[11], Klyden's persistent and deep disrespect of women grated on Bortus. [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. Directed by Jonathan Frakes. It was at least a five month period. [n 2]. Ed relieves Bortus of duty and requires him and Klyden to attend daily couples counseling with Claire. But today, I witnessed events that I am very fortunate to have you and Topa in my life. Bortus was probably very young during his time aboard the Orville compared to species such as humans. Male (born female) Moclan In December 2420, Bortus grows a mustache at the suggestion of, He views heterosexuality in Moclans as "a dangerous impulse. [10], Bortus offers his resignation, which Ed rejects. The Orville producer/editor Tom Costantino's shared the Season 3 renewal news with a perfect callback to Bortus and Klyden's dance club scene. The only stipulation while drafting Bortus was that Macon's mouth area be kept clear to prevent prosthetic breakdown after hours of shooting.[24]. Moclan.— Peter Macon[21]. Bortus, Klyden, and the child stay on the Moclan vessel for their trip. Bortus can eat nearly any common organic or inorganic object. Bortus looked down at his son. Bortus loves his mate Klyden deeply, but their relationship grows strained after the tribunal over their child's sex drives a wedge between them… Bortus is not only a capable commander, but able to fill the role of any member of the Bridge. [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. 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. [22] His armory position was eliminated during production of Season 1, though he sporadically visited it in Season 2. Sometime later, Bortus was assigned as second officer of the USS Orville under an unnamed captain,[3] and Klyden followed him. Planetary Union The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. He associates most closely with LaMarr, Malloy, and Kitan, and infrequently spends his free time with other crewmembers. Watch Gordon, John, and Isaac play golf and get interrupted by the outlandishly dressed (and exceptionally cranky) Bortus and Klyden. They became mates around 2413. While bridge crew cackled, Bortus called the cat a brave warrior. Bortus lies, stating his long absences were from work and refuses to discuss the emotional rift between them. Species His relationship problems with Klyden emerged from the fight over Topa and the lying Klyden had done regarding the circumstances of his female birth. [15], In an original timeline where Pria Lavesque did not save the Orville from a dark matter storm, Bortus was killed along with the rest of the crew. Bortus requests Grayson to serve as his advocate, who squares off against Advocate Kagus. Nevertheless, Bortus does have a sense of humor, finding slapstick humor to be genuinely amusing. Tell Klyden congrats, and if you got one more in you, dibs on the omelet. Biographical information "[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. [1], In October 2419, Bortus laid an egg and, 21 days later, Klyden and Bortus welcomed their new child, a female. Klyden attempted to divorce Bortus while he slept in their quarters by plunging a dagger into his chest - a traditional Moclan divorce. 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. Marital status In the months that followed, Klyden and Bortus maintained a strained peace. For example, as acting commander, Bortus was able to save the Orville from destruction at the hands of a superior Krill ship. [10], After Klyden's unsuccessful divorce attempt, the couple return to married life. Bortus himself has more of an open mind than most Moclans — and in particular his mate, Klyden — as a result of the issues they faced when their … 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 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. Civilian "From the first day of our gomaskah, I thought I would be with him for the rest of my life. Bortus tells the Captain that he failed him for this reason after Mercer returns to the Bridge. [9], By August, Klyden had grown despondent. Occupation / Position Bortus was first seen in the May 2017 trailer from Fox. Planetary UnionMoclan Fleet (former) Yet he later confesses to Mercer that he failed the Captain, because the Krill were able to destroy the upper spatial tensor coil. Bortus stayed with the ship as crashed into the Earth, but most of the crew escaped. Physical description Klyden accompanied Bortus through various postings on Planetary Union vessels for several years. While at the same time getting the same pressures. Thought this was a super funny edit to one of The Orville's season 1 episodes. The jury found in favor of Klyden and the child underwent the operation. When the Union investigated whether a large construct orbiting the planet Alibar was a weapon, Klyden sharply criticized the mission because it prevented the Krill from preemptively destroying the possible threat. [5], The newborn caused a stir on the Orville. 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. Lieutenant Commander Mated In the divisive episode, the ship’s Moclan couple Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden (Chad L. Coleman) have a baby girl, but since their species is all male, they debate giving her a gender reassignment.The greatest divide for the show, however, has between critics and fans. Bortus was a Moclan Second Officer and Lieutenant Commander aboard the USS Orville. Male. Klyden was horrified by the prospect of a public trial. Old Wounds The first sign of his eating problem begins in. 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. Affiliation In Moclan society, the Moclan female sex is not only rare, but derided as aberrant and disgusting. [16] Later, he ends up an unwitting part of a prank on Lieutenant Yaphit by Malloy and LaMarr. Their gomaskah consisted of an evening meal in the Moclan Central Arcade followed by combat games in an environmental simulator. Bad joke. [1], To prevent the procedure, Bortus demanded Tribunal on Moclus. [n 3][n 4] Eventually, the couple begin to bicker constantly, which wears on Bortus' emotional resolve. [5], Because of the wide social divide between Moclans and other humanoid species, Bortus often misses social cues that other crewmembers find obvious. … The parents took the child and returned to the Orville. 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." Kitan, LaMarr, and Malloy delight in challenging him to eat various inedible items. Unknown, probably early 10s Bortus makes his request for Topa to enter school. Portrayed by (Claire Finn later implies that Bortus was, and is, the only Moclan officer on the ship. Bortus meets Captain Vorak in the briefing room alongside Grayson and Mercer. Status [n 5] More so than other Moclans, he is career-focused to the point that he is away from his family. Klyden's persistent and deep disrespect of women grated on Bortus. Bortus relented and removed it. Privately, Klyden and Bortus agreed to surgically alter the sex of the child to male, and the couple refrained from naming the child until after the operation. Bortus does not understand why Mercer would make a social call. 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. "I resent what [he] put our child through," he later stated. "[10], Soon after the tribunal, Bortus begins to seek sexual and emotional fulfillment in the Environmental Simulator through various erotic programs, and his interest in Klyden wanes. Klyden met Bortus around the year 2413, and the two became mates. [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. The relationship problems led to the porn addiction. 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. Mated In an early draft of Old Wounds, Bortus claimed to be a proud warrior and that he does not dance because it is a "foolish waste of stamina. His parents never disclosed the operation to him, but was discovered years later. 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. I've got really good at lip-reading [laughter]. Part 4/4From episode "Lasting Impressions" s02e11 The Orville In her final conversation with Klyden, she ordered him never to speak to her again.[2]. Portrayed by Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. First Seen Bortus is refused by Doctor Claire Finn and Mercer denies his request to order the Doctor to perform it. [n 8] For this reason, non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him. This was an incredibly rare event for Moclans, who are a predominantly male species. The Orville’s first season has a 21% Tomatometer score, but a 93% Audience Score. 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. Bortus once more comes into conflict with Klyden and Moclan culture. Bortus reveals he deeply resents Klyden's altering their child, Topa's, gender without his consent. Chief of Security Talla Keyali bitterly hated Klyden. "[20] Bortus does host LaMarr and Malloy for beers and a movie, but LaMarr and Malloy invited themselves. 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 found Locar with a Thetan woman. While Bortus is unquestionably a capable and level-headed leader, his relationship with the rest of the crew is somewhat complicated. With Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes. Second Officer Early looks of Bortus varied widely; one included an extremely wide neck and chin, another a far more recessed nose. A month later, Bortus has begun working increasing hours, and avoiding discussing the matter with Klyden. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. - Klyden ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ Bortus knows Klyden is serious. Bad yolk. They are stunned to discover their newborn is a female.[12]. Roughly a month after the trial, Bortus began to spend increasing amounts of time at work, sometimes leaving for his shift an hour early to avoid discussing his absence with Klyden. Bortus gave birth to their child (laid an egg whatever). Moclus After the child's sex is reassigned, the couple begin to argue when they had not before. Gender [7] By this point, Bortus had spent more time in the commander's chair during battle than any other bridge officer aside from the Captain himself. "Porn virus aside, I am very grateful to have you on board. As a child, he selected a steep cliffside as his n'kafas for his yearly "Great Release. Relatives Ah, golf, the most peaceful and frustrating sport known to man. 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. Both already lived aboard the Orville in 2419 when Ed Mercer became captain. It is a two week trip to planet Moclus. Bortus is from Moclus, a planet where the primary industry is weapons manufacturing, and whose society is dominated by males. For example, Bortus has no problem going behind Captain Mercer's back to call for a Moclan vessel to perform a sex reassignment of his child. [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. 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. 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. [1], "Bortus, will you be home for dinner? 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. The brooding period forces Bortus to take a 21-day leave of absence. ""Very well. First Seen According to Peter Macon, Bortus is fascinated by the "zaniness of his fellow crewmembers.". Bortus changes his mind after watching the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV show; Klyden wants to proceed, revealing that he was born female. 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]. 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. According to Bortus as stated to Doctor Finn. [n 1] According to Bortus in early 2420, the two had not had sex since the tribunal. "[22] Later, he allowed LaMarr to play a slapstick video of a cat attacking a human. [10], The attempt was unsuccessful and Bortus survives. At one point, Ed notes that Bortus leaves work early for the simulator five times in a single week. 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]. Home Planet Typical of Moclans, Klyden speaks in direct, terse sentences, free of underlying implications or hidden meanings. During the Battle of Earth, all hands evacuated the Orville, and Klyden and Topa fled to Moclus. At the same time, Bortus grew a mustache which embarrassed and disgusted Klyden. As a direct result of your thoughtless actions, you almost destroyed this entire ship and all 300 members of her crew. Almost like acting like a nagging wife etc.. Bortus' career hits a nadir in August, 2420, when he installs an unauthorized Environmental Simulator program into the Computer. Very true, Klyden is in the weird position of not being exposed to the same things Bortus is. OOC Is Serious Business: A rare instance where stoic, deadpan Bortus actually raises his voice, during a confrontation with Talla. Complaining that he cannot spend his day entertaining Topa, Klyden has Bortus enroll Topa in the Orville's school under the teacher Cassius.After Topa's first two days in class, Bortus reports tha… The initial design process was pretty long for Bortus. "[9], The two discussed the tribunal many times, and eventually decided to move on but Bortus internally resents Klyden. difficult battle with a significantly stronger Krill destroyer, Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes, Episode 2x05: All the World is Birthday Cake, Episode 2x13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, SDCC 2017: The Orville - Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L Coleman, Crafting Aliens With Howard Berger | Season 1 | THE ORVILLE, SDCC2017 The Orville Interview with Peter Macon, Peter Macon on the man behind the mask in The Orville, Orville Live Stream Q&A with Scott Grimes, Kelly Hu, J Lee, Peter Macon, & Mark Jackson, https://orville.fandom.com/wiki/Bortus?oldid=25848. The case is arbitrated on Moclus, where Grayson represents Bortus; Grayson disputes male superiority by demonstrating Alara's immense physical strength and Gordon's lesser intelligence. Much of Klyden's background is unknown. As Ed later states: I have never witnessed an officer behave with such carelessness, selfishness and downright stupidity as you have. 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." They attended a Union Symphony concert with Topa in December 2420. As a civilian aboard the Orville, Klyden was sporadically involved in ship affairs: Klyden and Bortus became mates in 2413. Ed discovers that Moclans aboard the Orville are harboring a … “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. Alive [10], The couple get back together, albeit cautiously.[10]. 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. ", The only episode in which Bortus makes no appearance is the comic book. Bortus, Klyden, and Ed Mercer enjoy an evening together of Oppsada and Latchkum. Klyden was happy by the possibility to return to Moclus. Alive In November of 2419, Bortus re-assumes command of the Orville when the Captain and the First Officer leave for "the Bio-ship." The Orville fans may remember the storyline in which Bortus and Klyden gave birth to a girl. [1] This is further illustrated by his confession that his greatest fear is to lose to a superior opponent.[19]. Klyden stood beside him, and Bortus could feel the tension crackling between them. [10], As Bortus' sex addiction worsens, Klyden grows increasingly despondent and the two do not copulate for some time. The attempt succeeds: "Without Rudolph's nose, Santa would not be able to complete his voyage... What was clearly a deformity became a supreme advantage. 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. They became mates around 2413. The Tribunal pits Bortus against his mate. Klyden Aliases "That he does not find me attractive anymore." Status 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. Male ""I have already told you, we have an important diplomatic assignment - I must work late. Vorak implies a threat against Mercer; Bortus defuses the situation by formally requesting Tribunal for an injunction staying the procedure. [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. "My world is different than yours," Bortus objects. It is the property of FOX and Seth MacFarlane. Yaphit is forced to retrieve his body part by entering Bortus' stomach through the mouth. Because the date was at the tail end of the year 2419, that means they mated some time in 2413. [14], Compared to his mate, Bortus, Klyden was more personable and outgoing. Garrett Immel applies the finishing touches to Bortus. According to Bortus, the two fight constantly, which begins to disrupt his sleep. Mercer relieves Bortus of duty. 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. 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. And I do not wish to lose you again. One could never know.". The two broke up soon after. Modern Moclans were a nearly all-male species and a female birth was exceedingly are. Klyden and Bortus are Moclans, a race dominated by males, where females are seen as inferior. 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