Defender of the Universe: The Best Voltron Fan Art Ever!
The galaxy is in peril from the forces of the evil Zarkon, and there’s only one thing to do: form Voltron. And it looks like the galaxy is in luck, because Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have resurrected the big ‘bot in a new series Voltron: Legendary Defender. The entire first (hopefully, of many) season is available for streaming now, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you should fix that, because it’s fantastic!
In celebration of Voltron’s triumphant return, we’ve compiled a gallery of some of the best fan artwork featuring the big guy and Team Voltron. We even snuck a few Vehicle Voltron pics in there (because there’s no way Vehicle Voltron is ever going to get its own gallery).
It is no exaggeration to say that Voltron (the Defender of the Universe) was a huge deal to me as a kid. “Huge” being the operative word there, because I’m fairly certain Voltron was the first giant robot I’d ever come in contact with. I would later come to love the Transformers as well (though Michael Bay has been doing his best to cure me of that), but there was never any doubt in my mind that Voltron could just step on Megatron and Optimus Prime at the same time while he was cutting Devastator in half.
Voltron was such a big deal to me that I recall one rainy school night where I begged my cousin to take me to some kind of Voltron “special event” at a mall that was far enough away that it was almost out of town. This was back when “special events” at malls were a thing. My memory of the event was that they had an enormous, “real life” Voltron standing there and “actors” dressed as members of Team Voltron.
I know this happened and wasn’t just some beautiful dream, because I have the “VOLTRON TEAMFORCE” card I got that night to prove it:
I have no idea if this really happened the way that I remember it, because the idea of a travelling Voltron mall show complete with giant robot seems unlikely, but the hazy memory is so wonderful I have no interest in doing any research to find out if I’ve got it all wrong or not.
So enjoy the art, check out the Hero Complex Gallery's Voltron show, which is going on now, and thank Netflix and Dreamworks Animation for making a better Voltron cartoon than they had to.