Portrait of a Character – Christopher Pike

Portrait of a Character – Christopher Pike

Christopher Pike is a terrific character in any timeline.

Christopher Pike

Bruce Greenwood as Captain Christopher Pike (image is provided for educational purposes only)

I am still trying to figure out if I want Shelby Pike to be related to him. But why the hell not?

Hell, maybe she should be.

Christopher Pike Origins

In the Original Series, he is a handsome, intelligent captain . He is just as impulsive as Kirk. But Pike has a tragic accident yet gets a kind of illusory happy ending. In the JJ Abrams universe, he dies heroically.


As in canon, this character is played by Bruce Greenwood and, after he suffers his disability, by Jeffrey Hunter.


Barking up the Muse Tree | jespah | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Christopher Pike Disabled

Christopher Pike, Disabled

Like most of us, Pike does not consider what might happen if the unthinkable were to occur. But it does.

So in the prime universe, he is rather badly injured. Just how conscious and aware is he? I write him as being heartbreakingly conscious of the world around him. Plus this is so much so that he flashes Morse code.  And it is better than any therapy when Nyota Uhura understands him.


Pike’s only known canon relationship is with Vina, from The Cage and The Menagerie. However, given the illusory nature of the setting, that ‘relationship’ seems a bit unreal, too.

Mirror Universe

There are no impediments to Christopher existing in the Mirror Universe.

Barking up the Muse Tree | jespah | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Mirror Christopher Pike

Mirror Christopher Pike

Like many Mirror Universe men, I would have him sporting the Y Chromosome Skew. Hence this would make him more powerful . Furthermore, he would be much more interested in women, but also a much better father.


There was a series of beeps. “He says,” Nyota explained, “that’s he’s very happy to have such beautiful company.”


Pike, like the main character in Johnny Got His Gun, deserves to return.

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Shuttlepod pilot, fan fiction writer, sentient marsupial canid.