Allura: I’m Allura, princess of Altea and paladin of the blue lion. I am the most dynamic and plot centric character and yet somehow i’m not the main character. I’ll give you one guess as to why and if your guess was “because it’s an ensemble show and all the characters get equal screentime” then you can probably hear Lauren Montgomery’s laughter in the distance. The writers wanted to introduce a grey morality plotline and for some reason decided to use me; a survivor of genocide and victim of oppression as an example…of a racist.
Lance: Hi i’m Lance, the show will introduce me as the primary protagonist but don’t worry; by season 2 the writers have successfully forgotten how to actually write my character and so they just kind of, don’t. Despite the creator’s best efforts I am the fan favorite because my initial characterization is pretty damn good. After months of begging from fans the writers finally decided to return to my character arc only to make it entirely about Keith. Which the fans are surprisingly ok with because Klance is the most popular ship.
Shiro: I’m Takashi Shirogane, Shiro for short. I’m an asian american amputee who has been given visible symptoms of PTSD. But the fandom would rather ignore all that and write porn of me with the children I mentor. And the writers mostly use me to coddle their golden boy, Keith. Or to torture me on screen for no plot related reason. Am I a clone? was I a clone to begin with? who is sven? why are there so many Shiros? I just want to go home.
Pidge: My name is Katie Holt but I continue to go by Pidge despite everyone knowing my real name for no adequately explained reason. The writers think they’re progressive because i’m a boy in the original 80′s voltron but after 30 years all they’ve done is add a second girl to a cast of seven characters and then make my story revolve almost entirely around my brother. I wish I could say the fandom ignores me as much as Allura, because then there wouldn’t be mountains and mountains of porn of me; a 14 year old. I’m trans coded and autistic coded but good luck pointing that out without someone sending you a death threat.
Hunk: I’m Hunk and if you genuinely forgot who I am then I wouldn’t be surprised because the writers sure have. I got a great character arc the first half of season 1 but don’t get used to it because I will spend the rest of the series as a fat joke. The fandom complains that I don’t get enough attention but largely ignores me. My tag is full of cross tagged posts about other characters. I’m the only character who has absolutely no history given in the show. But that’s ok, have this scene of me falling down and farting instead.
Keith: I’m Keith, self described Loner. After three seasons of The Keith Show you would think I would have a really solid well written character arc but apparently the writers are so incompetent that even if a character gets most of the screentime they still can’t write me properly. I spend most of my time messing up and having my mistakes justified by the narrative instead of learning something and even when I do learn and grow the writers put me right back at square one whenever it’s convenient to the plot. The fans mostly only care about me in the context of ships and because i’m asian coded they like to draw me even younger than I am and call me a “shota”. My fans like to blame all my mistakes on Allura.