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Marcus Wright (Character)
from Terminator Salvation (2009)

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Terminator Salvation (2009)
John Connor: The devil's hands have been busy. What is it?
Kate Connor: It's real flesh and blood, though it seems to heal itself quickly. The heart is human and very powerful. The brain, too, but with a chip interface.
Marcus Wright: What have you done to me?
Kate Connor: It has a hybrid nervous system. One human cortex, one machine.
Marcus Wright: Blair, what have they done?
John Connor: Who built you?
Marcus Wright: My name is Marcus Wright.
John Connor: You think you're human?
Marcus Wright: I am human.

[from trailer]
Marcus Wright: What day is it? What year?
Kyle Reese: 2018.
Marcus Wright: What happened here?
Kyle Reese: Judgment Day happened.

Marcus Wright: So that's what death tastes like.

Dr. Serena Kogan: Don't fight, Marcus. Remember what you are.
Marcus Wright: I know what I am.
[tears out hardware link from his cortex]
Marcus Wright: I'm better this way.
Dr. Serena Kogan: You will not be given a second chance. You cannot save John Connor.
Marcus Wright: Watch me.

Marcus Wright: [Kyle is eating something] What is that?
Kyle Reese: Two day old coyote. It's better than three day old coyote.

Marcus Wright: If you're going to point a gun, you'd better be ready to pull the trigger.
Kyle Reese: [later, repeating Marcus] If you're going to point a gun, you'd better be ready to pull the trigger.

Kyle Reese: [a car radio suddenly starts and Kyle hears music for the first time] What is that?
Marcus Wright: Something my brother used to listen to.

Marcus Wright: Now, let me down.
John Connor: If I let you down, you'll kill everyone in this room.
Marcus Wright: Just you Connor. Because I don't give a shit about you.

[after Marcus helps John defeat the Hydrobots, John Connor turns and points his gun at him]
John Connor: They know what you are, even if you don't.
Marcus Wright: Enough! That gun ain't gonna stop shit!
John Connor: Nobody's shot you in the heart, and I see that thing beating a mile a minute!
Marcus Wright: [Suddenly cautious] Kyle Reese. He's in Skynet. You do that, he's dead. I can get you in.
John Connor: [pauses] How?
[Marcus steps forward into the light. His face is half-mangled, revealing a metal skull underneath]
Marcus Wright: Look at me.
John Connor: That's why I don't trust you.
Marcus Wright: I'm the only hope you have.
[pauses]
Marcus Wright: I need to find who did this to me. So do you.

[last lines]
Marcus Wright: [thinking] What is it that makes us human? It's not something you can program. You can't put it into a chip. It's the strength of the human heart. The difference between us and machines.
John Connor: [pause]
[continues thinking]
John Connor: There is a storm on the horizon. A time of hardship and pain. This battle has been won, but the war against the machines races on. Skynet's global network remains strong, but we will not quit, until all of it is destroyed. This is John Connor. There is no fate, but what we make.

[first lines]
Dr. Serena Kogan: Marcus. How are you?
Marcus Wright: Ask me in an hour.

Dr. Serena Kogan: Welcome home, Marcus. We knew you'd be back. After all, it was programmed in you. Oh, and you executed that programming beautifully.
Marcus Wright: What am I?
Dr. Serena Kogan: You are an infiltration prototype. The only one of your kind. Advanced Cyberdyne's work, we resurrected you, amended it.
Marcus Wright: You're dead.
Dr. Serena Kogan: Calculations confirm Serena Kogan is the
[transforms into John Connor]
John Connor: easiest for you to process. We can
[transforms into Kyle Reese]
Kyle Reese: be others if you like. Marcus, what else could you be... if not machine?
[transforms back into Serena Kogan]
Marcus Wright: A man.
Dr. Serena Kogan: The human condition no longer applies to you. Accept what you already know. That you were made to serve a purpose. To achieve what no other machine has been able to do. To infiltrate, find a target and then bring that target home to us.
[flashback recording from Marcus' perspective]
John Connor: We've been at war since before either of us even existed. You tried to kill my mother, Sarah Connor.
Dr. Serena Kogan: In times of desperation, people will believe what they want to believe. And so, we gave them what they wanted to believe. A trick in the form of signal the Resistance thought would win the war. And they were right, it will end this war. Except that it is the Resistance that will be destroyed. Not, Skynet. Our best machines have failed time again to complete a mission. Something was missing. We had to think, radically. And so we made you. We created the perfect infiltration unit. You, Marcus. You did what Skynet has failed to do for so many years. You killed John Connor. Don't fight, Marcus. Remember what you are.
Marcus Wright: I know what I am.
[rips out computer chip, crumbles]
Marcus Wright: I'm better this way.
Dr. Serena Kogan: You will not be given a second chance. You cannot save John Connor.
Marcus Wright: Watch me.

John Connor: Who built you?
Marcus Wright: [Held suspended in chains] My name is... Marcus Wright.
John Connor: You think you're human.
Marcus Wright: I am human.
[Connor steps forward, releases the chain holding Wright's head up, and looks down at his chest. Wright looks down at himself]
Marcus Wright: Noooooo!
[Horrified]
Marcus Wright: Nooo! Ahhhhhh!
[struggles against the chains]
John Connor: Where were you manufactured?
Marcus Wright: I was *born*. August 22, 1975.
[Screams again and fights against the chains, then looks at Connor]
Marcus Wright: I know you. I heard your voice on the radio. You're John Connor.
John Connor: Of course, you know me. You were sent here to kill me.
Marcus Wright: I don't know what you're talking about.
John Connor: Then why are you here?
Marcus Wright: Blair said you could help me find who I'm looking for.
[pause]
Marcus Wright: Now let me down.
John Connor: If I let you down, you'll kill everyone in this room.
Marcus Wright: [with one shake of his head] Just you, Connor. I didn't even know your name until two days ago.
John Connor: No. You and me. We been at war since before either of us existed. You tried killing my mother, Sarah Connor. You killed my father, Kyle Reese. You *will* not kill me.
Marcus Wright: Kyle Reese is on a transporter heading for Skynet. If I wanted to kill him, I would've done him in LA.

John Connor: What *are* you?
Marcus Wright: I don't know.

Marcus Wright: Everybody deserves a second chance... this is mine