Ln X wrote:
It just doesn't make any sense, none of Kahn's actions stack up from a logical viewpoint
Did Khan's actions the other two times we saw him really make sense? He beams up Genesis, yet leaves Kirk in the cave even though he really wants to kill him. Did it make sense to send a single guard with Spock?
Much of Trek requires at least some mental gymnastics to make sense.
This was covered in dialog (someththing like this).
Khan: "Kirk. Your still alove old friend."
Kirk: "Still. old friend. Like a poor marksman you keep missing the target."
Khan: "Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral."
(beams up genesis device).
David: "They wouldn't dare take it !!!"
Kirk: "Khan. You have Genesis, but you don't have me. You were going to kill ME khan. You're going to have to come down here. Your going to HAVE to COME DOWN HERE !!!"
Khan: "I've done far worse that kill you. I've hurt you. I shall leave you as you left me. As you left her. Marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive, buried alive."
Kirk: "KHAAAAAAAAAANNNN !!!!!"
(Cut to khan relishing in Kirk's scream and defeat.)
Khan's thinking and reasoning is explained without the need for any mental gynmnastics.