Both already lived aboard the Orville in 2419 when Ed Mercer became captain. [10], After Klyden's unsuccessful divorce attempt, the couple return to married life. Klyden's persistent and deep disrespect of women grated on Bortus. The video mixes clips from this episode with scenes from Home, Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes, and All the World is Birthday Cake. [4], Bortus dated his future mate Klyden on Moclus. She easily defeats him in the ring to show him that, on a person-by-person basis, women can be superior to men in certain things. 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. It was at least a five month period. 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. Alive Affiliation Bortus leads the Orville to victory against the Krill destroyer, then returns to the bio-ship. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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. 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. Aliases Planetary Union Bortus and Klyden misinterpreting couples counselling as a fight to the death, in typical Literally Minded Moclan style. 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. Species Yet he later confesses to Mercer that he failed the Captain, because the Krill were able to destroy the upper spatial tensor coil. ", The only episode in which Bortus makes no appearance is the comic book. The Orville fans may remember the storyline in which Bortus and Klyden gave birth to a girl. Bortus makes his request for Topa to enter school. 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. Yaphit is forced to retrieve his body part by entering Bortus' stomach through the mouth. [25] Berger explained: Bortus had a big evolution. Command Performance Klyden was happy by the possibility to return to Moclus. Bortus agrees with Malloy that slapstick humor is funny. In Moclan society, the Moclan female sex is not only rare, but derided as aberrant and disgusting. [n 2], Klyden was far more cautious and conservative than his mate. It was the first time a non-Moclan medical officer had examined Klyden, and he learned that he was originally born female.[1]. 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. [5], The newborn caused a stir on the Orville. [9], By June, the now eight month old Topa has matured to the equivalent of a seven year old human. Their gomaskah consisted of an evening meal in the Moclan Central Arcade followed by combat games in an environmental simulator.Bortus was pleased with Klyden's combat skills: together they shot 339 simulated opponents. Bortus stayed with the ship as crashed into the Earth, but most of the crew escaped. ""I have already told you, we have an important diplomatic assignment - I must work late. 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. Bortus and Klyden met while the former was stationed on Moclus. The Orville Wiki has a collection of images and media related to. Compared to his mate, Bortus, Klyden is more personable and outgoing. His relationship problems with Klyden emerged from the fight over Topa and the lying Klyden had done regarding the circumstances of his female birth. [5] Bortus was pleased with Klyden's combat skills: together they shot 339 simulated opponents. When Bortus learns that Klyden was born female, he is shocked and hurt that his mate hid such information from him for years. The face prosthetics are three pieces: a head cowl made of foam rubber, a chin piece, and a face piece, all blended in with the actor's skin. Bortus testifies that Klyden and he became mates six and a half years prior. [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. As second officer, Bortus often finds himself assuming the responsibilities of other officers.In the winter of 2420, Science Officer Isaac left the ship, Bortus performed the Kaylon's duties on the bridge. 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. [15], Soon after, The Sanctuary, a refuge for Moclan females, applied for recognition within the Planetary Union, and Moclus threatened to secede. Complaining that he could not spend his day entertaining Topa, Klyden had Bortus enroll Topa in the Orville's school. The attempt to change the sex of his child sparks a crisis for the Orville. "[3], As a young man, Bortus served in the Moclan Fleet, stationed on the same ship as Locar, an engineer. Male (born female) Bortus fancies himself a singer, telling the Bridge crew he sings, It was Gordon who taught Bortus "My Heart Will Go On.". I've got really good at lip-reading [laughter]. Though Isaac is able to eradicate the virus, Bortus' career receives its first major blemish. [n 3][n 4] Eventually, the couple begin to bicker constantly, which wears on Bortus' emotional resolve. According to Bortus, the two fight constantly, which begins to disrupt his sleep. [n 9], Bortus is hard on himself, believing any result less than perfect is failure. Bortus is refused by Doctor Claire Finn and Mercer denies his request to order the Doctor to perform it. Gender Bortus was a Moclan Second Officer and Lieutenant Commander aboard the USS Orville. "And I do not know if I can move on. The Orville (TV Series 2017– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [2], Bortus grew up on the planet Moclus. This was an incredibly rare event for Moclans, who are a predominantly male species. Male. In November of 2419, Bortus re-assumes command of the Orville when the Captain and the First Officer leave for "the Bio-ship." During the Battle of Earth, all hands evacuated the Orville, and Klyden and Topa fled to Moclus. They became mates some time in the year 2413. Immediately after the Season 2 premiere concluded, 20th Century Fox aired a one-minute trailer for Primal Urges. 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. Status [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. [7] Klyden begins persistent over-eating as a means of therapy. "I resent what [he] put our child through," he later stated. 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. Home Planet 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. 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. Bortus survives and to avoid Klyden being prosecuted, both agree to undergo marriage counseling with Dr. Finn. [10], The couple get back together, albeit cautiously.[10]. The relationship problems led to the porn addiction. Vorak implies a threat against Mercer; Bortus defuses the situation by formally requesting Tribunal for an injunction staying the procedure. Klyden, on the other hand, believed life aboard the Orville had changed Bortus' view of women for the worse. [5], Fellow commanding officers attempt to change Bortus's mind. His parents never disclosed the operation to him, but was discovered years later. Klyden accompanied his mate on at least two starships: the USS Clemens and the Orville. Very true, Klyden is in the weird position of not being exposed to the same things Bortus is. It's as if the writers intentionally wrote a convoluted, weird relationship. Bortus tells the Captain that he failed him for this reason after Mercer returns to the Bridge. As a child, he selected a steep cliffside as his n'kafas for his yearly "Great Release. 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. Ah, golf, the most peaceful and frustrating sport known to man. Mysterious. Klyden accompanied Bortus through various postings on Planetary Union vessels for several years. Bortus never finds out that Klyden was born female as well. While Bortus is unquestionably a capable and level-headed leader, his relationship with the rest of the crew is somewhat complicated. … The first sign of his eating problem begins in. “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. Biographical information [27] Additionally, Macon wears a foam rubber body piece. He is sensitive about Bortus' time spent away on duty, and the "neglect" he feels. As Ed later states: I have never witnessed an officer behave with such carelessness, selfishness and downright stupidity as you have. 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. They hadn't really spoken since returning to The Orville after their baby's gender reassignment, and the conversation was past due. 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. Peter has played roles in Jonny Zero, Dexter, The Shield, Bosch, and Shameless, among other roles. Then Kelly hangs a lampshade on the whole thing by remarking what a pain in the ass it is dealing with Moclan cultural norms. [1] He mated Klyden in 2413,[n 1] and they lived together on the Orville with their son Topa. Sometime later, Bortus was assigned as second officer of the USS Orville under an unnamed captain,[3] and Klyden followed him. Planetary UnionMoclan Fleet (former) Klyden stood beside him, and Bortus could feel the tension crackling between them. And I do not wish to lose you again. Biographical information [11], Klyden's persistent and deep disrespect of women grated on Bortus. Topa gets into trouble at school. Klyden and Bortus are Moclans, a race dominated by males, where females are seen as inferior. 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. Marital status [5], Because of the wide social divide between Moclans and other humanoid species, Bortus often misses social cues that other crewmembers find obvious. 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. Klyden Bortus can eat nearly any common organic or inorganic object. Moclan.— Peter Macon[21]. [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. Modern Moclans were a nearly all-male species and a female birth was exceedingly are. Occupation / Position The brooding period forces Bortus to take a 21-day leave of absence. Much of Klyden's background is unknown. 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 became mates around 2413. [10], The attempt was unsuccessful. Klyden - Mate Topa - Son "[20] Bortus does host LaMarr and Malloy for beers and a movie, but LaMarr and Malloy invited themselves. One could never know.". Nevertheless, Bortus does have a sense of humor, finding slapstick humor to be genuinely amusing. [n 1], The Union assigned Bortus to the USS Clemens, and Klyden decided to live with him on the ship as a civilian spouse. First Seen Lieutenant Commander Bortus changes his mind after watching the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV show; Klyden wants to proceed, revealing that he was born female. According to Peter Macon, Bortus is fascinated by the "zaniness of his fellow crewmembers.". Status Mated 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. 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. Bortus attempts to convert Klyden, but his mate is adamant the operation proceed. He is forced to abandon temporarily the away team to rescue the USS Druyan, a colony transport under attack from the Krill. Bortus and Klyden met while the former was stationed on Moclus. [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. Bortus is not only a capable commander, but able to fill the role of any member of the Bridge. 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. 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]. FOX Klyden and Bortus. [n 2]. Alive Gender [1], Bortus is put in the captain's chair only several days after meeting his new superior officers, Mercer and Commander Kelly Grayson. "I was hoping you would respect that."[5]. This video falls under fair use in U.S. copyright laws. [9], By August, Klyden had grown despondent. Bortus requests Grayson to serve as his advocate, who squares off against Advocate Kagus. In her final conversation with Klyden, she ordered him never to speak to her again.[2]. [13], In an alternate timeline where Ed Mercer did not become captain of the Orville, Klyden lived with Bortus and Topa aboard the Orville under Captain Griffith. [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. According to Admiral Halsey, Bortus served on the Orville under a previous captain as second officer prior to Ed Mercer assuming command. It is a two week trip to planet Moclus. His birthday is six days apart from Kelly's birthday in either late October or early November. 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. Bortus looked down at his son. I do not own the Orville or any of the characters. 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 … Bortus, Klyden, and Ed Mercer enjoy an evening together of Oppsada and Latchkum. [1], "Bortus, will you be home for dinner? Bortus and Klyden undergoing couple's counseling. 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." [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. [12], After the gestation period is complete, Bortus and Klyden eagerly await the hatching of their egg. Thought this was a super funny edit to one of The Orville's season 1 episodes. 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. [5] Later, Bortus was transferred to the Orville and Klyden followed. With Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes. Later, the Orville initiates a rescue operation after discovering survivors beneath Nyxia's surface. Claire: "There are only two officers on board who may be able to withstand the radiation [of. The physical design of the character took substantially longer to complete than other characters. The ambassadors fall in love with each other and call an end to the hostilities.[9]. Definitely awkward. Chief of Security Talla Keyali bitterly hated Klyden. Bortus meets Captain Vorak in the briefing room alongside Grayson and Mercer. Klyden, on the other hand, believed life aboard the Orville had changed Bortus' view of women for the worse. In their quarters, Klyden and Bortus reconciled for the good of the child, whom they named Topa. Sorry. 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. Physical description [16] Later, he ends up an unwitting part of a prank on Lieutenant Yaphit by Malloy and LaMarr. 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. Typical of Moclans, Klyden speaks in direct, terse sentences, free of underlying implications or hidden meanings. However, Klyden remained in staunch favor of sex reassignment. Klyden met Bortus around the year 2413, and the two became mates. In his free time, Bortus enjoys the Environmental Simulator. [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. However, the ship's captain let Bortus leave to surprise Locar. Directed by Jonathan Frakes. Watch Gordon, John, and Isaac play golf and get interrupted by the outlandishly dressed (and exceptionally cranky) Bortus and Klyden. Portrayed by Klyden was a Moclan civilian living aboard the USS Orville with his mate, Bortus, and their son, Topa. Klyden attempted to divorce Bortus while he slept in their quarters by plunging a dagger into his chest - a traditional Moclan divorce. A month later, Bortus has begun working increasing hours, and avoiding discussing the matter with Klyden. While at the same time getting the same pressures. [1], In October 2419, Bortus laid an egg and, 21 days later, Klyden and Bortus welcomed their new child, a female. [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. In the months that followed, Klyden and Bortus maintained a strained peace. 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. As a civilian aboard the Orville, Klyden was sporadically involved in ship affairs: Klyden and Bortus became mates in 2413. Bortus is angry and, perhaps, embarrassed, and leaves to his quarters. 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. ""Very well. "The attraction was immediate," Bortus recalled. 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. "I will sleep elsewhere tonight." It took me a while to get used to that and to figure out how to play with that. 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. Garrett Immel applies the finishing touches to Bortus. "From the first day of our gomaskah, I thought I would be with him for the rest of my life. Chad L. Coleman The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. But in the show, Klyden is shown doing all the whining, and that Bortus doesn't spend enough time with him etc. Bortus once more comes into conflict with Klyden and Moclan culture. She had a romantic interest in Locar, and blamed Klyden for Locar's life imprisonment for heterosexuality. Though he is only second officer, Bortus has spent more time as acting captain than any other bridge officer aside from the Captain himself. Bortus was probably very young during his time aboard the Orville compared to species such as humans. [3], Bortus. Bortus loves his mate Klyden deeply, but their relationship grows strained after the tribunal over their child's sex drives a wedge between them. [10], As Bortus' sex addiction worsens, Klyden grows increasingly despondent and the two do not copulate for some time. "That he does not find me attractive anymore." Kitan, LaMarr, and Malloy delight in challenging him to eat various inedible items. Bortus - Mate Topa - Son "[29], After filming Old Wounds, artists revisited Bortus' design, reducing the size of the nose and altering the forehead ridges.[30]. At one point, Ed notes that Bortus leaves work early for the simulator five times in a single week. [1], Talla Keyali, Chief of Security of the Orville, stated that records showed Klyden had been educated in "the fundamentals of engineering."[2]. The two broke up soon after. It is the property of FOX and Seth MacFarlane. Ed relieves Bortus of duty and requires him and Klyden to attend daily couples counseling with Claire. 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. Klyden leaves Bortus with the baby while he goes to get clothing for their return to their homeworld. Fortunately, Darulio instructs Medical to use his pheromones on the Navarian and Bruidian ambassadors. Bortus lies, stating his long absences were from work and refuses to discuss the emotional rift between them. [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]. [16], In an alternate timeline where Ed Mercer did not become captain of the Orville in September 2419, Griffith took command. 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 [n 8] For this reason, non-Moclans often struggle to communicate properly with him. "[9], The two discussed the tribunal many times, and eventually decided to move on but Bortus internally resents Klyden. 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. As a direct result of your thoughtless actions, you almost destroyed this entire ship and all 300 members of her crew. "[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. Bortus approaches conversations coldly and logically, often misunderstanding jokes[n 6][n 7] and rarely breaking decorum even in casual situations. First Seen After the Tribunal, things are never the same between Bortus and his mate Klyden. Affiliation [20], In July 2420, Bortus invites Klyden, Topa, Ed, Kelly, and a number of Moclans to his annual ja'loja. Relatives When Bortus was assigned to the USS Clemens, Klyden underwent a routine medical evaluation to join him. No Heterosexual Sex Allowed: Heterosexuality is a crime on Moclus. When Captain Mercer makes a social call, Bortus thinks that he is "suspected of some misdeed. Moclus "My world is different than yours," Bortus objects. Civilian Yet the trial created an emotional rift between the two. "[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. He was sensitive about Bortus' time spent away on duty, and the "neglect" he felt. The initial design process was pretty long for Bortus. Bad joke. [n 2] Occupation / Position The character of Bortus was introduced in the pilot script by April, 2016, though his lines were changed from that time until the show's premiere in September, 2017. [1] This is further illustrated by his confession that his greatest fear is to lose to a superior opponent.[19]. By June, the now eight month old Topa has matured to the equivalent of a seven year old human. Second Officer [10], Bortus offers his resignation, which Ed rejects. In a private conversation with Captain Mercer and Commander Grayson, Bortus reaffirms his love for his mate, no matter the outcome. By August of the next year, his prurient interest develops into a full-blown addiction. "Porn virus aside, I am very grateful to have you on board. Bortus joined the Orville prior to Ed assuming command. Chief of Security Alara Kitan takes Bortus boxing. A complaint made by Bortus to Claire Finn in. [n 1] According to Bortus in early 2420, the two had not had sex since the tribunal. He was originally born female, which his parents changed to male shortly after birth. During an argument, Klyden disclosed his female birth. Bortus is first attracted to Klyden's high score in the combat simulator. Malloy and Navigator John LaMarr greet Bortus with beer and the movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bortus loves his mate Klyden deeply, but their relationship grows strained after the tribunal over their child's sex drives a wedge between them… Klyden began living with Bortus aboard Union vessels years ago, but Klyden seems to vocalize his complaints only after Topa's birth. He has a fear of being overwhelmed by a stronger opponent. Cheston 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. According to Bortus as stated to Doctor Finn. The Tribunal pits Bortus against his mate. They became mates around 2413. As Klyden complains that he cannot spend his day entertaining Topa, Bortus requests that Topa be enrolled in the Orville school.[13]. With Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes. 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]. Bad yolk. Klyden was horrified by the prospect of a public trial. [14], Compared to his mate, Bortus, Klyden was more personable and outgoing. Bortus and Klyden will be a main focus of The Orville tonight, now that they have hatched their egg. He has also done several voice-over roles for franchises such as Twisted Metal, Cool Boarders, and Wolfenstein. 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. 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 attempt succeeds: "Without Rudolph's nose, Santa would not be able to complete his voyage... What was clearly a deformity became a supreme advantage. Bortus was determined not to make it easy for Klyden, though, waiting for him to make the first move. [28] In total, Macon would spend 12-to-16 hours per day, four days a week, six-to-seven months of the year in his makeup. The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Bortus "I feel Bortus does not wish to be with me," he later recalled. After the child's sex is reassigned, the couple begin to argue when they had not before. Bortus relented and removed it. Bortus' career hits a nadir in August, 2420, when he installs an unauthorized Environmental Simulator program into the Computer. "[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. Helmsman Gordon Malloy stated that Bortus in the year 2413 was in the middle of puberty. 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