The episode of Armored Fleet Dairugger XV used to create this episode of Voltron is titled "Galactic Dawn." In that episode, as the last of the Gavleston citizens (Drule citizens in Voltron.) are evacuated from the doomed planet, Commander Teles (Hazar in Voltron.) is stabbed to death by three Galveston soldiers who consider Teles a traitor for surrendering to Galaxy Garrison. It is decided by Captain Sirk (Dorma in Voltron.) and Manabu Aki (Jeff in Voltron.) that Teles' body will remain on the planet. Aki leaves a pendant given to him by Haruka Kaga (Lisa in Voltron.) with Teles' body. As the Galveston home world explodes, Teles' body is seen falling into a fissure that opens beneath his body.