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The Good Guys

Akira Kogane

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue

The leader (known to his teammates as "Chief") of a small group of astronauts hailing from the planet Earth, when his crew returned from a long journey only to discover that their home world was ruined by a nuclear war, they were abducted by a slave ship from the evil planet Galra, which is found in the great dark nebula. However, Akira and his four comrades escaped from Daibazaal's prison facilities on Galra. After being ambushed by a swarm of Galran attack ships, Akira was forced to land on the planet Altea, it was there that he and his friends were chosen to resurrect the the legendary mechanical space guardian, Go Lion. At first there were only four keys to be found, and Akira had to Pilot the Green Lion... but when the fifth key was recovered, Akira gave his lion to Shorty, and took control of the great Black Lion.


  • All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: He is of Chinese descent and the most skilled martial artist of the group. Kogane's appearance is even modelled after Hong Kong action stars of the time. His Voltron counterpart, Keith, maintains this martial arts prowess in every single incarnation.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He had a Japanese father and Chinese mother.
  • Chaste Hero: Despite being the lead, he's one of the few who doesn't have an open attraction towards Fala. Although she does have a crush on him which angers Sincline.
    • Manly Tears: When everyone was tricked into believing Fala was dead, Kogane took it hardest as he ran out of the castle and let off a Skyward Scream in despair.
    • Not So Above It All: Even Kogane is taken back when seeing Fala in her bikini
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He pilots the Black Lion, and is a very heroic leader.
  • The Hero
  • Honor Before Reason: Downplayed, as he's usually pragmatic and clever.
  • Just Friends: With Fala.
  • The Leader
  • Nice Guy: Very nice and encouraging, even one of the few who believes in Fala.
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  • Pretty Boy
  • Red Is Heroic: In uniform only. He piloted the black lion.
  • Blue Oni: To Isamu's Red Oni.

Takashi Shirogane

Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao

Akira's second-in-command, nicknamed "Quiet" because he rarely spoke. Takashi served his teammates as commander of the Blue Lion, that is until his untimely death at the hands of one of Galra's Beastmen.


Isamu Kurogane

Voiced by: Yuu Mizushima

The dumbass, cocky member of the party of escaped earthlings. For some reason, he earned the nickname "Moody". Apparently, he has plenty of enthusiasm to operate the Red Lion. While he may not be the best fighter in the group, battling Galra would be dull without him.

Tsuyoshi Seido

Voiced by: Tessho Genda

The fourth of the five explorers, his short temper has given him the nickname "Hothead". Tsuyoshi had plenty of guts to pilot the Yellow Lion, but his weakness might be his phobia of heights (he somehow displayed that when his party was escaping their cell). While he takes great pride in battling for Altea, his biggest regret was leaving his younger sister in their war-torn homeworld.

  • Beast and Beauty: A non-romantic kind with Fala. Or, non-romantic on her side.
  • The Big Guy
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Hidden Depths: Despite how boisterous and loud he is, he is quite softhearted and easily teary-eyed, and regrets leaving his little sister behind on their war-torn homeworld. One can only imagine the pain he went through when all of humanity on Earth was wiped out, then having to witness it's explosion.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has a bit of a temper and is rather rude, but generally a good and nice guy.
  • Ship Tease: With Fala, being the chosen guy in a reenactment of a legendary love story.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: He's physically the most capable, but doesn't have the finesse of his fellow teammates, and needs to improve his work as the Yellow Lion, something he acknowledges.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Heights: Is terrified of heights.

Hiroshi Suzuishi

Voiced by: Masako Nozawa

The youngest of the five astronauts, Hiroshi, a.k.a. Shorty, has served as the quickest, and most elusive fighter of the bunch. As Sadak had sent a fleet of Galran war machines to recover the escaped prisoners, Shorty managed to scout the area, leaving the other four to command the lions. But when the missing key to the Black lion was finally found, Akira gave the green lion to Shorty, and the five earth heroes were able to forge the creatures to become Golion.

Princess Fala

Voiced by: Rumiko Ukai

Heiress to the throne of Altea, and lone survivor of the royal family. Fifteen years ago, Daibazaal and his henchmen Honerva and Sadak, attacked Castle Altea, killing everyone in the palace. . . . . save two, as the newborn Fala was taken into hiding by her father's general, Raible. And now on her sixteenth birthday, Fala had welcomed the five heroes from earth with open arms. When Takashi was killed by Honerva, and her ferocious Beastman, it was Fala who later took the opportunity operate the Blue Lion (even if it meant disobeying her elder's orders), thus becoming the team's new Chick, leaving Isamu, of the Red Lion to take over as Lancer.


Voiced by: Yuji Fujishiro

Once King Raimon's most trusted military strategist, now a broken old man and caretaker to the orphaned princess Fala. Raible saw potential in the five earth heroes when they first arrived to Castle Altea. He is a stubborn man, and wanted nothing more then the safety of the princess. . . even if it meant preventing her from piloting Golion. But later, he slowly began to realize how important she was in Golion's fight against evil.

The Altean Mice

A family of four rodents from the ruined castle. They were: Platt, the father, Chuchule, the mother and their two children. They befriended princess Fala when she was ten, and would become the Golion team's trusted small allies. At first, they had stolen the Black lion's key from the king's tomb, but thanks to Fala, the mice returned it so that Golion would be reborn. They even helped the princess out of her bonds so that she could assemble the giant robot for the first time.

King Raimon

Voiced by: Mahiro Tsujimura

Princess Fala's late father, Raimon ruled the peaceful world of Altea... but on that fateful day, Daibazaal and his minions invaded the royal palace. What's worse, Sadak was ordered to behead King Raimon, his wife, and their children. However, the Galrans were unable to destroy the king's youngest child, Fala, as she was hidden from them by Raible. Fifteen years later, Raimon aids the Golion team as a ghost. And even though he's dead, he could see his daughter's potential in operating Golion from the beginning.


Voiced by: Kazuyo Aoki

An old woman from Altea whom took refuge in Castle Gradarm (a mecha fortress built underneath the ruined Castle Altea). Hys became the new head nursemaid for the princess, and, like Raible, was acting like a real pain. The four guys from earth didn't like her either, you might want to call her nothing but a Battle Axe.

Prince Alor

Voiced by: Mari Shimizu

The youngest of the royal children of Planet Heracles, His people were servants to the Galra Empire. He even hero-worshiped Prince Sincline, but things got worse when the galrans killed the boy's older brother and father. In the process, Sincline captures the famliy's middle child, Princess Amue. Now Alor puts his trust in the Golion Team, in hopes of getting his sister back.

Princess Amue

The middle child, and only daughter of the king of Heracles. Amue could not understand why her older brother, Prince Samson, was chosen to become a Beastman, nor why her little brother Alor saw Sincline as a hero. Princess Amue was the only one in her people to see the evil in Sincline's heart, Sincline himself saw that Amue resembles Princess Fala of Altea. In that bitter battle on Heracles, Sincline takes Amue captive. She had been prisoner to Galra until she met someone who happend to be Takashi's kid brother.

Ryo Shirogane

Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao

Takashi's younger brother, he had disappeard from the crew somehow before they could return to earth. He is later discovered dwelling in the caverns of Galra, where he met Princess Amue the two returned to Heracles thanks to the efforts of the Golion team. Ryo swore revenge against Galra for the death of his brother, and soon teamed up with Amue to ambush Galra castle.

The Bad Guys

Emperor Daibazaal

Voiced by: Kosei Tomita

Sinister ruler of the Planet Galra, Daibazaal swears to conquer the great Dark Nebula. he had sent battalions of war machines, and space pirates to plunder the heavens, capturing slaves for his arena so that they were forced to battle the mighty Deathblack Beastmen. Apparently, the slaves would become food for the galrans. Little did he count on was the five earth slaves whom escaped from his clutches, and fled to Altea where they became pilots of the legendary Golion.

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It's hard to say. There are times when Sincline and his father appear to genuinely care for each other, especially in the beginning when Sincline was introduced when they hug, and his father calls him his beloved son and Sincline tries to restore his father's honor. It seems as Sincline's obsession with Golion and Fala grow, so does his hatred for his father.
  • Big Bad: For most of the series until Sincline overthrows and disposes of him.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Spends most of the series barking orders at Sadak, Honerva, and later Sincline, but apart from an attack in the finale he doesn't bother doing anything himself.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: It's implied this is how Sincline was reproduced.

Old Witch Honerva and her cat Jaga

Voiced by: Masako Nozawa

Daibazaal's personal master of occult science, Honerva is responsable for creating giant Deathblack beastmen, and Mecha-beastmen, to destroy villages on Altea. She can also disguise her hideous form into something more human. Her pet cat, Jaga, is a feisty blue feline, with a yellow mohawk and a taste for blood. It seems to have a grudge against the Altean mice.

  • All Witches Have Cats: Even alien witches who specialize in building Robeasts.
  • Cats Are Mean: Jaga.
  • Enemy Mine: After Daibazaal's death, Honerva turns on Sincline and helps the heroes out of revenge. She and her beloved cat are killed for this.
  • Hero Killer: She killed Takashi!
  • Mama Bear: After Sincline forcibly sends Daibazaal to die at the hands of the Golion crew, Honerva gets enraged at him and reveals herself to be Daibazaal's mother (and by extension, Sincline's grandmother)!
  • Master of Disguise
  • Right-Hand Cat: Her cat Jaga, what do you expect from a witch?
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Most of her race has yellow eyes, but considering she's a witch, and they flash with her cat's as a possible means of communication, it's safe to assume they fit the supernatural mold.
  • Wicked Witch

Commander Sadak

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

The Cybernetic leader of Daibazaal's many fighting forces. Sadak had been plundering the universe in search of slaves who would be forced to fight the Deathblack Beastmen. When Akira, Takashi, Isamu, Shorty, and Tsuyoshi had escaped to Altea, Sadak lead a platoon of war machines to tear the planet apart. Of course he got upset when Honerva relived him of the attack, and sent a beastman in place of him to finish the job. But Sadak swore to destroy Golion, even if it meant becoming a beastman himself.

  • Artificial Limbs: Has a Robotic arm.
  • The Dragon: Was the Captain of Daibazaal's army before Sincline's arrival.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: His chest appears metallic with a built in gun, he has a mechanic eye, one of his arms is robotic, and as a Beastman both his arms are robotized.
  • Killed Off for Real: He can be considered the counterpart to Takeshi on the villains side, showing even important characters can die.
  • You Have Failed Me: Became a beastman to avoid this.

Crown Prince Sincline

Voiced by: Akira Kamiya

Wicked biological son of Emperor Daibazaal, Sincline returned to Galra after a long conquest of a nearby galaxy. He had pardoned the execution of Comander Sadak for his many failures, and incisted that Sadak himself should go one-on-one with Golion. Now that Sadak is gone, Sincline becomes the new head of Galra's fighting forces. He developed a forbidden obsession for Princess Fala, probably because of her resemblance to his late human mother. And when he couldn't have Fala, he takes Princess Amue hostage. While Sincline served his father, he secretly seeks to overthrow the emperor... thus becoming the new king of evil.


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