matt thinks

Okay but Lotor meeting the paladins

  • He walks into the castleship like he’s the shit.
  • He passes out.
  • The guy is tired, stressed, and probably a bit shaken from the shit that has gone down the past few days (weeks?)
  • Shiro: Put him in the cryopod!
  • Everybody is like WTF WHY. Plot twist: they find out Shiro’s a clone.
  • “He’s could be a potential ally. Lotor can’t help us if he’s dead…”
  • They’re reluctant to do it, but they help the poor guy out anyways. So they put him in the pod.
  • Now all of them are bickering and talking shit about Lotor.
  • Wtf is up with this guy? Why would he help us? Oooh his shoulders look a little funky.
  • Lotor’s not fully asleep yet and can hear the Paladins
  • Damn why tf can’t he cut his hair? It looks nice tho. Legolas looking bitch. Purple legolas.
  • Lotor’s eyes begin twitching in annoyance.
  • He kinda reminds me of zuko…Hell no man. This bitch is azula. I thought we said he was Legolas?
  • “WOULD YOU ALL SHUT THE HELL UP.”
  • The Paladins see a very angry Lotor about ready to bust their asses.
  • “IF THIS IS WHAT IM SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING WITH, YOU MIGHT AS WELL SERVE MY HEAD ON A PLATE AND GIVE IT TO ZARKON.”
  • Paladins: Okay.
Reblog if you agree it's possible to be a big fan of someone without wanting a romantic or sexual relationship with them
  • (somewhere in a space rebel base idk)
  • Lance over the comms: Pidge come quick! We found your brother!!
  • Matt: ...... what the fuck's a pidge
I just... I just wanna talk about Matt Holt for a second.

This kid has been to hell and back. On his first mission into space ever he, along with his father and captain, gets abducted and basically tortured by a homicidal alien race. This boy has never left earth. Up until this point he didn’t even know that there was life outside of earth! So, he’s gotta come to terms with all that, and also with the fact that he is now a prisoner who will probably spend the rest of his now very short life at the mercy of these killers.

Then, he gets separated from his father and Shiro. Shiro saves his life and then he’s gone. His father is sent away and this kid is alone. Like really, truly alone. And from what we learn about him, he seems like a pretty independent, self-assured individual. But he’s got two parents, he’s got a little sister whom he’s really close to, I’m sure he had some close friends too. I don’t think Matt Holt has ever really been alone in his life. But then, suddenly, he is. 

But this kid, man. This kid makes it. He is resilient. Through a series of events, he is freed from his captors. And what does he do? He doesn’t run away, he doesn’t try to go back to earth. He doesn’t break down and let his experience overtake him. He joins a resistance group and fights. Not only does he fight, but he becomes a ranking officer! Like, he doesn’t know any of these aliens from a hole in the wall and they don’t know him. He owes them nothing. But somehow, he feels a duty to stand with them against the ones who took him away from everything he ever knew and everything he ever loved. 

So, he fought and he resisted and made some dangerous enemies. So dangerous, in fact, that it would seem he had to fake his own death and go off-grid so that he wouldn’t be found. Now, this kid is on an unknown planet scouring through transmissions that he can’t really understand hoping to find even hints of clues to defeat the enemy. He is alone once again, in every sense of the word.

This kid should be hard as stone at this point. But when the audience finally gets their first look at him. He’s happy. He’s cheerful. He praises his sister, he flirts with Allura, and he even makes a food pun!

You have a kid who’s been to hell and back. A kid who’s got literal scars from his demons. A kid who, out of all the characters, except maybe Shiro, has had the most traumatic experiences. And yet, he’s still so… bright. He still smiles, and laughs and jokes and appreciates things like how smart his sister is or how pretty a girl is. And I think that’s just pretty fucking amazing.