And Haggar out of spite and she evil puts Coran through the robeast transformation to fight against Voltron.
Voltron comes along to try to save Coran but comes against a robeast. So far from the other robeast they’ve encountered this one is odd (even Haggar and the robeast creation department found the design unusual. is it cause they used an altean this time?). Voltron is really having difficulty fighting this robeast, it’s legit doing close up combat and melee.
And they just barely stop it from taking out the castle ship. Allura’s in the castle ship and eventually senses and realises the robeast is Coran (is the beast? Inside it? how the fuck do robeast actually work?) so know they gotta figure out how to stop Coran without destroying the beast, which is tough cause he’s kicking Voltron’s ass.
Allura exits the castleship on a small ship to get closer to Coran to attempt to get him regain his senses. Before the robeast can take the final blow on Voltron, is distracted by Allura, destroys the small ship, but Allura has ejected and is now on the robeast (this bit has a very strong Hogarth and battle-mode Iron Giant vibe. damn love that film). Allura tries to connect to Coran through quintessence and talking to the robeast.
After some close calls. Coran regains his senses or seems like it. The robeast becomes non hostile towards Allura and Voltron and HO BOY, Haggar and the Galran ships high tail out of there. They ain’t got enough firepower to fight against 2 giant mechas today.
The battle is won, is it? Cause Coran is still in robeast form and acts more like machine And the gang have no idea how to reverse the transformation.
That’s as far as I got. Next is the gang trying to figure out how to turn Coran back.
First design attempt at robeast Coran I picture in my head.
That Guzma theory really got me thinking, cuz I looked into it and it really does seem to imply that Guzma’s dad beat him with the golf clubs as a kid
and I can believe it because Sun and Moon’s underlying theme throughout the games was Family
Lusamine’s relationship with Gladion and Lillie, Lillie standing up to her mother at the end saying things like children aren’t objects who belong to their parents, Mohn disappearing and not being able to be a father to them also affected them.
But your rival Hau and his grandpa Hala have a great relationship, as well as Player and their mother. Even professor Kukui has a wife this time and semi adopted daughter in Lillie and calls you “cousin”
Every important character has their family relationships highlighted as important influences on them in this game, that really floods the whole “Family is important and will affect you” theme
So it makes sense to have the villains showcase where that theme can go wrong. When “Family” goes wrong and how THAT affects you, because really Guzma has all the telltale behaviors and thoughts of a heavily abused person
Heck Team Skull even is a family created for people with no family
*further thoughts edit*
and I kinda like how both Lusamine and Guzma as villains, showcase both sides of an unhealthy family and the influences it can have. Lusamine is an abusive Parent, Guzma was abused as a Kid. But at the end of the day, I do like that no matter how “bad” Guzma seemed to be and act like, he was still able to be redeemed and show a slight remorse for his actions as an adult, like he knew his violent tempers stemmed from his father’s violent tempers and didn’t really want to continue to the cycle, but “beating people down is all he knew”
He was like that cuz he didn’t know any other way to be, and I like that the post game stuff showed him reconnecting to his old master Hala and interacting with Kukui and building a better support network for himself, little by little, they at least showed that change was happening for him
then further with the protags they showcase three different healthier ways of having family dynamics. Player character and Mom have a great relationship with no conflict. Hau and Hala have healthy conflict where they respect eachother and can resolve issues and support eachother. Lillie and Gladion, while their mother soured their family, the way they responded back was intended to showcase the “healthy” way to respond. Lillie calling out her mother’s actions as wrong and building her own independance were the best and their sibling bonds remained each others supports (the only thing that ruined that for me was Lillie going back to her mother, which I guess I can get, if she’s her only parent. But Still. Really feel like you shouldn’t have to crawl back to abusive parents, that’s not always the best solution. Kukui is there for you Lillie let him adopt you!)
Furthermore, you can think of Team Skull and Plumeria, one of the few major characters who we DON’T know who her family, as the showcase for the effects of how not having any family at all can affect a person and how you have to try to build your own from scratch. Plumeria really does take the whole “big sister” thing seriously, she’s all they got, but also they are all that she has too.