Possible Totally gonna be Steven Universe spoilers after the cut!
[image: cartoony pink lion leaping]
I don’t keep up with fan theories, and I doubt I’m the first to think of this. But.
Lion (as in the pink one that comes and goes from SU as needed) is a corrupted Rose Quartz, mayyybe even Pink Diamond.
We’ve seen that corrupted gems look like beasts, and some retain intelligence and social structure. Rose Quartz had the ability to heal, she could’ve at least healed a shattered Pink Diamond to the point of being Lion. Steven has also healed broken gems.
I love this show.
[image: cartoony pink-haired girl with pink lion]
Treat yourself to some adorable Lion fan art! (Opens in new window.)