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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The [[Creator/MediaBlasters Anime Works]] North American DVD releases are long out print, with only Volume 2 remaining affordable from third-party retailers. The US [=iTunes=] digital downloads aren't available for sale anymore either.


* EnsembleDarkHorse: Shirogane was surprisingly popular despite his short run.
%%* EvilIsCool: Prince Sincline.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Shirogane was surprisingly popular despite his short run.
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run. So much that future installments made sure he wouldn't be killed off or would work around that detail.
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EvilIsCool: Prince Sincline.Sincline is this to fans, he is a dangerous villain capable of giving the [=GoLion=] pilots their hardest battles, darkest moments and does a lot of terrible actions, yet fans can't stop finding him cooler than the rest of the Galra.



** Shirogane's death. Then of course [[spoiler: his brother's death]].

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** Shirogane's death. Then of course [[spoiler: his brother's death]].death who dies after taking out Sincline]].



* TooCoolToLive: Shirogane. [[spoiler:His brother as well.]]

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* TooCoolToLive: Shirogane. Shirogane is a total badass who is competent and level-headed, he doesn't makes it out alive. [[spoiler:His brother as well.doesn't either.]]


** Fala is friends with the mice. In the USA, it didn't bat an eye even in 1950, look at Cinderella. But Japan has [[NoWomansLand ''very'' gender roles-]] so it is progressive to show a female be friendly with a critter since it was expected that girls should be automatically afraid of any rodent.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The [[Creator/MediaBlasters Anime Works]] North American DVD releases are long out print, with only Volume 2 remaining affordable from third-party retailers. The US [=iTunes=] digital downloads aren't available for sale anymore either.


** Fala is friends with the mice. In the USA, this would not have been remotely remarkable. But Japan has stricter gender roles- so it is progressive to show a female be friendly with a critter that at the time it was still expected in many places for females to be automatically afraid of.

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** Fala is friends with the mice. In the USA, this would not have been remotely remarkable. it didn't bat an eye even in 1950, look at Cinderella. But Japan has stricter [[NoWomansLand ''very'' gender roles- roles-]] so it is progressive to show a female be friendly with a critter that at the time since it was still expected in many places for females to that girls should be automatically afraid of.of any rodent.


* EarWorm: GO! GO! GOLION!



* EvilIsCool / EvilIsSexy: Prince Sincline.

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* EvilIsCool / EvilIsSexy: %%* EvilIsCool: Prince Sincline.


** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJr son]] and eventual leader of the Galran armies, is introduced presenting his father with the severed heads of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing--[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]--her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With no loyalty to his father, Sincline [[TheStarscream tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] slaughters his own subordinates who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment, declaring that as long as he lives, Galra will never die.

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** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJr son]] and eventual leader of the Galran armies, is introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] presenting his father with the severed heads of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing--[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]--her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With no loyalty to his father, Sincline [[TheStarscream tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] Sincline slaughters his own subordinates who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a via bombardment, declaring that as long as he lives, Galra will never die.


** [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[BigBad Daibazaal]], the ruler of the Galran Empire, is a despotic [[GalacticConqueror conqueror]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaver]] and murderer. Seeking to expand his grasp across the Galaxy, Daibazaal conquers planets that will submit and destroys those that will not. The slaves taken are condemned to fight in gladiator arenas, or fed to the monsters on planet Galra for his amusement. Daibazaal has no hesitation at taking attractive slave women as [[SexSlave concubines]]. One that he once favored once begged him to give better treatment to the slaves, for which he strangled her to death. Daibazaal and his son Sincline have a mutual loathing of one another and Daibazaal has no compunction trying to get him killed. Brutal, nasty, smug and cruel, Daibazaal is an example of an EvilOverlord at his worst.
** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJR son]], and [[TheDragon eventual leader of the Galran armies]] is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] [[DecapitationPresentation presenting his father with the severed heads]] of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing ([[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]) her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With [[TheStarscream no loyalty to his father]], Sincline [[{{Patricide}} tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] [[BadBoss slaughters his own subordinates]] who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment.

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** [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[BigBad Emperor Daibazaal]], the ruler of the Galran Empire, is a despotic [[GalacticConqueror conqueror]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaver]] and murderer. Seeking to expand his grasp across the Galaxy, Daibazaal conquers planets that will submit and destroys those that will not. The slaves taken are condemned to fight in gladiator arenas, or fed to the monsters on planet Galra for his amusement. Daibazaal has no hesitation at taking attractive slave women as [[SexSlave concubines]]. One that he once favored once begged him to give better treatment to the slaves, for which he strangled her to death. Daibazaal and his son Sincline have a mutual loathing of one another and Daibazaal has no compunction trying to get him killed. Brutal, nasty, smug and cruel, Daibazaal is an example of an EvilOverlord at his worst.
** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJR son]], [[OverlordJr son]] and [[TheDragon eventual leader of the Galran armies]] armies, is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] [[DecapitationPresentation introduced presenting his father with the severed heads]] heads of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing ([[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil abusing--[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]) her.raping]]--her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With [[TheStarscream no loyalty to his father]], father, Sincline [[{{Patricide}} [[TheStarscream tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] [[BadBoss slaughters his own subordinates]] subordinates who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment.bombardment, declaring that as long as he lives, Galra will never die.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' and the oft-forgotten ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Tranzor Z]]''. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a GagDub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[Creator/USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' and the oft-forgotten ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Tranzor Z]]''. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a GagDub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[Creator/USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s). The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' even uses the American ''Voltron'' names rather than the original ''[=GoLion=]'' names.


* FairForItsDay: In the 1980's, it was rare for a female character to have an active role as a main character in a shonen, especially if she wasn't a love interest for TheHero. Not only did Fala have a platonic relationship with Akira, but she also had no set pairings with any of the other men. As a main character, she was one of the pilots for Golion, learned Judo, used swords and guns and even had the chance to save the day every now and then. Despite being an occasional FauxActionGirl, for Golion's time, she would have been considered quite the badass.

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* FairForItsDay: In the 1980's, it was rare for a female character to have an active role as a main character in a shonen, especially if she wasn't a love interest for TheHero. Not only did Fala have a platonic relationship with Akira, but she also had no set pairings with any of the other men. As a main character, she was one of the pilots for Golion, learned Judo, used swords and guns and even had the chance to save the day every now and then. Despite being an occasional FauxActionGirl, for Golion's ''[=GoLion=]'''s time, she would have been considered quite the badass.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers and the oft-forgotten Tranzor Z. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[Creator/USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' and the oft-forgotten ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Tranzor Z. Z]]''. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub GagDub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[Creator/USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).



* TooCoolToLive: Shirogane. [[spoiler: His brother as well.]]

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* TooCoolToLive: Shirogane. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His brother as well.]]


* FanPreferredCouple: [[BigBad Sincline]]/[[BadassPrincess Fala]] is a very popular pairing, in Japan, it is more popular than the implied relationship between Fala and Kogane.

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* FanPreferredCouple: [[BigBad Sincline]]/[[BadassPrincess Fala]] Sincline/Fala is a very popular pairing, in Japan, it is more popular than the implied relationship between Fala and Kogane.


** The destruction of [[spoiler: Earth]]

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** The destruction of [[spoiler: Earth]]Earth]].


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers and the oft-forgotten Tranzor Z. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers and the oft-forgotten Tranzor Z. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub of ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on ''[[USANetwork ''[[Creator/USANetwork Night Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, [=GoLion=] is almost forgotten there. This is because when [=GoLion=] premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers and the oft-forgotten Tranzor Z. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub of [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]] on [[USANetwork Night Flight]], America didn't get until the early 90s).
* HilariousInHindsight: Anime/GoLion wouldn't be the last time Creator/MasakoNozawa defeated Creator/RyuseiNakao. [[Anime/DragonBallZ The only difference is the alignment of their]] [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku respective]] [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza roles.]]

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, [=GoLion=] ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when [=GoLion=] ''[=GoLion=]'' premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on the airwaves, while in America it was one of the few shows of its kind alongside Transformers and the oft-forgotten Tranzor Z. (and it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which, aside from a Gag Dub of [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]] ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' on [[USANetwork ''[[USANetwork Night Flight]], Flight]]'', America didn't get until the early 90s).
* HilariousInHindsight: Anime/GoLion ''[=GoLion=]'' wouldn't be the last time Creator/MasakoNozawa defeated Creator/RyuseiNakao. [[Anime/DragonBallZ The only difference is the alignment of their]] [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku respective]] [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza roles.]]


** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJR son]], and [[TheDragon eventual leader of the Galran armies]] is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] [[DecapitationPresentation presenting his father with the severed heads]] of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing ([[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]) her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With no loyalty to his father, Sincline [[TheStarscream tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] [[BadBoss slaughters his own subordinates]] who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment.

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** [[TheEvilPrince Prince Sincline]], Daibazaal's [[OverlordJR son]], and [[TheDragon eventual leader of the Galran armies]] is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] [[DecapitationPresentation presenting his father with the severed heads]] of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot [=GoLion=] and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a [[StalkerWithACrush fascination with Princess Fala]], one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing ([[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil possibly raping]]) her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at [[BadBoss subordinates]] and failure is usually met with [[YouHaveFailedMe swift and painful death]]. With [[TheStarscream no loyalty to his father, father]], Sincline [[TheStarscream [[{{Patricide}} tries to assassinate him]], before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in [=GoLion=] with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the [[DragonAscendant new King Sincline]] [[BadBoss slaughters his own subordinates]] who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment.

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