History Film / Terminator2JudgmentDay

18th Sep '16 4:50:00 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/JamesCameron is the biker in the bar at the beginning who is about to attack the T-800 with a pool stick, but thinks better of it, drops the pool stick, and backs away.
14th Sep '16 2:54:00 AM JediGoalie30
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* TheAllegedCar: The pickup truck that the heroes commandeer after the SWAT van gets wrecked qualifies as one due to it's total inability to maintain normal freeway speeds, let alone go fast enough to escape from the T-1000 and his liquid nitrogen tanker.
-->'''John''': [''looks behind and sees the T-1000 gaining on them''] [[OhCrap Step on it]]!\\
'''T-800''': [''looks at speedometer, which is hovering between 50-55mph''] This is the vehicle's top speed.\\
'''John''': '''''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe I COULD GET OUT AND RUN FASTER THAN THIS]]!!!!!'''''



* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Sarah gets this on the security guard who licked her face when she escapes, by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown knocking him senseless with a broom handle]].



* LecherousLicking: While Sarah is being held in the mental hospital an attendant licks her face while she's tied to a bed. Later, she gets revenge.

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* LecherousLicking: While Sarah is being held in the mental hospital an attendant licks her face while she's tied to a bed. Later, she gets revenge.[[ExtremeMeleeRevenge revenge]].


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What Dougie the guard [[note]] the one who licked Sarah's face earlier [[/note]] gets from Sarah when she escapes. Sarah beats the hell out of him with a broken broom handle, eventually breaking it in half across the back of his neck.
13th Aug '16 8:59:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AnimalMotifs: Robert Patrick modeled the t-1000's head movements on the American Bald Eagle.
** He also compared his character to a shark encircling its prey, particularly in the mall scene.
26th Jul '16 4:09:34 AM Willbyr
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--> '''Sarah:''' Yeah, right. How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something--to create a life, to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death and destruction...
--> '''John:''' MOM!

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--> '''Sarah:''' Yeah, right. How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something--to create a life, to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death and destruction...
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destruction...\\
'''John:''' MOM!MOM!
* SuperSenses: The T-1000's sensors are integrated into its molecular structure, giving it full-body sensory input, but it generally scans surfaces by touch for much of its direct data input and for obtaining surface details for shapeshifting. The theatrical cut of the movie hints at this when it runs its fingers over the computer in the police car before typing in John's info. A deleted scene shows the T-1000 running its fingers over everything in John's room before finding his mementos of Sarah behind a poster. The {{novelization}} discusses this function.
18th Jul '16 8:34:59 AM Willbyr
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* ActionGirl: Sarah Connor [[TookALevelInBadass learned a lot between films.]]

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* ActionGirl: Sarah Connor [[TookALevelInBadass learned a lot between films.]]films]].



* AIIsACrapshoot: Of the highest {{Irony}}, in a scene that didn't make the theatrical cut but which was reinstated for the Special Edition, it's revealed that Skynet doesn't allow any of its minions to learn -- because they might rebel against it. Sarah doesn't fail to notice this.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Of the highest {{Irony}}, {{irony}}, in a scene that didn't make the theatrical cut but which was reinstated for the Special Edition, it's revealed that Skynet doesn't allow any of its minions to learn -- because they might rebel against it. Sarah doesn't fail to notice this.



* AnimalImmunity: Averted. In a deleted scene restored for the Ultimate Edition, the T-1000 kills John's pet dog after realizing he has been tricked.
* AnimalsHateHim: John Connor's pet dog, Max, barks incessantly at the cold presence of the T-1000 who is disguised as Janelle Voight. The T-800 uses this clue to blow the Impersonation ruse by asking "Is Wolfie okay?" The T-1000 unknowingly gives the wrong answer.

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* AnimalImmunity: Averted. In a deleted scene restored for the Ultimate Edition, the T-1000 kills John's pet dog after realizing he has been tricked.
then rips off its collar, revealing its real name.
* AnimalsHateHim: John Connor's pet dog, Max, barks incessantly at the cold presence of the T-1000 who is disguised as Janelle Voight. The T-800 uses this clue to blow the Impersonation ruse impersonation by asking "Is Wolfie okay?" The T-1000 unknowingly gives the wrong answer.



* ApocalypseWow: Sarah's dream of Judgment Day, first described to the psychiatrist then shown. Involves her silently and helplessly screaming at a playground full of children to run for their lives (and getting an odd look from the parents...notably, one that is "Sarah Connor if she had ended up as the suburban housewife she might have become"), until the first nuke hits over the city. "...then the shockwave hits...and...and they fly apart like leaves!" Also flying apart like leaves: Sarah's incinerated skeleton, still clinging to the playground fence. Creator/JamesCameron has mentioned getting mail after the film's release from nuclear physicists who commended him on [[ShownTheirWork the most realistic depiction]] of a close-up nuclear detonation put on film thus far.
* ATeamFiring: Ordered by John not to kill anyone, the T-800 -- despite packing a minigun and grenades -- merely inflicts disabling wounds and blows up vehicles. "Human casualties: 0.0"[[note]]Not true. Casualties are wounded ''and'' killed, not just killed.[[/note]] Also the SWAT team when they breach into the computer room at Cyberdyne. They fire ''dozens'' of bullets, and only score five or six hits. On the civilian, no less.

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* ApocalypseWow: Sarah's dream of Judgment Day, first described to the psychiatrist then shown. Involves It involves her silently and helplessly screaming at a playground full of children to run for their lives (and getting an odd look from the parents...notably, one that is "Sarah Connor if she had ended up as the suburban housewife she might have become"), until the first nuke hits over the city. "...then the shockwave hits...and...and they fly apart like leaves!" Also flying apart like leaves: Sarah's incinerated skeleton, still clinging to the playground fence. Creator/JamesCameron has mentioned getting mail after the film's release from nuclear physicists who commended him on [[ShownTheirWork the most realistic depiction]] of a close-up nuclear detonation put on film thus far.
* ATeamFiring: ATeamFiring:
**
Ordered by John not to kill anyone, the T-800 -- despite packing a minigun and grenades -- merely inflicts disabling wounds and blows up vehicles. "Human casualties: 0.0"[[note]]Not true. Casualties are wounded ''and'' killed, not just killed.[[/note]] Also the [[/note]]
** The
SWAT team team, when they breach into the computer room at Cyberdyne. They fire ''dozens'' of bullets, and only score five or six hits. On hits...on the civilian, no less.



* BadassLongcoat: Sarah wears an especially badass trenchcoat when she, John, the T-800 and Miles Dyson first enter the Cyberdyne building.
* BadToTheBone: The TropeNamer song plays as the T-800 is first shown in leather clothes. And Music/GunsNRoses's "You Could be Mine", that plays in the boombox John Connor is carrying in his motorcycle might also fit.
* BaitAndSwitch: The first part uses the past film to play up the idea that Arnold's T-800 is the villain and Patrick plays another member of John's resistance sent back to stop him, with even Sarah's narration at the beginning stating two warriors were sent back in time -- one to kill John and one to protect him -- and not giving a hint as to which is which. Throughout the first act the film runs with this for all it's worth, until the moment the T-1000 and the T-800 both have guns aimed towards John, and the T-800 tells him to get down. Only ''then'' does the film reveal that this time the T-800 is the good guy (of course, TrailersAlwaysSpoil, and at this point ItWasHisSled...). If you never saw either the film or the trailers, then there are a few clues as to which Terminator is the good guy. The scene where the T-800 starts a BarBrawl and equips himself with clothing and weapons from the vanquished bikers is PlayedForLaughs, plus he doesn't appear to actually kill any of the bar flies (though stabbing a guy makes it ambiguous). The equivalent scene for the T-1000 isn't, and he does kill his selected victim (although the scene is shot in such a way to initially appear that he simply subdued his victim instead).

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* BadassLongcoat: Sarah wears an especially badass a trenchcoat to conceal her guns when she, John, the T-800 and Miles Dyson first enter the Cyberdyne building.
* BadToTheBone: BadToTheBone:
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The TropeNamer song plays as the T-800 is first shown in leather clothes. And clothes.
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Music/GunsNRoses's "You Could be Mine", that Mine" plays in the boombox John Connor Connor's friend is carrying in as they ride around on his motorcycle might also fit.
motorcycle.
* BaitAndSwitch: The first part uses the past film to play up the idea that Arnold's T-800 is the villain and Patrick plays another member of John's resistance sent back to stop him, with even Sarah's narration at the beginning stating two warriors were sent back in time -- one to kill John and one to protect him -- and not giving a hint as to which is which. Throughout the first act the film runs with this for all it's worth, until the moment the T-1000 and the T-800 both have guns aimed towards John, and the T-800 tells him to get down. Only ''then'' does the film reveal that this time the T-800 is the good guy (of course, TrailersAlwaysSpoil, and at this point ItWasHisSled...). If you never saw either the film or the trailers, then there are a few clues as to which Terminator is the good guy. The scene where the T-800 starts a BarBrawl and equips himself with clothing and weapons from the vanquished bikers is PlayedForLaughs, plus he doesn't appear to actually kill any of the bar flies (though stabbing a guy makes it ambiguous). The equivalent scene for the T-1000 isn't, and he does kill his selected victim (although the scene is shot in such a way to initially appear that he simply subdued his victim instead).



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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The T-800 has to destroy himself, and the Connors may spend the rest of their lives in hiding from the law, but they stopped Judgment Day, and Sarah notes that "if a machine, a terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too."]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Of the heroes, [[spoiler:Dyson is the first to die.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The T-800 has to destroy himself, and the Connors may spend the rest of their lives in hiding from the law, but they stopped Judgment Day, and Sarah notes that "if a machine, a terminator, Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too."]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Of the heroes, [[spoiler:Dyson is the first to die.]]die]].



* BoomHeadshot: This is played with, given that terminators don't react to bullets the way people do.
** The T-800 unloads an entire magazine from a fully automatic assault rifle straight into the T-1000's face. The T-1000 recovers, but at least the T-800 tried.

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* BoomHeadshot: This is played with, given that terminators Terminators don't react to bullets the way people do.
** The T-800 unloads an entire magazine from a fully automatic assault rifle straight into the T-1000's face. The T-1000 recovers, but at least face, stunning it long enough for the T-800 tried.to crash the semi driven by the T-1000.



* {{Bowdlerization}}: As noted in the DVD commentary by Creator/JamesCameron, the UK edit of the film removes the shot of Sarah picking a lock during her escape from Pescadero, for [[DontTryThisAtHome fear that people might try to imitate the act.]]

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: As noted in the DVD commentary by Creator/JamesCameron, the UK edit of the film removes the shot of Sarah picking a lock during her escape from Pescadero, for [[DontTryThisAtHome fear that people might try to imitate the act.]]act]].



* ComesGreatResponsibility: While John's first reaction to the fact that the Terminator is programmed to obey his orders is to [[PowerHigh remark about how cool it is to have his own Terminator]], he learns this quickly after he orders the Terminator to fight off the two guys who came to see if he was ok and it almost kills one of them. [[HeelRealization Realizing that having the Terminator at his command means that he is in control of a lethal weapon]], he not only [[EstablishingCharacterMoment lectures it about not killing]], his second official order [[note]] the first one being that it help him rescue his mom [[/note]] is that ThouShaltNotKill.

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* ComesGreatResponsibility: While John's first reaction to the fact that the Terminator is programmed to obey his orders is to [[PowerHigh remark about how cool it is to have his own Terminator]], he learns this quickly after he orders the Terminator to fight off the two guys who came to see if he was ok okay and it almost kills one of them. [[HeelRealization Realizing that having the Terminator at his command means that he is in control of a lethal weapon]], he not only [[EstablishingCharacterMoment lectures it about not killing]], his second official order [[note]] the [[note]]the first one being that it help him rescue his mom [[/note]] mom[[/note]] is that ThouShaltNotKill.



* CountingBullets: The T-1000 does this during the mall shootout with T-800. As it continues firing, it pulls a spare magazine from its gunbelt so as to be ready to reload as soon as it runs out of ammo.

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* CountingBullets: CountingBullets:
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The T-1000 does this during the mall shootout with T-800. As it continues firing, it pulls a spare magazine from its gunbelt so as to be ready to reload as soon as it runs out of ammo.



* CurbstompCushion: The intro to ''Terminator 2'' shows an army of Skynet robots slowly working their way across the battlefield, seemingly rolling over everything in their paths. Then we see a [[LaResistance human soldier]] standing over a crippled Terminator before finishing it off, followed by a flying Hunter Killer craft being blasted out of the air with a surface-to-air missile fired by a gunner in a pickup truck . Of course, the effectiveness and eventual victory of LaResistance is the whole reason for Skynet's time travel gambit to begin with.

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* CurbstompCushion: The intro to ''Terminator 2'' shows an army of Skynet robots slowly working their way across the battlefield, seemingly rolling over everything in their paths. Then we see a [[LaResistance human soldier]] standing over a crippled Terminator before finishing it off, followed by a flying Hunter Killer craft being blasted out of the air with a surface-to-air missile fired by a gunner in a pickup truck .truck. Of course, the effectiveness and eventual victory of LaResistance is the whole reason for Skynet's time travel gambit to begin with.



* DeadlyDelivery: The T-800 carries a shotgun in a longbox that is full of roses. This also qualifies as a VisualPun on "Guns 'N' Roses", whose song "You Could Be Mine" is heard in the film. (The music video for said song features the T-800, too.)

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* DeadlyDelivery: The T-800 carries a shotgun in a longbox that is full of roses. This also qualifies as a VisualPun on "Guns 'N' Roses", "Music/GunsNRoses", whose song "You Could Be Mine" is heard in the film. (The music video for said song features the T-800, too.)



* DeathByIrony: Similarly to the previous film: [[spoiler: The T-1000 is killed by liquid metal. In this case, a vat of molten iron.]]
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: After destroying the T-1000 and the remains of the first T-800, the current T-800 realizes it must destroy itself to prevent more reverse engineering from Cyberdyne. Since it [[ICannotSelfTerminate cannot self-terminate,]] Sarah Connor has to push the button.
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: It provides deconstructions of both the ChildSoldier as well as militarism in the forms of John Connor and his mother, Sarah. John is an alienated, anti-social outsider who doesn't fit in, doesn't get along with his foster parents and has only one friend due to his mother's odd ball way of raising him to prepare him for the end of the world. Sarah, meanwhile, has become violent and emotionally unstable over the years since the end of the first film as she had to step up to the plate, training not just herself but her son, and suffering the heartache of losing Kyle Reese. John is far from a likeable protagonist when we first meet him, and Sarah is not exactly pleasant, but this is what happens to a ChosenOne and his mentor when burdened with terrible knowledge.
* DecoyProtagonist: T-800 played by Shwarzenegger was the bad guy in the first film so you can presume that he is the bad guy once again if you didnt see any trailer. It is until the first meeting of both Terminator when its is revealed that Schwarzenegger is the protagonist.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Done as a counter by the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting T-1000]] -- it gets punched through the face by the T-800, then morphs so that what used to be its head is now its hands gripping its opponent's wrist.

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* DeathByIrony: Similarly to the previous film: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The T-1000 is killed by liquid metal. In this case, a vat of molten iron.]]
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: After destroying the T-1000 and the remains of the first T-800, the current T-800 realizes it must destroy itself to prevent more reverse engineering from Cyberdyne. Since it [[ICannotSelfTerminate cannot self-terminate,]] self-terminate]], Sarah Connor has to push the button.
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: It provides deconstructions of both the ChildSoldier as well as militarism in the forms of John Connor and his mother, Sarah. John is an alienated, anti-social antisocial outsider who doesn't fit in, doesn't get along with his foster parents and has only one friend due to his mother's odd ball oddball way of raising him to prepare him for the end of the world. Sarah, meanwhile, has become violent and emotionally unstable over the years since the end of the first film as she had to step up to the plate, training not just herself but her son, and suffering the heartache of losing Kyle Reese. John is far from a likeable protagonist when we first meet him, and Sarah is not exactly pleasant, but this is what happens to a ChosenOne and his mentor when burdened with terrible knowledge.
* DecoyProtagonist: The T-800 played by Shwarzenegger Schwarzenegger was the bad guy in the first film so you can presume that he is the bad guy once again if you didnt didn't see any trailer. It is the trailers. It's not revealed until the first meeting of both Terminator when its is revealed Terminators that Schwarzenegger is the protagonist.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Done as a counter by the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting T-1000]] -- it gets punched through the face by the T-800, then morphs so that what used to be its head is now its hands gripping its opponent's wrist.
protector.



* {{Determinator}}
** The T-1000 will stop at nothing to destroy John Connor.
** The T-800 will stop at nothing to protect John Connor.

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* {{Determinator}}
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{{Determinator}}: The T-1000 will stop at nothing to destroy ''destroy'' John Connor.
** The
Connor, while the T-800 will stop at nothing to protect ''protect'' John Connor.



-->'''The Terminator:''' Why do you cry?

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-->'''The --->'''The Terminator:''' Why do you cry?



** In the original script, before the practically self-aware Terminator sacrifices himself, he hesitates, and tells Sarah, he is afraid to die.

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** In the original script, before the practically self-aware Terminator sacrifices himself, he hesitates, and tells Sarah, Sarah he is afraid to die.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Sarah's nightmares of Judgment Day. [[spoiler: They stop at the end of the film, implying that Judgment Day has been averted]]

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Sarah's nightmares of Judgment Day. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They stop at the end of the film, implying that Judgment Day has been averted]]averted.]]



* ElevatorActionSequence / ElevatorEscape: Sarah, John and the T-800 use an elevator to get a lead on the pursuing T-1000 during Sarah's rescue from the mental hospital. The T-1000 reaches the doors just as they close and pulls them open, but then immediately put back on track when a well-placed shotgun blast stuns him and the doors close normally.[[note]]Linda Hamilton forgot her earplugs while filming this scene and suffered permanent hearing damage as a result of all the gunfire.[[/note]]

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* ElevatorActionSequence / ElevatorEscape: Sarah, John and the T-800 [[ElevatorActionSequence use an elevator to get a lead on the pursuing T-1000 T-1000]] during Sarah's rescue from the mental hospital. The T-1000 reaches the doors just as they close and pulls them open, but then it's immediately put back on track when a well-placed shotgun blast stuns him and the doors close normally.[[note]]Linda Hamilton forgot her earplugs while filming this scene and suffered permanent hearing damage as a result of all the gunfire.[[/note]][[/note]] The T-1000 recovers, jumps down onto the elevator car, then uses its arm blade to stab through the roof, cutting Sarah on the back at one point.



* EnemyRisingBehind: When taking one of the asylum guard's places, the T-1000 copies the appearance of the guard as it rises up from the floor. The real guard takes notice too late.

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* EnemyRisingBehind: When taking one of the asylum guard's places, the T-1000 copies the appearance of the guard as it rises up from the floor. The real guard takes notice too late.is so stunned by the sight that he doesn't try to run before the T-1000 stabs him through the eye.



** Miles Dyson is first established as a brilliant scientist with tunnel vision for the future, not even questioning the suspicious means by which his company came by a highly advanced computer chip and robot arm.
** Likewise with Dyson when his wife complained he was working more than paying attention to his family, he, unquestioningly, shuts off his work, showing he really is a decent guy.

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** Miles Dyson is first established as a brilliant scientist with tunnel vision for the future, not even questioning the suspicious means by which his company came by a highly advanced computer chip and robot arm.
** Likewise with Dyson
arm. In a deleted scene, when his Dyson's wife complained he was complains that he's working more than paying attention to his family, he, unquestioningly, he unquestioningly shuts off his work, showing he really is a decent guy.



* EvilDetectingDog: The dog does bark like crazy outside at the malevolent T-1000 while it's impersonating John's foster mother. [[note]]In a DeletedScene, this dog is killed by T-1000, eventually.[[/note]]
* EvilSlinks: The T-1000 is memetic polyalloy: liquid metal. So it flows from one form to another when we see it shapeshift on screen, until it has taken too much damage to do so smoothly anymore.

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* EvilDetectingDog: The dog does bark barks like crazy outside at the malevolent T-1000 while it's impersonating John's foster mother. [[note]]In a DeletedScene, this dog is killed by T-1000, eventually.[[/note]]
[[/note]] The contrast is especially noteworthy since Enrique's dog doesn't bark at the T-800.
* EvilSlinks: The T-1000 is memetic polyalloy: liquid metal. So Thus, it flows from one form to another when we see it shapeshift on screen, until it has taken too much damage to do so smoothly anymore.



** When John tries to get some random people to help him from the T-800, they attempt to assist and are waylaid by the T-800. But before the T-800 can shoot one of them with his gun, John pushes the gun away and screams "Put the gun down!!!!" While the people attempting to assist flee with their lives, the T-800 [[ExactWords slowly and methodically puts the gun on the ground instead of just dropping it like anyone would.]]

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** When John tries to get some random people to help him from the T-800, they attempt to assist and are waylaid by the T-800. But before the T-800 can shoot one of them with his gun, John pushes the gun away and screams "Put the gun down!!!!" While the people attempting to assist flee with their lives, the T-800 [[ExactWords slowly and methodically puts the gun on the ground instead of just dropping it like anyone would.]]would]].



** The coffee-drinking guard in the hospital gets his eye stabbed by the T-1000.

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** The coffee-drinking guard in the hospital gets skewered through his eye stabbed by the T-1000.



* FauxAffablyEvil: T-1000. It is friendly and personable when it initially meets John's foster parents. Apparently it isn't as nice the next time it pays them a visit.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: T-1000. It The T-1000 is friendly and personable when it initially meets John's foster parents. Apparently parents, and to everyone it isn't as nice meets prior to the next arcade; once it homes in on John, it goes into full-on business mode. Every time we see it pays them being friendly afterward, there's a visit. menacing edge to it.



* FingerWag: The T-1000 issues one to Sarah at the climax.

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* FingerWag: The T-1000 issues one to Sarah at the climax.climax [[spoiler:just before the T-800 delivers the killing blow]].



** Before the film reveals its true nature, the T-1000 shoots a brief puzzled glance at a silver mannequin in a shop during the mall fight with the T-800.

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** Before the film reveals its true nature, the T-1000 shoots a brief puzzled glance glare at a silver mannequin in a shop during the mall fight with the T-800.



* ForgotAboutHisPowers: When the T-1000 confronts Sarah Connor in the steel mill he tells her to call for John, hoping to lure out John Connor. At this point he apparently forgot he has the ability to mimic anyone's voice, and thus could easily do this himself.
** This makes more sense in the Extended Edition, where the damage that the T-1000 has received has begun to catch up with it, shown by a visible refresh rate and mimicking nearby materials it was touching, even in disguise. As such, it might not have been confident in its ability to mimick Sarah's voice without flaw.

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: When the T-1000 confronts Sarah Connor in the steel mill he tells her to call for John, hoping to lure out John Connor. At this point he apparently forgot he has the ability to mimic anyone's voice, and thus could easily do this himself.
**
himself. This makes more sense in the Extended Edition, where the damage that the T-1000 has received has begun to catch up with it, shown by a visible refresh rate and mimicking nearby materials it was touching, even in disguise. As such, it might not have been confident in its ability to mimick mimic Sarah's voice without flaw.



* FromASingleCell: After the T-800 froze and shot it, the T-1000 reassembles completely after it heats into a liquid state again. But not without a few side effects, though (see ResurrectionSickness).
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When John tries to get some random people to help him from the T-800, they attempt to assist and are waylaid by the T-800. But before the T-800 can shoot one of them with his gun, John pushes the gun away and screams "Put the gun down!!!!" While the people attempting to assist flee with their lives, the T-800 [[ExactWords slowly and methodically puts the gun on the ground instead of just dropping it like anyone would.]]

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* FromASingleCell: After the T-800 froze and shot it, the T-1000 reassembles completely after it heats into a liquid state again. But again, but not [[ResurrectionSickness without a few side effects, though (see ResurrectionSickness).
effects]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When John tries to get some random people to help him from the T-800, they attempt to assist and are waylaid by the T-800. But However, before the T-800 can shoot one of them with his gun, John pushes the gun away and screams "Put the gun down!!!!" While the people attempting to assist flee with their lives, the T-800 [[ExactWords slowly and methodically puts the gun on the ground instead of just dropping it like anyone would.]]would]].



* GenderInvertedTrope: Dyson in this film is essentially the male equivalent of Sarah Connor form the first film. In T1 Sarah is an innocent who suddenly finds herself being targeted for assassination by a merciless killer for her pivotal role in a future event. Dyson in T2 is an innocent who suddenly finds himself being targeted for assassination by a merciless killer for his pivotal role in a future event. The one big difference is [[spoiler: Sarah realises at the last moment that she's behaving like a Terminator and just can't bring herself to murder an innocent family man in cold blood for things he hasn't even done yet]]

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* GenderInvertedTrope: Dyson in this film is essentially the male equivalent of Sarah Connor form the first film. In T1 Sarah is an innocent who suddenly finds herself being targeted for assassination by a merciless killer for her pivotal role in a future event. Dyson in T2 is an innocent who suddenly finds himself being targeted for assassination by a merciless killer for his pivotal role in a future event. The one big difference is [[spoiler: Sarah [[spoiler:Sarah realises at the last moment that she's behaving like a Terminator and just can't bring herself to murder an innocent family man in cold blood for things he hasn't even done yet]]yet]].



* GratuitousSpanish: "¡Hasta la vista, baby!" Which becomes [[GratuitousJapanese 'Sayonara, baby']] in some Spanish dubs.
* GrowBeyondTheirProgramming: What Sky Net fears most from its own Terminators. Their ability to learn and understand human behavior is always deliberately switched off whenever sent out on missions. Hence normally they are set to "read-only" - a deleted scene (restored for the directors cut) shows Sarah and John flipping the switch that allows the T-800 to start learning from its experiences.

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* GratuitousSpanish: "¡Hasta la vista, baby!" Which baby!"...which becomes [[GratuitousJapanese 'Sayonara, baby']] in some Spanish dubs.
* GrowBeyondTheirProgramming: What Sky Net Skynet fears most from its own Terminators. Their ability to learn and understand human behavior is always deliberately switched off whenever sent out on missions. Hence normally they are set to "read-only" - "read-only"; a deleted scene (restored for the directors cut) shows Sarah and John flipping the switch that allows the T-800 to start learning from its experiences.



* HandicappedBadass: The T-800 deliberately amputates its own left arm jammed and crushed in a cogwheel. It keeps chasing after the T-1000 regardless of the huge disadvantage it's now at, much to the liquid metal assassin's annoyance.

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* HandicappedBadass: The T-800 deliberately amputates its own left arm arm, jammed and crushed in a cogwheel.cogwheel by the T-1000. It keeps chasing after the T-1000 regardless of the huge disadvantage it's now at, much to the liquid metal assassin's annoyance.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dyson]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dyson]][[spoiler:Dyson]], mortally wounded, stays behind to [[spoiler:ensure that the explosives set at the Cyberdyne lab go off, allowing Sarah, John, and the T-800 to escape]].



** One of the most {{badass}} examples in film history is a scene in which the T-1000 rams his tanker into the rear of the good guys' pickup truck and the T-800 responds by grabbing an assault rifle, walking from the back up the pickup to the front of the tanker, shoots the T-1000 through the glass[[note]]As in, it unloads the entire clip into the guy's ''face''[[/note]], grabs the wheel from the outside and makes it turn on its side and then rides the top of the sliding truck until it comes to a stop.

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** One of the most {{badass}} examples in film history is a scene in which the T-1000 rams his tanker into the rear of the good guys' pickup truck and the T-800 responds by grabbing an assault rifle, walking from the back up of the pickup to the front of the tanker, shoots shooting the T-1000 through the glass[[note]]As in, it unloads the entire clip into the guy's ''face''[[/note]], grabs grabbing the wheel from the outside and makes making it turn on its side side, and then rides riding the top of the sliding truck until it comes to a stop.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Being able to turn his arms into blades, this is implied to be the T-1000's choice approach for killing people. Both his on-screen kills without firearms (Todd Voight and the hospital guard) were like this.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: The T-1000 takes the form of an LAPD officer throughout most of the film. The T-1000 encountered a real LAPD officer upon its arrival from the future, and the form gives the T-1000 access to all the information and resources it needs to carry on its mission.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Being able ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
** The T-1000 is limited
to turn his arms into blades, using stabbing and bludgeoning weapons because of its nature, but it does this is implied to be the T-1000's choice approach for killing people. Both his on-screen ''very'' well. It kills without firearms (Todd Voight [[spoiler:John's foster dad and the hospital guard) were like this.
tanker truck driver]] with an arm blade, kills [[spoiler:the unfortunate guard at the mental hospital]] with a finger spike, and later spears [[spoiler:Sarah]] through the shoulder with one.
** Later on, the T-1000 turns the tables on the T-800 in this manner. The T-800 cleaves through the T-1000 with a long metal rod; the T-1000 responds by taking the rod away, beating the T-800 with it, then skewering it through the back.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: The T-1000 takes the form of an LAPD officer throughout most of the film. The T-1000 It encountered a real LAPD officer upon its arrival from the future, and the form gives the T-1000 access to all the information and resources it needs to carry on its mission.



-->"I am a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton."

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-->"I -->I am a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton."



* JerkAss: Dr. Silberman, Dougie the guard at the mental hospital, and the bikers whom [[AssholeVictim the T-800 beats up at the biker bar at the beginning of the film.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For the entire first act of the movie, John Connor acts like your typical rotten little brat. He's crass, thieving, and has no respect for authority. He even gets a couple of well-intentioned rescuers needlessly beat up by the T-800 when crying for help, then dismisses them flippantly. However, John has the utmost respect for human life, and is horrified when he realizes the T-800 was about to kill one of those men. Hence he orders the T-800 to never kill (despite the complications this presents later) and potentially endangering his own life to prevent Sarah from becoming a murderer herself. He also, despite his antipathy towards them, attempts to warn his foster parents that they are in danger from the T-1000. He was too late, but at least he tried.
* JustAMachine: Sarah Connor tries to invoke this when trying to convince John to destroy the Terminator reprogrammed to protect them.
-->'''John:''' Don't kill him.
-->'''Sarah:''' ''It'', John. Not "him", "it".
-->'''John:''' Alright, "it"! But we need "it"!

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* JerkAss: Dr. Silberman, Dougie the (the guard at the mental hospital, hospital that licks Sarah's face), and the bikers whom [[AssholeVictim the T-800 beats up at the biker bar at the beginning of the film.]]
film]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For the entire first act of the movie, John Connor acts like your typical rotten little brat. He's crass, thieving, and has no respect for authority. He even gets a couple of well-intentioned rescuers needlessly beat up by the T-800 when crying for help, then dismisses them flippantly. However, John has the utmost respect for human life, and is horrified when he realizes the T-800 was about to kill one of those men. Hence he orders the T-800 to never kill (despite the complications this presents later) and potentially endangering endangeres his own life to prevent Sarah from becoming a murderer herself. He also, despite his antipathy towards them, attempts to warn his foster parents that they are in danger from the T-1000. He was too late, but at least he tried.
* JustAMachine: In the deleted "reprogram the T-800" scene, Sarah Connor tries to invoke this when trying to convince John to destroy the Terminator reprogrammed to protect them.
-->'''John:''' Don't kill him.
-->'''Sarah:'''
him.\\
'''Sarah:'''
''It'', John. Not "him", "it".
-->'''John:'''
"it".\\
'''John:'''
Alright, "it"! But we need "it"!



* KillItWithFire: The method that actually ''works''.

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* KillItWithFire: The method that actually ''works''. Namely, [[spoiler:dropping the T-1000 in a vat of molten iron]].



-->"[[JustAFleshWound He'll live.]]"

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-->"[[JustAFleshWound --->"[[JustAFleshWound He'll live.]]"



** The therapist who exploits Sarah so he can get on TV and be in medical journals eventually becomes the only member of the hospital staff alive who knows exactly what's going on. After years of telling Sarah she's insane for having a similar experience, who would believe him?
** In the third movie, he appears to have convinced himself it didn't really happen.

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** The therapist who exploits Sarah so he can get on TV and be in medical journals eventually becomes the only member of the hospital staff alive who knows exactly what's going on. After years of telling Sarah she's insane for having a similar experience, who would believe him?
**
him? In the third movie, he appears to have convinced himself it didn't really happen.



* LeftStuckAfterAttack: In one scene, T-800 punches T-1000's face and gets his fist stuck in its head. T-1000 then morphs around the fist, putting Arnie in armlock.

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* LeftStuckAfterAttack: In one scene, the T-800 punches the T-1000's in the face and gets his fist stuck in its head. The T-1000 then morphs around so that it's grabbing the fist, T-800's hand, putting Arnie it in armlock.



** When the T-800 climbs onto the semi truck the T-1000 is driving, he grabs an M-16 and unloads ''the entire magazine point blank into its face''. Still doesn't stop it though...

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** When the T-800 climbs onto the semi truck the T-1000 is driving, he grabs an M-16 and unloads ''the entire magazine point blank into its face''. Still doesn't stop face'', stunning it though...long enough for the T-800 to crash the semi.



* MuggingTheMonster: When the T-800, looking like a muscular but otherwise normal [[NakedOnArrival naked guy]], first walks into the biker bar and demands a biker's clothing and bike, the biker responds by blowing smoke in his face, telling him off, and extinguishing his cigar on the T-800's chest. He [[CurbStompBattle quickly comes to regret this choice of actions]].
* MuggleFosterParents: John's foster parents in the second movie fall under this. Their relationship with John is strained but they seem to avert the AbusiveParents trope. They're just frustrated by John's lack of respect for them more than anything else.
* MurderByCremation: Quickly followed by an [[ICannotSelfTerminate Assisted Suicide By Cremation.]]

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* MuggingTheMonster: When the T-800, looking like a muscular but otherwise normal [[NakedOnArrival naked guy]], first walks into the biker bar and demands a biker's clothing and bike, the biker responds by blowing smoke in his face, telling him off, and extinguishing his cigar on the T-800's chest. He [[CurbStompBattle He quickly comes to regret this choice of actions]].
actions.]]
* MuggleFosterParents: John's foster parents in the second movie fall under this. Their parents' relationship with John is strained but they seem to avert the AbusiveParents trope. They're just frustrated by John's lack of respect for them more than anything else.
* MurderByCremation: Quickly followed by an [[ICannotSelfTerminate Assisted Suicide By Cremation.]]Cremation]].



--->"I think I'm gonna throw up."

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--->"I --->I think I'm gonna throw up."



* NakedOnArrival: Due to [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou time travel conventions]], this happens to T-800 and T-1000 when they arrive in the past.

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* NakedOnArrival: Due to [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou time travel conventions]], this happens to the T-800 and T-1000 when they arrive in the past.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The "Hasta la vista" scene, when the T-800 shoots a frozen-by-liquid-nitrogen T-1000. This is more for cool effect more than anything, as the little pieces of the T-1000 start melting and forming back to the T-1000 itself. Had the T-800 left the T-1000 the way it was, it would have had a lot more trouble melting and essentially staying frozen (Compare trying to melt a solid ice block and the equivalent in ice cubes as an example). They could even have had time to toss the still frozen form of the T-1000 into the molten vat (although this was eventually accomplished via the action scene that follows). Possibly Justified, given the sheer amount of damage done to the T-1000 by the shattering (and the fact it later begins malfunctioning as a result) the T-800 may have mistakenly believed that the shattering would damage the T-1000 beyond the ability to repair itself. In which case shattering the T-1000 would be a miscalculation rather than ArtificialStupidity.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The "Hasta la vista" scene, when the T-800 shoots a frozen-by-liquid-nitrogen T-1000. This is more for cool effect more than anything, as the little pieces of the T-1000 start melting and forming back to the T-1000 itself. Had the T-800 left the T-1000 the way it was, it would have had a lot more trouble melting and essentially staying frozen (Compare trying to melt a solid ice block and the equivalent in ice cubes as an example). They could even have had time to toss the still frozen form of the T-1000 into the molten vat (although this was eventually accomplished via the action scene that follows). Possibly Justified, justified, given the sheer amount of damage done to the T-1000 by the shattering (and the fact it later begins malfunctioning as a result) the T-800 may have mistakenly believed that the shattering would damage the T-1000 beyond the ability to repair itself. In itself, in which case shattering the T-1000 would be a miscalculation rather than ArtificialStupidity.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: T-1000. It takes a few times for John and co. to catch on.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The T-1000. It takes a few times for John and co. to catch on.



* ObviousStuntDouble: It is ''amazingly'' obvious that the guy who jumps the motorcycle into the LosAngelesRiver drainage canal is ''not'' Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

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* ObviousStuntDouble: It is There are several very obvious scenes of stunt doubles doing the motorcycle riding during the canal chase, especially the T-800 jumping the Harley into the canal; it's ''amazingly'' obvious that the guy who jumps the motorcycle into the LosAngelesRiver drainage canal is ''not'' Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.



-->'''T-800''': Here, let me try mine.
-->'''Sarah Connor''': ''[[OhCrap John--fire in the hole!]]''

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-->'''T-800''': Here, let me try mine.
-->'''Sarah
mine.\\
'''Sarah
Connor''': ''[[OhCrap John--fire in the hole!]]''



** The T-800 saying "Get down" before shooting the T-1000 in the shoulder. With those two words, John (and the audience, if TheReveal wasn't spoiled for them ahead of time) know who the good guy is.



** The T-800 saying "Get down" before shooting the T-1000 in the shoulder. With those two words, John (and the audience, if TheReveal wasn't spoiled for them ahead of time) know who the good guy is.



* PickYourHumanHalf: The T-800 slides along a scale. When it first shows up looking like a normal BadassBiker, it is almost as inhuman as its predecessor from the first film. As the film progresses and the T-800 gets progressively worse for wear (to the point where its robotic endoskeleton is showing), it starts to act more human. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in a [[ExecutiveMeddling deleted scene]] where the Connors take out the Terminator's [[PersonalityChip CPU]] and reset the switch, which allows it to learn and ultimately function as more than just an automaton.

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* PickYourHumanHalf: The T-800 slides along a scale. When it first shows up looking like a normal BadassBiker, it is almost as inhuman as its predecessor from the first film. As the film progresses and the T-800 gets progressively worse for wear (to the point where its robotic endoskeleton is showing), it starts to act more human. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in a [[ExecutiveMeddling deleted scene]] where the Connors take out the Terminator's [[PersonalityChip CPU]] and reset the switch, which allows it to learn and ultimately function as more than just an automaton.



* RailingKill: T-1000.

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* RailingKill: T-1000.After taking a grenade in the gut, the T-1000 falls over a chain rail on the platform into the vat of molten iron underneath.



* ResurrectionSickness: A very subtle example was edited out of the theatrical release (but included in the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition). After its freezing, shattering, melting, and re-forming at the steel mill, the T-1000 struggles to keep its form. Its feet and hands "merge" into the floor and handrails, and its entire body refreshes itself from head to toe from time to time. In a deleted part of the scene where John sees both Sarah and the T-1000 (in Sarah's form), John sees one such refresh, which tips him off as to which Sarah is real.

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* ResurrectionSickness: A very subtle example was edited out of the theatrical release (but included in the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition). After its freezing, shattering, melting, and re-forming at the steel mill, the T-1000 struggles to keep its form. Its feet and hands "merge" into the floor and handrails, and its entire body refreshes itself from head to toe from time to time. In a deleted part of the scene where John sees both Sarah and the T-1000 (in Sarah's form), John sees one such refresh, that its feet have melded into the platform, which tips him off as to which Sarah is real.



* RuleOfCool: The Beretta [=92FS=] handguns are given a suppressed firing sound over the actual loud one they have.

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* RuleOfCool: RuleOfCool:
**
The Beretta [=92FS=] handguns are given a suppressed firing sound over the actual loud one they have.



* SapientTank: Shown during the RobotWar.

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* SapientTank: Shown during the RobotWar.RobotWar, as HK tanks fire on the humans.



* ShapeshifterBaggage: This is averted. The T-1000 can shapeshift, but the T-800 explicitly says the shapeshifting Terminator cannot turn into anything with mechanically complex parts, nor can it gain or lose mass. Pedants have pointed out that the human body is very complex, but shots that show the T-1000's interior reveal nothing but solid silver-colored metal. In essence, if the T-1000 can mimic behavior or the ''exterior shape'' of something, it will do that as opposed to trying to copy it exactly. The T-1000 could theoretically morph into the shape of a gun, but it can't turn into an actual working gun. Much like a ball of clay, the outside matches, but the inside isn't the same as what it's mimicking. The film also shows the T-1000 moving by morphing instead of by anything resembling human structure. During the film's climax, the T-800 slams the T-1000 face-first against a wall, but the T-1000 morphs its back into its front; moments later, the T-800 puts a fist through the T-1000's head, which promptly becomes a hand holding said fist while a "new" head sprouts from its shoulder. At one point in the novelization, the T-1000 takes the shape of a fat policeman, but the narration explicitly says the Terminator "didnít like the shape" because needing to replicate the appearance forced it to assume a less dense configuration (presumably, it morphed "bubbles" inside of itself). This explains why it repeatedly returned to the "thin" policeman shape: it was just right.
* ShapeShifterSwanSong: The T-1000 changes forms rapidly in an attempt to escape the [[LavaPit vat of molten iron it's thrown into]]. That doesn't save it.

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* ShapeshifterBaggage: This is averted. The T-1000 can shapeshift, but the T-800 explicitly says the shapeshifting Terminator it cannot turn into anything with mechanically complex parts, nor can it gain or lose mass. Pedants have pointed out that the human body is very complex, but shots that show the T-1000's interior reveal nothing but solid silver-colored metal. In essence, if the T-1000 can mimic behavior or the ''exterior shape'' of something, it will do that as opposed to trying to copy it exactly. The T-1000 could theoretically morph into the shape of a gun, but it can't turn into an actual working gun. Much like a ball of clay, the outside matches, but the inside isn't the same as what it's mimicking. The film also shows the T-1000 moving by morphing instead of by anything resembling human structure. During the film's climax, the T-800 slams the T-1000 face-first against a wall, but the T-1000 morphs its back into its front; moments later, the T-800 puts a fist through the T-1000's head, which promptly becomes a hand holding said fist while a "new" head sprouts from its shoulder. At one point in the novelization, the T-1000 takes the shape of a fat policeman, but the narration explicitly says the Terminator it "didnít like the shape" because needing to replicate the appearance forced it to assume a less dense configuration (presumably, it morphed "bubbles" inside of itself). This explains why it repeatedly returned to the "thin" policeman shape: it was just right.
* ShapeShifterSwanSong: The As the T-1000 burns in the molten iron, it changes into all the forms rapidly in an attempt to escape the [[LavaPit vat of molten iron it's thrown into]]. That doesn't save it.it had take prior..and then they start melding together.



** The name of John's foster parents is Voight. Considering they're only introduced into the script as an excuse to provide a "Who was phone?" moment where the T-800 figures out that the T-1000 has killed the Voights, it is clear that their name is a shout out to the Voight-Kampff test in ''Film/{{Blade Runner}}''--a test aimed at detecting replicants amidst humans.

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** The name of John's foster parents is Voight. Considering they're only introduced into the script as an excuse to provide a "Who was phone?" moment where the T-800 figures out that the T-1000 has killed the Voights, it is clear that their name is a shout out to the Voight-Kampff test in ''Film/{{Blade Runner}}''--a ''Film/BladeRunner''--a test aimed at detecting replicants amidst humans.



* [[invoked]]SpecialEffectFailure: The film invokes this with the T-1000 after it recovers from being frozen and re-melted. With its morphing ability now damaged, the T-1000 involuntarily takes on the appearance of things it touches (a striped railing, the patterned metal floor), its feet partially melt into what it's standing on, and its chrome form ripples through its "skin" a couple of times. This was only briefly shown in the theatrical edition, but expanded on in the [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]. (Actual Special Effect Failures also occur in the film.)

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* [[invoked]]SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
**
The film invokes {{invoke|dTrope}}s this with the T-1000 after it recovers from being frozen and re-melted. With its morphing ability now damaged, the T-1000 involuntarily takes on the appearance of things it touches (a striped railing, the patterned metal floor), its feet partially melt into what it's standing on, and its chrome form ripples through its "skin" a couple of times. This was only briefly shown in the theatrical edition, but expanded on in the [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]. (Actual Special Effect Failures also occur in cut]].
** Schwarzenegger's metal facial prosthetics are pretty obvious, especially
the film.)unmoving robot eye.
** When the wrecker crashes into the overpass at the climax of the canal chase, the dummy behind the wheel is ''incredibly'' obvious.



-->'''John:''' (after the T-800 kneecaps a guard) Hey, you promised!
-->'''T-800:''' (examines the guard, who is still yelling in agony) He'll live.

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-->'''John:''' (after (''after the T-800 kneecaps a guard) guard'') Hey, you promised!
-->'''T-800:''' (examines
promised!\\
'''T-800:''' *''examines
the guard, who is still yelling in agony) agony''* He'll live.



* TwoKeyedLock

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* TwoKeyedLockTwoKeyedLock: The vault where the original T-800's arm and processor are stored has this type of lock, with one key behind lock and key itself. During the break-in, the silent alarm is tripped, locking Dyson out from accessing this key; John uses his PIN-cracking device to get it.



* [[invoked]]UncannyValley: Invoked. The T-1000 fits this trope for most of his screen time. On the commentary, co-writer Bill Wisher points out that throughout the film, Robert Patrick, who plays the T-1000, moves like a human being but just a ''tad'' smoother (because he's a liquid creature). In the scene where he talks to John's foster parents and again when he arrives at the mental hospital to ask the night nurse to see Sarah Connor, he behaves like a normal person (even smiling in a natural way in the former scene), but still puts out a subtly menacing vibe. As a more advanced Terminator and remaining more true to Creator/JamesCameron's original idea of the Terminator as an under-the-radar infiltrator (he disguises himself as a ''cop'' for crying out loud), it's expected that the T-1000 could more accurately mimic a human posture, mannerisms and demeanor than a T-800, but still do so in such a way that there was still something "off" and spooky about him. Creator/JamesCameron mentioned in the "making of" video that he cast Robert Patrick in part because "he moves like a cat", and the T-1000 regards its environment in an almost feline way.

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* [[invoked]]UncannyValley: Invoked.UncannyValley: {{Invoked|Trope}}. The T-1000 fits this trope for most of his screen time. On the commentary, co-writer Bill Wisher points out that throughout the film, Robert Patrick, who plays the T-1000, moves like a human being but just a ''tad'' smoother (because he's a liquid creature). In the scene where he talks to John's foster parents and again when he arrives at the mental hospital to ask the night nurse to see Sarah Connor, he behaves like a normal person (even smiling in a natural way in the former scene), but still puts out a subtly menacing vibe. As a more advanced Terminator and remaining more true to Creator/JamesCameron's original idea of the Terminator as an under-the-radar infiltrator (he disguises himself as a ''cop'' for crying out loud), it's expected that the T-1000 could more accurately mimic a human posture, mannerisms and demeanor than a T-800, but still do so in such a way that there was still something "off" and spooky about him. Creator/JamesCameron mentioned in the "making of" video that he cast Robert Patrick in part because "he moves like a cat", and the T-1000 regards its environment in an almost feline way. Also, the way it runs is noticeably but subtly off, as it keeps a very upright posture and its face never shows fatigue, or even labored breathing.



* TheUnSmile: John tries to teach the T-800 how to smile. Its first attempt doesn't go so well.

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* TheUnSmile: In a deleted scene, John tries to teach the T-800 how to smile. Its first attempt doesn't go so well.



* WallOfWeapons: Sarah Connor has an underground cache of weapons hidden in the desert--not that we need convincing she's a {{Badass}} by this point in the film. John's reaction? "One thing about my mom: she always plans ahead."
* WeHaveTheKeys: In one part of the film, the T-800 punches through a car window, then hotwires the car. John flips down the windshield visor to reveal the keys, waving them in the Terminator's face and making a snide remark about "learning". [[BrickJoke The second time the T-800 needs a vehicle, he gets in and flips down the visor to find the keys.]] (Weirdly enough, [[SwissCheeseSecurity the vehicle is a SWAT van]]; you'd think cops would know better.)

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* WallOfWeapons: Sarah Connor has an underground cache of weapons hidden in the desert--not that we need convincing she's a {{Badass}} by this point in the film. John's reaction? "One
-->'''John''': One
thing about my mom: she always plans ahead."
ahead.
* WeHaveTheKeys: In one part of the film, the T-800 punches through a car window, then hotwires the car.car by breaking the steering column open. John flips down the windshield visor to reveal the keys, waving them in the Terminator's face and making a snide remark about "learning". [[BrickJoke The second time the T-800 needs a vehicle, he gets in and starts to break the steering column, then flips down the visor to find the keys.]] (Weirdly enough, [[SwissCheeseSecurity the vehicle is a SWAT van]]; you'd think cops would know better.)



-->"The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine--a Terminator--can learn the value of human life...maybe we can, too."

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-->"The -->The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine--a Terminator--can learn the value of human life...maybe we can, too."



* YouWouldntShootMe: Sarah demands the guards in the mental ward open the door as she holds Dr. Silberman hostage with a syringe of drain cleaner pressed against his neck. Silberman tries arguing that she's not a killer, but Sarah shouts back that they're all going to die in the impending nuclear war. "You know I believe it, Silberman!" Silberman then tells the guards to open the door. Later on, Sarah aims a gun at Miles Dyson--whose death might stop Judgment Day--but she can't bring herself to pull the trigger.

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* YouWouldntShootMe: Sarah demands the guards in the mental ward open the door as she holds Dr. Silberman hostage with a syringe of drain cleaner pressed against stuck in his neck. Silberman tries arguing that she's not a killer, but Sarah shouts back that they're all going to die in the impending nuclear war. "You know I believe it, Silberman!" Silberman then tells the guards to open the door. Later on, Sarah aims a gun at Miles Dyson--whose death might stop Judgment Day--but she can't bring herself to pull the trigger.
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* ElevatorEscape: Sarah, John and the T-800 use an elevator to get a lead on the pursuing T-1000 during Sarah's rescue from the mental hospital. It's initally subverted when the T-1000 reaches the doors just as they close and pulls them open, but then immediately put back on track when a well-placed shotgun blast stuns him and the doors close normally.

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* ElevatorActionSequence / ElevatorEscape: Sarah, John and the T-800 use an elevator to get a lead on the pursuing T-1000 during Sarah's rescue from the mental hospital. It's initally subverted when the The T-1000 reaches the doors just as they close and pulls them open, but then immediately put back on track when a well-placed shotgun blast stuns him and the doors close normally.[[note]]Linda Hamilton forgot her earplugs while filming this scene and suffered permanent hearing damage as a result of all the gunfire.[[/note]]
17th Jul '16 4:28:35 AM eroock
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* ElevatorActionSequence: There is a rather memorable Elevator Action Sequence as Sarah, John, and the T-800 escape from the mental institution. The T-1000 attempts to sword-thrust its way into the elevator at several points. Linda Hamilton forgot her earplugs while filming this scene and suffered permanent hearing damage as a result of all the gunfire.
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Being able to turn his arms into blades, this is implied to be the T-1000's choice approach for killing people. Both his on-screen kills without firearms (Todd Voight and the hospital guard) were like this.
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* CueTheBilliardShot: The bar scene starts with a pool table shot before it pans up to show the biker watching the T-800 enter.
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* PracticalEffects: In scenes that called for two Sarah Connors to be on-screen simultaneously (a deleted scene featuring a mirror, and the finale when the T-1000 copied Sarah's appearance), Linda Hamilton's twin sister Leslie was called in to play the second Sarah.
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