Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6 Reviews

  • Jan 18, 2020

    This season looked and sounded stunning. But in retrospect, every single one of the problems that exploded in S7 and S8 began here. Dropped plot-threads = we are never told what exactly Operation Kuron was for, Lance and Clone Shiro's interactions from previous seasons goes nowhere, and the Second Colony is completely ignored. The way long-running issues are "resolved" entirely offscreen = Keith gets over his abandonment issues and fully reconnects with his mother during a timeskip. The obliteration of the found family theme = first of all, all the paladins except Keith are ready to abandon "Shiro" when he goes crazy, even though it's really blatantly obvious that he is under mind control. Then, we get an intensely emotional episode where Keith fights tooth and nail to save "Shiro." The very next second of the very next episode have the real Shiro tell us that none of it meant anything, because we shouldn't think of that guy as a person, but rather as a "thing," whose life only had any value insofar his horrible death could provide the convenient tools to save somebody else. Keith might as well have smashed one of the pods and grabbed one of the random bodies and run away without fighting, and the end result would have been exactly the same. What kind of found family story has the heroes just flat out discard a teammate they have been fighting side by side with for months? The Moral Myopia trope = while Lotor did commit a horrible crime, it doesn't change the fact that attacking him caused the reigniting of the war. Removing Lotor as emperor was guaranteed to cause billions of deaths. The heroes acted like well-meaning idiots and caused untold amount of damage to many innocent planets, and of course the narrative never acknowledges it at all. The random introduction of new characters that never get any real characterization and basically just exist to take precious time away from the characters we actually love = Romelle is just a living Deus Ex Machina. She looks cute... and that's about it. Given how coincidental her meeting with Keith was, she could have been replaced with a recording or a hologram message or a letter written in blood. The ugly messages = it was really depressing that the show chose to go with "there is no hope for a survivor of child abuse, you are doomed to be just as bad as your parents. Only people with good parental figures can be good!"

    This season looked and sounded stunning. But in retrospect, every single one of the problems that exploded in S7 and S8 began here. Dropped plot-threads = we are never told what exactly Operation Kuron was for, Lance and Clone Shiro's interactions from previous seasons goes nowhere, and the Second Colony is completely ignored. The way long-running issues are "resolved" entirely offscreen = Keith gets over his abandonment issues and fully reconnects with his mother during a timeskip. The obliteration of the found family theme = first of all, all the paladins except Keith are ready to abandon "Shiro" when he goes crazy, even though it's really blatantly obvious that he is under mind control. Then, we get an intensely emotional episode where Keith fights tooth and nail to save "Shiro." The very next second of the very next episode have the real Shiro tell us that none of it meant anything, because we shouldn't think of that guy as a person, but rather as a "thing," whose life only had any value insofar his horrible death could provide the convenient tools to save somebody else. Keith might as well have smashed one of the pods and grabbed one of the random bodies and run away without fighting, and the end result would have been exactly the same. What kind of found family story has the heroes just flat out discard a teammate they have been fighting side by side with for months? The Moral Myopia trope = while Lotor did commit a horrible crime, it doesn't change the fact that attacking him caused the reigniting of the war. Removing Lotor as emperor was guaranteed to cause billions of deaths. The heroes acted like well-meaning idiots and caused untold amount of damage to many innocent planets, and of course the narrative never acknowledges it at all. The random introduction of new characters that never get any real characterization and basically just exist to take precious time away from the characters we actually love = Romelle is just a living Deus Ex Machina. She looks cute... and that's about it. Given how coincidental her meeting with Keith was, she could have been replaced with a recording or a hologram message or a letter written in blood. The ugly messages = it was really depressing that the show chose to go with "there is no hope for a survivor of child abuse, you are doomed to be just as bad as your parents. Only people with good parental figures can be good!"

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Shiro and Keith's relationship is the best.

    Shiro and Keith's relationship is the best.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Kuron and Lotor deserved better. If at least the next seasons had given them a bit of compassion, S6 wouldn't be so bad. But once you know how they end up, it's too upsetting.

    Kuron and Lotor deserved better. If at least the next seasons had given them a bit of compassion, S6 wouldn't be so bad. But once you know how they end up, it's too upsetting.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    Just one thing about the end: WOW incredible.

    Just one thing about the end: WOW incredible.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    This season was phenomenal! I absolutely love the direction this story is going and gosh, the relationship between Shiro and Keith, and Lance and Allura, they're just such a joy to see and so powerful...they're so inspiring

    This season was phenomenal! I absolutely love the direction this story is going and gosh, the relationship between Shiro and Keith, and Lance and Allura, they're just such a joy to see and so powerful...they're so inspiring

  • Dec 31, 2018

    I loved this season! It was such an incredible one with such beautiful relationships; lance and allura, lotor, keith and shiro, it was just SO good!!

    I loved this season! It was such an incredible one with such beautiful relationships; lance and allura, lotor, keith and shiro, it was just SO good!!

  • Dec 31, 2018

    Voltron's best season.

    Voltron's best season.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Remains as the best season in terms of satisfaction of having some major plot resolved. Gorgeous scores and animation, and some of the most emotional scenes in the entirety of the show. Definitely worth all the praises it received.

    Remains as the best season in terms of satisfaction of having some major plot resolved. Gorgeous scores and animation, and some of the most emotional scenes in the entirety of the show. Definitely worth all the praises it received.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    One of the best seasons

    One of the best seasons

  • Dec 16, 2018

    The best one in the series! Great animation and plot moving forward

    The best one in the series! Great animation and plot moving forward