Starfinder: T-800 Terminator

Chris Van Deelen

T-800 Terminator Combatant CR 5 XP 1,600

Neutral medium construct

Init +3; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., lowlight vision 60 ft.; Perception +11


Defense                                                             HP 70

EAC: 17; KAC: 20 (or by armor type)

Fort: +7; Ref: +5; Will: +2

Defensive Abilities: Hyper-alloy combat chassis; Immunities: construct, unliving



Speed: 30 ft.

Melee: Two punches +7 (1d6+12 B, crit knockdown) or by weapon type

Ranged: Two shots +10 (by weapon type +7 damage) or by weapon type

Space: 5 ft., Reach: 5 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Detailed anatomy files



Str +5; Dex +3; Con -; Int +2; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Athletics +16, disguise +21, intimidate +11, piloting +11

Feats: Cleave, deadly aim, strike back

Other Abilities: Infiltrator, will not stop

Languages: Common



Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary, small hunting packs (1d3+1), medium packs (2d4+3), large hunting packs (3d6+10)


Special Abilities

Detailed anatomy files (Ex): The Terminator has detailed files of humanoid anatomy. As a result, it automatically gains a damage bonus equal to half the Terminators CR rating (rounded down). Also anytime the Terminator gains a critical hit, any DC save increases by +2.

Hyper-Alloy combat chassis (Ex): The skeletal structure of the terminator is constructed of a special alloy, making it very strong and resistant to damage. As a result, the terminator gains a DR / - equal to its CR against all physical attacks. Futher more, the terminator gains a +2 to all Fort saves.

Infiltrator (Ex): The exterior of the T-800 is living tissue. It can be healed using medicine, and appears completely human. As a result, the Terminator gains a +10 to disguise checks when attempting to infiltrate. As the Terminator takes damage, the flesh will suffer. Once the terminator has taken 50 points of damage, the flesh has been utterly eliminated. As long as at least one hit point of flesh remains, it can heal naturally through medicine or 5 points per 24 hour period; otherwise it can be regrown at a Skynet facility. Obviously if the flesh is destroyed or heavily damaged, the true nature of the Terminator is quite obvious.  For every 10 points of ‘flesh’ damage the terminator has suffered, it gains a -2 to the disguise check to pass as human.

Will not stop (Ex): When the terminator reaches zero hit points, it automatically ‘heals’ 20 points of damage on its next turn. This allows the terminator to continue to fight, although this can only be used once. After the additional hit points have been lost, the Terminator is destroyed.


The T-800 was the first unit created by Skynet to incorporate a living tissue sheath, completely enclosing the combat chassis and making it all but impossible to spot that it is in fact a deadly machine. The one downside is that the Terminator units are typically very cold and emotionless, which often will reveal the true nature of the machine. By that time, the killing typically begins.

The Endoskeleton appears as just that, a metallic skeleton. Where the rib-cage is typically located, the torso of the Terminator contains a solid torso, which contains the power-plant which allows the Terminator to last for centuries. The Terminator also is capable of using any weapon system – be it melee or ranged, as well as any type of armor. The EAC and KAC are the basic AC for the Terminator, for the endoskeleton, or the un-armored flesh, when the Infiltration unit is not wearing armor.

Skynet proved to be a little unimaginative when it came to the Terminators. It used only a handful of different appearances for the unit, producing hundreds of the exact same model. The Terminator can appear as male or female, but it is not uncommon to see units that are identical in physical appearance. The females are only slightly smaller than the male versions, usually a few inches shorter, although they do weigh as much.

Once the Terminator has been assigned a target, it will not stop. It does not feel pity or remorse, it cannot be reasoned with, and it will never stop until its target has been terminated, or it is destroyed in the act.

Unlike the combat chassis, the flesh can actually be healed through medicine and time. The chassis requires actual repairs, and with access to proper tools, the Terminator can repair on its own. It can automatically repair 10 hit points of damage per day.

The typical Terminator unit stands at six feet in height, and weighs a massive 400 pounds, although as mentioned the female versions are around 5.10 although they still weigh as much as the male model.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.