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Voltron Force
Nick Name

Defenders of the Universe

Lion Force


Founding Members

Hunk (Yellow Lion)

Keith (Black Lion)

Lance (Red Lion)

Pidge (Green Lion)

Sven (Blue Lion)


Common Members

Hunk (Yellow Lion)

Keith (Black Lion)

Lance (Red Lion)

Pidge (Green Lion)

Princess Allura (Blue Lion)


Former Members
Sven (Blue Lion)
Occupation
Galactic defense force.
Legal Status
Sanctioned by the monarchy of Arus.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Arus, Diamond System, Azure Quadrant
Group Alliances
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Base of Operations
Castle of Lions, Arus, Diamond System, Azure Quadrant
Accessories

Sword of Arus (Flaming Sword): Large bladed weapon capable of cutting through most substances and monsters.


Voltron: Giant humanoid robot composed to five giant robot lions.


Common Enemies

Haggar

King Zarkon

Merla, Queen of Darkness

Prince Lotor

Robeasts


Regularly Appearing
Voltron: Defender of the Universe Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance

Voltron: Defender of the Universe Vol. 1 #1 (1985)


Note: Voltron's first comics appearance was in a three issue limited series by Modern Comics.


Voltron: Defender of the Universe! originally appeared as a syndicated cartoon imported by Toei Animation from Japan, where it was known as Hyakujuu-Ou Go-Lion, translated as "Hundred-Beast King Go Lion". Voltron originally aired in Japan from March 1981 to Feb. 1982 and came to the United States in 1984.


The cartoon had several incarnations including Voltron: The Third Dimension which follows up the original series and included computer graphics incorporated with the traditional animation, and Voltron Force which had the same basic premise of a giant robot, but instead of being comprised of giant robot lions it was comprised of land, sea and air vehicles which integrated into appendages and the torso.


Creator
Toei Animation (Japan)
Origin

In a distant time and a distant galaxy a group of scientists on the planet Arus created a mighty robot as the ultimate defense.


After countless defeats by the robot, King Zarkon instructed his witch Haggar to devise a plan to defeat the galaxy defender.


Disguised as a goddess in distress, Haggar cursed Voltron, splitting the robot into five lions, which went into hibernation.


After many ages, a band of space explorers discovered the five sleeping lions and reformed the once mighty robot to challenge the tyrannical rule of King Zarkon as Voltron: Defender of the Universe.


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