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Which is the Best Season of Voltron?

With the release of season six earlier this summer, Voltron has a series has had many ups and downs and intense emotional moments. It’s gone from an enemy of the week Mecha show to full-on intergalactic drama with characters like Allura at the center.

This radical change from its beginning to its most recent season has left me wondering about something: which season of Voltron is the best? For this question, I thought it would be helpful to recruit some other fans of the show in order to give a diversity of opinion on the matter.

As for myself, I would say overall season 6 is by far and away the best on a story level. Taking away the fact that the characters in season 6 have had more time to develop, the writing is absolutely incredible. Lotor as an ally of the Paladins becomes all the more believable as he and Allura become all the more close. The relationship between Pidge and her brother Max is brought to a height, and Lance’s feelings for Allura become all the more real after Lotor’s Betrayal. But what did other fellow bloggers have to say?

Sam from A Nerdy Perspective

Every season of Voltron has its own set of strengths as weaknesses. That being said season two stands out the most in terms of being the best season. While season one was a fantastic opening into the Voltron universe it still acts as a transition period for both the series and the viewer to find their feet. Seasons three through five were a messy, chaotic period where action and burning questions were appearing left, right and center. Season six resolved a lot of the plot holes but certain parts felt unsatisfactory so I continuously gravitate towards season two. It’s well balanced in my eyes. You’ve already gotten familiar with the characters and the laws of the universe and the season also manages to balance serious and light-hearted moments without swinging too far either way. The season both starts and finish on a very strong note urging the viewer to continue to see what the cliffhangers bring. It has it’s fair share of more serious moments whether it be Shiro being injured at the beginning or Keith learning more about his past. However, episodes such as Space Mall, The Depthsand Eye of the Storm balance out these more serious moments giving the serious parts of the story time to breathe and the viewer a chance to get to know the characters a little bit better and have a bonding moment with them all. It is also a season where plenty of action has taken place but as a viewer, it’s exciting to see what has yet to present itself. Season two definitely holds up as the best season for myself.

Scott of Mechanical Anime Reviews

Season 6 is my favorite season of Voltron: Legendary Defenders so far. There are a few things wrong about it like how it’s paced and how it doesn’t answer some of the questions presented in its own plot, but the sixth season has had the most impact and payoffs so far. Every season of Voltron after the second season has been building to this one. The questions centered around Keith’s origins were answered in an organic way. Even if Keith’s mom didn’t feel like answering questions, they were on a mission going through some space thing that showed flashbacks of Keith’s origins. Everything seemed to appear organically as well. Then there are other things centered around what happened to Shiro after season two. Let’s not forget to mention the final unveiling of Prince Lotor’s plan and who he is behind his sophisticated façade after he snapped from insanity. In the end of season six, our Voltron crew gave up their home to keep the fabric of the universe intact, which shows how heroic they all are. If none of that counts, season six also had the show’s first legitimate robot vs robot fight which automatically sets it apart from every other season of Voltron out there. I can’t wait for season 7.

Naja of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Dreamwork’s Voltron Legendary Defender, it had me hooked from the very first episode and it’s only gotten better as the seasons progressed. Each new season builds on the groundwork laid by the previous ones creating something that is wholly unique from the existing Voltron mythos. So, singling one season out as my absolute favorite was not an easy task, each season has its merits, but, if I had to choose, I’d have to go with… Season 3! This was a season of transition for the series, Shiro is gone, Zarkon is out of commission, everyone is having to reassess everything they’ve known up until this point. The paladins have to adjust to not having their leader and their new roles within the team, especially Keith who struggles with his newfound responsibilities as a team leader. It’s not something that comes naturally to him like it does with Shiro, and he buckles under the weight of it all, definitely a Keith-centric series. But, my absolute favorite part of this season was the Voltron origins story we get in the last episode of season 3, that completely turns everything on its head, suddenly everything isn’t so cut and dry. The Galra who we’re supposed to “hate” are somewhat redeemed, they weren’t inherently evil, they became that way due to circumstances beyond their control (well, for the most part). Their intentions at the start were just as noble as the Alteans, if not more so, which makes their ultimate turn all the more tragic.

Thank you to Sam, Scott, and Naja for contributing to this post. This was actually my first ever collaboration with other bloggers and It turned out great. Voltron has become one of my favorite series, and Its great to know there are others who love it too. How do you guys feel about Voltron? If you have watched the series, which season is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!


Let’s All Write A Book | Chapter 1 | Part 9

I got tagged my Moyatori and I’m excited to add more to this awesome story.

The rules:

  1. Copy the post you’ve been tagged from the rules down (with the links).
  2. Go here and read the rules.
  3. Write your name and link it to one of your posts (The main character is called NoGender and as the name indicates, does not have a gender, so if you want to speak in the third person use the word “it”).
  4. Write your paragraph (max 200 words with 100 words margin).
  5. Tag someone’s post who wasn’t tagged before and say the following rule in the same phrase “You have 3 days to accept this tag”.
  6. If the person you tagged doesn’t answer or doesn’t want to participate tag other person (again, tag a post and not a page).
  7. Write the Title “Let’s All Write a Book | Chapter 1 | Paragraph X”, being X your paragraph.

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Arthifis Chapter 1.1

It was the same dream again, for a week NoGender was always having the same dream. Drowning… It was funny actually, since “it” had the power of controlling water.

NoGender woke up breathing heavily as always… Next morning would be the final exam for him to be a full edge water bender, but without having proper sleep for a week, NoGender was getting nervous about it… “Its” concentration was not as good as normal, “It” had found itself almost falling asleep countless times while trying to train its skills the best it could and, at this moment “it” was getting anxious that it would just fall asleep in the middle of the exam. With these kind of thoughts, “It” bent over to the other side and fell asleep again.

NoGender was part of one of the most important schools of the kingdom. It was usual for someone to bend any kind of elemental, however only until a certain point… Having really the power to bend an elemental power to someone’s will was extremely rare. Every kid with age of 5 needed to do the national yearly exam to show their abilities, although simple, the exam was enough to see if the bender had enough capabilities to be a “true” bender or not. In thousands of children only 1%, in average, would be good enough to enter this prestigious school. However, being chosen and being in this school didn’t meant they would be benders all their lives, when these already special children got to 18 years old, their powers could just disappear from night to day, because of that, everyone did the final exam in their 18th birthday day, if they passed they could choose which path they wanted to continue and join one of the specialized schools they preferred.

Irina Chapter 1.2

It was no good. The worries and anxieties could only be pushed aside so far before they needed to be dealt with.

OK NoGender thought, this is going nowhere. Might as well get this day started so I can get it over with. It figured the library would be a good place to while away the remaining hours before the exam. It was way too nervous to get any actual studying done but at least it could pretend, that’s what **good** students did, right? Fake it till you make it! It was starting to get a sinking feeling that making it was always a bit fake anyways. At least the library was close to the main campus.

As NoGender distractedly ambled into the stuffy reading room, with the comfy leather chairs, that were now considerably more patchwork than leather, and the assorted desk and floor lamps that all gave off different lights, it noticed that the room was already stuffed with nervous looking students, all seemingly at a loss as to what to do with themselves.

A tall skinny boy with a smile that was the polar opposite of comforting, caught his eye. If NoGender was this anxious, he could only imagine what poor Schickley was going through, that kid had trouble handling the stress of ordering lunch. NoGender worried about him. As their eyes met, it greeted its friend in what it hoped was a reassuring manner:

-Hey Shakes, wanna go get a drink after this?

-Geni, oh good you’re here! Did you hear what happened?

Raistlin Chapter 1.3

NoGender looked at its friend in puzzlement. “Hear what?” it asked.

If anything, it seemed Schickley was even more nervous than normal. Which was saying something. Just as Schickley was about to answer, a small tremor rocked the floor of the library. Students began looking up from their books, and just then the tremors started getting worse. People screamed in fright, and small cracks appeared in the marble floors of the library.

A real panic now began to take a hold of the students and everyone started rushing towards the great double doors that formed the exit. Schickley and NoGender got swept up in the crowd and lost sight of each other. Then someone yelled ” The doors are locked!! ” NoGender wasn’t someone that was quick to panic, but it began to creep up on “it”. What was going on? But then the worst tremor yet shook the building.

Bookcases began to fall over, and great chunks of the ceiling came loose and started falling on students. NoGender dove under a table just in time, as a big block of rubble crashed down on the space where he had just stood. And then a terrible inhuman howling sound started……..

Shokamoka Chapter 1.4

“I-is this for real?” NoGender sighed.

Of all places it could have come knocking — the library was chosen.

“Those three previous days of earthquake were absolutely no coincidences, I take.”

NoGender remained nervous under the table. On a different matter; it became more sure of the threat lurking in as inhuman howls endlessly echoed within the library hall. Its concentration got a surprise interruption from Schickley, who was sure to be scarred down his pants anytime then.

“Yo. Wanna go check it out? he teased.
What was with this guy, really…

“I could have sworn that you were deeply intimidated just a while ago.”

Schickley gave it some excited nudges, “This is far different.”
And then a wide, snarky grin.
“God knows how often our people had to deal with these things on a daily basis.”

Tremors died down and the two started tracking the source of those howls. Inhuman was certainly the best description anyone would have come up on the spot; everything else that went along with the sound were along the lines of agony, hopelessness and odd enough, thirst. Just how potent was this dark element, to the point that some would even abandon humanity for?

AstralGemini Chapter 1.5

Reaching the main hall, what the two discovered was absolute chaos. Students scurried frantically around the place, many holding their ears and crying.

“Hey!” Schickley called out to one of his fellow students, stopping her in her tracks. “Is everything ok? Did you get a look at one??” Schickley crowed, gripping the girl by both shoulders, his eyes wide in excitement. “What were they like?”

The girl… Fernelle, right? adjusted her glasses. “They came… they attacked… the school… The teachers… went out to fight them… I didn’t…” before she could finish, the great doors of the hall groaned as they slowly parted to reveal… a teacher, his clothes torn and shredded.

“R… run… run away…” The teacher spluttered, before collapsing. Only then did they notice the hulking, misshapen creature in the shadows behind the doorway.

Black, shiny skin drips with an oily liquid as the creature shambled forward, its wolfish face parting to reveal a mouth full of jagged teeth. The creature’s arms hung behind it, claws dragging across the ground, scoring the granite floor tiles. Lumbering through the doorway, it stood up to its full height, and, eyeing NoGender with sickly yellow eyes, let out a ferocious howl.

TPAB 1.6

The creature locks eyes with NoGender. The three students know they are in trouble and they should run away. NoGender thinks it’s a bad idea though, as it looks onto the eyes of the beast as if it knows what the monster is thinking.

Suddenly, Fernelle screamed and ran away from the monster. In a split second, NoGender and Shickley felt the body of the oily monster pass them. It caught up to Fernelle, and NoGender could only focus on her glasses, as it flies upwards from the swift impact of the monster’s motion. Her severed head hit the ground first while the glasses soon break afterwards. The two looks on as Fernelle’s body slowly turns cold, but then the monster rushes again.

This time, it goes after Shickley.

NoGender pushed him away, and the claws of the monster dug into It’s shoulder bringing both to the ground. Once again, they lock eyes. The monster stares, as if examining NoGender’s face, before opening its mouth.

And then the grandfather clock of the library rang. NoGender scans the place in a panic. The tall skinny boy is immediately concerned and comes over to It’s aid.

“What just happened?” NoGender asks himself.

Keiko 1.7

NoGender slowly sat up. It looked to see a gaping hole where the shoulder once was. There was no blood. No pain shot through its body. In fact, it felt nothing at all. NoGender saw nothing where its shoulder once was. It tried to raise its arm and found that it was possible. Funny that, there was no shoulder linking the arm to the main body yet the arm still moved.

NoGender looked up to find everyone staring. Not at it, but at Fernelle. Fernelle had been killed in front of them. There was no denying that. Fernelle had walked through the doors of death from which there’s no return. But now, Fernelle’s head was moving. Her head moved towards her body as though being pulled by some invisible force but the two never truly became one. A nothingness linked the head to body. She was pale from the kiss of death, looking more like a broken porcelain doll than a human. Blood that should have covered her neck where the head separated was gone, replaced by nothingness. Fernelle blinked.

A silent gasp filled the room as the unspoken question echoed off the walls. What just happened?

Moyatori 1.8

“Move,” somebody growled such a warning from behind NoGender. Before anybody had the time to move, however, a jet of water shot past Fernelle’s disturbing form and aimed straight for the monster’s right eye, with a force NoGender has never witnessed anyone accomplish. The monster howled wretchedly and was sent crashing against the wall in an explosion of debris and black sludge.

Instinctively, NoGender’s eyes scoured the room for the water source for such enormous feat. It was astonished to see that all of it came flowing out of the slit beneath the bathroom door, and that its own left hand was what transformed the ebbing water into the majestic jet that pinned the monster to the wall.

“H-how…” Before NoGender could finish phrasing its question, he felt a hand on its remaining shoulder. NoGender gasped when it saw the shock red hair and opal earrings beneath the black cloak of the person who touched it.

It hadn’t been it after all – how could it ever come to possess such power! It had been her all along – the figure controversial for bending souls rather than natural elements – the Sanguine Necromancer, Ligeia D. Mortem.


Ya Boy Jack 1.9

Get back, all of you!” Legeia yelled to the students, who were still in shock about Fernelle’s new porcelain white appearance. NoGender couldn’t help but sit and stare at who was likely one of the most powerful benders of all time. “Hey, what are you doing? I said get back!” Without much thought, Shickley grabbed NoGender from the floor and the two ran towards the other students.

While the students watched with a strange mix of awe and fear clearly visible on their face, Legeia prepared for the the monsters retaliation. As the monster attempted to get up, he through out his claw, which extended towards the soul bender at an incredible speed. Reacting quickly, Legeia once again channeled the power of NoGender’s dismembered arm, knocking it out of its projected path and against the wall of the main hall, after which she bolted forward at an alarming speed.

The monster attempted to throw its second arm, but Legeia was to fast, easily dodging its last ditch effort to stop the high speed bender. Upon reaching the monster, Legeia jumped, pulling a sword from her cloak and slashing the monster head off. “I know that’s not the last of you,” she whispered to herself.

Woah! this has been pretty fun. for the last part of chapter one, I’m tagging… Chizurue! Have fun!