History Franchise / Terminator

22nd Sep '16 12:21:27 PM KingZeal
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* BigGood: John Connor is fated to be one of these, and in ''Terminator Salvation'' he consequently is.

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* BigGood: Future John Connor is fated to be one of these, Both led the Human Resistance after the apocalypse and sent the "Protectors" back in ''Terminator Salvation'' he consequently is.time to save Skynet's targets. He is also the origin of the story's ArcWords: "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves", which sparks the pre-Judgment Day heroes to try and prevent the nuclear war. The StableTimeLoop, however, makes it unclear who between himself, Reese and Sarah first came up with it.



19th Sep '16 8:50:27 AM KingZeal
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* DownplayedTrope: James Cameron's directing style uses a LOT of these in the first two movies. A lot of information we can ''infer'' from the film, although the film either doesn't tell us or show us much.
** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', Kyle saves Sarah at the last possible second by shooting the Terminator's arm away as it fires. It's ''really'' to tell unless you use a [[FreezeFrameBonus pause button]].
** We're never told how fast a Terminator can run, but the Terminator's HUD in the alleyway outside of Tech Noir shows that it's slowly gaining on Kyle and Sarah. In Behind the Scenes commentary, Cameron confirms this saying that Kyle knew they had no hope of outrunning it.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', we're again never given any indication of how fast the T-1000 can run. However, the camera blocking and positioning show him only ''barely'' being outpaced by a motorbike, which is our first major clue that this is a more advanced model of Terminator.
** During the helicopter chase at the end of the film, we're never given a good look at the T-1000's four arms that it needs to both pilot the chopper, and fire and reload a sub-machinegun.
16th Sep '16 2:57:52 PM KingZeal
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* ImplacableMan: The terminators. Oh, and Marcus Wright. In T2 and T3, there are implacable men fighting ''each other''.

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* ImplacableMan: The terminators. Oh, and Marcus Wright. In T2 and T3, the sequels, there are implacable men fighting ''each other''.


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* NotAfraidToDie: Supplemental materials state this as one of the core defining elements of a Terminator. Terminators are programmed to remain functional until they've completed their mission, and afterwards, they don't care if they're destroyed. In the original script of ''T2'', John argues that this is why a Terminator can't empathize with people--because unlike Terminators, people ''are'' afraid to die. It's also played with in regards to "smarter" machines, such as the T-1000 and [=SkyNet=] itself. The T-1000 is programmed to preserve itself as much as possible, to the degree that it will ''panic'' if it takes too much damage. And of course, [=SkyNet=] famously started a nuclear war out of self-preservation. Cameron's vision of the series was that the machines created by humans will ultimately reflect humanity's values.
16th Sep '16 2:39:21 PM KingZeal
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** one possible theory is that they use the liquid metal used in T-1000s, while not as efficent as hydraulic fluid, it wouldn't dry out.
16th Sep '16 2:30:10 PM finalfaw
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** one possible theory is that they use the liquid metal used in T-1000s, while not as efficent as hydraulic fluid, it wouldn't dry out.
31st Jul '16 7:31:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Creator/HarlanEllison sued Cameron due to similarities to two ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episodes he wrote, "Soldier" and "Demon with a Glass Hand". The matter was settled out of court under unknown terms, and an acknowledgment to Ellison's works was added to the film.

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Creator/HarlanEllison sued Cameron due to similarities to two ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episodes he wrote, "Soldier" and "Demon with a Glass Hand". The matter was settled out of court under unknown terms, and an acknowledgment to Ellison's works was added to the film.
10th May '16 10:50:37 PM erforce
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* AlternateContinuity: ''Terminator 3'' + ''Salvation'' together in one continuity with ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in the other.

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* AlternateContinuity: ''Terminator 3'' + ''Salvation'' together in one continuity with ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''The Sarah Connor Chronicles'' in the other.



* TheNudifier: Time travel requires that you travel naked as nothing that isn't "living" (be it human skin, or highly mutative liquid metal) can go through the time-displacing field. As shown in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', time travelers going in with clothing [[NakedOnArrival come out naked]].

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* TheNudifier: Time travel requires that you travel naked as nothing that isn't "living" (be it human skin, or highly mutative liquid metal) can go through the time-displacing field. As shown in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''The Sarah Connor Chronicles'', time travelers going in with clothing [[NakedOnArrival come out naked]].



* RecurringCharacter: Dr. Silberman, who shows up in the first three movies and ''TheSarahConnorChronicles.''

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* RecurringCharacter: Dr. Silberman, who shows up in the first three movies and ''TheSarahConnorChronicles.''The Sarah Connor Chronicles.''



** The T2 novelization says that Skynet only created the T-1000 as a last-ditch effort, because the liquid-metal machine would be too difficult to keep under its control. This theme was explored in more detail in the second season of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', which features a rebellious T-1001.

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** The T2 novelization says that Skynet only created the T-1000 as a last-ditch effort, because the liquid-metal machine would be too difficult to keep under its control. This theme was explored in more detail in the second season of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''The Sarah Connor Chronicles'', which features a rebellious T-1001.



* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: There's the lanky Robert Patrick police officer T-1000 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and the supermodel Kristina Loken Terminatrix T-X in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''. Their true appearance is a liquid metal blob and an endo-skeletal robot, respectively. They also play with this trope with Ahnold, but with his voice, rather than his form. He can imitate anyone's voice, but most of his lines are said in a thick Austrian accent. Catherine Weaver of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' spends most of her time in a form played by [[{{Garbage}} Shirley Manson]]. She's also pretending to actually be the person who's form she's wearing, so she would retain that one.

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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: There's the lanky Robert Patrick police officer T-1000 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' ''T2'' and the supermodel Kristina Loken Terminatrix T-X in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''.''T3''. Their true appearance is a liquid metal blob and an endo-skeletal robot, respectively. They also play with this trope with Ahnold, but with his voice, rather than his form. He can imitate anyone's voice, but most of his lines are said in a thick Austrian accent. Catherine Weaver of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''The Sarah Connor Chronicles'' spends most of her time in a form played by [[{{Garbage}} [[Music/{{Garbage}} Shirley Manson]]. She's also pretending to actually be the person who's form she's wearing, so she would retain that one.



* TrustPassword: "Come with me if you want to live" is what Reese says to Sarah Connor when they first meet. In ''T2'' and ''TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' it's how terminators identify themselves as good guys.
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* TrustPassword: "Come with me if you want to live" is what Reese says to Sarah Connor when they first meet. In ''T2'' and ''TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''The Sarah Connor Chronicles,'' it's how terminators identify themselves as good guys.
* %%* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters
10th May '16 12:56:07 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/TheNewJohnConnorChronicles''
* ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorDreams''
** ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorHunt''
* ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationFromTheAshes''
** ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationColdWar''
** ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationTrialByFire''

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* %%* ''Literature/TheNewJohnConnorChronicles''
* %%* ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorDreams''
** %%** ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorHunt''
* %%* ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationFromTheAshes''
** %%** ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationColdWar''
** %%** ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationTrialByFire''



* TheLoad: Both Sarah and John Connor assume this role in the [[Film/{{Terminator}} first]] and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second]] movies respectively, the former initially being a relatively airheaded fast food waitress and the latter being a delinquent kid with two seconds of usefulness [[FridgeLogic cracking a safe that the Terminator could have easily ripped open with one hand]]. Of course they both TookALevelInBadass in time for their next film appearances, mostly because of [[WarIsHell what they went through]].

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* TheLoad: Both Sarah and John Connor assume this role in the [[Film/{{Terminator}} [[Film/TheTerminator first]] and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second]] movies respectively, the former initially being a relatively airheaded fast food waitress and the latter being a delinquent kid with two seconds of usefulness [[FridgeLogic cracking a safe that the Terminator could have easily ripped open with one hand]]. Of course they both TookALevelInBadass in time for their next film appearances, mostly because of [[WarIsHell what they went through]].
4th May '16 12:47:46 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* NakedOnArrival: Due to [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou time travel conventions]], this happens to T-800 and T-1000 in the second and to T-X in the third installment.

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* NakedOnArrival: Due to [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou time travel conventions]], this happens to T-800 and T-1000 in the second and to T-X and T-850 in the third installment.


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** In T3, we see a shot of a Victoria's Secret billboard advertising the Wonderbra. This inspires the T-X to [[BreastEnlargement enlarge her breasts]] to distract a police officer who pulled her over.
3rd May '16 1:50:04 AM erforce
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* Films:
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' (1984)
** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' (1991)
** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' (2003)
** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' (2009)
** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' (2015)
* TV series:
** ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' (2008-2009)
* Comics:
** ''Comicbook/RoboCopVersusTheTerminator''
* Theme Parks:
** ''Ride/Terminator23DBattleAcrossTime''
* Novels:
** ''Literature/T2Trilogy''
** ''Literature/TheNewJohnConnorChronicles''
** ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorDreams''

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[[AC:Films]]
* Films:
**
''Film/TheTerminator'' (1984)
** * ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' (1991)
** * ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' (2003)
** * ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' (2009)
** * ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' (2015)
(2015)

[[AC:TV series]]
* TV series:
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''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' (2008-2009)
(2008-2009)

[[AC:Comics]]
* Comics:
** ''Comicbook/RoboCopVersusTheTerminator''
''Comicbook/RoboCopVersusTheTerminator''

[[AC:Theme Parks]]
* Theme Parks:
** ''Ride/Terminator23DBattleAcrossTime''
''Ride/Terminator23DBattleAcrossTime''

[[AC:Novels]]
* Novels:
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''Literature/T2Trilogy''
** * ''Literature/TheNewJohnConnorChronicles''
** * ''Literature/Terminator3TerminatorDreams''



** ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationFromTheAshes''

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** * ''Literature/TerminatorSalvationFromTheAshes''


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[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TerminatorSalvationArcade''
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