A Terminator endoskeleton. An endoskeleton is an internal support structure of an Animal.
|First appearance||The Terminator|
|Last appearance||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines|
|Created by||James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd|
|Portrayed by||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
"The Terminator" is a fictional character portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger — a cyborg, initially portrayed as a programmable assassin and military infiltration unit. The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines, commonly abbreviated as T3, is a 2003 Science fiction / action Film directed James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian - American director Gale Anne Hurd (born October 25, 1955 in Los Angeles California) is a Hollywood film producer Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor A cyborg is a Cybernetic Organism ( ie, an organism that has both artificial and natural systems AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media. Skynet is a fictional out-of-control computer system that acts as the primary Antagonist in the ''Terminator'' series of films and games. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor A cyborg is a Cybernetic Organism ( ie, an organism that has both artificial and natural systems AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media. A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking "The Terminator" character first appeared in the 1984 movie of the same name, directed and co-written by James Cameron, and its sequels. The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian - American director The Terminator series is a franchise encompassing a series of Science fiction Films and ancillary media concerning battles between Skynet The first film in the series (titled simply The Terminator, like the character) features only one cyborg: the one portrayed by Schwarzenegger, although a second Terminator is shown in future flashback scene and is played by Franco Columbu. Dr Franco Columbu ( August 7, 1941) is an Italian Actor and Bodybuilder. In both sequels, Schwarzenegger's Terminator is pitted against other Terminators. In the ''Terminator'' film series, a terminator is a fictional Autonomous robot, typically humanoid, originally conceived as a practically indestructible
In the sequels, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Schwarzenegger reprises the role, but with a twist: Schwarzenegger is the hero instead of the villain, playing a different but visually identical cyborg in each of the three films. Terminator 2 Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action / Science fiction film directed co-written Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines, commonly abbreviated as T3, is a 2003 Science fiction / action Film directed Within the Terminator universe created by Cameron, Terminators of the same "model" share identical characteristics. In the production of the films, this has allowed multiple Terminators to be portrayed by Schwarzenegger. In the context of the stories, this plot device provides a certain continuity for the human characters, by exploiting their emotional familiarity with a particular visage.
"The Terminator" is the name of Schwarzenegger's character in the credits of the three Terminator movies. At different times, the character is given more specific designations such as model and series numbers, in efforts to distinguish Schwarzenegger's character from other Terminators. However, this is done with several inconsistencies. No definitive canonical explanation is present in any of the films which clarifies what exactly the differing numbers ascribed to the character represent. This article is not about Literary canons of influential works of fiction but about the concept of a canon which defines the world of a particular fictional series
The Terminator is the only character in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains to appear in both lists (the "original" Terminator is #22 in the villains, while the reprogrammed one from T2 is #48 in the heroes). AFI's 100 Years100 Heroes 
The original release movie poster for "The Terminator" shows Schwarzenegger's character wearing sunglasses with CSM-101 projected in red onto the right lens.
The end credits of all three Terminator films list Schwarzenegger's character as simply "The Terminator". Closing credits, inside a Motion picture or Television program come at the end of a movie or show and list all the cast and crew involved in the production Later films call the newer terminator characters by their model numbers (T-1000, T-X, etc. In the ''Terminator'' film series, a terminator is a fictional Autonomous robot, typically humanoid, originally conceived as a practically indestructible ). The only consistent name for Schwarzenegger's Terminator character has been "The Terminator". Kyle Reese in The Terminator and Schwarzenegger's character in Terminator 2 refer to it as a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101", and in Terminator 3, the Terminator refers to itself as a "T-101". Kyle Reese is a primary Fictional character and Protagonist of the first Terminator film, father of John Connor, and brief lover to
However, other sources contradict this designation. On the T2 Extreme Edition DVD, he is referred to as an 800 series and a T-800.  The T3 extras refer to him as an "850 series Model 101", a "T-850", and a "T-101".
In the T2 commentary, Cameron states that the Model 101s all look like Schwarzenegger, with a 102 looking like someone else, leading to speculation that the 101 refers to the physical appearance while the 800 refers to the endoskeleton common to many models. A scene deleted from the theatrical cut, but restored in the Terminator 2 Special Edition, lends the most credence to this explanation. In this scene, John and Sarah shut down The Terminator for modification according to his instructions. When he reboots, the upper-left of his HUD reads "Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Model 101 Version 2. In Computing, booting ( booting up) is a bootstrapping process that starts Operating systems when the user turns on a Computer system A head-up display, or HUD, is any transparent display that presents data without requiring the user to look away from his or her usual viewpont 4".
In the video for the Guns n' Roses song "You Could be Mine", the main song from the movie soundtrack, a string of text reads "Cyborg Tissue Generation 800 Series model 101 Sequence Initiated". Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 The video shows an endoskeleton entering a machine and coming out looking like Schwarzenegger, which supports Cameron's explanation.
In the fictional Terminator universe, the Terminator is a formidable robotic assassin and soldier, designed by the military supercomputer Skynet for infiltration and combat duty, towards the ultimate goal of exterminating the human resistance. Skynet is a fictional out-of-control computer system that acts as the primary Antagonist in the ''Terminator'' series of films and games. Tech-Com is a fictional organization of human survivors of Judgement Day in the ''Terminator'' series, who are dedicated to defending other human survivors to fight and It can speak naturally, copy the voices of others, read human handwriting, and even genuinely sweat, smell, and bleed. Natural language processing ( NLP) is a subfield of Artificial intelligence and Computational linguistics. A Sound-alike is a Person who is able to use their Voice to closely resemble that of another person Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the Mechanical or electronic translation of Images of handwritten typewritten To detect the Terminators, who are otherwise indistinguishable from humans, the human resistance uses dogs to alert humans to their presence. The dog ( Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated Subspecies of the gray wolf, a Mammal of the Canidae family of the order
A trait persistent throughout the series is the faint red glow of the "eyes" when online, which dim to nothing when a Terminator shuts down. In all three movies, the lack of the glow has been used to show when one is out of action. The trait is so characteristic that light-up eyes are often found on Terminator merchandise, with some even replicating the dimming/reillumination effect that occurs during shut down or start up. 
As seen in the movies, a Terminator can easily withstand standard 20th century firearms, crash through walls intact, and survive explosions to some degree. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on A firearm is a Tool that projects either single or multiple Projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion An explosion is a sudden increase in Volume and release of Energy in an extreme manner usually with the generation of high Temperatures and the release Repeated shotgun blasts have enough force to knock it down and temporarily disable it, while heavy amounts of automatic fire are able to compromise the organic disguise layer. In the second film, the Terminator says he can run for 120 years on his existing power cells. In the finale to Terminator 2, his power source is damaged, and he is able to find an alternate source, described on the DVD commentary as heat sinks, harnessing the thermal energy from the hot surroundings. A heat sink (or heatsink) is an environment or object that absorbs and dissipates heat from another object using Thermal contact (either direct or radiant In the third film, the Terminator operates on two hydrogen cells and discards one of them early due to damage. It explodes shortly thereafter with enough force to produce a small mushroom cloud. A mushroom cloud is a distinctive Mushroom -shaped Cloud of condensed Water vapor or Debris resulting from a very large Explosion.
The endoskeleton is actuated by a powerful network of hydraulic servomechanisms, making Terminators very strong. An endoskeleton is an internal support structure of an Animal. Hydraulic machinery are machines and tools which use Fluid power to do work A servomechanism, or servo is an automatic device which uses error-sensing Feedback to correct the performance of a mechanism For instance, in the third movie, Schwarzenegger's character was able to handle firing a machine gun from the hip with one hand, while holding a coffin containing John Connor and a heavy cache of weapons; showing no signs of the extra weight being any real concern. For other uses of the phrase see Machine Gun (disambiguation.
Late in the first film, the Terminator is stripped of its organic elements by fire. What remains is the machine itself, in James Cameron's own words "a chrome skeleton", "like Death rendered in steel. In English Death is often given the name the " Grim Reaper " and shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large Scythe, and wearing a midnight black gown robe " In the later Terminator films, armies of endoskeleton-only Terminators are seen. They are visually identical to the one in the first film, and feature prominently in the "future war" sequences of those films.
The Terminator CPU is an artificial neural network, constructed from room-temperature superconductor material and has the ability to learn. An artificial neural network (ANN, often just called a "neural network" (NN is a Mathematical model or Computational model based on Biological neural A room-temperature superconductor is a material yet to be discovered which would be capable of exhibiting superconducting properties at Temperatures above 0°   In Terminator 2, The Terminator states that "the more contact [he] has with humans, the more [he] learns. " In the Special Edition, he says that Skynet "presets the switch to 'read-only' when [Terminators] are sent out alone", to prevent them from "thinking too much". Sarah and John activate his learning ability, after which he becomes more curious and begins trying to understand and imitate human behavior. This leads to his use of the catch phrase "Hasta la vista, baby. A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance " A line spoken by the Terminator at the end of the movie indicates that Terminators may have the potential to understand emotion: "I know now why you cry, but it is something that I can never do. " Sarah muses in the closing narration that the Terminator had "learn[ed] the value of human life".
A deleted scene from T3 reveals that the Model 101's appearance was based on Chief Master Sergeant William Candy, with his Southern accent replaced by the more menacing voice of one of the developers. CMSgt Chevron(1994-present Chief Master Sergeant Southern American English is a group of Dialects of the English language spoken throughout the Southern region of the United States, from Southern One part of the scene shows Candy next to a partially-complete endoskeleton, indicating that the Terminators were developed by humans before Judgment Day. This contradicts information from the first film, where Kyle Reese refers to the Model 101 as "new", replacing the older rubber-skinned 600 series. However, the fact that the scene was deleted makes its canonicity dubious. This article is not about Literary canons of influential works of fiction but about the concept of a canon which defines the world of a particular fictional series
An entirely different origin of the Model 101's physical and vocal templates was provided in the novel T2: Infiltrator (published prior to T3), in the form of former counter-terrorist Dieter Rossbach. The reason stated for copying Dieter was that Skynet was looking in the old military files for someone whose body could effectively conceal the Terminator's massive endoskeleton.
A Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the main antagonist in the original Terminator film. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. An identical Model 101, having been reprogrammed by the resistance in the future, is one of the protagonists in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Terminator 2 Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action / Science fiction film directed co-written A similar Terminator is portrayed by Schwarzenegger in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines, commonly abbreviated as T3, is a 2003 Science fiction / action Film directed At the end of each of the above films, Schwarzenegger's Terminator character is destroyed. Each sequel subsequently features another visually identical Terminator, with each one portrayed by Schwarzenegger.
The original Terminator was sent to terminate a single target, Sarah Connor, in 1984, to prevent the birth of her son, John, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah Jeanette Connor is a Fictional character, the heroine of the first two Terminator films and the television series Terminator The Sarah It was crushed in a hydraulic press by Sarah at the end of the first Terminator film after a lengthy chase. A hydraulic press is a hydraulic mechanism for applying a large lifting or compressive force However, its damaged main CPU and one arm were recovered by Cyberdyne. These relics were used to dramatically advance the technological level and direction of the research at Cyberdyne, paradoxically leading to the creation of Skynet. At the end of the second film, both new Terminators and the surviving components from the first were destroyed in a vat of molten steel. In the third film, the Terminator is destroyed when it jams its remaining fuel cell into the T-X's mouth, resulting in a massive detonation that destroys them both. The T-X, nicknamed the "Terminatrix", is a fictional Gynoid assassin.