June 4th, 2005


This is *SO* wrong!

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the evil ninja mastermind hellbent on world dominationnekidsteve
the bewitching and sexually ambiguous one that no one knows anything abouttrogdor_the_dog
the scarysmart one, eerily calm even in the midst of chaosfemetal_writes
the tiny, seemingly-delicate one with a deadly temper and awesome strengthmini_sockmonkey
the pale, quiet one who turns out to be really, really scarykellyv
the sexy, smirking anti-villain who joins your side at the last momentnesteddoll
the snarky punk mercenary who's only there for the money and coz they love a good fightmerovingian
the distant arrogant aristocrat who wants to bring down the society they were born intonekidsteve
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Matrix Smith

Good and Evil in the Matrix universe

In the movies it's all so simple- the humans are the good guys and the machines are evil. Simple, right?

Well no, it's not so simple, actually. The supplemental historical materials (The Animatrix, comics, etc.) and the balance of power within the Matrix that has arisen post-Neo (MxO) offer some interesting insight into the motivations and methods of the major players in the Wachowski brothers' sandbox.

I've also had a certain... revelation... if you will. Something that I don't think that anyone else has caught on to, with the exception of the Oracle and Neo himself (at least at the end). I'll get to that.

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It isn't all grey areas, of course. Smith is truly evil, and by most accounts so is the Merovingian. By Revolutions I think Neo "gets it" and is unambiguously good. The Oracle and Seraph are also truly good, and I think the Oracle sums it up nicely: "I’m interested in one thing, Neo. The future. And believe me, I know. The only way to get there is together."
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