Best explination of "The Matrix" ever. Possible spoilers/repost

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  1. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    The Matrix Reloaded - Explained...

    Zion is a program, just like the Matrix. How is Neo able to figure out that
    he is able to stop the sentinels in Zion near the end of the film? The
    spoon given to him earlier. It had obviously been bent loads, but how
    outside the Matrix?? This gave Neo the inspiration and the understanding
    that Zion is still a matrix.

    The One explained
    "The One" is a program, but has to be "attached" to someone in the Matrix.
    So Mr. Anderson got it in the 6th version of the Matrix. Then "The One"
    program's purpose is to allow Zion to be destroyed then to rebuild it. The
    reason for this is because of anomalies - the 1% of humans that don't
    accept the Matrix. These are all brought out of the Matrix program and into
    the Zion program by the "Morpheus" program and other similar "ship captain"
    programs. Then once all the anomalies are out of the Matrix (and in Zion),
    that is the time for Zion to be destroyed, thus killing all the anomalies
    off. The Matrix is then upgraded, thus creating the next version of the
    Matrix, but Zion must be rebuilt so that the next lot of anomalies can be
    brought out again so that they can be destroyed. This is the feedback-loop,
    and is the reason to retain a handful of people so that Zion can be
    So this is why Neo said the prophecy was a lie - the One's purpose was not
    to end the war as the prophecy stated.
    Unfortunately, "The One" program must be re-used each time, or copied, so
    it can be "attached" to a new anomaly inside the Matrix. So what happens to
    the old "The One" program? It faces deletion, and as the Oracle explained,
    it goes into exile instead, just like the French bloke (the Merovingian)
    He was the first One (probably from the second version of the Matrix), and
    once he fulfilled his duty, he became an exile program and "abdicated" his
    "Oneness" by choosing Persephone and power. This is evident in the bogs
    when Persephone asks Neo to kiss her. She says she wants him to kiss her so
    she can feel what it is like again to be kissed by something close to human,
    just like the Merovingian used to be. Then she says to Trinity that she
    envies her, but that these things are not meant to last. So the Merovingian
    used to be just like Neo - a One - thus proving further the feedback-loop
    explained earlier.

    The correct door in the Architect's room
    Now there are two possibilities here:
    1. All the previous One's chose the right door allowing a "temporary
    dissemination" of their code into the Matrix (i.e., the code they "carry"
    thus indicating Neo is indeed human), then he must select (unplug) 23
    people from the Matrix to rebuild Zion. This takes away the possibility
    that stories from previous rebuilds of Zion will be carried through. But
    Morpheus indicated in the first Matrix that this is the case anyway. He
    "there was a man born inside, able to change things, it was he who freed the
    first of us," - basically the One previous to Neo. And this proves that the
    previous One chose the right door also. Neo's purpose is also to choose the
    right door, but he does not because he faces deletion afterwards and has
    the choice of going into exile - programs choosing to go into exile is the
    one thing that can't be accounted for in program parameters. Thus, he
    chooses the left door instead this time. How was Neo able to choose the
    door? Because of his extreme willpower? - Even the Architect indicated that
    he'd noticed this - "Interesting. That was quicker than the others." Or more
    likely, because the Oracle upgraded his coding with the candy on the park
    bench. The candy/cookie was a method to change the One's program. She said
    he has made a believer out of her - this is quite human-like and perhaps
    the previous One's didn't accept the upgrade candy, now she has hope... hope
    that Neo will finally choose the other door.

    2. All the previous One's chose the left door, saving Trinity and letting
    Zion fall. So this time is no different. But the Architect does say, "You
    are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant
    terminated, its entire existence eradicated," and also, "this will be the
    sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient
    at it," - assuming the Architect isn't lying, then they have already
    destroyed Zion (i.e., Zion has fallen) five times - i.e., the result of
    going through the left door.

    Morpheus and Trinity are programs.
    Morpheus's purpose was to find the One and deliver him to the Architect.
    Trinity's purpose is to control the One by getting in love with him.
    Trinityis supposed to be the mother of the new One every time the Matrix is
    Reloaded. That's why the sex scene was so important and why she was named

    The Architect says, "she is going to die, and there is nothing that you can
    do to stop it." He was correct though because she did die just like Neo did
    in the first Matrix (Oracle said he or Morpheus would, and she didn't lie,
    but he came back to life). Trinity dies, but comes back to life (we are
    using medical definition of death in all this of course!).

    The Architect has already laid down an ultimatum for Neo choosing the left
    The Architect - "Failure to comply with this process will result in a
    cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the matrix, which
    coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the
    extinction of the entire human race."

    Neo - "You won't let it happen, you can't. You need human beings to

    The Architect - "There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept.
    However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the
    responsibility for the death of every human being in this world."

    Looking at this further, the Architect does say "coupled" with the
    extermination of Zion will the human race be exterminated. So he says
    everyone connected to the Matrix will die, but if Zion is not exterminated,
    the human race will not necessarily die. Also, there is likely to be a
    time-window between not going through the right door, and the cataclysmic
    crash, thus allowing Neo to unplug as many as possible from the Matrix,
    then those people won't die. This will be the start of the next Zion. As
    for the Matrix, a cataclysmic crash doesn't mean the end of the Matrix -
    just needs rebooting or reloading!

    Agent Smith explained
    Agent Smith is the only "human" in this world. He's the one spreading
    himself like a virus replicating himself over and over until the Matrix
    will finally get overloaded and fail. Smith is the one who wants to get out
    of the Matrix for good. He said so in the first Matrix, "I must get out of
    here, I must get free! And in this mind, is the key," squeezing Morpheus's
    temples, "my key! Once Zion is destroyed, there is no need for me to be
    Smith knows that by killing Neo he can escape the Matrix because Neo is the
    key to resetting the Matrix, or to shut it off. It was originally killing
    Neo (in the first Matrix) that allowed Smith to become powerful (cloning
    ability) - so killing Neo again will allow him to gain Neo's powers
    completely, and thus gain the power to shut down the Matrix.
    So where the hell did Smith come from if he wants to destroy the Matrix?
    He's obviously not meant to be there - he's a computer virus as he has
    every characteristic of a virus - he multiplies and spreads and infects
    (and emulates) other programs like one. He is exactly as he described humans
    at the end of the first Matrix - "You move to an area and you multiply and
    multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can
    survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this
    planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus."
    But who put him there? This will only be revealed in Revolutions
    (Revelations?) I guess - but I'm betting on humans in the real real world,
    i.e., outside of Zion and the Matrix. They're at war with the machines and
    trying to destroy them by infecting them with this virus - Agent Smith. So
    the irony with this theory is that Agent Smith represents the human race!!
    Neo represents the machines! Agent Smith says to Neo just after he's seen
    the Oracle that he became free when Neo destroyed him in the first Matrix
    (remember when Neo entered his body and exploded him from inside out) - as
    a virus, Smith has the ability to "inherit" other programs' abilities and
    thus inherited some of Neo's.

    The anomaly explained
    The anomaly is all the humans that do not accept the Matrix. The Architect
    says "Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation
    inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an
    anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate
    from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains
    a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a
    measure of control." This includes Neo, but Neo's Matrix avatar is attached
    with the One program so that he can follow his purpose as explained earlier
    under "The One explained". However, he is also supposed to protect himself
    and destroy anything that gets in his way - i.e., Agent Smith - so that he
    fulfil his purpose.
    Further proving Neo - and other non-accepters of the Matrix - are the
    anomaly, the Architect says, "Your life is the sum of a remainder of an
    unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix." The clue
    here is Neo's program name - "The One". Take one-third for example. 1 over
    3 is 0.33333 recurring. A computer cannot deal with recurring numbers, so
    must accept a limit, let's say 0.33333 for argument's sake. Multiply by 3,
    you get 0.99999 - never 1.00000, where has the "remainder" 0.00001 (One)
    This is the limitation of computers, this is the mathematical imprecision
    inherent in programming (of the Matrix) and the eventuality of the One
    anomaly unable to be eliminated.

    What is the equation then?
    Not sure, but it definitely involves pi. The Keymaker refers to the window
    of time to open the door to the mainframe as 314 seconds. 3.14 is pi to
    three sig. figs., or the number of radians in half a circle. Half a circle
    is like the cross-section of a womb, similar to the alcove of Neo and
    Trinity's love scene - conceiving the next One? "NEO", incidently, is an
    anagram of "ONE". Trinity and Neo - one on one; a choice - one or one.
    Leads us to 101. "101" is mentioned numerous times in Matrix 1 and Reloaded.

    Neo's room at the beginning, Merovingian is on the 101st floor, the 101
    freeway of the car chase in Reloaded, then when Trinity is hacking into the
    power plant system, she resets the password to Z10N0101. Freaky. Indicates
    that she is a program because that's not some random password she's put in.
    101 is binary for 5, which in zero-based binary counting: 000 is 1, 001, is
    010 is 3, 011 is 4, 100 is 5, 101 is 6 - And this is the 6th version of the
    Matrix! Then there's 303. 303 is the room Neo got shot in Matrix 1, the
    lives in room 303, it's also the hotel room number Trinity is in in Matrix 1
    and it's seen at the end when Neo fights the Agents and Smith and begins to
    literally see the code that makes up the Matrix. 101 x 3 = 303, a trilogy,
    3 + 0 + 3 = 6 = the 6th Matrix. Trinity means 3.

    Who is the "mother" that the Architect refers to?
    The Architect says, "Please," in an almost disapproving sense when Neo
    suggests the Oracle, but does not reveal who it really is or even directly
    that Neo is wrong. The architect was the one who created the Matrix; the
    co-creator is neither Persephone nor the Oracle. Both of them are only
    programs that have a purpose in the matrix, just like the rest. The
    Architect is in charge of the Matrix world and the co-creator is in charge
    of Zion. She has almost the same age as the Architect. Therefore, that
    woman is the Head Counsellor, the only woman of importance that lives in
    and the one who asked for the two captains to volunteer at the council
    She's the one who knew all along about the Matrix. She was the one who told
    Zion's Defence Minister to cool off and to let Morpheus do his work so
    things could go as planned. Or alternatively, it could indeed be the Oracle.
    She is the only program that truly wants humans to have a free choice... at
    same time, she sees the future, because she knows the program code - she is
    God - which is why Seraph protects her - see "Who is Seraph?" below.

    What's so special about Neo's avatar?
    Neo is a skilled hacker, and his avatar in the Matrix is based on the
    personthat founded the AI of the original machines that eventually took over
    world... How? Take a look at the disc he gave to the bloke at the door at
    the beginning of Matrix 1. It said "DISC AI" on it. The hollowed book Neo
    takes the disc out of is "Simulacra and Simulation" - a collection of
    essays by the French postmodernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard. He opens it
    the section "on Nihilism" (meaning nothing is truly known, etc.).
    "Baudrillard's concept of simulation is the creation of the real through
    or 'mythological' models which have no connection or origin in reality. The
    model becomes the determinant of our perception of reality--the real." And
    Morpheus says, "Welcome to the desert of the real," in Matrix 1. I'd say
    this book describes The Matrix to a tee. So this disc contains the key to
    the AI, and thus how to destroy the machines, so I think they'll use this
    info in Revolutions to ultimately destroy the machines, which means he'll
    have to go back to the nightclub and find the guy he gave it to.

    Who is Seraph?
    The reason Seraph (the chink guy Neo meets before meeting the Oracle) had
    golden code and was so spectacular is that he came from the first
    incarnation of the matrix, which was heaven. "Seraph" is singular for the
    plural "seraphim". The seraphim are the highest choir of angels and
    included amongst others: Lucifer, Gabriele, Raziel and Malaciah, and they
    on the 8th level of Heaven just one below God. So Seraph will obviously have
    a big
    part in Revolutions, but whose side will he be on - the machines or the
    humans?? That is the question.

    The Twins
    They are exiled programs that emulate the human myth of ghosts as the
    Oracle explained. They are programs behaving badly. Persephone killed one of
    Merovingian's bodyguards with a silver bullet because he was emulating a
    werewolf. So if the Twins could phase into ghost form, why didn't he when
    his arm was trapped in the door of the garage? Was it because he was
    wounded or because he can't phase when his arm is trapped? No of course not.
    doors of that building, when shut, always led somewhere else (usually in
    the mountains) when opened again without the Keymaker's key. So if it were
    slammed shut due to the Twin phasing into ghost form, the Twin's arm
    would've ended up god knows where, but certainly not attached to the Twin's
  2. Sanguine

    Sanguine Leave me alone.

    Oct 6, 2001
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    none of that makes the movie any less terrible.
  3. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

    Jan 22, 2001
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    and somebody has WAY to much time on his hands.
  4. BLoG

    BLoG Willing to discuss potato salad

    Oct 12, 2001
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    I was wondering about why the spoon was in the "real world"

    What was up with that :squint:
  5. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

    Dec 21, 2001
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    that is all anything is about the movie until we see the 3rd one.
  6. Mr. Bryan

    Mr. Bryan Seriously.

    Aug 6, 2001
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    I read it all :o
  7. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

    Jun 2, 2001
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    I like that shit :cool:
  8. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

    Jul 1, 2003
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    Injured Reserve
  9. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo The People's Moderator Super Moderator

    Jun 1, 2001
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    I like reading this stuff because it'll further cloud my judgement of what is actually going to happen in the 3rd one :o I'm not watching a single trailer for the next fucking movie :mad:
  10. fixxxer2k

    fixxxer2k Guest

    :rofl: So very true.

    On a side note: I almost need a nap after reading that damn thing
  11. Urinal Mint

    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

    Jun 15, 2001
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    Cool read. It's a shame if the story is this complicated though :rofl:
  12. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

    Jul 15, 2002
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    that guy analyzed it WAY too much. and did it incorrectly, as well.

    btw, anyone notice him calling Seraph a "chink"??
  13. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

    Jun 2, 2001
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    roofles yeah I really did laught out loud when I read that. here this guy is sounding all intelligent, then he just busts yout with "yeah you know that one chink" fucking unbelievable.
  14. Then.. Again..

    Then.. Again.. OT Supporter

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    Damn that is a good ass explanation, especially on the one about the door possibilites and the equation.. good work :)
  15. TankRizzo

    TankRizzo The People's Moderator Super Moderator

    Jun 1, 2001
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    :werd: :ugh:
  16. BLoG

    BLoG Willing to discuss potato salad

    Oct 12, 2001
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    I forsee some confused aggies :(
  17. Brujo

    Brujo New Member

    Jun 13, 2003
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    I only read parts....and i think i like this explanation makes more sense...


    Cliffnotes: Theyre all robots fighting each other (Zion v. Matrix) in the matrix...the matrix extends to zion as well... If you watched Renaissance part I &II (Animatrix) will understand this idea better (Note: Read the whole theory, its kinda long, but worth the read)
  18. EdgeCat

    EdgeCat Guest

    Most detailed, absolutely. Most accurate... Who knows. He presents some feasible ideas, though. :)
  19. IMJ

    IMJ The Bitch

    Jun 29, 2001
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    I read most of that....

  20. Pro Street

    Pro Street New Member

    Oct 12, 2002
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    Northern VA/Fucking Middle East
  21. Dimka.m

    Dimka.m Czar

    Jun 10, 2001
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    well this explanation makes a lot of sense... can't wait to see how it's going to play out :)
  22. AndyB

    AndyB I love you baby Kaitlyn and Dad

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Auburn, Mexifornia
  23. GrassHopper

    GrassHopper Happiest motherf***er you're EVER gonna meet OT Supporter

    Jan 3, 2001
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    Some charity BS for knocked-up teen
    That was a long read....but I liked it.
  24. TotalEclipse

    TotalEclipse Guest

    :cool: Except the "chink" comment kind of takes away from the impressiveness.
  25. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2001
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    me too..

    good stuff..

    It explains a lot to me, since I didn't have a fucking clue what that movie meant.

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