NOTE: Tropes related to Voltron Force are below.
KeithLeader of team Voltron and pilot of the Black Lion.
Tropes associated with Keith:
- Ace Pilot
- Badass Normal
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!"
- The Hero / The Leader
- Red Is Heroic: His suit in the original Voltron, before wearing black to match his Lion.
- Ship Tease: 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.
- Space Police
LancePilot of the Red Lion and second-in-command.
Tropes associated with Lance:
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Gunslinger
- The Lancer
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Voltron Force series (mostly towards Keith).
SvenPilot 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.
- Composite Character: He was two twin brothers in the original Japanese version.
- Guile Hero
- Put on a Bus
- 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
- The Worf Effect
HunkPilot 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
- The Big Guy
- Epic Flail: "Form Blazing Something!" Rock Wrecking Maces!
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Genius Bruiser
- Mr. Fixit
PidgePilot of the Green Lion. The Kid Hero.
Tropes associated with Pidge:
Princess AlluraAllura is the princess of planet Arus. She becomes pilot of the Blue Lion after Sven is no longer able to do so.
Tropes associated with Allura:
- Badass Princess: She has some moments.
- Much more so in Voltron Force.
- The Chick
- Cool Crown: Her tiara, which she wears even without her other regalia.
- Faux Action Girl: In some scenes.
- The Heart
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Modest Royalty: Wears a jumpsuit a lot of the time.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents were killed years before (although the series doesn't say it directly).
- Pimped-Out Dress: Her main dress.
- Princess Classic
- Princesses Prefer Pink: In the first series, only a few things she wears don't have some form of pink.
- Simple Yet Opulent: Her princess dress has only a few frills on it.
- The Smurfette Principle
- Technical Pacifist: Most adverse towards the idea of killing and violence on the team. However, she will use lethal force on the Ro-Beasts.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Voltron Force.
- True Blue Femininity: Her outfits in later series are blue, to match her lion.
CoranCoran is Allura's royal advisor, and is in charge of the Castle Control. He also advises the Voltron Force when need be.
Tropes associated with Coran:
NannyNanny 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:
- The Chick: Even more than Allura.
- The Medic
- No Name Given
- Out of Focus: She appears in the fewest number of episodes and disappeared almost completely near the end.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She survived in Voltron, but died in GoLion.
The Space MiceThe Space Mice are pastel-colored mice who are Princess Allura's friends. They are often mischievous, but also helpful.
Tropes associated with the Space Mice:
AmalgamusThe 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.
- 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.
VoltronVoltron is a giant sentient robot composed of five robot lions (Black, Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow) joined together.
- Animal Mecha: Again, five lions.
- Combining Mecha
- Empathic Weapon: The Black Lion (at least) appears, at least superficially, able of judging the worthiness of it's pilot.
- Humongous Mecha: The five robot lions form the giant robot Voltron
- Laser Blade: "Form Blazing Sword!"
- Leader Forms the Head
- Panthera Awesome
- Rocket Punch: The Lion Head Attack, which launches the lion heads the make up its hands and feet at the enemy.
- Transformation Sequence: "Form, feet and legs! Form, arms and bodynote ! ...and I'll form ... the head!"
- Weapon of Choice: The Voltron Force series allows for variant formations, with each Lion capable of forming the central body. While the original formation wields the Blazing Sword, each alternate configuration possesses its own weapon:
Prince/King LotorLotor is the son of Zarkon and prince of Planet Doom, he often plots to rule in his place with Princess Allura by his side.
Tropes associated with Lotor:
- Arch-Enemy: To Keith.
- Bad Boss
- Big Bad: Once he takes the throne and becomes King.
- Blue Skinned Space Hunk
- Disc One Final Boss: In Voltron Force.
- The Dragon
- Evil Laugh.
- Large Ham
- Let's You and Him Fight: Invokes this a lot.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Mixed Ancestry
- Spared by the Adaptation: His counterpart Sincline dies in the Go Lion finale, while he lives to continue on in villainy in the English version.
- The Starscream: To his father.
- Villain Exit Stage Left
- Villainous Crush: For Allura.
- Villainous Breakdown
- White Hair, Black Heart
King ZarkonKing Zarkon of the Planet Doom, was originaly the main villain of Voltron.
Tropes associated with Zarkon:
- Bad Boss: Must run in the family.
- Big Bad: Early on, he was the Big Bad. Eventually his son Lotor took the job.
- Disc One Final Boss
- Large Ham
- Spared by the Adaptation: Daibazaal is killed near the climax of ''Go Lion." Zarkon on the other hand remains at large.
HaggarThe witch is the one responsible for creating all of the Robeasts Zarkon uses. She is notorious for using her dark magic to cast hypnotizing spells over people. Haggar has a pet blue cat named Cova.
Tropes associated with Haggar:
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Sorceress
- I Was Quite a Looker: She was young and beautiful until she turned evil.
- Pet the Cat: Toward her pet cat, Cova.
- Why Did It Have to Be Mice?!: She can't stand the Space Mice.
DanielDaniel 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.
VinceVince 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:
- 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.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Daniel.
LarminaLarmina is one of three new cadets for the Voltron Force. She is Allura's niece.
Tropes associated with Larmina:
- Action Girl: Way more gung-ho than her aunt.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Like Daniel, subtlety isn't one of her strong suits.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Cute Bruiser
- Leeroy Jenkins: She's quite capable of formulating and following plans when absolutely necessary, but she prefers to simply smack the badguys with her staff.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Lady Larmina.
Sky Marshall WadeWade 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.
- Evil Old Folks
- Manipulative Bastard
- 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.
MaahoxA scientist with knowledge of the occult and genetic manipulation before being sent into exile. Maahox revivied Lotor, and became his right hand man.
Tropes associated with Maahox:
- Bastard Understudy
- Big Bad: Manipulates Lotor throughout the entire season to further his own goals.
- Evil Genius
- The Dragon
- Mad Scientist
- Man Behind the Man
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
MansetManset is an alien smuggler and friend of Keith's.
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