- This page details Christopher Pike in the mirror universe; for Christopher Pike in the primary universe see Christopher Pike; for Christopher Pike in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see Christopher Pike (alternate reality); for Christopher Pike in all other alternate universes see Christopher Pike (alternates).
Pike assumed command of the ISS Enterprise in 2251 after assassinating the previous Captain of the Enterprise, Captain Karl Franz. He would retain command for the next 15 years. (TOS novelization: Mirror, Mirror)
In 2264, James T. Kirk reported on board the Enterprise as Pike's new first officer, and would maintain that position for the next two years. Kirk remained as first officer under Pike until 2266, when he finally had an opportunity to kill him. While out on patrol, the Enterprise 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 that he came across was the Tantalus field, which Kirk was able to use to assassinate Pike and assume command of the Enterprise. (TOS novel: Dark Victory)
- The short story "The Greater Good" provided an alternate version of Pike's career and assassination. In that story, Pike was a pretty boy who had been pushed into the command track by Starfleet in order to put a positive face on the fleet. Pike then encountered the Talosians and was destroyed mentally, with the Talosians deciding to use him as a spy inside of Starfleet. In exchange, the Talosians helped Pike maintain his outwardly youthful experience, despite Pike's plunge into alcoholism. Kirk, with the assistance of Spock, discovered what had happened and killed Pike using the Tantalus device in 2264.
|Commanding Officers of the Imperial Starships ISS Enterprise|
James T. Kirk
|ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel|
|Robert April • Phillip Boyce • Christine Chapel • Pavel Chekov • J. Mia Colt • Robert D'Amato • Willard Decker • Michael DeSalle • Fein • Finney • Karl Franz • Gaffney • David Garrovick • Hadley • Idelson • Ilia • James T. Kirk • Winston Kyle • Roger Lemli • Jabilo M'Benga • Leonard McCoy • Marla McGivers • Marlena Moreau • Number One • Carolyn Palamas • Elizabeth Palmer • Christopher Pike • Janice Rand • Kevin Riley • Saavik • Montgomery Scott • Elizabeth Sherwood • Solok • Spock • Stang • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • Xon • unnamed ISS Enterprise personnel|