For one thing, there’s just too many shady circumstances surrounding his escape from the Galra ship: it was too easy, the Galra scientist seemed to treat him escaping as a part of his evil plan, and we get no explanation as to how he got there in the first place. I really, sincerely don’t think that Black would have teleported him straight into the hands of the Galra– despite Keith’s theory, Shiro had freed Black by the end of the fight, so Zarkon wouldn’t have been able to force Black to send Shiro into captivity again. Also, no one else in the Galra empire seems to know that they have the Black Paladin in captivity. Lotor spends the whole season guessing at why Voltron is sucking so hard, and if the Galra really had Shiro, he would have known why immediately.
Another problem is this weirdo’s hair was too long at the beginning of his episode– much too long give the amount of time that passed between the fight with Zarkon and his waking up on the ship (which was likely like. two weeks at most). The timeline doesn’t match up. And where’s the Black Paladin suit Shiro had been wearing when he disappeared? This new guy is in the exact same outfit Shiro was in when he escaped the Galra for the first time.
There’s just something… off about this guy’s behavior. He looks like Shiro and talks like Shiro, but he doesn’t feel like Shiro.
So, Real Shiro’s probably off somewhere else (my money’s on somewhere close to the resistance / Matt). But, then, who the hell is Mr. Fashion Disaster?
A few smart people have managed to work out that “kuron” translates to “clone” in Japanese. So, what this is getting at is that it’s very likely that the Galra had a plan to make Shiro clones. Which definitely explains:
Was the plan to make an army? Was it to make a team of elite Shiro fighters (maybe… a bunch of Shiros to fly the Voltron lions……?)? I have no idea lmao. But what I’m thinking is that whatever the original plan was, it fell through, because Ulaz managed to get Real Shiro out before the cloning technique could be perfected. So, the Galra were left with a bunch of clones that were either too weak to survive or just wouldn’t wake up or were otherwise “unusable.”
But then, Subject Y0XT39 passes their tests.
So, they change the objective of the project (either to ‘infiltrate Voltron’ or something else equally as evil) and get to work on this clone. And then, they release him out into the world. That ‘escape’? Was a test to see if he thought and fought like the real Shiro. They wanted to make sure their experiment was successful.
The main question, then, is: how does Clone Shiro have all of Real Shiro’s recent memories, including the very recent fight against Zarkon?
Okay so I don’t know about you guys but I made so much fun of Shiro’s hair in the first season. Why did the Galra give him an undercut? Do their prisoners have to be pretty? Was Haggar like “I can’t look at this dude every day unless his hair is properly trimmed”? But… uh……
You shave people’s heads when you’re going to do brain surgery on them.
What caught Haggar’s attention when it came to Shiro wasn’t just his fighting prowess– it was his mind. His ability to strategize and bring others together and inspire loyalty. The clones have to have Shiro’s memories, his experience, to be effective.
So, Real Shiro’s brain transplant has been broadcasting Shiro’s memories to Clone Shiro. Clone Shiro has been asleep for a while until he’s ‘caught up’ on everything (which takes a while, hence the long hair), and wakes up on the Galra ship he was made in with all of Real Shiro’s memories, hence the “weird headache.” His brain was justpacked with tons of information.
Meanwhile, the fight against Zarkon likely shorted out Real Shiro’s brain transplant, which means that the latest memory Clone Shiro has access to is that fight. This explains why Clone Shiro doesn’t have memories from whatever Real Shiro’s off doing right now (again, I figure he’s probably going to run into the resistance and/or Matt soon). Clone Shiro thinks he just… ended up on a Galra ship somehow after the fight with Zarkon and that he has to get back to his team. So, he does. The Black Lion saves him because he feels like Shiro and, as he’s dying, connects with her through Real Shiro’s memories. But, once they get to him, something’s slightly off about him. Black is able to recognize this and rejects him as a pilot.
Clone Shiro, for his part, doesn’t even seem to know he’s a clone. Because he hasn’t been fully “activated” yet.
Because the new Stage 3 of Operation Kuron is probably to get him close to Voltron before destroying it from the inside.
my chem teacher is really fucking weird but it was the first day today and he was getting into some deep shit while explaining chemistry he was like “how was the universe made? why are we even here at all?” then in the same breath he was like, “why can’t i eat soap? i mean, it looks so good, i wanna eat it,” like big mood i guess
The first time I visited Earth, it was unsanctioned. I’d heard the legends of a man with a ‘pure soul’. A gentle man who had the power to soothe troubled minds and twisted hearts with naught but his words and his smile.
I hoped he was true. I needed him to be true.
I landed my craft in a wooded area, outside the border of his hometown. I wore a hood to hide my appearance and went out searching. Why the hood you ask? Back in those days, human violence against other species was, not exactly commonplace, but common enough to be worried.
I figured that if such a man were true, people would be drawn to him and his calming nature. All I had to do was keep walking until I found them. However, I found no such crowds, and so instead, had to follow every human I came across, waiting for a sign they were him. No luck.
While I was following one human, I was suddenly accosted by another. A large fellow had noticed me and asked, in a rather loud manner, why I was stalking people. He grabbed me, and before I could react, he lowered my hood. After a moment’s shock, Disgust and Anger shined in his eyes, but luckily, the initial shock at my appearance, meant his grip had loosened. I ran away, knocking him over in the process. As I ran, I pulled my hood back up. I didn’t stop running until I was sure I had lost any and all pursuers.
As I rested to catch my breath, I noticed that I had found myself in a small neighbourhood. I believe many would’ve described it as ‘quaint’. I was ready to return to my craft and lost hope that this man even existed. As I started to move, I almost knocked into someone, an older gentlemen with an air of content about him. While attempting to avoid him, I tripped and my hood fell. With horror I realised that if the man wanted to hurt me, I was in no position to stop him.
He simply turned to me, held out his hand and said, “Hello there. I’ve not seen you around the neighbourhood before. I’m Fred Rogers. Let me help you up.”
tbt that first time steve taught tony how to fight and he coldn’t help his thirsty ass from commenting on how surprisingly built tony was for a desk jockey and tony was like lmao yeah i play a lot of tennis
HE JOINS KINGSMAN THIS BIG TOUGH SPY AGENCY AND PICKS A TINY LAPDOG AND NAMES IT MR PICKLE WHAT THE FUCK
“International intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion” UNLESS SOMEONE CALLS EGGSY A RENTBOY AND THEN I WILL BEAT UP A GROUP OF MEN IN A BAR AND NOT WIPE THEIR MEMORIES SO THEY DON’T DO IT AGAIN
“Galahad, late again sir.” “Galahad, the others were beginning to wonder if we were going to have a double toast.” HE IS ALWAYS LATE?? WHY HARRY
“Manners maketh man” MORE LIKE ‘DON’T BE FUCKING RUDE’
1937 Chateaux D’Yquim and Twinkies for pudding YOU SNARKY SHIT
NO SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK WITH THE FITTING ROOM TWO COMMENT IT WAS 100% NOT NECESSARY AND HE’S SO SERIOUS AS HE SAYS IT AND EGGSY LAUGHS AND THEY BOTH LOOK AT THE TAILOR WHAT ThE FuCK HARRY
LETS TAKE AN ENTIRE MOMENT TO ????? OVER THE FACT THAT HARRY STUFFED HIS DOG AND KEEPS IT IN HIS BATHROOM
AND LETS TAKE ANOTHER TO ?????? OVER ALL THE FUCKING BUTTERFLIES WHY SO MANY HARRY WHY WAS IT NOT ADDRESSED WHY WAS EGGSY SO CHILL ABOUT IT HAS HE BEEN OVER BEFORE OR DOES HARRY JUST HAVE STASHES OF BUTTERFLIES PLACES OR
HARRY WHAT THE FUCKING HELL HART
I NEED MORE HARRY WHAT THE FUCK WITH THIS GUY WHO IS HE
I had a thought a while ago and suddenly decided I couldn’t stomach the thought of Scrooge attending his nephews’ funerals. So I thought, why couldn’t he outlive them all? After all, he’s a hundred and fifty years old when he meets the triplet for the first time - he’s still young! But he can’t die alone, so obviously his first (and youngest) companion would be by his side, the only survivor from the original six, and of an old age herself. Then… well…. this happened.
Of course, Scrooge buried his nephews on the Manor’s land.
so since kevin called jughead “mr. weird, i’m a weirdo” we can assume that betty told him all about that conversation…. so she either had the option of mocking jughead or re-enacting those lines seriously and idk i just really want to see this conversation