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Rev-9 endoskeleton

Rev-9 Model is an advanced Terminator and Infiltrator series utilized by Legion in the Dark Fate timeline. A Rev-9 consists of a traditional, solid carbon-based endoskeleton[1] covered by an outer sheath made of advanced mimetic polyalloy. In addition, Rev-9 possesses the ability to separate into two units.

Overview

The Rev-9 is capable of demonstrating relatively advanced human-like behavior, such as having a sense of humor. A Rev-9 unit even bragged to a United States Border Patrol agent that its whole body is a weapon, and also apologized after falling into someone's shed, destroying it. It also has a casual demeanor when interacting with others, though some robotic-like behavior can be seen. It is capable of high-level conversation, as shown when it sets off a metal detector and explains that it has gone through two tours in Afghanistan and has a metal hip replacement. It can also attempt to overcome obstacles through methods other than violence when doing so would be more efficient, such as copying a set of clothes instead of killing someone for them, or attempting to negotiate for Dani Ramos' protectors to hand her over instead of simply attacking immediately.

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A Rev-9 split into two units.

The Rev-9 is stated to be something to run away from rather than fight due to its abilities. Its endoskeleton possesses great physical strength and is extremely durable, capable of withstanding gunfire, blunt trauma, and even direct hits from anti-tank weaponry without experiencing any permanent damage. The endoskeleton is tough enough for it to free-fall from high altitude without sustaining any damage-causing glitches. It takes the extreme heat and friction of being shoved into an industrial turbine, followed by the explosion of that turbine, for the Rev-9 to sustain noticeable damage. The Rev-9 is also considerably more agile than what has been seen from Skynet-created Terminators, being capable of leaping vertically a few dozen feet, parkouring off walls, performing acrobatic spins and flips in combat, dodging projectiles and heavy strikes, and quickly straightening its body from a collapsed position.

The Rev-9's liquid metal shell is black in color and able to imitate specific humans, copy clothing simply by touching it, as well as form stabbing weapons including more advanced weaponry such as staff weapons or crushing tentacle-like tendrils. Due to its endoskeleton the Rev-9 is limited to taking on humanoid forms. When changing shape the Rev-9's liquid metal often appears as multiple strands rather than the single large mass of a T-1000. Additionally, its liquid metal appears to be more fluid than the liquid metal of a T-1000, being able to form and retract small blades from its body at a rapid rate, lash out with its arm blades in a whip-like manner, as well as reconstruct itself much more quickly. However, it also appears to be less cohesive than a T-1000, as when acting independently from the endoskeleton it can be completely torn apart or disintegrated by slashing attacks and explosives which would merely deform a T-1000. The extreme heat and friction of being caught in an industrial turbine, followed by the explosion of that turbine, is sufficient to "cook" the liquid metal into a brittle solid state in which it ceases to function and crumbles off the Rev-9 endoskeleton.

The Rev-9's most notable characteristic is the ability to split itself in two when dealing with multiple threats, with its endoskeleton and liquid metal shell separating and acting independently from each other. However, when separated its two halves have reduced mass and the polyalloy half is particularly vulnerable to slashing attacks, since without the added structural support of the endoskeleton it can be easily cut apart.

Despite its incredible capabilities, the Rev-9 does not seem to have been designed to battle rogue Terminators, as an aged T-800 was able to dominate in combat between them, despite not being able to deal any significant damage unless with additional force or firepower. The Rev-9 was forced to split itself in two just to overpower and damage the T-800, simply to free itself from Carl's grip. In addition, while extremely hardened against permanent damage, the Rev-9 also does not appear to be as resistant to kinetic force as units such as the T-X, as heavy blows from a T-800 or even an enhanced human-like Grace are sufficient to knock the Rev-9 around considerably, though this may also be a side effect of an overall lighter construction, resulting in a reduced whole-unit weight, which would explain and correlate to its enhanced acrobatic abilities, particularly in comparison to a T-800. And it's reasonable enough to assume that given enough time a Rev-9 would eventually defeat a T-800 since it would be virtually impossible for the T-800 to deal enough damage to destroy it, a situation not unlike what would happen with a T-1000, plus the Rev-9 is shown to knock units like the T-800 around with ease, so they are at least evenly matched in strength.

The endoskeleton itself is quite unique in appearance, while it is humanoid like a T-800, it has numerous cavities and gaps, such as its mostly hollow chest, and head, sporting only half its structure. This is likely used to store the liquid metal as unlike the T-X, the liquid metal is not just a sheath but capable of forming a human shape, meaning there may be far more mass of the liquid metal. The Rev-9 endoskeleton's structure also more closely resembles bones and musculature, compared to the more overtly robotic appearance of a T-800 endoskeleton.

A Rev-9 can hack into any device and accessing data via simple contact with its mimetic polyalloy. In addition, it can hack into security camera or other database using Wi-Fi provided by any place, such as internet cafe.[2][3]

Notes

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Rev-9 HUD in searching mode

  • Rev-9 features full-color HUD at all times.
  • Rev-9's sheath can form multiple stabbing weapons all over its body, an ability shared with T-1002 and T-Meg. However, Rev-9's reach is shown to have less range than a Rev-7's.
  • An endoskeleton covered with mimetic polyalloy is a design shared with T-X
  • The Rev-9 endoskeleton appears in Gears 5 as part of the Terminator: Dark Fate skin pack 2 DLC along with Grace Harper.
  • The mimetic polyalloy of the Rev-9 is more of a black color than the usual silvery chrome from Skynet timelines.

Appearance

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Rev-9 skin in Gears 5

See also

References

  1. Per a quote from Gabriel Luna, "You got an endoskeleton that's carbon-based and liquid that's a carbon substance alloy. And of course it can split, and it can descend on a target from multiple angles which just makes it that much more dangerous."
    Terminator: Dark Fate - Gabriel Luna on Becoming the Rev 9 - Den of Geek
  2. Hope Of The Future - Terminator: Dark Fate deleted scenes - REV-9 visiting internet cafe
  3. Terminator: Dark Fate - Deleted Scenes 2 - YouTube

External Links

Infiltrator Series
Standard 600 - 799 - 800 (803 - 804 - 806 - 810 - 850 - 888) - 900 (950) - X - 1000 (1001 - 1002 - XA) - 5000
Human Infiltrator I825.M - I-950 - T-H (Ultra-5000) - T-3000
Other types TS-300 - T-900 (TOK715) - Rev-9 - Rat robot - Big Bad Wolf - Dire Wolf
Outer sheath Rubber skin - Living tissue - Duroplast - Mimetic polyalloy - Machine phase matter
Related topics Terminator (Series) - Model - Replacement - Impersonation - Technology
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