Alternatively Titled: Local Girl Digs Heels In So Hard She’s Laying on the Ground. “This Is My Home Now,” She Says.
Listen. Listen. No, I don’t know when to quit. Yes, I have a midterm tomorrow and am procrastinating. Shut up.
Now, since this is going to be long as hell (because I really don’t know when to quit), here’s a quick summary of my argument: 1. we’re building up to a leadership arc with Lance, 2. the pilot of the Black Lion depends not just on Black but on the team, and 3. Keith and Red still have a connection.
Blah blah blah, general disclaimer, I am probably could be wrong, lesgo:
Season 4 episode 6 sees the introduction of a new galra super weapon – a planet rigged to explode and take the whole solar system out with it. Right after destroying the galra stronghold on said planet, the team is suddenly surrounded by giant spire things and have no idea what they are.
And it’s Lance that makes the right call. He’s the one that not only says “hey let’s leave,” but also “and here’s how we’re going to do it.” He looks at this situation, sees a need to distance them from it immediately, and knows exactly who to delegate the task to.
Neil trusts the team and doesn’t want to hide things from them, so slowly more and more of his past comes out in casual conversation
The whole team is beyond concerned and horrified
Except for Andrew who just likes the honesty, although he doesn’t particularly care what Neil tells the rest of the team as long as he keeps telling him truths
One of the twins trying to claim Neil doesn’t know what Kevin terrified actually looks like because he wasn’t there to see Kevin broken on the bus after Riko broke his hand and wasn’t around when Kevin first joined the Foxes
Neil doesn’t skip a beat before responding “I think he looked pretty terrified after we watched my father torture a man to death.”
And the team is like what the fuck Neil?
They’re watching a movie and Matt’s like “There’s no way he’s just walking around after being shot like that. They have to get him to a hospital.”
And Neil says “I didn’t go to the hospital when I got shot.”
Matt is concerned
Neil zoning a movie out while thinking about how this movie is making him wait way too long before he and Andrew can sneak off to the roof
Nicky’s like “There is no way he’s lost this much blood and is still conscious.”
Neil knows exactly how much blood loss it takes before someone can’t stay conscious anymore
So he’s like "I’ve seen someone conscious after losing more.”
And Nicky’s head whips around to look at Neil like he is concerned for Neil’s immediate well-being which Neil thinks is ridiculous
It was a long time ago and it wasn’t even his blood
They are heroic weapons and obviously, only the hero of the heroes are qualified to use them. Swordsmen have various morals to upheld and they
take these morals seriously
. They are also calm and decisive as they
are usually leaders of their own groups, and are responsible for leading their groups to victory.
INTP - BALISONG / BUTTERFLY KNIFE
The people who use knives are either very flashy or extremely subtle. A simple weapon for simple characters, their users like to get their hands dirty and prefer to get up close and personal. Short weapons are used by crafty and witty people who always think of the best way to complete a job splendidly, while using the least minimum effort. Unlike the honorable swordsmen who take on
everything fairly and legally, knives practitioners use any ways they
can think of to win, even if their victory might appear a bit dirty.
INTJ - SCYTHES
A weapon less usable in real life, but very badass in the fiction world. This weapon is normally
a sign of doomsday, it is the presence of extreme evil and mayhem, and
is usually used by some bad guys, some death gods, some evil overlords…
you get the drill.
They suggest a personality centered around the awareness of death and are used by antagonists having high level of skill. They can confer a sense of conceited showmanship.
INFJ - BOW AND ARROW
They are generally used to indicate a particularly noble type of heroism, and often a connection to the nature. It is claimed that soldiers would often choose bows over crossbows because the latter offered an ease of use that was unworthy of chivalric values.
Characters with composed personalities are archers.
ENTJ - GUILLOTINE
A weapon known for carrying out its job efficiently and swiftly, is likely to be used by people who prefer to do the necessary, with no questions asked. Users have a very unwavering sense of justice which not everyone might agree to but it doesn’t make the user question their decision. They suggest a firm personality with a high sense of self worth.
ENTP - CHAINSAW
Chainsaws are a very intimidating weapon usually only wielded by those who are truly Ax-Crazy.
Certain heroes have also made use of them
- if you’re fighting something frightful, sometimes you need a weapon that roars and bites back.
Users are considered spontaneous and will not think twice before shredding the enemy into pieces.
ENFP - SLINGSHOT
These are generally used by people with a mischievous sense of fun. The users would want to annoy the victim rather than harm them, in most cases. But if used with the right sense of aim and certain skill, could cause serious harm. They indicate optimism and the value of life in the user.
ENFJ - AXE
This weapon symbolizes not only courage, but also the defense of family and community. The users are strong willed, ready to battle for their defense, willing to sacrifice themselves and are tough. The axe is a symbol of pride and responsible, idealistic behavior.
ISTJ - LONGSWORD
Thisis themost common sword in the market and is used by people who are practical and use logic.Users prefer to take the tried and tested path. They believe that if something works, there’s no reason to change it. They represent decisive nature and hardworking capabilities.
ISFJ - MARTIAL ARTS
Martial arts are associated with spirituality and asceticism. Characters who use a specific type of martial arts will usually be calm and controlled. A user of martial arts can have the attitude of not needing any weapons as their own hands are enough for most battles.
ISTP - GUNS
They are used by action-oriented, logical people. The users can be the heroes or the villains but are almost always analytical, spontaneous and independent. They represent someone who enjoys adventure and are skilled at understanding how mechanical things work.
ISFP - SHIELDS
These are a necessity in real life battles. They have a vaguely villainous air of uniformity. The smaller shields posses a more heroic personality. The character using them might be an underdog - their shield serving to show that they are actually under protected. The users normally seek to create a personal environment that is both beautiful and practical.
ESFJ - KHOPESH
The users tend to have a calm personality, yet there is a part of them that is violent but they are able to control it perfectly. This can be used to tear down the enemy when they please. Khopesh is an ancient Egyptian weapon which was used by brave and fierce warriors.
ESTJ - SPEAR
The mindset of spear users are pretty
similar to sword users, aside from the fact that spear users may be a
bit less strict on rules and morality. But overall, their undying faith, loyalty and trust are what makes their
spears the greatest weapons. Another trait for most spearmen is that
they can be quite stubborn.
ESFP - ORBS
The users might have short attention spans and are playful, enthusiastic and friendly. They are spontaneous and tactful. Orbs represent strong common sense and an ability to find joy in helping others in tangible ways.
ESTP - CLAWS / KNUCKLEDUSTERS
Users don’t like to rely on others for anything. They want to handle all
problems by themselves so that they know it’s done right. They’re not a good
team player and have trust issues.
Overall, practitioners can be quite hot-headed, sometimes, even
going all out at the very beginning. They don’t have the patience to
stall and wait, and would rather rush in.
Lance froze as Keith’s words rang loudly in his ears. The only thing that could be heard was the sharp intake of breath that passed Lance’s lips. Lance didn’t know if he was shaking or he was. Probably both.
But you’re cold when it counts
"Can you ever do anything right? You always pick a fight with me, always say some stupid joke that just distracts us, or always flirt with someone that ultimately ends up with us having to save your ass!“ Keith’s words were harsh, and the others watched in shock. Lance could feel the water gather in his eyes. But Keith’s words didn’t stop. "You’re a joke, Lance! You take nothing seriously! And you just distracts all of us who are taking this seriously! Do you really wanna go back home, Lance? Really? Cause you’re sure as hell aren’t acting like it!” Keith got into Lance’s face, fists clenched and teeth barred. “Maybe you just don’t have what it takes to be a Paladin. All you are, and all you’re ever going to be, is a cargo pilot.” Keith spat and stared at him angrily before huffing to his room, leaving Lance behind.
It’s open and shut. You can say you love me, but words ain’t enough
His teammates swam in his sight as Lance couldn’t hold back the tears. All his insecurities, darkest worries and secrets, confirmed. Brought out into the open in front of all his friends, his team. And it broke him.
You want me, you say, but then you turn away
"Lance focus! Watch Keith’s back!“ Shiro shouted from the upper training floor. Lance set his mouth and gave a grim nod. He was trying his best, but there was just too many. A shot narrowly missed Keith’s ear, no doubt hearing it go by. Keith snapped and turned toward Lance, eyes flashing. "What the hell is your problem? You’re supposed to have my back! What if this were a real battle? I would be dead because of you! How am I supposed to trust you when you can’t even watch my back?!"
And now I’m pressing my luck. You can say you love me, but words ain’t enough
Keith’s words struck Lance to the core, and seized up. He could feel the familiar sting of tears behind his eyes. His own team couldn’t trust him. The next shot, Lance didn’t even attempt to block it. It simply let it hit him, square in the chest. The floor opened beneath him, falling falling down, finally letting the tears to fall down his face.
Cut myself into pieces easy to chew
So Lance changed. He didn’t make jokes, didn’t flirt with anyone. He didn’t talk or crack up at the dinner table with the others. And the others seemed relieved at first, welcomed the new silence. That’s what hurt the most.
Carve me up into someone you’d like to choose
Lance become the perfect soldier. Followed orders, didn’t talk back or start fights. He spoke when directly spoken to, trained every spare moment. He didn’t complain about the random alarms and drills.
Till I’m only pieces of you
He never talked about home or his family.
So, you can say you love me, but words ain’t enough
He killed himself. To become the person they wanted, someone who was serious and did their job. Someone they could all trust and depend on.
So, you can say you love me, but words ain’t enough
Lance lost himself. Buried himself six feet under, never to be brought back to the light. And when the team finally realized that their Lance was missing and wanted him back, there was nothing he could do. That Lance was dead.
He looked over at you in the passenger seat and caught you staring back at him, your lips slightly pursed and pressed together. “What?” he growled.
You shrugged. “No, nothing… Not a thing,” you replied, turning your eyes back to the road and night rushing past. “I’m sure you’re right,” you continued. “This has nothing to do with the demons. Clearly, it’s all your fault.”
He cast another tense glance in your direction.
“Because you’re the one who possessed and killed those people…” you trailed off.
He heaved a heavy sigh. “I should have gotten there sooner.” His jaw tensed.
“Dean,” you were brave enough to reach over and gently touch his arm. His eyes flitted to your hand. “You can’t do everything. We can’t save everyone. You need to stop internalizing all the bad things we see. You need to stop blaming yourself. You’re not the darkness… you’re the light.”
His lips fell partially open and he was too anxious to look at you again, but he couldn’t ignore the warmth and rush he felt as he thought of how your hand was resting on his arm, and the words he felt he didn’t deserve.
Okay but Keith being in his marmora armor almost the whole season visually separated him from being the red paladin while he was also mentally doing it himself and idk if they meant to but I really loved that???
I’m 90% sure that they meant to do that because the glaring differences between the team and him were so obvious it hurt:
his physical absence
the team doing parades while keith was fighting for his survival
keith being the only one to think about lotor while the others are focused on finding allies
team voltron in one robot vs keith alone in his ship
team voltron surrounding allura when she got hurt vs kolivan just looking down on keith
no flashbacks, no anything when he was about to die
The differences were so obvious it hurt. I’M HURTING. KEITH I LOVE YOU BUT YOU ARE A TEENAGER STOP DESTROYING YOURSELF IN THIS WAR THE TEAM LOVES YOU SO MUCH STOP THIS PLEASE START TO VALUE YOUR OWN LIFE MORE I LOVE YOU SO FREAKING MUCH UUUGH
ALSO @ TEAM VOLTRON PAY ATTENTION TO HIM HE ISN’T HIDING HIS STRUGGLES WHY AREN’T YOU SEEING HIM TEARING HIMSELF APART AAAAAAAAAAH
The Supergirl promo team:
but can you trust a luthor 👀👀👀😉😉😉
Everyone in national City:
she's just like her brother
*gives Ted talks, organizes charity events in which she also stops bad guys, worked out of a basement trying to cure cancer, saw teleportation tech and immediately went to how it could help people*
we just can't tell if she can be trusted