Happy Birthday my beautiful angel!!!!
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OMG!! I’m so happy that it’t finally Keith’s birthday and that the fandom is giving him the love he deserves! Iv’e been wanting to do something for his birthday but haven’t had the chance. But since today is the special day I have to do something, so I’m going to be talking about how much I love Keith, using the prompts from @keithsbirthday. Except I’m cramming all seven days into one. Also, I’m cheating on some of them cuz I have multiple favs and I can’t choose lol. SO. Without further ado:
Keith’s Birthday Part 1: Favourite Keith moment in the series so far? (What stands out about it to you? Why is it important?)
OK SO I HAVE MORE THAN ONE FAVORITE KEITH MOMENT SO HERE THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
1. The entire Blade of Marmora trial:
Does this count as a moment? Idk but I loved everything about it. The Marmora Trials has some of Keith’s best fighting sequences, and we learn so much about him, his motivations, his fears, his desires.
First the fighting sequences. Like oh my god look at this boy go.
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Also this part:
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And then there’s the whole mindscape thing. Where he sees Shiro and his father. And both of these interactions tell us a lot about Keith. When he’s talking with Shiro, Shiro is comforting and friendly at first, but then he starts becoming cold and distant, going so far as to tell Keith that he’s chosen to be alone. Which is something that we know Shiro would never do, but it seems that Keith doesn’t know that. And it’s not that he things that Shiro is a terrible person, it’s that Keith thinks he himself is at fault, that there’s something wrong with him and that’s what’s going to make Shiro leave. And the part where he was talking to his dad gave us a lot of insight into that relationship and even how it seems to be affecting how he views his relationship with Shiro. Like the fact that it’s highly likely that Keith’s dad abandoned him, and so Keith is afraid of Shiro doing the same. The best thing about it though, is that we see Keith’s desire to protect people, ultimately choosing to go to the Red Lion so that he could protect the universe from Zarkon even though he desperately wanted to know about his past. It’s something that highlights Keith’s selflessness, something that not many people see in him.
And then finally, we get the Galra reveal.
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honestly I really love that this is the way that they revealed his Galra heritage. I thought it was very fitting and not only did it give us more information about Keith, but it also helped Keith grow as a character.
2. Keith saving Voltron and stopping Lotor at the same time:
I really loved this scene a lot. It showed that Keith is capable of making good decisions on the spot based on his instincts. It was a very dire situation that required a split second decision, and Keith managed to pull it off flawlessly despite Shiro telling him that he could either stop Voltron from being damaged or stop Lotor’s plans.
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He was presented with two options and each of them would only solve one problem, yet he was able to come up with his own solution that solved both problems and it was so amazing he’s so amazing <3 This scene proves that despite what many people and Keith himself may think, he is capable of being a great leader.
3. Keith’s vlog
Technically this isn’t part of the show, but I think it’s still a very important Keith moment. I love it so much because it gives us even more insight about Keith. Where the Marmora trials showed us Keith’s desires, fears, etc. The vlog showed us more about how Keith views himself, and it was quite an eye opener, for me at least. Some headcanons I have were solidified while in other aspects I realized that I had misinterpreted his character a little bit. It was surprising to me that Keith thought a lot about his behavior towards people, and that he even felt guilty in a lot of cases about his temper. What was most interesting to me are the scenes that were shown when Keith was talking about his temper. Because in all of those scenes, Keith’s anger was justified, even though with Pidge he was really harsh and it was wrong of him to try and force her, his feelings were understandable. And especially when he held that so called ‘king’ hostage, his actions were absolutely justified, hell even the Olkarians didn’t care, given that one of them pushed the king towards Keith in the first place. Anyway I’m rambling now, but yeah Keith being slightly ashamed of his temper was new to me and it helped me better understand him. Also, just the way he analyzed himself in genera made me relate to him more than I did before, because I find myself doing a lot too. Even though I haven’t gone through what he has, the things he said about connecting with people was very relatable to me.
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This part in particular was most relatable to me, because it’s something that Iv’e thought to myself a lot.
I also really love how the vlog highlights his mannerisms like the expressions and hand gestures he uses.
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Overall, Keith’s vlog was a wonderful addition to his characterization :)
Welp, that’s all my favorite Keith moments. Now I’m off to immediately start part two of my Keith appreciation.