“The Leader That You’ve Become”: Allura and the Blue Lion
Alternatively Titled: Dreamworks Let This Poor Girl Have Fun For Once In Her God Damn Life
I already wrote a long ass meta about putting Lance in the Black Lion and talked about Allura in it, but fuck it. I have free time (ie homework I don’t want to do) so let’s write another one about just Allura. This is gonna be long so like, in summary, my argument is that I think that: 1. Allura’s personality and quintessence match the Blue Lion pretty well, and 2. Putting Allura in the Blue Lion might allow for the most interesting character growth.
But yeah okay let’s go:
So I’ll be the first to say that Black Paladin Allura would make me shit myself in pure joy. And scenes like the above definitely point in that direction. Coran says it himself, Allura’s a leader. She’s been running this universe saving thing since day one. Sure, Shiro leads the team, but he’s Allura’s second in command. She’s the one who owns the lions, chooses the missions, makes everyone train, builds alliances, gets the team to safety, organizes resistance efforts, and operates the castle. Shiro might be the head of Voltron, but Allura is and always has been Voltron’s leader.
Okay, let’s put her in Black then!
But… would that really be the best move, story-wise?