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The term "T-5000" should not be confused with Terminator Ultra-5000.

The T-5000 known as Alex

The T-5000[1] is an advanced model Terminator series produced by Skynet near the end of the Future War from an unknown alternate timeline. It was directly observed that Skynet had transferred its consciousness into a T-5000 unit in order to travel to the Original timeline and infect John Connor, turning him into a T-3000 unit while killing his Tech-Com squad.

The T-5000 possesses the ability to infect human beings with nano-robots which recode human DNA at the cellular level, transforming them into T-3000 cyborgs.

Known units[]


  • Since Alex easily infiltrated John Connor's Tech-Com unit, it is likely that the T-5000 cannot be detected by dogs (which were often used to detect covert Terminators, due to the canines' enhanced olfactory senses) as most of the Resistance units have dogs in the base.
  • Since the only known T-5000 unit so far was only briefly featured in Terminator Genisys, its combat abilities are largely unknown, however, it seemingly easily overpowered John Connor's elite squad of soldiers without sustaining any serious damage.
  • In Terminator Genisys: Resetting the Future, it is explained that both Alex and Skychild are considered T-5000s, with the latter described as being formed from ionized air particles.


Original timeline - Genisys timeline (Genisys)
Embodiment Meta-Node (T-800) - Sky-1 - Skynet (T-XA) - Alex (T-5000)
Facilities Skynet Central Core - Skynet Hub - Skynet Central Command - Skynet Satellite
Related Topics
Artificial intelligence The Turk - John Henry - ARTIE - Legion
Developers Miles Dyson - Andy Goode - Barbara Chamberlain - Danny Dyson
Cyberdyne Systems - Cyber Research Systems - Kaliba Group
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) - New Terminator - 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