Taking advantage of its small size, the lion manages to land on the shop and tear into it as if it were one giant, metal gazelle, once again blowing up a large section as if the ship were made of dynamite. We then get the pleasure of seeing Shirt go into full warrior mode, deflecting laser blasts with his glowy purple hand, slicing through solid metal and punching through robot torsos hard enough that they explode.
Keith is completely unable to land a single hit on his opponent, who uses a combination of teleportation, energy shields and destructive purple lightning to smack the young paladin around like a rag doll. So okay, maybe it’s not completely out of left field, but the scene definitely drives home the sinister power of Gala technology in that it can literally make someone appear to have OP magical abilities.
Just the fact that Shirt was able to kill one of these things with only his wits and a rusty sword was incredible enough, but the enormous and upgraded version was proving to be more than a match even for Vol tron. In this case, it was the first time anyone figured out that their Bayard could be used in conjunction with their giant robot, with Keith using his to give Vol tron a massive energy sword.
Thus armed, the team were able to make quick work of the Gladiator, slicing it right down the middle and ending in a post-battle pose while the thing exploded behind them. For someone who was just about to leave the team, Ridge steps up surprisingly well and pretty much saves the day all by herself; this involves shutting down a reactor with all the instructions in Altman, running a gauntlet of security robots, outsmarting said robots using the Castle’s training programs and taking on a veteran Gala soldier with only the resident cute helper drone as an ally.
She eventually manages to find her way to the main control room, throwing herself into the fight alongside her fellow paladins and destroying Sendai’s weapon, allowing him to finally be defeated and the castle to be liberated. The entire climax of “Rebirth” could qualify as an epic moment, or at least a decent collection: Allure’s speech to the downtrodden Cameras, Hunk using his Bayard to turn Vol tron into a laser Hakka machine and the Balm era itself crystallizing the monster into an interesting art piece to finish off the battle.
Despite not forming part of Vol tron (not yet, at least), Allure is never shown to be anything other than an invaluable asset to the team, often taking a leadership role and competently piloting their humongous castle ship. As if all this wasn’t enough, this episode has her using her Alter an heritage to connect with the planet-creature Balm era and perform a ritual to heal the planet from all that harmful mining.
Previously only attempted by her father on a small scale, Allure chooses to disregard all of that and heal the entire creature in one fell swoop, despite the chances that it could drain all her Quintessence and kill her. In a slightly sinister episode featuring minimal robot action (and no Vol tron), Allure makes a heart-rending sacrifice that saves the entire ship.
‘Malfunctioning ship on a crash course with a sun’ isn’t exactly the most original plot in all sci-fi, but the root cause of the problem stands out as far more unique: their Gala prisoner has become a ghost in the system, trying his best to suck people out of airlocks and murder them with training robots. Despite the literal image of her dead dad urging her not to do it, Allure still finds the strength to delete the memories, embracing the hologram one last time as he shatters and fades away.
It’s one of the few resolutions not solved by Vol tron punching/stabbing/shooting something to death, and for a show that doesn’t often delve into emotional nuance, it’s really a bittersweet moment that highlights both Allure’s loss and strength of character. All throughout the season, the team had faced either single ships or enemies that were a match for Vol tron, making all this ‘strongest warrior in the universe’ business seem like overblown gossip.
Then we actually see Vol tron pitted against an entire fleet surrounding Jargon’s main ship, and it becomes pretty obvious why all the villains want this thing so badly. Keith may have received a demotion in this series down to red lion, but he proves himself multiple times as one of the team’s best fighters and still capable of being a leader.
It’s perhaps a bit of a bone toss to the older crowd that the finale has him taking on Carbon himself, the true main bad guy who apparently earned his position by being absolutely, terrifyingly powerful. The lions have shown themselves easily capable of taking down huge warships and are pretty much unmatched except against Vol tron -level giant robots.
Then Carbon just casually strolls out into space, probably royally ticked off that Keith interrupted him in the process of stealing back the black lion but not showing it. Keith takes his chance to end the Gala Empire once and for all, while Carbon shows himself to be all but invincible, transforming his own Bayard into an indestructible shield, an energy-blasting sword and an impractically-large blaster cannon that scythes off a portion of his own warship.
!” Synchronized dabbing in formation Gala! Keith: ALIENS ARE REAL!!! Carbon dab Hunk: KEITH LOVE THE WALL / “NO IT SCARES ME” I pull out a framed picture of Fun Sentry and people started crying Me, as Ridge, nearly having a Matt dropped on me by several other Ridges Chanting for Corn like a cult Literally every time a group of five stacks up in a cheerleader pyramid I’ll never get sick of that you all are amazing Kaolin/” Texas/K-pop/Pop Kane” cosplayers with a baby Keith doll that has a knife A BEAUTIFUL GOOD SERVICE PUPPY DRESSED AS A LION Shirt cosplayer with “Father” sunglasses Got cradled in a buff Hunk cosplayer’s arms while dressed as Ridge Also got picked up by an Altman! Lance same meet.
Love, care for, and support each other and the content each of us brings to the table and enriches the fandom with, and hatred and disrespecting each other dies with 2017 When you’re one of the few people who doesn’t feel like S8 personally came into their home, destroyed their furnishings, poisoned their drinking supply, and cursed their sheep.
I intend to stay on Tumblr but if you all want to follow me elsewhere my twitter is @Princessponies8 Armed with a wide range of weapons (most famous of which being the Blazing Sword), Vol tron countlessly thwarted the Roberts, giant mechanical monsters that were unleashed on the peaceful planets of the galaxy by King Carbon in his efforts to take over the universe.
As the series grew in popularity, various spin-offs of Vol tron were made, expanding on the “known universe” of the setting. I’m here to answer the age-old question of how the Vol tron pilots measure up against each other (a debate which I personally regard as timeless).
At some point down the road, I will probably make a similar list for the pilots from the other seasons. Being as how I am most familiar with the “Lion Force” series (and quite frankly can recall most of the episodes from memory), I will begin with them.
I also want to point out that this analysis is based on the original 52 episodes of the “Lion Force Vol tron ”. Hunk pilots the Yellow Lion, which is hidden in the hard-to-reach deserts of Planet Arms, and forms Voltron’s left leg.
But what Hunk seemingly lacks in intelligence, he more than makes up for with his kind heart and huge muscles, which came in handy for him when he needed save… Though she is the Commander in Chief of Arms’ Planetary Defenses, she defers to Keith when she pilots the Blue Lion in combat.
Sorry, Sven… You earned major points for saving Lance in the same episode (as it was he that originally got lured away), but the fact that you got taken out by a cat… ugh. The Green Lion is responsible for forming the Blazing Sword, Voltron’s most powerful weapon.
The Black Lion forms the bulk of Vol tron (torso, chest, neck) as well as his head. Through countless battles, Keith has leaded the Vol tron Force to many victories.
Lance pilots the Red Lion, which is hidden inside an active volcano of Planet Arms. It’s also worth noting that through the entire series, Lance has notoriously found his way in and out of trouble in many occasions.
(See Episode 28: The Treasure Planet of Cyrus) He fell from a high wall after losing a duel to Motor, and still manages to find his way back to Arms with an antidote to save the population of Arms (See Episode 22: The Deadly Flowers). With the release of season six earlier this summer, Vol tron has a series has had many ups and downs and intense emotional moments.
For this question, I thought it would be helpful to recruit some other fans of the show in order to give a diversity of opinion on the matter. Taking away the fact that the characters in season 6 have had more time to develop, the writing is absolutely incredible.
The relationship between Ridge and her brother Max is brought to a height, and Lance’s feelings for Allure become all the more real after Motor’s Betrayal. While season one was a fantastic opening into the Vol tron universe it still acts as a transition period for both the series and the viewer to find their feet.
Seasons three through five were a messy, chaotic period where action and burning questions were appearing left, right and center. You’ve already gotten familiar with the characters and the laws of the universe and the season also manages to balance serious and light-hearted moments without swinging too far either way.
The season both starts and finish on a very strong note urging the viewer to continue to see what the cliffhangers bring. It has it’s fair share of more serious moments whether it be Shirt being injured at the beginning or Keith learning more about his past.
There are a few things wrong about it like how it’s paced and how it doesn’t answer some questions presented in its own plot, but the sixth season has had the most impact and payoffs so far. Let’s not forget to mention the final unveiling of Prince Motor’s plan and who he is behind his sophisticated façade after he snapped from insanity.
In the end of season six, our Vol tron crew gave up their home to keep the fabric of the universe intact, which shows how heroic they all are. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Dream work’s Vol tron Legendary Defender, it had me hooked from the very first episode, and it’s only gotten better as the seasons progressed.
Each new season builds on the groundwork laid by the previous ones creating something that is wholly unique from the existing Vol tron mythos. This was a season of transition for the series, Shirt is gone, Carbon is out of commission, everyone is having to reassess everything they’ve known up until this point.
The Gala who we’re supposed to “hate” are somewhat redeemed, they weren’t inherently evil, they became that way due to circumstances beyond their control (well, for the most part).