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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Steven Universe'

Updated January 9, 2020 379 votes 93 voters 1.5k views6 items

All the seasons of Steven Universe have been great, but which seasons really stand out? Steven and the Crystal Gems are always going on exciting adventures and daring rescue missions, often to some memorably sweet songs. Some of the most memorable episodes of Steven Universe come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Steven Universe are, let's rank every Steven Universe season from best to worst.

Steven Universe is an animated television series about the title character and his friends the Crystal Gems as they protect his hometown. Steven Universe premiered on Cartoon Network with a pilot episode on May 21, 2013. Following the show's five-season run, a limited series, Steven Universe Future, was scheduled for a 2019 release. This final special season will wrap up all the plotlines and give this much-loved show a final sweet send-off.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Steven Universe, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Steven Universe season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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  • Steven Universe - Season 3
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    The third season of Steven Universe premiered on May 12, 2016, and contains 25 episodes. This season finds Jasper getting corrupted.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Super Watermelon Island," "Mr. Greg," and "Bismuth."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Steven accidentally frees Bismuth.
    • Amethyst fights Jasper.
    • Steven and the Rubies get sucked out of the Moon Base's airlock.
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  • Steven Universe - Season 2
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    The second season of Steven Universe premiered on March 13, 2015, and contains 25 episodes. This season finds the Crystal Gems trying to capture Peridot.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Sworn to the Sword," "Onion Friend," and "The Answer."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • The cool kids and Steven find Peridot's escape pod.
    • Steven learns how Ruby and Sapphire first met.
    • Peridot steals a communication device.
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  • Steven Universe - Season 5
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    The fifth season of Steven Universe premiered on May 29, 2017, and contains 32 episodes. This season finds Steven growing as a leader.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Off Colors," "Jungle Moon," and "Change Your Mind."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Steven and Lars befriend the "off colors."
    • Steven discovers Pearl's secret.
    • Steven and Connie get trapped in a tower.
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  • Steven Universe - Season 1
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    The first season of Steven Universe premiered on November 4, 2013, and contains 53 episodes. This season introduces viewers to the title character and the Crystal Gems.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Gem Glow," "Steven and the Stevens," and "Secret Team."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Steven enjoys Cookie Cats ice cream sandwiches.
    • Pearl teaches Steven to sword-fight.
    • Steven fuses with Connie.
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