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Connie Future
  • Kat Morris created Connie's character.[1]
  • According to a sketch in Steven Universe: Art & Origins, her name was originally supposed to be Priyanka, which was later repurposed into her mother's name.
  • Connie is likely of Tamil background. Her surname, Maheswaran, is a Tamil name derived from "Mahesh", another name for the Hindu deity Shiva.[2]
    • In Hindu faith, Shiva is sometimes referred to with the title "Lord of the Universe".[3]
    • This may be a reference to Connie's relationship with Steven.
  • Given that Steven's birthday is in August, Connie's birthday would be somewhere in November.
  • Connie's outfit and fighting style were inspired by Kalaripayattu.
    • She wields a sword resembling the Khanda, a sword typically used in the style.
    • Her hairstyle is a braid typically worn by female Kalaripayattu practitioners.
  • In the episode "Sworn to the Sword", Connie is seen holding her sword with her right hand during training; but uses her left hand when she fights Pearl with Steven.
  • According to Rebecca Sugar, if Connie were a Gem, she would be a teal Gem, as she has the diplomatic skills of blue Gems, but she also is able to take action, so she would be a Gem that would be between blue and green, color-wise.[4]
  • Despite saying her family moves around a lot, she has kept the same home for well over three years as of Steven Universe Future.
  • In "Nightmare Hospital", it is revealed that she hates the punishment abacus, which is what her parents use to calculate the length of punishments for her.
  • In "Winter Forecast", Connie says "itadakimasu", a Japanese word said before eating. She has stated that her father travels, so Connie may know more than one language. In reality, Connie's voice actress, Grace Rolek, is of Japanese descent.
  • At some point following her fallout with Steven in the "Dewey Wins" and before their reconciliation in "Kevin Party", Connie cut or had someone cut her waist-length hair down to a chin-length bob with bangs. According to Grace Rolek, she may have done this as a way of relieving herself of some the emotional baggage from Steven's surrender to Homeworld and their fight and estrangement following his return, as well as a way of "moving forward" to invest in her personal growth independently from having a magical best friend.[5] Connie herself confirmed in the podcast that she felt she needed a change from her signature long hair and that taking a new short-haired look would allow her to open up a new side of herself.
  • Her favorite fictional books are The Spirit Morph Saga.
    • Her favorite show is Under the Knife, a satire about hospitals she watches with Steven.
  • She might be a gamer, as seen in the short "Video Chat". Her laptop has Colonization V (a spoof of the real-life video game Civilization V). She has Empires & Eras II and Conqueror Kings II (spoofs of Age of Empires II and Crusader Kings II, respectively) and a Grid (a spoof of the popular gaming platform Steam).
  • In "Gem Hunt", she carries Rose's Sword on her back with the hilt over her shoulder. This is similar to many anime characters who carry giant swords the same way such as Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach and Guts from Berserk.
  • Connie appears in the title sequence as Greg's Van drives by, causing a breeze that she looks towards. She holds the book A Wrinkle in Time, and is wearing a sky blue sundress, a pale tan sunhat, and orange boots.
    • In the second intro, Connie looks towards the road with a smile and pops out of the street and runs to the Crystal Temple, wearing the frames of her glasses until she reaches the Crystal Temple and lies in front of Rose's Sword. She wields Rose's Sword, holds an unknown book with a bookmark inside, and wears shorts along with a sleeveless T-shirt.
  • Connie has been directly referred to as Steven's girlfriend in commercials in Portugal[6] as well as numerous other European countries. While this is literally true (she is a girl and Steven's friend), their relationship doesn't turn romantic until midway through Steven Universe Future.
    • Steven and Connie have been confirmed by Rebecca Sugar to be in love, and that Connie is a little more forward about it than Steven. However, they do not officially enter a romantic relationship until midway through Steven Universe Future.[7]
  • A character with an appearance similar to Connie appears as a background character in the Japanese anime film Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade.
  • She is the first and only known member of the Crystal Gems who is fully human.
    • She and Lion are the only members who are not at least partially a Gem (though Lion inherited his powers from a Gem).
  • After coming out as bisexual during Pride Month 2021, Connie's voice actress Grace Rolek has stated in response to the question of whether Connie is LGBTQ+, that she can be any sexuality or gender identity people want her to be.