History Anime / TheAnimatrix

23rd Mar '17 8:13:10 AM leonardd
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* UnreliableNarrator: To a point. There are scenes that make one wonder whether they even happened, let alone whether Instructor is as trustworthy and unbiased as she purports to be. Though it could be justified in that the Zion Mainframe might be simply filling in the blanks based on the files.
11th Jan '17 2:38:18 PM ThePest179
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* PerspectiveFlip

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* PerspectiveFlipPerspectiveFlip: While the three movies of the main series are focused on the perspective of humanity, these two shorts show things from the machines' point-of-view.



* DrivenToMadness: The last detective to work on the case went absolutely nuts.
* DrivenToSuicide: One of the previous detectives that tried to find Trinity ended up killing himself.



%%* OneLastSmoke
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Trinity

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%%* OneLastSmoke
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler: Ash smokes a cigarette after being shot by Trinity, pointing his gun at the approaching Agents.]]
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Trinity wears one.
11th Jan '17 11:45:14 AM jjjj2
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** A particularly blatant example is the narrator saying that the humans blocked out the Sun in an attempt to defeat the machines, unwittingly resulting in their own extermination. But the ''machines'' barely gain anything from the Sun, as they have other power sources, while the ''humans'' die off en masse without sunlight since all their crops die and famine ensues. Which makes one wonder why the humans would even do that. Applying even the most basic logic makes it blatantly obvious that the party that would benefit most from this move would ''be'' the machines, and thus that the most likely explanation is that contrary to what the narrator said they did so themselves, in order to ensure the near complete genocide of humanity. [[BlatantLies However, the narrator continually insists that humanity essentially exterminated themselves.]]
7th Jan '17 3:23:38 PM MonsieurThenardier
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** A particularly blatant example is the narrator saying that the humans blocked out the Sun in an attempt to defeat the machines, unwittingly resulting in their own extermination. But the ''machines'' barely gain anything from the Sun, as they have other power sources, while the ''humans'' die off en masse without sunlight since all their crops die and famine ensues. Which makes one wonder why the humans would even do that. Applying even the most basic logic makes it blatantly obvious that the party that would benefit most from this move would ''be'' the machines, and thus that the most likely explanation is that contrary to what the narrator said they did so themselves, in order to ensure the near complete genocide of humanity. [[BlatantLies However, the narrator continually insists that humanity essentially exterminated themselves.]]
20th Dec '16 11:36:36 AM brianify
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* GodzillaThreshold: Operation Dark Storm in ''Part II'' is a mix of this and TooDumbToLive. Blocking the sun (without any apparent means of undoing it) means the death of vegetation and phytoplankton, which destroys the foundation for most of Earth's biosphere. Humanity was willing (without any objections and second opinions) to risk a ''[[ApocalypseHow Class 4 apocalypse]]'' just to defeat the machines.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Operation Dark Storm in ''Part II'' is a mix of this and TooDumbToLive. Blocking the sun (without any apparent means of undoing it) means the death of vegetation and phytoplankton, which destroys the foundation for most of Earth's biosphere. biosphere (as well as basically everything that humans eat to survive). Humanity was willing (without any objections and second opinions) to risk guarantee a ''[[ApocalypseHow Class 4 apocalypse]]'' just to defeat the machines.


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* KickTheDog: The Machine ambassador, after signing the Human Instrument of Surrender, nukes itself, destroying the UN and millions of potential human batteries for no apparent reason other than spite.


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** Basically everything in the short is symbolic in some way, shape, or form, down to the names. For instance, the attorney representing B1-66ER is named Clarence Drummond, a dual reference to Clarence Darrow, a real-life attorney who took part in the Scopes Monkey Trial (itself a reference to both trials being about evolution) and Henry Drummond, a character based on Darrow from ''Inherit the Wind''.
15th Dec '16 8:13:22 AM thekeyofe
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* MeaningfulName: The first robot to rebel is designated B1-66ER, "bigger."
3rd Dec '16 9:00:18 AM TedlyAnderson
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Part I reflects a lot of ''real'' acts of human rights violations, from the Tiananmen Square to the Holocaust mass burials. One particularly poignant and unsettling scene, showcasing a gang of men beating a robot girl to death and shouting that "she's not real", also reflects generic [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster transmisogynistic violence]] - something almost certainly intentional, given Lana Wachowski's involvement in this.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Part I reflects a lot of ''real'' acts of human rights violations, from the Tiananmen Square to the Holocaust mass burials. One particularly poignant and unsettling scene, showcasing a gang of men beating a robot girl to death and shouting that "she's not real", also reflects generic [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster transmisogynistic violence]] - something almost certainly intentional, given Lana Wachowski's involvement in this.that both the Wachowskis later came out as trans women.
21st Nov '16 12:45:33 PM dieseldragons
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The machines force the world's leaders at the Headquarters of the United Nations to sign and seal a deal that delivers the survivors of humanity over to them, before detonating themselves. [[DisproportionateRetribution Completely unnecessary]] considering they won, and cared nothing for what a piece of paper dictated. [[ItsPersonal Entirely personal]] when you consider they really wanted peace with humanity, and even came in benign forms earlier, only to get kicked out before. They ''did not'' take that rejection well.
13th Oct '16 5:52:39 PM Pysiewicz
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* WackyMarriageProposal: Cis initial reaction is asking Duo to propose already and cut the hassle. She's visibly shocked [[spoiler: after learning he's serious about going back to Matrix]].
13th Oct '16 5:30:49 PM Pysiewicz
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Cis reveals her loyalty by killing the man she loves. Thankfully, it's undone as it's just a training program, but it doesn't undo the damage done to Cis.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Cis reveals her loyalty by killing the man she loves. Thankfully, it's undone as it's just a training program, but it doesn't undo the damage done to Cis.]]Cis]]. Then again, compared with how other segments go, it's almost a HappyEnding.



* {{Fanservice}}: Cis appears in a tank top and panties.
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers

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* {{Fanservice}}: Cis appears in a tank top and panties.
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers
panties in the end.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Lampshaded in-story by Duo - Cis apparently has a well-established soft spot for medieval Japan.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Justified, since they are both just playing a training simulation, but still. To wit:
** Cis stops RainOfArrows with her yari, and then, InASingleBound, cuts four horse archers into ribbons.
** Cis slashing through Duo's mask, without harming him, after which she lands on the tip of his spear, holding him at guard. And more importantly, but easily overlooked, Duo ''holding the spear'' while she's standing on it as if she was weightless.
** Duo ''cuts through a stone statue'' in a single, clear cut.
** [[spoiler: In the end, Cis performs BareHandedBladeBlock and rams the broken off tip of the sword into Duo's throat. All while the sheer force of the strike she blocked caused ''the roof tiles around her to break'']].
* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler: Was Duo entirely a construct of the simulation or was he a real person Cis had genuine feelings toward, inserted in the program for the training purpose? And if he wasn't real, does it mean the training program was capable of directly messing with Cis' mind and her feelings]]? Just think about all the implications for a moment.
* SceneryPorn: This segment can be treated as a love letter to ukiyo-e, the Japanese woodblock printing technique. It opens with absolutely gorgeous, heavily-stylised landscapes lifted almost directly from such artworks and then gradually makes them more and more realistic with each passing scene. It's also one of few segments that heavily downplays the bleakness of the setting itself.
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