T-800 (T2) portal

The T-800 on his mission to find and protect John Connor

Resistance members, including human and reprogrammed Terminators, are sometimes given a mission to protect another person and prevent the subject from harm or damage.

In some occasions, Skynet will sent Terminators to protect key persons responsible for the creation of itself.

Known Protectors

Television series


John Connor: You're not here to kill me - I figured out that for myself. So what's the deal?
Terminator: My mission is to protect you.
John Connor: Yeah? Who sent you?
Terminator: You did. 35 years from now you reprogrammed me to be your protector here - in this time.
John Connor: This is deep...
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

John Connor: What is your mission?
Terminator: To... ensure the survival... of John Connor... and Katherine Brewster.
John Connor: You are about to fail that mission.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Cameron: I was sent here to protect John.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot episode


  1. Direct quote from the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Her original objective is unknown, although she attempted to terminate John Connor when her chip was damaged in the episode "Samson & Delilah".

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