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** Overall, the Rev-9 is by far the most agile and acrobatic Terminator ever seen (at least in the live action films), but in order to achieve that litheness it likely has less mass than a Skynet Terminator (it's hard to leap over two dozen feet vertically when you weigh a quarter ton), and is shown to be easier to knock around compared to most Skynet products.

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** Overall, the Rev-9 is by far the most agile and acrobatic Terminator ever seen (at least in the live action films), but in order to achieve that litheness also makes it likely has less mass than a Skynet Terminator (it's hard to leap over two dozen feet vertically when you weigh a quarter ton), and is shown to be much easier to knock around compared to most Skynet products.and displace than Skynet's machines.


* LogicalWeakness: Rev-9 can separate, but its two forms are both weaker on their own and individually seem to have less mass and power than a full dedicated Terminator. Its liquid self seems goopier and less shock-absorbent than a T-1000 and without the endoskeleton it's much more easily staggered by bullets and explosives and can even be slashed to pieces with sufficient force, and its endoskeleton (which appears considerably more hollow than a T-800, presumably to accommodate the extra mass from the liquid metal half) seems to be able to exert less hydraulic force than a T-800 and also proves to be lighter and more vulnerable without the added weight of the liquid metal (Carl and Grace are both seen knocking the endoskeletal Rev-9 around rather easily compared to its combined form).

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Rev-9 can separate, but its two forms are both weaker on their own and individually seem to have less mass and power than a full dedicated Terminator. Its liquid self seems goopier and less shock-absorbent than a T-1000 and without the endoskeleton it's much more easily staggered by bullets and explosives and can even be slashed to pieces with sufficient force, and its endoskeleton (which appears considerably more hollow than a T-800, presumably to accommodate the extra mass from the liquid metal half) seems to be able to exert less hydraulic force than a T-800 and also proves to be lighter and more vulnerable without the added weight of the liquid metal (Carl and Grace are both seen knocking the endoskeletal Rev-9 around rather easily compared to its combined form).form).
** Overall, the Rev-9 is by far the most agile and acrobatic Terminator ever seen (at least in the live action films), but in order to achieve that litheness it likely has less mass than a Skynet Terminator (it's hard to leap over two dozen feet vertically when you weigh a quarter ton), and is shown to be easier to knock around compared to most Skynet products.

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: Justified due to being a machine. The T-1000 takes the appearance of a slender man who is at least on equal strength with the hulking T-800 2.4.


* AlienBlood: In contrast to the T-1000's ChromeChampion look, the Rev-9's liquid metal is black in color and much more viscous and organic in appearance, visually resembling congealing black blood or crude oil. Supplementary materials mention that the Rev-9's endoskeleton and liquid components are comprised of carbon-based alloys, in contrast to the hyperalloy and liquid metal of the T-800 and T-1000.



* BlackBlood: In contrast to the T-1000's ChromeChampion look, the Rev-9's liquid metal is black in color and much more viscous and organic in appearance, visually resembling congealing black blood or crude oil. Supplementary materials mention that the Rev-9's endoskeleton and liquid components are comprised of carbon-based alloys, in contrast to the hyperalloy and liquid metal of the T-800 and T-1000.

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* SummonBiggerFish: An interesting example as the heroes don't know what he is until Sarah identifies him. Also as an obsolete 800 series, he is technically an older and slower model from a deleted future, yet despite this he proves himself to be the bigger fish to a Rev-9 in physical combat as he mostly held the upper-hand in their battles and fought at spear-point. Though because he is a less advanced model, his durability and agility was inferior to the Legion model.


* EvilIsPetty: Once the T-1000, its final hope for survival, is destroyed, and its DeathWorld future is doomed to never exist, what is Skynet's final move? [[spoiler:It just sends in another T-800 to shoot John dead anyway, seemingly out of a final act of spite.]] On top of that, even after its final hopes for survival were foiled, it still drops T-800 after T-800 apparently just to spite Sarah, whom destroys them all until only Carl is left.



* KillAllHumans: "Decided our fate in a microsecond." In the original timeline, Skynet fought back when it realized humans would try to destroy it out of fear.

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* KillAllHumans: "Decided our fate in a microsecond." In the original timeline, Skynet fought back when it realized humans would try tried to destroy pull the plug, thus making it out extreme act of fear. self-defense.



* TakingYouWithMe: It seems to have anticipated its demise in ''Dark Fate'', as it sent a series of T-800s back at various points in time post-Judgement Day when the Connors would be at their most complacent.


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* DualWielding: While most of them carry only one weapon, one of them in the opening war scene is shown carrying a plasma rifle in each hand a la Rambo style.

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* DualWielding: GunsAkimbo: While most of them carry only one weapon, one of them in the opening war scene is shown carrying a plasma rifle in each hand a la Rambo ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' style.


** The T-800 was entirely stoic and largely a PunchClockVillain simply following its programming directive. The T-1000 is capable of exhibiting some [[FauxAffablyEvil outwardly polite mannerisms]] when the situation calls for it, and additionally exhibits some cruelty and mocking behavior towards targets.
** The T-800 is a blunt instrument that solves every problem that gets between it and its target with MurderIsTheBestSolution, at the same time the "Fuck you asshole" scene shows that it is capable of using discretion when violence would be completely pointless. The T-1000 is much more capable of subtlety and subterfuge than the T-800, but as the film progresses it increasingly goes out of its way to kill people during moments when its not directly pursuing John, even though doing so doesn't benefit its mission.

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** The T-800 was entirely stoic and largely was a PunchClockVillain simply following its programming directive. The T-1000 is capable of exhibiting some [[FauxAffablyEvil outwardly polite mannerisms]] when the situation calls for it, and additionally exhibits some cruelty and mocking behavior towards targets.
** The T-800 is a blunt instrument that solves every problem that gets between it and its target with MurderIsTheBestSolution, at the same time the "Fuck you asshole" scene and his initial attempt to "visit" Sarah at the police station shows that it is capable of using discretion when violence would be completely pointless. The T-1000 is much more capable of subtlety and subterfuge than the T-800, but as the film progresses it increasingly goes out of its way to kill people during moments when its not directly pursuing John, even though doing so doesn't benefit its mission.mission.
** True to its nature as an infiltrator the T-1000 does a good job of verbally getting information on its target due to his more human-like mannerisms, though in fairness his choice of disguise as a police officer helped. The T-800's attempt to visit Sarah in the police station by claiming to be a "friend" falls flat prompting him to resort to his [[KillEmAll usual methods]].

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* VillainousBreakdown: Physically and psycholgically: he goes completely ''mental'' once the T-800 fires his last grenade into him, and he deteriorates rapidly upon falling into the vat of molten steel.

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* AntagonistsAssimilate: Downplayed, but within hours of arriving in the present day, the T-800 has acquired clothes, a small arsenal of high-quality firearms, and a decent ride, while all Kyle Reese has is a trenchcoat and a sawed-off shotgun. The T-800 also seems much less reluctant to interact with present-day humans than Kyle is. Justified in that the T-800 is a superhuman and amoral cyborg, and thus can take major risks (namely robbing and killing numerous random people for their stuff) that Kyle physically and morally cannot. The T-800 is also emotionless and is not going through the psychological "fish out of water" phenomena that Kyle is clearly experiencing.


* CoolShades: Subverted. [[CoversAlwaysLie Don't let yourself be fooled]] by [[https://disney-planet.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/affiche-terminator-dark-fate-05.jpg one of the character posters]]. Carl briefly contemplates putting a pair or sunglasses on before going out for the final confrontation with the Rev-9, but decides not to.

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* CoolShades: Subverted. [[CoversAlwaysLie Don't let yourself be fooled]] by [[https://disney-planet.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/affiche-terminator-dark-fate-05.jpg one of the character posters]]. Carl briefly contemplates putting a pair or sunglasses on before going out for the final confrontation with the Rev-9, but decides not to. He did wear some of these when assigned to kill John Connor in 1998, though.



* CombatTentacles: Several Rev-9s in the future are shown to morph their mimetic skin into pointy tentacles [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice for use as mid-ranged melee weapons]]. ''Dark Fate'''s main model doesn't use this against the protagonists, but smaller ones from his back are used to get rid of several border patrol guards attempting to grab him from behind.

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* CombatTentacles: Several Rev-9s Rev-7s in the future are shown to morph their mimetic skin into pointy tentacles [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice for use as mid-ranged melee weapons]]. ''Dark Fate'''s main model Rev-9 doesn't use this against the protagonists, but smaller ones from his back are used to get rid of several border patrol guards attempting to grab him from behind.


* RememberTheNewGuy: Turned out Skynet didn't just sent the T-1000 to kill John in TheNineties. It also sent a backup T-800 -- Carl, who succeeded where his advanced predecessor failed.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Turned out Skynet didn't just sent the T-1000 to kill John in TheNineties. It also sent a backup T-800 -- Carl, who [[spoiler: succeeded where his advanced predecessor failed.]]


* ItCanThink: The hideout scene in general demonstrates that the Terminator isn't a bestial, berserker killbot. It knows when a risk is too great, it can be as rude or polite as the situation calls for, and it knows how to alter its appearance to blend in better, even with grotesque injuries. The fact that it can think strategically and blend in until it's too late only makes the danger that much greater for Sarah.

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The hideout scene in general demonstrates that the Terminator isn't a bestial, berserker killbot. It knows when a risk is too great, it can be as rude or polite as the situation calls for, and it knows how to alter its appearance to blend in better, even with grotesque injuries. The fact that it can think strategically and blend in until it's too late only makes the danger that much greater for Sarah.Sarah.
** In the factory chase, the Terminator seems to be smart enough to immediately differentiate between the repetitive automated movements of the factory robots, and the abrupt and sudden movement of Sarah accidentally activating the hydraulic press.



* LivingMotionDetector: Downplayed; the T-800's vision lock-on is partially motion-based, so in the factory scene Kyle turns on all the machinery to distract it. However, this is only mildly effective and the T-800 is still pretty good at differentiating humans from other moving objects.

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* LivingMotionDetector: Downplayed; the T-800's vision lock-on is partially motion-based, so in the factory scene Kyle turns on all the machinery to distract it. reduce its ability to track them. However, this is only mildly moderately effective and the T-800 is still seems to be pretty good at differentiating humans from other moving objects.

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