The T-XA is a further refinement of the Series 1000 Terminator concept. It is entirely composed of mimetic polyalloy just like the T-1000, though it boasted considerably enhanced capacities. In its default form, it is an eight foot tall, humanoid male, however, while infiltrating, it is able to split this mass into several units for the purposes of camouflage.
The T-XA is able to split itself and, unlike its predecessor, function in many communicating parts. As such, it is able to impersonate groups of humans, such as families, and dogs (an effective camouflage). To search large areas in twentieth century urban environments, it is able to split itself into a large number of cats. The first T-XA brought a large plasma-gun into the past, concealed within its body.
Perhaps the most frightening ability of the T-XA is its ability to implant elements of itself within humans, performing alterations to the host's brain to ensure loyalty to its own goals.
Another model, in an alternate future, is host to a stripped-down version of the Skynet intellect itself, in an effort to escape destruction at the hands of the Resistance.
Both of them were destroyed by sabotage of time-displacement equipment as they attempted to use them; the first is forced into an experimental apparatus, and the second, while attempting to flee to an unknown destination in time.
- Despite the similarity of names, and some common elements, it should not be confused with the T-X, which possessed an endoskeleton.
- The T-1001 from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles possesses a similar ability to the T-XA by splitting her mass into at least one unit. It could lead one to speculate that T-1001 may be a "bridge" between the technology of T-1000 and T-XA.
- The ability of T-XA to affects a human should not be confused with the nanotechnological transjectors used by the T-X, which were observed to have a similar effect on machines.
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