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How could all versions of Neo look identical?

In Matrix: Reloaded, the wall of screens inside the Architect's room shows various versions of Neo screaming and cussing as the Architect reveals that the prophesy is a lie and that there have been in ...
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Why did Neo even have to fight?

After watching the trilogy over and over again, why did Neo even have to fight the agents or the rogue program Smith at all? Morpheus says this, Neo: What are you ...
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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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Other than Neo Stopping the Machine Weapons, Are There Clues the Real World is Another Matrix?

My question about Neo stopping the Machine weapons got me to thinking, since both answers (so far) have brought up the point that "reality," in this case, is just another matrix. I never really gave ...
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Why Is Death Allowed In the Matrix?

It seems as if war/death/etc is just as common in the Matrix as it is in real life outside of the movie. When someone dies in the Matrix, they die in their pod, do they not? = Loss of a battery. That ...
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Why Did Neo Think His Powers Would Work Outside the Matrix?

After asking about how Neo could use his powers outside the Matrix, it left me thinking about this from another point of view. While there is a question about how Neo could use his powers outside the ...
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Was Neo a program?

When Neo is meeting with the Architect there are videos playing on the wall that show previous versions of the "One". It seems definite that Mr. Anderson was the "One" in the previous cycles. If ...
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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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Why does the machine ambassador destroy the human leadership after accepting their surrender?

In the Animatrix, the human leadership surrenders to the Machines in the UN building in New York City. The machine ambassador speaks on the terms of the surrender and then "signs" the document to ...
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Memory control in the Matrix

Do we have explicit confirmation that the machines in the Matrix are able to control human memory? Is there anything that gives us proof positive, for example, that they can erase the memory of a ...
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Why couldn't Neo command all the Machines to self destruct?

Neo was shown to have some powers in the real world. Couldn't he have destroyed all the machines (like he destroyed the sentinels) and hence left Zion intact? Or was he just was not sufficiently ...
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How can there be animals on the surface in Zion's world?

It is apparently canon that there are animals and plants on the Earth's surface in Neo's day. However, in the first movie, The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo that one of the things known for certain is ...
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How did Bane manage to survive the sentinel attack?

At the end of The Matrix Reloaded we see Roland explaining what happened to the other ships: Mauser: An EMP was triggered before we could get in position. Colt: 5 ships were instantly down. ...
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How did Neo know that the “reality” Morpheus told him was the real world was not actually just another simulated reality? [duplicate]

How did Neo know that the "reality" Morpheus told him was the real world was not actually just another simulated reality? I mean if he believed Morpheus' explanation on simulation isnt it logical for ...
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Is there a second level (yellow/orange) Matrix in The Matrix? [duplicate]

In the last episode of The Matrix trilogy, when Neo becomes blind, he sees a yellow/orange Matrix (as opposed to “regular” Matrix, the green one) in what is supposed to be the real world. He has ...

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