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Timeline / The Matrix
aka: The Animatrix

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Late 21st Century

    The Second Renaissance 
  • The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance
    • Humans created AI and Machines to make them their servants in the era.
    • B1-66ER killed his human masters and pets, which caused a controversial trial, resulting in the death of the B1 unit.
    • After the sentence, humans who cared for the Machines and Machines have been executed and abused.
    • The Machines moved from "all nations of the earth" to found their own nation in the Levant: Zero One, which had great exporting.
    • The Zero One ambassadors wanted peace talks with the United Nations but was denied to join.
    • Humanity has declared war against Zero One, which got heavy casualties for the humans and made them surrender.
    • Machines experimented on and entombed human victims for an indeterminate amount of time prior to the creation of the Matrix.

22nd Century

    Beginning of the Matrix 
  • The Animatrix & The Matrix Reloaded (mentioned only)
    • The Machines created a Program known as the Architect to design the Matrix, a utopia for people's minds. However, it was a deep failure.
    • The Architect redesigned the Matrix after the negatives of human history and mythology, which was yet another failure.
    • The Architect encountered an Exile program named the Oracle to insert choice inside the Matrix, which brought up the concept of the One. The Architect believes the One is a systemic anomaly, rather than a hopeful icon. The Architect also created the Agents.


23rd Century

  • The Matrix Reloaded (mentioned only)
    • The First One encountered the Architect and decided to go to the Source, preventing the shutdown of the Matrix and beginning life at Zion with 23 people.

24th Century

  • The Matrix Reloaded (mentioned only)
    • The Second One reused the same process its predecessor had.


25th Century

  • The Matrix Reloaded (mentioned only)
    • The Third One reused the same process its predecessors had.

26th Century

  • The Matrix Reloaded (mentioned only)
    • The Fourth One reused the same process its predecessors had.

27th Century


28th Century

  • The Matrix
    • Thomas Anderson realized that his life in the Matrix is false. He met Morpheus and took the red pill to get ready for the real world.
    • At the real world, Anderson became Neo through his thorough training.
    • Neo returned to the Matrix and became the One.
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo
    • Neo as the One, began an exodus of Potentials, which made the Machines extract a list of Potentials so Neo can rescue them again.
  • The Animatrix: Kid's Story
  • The Animatrix: Final Flight of the Osiris
    • Thadeus, captain of the Osiris was overwhelmed by the Sentinel surprise attack and learned that they are digging towards Zion.
    • Thadeus did an emergency broadcast so that Zion will understand the impending devastation.
    • Jue dropped the package containing the broadcast in the Matrix at a mailbox before the destruction of the Osiris.
  • Enter the Matrix & The Matrix Reloaded
    • Niobe and Ghost retrieved the last transmission of the Osiris from the Matrix and sent it to Zion.
  • The Matrix Revolutions

Alternative Title(s): Enter The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Path Of Neo, The Animatrix


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