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|Gender:||Male w. Female Ovri Biology|
Corrected at hands of the Savi. Identifies as Male.
The fifth colonized planet of the Ovri
|Height:||5ft 7in / 1.7m|
|Weight:||149lbs / 68kg|
|Eye color:||Dark Brown|
|Played by:||Ash Sroka (voice)|
Works of Fiction
2365-2375: Dejino Medical Guild
2376-2380: Starfleet Academy
2380-2381: Ens, Nurse, USS Harbinger
2381-Pres: Ens, Head Nurse, USS Theurgy
Ensign Vinata Vojona was a registered nurse who served aboard the USS Harbinger before transferring to the USS Theurgy in 2381, where he would eventually become the Head Nurse. He was the brother of Hylota Vojona, who served as the Head Nurse aboard theTheurgy prior to her departure in March of 2381. Being of the Ovri species, he appeared female to most other races, which was a defect that the Savi biologically corrected aboard the Versant when he was abducted - becoming fully female in the traditional view of most species.
Vinata was born into a clutch of four children on Dejino. Dejino was a planet similar to Earth. It wasn't as humid as the origin planet of his people and it was the planet that had been the reason for his people's push for genetic advancement through science. This fact was something that was made known to every hatchling on Dejino from a young age, how they were lucky to be able to live there because of the hard work and sacrifices made for sake of colonisation.
While the Ovri on Dejino like other colonies mastered skills in technology, art, combat, and many other fields, their primary focus was in the medical fields of study. To ensure that this valuable fields was excelled at, the children of all clutches would be encouraged to compete with each other at young ages, offering rewards to the most well-performing child. Vinata was not that child, he was ranked third, just below his twin sister - Hylota Vojona - who placed second. Considered middle children of the clutch, with "just" decent futures, they were both enrolled in basic schooling and sent to the same school. The Ovri people placed a great deal of emphasis on doing their best on any task they sought to accomplish, be it big or small, and the two siblings were already considered failures.
This defeat weighed heavy on Hylota's shoulders, while Vinata was not as drastically impacted. In not having the same same competitive drive as his twin, and able to tell that his sister wanted to be the best, he was not about to get in her way. For Vinata, the middle rank was not bad. He was quite satisfied coming in second or third against his sister. He never felt that he was in the same league as her anyways. While Hylota adapted and learned well enough, and because of his attitude, Vinata had to work hard every day to get close to Hylota's level. However, while Hylota pushed to excel, Vinata got to know his classmates and made friends more easily.
As they advanced in their studies, things began to get more and more difficult for Vinata. Meanwhile, being young and foolish, Hylota tried to improve Ovri regeneration of small wounds - a mostly neglected field of study that was more complex for Ovri than it seemed. This pursuit led to a self inflicted wound to her arm in an attempt to make herself the proof of concept for her project, this did not work as planned and resulted in the loss of an arm. This loss had opened Hylota's eyes to the risks of her pursuits and the pitfalls of blind actions and Hylota swore off such dangerous projects. As she was recovering, her arm slowly growing back, Vinata remained with her and kept her company. It was a bonding moment, and as the incident fell behind them, Hylota began to assist Vinata in his studies and encouraged Vinata to do better than just average.
From then on, Vinata and Hylota were tied together on the same course. Both entered the medical field and pushed through their classes, always being towards the front of the curve thanks to Hylota. When they reached the end of their basic medical courses in the Dejino Medical Guild, they were approached by the elders of their planet. With the recent contact and admission into the Federation, their people were eager to prove their worth, so they were gathering the best from the scientific fields and they were organizing to send them to Earth to join Starfleet Academy. They figured the Dejino children - who had come to rank highest in their class - would be able to give a good first impression of their race to the Federation, while they would keep the finest of Ovri scholars in other schools to further the progress of their species. A little uneasy about this, Vinata was only convinced to go when Hylota took the assignment and he was taken along for the adventure of a lifetime.
As the touted "exemplars" of the Ovri made the exodus to Earth, the two spent their time learning everything they could about their new home and the races they would meet. Mostly, it was Hylota learning, and Vinata lagging along behind her progress as usual. As they arrived to Earth, they were quick to start their classes. As Hylota hit a hurdle with the new medicine and information, Vinata took it like hitting a wall. He could not get past the drastic change in medical focus, so much understanding of small wound treatment that would usually be sterilized and allowed to be amputated for an Ovri was no longer an option. With his own prior schooling hindering Vinata, it seemed that no matter how much he worked, he could not ever seem to catch up to the rest of the classes. However, when things got hard, Hylota was there to help and slowly, but surely he began to catch up to the rest of the class. At the fourth year, they both graduated the Academy as Ensigns.
First Posting: The USS Harbinger
With the improvement that they showed, Hylota was offered a special opportunity aboard a Starfleet ship, and with some insistence, Vinata got the same commissioning. The two were to serve on the USS Harbinger. For a few months, they served under Chief Medical Officer Dylan McVaresh, and adjusted to life on a spaceship. In November of 2381, the Harbinger was sent out on its mission to go after the USS Theurgy.
As things began to unfold, with Captain Declan Vasser learning about the threat of the Infested from the one they captured aboard - Ensign Sonja Vinata - Vintata was trying to find out what was going on. As the true nature of Starfleet was uncovered, the two siblings found out that the Harbinger and its crew had been branded traitors - just like the Theurgy. In the battles that followed, Doctor Dylan McVaresh died, and they came to serve under Doctor Amelya Duv. The two Ovri knew that when the news got back to their people, the Ovri elders would not understand. It would be reasonable to assume that unless Vinata and Hylota survived to make it back, the report from Starfleet Command would be the only held opinion, and they would declared outcasts. This, until they could explain themselves. Nonetheless, they were not fools, and understood why they had to stay instead of abandon ship - they were tied to the fate of the two allied ships and the truth they protected.
After the Theurgy and the Harbinger faced the hunter-ship from the future - the USS Calamity, the two Captains agreed to hide on Theta Eridani IV, and the two starships landed in a valley for acute repairs. During the week spent on the planet, Vinata became familiar with the medical staff of the Theurgy, and he started to find his place among both crews. Just like Hylota, he had been chosen for the team working at the modular Triage centre that the two ships established in the valley. He had been stationed apart from Hylota since he had a better bedside manner and he was considered a better choice for being sent to work with the injured crew. During the caregiving, things were going well for Vinata, but then the Calamity found them, fired against the two ships from orbit, and deployed its Reavers.
Vinata was caught going between stations. While he was running, trying to save some of the critical medical supplies, things took a terrible turn as he was almost hit in the crossfire. Panicking, he made a bad choice when taking cover, and was hit by hot, volcanic gas erupting from the planet. He lost consciousness. The immense heat had done terrible things to his body, and he fell to the ground and became covered by the falling wreckage of the Triage Centre. If not for his combadge, Vinata would have died, but he was able to be beamed up and stabilized in the Harbinger's sickbay. Due to the nature of the genetic modification the Ovri underwent prior to hatching, it allowed them to survive on dryer planets, so Vinata's body had tried to survive the immense heat by slowing the rate water would be removed from the body. In the hours following his rescue, things were rather touch and go, but eventually he stabilized and was put through a hydration program. Once his readings looked good enough, he was put into a stasis pod for later transfer to the Theurgy, which had the better medical technology and would make his treatment easier.
Aboard the Theurgy
Two days after leaving Theta Eridani IV, the Harbinger and the Theurgy met up again and remained hidden in a nebula in order to regroup, the sensor-dampeing nature of the nebula believed to keep the Calamity from finding them. On this day, Vinata was awakened from stasis, undergoing regenerative treatments into late at night. He was briefly conscious and spoke with Hylota alone, but then rested. Taking the opportunity to do so, one of the civilians aboard - Rihen Neyah - arranged a Festival of the Moon upon one of the Theurgy´s holodecks in order to let the two harried crews have one last "shore-leave". Hylota attended this briefly, but Vinata was in no shape for it.
Unbeknownst to the crews of the both the Theurgy and the Harbinger, the Harbinger´s First Officer - Commander T'Rena - had convinced Captain Vasser that resisting the enemy that had taken over Starfleet was futile. Deciding to hijack the Theurgy and take the crews of both ships into unknown space, to avoid the pending war, T'Rena used her Vulcan touch-telepathy to brainwash key members of both crews to come around to her way of thinking. At noon the day after the festival, Captain Vasser sprang a mutiny against Captain Ives, overtaking the Theurgy, deactivating Thea, throwing Ives and First Officer Edena Rez into the Brig, and began killing people who opposed him.
Vinata Vojona was in the Recovery Ward in Main Sickbay when the hostile takeover began. Four mutineers seized control, led by a brainwashed Cir'Cie, them searching for Sarresh Morali because of his unique abilities and the import he held for the mission. Cir'Cie left the ward, but two mutineers remained, and one of them thought Vinata was a woman. He bent Vinata over a biobed, and when Nurse Maal tried to dissuade him, the mutineer forced Maal to stand on the other side of the biobed to keep an eye on him. Playing with poor Vinata, the mutineer forced Vinata to perform oral sex upon Maal while holding them both at gunpoint. Then, the mutineer sodomized Vinata, humiliating him in front of the rest of the Recovery Ward. When the chance came and the mutineer was distracted, Vinata broke free and shot his rapist twelve times. Fortunately for both the setting was on stun.
Those loyal to Captain Ives had nearly managed to secure the Theurgy when the Calamity intercepted them. A great battle was fought both aboard the Theurgy as well as against the Calamity, but in the end, Captain Ives prevailed thanks to the people still loyal to him, and the Calamity was destroyed when ThanIda zh'Wann, Amelya Duv, and Chris Slayton piloted the evacuated Harbinger on a collision course with the Calamity, destroying both ships. The three on the Harbinger escaped via an escape pod before impact. During the fighting, both Captain Vasser and Commander T'Rena were killed as well as many Starfleet officers and crew, both brainwashed and still loyal to Ives. Vinata was shaken by his experience, and more so when he was in the same room of another firefight, taking place in the CMO office. The Harbinger´s brainwashed Squadron Commanding Officer - Phantom - was killed in the crossfire, and Vinata ended up pinned below his bleeding body. It was one more traumatic event he had to endure, and it gave him a mild case of claustrophobia.
Recovery & Starbase 84
During the week between the battle against the Calamity and the Battle of Starbase 84, Vinata gradually recovered. During this week, he met Rihen Neyah, the same Risian that had hosted the shoreleave on the holodeck, and she helped Vinata's mental recovery. She also helped him accept how different he was, looking female to the crew even though he was male. Neyah's open and warm nature helped mend a lot of mental scarring, and they met regularly. Neyah used her body to restore Vinata's confidence in himself after the event in the Recovery Ward, and always on Vinata's terms. During this week, and his return to duty, he was confident enough in himself to enjoy himself with Doctor Lucan cin Nicander, the CMO of the Theurgy, and unbeknownst to him, an Infested.
The crew of the Theurgy was preparing to undertake a daring mission to Starbase 84. Situated at the edge of Romulan space, the station was fitted with a 'whistleblower' system - a wartime device capable of broadcasting an unstoppable signal alerting the Federation to an imminent Romulan invasion. Ives planned to use the system to send a message detailing the truth of Starfleet Command. Outside the starbase, Task Force Archeron arrived in full force, and Ives gave the order to call for aid from the Asurian fleet, which had been cloaked yet present during the battle - a hidden ally made with the help from Dyan Cardamone. The Asurians gave the Theurgy time to sent the Simulcast, and to have all fighters dock with the Theurgy. Unfortunately, the sacrifice of the Asurians was in vain, since Edena Rez' former host - Jona Rez - had tampered with the Simulcast, sending out a false recording of Ives threatening the Federation rather than warning them of the parasitic threat in Starfleet's ranks. The mission failed, but with the help of Vivian Martin and F'Rell, the Theurgy could escape the sector.
During the battle, Vinata treated the injured crew in Sickbay. At the end of the battle, the Deltan Engineer Nolak Kalmil had suffered radiation poisoning, and Vinata treated the man with iodine inoculations in one of the decontamination chambers in Main Sickbay. One thing led to another, and the two ended up having sex in the chamber. Nolak recovered, and Vinata resumed his duties after the battle. He also learned that his sister - Hylota - had an egg during the battle, and helped in her recovery. Maal, as previously known, was the father.
The Azure Nebula
After the Battle of Starbase 84, the Theurgy escaped into the Azure Nebula, undergoing repairs for three days. The Devoted of Morali grew more aggressive, and tried to take over the ship on the second day. Both Rihen Neyah and Nolak Kalmil were victims of this event, both being dear to Vinata. They were repairing the hull when they were caught in a sirilium gas detonation caused by the Devoted. Rihen ended up in stasis, and Nolak Kalmil died. Vinata sought comfort in Doctor Nicander, however, and began to wish for a deeper relationship with the Câroon, not knowing Nicander's true nature. During this time, Vinata's former superior officer, Amelya Duv, was comatose after the joining to the Rez symbiot - the outcome of the joining uncertain. Despite the loss of Rihen Neyah and Nolak Kalmil, and in thanks to Doctor Nicander, Vinata was in a good mental place... until the Asurians found the Theurgy.
They sought vengeance for the defeat at Starbase 84, and they weren't alone, since they had brought reinforcements in the form of a dreadnought never seen before in the Alpha Quadrant - an advanced ship that belonged to the mysterious Savi. During the fighting, Vinata learned the truth about Nicander just before the Ovri and his sister were abducted - beamed out of the Theurgy and rendered unconscious. Later that day, Vinata briefly came to in a Savi lab, where he was due to undergo gender correction, overseen by a Savi named Sclergyn qi Versant. Dosed by anesthetics before the Correction began, Vinata succumbed to unconsciousness once more.
Two days later, Vinata awoke in a dark room. A Savi observation pen. An inoculation cannon folded out of the ceiling, shooting Vinata and another person in the room. The other person was Hi'Jak, a Science Officer from the Theurgy who was not only missing the Klingon ridges on his forehead, but an arm and an eye. They were both inoculated with strong aphrodisiacs, and the purpose was for the Savi to determine if Vinata's gender correction was successful, monitoring how Vinata's female genitals performed during coitus. High on drugs, the two specimens in the observation pen preformed within the bonds of the experiment until they fell unconscious.
When Vinata came to next, both he and his sister Hylota were in a starship shuttlebay, and they were informed by a Savi voice that they were to don uniforms and await memory wipe and release from the Savi ship. They two Ovri dressed and headed to sickbay together - Hylota more angry than Vinata - and bid their time in the holographic starship Enterprise-E until Commander Nerina - introducing herself as the former First Officer of the Theurgy - picked them up for the joint effort to escape the simulation. The Ovri and all the other abductees took up arms and entered Main Engineering, firing upon the warp core until the simulation was ended in the detonation. They were all in a Savi observation pen the next moment, told by the Voice of the Savi that they were to be Recycled...
...but when they were beamed out, they instead ended up in a hideout. Their host, Blue Tiran was an abductee that has survived on her own aboard the Savi ship, and she was working with the Voice to overthrow the Scion Admiral of the ship.
The next morning, after sleeping in the same storage room, both the Ovri undertook the mission to recover Hylota's egg from the Savi. They got help from Commander Nerina, Khorin Douglas, K'Ren and a couple of NCOs, and they successfully recovered the egg from Sclergyn qi Versant. Hylota spared the Savi's life, letting her leave the lab. Soon after, the group encountered a Scion, and Nerina was killed in action. There was nothing Vinata could do to help the woman, to his great regret.
After hearing a strange speech by the Voice, all the abductees were transported to the Savi ship's bridge. While the Antecendent Savi loyal to the Voice meant the abductees no harm anymore, they were reluctant to take them back to the Theurgy. Thea took an initiative of her own, and seized command of the ship for Captain Ives. Vinata helped treat the injured during the tumultuous time defending the bridge, until the moment when they could finally transport aboard the Theurgy during the Battle of the Apertures. Vinata transported himself and the dying counselor from the Endeavour - R'Rori - to Main Sickbay, while Hylota ran to safety with her egg.
That same evening, when the Theurgy was safe and heading for Aldea, Vinata said goodbye to his sister Hylota.
She had made the decision to depart the Theurgy with her egg and return home to Dejino, and while Hylota was surprised that her brother had made the decision to remain on the Theurgy and not return home with her, she wished him well.
Aldea Prime Anthology
V-Nine, a Savi medical android that had joined the crew, released a communication to the abductees of the Versant, offering to revert the species/gender mutations of those who suffered at the hands of the Savi. Vinata almost immediately replied to the android with a definite “Yes, absolutely, yes!”.
Soon after that, Vinata braved a counselling session with Lieutenant Rhys Williams in order to process some of the grief he had experienced. In conclusion - Vinata made a decision to pay visit to and confront Dr. Lucan Nicander. It took another week before he managed to do so. A heartfelt discussion took place between the two - past transgressions forgiven and Vinata feeling much more at peace - ready to move on from the dark history between them. The meeting went well - Vinata able to process a forgiveness towards Nicander - much to his surprise. Nicander also helped Vinata explore the implications of not undergoing gender-reassignment by V-Nine and remaining biologically female. Vinata wanted desperately to be close to Nicander again, but with the Doctor being an Infested - albeit severed from the collective consciousness and having retained his sanity - Vinata did not dare to take that step in fear of what it might look like in the eyes of the crew if the word got out.
Given the rarity of his species, Vinata opted against ever visiting Aldea itself, since he feared that the sight of him might compromise the Theurgy. Instead, he spent his time aboard the Theurgy and the Aldea Prime Shipyards, since the latter was only frequented by personnel with the right kind of security clearance. He served under Doctors Kobol, Rez and T'Panu, and reported to Head Nurse Jovela - whom had taken the position when Hylota left the Theurgy.
Gradually, the time of peace and repairs in the Epsilon Mynos Systen soothed the Ovri nurse's trauma from the past few months, and while he had told V-Nine that he was interested in being restored to his original biology at first... he was having second thoughts and postponed the surgery perpetually. He couldn't quite tell what was keeping him from going through with it, beyond the unease of undergoing a procedure like the one he had on the Versant, but he supposed the manner in which the crew still treated him like a woman was affecting him. It made him feel seen and accepted, avoiding the confusion that always followed when he insisted on being treated as a male... and did he really want to be treated as a male to begin with?
It was a confusing time for Vinata, since while he didn't feel "whole" any more, missing a part of him as he did, that feeling was contested by the ease of which he now fit into the gender roles of all other species serving on the ship. Question was, did he really want to deny who he really was - whom he had known himself to be for his whole life - just because it was easier for others to understand his biology? The Savi had Corrected his gender since they had found it an anomaly, just like they had made Hylota assume a fully male biology, but whom were they - or the Starfleet officers Vinata surrounded himself with - to claim something was wrong with him?
The question was a pointed one, but Vinata also knew that his biology didn't dictate who he was either. He was still himself, proud of being the only Ovri remaining aboard, and deciding to continue to serve on the Theurgy even when his sister had to leave. He didn't have to rely on Hylota any more, and he believed that the mission o the Theurgy was too important to abandon.
Apearences: Season 2
Episode 01 - Advent of War
SD 57649.11 – 16 of April, 2381 (Day 01 - 1115 Hours): Sickbay Recovery and Reaction - Vinata provided rehabilitation care to Hi'Jak in the rehabilitation gym - reaction following to the events of Prologue: Palais de la Concorde the bombing in Paris, France.
SD 57650.39 – 16 of April, 2381 (Day 01 - 2202 Hours): Once it's Gone (Vinata NPC'd) - Vinata provided care to LtCdr Fisher after the injuries he sustained in the Spearhead Lounge bombing. He recruited LtCmdr Rutherford to assist in recovery care, while playing 'match-maker' of sorts before continuing about his duties in the Battle Sickbay.
SD 57650.41 – 16 of April, 2381 (Day 01 - 2210 Hours): Incipient Sabotage (Reply) - Vinata tended to the wounded from the Sperahead Lounge bombing in the Battle Sickbay of Deck 07. He received an emergency transport of a severely injured LtJG Jovela. Vinata was unable to stabilize Jovela and made the hard decision to withdraw care due to the ethics of futility.
SD 57650.61 – 17 of April, 2381 (Day 02 - 0005 Hours): QongDaqDaqQotbe' tlhInganpu'. <Klingons do not lie in bed.> - One of the Klingon patients in the Battle Sickbay on Deck 07 became delirious and wounded themselves further. Vinata contacted the Main Sickbay and assisted Dr. Foster in emergency surgery to save the Klingon's life.
SD 57651.25 – 17 of April, 2381 (Day 02 - 0610 Hours): Carrying The Torch - Vinata was requested to meet with Doctor Tyre in his office - he visited on his way off duty after a long nights work treating and mending victims/patients of the Spearhead Lounge bombing. In this meeting, Doctor Tyre promoted Vinata to Head Nurse of the Theurgy.
SD 57651.29 – 17 of April, 2381 (Day 02 - 0635 Hours): An Impromptu Visitation - Vinata visted Dr. Lucan Nicander in need to releasing news of the prior nights events (although in a limited fashion). Nicander was made aware of Vinata's promotion to Head Nurse but also the death of Nurse Jovela. Emotions were high and the two engaged in a moment of intimacy with one another.
SD 57651.86 – 17 of April, 2381 (Day 02 - 1200 Hours): The Klingon Admirer - After having finished assisting in a follow up surgery, on a Klingon treated post-Spearhead lounge bombing, Head Nurse Vojona and Dr. Kate Foster shared a lunch date to help further development of their friendship. It was quickly interrupted by a Klingon warrior, whom Vinata had been acquainted with years prior - an interruption which was not the most welcome.
SD 57654.16 – 18 of April, 2381 (Day 03 - 1000 Hours): Revealing the Repugnant - Vinata headed to Holodecks 1 & 2 with Dr. Kate Foster in order to assist in manual scans to look for any imposters which may have link to the bombing event on Theurgy.
SD 57654.62 – 18 of April, 2381 (Day 03 - 1425 Hours): Triage and Tactics - Sickbay came under invasion by House Mo'Kai forces. Vinata and a band of medical staff / patients fought for their lives during The Battle of the Houses.
SD 57655.11 – 18 of April, 2381 (Day 03 - 1901 Hours): Bandaging bruised battered bastards - Vinata along with other members of the Theurgy medical team tended to a number of recovering patients in the Therugy's recovery ward. Vinata specifically saw to Petty Officer Kino Jeen as she awoke from both a trauma and trill symbiote joining procedure.
Vinata was a free spirit, liking art and works of fiction, and he took up fantasy writing when he was younger before moving on to becoming a medical worker. He was much more social than his sister Hylota and quite enjoyed dancing and keeping up to date on current events. He took great interest in seascapes painted by all the different species, seeing how they compare. Since life originated in the water, he wanted to see how others would depict the sea.
During the years of the Academy, he was quite flirtatious with both genders though in most cases it was harmless and he didn't always intend to follow through. If there was mutual interest however he wouldn't hold back. While attracted to both genders, he grew fascinated by the males of almost every other race since he is male, and his body would be considered female to almost any other race. Over time, however, as he had the body of what was commonly perceived as a female to other races, he grew less comfortable around females of other races, and by extensions, also males who mistook him for a woman. This hindered him in his earlier years, but as of April of 2381, when he was serving aboard the Theurgy, he had became comfortable in most situations and was something of a social butterfly. He liked to get to know people and hear their stories since he felt it enriched both him and the person he's speaking with. Moreover, he thought it would make him a better medical officer, since he would rather be the kind nurse everyone knew instead of the solitary doctor.
After the trauma he'd suffered, Vinata wouldn't let it dictate who he was. He had fallen back to a core belief of the Ovri, which resonated with him. It said that you were either a victim of your life, or you're empowered by it. Even what the Savi had done to him and served to grant him a better understanding of himself. He had become an optimist and always tried to see a bright side to things. He was healing in the way a limb of an Ovri might, regenerating, and being just as strong as prior to his trauma.
Vinata was an Ovri male, distinct for a more effeminate figure among other races. Ovri were warm-blooded, but their bodies generally lacked the ability to retain heat very well. His skin was smooth and soft, warm with slightly scaly texture, colour with a base of a bright vibrant blue with spots of vivid red all over his body. His knees, elbows, and other joints were slightly harder and more scaly than other points of his body. Like his sister, he had a pentagon on his scalp with a basic mortar and pastel inside it, stained onto his skin in white. He had large, dark eyes, with two eyelids covering each eye. One gives them a milky coloring but allowed sight, the other was a more solid lid that covered his eyes like human eyelids. The eyes of Ovri were very sensitive and detected things slightly beyond the standard visible spectrum into the ultraviolet.
Ovri didn't have ears in the traditional sense. Instead, where ears should have been, he had tympanum - a sound-sensitive membrane. He had four fingers on each hand, with webbing going halfway up the digit, except for his pointer finger on his right hand. There, the webbing had been removed to allow the pointer finger a wider range of motion, a common practice among Ovri medical personnel. All of his joints were quite flexible and he could bend more easily than an average human. Vinata's fingertips were larger than a human's and made for getting a better grip on a wider range of surfaces. His legs were digitigrade, and his feet were fully webbed with a similar setup to his hands.
Like all Ovri males, Vinata had a feminine build, his shoulders narrow and his waist thin. He has a round derriere and wide hips. He also had an ample chest for an Ovri male, the fatty tissue stored there being a means of their anatomical set-up to stay hydrated even when not having access to water. The anatomical requirements for males, through hormonal deficiencies to conserve moisture, caused males to be more prone to be dehydrated than females. To counter this, they carried the equivalent of the humps of a camel on Earth, and remained hydrated even when not having constant access to water. The function - which differed from that of mammals - was evident by the lack of mammary glands, since Ovri did not nurse their young. Even after the Ovri began space exploration and colonised worlds that were more plentiful than their home world, and males tended to have full access of food and water to replenish the fatty tissue of their breasts, their size remained a sign of vibrant health in Ovri culture.
Having fully internalized genitalia - like Andorians and Savi - his penis was of a longer length than an average human's, but shaped differently with a more tapered appearance, starting out thick and then growing narrow at the tip. It emerged covered in a natural lubricant and had a pinkish color. Due to the correctional surgery that Vinata endured under the hands of the Savi aboard the Versant in March of 2381, he had a female reproductive system and genitalia instead - identical to that of any Ovri female. His vagina appeared flat and smooth until aroused, when it got increased blood flow and swelled up - parting the lips. As of April 2381, Vinata had yet to undergo the surgery that V-Nine offered all abductees from the Versant, but he would likely do so eventually.
Ovri males could produce a sweet-smelling substance, equating to that of a perfume. It contained minimal amounts of pheromones, unlike a female, he did not have a concentration of these pheromones created in his mouth as he did not have the same glands as females did. Yet after what the Savi did to him aboard the Versant, Vinata produced pheromones like that of a female Ovri - the effect being far more potent. Like all Ovri, Vinata had no teeth, but had a band of hard cartilage where teeth would be. When eating, he pushed the band out from his gums, revealing the sharp band that was used for grinding up edibles. His tongue was also different from that of mammal humanoids, as it had a long-range of reach - even able to lick his own eye with it if he wanted to.
Vinata wore a standard Starfleet uniform with a special internal lining to keep him warmer, since his species did not hold onto heat very well. Normally, he wore his uniform or casual Terran clothes, but he owned two of his outfits from his homeworld. One was a looser garment, worn like a toga that was bright red. The other was a traditional male outfit consisting of a thin silky tunic that has a long piece of cloth wrapped around his waist, breasts and then thrown over his shoulders in a way that covered his body and flowed loosely. It was made to draw attention to him and his coloring when he danced.