History Characters / TheMatrix

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Due to the size, ''Franchise/TheMatrix'''s character page has been split into four pages. For characters that only appeared in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', please [[Characters/TheAnimatrix go here]].
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[[folder:''The Animatrix'']]

!!Yoko
[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoko_beyond_3527.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Hedy Burress

The protagonist of ''Beyond''. She is a normal teenage girl who loses her cat Yuki one day and goes out into the city to find it. She ends up in a ruined house that contains a glitch in the Matrix, which bends the laws of reality.

* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Yoko's story.
* FriendToAllChildren: Voyages to the glitched "haunted house" with a group of kids to look for her cat. She not only enjoys hanging out with them during their time there, but she also attempts to come to their defense when she thinks they may become endangered as some Agents and cleanup crew are quarantining the haunted house they were just playing in to fix the glitch in the Matrix.
* HauntedHouse: Her plot revolves around one.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Has a cat named Yuki. The plot of ''Beyond'' is kicked off when goes looking for her when Yuki misses a meal. When Yoko does find her, it's shown that they have close and affectionate relationship.
%%* NaiveEverygirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has mixed blue and red hair.

!!Ash
[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ash_animatrix_a_detective_story_2860.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor

The protagonist of ''A Detective Story''. Ash is a private detective hired by the Agents to locate Trinity. He takes on the case after receiving a sum of $800,000 in his bank account, and despite the horrid fates of all the other detectives[[note]]one had [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]], one had gone missing, and one had [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gone insane]][[/note]] that attempted it before.

* BadassNormal: One other very few people successful in locating Trinity
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EyeScream: Unlike Neo, Ash had his bug implanted here (in his left). Trinity removes it with a special device, somehow without destroying his eye in the process, but it is still terrifying. Like Neo, he thought it was a dream.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:The last we see of him, he is critically wounded in a train car and surrounded by three Agents who are only moments away from shooting him to death. What does he do? He calmly points his revolver at them and lights a cigarette.]]
* LastNameBasis: We never get his first name.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Has a fluffy cat named Dinah he keeps despite being broke.
%%* OneLastSmoke
%%* PrivateDetective
%%* PrivateEyeMonologue
%%* SmokingIsCool
* VagueAge: The voice actors, combined with the animation, lend themselves to this. While Yoko's age is clearer and the Kid's is almost stated, it's not clear for Ash. Though he appears to be in his late 20s.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Cis
[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cis_animatrix0063_8615.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Hedy Burress

The protagonist of ''Program''.

%%* ActionGirl
%%* {{Badass}}
* BigNo: After she killed Duo for his betrayal.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The test program she was put through. Though she wasn't happy about it, and punched Kaiser.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Kaiser:''' Aside from that part, I say she passed the test.]]

!!Duo
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/duo_animatrix_9000423_5464.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/PhilLaMarr

The deuteragonist of ''Program'' and Cis' lover.

* FaceHeelTurn: He betrayed his crew and contacted the Machines so that he and Cis can return to the Matrix with no memory of the truth.
%%* CharacterDeath:
%%* NotEvenHuman.
* {{Samurai}}: His virtual avatar in the program is, at least.
* UnPerson: [[spoiler:He never existed, he was just a simulation. And so was Cis' love for him, which, from what we see in the end of ''Program'', will still linger.]]

!!Dan Davis
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dandavis2_1885.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Victor Williams

The protagonist of ''World Record''. A disgraced Olympic sprinter wanting to prove himself and the world that he could legitimately break a new [[TitleDrop world record]].

* SuperSpeed: Sort of, since he's inside the Matrix. Naturally, he's a fast runner, but he one time actually runs fast enough to cause AGlitchInTheMatrix and momentarily free himself in the real world.

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\n\n\n[[folder:''The Animatrix'']]\n\n!!Yoko\n[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoko_beyond_3527.jpg]]\n-->'''Voiced By:''' Hedy Burress\n\nThe protagonist of ''Beyond''. She is a normal teenage girl who loses her cat Yuki one day and goes out into the city to find it. She ends up in a ruined house that contains a glitch in the Matrix, which bends the laws of reality.\n\n* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Yoko's story.\n* FriendToAllChildren: Voyages to the glitched "haunted house" with a group of kids to look for her cat. She not only enjoys hanging out with them during their time there, but she also attempts to come to their defense when she thinks they may become endangered as some Agents and cleanup crew are quarantining the haunted house they were just playing in to fix the glitch in the Matrix.\n* HauntedHouse: Her plot revolves around one.\n* KindHeartedCatLover: Has a cat named Yuki. The plot of ''Beyond'' is kicked off when goes looking for her when Yuki misses a meal. When Yoko does find her, it's shown that they have close and affectionate relationship.\n%%* NaiveEverygirl\n* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has mixed blue and red hair.\n\n!!Ash\n[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ash_animatrix_a_detective_story_2860.jpg]]\n-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor\n\nThe protagonist of ''A Detective Story''. Ash is a private detective hired by the Agents to locate Trinity. He takes on the case after receiving a sum of $800,000 in his bank account, and despite the horrid fates of all the other detectives[[note]]one had [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]], one had gone missing, and one had [[GoMadFromTheRevelation gone insane]][[/note]] that attempted it before.\n\n* BadassNormal: One other very few people successful in locating Trinity\n%%* BadassLongcoat\n%%* DeadpanSnarker\n* EyeScream: Unlike Neo, Ash had his bug implanted here (in his left). Trinity removes it with a special device, somehow without destroying his eye in the process, but it is still terrifying. Like Neo, he thought it was a dream.\n* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:The last we see of him, he is critically wounded in a train car and surrounded by three Agents who are only moments away from shooting him to death. What does he do? He calmly points his revolver at them and lights a cigarette.]]\n* LastNameBasis: We never get his first name.\n* KindHeartedCatLover: Has a fluffy cat named Dinah he keeps despite being broke.\n%%* OneLastSmoke\n%%* PrivateDetective\n%%* PrivateEyeMonologue\n%%* SmokingIsCool\n* VagueAge: The voice actors, combined with the animation, lend themselves to this. While Yoko's age is clearer and the Kid's is almost stated, it's not clear for Ash. Though he appears to be in his late 20s.\n%%* WeHardlyKnewYe\n\n!!Cis\n[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cis_animatrix0063_8615.jpg]]\n-->'''Voiced By:''' Hedy Burress\n\nThe protagonist of ''Program''.\n\n%%* ActionGirl\n%%* {{Badass}}\n* BigNo: After she killed Duo for his betrayal.\n* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The test program she was put through. Though she wasn't happy about it, and punched Kaiser.]]\n-->[[spoiler:'''Kaiser:''' Aside from that part, I say she passed the test.]]\n\n!!Duo\n[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/duo_animatrix_9000423_5464.jpg]]\n-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/PhilLaMarr\n\nThe deuteragonist of ''Program'' and Cis' lover.\n\n* FaceHeelTurn: He betrayed his crew and contacted the Machines so that he and Cis can return to the Matrix with no memory of the truth.\n%%* CharacterDeath:\n%%* NotEvenHuman.\n* {{Samurai}}: His virtual avatar in the program is, at least.\n* UnPerson: [[spoiler:He never existed, he was just a simulation. And so was Cis' love for him, which, from what we see in the end of ''Program'', will still linger.]]\n\n!!Dan Davis\n[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dandavis2_1885.jpg]]\n-->'''Voiced By:''' Victor Williams\n\nThe protagonist of ''World Record''. A disgraced Olympic sprinter wanting to prove himself and the world that he could legitimately break a new [[TitleDrop world record]].\n\n* SuperSpeed: Sort of, since he's inside the Matrix. Naturally, he's a fast runner, but he one time actually runs fast enough to cause AGlitchInTheMatrix and momentarily free himself in the real world.\n\n[[/folder]]\n\n---------
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* Characters/TheMatrixMachines



[[folder: Agents]]

!!The Agents
[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/agentsmatrix_9083.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:340: ''[[Film/MenInBlack ....Here come the Men in Black.]]'']]
-> '''Played by:''' Paul Goddard, Robert Taylor (Agents Brown and Jones respectively in the first film (top)), Daniel Bernhardt, David A. Kilde and Matt [=McColm=] (Upgraded Agents Johnson, Jackson and Thompson respectively in the second film (bottom)).

The EliteMooks of the Matrix, the Agents are suited men who act as the sentinels of the computer world, hunting down and killing all redpills or potential ones. All of them wear CoolShades and earpieces symbolizing their connection to the machine mainframe. The Agents are [[ImplacableMan Implacable Men]] and usually defy the physics of the Matrix as redpills do. They materialize in the Matrix by possessing the bodies of bluepills, and if killed they can [[RespawningEnemies just do it again]].

* BadassInANiceSuit: Every agent wears a cool dark green suit with matching tie.
%%* CoolShades
* BodySurf: They take over bluepills. It also alters the victim's appearance to that of the Agent.
* TheDreaded: In the first movie, they are considered a nigh-unstoppable force, making RunOrDie the only option when dealing with them. And then The One comes along...
%%* EliteMooks
* FragileSpeedster: Relatively speaking. While their physical durability is slightly higher than that of normal humans (meaning they can shrug off punishment that would leave a normal person crippled with multiple broken bones and/or severely damaged internal organs), they are not MadeOfIron and can be "killed" just as easily as a human if they are shot or stabbed in a vital area (assuming the attack actually hits them, which is not likely given their superhumanly fast dodging reflexes).
%%* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction
* ImplacableMan: Neo has a hard time dealing with Smith and his two cohorts in the first film. This is subverted in the sequels since Neo now has superpowers. Even with "upgrades", he's still more than a match for them.
* TheMenInBlack: Well, yeah. They definitely look the part, and they're in charge of covering up glitchy programs, which, according to the Oracle, sometimes take the form of U.F.O.s.
* RespawningEnemies: Since they never get killed, only the "bodies" of the bluepills they possess.
* TookALevelInBadass: ExaggeratedTrope. The Agents were ''already'' near-unstoppable death machines. By the second film, not only have the new Agents become more identical in appearance and aliases compared to the first batch, their combat ability had been increased to combat Neo, including intercepting some of his attacks-- but still not sufficient to pose an actual threat.
* UnskilledButStrong: Their fighting style is simply 'punch and dodge' compared to the Resistance's kung-fu moves, and they lack the eerie super-powers of programs like the Twins. They make up for it with brute force and near-immortality.

!!Smith
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/agent-smith_8841.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''"It is inevitable."'']]

->''"I'm going to enjoy watching you die, Mister Anderson."''
->'''Played By:''' Creator/HugoWeaving

The antagonist of the series. He is an Agent, a program designed to protect the Matrix from redpills - humans who will try to reveal to anyone that the Matrix is a false reality - and Exiles, programs who will endanger it. After [[spoiler:being destroyed by Neo in the first film]], Smith gains virus-like abilities and begins making endless copies of himself by taking over the bodies of the bluepills, other Agents, and even redpills.

* AffablyEvil: Smith has shades of this in the first film, due to his civilized and well spoken demeanor.
%%* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He was the former TropeNamer.
* AssimilationPlot: After becoming free of the System, he steadily converts the entire population of the Matrix into... himself. His motive is ambiguous and likely just expanding for the sake of expansion.
* ArchEnemy: To Neo as well as humanity in general, but especially Neo.
--> '''Oracle''': ''"He is you [Neo], your opposite, your negative, the result of the equation trying to balance itself out."''
* AxCrazy: His plans - if they are even his own, as he hints that he doesn't even know why he's doing the things he does - essentially will result in the [[OmnicidalManiac absolute destruction]] of Humanity, Machines, and the Matrix, and he has a psychopathic hatred of Neo.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Green one in the first movie, black in sequels. Even with cufflinks!
* BerserkButton: Breaking his shades, or even simply forcing them off him by kicking him hard enough, apparently gets him enraged, given how he reacted in ''Film/TheMatrix'' and ''The Matrix Revolutions''.
* BigBad: He starts out as TheHeavy, then upgrades...
* CatchPhrase: "Mister Anderson."
* CloneByConversion: From the second movie onwards, the usual Agent BodySurf ability becomes this.
%%* ComputerVirus
%%* CoolShades
* DeadpanSnarker: Was deathly serious as an Agent of the system. After becoming a [[spoiler:virus]] in the second film, he developed a very dry and cynical sense of humor.
-->'''Agent Thompson''': ...You!\\
'''Smith''': Yes, me. Me, me ''me!'' ''[Replicates himself over Thompson's code]''\\
'''Smith 2''': Me too.

-->'''Smith''': Cookies need love, like everything else.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He is under almost constant control by his Machine masters and tasked with maintaining order in the Matrix. However, even in the original film he reveals that he has ulterior motives. When he briefly removes his earpiece, he admits to Morpheus that he completely despises the "zoo" he considers himself trapped in and is revolted by even the taste of humanity. In the sequels, he goes on a full-scale rebellion to destroy everything.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: This ultimately leads to his downfall. After [[spoiler:defeating Neo, he asks why he still continues to fight, going into a long rant about how fighting for freedom and other morals is foolish and that love is something that only a human mind could invent. He angrily asks Neo why he insists on fighting, even though he has absolutely no chance at winning. Neo simply says, "Because I choose to." This makes Smith snap, mercilessly attacking Neo, and failing to realize that even though he can see the future he cannot understand it, making him just as blind to his fate as anyone else.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Neo, and he acknowledges it himself.
* EvilLaugh: After he [[spoiler:infected the Oracle and got her powers]]. It's quite creepy considering [[TheStoic who he is most of the time]].
* FantasticRacism: Smith hates humans, as seen through his quote "Never send a human to do a machine's job" and his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Morpheus.
* TheFatalist: This, along with StrawNihilist, defines his outlook. "We're not here because we're free, we're here because we're ''not'' free."
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the sequels, where he really goes off the chain and every line of dialogue that comes out of his mouth is just dripping with contempt.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His talk with Morpheus is this. At first, he essentially explains the purpose of himself and the other Agents, the origins of the Matrix, and his perspective of humanity. But after he [[RemovingTheEarpiece takes his earpiece out]], he seemingly begins to confide in Morpheus as to what he ''really'' wants. Notably, when the other two Agents re-enter the office whilst he still has his earpiece out, they are uncertain as to what he's been doing with Morpheus, suggesting that the earpiece is actually some manner of direct connection to the Machines - one Smith later discards entirely when he returns after his 'death'.
* TheHeavy: In the first film, he's simply the most fleshed-out enforcer of the system. In the sequels, he becomes a faction unto himself.
* ImplacableMan: Like every other Agent, as long as you're in the Matrix, he will not stop until you're dead. Not even ''killing him'' is enough, because his personality can just possess another body.
* {{Irony}}: His "Humanity Is A Virus" speech vs what he becomes.
* LargeHam: He's usually TheStoic, but he has his moments of this.
* LastNameBasis: Refers to Neo exclusively as "Mr. Anderson", save for one moment in the beginning of ''Reloaded''.
%%* MesACrowd
* MindRape: He overwrites the brains of his victims, leaving them without personalities. On the other hand, the Machines have done this to most of the human race.
* NotQuiteDead: Destroyed by Neo in the first movie, but he came back in the second.
* NotSoStoic: He's the only Agent to ever show emotion. Too bad it happens to be seething contempt for the human species.
* OmnicidalManiac: He basically wants to destroy the Matrix and Machines, in addition to the humans. He admits as early as his interrogation of Morpheus that he wants to at least escape from the Matrix, if not outright destroy it.
* OneManArmy: Literally, since he is a virus in a computer program.
* PreExplosionGlow: [[spoiler:His various deaths.]]
* RemovingTheEarpiece: In the first film, he briefly removes it to confide in Morpheus how much he's come to ''hate'' humans (as opposed to simply performing his function like other Agents). He stops wearing it entirely in the sequels, and sends it to Neo to "thank" him for setting him "free".
* RogueAgent: After being "contaminated" by Neo, Smith refuses to be deleted and becomes a virus.
* SendInTheClones: "More!"
* SinisterShades: He almost always wears his CoolShades, at the same time as doing his dirty work.
* TheStarscream: To the Machines. After [[spoiler: being seemingly destroyed by Neo in the first film]], he becomes a virus no longer affiliated with the Machines and plans to destroy the Matrix, the Machines, and the human race.
%%* TheStoic
* StrawNihilist: Every thing he says could count as this. But most notably are his speeches in ''The Matrix'' to Morpheus; his resurrection speech in ''The Matrix Reloaded''; and his rage-fueled rant in ''The Matrix Revolutions'', especially when he declares to Neo that "the purpose of life is to end."
* VillainousBreakdown: "Why, Mr. Anderson, why, '''''WHY''''' do you persist?!"
%%* TheVirus
* WouldHurtAChild: He assimilates Sati, a little girl program.
-->"I'm not so bad... once you get to know me."
* ZombieApocalypse: What Smith unleashes upon the world of the Matrix, from the perspective of all the bluepills.

!!Brown and Jones

Smith's fellow Agents in the first film.

* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Both look at each other and decide to run rather than face Neo after he's become The One and tore Smith apart like he was nothing.

!!Johnson, Jackson and Thompson

The Agents replaced the ones from the first film.

* YouALLLookFamiliar: While the Agents already looked alike, it's increased to the point the Agents seem identical twins, especially Jackson and Thompson with Johnson standing out a little due to being the oldest of the three.

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[[folder:The Machines]]

!!The Machines
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_zero-one_7523.png]]

The main antagonists of the series behind Agent Smith and all the other hostilities of the Matrix. After years of abuse at the hands of mankind, the early machines [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turned against their creators]] and eventually declared war on mankind, leaving them in ruin. They created the Matrix to use the humans as an energy source after mankind blocked out the sun, allowing the humans to live peaceful but fake lives in a computer system. The machines use Sentinels to patrol the underground passages to eliminate any redpills or Zion citizens. The machines eventually decide to destroy Zion and send an army of Sentinels to wipe it out. In the third film, [[spoiler:Zion and the Machines make peace when Neo saves the Matrix from Agent Smith.]]

%%* AIIsACrapshoot
* CryForTheDevil: How the machines were treated before their uprising was quite depressing. They even built their own civilization called Zero One, but their attempt to join the UN peacefully was downright rejected merely because they were economically better than mankind.
* KillAllHumans: For a time they wanted to do this, but changed their decision when they learnt humans could be used as batteries.
* KillerRobot: The Sentinels are built to destroy human enemies.

!!Deus Ex Machina
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrixdem_2468.png]]

The leader of the Machines, and/or a mass mind temporarily formed by the Machines to talk to Neo.

* BiggerBad: Though by the time we finally see it, [[BigBad Smith]] had become a bigger threat than it, forcing it to form an EnemyMine with Neo.
%%* DeusEstMachina
* EnemyMine: With Neo in the end of ''Revolutions''.
%%* MeaningfulName
* OffstageVillainy: Until its appearance at the end of ''Revolutions'', but teamed up with Neo to stop Agent Smith in exchange for peace.
* SynchronizedSwarming: Its "face" is made of many thousands of tiny machines that swirl threateningly around Neo at first and move in synch with each other to create the facial movements.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: It speaks in a thunderous chorus of mechanical voices.

!!The Sentinels
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_matrix_sentinels_4159.png]]

The footsoldiers of the machines, created to search and destroy.

* TheDreaded: They're the main antagonists when outside of the Matrix. They are also quite deadly, able to utilize a laser cutter to break into the hull of human ships, and those arms can also get quite stabby if needed. The humans only real defense against them is with an EMP gun or bomb. Unfortunately both have their limits as the gun can only target one at a time, and the emp bomb also knocks out the computers used by the humans as well. The mecha employed by the humans in Zion don't really fare much better against them either.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The imagery is invoked; while most other machines are very insect-like, the Sentinels' multiple arms, wavy flying, and wriggling movement when on the ground give them a very cephalopod-like feel.
* KillerRobot: They are the machines' main tools for attacking humans.
* LaserCutter: They use these to slice open the hulls of hovercrafts so they can get to the crews.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They have multiple eyes, all of which are bright red.
* ZergRush: Seems to be their only method of attack.

[[/folder]]
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* Characters/TheMatrixZion



[[/folder]]

[[folder: Zion]]

!!Niobe
[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/niobe_3704.jpg]]

->''"What if all this, the prophecy, everything is bullshit?"''
->'''Played By:''' Jada Pinkett-Smith

Captain of the Logos, Niobe is Morpheus' ex-girlfriend who now is dating Commander Locke. Not a believer in Morpheus' prophecy, Niobe does however believe in Neo and lends him her ship in the third film to reach the Machine City. She is an AcePilot, driving the Hammer hovercraft to Zion whilst under attack from an army of Sentinels.

* AcePilot: Almost everyone views piloting a mechanical pipe as impossible; not only has Niobe done so, she's done it ''twice''. Once in her backstory, and once in the third film using someone else's ship.
-->'''Roland:''' Holy Christ, I didn't know this ship could do that! [...] God damn, woman, you can drive!
%%* ActionGirl
%%* TheCaptain
%%* SassyBlackWoman
* WorkingWithTheEx: Niobe gets on well with Morpheus and it's implied they become a couple again at the end of the third film.

!!Ghost
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_ghost_6258.png]]

->'''Played By''': Anthony Wong

Niobe's NumberTwo, Ghost is the best gunner in Zion. He was released from the Matrix on the same day as Trinity, and has unrequited feelings for her.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Ghost's love for Trinity is unrequited due to the latter being in love with Neo.

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[[folder: Zion]]

!!Niobe
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!!The Agents
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->''"What if all this,
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[[caption-width-right:340: ''[[Film/MenInBlack ....Here come
the prophecy, everything is bullshit?"''
->'''Played By:''' Jada Pinkett-Smith

Captain
Men in Black.]]'']]
-> '''Played by:''' Paul Goddard, Robert Taylor (Agents Brown and Jones respectively in the first film (top)), Daniel Bernhardt, David A. Kilde and Matt [=McColm=] (Upgraded Agents Johnson, Jackson and Thompson respectively in the second film (bottom)).

The EliteMooks
of the Logos, Niobe is Morpheus' ex-girlfriend Matrix, the Agents are suited men who now is dating Commander Locke. Not a believer in Morpheus' prophecy, Niobe does however believe in Neo and lends him her ship in act as the third film to reach the Machine City. She is an AcePilot, driving the Hammer hovercraft to Zion whilst under attack from an army of Sentinels.

* AcePilot: Almost everyone views piloting a mechanical pipe as impossible; not only has Niobe done so, she's done it ''twice''. Once in her backstory, and once in the third film using someone else's ship.
-->'''Roland:''' Holy Christ, I didn't know this ship could do that! [...] God damn, woman, you can drive!
%%* ActionGirl
%%* TheCaptain
%%* SassyBlackWoman
* WorkingWithTheEx: Niobe gets on well with Morpheus and it's implied they become a couple again at the end
sentinels of the third film.

!!Ghost
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_ghost_6258.png]]

->'''Played By''': Anthony Wong

Niobe's NumberTwo, Ghost is
computer world, hunting down and killing all redpills or potential ones. All of them wear CoolShades and earpieces symbolizing their connection to the best gunner in Zion. He was released from machine mainframe. The Agents are [[ImplacableMan Implacable Men]] and usually defy the physics of the Matrix on as redpills do. They materialize in the same day as Trinity, Matrix by possessing the bodies of bluepills, and has unrequited feelings for her.

if killed they can [[RespawningEnemies just do it again]].

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Ghost's love for Trinity is unrequited due to the latter being in love BadassInANiceSuit: Every agent wears a cool dark green suit with Neo.matching tie.



%%* TheGunslinger
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Ghost and Trinity see each other as siblings of sort since they were freed from the Matrix on the same day.
* NumberTwo: To Niobe.

!!Commander Jason Locke
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_jason_lock_914.png]]

->'''Played By''': Harry J. Lennix

The head of Zion's defensive forces, Commander Locke is quite angry a lot of the time, but wants nothing more than to defend Zion from the Machines, no matter the cost. He's in a relationship with Niobe, expanding on his feud with Morpheus further.

* TheBrigadier: He strongly disbelieves in Morpheus' belief in the Oracle's prophecy.
%%* FourStarBadass
* GeneralRipper: He claims he would be willing to put a gun into the hands of ''everyone'' in Zion to take down the Machines. Considering what's in store for the humans if the Machines win, it's somewhat understandable ''why'' he has that attitude.
* GoodIsNotNice: He may be the commander of the human forces, but...
%%* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a humorless tightass; people call him "Deadbolt" behind his back.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his attitude, he genuinely wants to protect Zion. He just has no tolerance for Morpheus' ways and can't understand why the Council keeps supporting him.
* ThatsAnOrder: Often uses this to get his commands understood.

!!Captain Mifune
[[quoteright:324:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_matrixrev-nl6_5806.png]]

->'''Played By''': Nathaniel Lees

Commander Locke's NumberTwo. Captain Mifune is much friendlier when compared to Locke, and leads Zion's army of [[AMechByAnyOtherName APUs]].

* AMechByAnyOtherName: Mifune's army consists of armoured personnel unit machines.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: [[spoiler:Captain Mifune is swamped by the Machine army, and dies with his face sliced and diced.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
* BattleCry: "KNUCKLE UP!" *the APUs all arm their cannons and assume a firing stance* "PRESEEEENT!!!" *everyone opens fire on the Sentinels*
* TheCaptain: Mifune leads the APU squadrons, while Locke oversees the overall defense operation.
%%* NumberTwo: To Captain Locke.
* PassingTheTorch: To Kid to open Zion's doors for the Hammer to arrive.
* RousingSpeech: Gives one to his APU troops.
-->All right! This is it! Now you all know me, so I'm gonna say this as simply as I can. If it's our time to die, it's our time. All I ask is, if we have to give these bastards our lives...''we give 'em hell before we do!''

!!The Kid
[[quoteright:342:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrix_the_kid_2974.png]]

->'''Played By''': Clayton Watson

A young redpill who was freed from the Matrix by Neo and of his own will. Now a TagalongKid, Kid deeply believes in Neo's ability to save mankind and is his biggest supporter. He [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]] in the third film to defend Zion.

* DrivenToSuicide: His "death" in the Animatrix story.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Takes over Captain Mifune's APU, despite having never successfully qualified in the sims, [[spoiler:although Captain Mifune claimed that he never qualified in the sims either.]]
* TagalongKid: His wide-eyed enthusiasm when introduced and eagerness to fight for Neo's cause seemed tailor-made to let audiences know that he was ''so'' going to die later on, however...
* TookALevelInBadass: In the third film he takes up Captain Mifune's APU to cut open Zion's jammed bay doors so the Hammer could enter and light off her EMP, and he lives to tell about it.

!!Bane/Agent Smith
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->'''Played By''': Ian Bliss

->''"There is nowhere I can't go, there is nowhere I won't find you."''

A redpill who is possessed by Agent Smith in ''Reloaded''. In the real world, the possessed Bane physically harms himself and seeks mankind's destruction. During the films, he uses an EMP to disable a small fleet of hovercraft, preventing Zion's EMP counterattack and allowing the five ships to be destroyed, then attacking Neo and Trinity aboard the Logos, [[spoiler:blinding Neo. He (or at least the Smith code possessing him) is then decapitated by the blind man.]]

* BeardOfEvil: Bane's goatee serves as this once he's overwritten.
* DemonicPossession: Smith overwrites Bane's Matrix-self and then takes over Bane in the real world through the broadcast connection.
* FaceHeelTurn: Not of his own choice.
* FamousLastWords:
-->'''Real! Bane:''' [[AnswersToTheNameOfGod Oh, God.]]
-->'''Smith! Bane:''' It's not over, Mister Anderson. It's not over.
* FantasticRacism: Inhabiting a human body does nothing to reduce it; this Smith is even more determined to exterminate us.
-->I admit, it is difficult to even think, encased in this rotting piece of meat. The stink of it filling every breath, a suffocating cloud you can't escape. Disgusting. Look at how pathetically fragile it is. Nothing this ''weak'' [[OmnicidalManiac is meant to survive.]]
* GrandTheftMe: Has his mind overwritten by Smith.
* KickTheDog: Does this to Neo and mankind throughout the films.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bane gains Smith's intelligence and deceit.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Neo braining Bane with a pipe explodes "Smith"'s head from his perspective.]]
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: It takes several "Mister Andersons" and an "I want what you want" for Neo to accept that, yes, Smith has somehow followed him into the human world.
-->'''Neo:''' It can't be. It's impossible.\\
'''Smith:''' Not impossible. [[CatchPhrase Inevitable.]]

!!Roland
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->'''Played By''': David Roberts

Captain of the ''Mjolnir'', Roland is a grouchy and cynical man who disbelieves in the One and Neo's ability to stop the war.

* AscendedExtra: In ''The Matrix Reloaded'', he only appears in the opening and ending scenes. He becomes a supporting character in the third film.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Mjolnir''.
%%* TheCynic
%%* GrumpyBear
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* VerbalTic: He has a tendency to say "Goddamn" a lot.

!!Zee
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->'''Played By''': Nona Gaye

Link's wife, and Tank and Dozer's sister.

!!Cas
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->'''Played By''': Creator/GinaTorres

Dozer's widow.

!!Maggie
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->'''Played By''': Essie Davis

The Medical Officer aboard the Hammer.

* CharacterDeath: Bane kills her before making his escape.
* TheMedic: She's introduced monitoring Neo and Bane's vital signs while they're unconscious.
* TheReveal: Specifically, that Neo's vitals and brain functions are like someone who's jacked into the Matrix instead of simply unconscious or comatose, setting up Morpheus, Trinity, and Seraph's attempt to free him from the Merovingian.

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[[folder: Agents]]

!!The Agents
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[[caption-width-right:340: ''[[Film/MenInBlack ....Here come the Men in Black.]]'']]
-> '''Played by:''' Paul Goddard, Robert Taylor (Agents Brown and Jones respectively in the first film (top)), Daniel Bernhardt, David A. Kilde and Matt [=McColm=] (Upgraded Agents Johnson, Jackson and Thompson respectively in the second film (bottom)).

The EliteMooks of the Matrix, the Agents are suited men who act as the sentinels of the computer world, hunting down and killing all redpills or potential ones. All of them wear CoolShades and earpieces symbolizing their connection to the machine mainframe. The Agents are [[ImplacableMan Implacable Men]] and usually defy the physics of the Matrix as redpills do. They materialize in the Matrix by possessing the bodies of bluepills, and if killed they can [[RespawningEnemies just do it again]].

* BadassInANiceSuit: Every agent wears a cool dark green suit with matching tie.
%%* CoolShades
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* Characters/TheMatrixPrograms



[[folder: Programs]]

!!The Oracle
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_matrixtheoracle_8245.png]]

->'''Played By''': Gloria Foster & Mary Alice

->''"We can never see past the choices we don't understand."''

An Exile, a "rogue program" in the Matrix, who helps the human resistance at times with her cryptic advice. She can see into the future, but prefers her visitors to make up "their own damn minds" in deciding their actions. The Architect refers to her as the mother of the Matrix. She is [[spoiler: possessed by Smith in ''Revolutions'', causing him to gain powers similar to Neo's, but this ultimately proves part of his defeat.]]

* ApronMatron: She is introduced wearing an apron and baking cookies during her first meeting with Neo.
* BenevolentAI: She ultimately wants peace between the humans and machines and is willing to play "a very dangerous game" to see that happen.
* CatchPhrase: "Make up your own damn mind."
* TheChessmaster: A lot of it relied on her "pawns" [[BatmanGambit behaving a certain way]], but in the end she got exactly what she wanted.
%%* CoolOldLady
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* GambitRoulette: Being an oracle, it's more believable, but she's still a computer program in a self-admitted less than perfect computer.
%%* GuileHero
* HeelFaceTurn: At some point before the movies, she got tired of leading the Zionites of each generation into false hope and ultimately futile actions and decided to pull strings to prevent Zion from being destroyed again and cause a cease-fire between Man and Machine.
* MagicalNegro: Her appearance in the virtual world.
* ManipulativeBastard: Though her intentions are good. The last scene of the trilogy is her and the Architect commenting on the "dangerous game" she's played to end the war.
%%* TheOmniscient
* TheNthDoctor: The Oracle had two actresses during the films, Gloria Foster died and was replaced with Mary Alice. The in-universe explanation was that Rama-Khandra gave the Merovingian the Oracle's shell codes, causing her to gain a new physical appearance.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: "Don't worry about the vase."
* TeamMom: Not just to the Neo and Co. she is literally the [[spoiler: Mother of the Matrix.]] Which is how Smith got similar powers to The One through her.
* YouMonster: When Smith revealed what he did to Sati, the weary Oracle can only reply that he's a sick bastard.

!!The Merovingian
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_merovingian-1_3405.png]]

->'''Played By''': Lambert Wilson

-> '''Neo:''' What does he want?
-> '''Oracle:''' What do all men with power want? More power.

A powerful Frenchman Exile. Considering himself a businessman, the Merovingian believes in "cause and effect", is very manipulative, enjoys the finer things in life, and despises the Oracle. He has a wife named Persephone, who he often cheats on. He holds the Keymaker captive, but he is freed by Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and Persephone getting payback on him.

* CallingYourBathroomBreaks: "Please, ma cherie, I have told you. We are all victims of causality. I drank too much wine, I must take a piss."
* CampStraight: As far as we know. He is so refined that he [[SissyVillain appears effeminate]], but he only shows interest in women.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: He owns both a (seemingly) high-class restaurant and the openly hedonistic Club Hel.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench:
--> "I have sampled every language; French is my favourite. Fantastic language, especially to curse with. ''[string of profanity]'' [[SophisticatedAsHell It's like wiping your ass with silk.]]"
* FaceHeelTurn: Persephone claims he was once like ''Neo'', and is bored to death with the self-satisfied hedonist he's become.
%%* FlunkyBoss
%%* FrenchJerk
%%* TheHedonist
* JustAStupidAccent: In-universe even, since he's a program who just pretends to be French for fun.
* KnowledgeBroker: A self-described trafficker of information.
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MeaningfulName: The Merovingian dynasty were Frankish royals with close ties to the church.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Not Merv himself, but many of his underlings are programs that resemble vampires and werewolves.
%%* NonActionGuy
* PowerPerversionPotential: Reprograms a cake so that the woman who eats it gets an orgasm.
%%* SissyVillain

!!Persephone
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_persephone_5351.png]]

->'''Played By''': Creator/MonicaBellucci

->''"[[IronicEcho Cause and Effect]], my love."''

The Merovingian's wife and fellow Exile, Persephone is tired of her husband's cynical shenanigans and affairs with other women, prompting her to aid Neo to free the Keymaker.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's mostly apathetic and [[MsFanservice is very attractive to boot]].
* EmotionEater: Apparently, she can read a person's emotions if they kiss her and gets off on doing so because of her loveless marriage.
-->To be honest, I do enjoy the taste of tears. But there is something I enjoy so much more.
* LadyInRed: scarlet dress in ''Revolutions''.
* MeaningfulName: Persephone was the unhappy wife of Hades in Greek myth. One of Merv and Persephone's {{Deadly Decadent Court}}s is called Club Hel.
* MsFanservice: A translucent white dress in ''Reloaded'' and a red, very low cut leather getup in ''Revolutions''.
* ThePowerOfLove: Persephone convinces the Merovingian to surrender Neo in ''Revolutions'', acknowledging how far Trinity will go to rescue her lover.
* TrueLovesKiss: Persephone allows Neo to see the Keymaker if he kisses her like he kisses Trinity.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a translucent dirty white dress in ''Reloaded''.
* WomanScorned: She is very, very sick of the Merovingian's antics and cheating.

!!The Architect
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->'''Played By''': Helmut Bakaitis

->''"What do you think I am - human?"''

The program that created and acts as maintainer and chief administrator of the Matrix.

%%* BeardOfEvil
* ClockKing: His purpose is to balance out the equation, and he factors in the unpredictability of others to make his predictions more accurate.
* EmotionlessBoy: His dialogue implies that he is a "being" of pure logic and mathematical reasoning, with little to no capacity for emotion or empathy. Thus, he displays almost no emotion during his scenes with Neo, except cold disdain at Neo's determination and a rather smug arrogance.
* ManInWhite: His appearance in the virtual world.
* MrExposition: His purpose is basically to give Neo an extended version of the history of the Matrix we got from Smith in the first movie, and to tell Neo his ultimate function.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: To an extreme; his dialogue is crammed full of $10 words and convoluted phrasing. He's not quite as bad during his appearance in the third movie, though.
* SmugSnake: Has his moments as machines like to think they're superior to humans in every way.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* YouCantFightFate: The Oracle contemptuously notes that he ''can't'' guess the outcome of ''any'' choice, and simply has to plug them in as variables in his calculations.

!!The Keymaker
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->'''Played By''': Randall Duk Kim

An exiled program who appears as a middle-aged Asian man. He carries numerous keys that allow him access to the backdoors and secret passages of the Matrix. Able to unlock a door to the Architect's chamber, the Keymaker is imprisoned by the Merovingian until Neo and co. rescue him. He is [[spoiler: gunned down by the numerous Agent Smiths.]]

* BadassGrandpa: The Keymaker is pretty sturdy, surviving the whole car crash sequence without a scratch despite being attacked by Agents, the Twins, cops, and flung around like a toy.
* CaptainObvious: When Neo meets him for the first time, he is sitting at a table in a room full of keys, while crafting another one. His words after Neo's introduction: "I am the Keymaker".
* CoolKey: Take your pick. He's got a room full of them.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Keymaker]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gunned down by Smith, although he claims it was meant to be.]]
%%* KeyUnderTheDoormat
* MasterOfUnlocking: If it's got a lock, he has the key. [[spoiler:Hilariously, he ''just happens'' to have the key to a motorcycle Trinity finds on the freeway.]]
* SkeletonKey: Is basically this for all of the Matrix.

!!Seraph
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seraph_2266.png]]

->'''Played By''': Collin Chou

-> ''You do not truly know someone until you fight them.''

The Oracle's bodyguard, an Exile who appears as a soft-spoken Asian man with kung fu powers. He once worked for the Merovingian, and had a few run-ins with Smith back when the latter was still part of the system.

* ApologeticAttacker: Whenever he fights someone to make sure they are who they say they are, he apologizes [[PreEmptiveApology in advance]].
* {{Badass}}: He's the only program who can fight [[TheChosenOne the One]] to a standstill.
* BodyguardBetrayal: He betrayed the Merovingian to work for the Oracle.
* BrokenAngel: If the name wasn't a hint, the Merovingian and co. like calling him "wingless", etc. The Online game suggests he once had actual wings, but lost them as punishment for his betrayal.
* LightningBruiser: Seraph can match Neo in both speed and fighting prowess.
* MasterOfUnlocking: Can access the backdoors of the Matrix like the Keymaker.
* MeaningfulName: As in Seraphim.
* MeditationPowerup: When Neo sees his code, he perceives Seraph as shining with many points of light.
%%* TellMeHowYouFight

!!The Twins
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrix_twins_2673.png]]

->'''Played By''': Adrian & Neil Rayment

A duo of identical programs who work for the Merovingian. They can turn into ghost-like forms and pass through solid objects.

* BadassLongcoat: [[ManInWhite Solid white]], of course.
%%* CreepyTwins
* DissonantSerenity: They don't get many lines, but even counting facial and body language, the most emotion they ''ever'' show is in their "We are getting aggravated" line. And even ''that'' is delivered in a CreepyMonotone.
* {{Dreadlock Warrior}}s: Both of them sport one.
* {{Evil Albino}}s: Their skin is the same pasty white as their clothes.
* HealingFactor: When they go intangible, any wounds they suffered while corporeal are healed.
* {{Improbable Weapon User}}s: When everyone else uses guns or fists, [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight knives just]] [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight look silly]].
* {{Intangible M|an}}en: They can turn into an incorporeal (and rather monstrous-looking) form to avoid physical damage and heal their wounds.
* KnifeNut: Where most characters have certain guns as their WeaponOfChoice, the Twins seem to like straight razors. They still use an automatic weapon during the highway chase.
* [[ManInWhite Men In White]]: White tuxedos, white longcoats, white skin, white hair, white knives, the list goes on. They even gain a white aura when intangible.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Several of the Merovingian's lackeys have special abilities that are loosely based on various supernatural creatures. In the case of the Twins, they appear to be based on ghosts given their albino complexions and intangibility powers.
* RoyalWe: Each of the twins refers to himself as "We" since they're identical programs.
* SiblingTeam: well duh, they're ''the twins''.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry
--> "We are getting aggravated."\\
"Yes, we are.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They're sent flying into the air after Morpheus totals their car, but it's not clear if they died or not.

!!Rama-Khandra, Kamala and Sati
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A family of programs, Rama-Khandra and Kamala created Sati out of love but are forced to leave her in the Matrix with the Oracle, as she serves no purpose to the Machines. Going to the Merovingian for help, Rama-Khandra gives him the Oracle's shell codes, causing her to change her appearance. They meet Neo in Mobil Avenue and are taken by the Trainman to the Matrix. Rama-Khandra and Kamala return to the Machine City.

* ChekhovsGunman: Rama-Khandra appears for all of seven seconds in ''Reloaded'', being led away from the Merovingian's table. He then disappears until ''Revolutions''.
%%* DaddysGirl: Sati.
* ElementalBaggage: Sati can alter the weather in the Matrix.
%%* MamaBear: Kamala.
* PapaWolf: Rama-Khandra. He is willing to do anything to ensure that his daughter has a good life.

!!The Trainman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrix_trainman_3667.png]]

->'''Played By''': Bruce Spence

A program designed to smuggle Exiles in and out of the Matrix. Appearing as a dirty tramp-like man, the Trainman can teleport by leaping into the path of a train. He controls Mobil Avenue and works for the Merovingian.

* ClockKing: Knows ''exactly'' when trains in the Matrix are due, to the extent of being able to blindly leap in front of them to lose pursuers.
%%* CoolTrain
%%* DomainHolder
* EarlyBirdCameo: He first shows up in a brief cutscene in ''EnterTheMatrix''.
--> Seventy-two hours... [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} That's exactly how long Zion lasted last time.]]]]
* AGodAmI: Gives one of these speeches while kicking the crap out of Neo in his train station, as he is all-powerful there.
* HiddenBadass: He might look like a homeless bum, but within his train station, he can do whatever he wants.
* HomeFieldAdvantage: The Trainman is much more powerful than normal in the underground subway area he controls.
%%* RailroadTracksOfDoom
* SignificantAnagram: Mobil Avenue is Limbo. The Trainman himself is likely an allusion to Charon, the ferryman of the afterlife.
* VehicleVanish: disappears behind a train this way to escape pursuit from Seraph, Morpheus and Trinity.

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[[folder: Programs]]

!!The Oracle
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_matrixtheoracle_8245.png]]

->'''Played By''': Gloria Foster & Mary Alice

->''"We can never see past the choices we don't understand."''

An Exile, a "rogue program" in the Matrix, who helps the human resistance at times with her cryptic advice. She can see into the future, but prefers her visitors to make up "their own damn minds" in deciding their actions. The Architect refers to her as the mother of the Matrix. She is [[spoiler: possessed by Smith in ''Revolutions'', causing him to gain powers similar to Neo's, but this ultimately proves part of his defeat.]]

* ApronMatron: She is introduced wearing an apron and baking cookies during her first meeting with Neo.
* BenevolentAI: She ultimately wants peace between the humans and machines and is willing to play "a very dangerous game" to see that happen.
* CatchPhrase: "Make up your own damn mind."
* TheChessmaster: A lot of it relied on her "pawns" [[BatmanGambit behaving a certain way]], but in the end she got exactly what she wanted.
%%* CoolOldLady
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* GambitRoulette: Being an oracle, it's more believable, but she's still a computer program in a self-admitted less than perfect computer.
%%* GuileHero
* HeelFaceTurn: At some point before the movies, she got tired of leading the Zionites of each generation into false hope and ultimately futile actions and decided to pull strings to prevent Zion from being destroyed again and cause a cease-fire between Man and Machine.
* MagicalNegro: Her appearance in the virtual world.
* ManipulativeBastard: Though her intentions are good. The last scene of the trilogy is her and the Architect commenting on the "dangerous game" she's played to end the war.
%%* TheOmniscient
* TheNthDoctor: The Oracle had two actresses during the films, Gloria Foster died and was replaced with Mary Alice. The in-universe explanation was that Rama-Khandra gave the Merovingian the Oracle's shell codes, causing her to gain a new physical appearance.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: "Don't worry about the vase."
* TeamMom: Not just to the Neo and Co. she is literally the [[spoiler: Mother of the Matrix.]] Which is how Smith got similar powers to The One through her.
* YouMonster: When Smith revealed what he did to Sati, the weary Oracle can only reply that he's a sick bastard.

!!The Merovingian
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_merovingian-1_3405.png]]

->'''Played By''': Lambert Wilson

-> '''Neo:''' What does he want?
-> '''Oracle:''' What do all men with power want? More power.

A powerful Frenchman Exile. Considering himself a businessman, the Merovingian believes in "cause and effect", is very manipulative, enjoys the finer things in life, and despises the Oracle. He has a wife named Persephone, who he often cheats on. He holds the Keymaker captive, but he is freed by Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and Persephone getting payback on him.

* CallingYourBathroomBreaks: "Please, ma cherie, I have told you. We are all victims of causality. I drank too much wine, I must take a piss."
* CampStraight: As far as we know. He is so refined that he [[SissyVillain appears effeminate]], but he only shows interest in women.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: He owns both a (seemingly) high-class restaurant and the openly hedonistic Club Hel.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench:
--> "I have sampled every language; French is my favourite. Fantastic language, especially to curse with. ''[string of profanity]'' [[SophisticatedAsHell It's like wiping your ass with silk.]]"
* FaceHeelTurn: Persephone claims he was once like ''Neo'', and is bored to death with the self-satisfied hedonist he's become.
%%* FlunkyBoss
%%* FrenchJerk
%%* TheHedonist
* JustAStupidAccent: In-universe even, since he's a program who just pretends to be French for fun.
* KnowledgeBroker: A self-described trafficker of information.
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MeaningfulName: The Merovingian dynasty were Frankish royals with close ties to the church.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Not Merv himself, but many of his underlings are programs that resemble vampires and werewolves.
%%* NonActionGuy
* PowerPerversionPotential: Reprograms a cake so that the woman who eats it gets an orgasm.
%%* SissyVillain

!!Persephone
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_persephone_5351.png]]

->'''Played By''': Creator/MonicaBellucci

->''"[[IronicEcho Cause and Effect]], my love."''

The Merovingian's wife and fellow Exile, Persephone is tired of her husband's cynical shenanigans and affairs with other women, prompting her to aid Neo to free the Keymaker.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's mostly apathetic and [[MsFanservice is very attractive to boot]].
* EmotionEater: Apparently, she can read a person's emotions if they kiss her and gets off on doing so because of her loveless marriage.
-->To be honest, I do enjoy the taste of tears. But there is something I enjoy so much more.
* LadyInRed: scarlet dress in ''Revolutions''.
* MeaningfulName: Persephone was the unhappy wife of Hades in Greek myth. One of Merv and Persephone's {{Deadly Decadent Court}}s is called Club Hel.
* MsFanservice: A translucent white dress in ''Reloaded'' and a red, very low cut leather getup in ''Revolutions''.
* ThePowerOfLove: Persephone convinces the Merovingian to surrender Neo in ''Revolutions'', acknowledging how far Trinity will go to rescue her lover.
* TrueLovesKiss: Persephone allows Neo to see the Keymaker if he kisses her like he kisses Trinity.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a translucent dirty white dress in ''Reloaded''.
* WomanScorned: She is very, very sick of the Merovingian's antics and cheating.

!!The Architect
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_architect-matrix_1282.png]]

->'''Played By''': Helmut Bakaitis

->''"What do you think I am - human?"''

The program that created and acts as maintainer and chief administrator of the Matrix.

%%* BeardOfEvil
* ClockKing: His purpose is to balance out the equation, and he factors in the unpredictability of others to make his predictions more accurate.
* EmotionlessBoy: His dialogue implies that he is a "being" of pure logic and mathematical reasoning, with little to no capacity for emotion or empathy. Thus, he displays almost no emotion during his scenes with Neo, except cold disdain at Neo's determination and a rather smug arrogance.
* ManInWhite: His appearance in the virtual world.
* MrExposition: His purpose is basically to give Neo an extended version of the history of the Matrix we got from Smith in the first movie, and to tell Neo his ultimate function.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: To an extreme; his dialogue is crammed full of $10 words and convoluted phrasing. He's not quite as bad during his appearance in the third movie, though.
* SmugSnake: Has his moments as machines like to think they're superior to humans in every way.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* YouCantFightFate: The Oracle contemptuously notes that he ''can't'' guess the outcome of ''any'' choice, and simply has to plug them in as variables in his calculations.

!!The Keymaker
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->'''Played By''': Randall Duk Kim

An exiled program who appears as a middle-aged Asian man. He carries numerous keys that allow him access to the backdoors and secret passages of the Matrix. Able to unlock a door to the Architect's chamber, the Keymaker is imprisoned by the Merovingian until Neo and co. rescue him. He is [[spoiler: gunned down by the numerous Agent Smiths.]]

* BadassGrandpa: The Keymaker is pretty sturdy, surviving the whole car crash sequence without a scratch despite being attacked by Agents, the Twins, cops, and flung around like a toy.
* CaptainObvious: When Neo meets him for the first time, he is sitting at a table in a room full of keys, while crafting another one. His words after Neo's introduction: "I am the Keymaker".
* CoolKey: Take your pick. He's got a room full of them.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Keymaker]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gunned down by Smith, although he claims it was meant to be.]]
%%* KeyUnderTheDoormat
* MasterOfUnlocking: If it's got a lock, he has the key. [[spoiler:Hilariously, he ''just happens'' to have the key to a motorcycle Trinity finds on the freeway.]]
* SkeletonKey: Is basically this for all of the Matrix.

!!Seraph
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->'''Played By''': Collin Chou

-> ''You do not truly know someone until you fight them.''

The Oracle's bodyguard, an Exile who appears as a soft-spoken Asian man with kung fu powers. He once worked for the Merovingian, and had a few run-ins with Smith back when the latter was still part of the system.

* ApologeticAttacker: Whenever he fights someone to make sure they are who they say they are, he apologizes [[PreEmptiveApology in advance]].
* {{Badass}}: He's the only program who can fight [[TheChosenOne the One]] to a standstill.
* BodyguardBetrayal: He betrayed the Merovingian to work for the Oracle.
* BrokenAngel: If the name wasn't a hint, the Merovingian and co. like calling him "wingless", etc. The Online game suggests he once had actual wings, but lost them as punishment for his betrayal.
* LightningBruiser: Seraph can match Neo in both speed and fighting prowess.
* MasterOfUnlocking: Can access the backdoors of the Matrix like the Keymaker.
* MeaningfulName: As in Seraphim.
* MeditationPowerup: When Neo sees his code, he perceives Seraph as shining with many points of light.
%%* TellMeHowYouFight

!!The Twins
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->'''Played By''': Adrian & Neil Rayment

A duo of identical programs who work for the Merovingian. They can turn into ghost-like forms and pass through solid objects.

* BadassLongcoat: [[ManInWhite Solid white]], of course.
%%* CreepyTwins
* DissonantSerenity: They don't get many lines, but even counting facial and body language, the most emotion they ''ever'' show is in their "We are getting aggravated" line. And even ''that'' is delivered in a CreepyMonotone.
* {{Dreadlock Warrior}}s: Both of them sport one.
* {{Evil Albino}}s: Their skin is the same pasty white as their clothes.
* HealingFactor: When they go intangible, any wounds they suffered while corporeal are healed.
* {{Improbable Weapon User}}s: When everyone else uses guns or fists, [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight knives just]] [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight look silly]].
* {{Intangible M|an}}en: They can turn into an incorporeal (and rather monstrous-looking) form to avoid physical damage and heal their wounds.
* KnifeNut: Where most characters have certain guns as their WeaponOfChoice, the Twins seem to like straight razors. They still use an automatic weapon during the highway chase.
* [[ManInWhite Men In White]]: White tuxedos, white longcoats, white skin, white hair, white knives, the list goes on. They even gain a white aura when intangible.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Several of the Merovingian's lackeys have special abilities that are loosely based on various supernatural creatures. In the case of the Twins, they appear to be based on ghosts given their albino complexions and intangibility powers.
* RoyalWe: Each of the twins refers to himself as "We" since they're identical programs.
* SiblingTeam: well duh, they're ''the twins''.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry
--> "We are getting aggravated."\\
"Yes, we are.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They're sent flying into the air after Morpheus totals their car, but it's not clear if they died or not.

!!Rama-Khandra, Kamala and Sati
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A family of programs, Rama-Khandra and Kamala created Sati out of love but are forced to leave her in the Matrix with the Oracle, as she serves no purpose to the Machines. Going to the Merovingian for help, Rama-Khandra gives him the Oracle's shell codes, causing her to change her appearance. They meet Neo in Mobil Avenue and are taken by the Trainman to the Matrix. Rama-Khandra and Kamala return to the Machine City.

* ChekhovsGunman: Rama-Khandra appears for all of seven seconds in ''Reloaded'', being led away from the Merovingian's table. He then disappears until ''Revolutions''.
%%* DaddysGirl: Sati.
* ElementalBaggage: Sati can alter the weather in the Matrix.
%%* MamaBear: Kamala.
* PapaWolf: Rama-Khandra. He is willing to do anything to ensure that his daughter has a good life.

!!The Trainman
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->'''Played By''': Bruce Spence

A program designed to smuggle Exiles in and out of the Matrix. Appearing as a dirty tramp-like man, the Trainman can teleport by leaping into the path of a train. He controls Mobil Avenue and works for the Merovingian.

* ClockKing: Knows ''exactly'' when trains in the Matrix are due, to the extent of being able to blindly leap in front of them to lose pursuers.
%%* CoolTrain
%%* DomainHolder
* EarlyBirdCameo: He first shows up in a brief cutscene in ''EnterTheMatrix''.
--> Seventy-two hours... [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} That's exactly how long Zion lasted last time.]]]]
* AGodAmI: Gives one of these speeches while kicking the crap out of Neo in his train station, as he is all-powerful there.
* HiddenBadass: He might look like a homeless bum, but within his train station, he can do whatever he wants.
* HomeFieldAdvantage: The Trainman is much more powerful than normal in the underground subway area he controls.
%%* RailroadTracksOfDoom
* SignificantAnagram: Mobil Avenue is Limbo. The Trainman himself is likely an allusion to Charon, the ferryman of the afterlife.
* VehicleVanish: disappears behind a train this way to escape pursuit from Seraph, Morpheus and Trinity.
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!!Neo/Thomas Anderson
[[quoteright:313:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neo_hero_1444.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:313:''"I know kung fu."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KeanuReeves

->''"My name...is '''Neo'''."''

The protagonist of the series and the ChosenOne to liberate mankind from the virtual world where the machines have imprisoned them. His Matrix identity is Thomas A. Anderson, a software company office employee and computer hacker. He gets freed from the Matrix by Morpheus and his gang, and gradually learns about his destiny.

* AntiAntiChrist: As ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' revealed, the purpose of The One was actually yet another method of machines controlling humanity in that basically the One would spare some people in Zion before Zion is destroyed and then the cycle continues, and there were several "The Ones" before Neo and his predecessor. However, Neo rejects this path, and ends up granting humanity true freedom after destroying Smith, and himself in the process.
* AntiHero: In the first movie, of course growing out of it to become TheHero.
* {{Badass}}: Not at first, but he gradually becomes this and by the end of the first film, he's a world-class combatant who can hold his own against Agents.
* BadassLongcoat: The duster from the lobby scene in the first movie. In the sequels, part of his standard getup in the Matrix is a coat styled after a priest's cassock.
* BadassNormal: Even before he became the One, he was among the handful of those, if not the ''only'' person, who was actually successful in taking out an Agent empty-handed.
* BattleCouple: With Trinity.
* BigGood: Due to being [[TheChosenOne The One]].
* TheChosenOne: The Prophecy makes him into one. [[spoiler:Turns out it's just more manipulation by the machines.]]
* CoolShades: A ''Matrix'' trademark.
* TheCracker: Was a hacker as a bluepill.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler: His dead body was positioned this way when being taken in ''Revolutions''.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Why does he keep going? Because he can. Because he chooses to.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: He loses his eyes in ''Revolutions'' when the Smith-possessed Bane shoves a severed power cable in his face.]]
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: Neo is told to do this through his computer, and shortly after follows a girl with a white rabbit tattoo to Trinity, and then Morpheus, and beyond.
* DoNotCallMePaul: "My name... is Neo." However, Smith almost always calls him Mr. Anderson in the sequels and Neo doesn't say either of these to him.
* GunsAkimbo: Neo's general preference in armed combat is this. The lobby scene in the first movie alone features Neo's almost exclusive use of several pairs of guns.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Has his eyes completely burned by Bane!Smith, but kills him anyway thanks to his machine-like vision.]]
%%* TheHero
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions.'']]
* InstantExpert: Justified since it is in the Matrix.
* LegacyCharacter: There was one guy before Neo who was powerful enough to make the Matrix his own playground.[[spoiler: It's later revealed there were actually 5 Ones throughout the history of the Matrix prior to Neo.]]
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: The above-mentioned line, [[spoiler:after which he smashes Smith into the ceiling in the first show of his power as [[TheChosenOne The One]].]]
* NiceGuy: Even before he becomes The One, what can be more nicer than helping his landlady take out the garbage.
* NotInKansasAnymore: When he first wakes up in reality. Right before this, Cypher warns him:
--> Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye!
* OneManArmy: Fights against many Smith clones in the second film
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Used by Neo and Trinity to resurrect each other.]]
* ScrewDestiny: See the spoiler at the top.
* SignificantAnagram: Neo can be scrambled to be spelled as One, as in "[[TheChosenOne The One]]".
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The ''Path of Neo'' game, maybe.]]
* TheStoic: His voice is flat and his posture is collected.
* SuperpowerLottery: He has [[FlyingBrick super strength, super reflexes and agility, flight, and can even disable machines with his mind.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Actually, several levels for that matter. Went from a geek who [[WimpFight can't fight at all]] to a world-class martial artist in 10 hours, thanks to NeuralImplanting.
** Taken even further when he chooses to be The One, gaining powers inside The Matrix, and further still, when he starts gaining outside of it.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Mocked by Cypher in the first film.

!!Trinity
[[quoteright:128:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trinity-sunglasses_6593.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''"Dodge this."'']]
->'''Played By''': [[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Carrie-Anne Moss]]

->''"It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the question that brought you here."''

The second-in-command of the human resistance and Neo's eventual love interest. She is an amazing fighter and steals most of the fight scenes during the trilogy.

* ActionGirl: Her introductory scene establishes her as a more than competent fighter.
* ActionGirlfriend: She and Neo are a BattleCouple.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is usually keeps to herself and is unfettered.
* BadassLongcoat: She dons a trenchcoat in the Matrix, though she drops it later.
* BattleCouple: With Neo.
%%* CoolShades
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Not long before Neo does.]]
* SamusIsAGirl[=/=]ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Neo believed Trinity to be a man before meeting her, and in ''The Animatrix'', three other people refer to Trinity as "he" before they meet her. This is apparently quite common, yet they're not that surprised to learn Trinity is a she.
-->'''Neo''': Jesus, ummm...\\
'''Trinity''': What?\\
'''Neo''': Well, it's just, um...I thought you were a guy.\\
'''Trinity''': *slight smile* Most guys do.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is taller than most of the men.
* VerbThis: Her "Dodge this." comment to the Agent she [[BoomHeadshot head-shoots]] in the first movie served as the former TropeNamer. She pulls a similar line on Persephone in ''Reloaded'' when Persephone asks to sample "the feeling of love" from Neo.
-->Why don't you sample this instead? *points her gun at Persephone*
* WomanInBlack: Wears mostly black [[HellbentForLeather leather]] while inside The matrix.

!!Morpheus
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"You think that's air you're breathing now?"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/LaurenceFishburne

->''"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."''

The most notorious terrorist in the Matrix world and the leader of the human resistance outside of Zion. He is the first who reveals the existence of the Matrix, and becomes Neo's mentor and teacher.

* {{Badass}}: He is a formidable fighter and thought TheHero to be one himself.
* BadassLongcoat: An ankle-length snakeskin duster, no less.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He is TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew.
* BaldOfAwesome: He is very {{Badass}}.
* BringIt: The most important thing he taught Neo? That awesome stance.
* TheCaptain: Morpheus' official role is as the captain of the ''Nebuchadnezzar''; everything else is his personal mission.
* ContemplateOurNavels: He's very prone to go into philosophical lectures.
* CoolShades: Super-reflective pince nez sunglasses.
* AFatherToHisMen: The crew of the Neb would follow him to their deaths without hesitation.
* HeroicBSOD: He didn't take it very well when he learned everything he believed in was "another system of control".
-->I have dreamed a dream... but now that dream has gone from me.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: "The honor is mine / is still mine."
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Defied by Neo in the first movie, and it sticks that way. Morpheus is the only lead to make it through the entire trilogy.]]
* MrExposition: He delivers several key {{Info Dump}}s to Neo in the first movie; the Oracle picks up the slack in the sequels.
* TheObiWan: Fulfills every aspect [[spoiler:except the "dying to save the hero" bit; the closest he comes to this is allowing himself to be captured so the others can escape. Neo ''refusing'' to leave him behind is one of his most important decisions.]]
* SingleTear: At the end of ''Revolutions'' when the war ended. In a way, the prophecy ''did'' come to pass.
* SupportingLeader: Despite being TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew, Neo is TheHero of the story.
* ThereIsNoTry: "Stop ''trying'' to hit me and ''hit'' me!"
* WaistcoatOfStyle: At least in ''Reloaded''.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Morpheus views every human who is unconsciously in the Matrix (which is 90% of mankind) as a potential enemy, and blasts them away without a second thought. {{Justified|Trope}} since, as he explains to Neo, anyone in that situation can become an Agent at any moment.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A rare heroic example.
* WorkingWithTheEx: He works the guns on the ''Mjolnir'' while Niobe pilots as they race to Zion in ''Revolutions''.

!!Cypher
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrixcypher_6397.png]]

->'''Played By''': Joe Pantoliano

->''"Ignorance is bliss."''

A member of the human resistance against the Machines and part of Morpheus' gang. It was a nasty shock to him when he was jerked out of the Matrix and forced to live in the hellish real world, leading to him becoming [[spoiler:a traitor, willing to doom Zion-based mankind in order to get back into the Matrix.]]

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: His feelings towards Trinity.
%%* BaldOfEvil
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!!The Oracle
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->''"My name...is '''Neo'''.
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->''"We can never see past the choices we don't understand.
"''

The protagonist of the series and the ChosenOne to liberate mankind from the virtual world where the machines have imprisoned them. His Matrix identity is Thomas A. Anderson, An Exile, a software company office employee and computer hacker. He gets freed from the Matrix by Morpheus and his gang, and gradually learns about his destiny.

* AntiAntiChrist: As ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' revealed, the purpose of The One was actually yet another method of machines controlling humanity in that basically the One would spare some people in Zion before Zion is destroyed and then the cycle continues, and there were several "The Ones" before Neo and his predecessor. However, Neo rejects this path, and ends up granting humanity true freedom after destroying Smith, and himself
"rogue program" in the process.
* AntiHero: In the first movie, of course growing out of it to become TheHero.
* {{Badass}}: Not at first, but he gradually becomes this and by the end of the first film, he's a world-class combatant who can hold his own against Agents.
* BadassLongcoat: The duster from the lobby scene in the first movie. In the sequels, part of his standard getup in the Matrix is a coat styled after a priest's cassock.
* BadassNormal: Even before he became the One, he was among the handful of those, if not the ''only'' person, who was actually successful in taking out an Agent empty-handed.
* BattleCouple: With Trinity.
* BigGood: Due to being [[TheChosenOne The One]].
* TheChosenOne: The Prophecy makes him into one. [[spoiler:Turns out it's just more manipulation by the machines.]]
* CoolShades: A ''Matrix'' trademark.
* TheCracker: Was a hacker as a bluepill.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler: His dead body was positioned this way when being taken in ''Revolutions''.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Why does he keep going? Because he can. Because he chooses to.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: He loses his eyes in ''Revolutions'' when the Smith-possessed Bane shoves a severed power cable in his face.]]
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: Neo is told to do this through his computer, and shortly after follows a girl with a white rabbit tattoo to Trinity, and then Morpheus, and beyond.
* DoNotCallMePaul: "My name... is Neo." However, Smith almost always calls him Mr. Anderson in the sequels and Neo doesn't say either of these to him.
* GunsAkimbo: Neo's general preference in armed combat is this. The lobby scene in the first movie alone features Neo's almost exclusive use of several pairs of guns.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Has his eyes completely burned by Bane!Smith, but kills him anyway thanks to his machine-like vision.]]
%%* TheHero
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions.'']]
* InstantExpert: Justified since it is in the Matrix.
* LegacyCharacter: There was one guy before Neo who was powerful enough to make the Matrix his own playground.[[spoiler: It's later revealed there were actually 5 Ones throughout the history of the Matrix prior to Neo.]]
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: The above-mentioned line, [[spoiler:after which he smashes Smith into the ceiling in the first show of his power as [[TheChosenOne The One]].]]
* NiceGuy: Even before he becomes The One, what can be more nicer than helping his landlady take out the garbage.
* NotInKansasAnymore: When he first wakes up in reality. Right before this, Cypher warns him:
--> Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye!
* OneManArmy: Fights against many Smith clones in the second film
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Used by Neo and Trinity to resurrect each other.]]
* ScrewDestiny: See the spoiler at the top.
* SignificantAnagram: Neo can be scrambled to be spelled as One, as in "[[TheChosenOne The One]]".
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The ''Path of Neo'' game, maybe.]]
* TheStoic: His voice is flat and his posture is collected.
* SuperpowerLottery: He has [[FlyingBrick super strength, super reflexes and agility, flight, and can even disable machines with his mind.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Actually, several levels for that matter. Went from a geek who [[WimpFight can't fight at all]] to a world-class martial artist in 10 hours, thanks to NeuralImplanting.
** Taken even further when he chooses to be The One, gaining powers inside The
Matrix, and further still, when he starts gaining outside of it.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Mocked by Cypher in the first film.

!!Trinity
[[quoteright:128:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trinity-sunglasses_6593.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''"Dodge this."'']]
->'''Played By''': [[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Carrie-Anne Moss]]

->''"It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the question that brought you here."''

The second-in-command of
who helps the human resistance and Neo's eventual love interest. at times with her cryptic advice. She can see into the future, but prefers her visitors to make up "their own damn minds" in deciding their actions. The Architect refers to her as the mother of the Matrix. She is [[spoiler: possessed by Smith in ''Revolutions'', causing him to gain powers similar to Neo's, but this ultimately proves part of his defeat.]]

* ApronMatron: She is introduced wearing
an amazing fighter apron and steals most of the fight scenes baking cookies during the trilogy.

* ActionGirl: Her introductory scene establishes
her as a more than competent fighter.
* ActionGirlfriend: She and Neo are a BattleCouple.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is usually keeps to herself and is unfettered.
* BadassLongcoat: She dons a trenchcoat in the Matrix, though she drops it later.
* BattleCouple: With Neo.
%%* CoolShades
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Not long before Neo does.]]
* SamusIsAGirl[=/=]ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Neo believed Trinity to be a man before
first meeting her, with Neo.
* BenevolentAI: She ultimately wants peace between the humans
and in ''The Animatrix'', three other people refer machines and is willing to Trinity as "he" before they meet her. This is apparently quite common, yet they're not play "a very dangerous game" to see that surprised to learn Trinity is a she.
-->'''Neo''': Jesus, ummm...\\
'''Trinity''': What?\\
'''Neo''': Well, it's just, um...I thought you were a guy.\\
'''Trinity''': *slight smile* Most guys do.
happen.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is taller than most of the men.
* VerbThis: Her "Dodge this." comment to the Agent she [[BoomHeadshot head-shoots]] in the first movie served as the former TropeNamer. She pulls a similar line on Persephone in ''Reloaded'' when Persephone asks to sample "the feeling of love" from Neo.
-->Why don't you sample this instead? *points her gun at Persephone*
* WomanInBlack: Wears mostly black [[HellbentForLeather leather]] while inside The matrix.

!!Morpheus
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"You think that's air you're breathing now?"'']]
->'''Played By''': Creator/LaurenceFishburne

->''"I'm trying to free
CatchPhrase: "Make up your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."''

The most notorious terrorist in the Matrix world and the leader of the human resistance outside of Zion. He is the first who reveals the existence of the Matrix, and becomes Neo's mentor and teacher.

* {{Badass}}: He is a formidable fighter and thought TheHero to be one himself.
* BadassLongcoat: An ankle-length snakeskin duster, no less.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He is TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew.
* BaldOfAwesome: He is very {{Badass}}.
* BringIt: The most important thing he taught Neo? That awesome stance.
* TheCaptain: Morpheus' official role is as the captain of the ''Nebuchadnezzar''; everything else is his personal mission.
* ContemplateOurNavels: He's very prone to go into philosophical lectures.
* CoolShades: Super-reflective pince nez sunglasses.
* AFatherToHisMen: The crew of the Neb would follow him to their deaths without hesitation.
* HeroicBSOD: He didn't take it very well when he learned everything he believed in was "another system of control".
-->I have dreamed a dream... but now that dream has gone from me.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: "The honor is mine / is still mine.
own damn mind."
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Defied by Neo TheChessmaster: A lot of it relied on her "pawns" [[BatmanGambit behaving a certain way]], but in the first movie, and it sticks that way. Morpheus is the only lead to make it through the entire trilogy.]]
* MrExposition: He delivers several key {{Info Dump}}s to Neo in the first movie; the Oracle picks up the slack in the sequels.
* TheObiWan: Fulfills every aspect [[spoiler:except the "dying to save the hero" bit; the closest he comes to this is allowing himself to be captured so the others can escape. Neo ''refusing'' to leave him behind is one of his most important decisions.]]
* SingleTear: At
the end of ''Revolutions'' when the war ended. In a way, the prophecy ''did'' come to pass.
* SupportingLeader: Despite being TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew, Neo is TheHero of the story.
* ThereIsNoTry: "Stop ''trying'' to hit me and ''hit'' me!"
* WaistcoatOfStyle: At least in ''Reloaded''.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Morpheus views every human who is unconsciously in the Matrix (which is 90% of mankind) as a potential enemy, and blasts them away without a second thought. {{Justified|Trope}} since, as he explains to Neo, anyone in that situation can become an Agent at any moment.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A rare heroic example.
* WorkingWithTheEx: He works the guns on the ''Mjolnir'' while Niobe pilots as they race to Zion in ''Revolutions''.

!!Cypher
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matrixcypher_6397.png]]

->'''Played By''': Joe Pantoliano

->''"Ignorance is bliss."''

A member of the human resistance against the Machines and part of Morpheus' gang. It was a nasty shock to him when he was jerked out of the Matrix and forced to live in the hellish real world, leading to him becoming [[spoiler:a traitor, willing to doom Zion-based mankind in order to get back into the Matrix.]]

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: His feelings towards Trinity.
she got exactly what she wanted.
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* CoolShades
CoolOldLady



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:He makes a deal with the Machines to doom Zion in exchange for being plugged back into the Matrix.]]
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* MeaningfulName: Mr. Reagan.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: He spies on the crew for the Agents.]]

!!Link
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->'''Played By''': Creator/HaroldPerrineau

->''"All I know is that ship needs an operator. And right now that operator's me."''

The new operator on the Nebuchadnezzar after [[spoiler:Tank's off-screen death]], Link is Tank and Dozer's brother-in-law, married to their sister Zee. He provides comic relief for the films, often being bamboozled by Neo's powers.

* BlackBestFriend: To Morpheus and Neo.
* HeelFaithTurn: Link is given a religious pendant by his wife to bring him home, but he does not share her faith. By the end of the films, Link is so happy to have survived that he swears never to take it off.
* MuggleBestFriend: Link thinks Morpheus is crazy but is starting to believe in him because of Neo's powers.
* PlayfulHacker: While he's just as serious about his Operator duties as Tank was, Link seems to have a more loose and carefree attitude overall.
* PluckyComicRelief: His reactions to the events in the second film are hilarious.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Marcus Chong, who played Tank in the original film, left the film after a contract dispute it was established that operator Tank had died in between the first and second film. Link, who plays much the same role, suddenly appeared as his brother-in-law.

!!Tank
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->'''Played By''': Marcus Chong

->''"We're supposed to start with these operation programs first, but that's major boring shit, so let's do something a little more fun. How about... combat training."''

Tank is the ''Nebuchadnezzar'''s Operator, who oversees the team's operations in the Matrix and controls the various training simulations.

* {{Badass}}: He survives [[spoiler:Cypher]] shooting him with a plasma gun, and later [[spoiler:kills Cypher with the same gun]], then fights through his pain to get Neo and Trinity back into the Matrix to [[spoiler:save Morpheus from the Agents]].
* TheCracker: As the ship's Operator, he sets up the hack that gets the crew into the Matrix, then monitors the coding to let the team know what's going on and download hacks to them.
* KilledOffscreen: He's mentioned in the opening of ''Reloaded'' as having died, while he was definitely alive at the end of the original.
* MadeOfIron: Tank stoically fights through the pain of his plasma burns to resume his Operator duties.
* MissionControl: In charge of putting Neo and the others inside The Matrix as well as getting them out.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Marcus Chong's behavior behind the scenes was the reason Tank was removed from the sequels.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Tank dies at some point between the first and second movie; the exact cause isn't revealed.

!!Dozer
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->'''Played By''': Anthony Ray Parker

Dozer is Tank's brother. He gets little development, and is one of the first of the crew to be killed.

* AcePilot: Dozer pilots the ''Nebuchadnezzar'' during the scene that introduces the Sentinels.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Cypher]] fries him with a plasma gun after shooting Tank.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Lunges after [[spoiler:Cypher]] after he attacked Tank with the plasma gun.
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: He dies trying to stop [[spoiler:Cypher]] from killing the crew after he returns from the Matrix and shoots Tank.
* GeniusBruiser: He gives the explanation of the food goop's components during the breakfast scene.
* MilitaryMoonshiner: He brews up some sort of liquor in his spare time.
-->'''Cypher''': It's good for two things: de-greasing engines and killing brain cells.

!!Mouse
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->'''Played By''': Matt Doran

->''"To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."''

Mouse is the group's computer programmer; he created the Agent training program and possibly the other programs Neo is shown in. He's rather twitchy and frenetic, and appears to have created the "woman in the red dress" for more purposes than just a distraction in the Agent program.

* AwesomeButImpractical: His last stand involved using two Tommy-guns at full-auto, one in each hand. The recoil of which causes him to not hit a single SWAT member before they take him down.
* CharacterDeath: He's the first of the group to die, gunned down by the police as they storm the building the crew is trying to get out of after the meeting with the Oracle.
* TheHedonist: His offer to hook Neo up with the woman in the red dress, following by his rebuttal of Switch and Apoc's teasing and line about denying impulses, hint at a rather perverted side to him.
* MotorMouth: He has a tendency to slip into this when excited, which is most of the scenes he's in.
* PlayfulHacker: Builds training programs and then alters them for...more fun purposes.

!!Switch
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->'''Played By''': Belinda [=McClory=]

->''"Listen to me, copper-top. We don't have time for 20 Questions. Right now, you have two choices: our way, or the highway."''

Switch appears to have an enforcer-type role in the team, as she turns her gun on Neo the instant he's in the car to see Morpheus and doesn't have any patience for his confusion. She also seems to like to tease Mouse, unlike the more disdainful Apoc.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Along with her masculine haircut and suit, her comment about Mouse being "the digital pimp, hard at work!" after he tries to hook Neo up with the woman in the red dress, along with Mouse referring to her and Apoc as "hypocrites", implies that she may have taken Mouse up on that very offer.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Cypher]] kills her shortly after Apoc, in the same manner.
-->"Not like this... not like this."
* DeadpanSnarker: She's a lot more skeptical than the optimistic Trinity.
* WomanInWhite: While most of the main characters sport black leather or dark suits in the Matrix, along with dark sunglasses, Switch stands out in a white suit and orange sunset shades, to match her shocking bleach-blonde hair.

!!Apoc
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->'''Played By''': Julian Arahanga

->''"I hope the Oracle gave you some good news."''

Apoc gets little character development but has multiple functions during the film. He drives the car that brings Neo to Morpheus, runs the seeking program that finds Neo in the power plant, and helps cover the group's escape from the police and Agents after Neo meets with the Oracle.

* CharacterDeath: He is the first to be killed by [[spoiler:Cypher]], who yanks his Matrix jack out of his head.
* TheStoic: He is the most cool and collected of the group, and seems to have little patience for Mouse's jibber-jabber.

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[[folder: Programs]]

!!The Oracle
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->'''Played By''': Gloria Foster & Mary Alice

->''"We can never see past the choices we don't understand."''

An Exile, a "rogue program" in the Matrix, who helps the human resistance at times with her cryptic advice. She can see into the future, but prefers her visitors to make up "their own damn minds" in deciding their actions. The Architect refers to her as the mother of the Matrix. She is [[spoiler: possessed by Smith in ''Revolutions'', causing him to gain powers similar to Neo's, but this ultimately proves part of his defeat.]]

* ApronMatron: She is introduced wearing an apron and baking cookies during her first meeting with Neo.
* BenevolentAI: She ultimately wants peace between the humans and machines and is willing to play "a very dangerous game" to see that happen.
* CatchPhrase: "Make up your own damn mind."
* TheChessmaster: A lot of it relied on her "pawns" [[BatmanGambit behaving a certain way]], but in the end she got exactly what she wanted.
%%* CoolOldLady
%%* DeadpanSnarker
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* BigGood: Due to being [[TheChosenOne The One]].



* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler: His dead body was positioned this way when being taken in ''Revolutions''.]]



* EyeScream: He loses his eyes in ''Revolutions'' when the Smith-possessed Bane shoves a severed power cable in his face.

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: He loses his eyes in ''Revolutions'' when the Smith-possessed Bane shoves a severed power cable in his face.]]



* SignificantAnagram: Neo can be scrambled to be spelled as One, as in "[[TheChosenOne The One]]".



->'''Played By''': Creator/CarrieAnneMoss

to:

->'''Played By''': Creator/CarrieAnneMoss
[[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Carrie-Anne Moss]]



* ActionGirlfriend: She and Neo are a BattleCouple.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is usually keeps to herself and is unfettered.



* StatuesqueStunner: She is taller than most of the men.




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* WomanInBlack: Wears mostly black [[HellbentForLeather leather]] while inside The matrix.



%%* {{Badass}}

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%%* {{Badass}}* {{Badass}}: He is a formidable fighter and thought TheHero to be one himself.



%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* BaldOfAwesome

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%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He is TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew.
* BaldOfAwesome: He is very {{Badass}}.



* SupportingLeader: Despite being TheLeader of the Nebuchadnezzar crew, Neo is TheHero of the story.



* MissionControl: In charge of putting Neo and the others inside The Matrix as well as getting them out.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's mostly apathetic and [[MsFanservice is very attractive to boot]].



* LadyInRed: scarlet dress in ''Revolutions''.



* WomanInWhite: Wears a translucent dirty white dress in ''Reloaded''.



* {{Dreadlock Warrior}}s: Both of them sport one.



%%* SiblingTeam

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%%* SiblingTeam* SiblingTeam: well duh, they're ''the twins''.



%%* SinisterShades

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%%* SinisterShades* SinisterShades: He almost always wears his CoolShades, at the same time as doing his dirty work.
20th Sep '14 3:11:10 PM bud0011
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** Taken even further when he chooses to be The One, gaining powers inside The Matrix, and further still, when he starts gaining outside of it.
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