Mixing Fire and Water: A Meta on Lance and Quintessence
“The Lions choose their pilots. It is a mystical bond and cannot be forced. The quintessence of the pilot is mirrored in his lion.” (Princess Allura, S01E01)
I’ve just been thinking back on VLD’s quintessence lore, and I just realized something regarding Lance’s switch from being the Blue Paladin to Red. We all know that the lions’ quintessences mirror their paladins’, and the Blue Lion is the guardian spirit of water (ice) and the Red Lion is of fire. Separately, the lions and their paladins represent finding a balance in the elements (especially given that they both form one side (right), in comparison to the combination of the forest and earth/land on the other), one that could allow Voltron to be formed. Represented individually, the elements can stand out on their own strengths and weaknesses and yet also be complemented by the other.
But what does it mean when the lion switch might imply that you have the quintessences of fire and water mixing in one person? (more under the cut)