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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

John Connor is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Terminator science fiction franchise. In a fictional post-apocalyptic future first referred to in The Terminator, powerful, intelligent machines have dedicated themselves to the eradication of humanity, and John Connor is the leader of the human resistance movement known as Tech-Com that opposes them. Skynet, the supercomputer mainframe of the machines, decides that John Connor is the focal point of the rebellion and that his termination would end the opposition. After repeated failures at terminating John during the war, Skynet decides to use a temporal displacement device to send cyborg assassins called Terminators to various points in John Connor's past in an attempt to terminate him before the war ever begins. John Connor does not appear in the original film The Terminator (1984), in which his mother is the primary target. John Connor is portrayed as a pre-teen by Edward Furlong in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), as a teenager by Thomas Dekker in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008 TV series), as a young teen by Nick Stahl in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003 film), and as a man in his early thirties by Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation, (2009). Other actors have portrayed John in minor scenes, such as flashbacks or flashforwards.

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