Team Voltron is the heroic team led by Princess Allura, comprised of her co-pilot Coran and the Paladins of the mighty robot Voltron. They are based in the Castle of Lions and traverse the universe fighting to end the reign of the oppressive Galra Empire ruled by Zarkon, assisting and freeing all those in need.
Ten thousand years ago, a comet crashed into Zarkon's home planet, during a time when planet Altea held an alliance with the Galrans. King Alfor built the Black Lion from the material found in the comet and Zarkon became the Black Paladin. The origins and creation of the other Lions of Voltron is unknown, but Coran's grandfather built the Castle of Lions to house them and Voltron was known as a heroic fighting force.
The previous team consisted of King Alfor, Coran, Zarkon, and four unknown Paladins. However, Zarkon sought to have the power of Voltron for himself so he betrayed Alfor and the Alteans, mercilessly attacking them with the might of Galra fleets. This led King Alfor to put Allura and Coran in a deep sleep inside cryo-pods within the Castle of Lions, and to scatter the Voltron Lions to hidden locations across the universe so they would not fall into Zarkon's hands. Alfor and the four Paladins met their end by unknown means, and the Altean race was destroyed along with Altea and its entire solar system.
The current team is established when Shiro returns to Earth a year after his capture by the Galra Empire, drawing Keith, Lance, Hunk, and Pidge together to locate the Blue Lion and use it to find the Castle of Lions on Arus. They reawaken its sleeping inhabitants, Princess Allura and Coran, and these last living Alteans help locate the subsequent Lions to form Voltron and defend the universe against Zarkon's empire.
The Castle of Lions is a massive castle and spacecraft in one that houses the Lions of Voltron and its Paladins. The Castleship now serves as the home base to transport and defend the team, piloted by Allura and Coran. It has superb defensive and offensive capabilities, as well as several amenities for the team to travel comfortably. Notably, it can use Allura's energy to generate Wormholes to traverse vast distances of space.
Voltron is the giant robot created from the combination of all five Voltron Lions. It has been ten thousand years since it was last formed. It has a powerful arsenal at its disposal combining technology and magic, which can take down nearly any foe. The Lions that comprise Voltron are each piloted by a Paladin and can battle as separate entities before the mighty robot is formed.
- Leader: Allura
- Co-pilot, Advisor: Coran
The Voltron Alliance denotes those who have allied with the team.
- Arusians of planet Arus
- Balmerans of the dying Balmera
- Mer of the Frozen Planet
- Olkari of planet Olkarion
- The Blade of Marmora