The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness.
The Terminator functions in different roles, due to being the franchise's flagship character. It is the main antagonist of "The Terminator" in 1984, where it was sent back in time to ensure a nuclear fallout and a dystopian world where machines ruled the Earth. It returns as the main protagonist in its sequel "Judgement Day" in 1991 where its role is now reversed to make sure the titular dystopian event does not occur whilst also combating against another Terminator. Its future appearance has since been alternating between hero and villain, being continued to be portrayed by Schwarzenegger or a likeness.
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