Originally Posted by Thascales
Well I mean... so they beat him up once while they were all kids. Now they're all older and wiser. Cupcake is now just doing his job. And so is Kirk. And part of Kirk's job is to not let his personal animosity towards any crewmember dictate his actions. So he's not going to boot Cupcake off the Enterprise, or punish him in any way, just because he punched him three years ago. It would be grossly unprofessional, and not like Kirk. Well, not like the Kirk I have in my head anyway. It would be petulant and childish.
Cupcake was out of line, IMO, (although it was
amusing) when he decided to add his snide "Cupcake" comment when he escorted Kirk to the bridge. Apparently he
didn't gain much maturity.
I still like Cupcake, though, simply because it really would be funny to have him as a running gag in every movie.
I can see Kirk getting him back in a covert fashion should the opportunity present itself but not going out of his way to do so. Kirk is still a lovable, cheeky bastard from what I can tell. Calmed down quite a bit but I think he's maintained that slightly wicked streak. He's far more wild than Kirk Prime, even with the added maturity, and I can believe that he'd be prone to a few pranks or immature moments. Heck I
am at 25 and I make no apologies for any brief moments, or not so brief moments, of immaturity that might crop up here and there.
Doesn't make me any less responsible or capable, IMO. It just makes me 25.
I rather hope he stays this way. I mean, that was one helluva cocky entrance onto the bridge at the end and I LOVED it!