This article is about the king as he appears in Defender of the Universe-related interpretations. For a list of other meanings, see Alfor (disambiguation).

King Alfor is the deceased father of Princess Allura and former king of planet Arus. His ghost often appears before his daughter to provide counsel.


Not much is revealed about King Alfor before his death. It is known that he had commissioned the construction of the tunnels connecting the Castle of Lions to the lions' lairs and that he visited Planet Pollux at one point.

The circumstances of his death are clear. Sometime after Haggar had broken Voltron apart, Zarkon invaded and Alfor dueled against him in single combat in the Valley of Zohar, a canyon located a few miles from the Castle of Lions. Alfor was killed in that duel [1], and his body was laid to rest in the royal tomb in the castle underground.

He had appeared as a ghost to the Voltron Force, Coran, and Allura when they sought the keys to the Voltron lions. [2] Several times during the conflict with Doom, he would appear, either in the tomb or in the lions, to give advice.