Who's what in Matrix? - Analysis of the characters of Matrix

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Matrix characters.

(On. Note: this article I published for the first time in www.solocine.com (when SoloCine was a community of cinephiles headed by Rufino Yegros) and Matrix 1 had just released, subsequently I published in Noticias.com is an article that I have seen copied and signed by more than once ... (first I was pretty angry ... and like everything: I was then passed ...).

First of all, remember that cinema is the seventh art and as such, its purpose is to generate reflection, conveying emotion (beauty, passion, feelings such as love, hatred, perplexity ...) and be interpreted by an observer.

The art works are not completed and delivered. They become art from the moment someone sees, hears, touches them ... in short, feels and performs.

Matrix is ​​a work of art, each individual plays his way and feel what their experiences and their environment led him to feel and understand what at that particular moment it is stimulated by art, your mind conjures him.

This glossary is not to help understand Matrix ... just a personal interpretation of the names of some characters.


Agente Smith en MatrixAt first Smith is an agent of the Matrix, his role is analogous to that of a spider of a search engine ... is through the system and find who intends to ... no matter where they hide.

Agent Smith is an obsessed program to understand why humans act as they do. Fascinates the power to "choose" which owns Neo.

When Agent Smith attacks Neo in Matrix I, I am contaminated by the code of Neo and become a self replicating virus that invades and corrupts until the system. This is Matrix Matrix 2 and 3.

He is the true enemy of Matrix.

:: Persephone Persephone

Persephone - MatrixIt is one of the free programs that is next to Merovingian.

Persephone's ability to discover what feels who kisses her, to the person he loves. This is most clear in the game "Enter the Matrix", where both Niobe and Ghost Persephone should kiss her in exchange for the location of them confess they love.

Greek Persephone, is similar to the Matrix character. Abandoned daughter of Poseidon, not in great esteem for men. Its appearance is frivolous woman and seems to have no feelings. When trapped in the underworld he comes out the sensitive woman hiding inside.

:: SERAF From Seraph

Seraph - MatrixSeraphim, an angel of the Guard.

In Christian culture, Seraphim is the angel with the highest hierarchical status within the category of angels. So Matrix, that's also his role: in this case, is the guardian of the Oracle.

Frase celebre de Seraf "You do not really know someone until he has not fought him.


Oracle - Matrix

Oracle is the grandmother of cookies that predicts the future.

Although "Oracle" to me reminds me: Oracle license and thus at 22,000 Euros ... the Oracle in The Matrix is ​​a good guy and would become a support program like we have in most of our computer programs. Although as the Architect says, in The Matrix it has a special role.

Your name, Matrix, clearly refers to the Oracle of Delphi, where Greeks came when they wanted to find clues about what his future.


Architect MatrixGod is the "Supreme Architect" of creation. In the same way "The Architect" is the creator of Matrix ... but need help from Oracle to end to understand humanity.

If we apply the computer to the definition of the name, we with the architecture of a system is the logical skeleton on which rests all programming. Although not programming itself.

The role of the architect could be interpreted as something like that built the structure ... but not necessarily programming.

Architect's famous phrase: "La primera Matrix que diseñé era prácticamente perfecta, una obra de arte. Impecable. Sublime. Igualada sólo por su monumental fracaso. La inevitabilidad de su ocaso resultó como consecuencia de la imperfección inherente a cada ser humano. Por ello la rediseñé, basado en tu historia. Para reflejar con más precisión la variedad de lo grotesco de tu naturaleza. Sin embargo, otra vez fui frustrado por el fracaso. Desde entonces comprendí que la respuesta me ha eludido porque requería una mente menor, o quizá una mente menos atada a los parámetros de la perfección. Entonces tropecé con la respuesta a través de alguien más… Un programa intuitivo… creado inicialmente para investigar ciertos aspectos de la psique humana. Si yo soy el padre de Matrix, ella sería sin dudarlo su madre.

:: NEO

Neo MatrixAnagram of "ONE" one, the only ... his life emulates that of Jesus, Neo is the Messiah ... has powers, performs miracles ... and also gives his life to complete the mission of saving humanity ... While it may be raised the third day…

Neo in Greek also means "new". So it is clear that judging by his name out of Matrix, Thomas Anderson (Ander + are = hijo_del_hombre) has no choice but to be the "New Messiah" is.


Niobe MatrixNiobe represents the strength of humans in rebellion against the machines.

The Niobe name is given by the Greek Niobe, daughter of Tantalus, who was condemned to suffer eternally Hell hunger and thirst for stealing the food of the gods.

Niobe had married Amphion, a great musician who had helped build the walls of Thebes attracting the rocks with the sound of his lyre. The two husbands became kings of this city. Niobe angered the gods with their pride and they ended up killing their children, to punish her.

The Greek statues representing Niobe, always shown with children injured in his arms, protecting them from the wrath of the gods, as she drags them to safety.


Trinity MatrixTrinity's name refers to the Holy Trinity and its role in Christianity.

Trinity shows from the first part of Matrix that love can cure everything. (Although we also have the Hindu trinity that is not as "good": Brahma, Bishnu and Shiva).

But the truth, and rather less prosaic, is that Trinity is also a program that distributed some years ago by IRC (chat program we had in the 90s), and served to make attacks on IP's. Also it is written as Trin00.

:: Morpheus - MORPHEO - Morpheus

Morpheus - MatrixMorpheus is a name of Greek origin meaning "which makes it look wonderful."

Morpheus the Greek god of sleep is the son of Hypnos ... hence the saying "fall into the hands of Morpheus" to indicate that someone is sleeping.

Morpheus, also comes the word Morphine (also makes it look wonderful, they say).

In Matrix, Morpheus is the role of the contrary ... is who awakens Neo from his false life inside the womb. It would be a John the Baptist.

In fact, when Neo wakes up and lives outside the Matrix, literally out of the water.

Famous phrase: "Would you like to know what is the Matrix? Matrix around us. It is everywhere, even now, in this very room, you can see if you look out the window or turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth: That you are a slave like others born into bondage, born into a prison not you can not smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.


Merovingio - MatrixMerovingian is the leader of the free programs Matrix.

The film is meant to be one of the chosen although he preferred to stay with the girl (Persephone) and the powers it has in Matrix, rather than sacrifice his life to save mankind and Zion ... but this is not very clear .

Perhaps some reader can help with some more information.

Tells a story / legend that the Merovingian kings, who reigned in France more than 1,300 years ago, believed to be the direct descendants of Jesus.

For those who give credence to this story, it seems the crypto-Merovingian bloodline was perpetuated in the shade until today, so the "Lost King", the "Great Monarch" is present among us incognito. When the time comes, it will manifest ...

Merovingian represents exactly that character, as opposed to the figure of Neo. (Read "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, for more information. Read considering that is a fiction book. Not a treatise on history.).


keygen MatrixIf we see instead of seeing it as a creator of Keys, like Key Generator (keygen) it is much easier to place it in the proper context.

A KeyGen is a program that generates alphanumeric keys to deceive another program into believing that you are a registered user and you possess a legal key for it to work.

In Matrix, the Creator of Keys builds the key that opens the door to the Architect. That is, Neo helps to hack the code entry Mátrix.

Long, is my favorite character :-)

Well, I hope that this compilation of characters you have been helpful and you enjoyed reading it as much as I have done writing it.

We talk to each other.

Who's what in Matrix
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Who's what in Matrix
Glossary of terms and characters of Matrix - This article explains and analyzes who represents each character in the movie Matrix.
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Peñarroya Montserrat
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13 replies
  1. Miguel Angel
    Miguel Angel says:

    Thank you very much, now I understand better the trilogy. By the way, the character now I like most is the KeyGenerator!

  2. Alejandro
    Alejandro says:

    Looking for some things I found your blog and your article, very interesting, I think the sources in which the creators were based were also the animes Gost in the Shell, I saw that anime before he left the first Matrix and has much influence.
    According to The Matrix criticizes much the modern way of life and presents us which is the true concept of freedom, the current technology is releasing or are we more chains us ?. is chistos see how some people get bad day that they forget the charger cel. or have no network to upload tweets ..

  3. Montserrat
    Montserrat says:

    100% agree with you Alejandro. Excessive dependence on humans to think technology is worrisome ... any failure on connections or any massive disappearance of satellites can cause all sorts of chaos. Our way of life hangs by a thread and we are not aware of it. Luckily science fiction helps us to think about it.

  4. Martin Lavarrios
    Martin Lavarrios says:

    Estoy de acuerdo con alejandro y Monserrat, pero es mas preoxupante que el estrés sea un mal de “siglo” que distrayendo nuestra mente se despeja con algo que tengamos mas sercano; los puntos mas destacables son para mi gusto la analogía con la religión cristiana, morpheos no solo nos induce al sueño sino que en la película nos libera de la ilucion-sueño su papel también tiende a compararse con n juan o jesus; por otro lado toda la película es mas parecida a el libro LA VIDA ES UN SUEÑO; cuantas veces algo que soñamos se nos hace real o creemos fijamente que fue real, por otro lado trinity no solo es la divina trinidad sino todo lo que en vuelve elnumero tres, TREA NAVES TRES CAPITANES TRES MISIONES, los tres clavos los tres ladrones las tres cruces.

  5. Federico
    Federico says:

    The hegemonic power around us. It is everywhere, even now, in this very room, you can see if you look out the window or turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth: That you are a slave like others born into bondage, born into a prison no you can not smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

  6. Federico
    Federico says:

    It is interesting to think that Agent Smith was obsessed with the human mind and especially neo. Arguably the power went off Smith had gained control of the machines.
    We might think that the world shift control of humans by machines could have been x error creating artificial intelligence. And then, out of control the Smith program was at stake the very survival of their creators (the machines).
    Quietly it could be a prediction of future existence.

  7. Peñarroya Montserrat
    Peñarroya Montserrat says:

    :-) I every time I teach a class of "AI bots and Chatbots" think of Matrix and Terminator ... I'm a big fan of technology ... but I think all IA should have a button "Stop & Reset" for to delete them at the same time say "I am" :-)

  8. Javier Gil Blanco
    Javier Gil Blanco says:

    I like the idea that Merovingian was a chosen from an earlier version of Matrix. I lose quality Persephone losing their humanity exists only as a program, as data. Very unusual (for me this is not intuitive, I like this idea)
    A tu idea del botón apagado… Eso no es compatible con la idea IA. Una verdadera IA no puede ser otra cosa que una persona no biológica y no debe ser borrada su existencia por otra persona (aunque sea biológica) En ese caso no se respetaría su existencia o esa persona biológica no podría ser considerada como “Inteligencia Natural” o incluso considerada persona. Si se considera a esa gorila “persona no humana” creo que es para crear un precedente legal. Si no consideramos a una IA como persona si no como un esclavo le estaremos forzando a actuar igual que cualquier animal acorralado; a que nos muerda
    A fight for their freedom. To live as a person or to die fighting for it. (In Animatrix is ​​ER66 or a name like that)
    If it is an AI and has button off, reboot, expiry date to Bladerunner, a "what you see when you close your eyes" ... In that case would not be very smart to settle. Then it would be a more or less complex program
    Without equality is not possible coexistence
    Subjecting a Apartheid AI is not smart

  9. Isra
    Isra says:

    very good collection !! ???? knowing all you know, what could you say about Sati? I think he is a curious and interesting character… as free as “the railwayman,” and he accepts a fatal fate as the Indians of India accept the fatality of life.

    nothing more, thank you very much and we would love if you could expand this information!


  10. Elian
    Elian says:

    Movies try to open our minds and see the dire world around us.
    The film talks about the system that controls us.
    What is the matrix? It is control, says Morpheus.

    And that means the control that governments, banks, the elite have over us.
    In short, we were born slaves, we will die slaves.

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