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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Why Neo is the only one who does not use leather clothes in The Matrix movies?

All the other main characters; Morpheus, Trinity and Niobe persistently wear leather or PVC outfits (including jackets and pants) when they're in the Matrix but Neo doesn't. Is there a special reason ...
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The Matrix: Are Agents “Mortal” or “Immortal”?

I haven't watched the 3rd Matrix movie yet, but there is no need to refrain from revealing potential "spoiler alerts" in any answers if they can answer the question. In the first two movies, all ...
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Can free humans tell if they are in the Matrix?

Can any of the "free humans" tell if they are in the Matrix or not? Does it feel different? Or is it only context (like if they remembered being put in there, or see familiar Matrix cities, etc.)?
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Is there a metaphorical meaning of Trinity's “You know that road”?

In the first Matrix, Trinity advises Neo not to go down a particular road. Here's the quote: Switch : Our way, or the highway. Neo : Fine. Trinity : Please, Neo. You have to trust me. ...
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Why was Mr. Smith removed as an agent?

In the Matrix, Mr. Smith is an agent at the beginning of the story. Agents are rule-based programs but why was Mr. Smith removed as an agent? What has he become?
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What kind of program is Merovingian

Merovingian or the Frenchman is said to be a powerful program. What kind of program is he? Why is he considered powerful? Is he vital to the Matrix?
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The Matrix, Resolution of the Source

Was The One's code reinserted into The Matrix, thereby saving it from crashing at the end of Matrix : Revolutions or was this unnecessary as Smith and Neo are dead, thus stabilizing the code? Did the ...
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The Matrix, The Architect Can't Lie?

At the end of Revolutions, why does the Architect imply that because he is not human he is incapable of lying? Do any of the 'programs' ever lie?
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Do people in the Matrix have a free mind?

The problem I fail to understand is, if people in the Matrix have a free mind. The thing is, in Matrix Reloaded, the Architect tells Neo, that he [the Architect] knew that Neo would emerge. That Neo ...
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What was the point of taking The Keymaker to the Winslow Overpass in The Matrix Reloaded?

I understand that Morpheus and Trinity were going there to use an exit, but where was The Keymaker going to go? He couldn't go back to the real world, could he? EDITED to add this bit of dialogue to ...
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How did Agent Smith get out of the matrix?

At the end of The Matrix Reloaded and throughout The Matrix Revolutions, Agent Smith is an actual human being outside of the Matrix. How did this happen? Note: the question of why Smith didn't die ...
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Why did the Machines tolerate the existence of the Merovingian and other “rogue” programs?

If the humans could find the Merovingian's hideout multiple times, surely the Machines would be able to do it as well. The Merovingian had a bunch of obsolete programs from an older version of the ...
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Propulsion methods of the sentinels in the matrix

Whenever we see the sentinels in the matrix, they seem to be moving through pushing with their 'tentacles' like a squid, but how do they propel themselves, as they are obviously moving through air, as ...
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Why were they eating bowls of snot?

In The Matrix the crew of Nebuchadnezzar was shown consuming a singularly unappetizing gruel that one member succinctly described as a "bowl of snot." These people had high levels of mechanical and ...
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Why did Cypher betray Morpheus? [duplicate]

The film demonstrates that Morpheus and the other liberated humans can enter the Matrix while in disguise, and in addition can generate their own virtual environments (eg, Neo and Morpheus sparring). ...
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Who originally programmed “The Matrix”?

I know it says the "The Architect" is the architect... but I guess I am asking, as a software developer myself, how could one person program the whole matrix himself? It would take many lifetimes to ...
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In Reloaded, why bother delivering the 'gift' while avoiding contact?

In the Matrix: Reloaded, there is a gathering in the sewers where I can imagine some reason for not getting into a fight, he may feel that he is not ready. But why should he bother with delivering ...
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Why did Trinity hack the IRS d-base?

The first time Neo and Trinity meet, at the club: Neo: Who are you? Trinity: My name is Trinity. Neo: Trinity. [beat] The Trinity? That cracked the IRS d-base? Trinity: That was a ...
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If agents can move into and out of any thing connected to their system, how are they unable to “move into” the free people jacked in wirelessly?

People connected either by hard line, or by wireless are both connected to the Matrix. So, why can agents only inhabit people that are connected by wire? Further, if an agent jumps into someone, can ...
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Does Neo have the same abilities within the Construct program as he does in the Matrix?

Inside the Matrix designed by the Architect, Neo has the ability to bend and break rules (including ones pertaining to death). Does Neo have the same ability within the Construct program, which is a ...
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Why did Neo fly to save Morpheus? [duplicate]

In the Matrix Reloaded movie, when Morpheus and Key maker were about to die when two trucks collided, Neo flies to the accident location and saves both of them. Why does Neo need to fly, why does he ...
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What does the blue pill in The Matrix actually do?

During the first meeting between Neo and Morpheus in The Matrix, Morpheus states that if Neo takes the blue pill, "The story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe." ...
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What happened to Neo in the last part of the Matrix trilogy? [duplicate]

What happened to Neo in the last part of trilogy when the machine gave him the power to battle with Agent Smith. Was he dead?
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Are the pod-born humans of The Matrix universe sterile?

I recently re-watched the movies. Afterward, I sat and mused on various aspects that I had come across. Things I had been unware of the first few times. One of these things was whether the "grown" ...
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Why did The Merovingian destroy The Oracle's shell?

In the third movie, we can see that The Oracle looks completely different. Obviously, this is because the original actor died, but the Wachowski's worked that into the plot. Unfortunately, I haven't ...
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Why didn't Neo use an operator to transport him?

I was watching Matrix Reloaded with my sister, she asked me a question in the scene, where Neo opens the door and finds himself in Tibet and starts flying from there to city where Morpheus and Trinity ...
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How far in advance were the Matrix sequels planned?

In researching why so many people dislike the Matrix sequels, I've noticed a lot of them citing the idea that they were only made because of the success of the first movie as reason why "the plot ...
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If Morpheus and Neo were driven by free will, why did they follow the Oracle's advice?

As a 'sell' for exiting the Matrix, Morpheus gives Neo an inspirational speech about how we have free will. Morpheus: .. Do you believe in fate, Neo? Neo: No. Morpheus: Why not? Neo: Because ...
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Is there an in-universe reason why Morpheus was able to stand up to the agents in Reloaded?

In the first movie, the agents are totally unstoppable. Morpheus gets his butt kicked by Smith pretty bad--stood no chance. However, in Reloaded, we see Morpheus holding his own against an upgraded ...
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Do the machines store hovercraft replicas?

contains spoilers from Reloaded an the Animatrix In the Animatrix it is shown that the first things similar to hovercrafts are built by Zero-One Heavy Industry Corporation, combining "a helipod" with ...
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Has Neo ever told anyone the *detailed* truth?

At the end of Reloaded, Neo finds some revelations. He summarizes them to the team and assures them he is sure it is the truth. Did Neo ever go into any detail about the truth he found? Beyond the ...
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Did Agent Smith absorb the Architect?

Following the question Did Agent Smith absorb The Merovingian and/or The Twins? I came here. I always wanted to ask: did Smith "absorb" (for the lack of better word) the Architect? Did the ...
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Did Agent Smith absorb The Merovingian and/or The Twins?

Is there a canonical source stating the fate of The Merovingian and/or The Twins (yes yes, there are other henchmen, but that straight razor guys are the coolest) during and after Agent Smith's "New ...
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What is Neo being bathed in when he wakes up and is being flushed down after taking the pill?

What is Neo being bathed in when he wakes up and is being flushed down after taking the pill in the Matrix? Is it amniotic fluid?
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Matrix Reloaded - How did the message from the Oracle get out of the Matrix?

In The Matrix Reloaded, there's a scene where Bane (the one who gets taken over by Smith) and some other guy (don't remember his name) are running from the Agents with a message from the Oracle in an ...
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Why did Cypher trust the agents?

In the first Matrix film, Cypher makes a deal with Agent Smith (to forget about the matrix and to be put back in as someone rich/famous) betraying Neo, Morpheus and everyone else, in the hope he would ...
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What type of computer network would the Matrix be considered [closed]

My basic understanding of computer networks is that they fall under two categories: Client-Server or Peer to Peer Can the Matrix be defined in one of these two ways, or is there another ...
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What are the machines in the Matrix doing?

In The Matrix, the machines won the war against humans. They have incredibly efficient production and lots of energy. What are they doing in the meantime? What purpose do these machines have? I could ...
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Did Neo die in the end of the Matrix trilogy?

Towards the end in "The Matrix Revolutions", Neo is jacked by the machines into the Matrix to fight Agent Smith. During the fight, Smith seems to have killed Neo then we see the machines pumping a ...
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what is the Zion Foundation?

In The Matrix Reloaded, during the scene where the Nebuchadnezzar is returning home, there are several seconds of footage of all the impressive machinery which operates the main gate. There is one ...
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How does Zion population square with how it's built?

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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Why do they need “16 female, 7 male” to re-establish Zion?

So, re-reading this: After which, you will be required to select from the Matrix 23 individuals - 16 female, 7 male - to rebuild Zion. It got me thinking - why exactly this ratio (and why ...
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Why do the machines allow/initiate the building of a new Zion?

In the Matrix Reloaded, the Architect says: The function of the One is now to return to the Source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After ...
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What's the point of running from Agents when you can push anything to The Matrix?

In the matrix, outsiders were able to bring weapons. If it was based on mental projection, it would be obvious that bringing tanks was beyond their willpower (or, something similar). But, it was shown ...
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Why don't people in The Matrix notice the internal discrepancies?

In The Matrix it's fairly obvious to us the viewer that there is something wrong with the virtual reality. There is only one city (and it's surrounding area) that we know of and it doesn't even have a ...
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Were there non-AI physicists and scientists in the Matrix?

This question made me wonder- were there non-AI physicists and scientists in the Matrix? Or anyone of tested superior intelligence (thus, potentially disruptive to maintaining illusion of reality)? ...
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How big is the Matrix?

Does it contain the whole universe (whether obeying physics laws as we know it or not)? Or, is it just limited to solar system & fake EM radiations coming from outside? I was just wondering how ...
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Why wasn't The Matrix built with perfect physics? [closed]

Physics experienced in The Matrix wasn't perfect. There are many examples, but only one is in my mind at this time: In the end of the first movie, when helicoper crashed to the building, building ...
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How can Neo and others break the Matrix's rules?

How can Neo, Morpheus, Trinity etc. change/break the Matrix's rules (jump so far, fly, or move fast)? Do they have ability to "compile" their thoughts into the matrix code on the fly? How can they ...
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How could Neo have part of the Matrix source code within him?

According to this question and Monty's answer: Neo has within him a portion of the Source Code of the Matrix. Let's suppose that it's true. But how is he, a human being, able to have the source ...