Lance (Voltron)

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Lance
Voltron character
First appearanceVoltron: Defender of the Universe
Voiced byMichael Bell (1984)
Andrew Francis (2011)
Jeremy Shada (2016)[1]
Information
NicknameSharpshooter
SpeciesHuman
GenderMale
TitleThe Blue Paladin of Voltron (Former)
The Red Paladin of Voltron (Current)
OccupationPaladin
NationalityCuban

Lance is a fictional character in the media franchise Voltron and member of the Voltron Force who made his first appearance in Voltron: Defender of the Universe.[2]

Voltron Defender of the Universe[edit]

Lance was part a exploratory team, sent by the Galaxy Alliance and led by Keith, that were kidnapped by the forces of Planet Doom.

After he and the others escaped Planet Doom, went to the Castle of Lions on Planet Arus, where they met Princess Allura and Coran and were designated as the Voltron Force.

Voltron Force[edit]

Lance is a flight instructor in the Galaxy Garrison flight Academy. He uses Daniel and Vince to steal the Lion keys from Sky Marshall Wade. Lance's weapons are heat fists and dual pistols.

Voltron Legendary Defender[edit]

In Voltron: Legendary Defender is made of Cuban descent.[3] He evolves and matures as a character.[4] Lance is Joaquim Dos Santos' favorite character but everyone still questions his statement.[5]

Comics[edit]

In the 2011 Devil's Due comics the Lance character is referred to as Lance Charles McClain.[6]The comic book version of Lance depicts him as 24 with a criminal record. For most of his life, Lance grew up as an adolescent daredevil and drag-racer. His life changed forever when he won a gift certificate for 10 free flying lessons in a radio contest. These lessons displayed that he had a natural talent for flying. At age 18, he joined the navy, and flying became his obsession, but his hot-headedness landed him in deep water when his jetstar buzzed the penthouse of a vindictive senator. Three months into his five-year sentence in a military prison, Lance was approached by Colonel Hawkins to join a team of outcasts to search for the legendary robot Voltron on the distant planet Arus. The comic book version of Lance is given the catchphrase of exclaiming "holy cats!", or sometimes "ho-leeee cats!".

Reception[edit]

The character has had a mostly positive reception.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Voltron': Lance Voice Actor Jeremy Shada on the Paladins, Lotor, and the Mystery of Shiro". Anime. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Voltron". Anime News Network. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ Francisco, Eric. "Earth's Future in 'Voltron' Is Pretty Much the Opposite of Trump's America". Inverse. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: 'Voltron' EPs discuss Lance's leadership, Keith's Mom, more". 29 March 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery on what's next for 'Voltron'". 3 August 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Voltron Defender of the Universe Vol.1". Devil's Due Digital. Retrieved 22 January 2019 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "If Voltron is Anime Star Wars, Then Lance McClain Is Its Han Solo". CBR. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ "#LanceIsBi: The Voltron Fandom's Expectations for Representation". Den of Geek. Retrieved 22 January 2019.