On the train of thought of what else can the Lions do, why don’t the Paladins know already? You would think that if they’re supposed to actually learn to fight with Voltron, there would be some kind of instruction manual on everything that the Lions and Voltron can do. Like it’s really hard to use something to its full potential when you don’t even know what it can do. So why don’t they know? Part of it is yeah, probably part of the narrative because this is a TV show that we’re all watching and so as the Paladins learn so does the audience, but there has to be a good reason for why they don’t know all the things the Lions/Voltron can do. So if there is a legit, in-universe reason for why they don’t know, that implies one of two things. Either Allura and Coran don’t know what the Lions or Voltron can really do, or they’re deliberately not telling the Paladins. It’s a little weird that they wouldn’t know what the Lions/Voltron can do if it’s the first option, since it seems like Alfor set it so that Allura would be there to explain Voltron to the new Paladins, whenever they showed up. Plus, like half of her appearance in episode 1 was her explaining to the Paladins all about Voltron, so she seems pretty knowledgeable already. Of course, there is the option that Allura’s training in Voltron was cut short by Zarkon, and there is also the option that Allura doesn’t actually know what the Lions can do because its endemic to each Paladin/Lion combo and therefore changes, like how each Bayard takes a form unique to each Paladin. And, of course, it seems like the Lions have a say in when they let their Paladin know they can do some stuff, so there’s that. But then why wouldn’t the Lions show their Paladins stuff during training instead of when they’re in the middle of battle, like with Keith and Hunk? Not to mention why Coran wouldn’t know this stuff already, since he’s older than Allura and was probably more prepared than she was for various stuff about Voltron. And if the second option, that Allura and Coran aren’t telling the Paladins deliberately, that opens up a whole other can of worms. I’m hesitant to go the “I don’t trust Allura and Coran” route because that goes against my gut feelings for trusting them, plus the other stuff I’ve already said that I still believe, but it’s still weird. Unless it’s like just an Altean thing to kind of “Idk let them figure it out as they go,” but that also goes against Allura’s whole training spiel in episode 1. There are too many options and sub options and honestly I have no idea which one is the most valid hypothesis at this time so yeah just give me season two already.
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