>Pink Diamond somehow managed to replicate enough living tissue to form some sort of bio-womb to produce Steven.
>She then injected her own gem into the infant's body.
>She then destroyed her own consciousness, leaving behind only a robotic, automaton, shell of her consciousness; designed to fuse with, and act in the interests of, "Steven."
>The real Steven, is a hollow shell of a human, merely the ingredient to a human-gem fusion also called "Steven."
>The real Steven is totally unlike "Steven," and is instead completely weak, despondent, and dependent on, even seemingly addicted to, being "Steven."
>Pink Diamond is essentially an alien who possessed a fetus, and grew up in its stead. To the point that the fetus never had an opportunity to explore its own life outside being possessed, but also became both physically and spiritually dependent on it.
How did Steven Universe become the most metal, tragic, demon possessed, shonen anime heros to exist? I though Evangelion was depressing, but this takes the cake.