Characters / Voltron

These are the characters from the original Voltron series.


NOTE: Tropes related to Voltron Force and Legendary Defender are below. Legendary Defender also has its own page.

Team Voltron

Commander Keith Kogane

Voiced by Neil Ross (original and Third Dimension), Giles Panton (Voltron Force), Steven Yeun (Legendary Defender)

Leader of team Voltron and pilot of the Black Lion.
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Lance Charles McClain

Voiced by Michael Bell (original and Third Dimension), Andrew Francis (Voltron Force), Jeremy Shada (Legendary Defender)

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.
Tropes associated with Sven:

  • Artistic Age: He's supposed to be in his teens. Yet he looks (and acts) like someone in their mid twenties.
  • Bishōnen
  • Composite Character: He was two twin brothers in the original Japanese version.
  • Guile Hero
  • Put on a Bus: Injured by Haggar in an early episode and sent to a medical planet to recover, while Allura takes over his lion temporarily. Her takeover becomes permanent when Zarkon attacks that medical planet offscreen and recaptures Sven.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Twice, due to being a Composite Character!
    • Whereas Takeshi died in the sixth episode of GoLion and his Backup Twin Ryo appeared late in the series, Voltron simply had the brothers merged so that Sven was injured, sent off to recuperate, and came back later.
    • Ryo died at the end of Go Lion killing Lotor/Sincline via a Taking You with Me move. Sven performs the same thing in Voltron, but he and Lotor both survive their injuries.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Mentioned as very handsome.
  • The Worf Effect

Hunk (Tsuyoshi Garrett)

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

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, Katie Holt in DWA's Legendary Defender)

Voiced by Neil Ross (original), Billy West (Third Dimension), Samuel Vincent (Voltron Force), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Legendary Defender)

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), Kimberly Brooks (Legendary Defender)

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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ALLIES

Coran

Voiced by Peter Cullen (original), Michael Bell (Third Dimension), Ron Halder (Voltron Force), Rhys Darby (Legendary Defender)

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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Nanny

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.
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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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Amalgamus

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.


OTHER

Voltron

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


ENEMIES

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), Neil Kaplan (Legendary Defender)

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:

Witch Haggar

Voiced by B.J. Ward (original), Cree Summer (Legendary Defender)

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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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

Mogor

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

Daniel

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.
  • I Just Want to Be Special
  • Jumped at the Call
  • 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

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.
Tropes associated with Vince:
  • Adorkable
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • 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.
  • Technopath
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Daniel.

Larmina

Larmina is one of three new cadets for the Voltron Force. She is Allura's niece.
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ENEMIES

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.
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Maahox

A scientist with knowledge of the occult and genetic manipulation before being sent into exile. Maahox revived Lotor, and became his right hand man.
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ALLIES

Manset

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

Voltron Force

Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane

Voiced by Josh Keaton

The leader of the Voltron Force in Legendary Defender
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