“It is fitting that I would find what is brightest to me in the darkest place.”
Voltron Legendary Defenders Season 8
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Number of episodes: 13 (Completed)
Rating: 4.5 stars
DISCLAIMER: Contains spoilers for past seasons and (may have for) this season
Season 1-7 review here.
The final season of Voltron: Legendary Defender focuses on the reunited families, investigating the Altean pilot that was at the cliffhanger of Season 7 and growing the coalition.
Well, I guess one of the couples are endgame (one that I still don’t root for until the end because when you watch the end it seemed so pointless to build it up for 8 seasons LOL). I mean I don’t support the ship, but like they literally only share a kiss for one episode and that’s it, it doesn’t even feel like they’re endgame or any proper closure for this couple (and trust me, this gets worse).
I like that we actually get Haggar/Honerva’s backstory (can I mention that I like Lotor even more now?!) and it also fills in more gaps from the previous seasons. I also think that she made a good villain because of her motivations.
I honestly think that killing of Lotor (in the previous season) was a bad move, because if he wasn’t blamed for actually helping these Alteans, he would have been an awesome leader for the Galra and Coalition if he didn’t turn bad LOL.
The stakes are higher than ever before. I did feel that instead of fully going out with a bang though, most episodes were things that we wanted to see in previous seasons all mashed into this season and a ton of unneeded fillers. I love that the stakes are extremely high for this last season and the whole coalition bands together to help.
Top 3 favourite characters, Keith, Lotor, Allura.
Oh episode 9 had me in tears.
I hated that Allura suddenly went so dark in this season. But I loved that Keith has fully embraced his role as a leader and is leading awesomely at that. I like that Keith and Lance’s frenemy has finally evolved to friendship. I love that Shiro gets to fight the final battle with the original team.
By the end I was a sobbing mess, more of how things ended and that this was the last season and we wouldn’t see our precious cinnamon rolls again T.T It broke my heart.
I have to mention that Shiro’s ending did make me happy, but it was obvious that the creators only did it to rectify things when the fandom was extremely angry that they killed off his ex-boyfriend.
I’m sad that Voltron has ended, but glad that they focused on mainly family in the end. Honestly, I did think of many ways that they could have ended this series better, but I’m giving it a high rating because I am biased AF and I love these characters, but compared to the other seasons, this one was a real let down. I literally didn’t want to watch the series (because it meant that I couldn’t see my favourite characters anymore) and dreaded writing this review because I honestly only gave it a high rating for the characters that I’ve grown to love.
It’s been fun flying with the paladins. Vrepit Sa.
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