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Since seeing MR I have been puzzled over the ending.  Last night, I realized something that has really helped.  Agent Smith is deleted. It comes down to purpose.  Agent Smith's purpose is to kill The One.  We are told many times that once a program's purpose is fulfilled it is deleted.  Neo sacrifices himself to fulfill Agent Smith's purpose, and thus make Smith elegible for deletion.  Upon absorbing Neo, Smith is confused and wonders aloud, “is it over?”.  Neo/Smith nods with a big grin.  The machines then issue the command and announce “it is done”.  This explains why only Neo and the machines together can kill Smith.

Earlier, Smith philosophizes with Neo, saying “the purpose of life is to die”.  That is, the purpose in life is to identify and fullfill your purpose.  By doing so, you will die.

Only at the end of MR is Neo truly The One.  Why?  To become The One you must free yourself from all systems of control.  In the end Neo simply refuses to die, to “have an end”.  Smith: “Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? [...] Is it freedom [...]?”  Neo: “Because I choose to“.  Neo has attained ultimate free will.  For that, the machines honor him by raising his body to the sky.  Morpheus (M1): “Free your mind“.  Note that Smith finally calls Neo by the name “Neo” (not “Mr. Anderson“) when he says “Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.”   Does this mean that the Oracle was dominating him at that moment, or does it mean that Smith has accepted that Neo is The One?  If the latter, then it explains why Neo must survive until that moment.  Smith immediately says “What did I just say?”.  That too can be taken either way.  Could mean that he didn't hear himself, or that he is reacting to his own word choice.

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Smith's purpose might be to kill Neo. But if Neo simply refuses to die as an expression of his ultimate 'free will', then who deleted Smith? Did Neo's decision to live also allow Neo to have the decision to die. Was the only way to kill Smith for Neo to choose to to die?

It appeared to me in the movies that Smith and Neo represented the Ying and the Yang, while the machines and humans were not 'good' and 'bad' but rather expressions of the ying and yang. Remove the ying and yang and there the machines and humans can coexist.
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In the machine world, everything has a purpose. Mr. Smith referred to such a philosophy when he had Morpheus in the first movie. He mentioned that he observed that humans generally had no purpose. (Other than the ones the machines gave them... i.e. the Matrix)

So... what was Neo? In the second movie, the Architect essentially boiled everything down to an equation. However, that equation was not perfect. 99% of the population's behaviors and such could be modeled by this equation; however, there was the ONE percent that couldn't. Neo represents the one percent in its most ultimate form. Essentially, Neo was the variable attributed to the error of the equation. It seems that in previous iterations of the Matrix, The One would go back to the source and somehow refine the equation that made the Matrix work. Thus reducing the error rate of the Matrix, and possibly allowing it to work a little longer than the previous one.

What is Mr. Smith? Well, as the trilogy goes on, it becomes apparent that Mr. Smith is the opposite of Neo. Just as both sides of an equation should equal, Mr. Smith is the anti-Neo. The two would cancel each other out if they were to ever merge. I think that in the end of the third movie, Neo understand this and chooses to allow the cancellation. This does not necessarily mean that equation modeling the Matrix is free of errors. Neo may only represent the culmination of errors up to the point of cancellation. There may be more errors after Neo, but the equation is more precise afterwards.

You may note that Neo and Mr. Smith merged already during the first movie. This is true. Things seemed to have gotten a lot out of hand during this incident of the Matrix's anomaly. It could be that when the two merged, Neo created an imbalance in the equation, and left part of the error on the other side. Without making too much of a science of it, I just accept that the two are opposites and finally cancelled each other out.

What about Zion and the war? A perk. The previous anomalies chose to go back to the source and recreate Zion. They never ended the war. Neo, chose not to go back to the source when he was told. He achieved his purpose at a later date. Neo's action caused such an imbalance that would eliminate all sentient beings. It was with this unfortunate or fortunate predicament that he bartered for the end of the human v. machine war.

What about this theme of purpose? I have some thoughts on that, but I have to go home now. Talk to ya later.
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Agent Smith is god.
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I rewatched Revolutions recently and noticed that the Oracle says "Everything that has a beginning has an end". Agent Smith, on the other hand, says "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo". That is, the word "Neo" is only spoken by Smith and is not merely a repeat of the earlier statement. Again, Smith might be acknowledging Neo as The One.

The thing that still bothers me is that white light blasts out of Neo's body as the delete command is sent. Why would that happen if Neo is merely a human being? Seems to point to the meta-matrix theory where Zion and indeed Machine City is a construct. I am bothered by this conclusion but it is hard to resist.
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wow u guys r geeks
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You guys are way off ~ Everyone is refering to 'balance in The Matrix' and is assuming that Neo dead = Smith dead .

Did everyone forget a line thee oracle spoke of in the second Matrix ~ When a program has finished it's task , it can either choose to return to the source to be deleted or exile ~

If balance was all there was to it , wouldn't Neo realize that his sacrifice was the only way to end it and gladly kill himself ? So why turn to the machines ?

( Here comes the fun part ... )

When Neo was going to the machines , he was returning to the source , the mainframe ~ Now , when Smith downloaded himself into Neo , he's actually downloading himself into the source , which means delition ~

Now we can safely say that Smiths existance was defined by Neo , and so was his distruction ~ And don't just go saying that Smith died because Neo did , cause there's a logical answer that everyone left out ! :)
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i agree with zx except if neo was returning to the source then wouldnt neo have saved zion when he was plugged in to the matrix and would not have had to fight smith in the first place
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I disagree with everyone. Neo wasnt infact dileted, but unplugged. If you go back to the first movie, Morpheous stated that any person unplugged, dies. The machines see that Neo is broken and evedentaully has absalutely no chance of beating smith, so the machines therefore decide to unplugg Neo, at the exact point when Agent smith is downloading himself into Neo, therefore killing him, and as said by the oracle previously in the film, one cannot live without the other, meaning Neo and Agent Smith infact cancel eachother out.

One thing that really hit me, was the mention of purpose. I believe everyone has a purpose, but one their not supposed to know, but are supposed to find out. Who knows ?? Id like peoples thought on this.
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Regarding the whole neo/smith/machine/human thing. If you look back to the 3rd film, the oracle tells neo that he is smith and smith is him, they are exact opposites. She also tells him that one cannot live without the other, they are 2 opposites of the equation trying to balance themselves out. I think neo finaly realised that if he died then smith would die, not because that it is smiths purpose to kill neo but for the simple fact that they are opposites, they are connected and if one part dies, the other cant survive. I think neo remebers this when smith says "everything that has a begining has and end,neo". Neo and the machines at the machine city know that if smith is not stopped then he will also take over the machine world, they cannot stop him, but neo can, by sacrificing himself, so he makes a deal to call the war off and save both races.
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Yeah, the equation part seems like the answer. Neo is + and Smith is - Smith is created because Neo exits. Neo died and came back. Smith died and came back out of nowhere. Neo becomes the one (flying in the matrix, manipulating the surrounding). Smith becomes super (flying and manipulating things in the matrix)

Neo got out of the matrix and entered the real world. Smith got out too - through somebody else.

So when Neo dies, Smith simply ceases to exit. He simply vanish.

If so, my question is - why would Neo even care to fight the last fight? All he has to do is jump off the machine city and die, and Smith will disappear by himself.
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Neo cannot die until Smith accepts him as The One. In that way, Smith's function will be fulfilled and he will be eligible for deletion. It is the only explanation as to why the machines and Neo must cooperate.
Left by Eron Wright on Jul 03, 2004 4:08 PM

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Neo fought the last fight against Smith because he believed he could defeat him.

However, It was only when Smith quoted "Everything that has a beginning has an end" that Neo remembered Smith was his opposite at that point, and realized that if he allowed Smith to replicate himself over Neo, both would cease to exist anyway.
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its all to do with purpose. Neo realised after speaking to the oracle that smith had come back in an attempt to balance the equation and cancel neo out. Because of this neo worked out that smith's purpose was to eliminate 'the one' or Neo. We no that in M1 neo was good with computers and seemed to understand the whole program and structure of the matrix. When speaking to the oracle in M2 she tells him that once the program has fullfilled its purpose it returns to the source and is deleted or it exiles. Neo knows that smith has to fullfill his purpose to be deleted. When smith replicates himself he does not kill the person he is infecting, it is more like a virus taking over a computer or how would bain have been alive in the matrix? and every1 come back once smith was deleted? Neo lets smith replicate himself in neo so he has fullfilled his purpose and he can be deleted, which is what the machines initiate as soon as neo has become smith. This deletes smith's program and eveyone returns to normal that he has infected. However Neo is human and cannot therefore be deleted as he is not a program. The oracle says at the end of M3 that they will some day see neo again because she too knows he is not dead as she didn't die when smith infected her either. Neo is alive but the machines have him captive. This is of course all theory as the makers of the film have deliberatly left it so he could be dead and no more matrix or he isn't dead and they can make another one. I don't see the big deal with the ending anyway as morpheaus tells neo in M1 that it all started out with a peace between machines and humans and now we are back to square 1 after all that? I also think possibly when the oracle speaks to the 'father' of the matrix at the end and states that all who are still plugged in are to be unplugged means that the matrix is to be deleted itself as it too is a program who's purpose is to keep humans at peace and calm but now there is peace so the matrix itself is to be deleted and the world to return to normal with peace between machines and humans just for the machines to create another matrix and the whole cycle to start again. still the films are great and make ace viewing so can't complain, just hope they make another one and sort out all the dispute about neo and the ending.
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First of all i want to say how incredibly dissappointed i was with number 3. It was too hollywood and fight scene oriented rather than matrix philosophies. They snuck them in there, but it was jus a movie to make a buck. Doesnt even compare to 1 and 2.

Sayin dat, u make a lot of good points bob. Da only thing i see wrong was ur whole idea behind the deletion of the program Smith. U can't say the reason neo was not deleted was becaus he was human, because the oracle, and sayti were also programs within the system. They were not deleted.

Now wen da program smith is deleted, we see dat it was the oracle he was fighting the entire time. That means that once smith took over the oracle, he still also took that all seeing eye of the oracle. Thus his whole " i've seen this before. I'm suppose to say something" and then he repeats wat the oracle told neo earlier. "Everything that has a begining has an end".

In regards to the oracle telling the architect to free all the people. She didnt. She told the architect to free anyone "who wished to be freed". If u remember in M1, da scronny bald guy sold out to agent smith cuz he knew "ignorance is bliss". The oracle also recognized dis, and so left it open to the architect, to allow choice. Because lets be honest, a rich life in the matrix, might just be more inviting than a life in the city of Zyon.
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Why doesn't Smith know the destruction of Neo may mean his deletion? Rather than that, I think that it is more of a "matter-anti-matter" situation. I think the code needs to be combined.

The original Smith probably has all the idividuals he has absorbed within him. In the end the Oracle expresses herself thru Smith. This is why Smith is so surprised when he makes the statement. The word "Neo" is tagged on the end to let us know it isn't Smtih speaking but it is really the Oracle. Smith never calls him Neo. In fact he refuses to. The Oracle is left lying in the puddle after the Smith deletion. I don't know why this was done. In the last scene the archetect mentions to the Oracle something about her game or trick (I can't remember). Does this mean she had something to do with helping Smith get out of control or too powerful?
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The movies were just good without all the opinions
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Duddddddsssss !


Neo Is Smith'S Source !!!!!!!!!
Smith Returned To The Source .
So He Was Deleted .
everything that has a begining has an end .
this end is where it all began . inside neo .
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It is clear that in order to defeat smith neo has to go to the machine city, any reference to neo simply dying and smith also is flawed, the whole purpose is to go to the machine city, this allows the machine city access to the rogue program smith, smith has no idea neo has gone their and therefore does not suspect the trap. smith hooks into neo in attempt to replicate, machine main frame hooks up to smith and deletes him, tracked him got him. Neo may or may not be dead, deletion of smith does not affect neo the man, only neo the matrix occupier

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i think the theory with agent smith fullfilling his purpose is the best one.
If the machines pullede the plug on neo as smith was copying himself onto neo then wouldnt they show it? also the machines must have known that if neo died then smith would die so the machines would just kill neo as he was standing there.

i believe that the machines played along. the machines stated that they didnt need neo and neo just said "then if that is true then you should kill me here". the machines decided to let neo and smith wipe each other out so that they could start a fresh.

as for zion, zion is obviously a extension to the matrix. it is not reality at all.the people that reject the matrix are sent to zion. they believe they are free, therfore will except this part fo the matrix. then when the numbers get to big, the machines kill them all. this explains why neo had the ability to kill the sentinals with his mind in the "real world" and why he could see this new extension to the matrix when he went blind which is orange.

i also think that neo is made out of cheese. Think about it. the architect in matrix reloaded. said this is the astemic anomanononoly which prologues the specific equation that you are made of cheese.

remember that bit when neo said "what do you mean... you weird little man"

and he said"OMFGZ00RRR!!! U R CH33S3 AN I JUS P4WN3D U."
that means that neo is cheese and shud die.

think of the ethopians for a second.
where would they be without reason? without purpose? without cheese? they are stuck in the matrix and the machines CHOSE to give them th illusuion they could eat cheese. this astends to the anomonononoly that you can give a baby some cheese. but if this is true then why did the oracle look like some cheddar cheese?



obey the cheese

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All explanations just don't cut it for me! I'm still not convinced!
A) Neo is still alive. We know that, the Oracle and Sati talked about it. It's not an issue
B) If Agent smith=Neo and new is "The One" and Smith is also his oposite then Agent smith is The Zero! but how can Agent smith be the Zero and the One at the same time?
C) If they're equal, and one smith was fighting one Neo then that one Neo should have the x times more power than smith because Neo equals ALL Smiths! Right?
This leads me to the following conclusion:
You can pack as many Zeros next to each other, you can add them and multiply them for ever, and they will never= ONE. 0x0=0 and 0+0=0 BUT 0+1=1 so the result was NOT smith, it was NEO! But there is a catch to this. NEO must realize this on his own and make the CHOICE to have Smith try and copy himself. (Why I have no idea). Smith was reluctant to do this. Remember Neo is the only one who was able to resist the assimilation. Because he's stronger than Smith, he's stronger than ALL smiths combined. If he just surrendered to Smith, smith would have been suspicious and might have not assimilated him. So he played smith into believing that he was losing.
On couple of occasions while they're fighting you see Neo able to predict Smiths moves and punch him few times when he's ungauraded to get it over with and get Smith so aggrivated to the point that he would go ahead and assimilate him (as you can see, Smith didn't attempt to assimilate Neo except when he thought he won the fight)
Now Because NEO is able to sense things in the real world even after he dies (M1 responds to Trinity and wakes up ...etc) The machine send him a signal to wake him up, because it thought that he's gone. Remember the resulting smith smirked and nodded when asked if it was over! Neo then Destroyed smith AGAIN, just like the first time, but this time he destroyed ALL smiths. Notice, the camera didn't show what was left after the Smith-Neo exploded (could be Neo standing there)
Also, remember that Neo KNOWS that what he's breathing in the matrix is not air, he's doesn't get tired ...etc (training in M1) So he had to make it REAL for smith. He was obviously playing along
By the End of M3 Neo was more powerful than everyone, He possesed the sight on the Oracle (got there before she finished cookies, knew what he had to do before she told him, and even had questions she didn't have answers for BUT HE Got them) He was able to control Machines in Real world and in the Matrix and therefor he could have destroyed the mainframe but he chose not to.

It's still very hard to understand what exactly happened, it might be a good trick for the Hollywood folks to keep people in suspence but this Non-closure ending sucks .. and I bet there was a director's cut left somewhere that will make it out one day that explans what the hell went on
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THE MACHINES NEED POWER, THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE USING THE HUMANS FOR. NEO WENT TO THE MACHINE CITY TO END THE WAR. SMITH IS DEFEATED AND NEO IS STILL ALIVE. NEO IS GIVING THE MACHINES THE POWER THEY NEED TO SURVIVE INSTEAD OF USING THE HUMANS. AT THE END OF M3, YOU CAN SEE GOLDEN LIGHT COMING FROM NEO'S BODY AND GOING THROUGH THE WIRES STILL CONNECTED TO NEO AND INTO THE MACHINE.
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IN M1, SMITH WANTS TO STOP BEING AN AGENT AND TAKE OVER THE MATRIX TO CHANGE IT SINCE HE DOESNT LIKE IT. HE DISCONNECTS HIMSELF FROM THE MAINFRAME COMPUTER WHEN HE TAKES OFF HIS EAR PIECE WHICH IS WHY THE OTHER AGENTS CAME IN AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE WAS DOING.

NEO AND SMITH ARE THE EQUATION TRYING TO BALANCE ITSELF OUT, SO AS NEO GOT STRONGER, SMITH ALSO GOT STRONGER.

SMITH BEGAN ABSORBING PEOPLE AND WAS ON THE VERGE OF TAKING OVER THE MATRIX AND THE MACHINCES COULDNT STOP HIM BECAUSE HE WASNT CONNECTED TO THE MAINFRAME ANYMORE.

NEO WENT IN TO FIGHT HIM AND WHILE HE FIGHTS HIM, THE ORACLE TELLS NEO THROUGH SMITH THAT EVERYTHING WITH A BEGINNING HAS AN END AND NEO REALIZES THAT SMITH MUST ABSORB HIM BECAUSE NEO IS CONNECTED TO THE MAINFRAME. SO BY ABOSORBING NEO, SMITH GETS CONNECTED ALSO (IF YOU REMEMBER IN M2 WHEN SMITH ABSORBS BAIN, HE PICKS UP THE PHONE AND ENTERS THE REAL WORLD BECAUSE BAIN WAS FREED FROM THE MATRIX TO SMITH WAS TOO, BUT ONLY THE SMITH CLONE THAT ABSORBED BAIN) AND CAN BE DELETED BY THE MACHINES AND NEO IS LEFT ALIVE TO PROVIDE THE MACHINES WITH POWER, ENDING THE WAR.
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i agree with sam da man except, the opposite of 1 isn't 0 its -1
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I also agree with sam da man. Sephiroth, yes mathematically the opposite of 1 y -1, but in different terms like... what's the opposite of having something....having nothing, that's why the opposite of 1 is in this case 0.
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I also agree with sam da man. Sephiroth, yes mathematically the opposite of 1 IS -1, but in different terms like... what's the opposite of having something....having nothing, that's why the opposite of 1 is in this case 0.
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but the cheese
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The 1 + 0 principle is right. The computers are based in binary which is either 1 or 0. Therefore the oposite of 1 is 0.

Neo was not deleted, he isn't a program. Deletion refers to the removal of a program (like deleting on a computer, the Mainframe is just one massive computer).

Agent smith is a virus and wasn't deleted either, but eradicated. Smith talks about viruses in M1 and it seems he has it right then, but it reverses later. Smith is the virus and Neo is his cure.

The line of Smith's (" Everything that has a beginning has an end.") shows that some part off the Oracle survived being invaded by Smith. Smith is confused because it is not part of him as a virus, but the body (program) he is hosted in.
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the body lying in the pit where agent smith was last standing. who was it. it lloked like a black woman. the oracle? was the "original" smith inhabiting the body of the oracle?
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The comments that makes me curious the most is safi, and she says will we see neo again?

The oracle says im sure we will..

It makes me wonder will neo come back? Or his prodocessor? And the whole process repeated again.
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I love the irony... the whole idea behind the movie is the power of choice, you guys seem to want a definent asnwer to everything, the fact is that the ending and meaning of these films is left up to the audience... you are able to CHOOSE what you think is correct. Embrace in your own power and believe in your own choice!
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The real reason why Smith was deleted.

Neo was a anti-virus program. When Smith and Neo became one of the same, the anti-virus program has located the virus. Then somebody simply clicks "delete" and the virus is killed.
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im still not sure if i believe neo is truly dead!

i mean what were oracle and the little girl talking about at the end "Well see him someday"

Another reincarnation of the One? or will Neo come back to life yet again?
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I AM NOT DEAD!!
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The most important fact that you all are missing is the end, when the little girl asked the oracle will we ever see neo again and the oracle said i suspect so, someday meaning that neo is not dead. the reason behind this logic is because when the architect asked how long do you expect this peace to last, she replied as long as it does meaning a war btw the machine and humans can start again and if the people become plugged again then the whole cycle begins again thus creating matrix 7.0
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smith was destroyed because he assimilated neo who was connected, in the "real world" to the machine and by being connected to neo who was connected to neo, he was able to be deleted. i really dont know if he is dead or alive, but the matrix movies are based on a religious theme so Neo being the "one" is like the profit who must be sacrificed to save everyone else and like a profit he will come back someday. What is never really said is what is done with the bodies of Neo and trinity.
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Hey...Im not a nerd, But i've loved matrix sence i was a little boy, I wasnt alowd to watch it back then, but my dad who was a huge fan alrdy haveing the sound track, Let me watch it and i fell in love with it there. And i love talking about the ending to Matrix 3 How smith was deleted from the matrix along with Neo, But as we all hope, this isnt true, Im hopeing Hallywood and the makers of the matrix Are makeing M4 secretly, seeing how complex they made the Triligy, There for this new story could be a remake, (placeing the One (program) into another) seeing how smith took over neo it looked like the one that had the orical inside...took Neo's programming and placed it inside of her, fakein his death...confuzing the matrix to delet Smith, if everything that starts has a finnishing line, it means the matrix is only at the half way point, they still need to come up with new equations, to finnish the triligy, I think everyone is forgeting an important part, Neo has a love for trinity and they make eachother (1) she doesnt die because shes part of the one her death was a starting line for a rebirth of her to help neo once again when the matrix finds out that it was fooled to delete smith, (she was impaild with metal rods connected to the matrix...connecting her to the matrix to be born again to help neo when he is needed again.(it all might sound a little goofy and out of line but think about it...i might not be right at all, but if someone wants to talk to me about this more, u can hit me up at www.myspace.com/justindud11 or write me a msg on yahoo justinsick12804@yahoo.com
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Your time is up im not dead, But i messed the matrix up so much its unable to be read...


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What does "evedentaully' mean? I can't find it in any dictionary online, or at home. I think I may have a heard a similar word on CSI, so it could be something technical... such as criminalistics, and only used by people who like to use words of five syllables or more... or can't spell to save their life.
And 'triligy' is another that does not seem to feature in print anywhere except on this forum. And "finnish' (numb-nut) only has one 'n', or else it means someone from Finland.
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I read all of your comments and i have to say that you all make sense and that anyone of your answers could be the right one. I just like to think that when Neo was absorbed by Agent Smith, the BIG FACE looking machine injected some kind of anti- virus into Neo thus deleting Smith and recreating the Matrix without that glitch.
Left by some_guy on Jan 09, 2008 11:14 PM

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ok i dont get it. neo stopped the machines from coming and he fell to the ground? did he die or not?
Left by N on Nov 11, 2008 4:16 PM

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you all FUck your asshole
Left by Qahul on Dec 04, 2008 7:27 AM

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I really the movies and appreciate your all thinking can anyone of you tell me that what is the importance of sati in m3 and why the war does not stop after meeting of neo and architect in m2
Left by Hemant on Dec 18, 2008 10:53 PM

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Neo realized that even if smith and he merge, he is still connected to everyone. Smith is a virus that spread through the matrix. Therefore the machines can delete smith only from Neo.

Think of it as Neo being a server on a network and everyone connected to him as computers. A virus was infecting all the computers. But didn't infect Neo cos he has a super strong firewall. So the machines basically installed antivirus (KASPERSKY) on to Neo. then Neo diabled his firewall allowing himself to get infected. Allowing the virus to have a network. then the machines started up the antivirus killing the virus in neo and all connected to him.

So Neo is still alive, just appeared tired and unconscious in the last scenes of MR. All computers have to restart in order for Complete deletion of Viruses.

Sati, is the next generation program. Artificial Intelligiance with all the service packs and updates. Resembling human and capable of love.Representing the Future, balance, peace, love and connection betweem man and machine.
Left by VC on Feb 03, 2009 9:53 PM

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if your theory was correct.. Neo is actually still alive, he just wasnt shown in the ending scenes after the then, machine unplugged him.

But i dont get what your saying about the machines inserting this "antivirus" in Neo... when did that ever happen?

And also, the part in MR when Smith entered the body of the human.. if he killed Neo there, in the real world, would Smith still have been deleted... would the body he would be in just have died? how could he deleted in he wasnt even in the Matrix?

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Left by KG on Feb 05, 2009 2:36 AM

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I think the first Matrix movie made somewhat sense but the rest of the movies were just a money grab. Think about it. If Neo were actually the one, he wouldn't care about the other humans. If you look at the Matrix world, the humans are the number one enemy even worst than the agents. Any agent can use any human to kill you in the Matrix. And like Morpheus said, most humans are too hooked on the Matrix to even be unplugged. Look at how Cypher goes back to the Matrix because of how fucked up his regular life is. After seeing that, why would Neo want to sacrifice his life to save anyone besides Morpheus and Trinity? Especially when anyone he saves will potentially crack and betray him?

Another problem I have with the portrayal of Zion and the Matrix is that they are total opposites. Why are these two worlds so extreme? So you are telling me that Zion has spaceships but they live in caves? If they have that technology why would they live in such a dump? And the Matrix world is just full of holes like why you need to make a call to get out the Matrix and why don't the Zion troops destroy certain parts of the Matrix and free mass minds instead of freeing one mind at a time. Also, the first Matrix movie is the only one that shows you the consequences of choosing the other pill. Why destroy the Matrix when you can enjoy it and the real world? Why do you need to leave the Matrix to have your mind freed? The Matrix is just another world. It might be an illusion but the fact that it is a real mental program is true. People play video games all the time and function in real life so they should also be able to do that in a Matrix movie. That is the main question that never gets answered and makes the trilogy seem stupid.

And finally, Neo solves all of his problems through violence. By beating up on the agents and killing programs and humans he only makes things worst. He can't be the One unless he can control the whole Matrix mentally and/or enter and leave at will, which are two things he simply can't do. The dude from Dark City was ten times more badass than Neo because he could mentally control the whole city (even though he also stupidly kills living beings in self defense)

The first Matrix was somewhat thought provoking, but it was dumbed down and dummied away for the populace like they would even understand complex philosophy in a movie. Reloaded and the last one are craptacular and just not worth my time.

Left by R.O. on Mar 19, 2009 9:51 AM

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Well, If you recall, Neo and Smith are opposites and one cannot live without the other. Smith copies himself into neo, at this point the source unplugs Neo. This "kills" neo and because he is connected to smith, it deletes him as well.

Neo is not dead, The oracle and Sati state this, Chances are that the machines are going to reinsert Neo itno the matrix wit ha different code so he'll now be living inside someone else body (Kinda like what Smith did in M2)
Left by Lurkis on May 05, 2009 9:11 PM

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I think people missed a point. If Smith copied himself to everyone else... it wouldn't mean that their human form is dead. Same with neo. If smith actually killed Neo then Neo's human form would be dead. If Smith happened to copy everyone... and everyone actually died. Then the machines would not have power, or a spiked shortage of power.

Its like this. If Smith was able to go to the real world. Then once he copied himself to Neo... The machines had an easier way to put some form of delete code. Thus effecting Smith himself.

Why can't the machine just delete Smith? Well this would have been strange. It would just avoid Neo from fighting Smith. No, the machine probably didn't have a clear connection to delete Smith... Much like locating a file. Once a program completed its purpose it was mandatory to delete it. But the machine could probably delete a rogue program, much like how Smith was. Remember the french guy who was protecting the buggy programs from deletion. And the girl was trying to leave the matrix to avoid being deleted.

So my theory is that Smith became a rogue program. Doing something the matrix probably didn't intend. It had its own purpose outside of what it was originally programed to do. The machines did not know about this until Neo told the source. Although the source thinks that Smith may end up being difficult to delete. Now since Neo was connected to the matrix by the source, a copy of Agent Smith allowed the source to directly delete Smith.
Left by Shadow on Jun 20, 2009 9:10 AM

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I thought it was because of the equation of the Matrix. When the Architect is describing the equation he says that everything needs balance. Later when Neo, asks who Mr. Smith is, the Oracle tells him that they are the same. They need each other to live. By Neo becoming an Agent the equation went off balance and they were taken away from the equation.
Left by Samuel Gottlieb on Dec 07, 2009 9:32 PM

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Hi everyone,

I've watched the film and have been reading all of the comments left here, some more complex than others lol.
And it seems that none has it totally right but everyone's nearly there.
Now the Matrix is just an equation and because no program is perfect this equation is not always balanced
properly, and the result of this is "The One". But once the matrix made this error an opposite of "The One" is created to try and rebalance the original equation.
I'm not going to go though them all because I'm sleepy lol, but there all lots of clues though out the 3 films that lead to to this conclusion. As for "The Smith" the reason he is killed is that his purpose in the matrix was to balance it by killing "The One" and your told in the previous film that once a program fulfills its purpose its deleted.
I hope this has helped anyone who was left a bit confused : ).
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I'LL BE BACK A'HOLES
Left by SMITH on Nov 09, 2010 7:56 AM

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The battle between Neo and Smith will have gone on forever because they are both opposites. However, in allowing Smith to take over her, the Oracle "unbalances" the equation because its now Oracle-Smith vs. Neo (2 vs. 1 wheres with Neo vs. Smith, it was always 1 vs. 1, or in that case, two opposites that would never cancel each other out) In the final battle, Neo had already lost the fight going in because as stated earlier, it was an unbalanced equation fight ( 2 vs. 1). BUT the Oracle knew Neo was at the source and the only way you can delete a program is to return there. THAT is why Oracle-Smith fights Neo because the Oracle knows at some point, Neo is going to realize he cant win since the equation is unbalanced, thus forcing him to "sacfrice" himself to Oracle-Smith.

Now, heres what happens: After the "Oracle" tells Neo through Smith, "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo" Neo realizes what the Oracle knows: that the only way to end this is to allow Oracle-Smith to take over him because whats going to happen is Neo is going to become "both opposites", which is impossible and since Neo knows hes plugged into the machines AT THE SOURCE, this allows the MACHINES to take over and DELETE the "Smith Program" and "The One" program, since Smith was really Oracle-"Smith" and Neo was really Neo-"The One". (remember what Neo says to Smith- "You were right. It was ineveitble"....meaning it was inevitble that the two of them were going to be deleted....also reinforced by the fact that the oracle says "[machine mainframe] which is where u must go. where the path of the one ends".....esentially thats the oracle's gamble: by telling him thats where he needed to go, Neo could have chosen to go there and listen to her OR fight it out his own way, but this is the Oracle. She knew what Neo's "choice" was going to be in regards to "accept or rejecting" what she has to tell him. He already made the choice and because the Oracle knew he'd "choose" to listen to her, she knew she'd have a chance to tell Neo how to end it.....and if The One ends, so does Smith) This deleted both sides of the equation so there IS no equation...thus causing a "reboot" of the matrix. (The white light was probably the machines deleting smith AND deleting The One program inside human Neo since somehow, he was able to get those abilities in real life: like how he repelled and blew up all those sentinels) So in the end, what you're left with is a DELETION of the Smith and The One programs. All that remains from the now-gone equation is a human Neo and Oracle, which, to sum all this up, explains why Neo is ALIVE. His body was probably in a severe state of shock given all he had to do to delete the equation. The Machines deleted The One (where the "Path of the One" ends) but did NOT delete/kill Neo, therefore, HE- IS- ALIVE! Oracle even says that we'll see him again someday...probably after alot recovery and/or work by the machines.

Additional note: IF there is ANY equation left, its Neo and Oracle: 1 and 1 balanced, unlike Neo and Smith: 1 and 1 but since both sides were opposites it would forever be a struggle of 2 equals, so the only way to resolve that problem is to "unbalance" it by throwing in an extra variable: the Oracle.
Left by Neomytez on Dec 10, 2010 2:59 AM

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Its simple really, the above is correct, well makes the most sense......

Neo & Smith are opposites. Neo being the One is prohesised to end the war and he has, doesnt really matter how, either winning or negotiating a peace in which he has, so well done to him for that.

The only way of getting rid of the Virus Smith is it to delete it straight from the source and obviously Smith wont go there. When Neo entered the matrix from the source he knew he was killing 2 birds with one stone (Peace & Smith). His plan was foolproff as he knew even if he failed, the Machine can delete Smith (Neo said "I wont fail") The only denial Neo was experiencing was self sacrifice, thats why he fought with Smith in the matrix, so when the oracle reminded him "everything that has a beginning has an end Neo" it was merely a reminder for him that the One must end aswell. Therefore he decided to sacrifice himself, finally accepting and understanding his purpose at that moment.

Neo is still alive as only the path of the one will end at the source and not Neo, Smith and One are deleted, the machine rebooted the whole system with windows 7 and there is peace with humans & machines now.
Left by absyuknw on Dec 16, 2010 1:42 PM

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All software programmer know, if the program completed, it will call "return" in end of program. Which eventually kill itself from the system.
"Absorbing" Neo inturn fullfill one of the criteria. The software "Smith" simply ended.

But Neo in another manner is human, which a Smith virus may take control of the "human" in Matrix. Once it is deleted, all "human" mind restored, so does Neo.

You can see the ultimate Smith at the end return back to oracle form.
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