History Film / TheTerminator

14th Aug '17 9:30:28 PM ImSpidey2
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* AnimalImmunity: Played straight, but also subverted. The titular character doesn't harm any animals, though in Reese's future flashback, a different Terminator is shown shooting and killing patrol dogs.


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* ImprobableInfantSurvival: Played straight, but also subverted. The titular character doesn't harm any animals, [[spoiler:and of course John's birth goes uninterrupted]], though in Reese's future flashback, a different Terminator is shown shooting and killing patrol dogs.
14th Aug '17 9:27:07 PM ImSpidey2
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* AnimalImmunity: Played straight, but also subverted. The titular character doesn't harm any animals, though in Reese's future flashback, a different Terminator is shown shooting and killing patrol dogs.
14th Aug '17 9:21:51 PM ImSpidey2
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* PetTheDog: Well, ''kind of.'' The Terminator encounters two dogs [[AnimalsHateHim barking at him]], though all he does is to just glance at them and just ignore them overall.

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* PetTheDog: Well, ''kind of.'' The Terminator encounters two dogs a dog [[EvilDetectingDog barking]] [[AnimalsHateHim barking at him]], him]] before the death of the first Sarah Connor, though all he does is to just glance at them the dog and just ignore them overall.him overall. He sees another one barking at him right before the climax, but that goes ignored as well.
13th Aug '17 4:14:42 PM ImSpidey2
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* PetTheDog: Well, ''kind of.'' The Terminator encounters two dogs [[AnimalsHateHim barking at him]], though all he does is to just glance at them and just ignore them overall.
8th Aug '17 8:56:41 AM Njein
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* MuggingTheMonster: A trio of hoodlums decides that it's a good idea to pick on a Herculean naked man walking around at night. While it's generally not a good idea to start fights with crazed weightlifters, the punks probably would have been at an advantage had their intended victim not been a killbot from the future. Also played with, in that the Terminator is essentially mugging ''them'' (of their clothes, that is) before they decide to take out their knives.

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* MuggingTheMonster: A trio of hoodlums decides think that it's a good idea to pick on a Herculean naked man walking around at night. While it's generally not a good idea to start fights with crazed weightlifters, the punks probably would have been at an advantage had their intended victim not been a killbot killer robot sent from the future. Also played with, in that the Terminator is essentially mugging ''them'' (of their clothes, that is) before they decide to take out their knives.



* NearVillainVictory: The Terminator comes ''insanely'' close to murdering Sarah Connor in the Tech Noir club and accomplishing [=SkyNet=]'s mission. He scours the club, and when he finally spots Sarah, the scene shifts to slow-mo with a [[DroneOfDread droning metallic theme]] in the background. He calmly walks over and targets his gun's laser sight directly at her head, as Kyle grabs his shotgun from across the room and frantically tries to get the other people out of the way. The Terminator is less than a second from blowing her brains all over the floor when Kyle blasts him. If you pay attention, the Terminator actually fired and ''missed'' Sarah due to the impact of Kyle's shot throwing off his balance by a few inches.

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* NearVillainVictory: The Terminator comes ''insanely'' close to murdering Sarah Connor in the Tech Noir club and accomplishing [=SkyNet=]'s mission. He scours the club, and when he finally spots Sarah, the scene shifts to slow-mo with a [[DroneOfDread droning metallic theme]] in the background. He calmly walks over and targets his gun's laser sight directly at her head, as Kyle grabs his shotgun from across the room and frantically tries to get the other people out of the way. The Terminator is less than a second from blowing her brains all over the floor when Kyle blasts him. If you pay the viewer pays close attention, the Terminator actually fired and ''missed'' Sarah due to the impact of Kyle's shot throwing off his balance by a few inches.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Although strictly speaking not undead ''per-se'', the T-800's increasingly decayed and putrefied form, not to mention its increasingly robotic and shambling gait as its form is punishingly pulverized by speeding vehicles clearly invokes the image of a murderous living corpse.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Although strictly speaking not undead ''per-se'', the T-800's increasingly decayed and putrefied form, not to mention its increasingly robotic and shambling gait as its form is repeatedly and punishingly pulverized by speeding vehicles clearly invokes the image of a murderous living corpse.


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* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck you, asshole."
1st Aug '17 7:22:58 PM ImSpidey2
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-->''[[TheStinger I'll be back.]]''
29th Jul '17 5:04:53 PM maxwellsilver
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* CopKiller: The T-800 massacres an entire police station in an attempt to get to Sarah Connor. Radio reports later reveal that quite predictably a nation-wide manhunt was started for the mysterious gunman. The cops are still looking for the shooter in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' to get justice for the officers who were killed on that night.

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* CopKiller: CopKillerManhunt: The T-800 massacres an entire police station in an attempt to get to Sarah Connor. Radio reports later reveal that quite predictably a nation-wide manhunt was started for the mysterious gunman. The cops are still looking for the shooter in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' to get justice for the officers who were killed on that night.
25th Jul '17 9:34:57 AM caffeinatedkate
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Had the Terminator ''not'' attacked the police station, Kyle would have been carted off to jail and Sarah would have gone home with her mother. By attacking, it causes Reese to rescue Sarah instead.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Had the Terminator ''not'' attacked the police station, Kyle would have been carted off to jail and Sarah would have gone home with her mother. By attacking, it causes gives Reese a chance to rescue Sarah and go on the run instead.


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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:John is this for Sarah and Kyle. Though the fact he's also the destined saviour of the human race and there's a StableTimeLoop involved makes it a more complicated case than usual.]]
29th Jun '17 1:16:20 AM LtFedora
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** The time jump is depicted by only blue lightning and doesn't include the sphere which instantly destroys whatever it touches nearby.
4th Apr '17 10:50:51 AM eroock
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* CompromisingCall: Inverted. Sarah is the one in danger, and tries to call her friend Ginger to warn her of the killer that's stalking her. Unfortunately for Sarah, Ginger is already dead and the voice mail Sarah leaves lets the Terminator not only know it killed the wrong woman, but exactly where Sarah is.
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