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The Terminator: Dark Fate timeline follows Terminator 2: Judgment Day timeline and leads to the events in Terminator: Dark Fate. It is created by the destruction of the Cyberdyne Building.

Prior timelinesEdit

Original timelineEdit

Main article: Original timeline/Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • John Connor led the Tech-Com win the war, and shutdown Skynet. However, before its destruction, Skynet sent a Terminator back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor. The Terminator
  • Later, John found that Skynet sent another Terminator, a T-1000, to 1995 to kill his younger self. He then reprogrammed a T-800 and send it to 1995 to protect his younger self. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • At the same time before Skynet was shutdown, it sent out multiple T-800 Terminators, including the one that would become Carl, to land at various points in the past in order to kill John Connor. Terminator: Dark Fate[1]

The Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgment Day timelineEdit

Main article: The Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgment Day timeline
  • The T-800 arrived from the future to kill Sarah Connor. Its mission failed as Kyle Reese intervened and rescued Sarah successfully, but he was killed. Before his death, Kyle impregnated Sarah, who later gave birth to John Connor in 1985. The Terminator

Alternate Alpha timelineEdit

Previous timeline: Terminator 2: Judgment Day timeline timeline

This is an original and unaltered timeline prior to the events of Terminator: Dark Fate.

After the event in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Skynet's creation was stopped and Judgment Day was postponed.

Few months later after John's demise
  • The Terminator that would become "Carl" saved Alicia and Mateo from an abusive husband.
Unknown point
  • As Skynet (from the original timeline) kept on sending Terminators, whenever it happens, a mysterious party sent a text to Sarah Connor with the temporal dislocation target location and the words "For John".
c. 2010
  • With the Resistance about to win, Legion sent a Rev-9 back in time. Grace followed it and back traveled to 2020.

Alternate Original timelineEdit

  • Grace (Alpha) and the Rev-9 (Alpha) arrived in Mexico.
  • Grace saved Dani and Diego Ramos prior to a car chase, which ends with the intervention of Sarah Connor
  • Grace possibly decrypted the mysterious texts sent to Sarah and the women decided heading to Texas, where they discovered the aged Terminator "Carl" there, who joined them in their mission to stop the Rev-9.
  • Grace and Carl possibly sacrificed themselves to terminate Rev-9.
Unknown point
  • After being injured by a Rev-7 during a battle, Grace volunteered to become an Augment.
  • Before the Resistance captured the TD Chamber, Legion sent a Rev-9 back in time. Grace volunteered for time travel mission to 2020, while Dani was reluctant but granted her request after Grace's begging.[2] Before Grace left, Dani gave her the coordinates of Carl's house in case anything would go wrong.

Dark Fate timelineEdit

Main article: Terminator: Dark Fate
  • Grace (Original) and the Rev-9 (Original) arrived in Mexico.
  • Grace saved Dani and Diego Ramos in the factory where they work from the Rev-9, who was disguised as their father.
  • In the car chase that ensued, which ended with the intervention of Sarah Connor after Diego died.
  • By decrypting the texts sent to Sarah, Grace found out they came from the coordinate given to her, which was in Texas. The women asked Felipe Gandal, Dani's uncle, and gained his help to illegally cross the border.
  • After infiltrating the Border Patrol, the Rev-9 sent agents to the point where they would emerge in the border wall. It attempted to kill Dani with a drone, but Grace saved her. It then tried to get her while she was in a detention center, but Grace created a distraction by turning on the fire alarm and breaking out the prisoners, and the women eventually escaped in a helicopter.
  • The women discovered the aged Terminator Carl at the coordinates. He joined them in their mission to stop the Rev-9.
  • Grace and Carl sacrificed themselves to terminate the Rev-9.
  • Dani, now under Sarah's training, would be ready to become the leader of the future Resistance.


  1. Dark Fate's Tim Miller Helps Us Answer All Your Burning Terminator Questions | Gizmodo Australia
  2. Terminator: Dark Fate - Deleted Scenes 6 - YouTube
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