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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Envall have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but they came to an agreement with the Union don't interact with the Union to stay away from Union worlds with significant atmospheric nitrogen. Apart from that detail, it's implied they and the Union are on good terms.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Envall have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but so they came to an agreement with the Union don't interact with the Union to stay away from Union worlds with significant atmospheric nitrogen. Apart from that detail, it's implied they and the Union are on good terms.


* BizarreAlienBiology: The Envall have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but they don't interact with the Union much because that isn't true of everywhere else.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Envall have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but they came to an agreement with the Union don't interact with the Union much because to stay away from Union worlds with significant atmospheric nitrogen. Apart from that isn't true of everywhere else.detail, it's implied they and the Union are on good terms.



* TheCameo: John Fleck (aka [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Silik]]) as the Krill ambassador.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
** Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (a.k.a. [[VideoGame/EmpireAtWar Grand Admiral Thrawn]]) as Captain Jackazh.
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John Fleck (aka [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Silik]]) as the Krill ambassador.



* HiddenInPlainSight: Orrin's "daughter" Leyna is in fact his weapon, since in reality she's an Envall, who have explosive blood. No one thought to investigate her until Talla noticed the needle marks on her arm.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: Orrin's "daughter" Leyna is in fact his weapon, since in reality she's an Envall, who have whose blood can be converted into a powerful explosive blood. No one thought fairly easily. She was able to investigate avoid a medical scan (which would have outed her as not human) by pretending to be traumatized by Krill scientists, until her story was blown by Talla noticed the noticing needle marks on her arm.



* NoodleIncident: We never learn what specifically the Krill did to earn Leyna's enmity.

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* NoodleIncident: We never learn what specifically the Krill did to earn Leyna's enmity.enmity, only that she has "her own reasons" for hating them.


* BittersweetEnding: The treaty is signed between the Krill and the Union, but to get it done, Gordon had to lose his old friend.

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* BittersweetEnding: The treaty is signed between the Krill and the Union, but to get it done, Gordon had to lose his old friend.friend who saved his life 20 years ago and spent most of that time as a Krill prisoner, a fate that's implied Gordon also ended up avoiding as a result.


As Ed and the Union try negotiating a lasting peace with the Krill due to the Kaylon threat, an old academy friend of Gordon's turns up alive. Putting the already tense peace in danger of breaking.

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As Ed and the Union try negotiating a lasting peace with the Krill due to the Kaylon threat, an old academy friend of Gordon's turns up alive. Putting alive, putting the already tense peace in danger of breaking.



** The Krill captain mentions Orrin holding an ultimate weapon on the shuttle he stole. Turns out the ultimate weapon isn't an object, but a person, who is an Envall.

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** The Krill captain mentions Orrin holding an ultimate weapon on the shuttle he stole. Turns out the ultimate weapon isn't an object, but a person, who is namely an Envall.



* IOweYouMyLife: Gordon outright says this to Orrin. The latter than uses this in an attempt to persuade Gordon to join him. However, when Orrin admits that he wants Gordon to take part in a SuicideAttack, Gordon points out that it sorta undoes the whole "saving my life" thing.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Gordon outright says this to Orrin. The latter than then uses this in an attempt to persuade Gordon to join him. However, when Orrin admits that he wants Gordon to take part in a SuicideAttack, Gordon points out that it sorta undoes the whole "saving my life" thing.



*** There was also a ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode, where religious fanatics use explosives in their blood to hijack the ship and attack another religious faction.

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*** There was also a ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode, episode where religious fanatics use explosives in their blood to hijack the ship and attack another religious faction.

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* TheCameo: John Fleck (aka [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Silik]]) as the Krill ambassador.


* SunkenCostFallacy: Orrin thinks the treaty is an insult to everyone who died in the war, making their deaths "meaningless", even though it could lead to fewer deaths in the future.

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* SunkenCostFallacy: SunkCostFallacy: Orrin thinks the treaty is an insult to everyone who died in the war, making their deaths "meaningless", even though it could lead to fewer deaths in the future.

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* SunkenCostFallacy: Orrin thinks the treaty is an insult to everyone who died in the war, making their deaths "meaningless", even though it could lead to fewer deaths in the future.

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* AllAccordingToPlan: Gordon shoots Talla as he and Orrin sneak off the ''Orville''. She gets back up, revealing that it was all a part of a ruse to lull Orrin into a sense of security. She does grouse, however, that Gordon could have put his blaster to a lower setting.

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* NoodleIncident: We never learn what specifically the Krill did to earn Leyna's enmity.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The episode's title refers to a well-known quote by UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

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*** There was also a ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode, where religious fanatics use explosives in their blood to hijack the ship and attack another religious faction.

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* CallBack: When the Krill point out that Orrin is responsible for the death of 1200 Krill, Ed calmly recalls the Krill being perfectly fine with wiping out a peaceful Union colony of hundreds of thousands not too long ago. The Krill deliberately fail to acknowledge that.

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* AlienBlood: Envall blood is yellow. It also reacts explosively with nitrogen, which is common on most habitable worlds.

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** Even the title of the episode itself is a clever foreshadowing. The "Blood of Patriots" refers to the explosive blood of Layna, a patriot, albeit an extremist patriot.


* AbandonShip: Gordon jumps out of the shuttle in a space suit when Orin activates the bomb.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Orin spending twenty years in a Krill prison after they killed his family has driven him to get revenge no matter the cost.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Orin would rather blow himself up than accept Gordon's offer to save his life, because the Union likely would have approved his extradition once they learned he really was responsible for blowing up several Krill destroyers, which would have been a death sentence far more terrible than going out on his own terms.

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* AbandonShip: Gordon jumps out of the shuttle in a space suit when Orin Orrin activates the bomb.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Orin Orrin spending twenty years in a Krill prison after they killed his family has driven him to get revenge no matter the cost.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Orin Orrin would rather blow himself up than accept Gordon's offer to save his life, because the Union likely would have approved his extradition once they learned he really was responsible for blowing up several Krill destroyers, which would have been a death sentence far more terrible than going out on his own terms.



* BizarreAlienBiology: The Invol have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but they don't interact with the Union much because that isn't true of everywhere else.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Orin's daughter Layna died in the Krill attack 20 years ago along with his wife. The young woman he's traveling with is really a HumanAlien whose blood can be weaponized.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Invol Envall have blood which reacts explosively with nitrogen, an element that is pretty common in the atmosphere of any species that breathe. Their atmosphere is able to negate the effect, but they don't interact with the Union much because that isn't true of everywhere else.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Orin's Orrin's daughter Layna Leyna died in the Krill attack 20 years ago along with his wife. The young woman he's traveling with is really a HumanAlien whose blood can be weaponized.



** The Krill captain mentions Orin holding an ultimate weapon on the shuttle he stole. Turns out the ultimate weapon isn't an object, but a person, who is an Invol.
** Layna does not want to be scanned when Dr. Finn approaches her after Orin crashes the shuttle, and for good reason too.
** The movie that Gordon and Layna are watching near the middle of the show, ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', foreshadows Layna as the weapon, as Charleton Heston's character in the movie exclaims the famous line "YOU BLEW IT UP!".
* GunStruggle: When Orin reveals his true plan to Gordon, a fight ensues over Gordon's blaster, which Gordon wins.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Orin's "daughter" Layna is in fact his weapon, since in reality she's an Invol, who have explosive blood. No one thought to investigate her until Talla noticed the needle marks on her arm.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Gordon downs a shot of scotch before admitting to Talla that Orin wants to steal a shuttle.
* IOweYouMyLife: Gordon outright says this to Orin. The latter than uses this in an attempt to persuade Gordon to join him. However, when Orin admits that he wants Gordon to take part in a SuicideAttack, Gordon points out that it sorta undoes the whole "saving my life" thing.
* IrrevocableOrder: Orin's bomb. Once activated, the countdown can't be stopped.
* MakeItLookLikeAStruggle: Gordon sells his supposed attempt to help Orin by stunning Talla.

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** The Krill captain mentions Orin Orrin holding an ultimate weapon on the shuttle he stole. Turns out the ultimate weapon isn't an object, but a person, who is an Invol.
Envall.
** Layna Leyna does not want to be scanned when Dr. Finn approaches her after Orin Orrin crashes the shuttle, and for good reason too.
** The movie that Gordon and Layna Leyna are watching near the middle of the show, ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', foreshadows Layna Leyna as the weapon, as Charleton Heston's character in the movie exclaims the famous line "YOU BLEW IT UP!".
* GunStruggle: When Orin Orrin reveals his true plan to Gordon, a fight ensues over Gordon's blaster, which Gordon wins.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Orin's Orrin's "daughter" Layna Leyna is in fact his weapon, since in reality she's an Invol, Envall, who have explosive blood. No one thought to investigate her until Talla noticed the needle marks on her arm.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Gordon downs a shot of scotch before admitting to Talla that Orin Orrin wants to steal a shuttle.
* IOweYouMyLife: Gordon outright says this to Orin.Orrin. The latter than uses this in an attempt to persuade Gordon to join him. However, when Orin Orrin admits that he wants Gordon to take part in a SuicideAttack, Gordon points out that it sorta undoes the whole "saving my life" thing.
* IrrevocableOrder: Orin's Orrin's bomb. Once activated, the countdown can't be stopped.
* MakeItLookLikeAStruggle: Gordon sells his supposed attempt to help Orin Orrin by stunning Talla.



* MuggingTheMonster: Played with. Layna holds a knife to Talla's throat. Talla responds by asking if she's ever met a Xelayan before, and then [[SuperStrength tosses her into the nearest wall one-handed.]] Talla looks ''completely'' unimpressed... before Claire arrives, spots the Invol blood, and points out that this woman is incredibly dangerous in her own right.
* OhCrap: Finn, when she sees Layna's yellow blood and realizes that they have seconds to prevent an explosion that could cripple or destroy the ''Orville''.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Played with. Layna Leyna holds a knife to Talla's throat. Talla responds by asking if she's ever met a Xelayan before, and then [[SuperStrength tosses her into the nearest wall one-handed.]] Talla looks ''completely'' unimpressed... before Claire arrives, spots the Invol Envall blood, and points out that this woman is incredibly dangerous in her own right.
* OhCrap: Finn, when she sees Layna's Leyna's yellow blood and realizes that they have seconds to prevent an explosion that could cripple or destroy the ''Orville''.



** After losing his wife and daughter and spending years in a Krill POWCamp, it's no surprise that Orin isn't at all sanguine about the idea of a peace treaty.
* {{Realpolitik}}: The Union and the Krill don't have an extradition treaty, but the admiralty considers handing Orin over to the Krill should he turn out to be guilty of destroying their ships if it will help the peace process.
* RedemptionRejection: Gordon tries to save Orin's life when his plot is foiled, but Orin is too far gone and opts to blow himself up rather than admit defeat.

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** After losing his wife and daughter and spending years in a Krill POWCamp, it's no surprise that Orin Orrin isn't at all sanguine about the idea of a peace treaty.
* {{Realpolitik}}: The Union and the Krill don't have an extradition treaty, but the admiralty considers handing Orin Orrin over to the Krill should he turn out to be guilty of destroying their ships if it will help the peace process.
* RedemptionRejection: Gordon tries to save Orin's Orrin's life when his plot is foiled, but Orin Orrin is too far gone and opts to blow himself up rather than admit defeat.



** Orin himself also has similarities to Tahna Los from the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Past Prologue" -- a prisoner who escapes on a small ship that our heroes rescue and who turns out to be friends with a main character, whom he then tries to manipulate into blowing something up only for said friend to stop him.
** The concept of Layna's explosive blood also harkens back to the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Basics, Part 1", where a Kazon, a recurring gang-like enemy, activates an explosive compound in his blood in order to disable the ship to allow its capture.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Layna pretends to be mute, but when she realizes her cover is about to be blown, her personality changes completely and she threatens Talla with a knife.
* SuicideAttack: Orin tries to do this with Gordon's help, since without the Krill shuttle he doesn't have a delivery system for his makeshift bombs.
* ThatManIsDead: In the end, Ed tells Gordon he's sorry about Orin's death. Gordon simply replies that the Orin he knew died a long time ago in a Krill prison.

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** Orin Orrin himself also has similarities to Tahna Los from the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Past Prologue" -- a prisoner who escapes on a small ship that our heroes rescue and who turns out to be friends with a main character, whom he then tries to manipulate into blowing something up only for said friend to stop him.
** The concept of Layna's Leyna's explosive blood also harkens back to the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Basics, Part 1", where a Kazon, a recurring gang-like enemy, activates an explosive compound in his blood in order to disable the ship to allow its capture.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Layna Leyna pretends to be mute, but when she realizes her cover is about to be blown, her personality changes completely and she threatens Talla with a knife.
* SuicideAttack: Orin Orrin tries to do this with Gordon's help, since without the Krill shuttle he doesn't have a delivery system for his makeshift bombs.
* ThatManIsDead: In the end, Ed tells Gordon he's sorry about Orin's Orrin's death. Gordon simply replies that the Orin Orrin he knew died a long time ago in a Krill prison.



* WhamShot: Layna gets a nosebleed after being thrown into the wall, and the blood is yellow.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Last we see and hear of Layna, she's been sealed in her quarters by a forcefield. The episode never explains what they did with her.
* TheWorfEffect: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] twice by Talla. When Gordon shoots her it looks like a straight example, but it was AllAccordingToPlan. Later, when Layna has a knife at her throat, Talla calmly smashes her against a wall. She even throws in some [[DeadpanSnarker snark]].

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* WhamShot: Layna Leyna gets a nosebleed after being thrown into the wall, and the blood is yellow.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Last we see and hear of Layna, Leyna, she's been sealed in her quarters by a forcefield. The episode never explains what they did with her.
* TheWorfEffect: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] twice by Talla. When Gordon shoots her it looks like a straight example, but it was AllAccordingToPlan. Later, when Layna Leyna has a knife at her throat, Talla calmly smashes her against a wall. She even throws in some [[DeadpanSnarker snark]].

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