me: lmfao i guess shiro just didn’t have friends at the garrison
me: shiro was a piloting prodigy who was placed on a pedestal by his peers, therefore isolating him from them, and was also under immense pressure from the garrison because of the kerberos mission. lance outright states that shiro is his hero in episode one, further implying that shiro had a larger than life reputation at the garrison. shiro has also never mentioned having family back on earth, implying he may have no one to come back to. it’s no wonder he took keith under his wing.