|This article is about the lion as it appears in DotU-related interpretations. For a list of other meanings, see Red Lion (disambiguation).|
The Red Lion is the right arm of Voltron and the fourth massive lion present. It is mostly covered in red save for its limbs and mouth. It has yellow eyes and pointed ears as well as a black collar around its neck. The sides of its mouth has a hollow octagonal shape, making it appear feral. It also has wheel-like bolts in its shoulder and limb joints in order to allow fluid execution of movement. It sports an obscured white band on its belly and a rectangular design on its back. It also has white-colored tail.
The Red Lion resides within an underground volcano far from The Castle of Lions and is therefore Arus' secondary line of defense against an attack. In order to be activated (though not shown), a transport car takes its pilot through a tunnel arriving underneath its chest. The car opens and lifts the pilot's seat from the car and into its chest and cockpit. Once its activation key is placed, its eyes glow and it comes to life with a roar.
The Red Lion forms the right arm of Voltron. During formation, it loses its limbs and tail. The Red Lion affixes to the Black Lion's right shoulder, the Green Lion affixes to its left shoulder, and the Blue and Yellow Lions affix to its right and left legs. The Black Lion's mouth opens up to reveal a humanoid face and its ears open up to form horns and the transformation of Voltron is completed.
Abilities and weaponry
The Red Lion has a number of abilities displayed in the show.
- Sentience: The Red Lion emits some limited sentience without a pilot.
- Flight: The Red Lion is capable of flying in the air.
- Hovering: It likewise is capable of hovering in a single spot in the air.
- Intergalactic travel: During its voyages outside Planet Arus, the Red Lion is covered in a red comet-like aura which it uses to travel from Arus to other planets in the galaxy. This ability is not used within the flyspace of Planet Arus or any other planets but only in outer space, suggesting it is for intergalactic travel.
- Triple-barrel gun: The Red Lion materializes a multiple-barreled gun from energy that appears in its shoulder bolt. This gun can fire lasers from its central barrel and missiles from its other barrels. It can also be manifested on both shoulders.
- Shoulder-mounted cannon: A powerful cannon weapon shared by the other lions.
- Sword attack: Contrary to its name, a dagger with a crescent curve on one end and a point at the other end is materialized from its mouth in order to pierce and cut objects.
- Lion missiles: It can fire various other miniature missiles.