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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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 ...
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What is in the Merovingian’s cake?

I've rewatched the Matrix films recently and I'm confused about the scene in the restaurant with the Merovingian. He's talking with Neo when the film cuts to a woman eating a cake. I've found the bit ...
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How did Neo know it was Morpheus on the phone and what The Matrix is?

I wanted to know how Neo knew it was Morpheus on the phone during the scene at his job (the scene with the cubicles). Neo knows other hackers (he knows who Trinity was before she was freed from The ...
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Origin of word “matrix” used to describe a virtual reality environment?

What's the origin of the word "Matrix" used as either a name or a description of a virtual reality environment? The best known example is of course from the film of the same name, and it's widely ...
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Do physical disabilities carry over into the Matrix? (And vice versa)

So, I'm writing this fanfiction for the Matrix and my main character is physically disabled. More specifically, her physical pod body was born blind. Would she then be blind in the Matrix, or would ...
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What are the limits to the Merovingian's power?

The Merovingian is a special character in the Μatrix similar to the Sentinels (Agents) but different in certain respects. The greatness of the Merovingian is that he has what I come to understand as ...
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how does becoming “the One” work in the Matrix?

According to the Architect, the emergence of the One is predictable and inevitable, it has already happened 5 times before, and the current iteration turned out to be Neo If it is inevitable, when ...
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Why doesn't Neo take a more advanced gun with him when going to save Morpheus?

While going back into the Matrix to save Morpheus, Neo and Trinity are sent to a huge room with lots and lots of guns, but in terms of technological level, they are all the same types of guns that ...
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Are future-Freed People immune to becoming Agents?

In The Matrix franchise, Morpheus describes people who can later be freed from the Matrix as unconsciously feeling there's something wrong with the Matrix. In context, he's describing Neo's feelings ...
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Why isn't Zion broadcasting a movie like “The Matrix” inside the Matrix? [closed]

Is there a reason why inhabitants of Zion choose not to broadcast a documentary of their reality all over the Matrix either via hacked broadcasting channels or movie/internet outlets? A potential ...
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Is there a deeper meaning behind Sati being Indian?

Is there a deeper meaning behind Sati being Indian? Meaning, was it just their artistic choice, or was there some reference or sendoff to a concept or idea from an Indian culture or philosophy or ...
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Was the Oracle restored from a backup?

In Matrix : Revolutions we clearly see how the Oracle let Smith "infect" her (thereby giving him the 'Eyes of Oracle' as she is acting voluntarily) yet in the end she meets with Sati in a park talking ...
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Why did Agent Johnson try to kill the Key Maker?

In Matrix Reloaded, the Agents target the Key Maker right after Morpheus and Trinity rescue him. Agent Johnson (the one who fights Morpheus on top of the trailer) tries to kill the Key Maker which ...
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What was the purpose of having Zion?

In Matrix Reloaded, the Architect explains how Zion was part of their plan for the 1% of the population that reject the Matrix, but he doesn't explain WHY the machines created Zion in the first place. ...
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How does time work in The Matrix?

I'm somewhat confused about the nature of Time in the Matrix, but I have 3 different possibilities, all of which are neither confirmed nor denied in the trilogy as far as I can see. Possibility 1: ...
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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 ...