This text incorporates spoilers for the Steven Universe Future episode ‘Bismuth Informal.’
When the Steven Universe episode “Final One Out of Seaside Metropolis” aired in 2016 it set followers minds reeling due to the inclusion of a single non-speaking character. Recognized solely as “Thriller Lady” she attracted a lot consideration as a result of Pearl had a crush on her. All through the episode Pearl is clearly taken by her appears to be like and it units the characters off on a wild chase that ends with Pearl getting Thriller Lady’s quantity. The 2 don’t work together a lot nevertheless it was sufficient, this was a brand new relationship followers desperately wished extra of.
A part of that is just because queer followers are all the time in search of illustration in media and with this clearly being an attraction between two girls? Followers latched onto it. The episode additionally aired not too lengthy after Pearl had lastly began to work via her sophisticated emotions towards former love curiosity Rose Quartz and plenty of followers had hoped this may start a narrative arc of her shifting on. Possibly she and Thriller Lady would date and we’d get to see how Pearl handles it! Possibly Thriller Lady will be part of the increasing supporting solid!
It’s been over three years since that episode aired and Thriller Lady has solely made one fleeting cameo look in a crowd shot. Followers have puzzled if she’d ever present up once more and that’d we get some type of affirmation of her and Pearl courting.
Properly, “Bismuth Informal” seemingly places an finish to that. The lately aired episode includes a clear set-up of a Bismuth and Pearl relationship with no point out of Thriller Lady. After all Pearl could possibly be polyamorous and have a number of companions however its extra possible Thriller Lady is not in her life.
That is additional confirmed by one other episode that was set after “Final One Out of Seaside Metropolis,” “A Single Pale Rose.” In that episode we received a peak inside Pearl’s head and it’s briefly proven she has not less than 9 numbers from random individuals. One has a kiss mark on it and one other has hearts. It appears to be like like Pearl will get round!
Whereas the present won’t ever handle is, it’s honest to imagine Pearl and Thriller Lady solely frolicked that one evening we noticed of their episode. It’s a disgrace for everybody who hoped for a deeper relationship between the 2 however fortunately the present has given us a lesbian (assuming Bismuth is a lesbian) relationship in the long run.
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