Here’s a little looping Lapis Lazuli gem glow for anyone interested :D
Man oh man that episode was amazing! It revealed a darker side to the Gems (the species as a whole)
I don’t think the Crystal Gem’s are evil, I think what happened was Gems brought a war to Earth and then when it died down they left behind a lot of corrupt Gems and dangerous artifacts and now the Crystal Gem’s are essentially cleaning up the mess left behind by their kind
That being said, what happened with Lapis shows that they aren’t perfect if they didn’t think to release her from her, what I believe, was enslavement by other Gems
Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.
They are so metal they’re practically wearing armor.