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The Matrix (Franchise)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })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_content_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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Lowered Monster Difficulty
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Lowered Monster Difficulty: 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."
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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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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2854b56d
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2a4222ff
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2bfb1856
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2ccdff6c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_2e3a46ba
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_316e9da2
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_31cd5fe7
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3298415e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32cb267a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_32da548d
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_334e48a1
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_34dd5f3
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_356b1efb
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_36e63b81
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_384986f4
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b0479f2
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b79029a
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0
type
Reality Warper
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0
comment
Reality Warper: Most of the heroes when they are in the Matrix — in terms of the Matrix's reality.
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3bbecc8b
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3c5ae1a1
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3d4d3dc9
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3ec468b8
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_403c6dbf
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_407d3e6d
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_411a35bd
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_420c50b7
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_447f9fa5
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45332ff5
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_45ad2569
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_46d619c4
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_470d3d7f
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4720744e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_48904622
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_49213a77
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4a852053
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4da6ac
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4e3b5209
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_4eef88b8
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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
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-0.3
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5028baf2
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_504a1991
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5105d2a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_525df529
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52b36340
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_52db461d
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5300b1de
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_53407671
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5526b660
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5541da8c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558245a7
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_558f5da6
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_55aa6875
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5791e14f
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_588d6b3e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5a0e88d8
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5aa9fe2a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5c1d5030
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5f261d88
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_5ff30573
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_60414102
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_62566e01
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_64dd304c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6563a3f2
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_659ef759
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6627695f
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_673ce90d
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_675056e4
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67d9d231
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_67e84a8e
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_680a5252
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a1a1f8a
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6a61050e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6b2b3b59
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6bda9a30
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6ef6417b
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_6f32887b
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 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_71a223fc
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7241785e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_740f59b4
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7464705c
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7c58fe32
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1.0
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_7f3be191
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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
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-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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80eb641c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_80ed013b
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_81c8dd41
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_823c6e3e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_82860842
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e
type
Frickin' Laser Beams
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8491d51e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_857d1626
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_86e12b9a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8712e4c9
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87b8f581
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87e661e8
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_87f13be4
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8879db82
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89631688
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_89b8822f
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8a4988bb
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8af25294
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8b1a664
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8dd4b19f
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e04fdd7
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e5c862
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8e8b130a
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_8ed601a6
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_906365a2
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_90965cc7
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_93c04c8a
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d
type
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d
comment
"You!" Squared
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_94edf56d
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_950bbfa7
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_970c790a
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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
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-1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9788e2b1
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_97d63115
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_98a67517
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_993cf18f
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1.0
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9981590a
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99be89b5
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_99e14f05
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a3c3d17
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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.
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a8e9926
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9a8e9926
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9aa3d869
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9b73b497
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9d17b859
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9eaf2be0
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_9f54fa62
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a1a1491e
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a66cffc3
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7850fbf
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a7defafd
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a8a04f6f
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_a939a527
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_adfd3165
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aebbc464
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_af9552ce
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_afd71b8a
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f
type
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_aff29d6f
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b0155044
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b1619b3c
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b38b6147
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b3dce477
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac
type
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b5ac90ac
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8dbe475
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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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
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-0.3
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b8fdf22a
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b905c10c
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_b9f472b
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb094e0a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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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
1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bb5126ec
featureConfidence
1.0
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bea43fc4
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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
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_bef696dd
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c0d598fe
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c13c9e38
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1b2c63f
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c1fffb62
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2c80ef
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c2d978fe
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c335b9ec
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3bc970f
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c3fc812d
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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
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1.0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c75df49a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c89824f7
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c8f98eb5
type
Ontological Mystery
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c8f98eb5
comment
Ontological Mystery
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c8f98eb5
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1.0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c8f98eb5
 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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c90f4021
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c98b7916
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_c9ca4e7f
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cb71c461
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc427069
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cc7c1044
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ce75a983
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_ceb7336a
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_cec142d6
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d01cffbc
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0447c7b
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d0b95b85
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d1d670cc
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d355ba37
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d35d77e0
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d50e7e13
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d57ead25
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d5de30dd
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d62dd556
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d6fce123
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d73f1bba
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d7b34c31
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_d8f3dc8
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_da15842d
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_daba1b82
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_dae5c997
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1.0
 The Matrix (Franchise)
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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.
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Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence
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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.
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Epiphanic Prison
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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.
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A God Am I
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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.
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Unnaturally Blue Lighting
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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.
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The Evils of Free Will
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The Evils of Free Will: Getting hunted by Agents.
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Robo Romance
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Rama-Kandra and his wife are two programs who actively love each other, culminating in "giving birth" to a new program, Sati.
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Hero Killer
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Hero Killer: The Agents and sentinels.
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Technicolor Death
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Technicolor Death: The explosive death/destruction of Agent Smith in The Matrix and all of the Smiths in Revolutions.
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Liberty Over Prosperity
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Liberty Over Prosperity: Everyone who lives outside of the Matrix has basically chosen freedom over comfort (or their ancestors did).
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Color Wash
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Color Wash: Like mentioned directly above, scenes set in the Matrix are tinted green and scenes set in the real world are tinted blue.
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Two Roads Before You
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Two Roads Before You: One per film.
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Not Quite Dead
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Not Quite Dead: Tank after Cypher shot him. Smith in the sequels.
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Ridiculously Human Robots
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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.
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A Glitch in the Matrix
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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.
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Expy
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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.
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Info Drop
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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.
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Transformation of the Possessed
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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.
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The Mole
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The Mole: Cypher in the first movie (via Deal with the Devil) Bane in the sequels (via Demonic Possession)
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Me's a Crowd
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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.
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Underground City
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Underground City: Zion.
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Wall Jump
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Wall Jump: One of the more commonly-used wuxia, wire-fu tricks this series employs in the fight scenes.
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Early-Bird Cameo
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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.
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It's a Small Net After All
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It's a Small Net After All
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Powers as Programs
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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.
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Unskilled, but Strong
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Unskilled, but Strong: Agents only use about three techniques, but compensate for it with superhuman strength and speed.
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Everybody Owns a Ford
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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.
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Broken Masquerade
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Broken Masquerade: The world is not real...not even this article you are reading right now.
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Product Placement
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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.
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Enemy Civil War
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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.
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Motherly Scientist
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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.
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Combat Parkour
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Combat Parkour: It used both this and Bullet Time.
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Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!
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Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Trinity on Neo. Then reversed in the second film.
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Forbidden Zone
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Forbidden Zone: The Machine City, pretty much literally.
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Insult Backfire
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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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Absurdly Spacious Sewer / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Adrenaline Time / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Aerith and Bob / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Anguished Declaration of Love / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Anti-Escapism Aesop / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Atmosphere Abuse / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Author Existence Failure / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Author Filibuster / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Badass Longcoat / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beneath the Earth / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blind Seer / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bloodless Carnage / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Body Surf / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bottomless Magazines / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boxed Set / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brain–Computer Interface / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bullet Dodges You / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Came Back Strong / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captain Crash / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Celebrity Endorsement / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Childhood Friends / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cold Ham / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color Wash / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat Breakdown / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conflict Killer / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contagious A.I. / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Lock-Out / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Shades / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creative Closing Credits / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creature-Hunter Organization / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Twins / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cyberpunk with a Chance of Rain / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Descriptiveville / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deus Exit Machina / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Digitized Hacker / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dissonant Serenity / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dog Pile of Doom / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dragon with an Agenda / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dramatic Gun Cock / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
DreamWorks Face / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driving Question / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dull Surprise / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Declaration of Love / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Early-Bird Cameo / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Emotion Eater / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Endless Corridor / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Civil War / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enlightenment Superpowers / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Epic Movie / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything Is Online / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Figure It Out Yourself / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Firing One-Handed / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flaming Sword / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flatline / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Free-Fall Fight / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gatling Good / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grand Inquisitor Scene / int_4a5e09f2
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grand Theft Me / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grandpa God / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grew Beyond Their Programming / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hard Work Hardly Works / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
He Also Did / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heroic Second Wind / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hire the Critic / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
How Dare You Die on Me! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Humanity Is Infectious / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Humans Are Smelly / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Implacable Man / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
In the Future, Humans Will Be One Race / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Intimidation Demonstration / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Invincible Hero / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Knowledge Broker / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Knuckle Cracking / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
LGBT Fanbase / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Last Bastion / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Leave Him to Me / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lemming Cops / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Little / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Loony Fan / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lotus-Eater Machine / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Magical Negro / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Malicious Misnaming / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Malignant Plot Tumor / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Man Versus Machine / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Masquerade / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mechanical Abomination / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mechanical Evolution / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Memetic Hand Gesture / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mentor Archetype / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Messianic Archetype / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mexican Standoff / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mook Promotion / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
More Dakka / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mortal Wound Reveal / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mr. Smith / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Neck Lift / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
No Such Thing as Bad Publicity / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Not Using the / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Omnicidal Maniac / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Polluted Wasteland / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Power Palms / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Pre Explosion Buildup / int_4a5e09f2
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Pre-emptive Declaration / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Prophecies Are Always Right / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Prophecy Twist / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Put Down Your Gun and Step Away / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rage Against the Mentor / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Reality Subtext / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Recruited from the Gutter / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Red and Black and Evil All Over / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Reincarnation / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Remote yet Vulnerable / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Removing the Earpiece / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Retroactive Recognition / int_f6a1016f
 Riff Trax Movies
seeAlso
The Matrix (Franchise)
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Robot War / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Roundhouse Kick / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Scavenger World / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Science Fantasy / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Screw Destiny / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Seasonal Rot / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Second Chapter Cliffhanger / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Send in the Clones / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sequel Escalation / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sequel in Another Medium / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sexbot / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sheathe Your Sword / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Shooting Superman / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Signature Song / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Single-Biome Planet / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Slow Electricity / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Soul Fragment / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Spanner in the Works / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Spent Shells Shower / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sssssnaketalk / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Starfish Robots / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Storming the Castle / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Story-Breaker Power / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Strangled by the Red String / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Straw Nihilist / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Suicide Mission / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Super Speed / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Super Window Jump / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Sword Limbo / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Telephone Teleport / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Alternet / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Character Died with Him / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Chooser of The One / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Chosen One / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Fatalist / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Future / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Joy of First Flight / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Most Dangerous Video Game / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Obi-Wan / int_4a5e09f2
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Omniscient / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Starscream / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Unchosen One / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
The Virus / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Theory of Narrative Causality / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
This Is a Drill / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
This Was His True Form / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Threat Backfire / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Took the Bad Film Seriously / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Transformation of the Possessed / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Turned Against Their Masters / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Two-Part Trilogy / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Unnecessarily Creepy Robot / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Unwitting Pawn / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Up, Up and Away! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Used Future / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Vasquez Always Dies / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
[Verb] This! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Vicious Cycle / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Villains Never Lie / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Wainscot Society / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Wall of Weapons / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Wall Run / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
We Will Meet Again / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Weirdness Censor / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs? / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
What Is This Thing You Call / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
When the Clock Strikes Twelve / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
With Us or Against Us / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Working Title / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
World War III / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Are Number 6 / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Cannot Kill an Idea / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Can't Fight Fate / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Have No Chance to Survive / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Rebel Scum! / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
You Won't Feel a Thing / int_f6a1016f
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Your Mind Makes It Real / int_f6a1016f
 Webcomic: Sinfest
seeAlso
The Matrix (Franchise)
 thematrix
sameAs
The Matrix (Franchise)
 The Matrix (Franchise)
hasFeature
Stoic Spectacles / int_f6a1016f