[Ed. note: This story contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections.]
Even after 4 Matrix films and quite a few spinoff tales, viewers nonetheless don’t know an excessive amount of in regards to the Machines, the artificially clever antagonists of the collection. Most of our peeks into the inner-workings of the A.I. society comes from what we be taught by way of the applications which inhabit and assert some measure of management over the Matrix. So far as what followers of the unique trilogy know, two of the oldest applications that exist are the Oracle, an “intuitive” program who helped to create the model of the Matrix seen all through the movies, and the Architect, this system initially created and tasked by the Machines to create the Matrix itself.
The Analyst, the antagonist of The Matrix Resurrections portrayed by Neal Patrick Harris, introduces a brand new wrinkle into the evolving energy dynamics behind the creation of the Matrix and its continued maintain over human and machine-kind.
The Architect was a program initially created by the Machines to create a functioning model of the Matrix. Unable to take action, the Architect was assisted by the Oracle, a program who who helped develop a model of the Matrix that might preserve humanity sedated at the price of a recurring human anomaly generally known as “the One” and a fraction of the human inhabitants who would be taught of the system’s true nature, escape, and subsequently insurgent towards it. On the finish of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo brokers a truce between the Machines and the people in change for defeating Agent Smith, a mutual existential menace that threatened the integrity of the Matrix, and with it, the survival of each humanity and the Machines. After defeating Smith, Neo’s physique is carried away into the Machine Metropolis. The Matrix Resurrections takes place 60 years after the occasions of The Matrix Revolutions, with Neo now residing out his life as a online game programmer named Thomas Anderson whereas experiencing unusual uncanny visions of his life in the course of the Matrix trilogy.
Seems that this system generally known as The Analyst was current when Neo sacrificed his personal life to defeat Smith, and was instrumental in each Neo and Trinity’s resurrection. After the occasions of the third movie, the Machines consented to the phrases of Neo’s truce, permitting any human who wished to go away the Matrix to take action. This determination led to a lower of the power siphoned by the Machine’s energy vegetation, creating an power scarcity which subsequently threatened the survival of the Machines. This desperation for energy resulted within the eruption of a “civil battle” among the many Machines, as numerous factions of the Machine world that disagreed on whether or not to proceed upholding the truce battled for supremacy and survival. Within the aftermath, a number of of the oldest applications of the Matrix — together with the Oracle, The Architect, and the exile applications — had been purged from the system, whereas The Analyst seized upon the chance to suggest a brand new model of the Matrix which might not solely compel human beings to stay inside the system, however could be constructed round siphoning power from Neo and Trinity particularly.
When Neo’s corpse was taken away, The Analyst set about trying to rebuild each his and Trinity’s physique in an effort to entry the supply code of The One. After reconstructing them, he found that Neo and Trinity exerted huge quantities of power each time they had been in shut proximity collectively. Delighted at this discovery, The Analyst constructed an influence plant particularly to comprise Neo and Trinity that was separate from these of those used to comprise the remainder of humanity, putting them in adjoining pods in order to soundly siphon their power with out risking an overload.
On high of all that, The Analyst created a brand new model of the Matrix, one which preyed on the feelings of the people linked to it to ensnare them in a state of dependency. Although not explicitly said, it’s strongly implied that social media platforms exist on this incarnation of the Matrix and serve a significant position in maintaining the human inhabitants sedated and reluctant to go away the Matrix. With the success of those new developments, The Analyst successfully grew to become the brand new Architect of the Matrix, maintaining an in depth eye on Neo in order to maintain him producing power whereas trying to unravel why the anomaly of “the One” continues to happen, presumably to discover a option to generate but much more energy.
On the finish of The Matrix Resurrections, having misplaced each Neo and Trinity, The Analyst nonetheless insists that he has received as a result of he’s assured that he has created a model of the Matrix that humanity won’t ever voluntarily go away from. In defiance, Neo and Trinity inform the Analyst that they’re going to alter his world collectively and remind humanity what it means to be free once more. If we ever get a sequel, we might even see the Analyst must report again to his bosses … and get an much more revealing peek into the machine world.