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

Pidge is a human from the Voltron: Defender of the Universe franchise

Pidge is the young genius of the Voltron Lion Force force and pilot of the Green Lion. Pidge's full name as revealed in Devil's Due Publishing comics is Darrell "Pidge" Stroker.

He is the brother of the Vehicle Force team member Chip, though the circumstances of this relationship differ by continuity.

Fiction

Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon continuity

Voice actor: Neil Ross[1]
Based on Suzuishi Hiroshi from Beast King Golion

Lion Force sub-series

Pidge and Chip are twin brothers and were orphaned at a young age. When his foster parents wanted to adopt Pidge, he refused to go unless they took Chip as well. [2]

He and Chip had grown up on Balto [3], and yet he described himself as an Earth man [4], implying he was at least of Earth descent (if not born on Earth).

He was part of a scout team, led by Keith, sent to Planet Arus by the Galaxy Alliance. He and the rest of the team were captured by the forces of Planet Doom, and they later escaped. [5]

Crash landing on Arus after their escape, they made their way to the Castle of Lions. There, they met Princess Allura and Coran, and were commissioned as the Voltron Force. [6] Pidge would fly Green Lion. [7]

He would develop a friendship with the Space Mice, even helping them to train to be a fighting force. [8]

A mission would later take an emotional toll on him. Responding to a distress call from planet Balto, he and the Voltron Force arrived and found out that the planet on which he and Chip grew up would explode. Balto exploded after narrowly escaping a trap set up by Prince Lotor.[9]

Modern Comics continuity

Voltron: The Third Dimension

Voice actor: Billy West[1]

Devil's Due Publishing comics continuity

Dynamite Entertainment comics continuity

Trivia

  • The Pidge/Chip relationship was invented for Voltron. Pidge is based on a Beast King Golion character, whereas Chip is based on a Armored Fleet Dairugger XV character. The two Japanese series continuities' are completely unrelated.
  • The surname "Stoker", introduced in the Devil's Due continuity, is series writer Dan Jolley's grandmother's maiden name.[10]

References

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