oooh, this is so interesting what’s happening here now. because last season we, as viewers, were in Yousef’s position – it was Isak reaching out, and Isak getting ignored by Even, for seemingly inexplicable reasons. and it was so frustrating, wasn’t it? and so heartbreaking! to see Isak’s messages being replied to hours, if not days later, or left unanswered entirely. so heartbreaking even, that it was easy to forget just how difficult that must have been for Even to do.
but now the point of view has been completely switched around. we’re in Sana’s head now. Sana, who’s doing the pulling back, who’s doing the ignoring, who’s trying so hard to not feel anything about Yousef reaching out. and it’s just as heartbreaking, just as upsetting, and just as sad to see.
First off, if you haven’t seen the new reboot of Voltron or listened to the SDCC Voltron panel, let me warn you that this post will contain some spoilers so stop reading right now and go watch Voltron.
Ready? Okay, here we go.
Now I know that ever since season one of Voltron has ended, the growing fandom of Voltron has been producing A LOT of theories of what season two will bring us. And the trailer for season two has only doubled the hype for the upcoming season and for the fan theories.
The two theories that seem to dominate the Voltron tag are definitely the theory that Keith is either a Galra/Human hybrid or Galra/Altrean hybrid (seriously this theory has pretty much taken control over all Voltron art and fanfiction in the last few weeks) and the second theory is that Shiro will either by killed off like his forgotten 80′s Norwegian brother Sven (rest in peace dear Holgersson) or be captured for long period of time allowing Keith or Allura to take over the Black Lion. (Though this theory begs the question that is Keith has to lead Voltron and pilot the Black Lion to do so does that mean Lance will take over the Red and Allura pilot the Blue? Will Keith have to give Lance his precious red jacket? Will Lance grow a 80′s mullet too? This theory brings up so many questions)
Both these theories are awesome and have pumped up a lot of great material from the fandom so far and will probably continue to do so until season two comes around later this year.
However, there’s been a theory mulling around in my head for a while now and so far, I haven’t really seen any other fan pick up on it. And since I have no one to discuss this with, I’m going to lay it all out right here for you Voltron fandom!
As the title of this post suggest, this theory revolves around the Blue Lion which automatically means a lot of it is going to deal with this guy:
Why so scared? Not every Voltron theory is filled with angst and- oh fuck, nevermind.
Yes, while the most fandom are biting their nails over the fates of poor alien Keith and the possible death/capture/brainwashing of Tadashi- oh nevermind that’s Sven- I mean Shiro- I’m sitting in my isolated corner of outlandish theories mentally preparing myself over the possible horrendous fate that could possibly await our favorite Blue Paladin.
But “Why?” you, anonymous tumblr user, will ask.What solid clue can be found in season one that could possibly hint that anything bad could happen to Lance and the Blue Lion in the coming seasons?
Well, simple. It all begins with this lines right here:
Foreshadowing or too much Film Theorists? Probably the former but who cares, I’m finishing this post.
Even when I first watched the series the first time around, this line always stuck out to me. I know it’s supposed to lead to a snappy argument with Keith to lighten the area on the serious mood of the scene, but it still felt a bit odd.
Then I began to wonder if it might foreshadow to something coming later in the series. Many of the writers of the new Voltron reboot have written stuff for The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra- both series that have been known to plan ahead and leave foreshadowing to future events in small ways so I wouldn’t put it past the team of Voltron to do the same.
So, the question is, will Lance’s mind because fused with a giant ship in the future? Perhaps with with one…..
Yeah, stop smiling Blue, this theory doesn’t really end well for you.
Of course, since Blue technically already has her own sentiment mind, this couldn’t work unless something were to happen to the Blue Lion that would make her lose the Quintessence, the life form, that allows her to be more than a plain machine….
….Something along the lines of Zarkon destroying one of the lions as a last ditch effort to prevent Voltron from ever being used against him.
Because damn it if he can’t have his Voltron action figure than nobody should get the Voltron action figure.
But seriously, wouldn’t this be the best plan all together if everything else fails?Why waste all the time and resources trying to steal the lions when he can just destroy one of them and prevent the so-called ultimate weapon from being used against him in the first place? He was doing an okay job of conquering the universe without the Voltron for the last 10,000 years.
But why the Blue Lion you of little faith ask? If that’s his last ditch plan, then he could destroy any of them to make it work.
Well you’re right- there is no solid evidence to support the idea that it would be the Blue Lion could be destroyed or permanently damaged if these theory plays out.
But from a writer’s standpoint, if any of the Lions’ were to be killed or damaged, the one that would hit most with the audience probably be Blue.
Look at it this way- who was the lion that the main characters, and we as an audience first met?
Love at first sight.
That’s right. It was Blue. And by all accords, she is the lion that we spend the most time with solo on screen. We get to see more of her personality and grow attached to her at the same time as the main characters to. She is the Lion we, as an audience, have the most emotional attachment to. If anything were to happen to the lions, it would hit the hardest if it happened to Blue.
And you can bet that the writers did that on purpose.
How dare they make me feel emotions for this giant robot cat.
So Zarkon destroys Blue to make forming Voltron impossible. Maybe he absorbs her quintessence to make himself more powerful just as he did with that one planet. So her mechanical body may still be somewhat intact, but her lifeform that makes her a living being is gone. She is a lifeless shell. But of course, Lance, her pilot, would share the same Quintessence as Blue. What if, as the ultimate sacrifice, Lance will give up his own Quintessence, his very life force, and fuse with the Blue Lion, thus in a way, becoming the Blue Lion himself?
Oh look Blue! We’re a match!
But, you argue, could this be possible? Making an AI out of memories like with Alfor and the Castle Ship is one thing, but Lance literally becoming the next Blue Lion? Impossible! Nay! Nay!
Don’t worry, I’d be “naying” in disbelief with all of you if I hadn’t realized that we’ve been watching organic beings becoming sentient warships (aka the Robeasts) throughout the entire first season. Haggar and druids have doing this since the very beginning. For example:
became this asshole
And Haggar’s weird pet lizard
became a digimon I’m pretty sure
Based on this evidence, I’m pretty sure the Lions of Voltron probably all used to be actual organic beings at one point in time before becoming literal weapons to protect the universe. Haggar and her druids probably rediscovered this same magic to create their own Voltron Lion wannabes.
But if this theory comes true and Lance does sacrifice himself to become the next Blue Lion, then the question is, who would be the next Blue Paladin?
The answer of course, for those who have watched the original series is….
Literally fuck anyone who just said Sven.
Yes Princess Allura. Who else? Blue is literally one of the key colors that represents her in the series. And I don’t think it is just a coincidence that out of all the paladins it was Lance that Allura first saw when she woke up from her 10,000 year long sleep.
I’m going to ride you one day…And not in the way you’re thinking about, pervert.
You would think that the writers would have had Allura fall into Keith’s arms (who was her love interest in the past series) or maybe Shiro’s (since there seems to be some hinting of romance between them), but no, she falls into Lance’s arms, thus already starting the connection between future pilot and lion.
So there you have it folks! I’ve just tossed in my theory for what might happen in the future of the series. Of course, this is all just plain, fun speculation! And whether you agree with it or not, I’d love to hear what you think about it!
For Shaolin, all his efforts in Part 2 are about keeping Zeke close to him and keeping The Get Down Brothers together. That’s his life, that’s his whole world, and he will do anything to keep what’s his. Because without Zeke and The Get Down Brothers, he’s all alone. And Shaolin can’t handle that.
[…]And YES, Dizzee isn’t the only character who is gay. Hopefully we’ll get to show that if we’re allowed to continue!
Everybody loves Regina! We love her too. She and Yolanda are definitely present in Part 2 and we learn more about them, but we will have to wait for Season Two to get some more substantial story lines for both of them.
There are characters who never made it into Season One who I would love to bring into Season Two. There is, for example, a charismatic African-American community activist named Kofi Quantay who could play a big role in Season 2. He’s like a Black Jesus, and he would bring more consciousness & street politics into the show. Also, I love all the supporting characters in Season One. I’d like to tell more about Boo Boo and Rah Rah. And Yolanda and Regina. And of course, if The Get Down Brothers continue to rise, there are a million great stories to incorporate that coincide with the birth of Hip Hop.
CONCLUSION : WATCH THE GET DOWN PART 1 AND 2 SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A SEASON 2 AND THUS : MORE CONFIRMED GAY CHARACTERS, MORE BACKSTORIES AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SECONDARY CHARACTERS, AND NEW INTERESTING CHARACTERS.
Clarke and Bellamy, in many ways, have always been the heart of this show. In Season 1, their relationship was antagonistic, but once they learned how to work together, everything started to fall into place for them as a group in terms of their survival odds. … I like their chances when they’re together.
JAKE AND ROSA ARE IN TROUBLE IN PART TWO OF THE ALL-NEW ONE-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” TUESDAY, MAY 23, ON FOX.
And that brings us to Part Two of the season finale. By the end of it, I’m pretty sure you will already be starting to count down the days until season 5. At least, I know I will be. Now, before I start, there’s not too much I can divulge about this second part without giving too much away, but like always, I will do my best to give you something to hold you over until you can watch it yourselves. So here’s what you can expect from Part Two of this season finale.
The Nine-Nine must do everything in their power to help Jake and Rosa when things go south for them, and they are framed for a crime they didn’t commit. Two months after said crime was committed, they are now preparing to go to trial and are looking for any way to get out of this situation and back to their normal lives.
During the chaos of all of this, Charles is freaking out and letting the stress get to him. But when he finds out he may be able to help the case with a hacker connection he has, he immediately gets to work, with Terry in tow.
There are moments where certain members of the squad feel this is a lost cause, while others try to ignore what this could mean for their future if things go badly, but one thing’s for sure: the Nine-Nine always has each other’s backs.
This episode has twists and turns throughout with plenty of humor and sweet moments thrown in. Here are a few things to look forward to in “Crime & Punishment”:
Charles’ new hair
A “romantic” trip to Pennsylvania
A twist you won’t see coming
Don’t miss the all-new, one-hour season finale episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Tuesday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
As always, feel free to send any questions you have my way, and I will answer, as long as they aren’t too spoilery!
How Altean Shape-shifting might come to play next season....
Anyone else feel a bit weird about Atlean shape-shifting so far? I mean, it’s really cool and I love the concept that Alteans used it to help with exploration and diplomatic missions. And of course, it was also awesome to see Allura rocking the Galra look.
But what bothers me is that we’ve only seen it come into play just once in the entire two seasons we’ve had of Voltron so far. It was cool when it happened, But even though it was made out to be a big reveal and an ability that would come in useful for future missions….we haven’t really seen any more of it. Not even a tiny mention throughout all of season two.
So why bring it up this cool ability in the first place when it wasn’t going to be used anytime soon?
However, I think the odds are good that we’ll be seeing a lot more of it come into play for season 3.
But not by Allura.
But this beautiful piece of trash here….
Yes. Prince Lotor.
Since it seems Season 3 will bring in a lot of nitpicks from the original series, it’s completely probable that Prince Lotor will not be full Galra but be a half-breed- Part Galra and part Altea from his mother’s side. So that means it’s completely possible Lotor could have Altean shape-shifting abilities.
Which means the paladins are completely fucked.
I get the feeling that Prince Lotor is going to be more hands-on with dealing with Voltron and its paladins. He’s not going to send some lackey to take them down- he’s going to do it himself and completely mess with their minds while doing it.
I can imagine the first time they experience Prince Lotor’s shape-shifting abilities. Imagine, they’re on a Galra ship, thinking that Shiro might be held prisoner on it. Keith is alone and going through the cells. Then suddenly, he hears a familiar voice. He turns and behold, there is Shiro, unharmed and smiling at Keith. An emotional Keith instantly runs to embrace his closest friend, the brother he never had. Shiro wraps his arms around Keith…..
….And then starts to strangle him, laughing maniacally in a voice that is not his own. Slowing, he shifts back into Prince Lotor.
Of course, the other paladins would come and save Keith. But even now that they know about Prince Lotor’s ability, they have always be on their toes, just in case he tried to impersonate one of the paladins while one of their teammates is alone. Imagine the paranoia and distrust that might surface, especially whenever a mission calls for the team separating.
But yeah, basically I just want Prince Lotor to be like Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist.
The Get Down is set in the South Bronx in New York and revolves around these teens who change the city through their music, dance and graffiti. It gained popularity on Tumblr and Twitter after many had pointed out how a show full of diversity and incredible storytelling was being sidelined for shows that did not break the status quo. Many feared last year that due to the ratings not being as high as some of the other Netflix hits such as ‘Stranger Things’ that we wouldn’t get more episodes but that fear was dispelled when we got a trailer for Part 2 last week.
I’ve gotten many question, comments, and criticism in the short time that the post has been up and have decided to answer them all here!
I’ll be explaining my post in-depth, GIF by GIF, with the episodes and context included, as well as citations to relevant articles/etc. to back them up/explain the symptoms (as well as ones not shown in the original post).
It is rather long, so using “Ctrl + F” (Windows) or “Command + F” (Mac) to find the specific symptom/explanation you’re looking for is advised!