We’ve got Liam, doing R&B vibes and the chain. We’ve got Niall, giving me the real acoustic, heartfelt singer-songwriter vibe. We’ve got Harry, giving us a rocker from Mars in silk pantaloons. We’ve got Zayn, doing just the sexiest stuff ever. And we’ve got Louis doing dance music. When they come back after this hiatus it’s gonna be hot mess.
UPDATED FOR SEASON 3 - Spellchecked - Last update before Season 4
Thank you all for your overwhelming support. I plan on updating this guide for every season, so stay tuned! For a more indepth guide to season 3, check out @butteredonions post here!
Season 4 update will be within 1 week of premier
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With the increase of alien characters in season 3, we are getting away from this being purely the Altean language. Unfortunately, there’s no real way of knowing what is and isn’t considered “altean”, so I’m just going to continue to use “Altean Language” as the tag.
Units of time (Confirmed with Official Guidebook!)
Quintant = 1 day
Deca-Phoeb = 1 year
Phoeb = 1 month
Dobosh = minute
Varga = hour
Tick = a tad longer than a second
movement = week
@saiikavon has pointed out that in S2E8, the Blades of Marmora base would be closed for 2 quintants. When they mention that 10 Vargas have passed, Lance correctly estimates another 30 Vargas until the base is open again. From this it can be assumed that 2 Quintants = 40 Vargas or 1 Quintant = 20 Vargas.
Planets/regions and Inhabitants
Olkarion, home of the Olkari
Arus, home of the Arusians
Taujeer, home of the Taujeerians
Daibazaal, home of the Galra (destroyed)
Altea, home of the Alteans (destroyed)
Puig, home of the Puigian
Unnamed planet, home of the cubserions
Valurian Quadrant, home of the Tando people
Kythra, has desert tribes
Ulippa system, contains ice worms
Thayserix (planet), unknown if inhabited
Unilu, homeland unknown
Stick out like a choferiaks nose
blown straight to Wozblay
faster than an angry klanmüirl
Jump like a spritely clovenheifer
mad as a wet chüper
linked at the ears like a pack of yalmor
crack a squizzle on the balmera (I.E. break a leg)
puffed up like a Trufalian meringue
hold your gazurgas (I.E. hold your horses)
and I’m the phloban of Gargalaz (I.E. I’m the king of France)
what, in the name of King Groggery the infirm, is going on?
Nunvill - a purple beverage that purportedly tastes like hotdog water and feet. Other commentary includes “the nectar of the gods”, “makes a wonderful hair tonic”, and “settles the stomach and brightens your smile”
Quiznak - a swear word, similar in use to Fuck, crap, or hell (ie: “Oh quiznak” or “What the quiznak”)
Quintessence - a type of energy. Context from the world indicates that it is likely some form of Life/spirit energy [EDIT] It’s a real word! According to dictionary.com :
noun1.the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.2.the most perfect embodiment of something.3.(in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element,ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies,the others being air, fire, earth, and water. Thanks @nickelpenn for the info!
Weblum - a giant space worm that eats dead planets, repurposing the material into “the building blocks of new solar systems”. They produce the scaultrite mineral, used for Altean Teludav lenses.
Sloven-de-hoe - literally the altean word for “gone”
Duflax - an altean creature with a beak and webbed feet.
Xznly Squiwl - an altean creature with a white body and 4 limbs
bogwaggle cape - a type of cape that Coran claims he trained to sing his theme song when he walked in a room
Hoktril - a devicefrom the alternate reality that is embedded in the back of the subjects head, eliminating their “will”. Basically turns them into mind controlled puppets
Skort pantaloons - a breathable trouser worn by the Tando people. Worn by the aliens who rescued Matt.
Klygarg - a computer used to record logs. Used by Vakala and his partner
Guns of Gamara - a resistance group in the alternate reality.
Other useful info
The paladins left earth on a monday (S1E2)
Cryopod, cryo replenishers, and sleep pods have all been used to describe the same unit
The black lion is largest, the yellow/blue lions next largest, and the red/green ones the smallest. So Lance and Hunks lions would be described as about the same size
The swords the blades of Mamora use are made of Luxite, which is rare
Coran accompanied his Grandfather while the castle of lions was being built, potentially putting his age in the 600s (not counting the 10k year cryo-sleep)
He/him pronouns are used for Pidge until S1E6, and She/her pronouns from S1E6 onwards
Coran’s full name is Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythe
Haggar’s altean name is Honerva
On Altea, the color pink is used to honor fallen warriors
The mice are Platt (largest), Chulatt (blue fur/eyes), Plachu (Blue fur, red eyes), and Chuchule (pink fur)
The Holt family dog was originally named Gunther, later changed to Bae Bae (in honor of the studio’s late pet)
Hunk - January 13th
Shiro - Febuary 29th (leap day)
Pidge - April 3rd
Lance - July 28th
Keith - October 23rd
Unknown as of 9/25/17
Unknown as of 9/25/17
Black - Zarkon of Daibazaal
Yellow - Gyrga from Rygnirath
Green - Trigel of the Dalterion Belt
Blue - Blaytz from Nalquod
Red - Alfor of Altea
Zethrid - big, with the fluffy ears
Narti - the blind lizard woman
Ezor - the bubbly, giggly one
Acxa - Weblum galra (spelling confirmed on official voltron page)
Kova - the space cat, assuming the one with Narti is the same as the one Haggar used to have
So sorry for the lack of posts this and last week, school started again and it just sucks out all of my energy and motivation.
Also I didn’t have room for all 14 songs so Johnny boy and Taxi Cab isn’t on here. And I also know that the circles aren’t perfectly lined up, but I just wanted to draw something fairly simple and quick
Edit: since this is getting a ton of notes (ty!) I just want to remind ppl to not repost this anywhere without my permission!
A list of places, objects, phrases, and new characters introduced in Season Three. All spelling is from the subtitles. Might be missing one or two. Good luck, content creators!
Puig – saved by Lance and Hunk in s3ep1, attacked again later by the Galra General Ladies. Call themselves the Puigians. Ulippa System – Throk is transferred out here. The planet/system has ice worms. Va’Kar quadrant – the Paladins set a course to this place during their search for Lotor and the comet. Planet Kythra – a tribal desert people, featuring the same large feathered ears as the aliens who rescued Matt. Pronounced “keeth-ra”. Tando people – live in the Valurian quadrant, and wear flappy loose pants. Paglium quadrant – the yellow and blue lions were spotted here between season two and three. Planet Thayserix – planet made of dense gases with unusual magnetic poles that cancel the sensors. Atmosphere has areas full of Red Syntian Nitrate, which is a highly combustible gas that goes BOOM when you shoot through it with “amplified emissions of light.” (In summary: lasers bad. Ice guns okay.) Daibazaal - original home of the Galra. The comet that Voltron was made from crashed here. Rygnirath - home of the original Yellow Paladin, Gyrgan the Dalterion Belt - home of the original Green Paladin, Trigel Nalquod - home of the original Blue Paladin, Blaytz
Terms and Objects
Red Syntian Nitrate – a highly combustible gas found in parts of Thayserix’s atmosphere. See above. Skort pantaloons – flappy loose pants traditionally worn by the Tando people. Bogwaggle-cape – can be trained to sing theme songs. Coran had one back in the day. Nanothermite titanium-boron – the bomb that broke Matt out of galra prison Tel-Galax exploration shuttle – one of King Alfor’s deep space vessels. The team come upon it half-suspended between realities. Note: This ship in particular is Commodore Trayling’s ship. Non-cogs – a term used by trans-reality Alteans that refers to people controlled by the hokril. Hokril – a device that plugs directly into one’s brain via the back of the skull. This device saps the fighting force from a person – from “enemies”. Used by the trans-reality Alteans to bring “peace”. Klygarg – a computer or database of some sort. Transmissions can be logged on this device, which needs a password to activate.
Note: the comet that Voltron was made from, as well as Lotor’s new battle-ship, is never specified by name. The ship (and Voltron) are said to be made from the “ore” produced by the comet – but the comet itself currently has no specified name.
By King Groggery the Infirm! – used by Coran as an exclamation. Fun fact: King Groggery the Infirm is also on the Altean currency that Coran tries to bribe the mall-directory!Unilu with in Space Mall (Season 2.7). By the ancients – another one of Coran’s exclamations. Hold your gazurgas, everyone! – thank you, Coran. And I’m the Phoblan of Gargalax – Shiro’s taller captor uses this as a sarcastic statement of disbelief, similar to “sure, and I’m the King of France.” By willow! – Gyrgan exclaims this at least twice.
Guns of Gamara – really, Sven?
Lotor’s Generals Ezor – awesome. ‘ribbon-hair’ Galra Narti – blind with a kitty. Also has tail. Zethrid – big fluffy ears. Always down to fight. Acxa – the Galra Keith met in the weblum. Note: the subtitles spell her name differently almost every time.
Original Paladins Zarkon, from planet Daibazaal – original Black Paladin King Alfor, from planet Altea – original Red Paladin Gyrgan, from Rygnirath – original Yellow Paladin Trigel, from the Dalterion Belt – original Green Paladin Blaytz, from Nalquod – original Blue Paladin
Miscellaneous Commander Throk – attempts to undermine Lotor Commander Trayling - was in charge of the exploration shuttle the Paladins discover. Sven – ………. General Hira – the pink-haired Altean met in the trans-reality. Refers to Allura as ‘Empress.’ Her companion with the spectacles is never named. Moxilous – a “non-cog” controlled by the Alteans in the trans-reality Vakala – tiny alien on the ice planet fake!Shiro/Kuron lands on. Their companion, the larger alien, is not named. Subject Y0XT39 – approved for use in Operation Kuron. Note: Shiro’s fugitive number is 117-9875. (Season 1.10) General Raht – assigned by Haggar to keep an eye on Prince Lotor. Honerva – Haggar’s original name Kova – Honerva’s cat. Same species as the cat that Narti uses to see through – possibly the same cat? Maybe season 4 will tell us.