The "Big Bird" is a corrupted Gem and the main antagonist of its debut episode "Giant Woman" of the cartoon series Steven Universe.
The Big Bird takes the form of a massive bird-like creature with large, broad wings; thin, stick-like legs, and a comparatively small tail. It has light brown feathers covering almost all of its body with purple plumage on its chest and belly. It has a huge jagged beak that extends to its forehead and is able to hold a large number of objects and has no visible eyes. Its interior is encrusted with gemstones that are encased by bubbles.
In her uncorrupted state, Big Bird takes the form of a kind of hybrid between a bird and a human, she has legs and wings of a bird instead of legs and arms, she has a large nose with a hairstyle that covers her eyes, she His chest is the same color as in his corrupt state, adding a girdle or sleeveless shirt with short pants
Big Bird was a Gem that participated in the Gem War. When the Diamonds unleashed the Corrupting Light, Big Bird was exposed and became corrupted.
While attacking the Crystal Gems at the Sky Spire, she attempts to eat Steven and Steven Jr. Opal critically injures Big Bird by punching through her stomach to retrieve both Steven and Steven Jr., resulting in her reforming into many smaller birds. Big Bird is then defeated by Opal, who shoots her smaller versions with her arrows. Following her defeat, the gems comprising Big Bird are automatically bubbled by Opal.
Powers and Abilities
- Avian Physiology: The creature takes on the form of a colossal bird and thus has the same innate abilities a bird has, such as the ability of flight and the use of its talons and beak as weapons.
- Super Ingestion: Big Bird consumes people, animals, and objects indiscriminately.
- Fission: When it sustains serious damage, it splits into numerous smaller versions of itself, which are simply tiny heads with beaks and wings. This also appears to involve fragmenting its own gem.
- Big Bird was named after the Sesame Street character with the same name.
- The amount of gems within the Big Bird implies that it is a corrupted Gem Fusion, or a corrupted Gem who has various bubbled gems stored inside of it.