Questions tagged [the-matrix]

For questions concerning The Matrix, the 1999 sci-fi film starring Keanu Reeves, its sequels, and its spin-off media. When asking questions about the Animatrix TV show use in conjunction with the [the-animatrix] tag.

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What are VDT's?

VDTs are mentioned a couple of times in The Matrix Revolutions, both times in connection with self-harming, both times in connection with Bane: Maggie: The Captain has some questions for him. He ...
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What is the maximum age somebody is freed from the Matrix?

This question was inspired by another one. Shortly after freeing Neo from the Matrix, Morpheus tells him: We never free a mind once it's reached a certain age. It's dangerous, the mind has trouble ...
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Was Trinity (The Matrix) based on Molly (Neuromancer)?

I just started reading Neuromancer, and found Molly being very much like Trinity from the Matrix: similar clothing, proficiency in combat, sometimes cold attitude, even the black sunglasses/lenses. ...
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In "The Matrix Revolutions", when the Sentinels are massing to destroy the dock building, why do they curve away rather than directly attack?

In The Matrix Revolutions at approx 67 minutes into the film, there is a battle against the Zion dock and the Sentinels attacking. The Sentinels get torn to shreds before they can touch the dock ...
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How is the anomaly applied to an individual in the matrix?

The Architect says: 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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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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Does Mouse's comment indicate that Smith is becoming human?

When Mouse is talking to Neo, he says To deny our own impulses, is to deny the very thing that makes us human The only time that comment ever stuck out to me within the film series was when Smith ...
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Was Morpheus the only hovership captain captured alive by the machines?

Morpheus' capture by Agents in The Matrix was a serious problem for Zion because hovership captains know the codes to the Zion mainframe. By interrogating Morpheus, the Agents could acquire the codes ...
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How come The Architect can make a strong promise like setting people free

Thanks to this question I now understand that The Architect and the Deus Ex Machina are two different entities. Before, I always thought they were one and the same because of the last scene in Matrix ...
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In the very beginning of "The Matrix" a trace program is shown, is it a real trace program from the nineties or just a fancy video animation?

In the very beginning of "The Matrix" a trace program is shown, is it a real trace program from the nineties or just a fancy video animation? The program is used to trace a phone line, apparently or ...
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How do the machines rebuild Zion in "The Matrix"?

If the machines rebuild Zion after destroying it, how do they most likely rebuild it? I mean, do they take a bunch of humans out of the matrix and just drop them there? Do they implant false memories? ...
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What would happen if someone opened a door that is opened with a key of the keymaker from the other side?

In the Matrix Reloaded, Persephone is opening a door in the restaurant using a key from the keymaker, now leading to the Merovingian's chateau 500 miles away instead of the other part of the ...
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What was the purpose of the "monster" programs in the Nightmare Matrix?

I'm curious about what the exact role of the "monster" programs (like some of the exiles we see in the films; the Ghost Twins, vampires, etc) was in the Nightmare Matrix (so before they were ...