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Terminator 2 Plot Hole: The T-1000 Shouldn't Be Able to Time Travel


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In The Terminator, we learn from Kyle Reese himself that time travel is only possible for living organisms, or in the case of the T-800, a machine surrounded by living tissue. This is why both Kyle and the T-800 are shown arriving in 1984 naked, because things like clothing can't make the trip. Yet, if that's the case, how can the T-1000, which is entirely liquid metal, manage to travel through time in Terminator 2? It has no actual flesh of any kind, and simply takes the form of a person when trying to lure in targets or move through areas without attracting attention. Quite simply, the T-1000 being able to time travel makes absolutely no sense.

Adding to the nonsense factor is that the T-1000 still time travels naked, which shouldn't matter, since none of it is organic. Dramatically, this is done to make first time viewers unsure who the good guy is, but that obviously stopped fooling anyone once Terminator 2 became a box office smash. Interestingly, writer/director James Cameron and co-writer William Wisher were fully aware of the plot hole, and planned to fill it by revealing that the T-1000 travels through time encased in a covering of flesh, which it would then slice its way out of upon arrival. However, this was deemed potentially confusing, and never made it past the script stage. As it stands, the only way of explaining things is by charitably assuming that the T-1000's ability to mimic people extends to duping time machines.

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You are about 30 years late.

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I still go by the explanation Cameron gave in interviews and also shows up on the visual commentary of the T2 Extreme DVD. That being that the T-1000 mimicked human flesh when it came through and the film supports it with the fact the T-1000 came in with the naked body of a human. Why would it come through that way if the rule about nothing dead will go doesn't apply? I mean, if it turns out that isn't a rule then why wouldn't the T-1000 come out fully clothed in the military gear from the future? Why wouldn't it bring weapons from the future? So yeah. It mimicked human flesh hence why it came through looking like a naked man.

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Even if it is a rule , and the T1000 can make its outer surface sufficiently skin like to pass the test...
Why didnt it come through as a skin covered box filled with futuristic weapons and electronics?

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Since it is never specifically said, I always thought that maybe (just my theory of course) that it could mimic the field generated by living organisms

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Maybe Skynet forbid it since those futuristic lasor guns we see in both films would attract the authorities. Then the army would get involved and blow the T-1000 in half with a Grenade launcher like the Terminator does at the end of this movie.

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its stated the machines sent it

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wut? how is that relevent to anything?

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LIVING LIQUID METAL WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE OF OR CONTAINING NANOBOT TECHNOLOGY...NANOBOTS ARE THE KEY.

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Such an easy fix: Skynet found out that mimetic polyalloy was capable of being sent through the time displacement equipment. Problem solved.

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My take on it was that liquid metal was close enough in composition for the displacement machine to let it through. I also figured that was why Skynet decided to create liquid metal cyborgs in the first place.

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