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The Terminator Genysis timeline is a whole new timeline of the Terminator franchise, which is rebooted with the film Terminator Genisys.

Avant notes[]

Since Terminator Genisys serves as the reboot to the Terminator series, its timeline does not follow any previous timeline. However, all major events prior to the film's deviations are the same as in The Terminator timeline, only few minor facts are changed. For example, Kyle Reese still possesses the Sarah Connor snapshot, which had been originally burnt in the attack by the Future Terminator as seen in The Terminator. Another example is that Kyle was captured and sent to a Skynet Work Camp in the original timeline, however, this event does not happen in the Genisys timeline.

Prior timelines[]

Alpha timeline[]

An original and unaltered timeline prior to the events of Terminator Genisys.

  • John Connor was born. (Kyle Reese is not his father.)
  • Cyberdyne developed artificial intelligence.
  • Skynet went online.
  • Skynet became self-aware. War broke out.
  • John Connor became the leader of the Resistance.
  • Skynet decided to send a T-800 back in time to kill Sarah Connor before the leader of the Resistance was born.
  • John Connor sent Kyle Resse back in time to save Sarah Connor.

Original timeline[]

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  • The T-800 arrived from the future to kill Sarah Connor.
  • Kyle Reese arrived from the future to protect Sarah.
  • Kyle impregnated Sarah.
  • Kyle died while T-800 was destroyed.
  • The wreckage of the T-800 was recovered by Cyberdyne Systems and reverse-engineered its technology.
August 29, 1997
Unknown point
  • Skynet from unknown alternate timeline arrived in the year 2029 of the Original timeline in a body of T-5000 and assumed the identity of "Alex", infiltrating Tech-Com.
  • John Connor led the Tech-Com to win the war, but Skynet sent a Terminator back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor before its facility in Colorado was destroyed.
  • John Connor sent Kyle Reese back in time to save Sarah Connor. However, Alex attacked John and converted him into a T-3000. Given Kyle was going through time displacement during the attack, he managed to get the memories of the Kyle Reese from the new timeline. Terminator Genisys
Unknown point
  • Skynet sent a T-1000 back to 1973 to assassinate Sarah Connor.
  • A T-800 (Guardian) was programmed by an unknown person and sent back to 1973 to protect Sarah Connor.
  • John Connor travels back to 2014 to help and ensure the creation of Skynet.
  • T-810 was launched to mass production after destruction of the Skynet Core.[1]

Genisys timeline[]

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  • The T-1000 arrived from the future to kill Sarah Connor.
  • The Guardian arrived from the future and saved Sarah.
Between 1973 to 1984
  • Sarah was trained by the Guardian and prepared for the upcoming battle against the Machines.
May 12, 1984
  • The T-800 arrived from the future to kill Sarah Connor, only to be intercepted by the Guardian and terminated by Sarah.
  • Kyle Reese arrived from the future to protect Sarah, only to be intercepted by the T-1000, but he was rescued by Sarah.
  • The T-1000 was terminated by Sarah and the Guardian.
  • Sarah and Kyle travelled forward into 2017.
  • Sarah and Kyle arrived in San Francisco in 2017, only to be intercepted by John Connor. The two were later rescued by the Guardian.
  • Sarah, Kyle, and Guardian proceeded in the attempt to destroy Genisys. They eventually succeeded in destroying the Cyberdyne building along with the T-3000. However, the core of the Genisys remained functional.


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