The reason few Lantern rings ever come to Earth is because humans are too emotional by nature. Despite being such a passionate species, each ring requires one specific emotion to attract it. No matter how strongly a human may be feeling at the time, they’re never really feeling one sole emotion. The only reason that Green Lantern Rings choose earthlings is because they interpret a human’s ability to function at all despite all their emotions as a sign of great willpower.
Here’s to the self indulgent crossover that I ended up putting way to much effort into. But I love Voltron and I adore the Green Lantern lore and universe and I ended up putting some serious thought into that. So just… let me explain:
Green Lantern (Willpower): Pidge The Green ring is often regarded as “willpower”, but I also interpret it as “bravery”. I think this speaks a lot to Pigde. Pidge is highly goal oriented and motivated. And in order get her goal she is willing to overcome a lot of things, a lot of dangerous, scary things. Her will and bravery are both shining strong. +Green Lanterns are believed to be the ‘neutral’ color. They don’t lean towards good or bad. And I think it’s a nice touch for her.
Sinestro Corps (Fear): Shiro So here’s the thing- Shiro might not look like the kind of person who would be motivated by instilling fear, but he might’ve been that kind of person during his time as Champion. He is also highly motivated by his own fear: of the Galra empire, of Zarkon, of getting captured again and even from himself. So while I think it’s not the only choice that could work for him (green could work as well) I found it fitting.
Blue Lantern (Hope): Lance I always see Lance as the one who can hold everyone together. He might get sad, sure, but he will also always be the one to try and cheer everyone up by doing something stupid. Other then that, he is also pretty hopeful for himself. Sure he’s not the best at anything but he tries, believing he can be a better pilot, or win over a girl. I find it endearing, and very fitting of the blue ring.
Red Lantern (Rage): Keith So it’s pretty clear, especially in the last two episodes, that Keith is highly impulsive- which fit the red ring. There’s also enough of a reason to believe at least some of his actions are controlled by anger. While Shiro seems to channel his relation to the Galra through fear, Keith seems to channel it through anger. Also Red Lantern have this thing where the ring replaces their blood with liquid fire so I mean yeah we also have that.
Indigo Tribe (Compassion): Hunk Honestly, I feel like this one is self explanatory. Hunk IS compassion. He fights because he cares, not only for the people close to him, but for everyone. Still not convinced? Here’s the translation of the first lines in the indigo oath: “In sorrowful day, in misfortunate night,We help those, who need our might”. (Indigo Tribe members can also channel every other emotion. fun fact)
Star Sapphires (Love): Allura It’s important to remember that the violet corps isn’t necessarily driven by romantic love- but by love and care for the living in general. Allura fits that a lot. She’ll fight, yes, but she’s a diplomat first, always wishing for peace with other aliens. And just like the Star Sapphires, she’ll kick your ass if you try to harm anyone she cares about. +At some point, Wonder Woman was also a Star Sapphire, so this is definitely the “strong kickass queens” corps.
Agent Orange (Greed) Haggar: Agent Orange is a weird thing for me, and it was hard to pick a character. I ended up deciding on Haggar. Orange is not a corpse, but an individual who isn’t really keen on sharing his powers or his treasures. He will help you if you ask, but he always has his own selfish interests first. I thought she will probably be the best choice for that.
Ended up writing so much gahhh. Oh well. This has been fun.
Avengers Assemble - Squadron Supreme Character Art
Created as pastiches of the DC Superhero team the Justice League they are a group of alien superheroes from a distant world similar to the Avengers. They chose to solve their planet’s problems by taking control of the planet.