Lately there is this one thing that has been bugging me, that I can't seem to find a clear answer to.
The Schwarzenegger version of T-800 is the model 101, and every model 101 looks like him. Model 102 looks like Franco Columbu, and was seen in the original Terminator film, and every model 102 looks like him.
But now in this new trilogy that James Cameron is planning, the idea is that the T-800 design itself was molded or designed after a human, Chief Master Sergeant William Candy (played by Arnold), which is seen in deleted clips from Terminator 3. And since he was a big bulky guy, it makes sense that other models also needs to be big, like Franco indeed is.
If the T-800 series itself was designed after William Candy, why is he model 101?
Is there no model 1? Did they start at model 101?
This has been bugging me, because I always thought to myself that there was a model 42, and a model 98 and so on, model 101 just happened to look like Arnold, and maybe he was "closest to the door" when Skynet decided to send a Terminator back in time to kill Sarah.