When I thought Madi was gone. I saw–for the first time I saw the world through your eyes. A world in which there is nothing left to lose. I felt the need to make sense of the loss. To impart meaning to it…whatever the cost. To exalt her memory with battles and victories. But beneath all of that, I recognized the other thing, hiding in the spaces. The ones whose shape you first showed me. And when asked, it was honest about the role it wanted to play. It was rage. And it wanted to see the world burn.
Hey look at Alfor's suit in that Father's Day tweet...he has shoulder pads and stomach armour and a lot more than the current paladins have. My theory is that there was a huge war before ("dark history of the paladins"?) and they lost most of the armour and that's why they have the current minimalist version. We know that's possible because in the beginning of S1, allura said the black Bayard was missing. Tldr; haggar's got a bunch of blue/red/green/yellow shoulder pads in her closet