In both films nuKirk has been shown to be: *Better than everyone else. *A man of action (act first, ask later). *Prone to mistake due to lapses in judgment caused by ego and hubris. All three of those define ShatKirk. The only difference is nuKirk's immaturity. He's younger and never had a father figure. He was also thrust from Hicksville townie to Starship commander rather rapidly. The reason why this part of both films' themes is because it's an on-going character arc. What's the problem?