Here’s something fishy: Keith, who’s half galra half human, looks completely human aside from his eye colour, but Lotor, who’s half galra half altean, looks like a mix of galra and altean
I made a thing with the differences if you want a better comparison
Edit: Lotor’s irises are actually blue, which is an altean trait
So, provided that alteans’ and humans’ DNA are as similar as their appearances (read my theory about that here) and based off Lotor’s appearance, Keith should look similar to Lotor, only with human ears and his black mullet, but he looks completely human
However, we have seen Keith with purple skin before
His skin turns purple when hit by a druid’s attack, and turns back when doused in quintessence.
It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to assume that druid attacks work by sucking the quintessence out of you considering 1) Haggar’s planet-killing weapon is explicitly stated to do so 2) the quintessence Keith’s hand is doused in would restore what the attack took 3) you’d probably die if you lost all your quintessence
This means that having the quintessence sucked out of Keith reveals the purple skin underneath - which isn’t remotely close to what happened to Shiro and Thace when they were hit by druid attacks
They both get purple glowing wounds (side note: this looks similar to the druid’s purple ‘fuel’ quintessence, but that’s a theory for another time)
Lotor has purple skin. Keith has purple skin that’s revealed when attacked by a quintessence-sucking druid attack
There is a form of quintessence hiding Keith’s ‘true’ half human half galra appearance and making him look human instead
So far only alteans and druids have been shown to use magic, which is likely based around manipulating quintessence, so Keith’s mom could likely be a druid that hid his appearance so that he could live on Earth. By extension, Keith could have inherited these powers. On the other hand, there could be rogue druids in the blade of marmora that helped. Either way, a druid was likely to have changed Keith’s appearance
Bonus edit of what Keith might look like based on Lotor’s appearance:
(kinda boring compared to fan designed galra keiths tbh)
so i was writing earlier and my topic got me to thinking: phil’s mom reminds me of molly weasley from harry potter. all you potterheads listen up and hear my analogy out. i feel like she’s the kind of mom that will welcome dan in at any point in time and is more of a mother to him than his own mother. just like think of her as molly weasley i can literally visualize that and i love it bless phil’s mom
The eldest of the bunch. It cannot be denied he is Sherlock’s son and although he has the intelligence of a Holmes, his compassion and understanding undoubtedly makes him Molly’s. He finds love in anything space related and has a passion for piano. He is protective of his sister and his brother is his best friend. All in all he is the most likable, if not lovable, of the Holmes children.
William Victor Holmes (age 17)
The middle child of the Holmes children. His sweet and innocent face is a perfect mask for his wild and adventuress self. He loves puzzles and pranks. And like his father he also has a love for “the game”. He will do anything for his family yet he isn’t always desirable. He is in short a jokester with all the charm and wit of a Holmes man.
Elizabeth Louise Holmes (age 13)
The baby of the group. She’s sweet and loving like her mother but stubborn like her father. She knows she’s daddy’s little princess but she isn’t the typical girly girl. Though that never stops her from having her way when it comes to her father and brothers. Her goal is to become the world’s very best consulting detective.
'Ooooh, Molly! The boy sitting over there is really cute- for you, I mean. I hear he's your age AND a business major! Not to mention on a full scholarship and single! You should fix your lipstick and go flirt w-'
After the Department of Mysteries Battle, most of the children were healed of their scrapes and bruises quickly, but Ron and Hermione were not so simply recovered. An exhausted Molly Weasley is a constant presence between the two teenagers. Suddenly, she hears Hermione stirring uncomfortably.
Molly: Hush now love, let me call for Madame Pomfrey
Molly: That’s right my dear. You aren’t alone. Just rest now. You will feel better soon.
Molly: Rest now, my love. Dream. I won’t let anything happen to you.
((ooc: Big thank you to the amazing @gentlect for allowing me to use a few of her gifs. She is my perfect Molly. Also I’d thank her for being so overwhelmingly supportive of a post she hadn’t seen yet, especially as she doesn’t actually know me.))