Pidge shows how much more emotional side of her personality when it comes to her family one example is when she stood in front of Matt's "grave" Pidge was grief-stricken when she thought she had lost her brother another example is when Zarkon held her father prisoner and was double-crossed during their exchange of handing Lotor over for Sam, Pidge showed a much more angered side of her personality. Yeah. Defending the galaxy as a paladin is hard work; Pidge has totally earned a night off to switch on her space-PlayStation and lose herself in an RPG. She self referred as a girl and that's pretty much it, I think pidge cross dresses cuz she is trying to cope with the loss of her father and brother. She remains the youngest of the Paladins, though Keith probably really had her beat due to the whole asteroid thing. 15 (Season One)16 (Season Six) Her looks, voice, and general appearance gave the presumption of a boy, an identity she had to assume as a means of finding her family. girl and boy are social gender options, and so if pidge was a boy, then that would make him trans(gender). She wore a white coat with a mandarin collar and an orange chest and sleeves. The paladins of Voltron are finely attuned their five lions, and they know how to handle these machines with great skill. This led to some fan theories about how Pidge came up with the last name Gunderson due to the similarity. Instead, she is a hands-on and inspirational leader who uses her knowledge of the ancient Altea to guide the universe to a better future, rather than for personal glory. To further her investigation, she went undercover as a Galaxy Garrison cadet by the name of "Pidge Gunderson" and cut her hair and donned glasses to disguise herself as a boy. TLDR, VLD is scripted so that Pidge doesn't have any pronouns, showing that gender is irrelevant in any context. There was a short silence. The intruder ran past Keith, Pidge dragging behind him with her Bayard still attached to the intruder. April 3rd[2] The Space Mice felt no such need for secrecy and confided in Allura, who approached Pidge, hoping that she would open up, only for Pidge to announce her intention to leave the Paladins and search for her missing relatives. He is the brother of the Vehicle Force team member Chip, though the circumstances of this relationship differ by continuity. He had a very different upbringing, being abandoned at a convent at the age of 6. RELATED: Toradora! Only in Legacy Defenders is she a girl in disguise as a boy. “Uh Pidge, you are a girl. He had a very different upbringing, being abandoned at a convent at the age of 6. Voltron has been around in some form since the mid-80s, and, as a result, there's a ton of background details about Pidge fans might not know. Shrio then arrived and the intruder was revealed as Ulaz, the Galra who saved Shiro. She particularly enjoys animation and has a good knowledge of how children's animation has evolved since the toy craze of the mid-1980s. Apple TV+'s Mysterious 'Severance' Adds Christopher Walken to Already Wild Cast, 'Ted Lasso': Jason Sudeikis Explains Why He Wanted to Make a Show About a Nice Guy, 'You' Season 3 Is Now Filming, Per a Slightly Ominous Penn Badgley Set Photo, ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Showrunner Matt Negrete on Expanding the ‘Walking Dead’ Universe, Xbox Series X: Here Are All the Streaming Apps Available at Launch. Despite this, they still work well as comrades and colleagues along with their closeness to Shiro and care for his well-being. Pidge is a shorter-than-average human girl masquerading as a boy, and her appearance reflects her androgynous personal style. While fighting on foot, the five paladins have a diverse set of weapons, and the heavy fire is supplemented by the likes of Pidge's bayard. They were taken in by foster parents and when the family decided they wanted to adopt Pidge, Pidge wouldn’t let them without adopting Chip as well. Alive Pidge explored her new location, but only found the Space Caterpillars. Pidge is first seen in her senior cadet uniform at the galaxy Garrison. As executive producer and co-showrunner, Montgomery wanted to show that female characters could share the space of male counterparts while not changing the plot. RELATED: Re: Zero: 5 Ways Rem Really Is Best Girl (& 5 Ways She's Overrated). Pidge told them the Catapillars helped too. Allura's newfound mastery of Altean alchemy is what allowed her to learn how to manipulate Quintessence and thus defeat Honerva without killing her. They did manage to rescue several prisoners, and with the Red Lion retrieved, the Paladins were able to obtain the Black Lion and eventually form Voltron, destroying Sendak's ship. She was also presumably able to create a convincing fake identification and history in order to infiltrate the Garrison under the name "Pidge Gunderson," and managed to lie her way past Commander Iverson despite the two of them having a notable history of conflict, as he was unable to recognize her despite having simply cut her hair, adding a pair of glasses, and worn loose-fitting clothes to hide her body type as the primary elements of her disguise. And of the two of us, I’m the one who has five different skin treatment routines with variations for humidity conditions, and it’s not like you make fun of me for that,” he said. Shiro was taken back to the Castle of Lions for healing. If you didn’t read the roster of voice actors, you wouldn’t have known the short, tech-savvy Paladin of the Green Lion, Pidge (voiced by Bex Taylor-Klaus), was a girl. She is female, and unless proven otherwise, also identifies as a girl. With Lance injured and Shiro captured, it fell to Pidge and the Space Mice to thwart the Galrans and enable the return of their allies. The Voltron Legendary Defender version of the character has been praised as inclusive and displaying a non-conforming gender. After failing to coerce the information out of Pidge at a party, the princess resolves, “I just want you to know you can confide in me if there’s anything you ever want to talk about.” By the beginning of episode 6, Pidge has her “coming out” moment after foiling another plot to steal the Voltron zords. Hair Color Thus, Katie Holt was born and somewhat unintentionally became a non-binary icon. In her final appearance, Pidge is dressed in a white lab coat, over a green v-neck tee, along with blue-tinted glasses. RELATED: Screen Rant Interviews  Voltron: Legendary Defender's Producers. She is open that she is female, but sees no reason to dress the part. Though they attempted to help, the planet wound up exploding. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. She was much happier and more relaxed when the Holt family was reunited, and she was ecstatic to embrace her mother Colleen on Earth later. Voltron was always a thing, but Voltron: Legendary Defender helped launch them into the spotlight and gave the character a very different backstory from what it previously was. Shiro's reawakened memories of the monster revealed that he had injured Matt in order to ensure that he would not face the gladiator and be harmed or killed, something that Pidge was immensely grateful to Shiro for. Bullied by kids in the orphanage who felt threatened by his intelligence, Pidge was given an out by the New West Point military. As executive producer and co-showrunner, Montgomery wanted to show that female characters could share the space of male counterparts while not changing the plot. “I need to come clean and I’m afraid this may change the way you all think about me,” she says. Unlike the other Paladins, Pidge's Bayard offers more than just offensive power. Lance and Hunk are Cuban and Samoan respectively. She had a profoundly hard time with her psychic training due to this deep-seated aspect of her personality. Pidge (or Katie) just happens to be the vehicle for that message. It's more meant as a way to say that gender is irrelevant, not just for pidge, but in general. When they arrived, they found nothing, but soon discovered an intruder in the Castle. Bullied by kids in the orphanage who felt threatened by his intelligence, Pidge was given an out by the New West Point military. There, they met Princess Allura and Coran, and were commissioned as the Voltron Force.