okay, but i’m starting to think that lance’s story arc will be a big one. Because all of his insecurities are kind of piling up and adding up for season 3.
because in season 1 he had first showed that he was homesick, and that was a big deal at the time he was kind of the only one who really expressed that they wanted to go home really badly. He almost cried.
and then this season kinda heightened that.
first when he is with the mermaids they tell him he is their saviour and he doesn’t even believe them
he questions them and looks distraught like he can’t even believe they would see him as someone who could save them by himself.
and even here it gets worse, he clearly doesn’t see the worth that he has and it shocks him and even frightens him to meet people who think he can help and actually do things
THEN he thinks that Keith is trying to steal his lion, and is extra dramatic and even tells Keith that him and blue are happy together, and that i think was him being afraid of being replaced.
face mask and towel aside lance is almost hostile here he is clearly upset
then… he gets really upset that shiro chooses to take kieth on a mission over him.
in this scene he is clearly upset and his expression is almost sad at first when shiro chooses keith and he fights shiro on it despite how he has always seen him as a leader who knew what was best
he clearly just wants to be appreciated, and acknowledged by shiro and the rest of the team as a strong member and even if they do he clearly doesn’t see it
AND FINALLY TO TOP IT ALL OFF
THIS LOVELY SCENE RIGHT HERE
HE LITERALLY HAD JUST BOASTED ABOUT THE WHOLE TEAM, EVEN KEITH BUT HE REALLY DOESNT HAVE MUCH TO SAY ABOUT HIMSELF
HE EVEN WONDERS IF THE TEAM WOULD KEEP HIM AROUND IF HE WASN’T USEFUL, SO CLEARLY HE HAS ISSUES ACCEPTING HIS WORTH
so while yeah lance didn’t have much of a roll in this season there is alot of hope for next season. this is clearly a buildup, because as the seasons progress it’s getting worse, and that means that this may even start to effect the team.
when lance does get his full fledged character arch like keith did this season and shiro it will be very large and i think it will be very interesting to see how this pans out. LANCE WILL GET THE LIME LIGHT HE DESERVES AND I THINK THATS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!