After episode 5.01 of Voltron: Legendary Defender, I bought Lotor’s story about being altruistic. Tonight, I saw episode 6.04, “The Colony”, which puts an asterisk next to Lotor’s altruism.
I mean, if I’d known he was the kind of guy to commission a massive, gaudy statue of himself…!
Anyway, as I said yesterday, Lotor promised “prosperity for all”, but failed to mention he was fine with sacrificing people without telling them. In fact, what he did was worse. He tricked them. He created a fictitious glorious mission for them to volunteer for, then he (spoiler text!) imprisoned them and milked them for their quintessence. He could have found ways to encourage them to volunteer freely. Instead, Lotor was in a hurry and decided that the greater good was more important than a few lives. How very like Thanos.