“I’m surprised that a human being is capable of understanding how I feel. It’s a shame. There’s a geoweapon incubating in your planet that will destroy everything shortly. But you don’t deserve that, do you?”
There is no escape. Don’t make me destroy you. Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.
og paladins + language barriers bc i’m tired of photoshop
i imagine the og paladins had to learn each other’s languages and Nutbutton.png
alfor probably took the initiate first bc he’s a nice guy and a good diplomat. he started learning from his translator and then blaytz would not be one-upped and gyrgan and trigel sort of got sucked up in the excitement.
coran, showering: blaytz, opening the curtain: coran, would—stop screaming—would you teach me altean?
zarkon was the hardest to convince bc damn do the galra have pride.
no but really he only did it because he felt that the other four were gossiping about him behind his back.
Not Saying they get together each week to watch altean novelas but you know they did
“why do we always watch altean things” “have you seen galra tv it’s 95% propaganda”
yes there’s a Galra TV Drinking Game bc holy shit is it all repetitive
trigel almost stops midbattle bc she can’t remember one goddamn word and it’s driving her crazy.
“hey, blaytz what’s the name of that large animal that nearly ran you over last week.” blaytz, dodging enemies, “i’m not answering that.” trigel, effortlessly causing two opponents to crash together, “come on!” “do you really think i stopped to ask for its name while it was chasing me down?”
“gyrgan c’mon i know you and your people have some of the best curse words out there leak them”
Some Magical Shit Happens and the og paladins somehow lose the ability to speak each other’s tongues and it’s just one really long and frustrating game of charades and zarkon drives his lion straight into a cliff out of sheer frustration.
drunk paladins switching between languages and laughing and having a good time
the og paladins vs the galran language: a saga
“what does that say, alfor” alfor leans in, shrugs. “i don’t know” “but you speak galran” “yeah, doesn’t mean i know how to read it have you seen the galran alphabets”
trigel: zarkon why is there no galran word for lesbian you need to fix this immediately
“zarkon, why is it that there are ten different galran phrases for ‘glorious death in battle’—each with a slightly difference connotation, mind you—but there’s no direct translation for ‘pillow’?”
zarkon, trying to learn all the different names for all the different articles of clothing alteans wear: alfor your people are so soft alfor, struggling through the tenth volume of the galran history of war book: yeah that’s fair
they sometimes borrow phrases from each other and since they’re sort of heads of state the phrases get disseminated down and it’s like a really risky game of telephone that might cause an intergalatic war
blaytz: and then gyrgan took the robot’s head clean off with his hands, and—
zarkon: we have a phrase for that trigel, without hesitation:of course you do
coran, to allura, immediately after learning that not only are the new paladins all the same species, but they all speak the same language: holy shit this is going to be so much easier we might actually live through this