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A SequelSeries to the original 1984 ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Defender of the Universe]]'' story, ''Voltron Force'' aired on the Creator/{{Nicktoons}} Network from June 2011 to April 2012.

After [[NeverSayDie defeating]] the evil King Lotor years prior, the Voltron Lions went berserk during a celebration, killing none but terrifying all, and leading to their decommissioning as part of the Galactic Military. But when an exiled occult scientist finds a way to revive Lotor, the Lions are needed once again.

The Voltron Force, including a trio of new cadets, will journey to new worlds, find new powers, and uncover ancient secrets in their newest battle to save the universe!

Take a look at the [[Characters/{{Voltron}} Character Sheet]]!

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!!Tropes in this series:
* EightiesHair: When Keith first appears, he's still sporting the mullet he wore in the original series. Lance mocks his sense of style. Keith has it cut before the next episode.
* ActionGirl: Larmina. Allura has her moments, but not as much as her niece.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Lance's originally brown hair now is more reddish, and Hunk, who originally had black hair, now has brown hair. Keith now has bluish-black hair and blue eyes, making him look oddly like Devil's Due comic version of Sven.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pidge and Hunk
* AirVentPassageway: Used by Keith to sneak into an enemy building in the premier.
* TheAlcatraz: The Void, where the most dangerous criminals and Wade's enemies are held.
* AnimalMecha: The Lions that form Voltron.
** Also shades of MechanicalLifeForms and BondCreatures, as "Rogue Trip" shows them behaving with minds of their own, and Keith notes that they "bond with their pilots".
* AncientGrome: Pidge points out that Poseidon and Neptune aren't the same mythic god, they're similar, but one was of Greek and one was of Roman descent.
-->'''Allura, Keith, and Lance in unison''': Not now, Pidge!
* {{Animesque}}: Given that it is a sequel to an anime in the first place...
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Haggarium from the Haggarian Quasar.
* AsYouKnow: Daniel bothers explaining who Sven is and what originally happened to him to a team of people who knew him already.
* AscendedFanboy: Daniel was/is a huge fan of Voltron and the team. He even talks about owning a Lance action figure at one point.
** In "Ghost in the Lion" he geeks out when [[spoiler: Sven joins with the other pilots to form Voltron, citing that the original Voltron Force is together again]].
* TheAtoner: Cloak, the creator of the Void Generator. He wanted to make cloaking tech for commercial use but Wade forced him to make it for the military. Wade then invaded Cloak's home-planet.
* BackFromTheDead: King Lotor (multiple times)
* {{Badass}}: Some characters.
** The Lion-Riders of planet Ariel.
* BadassBeard: Sven now sports one.
* BadassPrincess: Allura and her niece Larmina. Though Larmina's royal title is actually "Lady".
** [[spoiler: Allura graduates to Badass ''Queen'', during "Roots of Evil."]]
* BerserkButton: Want to seriously piss off Keith and Lance? Threaten Allura or put her in danger.
* {{BFS}}: The Blazing Sword
* BigBrotherMentor: The Voltron Force, especially Lance, are Big Brother/Big Sister mentors to the cadets.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Lion Riders, in episode 13.
* BigNo: In "Dradin, Baby, Dradin", when Boss Dread's Drules blew-up the all-you-can-eat-buffet both Manset and Hunk cried out.
* BlackBestFriend: Odd case in where the Black guy is the best friend of an Asian guy.
* BookEnds: The end of "Defenders of the Universe" has Daniel piloting the Black Lion and the seat changed then Daniel pulls ahead. "Black" ends similarly but extends it, [[spoiler:showing his Haggarium affection and attacking the others]].
* CastingGag: This isn't the first time an [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus]] [[Anime/TransformersArmada Prime]] was a member of the Galaxy Alliance.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Keith: StandardizedLeader ----> TookALevelInBadass
** Lance: Hot-Headed Rebel ----> CoolTeacher
** Allura: FauxActionGirl ----> True ActionGirl and BadassPrincess
** In-series happens to [[TheBigGuy Hunk]]. In the first few episodes he was mostly silent (bordering LivingProp) except for a few one liners here and there. Then came the episode [[ADayInTheLimelight "The Hunkyard"]] and all of a sudden he becomes very talkative, develops a DumbMuscle personality, (in a good way) and extreme over enthusiasm.
* ChekhovsGun: The hole in the center of the Black Lion.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: The end of "Black", [[spoiler:Daniel attacks the others with the Black Lion]].
* CombiningMecha: The titular mecha, just like the original. But it acquires new transformations with other lions serving as the robot's centerpiece.
** And by the Season Two episode "Rogue Trip", the cadets upgraded their junkyard mechs to form their own CombiningMecha, nicknamed "Awesometron".[[spoiler: It is destroyed in the episode "I, Voltron" in order to defeat the Wade-Kala "Lider" robeast, albeit temporarily.]]
* CompositeCharacter: ''Voltron Force''[='s=] Voltron is a mix from the [[Anime/{{Voltron}} original series']] Voltron and ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'''s Voltron and its "Stealth Mode". ''Voltron Force''[='s=] Voltron is not as block-like as the original series' version but is more streamlined like the ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'' version's "Stealth Mode" yet retains its ChestInsignia and red wings.
** This incarnation of Voltron is able to have [[MultiFormBalance different abilities depending on which Lion is the head]]. Thus it has the traits of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the proposed but unproduced]] Voltron 3rd series, a.k.a. "Gladiator" Voltron, that would have been adapted from ''Anime/{{Albegas}}''.
* ContinuityCameo: Pidge's brother Chip, the pilot of the Advance Recon Helicopter (#4) that becomes the left upper arm of Vehicle Voltron, appears in the episode "Brains".
** Allura's Nanny appears at the end of the episode "Ghost in the Lion".
* ContinuityNod: The Voltcoms can materialize a flight suit over the wearer's clothes. This was a homage to the original lion series, where the Voltron lion pilots would somehow get into their flight suits after reaching the rail shuttles but before the shuttles take them to the lions.
** The slots in the lions' cockpit where the keys go in from the original series are still there, they are just covered by the Voltcom remote start add-on.
** Sven's Haggarium infection comes from the bite wound he received that took him out of action from the original series from Haggar's blue cat Cova.
** In "Joyride to Doom" Lotor smashes a statue of his father, King Zarkon, the BigBad of the original series.
** The Castle of Lions' spaceship mode in "Black".
* ConspicuousCGI: Similar in appearance to ''SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'', but it works almost as well as it did on ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''.
* CoolBike: Daniel's personal vehicle.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Wade, though only the Voltron Force seems to actually care.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The Voltron Force, cadets and Lions
** Keith: Black Lion and costume.
** Lance: Red Lion and costume.
** Allura: Blue Lion and costume.
** Pidge: Green Lion and costume.
** Hunk: Yellow Lion and costume.
*** Daniel Vince and Larmina wear gray costumes.
* CutShort: The series ended on April 25 with the episode "Black". [[spoiler: Which itself ends with Vince ominously noting something wrong with Daniel, just before he attacks the other pilots with Black Lion.]]
* DeathIsCheap: At least for Lotor.
** [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal Until the end of season one, anyway...]]]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Maahox
* DisproportionateRetribution: Wade takes his "anti-Voltron" policy at the Academy ''very'' seriously -- Danny (and Vince) received latrine duty for a month just for asking about the subject, and Pidge joked that Danny could be expelled for possessing an old photo of the team members.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: The Hunkyard. Pidge even mentions how Hunk thinks nobody else knows about the area full of scrap metal he's collected.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EvilKnockoff: Wade extensively studied the Black Lion so he could make his own copies of the technology, including a gigantic Grey Lion (large as Voltron itself) posessing MoreDakka, and several other robot lions patrolling his moon base. He also created smaller human scale versions.
** Maahox created 5 Robeasts that can combine into the Voltron-like "Predator Robeast."
* EvilPlan: Wade's plan in episode 4, "Coran, Coran". He wanted to destroy the Castle of the Lion, ruining the possibility of recharging the Lions, and/or kill the Voltron Force with his [[DeathTrap trap]] on the [[SpaceBase Moon]] [[SupervillainLair base]]. [[SpannerInTheWorks Thanks to the Cadets]], ''both'' parts of the plan failed.
* FieryRedhead: Larmina, and actually, adorably so.
* FighterLaunchingSequence: In contrast to the ''[=DoTU=]'' series, this is averted in almost all episodes.
* FirstNameBasis: The Voltron Force mostly call each other by them. Hunk lampshades that he forgets that they have last names in "Cross Signals".
* FiveManBand: The original five Lion Force Voltron pilots.
** TheHero: Keith
** TheLancer: Lance (appropriately named)
** TheSmartGuy: Pidge
** TheBigGuy: Hunk
** TheChick: Allura
* FollowTheLeader: Possibly a coincidence, but there's quite a few similarities to ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', such as [[MeleeATrois the multiple sides]], one being led by a GeneralRipper and another using crazy fauna as soldiers. But then you could argue that ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' took plenty of cues from the original ''Voltron''...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Since "Dark Blue," Green Center has been constantly alluded to.
** And it's seen the light of day on episode 14 basically as a sword-and-shield-totin', masked ninja Voltron.
*** Which, along with his [[FumaShuriken Voltcom weapon]], could be seen as foreshadowing towards the people of his home planet being tech ninjas.
* FourStarBadass: Wade is a villainous example.
* FutureSlang: "Snart" is a derogative used in a variety of ways.
* GenreSavvy: Vince spends most "Brains" rattling off zombie movie tropes that relate to the team's current situation.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Aside of Lotor, Yellow Lion features a slash mark across its left eye.
* GreenEyedMonster[=/=]TheResenter: The reason why Wade hates Voltron? [[spoiler:[[RefusedByTheCall As a cadet he was passed over as a pilot for Voltron.]] It didn't help that the Voltron Force became its pilot only by discovering the robot rather than earning it through hard work as he had.]]
* HardLight: The weapons made by Voltcoms.
** In "Inside the Music" [[spoiler: Pidge's band Stereolactic is made up of himself and holograms. Larmina uses these HardLight projections to defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek]].
* HotBlooded: Hunk.
* HumongousMecha: Voltron itself.
* HypocriticalHumor: Keith asks a random guy, "What kind of creep brings a weapon to a concert for peace?" ...then assaults him with a LaserBlade. It was a ''camera'', dude.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy
* ImportantHaircut: Keith.
* InstantArmor: The Voltcoms can create them.
** Sven's Haggarium infection allows him to create some sort of "Black Ice Armor".
* InvisibilityCloak: The appropriately named Kloak.
** Allura's Voltcom gives her this.
* {{Invocation}}: Besides the classic "form, feet and legs..." one, there's "Form [color] center!" for mode changes, and various commands for summoning weapons:
** Keith: Form, [[CoolSword Blazing Sword]]!
** Lance: Draw, [[{{BFG}} Magma Pistols]]!
** Hunk: [[EpicFlail Rock Wrecking Maces]]!
** Allura: Form, [[ProngsOfPoseidon Titanic Trident]]!
** Pidge: Form, [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Boomerang Shield]]!
** The cadets yell "Let's Voltron!" when they form "Awsometron".
* ItsPersonal: Both Keith and Lance agree that Wade crossed the line when he lured Allura into a trap under the guise of diplomacy.
* KilledMidSentence: Lotor by Red Voltron's "Blazing Guns"[[note]] Officially called Magma Pistols in the episode "Lion Riders Return"[[/note]]. He completed what he said after he was revived.
--> '''King Lotor''': Today is the day that I -\\
(Gets shot by Blazing Guns)(Lotor Screams)\\
(After getting revived by Maahox) '''King Lotor''': Destroy Voltron! (hits face on the inside of the chamber)
* KingOfBeasts: The Lions, of course.
* [[KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy My Dad Knows A Guy Who Knows A Guy]]: How Dudley says he got things like Keith's blaster
* KryptoniteFactor: Haggarium to Voltron.
** KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Seriously. When malfunctioning robots and the CorruptCorporateExecutive can gain easy access to it but the heroes need to travel to the villains home world (and get captured and nearly killed) just to get a sample, you know something is wrong.[[spoiler: It is revealed in the episode "I, Voltron" that when the spider-Kala robeast merged with Wade's mentally controlled lion to make the "Lider" robeast they gained a mental link and subconsciously coordinated with each other since then, with Wade learning of Haggariun from Kala.]]
* LampshadeHanging: The entire episode with the Robeast fast enough to interrupt Voltron's combination. Daniel's comment about it taking 36 seconds to form Voltron... well, time out both the original transformation and the ''Voltron Force'' transformation (not taking the "Activate interlock!" part into consideration), and they're each that long.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Hunk's yellow lion, as part of their more individualistic look compared to the original.
* LeaderFormsTheHead: Played with; Voltron has different forms depending on which lion forms the torso and head.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Vince has one that plays whenever he uses his power. The first time he uses his power he actually interrupts the music to tell the cadets that can do this now.
* LetsGetDangerous: Implied in Lance and Keith's conversation at the end of "Hungry for Voltron" where they decide to permanently end their fight with Wade after he "crosses a line," presumably by trapping and trying to kill Allura.
* LimitedWardrobe: The heroes seem to wear their pilot suits 24/7.
** Except for a few times they wear other clothes like in the episodes "New School Defenders"[[note]]Lance, Pidge, and Hunk in Galactic Alliance academy staff uniform (the later two only in a picture). Keith wore some shorts and a t-shirt when meeting with Manset. Allura was wearing a dress when she meets up with Lance, Daniel, and Vince.[[/note]], "Dark Blue"[[note]]Daniel, Vince, and Allura in their sleep wear.[[/note]], "Wanted and Unwanted"[[note]]Daniel and Keith wear some prison clothing after they are captured.[[/note]], "Rogue Trip"[[note]]Keith wore safari gear while hunting the Black Lion on Arus. Larmina wore baseball clothing while watching a baseball game when she was on Earth.[[/note]] and "Ghost in the Lion."[[note]]All were wearing beachwear at the beginning of the episode.[[/note]]
* LivingADoubleLife: [[spoiler: Pidge]] is the leader of the galaxies most popular band, [=StereoLactic=].
* MadScientist: Maahox
* MagicalNegro: Vince is even called "magic man" in light of his mech-empowering ability.
* MechaMooks: Wade proudly prefers machines over living soldiers.
** And in one episode, a MechaMook disguised as [[spoiler: Coran]] infiltrated the castle to blow it up.
* MoreHeroThanThou: Keith and Lance arguing who gets to rescue Coran from Wade's abandoned moon base.
* MotionCaptureMecha: In the episode "The Hunkyard", noting how Larmina is marginally claustrophobic inside the Lions, Hunk builds her a junkyard rig with an open-air cockpit and cable system that drives in whichever direction she is leaning, and whose 'legs' she can steer with arm gestures. It is later upgraded with holographic motion trackers and other features as seen in "Rogue Trip".
** [[spoiler: How Wade controls Voltron.]]
* MythologyGag: In "The Hunkyard", the cadets get helmets identical to the ones from the original series.
** The suits the Voltcoms form when the wearer is in unfriendly environments, like space or deep water, have helmets that look like a lion's head similar to the helmets the Voltron Force wore in ''VoltronTheThirdDimension.''
** In "Ghost in the Lion," Daniel asks "Who's flying Blue Lion?" when he sees Blue running around without Allura. "Who's Flyin' Blue Lion?" was the title of an original series episode which, like "Ghost in the Lion," saw Blue's original pilot, Sven, returning to, well, fly Blue Lion.
** The music video at the beginning of "Dradin, Baby, Dradin" is a revamped version of the original series' opening. Allura thinks the music is a bit much.
* MultiFormBalance: The different head switches.
** JackOfAllStats: Black
** LightningBruiser: Red
** MightyGlacier: Yellow
** GlassCannon: Blue
** StoneWall: Green
* NeverSayDie: Averted twice in less than fifteen minutes.
--> '''Sky Marshal Wade''': [[BlatantLies "Lotor is dead!"]]
--> (''later'') '''Vince''': "I like the simulators--all the fun of flying, none of the death."
** MAJORLY averted when Wade said "suicidal". And to a lesser extent, "demise".
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The Baltans of Balto, the home planet of Pidge and Chip, are Ninja Scientists.
** Maahox drained their brains to get information on Voltron, the side-effects turned them into Ninja Scientist Zombies.
*** Being from planet Balto, it could even be stretched out to HumanAlien Ninja Scientist Zombies.
** Lotor's armor turns him into a Samurai Robeast.
* NobodyPoops: While generally played straight, Daniel and Vince are put on the academy's "latrine duty" during the pilot, which Lance has them exploit to steal Sky Marshal Wade's badge, noting that Wade does ''everything'' on a schedule, including restroom breaks.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: A couple of Voltron's alternate formations. Yellow Center has no decorative wings in standard mode[[note]]Instead, they can be deployed as emergency-recharge solar panels[[/note]], and Green Center has a faceplate.
** Oddly, Black Center could count, as well; none of the other formations have the trademark horns formed from their ears.
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: One creepy fic about Allura, anyway.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The only reason the combined robeasts didn't finish off Voltron because Lotor wants the honor for himself.
* OpeningShoutOut: The cadets yell "Let's Voltron!" when they form "Awsometron". "Let's Voltron!" comes from the opening theme done by Swizz Beatz.
* PantheraAwesome: The Lions.
* PapaWolf: Sven.
* ParentalAbandonment: The cadet's parents are neither seen nor mentioned.
** [[NoNameGiven Sven's son]] suffers this at the end of "Ghost in the Lion". Sven becomes a DisappearedDad forced to live on Crydor to slow the Haggarium infection with the planet's cold climate. The child's mother[[note]]If one goes by the original series, her identity is probably Princess Romelle, Allura's cousin.[[/note]] is [[MissingMom neither seen nor mentioned]] in the episode.
*** WordOfGod says that Romelle is the mother but wasn't mentioned for time restraints.
* PassingTheTorch: Over the course of three episodes toward the end of the first season, [[spoiler:Larmina, Vince, and Daniel get promoted to lion pilots; Blue, Green, and Black, respectively.]]
** [[spoiler:Daniel later is temporarily relieved of the black key at the end of "Black". Looks like they should have kept it from him longer...]]
* PimpedOutCar: In "Dradin, Baby, Dradin", the Black Lion was stolen and was pimped out with spinners, a HotPaintJob, stereo system, and fuzzy dice.
* PlanetOfHats: The entirety of Pidge's home planet, are tech genius ninjas.
** Sven's world Crydor, [[SingleBiomePlanet an ice planet]], was inhabited by descendants of vikings until they moved off-world when the climate became too harsh.
* PlotHole: Who are Larmina's parents? Voltron Force says that Larmina - a young teenager - is Allura's niece. BUT in the original, Allura was an only child. If this series takes place 5-7 years after the original, then not enough time has passed for Romelle (Allura's cousin) and Sven to have a teenage daughter. Possibly a SeriesContinuityError as well--''Voltron Force'' may be somewhat of a reboot, but there should still be an explanation.
* PowerGlows: Vince
* PrincessesPreferPink: Averted at first. While Allura was the full-on [[SuperSentai Pink Ranger]] in the original series, she wears blue in both her civilian wardrobe and Voltron uniform; the color of her Lion. She changes back to pink in "The Army of One."
* PsychicLink: At the end of "I, Voltron," [[spoiler: Daniel and Vince]].
** Later, [[spoiler: Daniel and Lotor]]
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: Daniel's eyes, and in the first six or so episodes [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow his hair]].
* RaceAgainstTheClock: During Episode 4, when the Voltron force has to rescue Coran from Wade's moon base. Even on their way out, Wade taunts that they're not going to escape in time.
* RaceLift: Type two with Keith, whose skin is significantly darker than in the original series.
* RecklessSidekick: Larmina has her moments but Daniel fits this so well that when Vince did something extremely reckless [[LampshadeHanging Lance actually told him he was being "Daniel" instead of using the word reckless.]]
* {{Robeast}}: But of course, and they're still Lotor's favored weapons of mass destruction.
** Wade gets in on the fun, though his creations are HumongousMecha reverse-engineered from the lions.
* RocketPunch: Voltron's Lion Head attack. [[spoiler: The means by which Maahox is defeated when the Blazing Sword fails]].
* RuleOfCool: When Danny and Vince meet Pidge and Hunk, Hunk is using a welding torch... and Pidge points out he isn't actually welding anything. Hunk acknowledges this, saying he just wanted to make a "cool introduction for the cadets".
* SamuraiInNinjaTown: Literally in "Brains" when Lotor in Samurai armor invades Pidge's homeplanet of which the whole population are tech ninjas.
* ScarsAreForever: Even when Lotor comes back to life, the scars he received from the first time the Voltron Force killed him with the Blazing Sword are still there.
* SendInTheClones: In "The Army of One", Maahox created a clone army of Lothors, [[spoiler: unfortunately their egos made them fight each other]].
* ShapeshifterBaggage: While the five lions are all relatively the same size as each other, whichever lion forms the centerpiece of Voltron's robot mode becomes noticeably larger as a result and the Black Lion decreases size as well when it becomes a leg or arm.
* ShoutOut: Larmina and Hunk's favorite band, Stereo-Lactic, is visually reminiscent of Music/DaftPunk, with all the members wearing cyberpunk face-obscuring helmets.
** One scene has Voltron averting a nasty fall by [[Anime/AstroBoy firing up rockets with all four limbs.]]
** When Larmina helps Voltron finish the Samurai Robeast in "Brains" she declares it a "[[MortalKombat Flawless Victory]]."
* TheSomethingForce
* SpiritAdvisor: The ghost of King Alfor, like in the original series, for Allura and now Vince.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The Predator Robeast seems to be this to [[FanNickname Lo-Tron]], which appeared in the ''Fleet of Doom'' movie.
* StealthPun: Wades WeaponOfChoice when he takes control of Voltron. Complete with comment:
-->'''Wade:''' "The lion becomes the tamer."
* StrawFan: Dudley.
* StupidEvil: Wade is aggravatingly stupid evil all the time, especially since he has no other stated motives than money and power.
** Taken to utterly absurd lengths in Episode 13, when [[spoiler:Wade hijacks Voltron]] and doesn't even think about you know, KILLING THE HEROES. [[spoiler:This act of utter stupidity is what leads to his capture and subsequent arrest]]
*** Justified and lampshaded in the same episode when Coran explains Wade's backstory.
*** Further justified by what we learn in "I, Voltron".
* TakeThat: A rather brutal one against fans of the classic series who dislike the cadets. Episode 15, "Dudley, Voltron's Biggest Fan" is about an obnoxiously voiced fanboy of Voltron's classic adventures (IE: The original series) who runs around wearing Keith's old outfit, complete with helmet, insults changes like the Voltcoms, writes creepy Princess Allura fan fiction, and [[spoiler: pilots of a replica of Voltron that resembles its 80's design]]. WordOfGod states this episode was conceived prior to the series debut anticipating a backlash against the cadets and Voltcoms.
** That same episode also has a slightly lighter one against ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. When the cadets are trying to decide what to call their new robot, Daniel's suggestion of "Voltronimus Prime" is shot down by Larmina as only ''semi-''cool.
* TankGoodness: Vince's personal vehicle.
* ThemeTuneCameo: One of the original ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' theme shows up during the Black Lion's escape in the pilot. Similarly, the original title theme to ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' shows up in a [[VariableMix hardcore heavy metal remix]] when Hunk becomes head of Voltron and uses giant maces against the scrapheap monster. Episode 13 uses the original theme without any remixing is during Voltron's formation.
* ThemeTuneRap: Yes, it has one, done by professional rapper Swizz Beatz.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: The "escape" Wade provides the prisoners of the Void.
* TimeSkip: Set seven years after the original series, during which the five Lions were mothballed (one confiscated) with the team forbidden from using them again, and any positive regard for the Voltron force driven fiercely underground.
* TokenMinority: Vince is Black. Daniel is Asian.
* TookALevelInBadass: Allura in the fourth episode.
** Mahox. [[spoiler: Killing Lotor (''for good'') and jetting off in a freaking ''castle sized RoBeast.'']]
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: The episode "Flash Forms a Go!" involves them being unable to combine the Lions because the MonsterOfTheWeek keeps bashing them apart.
** Actually discussed in the episode itself on how the enemies never attacked when Voltron was transforming before.
* TrueCompanions: Explicitly invoked by the adult members of the Voltron Force at least every second episode.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The three cadets, Daniel, Vince, and Larmina.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Sky Marshal Wade's overall goal for the Alliance.
* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: The inside of the Lions' cockpits are ridiculously roomy.
* UnPaused: Lotor gets such a moment after getting KilledMidSentence, then coming BackFromTheDead.
* VillainousCrush: Carrying over from the original series, Lotor still most definitely has the hots for Allura.
* WeaponOfChoice: The [[GreenLanternRing Voltcoms]] form weapons depending on their wielder.
** AnAxeToGrind: Sven's Haggarium infection allows him to create them.
*** DualWielding
** Archer[=/=]EnergyBow, WhipItGood: Allura
** DropTheHammer: Hunk
** EpicFlail: Yellow Voltron's weapon, DualWielding VariableLengthChain Rock Wrecking Maces.
** FuumaShuriken: Pidge, though smaller than the usual example.
** GoodOldFisticuffs: Lance
** GunsAkimbo: Lance's Voltcom, and by extension, Red Voltron's Magma Pistols.
** HeroesPreferSwords: Keith with his Voltcom blades, and the Blazing Sword of Black Voltron.
*** CoolSword
*** DualWielding
*** ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge
*** LaserBlade
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Green Voltron's Boomerang Shield. As the name implies, it can also be [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks thrown]] as a DeadlyDisc. (Green's also been seen to use the Blazing Sword, but it seems to mainly be a back-up weapon for it.)
** ProngsOfPoseidon: Blue Voltron's Titanic Trident. Allura even calls it "Poseidon-esque" during its introduction.
*** DoubleWeapon
** SimpleStaff: Larmina. Turns into a {{nunchaku}} and [[BladeOnAStick a spear]].
** SuperEmpowering: Vince doesn't get a weapon, but arguably has [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower the strongest power]], given that he enables Voltron's mode changes and lets it overcome the Haggarium KryptoniteFactor.
*** Vince also has PsychicPowers such as: MindOverMatter (in the episode "[[IncrediblyLamePun Coran, Coran]]"), {{Technopath}} (in the episode "Dark Blue").
*** [[HollywoodHacking Hollywood Weaponized Hacking]]: This is pretty much his ''weapon'', given that he's made MechaMooks turn against their fellows with his power.
** WolverineClaws: Daniel's Voltcom. Includes [[GrapplingHookGun grappling claw-lines]], a FlechetteStorm ability, and SuperSpeed.
** WhipItGood: Wade produces this [[spoiler: when he takes control of Voltron]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Commander Kala spider robeast was last seen at the end of "Defenders of the Universe" rebuilding herself. She doesn't reappear until "I, Voltron", 18 episodes later.
* WhoIsDriving
* WrapAroundBackground: Lampshaded by Larmina and Allura in the episode "Brains" as the Voltron Force runs through a mall to escape the Baltans. Lance justifies it by saying all malls have multiples of the same stores.
* TheWorfEffect: Every encounter the titular robot has with a robeast who is a physical threat to Voltron is an example of this.
** In the episode "Clash of the Lions", TheWorfEffect is demonstrated when [[spoiler: Vince fails to retake control of Voltron with his powers the first time he tries]].
* XanatosSpeedChess: Keith's plan in episode 9, "Wanted and Unwanted". Things kept getting worse for Keith, and he remained always one move ahead of Wade, ending in putting Wade in "check" at the tip of the Blazing Sword.
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