Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 19

Zarkon Is Dying

Aired Unknown Oct 05, 1984 on

Episode Recap

Lotor is given a potion that turns plants into evil beasts. His visit with Dooms resident chemist is cut short when he's alerted to his father's failing health. Zarkon appears to be dying, and while Haggar prays to the Dark Spirits, Lotor goes to Arus for some berries that are needed to save Zarkon. Allura just happens to be out in the forest picking berries with her maids when Lotor arrives. He uses the potion to transform some trees into horrifying beasts. The women scream and huddle in horror. When the boys on the team see vultures circling over the forest, they're worried about the Princess. Just when Lotor tries to move in and take the Princess, Keith beats him to it by swinging down on a vine and carrying her to safety. The rest of the team does likewise for the other terrified women. Once the women are safe, the team fetch the Lions.

When the tree beasts fail against Voltron, Lotor returns to Doom. With a potion spiked with cobra venom, he presents it to Zarkon as the magic cure. Zarkon guzzles it down and Lotor is disappointed it doesn't finish him off - the King is back healthier than ever.

Season 1 Episodes

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Ep 61
Final Victory
Ep 60
Lotor, the King
Ep 59
Zarkon Becomes a Robeast
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Summit Meeting
Ep 57
It'll Be a Cold Day
Ep 56
One Princess to Another
Ep 55
My Brother Is a Robeast
Ep 54
Try This World for Size
Ep 53
Raid of the Red Berets
Ep 52
A Transplant for Blue Lion
Ep 51
Lotor's New Hit Man
Ep 50
Mighty Space Mice
Ep 49
Voltron Frees the Slaves
Ep 48
Goodbye, New World
Ep 47
Voltron Versus Voltron
Ep 46
Attack of the Fierce Frogs
Ep 45
Lotor's Clone
Ep 44
Magnetic Attraction
Ep 43
The Sand People
Ep 42
Building a New World
Ep 41
Coran's Son Runs Amuck
Ep 40
Return of Coran's Son
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Ep 36
First Day on a New World