Alex Murphy was a once human police officer who was "killed" in the line of duty by a vicious gang of criminals and transformed into a cyborg by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products. This new creation, RoboCop, would serve as the prototype of a next generation police officer and the process would be instrumental in the creation of Skynet.


RoboCop vs. The Terminator

Targeted by the Resistance

A Resistance soldier by the name of Florence Langer was sent back in time with the mission to murder Alex Murphy, having been told by Connor that it was a human mind that turned Skynet from a tool to an "army of murders". During a brief confrontation, the group was attacked by a group of Series 800 terminators. Murphy soon learned that he was a key component of the Skynet program and that his neural network gave Skynet the ability to develop artificial intelligence. Rather than be an agent of destruction, Murphy opted instead to terminate himself. While visiting his grave a final time he is attacked by a modified Infiltrator resembling a child and another that looks like a dog. Murphy is disabled and his program scanned into Skynet.[Issue needed]

Future War

After 25 years of lurking in the shadows of Skynet's programming, Murphy began an attack upon a Skynet program and took control over an automated production facility during a human attack. Utilizing his new found control he built himself a modified Series 800 combat chassis resembling his former self. Later he would do the same again, but would construct an entire legion of terminators carrying his face and based on his neural pattern. With their new allies the Resistance launched an attack on a Skynet outpost while Murphy made plans to go back in time and stop Skynet once and for all out of fears he had begun to lose his humanity after years trapped in the mind of Skynet's evil.[Issue needed]

Upon the appearance of the strange blob in the present, the people are confused and then terrified as the metal robocop tears forth from the mass of flesh and immediately blasts off into space. He finds the earliest incarnation of skynet, a spy satellite, and destroys it. Disappearing from time, Murphy awakens in his present in Detroit with a feeling of deja vu while on patrol.[Issue needed]

Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human

In another timeline, the last human survivor, lauren finds Robocop in the Skynet Museum while trying to seek shelter from Skynet forces. Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human issue #1 Robocop is reactivated and attempts to protect her while attempting to infiltrate the main Skynet headquarters until her untimely death. Robocop later learns of the ongoing history leading up to the war with Skynet, and is compelled to travel to the past. Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human issue #2 RoboCop is then sent back to the past, intervening shortly during the final moments of the Cyberdyne building's destruction. RoboCop disables the T-800 and assists the Connor family's escape, attempting to warn them that their efforts are only delaying Skynet Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human issue #3.

In an attempt to alter history and ensure the destruction of the T-800, Robocop enlists the aid of Omni Consumer Products CEO Richard "Dick" Jones, and relocates everyone to a group of OCP naval ships located in the ocean in order to minimize large-scale casualties. Jones's research into a specialized acid is entering its final phases until the T-1000's assault on the naval group. Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human issue #3. During the assault, John Connor is trapped and killed in the research room with Jones, the T-1000, and a reactivate T-800, while Robocop seals the door to ensure the Terminators' destruction. Some time during the chaos, Sarah Connor disappears, while RoboCop himself perishes during the sinking of the ship. Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human issue #4.

Behind the Scenes

  • A scene was planned for the 1990 film RoboCop 2 where Murphy's face would be peeled away from the RoboCop body structure revealing a T-800-esque skull beneath.[1]
  • In the teaser trailer of the original Robocop film, they used music from the first Terminator film.


Robocop in the museum
Video game


RoboCop vs the Terminator comic series


  1. RoboCop 2 DVD Commentary.