History Anime / Voltron

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.
12th Jun '16 11:28:16 PM TitoMosquito
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In TheNewTens, {{Nickelodeon}}[=/=]{{Nicktoons}} brought us ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'', another CGI ''Lion Voltron'' SequelSeries that premiered in spring of 2011. Iticks up [[TimeSkip seven years]] after the original where, after an incident, the lions went crazy and were decommissioned by the Galactic Military. When Lotor comes BackFromTheDead, it's up to the old team and the lions, as well as [[SpaceCadet three new trainees]] to stop his evil plans.

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In TheNewTens, {{Nickelodeon}}[=/=]{{Nicktoons}} brought us ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'', another CGI ''Lion Voltron'' SequelSeries that premiered in spring of 2011. Iticks It picks up [[TimeSkip seven years]] after the original where, after an incident, the lions went crazy and were decommissioned by the Galactic Military. When Lotor comes BackFromTheDead, it's up to the old team and the lions, as well as [[SpaceCadet three new trainees]] to stop his evil plans.
12th Jun '16 12:19:16 PM Monsund
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* AdaptedOut: In ''[=GoLion=]'', Allura's counterpart is said to have older siblings who were offscreen. In ''Voltron'', not a single mention of her siblings were made.
* AlienInvasion

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* AdaptedOut: In ''[=GoLion=]'', Allura's counterpart is said to have older siblings who were offscreen. killed. In ''Voltron'', not a single mention Allura is said to be an only child
* AlienInvasion: The forces
of her siblings were made.
* AlienInvasion
Doom are invading Arus.



* {{Bishounen}}

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* {{Bishounen}}{{Bishounen}}: Lotor is a very pretty man.



* DubNameChange

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* DubNameChangeDubNameChange: Most of the characters, and location.



* FiveManBand: There are two [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] on the team.[[note]]Pidge the ChildProdigy and Hunk the GeniusBruiser.[[/note]]

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* FiveManBand: There are two [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] on Of course the team.[[note]]Pidge characters weren't limited to their positions.[[note]]Hunk the ChildProdigy and Hunk the BigGuy, was also a GeniusBruiser.[[/note]]



** KidAppealCharacter: Pidge

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** KidAppealCharacter: TheSmartGuy: Pidge



* GladiatorGames

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* GladiatorGamesGladiatorGames: Zarkon has a Robeast Arena, with the strongest Robeast usually getting to fight Voltron. At several points, Lotor fights in it, and at one point, [[OrcusOnHisThrone Zarkon himself]] gets in the arena to fight Lotor, and [[AuthorityEqualsAssKicking wins]].



* HumongousMecha
* JustEatGilligan: Why didn't Yorak or whoever devote all or most of their firepower to destroying [[IdiotBall their worst enemy?]] Or at least attacking various parts of the planet, rather than the '''capital city''' right next to the freaking lions? Either you do some damage and avoid Voltron for a while, or better yet split the Voltron Force's numbers and prevent them from even forming him? And supposedly they have massive numbers of robot warriors, so why not use them to tire out the Voltron force with a small but constant barrage? Or sneak in and gas the damn palace?

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* HumongousMecha
HumongousMecha: The Voltron Mecha
* JustEatGilligan: Why didn't Yorak or whoever Yurak devote all or most of their firepower to destroying [[IdiotBall their worst enemy?]] Or at least attacking various parts of the planet, rather than the '''capital city''' right next to the freaking lions? Either you do some damage and avoid Voltron for a while, or better yet split the Voltron Force's numbers and prevent them from even forming him? And supposedly they have massive numbers of robot warriors, so why not use them to tire out the Voltron force with a small but constant barrage? Or sneak in and gas the damn palace?



* {{Mordor}}

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* {{Mordor}}{{Mordor}}: Planet Doom appears to be a black wasteland with skeletons everywhere.



* TheSomethingForce

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* TheSomethingForceTheSomethingForce: The Voltron Force



* TheStarscream

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* TheStarscreamTheStarscream: Lotor desires to overthrow Zarkon and rule himself. At the end of season 1, he accomplishes this.



* WrongInsultOffence: Happens when Allura insults the evil Prince Lotor and Lotor does feel insulted...but for the wrong reasons.

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* WrongInsultOffence: Happens when Allura insults the evil Prince Lotor and Lotor does feel insulted...but for the [[CardCarryingVillain wrong reasons.reasons]].



* TheEmperor: Zeppo, who is technically the BigBad, but rarely shows up, relying on [[TheHeavy Throk]], and [[NobleTopEnforcer Hazar]].



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Voltron itself is afFifteen person team.



* NobodyCanDie: At least in the American dub.

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* NobodyCanDie: At least in In the American dub.dub, the only character confirmed to die was Captain Keyo.



** An angry, bloodthirsty mob storming the Presidential base on Planet Druel were heard screaming "Capture the president! Capture the president!"

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** An angry, bloodthirsty mob storming the Presidential base on Planet Druel Drule were heard screaming "Capture the president! Capture the president!"president!"
** [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villains of the week]] were said to be exiled.
** Quark claimed he'd return, [[SpecialEffectFailure right before his ship exploded]].



* PuppetKing: Emperor Zeppo. Also counts as a ShelteredAristocrat.

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* PuppetKing: Emperor Zeppo.Zeppo is pretty much a pawn of Viceroy Throk. Also counts as a ShelteredAristocrat.



* TheSomethingForce
* StockFootage
* SuperRobot

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* TheSomethingForce
TheSomethingForce: Vehicle Voltron Force.
* StockFootage
StockFootage: The transformation
* SuperRobotSuperRobot: Vehicle Voltron



* WagonTrainToTheStars

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* WagonTrainToTheStarsThouShallNotKill: Notable in one of the last episodes where Throk, and his comrades try to escape Planet Drule. In the original Dairugger, the heroes chased down the fleeing Mecha, and destroyed it, killing Capronero(Throk), and his followers. In Vehicle Voltron, the heroes let it get away because there were people in it, and they were fleeing. Reasoning that Voltron is a defender.
* WagonTrainToTheStars: Vehicle Voltron is composed of several flying Vans.
11th Jun '16 9:24:32 PM Ryulong
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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 (a plot device that would be heavily reused later in the first season of ''Power Rangers''). 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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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 (a plot device that would be heavily reused later in the first season of ''Power Rangers'').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).
10th Jun '16 3:11:58 PM WillKeaton
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In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a newly "reimagined" series, was announced by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation. A ContinuityReboot for the franchise, its first thirteen episodes will be available on June 10, 2016. In the meantime, 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 announced released by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation. A ContinuityReboot Creator/DreamworksAnimation, which acts as a reboot for the franchise, its first thirteen episodes will be available on June 10, 2016. In the meantime, 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
9th Jun '16 10:32:32 AM MarcoPolo250
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In more recent Voltron continuation news, there's {{Nickelodeon}}[=/=]{{Nicktoons}}' ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'', another CGI ''Lion Voltron'' SequelSeries that premiered in spring of 2011. It picks up [[TimeSkip seven years]] after the original. After an incident, the lions went crazy and were decommissioned by the Galactic Military, but when Lotor comes BackFromTheDead, it's up to the old team and the lions, as well as [[SpaceCadet three new trainees]] to stop his evil plans. In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a new "reimagined" Voltron series was announced by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation. In the meantime, a select amount of episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', and English subbed ''[=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. The full series of ''Voltron Force'' is also available on Netflix and ''Voltron: Legendary Defender'' will be available on Netflix on June 10, 2016.

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In more recent Voltron continuation news, there's {{Nickelodeon}}[=/=]{{Nicktoons}}' TheNewTens, {{Nickelodeon}}[=/=]{{Nicktoons}} brought us ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'', another CGI ''Lion Voltron'' SequelSeries that premiered in spring of 2011. It picks Iticks up [[TimeSkip seven years]] after the original. After original where, after an incident, the lions went crazy and were decommissioned by the Galactic Military, but when Military. When Lotor comes BackFromTheDead, it's up to the old team and the lions, as well as [[SpaceCadet three new trainees]] to stop his evil plans. plans.

In 2016, ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', a new newly "reimagined" Voltron series series, was announced by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/DreamworksAnimation. A ContinuityReboot for the franchise, its first thirteen episodes will be available on June 10, 2016. In the meantime, a select amount of episodes from ''Lion Voltron'', ''Vehicle Voltron'', ''Voltron: The ''The Third Dimension'', ''Voltron Force'', and English subbed 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. The full series of ''Voltron Force'' is can also available be streamed in its entirety on Netflix and ''Voltron: Legendary Defender'' will be available on Netflix on June 10, 2016.
Netflix
5th Jun '16 9:44:34 AM WolfThunder
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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".

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'''''Voltron''''' is a CombiningMecha cartoon, created in 1984 by combining the Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} animes''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' 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".
13th May '16 4:58:42 PM WillKeaton
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While changes to ''Voltron'' were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. arkon (''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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While changes to ''Voltron'' were not as severe as those made to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. arkon 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.
13th May '16 4:57:56 PM WillKeaton
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While changes to ''Voltron'' were not as severe as those made to''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. arkon (''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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While changes to ''Voltron'' were not as severe as those made to''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', alterations were made to fit the two series together. arkon (''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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