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Encyclopedia > Agents (The Matrix)
From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones
From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones

Agents are a group of characters in The Matrix series. They behave as anti-virus programs within the Matrix, a computer-generated world, guarding the Matrix from anyone or anything that could reveal it as a false reality. Agents also hunt down and terminate any rogue programs, such as The Keymaker, which no longer serve a purpose to the overall Machine collective. Image File history File links Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones; from The Matrix. ... Image File history File links Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones; from The Matrix. ... From www. ... The Matrix series consists of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions, all written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and set in the same universe. ... Anti-virus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software (malware). ... // A computer program or software program (usually abbreviated to a program) is a step-by-step list of instructions written for a particular computer architecture in a particular computer programming language. ... The Matrix is the setting for the Matrix trilogy. ... Randall Duk Kim as The Keymaker escaping with Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded Spoiler warning: In the movie The Matrix Reloaded, The Keymaker is a computer program taking the form of an older Asian man (portrayed by Randall Duk Kim) imprisoned by The Merovingian. ...


Agents wear business suits, sunglasses, and a communication earpiece to inform them of any disturbances within the system. These features are copied from the attire for plainclothes agents of the United States Secret Service, which investigates computer fraud in the US. Matrix agents carry Magnum Research/Israeli Military Industries Desert Eagle handguns chambered for the extremely powerful .50AE (Action Express) round in shoulder holsters that are concealed beneath their suits. In addition to proficiency in firearms, all Agents are masters of the martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. Suits from the 1937 Chicago Woolen Mills catalog A suit, also known as a business suit or lounge suit, comprises a collection of matching clothing consisting of: a coat (commonly known as a jacket) a waistcoat (optional) (USA vest) for men, a pair of trousers (USA pants), or for women... Brown sunglasses Dark sunglasses Sunglasses are a visual aid, variously termed spectacles or glasses, which feature lenses that are coloured or darkened to screen out strong light from the eyes. ... Headphones (also known as earphones, stereophones, headsets, or the slang term cans) are a pair of transducers that receive an electrical signal from a media player or receiver and use speakers placed in close proximity to the ears (hence the name earphone) to convert the signal into audible sound waves. ... The United States Secret Service is a United States federal government law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (prior to the founding of that department in 2003, it was under the United States Department of the Treasury). ... Mark I Desert Eagle Drawings from patent 4,619,184 showing the Desert Eagles gas operated mechanism The Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated pistol that is manufactured in Israel by IMI (Israeli Military Industries) for Magnum Research, Inc. ... For the coin, see pistole For the part of a flower, see pistil. ... An assortment of modern firearms using fixed ammunition, including military assult rifles, a sporting shotgun (fourth from bottom), and a tactical shotgun (third from bottom). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


Like Zion infiltrators, Agents are aware of the artificial nature of the Matrix and thus have the ability to bend its physical rules, such as being able to leap abnormally long distances. Agents also possess additional superhuman abilities due to their nature as computer programs. They can briefly move at speeds fast enough to dodge bullets from a gun, at least in most circumstances; a point-blank shot will hit its mark, and they can't dodge rapid-fire such as that from a Gatling gun. Agents also have superhuman strength; they can tear a car's roof off with one hand, and also generate enough power in their punches and kicks to punch through solid concrete. Agents also seem significantly less fazed by punches and kicks than a normal human being would be, although a sufficiently strong attack to a vital body area can still stagger them. A superhuman is something exceeding normal human standards. ... The Gatling gun was the first successful rapid-repeating fire arm. ... Placing a concrete floor for a commercial building Installing rebar in a floor during a concrete pour In construction, concrete is a composite building material made from the combination of aggregate and cement binder. ...


Agents do not seem to have bodies of their own in the Matrix; instead they gain physical form by taking over humans in pods directly connected to the Matrix (Zion rebels broadcasting from hovercrafts are not susceptible to possession). When this host has served its purpose, they can possess someone else (leaving the person somewhat disoriented, as demonstrated in one of the Matrix comics [1]). Even if the host is killed, they can simply transfer themselves into another body to continue their attack. Among people working on virtual reality and cyberspace interfaces, an avatar (sometimes AV or av) is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality. ...


All these abilities make Agents extremely dangerous opponents and it is impossible to permanently eliminate them. All Zion hovercraft crewmembers know that upon encountering one they should simply run away and try to escape not only from the Agent but from all nearby humans who could be potential hosts. According to Morpheus, every human that had stood their ground against an Agent in the time before Neo was freed from the Matrix was killed or captured. This was true for Morpheus and Neo in the first movie of the trilogy. Once Neo could harness his abilities as the One, Agents posed no threat to him, and he could defeat a triad of Agents with ease. Morpheus has been fortunate enough to stand against two Agents during the trilogy and live to tell the tale. Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus as he styled himself inside the Matrix Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Neo is the name of the central fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...

From left to right: Agents Jackson, Johnson, and Thompson

The Agents use very plain, common, usually Anglo-Saxon names to avoid drawing attention to themselves. In The Matrix, Agents Smith, Brown, and Jones appeared; Jackson, Johnson and Thompson, three new (and larger in physical build) Agents with upgraded abilities, including being able to actually block minimum blows from Neo along with faster speeds and enhanced strength, were introduced in The Matrix Reloaded. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x540, 267 KB)Agents Thompson, Johnson, and Jackson; from The Matrix Reloaded. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x540, 267 KB)Agents Thompson, Johnson, and Jackson; from The Matrix Reloaded. ... The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


A rogue Agent can be a very dangerous program. When Smith is destroyed by Neo at the end of The Matrix, his programming instructs him to return to the Source, the Machine mainframe computer, to be destroyed or stored. However, because of Neo's attack, something changes in Smith that allowed him to defy his programming. The change in Smith also disconnects him from the system, setting him "free" from his duties, in effect. Smith's programming also takes on some of Neo's abilities as The One, such as the ability to withstand dramatic damage. However, since Smith is not in truth a complete autonomous being with the ability to choose a new purpose for himself, Smith becomes sociopathic. The rogue Smith begins to behave like a virus himself, making copy after copy of himself using humans and other programs in the Matrix, all of them with one purpose based on his old Agent programming, which was now corrupted: destroy Neo. No one, not even other Agents, were immune to his attacks. The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents. ...


The Agents live on in the online multiplayer game, The Matrix Online. With the brokered peace created by Neo at the end of The Matrix Revolutions, Agents are no longer programmed to kill redpills on sight, but guard various areas of the Matrix from the increased activity created by these visitors. The Matrix Online (MxO) is a MMORPG developed by Monolith Productions. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: Redpill is a term that describes a human that has been freed from the Matrix, a computer-generated world set at the end of the 20th Century. ...


The Animatrix story World Record featured a different style of Agent wearing full-length trenchcoats instead of the usual dark suit. The Animatrix is a collection of nine CG and anime short films set in the world of The Matrix, partly written by the Wachowski brothers. ... World Record is an animated short film in The Animatrix series set in the fictional universe of The Matrix. ...

The Matrix series: The Matrix | The Matrix Reloaded | The Matrix Revolutions
The Animatrix Final Flight of the Osiris | The Second Renaissance | Kid's Story | Program | World Record | Beyond | A Detective Story | Matriculated
Games Enter the Matrix | The Matrix Online | The Matrix: Path of Neo
Main characters Neo | Trinity | Morpheus | Smith | Agents | Oracle
Secondary characters Apoc | Architect | Bane | Cas | Cypher | Dozer | Ghost | Kamala | Keymaker | Kid | Link | Lock | Merovingian | Mouse | Niobe | Persephone | Rama Kandra | Sati | Seraph | Sparks | Switch | Tank | Trainman | Twins
Cast and crew Wachowski brothers | Keanu Reeves | Laurence Fishburne | Carrie-Anne Moss | Hugo Weaving | John Gaeta | Geof Darrow
Ships in Zion's fleet Brahma | Caduceus | Gnosis | Icarus | Logos | Mjolnir (Hammer) | Nebuchadnezzar | Novalis | Osiris | Vigilant | Other ships
Other topics The Matrix character names | Matrix (fictional universe) | Original Soundtrack | The Matrix Revisited | The Ultimate Matrix Collection
Related articles Bullet time | Cyberpunk | Digitalism | Martial arts film | Messiahs in fiction and fantasy | Virtual reality

 
 

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