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How Steven Universe delights, then disturbs

Don't say the A-word

Steven Universe is a cartoon about a boy with a magical gem in his bellybutton that grants him superpowers. I expected to find it fun, silly, and probably a little too wholesome.

I didn't expect to find it chilling.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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