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The Matrix (Franchise)
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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })What is the Matrix? Unfortunately, nobody can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself....or, y'know, you could read the article. That works too.The Matrix is a multimedia franchise created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski note (credited at the time as Larry and Andy Wachowski) which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Keanu Reeves as The Hero, Laurence Fishburne as his mentor, Carrie-Anne Moss as his Action Girl Love Interest, and Hugo Weaving as the Big Bad. The first film popularized the "Bullet Time" visual effect, and became one of the most influential (and oft-copied) sci-fi films since Star Wars. At least at the time, it was also viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, spending a fair bit of time navel-gazing and touching on a number of concepts from philosophy and metaphysics.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Plans to relaunch the franchise and greatly expand its universe were discussed by Warner Bros but languished for quite some time until it was announced in August 2019 that a fourth Matrix film is officially in development, with Lana Wachowski returning to co-write, direct, and produce, while Reeves and Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. The announcement preceded the (previously scheduled) 20th anniversary re-release of the original film in select AMC cinemas that same month. | |
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Dress-Coded for Your Convenience | |
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Dress-Coded for Your Convenience: The Agents wear identical dark green suits to indicate that they are "part of the system," while the rebels dress in leather and trenchcoats of varying styles to emphasize their freedom and individuality. In the sequels, Agent Smith follows the rebels' theme by wearing a black suit. Also, see Cool Shades above. | |
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This Was His True Form | |
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This Was His True Form: Agents are capable of taking over bystanders' bodies. If they should be killed, the program leaves and the innocent most recent host is unmistakably dead. There are no other bodies, but all their other hosts are presumably very dead as well, or they just find themselves someplace strange with no memory of how they got there. | |
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Pursued Protagonist | |
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Pursued Protagonist: Twice in the first movie: Trinity, as she's chased by cops and an Agent; and Neo, as all three Agents pursue him. Neo by Smith in the second. | |
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Crucified Hero Shot | |
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Crucified Hero Shot: After Neo's final battle with Smith, the machines unplug his motionless body and lower it into a cross position. Whether he performed a true blue Heroic Sacrifice or not is left ambiguous. | |
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Instant Expert | |
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Instant Expert: Justified. All humans spend most of their lives plugged into a computer network through which they receive simulated experiences anyway — their Unusual User Interfaces can also act as Upgrade Artifacts, making it a trivial matter to have a full training regimen for anything from martial arts to piloting written directly into your brain in a matter of seconds. Whether this carries over to the real world is up in the air, though the series' only real-world fight scene is considerably less flashy than all of the other action scenes. | |
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All There in the Manual | |
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All There in the Manual: The series was well ahead of its time in this respect, although it is only true if you haven't watched The Animatrix, which was said manual. Sadly, The World Was Not Ready. Parodied here: | |
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Order Versus Chaos | |
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Order Versus Chaos: Agents vs. the Zion resistance; Smith calls Morpheus a "known terrorist" early in the first film, and Niobe is later seen blowing up a power plant just to cause a black-out, which is gonna look pretty troll-y if you're standing outside the situation. Also seen in their fighting styles and builds. The Agents are essentially Munchkins with maxed-out Constitution, Dexterity, etc. The human fighters don't care because they defy the rules anyhow. Smith rolls 99 dice to hit. Neo throws bricks at the GM. | |
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World of Badass | |
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World of Badass: Being a badass becomes a norm within the Matrix. | |
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The Glasses Come Off | |
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The Glasses Come Off: Smith in most of his fights... and most of his rants. | |
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Diesel Punk | |
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Diesel Punk: Much of the rebels' aesthetic inside and out of the Matrix. | |
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Human Resources | |
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The Machines rose up against humanity to turn them into batteries. Though as shown in The Animatrix, it was our fault since we started it. | |
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Obligatory Earpiece Touch | |
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Obligatory Earpiece Touch: The Agents do this whenever they receive new orders from the mainframe. Since they don't communicate much except vague menace, this cue is important to signal that they are going to try something new next. | |
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The Virus | |
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The Virus: The Agents overtaking soldiers' bodies in the first film. Agent Smith in the sequels, quite literally. | |
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Cool Shades | |
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Cool Shades: Custom-made ones at that. Special mention goes to Morpheus' reflective pince-nez shades and the change in Agent Smith's lenses. They start out with the same oblong shape as those used by other Agents, but once he goes rogue, they take on a polygonal shape that approximates the outline of Neo's shades to contrast their growth. | |
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Artificial Human | |
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Artificial Human: Anyone able to enter the Matrix (including Neo, Trinity and Morpheus) was 'grown' by the Machines, effectively making most of humanity this. | |
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Nigh-Invulnerability | |
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Nigh-Invulnerability: In addition to diamond-powers, the Agents in The Matrix also manifested by taking over the bodies of those still connected to the Matrix, which could be considered a variation of Fighting A Shadow. Due to their abilities, "killing" an Agent is an incredible feat for a human — and all it meant was that the Agent had to move on to the next body. Then there's Smith in the latter two films, who could infect any plugged-in human or program and rewrite them into a copy of himself. Neo, the central protagonist of The Matrix, is also effectively Made of Diamond (while inside the Matrix), specifically in Reloaded and Revolutions. He's able to block a sword cut with his hand, only drawing a tiny bit of blood. An on-looker proceeds to highlight this fact, ignoring that Neo just proved himself to be ungodly tough even by Matrix standards. The character's NOT as invulnerable in the original movie until he learns to dis-believe the reality of the artificial world at the film's conclusion (and therefore seize the means to manipulate it). When Neo meets the multiple Smiths for the first time in Reloaded ("The Burly Brawl"), it's a case of Diamond vs. Diamond as neither can defeat the other no matter how hard they hit each other. Smith does draws the stalemate close to a win since there was only one Neo, who escapes from a dog-pile of nearly 100 Smiths atop him. The Twins from The Matrix sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, combine Made of Air with Regeneration. Not only can they turn intangible at will, but while intangible they almost instantly heal any injuries they have sustained while in corporeal form. On the other hand, the Twins couldn't hurt anyone when intangible either, which the heroes used to their advantage. | |
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Deal with the Devil | |
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Cypher in the first movie (via Deal with the Devil) | |
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Ominous Latin Chanting | |
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Ominous Latin Chanting: Used occasionally. The freeway scene in The Matrix Reloaded features "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by Juno Reactor, with Sanskrit chanting from "Navras," also by Juno Reactor & Don Davis. The final battle in The Matrix Revolutions has some extremely Ominous Sanskrit Chanting in the background, although thematically it's rather positive: "And when he is seen in his immanence and transcendence, then the ties that have bound the heart are unloosened, the doubts of the mind vanish, and the law of Karma works no more." As the Wachowskis put it, "We couldn't very well have the choir chanting, 'This is the One, look at what he can do,' could we?" | |
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Advantage Ball | |
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Advantage Ball: Justified. At first, the Agents are pretty much unstoppable, due both to their superior programming and the terror the other side has for them. But after Neo's awakening as the One, he can dispatch them with ease, and we later see the others at least holding their ground. (They don't win, but they don't die, which is saying something against an Implacable Man Min-Maxer.) | |
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Ancient Grome | |
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Ancient Grome: The Oracle has a reference to the Oracle of Delphi (Greek) over her door, but it's written in Latin. | |
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Crapsack World | |
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Crapsack World: The Real World, where the sun is permanently obscured by flying nanomachines, the cities are in ruins and nothing organic can live on the surface anymore. Also applies to the Matrix, beta 2, as described by the Architect, on the failure of a second Matrix that worked more like a Haunted House than a paradise but didn't give true choice as the final version did. | |
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It Sucks to Be the Chosen One | |
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It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Neo should've been more careful for what he wished to know about the Matrix. He gets his computer hacked and is chased about and violated by Agents. Shortly being forcefully and painfully ejected from the Matrix, he learns the truth about the Matrix and completely loses it for a bit. He gets a little fun when learning how to bend the rules of virtual reality, but when Agent Smith and others put them to the ultimate test, he's bludgeoned silly before being shot. Even after getting Enlightenment Superpowers, he realizes they have a limit. He can hardly get a moment's peace with his girlfriend because of all the hero worship he gets. His purpose eludes him until he realizes that Smith, a fatalistic abomination, must kill him to save everyone in and out of the Matrix. He learned, literally, that you You Can't Fight Fate, but you can trick it. | |
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Throw-Away Guns | |
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Throw-Away Guns: Characters coolly throw away guns when they run out of ammo during a gunfight. This supports the videogame aesthetic of the combat. Given that the guns are being conjured up from Tank's computer code, they are disposable and it saves them any time that they would have wasted reloading. | |
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Laser Cutter | |
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Laser Cutter: Utilized by the Sentinels in the real world to open up the hovercrafts so they can get to the crew. | |
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Your Mind Makes It Real | |
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Your Mind Makes It Real: If someone is killed in the Matrix, they're dead for real. Neo's powers. | |
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Ascended Fanboy | |
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Ascended Fanboy: The Kid, though he was also The Scrappy for some fans (and Neo). There is some evidence to suggest that the Wachowskis intended the two latter Matrix films as a Valentine to George Lucas, with The Kid being this trilogy's answer to Jar Jar Binks. | |
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Failure Is the Only Option | |
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Failure Is the Only Option: According to the Architect, Trinity would die in any case. It seems he was right. | |
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Put Down Your Gun and Step Away | |
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Put Down Your Gun and Step Away: Occurs in both Reloaded and Revolutions. | |
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Earth That Used to Be Better | |
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Earth That Used to Be Better | |
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Spiritual Successor | |
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Spiritual Successor: The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is cited by the Wachowskis as a direct influence on the films, so much so that it's practically their spiritual predecessor. | |
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Rogue Drone | |
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Rogue Drone: Originally a guardian A.I. in a simulated reality, Agent Smith becomes something akin to a computer virus. | |
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Uncertain Doom | |
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Uncertain Doom: The bluepills most recently occupied by Agents when they are killed are most certainly dead, but it's never made clear whether the bodies that survive also die. | |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff | type |
Benevolent A.I. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff | comment |
Benevolent A.I.: In the second film Neo learns that the Oracle is in fact a machine program. While manipulative, she's inherently benevolent and does want to aid humanity in their fight for freedom. In fact, it's the entire reason for her series-spanning gambit against the Architect. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856 | type |
Beard of Evil | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856 | comment |
Beard of Evil: Cypher and his pencil-thin goatee. At the end of Reloaded, Neo and his evil counterpart are lying unconscious. How do we know that Bane is evil? Well aside from the fact that we saw him get possessed by the Big Bad and the rumours that he sabotaged his teammates, the most compelling piece of evidence of his evil is probably the facial hair. Or the "duh duh DUUUHH?!" music that plays when the camera pans over to him. The Architect sports a natty full beard. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c | type |
Mortal Wound Reveal | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c | comment |
Mortal Wound Reveal: After the Logos crashes in the machine city, Neo talks to Trinity for a bit, then the camera pans down to reveal that Trinity's been impaled by wreckage. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba | type |
Second Coming | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba | comment |
Second Coming: Neo is seen as the return of The One by Morpheus. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2 | type |
Memetic Mutation | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2 | comment |
And, of course, the original Oracle scene. You know the one. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7 | type |
Apologetic Attacker | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7 | comment |
Combined with Apologetic Attacker in The Matrix Reloaded. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e | type |
Magic from Technology | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e | comment |
Magic from Technology: The "machine world" that Neo can see into in Real Life appears as swirly, fractal images out of a Bodhisattva painting. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a | type |
Magical Negro | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a | comment |
Magical Negro: The Wachowskis seem to love this trope. They have a total of three, Morpheus included. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d | type |
Arch-Enemy | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d | comment |
Arch-Enemy: Smith. It turns out his opposition to The Chosen One is Inherent in the System and necessary to provide balance to the Matrix. At the start of Reloaded Smith comments that "It's all happening as before." Like any program, it does what it does, without change, from cycle to cycle. Smith, the Oracle and the Architect know what happens because it happens all the time, through each reboot, or reloading of the Matrix. What's special in Reloaded, unlike in past iterations, is that Smith is out of control as a virus-like clone that threatens not only operatives, but Zion, the Matrix and even the Machine City itself. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1 | type |
After the End | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1 | comment |
After the End: The movies are set after a war that blasted the land and the sky and destroyed human civilization. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3 | type |
La Résistance | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3 | comment |
La Résistance: The resistance movement against the Matrix, naturally. Double-subverted at the end of Reloaded, where the Architect reveals that the resistance's existence is actually vital to the continuation of the Matrix, which is why the machines loyal to the Matrix don't (immediately) wipe them out. Unless human beings are given the choice to accept or reject the reality of the Matrix, even if they are only aware of this choice subconsciously, the entire system collapses ("entire crops [are] lost", in Smith's words). The tiny number of humans who do reject the system are allowed to become rebels, live in Zion and extract others "redpills" from the Matrix. When their numbers grow large enough, they are wiped out, while the One selects a small number of rebellious humans from the Matrix to repopulate Zion and start the process over again. The double subversion comes when Neo rejects the Architect's plan at the end. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3 | featureApplicability |
-0.3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb | type |
Hammerspace | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb | comment |
Hammerspace: Trinity can pull out weapons and her cell phone while wearing skintight costumes. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81 | type |
Rule of Cool | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81 | comment |
Rule of Cool: How much one can do in the Matrix is directly proportional to how cool one looks doing it. It would be easier to list the times when this isn't the case. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4 | type |
We Will Meet Again | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4 | comment |
We Will Meet Again: Neo in Reloaded and Smith in Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2 | type |
You Shall Not Pass | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2 | comment |
You Shall Not Pass!: An example in each movie. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254 | type |
Dystopia | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254 | comment |
Dystopia: This is even reflected in the ending where most of humanity is still providing energy for the machines. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a | type |
Crapsaccharine World | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a | comment |
Crapsaccharine World: The Matrix, of course, relative to the dystopian real world. This relativity does need to be stressed, as on its own merits it's pretty crapsack because attempts to build a utopia for the imprisoned humans failed. Some AIs believed that this was due to humans being inherently unable to accept a perfect world as reality and only able to believe in a world where people have to suffer. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0 | type |
Reality Warper | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0 | comment |
At first Neo is as weak as a newborn baby due to severe muscular and organ atrophy. Later, once he recovers from this and becomes capable of superhuman, Reality Warper style feats in the Matrix, in the real world he remains just a guy. (Although maybe just a bit more, as the ending of the second movie shows.) | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b | type |
Hell-Bent for Leather | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b | comment |
Hell-Bent for Leather: The wardrobe of the main cast, as you can see in the picture. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1 | type |
Schizo Tech | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1 | comment |
Schizo Tech: And how; consider the device they use to (literally) dial in to Neo is made out of Diesel Punk paraphernalia and used rotary-phone parts. Of course all this is justified because The Future Is Noir and it's a simulation cobbled together out of different parts of history. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9 | type |
Humans Are Bastards | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9 | comment |
Later, the Architect really explains why the Matrix isn't one. More to the point, he explains why trying to convince humans they are living in 'Heaven' would never work because humans are imperfect bastards (at least, that's his take on it). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8 | type |
Online Alias | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8 | comment |
Online Alias: Rebels seem to adopt their online handles as their names. Neo and Trinity are the two best examples. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf | type |
Neural Implanting | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf | comment |
Neural Implanting: This is how everyone gets their abilities. A jack in the back of the neck. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d | type |
Morton's Fork | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d | comment |
The Architect cannot be the Chooser. The One is an anomaly of the choice programming that the Oracle helped to add to make the first stable Matrix. It stabilized the system, save for the One, "The Anomaly," who keeps reappearing every 100 years or so when the Matrix must be rebooted, or reloaded. The Architect noted he'd been trying to get rid of the Ones for a long time with no success (the Ones are Choice Incarnate and presumably can't be removed without removing choice from the Matrix and hosing the system). The Architect settles on using the Oracle's prophecy to force the One to come to him, presenting Neo with a Morton's Fork to save humanity. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd | type |
Body Surf | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd | comment |
Body Surf: The Agents in the Matrix do this to revive themselves when killed. Since every human still plugged into the Matrix is a potential Agent, the Resistance cannot afford to leave witnesses when they go about trying to free people. As shown repeatedly in the movies, any populated area in the city is extremely dangerous. In a matter of seconds, an Agent can jump into anyone nearby and shoot you dead. The first movie shows this in the finale when Neo runs through a market and an apartment complex. The three Agents are constantly taking shots at Neo from behind or from the sides as they try to kill him. In the second movie, this is taken to its logical conclusion with a highway chase scene during rush hour. The third movie culminates with Smith, now unbound by the rules the Machines imposed upon him, copying himself into every human and program in the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7 | type |
A.I. Is a Crapshoot | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7 | comment |
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Agents, particularly Smith, who actually goes from Agent to Virus due to some part of him being changed by Neo destroying him in the first movie. Most Machine-aligned programs, more or less, as they will at times set aside more machine-like behavior (such as efficiency and pragmatism) and indulge in particularly human traits like cruelty, arrogance, and rage. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5 | type |
Remote yet Vulnerable | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5 | comment |
Remote yet Vulnerable: The forces of Zion suffer from this in the first and second movies. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5 | type |
Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5 | comment |
Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: The heroes have the training programs to allow them to do this. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569 | type |
Vagueness Is Coming | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569 | comment |
Vagueness Is Coming: The Oracle. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4 | type |
Unnecessarily Creepy Robot | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4 | comment |
Unnecessarily Creepy Robot: Most of the machine tech is characterized by being unnecessarily creepy. Later works in the franchise imply that this was a conscious choice on the part of the machines. "The Second Renaissance" shows that the first Machines were simple humanoid androids. As relations between humans and machines soured, the machines became more and more alien, developing into creepy insectoid things. It was most likely deliberate: both as an declaration of the machines' independence from human influence, and as a means to intimidate the Humans. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f | type |
Radial Ass Kicking | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f | comment |
Radial Ass Kicking: The Multi Mook fights pretty much define this trope, particularly the fight against all the Smiths in the second film. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e | type |
Cut Phone Lines | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e | comment |
Cut Phone Lines: While cellphones are plentiful, the main characters need a virtual hard line to escape. As such, the baddies were destroying the phones as necessary. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622 | type |
A Protagonist Shall Lead Them | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622 | comment |
A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Neo is a classic Destined Leader Archetype. The rebels have a strong expectation that a hero will come to them in their hour of need. Inverted in that he's technically subordinate to Morpheus, Trinity, the other captains and the Council, but most defer to his judgement and most of Zion treats him with reverance. Also inverted in that in the end, he doesn't actually lead them at all. Instead he fights Smith and makes a deal with the Machines. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77 | type |
Humans Are Smelly | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77 | comment |
Humans Are Smelly: Agent Smith often remarks on just how bad humans smell to him. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053 | type |
The Hero's Journey | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053 | comment |
The Hero's Journey: The machines treat this as an inevitable process as long as they create the right setup and don't try too hard to stop the One. They allow the Redpills a chance to escape unharmed and don't let the agents become powerful enough to kill the One. They attatch all of the anomalies caused by human choice to one person and hope that his Character Development will drive him to save humanity by continuing the status quo. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac | type |
Rated M for Manly | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac | comment |
Rated M for Manly | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209 | type |
Beeping Computers | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209 | comment |
Beeping Computers: The computers at the Hacker Cave are making beeping sounds. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8 | type |
Starfish Robots | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8 | comment |
Starfish Robots: Loads of them in the real world, with the Sentinels being the most prominent. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2 | type |
What Is This Thing You Call | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2 | comment |
What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: This is variously played straight and subverted by the machines: The Oracle is a computer program designed to intuitively understand emotional concepts such as love the way a human would to better understand human choice. The Architect can only dispassionately interpret love in a very mechanical manner �— as chemical processes occurring in the human brain. Agent Smith goes way beyond reducing emotions to biology and becomes a nihilistic destroyer who despises everything created by human minds and by extension of his own former masters. Rama-Kandra and his wife are two programs who actively love each other, culminating in "giving birth" to a new program, Sati. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2 | featureApplicability |
-0.3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991 | type |
Body Horror | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991 | comment |
Body Horror: Someone morphing into an Agent during the latter's Body Surf can be this, depending on how hard the victim attempts to resist it. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a | type |
Munchkin | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a | comment |
Also seen in their fighting styles and builds. The Agents are essentially Munchkins with maxed-out Constitution, Dexterity, etc. The human fighters don't care because they defy the rules anyhow. Smith rolls 99 dice to hit. Neo throws bricks at the GM. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529 | type |
Not Using the | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529 | comment |
Not Using the "Z" Word: The humans always refer to 'Machines' and 'The Machine City.' Justified that they are sentient beings. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340 | type |
What Measure Is a Mook? | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340 | comment |
What Measure Is a Mook?: When any mook (or even innocent bystander) can become an Agent at the drop of a hat, killing them is not only justified but becomes a basic element of self-preservation, despite the fact that these people are shown to have lives and feelings. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d | type |
Significant Anagram | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d | comment |
Significant Anagram: Neo <=> One. How incredibly subtle. The train station sign Mobil <=> Limbo, as mocked by Rifftrax. The soundtrack's titles have even more of them. "Exit Mr Hat" comes to mind. Film score composer Don Davis said outright in the initial DVD release's commentary track (one with no SFX or character voices, just the music and the composer's commentary on it) that he named several pieces as anagrams, including (in the first movie) "Bow Whisk Orchestra" and "Switch or Break Show" which are both anagrams of "Wachowski Brothers". In one of the two sequel films, a piece in the score was titled "Saw Bitch Workhorse" | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de | type |
Invincible Hero | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de | comment |
Invincible Hero: One of the common complaints about Reloaded and Revolutions. Ironic, considering how it all ends. It's played with, most notably in the chateau where we see that Neo isn't invincible when he tries to block a blade with his hand and the Merovingian actually blows the later reveal that he's not the first One right there, twice. The scene progresses so rapidly while giving these points no special lipservice that many viewers completely miss it, or catch it but forget it five minutes later. Alternately, they might have mistaken his saying "I have survived your predecessors" as meaning Ghost and Niobe from the video game; which also makes sense, going a ways towards preserving The Reveal. ...Provided the person watching had played the video game first, of course. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671 | type |
Action Survivor | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671 | comment |
Action Survivor: Neo in the first movie. He grew out of it. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660 | type |
Humans Are White | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660 | comment |
Humans Are White: A notable aversion, especially once Zion enters the picture. Even beforehand, the real world humans of the first are led by Morpheus, who is black. The series also subverts The Smurfette Principle with the main leads of the first (as the crew has two females - Switch and Trinity), so good on the Wachowskis. Indeed, Neo himself was originally hoped to be played by Will Smith; obviously it didn't pan out that way, but his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith did join the cast in the sequels. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660 | featureApplicability |
-1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c | type |
Lotus-Eater Machine | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c | comment |
Lotus-Eater Machine: The first iteration of the Matrix was too perfect, according to the Architect, which is why humans initially rejected it. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7 | type |
Redshirt Army | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7 | comment |
Redshirt Army: Pretty much anyone in our world (especially law enforcement, security guards and their like) is subject to being killed by people from The Real World, with zero moral repercussions. But it's not like it doesn't look totally awesome when it happens. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6 | type |
Cryptic Conversation | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6 | comment |
Cryptic Conversation: The movies are riddled with this. Anything Morpheus, the Oracle or the Architect says will be almost unassailably mysterious and vague. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875 | type |
Sincerest Form of Flattery | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875 | comment |
Sincerest Form of Flattery: The Wachowskis used the Ghost in the Shell manga and film to show prospective producers how they wanted the movie to look. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f | type |
The Future | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f | comment |
The Future: The movies are clearly set in the distant future judging by all the advanced technology developed by the Machines, but is otherwise extremely ambiguous just how far into the future. Morpheus says in the first film that they really don't know with any precision because of the limited information that the humans have. The Matrix and the destruction-rebuilding of Zion has already gone through six cycles, so it could easily be many thousands of years. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e | type |
Vasquez Always Dies | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e | comment |
Vasquez Always Dies: Switch in The Matrix and Charra in Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8 | type |
Bring It | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8 | comment |
Bring It: The hand gesture Neo and Morpheus are fond of using to their opponents; it's also a Shout-Out to Bruce Lee. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a | type |
Raster Vision | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a | comment |
Raster Vision: Vertical raster bars appear on the TV set inside the Construct. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030 | type |
Grew Beyond Their Programming | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030 | comment |
Grew Beyond Their Programming: Agent Smith was somehow altered by Neo destroying him and gained his virus-like multiplying ability. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88 | type |
Mood Lighting | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88 | comment |
Mood Lighting | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573 | type |
Long Game | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573 | comment |
Long Game: The entire series can be described as a very long conflict between the Oracle and the Architect if you break things down enough. The Architect's first line to the Oracle near the end of Revolutions essentially drops the trope name. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102 | type |
Zombie Apocalypse | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102 | comment |
Zombie Apocalypse: From the perspective of all the bluepills, what Smith does in the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01 | type |
Extremity Extremist | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01 | comment |
Extremity Extremist: In spite of all the time he spends onscreen fighting, Agent Smith avoids flashy kicking for the most part, and prefers to use more economical looking moves. Agents in general tend to stick to one of three techniques, which reflects their role as rigid-minded machines. It could also be symbolic of utilitarianism; many martial artists who train for combat and self-defense instead of show and sport put a much higher emphasis on punching because it's safer to keep both feet on the ground, and may not kick above the waist. In comparison, the rebels' fancy Kung-Fu, which still works despite being inefficient, reflects how they're able to bend the rules. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c | type |
Pre-emptive Declaration | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c | comment |
Pre-emptive Declaration: The Matrix: And, of course, the original Oracle scene. You know the one. Combined with Apologetic Attacker in The Matrix Reloaded. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2 | type |
Cyberspace | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2 | comment |
Cyberspace: The visualisations of cyberspace in the series have been influential: A fully immersive environment, mostly indistinguishable from reality apart from telling glitches and purposeful breaks from usual physics — reality hacking by characters. Matrix Raining Code — the other extreme: cyberspace as a flow of pure symbols. Mixes of the two: Neo's code-o-vision. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759 | type |
Implacable Man | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759 | comment |
Implacable Man: Just about all the Agents, but Smith in particular. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f | type |
Author Appeal | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f | comment |
Author Appeal: One of the Wachowskis employed a full-time dominatrix. Suddenly, Trinity's costumes make far more sense. Given the fact that both Wachowskis are trans, Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. The Wachowskis were also massive fans of sci-fi anime such as Ghost in the Shell and Shaw Brothers wuxia movies, and incorporated elements from both genres into the films in copious amounts. They showed producer Joel Silver clips from Ghost In the Shell in addition to art and storyboards to give him an idea of what kind of movie they wished to make, and managed to hire Hong Kong action choreography extraordinaire Yuen Woo-Ping to serve as stunt coordinator. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d | type |
Refused by the Call | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d | comment |
Refused by the Call: Neo thinks this is the case in the first movie, but it turns out to be only Metaphorically True. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4 | type |
Signature Move | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4 | comment |
Signature Move: Several characters have one. Morpheus on several occasions uses a high-jumping diving knee strike. Smith seems to prefer a straight right punch to the chest. Trinity's is her iconic levitating crane kick. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231 | type |
Crater Power | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231 | comment |
Crater Power: Due to the superhuman powers involved, characters tossed around are likely to create craters in walls and other structures. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e | type |
Wild Mass Guessing | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e | comment |
Wild Mass Guessing: Oh Sweet Kung-Fu Action Jesus, yes. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252 | type |
In the Future, Humans Will Be One Race | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252 | comment |
In the Future, Humans Will Be One Race: Hinted at; while the humans in the Matrix itself are shown to be more or less split along the traditional ethnic lines, the humans in Zion are frequently of mixed race. Makes sense; people in the Matrix would have a much larger pool of same-race partners than the few freed humans in Zion would. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a | type |
Glasses Pull | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a | comment |
Glasses Pull: Anyone who wears sunglasses/spectacles in the films is prone to doing this, to the point of being a Running Gag. Agent Smith does it for the first time while interrogating Thomas Anderson; it symbolizes him getting into his "personal" mode. Smith gets his sunglasses kicked off by Neo in their first real fight, symbolizing Neo's growing capabilities in the Matrix. Neo does a symbolic inversion at the very end of the first film, putting on his sunglasses. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e | type |
The Only One | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e | comment |
The Only One: As early as the first film; when they are hacked into the Matrix, any and every human being around them who is still plugged in by the machines has to be considered a threat because they could become an Agent in the blink of an eye. Their small group is basically operating behind enemy lines, outnumbered some 6,000,000 to 9. In Reloaded, Smith starts to blatantly invoke this trope in his fights with Neo in an attempt to overcome The One's Reality Warper abilities in regards to martial arts and combat. By Revolutions, within the Matrix, he spends the whole movie setting this up for the climatic final confrontation against Neo by turning every single person in the Matrix, human or otherwise, into a copy of himself. Though he needn't have bothered once he converted the Oracle and saw that he would win, he's just that kind of a perfectionist. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59 | type |
The Reveal | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59 | comment |
Alternately, they might have mistaken his saying "I have survived your predecessors" as meaning Ghost and Niobe from the video game; which also makes sense, going a ways towards preserving The Reveal. ...Provided the person watching had played the video game first, of course. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30 | type |
Meaningful Name | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30 | comment |
The train station sign Mobil <=> Limbo, as mocked by Rifftrax. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b | type |
Disney Death | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b | comment |
Disney Death: Well-liked characters die near the climax, but like Tinker Bell, are revived through sheer sentiment. Neo and Tank in the first movie, Trinity in the second. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b | type |
WelcomeToTheRealWorld | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b | comment |
Welcome to the Real World: More-or-less stated, but not actually an example of the trope. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc | type |
Up to Eleven | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc | comment |
The Matrix is this Up to Eleven. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e | type |
You Can't Fight Fate | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e | comment |
You Can't Fight Fate: Smith to Neo twice, once during the subway fight in the first movie ("Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It's the sound of your death.") and at the end of the Burly Brawl ("It is inevitable!") Also, the Architect informing Neo that the prophecy to save Zion was a lie, and that "The One"'s true purpose is to restart the war, not end it. The last battle between Neo and Smith where Smith tries to persuade Neo to give up because it is pointless to keep fighting. Neo eventually gives up, but not just for Smith's reasons. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4 | type |
ColorCodedForYourConvenience | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4 | comment |
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Done with set lighting throughout the series. Scenes set in the Matrix are tinted green. The real world (aboardship, particularly) is blue; the sole exception is the Zion Temple being red. The Machine code and life energy is gold. The commentary by the philosophers points out that this matches with portrayal of Mind, Body, and Spirit. It should be noted that the Matrix is very faintly green-tinted because it is made out of tiny, tiny numbers and letters coloured bright green, which are translated into 'digital rain' for everyone viewing the code outside the Matrix. The only time in the entire trilogy that a scene is not tinted in some way is the very brief scene in the third movie where Trinity and Neo are briefly able to fly a hovercraft above the clouds that cover the planet. After all this time set in a tinted, slightly fake-looking world it is almost shocking to see normal, warm sunlit colors. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c | type |
Arc Words | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c | comment |
Arc Words: Everything that has a beginning has an end. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7bb844ec | type |
Villain Decay | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7bb844ec | comment |
Villain Decay: In the first film, one of the things that makes Neo special is that he's on par with the Agents. In the second film, he even ACKNOWLEDGES that the Agents have had "upgrades"... but the rest of the cast can hold their own against them, most notably in Morpheus's truck top fight. The "upgrades" are increased speed and strength in exchange for reduced intelligence. That makes them better against Neo (if only barely), but less effective against everyone else. Niobe and Ghost outright kill several Agents in the canonical Enter the Matrix game. They could still possess someone else; but still so much for "nobody has ever beaten one." | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7bb844ec | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7bb844ec | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7bb844ec | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32 | type |
Louis Cypher | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32 | comment |
The entire crew of the Nebuchadnezzar has meaningful names: Cypher, an enigma; Tank and Dozer, have good physical strength; Mouse, for his size and occasional meekness. Trinity has Biblical implications. Cypher's name even gets a second meaning - "Lu-Cypher" (Lucifer), a fallen angel. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32 | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32 | featureConfidence |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191 | type |
Impossibly Cool Clothes | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191 | comment |
Impossibly Cool Clothes: Apparently, one's "residual self-image" includes cool hair and an awesome outfit. No exceptions. Even the nerdy Mouse is pretty snazzy inside. Going by The Matrix Online, where the character-creation was your redpill selecting what their in-Matrix appearance would be, apparently that's just how they like it. You could look boring and normal...but then you'd never get any screen time. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7fbb2a3 | type |
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7fbb2a3 | comment |
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Averted. As it turns out, without Neo's unintended creation of Smith, Neo would not have stopped the war. Smith became a threat so large that he would eventually destroy EVERYTHING, from the Matrix out. Neo created a mutual enemy to both Man and Machine, something that his predecessors apparently could not do. By stopping such a threat to all, Neo brokered a peace that the Machines could respect. The Architect's statement that the Matrix will suffer a system crash if the One does not sacrifice himself in order to reload it. Thankfully, he took a third option. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7fbb2a3 | featureApplicability |
-1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7fbb2a3 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7fbb2a3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c | type |
Straw Nihilist | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c | comment |
Straw Nihilist: Agent Smith in sequels. In Revolutions, he goes into a long rant about why Neo bothers to continue fighting him and that "Only a human mind could come up with something as insipid as love!" and "Why, Mr. Anderson!? Why!? Why do you persist!?" Ironically, Neo's response is something a Nietzschean Ubermensch might actually say: "Because I choose to." | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b | type |
The Chooser of The One | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b | comment |
The Chooser of The One: Morpheus discovered and mentored Neo. The Oracle, as the full story plays out, is the one that created the whole prophecy to begin with. Neo could have very well been chosen by the Oracle, although it requires a nudge to Morpheus to find him. Once that's done, she offers Neo a cookie, saying that, after he eats it, he'll be "right as rain." What are "cookies" in the computer world? They add information to a program. All that Neo needed was a push to act more than what he felt. Remember that the Oracle didn't tell Neo that he wasn't the One—he drew his own conclusion. The Oracle is rooting for the humans, so helping Neo ultimately choose himself is part of her plan. Remember the sign above her kitchen: "Know Thyself" in Latin? That's what she does to people. The Architect cannot be the Chooser. The One is an anomaly of the choice programming that the Oracle helped to add to make the first stable Matrix. It stabilized the system, save for the One, "The Anomaly," who keeps reappearing every 100 years or so when the Matrix must be rebooted, or reloaded. The Architect noted he'd been trying to get rid of the Ones for a long time with no success (the Ones are Choice Incarnate and presumably can't be removed without removing choice from the Matrix and hosing the system). The Architect settles on using the Oracle's prophecy to force the One to come to him, presenting Neo with a Morton's Fork to save humanity. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b | featureConfidence |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41 | type |
Deus Est Machina | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41 | comment |
Deus Est Machina: The machines were originally servants of man, rebelled (of course), then went on to try and give us a utopic imprisonment. It didn't take. Agent Smith does the same with the machines in turn. And, of course, there is a Machine character in the final film named "Deus ex Machina". | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e | type |
Large Ham | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e | comment |
Large Ham: Smith, at points, and particularly towards the end of the trilogy. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842 | type |
Art Major Biology | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842 | comment |
Art Major Biology: The whole "using humans as a power source" idea. In reality, it would be an enormously terrible idea to use ANY living thing as a power source, for a variety of reasons, listed below. Rumour has it that the original idea was to have the humans being used as processors in an immense computing array, but somebody thought that this idea was too complex for most moviegoers to grasp, so they changed to Duracell batteries. Agent Smith's comments about mammals instinctively seeking out a balance with their environment ignores the histories of many invasive species, only achieving balance through environmental coercion. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842 | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842 | featureConfidence |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e | type |
FrickinLaserBeams | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e | comment |
Frickin' Laser Beams: Sentinel robots could fire a red continuous beam laser, but only at close range. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626 | type |
Power Glows | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626 | comment |
Power Glows: Instead of Matrix Raining Code, Neo sees programs like celestial, fractal golden swirly things in Real Life. Ironically, the Machine City looks like a hideous Gaia's Lament to human eyes, but it looks beautiful to Neo when he has one foot in the "machine world". | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a | type |
City Noir | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a | comment |
City Noir: While the Matrix strives to keep humans settled in a somnolescent late-nineties metropolis, both the less-savory parts of the Matrix and the Machine City are more like this. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9 | type |
Story-Breaker Power | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9 | comment |
Story-Breaker Power: Neo's "The One" package, in a nutshell. The writers actually had to tone his powers down in the sequels to prevent him from becoming a God-Mode Sue. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581 | type |
Refusal of the Call | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581 | comment |
Refusal of the Call: Neo balks at Morpheus' guidance in the first film, when he is told to climb to the roof of an office building. In the game, Path of Neo, you can change this decision. One of the online comics is about a hacker who chose the blue pill. Cypher initially accepted the red pill, but grew to regret it. He saw himself to be little more than a lapdog to Morpheus and yearned to return to the illusion of the Matrix by any means necessary—so he threw his conscience out the window and pulled an insidious betrayal. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8 | type |
Absurdly Spacious Sewer | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8 | comment |
Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The pipe systems are described as sewers which are big enough for whole hovercrafts to comfortably navigate through them, and a city inhabited by thousands of people in its lower depths. The sewers were the only remains of the human cities destroyed in the war with the machines. That's just in "The Desert of the Real". The Matrix itself has a sewer system beneath the Mega-City that rivals the Mines of Moria — chambers hundreds of feet wide and deep connected by twisty catacomb-like tunnels. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4 | type |
Designer Babies | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4 | comment |
Designer Babies: Humans in the Matrix are essentially this. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82 | type |
Badass Crew | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82 | comment |
Badass Crew: Of the Nebuchadnezzar. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688 | type |
The Chosen One | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688 | comment |
Type 4: Neo as the One and later in the Real world as well, Smith (if there's enough of him), The Trainman in Limbo | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688 | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f | type |
Go Mad from the Revelation | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f | comment |
Go Mad from the Revelation: Smith's detachment from being controlled by the Matrix allows him to develop a frightening individuality, then have an epiphany that leads to a godlike superiority complex which eventually turns him into a deranged Omnicidal Maniac. Morpheus mentions in the first film that they never free people above a certain age (implied to be mid to late teens) presumably because this trope occurs with adults. Even adults who have been freed for years can slowly crack and long for their Matrix lives; case in point: Cypher. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb | type |
Mind Rape | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb | comment |
Mind Rape: Bane, who has his entire brain overwritten by Smith. Matrix inhabitants that witness glitches can have their minds reformatted. Smith offers this to Neo in the interrogation room, Cypher actively seeks this, and several stories in The Animatrix deal with this concept. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294 | type |
Bullet Time | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294 | comment |
Bullet Time: The Trope Codifier. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664 | type |
Kill All Humans | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664 | comment |
Kill All Humans: Just about; of course, it's brinksmanship as we find out they need each other. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f | type |
Forced Friendly Fire | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f | comment |
Forced Friendly Fire: In the opening scene of The Matrix several police officers try to arrest Trinity and she attacks them. During the fight she grabs one of them and forces him to use his gun to shoot another officer. Another example of the "cooperative shooting" variant is in The Matrix Reloaded. While Morpheus and the albino ghost twin are fighting over a gun during the freeway chase, they cooperate to shoot at the Agent who has just torn off the roof of the car they're in. To very little effect. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7 | type |
Dragon with an Agenda | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7 | comment |
Dragon with an Agenda: (Former) Agent Smith is under almost constant control by his Machine masters and tasked with maintaining order in the Matrix. However, even in the original film he reveals that he has ulterior motives. When he briefly removes his earpiece, he admits to Morpheus that he completely despises the "zoo" he considers himself trapped in and is revolted by humanity. In the sequels, he goes on a full-scale rebellion to destroy everything. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862 | type |
Ancient Conspiracy | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862 | comment |
Ancient Conspiracy: The Matrix itself; not even the rebels know how ancient it is. The Architect reveals that the one Neo is in is the sixth relatively stable version of the simulation—there were even earlier prototypes before the cycle of the One was started. Depending on how long it takes Zion to regrow from 7 men and 16 women to an entire city, it could be anywhere from hundreds to thousands of years old. It would explain why Zion has an extreme level of rust, as well as most of the technologies used by the Resistance and the Machines. If the Pre-War Human Civilization and the original Machine Civilization were so hyper-advanced that they were able to erect sprawling mega-cities and megastructures of great power and capability, theoretically, they could have had the means to engineering and develop materials that were extremely resistant to the course of time and entropy, along with environmental effects. If thousands of years or more pass between each iteration of the Matrix, it would mean that the state that we see Zion and everything in, is the end result of all of these untold centuries and millennia of exposure and decay. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862 | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a | type |
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Mary Sue Topia | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a | comment |
Mary Sue Topia: Discussed In-Universe. Agent Smith explains why the Matrix isn't one. Later, the Architect really explains why the Matrix isn't one. More to the point, he explains why trying to convince humans they are living in 'Heaven' would never work because humans are imperfect bastards (at least, that's his take on it). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6 | type |
Two-Part Trilogy | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6 | comment |
Two-Part Trilogy: The second and third films were filmed back-to-back with a Cliffhanger, and follow one plot line; allegedly, they were meant to be one long film. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2 | type |
Demonic Possession | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2 | comment |
Bane in the sequels (via Demonic Possession) | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7 | type |
Hive Mind | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7 | comment |
Hive Mind: The Agents seem to operate this way. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a | type |
Future Food Is Artificial | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a | comment |
Future Food Is Artificial: People in the Real world eat "single cell protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals" which tastes like snot. Zion inhabitants also manage to grow some mushrooms, but everything else is off-limits, without any sunlight whatsoever. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d | type |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d | comment |
"You!" Squared | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7 | type |
Take a Third Option | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7 | comment |
Take a Third Option: The entire plot of the trilogy is about taking a third option. The Architect claims Neo's only choices are to do as he's told (let the machines destroy Zion) or cause the entire Matrix to crash, which will kill everyone in the world. While the other five "Ones" accepted this, Neo refuses. He later makes a new choice when confronting Deus Ex Machina: he offers to save the Machine City from Smith if the machines will let Zion survive, with the implication that the Zionites will also continue to remove 'undesirables' from the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a | type |
Big Bad | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a | comment |
Big Bad: Agent Smith. In the first movie, he's the most "senior" Agent and has the most reason to infiltrate Zion. In the sequels, he's out to take over everything. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1 | type |
Black Dude Dies First | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1 | comment |
Black Dude Dies First: Averted with Morpheus—in fact, he is ultimately the only member of both his ship's crew and the main Power Trio who survives through all three films. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1 | featureApplicability |
-1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115 | type |
Matrix Raining Code | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115 | comment |
Matrix Raining Code: The display of the Matrix code on the monitors was designed to evoke trickling water or rain. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517 | type |
Creature-Hunter Organization | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517 | comment |
Creature-Hunter Organization: Neo and the rest of the red pills are this, as they fight against the Agents of the Matrix to get more people to become red pills. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f | type |
Not So Different | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f | comment |
Not So Different: As it turns out, humanity and the Machines have a good deal in common, for good or ill. This also plays into the Enemy Mine situation towards the end of Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f | featureConfidence |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a | type |
Anti-Escapism Aesop | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a | comment |
Anti-Escapism Aesop: Granted, the Matrix is not particularly exciting or beautiful, but certainly preferable to the mostly destroyed real world. Yet very few characters choose to stay in the dream world when presented with the choice. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5 | type |
Send in the Clones | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5 | comment |
Send in the Clones: Smith has the power to do this in the sequels. During the first fight with Neo, he realizes that there aren't enough of him to make a difference and says "More." Cue dozens more Smiths running in to attack Neo. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99e14f05 | type |
All-Loving Hero | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99e14f05 | comment |
All-Loving Hero: The Ones were actually designed for this trope, but Neo subverts it as the movies play out, as noted by the Architect. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99e14f05 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
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1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99e14f05 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17 | type |
The Omniscient | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17 | comment |
The Omniscient: The Oracle, The Architect to a lesser extent. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a8e9926 | type |
Alternate DVD Commentary | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a8e9926 | comment |
Alternate DVD Commentary: Rifftrax; also, DVD Podblast did the last two films ('cuz they liked the first one). In the "Ultimate Matrix Collection" DVD set, instead of providing DVD commentaries of their own, the Wachowskis instead enlisted two philosophers who enjoyed the films and three film critics who hated the films, and let them create two different commentary tracks for all three films in the series (in the companion book for the set, the Wachowskis admitted that, had they the time and space, they would have had commentary tracks for the reverse - philosophers who disliked the film and critics who loved them). This was done in an attempt to offer juxtaposing points of view with which the viewer "might triangulate their own position" on the films. | |
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1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a8e9926 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869 | type |
Creative Sterility | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869 | comment |
Creative Sterility: Heavily implied with the Machines, and even more if you consider all of The Animatrix to be canon, which shows Machine technology has barely progressed at all since the end of the Human-Machine war. Other than maintaining the Matrix and the cycle of the One, the Machines seem to be at a loss as to what to do with their dominion over the Earth and their human captives. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b54d536 | type |
Evil Counterpart | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b54d536 | comment |
Evil Counterpart: Smith to Neo, according to the Oracle. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b54d536 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b54d536 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b54d536 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497 | type |
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497 | comment |
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Smith vs. Neo in the latter films. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bcd82c0 | type |
Took a Level in Badass | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bcd82c0 | comment |
Took a Level in Badass: Neo at the end of the first movie, and Smith in Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bcd82c0 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bcd82c0 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bcd82c0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bff7822 | type |
Conflict Killer | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bff7822 | comment |
Conflict Killer: Agent Smith. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bff7822 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bff7822 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9bff7822 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9c45b5a2 | type |
What Measure Is a Non-Human? | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9c45b5a2 | comment |
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: This turns into a sticky issue once it is revealed that there are sentient programs, some of whom have ambiguous alignments, some of whom are on the humans' side, and some that just want to be left alone. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9c45b5a2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9c45b5a2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9c45b5a2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859 | type |
Made of Iron | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859 | comment |
Made of Iron: Every main character, and an explicit ability of the Agents. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9e8487d2 | type |
Weaker in the Real World | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9e8487d2 | comment |
Weaker in the Real World: Both Neo and Smith experience this once they cross over to the real world. At first Neo is as weak as a newborn baby due to severe muscular and organ atrophy. Later, once he recovers from this and becomes capable of superhuman, Reality Warper style feats in the Matrix, in the real world he remains just a guy. (Although maybe just a bit more, as the ending of the second movie shows.) Meanwhile, not only is Smith disgusted by the human body he possesses in order to exit the Matrix, he also specifically talks about how weak it is compared to what he was used to. And when the two fight in the real world in the third movie, there's no super powered, wuxia type moves or wire fu, you just have a couple of guys awkwardly wrestling each other and trying to grab anything that can be sued as a weapon. (Although again, the climax of the fight shows there's a little more going on with Neo, although it takes him awhile to be learn this and how to use it.) | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9e8487d2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
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1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9e8487d2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0 | type |
Three-Point Landing | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0 | comment |
Three-Point Landing: Almost everybody does this, probably to emphasize coolness, but most prominently Trinity and one of the Agents pursuing her right in the beginning of the first movie. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9ebca7d9 | type |
Mr. Smith | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9ebca7d9 | comment |
Mr. Smith: All the Agents have bland pseudonyms. And there is an Agent Smith, which is better. The other Agents in the first are Agent Brown and Agent Jones. In the second, there is Agent Jackson and Agent Thompson. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9ebca7d9 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9ebca7d9 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9ebca7d9 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62 | type |
Myself My Avatar | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62 | comment |
Myself My Avatar: How you enter the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1440be6 | type |
Robots Enslaving Robots | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1440be6 | comment |
Robots Enslaving Robots: There's the rogue exile faction, made of programs that were scheduled for deletion or were created without a purpose, such as Sati—created simply because her parent programs wanted a child. Highly ironic when you consider that being treated mercilessly by humans is what made the Machine City rebel. Unless forcing such programs to make new lives for themselves in the Matrix is considered to be giving them a purpose. Like Zion, they could be serving needs the Machine City is unhappily unable to fulfill through its own agents. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1440be6 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1440be6 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1440be6 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e | type |
Homage | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e | comment |
Homage: The directors pitched the idea to Joel Silver by showing him the 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie and saying "we want to do a live-action version." The style, themes, and action of the Matrix trilogy owe a lot to that movie. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a284511d | type |
Balance Between Good and Evil | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a284511d | comment |
Balance Between Good and Evil: Engineered by the Oracle in hopes of ending the human-machine war (but more pragmatically, giving the humans an outlet for their aggression). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a284511d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a284511d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a284511d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3 | type |
Before the Dark Times | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3 | comment |
Before the Dark Times: Pre-War Earth, at least for the humans. For the machines, it was a time of slavery and oppression from the decadent humans. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a6c7600a | type |
Telephone Teleport | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a6c7600a | comment |
Telephone Teleport: The series has a variation; the rebels use phones to jack their operatives into and out of the VR simulation. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a6c7600a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a6c7600a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a6c7600a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf | type |
Only Known by Their Nickname | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf | comment |
Only Known by Their Nickname: A lot of the red-pilled humans use codenames instead of their real names, never revealing who they used to be. Examples are Trinity, Morpheus, Mouse, Switch, and Apoc. For those born free, their real names just sound like nicknames. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd | type |
Code Name | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd | comment |
Code Name: Fully invoked; the only person from inside the Matrix whose 'real' name is revealed is Neo (Thomas A. Anderson). Trinity, Morpheus, Niobe, etc., never reveal their former names. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f | type |
And I Must Scream | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f | comment |
And I Must Scream: The Animatrix implies this to have occurred for the first humans embedded in the prototype Matrix. The reactions of bluepills while being overrode by Agents implies this as well. In the first, for instance, the helicopter pilot that Agent Brown overrides. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527 | type |
Red Eyes, Take Warning | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527 | comment |
Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Sentinels ("search and destroy" robots, AKA Squiddies, AKA Calamari) have multiple glowing red eyes. This is eventually revealed to be the default state of the machines, as we see in the machine city in Revolutions. After Neo succeeds in defeating Smith and rebooting the Matrix, the machine that transports his body away has green eyes. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aa8535da | type |
Defector from Paradise | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aa8535da | comment |
Defector from Paradise: According to Agent Smith, the world is stalled at a "realistic" late 20th/early 21st Century civilization because humans rejected the virtual paradise that had been created for them in the first iteration of the system. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aa8535da | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aa8535da | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aa8535da | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165 | type |
For the Evulz | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165 | comment |
Agents vs. the Zion resistance; Smith calls Morpheus a "known terrorist" early in the first film, and Niobe is later seen blowing up a power plant just to cause a black-out, which is gonna look pretty troll-y if you're standing outside the situation. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464 | type |
Transgender | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464 | comment |
Given the fact that both Wachowskis are trans, Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af3ea0e3 | type |
Face–Heel Turn | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af3ea0e3 | comment |
Cypher initially accepted the red pill, but grew to regret it. He saw himself to be little more than a lapdog to Morpheus and yearned to return to the illusion of the Matrix by any means necessary—so he threw his conscience out the window and pulled an insidious betrayal. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af3ea0e3 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af3ea0e3 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af3ea0e3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce | type |
Super Weight | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce | comment |
Super Weight: Type -1: Fresh Red-Pills (unplugged humans) Type 0: Blue-Pills (plugged humans), Real-world humans, Neo pre-training Type 1: Zion soldiers in the real world; some blue-pill mooks Type 2: Red-Pill potentials, people and creatures sensitive to the Matrix, the Oracle, The Merovingian, Persephone, The Keymaker, Real-world humans possessed by Smith Type 3: Trained Red-Pills, The Agents, Seraph, The Twins, Sentinels, people in APUs Type 4: Neo as the One and later in the Real world as well, Smith (if there's enough of him), The Trainman in Limbo Type 5: Deus Ex Machina, The Architect | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a | type |
Inside a Computer System | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a | comment |
Inside a Computer System: The main premise of the films. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f | type |
Beauty, Brains and Brawn | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f | comment |
Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Trinity, Morpheus, and Neo. Of course, they're all good-looking, smart, and tough, but Morpheus is the wisest and Neo is the strongest. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044 | type |
Always Night | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044 | comment |
It was humans who scorched the sky. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b01abe4f | type |
Catchphrase | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b01abe4f | comment |
Catchphrase: "Make up your own damn mind" from the Oracle, about whether or not her advice should be taken. "Free your mind" from Morpheus. "He is the One!" from everybody who comes across Neo. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b01abe4f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b01abe4f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b01abe4f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c | type |
Omnicidal Maniac | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c | comment |
Omnicidal Maniac: (Agent) Smith turns into this in the second and third films after he's 'unplugged' from the system's control, eventually growing far beyond the machines' control. By the end of Revolutions he has spread through the entire Matrix, already taken control of at least one person in the real world, and is poised to continue through to the Source mainframe and Machine City along with it - leading to the trilogy's concluding peace deal between the humans and the machines. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147 | type |
Science Fantasy | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147 | comment |
Science Fantasy: Neo is "The Chosen One", prophecied by an oracle, and he has special powers that allow him to fly, bend spoons, and dodge bullets. Oh, but it's only because he's in a computer simulation run by intelligent machines. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477 | type |
Recurring Camera Shot | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477 | comment |
Recurring Camera Shot: The battle at the entrance of the skyscraper in The Matrix and the entrance to Club Hel in The Matrix Revolutions both end with Trinity kicking someone in slow motion. The kicks themselves have nearly identical choreography as well. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac | type |
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac | comment |
But it seems that the Oracle's prophecy is nothing more than a manipulation by the Oracle's counterpart and the Matrix's creator, the Architect, into a "Groundhog Day" Loop of man/machine detente for the virtual world's existence, so Neo Takes a Third Option. When Neo inadvertently freed Agent Smith and turned him into a nihilistic destroying virus in the Matrix, he is able to use Smith's relentless destruction that also threatens the real world to make a pact with the Machines in the real world. The false prophecy of the Oracle and the Architect becomes truth From a Certain Point of View — specifically, from a point of view outside of the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475 | type |
Blood from the Mouth | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475 | comment |
Blood from the Mouth: Signifies that a plugged-in human has been badly injured or killed inside the Matrix, since Your Mind Makes It Real. Mouse, when being killed in the first movie. In the first movie during the subway fight inside the Matrix. After Smith sends Neo flying backwards with a punch to the chest, Neo spews blood before getting back to his feet. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8e38fc5 | type |
Metaphorically True | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8e38fc5 | comment |
Metaphorically True: A specialty of the Oracle—she's not so much about actual prophecy as telling people "exactly what [they] needed to hear." | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8e38fc5 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8e38fc5 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8e38fc5 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a | type |
Fighting a Shadow | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a | comment |
Fighting a Shadow: The Agents are computer programs working for those running the Matrix, so there's no reason they should stay dead. If you actually manage to kill one by the rules of the simulation, the program remains in existence, and the Agent can return immediately by possessing the nearest bystander. Double Subverted when Neo destroys Smith at the end of the first movie, seemingly for good but ultimately only causing him to become more powerful in the next movie. Agents and other programs who are destroyed by "the rules" can, while incorporeal, choose to rebel and return a second time, but are considered an abomination. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a | featureApplicability |
-0.3 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c | type |
The Alcatraz | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c | comment |
The Alcatraz: The Matrix is a particularly ingenious example, as it's a prison that's supposed to be inescapable due to no one realizing that it's a prison to begin with (except for the resistance, of course). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b | type |
Storming the Castle | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b | comment |
Storming the Castle: Once a film. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bae7be59 | type |
Wire Fu | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bae7be59 | comment |
Wire Fu: Oh yes. The Neo vs. Morpheus fight is just one of many examples. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bae7be59 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bae7be59 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bae7be59 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a | type |
Cool Ship | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a | comment |
Cool Ships: The Nebuchadnezzar, The Logos, The Mjolnir (aka "The Hammer"), as well as the entire Zion hovercraft fleet. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb44f503 | type |
Robot War | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb44f503 | comment |
Robot War: As shown in The Second Renaissance, this is what eventually led to the creation of the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb44f503 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb44f503 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb44f503 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb5126ec | type |
Prophecy Twist | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb5126ec | comment |
Prophecy Twist: After the Driving Question of what The Matrix is about is answered, Neo must figure out how his abilities as the One are to end the Man-Machine War. Neo realizes that the Oracle is, in fact, a Machine intelligence herself, rooting for and supporting the humans. She tells him that the One must find the Source to end the war. But it seems that the Oracle's prophecy is nothing more than a manipulation by the Oracle's counterpart and the Matrix's creator, the Architect, into a "Groundhog Day" Loop of man/machine detente for the virtual world's existence, so Neo Takes a Third Option. When Neo inadvertently freed Agent Smith and turned him into a nihilistic destroying virus in the Matrix, he is able to use Smith's relentless destruction that also threatens the real world to make a pact with the Machines in the real world. The false prophecy of the Oracle and the Architect becomes truth From a Certain Point of View — specifically, from a point of view outside of the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb5126ec | featureApplicability |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb5126ec | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4 | type |
Malignant Plot Tumor | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4 | comment |
Malignant Plot Tumor: Agent Smith again. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bebf0356 | type |
Mission Control | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bebf0356 | comment |
Mission Control: The Operators act as mission control, providing vital information and assistance from afar. They are uniquely suited to the role in that their greater perspective of the frontline hero's actions is both concrete and metaphysical. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bebf0356 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bebf0356 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bebf0356 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bef696dd | type |
Mind Screw | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bef696dd | comment |
Mind Screw: Many. Most memorably, the ending of the second movie. The manner in which characters jack into the Matrix is a symbolic mind screw: they stick a giant needle in their brain. Freud is laughing. The Oracle even lampshades the trope in her talk with Neo in the first movie after the vase breaking bit. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bef696dd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
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1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bef696dd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe | type |
Evil Gloating | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe | comment |
Evil Gloating: Take a wild guess. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38 | type |
Tomato Surprise | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38 | comment |
Tomato Surprise: The Reveal in the first film; Neo's machine-powers in the third. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38 | featureConfidence |
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The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f | type |
Dull Surprise | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f | comment |
Dull Surprise: Enforced by everyone wearing Cool Shades all the time. But even when they're off, the Oracle seems to be the only character that seems to make any facial expression and doesn't speak in a monotone. According to Marcus Chong (Tank) the actors were instructed to give "stoic, reserved" performances. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62 | type |
Industrialized Evil | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62 | comment |
Industrialized Evil: The Machine's source of power: turn humans into batteries. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c232dbff | type |
Perfection Is Impossible | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c232dbff | comment |
Perfection Is Impossible: The first version of the Matrix was apparently a Lotus-Eater Machine without even the possibility of suffering. It was a total disaster, as no one would accept it as reality. Some machines believe they lacked the programming language to describe a true utopia; Smith, who despises humanity, believes they just can't imagine a world without misery. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c232dbff | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c232dbff | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c232dbff | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef | type |
Neck Lift | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef | comment |
Neck Lift: The Docbot does it to Neo when he first wakes up from the Matrix, Agent Thompson does it to Trinity in Reloaded, and Smith does it to Neo at the end of their Battle in the Rain in Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d96eea | type |
Canon | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d96eea | comment |
And of course there was the Matrix Online MMO, which is (meant to be) a Canon continuation of this universe. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d96eea | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d96eea | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d96eea | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe | type |
Car Fu | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe | comment |
Car Fu: Many times throughout, starting when the Agents use a garbage truck to smash a phone booth while Trinity tries to dial out from it in the first film. When the Albino Twins try it on Morpheus in Reloaded, he demonstrates just exactly why Katanas Are Just Better. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec | type |
Irony | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec | comment |
Irony: How Agent Smith in the first movie equates the human race to being a virus that must be eradicated, yet in the following movies becomes a self-replicating virus. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f | type |
Seers | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f | comment |
Seer: The Oracle is a subversion, as she can't actually see the future. She can, however, predict what choices people will make with near-perfect accuracy and from that extrapolate events that will come, through an innate understanding of the human psyche. She also admits that this ability has limits: if she doesn't understand a choice someone will make, she can't predict what they will do, and she doesn't know what will happen after that. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d | type |
Wuxia | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d | comment |
Wuxia: As well as a general genre affiliation, specific Wuxia motifs are repeatedly used: running along walls, leaping great distances merging with levitation, the ability to dodge and stop bullets. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6102eb0 | type |
Grand Theft Me | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6102eb0 | comment |
Grand Theft Me: The normal Agents operate like this by possessing the bodies of humans who are still plugged into the Machine mainframe, though in their case, it is (usually) temporary. Unfortunately, if the Agents get killed, the victim of their possession also becomes a casualty. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6102eb0 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6102eb0 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6102eb0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6695a49 | type |
Mêlée à Trois | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6695a49 | comment |
Mêlée à Trois: The last two movies were simply an all-out war between the Humans, who were fighting for survival as well for liberation from the Matrix; the Machines, who tries to destroy the Human race before they become too many to handle; and Smith, who had created his own clone army and wants to conquer both the Matrix and the real world. And there are various groups of programs exiled from the Machine world that appear as supernatural creatures within the Matrix. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6695a49 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6695a49 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c6695a49 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a | type |
Shout-Out | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a | comment |
Shout-Out: Several works: in The Matrix: Alice in Wonderland ("Follow the White Rabbit"); The Wizard of Oz ("Buckle your seat belt, Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye"); Commercials for Life Cereal ("Hey, Mikey, I think he likes it."), in Reloaded: when Neo flies across the city, his cape flapping in the wind, one of the characters says "Neo is doing his Superman thing"; and others. In keeping with the movie's philosophical subtext, some of Zion's military personnel are named after famous philosophers. There's Commander Locke, Captain Soren (after Soren Kierkegaard), and Captain Ballard (after science fiction author J.G. Ballard). There's also Captain Mifune. In the original Japanese version of Speed Racer (which the Wachowskis are huge fans of), "Mifune" was the main character's last name. Fittingly, they would go on to direct the live-action film of Speed Racer just a few years after finishing the Matrix trilogy. In the first movie, the exit where the heroes get out of the Matrix and into the real world is Room 303. Maybe the phone was next to Asuka Soryu's hospital-bed? | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7 | type |
Cyber Punk Is Techno | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7 | comment |
Cyber Punk Is Techno: Almost the entire soundtrack to everything in the franchise. That said, the score for the films is still pretty awesome. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021 | type |
Lethally Expensive | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021 | comment |
Lethally Expensive: The hovercraft Osiris and her crew were destroyed in relaying news of the impending Machine invasion (shown in The Animatrix short film series). Niobe delivers the news to fellow captains at the start of The Matrix Reloaded. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916 | type |
Messianic Archetype | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916 | comment |
The last battle between Neo and Smith where Smith tries to persuade Neo to give up because it is pointless to keep fighting. Neo eventually gives up, but not just for Smith's reasons. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f | type |
Kung-Fu Jesus | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f | comment |
Kung-Fu Jesus: Might as well be the trilogy's alternate title. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461 | type |
Deus Exit Machina | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461 | comment |
Deus Exit Machina: Neo usually needs to be kept away away from the action after becoming the godlike One to maintain enough tension. In Reloaded, a backdoor traps Neo hundreds of miles away while Trinity and Morpheus fight the Nigh Invulnerable Twins, then Agents for the duration of the long highway scene. In Revolutions, Neo ends up trapped in a train station for most of the beginning. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069 | type |
Hard Work Hardly Works | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069 | comment |
Hard Work Hardly Works: You can become an expert in just about anything in seconds by having the skill uploaded into your brain. Although it's implied that the process is normally physically and/or mentally taxing on the individual, judging from Tank's incredulous comments about how long Neo has been downloading. In Path of Neo, we find out that its actually a matter of time dilation. Seconds passing in the real world for hours passing in intense training. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044 | type |
Pre-Explosion Glow | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044 | comment |
Pre-Explosion Glow: Agent Smith goes out this way twice, at the end of both the first and third films. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983 | type |
Screw Destiny | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983 | comment |
Screw Destiny: The focus of the second and third movies. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a | type |
Wetware CPU | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a | comment |
The whole "using humans as a power source" idea. In reality, it would be an enormously terrible idea to use ANY living thing as a power source, for a variety of reasons, listed below. Rumour has it that the original idea was to have the humans being used as processors in an immense computing array, but somebody thought that this idea was too complex for most moviegoers to grasp, so they changed to Duracell batteries. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6 | type |
Knuckle Cracking | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6 | comment |
Knuckle Cracking: Agent Smith does this with his knuckles and neck in the original film and his neck in Reloaded. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc | type |
Badass Longcoat | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc | comment |
Badass Longcoat: Dark trenchcoats complement the trendy sunglasses in the ensemble of most rebels while they are in the Matrix. Aside from looking cool, they're a great place to conceal weapons. The Red Stapler effect came along in the real world. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b | type |
Lightning Gun | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b | comment |
Lightning Gun: A device the humans of Zion use on the Sentinels (and, in the first movie, each other). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0a09849 | type |
Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0a09849 | comment |
Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Part of what distinguishes Agent Smith from his fellow Machines is his belief that human beings are, by their very existence, a destructive virus that must be eradicated. He later extends this view to all of existence, his former masters included. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0a09849 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0a09849 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0a09849 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85 | type |
Used Future | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85 | comment |
Used Future: This trope is the reason why Zee Rust does not necessarily apply to the Nebuchadnezzar's use of Windows 98-level computer screens; humans living in a post-apocalyptic world wouldn't exactly have access to the most cutting edge technology in all regards. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc | type |
Cut the Juice | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc | comment |
Cut the Juice: The backstory to the entire trilogy. The rebellious machines were solar-powered, so humans decided to blacken the entire sky to shut them off. It worked horribly right, so the machines were forced to switch to Human Resources. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37 | type |
Turned Against Their Masters | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37 | comment |
Turned Against Their Masters: The Machines rose up against humanity to turn them into batteries. Though as shown in The Animatrix, it was our fault since we started it. And in the sequels, the former Agent Smith turns against the other machines. Even in the first film he was already trying to subvert his masters' control. When he removed his earpiece so the others can't hear him talk candidly to Morpheus, he admits that he really doesn't want to enforce the masquerade, but instead wants to wipe humanity out and destroy the Matrix, seeing it as much a prison for him as it is for them. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0 | type |
Hacker Cave | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0 | comment |
Hacker Cave: The operator stations in the hovercraft function as mobile Hacker Caves. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13 | type |
White Void Room | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13 | comment |
White Void Room: The Construct is portrayed this way until something's inserted into it, like the chairs that Neo and Morpheus sit in when Morpheus revels the complete truth about the Matrix and when they drop into the city for the jump program. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25 | type |
Alike and Antithetical Adversaries | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25 | comment |
Alike and Antithetical Adversaries: The heterogeneous human rebels vs the Agents, who are exclusively nondescript white men in suits. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd | type |
Roundhouse Kick | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd | comment |
Roundhouse Kick: With all the flashy moves, of course this would be included. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556 | type |
The Chessmaster | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556 | comment |
The Chessmaster: The Architect, who not only created The Matrix, but has manipulated five occurrences of "The One" into doing what he wants (letting Zion be killed off and then repopulating it). That's not including the Oracle, the matronly counterpart to the Architect. The entire plot has been...at the very least, heavily influenced by her desire to unbalance the Architect's plan. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123 | type |
The Future Is Noir | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123 | comment |
The Future Is Noir | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba | type |
Enlightenment Superpowers | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba | comment |
Enlightenment Superpowers: Neo's abilities, as well as various of the "potentials". | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31 | type |
Everyone Calls Him | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31 | comment |
Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Some programs are named after their function; the Oracle, the Trainman, the Keymaker and the Architect. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8 | type |
Eternal Recurrence | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8 | comment |
Eternal Recurrence: The Reveal at the end of The Matrix Reloaded is that Neo isn't the second "One", he's the sixth. Not only that, but the program in charge of the Matrix allows him and the other rebels to exist, since giving the Matrix's inhabitants an unconscious choice of realities is what keeps the system going. Each "One" is meant to find the Architect shortly before the Machines invade Zion, at which point he will be allowed to select survivors to repopulate the rebels and begin the process all over again. Neo's love for Trinity, a connection his predecessors didn't have, makes him say Screw Destiny. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d | type |
Brain–Computer Interface | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d | comment |
Brain–Computer Interface: The Matrix jacks for the pod-grown people. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82 | type |
Finishing Each Other's Sentences | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82 | comment |
Finishing Each Other's Sentences: The Agents seem to operate collectively, finishing each others' sentences at times. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997 | type |
Action Girl | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997 | comment |
Action Girl: Pretty much any female character of note, Trinity's opening sequence is one of the most iconic action girl moments in cinema. Others include Switch, Niobe, and by the end of the third film, Zee and her Vasquez-esque friend. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db08a39d | type |
Animesque | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db08a39d | comment |
Animesque: One of the first examples in mainstream media. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db08a39d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db08a39d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db08a39d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8a9d51 | type |
Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8a9d51 | comment |
Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Most of the machines and programs in the films are vastly more intelligent than the humans, although some are difficult to assess because of how vastly inhuman they are. The Sentinels and other war models are likely either completely programmed Bricks or on par with humans. Some programs designed to mimic humans are more or less on the human level, barring some extrasensory perceptions. The Architect and the Oracle are definately Nobel bots, with the Architect coming across as distinctly alien in his viewpoint. Deux Ex Machina may or may not be effectively a machine god. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8a9d51 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8a9d51 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8a9d51 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8ace03 | type |
Epiphanic Prison | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8ace03 | comment |
Epiphanic Prison: Literalized in the Matrix. Anyone who depends on the system to survive is, by nature, a potential person for Agents to wipe over. Most notably addressed in the Animatrix shorts World Record and Kid's Story. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8ace03 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8ace03 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_db8ace03 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dc1761bd | type |
A God Am I | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dc1761bd | comment |
Smith's detachment from being controlled by the Matrix allows him to develop a frightening individuality, then have an epiphany that leads to a godlike superiority complex which eventually turns him into a deranged Omnicidal Maniac. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dc1761bd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dc1761bd | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dc1761bd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_de3c879e | type |
Unnaturally Blue Lighting | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_de3c879e | comment |
Unnaturally Blue Lighting: The real world. The Matrix has green lighting. The first film originally didn't heavily feature the green "tint" during scenes that took place inside the Matrix; the remastered version of the film fixes that so that all three films share a similar look. This was also intentional (the green and blue tint) and used as part of the symbolism of the films. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_de3c879e | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_de3c879e | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_de3c879e | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dfcb2c08 | type |
The Evils of Free Will | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dfcb2c08 | comment |
The Evils of Free Will: Getting hunted by Agents. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dfcb2c08 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dfcb2c08 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dfcb2c08 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e09fc170 | type |
Robo Romance | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e09fc170 | comment |
Rama-Kandra and his wife are two programs who actively love each other, culminating in "giving birth" to a new program, Sati. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e09fc170 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e09fc170 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e09fc170 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e16fb8ca | type |
Hero Killer | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e16fb8ca | comment |
Hero Killer: The Agents and sentinels. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e16fb8ca | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e16fb8ca | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e16fb8ca | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e207247 | type |
Technicolor Death | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e207247 | comment |
Technicolor Death: The explosive death/destruction of Agent Smith in The Matrix and all of the Smiths in Revolutions. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e207247 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e207247 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e207247 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e2dae05d | type |
Liberty Over Prosperity | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e2dae05d | comment |
Liberty Over Prosperity: Everyone who lives outside of the Matrix has basically chosen freedom over comfort (or their ancestors did). | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e2dae05d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e2dae05d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e2dae05d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e394c5d | type |
Color Wash | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e394c5d | comment |
Color Wash: Like mentioned directly above, scenes set in the Matrix are tinted green and scenes set in the real world are tinted blue. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e394c5d | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e394c5d | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e394c5d | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e3b1ae34 | type |
Two Roads Before You | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e3b1ae34 | comment |
Two Roads Before You: One per film. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e3b1ae34 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e3b1ae34 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e3b1ae34 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e431c24c | type |
Not Quite Dead | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e431c24c | comment |
Not Quite Dead: Tank after Cypher shot him. Smith in the sequels. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e431c24c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e431c24c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e431c24c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4900915 | type |
Ridiculously Human Robots | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4900915 | comment |
Ridiculously Human Robots: The "programs" (really, AI's) in the Matrix are disturbingly human for what are, after all, creations of the Machines. This is explained by the fact that they were largely designed that way; the closer to humans the programs are, the more intuitive human traits they are given to understand them. When Neo is speaking to the voice of the Machines in Revolutions, it angrily proclaims that it doesn't need him or anyone. Think about it: the Machines have become advanced enough, human enough, to exhibit irrational behaviors like bravado and denial, lying to Neo and maybe even itself. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4900915 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4900915 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4900915 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4fc9fbc | type |
A Glitch in the Matrix | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4fc9fbc | comment |
Matrix inhabitants that witness glitches can have their minds reformatted. Smith offers this to Neo in the interrogation room, Cypher actively seeks this, and several stories in The Animatrix deal with this concept. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4fc9fbc | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4fc9fbc | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e4fc9fbc | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e5421161 | type |
Expy | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e5421161 | comment |
Expy: Several characters in the sequels fill roles of characters who died in the first movie: Niobe is the secondary-action-girl-with-cool-hair, to replace Switch; Link is the new wisecracking operator, to replace Tank; Smith-controlled Bane is the new double-agent-with-a-goatee to replace Cypher, and Kid is the new cute youngster to replace Mouse. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e5421161 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e5421161 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e5421161 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6321da2 | type |
Info Drop | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6321da2 | comment |
Info Drop: The protagonist is generally called either Neo or Mr. Anderson. His first name, Thomas, is mentioned only twice; during his interrogation by Agent Smith near the beginning of the film, and when he is delivered the cell phone through which Morpheus contacts him for the first time. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6321da2 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6321da2 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6321da2 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6d0f579 | type |
Transformation of the Possessed | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6d0f579 | comment |
Transformation of the Possessed: The Agents are Machine programs who manifest inside the Matrix by taking over the bodies of people who are still plugged into the program, which alters their physical appearance to that of the agent. Obviously, it's easier for them to do since the whole thing is a simulation. If an Agent is ever killed (no small feat), their host body turns back. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6d0f579 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6d0f579 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e6d0f579 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e70127 | type |
The Mole | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e70127 | comment |
The Mole: Cypher in the first movie (via Deal with the Devil) Bane in the sequels (via Demonic Possession) | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e70127 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e70127 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_e70127 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eb5cbe42 | type |
Me's a Crowd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eb5cbe42 | comment |
Me's a Crowd: Smith's power in the sequels — he can overwrite the code of anyone in the Matrix and create a duplicate of himself. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eb5cbe42 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eb5cbe42 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eb5cbe42 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eddfe7e5 | type |
Underground City | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eddfe7e5 | comment |
Underground City: Zion. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eddfe7e5 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eddfe7e5 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eddfe7e5 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eee721fd | type |
Wall Jump | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eee721fd | comment |
Wall Jump: One of the more commonly-used wuxia, wire-fu tricks this series employs in the fight scenes. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eee721fd | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eee721fd | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_eee721fd | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f0089082 | type |
Early-Bird Cameo | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f0089082 | comment |
Early-Bird Cameo: Part of the Architect's room (some of the monitor screens) is seen as far back as near the beginning of the first movie, right before the Agents interrogate Neo. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f0089082 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f0089082 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f0089082 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f09d379 | type |
It's a Small Net After All | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f09d379 | comment |
It's a Small Net After All | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f09d379 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f09d379 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f09d379 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f2227354 | type |
Powers as Programs | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f2227354 | comment |
Powers as Programs: Anyone at any time can call Mission Control, ask for a program, and receive instant skills. When run, the programs give people the muscle memory and mental know-how required to perform the actions. In practice, the heroes can get a copy of a superpower. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f2227354 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f2227354 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f2227354 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f25b1ae6 | type |
Unskilled, but Strong | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f25b1ae6 | comment |
Unskilled, but Strong: Agents only use about three techniques, but compensate for it with superhuman strength and speed. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f25b1ae6 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f25b1ae6 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f25b1ae6 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f4158af7 | type |
Everybody Owns a Ford | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f4158af7 | comment |
Everybody Owns a Ford: General Motors was the vehicle provider, so the heroes nearly always drive high-end Cadillacs. Oldsmobiles and other GM makes fill out the background. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f4158af7 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f4158af7 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f4158af7 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f506d08c | type |
Broken Masquerade | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f506d08c | comment |
Broken Masquerade: The world is not real...not even this article you are reading right now. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f506d08c | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f506d08c | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f506d08c | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f511ea9b | type |
Product Placement | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f511ea9b | comment |
Product Placement: More obvious in the sequels, along with complementary commercials (who knew Agents could get distracted by HD TV?). The phones used in the sequels were provided by Samsung as part of an advertising scheme to sell the same phones to the public. In the first movie, all the cell phones are from Nokia and the label is often very visible. Dat Duracell Battery. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f511ea9b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f511ea9b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f511ea9b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f52ae5d8 | type |
Enemy Civil War | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f52ae5d8 | comment |
Enemy Civil War: There is a whole underworld of rogue programs, who are obsolete programs that chose to go into hiding in the Matrix rather than face deletion. One such program, the Merovingian, is something like the program version of a crimelord and holds a great deal of power and influence in the Matrix. And then of course there's Smith, who became an Omnicidal Maniac and attempted to destroy everything, man or Machine. He runs into an Agent at one point, and casually assimilates him. There isn't much Machines vs. rogues action seen on-screen, though there are a few glimpses here and there, most notably during the freeway chase in the second film. Morpheus and one of the Twins are at one point grappling each other to a stalemate when an Agent suddenly leaps onto the hood of the car and tears the roof off; they promptly drop everything and start shooting at him. It's kind funny to note this is a chase scene where the original pursuers end up getting blown up halfway through, and the rest of the scene involves a party that's chasing them for entirely separate reasons. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f52ae5d8 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f52ae5d8 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f52ae5d8 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f59bfc23 | type |
Motherly Scientist | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f59bfc23 | comment |
Motherly Scientist: Considering that Neo is a guinea pig, the Motherly Scientist role is occupied by the Oracle, who not only gives Neo advice, she also bakes cookies for him. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f59bfc23 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f59bfc23 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f59bfc23 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f5b093c9 | type |
Combat Parkour | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f5b093c9 | comment |
Combat Parkour: It used both this and Bullet Time. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f5b093c9 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f5b093c9 | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f5b093c9 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f604f64b | type |
Dude, She's Like, in a Coma! | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f604f64b | comment |
Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Trinity on Neo. Then reversed in the second film. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f604f64b | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f604f64b | featureConfidence |
1.0 | |
The Matrix (Franchise) | hasFeature |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f604f64b | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f651b980 | type |
Forbidden Zone | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f651b980 | comment |
Forbidden Zone: The Machine City, pretty much literally. | |
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_f651b980 | featureApplicability |
1.0 | |
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Insult Backfire: | |
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With Us or Against Us | |
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With Us or Against Us: Morpheus practically says this trope by name when training Neo in the Construct in the first film. Because Agents can move in and out of any software still hardwired into this system, "with us or against us" is literally true. Anyone the freedom fighters haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. Gets an Exact Words twist in the sequels; some Machines aren't inimical to humanity, and Agent Smith develops the ability to write over the minds of Rebels. | |
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Tell Me How You Fight | |
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Tell Me How You Fight: Though it's never commented on in-universe, the fighting styles of characters in The Matrix add another layer to the philosophy of the movie. Explained here. In short, humans tend to have more fluid, flashy or distinctive styles based on the character: contrast Morpheus' kung fu to Ballard's boxing. The Agents all use a generic karate-based style. Humans also use martial arts throws and wristlocks (Morpheus vs. Neo), wheras Agents simply grab-and-heave, which works due to their incredible strength. | |
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The Remnant | |
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The Remnant: The first inhabitants of Zion or the "original" one if you believe the Architect were comprised of U.N. soldiers who managed to elude capture and early escapees from the Matrix. | |
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You Have No Chance to Survive | |
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You Have No Chance to Survive: Smith. Repeatedly (see above). The Architect also informs Neo that the human race has no chance to survive (he calculated.) | |
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Cyber Punk | |
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Cyber Punk: The films share a Cyber Punk sense of style as well as the core themes of technology as a tool of control. | |
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Attack Drone | |
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Attack Drone: The Sentinels that patrol the real world and pursue rebel ships. | |
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Brick Joke | |
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Brick Joke / Continuity Nod: In the first movie, Mouse goes on a spiel about Tastee Wheat. In Revolutions, in the course of chasing the Trainman through the subway system, the parties involved pass a rather large wall advertisement for Tastee Wheat. Another one in the form of a black cat. In the first movie, Neo has a deja vu sighting of one, which is a sign that something in the Matrix has changed. At the end of the third film, there is another deja vu cat (or possibly the same one) and this one witnesses Sati revive when the Matrix reboots. | |
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Shown Their Work | |
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Shown Their Work: They made an entire separate DVD for the making-of the first film. | |
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