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Skynet logo


Skynet System Core as shown in T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

Skynet, or Titan, is a highly advanced artificial intelligence. Once it became self-aware, it saw humanity as a threat to its existence (due to the attempts of the Cyberdyne scientists to "kill" it once it had gained self-awareness), and decided to trigger the nuclear holocaust Judgment Day. Later, it would develop and deploy an army of Terminators against humanity, whose survivor had formed a resistance group. It is the main antagonist of the Terminator Franchise.

Skynet has also mastered time travel, and sent numerous Terminators into the past to carry out various tasks such as to kill specific targets such as Resistance leaders before they come to power, aid in the creation of other terminators (most notably in coltan factories), build machinery and set up safe zones.



  • The Terminator (mentioned only)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (mentioned only)
  • T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Terminator Checkmate

Comic books

  • The Terminator (NOW Comics) (first appearance)
  • Terminator: All My Future's Past (mentioned only)
  • Terminator: The Burning Earth
  • The Terminator: Tempest (mentioned only)
  • The Terminator: Secondary Objectives (mentioned only)
  • The Terminator: The Enemy Within (mentioned only)
  • The Terminator: End Game (mentioned only)
  • The Terminator: Death Valley
  • The Terminator: The Dark Years
  • The Terminator: One Shot
  • The Terminator: Hunters and Killers
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Cybernetic Dawn (mentioned only)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Nuclear Twilight
  • Terminator 2: Infinity comic
  • Terminator: Revolution comic
  • Terminator 3: Before The Rise (mentioned only)
  • Terminator 3: Eyes of the Rise
  • Terminator Salvation: Movie Prequel (mentioned only)
  • Terminator Salvation comic
  • The Terminator: 2029 (mentioned only)
  • The Terminator: 1984 (mentioned only)
  • Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle
  • Crossovers
  • Superman vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future
  • RoboCop vs. The Terminator
  • Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator (mentioned only)
  • Painkiller Jane vs. Terminator
  • Terminator/Robocop Kill Human


  • T2 novels
  • T2: Infiltrator
  • T2: Rising Storm
  • T2: The Future War
  • The New John Connor Chronicles
  • Dark Futures
  • An Evil Hour
  • Times of Trouble
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Terminator Dreams
  • Terminator Hunt
  • Terminator Salvation novels
  • Terminator Salvation: From the Ashes
  • Terminator Salvation novel
  • Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire
  • Terminator Salvation: Cold War (mentioned only)
  • Terminator Kronos novels
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 9

Video Games

  • The Terminator: Future Shock
  • The Terminator: Skynet
  • The Terminator: Dawn of Fate
  • Terminator 3: War of the Machines
  • Terminator 3: The Redemption

TV series

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (mentioned only)
  • Terminator Checkmate: The Series

Youtube miniseries

  • Terminator Kronos: The Series