One of the most interesting thing I think I’ve seen so far in the Voltron fandom is our interpretation of Matt. Here is this character who has had less than two minutes of screen time, yet if you ask any Voltron blogger, they could probably chug out a list of Matt headcanons off the top of their head. Some of our most popular ships, theories, headcanons, fanarts, fanfics all involve Matt, even though we know next to nothing about him.
In fact, I think that’s the reason why the fandom enjoys producing content with Matt. We know next to nothing about him, leaving tons and tons of room to experiment. Matt gives us the opportunity to create the type of brother we think Pidge deserves, to play with how the round characters in the show handle whatever personality we stick onto Matt. Matt truly is the fandoms playground, a character with which there are no rules.
I know that’s why I, at least, love Matt so much. Because Matt is made up almost entirely of blanks that I get to fill in, and it’s incredibly fun. So while I can’t wait to find out more about Matt in season 2, for now, I’m just loving this time of fandom experimentation, where there are a thousand different verisons of Matt, each of them unique and reflective of the individual producing the content. Matt gives fans an opportunity to project their creativity into a canon character in the Voltron universe, and I think it’s fascinating.