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Shiro and the Black Lion meta: “You Saved Me.”

I’ve been wanting to write this meta for a while, because after season 2 came out I’ve seen a lot of people characterise the Black Lion as disloyal or fickle, and I don’t think this is the case. I think the Black Lion is extremely loyal to Shiro, and very closely bonded to him; and I think she probably hates Zarkon as much as Shiro does. That might be a strange conclusion to come to after she literally spat Shiro out in the season 1 finale, so let’s break this down a little bit:

If you leave aside the incident in 1x11, the rest of the show portrays the Black Lion and Shiro as very closely bonded. In 1x02 Shiro is the only Paladin who’s able to do the nosedive exercise. At this point he’s been piloting the Lion for like… a couple of days MAX, but he’s able to bond with her to the point that he can see through her eyes. So far, we haven’t seen any of the other Paladins pull this off. The Lion/Paladin bond is a two-way thing - we see that clearly with Red and Keith - so we have to assume that this bonding moment is not just down to Shiro’s calm focus. It’s also coming from Black.

You can also see Black’s willingness to bond with Shiro in 2x07. Shiro goes down to the hangar, sits in the Lion, and goes: “Work with me. What do I have to do to strengthen our bond?” And the Lion is like: “YES BONDING! ALRIGHT! LET’S GO!!” She immediately powers up and whisks Shiro off on a spiritual journey. She invites Shiro to see through her eyes, and shows him her history and how she was made. Shiro asks ‘what do I have to do to strengthen our bond?’ and the Lion’s answer is 'you need to understand my history and where I come from’. And again - we’ve not seen any of the other Lions do this. Shiro is the only Paladin whose Lion has opened up about their past or told their Paladin this kind of visual story.

None of this is consistent with the characterisation of the Black Lion as disloyal. It certainly doesn’t seem like she mistrusts or dislikes Shiro, right? If anything, she seems positively eager to open up to him.

Which brings me to my theory about the Black Lion: I don’t think she’s fickle, or contrary, or lowkey still into her ex. I don’t think she likes Zarkon at all, or misses him, or wants him back as her Paladin.

I think she’s traumatised.

More under the cut, because sweet quiznak did this get long:

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You guys… the leak was right. Lars actually died… wow. Steven revived him with his healing powers:

And he turned pink.

Lars now also has powers like Lion’s- his hair is a room that can be entered:

This gives more insight to the origins of Lion. Lion must have just been a dead lion, Rose revived it and it turned pink and its mane became a room that could be entered and have stuff stored in it.

EDIT: By the way, Steven revived Lars with his tears, not his spit. And apparently this is different, hence why they brought an organic life form back from the dead and why his tears had no effect on Amethyst’s cracked gem because they are not for healing, they are for reviving organic life.

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Saroo Brierley made it back to Ganesh Talai on February 12, 2012.

He’d been lost for over 25 years.

All those years earlier, on the same night he stepped up onto that empty carriage, his brother Guddu died  —hit by a train not far from the platform.

Shiro is in the Astral Plane Theory

OK so I recently re-watched the Space Mall episode and then I saw this scene here

At the very end you see Zarkon dropping Shiro and there seems to be this purple energy/light coming his body. Zarkon looked as if he was trying to kill Shiro by destroying his body with his energy, but since the Black Lion interrupted, it only looked like his plan worked half way. Although, that must mean that Shiro most likely has a part of Zarkon’s energy within him and is probably tied to that plane now too. (Considering the fact that it was created by Zarkon in the first place)

But the most important part of this is that that’s not Shiro’s actual body, it’s a separate one that is tied to his original. 

So as we all know, Shiro disappeared after their fight with Zarkon

It was around this scene when he pretty much over exerted all of his energy to defeat him after putting his bayard in the slot

What we have to keep in mind is that, even while fighting, Shiro managed to pass through the astral plane as well and retrieve the bayard from Zarkon, pretty much meaning he can go through there whenever he needs to if you think about it. 

But while Zarkon was defeated, his physical body was still there (as we saw at the end of episode 13), but Shiro’s wasn’t. He completely disappeared. 

I feel like he purposefully over exerted so much energy in the end so that they could get the final blow at Zarkon, pretty much sacrificing himself. Except, he didn’t in a way, instead either he did this or it happened automatically, but his physical body was most likely transferred into the astral plane.

So not only is his manifested body there, but his physical one is too, and I think he did this in means to save himself so that he wouldn’t die during the fight, but so that they could also defeat Zarkon too. 

 Except, what I also find interesting is this scene here (this most likely isn’t true, but I was just thinking)

If Shiro is in the plane, he’s going to need someone to save him right? And I personally think that will be Lance and Keith somehow. 

Now I’m not trying to randomly insert Klance in here, because if you actually watch the scene ^^ I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not, but almost all of the stars there are white. Then there just happens to be a few random red stars and only one blue star which is what I showed in the gif. 

This probably doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I feel like those stars are a symbol/sign in some way. Keith is the red star and Lance is the blue star, possibly predicting something? 

But hear me out here as well, Shiro says this

Except, who has commanded and piloted the black lion before?

It was Keith, to save Shiro just like he’ll possibly have to do in the future. They have the strongest connection to each other, which is probably why the black lion responded to him in the first place. (Also because he’s related to Galra, so that could be why too)

Also, the black lion must be connected to the aestral plane as well considering that it used to belong to Zarkon. So I have no doubt in my mind that once Keith somehow figures out where Shiro may be, he won’t try to somehow use the lion to get to him. (He could also use his lion as well, but this is just a possibility)

Then this is where Lance comes in

They’ve already saved Shiro before in the begginning of the show, that I feel is really important. And then there’s this

I’m not sure how it will all tie together/play out, but somehow, after they’ve overcome a few obstacles I honestly think those factors will be very important. 

They already saved Shiro, they’ve validated that they make a good team, and then those two red and blue stars just happening to be side by side together like that in the aestral plane, almost like they’re trying to tell us what’s to come?

I do not think any of those facts are coincidences, but that’s just my take on things. 

Okay I saw that picture where they said Keith’s vlog was tagged as Klance on YouTube and thought nah it must be fake but then


And then I thought hey what about the lion switch video witch the Shoulder Touch ™ and



So yeah I’m pretty much crying rn because DreamWorks confirmed it

Something is up with Shiro

So i’ve seen this around a bit, but I think most off us can agree something is wrong with Shiro. In the start of episode 5 we see this “Project Kuron” and another Shiro. A clone? Or… the actual Shiro? His hair was so long too, far too long for how short a time he seemed to be away from the Paladins. I don’t think the Shiro we have right now is the one we have had since season 1. I don’t even know if the Shiro we had in season 1 is the REAL Shiro, all I know is that something is up. And the Black Lion must know it, as she did not let this Shiro pilot her, despite finding him and saving him. Hopefully season 4 will give us more answers, as well as a return of Shiro as the Black Paladin. 

Theory: Keith is actually part Altean

Ok, so this theory is a little bit…out there, but if it were true it would actually explain a lot of things. 

I think it’s possible that Keith might actually be part Altean as well as part human and part Galra.

One of the mysteries that came with Keith being revealed as part Galra is the fact that he pretty much looks like a regular human. His unusual violet eyes are the only visual clue that he is partially not of this Earth, but it’s a pretty subtle one. Hence, many people have speculated about Keith having a “Galra form.” A lot of that is people being furries, but the fact remains that Keith just doesn’t look like an alien, so it’s certainly a possibility. 

But one of the only ways that could work is if Keith has the ability to shape-shift. Which aliens do we know of who have that ability?

Way back in Season 1, Allura shocked the paladins by demonstrating the Altean ability to shape-shift, which allows her to disguise herself as a Galra soldier and sneak aboard one of their ships. The fact that Alteans can freaking shape-shift is so wild that it seems highly suspicious it hasn’t come up again. You’d think Coran would do some pretty wacky stuff with that, at least. Plus, it seems unlikely that the writers would add shape-shifting to the mythology just for that one plot point. Thus, the shape-shifting reveal kinda seems like Chekhov’s gun. In other words, it’s a setup for something much more significant to happen later on involving the Altean ability to shape-shift. 

This all ties in with another enigma concerning Keith’s origins: his mother. It seems pretty clear that Keith’s alien heritage is from her, given the general air of mystery surrounding her character and the fact that his Marmora sword belonged to her.

In Keith’s vlog, he says that maybe he is naturally untrusting because his mom left him. It’s possible that she left before he was old enough to remember her, but the way he says it kinda makes it seem like he does remember her. She is probably even less human than he is, but she if looked like a giant purple space alien, then it wouldn’t have been much of a shock to him when he found out he has Galra ancestry in Season 2. But even if Keith doesn’t remember her, she was on Earth long enough to meet Keith’s dad and have a kid with him, and giant purple space aliens aren’t exactly inconspicuous on Earth. But this wouldn’t be a problem if she had a way of looking more human.  

Allura says that the ability to shape-shift has made Alteans great explorers and diplomats, but it would make them even better spies. The mystery surrounding Keith’s mom gives me hope that she is involved in something that’s super important and badass, and intergalactic espionage could certainly fall into that category.  

This brings us to the Galaxy Garrison, an institution that lots of fans think is hella sketch and probably in league with aliens. When Hunk, Lance and Pidge are surveilling the site of Shiro’s crash-landing, Lance zooms in on a certain military officer who has just arrived.

Who the heck is she, indeed. While this moment certainly works to establish Lance’s character, it seems kinda…unnecessary? Unless this character were going to play a more significant role later on… 

not saying she’s Keith’s mom, but

There’s definitely something going on with Earth. The Galra were hanging out near Kerberos, so they definitely know that Earth exists. Why haven’t they colonized it? Not only that, but the Blue Lion was on Earth: it must have ended up there sometime after Alfor disbanded Voltron, and considering those mysterious cave drawings, it’s probably been there for a really long time. What’s with all this Ancient Aliens stuff? Why don’t most people on Earth know that aliens exist, given that aliens have known about THEM for thousands of years?  

The topic of the Blue Lion brings up another mystery about Keith: How the heck did he manage to sense its presence all the way out in the desert when he didn’t even end up being its paladin?

None of the other paladins have demonstrated that kind of connection to a lion they don’t fly. But someone else has.

In the very same episode, we see Haggar reaching out and sensing the Blue Lion, much like what she helped Zarkon do with the Black Lion in Season 2. But Zarkon has a connection to the Black Lion because he used to be its paladin, while Haggar has never been a paladin. But she is Altean. 

One last thing: at SDCC this year, Lauren and Joaquim gave this interview, in which they said that Keith was originally going to have white hair and fangs. That doesn’t sound much like most of the Galra we’ve seen, but it does sound an awful lot like a certain half-Galra prince.

I think it’s pretty clear that Lotor’s mother is Haggar, which makes him half-Altean. The other people with white hair on this show are Allura and her family, alll of whom are Altean, and Shiro, who was experimented on by an Altean. It’s maybe worth noting too that the people in Allura’s family have white hair with a bluish tint, while Haggar’s and Lotor’s hair and Shiro’s floof are stark white and all seem to be related to experiments involving quintessence. Additionally, right after Allura finds out that Haggar is Altean, Haggar strikes her with a bolt of magic and Allura discovers that she has some sort of mysterious magic-bolt powers of her own.

It seems like contact with quintessence magic awakens latent magical abilities, or maybe just magnifies existing ones, since Allura has other magical powers. In the same episode as Allura’s shape-shifting reveal, a druid’s magic leaves purple splotches on Keith’s skin, and then he gets a container full of pure quintessence splashed all over him. Afterwards, he notices that the quintessence got rid of the purple marks.

Maybe what’s keeping him looking human has something to do with quintessence itself.

To recap: Given Keith’s very human appearance, the situation regarding his mother, and his ability to sense the Blue Lion, I think it’s possible that Keith is part Altean, or perhaps his human appearance is due to something involving quintessence. 

thenorthernphoenix  asked:

Do you think it's possible that Matt could pilot the Green Lion? And do you think it'll happen in the show or will Pidge always be the Green Lion's pilot?

I mean, I’m not sure about that, but, I will say, interestingly enough: Matt being Pidge’s copilot…

That extra chair and console? Presumably generated by Green.

Green was like. so excited about Matt, that she pulled up a chair and cooperated with him immediately.

So if nothing else she certainly seems fond of him?