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The Terminator

"The Terminator", played by Arnold Schwarzenegger
First appearance The Terminator
Last appearance Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
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Portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Created by James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd

"The Terminator" is a fictional character portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a cyborg[1], initially portrayed as a programmable assassin and military infiltration unit. "The Terminator" character first appeared in the 1984 movie of the same name, directed and co-written by James Cameron, and its sequels. The first film in the series (titled simply The Terminator, like the character) features only one cyborg: the one portrayed by Schwarzenegger. In both sequels, Schwarzenegger's terminator is pitted against other terminators. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Gale Anne Hurd (b. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... A cyborg is a cybernetic organism (i. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... See: espionage, urban exploration, entryism, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... The Terminator series is a franchise encompassing a series of science fiction films and ancillary media concerning battles between Skynets artificially intelligent machine network, and John Connors Tech-Com forces and the rest of the human race. ... An 800-series terminator endoskeleton, a robot-only version of the cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...


In the sequels, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Schwarzenegger reprises the role, but with a twist: Schwarzenegger plays a different, but visually identical cyborg in each of the three films. 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. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ...


"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 or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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).[2] AFIs 100 Years. ...

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Character nomenclature

The end credits of all three Terminator films list Schwarzenegger's character as simply "The Terminator". Later films call the newer terminator characters by their model numbers (T-1000, T-X, etc.). The only consistent name for Schwarzenegger's terminator character has been "The Terminator". In Terminator 2, Schwarzenegger refers to himself as a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101", and in Terminator 3, he refers to himself as a "T-101". End Credits are the credits that are displayed at the ending of a movie. ... An 800-series terminator endoskeleton, a robot-only version of the cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...


However, other sources contradict this designation. On the T2 Extreme Edition DVD, he is referred to as an 800 series and a T-800.[3] 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 weight 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 "Series 800 Model 101 Version 2.4". In computing, booting (booting up) is a bootstrapping process that starts operating systems when the user turns on a computer system. ... HUD of a F/A-18C HUD of a MiG-29 HUD in a Pontiac Bonneville showing a speed of 47 mph A Head-Up Display, also known as a Heads-Up Display or simply HUD, is any type of display that presents data without blocking the users view. ...


Characteristics

In the fictional Terminator universe, "The Terminator" is a formidable robot assassin and soldier, designed by the military supercomputer Skynet for infiltration and combat duty, towards the ultimate goal of exterminating the human resistance. It can speak naturally, copy the voices of others, read human handwriting, and even genuinely sweat, smell, and bleed. To detect the Terminators, who are otherwise indistinguishable from humans, the human resistance uses the ability of most dogs to alert humans to their presence. Skynet is a fictional computer network created by Cyberdyne Systems for Strategic Air Command-North American Aerospace Defense Command and is the unseen main villain in the Terminator series of films. ... Tech-Com is the resistance force of freed human beings and some reprogrammed T-800 Terminators in The Terminator universe. ... Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of artificial intelligence and linguistics. ... A recording intended to imitate the sound of a popular record, the style of a popular recording artist, or a current musical trend; also refers to the artists who perform on such recordings. ... Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is a type of computer software designed to translate images of handwritten or typewritten text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text, or to translate pictures of characters into a standard encoding scheme representing them (e. ... Sweating (also called perspiration or sometimes transpiration) is the production and evaporation of a fluid, consisting primarily of water as well as a smaller amount of sodium chloride (the main constituent of table salt), that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. ... Odor receptors on the antennae of a Luna moth An odor or odour (see spelling differences) is a chemical dissolved in air, generally at a very low concentration, which we perceive by the sense of olfaction. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ...

The T-800 Terminator endoskeleton. In non-covert operations, the robot does not require its human disguise.

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Construction

As seen in the movies, it's able to shrug off 20th century small arms fire, crash through walls intact and survive explosions to some degree, although repeated shotgun blasts actually have enough force to knock it down and temporarily disable it. In the second film, The Terminator says that he can run for 120 years on his existing power cells, making the maximum life something greater than this, depending on how long the machine ran previously. 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. In the third film, the Terminator operates on two hydrogen cells and discards one of them early on due to damage. It explodes shortly thereafter with enough force to produce a mushroom cloud. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Small arms captured in Fallujah, Iraq by the US Marine Corps in 2004 The term small arms generally describes any number of smaller infantry weapons, such as firearms that an individual soldier can carry. ... CPU heat sink with fan attached A heat sink is an environment or object that absorbs and dissipates heat from another object using thermal contact (either direct or radiant). ... The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945 A mushroom cloud is a distinctive mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke, flame, or debris resulting from a very large explosion. ...


The endoskeleton is actuated by a network of sheathed cables, hydraulic cylinders, and servomechanisms, making terminators very strong. 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 with John Connor and a cache of weapons inside. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Small R/C servo mechanism 1. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ...


Late in the first film, the "Terminator" character is stripped of its organic elements by fire. What remains is the machine itself, in James Cameron's own words "a chrome skeleton". In the later Terminator films, we see armies of endoskeleton-only Terminators. They are visually identical to the one in the first film, and feature prominently in the "future war" sequences of the second and third movies.


CPU

The CPU is an artificial neural network with the ability to learn. In Terminator 2, The Terminator states that 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 re-enable 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 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". Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... An artificial neural network (ANN), often just called a neural network (NN), is an interconnected group of artificial neurons that uses a mathematical model or computational model for information processing based on a connectionist approach to computation. ... Garry Kasparov playing against Deep Blue, the first machine to win a chess game against a reigning world champion. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Physical template

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. This explicitly indicates that the Terminators were developed by human beings before Judgment Day. This contradicts information from the first film, where Kyle Reese refers to the Model 101 as "new", replacing the older 600 series. However, the fact that the scene was deleted makes it canonicity dubious. Chief Master Sergeant is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Master Sergeant, and is a non-commissioned officer. ... Southern American English as defined by the monophthongization of to before obstruents (Labov, Ash, and Boberg 2006:126). ...


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 who's body would be able to effectively conceal the Terminators massive endoskeleton.


Role in the series

A Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the main antagonist in the original Terminator film. An identical Model 101, having been reprogrammed by the resistance in the future, is one of the protagonists in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. A similar Terminator is portrayed by Schwarzenegger in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. At the end of each of the above films, Schwarzenegger's Terminator character is destroyed. Thus, each sequel features another visually identical Terminator, with each one portrayed by Schwarzenegger. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ...


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. It was crushed in a hydraulic-press by Sarah at the end of the first Terminator film after a lengthy chase. However, one arm and its damaged main CPU were recovered by Cyberdyne. These relics were used to dramatically advance the technological level and direction of the research at Cyberdyne, ironically 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. Information Gender Female Date of birth 1960 Date of death 1997 Spouse(s) Kyle Reese Children John Connor Portrayed by Linda Hamilton Lena Headey Created by James Cameron Sarah Connor (born Sarah J. Connor) (1960 - 1997) is a fictional character, the heroine in the first two entries in the Terminator...


References

  1. ^ In dialogue from Terminator 2, Schwarzenegger's character states, "I'm a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton."
  2. ^ AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains
  3. ^ Terminator 2 Extreme Edition DVD 30-page booklet; DVD interactive documentary titled "Data Core", Chapter 9: "Casting"


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The Terminator series
Films The Terminator | Terminator 2: Judgment Day | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines | Terminator 4
Other film and TV T2 3-D: Battle Across Time | The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Characters "The Terminator" | Sarah Connor | John Connor | Kyle Reese | Miles Dyson | Kate Brewster | Dr. Peter Silberman
Terminators T-800 / T-850 / T-101 | T-1000 | T-1000000 | T-X | T-1
Locations Los Angeles | Skynet | Cyberdyne Systems | Cyber Research Systems | Crystal Peak | Tech-Com
Cast Linda Hamilton | Arnold Schwarzenegger | Michael Biehn | Edward Furlong | Robert Patrick | Nick Stahl | Claire Danes | Kristanna Loken | Earl Boen | Lena Headey | Thomas Dekker | Summer Glau
Crew James Cameron | Jonathan Mostow | Mario F. Kassar | Andrew G. Vajna | Stan Winston
Games The Terminator (DOS) | The Terminator (NES) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Game Boy) | T2: The Arcade Game | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (pinball) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (LJN) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Acclaim) | The Terminator (1992) | The Terminator 2029 / Deluxe CD Edition | RoboCop versus The Terminator | The Terminator 2029: Operation Scour | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (B.I.T.S.) | The Terminator: Rampage | Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Chess Wars | The Terminator (SNES) | The Terminator: Future Shock | SkyNET | The Terminator: Dawn of Fate | The Terminator (mobile) | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (pinball) | Terminator 3: War of the Machines | Terminator 3: The Redemption | The Terminator: I'm Back! | Terminator Revenge
Comics The Terminator | RoboCop versus The Terminator | Superman vs. The Terminator | Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator
Miscellaneous "I'll be back." | Terminator argument

 
 

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