so a did a story generator with klance and this was it
Keith Kogane was thinking about Lance McClain again. Lance was a goofball Human with short legs and mullet arms.
Keith walked over to the window and reflected on his pretty surroundings. He had always loved empty Space with its squidgy, shaggy Space Ship. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel denail.
Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the a goofball figure of Lance McClain.
Keith gulped. He glanced at his own reflection. He was a grumpy, flirty, Whiskey drinker with tan legs and blue eyes arms. His friends saw him as a great, gentle Galra. Once, he had even revived a dying, Pidge.
But not even a grumpy person who had once revived a dying, Pidge, was prepared for what Lance had in store today.
The sun shone like kissing lion, making Keith anger. Keith grabbed a dumb sword that had been strewn nearby; he massaged it with his fingers.
As Keith stepped outside and Lance came closer, he could see the blushing smile on his face.
Lance gazed with the affection of 4136 emo hushed hippo. He said, in hushed tones, “I love you and I want Love.”
Keith looked back, even more anger and still fingering the dumb sword. “Lance, I love you,” he replied.
They looked at each other with affection feelings, like two colossal, curly cat arguing at a very lonely party, which had MCR music playing in the background and two pining uncles cooking to the beat.
Keith regarded Lance’s short legs and mullet arms. “I feel the same way!” revealed Keith with a delighted grin.
Lance looked happiness, his emotions blushing like a great, gloopy gun.
Then Lance came inside for a nice glass of Whiskey.
THE END (the story is called Grumpy Keith Kogane btw)
So we all know how Lotor is definitely Zarkon’s son, but I think he’s also part of the Altean royal bloodline. Mostly because Allura’s entire family has blue eyes and white hair, like Lotor does. Honerva does not have these genes naturally, so it would be near impossible for Lotor to look like that if he were her child. I also believe Zarkon was too in love with Honerva to cheat on her at the time aswell. He was likely created artificially through a galra surrogate, or maybe even in a pod seeing as they do have the technology to do so. + Haggard never referred to Lotor as her own son, only Zarkon’s. Though it’s possible she just forgot, for this theory, he’s not her genetic child altogether.
What I came to say, is that Lotor was created as a sort of peace treaty, to unite the two kingdoms. Most likely using Zarkon’s, and Allura’s mother’s genes. Since Lotor does not have plain yellow eyes, and he HAS irises and pupils (unlike most of the galra on Daibazaal after the incident) this leads to him being born after the quintessence incident. Zarkon had declared war on Altea at this point, and I’d think of it that Alfor thought creating an heir for Zarkon with both kingdom’s DNA would be a compromise of sorts. He knew that Altea would not last long enough for any natural heir of Zarkon to age and marry his daughter, so being the alchemist he is, found a way to take his wife’s DNA, mash it together with a sample of Zarkon’s, and bippity boppity boo, Lotor is born. Of course Lotor’s existence didn’t end the war like Alfor thought it would, and this is where the theory gets a little flimsy. Alfor sent Lotor off to a Galra base before Altea was destroyed, where he would be identified as Zarkon’s only heir. This way, he would live like a Galra, train like a a Galra, and believe he is a pure Galra.
tl;dr Lotor is a peace treaty made to settle the Galra/Altean war.
Feel free to add on to or debunk any parts of this theory.