Terminators are designed to terminate, in other words, to kill, other life forms.

The primary mission of Terminators is often to kill a specific individual, such as Sarah Connor or John Connor. Many Terminators have a secondary mission to kill key members of the Resistance, such as Kate Brewster, Martin Bedell, or several key lieutenants.

Terminators can target both humans and Terminators for termination. Several series of Terminators, such as the T-900 or T-X, are designed specifically to destroy other reprogrammed Terminators.

Targets for termination

T2 Trilogy

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

All of the following persons are targeted by the T-X:

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Infinity / Revolution

Terminator Salvation


Cameron: You need to understand how it works.
John Connor: What?
Cameron: This chip. This body. This software is designed to terminate humans. The hardware is designed to terminate humans. That's our sole function.
John Connor: Not you.
Cameron: No, not anymore. But what was there is still there. And will always be there.
John Connor: So down deep, you wanna kill me.
Cameron: Yes, I do.
John Connor: Then why don't you?
Cameron: I might some day...
("Born to Run")

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