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Questions tagged [agent-smith]

The main antagonist of the Matrix film trilogy, Agent Smith (portrayed by Hugo Weaving) is a sentient artificial intelligence tasked with maintaining order within the Matrix system. Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Use this tag with the [the-matrix] tag.

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Did the Oracle corrupt Agent Smith?

By the final battle between Agent Smith and Neo in The Matrix Revolutions, Smith had taken over the Oracle, so the resulting hybrid must have been influenced in part by the Oracle. Evidence which ...
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Do the Smith virus instances share the same consciousness?

Are all the Smiths the same consciousness in several bodies, or does every Smith have an individual consciousness? Because in the second movie Smith said to Morpheus Go ahead, shoot. The best thing ...
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What did Neo fight for?

At the last fight scence in Matrix Revolution, Mr. Smith told Neo: Do you believe you're fighting for something ? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom ? Or truth ? Perhaps ...
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During the final battle, why did just one Smith fight with Neo?

In the final battle between Smith and Neo, we can see almost all Smith clones just watching the fight. Why didn't the rest of them join, wouldn't that make them stronger? Also, could it matter which ...
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Is Agent Smith a bug in the Matrix or a virus?

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.1 A computer virus is ...
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What's the purpose of the earpiece Agent Smith is wearing?

Apart from the black suit and glasses, an earpiece is one part of the iconic attire of Agent Smith. Throughout the movies we can see him wearing it all the time. But during the famous ...
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Was Smith envious of Neo?

Smith initially seemed far more preoccupied with Morpheus, the codes for Zion and getting out of the Matrix rather than with Neo. Later on, his entire focus seemed to have changed. What motivated ...
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How did the operators not notice the code change when Smith assimilated Bane?

When Smith assimilated Bane, why didn't the operators in Zion notice the code change (which I assume one would have to be watching the screens)? I would guess each individual has their own unique code,...
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What did Smith mean when he said this?

When Neo, the Keymaker and Morpheus are cut off by Smith before they reach the door they want, Neo asks Smith what he wants. Smith then says Oh, you haven't you figured that out? still using all ...
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Why weren't the other agents concerned when Smith met Cypher alone?

During the scene where Morpheus is being interrogated, Agent Smith tells his colleagues to leave him with Morpheus. The other Agents seem very shocked by this move, and they almost reluctantly leave. ...
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Were Trinity and Cypher working together? [closed]

Just a theory, really. Could it be that Trinity had given up hope on finding the Chosen One and Cypher convinced her to be his operator while he made a deal with Agent Smith? Why I think it's ...
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What was Smith's plan to take over Zion?

Smith hacks himself into the body of Bane which is the first step he took for destroying Neo in the real world and also because the Oracle says he would eventually get into the real world. (That is ...
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What was Agent Smith's personal reasons with Morpheus?

During Morpheus' interrogation, Smith asks the other agents to leave the room. But they all had the same goals: they were looking for what Smith was looking for, even Tank says so. The agents wanted ...
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Is Smith really an exile?

After reading lots of analyses on the Matrix, I began to doubt the explanation that Smith is an exile. During his take-over of the Oracle, we could see his code is no different from other normal ...
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Did Smith kill every person in the Matrix?

We (and Neo) are informed by Morpheus that if you die in the Matrix, you die in the real world: The body cannot live without the mind. When Smith absorbed/overwrote every living thing on Earth in ...
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How was the virus Smith able to get back into the Matrix without the Trainman's help?

How was the virus Smith able to get back into the Matrix without the Trainman's help? After Neo destroyed him, Smith resurrected and got back into the Matrix in The Matrix Reloaded. But how? I ...
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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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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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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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Why is Agent Smith okay with becoming a virus?

This question: Is there anything special about Agent Smith that makes him become a virus? assumes Agent Smith becomes a virus. But in this monologue from The Matrix, he speaks with extreme disdain ...
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Is there anything special about Agent Smith that makes him become a virus?

If Neo had killed either of the other two agents instead of Agent Smith, would the killed agent have become the "Smith"-like virus as well?
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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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What did Smith's assimilation really do?

In the second and third installment of The Matrix, we see 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 of ...
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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?

One of the answers to another question (Why did Seraph and Sati hide?) raised the point of programs using the backdoors to avoid getting copied by Smith. I always assumed that Smith infected all the ...