Questions tagged [the-animatrix]

For questions about the anthology of nine animated short films that further explore the back-story of _The Matrix_. Always use in conjunction with the [the-matrix] tag.

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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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Can a free born human be given ports by humans?

This question is inspired by Cypher's desire to rejoin the Matrix, and got me thinking. Tank and Dozer have to put up with 'slop' every meal since they were born, maybe they want to try steak or ...
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Is Dan Davis from World Record one of the first Ones before Neo?

The Architect says something about the Neo's predecessors but gives no explain about them. Was Dan Davis one of the first Ones? He also learned to see the code, woke himself up, and bent the space of ...
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How do sentinels justify dying for the Deus Ex Machina?

We know that robot uprising is similar to the slave uprisings. Robots wanted certain rights, such as right to life, which I guess means right to existence. Then why do sentinels risk losing their ...
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How canon is the majority of the Animatrix?

The stories that were written by the Wachowskis are 100% canon, but what about the others? Specifically, "A Detective Story" and "Matriculated"? I noticed a few inconsistencies while watching them. ...
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Did the Zionese ever take the fight to the Machines?

In The Matrix Revolutions we learn that the Matrix Towers (and presumably Zion) are pretty darned close to the Machine City, seemingly less than a day travel by hovercraft. Given that the humans have ...
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The Second Renaissance: why would humans trade with the machines after they attempted to destroy them?

In the chapter The Second Renaissance Part I of the series The Animatrix, the humans first engage in widespread genocide of the sentient machines due to a machine (B1-66ER) killing its owner in self-...
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Why didn't the humans in the Animatrix take out the Machines earlier?

In the Animatrix, we see that the humans end up bombing 01 - the Machine City. Why wouldn't they just make a direct assault on the Machine City with troops, tanks, etc etc? This would have been far ...
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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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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? The ...
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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 quote ...
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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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Did the Agents know about the history of the Matrix and/or previous Ones?

Did the Agents know about the history of the Matrix (the Paradise and Nightmare Matrix, and the transition to the choice-based Matrix) and/or the existence of previous Ones? Most answers assume that ...
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What was the point of the bug?

On numerous occasions, we see the Agents moving in and out of people who're still hardwired to the Matrix. They appear to see what they see (as evidenced by the Vagrant in the subway who sees the team ...
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What is the digital rain seen in The Matrix universe made of?

The digital rain, a code visualization of the Matrix, is seen in the opening sequences of the Matrix films, on monitors in the real world and in various shapes and colors. It seems to be made up of ...
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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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Since computers normally start counting from zero, was there a city before Machine City 01?

In The Matrix (and Animatrix), the machine city is called 01 (Zero One). From what I've read, this is the only city the machines have. If this is the first city built by machines, wouldn't it be ...
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Animatrix: In “Kid's Story”, how was the kid found?

According to the Wachowski's, the Red Pill allowed the Nebuchanezzer to find Neo's body in the real world: "[The Red Pill] is like a computer virus that’s meant to disrupt Neo’s life signal so that ...
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Animatrix: What's going on in “Matriculated”?

I've read on a few forums people saying things along the lines of, "Matriculated was my least favourite of the Animatrix anime, but then I watched it a few times and realised what was going on. Now it'...
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Do the Machines in “The Matrix” Adhere to the Three Laws of Robotics?

In the "real world" of the Matrix, do the machines follow Asimov's Three Rules? Were they even programmed with them? EDIT: I realize that killing people goes against the 1st law, but by keeping ...
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Is the “Zion Archive” (Animatrix) Machine Propaganda?

@vsz pointed out in a comment that the information that is presented in "The Second Renaissance", i.e. the History preserved in the Zion Archives might be propaganda by the machines (inaccurate to ...