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 whereabouts and status remain undetermined until Pidge discovers that Matt has been rescued by a group of rebels who do not appear to have connections with the Blade of Marmora. Matt is soon located by Pidge and returns with her to the Castle of Lions.
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. 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. When faced with the fate of battling Myzax, Matt becomes frantic and panics, fearful of death and never seeing his family again.
Matt has not shown any notable combat prowess or abilities. It can be surmised that he has extensive 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.
- The Holt family has a dog named Bae Bae, although it was originally named Gunther. The name of the dog was changed to honor a pet dog housed at the recording studio used for the series that passed away.[ ]
|Team Voltron||Allura ◆ Coran ◆ Hunk ◆ Keith ◆ Lance ◆ Pidge ◆ Shiro|
|Galra Empire||Acxa ◆ Beta Traz Warden ◆ Ezor ◆ Galra Commander ◆ Haggar ◆ Haxus ◆ Lotor ◆ Morvok ◆ Narti ◆ Olkarion Commander ◆ Prorok ◆ Raht ◆ Sendak ◆ Throk ◆ Zarkon|
|Blade of Marmora||Antok ◆ Kolivan ◆ Regris ◆ Thace ◆ Ulaz|
|Galaxy Garrison||Iverson ◆ Matthew Holt ◆ Samuel Holt|
|Arusians||Arusian King ◆ Klaizap ◆ Moontow|
|Balmerans||Shay ◆ Rax|
|Mer||Blumfump ◆ Florona ◆ Luxia ◆ Plaxum ◆ Swirn|
|Olkari||La-Sai ◆ Lubos ◆ Ryner|
|Other Aliens||Alfor ◆ Baujal ◆ Myzax ◆ Nyma ◆ Olia ◆ Ozark ◆ Rolo ◆ Sal ◆ Slav ◆ Tee-osh ◆ Varkon ◆ Xi|
|Other Humans||Colleen Holt ◆ Keith's Father|
|Robots||Beezer ◆ Rover|