With the announcement of the fifth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, it’s time to look at the best moments to come from the the previous season. With the shorter seasons, this list will be a combination of the best moments to come out of both the third and fourth seasons. Which moments were the best? Let’s take a look.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SEASONS 3 AND 4 OF VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER
Sven (Hole In The Sky)
Sven was the original fifth member of the Voltron team when the series was brought to America. Most fans assumed since they went with a shorter version of his Japanese name, Shiro was the substitute for Sven. This episode threw everyone for a loop by introducing the concept of another dimension and a proper Sven (complete with accent) being one of the first individuals the Paladins meet. The scenes which play out offered nostalgia for fans of the classic series.
Stage Show (The Voltron Show!)
As the Paladins start to recruit people to their cause, they find an interesting way to accomplish this goal. As the team put on a stage show to showcase their accomplishments, the episode quickly descends into cringe territory complete with bad acting and even performing Power Ranger (Super Sentai for you purists) poses. The entire spectacle is a train wreck of entertainment which is hard to avert your eyes off.
This Is Our Cow! (Blacksite)
After Pidge finally reunites with her brother, she gives Matt a lightning speed tour of the castle and all the different wonders found within. As all this information comes rapid the tour makes sure to include the cow they picked up back in the season 2 episode Space Mall, which apparently has become a member of the team. This moment is made even more entertaining as Corran and Allura learn the horrifying fact of where milkshakes come from.
Unlikely Help (A New Defender)
The season four cliffhanger was broadcasted a mile away thanks to the episode title but it was still shocking to see. Realizing he has no other options but to join forces with his enemies against his father, Lotor arrives at the perfect moment to offer aid to the Paladins and help to save them from an terrible fate. The true ramifications of this decision will play out in Season 5.
Keith Leaves (Code of Honor)
Keith, feeling his work with the Blade of Mamora allowing him to truly strike hard against Zarkon’s forces, finds himself being pulled away from the Paladins. After Shiro is able to once again pilot the Black Lion, Keith realizes his time is better spent with the Blade of Mamora. As he comes to this decision, the team is sad to see him go and the tearful group hug begins. It’s a moment which causes everyone to gush with emotion.
Lotor’s Escape (Begin The Blitz)
Deciding they had make a horrible mistake, Lotor’s team turns on the prince and plan to turn him over to the Empire. Not planning on giving up without a fight, Lotor escapes in a way which defies explanation. He finds a way to get away, taking the ship and leaving his team with few options except to hope they can find a place Zarkon won’t find them.
Return of the Prince (Changing Of The Guard)
Lotor’s introduction helped to reinforce how cunning he is. After impersonating a fighter in the combat ring, he challenges the individual who was plotting an uprising against him, defeats his opponent, and pardons him. This is all before Lotor gives a rousing speech to unite the entire Empire behind him. Afterward, Lotor reassigns the opponent to the middle of nowhere to silently punish him for the attempted revolution. Lesson learned: Don’t get on Lotor’s bad side.
Survival (The Journey)
Shiro’s path back to the Paladins is not an easy one. After escaping a Galra ship, Shiro has no choice but to brave the elements of an alien planet. As he struggles to stay alive, Shiro is pushed to his limit and barely makes it out alive. This intense fight against weather, alien creatures, and a pair of alien refugees makes it a ride few can take.
The Graves (Reunion)
The emotions which resonate from this scene were intense. As Pidge finds herself tracking clues, she comes across a massive gravesite of those who challenged the Galra. Overcome by heartache at the idea, Pidge breaks down, letting the elements wash over her. As the rain starts to fall, the water flowing down the Green Lion mirrors the tears which everyone was feeling running down their cheeks.
The Legend Begins
This episode much like Space Mall is an episode where the entire ride is the best moment. Helping to paint a vivid picture of the first Voltron Paladins and what caused Zarkon to fall from grace. As Zarkon enters into the dimensional rift in an effort to revive his dying Queen, you think the episode has reached its peak. This is all before Zarkon comes back to life and wages war on the entire universe. If this isn’t the best moment of seasons three and four, nothing is.
What were your favorite moments from Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 and 4? Leave a comment below and let us know.