>>111476324>Why the fuck was her type used just as court jesters and toys?
She is not just any Spinel.
She was made for Pink Diamond especially after she wrecked Pink Pearl. So she was made much, much stronger and tougher, so she could take a beating. A stress ball, so to speak.
Also a sort of prototype for 'our' Pearl.
When Pinky was given her own planet, she needed a Pearl to be her loyal aide, but just in case she had a fit again, they gave her increased strength and agility as well as a more flexible mindset so she wouldn't break down if her Diamond got irrationally angry with her; they made her patient, and love her, so she could handle whatever their petulant little sister would throw at her.
They could not foresee that this would also affect Pinky herself.
In short, Pearl is not 'just a Pearl', she is the most perfect of all Pearls.
And just so, Spinel is a super-Spinel.