This article contains information that is considered canon in the "Steven Universe" universe.
Steven, I’m sorry, but... I don’t love you. Please don’t touch me. Don’t kiss me. Don’t call me. Don’t follow me. I just want you to leave me alone...
|—"Connie talking to Steven in Dewey Wins"|
Connie Maheswaran is a character in Steven Universe. She made her debut in the episode "Bubble Buddies".
Connie is a young girl with dark skin and waist-length dark brown puffy hair. She has a prominent nose, thick eyebrows, and wears a pair of magenta lens-less glasses (with rose-colored lenses until "An Indirect Kiss"). She is slightly taller than Steven.
Connie is usually seen in a variety of different outfits and dresses. She usually wears light blue, green, and white clothing. In the first intro, she is seen wearing a white and seafoam-green dress with her peach-colored boots but with a sunhat and no socks. Her glasses also have the lenses still on.
Connie is introverted, curious, and intelligent. Due to her parents' lifestyle, specifically Doug Maheswaran, Connie rarely stays in one place for long and has been unable to form lasting friendships, which left her frequently feeling lonely. Her parents are very strict and don't allow her to participate in common childhood activities (such as eating anything too “American”, because her mother claims it will make her obese).
Despite her obedience to her parents, Connie is not above exploiting loopholes, such as staying up and watching drama shows on NBC, until 12 am after her parents said she couldn’t use her computer past 10 pm. She, of course, needed surgery to remove her mother’s slipper from her head after this event, but it was clever of her.
- Swordsmanship: As of "Sworn to the Sword", Connie has become skilled in the art of sword-fighting after challenging Pearl when she was rude to her. She can attack swiftly with light attacks or with power in heavy attacks.
Steven first saw Connie about a year prior to the start of the series during a parade. He saw her drop her bracelet and decided to keep it in his freezer so he could return it the next time he saw her. She also remembered seeing him on his father's float, mentioning the soap bubbles in his hair. He tried to make a move on her, but she became uncomfortable and refused his affections. He eventually cracked her and forced her to become friends with him. They eventually had sex, in Kevin Party, after he literally stabbed her leg when she refused to in Dewey Wins. They had sex again on multiple occasions after this, but her leg injury made it difficult for her to keep up with his sex drive, which frustrated him,
Mr. Maheswaran and Dr. Maheswaran
Connie is very loyal to her parents. While they tend to be strict, they want the best for her and want her to be smart, orderly, and healthy. She closely follows their orders but does occasionally exploit loopholes or even lies to them to get away with something if absolutely necessary. In the episode "We Need to Talk", Connie reveals that her parents do not know of her adventures with Steven. This may be because of her fear that her parents will prevent her from seeing Steven due to the huge risk she willingly submits to every time they hang out.
"Nightmare Hospital" explores Connie's relationship with her mother in more detail. Connie is prone to lying to her mother about her adventures with Steven, who is very strict with her, enforcing many rules on her that she never retracts for any reason. She remains untrusting of Connie when they and Steven are cornered by Gem fusion experiments at the hospital. However, after the ordeal, she agrees to be more accepting of Steven's influence in her life and much less micromanaging about Connie's life.
Connie has not been shown to have an extended interaction with the Gems with the exception of Pearl, with whom she shares a mutual hatred. Pearl looks down on her, simply due to the fact that she is human. She even assisted Steven in raping her in Together Forever.
- "Bubble Buddies" (debut)
- "Lion 2: The Movie"
- "An Indirect Kiss"
- "Mirror Gem"
- "Ocean Gem"
- "Fusion Cuisine"
- "Alone Together"
- "Winter Forecast"
- "Marble Madness"
- "Open Book"
- "The Return" (mentioned)
- "Jail Break" (voice only)
- "Full Disclosure"
- "Love Letters"
- "Sworn to the Sword"
- "We Need to Talk"
- "Chille Tid" (mentioned)
- "Cry for Help" (mentioned)
- "Nightmare Hospital"
- "Steven's Birthday"
- "We are the Crystal Gems" (cameo)
- "Gem Karaoke"
- Connie’s surname, Maheswaran, means “Lord of Universe” in Hindi and is also traditionally a Tamil surname. 
- Connie is directly referred to as Steven's girlfriend in commercials in Portugal as well as numerous other European countries.
- Both of Connie's parents are Indian-American.
- Kat Morris created Connie's character. 
- Connie appears in the title sequence as the "Mr. Universe" van drives by, causing a breeze that she looks towards. She holds the book A Wrinkle in Time.
- In the second intro, she is shown wielding Rose's Sword and an unknown, large book with a bookmark inside. It can be assumed that she is holding one of the Unfamiliar Familiar books, although it has not been confirmed.
- She is able to write backward. This is seen in the very short amount of time it took her to write "Harpoon Gun" on the inside of the bubble in "Bubble Buddies".
- It is revealed in "Lion 2: The Movie" that Connie plays tennis, and is shown describing it as the only thing that she remotely enjoys in her life.
- According to writer Matt Burnett, Connie is of Indian heritage. 
- Following the events of "An Indirect Kiss", Connie can now see normally without her glasses thanks to the healing powers in Steven's saliva. Because she wanted to avoid confrontation with her parents and optometrist about this, she took out the lenses of her glasses and wore the frames instead.
- It is possible she will no longer wear the frames after revealing this to her mother in "Nightmare Hospital", although her father's reaction hasn't noticed her glasses.
- It is revealed in "Mirror Gem" that Connie plays the violin.
- In "Winter Forecast", Connie says "itadakimasu", a Japanese word said before eating. She has stated that her father travels, so Connie may know more than one language.
- Connie may be a reference to the King of the Hill character of the same name.
- Connie from King of the Hill and Connie from Steven Universe coincidentally both play the violin.
- They both also have very strict parents.
- Neither character's parents openly approve of their daughter's romantic interest, but that is open to change concerning Connie from Steven Universe.
- In "Sworn to the Sword", Connie's outfit and fighting style were inspired by Kalaripayattu.
- She wields a sword resembling the Khanda, a sword typically used in the style.
- Her hairstyle is a braid typically worn by female Kalaripayattu practitioners.
- Connie is shown to be ambidextrous in the episode "Sworn to the Sword". When she is training, she is seen holding her sword with her right hand; when she fights Pearl with Steven, she is using her left hand.
- Despite saying her family moves around a lot, she has kept the same home for well over a year.
- In "Nightmare Hospital", it's revealed that she hates the abacus, which is what her parents use to measure the length of punishments for her
- It is revealed in "Steven's Birthday" that Connie is 12¾ years old.