History Franchise / TheMatrix

16th Mar '17 4:10:17 AM sayaleviathan
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In 2017, there are plans for a reboot on the franchise, though the Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver are not going to be involved.
14th Mar '17 1:05:01 PM Peteman
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** The machines use a centuries-long scheme to control the free humans by periodically annihilating everyone in Zion and allowing The One to repopulate the city with 7 men and 16 women selected from the Matrix. This is intended to be a [[TwentyThree symbolic allusion]] to the amount of chromosomes found in a cell (7+16=23), but even with human technology it's not ecologically possible for such a small population to sustain itself in the long run. A gene pool of that size would die out from inbreeding within several generations.
** This assumes that the new Zion initiates are only repopulating through sex when they could also do so by freeing other people from the Matrix.

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** The machines use Agent Smith's comments about mammals instinctively seeking out a centuries-long scheme to control the free humans by periodically annihilating everyone in Zion and allowing The One to repopulate the city balance with 7 men and 16 women selected from their environment ignores the Matrix. This is intended to be a [[TwentyThree symbolic allusion]] to the amount histories of chromosomes found in a cell (7+16=23), but even with human technology it's not ecologically possible for such a small population to sustain itself in the long run. A gene pool of that size would die out from inbreeding within several generations.
** This assumes that the new Zion initiates are
many invasive species, only repopulating achieving balance through sex when they could also do so by freeing other people from the Matrix. environmental coercion.
19th Feb '17 8:37:29 AM Kalaong
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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Morpheus practically says this trope by name when training Neo in the Construct in the first film. Because Agents can move in and out of any software still hardwired into this system, "with us or against us" is literally true. Anyone the freedom fighters haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. (And then the advanced Smith starts taking over the bodies of the ''freedom fighters'' in the second and third films...)

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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Morpheus practically says this trope by name when training Neo in the Construct in the first film. Because Agents can move in and out of any software still hardwired into this system, "with us or against us" is literally true. Anyone the freedom fighters haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. (And then the advanced Smith starts taking over the bodies of the ''freedom fighters'' Gets an ExactWords twist in the second sequels; some Machines ''aren't'' inimical to humanity, and third films...)Agent Smith develops the ability to [[GrandTheftMe write over]] the minds of Rebels.
10th Feb '17 11:00:31 AM fgenzo159
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->[[spoiler:[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife The wiki has you.]]]]

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->[[spoiler:[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife The wiki has you.-> [[spoiler:[[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld Wake up, Troper...]]]]
-> [[spoiler:[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife The wiki has you...]]]]
-> [[spoiler:[[AllBlueEntry Follow the blue entry.]]]]
-> [[spoiler:[[KnockKnockJoke Knock, Knock, Troper.]]]]

22nd Jan '17 7:50:30 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* AuthorAppeal: One of the Wachowskis employed a full-time dominatrix. Suddenly, Trinity's costumes make far more sense. Given the fact that Larry Wachowski is [[{{transsexual}} now Lana Wachowski]], Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. The Wachowskis were also massive fans of sci-fi anime such as ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and Shaw Brothers wuxia movies, and incorporated elements from both genres into the films in copious amounts. They showed producer Joel Silver clips from ''Ghost In the Shell'' in addition to art and storyboards to give him an idea of what kind of movie they wished to make, and managed to hire Hong Kong action choreography extraordinaire [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] to serve as stunt coordinator.

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* AuthorAppeal: One of the Wachowskis employed a full-time dominatrix. Suddenly, Trinity's costumes make far more sense. Given the fact that Larry Wachowski is [[{{transsexual}} now Lana Wachowski]], both Wachowskis are[{{transsexual}} trans]], Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. The Wachowskis were also massive fans of sci-fi anime such as ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and Shaw Brothers wuxia movies, and incorporated elements from both genres into the films in copious amounts. They showed producer Joel Silver clips from ''Ghost In the Shell'' in addition to art and storyboards to give him an idea of what kind of movie they wished to make, and managed to hire Hong Kong action choreography extraordinaire [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] to serve as stunt coordinator.
17th Jan '17 7:52:56 PM jake38
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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by Creator/TheWachowskis [[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.

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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by Creator/TheWachowskis [[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.Brothers.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.
20th Dec '16 12:06:51 PM brianify
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Agents, particularly Smith, who actually goes from Agent to Virus due to some part of him being changed by Neo destroying him in the first movie.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: AIIsACrapshoot:
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Agents, particularly Smith, who actually goes from Agent to Virus due to some part of him being changed by Neo destroying him in the first movie.movie.
** Most Machine-aligned programs, more or less, as they will at times set aside more machine-like behavior (such as efficiency and pragmatism) and indulge in particularly human traits like cruelty, arrogance, and rage.


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* CreativeSterility: Heavily implied with the Machines, and even more if you consider all of ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' to be canon, which shows Machine technology has barely progressed at all since the end of the Human-Machine war. Other than maintaining the Matrix and the cycle of the One, the Machines seem to be at a loss as to what to do with their dominion over the Earth and their human captives.
9th Dec '16 9:32:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Practically takes refuge in it by the end.

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* %%* RuleOfSymbolism: Practically takes refuge in it by the end.



* SchroedingersButterfly: Particularly at the end of the second movie when Neo was able to stop a machine with his mind in what was supposed to be the real world when nobody had shown powers in the real world before, fans speculated that the "real world" might just have been another layer of the Matrix used to control rebellious minds. One of the comics also references the TropeNamer in a short comic where a monk or something beats up some Agents.

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* SchroedingersButterfly: Particularly at At the end of the second movie when Neo was able to stop a machine with his mind in what was supposed to be the real world when nobody had shown powers in the real world before, before. Although this idea existed during the first movie, this scene encouraged fans speculated to speculate that the "real world" might just have been another layer of the Matrix used to control rebellious minds. One of the comics also references the TropeNamer in a short comic where a monk or something beats up some Agents.
9th Dec '16 1:11:45 PM StFan
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* [[{{Hammerspace/Film}} Hammerspace]]: Trinity can pull out weapons and her cell phone while wearing skintight costumes.

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* [[{{Hammerspace/Film}} Hammerspace]]: {{Hammerspace}}: Trinity can pull out weapons and her cell phone while wearing skintight costumes.



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27th Nov '16 3:02:39 PM SinDustries
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** This assumes that the new Zion initiates are only repopulating through sex when they could also do so by freeing other people from the Matrix.
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