An In-Depth Analysis of Voltron: Legendary Defender

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    KrossKross

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    The journey never ends and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    #VoltronLegendaryDefender #Voltron #Dreamworks
    Credits:
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    TIMESTAMPS:
    7:37 Episode 1
    35:30 Pidge
    46:18 Allura
    55:41 Hunk and Lance
    1:01:37 Keith
    1:11:35 Shiro and Queer Stuff
    1:28:42 Presentation
    1:42:10 Storytelling Devices and Villains
    2:01:00 Season 8
    2:19:14 Series Overview and Conclusion
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    Writers:
    Myself
    KittyCraft: de-film.com/us/CrafyKitty
    Watch us both on The Zoomercast: de-film.com/ch-UCZhUE3U3sRF9lwz1mOJOBqw
    Video footage from:
    Voltron: Legendary Defender
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Gravity Falls
    Danny Phantom
    Steven Universe
    My Hero Academia
    Soul Eater
    Star vs. the Forces of Evil
    Adventure Time
    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
    How I Met Your Mother
    Riverdale
    One Punch Man II
    The Legend of Korra
    Gurren Lagann
    Kill la Kill
    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
    Kiznaiver
    Sword Art Online(II)
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
    Game of Thrones
    Avengers: Infinity War
    Up
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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    Videos I got info from:
    The Sin Squad:
    How Voltron Became a Tragedy│Part I: Production: de-film.com/v-video-iiFiVFxR_Q8.html
    How Voltron Became a Tragedy│Part II: Story: de-film.com/v-video-KfUvSaU8_hQ.html
    Schaffrillas Productions:
    How Voltron: Legendary Defender Crashed and Burned (ft. Jalisa Weschen): de-film.com/v-video-ae5oovf1CEo.html
    Fictional Crystals:
    IS KEITH GAY? - LGBT Rep in Voltron | Voltron: Legendary Defender Theory: de-film.com/v-video-GWc8rOx9x4c.html
    IS LANCE BISEXUAL? - LGBT Rep in Voltron | Voltron: Legendary Defender Theory: de-film.com/v-video-ZZPOLpmNpIc.html
    Digibro:
    Cool Character Designs: Gurren Lagann: de-film.com/v-video-9pGc5_gT54w.html
    1 Million Ways To Love (And Hate) Anime: de-film.com/v-video-DIuhO0C5eu0.html
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    Music from:
    Voltron: Legendary Defender OST
    Potsu
    Zelda & Chill
    Undertale OST
    Gravity Falls OST
    Avatar: The Last Airbender OST
    “Day Dreamer (Sad Gay Boy)” by Trial of the Golden Witch [Album: Gay and Dead]
    “Waves At Dawn (Live in my room)” by Trial of the Golden Witch [Album: Bedroom Bedrock]
    "Papermoon" by Tommy heavenly6
    "Flamingo" by Kenshi Yonezu
    Steven Universe OST
    "X Gonna Give It To Ya" by DMX
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild OST
    Thank you for watching.

P J
P J

Funny enough your analysis of Allura helped me appreciate Aang a little bit more. Just remembering how he befriended and saved so many fire nation villagers, despite the for nation literally genociding his race.

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Samantha Shirley
Samantha Shirley

nobody: absa-fucking-lutly nobody: Kross when introducing Allura: the last bullshit magic bender me:*snorts so hard my drink spews out of my nostrils* Hold on what the fuck? P.S. why would Pidge talk about peanuts without giving Allura any context of the damn thing? Like Allura was just standing there with the expression: what the QUIZNAC is a PEANUT?

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Samantha Shirley
Samantha Shirley

I just got to Lance, and the face you point out after Allura's bullshit magic scene, he look like he got hella brain damage tho.

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James Hartigan
James Hartigan

I started watching this show a few days ago not on net flix but on a free media site. Your wrong about the first episode i love how they did the intros to the characters and lions.

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big clover
big clover

23:27 24:00 29:56 31:15 31:57 35:38

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somoster
somoster

Don’t mind my time stamp it’s just me keeping track of where I stoped 18:00

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Dorothy Brown
Dorothy Brown

When my ten year old sister watched this show, her top complaints were A) Lotor's end was unsatisfying and dumb, B) Allura can magic her way out of anything and it doesn't make any sense, and D) they just added a relationship for Shiro with no foreshadowing??? Which just goes to show even the (pretty non-critical) kids watching this pick up on these flaws.

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The John Hopkins Company
The John Hopkins Company

I'd barely even heard of Voltron and yet for some reason I just watched this entire video. Huh.

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Leruo Mabote
Leruo Mabote

I just finished watching season 2 a few days ago also I'm ok with spoilers but it does keep away from the show a little longer but if it's good.... it's good

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KSally YT
KSally YT

1:07:45 what's the fanfic called?

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Kross
Kross

link in the pinned comment

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Diego Pichizaca jr
Diego Pichizaca jr

Well done. Just earned yourself a sub. Also Lotor should have been the final villain.

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Aliki Tchir
Aliki Tchir

AM I the only one who's annyoed having to listean to them adress pige as a girl? cuz in the show he's has only been adresed as a guy. (sorry about my spelling)

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Brooke Williams
Brooke Williams

Pidge is a girl. We knew she was a girl as early as Episode 3 when Shiro calls her Katie. Pidge outright says 'Guys, I'm a girl'. Pidge is addressed by Sam and Colleen as "My daughter'. Other non-family terran characters refer to Pidge as 'Sam's Daughter'. Matt describes her as 'the coolest sister in the galaxy'. Her birth name is Katie. Her entire reason for disguising herself as a boy was because 'Katie Holt' was banned from Garrison grounds for a breach in security when she was trying to find her brother and father. Sorry mate, but that's canon.

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electrik sheep
electrik sheep

voltron has the best american animation i have ever seen

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electrik sheep
electrik sheep

why am i doing this to myself

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Bubrux
Bubrux

2:33:13 Sexuality doesn´t need to leave a giant impact on the person, even that the representation was god owfle

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GhostQueen
GhostQueen

After watching this, I have come to realise just how much of the show I made up in my head... Even my 7 year old mind realised the gaps in character and story development thus filling them with imaginary content. I have no understanding of romance so 'shipping' has never been an interest of mine, but I have always believed that the characters needed more personalisation and stronger relationships.

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Willian Teodoro Souza da Silva
Willian Teodoro Souza da Silva

imagine how good it would have been if shiro had traumas related to his time “dead”? i once read a fanfic about a character who spent three years kind of lost in between time eras: he couldn’t touch or interact much with anything and i think he relived through some memories from time to time, and when he finally was rescued he sometimes couldn’t tell if what was happening was real or not. imagine how being dead and trapped inside the black lion would actually affect someone’s mind.

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Snow-Wing
Snow-Wing

To the queer representation, I guess I was living under a rock. Didn't even know Shiro was gay until the epilogue. Then I went back, after looking at the fandom. Didn't even realize that Adam and Shiro were fiance's, I thought they were just very good friends, like you said. When I saw that they were actually were fiance's, I went back to the episodes (wich were only like, two) that had Adam in it, and, I could see them being fiance's, but still they did do Shiro dirty. But seriously, I didn't even realize he was gay until the epilogue. That's how bad it was for me realizing.

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Meme_Lord 69
Meme_Lord 69

i rewatched voltron 6 times. or 7 i lost the count...

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The Legit Potato
The Legit Potato

I watched a lot of voltron when I was younger, through almost all of the second season, before I stopped because I thought the alien guy was boring. Other than that I really liked it though, but I’m not going to rewatch it because I want to remember it as the perfect example of animation that I remember it as.

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Vino Veritas
Vino Veritas

This is pretty good analysis, but I don’t really like how much you blame the creators and animators for different things that are beyond their control. Creators can only do what the studio allows. Animators can only animate what the director wants. That’s my only critique. Good job.

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ace is swaggy
ace is swaggy

I was really enjoying this until you dropped the r slur

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Sam Mock
Sam Mock

The ending of Voltron really spiked the creation of MANY fix it fanfiction and fan comic creators, like seriously there were some better fan endings with better writing, lore, and representation made by like 17 and 20 year olds

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Dakota Schwallenstecker
Dakota Schwallenstecker

52:47 I don't know why but plot armor just is so interesting cause like when he said that I began to think about shows that use it way too much like my little pony (I know a show for toddlers but still) it's fascinating.

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Neddie
Neddie

Gravity falls didn't air weekly,there was like a 2 month gap between episodes

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Reyna O.
Reyna O.

This video is so amazing. I've been watching it for the last two days between classes, work and other activities but you're so coherent and clear in presenting your thoughts and points and analyses. I love videos like this so much and I'm so excited to watch more of your videos. I also love how the last airbender is such a benchmark all the time for nearly every animated series even though the show has its flaws. It just goes to show how storytelling and presentation and all that can be done so well even with imperfections. I also love that when you raised a criticism you explained it fully and gave remedies and solutions to them, as well as giving appropriate praise to the good and great elements of the show. Your video is also so well detailed that even though I only watched the first three seasons, I didn't feel lost or confused at any point during the video. Thank you for the work you put into this!

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Becc
Becc

omg that was a good video! i've never watched voltron, only ever heard of it and i started the video on accident lmao. But your analysis was so interesting and listening to you talk was a good background to me playing minecraft that i watched the whole 2 hors and loved every minute

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tex ensis
tex ensis

i...kinda find it funny that at 54:42 you say you cant find a show to clip for that section on characters that are built up before their queerness is shown and are playing stronger than you in the background. amazing critique though i wish i found this when i was in my initial angst over how voltron ended

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Schmoxy the Snob
Schmoxy the Snob

I've never seen this show but I do like long analyses and this one was pretty damn good

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CG Hoppmann
CG Hoppmann

Love the analysis. Wished it was longer. Could you please make a follow up, specifically on how the writers seemingly set up the lions to be characters, and then completely ignored it? Like, how the Black Lion has meaningful connection with Shiro, but how NONE of the other lions seem to fit their personalities? Like, why does the Blue Lion choose both Lance AND Allura? They are NOT similar whatsoever.

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Julia Sz.
Julia Sz.

homestuck bg ....

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Eliza Karnopp
Eliza Karnopp

For the stakes thing you discussed--I'd suggest watching Overly Sarcastic Productions' trope talk on "The End Of The World" and such,, Red really makes sense of why bigger isn't always better in the case of stakes

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Starkyrie
Starkyrie

I love this video s much!! It either reflects how I feel or gives me new perspective on what could have been (to help me with my own fanfiction) the only comment I have is about the Presentation section, particular the animation section. Sorry if that has already been mentioned to you, but Studio Mir DIED when it came to Korra, not only physically but financially - the Director/Producer (I forgot) had to sell his car to pay the staff. So when it came to the animation of Voltron, it was something they could still enjoy and put passion in it, but not push themselves to the brink of a near coma to present. Korra had an average of 18k drawings per episode, whereas Voltron has 11k per episode AT MOST! Along with much simpler designs for their characters. (I got that from The Canipa Effect Youtuber, so can't take credit for the research.)

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Addie T
Addie T

This analysis still slaps so hard

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poketronex
poketronex

i loved every part of this except the part where you used the r word

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noctemorii
noctemorii

I was in the fandom during the time Shiro being gay came out but I had no idea about Adam and when I watched the season I legit didn’t realize the guy who died was Adam and thought it was just a scene to show how bad the war on Earth was...I wish I was kidding-

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Greg
Greg

Now I hear some undertale music

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Greg
Greg

I watched it four times and it is great each and every time and I agree with you

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PANic
PANic

you didn't have to look up curtis' name to remember it. you had to look it up to *know* it. his name wasn't even in the show it was in a quietly released comic.

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FaithBetta
FaithBetta

You totally brushed over the fact that Keith was going to kill himself for everyone but Lotor came just in time. And then it was never mentioned after that.

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Kross
Kross

I literally forgot that happened when making this video just like the show

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nicoco berru
nicoco berru

I haven't watched it yet but ohboi. Do I have the strength to watch a featured movie length video analysis of a show that I actively despise and wants scrubbed of my mind. NO! Will I still do it? FUCK YEAH.

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espy-ninja
espy-ninja

Another thing that bugged me with Keith so much was similar to what you talked about with PIdge and 'kid showers'. The fact is a lot of kids have missing, or absent families. A lot of kids feel abandoned by their parents for one reason or another. I didn't like how Keith just kind of kind seemed to bond with his mom...granted it was over '2 years' but it felt so FORCED since it didn't feel like 2 years for us the viewer. Not to even bring up, the problems Keith had shouldn't just go away. Nor should his mom just be forgiven. She might have left for a good reason but that douse not change the pain Keith went through because of that chose.

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Xavier Howard
Xavier Howard

First show in a while I was so invested in watched and waited for every season it had it problems but I enjoyed it

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Cynosure Caper
Cynosure Caper

Honestly while watching this i had just a couple thoughts about the show being more episodic. After the wormhole malfunctions (like after they fight zarkon the first time i think) and they all get separated basically every person/group gets their own little arc with a different planet or part of space and that was honestly very interesting to see because it wasnt focused on the cast as a whole but on how each little group got their own focus. As well in season 8 there was one episode i did kind of enjoy where one of the characters basically just goes around the ship with a camera and shows what daily life is like which was definitely something i wish they did far more because that would have helped so many characters shine (especially lance in my opinion because a ton of small adventures and daily life stuff would have helped so much with his character arc and helping with his self esteem problems)

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infjuicy
infjuicy

i remember i started watching it cuz i was interested in keith and shiro's relationship, and then stuck around cuz i loved every character (and i'm a sucker for the found family trope, so) i got so disappointed at the end, but i loved everything before that

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Pancake
Pancake

i watched the full series had no idea Shiro was gay (until that kiss scene ofcourse)

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Pancake
Pancake

i liked voltron it seemed pretty cool

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Parker Peachy
Parker Peachy

I want to pitch in with the music because you have a point. (just as an fyi i haven't seen the show in a while) lowkey essay incoming sorry in advance. From what i remember of the show the music was very unremarkable. There were some interesting things they did with the music as in using more organic sounding elements, and bumping up the synth when i came to Voltron(i think i may have been an homage to the original 80’s version), but those little things are overshadowed by this veil of a generic spacey sounding synth that really blends most of the music into an incoherent music blob. It's clear to me that they had a defined theme for voltron and an overall feel for what other things( like other planets and fights ) were to sound like but the ideas weren't explored at all. That might come from the differences between composing music for a TV show versus composing for a movie, and i don't know that much about that. Each piece of music was appropriate for the scene but didn't do much beyond that. One of the opportunities that they squandered was having themes for the main characters. Those themes could play into the character by establishing them in the beginning for each of the paladins and developing them with the characters. If they didn't do that there definitely should have been a theme for voltron as a group of people instead of the lions. The main theme is there for the lions and the mech that is voltron but there’s nothing to suggest that it is the theme for the paladins. That is such an important element for a show that is made of found family and team work. There should have been a theme for them working together established outside of the lions and incorporated into the Voltron theme to enforce their friendship and developed teamwork. It should have happened but i don't think it did. There were also so many opportunities to foreshadow things through music that just wasn't done. Imagine using elements of an alien theme in Keith's theme or even Lortors to link them and to foreshadow their Galra heritage. Think of a recurring music phrase for the pluto mission that is incorporated into Pidge’s theme and think of how that would change when she thinks her brother is dead vs. when he’s found to be alive. Its little things like that that would really enhance parts of the show. Instead it was relegated quite heavily to the background and eventually it all became the same to the ear. There was also a nitpicky issue I noticed with some of the more natural drums and flutes clashing with more of the synth elements, it's not really noticeable with the show but definitely noticeable in the OST. If i listen to more id probably be able to come up with more but i think i've already added enough. Sorry for the long paragraph but the music comment got me to spiral

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lemynns
lemynns

this show stole my heart and proceeded to break it (will always love lance tho, even if his character got robbed)

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Enderpigboi
Enderpigboi

I like ramel but you’re right she is literally just a plot device and some comic relief later down the line

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Enderpigboi
Enderpigboi

I feel like confirming a character as LGBT really Hass to be timed right you can’t do it too early like you said but it also can’t be a last-second thing this is why I think it should be may be late for season early second season first integral characters and it can be later down the line for side characters who are introduced to later

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V.V
V.V

Lotor was an Azula, the pink girl was his Ty Lee, the girl with blue hair was his Mai, and the buff alien lady was his Jasper. ATLA didn’t have a buff lady villain so I branched out to Steven Universe.

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V.V
V.V

I made these parallels not to say the Voltron antagonists were as well written as those counterparts, I made it to show how an attempt was made to make characters similar to more well written villains

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ana
ana

lance was my biggest comfort character and i absolutely hate what they did to him

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lemynns
lemynns

same man

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Bamboozled
Bamboozled

Got to the "Presentation" section where you talk about how the conversation shots are boring. Kill La Kill is definitely a great example, but Hyouka is a show that has no fight scenes and all the discussions are highly interesting! I've watched it maybe 4 times and it's always good :)

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Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ

oh even if I comment something its not like you'll see it

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Yoyo Panda
Yoyo Panda

Have you considered a She-ra(2018-2020) analysis?

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ruby heckles
ruby heckles

anyway who loves pidge

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Fae
Fae

klance was stolen from us, like it wasn't even that they hinted at it in the show outside the show there was so much, show runners hinting at it and shipping it. it was such a let down. also i'm pretty sure only straight people are okay with the rep in voltron.

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X.aliyah.X
X.aliyah.X

I don’t know if this is true but I heard the writers didn’t even think about Shiro being queer until they wrote season 3... you know the season when we thought he was dead. And honestly it holds up. Because think about during the first episode after Shiro had calmed down you’d think he would want to know how his home changed. Ex how Adam is doing. And in ep 2 when everyone is strapped up to that mind reading thing you’d think the first thing to come to Shiro’s mind would be his fiancé. But instead all we see is the garrison. Or when Pidge wants to split off from the group Shiro could have joined in and said “look I get it I miss my fiancé too but we have to stick together for (insert reason here)” And sure you could say that after they split Shiro didn’t have any emotional connection to Adam but that really doesn’t add up when you look at that scene where he’s mourning his death. Yeah sure it’s only 16 seconds and it’s kind of a laughable portrayal of grief but it insinuates that he still cared about Adam. All and all it’s very obvious that they didn’t care about representation they cared about the numbers.

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Panicking Potato Cos
Panicking Potato Cos

(Spoilers) I feel like once they met Allura, instead of them just being ok with joining the war they could have asked her to take them back home only for her to tell them she wouldn't take them home unless they helped her find the lions. Then based on where the lions were the members would call dibs on which one they'd want to find and then they'd go out and it would continue like normal. I don't think it would be completely out of character for Allura to do that as she's been passionate about using Voltron to defeat Zarkon from the beginning to end. Allura is also very set in her ways and even briefly disliked Keith due to his Galran heritage despite working with him and being friends with him for awhile. While the characters are getting their lions they can be exposed to what the Galra are doing to people and that along with the potential of Earth getting attacked would convince them to join the war.

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Therrien Keippala
Therrien Keippala

so i was a casual viewer after the entire show came out, and i had no clue that shiro and adam were in a relationship i literally thought that they were just close friends

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Kankrii._.Vantas
Kankrii._.Vantas

i came here after a mountain of fix it fics, klance moments binging and crying i am definitely not salty rn

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rainbw 3573
rainbw 3573

Same 😔

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Gracken The Kracken
Gracken The Kracken

Everything was perfect up until you said r*tarded and I got mad

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Molly Quinn
Molly Quinn

Villains being evil for the sake of being evil are boring.*Ahem* Ursula, Scar, Ezma, and EVERY DISNEY VILLAIN

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Kross
Kross

none of those characters are evil just for the sake of being evil though, it's been a while since I've seen Little Mermaid

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Random User
Random User

Voltron Logic: one moment: ye they boyfriends even though they have literally nothing romantically coded 46/47 moments (yes I counted) with them also staring into each other’s eyes dreamily during the sunset, referencing to the korrasami moment when they are on the roof tops overlooking the city: nah they just, close friends

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Yahshua auguiste
Yahshua auguiste

season 8 is so bad that me at 9 years old could've written it better

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Lunarsky 282
Lunarsky 282

Here to rewatch this video still haven’t watched Voltron :)

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Lunarsky 282
Lunarsky 282

@rainbw 3573 I have already watched this video before but I might watch the show soon

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rainbw 3573
rainbw 3573

Please don't. Go watch the show first

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fizzgigissocute
fizzgigissocute

I really like this video and thought it was well done, but did you really have to use a slur? And then follow up with accusing the character on being “mentally handicapped”. I understand your frustration at bad writing and creative decisions but it made me angry you chose to vent it this way.

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Aiden Scott
Aiden Scott

you should do one of these in depth analysis things but with avatar the last airbender

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Kross
Kross

Everything there is to be said about atla has already been said

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Jocelyn
Jocelyn

I was introduced to Voltron bc an old friend was obsessed with Klance fanfic and I love fanfic and the dynamics they sport. I watched the first few episodes of season 1, did some research, found more clips of later seasons and then realized that Klance wasn't canon (and never became canon), just queerbaiting. I never finished watching the show and I probably won't because of this.

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Vivien Johnson
Vivien Johnson

I was also very disappointed about the development of Lotor, but I would disagree that his whole intention was to "be evil for the sake of it and get power" all along. I do genuinely believe that he thought that his plan would help people to avoid the cruelty he observed when Zarkon destroyed the planet he had connected with. That being said, I think there are two important aspects of my viewpoint on this. 1. He is written to be unapologetically manipulative. They could have done a much better job presenting it and could have done much more with it, but it's still present throughout his time in the show. They show this when after he gives his speech to the Galra after he's introduced he says something along the lines of "the masses are easily manipulated." He says and does more subtle things of this sort afterward as well. Also, his relationship with Allura I felt was meant to portrayed as pure manipulation without the intent of the viewer feeling otherwise. Most of their dialogue centers around him telling her she's special, she's great, she's the only one who can save all these people and she will, all of which are things she's desperate to hear because she's desperate to save people and wants to feel like a good person. Whereas Zarkon and Sendak and almost every other Galra villain are blunt and basic, he stands out because he is people smart and manipulative which makes him a much better villain. (and could have been much better if they put more effort into playing this up.) 2. In vital "bad" moments for him (such as when he feels threatened, scared, or is at an otherwise low point) he mimics the behavior of his abusers. From what they do show about his childhood he was clearly at the least emotionally abused, and from what is portrayed about Hunk trying to learn more about the Galra, likely physically as well. Not to mention all of the trauma he endures. The lasting impacts of these show up in said "bad" moments, such as when he can't defeat the White Lion and is visibly threatened, he shouts "Victory or Death!" despite normally rejecting Galra's speech and mindset. I think that the biggest example of this is when he creates his own Legendary Defender and it looks really similar to the suit Zarkon wore when Lotor killed him. By this point of the show, I felt it was implied Lotor had been on a downward slope, with his manipulation getting sloppy, his patience growing thin, and his normally calculated behavior getting desperate. (They could have represented this better and I wish they had.) When Lotor is in the quintessence field and goes crazy I didn't feel it was completely bad writing. He is at the lowest point we see him at which makes sense that this is when he speaks and acts in the way we see previous Galra villains act because those are the people that traumatized him. The quintessence field is also implied to amplify previous existing character, which is why the evil is brought out more in some characters than others. On top of this, as you said, quintessence works like "space cocaine" which would make sense why he became even more desperate and crazy for it because it's so addicting and again, he's at the lowest point we see him, which would make him more vulnerable towards it. This is just how I viewed it but I'm still so sad that he didn't reach the potential he could have.

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Lil Juno
Lil Juno

bro why do voltron fans only think about lbgtq scenes

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Alfredo Gaitan
Alfredo Gaitan

When you talked about Shiro's incarceration being essentially nothing it made me think of sonic forces and how sonic was jailed and "tortured" and how that felt like nothing for the same reasons.

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Leia Kasta
Leia Kasta

Me: I remember liking Zarkon in the first episode. That was so long ago though, why did I? “Who I only kinda like being on screen because he’s purple.” Me: OH THATS WHY Seriously though this isn’t the first time I’ve enjoyed a character’s screen presence solely because they were purple, I should’ve figured this out without it needing to be pointed out to me.

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AJ
AJ

Small channel? 100k+ views? They/them? GAY SHOW? I haven’t even watched Voltron (and don’t plan to) but I feel like I just *have* to watch this

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Lack
Lack

So what i got is "I like purple"

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lol face_9
lol face_9

i havent even watched voltron what am i doing

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Johny No Way
Johny No Way

Season 8 i was so confused .. i watched everything in a few sittings and... i just... i got so confused i thought i was high... like...i was just in this dazed state where i saw season 8 trough like a dream. . like it wasnt real... but i was clearly watching it

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just vibin'
just vibin'

"they have a total naruto-sasuke vibe" me, who has never seen the show: ah, i see. homoerotic rivalry

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Deod Hashington
Deod Hashington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9lwKguvip8

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Agent 5
Agent 5

I honestly didn't know Shiro was gay until the shows finalie because I didn't pay any attention to theories

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Kolivanne
Kolivanne

I really did not notice the things you mentioned in the section 'presentation'...now that I am rewatching it, it can't be unseen. very informative and humble review. thank you while watching it during the releases I stood away from fandom, writer's purpose, and other things. so I had no clue the writers were looking for a character to 'kill'. so my first response to alluras end was more "somehow fair to remove all ex machina characters who can use that alchemy-magic stuff" or "trade 2 people for all realities, maths?" and just to keep it short: after the introduction of the blade of marmora, my only thought was: do not kill my boy kolivan, let him outlive this and give him some meaning for the new era. so, yes...."the ruins" scared me and I remember how angry I got while watching the epsiode (xD) when it was not sure if he was alive. but seeing him became a leading figure in the end credits..." there you go, take it, you deserve this so much" was I simping for kolivan? probably...

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TehStranger0707
TehStranger0707

this video reminded me of a previous voltron series that is actually after the events in this story

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RedGaming
RedGaming

lol. i had this as background noise as first then i got intrested

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paranoia the gaming nerd
paranoia the gaming nerd

My parents sent me this and when he said "I watched this 2 times through" Me: ha, mortal I watched is 6 times! I'm not kidding I actually did. Please send help QvQ

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Noah Kirschtein
Noah Kirschtein

is it late and i have work tomorrow? yup. am i still gonna watch this instead of going to bed? yup.

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Brisell's
Brisell's

Man, literally all the characters deserved better, even the villians. The show had so much potencial, REALLY. A fantastic analysis, I enjoyed the whole video.

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thimblewood
thimblewood

Hey -- I know that this video is over a year old, but as a neurodivergent person, I am very troubled by your use of the R-slur at 2:06:45. Please understand it is not a synonym for "stupid", "moronic", etc. The R-slur is an incredibly traumatic word; it has roots in the early 1900s medical abuse of neurodivergent people and since that point has been a tool used to dehumanise us. The use of it casually reinforces the idea that neurodivergent people are incapable of basic function, whether you realise it or not. Hearing it is very triggering for me and I am not alone in that. Not many people know the history and weight the word holds, but the R-slur is the word that had people like us locked up and treated like animals. Please be a good ally. Please don't use it anymore. Thank you.

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Kross
Kross

I understand that a lot of people care about this, but again, those people don't have to watch my videos also, I still don't understand what you mean by saying this statement "hurts people" and how that's different from offending people. I'm not asking for an explanation on what you interpret that segment of the video to mean or what interpret the word ret*rded to mean. Take that part out of the equation. I'm asking for clarification on the emotional response in reaction to hearing someone say something you don't like. also, also, my Twitter is linked in the channel about page

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thimblewood
thimblewood

@Kross I've listened through the particular segment again a few more times and I wish it wasn't the case, but not everyone interprets it the way that you would. That makes a statement like that very dangerous. No matter how harmless your intentions are that means it can still hurt people, and sadly in this case it has. If you are open to trying to understand this from the perspective of the people this affects the most that would be an incredible thing and I can send you my twitter or discord and would be grateful for the opportunity to help. If not that's okay, but please try to remember that this does matter an awful lot to a lot of people.

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Kross
Kross

Since I just remembered the exact wording from that segment of the video, I should clarify something. In this particular video, I did make it pretty clear that I meant "mentally disabled" or something along those lines, but the reason why I communicated it that way is not because I was insulting Honerva. I was insulting the writing of season 8. I never said it was bad that she was acting like someone with ASPD, but it was bad from a narrative perspective because it was extremely lazy and dumb writing. Anyway, I am extremely anti prescriptivism when it comes to language. That is to say that I don't believe that we should not prescribe definitive meaning to language and instead, should derive meaning from how it is used. That's why in this video, I think it makes more sense to interpret me saying "ret*rded" as "mentally disabled," but in other videos, it's obviously a hyperbolic "stupid/not well thought out" Hopefully that explains why i just fundamentally disagree with a statement like "the R-slur, when boiled down to it, means 'mentally disabled (derogatory)'" To me, it's just makes so much more sense that context can completely change the meaning of a word and I think that given the contexts in which I use the word "ret*rded," it's pretty reasonable to conclude that I'm never communicating any distain for people with mental disabilities. That's not to discredit anyone's discomfort. If you don't like hearing it even if you know what my intentions are, then that just means my content isn't for you which is fine.

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thimblewood
thimblewood

@Kross So basically, the R-slur, when boiled down to it, means "mentally disabled (derogatory)". Regardless if this is the intention of the user or not, that is what the word implies and is subconsciously perceived as. It's a form of casual ableism. Encountering ableism like this in any scenario, be it in real life or online, is traumatic and damaging. It is people saying to us "We do not see you as human. We see you as faulty, broken, and something to be ashamed of. We see you as little more than something to use as an insult." Not only that, but it's very hard for us to talk about this kind of ableism that we face, as since neurotypical people don't see the big deal, they tend to brush us off. It's humiliating and disempowering. We're trained to keep silent because we get ridiculed when we speak up. The use of the R-slur, even when devoid of malicious intent, is harmful not only because it directly hurts us neurodivergent folks, but because it perpetuates a cycle. When people hear it being used, they think it's okay to use it themselves. The more it is used, the more its meaning and negative implication is reinforced in people's minds. The more the word is reinforced, the more powerful it becomes, and the more it hurts for us to have to hear it. Please let me know if this makes sense and if there is anything I can clarify.

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Kross
Kross

I don't understand what the difference between "making people uncomfortable" and "hurting people" is in the context of hearing words online

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Poisön needle -p
Poisön needle -p

I know this is a relatively old topic, but I have an idea for how the soundtrack could've been more memorable 🤔 Take golion for example (the lion voltron from the 80's) If they wanted to keep the full transformation, instead of playing the entire theme song, they could play an instrumental version of the theme song, or a different lyrical theme for the titular robot (though I would keep the different lyrical version for the series finale instead of playing it in the middle of the seires). considering golion had individual lyrical themes for each lion, they could've played one of those themes depending on which character focused episode it was playing for during the transformation sequence. They didn't even have to play the entire themes, sometimes they played the lyrical theme halfway through the transformation and then smoothly transitioned into an instrumental version, even with the theme song. (Ik this only applies to the transformation sequences, but considering how many golion references there are in vld, I think this would've been a nice tribute and addition to the seires)

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Cleo
Cleo

54:40 VERY late I know but garnet would make a great example here!

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Miles Woods
Miles Woods

i just discovered Kross' channel thriugh this video. they now have a new fan.

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The Fool
The Fool

Best 2 hours ever

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Keith Jones
Keith Jones

Honestly, I disagree with your opinion on Lotor’s arc. Personally I think he’s the best character in the series. When I look back years from now and make my top 10 anti villain characters; Lotor will be on that list along side Loki, ozymandias, and magneto.

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family friendly, thats a first I cried 23 times EXACTLY sooooo uh yeah

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reminder i am 45:36 mins/sec into the vid

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update, very family friendly and i cried 36 times

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Insane Madness
Insane Madness

I agree on you’re points but had to stop watching once you used the r-word and used mental disability as being so negative. 🤮

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Feb E
Feb E

THANK YOU!! It’s horrifying that almost no one called this out

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Gamer gal XD
Gamer gal XD

Sup

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הלנה פאינשטיין
הלנה פאינשטיין

to be honest? I really don't care about Allura (especially in the late seasons). I thought she was really cute in the first's seasons and kinda liked her (as long as pidge and lance ) and the last season just ruined it for me. I don't even watch the 8th season because I know it's going to be full with all the things I don't like about the serias. for example the first episode of season 8, all the Allura x lance stuff just felt very off for me. I'm not really into shipping klance but I think this couple could be so much better, even as only friends. they had real development and chemistry through the seria but it all was gone because Keith left. I'm kinda happy she died. the whole series didn't felt the same after Keith become the rider of the black lion and allura of the blue. it was weird. I thought hopefully it would be like that for season or something and then will go back to the original group (after Shiro came back). but no, she continued to be the paladin of the blue lion, and that annoyed me. she feel to me kinda like mary sue. let think about it: a very powerful girl with tragic backstory that thinks she actually useless? and the paladin in some very special group that work together to save the universe? (only in the last seasons). then fell in love with guy that was flirting with her for 7 seasons after she broke up with someone that broke her heart? and a very emotional last kiss before she sacrificed herself? it kinda feels like mary sue. I like her much more in the first seasons.

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Lilly cline
Lilly cline

Have a nice day

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Lilly cline
Lilly cline

@Kross aww thanks

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Kross
Kross

You too

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Valeria Zavala
Valeria Zavala

What are your thoughts on Acxa and Keith's arc (or would've been arc lol)

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Kross
Kross

Already talked about Keith Acxa's thing about opening up to the humans was pretty cool. Nothing really comes of it but it's still nice

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kyischaotic
kyischaotic

Really love the life lessons I got from this show! Like: 1. Solve abandonment issues by reuniting with your mom, becoming distant with the friends you DID kind of make, then never addressing them ever again! 2. Insecure? Feel like you're the weakest link on the team? Express this to your team on MULTIPLE OCCASIONS only to have it be completely ignored and never worked through in a healthy manner!!! 3. Someone you KNOW is insecure? Totally abandon them in by leaving the team to magically solve the problem!!! 4. Scared of asking out the person you've loved since you met them? Confess to them, start dating, all so they can go on to DIE and leave you mourning for the rest of your life instead of ever moving on from someone who never showed an interest in you in the first place!!! 5. Homesick? Bottle it all up inside and tell no one! 6. So your homie just MC FUCKIN DIED huh? UNEXPLAINED ALIEN MAGIC WILL BRING THEM BACK! 7. It's totally okay to attempt to recklessly sacrifice yourself! Don't worry! No one will call you out on it after! Or ever mention for that matter! 8. Treat PTSD by DYING then having your consciousness transferred into a new clone body! and of course... 9. KILL YOUR GAYS. BECAUSE FUCK THEM AMIRITE?!?!

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