History Franchise / Terminator

21st Apr '18 10:31:52 PM nombretomado
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* TimeyWimeyBall: Possibly the most {{egregious}} example of all time: no two films treat the rules of TimeTravel exactly the same way, and sometimes there are inconsistencies even within the same film. Figuring out how it's all supposed to work is nigh impossible (And yet, [[http://io9.com/5191092/10-different-timelines-from-the-terminator-universe people]] [[http://io9.com/5192446/a-whiteboard-that-explains-terminators-entire-history try]].) ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' effectively turns the franchise into Timey Wimey Volley Ball.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Possibly the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of all time: no two films treat the rules of TimeTravel exactly the same way, and sometimes there are inconsistencies even within the same film. Figuring out how it's all supposed to work is nigh impossible (And yet, [[http://io9.com/5191092/10-different-timelines-from-the-terminator-universe people]] [[http://io9.com/5192446/a-whiteboard-that-explains-terminators-entire-history try]].) ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' effectively turns the franchise into Timey Wimey Volley Ball.
12th Apr '18 10:16:04 AM Theriocephalus
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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around [[ImplacableMan implacable]] [[TimeTravel time-travelling]] {{Killer Robot}}s - Terminators. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the most iconic of the eponymous cyborgs, into superstardom.

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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around [[ImplacableMan implacable]] [[TimeTravel time-travelling]] {{Killer Robot}}s - -- Terminators. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the most iconic of the eponymous cyborgs, into superstardom.



* {{Catchphrase}}: The original "I'll be back," and to a lesser extent "get out," "fuck you, asshole," and "hasta la vista, baby."

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* {{Catchphrase}}: The original "I'll be back," back", and to a lesser extent "get out," out", "fuck you, asshole," asshole", and "hasta la vista, baby."baby".



* ContinuityReboot: The [[http://movies.yahoo.com/news/paramount-sets-terminator-relaunch-june-26-2015-231605997.html new trilogy]] is apparently this, though Arnold is confirmed to be return in the title role - and the movie starts in the original continuity only for Kyle Reese to discover the past isn't what it was supposed to be.

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* ContinuityReboot: The [[http://movies.yahoo.com/news/paramount-sets-terminator-relaunch-june-26-2015-231605997.html new trilogy]] is apparently this, though Arnold is confirmed to be return in the title role - -- and the movie starts in the original continuity only for Kyle Reese to discover the past isn't what it was supposed to be.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''T4'' makes [=SkyNet=]'s death camps for humans very eerily reminiscent of the Holocaust, with one prisoner even referring to the HK Transports that take them to the facility as "cattle cars."

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''T4'' makes [=SkyNet=]'s death camps for humans very eerily reminiscent of the Holocaust, with one prisoner even referring to the HK Transports that take them to the facility as "cattle cars."cars".



* KillAllHumans: [=SkyNet=] wishes to do this, seeing humans as a threat to its existence. A deleted scene in T2 would have revealed that [=SkyNet=] is paranoid enough that it also sees its own armies as a threat - it intentionally limits learning in the T-800 which the Connors would have re-enabled (explaining the picking up of "Hasta la vista, baby", among others).

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* KillAllHumans: [=SkyNet=] wishes to do this, seeing humans as a threat to its existence. A deleted scene in T2 would have revealed that [=SkyNet=] is paranoid enough that it also sees its own armies as a threat - -- it intentionally limits learning in the T-800 which the Connors would have re-enabled (explaining the picking up of "Hasta la vista, baby", among others).



* SignatureShot: There is a recurring close-up shot of a Terminator stepping on (or in one case, driving his car over) something which could be seen as representing humanity - a human skull, roses, toy truck...

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* SignatureShot: There is a recurring close-up shot of a Terminator stepping on (or in one case, driving his car over) something which could be seen as representing humanity - -- a human skull, roses, a toy truck...
7th Apr '18 1:22:14 PM KingClark
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** The currently-untitled sixth ''Terminator'' film will ignore all of the sequels after ''Terminator 2'' and will follow an older Sarah Connor, along with the human whom the T-800 is modeled after. In some respects, the premise is similar to Sterling's novels.
22nd Mar '18 9:10:09 PM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Backstory}}

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* {{Backstory}}{{Backstory}}: The War Against the Machines, told partially by Kyle Reese on the first film and just gotten more detailed as the franchise has gone on.



%%* BadFuture: In the future, mankind is fighting to survive against the robotic threat, [=SkyNet=].

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%%* * BadFuture: In the future, [=SkyNet=] is the major threat in a RobotWar that started with the near-total annihilation of mankind is via nuclear weaponry and that hasn't gotten any better in terms of odds fighting to survive survive. Most of the franchise is the constant battle against a TimeyWimeyBall that may or may not end with the robotic threat, [=SkyNet=]. machines winning the war.
22nd Mar '18 8:57:17 PM JAG01
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** The human flesh covering the T-800 series is neither NighInvulnerable nor ImmuneToBullets, however. It does take damage and die, and it is susceptible to disease. Halfway through the first movie, the Terminator's human disguise has developed gangrene and started to rot from all the damage it's taken, and the landlord's pounding on the door complaining about the smell. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This notably doesn't occur in subsequent T-800 models in the series.]]
11th Feb '18 12:29:57 AM VulgarBee
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%%* BadFuture: In the future, mankind is fighting to survive against the robotic threat, [=SkyNet=].
8th Dec '17 8:16:28 PM JesseMB27
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* MeatSackRobot: Even though the terminators through out the franchise have been referred to as "cyborgs" (which in the strictest sense of anything composed of both biological material and robotic technology can be true), however they are non-living machines with living tissue attached to themselves instead of being living beings with technological modifications grafted onto their bodies.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, the I-Series Terminators are cloned humans whose bodies are controlled by a CPU and other cybernetic implants. Because of this, they are [[TheyLookLikeEveryoneElse undetectable on a physical level]], and even if their fragile human bodies are killed, the cybernetic components can [[AutoRevive revive them]] after a few hours. They even [[MasterOfYourDomain have complete control over all biological processes]], such as being able to sweat, stop bleeding, cure infections, and [[FeelNoPain ignore pain]] on command.
** In ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', [[spoiler:Marcus Wright]] is basically a flesh-covered robot over robot-covered-flesh. His brain, his heart and certain other functions are all organic, and his flesh and skin are his own. His brain, however, is outfitted with a chip that not only relays information to Skynet, but allows the supercomputer to give him subtle "nudges" to carry out directives.
15th Oct '17 4:07:21 PM StFan
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* ''Comicbook/RoboCopVersusTheTerminator''

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4th Oct '17 1:13:05 AM StardustSoldier
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** The first film due to its {{Horror}} themes, miniscule budget, featuring the T-101 as the main villain, and [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast rigid rules on time travel.]]

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** The first film due to its {{Horror}} themes, miniscule budget, featuring the T-101 T-800 as the main villain, and [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast rigid rules on time travel.]]
9th Aug '17 2:29:54 PM Saveelich
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* ''Terminator 6'' (2019)
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