Legendary Defender was first announced as an expansion of the existing multi-year agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation. Comic books for the series have also been produced.
Team Voltron/Defenders of the Universe
Paladin is the term used to describe individuals chosen by a Lion of Voltron to pilot them. There can only be one Paladin to any Lion. Although an individual may be allowed by a Lion to pilot them, they are not recognized as a full-fledged Paladin until a Lion truly acknowledges them as such. Only then will they be awarded with a bayard and the true title of "Paladin". Below is the current roster of Voltron Paladins:
- Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane: Former pilot and Paladin of the Black Lion.
- Keith: Current pilot and Paladin of the Black Lion and former pilot and Paladin of the Red Lion. He is part Galra and now works with the Blade of Marmora, a small group of Galra rebels.
- Katie "Pidge" Holt: Current pilot and Paladin of the Green Lion.
- Lance: Current pilot and Paladin of the Red Lion; former pilot and Paladin of the Blue Lion.
- Hunk: Current pilot and Paladin of the Yellow Lion.
- Princess Allura: Current pilot and Paladin of the Blue Lion, Princess of Planet Altea and former captain, commander and pilot of the Castle of Lions.
- Coran: Former Royal Adviser to the Altean royal family and chief engineer of the Castle of Lions; also one of the last survivors of Planet Altea.
- King Alfor the Great: Allura's father and the previous ruler of Altea responsible for sending the Lions to the far corners of the universe for protection before dying in the Altean genocide by the Galra. Alfor was the creator of the Voltron Lions as well as the original Paladin of the Red Lion.
- King/Lord/Emperor Zarkon (voiced by Neil Kaplan) - Former ruler of Planet Daibazaal, former leader of the Galra Empire and conqueror of most of the known universe. He was once the friend and comrade-in-arms of King Alfor and original Paladin of the Black Lion.
- Prince/Emperor Lotor (voiced by A.J. Locascio) - The son of Zarkon and a former fugitive of the Galra Empire; the once-and-future heir to the Galra throne who led the Empire following his father's defeat at the hands of Voltron and later his seeming demise.
- Lotor's Generals - Lotor's top generals who used to loyally serve him; they are only part Galra and insultingly described by other Galra soldiers as "half-breeds":
- Empress Honerva/High Priestess Haggar (voiced by Cree Summer) - Head of the Druids, a group of magic users in Zarkon's service who gathered quintessence as a power source, supercharged their Emperor with it and created monstrous "robeasts" to fight Voltron. She was previously Zarkon's Altean wife and Lotor's mother Honerva.
- Commander Sendak (voiced by Jake Eberle) - A Galra Commander tasked with capturing or destroying the lions along with Allura's castle. He is the first major enemy fought by the Paladins.
- Commander Prorok (voiced by Keith Ferguson)
- Commander Throk (voiced by Tony Curran) - A Galra Commander who originally sought to steal the throne from Lotor, plainly seeing him as unfit to lead the Galra.
Voltron is the legendary giant robotic superweapon made 10,000 years ago by King Alfor composed of 5 robotic lions: the Black Lion, the Red Lion, the Green Lion, the Blue Lion and the Yellow Lion. It was created using special ore from a "trans-reality comet" that had the ability to travel between different places in the space-time continuum. It is that ability that caused Zarkon to deem Voltron so valuable to the Empire, as it would allow him to collect quintessence from the layer between realities. A second comet with similar properties is later found by Lotor, which he then used to create the Sincline ships.
- See also: Voltron: Legendary Defender/Episodes
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale|
|██||1||11||June 10, 2016|
("The Rise of Voltron")
|June 10, 2016|
("The Black Paladin")
|██||2||13||January, 20, 2017|
("Across the Universe")
|January, 20, 2017|
|██||3||7||August 4, 2017|
("Changing of the Guard")
|August 4, 2017|
("The Legend Begins")
|██||4||6||October 13, 2017|
("Code of Honor")
|October 13, 2017|
("A New Defender")
|██||5||6||March 2, 2018|
|March 2, 2018|
|██||6||7||June 15, 2018|
|June 15, 2018|
("Defender of All Universes")
|██||7||13||August 10, 2018|
|August 10, 2018|
Merchandising and other media
- Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 1 Soundtrack - An album of the first season's official soundtrack.
- Puzzle & Dragons - A mobile puzzle/RPG hybrid developed by GungHo Online Entertainment. In 2017, it held a special event featuring characters from Legendary Defender as its first North America exclusive collaboration.
- Voltron VR Chronicles - An episodic virtual reality game by Digital Domain Interactive available on various platforms.
- Voltron: Legendary Defender Comics - A tie-in comic series published by Lion Forge Comics.
- Playmates Toys - The sole license-holder for the series' toy line.
- In an interview, Tim Hedrick, Voltron's story editor, was asked "...Will we be seeing any LGBT content in Voltron?" to which he responded with "I think I'll let that play out as we go. No comment on that question."
- ↑ Netflix's offical page for the series
- ↑ New Voltron logo at Nerdist
- ↑ Release Date
- ↑ 
- ↑ http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/voltron/256121/creating-voltron-legendary-defender/page/0/1
|V • E Voltron Television Series|
|Original Japanese Series||Mirai Robo Daltanious (1979) • Beast King GoLion (1981) (episodes) • Armored Fleet DaiRugger XV (1982) (episodes) • Lightspeed Electroid Albegas (1983)|
|Voltron Series||Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984) (episodes) • Fleet of Doom (1986) • Voltron: The Third Dimension (1998) (episodes) • Voltron Force (2011) (episodes) • Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016) (episodes)|
|Additional Voltron Content||Voltron Pilot (1983) • Voltron: Defender of the Unvierse (2007) • Voltron 84 (2017)|
|Production Companies||DreamWorks Animation • Kickstart Productions • Studio Mir • Toei Animation • World Events Productions|
|Other articles||Content edits • List of edits • Exceptions to Editing Character Deaths|