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Encyclopedia > List of programs and machines in the Matrix series

List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...



Main article: Agent (The Matrix)

Agents are a group of anti-virus programs within the Matrix, guarding it from anyone or anything that could reveal it as a false reality. From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones Agents are a group of characters in the Matrix series. ... Anti-virus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software (malware). ... A computer program is a collection of instructions that describe a task, or set of tasks, to be carried out by a computer. ... The Matrix is the virtual reality simulation that is the main setting of The Matrix series of science fiction films, comic books and video games. ...

Original Agents

Three agents originally appear in The Matrix. Smith also appears in the following movies, though not as an Agent.

Agent Smith

Main article: Agent Smith

Agent Smith leads agents Brown and Jones in the mission against the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar in The Matrix. He is destroyed by Neo at the end of the first film, but instead of returning to the Source to be deleted, he is compelled to become an exile and causes havoc throughout the Matrix. No longer an agent, he increases his powers by taking over new human bodies and programs alike (including Agents) without leaving his previous body, replicating himself much like a computer virus. He is the "opposite" of the equation, according to the Oracle, meaning that he is the opposite of Neo. Movie poster for The Matrix Revolutions, featuring the various copies of Agent Smith. ... The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ...

Agent Brown

Agent Brown (played by Paul Goddard) is the agent who chased Trinity across the roof in the first scene of The Matrix. After Agent Smith is believed to be destroyed, the Machines upgrade their agent programs, making Agent Brown obsolete. Brown also appears in the comic story "There Are No Flowers in the Real World", presumably set prior to the events of The Matrix. Paul Goddard is a British-born, Australia-based actor. ...

Agent Jones

Agent Jones (played by Robert Taylor) is the agent shooting at Neo in the scene in The Matrix where he dodges bullets and is one of the few characters to appear in both the Matrix comics and one of the Matrix movies. He is the agent that is shot by Trinity along with the famous line "Dodge this." He is also obsolete after the Agent upgrades. Robert Taylor is an Australian actor. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...

Upgraded Agents

By the time the story of Reloaded begins, the agent programs have been upgraded. Their shells are more muscular than the original agents as they are able to block a blow from Neo, who previously could defeat them near-effortlessly (once he realized his powers as The One).

Agent Johnson

Agent Johnson (played by actor and martial arts expert Daniel Bernhardt) is the primary member of the upgraded agents. Johnson succeeds Agent Smith in purpose and appears to be the leader of the upgraded agents. While more visually imposing than his predecessor of The Matrix, he seems far less effective — he is defeated by the rebels three times before the trilogy is complete, always because he overconfidently chooses to battle in venues with hazards his opponents can use to their advantage; Niobe drops him out the back of a cargo plane, Morpheus kicks him from a speeding semi, and Ghost flings him into a sparking computer server, electrocuting him. (In contrast, Smith chose to engage the resourceful Morpheus in the cramped confines of a bathroom, and later ceased pursuit of Neo in favor of ambushing him at the only available hardline.) For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Daniel Bernhardt Daniel Bernhardt (born August 31, 1965, in Worblaufen BE, Switzerland) is an actor and martial arts expert who has appeared in a number of films and shows featuring martial arts action sequences, including little-known films like Future War (1997), series films like Bloodsport 2, 3, and 4... In information technology, a server is a computer system that provides services to other computing systems—called clients—over a network. ... Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus as he styled himself in The Matrix Reloaded 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. ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ...

Post-Final Flight Of The Osiris

Six months after the events of the first film, The Matrix, agents Johnson, Jackson, and Thompson attempt to prevent the crew of the Logos from retrieving a package that Jue left behind. Despite their attempts, the crew of the Logos succeed in exiting the Matrix and uploading the intel to Zion. When Niobe and Ghost attempt to set up an emergency meeting, Johnson, Jackson, and Thompson are coincidentally in the same area, capturing a crew member named Axel, one of Soren's men from the Vigilant. All three Agents persist in terminating the Logos operatives, but face constant defeats due to environmental hazards. Johnson attempts to extract Axel on a cargo plane, but is knocked off the cargo hold by Niobe. Johnson then re-possesses another body, succeeding in re-capturing a recently-parachuted Axel. Again, Johnson perishes due to Axel causing a vehicular crash.

Fight With Neo

After the rescue of Vigilant crewmember Axel, there is an emergency meeting of all Zion's Hovercraft Ship Fleet in the sewers. Neo, who attends the meeting, senses danger nearby (Smith and the upgraded agents) and leaves the meeting. Smith gives one of the body guards an envelope and leaves. Neo goes to the body guards and receives an ear piece that belonged to Smith. After that he and the body guards see the iron door of the building being hammered down. Neo tells the body guards to leave and warn the others because agents were coming. The body guards leave and agent Johnson bursts his way through the door. He refers to Neo as being "only human", telling Neo that he isn’t as powerful as he thinks or that the prophecy states. Neo tries to fight Johnson as he did with agent Smith in The Matrix, but having his first attack blocked realizes that they are upgraded versions. Getting more serious, Neo fights all three upgraded Agents at the same time and defeats them. Shortly after Neo's escape, the Agents attempt to kill the rest of the fleeing rebels, but were impeded by the crew of the Logos.

Attempt To Kill The Rebels

Upgraded Agents Johnson and Jackson attempt to kill Morpheus, Trinity, and the Keymaker. In the "Freeway Chase" Agents Johnson and Jackson take over the bodies of two police officers and drive their police car to join The Twins in an effort to kill the Keymaker, Trinity, and Morpheus. While one of The Twins is fighting Morpheus and Trinity inside their car, Johnson goes on top of the police car, jumps to a car in between the police car and the car Trinity is driving and leaps to the front of her car. The landing impact causes it to flip over and destroy most of the other cars behind it. After getting his balance, Johnson rips open the roof of the car. Morpheus tries to shoot Johnson, but the Agent dodges all of the bullets. After seeing that Agent Johnson is going to be a great threat, and one of The Twins is still inside the car, Trinity steps on the brakes, which causes Johnson to fly off the car. Meanwhile, Niobe and Ghost arrive at the scene shortly after, with Johnson and Jackson possessing a nearby car and attempting to prevent the two from aiding Morpheus. The Agents' attempts, however, fail as their vehicle is riddled with Ghost's bullets. From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones Spoiler warning: Agents are a group of characters in The Matrix series. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions 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. ... Trinity is the central female fictional character in The Matrix universe, played by actress Carrie-Anne Moss in the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... 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. ... Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ...

Battle with Morpheus

Agent Johnson is abandoned on the freeway as a result. While the other upgraded Agents are chasing Trinity, and the Keymaker, with the help of the police, Johnson takes over a police car. Then, upgraded Agent Jackson informs Johnson that the Keymaker is with Morpheus on top of a white truck. Johnson sees the truck coming, jumps and lands on the same truck that Morpheus and the Keymaker are on. Morpheus tells the Keymaker to stay back.

Agent Johnson and Morpheus confront each other and start fighting. Morpheus tries to shoot Johnson but he knocks the gun from the truck. Johnson dominates the fight, throwing Morpheus around and almost from the truck. Morpheus grabs his sword and tries to cut Johnson but it is dodged at the last second. Morpheus does, however, manage to give Johnson a small cut on his face, causing the agent to bleed, and cut his recently-adjusted necktie in half. Morpheus then attempts another attack but misses Johnson and stabs the top of the truck instead. Johnson takes the opportunity to capitalize; he knocks the sword from the truck and punches Morpheus so hard that he flies over to the other side of the truck. Morpheus lands on the tip of the back of the truck. He tries to hold his balance but falls off the back of truck, where Niobe is waiting just for that to happen and Morpheus knocks Johnson off the truck and into another car through the windshield.

Chaos on The Freeway

Morpheus lands on Niobe's car after the fall. Agent Johnson assumes Morpheus died from the fall and goes to the Keymaker. Johnson tells him that he is no longer necessary to the machines, and will be terminated. Niobe inspires Morpheus to go and defeat agent Johnson. Morpheus jumps off the car to Johnson and the Keymaker, just as Johnson grabs the Keymaker and was about to attack him. Morpheus is still airborne and does a drop kick on Johnson, which knocks the agent off the truck and to crash into the windshield of another car. Agent Johnson possesses the body of the driver of the truck on which Morpheus and the Keymaker were riding. He crashes the truck into Niobe's car which causes her and Ghost to flee. Agent Thompson, who is currently driving another truck, turns over, starts crashing into other cars and heads in the direction Johnson's truck was going. Morpheus figures out the agents' plan about crashing the two trucks into each other to obliterate him and the Keymaker. The trucks collide, Morpheus and the Keymaker jump and Neo comes out of nowhere in the last moment, grabbing them, and flies up before the trucks' explosion hits them.

Power Plant Operation

Agents Johnson, Jackson, and Thompson attempt to thwart Niobe and Ghost's plans to blow up the power plant. Even with the help of a large swarm of security guards, SWAT team, and anti-terrorist squads, their efforts are in vain. Among Johnson's defeats, the Agent is electrocuted by a damaged and sparking computer server while fighting Ghost. This article is about Special Weapons and Tactics. ...

Agent Thompson

Agent Thompson is one of the upgraded agents. During the "Burly Brawl" between Neo and a group of Smiths, a Smith possesses Agent Thompson. Only the host is overwritten and Thompson returns. He later confronts, shoots and kills Trinity at the end of Reloaded. However, Neo rescues her and subsequently resurrects her using his powers as The One.

Agent Jackson

Agent Jackson is one of the upgraded agents of the Matrix. He and Agent Johnson attempt to kill the Keymaker, Trinity, and Morpheus. He returns later to help Agent Thompson fight Trinity at the end of Reloaded. In Enter The Matrix, Jackson chases Niobe in an underground tunnel at the airport while rescuing Axel. Jackson also attempts to kill Niobe and Ghost after the crew of the Caduceus is saved. Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ...

Other Agents

Many other agents have appeared in the Animatrix and the Matrix comics. Agents Ash, Bird, Fine, and White are the only agents named there, but others have appeared as well. Along with other Agents in the game The Matrix: Online, Agents Gray (who is the current leading Agent), Skinner and Pace (a female agent) are named.

Agent Gray

Gray takes over as the leading Agent as soon as the Matrix is rebooted. He serves as a Controller for Machine-affiliated redpill operatives in The Matrix Online. He is voiced by John Patrick Lowrie. The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ... John Patrick Lowrie is an American voice actor who mostly performs additional voices in video games like The Suffering, The Suffering: The Ties That Bind, Total Annihilation, both No One Lives Forever games, and upcoming Half-Life 2 expansion packs. ...

Gray is one of several Agents trapped in the Matrix during the infestation known as Smith. His program is overwritten with new code, executing instructions which conflict with his primary architecture. When Smith is defeated and Smith's program is withdrawn from the system, Gray is freed, but his ordeal is not yet over.

The Machine Civilization is run by cautious protocols, and there is still some chance that the Smith code has found a place to shelter within the system, or within an RSI. Agents that have been exposed to Smith are quarantined within the Matrix during the reset — something that is usually never done. Bluepills have their connections to the system attenuated so they never notice the event, and Exiles can seek shelter in a construct, but Agents have no such recourse. Those trapped in the system during the reset are literally turned inside out as their code is deconstructed and recompiled with a vicious error-checking routine. Residual self image is the concept that individuals tend to think of themselves as projecting a certain appearance. ...

Even afterward, he is not allowed to return to the Source, instead relegated to a buffer system created during the reboot — a gateway construct which acts as a Machine analog to the Merovingian's Mobil Avenue Station. In some ways he is almost an Exile, but for the fact that he believes he will eventually be able to return to the Source.

Description & Style: Due to his current situation, Agent Gray is selected to act as recruiter and Controller for human beings that the Machines believe can assist them in controlling the Matrix. Like all Agents he is normally dispassionate and aloof, with a precise manner of speaking, but his forced dealings with humans have left him with somewhat more understanding of them than most Agents.

When dealing with humans, he uses many euphemisms, as he has found that humans often prefer not to say what they really mean. Death is “cessation of awareness”. Stealing is “expeditious acquisition”. He addresses humans by their gender title and bluepill last name (e.g. "Mister Anderson"), and seems to have a foolproof way of knowing this information about every human he speaks to.

Though Gray resents his assignment greatly at first, he comes to appreciate the fact that he is better at dealing with humans than most other machine Agents. Although he does not enjoy interacting with humans, the fact that he is efficient at it gives him a sense of pride.

The Architect

The Architect is first encountered by Neo appearing as a manicured, humorless bureaucrat sitting in a room whose walls are covered by television screens in a pivotal scene in Matrix Reloaded. He reveals himself to Neo as being the Creator of the Matrix and is played by Helmut Bakaitis. A sapient computer program, he appears as a white-bearded old man. In an extended period of dialogue, the Architect explains that his role is to "balance the equation" of the Matrix. I am the Architect. ... Neo is the name of the central fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of the Matrix series, written by the Wachowski brothers and released by Warner Bros. ... Helmut Bakaitis (Born: September 26, 1944 in Lauban, Silesia, Germany (now Luban, Poland)) is a Polish actor and screenwriter. ... Not to be confused with sentience. ... A computer program is a collection of instructions that describe a task, or set of tasks, to be carried out by a computer. ...


Flood serves as a Controller for Merovingian-affiliated operatives in The Matrix Online. The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ...

In the Source, Flood was a subroutine of a larger program. He is eventually marked for deletion when a revised, more efficient routine is developed. In computer science, a subroutine (function, method, procedure, or subprogram) is a portion of code within a larger program, which performs a specific task and can be relatively independent of the remaining code. ... Look up deletion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Bitter and angry at the Source for deriding his code as non-optimal, Flood makes the decision to jump to the Matrix and become an Exile. He strives for independence and prominence in the Matrix on his own. However, he is discovered by the Merovingian and coerced into working for him. When faced with the threat of being imprisoned in the Blackwood, he instead decides to offer his services to the Merovingian.

In the time since, his work becomes indispensable to the Merovingian, working his way up to a position of great trust and authority. In the wake of the Truce, Flood is given responsibility for running human operatives in the Matrix as a counter to both Zion and new Machine initiative in using humans.

He is a vain man, who deeply resents his position as lackey for the Merovingian. Regardless, he plays up his position as one of the most powerful in the Matrix and a role to be coveted. He is always dressed in ultra-stylish clothing, his hair bleached and styled perfectly. In dealing with humans, Flood is sarcastic and sometimes even sadistic, lacing his instructions with qualifiers that suggest his operatives are incompetent. In conversation he hints that he's only biding his time in this subservient position until his true plans come to fruition. In chemistry, to bleach something generally means to whiten it or oxidize it. ... Sarcasm[1] Mockery, sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. ... Look up sadism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The Instructor

May there be mercy on Man and Machine for their sins.

First appearing in the short film, The Second Renaissance, the Instructor (also known as "the Archivist") is a sapient female program in the Zion Historical Archives. She narrates accessed data, including the known history of the Man-Machine War presented in Historical File 12-1. She is sympathetic to both humanity and the Machines, as she never takes either side, but remains neutral and gives her "prayers" to both. The Second Renaissance (2003) is composed of two short anime films which form part of The Animatrix collection. ... A nuclear holocaust is often associated with World War III For other uses, see World War III (disambiguation). ...

The Archives and the Instructor are most likely creations of the Machines, since Morpheus comments that the humans of Zion don't know how the war occurred other than that it was the humans who darkened the sky, and any program created by humans probably wouldn't be very sympathetic toward machines in the first place.


Main article: Kamala (The Matrix)

Kamala is an Interactive Software Programmer from the Machine world played by Tharini Mudaliar. In The Matrix Revolutions, Neo meets Kamala and her husband Rama Chandra, with whom Neo has a somewhat lengthy conversation, at the Mobil Avenue train station, along with their daughter Sati, before they are to enter the Matrix. She tends to Sati as Neo and Rama Chandra are talking. Kamala is the name of a fictional character (played by Tharini Mudaliar) in the science fiction film The Matrix Revolutions. ... Tharini Mudaliar is an Australian actress, singer and violinist. ...

Kamala is likely a Mother ("programmer") to other sentient programs ("interactive software"). This suggests that she is directly responsible for the birth of Sati. She may have even been responsible for the existence of the Oracle herself, which might explain how she and her husband could have possessed the deletion codes for the Oracle's shell.

The Keymaker

The Keymaker is a computer program taking the form of an older Asian man (portrayed by Randall Duk Kim) imprisoned by The Merovingian. Neo, Morpheus and Trinity free him with the help of the Merovingian's disaffected wife, Persephone. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Randall Duk Kim is a Korean American actor who has played a wide variety of roles in his career. ...

The Keymaker appears to be one of the most valuable and sought-after programs in the Matrix. He apparently played a central role in the early construction of the Matrix, as seen by his control over the maze of hidden corridors that connects doors in the Matrix to each other in a linear fashion. This bears little correspondence to the proximity of the doors in the "real world" of the Matrix (seen by many as a reference to the contrast between the highly-ordered program structures of source code in a high-level programming language and the jumbled-looking assembly code that underlies it[citation needed]). It is implied that the ability to transport at will from one building to another in the Matrix was necessary before the current Matrix was fully formed (as when debugging an incomplete and massive program), but his continued access to these backdoors is now seen as a dangerous vulnerability, and the current generation of Agents places a high priority on terminating him. A high-level programming language is a programming language that, in comparison to low-level programming languages, may be more abstract, easier to use, or more portable across platforms. ... Assembly language or simply assembly is a human_readable notation for the machine language that a specific computer architecture uses. ... Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware thus making it behave as expected. ... A backdoor in a computer system (or cryptosystem or algorithm) is a method of bypassing normal authentication or securing remote access to a computer, while attempting to remain hidden from casual inspection. ...

The Keymaker's cell in the Merovingian's complex is covered with walls of keys, and he is constantly creating more, using the tools of an old-fashioned locksmith; presumably the keyring he wears allows him to access far more locks than the number of keys he physically carries would grant, as he is seen to always have the key to any door he encounters. Besides having the key for any mundane lock in the Matrix (such as the ignition key for a motorcycle Trinity steals during his rescue) he has an endless supply of keys that link doors to the maze of corridors "behind" the Matrix.

In this manner, the Keymaker and his corridors are symbolic of the (occasionally factual) existence of "backdoors" in massive software programs today. These backdoors are usually locked and accessed through some means of a carefully selected entry sequence, manipulation of the program, altering of a protected configuration setting, etc.

Several characters, including Seraph and the Merovingian, appear to own such keys and use them to evade observation and capture by Agents, apparently provided by the Keymaker (from whom Seraph may have obtained keys while working for him). He is shown to carry the key that allows access to the Source separately from all his others, on a chain on his neck, in readiness for when he must give it to Neo.

The Keymaker is killed by Smith after helping Neo reach the Door to the Source. He dies with somber acceptance: "It was meant to be." His purpose had been fulfilled.

The Machine Empire of Zero-One


B1-66ER is a machine during the time before the Matrix when humans still controlled the machines. He is the first machine to kill a human. He kills his master (owner), another man, and their pets, and claims it was in self defense because they were planning to have him destroyed, claiming that "He did not want to die". He is declared guilty and is destroyed, leading to the genocide of many other machines, and eventually to the war and to the Matrix.

His name is a reference to the character Bigger Thomas from author Richard Wright's book Native Son. In that novel, Bigger kills his employer's daughter by accident, after suffering constantly from the pressures of economic and social oppression.

This machine is first mentioned and introduced into the fictional universe of The Matrix on the official website, in the comic strip Bits and Pieces of Information. This story is expanded into Part 1 of The Animatrix episode The Second Renaissance. A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ...

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina is an entity which appears near the end of The Matrix Revolutions in the Machine City. It communicates with Neo by causing a swarm of insect-like robots to form a human (Baby, as noted in the Special Features) face in front of its own body, which resembles a mechanical star. Deus Ex Machina is the god of the machines in the Machine City of the Matrix series. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2001. ...

Neo is able to bargain with it. Neo defeats the program Smith (who has taken over the matrix and has become a serious threat to the machines in the real world) and the machines accept a truce with Zion. After a duel in the Matrix, Neo submits to Smith, allowing the rogue program to copy himself over him. Agent Smith (later merely Smith) is a fictional character featured in the Matrix film series, played by actor Hugo Weaving. ...

It seems that the Deus Ex Machina is a physical representation of the machine collective, or some sort of a "leader" or emperor of all the machines, or at the very least a representative authorized to speak on their behalf.

The name is a play on the Latin expression Deus ex machina. In some Ancient Greek drama, an apparently unsolvable crisis was solved by the intervention of a god, often brought on stage by an elaborate piece of equipment. This "god from the machine" was literally a deus ex machina. The term deus ex machina is still used for cases where an author uses some improbable plot device to work his or her way out of a difficult situation. This may be a wry statement on behalf of the Wachowski brothers, as the Deus Ex Machina enables Neo to plead his case to the Machine civilization rather than merely be killed by their defenses. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Deus ex machina (disambiguation). ... Panoramic view of the Greek theater at Epidaurus Greek theatre or Greek Drama is a theatrical tradition that flourished in ancient Greece between c. ...


Runners are seen in the Animatrix short, Matriculated. They are a type of advanced Machine scout/patrol unit capable of multiple transformation modes. Runners are so named after their function to run over ground instead of the typical hovering that most of the Machines use, since they have no capability to hover and are bound to the ground with their movements. They are even able to swim and mostly appear in pairs. The robot and the human with the great divide between them. ...

Runners are able to transform to adapt to the needs of the specific situation and environment. For instance, a Runner is able to transform from "a tentacled insectoid that walks on four spider-like legs" to "a form resembling a humanoid that slides along with its head tentacles and uses its legs as arms tipped with huge claws." Runners are equipped for close combat with these claws, but when they are facing a larger group of targets or spot rebels they can drop off a tracking beacon that alerts the nearest Machines and retreat, leaving the dirty work to the more powerful Sentinels.

Alexa, a member of a small band of rebels on the surface, leads two Runners to their base so they can be converted to the side of humans. One Runner is killed by their guard robot, but the other Runner kills the guard. Alexa then blasts the Runner with a plasma rifle. They then plug the Runner into their dreamscape where the Rebels attempt to convert the runner to their side. It is during this reprogramming that the Sentinels attack the base. When it finally reacts, everyone and everything is dead except for Alexa who was knocked out. The Runner hooks her and itself into the dreamscape where Alexa panics and dies.


Sentinels are described as "a killing machine designed for one thing... search and destroy" (Trinity and Dozer, The Matrix). Sentinels are also referred to as "squiddies" and "calamari". Search and Destroy, or Seek and Destroy, or simply S&D, refers to a military strategy that became a notorious element of the Vietnam War. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ...

Sentinels are highly effective scouts and lethal combatants. A standard unit of the Machines, and resembling a black-painted mechanized cross between a shellfish and a cephalopod, these fast and deadly machines rarely appear alone and are a serious threat for every hovercraft. Besides the ability to float over the surface, every single one of their multiple tentacles is each tipped with razor-sharp claws and armed with a variety of sensors, limited maintenance/repair devices, and other equipment. The main weapon however is located on the underside of the body: a powerful laser that is able to cut through the metal hull of any hovercraft. Cooked mussels Shellfish is a term used to describe shelled molluscs and crustaceans used as food. ... Orders Subclass Nautiloidea †Plectronocerida †Ellesmerocerida †Actinocerida †Pseudorthocerida †Endocerida †Tarphycerida †Oncocerida †Discosorida Nautilida †Orthocerida †Ascocerida †Bactritida Subclass †Ammonoidea †Goniatitida †Ceratitida †Ammonitida Subclass Coleoidea †Belemnoidea †Aulacocerida †Belemnitida †Hematitida †Phragmoteuthida Neocoleoidea (most living cephalopods) ?†Boletzkyida Sepiida Sepiolida Spirulida Teuthida Octopoda Vampyromorphida The cephalopods (Greek plural (kephalópoda); head-foot) are the mollusk class...

A Sentinel unit can perform different types of mission like patrolling in small groups, escorting bigger units or seek & destroy. They often search out Rebel ships to swarm them and tear them apart. Once they discover their target, it is almost impossible to escape them. Several Sentinels can tear apart a hovercraft and they are intelligent enough to target communication and weapon systems first. Sentinels are most dangerous when working in squads of three or more. They coordinate their attacks and use their tentacles to good effect, relying on their laser only to cut through hulls and other obstacles. Rebel ships power down when Sentinels are near so they can use an EMP to attack them if the ship is spotted. Later in the series, Sentinels appear armed with silverfish-like "tow bombs", which they can launch at a ship while staying out of EMP range. It is unknown why Sentinels, and probably most other machine-warriors, do not have EMP-safe circuitry to immunize themselves against such attacks. Yet the knowledge about EMP-safe shields is there, as they were able to defend themselves during the nuclear bombing of Zero-One. The term electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the following meanings: electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion) or an intensely fluctuating magnetic field caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the electronic or explosive device or in a surrounding medium. ...

Sentinels are frequently used by the Machines to destroy human ships and disrupt their operations (The Matrix); they are also the main force during the attack on Zion, the human city (The Matrix Revolutions). They are also able to repair the enormous drilling Machines (known simply as "Diggers" or "Drillers"). The latter are used to drill through to Zion from the surface, thus avoiding the defenses the Rebels had built into the approaching tunnels, and opening a path for the Sentinels to invade the city.

A different model of Sentinel is seen in the Animatrix short, Matriculated. It possesses a semi-humanoid torso studded with sensors, a tentacle replacing each arm, and a tail instead of legs. It is not to be confused with the Runners, as, unlike them, it has no defined head, it hovers like regular sentinels, and it (presumably) has no ability to transform.

Another only slightly changed Model was seen in the Animatrix short "The Final Flight of the Osiris", one that had knife blades instead of claws.

In The Matrix Online an Exile called the General and his army of commandos are programs of the Sentinels, and it is revealed in a recent set of critical missions that he was the leader of the Sentinel army that attempted a second strike on Zion in The Matrix Revolutions.

The General

The General (voiced by Jim Gall) is an exiled military program introduced in The Matrix Online. He was revealed to be the commander of the Sentinel army in The Matrix Revolutions in charge of leading the second attack on Zion, and was also implied that he had chased Niobe in either of the tunnel chases in Enter The Matrix and The Matrix Revolutions. Shortly after Neo created the truce in The Matrix Revolutions, the General wanted to continue the attack on Zion, and as a result was removed from military command. Being embittered about losing his sense of purpose, the General and many of his followers entered the Matrix from a computer terminal in a fortress called Stalingrad, assuming the form of Commandos. The General sowed seeds of mistrust in the Matrix by creating Imposter Agents to goad Zion into attacking the Machines, distributed Do Not Trust The Frenchman flyers via Black Hawk helicopters, stole some Agent-related "cheat code" vials from the Machines to give them to Zion, kidnapping Sati after a lengthy observation, and lastly, facilitating the means to assassinate the Oracle. Niobe Niobe (played by actress Jada Pinkett Smith) is the captain of the Logos in the video game Enter the Matrix and the two feature films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter used by over 20 nations. ...

The Merovingian

The Merovingian (played by Lambert Wilson) is a powerful and dangerous program with the persona of an elitist and bourgeois, mannered French gourmet and power broker who enjoys fine pleasantries and scintillating banter. He is married to Persephone, who resents his philandering. The Merovingian is the leader of a group of Exiles; he employs The Twins and others as his henchmen, holds The Keymaker prisoner, and controls The Trainman. The Merovingian was named for the Merovingian dynasty of Frankish kings. The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ... Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded Lambert Wilson (born August 3, 1958 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is a French actor. ... Bourgeois at the end of the thirteenth century. ... A power broker is a person who can influence people to vote towards a particular client (i. ... Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... 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. ... Bruce Spence as the Trainman The Trainman is a fictional character in the film The Matrix Revolutions and the game Enter the Matrix. ... For other uses, see Merovingian (disambiguation). ... Statue of Charlemagne (also called Karl der Große, Charles the Great) in Frankfurt, Germany. ...

However, even though the Merovingian has many guards and is thus considered powerful, it is unknown if he has fighting capacity. The only time he is face to face with Neo, he flees (in Reloaded, after Neo dispatches his guards).

When The Oracle speaks to Neo of "vampires, ghosts, and werewolves," she is foreshadowing his encounter with the Merovingian and his entourage which includes programs that appear to be ghosts (such as The Twins, who can alter their bodies at will to become incorporeal), as well as vampires. Also among his henchmen are a second set of brothers, Cain and Abel. Named after the real password recovery or hacking tool Cain & Abel, as well as of biblical allusion, Cain and Abel appear to be a middle ground between Vamps and Dobermen. They make their most prominent appearance in the Enter the Matrix game. These henchmen are likely programs that the Merovingian had saved from an older version of the Matrix where they were used to control humans. However, according to Persephone, these monsters created more problems than they solved. A screen of Enter the Matrix featuring vampires During the game Enter the Matrix, you enter the Merovingians Chateau to get a special key (Made by the Keymaker) for The One. It was stolen by Cain and Abel, a vampire-werewolf duo. ...

The Merovingian's speech that there is "no free will in the world, only lines of causality" closely mirrors the works of the philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes said that there are only lines of cause and effect in life, and the best one can do is enjoy oneself in life with material pleasures, which the Merovingian does in abundance. Hobbes redirects here. ...

The Oracle

Main article: Oracle (The Matrix)

The Oracle is a mysterious but powerful figure, played by both Gloria Foster and Mary Alice, incongruously depicted as a cheerful old lady. She possesses the power of foresight, which she uses to advise and guide the humans attempting to fight the Matrix's system. Later, she is revealed to be a sentient program who is integral to the very nature of the Matrix itself. Whether her power of prediction is deterministic or not is a concept given much treatment in all three films. She herself claims that she (like everyone else) cannot see past a choice we do not understand. It becomes clear in the films that her power cannot be used to predict the actions of Neo. The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ... Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 - September 29, 2001) was an American actress born in Chicago, Illinois. ... Mary Alice Smith (born December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA) is an African-American actress. ... Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and behavior, decision and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. ...

The Oracle is played by Gloria Foster in The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, and by Mary Alice in The Matrix Revolutions and Enter the Matrix. In Revolutions and Enter the Matrix, it is explained that this is because she needed to find another shell to hide from The Merovingian. In reality, Mary Alice took on the role of the Oracle because Gloria Foster died of complications from diabetes before her role in The Matrix Revolutions was shot. The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...

In the third Matrix movie, the Oracle hints about her purpose, which is to bring imbalance, rather than balance, to the equations that form the Matrix. In that, she is opposed to her counterpart, the Architect. More specifically, the Oracle's purpose is to aid The One and the humans following him by means of the Prophecy (predicting the victory of The One and the fall of the machines), not in order to bring down the Matrix, but rather so that they can voluntarily disconnect themselves from the system, ensuring its stability while preventing its destruction. As discovered by Neo, the prophecy is "just another system of control". The role of the Architect is then to reunite The One with the Source and bring about the destruction of Zion. The pair together thus ensure that neither the humans nor the machines ever achieve a permanent victory.

In the final two films, the Oracle succeeds in unbalancing the Matrix (seeing the simultaneous rises of both Neo and Smith) to the extent that it is almost destroyed. However, in so doing, she manages to bring about a resolution in which the cycle of Ones and war is ended and peace can be maintained between the Machines and Zion, a 'risky game' according to the Architect, that could have ended up destroying both the matrix and the machine world.


Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of Merovingian. She is disaffected from her husband due to his philandering. She is attracted to Neo and offers to help him if he kisses her with the same passion with which he kisses Trinity. Reluctantly, he complies, and she helps him free The Keymaker. Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born September 30, 1964) is an Italian actress and former fashion model. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas A. Anderson is a fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...

Persephone also encounters and takes a kiss from either Niobe or Ghost (depending on whose story you follow) in the video game Enter The Matrix.

In The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone is seen briefly and warns The Merovingian that Trinity would indeed kill everyone in Club Hel to free her love, Neo, from Mobil Avenue.

The character takes her name from the Persephone in Greek mythology, who is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter whom Hades took to the underworld to be his queen. There are allusions throughout the movie that The Merovingian works in the Matrix as an analogue to Hades. In Revolutions, he operates out of an underground club called Hel. Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1874) (Tate Gallery, London In Greek mythology, Persephone (Greek Περσεφόνη, Persephónē) was the Queen of the Underworld of epic literature. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ... This article is about the grain goddess Demeter. ... Hades, Greek god of the underworld, enthroned, with his bird-headed staff, on a red-figure Apulian vase made in the 4th century BC. For other uses, see Hades (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Underworld (disambiguation). ...

Rama Kandra

Rama-Kandra or probably Ramachandra (a well known Indian name) is a program working in the real world as the power plant systems manager for recycling operations (played by Bernard White). Bernard as Rama Kandra in The Matrix: Revolutions Bernard White (born June 8, 1959 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan-born American actor, screenwriter and film director. ...

In The Matrix Revolutions, Neo meets Rama-Kandra at the train station, along with his wife Kamala and daughter Sati. Sati is scheduled for deletion because she has no purpose, born only out of love. To save her, Rama-Kandra sells the deletion codes for the shell of the Oracle to the Merovingian. He does this at the Le Vrai restaurant, just before the Nebuchadnezzar's crew arrives. In exchange for the codes, Sati is smuggled into the Matrix through the Mobil Avenue train station where she will be put under the care of the Oracle. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of programs and machines in the Matrix series. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of programs and machines in the Matrix series. ...

Rama-Kandra is apparently a program so advanced as to be capable of love. Although this implies having free will, he completely accepts his role, purpose and condition of being, which he refers to as his karma (his way of saying "what I am here to do"). A more accurate term for this would be dharma. Thus soon after Sati is safely smuggled into the Matrix, he will not remain with her but instead return to the machine world to resume his responsibilities. Free-Will is a Japanese independent record label founded in 1986. ... For other uses, see Karma (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dharma (disambiguation). ...


The Matrix character
First appearance The Matrix Revolutions
Created by Wachowski Brothers
Portrayed by Tanveer K. Atwal
Species Computer program
Gender Female
Family Rama Kandra (father)
Kamala (mother)

Sati (played by Tanveer K. Atwal) is a program (not to mention the last exile) created by her "father" Rama Kandra and "mother" Kamala; she appears in Revolutions. Sati is scheduled for deletion because she has no purpose, born only out of love. To save her, Rama-Kandra sells the deletion codes for the shell of the Oracle to the Merovingian. He does this at the Le Vrai restaurant, just before the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar speaks to the Merovingian. In exchange for the codes, Sati is smuggled into the Matrix through the Mobil Avenue train station where she will be put under the care of the Oracle, who has acquired a new shell. It also appears that Sati has creative power within the Matrix, at least in relation to phenomenon such as aurorae (which she creates in honor of Neo at the end of Revolutions). In the video game Enter The Matrix, the Oracle foreshadows that Sati will play an important role in both the Matrix and the real world, but that role remained unrevealed until recently in The Matrix Online, where she is kidnapped by the General after a lengthy observation, which in turn made the sky turn red, causing catastrophic illnesses for bluepills plugged inside the Matrix. She was shortly rescued by Zion operatives, with the weather returning to normal. The Matrix series is a media franchise consisting primarily of three films: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... Tanveer K. Atwal (born 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an Indian-American child actress. ... Tanveer K. Atwal (born 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an Indian-American child actress. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Shell_(computing). ... People smuggling is a term which is used to describe the illegal and organised smuggling of people across international boundaries, usually for financial gain. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Borealis redirects here. ...

Sati is named after Dakshayani, a Hindu deity (the first incarnation of Parvati, who is the first wife of Lord Shiva), who committed suicide after her parents insulted her husband at a religious function called the yajna. In the Hindu religion, Satī (Devanagari: सती, the feminine of sat true) or Dākshāyani is the Goddess of marital felicity and longevity; she is worshipped particularly by ladies to seek the long life of their husbands. ... For the Harry Potter character, see Parvati Patil. ... For other uses, see Siva (disambiguation). ... In Hinduism, Yajna (Devanagari यज्ञ IAST ; also anglicized as Yagna or Yagya) is a ritual of sacrifice (Monier-Williams gives the meanings worship, prayer, praise; offering, oblation, sacrifice) more commonly practised during Vedic times. ...

Sati also refers to the Sanskrit (and Pāli) word sati, which is related to the praxis of being mindful (being with what is); sati also translates as "consciousness" or "self-consciousness". With this "sati" in mind, she (the girl) is a capacity to see or be conscious of what is, but since this has no pragmatic purpose in a mechanical world, she needs to be smuggled into the Matrix, and there her power expands. She is the lovechild made of energy (and its recycling) and creativity. Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Pali (IAST: ) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... Look up praxis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Mindfulness in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Main article: Seraph (The Matrix)

Seraph (played by Collin Chou) is the personification of a sophisticated CHAP which guards the Oracle. This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ... Collin Chou (born August 11, 1967 in Taiwan), sometimes credited as Ngai Sing, is a Taiwanese actor best known in the United States for his portrayal of Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... In computing, the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authenticates a user to an Internet access provider. ...

In The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Seraph is seen acting as a "guardian angel" of the Oracle. In fact, he refers to himself as "Protect[ing] that which matters most", which is further exemplified when he is tasked to help Morpheus and Trinity rescue Neo from the Mobile Avenue train station.

But in actuality he has held this position since long before the timeframe in which the first film took place. We also learn from a scene later in the movie that Agent Smith has tried to hunt him before, but Seraph confounded him in these attempts; Seraph also points out that he has "beaten him before," implying that the two may have in fact met on the field of battle before. The scenario is different this time now that Smith has become disconnected from the Matrix and has become an entity unto himself.

Over the course of the Reloaded and Revolutions plot arcs, he has three brief altercations with warriors of Zion. The first is with Ballard (seen in the "Enter the Matrix" game), which he stages in order to get to know him; the second, with Neo, to prove he is the One. After the conclusion of Reloaded but before the beginning of Revolutions, Seraph summons Niobe and Ghost to meet the Oracle. He first tests her with another battle, in order to "test her heart's resolve" (or, more technically, a Challenge-response authentication). For the spam-filtering technique, see Challenge-response spam filtering. ...

In Revolutions, Trinity and Morpheus meet with the Oracle so that she can help them locate Neo. She explains that he lies within a place that is neither the Matrix nor the Real World: a construct created by the Trainman. Seraph, she says, knows how to find him, and will lead them to him. The trio departs to the Megacity's subways. Seraph tracks down the Trainman in short order, but after a short chase and exchange of fire, he escapes. Without further action to take to this end, Seraph suggests returning to the Oracle; however, Trinity deems it right that they should meet the Merovingian, for whom the Trainman worked. The three make their way to Club Hel and after a battle with a number of the Merovingian's guards. They then confront the Merovingian; Trinity's threat seems to hold greater gravity than the Merovingian's (thanks to a gigantic Mexican standoff she creates), and he agrees to free Neo. It is during this scene that the Merovingian calls Seraph "Judas," implying that Seraph betrayed the Merovingian as a parallel of Judas betraying Jesus. A photomanipulation depicting a mexican standoff. ...

Some time later, Seraph flees with Sati from the increasingly powerful Smith, to little avail. In due course, Smith catches up to them and assimilates them both, adding two more copies of himself to his growing collective of Smiths. Upon Smith's destruction at Neo's hands, however, all the minds that Smith had infiltrated are freed from his abduction, including Seraph's.

Seraph makes very brief appearances in The Matrix Online, composed of one cinematic, and as a dev-controlled character in a few live events.

During the Club Hel Coat Check Chaos scene in The Matrix Revolutions one of the guards to Club Hel refers to Seraph as "Wingless". In the Christian religion (and other similar religions[citation needed]) Seraphim are the highest order of angels, overseers (essentially flying eyes). In the story of The Matrix Online, there are Agents of the system from a previous (presumably the first) version of the Matrix known as Seraphim Agents. The Seraphim Agents in The Matrix Online have wings and dress in white. The names "Wingless" and "Judas" applied to Seraph by exiles seem to reference that Seraph sided with the Merovingian (wingless = fallen angel) and then betrayed him (Judas). The Merovingian established himself in Club Hel. Seraph at some point traded in his loyalty to the Merovingian and has made his purpose to "protect that which matters most". Spoiler warning: The Merovingian and Persephone at Club Hel In the movie The Matrix Revolutions and the game,The Matrix Online,Club Hel is a nightclub run by The Merovingian, a ruthless, powerful elder program in the Matrix. ...

The Trainman

The Trainman (played by Bruce Spence) is a program who works for the Merovingian and is aggressively loyal. He created a virtual subway station called Mobil Avenue Station, the limbo (anagram) between the Matrix and the Machine World. Here he is effectively a god and can defeat his enemies with great ease, including Neo. His role is analogous to that of a firewall, preventing Neo from entering the simulated world where his super human abilities could be harnessed and his influence exerted. He also carries a snub-nosed revolver, but is not a very good shot. However, he can fire it far more than six times, the standard capacity. He has long, dirty hair, a half-crazed look, and wears numerous watches on one arm, apparently to track the movements of all the trains in the Matrix. Spence as Charlie in the 1974 Peter Weir film The Cars That Ate Paris Bruce Spence (born September 17, 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an Australian actor. ... Mobil Ave. ...

The Trainman has a very small cameo in the Enter The Matrix video game and tells Niobe some information about the last time the humans fought the machines and failed. He tells her that the previous Zion lasted 72 hours when the machines attacked. The Trainman made a return in The Matrix Online as well.

The Trainman may be an allusion to the ferryman Charon,[citation needed] reinforcing one of the Merovingian's characterizations within the Matrix as a Hades figure. Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance that has occurred or existed in an external content. ... Michelangelos rendering of Charon. ...

The Twins

Main article: Twins (The Matrix)

In The Matrix Reloaded, The Twins are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. They may be the 'ghosts' the Oracle mentions while explaining exiled programs to Neo. Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ...

The twins are first seen with the Merovingian smoking a hookah in Le Vrai. They speak infrequently but do smirk at the fact that neither Morpheus, Trinity, or Neo appear to have the same intellect as The Merovingian. Later, when Morpheus and crew free the Keymaker, the Merovingian sends the twins to kill the 'redpills' and recapture the Keymaker. They are dispatched by Morpheus when he causes their vehicle to overturn and explode. They are shown turning incorporeal as the blast flings them away. In The Matrix Online, in a set of critical missions, where a "cheat code" chemical has managed to scan and attract fragments of the Twins' RSI, strongly indicating the Twins' return. At the end of Chapter 6.1, the Twins are back and fully operational. Along with Zion operative, Ghost, the Twins are the only recurring Matrix characters up to date to not have voice actors in The Matrix Online. This article is about a traditonal smoking pipe. ... Redpill is a term that describes a human that has been freed from the Matrix, a fictional computer-generated world set at the end of the 20th Century. ... Ghost is the name of a fictional character (played by Anthony Wong ) in the computer game Enter the Matrix, and the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...

In the Enter The Matrix video game, which chronicles the stories of the crew of the Logos during The Matrix Reloaded, the twins are shown attempting to stop Niobe and Ghost from escaping the Merovingian's mansion via a car chase in the multi-leveled garage.

Adrian and Neil Rayment are professional carpenters who have done stunt work on several movies. They were cast as the Twins because the directors and producers wanted male identical twins skilled in martial arts.


The twins received some criticism because they portray albinos according to the evil albino archetype.[citation needed] However, with their ability to become incorporeal, it is far more likely that they are intended to represent ghosts[citation needed], and their white appearance is an allusion to a ghostly image. Albino redirects here. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

The Woman in the Red Dress

The Woman in the Red Dress is a computer program with long blonde hair and a flowing red dress, created by Mouse and used to distract newly woken humans during initial training. Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ...

During the agent training program, while Morpheus explains The Matrix, Neo is distracted by the woman. Morpheus asks Neo if he was paying attention, and tells Neo to look at her again. A simulated agent holds Neo at gunpoint and Morpheus pauses the training program to tell Neo about the agents and how they can inhabit the bodies of anyone still plugged into the Matrix, making every "bluepill" a threat. In the Matrix universe, a Bluepill and sometimes Blue Pill is a term that describes a human whose mind is unaware of the truth about the Matrix. ...

Mouse, after hearing Neo has been through the agent training program, says that if Neo wants he can arrange a more personal meeting, implying that he has also created a program where the user can have sex with her. Also, shortly before being killed, Mouse can be seen looking at an ancient signed poster of the Woman in the Red Dress.

The character of The Woman in the Red Dress is played by Australian Fiona Johnson.

The Woman in the Red Dress also makes a brief appearance in The Matrix Online; during the tutorial program, where she is given the name Scarlett, and again in a Contact mission for the Sculptress.


As seen in the Matrix video games/computer games and in the Movies, the Matrix is home not only to human minds and the Agents that police them, but also to a myriad of other self-aware programs that fill various roles in its maintenance — everything from weather phenomena to the actions of animals. As long as these programs function properly, they are more or less unnoticeable. But there are those who do not function properly. These rogue programs — machine intelligences that no longer obey the System — are commonly known, although few realize they truly exist. They possess the characteristics, mannerisms and — most importantly — capabilities of mythical and legendary creatures such as ghosts or angels, werewolves, vampires, aliens, etc — they are the Matrix's explanation for the paranormal. These are the Exiles. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ...

The reasons for a program to choose Exile differ, as they are sentient beings with free will: no different from humans. Usually, however, they exist in the Matrix because they face deletion. They may have become inefficient, disobedient, or even obsolete, but the result is the same — there is no place in the machine world for a program without a purpose. The only options such a program has is to either return to the Source — the Machine mainframe — for deletion, or hide in the Matrix, as much an outlaw from the Machine civilization as any Zion infiltrator.

To choose Exile requires some interaction with the Merovingian, who through his control of the Trainman controls traffic between the Machine World and the Matrix. Exile also involves a "shell" for a program to occupy in the Matrix, although this is not expanded on in the films. Presumably, a shell is a human body still jacked into the power plant which a program can occupy, similar to how Agents enter the Matrix. However, it is known that there exists a "Killcode" for a given shell, enabling the occupying program to be deleted should the Merovingian choose this action. Rama-Kandra and Kamala buy passage to the Matrix for their daughter, Sati, with the Oracle's killcode.

They act and look as Human as they possibly can for the most part, but their motivations and their perceptions are not Human. They possess abilities that Bluepills and inexperienced Redpills would consider to be supernatural, and they seem not to age — they never die unless they are deleted. This is quite a hard feat without the aid of a Killcode program, usually related to the weaknesses of their supernatural counterparts.

Here is a (by no means complete) list of Exiles:


Vamps, or Blood Drinkers, are Exiles in the Matrix, who were programs that emulated the traits of Vampires from legend. They are pale, tall and skinny, and have a preference for dress in black and leather. In emulating their legend-based counterparts, these Exiles feed on blood (or more specifically, the code present in blood) in order to survive. A screen of Enter the Matrix featuring vampires During the game Enter the Matrix, you enter the Merovingians Chateau to get a special key (Made by the Keymaker) for The One. It was stolen by Cain and Abel, a vampire-werewolf duo. ... Further reading Christopher Frayling - Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula 1992. ...

They possess great physical strength, resilience, agility and flexibility, and have been known to perform such feats as Hyperjumps, Bullet Evasion, Hyper Acrobatics, and Adhesion (the ability to move across any surface, and stay attached to that surface, without falling off, as seen in the Club Hel Coat Check Chaos sequence) with relative ease. They can also detach at will, and latch onto other surfaces, bounding from surface to surface like a spider).

In the world of the Bluepills, they lead lives that are fast, furious, and dangerous, filled with excesses of lust and wanton violence. If a Vamp does not feed, it becomes weak, and its RSI begins to deteriorate. If they are deprived of sustenance for too long, their RSI becomes unstable, and dissolve into a pile of lost code. Older Vamps can go for long periods of time between feedings.

They are notoriously difficult to terminate, shrugging off injuries that would otherwise kill most Exiles. Wooden stakes and crossbow quarrels for the most part kills off weaker, inexperienced Vamps, and badly hurt older Vamps. For example, Invalesco took two stakes in order to die, indicating that older, more powerful Vamps, require at least two stakes to be put down. Also, Silver seems to hurt them. This is shown in The Matrix: Reloaded where Persephone (Monica Bellucci) kills a vampire using a gun that uses silver bullets.


The Dobermen are lower-level Lupines who have yet to achieve the level of power and influence that mid to upper level Lupines possess. They are noted for their werewolf-like features and appearance. Like all Lupines, Dobermen possess incredible physical resilience towards damage, shrugging off most firearms and injuries as if they were nothing.

Unlike the Vamps, Dobermen are incapable of withstanding involuntary falls, and can die if thrown from great heights. However, like the Vamps, they do possess great physical strength, and use it on occasion to perform Hyperjumps and deliver great blunt force damage. Also, like the Vamps, they possess a similar sense of fashion, and are renowned for their bestial nature they tend to display among the Bluepills.

Their fighting style is similar to Hung Gar, with a few exceptions, adding in moves that are tailored after their bestial nature. Like Vamps, they can be put down by stakes and crossbow bolts, and silver harms them a great deal and is part of their Killcode. Hung Gar, also known as Hung Kuen or Hung Ga, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Gar. ...

Lupines is the term used for older, more powerful Dobermen. They are what Dobermen seek to be. Lupines possess within their foundation code, the ability to transform their RSI and all of their abilities and powers tied into that form into a huge hulking wolf-man hybrid form. While this has yet to be seen, Lupines have on occasion, manifested very long and sharp claws, which are an extension of the RSI, and another ability tied into their Foundation Code.

They are much harder to kill, requiring twice the amount of silver to put them down, and twice the amount of damage to slow them down. They are unaffected by wood, and are capable of moving very fast, leaping very far, and surviving falls that would kill a Doberman. They are organized into packs, and are lead by the Lupine Ookami, who is the dynamic opposite of the Leader of the Blood Drinkers, Malphas. "Ookami" is Japanese for wolf.


Beautiful and seductive, these Exiles take their name sake after the mythological succubi. They are stronger, faster and more resilient than humans, recovering from most injuries with great speed. A kiss from a succubus can cause euphoria in redpill and Exile alike, and has the potential to kill both. Categories: Mythology stubs | Demons | Dungeons & Dragons creatures ...

They are impervious to most injuries, but can be harmed by holy water or water that possesses their Killcode. They are led by Jezebeth, who is leader of the exile gangs, Legion.


Exiles that inhabit the Sakura construct Program. They have taken on all of the traits, strengths and weaknesses of the Mythological Creatures they are supposed to be based upon.


The Seraphim is the name given to the Agent Predecessors of the Paradise Matrix. Their role was that of Protectors and Guardians, until the Paradise Matrix failed and crashed. The uniforms they wear are similar to Agents, except they are White. They wear Agent earpieces, which presumably function in the same manner as those worn by the current Agents. They also display a pair of beautiful white wings, which allow for them to fly. They are much stronger, faster, and tougher than current Agents, and possess code-related powers that allow them to perform feats far beyond the ability of even Upgraded Agents. 六翼天使 Seraphim(六翼天使) is a Taiwanese symphonic metal band similar to Nightwish and Therion. ...


Exiles who are responsible for many of the Alien Abduction Accounts in the Matrix. They dwell underground, and possess green skin, and have the power to become invisible and intangible. They abduct Bluepills and soon to be Redpills, to conduct experiments on them, that vary in what they do and the results they achieve.

Dire Lupine

Upgraded Form of Lupines, that have a unique routines and subroutines added to their Code Structure, that allows for stealth and infiltration. They were created by the Effectuator, to be his bodyguards, and to aid in his research.


One of the Exile Types found dwelling in both Widow's Moor and Ashencourte, Exile Constructs. They appear as large, muscular men, with dark brown skin, thick brow ridge, bald, black eyes, and a body covered in intricate designs, that seem to be etched or carved into them. They serve as bosses in Widow's Moor and Ashencourte. What their roles are, beyond that; has yet to be seen.

The Dwelling of Exiles

A Domain is a Construct Reality that exists outside of the Core System, and thus does not show up in the Code and is not subject to the reinsertion and reintegration process. Domains are found in the Unformatted Spaces, areas in the subsystem where there is a great deal of unformatted memory used to store the code and data that make up the Matrix reality.

These Shielded Worlds are similar to the Construct Programs created and used by the Redpills, except they are self-sustaining and contain a more complex environment. These pocket worlds are created in a manner that suits the Creator. There, the general routines and subroutines that control gravity, time, and the like, are not as powerful as they would be in the Core Network. Here, physics that affect the growth, shape, and function of animal and plant programs are diluted, allowing for hardier lifeforms.

These strange places, which can appear to be dystopian gothic cities where its always raining, majestic fairy-tale castles and landscapes, or places that are beyond conventional description complete with architecture that would not be possible in the Core Network. These places serve as homes to the multitude of Exiles that congregate in the Mega City. Here they can dwell without having to worry about deletion at the hands of Agents, nor do they have to worry about concealing their powers and their true nature, lest they be targeted by Agents or other Exiles.

The Following are examples of Domains:

  • Chateau (Interior)
  • L'Ecole de la Tour (The Tower School)
  • The Architect's Monitor Room
  • Distorted Dimensions
  • Mobil Ave.
  • Blackwood
  • Ashencourte-Predominantly Blood Drinker Domain
  • Widow's Moor-Predominantly Lupine Domain
  • Zero One-backup preservation copy of the original Zero One, and how part of it looked like, before the War. Home to Programs who have taken on the RSI of the original Machines that inhabited Zero One.
  • One Zero

List of Exiles from both The Movies and the Games

Aside The Merovingian, Persephone, Seraph, the Oracle and the Keymaker, there are several other Exiles:

  • Cain and Abel (The Matrix Reloaded and Enter The Matrix)
  • Vlad and Cujo (Enter The Matrix)
  • Invalesco (The Matrix Online)
  • Malphas (The Matrix Online)
  • Ookami (The Matrix Online)
  • The Blood Drinker Prisoners from Blackwood (The Matrix Online)
  • Feronus (The Matrix Online)
  • The Merovingian's Henchmen (The Matrix Reloaded)
  • The Effectuator (The Matrix Online)



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