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  • Absentee Actor: Out of the main six characters, only Lance and Pidge have appeared in every episode except "The Journey", in which only Shiro and Keith appear, though the other four Paladins do appear in silent flashbacks when Shiro drifts off into space, right as he believes he's about to die his last thoughts are of the time spent with the paladins.
    • Hunk is absent in "Escape from Beta Traz" and "The Journey".
    • While Josh Keaton is absent in four episodes, his character Shiro is absent in six: "The Depths", "Changing of the Guard" (a technical example since archive footage of "Blackout" was used as a flashback in the opening scene, thus explaining why he is credited for said episode), "Red Paladin", "The Hunted", "Hole in the Sky" (while Josh Keaton is credited in said episode, he voices Sven instead of Shiro) and "Razor's Edge".
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    • Allura is absent in "The Rise of Voltron, Part 1: The New Alliance", "The Depths", "Escape from Beta Traz" and "The Journey".
    • Keith is absent in "The Depths", "Escape from Beta Traz", "Black Site", "The Voltron Show!", "Blood Duel", "Postmortem", "White Lion", "Omega Shield" and "Mana & Monsters". He has non-speaking appearances in "Reunion" (flashback only) and "The Prisoner".
    • None of the paladins appear in the Honerva-focused flashback episode "Shadows".
  • Actor Allusion:
    • The knife vendor trying (and failing) to show off his wares in "Space Mall" is voiced by infamous infomercial star Vince Offer.
    • Keith's birthday is listed as October 23rd; The Walking Dead fans know this as the day the episode in which Glenn Rhee, also played by Keith's voice actor Steven Yeun, was killed off aired.
  • All-Star Cast: With its impressive list of voice talent including Adventure Time's Jeremy Shada, The Spectacular Spiderman's Josh Keaton, and The Legend of Korra's Steven Yeun, it's shaping up to be this.
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  • Ascended Meme: The official data book for the show acknowledges "Space Dad", the fandom's Fan Nickname for Shiro.
  • Bad Export for You: If you live in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and Singapore, chances are your country's Netflix won't have the show, but luckily, Dreamworks airs the show on their network. Only problem? In Asia, networks have a bad habit of being exclusively licensed to exactly one provider in each country. In this case, The Dreamworks Channel is only available to subscribers of one particular pay TV service in each of the six countriesnote . If you have a subscription with a different service, your only option is to pay through your nose to have a second service pulled into your house and pay a monthly subscription to both services since switching would mean outright losing access to a channel that is exclusive to the other provider. And if the provider is cable-or-fiber-based and doesn't cover your area, it's technically no different from No Export for You...
    • Took Netflix almost two years to finally make the show available over the service in Asia for all to see.
  • Casting Gag:
    • In the Mexican Spanish dub of the original Voltron, Eduardo Garza played Pidge. In this Voltron, he plays Matt aka the new Pidge's brother.
    • Carlos Segundo played Prince Lotor in the original Voltron, and in this version he plays Gyrgan of Rygnirath.
    • Michael Bell, better known as Lance and Sven's voice actor in the original Voltron in addition to voicing the former in Voltron: The Third Dimension voices the Galra Archivist in "Kral Zera", thus making him the only voice actor to have a voice role in three of the four series in the franchise.
  • Content Leak:
    • A random fan accidentally leaked storyboard images in the background of her tour photos then realized her mistake and asked everyone who saw her post to delete it. A different person who was a Klance fan refused to delete their copy of the images to try to blackmail the studio.
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    • As it turns out, the epilogue was leaked three months before it aired and many fans were very doubtful that this was real.
  • Creator Backlash: In a tweet, Lotor's voice actor AJ Locascio said he felt that his character deserved a better storyline for season 6 than the one he ultimately had.
  • Creator's Favorite: Lance is executive producer Joaquim dos Santos's favorite character.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Sort of Double Subverted with Pidge, who initially appears to be a male character voiced by the AFAB and then female-presenting Bex Taylor-Klaus, but is later revealed to be a girl; however Taylor-Klaus has since come out as non-binary, thus playing the trope somewhat straight.
    • A more straight forward example is Neil Kaplan voicing Laika, the warden's female pet "yupper".
    • Another straight example is Cree Summer voicing Klaizap.
  • Directed by Cast Member: The Mexican Spanish dub was directed by Eduardo Garza, who provided the voice for Matthew Holt.
  • Executive Meddling: The main reason why head writer Tim Hedrick left during season 7 and inserted a jab towards WEP in "The Feud", which was one of the last episodes he was involved in before signing on as showrunner of The Fast and the Furious animated series.
    • The decision to split 13-episode seasons to six to seven-episode seasons was not in fact the creators' decision but the executives'. Thankfully, it only affected the second production season as in SDCC 2018, it was confirmed that seasons 7 and 8 will each be 13-episode seasons.
    • Shiro's return is a result of this. While many feel it is a positive example, some fans weren't happy that it caused Keith to be sidelined in season 4 and 5.
    • Executives balked at the fact that Shiro was conceived as being gay, and insisted that his ex-boyfriend Adam be referred to as his "flight partner" and "best friend". They eventually relented after pushing from Pidge's voice actor Bex Taylor-Klaus, who is an open nonbinary lesbian, but were resistant up until the day that the episode was shown to the public at SDCC, and certain versions of the audio track still use the censored version.
  • Fake Brit:
    • While Allura is not British per se, her American voice actress, Kimberly Brooks, uses a British accent when voicing her.
    • Same goes for Lotor's voice actor A.J. Locascio.
  • Fake Nationality: Word of God calls Lance and Hunk Cuban and Samoan, respectively, even though they both have white voice actors (American for Lance, Canadian for Hunk). Additionally, Japanese Shiro has a part Ashkenazi Jewish, part Peruvian VA, while Italian Pidge has a Jewish American voice actress.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Quite a few Avatar-related ones due to the staff's most famous previous works.
      • Lance was quickly dubbed "Space Sokka" by fans given his similar personality to the Ensemble Dark Horse of Avatar.
      • Likewise Hunk gets "Space Bolin" for being a Big Fun associated with the Earth element.
      • Keith occasionally gets "Space Zuko" or "Space Mako" due to their similar Pretty Boy designs, wearing the color red, hot headed personalities, and association with fire.
      • Allura has had a few fans mention her as "Space Katara" - she's The Heart who's prone to bouts of severe melancholy over Daddy Issues and being on the losing end of a war against a gigantic empire, the de facto leader of the group by virtue of being the Only Sane Man (Shiro is like 95% the Other Sane Man, but isn't as knowledgeable about the whole situation as her), a dark-skinned beauty, close to the last of her kind (Katara was the last confirmed Waterbender in the Southern Water Tribe besides Hama for at least a generation), and tries really hard to be funny/friendly but just comes off as adorkable. Another nickname is "Space Yue" because of her Mystical White Hair, title of princess, and status as the one Lance/"Space Sokka" flirts with. And by the finale, both characters end up sacrificing themselves to save the world after saying good-bye to their Love Interest.
      • The attractive purple-haired half-Galra woman Acxa who serves as one of Lotor's generals in Season 3 is nicknamed "Space Azula".
      • Ezor, another one of Lotor's generals, is nicknamed "Space Ty Lee" due to her perky personality and acrobatic fighting style.
      • The episode "Hole in the Sky" gives us Hira who's known as "Space Kuvira".
    • Shiro has been dubbed "Space Dad", which has even been adopted by his own voice actor and even got a shout out in the official guidebook.
      Keaton: As a Space Dad, I must say, the Get Along Shirt is a fantastic idea.
    • Some fans have taken to addressing Haggar's doppelganger Shiro as "Kuro".
    • For whatever reason the deep voiced Arusian in episode 3 often gets the nickname of "Jerry".
    • Pidge is often referred to as "Gremlin".
    • "Kuron" for Shiro in seasons 3-6, taking its name from 'Operation Kuron'—because this "Shiro" might not be the real one.
    • After season 4, Zarkon was given the nickname "Darth Zarkon" after his reemergence in an armor set that doubles as a life-support system.
    • "Luki" for the Unilu kiosk girl who Pidge talks to in "Space Mall".
    • "Grandma Smurf" for the bearded female blue-skinned employee of Vrepit Sal's who has worked as a dishwasher since she was a little girl.
    • "Sincline" for the unnamed Mecha that Lotor built from the trans-dimensional comet. To be fair, he already called its components "Sincline ships" so it's not too far a leap. Officially becomes Ascended Fanon in season 8.
    • Keith's father (whose name is still unknown) is often nicknamed "Texas Kogane" due to his Southern accent, and the fact that Keith's surname was "Kogane" in previous continuities (stemming from Golion's Akira Kogane).
  • Flip-Flop of God: Shiro's sexuality aside from being confirmed as not straight has gotten a bit of this.note 
  • I Knew It!:
    • Several fans had guessed Pidge was a girl before the series' release based on her voice actor (Cross-Dressing Voices is far less common these days, even when playing younger children) and the classic series Viewer Gender Confusion.
    • Many fans predicted that Keith is part-Galra before season 2 came out. It was not only confirmed but also a focal point of the season.
    • Some had predicted that the "strong emotional interactions" between Keith and Allura in season 2 would be about his Galran ancestry and that the two would have Ship Tease moments due to them being the Official Couple in all previous incarnations of the franchise.
    • Some fans figured that the Weblum Galra wasn't Lotor, and was in fact a female Galra with a secret agenda. It turns out to be Acxa, one of Lotor's generals.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Acxa, Ezor and Zethrid would turn against Lotor in the antepenultimate episode of season 4.
    • Several fans correctly predicted that Narti would be killed off during season 4, given her absence in the clip that was posted before the season featured only Lotor, Acxa, Zethrid and Ezor in the ruins of Daibazaal.
    • The season five trailer confirmed fan speculations of Sendak's return and the appearance of the White Lion.
    • Several fans knew that Zarkon would be killed off sometime in the series, which happened in season five.
      • A sizable chunk of the fanbase correctly assumed that Lotor would kill him.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Haggar was an Altean in season two after she shapeshifted into a duplicate of Shiro in the end of season one.
      • Not only that but a sizeable chunk correctly guessed that Haggar is Lotor's mother since the latter resembled the former due to the fact that he's half-Altean.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that the enemy who knows Voltron's weaknesses in the tweet from the show's official Twitter account just days before the season six trailer would be Sendak.
    • Some fans correctly guessed that Lotor would return being evil in the season 6 finale.
    • "The Black Paladins" outright confirmed that Shiro is indeed a clone.
    • Combined with this, others also predicted that the real Shiro was trapped inside the Black Lion.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Romelle would appear in season 6.
    • One fan made a joke post on Tumblr declaring Keith was a dog person. Keith adopts an alien wolf in season 6.
    • Most fans were hoping that the Altean race were far from being eradicated and that Allura, Coran and Haggar were not the last of their kind. Come season 6 and they were correct.
    • Several fans theorised that one or two of the Paladins may be part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum, with the popular candidates being Shiro, Keith, Lance and Pidge. At SDCC 2018, it was confirmed that Shiro had a boyfriend prior to the show.
    • Many fans were correct that Acxa would pull a Heel–Face Turn in season 7.
    • Others were correct in that Earth would construct their own Voltron equivalent, although most thought it would be more of an expy of the original Vehicle Voltron and/or the unadapted Gladiator Voltron.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Zethrid and Ezor survived the blast in season 7.
  • Invisible Advertising: A lot of fans have felt that Dreamworks aren't really promoting much of the show, they posted three clips (four in season 7) during the week the season debuted in addition to posting trailers weeks before the season debut.
    • Added to the fact that no clips from the final season were posted prior to the season, likely due to Dreamworks Animation wanting to keep certain details from being spoiled.
  • Jossed:
    • A large number of fans theorized that Zarkon was able to track the Paladins through a hidden tracker in Shiro's Galra Tech arm. Come season two, it's revealed there is no tracker, Zarkon is actually using his connection to the Black Lion to locate the team.
    • Thace or Zarkon being Keith's father was a very popular theory, but season two revealed that Keith's Galra parent was his mother.
    • Some fans believed Keith would also be this continuity's Prince Lotor but the last episode of Season 2 introduces Lotor as a separate character.
    • A lot of fans, especially those who shipped Shiro/Allura and Keith/Lance, interpreted Allura as significantly older than the other paladins barring Shiro, and a Team Mom figure who viewed and treated them as surrogate "children", although the show does not provide any evidence for either interpretation. However at Wondercon the staff confirmed that Allura is a teenager (or at least her species' equivalent, as they seem to be much longer-lived than humans) closer in age to Keith and the other paladins, and that she actually doesn't work well with children at all.
    • Because the show heavily implied that Hunk was some kind of Pacific Islander, many fans believed he was supposed to be a native Hawaiian. As it turns out, he's Samoan. Close, but no cigar, though Hawaii has the largest population of Samoan Americans in the overall United States.
    • A wildly popular Epileptic Tree was the idea that Lance is really an Altean prince and a long-lost relative of Allura's. In Season 4 Hunk points out that Alteans like Allura and Coran are immune to brain freeze, and poor Lance definitely isn't. Lauren Montgomery also addresses and explicitly josses this theory in the first episode of Form Podcast.
    • Prior to season 3, some fans believed that one of Lotor's half-Galra generals could be this version of Queen Merla, with Acxa being the most likely candidate, given her similar resemblance to the character (aside from having purple hair, when compared to Merla's fuschia hair), until Joaquim dos Santos confirmed neither of them were but said it's still possible for her to appear in a future season of the series, which she did in the final season.
    • Some fans thought that Zelda Williams voiced General Hira, given her similarity to Kuvira in voice, look, and motivation, before Williams confirmed that she did not voice the character and suspected that Jamie Gray Hyder voiced her, though in actuality, Virginia Madsen voiced her.
    • The theory of Acxa as Keith's mother was debunked in "Bloodlines" as it's revealed that Krolia is his mother.
    • Some fans assumed that the enemy who knows Voltron's weaknesses in the tweet from the show's official Twitter account just days before the season six trailer would be Haggar, but when the trailer arrived, it was actually Sendak.
    • The popular fan theory that the archer appearing in part of the promo for Netflix's March 2018 releases being Romelle was jossed when the first full pics of said character from Den of Geek for season 6 revealed that she's actually Allura's D&D form.
    • The fan theory that Krolia would sacrifice herself in the season six finale was outright debunked when the Castle of Lions was destroyed as a sacrifice.
    • Joshua Hamilton said in an interview that Acxa isn't Keith's sister, debunking said theory.
    • The popular theories of Acxa and/or Romelle being a Double Agent were outright jossed in season 8.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: Shiro's voice actor, Josh Keaton, has mentioned the Spaced Dad meme several times.
  • Newbie Boom: This show has caused the biggest Voltron newbie explosion since the 80s, particularly as other attempts at reviving the brand were either too obscure (The Devil’s Due and Dynamite comics were never major sellers) or didn’t last very long (The Third Dimension and Voltron Force only lasted 26 episodes each).
  • The Nth Doctor: After Haggar reverts back to her true Altean form and going by her actual name Honerva as a result of going to Oriande in "Omega Shield", Lily Rabe voices her in "The Black Paladins", instead of Cree Summer, given the fact that Rabe voiced her as Honerva in the flashbacks for "The Legend Begins", though Summer continued voicing her as Haggar in "The Colony", "The Feud!" and "Shadows" and justified as Honerva can now be able to shift back to being Haggar and that Haggar can shift back to being Honerva.
  • No Export for You: Live in the Philippines? No provider carries The Dreamworks Channel in the country, and Netflix doesn't have the show outside of Japan in the region. Understandably, a lot of Filipinos are foaming in their mouth in resentment (if not outright "circulating tapes") as Voltron is one of the many quintessential childhood mecha animes in the country. It's also unavailable on the Portuguese Netflix, despite the fact that the original Voltron aired on Canal Panda, though it was eventually averted when it aired on Panda's sister channel Biggs. Apparently finally averted in 2018.
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: The credits at the end of the episodes do not list specific roles for each voice actor mentioned.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Erica Luttrell replaced Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Acxa from "Hole in the Sky" onwards. The latter voiced the character in the episodes "Red Paladin" and "The Hunted" before she departed to focus on the BET series The Quad. Cherise Boothe did her sole line in "Kral Zera", given that she had a non-speaking role until then, and it was easier to use her than bring in Acxa's regular voice actress for just one line.
    • Due to Norman Reedus' busy schedule with The Walking Dead, Tyler Rhoads voiced Rolo in his later appearances.
    • Keith Ferguson voiced Alfor in season 1, while Sean Teale voiced him in season 2 and 3.
    • Lacey Chabert voiced Romelle in the last episode of season six as Mimi Davila was unavailable for said episode.
    • Kimberly Brooks voiced Ezor during her brief appearance in Season 8, presumably because it would be too expensive to have Kimiko Glenn reprise the role for only one line and due to the fact that Glenn was busy doing voice work for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Carmen Sandiego.
    • Lieutenant Hepta was voiced by Bill Millsap in season 3 and then by Matthew Mercer in season 7.
  • Playing Gertrude: Mostly the characters and their parents.
    • Ana Gasteyer (born 1967) is sixteen years older than Steven Yeun (born 1983), who voices her son.
    • Trevor Devall (born 1972) is eleven years older than Steven.
    • Nolan North (born 1970) is fourteen years older than Blake Anderson (born 1984), who voices his son and 24 years older than Bex Taylor-Klaus (born 1994), who voices his daughter.
    • An inversion, Keith Ferguson (born 1972) is actually four years younger than his on-screen daughter Kimberly Brooks (born 1968).
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Due to the show's enormous shipping fanbase and the Loads and Loads of Characters involved there's endless possible ships and shipping nicknames to go along with them. Though the fandom has settled on consistent names for a few prominent ships in particular:
    • "Klance" for Keith/Lance. Although, when asked about the ship in an interview, Lauren Montgomery joking stated that it should be called "Laith" instead.
    • "Sheith" for Shiro/Keith. Notable because it was coined by Josh Keaton himself due to having amassed a fanbase before the show even started airing.
    • "Shallura" for Shiro/Allura.
    • "Shaladin" as a collective term for Shiro/any of the other paladins.
    • "Kallura" for Keith/Allura.
    • "Plance" or "Pidgeance" for Pidge/Lance
    • "Hance" for Hunk/Lance
    • "Shatt" for Shiro/Matt. Much to Lauren Montgomery's chagrin— she prefers to call it "Maro". Though, it shouldn't be a surprise that this was the ship name of choice when you take into account that the show's main fanbase is teenagers and 20-somethings.
    • "Lancelot" for Lance/Lotor
    • "Hunay" for Hunk/Shay
    • "Lotocxa" for Lotor/Acxa
    • "Acxiro" for Acxa/Shiro
    • "Polydins" for shipping more than two paladins with one another
    • "Lotura" for Lotor/Allura.
    • "Allurance" for Allura/Lance
    • "Romance" for Romelle/Lance
    • "Kacxa" for Keith/Acxa
  • Production Posse: The staff for the show is composed mostly of veterans from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra .
  • Promoted Fanboys: Lauren Montgomery, Steven Yeun, Josh Keaton and Tyler Labine have mentioned being fans of the older series.
  • Real-Life Relative: Two of Coran's younger forms as seen in the time loop are voiced by Rhys Darby's sons.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • Keith being Out of Focus in the majority of seasons 4 and 5 (as in joining the Blade of Marmora) was due to the fact that Steven Yeun was busy shooting Mayhem and doing voice roles in both The Star and Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters.
    • Likewise Matt Holt was planned to be a significant character in the later seasons, but because Blake Anderson was busy with other projects at the time, he was written out of the second half of the show aside from a handful of cameos.
  • Recursive Import: It was announced that a Japanese dub of the series is in the works while the original series was a Cut-and-Paste Translation of the anime GoLion (and a completely different show for Season 2 a la Robotech).
  • Re-Cut: Averted. The presence of several obvious last-minute edits in the poorly received Season 8 caused many fans to believe that there was an alternate version of the season somewhere. However, both showrunners, in an interview with “Let’s Voltron” confirmed no such cut exists nor was ever a possibility.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Steven Yeun's Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus voiced Rolo in season 1 before being replaced by Tyler Rhoads when the character returned in season 4.
    • Lacey Chabert (Nyma) and Ana Gasteyer (Krolia) played Gretchen and Cady's mother in Mean Girls respectively.
    • Steven Yeun (Keith) and Ike Amadi (La-Sai and Branko) voices Steve Palchuk and Angor Rot in fellow Dreamworks/Netflix animated series Trollhunters, respectively.
    • Both Norman Reedus (Rolo, before being replaced by Tyler Rhoads) and Tony Curran (Throk) have appeared in Blade II.
  • Release Date Change:
    • Season 2 was originally planned to air during Christmas 2016 but it was delayed to January 2017 in order to be released along with the toyline.
    • Likewise, season 3 and 4 (when it was going to be one season) was planned to air during September 2017, but when the season was split into two, the first half that became season 3 was moved to a month earlier and the second half that became season 4 was moved to a month later.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Did you know that Alfor's second voice actor Sean Teale would later play Eclipse in The Gifted, a couple of months after season 3?
  • Ship Sinking: As far as outside-the-show Word of God goes, the possibility of a Keith/Lance romance happening was explicitly shot down in a 2017 SDCC interview with the showrunners.
  • Short Run in Peru: Season 6 debuted a day early in Portugal on Biggs, though as part of season 2 in terms of production (as season 3-6 is in fact the 26-episode second production season like season 1-2 is the 26-episode first production season), which prompted a Tumblr post from vld-news to avoid posting spoilers from the Portugese airing a day before release.
  • Talking to Himself: Mostly averted. Despite a good number of minor characters having the same voice actor, none of them speak to each other so far since this is more of a Loads and Loads of Characters variant.
    • Neil Kaplan voices Zarkon, Laika and the Arusian king.
    • Cree Summer voices Haggar, Klaizap and Sal's bearded dish washing employee who claims to have worked at his restaurant since she was a little girl.
    • Trevor Devall voices both Antok and Keith's father.
    • It was thought that Bex Taylor-Klaus voiced both Pidge and Olia, before it was confirmed that the latter is actually voiced by Jessica McKenna. That being said, McKenna also voiced the Zaiforge commander in the season four finale.
    • Kimberly Brooks voices Allura, the Unilu kiosk girl in "Space Mall" and Allura's mother Melenor.
    • Nolan North voices Sam Holt, Commander Iverson, Sniv and Vrek. He also voices Elderbug Blate in motion comic adaptation of the Lion Forge comic book series.
    • Josh Keaton voices Shiro, Sven in "Hole in the Sky" and Regris in "Code of Honor".
    • Robin Atkin Downes voices both Xi and Haxus.
    • Lacey Chabert voices Nyma, Te-osh in "Reunion" and Romelle in "Defender of All Universes".
    • Keith Ferguson voices both Alfor and Prorok.
    • Bill Millsap voices both Remdax and Raht in "The Journey", though he uses a deeper voice when voicing the latter.
    • Fred Tatascoire voices Varkon, Sal, Lubos, the Beta Traz warden and Janka.
    • John DiMaggio voices the Unilu dealer Pidge goes to as well as the bounty hunter and he also plays Lieutenant Ozar.
    • Mark Rolston voices both Kolivan and Herreh.
    • Ike Amadi voices La-Sai, Branko and Letch.
    • Kari Wahlgren voices Luxia, Swirn, Luca, Ven'tar and Fentress.
    • Cherise Boothe voices both Gnov and Ilun.
    • A.J. Locascio voices both Lotor and James.
    • Fryda Wolff voices both Malocoti and the Krell Sorceress in the motion comic adaptation of the Lion Forge comic book series.
    • This video covers which actor voices which character.
  • Timeshifted Actor: In the first half of "The Legend Begins", Kevin Durand, Sean Teale and Lily Rabe voices young adult versions of Zarkon, Alfor and Honerva, respectively.
  • What Could Have Been: Has its own page.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Largely stemming from the so-called "age discourse"note :
    • Due to the vague nature of the staff's stance on the paladins' ages and the fact that the show's Ship-to-Ship Combat was already bitter to begin with, people who ship Keith with Lance rather than Shiro have reacted by calling fans of Sheith (as well as all other Shiro ships aside from Allura even though Allura herself is confirmed to be about Keith's age and Shiro would never be interested in female characters since he is gay) supporters of pedophilia or actual pedophiles themselves as well. Some have even sent death threats and accusations of promoting pedophilia to Josh Keaton, Chris Palmer, and Bex Taylor-Klaus for making comments or jokes considered too sympathetic towards Sheith. Keaton made a tweet telling people to calm down and eventually head writer Tim Hedrick and Let's Voltron both made statements telling people to chill out with the ship wars, though it appears to have little effect. In fact, Josh Keaton telling people to stop harassing each other over shipping led to angry fans harassing and threatening him in response, as well as also sending threats to his wife and children, to the point he now refuses to comment on ships at all.
    • When Allura was confirmed to be in her teens rather than being an adult like Shiro, a number of more extreme Shiro/Allura shippers lashed out violently. They harassed the staff on Twitter claiming that Allura was deliberately "aged down" to make Keith/Allura happen, and even started a petition demanding the showrunners release the characters' canonical ages, claiming it was in the name of combatting pedophilia and hoping the staff would reverse their comments about Allura being a teenager. Montgomery was later seen liking tweets critical of the Shallura shippers' behavior, and it's believed that their uproar over Allura's age was the last straw on the camel's back, leading to what animators have since described as a behind-the-scenes ban on sharing ship-centric artwork on social media.
    • After one fan accidentally posted photos from a tour they took of Studio Mir, another separate fan attempted to hold the images as ransom to make their ship canon. While they were eventually persuaded to take the pictures down, it was likely that leaving the pictures up would have gotten Studio Mir into serious legal trouble, jeopardizing production of the show. At the least, it is unlikely they will give any more tours to fans in the future.
    • At ECCC 2018, a fan recorded Jeremy Shada answering questions without his knowledge or consent and posted it online, claiming that he'd given away spoilers revealing that Klance would become canon. While he didn't, the answers he gave were more spoiler-y than they should have been, and Lauren Montgomery publicly responded in annoyance over the info being revealed. Even though the recording was taken down, likelihood is high that Jeremy will be in hot water due to the voice actors' NDA and there may be greater restrictions on staff attendance at fan events as a whole.
    • Bex-Taylor Klaus has tweeted about canceling con appearances out of fear of harassment from unruly fans.
    • The amount of backlash over the show's controversial finale led to the showrunners declaring that after a handful of interviews with Afterbuzz and Let's Voltron, they would call it quits with the show and its fandom entirely.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Voltron: Legendary Defender Wiki.
  • Word of Gay:
    • The announcement of Shiro and Adam's past relationship at SDCC ultimately turned out to be this, as the exact nature of the relationship is never made explicitly clear in the show, and they would be regarded as Ambiguously Gay were it not for the pre-release announcement.
    • Blaytz, who was shown as Ambiguously Gay in a scene where he appears to hit on a male Galra waiter, was confirmed as such on the official podcast.
    • Bex Taylor-Klaus confirmed that Zethrid and Ezor were a couple in season 7.
  • Word of God: While she has described it as a headcanon as in it's not canon to the show, Lauren Montgomery has shared some info on the pictures seen in Captain Olia's ship.
    • Lance was confirmed to be the youngest amongst his three siblings, Marco, Luis, and Veronica, and he's also an uncle to his niece and nephew. He's also said to be a mestizo Cuban.
    • Word of God material states that Lance isn't the brightest bulb in the pack.
    • The showrunners have confirmed at ECCC 2018 that Keith will return to Team Voltron in season 6 after being Out of Focus in season 4 and 5.
    • In an interview with Afterbuzz after season 5, they revealed that Honerva was pregnant with Lotor during flashbacks of "The Legend Begins" and that Lotor has a "daywalker" effect in addition to explaining that his quintessence-enhanced DNA is responsible for his youthful appearance and allowing him to age slower than an average Galra.
    • In another interview after season 5, the showrunners confirmed that Zarkon is definitely dead.
    • In a Hyperable interview, Lauren Montgomery said the Galra war continuing after Zarkon's death was influenced by Robotech.
    • In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunners said that Lotor being revealed as Evil All Along in the four-part season six finale was intentional from the start as they wanted to fool audiences into thinking that he becomes a good guy in vein of Zuko only to end up being a bad guy all along in vein of Azula.
    • In an interview with Let's Voltron, the showrunners explained about Matt's absence in season 6.
    • In an interview with Comic Book, the showrunners confirmed fans will see more of the surviving Altean population in future storylines.
    • The showrunners confirmed in a Den of Geek interview that Lotor's feelings for Allura were in fact genuine rather than predatory like in the original series.
    • Joaquim Dos Santos confirmed to fans that another scene taking place during the time of the original Paladins would happen in season 8 and indeed, it happened.
  • Word of Saint Paul:
    • During a Let's Voltron podcast after season 4, A.J. Locascio has said that Lotor would get along with both Keith and Allura, given their similar backgrounds. This is borne out when he interacts with Allura in season five.
    • Kimberly Brooks has said that Allura doesn't work well with kids.
    • In another Den of Geek piece, they had a discussion about this regarding Lance and his milkshakes.
    • Coran's voice actor Rhys Darby has said that Lotor is still alive and trapped in the rift. Come season 8, and Lotor is confirmed to be very dead.
    • AJ Locascio said at Dragon Con 2019 that he believes the stars in the end of the show are Lotor and Allura, hinting that they ended up together after the conclusion.

General

  • Kerberos does, in fact, exist. However, this series depicts it as a large icy moon, while the real thing is an irregular shape about 12 miles across.
  • Quintessence is actually a hypothesis of what dark energy could be.
  • According to the Voltron Twitter, Voltron stands around 60 meters high, weighing 700 tons, while the individual lions when standing are 25 meters high.
  • The show is the second longest-running Voltron series with 78 episodes as the combined total of both original (Lion Force) and Vehicle Voltron series is 124 episodes. That being said, it is six episodes more than the original series, which had 72 episodes (when not counting Vehicle Voltron's 52 episode run).
  • This is one of the last projects to be voice directed by Andrea Romano, who announced her retirement in July 2017 after being diagnosed with optic neuropathy in one eye, which has caused blindness in that eye.
  • "Blackout" is the 200th episode of the franchise, however if you count Fleet of Doom as an episode, then "Best Laid Plans" has this honour. If you count Fleet of Doom as two episodes or "The Rise of Voltron" as three episodes, then "Stayin' Alive" has this honour, but if you count both as episodes, then "The Belly of the Weblum" is this.
  • In UK airing order from Pop, season 1 and 2 are considered to be one season due to the fact that season 2 was originally going to debut in December 2016 on Netflix. It will most likely be the case for future seasons due to the show's 78-episode commitments equalling three 26-episode seasons. This is also the same airing order in Portugal when Biggs airs the show.
  • Season 6 is series director Steve Ahn's last season, as confirmed by Ahn himself with production of the second production season (season 3-6) wrapping up on March 2017 since he'll be moving on to his upcoming project Blossom Detective Holmes.
  • The Klance (Keith/Lance) fanfiction "Dirty Laundry" had the second most kudos of all fanfiction on Archive of Our Own. (It is second only to a Groot parody fic.)

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