|Lapis Lazuli And Peridot Will Become a Permafusion|
|Title||Lapis Lazuli And Peridot Will Become a Permafusion|
|Date of Publication||January 20, 2016|
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This is a continuation from my theory "Lapis Lazuli Will Join The Crystal Gems Because Of Peridot". I believe that eventually the relationship that develops between the pair will result in a bond strong enough to sustain a new permafusion for the Crystal Gems' team, although the love between Lapis Lazuli and Peridot may not be romantic unlike Ruby's and Sapphire's.
Reasons Why This Could Happen
Despite coming from different ends of the Gems social status ladder, both Peridot and Lapis Lazuli have a lot in common with each other, especially with regards to their new status of being stuck on Earth and are fugatives from Homeworld. I believe Peridot will play a key part in Lapis Lazuli finally joining the Crystal Gems, as already noted in my theory "Lapis Lazuli Will Join The Crystal Gems Because Of Peridot".
I was considering the possible results of a Lapis Lazuli/Peridot fusion, as generally the colours of a fusion will be based on the component Gems used (with the exception of Pearl fusions, see my theory: Why Pearl Does Not Shapeshift about issues with regarding Pearl colour combinations). The most likely colours would be a deep-green fusion or a blue-green fusion, both would be plain and lack any markings like Malachite had (those were due to Jasper).
So far in Steven Universe only three of the four gemstones considered in modern times to be precious gemstones have ever featured in the programme: Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire. The fourth member of the group, Emerald happens to be a deep-green gemstone and whose name comes from the greek word "smaragdos", meaning ‘green gem’. There are lots of other green gems around, however Emerald just happens to be a type of beryl whose name comes from the Greek word "beryllos" which referred to a "precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone", however pure beryl is colourless. (Note: Aquamarine also happens to be a cyan version of beryl, but I think it would be too light in colour for a Lapis/Peridot fusion)
I think it is very likely that Peridot (olive green gem) and Lapis Lazuli (blue gem with magical power over water) when combined will make a beryl, the logical one would be a green beryl also known as Emerald. With a name like that, I cannot foresee the fusion just popping up now and again like Opal or Sugilite, it's one of the four precious gemstones after all.
This fits in nicely with the subtext hidden in "Camp Pining Hearts", the fictional drama that featured in "Log Date 7 15 2", where Percy represents Peridot, Paulette represents Lapis Lazuli and Pierre represents Jasper. During "Log Date 7 15 2" Peridot gave a lecture about how Pierre and Percy are objectively best for each other despite Percy and Paulette being the canon romantic relationship. So far Peridot prides herself about her objectivity (which she displayed in "Message Received", except whenever she has talked about Yellow Diamond). The "Camp Pining Hearts" might not just be a hint that a relationship between Peridot and Lapis Lazuli will evolve, but also Peridot's objectivity will be compromised by Lapis Lazuli almost all of the time, not just when Peridot rescues Lapis, i.e. Peridot will become as besotted with Lapis Lazuli as she was with Yellow Diamond (but Peridot was created to serve Yellow Diamond, whereas Peridot has no such ties of servitude to Lapis Lazuli)
Peridot and Lapis Lazuli will form a bond together that will be strong enough to sustain a permanent fusion, that fusion will be the beryl known as Emerald. Although it is possible that the bond between them will be platonic, subtext within "Camp Pining Hearts" suggests that it is more like to be a romantic bond.