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Lance Charles (Voltron Force)

Lance Charles


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The 1980s Voltron series was based on two vaguely-related Japanese series GoLion and Dairugger XV (both originally produced by Toei Animation & Bandai, who also produced the popular Super Sentai series in Japan). The anime was dubbed and connected together by North American television production and distribution company World Events Productions.

This entry is primarily a game stats benchmark.


“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 !”

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Background

  • Real Name: Lance Charles McClain.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Group Affiliation: Voltron Force (aka the Five Space Explorers).
  • Base Of Operations: Planet Arus.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Eyes: 2, brown Hair: Brown


Personality

Lance is the second in command of Voltron and pilots the Red Lion. He is a tall man, both wiry and wiley, about 21-23 years of age, and is the height of mellow. Lance is always cracking jokes and teasing the others whenever he gets the chance.

Regardless of that, however, he is a great pilot, though a bit too daring at times. He is the only one in the group who has the guts to contest any of Keith’s commands — something his commander finds increasingly annoying.

Lance is also a ladies’ man. He is a shameless flirt, even around the Princess, and is not afraid to show off for any prospective women. Though this sometimes gets him into trouble, this trait in Lance is usually looked upon in amusement by his friends. It is never stated whether or not Lance ever had a girlfriend, though he did sort of have his eye on Lady Farla there for a while.

Of course, with the Princess always giving him kisses on the cheek, it is unsure where his affections lie.

Lance can get pretty hot-headed at times, as Keith wholly knows. He sometimes acts irrationally to make his way work. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. No matter what, Lance’s heart is always in the right place.


Video

The intro and closing sequences, admittedly in poor quality (so watch it small).


Quotes

Lance: “Count me out, I say we’ve been polished enough.”
Keith: “Grrrrr ! Let’s see if your reflexes work as good as your mouth !”

“Holy cats !”


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Lance

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Red Lion Pilot
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP:  ?? 

Skills:
Acrobatics: 03, Martial artist: 06, Military Science: 04, Vehicles: 07, Weaponry (firearms): 06

Advantages:
Scholar (Voltron & Lion vehicles).

Connections:
Voltron Force: Keith, Hunk, Sven, Pidge (High), Princess Allura (High), Koran (High).

Drawbacks:
Enemy (King Zarkov, Prince Lotor), MIA toward attractive women, Minor Rage.

Equipment:

  • Key to the Red Lion [BODY 04]. The Red and Green Lions are the smallest of the robot lions, and they make up the arms of Voltron.
  • Voltron Force Uniform [BODY 04]. From what I’ve seen there’s nothing particurly special about the uniform other than looking spiffy.
  • Laser Pistol [BODY 04, Laser beam: 06].

Prowl like a lion in Africa

RED LION ROBOT [DEX 07 STR 09 BODY (Hardened Defenses): 15, Claws: 10, Energy Absorption: 15, Flame Immunity: 10, Flame Project: 10, Flight: 15, Radar: 20, Running: 06, Sealed Systems: 20 ; Limitation: Power Reserve is dependent on all five Lions joining together to form Voltron in order for it to activate, and is fueld by Energy Absorption (APs of Power Reserve are distributed to Voltron’s Physical Attributes, with most going towards his Blazing Sword) ; Drawback: Loss Vulnerability: The Red Lion requires a periodical dose of heat, fire, and/or lava to keep it running].

The RED LION ROBOT has the following subsystems:

  • MOUTH MISSILES [BODY 03, Projectile Weapon: 08] – as the name suggests these missile shoot out from the mouth of the lion vehicle.
  • LION CLAW MISSILES [BODY 03, Projectile Weapon: 08] – these are missiles in the shape of lion claws that can be fired like regular missiles.
  • Red Dagger [BODY 08, EV 08 (10 w/STR)] – on several episodes each of the Lions are seen capable of summoning into existence a dagger-like blade weapon, each color corresponding to the appropriate Lion vehicle.
  • TAIL LASER [BODY 03, Laser beam: 10].

By Pur_see_i8.

Source of Character: 1980s animated television series Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Lance was voiced by Michael Bell.

Helper(s): voltron.com, wikipedia.org, and other various websites and sources ; Adam Fuqua, Sébastien Andrivet

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