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Pairing: Ruby/Sapphire
Alternative name(s): Rupphire
Gender category: femslash, f/f
Fandom: Steven Universe
Canonical?: canon
Prevalence: popular
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Ruby/Sapphire is a popular femslash pairing in the Steven Universe fandom between Ruby and Sapphire.


Ruby and Sapphire first met when they were sent to Earth as part of the diplomatic team sent to stop Rose's Rebellion, Ruby being among two other Rubies assigned to guard Sapphire. During Rose Quartz and Pearl's attack on the court, Ruby jumped forward to push Sapphire out of the way of Pearl's sword, accidentally fusing with her and forming Garnet for the first time. Being the first ever fusion of two different Gem types caused an uproar among the other Gems, and had Blue Diamond threaten to shatter Ruby for fusing with a member of her court. The pair fled to Earth.

While on Earth Ruby and Sapphire grew closer and eventually decide to fuse again. Garnet was found by Pearl and Rose shortly after forming. Upon being met with acceptance and not revulsion, Garnet began to bombard Rose with questions about the events and circumstances that allowed her to become Garnet, as well as her own feelings about existing as a fusion. Rose told her to "never question this," and said that she was already the answer to all her questions—love. Ruby and Sapphire's continued to existence as part of Garnet for the next thousand years, fighting Homeworld with the Crystal Gems to protect Earth.[1]


After the season 1 finale where Garnet was raveled a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire, with Garnet representing their love for each other, Ruby/Sapphire quickly became one of the most popular ships in the fandom. The ship name "Rupphire" is used instead of the technically more correct "Garnet" for tagging purposes.[2]

Popular Fanon and Tropes

  • Human AU
  • Garnet being their daughter (typically in human AUs)




Archives and Communities


  1. steven-universe wiki
  2. Why is Ruby x Sapphire shipping called Rupphire?