All right, so there seems to be a lot of Terminator 3 airings these last few weeks and I actually sat down to analyze things more than I had done in the past. For thoughts, I put this question forward.

Why, when the magnet affects anything metal does it not affect the T-X's inner mechanisms such as the spinning blade she uses to cut the magnet open? If the magnet was strong enough to attract the T-X and the gun, surely it would have attracted the spinner blade and so would not have allowed her to continue pursuing both John Connor and Kate Brewster.

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    Wait. You willingly watched Terminator 3 multiple times? – phantom42 Oct 15 '14 at 20:15
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    Granted, it IS the worst of the franchise, but Terminator is like Star Trek - even at its worst it's still somewhat entertaining. – Omegacron Oct 15 '14 at 20:19
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    I liked 3 better than Salvation, if only barely. Claire Danes and Terminatrix may have had something to do with that. – phantom42 Oct 16 '14 at 10:55
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    I'm entertained by bots (sorry...CYBERNETIC ORGANISMS) beating the crap out of each other. Sorry. – Wanting Answers Oct 17 '14 at 10:30
  • Terminator 3 isn't the worst by far...it's a little too humorous and breaks some rules, but it's an acceptable entry. I'm just glad there were no more entries after that. – Sonny Ordell Dec 13 '14 at 6:39

According to the official T3 : Rise of the Machines Novelisation by David Hagberg, the Terminator-X has an exoskeleton comprised of crystalline ceramic laced with carbon. It does also contain a small amount of titanium (and as such, would be mildly para-magnetic) but obviously this isn't sufficient to cause it to stick to the particle accelerator:

"Terminator turned as T-X came toward them, the cyborg's liquid metal skin and clothing peeling back to reveal its formidable battle chassis armored with a crystalline ceramic that was interlaced with nano fibers of carbon and titanium."

The mimetic alloy covering it, however clearly does have strong magnetic properties which is why it's attracted to the malfunctioning electro-magnet.

Her endoskeleton began to vibrate like a horribly stretched violin string, shrieking and squealing, as the artificial liquid steel that was used to lubricate her mechanical joints was slowly forced through her body and into the center of the magnetic field.

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    What I want to know is, why did the Air Force have a particle accelerator in a facility used for weapons reaserch? – Monty129 Oct 15 '14 at 20:27
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    Particle cannons. 'Nuff said. – Omegacron Oct 15 '14 at 20:30
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  • So is it to say that the blade was probably not magnetic? That could be plausible. – Wanting Answers Oct 17 '14 at 10:40
  • @ArvinGBorkar - The T-X seems to have sufficient strength to move it despite the magnetic field. The main content of her skeleton is (non-magnetic) ceramic and (non-magnetic) carbon with just a smidge of (magnetic) titanium. – Valorum Oct 17 '14 at 11:17

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