I’d like to discuss Khan’s motivation for beaming to Kronos. Ill first state the facts: -Khan destroys Section 31. He explains he did this in response to his belief that Marcus had killed his entire crew after he was discovered smuggling them in the missiles he designed. -Khan beams himself to Kronos. -Marcus sends Kirk and friends to annihilate Khan with the missiles that contain Khans crew. I should note that Marcus knows the crew is inside the missiles because he states he “didn’t want to burden Kirk with knowing what was inside of them”. -Sulu sends message saying if Khan does not surrender, he is getting blown to bits with some long range, advanced torpedoes. -Khan destroys Klingons and demands to know the amount of torpedoes onboard the enterprise. He finds that the answer is 72. Thus, he surrenders. -Khan gives coordinates to USS Vengeance. Kirk calls Scotty. Scotty finds Vengeance. Soon after Vengeance heads for Enterprise. -Torpedo is opened. Carol states that in order to grasp the power of the weapon they must open the warhead, and to do so requires accessing the fuel compartment. She states that she is “rerouting the detonation processor”, and when McCoy goes to cut a wire, it activates the missile. These facts are the juicy ones, because they are the key to understanding the motivations of Khan, er, why he decided going to Kronos was a good idea. Khan had to have known going to Kronos wouldn’t guarantee his safety. He had to expect that doing so after blowing up Section 31 and the attack on Marcus himself would only fuel Marcus’ agenda, that being to start a war with the Klingons. And Khan didn’t go to Kronos with some master plan to get his crew back because he believed them to be dead. So why go? Did he want to give info to the Klingons and maybe allign with them? He had to have known his long range missiles would be used to attack Kronos, killing himself. UNLESS he thought blowing up Section 31 would result in the destruction of all of the missiles, but the film never states this, so I find that this cannot be the solution. So, if he went to Kronos knowing he would be followed, did he hope to pirate a Federation ship and hightale it out of there? If so how? Any ship sent to come after him would most certainly be using the missiles to do so, as they could not be detected by the Klingons and would allow for the safety of the ship carrying out the attack(hence, long range). The only conclusion I have come to is that this is either a plot hole, as well as a plot device, OR he wanted to tip off the Klingons before an inevitable war. It doesn’t ruin the movie for me. In fact, I really freakin enjoyed it. But this is the question that ultimately has me baffled. Thoughts?