A 1999 film starring Keanu Reeves; the franchise of its sequels, comic books, and video games; also the name of a virtual world within those created by machines to enslave mankind in such a way that it isn't even aware of it's shackles

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Did Agent Smith have the power to fulfill Cypher's wish?

Background: In The Matrix (1999), there is a scene where Cypher and Agent Smith strike a deal. Smith wants the access codes to the Zion mainframe. Cypher offers Morpheus, who knows these codes. ...
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When did Morpheus find out the Oracle is a program?

In The Matrix Reloaded the Oracle confirms to Neo that she is a program. She considers it "obvious" that she is a program, probably because she is clearly too old to be a human. Even Morpheus knows ...
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What was the relevance of the sentinel passing through Neo in Revolutions

This question relates to the movie : Matrix Revolutions When Neo and Trinity are on the way to the Machine Mainframe on a ship. Neo uses his mind to destroy the sentinels that attack them. One of ...
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What about non-Americans and non-American human culture in the Matrix universe?

Zion, the Last Human City we see in the Matrix series, is remarkably multiracial for a city as shown as US fictional visual media. But despite the variety of races present in Zion, they do seem to all ...
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Why did Morpheus's crew enter the Matrix?

Why did the red pills in Morpheus's crew even enter the Matrix in the first place in the first movie? Was it for Neo to see the Oracle? Other than that, I don't see any point in entering the Matrix. ...
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Did the Agents know about the history of the Matrix and/or previous Ones?

Did the Agents know about the history of the Matrix (the Paradise and Nightmare Matrix, and the transition to the choice-based Matrix) and/or the existence of previous Ones? Most answers assume that ...
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Is the last “One” present at the re-founding of Zion?

The comment discussion in this question made me wonder something: according to the Architect, the One plays a key role in re-founding Zion and beginning the next iteration in the Matrix cycle. But ...
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Were all “The Ones” before Neo also called Neo?

We learn that Neo (aka Thomas A. Anderson; aka Missster Anderson) is the 6th incarnation of "The One". Since The Matrix is a complex simulation of the real life, let's assume that each ...
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Were the other Potentials actually humans?

In The Matrix : Reloaded, when the Kid catches up with Neo right before he leaves Zion, he hands him a gift from one of the Oracle's children: a spoon. Of course, it's a reminder of the lesson learned ...
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Why did the machines not invest into clearing the skies?

The machines turned to using humans as a source of power after the humans darkened the skies, since the machines relied on solar power before. If the machines were smart at all, they'd realise that ...
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Were there any fat people in the Matrix?

I don't reckon I saw any, so my question is: were there any? If not, how come people in the Matrix can't get fat in their perspective. I mean, no one tried to gain weight?
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Was (Smith)Bane communicating with Smith?

My Answer to another question got me thinking about whether or not (Smith)Bane was communicating with the Agent Smith Program inside the Matrix. Is it possible that (Smith)Bane is just a copy of ...
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Why didn't the machine kill Neo after he was ejected?

After Neo chose the red pill and was ejected from The Matrix, a large machine came to unplug him. Why didn't it kill Neo?
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Why do the Agents bother trying to get the Zion mainframe codes?

In the first film, Agent Smith spends a lot of time torturing Morpheus because he knew the code for Zion's mainframe. My question is, why did they even need that code, I mean, surely they would ...
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What is the song during Neo's “Follow the White Rabbit” scene

What is the song that he turns off, the minute he see's "Wake Up Neo" on it. Where can I find it? I have the OST of the three movies, and fan made similar tastes. But I wan't to get my hands on as ...
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Was Neo actually born on 9/11?

I saw a video on YouTube showing the file on Agent Smith's desk talking about how Neo's birthdate was on September 11th. It's hard to read, and I’m not sure if this was conspiracy, truth, or ...
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Does the machine intelligence reboot our genuine knowledge of A.I.?

In The Matrix, the Matrix itself is a simulated version of Earth in the 90's. Being as we had access to primitive forms of technology that were later used to create Artifial Intelligence and ...
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How do people in the Matrix develop a residual self image that resembles their own body?

As we know people born in and connected to the Matrix retain a residual self image. Morpheus told Neo: Your appearance now is what we call residual self image. It is the mental projection of your ...
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What was the purpose of the medical check-up the Oracle performed on Neo?

When Neo goes to the Oracle for the first time, she performs a sort of medical check-up on him... Oracle: Well, let's have a look at you... Open your mouth. Say, 'ahhh.' She checks his throat, ...
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Why are the 'good guys' so willing to kill other humans?

In The Matrix, it's clear that it's humans vs. machines. However, Morpheus and the others are constantly killing humans that are 'employed' by the agents. Sure they're fighting for their lives, but ...
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Why did The One needed to choose an unequal number of males and females? [duplicate]

The Architect says that The One must choose 23 people (16 female, 7 male) to create new Zion. After which, you will be required to select from the Matrix 23 individuals - 16 female, 7 male - to ...
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How much of Zion's population was Red Pills? [duplicate]

The majority of characters in The Matrix films were born in the Matrix and freed later, no doubt because this allows them to enter the Matrix, and thus, you know, be in most of the film. But there ...
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What was the floppy disk in this scene from The Matrix? [duplicate]

I remember in movie The-Matrix when Neo's computer is hacked by Trinity in the beginning of the movie then when Neo tries to delete the message "follow the white rabbit" then all of a sudden there is ...
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Why wasn't Neo possessed by an Agent in the first movie? [duplicate]

If an Agent can possess anyone still connected to the Matrix, and, as we can see, they sense when someone is seen something weird (like the drunk beggar in the first movie), why didn't they possess ...
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Why did Cypher say they were going to kill Neo?

In the beginning of the first movie, in the first conversation, between Cypher and Trinity, he says: Cypher: We're going to kill him, understand? Trinity: Morpheus believes he is the One. ...
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What did Smith's assimilation really do?

In the second and third installment of Matrix, we can see Agent Smith assimilating basically the whole Matrix. Even though he did that and did not leave out Seraph and Sati, we can see them at the end ...
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How did Smith gain access to the backdoors?

Inspired by a couple of questions related to Smith and the backdoors, I started wondering how he was able to access the backdoors. In The Matrix Reloaded we are first introduced to the backdoors when ...
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Did Smith infect everyone in the Matrix?

In one of the answers to my other question (Why did Seraph and Sati hide?) was raised the point of programs using the backdoor to avoid getting copyed by Smith. I always assumed that Smith infected ...
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Why did Seraph and Sati hide?

When Smith started growing stronger, the Oracle obviously knew, in her strategy game to change the Matrix Chosen One loops, what Smith was about to do. Since she could foresee the outcoming events, ...
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How did Neo destroy Smith in The Matrix Revolutions?

In the final fight between Neo and Smith, Smith absorbs Neo and then blows up. Why did this happen? I've heard some theories suggest that it was because Smith fulfilled his purpose and the system ...
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In “The Matrix”, why are there no animals?

Aside from the repetitive appearance of the black cat, I can't remember seeing any living animals, either inside the Matrix simulation or in Zion. How come? Is there an in-universe explanation?
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How independent of each other are the different copies of Smith?

How independent are the copies of Smith from each other? It seems that mostly the copies are subordinate to him. For example, they come only after the real Smith appears, they do not make other ...
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Data stream manipulations in the Matrix

This question is partly derived from this question: Why don’t humans back up their minds when they enter the Matrix? The problem in my idea in this question was that the brain receives feelings via ...
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What was the point of the bug?

On numerous occasions, we see the Agents moving in and out of people who're still hardwired to the Matrix. They appear to see what they see (as evidenced by the Vagrant in the subway who sees the team ...
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What do we know about the automatic teaching of brains in Matrix?

In the first part of The Matrix, Neo's brain is being "fed" with all the suddenly extremely important information about the Matrix shortly after he is freed from the virtual world. Why wouldn't all ...
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Who is the highest authority of the Machine world in the Matrixverse?

Who is the highest machine authority in terms of their organizational structure and/or power? Is it the thing Neo talks to in the Machine City in the third movie? Is it the Architect or the Oracle? Or ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle “Mom”?

In The Matrix Revolutions, Agent Smith and the Oracle finally meet. Before he assimilates her, they have this conversation: ORACLE: You are a bastard. SMITH: You would know, Mom. But ...
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What happened to Agents Brown and Jones?

Agents Brown and Jones from The Matrix were replaced by upgraded Agents Johnson, Thompson, and Jackson by the time of The Matrix Reloaded. But what happened to them? In The Matrix Reloaded the Oracle ...
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If the Agents wanted Morpheus over Neo then why only use three agents? [duplicate]

I have seen the Matrix movies over and over almost knowing every word off by heart. But the one thing that perplexes me is why the Agents (Smith etc) once they captured Morpheus, not send in more ...
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What did Zion think would happen to the blue pills if they succeeded in destroying the Matrix?

Part of the Prophecy of The One involved the destruction of the Matrix. The prophecy as explained by Morpheus is: When the Matrix was first built, there was a man born inside who had the ability ...
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How did Tank die?

It is suggested in Matrix-Reloaded that Tank has died. A conversation between Zee and Link seem to imply that Tank is a goner but he seemed to have been more or less OK by the end of The Matrix ...
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Do the people in the matrix know about the Agents, and their abilities?

In the first Matrix movie, after the fight in the subway station, Neo is running around in the city, and Agents leap from body to body to try to stop him. Do people surrounding the people taken over ...
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What is the digital rain seen in The Matrix universe made of?

The digital rain, a code visualization of the Matrix, is seen in the opening sequences of the Matrix films, on monitors in the real world and in various shapes and colors. It seems to be made up of ...
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What happened when Cypher was freed from the Matrix?

Shortly after freeing Neo from the Matrix, Morpheus tells him: We never free a mind once it's reached a certain age. It's dangerous, the mind has trouble letting go. I've seen it before and I'm ...
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Will it ever be the year 2000 in The Matrix? [duplicate]

A comment on this question raised another interesting question, specifically this comment: If they kept it in 1999, they'd have no y2k bug to deal with.{/tongue-in-cheek} And it got me ...
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Why don’t humans back up their minds when they enter the Matrix?

As Morpheus told us in The Matrix, as soon as you die in the Matrix you die in real life. But once your mind is only a huge load of bits and bytes (otherwise it would be impossible to be transported ...
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Why did the Matrix simulate 1999 instead of a pre-computer year?

In The Matrix, the people within the Matrix live in a simulated version of the year 1999. It's already been asked why the machines bothered with the Matrix at all, but let's assume that they had a ...
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How did Neo end up in the train station?

At the end of the second movie Neo feels the sentinels and stops them just by his mind, then collapses. At the beginning of the third movie he suddenly wakes up in the trainman's station How did he ...
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Why did the machines need Neo's help at the end of the third movie? [duplicate]

Title says it all, really. Just rewatched the trilogy and I really don't understand why they needed Neo's help to deal with Smith.
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What can we learn from Matrix video games? [closed]

So far I only watched Animatrix and the Matrix series and I heard that the video games also carry a lot of information about Matrix's inner workings. What are the key facts that one wouldn't know ...