Takashi Shirogane

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Name: Takashi Shirogane
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Title/Rank: Paladin of the Black Lion (former), Captain of the Atlas
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Status: Living
Relationships: Curtis (husband), Adam (ex-boyfriend)
Fandom: Voltron
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About

Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane is the paladin of the black lion from the series Voltron: Legendary Defender, which makes him the head of the Voltron lion when they assemble. He is the tallest of the paladins and is the leader of the team until he passes on the position to Keith. He was born on Earth on February 29th. His original DotU counterpart is Sven Holgersson but the two are radically different characters. Shiro is gay/mlm and was formerly involved in a long-term relationship with his flight partner, Adam. After the war is over he finds new love with fellow Galaxy Garrison soldier Curtis and eventually marries him. His character is voiced by Josh Keaton.

Like his original GoLion counterpart, Shiro died in battle. Unlike his counterpart, though, he was replaced with a literal clone of himself while the Black Lion retained his consciousness. The team does not know this until season six, and the finale has him revived via Allura transferring his consciousness to the injured clone body. For unexplained reasons, he no longer pilots the Black Lion after this.

Appearance

Shiro is 25 years old, tall, broad-shouldered and of Japanese descent. Shiro's right arm has been replaced with a Galra tech prosthetic which makes him similar to his arch nemesis Sendak. Shiro has a dark pink scar across the bridge of his nose. His hair is black, shaved into an undercut with the fringe in the center of his forehead white and he has gray eyes. He typically wears black boots, pants, undershirt and vest which are later revealed to be Keith's deceased father's firefighter costume.

As of the end of season six, Shiro's hair is entirely silver after being revived by Allura.

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