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A 1991 American science fiction action film, the second installment of the Terminator franchise and the sequel to The Terminator (1984). It follows Sarah Connor and her son John as they are pursued by a new, more advanced Terminator, the T-1000, sent back in time to kill John and prevent him from becoming the leader of the human Resistance against the machines. An older, less advanced Terminator is also sent back in time to protect John.

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Why did Skynet use nuclear weapons instead of biological weapons or viruses?

Why did Skynet use nuclear weapons against humans, and not biological weapons? It is an AI. Nuclear blasts are as lethal to machines (due to EMP and radiation) as to humans. Also, they destroyed a ...
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Is Skynet from first Terminator the same as the one from Terminator 2: Judgment Day?

As future has changed in Terminator, did it also affect Skynet? Is Skynet from Terminator 2: Judgment Day completely different, or, simply a stronger iteration that is trying to fix the errors ...
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Why does the T-1000 kill the trucker?

Toward the end of T2, a trucker checks on the T-1000 after it crashes in its helicopter. On its way to commandeering the truck, the terminator impales the man, unquestionably killing him. I get that ...
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In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, why didn't the T-1000 assume the form of Todd or Janelle (John's foster parents)?

Why didn't the T-1000 assume the form of Todd or Janelle (John's foster parents), or even just a stranger rather than remaining in the form of the police officer? The only reason John had a head start,...
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Did Genisys erase T2's plot?

John was turned by T-5000 and all his men were killed right after Kyle was sent back. Which means he would not be able to send a reprogrammed T800 back later.
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Why does T-1000 have three arms?

Several times throughout the helicopter chase scene in Terminator 2, the T-1000 is shown with three to four hands. Why? There are three reasons that can think of for this. In-universe, he is capable ...
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What happened to the skin of the T-1000 and T-X terminators after they time-travel?

In the first Terminator movie, Kyle Reese explains to Dr. Silberman that only living organisms (or things encased within them) can go through time. REESE: "You go naked. Something about the field ...
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What game is John playing?

In the arcade in Terminator 2, John is seen playing some sort of game with a big seat that rotates around. What game is it?
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Why is the T-1000 humanoid?

If the liquid metal T-1000 can become anything it touches, why does it choose to be humanoid most of the time? Humans aren't very efficient; is there anything stopping it from becoming some other ...
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Why do Terminators say “Get Out” when getting into a vehicle occupied by humans? [closed]

In "The Terminator", we see that the T-800 tells the trucker in training to "Get Out" of the truck. Was this James Cameron's attempt at being comical or did it have deeper meaning? My assumption is ...
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Why would future John risk sending back a T-800 to save his younger self?

This question is aimed at Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Would one think that he was weighing the decision that "It is either that this T-800 could end up going rogue" or "It is worth a shot or else I ...
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Does the T1000 breathe?

Was watching T2 the other night and noticed that in the scene after Sarah, John and Uncle Bob flee from the psychiatric hospital and escape the T1000, when the T1000 returns to the hospital (the 'say, ...
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If the T-1000 didnt know what John looked like as a kid then why did the T-800 know what he looked like?

In the scene when the T-1000 arrived at John’s foster parents' house, he asks for a picture of John (thinking that SkyNet doesn’t have any files of what he looked like as a kid). A few scenes later, ...
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Does the T-800 punch a hole through the T-1000's head?

In the steel mill, after John and Sarah have left the Terminator, the T-800 goes into search mode, looking for the T-1000. After some wrestling, the T-800 attempts to punch the T-1000 in its head. The ...
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Terminator 2 Judgement Day Plot Explanation

So we know that the T-800 model was programmed by the future John Conner to follow his orders and orders of his younger self. So when John asks/orders him to not to terminate/destroy itself in the ...
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Kyle Reese in Terminator 2

In Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Sarah Connor has a dream that Kyle Reese comes to visit her in the hospital to warn her about the future. It's the same Kyle Reese played by Michael Biehn in The ...
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Does the T-1000 have a name?

The T-800 are called as Uncle Bob and Pops, these are nicknames, but does the T-1000 have a name? Or is ever called in some way other than its model?
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In the movie Terminator 2, why doesn't the T-800 cease to exist when history is changed?

In the movie Terminator 2, we find that Sarah and Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) himself helping to destroy the files in the Cyber-something factory + the recovered neural net microprocessor which ...
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Why did John Connor want to stop the killing of Miles Dyson?

Aside from being against the killing of others, why did John want to stop Sarah from killing Miles? The T-800 said that Dyson's death could possibly prevent future events from happening, but John ...
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Why does the liquid metal Terminator T-1000 have a default human face / shape? [duplicate]

Why does the T-1000 Terminator almost always go back to the same appearance of a policeman? By often reusing the same face and body shape, it gives itself away. Sarah Connor and John Connor would ...
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Was the T-1000 dressed at all?

The T-1000 snuck up on the cop and stabbed him, mimicking his clothing and taking his gun. A quote from the wiki. So he wasn't actually wearing real clothes?
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Why does T-1000 destroy those he mimics?

I never understood this. Why does he kill them? Why can't he just mimic them and that's it?
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Where did the name “T-800” come from?

After watching The Terminator and Terminator 2, I can't find any reference to Schwarzenegger's Terminator being called the "T-800". Yet I distinctly remember in promotional material, computer games, ...
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Why didn't the T-1000 terminator shoot the eyes of the T-800?

In the first fight between the T-1000 and the T-800 in the back hallways of the shopping mall, why didn't the T-1000 use his pistol to shoot out the eyes of the T-800? Fast forward to 1:40 in this ...
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Why does the T-1000 want to keep the photo of John Connor?

When the T-1000 goes to Todd and Janelle Voight's home, why does he ask to keep the photo of John? Presumably he can remember the photo in perfect detail?
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Why does every T-800 Terminator sent back look like this?

Why did they all look like this? OK, OK, OK, I realize that the main plot to the story involved Arnold schwarzenegger as the actor so it had to look like this. But my query is that in the first ...
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Did the Terminator in Judgement day burn himself in this scene?

In this scene did the Terminator receive burns and his hands and legs/feet? This has always bothered me when watching Judgment day, considering that the terminator is living flesh over a metal ...
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When was Judgment day in the Terminator Series?

When was Judgement day to happen or suppose to happen in EACH of the Terminator movies? Terminator 1 I don't think we are told yet when Judgment day will be. Terminator 2 Sarah Connor was always ...
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Can the T-1000 take the form of an animal?

The T-1000 can obviously take the form of humans as well as a wide range of weapons and objects. Can it mimic animal forms?
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How could the T-1000 use time travel technology? [duplicate]

It is established in The Terminator that anything travelling through time needs to be encased in living tissue. However, the T-1000 just seems to be made of liquid metal. Does the movie ever address ...
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Why did it take so long for the T-1000 to get to John's house?

The T-1000 arrives in the past in the middle of the night, sometime around 4 AM. After killing a cop, it steals his car and uses the cop's computer screen to identify John Connor's foster parents and ...
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How did the Resistance manage to win the war and destroy Skynet in the future?

Skynet was forced to send a Terminator back in time to prevent John Connor's birth because the Resistance won the Future War and destroyed Skynet. We see the mission that resulted in Skynet's defeat ...
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What is the Terminator T-800 model made of?

What kind of metal is the Terminator T-800 model made of? Is it titanium or some other metal?
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Why is the T-800 robot good in Terminator 2: Judgment Day?

Can any one explain to me why, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day the T-800 robot tries to protect John Connor, and who programmed the T-800's systems to be good before sending him from the future. As we ...
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Why didn't the T-1000 wait for John Connor at his foster parents' house?

In the CinemaSins video titled Everything Wrong With Terminator 2: Judgment Day, some interesting questions are given concerning how the T-800 initially tries to find John Connor in Los Angeles. ...
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How did this orderly get beat up?

After the alarm is sounded during Sarah Connor's attempted escape from the hospital, there is a scene which shows the T-1000 glancing quickly at an orderly. The orderly is on the floor, clearly ...
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How did Skynet obtain human skin and blood to build infiltrating Terminators?

When the Terminator in The Terminator damaged itself it cut the eye tissue revealing the robotic eye and put the human eye cover in a tray. In Terminator 2 when John, Sarah and Terminator were at the ...
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Why didn't T-1000 mimic T-800?

Well, T-1000 had touched T-800 a lot of times. Both are cyborgs - not as easy to guess the trick as it was with John's stepmom and Sarah, where T-1000 failed portraying the human behavior and stuff. ...
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How did humanity continue to improve its technology after Judgement Day?

In the Terminator movies we see the resistance using advanced plasma weapons. It would be a surprise if humans had managed to develop that kind of technology in 2029 whilst coping with the trials of ...
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Terminator escape teamwork?

In Terminator 2, during the escape from the mental hospital, how is it that Sarah Conner, John Conner and the Terminator suddenly become a well trained team? This becomes very apparent just after the ...
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When does Sarah Connor begin to trust the Terminator?

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Sarah starts off being terrified of the Terminator. Then she accepts its presence, primarily because it is useful to her at the time, but she still doesn't want it ...
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Can a Terminator feel affection?

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day we see the following exchanges of dialogue between John Connor and the T-800: The Terminator: Why do you cry? John Connor: You mean people? The Terminator: Yeah. John ...
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Did the T-850 self terminate?

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the T-800 tells Sarah that he "cannot self terminate". I had always assumed that this applied to all Terminators. But as Jason Baker points out in his answer to ...
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Do Terminators feel pain?

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the following exchange takes place: John Connor: Does it hurt when you get shot? T-800: I sense injuries. The data could be called "pain." This isn't much ...
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Is John Connor's age inconsistent in T2 and T3?

According to all the information I can find regarding Terminator 2: Judgment Day, John Connor was 10 years old at the time the movie takes place: John makes his first true appearance in Terminator 2:...
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Why didn't Todd become suspicious of the T-1000?

Something has always bothered me about the scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day in which the T-1000 goes to John's house and questions his foster parents about him. T-1000: Are you the legal ...
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How did the police learn that John Connor's foster parents had been killed?

In the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the T-1000 kills Todd and Janelle, John Connor's foster parents. The killings take place on the evening of the day he, and the T-800, arrived in 1995. In ...
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Who was blamed for the death of John Connor's foster parents?

In Terminator 2, the T-1000 kills both of John Connor's foster parents. Presumably, their bodies were discovered eventually. Officially, who was suspected of killing them?
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What happened to the chunks of Terminator that didn't get crushed?

In T1, Reece blows the lower half of the bare metal Terminator off with a pipe bomb. Pieces as big as a lower leg were visible after the explosion. The second film showcases the uncrushed arm and a ...
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day: T-800 John Connor Acquisition

How does the T-800 find John Connor? Unlike the T-1000, in my previous question, there was no address to which he knew where to find him. Of course, we could say that John Connor or if we're going by ...