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Character error 

Many of the goofs, and the original IMDB cast info refers to the Terminator that killed John Connor as a T-800, when he actually identifies himself upon first introduction as a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.
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Factual errors 

Several patrol cars at Mexico City have the words 'Policía Municipal' Written on them, which means municipal police. However, Mexico City has no municipalities, and contrary to a patrol car from any other state in the country, no official vehicles are labeled as 'municipal'.
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Dani Ramos full name is shown written as 'Daniella Ramos' in the subtitles for Spanish dialogue. The correct spelling of the name in Mexico and any other Spanish speaking country is 'Daniela' with a single L.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

It has been suggested that in the second film, which was set in 1995, John Connor appeared to be a teenager who was, based on his appearance and voice in some scenes, just entering puberty, and since in the opening scene of this film is set in 1998, John hasn't aged/grown nearly as much as he should have in that time. However, in Terminator 2, whilst the actor that played him was 14, the actual character of John Connor was only 10, and as the opening scene of this film is set three years later means that John would only be 13.
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The processor in T-800 Terminators is set to 'read only' when they are sent out alone so are unable to learn unless the switch is manually reset, however, the T-800 in Dark Fate states that it learned from humanity to integrate into it which it should not have been able to do.

  • All T-800s are aware of the 'read and write' mode in their CPU. After completing his mission Carl had no purpose so it could have got it manually switched from 'read only' whenever it wanted to. Or he could have already been in 'read and write' mode the whole time.
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In one scene, the T800 (Schwarzenegger) is seen with a dog cuddling up next to him. In the first two Terminator films it is established that dogs bark incessantly and become agitated when a Terminator is present, hence the reason why they are used to help humans in detecting them. However, in this movie the scene is used to suggest that the T800 has changed and is no longer the same machine it once was.

In addition, if the dog was raised around a terminator there is no reason it would not be used to being around one.
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Grace has incredible strength, speed, and agility, and is able to go one on one with the Rev - 9 advanced terminator.

Yet there are several scenes where Grace visibly struggles to restrain Danni, a slight human female, much smaller than her.
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Rev-9 uses nanobots to control machines but does attempt not use them to reprogram the T-800 Terminator nor Grace's cybernetic enhancements.

  • Legion and Cyberdyne machines are foreign technology to each other, Also the Rev-9 never showed that it had the ability to control machines when not connected to a source linked to satellite. Grace is augmented with Legion tech, she's not a machine.
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One of the first things Sarah does is throws a phone out her car window since it can be used as a tracking device by a Terminator hunting them. Yet not long after, she and her companions get on a train - surrounded by tons of people carrying and using phones, all of which the terminator could presumably use for this purpose as well.
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Dani and Sarah visit young Grace in the end, but would likely be in custody or unable to freely roam in public after the events at the military base, border facility, and Hoover Dam. They would be high profile fugitives and all over the news.
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Plot holes 

"Carl" the T800 living in society after completing it's mission would be easily recognized and wanted by authorities for murdering John Connor in 1998, destroying Skynet in 1995, and killing 30 LAPD officers in 1984 (all with multiple witnesses). He would not be able to own and operate a drapery business.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Alicia bids goodbye to Carl and gets into her car, she appears to accidentally nudge Carl with the car door.
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