With a birthday falling between March 21 and April 21, Aries will find their “Orville” kin in the indomitable Captain Ed Mercer, one of the most gifted captains in the Planetary Union. Highly intelligent, Ed stood out at the academy for his high scores and was considered a gifted officer until personal issues derailed his career. Those born under the sign of Aries have some of the most adventurous spirits in the zodiac, which draws Ed to space exploration.
Like his fellow Aries spirits, Ed isn’t afraid to take on a challenge, whether it’s undergoing officer training at Union Point, dealing with the Kaylon conflict, or dealing with his deceitful ex Teleya. . Armed with his Navidian micro-silk, good bourbon and a strong crew, Ed can accomplish anything he sets his mind to.
In relationships, Aries’ fiery heart can be vulnerable to jealousy, which Ed experiences after learning that Kelly cheated on him with a blue-skinned Retepsian named Darulio, whose intense pheromones make him utterly irresistible. Unfortunately for the couple, Ed’s stubbornness leads him to shut her out altogether rather than take the time to realize it wasn’t really his fault.
Being a naturally optimistic Aries, Ed keeps a Kermit the Frog toy on his desk. He tells Bortus that he admires the Muppet because he “keeps his cool in a crisis” and “admires the greatness in people”. A natural leader himself, Ed manages to remain a friend to his teammates without compromising his leadership, which few starship captains have been able to navigate.