James T. Kirk (AOS)
|Name:||James Tiberius Kirk|
|Relationships:|| Father George Kirk (deceased)|
Mother Winona Kirk
Brother George Samuel Kirk
|Fandom:||Star Trek Reboot|
|Other:|| played by actor Chris Pine|
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The alternate timeline version of James T. Kirk is a lead character in the Star Trek (2009) film.
His canon background differs from that of the original series' Kirk in many ways, most notably in that his father, George Kirk, died minutes after Jim's birth while saving most of the crew of the U.S.S. Kelvin, a ship George was captain of for less than 15 minutes. Growing up in his martyred father's heroic shadow turned Jim into a rebellious rule-breaker with an issue or two with authority.
Common ideas presented in Reboot fanfic
- Kirk was abused as a child. 
- Kirk is presented as dumb playboy type character.
- Kirk is a (sometimes secret) genius.
His continual attempts to flirt with Uhura in the film have led to the threesome pairing of Kirk/Spock/Uhura having some popularity. (However, Kirk/Spock/McCoy remains the more popular threesome pairing.)
Notable Kirk-centric Fanwork
- And All the King's Men by Mijan
- Atlas by Angel Baby1
- A Beautiful(ly Illogical) Mind by waldorph. semi-AU of which the first part is a fusion with Good Will Hunting.
- Listening To Hear Where You Are by Frostfire. Kirk loses a bet, so he cross-dresses. (Kirk/Spock/Uhura)
- Need by simon's flower. Uhura's POV (gen), (2009)
- "Let me be clear, when I complain about Jim Kirk not going through Tarsus IV in the reboots, it’s not just because I love angst and want Jim to suffer as much as possible.", Archived version by dykekeit on tumblr
Archives and Links
- James T. Kirk, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) tag at Archive of Our Own
- James T. Kirk, Star Trek (2009) tag at FanFiction.net
- This is the closest I have to a Star Trek icon. (Accessed August 23, 2010)