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| Caption = [[Doctor]] Marcus in [[2285]]
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| Caption = [[Doctor]] '''Marcus''' in [[2285]].
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| Name = David Marcus
 
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[[Doctor]] '''David James Marcus''' was a male [[Human]] in the [[23rd century]] and was the son of [[Carol Marcus]] and [[James T. Kirk]]. Marcus did not learn that he was Kirk's son until [[2285]], shortly before his death. ({{mnc|TOS|The Wrath of Khan|The Search for Spock}})
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[[Doctor]] '''David Marcus''' was the son of [[Carol Marcus]] and [[James T. Kirk]]. Marcus did not learn that he was Kirk's son until 2285, shortly before his death. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan|Star Trek III: The Search for Spock}})
 
==History==
 
[[File:Y4E3-Sam-funeral2.jpg|thumb|left|David and Carol in 2267.]] In the year [[2267]], David and his mother attended the funeral of [[George Samuel Kirk, Jr.]], but did not speak to [[James T. Kirk]]. Kirk did consider reaching out to his son but upon learning that [[Peter Kirk]] was seeking to enrol in [[Starfleet Academy]], decided that he had no need to, confident that his nephew would ensure the [[Kirk family]] legacy. ({{c|TOS|sub=Year Four|The Enterprise Experiment, Part 3}})
 
 
In [[2268]], approximately halfway through the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}'s [[five-year mission]] (on [[stardate]] 3998.6), the seven-[[year]]-old Marcus and his mother were involved in a [[Klingon]] attack upon the [[Federation]] [[colony]] world of [[Beta Canzandia]], where a [[terraforming]] research project was underway, supervised by Carol Marcus. Escaping into the hills with [[Commander]] [[Spock]] and the rest of the colony's children, David survived until the group could be rescued by the ''Enterprise'', but would harbor deep distrust and resentment against [[Starfleet]] for many years following the incident. ({{n|TOS|Faces of Fire}})
 
 
In [[2270]], James Kirk made another attempt to speak to David on his birthday only for Carol to bluntly deny him any access to his son. Though angry and melancholic about her decision, Kirk could not deny that her reasoning was justified. ({{c|TOS|sub=Year Five|{{a|Year Five, Issue 3|Issue 3}}|}})
 
   
 
When he was sixteen years old, Marcus [[vacation]]ed at the [[Sojourner Ranch]] on [[Mars]], where he was injured and nearly bled to death. He attended the [[Daystrom Institute]], where he once attended a guest lecture by [[Spock]], and graduated at the age of twenty-two. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
 
When he was sixteen years old, Marcus [[vacation]]ed at the [[Sojourner Ranch]] on [[Mars]], where he was injured and nearly bled to death. He attended the [[Daystrom Institute]], where he once attended a guest lecture by [[Spock]], and graduated at the age of twenty-two. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
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Things only got worse for them when the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}, on a training cruise and ambushed by the ''Reliant'', arrived at Regula One space station to get answers. When [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]], who was put back in command of the ''Enterprise'' due to the sort of military crisis, arrived in the Genesis Cave, Marcus attacked Kirk, believing him to be responsible for the murder of the scientists who remained behind on the [[Regula I]] station. [[Captain]] [[Clark Terrell]] and [[Commander]] [[Pavel Chekov]] - under the control of Khan via [[Ceti eel]]s - used the distraction to pull weapons on the ''Enterprise'' crew members. They provided the coordinates of the Genesis torpedo to Khan. David Marcus tried to rush Terrell, and [[Lieutenant]] [[Saavik]] tackled him before Terrell could vaporize him with a phaser. Terrell and Chekov were unable to bring themselves to kill Admiral Kirk. Terrell committed suicide, and the eel left the body of Chekov, who later recovered. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}})
 
Things only got worse for them when the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}, on a training cruise and ambushed by the ''Reliant'', arrived at Regula One space station to get answers. When [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]], who was put back in command of the ''Enterprise'' due to the sort of military crisis, arrived in the Genesis Cave, Marcus attacked Kirk, believing him to be responsible for the murder of the scientists who remained behind on the [[Regula I]] station. [[Captain]] [[Clark Terrell]] and [[Commander]] [[Pavel Chekov]] - under the control of Khan via [[Ceti eel]]s - used the distraction to pull weapons on the ''Enterprise'' crew members. They provided the coordinates of the Genesis torpedo to Khan. David Marcus tried to rush Terrell, and [[Lieutenant]] [[Saavik]] tackled him before Terrell could vaporize him with a phaser. Terrell and Chekov were unable to bring themselves to kill Admiral Kirk. Terrell committed suicide, and the eel left the body of Chekov, who later recovered. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}})
   
During the final battle between the ''Enterprise'' and ''Reliant'', Marcus went to the bridge. When an overloaded helm console severely injured [[Hikaru Sulu]], Marcus performed [[CPR]] on Sulu until medics could arrive on the bridge, saving Sulu's life. When a defeated Khan activated the Genesis Device, Marcus recognized the Genesis wave emanating from the ''Reliant''. Marcus told Kirk that they had four minutes before the device exploded, and that once started it could not be stopped. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}})
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During the final battle between the ''Enterprise'' and ''Reliant'', Marcus went to the bridge. When an overloaded helm console severely injured [[Hikaru Sulu]], Marcus performed [[CPR]] on Sulu until medics could arrive on the bridge, saving Sulu's life. When a defeated Khan activated the Genesis Device, Marcus recognized the Genesis wave emanating from the ''Reliant''. Marcus told Kirk that they had four minutes before the device exploded, and that once started it could not be stopped. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}}) During the battle, Marcus came to feel immense pride in being Kirk's son. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
 
During the battle, Marcus came to feel immense pride in being Kirk's son. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
 
   
 
A short time later David Marcus and Saavik transferred to the {{USS|Grissom|NCC-638}}, which was heading back to the [[Genesis Planet]] to conduct a science survey. During this time the two had a relationship. Arriving at the planet, the two discovered an animal life form on the planet which should not have been there. The two beamed down to Genesis to investigate, and discovered the regenerated body of Captain Spock. Right after discovering Spock on the surface of Genesis, the ''Grissom'' was destroyed by a [[Klingon]] [[HMS Bounty|bird of prey]] under the command of [[Kruge]], who was attempting to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device. Seeing that both Spock and the planet were rapidly aging, Marcus admitted to Saavik that he had used [[protomatter]] to create Genesis.
 
A short time later David Marcus and Saavik transferred to the {{USS|Grissom|NCC-638}}, which was heading back to the [[Genesis Planet]] to conduct a science survey. During this time the two had a relationship. Arriving at the planet, the two discovered an animal life form on the planet which should not have been there. The two beamed down to Genesis to investigate, and discovered the regenerated body of Captain Spock. Right after discovering Spock on the surface of Genesis, the ''Grissom'' was destroyed by a [[Klingon]] [[HMS Bounty|bird of prey]] under the command of [[Kruge]], who was attempting to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device. Seeing that both Spock and the planet were rapidly aging, Marcus admitted to Saavik that he had used [[protomatter]] to create Genesis.
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==Alternate timelines==
 
==Alternate timelines==
In an [[alternate reality|alternate timeline]] in which [[John Frederick Paxton]] destroyed [[Starfleet Command]] and ended the talks for the [[Coalition of Planets]] in [[2155]], David Samuel Kirk was born to [[Commander]] [[James T. Kirk]] and his wife [[Carol Kirk]], who married in [[2255]].
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In an [[alternate reality|alternate timeline]] in which [[John Frederick Paxton]] destroyed [[Starfleet Command]] and ended the talks for the [[Coalition of Planets]] in [[2155]], David Samuel Kirk was born to [[Commander]] [[James T. Kirk]] and his wife Carol Kirk, who married in [[2255]].
   
 
In [[2264]], the three-year-old David and his mother were killed when their transport vessel, the ''[[Galileo (transport)|Galileo]]'', was travelling to an interstellar symposium on molecular biology proposed by the [[Vulcan]] government. Upon the sight of a human vessel crossing the border of the [[Interstellar Coalition]], the ship was destroyed by the Coalition vessel ''[[ICV Vanik|Vanik]]'' when its Vulcan captain [[T'Prynn]] claimed that the human transport was not responding to hails. This led to his father developing a deep resentment towards Vulcans. ({{n|TOS|sub={{st|Myriad Universes}}|A Less Perfect Union}})
 
In [[2264]], the three-year-old David and his mother were killed when their transport vessel, the ''[[Galileo (transport)|Galileo]]'', was travelling to an interstellar symposium on molecular biology proposed by the [[Vulcan]] government. Upon the sight of a human vessel crossing the border of the [[Interstellar Coalition]], the ship was destroyed by the Coalition vessel ''[[ICV Vanik|Vanik]]'' when its Vulcan captain [[T'Prynn]] claimed that the human transport was not responding to hails. This led to his father developing a deep resentment towards Vulcans. ({{n|TOS|sub={{st|Myriad Universes}}|A Less Perfect Union}})
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In another [[alternate timeline]] where Spock died in childhood in [[2237]], David and Saavik were investigating the newly formed Genesis Planet when they were taken prisoner by Kruge. Having heard about the power of the Genesis Device, Kruge and his crew tortured David for information going so far as to sever his left hand. Nevertheless, David refused to divulge any information, and, with Saavik's help, was able to bury any knowledge of Genesis from being detected by the [[mind-sifter]] device.
 
In another [[alternate timeline]] where Spock died in childhood in [[2237]], David and Saavik were investigating the newly formed Genesis Planet when they were taken prisoner by Kruge. Having heard about the power of the Genesis Device, Kruge and his crew tortured David for information going so far as to sever his left hand. Nevertheless, David refused to divulge any information, and, with Saavik's help, was able to bury any knowledge of Genesis from being detected by the [[mind-sifter]] device.
   
David and Saavik were eventually taken to [[Praxis]] for a period of about one month before Kruge rendezvoused with Kirk and the recently stolen {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} to exchange the two prisoners for information on Genesis. Although David survived, Kirk died while trying to save the ''Enterprise'' from a [[warp core]] breach.
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David and Saavik were eventually taken to [[Praxis]] for period of about one month before Kruge rendezvoused with Kirk and the recently stolen {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} to exchange the two prisoners for information on Genesis. Although David survived, Kirk died while trying to save the ''Enterprise'' from a [[warp core]] breach.
   
 
Later, when war broke out with the [[Klingon Empire]] over the Federation's refusal to share the technology of the Genesis Device, David worked as a social worker, recording the names of Federation refugees arriving on [[Vulcan (planet)| Vulcan]]. David and Saavik were romantically involved at this time, but saw little of each other as Saavik was acting as the Federation ambassador to the [[Romulan Star Empire]] and thus spent most of her time on [[Romulus]].
 
Later, when war broke out with the [[Klingon Empire]] over the Federation's refusal to share the technology of the Genesis Device, David worked as a social worker, recording the names of Federation refugees arriving on [[Vulcan (planet)| Vulcan]]. David and Saavik were romantically involved at this time, but saw little of each other as Saavik was acting as the Federation ambassador to the [[Romulan Star Empire]] and thus spent most of her time on [[Romulus]].
   
As the war dragged on to a stalemate, David was asked by the [[President of the United Federation of Planets|Federation President]] [[Ra-ghoratreii]] to be involved in discussions on the use of the Genesis Device on the Klingon moon of Praxis. Known as [[Operation Olympius]], David refused and would have no part in it.
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As the war dragged on to a stalemate, David was asked by the [[Federation President]] to be involved in discussions on the use of the Genesis Device on the Klingon moon of Praxis. Known as [[Operation Olympius]], David refused and would have no part in it.
   
Following the Federation's attack on Praxis and the Klingon Empire's subsequent surrender, David briefly worked on [[Qo'noS]] as part of the Federation's medical relief effort before deciding to join Saavik on Romulus. ({{n|ST|sub=Myriad Universes|The Chimes at Midnight}})
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Following the Federation's attack on Praxis and the empire's subsequent surrender, David briefly worked on [[Qo'noS]] as part of the Federation's medical relief effort before deciding to join Saavik on Romulus. ({{n|Star Trek: Myriad Universes|The Chimes at Midnight}})
   
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