Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated series produced by World Events Productions and Toei Animaton. It was adapted from two anime series, Beast King GoLion for the first season, and Armored Fleet Dairugger for the second. In 2011, the original season got an American-made noncanon sequel called Voltron Force. In 2016, the series was rebooted as Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Series Dictionary

  • Bayard: The main weapon of the Voltron Paladins in Voltron: Legendary Defender, which are designed to take the form most suitable for the wielder. When a Paladin inserts their Bayard into the control console of their respective Lion, it allows them to form a new weapon for Voltron.
  • Galaxy Alliance: An alliance formed by several planets in order to keep peace in the galaxy. The Voltron Lion Force works under their command.
  • Haggarium: A dark energy introduced in Voltron Force. It is the leftover essence of the Witch Haggar, and it can drain the mystical energy that powers the Voltron Lions.
  • Paladin: Introduced in Voltron: Legendary Defender. The Paladins are the warriors who were chosen to pilot the Voltron Lions. 
  • Quintessence: Introduced in Voltron: Legendary Defender. The substance with the highest known energy per unit volume in the universe. It exists inside all living things, and can be drawn out using magic and used as fuel. It also has healing properties strong enough to bring a person back from death. However, continued exposure to it can lead to illness and mental corruption.
  • Robeast: Introduced in the original Voltron series, the Robeasts are monsters created through magic and technology for use as stronger forces for the Drule Empire. In Voltron: Legendary Defender, they are created by the Galra Empire, and are infused with the soul and quintessence of a living being.
  • Voltcom: The main weapon of the Voltron Lion Force in Voltron Force. They are devices attached to the user's arm, which they can use to form a weapon out of hard light, which is chosen by studying the wearer's strengths and weaknesses. They also act as a link to the Voltron Lions.
  • Voltron Lion Force: The team chosen to pilot the five Lions of Voltron in Voltron: Defender of the Universe and Voltron Force. 


Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Voltron Force

Voltron: Legendary Defender