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Voltron Force (TV series)
Sky Marshal Wade is the head of the Galaxy Alliance's Military Division and has a great, possibly pathological hatred of Voltron. Wade has wanted control of the Alliance's military for years and always claimed Voltron was dangerous because the powers within the Lions were ancient and still not fully understood. So far no one can really prove how he sabotaged the Lions during a public celebration after Lotor's demise making the public turn against Voltron. Wade used this to his preprepared advantage and convinced the Galaxy Alliance to regulate the Lions back to their old storage chambers on Planet Arus. But according to Pidge, what he really wanted was to study the Lions' incredible technology. 
At his trial Galaxy Alliance Council President Coran had the duty of listing all the charges against him. The charges turned out to expectedly be blatant insurrections, aiding and abetting known enemies of the Galaxy Alliance, high treason, hijacking Voltron, the attempted destruction of Earth, kidnappings, illegal and unlawful imprisonments, engineering the Lions' "malfunction" and forcefully initiating a hostile takeover over of the Alliance's defense forces.
Wade is a well-decorated general and a disciplined army man. Unfortunately all he seems to care about is money and power. He is ruthless and destroys anyone and/or anything getting in his way. He is also a military genius and does things which seem to be random but in reality further his goals. But he was not this way in the beginning from the times Coran knew him. In their youth both took any classes the Galaxy Alliance Flight Academy offered, and their real dream was to attract the attention of the Voltron Force. They pushed themselves to excel thus daring the Force not to notice them, and when the Force did they were invited to join. But to Wade's surprise Voltron's primary component the Black Lion rejected him. This made Wade furious and he developed an obsession with the advanced robot, which was the reason why he reverse-engineered only the Black Lion instead of the other Lions. Because of his obsessions, greediness and other flaws the Black Lion was right about him being unworthy of becoming a Voltron pilot. Wade is also jealous of the current Voltron team because they are pilots instead of him.
- Wade's personality and relationship with Coran was (possibly) partially echoed, referenced and mirrored through the character of Emperor Zarkon in the 2018 Voltron series reboot.