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  • Voltron as a Five-Jade Warstrider: How Do?

    The major problem is the Central Lion:

    Should it be the White Jade Lion of Earth, the Central Element around which the other elements are arranged?

    Or should it be the Blue Jade Lion of Air, given that the canonical Black Lion represents the sky and bears the only set of wings among the five lions, which become Voltron's wings?

    If one didn't want this homage of Voltron to fly at all, then it doesn't need any wings and the Central Lion could easily be White Earth Jade.

    But it's Voltron: an amazing five-in-one N/A-rated legend, who is one-fifth made up of the magical material associated with the sky. And another fifth associated with Fire, the Element that rises.

    In the (amazing) reboot, the Black Lion is the largest and possibly most powerful of the five, at least until the Yellow Paladin taps into the Evocations of his majestic mecha-beast. Does it seem acceptable for a Blue Jade warstrider to be larger and stronger than a White Jade warstrider?


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  • #2
    Well I guess the question is do you want the color scheme of the original or the elemental associations of the materials.

    Ask 3 fans get 3 answers.

    But uh, keep in mind that all of the lions can fly anyway.

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    • #3
      Here's how I'd rearrange it.

      White and Green are the legs, providing stability.

      Red and Black are the arms. (Fire and Water being the most "active" elements)

      And Blue forms the head (Air being the most cerebral in Exalted associations).

      This also nicely allows for color balance by putting black and white and opposing positions, and red and green in opposing positions.


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      • #4
        Or you could have red and blue be the arms, but have the wings come from the arm lions rather than the central lion?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by diagrapher View Post
          Or you could have red and blue be the arms, but have the wings come from the arm lions rather than the central lion?
          That's not a bad idea.


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          • #6
            ...it's funny, I was considering this same conundrum the other day after Robert's comments about essentially summoning a Dragonzord warstrider...and having seen the Power Rangers movie recently.


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            • #7
              Now, see, I think the configuration used in Legendary Defender (with white replacing yellow) works fine. Black jade's purview includes flexibility and communication with spirits. What better to harmonise five separate artifacts into a coherent whole? Leave the Earth Lion on the ground where it can interface with its element better.

              I mean, I can see an argument for switching the green and blue lions, but if we want this thing to fly maybe having air on the bottom to help lift it works as well. And we can maybe say the black lion has blue jade wings or something.

              The white bits on the original can be moonsilver to help with the whole transforming thing.

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              • #8
                Alright, I had more thoughts about this.


                In one of the eras of the First Age, someone created a set of five jade Noble Warstriders which he called the Jade Dragons. Each is humanoid, 30-feet tall, and comprised one of the five colors of jade.

                Though humanoid, each machine's face resembles a Dragon. For the Blue Jade Dragon, the Pterok species of Dragon King. The Green Jade Dragon, the Raptok, the Black Jade Dragon, the Mosok, the Red Jade Dragon, the Anklok, and the White Jade Dragon resembles the saurian face of the Unconquered Sun in the form he took when appearing to the Dragon Kings when they ruled the world.

                Each machine also features a considerable amount of moonsilver. This is the material that binds them together across any distance, and what allows them to bind together literally as they form a single Royal Warstrider, which is 60 feet tall. "Five-Dragon Emperor"

                Since moonsilver is involved, the Royal Warstrider doesn't need a set configuration. Whichever Jade Dragon's powers are most important to the squad's current needs becomes the torso, with the other Jade Dragons becoming the limbs.

                Unlike Crusading Spear of the Depths, the Black Jade Dragon isn't specialized for underwater operations, but generalized for taking advantage of Water's Essence wherever the squad travels. So while it does have the power to operate at full efficacy underwater, the more remarkable Evocation is its ability to share that power with its four brothers through their moonsilver connection. Likewise can they share their own particular powers with the Black Jade Dragon.

                The pilot of Crusading Spear of the Depths would not want to get into any kind of fight with Five-Dragon Emperor, though, because five Exalted pilots channeling their powers through a single Noble Warstrider in a manner similar to the Solar Spell, Unity of the Closed Fist, is not an opponent you ever want to fight.

                Likewise would Ascendant Nova Phoenix think twice before picking a fight with Five-Dragon Emperor, superior command of the skies notwithstanding.

                Even a rampaging Karvara loosed of all bonds will be halted.

                These Warstriders are the embodiment of the power of the Dragon-Blooded to band together into something greater than themselves, capable of challenging even the Celestial Chosen. And these machines only became scarier after the Sidereal Exalted invented the Immaculate Dragon Styles.

                Consequently, just as Ascendant Nova Phoenix refuses to respond to anyone but a Solar pilot, the Jade Dragons refuse to respond to anyone who isn't Dragon-Blooded.


                If the Five Jade Dragons may have been created before the Exalted ruled the Blessed Isle, then it was with great ceremony that they were knighted as the recognized protectors of the Blessed Isle. Five special elemental manses were made to fuel them with power and service their needs between fights.

                Evocations tapping into their moonsilver bonds and their elemental manses allow the Jade Dragons to cross staggering distances (such as those between their manses) in order to unite and venture forth to face a common foe.

                Five-Dragon Emperor, as the sworn Legendary Defender of Creation, might have even been honored with a special connection to the Imperial Manse, giving it the power to call upon a fraction of the Sword of Creation for the purpose of forming its own Blazing Sword.


                Those five elemental manses would have been among the very first targets of Lunar Exalted attacks intended to cripple the Shogunate's ability to hunt them down, and the Scarlet Dynasty lacks the ability to restore them to their full power. The Jade Dragons likewise languish without proper maintenance or any permission by the Scarlet Empress for anyone to attempt to bond with them. And without anyone in the Imperial Manse to grant authorization, forming the Blazing Sword is impossible.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Heroofhylia View Post
                  ...it's funny, I was considering this same conundrum the other day after Robert's comments about essentially summoning a Dragonzord warstrider...and having seen the Power Rangers movie recently.
                  Summoning a dragonzord warstrider? Where was this comment made, I must read it...

                  If you please.

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                  • #10
                    Here you go.

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                    • #11
                      Haha awesome, thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by A Not Quite Simple Soul View Post

                        Ask 3 fans get 5 answers.
                        ftfy

                        10 character limit prana

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