John Connor
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John Connor
Aliases: John Reese [1]
John Baum [2]
Series: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Gender: Male
Notability: Main character
Occupation: Student
Freedom fighter
Location: Los Angeles, California
Relatives: Sarah Connor [3]
Kyle Reese [4]
Derek Reese [5]
Status: Alive
Born: February 28th, 1985
Died: July 4th, 2032 [6]
First: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) [7]
"Pilot" [8]
Actor: Thomas Dekker
John De Vito [9]

John Connor is a fictional freedom fighter and the main character of the Terminator multimedia franchise. Although he was only referenced in the initial film, Terminator in 1984, his existence proves to be the driving force of the movie, as well as its various sequels and spin-off projects. When first presented, John Connor is shown as a child played by actor Edward Furlong in his first movie role. Actor Michael Edwards played an older John Connor in the future scenes from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In the 2003 sequel, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, actor Nick Stahl portrays a 19-year-old John Connor. Connor was also one of the main characters in the 2008-2009 television spin-off series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, where he was played actor Thomas Dekker. Although the series chronologically takes place after the events of Terminator 3, the character of John Connor is actually younger by way of time traveling from an earlier year. In 2009's Terminator: Salvation, actor Christian Bale plays the role of the adult John Connor and gives audiences the first comprehensive view of John's life in the future. Another sequel, Terminator: Genisys presents Australian actor Jason Clarke in the role of John Connor.

Overview Edit

John Connor is the destined savior of humanity, born to form a resistance and lead an army against the "machines" - cybernetic assassins called Terminators. When the futuristic artificial intelligence known as Skynet attempts to secure a victory in the future by altering history, the John Connor of the year 2032 sends his friend and fellow soldier Kyle Reese back in time to save the life of his mother, Sarah Connor, thus insuring his own existence.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles Edit

In 1999, fifteen-year-old John Connor was living with his mother at the home of a man named Charley Dixon, whom Sarah had been having relationship with. However, a horrific nightmare prompted Sarah to pull up stakes and John and she left. They relocated to a house in Red Valley, New Mexico and she enrolled John in school at Crest View High School. It was there that John met Cameron Phillips. He didn't realize at first that Cameron was a Terminator sent back in time by his future self to protect him. A T-888 Terminator assumed the guise of a man named Cromartie and came to Crest View posing as a substitute teacher. As soon as Cromartie determined which student was John Connor, eh attempted to kill him. Cameron was forced to reveal herself to defend John and they managed to escape from the school as Cromartie tried to kill them.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of John Connor was created by director and franchise creator James Cameron and screenplay writer William Wisher.
  • John Connor has also appeared in several comic book adaptations of the Terminator franchise such as Aliens vs. Predator vs. Terminator, T2: Cybernetic Dawn, Terminator: Salvation: The Final Battle and Terminator: The Dark Years.
  • One of the aliases that John Connor has used over the years is John Reese. Reese is the surname of Kyle Reese, John's biological father.
  • John hates cowboy boots. [10]

See also Edit

The World of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


External links Edit

References Edit

  1. Terminator: Pilot
  2. Terminator: Gnothi Seauton
  3. Mother; deceased in the original timeline, but survives in the TV timeline.
  4. Father, deceased. However, he is still alive as a child in the 2007 timeline.
  5. Uncle, deceased.
  6. Original timeline only.
  7. First film appearance of John Connor as played by Edward Furlong.
  8. First television appearance of John Connor on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as played by Thomas Dekker.
  9. John De Vito played a young John Connor in a flashback scene in the beginning of "Queen's Gambit".
  10. Terminator: Pilot