Not only is this a great character development for Hunk and Keith’s relationship, which as you recall got shaky when Keith didn’t want to go save Allura in Season 1.
But the meaning behind Hunk’s words.
“I think turning Galra has made you a better human.”
Up till this point, Keith was doing just that. Trying to be human. He was secretive, overly protective and tough skinned. He obviously didn’t want to share his own insecurities.
When they find out Keith is Galra, that’s when they saw the human side of Keith. His fears, his dedication to the others, his humor. He gave up his family to accept another family.
This quote is so so important. Because it’s true.
So it’ll be interesting then, to see if Keith can keep this balance. Especially since this scene also brings up an interesting question.
When Hunk is staring at Keith, he responds almost affronted.
“Are you looking to see if I’m Purple??” (A little help here, can anyone tell me where this is in which episode??)
EDIT (I found it):
Yep, that’s right, Keith’s Galra form.
As we remember in season one, when Keith came into direct contact with pure quintessence, we saw this. His hand turns purple.
Hunk looks for that purple skin, and Keith just shrugs it off. Almost scathingly. Like how could Hunk even think of such a thing. When we all know it is a thing. We saw his hand turn purple. And his fear of it.
When Haggar hits Voltron with the pure quintessence at the end of Season two, we see a bunch of close up shots on all the paladin’s faces.
Except Keith. We only see him from the behind. It takes a few seconds before we do see Keith’s face again, and he appears fine.
But why? Why couldn’t we have seen Keith right away like the others?
You all know where I’m going with this. Because Keith does have a Galran form. We just haven’t seen it to it’s full extent, and I don’t believe Keith has either. Yes, he’s been suspicious, but for the way he acts, he hasn’t seen himself yet in full Galran form.
So I believe we’re going to see Keith getting defensive. Now that he has become more Human, I think he’s going to fight to keep it like that. He isn’t ready to accept he is more Galra than just blood.
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OK so in the first episode of both seasons (which I don’t think is a coincidence) we saw that Keith had a pull towards the Blue Lion
And that he was able to pilot the Black Lion momentarily
But he’s also the main pilot of the Red Lion
And as we all know, overall Keith has the strongest connection/bond with Red by far.
So if Keith has been able to communicate with three lions, it’s most likely that he’ll also have a pull towards the other two lions in the future as well. But if you put the facts together, he has the strongest bond with Red because the lion is meant for him, but he also has some sort of connection with the Blue and Black Lion. And what do all of those lions have in common? Quintessence.
If you remember in season one, Allura claimed that each paladin pilots a lion whose Quintessence mirrors their own and that creates a mystical bond that cannot be explained between the paladin and the lion.
What if Keith has a rare form of Quintessence that is able to allow him to have a connection or feel with more than one lion instead of just one?
It’s almost like both of the lions are able to speak to him and he is able to speak to them as well just like to their original paladins (except for Red in the beginning of course)
That means he could possibly have a strong, rare quintessence that he has not yet discovered, unlocked, or even realized yet, but is developing further as the show goes a long. Once it is revealed though, I feel like it will be very important to the team.
thank you for always making me laugh and for being my healing when life gets difficult. with you fantastic 13 balls of sunshine, these past two years have been much more than just very nice. i’m so proud that i’ve been able to see all of you grow, and just thinking about it causes tears to well up. but, i’ll try to hold these tears in because i don’t wanna cry.
seventeen, i’m glad we’ve made it this far, and i’ll continue to adore u for years to come. let’s keep on walking on this flower path.