if voltron were in an atla au what would hunk pidge shiro and alluras affiliations be
SORRY THIS TOOK A WHILE ANON i had to actually THINK for these,,
while this is kind of boring i agree with the official symbolism and i think that hunk would be an earthbender!! earthbending places emphasis on being able to attack and defend very strongly, which is exactly what hunk does in the series so i think its pretty self explanatory. also the earth provides for people similar to how hunk, in all his infinite kindness, gives to his friends and those he considers close to him
pidge, is a little bit more difficult for me bc i can see her being either a tech-saavy nonbender, or an airbender. the former kinda speaks for itself but for the airbender one, airbending isnt a very frontal, offensive style of bending and (from what i can remember) pidge is probably the paladin who takes on the least amount of direct combat. even her lion, equipped w invisibility and a shield, and her bayard, which is essentially an electrified grappling hook, have more uses for maneuvering, evasion, and protection than a full one on one fight.
for shiro i really want to go with nonbender. he used to be a bender before he got taken captive by the galra (id say he used to be an earthbender, but with a probending style rather than traditional. also “patience yields focus” like how an earthbender has to wait it out and then make their move.) and they did some weird shit that locks up ur bending. but then they gave him The Arm Which Now Is A Weapon and he kinda just had to go with it from there. he still implements his bending movements in his fighting style tho
with allura my first thought was waterbending but that was just bc of the physical similarities between her and yue i think. but i think she would be an air acolyte, or at least something of that equivalent in another element. allura, tragically, is currently not a paladin so thats partially but not wholly where im drawing my analogy from. but despite not being a bender/paladin she is just as capable, and knows more about the bending arts/paladin-ing than the (presumably newbie) paladin benders. altho there Is some temptation to make her an airbender bc airbender and altean history are really. Similar, in terms of uh, lots of dying. combined with her and aang’s similarity in being (Almost) The Last Ones Of Their Kind Alive. also we saw her kick galra ass with a bo staff and airbenders and their affiliates tend to use those kinds of weapons SO