Ronaldo Fryman (Steven Universe)

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Ronaldo Fryman
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'You gotta look at the big picture here! Something important is finally happening to me!"
Gender: Male
Type: Annoying Know-it-All
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Zachary Steel
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Steven Universe


"Sounds typical, but it's a good reminder. This is no easy path we've chosen here, there are... sacrifices. Look at them all down there, Steven. It's our duty to let those simple people live out their simple lives, without ever knowing the burden of being friends with us." -Ronaldo

Ronaldo Fryman is a minor male character in Steven Universe. He first appeared in "Frybo", as a cameo, and had his first speaking role in "Cat Fingers". He is Peedee's older brother and Mr. Fryman's son. He works the deep fryer at Beach Citywalk Fries, and manages a blog entitled "Keep Beach City Weird".

Why He Intentionally Sucks

  1. Ronaldo is one of the least likable Beach City citizens in the entire show, second to early season Lars.
  2. He readily believes in things with little to no supporting evidence, such as in "Steven's Lion", when he assumes Steven's magical lion was invisible instead of nonexistent, and he momentarily believed Steven was pregnant.
  3. Ronaldo's obsession with the paranormal has also been shown to override with his sanity and was even seen to be okay with sacrificing Lars to save Sadie from a being whom he believed was a spirit. This was also one of the reasons they didn’t get along.
  4. His enthusiasm for conspiracies and the paranormal have also led him to be a bit paranoid and/or belligerent, such as when Ronaldo took hostile action against Steven under the impression he is a snake-person. 
  5. At times, Ronaldo can unintentionally be rude to other people. When he becomes an ally to the Crystal Gems in "Rocknaldo", Ronaldo acted very selfishly. He becomes so infatuated with his role as "Bloodstone" that he didn't realize the effect he has on Steven such as disturbing his sleep and acting maliciously manipulative. Thankfully, however, after finally passing out from lack of sleep, three weeks later, Ronaldo came to the realization that he went too far with his attitude to Steven. He explained that he was only acting rude out of jealousy and concluded that his place was not truly among the Crystal Gems and should remain an outsider. 
  6. His voice is very annoying to listen to.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Ronaldo is good-natured, but can be slightly pathetic, especially when dealing with supernatural phenomena and secret activities, like Beach City Underground Wrestling. 
  2. At heart, Ronaldo is a kind person, and is quick to apologize and beg for forgiveness if he accidentally offends someone.
  3. His blog is kinda funny or at the very least, okay. Fun fact: It’s run by the actual staff of Steven Universe.
  4. Thankfully, he hasn't been seen in later episodes, due to him being pointless.
  5. He was probably meant to be hated for being an annoying jerk (especially in Keep Beach City Weird). Even users like PhantomStrider and WickedBinge state this.

Trivia

  • It is highly likely that Peedee and Ronaldo's names are wordplays on the real-world restaurant McDonald's' mascots, Peedee being a wordplay of Speedee, Ronaldo of Ronald McDonald.
  • Zach Callison personally considers him his favorite character, despite his flaws.

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