They Completely Ruined Steven Universe

  • Published on Sep 15, 2019
  • This finale hurt me, and now that Steven Universe: The Movie is out I feel comfortable saying they ruined this show.
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  • Jacka B0Y
    Jacka B0Y 14 minutes ago

    No screw you Steven is Love Steven is Life

  • Nathaniel Zawadzki
    Nathaniel Zawadzki 3 hours ago +1

    I'm so conflicted. I love Jay. I love SU. Jay is explaining why SU finale was bad. I know it's bad but I still have hope in the show. Fuck. Take my like. But I will continue to stay in my bubble of denial ad hope that there was some kind of reason for this choice, maybe SU Future will build on the diamonds more. Who knows.

  • Vegetal Moon
    Vegetal Moon 3 hours ago

    Rebecca sacrificed white diamond villainess to prove pink is the true evil in here. Selfish, full of desires and never caring. But she didn't realize that using white diamond for that was a mistake

  • Alex Benavidez
    Alex Benavidez 3 hours ago +1

    "She still just thinks Steven is Pink Diamond, just hiding inside him like a Catholic priest"
    I am fucking deceased.

  • rainbow fox mat 1809
    rainbow fox mat 1809 6 hours ago

    "Steven universe has ended"
    Me: *laughs in the su movie*

  • Mr. Cup
    Mr. Cup 6 hours ago

    Ironically, a video about the importance of proper pacing spends 30 minutes to say “give things enough time to organically happen.”

  • The Emerald Player
    The Emerald Player 7 hours ago

    Worst video of the world your on the Guinness books of records

  • Victoria CR
    Victoria CR 13 hours ago

    Steven: You will get better. You have no choice.

  • Striker - Austin
    Striker - Austin 13 hours ago

    I think that the problem with steven universe lies solely on one thing, it's to my knowledge that everyone who has a gripe with the show, doesn't dislike the show itself but rather the logic behind how things are handled... and for every argument that someone makes about that, there's a reason why there's always, and yes I mean always, a counter intuitive argument to those claims. You see steven universe is a show, there isn't meant to be a logical stand around why things turn out the way they do, in fact the MAIN purpose of the show is to teach several lessons, things like being accepting of others, learning to appreciate who you are, the show touches on subjects other cartoons and anime don't dare explore... and THAT'S what the show is about... I'm not saying you're wrong for you're opinion, I'm saying the opinion will ALWAYS meet an argument that opposes it due to that reason. If you look at everything from a logical standpoint, you end up losing sight of the true purpose, that's just how it is

  • Bryan Toons
    Bryan Toons 14 hours ago

    23:47 you can see the pattern on the lower arms are clearly garnets arms but the two buff arms at the top are both Steven's arms.hmmmmmm does in this form make Steven's half more powerful than garnet?

  • bitch wtf
    bitch wtf 15 hours ago

    Unfortunately Steven Universe written is working just like naruto

  • Great Teacher
    Great Teacher 17 hours ago

    People should remember that redemption is being in good graces with people. It is having the chance to start over from rock bottom. Level zero basically. People should go from hating you to being tolerant or indifferent. That is only possible if your crimes weren't too heinous for people to forgive. Diamonds have cross that point a long time ago. The logical outcome of this conflict is either life imprisonment or death.

  • Sam's Fog
    Sam's Fog 19 hours ago

    Yea if was pretty rushed at the end but I mean it doesn’t make me hate the show.

  • stefan sauvageon
    stefan sauvageon 23 hours ago

    They did not
    Edit: oh yeah

  • Aidan Fairchild
    Aidan Fairchild Day ago

    One small detail, if you think about it, the movie is at least a year after change your mind, I believe Steven is 14 or 15 in change your mind and he’s 16 in the movie. I’ll agree that the character development in change your mind was rushed, but they had a year to develop more, it just isn’t shown.

  • Bayden Wolfe
    Bayden Wolfe Day ago

    Let’s hope Steven Universe Future is better than this final episode

  • Khaorix
    Khaorix Day ago

    That voice acting is pretty fucking awful though.

  • SaltStop
    SaltStop Day ago


  • Badnametag
    Badnametag Day ago

    Hence the name
    It changed your mind of making that video

  • zule10000
    zule10000 Day ago

    I didn't hate Change Your Mind, but I didn't like it either. I want to tolerate it because I binge watched the show, fell in love with it, got too deep, and now I just want to see more of this wonderful world they created. The second half of season 5 seems extremely rushed in comparison to the rest of the show, but there's no changing that. All I can do now is see how my feelings settle as I rewatch the show and wait to see how Steven Universe: Future will turn out.

  • Aetherrix YT
    Aetherrix YT Day ago

    Ok, but you forget that there's a 2 year time skip, and they're still extremely not good ppl, they're still evil, they're just listening now.

  • Imfromfuture
    Imfromfuture Day ago

    >implying it wasn't ruined in the first place

  • Charles Entertainment Cheese

    I agree with everything you said here. WHy do i still like this show

  • Dylan472 Stillalive

    You gotta remember that Rebecca got her budget cut because the wedding between two and women so she lost funding from other nations cartoon networks. I’m sure it would’ve been a whole season. But it had to be cut down to 3 episodes. The rest of the budget went to future and the movie.

  • Nuka06
    Nuka06 2 days ago

    I hate how Steven dismantled the entire empire in 2 years, an empire that's been around for more than 6,000 years (confirmed can be way older than 6,000 years)

  • espon0skyskee
    espon0skyskee 2 days ago

    I thought the ending was rushed and not very good as well but it didn't ruin everything forever man. I don't think that's really fair.

  • Steven The Half Gem
    Steven The Half Gem 2 days ago

    No, they aren't I love this show and for me it isn't ruined
    I am not here to hate but that the true one
    Is a kid's show and I respect it I don't care everyone's opinion cuz if I'll ever try to hate it, ill need to be the weird one! Don't I? So no I am not the weird one! I love the show and ill watch it cuz its my opinion! U think I'm crazy to hate this show?! So your wrong!!! DONT HATE ON ME


  • Neoslayer PW
    Neoslayer PW 2 days ago +2

    The diamonds weren't redeemed tho

  • abnor12
    abnor12 2 days ago

    To be fair the actual time for the redemption arc for the diamonds took 2 years (Steven aged 14-16), but we didn't see any of it. I think the movie was just a summary of literally everything, including the final redemption. But I swear to God if they DONT explain the redemptions in the 6th season then I'm gonna scream

  • Nailing Piths
    Nailing Piths 2 days ago

    >be me

  • Poo Bear
    Poo Bear 2 days ago

    The season six trailer reveals white diamond will still be a villain so more room to develop

  • tiddy
    tiddy 2 days ago +1

    remember when the most interesting thing about this show was a cheeseburger backpack?

  • Slices Santos
    Slices Santos 2 days ago

    i love Steven universe and i kida liked the movie for what it was and not for what it should have been, witch was off to me was well. To me it looks like they tried to overextend the story has much as possible and in the end had little room to do everything has they wanted, knowing somehow that it was the end of it,. But then they got the chance to make a movie where there was no more villains. the movie itself looks like an end, looking back on the evolution of them instead of a new treat has they use to, i guess. And now, i guess, they succeeded in having another season, where they now don't know what to do with it. What pains me is how wall that got rushed and didn't had the opportunity to make the new season in the first place, giving room for more stuff but i guess that's how things work... regular show got cancelled cuz the business man didn't care for it, but gave praise to the garbage that uncle grampa is ..... cartoons use to be good and expensive. now they try to be cheap and that's better for business and agendas i guess....

  • Sladerulez
    Sladerulez 3 days ago +16

    I think a better title to this should be:
    “Why people should pretend that Change your mind never happened”

  • yeee yeee
    yeee yeee 3 days ago +1

    Looks like Change your mind has changed YOUR mind

  • Vivid Sniper
    Vivid Sniper 3 days ago

    I agree completely with a lot of your points, that lack of actual time and proper pacing for the characters to come towards certain decisions is absurd. These scenes are straight out of badly written Shonen plots where the main protagonist just uses talk no jutsu to defeat the enemy in the most out of character and in climatic way possible, ruining all the development that the antagonist had established throughout the plot. There is no balance of the antagonists internal motives clashing with the protagonists.
    Steven just states his point and all the Diamonds just listen to him, completely dropping all their values and what they've always believed, which is awful way to write redemption arcs for antagonists that were hyped up for this long. I really hope the 6th Season really improves in terms of believable character development because I was really underwhelmed by the Season 6 finale.

  • Match
    Match 3 days ago

    While I think the Diamond redemption fit the theme of "mental shattering by pointing out and exposing their critical flaw" I def do agree that it could have been handled MUCH better than it did.
    -Writers should have made the "Strong, but brittle" analogy a bit better by showing the Diamonds becoming offended greatly when flaws are slightly exposed more often. This could have been done though Steven, and even Steven him self realizing that he also has a major, critical flaw just like the Diamonds. This can also go into the "Nobody is perfect" blow that is dealt to White in the final moments.
    -White needed more time on screen. There's deff more that could have been done to hype her up.
    Despite all this, I think the team did all they could to put White in as best as they could. There was prob limitations on CN side that we don't know as the fans, and maybe the team knows that more could have been done to make the "4 Episode Finale" better.

  • T.C
    T.C 3 days ago

    If only the movie wasn’t about some random new character and was about the giant final battle with white diamond (that was built up!! A lot!!)
    Everything would’ve been better

  • Śniący
    Śniący 3 days ago +2

    The idea that Steven Universe was good at any point is just ludicrous.

  • Taqiya Agoes
    Taqiya Agoes 3 days ago

    i mean at least peridot's character development was *flawless*

  • White Pearl
    White Pearl 4 days ago

    I actually like the fact that White Diamond in Steven Universe future will be the villain again,because I mean,for me the Diamonds’ redemption arc is not complete for now:they still have to learn a lot of things

    • Xwemal Nudtm
      Xwemal Nudtm 3 days ago

      Its Not white diamond, the gem is a complely different color

  • Tyrese Finney
    Tyrese Finney 4 days ago

    I can understand where you are coming from but I find it insane to hate an entire series because of 1 episode of a cartoon you said you liked.

    • RedCornix
      RedCornix 3 days ago

      @Tyrese Finney You're going to have that when it comes to arguing about cartoons on the internet. Like whatever you like. Have a nice whatever time of day it is where you are.

    • Tyrese Finney
      Tyrese Finney 3 days ago

      RedCornix thank you for respecting my opinion where certain Steven universe fans would have called me an idiot for not hating the episode.

    • RedCornix
      RedCornix 3 days ago

      ​@Tyrese Finney No problem. I'm aware the example was ridiculous and I should have made my intentions more clear.

      That being said I stand by my conclusion. This ending was more poorly received than any other part of the series so far as I'm aware, and definitely wasn't received as well as most of the other climaxes in the series. If they were trying to give the fans a satisfying ending, by the measure of the responses to it, they have failed. A disproportionate number of people didn't like it. This would be incompetence, by being unable to do what they were attempting to do. If they went into this with any other goal that would mean they were unconcerned with what a majority of fans enjoyed about it in the first place. That would be the "not caring."

      If you see it another way that's perfectly fine, my last line was a bit flippant and distracts from the original point. So I'll concede that I don't know the minds of the creators of this show or what they were thinking and that my guesses about their intentions are just that.

    • Tyrese Finney
      Tyrese Finney 3 days ago

      RedCornix my apologies for missing the part where you said it was hyperbolic but I would have to kindly disagree with calling them incompetent or say they don’t care because of an ending that you called debatable.

    • RedCornix
      RedCornix 3 days ago +2

      ​@Tyrese Finney First off, I pointed out that it was hyperbolic. The point isn't to make a bad episode seem like murder, it's to point out that one bad thing can taint an otherwise good thing.

      Second, it was the finale of the main conflict of the series. Anything new has to start from scratch with everyone remembering how dogshit this finale was. I'm not going to get invested in new stakes when the old ones were so poorly handled. Also being bad isn't the problem, being bad in a specific way is. If Ironman 2's ending had a magical fairy grant Tony Stark the ability to warp reality as he pleased even overriding the infinity stones that would screw the Iron Man movies and Endgame. Steven Universe's core engagements are built around character growth and resolving conflicts. Change Your Mind shows they don't care, or are incompetent.

  • Thmr2012
    Thmr2012 4 days ago

    Im honestly fine with the ending and i think i know why it ended like that. To fit stevens personality

  • Pepsiman
    Pepsiman 4 days ago +1

    Steven universe sucks and the show was a mistake.

  • Allegra Alberoni
    Allegra Alberoni 4 days ago

    If you spend 5 seasons making a character bad, 20 minutes aren't enough to redeem them. That's why Lapis and Peridot are great redeemed characters, because it took actual time (about a season for each of them). And they weren't even the MAIN villan of the season. Jasper hasn't even been redeemed yet! Why should we redeem the Diamonds in less than a hour????

  • Garance
    Garance 4 days ago

    I still love Steven Universe for what it was and what it gave me. I 100% agree with your arguments and you touched on the feelings I had with this finale and movie. But that doesn't mean I should stop loving them, It doesn't even ruin it for me. The same way, I still like Game of Thrones despite those trashed two last seasons. I still remember the good times, that's what memories are for

  • Cryptic Chrome
    Cryptic Chrome 4 days ago

    No matter what it may be, the moment I saw Yellow Diamond running at Steven at extreme speed I was terrified

  • Just Christiana
    Just Christiana 4 days ago

    The first place pearl is not an egg she's a pearl and ruby is not a one eye you dumb fool

  • Just Christiana
    Just Christiana 4 days ago

    You are bad it is good the way it is your the one who's garbage

  • skullzans
    skullzans 4 days ago +1

    I disagree to your opinions on change-you-mind, On blue's personality, and yellow's change. She was not unhappy with the EMPIRE, she was unhappy with white. They were Terrified. They aren't good people, but white was going too far for even them. As for the problem of White's "Redemption" was good UP UNTIL The way white broke down. She should've held onto her ideals, and fled or Forced everyone out. Taking the Diamonds to try to FIX this situation, only to find the empire STILL needing white. Not literally, but because it'd be causing a schism. White Diamond's "Redemption" should've been an arc, and not a redemption, but white diamond being forced to surrender. Not nessecarily a good person, but still tolerable.

    It doesn't help that White Diamond has only been shown 1 power, Despite being the paragon, and while the power is godly and terrifying, she has NO right to have ONLY done that one thing.

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 4 days ago

    It's a show about conflict resolution you need to understand that.

    • Fandom guy
      Fandom guy 4 days ago

      @Jay Exci It did take more than 3 minutes!
      Though honestly what is the "central conflict?
      I mean, I'd say it's Steven trying to live up to/make up for his mother, that took the entire series to resolve. Ultimately he learned to be himself and that he was himself.
      Everything else is hundreds of side conflicts even the Gem business which was ultimately due to his mother not being able to stand up to her family and show them how wrong they were, Pink choosing to abandon them and fight a pointless and costly war that at best delayed the inevitable.

    • Jay Exci
      Jay Exci  4 days ago +1

      @Fandom guy It to take more than 3 minutes to resolve the show's central conflict?

    • Fandom guy
      Fandom guy 4 days ago

      @Jay Exci Well then what were you expecting?

    • Jay Exci
      Jay Exci  4 days ago

      I do understand that yes

  • Aids
    Aids 4 days ago +2

    Another thing I realized is that the entire character of Sunstone was made to climb the diamond robot and nothing else

  • Devin Jenkins
    Devin Jenkins 4 days ago +2

    steven has talk-no -jutsu

  • Spinel SU
    Spinel SU 4 days ago

    Blue cared for Pink, Yellow cared for Blue, and White was embarrassed by being called out for acting childish... She acted like Pink- probably the reason why she blushed Pink instead of- grey.

    (But to be fair, the Diamond's aren't 100% good. They're still learning.)

  • Hikari
    Hikari 5 days ago +1

    Ruined? It was never good because Rebecca sugar is a bad writer

  • ICantSingButThatAintStoppingMe_Sorry?

    They didn't know they were getting another season. So they likely tried to tie up all lose ends in that episode. If they knew they likely wouldn't of done that.

  • Toddles
    Toddles 5 days ago +1

    The only good thing from Change your mind was Obsidian. If there was move of a battle between white diamond and Obsidan and she gets poofed or shattered then they can probably change everyone’s mind about home world’s empire.

  • Austin Broyles
    Austin Broyles 5 days ago

    12:05 you killed me :D

  • Schleepy
    Schleepy 5 days ago

    I know I'm about to spill all of my personal crap in front of thousands of strangers just to prove a point, but fuck it. You're completely right in saying Change Your Mind does NOT show the way to change someone's mind, and I'll give an irl example. I'm a white girl with a traditional southern family, and I had a major crush (still do, tbh) on a black guy. You know where this is going, and you're probably already correct about what the outcome was. This wasn't just any guy either, he was a childhood friend. From first grade. Successful student, amazing personality, and we both knew everything there was to know about each other. We also felt the same about becoming a "thing" in high school, he asked me first. Long story short, my parents tried to let me down in the gentlest way possible, but they're absolutely stubborn. I've always loved them despite their flaws, but there is no changing their mind, no matter how you try to help them understand you. To their credit, they don't tell me my views are wrong, but they still never allowed me a *chance* at happiness with my best friend in the world, because they have such a stigma about interracial marriage. It's like a brick wall they can't knock down. If somehow this show COULD give a useful message about creating acceptance between different viewpoints, that could help so many people like me. But what you saw Steven try in this episode? It's basically what I tried. And there isn't a chance in hell it could immediately work even with the nicest of people.

  • NHAsirduck
    NHAsirduck 5 days ago

    they should have made more seasons for character development, kinda like Adventure time (which btw had a great ending)