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Encyclopedia > The Kid (Matrix character)

The Kid is a fictional character (played by Clayton Watson) from The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Animatrix short - "Kid's Story". The Kid's full name is "Michael Karl Popper." This can be seen as an allusion to the philosopher Karl Popper. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... 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. ... The Animatrix is a collection of nine CG and anime shorts set in the world of The Matrix, partly written by the Wachowski brothers. ... Kids Story is one of 9 short films in The Animatrix series that reveals more about the world of The Matrix. ... Karl Popper Sir Karl Raimund Popper (July 28, 1902 – September 17, 1994), was an Austrian-born philosopher of science. ...

Plot summary

In The Animatrix, The Kid is an individual connected to The Matrix who is brought to see the truth by Neo. His circumstance is peculiar in that he unplugs himself from the Matrix after having purposely fallen from the top of his school building, believing that Neo would unplug him before he hit the ground. Trinity and Neo remark: The Animatrix is a collection of nine CG and anime shorts set in the world of The Matrix, partly written by the Wachowski brothers. ... Thomas A. Anderson is a fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels 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. ...

TRINITY: It's unbelievable. I didn't think self-substantiation was possible.
NEO: Apparently it is.

Following the events of The Animatrix, The Kid makes his first live appearance in The Matrix Reloaded. While possessing a minor role at best (with but a few lines of unimportant dialogue - though his handing of the spoon to Neo could signify something greater), his actions in The Matrix Revolutions were integral to the salvation of Zion. During the Final Battle at the Dock, The Kid piloted the deceased Captain Mifune's APU and destroyed a chain which held an entrance gate closed. With the gate now open(ing), the hovercraft, the Hammer, was able to enter the dock and set off its EMP, successfully disabling all the attacking sentinels within the dock. The Matrix Revolutions is the third film in the Matrix trilogy. ... 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. ... An APU is an amored personel unit in the fictional trilogy the matrix. ... In telecommunications and warfare, the term electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the following meanings: The electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially nuclear explosions) 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...

Prior to The Matrix Revolutions, some had speculated as to whether or not The Kid was Neo's successor as "The One," however, there is at this point no conclusive evidence to support this theory.

The Kid's latest appearance has been in The Matrix Comics Vol. 2, released in December of 2004 by Burlyman Entertainment (The Wachowski Brothers' comic publishing company), in the story entitled "I Kant." The story essentially revolves around Morpheus' (also in his first appearance after the events of The Matrix Revolutions) efforts to see The Kid through the jump program, as he did for Neo in The Matrix. 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. ... The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ...

While still being considered part of the Matrix canon, the story is not written by the Wachowski brothers, and instead is written and drawn by Kaare Andrews. Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors most famous for the Matrix trilogy. ...

The Kid is also said to be involved in the MMORPG The Matrix Online, which was released in the U.S. in January of 2005. A massively (or massive) multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG is a multiplayer computer role-playing game that enables thousands of players to play in an evolving virtual world at the same time over the Internet. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a MMORPG developed by Monolith Productions. ...

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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