Spoiler Warning For Season 1, Light Spoilers for Season 2
The insanely popular Netflix original series, Voltron: Legendary Defender returned for a second season. After the cliffhanger from the previous season, fans counted down the months waiting for more of adventures with the Paladins in their quest to take down the Galra Empire and its leader Lord Zarkon. Was this season able to surpass what happened in the previous season? In some ways it was even better.
After the season one cliffhanger where the team was thrown across the universe in a wormhole, the season begins with them having to reunite. From there they investigate how they were able to escape Zarkon’s armada during the previous battle. They discover it was through the help of a group known as The Blade of Marmora, a rebellious faction inside of the Galra Empire who are trying to overthrow Zarkon. The season the focuses on more stealth missions with tactical thinking to survive and discover a way to end Zarkon’s reign of terror.
The cast of characters are pushed to their limits throughout the season. The Paladins find they have to bond with their lions if they have any hope of growing as characters. At the same time, Zarkon’s connection to the Black Lion plays a big part in the season. His determination to retrieve it borderlines on obsession. The intriguing character development in these episodes calls back to Avatar: The Last Airbender where fans will be captivated as they watch the journeys of personal discover which occur.
Two characters in particular steal the show this season. The first is Keith, as the mystery behind his origin deepens, Shiro believes him to be leader material and tries to push him forward. The journey to discover who he is results in tension later in the season. Still, it was needed as his character was the least developed from the previous season.
The second is Coran who proves to be comedy gold. The production team found ways to make Coran even funnier and his antics never get old. Examples of some of this humor includes him regressing into younger versions of himself, making an instructional video, and developing a very unique illness.
Thought a lot of mysteries are answered from the first season, it explored enough new territory to practically guarantee the need for another season. Especially within the last minute of the final episode. The cliffhanger they use is just as engaging as the one in the first season. The second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender not only continues the level quality from the previous one but found ways to build on it to a level few shows have reached previously.