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** Another possibility that he has a bit of an inferior complex. After all, he does have TWO anti-bullying laws named after him.

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** There's also the fact that some cultures haven't fully made information about their worlds available fully. For example, Moclans told the Union that they were an all-male gendered species and specified one female every once in a while. Yet, they never revealed that they had been converting females into males after they were born. So, it seems that those that have joined the Union may have given some, but not all info, which would explain some situations like Season 1's "About A Girl" and "Cupid's Dagger".

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* At first glance, Xelayan super-strength would appear to be perfect for military purposes, but Xelayans have a cultural preference for intellectual pursuits. But the fact that Alara has to return home after spending too much time in normal gravity makes it clear that their strength is AwesomeButImpractical and the vast majority of Xelayans are actually unfit for military careers. Talla coming from a military family suggests that the ability to spend extended periods in normal gravity is a rare inherited trait. The Xelayan cultural insistence on intellectualism and looking down on military service is most likely a case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.


** Isaac's entire existence certainly qualifies. It's entirely probable that he was built in response to the Union's Kaylon offer and didn't "volunteer" [[FromACertainPointOfView as he claimed]], and his color scheme, voice and mannerisms were most likely designed to fool organics into believing that the Kaylons were all as benevolent as he appeared to be. And while he has many friends in the crew of the Orville, unless he can convince some of his people to think otherwise about organics (very unlikely) or somehow starts his own offshoot Kaylon race, he will be alone just as Primary said [[YouCantGoHomeAgain because he turned his back on them]].

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** Isaac's entire existence certainly qualifies. It's entirely probable that he was built in response to the Union's Kaylon offer and didn't "volunteer" [[FromACertainPointOfView as he claimed]], and his color scheme, voice and mannerisms were most likely designed to fool organics into believing that the Kaylons were all as benevolent as he appeared to be. And while he has many friends in the crew of the Orville, unless he can convince some of his people to think otherwise about organics (very unlikely) or somehow starts his own offshoot Kaylon race, he will be alone just as Primary said [[YouCantGoHomeAgain because he turned his back on them]].them]].
** The ease at which Isaac rips Primary's head off and then proceeds to annihilate the entire Kaylon bridge crew in a matter of seconds is both [[CatharsisFactor awesome]] and [[MookHorrorShow frightening]]. Like Data before him, if he'd ''really'' turn against the Orville then there's almost no way they'd be able to stop him. It also shows that in some earlier episodes he was clearly holding back, particularly in his arm-wrestling matches with Alara... even with her SuperStrength, he probably could have tore her arm out of its socket at any time he chose.


** Isaac's entire existence certainly qualifies. It's entirely probable that he was built in response to the Union's Kaylon offer and didn't "volunteer" [[FromACertainPointOfView as he claimed]], and his color scheme, voice and mannerisms were most likely designed to fool organics into believing that the Kaylons were all as benevolent as he appeared to be. And while he has many friends in the crew of the Orville, unless he can convince some of his people to think otherwise about organics (very unlikely) or somehow starts his own offshoot Kaylon race, he will be alone just as Primary said [YouCantGoHomeAgain because he turned his back on them]].

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** Isaac's entire existence certainly qualifies. It's entirely probable that he was built in response to the Union's Kaylon offer and didn't "volunteer" [[FromACertainPointOfView as he claimed]], and his color scheme, voice and mannerisms were most likely designed to fool organics into believing that the Kaylons were all as benevolent as he appeared to be. And while he has many friends in the crew of the Orville, unless he can convince some of his people to think otherwise about organics (very unlikely) or somehow starts his own offshoot Kaylon race, he will be alone just as Primary said [YouCantGoHomeAgain [[YouCantGoHomeAgain because he turned his back on them]].


** Given the Kaylon are described as being assembled for specific tasks, I think it's fair to assume they considered him essentially worthless now that his task had been complete, so just shut him off. If they wanted the crew of the Orville to come to their planet, presumably they'd have told Issac to ask them to take them home, rather than just deactivated him and hope for that outcome.

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** Given the Kaylon are described as being assembled for specific tasks, I think it's fair to assume they considered him essentially worthless now that his task had been complete, so just shut him off. If they wanted the crew of the Orville to come to their planet, presumably they'd have told Issac to ask them to take them home, rather than just deactivated him and hope for that outcome.outcome.
** Isaac's entire existence certainly qualifies. It's entirely probable that he was built in response to the Union's Kaylon offer and didn't "volunteer" [[FromACertainPointOfView as he claimed]], and his color scheme, voice and mannerisms were most likely designed to fool organics into believing that the Kaylons were all as benevolent as he appeared to be. And while he has many friends in the crew of the Orville, unless he can convince some of his people to think otherwise about organics (very unlikely) or somehow starts his own offshoot Kaylon race, he will be alone just as Primary said [YouCantGoHomeAgain because he turned his back on them]].


** Likewise, the attacking horde of zombie people seems to consist entirely of males. Are the females all dead, or are they all being kept as prisoners? Did the males outcompete them?

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** Likewise, the attacking horde of zombie people seems to consist entirely of males. Are the females all dead, or are they all being kept as prisoners? Did the males outcompete them?them? (Although, to be fair, this species may simply all resemble human males more than human females.)


* "Majority Rule" also gets more horror-ish when you realize that the constant surveillance and policing of the population was NOT done by a government nor enforced by it. Instead, it was done willingly by the people themselves, at all levels - from detection to enforcement to execution - and at all forms - from publicity officers to talk show hosts to officers of the law. It is a truer form of the 1984-style dystopia than any sort of actual police state even as it is also a truer form of democracy (in practice, if not in philosophy or ideology by Western standards).

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* "Majority Rule" also gets more horror-ish when you realize that the constant surveillance and policing of the population was NOT done by a government nor enforced by it. Instead, it was done willingly by the people themselves, at all levels - from detection to enforcement to execution - and at all forms - from publicity officers to talk show hosts to officers of the law. It is a truer form of the 1984-style dystopia than any sort of actual police state even as it is also a truer form of democracy (in practice, if not in philosophy or ideology by Western standards).


*** He doesn't take it well. He charges straight to the bridge for a confrontation and chews Isaac out for it, even though he later points out that, after calming down, he finds it very funny and barely an inconvenience (thanks to medical technology being so far advanced).



** Maybe not. The rest of her body was still in normal time, which from inside the bubble would have been virtually the same as non-functioning. Itís possible she lost consciousness within minutes. Still awful, but less so.

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** Maybe not. The No, the rest of her body was still in normal time, which from inside the bubble would have been virtually the same as non-functioning. Itís possible she Her perception of time, as demonstrated by her screaming, was the same as outside the accelerated effects of the time beam. She lost consciousness within minutes.seconds. Still awful, but less so.


* Another bit of Fridge Horror, same episode. Moclans want to claim that a female birth is a very rare thing that must be "corrected" immediately. Yet, in the episode, we see three examples of Moclans born with the "condition" (two forcibly corrected, one left to develop, but forced to keep her gender a secret). It's possible that it's a lot more common than anyone admits to, much like the Trill in Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine covering up the fact that fifty percent can support a symbiont, but this is hidden to give Trill that fail to qualify as hosts a publicly acceptable reason why they failed, instead of admitting to something like dormant psychological issues.

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* Another bit of Fridge Horror, same episode. Moclans want to claim that a female birth is a very rare thing that must be "corrected" immediately. Yet, in the episode, we see three examples of Moclans born with the "condition" (two forcibly corrected, one left to develop, but forced to keep her gender a secret). It's possible that it's a lot more common than anyone admits to, much like the Trill in Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine covering up the fact that fifty percent can support a symbiont, but this is hidden to give Trill that fail to qualify as hosts a publicly acceptable reason why they failed, instead of admitting to something like dormant psychological issues.being publicly outed as having whatever issue actually disqualified them.


* Another bit of Fridge Horror, same episode. Moclans want to claim that a female birth is a very rare thing that must be "corrected" immediately. Yet, in the episode, we see three examples of Moclans born with the "condition" (two forcibly corrected, one left to develop, but forced to keep her gender a secret). It's possible that it's a lot more common than anyone admits to, much like the Trill in Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine covering up the fact that fifty percent can support a symbiont, but this is hidden so that the Joined can maintain their elite status.

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* Another bit of Fridge Horror, same episode. Moclans want to claim that a female birth is a very rare thing that must be "corrected" immediately. Yet, in the episode, we see three examples of Moclans born with the "condition" (two forcibly corrected, one left to develop, but forced to keep her gender a secret). It's possible that it's a lot more common than anyone admits to, much like the Trill in Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine covering up the fact that fifty percent can support a symbiont, but this is hidden so to give Trill that the Joined can maintain their elite status. fail to qualify as hosts a publicly acceptable reason why they failed, instead of admitting to something like dormant psychological issues.


* Teleya's belief that Belloq is the hero of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is indicative of the cultural blinkers she has on. In that film, it is Belloq's arrogance and single-minded[=/=]shortsighted pursuit of the power of the Ark of the Covenant that resulted in himself and the Nazis horrifically dying, similar to how the crew of the Krill destroyer Ed and Gordon took down in "[[Recap/TheOrvilleS1E06Krill Krill]]" met their ultimate fate due to what's shown to be a one-sided interpretation of the Ankhana, the Krill holy text.
** Also a bit of fridge logic in the writing department is the fact that she probably saw the Nazis as the good guys because of the fact that they are similar to the Krill in the one regard of them trying to take resources from neighboring lands, much like how the Krill have been doing with neighboring sectors. And with a dash of fridge horror at the fact that she has no idea that the Nazis killed a lot of people due to their religious belief (as she probably wouldn't have taken the time to do research on Earth's past as it wouldn't have been an concern of hers).

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* Teleya's belief that Belloq is the hero of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is indicative of the cultural blinkers she has on. In that film, it is Belloq's arrogance and single-minded[=/=]shortsighted pursuit of the power of the Ark of the Covenant that resulted in himself and the Nazis horrifically dying, similar to how the crew of the Krill destroyer Ed and Gordon took down in "[[Recap/TheOrvilleS1E06Krill Krill]]" met their ultimate fate due to what's shown to be a one-sided interpretation of the Ankhana, the Krill holy text.
** Also a bit of fridge logic in the writing department is
but the fact is that she probably saw the Nazis as the good guys because of the fact that they are similar to the Krill in the one regard of them trying to take resources from neighboring lands, much lands (much like how the Krill have been doing with neighboring sectors. And with a dash of fridge horror at the fact that she has no idea that the Nazis killed a lot of people sectors), due to their religious belief (as she probably wouldn't have taken in their own superiority and the time to do research on Earth's past as it wouldn't have been an concern supposedly inherent inferiority of hers).everyone else.


* In ''Into The Fold'', there's a throwaway gag about the damage reports including some Ensign reporting that he spilled soy sauce on his pants. Being an EnsignNewbie, he's most likely very inexperienced, and somehow thought he was supposed to report ''personal property'' damage as well, in order to get reimbursed for cleaning or replacing his uniform.

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* In ''Into The Fold'', there's a throwaway gag about the damage reports including some Ensign reporting that he spilled soy sauce on his pants. Being an EnsignNewbie, he's most likely very inexperienced, and somehow thought he was supposed to report That ''is'' damage, albeit ''personal property'' damage as well, in order damage, that may be pertinent to get reimbursed for cleaning or replacing his uniform. the report.


* Isaac's 'petting' of Gordon. Yes, it's a moment of funny. But given that he was just told what having a pet is and how to bond with it, take a moment then to realize what he's doing. He's ACTUALLY trying to BOND with Gordon and thus, he actually is showing that he does care about his fellow officers and crew.

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* Isaac's 'petting' of Gordon. Yes, it's a moment of funny. But given that he was just told what having a pet is and how to bond with it, take a moment then to realize what he's doing. He's ACTUALLY trying ''trying to BOND bond'' with Gordon and thus, he actually is showing that he does care about his fellow officers and crew.Gordon.


* Moclas being an industrialized planet that specializes in military manufacture and military culture makes a lot of sense when you remember that Moclans are all male. Moclas is an example of historically masculine culture at its apex. Why bother about the environment when one can make weapons that make bigger explosions. Why go on a candle light dinner when a combat simulation will do. Moclas and the Moclans are the male ego turned up to eleven.

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* Moclas being an industrialized planet that specializes in military manufacture and military culture makes a lot of sense when you remember that Moclans are all male. Moclas is an example of historically toxic masculine culture at its apex. Why bother about the environment when one can make weapons that make bigger explosions. Why go on a candle light dinner when a combat simulation will do. Moclas and the Moclans are the male ego turned up to eleven.

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