de-fusing.
An unstable de-fusion is when the required synchonization isn't met. Fusees who have a high conflict of opinion or experience an overwhelming emotion will cause the fusion to fall apart. Emotional instability may also cause imbalance within even stable fusion. They may lose touch with reality, hallucinate, and eventually defuse.
A damaged de-fusion is similarly to singular gems. If a fusion takes too much damage, they will de-fuse, causing physical strain among the participants. The damage the fusion receives will pass on to the other Gems. However, if the damage is too severe or they are hit with a Gem Destabilizer, they will "poof", prompting participants to retreat into their own Gemstones.
The new forms have extra body parts and the combined heights and strengths of the fusers.
|—Garnet, Fusion (short)|
Types of Fusions
Stable fusions are marked when participants have a strong bond and synchronization with each other. Some fusions are stable due to how close in connection the Gems are.
Some fusions are unstable due to conflict existing in the participants' personalities or relationship. In most cases, unstable fusions fall apart during the fusion process. However, fusees can be bounded together by will-power, strong negative emotions, or similar goals. The longer an unstable fusion remains fused, the more they lose themselves and participants become affected by the remnants of their toxic relationship.
Forced fusions are the result of when Gemstones, Gem Shards, or Gem pigments are bound together by artificial means. The Gems involved are forced to fuse. Most forced fusions embody incomplete forms with limbs appearing in random placements. They are unaware of their surroundings and seek to find their missing parts.
Fordite, a result from hardened gem pigments, is an arguably successful forced fusion. While they can't keep their form stable by themselves, Fordite is capable of functioning like a normal Gem with the help of machinery.
Uncorrupted Gems are able to fuse with Corrupted Gems without the consent of the latter. The process will damage the uncorrupted Gem's gemstone, eventually fully corrupting it. Corrupted Gems can also unfuse by themselves if they fight back hard enough.
Same Gem fusions are much different than fusions made of different Gems. Fusions among Gems of the same type simply create a larger version of the Gems. They have natural synchronization because of their similar personalities.
Permanent fusions, otherwise called "perma-fusions", are reserved for two or more Gems who remain fused and have no intention of splitting apart. They may do so based on their relationship or are assigned permanent fusion partners.
Fusion realms are a subconscious property that's occupied by the fusion's participants. Not much is known about them or how they exactly function. However, the participants are able to converse and make decisions within it. Each realm is different for each fusion. Other Gems or fusions can enter these realms by meditation or through dreams.
- Fusions have been depicted as statues and other artistic forms throughout abandoned Gem monuments.
- On the Gem Homeworld, fusions should only be used for a functional purpose, like being used for weapons or in battle.
- Only same type fusions are allowed to exist on Homeworld.
- Casual fusion or fusing outside of the Gems' purpose is seen as disgraceful and an act of defiance to the Diamonds.
- Fusions made of different Gem types is considered taboo.
- Some Gems consider fusion to be the ultimate bond between each other.
The abilities of fusions vary on their participants. Fusions can inherit some or all abilities from their components. Some fusions will combine abilities to create a new one. This is primarily based on the stability of the fusion.
Weapons of the Gem participants can be combined into a new weapon. The weapons of the fusees can transform in appearance for commendation. However, the more complex a fusion is, the harder it becomes to fuse weapons. Using the new weapon is not mandatory as the fusion can use the individual weapons as-is or none at all.
- Personality traits shared amongst the majority of Gems making up the fusion will be highly exaggerated.
- Fusions with more Gems tend to be larger and more powerful. However, if the Gems aren't synchronized well, they will have trouble controlling the fusion.
- Same Gem type fusions are an exception to this rule.
- Hybrids like Steven can fuse with both Gems and humans.