Anime, Cartoons

TR Exclusive: Finally, the Reason Why You Shouldn’t Just Immediately Form Voltron Revealed

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It’s been a question long asked among nerds: “Why the hell don’t they just form Voltron at the beginning of the battle and save everyone a lot of time?” It turns out there is an answer, which will finally be revealed in next week’s season finale of Voltron Force. But Topless Robot has an exclusive clip if you want to know now:

My love for Voltron Force has been pretty well-documented on TR, and this clip shows why. It’s taken the original Voltron cartoon, and answered every question any nerdy kid ever asked about it (“Why don’t the Ro-Beasts attack while Voltron is forming? Can the Lions reform in different ways? What happened to Sven? Where exactly did Voltron come from?”) and actually made vastly entertaining episodes out of all of them. The show has also been great at putting Voltron in situations its never faced before — I can’t deny I gasped a tiny bit when the Cthulu-esque Ro-Beast tore Voltron into his component lions at the end of the clip. Anyways, the finale airs next week on NickToons at Wednesday, 8pm EST — and the way I hear it, this isn’t the only shocker in the episode…

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.