History Anime / TheAnimatrix

20th May '18 10:38:06 AM PrivateerMan
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* HumansAreBastards: ''The Second Renaissance'' shows humans behaving this way a lot.
** The storyteller is an AI called "The Instructor", who is reading files from the Zion Mainframe and implied to be some kind of historian/teacher. It takes a middle path, saying that both the humans and the machines made terrible mistakes to create the situation.
--> '''The Instructor''': May there be mercy on man and machine for their sins.


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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: So much so that this is where the page image is from.
** The storyteller is an AI called "The Instructor", who is reading files from the Zion Mainframe and implied to be some kind of historian/teacher. It takes a middle path, saying that both the humans and the machines made terrible mistakes to create the situation.
--> '''The Instructor''': May there be mercy on man and machine for their sins.
5th Apr '18 2:19:11 AM Janko_Walski
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:When Cis defends herself and kills Duo, she finds out that she faced off against a virtual program designed to test her reaction to the situation. Even though she volunteered for the test in the first place, she still gets pissed when she finds out the truth.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:When Cis defends herself and kills Duo, she finds out that she faced off against a virtual program designed to test her reaction to the situation. Even though she volunteered for the test in the first place, she still She gets pissed when she finds out the truth.]]
4th Apr '18 2:56:59 PM PrivateerMan
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* HollywoodTactics: Used by humanity across the board. They are shown using trench warfare, soldiers running across wide open fields without armor or air support, clustering together in tight groups in said wide open fields, shooting from hilltops instead of lying prone, and so on. It's little wonder they were completely demolished by the machines in battle.


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* TanksForNothing: The only scenes featuring UN tanks in battle have them exploding spectacularly upon being shot by the machines.


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** However it's clearly shown that the machines upgraded only after Operation: Dark Storm, meaning that, [[FridgeLogic somehow,]] the "domestic and labor machines that picked up rifles" managed to conquer a large enough part of the world to drive humanity desperate enough to resort to Dark Storm in the first place.
18th Mar '18 1:08:27 AM Cyberia
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* BullyingADragon: Humanity constantly abuses and belittles the machines, even after they built an advanced civilization that produces all of their material goods and weaponry. Said civilization also happens to have built extremely powerful robots who can carve through human armies in seconds. The result? Humans end up being used as batteries for a fuel supply.
17th Feb '18 11:09:02 PM superkeijikun
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A lot of scenes throughout the shorts, especially the first part, reference slavery throughout history:
** In the beginning, a large group of machines are seen building a pyramid building, invoking imagery of the Jews who were used to build the pyramids of Egypt.
** The case of B1-66ER (whose name is a reference unto itself, see MeaningfulName below) features a quote from the case of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford Dred Scot v. Sandford]]'', in which the Supreme Court had ruled that African-Americans, enslaved or otherwise, could not be considered American citizens. The ruling was used to set the precedent that machines were property for humans to use, and destroy, as they please.
** The "Million Machine March" is an obvious allegory to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Million Man March".
17th Feb '18 11:08:11 PM superkeijikun
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** The case of B1-66ER (whose name is a reference until itself, see MeaningfulName below) features a quote from the case of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford Dred Scot v. Sandford]]'', in which the Supreme Court had ruled that African-Americans, enslaved or otherwise, could not be considered American citizens. The ruling was used to set the precedent that machines were property for humans to use, and destroy, as they please.

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** The case of B1-66ER (whose name is a reference until unto itself, see MeaningfulName below) features a quote from the case of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford Dred Scot v. Sandford]]'', in which the Supreme Court had ruled that African-Americans, enslaved or otherwise, could not be considered American citizens. The ruling was used to set the precedent that machines were property for humans to use, and destroy, as they please.
17th Feb '18 11:07:40 PM superkeijikun
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A lot of scenes throughout the shorts, especially the first part, reference slavery throughout history:
** In the beginning, a large group of machines are seen building a pyramid building, invoking imagery of the Jews who were used to build the pyramids of Egypt.
** The case of B1-66ER (whose name is a reference until itself, see MeaningfulName below) features a quote from the case of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford Dred Scot v. Sandford]]'', in which the Supreme Court had ruled that African-Americans, enslaved or otherwise, could not be considered American citizens. The ruling was used to set the precedent that machines were property for humans to use, and destroy, as they please.
** The "Million Machine March" is an obvious allegory to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Million Man March".



* MeaningfulName: The first robot to rebel is designated B1-66ER, "bigger."

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* MeaningfulName: The first robot to rebel is designated B1-66ER, "bigger."" Also a reference to Bigger Thomas, the protagonist of the novel ''Literature/NativeSon''
29th Jan '18 1:36:43 AM SwankyTower
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* HumansAreMorons: Operation Dark Storm was basically a mass suicide move on the part of humanity. Yet it is shown to be met with unanimous approval, with even the facial animations of the humans responsible showing a complete lack of intelligence. Shortly afterwards, humans are shown battling the machines, with them mindlessly going "Kill them all! Kill them all!".

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* HumansAreMorons: Operation Dark Storm was basically a mass suicide move on the part of humanity. Yet it is shown to be met with unanimous approval, with even the facial animations of the humans responsible showing a complete lack of intelligence. Shortly afterwards, humans are shown battling the machines, with them mindlessly going "Kill "[[MadnessMantra Kill them all! Kill them all!".all!]]".
21st Jan '18 2:46:16 PM JustTroper
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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: Ash, seriously wounded, is preparing to face the agents. We are never told that he didn't survive that, but his chances seem very slim.]]
26th Dec '17 5:44:08 PM TroperBeDoper
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The peace treaty signed at the end of the war uses the same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, but with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese"[[http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The peace treaty signed at the end of the war uses the same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, but with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese"[[http://matrix.[[http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender]].com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender peace treaty]] signed at the end of the war uses the same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, but with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese".
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