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Elaine Sutton
• Tuesday, 24 November, 2020
• 8 min read

The new series, developed by DreamWorks Animation, follows the same beat and shows five unlikely heroes become the Paladins in a galaxy that is struck by war. The series brought in a ton of fans, as the show was widely loved after the release of the first two seasons.

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Netflix started releasing much shorter seasons and the direction just got incredibly derailed. For starters, it is one of the shortest seasons in the series, with only six episodes that run for a little over 20 minutes each.

Keith is absent for the majority of the time as he begins his training with the Blade of Marmara, leaving the team and naming Shirt (whose return in this season is super funky) the leader of Vol tron once again. Fans were incredibly disappointed as season seven managed to bring back hope for the show to return to its former glory.

The show could've ended after season seven and thus leave many fans a lot happier. This season had its perks, it introduced Motor, a fan-favorite character, but it also was the first to be totally lacking Shirt.

The team struggled for a while to figure out how to form Vol tron, which feels overplayed since fans had already seen this before when the original five were still learning. Shirt is still weird, the Lions are still all out of funk, and Motor is suddenly an ally.

Aryan is finally defeated in the middle of this season, and Motor and Allure also start this interesting yet bizarre romantic relationship, while Hangar spies on the Paladins through Shirt. It consisted of thirteen episodes and reminded fans why they originally fell in love with the series.

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It wasn't perfect, but its return to form was definitely appreciated and brought back hope that the series might end on a high note. Fans also learned about the galaxy's lore as we met all of these amazing new characters and see how this series adapted from the original.

She is a writer and podcaster and has been published in the Spring 2019 and the Summer 2020 editions of the Sartorial Geek Quarterly Magazine. When Netflix brought Vol tron back to screens with their reboot, fans got a thrilling story set in outer space about a group of unlikely heroes.

At the start of the series, fans watched as the potential paladins of Vol tron found all of their lions and slowly came together as a team. The final season of Vol tron intended to give fans the biggest confrontation of the series.

The paladins and the coalition joined forces to defeat Minerva once and for all, but her plan involved pulling from alternate universes to create one of her own making, something they didn’t all anticipate before the events of the season began. It sounded exciting and much of the season was, but many of the plot pieces felt rushed into place as the show began to run out of time.

When the paladins discovered it had been three years since the events that ended season six, they might have been shocked, but the audience wasn’t surprised. Carbon’s hold on his people weakened as a result of his own son making a power grab with a few loyal generals.

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It gave the series a fresh take and made Allure more than just the voice in their ears that stayed behind. Much of the 13 episodes were filled with backstory for each of the main characters, but also a lot of exposition for just where Vol tron came from.

The series had lighter moments, like a food fight prompting the team to learn cooperation. The season began with Motor feeding the group information, so they could beat the Gala empire.

While the paladins didn’t fully trust him, their disagreements led to Ridge rescuing her father, Lance stepping up into a leadership role, and Allure discovering a larger connection to her culture. The separations allowed for a lot of character development and some interesting partnerships over the course of the 13 episode season.

It also began the story of the Blade Of Marmara, and introduced several new characters who would become allies for the team through the series. Season six was the turning point in the series, the part of the show that set it on its path to the finale, which is likely why it has some of the fans’ favorite episodes in it.

Throughout the season, the show continued its custom of creating serious upheaval for the team, only for them to find a way to turn it around. In this case, the paladins of Vol tron found out that Shirt actually died and his clone had been controlled by Hangar since he returned to him.

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The season culminated in the paladins having to leave Motor for dead and sacrifice their castle ship to close holes in reality. Her favorite heroines include Black Widow, Blake Belladonna, and Sailor Jupiter.

The eight seasons of Vol tron were filled with incredible episodes, so we decided to rank our favorites. Others give us insight into the characters or glimpses into the wider universe of the series.

Something somewhat lost in the later seasons of Vol tron (with so much plot happening) was breather episodes like this that really explored the different relationships between the characters. The Keith and Hunk dual focus is unexpected but turned out to be a delight.

Keith got to demonstrate his growing capabilities as a leader and Hunk got to show off his unique way of solving problems. The Webcam creature itself also makes for a weird and unique set piece.

Throw in some loving references to Takamatsu/ Power Rangers and wrapping some stealth world building (signing up all those planets for the Vol tron Coalition) amongst all the comedy, you’ve got an episode that’s pure popcorn entertainment. Voltron’s take on the classic Mirror Universe episode not only firmly sets up alternate realities that heavily played into the final season, but also gave us the greatest Vol tron character in the entire franchise.

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Yeah, he’s a fun in-joke for longtime Vol tron fans, but Josh Keaton plays him with such sincerity you kind of wish he stuck around longer. The episode also posits a “what if?” in the form of Aliens ruling the galaxy instead of the Gala.

It sends a clear message to our team, don’t let your ultimate goal of peace get corrupted and twisted. While Keith had some solid moments up to this point, ‘The Blade of Marmara’ is where he truly came into his own as a character.

This valuable insight into Keith’s backstory made us fall in love with the character even more. It also spoke volumes that he left the vision before he could learn more about his mother to save the team.

While this episode makes a nice breather after the intensity of Season 7, and the Allure/Lance date is super cute, most of our love is for the 80s Vol tron references. After throwing in little nods throughout the series, Vol tron : Legendary Defender finally gave the people what they never knew they wanted.

The Motor battle really did a number on the team, so it’s relieving most of them get to go on a fun comedic adventure. The other half is an emotional roller coaster, with a flashback giving us insight into how Shirt and Keith first met.

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Many of the episodes on this list have strong comedic moments but ‘Crystal Venom’ is able to balance these with emotional plot lines for Allure and Shirt. It’s a master class in balancing these two elements to tell a story that feels like a breather episode in some places but also being vital to the characters' development in others.

This episode will make you laugh your ass off then cry buckets for DAYS. The Vol tron Paladins are an incredible team but if they didn’t have engaging villains the series would fall apart.

‘Oral Era’ is the best showcase for the Gala in the entire series, giving them a rich history and culture. It mostly focused on Keith and Lance though, and the differing ways they’re afraid of expressing their emotions.

It’s a brilliant character study that gives us a lot of insight and fills in much-needed details. We know why Keith was so set on saving Shirt in the series premiere, its because he couldn’t let another “dad” in his life die.

Lance’s “Lover Boy” persona is revealed to be an act; he’s just scared to talk about his true feelings. The team is left floating in space, so it’s all on the characters talking (or yelling) at each other to make this work.

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Other series don’t have the developed characters you need to make a plot like this work, but Vol tron had done so much legwork that it’s the culmination of seven years of build up. The producers, the writers, the staff, the cast, the fans, everyone loves ‘Space Mall’ because it’s just fun.

A big warm hug of fun that wraps you in delightful low stakes zaniness. Shirt’s bond with the Black Lion is so deep that he will have a SPIRIT WORLD BATTLE FOR IT.

It’s a tour de force from Bex-Taylor Klaus and only enhanced by the score and harrowing visuals, making you feel every bit of Ridge’s anguish. The rest of the episode is of course exemplary, with Ridge ready to do whatever it takes to save Matt, but it’s that one scene that really sums up just how awe-inspiring the whole outing is.

Throw in some heart-warming flashbacks, and you’ve got the best single character focus episode in the entire series. Not just animation, not just kids TV, ‘The Rise of Vol tron stands up with the greatest premieres in television history.

It has to set up seven main characters, the universe, the giant robots, the bad guys, and the space mice. It’s not over done or even zany like some other episodes on this list, it’s simply using low-key situational jokes that are organic to the story.

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They make Lance’s fart joke work in context, and it reveals something about him, which takes skill. It makes doing a massive amount of world building feel effortless, as if visiting three alien planets in the premiere isn’t incredible difficult to do.

Unlike other series you didn’t need to “wait for it to get good”, it was already stupendous right out of the gate. Over Voltron’s entire run there were so many great episodes but there’s no way we could list them all here.

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