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The Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Terminator, or simply T-800, is a type of Terminator mass-produced by Skynet.

The T-800 Terminator was Skynet’s first cybernetic organism, with living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton. This made it Skynet’s first successful Infiltrator unit, capable of infiltrating the Resistance.

The Terminator Model T-800 was the first in a line of Series 8xx Terminators in various timelines, including the T-850 Terminators of Rise of the Machines timeline and the T-888 Terminators of The Sarah Connor Chronicles timeline.



The 800 Series Terminator contains a Neural Net Processor CPU, or “learning computer”, contained within the endoskull and protected by inertial shock dampers. The CPU, developed by Cyberdyne Systems, is one of the most powerful microprocessors ever built. As part of its vast internal databases, the T-800 contains detailed files on human anatomy and physiology so as to make it a more efficient killer. The CPU can also be updated with multiple database files related to advanced infiltration techniques, basic training for soldiers, emergency medical training, sniper training, an extensive tactical database, and detailed files from other terminators making each unit a combat veteran.

Learning Capabilities and Self-Awareness

The CPU of a T-800 Terminator can be switched between read-write mode and read-only mode. The former allows a T-800 unit to learn new things or skills, possibly allowing for some sort self-awareness or a “consciousness”. This can make a T-800 decide what it should do, even fighting alongside with humans. Carl is potentially a example as [he] grew a “consciousness” years after blending into human society and decided to help Sarah Connor and Grace Harper to protect Dani Ramos from being terminated by a Rev-9.


The silvery metal endoskeleton of the T-800 is a microprocessor controlled triple-armored hyper-alloy combat chassis and is constructed with frictionless bearings in its joints, and a servo-actuated control system. Its limbs are controlled by axial drive motors and clavicular trailing links, allowing the T-800s to maneuver faster than the T-600 Terminators, as bursts of speed of up to 22 mph no longer threatened the joint assemblies. The T-800 was also 20% lighter and 40% stronger than the T-600. The armored frame is capable of withstanding most contemporary weapons with small caliber and sometimes even withstanding a direct hit from grenade launchers.

A T-800 features a jack in the back of its head for plugging in a cable to receive persona templates and other instructions from its master.

Differences between Versions

Living tissue on earlier version of T-800 unit may necrotize if damaged, as after being shot multiple times during the shootout in the police precinct, the original T-800’s skin had a noticeably pale color and flies were sitting on its face. At this point, the janitor of the building, which T-800 was using as a safehouse, commented on the smell of decay coming from T-800’s room: “Hey, buddy, got a dead cat in there, or what?” Hence, the early version of living tissue apparently may “die” or at least undergo extensive necrosis.

Later versions, such as Version 2.4, the wounds will heal over time without suffering from decay or necrosis, even when having taken severe damage. However, wounds may leave a unit with scar.

For power source, the power cell of early model of T-800 Terminators could allow a T-800 unit to operate at full power for twenty-four hours per day for 1,095 days, while T-800 Version 2.4 has a functional period of 120 years on one power cell.

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