The Glossary of Terms denotes common words and phrases used within the series and on the Wiki. This includes objects, creatures, and locations. For a list of characters, see the characters category.

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  • Alien: Any creature not native to Earth.
  • Altea: A planet destroyed 10,000 years ago. Home of the Alteans.
  • Arena: The gladiatorial ring where slaves fight for Zarkon's entertainment.


  • Balmera: A massive petrified creature that has become a living planet. Home of the Balmerans.
  • Balmeran: A native resident of a Balmera.
  • Barrier Crystal: Crystals used in the Castle of Lions to generate the Castle's particle barrier.[1]
  • Bridge: The command center of a large spacecraft from where it is piloted.


  • Castleship: A spacecraft that acts as a support and transport ship as well as a castle.


  • Deca-Phoeb: A time slice year;[2] how well they match up is unknown.
  • Dobosh: A time slice comparable to a "minute";[2] it is approximately 60 ticks, or 1.4 minutes (84 seconds).[3]
  • Drone: Small floating robots used for patrols, attacks, and repairs. The most notable Drone is Rover.
  • Druid: A member of Haggar's mysterious covenant that appears to have magical abilities.


  • Earth: A planet in the Milky Way galaxy. Home of the human race.
  • Earthling: A native resident of Earth, most notably a human.


  • Fighter Jet: A smaller spacecraft used by the Galra Empire for patrols and battle, usually piloted by Sentries. Also known as "fighters", "patrol(s)", "patrol jet".
  • Flight Pod: A small spacecraft used mainly for quick transport. May also be called an "escape pod".
  • Food Goo: The green goo consumed by Alteans as food in the Castle of Lions.
  • Fripping Bulgogian: A restaurant favored as a hang-out for the original Paladins of Voltron, described as "the best nullvillary in the fourteen tangents".
  • Frozen Planet: A planet covered by frozen oceans. Home to the mer aliens.


  • GAC: "Galra Authorized Currency", established by the Galra Empire as the universe's official currency.
  • Galaxy Garrison: An organization tasked with training Earthlings for exploring space.
  • Galra: The Galra Empire, or an individual or thing associated with the Empire.
  • Galran: An alien of purple skin or fur with yellow eyes most often seen as a member of the Galra Empire.
  • Gladiator: Usually spoken in reference to either:
    • The training robot used in the Training Deck of the Castle of Lions. On the Wiki described as the "Gladiator robot".
    • A fighter in the Galra Empire's Arena.
  • Groggeries: An obsolete currency of Altean crown bills used on planet Altea.[4]






  • Lion: One of the robotic Lions of Voltron.
  • Luxite: A mineral from a planet destroyed "decafebes" ago; it is used to craft the blades used by the Blade of Marmora.


  • Movement: A time slice comparable to a week.[2] How well they match up is unknown.


  • Nunvill: A drink enjoyed by Alteans, described as "the nectar of the gods" that tastes like "hot dog water and feet". It can be used as a hair tonic to make hair flourish.[5]


  • Olkari: A native resident of planet Olkarion.


  • Phoeb: A time slice comparable to a month.[2] How well they match up is unknown.
  • Planetoid: A small planet, not necessarily spherical in shape. "Another term for asteroids, which are also called minor planets".
  • Pod: Usually spoken in reference to either:
    • Flight Pod: A small spacecraft used mainly for quick transport.
    • Sleep Pod: A small device used for stasis sleep and healing.
  • Power Crystal: A Crystal produced by Balmera with enough energy to power spacecrafts. The largest and rarest are known as "Battleship-class" Crystals.[6]


  • Quintant: A time slice comparable to a "day";[2] it is 20 vargas, or approximately 1.167 days (28 hours).[7][3]
  • Quintessence: A mysterious substance that appears to act as a "life force" for living things.
  • LanceQuiznack

    Allura and Coran are stunned by the misuse of "Quiznak".

    Quiznak: An expletive used by Coran and adopted by Lance and the other Paladins. According to Rhys Darby, it literally means "dang it".[8] Hence, Lance tells Keith to "Shut your dang it".[1] Strangely, it can be also used as an adjective, as in "quiznaking Galra".[9]



  • Sentry: A bi-pedal robot used by the Galra Empire. Sentries act as guards, army units, pilots, and general workers; they are capable of speech and communicating with each other.
  • Scaultrite: A valuable material produced by a weblum. It is used for various things, but most notably to convert Altean energy to power teludav devices used to create wormholes.
  • Sleep Chamber: The chamber in the Castle of Lions containing sleep pods. Also known as the "Infirmary".
  • Sleep Pod: A pod notably seen in the Castle of Lions for putting someone into a stasis sleep and healing their wounds. Also known as a "Cryo-Replenisher".
  • Swap Moon: An underground black market location used by Unilu in the past. No weapons or communication devices were allowed.[10]


  • Talwar Six: A planet in the Karthulian System filled with enormous, labyrinthine caves create by giant space wombeasts. Used for training by the Black Paladin.
  • Teludav: A device built with scaultrite disks and powered by Altean energy to create wormholes for traveling through space.
  • Thaldycon System: A solar system used to hide a communications base for the Blade of Marmora.[9]
  • Thayserix: A planet of dense, volatile gases and unusual magnetic poles.
  • Tick: A time slice approximately 1.399 seconds.[11][12]


  • Unilu: An alien race once known for space piracy and dealing in black market goods on Swap Moons.


  • Varga: A time slice comparable to an "hour";[2] it is approximately 1.4 hours, or 60 doboshes (84 minutes).[3]
  • Voltron: The most powerful robot in the universe comprised of five robotic Lions.
  • Voltron Alliance: Planets that have formed an alliance of protection with the team behind Voltron.[5]


  • Warship: A large spacecraft used by the Galra Empire and owned by Galra Commanders. Also known as a "battleship" or "cruiser".
  • Weblum: An enormous worm that travels through space and consumes dead planets. It produces a valuable material called scaultrite.
  • Wormhole: A hole in space-time used to instantaneously transport people and things from one area in the universe to another.
  • Wozblay: A location mentioned by Coran; "could blow us straight to Wozblay."[9]


  • Xanthorium: A highly explosive mineral high in nitrate salts.[9]


  • Yalmor: A creature described to travel as a pack by Coran, and that might feed each other of its kind.[13] It is compared to the Paladins of 10,000 years ago to exemplify the strong bond they shared.
  • Yalex: A species of gigantic creatures known for a rare item called a Yalexian Pearl.


  • Zorlar Astroid Belt: An asteroid belt located near Arus and Balmera X-95-Vox, well known by Rolo.[11]


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