quintessences

anonymous asked:

Tell me these Druid Shiro theories please??

I LIVE FOR THEORIES okay so. Let’s start with this post by @angst-in-space about Shiro’s hair being white, and then let’s expand on this a bit:

1. As of season 2, we know for a fact that Haggar is Altean. That means we’ve met three Altean characters who have white hair (Haggar, Allura, and King Alfor). All of them can do magic/manipulate quintessence. We also saw a bunch of other Alteans who don’t have white hair, and we know not all Alteans can use magic, so let’s assume that the white hair is a mark of an Altean’s ability to be a druid/use magic/manipulate quintessence/whatever else you wanna call it.

{see - these Alteans don’t have white hair}

2. Any or all of the Paladins could easily be part Altean, considering the Blue Lion was hidden on Earth. The Blue Paladin could easily have been an Altean. Maybe they brought some other Alteans to Earth with them, as intergalactic refugees, and they lived on Earth in secret. Or maybe that one Altean had kids with a human, starting a human-Altean bloodline. Who knows. Whatever: it’s possible and plausible that any of the Paladins could be part Altean, so we have a means by which Shiro could be a descendent of some Altean bloodline, via the Blue Paladin.

3. Now consider this as a possibility:

  • Shiro is part Altean, via the Blue Paladin’s bloodline. He has the ability to manipulate quintessence, but it’s dormant because he’s never been exposed to it. Consequently, his hair is black.
  • Shiro gets kidnapped by the Galra and proves his worth in the gladiator pits. He catches Haggar’s eye, and she decides to experiment on him. For the first time, he’s exposed to quintessence and druid magic.
  • That exposure causes his dormant druid abilities to activate. His hair turns white. Haggar realises that what she has on her hands is a part-Altean druid who doesn’t know his own abilities, and could be manipulated and controlled to work for Zarkon. He quickly becomes her pet project, because she sees the opportunity to turn him into a powerful weapon.
  • Ulaz realises this too, which is why he helps Shiro escape.

4. What’s that, you say? You want proof? Then consider this:

  • In the S1 finale, Haggar says to Shiro: “You could have been our greatest weapon.” This seems like an odd thing to say to a puny human from a tiny backwater planet no one’s ever heard of, unless of course Shiro is actually an Altean Druid and consequently would have been a very powerful weapon indeed.
  • Remember this theory by @vantasticmess that Shiro’s arm had a shock collar function that he somehow overpowered the first time he used it? It’s cool to think that Shiro could break the safety lock on his Galra arm through willpower alone but… what if he could overpower his arm because he can control quintessence? And therefore he can control the arm and make it do whatever he wants. From that point on, he can activate it at will… but also make it do a bunch of different functions - powering tech, melting or cutting metal, blazing purple sparks. Because he’s a druid, fam.
  • So Allura’s a magical Altean/druid and she powers the wormholes, right? But in S1E1 the Blue Lion makes a wormhole back to Arusia all by itself. Who powered it? PROBABLY SHIRO cos he was in the Lion at the time.
  • When the Paladins first arrive at the Castle of Lions, it gives them an “identity scan”. It then leads them straight to Allura. This seems like an odd thing to do - unless the identity scan revealed that Shiro is an Altean and can therefore be trusted.
  • The only way Zarkon can project onto the astral plane is with the help of Haggar’s magic. But Shiro got there all by himself.

5. The coolest thing about this is that it would explain where Shiro went at the end of season 2. We’ve repeatedly seen the Druids teleport away from enemies. Who’s to say Shiro can’t do the same thing? He’s not in the Lion because he instinctively teleported himself out of it when he sensed he was in danger.

{This is Shiro using his druid abilities to control the quintessence in his Galra arm so he can overpower it FIGHT ME FAM DRUID SHIRO 4LYFE}

In short: SHIRO IS AN ALTEAN DRUID WHO CAN DO MAGIC AND MAKE WORMHOLES

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Voltoron Theory: Where in the Galaxy is Shirogane?

So I re watched Blackout, again, and again, trying to figure out when Shiro vanished. Now the only time this could have happened was at the point between Zarkon’s mecha exploding and the lions falling apart. This means it happens when we’re at the distance Shot.

(Apology for the play button in the middle of the picture)

So at this point one has to wonder what the heck is going on there and why this is significant.

What we know is a few things.

1. We know that Allura showed off a strange pink energy magic that 

Haggar recognized right away and seemed shocked over her being able to wield it.

2. Said magic seemed to rip through the whole ship.

3. This same magic color seems to be coming out of Zarkon when he grabs Shiro.

4. If this is the corrupted Quintessence it seems weird that Zarkon can wield it. (Which I’ll go into in a later post) If it’s not, then it’s a form of Altean Magic (which I’ll go into in a later post).

5. Zarkon’s mecha explodes in that color when he is sliced by the flaming sword.

6. Zarkon and Shiro have a mind meld in the Astral plane again, and this time he is able to physically take the bayard from Zarkon.

7. It’s also important to note that Shiro and the Black Lion share a moment of connection when entering that plane and that both eyes glow yellow.

8. Shiro’s arm is made of Galra tech, thus making him partly Galra.

So why did I make that list? Well I think it’s important to know the events that led up to Shiro vanishing and that those moments may connect to how he got transported and where.

During the battle with Zarkon we see him take to his ship, this is significant because it’s not yet tested but we know it runs on energy like Voltron. Voltron’s energy comes from Quintessence which comes from both the Paladins and the internal workings of the lions themselves. The lions are, given what we see with the black lion’s creation, pretty much spirits that have become part of the lion. It’s why the Paladins have to bond with them and why they seem to have personalities.

In the original Golion the lions held the souls of five warriors, who were placed inside Voltron and were going crazy due to various reason. Something similar may be going on here, which is why I’m suspecting that for Shiro there’s a chance that the lion sent him away from the fight.

We see this pink color cover Allura during her battle with Haggar and Haggar’s reaction to it shows that she knows what’s going on and is shocked by it.

“Impossible” she says and proceeds to attack. This is formerly noticed by Allura who doesn’t seem to understand where the energy is coming from. Now it’s kind of important to note here that this isn’t the corrupted Quintessence since it’s not the same as the blacker energy that the Druids were making, so this is a new form of Altean magic, and something that Haggar recognizes is more powerful than her own dark magic.

This magic, I’m guessing, is probably connected directly to the lions and possibly to the spirits that reside with them. Another important point in the time table of the battle is that Shiro manages to connect directly with the Black lion and pull together to expand the wings, allowing him to use the ablity to phase through the astral plane (or teleport) and take the Bayard from Zarkon. Shiro doesn’t get how it happened but it did.

Lastly, during the end fight with Zarkon, right before the flaming sword occurs, we see him reaching out with his mecha hands, grab Shiro and infuse the cabin with that same pink energy. This in turn prompts Shiro to stick in his bayard, turn and we get the flaming sword. It’s followed by the pink explosion of Zarkon.

Now there’s something about the color core there that I’d like to get into when I talk about Lotor, Zarkon and Haggar, but again I have to save that for later.

It’s at this point I believe that Shiro vanished. Right when the white explosion ripped apart the Lions. But why would that transport Shiro. Well, as I said before with Haggar’s reaction. This is some sort of magic, and Shiro tapped into it when he bonded with the Lion. Rather than keep him there where he would be wounded by his connection to Zarkon, the lion sent him somewhere else.

Now there’s a few places I can think of that he would go. So I’m going to start out with the most impossible and then traverse to the most likely.

Option 1. Shiro is being transported through Time and Space into the Past

We’ve seen that the Black Lion has a deep connection to it’s past, as it was showing Shiro through a mind transport about the past of the Galra home world, back when Alfor and Zarkon were friends and worked together in creating the Black Lion.

So given that it has this mind-scape skill could it be that it pushed Shiro back through time in the blast as a means of protecting him? Making him go and learn more about the lions in this way would be something rather different and would certainly keep him out of the picture. However, the problem with this would be the fact that the series has never had a case of time travel before, and also it would probably have the same issues that Batman had when DC decided to send Bruce Wayne back in time after he got zapped by a really powerful device from big Bad of DC Darkseid. So this one is probably out in general.

However I do think that the astral plane will come into play in how he’s moving and also probably in him witnessing events during the course of the series.

Which brings us to…

Option 2:  Shiro winds up with the Rebels and Matt.

This one’s a little more logical and keeps true to the idea of possibly the Black Lion sending him off to a safe place. In this case the lion is reading Shiro’s mind and taking him to where Matt is.

Now the reason why this could be a logical next move is that it firstly brings the Rebellion a strong leader as Keith would now be taking over the Voltron Force. As such Shiro would be a great leader for the Rebels in general, unless Matt has become that? (Which would be cool, no lie.) Also it would position Shiro to rejoin when Pidge finds Matt and a joy filled reunion, allowing the rebellion to help fight Lotor.

It’s an easy thing to see also because Matt and Sam are the second part of Shiro’s mission. He wants to help Katie find her family and he feels guilty about them being captured in the first place as it was part of his job to protect them. If the Lion read this then sending him to Matt would put him in a safe place and an easier to find location for the team later in the season.

However if they want to make it where Pidge and Matt meet in a different way without Shiro then they may not have him show up here, because it would make the meeting between Katie and Matt that much more significant if Matt then joined in in the hunt for shiro.

Also if Matt is going to be seen as growing stronger since his time with Shiro then having him be the leader of the Rebellion would be a better bet than giving it to Shiro.

So if it’s not with the rebels then who? Well that drags us to…

Option 3: Shiro is going to end up where Sam Holt is

We know that Sam is not with Matt, as we saw in Season one when Shiro remembered what happened at the gladiatorial pit. So the question is, exactly where is he? We know that he’s a scientist and probably as smart, if not more, then Pidge. So it would be more than likely that Sam would be taken in to work on something for the Galra at a secure location.

Like before with the idea of Shiro being taken to Matt, in this case the Lion teleports Shiro to a location where Sam is. Again, it’s part of the reasoning behind Shiro’s mission to get his team back as well as help Pidge find her family. Sam, in the meanwhile, is probably on a planet that is not as hostile as some of the others and is probably taken care of for the most part. They want his mind to be busy on building something. What that something is, I can only guess at right now. My own theory is that Lotor stole the scaultrite from Keith in order to create lenses for a Telladove device to transport something from one location to another.

It’s kind of important to note that the Galra show no magical abilities. The only characters that have used Magic is Allura and Haggar. While they have wielded energy weapons, not one has used any form of magic to attack any of the Voltron members. Leaving me to speculate that they can’t wormhole due to the lack of Magic to power the tech to do so. But if they have Sam there, he may be being forced to find a way to get a warping device to work.

This would mean that the story line from the original story about Romelle needing Sven to help her get out of a sticky situation could translate to Sam and Shiro escaping. Allowing Shiro to have his own adventure with Sam and probably discover more about himself and the galaxy at large.

While having Shiro play big damn hero to Sam would be really nifty there’s another option here that could connect with this one.

Option 4: Shiro is going to end up on Pollux and meet Princess Romelle

While Romelle’s name isn’t as famous as Allura’s she’s still a very important part of the Voltron story and has always been at least mentioned if not shown in the series proper. As the daughter of the Royal family on the planet Pollux, Romelle was given to Lotor in the original to be his wife to solidify the alliance between Galra and Pollux. However she rejected him and was sentenced to death until Sven (Ryou Shirogane) helped her escape after she helped him get over his guilt in failing Voltron (or in the original losing his brother Takashi).

Pollux would make for an interesting location for the Lion to shoot Shiro too for two reasons. Firstly it was one of the few planets that wasn’t over run by the Galra due to the fact that it had an alliance with them, and would be a mostly safe place for an injured Shiro to hang out. Second, Pollux would be a great place to have Sam Holt work on a project. Not only is the royal family Altean –and possibly most of the people are as well –but also its, again, a safe place where there’s an alliance and no one’s going to try to kidnap Sam or break him free.

I’m going to take a large leap of logic here and theorize that there’s a high probably that Pollux is where Shiro ends up. It’s an easy jump to tell a story where Romelle or Bandur finds an injured Shiro and has him taken to the castle where he’s bandaged up. Here they discover he’s a member of Voltron and try to cover it up so that Lotor (who hasn’t yet gotten word about his father’s injury) doesn’t know. Romelle’s older brother could play a part as a morally gray person, he at first offers to help Shiro, but in the end turns on him as a means of protecting his people.

Romelle in the meantime could take on Sven’s role, and help Shiro and Sam escape from Pollux on a ship to find Volton. This could be used to show what’s going on outside of what Voltron has been doing and also help cover the issue of the aliens that are actually for the galra and feel that they’re benefiting from the empire. This could also help in dealing with the Altean plot and what happened to the rest of Altea and if anyone else is still alive.

So those are my four options, I wonder if anyone has other ideas. I’d love to hear them.  

Voltron Galra Theory

Ok guys, I was thinking and what if Galra isn’t a species, but something you become. Kind of like orcs in lotr are tortured elves. Think about it:

  • We have seen very few Galra women
  • We have not seen any Galra children or relationships
  • We have not seen any “home planet” for the Galra
  • All of the Galra we have seen are evil and it would be foolish to think an entire species is evil

How would this work out, though? I think it all comes backs to the quintessence. Notice that Galras’ eyes are the same yellow as quintessence. Zarkon strenghthens himself by regulary having quintessence infused in him. It doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch to think that the quintessence made him Galra to begin with. Other things this would explain:

  • Why the Galra empire keeps hoarding quintessence
  • Why the Galra empire has so many prisoners and regularly has battles between prisoners. They want to find the strongest to turn Galra.
  • Why Shiro was so distruaght over Sendak’s whole one of us speech in the tube (which I think was all in Shiro’s mind but that’s another theory)
  • Why Keith’s arm turned purple when he touched the quintessence. With prolonged exposer, he would actually turn into a Galra.

SO I’M WATCHING VOLTRON WITH MY LITTLE SISTER AND THIS POPPED INTO MY HEAD

a vocab word of mine for school this week was ‘quintessence’. not only did it make me happy bc hey! voltron! but the meaning just struck a thought into my head.

quintessence means something in it’s purest, most essential form

when keith was splashed with the quintessence stuff, maybe, just maybe, it showed him in his essential form.

purple.

galra purple.

isn’t that interesting?

Its headcanon time: Lance might be Altean!

So correct me if im wrong, and im quickly writing this bc its late and shit, but we know one thing right?

Allura is the only person that can open a wormhole.

Except… not.

If Allura would be the only one to be able to open a wormhole, how did Lance reach planet Arus?

He wouldn’t be able to.

Now, i know this might seem unlikely. The lion could’ve opened the portal too, right?

No, because that would mean that allura simply didn’t need to create wormholes, because the lion would be able to open it himself. Allura explicitly states that, even if theres enough quintessence, someone needs to manually open the portal.

We gotta keep in mind that Lance doesn’t have his “special thing”. Hes the most balanced character of all, who has the least unique qualities. Shiro has his past, Pidge their family, Keith his Galra-ness, Allura had her problems ith the Galra’s and Hunk is the cook/sweetheart (who in imo can have some more qualities too). He knows it himself, too.

Lance is, though, an extremely perceptive person, and it isnt the first time that things that he has said lead to foreshadowing (“why are the galras finding us?” “I dont know, but i bet its keiths fault” implying that keith has a relation to the galra). In episode 1, Lance literally says to keith “I’ll stick u in a wormhole!”

Foreshadowing?

Lance, too, was the one who caught Allura, who’s an Altean, and is the closest paladin to Coran. He also was the first one to activate his lion. And hes the only one sleeping in Altean robes.

Now, I’m not necessarily saying that Lance is Altean, but at least his quintessence is close to theirs. But it wouldn’t surprise me if Lance somehow has something to do with the Alteans.

Feel free to add on to this post if u found things too!

anonymous asked:

tell us about quintessence!!! we r on the edges of our seats!!!!!!! popcorn in our hands!!!!!!! We are Ready

ok lemme just say that this speculation is heavily linked to this post abt galra keith, so i suggest you read that first if you havent already. also, once i ramble a bit abt keith meta & get to my actual thoughts about quintessence as whole, it may get a little jumbled up so im sorry in advance!!

something that caught my attention in this post, and has been talked about since galran keith theories first began flying around, is keith’s hand turning purple during his fight with the druid in season 1. however, there’s something wrong in this post that i feel is important to point out:

keith’s hand did not turn purple from coming into contact with the quintessence.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

a thought/idea: blue lion becomes sad that Lance is having these feelings of insecurity so in an effort to make him feel better, blue gives a little of her quintessence to Lance which turns into a smaller ver of herself that follows Lance around

THIS IS SO CUTE I HAD TO DRAW IT??

imagine: the lion is like a big puppy and follows him around the castle, cuddling him and just being really protective of him and all that, the other paladins are all jealous of Lance’s cute quintessence lion

ok but lets talk about what allura must be feeling about haggar. the galra destroyed her entire civilization, and haggar stood at zarkon’s side while he went on to conquer the universe. she’s sent her robeasts after them, cast the team apart, extracted the quintessence of voltron and the paladins, her new hope and family, before her very eyes (among endless other things). its no doubt allura harbored very ill feelings towards the witch when she set out to fight her. but then she realizes that haggar is altean. imagine how she must feel to discover that more of her species, her civilization, her /people/ still exist, only to immediately be hit by the realization that they were using their powers for destruction. to drain planets of their life. to fuel the perpetrator of her own planet’s demise. haggar is a physical manifestation of the loss and destruction of allura’s civilization, and simultaneously the culmination of the sheer amount of power allura has the potential to possess. im just ready to see her teach that witch a lesson.

Voltron season 2 predictions/theories/hopes??

Tomorrow’s the Big Day™ we’ve all been waiting for so here I am, writing some of my most significant VLD s2 predictions, theories, hopes, questions etc. so that after I bingewatch the whole season in a few hours while lying in my bed and eating snacks I’ll feel proud cuz some of those happened and/or embarassed cuz those didn’t happen

Anyway, here I go:

  • Shiro won’t die, that’s for sure (at least not in season 2)
  • Galra!Keith happens? Maybe?? Or there are more hints for it, I’m callin it
    • If galra!Keith really happens, I doubt Keith’s appearance will change tho (unless there’s like a really good reason for it but it’s unlikely)
      • it’d be cool tho cuz there’d be drama
    • eventually part-galran/part-altean Keith happens
      • but I know Lotor is going to be part-galran/part-altean so I’m not sure they’d do the same plot twist twice
      • it’d be the best explanation of all the not-fully-human!Keith hints in season 1 tho
  • paladins’ backstories
    • Where do Keith and Shiro know each other from?
    • Why’s Keith an orphan??? how did his life even look like before? was he in the foster care? did he know his parent(s)?
      • Also, what’s the deal with his dagger? did Keith get it from his parent? Is it galran??
      • Also, are both of his parents actually dead? or are they just like, somewhere in space?
    • more retrospections from the garrison and from Shiro’s times as a gladiator/in a prison
    • something about Lance’s family
    • sth about Hunk?? we know pretty much nothing about Hunk’s backstory wtf mate
  • beach episode?? (ya know Keith and Lance are swimming, Hunk’s cooking sth, full chill on the beach)
  • Klance moments pls
    • (I’d like to write “Klance is canon” but that’s probably asking for too much) (would be nice though)
    • them being good friends and space ranger partners that they are and cooperating together
  • What does the quintessence actually do and what is it?
    • does it heal and speed up regeneration?
    • does it somehow expand the general capacity of the body?
  • what’s “altean magic”? How does it work, what does it look like? what is it
  • Someone is captured (at first I thought it’ll be Shiro but after the s2 trailer I’m really concerned about the blue boy)
    • pls no
  • who’s actually Thace??? like what’s his deal
    • he’s probably in some kinda resistance tho, and tries to sabotage the galra empire
  • we find out sth about Matt and Sam Holt’s whereabouts
  • Klance moments
  • former paladins’ backstories
    • Was Alfor the yellow paladin?
    • What did Zarkon use to be like? was he like, fully good??
      • If so, why did he change? what are his motives now?
  • The new galran ally was probably some kinda galra soldier but ran off
  • What’s going on on the Earth?
    • How’s is Mrs. Holt holding? I mean dude, she’s pretty much lost her entire family (assuming that she already knows about Pidge’s disappearance)
    • What’s going on at the garrison rn?
  • Zarkon keeps finding Voltron because of Shiro’s galran arm
    • […] Keith’s galran heritage/biology
    • […] his connection to Black Lion
    • […] because the new galran ally is actually a spy (I doubt it tho but who knows?)
  • did I mention Klance moments?
  • we meet Lotor, maybe? if it’s not too early for this
  • ponytail Keith?? (damn what a selfishness we’ve already gotten ponytail Coran and we still crave more)
  • some LGBT representation?
  • and many, many more minor things (there are just…. so many good things that could happen wow)

So yup, that’s it and I’m really hyped! feel free to add something if you wanna

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Miraculous Ladybug and Voltron Roles (and everything after)

So the Miraculous crew get flung into space riding on a Blue Lion, crossing the universe to a mysterious Castle, and into a war that spans millennia—a war they never knew about. Here’s what happened next.

·      Tikki (Princess Allura) and Plagg (Coran) have the most powerful weapon in the universe at their fingers, but it’s not their destiny to wield it. Luckily, five teenage pilots unintentionally stumble through their front door, awaken them from a 10,000 year nap, and proceed to shake the very foundations of space and time. Tikki, connected to the Lions and has a strong bond with quintessence itself, knows exactly where each pilot will thrive, eventually growing into the Paladins the universe needs.

·      Marinette is the Black Lion, the head of Voltron. She’s a tricky one—impulsive and trusts her instincts—nearly a good fit for the Red Lion, but she’s exactly the strategic, decisive head that Voltron needs. She’s meant to be leader—and it’ll be a journey to reach her full potential—but that’s part of the fun anyway. (She’s exactly where Keith would be at the end of Season 2 of Voltron in Shiro’s absence, which makes it all the more fun).

·      Chloe is the Red Lion, a supernova that burns bright. Temperamental at the worst of times, passionate at best—she’s a spitfire intent on raging into the world like a shooting star. Only she can tame the Red Lion, and once she has her hands on the controls, there’s nothing stopping her in the heat of battle. But she has a lot to grow before she comes into her role as Paladin, from spoiled Princess of the Garrison to a Paladin of Volron—but only time can tell what the future has in store for her.

·      Alya is the Green Lion, as the tech-savy journalist of the group. Whether she’s chasing a story or a conspiracy, she’s got the highly inquisitive mind and the daring nature that the Green Lion embodies. Always hunting for answers, going out of her way for the truth, a thirst for knowledge that burns deep—it’s why her and Green have one of the tightest bonds of the bunch. She’s a natural born Paladin, and that’s just what the universe needs.

·      Adrien is the Yellow Lion, with his sunshine smile and sparkling eyes. He’s always been quick to raise his friends up, supporting them and defending them when the need calls. The Yellow Lion holds the armor and defense to protect its team, and Adrien wouldn’t think twice before throwing himself in front of a shot to protect anyone he cares about. With the strongest and most resilient Lion, Adrien always answers the call of duty and does whatever it takes to protect the team.

·      Nino is the Blue Lion without question. The Blue Lion is the most open of the Voltron lions—friendliest and most accepting, just like Nino. The boy who took a chance to see the real Adrien behind the “famous model” mask, and welcomed him into a friendship with open arms, it’s no wonder the Blue Lion did the same for Nino. He flows like water—easy going and adaptable, with the confidence to muster nearly any situation—and is truly the heart of Voltron. Open and honest, Nino fits the key ingredients to pilot the Blue Lion.

·      The Paladins accept their duties after a stunning and deadly battle that nearly destroyed the Arusian homeworld, knowing that to step away might sentence Earth to the same devastation the Galra spread to numerous other planets, the same that cost Tikki and Plagg their people, their planet, and everyone they loved. It’s hard though, as Earth was their home and their families remain behind, with questions unanswered and no bodies to bury.

·      Marinette misses home the most deeply—she aches for it like a missing limb. With only her mother and father, their little family was a close-knit one, and the fact that she can’t go back—may never go back, though no one will ever say it out loud—hurts her more than any of Tikki’s wild training exercises. She’ll stand in the control room, watching the star map twist planets and stars around one another in a celestial dance, a soft blue glow painted over her face, with a small frown as the only sign that something deeply troubles her. She’ll never tell the team, except for maybe Alya. She already struggles with being their leader, and one more chink in her armor might give Chloe the chance to make a crater.

·      Adrien’s job is to be a rock. It’s what his Lion stands for, and it’s a duty he takes pride in. Whether he’s protecting his teammates or acting as their crutch, he’s always by their side as an ever-present guard. Outside of battle, it’s even more clear—especially with Marinette. He supports her in her journey to become the leader that Voltron needs. In moments of hesitance and fear, he places a hand on her to offer her stability in the tremulous world they’ve been through in. Outside of Alya, he’s her closest friend. From Adrien, a few words of kindness are all his friends need to curb their worries, fears and insecurities, and any general sadness that might tinge their smiles. He’s the perfect picture of steady and sturdy, but even the rock can have its cracks.

·      Adrien’s story was written in tragedy. It happened a year before, when Adrien was a blossoming young pilot under the Garrison’s eyes, son of the man who would fly the Earth to the farthest reaches of its solar system. Gabriel Agreste and a team of scientists led by Adrien’s mother were assigned the Kerberos mission, the most famous man-driven missions of the Galaxy Garrison, until an incident occurred, and the crew went missing. The Garrison passed the disappearance off as a pilot error, but Adrien, who had learned to pilot under his father’s watchful eye, knew that his father wouldn’t have made a rookie mistake and crashed a ship into a moon. Alya swears the Garrison was covering up the truth behind his parents’ death, but right now, Adrien believes more than anything that his parents would find a way to survive. So, while he’s flying in space with magical robot lion, he’s on the search for answers amidst the stars.

·      Alya’s got her eyes on the prize—looking for answers to the truths the Garrison tried to hide. This villain they’re facing, the Emperor Hawkmoth of the Galran race, wants Voltron for a reason, and she knows she’s seen him mentioned once or twice in the Garrison’s database. Tikki and Plagg have never heard of Earth before, but the Blue Lion was on Earth in the first place. There’s something going on here, and she’s determined to discover the secrets the universe has tried to hide—especially the truth about her mother’s demise and whether the Kerberos crew she was on really did die on a backwater moon of Pluto.

·      Alya spends most of her time immersing in Altean culture in the Castle of Lion’s library. There’s so much to learn about, whether it’s the history of the Voltron lions or how exactly the Blue Lion ended up on Earth and who King Fu (King Alfor) was. Tikki and Plagg are mum when it comes to history, and Alya’s always had a curious streak that might kill her (and Nino who she always manages to drag along). And if her and Nino lose track of time in the dark corner of the library, where a musty smell of age-old books tickles their noses, the rest of the team doesn’t really question it. If anything, at least the two Paladins are growing closer. 

·      Nino’s just along for the ride. Spotting Chloe sneaking Adrien out of the Garrison, who was he to let his best buddy be smuggled away in the middle of the night? Course, Alya and Marinette had to be dragged along if Adrien and Nino were involved, if only to protect them all from Chloe’s unique brand of sufferance. In the heat of the moment, only Marinette could knock Chloe down a few pegs, which Chloe could fire right back. Nino, on the other hand, melted into the group like water, filling their spaces and cracks like an ebbing tide that can be tugged in any direction based on whichever moon in his system pulls the strongest. Accepting and open to nearly anyone, he trusts the most and holds the others in the highest regard—he is truly the heart of the team. He’s the only one who sees Adrien’s cracks, who can keep up with Alya’s ideas, who can bridge the divide between Chloe and Marinette, and who can keep Voltron together on the worst of days. Without him, things might just fall apart.

·      Chloe only meant to show Adrien the weird carvings of lions she’d stumbled upon one day while exploring a group of caves her father, as Director of the Garrison, had declared as forbidden territory. It’s dangerous, he’d told her, but since when had her father’s words ever stopped her? Normally she could wrap the man around her little finger, but when it came to her safety, her father wouldn’t move an inch. Naturally, Chloe pushed him off the edge entirely and molded her own path. There was something calling to her when she was out there, something that needed to be found, and Adrien was into the whole conspiracy shit in the first place, so of course she’d show him her discovery. What she hadn’t expected was for the Nerd Herd to come along—that never ended well. And she was right. She meant to show her closest friend some weird cave drawings, and the next thing she knew, they were hurtling across the stars in a magical robot lion. What’s a girl to do?

·      (Getting the Red Lion was a surprise to everyone—including Chloe. She’s not the type to rely on instincts, skill, etc—she was only in the pilot class because she knew her way around a stick and her father was easy to please. But the more time she spends in Red’s cockpit, with the controls in her sweaty palms, chest heaving as she pulls up from a dive… The more she realizes, she was born to fly. She was born to be here—to sit with an old soul who’s just as passionate and fiery as herself. There’s something to be said, Chloe believes, that she feels more alive in space where she has literally nothing, versus back on Earth where she had everything.)

·      They’re a mismatched batch of kids, pilots pulled from Earth in a jaw-dropping, heart-throbbing whirlwind through a wormhole, but… It’s funny, how well they mesh together. It surprises Tikki and Plagg sometimes, who watch with wide eyes as they execute training drills and mission-ready exercises. By all accounts, they should be divided—they’re children pulled into a war they didn’t know about—children who haven’t embraced their roles as Paladins, their bonds with their Lions, or their relations with each other.

·      Marinette and Chloe have butt heads from the beginning. Marinette will NEVER be Chloe’s leader, her superior, or commander, and Marinette will never become friends with Chloe Bourgeois, but these two simple facts prevent them from forming Voltron. Reluctant acceptance would probably best define their relationship—or a necessary evil. But as they form Voltron and take on the Galran forces, it becomes something else entirely. Lke fire and ice, they contrast each other so drastically that Tikki expects one of them to spontaneous combust one of these days, but somehow Marinette and Chloe have found a way to make it work. With Marinette’s strategic thinking and Chloe’s cutthroat tactics, they make the perfect team in combat and on missions. (Though, if Marinette shows even an ounce of weakness, Chloe will strike, and Marinette is always quick to rise to bait). A toxic potion indeed, one might assume, but one that cancels out the poison to become an antidote entirely.

·      Slowly but surely, they’re coming together. They still have a long way to go—a lot to grow into—but Tikki and Plagg are certain that they can save the universe. Whether it’s the mystery of the Agreste family, the truth behind Hawkmoth, the childish bickering or saving the universe in general—Voltron can overcome anything.

·      It’s just gonna take some time—and a wild ride to survive.