ways to make peridot have a “dorky” side without damaging all previous characterization: -camp pining hearts (which was, admittedly one thing the series actually managed to pull off imo) -occasionally deliberately peppering in earth slang she’s learning in between her articulate speech patterns -have her geek out over tech!! isn’t she supposed to be a technician with lots of prior experience with machinery? or is she only suddenly that when the plot requires it -conducting meticulous earth experiments on various topics, such as which organisms can fly, which conditions are ideal for the phenomenon of rain, etc., and recording all this data in a giant book/log/something else which documents everything she has learned on earth for reference for her to peruse through at later times -having an affinity for wearing “shirts,” and usually doing so when (she thinks) no one is looking -spending hours on end making advanced, convoluted contraptions for simple actions solely for the purpose of showing off her metal powers -just. building robots and contraptions in general and treating them like her children instead of making w/e the hell those morps are -drawing out complex diagrams for “where she’s going to put the star”/making rough sketches of a “crystal gem” outfit basically redemption arc peridot; any peridot after that is a cursed shrieking gremlin child
shiro is the lead singer n he has one of the most velvety voices ever?? and everyone is like holy shit ma n,,, like holy fuck. he used to just sing in choirs and stuff but he eventually put that aside once befriending the rest of the band. his folks back at his small hometown weren’t exactly happy with his choice of music, but they’re proud enough. but not only can he sing, he can play the guitar too. shiro stans are constantly talking about his sharp handsome features along with his muscles. out of the band, hes the most collected of them all but has a bit of a goofy side that the fans freak out over.
keith plays lead guitar and is a fucking beast at it. everyones a fan of keith’s guitar solos. his electric guitar is colored red and is named the Red Paladin. keith has been playing the guitar since age 8 when he was first put into guitar lessons. additionally, keith adds his own vocals at times and sometimes sings solos in songs. keith stans are attracted to him for his emo-like persona and a few jokingly refer to him as gerard way (which keith doesnt mind until the rest of the band begins calling him that too) and a lot of the fans are attracted to his ~mysterious~ personality. despite looking the scariest, hes actually a puppy at heart and is probably the dorkiest of the group
lance plays the bass and plays it like a god. his rhythm is smooth and constant and everyone’s got a thing for his bass solos. he owns a blue bass that he calls the Blue Paladin (a mirror to keith’s guitar). he first self taught himself the guitar at age 12 and then further on taught himself how to play the bass. he too provides vocals and the group all agrees that he harmonizes best with keith. to the fanbase, he is revered as memelord and king of shitpost. hes the one whos constantly dabbing and making awful jokes at concerts. lance stans love him for his charisma and oozing confidence. he is one of the funniest and light hearted of the band.
pidge plays the keyboard and can play at such a fast rate it rivals sonic’s speed (lance’s words). when shes playing the keyboard she is completely in the zone, eyes trained as her fingers glide across her instrument. in between songs at concerts though, shes always ready to provide a joke at the expense of her teammates (all in love ofc). shes also the one in charge of the effects that go on during concerts (aka how lights will go, whats on the monitors, etc). the smartest of the bunch, pidge is also considered the most savage and wont hold anything back. pidge stans love her for her fiery personality and just maybe bc pidge is adorably tiny
hunk plays the drums and is phenomenal. hes always so enthusiastic to play and has the most energy to play during a concert. his beats are the backbone of their songs and as a member is the heart of the band. he began playing the drums at a young age and was always fascinated by music. he lovingly refers to his drum set as the yellow paladin and he insists pidge call her keyboard the green paladin but she finds it ridiculous. he is also the one they depend on to fix their instruments and equipment, seeing as hes rather handy with those things. hunk’s fanbase loves him for his kind personality and humor. along with keith, he too is a bit of a puppy and the fans l ov e it. hes also the most hard working of the band, always the last one to leave the studio bc he just HAS to get this right.
allura is actually a solo artist herself and was the one who discovered them. she saw them playing at one of their small gigs one time and decided that they needed to tour with her. she is the daughter of alfor altea, owner and creator of Altea Records. allura offers the band a recording label there, to which they agree to gladly. as a solo artist, she has a large following. her voice is known in the business for being so powerful with her barely trying. she serves as a mentor to the band and helps as much as she can.
coran is allura’s manager and works for alfor at altea records. as allura’s manager, he also doubles as the band’s manager too. very quirky and a bit of an oddball, coran always has ideas and is the best when it comes to PR. he too is known by the fans as manager and often stars in the band + allura’s social media. this gains coran a few fans that hes awfully proud of and thinks its the best thing in the universe. (he also lowkey totally has a crush on alfor but as if hed ever act on that but in reality alfor is trying his best to make it known to the redhead that his feelings are reciprocated)
um ofc the band’s name is Voltron what did u expect
shiro and keith were the first ones of the band basically. keith convinced shiro that his voice was fucking good as hell man and that he should quit choir and maybe start up something new
they end up meeting pidge, lance, and hunk after performing at some open mic night bc lance decided hed insult the song they performed (which keith wrote) it was eventually settled when lance admitted that shiro’s voice was amazing though and that keith’s guitar playing was pretty good
“not too good of course”
after a week or so when shiro first learns that the others play instruments, it hits him that theyve been whats missing all along and eventually they all come together and form voltron
despite originally clashing, keith and lance actually make a pretty good team and write some of the best lyrics together
shiro is constantly acting as a buffer for each of them, often at times having to cross out inappropriate lyrics or song choices
“for the last time, pidge, we’re not gonna write a song about birds fucking”
“its a perfectly good song and you know it"
hunk coming up with the best beats and rhythms and all out of nowhere just because he was randomly tapping his hands against some object
pidge playing pranks on them during concerts and one time steals shiro’s mic when he’s occupied on a different part of the stage
um yeah ofc the fans ship #klance and the two blush and get flustered over it every time its mentioned but they get together eventually bc honestly everyone saw it coming
the top two things people look forward to in meet and greets: touching shiro’s bicep and getting to experience one of hunk’s bear hugs
fans know about hunk’s passion for cooking so they like to tweet him about it. some even go as far as gifting him food and its honestly the sweetest thing ever
hunk sends out a personalized thank you tweet to everyone who gives him food
keith is constantly being asked by the fans to wear eyeliner
emo style bc they already have shiro wearing winged eyeliner
the band going through the the internet to see what fans are saying and being simultaneously overwhelmed with happiness and also confused as to what the hell theyre going on about
“why are they calling me daddy? am i a fatherly figure?"
”…im a sinnamon roll”
“wait who the fuck just called me a rip off pete wentz”
“why are people making so many memes of keith but not me?? the actual memelord??”
“someone just called me a cinnamon roll?? thats the most adorable compliment ever"
allura constantly having to Stop them from posting awful things on their social media
“shiro i dont think #dicksoutforharambe is the social movement you want your name tagged onto”
“but lance said it was for a good cause”
everyone in the band realizes that coran is head over heels for alfor and finds it both hilarious and endearing but also sad bc?? hes so oblivious?? its so obvious alfor likes him back smh
except for lance though. he isnt even aware until hunk makes a joke about coran and alfors’ wedding
their fanbase being called paladins bc why not
(sorry im not letting it be called quiznaks. i cant let us be called fucks i just cant)
band selfies more like “pidge i understand its difficult for you to be seen but you dont have to stand on the table–no dont argue its not safe”
pidge can secretly rap hella good and decides to showcase it one time in lance’s snapchat story
SHE RAPS NICKI MINAJ’S MONSTER VERSE ONE TIME N IT IS WILD AF
lance wont stop making lance bass jokes and no one knows why exactly
o god hunk driving all the fans wild when he throws his drum sticks out to the crowd at the end of a concert and is smiling widely in all his sweat filled glory
also shiro totally always purposely wears sleeveless shirts at concerts bc Oh Yeah
o and also shiro still has a prosthetic arm in this au just saying
hunk and pidge fucking around with the stage equipment and stuff for shits n giggles
until allura and shiro find them n tell them to stop
one time lance is told to do the opening to one of their songs at a concert and he just strums his bass idly before saying “anyway, here’s wonderwall”
oh my god keith answering interviewer’s questions impulsively without thinking
“what part are you from?”
“my mother’s womb part”
they all adopt a black cat as their band mascot (irl they just wanted a cat) named voltron who constantly wears a multi colored sweater (red,blue,yellow,green) which was knitted personally by lance.
pls imagine thEm playig THE VOLTRON THEME SONG EVERY BEGINNING OF A CONCERT
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