T2 Plasma Rifle

Plasma weaponry is a weapons technology used by both the Resistance and Skynet in the future.

Personal pistols[1], rifles, crew-served weapons and many varieties of vehicular-mounted heavy weapons are operational throughout the battlefields of the Future War. With the advent of time travel corrupting the timeline with both knowledge of[2] and even actual artifacts[1] of future technologies, the exact date of introduction to plasma weaponry is entirely uncertain.

Known usagesEdit


  • It is possible that plasma weapons accelerate a bolt of superheated hydrogen plasma to high speed using magnetic induction technology such as the coilgun or the railgun. Although this is purely speculation it represents a scientifically plausible possibility.
  • The Terminator went to a gun shop in 1984 Los Angeles and requested a "...phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range", a weapon from his own time. The Terminator
  • The Series 800 Terminator was vulnerable against plasma attacks, so in 2027, Skynet decided to harden the T-800 against plasma attacks. [citation needed] This resulted in the creation of the Series 850 Terminator.


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Television series

Plasma weaponryEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Terminator: Tempest
  2. T2: Infiltrator
  3. The Terminator
  4. However the HK-tanks in Terminator 2: Judgment Day do not exhibit this; most likely due to both weapon systems using two barrels, thus putting more strain on the vehicle's reactor.
  5. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
  6. The Terminator: One Shot
  7. 7.0 7.1 The pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  8. During the Season 1 DVD Special Feature Creating the Chronicles: Reboot it is confirmed that the bank weapon is a plasma technology design.

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