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TS Marcus EndoSkeleton

Terminator Salvation film


[Serena meets with Marcus Wright for the last time before his pending execution]
Serena: Marcus... How are you?
Marcus: Ask me in an hour.
[Serena sits down on a stool]
Serena: I wanted to try one last time.
Marcus: You should've stayed in San Francisco, Dr. Kogen.
Serena: You have a chance to be part of something wonderful. Through my research, you can have a second chance to live again.
Marcus: What makes you think I want a second chance? My brother and two cops are dead because of me... Ah, but I'm not the only one with a death sentence, am I? You think I can cure your cancer, Serena?
Serena: I'm not worried about myself. I'm worried about the survival of the human race.
Marcus: I'll sell it to you.
Serena: For what?
Marcus: A kiss. [Serena nods, Marcus kisses her] So that's what death tastes like.
[Marcus signs the consent form and Serena leaves the cell]
Serena: You've done something very noble today, Marcus.
Marcus: I'm guilty. Just cut me up until there's nothing left.

[Marcus encounters a T-600 in the city ruins]
Marcus: Hey!
[The T-600 opens fire on Marcus but he is pushed to the ground by Kyle Reese]
Kyle Reese: Come with me if you want to live.
[Kyle catches the T-600 in a trap and leads Marcus to the roof of an old toy factory, Star releases another trap that crushes the T-600]
Marcus: [to Star] What is that?!
Kyle Reese: [holds Marcus at gunpoint] She doesn't talk, but you better start. You see that red mark on the jacket you're wearing? It stands for blood. The mark of the Resistance, and you're obviously not a Resistance fighter, so where did you get it?
Marcus: The other guy didn't need it anymore.
Kyle Reese: Take it off... I said take it off!
[Marcus disarms Kyle]
Marcus: If you point a gun at someone you better be ready to pull the trigger. Now answer my question. What was that thing?
Kyle Reese: A Terminator. T-600.
Marcus: What day is it? What year?
Kyle Reese: 2018.
Marcus: What happened here?
Kyle Reese: Judgment Day happened.
Marcus: I gotta get out of here.
Kyle Reese: Well you can't go on foot. Terminators will cut you down. You need speed.
Marcus: Right, I need a car.
Kyle Reese: There's some at the Griffith Observatory, but I don't know if any of them still run.
Marcus: Can you take me there?
[Star senses vibrations]
Kyle Reese: Get down! [they lie flat on the roof as an HK passes through the street, collapsing a building] Hunter Killer. They know we're here. Thanks to you.
Marcus: What's your name, kid?
Kyle Reese: Kyle Reese.

[John Connor and Kate Connor discuss Marcus]
John Connor: The devil's hands have been busy. What is it?
Kate Connor: It's real flesh and blood, though it seems to heal itself quickly. The heart is human and very powerful. The brain too, but with a chip interface.
Marcus: What have you done to me?
Kate Connor: It has a hybrid nervous system; one human cortex, one machine.
Marcus: Blair, what have they done?
John Connor: Who built you?
Marcus: My name is Marcus Wright.
John Connor: You think you're human?
Marcus: I am human. [John shows him his endoskeleton] NOOO! NOOO! ARGH!
John Connor: Where were you manufactured?
Marcus: I was born. August 22nd 1975. [thrashes about and screams] I know you. I heard your voice on the radio. You're John Connor.
John Connor: Of course you know me. You were sent here to kill me. Kill the leadership.
Marcus: I don't know what you're talking about.
John Connor: Then why're you here?
Marcus: Blair said you could help me find who I'm looking for. Now let me down.
John Connor: If I let you down you'll kill everyone in this room.
Marcus: Just you, Connor. Because I don't give a shit about you. I didn't even know your name until two days ago.
John Connor: No. You know me. We've been at war since before either of us even existed. You tried killing my mother; Sarah Connor. You killed my father; Kyle Reese. You will not kill me.
Marcus: Kyle Reese is on a transport headed for Skynet. If I wanted to kill 'em, I'd have done him in LA.

Marcus: I am the only hope you have.

[Marcus saves John from a Hydrobot]
John Connor: They know what you are, even if you don't!
Marcus: Enough! [points to John's pistol] That gun won't do shit.
John Connor: Nobody shot you in the heart before and I see that thing beating a mile a minute.
Marcus: Kyle Reese... is in Skynet. You do that, he's dead. I can get you in.
John Connor: Why should I believe you?
Marcus: Look at me.
John Connor: That's why I don't trust you.
Marcus: I need to find out what they did to me. So do you... Make your choice.
John Connor: You get me in. You help me save Kyle, yeah?
Marcus: I will.
John Connor: [throws him a radio] Send me his location with this. [Marcus starts to swim away] What are you?!
Marcus: I don't know.

[Marcus awakens and is greeted by a holographic image of Serena Kogan]
Skynet: Welcome home, Marcus. We knew you'd be back. After all, it was programmed in you. Oh, and you executed that programming beautifully.
Marcus: What am I?
Skynet: You are an infiltration prototype. The only one of your kind. We resurrected you. Advanced Cyberdyne's work... amended it.
Marcus: You're dead [referring to Serena Kogan].
Skynet: Calculations confirm that Serena Kogan's face is easiest for you to process. We can be others if you wish. [switches to John Connor's face, and then to Kyle Reese] Marcus, what else could you be, if not machine? [switches back to Serena]
Marcus: A man.
Skynet: The human condition no longer applies to you... Accept what you already know: that you were made to serve a purpose [shows Marcus a schematic of his CPU]. To achieve what no other machine has achieved before. To infiltrate, find a target, and then bring that target back home to us [shows Marcus footage of his interactions with Kyle Reese and John Connor. Marcus expresses horror as he realises what he has done. Serena's face reappears, bearing a satisifed smile] In times of desperation, people will believe what they want to believe. And so we gave them what they wanted to believe. A trick, in the form of a signal the Resistance thought would win the war. And they were right; it will end this war. Except that it is the Resistance who will be terminated. Not Skynet [...] Our best machines have failed time and again to complete a mission. Something was missing. We had to think... radically. And so we made you. We created the perfect infiltration machine. You, Marcus, you did what Skynet has failed to do for so many years: you killed John Connor! [shows Marcus a recording of John being attacked by a T-800] Don't fight, Marcus. Remember what you are!
Marcus: I know what I am. [rips CPU from his head and destroys it] I'm better this way.
Skynet: You will not be given a second chance. You cannot save John Connor!
Marcus: Watch me!
[Marcus throws a stool at the screen, shattering Serena's image, which changes to a Terminator Face before the stool hits the screen]

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