History Franchise / Terminator

2nd Dec '16 9:25:20 AM Saveelich
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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around [[ImplacableMan implacable]] {{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.
2nd Dec '16 9:24:35 AM Saveelich
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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around [[ImplacableMan implacable]] {{Killer Robot}}s - Terminators. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the eponymous cyborg, into superstardom.

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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around [[ImplacableMan implacable]] {{Killer Robot}}s - Terminators. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the most iconic of the eponymous cyborg, cyborgs, into superstardom.
2nd Dec '16 9:22:45 AM Saveelich
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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around an [[ImplacableMan implacable]] KillerRobot - The Terminator. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the eponymous cyborg, into superstardom.

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The ''Terminator'' is a ScienceFiction film franchise revolving around an [[ImplacableMan implacable]] KillerRobot {{Killer Robot}}s - The Terminator.Terminators. The franchise helped shoot Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who portrayed the eponymous cyborg, into superstardom.
10th Nov '16 5:28:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ApocalypseDayPlanner
6th Nov '16 3:22:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Any of the terminators, but particularly the T-800. Reese was the first human badass and Sarah Connor TookALevelInBadass.
** And John Connor. In fact, very little of the ''Terminator'' movies [[WorldOfBadass is not badassery.]]



* MadeOfIron: Sure, John Connor is ''the'' {{Badass}} human of the Future War, there's only so many times a guy can get up from being thrown INTO steel walls like nothing has happened before it becomes hilariously funny.

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* MadeOfIron: Sure, John Connor is ''the'' {{Badass}} badass human of the Future War, there's only so many times a guy can get up from being thrown INTO steel walls like nothing has happened before it becomes hilariously funny.
30th Sep '16 7:03:21 PM Malady
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* GenocideBackfire: Skynet wipes out most of humanity, but the survivors eventually destroy it.
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.
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