|This article is about the petulant drule prince. For a list of other meanings, see Lotor (disambiguation).|
|First Appearance||Space Explorers Captured|
|Voice Actor||Lennie Weinrib (US)|
Akira Kamiya (Japan)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe continuity
Lotor dislikes his father greatly, and wishes to rule in his place with Princess Allura by his side, to whom he has developed a strong and obsessive attraction. While Lotor (a notorious womanizer) initially simply wanted Allura as part of his harem, he eventually grew a genuine albeit twisted love for her (wanting her as his queen instead of Princess Corral). So powerful is his attachment that he is unable even to destroy a holographic image of Allura. Lotor also has an even stronger hatred with Keith, because he's seen Allura's love towards Keith. Because of Allura and Keith's love, Lotor is more determined to kill Keith than any other Voltron Force member. Lotor is a very sly, smart, smooth, powerful man, who exudes force and emanates what seems to be pure evil, except when Allura is near.Lotor was born to Zarkon and an unknown mother. During the war between the Galaxy Alliance and the Drule Empire, the prince led a conquest campaign ostensibly on behalf of the Empire. Among the worlds that he conquered was the planet Zaul. He was assigned to command the campaign against Planet Arus and Lion Voltron, with Mogor as his senior military advisor. It was on Arus that he first met Allura and Keith. The prince would develop a rivalry with the leader of the Voltron Lion Force, taking things personally. At the same time, he would also develop the aforementioned attraction to Allura as well, only becoming more obsessed with her after she eluded his grasp.
During a meeting between Zarkon and the rulers of Planet Pollux, Lotor met Princess Romelle who he became attracted to due to her resemblance to Allura. While Romelle was initially friendly to Lotor, she quickly came to dislike him (possible due to the jealousy she had upon seeing his harem women). He later went to Pollux on a joint mission to destroy Voltron. The mission failed, and Lotor betrayed Pollux, capturing Romelle in the process, holding her as a prisoner on Doom.One day, he was ordered to marry Princess Corral. Wanting Allura as his bride instead, he, Corral, and Haggar devised a plan to capture the princess by placing her in a magical sleep, effectively faking her death. After Allura was put to sleep, a funeral was held and Lotor hijacked the ceremonial carriage. The Voltron Force stopped him, although he got away. It was revealed here that when he dreams of Allura, sometimes Allura is replaced with a woman resembling his mother. He later ordered his guards to take Corral away after his plan failed, rejecting her.
Sometime later, Lotor challenged his father in a duel at the Castle Doom arena. He lost, and would have been executed without Haggar's intervention. Lotor then led an attack against Arus and Voltron, successfully crippling Blue Lion.
He had Romelle escort him during a mission to destroy Voltron using the Omega CometWhen Romelle refused to marry him, he cast her into the Pit of Skulls The princess later escaped.
After failing a mission to destroy Voltron, losing the Interstellar Ion Cannon in the process , Lotor is arrested by Zarkon. However, less than three days later, following Zarkon's failure to destroy the cannon, agents of the Drule Empire work with Mogor to depose Zarkon and install Lotor as king. Lotor has Zarkon pilot a Robeast in his image , but the Robeast is destroyed, with Zarkon narrowly escaping death. But Lotor could not repel the Alliance invasion. When Mogor and some nobles begged the king to surrender, he killed them. Lotor then made his last stand, and was defeated with the intervention of Sven and the Space Mice.
Apparently, it was due to the intervention of the Drule Empire that Lotor was not dead or a prisoner of the Galaxy Alliance, and was restored to his position as crown prince. Lotor would remain on the sidelines of the war between the Alliance and the Empire.
One day, his father made an alliance with Queen Merla. He had later married Merla on orders from the king. The marriage was later divorced or annulled.
Sometime later, he made an attempt on his father's life, and was imprisoned. He later escaped, and intervened to save the Voltron Force from Zarkon. He thus declared war on the King of planet Doom.
This debt was later repaid when he was captured by Zarkon following a raid by Voltron on Doom. The Voltron Force and Merla freed him from the Pit of Skulls.He later reconciled with his father, leading the Voltron Force to a fake Planet Doom that was rigged to explode.
Voltron: The Third Dimension
Lotor was mortally wounded in a battle, and was converted into a cyborg after he was placed in prison. However, he escaped and perpetrated his revenge on the heroes, though he still has feelings for Allura. In this version, he was voiced by Tim Curry.
Devil's Due comics continuity
Modern Comics continuity
Personality, Appearance, and SkillsLotor is a handsome and broad-shouldered Drule with long white hair and yellow catlike eyes.
Lotor is shown to be a powerful warrior and very skilled with a Laser Sword. He has also been using a halberd weapon and a laser pistol.
The Prince of Doom is an extraordinarily selfish individual, loving only himself and Allura. Not just simply indifferent to the suffering of others, Lotor seems to delight in their misfortune.