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Encyclopedia > Morpheus (Matrix character)
Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions
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. Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in Matrix Revolutions This work is copyrighted. ... Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in Matrix Revolutions This work is copyrighted. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable United States movie actor. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of the Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and released by Warner Bros. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third film in the Matrix trilogy. ...

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The Dreamer of Dreams

Morpheus was the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, a hovercraft of the human forces of the last human city, Zion, in a devastated world where most humans are grown by sentient Machines and kept imprisoned in the Matrix, a virtual computer-generated world. Morpheus was once a human living inside the Matrix until he was freed earlier in life. The name he may have had while a human in the Matrix is not known. The Nebuchadnezzar is a hovercraft captained by Morpheus in the Matrix movies. ... Zion or Tzion (צִיּוֹן Height, Standard Hebrew Ẓiyyon, Tiberian Hebrew Ṣiyyôn; Arabic صهيون Ṣuhyūn) originally was the specific name given to a Jebusite fortress near modern-day Jerusalem that was conquered by David. ...


Morpheus is apparently a very popular public figure in the city of Zion. He is also known in the Matrix, but as a dangerous terrorist wanted by Agents, sentient programs that patrol the Matrix, eliminating any human that is a threat to the secret of the Matrix or dispatching programs that exile themselves in the Matrix to avoid their deletion.


Like other hovercraft crews, Morpheus and his crew are dedicated to the freeing of humans from the Matrix and the protection of Zion.


Finding The One

Earlier in his life, Morpheus gained the romantic attention of Niobe, another hovercraft captain. That relationship became estranged shortly after Morpheus visited The Oracle, an ally living in the Matrix who appeared as an old black woman in her 50s (at least). The Oracle could foretell the future, and told him that he would be the person who would find The One, a human with superhuman abilities within the Matrix and who could end the Man/Machine War. Since that visit, Morpheus spent much of his life searching the Matrix for The One. 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. ... Neo is the name of the central fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


In The Matrix, Morpheus successfully found and monitored a pod-human named Thomas A. Anderson, a computer hacker who called himself Neo. Despite a close call with Agents that captured, interrogated, and placed a surveillance device on Neo, Morpheus and his crew located Neo. Morpheus offered Neo a choice of ingesting a red pill, which would activate a trace program to help Neo discover the truth of the Matrix, or a blue pill, which would leave Neo in the Matrix to live and believe what he wanted to believe. The Nebuchadnezzar crew were able to eject Neo's body from the Matrix powerplant and retrieve him from the cold sewers where hovercrafts patrol. Morpheus took a risk in helping Neo escape the Matrix, as human minds that live too long in the Matrix may have trouble in comprehending the real world and the truth of the Matrix. Initially, Neo did experience serious denial when Morpheus explained the truth, a point that Morpheus apologized for. The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... 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 Prophecy Begins

Shortly after Neo first visited the Oracle, Morpheus was captured and interrogated by Agents after a crew member, Cypher, betrayed the crew, killing several members before being stopped. Since Morpheus, as a hovercraft captain, possessed access codes to the Zion mainframe computer, the surviving members of the ship's crew were about to unplug Morpheus from the Matrix without the ability to retrieve his mind for his body, a process that would kill him. But Neo had has own foretelling from the Oracle that told him that either Morpheus or Neo would die, but that he had the choice to save himself or Morpheus. Neo and Trinity reenter the Matrix and make a daring, but successful rescue of Morpheus. Neo saves Trinity from a helicopter crash, confirming Morpheus' belief that Neo was indeed The One of legend. Cypher is a fictional character from the movie The Matrix played by Joe Pantoliano. ... 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. ...


Neo is eventually killed by Agent Smith shortly after the rescue, but reawakens as The One and returns to the Nebuchadnezzar before Sentinels could destroy the ship. From www. ...


The Dream is Gone From Him

In The Matrix Reloaded, the viewer sees Morpheus more confident than ever that the war is nearing its end. A spiritual as well as an influential leader, Morpheus convinces one hovercraft ship to stay in the Matrix to await contact from the Oracle, despite orders from Zion for all ships to return to the city. He incurs the wrath of Jason Lock, commander of the Zion defensive forces, but Morpheus' actions are easily defended by Counselor Hamann, a member of the Zion Council, the city's ruling body. The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of the Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and released by Warner Bros. ... Commander Jason Lock is the supreme commander of all military defense forces for the last human city of Zion. ...


With the aid of Trinity and Niobe, Morpheus successfully retrieves The Keymaker, a special program that could access many hidden areas of the Matrix, including the Source, the central Machine City mainframe computer and programming heart of the Matrix. Morpheus aids Neo in successfully entering the door to the Source before returning to the Nebuchadnezzar. Niobe is a fictional character from the Matrix film series. ... 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. ...


After Neo successfully enters the Source and returns from the Matrix with new information, he tells Morpheus that the Prophecy was a lie; it was another system of control that would bring The One to the Source to disseminate the programming inside Neo into the Matrix to allow a reboot, or reload of the Matrix, while Zion is destroyed and allowed to be rebuilt. The war was far from over. To make matters worse, a sudden Sentinel attack destroys the Nebuchadnezzar, further damaging Morpheus' belief in the outcome of the war. The crew is rescued by the hovercraft Hammer, and joins forces with the Logos, commanded by Niobe.


Morpheus Repurposes Himself

In The Matrix Revolutions, the viewer sees a somewhat disspirited Morpheus, who has problems in understanding now what may truly happen to Zion and its people. Now without a ship of his own, he and Link, the Nebuchadnezzar ship's Operator, reside on the Hammer, commanded by Roland. Morpheus renews his conviction that Neo could still save Zion by trying to rescue Neo, whose mind was trapped in a computer netherworld called the Train Station after Neo stopped four Sentinels in the real world just by thought at the end of The Matrix Reloaded. With the aid of Trinity and Seraph, they rescue Neo and return his mind to the real world. The Matrix Revolutions is the third film in the Matrix trilogy. ... Seraph is the name of a fictional character (played by Collin Chou) in the science fiction film saga, The Matrix. ...


Morpheus says farewell to Neo and Trinity a final time before they leave for the Machine City in the hovercraft Logos in a last-ditch attempt to stop the war. Morpheus aids Niobe as she flies the Hammer in a desperate ride back to Zion. The ship successfully stops the first onslaught of the Machine attack with the ship's EMP weapon.


When the Sentinels suddenly stop a second wave of attacks, Morpheus instantly realizes that Neo is fighting for them, somehow. When the Sentinels retreat after Neo successfully defeats the former Agent Smith, now a virus that threatened both man and Machine, Morpheus and Niobe embrace in celebration as cheers arise from the Zion population, who have received a brokered peace through Neo's sacrifice. Morpheus' dream turned out to be right after all.


Of the original Nebuchadnezzar crew the viewer sees in The Matrix, only Morpheus survives to see freedom for Zion. The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ...


The End of a Dream

In The Matrix Online, Morpheus (operated by the game management staff as a non-player character) grew impatient with the Machines. He demanded that the Machines return the body of Neo. After many failed attempts, Morpheus began causing terrorist attacks throughout the Matrix. These attacks took the form of code bombs: weapons that destroyed Matrix code, infecting redpills and causing shock and death to bluepills. By killing Morpheus's guards, redpills in the Matrix were able find means of disabling Morpheus's bombs. Now with few allies in Zion or anywhere, Morpheus' erratic, nightmarish zealotry become closer to that of the false terrorist accusations made of him by the Agents before the Truce, during the war. The Matrix Online (MxO) is a MMORPG developed by Monolith Productions. ... A non-player character or non-playable character is a fictional character in a role-playing game whose role is generally created and performed by the gamemaster. ... 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. ... Spoiler warning: Bluepill is a term that describes a human whose mind is imprisoned within and unaware of the truth about The Matrix, a computer-generated world set at the end of the 20th Century. ... Zealotry refers to cases where activism and pride in relation to an ideology have become excessive to the point of being harmful to others, oneself, and ones own cause. ...


During the game events on May 26, 2005 (as recorded on the game's official website), Morpheus planted a code bomb in a water treatment facility (it has been repeatedly been stated that this specific location is somehow important on a deeper level). After planting the bomb, he realized he was being hunted by an enigmatic, masked figure known as the Assassin. Morpheus was barely able to escape the treatment facility; however, upon escaping, the Assassin bent the code of the Matrix and emerged from a vent in the wall. Morpheus was caught offguard and was unable to dodge the Assassin's bullets. He died from gunshot wounds. This article is about Logic bombs, a type of malicious software code. ...


As with Neo and Trinity, Morpheus remains in the Real World have yet to be found.


Some players argue against the death of the character Morpheus as the Matrix now provides an "Emergency Jack-Out" upgrade for redpills, eliminating the permanent death that previous redpills experienced if killed within the Matrix before the Truce. This feature could save a redpill's life with no fatal injuries. Some redpills reasoned that the Assassin's bullets contained code that disabled this feature.


Character Origins

In the early drafts of The Matrix screenplay, one revelation during the story was that before meeting Neo, Morpheus had believed five other people to be the One, all of whom had died at the hands of Agents after being freed. This aspect of Morpheus' history was dropped, although the notion of five Ones before Neo was reused in 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). ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of the Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and released by Warner Bros. ...


The Wachowski brothers, writers and directors of The Matrix films, were fans of Neil Gaiman and based the character of Morpheus on the title character from the comic book The Sandman, also adopting one of his most common pseudonyms, Morpheus. They gave Fishburne some or all of the series to read, and the style of speech and mannerism of the Matrix character are heavily informed by the Sandman character, although since The Sandman is only a graphic novel, much of the tone and inflection is an original (though recognizable) interpretative creation on Fishburne's part. This connection is hinted at again in Enter the Matrix when Niobe calls Daniels Institute of Dreams to get in touch with Morpheus. Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors most famous for the Matrix trilogy. ... The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960 in Portchester, England) is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many comic books. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Cover of The Sandman #1, by Dave McKean. ... Spoiler warning: Dream is one of the Endless, fictional characters from Neil Gaimans comic book series, The Sandman. ... Enter the Matrix is a video game and part of The Matrix series. ... Niobe is a fictional character from the Matrix film series. ...


The name of Morpheus actually has a reference to classical mythology. In ancient Greek Mythology, Morpheus was the god of dreams. Morpheus (he who forms, shapes, molds) is the principal Greek god of dreams. ...

The Matrix Trilogy 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 | Agent Smith | The Agents | The Oracle
Secondary characters Apoc | The Architect | Bane | Cypher | Dozer | Ghost | Kamala | The Keymaker | The Kid | The Merovingian | Mouse | Niobe | Persephone | Rama Kandra | Sati | Seraph | Sparks | Switch | Tank | The Trainman | The Twins
Cast and crew Wachowski brothers | Keanu Reeves | Laurence Fishburne | Carrie-Anne Moss | Hugo Weaving | Geof Darrow
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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Morpheus (The Matrix) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1813 words)
Morpheus was the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, a hovercraft of the human forces of the last human city, Zion, in a devastated world where most humans are grown by sentient Machines and kept imprisoned in the Matrix, a virtual computer-generated world.
Morpheus was barely able to escape the treatment facility; however, upon escaping, the Assassin bent the code of the Matrix and emerged from a vent in the wall.
Morpheus was caught off-guard and was unable to dodge the Assassin's bullets.
UNDERSTANDING THE MATRIX (5311 words)
The matrix for starters is a movie trilogy that was released into theaters in March of 1999, with parts 2 and3 released in May and November of 2003.
In the matrix Morpheus character Represents Nimrod (Nimrod was fl) The character trinity (who is female) represents the mother goddess or Semiramis the wife of Nimrod, and Neo is Tammuz who was the son of Nimrod.
The oracle in the matrix was represented by a fl woman (Gloria Foster) she was the word of Prophecy.
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