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- Avengers: Tony Stark, Bucky, Dr. Banner, Thor, Vision—-Stucky
- X-men: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Peter Maximoff—-Cherik/Fassavoy
1: would really really love to take his boots off on duty. Would love it. He’s gotta be a damn professional though, no sock feet on the bridge but man- he would love it.
2: holds a grudge like an absolute master. You snub someone he kind of knows in your presence, and he will remember it forever. He’s not giving you interviews, or preference picking shifts, or anything more cordial than the time of day ever again. Ya blew it. I mean, the moment you apologize its water under the bridge and he’s already forgotten, but until then you’re on the shitlist. Good fucking luck.
3: He would have been a fantastic daycare teacher.
4: related to the last one: the course he taught at the academy (which btw canonically has a reputation as a ‘think or sink’ course) was the most off the wall command course that anyone’s ever taken. This week, everyone thinks they have the same tactics readings and they have to co-ordinate a ground team together, based on the recommendations of their vastly different, conflicting advice. The next week, everyone’s going to a conference about interspecies sensitivity, and everyone needs to be able to provide passable pleasantries complete with gesture and inflection in the home language of 5 federation species before he dismisses the class. The week after THAT it’s paintball, but half the team is blindfolded and the other half can’t speak.
It’s chaos. It also turned out some of the best command officers the academy’s ever produced.
5: His marital arts make everyone want to pull their hair out in frustration, but for some reason they work?? Why the fuck do they work?? (He always says “because no one sees it coming.” Spock thinks about the time that the captain rolled down a hill at several armed aliens. “I must admit this is true,” he says. No one would expect that, because it was REALLY STUPID. And yet, Kirk is still alive and mostly whole Spock doesn’t have any idea any better than the rest of the crew.)
6: He genuinely believes that every other federation vessel goes through the same crazy shit that his does. They don’t. It’s literally just the enterprise. The admiralty is divided on whether the ship is literally cursed(stranger things in space, Horatio), or if Jim Kirk just has the devil’s own luck.
7: he has been invited to the weddings of at least 3 exes. He is always flattered, and heartbroken when he can’t get leave to go in person. They were important to him, for a time, and he’s very happy to see they’re doing well. He hooks them up with the good, Federation-Grade replicators as wedding gifts, and gives lovely toasts. He also usually charms the literal pants off of at least one member of the wedding party, but that’s neither here nor there.
8: Shakespeare’s kind of been spoiled for him, because of that whole Kodos thing, which is a shame because he liked Shakespeare. One of the few paper books he owns is a copy of the collected works, and he hasn’t touched it since he confronted Kodos and his daughter.
9: no sun tolerance. Zero. He sunburns if he goes out and any sun is out for more than ten minutes. He spends three days after each shore leave anywhere remotely warm pink and peeling and it drives McCoy up the freaking wall.
10: He would die for his crew. This isn’t a head canon, but bear with me, because I’m not just talking about the bridge crew. I’m not just talking about taking a shot for Spock or McCoy, or volunteering to stay behind so Uhura or Sulu doesn’t have to. Kirk would die without a single regret for any single person on his ship. Kirk would die for random redshirt number 4 as soon as he would for Scotty. Sending letters that announce that instead, they have died for him, is the hardest part of his job. It’s the one part of the captaincy that he will never, ever let anyone else do.
James T. Kirk is not your Everyman. He’s not your own self-insert male power fantasy. He’s not your generic heterosexual protagonist who’s “too cool to care” about the rules and regulations that come with his high-risk/high-responsibility job. He’s not your depthless heroic leading man who sees women as commodities and kills his enemies without a second thought.
James T. Kirk is the embodiment of optimism for the future. He’s proof that if people could be a bit kinder, a bit softer, a bit more careful with how they treat others, that the world may one day end up churning out a man like him. He’s been through horrible, unspeakable things in his life, and he survived through it all to become the well-rounded, multi-layered, compassionate character you refuse to actually see and understand. He isn’t someone who acts on impulse due to a lack of care or regard for consequences—in fact, that couldn’t be further form the truth. When he does act on impulse, it’s because he cares too much. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and he isn’t afraid to show the ones he loves that he really is with them till the ends of the universe. That’s a promise to them that he could never break, because he is—above all else—a man of his own word.
James T. Kirk wasn’t designed to be relatable. He was designed to be inspirational.
so i started watching Star Trek right and Kirk and Spock were acting kinda gay so i searched for their ship to see if anyone else shipped them and it turns out its the first ship that started the whole shipping culture
Well, this has been interesting. What was initially intended as a moment of progressive affection has drawn comment and debate from the unlikeliest corners. What is heartening is that the vast majority of comments have never questioned the decision to include an LGBT character in Star Trek, just whether or not it should be existing characters or new ones. Those who have whined about the secret agenda of the liberal left, spreading ungodly perversions, through the evil mouthpiece of homosexual Hollywood, can go fuck themselves (apologies to serial masturbators if you find that offensive, we get so little support from the mainstream media).
The main thrust for those who aren’t keen on our LGBT Sulu, seems to come down to two things. Firstly, why Sulu? It’s a good point, I mean it could have been anybody: Kirk is a pansexual fun seeker; who knows why Bones got divorced? Nobody said Spock and Uhura were exclusive; Chekov is just permanently horny and let’s face it, there’s more to Scotty and Keenser than meets the eye. The fact is, we chose Sulu because of George, there was something sweet and poetic about it. Introducing a new gay character had its own set of problems, as I mentioned before, the sexuality of that character would have to be addressed immediately and pointedly and the new characters in Star Trek Beyond have enough on their plate, without stopping to give us the intimate details of their personal lives. We were concerned it might seem clumsy, tokenistic or worse, too little too late, raising and exasperated, “finally!” from those who’ve been waiting for representation for the last 50 years.
So why persist when George Takei wasn’t keen? The thinking behind embracing an existing character was that it felt as though it retroactively put right something that had long been wrong. By the time, we mentioned it to GT, the idea had taken shape, it felt good, interesting and worthy of thought and conversation. We were disappointed that George didn’t see it that way but, truth be told, Sulu Prime seemed to be missing a very important point. With galaxies of respect to the great man, this is not his Sulu. John Cho does not play a young George Takei, nor does he play the same character George Takei played in the original series. He is a different Sulu. This brings me to the second point of contention, Canon.
With the Kelvin timeline, we are not entirely beholden to existing canon, this is an alternate reality and, as such is full of new and alternate possibilities. “BUT WAIT!” I hear you brilliant and beautiful super Trekkies cry, “Canon tells us, Hikaru Sulu was born before the Kelvin incident, so how could his fundamental humanity be altered? Well, the explanation comes down to something very Star Treky; theoretical, quantum physics and the less than simple fact that time is not linear. Sure, we experience time as a contiguous series of cascading events but perception and reality aren’t always the same thing. Spock’s incursion from the Prime Universe created a multidimensional reality shift. The rift in space/time created an entirely new reality in all directions, top to bottom, from the Big Bang to the end of everything. As such this reality was, is and always will be subtly different from the Prime Universe. I don’t believe for one second that Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have loved the idea of an alternate reality (Mirror, Mirror anyone?). This means, and this is absolutely key, the Kelvin universe can evolve and change in ways that don’t necessarily have to follow the Prime Universe at any point in history, before or after the events of Star Trek ‘09, it can mutate and subvert, it is a playground for the new and the progressive and I know in my heart, that Gene Roddenberry would be proud of us for keeping his ideals alive. Infinite diversity in infinite combinations, this was his dream, that is our dream, it should be everybody’s.
Ultimately, if we love Star Trek, we are all on the same page, we all want Gene’s idea of a tolerant inclusive, diplomatic and loving Universe to become a reality. For those who have joined this debate in the spirit of discussion and forward momentum, it’s been a pleasure to see your reactions. For those who have seen it as an opportunity to sling abuse, or be rude and presumptuous, please take a long hard look in the mirror and remember we are discussing the personal details of a fictional spaceman. In the words of Martin Blank, who are you mad at? Because it’s not me.
I am so excited for you all to see Star Trek Beyond, whether you’re a 50 year veteran or this is your first time around. We made it with love and we made it for everyone.
“Kirk is a pansexual fun seeker; who knows why Bones got divorced? Nobody said Spock and Uhura were exclusive; Chekov is just permanently horny and let’s face it, there’s more to Scotty and Keenser than meets the eye.”
wherein Simon Pegg confirms that none of your faves are straight