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Cosmographia Mods ([personal profile] wearethecrystalmods) wrote2016-03-11 08:49 pm


☆ What is fusion?

Gems are capable of fusing their bodies and minds together to create bigger, cooler, and more powerful Gems!

An official Steven Universe short here has the very basics.

The process of fusion isn't always intentional - it's possible for Gems to fuse together without even knowing they were capable of it - but it's always voluntary. Fusion occurs when Gems' minds are open to each other, and will hold as long as they're thinking and feeling in sync.

☆ What do fusions look and act like?

Fusions generally combine the physical traits of their components, but with some individual flair. For example, in Steven Universe, Opal, the fusion of Pearl and Amethyst, combines their spear and whip to make a longbow, and draws some aspects of her appearance from each of theirs. Fusions will keep the placement of their components' gems, and will have as many gems on their body as they have...Gems making them up, but each gem will change type. Opal has two opals; one on her forehead, where Pearl's pearl was placed, and one on her chest in place of Amethyst's amethyst.

Their personalities also combine character traits from their components, but again, it's not quite as simple as inheriting discrete traits from each Gem that fused to make them. A working, stable fusion has a seamless personality of its own, born from the aspects of its components that best allow them to sync up and work together. Using Opal as an example again, she reflects Amethyst's power and exuberance and Pearl's poise and focus, and has a determined personality that finds peace and balance in carrying out a task to completion.

Note that Gems don't need to like each other in order to fuse, though Gems that like each other are more likely to have something in common. They just need to be able to get in sync - characters who are similar in some way may be able to fuse along that similarity.

Fusions also don't experience their fusion as being "two Gems in a trenchcoat" - they are, while fused, a single being. Gems that are new to the experience of fusion have been seen to "talk to themselves" as they reconcile the feeling of being one person and multiple people at the same time, but the "sides" of these "conversations" are still the same person, and they do not "swap between personalities".

A fusion is split apart when its components stop thinking and feeling in sync. Sometimes, this can be set off by simple incompatibility - some Gems may be able to fuse briefly or when focused on a task, but can't tolerate sharing a mind without a distraction and will split apart. Sometimes a fusion can be divided by an external surprise or shock that causes the components to react very differently or "pull away" from the fusion. And, sometimes, even a usually-stable fusion can break up if its components are strongly conflicted about something.

Fusions will also split up if they are poofed.

Fusion can be hard to understand! If you need to see it in action, the SU episodes "Giant Woman" and "Alone Together" are recommended and relatively spoiler-free watching, and "Fusion Cuisine" has an example of an unstable fusion.

If you're already spoiled and need a refresher, add "Jail Break", "Cry For Help", and "Keystone Motel" to that list for examples of dysfunctional fusions and fusions breaking apart.

☆ Do fusions exchange memories?

Not unless you want them to.

The answer in SU canon seems to be no. While Gems' current emotional states can and do influence the outcome of their fusion, fusing with one another doesn't open a door to their memories, plans, or specific thoughts. While fused, fusions are their own entities with their own memories and senses of self, and that's what components will remember being part of after the fusion breaks.

However, Gems in Cosmo don't follow all the usual rules for being Gems! This is something that's up to the players planning a fusion together. By default, fusions do not exchange memories, but characters can exchange memories if both players agree on what to share.

Be sure not to assume memories were exchanged if you didn't get permission - that's infomodding!

☆ Why would my character fuse?

The main reason Gems fuse is to accomplish tasks they wouldn't be able to alone, like fighting powerful enemies, or getting that jar off the top shelf. Also, while sharing a mind with someone can be a stressful experience, some combinations of Gems find that they enjoy being fused, as it can be a very emotionally fulfilling experience if the components' personalities bolster one another.

From an RP perspective, fusion can create interesting CR!

☆ How do you RP fusions?

Everyone does it a little differently. It's a good idea to talk fusions out with the player you're cooperating with first, to figure out what the fusion looks like, what powers it has, and, most importantly, what its personality is like. From there, how exactly you play it is up to you - you can alternate tags like a normal three-or-more-person thread, or you can have one person play the whole fusion in a thread; you can use the component character journals, or make a new one.

☆ How does the registry work?

Registering a fusion isn't required to play it, but this list serves two purposes. First, for player reference - you can look over the fusions other people have done to get ideas for your own. Second, for fusions that have their own accounts, having those accounts marked down somewhere helps us mods manage the comms' member lists correctly and avoid sweeping any fusion accounts that are in use.

To add a fusion to the registry, just fill out the form at the bottom of the post and leave it in a comment to this page.

Aqua Kyanite ("Melissa")Berry | [personal profile] lifeisfun
Ichigo | [personal profile] strawberry_roll
Melissa is a fusion that takes life at her own pace, content to simply exist in the moment. However, when her friends are in danger, she narrows her focus down to a razor's edge, committing all of her prodigious strength to the task of protecting them.
Black DiamondAnri | [personal profile] perfectlynormalcthulhu
Rarity | [personal profile] fabulous_generosity
Black Diamond is an abnormally tall teenage girl with long, glossy black hair and four eyes wearing a frilly gothic lolita outfit. Her personality is almost overwhelmingly Rarity's as Anri's only real contribution is the hair. As a fusion, Black Diamond is fairly unstable due to Anri being spectacularly bad at dealing with people.
BronzitePyrrha Nikos | [personal profile] aura_spear
Yang Xiao Long | [personal profile] nailed_it
Yang's raw power guided by Pyrrha's unmatched skill and control. This fusion confidently faces any foe in battle with the knowledge that they are more than capable of laying waste to any that stand in their way, but tempered with benevolence and compassion towards those around them. Click here to read more about her!
Chrysanthemum StoneKanji Tatsumi | [personal profile] topgun_textiles
Naoto Shirogane | [personal profile] pishirogane
Combining ferocity with poise, Chrysanthemum Stone strikes down foes with her crystal crossbow when they're too far away for quick and brutal hand-to-hand combat. The forest and its denizens turn to her for leadership and answer her call, whether it's grasping vines or a pack of wolves.
DioptaseKanji Tatsumi | [personal profile] topgun_textiles
Adrien Agreste | [personal profile] modelcivilian
Bringing princely charm and feral beast together, Dioptase is a giant, four-armed fusion with regal poise and wild grace. His green cat eyes are mirthful as he thoroughly rends his opponent apart with a fanged smile on his face, but look out if his eyes turn yellow.
Fire OpalWeiss Schnee | [personal profile] weiss_nine
Yang Xiao Long | [personal profile] nailed_it
Business in the front and party in the back, Fire Opal is a performance artist with many feelings and nearly all of them are centered on one Ruby Rose. Click here to read more about her!
FuchsiteMinato Arisato | [personal profile] foolish_seal
Yang Xiao Long | [personal profile] nailed_it
A fairly mellow fusion although one extremely unimpressed with those who hold themselves above others. Fuchsite has Yang's body type and Minato's style and color palette despite her green gem. Click here to read more about her!
Healer's GoldJaune Arc | [personal profile] sociallyarcward
Pyrrha Nikos | [personal profile] aura_spear
A very tall, Amazonian warrior woman fusion. She has a ponytail similar to Pyrrha's but with Jaune's blonde hair -- except for a streak of bright red running through the right side of her hair. Her weapon is two shields with spikes on them that can be thrown and returned at will. One eye is blue and the other is green. She's competitive and likes to have fun, even on the field of battle.
Ruby ZoiciteApple White | [personal profile] cidery
Amelie Felice Amaryllis | [personal profile] onaroll
Ruby Zoisite is six and a half feet tall with four arms and ridiculously fluffy twintails. As the fusion of a Princess and a Grand Duchess, she herself is a Queen and communicates using the royal We. Her inherent ability is to create three golems of stone that obey her orders, because every Queen needs a cadre of loyal knights.
Tiger EyeBlake Belladonna | [personal profile] onemorechapter
Yang Xiao Long | [personal profile] nailed_it
Combines Blake's cool and collected personality with Yang's confidence and stylistic flair. Though somewhat monstrous in appearance, Tiger Eye has a sort of deadly beauty to her, like a masterfully crafted sword. Click here to read more about her!


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[personal profile] chatwithdeath 2017-04-09 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Fusion Gem: Rainbow Obsidian
Fusion Account: N/A
Component Character Names: Kanji Tatsumi and Naomi Kimishima
Component Character Journals: [personal profile] topgun_textiles and [personal profile] chatwithdeath
Description: A nightmare from the 16th Century, Rainbow Obsidian hides herself beneath dark robes and a bird-like mask. What she physically looks like beneath the layers is unknown, but what is known is she has long pale white hair beneath her hood and four arms which she is prepared to use to take her enemies apart on her operating table. Be careful not to end up under her knife.
Edited 2017-04-21 08:40 (UTC)