"Hey, Ed, nice to meet you. I'm Justin."
"How are ya?"
"Oh, great, super, always. Oh, it's such a treat to meet one of Gordon's friends.
" ― Justin and Ed Mercer[source]
Justin (credited as The Ogre) is an ogre hologram created by Gordon Malloy. His program is stored in the environmental simulators in Planetary Union Central on Earth.

Justin the Ogre is portrayed by Patrick Cox.

History Edit

In September, 2419, Justin battles Gordon in a samurai village, carrying an ax and clad in fantasy-esque armor. Malloy explains to Ed Mercer that Justin is a "badass fighter" with a "really neat personality."

Justin politely introduces himself to Ed and is thrilled with Ed and Gordon's promotions. Gordon tricks Justin into letting down his guard by telling him that he has a ladybug on his foot, and then promptly beheads him.

Production Edit

In the original pilot script, Justin is an orc rather than an ogre, and Malloy programmed Justin to be a practicing Christian, but both characteristics were changed prior to shooting.[1]

To create Justin, Howard Berger, then head of the make-up department, cast a mold of Patrick Cox's head. It took three hours to transition Cox into his character, with prosthetic pieces fitted, make-up applied, and 40 pounds of armor added last. Justin's armor was really an assemblage of pieces from other suits of armor from the television show Vikings and the movie 300.[2]


References Edit

  1. MacFarlane, Seth. Orville 1x01 - PilotFox Broadcasting Co.
  2. Beifuss, John. "Seth MacFarlane's 'The Orville' has Memphis ogre". USA Today. Sept. 27, 2017.