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Old August 11 2013, 03:48 PM   #25
Franklin
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Re: Kirk's Character Arc: Spoiled in Second Movie

TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
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STID will forever make this Kirk different from Kirk Prime. Kirk Prime was 53 (TWOK) before he learned you can't cheat death (aka there are no-win scenarios). Comparatively, Kirk learned this before he was 30 and in a far more intimate way (his own death, not Spock's).
Except in both cases, he DID cheat death: Spock Prime, and literally, himself.
In the end, yes. But neither could've known they're deaths would be only temporary, so they're sacrifices were genuine. The difference would also be that Kirk knows there's no way he can credit his revival to his own ingenuity. It was pure good fortune. He knows he's not invulnerable.
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