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** It is a Terminator, a cyborg explicitly designed (especially the T-1000 model) to act like a normal human. A normal human would turn it's head to look at something behind it, so that is what the Terminator is programmed to do.



WHY!?! What possible advantage did Future-John see in that? Kid-John didn't have the maturity to make command decisions. Now, it's possible Future-John wanted to save Sarah...in which case he should have simply made the order "Save John and, if possible, Sarah." It takes the emotional 12-year-old's opinion completely off the table.

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* WHY!?! What possible advantage did Future-John see in that? Kid-John didn't have the maturity to make command decisions. Now, it's possible Future-John wanted to save Sarah...in which case he should have simply made the order "Save John and, if possible, Sarah." It takes the emotional 12-year-old's opinion completely off the table.

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** ''Film/TerminatorDarkFate'' shows us exactly what happened.

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**** Yes, it does, it came from the same alternate future that Kyle's from.


** Besides John is calling at night is only ten years old and his foster parents think he is either alone or with another ten year old. If it was your foster child who left in the morning without telling you where, has a history as a delinquent and then rings at night wouldn't you tell them off for such irresponsible behaviour rather than nicely tell them to come home and have dinner?

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** Besides John is calling at night is only ten years old and his foster parents think he is either alone or with another ten year old. If it was your foster child who left in the morning without telling you where, has a history as a delinquent and then rings at night wouldn't you tell them off for such irresponsible behaviour behavior rather than nicely tell them to come home and have dinner?



*** Possibilities of both mutual peace and AI having truly alien motivations was, at one point, [[http://www.chud.com/19577/exclusive-what-went-wrong-with-terminator-salvation/ going to be explored]] in Film/TerminatorSalvation. In the third act, it was going to be revealed that Skynet set aside a small utopian enclave for humans, which it believed would otherwise go extinct even if there had been no Judgement Day. The Resistance remains opposed because Skynet not only kept the humans from leaving, but forcibly augmented/upgraded them with robotics, so as to keep them immortal.

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*** Possibilities of both mutual peace and AI having truly alien motivations was, at one point, [[http://www.chud.com/19577/exclusive-what-went-wrong-with-terminator-salvation/ going to be explored]] in Film/TerminatorSalvation. In the third act, it was going to be revealed that Skynet set aside a small utopian Utopian enclave for humans, which it believed would otherwise go extinct even if there had been no Judgement Day. The Resistance remains opposed because Skynet not only kept the humans from leaving, but forcibly augmented/upgraded them with robotics, so as to keep them immortal.



** In the extended version, T-1000 kills the dog and reads its tag learning that it got decieved. T-800 likely figured something like this could happen and decided to hang up, since once this lie got revealed T-1000 would instantly know that any info fed to him afterwards was a lie too.

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** In the extended version, T-1000 kills the dog and reads its tag learning that it got decieved.deceived. T-800 likely figured something like this could happen and decided to hang up, since once this lie got revealed T-1000 would instantly know that any info fed to him afterwards was a lie too.



** In the novelization, she's ready to do exactly that, when the T-800 appears with the grenade launche4. Even in the movie, the way John grabs on to her when she drops the shotgun, it's as if he's trying to hold her back.

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** In the novelization, she's ready to do exactly that, when the T-800 appears with the grenade launche4.launcher. Even in the movie, the way John grabs on to her when she drops the shotgun, it's as if he's trying to hold her back.



** If you're a psychiatrist and you have a patient who was nearly murdered and quite seriously traumatised on your hands, and that patient tells you the date and means of the end of the world, which conclusion would seem more likely to you, that she somehow gained foreknowledge of things to come from a time-traveller, or that she's suffered a psychotic break and started acting like a man who may or may not have abducted her during an extremely traumatic period of her life? Occam's razor would tend to favour the second explanation. Just because two people told you the same extremely unlikely story, it doesn't make it any more likely that it's true than if one person told you that story. Of course it's a film so time travel is possible but in the real world it generally isn't.

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** If you're a psychiatrist and you have a patient who was nearly murdered and quite seriously traumatised traumatized on your hands, and that patient tells you the date and means of the end of the world, which conclusion would seem more likely to you, that she somehow gained foreknowledge of things to come from a time-traveller, time-traveler, or that she's suffered a psychotic break and started acting like a man who may or may not have abducted her during an extremely traumatic period of her life? Occam's razor would tend to favour the second explanation. Just because two people told you the same extremely unlikely story, it doesn't make it any more likely that it's true than if one person told you that story. Of course it's a film so time travel is possible but in the real world it generally isn't.



** John's existence makes sense if you're willing to accept T3 as canon. If not, it's explainable by the multiple timelines thoery, but that arguably opens up a bigger problem: when Skynet sends the Terminators back, they end up in another timeline, and are going to have no impact on the future of the timeline they came from. So John technically has no reason to intervene in those plans. Even if he has no way of knowing that, it's still a really bad idea to lower the stakes of two movies in your last scene

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** John's existence makes sense if you're willing to accept T3 as canon. If not, it's explainable by the multiple timelines thoery, theory, but that arguably opens up a bigger problem: when Skynet sends the Terminators back, they end up in another timeline, and are going to have no impact on the future of the timeline they came from. So John technically has no reason to intervene in those plans. Even if he has no way of knowing that, it's still a really bad idea to lower the stakes of two movies in your last scene



** You can share, but you'd still be getting a dose of the stuff, since the mask is getting the gas inside everytime they pass it back and forth. It would be diluted a bit by the oxygen from the mask, but they'd still be coughing, wheezing, and streaming fluids from the nose and eyes by the time Arnie got back to them.

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** You can share, but you'd still be getting a dose of the stuff, since the mask is getting the gas inside everytime every time they pass it back and forth. It would be diluted a bit by the oxygen from the mask, but they'd still be coughing, wheezing, and streaming fluids from the nose and eyes by the time Arnie got back to them.



** A lot. But the scene where Sarah puts on a kevlar vest and makes John cover himself with 3-5 vests handwaves it.

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** A lot. But the scene where Sarah puts on a kevlar Kevlar vest and makes John cover himself with 3-5 vests handwaves it.



** As a security guard, I can vouch that the night shift usually drinks a lot of coffee, meaning a lot of trips to the john. They could have at least tied him up inside a stall though, and a TapOnTheHead would have at least given the appearence that the guard had simply nodded off while sitting on the toilet.

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** As a security guard, I can vouch that the night shift usually drinks a lot of coffee, meaning a lot of trips to the john. They could have at least tied him up inside a stall though, and a TapOnTheHead would have at least given the appearence appearance that the guard had simply nodded off while sitting on the toilet.



** Terminator clearly doesn't weigh anywhere near half a ton. It has a very skeletal chassis which doesn't suggest such enormous weight, and it would have been an abject failure as an inflitrator otherwise. It wouldn't take much wok to create a stone-age tech trap that would get triggered by something that weights 6 times the weight of average person stepping on it, no need for dogs and inept sentries in a bunker, just a pressure plate or a nice deep hole covered by something that would give out under this much weight. In the present, his bike and car suspension would have failed the first time he went over a bump on the road and he would have put an enormous dent into the hood of the car he jumped on in the first film. In general, a person weighting this much and stomping around would not have looked or sounded "normal".

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** Terminator clearly doesn't weigh anywhere near half a ton. It has a very skeletal chassis which doesn't suggest such enormous weight, and it would have been an abject failure as an inflitrator infiltrator otherwise. It wouldn't take much wok to create a stone-age tech trap that would get triggered by something that weights 6 times the weight of average person stepping on it, no need for dogs and inept sentries in a bunker, just a pressure plate or a nice deep hole covered by something that would give out under this much weight. In the present, his bike and car suspension would have failed the first time he went over a bump on the road and he would have put an enormous dent into the hood of the car he jumped on in the first film. In general, a person weighting this much and stomping around would not have looked or sounded "normal".



* How the bloody blue ''piss'' does the T-1000 work? How is it in any way plausible to progam a homogeneous mass of liquid metal?

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* How the bloody blue ''piss'' does the T-1000 work? How is it in any way plausible to progam program a homogeneous mass of liquid metal?



* Why in the bloody hell is anyone convinced that T2 was trying to be ambiguous about the 'alignment' of the Terminators initially? Right off the bat, the T-800 beats up a bar in an illogical maneuver to obtain clothes without killing anyone while the T-1000 just off-handedly kills a police officer. There could not be a more obvious '''EVIL TERMIE HERE!!!!''' sign over his head. This really stands out if you watch T1 and T2 back-to-back because the T-800's behavior so blatantly contradicts his behavior in the first movie.
** Maybe if you paid attention then you would notice that t-1000 wasn't in any way indicated to be a terminator intially, and he wasn't shown "killing" anyone (for all the viewer knows he punched that cop in the nuts). There was no blood, no typical terminator obtuseness or massive physique, absolutely nothing to indicate he was anything other then human. He also arrived second, same way as Kyle did. So I call bs on your supposed deduction that he was a terminator (a bad one too) without seeing the whole film. You might also remember that Arnold in the first film also was shown to kill only one punk, throwing the other and we are not shown what happens to third. Don't confuse your post-factum knowledge with what is actually shown in the film.

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* Why in the bloody hell is anyone convinced that T2 was trying to be ambiguous about the 'alignment' of the Terminators initially? Right off the bat, the T-800 beats up a bar in an illogical maneuver to obtain clothes without killing anyone while the T-1000 just off-handedly offhandedly kills a police officer. There could not be a more obvious '''EVIL TERMIE HERE!!!!''' sign over his head. This really stands out if you watch T1 and T2 back-to-back because the T-800's behavior so blatantly contradicts his behavior in the first movie.
** Maybe if you paid attention then you would notice that t-1000 wasn't in any way indicated to be a terminator intially, initially, and he wasn't shown "killing" anyone (for all the viewer knows he punched that cop in the nuts). There was no blood, no typical terminator obtuseness or massive physique, absolutely nothing to indicate he was anything other then human. He also arrived second, same way as Kyle did. So I call bs on your supposed deduction that he was a terminator (a bad one too) without seeing the whole film. You might also remember that Arnold in the first film also was shown to kill only one punk, throwing the other and we are not shown what happens to third. Don't confuse your post-factum knowledge with what is actually shown in the film.



*** They ''definitely'' have the arm and the legs which I highly doubt you can mistake for any kind of equipment, and the rest wasn't squashed into a pancake either. However, I don't think police finding it presents a plot hole. It could go like this: Police recovers the remains and is forced to admit that yes, it was a cutting-edge android. They don't believe it's from the future, of course, and decide that it must be Russian or Chinese or whatnot. Feds take over, cover it up and then commision Cyberdyne to study and, hopefuly, reverse-engineer and reproduce it.

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*** They ''definitely'' have the arm and the legs which I highly doubt you can mistake for any kind of equipment, and the rest wasn't squashed into a pancake either. However, I don't think police finding it presents a plot hole. It could go like this: Police recovers the remains and is forced to admit that yes, it was a cutting-edge android. They don't believe it's from the future, of course, and decide that it must be Russian or Chinese or whatnot. Feds take over, cover it up and then commision commission Cyberdyne to study and, hopefuly, hopefully, reverse-engineer and reproduce it.

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** When a computer system controlling your entire strategic defense system evolves itself into an intelligence you can't understand, you probably aren't inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.


*** If it's that technically exact, you'd think the readout would list ''fatalities.'' "Casualties" is a term that includes deaths ''and'' injuries.

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**** If it's that technically exact, you'd think the readout would list ''fatalities.'' "Casualties" is a term that includes deaths ''and'' injuries.

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** She was in a mental institution in [=T2=], so perhaps she got a plea of diminished responsibility based on her mental state. The authorities all think the [=T800=] is the real culprit, and that he is the one taking advantage of Sarah's precarious mental state.

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* This may be less of a headscratcher now that Dark Fate has decanonized the ending of the Extended Edition, but shouldn't Sarah still be in prison, even after thirty years. In the time between Terminator 1 and 2 and during Terminator 2 itself, she's committed multiple acts of arson, assaulted police and correctional officers, escaped from prison, made use of firearms and explosives despite being a felon, and caused millions of dollars in property damage. Shouldn't these charges combined result in a sentence well beyond thirty years.

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** We already get the answer to this within the movie itself; pieces that are too far away from the T-1000 aren't capable of moving/transforming and are stuck that way. Without the T-1000, they would become inert.

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*** Who says the T-101 even knew the T-1000 could reassemble itself? The liquid-metal terminator was a prototype; information on its capabilities may not have been distributed to the older models. Heck, if it was still undergoing preliminary testing when future-John's forces seized Skynet's time travel facility, then even ''Skynet'' may not have known it could do that.


** The "something I can never do" wasn't the ''crying'', it was the ''feeling sad''. As in, the reason why humans cry. The T-101 was, in its socially-untutored way, suggesting that John shouldn't grieve on its behalf, because ''it'' isn't capable of feeling sad about its own necessary destruction.

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** The "something I can never do" wasn't the ''crying'', it was the ''feeling sad''. As in, the reason why humans cry. The T-101 was, in its socially-untutored way, effect, suggesting that John shouldn't grieve on its behalf, because ''it'' isn't capable of feeling sad about its own necessary destruction.destruction. Why else would it bring up the subject in the first place...? Terminators, even reprogrammed-to-be-friendly ones, don't make NonSequitur comments: it was trying to fulfill its "protect John from death or injury" assignment right to the end, by attempting (in its socially-untutored way) to ease the boy's pain. And it did so indirectly, referencing their previous conversation, because it's learned from observing John and Sarah that humans (or at least those particular humans) tend not to state their feelings outright.

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** The "something I can never do" wasn't the ''crying'', it was the ''feeling sad''. As in, the reason why humans cry. The T-101 was, in its socially-untutored way, suggesting that John shouldn't grieve on its behalf, because ''it'' isn't capable of feeling sad about its own necessary destruction.

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*** Because it's better to have a unit that can learn new information between missions rather than being single-use tools that have to be discarded after each assassination. Remember that Skynet was apparently 'correct' that having the chip in Read Only Mode kept the Terminators focused on the mission at hand.

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