OKAY I HAD A WONDERFUL IDEA!!!!!
Based off of an old teen titans episode (idk if it was the og or go cartoon) and some of that ‘Inside Out’ movie, the paladins come across a crystal? Which lance breaks? And it ends up splitting him into his five strongest emotions, so now there’s 5 existing lances. The other paladins+allura and coran have to take care of the lances until they can get the crystal put back together, and they all learn about Lance and his various depths as a person.
Fear- Hunk takes care of fear, consoles Fear and ends up becoming a little more fearless himself
Happiness- Allura and Coran take care of happiness, and it brings out their own happiness as they are encouraged by Happiness!Lance
Sadness- Taken care of by Pidge, who themself learns to accept their sadness of searching for her family but also uses it as part of their motivation to save the universe
Anger- Keith takes care of lance’s manifested Anger, bonds with anger somewhat about how life just isn’t fair sometimes, actually fights anger? Ends up learning that being the angry emo that acts in impulse isn’t the best idea all the time when Anger!Lance actually whoops his ass
Wisdom/Intelligence- The manifestation of Lance’s intelligence and calming ideas of strategy and self-care hangs out with Shiro, who acts as a good encouragement to Shiro’s own leadership self-esteem and helps Shiro through some panicky/ptsd moments
If someone wants to use this as some sort of langst inspiration for fics? Feel free but tell me or tag me so I can see the shit too, fam