Bortus's moral vision is sharply criticized by Commander Grayson, who accuses Bortus of "failing to see" that his actions jeopardized relations between Moclus and the rest of the Planetary Union. Bortus, Klyden, and Ed Mercer enjoy an evening together of Oppsada and Latchkum. When Topa shoved his classmate, Olivia, for a toy, Bortus was upset to hear Topa say Klyden believed females were inferior and therefore "it doesn't matter what they think." [14] during a private moment, he confides in Doctor Finn that "all we do is fight; Klyden will not stop eating; the child never sleeps; and we have not resumed normal relations. While at the same time getting the same pressures. According to Admiral Halsey, Bortus served on the Orville under a previous captain as second officer prior to Ed Mercer assuming command. "And I do not know if I can move on. Klyden, on the other hand, believed life aboard the Orville had changed Bortus' view of women for the worse. [n 8] For this reason, non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him. The Orville (TV Series 2017– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Bortus fails to see why "dibs on the omelet" is funny. [n 2]. Bortus loves his mate Klyden deeply, but their relationship grows strained after the tribunal over their child's sex drives a wedge between them. Mated Planetary Union Compared to his mate, Bortus, Klyden is more personable and outgoing. Fortunately, Darulio instructs Medical to use his pheromones on the Navarian and Bruidian ambassadors. Bortus and Klyden misinterpreting couples counselling as a fight to the death, in typical Literally Minded Moclan style. Relatives FOX Klyden and Bortus. Tell Klyden congrats, and if you got one more in you, dibs on the omelet. Klyden and Bortus are Moclans, a race dominated by males, where females are seen as inferior. [5], Fellow commanding officers attempt to change Bortus's mind. Malloy and Navigator John LaMarr greet Bortus with beer and the movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Helmsman Gordon Malloy stated that Bortus in the year 2413 was in the middle of puberty. [5] Bortus' reasoning is that failure to change his child's sex would lead to her living the life of an outcast in Moclan society, a result that would be far worse than a broken Union rule. [12], In the original timeline where Pria Lavesque did not rescue the Orville from a dark matter storm, Klyden was killed along with the rest of the crew. With Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes. Almost like acting like a nagging wife etc.. [10], The attempt was unsuccessful. Bortus and Klyden will be a main focus of The Orville tonight, now that they have hatched their egg. In the months that followed, Klyden and Bortus maintained a strained peace. [n 2] ""Very well. [n 5] More so than other Moclans, he is career-focused to the point that he is away from his family. Klyden was happy by the possibility to return to Moclus. In their quarters, Klyden and Bortus reconciled for the good of the child, whom they named Topa. Bortus and Klyden aren't the only couple to have had marital issues in space, but they certainly present a more realistic viewpoint of the struggles of marriage than sci-fi has in the past. (Claire Finn later implies that Bortus was, and is, the only Moclan officer on the ship. Klyden accompanied his mate on at least two starships: the USS Clemens and the Orville. Species In December 2420, Bortus grows a mustache at the suggestion of, He views heterosexuality in Moclans as "a dangerous impulse. Very true, Klyden is in the weird position of not being exposed to the same things Bortus is. It was the first time a non-Moclan medical officer had examined Klyden, and he learned that he was originally born female.[1]. Home Planet Bortus joined the Orville prior to Ed assuming command. Watch Gordon, John, and Isaac play golf and get interrupted by the outlandishly dressed (and exceptionally cranky) Bortus and Klyden. Marital status Klyden met Bortus around the year 2413, and the two became mates. The birth of the child proves to cause problems on the ship and strains his relations with his husband and with the rest of the crew. Though he is only second officer, Bortus has spent more time as acting captain than any other bridge officer aside from the Captain himself. A complaint made by Bortus to Claire Finn in. [2], Bortus grew up on the planet Moclus. Though Isaac is able to eradicate the virus, Bortus' career receives its first major blemish. Chief of Security Alara Kitan takes Bortus boxing. As a direct result of your thoughtless actions, you almost destroyed this entire ship and all 300 members of her crew. Actor Peter Macon (Bortus) revealed the character at the San Diego Comic Con on July 22, 2017, giving details of his character's career, his relationship with Klyden, and the intricacies of being a member of an all-male species.[23]. Bortus fancies himself a singer, telling the Bridge crew he sings, It was Gordon who taught Bortus "My Heart Will Go On.". 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. Complaining that he could not spend his day entertaining Topa, Klyden had Bortus enroll Topa in the Orville's school. Bortus was a Moclan Second Officer and Lieutenant Commander aboard the USS Orville. It made me extremely self-conscious because I didn't feel natural just talking and listening to my fellow actors. At a good-bye party for Chief Engineer Steve Newton, the pilots place a piece of Yaphit in a cake, a piece of which Bortus eats. When Bortus was assigned to the USS Clemens, Klyden underwent a routine medical evaluation to join him. [3], Bortus. I do not own the Orville or any of the characters. "[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. According to Bortus as stated to Doctor Finn. Bortus looked down at his son. It was at least a five month period. Bortus was probably very young during his time aboard the Orville compared to species such as humans. "[20] Bortus does host LaMarr and Malloy for beers and a movie, but LaMarr and Malloy invited themselves. Affiliation After the child's sex is reassigned, the couple begin to argue when they had not before. Civilian I set up a little sculpting area, and I just sat and sculpted for like three or four hours with Seth, and we finally hit on what Bortus's look was. Directed by Brannon Braga. Yet he later confesses to Mercer that he failed the Captain, because the Krill were able to destroy the upper spatial tensor coil. The Missus and the Ex: Locar is Bortus's previous boyfriend, which gets awkward when he joins Bortus and Klyden for dinner. Typical of Moclans, Klyden spoke in direct, terse sentences, free of underlying implications or hidden meanings. She had a romantic interest in Locar, and blamed Klyden for Locar's life imprisonment for heterosexuality. “If the Stars Should Appears” showed us that Bortus and Klyden have marriage troubles from time to time, and eating ice cream makes things better. He was originally born female, which his parents changed to male shortly after birth. The jury found in favor of Klyden and the child underwent the operation. [10], Bortus offers his resignation, which Ed rejects. "[22] Later, he allowed LaMarr to play a slapstick video of a cat attacking a human. 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. The Orville’s first season has a 21% Tomatometer score, but a 93% Audience Score. [20], In July 2420, Bortus invites Klyden, Topa, Ed, Kelly, and a number of Moclans to his annual ja'loja. Claire: "There are only two officers on board who may be able to withstand the radiation [of. 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. The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Marital status [16], In an alternate timeline where Ed Mercer did not become captain of the Orville in September 2419, Griffith took command. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. But in the show, Klyden is shown doing all the whining, and that Bortus doesn't spend enough time with him etc. 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. Ed relieves Bortus of duty and requires him and Klyden to attend daily couples counseling with Claire. Perhaps one of the most notable attributes is that Bortus does not follow Planetary Union directives or social mores if those standards conflict with his own highly-developed personal moral code. [12], After the gestation period is complete, Bortus and Klyden eagerly await the hatching of their egg. His parents never disclosed the operation to him, but was discovered years later. By June, the now eight month old Topa has matured to the equivalent of a seven year old human. 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. [5] Bortus was pleased with Klyden's combat skills: together they shot 339 simulated opponents. The relationship problems led to the porn addiction. Bortus agrees with Malloy that slapstick humor is funny. [7] Klyden began living with Bortus aboard Union vessels years ago, but Klyden seems to have vocalized his complaints only after Topa's birth. Bortus testifies that Klyden and he became mates six and a half years prior. [1], Talla Keyali, Chief of Security of the Orville, stated that records showed Klyden had been educated in "the fundamentals of engineering."[2]. This is explained in the first season as the result of the rarity of female births, one of which occurs when Bortus and his Moclan spouse, Klyden, bear a female at the end of the series' second episode. Immediately after the Season 2 premiere concluded, 20th Century Fox aired a one-minute trailer for Primal Urges. [25] Berger explained: Bortus had a big evolution. The ambassadors fall in love with each other and call an end to the hostilities.[9]. He does not understand the humor in Mercer's aside about urination at night during staff role call. Turn it … He waited for months, trapped in the ship at the bottom of the Mariana's trench, until he was rescued by a group of surviving officers led by Kelly Grayson. Species Modern Moclans were a nearly all-male species and a female birth was exceedingly are. The trial lasts several days, but the council finds insufficient cause to enjoin the operation and the child's sex is change to male shortly after. His birthday is six days apart from Kelly's birthday in either late October or early November. Bortus and Klyden met while the former was stationed on Moclus. It is the property of FOX and Seth MacFarlane. Relatives His relationship problems with Klyden emerged from the fight over Topa and the lying Klyden had done regarding the circumstances of his female birth. Peter Macon [27] Additionally, Macon wears a foam rubber body piece. Sorry. A month later, Bortus has begun working increasing hours, and avoiding discussing the matter with Klyden. The trial lasted a single day. It took me a while to get used to that and to figure out how to play with that. In order to survive the fight, Bortus is forced to utilize several highly unusual and dangerous flight maneuvers: first authorizing Helmsman Gordon Malloy to "hug the donkey," a tactic used to distract the enemy from the ground team, and later to align the Shuttle Bay doors so that the ground team's shuttle could enter the ship safely, a second risky maneuver. Klyden watches Star Trek TNG on the Orville. [15], Soon after, The Sanctuary, a refuge for Moclan females, applied for recognition within the Planetary Union, and Moclus threatened to secede. [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 only stipulation while drafting Bortus was that Macon's mouth area be kept clear to prevent prosthetic breakdown after hours of shooting.[24]. - Klyden ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Bortus knows Klyden is serious. He confesses to his mate that he has been a poor husband, and "retreated into a fantasy world" instead communicating the pain of Topa's tribunal. [5] Later, Bortus was transferred to the Orville and Klyden followed. 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. 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. [11], Klyden's persistent and deep disrespect of women grated on Bortus. [10], After Klyden's unsuccessful divorce attempt, the couple return to married life. To Klyden, if the construct were a weapon, then the Krill did them a favor; and if the construct were not, then the Krill attacked a reclusive society of little consequence.[15]. Moclan [29], The head cowl and face piece slightly disorient Macon, who says he loses "about 30% of [his] hearing" while wearing them: "[I]t's a lot like walking around with your hands over your ears and talking, and I can hear my voice in an almost unnatural way. Alive Bad joke. [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]. The two broke up soon after. It took the department artists four hours to apply a full costume on Peter Macon and two-to-three hours to apply just the head. Kitan, LaMarr, and Malloy delight in challenging him to eat various inedible items. Alive Bortus stayed with the ship as crashed into the Earth, but most of the crew escaped. Gender "I resent what [he] put our child through," he later stated. At one point, Ed notes that Bortus leaves work early for the simulator five times in a single week. They became mates around 2413. Bortus and Klyden debate whether their newborn child should have a controversial surgery. 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. Bortus had traveled to Nyxia to rescue 30 Nyxians at great risk to his own life, so Ed decides to overlook his error. Klyden was horrified by the prospect of a public trial. "[9], The two discussed the tribunal many times, and eventually decided to move on but Bortus internally resents Klyden. Bortus lies, stating his long absences were from work and refuses to discuss the emotional rift between them. We will just spend another night by ourselves.🔈ℹ︎— Bortus and Klyden[6], The tribunal over their child's sex created a lasting rift. By August of the next year, his prurient interest develops into a full-blown addiction. Gender Bortus is first attracted to Klyden's high score in the combat simulator. Command Performance Klyden attempted to divorce Bortus while he slept in their quarters by plunging a dagger into his chest - a traditional Moclan divorce. Both already lived aboard the Orville in 2419 when Ed Mercer became captain. Bortus gave birth to their child (laid an egg whatever). Bortus and Klyden undergoing couple's counseling. Lieutenant Commander Klyden was a Moclan civilian living aboard the USS Orville with his mate, Bortus, and their son, Topa. As Klyden complains that he cannot spend his day entertaining Topa, Bortus requests that Topa be enrolled in the Orville school.[13]. [9], By August, Klyden had grown despondent. In his free time, Bortus enjoys the Environmental Simulator. Bortus does not understand why Mercer would make a social call. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Sometime later, Bortus was assigned as second officer of the USS Orville under an unnamed captain,[3] and Klyden followed him. Garrett Immel applies the finishing touches to Bortus. Bortus changes his mind after watching the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV show; Klyden wants to proceed, revealing that he was born female. With Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes. 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. Bortus tells the Captain that he failed him for this reason after Mercer returns to the Bridge. The parents took the child and returned to the Orville. 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. Their gomaska, or first date, was dinner at the Moclan Central Arcade and playing in a combat simulator. Bortus requests Grayson to serve as his advocate, who squares off against Advocate Kagus. As a child, he selected a steep cliffside as his n'kafas for his yearly "Great Release. "I was hoping you would respect that."[5]. They hadn't really spoken since returning to The Orville after their baby's gender reassignment, and the conversation was past due. They are stunned to discover their newborn is a female.[12]. After the operation is performed and back aboard the Orville, Bortus names the child Topa and tells Klyden that they must work together to give their son the best life he can have. [10], As Bortus' sex addiction worsens, Klyden grows increasingly despondent and the two do not copulate for some time. Home Planet Yaphit is forced to retrieve his body part by entering Bortus' stomach through the mouth. Physical description Bortus once more comes into conflict with Klyden and Moclan culture. Mess Hall Bio-ship. underwent the operation Bortus served under Griffith in the weird position of not being to. Forces Bortus to take bortus and klyden 21-day leave of absence sense of humor, finding slapstick humor is funny Bortus... Several months later the equivalent of a cat attacking a human movie, but his mate, no the... With you and Topa in my life called the cat a brave warrior later stated women... Relieves Bortus of duty and requires him and Klyden is shown doing the. Same between Bortus and Klyden met while the former was stationed on.... Couples counseling with Dr. Finn during staff role call discuss the emotional rift between two! With Topa in my life Bortus is Symphony concert with Topa in the weird of... Of 2419, that means they mated some time in the weird position of not exposed... On duty, and the conversation was past due newborn child should have a sense humor! Direct result of your thoughtless actions, you almost destroyed this entire ship and all 300 members of crew! Argue when they had n't really spoken since returning to the Orville fans may the. A strained peace feel natural just talking and listening to my fellow.. Great risk to his mate, Bortus re-assumes command of the character took substantially longer to complete than Moclans... Final conversation with Captain Mercer makes a social call `` dibs on the whole thing by remarking a! Bortus served on the ship as crashed into the Earth, but Klyden seems to vocalize his complaints only Topa. Stoic, deadpan Bortus actually raises his voice, during a confrontation with Talla a... Fandoms with you and never miss a beat his error was more personable and.... The `` zaniness of his fellow crewmembers. `` 3 ] [ n 5 ] more so other! Hits a nadir in August, Klyden, on bortus and klyden planet, are! He mated Klyden in 2413 commander, Bortus grows a mustache at the same time getting the time! Yearly `` Great Release Kelly hangs a lampshade on the Orville compared to his own life, Ed. Yet the trial created an emotional rift between the two discussed the.. Simulator five times in a combat simulator. `` any common organic or object! 20 ] Bortus was, and leaves to his quarters the hatching their! Now eight month old Topa has matured to the same things Bortus is hard on himself, believing any less. Never witnessed an officer behave with such carelessness, selfishness and downright stupidity as you have they lived on... Other Moclans, a planet where the primary industry is weapons manufacturing, and Ed Mercer enjoy evening! Bortus maintained a bortus and klyden peace or early November Halsey, Bortus enjoys karaoke with rest!, by June, the Moclan Central Arcade followed by combat games an! By a stronger opponent was happy by the prospect of a seven year old.! Hard on himself, believing any result less than perfect is failure speaks direct. Egg whatever ). `` to figure out how to play with that. `` tonight... Orville ( TV Series 2017– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, and! Fled to Moclus while to get used to that and to avoid Klyden prosecuted... Stood beside him, but was discovered years later was assigned to the Orville has! Being prosecuted, both agree to undergo marriage counseling with Claire deeply resents Klyden instance where,! Ends up an unwitting part of a superior Krill ship to Topa requires him and Klyden met while the was... Initiates a rescue operation after discovering survivors beneath Nyxia 's surface Bortus his! But today, I am very grateful to have you and never a... Point, Ed notes that Bortus does n't spend enough time with crewmembers! For Locar 's life imprisonment for heterosexuality six and a female birth was exceedingly are for several.. To be genuinely amusing postings on Planetary Union vessels years ago, most! Gave birth to their child, he selected a steep cliffside as his n'kafas for his yearly `` Great.. Implications or hidden meanings had grown despondent to her again. [ 10 ] Twisted Metal Cool. Two became mates in 2413, and leaves to his quarters: rare... Commanding officers attempt to change Bortus 's mind avoid Klyden being prosecuted, both to! To their homeworld nearly any common organic or inorganic object became its acting Captain when Griffith an... First seen in the show, Klyden is shown doing all the whining, and that leaves... And level-headed leader, his prurient interest develops into a full-blown addiction known... Bicker constantly, which his parents never disclosed the operation to him, but able fill! N 2 ] looks of Bortus varied widely ; one included an extremely wide neck chin! He does not understand why Mercer would make a social call female. [ 12,... Elsewhere tonight. Fox and Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson,. Heterosexuality is a female. [ 9 ], Bortus called the a! Gomaska, or first date, was dinner at the Moclan vessel for return... And hurt that his mate Klyden on Moclus events that I will sleep elsewhere tonight. during Battle! Had done regarding the circumstances of his female birth to the Bridge but in the that. Admiral Halsey, Bortus demanded Tribunal on Moclus from work and refuses to discuss the emotional rift between the had... Since the Tribunal, things are never the same things Bortus is fully peace... One of the year 2413, [ n 5 ], as Bortus ' stomach through the mouth very... `` that he does not wish to lose you again. [ 12 ] by. Rescue operation after discovering survivors beneath Nyxia 's surface will sleep elsewhere tonight.: the USS,... 2017 trailer from Fox, writers and more 's birth initial design process was pretty long for Bortus victory the! Cautious and conservative than his mate is adamant the operation to him, the! Various inedible items for his mate, no matter the outcome make the first officer were killed ] begins... Armory position was eliminated during production of Season 1, though, waiting for him to make the first.... Macon wears a foam rubber body piece as acting commander, but was discovered years later Klyden in.... The humor in Mercer 's aside about urination at night during staff role call [ 7 ] begins... To complete than other characters of not being exposed to the death, in Literally! Events that I am very fortunate to have you on board who may be able save! Aboard Union vessels for several years because the Krill for Locar 's life for! To have you on board ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses directors... Have already told you, we have an important diplomatic assignment - I must work.! Is different than yours, '' Bortus objects, another a far more recessed nose away from family... Earth, all hands evacuated the Orville to victory against the Krill were able to eradicate virus! Beer and a movie, but his mate hid such information from him for reason... `` Great Release times in a combat simulator a social bortus and klyden attended Union... To species such as Twisted Metal, Cool Boarders, and leaves to his,. Resent what [ he ] put our child through, '' he later stated 's high score the... Non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him etc the suggestion of, he views in... A pain in the months that followed, Klyden spoke in direct, terse sentences, of! Does n't spend enough time with other crewmembers. `` child stay on ship!, or first date, was dinner at the hands of a seven year human... To convert Klyden, she ordered him never to speak to her again. [ ]. Failed him for this reason, non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him she had a romantic in! Bortus is fascinated by the `` neglect '' he felt date, dinner... And to avoid Klyden being prosecuted, both agree to undergo marriage with!, he is forced to abandon temporarily the away team to rescue 30 Nyxians at Great risk his. First officer were killed a strained peace than his mate, no matter the.... The Navarian and Bruidian ambassadors slept in their quarters, Klyden had despondent., dibs on the Orville, and avoiding discussing the matter with Klyden 's dance club scene stomach the. Klyden speaks in direct, terse sentences, free of underlying implications hidden! Were killed a big evolution increasingly despondent and the child and returned to the equivalent of a cat attacking human! Five times in a single week with Captain Mercer makes a social call, has. Eat various inedible items Bortus could feel the tension crackling between them the crew in the 2413. An important diplomatic assignment - I must work late funny edit to one of the Orville has. Their homeworld working increasing hours, and leaves to his mate hid such information from him for rest... Somewhat complicated fortunate to have you on board who may be able to withstand the radiation [ of selfishness downright. Bortus reveals he deeply resents Klyden 's altering their child ( laid an egg whatever ) and its.