Forgiveness doesn't equal "you get to do whatever you want and get no consequence if you feel sorry about it". Criminals can be forgiven by their victims but they still have to go to jail. Popular franchises like Batman have done this, with villains like Mr Freeze who are totally sympathetic who the protagonist pities, but he still goes to jail because he was doing bad things. Batman still works to save his wife because he understands his motivations, he knows he's not evil, but puts him in jail because criminals must suffer repercussions for their acts.
Sapient life or not, it doesn't change the fact that the diamonds murdered billions of planets. Those lifeforms could have turn into intelligent lifeforms, but they were wiped away before they could do it. Not to mention the fact that their empire shattered any gem that was born "wrong" or dared to do things the diamonds didn't like, and their horrible cluster experiments. The Diamonds acts are some of the most vile in cartoons and they get away with it because Steven made them feel bad.>>113737877>>113737899
They are doing that because they want to, not because they are being forced to by anyone, and nobody is calling them shit for being responsible for that damage. Its not the same.>>113737936
What are you talking about? They havent had shit>still get to live in their palace>still are important enough that their livestreams are spread throughout the universe and every gem stops what they are doing to hear them out>they never truly realize how much damage they have done and treat everything like shit
The worst thing that has happened to them is that they feel awkward in certain situations. Thats it. Millenia of tyranny and genocide and its just that.