Why the quiznak should I even watch this?
Wasn't Voltron originally a 1980's animated TV series?
Shiro: Black Lion Pilot
Shiro possess a natural ability to lead and always keeps a level head. He is frequently guiding the other Paladins and helping them grow. As leader, decisiveness comes easy for Shiro. He is usually the one to come up with strategic plans. He easily picks up on things, like when he was the first to fly his lion blind.
What I love about Shiro: Without a doubt, my favorite aspect about Shiro can be summed up in two words: Space Dad. It's a name that the fandom has fondly bestowed upon him, and it rings true! Shiro is someone the team can rely on.
Keith: Red Lion Pilot
What I love about Keith: Keith is a bundle of emotions. Though he acts on instincts, it's all for the greater good. His intentions are pure and just, and I can't help but love his spirit and dedication to his friends. (He's my favorite!)
Hunk: Yellow Lion Pilot
Why I love Hunk: His friendly personality. He's so quick to kindness and hesitates when faced with violence. You don't see that a lot in main characters. It is quite interesting to see how he keeps the team grounded and focused.
Pidge: Green Lion Pilot
Pidge is both intelligent and daring. Ever curious, Pidge constantly has to learn more about the workings of things (especially technology) and is constantly improving the castle's machines and vehicles. A true introvert, Pidge takes a while to warm up to people and needs space to recharge.
Why I love Pidge: The amount of spunk packed into that little body is unbelievable! Both brilliant and physically capable, Pidge consistently proves time and again not to underestimate the "little guy".
Lance: Blue Lion Pilot
Why I love Lance: His comedic timing. Most things Lance says or does make me laugh out loud. And his rivalry with Keith is both hysterical and intriguing! His sporadically timed gibes at Keith are too funny not to laugh at.
Princess Allura: Castle of Lions' Commander
Why I love Allura: Far from your typical princess, Allura is one of the strongest characters. Most of her kingdom (her race) has been killed and yet she refuses to lose hope. Instead, she makes it her mission to free all those under the Galra empire's control.
Coran: Castle of Lions' Helmsman
Coran is (hands down) the silliest of the bunch. (Sorry, Lance.) But, though he is goofy at times, make no mistake, he has years of experience serving the Altean royal family. He takes pride in his customs and oftentimes pushes his traditions onto the Paladins. Though, he's so capricious that sometimes I'm not sure when to take him seriously.
Why I love Coran: His unpredictable behavior makes it for me. He can be serious and knowledgeable one moment and then absolutely amusing the next. He too has made me laugh uncontrollably.
Voltron: Legendary Defender is teeming with impressive action sequences, breathtaking animation, and astounding storytelling, but what makes this series shine lies at its heart--the characters. This colorful cast is individually interesting but is just as compelling as a group. These characters form more than Voltron, they form a family. And Hunk couldn't have put it better:
“I realized when we were in Voltron … we’re brothers, man. You know? We’re totally connected. No secrets, no barriers, no nothing. Brothers, all the way.”
Have you seen Voltron: Legendary Defender? How does it compare to the original Voltron?