Characters / Voltron

These are the characters from the original Voltron series.

NOTE: Tropes related to Third Dimension and Voltron Force are below. Tropes relating specifically to Legendary Defender can be found on this page.
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Voltron: Defender of the Far Universe

    Team Voltron 

Commander Keith Kogane

Voiced by Neil Ross (original and Third Dimension), Giles Panton (Voltron Force)
Leader of team Voltron and pilot of the Black Lion.
Tropes associated with Keith:
  • Ace Pilot: The best there is.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!"
  • The Leader: Of the Voltron Force.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Has a Japanese father and a Chinese mother.
  • Official Couple: With Allura. Force confirms it. After giving up her position on the team to be Queen of Arus full-time, she starts suggesting to Keith that he pass on his position as well... so he can become King.
  • Red Is Heroic: His suit in the original Voltron, before wearing black to match his Lion.
  • Ship Tease: With Allura
  • Space Police

Lance Charles McClain

Voiced by Michael Bell (original and Third Dimension), Andrew Francis (Voltron Force)

Pilot of the Red Lion and second-in-command.
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Sven Holgersson

Voiced by Michael Bell (original), Alan Marriott (Voltron Force)

Pilot of the Blue Lion.
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Hunk (Tsuyoshi Garrett)

Voiced by Lennie Weinrib (original), Kevin Michael Richardson (Third Dimension), Ty Olsson (Voltron Force)

Pilot of the Yellow Lion. The Big Guy.
Tropes associated with Hunk:
  • Acrofatic: While not necessarily fat fat, Hunk was a bit chubby in his original Voltron series depiction.
  • Big Eater: Keith once told everyone to dig into a large banquet. Hunk tries to literally dig in, with a shovel.
  • The Big Guy: He's the largest, and strongest member of the team. Notably he's fairly smart.
  • Epic Flail: "Form Blazing Something!" Rock Wrecking Maces!
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Genius Bruiser: While not as smart as Pidge, Hunk is rather intelligent, and is a mechanic.
  • Mr. Fixit

Pidge (Darrell Stoker in the pre-DreamWorks Animation programs)

Voiced by Neil Ross (original), Billy West (Third Dimension), Samuel Vincent (Voltron Force)

Pilot of the Green Lion. The Kid Hero.
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Princess Allura

Voiced by B.J. Ward (original and Third Dimension), Ashleigh Ball (Voltron Force)

Allura is the princess of planet Arus. She becomes pilot of the Blue Lion after Sven is no longer able to do so.
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Voiced by Peter Cullen (original), Michael Bell (Third Dimension), Ron Halder (Voltron Force)

Coran is Allura's royal advisor, and is in charge of the Castle Control. He also advises the Voltron Force when need be.
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Voiced by B.J. Ward

Nanny is Allura's over-protective... well, nanny. Like Coran, Nanny fusses over Allura's safety and is bent on keeping her away from danger.
Tropes associated with Nanny:

  • Out of Focus: She appears in the fewest number of episodes and disappeared almost completely near the end. And she doesn't appear in any of the sequel series, despite being...
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She survived in Voltron, but died in GoLion.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Sometimes has this attitude towards Allura.

The Space Mice

The Space Mice are pastel-colored mice who are Princess Allura's friends. They are often mischievous, but also helpful.
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The computer leader of the Galaxy Alliance in Voltron: The Third Dimension.
Tropes associated with Amalgamus:
  • Expy: Probably unintentional, but he has a resemblance to Robby the Robot.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He trusts King Zarkon more than he does the Voltron Force. It was the result of his reprogramming by Zarkon.
  • Jerkass: Towards the Voltron Force, especially Lance. Only because Zarkon reprogrammed him to distrust and condemn them.
  • Lord Error-Prone: He's more talk than action for most of The Third Dimension. Once restored to his original programming, he quickly throws this off.
  • Meaningful Name: His circuits are connected to the leaders of all 900 planets of the Galaxy Alliance. His decisions reflect their amalgamated views.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the time. Especially after the Voltron Force restored him to his original Voltron-allied programming.



Voltron is a giant sentient robot composed of five robot lions (Black, Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow) joined together.


Prince/King Lotor

Voiced by Lennie Weinrib (original), Tim Curry (Third Dimension), Mark Hildreth (Voltron Force)

Lotor is the son of Zarkon and prince of Planet Doom, he often plots to rule in his place with Princess Allura by his side.
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King Zarkon

Voiced by Jack Angel (original), Kevin Michael Richardson (Third Dimension)

King Zarkon of the Planet Doom, was originally the main villain of Voltron and returns as the main villain of Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Tropes associated with Zarkon:
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Though he spares much of it on his throne, when he gets off, he can even beat Lotor.
  • Bad Boss: Must run in the family.
  • Becoming the Mask: During The Third Dimension, when he's pretending to reform, he starts to actually reform and like it. It doesn't last, mind.
  • Big Bad: Early on, he was the Big Bad. Eventually his son Lotor took the job.
  • Duel to the Death: Said to have killed Alfor in one.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Daibazaal is killed near the climax of ''Go Lion." Zarkon on the other hand remains at large.
  • The Starscream: Technically an agent of the Drule empire who took power for himself, and is almost an independent entity.

Witch Haggar

Voiced by B.J. Ward (original)

The witch is the one responsible for creating all of the Ro-Beasts Zarkon uses. She is notorious for using her dark magic to cast hypnotizing spells over people. Haggar has a pet blue cat named Cova.
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  • The Dragon: Is this to Zarkon and eventually Lotor. She is also Co-Dragons with Lotor.

Commander Yurak

Voiced by Jack Angel

Zarkon's original enforcer against the Voltron Force.
Tropes associated with Yurak:
  • The Dragon: The original one to Zarkon. Eventually is killed and replaced by Lotor for the rest of the original series.
  • Eyepatch of Power: His cybernetic eye can considered a futuristic variant of it.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Eventually finds himself on the receiving end of one of Voltron's sword slashes. He promptly explodes.
  • Honor Before Reason: Chose becoming a Robeast over being exiled from the empire. to live in disgrace.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: His arm and eye is robotic. As a Robeast, both his arms are robotic.
  • Killed Off for Real: He becomes a Ro-Beast in the first episode to feature Lotor, and is killed by Voltron at the end of it; he's one of the few characters to die in both the Japanese and American dubs.
  • Meaningful Name: Yurak may be a reference to Yorick, the dead jester from Hamlet, referencing his nature as one of the few main characters to die.
  • Robeast: Was turned into one to redeem his honor, and pitted against Voltron.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: Like Lotor, he bails out when things start going against him until Lotor shows up; a death threat from Zarkon bars him from doing this in his final appearance as a Ro-Beast himself.
  • You Have Failed Me: After failing too many times, Zarkon prepares to exile him, but Lotor's arrival convinces him to give Yurak one final chance. Yurak dies at the end of it


Voiced by Jack Angel

Yurak's replacement, and Lotor's assistant.
Tropes associated with Mogor:
  • Bloodless Carnage: Dies in one, likely the reason why WEP allowed it to slip by.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being used as Lotor's punching bag several times, and Lotor's failure as King, Mogor tries to remove Lotor from power with support from the Drule council. Unfortunately for Mogor, Lotor kills him in a Bloodless Carnage.
  • The Generic Guy: Mogor sticks out the least compared to Yurak, and Cossack. Basically being a standard military man.
  • Killed Off for Real: Lotor jumps on top of him with a Laser Sword. Notably he was replaced in the US exclusive episodes.
  • Military Coup: leads one to rescue Lotor, and overthrow Voltron with the approval of the Drule council. Later when the Drule council finds Lotor ineffective, Mogor leads the military to force Lotor to step down from the throne. It ends poorly for Mogor.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He leads Lotor armies.
  • The Rival: He viewed a hotshot alien pilot known as Karp as this.
  • Yes-Man: To Lotor, who at one point literally steps on Mogor in frustration.

Commander Cossack

Voiced by Jack Angel

The third captain of Doom's armies, a wisecracker with a sense of humor.

Queen Merla

Voiced by Tress MacNeille

Another Drule conqueror who allies with Doom.

Voltron Force

     Team Voltron 


Daniel is one of three new cadets for the Voltron Force. Of Asian descent, he and Vince were once cadets for the Galaxy Alliance until they became the "cadets".
Tropes associated with Daniel:
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's always been a fan of Voltron.
  • The Corruption: Becomes infected with Haggarium while in control of Voltron and swears the other cadets to silence. He uses it to good effect to increase his fighting skills and read the thoughts of the Spider/Wade Robeast in the battle that earned him the Black Lion seat, but it also causes him to become a raging Blood Knight. The end of season one suggests it may have become a case of Comes Great Insanity.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Okay, so Daniel is touted as the Plucky Comic Relief of the cadets, he's always rushing into a fight when even he knows he shouldn't, and is frequently taken down by bad guys with one hit. Digested all that? Well, here's what this same guy is capable of doing when he quits fooling around: Giving Volton a Super Speed boost, not to mention taking out an entire space-station of robot-mooks with minimal back-up.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Gain the role of Black Lion pilot after Keith retires. He loses the position after his inability to work with the others nearly costs them the battle against Maahox. Despite this Keith still believes he will earn the right to lead the team again
  • Ship Tease: With Larmina.
  • Super Speed: Thanks to his Voltcom, he can now run super fast.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Vince.


Vince is one of three new cadets for the Voltron Force. He and Daniel were once cadets for the Galaxy Alliance until recruited by the Voltron Force.
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  • Mind over Manners: He and Daniel develop a mind-link, where they can both hear each others current thoughts. It take them a while to lay out a set of ground rules to avoid confusion in the future.
  • Mysterious Past: He has some kind of power that links him to Voltron, the reason why is currently unknown. Vince's power acts as a "Key" in enabling Voltron to reconfigure each lion to form the main body and give it new powers.


Larmina is one of three new cadets for the Voltron Force. She is Allura's niece and way more gung-ho than her aunt.
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Sky Marshall Wade

Voiced by Garry Chalk

Wade is a dangerous, corrupt official. Originally a Galaxy Alliance cadet, Wade tried to become a Voltron pilot, but he was rejected because the Black Lion found him unworthy.
Tropes associated with Wade:
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Intended to take over Voltron itself and take over the Gallaxy Alliance... he fails.
  • Start of Darkness: Was rejected by the Black Lion as a young man which led to his hatred of the Voltron Force. Considering what he became like later, it was probably a good call on Black's part.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He loves these.


A scientist with knowledge of the occult and genetic manipulation before being sent into exile. Maahox revived Lotor, and became his right hand man.
Tropes associated with Maahox:
  • Big Bad: Manipulates Lotor throughout the entire season to further his own goals.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Manipulates Lotor into gathering all the Haggarium in the galazy so he can use it to turn Castle Doom into a giant Robeat. His first act as the Big Bad is to permanently kill Lotor.



Manset is an alien smuggler and friend of Keith's.
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