When I think about Lancelot, or Lance/Lotor relationship in general, it gaves my writer side such giddy feeling
(Please forgive for my English cause Im not a native speaker, so I cant express myself clearly )
Because it has POTENTIALS, so much potentials to explore, even when it has nothing to do with shipping (which I found both appealing and disgusting, they will make a very unhealthy pair).. If Im corrected, Lotor in the original series is an insecure character, wants to prove himself with his father Zarkon, while also a half Altean/half Galran,.. This dude has a lot of juicy tropes for a compelling villian my gosh). If the producer keep the basic trait in the original to this version while potrays him with more sinister, manipulating characteristics , Lotor would be an interesting addition to our blue child Lance, an important piece for Voltron team’s dynamic after Shiro’ s disappearance and Lance’s character developement
Because if they have the same self-esteem, attention issue, Lance and Lotor could bond over those, understand each other’s struggles, even become best pals. Lance, during this time already feeling worthless, now he found someone who see his abilities, sympathize with him, Lance would be escatic. Moreover, Lance is extremely friendly and accepting (he protects Yupper and consider it his friend righ after they met, how precious), I wouldnt be surprised if Lance found in Lotor a trusting friend and extent his protective nature over him
And this is when things go down
The voltron team just lost their beloved leader, so Keith will have to take up his position (which I dont think it’s a smart idea, ss2 havent groomed him well enough) and lead Voltron. I can see the balance of team voltron will be broken, mainly because of Keith’s inexperienced and Lance’s self-issue and jealousy. Im expecting a big fight between this two dorks Dreamwork dont let me down. Lance, with his insecurities and homesickness bottled up for 2 seasons, will finally reach his breaking point, snaps
So Lotor came in, reassured Lance, maybe even offer Lance a position in the Garla army (preferably Lotor’s right hand man lol ) where he could be useful and respected and liked and they sounds SO RIGHT to Lance, right?? Even worse, Lotor could offer him to return to his earth, his home..He could make Lance questions his loyalty to his friends and Voltron, while serving as the direct enemy for Keith and Voltron in general
But if the producer wants to follow the original, that Lotor has an unhealthy obsession to Allura and be a rival in love and war with Keith , they would miss an awesome chance to write a very, very good dark and compeling story, an well-written villians and Lance’s journey to mature
I know we’re all shipping Lancelot, but can we imagine Lotor flirting with Keith instead of Lance. Imagine Lotor calling him nicknames like “Pretty Boy” and breaking into his personal space. All in all, Keith is very annoyed and uncomfortable. Lance catches wind of this when he finds Lotor messing with Keith when he’s training. Lance is NOT happy.
Lotor: “Come on, Pretty Boy, stop training and hang out with me~.”
Keith: “No, Lo–”
Lance: “HOLD ON. THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN CALL KEITH PRETTY IS ME. I AM HURT KEITH. HURT.”
Keith: “… You think I’m pretty?”
Lotor: “oh shit”
I want him to be down right diabolical. I want him to push our paladins to the brink. I want him to manipulative, conniving, and cruel. I want him to be obsessed with Lance,target him and take advantage of his insecurities. I want him to taunt Allura about her lost civilization. I want play with Keith’s sanity. I want him to be able to put a stake in the heart of Team Voltron.
I want Prince Lotor to be one of the greatest villains in recent years.
Is how in my head it’s making KLance 10000% better!
For me, LanceLot is all about being the plot point that brings us all KLance! This is exciting! Makes pining Keith all the better and teaches Lance his own lesson of his overly flirtatious game… also, brings out feels for each other!
I’m loving this.