|WARNING! This article contains MAJOR spoilers for the recently released movie Into Darkness. Caution is advised.|
- This page details a counterpart of Hikaru Sulu in the alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion; for the Hikaru Sulu in the primary universe see Hikaru Sulu; for the Hikaru Sulu in the mirror universe see Hikaru Sulu (mirror); for Hikaru Sulu in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Hikaru Sulu (mirror) (alternate reality); for the Hikaru Sulu in all other alternate universes see Hikaru Sulu (alternates).
|Full Name:||Hikaru Sulu|
|Birthplace:||San Francisco, California|
|Sibling(s):||Aiko Sulu (sister), Yuki Sulu (sister)|
|Previous Assignment:||Acting Helmsman, USS Enterprise (2258)|
|Assignment:||Chief Helmsman,USS Enterprise (2258)|
Hikaru Sulu was a Human male, and a Starfleet officer in the 23rd century of an alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion. He served as the helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise. (TOS movie & novelizations: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness)
In 2258, Sulu was assigned to the Enterprise as a replacement for the ship's usual helmsman who was sick with lungworm. Sulu's first attempt to take the ship to warp was a failure because he forgot to release the ship's external inertial dampener. This caused the ship to be several seconds behind the rest of the fleet as it arrived at Vulcan, saving it from the destruction of the rest of the fleet. Sulu was then selected as part of a team that boarded the Narada's drilling platform in an attempt to stop it from destroying Vulcan. Sulu was later responsible for firing the ship's phasers at the Narada as it was sucked into a black hole. (TOS movie: Star Trek)
Sulu was considered to be a combat specialist during the mission to attack the Narada's drilling platform. Starfleet believed his training was in Kendo instead of pure fencing. (TOS video game: Rivals, ST website: Startrek.com)
In 2259, Sulu piloted a shuttle that was delivering Spock into a volcano on Nibiru when Spock's rappelling line snapped dropping Spock into the volcano. Sulu was then forced to leave Spock there as the volcano was damaging the shuttle. (TOS movie: Star Trek Into Darkness)
Later that year, Captain Kirk put Sulu in command of the Enterprise while he, Spock, and Uhura went to Qo'noS in search of Khan Noonien Singh. While he was in command, Sulu threatened Khan with destruction if he failed to surrender to Kirk's team. After the Enterprise engaged in battle with the USS Vengeance and was spiralling towards Earth, Sulu refused Spock's order to evacuate the ship, saying he would rather go down with the ship.
A year later, Sulu attended the memorial service for those killed in the battle with Khan. Later, Sulu would tell Kirk he had enjoyed sitting in the captain's chair and might someday like to command a ship himself. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness)
|USS Enterprise (alternate reality NCC-1701) personnel|
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|see also: • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel|
- Hikaru Sulu was played by Korean-American actor John Cho in Star Trek in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013. He also provided Sulu's voice in the Star Trek video game in 2013.