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This article is about the royal heir as she appears in Voltron: Legendary Defender-related interpretations. For a list of other meanings, see Allura (disambiguation).


Allura was the princess of the formerly-extinct Planet Altea. She assisted her father in his war counsel, commanded the Castle of Lions in the fight against Zarkon, and formerly piloted the Blue Lion until her death. She was a formidable combatant, stategist, speaker, alchemist, and the last Sacred Alteans: once revered for their ability to channel and manipulate Quintessence. Allura was the face of the resistance against the Galra and stopped at nothing to bring peace and balance throughout the Universe, even at the expense of her own life.

Appearance

Allura is a female Altean. She has an active, leggy physique and waist-length, voluptuous white hair. The only visible features distinguishing her from a human are her down-turned elfish ears. Her skin tone is nut brown, her eyes are galaxy blue with purple pupils, and her Altean marks are pink.

Allura is first seen wearing her ankle-length Altean gown. The dress has a sky blue bodice, a white skirt and a knee-length pink cape; all accented with gold. The bodice has a sweetheart neckline and ends in a "V" shape at her waist. The skirt has a pink hem and a pale blue stripe down the front. The dress has long blue sleeves, as well as white puff sleeves attached to a white undershirt.

Allura's main outfit - her combat attire - is a white bodysuit with black areas on her midsection and thighs. The suit comes with a tapered blue belt, shoes, and clunky wristguards. Pink accents are located on the collar, above her ribs, separating the white and black on her thighs, and under her kneepads. She has a pink "V" shape on her chest to represent Voltron. Allura wears her hair in a messy bun during battle.

Once at the Garrison after the Fire of Purification's invasion of Earth, Allura wore a custom Galaxy Garrison senior cadet uniform. It was a white coat with a mandarin collar, pink chest and sleeves, buttoning up near the right breast pocket. It had a black belt with the Voltron 'V' on the buckle and two gold stripes acknowledging her rank as Princess.

For her date with Lance, Allura wore a pale pink, knee-length dress with a notch neckline and 3/4 tulip sleeves. She acessorised with a slim brown belt with a gold, diamond-shaped buckle, and gold leaf-shaped earrings.

Biography

Pre-Series

When Altea was attacked by Zarkon's Galra Empire 10,000 years ago, Allura's father, King Alfor, chose to hide the Voltron lions and Allura, rather than have Voltron formed to battle their enemy as Allura suggested. Sadly, Altea was ultimately lost as a result, with only the six residents of the Castle of Lions being known to survive the tragedy. After her father lulled her to sleep, she was placed in a sleeping pod where she spent the next ten millennia in stasis.

Season 1

Allura is first seen in her sleeping pod when she is awakened by the future Paladins of Voltron, Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge and Hunk. She falls out of the pod and into Lance's arms. After she pins him down she questions the other paladins on their identities. After revealing hers Allura checks the castle only to find that she and Coran have been asleep for 10,000 years and that Altea and its neighboring planets have all been destroyed by Zarkon. After learning that Zarkon is still alive and has amassed a ginormous empire she assigns and tasks the new paladins of Voltron to locate and pilot the 5 Voltron Lions. She along with Coran, provide support from the Castle itself.

In "Some Assembly Required", Allura is first seen testing the security system of the castle, and uses the alarm test as an opportunity to test the new Paladins, to which she is upset when they fail. She assigns the Paladins to attempt to recreate Voltron, and uses the castle's defenses to spur them into action. Later she admonishes them for taking a break when they should be trying to reform Voltron once more. At the dinner table, she is involved in a food fight with the paladins, where she is pleased to learn that they are now working together.

Season 2

After Haggar's Komar device sent the paladins flying through the universe, the Castle of Lions was trapped in a time loop where Allura was unaffected, but Coran and the mice were. Before Coran's erasure from existence, Pidge was able to activate a homing beacon, and this allowed Allura to create a stable wormhole out of the loop. With that, Coran and the mice returned to normal.

After getting Shiro into a healing chamber, the Black Paladin's returning memories allowed him to recall hidden coordinates in his Galra prosthesis to locate a Blade of Marmora base, where Ulaz who freed Shiro was. Allura instinctively distrusted him for his being Galra, given all that has happened to her people. And with the arrival of Prorok's RoBeast, the distrust grew even further, unsurprised when seeing Ulaz flee. But with Ulaz's sacrifice to save them, Allura partly felt the concern the Paladins had, but still held some strong reservations about trusting a Galra rebel group like the Blades.

Season 3

After the fight with Zarkon, Shiro disappeared. While Keith searched for Shiro, Allura contacted the leader of a planet they freed previously, in an attempt to reform the coalition. After Keith bonded with the black lion she tried to form a bond with the red lion but failed, (making her upset, as red had been her father's lion). When Lance is unable to access to his blue lion and subsequently bonds with the red lion, Allura makes a bond with the blue lion.

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Personality

Being a member of the Altean Royal Family, Allura was known for her commanding attitude towards the Paladins, her serious demeanor, and occasionally playful personality. She did, however, have a deep-seated bitterness: Zarkon was the focal point of Allura's rage and suffering because of his betrayal of her and her family that resulted in the murder of her father, her entire race, and the destruction of her home planet. Allura's raw hatred of Zarkon was unnerving to behold for those more familiar with her more compassionate side, and her bloody history with the Galra has fostered in her a severe hatred and distrust of their race. This comes to the forefront upon learning of Keith's revelation that he is part Galra. She becomes severely conflicted and begins coldly shunning him. However, in due time, Allura realized that Keith has more than proven his good heart and rightful place on the team, which Allura considers to be her new-found family, and she reaffirms her trust in him by apologizing for her misjudgment.

Allura was a very caring and altruistic individual who wants to do right by the people of the galaxy and was incredibly committed to her diplomatic and military duties as the daughter of the king, and appears to define her mission by the same standards and care that her father did. Allura greatly admired her father and misses him, and tries very hard to take up the mantle of leadership in his stead. She maintained a deferential attitude towards her father's hologram until its destruction, despite the mantle of leadership having passed to her. Allura possessed an incredible force of will, able to sacrifice her father's artificial intelligence, and with it her last connection to the king and parent she so deeply admired and loved. This showed just how much she was willing to give up in order to complete her mission, she was also able to mutilate her own emotions in the interests of peace and defeating her enemies.

Abilities & Equipment

  • Expert Combatant. As an Altean of royal blood, Allura is incredibly well trained in combat, calling the first gladiator simulator that the Paladins fought as fit for an Altean child.
  • Empathic Nature. Allura's empathetic and kind nature extends to her abilities, allowing her to tap into her own life force and use it to communicate with and heal the Balmera, something that only more experienced Alteans could do. She also passively developed an empathic mental bond with the mice who shared her cryo pod, the exposure to her mind & memories augmenting their intelligence and allowing them to mentally communicate even when physically separated.
  • Quintessence Manipulation. Her ability to absorb and channel quintessence is so powerful that she survived using the Castle Ship to amplify her power to restore life to the Balmera, something that Coran was doubtful of her surviving.
  • Altean Physiology. Like other Alteans, she possesses a natural, though somewhat limited ability to shapeshift. She impersonated a Galra soldier, changing her normally brown skin to violet & growing much taller (even dwarfing Shiro) in order to fool the guards on one of Zarkon's ships. As an Altean, it possible she has a lengthy lifespan, but her exact age is not known.
    • Enhanced Strength. While impersonating a Galran soldier, Allura exhibited prodigious strength, hurling Sentries and Shiro alike with a single arm. Whether she must mimic other species to gain this strength or can increase her strength without actually shapeshifting is unknown, as she has not exhibited this level of strength since.
  • Magical Abilities. Like Haggar, Allura is gifted with latent abilities to manipulate magical energy. During her duel with Haggar on board Zarkon's command ship Allura's magical abilities were unlocked by the repeated blasts of mystical energy she endured, effectively jump starting them like an electrical current, allowing her to duel Haggar to a standstill. Despite her relative inexperience with her magic, Allura is clearly incredibly powerful, as her raw might alone was enough to frighten and match the elder Altean sorceress. Her first hint of magical power was her ability to see through Haggar's illusions. Allura's powers were greatly enhanced by her newly found alchemical knowledge. Not only was she capable of restoring Lance from near-death after he took a blast from a solar flare, but even more impressively, Allura proved herself capable of consciousness transfer. She did this by transferring Shiro's consciousness from the Black Lion into the body of his clone puppet. The process was quite intense, and the physical tole it took was so great that it turned the rest of Shiro's hair white.
  • Expert Pilot. Allura's timely intervention while piloting the Castle of Lions (with or without Coran's help) has saved the team several times. Her quick thinking & strategic intelligence allows her to engage far more powerful or numerous enemies, tipping battles in the team's favor or buying enough time to devise a strategy. While she initially struggled to pilot the Blue Lion, she learned quickly, unlocking several special abilities in a much shorter time than Lance.
  • Altean Alchemy. After Lotor defeats Zarkon, it is revealed that Lotor is searching for the fabled ancient Altean land Oriande. Lotor, and Allura are shown to bear the marks of the chosen, proving themselves worthy to enter Oriande. In the fight against the white lion Allura gives herself to the lion, proving herself worthy. Allura is given the same secrets her father was, and now posses the same knowledge Alfor used when creating Voltron.
  • Blue Bayard: She can turn her bayard in a Whip sword similar to the one Zarkon created in his first fight with Shiro and Keith. This can be use on a sword or Whips capable to cut, immobilizing enemy's, and can extend being used like a mid-distance projectile and later on a spear.

Notes

  • Allura's exact age is unknown. She has been described as being a "teenager" by series staff and merchandise.[1][2][3] Due to Coran's age being at least 600 years old,[4] proving the long lifespan of Alteans, it is not known if Allura is truly 19 years old or younger, or simply the Altean equivalent of a human teenager.
    • Allura claims she has flown the Castleship for half of her life. If she is 19 or younger, then she would have flown the Castleship at about 9 years old.
    • Although she has existed for at least ten thousand years, Allura has not aged mentally nor physically because she had been in a stasis sleep and did not consciously experience that span of time.
    • Kova is 28 deca-phoebs old when Honerva and Zarkon enter the rift on Daibazaal, and Allura was born after Kova. The Paladin's Handbook translates deca-phoebs to years; if the guidebook is accurate, and no significant time passed between Daibazaal's destruction and Allura's stasis, then Allura is no more than 28 years old.
    • Allura was born before Lotor, but because she was put in a stasis sleep for 10,000 years and he instead experienced those 10,000 years' worth of time, Lotor is older than her.

References

VE Team Voltron in Voltron: Legendary Defender
Voltron (Black LionRed LionGreen LionBlue LionYellow Lion)
Former Paladins KeithPidgeHunkLanceAlluraShiroShiro (clone)ZarkonAlforTrigelBlaytzGyrgan
Additional Members CoranSpace MiceRover

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History

Ten thousand years ago, Allura was the princess of planet Altea. Her father, King Alfor, ruled the Altean race with Coran as the family's royal advisor. The Alteans held an alliance with Zarkon and his people. When a comet crashed into Zarkon's planet, Alfor built the Black Lion from the material found inside 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. 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.

With the situation so dire, Allura begged Alfor to form Voltron and fight, but her father disagreed, desiring to prevent the Lions from falling into Zarkon's hands. 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. Alfor met his end by unknown means, and the Altean race was destroyed along with Altea and its entire solar system. Allura lay sleeping peacefully for ten thousand years as the Castle of Lions rested undisturbed on planet Arus with the Black Lion locked inside.

Season One


You will never destroy another innocent world!

Allura, in "Blackout"

Princess Allura is the princess of planet Altea, daughter of King Alfor, and one of the last remaining members of the Altean race. She has been asleep within the Castle of Lions along with Coran for 10,000 years, and functions as the commander of Team Voltron and a Paladin of Voltron, piloting the Blue Lion.

Appearance

Allura has the appearance of a slender, young, and humanoid woman with brown skin and long, curly silver hair. As an Altean, her ears are pointed at the top rather than rounded, and she has small sickle-shaped marks of pink situated on her cheekbones, right under each of her bright blue eyes. The pupils of her eyes have a noticeable lavender color in the center of them. Allura usually keeps her long bangs pulled back out of her face to reveal the gold circlet she wears that has a teal embellishment in the center; her hair is long enough to reach her hips, but when donning her space suit, she is able to tuck her hair into a neat bun. She wears a pair of purple earrings that dangle from her ears with no drawn attachments.

In her Paladin armor, Allura's uniform mirrors her fellow Paladins but with pink accents - a color Alteans wear to honor fallen warriors.[2] Apart from Paladin armor, Allura has her own space suit of unknown material, largely white and black with pink and blue accents, though it does not appear to be made of separate sections and intended for battle like Paladin armor. At the wrists of the suit are large protruding cuffs; the suit has the glowing Altean blue at its cuffs and shoulders. The helmet she wears is white to match the suit with pink and Altean blue accents. Her black "gloves" apparently can be removed while wearing the suit.

When she is not in her space suit, Allura wears a formal royal gown as a princess. The dress is largely blue and white, accented with gold, light blue, and pink. She wears gold bracelets on each wrist and a blue cape lined with gold that snugly wraps around her shoulders and flows behind her back, reaching her calves in a split, winged design. The inside of her cape is pink and lined with white, and the collar of her cape is decorated with an Altean blue mark on each side. Underneath her dress, Allura appears to wear white boots with gold ankles and soles.

Personality

You five Paladins were brought here for a reason. The Voltron Lions are meant to be piloted by you and you alone. We must fight and keep fighting until we defeat Zarkon. It is our destiny. Voltron is the universe's only hope. We are the universe's only hope.

Allura, in "The Rise of Voltron"

The princess of Altea carries herself with poise, authority, and a driven will to defend the universe from evil. She values diplomacy and kindness, acting as polite as possible so as not to offend others even when uncomfortable,[3][4] and strives to uphold the Paladin code to help all those in need,[5] but ultimately has her sights set on a war path of justice to defeat Zarkon. She can be quite stubborn and brutal to see her goals met. Her motivation is personal as well as serving the greater good: Allura has a severe distrust and hatred of Galrans seeded in her heart because of Zarkon's betrayal of her father Alfor, and the subsequent annihilation of her planet and race by the Galra Empire.

She has buried her suffering and fears to portray herself as a collected leader, and goes to great lengths to sacrifice her personal interests, health, and safety for the greater good.[6][7] She will readily throw herself into the midst of battle to either save those caught in the throes, or to join combat herself, ignoring all advice otherwise. Her bitterness rears its head when the prospect of working with Galrans to defeat Zarkon arises, only agreeing to an alliance with the Blade of Marmora for the greater good, and when she learns of Keith's Galran heritage. Allura shuns the Red Paladin for some time until she overcomes her anger, realizing her hatred only causes more pain and that Keith is her new-found family: the same family she considers the rest of the Voltron team.

Allura truthfully has a kind heart, and her desire to protect others extends to the point of withholding information from her allies, such as refusing to tell the new Paladins about Zarkon's former role as the Black Paladin because she wants to protect her friends from the "dark history" of the past. Allura remains as the commanding leader of the team, but is learning to open up more to the Paladins and share the burden of defending the universe with all of them rather than bearing it alone. It is this fortitude and refusal to stand idle as others risk their lives that leads the princess to join the Paladins in battle as a Paladin herself and pilot the Blue Lion.[2]

Abilities

Equipment

Apart from piloting the Blue Lion and Castle of Lions, Allura utilizes this equipment:

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Bayard
Takes the form of an energy whip that can slash and ensnare opponents.[8]
Paladin Armor
Armor that allows for safe travel in space; it contains a highly advanced computer system, communication system, a laser gun, a grappling hook and tether, holographic capabilities, an energy shield for defense, breathable air, and a jetpack for brief sustained flight.[9]
Earrings
Function as a communication device among herself, the helmets of the Paladins, and the Castleship.[10]
Polearm
An Altean staff used for close-combat.[11]
Space Suit
A suit that allows for safe travel in space with less armor and technology than Paladin armor.

Skill Set

Combat

Allura's specialty lies in close-combat with both polearm weapons and her Bayard's energy whip.[11][8][12] Contrary to her slender form and official stats, Allura has strength beyond that of average humans, officially dubbed "superstrength": she is able to toss Shiro clear across a room, drag Zethrid with her whip, smash through a metal door, and hold metal doors shut while Sentries are forcing it open.[13][7][12]

Piloting

As a pilot of the Castle of Lions, Allura is able to fly the large spacecraft with ease and is familiar with all the technical aspects of the ship.[14][15][10] She claims she has flown the Castle of Lions for half of her life.[16] As a Paladin piloting the Blue Lion, she struggles to adjust to the change, but becomes the fastest learning and growing Paladin on the team, proving her natural talent.[16][12]

Other Abilities

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Alchemy
From her experience at Oriande, Allura learns the secrets of Altean alchemy.[17] This essentially allows her to manipulate the energies of the universe to a greater extent than before and, coupled with her scientific knowledge, apply her energy manipulation abilities to various technologies in order to enhance a machine's capabilities, such as granting Sincline the ability to freely enter the Quintessence field between realities instantaneously.[18]
Energy Manipulation
Allura has the natural ability to channel large amounts of Quintessence at will, using herself as a medium. This allows Allura to utilize Teludav devices to create wormholes for the Castle of Lions and Voltron Lions to travel through, as well as perform as great a feat as healing an entire dying Balmera planet.[13][19][20] Using this ability too much will exhaust and weaken Allura for some time, forcing her to rest; the strain threatens to kill her.[20][21] Her energy can be stored in the Castle of Lions to create wormholes in her absence.[19]

She is able to tap into her abilities to infuse Voltron, its Lions, or Sincline with Quintessence.[22][23][24] [19] She can also transfer the very essence of another person between bodies, seen when she removes the essence of Shiro from the Black Lion and places it in the body of Shiro's clone.[18]

Mimicking
As an Altean with deep connection to ancient Altean energy, Allura exhibits the ability to alter her form by increasing her height and turning her skin a different color. She can only change one color at a time, but her ability is thorough enough to cause Galra technology to recognize her as Galran when disguising herself as one.[7] She implies it is not possible for her to turn into objects like a balloon, but Lotor mentions that she can alter her shape as well as size.[7][17]
Magic
Allura's energy-manipulating abilities have manifested itself as a defensive and offensive magic during battle, seemingly nullifying Haggar's dark magic, purifying it, and using it against the witch - although this is a recent development the princess is inexperienced in using.[11]
Telepathy
Due to the Altean Mice sleeping alongside her in a cryo-pod for 10,000 years, she has a telepathic connection to the mice and can communicate with them through speech and thought, and understand their squeaking.[14][25]
Time Flow
Allura is shown able to experience repeated flow of time and recall the events of the previous time flow; Coran, notably, does not appear to share this ability.[26]

Trivia

  • Allura's exact age is unknown. She has been described as being a teenager by series staff and merchandise.[27][28][13] Due to Coran's age being at least 600 years old,[29] proving the long lifespan of Alteans, it is not known if Allura is truly 19 years old or younger, or simply the Altean equivalent of a human teenager.
    • Although she has existed for at least 10,000 years, Allura has not aged mentally nor physically because she had been in a stasis sleep and did not consciously experience that span of time.
    • Kova is 28 deca-phoebs old when Honerva and Zarkon enter the rift on Daibazaal, and Allura was born after Kova.[30] The Paladin's Handbook translates deca-phoebs to years; if the guidebook is accurate, and no significant time passed between Daibazaal's destruction and Allura's stasis, then Allura is no more than 28 years old.
    • Allura was born before Lotor, but because she was put in a stasis sleep for 10,000 years and he instead experienced those 10,000 years' worth of time, Lotor is older than her.
  • Allura was given an energy whip as a Bayard weapon simply because it looked cool and series staff wanted something other than a sword or gun.[31]
  • The helmet given to Allura by Zarkon when she was an infant is intentionally mirrored after the helmet worn by Lotor of Defender of the Universe.[30][32]
  • Allura is based on the character Allura of the previous Voltron franchises, who in turn was based on the character Fala of Beast King GoLion.

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