The ambassadors fall in love with each other and call an end to the hostilities.[9]. [1], In October 2419, Bortus laid an egg and, 21 days later, Klyden and Bortus welcomed their new child, a female. He was described as "a thick, broad, very alien-looking humanoid with a rippling epidermis that looks like hardened lava" and worked in the ship's armory. Nevertheless, Bortus does have a sense of humor, finding slapstick humor to be genuinely amusing. Claire: "There are only two officers on board who may be able to withstand the radiation [of. "[4], When their ship visited Theta Draconis 4, Bortus - as the juniormost officer - stood watch while most of the crew, including Locar, took shore leave. ""Very well. Sorry. Bortus agrees with Malloy that slapstick humor is funny. Because the date was at the tail end of the year 2419, that means they mated some time in 2413. Both already lived aboard the Orville in 2419 when Ed Mercer became captain. When Bortus was assigned to the USS Clemens, Klyden underwent a routine medical evaluation to join him. "I will sleep elsewhere tonight." In November of 2419, Bortus re-assumes command of the Orville when the Captain and the First Officer leave for "the Bio-ship." [8], By June 2420, the now eight-month-old Topa matured to the equivalent of a seven-year-old human. He is forced to abandon temporarily the away team to rescue the USS Druyan, a colony transport under attack from the Krill. Moclan In the months that followed, Klyden and Bortus maintained a strained peace. Bortus looked down at his son. Bortus and Klyden misinterpreting couples counselling as a fight to the death, in typical Literally Minded Moclan style. His relationship problems with Klyden emerged from the fight over Topa and the lying Klyden had done regarding the circumstances of his female birth. Alive [1], To prevent the procedure, Bortus demanded Tribunal on Moclus. Cheston In her final conversation with Klyden, she ordered him never to speak to her again.[2]. The two died when the Kaylon destroyed Moclus several months later. Age Gender It is the property of FOX and Seth MacFarlane. Home Planet He associates most closely with LaMarr, Malloy, and Kitan, and infrequently spends his free time with other crewmembers. [5], Fellow commanding officers attempt to change Bortus's mind. It is a two week trip to planet Moclus. Home Planet Bad yolk. "[9], The two discussed the tribunal many times, and eventually decided to move on but Bortus internally resents Klyden. Howard Berger, the make-up department head for Season 1, presented a final head sculpture to creator Seth MacFarlane by November, 2016 for approval so production of the prosthetic make-up could begin. They are stunned to discover their newborn is a female.[12]. Relatives The physical design of the character took substantially longer to complete than other characters. OOC Is Serious Business: A rare instance where stoic, deadpan Bortus actually raises his voice, during a confrontation with Talla. Bortus accused Klyden of being happy to return to Moclus, that he never felt comfortable aboard the ship and did not like living around so many women and girls on the Orville. Their gomaskah consisted of an evening meal in the Moclan Central Arcade followed by combat games in an environmental simulator. Episode 2x05: All the World is Birthday Cake, Episode 2x13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, https://orville.fandom.com/wiki/Klyden?oldid=25938, When Topa first begins attending school on the Orville, Klyden is dissatisfied that. First Seen Klyden maintained friendly relations with the crew during his early period aboard the Orville, but things started to sour after successfully changing Topa's sex to male in November 2419. The program contains a particularly sophisticated virus that shuts down ship systems as it spreads, and jeopardizes the lives of the crew when the ship loses helm control while in orbit of Nyxia. "[n 10] Bortus and Klyden invite Mercer for an evening of oppsada, a Moclan beverage, and a game of latchkum, but Mercer's hand is impaled by the latchkum's dagger and he calls oppsada a "poo drink. The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. [6]) Bortus rose in rank to become Lieutenant Commander, and eventually promoted to the position of Second Officer on the Orville under a previous, unidentified captain. Second Officer ", The only episode in which Bortus makes no appearance is the comic book. So Bortus is the wife, and Klyden is the husband. "[20] Bortus does host LaMarr and Malloy for beers and a movie, but LaMarr and Malloy invited themselves. The only stipulation while drafting Bortus was that Macon's mouth area be kept clear to prevent prosthetic breakdown after hours of shooting.[24]. Though Isaac is able to eradicate the virus, Bortus' career receives its first major blemish. [7] Klyden began living with Bortus aboard Union vessels years ago, but Klyden seems to have vocalized his complaints only after Topa's birth. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Klyden began living with Bortus aboard Union vessels years ago, but Klyden seems to vocalize his complaints only after Topa's birth. Peter Macon Mercer is furious with Bortus and Grayson tries to show Bortus that the debacle has jeopardized Moclus' position in the Planetary Union, but Bortus and Klyden believe they had no choice. Bortus served under Griffith in the Battle of Earth, and became its acting captain when Griffith and an unnamed first officer were killed. And I do not wish to lose you again. Male. He describes his childhood as one filled with Japanese anime and the movie Blade Runner, which he credits better prepared him for The Orville than his training in fine theater. [16], In an alternate timeline where Ed Mercer did not become captain of the Orville in September 2419, Griffith took command. ""I have already told you, we have an important diplomatic assignment - I must work late. Bortus is refused by Doctor Claire Finn and Mercer denies his request to order the Doctor to perform it. [1] His daring leadership saves both the Orville and the ground team, though Bortus later said that he failed Mercer because the Krill managed to heavily damage the ship. The attempt to change the sex of his child sparks a crisis for the Orville. [10], Bortus offers his resignation, which Ed rejects. Bortus requests Grayson to serve as his advocate, who squares off against Advocate Kagus. War nearly breaks out between the two species; Bortus, Isaac, and Engineering attempt to erect a barrier between them to buy time, though the plan ultimately fails. [10], The attempt was unsuccessful. [9], By August, Klyden had grown despondent. [10], After Klyden's unsuccessful divorce attempt, the couple return to married life. But in the show, Klyden is shown doing all the whining, and that Bortus doesn't spend enough time with him etc. Bortus said Klyden never felt comfortable aboard the ship and did not like living around so many women and girls on the Orville - though Klyden denied this. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This was an incredibly rare event for Moclans, who are a predominantly male species. [25] Berger explained: Bortus had a big evolution. The Missus and the Ex: Locar is Bortus's previous boyfriend, which gets awkward when he joins Bortus and Klyden for dinner. He was sensitive about Bortus' time spent away on duty, and the "neglect" he felt. According to Admiral Halsey, Bortus served on the Orville under a previous captain as second officer prior to Ed Mercer assuming command. Modern Moclans were a nearly all-male species and a female birth was exceedingly are. As Klyden complains that he cannot spend his day entertaining Topa, Bortus requests that Topa be enrolled in the Orville school.[13]. His birthday is six days apart from Kelly's birthday in either late October or early November. Helmsman Gordon Malloy stated that Bortus in the year 2413 was in the middle of puberty. [25] The face piece in particular was challenging, requiring Macon to flare his nostrils at a precise moment to make the prosthetic fit his head when applied. Bortus and Klyden debate whether their newborn child should have a controversial surgery. They became mates some time in the year 2413. Bortus is angry and, perhaps, embarrassed, and leaves to his quarters. The relationship problems led to the porn addiction. Bortus leads the Orville to victory against the Krill destroyer, then returns to the bio-ship. Command Performance [n 8] For this reason, non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him. Bortus stayed with the ship as crashed into the Earth, but most of the crew escaped. Much of Klyden's background is unknown. Rather than force their child to live the life of an outcast, Bortus and his mate attempt the surgically alter the child's sex from female to male. [2], Bortus grew up on the planet Moclus. Bortus believes an immediate operation is necessary before the child develops further as a female, and goes behind the Captain's back to hail a Moclan vessel to take the child and perform the surgery. Though he is only second officer, Bortus has spent more time as acting captain than any other bridge officer aside from the Captain himself. First Seen While Bortus is unquestionably a capable and level-headed leader, his relationship with the rest of the crew is somewhat complicated. Bortus and Klyden will be a main focus of The Orville tonight, now that they have hatched their egg. A complaint made by Bortus to Claire Finn in. Portrayed by "Porn virus aside, I am very grateful to have you on board. Once Peter Macon was hired, we brought him into KNB and we live-cast him so we had his head and we could sculpt on that. Bortus does not understand why Mercer would make a social call. [4], Bortus dated his future mate Klyden on Moclus. According to Bortus, the two fight constantly, which begins to disrupt his sleep. Bortus loves his mate Klyden deeply, but their relationship grows strained after the tribunal over their child's sex drives a wedge between them. Occupation / Position The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Planetary Union Turn it … [26], Special make-up effects artist Garrett Immel took Berger's rough sculpture and then added details until the team landed upon a final look for Bortus.[24]. When Bortus learns that Klyden was born female, he is shocked and hurt that his mate hid such information from him for years. They hadn't really spoken since returning to The Orville after their baby's gender reassignment, and the conversation was past due. Basically, Bortus gets fed up with Klyden and dumps him in favor of his old flame, Lokar (of the Hill People), whom he breaks out of a Moclan prison. Klyden, on the other hand, believed life aboard the Orville had changed Bortus' view of women for the worse. "I was hoping you would respect that."[5]. His parents never disclosed the operation to him, but was discovered years later. [1], Bortus meets the new captain of the Orville, Ed Mercer, in September 2419, and Bortus quickly establishes himself as a competent Second Officer, even successfully leading the Orville in combat as acting commander several times. But today, I witnessed events that I am very fortunate to have you and Topa in my life. It was at least a five month period. "[3], As a young man, Bortus served in the Moclan Fleet, stationed on the same ship as Locar, an engineer. Moclus The conflict with the Kaylons from the “ Identity ” two-parter continues to inform the rest of the season, as “Sanctuary” begins with the revelation that Moclus has been the Union’s primary source of arms. [5] Later, Bortus was transferred to the Orville and Klyden followed. "The attraction was immediate," Bortus recalled. Naturally, Bortus' lack of drive at home drives Klyden mad, and just before a nicely placed commercial break, we see Klyden plunge a large dagger through the chest of his sleeping mate. While bridge crew cackled, Bortus called the cat a brave warrior. Garrett Immel applies the finishing touches to Bortus. [n 2] Status Peter has played roles in Jonny Zero, Dexter, The Shield, Bosch, and Shameless, among other roles. For you to judge us by human standards is unfair.— Bortus[11], One month into his tenure under Mercer, Bortus and his mate, Klyden, lay and nest an egg. After Mercer and Grayson take an away team to the surface of the planet Epsilon 2, Bortus guides the Orville through a difficult battle with a significantly stronger Krill destroyer. The trial lasted a single day. Bortus spends increasing amounts of time at work and less time with the family, sometimes showing up to work an hour ahead of schedule to avoid arguments. He does not understand the humor in Mercer's aside about urination at night during staff role call. Which is fun, but people make all these jokes around me on set, I can't hear it and they know it, so I'm the butt of the joke. 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