Top Ten Best Voltron: Legendary Defender Characters

The Top Ten
1 Keith

Whenever I watch a new show, I immediately find who my favorite character is and I was not at all disappointed with choosing Keith! He is such a fantastic character with great development, struggles that are relatable (Lance has some really relatable ones too by the way), family issues that he tries to deal with, and really well fleshed out relationships with his team members. He is awkward around others, has trouble working with people rather than fighting them, has a temper, and deep at his core is a lonely little boy trying his best to find a place in this world without either of his parents guiding him. I feel that while no one will ever be as great and dynamic a character as Zuko is, I know that Keith is close behind him. Keith is such a great character in plenty of ways, and I am so happy to see that he is at the top of this list! And just so you know, Hunk is my second favorite! I mean come on people! Show the boy some love!

2 Lance

Lance is just such a relatable character. He doesn't have the advanced character arcs or major roles but he is still someone that everyone loves. There is also the fact that he is, in my personal theories, probably very insecure. Think about it, he was rejected by black, he has no interesting or unique ability, and Keith dropping out is the only reason he became a pilot! But he is still so strong and funny and kind. He needs a larger character arc, I think it should be through his insecurities or maybe a little Langst. He is such an amazing character, it's sad to see he doesn't have his arc already.

3 Katie "Pidge" Holt

Pidge is definitely the best character in all of Voltron and the whole universe. She has done so much for the team and should be the best character ever. I mean, she went into space just to find her family. That takes a lot of guts and she did it without hesitation. Also the moment where she had to choose between team Voltron and her family was great. She has a great backstory and probably the best character development. And when she thought Matt was dead was so depressing. I'm so happy she found him. Now her and her brother are making chip and I'm so happy for them. She should definitely be #1!


4 Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane

What do I say? Well, Shiro is amazing. I feel for him so much, he's suffered too much! I'm happy for him, that he found the love of his life. It can definitely be expected that he's the last one to move on from the war, since it impacted him so much, physically and mentally. The brother connection Shiro shares with Keith is so strong. I ship Brogane so much, I wanna cry. The way Keith looks up to him just breaks my heart, and the way Shiro loves Keith so much to tell him something that will impact Keith for the rest of his entire life (Patience yields focus) I am so thankful for Shiro because he was a blessing in Keith's life, and if Shiro didn't appear to Keith when he did, I don't think Keith would be the person he is today. Forget the employees at 'the home', replace them with Shiro, and all is well. Shiro has been through so much, and now he's a space daddy with the best children in the universe. I love Shiro so much, he's my second favorite character in VLD, right behind Keith.

5 Hunk

Hunk is no longer innocent, but he's still a cinnamon roll. The way he relates to Romelle is adorable, and I hate how he isn't appreciated much. I know this throws dirt on Keith, but I hate how Keith (in "The Journey Within" s7) totally blows up at Hunk. I love how Hunk is the only thing that keeps the team together and doesn't hold it against Keith when he gets mad at him. I love how Hunk was the only one to keep his head. He must be appreciated more.

I also love how Hunk is the only one who realizes the fakeness of the entire show. "We're standing in some futuristic, alien cat head right now" (s1 episode 1, "The Rise of Voltron"). Anyway, there's a lot I can say about the paladins and Voltron in general that would be enough to make anyone part of the fandom.

6 Princess Allura

I had a love-hate relationship with Allura. I'm Really sad that she died at the end cause her and Lance were so cute together! But sometimes she could be annoying and I didn't really like the fact that she became a paladin of Voltron. I liked it better when she was just in the castle.

deserves to be higher on this list. Also, I don't blame that she was mad at Keith for some time its not every day you find out that one of the saviors of the universe actually has the blood of the people who put it in distress. Plus she is pretty much the heart of Voltron, and a brave character as well.

7 Prince Lotor

It's really upsetting how he died. He just got melted by quintessence exposure.
He went through a lifetime of trauma and child abuse. His father was neglectful and he didn't know who his mother was. Half of his species was wiped out by his own father.
And he just died. And it was so much less epic than the way Zarkon died, which isn't cool. Lotor is a better antagonist, and I wish he could have had a redemption arc instead of dying offscreen.
Plus he had really fabulous hair.

He's a very tragic character, and his deceptive nature keeps one on one's toes. Having both Galran and Altean blood makes him quite an interesting character, as having traits from each seem to be both a benefit and a hindrance, depending on the situation.

8 Coran

He is a funny and overall great character that brings light to ever situation. Whilst I do like the other characters nothing can beat Coran Coran the gorgeous man!

9 Matt Holt

NGL I was obsessed about Pidge find Matt and I freaked out when Pidge found him. My sister just thought I was crazy.

Matt is so cool and I'm so happy he found his sister!

I just love the relationship he has with Pidge.

10 Witch Haggar

She was a nice altean before the darkness happened and she still tried to see her son.

The Contenders
11 Emperor Zarkon
12 Krolia

She is Keith's (I won't swear) mom, and I love her so much, but it just makes me laugh when I see one of the in-between scenes when she was just shot at when she first met Keith for the first time in 20 YEARS! She deserves every good thing that comes her way, and I support the theory that Kolivan sent Keith to get Krolia on purpose, and I think I ship Krolivan. I want her as my mom (Partially so I can be part galra ;) ) Even though we don't see too much of her like her son, Keith, I still love her so much, she's so cool.

13 Romelle

Cinnamon roll:
a) Romelle
b) Hunk
See also: adorable, hilarious, relatable,

If you get what I mean.

Deserves way more screen time. She is awesome.

She's awesome, and deserved more screen time.

14 Sendak

The boi had a great character prowess, while he was the main villain for a short time, I liked his style. He had more personality than some of the other villains (albeit less of a background story). I just enjoyed him when he was on screen. Underrated character.

15 Klance

This is a great ship, not a character, but I still love it and voted for it!

Don't know why this is on here, but voted it anyway.

16 Macidus
17 Kosmo
18 Lieutenant Haxus
19 Commander Prorok
20 Lieutenant Thace
21 Acxa

I ship Kacxa. Acxa and Keith deserve each other. Keith needs Acxa because he needs a real love (Not Lance because canonically that's not correct. And for those who are wondering, no, I don't discriminate against LGBTQIA+ peeps)

She saved Keiths frigging life in season five. What more do you need?

Oh, and I'm pretty sure she's, like, Keith's sister or something.

Fun fact: She might be Keith's sister.

22 Narti
23 Bii-Boh-Bi

Uuhh I love Bii-Boh-Bi! He's one of those characters you think is so cute and funny but you don't know why!

Bii-Boh-Bi is adorable... I love him.

24 Kaltenecker

A great allusion to earth's alien lore.

25 Ezor

Ezor is hands down best character. She's so cute and so bouncy and happy. But I did also really like that scene when we got to look at her more vulnerable side after Lotor killed Narti. I'm really glad she got a happy ending with Zethrid.

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