The BEST Episodes of Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2019

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From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron: Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot. Loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On planet Earth, a galaxy alliance was formed. Together with the good planets of the solar system, they maintained peace throughout the universe. Until a new horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the super force of space explorers. Specially trained and sent by the Alliance to bring back Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Coran's Son Runs Amuck

#1 - Coran's Son Runs Amuck

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Nov 2, 1984

Leaving off from the previous episode, Voltron manages to blast off before the robeast could get a good swipe in but they're not out of the woods yet. They're back in the Robeast-cannon pickle but Keith has a plan. Holding the robeast in the way, Keith hopes Lotor shoots them booth. But when the blast hits the robeast, he orders the team to disengage so that it appears Voltron was also blown to pieces. Lotor indeed thinks he's triumphed. Garrett then calls Lotor from the Castle to remind him that he promised to send 10,000 clones to Arus for Garrett to rule. Lotor dismisses Garrett, thinking the clone has worn out his welcome now that he's defeated Voltron.

star 9.20
5 votes
The Captive Comet

#2 - The Captive Comet

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Oct 22, 1984

Haggar tells Zarkon the story of the Omega Comet, which is mysterious in that it behaves like a black hole by sucking everything it passes up with its massive gravitational pull. Voltron at one time had stashed the comet away into a far corner of the universe where nobody could find it - until now. With Romelle on deck to witness it, the Doomies send the coment on a course for Arus. Romelle manages to get a warning call out to the Castle of Lions about the Comet and of course Coran knows exactly the danger they face in the path of the comet.

star 9.00
4 votes
There'll Be a Royal Wedding

#3 - There'll Be a Royal Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Oct 24, 1984

This one starts off with Lotor, after giving Romelle one more chance to share the throne with him, tossing her into the Pit of Skulls on Doom. A voice tells Romelle not to be afraid right before she's thrown in, and indeed she is not alone.

star 9.00
4 votes
Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics

#4 - Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Oct 29, 1984

The Voltron Force men are busy using a huge earth mover to help construct a new stadium where the Space Olympics are to be held on Arus. A few local children are hanging out with them while they work. An amusing scene ensues when the Princess and Nanny burst into the barracks-type lodgings the boys share while Keith is showering.

star 9.00
4 votes
Return of Coran's Son

#5 - Return of Coran's Son

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Nov 1, 1984

The team are out practicing in the Lions and decide to race back to the Castle. As they go, Blue Lion flies over a mysterious stranger and just as she does so, her Lion goes haywire and she crashes. Depsite the fact that she called in her distress, the boys are clueless until they get back to the Castle and get chewed out by Coran and Nanny. Luckily, they heard her call and have tracked her to the surface of a moon. They witness the stranger help Princess out of her Lion, and quickly take a ship to go rescue her. Pidge seems to think the stranger is an OK guy, but Lance once again has his suspicions. The stranger is ready to humbly exit the scene but the team as well as Coran and Nanny want to thank him and know his name.

star 9.00
4 votes
The Sand People

#6 - The Sand People

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 5, 1984

After being alerted to more Doomite mischief, the Voltron Force fly their Lions to a distant sand planet to prevent its friendly creature inhabitants from becoming unwilling pawns in Haggar's plan to make hundreds of them into Robeasts.

star 9.00
4 votes
Lotor's Clone

#7 - Lotor's Clone

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Nov 7, 1984

Zarkon kicks off the episode by berating Lotor for his failures while all but calling him a coward for sending robots into battle where he should be leading. Lotor promises to deliver a plan that doesn't involve robots and then leaves to consult with Haggar. She took a culture from the Prince and together with her magic, has created a clone of Lotor to lead the troops. Appearance-wise, the clone is an exact duplicate but Haggar claims he'll have twice the strength and unafraid. Basically, the clone with do the dirty work while the real Lotor will get all the glory. After testing the clone's skill on two unsuspecting robot Doomites in the arena, they're off to Arus.

star 9.00
4 votes
Voltron vs. Voltron

#8 - Voltron vs. Voltron

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired Nov 9, 1984

This is yet another desert planet episode. Here, the people of Planet Yadle are joyous that they've been granted their independence and are preparing to welcome Voltron who is coming to help them celebrate. However, Zarkon is miffed these people think they're free and want the rebellion, as he sees it, crushed. Lotor figures he has the perfect way to put an end to all the madness - an exact duplicate of Voltron! It was built from stolen blue prints - the only visible difference is a touch Haggar added by darkening under his eyes. Lotor's plan is that when the people of Yadle welcome "Voltron" with open arms, they'll learn an unpleasant lesson

star 9.00
4 votes
The Mighty Space Mouse

#9 - The Mighty Space Mouse

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Nov 13, 1984

Cheesy and his mousy cohorts are training to become warriors - you know, one of the team! Oh brother.While out training with pans on their heads as pseudo-helmets, they run across Haggar's blue cat and run to tell the Voltron Force of that little presence of Doom. Amid the excitement, the team unveils the Mouse Plane for the rodents, which is a tiny robotic mouse for them all to pilot. Heck, they even get mini-uniforms not unlike the Voltron Force's own. Cute, in that gag-me saccharine kind of way.

star 9.00
4 votes
Lotor's New Hit Man

#10 - Lotor's New Hit Man

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Nov 14, 1984

Lotor, Zarkon and Morgill are watching some of the up and coming pilots in the Academy practice when a stand-out performance from one catches their eye. The pilot, Carp, does a bold fly-by at the trio before landing. Morgill wants to kill him for his wreckless endagerment of the King, but Lotor sees the potential in his skill as a pilot and has him spared after Zarkon seconds that notion. Carp is willing to pilot a robeast for Doom but insists it be built to his specs and, when he defeats Voltron, demands to be made Governor General of Arus. Morgill has never been more infuriated but must hold his tongue and his sword.

star 9.00
4 votes
Raid of the Red Berets

#11 - Raid of the Red Berets

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 16, 1984

Instead of your typical Robeast, this time Haggar and Lotor have cooked up an elite fighting force of robots they call the Red Berets. Even Zarkon is impressed with their fighting style when he sees them in action at the Arena. The force of about 5 Berets is launched to Arus with a Robeast overnight.

star 9.00
4 votes
One Princess to Another

#12 - One Princess to Another

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Nov 20, 1984

Bandor gets a memo bearing some bad news - Zarkon and his cohorts are planning to fuel some 500 robeasts on a satellite called Nuklon. Something has to be done, and Sven and Romelle ( in a kickin' new 60's go-go girl outfit and cape - meow! ) elect to do the doing.

star 9.00
4 votes
Summit Meeting

#13 - Summit Meeting

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Nov 22, 1984

star 9.00
4 votes
Zarkon Becomes a Robeast

#14 - Zarkon Becomes a Robeast

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Nov 23, 1984

Lotor is still smarting over his defeat in the last episode, marveling at how such a perfect plan went so wrong (though in the flashback, Lotor got a lot of the details of the last two episodes entirely wrong). Then, armed Doomites show up to arrest the Prince on Zarkon's orders and he's brought before his father. Zarkon orders him, like all that fail in battle, to be punished by going to prison. Haggar, however, is worried that the planets Lotor had conquered would revolt if their conquerer was imprisoned. Instead, she suggests Zarkon invite them to Lotor's court martial so that they would pledge allegiance to Zarkon. So Lotor is locked up pending his court martial.

star 9.00
4 votes
Final Victory

#15 - Final Victory

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 27, 1984

The last episode in season one finds the Lions trying to penetrate Castle Dooms defenses with a little help from Romelle's crew of rebels on the ground. Coran also decides it's time to lend a hand, so he flies the Castle of Lions to Doom to level the playing field.

star 9.00
4 votes
Yurak Gets His Pink Slip

#16 - Yurak Gets His Pink Slip

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 2, 1984

Yurak is leading a fleet to Arus, only to have the Lions waiting to dish out a good pounding. Adding insult to injury, they didn't even form Voltron to send him away in defeat.

star 8.67
9 votes
Who's Flyin' Blue Lion?

#17 - Who's Flyin' Blue Lion?

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 5, 1985

Sven returns to fly the Blue Lion one more time for the Voltron Force. This ep opens with spider ships from the rogue galaxy and shark ships as well, plundering and attacking helpless planets. It was finally known that Zarkon was behind the attacks as he'd allied himself with those in the Rogue Galaxy, and Doom claimed many planets for itself.

star 8.67
3 votes
Give Me Your Princess

#18 - Give Me Your Princess

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 3, 1984

And the obessession over Allura begins for Lotor! He's on Doom, plotting for the first time of many a way to make her all his.

star 8.60
5 votes
The Green Medusa

#19 - The Green Medusa

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 15, 1984

In this installment, Lotor travels to another planet and decides to capture a grieving female Medusan called Anga. She spends some time in the Arena on Doom and the royals are pleased by what they see: when Anga gets angry, she gets tough (just like the story of Medusa, her hair becomes serpants and her glance turns things to stone). Lotor and the old witch think Anga would make a fine Robeast.

star 8.60
5 votes
The Sincerest Form of Flattery

#20 - The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Oct 31, 1984

While Haggar works on her latest Robeast, Zarkon and Lotor are settling a 'difference of opinions' (haha) by having Lotor destroy a few beasts in the Arena. Once Lotor easily disposes of the beasts, he challenges his father to a duel. Things seem to go well for the Prince until he realizes his father got in a much better blow than he did (Lotor's helmet splits and his head bleeds while Zarkon merely suffers damage to his cape thingie - oh and did anyone else catch this animation error? When Lotor charges at his father he lacks a helmet, but as he gets closer to strike suddenly the helmet is on. wtf?). What the Doomite royalty will stoop to for power!

star 8.60
5 votes
It'll Be a Cold Day

#21 - It'll Be a Cold Day

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 21, 1984

This one starts with Princess Romelle of Pollux being tossed into a dungeon cell on Doom by Prince Lotor. Due to her resemblance to her cousin Allura, Lotor figures he might as well live vicariously through her and snag a smooch. Of course, he is seriously denied when she sends him packing with a hefty slap to the face. She even tries to stab him with a sharp rock. Poor Lotor, he gets no respect.

star 8.60
5 votes
The Witch Gets a Face Lift

#22 - The Witch Gets a Face Lift

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 12, 1984

Haggar ventures to Arus once more, another diabolical plot brewing under that burlap-looking cowl of hers. Next thing we know, a strange bird lands inside a room in the Castle where the boys on the Voltron Force are hanging out. With a whistle, Pidge charms the critter into perching on his shoulder. Then, Nanny is seen chasing after Allura as she rushes to the control room. Her hurry was to get the news the bird was carrying - which was that her Aunt Orla was coming to visit.

star 8.50
8 votes
It Takes Real Lions

#23 - It Takes Real Lions

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 17, 1984

On Doom, Lotor is training a menacing new Robeast by having it attack creatures that resemble the Voltron Lions. While back on Arus, the Voltron Force follows up their own rigorous training exercise with a relaxing dip in the lake (This is also where the famous Allura-loses-her-bikini-top scene is located heh heh). Coran and Nanny promptly charge outside and end their fun but not without giving the Princess a lecture about how un-royal it is of her to prance about with barely a stitch of clothing on. Furthermore, they declare she should be doing something more appropriate to her station - like studying.

star 8.50
6 votes
The Invisible Robeast

#24 - The Invisible Robeast

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 26, 1984

The gist of this one is implied pretty well by the title - Zarkon and Co. send an invisible Robeast to Arus to take care of the Voltron Force. Coming back in a carriage after a day of picking fruit, Allura, Nanny, Lance and Pidge and some space mice are caught offguard when the invisible Robeast attacks. It overturns their carriage into a nearby lake - luckily, all are able to escape a watery fate. But before Allura can climb out of the lake, the Robeast picks her up and carries her away. After a few well placed laser blasts from Pidge's pistol, the Robeast drops Allura. However, it's not done with them. Hiding near a bluff, they're shocked to find a bolder the Robeast threw barreling toward them. Fortunately, the others at the Castle caught an inkling of what was going on and so the boulder harmlessly ends its journey on the back of Black Lion.

star 8.50
6 votes
Zarkon Is Dying

#25 - Zarkon Is Dying

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 5, 1984

Zarkon appears to be dying, and while Haggar prays to the Dark Spirits, Lotor goes to Arus for some berries that are needed to save Zarkon.

star 8.43
7 votes