Matthew "Matt" Holt is a member of the Galaxy Garrison and the brother of Pidge who went missing after being taken prisoner by the Unnamed Galra Commander of the Galra Empire during the Galaxy Garrison's expedition to Kerberos. Pidge has been searching for him and their father Samuel ever since.

After being captured, he was slated to fight the alien gladiator Myzax but Shiro, knowing Matt would not survive, stole the blade offered to the young boy and attacked him with it, feigning bloodlust. The minor injury Matt sustained meant he would not have to fight, so Shiro battled Myzax instead while Matt was taken away. His current whereabouts and status remain undetermined, but Pidge discovers that Matt has apparently been rescued by an unknown group of rebels who do not appear to have connections with the Blade of Marmora.


Matt has the appearance of an older teenager with pale skin, brown hair, and brown eyes; he wears glasses, and bears such heavy resemblance to Pidge that the two are easily mistaken for each other.[3] Matt's hair is cut short and curves upwards away from his body at his neckline, but unlike Pidge, his bangs are not gathered in a heavy cluster at the center of his face. Instead, they are short and cut just above his eyes, exposing his forehead and his thick, brown eyebrows. He has two strands of hair that sprout from the top of her head, one slightly longer than the other.

He has been shown wearing the standard cadet uniform of the Galaxy Garrison as well as a white and orange space suit from the same organization. As a prisoner, he wears the standard prisoner outfit of a black suit with a violet crop-top.


Little is known of Matt's personality. He is excited at the prospect of meeting alien life and exploring space.[3] When faced with the fate of battling Myzax, Matt becomes frantic and panics, fearful of death and never seeing his family again.[4]


Matt has not shown any notable combat prowess or abilities. It can be surmised that he has some technical and scientific knowledge because he was chosen to travel to Kerberos to study ice samples and signs of alien life.


  • Matt's full name is revealed during Pidge's flashback to a television news broadcast proclaiming the Kerberos crew missing and presumed dead.[5]
  • The Holt family has a dog named Gunther, although the dog's name has been changed to Bae Bae.[1]


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