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The Terminator Salvation timeline follows Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines timeline and leads to the events in Terminator Salvation.

Avant notes[]

Main article: Terminator Salvation (film)§Continuity notes

It should be noted that Terminator Salvation was designated as a "soft reboot" for the franchise as various settings from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines have been neglected in the film Terminator Salvation, including Cyber Research Systems, which does not exist in Terminator Salvation timeline while Cyberdyne Systems is brought back to the story whereas the company ceased to exist in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

The factors introduced in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines that preserved in Terminator Salvation are:

Although Sarah Connor is presented died for a while, it is unknown if she died of leukemia as mentioned in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or killed in early Future War as mentioned in the novelization of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

As the story of Terminator Salvation has been concluded by Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, the page includes the following key events from the following Terminator Salvation fictions:

Terminator Salvation timeline[]

Previous timeline: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines timeline timeline
Unknown point
  • Cyberdyne was purchased by United States Air Force and Dr. Kogan's Research facility was folded into the Armed Forces Branch known for Skynet.
2003[1] / 2004[2]
  • The Resistance and Skynet came into a truce and end the Future War. The human society was rebuild with the help of the Machines.
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  1. Terminator Salvation: Cold War
  2. Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Souvenir Magazine