First Words of Voltron Characters

Shiro: You guys get a little more excited about ice samples than I do.

Matt: Amazing!

Sam: Easy son.

Lance: Galaxy Garrison flight log 5-11-14, begin descent to Keberos for rescue mission.

Pidge: We’ve picked up a distress beacon!

Hunk: Lance, can you keep this thing straight?

Keith: Shiro?

Allura: Father!

Coran: Enemy combatants!

Zarkon: Take them back to the main fleet for interrogation.

Haggar: The blue lion has returned.

anonymous asked:

Hello! Just wondering but what do you think is going to happen in terms of the sheith relationship from the season 2 end point. I mean, you have have extensively talked about how they support each other and their chemistry but surely shiro's absence will not only leave Keith without a comfort source but will potentially leave tension between them. What do you think?

Hi!! Well to be honest, I think a lot of how Keith reacts in the future will be grounded in the past. Losing Shiro now will definitely be used to parallel what happened in the aftermath of Keberos. So I have a feeling that season 3 will start off with Keith’s initial reaction to everything being mirrored by flashbacks. This will also help further develop both characters and fill in gaps like how Shiro changed Keith’s life, what he really did after the garrison, ect. 

But, with what we know up to this point, here’s some stuff about Keith’s background we can infer: Given our timetable of when Keith is kicked out–after the Kerberos mission failure news airs, but before Pidge enlists–it’s pretty heavily implied Keith left because of Shiro. He leaves almost immediately after Shiro disappears, and Joaquim has said that “[Keith] latches onto Shiro at times because Shiro’s sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” The garrison covering everything up, pinning all the blame on Shiro and being unwilling to send another ship to check things out–even to just retrieve the bodies–I can see how that would make Keith blow up. 

And from there, we know Keith went off in this self-imposed exile into the desert. He doesn’t just distance himself from people–he doesn’t interact with a single human for a year, instead following his instincts. Following the trail of the blue lion, throwing his everything into chasing after ghosts. Shiro’s shocked when he sees the conspiracy theory board, so we can guess that this maybe wasn’t something Keith was always into. But he was willing to get fully immersed in something entirely unconventional because he felt like he finally had a purpose again. There was a light in the dark, and he chased it. About his time in the desert and Shiro’s return, Keith says “After getting booted from the garrison, I was kind of lost, and found myself drawn out to this place. It’s like something…some energy, was telling me to search. Shiro asks what it was he’s been searching for. So, Keith talks about all these signs pointing to “some arrival last night.” His voice goes soft as he looks meaningfully back at Shiro and says:

“Then you showed up.”

So, what does that tell us about Keith? 

  • He needs a sense of purpose. The garrison gave him a goal, a point of focus, and he was damn good at what he did. Top cadet of his class, the best fighter pilot when that career track is already the most competitive. After losing Shiro and leaving the garrison, Keith had nothing to fall back on. He chases after this one feeling on a whim because he’s lost, he has nothing else; it feels like his only hope, and he really wants it to actually lead him to something. He follows it because he can’t just sit by and do nothing 
  • In this context, telling Keith to lead Voltron was probably the best parting gift Shiro could give. It ensures that Keith has a personal mission to keep him going, something to work towards and force him to carry on. He has to stay with the team because now he leads the team; he has to stay strong for all their sakes. And he won’t feel like he has nothing, like he just has to run away into the desert again
  • He might be more withdrawn but, with the responsibility of black lion, he knows he can’t just up and leave the team. Again, this prevents him from detaching himself from people completely. It means he won’t have to go through losing Shiro alone again, and he’ll have other people to lean on and help him through it. This time he has friends, people he can trust and start to open up to. That’s really good for him 

And I mean, we’ve already seen how important staying with the team is for Keith

but, conversely, he’s already left the team once already (because he was afraid he was a danger to everyone). So we know that Keith is very much someone who believes in the “greater good” and sacrificing selfish, personal desires for the sake of others. If he feels like the universe needs him to stay with the team, then we certainly have reason to believe he will. 

However, there is one thing Keith consistently values over the “greater good”:

  • In the end of season 1, he says they can’t go and save Allura, because it’s too dangerous and would put everyone at risk. About ten minutes later though, he breaks from formation and runs off on his own because Shiro’s in trouble. This despite the fact that he doesn’t have a plan and, again, it puts the rest of his team in danger

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I saw that post about the Paladins and using social media while in space and it made me think of these things(I hope you don’t mind):

  • They find a planet of Moth People. Lance posts a 2 minute video of Shiro dragging Keith back to his lion. #SwearingBroganes
  • The Selfie Olympics: Space Edition
  • The Paladins get offers to cameo in the next Star Wars film when they return to Earth and there is much screaming
  • Shiro having to keep his helmet by his side during Q&A YouTube videos because occasionally things that happened at the Garrison after his “death” are mentioned and he needs something soundproof to scream in(‘WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY MADE A FLIGHT SIMULATION OF YOU GOING ON A KEBEROS RESCUE MISSION AND RETRIEVING MY DEAD BODY?’ ‘I refused to do it and punched Iverson when he tried to force me and that is how I got expelled’ ‘YOU GOT EXPELLED?’).
  • #peanutbutter4pidge is trending, as is the google search “how to send gifts to space”
  • A GoFundMe is made to fund all the legal counsel for the parents of the Paladins/families that were lied to by the Garrison
  • Colleen Holt and the other moms making plushies, shirts, and other memorabilia of the Paladins and aliens featured in the streams
  • When Keith is outed as having Galra blood multiple videos of Lance, Hunk, and Pidge doing things like leaving out boxes, playing with a laser pointer, and trying to catch Keith blep are a main topic
  • Slav making educational science videos that are easier to understand than the way science is taught in school
  • Keith: *points knife at random alien* Had It Not Been For the Laws of This Land, I Would Have Slaughtered You.
  • “Meet the Lions” A Documentary by Lance, Hunk, and Allura
  • “Be sure to like and subscribe because once we react 100,000 followers we cut off Keith’s mullet” “I am going to strangle you”
  • “So Shiro disappeared again and we thought it would be appropriate to make a counter that keeps track of how many days he’s gone this time.”

anonymous asked:

Sinde the guide book says Pidge was 14 when the Keberos mission failed and they found Shiro one year later, I think we can assume that the ages (15,17,18, 25) are all for the beginning of the show. They may all be older now, they also may not. It's hard to tell how much time passed since then. So I guess sticking to the ages we have would be the most accurate. I always thought Lance was older than Keith though! :D

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH OH MY GOD bless the guidebook there is so much important information in there– 

Ok so Pidge was 14 when the Kerberos mission failed. One year later and she’s 15. 

Lance, who is now 17, enrolled into the Garrison with 16. The Garrison, who already put 16 years olds into fighter pilot classes. SKETCHYYYY. If we assume that right now they have the ages in the guide book, this is what we can gather from it:

When we first saw Lance, he said “Galaxy Garrison flight log 5-11-14. Begin descent to Kerberos for rescue mission” in the simulator. Depending on whether he used the American mm/dd/yy or the universal dd/mm/yy they have spent a different amount of time in space. Later in Keith’s shack we see that his calendar says it’s the 2nd:

So he probably forgot to take off a few papers :P Following that logic, it’s either the 5th of November or the 11th of May. Out of these, I think it’s much more likely that it’s the 11th of May - Hunk’s birthday is January 13th so if it was November and he’s still 17 then they could have only been in space for little over two months.

Which. No. Keith spent 2 days in the BOM trial which seemed like maybe 3 hours to me. Allura had a recovery period after the Balmera in which the motion comics took place. There was the separation time after the wormhole incident. There was the time they needed to build the teludav for the attack against Zarkon. They have also gotten a lot better with their bayards and all.

So I think they rescued Shiro on May 11th. This would mean that at that time Lance hasn’t had his birthday yet (and neither had Keith). Now they are 17 and 18 though, so now it’s November-December-ish. 

That would mean that the paladins have been in space for 7-8 months now!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

You know how Sheith shippers always talk about pre-Keberos Sheith...? What about pre-Keberos Shance? Lance covering his desperation to get to Shiro as hero worship because Hunk and Pidge have no idea what happened between them, seeing Keith perhaps as a LOVE rival, Shiro not giving any hints that he remembers what happened between them and it KILLING Lance inside... Just think about the potential!

i love Pre-Kerberos shance there are a ton of possibilities.  

Poor Lance though, secret glances at shiro just hoping that he remembers him. Shiro knowing this and not saying anything because hes worried about what the the team would react. He knows they would be fine with him and Lance but it doesn’t stop the ideas of the team and Lances rejection from being there. 

Shiro being unsure of whether lance would want him back after all the things hes done and the things that happened with the Galra. He doesn’t want Lance to worry about him and tries to avoids the relationship but ends up worrying lance even more by doing so and making Lance think that Shiro didn’t love him as much as he thought he did.

Keith trying his best to get them back together knowing that both of them being together is the best thing for them and would help save shiro and lance from themselves. 

Keith chatting with Lance and Lance telling him that he will always be waiting for Shiro and that he would wait forever for him to come back to him, he doesnt care what Shiro has done or that hes changed he loves him for who he is and he would do anything to help him. Keith would relay this back to shiro and he would end up crying.

anonymous asked:

Lance having a pre-keberos relationship with Shiro that no one knows about. Lance breaking down with him disappearing a 2nd time at the end of S2. Keith giving him shit for it because 'hero worship' and 'You don't even know him!'. Lance flying off the rails at Keith in return, letting everything just come out unbidden and shocking the entire crew. Just all the angst...

Holy cow can someone please make this a fic because I would read the fuck outta this. ALL THE ANGST!