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* MagicMeteor: "Space Mall" reveals that the Lions were made from a meteor that crashed on Galra homeworld.

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* MagicMeteor: "Space Mall" reveals that the Lions were made from a meteor that crashed on the Galra homeworld.


* {{BFG}}: Activating Hunk's bayard while as Voltron forms a powerful shoulder-mounted variant. Keith also manages to unlock a huge back-mounted cannon on the Red Lion that's far more powerful than its standard mouth-fired gun when he pulls off a HeroicSecondWind in his fight with Zarkon. In Season 7 [[spoiler: whenever Pidge activates her Bayard, Voltron forms a powerful forearm-mounted cannon that seems to be similar to the Red Lion's back-mounted cannon]]

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* {{BFG}}: Activating Hunk's bayard while as Voltron forms a powerful shoulder-mounted variant. Keith also manages to unlock a huge back-mounted cannon on the Red Lion that's far more powerful than its standard mouth-fired gun when he pulls off a HeroicSecondWind in his fight with Zarkon. In Season 7 [[spoiler: whenever Pidge activates her Bayard, Voltron forms a powerful forearm-mounted cannon that seems to be similar to the Red Lion's back-mounted cannon]]cannon]].


* PurpleIsPowerful: Downplayed compared to other Galra-based mechs. Its body is white, but its visor, weapon, and attacks are purple

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* PurpleIsPowerful: Downplayed compared to other Galra-based mechs. Its body is white, but its visor, weapon, and attacks are purplepurple.


[[caption-width-right:350:[[CaptainObvious From left to right: Blue, Red, Black, Green, Yellow]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CaptainObvious From [[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Blue, Red, Black, Green, Yellow]]]]Yellow]]


* AdaptationalBadass: This incarnation of the Zarkon Robeast is a lot more powerful than its original version.



* OneWingedAngel: Despite warnings that testing wasn't yet complete (none of the previous test subjects had ''survived''), once inside, Zarkon becomes the greatest opponent Voltron has yet faced.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A given due to Galra aesthetic, but deserves mention as the most powerful foe that Voltron has faced yet.

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* OneWingedAngel: Despite warnings that testing wasn't yet complete (none of the previous test subjects had ''survived''), once inside, Zarkon becomes the greatest opponent Voltron has yet faced.
had faced up until that point.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A given due to Galra aesthetic, but deserves mention as the most powerful foe that Voltron although this one has faced yet.red highlights as well.



* FusionDance: In Season 8's finale, [[spoiler:it fuses with Voltron to even the odds against Honerva's Sincline-fused Robeast.]]

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* FusionDance: In Season 8's finale, [[spoiler:it fuses with Voltron to even the odds against Honerva's Sincline-fused Robeast.Armor.]]



!! Honerva's Robeast

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!! Honerva's RobeastArmor



* InNameOnly: Just like the other "Robeasts" from that season, it's [[RoBeast not actually an example of that term]], being a HumongousMecha instead of a Kaiju.


* CombiningMecha: Three Sincline ships combine to create a powerful robot. Just like Voltron itself.
* DualWielding: It wields the two swords in both hands.
* EvilCounterpart: Even more so than Zarkon Robeast. Sincline matched Voltron in size, powers, materials and was a CombiningMecha as well.

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* CombiningMecha: Three Sincline ships combine to create a powerful robot. Just robot, just like Voltron itself.
* DualWielding: It wields the two swords in both hands.
* EvilCounterpart: Even more so than Zarkon Robeast. Zarkon's armor. Sincline matched matches Voltron in size, powers, power, materials and was a CombiningMecha as well.



* OneWingedAngel: Lotor's answer to Voltron. It is even more dangerous than Zarkon's Robeast.
* PhlebotinumOverload: The Paladins ultimately defeated it by overloading it on Quintessence
* PurpleIsPowerful: A given due to Galra aesthetic, but deserves mention as the most powerful foe that Voltron has faced yet.
* TeleportSpam: Can move in and out of the Quintessence field at will. Lotor used this to devastasting effect in his fight with Voltron.

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* OneWingedAngel: Lotor's answer to Voltron. It is even more dangerous than Zarkon's Robeast.
armor.
* PhlebotinumOverload: The Paladins ultimately defeated it by overloading it on Quintessence
Quintessence.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A given due to Galra aesthetic, but deserves mention as the one of Voltron's most powerful foe that Voltron has faced yet.
foes.
* TeleportSpam: Can move in and out of the Quintessence field at will. Lotor used this to devastasting devastating effect in his fight with Voltron.



* VillainDecay: Inverted. [[spoiler: When it reappears in Season 8, it manages to beat Voltron so hard that it knocks it back into the five lions, which then comet-crash into the ground below. A feat that previously took six ''planet-busting lasers'' to pull off.]]

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* VillainDecay: Inverted. [[spoiler: When it reappears in Season 8, it manages to beat Voltron so hard that it knocks it back into the five lions, which then comet-crash into the ground below. A below -- a feat that previously took six ''planet-busting lasers'' to pull off.]]



The surprising FinalBoss that Voltron have to deal with after defeating Sendak and liberating Earth. At the very end, it was revealed that its power source was an Altean. Season 8 reveals that Honerva has several more at her command.

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The surprising FinalBoss that Voltron have has to deal with after defeating Sendak and liberating Earth. At the very end, it was revealed that its power source was an Altean. Season 8 reveals that Honerva has several more at her command.



* FusionDance: Honerva merges her Robeast with Sincline in order to power it up enough to CurbStompBattle Voltron. This also makes it the size of the Atlas.

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* FusionDance: Honerva merges her Robeast mecha with the Sincline in order to power it up enough to CurbStompBattle Voltron. This also makes it the size of the Atlas.Atlas.
* InNameOnly: Just like the other "Robeasts" from that season, it's [[RoBeast not actually an example of that term]], being a HumongousMecha instead of a Kaiju.



* TheUnfought: A variation in that the main characters never quite manage to engage Honerva's robeast directly until ''after'' its FusionDance with Sincline.

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* TheUnfought: A variation in that the main characters never quite manage to engage Honerva's robeast this thing directly until ''after'' its FusionDance with Sincline.Sincline. Unsurprising, considering it's the size of the Atlas.


Voltron - the most powerful weapon in the universe has inspired a number of in-universe {{Expy}}. This page is dedicated solely to them.

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Voltron - the most powerful weapon in the universe has inspired a number of in-universe {{Expy}}.[[{{Expy}} expys]]. This page is dedicated solely to them.



* EnergyAbsorption: Its energy-scythes and dark energy beam attack are derived from the Komar, enabling them to quickly drain entire planets of quintessence. This ability allowed it to be incredibly self-sufficient, turning its enemies' energy against them.

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* EnergyAbsorption: Its energy-scythes and dark energy beam attack are derived from the Komar, enabling them to quickly drain entire planets of quintessence. This ability allowed allows it to be incredibly self-sufficient, turning its enemies' energy against them.


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* InNameOnly: The main characters refer to them as "Robeasts" -- even though, as piloted mecha, they don't actually fit the term.


* {{Teleportation}}: Keith notes in Season 3 that this is one of the Black Lionís abilities. Even earlier, Blue was shown opening wormhole on its own accord, something which no other Lion displayed.

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* {{Teleportation}}: Keith notes in Season 3 that this is one of the Black Lionís abilities. Even earlier, Blue was shown opening a wormhole on its own accord, something which no other Lion displayed.displayed, and which it [[ForgotAboutHisPowers never uses again.]]


* YouNeverAsked: The Lions don't really bother telling the paladins what they can do until the paladins literally complain about not having it. (A sword, a gun, a bigger sword...)

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* YouNeverAsked: The Lions don't really bother telling the paladins what they can do until the paladins literally complain about not having it. it (A sword, a gun, a bigger sword...)
). It sometimes feels like Voltron is [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands making up his own weapons as he goes along.]]


* ExcaliburInTheRust: {{Downplayed}} with the Lions, whose paint jobs are starting to fade away. Season 3 reveals that they looked exactly the same ''when they were new''.

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* ExcaliburInTheRust: {{Downplayed}} with the Lions, whose paint jobs are starting to fade away. Averted. Season 3 reveals that they the lions looked exactly the same as they do now ''when they were new''.


* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[{{BFG}}Shoulder Cannon]], aside from it's regular beam of death. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.

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* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[{{BFG}}Shoulder [[{{BFG}} Shoulder Cannon]], aside from it's regular beam of death. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.


* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[Shoulder Cannon{{BFG}}]], aside from it's regular beam of death. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.

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* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[Shoulder Cannon{{BFG}}]], [[{{BFG}}Shoulder Cannon]], aside from it's regular beam of death. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.


* FinalBoss: The antagonistic one are all fought in the final battle of the season, often at the climax and represent the final obstacle for Voltron team.

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* FinalBoss: The antagonistic one ones are all fought in the final battle of the season, often at the climax and represent the final obstacle for the Voltron team.



* AdaptationalWimp: Unlike in the original series, forming Voltron is not an instant solution to the team's problems. More often then not, Voltron gets kicked around quite a bit before pulling out the right weapon or hitting the opponent in the right place, a far cry from his original version.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Unlike in the original series, forming Voltron is not an instant solution to the team's problems. More often then not, Voltron often gets kicked around quite a bit before pulling out the right weapon or hitting the opponent in the right place, a far cry from his original version.place to get the win.



* DualWielding: [[spoiler: In Season 7, Voltron gains dual swords when Lance and Pidge activate their bayards together]]
* FlamingSword: To use it, they need Shiro's Bayard which they finally do in the second season finale. Later on, the Blazing sword becomes accessible whenever the regular sword is formed while Allura is powering Voltron with Quintessence.

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* DualWielding: [[spoiler: In Season 7, Voltron gains dual swords when Lance and Pidge activate their bayards together]]
together]].
* FlamingSword: For once, the Blazing Sword is ''literally'' ablaze. To use it, they need Shiro's Bayard which they finally do in the second season finale. to use all five bayards at once. Later on, the Blazing sword Sword becomes accessible whenever the regular sword is formed while Allura is powering Voltron with Quintessence.



* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[Shoulder Cannon{{BFG}}]], aside from . At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.

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* HomingLasers: It can do this from its [[Shoulder Cannon{{BFG}}]], aside from .from it's regular beam of death. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gets new upgrades or abilities when convenient, even in the last few seasons when the paladins have a better handle on him. Alfor admits that even though he created the Lions, he has no idea what all their abilities are and theorized that they were evolving. Considering he didn't know the Lions could form Voltron itself until it was needed, he has a point. This sometimes comes up as YouNeverAsked.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gets new upgrades or abilities when convenient, even in the last few seasons when the paladins Paladins have a better handle on piloting him. Alfor admits that even though he created the Lions, he has no idea what all their abilities are and theorized that they were evolving. Considering he didn't know the Lions could form Voltron itself until it was needed, he has a point. This sometimes comes up as YouNeverAsked.



* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In "Blackout" Haggar uses the komar to absorb its Quintessence. To Haggar's horror, she realizes it's too much and nearly destroyed her. For reference, the komar is meant to absorb the Quintessence of planets.

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In "Blackout" Haggar uses the komar Komar to absorb its Quintessence. To Haggar's horror, she realizes it's too much and it nearly destroyed destroys her. For reference, the komar Komar is meant to absorb the Quintessence of planets.


* AdaptationalWimp: Unlike in the original series, forming Voltron is not an instant solution to the team's problems. Zarkon hints that Voltron is more powerful than what has been shown. Coran also points out that the Galra have had the chance to do 10,000 years of R&D while he, Allura, and the lions were in stasis.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Unlike in the original series, forming Voltron is not an instant solution to the team's problems. Zarkon hints that More often then not, Voltron is more powerful than what has been shown. Coran also points gets kicked around quite a bit before pulling out that the Galra have had right weapon or hitting the chance to do 10,000 years of R&D while he, Allura, and opponent in the lions were in stasis.right place, a far cry from his original version.



* HomingLasers: The lasers it fires from its {{BFG}}. At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.

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* HomingLasers: The lasers it fires It can do this from its {{BFG}}.[[Shoulder Cannon{{BFG}}]], aside from . At one point the lasers fly past their target in order to loop back and hit it in front.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gets new upgrades or abilities when convenient. Justified as the Paladins are still trying to figure out how to work Voltron at its maximum potential. Alfor admits that even though he created the Lions, he has no idea what all their abilities are and theorized that they were evolving. Considering he didn't know the Lions could form Voltron itself until it was needed, he has a point. This sometimes comes up as YouNeverAsked.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gets new upgrades or abilities when convenient. Justified as convenient, even in the Paladins are still trying to figure out how to work Voltron at its maximum potential.last few seasons when the paladins have a better handle on him. Alfor admits that even though he created the Lions, he has no idea what all their abilities are and theorized that they were evolving. Considering he didn't know the Lions could form Voltron itself until it was needed, he has a point. This sometimes comes up as YouNeverAsked.


* VillainDecay: Justified over the course of season 8 since Honerva made multiple copies. The first one was a surprise that came at the end of a long and grueling battle sporting abilities that the paladins had never before seen. But since all the others are constructed exactly the same, each successive confrontation gives the paladins more information about their capabilities and weaknesses.

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* VillainDecay: VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Justified over the course of season 8 since Honerva made multiple copies. The first one was a surprise that came at the end of a long and grueling battle sporting abilities that the paladins had never before seen. But since all the others are constructed exactly the same, each successive confrontation gives the paladins more information about their capabilities and weaknesses.

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