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Class of Terminators

The sixth instalment of The Terminator franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate, opens tomorrow. The apocalyptic time travel story of man versus killer machines picks up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) left off. The New Paper looks at some of the memorable Terminators that made their mark in movies

(T1) The Terminator (1984), (T2) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), (T3) Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003), (TS) Terminator Salvation (2009), (TG) Terminator Genisys (2015)


Appearances: T3, TS

The Series 1 was built to clear battlefields of human troops with its two .50-calibre miniguns.


• Tank treads provide superior grip and manoeuvrability

• Laser targeting system with auditory, heat and motion sensors


Appearance: T3

Skynet continues to use liquid metal technology, layering it over an advanced endoskeleton.


• Able to reconfigure an arm to access inbuilt weapons such as the plasma cannon and flamethrower

• Capable of sustaining extreme damage that no other unit has been known to survive


Appearance: TS

The first attempt at an Infiltrator machine featuring a titanium alloy endoskeleton. Precursor to the T-800 series.


• Latex rubber skin for simple disguise

• Able to lift five times its own weight, punch through concrete and metal


Appearance: TG

Created by infecting humans with nanobots, completely rewriting their genetic coding. Leader of the Resistance, John Connor, became a T-3000


• Invulnerable to physical attacks, bullets, explosions

• Able to "dissipate" into a mist-like swarm and reassemble itself almost immediately


Appearances: T2, TG

A Terminator made of a "mimetic polyalloy" - a liquid metal with molecular memory.


• Able to morph into anything it touches and impersonate humans

• Resist physical attacks and regenerate quickly

• Able to fashion solid weapons from its limbs


Appearance: TG

Also known as Alex, the T-5000 is a humanoid host and personification of the Skynet network.


• Able to infect humans with nanobots

• Most advanced Terminator ever created and undetectable as a robot


Appearances: T1, T2, T3, TS, TG, Dark Fate

Skynet's first successful Infiltrator unit against the Resistance.

The later T-850 model ran an advanced human psychology programme.

These Terminators can last for 120 years on one power cell.


• Hyperalloy covered with human tissue

• Heads-up display to perform internal checks


Appearance: Terminator: Dark Fate

The latest cyborg to join the family. This two-in-one Terminator model has a traditional solid endoskeleton body, covered with a liquid metal exoskeleton (similar to the T-X model). This advanced Terminator model is sent from the future to terminate the protagonists in Dark Fate.


• The ability to split into two fully autonomous Terminators, making it twice as deadly

• Able to create solid - and sharp - weapons from all its body parts