Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane
"The Black Lion is the decisive head of Voltron. It will take a pilot who is a born leader and in control at all times, someone whose men will follow without hesitation."
Top of his class at the Galaxy Garrison, Shiro was selected as the pilot for the ill-fated Kerberos mission. Along with the rest of the crew, he was captured by the Galra, who forced him to fight as a gladiator. On his return to Earth a year later, Shiro could remember little of this time, but suffers from flashbacks and nightmares. Now, he pilots the Black Lion as the leader of Voltron.