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Episode 57

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The Traitor
Air date October 25th of 1985
Episode Transcript

The Traitor is the fifty-seventh episode of the lion series of Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Plot Summary

Planet Doom is in need of Lazon. Zarkon sends out an expedition to the desert planet Zaul to mine for it.

Among the slaves sent to Zaul is Joran a slave who used to be a soldier from a planet aligned with Zarkon. After some arguing the other slaves, they attack Joran and he falls off a ledge. He is saved from dying from his injures by Omnia. A woman who lives in an hidden underground city on Zaul.

Omnia explains to Joran that the elaborate city was built underground after Prince Lotor's first attempt to destroy the planet when he was a boy, turning it into a desert wasteland.

Hearing the planets distress call the Voltron Force arrives and plans an assault on the new Lazon processing plant to destroy it. Joran explains to the team and Omnia about his past he expects them to shun him. Instead they ask him for his help in fighting Zarkon and his forces. After the forces of Doom and Voltron begin fighting. Joran choses to help Voltron and Omnia's people.

Featured Characters

Voltron Force

Other Arusians

Planet Doom



"The attack was terrible. We had to run for our lives. It was Prince Lotor's first command. He was still only a boy, but he was already as ruthless as Zarkon himself. Some of us managed to escape, but I had to leave my family behind. We dedicated this city to them."


Pidge: "Uh Keith, what does your watch say?"
Keith: "It's time to form Voltron!"

Notes and Goofs

  • We learn that Lotor started his military career as a boy, and Zaul was one of the first planets he conquered.
  • Young Lotor's hair is colored red during the flashback, either a coloring error, or Lotor changed his hair later.
VE List Of Lion Force Voltron Episodes
Season 1 Space Explorers CapturedEscape to Another PlanetA Ghost and Four KeysThe Missing KeyPrincess Joins UpThe Right Arm of VoltronThe Lion Has New ClawsThe Stolen LionA Pretty SpySecret of the White LionSurrenderBad Birthday PartyThe Witch Gets a FaceliftYurak Gets His Pink SlipGive Me Your PrincessBridge Over the River ChozzeraiMy Brother Is A RobeastZarkon is DyingThe Buried CastlePidge's Home PlanetIt'll Be a Cold DayThe Deadly FlowersIt Takes Real LionsRaid of the Alien MiceShort Run of the Centipede ExpressThe Invisible RobeastThe Green MedusaTreasure of Planet TyrusMagnetic AttractionThe Sleeping PrincessThe Sincerest Form of FlatteryA Transplant for Blue LionAttack of the Fierce FrogsLotor Traps PidgeDoom Boycotts the Space OlympicsLotor's CloneLotor's New HitmanRaid of the Red BeretsThe Captive CometThe Little PrinceThere Will Be a Royal WeddingThe Sand PeopleVoltron Frees the SlavesVoltron vs. VoltronOne Princess to AnotherThe Mighty Space MouseSummit MeetingReturn of Coran's SonCoran's Son Runs AmokZarkon Becomes a RobeastLotor the KingFinal Victory
Season 2 Dinner and a ShowEnvoy from Galaxy GarrisonMousemaniaThe Shell GameThe TraitorVoltron Meets Jungle WomanLittle BuddiesWho Was That Masked Man?Take a Robot to LunchWar and Peace... And Doom!Who's Flyin' Blue Lion?Enter Merla: Queen of DarknessA Ghost of a ChanceTo Soothe the Savage RobeastDoom Girls on the ProwlWith Friends Like YouLotor - My Hero?No Muse Is Good MuseThe Alliance Strikes Back!Breakin' up is Hard to Doom
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