can we just–can we please talk about the chair scene for a moment? because it’s so incredibly important to me.
by the ‘chair scene’ I mean the page(s) in the voltron comics where we see Allura alone in the castle and she is riding around the halls in a floating chair.
and it’s important to me because I love Allura and I want to see her happy and she was so clearly having fun (boy oh boy I can’t wait to hear that laugh get voiced!) but also because it’s really speaks to her character
Most of the time we see Allura she is serious, the rare moments when she loses her composure are usually out of anger or frustration. The reason so much of the fandom mistakes her for an adult is because she acts like one. Because Allura is the princess of Altea; and Altea is the planet that created the lions and Voltron.
Her planet may be dead but Allura feels the responsibility of what happened to the universe in her absence because she feels it was on her to stop it. To carry on her father’s legacy by destroying Zarkon, she admits as much in season 2; but there are hints before that, like when she insisted on stopping for Nyma and Rolo’s distress call or when she refused to give up on the Balmerans. Or the multiple times she over extends herself for the sake of others.
Allura has the weight of the entire universe on her shoulders, on top of all the loss she’s faced. The only time where she lets herself genuinely just relax and be a goofy teenager is when she’s alone. (We see this a bit in Space Mall too, where Allura spends the day playing with the mice.) As soon as the paladins call her in the comics, Allura de-musses her hair and acts the part of a princess again.
I’m hoping Allura’s character arc heads in a direction where she realizes that all of this isn’t her fault or responsibility; that she’s just one person and she doesn’t have to burden herself like she does.