dont u think it's fishy how shiro almost died by being struck by a druid but keith was barely burned when a druid hit him 🤔
YE s and i literally cant think of any other explanation for it but druid keith. like, logically, some people could say “but maybe keith just reacts like that cause hes galra?” but here’s the thing–thace also gets attacked, and his wound looks exactly like shiro’s
also antok gets hit while in full bom armor and he like?? dies so?? clearly being galra doesnt give you some kind of natural immunity.
isnt a galra thing. its a keith thing.
now, keith’s not taking druid magic and throwing it back at the caster like allura. but, i do think his skin is absorbing most of the impact. i mean, it still looks like it really hurt, but you don’t get those same glowy wounds shiro and thace do. weirdly enough, it also seems like he could maybe have some kind of an understanding of whats going on.
when he sees his hand he freaks out, and that is when he calls pidge and tells her she needs to come get him now. he doesnt call team voltron to save him when hes fighting zarkon one on one, or when thace decides to turn the ship hes on into a bomb. but one hit on his hand? hes like, i have to leave right now, and thats…very out of character for him
(i mean, he could just be in a big hurry to leave cause he realizes hes gonna lose this fight, but he didn’t even run away from a duel with zarkon, so like…running away is really just not his style)
its also interesting that keith was healed when his skin came in contact with the pure (gold) quintessence.
literally the only people we see that are able to manipulate raw quintessence are the druids, everyone else who uses it needs to 1) have quintessence thats already been refined by a druid (like in collection and extraction, that purple kind) and 2) get some kind of mechanical component that can convert the quintessence into some form of compatible energy (the injection things that guard uses in beta traz, shiro’s arm, sendak’s arm, the robeasts, ect)
but keith requires neither. its just him and his own ability