Love all you're analysis. So I have to ask. Who's you're favorite character and why if you haven't already answered the question. And if you did answer he question, how do Yu feel about fanon Lance and how people treat him vs what the Narrative actually shows and tells us. Also there's always the character that's more or most important than the rest of the characters, who is it, and why do you think so. Also, do you think Hunks role as opposed to everyone else's role is unimportant to the story
This is a lot of questions to put in one ask. Uh, just sorta glossing over all of them briefly:
My favorites oscillate a lot! I think right now I’m really focusing on Lotor because he’s kinda the exciting new thing right now.
I think I’ve made my stance about fanon Lance very clear about a lot of posts. In general, with a show like VLD that has an overwhelmingly satisfying and nice canon I’d like to try and encourage things to try and hold as close to canon as possible.
I’d disagree that there’s always one character who’s most important. Voltron is a team show and it’s about a team. You could argue Shiro takes a bit of a central role but we’re also potentially facing a season without him and I don’t think those are mutually exclusive. I think Allura is probably the most central figure out of the team, but, also, we didn’t meet her until halfway through the pilot.
And, I think the thing about Hunk is it feels like people are asking for instant gratification for their fave right away when that’s not how the show works.
Watch season 1 and pay attention to Keith. Keith does not get central focus in any real episode in season 1. The biggest thing he does is get destroyed by a druid in s1e10 and then Zarkon in s1e11. He’s very back-burner, very subdued presence, and almost nothing about him and his history is explained.
Then season 2 rolled around and we got more Keith focus! He shifted much more to the front!
This shouldn’t tell you it was the Keith Show all along- this should tell you the spotlight is fluid. It should tell you that big Hunk plots are coming, even if they’re not here yet. Not every plot point can be thrown to the audience yet.
I mean, I’m pretty sure Hunk is inheriting Alfor’s Lion as the Yellow Paladin- but the paladins of old had deep, dark secrets, especially Alfor since the writers literally killed him off a second time in s1e9 because he knew too much. They can’t kill off Hunk the same way, so, they’re probably stuck keeping him in the dark until the team’s ready to know what Alfor did- in which case Hunk is gonna be our avenue there.