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T2 Future War

The Future War as seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The War Against the Machines[1] is the future war that takes place after Judgment Day. It involves the human Resistance led by John Connor against the Terminators made by Skynet.[2] It is sometimes referred to as the War between Man and Machines,[3] the War of the Machines[citation needed], the Future War[citation needed], Terminator War[4], or simply the War.[5] The war has changed throughout the timelines due to alternations to history mostly caused by time travel. However, in all timelines, a human victory is the presumed ultimate outcome.

Future War in various TimelinesEdit

See also: Timeline

Original TimelineEdit

Main article: The War Against the Machines (Original Timeline)

This is the Future War in the original timeline. It was depicted in futures scenes in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. There are several sub-versions of the Future War in the original timeline:

New TimelinesEdit

Various pre-Judgment Day missions have resulted in different alternate timelines, thus different versions of the Future War come into existence:

The version of the War in the Sarah Connor Chronicles timeline. It was depicted in future scenes in various episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The version of the War in the Terminator Salvation timeline. It was depicted in Terminator Salvation after the Pre-Judgment Day Missions.

NotesEdit

The War Against the Machines appears in one of Carl's, Ibntro, Outros, Fatality, and Victory in the video game Mortal Kombat 11.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Scene 4, 215 in the script of the motion picture Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  2. At least in Jade's World, the Resistance is lead by people other than John Connor.
  3. Voice over by John Connor, at the beginning of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
  4. Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle issue 12
  5. Scene 30E, 89A, A123, 215 of the Terminator 2: Judgment Day script
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