It’s ya boi ZERO
Beep boop these are just concept sketches but I like this kid’s design hmm~
A little backstory: Zero is AI!Lance’s prototype, the original original first AI that Pidge created. (Hoh, you thought that our regular AI!Lance was the first? Nope!) Due to a whole bunch of malfunctions and bugs, Pidge scrapped the prototype and created a better version, which is the Lance we all know and love now. (I mean she can’t get it perfect on the first try it was her first time creating an Artificial Intelligence, especially one of this caliber!)
She meant to delete the prototype permanently, but…a whole bunch of crazy stuff happened and interrupted the process so Zero was never actually fully deleted. He sleeps deep, deep within the simulator’s core data, only longing to meet Keith at least once, since that was the reason he was created. This poor kid. He’s really scary since he’s…a huge mess and just broken. Broken.
Idk if I’ll actually put him into the fic lol honestly there are too many Lances to keep track of (there’s four so far in this AU. FOUR!! I need to stop making different versions lmao) but I really like…this idea…….smol sweet flower robot boy………