A 1999 film in which most humans live in the "Matrix", a shared virtual reality created and maintained by sentient machines in order to aid in the use of live human bodies as a power source. The franchise includes two sequels (Reloaded and Revolutions), an animated prequel/sequel (The Animatrix), ...

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If Trinity's life hadn't been threatened by the agents, would Neo have still chosen the left door?

If Trinity hadn't been confronted with the agents after she was done with disabling the power grid, would Neo still have had to choose the left door? Wouldn't it have been easier for the Architect to ...
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What would be the choice given to Neo's five predecessors when they were in the Architect's room?

What would be the choice given to Neo's five predecessors when they were in the Architect's room? I don't think that would be one between saving their lovers and saving the whole human species.
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What does the language the Agents use sound/look like?

When Agent Smith, or another goon of the agents, uses his earpiece and then begins to tap into a "blue-pill" human, taking over his entity, what language are they hearing? They're sentient programs, ...
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Are animals in the matrix real or programs? [duplicate]

There are animals in the matrix. Does this mean that real animals are hooked up to the machine and give it energy and exist in the matrix? Or every time there is an animal seen in the matrix, it's ...
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Is it possible to still play 'The Matrix Online'? [migrated]

I bought the game a day too late, when I took it home it gave me troubles, I was younger and didn't fully know about installing PC games etc. and eventually after a few weeks discovered they were ...
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What would have happened if Agent Smith wasn't around?

In the Matrix trilogy, Agent Smith multiplies out of control as Neo meets with the Architect. The Architect tells Neo that if he exits out of one door, humanity will be destroyed. Neo exited that ...
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Why don't the hovercrafts have weapons against the Sentinels?

I'm watching the Matrix again, and I'm at the point where Sentinels are attacking the Nebuchadnezzar. They're preparing to use the EMP, and they've stated before that it's their only weapon, but why? ...
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Why didn’t the machines foresee the power of Smith?

Through various readings and viewings of the Matrix trilogy, I am finally able to understand all of it, I believe...except for one thing. Why didn’t the machines foresee that Neo’s destruction of ...
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What happens to a person after they die in the Matrix?

Machines keep humans in the Matrix as they are a source of energy. Why did they make it so that when a human is hurt in the Matrix, they're bodies hurt themselves in real life (in the tank)? If a ...
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Where do the freeways in Matrix Reloaded go?

One of the things that The Matrix Reloaded  is famous for is the freeway chase scene: My understanding is that the world within the Matrix is organized into a single, massive civic and ...
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How many Matrixes were there?

In this scene of The Matrix Agent Smith tells Morpheus that there were multiple Matrixes, the first one being "perfect". There is reference to this throughout the ...
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Is there any non-human organic life still alive by the time of the events of 'The Matrix'? [duplicate]

We are told in The Matrix by Morpheus that humanity had blocked sunlight in the hope that it would prevent the Machines from recharging. At the same time though, almost all life depends on sunlight, ...
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What is the first hint that there was more than one Neo?

What is the first hint that we get in the Matrix series that Neo wasn't the only One? My gut instinct is in the Chateau scene, when The Merovingian says these two lines: Your predecessors had ...
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Life is a simulacrum for piloting crafts to fight against an enemy

I read all the philosophy papers posted on thematrix.com back in the early 21st century. They featured about 10 of them and each was relevant to the movie and its theme. One mentioned a life of ...
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If in the Matrix the characters could do whatever they want, could they be someone else?

If in the Matrix the characters could do whatever they want, have different clothes, and hair and all the look was different, could they be someone else? Could they have the aspect of an agent, for ...
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Do we know how the Matrix started?

I remember the movie mentioning that they tried some other Matrix setups before they went with 1990. What I can't imagine is what day one was like. They took a bunch of humans, maybe making babies, ...
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Is Neo genetically engineered?

I was debating with a friend about this! Is Neo genetically different from others plugged in the Matrix, as in genetically engineered to be the 'One'? Or is he a normal human and it's all software ...
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Who was the first human to escape the Matrix?

Was there a human who first escaped the Matrix? How?
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Can I choose my own name in Zion?

Neo was Keanu Reeve's hacker name in the Matrix (I think), but if I don't have a cool online persona, do I get to pick my own name once I'm freed from the Matrix, or is it assigned to me somehow? ...
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In Matrix: Revolutions, what was Agent Smith's purpose for replicating? [closed]

Specifically, what was Agent Smith's plan after defeating Neo? For example, when Neo meets the source and says to that Agent Smith will dominate the matrix, Agent Smith shot himself in the foot here. ...
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“What if I told you” doesn't reference The Matrix - what does it? [closed]

As you know, the expression "what if I told you" came from The Matrix. But what if I told you it didn't? First off, Morpheus never said that phrase in any of the films. Second thing, if you take a ...
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How did Bane manage to survive the sentinel attack?

At the end of The Matrix Reloaded we see Roland telling explaining what happened to the other ships: Mauser: An EMP was triggered before we could get in position. Colt: 5 ships were instantly ...
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What is the choice the Oracle couldn't see beyond?

When Neo meets the Oracle for the last time the following conversation takes place: Oracle: I hope I helped. Neo: You helped me to get here, but my question is why? Where does this go? Where ...
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Why does Agent Smith get scared in the final confrontation with Neo?

At the end of the final confrontation between Neo and Agent Smith the following dialogue takes place: I stand here, right here, and I'm supposed to say something. ...
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Is there good canon evidence for the “Nightmare Matrix”?

On the Matrix wiki, there's an article about the Nightmare Matrix which says: The Nightmare Matrix was the second prototype Matrix, designed by The Architect after the massive failure of the ...
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Why is Seraph gold?

When we see the matrix as code, most of it is green. However Seraph is yellow/gold: I've found a theory for this on the matrix wiki: If you look at the colour representation in Revolutions, ...
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Why was Seraph called Wingless?

In The Matrix Revolutions, when Morpheus, Trinity and Seraph enter the Merovingian's club, one of the guards calls Seraph "Wingless". Where does this name come from?
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How many hoverships did Zion have?

After the humans discovered the machine army digging toward Zion, Commander Lock recalled all hoverships in preparation for the Battle of Zion. Lock believed he needed "every ship" for the defense of ...
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Can hoverships transmit messages to Zion from broadcast level?

I remembered the following quote from The Matrix after answering the recent question about hacking into the Matrix from Zion: Morpheus: Did Zion send word? Dozer: No, another ship. This ...
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How can they hack the Matrix, wirelessly?

Knowing that the Zionist rebels use the Hover ships to reach a broadcast level in order to infiltrate the Matrix, yet every blue pill in the matrix seems to be hard wired into it, how do they ...
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Why not enter the Matrix from Zion?

The crews enter the Matrix when they are on the ships, which makes them an easier target for sentinels. Why don’t they enter the Matrix when they are in Zion? They were talking about earlier attempts ...
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Why didn't Sati choose deletion rather than exile?

In The Matrix Revolutions, Rama Kandra (Sati's father) tells Neo that Sati was created without purpose and has been flagged for deletion: I love my daughter very much... But where we are from, ...
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Why does Neo jump into Smith?

At the end of the movie Neo jumps into Smith and blows him up. Is there a reason he chooses this method to kill him?
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At what point does Neo become “The One”?

At the end of the trilogy, there is no doubt that Neo is "The One". But back to the first movie, it was strongly hinted by the Oracle that he was not yet a "The One", meaning there is some process in ...
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How did the population of Zion feed itself?

The Earth's surface can't be used to grow crops. They don't live in the ocean so there's no biomass there. There's no sunlight in a cave. So how did all those thousands of people feed themselves in ...
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How close to humans are agents?

During his fight with The Merovingian's henchmen, Neo blocks a sword with just his hand which seems to surprise everyone. However, a moment later his hand is cut causing The Merovingian to say ...
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How did the machines take over the “real world” in the Matrix?

So after Neo takes the red pill, he is faced with the "real world", which is a dystopian future controlled by machines, with only remnants of humankind left. I've always been puzzled by how it got to ...
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Who created the Oracle and the Architect?

If Architect and Oracle are old programs which created the matrix. Does it say anywhere who built them?
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Did the Wachowskis intend for the humans to be the villains of The Matrix?

In the answers to another question about the Matrix, I learned that humans were to blame for the war with the machines. The war began after the trial of a self aware robot named B1-66ER. He had ...
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What flaw in the Matrix was Neo supposed to correct?

The Architect tells Neo: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest ...
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Does Neo actually know kung fu?

Since the kung fu program was simply "loaded" into his RSI, would Neo still be able to put that knowledge to use outside of the Matrix? Were these actual martial art skills, or just their computerized ...
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Why is the Matrix a collective?

Why is the Matrix a collective? That is, why are humans in the bioelectric harvesting fields part of a shared simulation? Why is this better than having each subject jacked into his or her own ...
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Why did Agent Smith & co. pursue (pre escaped) Neo through the Matrix instead of going to his pod?

Please help me to understand why Neo wasn't physically detained at his pod instead of being mentally chased through the Matrix thereby allowing him to physically escape from his pod and the control of ...
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Why didn't Neo have a hole in his belly?

After the Agents inserted a tracking bug into Neo and he wakes in his room, he is immediately contacted by Morpheus again and meets with the redpills. Before taking him to see Morpheus, they demand ...
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Relationship of illness outside the Matrix to illness inside the Matrix

Do the human beings in the crop of humans maintained by the machines develop typical illnesses, such as the common cold or the flu? Since each person is confined to their own sealed pod, many routes ...
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Is Zion really the last human city?

In the first movie, Tank and Neo are conversing: Tank: Me and my brother Dozer, we're both 100% pure, old-fashioned, home-grown human, born free right here, in the real world, genuine child (sic) ...
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Was Neo dreaming when Agent Smith interrogated him, his mouth disappeared, and a robotic insect crawled into his belly button?

This is the scene I'm referring to. Right after Morpheus calls Neo and Neo gets captured while trying to escape the Agents at his office building, we see Neo in an interrogation room with Agent Smith. ...
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How did Agent Smith know that Morpheus contacted Neo?

At the beginning of the first movie, right after Neo has been captured, Agent Smith starts interrogating him. He says: I'm going to be as forthcoming as I can be, Mr. Anderson. You're here ...
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Are “The Matrix series” and “Ghost in the shell: Standalone Complex” based on “Simulacra and Simulation”?

Standalone Complex is based on the idea that: The Stand Alone Complex is a philosophical construct; A copy of something that does not exist, or to make it clear, a copy that does exist but the ...
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Does either pill actually do anything?

When Morpheus offers the pill choice to Neo, they are still in the Matrix. That leads me to belive that none of the pills are real thus having no particular effect in the real world. Was it some sort ...