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The War Against the Machines

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T2 Future War

The Future War as seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The War Against the Machines[1] is the future war that takes place after Judgment Day. It involves the human Resistance led by John Connor against the Terminators made by Skynet.[2] It is sometimes referred to as the War between Man and Machines,[3] the War of the Machines[citation needed], the Future War[citation needed], or simply the War.[4] The war has changed throughout the timelines due to alternations to history mostly caused by time travel.

Versions of the War

The version of the War in the original, unaltered timeline. It was depicted in futures scenes in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
The version of the War in the Terminator Salvation timeline. It was depicted in Terminator Salvation after the Pre-Judgment Day Missions.
The version of the War in the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles timeline. It was depicted in future scenes in various episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


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  1. Scene 4, 215 in the script of the motion picture [[Terminator 2: Judgment Day (film)|]]
  2. At least in Jade's World, the Resistance is lead by people other than John Connor.
  3. Voice over by John Connor, at the beginning of [[Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (film)|]].
  4. Scene 30E, 89A, A123, 215 of the Terminator 2: Judgment Day script

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