Voltron Series 4

LionForge to Continue Voltron Comics But Will Not Deviate From the Television Ending – UPDATED!

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Voltron Series 4

UPDATE: After this article was posted, LionForge sent us the following statement:

“While we do plan to continue our Voltron Legendary Defender comics in a fourth volume, we do not yet have a final release date or story direction to confirm. We can assure fans that we will, as we have always done, work closely with our partners at Dreamworks to deliver the highest quality and most authentic Voltron comic book experience possible.”

The original story is below.

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Andrew Gaska, the editor of the Voltron series for LionForge, and he shared some exciting news for Voltron fans: the Voltron comics will continue, at a minimum, through volume four. In our interview, he teased the new issue:

Honerva has summoned immense amounts of quintessence and has disappeared. All of reality—make that all realities—are at stake. Blaming herself for letting Honerva go, Allura is determined to find her. The stage is set.

While the first three volumes of the comics have taken place within earlier seasons of the DreamWorks television series, the Gaska told me the next volume will take place in final season, and will feature both the Atlas and Voltron teams. He was eager to discuss the new issue and commented to me, “I’m very excited about the story Mitch [Iverson] has come up with, and I’m having a lot of fun developing it with him.”

He explained, “in volume four of our comic series, both the Voltron and Atlas teams are searching for Honerva when they have an encounter with a mysterious black hole that is somehow ejecting strange energies into the cosmos. When those energies begin to coalesce as horrific monsters, the Voltron and Atlas teams have to learn to work together or risk losing everything.”

Gaska also confirmed that the comics, if they continue beyond volume four, will not diverge from the show’s controversial final ending, in what will likely be a blow to queer and other minority fans.

Voltron’s last season received a mere 8% audience approval on Rotten Tomatoes and has been harshly criticized for its marginalizing depiction of queerness (including forcing the sole gay hero into early retirement) and its decision to kill off the only leading woman of color to generate drama.

For many fans, the comics were their last hope for a better ending for their representation.

Gaska said they will not create an alternate continuity, as required by their license and relationship with DreamWorks. He did stress that, if the comics continued past the end of the show, they planned to explore new events based on what happened in the final season. He promised, “if we do move forward, I’ve got some more surprises in store for the fans.”

Voltron Comic Volume 4 Cover
Voltron Volume 4 Cover by LionForge Comics

LionForge will release volume four of Voltron this Summer. The volume will be written by Mitch Iverson, with art by Rubine and Beni Lobel, and edited by Andrew Gaska.

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35 thoughts on “LionForge to Continue Voltron Comics But Will Not Deviate From the Television Ending – UPDATED!

  1. That’s very depressing to read. Though at least he’s being upfront about content. I’m very sad that the comics are moving forward into the final season. What’s left of the fandom has just begun to heal from the end of S8. This will just bring back all the bitterness and disappointment folks had been trying to move on from.

  2. y’know what? i kinda like this bit “He did stress that, if the comics continued past the end of the show, they planned to explore new events based on what happened in the final season.” since it implies they are aware of the possibility that after this mistake of a volume, no one’s gonna want it enough to continue.

  3. I’ve been a huge supporter of DreamWorks as well as I’ve gone to great lengths to buy official Merchandise for the show Voltron, merchandise that it’s still not being sold in my country. I’ve supported their “cheap quality” toys, their silly (and yet enjoyable somehow) comics and handbooks, but this just feels like a slap in the face and it hurts, a lot. Countless people, LGBTQ+ and POC, have been (severely) hurt by this last season- some were able to move on, some not as much. But after agonizing weeks of silence from both the staff and DreamWorks themselves, we thought it was the end of it, Voltron was destined to have a shitty ending with no plans to fix it- I thought it couldn’t get any worse, but I was wrong. We don’t want some silly comics to “fix” what the show did, we don’t want a story with Adam 2.0 (Curtis) when his sole purpose was to marry Shiro, a (ridiculous) PR stunt. Comics SHOULDN’T have to fix the disaster they did with the show, people shouldn’t have to spend their money in them to “know more” when the show fails to do so. This is not it, this is not how you “deal with the problem”, this is just putting salt in the wound. It’s a big no from me. I expected more from DreamWorks, I’m disappointed.

  4. Why? The general response to season 8 is disappointment from fans. Why give them the same pain in a different format?

  5. Ugh, no. What story would they even tell after that disaster of an end? The war is supposedly over, Voltron and Allura are gone. Atlas is just a normal ship without Shiro to make it transform. Just stop. It’s bad enough they’re doing another volume set during that dumpster fire of a season.

  6. I’m baffled as to why they would time jump the story of the comics forward to a season that fans almost universally hated and many were hurt by.

    “if we do move forward, I’ve got some more surprises in store for the fans” Unless those surprises include Allura being alive and Shiro being well written again as opposed to simply being a prop for PR points – no thanks. I’ll be removing this from my pull list.

  7. This is pretty upsetting to hear, especially after Allura’s death. It’s way too soon. The show stripped her of her happiness only to kill her and to hear that they can’t deviate from it is sad. I know it’s out of Lion Forge’s control, but I like to think of external media as a way to take the story in a new direction (ideally one that would give justice to Allura and Shiro). It feels unfair.

  8. I’m just gonna say that if this is their take, I’m not giving them another penny of my money.

    I absolutely do not care what they choose to explore, but it will not be my wallet.

  9. It’s a giant No from me. Tens of thousands of fans have voiced complaints over the way the last season was handled and DreamWorks has literally not said a single word back. I’ve never seen such blatant disrespect from a company. My one comfort was that this was the end of things and we could all move on. Apparently it’s a giant No on that as well.

    1. Came back with a less knee-jerk response–

      I can see how Voltron/DreamWorks/the Powers That Be wouldn’t be interested in my point of view since I’ve already sworn off their product. Why care about my opinion at all? So, I thought about it. Is there something canon compliant they could do that would catch my eye, and the answer is: Lotor.

      The three big complaints about S8 were Allura’s death (can’t fix that), Shiro’s character and ending (please don’t try to fix that–it can only be made worse), and Lotor’s lack of redemption. What if the comics had Lotor show up?

      Here’s my off the cuff idea for Lotor:

      During his time in the void, Lotor learned about the Dark Entities. He ends up contacting Allura (not her hallucination) and tells her how to defeat them/cleanse them/etc. That would help redeem him and it would add to the idea that it had to be Allura that sacrificed herself. I would love something along these lines.

  10. It’s a no from me. Season 8 was so unlike the Voltron that we had seen for the past seven seasons. It didn’t even feel like the same show. Characters were no longer close, plots were weird, pacing was all over the place and it insulted every group of fans it could. With Shiro’s sidelining and Allura’s death being the worst that happened. I don’t want anything that acknowledges the horrible treatment they received as they lost everything. What kind of message was that meant to send to fans? And they want that to continue, no thanks.

    Every message the previous season pushed were reversed. If the comics are going to continue that vein then I will definitely not be interested in them. What makes it worse is the blatant disrespect from DreamWorks who have chosen to ignore fan reactions to season 8 and act as if nothing is wrong. No way am I going to be giving them any of my money.

  11. “He did stress that, if the comics continued past the end of the show, they planned to explore new events based on what happened in the final season. He promised, ‘if we do move forward, I’ve got some more surprises in store for the fans.’”

    This is EXACTLY what I was afraid the comics would choose to do after the disaster that was season 8! I don’t want them to expand on or explore anything related to the finale. I don’t want them to try to “fix” things after the fact, because they couldn’t be bothered to do things right in the season itself to begin with. I would rather they just cancel the comics entirely instead of hurting us even further.

    No one wants this. No one will spend money on this. No one is fooled by any of their attempts to pretend Shiro and Allura’s treatment in season 8 was anything but a mistake. What’s the point in developing Haggar and Allura when they’re both dead? Why couldn’t they have explored these stories in the main show instead of killing Allura and tokenizing Shiro?

    Since Voltron is determined to ignore its LGBT and other minority fans, I’m determined to ignore it as canon. And I refuse to spend another penny on official merchandise, including the comics. The responsible thing to do would be for DreamWorks and Voltron to address all the fans they lied to and betrayed, instead of continue to hit us on the head and try to force us to accept their degrading and insulting attempts at “representation.”

    They clearly don’t care about us as fans, they just want to make money in the only way they can since their toys failed. I have too much respect for myself as a queer and disabled person who was suicidal for MONTHS due to the leaks and finale to accept ANY of this.

    All they had to do was say sorry. Even if it was a lie like their apologies after season 7. But by continuing to try and gaslight us into believing they did any of this for their fans, all they’ve done is show exactly how little they care about, listen to, or respect us. It’s unforgivable.

  12. * Sorry Lionforge. Canon used up all your credit. You want interest at this point, you’d better be willing to *promise* to deal with or rectify those aspects of S8 that pissed fans off. No one at this stage is willing to plunk down money for more of the same. We didn’t LIKE the canon ending. We kinda thought we’d made that abundantly clear. Fix it, or forget it.

    * If I can write a Season 9 fic that manages to be canon compliant and not piss anyone off, I expect no less of Lionforge. This is not an impossible, Herculean task. It just requires your story writers to, y’know, think for two minutes about the characters, and why the fans love the characters. And maybe spare another minute for ‘this is not your standard comic fan audience’.

  13. If the “most authentic” Voltron story they’re allowed to tell is by following season 8, then it’s not authentic at all. I don’t blame Lion Forge for this. I feel sorry that they’re caught in the crossfire all because Dreamworks doesn’t have the balls to admit they were wrong. It’s insulting to the point of being hilarious that Dreamworks thinks it can make money off Voltron after all the times they’ve yanked queer fans around.

    Maybe if they just treated their queer characters and fans with respect in the first place like they promised to then they could’ve made plenty of money that way. It’s not the consumers’ responsibility to pay a huge mega-corporation to fix its mistakes.

    The fact that the comics are skipping over so many good, well-received seasons in favor of trying to make season 8’s story semi-palatable shows what a shallow money-grab it is. I spent hundreds of dollars on Voltron when it was a quality show. If they wanted me to continue shelling out for their property, maybe they should’ve stuck with the crew they had for the first six seasons.

    Maybe they should’ve cancelled the show altogether instead of wasting time and money on destroying it from the inside out in seasons 7 and 8. Any interest I had in the comics died along with Allura and Shiro’s character arcs.

  14. That’s gonna be a hard no from me. I’ve slowly been healing and doing my best to move on from the absolute garbage season 8 tried to give us with Shiro’s shotgun rep wedding and Allura’s completely unnecessary sacrifice. Hearing that the comics are gonna explore season 8 and potentially continue from there just made my heart drop and now I feel like I’m right back to where I was after the series ended.

    I know it was really, REALLY silly of me, but I was kind of holding out a little hope that perhaps the comics could create an alternate season/ending, or at the very least ignore everything about season 8. And now I see that I should have learned my lesson about having any kind of expectations for DreamWorks Voltron.

    Without a doubt they’re going to try to add substance to Shiro and Atlas Crew Member #3’s “relationship” to try to backpedal on the extremely shallow, cheap stunt they pulled with that atrocious epilogue. The fact that we would have to rely on the comics and not the actual source material to see a romantic relationship develop that involves a main character is just all around bad writing, and extremely poor representation.

    I used to love this show so much, but now I’m just done. At this point I’m more than happy to live fully in the fandom and only purchase fan merchandise, DreamWorks is getting no more support or money from me.

  15. Man I might be in the minority, but I would be so excited to see a continuation in the comics past season 8. I didn’t mind the season at all and would love to see what happens next. Hopefully all the people who don’t want it don’t go out of their way to make it not happen.

    1. The fact that Shiro was the ONLY character shoved into a random marriage with no development to a complete non-character is exactlt WHY queer people are upset. The other characters were allowed to continue being heroes. They were allowed to keep their jobs and their agency; their romantic interests were only a small part of their entire character arcs.

      After Shiro was revealed to be gay, the showrunners said in an interview that being gay wouldn’t affect Shiro’s status as a hero. The epilogue and season 8 as a whole contradicts that. What was the point in even making him captain of the Atlas in season 7 if they were just going to take it away from him in season 8?

      The answer is because they needed to cover their asses after the mess season 7 created. So they broke all their promises about how Shiro wouldn’t be treated differently than the other characters just for being gay. They got him out of the way because god forbid a gay man be a role model in a cartoon for children. They LIED.

      If all the characters ended up in random marriages, or if Shiro had been allowed to stay single and keep his job like the straight characters did, then no one would be upset about his ending. The fact that he was singled out and treated differently because of his sexuality, that he was used as a PR stunt so Dreamworks could pretend they give a shit about gay fans, when all they really care about is their reputation and making money, is why this is so upsetting.

      They lied repeatedly and are trying to pretend they forced Shiro into a random retirement/marriage for sincere reasons, when nothing could be further from the truth. It is not that difficult to understand. You can’t just throw the only major gay character into a wedding with a random nobody and expect people to be grateful when none of the straight characters were disrespected this way. Allura’s relationships to Lotor and Lance were both given SEASONS to develop. They were characters outside of their romance. Shiro’s own character arc had him leave his prevuous relationship so he could do what he love.

      Shiro was not given the dignity that the straight characters apart from Allura were. Seven seasons of development and interviews about how he wouldn’t be treated differently for being gay were tossed in the shitter. That’s why it’s so fucked up and hurtful.

      None of the comments here have said a word about ships. People are upset about how Shiro was sidelined because of his sexuality and Allura was killed off. Many of my friends have children who were devastated by Allura’s drath and were too upset and heartbroken to make it to the epilogue, nevermind the after credits scene.

      Voltron and season 8 fucked. There are dozens of legitimate reasons. The author of this article is gay himself–I think his and my and every other gay person’s hurt at being lied to and used by Voltron for money is much more important than any stupid shipping drama stirred up by antis.

    2. pretty sure that the tens of thousands of real queer people, including the article writer, who have thoroughly and exhaustively detailed why shiro’s epilogue is harmful know what they’re talking about. they are certainly much more legitimate and important than a bunch of shitty teenage antis crying about how any ship other their otp is “”problematic””

  16. Interesting that the article writer thinks Shiro is marginalized as a queer character by retiring from his job, but there’s no mention that he’s the only character allowed to eventually find a romantic partner and get a happy marriage ending. Sadly this just sounds like more soup grapes from the notoriously badly-behaved shipping portion of the fandom, but I’m glad the comics are continuing and would love to see some post-finale adventures in the future as well. I’m especially excited that we will get to see more of the Atlas crew because they are a fantastic cast of side characters.

    1. The fact that Shiro was the ONLY character shoved into a random marriage with no development to a complete non-character is exactlt WHY queer people are upset. The other characters were allowed to continue being heroes. They were allowed to keep their jobs and their agency; their romantic interests were only a small part of their entire character arcs.

      After Shiro was revealed to be gay, the showrunners said in an interview that being gay wouldn’t affect Shiro’s status as a hero. The epilogue and season 8 as a whole contradicts that. What was the point in even making him captain of the Atlas in season 7 if they were just going to take it away from him in season 8?

      The answer is because they needed to cover their asses after the mess season 7 created. So they broke all their promises about how Shiro wouldn’t be treated differently than the other characters just for being gay. They got him out of the way because god forbid a gay man be a role model in a cartoon for children. They LIED.

      If all the characters ended up in random marriages, or if Shiro had been allowed to stay single and keep his job like the straight characters did, then no one would be upset about his ending. The fact that he was singled out and treated differently because of his sexuality, that he was used as a PR stunt so Dreamworks could pretend they give a shit about gay fans, when all they really care about is their reputation and making money, is why this is so upsetting.

      They lied repeatedly and are trying to pretend they forced Shiro into a random retirement/marriage for sincere reasons, when nothing could be further from the truth. It is not that difficult to understand. You can’t just throw the only major gay character into a wedding with a random nobody and expect people to be grateful when none of the straight characters were disrespected this way. Allura’s relationships to Lotor and Lance were both given SEASONS to develop. They were characters outside of their romance. Shiro’s own character arc had him leave his prevuous relationship so he could do what he love.

      Shiro was not given the dignity that the straight characters apart from Allura were. Seven seasons of development and interviews about how he wouldn’t be treated differently for being gay were tossed in the shitter. That’s why it’s so fucked up and hurtful.

    2. If it were just sour shipping grapes then nonshippers and people who hated the primary ship Shiro was a part of would be thrilled. Instead the subpar quality of the final season on every single front (plot, character, animation, music, pacing, upholding the messages it did for 7 previous seasons) coupled with the killing of a WOC and the last minute addition of a wedding between a main and a complete random, was the real reason people dislike it. It’s cool you didn’t have that problem apparently but don’t try to discount the 3000 negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes as just the ire of spurned shippers. If their ship had been canon, it wouldn’t somehow erase how bad the season was or that Allura died.

  17. This is a hard no from me.

    They have chosen to continue this wreckage, so I choose to ignore the comic completely. I feel sorry for them being trapped in this nightmare. They’re going to lose money on this.

  18. One last round of disappointment, I suppose. After the disaster that was Season 8, I’m not sure the fans can handle any more surprises.

    What surprises have we been rewarded so far?
    – Allura sacrificing herself with little to no objection from her paladin family? (which is a stark contrast to the team’s response to Allura being captured back in season 1, but who cares about continuity I guess)
    – Honerva suddenly having a change of heart, being redeemed, and thus being welcomed by her deceased family as she happily Walks Into The Light…all of this with no proper explanation?
    – Lotor’s literal melted and decaying corpse! 🙂 such a treat, especially after learning about the years of abuse he suffered throughout his upbringing. Honestly, thanks for that beautiful corpsey scene :))
    – Shiro becoming noticeably distant from the paladins, especially his best friend, and eventually choosing to give up on pursuing his dreams of space exploration? (I would think that he’d be more eager to explore space now that there’s no longer the impending threat of intergalactic war/Armageddon, but I guess dreams change…I mean, who wouldn’t suddenly want to marry the [Man] of their dreams and retire at the ripe old age of 27?? /s).

    If I absolutely had to pick things that are season 8 compliant, but could still use more exploration:
    – More normal interactions between Shiro and the paladins (and I mean Shiro the Hero (friend, leader) that we all know and love. Not “captain bossman who barks out orders from his throne” who replaced Shiro in season 8. That guy was a bad clone. A clown.)
    – Lotor being redeemed, but like, blatantly and thoroughly? I want to see his efforts widely acknowledged. I don’t want to have to assume that “well it all worked out in the end, so I guess they all saw that his intentions were good and then forgave him”. No, thanks. Also, I’d like to see him acknowledge his past rashness and his weaknesses (still don’t understand why he was able to kill off Narti so easily if he was such a Good Boi Who Did Nothing Wrong??);
    – Also, please explain the damn dark entity?? What the hell was that? Why? What purpose did it serve? How was Allura able to withstand its corruption, but Honerva wasn’t? Nor anyone else? Was it because Allura was chosen by the White Lion? Why was Lotor a part of those dark entity visions anyways??? Please 🙂 Explain :))
    – WHERE IS THE WHITE LION NOW? Please, I miss her
    – Coran having a chance to actually say goodbye to Allura, who was arguably his last semblance of family, of his homeland (…sorry Romelle). He, like Allura, lost almost everything, and she was all he had left. I don’t care that some miraculous plot hole brought Planet Altea back, I still assume that Coran is irreparably devastated over losing the girl who he helped to raise, without being able to give a proper Farewell, I Love You Always.
    – is Allura basically Bob now?

    I hope they don’t touch the situation with Curtis. Just…please…just leave it alone, it can only get worse. Focus on things that can still be explained, things that can still be connected to the previous 7 seasons of the show. Focus on plot-relevant things, not a rushed/token/out of place romance that adds nothing to the story or characters. If I have to trade an after-the-fact fleshed-out romance for Shiro’s dreams and aspirations (and close interactions with the rest of the paladins)? I’ll give up the romance, without hesitation. So, since the damage is irrevocably done…just leave it be, bury it.

    But at least I know I can save money by forgoing the comics, since they’ll just deepen the wounds caused by season 8. Wish we’d gotten a similar heads up about season 8 before it aired, would have saved $ by cancelling my Netflix subscription months in advanced lol.

    Oh but if any of the artists involved in the comics have PayPal/patreon/kofi accounts set up, (discreetly) let the fans know so we can at least pay you directly for your time/effort!!

    P.S. – if anyone from Dreamworks is listening, or cares (lmfaooooo), allow the comics to end differently. We’ll give you money then.

    1. The release of this comic just shows how terrible the final season of Voltron was handled. Nobody is going to buy the comic that just pours salt into our open wounds. Fix the story before you try and continue it.

  19. We do not want a ‘new’ story. We want the old one that they butchered.
    No Voltron property will see a cent from me until they release the original cut of s8.
    Allura, Lotor, and Shiro deserve better.

  20. Putting all the salt and such aside, I don’t want this. I’m someone who was optimistic about most aspects of the ending, sans the reasoning for Allura’s death and Lance being left to mourn, and to even me, it’s like, really? Did we need this one to take place in the middle of season eight? Or any season? I wanna move past the lions and see the future. I would’ve liked a spin-off about Vehicle Voltron’s adventures. But alas, there’s no market for that, I guess. Or a limited market.
    Meh. If we’re getting this, I’d at least like to see more Lance and Allura development.
    Also, galra Keith. The fandom has wanted this since season one. So, please Lion Forge, please.

  21. I am still healing from the finale of S8. I feel like this is too soon. DW has done nothing to show that they care what the fans think. They don’t care how hurt they felt. Are they doing this because they saw how webcomics based on the show is getting popular? So they want to cash grab with the fandom, still? Fans feel used and hurt. The creators have called the fans whiners and complainers and degraded them. They ghosted after the show. Everyone disappeared. A lot of people are broken hearted. Being blatant about using them for just for a cash grab, with a lack of sincerity. It’s not helping. It’s hurting. How is lion Forge going to fix this? How are they going to move forward with the story? How are they going to help heal the hurt that was left behind? How are they going to gain the trust, after such a betrayal? they will need a miracle.

  22. This is disappointing. No one is going to want to buy that crap after the wreckage of Season 8. Are they really expecting for us to feel happy about it? What more story is there to tell, Allura is dead and she’s not coming back, Lance will always be depressed and lonely, and the other paladins are just gone doing their own thing. If they plan on redoing season 8 in comics, that would’ve been much better. Lionforge, please think about this. Fans are clearly upset about this, hear out your audience. I really did enjoy Voltron, at times I can’t even think about it cause it hurts so much. If you’re going to continue the comics, bring Allura back, the paladins, the lions, please.

  23. If those from LionForge and Dreamworks want to continue the story from Season 8, I suggest that they bring Allura and Lotor back. As for Shiro, please let him return as the Black Paladin. His role as the Captain of Atlas was certainly non-iconic especially when he was mainly in the background and shouting out orders. Didn’t he also activate Black lions wings and obtained the bayard from Zarkon? That’s another reason why he should regain the Black Paladin role. Keith should return to Red and Lance with Blue. Their personalities fit well with those lions and should’ve stayed that way though. Let Allura pilot the Atlas since it’s her crystal that activated it into a robot.

    1. I totally agree with you. The real Shiro disappeared since s2 and what I expected is that he will recover his position as Black Paladin after all he struggled to earn that position but that never happened and Shiro as the Captain of the Atlas, well nothing interesting or memorable happened.

      1. The thing is though, by rest we didn’t mean retire we meant from having to suffer from these horrible events that seem to happen to him…We didn’t want him retiring from his dreams and goals. That’s why it’s such a spit in the face, he was so happy in season 7 to be Captain of the Atlas and just a season later they make him retire at 27 and marry a random nobody. If you believe the wedding was good representation, you are in the minority. That wedding was so forced in and like it was just a spit in the face. He never interacted with this guy at all onscreen and they promised relationships would develop onscreen. So, of course, we have all the right to say that him retiring and stating ‘he finally found happiness’ is just a blow. Because that implies that he wasn’t happy being Captain of the Atlas(Which he was), that being a paladin didn’t make him happy, but somehow marrying a random guy gives him Happiness? Then why didn’t he just stay with Adam then?
        It’s such a blow because we knew he loved exploring space and they take that away from him.

  24. Yeah I’m gonna go ahead and say that the majority of people complaining about s8 are shippers made about their OTP not happening or people who just wanted the status quo of s1 and 2 to remain. The fandom is notoriously toxic and awful and would have never been happy with any ending that didn’t cater to their overly specific needs and terrible headcanons that completely ignore the show’s characterization.

    Case in point, Shiro’s eventual retirement. For the entire run fans have been wanting Shiro to rest and recover from his trauma. But suddenly now it’s an issue, even though he’s accomplished so much. News flash, it’s okay for a hero to rest, it doesn’t make them any less heroic. Also the entire series was leading up to him becoming more of a mentor for the others, he cannot stay as the Black Paladin forever because that diminishes Keith’s role. But he was still captain of the Atlus and still fought as a hero, then got his due rest. And man is this the only show where people complain about the gay hero lead getting married to a named important character and having an open kiss. But once again shipping drama so nothing is good enough.

    The only point I can understand people being upset about is Allura’s death but still it was her choice and even though they were hurt the Paladins knew it was her choice. And Honerva was not redeemed she was made to fix the damage she caused instead of them having a generic kill her and she gets off scot free ending.

    And of course the showrunners ghosted after this season. The entire freakshow of this fandom has done nothing but harass, belittle, and send death threats to them, the writers, the animators, and the VAs since day one. They own nothing to any of you, especially when all of you have been nothing but hateful to them in return for two years.

    Also I’m queer as well and the only queerphobic things I’ve seen are from the fans themselves, especially aimed at my orientation.

  25. Yeah I know fandom has got out of hand but they have every right to be upset. The only thing I disagree is with fandom harassing the writers by sending death threats, etc. People who do that need to set their priorities straight.

    Anyway I may be a staunch S1 and S2 fan here which I’m not afraid to admit though and admire Shiro as black paladin. All the other versions of him were written poorly including when he became the Captain of Atlas. All he did was remain in the background and yell out orders like some boring military robot in contrast to the Shiro who was always helping his fellow Paladins. And it was hurtful to the lgbtq community when they decided to marry him to some random guy who he never had an connection with throughout the series. Most of all, it’s not all shippers who are upset. First of all, I was never into shipping characters. The epilogue and the characters being written in such a way that made it appear like that they were not the same ones that we loved seasons ago had fans feel heartbroken, including myself. If you disagree then that’s fine be it. It will not make me and others here change how we feel about the show and it’s character development. Thank you for your time.

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