The T-500R was an experimental variant
of the T-500 which had a vicious ape-like mentality and was designed with
the purpose of psychological intimidation in mind. The head was removed
from the design, the limbs and fingers were elongated to grotesque dimensions
and the chassis was black. As the head was removed, the "Reaver"
complex motion and heat sensors hidden on its chest and back allowed it
to detect humans. Its CPU was stored in its trunk and this creature
possessed rudimentary intelligence autonomy not present in standard T-500s.
It tended to wait, carefully hidden, in dark areas of ruins in a passive
mode for an opportunity ambush the resistance. Several times more
massive and powerful than a typical T-500, the Reavers tended to prefer
tearing humans apart by hand rather than to use weapons. They were
also equipped with speakers and a recording mechanism that allowed them
play back the screams and pleas for mercy of thier victims to frieghten
The T-500I was an attempt to disguise
the T-500 as a human. The endoskeleton of the T-500 was thinner and
more compact than a normal T-500, but the primative latex skin was utterly
non-convincing. Very few of the "infiltrator" variation of T-500
were produced as field tests proved unfavorable.