OF course in the beginning Lotor wants Allura. Comments about her beauty quickly find their way to Lotor’s ears and he is more than eager to get his hands on the princess. However in a twist of fate; he stumbles upon Lance first. Both of them crash into another during a mission and Lotor is immediately entranced by the paladin’s nature.
However he doesn’t realize his desires have changed until he meets the princess. Her response to the same statement he made to Lance irks him. It’s the same drivel he’s heard from every rebel and it’s..boring. Lance’s response however was fresh, challenging, and amusing all at once, and Lotor desires that more than any natural beauty that Allura exhibits.