Why the Kobayashi Maru academy test was a stupid test to begin with
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Join Date: Sep 2012
12-09-2012, 08:47 PM
With all that in mind, it kinda makes you wonder what Prime Kirk did/said in his initial test(s) that caused him to fail.
The Kobayashi Maru isnt a pass/fail exam. Or at least it wasn't, the test was created to test a potential officer's stresses in battle. When the only thing you can do is prepare your crew for death. Simular to the Enterprise C's end. This usually only was given to those on the operations/command path. (In TNG the Redshirts. in TOS Gold.) It might have been expanded at some point that i dont know of.
Kirk didnt fail per se, But he was determined to beat it. He never believed there was a situation where one could not work their way out. And he proved it every damned time.
Kirk never liked to lose. I'm not factoring in JJ's kirk into this because you're talking about Prime's Mindset.