Voltron Theory #2
Okay. But can we stop for a moment and think about WHY would Zarkon turn evil?
It’s clear he was the black paladin, he was part of Voltron, one of the good guys, so something terrible had to happen to him.
Why is he destroying planets? Thinking that galrans are superiors?
The answer? His planet was destroyed by an unknown force (like a supernova, a planet blowing up, Voltron’s enemies, ect). Many of his people were too and that is why they use bots. Only a few motherships survived with barely 2 thousand galran on it.
That is why there are so few galran. They are endangered spieces.
Voltron, or more specifically King Alfor failed to save Galra and in his misery and bitterness Zarkon turned against Voltron.
Right after witnessing Galra’s demise, using the black lion Zarkon tried to force the other lions on his side but they broke the formation and managed to damage the Black Lion until Zarkon had to catapult out of her. After that a galran ship took him aboard and Alfor escaped, and hid the lions.
Zarkon asked help from his “friend” who wasn’t on the planet when it was destroyed.
A galran Druid, Haggar and she told him “If we have enough quintessence we can destroy Voltron, you may even bring your planet back to life.” and that is why he first started taking quintessence.
Over the years he realized Haggar lied but by that time his soul and heart were empty.
The only thing he lives now is revenge.