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Re: Voltron on Netflix
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2017, 03:51:35 PM »
One week later and I'm still pissed at that backstory episode. You know they've made a real misstep when the original Zarkon's motivations from Voltron/Go-Lion seem more credible and less shallow than those of a modern-day incarnation.
I forgot. What were his original motivations back in the 80s show?


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Re: Voltron on Netflix
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2017, 10:00:55 PM »
The original Zarkon was pretty basic in terms of motivations; he wanted to conquer the universe and become immortal. But at least he chose to do that and his fall from grace was self-propelled. My issue with Legendary Defender's Zarkon is that he's clearly just being mind-controlled by dark quintessence, and that all the bullshit in the episode about him wanting to increase his military power isn't what actually makes him turn to the dark side. At least the original Zarkon was a villain by his own volition.