We’re recycling the ‘stop replacing Lance with Matt’ discourse?? Alrighty then. I’ve dealt with this discourse once, and I’ll do it again. The last time you guys did this, you’ve actually hurt a lot of feelings of people that did absolutely nothing wrong for deciding to love a single character. I just don’t get why you guys police this fandom so much. It isn’t your fandom to control, you’re not the founder, you’re not some high and mighty person who can just tell people that a character shouldn’t be liked. You can’t just tell people what and what not to do. That isn’t how a fandom should work. Because people are allowed to like whatever goddamn character they want. They can choose their favorite character, and it isn’t your decision to tell people which character they have to like. Matt Holt is just one character that people decided to start liking, and you should just accept that some people decided to add him to their favorite’s list.
Listen, just let me tell you that you should just accept the fact that people can like the characters they want. There’s no justifiable reason why you’re attacking them if they just want to choose a different character to love. That’s none of your business about which character a person can devote their time to writing and caring about. It isn’t that big of a problem, and it shouldn’t be treated as a problem just because you’re not seeing the character you want that much.
Matt is a side character, Lance is a paladin of Voltron. He’s going to get all the attention he deserves, but you should just understand that people are allowed to change their minds on things. Because one, you are not their mothers. Two, you’re not their gods. Three, it is not your place to tell a person what they should do.
It’s really interesting to me that what is arguably Lance’s greatest strength is also his biggest source of insecurity.
Like, this boy is so adaptable. You can throw him into space, into a war, into a new lion, and he’ll essentially shrug his shoulders and slot himself into place. What makes the kid a powerhouse is that you can put him in any circumstance and he’ll find out where he fits and pretty much be able to hold his own there. He can integrate himself into basically any group dynamic (see: rebel mermaids, Hunk + Lance + BoM, and Team Voltron after Shiro). What Lance brings to the table is an ability to do what’s needed, to fill roles that need filling, and to mesh with anyone.
But, for someone who values standing out, that would be seen as a negative trait. Lance wants to carve out his own place in the group– it’s why he’s so attached to the idea of being the “sharpshooter” (though, that does appear to be a niche of his!!). To him, it seems like everyone else around him has this “thing” that makes them special and unique– and, since he doesn’t (or, at least, he thinks other people don’t think he does) he feels sort of average and unskilled by comparison.
The creators have said before that Lance’s character is about “providing what’s needed at the time” and like. Exactly. His “thing” is that he can essentially take on any “thing” you need him to and do it at least decently. That’s what makes him unique, and I can’t wait to see him realize it.
HEY CAN WE JUST RECOGNIZE THAT HUNK GARRETT IS NOT JUST COMEDY RELIEF AND HE IS NOT JUST ALL SMILES AND NERVOUSNESS AND DOES NOT ALWAYS THINK ABOUT FOOD???
LOOK AT HOW SERIOUS HUNK IS WHEN THEY ALL MEET ROLO AND NYMA. HE WAS THE ONE WHO DIDNT TRUST ROLO ENTERING THE LIONS. IT WASNT ONLY BECAUSE HE WANTED TO RESCUE SHAY hunay hunay BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH SENDACK AND HOW LANCE AND SHIRO GOT HURT BECAUSE OF IT.
LOOK AT HIS EXPRESSIONS. THESE ARE THE FACES OF A PERSON THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MESS AROUND WITH.
THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE, HUNK WAS TAKING CHARGE IN THE MISSION BACK TO BULMERA TO SAVE SHAY. HE WAS ALSO IN CHARGE OF HOW THEY DEALT WITH ROLO AND NYMA WHEN IT CAME TO PROVIDING PARTS FOR ROLO TO USE BECAUSE OF COURSE HES THE AMAZING ENGINEER WE ALL LOVE HIM TO BE. HUNK IS VERY SMART BOY WHO SPECIALIZES IN ENGINEERING AND DUDE NO ONE ELSE IN THE GROUP except possibly coran COULD HAVE HELPED ROLO WITH HIS SHIP THIS DUDE IS A MIRACLE WORKER.
HE WAS REALLY SUSPICIOUS OF ROLO AND NYMA AND DUDE
HE WAS RIGHT ABOUT IT.
HUNK REALLY NEEDS TO BE APPRECIATED HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL AND I LOVE HIM. SURE, HE MAY BE OUR SUNSHINE PALADIN BUT WHEN HE IS SERIOUS, HE PROBABLY WONT HESITATE TO KICK SOMEONE’S ASS. HUNK IS UNDER-APPRECIATED. HUNK IS INTELLIGENT. HE IS STRONG. HE IS DETERMINED. AND WHEN THE TIME COMES, HE CAN BE FEARLESS.
TLDR; HUNK ISNT JUST COMEDY RELIEF. DREAMWORKS PLEASE GIVE US MORE HUNK HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL AS A CHARACTER!!!! MORE SERIOUS HUNK PLEASE!!!