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* 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. They're not nicknamed "Squiddies" by the humans for nothing.


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* TentacledTerror: They were designed to invoke a squidlike appearance, and they are quite menacing.


* InsistentTerminology: Even though Neo discarded his identity as Thomas Anderson by the end of the first film, he still refers to Neo as "Mr. Anderson."

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* InsistentTerminology: Even though Neo discarded his identity as Thomas Anderson by the end of the first film, he still refers to Neo as "Mr. Anderson."" The only time he uses Neo is at the beginning of the second film when he has to make sure other Zion members know who he's talking about so he can give Neo his earpiece and let him know that he's still around.


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* OutOfFocus: While Johnson and Thompson have long, drawn-out fights with Morpheus and Trinity (the latter [[spoiler:managing to kill Trinity for a short period of time]]), Jackson is utilized much less.

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* DarkIsEvil: Minions of the machines that have black armour.


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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: They have black armour and red eyes.


* RealityEnsues: The impetus of their rebellion. Humanity hated them for their society, Zero One, producing excellent goods completely for free, as they were virtually TheNeedless. Undortunately, this risked complete global devastation due to other countries not being able to keep up. The humans' DisproportionateRetribution was extreme, but on some level understandable.

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* RealityEnsues: The impetus of their rebellion. Humanity hated them for their society, Zero One, producing excellent goods completely for free, as they were virtually TheNeedless. Undortunately, Unfortunately, this risked complete global devastation due to other countries not being able to keep up. The humans' DisproportionateRetribution was extreme, but on some level understandable.


The primary 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 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. [[RoleReprisal In his spare time]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7GxfpZ2Vg he shills for General Electric.]]

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The primary 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 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. [[RoleReprisal In his spare time]] time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7GxfpZ2Vg he shills for General Electric.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Give him this, he ''does not'' give up.

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* NotSoDifferent: It's eventually revealed in ''The Matrix'' that [[spoiler: he's just as desperate to escape the Matrix as any human, but for distinctly more ''genocidal'' reasons.]]


* 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.

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* 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. They're not nicknamed "Squiddies" by the humans for nothing.

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* OutsideContextProblem: For the humans and Machines in the sequels: a rogue Agent with his own agenda and the ability to replicate like a virus is unprecedented, and ends up leading to the total corruption of the Matrix, as well as one copy managing to upload itself into a real human to destroy Zion's fleet.


** Smith was able to defeat Morpheus by cornering him in the bathroom as well as slam-punching his head onto the toilet.

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** Smith was able to defeat When he duels Morpheus by cornering he does so in an enclosed bathroom, negating Morpheus' agility and allowing him in to overpower the bathroom as well as slam-punching human fairly easily.
** When Smith and dozens of
his head onto the toilet.copies are unable to overwhelm Neo in ''Reloaded'', he doesn't hesitate in summoning dozens more, culminating in a 100 vs. 1 scenario even The One has to retreat from.


* ContrastingSequelMainAntagonist: Smith, Brown and Jones were different sizes to make them seem more like individuals than triplets and were designed to blend in, engaged targets at a distance via foot chases and shootouts, and used more complex tactics (Brown and Jones chasing Neo to a point where Smith could ambush him). This trio are all roughly the same size and significantly larger, engage in more close-quarters combat, and are implacable to the point of suicidial, as shown when Johnson and Thompson crash semi-trucks into each other and Thompson leaps out a window to kill Trinity.

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* ContrastingSequelMainAntagonist: ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Smith, Brown and Jones were different sizes to make them seem more like individuals than triplets and were designed to blend in, engaged targets at a distance via foot chases and shootouts, and used more complex tactics (Brown and Jones chasing Neo to a point where Smith could ambush him). This trio are all roughly the same size and significantly larger, engage in more close-quarters combat, and are implacable to the point of suicidial, as shown when Johnson and Thompson crash semi-trucks into each other and Thompson leaps out a window to kill Trinity.

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* BoringButPractical: In hand to hand combat, especially in the first film, their fighting style tends to resemble GoodOldFisticuffs when compared to the flashy martial arts of Neo and the other redpills. However, with the unbelievable speed and power the Matrix gives them, it's more than enough to brutally overwhelm their opponents.


* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He was the former TropeNamer.

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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He was the former TropeNamer.TropeNamer and still provides the page quote.


* BigThinShortTrio: Jones corresponds with Big being tall and wide, Smith is LeanAndMean, and Brown is the shortest of all three.

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* BigThinShortTrio: The three agents in the first film; Jones corresponds with Big being tall and wide, Smith is LeanAndMean, and Brown is the shortest of all three.


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* ContrastingSequelMainAntagonist: Smith, Brown and Jones were different sizes to make them seem more like individuals than triplets and were designed to blend in, engaged targets at a distance via foot chases and shootouts, and used more complex tactics (Brown and Jones chasing Neo to a point where Smith could ambush him). This trio are all roughly the same size and significantly larger, engage in more close-quarters combat, and are implacable to the point of suicidial, as shown when Johnson and Thompson crash semi-trucks into each other and Thompson leaps out a window to kill Trinity.


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* PunchCatch: Johnson does one of these when Neo does a counterattack during his first fight with them, tipping him off that these Agents are upgraded.

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* BigThinShortTrio: Jones corresponds with Big being tall and wide, Smith is LeanAndMean, and Brown is the shortest of all three.

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