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After much consideration and bouncing ideas around in my head, the following adjustments are being made to my portrayal. It’s nothing too serious, but I do want to make clear that certain aspects of Keith’s character / placement within Seasons 4 and 5 will be a tad different.
I’m keeping Keith in the 20 year-old range from the jump. I know what the Paladin Handbook states, but I don’t feel right about it. He was hanging with the best of the best during his time at the Galaxy Garrison (i.e. Shiro and Matt) and not to say that he couldn’t have been much younger than them, but I definitely feel more comfortable in making him a year or two older than canon. That also translates to his two years in the Quantum Abyss, making him 22 in Season 6.
As far as seasons 4 and 5, this is where things get a little complicated. While I do agree with Keith feeling like he needs to be more active in the fight against the Galra, AND that finding out his heritage would certainly sway him in a certain direction, I don’t necessarily think he would leave his team; at least, not entirely. The realization that his struggle / desire to truly belong was not unwarranted, gives him a new-found sense of purpose . After all, Voltron is the reason he was able to find out where he came from. :)
- During Season 4, Keith removes himself from actively being involved in any and all activity where Voltron is concerned. The fact that Shiro has returned to them and that there is an underlying tension that was never there before, makes him feel like he isn’t needed. He also feels that forming a bond with the Blades of Marmora will certainly aid in acquiring more understanding about his Galra heritage. And it does. They are a focused race, resilient and strong; all traits he possesses. But his Humanity makes him innately emotional, thus causing push back from his fellow Blades when the decision comes down to completing a mission or saving one of his people (Human and Galra alike).
- Season 5: Keith uses this time to slowly integrate himself back into Team Voltron, but more from an advisory standpoint. Being a good leader means knowing when to step back and let things progress organically. When not on active missions with the Blades, Keith will be in the Castle, getting a feel for logistics and strategy (because lbr, my boy can use the practice). While he does pride himself on going with his gut, he finally grasps the need to see a problem from every angle and learn how to adapt with a logical solution in mind, and not instinct alone. He does still work the Blades of Marmora as time and resources allow, but ultimately, he remains within the Castle.
- The transition from Season 5 to Season 6 remains as such. While on a mission with the Blades, Keith makes contact with their agent, Krolia, inside the Galra base where a super weapon of sorts is being housed. From there, the series of events taking place in the show will be followed and considered my Keith’s canon. He and Krolia escape, head for the Quantum Abyss, where the reasons for his mother’s departure are made clear. Slowly, but surely, the resentment Keith harbors due to abandonment issues begins to shed its skin as he resumes command of the Black Lion and his role as lead paladin of Team Voltron.
I may add more to this, but I will certainly be updating my verses page so ya’ll don’t have to keep referring back to this post. I’ll rebagel it a couple times, but again, I’ll make an effort to update my verses as soon as possible.