Possible Scenario for Season 3
Now I was going through some of the most recent interviews that the Voltron crew has put out in regards to season 3 and I found this little tidbit:
Look over the line highlighted in blue. Read it again. And again. Of course, Jeremy is most likely joking to point fun at all the dead Shiro jokes (and possibly Blue Lion Theory.)
But what if Jeremy is only partly joking? What if there is a scene in scenario in season 3 where Lance comes really close to actually dying?
Now odds are in season 3 there will be shift in the lion arrangements Keith definitely piloting Black and possibly Lance switching over to Red and Allura to Blue like the original counterparts. Of course there will be a lot of problems, especially among the trio of Keith, Lance, and Allura. Keith has to deal with being thrusted in to a position that he obviously never wanted and is not prepared for when all he probably wants to do is focus everything towards looking for Shiro. Lance has to deal with his insecurities of, yet again, being used as a Keith replacement and learning to deal with Red who is not happy at all and barely listens to him. Allura, not only as to deal with a Zarkon replacement in Prince Lotor, but is most likely conflicted about finding out one of the last Atleans is an evil druid (and possibly helped bring forth the rise of Zarkon) and about her own new awakened powers and the connections has with the Druids.
Now, things always hit there lowest point before they start to get better and I imagine that the lowest point for the paladins will be meeting with Lotor for the first time. It is a battle none of them are prepared for- bonds with lions are weak, they can’t cooperate with one another, everyone is argument. Just from the teaser trailer we know Voltron is in some deep trouble.
Imagine things get so bad that Voltron can’t hold together during the battle with Lotor and the lions separate. All of them are beat up and struggling, especially Keith and Black (who of course has taken on more than he chew once more). Black isn’t responding anymore (Keith wonders if it’s become of the damage or because it has stopped because it doesn’t think Keith is worthy of piloting it any longer due to how much of a disaster this battle has been).
Lotor is firing up for another attack, aimed straight at Keith and the Black Lion (cause of course if Lotor’s destroying anyone’s lion, its going to be his daddy’s favorite). Keith is literally a sitting duck.
Then sudden a red blur comes blasting into Black’s side, sending them out of harm’s way. Both Red and Lance take the full blunt of the blast because if there is one thing both the Red Lion and Lance would agree on it would be on protecting Keith. When the smoke clears, we see Red hovering in space, eyes dark and cracked.
Everyone is frantic, trying to get a transmission from Red to see if Lance is alright. Have several moments, everyone hears a wet cough and a weak voice call out, “Haha…finally….got Red to listen to me. Isn’t…that right girl?” Then there is silence.
The Blue Lion then goes berserk so much so that Allura can’t control her. The Blue Lion, in her rage, uses the sonic boom cannon to temporary disable Lotor’s ship weaponry which allows the Castle time to create wormhole for everyone to escape.
Once everyone is safe, they are able to get to look after Red and Lance. When they bring Lance out, he is close to death. Perhaps the Castle took damage during the attack so the healing pods aren’t working at the moment. Everyone is gathered around a faintly breathing Lance who is cradled in Keith’s arms, tearing up and hearts breaking at the prospect they might lose another paladin after Shiro.
Then Allura, determined to not lose another member of her family, uses her newly awakened powers (which she has been hesitant to reveal to the paladins because she still associates it with Haggar) to attempt to heal Lance. Everyone, especially Allura herself, are blown away when it works and Lance awakens and everyone falls into a tearful, overjoyed group hug.
From that point on, everything would probably start to run a bit smoother for the paladin. They know about Lotor and what to expect in battling with him, Allura can freely show off her new powers without fear of judgment or that it powers will be harmful like Haggar’s, Lance will be able to bond more closely with Red, and Keith will be able to understand the consequences of being a leader and handle situations with a bit more thought to ensure no one gets hurt in future battles.