(The Matrix Revelations, Volume 2)
The End of the Matrix
(Sequel for “The Matrix Revelations” and a fifth and final movie for the whole saga.)
Episode 3: Arrival of the Villains
The Grand Chancellor had to intercede because he knew that his guards at the entrance were not going to stop doing their duty, even if an intimidating leader of another country was the one that threatened them at the door.
Dillion: “It’s ok officers! We are running out of time here, so let King Therion and Deus T come in now. You can check them later!”
A tall-looking deus that seemed very different from all the others walked into the chamber. Every single one of his steps was heard as if he was walking with a grand body armor on. However, it wasn’t a body armor; it was his true body. He was a robot. This deus had the same physical shape as the others, but his skin was golden and looked tough like metal. His eyes, unlike all the others, were deep and blue in color. He obviously had some sort of enhancement done on his eyes.
The deusanoid leader walked with an aura of superiority and power that made it feel like he was, indeed, the most powerful individual present at the chamber. His commanding voice also sounded like a normal deusian voice that had been mixed with a cold machine’s voice.
King Therion: “Grand Chancillor, may I remind you that Therion is not the name by which my people know me. All the robots and the hybrids of the Deusanoid Faction know me as King. And King is my real name. Please, use it by itself to address me next time.”
He stopped at the center of the chamber just to say those pompous words, and then, he kept walking until he reached Deus Neo, who happened to be in his path.
King Therion: “Excuse me Deus Neo. FREE the path for me.”
Deus Neo moved to the left, but Therion still pushed him a bit more with a powerful horizontal swing of his arm that even moved the sixth Neo’s white board. It was clear that if Deus Neo had not moved—as he did—Therion’s swing would have thrown him out of the way.
Deus Xenor felt as if the disrespect had been directed at him. He didn’t shout, but you could tell that he was angry.
Xenor: “That robotic bastard, who does he think he is? He’s used to doing whatever he wants at his country, but it can’t be the same here.”
Xenor started to reach for one of his weapons, since, he had just seen an attack directed towards Deus Neo, but he was stopped by his teammates.
Morpheo: “Hey, easy Xen, easy. This is not the time for that.”
Morpheo grabbed Xenor’s right arm and Seracheng grabbed Xenor’s left arm from the other side.
Seracheng: “The last thing we need right now is getting our use of weapons suspended as they got it.”
Deus Idana turned around from the row in front and looked at Xenor, whom she considered a father figure in many ways—despite his temper.
Idana: “Don’t forget that we are not like them Xenor.”
Xenor: “Of course we are not, but someone has to teach those fake leaders some manners, sooner or later.”
Maxio: “Just let them bring their own doom. I’m surprised that they didn’t do that already while I was gone.”
Daya: “If they continue like this, they will be the ones that will break the peace treaty between The City of the Matrix and the Deusanoid Faction.”
As usual, Maxio and his sister Daya sounded like the young yet wise ones; Idana sounded like a clear-headed and confident captain, just like Leida Trinity; Xenor sounded like a hot-headed veteran that could go “all-guns-blazing” if needed; and Seracheng seemed calm but self-assured, like the ninja Seraph. In many ways, they were the Trinity Squad in deusian shoes…
And then, there was Deus Neda, the one that was reminiscent of Nera Williams (the Oracle). She didn’t talk much, but you could tell that she had analyzed all the situations there with more depth than anybody else in that room. Perhaps, she was the wisest one, but she kept it to herself.
The young Ida was there as well, sitting alongside her mother, but she didn’t understand much about the problems that they were facing.
Ida: “Mom, are we going to get in trouble again because of dad’s inventions?”
Idana smiled. She seemed very optimistic.
Idana: “I don’t think so dear. I think that this time things will work out fine for your dad, and hopefully, for us as well.”
Ida: “Where’s our robot Bert?”
Idana: “Your robot? Don’t worry, he’s taking care of our lab. You’ll see him soon. He’s not going anywhere.”
The deusian girl—daughter of Deus Neo—seemed strikingly similar to the blue-eyed girl that would be the final Trinity from the Matrix. The last version of Trinity and Deus Ida had similarities that could not be a mere coincidence… Clearly, Deus Neo had not revealed everything about his plan and Thomas Anderson’s plan to the older Neo…
At that moment, the other representative of the Deusianoid Land of Robots and Hybrids went into the chamber with his three bodyguards walking behind him. He was the second representative of their country at the Grand Council of the Deuses.
Unlike most members of their faction, this guy was not a robot or a hybrid of a deus and a robot, he was a normal deus like Maxio, Neo, and the others. However, he was also dressed in a different way from the rest.
Deus T was the only one wearing a white cape in the whole room. The cape had a large and silver T symbol—which looked similar to a cross with a diamond-shaped blank space at its center. He also had some sort of thin and golden body armor on his shoulders, with the same color of King Therion’s body.
He—like Therion before him—stopped at the center of the chamber, and so did his three followers. And he addressed everyone there, even though he had not reached his seat and no one had given him permission to speak. He did it as if he had called them for that session himself.
Deus T: “I am glad that we’ll finally take on the matter of ending the Matrix again. It should be done this time, like it should have been done back then. We have taken far too long to deal with the Matrix.”
Then, he whispered an order to his bodyguards.
Deus T: “Nova, Orion, Neabula, go to your seats and keep an eye on Neo’s group.”
Deus T went to his spherical seat, among the leaders in the front, and his three powerful-looking followers went to their seats, at the last row among the other members.
At that point, the views of Deus T and Deus Neabula showed that they were the two deuses that were talking at the other hidden laboratory, in the after-the-credits scene of The Matrix Revelations. They were the ones that were there when the true Deus Ex vanished. In other words, they knew about the Virtual Matrices and about the project to create a godly deus…
Deus Nova and Deus Neabula were hybrids—part deus and part robot. Nova’s arms and his legs were robotic and strong-looking, but the rest of his body was normal. He was the only one in the room with an orange armored headband on his forehead. It looked like a crown of sorts. Neabula had one normal arm and one robotic arm, one normal leg and one robotic leg, and a silver eye patch covering her right eye—most likely to conceal another robotic modification of her body. She looked as if half of her was a deusian female and the other half was a living weapon waiting to be used. She was also the only one in the entire chamber that was wearing a somewhat open and revealing garment. All the other females were using the same clothing as the males.
Deus Orion looked like a powerful guard. It wasn’t clear whether he was a robot, a hybrid, or even a normal deus, because he was using full body armor that covered even his face. The armor was thin however. That’s why it was also clear that he was the only one worried about weight lifting among all the members of the chamber. His arms looked naturally strong, even inside the silver armored cover.
As soon as Deus T rested on his seat, he looked at Deus Neo.
Deus T: “I see you finally brought us the proof Neo. I can’t wait to see what you and your team found inside the Matrix. And most importantly, what these ancient human specimens that you defend so much are capable of. I assume it must be something far more interesting than what we have seen so far.”
Deus Neo smiled, thinking about the tests he had prepared to show everyone there.
Deus Neo: “You will see soon. You won’t be disappointed.”
Deus T was sitting on the other white ball, to the left of King Therion, and both of them had a perfect view of the sixth Neo and Rodner Smith, alongside Dissa and Dillion.
Dissa looked at them as if she wished for a bomb to drop on her side, but she tried to pretend she didn’t feel that way—and failed miserably.
King Therion and Deus T didn’t care about the other leaders though. They were only concerned about their rogue faction and their personal agendas.
As soon as Deus T addressed Deus Neo, he focused his eyes on Rodner Smith and only on Rodner Smith, as if he was conjuring a death stare for the bearded guy. It was obvious—and strange—that he had so much more interest on Rodner than on the sixth Neo. He didn’t even look at Neo more than once. He was fully concentrated on Smith, as if he wanted him to know that he was seeing him.
It began to feel like this cape-wearing deusian leader had seen Rodner Smith before…
Then, Neo noticed something that was completely unexpected. He saw that Rodner Smith’s right hand began to shake as the caped deus stared at him. Rodner had to put his right hand inside a pocket of the white vest he had, and he quickly used his left hand to hold it in place, to stop the sudden shaking. This wasn’t a normal occurrence at all. Neo knew better than anyone that Rodner Smith was many things, but he wasn’t a coward or a weak man. Indeed, he had never seen Rodner displaying that level of fear before. It was clear that Smith feared the caped deus that was staring at him, even more than what he could ever fear Thomas Anderson, Neo, and even Deus Maxio… could it be that he had recognized someone in that deus, just like Neo had recognized others in Deus Neo’s teammates?
A sudden realization landed on Neo like a thunder strike: Could it be possible that there was someone that he had to worry more about than Rodner Smith? Could there be someone that was even more dangerous?
After seeing that, it seemed like it…
NEXT—- Episode 4: The Test Subjects and the Decision