History Anime / Voltron

11th Nov '16 4:34:06 PM WillKeaton
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** Sven then Allura pilots the Blue Lion and wear black and pink costumes respectively.

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** Sven then Allura pilots pilot the Blue Lion and wear black and pink costumes respectively.
4th Nov '16 5:50:15 PM Mario1995
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In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, rebooting the franchise. Because of the success of the re-imagined series, there is talk of [=DreamWorks=] owners Creator/{{Universal}} Studios doing a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Voltron'', an idea that has for years been stuck in DevelopmentHell due to legal issues.

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In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, rebooting the franchise. Because of the success of the re-imagined series, there is talk of [=DreamWorks=] owners Creator/{{Universal}} Studios doing a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Voltron'', an idea that has for years been stuck in DevelopmentHell due to legal issues.
issues. For now, it's staying in Hell for a while.
4th Nov '16 5:45:48 PM Mario1995
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In the early 21st century, ''Voltron'' was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in the form of ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'', a completely CGI animated continuation of the ''Lion Voltron'' storyline, set a [[TimeSkip few years into the future relative to the original]], as there are important changes to the setting, but the character cast stay mainly the same. This sub-series tends to have a slightly darker, more mature take on its plots. In its second season, Voltron was redesigned as a "Cyber Stealth" model. (How exactly a robot that big could qualify as "stealth" even when painted black is anyone's guess.) Sometimes there is talk of a movie, but the rights are disputed, so expect it to sit in DevelopmentHell for a good long while. There have also been several comic book series based on ''Lion Voltron'', including a series that basically retells the origins of the "Voltron Force" and their discovery of Voltron and the aforementioned Robotech/Voltron crossover. In addition, [[http://www.privateerpress.com Privateer Press]] released a Voltron [[TabletopGames tabletop miniature game]] based on its ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ruleset.

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In the early 21st century, ''Voltron'' was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in the form of ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'', a completely CGI animated continuation of the ''Lion Voltron'' storyline, set a [[TimeSkip few years into the future relative to the original]], as there are important changes to the setting, but the character cast stay mainly the same. This sub-series tends to have a slightly darker, more mature take on its plots. In its second season, Voltron was redesigned as a "Cyber Stealth" model. (How exactly a robot that big could qualify as "stealth" even when painted black is anyone's guess.) Sometimes there is talk of a movie, but the rights are disputed, so expect it to sit in DevelopmentHell for a good long while. There have also been several comic book series based on ''Lion Voltron'', including a series that basically retells the origins of the "Voltron Force" and their discovery of Voltron and the aforementioned Robotech/Voltron crossover. In addition, [[http://www.privateerpress.com Privateer Press]] released a Voltron [[TabletopGames tabletop miniature game]] based on its ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ruleset.



In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, rebooting the franchise. Meanwhile, select episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''[=GoLion=]'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', are [[https://www.youtube.com/user/WEP/playlists available to stream]] from WEP's [=YouTube=] channel. ''Voltron Force'' and ''Legendary Defender'' can be streamed in their entirety on Netflix.

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In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, rebooting the franchise. Because of the success of the re-imagined series, there is talk of [=DreamWorks=] owners Creator/{{Universal}} Studios doing a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Voltron'', an idea that has for years been stuck in DevelopmentHell due to legal issues.

Meanwhile, select episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''[=GoLion=]'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', are [[https://www.youtube.com/user/WEP/playlists available to stream]] from WEP's [=YouTube=] channel. ''Voltron Force'' and ''Legendary Defender'' can be streamed in their entirety on Netflix.
Netflix.
24th Oct '16 8:24:37 PM SpukiKitty
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** [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/keithvoltron_zps2ii5y8lt.jpg Keith as well.]]
9th Sep '16 8:21:02 AM Morgenthaler
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In the early 21st century, ''Voltron'' was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in the form of ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'', a completely CGI animated continuation of the ''Lion Voltron'' storyline, set a [[TimeSkip few years into the future relative to the original]], as there are important changes to the setting, but the character cast stay mainly the same. This sub-series tends to have a slightly darker, more mature take on its plots. In its second season, Voltron was redesigned as a "Cyber Stealth" model. (How exactly a robot that big could qualify as "stealth" even when painted black is anyone's guess.) Sometimes there is talk of a movie, but the rights are disputed, so expect it to sit in DevelopmentHell for a good long while. There have also been several comic book series based on ''Lion Voltron'', including a series that basically retells the origins of the "Voltron Force" and their discovery of Voltron and the aforementioned Robotech/Voltron crossover. In addition, [[http://www.privateerpress.com Privateer Press]] released a Voltron [[TabletopGames tabletop miniature game]] based on its {{Monsterpocalypse}} ruleset.

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In the early 21st century, ''Voltron'' was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in the form of ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'', a completely CGI animated continuation of the ''Lion Voltron'' storyline, set a [[TimeSkip few years into the future relative to the original]], as there are important changes to the setting, but the character cast stay mainly the same. This sub-series tends to have a slightly darker, more mature take on its plots. In its second season, Voltron was redesigned as a "Cyber Stealth" model. (How exactly a robot that big could qualify as "stealth" even when painted black is anyone's guess.) Sometimes there is talk of a movie, but the rights are disputed, so expect it to sit in DevelopmentHell for a good long while. There have also been several comic book series based on ''Lion Voltron'', including a series that basically retells the origins of the "Voltron Force" and their discovery of Voltron and the aforementioned Robotech/Voltron crossover. In addition, [[http://www.privateerpress.com Privateer Press]] released a Voltron [[TabletopGames tabletop miniature game]] based on its {{Monsterpocalypse}} ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ruleset.
17th Aug '16 9:45:11 PM TimBumpus
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'''''Voltron''''' is a CombiningMecha cartoon, created by Creator/WorldEventsProductions in 1984 with recycled clips from the Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} animes ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' and, to a lesser extent, ''Anime/DairuggerXV''. ''Voltron'' is still considered [[SmallReferencePools ''the'' combining mecha anime]] in mainstream American pop culture,[[note]]A series of early 2000s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkODvs4grqE "Sprite" commercials]] pitted rappers against King Zarkon. Later, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFeFsUTr2JI theme song]] for 2011's Voltron Force was done by rapper and hip-hop producer Swizz Beats.[[/note]] but anime fans love it too.

While changes to ''GoLion'' were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. Zarkon (''Lion Voltron'''s main villain) is in this continuity a vassal of the Drule Empire (the bad guys of ''Vehicle Voltron''), the two short kids are now brothers, and the Galaxy Garrison of ''Dairugger'' has scenes cut into ''Lion Voltron'' in which they would talk about the situation, but never do anything about them, as there was no fight footage available that featured the conversing characters. There was even supposed to be a third series from a Toei anime, ''Anime/{{Albegas}}'' which was never used. The two Voltron series, ''Voltron: Defender of the Far Universe'' (aka ''Lion Voltron'') and ''Voltron: Defender of the Near Universe'' (aka ''Vehicle Voltron''), occupied completely different storylines. Eventually, additional episodes of ''Lion Voltron'' were made with all-new footage from Toei Animation, which were not based on anything from ''[=GoLion=]''. A special called "Fleet of Doom", featuring ''both'' Voltrons, was also produced in this way.

''Lion Voltron'' is better remembered, probably because it aired first; this is one reason the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' part of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is remembered more than the latter parts. (It should be noted that the other series of both shows still have their fans.) (Robotech would eventually crossover with Voltron in the Robotech/Voltron comic miniseries released by Dynamite Entertainment in 2013.) ''Vehicle Voltron'' had a whopping fifteen characters (essentially three five-man bands who all joined up in the end); the target audience (children) could barely keep them sorted out then, much less remember them fondly as adults. A few fans, however, prefer "Vehicle Voltron" for its more realistic and somewhat harder sci-fi premise, in which colonists people settle new planets when the old are dying or have become over-populated.

In both versions, the MonsterOfTheWeek was always a {{Robeast}}. Some Robeasts were huge Mecha, and others were apparently non-robot aliens that grew to gigantic size when hit with a special energy beam. Both species of Robeasts were ''always'' killed by being sliced in half with the [[ForgottenSuperweapon Blazing Sword]], upon which they would explode. The explosion footage (like much of the rest of the fight scenes) was recycled for all episodes, so all Robeasts die the same (to censor out some of the quite violent deaths in the actual series).

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'''''Voltron''''' is a CombiningMecha cartoon, created by Creator/WorldEventsProductions in 1984 with recycled clips from the Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} animes anime series ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' and, to a lesser extent, and ''Anime/DairuggerXV''. ''Voltron'' is still considered [[SmallReferencePools ''the'' combining mecha anime]] in mainstream American pop culture,[[note]]A series of early 2000s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkODvs4grqE "Sprite" commercials]] pitted rappers against King Zarkon. Later, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFeFsUTr2JI theme song]] for 2011's Voltron Force was done by rapper and hip-hop producer Swizz Beats.[[/note]] but anime fans love it too.

too. While changes to ''GoLion'' the anime were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' and ''Dairugger'' together.[[note]]For the two series together. knowledgeable: Zarkon (''Lion Voltron'''s main villain) is in this continuity a vassal of the Drule Empire (the bad guys of ''Vehicle Voltron''), the two short kids are now brothers, and the Galaxy Garrison of ''Dairugger'' has scenes cut into ''Lion Voltron'' in which they would talk about the situation, but never do anything about them, as there was no fight footage available that featured the conversing characters. There was even supposed to be a third characters.[[/note]]

Two
series from a Toei anime, ''Anime/{{Albegas}}'' which was never used. The two Voltron series, were made, each with individual storylines: ''Voltron: Defender of the Far Universe'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Lion Voltron'') and ''Voltron: Defender of the Near Universe'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Vehicle Voltron''), occupied completely different storylines. Eventually, Voltron''). ''Lion Voltron'' is the original and best-remembered, though ''Vehicle Voltron'' has its fans for its [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness somewhat harder sci-fi premise]]. Later, additional episodes of ''Lion Voltron'' were made with all-new footage animation from Toei Animation, which were not based on anything from ''[=GoLion=]''. A Toei, including a special called "Fleet of Doom", Doom" featuring ''both'' Voltrons, was also produced Voltrons.

Episodes revolved around fighting [[{{Robeast}} Robeasts]]
in this way.

''Lion Voltron'' is better remembered, probably because it aired first; this is one reason
a [[MonsteroftheWeek Monster of the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' part of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is remembered more than the latter parts. (It should be noted that the other series of both shows still have their fans.) (Robotech would eventually crossover with Voltron in the Robotech/Voltron comic miniseries released by Dynamite Entertainment in 2013.) ''Vehicle Voltron'' had a whopping fifteen characters (essentially three five-man bands who all joined up in the end); the target audience (children) could barely keep them sorted out then, much less remember them fondly as adults. A few fans, however, prefer "Vehicle Voltron" for its more realistic and somewhat harder sci-fi premise, in which colonists people settle new planets when the old are dying or have become over-populated.

In both versions, the MonsterOfTheWeek was always a {{Robeast}}.
Week]] format. Some Robeasts were huge Mecha, and others were apparently non-robot aliens that grew to gigantic size when hit with a special energy beam. Both species of Robeasts were ''always'' killed by being sliced in half with the [[ForgottenSuperweapon Blazing Sword]], upon which they would explode. The prompting the same explosion footage (like much of episode after episode, as a censored alternative to the rest of the fight scenes) was recycled for all episodes, so all Robeasts die the same (to censor out some of the quite sometimes violent deaths in the actual series).
anime.



In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a newly "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, which acts as a reboot for the franchise. Meanwhile, a select amount of episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', and the original ''[=GoLion=]'' are [[https://www.youtube.com/user/WEP/playlists available to stream]] from WEP's [=YouTube=] channel, though ''Lion Voltron'' and ''[=GoLion=]'' have the most available for viewing. ''Voltron Force'' can also be streamed in its entirety on Netflix

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In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a newly "reimagined" series, was released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation, which acts as a reboot for rebooting the franchise. Meanwhile, a select amount of episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''[=GoLion=]'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', and the original ''[=GoLion=]'' are [[https://www.youtube.com/user/WEP/playlists available to stream]] from WEP's [=YouTube=] channel, though ''Lion Voltron'' and ''[=GoLion=]'' have the most available for viewing. channel. ''Voltron Force'' and ''Legendary Defender'' can also be streamed in its their entirety on Netflix
Netflix.
17th Aug '16 9:04:12 PM TimBumpus
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'''''Voltron''''' is a CombiningMecha cartoon, created in 1984 by combining the Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} animes ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' and ''Anime/DairuggerXV''. (It was necessary to meet the minimum 65 episodes for syndication). ''Voltron'' is still considered ''the'' combining mecha anime in areas of pop culture that don't have much crossover with anime fandom,[[note]]for instance, hip-hop, Voltron featured heavily in a series of rap [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkODvs4grqE "Sprite" commercials,]] in the early 2000's and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFeFsUTr2JI theme song]] for the 2011 Voltron series, Voltron Force was done by rapper/hip-hop producer Swizz Beats,[[/note]] but even anime fans still love it. Creator/WorldEventsProductions had intended to use ''Anime/MiraiRoboDaltanious'' to make ''Voltron'', but they asked Toei for "the show with the lion" and were sent ''[=GoLion=]'' instead. They decided that they liked that better. Daltanious, ironically, is made up of one of each of the types of robots used in the ''Voltron'' series: a lion, a vehicle, and a humanoid "gladiator".

While changes to ''Voltron'' were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. Zarkon (''Lion Voltron'''s main villain) is in this continuity a vassal of the Drule Empire (the bad guys of ''Vehicle Voltron''), the two short kids are now brothers, and the Galaxy Garrison of ''Dairugger'' has scenes cut into ''Lion Voltron'' in which they would talk about the situation, but never do anything about them, as there was no fight footage available that featured the conversing characters. There was even supposed to be a third series from a Toei anime, ''Anime/{{Albegas}}'' which was was never used. The two Voltron series, ''Voltron: Defender of the Far Universe'' (aka ''Lion Voltron'') and ''Voltron: Defender of the Near Universe'' (aka ''Vehicle Voltron''), occupied completely different storylines. Eventually, additional episodes of ''Lion Voltron'' were made with all-new footage from Toei Animation, which were not based on anything from ''[=GoLion=]''. A special called "Fleet of Doom", featuring ''both'' Voltrons, was also produced in this way.

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'''''Voltron''''' is a CombiningMecha cartoon, created by Creator/WorldEventsProductions in 1984 by combining with recycled clips from the Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} animes ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' and and, to a lesser extent, ''Anime/DairuggerXV''. (It was necessary to meet the minimum 65 episodes for syndication). ''Voltron'' is still considered [[SmallReferencePools ''the'' combining mecha anime anime]] in areas of mainstream American pop culture that don't have much crossover with anime fandom,[[note]]for instance, hip-hop, Voltron featured heavily in a culture,[[note]]A series of rap early 2000s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkODvs4grqE "Sprite" commercials,]] in the early 2000's and commercials]] pitted rappers against King Zarkon. Later, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFeFsUTr2JI theme song]] for the 2011 Voltron series, 2011's Voltron Force was done by rapper/hip-hop rapper and hip-hop producer Swizz Beats,[[/note]] Beats.[[/note]] but even anime fans still love it. Creator/WorldEventsProductions had intended to use ''Anime/MiraiRoboDaltanious'' to make ''Voltron'', but they asked Toei for "the show with the lion" and were sent ''[=GoLion=]'' instead. They decided that they liked that better. Daltanious, ironically, is made up of one of each of the types of robots used in the ''Voltron'' series: a lion, a vehicle, and a humanoid "gladiator".

it too.

While changes to ''Voltron'' ''GoLion'' were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. Zarkon (''Lion Voltron'''s main villain) is in this continuity a vassal of the Drule Empire (the bad guys of ''Vehicle Voltron''), the two short kids are now brothers, and the Galaxy Garrison of ''Dairugger'' has scenes cut into ''Lion Voltron'' in which they would talk about the situation, but never do anything about them, as there was no fight footage available that featured the conversing characters. There was even supposed to be a third series from a Toei anime, ''Anime/{{Albegas}}'' which was was never used. The two Voltron series, ''Voltron: Defender of the Far Universe'' (aka ''Lion Voltron'') and ''Voltron: Defender of the Near Universe'' (aka ''Vehicle Voltron''), occupied completely different storylines. Eventually, additional episodes of ''Lion Voltron'' were made with all-new footage from Toei Animation, which were not based on anything from ''[=GoLion=]''. A special called "Fleet of Doom", featuring ''both'' Voltrons, was also produced in this way.
29th Jul '16 3:48:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted oh so many times, but that's what happens when you get DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains.

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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted oh so many times, but that's what happens when you get DangerouslyGenreSavvy CombatPragmatist villains.
26th Jul '16 5:14:37 PM TitoMosquito
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* AdaptedOut: In ''[=GoLion=]'', Allura's counterpart is said to have older siblings who were killed. In ''Voltron'', Allura is said to be an only child

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* AdaptedOut: In ''[=GoLion=]'', Allura's counterpart is said to have had older siblings who were killed. killed along with her parents. In ''Voltron'', Allura is said appears to be an only childchild. Yet ''someone'' had to have given birth to her niece Larmina.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Averted, if the above trope is of any indication. The heroes' costume color doesn't correspond to their respective lions. Played straight in ''The Third Dimension''.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Averted, if the above trope is of any indication. The Most of the heroes' costume color doesn't correspond to their respective lions. Played straight in ''The Third Dimension''.



* PostScriptSeason: [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff How much more popular was Lion Voltron than GoLion?]] It was so much more popular that World Events Productions actually hired Creator/ToeiAnimation to make 20 new Voltron episodes. Not 20 new [=GoLion=] episodes, 20 new Lion Voltron episodes. That just doesn't happen very often.

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* PostScriptSeason: [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff How much more popular was Lion Voltron than GoLion?]] [=GoLion=]?]] It was so much more popular that World Events Productions actually hired Creator/ToeiAnimation to make 20 new Voltron episodes. Not 20 new [=GoLion=] episodes, 20 new Lion Voltron episodes. That just doesn't happen very often.



* RedOniBlueOni: Lance is the Red Oni- impulsive, confrontational, outspoken, rebellious, even a little aggressive- and pilots the Red Lion... but wears blue uniform and civvies. Keith is the Blue Oni- rational, calm, level-headed, prudent, reasonable... but wears red uniform and civvies, and pilots the Black Lion. Curiously, Keith is the {{Hero}} and {{Standardized Leader}} and very idealistic; while Lance is the {{Lancer}} and much more realistic. Further playing with this trope is that Allura has an even mix of both Red Oni and Blue Oni traits, wears pink outfits, and pilots the Blue Lion--and has a crush on one of these guys.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Lance is the Red Oni- impulsive, confrontational, outspoken, rebellious, even a little aggressive- and pilots the Red Lion... but wears blue uniform and civvies. Keith is the Blue Oni- rational, calm, level-headed, prudent, reasonable... but wears red uniform and civvies, and pilots the Black Lion. Curiously, Keith is the {{Hero}} and {{Standardized Leader}} Standardized Leader and very idealistic; while Lance is the {{Lancer}} and much more realistic. Further playing with this trope is that Allura has an even mix of both Red Oni and Blue Oni traits, wears pink outfits, and pilots the Blue Lion--and has a crush on one of these guys.


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* StormOfBlades: In the second episode, after the team crash-landed on Arus, they're suddenly bombarded with a storm of spears, thrown by the scared natives believing them to be Zarkon's men. Keith tries to tell them they're friends, but they continue to throw at them. Until Hunk had enough and chase them deep into the cave.
29th Jun '16 11:50:07 PM southpaw2977
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** Also Voltron himself. When the Voltron team first arrives on planet Aeris, the planet has only just been ripped to shreds by Zarkon - despite the fact that the leadership knew where the lions were and had already built a complicated transit network to get to them, and ''someone'' must have surely known the keys were buried with the King - yet no one handed the keys over to their best pilots and told them to form Voltron.

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** Also Voltron himself. When the Voltron team first arrives on planet Aeris, Arus, the planet has only just been ripped to shreds by Zarkon - despite the fact that the leadership knew where the lions were and had already built a complicated transit network to get to them, and ''someone'' must have surely known the keys were buried with the King - yet no one handed the keys over to their best pilots and told them to form Voltron.
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