im sort of liveblogging my thoughts on vlr- I really liked the part you put in about hunk being apprehensive for having a gun. It totally fits with his character, also, a lot of people irl are apprehensive abt guns bc.. america is insane so i'm glad you put in that realism if that makes sense? also the "fuck tradition you are swag" from allura made me snort
I’m glad you liked it! I’ve always been wigged out by the fact Hunk’s Bayard is the most…. “violent” isn’t the right word because the Bayards are weapons, they’re inherently violent, but Hunk’s blaster cannon is the deadliest of the Bayards. Again, all Literal Weapons are deadly, but Hunk’s Bayard does the most amount of damage in the shortest amount of time.
Shiro & Keith can only fight one person at a time; Pidge’s weapon tasers people; Lance also has a gun, and a rifle is plenty dangerous, but he can only shoot one person at a time. And then Hunk is over here with a CANNON which is capable of LARGE bursts of fire that can hit MULTIPLE targets at once. Hunk is pretty much a walking tank. And I thought that was interesting, as Large Destruction is the total opposite of Hunk’s personality.
I forgot to add this to my draft, but the scene ends with Allura telling Hunk that he can leave the Bayard in the armory if he wants, and that no one will ever force him to use it. But she also warns/apologizes for the fact that Voltron itself is a weapon, and not an idle one.
In the end, Hunk takes the Bayard back. He doesn’t want to. Doing so feels like tacit agreement to everything else.
Hunk is a Paladin of Voltron. He doesn’t really know what that means yet. Right now, he’s just trying to make choices he can live with.