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For the regular universe counterpart, see James T. Kirk.
Full Name: James Tiberius Kirk
Species: Terran
Gender: Male
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Eye color: hazel
Hair color: brown
Birthplace: Riverside, Iowa, Earth
Born: M.U.22 March 2233
Affiliation: Terran Empire
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Marlena Moreau
Children: David Marcus
Occupation: Commanding officer
Assignment: CO, ISS Enterprise
Rank: Captain

In the mirror universe, James T. Kirk was a Terran officer in the Imperial Starfleet who commanded the ISS Enterprise in the 2260s. In 2267, Kirk became one of the first to crossover into the regular universe, in an event which would serve as a crossroads for the future history of the mirror universe.


Early Life

James T. Kirk was born in a farmhouse in Riverside, Iowa on Earth in 2233. (ST - Mirror Universe Trilogy novel: Dark Victory)

The early years of his life follow pretty much the same as that of his primary universe counterpart, including the move to the colony on Tarsus IV in 2246. The mirror Tarsus IV also suffered a mass famine caused by the virogen plague and Kodos also ordered the execution of 4,000 colonists. However, in this universe, 13-year-old James T. Kirk led a small gang of children to seize the food warehouses and executed Kodos. (ST - Mirror Universe Trilogy novel: Spectre)

The Road to Command

The early Starfleet career of this Kirk follows a similar course to that of the primary Universe James T. Kirk. However, in this Universe, Kirk was assigned as first officer aboard the ISS Enterprise in 2264, under the direct command of Captain Christopher Pike.

Kirk remained as first officer under Pike until 2266, when he seized upon the opportunity to kill him. Whilst out patrolling at the edge of the Empire, the ship encountered the First Federation vessel Fesarius, commanded by Commander Balok. Pike wanted to claim the vast Fesarius for himself and sent Kirk and a landing party over to acquire the vessel. They were greeted by Balok, but Kirk simply killed him and raided his laboratory for any useful technology. One piece of technology he came across was the Tantalus field, which Kirk was able to use to assassinate Pike and assume command of the Enterprise. (ST - Mirror Universe Trilogy novel: Dark Victory)

Captain of the Enterprise

Captain Kirk's command of the Enterprise was virtually unchallenged and he appointed science officer Spock, a man he perceived to be no threat, as his new first officer. Kirk's first action as captain of the Enterprise was to suppress the Gorlan uprising by completely destroying the planet Gorla. This was shortly followed by the execution of 5,000 colonists on Vega IX after they threatened to secede from the Terran Empire. (TOS episode: "Mirror, Mirror"; ST - Mirror Universe Trilogy novel: Preserver)

During a visit to the planet Exo III, Kirk destroyed the last surviving android of a society of robots which had turned on their masters and killed them. (TNG novel: The Worst of Both Worlds)

However, Kirk also had a personal security squad as bodyguards, led by Farrell. His woman in the late 2260s was Marlena Moreau, a lieutenant assigned to the sciences division (and also a skilled assassin).

In 2267 he visited the planet Halka. Halkan. The Empire had noted the Halkan homeworld's vast dilithium reserves and threatened to destroy the Halkans if they did not comply. When Kirk's landing party attempted to beam up from the Halkan homeworld, an ion storm crossed him with his parallel from this universe, beaming him right inside his duplicate's clothes in a one-in-a-million transference, which read to Winston Kyle's board as a "wobble" in the power beam of the transporter.

He found himself aboard the USS Enterprise in a different world than he knew. Spock noted it was more difficult for the barbaric mirror landing party to behave civilized than it was for the civilized crew to feign barbarity on the other side. After being imprisoned by Spock, he offered him fantastic bribes to get his command back. Spock proceeded to place the captives on the transporter, to wait for when the crew from his landing party reciprocated the action, and beamed themselves back into the places of the duplicates. (TOS episode: "Mirror, Mirror")

It was later revealed by Intendant Kira to her counterpart Kira Nerys, during a second crossover into the mirror universe in 2370, that Kirk's situation upon his return would be far different. His Spock had relieved him of command, and had Kirk's Tantalus secret and the loyalty of his woman. Kirk's duplicate had strongly encouraged them to attempt to overthrow and change the Empire's negative effects on the galaxy.

Upon relaying this information to Julian Bashir, he noted that the events leading to Kirk's overthrow was something he read at Starfleet Academy. (DS9 episode: "Crossover")

The Glass Empires Universe

Upon Kirk's return to his own universe, Spock attempted to reason with Kirk to spare the Halkans for their refusal to trade with the Empire. He made the logical arguement that annihilating the Halkan civilization would hinder the Empire's mining of the planet, only to be ignored by a vengeful Kirk. Spurred by the words of the parallel Kirk and what he'd seen in his mind meld with the parallel McCoy, Spock strangled Kirk to death in his own quarters and assumed command of the Enterprise. Kirk's corpse was disposed of with the Tantalus Field and his confederates (including Security Chief Sulu) were eliminated. (TOS novel: The Sorrows of Empire)



The Terran Empire named the capital city of Cestus III after Kirk, although the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance would change the city's name from Kirk City to Gorkon City after the fall of the Terran Republic. (VOY novel: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent)

By the 24th century, Kirk was an important historical figure, especially to Terrans, although opinions concerning him were mixed. Noonien Soong considered him an example of a military officer who deprived Terran science of valuable discoveries. However, Jean-Luc Picard held Kirk in high esteem, and in fact wondered if things would have gone better for the Terran race had Spock been assassinated instead of Kirk. Picard also wondered if Kirk's actions on Exo III might not have prevented Terrans from being conquered by androids, rather than the Alliance. (TNG novel: The Worst of Both Worlds)

An earlier novel, Dark Mirror, which featured Picard, did feature an alternate history where Kirk killed Spock.

Mirror Universe Trilogy

In this alternate reality, Kirk became Starfleet's Commander-in-Chief within five years of the transporter accident (the one in Mirror, Mirror), and five years later became Emperor Tiberius by assassinating Androvar Drake. He only reigned for a few months before being overthrown by Spock, but in that short time he became the most depraved dictator in the Terran Empire's history. He instigated a number of purges, killing many of his former officers, including Marlena Moreau. After his ousting he went to the Klingons and Cardassians and talked them into helping him reclaim the Empire. As a result humans and Vulcans became enslaved by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. In the tradition of Commander Jonathan Archer, plagued and growing obsessed with his counterpart, Tiberius increasingly despised his own over the years. Eventually calling him and all that dwell in the other universe "ghost".


In this timeline Kirk died fighting the Klingons in the Mutara sector.


Preceded by:
Christopher Pike
Commanding Officers of the Imperial Starships Enterprise
(Glass Empires)

Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Christopher Pike
Commanding Officers of the Imperial Starships Enterprise
(Dark Mirror)

Succeeded by:
Eventually Jean-Luc Picard
Preceded by:
Christopher Pike
Commanding Officers of the Imperial Starships Enterprise

Succeeded by:
Eventually Jean-Luc Picard
Monarchs of the Terran Empire
Icon of the Terran Empire Sato ISato IISato IIITiberiusSpock Icon of the Terran Empire
Commanding officers of the ships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) Archer Enterprise assignment patch.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) AprilPikeKirkZarloDeckerSpock USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) PikeSpockKirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) HarrimanSuluJohnson
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) GarrettCastillo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) PicardRikerJellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) BatesonPicardRikerData
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Forrest Emblem of the Terran Empire.
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) FranzPikeKirkSpockRileySaavik
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Picard

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James Tiberius Kirk
The mirror Kirk
Actor: William Shatner
Species: human
Gender: male
Hair: brown
Affiliation: Terran Empire, Starfleet
Stationed: ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Rank: Captain

The mirror universe version of James Tiberius Kirk served the Terran Empire as the Starfleet captain of the ISS Enterprise during the 2260s.

Kirk rose to power by assassinating Enterprise captain Christopher Pike and subsequently carrying out various brutal acts of violence against his and the Empire's enemies, like executing thousands of colonists at Vega IX. He also stole the Tantalus field, a weapon capable of vaporizing enemies from distance, which he used to help his rise to power.

During this time, Marlena Moreau, a sciences division lieutenant, was his "woman".

In 2267, mirror Kirk and his "normal" universe counterpart were swapped in a transporter accident, so unique that the duo, when rematerialized, even wore their counterparts' uniform. Spock, the Enterprise's first officer, discovered Kirk was in fact a duplicate and imprisoned him to return him to the correct universe. (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

Upon travelling to the mirror universe in 2370, Deep Space 9 personnel Kira Nerys and Julian Bashir discovered the mirror Kirk had been overthrown by the mirror Spock, who had gained control of Kirk's Tantalus field and persuaded Kirk's woman Moreau to help him change the Empire for the better. (DS9: "Crossover")


Fan continuities

Star Trek: Daedalus

Following the landing party's return from the alternate universe, Kirk chose to follow his original instructions and began the orbital bombardment of Halka, against Spock's advice and last ditch attempt to get the Halkans to negotiate. Following this, Spock and Moreau ambushed Kirk in his quarters and Spock set about murdering Kirk, then proclaiming himself the new captain of the Enterprise. (A Burning House: "A Doomsday Like Any Other")

"The Final Days" Continuity

In this continuity, Spock was forced to get rid of Kirk in self-defense because he realized Kirk intended to have him killed. ("The Final Days")

Commanding officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01): Archer
ISS Enterprise (NX-01): Forrest | Archer
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701): April | Pike | Kirk | Zarlo | Decker | Spock
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701): Pike | Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A): Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B): Harriman | Chekov | Sulu
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C): Garrett
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Picard | W. Riker | Jellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E): Bateson | Picard
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): Cross
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): E. Holliday | W. Holliday
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J): Pudlo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O): A. Riker
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-P): Obeska
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-JFAZW): Hyperriker

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