The model Starfleet Captain.

James Tiberius Kirk was not a man to be reckoned with. Kirk never backed down from a fight, and if he was losing a game, he would just change the rules. In defiance to losing, Kirk blew up his own ship, the U.S.S. Enterprise just to kill a pack of angry Klingons.

See Also: The Kobayashi Maru

Kirk First appeared in Where No Man has gone before.
Kirk Died in Star Trek VII Star Trek: Generations

James Tiberius Kirk captained the Classic Star Trek Enterprise. Like James Bond and the popular image of President JFK, Kirk evoked the 1960s character-type of the sophisticated everyman who became superhuman in a crisis, out-thinking computers and out-maneuvering gods. Each episode, Kirk's evolving thoughts played out the tensions of the 1960s: he would begin an episode with 1950s militarism and end it advocating a 1960s search for peace.

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