The Sword Master in the new Voltron Season 2 trailer is female
Unfortunately there’s no official confirmation of this, but upon step by step examination of the sword wielding bad-ass, one can see a number of hints that this person is female.
The first thing you’ll notice right away in this shot is the way the body in the chest area curves. Unlike the males in this show in the armor, this one seems to have a curved form that has a kind of heart shape, which is used in some cases to create well breasts. The shadows give hints of a curve that comes out more, unlike the male members of the Galran empire.
Then we have the person’s hips. These seem to curve out more against the waist. You can see here and in the two at the top that the outfit is cut more like a female swimsuit then anything a male might wear in this case.
Another case is the fact that the figure when standing side ways seems to indicate a more feminine shape. As well as the arms show a smaller size in the hand and upper arm then the thicker male arms we’ve seen on the Glalran males, as well as you can see the slimmer shoulders.
The most obvious moment though is when the arm goes under the chest during the fancy sword play. In that moment we see the person’s arm go under where breasts would be normally. The curve of the breast is prominent on the right side (from the viewers position when watching) as you can see the curve against the arm as they move their arms around. It’s hard to see when you don’t pause and do steps over and over, but it’s there!
So who could the mysterious female figure be? Well there’s two options here I can honestly think of from the original series, and one from the show as of now.
Easily one of the few that would fit into this role and a well known female character in the series. She also is a trained swords woman previously and could be an interesting counter to Allura if they wanted to go with her being part of all this. But I would think that they would want to put her in a more important role then just as a sword warrior, and given her ego, I doubt she would follow along with Zarkon without having compensation. So while she’s a candidate for this, given her status I would say probably not her, at least not yet.
Dorma helps lead a rebellion in the original series and, it’s important to note, her outfit on the top is a lot like what our mysterious person is wearing. The thing is that Dorma is not so well known, unlike Romelle or Merla. Though she does have the added bonus of being part of the Doom (Galran) Empire, so there’s that and is also known for her combat skills as her brother is a commander in the army.
A likely choice as, if she’s connected to Allura through family, she would have the same shifting skills, so it wouldn’t be too hard for her to play this part. The problem with this, like Merla is that she’s too prominent a character to have as a smaller part, which I think this one might be. So Romelle would be awesome, I’m betting she may come in season three with Merla after we get Lotor.
That leaves us with the idea of an original, who it’s probably going to be. However it would set up the fact that there are female forces working for Zarkon, which means we could be seeing Merla, Romelle, and Dorma sooner then we think.