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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...