I honestly really want to see Keith being a kickass leader that will prove to everyone Shiro was right to believe he would be good for this role. But at the same time I don't want it to be as if Shiro's leadership was easily replaceable, you know? I'm so conflicted. Imagine if when Shiro returns he sees everything running just fine without him, as if he was disposable in the first place (which he is not!), it would break my heart.
I get what you’re saying. I honestly think Keith can lead and will be a good leader of voltron based on cannon characteristics. To me personally nobody can replace Shiro as the black paladin, and based on what we can tell of season three, Keith thinks so too. While a leader, Keith is going to have different leading methods and hopefully people will recognise those as “different” and not necessarily “better.” In the show itself, I think Keith finds Shiro a better leader and in Shiros mind Keith can prove a better leader than him. It’s going to be a mess, but I kinda hope Shiro will come back and take his spot as black paladin? Maybe? Idk. It’s hard to say with season 3 not out yet.
Sheith co-leaders anybody? Maybe? Yes? No?
Thank you for the ask! :)