I was wondering what you thought of red paladin lance because if keith goes to the black lion then sadly that means that lance is probably going to lion the red one. Thinking about it breaks my heart since red is already super attached to Keith and lance is going to feel terrible and think he's only good enough to be Keiths replacement.
it’s moooost likely going to happen, that Lance moves up to the red lion while Keith takes the black one, since in each voltron before hand, Keith always piloted black and Lance was in red.
…personally? the thought of Lance piloting the Red lion feels really uncomfortable to me. it feels like….something that would be forced. and y’know, Allura said that the bond between a paladin and lion cannot be forced. so, i get the feeling that they are gonna have a very rocky start. a veeeery rocky start.
first off, the Red lion’s trust is hard to gain. clearly, we’ve seen that Keith and Red are very close, and the red lion seems to be extra protective of Keith. his bond with his lion was highlighted in this season for a reason, so i get the feeling that it’s going to come into play later on.
i feel like Red will not be super willing to accept another pilot now that it has grown so attached to Keith. if it’s trust is hard to gain, then Lance will already off the bat have a hard time piloting Red.
there is also the fact that Red is impulsive, like Keith, and relies more on it’s instincts than skill and planning. that is the opposite of Lance, or at least, for the most part. Lance is impulsive, however more so in the “heat of the moment if i don’t do something right now something bad will happen and i gotta stop it” kinda way. like, how he threw himself over Coran when the bomb went off, or when he thought Coran was trapped in the airlock and charged in there to get him out.
Lance plans things out, he’s patient and tactical and very balanced. the red lion, however, is the most unstable of the lions. this isn’t a good mix for the two, obviously. it doesn’t seem like they will be compatible.
however, that’s where i think Lance’s insecurities might come into play. because even if he’s supposed to be the balanced one, the well-rounded one, his insecurities make him unstable.
they give him doubts in himself
cause him to lash out and snap at people and become defensive
and have driven him to believe that he is worthless and contributes nothing to the team, while everyone else does
so i wonder what that would mean for his and Red’s bond?
cause like, i can kinda see them having a bond through being unstable, however it wouldn’t be….healthy?
not for Lance at least
what Lance needs is to learn his worth and to work through his insecurities, he needs to know he’s important and that it doesn’t matter if he’s the hotshot or the sharpshooter or the 7th wheel, he is important. he needs to stop comparing himself to Keith all the time, but if he’s piloting the Red lion, the one that Keith used to pilot, then how is he gonna stop himself from comparing himself to Keith even more?
he’s going to feel like he has to live up to everyone’s expectations as the new red paladin. he might feel like he’ll need to act more like Keith and less like Lance in order to be able to be a successful red paladin. and that’s……not good at all. i don’t want that for him.
that wouldn’t be healthy for him.
i think their bond would be built on instability and forced feelings, and that’s going to cause a lot of issues with the team forming Voltron.
@ vld writers, please just give him the black lion or keep him in blue!