The episode of Armored Fleet Dairugger XV used to create this episode of Voltron is titled "A Momentary Truce." In that episode Galveston Captain Grabont (Drule Commander Zabar in Voltron.) shoots down Sim's (Xandu in Voltron.) fighter as he tries to fly back to his people. Rugger Team member Tatsuo Izumo (Shannon in Voltron.) tries to convince Sim to come back to Rugger Guard (Explorer in Voltron.). Sim refuses and climbs into the burning wreckage of his fighter. The fighter soon explodes, killing him.